Most Beautiful Songs of 70s

My second list of most beautiful songs .But this time it's 70s .

The Top Ten

1 Heroes - David Bowie
2 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

It was her first single (1978), she wrote the song when she was 18 years old, in reference to Emilie Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights". - Lotuscandy

3 Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez

She wrote the song about her relationship with Bob Dylan. - Lotuscandy

4 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

I didn't know this list would extend to 62 items - zxm

Lol and it's not finished yet! I take time to do the remixes too, because since you posted these lists, I can't stop adding songs, wish to make them as complete as possible, and hope I didn't add too much irrelevant songs. - Lotuscandy

5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

The first half - zxm

6 Hotel California - Eagles
7 Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
8 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple
9 Ghost Song - The Doors

This song was released 7 years after Jim Morrison's death, it consists in Morrison's poetry recording (1970) with the rest of the band's music (1978). - Lotuscandy

10 Perfect Day - Lou Reed

The Contenders

11 Jolene - Dolly Parton
12 Because the Night - Patti Smith

This song was co-written by Bruce Springsteen. - Lotuscandy

Not what I would call beatiful, but great song nethertheless - RecklessGreed

13 Your Song - Elton John
14 Dust in the Wind - Kansas
15 Heart of Gold - Neil Young

I perfer after the gold rush(and old man), but this is a classic too - RecklessGreed

16 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
17 Northern Sky - Nick Drake
18 Life on Mars? - David Bowie
19 Love Hurts - Nazareth

Hard rock but sung greatly - zxm

20 Lean on Me - Bill Withers
21 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
22 Thirteen - Big Star
23 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
24 American Pie - Don McLean
25 Honesty - Billy Joel
26 Always on My Mind - Elvis Presley
27 Love is All - Roger Glover

Featuring Ronnie James Dio.
Probably one of the first english language songs that I understood, also loved the cartoon-like music video, which was still often aired years after its release. Don't know if it's really beautiful (beautiful may be something subjective), but it brings back my childhood instantly, so maybe I'm not objective! - Lotuscandy

28 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
29 Spread Your Wings - Queen

Especially the chorus - zxm

30 Let It Be - The Beatles
31 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
32 (They Long to Be) Close to You - The Carpenters

By the best band!

33 Cosmic Dancer - T. Rex
34 Radioactivity - Kraftwerk

They were real precursors in electronic music, this song came out in 1975 (Autobahn in 1974), it's almost incredible. I find this song beautiful and scary at the same time.
"Radioactivity... discovered by Madame Curie"
By the way, Marie Curie became the first woman to be honoured with interment in the Panthéon (Paris) on her own merits. As her corpse is still radioactive, her coffin was wrapped with several lead layers, her body is almost intact because of the radiations she received during her life. The damaging effects of ionising radiation were not known at the time of her work, which had been carried out without the safety measures later developed. - Lotuscandy

35 I'll Be There - Jackson 5
36 No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley & the Wailers
37 I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
38 Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
39 You are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
40 Imagine - John Lennon

This one was so obvious that I hesitated to add it, finally did, still beautiful. - Lotuscandy

41 Is This Love - Bob Marley & the Wailers
42 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
43 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
44 You are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
45 I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats

A tragic event inspired Bob Geldof to write this song, which is still a nice song. - Lotuscandy

46 In the Flesh - Blondie
47 Follow You Follow Me - Genesis
48 In a Broken Dream - Python Lee Jackson

"Python Lee Jackson" was a nothing Aussie band that happened to have Rod Stewart sit in as a vocalist for this one song.

There's not pretty much info about this song out there but hardly knew that it was released in 1970 - zxm

49 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow
50 Temple of the King - Rainbow
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Top Remixes

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Hotel California - Eagles
3. Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2. Hotel California - Eagles
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. Heroes - David Bowie
2. Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
3. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush


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