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.

Amazing group and music

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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!

Truly the greatest recording ever put onto vinyl. Boycott the Swedish! Vote for the English!

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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.

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

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4Wish 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...

5Barracuda - Heart
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.

7Iron 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) - 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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8Hotel 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. - therootbeer

9Layla - 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!

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10Stayin' 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 meaning😉

I think that's the best song 70

This the best song in 70...

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?Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
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The Contenders

11Dream On - Aerosmith

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

12When 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

13Paranoid - Black Sabbath

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

14Free 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

15Imagine - 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

I like this song

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16Surrender - Cheap Trick
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

18Come Sail Away - Styx

Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

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

20London Calling - The Clash

This is the greatest 😍

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Top Remixes (21)

1. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1. Surrender - Cheap Trick
2. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
3. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Hotel California - Eagles

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