Greatest Songs of the 70s

The Top Ten
1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

A true masterpiece. I don't think it's just the best song of the 70s, I honestly think it is the best song ever made in all of human existence. It was something different that people thought when they first heard it was what the hell was that and then they loved it because it was something different and combining the trending genres of music at the time. It inspired the way people made music with no limits, no boundaries and taking the risks that no one was willing to take. So this deserves the number one spot. This might sound like a stretch but, Without this song, you wouldn't be hearing half the things that you would've heard in the 80s, 90s or the decades that follow after that. So thank you Freddie, Roger, John and Brian for making an immortalised song for future, present and past generations to hear and make them appreciate music for it is and was.

Currently, the number 1 song is Stairway to Heaven, which is largely considered to be the greatest rock song of all time. It is my third favorite song after this song and Starman by David Bowie, and I like it a lot. But Bohemian Rhapsody is a work of pure genius. It holds as my favorite song and is probably the best song of all time.

ABBA! What is the world coming to! In the top ten list for greatest songs ever, this song is #1 (rightfully so) so I ask you this: how is it that Dancing Queen is better on this list? Bohemian Rhapsody is truly a masterpiece and we should say a great 'thank you' to Freddie Mercury.

Just a simply beautiful song! When I heard this the first time in conecert it made me fell a way that no other song ever could! Freddie did a simply unbelievable job with this song as it is rightfully so the greatest song ever!

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I know Bohemian is great and all and I get how the music and everything is pure genius, but so is this, and to be honest I simply enjoy the sound of stairway better. The whole build up to the climax just makes me feel amazing, and then its topped with the best guitar solo in history. My favourite song by a long shot, not discrediting bohemian though.

You shouldn't be able to vote unless you were around to hear these when they came out, not in some movie you saw or some oldies station you listen to. THIS is what rock was about in the 70's.

Oh please... This is way better than Dancing Queen.
I mean this has to be the best song ever created not just of the 70s. What are your ears doing people? By far the best song ever made...

I'ts a lot better than dancing queen and all the other songs that have a higher spot on this and I don't think this should be number 4 it's least it could be in is 2!

3 Dancing Queen - ABBA

I'm in a very tough part of my life. I'm young and my parents got divorced recently. However, this song has brought happy tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. And when I hear it, whether at the YMCA, on the radio, or at a party, my heart flutters and I can't help sing (and dance! ) to my heart's content. Recently, I asked a bunch of students who go to my school to see if they listen to any 70's or 80's music. You'd be surprised how few actually enjoy it. ABBA is truly inspiring. Especially when you read up more on them. I love to just sit down and continuously sing the song over again (even though I stink at singing! ) I can't relate to so many people's opinions about this song. It's just the best. It deserves first. #LongLiveABBA

ABBA won the jokeathon that is the euro vision song contest with Waterloo.

Massive in the UK and having a Gay older brother big on our record player Dancing queen just is one of the few landmarks of my very few first years I recall. It then became a joke in straight circles for some reasons to like ABBA until Murials Wedding was released at the cinema and the feel goodness of the music struck a cord around the world again.

Its never gone away since, broadway / west endshows hundreds of millions of gold 1&2 sold.

Never seen 2 girls who can sing so perfectly in sync with each over, its astounding to think that's a 1970s recording.

Abba (at least in the United States) was one of the most underrated groups ever. The amazing vocal talent of the 2 girls as well as the nearly unrivaled production quality is extremely difficult to match. To this day, ABBA remains one of the all time most successful pop bands, behind Elvis and The Beatles. I can't think of too many bands from the 60s or 70s that are still popular 30 years after they broke up!

This song is truly remarkable, at least for 1970s song. Not only that, this is also one of ABBA's most remarkable song and its ABBA trademark song. I never get bored with this song, and I just love to listen it over and over again. Plus, all the members looked pretty good on their costumes.

4 Hotel California - Eagles

My parents told me to stop listening to this. I don't understand why. My mother told me it was "too loud and noisy" and my father said it was "too old". Okay... but why does it being old matter? It's still a good song...

This song has to be at no. 1, no doubt. This list disappoints me. Dancing Queen ahead of bohemian rhapsody, stairway, imagine and hotel California

My personal favourite song and band of all time, and Dancing Queen is ahead of this what!?

This song has to be above Dancing Queen its more iconic for sure. Don't know about Bohemian Rhapsody though

5 Dream On - Aerosmith

Actually, I like Sweet Emotion but it was way down at 60. I mentioned it up here, to get it some needed attention. Aerosmith has had so many great songs, you can't really go wrong with any of them.

ABBA at #1, and so many classics below... Who arranged this list, Sweden?

