Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Matt
    • 10. Could It Be Magic by Barry Manilow
    • 9. Love Machine by Miracles
    • 8. That Lady by Isley Brothers
    • 7. My Love by Wings
    • 6. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
    • 5. The Express by B.T. Express
    • 4. Music Man by Doobie Brothers
    • 3. Wonderous Stories by Yes
      I realize the word is properly written 'wondrous', but on my CD it's written with the 'e'.
    • 2. Fire by Ohio Players
    • 1. I'm In You by Peter Frampton

    My list tilts toward my love of soul music; truth is the 70's era was the summit for so many flavors...Yes, Spinners, Cars, Chicago, Hard Rock, Disco, Funk. It's the greatest star in the sky.
    By: Leslie
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Mercury's the best singer of any era.
    • 9. All Right Now by Free
      Simple, yet excellent.
    • 8. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Nifty organ solo.
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      Good blues.
    • 5. Is This Love? by Bob Marley
      He's the king of reggae.
    • 4. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      I got nothin' to say.
    • 3. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
      Reggae done Zeppelin-style.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      This one is tied with 'Stairway' as my fave.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I don't care that it has been overplayed, I love it to death.

    *Kiss isn't very good. They rely on image, rather that music. They aren't very good musicians. *Beatles Would Be #1, But they're 60's. *Slash (Guns N'Roses) Isn't the guitar player he's made up to be. He's Average at best, and i can say that, i play guitar and i live in a house of professional players. The same goes for "The Edge" (U2)
    By: SS
    • 10. Bron Yr Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      Cool, has nice rhythm and uh, like every other song I've listed, it rules!
    • 9. Long Way To The Top by AC/DC
      Umm, it involves the words Rock & Roll, so... yeh it's good.
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Just sounds cool, and has a cool distorted grungy solo!
    • 7. The Rover by Led Zeppelin
      Doesn't get as much attention as it should.
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Some of the greatest lyrics ever written.
    • 5. Break On Through (To The Other Side) by The Doors
    • 4. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      Best song from Deep Purple, the Made in Japan version kicks arse.
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
      Great sounding solo, nice vocals...
    • 2. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      If one song defined how much Led Zeppelin rocked, it'd be this...
    • 1. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Great drums on this, mixed with the guitar, comes out perfect, though finding no 1 with all the Zeppelin songs was hard.

    It's been said about 3 or 4 times already, but Led Zeppelin rule!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Chris Lang
    • 10. California Dreamin by The Mamas & The Papas
      If you have to ask...come on.
    • 9. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      The Boldest drug song of its time.
    • 8. Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
      The song that would born hard rock.
    • 7. Letter by The Box Tops
      Who would have thought a 16 year old could sing with so much passion. 1967
    • 6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix
      People dropped jaws at the entry of this song.
    • 5. Neil Young by Hey Hey My My
      The greatest rock n your face song ever...think about it.
    • 4. Strawberry Fields by The Beatles
      Nothing to get hung's the Beatles most mature and growth as an artist...pioneering the sound of the 70's.
    • 3. Com'n Back To Me by Jefferson Airplane
      No song makes you want to love like this one.
    • 2. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
      Who compares with lyrics.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      No song compares artistically, musically arranged, and fitting for the time.

    Rock N Roll is dying.
    By: Wendy Hardy
    • 10. Day After Day by Badfinger
      I never hear this on the radio and I know it's not because it was a lousy song!
    • 9. Bennie And The Jets by Elton John
      Everything he and Bernie Taupin touched in the 1970s turned to gold. One of the best albums of that decade was Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and out of all the songs on it, I like this one the most.
    • 8. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      This went right to the top of the charts because it was so different and it's still enjoyable.
    • 7. If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
      Who had a more mellow voice than Gordon? His best song ever. . . .
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
      When this single hit the charts in late 1971 there must have been a million guesses as to what the lyrics were about even though it was obvious. I still know every line. . . .
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The first time I heard this one the radio I wasn't sure what I was listening to. Probably the most unusual song of the decade. Freddie Mercury had a great voice. When the song reappeared again in the 1990s my kids thought it was awesome and didn't believe me when I told them that Bohemian Rhapsody came out when I was in high school. Can you imagine anyone remaking this song? No one could do it better than Queen.
    • 4. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
      The whole Saturday Night Fever soundtrack is still great after 26 years and this is one of my favorite songs ever.
    • 3. Sailing Away by Styx
      Great song and something different at the time.
    • 2. Just My Imagination by Temptations
      Their last hit and their best song--nice, slow, easy. . .
    • 1. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      Ever buy an album for one lousy song? I believe this was on "Leftoverture"--Kansas's best! Good rockin' song.

    As you can tell, I like easy listening. There are too many songs to list. Honorable mention: Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue oyster Cult), 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon), If You Leave Me Now (Chicago), More Than A Feeling (Boston), First Time Ever I Saw Your FAce (Roberta Flack), Help Me (Joni Mitchell), Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty), most of Fleetwood Mac, Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder), To Break Up To Make Up (Stylistics), Layla (Derek and the Dominos), School's Out (Alice Cooper, the Marilyn Manson of the 70s--have you seen him in the commercial for Staples? Hilarious!), Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)(Bee Gees), Annie's Song and Sunshine On My Shoulders (John Denver), Band Of Gold (Frida Payne) Lucille (Kenny Rogers--what a voice!). There's so many more. All these songs bring back a lot of good memories--we were the last generation to enjoy music without videos.
    By: Hilton
    • 10. River by Gentle Giant
    • 9. Colorado by Danny Holien
    • 8. Bloody Well Right by Supertramp
    • 7. Nice, Nice Very Nice by Ambrosia
    • 6. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Running With The Devil by Van Halen
    • 3. Still You Turn Me On by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 2. Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake And Palmer
    • 1. Dust In The Wind by Kansas

    By: Bobby Demarest
    • 10. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Burnin' for You by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 6. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 5. Wheel In the Sky by Journey
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 3. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song ever by the greatet band ever... there are good bands, great bands, then there is Led Zeppelin ... Plant and Page are gods of rock!

    By: Conner
    • 10. La Grange by ZZ Top
    • 9. Working Man by Rush
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 4. 2112 Overture by Rush
    • 3. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

    Some of these aren't exactly 70's but they are one or two years off.
    By: ZepHead
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Aerosmith are a great band, but they are nothing compared to Zeppelin.
    • 9. Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes
      Awesome intro tone...good vocals too.
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Clapton is God.
    • 7. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      I think this should be the Vancouver Canuck's ppening song... this or Kashmir.
    • 6. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the greatest guitar solos ever, probably second only to 'Stairway'.
    • 4. Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley & The Wailers
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I think I've listened to it too much because people tell me I sing it in my sleep.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      When I listen to it, I become entranced......that got me in trouble at school once, I was listening to it and my teacher was trying to ask me a question. I totally tuned her out and she sent me to the office.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Just look at how many people have put it on their list as number 1!

    By: James
    • 10. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      The first Zeppelin song I ever heard... after that I was hooked.
    • 9. Hot Dog by Led Zeppelin
      I hated this song at first, but it really grows on you.
    • 8. Friends/Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Great song off their best album.
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
      Strange why they never put this on an original album.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      What more is there to be said?
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      The BEST AC/DC song ever.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Zep are amazing.

    Zeppelin rules.

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