Top Ten 70s and 80s Soft Rock Classics

Don't know if this will get approved, but here goes, some of my favorite 70's and 70's soft rock favorites. Add yours

The Top Ten

1 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

I'm glad to see this up towards the top. Gordon, in my opinion, is one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived. - Gg2000

It seems fitting to add here that great minds think alike. I also added both of those, no, of course I don't mind one bit that you did as well. - Britgirl

I couldn't resist... - Britgirl

2 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Really wish I could add Homeward Bound by these but being a 60s song, it kind of defeats the object somewhat. Still Bridge Over Troubled Waters in such a lovely song. It's nice to see it here. - Britgirl

Greatest of all time.

3 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
4 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
5 Without You - Harry Nilsson
6 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
7 Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan
8 Drift Away - Dobie Gray
9 Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

I'm so happy to see this here! I've loved this song for such a long time. I love the simplicity and gentleness of it. I was torn for a second between this and If You Could Read My Mind (which has received many of my votes) so for a change, this lovely song gets my vote. Great choice. Great list. - Britgirl

10 Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots

The Contenders

11 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
12 Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House

Really romantic song. - truckturner

13 Margarita - Marc Jordan

Don't have a yacht then just lay back and imagine. Lick the salt and chill!

Cool song!

14 Greg Guidry - Goin' Down

Hey this is a rare classic you don't hear much of anymore from 82. I also like Bill LaBounty "Dream On" and "Livin' It Up" from his underrated self titled album from 82 also. It's good to be reminded of even the rarest gems.

15 No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones
16 I'm Not in Love - 10cc
17 Listen to What the Man Said - Wings
18 Make It with You - Bread
19 Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band

Surprised that this wasn't added sooner. It was released in '71, so it just fits this list rather nicely. And it's also really good. - Britgirl

20 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - Four Seasons
21 Heart of Gold - Neil Young
22 Higher Love - Steve Winwood
23 Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
24 Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
25 Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago
26 How Long - Ace
27 Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
28 Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills
29 Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
30 From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
31 You're So Vain - Carly Simon
32 Take It Easy - Eagles
33 Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

Love this song. Just able to make this list as it was released in 1989 (I think). - Britgirl

34 Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
35 Modern Love - David Bowie
36 I Can't Tell You Why - Eagles
37 Get Closer - Seals & Crofts
38 Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
39 You're The Only Woman - Ambrosia
40 Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
41 Tin Man - America
42 One of These Nights - Eagles
43 Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan
44 Old Man - Neil Young
45 Grease - Frankie Valli
46 Fall On Me - R.E.M.
47 Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
48 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley

Nice. Really really nice. - Britgirl

49 Brandy - Looking Glass
50 Beautiful - Gordon Lightfoot
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List StatsCreated 22 Nov 2017

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Top Remixes

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
2. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
3. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty


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