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

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

I couldn't resist... - Britgirl

2 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
4 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
5 Without You - Harry Nilsson
6 Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan
7 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
8 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

9 Drift Away - Dobie Gray
10 Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots

The Newcomers

? Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

The Contenders

11 Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House

Really romantic song. - truckturner

12 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
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 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

19 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - Four Seasons
20 Make It with You - Bread
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 Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
27 Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills
28 Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
29 From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
30 You're So Vain - Carly Simon
31 Take It Easy - Eagles
32 Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

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

33 Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
34 Modern Love - David Bowie
35 I Can't Tell You Why - Eagles
36 How Long - Ace
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 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley

Nice. Really really nice. - Britgirl

48 Brandy - Looking Glass
49 Beautiful - Gordon Lightfoot
50 The Things We Do for Love - 10cc
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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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