Greatest Songs of the 70s

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The Top Ten

1
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Abba (at least in the United States) was one of the most underrated groups ever. The amazing vocal talent of the 2 girls as well as the nearly unrivaled production quality is extremely difficult to match. To this day, ABBA remains one of the all time most successful pop bands, behind Elvis and The Beatles. I can't think of too many bands from the 60s or 70s that are still popular 30 years after they broke up!
Not even kidding, this group brought many beautifully written songs to the table, but Dancing Queen will ALWAYS be my favorite song. The seventies was great for music, and it's a close call, but Dancing Queen takes the cake.
One of the greatest songs ever been written and perfomed - Brave, Beautiful, Eternal!
[Newest]LOVE this song, even in the 2000s

2Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
I really can't belive that led zeppelin is not no. 1 on any list

mateipal

The first song I started to learn on guitar.

thomasnirvanastroud

I'ts a lot better than dancing queen and all the other songs that have a higher spot on this and I don't think this should be number 4 it's least it could be in is 2!
[Newest]Great lyrics Great Beat. Led Zeppelin is truly the greatest and this is their greatest work

3Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
ABBA! What is the world coming to! In the top ten list for greatest songs ever, this song is #1 (rightfully so) so I ask you this: how is it that Dancing Queen is better on this list? Bohemian Rhapsody is truly a masterpiece and we should say a great 'thank you' to Freddie Mercury.
Odd how this was voted best song of all time but only 5th in the 70's
The greateast song ever written. Full stop.
[Newest]Why would this not be number 1 if it's number 1 on the greatest songs of all time...

4Barracuda - Heart

5Crazy On You - Heart
Roger and Nancy at their Guitar best. A blend of electric and acoustic that stands the test of time. These two were as explosive as the cosmic Big Bang.. Somehow the sum is much greater than the sum of the parts. Like chocolate and peanut butter, Roger and Nancy create something incredible delicious to the ear and other senses. It's shame that they weren't able to remain the partners in music they once were. Maybe someday they both will realize what an impact they "together" had on music.
Love this song so much n will forever

6Imagine - John Lennon
How is Imagine not number 1?! ABBA is terrible and they shouldn't even be in the top ten. Imagine is the greatest. The end. John Lennon will always be the best.
Come on This is what the 70s was all about. This whole song summarizes the world back in the 60s, and 70s.
Imagine is one of the greatest songs of all time. And in no. 6?! What a joke.

7Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Both albums are classics
Just brilliant, from Longing for Syd Barrett to 9/11 to the Japanese sunami - absolutely timeless

8Layla - Derek & The Dominos
The best riff that Clapton & Allman ever put to tape.

Toraqi

It is best songs 70'
I love this song!

9Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

10Iron Man - Black Sabbath
I AM IRON MAN
dun duhn dundun dun, dun nu dun nu dun nu ne ne ney
(if you heard the iron man riff, then you are awesome)

HighSkoolArtist

It was between this and Bohemian Rhapsody, although they are all great songs.

michaelhughes

I don't see a movie about barracuda

Samfisherofwoe

[Newest]This song is badass along with Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple

The Contenders

11Surrender - Cheap Trick

12Dream On - Aerosmith

13Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
This is a great song, the beegees are from straya!
I love the bee gees the songs have great lift and meaningšŸ˜‰
I think that's the best song 70

14Hotel California - Eagles
If you have'nt heard this song, you haven't lived
Top ten for sure are you kidding? 21?

15When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
One of the BEST rock songs of the 70's. This song is simply mesmerising

16London Calling - The Clash

17Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Most impessive and greatest song my lynyrd skynyrd I know. Very great and has a very meaningful story to it and I believe this should be at least in the top 20 by far. There should be almost doubt against that.
Free bird by skynyrd is the best ever

18We Will Rock You - Queen
This was one of my favorite songs. I don't understand why its not at least on top 10 I think this song is a song that we can call: One of the very best.

19Highway To Hell - AC/DC
This Should Be In The Top 10
C'mon These Guys Rock

rocker1796

These song appeared in 79
It canceled all the efforts in 70s
Amazingly Amazing!

shatti

Best song at the road
Best song at the morning
Best song at the night
Best at afternoon,
While you eat
While you walk, run, juggle, die, born
Take a shower
The best song of all time
Moves your soul

20More Than a Feeling - Boston
I think most Boston songs are completely underrated. Boston had their own unique sound that is impossible to recreate. This song is a perfect example of pure genius. It's a rock song, its a love song, its just amazing. Better than anything I've ever heard.
Guys r you actually kidding heart do not deserve to be in the top tens, come on look at list

21Time - Pink Floyd
"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way"

Time is one of the most meaningful songs I've ever listen to. The song has a very deep message. That eventually you'll run out of time. This song deserves to be in the top 10.
This song has so much meaning behind it. The song shares a very deep message. That eventually we will all run out time.

