Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Andrew
    • 10. Good Morning Judge by 10cc
    • 9. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
    • 8. Sunspot Baby by Bob Seger
    • 7. Stealin' by Uriah Heep
    • 6. Victim Of Love by Eagles
    • 5. Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Fool For The City by Foghat
    • 3. Takin' Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • 2. Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Paper Back Writer by Beatles

    I think blues-oriented rock is the most wonderful thing to put in your ears.
    By: Heiko Tit
    • 10. Genesis by Carpet crawlers
      Genesis must be mentioned, as one of the greatest bands of the 70's. At least, in the Gabriel-era...
    • 9. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      17 and half minutes of listening pleasure.
    • 8. July Morning by Uriah Heep
      Good lyrics, beautiful music. Love it how Uriah Heep could combine hard rock with symphonics.
    • 7. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Another well-known classic, can't leave out this one.
    • 6. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Again Pink Floyd, best lyrics ever.
    • 5. No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
      Only non-rock song in the list, very good to chill out on.
    • 4. Catch The Rainbow by Rainbow
      Rather unknown, but thrilling...
    • 3. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      The greastest band of all time. This is their best song together with 'High Hopes' from "The Division Bell".
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Very often heard, but still not boring. A classic from the highest class.
    • 1. A Million Miles Away by Rory Gallagher
      By far the best song ever made. Heavenly good guitar played by probably the best guitarist the world has ever known.

    By: Jake C
    • 10. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 8. Double Vision by Foreigner
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 6. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 4. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 2. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: CCG
    • 10. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 9. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC
    • 8. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 6. Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 5. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Mason O.
    • 10. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by The Looking Glass
      Heck yes.
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      I'll pull over and take the T-Tops off my Z in the dead of winter if this song comes on. It's one of those songs you want everyone else at the stoplight to listen to as well.
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      We can be like they are. This song scares me.
    • 6. Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash
      One day, I'll have my own sailboat.
    • 5. Bad Company by Bad Company
      My theme song. (See number 3)
    • 4. My Maria by B.W. Stevenson
      I don't like country, but I do LOVE this song. This guy was a Nascar driver too, or something...
    • 3. Whipping Post by Allman Brothers Band
      I remember my dad listening to this song when I was really young. It stuck with me all these years.
    • 2. Night Moves by Bob Seger
      This is the song that got me first hooked on music from this era.
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      I'm glad he dodged the draft, because this song is amazing.

    The first two were easy to figure out. The rest however... I couldn't put up any Eagles, or CCR. And I only got 1 Allman Brothers song up. I think the Grass Roots were to early for this survey, otherwise they'd be all over it.
    By: Aaron
    • 10. Space Oddity by David Bowie
      Way too many drugs in his life...classic none the less.
    • 9. For Crying Out Loud by Meat Loaf
      My most obscure song...but also most powerful and beautiful love song...listen to the song change direction half-way through. It goes from soft and pure to over the top passion.
    • 8. Your Song by Elton John
      Beautiful classic by Bernard John Taupin, released in the summer of '70.
    • 7. All By Myself by Eric Carmen
      The guy with the voice of a Broadway singer came up with a powerful ballad.
    • 6. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by The Bee Gees
      So many songs to choose from the Brothers Gibb, but this one may take the cake.
    • 5. When I Need You by Leo Sayer
      Best "who is that" one knows him but everyone knows his songs. #1 on Billboard on my girlfriend's b-day in May of 1977 :)
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Best pick-me-up song in the morning.
    • 3. If by Bread
      David Gates...most incredible song writer of romantic music.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Greatest vocalist of all time in rock music...some of their best songs have never been heard by most people.
    • 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Best singer (Garfunkel) and songwriter (Simon)... maybe ever.

    Originally released on the album 'Days of Future Passed' in 1968, "Nights In White Satin" made it to the #2 position on the charts in 1972....but I still associate it with the sixties and Vietnam. I could have put about 100 more. Hope you enjoy my picks!
    By: Brett
    • 10. Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
    • 9. God Gave Me Everything I Want by The Rolling Stones
    • 8. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 7. Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman
    • 6. Just What I Needed by The Cars
    • 5. Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Art McKee
    • 10. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    • 9. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart
      One of those songs that makes me reminisce about my younger days...
    • 8. Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart
    • 7. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
    • 6. Sky High by Jigsaw
      A great "one hit wonder".
    • 5. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      Another "reminiscing" song that usually gives me chills.
    • 4. Baby Come Back by Player
      A simple song, but it gets me in the gut every time I hear it.
    • 3. I Can't Tell You Why by Eagles
      I love "Hotel California" too, but this is my favorite Eagles song.
    • 2. How Much I Feel by Ambrosia
      I literally flipped a coin to decide #1 & #2.
    • 1. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long by Chicago
      This one scores the highest on the "chills" scale.

    There's way too many great songs to narrow it down to 10. Here are my runner-ups: Carry On Wayward Son/Kansas; Stairway To Heaven/Led Zeppelin; Scenes From An Italian Restaurant/Billy Joel; Blinded By The Light/Manfred Mann's Earth Band; T.S.O.P./M.F.S.B.; One Night In Bangkok/Murray Head; Whenever I call You Friend/Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks; Band On The Run/Paul McCartney & Wings; No Sugar Tonight/The Guess Who; Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen; Afternoon Delight/Starland Vocal Band; Nights In White Satin/Moody Blues; What A Fool Believes and China Grove/ Doobie Brothers; Fantasy/Earth, Wind & Fire. I'm sure I'll think of some I forgot, but that's most of my favorites.
    By: Fair Warning
    • 10. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
      Truly great intro.
    • 9. Fox On The Run by Sweet
    • 8. Only You Can Rock Me by UFO
    • 7. The Seeker by The Who
    • 6. Killer Queen by Queen
    • 5. Black Betty by Ram Jam
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 3. Woman From Tokyo by Deep Purple
    • 2. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Gotta love 70's AOR!!!!

    Verrrryy hard to narrow this to 10. Some that got left off: Do You Feel Like We Do-Frampton, We're An American Band-Grand Funk, Burning Sky-Bad Company, Boys Are Back in Town-Thin Lizzy, Head Games-Foreigner, School's Out-Alice Cooper, Jamie's Cryin'-Van Halen, Go All The Way-Raspberries.
    By: Jimmy Page
    • 10. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. I'm Gonna Crawl by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Ozone Baby by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. In The Evening by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Nobody's Fault But Mine by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

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