Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Webby
    • 10. Driver's Seat by Sniff 'N' The Tears
    • 9. Strawberry Letter 23 by The Brothers Johnson
    • 8. Make It With You by Bread
    • 7. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
    • 6. Day After Day by Badfinger
      Left us way too soon.
    • 5. Temptation Eyes by Grass Roots
      A very underrated band of 70's.
    • 4. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
    • 3. How Long by Ace
    • 2. Best Of My Love by Eagles
    • 1. One Of These Nights by Eagles
      14 weeks at #1 enough said!

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    By: Kyle
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
    • 4. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd

    By: Matthew Hellewell
    • 10. Sylvia by Focus
      This Van Leer is Focus really, but I gather they're still together and recording Focus VIII!!!!! I can't imagine it possibly being better than Focus III which is home to both Sylvia and my other favourite: Round Goes the Gossip.
    • 9. Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd
      The highlight of an incredible 26 track album.
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      What an intro, what an unbelievable album.
    • 7. Revelations by Santana
      Doesn't go on for anywhere near enough time - when the band hits the short unison section near the end, you think it could go on for much longer - if it did, this would DEFINITELY be number 1 - I'm thinking 12 minute epic, here.
    • 6. Siberian Khatru by Yes
      What a band, what a song - if the first 2 sections of Starship trooper were as good as the last section, I think it would displace the Khatru though.
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Again, it's all in Page's chunky guitar work.
    • 4. Europa by Santana
      Wow - I never want this song to end.
    • 3. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
      If the rest of this song were as good as the guitar riff...
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Words cannot describe how moving this song is - has defined my teenage years.
    • 1. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
      By Brain Damage I refer to the extended song from us and them to eclipse - which reaches its peak at Brain Damage - phwoar!

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    By: B. Adam
    • 10. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      "We Don't Need No Education" is right!
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Next to Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend is the greatest lyricist of all time.
    • 8. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Next to 'Stairway To Heaven', it's the best song of the fourth album.
    • 7. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Skynyrd at its finest.
    • 6. Heartbraker by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome guitar action.
    • 5. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      Ozzy sings the truth.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Absolutely Beautiful.
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
      The second greatest song composed by Roger Waters.
    • 2. Money by Pink Floyd
      The greatest song composed by Roger Waters.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Jimmy Page is the greatest lyricist ever and Robert Plant is the greatest vocalist ever.

    Honorable Mention: Stanglehold, Ted Nugent; Somebody to Love, Queen; We Will Rock You, Queen; Dazed and Confused, Led Zeppelin; Both Ends Burning, Roxy Music.
    By: Thomas
    • 10. Garden Party by Rick Nelson
      Good when I was a kid. Great at 39.
    • 9. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
    • 8. Lucille by Kenny Rogers
    • 7. Burning Love by Elvis Presley
      Hunka hunka burning love!
    • 6. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
    • 5. Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
    • 4. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      One of the greatest rock songs ever.
    • 3. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
      Riding out in a star spangled rodeo!
    • 2. Moody Blue by Elvis Presley
      Could be "Pledging My Love".
    • 1. Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
      You had to know that Billy was gonna be the hero in the end.

    By: Jordan
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      This was a tie between 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
    • 9. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I may be biased, but I could probably fill this entire list up of Skynyrd songs.
    • 8. The Joker by The Steve Miller Band
      I just love this song.
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Makes me want to bob my head and just move to the music...great song
    • 6. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
      Masterfully written, sung, and played.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Hard to believe I put this song way down here, but it's often referred to as the song that could describe a decade.
    • 4. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
      It's classic rock at its finest. I had to include it because I love it so much.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      This song defies description, as it cannot be described in words... actually, how bout- On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair?
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The only song that I could never get sick of--no matter how many times I put it on repeat.

    Although I am only 18, I have never listened to any other music... This was all that was on in my house growing up.. Music today just isn't what it was back in the 70's.
    By: Kevin Conrad
    • 10. I Was Made For Loving You by KISS
    • 9. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Mama Kin by Aerosmith
      Great song, I especially like the Guns N' Roses cover.
    • 4. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      For me that's the original "Paranoid", the riff sounds much better than the Sabbath rip-off and it's just a cool song.
    • 3. Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      There's no need for a comment.

    Pretty much Led Zeppelin, und das ist auch gut so!
    By: Jim Schue
    • 10. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by Ramones
    • 9. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. White Riot by The Clash
    • 6. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 4. Rockaway Beach by Ramones
    • 3. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: mikeH
    • 10. Hocus Pocus by Focus
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 6. Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
    • 5. Short People by Randy Newman
    • 4. I Wanna Be Sedated by Ramones
    • 3. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 2. Telephone Line by ELO
    • 1. We Are The Champions by Queen
      The title says all.

    By: Jillian
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Waking up to this song makes it impossible for me to have a bad day.
    • 9. Juke Box Hero by Foreigner
      No better song -EVER- to rock out to. Just makes me wish I could be a rock star.
    • 8. Blitzkreig Bop by Ramones
      Great song.
    • 7. Man On The Silver Mountain by Rainbow
      This song gives me chills -- so awesome.
    • 6. Shooting Star by Bad Company
      If you ever saw them in concert you'd understand.
    • 5. Just What I Needed by The Cars
      This song reminds me of my boyfriend... and is just a great song.. .gotta make the list.
    • 4. Hey Jude by Beatles
      Something so powerful about this song - no problem listening to all 7+ minutes of it
    • 3. Amie by Pure Prarie League
      A fun one to sing to!
    • 2. Rock On by David Essex
      I don't know why nobody seems to know this song, but it's great. When I hear the first line "hey kids-rock and roll" I'm into it already...
    • 1. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
      This song is sooo much fun to just turn up in the car. I just love it.

    I'm 21-but should've been born a bit earlier so I could've enjoyed the 70's more. No songs will ever rock harder than stuff from the 70s. Rock on.

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