Top Ten Best Rock Songs of the 70s

The 70s...maybe the best decade for rock (or at least one of the best) I've included two or three of my personal favourites but the rest are what has already been suggested to me - if it was left up to me, there would be ten rock songs of the Southern kind. Feel free to vote or add some of your own favourites.

The Top Ten

1 Mississippi Queen - Mountain
2 Tush - ZZ Top
3 Life In the Fast Lane - The Eagles
4 Highway to Hell - AC/DC
5 Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
6 Radar Love - Golden Earring

A timeless song. I like the 70s - Userguy44

7 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
8 It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It) - The Rolling Stones
9 Imagine - John Lennon
10 Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company

The Contenders

11 Barracuda - Heart
12 Desperado - Eagles
13 Money - Pink Floyd

That bassline. It will live forever. - Userguy44

14 Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
15 Black Betty - Ram Jam
16 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
17 The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
18 Slow Ride - Foghat
19 Green Grass & High Tides - The Outlaws
20 Magic Man - Heart

Noticed this gem before other great added songs such as: Move Over, Barracuda, Desperado, Fooled Around and Fell in Love, Gamblin' Man, Whippin' Post, Her Strut, Slow Ride, Rock Me Baby and Start All Over. Thank you to whomever added them. if I could vote again today, I'd vote Gamblin' Man. Still, there's always tomorrow... - Britgirl

Well, thank you! All of those you added are much loved an welcome additions. Sir doth have good taste! Thank you. - Britgirl

21 Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
22 Move Over - Janis Joplin
23 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
24 Her Strut - Bob Seger
25 Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
26 Roundabout - Yes
27 Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
28 If You Wanna Get to Heaven - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
29 I Got a Right - The Stooges
30 Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
31 Fool for the City - Foghat
32 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
33 Gamblin' Man - Bonnie Raitt
34 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
35 Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers Band
36 School's Out - Alice Cooper
37 Angie - The Rolling Stones
38 Start All Over - J. Geils Band
39 Rock Me Baby - Johnny Winter
40 Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
41 Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
42 Hotel California - Eagles
43 Straight On - Heart
44 Cry Baby - Janis Joplin

Well, I came here with the intention of voting for Gamblin' Man; that was until I saw this...Can't express how much I love this song. Thank you. - Britgirl

45 Shame the Devil - Robin Trower
46 Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John
47 It Makes No Difference - The Band
48 Up on Cripple Creek - The Band
49 Can I Get a Witness - Lee Michaels
50 I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Mississippi Queen - Mountain
2. Life In the Fast Lane - The Eagles
3. Tush - ZZ Top
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Imagine - John Lennon
3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC


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