Greatest Songs of the 70s

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61 Rock Lobster - The B-52's

Changed my life. I was attending Iowa State University. Went to the local record store, hit the new wave/punk section saw this album. I thought they have to be good and I was right.

Kept me sane in the hell of REO speedwagon and Styx

62 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
63 Anarchy In the UK - The Sex Pistols

Best 70s song and best 70s band, no question.

How this could ever be left at #194...

64 Candle in the Wind - Elton John
65 Year of the Cat - Al Stewart V 1 Comment
66 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
67 Easy - The Commodores

Only song to be number one on R&B, Country and Pop chart at the same time.

68 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
69 I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick

Classic song from a classic band. It's been covered by a lot of people from (ech! ) Bon Jovi to (ugh! ) Lindsey Lohan. Now that tells you the song's appeal. - FearlessFreep

Great song from a great album.

Love this song. Reminds me of when I was dating my husband.

70 Life On Mars? - David Bowie

I'm shocked this song has already been added to this list. It is absolutely brilliant and truly Bowie at his best.

Really... Can't belive its this Low on this list... THE song of the Seventies... Along with Heroes, Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Time, Rebel Rebel, Sound and Vision, Word on A Wing, Fame... Oops... The list is a never ending one...

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71 Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
72 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
73 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

One of the greatest songs ever - Sincerity

The best song of all time

74 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
75 Cry Baby - Janis Joplin
76 Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
77 Ben - Michael Jackson

Michael sang this song as just a very young boy to perfection. He already had the depth and emotional voice of a mature adult. he put everything he had even then into his music. A genius musical prophet in training... xo - love4mjj

Ben, the two of us need look no more... beautiful song sung by a beautiful person-- RIP Michael I love you!

A little boy singing from the buttom of his heart, full of hope and with a huge talent! - Laryssa

78 Detroit Rock City - Kiss
79 Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
80 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
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