Most Memorable 70s Songs by a Female Singer


The Top Ten

1 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

I love this song because it's such an empowering female song. It's like a screw u song to your ex. Also it's such a catchy song.

2 Jolene - Dolly Parton

My favorite Dolly song - just wonderful track - Irina2932

Love the song and her voice

3 You're So Vain - Carly Simon

Can sing every song on the album... she can tear your heart out! LOVE!

Coolest intro ever and those lyrics cut like a knife

Mysterious and sexy song. Every detail perfect!

This song has been doing it for me since I was 10!

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4 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
5 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross

Diana Ross is a legend. Her version of Ain't No Mountain High Enough is phenomenal. Such an innovative song with Diana's beautiful talking and singing voice!

The full length version is classic.

6 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

One of the most beautiful songs about LOVE. Not many people know that Dolly performed this song much before Whitney Houston but I adore both versions - Irina2932

Whitney's version was awesome but Dolly's had the song at #1 TWO times and that is extremely rare in any genre!

You've got to be able to feel that real cry in your voice. Dolly does it like no one can. Well, maybe Connie Francis can too.

Great song, great emotion - best version

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7 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher

Very nice track and Cher's performance is so great! - Irina2932

8 Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
9 I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John

She has such a sweet voice and look about her how can you not LOVE HER! !

ONJ was the the perfect voice for the 70s, her music was soft and elegant and she then transformed into a sexy bad girl just in time for the 80s to come in. Olivia was Totally Hot!

10 Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

The Contenders

11 Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

Without a doubt the best and can sing live also

Wonderful track from James Bond franchise - Irina2932

12 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Simply the greatest set of female pipes. No one comes close for vocal beauty, power, joy and heartbreak.

Lotta soul injected vocals

Cool, clear - great band and a lead singer to kill for.

I LOVE this song! and the lead guitar in the middle is so cool!

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13 I Feel Love - Donna Summer

A very old song that still sounds modern!

Electrónic music at it best in the 70's

14 Moonraker - Shirley Bassey

Very beautiful and a bit underrated track from Shirley - Irina2932

15 I Am Woman - Helen Reddy

The anthem of the woman's movement... she sang this acapella in 2017 in February at the Women's March... she sang in the same register! Awesomeness!

16 Lady Marmalade - Labelle
17 Because the Night - Pattie Smith

Awesome tune written by Bruce for her to record!

love it!

18 Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John
19 It's Too Late - Carole King

Loved it, always..!

20 River - Joni Mitchell

Great song' great melody.

21 Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt

Fabulous singer. Who doesn't just love r r for that?

22 If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
23 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
24 Brand New Key - Melanie
25 More, More, More - The Andrea True Connection
26 Half-Breed - Cher

Cher is the best

27 Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills
28 Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
29 Emotion - Samantha Sang
30 Band of Gold - Freda Payne
31 Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
32 Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon

Another great theme from James Bond - Irina2932

33 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole
34 Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester
35 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
36 Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
37 Last Dance - Donna Summer
38 Right Back Where We Started from - Maxine Nightingale
39 Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
40 Long, Long, Time - Linda Ronstadt


41 I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
42 Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
43 Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
44 Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
45 Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton - John

Perfect song and vocal

46 It Keeps You Runnin' - Carly Simon
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Top Remixes

1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
2. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
3. Jolene - Dolly Parton
1. Jolene - Dolly Parton
2. Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
3. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton


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