Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Bruce
    • 10. Rock The Boat by Hues Corporation
      Disco before disco.
    • 9. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
      Like Mick Jagger's background vocals too.
    • 8. Kodachrome by Paul Simon
      Summertime baby.
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Have a drink and try NOT to sing along at some piano bar.
    • 6. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad by Meat.loaf
      Great tune from a great album.
    • 5. Night Moves by Bob Seger
      "I was a little too tall, could have used a few pounds"
    • 4. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      Great summer tune.
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
      Perhaps the best lyrics ever.
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
      Classic singalong at the end of every party.
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Best rock and roll song of all time.

    Honorable mentions: Dream On/ Aerosmith; Just what I Needed/ The Cars; I Want You Back/ Jackson Five; The Night Chicago Died/ Paper Lace.
    By: Furilas
    • 10. Time by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd have such a way with words. Plus a kickin' guitar bit in the middle, there.
    • 9. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon by Queen
      Coming in right after listening to 'Death On Two Legs', this one caught me completely off guard. I've treasured the tune ever since.
    • 8. The Prophet's Song by Queen
      I like Queen's mythical pieces as well as Zeppelin's.
    • 7. Achilles' Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      I like the mythical side of Led Zeppelin almost as much as I like the rest of it. In fact, I think they're about equal. Please disregard THAT pointless, pathetic little statement and keep going.
    • 6. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
      This was the first real song I ever learned to play. And I must say, I think I did pretty damned good.
    • 5. Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin
      I almost changed to guitar when I heard 'Communication Breakdown'. Then I heard Jonesy in the background and I thought "Eh, maybe not".
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      This one is just cool. What with all the metaphorical lyrics. At least, I think they're metaphorical. Ummmmm....moving on....
    • 3. My Generation by The Who
      I'm a bassist. This is our anthem, guys.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Wowie. How does Daltrey DO that?
    • 1. The Show Must Go On by Queen
      This song gives me a kick in the musical nards.

    I like toast!
    By: Zoso
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Enuff said.
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Hey hey mama.
    • 8. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Great mixing.
    • 7. Eruption by Van Helen
      Strummin' guitar.
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent ballad.
    • 5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      Awesome lyrics.
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      Best guitar duet.
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Excellent vocals.
    • 2. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen
      The best opera act.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      There is no other song as great as this. Page's solo on the studio version was sterling.

    By: Les
    • 10. Pink Floyd by Money
      Sweeeeeeet song.
    • 9. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
      Watch it on the DVD.....Bonham is the best drummer I have ever seen.
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      B.E.A utiful
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The Best of Southern Rock.
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Mercury and May Rule.
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Steven Tyler's voice sure sounds different now eh?
    • 4. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      R.I.P Bon
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Freakin' awsome song.....
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The second greatest ever.....
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song/guitar solo/vocal work ever.

    Ok, rock-wise, The Beatles ruled The '60's, Zeppelin ruled the '70's, and AC/DC ruled the '80's. Then after that everything got really crappy. I tried to make the list diverse. I'm mostly a Zeppelin fan.
    By: Chris H.
    • 10. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
      The song was great then and it's still great now. Not to mention the popularity is still there.
    • 9. Stomp by The Brothers Johnson
      In my opinion the most underrated Disco song ever. This is due to the fact that it came along at the end of the Disco era.
    • 8. Rocket Man by Elton John
      Perhaps my favorite song by Sir Elton. Came out about the same time we last landed on the moon.
    • 7. Grease by Franki Valli
      Grease is definitely the word. #2 movie soundtrack to come out in the 70's... behind Saturday Night Fever.
    • 6. Hopelessly Devoted To You by Olivia Newton-John
      In my opinion ONJ was and is a real babe.
    • 5. Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon
      I'm sure women would agree, the title says it all about James Bond.
    • 4. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      I could have chosen almost any Bee Gees song, but this is definitely their trademark.
    • 3. Escape (The Piņa Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
      The last #1 song of the decade. Did I tell you I really do like Piņa Coladas?
    • 2. I Feel Love by Donna Summers
      Awesome use of the Moog Synthysizer..and yes I do feel love when I listen to this tune.
    • 1. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) by The Jacksons
      One of the best all-time dance tunes and Jackson songs.