Great song. Great vocals good guitar riff

6 Imagine - John Lennon

How in the hell would a song like this not be at number 2, if not 1? Bohemian Rhapsody, I can definitely deal with beating this song, but Stairway to Heaven should be at LEAST a close third, Dancing Queen and Dream On didn't make the 70s for the most of us.

How is Imagine not number 1?! ABBA is terrible and they shouldn't even be in the top ten. Imagine is the greatest. The end. John Lennon will always be the best.

Come on This is what the 70s was all about. This whole song summarizes the world back in the 60s, and 70s.

I really this song too, truly inspiring and John Lennon deserved his praise for this.

7 Barracuda - Heart

Makes me want to go fishing.

8 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were NOT born in Australia. They were born in the UK, came with their parents to Australia for a few years and then moved back to the UK.

This is the most 70s song, no discussion.

This needs to be first

This the best song in 70...

9 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

I'd vote for Stairway To Heaven but seeing Comfortably Numb only at 15 is really disappointing. It should at least be in the top 15.

I'm listening to it right now.

Best song ever

10 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Great song, should be #3, bohemian rhapsody should be #2, and shine on you crazy diamond should be #1 by the way, WHY IS SOYCD ONLY 73?

Both albums are classics

The best song of the year...

This song is brilliant

The Contenders
11 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

It was between this and Bohemian Rhapsody, although they are all great songs.

I can't stop listening to it!

This song is badass along with Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple

12 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Most impessive and greatest song my lynyrd skynyrd I know. Very great and has a very meaningful story to it and I believe this should be at least in the top 20 by far. There should be almost doubt against that.

Song has a very great story and really picks up the pace at the end.

Following them since the early 70's - still rock the house!

I love a lot of songs on this list,but this is my favorite over Bohemian Rhapsody by a little bit!

13 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

I forget about everything when I listen to this song. Truly one of the greatest songs ever

The last part of this song, the instrumental, is surreal.

I don't think anyone can deny that this is the best song!

The best riff that Clapton & Allman ever put to tape.

14 Crazy On You - Heart

Roger and Nancy at their Guitar best. A blend of electric and acoustic that stands the test of time. These two were as explosive as the cosmic Big Bang.. Somehow the sum is much greater than the sum of the parts. Like chocolate and peanut butter, Roger and Nancy create something incredible delicious to the ear and other senses. It's shame that they weren't able to remain the partners in music they once were. Maybe someday they both will realize what an impact they "together" had on music.

To these ears, Heart's Wilson sisters, and their amazing band, picked up where Janis Joplin and Linda Ronstadt left off. As a teenaged male in the mid to late 70s, I had never heard female singers with such swagger. They weren't coy about sex, and they weren't afraid to rail against sexual exploitation. I think their impact was as liberating for males as it was for females.

15 Baba O'Riley - The Who

55?! What the hell?! This song is one of the best songs of all time! It's my fourth favorite song! Sure, Won't Get Fooled Again is my favorite song, but this DOES NOT deserve to be in 55th place! The Who is way too underrated...

Seriously? This song should be in the top ten at least! This song is epic. The Who is awesome!

I regret for voting for it on the 60s list. Also this song is amazing!

16 Highway To Hell - AC/DC

These song appeared in 79
It canceled all the efforts in 70s
Amazingly Amazing!

Best song at the road
Best song at the morning
Best song at the night
Best at afternoon,
While you eat
While you walk, run, juggle, die, born
Take a shower
The best song of all time
Moves your soul

Speechless, just awesome.

17 Come Sail Away - Styx

Great song but Renegade by Styx is better.

This song should be higher up there in the list I love this song

18 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Beautiful song!
Black Sabbath are the king of the rock and roll.
I think their music are forever.

19 More Than a Feeling - Boston

I think most Boston songs are completely underrated. Boston had their own unique sound that is impossible to recreate. This song is a perfect example of pure genius. It's a rock song, it's a love song, its just amazing. Better than anything I've ever heard.

Interestingly, Boston said they "borrowed" the melody for this song from "Louie, Louie." If you listen for it, it's there. And who in their life hasn't had that seems-so-right person just slip away?

What? This song is awesome. Should be among the top ten.

Needs to be higher

20 Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
21 Le Freak - Chic
22 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

What are you talking about? This is an amazing song. Its almost hypnotic and you can't change it while listening to it? At least I can't. Best after Stairway To heaven

Because it's the Best song of the seventies. Top 5 easy. 30 is a insult to there Legacy

Best song of the 70's. I don't have to say another word.

For the 70s this song was pretty epic.

23 Tiny Dancer - Elton John

Elton John should be all over this list!

Elton's number 2 song.

24 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
25 London Calling - The Clash
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