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 You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White Cover Art

Arguably my favorite Soul song from the entire decade, it's another of those songs that are so good that I cannot find enough good things to say about it, just let one of the most catchy and cheerful tracks from the entire genre, and who thought that Barry White could perform the sexiest songs of all time

3 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

4 Sister Golden Hair - America Sister Golden Hair - America Cover Art

Anothe really catchy, simple but effective rock songs of the year, and I think this band in particular deserves more credit than it usually gets around the rock scene from the 70s

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

The Contenders
11 Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees Cover Art
12 Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell Cover Art
13 That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Art
14 I'm Not in Love - 10cc I'm Not in Love - 10cc Cover Art
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