Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Greer Phillips
- 10. American Pie by Don McLean
Sorry, played out or not, you cannot argue with this song....I am just proud of the fact that I know every word!!!!
- 9. Magnet And Steel by Walter Egan
Does it get any cooler than having Linda Rondstadt and Stevie Nicks as your back up singers on your ONLY hit song???
- 8. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
I was raised on ABBA and love practically every one of their songs....this one just happens to be my favorite.
- 7. Night Moves by Bob Seger
Ironically, I am not so much a fan of anything else by Bob Seger, but GOD do I love this song....
- 6. Bodisattvah by Steely Dan
I think I spelled it right....I love the chord changes in the chorus of this song....I also love "Peg" and "My Old School" but I wanted to only have one song per band or artist...
- 5. 10 Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
My favorite Zeppelin tune; one of the few that hasn't been played out (except for the Black Crowes/Jimmy Page version, which wasn't nearly as good).
- 4. Levon by Elton John
"When the New York Times said God is Dead"---gives me chills....
- 3. Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
My favorite disco song of all time....it was #1 the week I was born....
- 2. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
Inspires impromptu a capella singalongs at parties (after several beers, of course).
- 1. Beast Of Burden by Rolling Stones
Quite possibly the sexiest song ever.
- 10. Just What I Needed by The Cars
- 9. Hey Jude by The Beatles
- 8. Wondrful Tonight by Eric Clapton
- 7. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
- 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 5. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
- 4. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
- 3. American Pie by Don McLean
- 2. Jive Talkin' by The Bee Gees
- 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
- 10. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
Against the wind...
- 9. Sugar Daddy by Fleetwood Mac
Wow, good song!
- 8. Honey Bee by Tom Petty
Good stuff...Tom Petty rocks.
- 7. Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac
- 6. Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac
Oh yes, indeed.
- 5. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
Heck yes! Fleetwood Mac
- 4. Pagan Baby by Creedence Clearwater Revival
No one knows this song, and it ticks me off because it's really good.
- 3. Slow Ride by Foghat
Good times with this song...
- 2. Night Moves by Bob Seger
This song is so chill, it will always be one of my favorites.
- 1. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
I love this song... Fleetwood Mac is the best.
Fleetwood Mac is the best band ever, along with Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Respect them, they rock!
- 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
This song gets me so pumped up.
- 9. American Pie by Don McLean
A great classic song.
- 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
My favorite KISS song.
- 7. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf's finest.
- 6. Fly By Night by Rush
A great song.
- 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
Another great Boston song.
- 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Freddie Mercury shows his amazing vocal skills in this song and also his versatility and range.
- 3. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
The computer synthesizer is mesmerizing.
- 2. Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
The best of The Boss.
- 1. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
Simply put - an amazing song from an amazing band!
I was born in the early 80's, but I love 70's music. These are my all-time top 10 songs.
- 10. Roundabout by Yes
- 9. FM (No Static At All) by Steely Dan
- 8. Easy To Be Hard by Three Dog Night
This and "One" are songs that will play forever.
- 7. Hitchin' A Ride by Vanity Fare
How can it not be in everyone's Top 10?
- 6. We Will Rock You by Queen
Nothing better at a sporting event.
- 5. Daybreak by Barry Manilow
- 4. Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren
Could be the best song of the past 30 years.
- 3. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago
Intro makes the song immortal.
- 2. Lonely Boy by Andrew Gold
- 1. Get Down by Gilbert O'Sullivan
Most underplayed hit of the decade!
Other considerations: 'See Me, Feel Me', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone'.
- 10. The Harder They Come by Jimmy Cliff
- 9. Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed
Cool..great bass sound.
- 8. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
Is there a better rock song?
- 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Sounds great today...on acoustic guitar.
- 6. Mind Games by John Lennon
- 5. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
Never get tired of this one.
- 4. Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
- 3. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
First 8-track I owned....all songs are solid...title cut is stellar.
- 2. Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney & Wings
The first 45 I bought.
- 1. Born To Run by The Boss
Perfect rock song.
Did LP's sound better than CD's? What do you think?
By: Steve Glazer
- 10. 1984 by David Bowie
Always kept me thinking about the future, but seemed so far away.
- 9. Miss Ameica by Styx
Reality check. My little pretty.
- 8. Keep Pushin' (Live) by REO Speedwagon
Great song about feelin' good.
- 7. King Of The World by Steely Dan
- 6. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
- 5. Green Grass And High Tides by The Outlaws
A song of the times.
- 4. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
Well done (chilling).
- 3. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
So well-written. Sends chills down my spine everytime.
- 2. Highway Star (Made In Japan Live) by Deep Purple
Uplifting driving guitar of Ritchie Blackmore.
- 1. Stairway To Heaven (Live) by Led Zeppelin
Best put together song ever. Utter genius.
I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren; Blue Morning, Blue Day - Foreigner; Solid Rock - Dire Straits; Heartbreaker - Rolling Stones; No. 9 Dream - John Lennon; Hey Hey What Can I Do - Led Zeppelin; Pictures Of Home - Deep Purple; Fish Report With A Beat - KMET a.k.a. East St. Louis Toodle Ooo - Steely Dan.
- 10. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
Along with 'Anarchy in the UK', put punk well into mainstream music.
- 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
A perfect song to pick from a heavily underated band.
- 8. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
An all-around good song by the brilliant Fleetwood Mac.
- 7. Running With The Devil by Van Halen
The song from a band that made 80's rock in the 70's.
- 6. Alright Now by Free
A great song from a very skilled band.
- 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
A definitive classic hard-rock song.
- 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
The Eagles at their finest hour.
- 3. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
THE song that started heavy metal.
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
A revolutionary mixture of rock, pop and opera put to perfection.
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Unquestionably the best song ever produced.
Whole Lotta Rosie- AC/DC, one of the best guitar solos ever. 1970, Fun House and TV Eye from the Stooges, all punk songs 7 years before punk.
By: Mike Ryan
- 10. Dream On by Areosmith
Their best song by far!
- 9. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
Odd choice. But give it a chance... it's awesome.
- 8. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Great song with depressing lyrics.
- 7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
David Gilmour at his best.
- 6. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Possibly the best guitar solo ever.
- 5. Ramblin' Man by Allman Brothers Band
It's a shame Duane Allman was already dead because they were good without him.
- 4. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
Must put Zep on the list.
- 3. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
- 2. Baba O'Reily by The Who
Possibly the greatest rock song ever, off one the greatest rock albums... Who's Next.
- 1. Time by Pink Floyd
Incredible lyrics, guitar solo and I love the clocks.
Too much to pick from, but I tried.
- 10. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
One of the best beats ever.
- 9. Rock and Roll All Nite by KISS
They knew how to entertain.
- 8. Piano Man by Billy Joel
That same old drunken song you love.
- 7. California Dreamin' by Mamas & The Papas
Harmony is good.
- 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Who hasn't had a good time listening to this song? One of the best voices ever!
- 5. Hotel California by Eagles
I like how the beat gives you a California vibe.
- 4. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
What a chill song.
- 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Makes you wanna move.
- 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Everyone has this story.
- 1. Imagine by John Lennon
He is the peaceful man.
I'm only 19 in 2004. I was born in '84, but I love the old stuff.
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