Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Wake Dizzle
    • 10. Joker by Steve Miller Band
    • 9. Baba O'Rielly by The Who
    • 8. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 5. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      This song is incredible, so freakin' intense.
    • 3. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I know it's predictable but who can argue!!!

    By: James
    • 10. American Girl by Tom Petty
      This song cheers me up.
    • 9. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      I like this song slightly more everytime I hear it.
    • 8. Swingtown by Steve Miller Band
      Any Steve Miller song could go at 7, but I decided to just put "Swingtown".
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Like Steve Miller, this spot can go to about any Skynyrd song.
    • 6. Casey Jones by Grateful Dead
      "Casey Jones" is a classic hippie song.
    • 5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      It's a classic for sure.
    • 4. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
      Like Steve Miller and Skynyrd, number 4 is for all those Zeppelin songs.
    • 3. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
      This guy is good.
    • 2. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
      I never get sick of this song.
    • 1. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      What can I say?

    By: Manu
    • 10. On The Radio by Donna Summer
    • 9. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 4. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 3. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 2. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    By: anonymous
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 8. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Across The Universe by The Beatles
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

    Not in any particular order (of course there are MILLIONS of other songs I could have put here I just thought of those first)... I would probably say just the whole 70's era of music was the best one anyways.
    By: Miguel Angel
    • 10. Bad To The Bone by George Thorogood
      Simplemente...Bad to the bone
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
      1971....un himno a la paz
    • 8. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
      La cancion mas tocada en las discos
    • 7. Hotel Clifornia by Eagles
      No hay palabras para definir tremendo tema
    • 6. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
      James es y sera de los mas grandes songwritters en la historia
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      La joya musical de Eric Clapton
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      La banda mas grande de todos los tiempos
    • 3. Moon Dance by Van Morrison
      Nadie como van...que talento magico
    • 2. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      CCR es la banda americana por excelencia
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Uno de los mas grandes discos en la historia del rock...y el mejor de los 70's lejos

    By: Jamie Kittel
    • 10. Talking Loud and Saying Nothing by James Brown
      With Bootsy Collins and Fred Wesley, you can't go wrong. A 14-minute funk explosion.
    • 9. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
      Great song. Tough choice between this and 'Roadhouse Blues'.
    • 8. Nobody's Fault But Mine by Led Zeppelin
      Two Words. John Bonham.
    • 7. Movin' Out by Aerosmith
      Perry's best work. Kramer hits the skins REAL hard. Tyler's vocals are incredible.
    • 6. The Wizard by Black Sabbath
      Great drum line. Love the harmonica. Sabbath's best.
    • 5. I Dig A Pony by Beatles
      One of my favorites. You gotta have The Beatles in there.
    • 4. Sister Morphine by Rolling Stones
      You may flunk your drug test just listening to this song.
    • 3. Cry Baby by Janis Joplin
      This song proudly displays Janis' range and versatility. Grabs you by the stones.
    • 2. Down On The Street by The Stooges
      This is what rock and roll was meant to be. Raw, uninhibited and from the gut.
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Quite possibly the best arrangement ever. Ingenious musicianship, magnificently written masterpiece.

    As you may have noticed, it's all early 70's. The latest being Nobody's Fault But Mine (1976), Kashmir (1975), and Movin' Out (1973). The rest is from 1970-1971. It was hard to stay out of the 60s, but I did it!
    By: Brian Luft
    • 10. God Gave Rock And Roll To You by KISS
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 6. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      The Rock Anthem.
    • 5. Baba O'Reily by The Who
      "Teenage Wasteland, they're all wasted!" makes perfect sence.
    • 4. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      A beautiful song.
    • 3. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas
      Great lyrics that have meaning and make sense on top of a nice keyboard rhythm and good guitar.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A song with meaning, sung very well with a fantastic guitar solo. If not for the 'Rhapsody' this would surely be #1.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This should be #1 on everybody's list. It is an epic to rival Homer's "The Oddysey" and in truth is the must beautiful poem ever written, being sung by the unrivaled in vocal talent Freddie Mercury. And after accomplishing all that it is still the most fun song ever to sing at the top of your lungs with as many people as possible. No one ever will rival the magnificence of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

