Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Michelle F.
    • 10. Shakin' by Eddie Money
      I swear he was singing that to me! I wish!
    • 9. Shooting Star by Bad Company
      "Johnny was a school boy when he heard his first Beatles song..."
    • 8. You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees
    • 7. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
    • 6. Emotion by Samantha Sang
      This song still gives me goose bumps!
    • 5. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
    • 4. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 3. The Biggest Part Of Me by Ambrosia
      Ok...I'm partial to Ambrosia.
    • 2. How Much I Feel by Ambrosia
    • 1. Rock and Roll Band by Boston
      Everything from Boston!

    By: D Burns
    • 10. London Calling by The Clash
      A definitive tune from a late 1970s band. This band represented a punk attitude but were more lyrically and musically sound, and helped continue the social relevance of rock as defined in the 1960s. An underrated band that should have lasted longer.
    • 9. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
      Another Led Zeppelin tune, this a little louder and heavier. It represents the best fusion of deep south blues and heavy metal rock for which the band was so famous.
    • 8. Heroes by David Bowie
      Overplayed due to the cover made a few years ago, this is still one of Bowie's most mature songs coming out of the 70s. Sophisticated mixing on behalf of Brian Eno, this song stands the test of time and represents Bowie's story telling and singing ability at its best.
    • 7. The Partisan by Leonard Cohen
      The saddest song I know. About a French partisan who gave up everything he had to fight the Germans. Cohen is a lesser-known calibre of songwriter in the league of Dylan...he was a poet first. Bono calls him "an artist's artist". (Technically this song is late 1969)
    • 6. Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
      Remember when the Rolling Stones weren't a living mockery of themselves? I can't, but I do know that this song is incredible. I think it's their best.
    • 5. Cortez The Killer by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
      Neil Young is banned from Spain because of this song. A brutal indictment of the colonisation of the Americas in general, this is one of the most haunting songs I've ever heard. This is a personal fav, but there's another 10-20 songs from Young that we could consider here.
    • 4. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd's albums always sound best when considered comprehensively. Dark Side of the Moon is very difficult to pick apart, but the best 'stand alone' song I could think of was Us and Them.
    • 3. Spirit Of Radio by Rush
      A song dedicated to a great independent radio station in Toronto from the late 1970s (CFNY). Geddy Lee's voice doesn't get too much in the way, and it displays all the best elements of the band.
    • 2. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin has a tremendous amount of diversity, but sometimes you can strip away all the heavy bass and guitar riffs and have a great, elegant song -- like 'Thank You'. 'Tangerine' is also a great ballad.
    • 1. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
      I prefer this song to his other signature tune, 'Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald'.

    I tried to raise the profile of some 'hidden gems' and remind people why some popular songs are so good. I didn't contribute anything from Motown, The Who, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, Meatloaf, The Guess Who, Bruce, etc.
    By: Marc-André St-Pierre
    • 10. How Can I Tell You by Cat Stevens
    • 9. Black Magic Woman by Santana
    • 8. A Horse With No Name by America
    • 7. Summer '68 by Pink Floyd
      A trip.
    • 6. Southern Man by Neil Young
    • 5. Colour My World by Chicago
    • 4. The Mexican by Babe Ruth
      I was DJ at the time. Had to play this 10 times a night.
    • 3. School by Supertramp
    • 2. What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye
      The message/Juste les paroles en font une grande chanson
    • 1. Across The Universe by The Beatles
      One of the best songs of all time/Une des meilleures de tous les temps

    By: David
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      Forever a classic.
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Ozzy at his best.
    • 8. Fools In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      The most underrated Led Zeppelin song ever.
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
      What needs to be said?
    • 6. Mother by Pink Floyd
      A testament to how deep this band can get.
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The song that made a great band what it is (besides heroine).
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The redneck national anthem.
    • 3. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      Meaningful and hard, what a combination.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      How did they do this on acid?
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song of any decade.

    Call a Chinese restaurant and ask for Led Zeppelin, it's great.
    By: BSWK
    • 10. Because The Night by Patti Smith
    • 9. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
    • 8. Rockaway Beach by The Ramones
    • 7. Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music
    • 6. Pump It Up by Elvis Costello
    • 5. Best Friend's Girl by The Cars
    • 4. Good Girls Don't by The Knack
    • 3. Cruel To Be Kind by Nick Lowe
    • 2. Is She Really Going Out With Him by Joe Jackson
    • 1. Starry Eyes by The Records

    By: Vern Cox
    • 10. Don't Look Back by Boston
    • 9. Shout It Out Loud by KISS
    • 8. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
    • 7. Takin' Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • 6. Do Ya by ELO
    • 5. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse
    • 4. Chicago by Graham Nash
    • 3. Old Fashioned Love Song by Three Dog Night
      Paul Williams is a dynamite writer.
    • 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
    • 1. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by 5th Dimension
      Reminded me of Zager & Evans' sound.

    By: Samantha Thompson
    • 10. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
      No comment!
    • 9. Taking Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Another song that everybody loves!
    • 8. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
      Yes......this song is the bomb.
    • 7. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
      The only song of Blondie's that I really like.
    • 6. Bad To The Bone by George Thorogood
      Yep......everybody knows this song!!!
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Come's Eric Clapton, people!
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This is a great song! And who couldn't love a band named after a blimp made of lead???
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      See above :-Ŝ
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Who couldn't luv Skynyrd? Noboby!
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      This is by far the best song EVER!!!

    Yes....the 70's were THE era for great other decade had better music....I mean, c'mon people....the 70's had Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Peter Frampton, the Bee Gees....yea!
    By: Gary Nilsson
    • 10. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
      This song just makes me happy.
    • 9. Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
      Another great tribute to the 73 men who sailed the Pueblo.
    • 8. Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels
      One of the most underrated singers.
    • 7. Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
      I love the long version.
    • 6. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      This is where Gerry Rafferty got started. What a great voice.
    • 5. A Horse With No Name by America
      1972 was a great year for big hits. This is one of the best.
    • 4. Black Magic Woman by Santana
      One of Santana's best.
    • 3. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      Reminds me of my college days. It still gives me chill bumbs.
    • 2. American Pie by Don Mclean
      What a tribute to the day the music died.
    • 1. Without You by Harry Nilsson
      Greatest love song of all time. Not just because I'm a Nilsson fan. Not too many have a three-and-a-half octave voice. Loved by the Beatles.

    There's nothing like the 50's, 60's, and most of the 70's music.
    By: Mark
    • 10. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      The best by one of the best. I heard if you play the Dark Side Of The Moon album and the Wizard Of Oz movie, the music is in sync with the movie.
    • 9. Tom Sawyer by Rush
      Rush is so underrated, and so musically gifted. Lead singer has a great voice; legendary drummer.
    • 8. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Billy Joel has great talent, this song sums it up.
    • 7. You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
      Slow song all of us know.
    • 6. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say? Led Zeppelin is incredible.
    • 5. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      Classic slow song...Clapton on the guitar is amazing.
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Copied by P song though.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Could be number 1 also, great song.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      All-time great...could easily be number 1.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      Beautiful song that still makes you think.

    So much great music from this era!!!
    By: Stephen Harper
    • 10. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • 9. I'd Love To Change The World by Ten Years After
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 5. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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