Greatest Songs of the 70s

The Top Ten Greatest Songs of the 70s

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

It had a resurgence in the 1990s & again since the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody".
It's the most streamed song on Spotify.

ABBA! What is the world coming to! In the top ten list for greatest songs ever, this song is #1 (rightfully so) so I ask you this: how is it that Dancing Queen is better on this list? Bohemian Rhapsody is truly a masterpiece and we should say a great 'thank you' to Freddie Mercury.

The greateast song ever written. Full stop.

Odd how this was voted best song of all time but only 5th in the 70's

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I know Bohemian is great and all and I get how the music and everything is pure genius, but so is this, and to be honest I simply enjoy the sound of stairway better. The whole build up to the climax just makes me feel amazing, and then its topped with the best guitar solo in history. My favourite song by a long shot, not discrediting bohemian though.

I really can't belive that led zeppelin is not no. 1 on any list - mateipal

The first song I started to learn on guitar. - thomasnirvanastroud

I'ts a lot better than dancing queen and all the other songs that have a higher spot on this and I don't think this should be number 4 it's least it could be in is 2!

3 Dancing Queen - Abba

Still such a classic song and when I hear it playing I feel transported back to the 70s.

Abba (at least in the United States) was one of the most underrated groups ever. The amazing vocal talent of the 2 girls as well as the nearly unrivaled production quality is extremely difficult to match. To this day, ABBA remains one of the all time most successful pop bands, behind Elvis and The Beatles. I can't think of too many bands from the 60s or 70s that are still popular 30 years after they broke up!

I'm in a very tough part of my life. I'm young and my parents got divorced recently. However, this song has brought happy tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. And when I hear it, whether at the YMCA, on the radio, or at a party, my heart flutters and I can't help sing (and dance! ) to my heart's content. Recently, I asked a bunch of students who go to my school to see if they listen to any 70's or 80's music. You'd be surprised how few actually enjoy it. ABBA is truly inspiring. Especially when you read up more on them. I love to just sit down and continuously sing the song over again (even though I stink at singing! ) I can't relate to so many people's opinions about this song. It's just the best. It deserves first. #LongLiveABBA

This song is truly remarkable, at least for 1970s song. Not only that, this is also one of ABBA's most remarkable song and its ABBA trademark song. I never get bored with this song, and I just love to listen it over and over again. Plus, all the members looked pretty good on their costumes.

4 Hotel California - Eagles

This song has to be at no. 1, no doubt. This list disappoints me. Dancing Queen ahead of bohemian rhapsody, stairway, imagine and hotel California

This song has to be above Dancing Queen its more iconic for sure. Don't know about Bohemian Rhapsody though

If you have'nt heard this song, you haven't lived

Top ten for sure are you kidding? 21?

5 Dream On - Aerosmith

Why isn't this in the top 10...ACTUALLY THE TOP 5?!?!? I love this song so much!

Great song. Great vocals good guitar riff

Actually, I like Sweet Emotion but it was way down at 60. I mentioned it up here, to get it some needed attention. Aerosmith has had so many great songs, you can’t really go wrong with any of them.

6 Imagine - John Lennon

How is this not at least number 2. Imagine is amazing and so is John Lennon

How in the hell would a song like this not be at number 2, if not 1? Bohemian Rhapsody, I can definitely deal with beating this song, but Stairway to Heaven should be at LEAST a close third, Dancing Queen and Dream On didn’t make the 70s for the most of us. - aceboogieog

Come on This is what the 70s was all about. This whole song summarizes the world back in the 60s, and 70s.

How is Imagine not number 1?! ABBA is terrible and they shouldn't even be in the top ten. Imagine is the greatest. The end. John Lennon will always be the best.

Hi, let's talk about ABBA. ABBA made funky beats and rhythms in their songs, but also made inspiring, emotional songs. Music lovers love inspiring and funky songs. Therefore your argument is invalid. - MontyPython

7 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Free bird by skynyrd is the best ever

Most impessive and greatest song my lynyrd skynyrd I know. Very great and has a very meaningful story to it and I believe this should be at least in the top 20 by far. There should be almost doubt against that.

Following them since the early 70's - still rock the house!

Song has a very great story and really picks up the pace at the end.

8 Barracuda - Heart

Makes me want to go fishing.

Great song

9 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

I'd vote for Stairway To Heaven but seeing Comfortably Numb only at 15 is really disappointing. It should at least be in the top 15.

Best song ever

10? Nah fam number 3 fam

10 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were NOT born in Australia. They were born in the UK, came with their parents to Australia for a few years and then moved back to the UK.

This is a great song, the beegees are from straya!

I don't care what anyone says about this band because this song is my favorite song and it was my grandmas because she had a crush on barry gibb

I think that's the best song 70

The Contenders

11 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Both albums are classics

Just brilliant, from Longing for Syd Barrett to 9/11 to the Japanese sunami - absolutely timeless

The best song of the year...

This song is brilliant

12 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

I AM IRON MAN
dun duhn dundun dun, dun nu dun nu dun nu ne ne ney
(if you heard the iron man riff, then you are awesome) - HighSkoolArtist

This song is badass along with Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple

It was between this and Bohemian Rhapsody, although they are all great songs. - michaelhughes

Dude, this is an album pic from Nazareth, not black sabbath

13 Highway To Hell - AC/DC

This Should Be In The Top 10
C'mon These Guys Rock - rocker1796

These song appeared in 79
It canceled all the efforts in 70s
Amazingly Amazing! - shatti

number 1

Best song at the road
Best song at the morning
Best song at the night
Best at afternoon,
While you eat
While you walk, run, juggle, die, born
Take a shower
The best song of all time
Moves your soul

14 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

The best riff that Clapton & Allman ever put to tape. - Toraqi

The last part of this song, the instrumental, is surreal.

