Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Meghan Kendall
    • 10. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Walk This Way by Areosmith
    • 6. Poison by Alice Cooper
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 2. Why Can't We Be Friends by War
    • 1. Tush by ZZ Top

    70's music kicks butt.... Zeppelin all the way!!
    By: Nathan And Joe
    • 10. London Calling by The Clash
      Awesome beltish.
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Tony Iomi did a geat guitar riff at the start.
    • 8. Raw Deal by Judas Priest
      One of the best songs by Judas Priest.
    • 7. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      It is done by one of the best bands ever.
    • 6. TNT by AC/DC
      Good rhythm and it's got a good beat.
    • 5. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
      Can't beat goin' down the river Thames on a boat on the Silver Jubilee.
    • 4. Back In Black by AC/DC
      One of the greatest songs ever.
    • 3. N.I.B by Black Sabbath
      Can't get a better bassline.
    • 2. Starbreaker by Judas Priest
      The opening drum beat is awesome.
    • 1. Green Manalishi by Judas Priest
      Guitar riffs are freakin' beltin'.

    By: Blayze Hembree
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      I just had to put a Floyd song on here even though their concept is what was amazing.
    • 9. Crazy On You by Heart
      Sisters of rRock, 'Dreamboat Annie' is my favorite album ever made.
    • 8. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
      Nothing in the seventies gets any better than Harvest with 'Heart of Gold' and 'Old Man'.
    • 7. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
      Anything and everything from this album, but this song is my favorite, 'Moonage Daydream' close second.
    • 6. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      Pure muscle!!
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      I dont think I need to explain this one.
    • 4. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
      Quite possibly the coolest song ever made.
    • 3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Along with everything else on this album (Bennie and the Jets, Saturday Nights Alright, All the Girls Love Alice).
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Would be #1 if wasn't so popular, overall album is best though (Going to California, Battle OF evermore).
    • 1. Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones
      Best song on band's best album, who were considered the greatest band of all time.

    Others that might make the list are The Who- Behind Blue Eyes, Elton John- Levon, George Harrison- My Sweet Lord, Led Zeppelin- Over the Hills, Rolling Stones- Moonlight Mile... but the 60's were better with The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Who- Tommy, The Doors, Velvet Underground, Hendrix, Joplin, Cream, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, and Guess Who.
    By: Patrick
    • 10. Mull Of Kintyre by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 9. Father & Son by Cat Stevens
      According to an article in the New York Times in 1971, Cat took eight months getting this song together. Wow, didn't he creat a timeless masterpiece, a true classic that will no doubt stand the test of time and be enjoyed by many future generations of music lovers.
    • 8. The Changing Of The Guards by Bob Dylan
      In my opinion this song has the best intro, middle and ending one could hope to find in a song.
    • 7. American Pie by Don Mclean
      In any decade there will always be room for a standard like this. Timeless.
    • 6. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
      Acoustic masterpiece from a genius singer/songwriter. Big time Neil, big time, big time, as said by Ronnie Hawkins during his performance in The Last Waltz concert at Winterland in San Francisco, 1976.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 4. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      Simply the best of post-Beatles material.
    • 3. Starman by David Bowie
    • 2. Peace Train by Cat Stevens
      Wow, what can I say? Simply Poetry in motion.
    • 1. Knocking On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      I first heard this while watching Pat Garret & Billy The Kid... Sam Peckenpah's classic western from the early seventies. Bob Dylan>>>Genius.

    By: Tom Corless
    • 10. Wild Night by Martha Reeves
      Another great cover, this time by Motown's diva.
    • 9. The Boss by Diana Ross
      One of the best disco songs ever, a testament to Ross' talents and the songwriting of Ashford and Simpson.
    • 8. Desperado by Linda Ronstadt
      Probably the best version of the Eagles classic.
    • 7. You Are Everything by Diana Ross with Marvin Gaye
      The definitive version of this classic in my opinion.
    • 6. Backstabbers by O'Jays
      The opening of this song still sizzles but the rest of the song is just as hot.
    • 5. September by Earth, Wind & Fire
      A party classic.
    • 4. Miss You by Rolling Stones
      A mix of disco and rock that still sounds fresh and sexy today.
    • 3. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) by Bee Gees
      My favorite Bee Gees song.
    • 2. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
      A synth/pop classic that set the stage for electronica.
    • 1. Heroes by David Bowie

    By: John
    • 10. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      This song never grows old. Works everytime we go to WAR!
    • 9. Smokin' In The Boys Room by Brownsville Station
      Brings back those sweet memories of high school.
    • 8. Fool For The City by Foghat
      Great song.
    • 7. The Magician's Birthday by Uriah Heep
    • 6. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
    • 5. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
      Party On!
    • 4. Killing Yourself To Live by Black Sabbath
      Great comments on society even for today.
    • 3. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      We all have to go sometime.
    • 2. Working Man by Rush
      Everyone has to work then party.
    • 1. Crystal Ball by Styx
      This song rocks.

    By: Gabriel
    • 10. Detroit Rock City by KISS
    • 9. Across The Universe by The Beatles
    • 8. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Angie by Rolling Stones
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Dream On by Aerosmith

    By: Jim Rosendahl
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Not just an English city, but a band as well eh?
    • 9. We Are The Champions by Queen
      "Gawd, I can't believe you didn't choose Bohiemian Rhapsody..." That song people, became popular thanks to Wayne's World. Or at least with my current generation. You see, I was orginally born in '54 but died in a car accident in '76 then was reborn in '85. It might sound crazy but I am telling you it is true. I almost like it now, 1: I am taller now than I was in the 70's and 2: I get a second shot at making it big. I dropped out of college in fall of 72' to persue rockstardom, but my problem was I was no good at any instruments. My conservative father made me play sports all the time. This time around I was blessed with more liberal and accepting parents, and as soon as I figured out what all my memories and flashbacks were, I realized what needed to be done. My new body has a lot more musical talent than my old form, but the same appreciation is still as strong as ever. At any rate, I quit wasting time with the trumpet in 10th grade, and switched to guitar. Now it's 2004 and I am unhappily back in college, but I have mounted my crusade to bring rock back to legendary status. Kids, you have one hell of a musical generation to look forward too.
    • 8. Nantucket Sleighride by Mountain
      Not only badass, but very complicated as well.
    • 7. Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I just had to work some Skynyrd in the count down.
    • 6. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This one was about a time when Ronnie crashed a new car on his way home from a night of fun. Man those were the days.
    • 5. Gimmie Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      You are probably thinking enough Skynyrd already.
    • 4. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      Part of me wishes Leslie West had joined Skynyrd like it was talked about, but then again we wouldn't have tunes like thiss 'un.
    • 3. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This song occasionally brings me to tears.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Again, a no-brainer.
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This one is pretty obvious.

    I really cherish the time from the 70's that I did experience. Everyday, something reminds me of some old thought or thing I saw. It's very bizzare being able to remember things from places you have never been, and a decade you never "lived" in. I am dissapointed that I missed out on the last 3 1/2 years or so, but hey at least that way I missed out on half of the 80's...lame-o.
    By: Jay Mac
    • 10. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon

    By: G
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 7. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Stairway of the South.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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