Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Peter from Old Sugar Land
    • 10. Take a Chance on Me by Abba
      if someone loves you by chance?
    • 9. Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel by Tavares
      heavenly love.
    • 8. Hot Line by The Sylvers
      love through the telephone line (before email).
    • 7. Longer by Dan Fogelberg
      represents never-ending love!
    • 6. Honey, Honey by Lovin' Spoonfuls
      this is SWEET love.
    • 5. Sing by The Carpenters
      if you LOVE to sing.
    • 4. I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan
      when you pretend you have love.
    • 3. After the Lovin' by Engelbert Humperdink
      also about love, and AFTER love.
    • 2. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
      no doubt, this IS about love.
    • 1. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
      about ice cream parlour snacks or love?


    By: david tasche
    • 10. paradise by the dashboardlight by meatloaf
      this is a great and rockin out song a tune to play at partys or to refresh some old memories .
    • 9. heartace tonight by eagles
      one of the best songs that the eagles put to paper. and is still a faviotre of mine .
    • 8. im just a singer in a rock n roll band by moody blues
      a true and powerful rocker just love the larrics and music.
    • 7. come toghter by beatles
      i really dig this tune a song like this has good words and rhythem a song to play at parties
    • 6. money by pinkfloyd
      an excelnet pink floyd creation. and is still one of my faviorte songs of all time
    • 5. girls got rhythem by acdc
      a best song by acdc from the 1970s a song to crank upat a party and with a lead singer all ways rememberd long live bon scott
    • 4. reffuge by tom petty and the heartbreakers
      a verry rocker and a great song with attiude a song that you can remember for ever
    • 3. one of these days by pink floyd
      a verry crative and exclent tune.of the 70s and from one awesome albums i just think how cool it is how the wind effects fade in and then roger waters bass comming in and then affter you hear the electronic voice saying one of these days im gonna cut you into little pieces then the jam in th rest of the song is so cool .
    • 2. tusk by fleetwood mac
      a verry greatfleetwodmac tune the intro is awesome with the wind type effects and mick fletwoods drum solo in the begining and with the rest of band kicking in you know this is one song ya gotta crank up on your stereo
    • 1. 2112 by rush
      this is deffitley one of my faviorte songs by rush an exclent 20 minute piece the music larrics are so creative and also great live

    inthe 70s i was still a child but love the music from that decade and rember some of the songs when i was in grade school and hearing fleetwood macs you make lovin fun for the 1st time i was only 7 but i still remember that day i saullute the music of the 1970s
    By: Gage
    • 10. Keep Yourself Alive by Queen
      The ultimate Queen song. And to think that this was their first single. Most bands toil away for years and never create anything half as good. between Brian May's guitar prowess and Fred Mercury's operatic vocThis songs has a great balance als.
    • 9. Led Zeppelin by All Of My Love
      NOT STAIRWAY!!! This is the greatest (and possibly the most underrated) Zeppelin song.
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Remember that cute little hippy girl? If Ripple doesn't work, this one will. If this one doesn't work, then it's still OK, because the entire crowd is yours for the choosing after this one.
    • 7. Tulsa Time by Don Williams
      This song has been covered by almost everyone. Don Williams was the ultimate master of mixing country and blues. Plus, Clapton was a Don Williams fan. If he's good enough for Slowhand, who am I to question.
    • 6. Ripple by The Grateful Dead
      Believe me, if you're in a band, and you want to impress the little hippy girl sitting in the back of the bar, play this. ;)
    • 5. Suspicious Minds by Elvis Pressley
      This really isn't that great a song. I picked it because of Elvis' Aloha From Hawaii concert video. If you've ever seen it, you know why. Elvis makes a glorious ass of himself in a way that only the "King" could do. Plus this song makes me smile.
    • 4. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Many a man was beaten in drunken brawls to this song. Maybe not The Who's greatest song, but the most legendary.
    • 3. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
      Overlooked by most fans. This is the most masculine song that Lindsey Buckingham has ever written. Almost tribal. His final send off to Stevie.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Overrated? Yes. Brilliant? Also, Yes. Will be the National Anthem the next time the south secedes. This song really captures the dreams of the southern states.
    • 1. Layla by Derrick and the Dominoes
      Greatest rock song ever. Really set the standard for all rock songs.

