Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Emily Adshead
    • 10. Driven by Rush
      Me and my old dad love this song!
    • 9. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
    • 8. Hurricane by Scorpions
      Fanatastic lyrics!
    • 7. Rainmaker by Iron Maiden
      What a great song!
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      I am sure I recognised this from somewhere?
    • 5. Closer To My Heart by Rush
    • 4. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Great words!
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great tune.
    • 2. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Loved everything.
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Love the lyrics and Ronnie Van Zant is the best!

    The seventies were definitely the times for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Paul Trigwell
    • 10. Emotion by Samantha Sang
    • 9. Merry Xmas Everyone by Slade
    • 8. All Right Now by Free
    • 7. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
    • 6. Lola by The Kinks
    • 5. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. It's Too Late by Carole King
    • 3. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
    • 2. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 1. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees

    By: markus
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Can I get a 200-watt Marshall stack and a Les Paul to me room, Mama?
    • 9. Time by Pink Floyd
      I particularly like the part when it slows down but actually doesnīt.
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Amonahaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeydoheealllllllll. Heavy.
    • 7. Live And Let Die by Paul Mccartney & The Wings
      Exotic powerful thing, and itīs a 007 soundtrack!
    • 6. Woman by John Lennon
      I dunno, I just wish I wrote that one, could be useful on women.
    • 5. Bring It On Home by Led Zeppelin
      Slow blues turns into an invitation to smash things up, who doesnīt react when the riff kicks in?
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      You know.
    • 3. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
      This is what Rīn R is about, itīs got EVERYTHING! A decent little guitar solo, too.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      There is no pain... That chord change still sends shivers down my spine, perhaps the most musically impressive song ever.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      Basically, if people once in a while stopped and listened to what the man is saying here, the world would be such a nice place.

    By: Dave
    • 10. OM by The Moody Blues
      Wow, what a pretty song...
    • 9. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      Don't we all know people like this in High School?
    • 8. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      This song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it...
    • 7. Paul Simon by Kodachrome
      Really, any song by the best songwriter ever... but this one will do. (I can't count how many times we've sung 'Cecilia' to an unsuspecting girl at a party).
    • 6. Love Her Madly by The Doors
      Very quick and catchy, and kick a**
    • 5. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
      Smoke my stuff, and drank all my pretty.
    • 4. Love The One Your With by Stephen Stills
      There's a girl, sittin' right next to you, just looking for something to do...
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      What more powerful than a song written by a man that knows he's gonna die, yet it doesn't bother him.
    • 2. Take it Easy by The Eagles
      That's all I can say.
    • 1. Time by Pink Floyd
      An awesome rock song, best band ever!

    Well, I have to be honest, I'm not sure if all these songs were from the 70's, although I think they are. I could make up about 100 of these lists, too. Also, I'm only 19, but one of the biggest fans of "classic" rock. Something about the lyrics, guitar solos, and general feel that is severely lacking in my music generation. Take it easy...
    By: Katy
    • 10. Rocky Mountain High by John Denver
      You know you really like him. No one ever wants to admit it. :)
    • 9. Carolina In My Mind by James Taylor
      Sweet Baby James..oooh he was so cute on that cover.
    • 8. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
      One of the best disco songs ever done, and still going.
    • 7. Fame by David Bowie
      Reminds me of going to the beach in the summer with a battery-operated radio..this was always playing.
    • 6. I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family
      Oh come on, girls, we loved David Cassidy and we had this
    • 5. Magic Man by Heart
      A couple of gals from Washington State who could actually rock!
    • 4. China Grove by The Doobie Brothers
      Who doesn't turn this one up when they hear it?
    • 3. Refugee by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
      I was a senior in High School when this came out in 1979. It was our anthem.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Still a song of today as much as then. You know every word and every accent.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Who didn't have this or bought their first guitar or when they did, tried to play it?

    Song: Baby Come Back--This song was recorded by Player. I see so often the reference to Ambrosia. Also Ron Moss who plays Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful was a member of the band Player. Thank you
    By: Kristina Norman
    • 10. Saturday Night Fever by Bee Gees
      A disco favorite...still makes you wanna get up and dance.
    • 9. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
      A sweet, loving song of endearing friendship. Don't you wish James Taylor was your friend?
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
      One of their all-time greatest songs.
    • 7. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
      Her best song ever. I still wonder though who did she write it about?
    • 6. Desperado by The Eagles
      Of course The Eagles had a load of hits in the 70's; this one happens to be my favorite.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One of the greatest rock bands ever with one of the greatest vocalists.
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Very pPowerful and emotional song for a group that ended to shortly.
    • 3. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
      Great song overall... Stevie Nicks has one of the most interesting and unique voices I've ever heard and probably will ever hear. Of course anything Stevie sings I'll listen to.
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
      One of the best songs of the 70's ever; very poetical.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is just a masterpiece no matter how many times you here it... plain and simple.

