Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Alex Berrian
    • 10. Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor
      Hey, I never can say goodbye.
    • 9. MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
      Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it.
    • 8. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA
      Just watch the video.
    • 7. Last Dance by Donna Summer
      One of the best tempo changes ever is in this song. But Donna could sing, and she still can, as she showed when she sang the national anthem during the World Series this year.
    • 6. On The Radio by Donna Summer
      Nobody remembers this one.
    • 5. Fernando by ABBA
      There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, FERNANDO.
    • 4. Voulez-Vous by ABBA
    • 3. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
      #1 in the UK for a while.
    • 2. Chiquitita by ABBA
      Yeah, I really like ABBA. One of the best vocal performances the band put together.
    • 1. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      You talk about under-appreciated songs, you talk about Dancing Queen. More than just a song that A*TEENS felt the need to cover, it's really a brilliantly-written pop song. ABBA's best came from 1980 to 1982; this is the group's finest from the 70s.

    There is a serious lack of disco here.
    By: Clayh
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 9. Misty Moutain Hop by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 7. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
    • 6. Baba O'Reiley by The Who
    • 5. Detroit Rock City by KISS
    • 4. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles

    By: Greg
    • 10. Funk #49 by Joe Walsh
    • 9. Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley by Robert Palmer
    • 8. Black Water by Doobie Brothers
    • 7. Ah! Leah! by Donnie Iris
      1980, but you know.
    • 6. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. The Core by Eric Clapton
    • 4. Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder
    • 3. Salsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
    • 2. Lady by Styx
    • 1. I Need A Lover by John Cougar

    By: Bugsy Blakers
    • 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. We Are The Champions by Queen
      This song will neva fade out of our lives.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Powerful and great.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One word... CLASSIC!
    • 2. Rocket Man by Elton John
      Such a cool song... unbelievably good.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      It is easily the greatest song of the 70's... maybe of all time.

    By: Joanna
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
    • 8. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
    • 4. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
      Just a great song.

    By: Elwood P Glatenfelter
    • 10. Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton
      Just Kidding... hee hee hee
    • 9. We're An American Band by Grand Funk
    • 8. Miss America by Styx
    • 7. Miracles Out Of Nowhere by Kansas
    • 6. Free For All by Ted Nugent
    • 5. School by Supertramp
    • 4. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 3. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Dog Eat Dog by Ted Nugent

    The 70's rock. Most of the trash played today is boring crap.
    By: José
    • 10. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd
      Excellent song by an excellent band.
    • 9. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
      Talking Heads are a great band. 'Psycho Killer' is one of their greatest songs. Written by drummer Chris Frantz.
    • 8. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
      Great song with so many recognizable chords.
    • 7. We Will Rock You/ We Are The Champions by Queen
      When released, “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You” were usually played together, so I put them together in my list. These are two classic songs that are as famous now as they were in ‘77. Traditional sports anthems to psyche out the opponent and then show your glory after the victory. What can I say, Queen rocks!
    • 6. The Logical Song by Supertramp
      What can I say? This song is a masterpiece from one of the greatest bands ever.
    • 5. All Mixed Up by The Cars
      Such a great song, the 70’s truly did give us the best music out of all the decades. I love the cow bell!
    • 4. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
      Wow. Just wow. This song has one of the best rhythms in rock. Every time I hear it I just want to get up and dance!
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      All I can say is that this song pretty much sums up rock and roll.
    • 2. Come Sail Away by Styx
      Such a beautiful piano intro. Dennis DeYoung’s voice is so distinct in all its glory. The guitar in this song just blows my mind every time I hear it!
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Hands down, the best song of the 70's. Queen is no doubt one of the best, if not the best band ever. Any band who can mix opera and rock in such a way is going to make it. Freddie Mercury's voice is amazing as well as Brian May's awesome guitar skills. Best song ever!

    There are so many songs to show the true greatness of the seventies, it's hard to pick only ten. I have to say though, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is, and will always be, one of the greatest songs in history.
    By: Brian
    • 10. Heard It On The X by ZZ Top
      "Heard it on the outlaw X"... ZZ talkin' about the good old days. Remember Wolfman Jack!
    • 9. Another Park, Another Sunday by Doobie Brothers
      One of the best pure mood songs. Puts you in a good mood after listening to it.
    • 8. Rock Candy by Montrose
      Sammy Hagar and the boys. This was one of the best pure hard rock albums of the 70s.
    • 7. Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
      This is more than a song, it is an event!
    • 6. Fly By Night by Rush
      Great guitar work. You always feel better after listening to this song.
    • 5. Barracuda by Heart
      From the very first note of this song you know it! One of the best guitar intros of all time.
    • 4. Golden Country by REO Speedwagon
      Before they became the corp. 80s band. What a great song.
    • 3. What Is Life by George Harrison
      This has to be one of George's best songs ever! 5 stars all the way.
    • 2. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      Tells us the story of Brenda and Eddy. Great songwriting and a great story.
    • 1. Ice Cream Man by Van Halen
      This is just a fun song. Only David Lee Roth could pull something like this off.

    By: Jim
    • 10. Smokin' In The Boys Room by Brownsville Station
      This was the coolest song my 11-year-old self ever heard.
    • 9. Come And Get Your Love by Redbone
      Another one that defined a moment. Couldn't have been done in any other decade.
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      What song was it you wanted to hear?
    • 7. Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group
      Blast this one while tooling down the freeway in your GTO, smoking a doobie with your bro's.
    • 6. Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
      Dig that syncopation. Could have been on the soundtrack for some bad old school porn.
    • 5. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      Didn't your 8th grade cover band play this one?
    • 4. Slow Ride by Foghat
      With that hair, and those 'stashes, Foghat WAS 70's rock!
    • 3. Bungle In The Jungle by Jethro Tull
      A sentimental favorite from one of the great old-style 70's groups.
    • 2. Anarchy In The U. K. by Sex Pistols
      The Ramones' shout becomes a shriek, and nothing was ever the same. Right now, indeed.
    • 1. Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones
      The song that showed the change coming.

    Zep, Aerosmith, Free, War, Alice Cooper, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter Group, Allmans, Dr. John, Lee Michaels, 10 Years After, Thin Lizzy, Marshall Tucker, Frampton, Guess Who, Steely Dan, Yes, Floyd, Who, Kiss, Clapton: I'm still waiting for it to get this good again.
    By: Brandon McCormick
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      John died way to soon... could have done so much more, but great song!
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
      So many hits, but not enough spots. This is the best of the bunch!
    • 8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      Can't forget a Beatle!
    • 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Enough said.
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric Clapton is great!
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Who does not like Ozzy?
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great!!!!!! Can Listen to it anytime.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Dare I say more?!
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Classic song... quite peaceful if you ask me! Also written by the greatest band of all time.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest song ever written! It has every type of music in one song... a great song!

    Let It Be- The Beatles, Born To Run- Bruce Springsteen, Kashmir- Led Zepplin, Your Song- Elton John, Knockin' On Heaven's Door- Bob Dylan.

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