Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Joseph lutvey
    • 10. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      I said hey hey mama.....what a riff.
    • 9. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      Heavy metal thunder.......we owe you one boys.
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      You wanted the best you got the best........
    • 7. Fox On The Run by Sweet
      Indulge me this one....I was a kid.
    • 6. It's Only Rock And Roll by Rolling Stones
      "Greatest rock and roll band of all time".
    • 5. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Definitive.
    • 4. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
      Go Johnny.
    • 3. Surfin' Bird by Ramones
      Who else can make you feel so good from three chords?
    • 2. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Bon will live forever.
    • 1. It's A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock... by AC/DC
      Bon at his best.

    Honourable mention to Deep Purple, Frank Zappa, Status Quo, The Who, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Jam, The Cure, John Paul Young.
    By: Pepe
    • 10. Disillusion by ABBA
      1973
    • 9. Money, Money, Money by ABBA
      1976
    • 8. The Name Of The Game by ABBA
      1978
    • 7. Fernando by ABBA
      1976
    • 6. When I Kissed The Teacher by ABBA
      1976
    • 5. Summernight City by ABBA
      1979
    • 4. Thank You For The Music by ABBA
      1978
    • 3. S.O.S. by ABBA
      1975
    • 2. Angel Eyes by ABBA
      1979
    • 1. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
      1976


    By: Wouldn't You Like To Know
    • 10. Fly By Night by Rush
      Another great Rush song. :P
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Good guitar riff.
    • 8. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      One of The Who's best songs.
    • 7. Closer To The Heart by Rush
      This is truly a great song... Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart as usual doing an awesome job.
    • 6. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      As well a classic.
    • 5. Breathe by Pink Floyd
      Another great Pink Floyd song.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      I love these lyrics.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The guitar, no keyboards, no strings, no EVERYTHING sounds really good on this song.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Vocals on this song are amazing.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What's to say? It's a classic and everyone knows it and loves it!

    Keep in mind this is just my opinion and there are many more great songs out there.
    By: Andy
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Steve Tylerís amazing!
    • 9. Under Pressure by Queen
      Good song!
    • 8. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
      Fast song, I love it.
    • 7. Who Are You by The Who
      Sweet!
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song!
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Great song!
    • 4. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Slow song but it's still good!
    • 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Fast paced, I love it!
    • 2. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      What can you say about a song like this?
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Amazing song!

    I'm only 16 but I think the 70's were the best era for music!
    By: Dale Smith
    • 10. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
    • 9. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
    • 8. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 3. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Still rocks harder than most groups today.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean
      Greatest song ever.


    By: Warren Brennan
    • 10. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 9. 20th Century Boy by T-Rex
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Lola by The Kinks
    • 6. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 5. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
    • 4. Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
    • 3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkal
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon


    By: Nathan Hunter
    • 10. L.A. Woman by Doors
    • 9. Black Licorice by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 8. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Black Water by Doobie Brothers
    • 5. Bron-Yr-Aur -Stomp by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd


    By: Matt
    • 10. Magic by Pilot
      Just a fun song to listen to.
    • 9. The Mexican by Babe Ruth
      Don't hear this song much, but I think it's great.
    • 8. Benny And The Jets by Elton John
      Great piano.
    • 7. Spanish Bombs by The Clash
      Late in the 70's (79), but I like The Clash. Too bad "punk" is now bands like Blink 182 and Good Charlotte.
    • 6. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
      The start of techno? Haha, the vocal synthesizer is neat.
    • 5. Dreams by Fleatwood Mac
      Stevie Nick's voice is incredible in this.
    • 4. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      I love driving to this.
    • 3. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
      A good song to listen to in the summer.
    • 2. Ventura Highway by America
      Nice song, too bad Janet Jackson used it in one of her songs.
    • 1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Classic song, I love the guitar in the middle.


    By: Bob
    • 10. The Weight by The Band
    • 9. Gypsy by Uriah Heep
    • 8. We Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 7. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
    • 6. Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 5. Uncle John's Band by Grateful Dead
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Fly By Night by Rush
    • 2. Roundabout by Yes
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin


    By: Chuck Travis
    • 10. Down By The Lazy River by The Osmonds
      A hip hop beat. Who doesn't remember or enjoy this one?
    • 9. Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      I think this one speaks for itself.
    • 8. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
      This was a special song to me and my future wife! Need I say more, I still call her Angel to this day.
    • 7. Life In The Fast Lane by Eagles
      I was laid up for 7 weeks when this came out. I was always changing the radio and drove everyone around me nuts.
    • 6. The Mess by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      I really like this one but it was on the back side of 'My Love' so it wasn't played much on the radio.
    • 5. Magnet And Steel by Walter Egan
      A great song to share with your loved one. I've called oldies stations to request this one and been thanked by the DJ. Then I'd call in and thank the DJ for playing these oldies.
    • 4. Eighteen by Alice Cooper
      Wow, who didn't know about this song at seventeen? You can hear the lyrics and sing along. I bet this one will run to the 22nd century!!!
    • 3. Feelin' Stronger Everyday by Chicago
      Just a perfect upbeat song.
    • 2. Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans
      This song deals with something everyone goes though. The advice is great and should show others to be kind when leaving a friend or lover!
    • 1. Indian Reservation by Paul Revere & The Raider's
      It told a great true and very sad story. And it's ending make you really hope we could see their return again.

    I'm really into the 60's also...well make that about '55 and up. I grew up in the 70's but music started to drop off with disco. One thing I can say is rap is crap compared to disco! I enjoyed filling this out and hope I did pick some others forgotten so they can dig out records and make a evening of it. Thank you for the trivia.

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