Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Andrew Brinker
    • 10. The Sunshine Of My Love by Cream
    • 9. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 8. Free Will by Rush
    • 7. I'm Free by The Who
    • 6. Rock 'N' Roll Band by Boston
    • 5. T.N.T by AC/DC
    • 4. All Right Now by Free
    • 3. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 1. Rock 'N' Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Robert Plant's voice rocks. That riff just gets stuck in your head.

    By: Diane Adam-Hernandez
    • 10. Susy Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      What needs to be said about these guys? I don't think they've done one song I didn't like.
    • 9. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      This is laying on the hood of your car at night listening to the crickets song.
    • 8. Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash
      Another highway song.
    • 7. Watcha Gonna Do by Pablo Cruise
      Good tunes.
    • 6. Forever by Journey
      Good stuff.
    • 5. Fire On The Mountian by Marshall Tucker Band
      I like the Marshall Tucker Band.
    • 4. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
      Great--nothing else needs to be said.
    • 3. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by Hollies
      They really should get more recognition. I think this is probably the best song they've ever done!
    • 2. Seven Bridges Road by Eagles
      Totally awesome to be listening to this as you cruise down the highway.
    • 1. Two Hangmen by Mason Profit
      Fits in with the seventies attitude & feelings very well. Great easy listening song!

    I grew up in the seventies. I consider it the best musical era of all. Diane
    By: Josh
    • 10. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 9. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 8. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 4. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynrd
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    I'm Josh, I'm 14 from Boston and I've been listeing to Classic Rock for about 7 years. I like pretty much any type of music except rap.
    By: Bill
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      It, along with the band, will never get old.
    • 9. American Pie by Don McLean
      Ya expected it on the list. It belongs.
    • 8. Hey Jude by Beatles
      We all know it. Or at least the main verses.
    • 7. Beth by KISS
      What's a 70's top ten list without KISS?
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Rules the lighter songs.
    • 5. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
      A different type of song to relate to. Great!
    • 4. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      We all just love to hear it over and over.
    • 3. Lola by Kinks
      Gotta love it.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      We have all been there with that song.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      Any questions?

    The 70's was clearly the best real rock decade ever.
    By: Robbo
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
      It's only this far down because my dad likes them!
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Always a crowd pleaser.
    • 8. Bron-y-aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      Great foot tappin' song.
    • 7. Rocking All Over The World by Status Quo
      One of those party songs.
    • 6. Children Of The Revolution by T-Rex
      Great intro.
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrrd Skynyrd
      If only they were British!!
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      If only it was written and performed by Led Zeppelin, the song would be no.1. Shame!
    • 3. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      If ever there was a war-cry, this would be it!
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Yet another example of why Led Zeppelin owned the 70's.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      There's just no beating this song. Majestic guitar and drum playing by Page and Bonham, accompanied by Plant's excellent vocals.

    Led Zeppelin are the best and no-one comes close!
    By: Richard
    • 10. Black Magic Woman by Santana
      Well, my favorite Santana *tune* is 'Europa', but since this is about songs, I'll have to forgo the instrumental.
    • 9. Hypnotized by Fleetwood Mac
      Before they became pop stars.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      ...because sometimes simplicity is a good thing.
    • 7. Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
      Excellent analog synth.
    • 6. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
      This is a group with so many great songs. I settled on the one that brings back the oldest memories.
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Great song -- 'nuff said.
    • 4. Love Reign O'er Me by The Who
      The entire 4th side of Quadrophenia (they had "sides" in those days) is a masterpiece.
    • 3. The Musical Box by Genesis
      As with Yes, it's hard to pick a favorite early Genesis song, but this one stands out in my mind.
    • 2. Frozen Love by Buckingham Nicks
      How many people even know that Lindsey and Stevie put out an album before they joined Fleetwood Mac? This is a gem that is overlooked far too often.
    • 1. And You And I by Yes
      Choosing a Yes song was tough since there are so many good ones from this period. I picked this over 'Yours Is No Disgrace' and 'Starship Trooper' (favorite concert encore) because of its structure and climax. But those strengths apply to the other songs as well.

    By: John A. Missirlis
    • 10. Ripple by Grateful Dead
      So peaceful.
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      duh duh duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duh, duh duh duh....
    • 8. Spanish Caravan by The Doors
      Again, I have no idea what songs are late 60's versuss early 70's. This song is mind-numbing.
    • 7. Uncle John's Band by Grateful Dead
      I love when my nephews call me Uncle John.
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      The Wall still makes me feel comfortably numb.
    • 5. Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
      Was this 70's or 60's. I'll go with 70's.
    • 4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Unforgetable guitar.
    • 3. The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
      "I am just a poor boy but my stories seldom told....."
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The first song I danced to.
    • 1. Dream On by Aerosmith
      I loved this song the first time I heard it in High School.

    Sorry for any mistakes.
    By: Michael KIng
    • 10. Californication by Led Zeppelin
      Going to San Fransico? Have fun! But Led Zeppelin never did.
    • 9. Custard's Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      One of my friend's favorites.
    • 8. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Been dazed and confused so long it's not true.
    • 7. Three Years Old by Led Zeppelin
      A little song about a father's love for his daughter.
    • 6. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
      An Awesome job by John of the best drummers that ever lived.
    • 5. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
      No words to describe this song.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Not my favorite song, yet highly popular.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      A song about a little country that most people have never heard of.
    • 2. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      One of the best songs they ever made. Just extremely rhtymic.
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      A tribute to the fans. Not many bands showed their appreciation like Led Zeppelin.

    Led Zeppelin is the best artist you forgot you ever listened to, trust me. You will agree with my choices.
    By: Randy Gallicano
    • 10. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
    • 9. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 8. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Night Moves by Bob Seger
    • 6. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
    • 5. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting by Elton John
    • 4. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
    • 3. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominos

    By: Juan Carlos
    • 10. All Of My Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. A Town Called Malice by The Jam
    • 4. Bee Gees by How Deep Is Your Love
    • 3. The Eagles by Hotel California
      You can check in any time you like...
    • 2. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      The song itself is "short" but I reckon it's the 5-minute fading chorus that gets me going.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    We (us Colombians) hardly got much of this music aired. It was totally the opposite in the 80's. During the first couple of years of the 80's we only just started to hear songs that were mistaken for 80's but that were actually 70's tracks.

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