Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Tim Steven
    • 10. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes / Eric Clapton
      There's two parts to this song, first is Eric Clapton's unmistakeable guitar riff, and the second part is the piano solo at the end. Both are amazing.
    • 9. American Pie by Don McLean
      It's a long song, but it's a great listen. Beware of the Madonna cover, which completely murders the full song.
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One of Queen's earliest songs, and still quite possibly their best.
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      The guitar riff in this song has got to be one of the most famous of all time. I haven't heard Black Sabbath's version of the song, so I can't give my opinion on that, but I've heard it's just as good as the original.
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      This song will never die. It's Boston's best song in my opinion, and I really think it'd be impossible not to like this song.
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      There are a few Eagles song's which could also take this spot, desperado, New Kid in Town, but Hotel California is my favourite, so it gets the spot. Great song.
    • 3. Baker Street by Gerry Raferty
      Ok...The saxophone (and guitar) solo in this song is what others should be measured by. It sounds sensational.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Yes, Stairway to Heaven is an awesome song, but I rate Kashmir higher. Immigrant Song was also in the running, but I only want to put in one song per band. Beware Puff Daddy's 'Come With Me' which uses Page's guitar riff.
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      For Pink Floyd, it came down to Wish You Were Here and this song. I rate this slightly higher than Wish You Were Here, simply because of the Gilmour solo, which I feel is his best. The live version off the P.U.L.S.E double-CD is simply amazing.

    I only wanted to put in one song per band, so consequently Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin got narrowed down to 1 song each, whereas I could probabaly fill a Top 10 with those 2 bands...Honourable mentions go to: Lynard Skynard (Sweet Home Alabama or Freebird), The Clash (London Calling), Black Sabbath (Iron Man), Dragon (Are You Old Enough), Procol Harem (Whiter Shade of Pale) and Fleetwood Mac (You Can Go Your Own Way). :P
    By: amanda
    • 10. Y.M.C.A by Village People
    • 9. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Syknard
    • 8. Take it Easy by Eagles
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 6. Light My Fire by Doors
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin

    By: The Berg
    • 10. Elouise by The Damned
      they just rule....
    • 9. Jack Straw by The Greatful Dead
      this song just gets me....
    • 8. Love TKO by Teddy Pendergrass
      Gotta just love Teddy....its TEDDY!! c'maaaaan!!
    • 7. Fooled Around and Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop
      tellin' it like it is....
    • 6. Drivers Seat by Snif n' the Tears
      what a great riff....and what a great name for a band! (almost as good as Moot the Hoople, Echo and the Bunnymen, or Kajagoogoo).
    • 5. Wearin' and Tearin' by Led Zepplin
      Bouyaka! This song just hits ya
    • 4. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      come on! you gotta love the start...
    • 3. Band On the Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
      its like a three part song!
    • 2. Strait To Hell by The Clash
    • 1. No More Heroes by The Stranglers
      who else could pull off rhyming "heroes" with "shakespere-os"???

    Neil Young... give it up for the man!!! best movies of the 70's: Chinatown, A Clockwork Orange, and The Warriors!
    By: Eddie Michaelson
    • 10. Brown Sugar by Rolling stones
      More funky than perhaps even than a George Clinton song
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
      This is perhaps John Lennon's greatis song, And that's pretty great.
    • 8. Stranglehold by Ted Neugent
      Sometimes I'd like to crush peoples faces
    • 7. Layla by Derik and the Dominos
      Love Clapton's guitar licks
    • 6. Moonshadow by Cat Stevans
      My favorite song as a child
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      This song makes me want to burn down buildings!
    • 4. Simple Man by Leonard Skyner
      Better than freebird that's saying a lot
    • 3. Operator by Jim Crocie
      Was John Denvers cool side
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
      Wonderful Guitar combinations
    • 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
      Couldn't Justify it being any lower

    By: Greg Gale
    • 10. Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 8. Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Warm Ride by Graham Bonnet
    • 5. Long Way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll by AC/DC
    • 4. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 3. Heroes by David Bowie
    • 2. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles

    All great songs but many more could be added. The 60's and 70's was the time of great groups.
    By: marc
    • 10. Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer
      #1 song from 1979, the decade ended, my sweet innocence lost and had to start thinking like a real person -----
    • 9. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Dave Mason
      #1 song from 1978, my first real job & still had my weekly listing
    • 8. Dancing Queen by Abba
      #1 song from 1977, I did actually kept a "top 30" listing dating back to 1968 with only my favorites and somehow this song edges all the other songs as being #1, ????????
    • 7. Nadia's Theme by Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr.
      #1 song from 1976, if there was ever a year to re-live - this is the one
    • 6. He Don't Love You, Like I Love You by Tony Orlando & Dawn
      #1 song from 1975, the first song I played in my very OWN vehicle
    • 5. When Will I See You Again by Three Degrees
      #1 song from 1974, I actually cried when I left home to go to college - Arizona State University
    • 4. Was A Sunny Day by Josh
      #1 song from 1973, never found a copy of this song to buy, but recorded it off the radio
    • 3. Oh Girl by Chilites
      #1 song from 1972, my big city experience - Los Angeles
    • 2. Easy Loving by Freddie Hart
      #1 song from 1971, yes, I did enjoy some country & western tunes
    • 1. Easy Come, Easy Go by Bobby Sherman
      my #1 song of 1970, wasn't cool for a guy to like Bobby but I like David Cassidy, also

    but, wait, the eighties is here. Sometime during the early 80's I met a person named "George Strait" at a nightclub outside Dallas, TX and my taste in music changed. But I still have my recorded tapes.
    By: pam
    • 10. having my baby by paul anka
    • 9. when will I see you again by three degrees
    • 8. I go crazy by i go crazy
    • 7. Rock the boat by rock the boat
    • 6. ruby by kenny rogers
    • 5. patches by patches
    • 4. Brandy by looking glass
    • 3. bad bad leroy brown by jim croce
    • 2. i shot the sheriff by eric clapton
    • 1. band on the run by paul mc cartney

    By: heather
    • 10. joker by steve miller
    • 9. born on the bauyo by ccr
    • 8. LA woman by the doors
    • 7. don't leave me this way by thelma houston
    • 6. staying alive by bee gees
    • 5. dream on by aerosmith
    • 4. ramble on by led zeppelin
    • 3. evil woman by elo
    • 2. these eyes by the guess who
    • 1. One of these nights by eagles
      the best band

    By: Lauren*
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Light My Fire by The Doors
    • 7. White Room by Cream and Eric Clapton
    • 6. Yesterday by Beatles
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 4. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    These are some classics that i hope will be everyones favorites forever!
    By: ezgi
    • 10. walk this way by aerosmith
    • 9. imagine by john lennon
    • 8. sultans of swing by dire straits
    • 7. no woman no cry by bob marley
    • 6. bohemian rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. anarchy in the u.k by sex pistols
    • 4. don't you want somebody to love by jefferson airplane
    • 3. whole lotta love by led zeppelin
    • 2. you really got me now by the kinks
    • 1. wish you were here by pink floyd
      great song

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