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!
This song is truly remarkable, at least for 1970s song. Not only that, this is also one of ABBA's most remarkable song and its ABBA trademark song. I never get bored with this song, and I just love to listen it over and over again. Plus, all the members looked pretty good on their costumes.
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.
[Newest]Amazing group and music

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!
[Newest]What the hell. This song is 1000 times better than dancing queen and Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time.

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]Hey what the hell if queen is the greatest song of all time then it definitely the best song of the 70s with only stairway to heaven can compare to in 70s era

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

6Wish 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
The best song of the year...

7Imagine - 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.
2 Heart songs beat Imagine and Hotel California? That's cringe-worthy.


8Iron 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.


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

9Layla - Derek & The Dominos
The best riff that Clapton & Allman ever put to tape.


The last part of this song, the instrumental, is surreal.
It is best songs 70'

10Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

The Contenders

11Hotel California - Eagles
If you have'nt heard this song, you haven't lived
Top ten for sure are you kidding? 21?
Yeah, bull. How are 2 Heart songs above Hotel? GTFO.


12Dream On - Aerosmith

13Surrender - Cheap Trick

14Stayin' 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
[Newest]This the best song in 70...

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

16London Calling - The Clash

17Highway 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!


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.

19Free 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

20Piano 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.
The 70s saw so many great hits, but this is easily one of the most memorable, recognizable songs.
I'm amazed it's so low on the list. It's powerfully emotional and should be at least in the top 20.
Every time I listen to it


21More 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

22Time - 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!


23War 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

24Come Sail Away - Styx
Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

25Take It Easy - Eagles

26Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

27Born 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!

28Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

29Beth - Kiss
Great romantic song, wonderful solo by peter criss the drummer.

30You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone

31Changes - David Bowie

32Dream On - Aerosmith
Why isn't this in the top 10...ACTUALLY THE TOP 5?!?!? I love this song so much!
Should be top 10

33Ben - 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!


34Tiny Dancer - Elton John

35Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

36Your Song - Elton John

37I 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.

38Night Fever - Bee Gees

39Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin

40Vienna - Billy Joel

41Fire And Rain - James Taylor

42Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

43Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart

44Kashmir - 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.
[Newest]Put this in the top 10. Now.

45Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

46Le Freak - Chic

47Dance the Night Away - Van Halen

48Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

49Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - Don McLean

50Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb

51From Now On - Supertramp

52My Sharona - The Knack

53Thrasher - Neil Young

54Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba
A Beautiful Song with top- notch vocals by Agnetha and Frida.

55Baba O'Riley - The Who
55?! What the hell?! This song is one of the best songs of all time! It's my second favorite song! Sure, Bohemian Rhapsody is my favorite song, but this DOES NOT deserve to be in 55th place! The Who is way too underrated...


56Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

57Candle In the Wind - Elton John

58Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

59Easy - The Commodores

60I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

61Devil Woman - Cliff Richard

62Let It Be - The Beatles

63Rocky Mountain High - John Denver

64Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

65Stargazer - Rainbow

66Living for the City - Stevie Wonder

67Cry Baby - Janis Joplin

68A Horse With No Name - America
One of the most underrated bands ever!
Magical song. Never get tired of it.

69The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

70Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd

71Life 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

72Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

73Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Very great song. Over shadowed by many of his other songs. The softness of this one compared to many of his others makes this song unique and great
Amazing and beautifully written song. This should be up in the top 10 t least.

742112 - Rush
Dancing Queen #1 and 2112 #46... This is the worst list ever!

75Rocket Man - Elton John

76Live and Let Die - Wings

77Walk This Way - Aerosmith

78We Are The Champions - Queen

79Rock '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.
This song should be in top 10, the anthem of rock and roll.

80You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees

81No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley

82Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

83Blame 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


84I'll Be There - Jackson 5
Beautiful song-- brings tears to my eyes. The lyrics are so beautiful and so meaningful-- so much emotion.

85Joy to the World - Three Dog Night

86Fox On the Run - The Sweet

87New York State of Mind - Billy Joel

88Riders On the Storm - The Doors

89I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren

90T.N.T. - AC/DC
loved this song. also loved Daniel Spillane's verision on the 2nd series of Australian Idol.

91Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

92Hot Blooded - Foreigner

93Moondance - Van Morrison

94Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

95Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

96Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

97Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

98What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana - Merle Haggard

99All Right Now - Free

100I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green

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