Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Joe
    • 10. Since You've Been Gone by Rainbow
      Hard to find harmonious singing like that in contemporary bands, scratch HIM of course.
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Oh the memories!
    • 8. Now I'm Here by Queen
      Had to fit them in somewhere! 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was alright, but nothing compared to this funky little riff.
    • 7. Swamp Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Back to the Skynyrds with a quality and complex tune that makes you want to chew straw.
    • 6. Dreams by Molly Hatchett
      This is what black music should sound like. Forget R&B and Hip Hop, long live the guitar!
    • 5. Highway Song by Blackfoot
      Another incendiary guitar-driven tune from the native Americans.
    • 4. Devil In The Bottle by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Such fantastic use of an acoustic guitar.
    • 3. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      True truckin' music!
    • 2. Comin' Home by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Again a beautiful mix of guitar, bass, drums and piano from Skynyrd.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The greatest song in the world, by the greatest band.

    REALLY wanted to put 'Sweet Home Alabama' in here, but some Skynyrd songs were so much better yet not as widely known, and sorry Peter Frampton, I only had ten spaces. ^^
    By: Floris Weidezon
    • 10. Rocks Off by Rolling Stones
      Although not even a single, it truly is one of their greatest songs ever!
    • 9. Fantastic Voyage by David Bowie
      This song is a real classic!
    • 8. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      The last really great Dylan song!
    • 7. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
      One of the great Stones songs (just a little bit better than songs like Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar and Fool to cry that I couldn't put on this list). Has a nice, warm country feel!
    • 6. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
      Just the greatest country song ever!
    • 5. Tom Traubert's Blues by Tom Waits
      This is the song he was MADE for, just the ultimate Whiskey song!
    • 4. Changes by David Bowie
      Should have been in the Top 3, but there was no room left there!
    • 3. Sound & Vision by David Bowie
      Unlike any song ever made, just an incredible song!
    • 2. Angie by Rolling Stones
      The Stones make their best ballad (even better than the more acoustic Wild Horses)
    • 1. Heroes by David Bowie
      This is absolutely the best Bowie song ever, maybe even the best SONG ever!

    I know I've put a lot of the Rolling Stones and Bowie on this list, but they just were the kings of the seventies!
    By: Barb W.
    • 10. Car Wash by Rose Royce
      The intro is brilliant, the bass line hypnotic, and one of the greatest songs to hear at a sporting event.
    • 9. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning by Thelma Houston
      I love this song. Period. Listen to the extended version!
    • 8. Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
      My favorite glam band and one of the best rock songs ever! They were Kiss before Kiss! The drums, the guitar, and Steve Priest on bass...FAB!
    • 7. I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) by Alicia Bridges
      The classic disco song, and one of the most brilliant dance songs ever made.
    • 6. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      A simple song, but so recognizable and brilliant.
    • 5. Goodbye To Love by Carpenters
      Anything by The Carpenters and ABBA is top ten, but the guitar in this song is superb and the lyrics are so true.
    • 4. Livin' After Midnite by Judas Priest
      The song that made me take up the drums! What a bombastic blast of rock, and still the best anthem song of the 70's.
    • 3. Mamma Mia by ABBA
      A monster song, great production, and who can forget the famous video?
    • 2. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer
      What a great drum beat, and such a fun song to sing....
    • 1. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      Best song of all time, still a floor filler, and the song I still listen to at least once a day! THE best! Diggin' on ABBA!

    I love it all! Everything from ABBA and The Carpenters, to Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest. The 70's music makes me remember the great times. Music today is just plain disgusting compared to this fabulous decade!
    By: L H-P
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      I prefer Brian Johnson, but this is an awsome song.
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Nobody's Fault But Mine by Led Zeppelin
      What a cool intro.
    • 5. Let It Be by The Beatles
      I'd have more Beatles on the list but all their other albums were in the 60's.
    • 4. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
      Second best album next to 'Zeppelin 4'.
    • 3. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      The rest of the 'In Through The Out Door' album isn't great.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      It doesn't get much better than this.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I have seven different versions on my Ipod.