    I consider the 70's the most interesting and best decade for music. It started with The Beatles and ended with Disco. What an era.
    By: Andrea
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      This whole album is fantastic.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This is in a class all its own.
    • 8. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      This song tells a great story.
    • 7. No Matter What by Badfinger
      Awesome tune.
    • 6. Wasted Time by The Eagles
      Great song with great lyrics from a great album.
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
      Who can help but sing this when it comes on?
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      An anthem for all ages.
    • 3. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      You can never get tired of this song.
    • 2. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
      Has an intensity level that goes unsurpassed!
    • 1. One Tin Soldier by Coven
      Unbelievable tune from a great movie - Billy Jack

    Don't forget all the one hit wonders.
    By: DA Kelly
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      This is a hilarious song when you know what they are talking about. What a great song. Everybody think's it's a drug song, but it's not. Cool song. Couldn't get 'American Pie' in my Top Ten!!!
    • 9. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
      EJ's song about good times and good friends. Great song.
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
      This and 'Sweet Emotion' - tough choice. Nobody gets two songs in my Top Ten, not even the Beatles (they get #12 though.) Great song by a long lasting group. It's now a commercial!!! Geez...
    • 7. Already Gone by Eagles
      Eagles were great all the way around, but this is another of those songs with great personal meaning to me. The lines are awesome, "Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky - You can see the stars and still not see the light, that's right."
    • 6. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      I was a sophmore in high school and worked nights as a stocker. This song was played over and over back then. I loved it then and still do. All kind of visuals go thru my head when this song plays.
    • 5. Evil Woman by ELO
      Another "play it loud" song. This one has a personal message to me. LOL
    • 4. Kodachrome by Paul Simon
      I love this song. Play it loud.
    • 3. Takin' Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      BTO was a great, hard driving rock band. This song had a great message too, "work at doing nothing all day." My kind of job.
    • 2. Satisfaction by Rolling Stones
      Can't have a top ten without the Stones. This is their best.
    • 1. Back In The USSR by Beatles
      The greatest "so there!" song ever. When the Beatles were "washed up" by so many, they came back with the White Album. Wow! This song rocks.

    11- American Pie - Don McLean 12 - Revolution - Beatles 13 - Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss 14 - Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel 15 - Band On The Run - McCartney 16 - Reeling In The Years - Steely Dan 17 - Take It Easy - Eagles 18 - Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith 19 - Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult 20 - China Grove - Doobies I've ranked the top 500 songs of all time based on my bizaare tastes.
    By: Tony Lovenaster
    • 10. Jody Girl by Bob Seger
      Great song for working in the yard.
    • 9. Spiral Architect by Black Sabbath
      Listen to that intro....
    • 8. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Very cool indeed.
    • 7. Into The Mystic by Van Morrison
      Laid back & cool.
    • 6. Blue Jean Blues by ZZ Top
      Killer Killer Killer
    • 5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed by Allman Brothers Band
      Excellent instrumental by Dickey Betts.
    • 4. One Of These Nights by Eagles
      Perfect version of 70's California in the summer.
    • 3. Another Park Another Sunday by Doobie Brothers
      Great song to cruise on the back roads to.
    • 2. Beautiful Loser by Bob Seger
      Energized version on "Live Bullet" can't be beat.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Got to admit this one lasts the test of time.

    I love music of all sorts EXCEPT RAP and am fond of music that brings back memories of were I was & what I was doing at the times I first heard them. This makes life a better thing! I could never list all my favorites because the tired old brain can't remember them all. "Oh Oh Oh Listen to the Music" ....... Tony
    By: Jen
    • 10. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 9. Hotel Calafornia by The Eagles
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. Breathe by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 4. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin will never die.

    By: Groovy
    • 10. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 9. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
    • 8. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 6. Peace Of Mind by Boston
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 3. I Like To Rock by April Wine
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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