Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Tommy Bivens
    • 10. Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
    • 9. If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman
    • 8. Let's Get Married by Al Green
    • 7. Sha La La (Make Me Happy) by Al Green
    • 6. Bogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 5. Bad Company by Bad Company
    • 4. Nights On Broadway by The Bee Gees
    • 3. Love Train by The O'Jays
    • 2. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
    • 1. Night Fever by Bee Gees

    By: George Lin
    • 10. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney
      Shocking...changed culture's look at The Wings. Great song.
    • 9. Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band
      Another great song.
    • 8. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      'Nother great Fleetwood Mac song.
    • 7. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac
      Fleetwood Mac hit the dime right on the head.
    • 6. Take The Money And Run by Stev Miller Band
      Most underrated band. Had many hits like The Joker, Wintertime, Swingtown, Rock'n Me, Jet Airliner, and many more. One of my most favorite bands.
    • 5. Southern Man by Neil Young
      Great job of the greatest folk-rock songs of all time.
    • 4. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      Who nation runs wild on this one.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Clapton's best performance ever on this one.
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Epic and One of my favorites.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      All time greatest song. Everything about it is smoothe then extreme and nobody beats Jimmy Paige on the guitar.

    I feel that The Steve Miller Band and Fleetwood Mac don't get the credit they deserve. But still Zeppelin is best from 70's.
    By: Sarah
    • 10. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      Best Doors song, must be on the list.
    • 9. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Okay, this might be the best group ever in the history of rock, and they ruled the seventies and late, that's why I've got a number of entries for them.
    • 8. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      This somber tune will move anybody.
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Rockin' great tune.
    • 6. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
      Right to rock out to, complete punk song.
    • 5. Dy'er Ma'ker by Led Zeppelin
      Great feel-good song for the afternoon.
    • 4. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      Great melody, nice tune.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Great track, not to be missed....amazing to sing along with your friends.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The quintessential song.
    • 1. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      Best, best song ever...ever! The guitar riffs, the lyrics, the voice, the drums...perfection.

    Led Zeppelin gets mad respect.
    By: Peter Hedley
    • 10. Brighton Rock by Queen
      Not too sure about the vocals, but dam* WOT AN AWESOME SOLO, 3.5 MINUTES OF BRIAN MAY HEAVEN!!
    • 9. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Just watch this on the new LED ZEP DVD. Truly astonishing solo/outro from Page... together with John Bonham at his finest.
    • 8. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
      Crunching intro riff, typical Jimmy Page OVER THE TOP solo which ROCKS, spine tingling John Bonham drums together with Plant's near-perfectly suited vocals stand this out from possibly the best Zeppelin album IMO.
    • 7. Michael Jackson by Dont Stop 'Til You Get Enough
      BY FAR the best disco track ever made. Quite possibly this guy has the best vocals ever, alongside Freddie Mercury. A combination of a catchy simple beat, Casio keyboard interludes and truly astonishing vocals stand this out.
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Ear-rippingly awesome guitar riffs, truly class lyrics. As already said, best love song ever, especially with the Elton John piano outro.
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Hey, wot can I say. I like memorable, simple riffs.
    • 4. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
      The simplicity of Iommi's riffs and Ozzy's quality vocals at their peak.
    • 3. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix
      Is it me or do most people seem to forget this awesome track? Best opening riff ever.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Not quite as ground breaking as the number 1, but quite esquisite opening bars together with an awesome solo full of rajed bends, and a great climax.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      No doubt wot can be said has already been said. Perfect blend of piano, slow an fast guitar solos, off the wall vocals, class lyrics. A risk that was worth pulling off!

