Top Ten Most Decade Defining Songs of the 1970s


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Doesn't really belong, since it bombed on the charts. - PetSounds

2 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
3 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
4 Dancing Queen - Abba

A timeless classic! I love this song very much! - ivylee

5 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
6 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
7 Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
8 Imagine - John Lennon

I can definitely imagine this belongs. Nice pair of lists, '64. - PetSounds

9 Jet - Paul McCartney
10 Your Song - Elton John

The Contenders

11 The Joker - Steve Miller Band
12 Starman - David Bowie
13 A Horse with No Name - America

So 70's... and so good to listen to while driving! - Lotuscandy

14 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
15 Hooked On a Feeling - Blue Swede
16 Lean on Me - Bill Withers

Probably one of the most cheering up songs of all time - Lotuscandy

17 Superstition - Stevie Wonder
18 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
19 Get It On - T.Rex
20 Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
21 I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
22 Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) - Parliament

Parliament & Funkadelic have been sampled so many times, George Clinton is a legend! - Lotuscandy

23 The Mexican - Babe Ruth

Discovered this thanks to Liam Howlett (of The Prodigy) in The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume 1
The song is from 1972, and was apparently a major influence in Hip hop music culture.
If you like it, and would like to hear it more raw and wild, there's a crazy live version of this (in canada - 1974) you could see on youtube... I still prefer the original, but it's interesting to see, it's like an evil twin, who absolutely rocks! - Lotuscandy

24 Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols

The Ramones were already a good choice, I just felt like adding this, because I love this song and bought the Nevermind the Bollocks cd as I was a teen, years after its original release, not living in England, but felt as a rebel nevertheless - Lotuscandy

25 Complete Control - The Clash

Sounds even better on live version. The Clash rules, and Joe Strummer was the best! - Lotuscandy

26 Because the Night - Patti Smith
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Top Remixes

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
3. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
1. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
2. Dancing Queen - Abba
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin


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