Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Daniel
    • 10. Running With The Devil by Van Halen
    • 9. Ironman by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 7. Redemption Song by Bob Marley
    • 6. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 5. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 3. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Baba O'Riley by The Who

    By: Peter Fogarty
    • 10. Dark Star by The Grateful Dead
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 7. Fountain Of Sorrow by Jackson Browne
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 2. Led Zeppelin by Stairway To Heaven
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

    The Rolling Stones "Let It Loose" (Exile on Main Street), The Clash "London Calling", The Band "The Weight", Pink Floyd "Us And Them", just to name a few.
    By: Colin
    • 10. Hot Dog by Led Zeppelin
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This song makes me Zeppelin.... LOL!!!! But very catchy guitar, keyboard, and I love the voice!
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      My favourite song that isn't Zeppelin... must be pretty good. I like this because it made The Eagles, but don't like it because it made Henley.
    • 8. Heartbraker/Living Loving Maid by Led Zeppelin
      To me....this is the same song. Same riff, beat, and singing. I like these songs, and put them as a tie, because, I think they're the same thing.
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Very good acoustic and electric intergration. Good bass, and singing.
    • 6. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      Being in a house with no electricity for a year with John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and Robert Plant will make you write good songs. If you were trying to promote Led Zeppelin 3 to your average G-Unit.. I'd play this song.
    • 5. Trampled Underfoot by Led Zeppelin
      Their hardest rocking song. Plant shows once again that he is very versaitile when it comes to genre and voice. I love this song live.
    • 4. Friends by Led Zeppelin
      It's an aquired taste. Love the song (duh, top 4) and I love JPJ's conducting of the assorted strings. He is the best musician of our time.
    • 3. D'yer Ma'ker by Led Zeppelin
      I heard this song on the radio.... "that was 'D'yer Ma'ker' by Led Zeppelin"... I was in shock. I didn't know they did stuff like this. That's how I got 'into' Zeppelin's softer songs. (Friends, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, In My Time Of Dying, etc.)
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song ever!!!!!!!! Ties for #1. I didn't put it as a tie because I didn't want you saying to yourself "MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!!"
    • 1. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Listen to this song. Best song ever. I can't explain how much I love this song. I LOVE it. Plant, Jones, Page (especially), and Bonzo are good (as usual). Starts out this depressing slow song, and turns into hard rock... How do they do it?

    I am a GIGANTIC Led Zeppelin fan. I've listened to it all, and tried to play it all. I think there will never be another Page, Jones, Bonham, or Plant.... let alone in the same group!!!! I also like Townshend (The Who) and Joe Walsh (the Eagles) however, can't stand Don Henley.
    By: Linz
    • 10. My Old School by Steely Dan
      Overplayed, but still awesome.
    • 9. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Genius. And Jimmy Page is still my God.
    • 8. London Calling by The Clash
      Great song. Great band.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      When you have a great guitarist, like Clapton, you are only going to get great riffs.
    • 6. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      I just freaking love this song.
    • 5. Blowin' In the Wind by Bob Dylan
      I like the very inspirational songs. You can't get tired of them. This one is downright classic.
    • 4. I Can't Tell You Why by The Eagles
      One of the first songs I ever played on guitar was this one. It has very special meaning to me.
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
      Inspirational, beautiful, and classic.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The instruments and technique used in this song are genius. Always was and always will be.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is so brilliant, that you really can't put it anywhere else BUT number one. Jimmy Page is my God.

