Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Arkai
    • 10. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
    • 9. Don't Be Cruel by Billy Swan
    • 8. Fox On The Run by Sweet
    • 7. Follow You, Follow Me by Genesis
    • 6. Stilleto Heels by Sailor
    • 5. Whiskey In The Jar by Thin Lizzy
    • 4. Metal Guru by T.Rex
    • 3. To The Strand by Roxy Music
    • 2. Denis by Blondie
    • 1. Hello by New York Groove

    By: Dave
    • 10. Magic Man by Heart
      Possibly the most erotic rock song every written. If you don't come away totally wanting Nancy (even before you see the cover) you should look into Viagra.
    • 9. We Are The Champions by Queen
      A rock opera with openly and blatantly gay front man in a time when it wasn't 'cool' to be gay. So unique and powerful that it's probably in the top 10 rock songs of all time and in terms of creativity, maybe #1 even ahead of Mr. Jimmy...
    • 8. There Goes Another Love Song by The Outlaws
      I never get tired of this song, which frightens me since I generally hate country music and this song is about the 'twangiest' rock song ever made - in fact that's what makes it so darn cool.
    • 7. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      If you haven't listened to this one in a while, try it again and see if you don't come away realizing that Lindsey Buckingham was one of the most underrated guitarists/songwriters of the decade - always going smarter than faster, this group practically invented 'Pop' music (which wasn't a bad thing in the begining...)
    • 6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Moody Blues-ish sound modified by heavy(er) dose of LSD. Not as fun as Godzilla, but amazing demonstration that sometimes 'less is more'.
    • 5. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      Who knew the violin could be so cool? A classic from the decade where every great 'artist' earned the title and had their own 'sound' in contrast to today where most 'performers' don't (but many do even if they redefine what being a 'musician' means, i.e. Linkin Park making music from sound clips and screaming in key - really cool stuff, but I digress...)
    • 4. Dancing In The Moonlight by King Harvest
      With its awesome keyboard counterpoint from a toy sounding electic piano (Wurlitzer?), this song reminds me of VH's "Dancing The Night Away" and was probably kicking around somewhere in Eddie's mind when he wrote it. A total 70's classic with 70's earthy-crunchy overtones. A definite groovy "Super Natural Delight".
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Second catchiest song ever written. Simple song made truly great by the master of the rambling piano, Mr. Billy Powell. Guitars always get all the credit, but without Mr. Bill, Skynyrd just wouldn't be Skynyrd - he was at least 50% of what made them sound so unique.
    • 2. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      *THE* catchiest song ever written - if you haven't heard it you are probably deaf - best listened to after consuming moderate to large quantities of hard liquor, preferably Jack Daniels.
    • 1. Green Grass And High Tides by Outlaws
      Jam of the decade - most people can't keep an interesting conversation going as this song which wouldn't be complete minus a single note, and it would take you a decade to map out every one played in the guitar solos.

    Honarable Mention: Radar Love - Golden Earing, Layla - Eric Clapton, Ballroom Blitz - Sweet, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies.
    By: Pedro Costa
    • 10. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
    • 9. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Y.M.C.A. by The Village People
    • 6. Mull Of Kintyre by The Wings
    • 5. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 4. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    Can u make a better and so different top ten? I included a bit of everything that was done in this decade!
    By: Rithvik Parokkaran
    • 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
      Amazing singing by Mercury.
    • 9. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent drumming by Bonham.
    • 8. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Nice tune, nice singing.
    • 7. My Generation by The Who
      Not the best, but still good.
    • 6. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives by Pink Floyd
      Good special effects.
    • 5. Pinball Wizard by The Who
      The best Who song.
    • 4. Stormbringer by Deep Purple
      If I had to choose one 'Purple' song, I would choose this one.
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Another Zeppelin classic.
    • 2. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Great rhythm, great song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Come on, man, how can you disagree that this is the greatest rock song of all time?