I forget about everything when I listen to this song. Truly one of the greatest songs ever

It is best songs 70'

15 Baba O'Riley - The Who

55?! What the hell?! This song is one of the best songs of all time! It's my fourth favorite song! Sure, Won't Get Fooled Again is my favorite song, but this DOES NOT deserve to be in 55th place! The Who is way too underrated... - MontyPython

I regret for voting for it on the 60s list. Also this song is amazing! - Userguy44

Seriously? This song should be in the top ten at least! This song is epic. The Who is awesome!

LOVE it but where is ELO?

16 Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
17 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

18 More Than a Feeling - Boston

I think most Boston songs are completely underrated. Boston had their own unique sound that is impossible to recreate. This song is a perfect example of pure genius. It's a rock song, its a love song, its just amazing. Better than anything I've ever heard.

Interestingly, Boston said they "borrowed" the melody for this song from "Louie, Louie." If you listen for it, it's there. And who in their life hasn't had that seems-so-right person just slip away?

Guys r you actually kidding heart do not deserve to be in the top tens, come on look at list

What? This song is awesome. Should be among the top ten.

19 Stargazer - Rainbow
20 Come Sail Away - Styx

Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

This song should be higher up there in the list I love this song

21 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
22 Highway Star - Deep Purple
23 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

The best song of all time

One of the greatest songs ever - Sincerity

Best dad chiller

Best sad chiller

24 Crazy On You - Heart

Roger and Nancy at their Guitar best. A blend of electric and acoustic that stands the test of time. These two were as explosive as the cosmic Big Bang.. Somehow the sum is much greater than the sum of the parts. Like chocolate and peanut butter, Roger and Nancy create something incredible delicious to the ear and other senses. It's shame that they weren't able to remain the partners in music they once were. Maybe someday they both will realize what an impact they "together" had on music.

To these ears, Heart's Wilson sisters, and their amazing band, picked up where Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt left off. As a teenaged male in the mid to late 70s, I had never heard female singers with such swagger. They weren't coy about sex, and they weren't afraid to rail against sexual exploitation. I think their impact was as liberating for males as it was for females.

Love this song so much n will forever

This is REAL ROCK!

25 Le Freak - Chic
26 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

I think it should be very high on the list, great song and music

What are you talking about? This is an amazing song. Its almost hypnotic and you can't change it while listening to it? At least I can't. Best after Stairway To heaven

Because it's the Best song of the seventies. Top 5 easy. 30 is a insult to there Legacy

Best song of the 70's. I don't have to say another word.

27 London Calling - The Clash

So great it appears on this list twice.

This is the greatest 😍

28 Surrender - Cheap Trick

I thought this was 80s

My first concert. 1979

29 Tiny Dancer - Elton John

Elton John should be all over this list!

30 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

And the live Made in Japan version is even more powerful. Also be sure to check out the extended Roger Glover remix.

Probably the most famous riff ever, it's a fantastic song that should be in top 5.

31 Piano Man - Billy Joel

Why is this not in the top ten? OH my gosh, so much emotion behind it... The piano is so amazing that it feels like its new every time.

This is one of my favorite songs and it really got me into 70s music. - gamingfoeealzs

The 70s saw so many great hits, but this is easily one of the most memorable, recognizable songs.
I'm amazed it's so low on the list. It's powerfully emotional and should be at least in the top 20.

Every time I listen to it - attarj

32 Take It Easy - Eagles
33 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

This is my second favorite song ever written and my favorite album ever recorded. Everyone should help by voting to bring this song to the top 5, and also, Thunder Road, Jungleland, and Backstreets belong on this list. The fact that there are ZERO Bruce Springsteen songs here makes me want to cry. Vote for these songs, and God bless you.

This is one of the greatest rock songs ever!

This song is the definitive song of any generation.

34 We Will Rock You - Queen

This was one of my favorite songs. I don't understand why its not at least on top 10 I think this song is a song that we can call: One of the very best.

This is arguably the most iconic song of all time. And that brings the question up : WHY IN THE GOOD NAME OF GOD IS THIS SONG AT 57?

Iconic

Brian mai is a genius for making this
Should be higher😄💖

35 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin defines the 70s rock music.

One of the BEST rock songs of the 70's. This song is simply mesmerising

36 Beth - Kiss

Great romantic song, wonderful solo by peter criss the drummer.

37 American Pie - Don McLean

"Something touched me deep inside, the day the music died"
This song should be higher

Bye bye this American pie

38 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
39 Changes - David Bowie

How can you possibly beat Bowie? It doesn't make much sense to me. - Beatlesboy9

Love him

40 Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
41 You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
42 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

HOW is this song all the way back here?

43 My Sharona - The Knack

Killer guitar solo!

44 Night Fever - Bee Gees
45 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

ABBA for the win, but they don't need any votes from me to stay first. War Pigs is the best heavy metal song ever and deserves to be on this list

46 Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
47 Vienna - Billy Joel
48 Starman - David Bowie
49 Your Song - Elton John
50 Time - Pink Floyd

"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way"

Time is one of the most meaningful songs I've ever listen to. The song has a very deep message. That eventually you'll run out of time. This song deserves to be in the top 10.

It really is the most meaningful song and makes you wake up and do something with your life before it's too late.

This song has so much meaning behind it. The song shares a very deep message. That eventually we will all run out time.

This song inst just one of the best songs of the 70's, its one of the best songs EVER. This definitively deserves to be in the top 5!

And then one day you find.. ten years have got behind you.. no one told you when to run.. you missed the starting gun!
And you people missed that "Vote" little button on the right of the song's title.
Time is just TIMELESS! - mba

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