Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Guil
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 9. Love Hurts by Nazareth
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. School by Supertramp
    • 6. Sweet Madame Blue by Styx
    • 5. Can't Get It Out Of My Head by ELO
    • 4. Steaven by Alice Cooper
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. The Knife by Genesis

    By: Mike B
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      K, I know it's weird that this is the only Aerosmith song I put, and at number 10, but Led Zeppelin songs tower over all!! <(+_+)>
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Great song by Black Sabbath, I think it's underrated.
    • 8. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      Great song, the lyrics go perfect with the music.
    • 7. It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It) by Rolling Stones
      A great song by the Stones, one of their best.
    • 6. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
      My personal favorite song ever, it seems kinda weird that I didnt put it at a higher ranking.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      A very touching song... I like this song more than any Beatles song.
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      I'm very surprised to see this song only once or twice, a great Led Zeppelin song. (Robert Plant and Jimmy Page thought this was Led Zeppelin's greatest song ever.)
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      My personal favorite Queen song, I'm not surprised to see this one a lot.
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      A very close second, but nonetheless one of the greatest rock songs ever.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      COME ON!!! Anyone that doesn't think 'Stairway To Heaven' is the greatest rock song EVER is just plain weird.

    Can ya guess what my favorite band is?? Yup, it's Led Zeppelin! My favorite songs by 'em aren't in order from greatest to least greatest on this list... I didn't even put like my 4th favorite song (Houses Of The Holy) on here.
    By: Giordano Zanet
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 9. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 5. I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

    By: Justin L
    • 10. At Seventeen by Janis Ian
    • 9. Strange Magic by ELO
    • 8. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
    • 7. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
    • 6. Dancing In The Moonlight by King Harvest
    • 5. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
    • 4. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
    • 3. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
    • 2. Miracles by Jefferson Starship
      Awesome music.
    • 1. Tin Man by America
      Just a great song with some crazy lyrics.

    By: Tony Murray
    • 10. This Flight Tonight by Nazareth
    • 9. Holiday by Nazareth
      "Drinkin' my wine makes me feel fine, gonna have me a holiday".... How can this not be a 70's party song?
    • 8. Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
      It's a hard rockin' song that still gets my blood pumping!
    • 7. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      Still a popular hard-rockin' song today!
    • 6. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      How can this not be on a Top 10 list?
    • 5. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
      Just one of my favorites that to me, defined 70's rock.
    • 4. Big Balls by AC/DC
      Who never listened closely to the lyrics of this song?
    • 3. Atomic Punk by Van Halen
      A rock anthem stable through today!
    • 2. Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap) by AC/DC
      What a song!
    • 1. Eruption by Van Halen
      Who can ignore one of the all-time greatest guitar solos?! Eddie has everyone's attention now!

    Most of these are of the hard rock variety. I could go on with many other Top 10 lists. When the 8-track tape came out, I bought quite a few because I love music. A lot of those songs from the early 8-track days are somewhat sentimental to me.
    By: Tony Murray
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 9. The Cover Of The Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook
    • 8. Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
    • 7. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
    • 6. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
    • 5. Band Of Gold by Freda Payne
      I'm not sure if it's a 70'S song or not.
    • 4. Brian Hyland by Gypsy Woman
    • 3. Daniel by Elton John
    • 2. Sweet Mary by Wadsworth Mansion
    • 1. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass

    By: Lionel
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      The last one was tough..Beatles? Cream w/Eric Clapton? Elton John? Gordon Lightfoot? I go with McLean's 'American Pie' and what might have been.
    • 9. Waterloo by ABBA
      Need to have some Disco (Bee Gees were big, too...just like this song)
    • 8. Sandman by America
      For the Vietnam Vet...
    • 7. War by Edwin Starr
      Can't forget Motown and the sentiment towards the Vietnam War.
    • 6. Steamroller by James Taylor
      A little 70's Blues...
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic Rock for future generations.
    • 4. Take It Easy by Eagles
      "Hotel California" was great, but "Take It Easy" convey's the 70's generation on the road. (Not as much hitch-hikin' today.)
    • 3. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies
      Good alternative to the Beatles to represent the British Invasion.
    • 2. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
      Perhaps the most popular band of the early 70's.
    • 1. Woodstock by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      CSN&Y was the early comet of the 70's.

