Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Brent
    • 10. Back In The Saddle by Aerosmith
      Favorite Aerosmith song.
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent guitar playing.
    • 8. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      Good lyrics and good keyboard playing.
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      One of the most known riffs ever.
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Another reason Zep is the best.
    • 5. Do You Feel Like I Do (Live) by Peter Frampton
      Talking guitar was a good idea.
    • 4. Money by Pink Floyd
      It's on 'Dark Side Of The Moon'... need I say more?
    • 3. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Great guitar riffs and rockin' solo at the end.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Amazing! No one can compare to Zep.
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent instrumental work. Good and long... I don't like very many short songs.

    These are some of my favorite songs of not just the '70s but of all time!
    By: Randy Pierpoint
    • 10. Fire On The Mountain by Grateful Dead
    • 9. D'yer M'aker by Led Zeppelin
      Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh...
    • 8. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 7. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
    • 6. Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones
    • 5. Crossroads by Eric Clapton
      Not really sure if this song came from the 70's but it's still one of my favorites from Clapton.
    • 4. Bad Company by Bad Company
    • 3. Red Dog by Aerosmith
    • 2. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Dancing Days by Led Zeppelin

    I'm not really sure how many of these are from the 70's. I'm only 16 and I wrote in the middle of Intro To Business.
    By: Glen
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      The lyrics alone make it worthy, never mind the nice tune.
    • 9. Spirits Having Flown by Bee Gees
      Cool or not, I'm old enough now to see that they were one of the best bands of their era.
    • 8. School by Supertramp
      Love the piano.
    • 7. Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      Why didn't Paul use George Martin to produce more often in the 70's?
    • 6. Follow You, Follow Me by Genesis
      At their best during their 70's-80's transition.
    • 5. Madman Across The Water by Elton John
      Don't you miss the old Elton?
    • 4. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Great mood (long version, of course).
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Over time I've come to realize this is a better song than 'Stairway'.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      You may have heard it before.

    By: Melissa
    • 10. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
      It's freakin' catchy.
    • 9. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The beginning of that song is really amazing and...I just love it.
    • 8. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
      COME ON!
    • 7. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      The stoner theme song.
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great great great song.
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 3. Band Of Gold by Freda Payne
      Just an amazing song that's still very well known today.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One of the best rock on roll songs ever created.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A powerful song that defines the 70's. Best song ever written, created and performed.

    I wish I could add more amazing songs...but I can't :(
    By: Ben
    • 10. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
    • 9. Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 8. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
    • 7. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
    • 6. I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home) by Grand Funk
    • 5. Cross Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull
    • 4. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Into The Mystic by Van Morrison
    • 2. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Jackson Markham
    • 10. Some Kind Of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad
      I love this song. The end is just awesome! The gospel touch, with the repeating words just delivers it all.
    • 9. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      Also one of the greatest movies ever. The disco moves, the intenstiy, THE REALTY OF THE WHOLE THING JUST SAYS WOW! Here it is!
    • 8. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      The guitar at the beginning says it all! I've seen KISS in concert... them and Bruce just can't be topped!
    • 7. Dance The Night Away by Van Halen
      This song really captures Halen's power ballad ability. The chorus just ROCKS!
    • 6. TNT by AC/DC
      Can't touch this. OY OY OY OY
    • 5. Theme From Rocky by Bill Conti
      NO OTHER theme song in history can relate to this one. The best theme song written for the best movie. This song is what makes me deliver in the big games and on stage against the people who think I'm there just to bring it down just because I'm the youngest outta them.
    • 4. If You Want Blood You Got It by AC/DC
    • 3. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
      This song definitely is the ultimate feel good song.
    • 2. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      This song is the greatest song ever to come out in heavy metal... all the others are cheap IMITATIONS. Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Zepplin, never stood a chance.
    • 1. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
      This man's the greatest man in rock and roll to history. He represents the working hard class man. AND DONE A HECK OF A JOB!