    It's kind of hard to narrow down the top 10 songs of the 70's with great groups like: Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Bee Gees, Queen, Foreigner and Aerosmith. The 70's had the best music of any decade, by far.
    By: Biagio
    • 10. One Love by Bob Marley
      The ganja.
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Pinball Wizard by The Who
      Great song.
    • 7. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
      Not the 70's, but influenced it a lot.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zepplin
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Jason
    • 10. Weekend In New England by Barry Manilow
      Because Barry rocks! You either "get" him or you don't. If you're not into Barry, you're just letting the best of the 70's pass you by.
    • 9. Beast Of Burden by Rolling Stones
      Wanted to give this slot to "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)" by Rod Stewart, but we'll call it a tie. Two songs that have the ability to send chills up my spine.
    • 8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Had to put an Elton song on this list, and this one's my favorite.
    • 7. Come And Get Your Love by Redbone
      So freakin' mellow and groovy.
    • 6. The Heart Of The Night by Poco
      'Cause I'm from New Orleans, and this song mentions the moon "shinin' down on the Pontchartrain."
    • 5. How Deep is Your Love? by Bee Gees
      Last song added to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, this is one of the most underrated ballads of all time.
    • 4. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Turn it up... how can anyone resist the hooks in this song, even if you've heard it about half a billion times?
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The ultimate rock anthem.
    • 2. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      It's got everything- a "full-meal" song (pun intended.) The imagery and varying styles throughout the song make it the "A Day in the Life" of its decade.
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Just the perfect rock'n'roll song, for any decade.

    Like most other people born in the 70's, these songs take me back and will never go out of style. Honorable mentions: New Orleans Ladies (Louisiana Larue), Crazy love (Poco), Tiny Dancer (Elton John).
    By: John
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Can't leave this one out.
    • 9. Combine Harvester by Worzels
      Just for the crack. ;)
    • 8. My Brother Jake by Free
      Fav band.
    • 7. Something's Been Makin' Me Blue by Smokie
      Another great pop song.
    • 6. Lay Back In The Arms by Smokie
      Super track.
    • 5. Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner
    • 4. Tiger Feet by Mud
      Glam bitz.
    • 3. Jeepster by T-Rex
      More memories.
    • 2. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      Great song.
    • 1. Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon
      Never forgotten tune.

    'Can't Get Enough' (Bad Company)
    By: Brittany
    • 10. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      I first heard this song as it was sung by Pantera, but the original is usually better (except in Billy Idol's case with Mony Mony).
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Another I first heard on Detroit Rock City, and I thought it was so good. My dad even taught me to play it on guitar!
    • 8. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
      I first heard this song on Detroit Rock City and I loved it! It caused me to be a David Bowie-loving freak, which soon became Billy Idol-loving freak!
    • 7. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      This song I thought was pretty awesome beacuse it relates to students in school everywhere!
    • 6. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
      I thought that Jailbreak was an awesome song, I first heard it when I saw the 1999 movie Detroit Rock City (all 70s songs, it took place in 1978) and fell in love with the song!
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      This song by KISS was one of their most famous, and even now, in 2004, five-year-olds even know all the lyrics! It became a world-famous song.
    • 4. Surrender by Cheap Trick
      This song became a very popular song of Cheap Trick's in the 70's, even if the original recorded version was rarely played.
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      This song was again sang by Marilyn Manson in the 90s, but I prefer the original 70s version by AC/DC.
    • 2. Rock n' Roll High School by The Ramones
      This song became very popluar after the movie Rock n' Roll High School, and I thought it was pretty funny!
    • 1. Unchained by Van Halen
      This was a very popular song. It wasn't the first on my Top 10 Van Halen list, but it was the first 70's song and thought it should get some credit. More like a lot of credit!

    I wish I could've mentioned some other bands/singers (like the love of my life, Billy Idol) but the others may have been 80's or 90's. But for sure, a lot of work went into this list!

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