Greatest Songs of the 70s

The Top Ten

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

I really love the Queen songs! I may not be gay but I still think they are the best!

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.

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

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

The first song I started to learn on guitar.

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!

Dancing Queen - Abba Dancing Queen - Abba Cover Art

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!

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

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.

Hotel California - Eagles Hotel California - Eagles Cover Art

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

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

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

Top ten for sure are you kidding? 21?

Dream On - Aerosmith Dream On - Aerosmith Cover Art

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

Needs to be nomber one, one of the best songs ever realesed.

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.

Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon Cover Art

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

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

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.

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

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover Art

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.

Barracuda - Heart Barracuda - Heart Cover Art

Makes me want to go fishing.

Great song

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Cover Art

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

I'm listening to it right now.

10? Nah fam number 3 fam

Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

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

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.

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 Newcomers

? Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon Cover Art
? I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss Cover Art

The Contenders

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Cover Art

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

Iron Man - Black Sabbath Iron Man - Black Sabbath Cover Art

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)

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.

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

Highway To Hell - AC/DC

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

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

Speechless, just awesome.

number 1

Layla - Derek & The Dominos Layla - Derek & The Dominos Cover Art

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

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'

Baba O'Riley - The Who Baba O'Riley - The Who Cover Art

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...

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

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

LOVE it but where is ELO?

More Than a Feeling - Boston More Than a Feeling - Boston Cover Art

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.

Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd Cover Art
Paranoid - Black Sabbath

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

Stargazer - Rainbow Stargazer - Rainbow Cover Art
Come Sail Away - Styx Come Sail Away - Styx Cover Art

Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

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

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

The best song of all time

One of the greatest songs ever

Best dad chiller

Best sad chiller

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!

Le Freak - Chic Le Freak - Chic Cover Art
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