Top 10 Best Hit Songs of 1975

I know it may seemed in the worst of list that I have something against this year, and yeah the stinkers were really bad, but the good stuff from 1975? Some of the greatest songs written in the history of popular music.
The Top Ten
1 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen Cover Art

Masterpiece, you can disagree with me if you want but I personally think this is Springsteen's greatest song ever, the energy and raw yet powerful sound of this songs marks everything amazing not only about his persona but also about rock music in general, mix that with some of the greatest sax solos you will find in rock music and one of the most uplifting and cheerful lyrics in rock music history and you will get one of the most perfect songs in the history, despite topping at #23 and not even making the year end list, this song is so good it's still considered as a rock hit through all this time, and one of the most iconic songs in the entire decade

One of the most predictable number ones on these lists. With good reason.

A super famous song that I knew would be at the top of the list

2 Killer Queen - Queen Killer Queen - Queen Cover Art

Arguably the very first song in Queen's entire career that made them superstars and with a good reason, the song itself is extremely catchy, powerful and despite not being the anthem stadium of We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, the borderline inascapable Another One Bites the Dust/Don't Stop Me Now or the composition masterpiece of Bohemian Rhapsody, it shows how versatile and talented the entirety of Queen are

3 Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet Cover Art

I'm not really sure if I can call this the funniest song of the entire decade in a good way... but it definitely goes up there, this song is genuinely one of the most addictive and hilarious songs I have heard, it's imposible to not get genuinelly pumped up while listening to it

4 You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White Cover Art
5 Fame - David Bowie Fame - David Bowie Cover Art

Bowie's biggest song from his 1975 soul effort Young Americans and one of the best examples of rock and soul mixed together working well, shows how advanced to it's time Bowie was as a musician

6 Sister Golden Hair - America Sister Golden Hair - America Cover Art
7 Black Water - The Doobie Brothers Black Water - The Doobie Brothers Cover Art

One of the simplest yet most effective songs ever, despite it being a single country song, it's so well performed and written it manages to be one of the most likeable tracks in it's own scene, one that I recommend you to check out if you wanna get into country and don't know where to start

8 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art
9 Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Art

It was a tough call between this one and That's the Way of the World, but personally I picked Shining Star as the superior song, I love That's the Way of the World but I feel Shining Star represents the best things from this era and year in a nutshell, the funky and energetic rhythm, the flow, the instrumentation, the talent of each person performing the song, this is one of those songs that is so perfect I don't find enough words to express how good they are

10 Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John Cover Art

One of the most emblematic american songs written by a british guy, despite it's description, it's definitely one of Elton's funniest and catchiest songs in his entire career, doubt it if it would be in my personal top 5, but it's definitely up there

The Newcomers

? Angie Baby - Helen Reddy Angie Baby - Helen Reddy Cover Art
The Contenders
11 You are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker You are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker Cover Art
12 Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company Cover Art
13 Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper Cover Art
14 Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan Cover Art

One of Dylan's most acclaimed songs and with a good reason, from it's simple yet effective instrumentation to the essential and flawless lyrics in the track, there is a good reason why this one is one of Dylan's most well known songs and it's completely justifiable

15 Lady Marmalade - LaBelle Lady Marmalade - LaBelle Cover Art
16 That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Art
17 I'm Not in Love - 10cc I'm Not in Love - 10cc Cover Art
18 Love is Alive - Gary Wright Love is Alive - Gary Wright Cover Art
19 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt Cover Art
20 Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees Cover Art
21 Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Cover Art
22 Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight - KC & the Sunshine Band Cover Art
23 At Seventeen - Janis Ian At Seventeen - Janis Ian Cover Art
24 Fight the Power - The Isley Brothers Fight the Power - The Isley Brothers Cover Art
25 Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John Cover Art
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