Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: J-C from Montreal
    • 10. War Pigs by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. School by Supertramp
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 2. Dogs by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      David Gilmour's guitar, mixed with Roger Waters's brilliance!

    Pink Floyd is the greatest band of all time not only bacause it's a mix of one of the best guitarists of all time with the best songwriter of all time, but also because they had something to talk about. They haven't got an album out just to sell them but only to please themselves with their music.
    By: Paul aka Bloopy
    • 10. Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
    • 9. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
    • 8. Breadfan by Budgie
      (1973) Budgie are kinda Wales' heavier equivalent of Led Zeppelin, the difference is that Budgie is still playing after 37 years!
    • 7. Children Of The Grave by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      (1970) An awesome title song to kick off what is perhaps the most defining debut album ever released.
    • 5. Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
      (1976) Being the first all female hard rock band makes The Runaways the biggest influence to so many band; they have some great songs too!
    • 4. Born To Be Bad by The Runaways
      (1977) Another great anthem from The Runaways.
    • 3. Is It Day Or Night? by The Runaways
      (1976) Catchy song with attitude.
    • 2. Wicked World by Black Sabbath
      (1970) Surely this is how guitars were meat to be played! And if the world was such a wicked place back then, what does that make it now?
    • 1. Cheap Sunglasses by ZZ Top
      (1979) A funny and groovy tune with a catchy riff and a long instrumental portion; superb!

    By: Colin Baird
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 9. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Sympathy For The Devil by Rolling Stones
    • 5. Hells Bells by AC/DC
    • 4. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Page proved he's the greatest guitarist ever with this song.

    By: Emilio velez triple m radio
    • 10. Sun Of Jamaica by Goobay Dance Band
      no es una gran cancion , pero me gusta. (It isn't a good song, but I like it.)
    • 9. Lost In France by Bonnie Tyler
    • 8. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. El Lute by Boney M
    • 5. Living Next Door To Alice by Smokie
    • 4. Mother by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 2. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 1. Man Gives Names To All The Animals by Bob Dylan

    By: David Cook
    • 10. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      Great song, cool chorus. Here comes the story of the hurricane!
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Such a melodic song it puts you in a trance.
    • 8. Ohio by Niel Young
      Great intro, a call to arms.
    • 7. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
      Great! The backup singer is awesome.
    • 6. We Will Rock You by Queen
      Chills down your spine.
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      My favorite Floyd song... guitar sounds like it's coming from Mars.
    • 4. Sympathy For The Devil by Rolling Stones
      Great song ...perfect guitar & lyrics.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Not my fav Zep song but it's gotta be on there.
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The greatest song of all time, period!

    By: Oz
    • 10. Some Kind Of Wonderful by Grand Funk
      She's some kind of wonderful, yes she, great song and often lost to the (ugh) Locomotion (ruined by Kylie in the 80's).
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      The guitar on this is great. I never liked the acoustic version but the fact that it could work without the part that made this song so great is incredible.
    • 8. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      I love the Bee Gees' bad rap for the disco moniker, but 'Words', 'Stayin' Alive', 'You Should Be Dancing' and so many more are awesome songs.
    • 7. Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      They are another band that is late 60's - early 70's, and so many of the songs are '69/'70 cusp that it's hard to pick one that is for certain a seventies hit. So I picked this one. Also, it's the only song that John Fogerty was sued for because of recording another song that sounded too similar to it (his own song!!!).
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Turn it up - great opener, great stick it to Neil Young.
    • 5. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      I just go nuts when I heare this song. It's so hard and amazing to listen to. A one hit wonder with a great song.
    • 4. Let It Ride by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      I love this song. Again, great guitar... memorable.
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The words are okay but the music is simply haunting.
    • 2. Hand Me Down World by Guess Who
      There are a ton of great songs by them... 'She's Come Undone', 'Laughing', but those are 60's songs... not 70's.
    • 1. Desperado by Eagles
      Everyone picks 'Hotel California', but I love 'Desperado'. It is hauntingly real and the lyrics are about life today and that of the rock's prophetic. You better let somebody love you...before it's tooooooo...late

    Who said the 70's sucked for music? There is great music from the 70's you just don't realise it came from that decade since it is so synonymous with disco and that is all people think was played and recorded.
    By: Srinath
    • 10. You Better You Bet by The Who
      Townsend proves he's up there with the best of them.
    • 9. Pictures Of Lily by The Who
      Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
    • 8. Bron-Y-Aur by Led Zeppelin
      Listen to this in the dawn, at sunrise... Pagey tells you all about life on this one.
    • 7. Laguna Sunrise by Black Sabbath
      You get to see the softer side of Iommi on this one.
    • 6. Children Of The Graves by Black Sabbath
      Ozzy is very underrated as a poet.
    • 5. I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You by Jeff Beck
      Brilliant. Beck at his best.
    • 4. Peaches And Diesel by Eric Clapton
      If you want to know why Clapton's nickname is "Slowhand", listen to this.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Clapton truly IS God.
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Everytime you hear Page starting out this song, it reminds you that this IS the greatest song of all time.

    By: Patrick
    • 10. Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan
      The intruments and Donavan's singing go hand in hand on this one. A haunting peice. Bonham, Jones and Page perform in it. The simple lyrics make it easy to listen to.
    • 9. Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp
      Makes me nostalgic of my teenage years, and the harmonica is awesome.
    • 8. Your Time Is Gonna Come by Led Zeppelin
      Another Zeppelin song featuring the underrated keyboard playing of John Paul Jones. It's great, especially during the chorus.
    • 7. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
      Beautiful, desprate love song, the symphony and the poem at the end is my favorite part.
    • 6. Swan Song by Led Zeppelin
      The most overlooked Zeppelin song of all time. The instruments blend together so well.
    • 5. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
      It's a really romantic song, it's so honest and beautiful. We'll ride them some day...
    • 4. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
      Really fun song, reminds me of nights out with my friends (and chicks with big butts).
    • 3. A Little Help From My Firends by Joe Cocker
      It sends tingles through my spine when I hear it. Can anyone say Wonder Years? And it's got Page on guitar.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say that hasn't already been said? Some of the greatest lyrics ever put to paper.
    • 1. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
      I still can't decide between the original and the BBC version; probably the best guitar solo I've ever heard, and the key board at the end is phenomenal.

    Sorry I didn't get to mention any Beatles songs.
    By: Gareth
    • 10. Snow Blind by Ace Frehley
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 9. Dark Light by KISS/Ace Frehley
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 8. Two Sides Of The Coin by Ace Frehley
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 7. Talk To Me by Ace Frehley
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 6. Cold Gin by KISS
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 5. 2000 Man by KISS/Ace Frehley
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 4. She by KISS
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 3. Paradise City by Guns 'N Roses
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 2. Speedin' Back To My Baby by Ace Frehley and his wife
      Find them and listen to them.
    • 1. Shock Me by KISS
      Find them and listen to them.

    By: Adam
    • 10. Give Up The Funk by Funkadelic
    • 9. Love Hurts by Nazareth
    • 8. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Imagine by John lennon
    • 6. Since You Been Gone by Rainbow
    • 5. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 4. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 3. More Than Feeling by Boston
    • 2. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
    • 1. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love by Van Halen

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