Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Brian
    • 10. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
      Gotta end it with the mellow songs.
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
      Nice, smooth song.
    • 8. Thunder by AC/DC
      Grew up with AC/DC... will never stray away.
    • 7. Money by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      Unlike their name says, they soared.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      C'mon, the band is classic.
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Not a huge Boston fan, but awesome song!
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Great song.
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A classic.
    • 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Can't forget about AC/DC.

    This list is in no order. I'm 15 and though I sadly missed out in the good music/cars (can't stand 4 cylinders!), I did listen to this music when I was younger. I'm learning to play guitar and this is the stuff I wanna play.
    By: Mark Gibson
    • 10. High Voltage by AC/DC
      Absolute champion song...Bon Scott rocks.
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Guitar played supremely!
    • 8. Hot Blooded by Foriegner
      GREAT SONG...
    • 7. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      One of KISS's greats!
    • 6. Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool
    • 5. Hotel Califonia by Eagles
    • 4. Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again by Reggie Reagan
      One of the funniest footy songs ever...great song changed from the angels hit 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again'.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      The song that put Led Zeppelin on the map!
    • 1. Long Way To The Top by AC/DC
      Best rock song from the 70's till forever!!! Bon Scott's rock boice is a voice made in heaven dropped to hell! It rocks. And Angus Young on guitar!

    By: Tawnya
    • 10. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
    • 9. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      We used to dance to this at school dances.
    • 8. Easy Evil by Captain & Tennille
    • 7. The Fire Down Below by Bob Seger
    • 6. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      I like the story the song tells.
    • 5. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Deuce by KISS
    • 3. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 2. Beth by KISS
      I haven't seen anyone say 'Beth' yet. Come on people!!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Needs no comment.

    By: Dave
    • 10. Electric Funeral by Black Sabbath
    • 9. Man On The Silver Mountain by Rainbow
    • 8. Kill The King by Rainbow
    • 7. Beyond The Realms Of Death by Judas Priest
    • 6. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 5. The Ripper by Judas Priest
    • 4. Temple Of The King by Rainbow
    • 3. 2112 by Rush
    • 2. Victim Of Changes by Judas Priest
    • 1. Stargazer by Rainbow
      Ronnie James DIO! What a masterpiece!

    By: Thomas
    • 10. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
      This is another song that should be higher up on the list. See #9 song comments.
    • 9. Rock And Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
      I wish I could have this song higher on my list but there are too many great songs from the 70's!
    • 8. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
      Every time I hear this one it takes me back to 1979 when my buddy and I would drive to the beach and hang out!
    • 7. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
      Classic rock at its best!
    • 6. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
      Since becoming a father in 1997 this song means so much to me.
    • 5. Detriot Rock City by KISS
      It just rocks!
    • 4. All Night Long by Rainbow
      Gotta love this one too!
    • 3. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      If you don't love this song then you're nuts! The sax riff is classic and everyone who has ever heard this song knows it when they first hear it.
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
      This song is one of the top 5 ever recorded in my opinion!
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      It's a rock anthem! Classic rock at its best.

    There are just too many great songs to mention here on this list. This should be a top 50 list to make room for ALL the great songs in the 70's.
    By: Perry Ferguson
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome song.
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      The intro is good.
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This is a song everybody tries to play, nobody can do it propery.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      This is a great song.
    • 6. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      The solo is great.
    • 5. Burn by Deep Purple
      I know it wasn't done in the 70's, but still a great song.
    • 4. Since I've Been Lovin' You by Led Zeppelin
      The live version is soooo good, one of the best songs ever.
    • 3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
      This would have to be one of my favourite songs.
    • 2. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Intro is great.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The solo and the riffs are just so good.

    By: Charles
    • 10. Oh Well (Parts 1 & 2) by Fleetwood Mac
      Original Mac with an absolute classic - ...Don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answers that you want me to... - Thudding drums, screaming guitars and a line in truth that yells out 'Play me, play me' over and over again. Great !
    • 9. Lyin' Eyes by Eagles
      A young girl lying to her old man and that guy waiting on the cheatin' side of town - Do human love triangle intrigues get better told than in this story? If so, let me know where!
    • 8. Samba Pa Ti by Carlos Santana
      Master guitarist from the Latin persuasion weaves his magic in this classic that still makes you want to fire up, tune and pluck your own air guitar everytime you hear it.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      For sheer ability with the axe, this has to feature in a top 10 of the 70's. Clapton built his reputation with tracks like this and well deserved it is too.
    • 6. Cold Sweat by James Brown
      Actually I could have put any of 10 numbers by Brown in here - The man is pure genius. Who else can claim to having invented a genre of music singlehandedly? Who else can claim without ridicule to be the hardest working man in show business? Who else is the godfather of soul? This guy is simply superb.
    • 5. L. .A Woman by Doors
      Jim and the boys at their best. This song evokes a fresh-faced Californian spirit, open=handed good nature long before crass commercialism, bigotted realities and environmental decay ruined the music and physical landscapes.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Wonderful lyrics underpin a sensational musical theme giving a bravado performance of what in any other group's repertoire would have been just another song. These guys took simple notes and words and created a masterpiece that endures.
    • 3. The World Is A Ghetto by War
      Afro American, latin, jazz fusions combine into an eclectic mix that exudes class and polish. The saxophone solo is simply sublime and the haunting melody is timeless sounding as refreshing today as it did back in '72.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Classic fusion of styles before sampling became the new way to rip off more talented artists and music fans. A must for any serious 70's Rock collection.
    • 1. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Rebellious, full of rage at the establishment, what song better expresses the young as they begin to realise their own self worth set against decaying institutions? Great, great song.

    By: SinnFein
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
    • 2. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 1. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits

    Maybe not in that order.
    By: Devin
    • 10. Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen
      It has the best saxophone solo in any song I have ever heard. Beautiful, pure Bruce.
    • 9. I Shall Be Released by The Band and Bob Dylan
      A great song. Especially the one sung at the end of The Last Waltz.
    • 8. It Makes No Difference by The Band
      A sad, heartbreaking song. Not a big hit, not really a hit at all. Still, one of the most beautiful songs ever.
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
      Beautiful, classic, American song.
    • 6. Candy's Room by Bruce Springsteen
      Short but sweet.
    • 5. And It Stoned Me by Van Morrison
      One of the most beautiful songs ever written.
    • 4. Werewolves Of London by Warren Zevon
      A funny kind of song. It was used in the movie The Color of Money. "His hair was perfect".
    • 3. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Billy's greatest song. Great story, harmonica is great. It gives me the shivers.
    • 2. Stage Fright by The Band
      It has the greatest beginnning of a song ever, EVER. This song and album pulled The Band together.
    • 1. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
      A classic song, great harmonica in the beginning, beautiful.

    I didn't live during the 70's; I'm only 13. Still, I think it was a great decade that influenced many things, especially music.
    By: Vince Marchese
    • 10. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
      Have to get him in there!
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Dreamers getting high and making out ....remember?
    • 8. Money by Pink Floyd
      Forgotten favourite!
    • 7. Rock & Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
      Nothing sounds as good as this song cranked up!
    • 6. Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar
      Sexy lady we can't forget!
    • 5. The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      How soon we forget!
    • 3. Lorelei by Styx
      Great driving song!!
    • 2. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Yes now you remember......LOL ('Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' came in pretty close, too.)
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Everyone, I mean everyone loved this song!

    There are more that I agree with, I just didn't want to miss these!

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