This song inst just one of the best songs of the 70's, its one of the best songs EVER. This definitively deserves to be in the top 5!
And then one day you find.. ten years have got behind you.. no one told you when to run.. you missed the starting gun!
And you people missed that "Vote" little button on the right of the song's title.
Time is just TIMELESS!

mba


22War Pigs - Black Sabbath
ABBA for the win, but they don't need any votes from me to stay first. War Pigs is the best heavy metal song ever and deserves to be on this list

23Come Sail Away - Styx
Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

24Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

25Take It Easy - Eagles

26Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

27Beth - Kiss

28You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone

29Dream On - Aerosmith
Why isn't this in the top 10...ACTUALLY THE TOP 5?!?!? I love this song so much!
Should be top 10

30Piano Man - Billy Joel
Why is this not in the top ten? OH my gosh, so much emotion behind it... The piano is so amazing that it feels like its new every time.
Every time I listen to it

attarj


31Tiny Dancer - Elton John

32Your Song - Elton John

33Night Fever - Bee Gees

34Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin

35Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

36Ben - Michael Jackson
Michael sang this song as just a very young boy to perfection. He already had the depth and emotional voice of a mature adult. he put everything he had even then into his music. A genius musical prophet in training... xo

love4mjj

Ben, the two of us need look no more... beautiful song sung by a beautiful person-- RIP Michael I love you!
A little boy singing from the buttom of his heart, full of hope and with a huge talent!

Laryssa


37Fire And Rain - James Taylor

38I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Classic song from a classic band. It's been covered by a lot of people from (ech! ) Bon Jovi to (ugh! ) Lindsey Lohan. Now that tells you the song's appeal.

FearlessFreep

Great song from a great album.

39Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

40Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

41Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
What are you talking about? This is an amazing song. Its almost hypnotic and you can't change it while listening to it? At least I can't. Best after Stairway To heaven
Best song of the 70's. I don't have to say another word.
For the 70s this song was pretty epic.

42Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart

43Le Freak - Chic

44Dance the Night Away - Van Halen

45Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

46Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb

47My Sharona - The Knack

48Baba O'Riley - The Who

49Thrasher - Neil Young

50Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

51Candle In the Wind - Elton John

52Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba

53Easy - The Commodores

54I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

55Let It Be - The Beatles

56Devil Woman - Cliff Richard

57Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

58Stargazer - Rainbow

59Cry Baby - Janis Joplin

60The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

61A Horse With No Name - America
One of the most underrated bands ever!
Magical song. Never get tired of it.

62Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

63Life on Mars? - David Bowie
Really... Can't belive its this Low on this list... THE song of the Seventies... Along with Heroes, Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Time, Rebel Rebel, Sound and Vision, Word on A Wing, Fame... Oops... The list is a never ending one...
I'm shocked this song has already been added to this list. It is absolutely brilliant and truly Bowie at his best.
Wot a song wot more can I say

642112 - Rush
Dancing Queen #1 and 2112 #46... This is the worst list ever!

65Rocket Man - Elton John

66Walk This Way - Aerosmith

67We Are The Champions - Queen

68You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees

69No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley

70Rock 'n Roll All Nite - KISS
This song is a great rock and roll national anthem and stands out as kiss's best work. Also many famous rock bands cover this song even today.

71Joy to the World - Three Dog Night

72Fox On the Run - The Sweet

73Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

74I'll Be There - Jackson 5
Beautiful song-- brings tears to my eyes. The lyrics are so beautiful and so meaningful-- so much emotion.

75I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren

76Blame It On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Wow this song is so magical!
Just when I hear the beat of this I want to dance!
Don`t blame it the sun shine
Don`t blame it the moon light
Don`t blame it the goog times

BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!
Beautiful! :X

Laryssa

Amazing song that always makes me dance-- super fun, and gorgeous voices! Lyrics are great, beat is great, and Michael's fun sensuality just wraps up the whole package!
It's an #1 hit, Don`t blame it the sun shine
Don`t blame it the moon light
Don`t blame it the good times
BLAM IT ON THE BOOGIE

SmoothCriminal


77T.N.T. - AC/DC
loved this song. also loved Daniel Spillane's verision on the 2nd series of Australian Idol.

78Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

79Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
This is my second favorite song ever written and my favorite album ever recorded. Everyone should help by voting to bring this song to the top 5, and also, Thunder Road, Jungleland, and Backstreets belong on this list. The fact that there are ZERO Bruce Springsteen songs here makes me want to cry. Vote for these songs, and God bless you.
This is one of the greatest rock songs ever!

80Hot Blooded - Foreigner

81Moondance - Van Morrison

82Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

83Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

84Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

85What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana - Merle Haggard

86All Right Now - Free

87I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green

88September - Earth, Wind & Fire

89Baby Hold On - Eddie Money

90I Believe In You - Neil Young

91Like a Hurricane - Neil Young

92Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
This song not only gets you ready for Christmas its the best song on this list followed by Bohemian Rhapsody

93Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
AWESOME!
Evn though she looks horrid...

94Let's Stay Together - Al Green

95Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight

96Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green

97I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton

98Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones

99Bemba Colora - Celia Cruz

100How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Al Green

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This list was created 7 years, 67 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times. This top ten list contains 193 items, has been remixed 13 times.

Updated Monday, October 20, 2014


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