Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Tom
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 9. Jet by Paul Mccartney & The Wings
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 7. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. Death On Two Legs by Queen
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin


    By: Twamb
    • 10. Death On Two Legs by Queen
      Not a really well known Queen song but I think it is really good.
    • 9. American Pie by Don McLean
      Definitely a 70's classic... Don's greatest song.
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      I really like this song, great to listen to.
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      A really nice tune to listen to.
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
      This is a great song, one of the best of Pink Floyd.
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      A really good tune.
    • 4. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      I really like this song.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      An Eric Clapton classic.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A great song with really weird lyrics.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best rock n' roll song ever, Great tune.

    The seventies and sixties are the greatest music decades.
    By: Harsha
    • 10. Roxanne by The Police
      The song that made the Police a success overnight.
    • 9. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Street opera, a ballad and a rock song - all in one.
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Sssssmokkinnnnn!
    • 6. She's Always A Woman To Me by Billy Joel
      Billy's given us some of the finest music of the 70's and 80's and 90's! A truly gifted songwriter who had to find a place on this list.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric thought he could hide away from the "God" image by calling his band Derek & The Dominoes, and ended up with the definitive Clapton track.
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      Probably the only song of the 70's that a native Indian taxi driver in South India would be familiar with. One of the greatest outro guitar solos of all time.
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
      Gilmour & Waters shoulda been given the Nobel for Philosophy (if there is one) for the lyrics. The only description of time that ordinary people like us can understand.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      If this song doesn't take you there - nothing will!
    • 1. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      A song about a cool jazz band, by an even cooler rock band.


    By: Courtney
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Down By The Seaside by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 1. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

    I agree, about every 70's song is great. I'm 16 and I love all the popular 70's songs, but I'm having trouble finding the lost songs (the ones that no one really knows about).
    By: PammyJ
    • 10. Roll With The Changes by REO Speedwagon
      This song just gets my blood going. Full of energy.
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Best opening riff ever.
    • 8. Taking Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Toe tapping feel good music.
    • 7. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
      Huge fan of Seger. Soulful song of life on the road.
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
      Talent personified. Great artist and great tune.
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The first and the best. Classic Steven Tyler.
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
      Just flat out good storytelling. If you're going to have just one big hit this is the ultimate.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      There was no one like them and this is a classic example. Different and original always.
    • 2. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      The most romantic song ever. Gives me goosebumps.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      The words are mesmerizing. The guitar playing flawless.

    There are so many more songs I could mention. Even though I am older I still listen to 70's music as much as ever. I can't see how the music of the decade will ever be topped. Long live 70s Rock and Roll!!
    By: Tim
    • 10. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Highway To hell by AC/DC
      Greatest road trip track ever made.
    • 8. One Burbon, One Scotch, One Beer by Goerge Thorogood
      F'n Cool. One of the few songs that's much better than it's blues original.
    • 7. Angie by The Rolling Stones
      Beautiful.
    • 6. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Good drums.
    • 5. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Cool, cool and more cool.
    • 4. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
      I think this was early 70's. Great Lyrics, pretty cool solo.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Mercury and May = Gold
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song, good riff and singing. One of the coolest outros I've ever heard.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Genius guitar, lyrics, singing. Good build up.


    By: Véro!
    • 10. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
    • 9. Life In The Fast Lane by Eagles
    • 8. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
    • 7. Teas In Heaven by Eric Clapton
    • 6. Crystal Ball by Styx
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 2. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 1. Renegade by Styx


    By: John
    • 10. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Simply the best song out there, ladies and gentlemen.


    By: Lucky
    • 10. Yes by Roundabout
    • 9. Hello, It's Me by Todd Rundgren
    • 8. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 7. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    • 6. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
    • 5. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
    • 4. Trampled Underfoot by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Minute By Minute by The Doobie Brothers
      I'm kind of partial to Michael McDonald. I've had a crush on this guy since I was 16!
    • 2. Peg by Steely Dan
      This is one of those "feel good" songs that still sounds good to this day.
    • 1. Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
      A very well put together song!

    Wow, I love the music from the 70's.
    By: James
    • 10. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 9. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 8. Tequila Sunrise by Eagles
    • 7. Take It To The Limit by Eagles
    • 6. Witchy Woman by Eagles
    • 5. Take It Easy by Eagles
    • 4. New Kid In Town by Eagles
    • 3. Desperado by Eagles
    • 2. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles

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