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

5Wish 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...

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


7Crazy 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

8Layla - 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'

9Hotel 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.


10Iron 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

The Contenders

11Dream On - Aerosmith

12Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

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...

15London Calling - The Clash

16When 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

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

18Piano 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


[Newest]I love billy joel

19More 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

20Time - 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!


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