    By: Sharon
    • 10. My Sharona by Knack
      Strange pick, I know, but they really were good. That song stays in your head. It's catchy and upbeat.
    • 9. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      How could I not include Springsteen? He was very rebellious back in those days....
    • 8. Come Sail Away by Styx
      I loved this band before they went techno.
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      Took on even more meaning when they explained what it was about.
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
      I wore this song's album out.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I can't imagine a list without this song on it.
    • 3. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      What an incredibly high energy song!
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I don't remember a dance where this song wasn't played.
    • 1. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Best Aerosmith song ever! My favorite song ever!

    That wasn't easy! As far as I'm concerned, the 70's were it for music!
    By: Charlie
    • 10. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great song. I've seen at least three movies with this song on its soundtrack.
    • 9. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      One of Zeppelin's great later songs.
    • 8. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
      Awesome song recorded, even better live. I would have more Stones songs on this list if it were for the 60's.
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
      Floyd has many great songs, but 'Money' is the best.
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The Who's second best song, after 'My Generation'. Whoever thinks 'Baba O'Reilly' is their best song probably hasn't heard any of their other songs.
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Undeniably Sabbath's best song.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Who's ever gonna forget that scene from Wayne's World?
    • 3. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      I hear a car commercial with this song every day it's so good!
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Awesome 5 minute or so guitar solo.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song of all time by the best band of all time.

    By: Jerry Haskins
    • 10. Angie by The Rolling Stones
      Just another decade in the career of a group that will never be matched.
    • 9. Mistra Know It All by Stevie Wonder
      That's really an underheard song. But listen to that song and the whole intervisions LP. Stevie Wonder hit his stride in the 70's and I hope that despite Michael Jackson, the real genius was Yeah!!!
    • 8. Wishing You Were Here by Chicago
      Terry Kath may be the only person Jimi Hendrix ever said, "Man how do you do those things on guitar?" to. He was a great guy and a great soul of a band that gave a beautiful melody to a great time. "Old days"... That band will always be new.
    • 7. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
      A Classic singer/songwriter and artist that sounds as great today as he did in the early 70's. A little less hair, more a talent, that's a rare wine... Priceless.
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Ok, aside from the all-time greatest yell on any rock song of the seventies. 'Who's Next' was overflowing with the finest Rock 'n Roll of an era. They explored until they lost the soul of the band that they really never should have gone on without. Did anyone do it better than Kieth Moon?
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It defined FM AOR as an anthem and the band were beyond all the rest. John Bonham... the foundation on which the volcano exploded. They dropped a lot of jaws. One of those bands that we all emulated in some way.
    • 4. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      The band that wrote the book no one could understand or put down. They were so diffrent. I spent so many hours in a parked GTO with my girl and that 8-track. Guys you did it so good.
    • 3. Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell
      It was building from classics in the sixties, and then 1973 and an LP that you play all the way through as if a symphony. The production values, combined with her back-up musicians and a true ARTIST at her finest songwriting orgy with arrangement that ebbs and flows like lovers on a beach. There will never be another Joni Mitchell.
    • 2. Wild World by Cat Stevens
      You can start with " Mona bone jakon " and end with " Back to Earth ". To me, eleven albums and not a bad song on any. I say "Wild World" cause "Tea for The Tillerman" is so classic. Whatever you think of Cat Stevens since that time, in the 70's he captured a Mystic that fit his name.
    • 1. Goodby Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      That song was the spearhead of the ultimate 70's hit machine, at his peak. It was going to be a single album. Thank GOD Elton didn't like Dynamic Studios.

    Radar Love The ultimate highway song...................
    By: Paul
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 9. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 8. Candle In The Wind by Elton John
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 6. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 3. Stay by Jackson Browne
    • 2. American Girl by Tom Petty
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      #1 Song from the 70's.

    Wow, that was probably the hardest decision of my life. If I could I would have liked to include...Beatles, other Boston, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Journey, Pink Floyd, and The Who. It was almost impossible to put them in 1-10 order after I decided which ones.

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