    You need a top 40...too much good music in this decade.
    By: Bill
    • 10. Reflections Of My Life by Marmalade
    • 9. Long Long Time by Linda Ronstadt
    • 8. Suavecito by Malo
    • 7. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
    • 6. I Love You by Climax Blues Band
    • 5. Time Passages by Al Stewart
    • 4. I've Been Searchin' So Long by Chicago
    • 3. I Need You by America
    • 2. If by Bread
    • 1. Make It With You by Bread

    By: Michael
    • 10. I'm Dreaming by Jennifer Warnes
      A minor, all-but-forgotten hit from Jennifer (she of 'Right Time Of The Night' fame). I remember hearing it while on the beach in FL during summer vacation. A pretty, romantic song about dreaming of the future with the one you love.
    • 9. Could It Be Magic by Barry Manilow
      I'd like to know that Melissa chick too! Barry used a Chopin tune as his inspiration for this, but ultimately it sounds like a pop version of Ravel's Bolero in how it builds a melody into a very sexy crescendo.
    • 8. For All We Know by Carpenters
      Karen Carpenter was the best female vocalist of the 70s, and one of the best of all time IMHO. Top-notch expressiveness. This one barely surpasses 'We've Only Just Begun' as my fave Carpenters tune. Nice to know it was her favorite too. It realistically portrays the uncertainty of where love will go once it begins. Beautiful.
    • 7. Wishing You Were Here by Chicago
      It combines two of my all-time favorite bands - Chicago with The Beach Boys on backing vocals. You just can't go wrong with that combo. Beautiful melody, haunting vocals, amazing arrangement. Emotional reminder of how tough is it to be away from the one you love.
    • 6. One Of These Nights by Eagles
      There's just something very sultry, sexy, erotic, smoky about everything in this song. Sensual rhythm and vocals. Don Henley said the inspiration to write this came from the snare-tom drum patterns of Spinners songs such as 'Could It Be I'm Falling In Love', another great 70s classic.
    • 5. December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by Four Seasons
      This was always a very intriguing tale of seduction to my 15-yr-old ears. 'Who Loves You' was another terrific Four Seasons hit - these guys have taken their unfair share of abuse from critics. Truly one of the greatest acts of the rock era. My appreciation only grows as time goes by.
    • 4. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
      Trashed as they may be by critics and those with an above average level of hipness, the Brothers Gibb wrote a tremendous amount of popular music. After more than 25 years, this still is as fresh and beautiful as ever. The best of their best.
    • 3. Nights Are Forever Without You by England Dan & John Ford Coley
      These guys crafted some very heartfelt ballads featuring great vocal harmonies and lovely melodies - this one being my favorite. 'England' Dan Seals went on to pile up solo hits on the country charts in the 80s.
    • 2. I Go Crazy by Paul Davis
      Crossing paths with someone who occupies a very special place in your heart when you never thought you'd see them again....exhilarating yet painful. This 1977 classic just gets better with age.
    • 1. Dance With Me by Orleans
      A romantic summer night, a slow dance with an 'older woman' who could shake me to the core with a mere glance....ahhh the memory. Terrific breezy, beautiful, melodic arrangement. 'Still The One' is another wonderful 70's gem by Orleans.

    Only 10 songs - Wow it's tough! Yeah, it's pure pop - and many will find it putrid. Tho I also love Led Zeppelin, KISS, Journey, Aerosmith and all the rest of 70's Classic Rock-land, the songs most memorable are still those that vividly recall those intimate, confusing, special moments I'd go back to in a second if only I had a time machine :) My teen years felt much like Hermie's in 'Summer Of '42' :)
    By: Robert
    • 10. Peace of Mind by Boston
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 8. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Children Of The Grave by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 5. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. Refugee by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    • 3. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Need I say more?

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