    Disco music is so bad, that my little sister would cover her ears whenever "I Will Survive" comes on the radio. TOTALLY overplayed.
    By: John Kemp
    • 10. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
      A one hit wonder but one that I enjoyed at the time and still listen to today. Gareth Gates and the Kumars did a more recent comedy. interpretation for charity in 2003 - catch it at: The original is at:
    • 9. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      Used to play this over and over on the jukebox at the time, one of those songs that gets inside your head - now it evokes memories of the times and the school friends - wonder where they are now!
    • 8. Whiskey In The Jar by Thin Lizzy
      Great rocking tune, great voice - classic!
    • 7. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Great driving music - I used to know the words can this be right?
    • 6. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King
      Ah the wonder of young love!
    • 5. Vehicle by Ides Of March
      Another one hit wonder that evokes many memories from the time - great!
    • 4. 25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago
      Never did figure out what the lyrics were all about...good tune though!
    • 3. Love Like A Man by Ten Years After
      Another song I loved at the time and still enjoy today.
    • 2. Starman by David Bowie
      I've always loved Bowie's music, always innovative with interesting lyrics and hasn't he aged well!
    • 1. Lola by The Kinks
      Yes it's not the best song ever written but like many of the others here it takes me back to my teens when things were new, wild and exciting! Don't you find that modern music is manipulative crap...well IMHO!

    I hope you enjoy my selection and if you find something new or forgotten - great! They're very personal choices, singles that for me bring back so many memories, from the earlier part of the decade but that's what it's all about isn't it? My album top ten...well that's for another day!
    By: Joel Wood
    • 10. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
      Well, it was between 'Behind Blue Eyes', and 'Won't Get Fooled Again' for the last spot. In the end The Who beat themselves out for the final spot.
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
      Arguably could make the top 5, just a solid classic.
    • 8. Rocket Man by Elton John
      Not a huge piano fan, but this song is worthy of making the list.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      This song starts slow and by the end you're just rockin' out.
    • 6. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Like Tony the Tiger would say, its Grrrrreat.
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
      One of the most listenable songs I've heard, a classic, just like every other song on this list.
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      What a great song, by such a great band. Just had to fit Floyd in the top 5.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This song is just a symphony of genius lyrics, this song should not miss top 5 on anyone's list.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It gradually picks up and is one of the simplest, but greatest rock songs ever.
    • 1. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      Not only my favourite song from the 70's, but my favourite song of all time. Baba O'Reilly has the best intro I've ever heard, and I could honestly listen to this song non-stop for the rest of my life.

    By: Frank Geralds
    • 10. Little Miss Dangerous by Ted Nugent
      This is #1 on the top ten worst songs... but must be included for the record.
    • 9. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Blame It On The Boogie by Jackson 5
    • 7. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Lyin' Eyes by Eagles
    • 5. September by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 4. Alabama Song by Doors
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 2. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: MadMike
    • 10. My Only One by Hurriganes
    • 9. Get On by Hurriganes
      This band ripped totally apart Scandinavia at the time.
    • 8. Road Runner by Hurriganes
      Probably this band had the wordl's best guitar player ever in this song. -Albert Järvinen...turned down even BB Kings offer once.
    • 7. Lady In Black by Uriah Heep
      Well was all about Hard rock vs. Disco
    • 6. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
      No comment... just listen.
    • 5. Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer
      Well a Diva wouldn´t be a Diva is she hadn´t two hits in the top 10.
    • 4. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
      Well 70´s was about Disco too..And the Real Diva of it IS still Donna Summer.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      You hear this and it just sticks in your head.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Well....what can you say...heavy bands always do great ballads and this is one of the absolute best.
    • 1. Racing In The Street by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
      Well that's what real street racing was all about...the hardcore homeboy with a light Nova and a Big Block beating everybody then and now... Just a nice ballad to listen to (in the garage) when your Chevy has once again broken while racing in the street. Guess I´m opinionated. (Yes, this song was released on my birthday, 1978).

    By: Roslyn Marks
    • 10. Sara Smile by Hall & Oates
    • 9. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
    • 8. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder
    • 7. Ben by Jackson Five
    • 6. Tell Me Something Good by Rufus and Chaka Khan
    • 5. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
    • 4. Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
    • 3. I'll Be There by Jackson Five
    • 2. Fire by Ohio Players
      Hot, hot, hot, song!
    • 1. Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston
      Great dance song!

    By: Kiri
    • 10. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 9. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
    • 8. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 7. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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