Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Chris
    • 10. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
      Personally I don't like punk, and although I think this song is ok, it ain't my thing. But I've put it in because what it did was help bring to popularity a whole genre, something that must be an amazing achievement.
    • 9. Roundabout by Yes
      Great bassline, great guitar intro and fantastic keyboard solo, very very early 70s, I really don't know why this isn't higher up.
    • 8. Time by Pink Floyd
      The genius of Pink Floyd at its height on one of the greatest albums of all time, soaring guitar and brilliant lyrics, wonderful.
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Never been the biggest fan of the Eagles, but this song alone earns my respect in a big way.
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Roger Waters said, this is a great song when something is wrong and you don't quite know what. From the masterwork the Wall, Comfortably Numb is beasutiful and Sinister at the same time, and it works, bloody well!!
    • 5. Close To The Edge by Yes
      Progressive Rock dominated the early 70s and who better at it in its purest form than Yes? The Classic lineup at its finest, this song sums up the talent of this fine band.
    • 4. Highway Star (live From Made In Japan) by Deep Purple
      I feel that this is in fact a stronger song than the obvious Purple choice, Smoke on the Water, and played live it makes you hair stand on the back of your neck stand on end.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I defy uou to find me someone who has not at some point sung along to this tune. 3 songs in one, it is both a great ballad and a rocker in one.
    • 2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-9) by Pink Floyd
      Although by far not the biggest receiver of radio play, this is THE band of the 70s best piece, a beautiful song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Do I need to say anything?

    The 70s was the best decade for music, no question. It's a shame there aren't more slots, and in many ways you can't rank some of these songs, their far too complex and indeed far too good to say one is better than the other.
    By: Emilio
    • 10. Breacking The Law by Judas Priest
    • 9. Anarchy In The Uk by The Sex Pistols
    • 8. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Brandon (Note: could not choose an exact order)
    • 10. Carolina On My Mind by James Taylor
      Another great James Taylor song
    • 9. Levon by Elton John
      Greatest song ever, extreamly touching (yes even a guy can cry sometimes)
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great long song
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest start to a song ever
    • 6. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
      Good Upbeat song
    • 5. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
      Great song, his best
    • 4. London Calling by The Clash
      Great start to punk
    • 3. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      I like this one only a little bit more than Dream on
    • 2. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
      What can I say, James Taylor is a genius.
    • 1. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) by Jim Croce
      A great song, classic 70's.

    By: Mike
    • 10. Penny Lane by Beatles
    • 9. Let it be by Beatles
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 7. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
    • 4. Layla by Eric Clapton
    • 3. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    • 2. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 1. Desperado by Eagles

    By: Sara
    • 10. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas
      How can you forget those guitar riffs?
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A bit redundant at times, but still an enduring classic.
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A very consistent classic from an equally consistent band. Brilliance.
    • 7. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      The best Kansas song, just ahead of COMWS in their library. A true classic.
    • 6. Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      "I gotta fever and the only prescription is more cowbell!"
    • 5. We Are The Champions by Queen
      Still played in stadiums over 25 years after its release.
    • 4. Me And Bobby Mcgee by Janis Joplin
      Her only number one hit, and one of the most enduring favourites of all time.
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
      A song that moved a generation. Brilliant through and through.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zep's best - they were at the top of their game with this one.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      You can't argue with the Guinness Book of Record's number one song of all time. Mercury's magnum opus. Brilliant.

    By: Hunter
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 9. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
      Unquestionably the greatest percussion performance of all time. John Bonham was truly a god on the drums.
    • 8. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 7. Moondance by Van Morrison
    • 6. Village Ghetto Land by Stevie Wonder
      Most meaningful piece Mr. Wonder had to offer on one of the greatest albums ever released.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Most interesting and intriguing band of their time. Vocal gods.
    • 4. Layla by Derek And The Dominos
      Eric Clapton at his best.
    • 3. Dancing In The Moonlight by King Harvest
      Possibly the best piano intro and overall incorporation into a rock song.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      A very moving piece...a song for the ages.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Nothing needs to be said.

    By: Alistar
    • 10. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      soo catchy
    • 9. Get It On (bang A Gong) by T - rex
      its a shame he died
    • 8. Live And Let Die by Paul Mcartney
    • 7. Life On Mars by David Bowie
      everything david does is gold
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      gota love it
    • 5. Jealous Guy by John Lennon
      i love this guy i love all the beatles
    • 4. Trampled Underfoot by Led Zeppelin
      fantastic jimmy page = legend
    • 3. Nobody's Fault But Mine by Led Zeppelin
      great song love all led zep
    • 2. Angie by Rolling Stones
      love rolling stones wish i was around when they were at their peek
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      awsome great guitar riff and harmony

    i love the seventies pity i couldnt be there born in 1990 i grew up with terrible pop britney thanks to jack white and jet rock is climbing back
    By: Grant
    • 10. Breathe by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Can't You See by The Marshall Tucker Band
    • 7. It's A Long Way To The Top(if U Wanna Rock N Roll) by AC/DC
    • 6. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. I Am The Walrus by The Beatles
    • 4. Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
    • 3. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 2. Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. A Day In The Life by The Beatles

    By: Al Cunningham
    • 10. Because We've Ended As Lovers by Jeff Beck
      This is why the Guitar Gods almost unanimously list Jeff Beck as their favorite player.
    • 9. Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
      Live cuts are great. Takes something called talent, without studio gimmicks. Not everyone can do it.
    • 8. Northeast Texas Women by Willis Alan Ramsey
      The sleeper of the list. Never heard of it? Just one of many unbelievable songs by an obscure kid. Everyone in the business knows about him and Clapton is a big fan.
    • 7. You've Got A Friend by James Taylor
      Good friend Carole King wrote this monster but Taylor's delivery is impeccable as always.
    • 6. Lay Down Sally by Eric Clapton
      Clapton went down to Tulsa and hired (stole) all of Leon Russell's guys and this is the result. Best players Eric ever had.
    • 5. Statesboro Blues by The Allman Brothers Band
      Super live cut. Still not a living soul that could touch Duane on the slide guitar.
    • 4. Roxanne by The Police
      So different at the time. A breath of fresh air after years of boring guitar jams and mediocrity.
    • 3. Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain by Willie Nelson
      Willie's best, pure and extremely simple. Simplicity can say so much sometimes.
    • 2. My Maria by B.W. Stevenson
      Such a soulful voice and a nice guy. Too bad he's gone. Brooks and Dunn really butcher it.
    • 1. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Just way too powerful. All of that from four guys.

    A lot of the 70's music was kinda lame but then again how could anything follow the '60's and that innovation and creativity? Plus the Beatles were gone. Drugs also caught up with a lot of great bands and stars in the 70's.
    By: Mic
    • 10. High Voltage Rock N Roll by AC/DC
    • 9. I Dont Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 8. Some Kind Of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Janie's Got A Gun by Aerosmith
    • 4. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 3. Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Love In An Elevator by Aerosmith

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