Most Iconic 70s Songs

As with my 80s and 90s list, there's SO many more songs that I could've included, so feel free to submit your own. Even if it's an Eagles song :(

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

We need a list of iconic 60s songs. - Misfire

YES! - Misfire

Obligatory. - truckturner

2 Dancing Queen - ABBA

Far from my favourite ABBA song but easily one of the most identifiably and iconic 70s songs. - truckturner

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen! - Misfire


3 Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes

Your mileage may differ, but as a film buff when I think 70s, I think blaxploitation. So it makes sense for me to put this iconic 70s theme song here. This IS 70s music to me. - truckturner

4 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

Love or hate disco, love or hate The Bee Gees, Disco was a huge thing in the 70s and so were The Bee Gees. - truckturner

5 Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival

1970. The best song from my favourite band, and again there's a movie connection. This is the ultimate Vietnam War song (or at least it's one of the songs most often used to underscore the Vietnam War in movies). - truckturner

6 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Harlem Community Choir & The Plastic Ono Band

I love this Christmas song! - Misfire

Beautiful song. - Userguy44

Pretty self-explanatory, no? - truckturner

7 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Probably the best-known song by the band off their best-known album. - truckturner

Forrest Gump.


8 Hotel California - Eagles

This song is a masterpiece. I LOVE the intro, the chorus is easy to sing along and the solo is so badass. Definitely on my personal top ten favourite song of all time. Bring me back to the good old years. If you don't like this song, you don't know what real music is.

This is my list and I know what real music is...and this ain't it. I knew someone would add it and it is indeed iconic, but I can't stand the Eagles. That said, objectively it deserves to be here. - truckturner

Very successful - LightningStrike

9 Imagine - John Lennon
10 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles

The break-up of The Beatles was an iconic 70s moment, and this was arguably their last great song. - truckturner

The Contenders

11 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
12 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
13 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

Filthy acts done for a reasonable price - Murphdog405

My favourite AC/DC song off my favourite AC/DC album, you may prefer something else from Bon and the boys in the 70s but as an Aussie it'd be criminal (no convict jokes, please) to leave them off the list. - truckturner

14 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
15 Child in Time - Deep Purple
16 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
17 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The birth of metal? Arguably. One of the most terrifying sounds of the 70s? Undoubtedly. - truckturner

Did you see the lighter get relit? - Murphdog405

18 Money - Pink Floyd
19 You're So Vain - Carly Simon
20 Dark Lady - Cher
21 We Will Rock You - Queen
22 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
23 River - Joni Mitchell
24 Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen - Santana
25 Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols

This song made me tetraphobic - Murphdog405

26 School's Out - Alice Cooper
27 Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
28 Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
29 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
30 American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
31 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Yes! Glad someone added it, I probably should've myself. - truckturner

32 Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5
33 Love Train - The O'Jays

I just befriended the holy corpse - Murphdog405

34 Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
35 I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
36 I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow
37 Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
38 The Pretender - Jackson Browne
39 Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
40 Stargazer - Rainbow
41 Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
42 We are the Champions - Queen
43 The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
44 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
45 Green Grass and High Tides - Outlaws
46 Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
47 If - Bread
48 Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
49 New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
50 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Dancing Queen - ABBA
2. Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
3. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Harlem Community Choir & The Plastic Ono Band
3. Dancing Queen - ABBA
1. Dancing Queen - ABBA
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Hotel California - Eagles

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