Greatest Songs of the 70s

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The Top Ten

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


The first song I started to learn on guitar.


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!
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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.
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4Barracuda - Heart Listen to sample

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
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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 if this was #1 it's easy if you tried to
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7Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

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


It is best songs 70'
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9Iron Man - Black Sabbath
dun duhn dundun dun, dun nu dun nu dun nu ne ne ney
(if you heard the iron man riff, then you are awesome)


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


I don't see a movie about barracuda


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10Surrender - Cheap Trick Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Wish 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
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12Dream On - Aerosmith Listen to sample

13London Calling - The Clash Listen to sample

14When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
One of the BEST rock songs of the 70's. This song is simply mesmerising
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15Free 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
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16We 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.
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17More 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
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18Time - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

19War 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

20Stayin' 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

21Hotel California - Eagles
If you have'nt heard this song, you haven't lived
Top ten for sure are you kidding? 21?
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22Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple Listen to sample

23Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf Listen to sample

24Take It Easy - Eagles Listen to sample

25Highway To Hell - AC/DC
This Should Be In The Top 10
C'mon These Guys Rock


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


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

26You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone Listen to sample

27Dream On - Aerosmith
Why isn't this in the top 10...ACTUALLY THE TOP 5?!?!? I love this song so much!
Should be top 10
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28Tiny Dancer - Elton John Listen to sample

29Night Fever - Bee Gees

30Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

31Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Listen to sample

32Your Song - Elton John Listen to sample

33Fire And Rain - James Taylor Listen to sample

34Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Listen to sample

35Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart Listen to sample

36Dance the Night Away - Van Halen Listen to sample

37Kashmir - 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.
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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.


Great song from a great album.
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39Come Sail Away - Styx
Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.
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40Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb Listen to sample

41Baba O'Riley - The Who Listen to sample

42Le Freak - Chic Listen to sample

43Candle In the Wind - Elton John Listen to sample

44Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba Listen to sample

45Ben - 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


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!


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46My Sharona - The Knack Listen to sample

47Thrasher - Neil Young Listen to sample

48I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor Listen to sample

49Devil Woman - Cliff Richard Listen to sample

50Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Listen to sample

51Stargazer - Rainbow Listen to sample

52Cry Baby - Janis Joplin Listen to sample

53The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack Listen to sample

54Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith Listen to sample

55A Horse With No Name - America
One of the most underrated bands ever!
Magical song. Never get tired of it.
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56Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan Listen to sample

57Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Listen to sample

58Rocket Man - Elton John Listen to sample

59Life 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
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602112 - Rush
Dancing Queen #1 and 2112 #46... This is the worst list ever!
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61Walk This Way - Aerosmith Listen to sample

62We Are The Champions - Queen Listen to sample

63Piano Man - Billy Joel
Every time I listen to it


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64You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees Listen to sample

65Joy to the World - Three Dog Night Listen to sample

66Fox On the Run - The Sweet Listen to sample

67Rock '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.
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68Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

69I'll Be There - Jackson 5
Beautiful song-- brings tears to my eyes. The lyrics are so beautiful and so meaningful-- so much emotion.
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70I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren Listen to sample

71Blame 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

Beautiful! :X


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


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72T.N.T. - AC/DC
loved this song. also loved Daniel Spillane's verision on the 2nd series of Australian Idol.

73Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

74Love Reign O'er Me - The Who Listen to sample

75Hot Blooded - Foreigner Listen to sample

76Let It Be - The Beatles Listen to sample

77Born 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!
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78Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Listen to sample

79No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley

80Moondance - Van Morrison Listen to sample

81Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

82Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

83What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana - Merle Haggard Listen to sample

84All Right Now - Free Listen to sample

85I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green Listen to sample

86September - Earth, Wind & Fire Listen to sample

87Baby Hold On - Eddie Money Listen to sample

88I Believe In You - Neil Young Listen to sample

89Like a Hurricane - Neil Young Listen to sample

90Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
This song not only gets you ready for Christmas its the best song on this list followed by Bohemian Rhapsody
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91Easy - The Commodores Listen to sample

92Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Evn though she looks horrid...
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93Let's Stay Together - Al Green Listen to sample

94Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight Listen to sample

95Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green Listen to sample

96I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton Listen to sample

97Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones Listen to sample

98Bemba Colora - Celia Cruz Listen to sample

99How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Al Green Listen to sample

100Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles Listen to sample

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This list was created 7 years, 38 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times. This top ten list contains 195 items, has been remixed 11 times.

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