Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: M.I
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 9. Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix
    • 8. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Andrew
    • 10. Take It Easy by The Eagles
    • 9. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 8. Desperado by The Eagles
    • 7. Take The Money And Run by Steve Miller Band
    • 6. Here For A Good Time by Trooper
    • 5. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Wanna make love?
    • 4. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      .... a southern man don't need him around anyhow...
    • 3. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Ooooh! That red, white and blue!!!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song in the world.
    • 1. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      You just can't beat it, people!!!

    By: Marina
    • 10. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by Three Dog Night
    • 9. Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Dianna Ross
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 7. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 6. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
    • 5. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
    • 4. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 2. American Woman by The Guess Who
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean

    By: LOX
    • 10. Glad/Freedom Rider by Traffic
      Steve Winwood's voice is second only to Morrison's from the 60/70's-These 2 songs epitomize great keyboard-based rock that is jazz-tinged.
    • 9. Ring Of Hands by Argent
      The best (under-appreciated) progressive band of the 60's/70's, much more than "Hold Your Head Up" - their first 2 albums are classics! Now available on CD.
    • 8. Roundabout by YES
      A god-given album w/Wakeman on keyboards and sheer power/musical brilliance, this song defines this brilliant classical/jazz/rock group.
    • 7. Us & Them by Pink Floyd
      Of the greatest selling albums of all-time, this song in particular captures the spaciness, quiet and thunder of this groundbreaking band-Alan Parsons' production is the best all time!
    • 6. Homeward Through The Haze by David Crosby & Graham Nash
      This Crosby-written tune is simply great-CPR, his new band, kicks this one to the max live. Try to see them someday.
    • 5. Angel by Jimi Hendrix
      Hendrix's vocal and brilliance on guitar soars on this spacey, ethereal song.
    • 4. Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad by Derek & The Dominos (Live)
      This band had everything to be the greatest of all time, but the drugs got 'em in the end. Gordon's brilliant drumming, Radle cooks endlessly, Whitlock's keys wail and Clapton at his peak before crashing.
    • 3. Where Am I Going by Gino Vannelli
      The genius of all genius producer, arranger, vocalists, composer-Gino's "Storm At Sunup" is a MUST to own - the absolute best of jazz/rock fusion, with great production/players. The man is a genius! Much more than "I Just Wanna Stop" (which his younger brother wrote).
    • 2. Edith & The Kingpin by Joni Mitchell
      Joni's transition to jazz was perfect. This song epitomizes perfectly the marriage of lyrics and slow Brazilian feel for me. She is the BEST songwriter of all time. Period. (Sorry, John/Paul, Keith/Mick, Elton, etc...)
    • 1. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
      In interviews McCartney has said that this is his favorite song. It happens to be mine, too. From his first solo album (circa 1970), recorded 4 tracks no less!

    There were SO MANY great acts/songs from the 70's: AWB, Tower Of Power-"What Is Hip", Earth Wind & Fire-"That's The Way Of The World", James Taylor, Genesis, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, Dylan, Doors, Santana...Maybe a TOP 100 list next time around.
    By: ryan
    • 10. Tuesdays Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
    • 8. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
    • 7. The End by The Doors
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Brain Damage & Eclipse by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 2. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Of course....

    By: Minh Duc
    • 10. Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles

    By: Luca
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Just couldn't decide! Beautiful songs!
    • 9. Baba O'Riley by Who
      A classic, nothing else to say!
    • 8. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 7. Guiding Light by Television
      Television are really the Velvet Underground of the 70s!
    • 6. Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan
      Best song from Dylan's masterpiece BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.
    • 5. Virginia Plain by Roxy Music
      The debut song of the greatest band of the 70's...futuristic, simple, strange...EVERYTHING...Eno and Ferry rule!
    • 4. Thirteen by Big Star
      The greatest song about teenage angst.
    • 3. Caroline Says II by Lou Reed
      The most depressing song of all time (with Holocaust by Big Star)!
    • 2. Life On Mars by David Bowie
    • 1. Antarctica Starts Here by John Cale
      Great song! Probably Cale's best effort...melancholic lyrics, sad melody...beautiful!

    Too many songs!
    By: Justin
    • 10. Shooting Star by Bad Company
      Love this song. I like how it tells a story with good meaning but in the form of a song.
    • 9. Fat Bottom Girls by Queen
      A funny but great classic song.
    • 8. Peace Of Mind by Boston
      Great meaning behind the lyrics.
    • 7. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      One of my favorite songs from Aerosmith, next to 'Dream On'.
    • 6. Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
      The best Stone's song.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A classic to never be forgotten.
    • 4. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      One of the greatest songs ever.
    • 3. Slow Ride by Foghat
      A great rockin' classic.
    • 2. Take It To The Limit by The Eagles
      One of their best songs.
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Never gets old.

    It was so hard to choose only ten songs. There are so many I had to leave out but these are the ones I finally chose.
    By: Rock Music
    • 10. Redemption Song by Bob Marley
    • 9. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Peace Of Mind by Boston
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Baba O' Riley by The Who
    • 2. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Boring Old Fart
    • 10. Toenail Draggin' by Streetwalkers
    • 9. My God by Jethro Tull
    • 8. Messin' With The Kid by Rory Gallagher
    • 7. Swampsnake by Sensational Alex Harvey Band
    • 6. Small Change by Tom Waits
    • 5. Black Cow by Steely Dan
    • 4. La Rossa by Van Der Graff Generator
    • 3. In All Of My Dreams You Rescue Me by Wishbone Ash
    • 2. Burlesque by Family
    • 1. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull

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