    I don't know if all these songs were from the 70's but I do know that this is a better list than anybody else on this site has compiled and that 70's or not these are the greatest songs of all time.
    By: JVal.
    • 10. Angie by Rolling Stones
      Acoustic/piano mainly. Definitely The Rolling Stones' best song.
    • 9. Colour My World by Chicago
      It is not what you expect from Chicago. Its great.
    • 8. Love, Reign O'er Me by The Who
      A great song. If you are a Who fan and haven't heard it, you shouldn't be allowed to be a The Who fan.
    • 7. The March Of The Black Queen by Queen
      You probably won't like it the first time you listen to it, but after a while, you realize how awesome it is (BEST GUITAR SOLO EVER, but only 10 secs. long).
    • 6. Bell Bottom Blues by Eric Clapton
      A sad song. Not known by most people. YOU HAVE TO HEAR IT!!
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Yeah it's popular. So what. It's an awesome song.
    • 4. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Unbelievable song. True Classic Rock.
    • 3. Amazing by Aerosmith
      My personal favorite. Once again, not known by just radio listeners.
    • 2. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Not known by too many people. You will love it the second you hear it. It is true classic Rock.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    If you are a classic rock fan and there is a song on this list you haven't heard, LISTEN TO IT. EVERY SINGLE ONE IS GREAT.
    By: Peter
    • 10. The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      All about Robert Plant on this one, the back and forth vocals are spectacular. The first time I heard this song it gave me goosebumps.
    • 9. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
      The Stones didn't have a lot going for them in the 70's, but this one definitely was.
    • 8. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      It's a shame Tommy was released in the 60's, otherwise that whole album should have been in the top 10.
    • 7. No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who
      One of the few good rock bands in the mid 70's, when rock was slowly dying. This song is their best.
    • 6. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
      From the great 'Houses of the Holy' album, this was when Zep really became an original band, and no one could criticize them as being rip offs of old black artists any more.
    • 5. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
      It was hard for me to pick a song from 'Harvest', the whole album is amazing, but 'Heart Of Gold' is Neil at his best.
    • 4. The Weight by The Band
      One of the most underrated bands of all time, and this song is their best.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Too important in rock history to leave off the list.
    • 2. London Calling by The Clash
      Oh my god, the whole CD was revolutionary, you can't not include a song by the Clash on this list.
    • 1. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin started experimenting more with acoustic on III, and it payed off with the best song of the 70's.

    The 70's were a scary time for music, with the only big name band in their prime being Led Zeppelin. The Stones and The Who were on the decline. The Band and the Guess Who were great underrated bands, and Neil Young is the greatest songwriter of the 70's (Bob Dylan's best was in the 60's). But, as can be seen from my list, Zep is, and always will be the best.
    By: Jorma Benner
    • 10. Laser Love by T. Rex
    • 9. London Boys by T. Rex
    • 8. Dreamy Lady by T. Rex
    • 7. New York City by T. Rex
    • 6. Truck On (Tyke) by T. Rex
    • 5. Children Of The Revolution by T. Rex
    • 4. Metal Guru by T. Rex
    • 3. Hot Love by T. Rex
    • 2. The Slider by T. Rex
      It's second most awesome.
    • 1. Get It On (Bang A Gong) by T. Rex
      It's totally awesome.

    T.Rex - Dandy In The Underoworld 2. To Know You Is To Love You 3. Celebrate Summer 4. Funky London Childhood 5. Sing Me A Song 6. 20th Century Baby 7. Christmas Bop 8. Foxy Boy 9. Mad Donna 10. Born To Boogie

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