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

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 songs...so, no, of course I don't mind one bit that you did as well. - Britgirl

I couldn't resist... - Britgirl

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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.

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3 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty UListen to Sample
4 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John UListen to Sample
5 Without You - Harry Nilsson UListen to Sample
6 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac UListen to Sample
7 Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan UListen to Sample
8 Drift Away - Dobie Gray UListen to Sample
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

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10 Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots

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

Really romantic song. - truckturner

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13 Margarita - Marc Jordan

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

Cool song!

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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 UListen to Sample
16 I'm Not in Love - 10cc UListen to Sample
17 Listen to What the Man Said - Wings UListen to Sample
18 Make It with You - Bread UListen to Sample
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

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

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

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

Nice. Really really nice. - Britgirl

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49 Brandy - Looking Glass UListen to Sample
50 Beautiful - Gordon Lightfoot UListen to Sample
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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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