    By: Sean Michael
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song holds special meaning to me, because it was the song my parents first danced to. Not only is it a beautifully written song, but it is quite profound, and the musical quality is amazing. This song is a classic that should be on everyone's lists.
    • 9. Nobody Home by Pink Floyd
      Another song from The Wall, this song once again truly exemplifies a man who is trapped within himself and is now incapable of grasping anything that he reaches out for.
    • 8. Childhood's End by Pink Floyd
      This was the most beautiful song ever written by David, and it's lyrical quality rivals that of Time. The song is brilliantly composed, and the lyrics themselves are so true that it's touching. They apply to everyone.
    • 7. Pigs On The Wing (Parts 1 And 2) by Pink Floyd
      While these songs are short, even when combined (2 minutes and 50 seconds total), they are so touching and simple that one can't help but fall instantly in love with them, and really feel empathy with the character who spoke them.
    • 6. Mother by Pink Floyd
      This song and any song on 'The Wall' just ooze emotion, and they really exemplify a man trapped within himself, which I'm sure all of us have felt at one point or another. It helps me understand what some of my problems are, which in turn helps me conquer them.
    • 5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      This song is a beautifuly symphonic piece that includes some of the most meaningful lyrics ever written. Always remember to shine on, you crazy diamond.
    • 4. Fearless by Pink Floyd
      This song is an amazing piece of work, the lyrics are beautifully written, and it really is an inspirational song to us all. Climb that hill in your own way.
    • 3. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      'Hey You' is an amazing song. It really exemplifies the struggle from within of a person who is reaching out for salvation but is finding nothing, for he has already squandered the things that could save him. The guitar work almost bleeds emotion, much like the character in the song.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      This song has probably the second best lyrics ever written. Not only that, but it is the anthem for anyone who has ever lost a friend, love, or family member. It is incredibly profound, and it has the capability of jerking tears from you if you are caught off guard. The guitar work fits perfectly with this song, which really enhances its emotional effect.
    • 1. Time by Pink Floyd
      This song has the greatest lyrics ever written, in my opinion. They are the living embodiment of poetry, and they speak a truth that is so profound. Not to mention the music is just incredible.

    It's obvious that I'm a huge Pink Floyd fan, but this does not by any means limit me in other music. I love Pink Floyd because they speak to me, and if you listen hard enough, they will speak to you too.
    By: Rinora
    • 10. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
      Wow and wow!
    • 9. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
      No words for this song.
    • 8. Tangerine by Led Zeppelin
      Very, very, very, very great song... I think!
    • 7. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      I love this song!
    • 6. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
      It's me and my best friend's song. I cry when I listen to this song.
    • 5. Ball And Chain by Janis Joplin
      I love this song.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      No words to describe this song.
    • 3. A Horse With No Name by America
      Like 'Ventura Highway'.
    • 2. Ventura Highway by America
      Real music for a trip coast to coast.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The best!

    By: Beanie
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      This is known as the great "Fishbowl Song".
    • 9. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      Very fun song!
    • 8. Moving In Stereo by The Cars
      This is one awesome and very different song!!!
    • 7. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      My favorite song off The Wall.
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One awesome song!
    • 5. A Day In The Life by The Beatles
      Another great song!
    • 4. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Great song!
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Another one of my all-time favorite songs!!!!!
    • 2. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
      An absolutely beautiful song by my favorite band.
    • 1. Squeeze Box by The Who
      My favorite band ever and this was the song that made me a fan!!!

    By: Bryan Scott
    • 10. Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
      No. 1 song of 1978 Billboard.
    • 9. Garden Party by Ricky Nelson
      After Ozzie and Harriet...
    • 8. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo by Lobo
      What more can I say?
    • 7. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
      Great to rollerskate to. What more could you do in the 70's?
    • 6. The Morning After by Maureen McGovern
      What we needed after Watergate.
    • 5. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      Anyone got a dubbie?
    • 4. One Tin Soldier by Coven
      Billy Jack-Movie of the times.
    • 3. Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
      War song... good for the times.
    • 2. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
      Is there any better song that says '1970s'?!
    • 1. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
      The song that just won't quit.

    By: benny thompson
    • 10. Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane
    • 9. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 8. Man On The Sliver Mountain by Dio
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 6. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. 2112 Overture by Rush
    • 1. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent

    I could listen to these songs forever, and they would never get old.
    By: Senor Buckwheat
    • 10. Bridge Of Sighs by Robin Trower
    • 9. Head East by Never Been Any Reason
    • 8. Everything I Own by Bread
    • 7. Without You by Nilsson
    • 6. Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Children Of The Sun by Billy Thorpe
    • 4. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 3. One Of These Days by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Mother by John Lennon
    • 1. Cortez The Killer by Neil Young

    No particular order.

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