    These songs aren't really listed in order. It's impossible to list a definitive list of the greatest songs of the 70's. These are all songs that definitely deserve the opportunity to be called "The Greatest"
    By: Ana´s
    • 10. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
    • 9. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
    • 8. Jealous Guy by John Lennon
    • 7. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
    • 6. Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
    • 5. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
    • 4. Roxanne by The Police
    • 3. Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Walking On The Moon by The Police

    Hmm... many of these songs were released in 1979... the year of my birth. Oh, and I also love other kinds of music, like heavy stuff (BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, and the like...), punk stuff, etc.
    By: Chris Clements
    • 10. bohiemian rhapsody by queen
    • 9. sweet home alabama by lynyrd skynard
    • 8. dream on by aerosmith
    • 7. iron man by black sabbath
    • 6. hey jude by beatles
    • 5. wish you were here by pink floyd
    • 4. layla by eric clapton
    • 3. free bird by lynyrd skynard
    • 2. stairway to heaven by led zeppelin
    • 1. hotel california by eagles


    By: janmarie
    • 10. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
    • 9. Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels
    • 8. Black Cow by Steely Dan
    • 7. Horse With No Name by America
    • 6. Joanne by Michae Nesmith
    • 5. Across the Universe by Beatles
    • 4. Breakdown by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    • 3. Two Tickets to Paradise by Eddie Money
    • 2. I'm So into You by Atlanta Rythym Section
    • 1. Watching the Detective by Elvis Costello


    By: Matt Buccigrosso
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. Welcome to the Machine by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Rapper's Delight by Sugar Hill Gang
    • 7. Mr. Roboto by STYX
    • 6. White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
    • 3. Show Me the Way by Peter Frampton
    • 2. Ohio by Crosby, Young, Stills and Nash
      Defining aspect of Vietnam, Keene State, etc.
    • 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Landmark song of decade, timeless piece


    By: Brandon
    • 10. Cross Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull
    • 9. Closer To The Heart by Rush
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Never Been Any Reason by Head East
      Just a great song!!
    • 6. Rock And Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
      Paul Rodger's voice is amazing!
    • 5. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      Though this is mainly the only song Mountain is known for, they have plenty of other great songs and remain one of my favorite groups of the 70s.
    • 4. Hitch A Ride by Boston
    • 3. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      My personal favorite band of all time!
    • 2. Stargazer by Rainbow
      Cozy Powell's drumming and Ritchie Blackmore's guitar! WOW! And I can't forget Dio's amazing voice.
    • 1. Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      What can I say?? Just a GREAT song!

    I like so many songs and bands from the 70s that it is hard to pick only ten, let alone put then in order from 1-10!
    By: Brandon
    • 10. Cross Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull
    • 9. Closer To The Heart by Rush
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Never Been Any Reason by Head East
      Just a great song!!
    • 6. Rock And Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
      Paul Rodger's voice is amazing!
    • 5. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      Though this is mainly the only song Mountain is known for, they have plenty of other great songs and remain one of my favorite groups of the 70s.
    • 4. Hitch A Ride by Boston
    • 3. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      My personal favorite band of all time!
    • 2. Stargazer by Rainbow
      Cozy Powell's drumming and Ritchie Blackmore's guitar! WOW! And I can't forget Dio's amazing voice.
    • 1. Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      What can I say?? Just a GREAT song!

    I like so many songs and bands from the 70s that it is hard to pick only ten, let alone put them in order from 1-10!
    By: Kelly
    • 10. Wildfire!!! by Michael Martin Murphy
      This is a sad song, but is soooo wonderful and very popular in the 70's
    • 9. Freak Out by Chic
      No 70's is complete without a little disco!!
    • 8. Into the Night by Benny Mardones
      Sexy Song
    • 7. Cant Live (If Living is Without You) by Harry Nilsson
      Big time tear jerker!!
    • 6. Love Hurts by Nazereth
      Fantastic 70 song
    • 5. Living Inside Myself by Gino Vannelli
    • 4. Baby Come Back by Ambrosia
      This is the real stuff from the 70's!!! W
    • 3. Sad Eyes by Robert John
      Tear Jerker!
    • 2. Crying by Don McClean
      One of my most favorite from the 70's
    • 1. Kiss You All Over by Exile
      Very Good song from the 70's

    I grew up in the 80's generation, but I loved 70's music when I was a little girl, I grew up with a bunch of older sisters and I was singing these songs when I was 5 and 6 years old. I am 31 now and I still love these songs. The 10 I picked are truly great 70's songs

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