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.

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2 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush UListen to Sample
3 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher

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

4 Jolene - Dolly Parton

My favorite Dolly song - just wonderful track - Irina2932

Love the song and her voice

5 You're So Vain - Carly Simon

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

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!

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6 You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Linda was a one of a kind blues/country/rock artist in her time and a now pillar in female rock history.. A real sexy/soulful heart throb in her early days.. my first teenage crush before Nancy Wilson hit the scene with her cat-like independence and her own take on female rock..

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.

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7 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.

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9 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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10 Half-Breed - Cher

Cher is the best

The Contenders

11 It's Too Late - Carole King

AWESOME singer singer songwriter...

Loved it, always..!

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12 I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John

Olivia was the IT girl of the 70s! The voice, beyond beautiful! She was truly Totally Hot in every sense of the word! I will forever love this gorgeous lady!

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!

13 Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

Without a doubt the best and can sing live also

Wonderful track from James Bond franchise - Irina2932

14 Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack UListen to Sample
15 I Feel Love - Donna Summer

A very old song that still sounds modern!

Electrónic music at it best in the 70's

16 Long, Long, Time - Linda Ronstadt


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17 Because the Night - Pattie Smith

Awesome tune written by Bruce for her to record!

love it!

18 Moonraker - Shirley Bassey

Very beautiful and a bit underrated track from Shirley - Irina2932

19 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!

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20 Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John

Olivia is just so great

21 Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton - John

Perfect song and vocal

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22 If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman UListen to Sample
23 Lady Marmalade - Labelle UListen to Sample
24 Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt

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

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25 River - Joni Mitchell

Great song' great melody.

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26 Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar UListen to Sample
27 Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills UListen to Sample
28 More, More, More - The Andrea True Connection UListen to Sample
29 Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon

That voice,, the lyrics, I only need that song and stand with my girl. Thanks Carly.

Another great theme from James Bond - Irina2932

30 Brand New Key - Melanie UListen to Sample
31 Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore UListen to Sample
32 Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie

So good it's on here twice. - truckturner

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33 Emotion - Samantha Sang UListen to Sample
34 Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur UListen to Sample
35 Band of Gold - Freda Payne UListen to Sample
36 Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson

Hard to find, but I really like her song. Top ten on my list.

One of the best songs of the 70's. Cannot be bested.

Mi favorita

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37 I've Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole UListen to Sample
38 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell UListen to Sample
39 Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin UListen to Sample
40 Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester UListen to Sample
41 Last Dance - Donna Summer UListen to Sample
42 Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack UListen to Sample
43 Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart UListen to Sample
44 Right Back Where We Started from - Maxine Nightingale UListen to Sample
45 Angie Baby - Helen Reddy UListen to Sample
46 I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King UListen to Sample
47 It Keeps You Runnin' - Carly Simon UListen to Sample
48 Denis - Blondie UListen to Sample
49 Dancing Queen - Abba UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (4)

1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
2. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
3. Jolene - Dolly Parton
1. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
2. Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
3. Half-Breed - Cher
1. Hanging On the Telephone - Blondie
2. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
3. Denis - Blondie

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