    We all have to admit Led Zeppelin are the greatest rock band of all time.
    By: Cody Chapman
    • 10. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      Truly great!
    • 9. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Truly great!
    • 6. Big Balls by AC/DC
      I've got them.
    • 5. T.N.T by AC/DC
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Everyone knows it.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I know it's great and so do you.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Freddie Mercury... all I have to say.
    • 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      The best rock song ever!!!!

    Top Ten Bands: 1)AC/DC 2)Queen 3)Judas Priest 4)Black Sabbath 5)Ozzy Osbourne 6)Metallica 7)Guns and Roses 8)Kiss 9)Twisted Sister 10)Led Zeppelin
    By: Kraig Davies
    • 10. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
      Number one during the queen's royal jubilee! This is what all bands today wish they could achieve.
    • 9. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
      Fantastic, good old rock 'n roll, needs to be heard over and over again.
    • 8. Cortez The Killer by Neil Young
      From an excellant album (Zuma), this says it all.
    • 7. Queen B!tch by David Bowie
      Great electric and amazing lyrics (bibidy bobidy hat!)
    • 6. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
      This band was brilliant and capable of such diverse and catchy classics.
    • 5. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
      So good that all the big names want to do it.
    • 4. Wish You Where Here by Pink Floyd
      Tremendous mix of acoustic and powerful lryics.
    • 3. Telegramme Sam by T-Rex
      Marc's boogy/rock influences bands even today.
    • 2. Space Oddity by David Bowie
      A classic and timeless piece from the thin white dude.
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      This is the real stuff and sums up that they were, and always will be the pioneers of Heavy Rock.

    I could go on and on, as the late 60's and 70's were the benchmark. If I hear another hopeless copy or rap song I will jaunt back in my Tardis for good.
    By: Therover
    • 10. Beast Of Burden by Rolling Stones
      Play this for the lady.
    • 9. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love by Van Halen
      Hello Eddie Van Halen!
    • 8. Time by Pink Floyd
      As usual, Pink Floyd delivers lyrically and instrumentally.
    • 7. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      The Who's best song, in my opinion.
    • 6. Since I've Been Lovin' You by Led Zeppelin
      If you haven't heard this, buy it, download it, steal it, just listen to it at least 3 times in a row.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Just when you think it can't get any better, it hits 6th gear.
    • 4. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      This song blows me away every time.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Everyone loves this song, though it's not really like any other Zep song.
    • 2. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      This epic defined Black Sabbath, who were the influence for EVERY rock band that followed.
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      One of the most famous riffs of all time, with clutch Plant lyrics.

    Yes, there's a lot of Led Zeppelin. What can I say? I was born in 1987 so I'm not quite the expert on the 70's, but these are just some of my favorites.
    By: Petey
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A great compilation here that has to be recognized.
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      A classic.
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Every song on this album is great.
    • 7. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
      A great catching beat.
    • 6. 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago
      Such an underrated band, but such recognizable talent.
    • 5. Layla by Derek And The Dominos
      A fun song to listen to with Clapton's great voice.
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
      These guys have so many good songs.
    • 3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      Brilliant artist.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song, great solo.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      We all know it's the best.

    By: Elaqua Butler
    • 10. For Your Life by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Lookin' For A Kiss by New York Dolls
    • 8. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
    • 7. Dr. Love by KISS
    • 6. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart
    • 5. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
    • 4. Layla by Derek And The Dominos
    • 3. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Night Fever by The Bee Gees
    • 1. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

    By: Ian Kearns
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      Probably has more meaning today lyrically then when released.
    • 9. Your Song by Elton John
      One of the greatest ballads ever.
    • 8. Bat Out Of Hell by MEATLOAF
      A classic.
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
      Late night party anthem.
    • 6. Living In The 70's by Skyhooks
      Defines this whole list.
    • 5. Seasons Of Change by Blackfeather
      Classic early 70's Aussie rock.
    • 4. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac
      I love Stevie Nicks.
    • 3. Evie 1,11 &111 by Stevie Wright
      Absolute classic track.
    • 2. Living Loving Maid by Led Zeppelin
      Or almost any other Led Zeppelin song.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Changed the face of popular music.


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