Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Ol Timma
    • 10. Fool For The City by Foghat
    • 9. Dialogue by Chicago
    • 8. Teacher by Elton John
    • 7. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
    • 6. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
    • 2. Night Fever by Bee Gees
    • 1. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night

    By: Tasha
    • 10. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
    • 9. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 8. Calling Dr. Love by KISS
    • 7. Don't Worry Baby by The Beach Boys
    • 6. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
    • 5. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 3. Horror Movie by Skyhooks
    • 2. Oye Como Va by Santana
    • 1. If You Want Blood by AC/DC
      Great song to air guitar to!

    By: Ryan Coligan
    • 10. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
      The finest moment of the band.
    • 9. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
      Lindsey is the studio wizard of the 70's.
    • 8. Living In The 70's by Skyhooks
      Great Aussie band.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Great song.
    • 6. You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac
      Fleewood rock!
    • 5. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
      Stevie Nicks with the exorcism style... brilliant.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Brana May is good.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Hahaha! What can you possibly say?!
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Their finest moment.
    • 1. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      Fine peice of guitar work by Lindsey.

    By: Brendan Barker
    • 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 9. Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
    • 8. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
    • 6. Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by Rolling Stones
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 3. Light My Fire by Doors
    • 2. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      Greatest song ever made.

    By: Mal
    • 10. Can The Can by Suzi Quatro.
      Yet again Suzi!!
    • 9. Its So Easy by Linda Ronstadt
    • 8. 48 Crash by Suzi Quatro
      More Suzi !!
    • 7. L.A. International Airport by Susan Raye
    • 6. Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro
      Suzi Again!!
    • 5. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
    • 4. Poor Poor Pitiful Me by Linda Ronstadt
      From a great album.
    • 3. Words by Sharon O'Neil
      Classic Kiwi.
    • 2. Its A Heartache by Bonnie Tyler
      That voice !!
    • 1. The Wild One by Suzi Quatro
      Suzi will always be my #1.

    My female top 10 of the 70's. There were a couple of good all-girl bands as well, Pussycat from Holland and Clout from South Africa.
    By: Le Corsaire
    • 10. In The Evening by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. The Temple Of The King by Rainbow
    • 8. Bright Eyes by Blind Guardian
    • 7. Keeper Of The Seven Keys by Helloween
    • 6. Killing Yourself To Live by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Breaking The Law by Judas Priest
    • 4. 22 Acacia Avenue by Iron Maiden
    • 3. Gates Of Babylon by Rainbow
    • 2. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 1. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin

    By: William Butman
    • 10. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
    • 7. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 6. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. You Are Everything by The Stylistics
    • 4. Draggin' The Line by Tommy James
    • 3. Day After Day by Badfinger
    • 2. Share The Land by The Guess Who
    • 1. American Woman by The Guess Who

    Two greatest bands of the 1970s: Led Zepplin & Fleetwood Mac
    By: Robert Thomas
    • 10. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
      Fantastic intro but strong throughout.
    • 9. I'm Mandy Fly Me by 10cc
      Maybe my fav ever single.
    • 8. Starless by King Crimson
      This is from my favourite King Crimson period.
    • 7. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      And I never really liked them, but this was special.
    • 6. In The End by Peter Hammill
      The nadir of depression. I've never been this low.
    • 5. After The Goldrush by Neil Young
      Stunning melody and lyrics.
    • 4. Since I've Been Lovin' You by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest blues track there will ever be.
    • 3. Undercover Man by Van Der Graaf Generator
      One of Peter's greatest moments.
    • 2. Sometime World by Wishbone Ash
      It's the guitar on the 2nd half of the song.
    • 1. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes by Kevin Ayers
      He should have been massive.

    By: Zak
    • 10. Eruption by Van Halen
      Best guitar ever.
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Everybody remebers that song.
    • 8. La Grange by ZZ Top
      Woah great great written all over it.
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      2nd greatest Zeppelin song.
    • 6. Baby, I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
      I love this song period.
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd is great - Echoes, Money, Wish You Were Hs.ere, Hey You, Comfortably Numb all are a top 5 song
    • 4. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
      Best driving song ever.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest Zeppelin song.
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The song just flows through you.
    • 1. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
      No one else has even thought of this song but it is the best!

    Hard to put those in that order, but that's how they came to me - some weren't even mention! I can't believe that!
    By: Kyle
    • 10. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 9. China Grove by Doobie Brothers
    • 8. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 7. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 5. Sympathy For The Devil by Rolling Stones
    • 4. China Cat Sunflower by Grateful Dead
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Midnight Rider by Allman Brothers

    The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin all have dozens of songs that deserve to be on this list. One could easily do a list of the top 10 bands. Honorable Mentions: Devil Went Down To Georgia, anything by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Smoke On The Water, Radar Love. There's too many good songs to truly have a top ten list.

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