Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: James S.
    • 10. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 8. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 7. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen
    • 4. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 3. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS

    My top ten artists/groups: 10.The Doors 9.Bruce Springsteen 8.The Rolling Stones 7. The Who 6.Jackson Browne 5.Queen 4.Led Zeppelin 3.Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2.The Beatles 1.Billy Joel
    By: Michael
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. TNT by AC/DC
    • 8. I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 6. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Brad Adams
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Thanks to Wayne's World, this song may now forever be tainted. However, also thanks to Wayne's World, this song transcends a generation.
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great tune.
    • 8. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The use of keyboard is fantastic.
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Symphonic-type sound this piece produces is unmatched.
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Need anything really be said?
    • 5. Roundabout by Yes
      Eight and a half minutes of musical genius. Not many songs keep a person interested that long.
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
      Great lyrics.
    • 3. Baba O'Reiley by The Who
      This song never gets old.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Underrated song on an underrated album.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      In my mind, inarguably the greatest musical piece ever created.

    I'm only seventeen, but I do feel that I have a very good understanding of music. I never knew what music was until I listened to 70's rock.
    By: Martin Urquiza
    • 10. Pop Muzik by M
      Claro, a fin de cuentas todo era pop pop pop muzik por mas etiquetas que le pusieran en la tienda de discos
    • 9. Blow Away by George Harrison
      Son las 10 de la noche a media semana, todo esta oscuro y la radio AM deja oir la voz del Beatle callado en el programa "La Hora Internacional"
    • 8. Poor Poor Pitiful Me by Linda Ronstadt
      Hubo un tiempo en que Linda era la reina
    • 7. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      Se nota el resentimiento de Buckingham en cada frase de la cancion y reemata todo con un espectacular solo de guitarra
    • 6. I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
      Probablemente, el mejor disco "en vivo" de esa decada es "At Budokan"
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      Ese tick tack es inconfundible
    • 4. Rockabilly Rebel by Matchbox
      No sabia que eran ingleses hasta hace poco, pero todo el lp no tiene desperdicio. Lastima que no se encuentre en cd...
    • 3. Mind Games by John Lennon
      El primer album de Lennon que compre
    • 2. Donīt Let Me Be Misunderstood by Santa Esmeralda
      La version completa es hipnotica
    • 1. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies
      En 1978 en Mazatlan habia un programa en la radio "Disco Club, La hora del estudiante" y esta cancion era parte de su sintonia. El locutor era Luis Navarro.

    Ya estabamos a punto de conocer la profecia aquella de los Buggles, pero tampoco la tomamos en serio hasta muy avanzada la siguiente decada. Quien nos puede culpar? Por otra parte, es imposible seleccionar solo 10 canciones, pero las limitaciones de espacio asi lo piden. Gracias por la oportunidad de opinar
    By: Valerie
    • 10. Mr.Roboto by Styx
      Even tho' it can be annoying it can also be addictive.
    • 9. Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 4. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 3. Barracuda by Heart
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Love Hurts by Nazareth
      A must!

    Although I was born at the end of the 80's I have to say that the 70's was the best decade for music...EVER!
    By: Steve Chapman
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      What can I say? This is my favorite band of all time. Gilmour's guitar and Water's lyrics. Too bad personal egos had to screw things up for this band.
    • 9. Magic by Pilot
      A great 70's "One hit wonder".
    • 8. Only Women Bleed by Alice Cooper
      Cooper's biggest hit ever and it's a ballad! Just listen to the creative lyrics. Great stuff!
    • 7. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
      What a great 70's southern rock sound! Great tune to crank up while on your long road trip.
    • 6. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      A great ballad with great rhythm guitar. Who doesn't know all the lyrics to this song?
    • 5. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      A great example of 70's all-electronic music. A sureal "space" sound with clever lyrics. A great example of how diverse music was in the 70's.
    • 4. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
      What a great tune! Smooth rock with a bit of soul. Great lyrics to sing to.
    • 3. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
      Lush and powerful. Some may say it's a bit overblown. Nobody can deny it was one of the greatest tunes of the 70's.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Doesn't everyone have this on their list? Simply a huge classic 70's tune.
    • 1. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Don't know why I've made this my number one, it's just the first song I think of when I think of the best of 70's music.

    Having been born in '65, I was able to grow up listening to the greatest decade of rock/pop music ever! No other decade was so diverse in song, lyrics and style as the 70's. While my tastes tend to lead towards the "softer" rock, it would take a top 100 list to show my appreciation of the music.
    By: KAS
    • 10. Mary Jane by Rick James
    • 9. Fantasy by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 8. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
    • 7. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 6. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 5. Young Lust by Pink Floyd
    • 4. You Really Got Me by Van Halen
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 2. Black Magic Woman by Santana
    • 1. Working Man by Rush
      The best Rock and Roll Band EVER.

    By: ........
    • 10. White Riot by The Clash
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 8. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 7. I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
    • 6. Jump by Van Halen
    • 5. Aqualung by The Who
    • 4. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heavan by Led Zepplin
      The best song ever!!!!

    By: Matt F
    • 10. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
      Everybody knows this one. Hey Ho Lets Go! This song is as upbeat and gets me jumpin' everytime I listen to it.
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Famous guitar riff. I love it, once I start playing it I can't turn it off. Ozzy's unique voice is sung well in this one. And the drumming is awesome too.
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Everybody knows this one with its famous guitar riff. The song has awesome lyrics and Bon Scott roars on this one. He died shortly after this song was released.
    • 7. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Paul Rodgers has an amazing voice and this song just makes you want to get up and find someone to make love to. This song is great and never gets old.
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      This song has one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time. Nirvana has a similar one in their famous song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." This song gets you in an upbeat mood every time you listen to it.
    • 5. Dust In the Wind by Kansas
      This song is so awesome. The lyrics blew me away when I first heard them. This is the greatest folk song of all time. The vocals are amazing as well and this song really makes you think about life.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is a flawless one. The best guitar solo of all time is in this song played by the guru of guitar, Jimmy Page. Robert is one of the greatest vocalists of all time.
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Known by many to be called "Teenage Wasteland." This song is simply amazing. The keyboard is awesome and this is another lyrically genious song. Roger Daltrey is the greatest vocalist of all time.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      This song is flawless from start to finish. With Don Henley's amazing vocals and Joe Walsh's great guitar this song is fantastic. One of the greatest guitar solos of all time and the song is lyrically genious.
    • 1. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Words can't explain this song. By far the best song lyrically of all time. This song is exactly the way I would want to live my life and it gets you through some tough times. Ronnie Van Zant sings from the heart on this one.

    By: Patrik
    • 10. Like A Hurricane by Neil Young
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 8. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 4. My My Hey Hey by Neil Young
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 1. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd

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