    By: Justin Kirkpatrick
    • 10. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 9. Let Me Roll It by Wings
    • 8. Livin' The USA by Steve Miller Band
    • 7. Happy by The Rolling Stones
    • 6. Traveling Man by Bob Seger
    • 5. Band On The Run by Wings
    • 4. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Love Reign O'er Me by The Who
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominos

    By: Rod W. Bailey
    • 10. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      This is not the greatest band, but will the knob be turned when this comes on the radio?...only the volume knob...UP!!!
    • 9. Love Is Alive by Gary Wright
      Not "Dream Weaver"-oatmeal!....."Love is Alive"-steak!
    • 8. That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C. and the Sunshine Band
      This will serve as my obligatory Disco Song because I've got a weakness for the way the girls say, "THAT's the way, uh-HUH..That's the way" Although I probably should've chosen "Freak Out" by Chic.OH NO,Niles is gonna be so MAD at me!
    • 7. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
      D.H. ...the thinking man's Olivia Newton-John and my first love (besides my baby-sitter and the girl who played the queen who the cat (me) went to visit in our school play).
    • 6. Deuce by KISS
      "Get UP...and get your GRANDma OUT of Here!" ?!?...What?! I hope that when I grow up, I too will be deemed, "Worth a Deuce"..whatever that means.
    • 5. Jet Airliner by Steve Miller
      First, one of the sexiest guitar riffs in the world, then, a man, in a mild-mannered, almost wholesome-sounding, kindergarten-sing-songy voice effectively causing us to sympathize with the plight of a DRUG DEALER. Genius.
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      Cheesy singing, maudlin saxophone, goofy synthesizer noises, and without exceptionthe most consistently goose-bump-inducing song in the world.
    • 3. Barracuda by Heart
      It's not only about a barracuda, she also sings about a dolphin swimming in a pool. It's like Jacques Cousteau. Would you like to talk about "WICKED"?....listen to that guitar solo that soars and snarls all over the place, not to mention the fact that she is the best female singer that ever lived! Janis Joplin?...Edith Piaf?..Mariah Carrey?....PLEASE!
    • 2. Let's Go by The Cars
      Best analog keyboard sound, but most importantly the best "cheer-leader" claps. Can you name me a sexier song?...No, you can not. The first time I heard this I said, "That's it. I'm running away from home. I'm going to New York to wear cool clothes and drive around really fast looking for the girl in this song.
    • 1. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      It's stupid to even include Led Zeppelin because they're on an entirely different plane than any other band. Every one of their songs is "The Best Song In The World", depending on which one you're currently listening to. They are the only band that is better than the Beatles. This is not a's pure mystery and emotion funneled from out of the ether by inhuman sorcerers of the blackest and most beautiful order.

    Ranking songs is impossible. It's only good for starting arguments. There are too many amazing bands to choose only ten. These were the first that popped into my head. I'm glad to see that I'm not alone in preferring 70's music to the horrible crap the poor kids of today are going to grow up to be nostalgiac about. Blink 182?...Avril Lavigne?...Shania(shudder)TWAIN?!? Thank God for The White Stripes and Outkast.
    By: Roger Prows
    • 10. Baba O'Reily by Who
    • 9. Behind Blue Eyes by Who
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Seasons Of Whither by Aerosmith
    • 6. 2112 by Rush
    • 5. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
    • 4. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Mama Kin by Aerosmith
    • 2. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 1. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Immortal drum line.

    Not fair just ten. Should have top ten Zep. songs.
    By: Karl
    • 10. It's Only Rock 'N Roll by The Rolling Stones
      Pretty much sums it up, don'tcha think?
    • 9. The Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      My favorite Dylan song.
    • 8. Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
      Favorite Doors song, along with L.A. Woman.
    • 7. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
      I think this song is really underrated. It's fun to listen to and play.
    • 6. Funk 49 by Joe Walsh
      This song is just fun to listen to.
    • 5. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
      Again, this pretty much says it all.
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      If this song doesn't get blared on the last day of school, you've got problems.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The guitar solo still amazes me every time I hear it.
    • 2. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
      Great riff. My favorite 70's Stones song to hear live.
    • 1. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Love the bass line, love the guitar, just love tha dam* song!

    By: Emilio Velez
    • 10. Tired Of Toein' The Line by Rocky Burnette
    • 9. Itīs A Heartache by Bonnie Tyler
    • 8. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
    • 7. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M
      No es una gran cancion, pero me recuerda mi niņez
    • 4. Heroes by David Bowie
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 1. Video Killed The Radio Star by Buggles
      Amo esta cancion

    By: Ana Martinez
    • 10. Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
    • 9. Your Song by Elton John
    • 8. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
    • 7. Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
    • 6. If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
    • 5. My Eyes Adored You by Frankie Valli
    • 4. Conquistador by Procol Harum
    • 3. Vincent by Don McLean
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon

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