Greatest Songs of the 70s

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1Dancing 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.

This over Stairway? what.

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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!

Na-uh! This should be at the very top.

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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.

! How is Dancing Queen better than this?

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4Barracuda - Heart
5Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Just brilliant, from Longing for Syd Barrett to 9/11 to the Japanese sunami - absolutely timeless

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6Crazy 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.

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7Iron 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

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

I don't like ozzy but I love this song - Axlrose

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8Imagine - 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.

Hi, let's talk about ABBA. ABBA made funky beats and rhythms in their songs, but also made inspiring, emotional songs. Music lovers love inspiring and funky songs. Therefore your argument is invalid. - MontyPython

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. - therootbeer

What?! This is top 5 material. It's way better than Dancing Queen.

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9Stayin' Alive - The Bee GeesV6 Comments
10Hotel California - Eagles

This song has to be at no. 1, no doubt. This list disappoints me. Dancing Queen ahead of bohemian rhapsody, stairway, imagine and hotel California

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11Layla - Derek & The Dominos

The best riff that Clapton & Allman ever put to tape. - Toraqi

The last part of this song, the instrumental, is surreal.

It is best songs 70'

I love this song!

12Dream On - Aerosmith

ABBA at #1, and so many classics below... Who arranged this list, Sweden?

13Highway To Hell - AC/DC

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

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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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15Paranoid - Black Sabbath

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

16Dream On - Aerosmith

Why isn't this in the top 10...ACTUALLY THE TOP 5?!?!? I love this song so much!

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.

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18Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
19Surrender - Cheap Trick
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

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