Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Mike
    • 10. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      This song is almost hypnotic.
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The imagery and metaphor of the lyrics is amazing, as is the guitar. The version of this song on 'Hell Freezes Over' (live acoustic) is better than the studio version, in my opinion.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It's like three songs in one... starts off slow and builds...

    'Stairway To Heaven' is not only the best rock 'n roll song of the 70's... but of all-time!
    By: Jay Schwarz
    • 10. Touch Of Grey by Grateful Dead
      Best hippie anthem.
    • 9. Start Me Up by Rolling Stones
      5 decades... gotta give them credit for putying up with each other for so long!
    • 8. Pinball Wizard by The Who
      Third best UK band -- not a bad accomplishment though.
    • 7. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Sounds like alien music.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
      Good lyrics and stuff.
    • 3. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      CCR is the best American band of the 70's.
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
      Second best band from UK -- next to Zep.
    • 1. Trampled Under Foot by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin is the complete band -- the voice of Plant with the guitar of Page -- can't go wrong with that.

    70's was best decade for music ever.
    By: JoAnna
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 9. Barracuda by Heart
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Turn The Page by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Love Hurts by Nazereth
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin

    I love the 70s!!!
    By: bryant casteel
    • 10. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
      Kicking song from the punksters!
    • 9. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
      Kinda different but very good.
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
      A work of art. I don't know if it's true but some say that it was written with the help of the devil. (Scary...)
    • 7. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      A great song from the music masters.
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Just love the guitars.
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      The title speaks for itself.
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      Student's Anthem!!!
    • 3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      A real breakthrough for Goth and Metal music lovers. Totally Evil!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      From my favorite hard rock band. The song is a work of art from the greatist band of all time.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The best song I've ever heard since childhood. The lyrics and the music are fantastic.

    'Thunderstruck'(AC/DC) is one of the best but I guess it doesn't belong to 70's. I was born on 1979; I really can't figure it out. The Who's 'Teenage Wasteland' is a great song but it might be from the 60's. There are songs from Rolling Stones, The Doors and some other great bands. I love the 90's music but I do agree that it was because of the people from 60's & especially from the 70's that the 90's rock scene became so addictive. Keep Rocking!
    By: Gary
    • 10. You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      Awesome song from the best soundtrack of the 70's (Grease).
    • 9. Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond
      A great song.
    • 8. Laughter In The Rain by Neil Sedaka
      Not sure why but I really do like this song.
    • 7. Kiss You All Over by Exile
      Just love it.
    • 6. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      An amazing song. What can I say about it that has not already been said?
    • 5. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac
      Truly awesome song from a truly awesome band.
    • 4. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      It's hard to pick just one song of his, but this is definitely one of my favorites.
    • 3. Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane
      Always liked this song. Just a neat song to listen to.
    • 2. Waterloo by ABBA
      Just makes you wanna get on the dance floor and shake your booty.
    • 1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      One of my truly all-time favorite songs. I still get goosebumps from this song.

    It's hard to only pick 10 songs from a decade that had a lot of good songs.
    By: Michael Ybarra
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      Man, when Don made this song he must have had a stroke of genius, I mean how many of us realize that truth before it's too late!!!
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Absolutely a classic and timeless song... really great!
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      This song is cool and it's the first song I ever remmember hearing by KISS!!!
    • 7. Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix
      This song was first released in 1970 before he died so it counts and man it rocks! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
      I love this song and it's one of the most righteus songs I've ever heard... if not the most righteous!
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Even though I ain't a Southerner, I love the guitar in this song and it's still a pretty righteous song!
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I love the guitar in this song and it's most excellent and very inspiring.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      This was an excellent ballad and I love the way Eric put the lyrics and bars together, most excellent!
    • 2. God Gave Rock And Roll To You by KISS
      This to me is the most righteous song I've ever heard; the name says it all. In fact, this song is why I took up guitar to learn how to play it ...and every other righteous song like it! ! !
    • 1. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      This was and still is an excellent and righteous song. Rock On, Steve Miller!

    I have to say I wish to GOD I could have lived in the 70's... but then again now is a good time. After all, remember that old saying "THE BEST PLACE TO BE IS HERE, THE BEST TIME TO BE IS NOW ?!!!
    By: Marta
    • 10. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      Another classic.
    • 9. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
      Another less-heard song...I love it tho'!
    • 8. Take The Money And Run by Steve Miller
      Love 'The Joker'....lil overplayed tho'!
    • 7. Break On Through by Doors
      Why were some of the VERY best songs written in the 70's?
    • 6. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
      A flock of Wha-Whas! lol
    • 5. Seven Bridges Road by Eagles
      Mellow, groovin' 70s!
    • 4. Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac
      Another great Stevie lead song from FM!
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink FLoyd
      A fav Floyd song!
    • 2. Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
      I know she covered it...but it is a great song with great vocal "skat".
    • 1. Beautiful Child by Fleetwood Mac
      Stevie Nicks ROCKS! If you are a Fleetwood Mac fan or Stevie fan and you have not heard this yourself a favor and listen to it! Great song!

    It is VERY hard to pick only 10 great songs of the 70's, but I did my best!
    By: fofi
    • 10. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      With this song this group became famous.
    • 9. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      I only know this group for this song, but I like it a lot.
    • 8. The Beatles by Let It Be
      Good song. One of the most classical songs of this group.
    • 7. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
      One of the best groups making a good song with the excellent vocalist Bon Scott.
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
      I Aerosmith is the best group that continues playing, but I think the best that they did was in the 70's. With this song they started an excellent career.
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      A very classic song.
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
      I like the things he says in this song.
    • 3. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      I put this here because I think it is a good song.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent song; I love the solo by Jimmy... and it's another classsic song.
    • 1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      This song made Black Sabbath more famous, and is one of the better songs in the history of heavy metal.

    I only have to say that Ozzy and Black Sabbath are the best of metal.
    By: Khashayar
    • 10. A Passion Play by Jethro Tull
      A real concept album consisting a lot of mesmerising melodies. It has always been acclaimed as one of the most meaningful albums since the inception of rock'n roll.
    • 9. Eclipse by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
    • 7. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Brain Dammage by Pink Floyd
    • 4. My God by Jethro Tull
      The song primarily insults all the fake religions.
    • 3. Wind Up by Jethro Tull
      As the song mentions: God is the kind that you have to wind up on Sundays.
    • 2. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 1. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      The best concept album in history.

    Jethro Tull is the one.
    By: Cyndi
    • 10. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
      Oh my god!!!!
    • 9. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
    • 8. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Bad Company by Bad Company
    • 5. Slow Ride by Foghat
      It's a Gimme!
    • 4. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      How can you not like this song??!
    • 2. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
      You can't beat classic funk/disco music!!
    • 1. Lazy by Deep Purple
      Great song! Awesome guitar! Made in Japan Live version is unstoppable!

    These are not in order of my favorites. I was just thinking of some songs no one mentioned.

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