Top Ten Songs from the Singer/Songwriter Era in the 1970s

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The Top Ten

1 Fire and Rain - James Taylor

9% of the votes yet currently unranked (? ) - Billyv

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2 Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
3 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

This needs to be higher, although I would admit that it does have solid competition. - Gg2000

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4 Running on Empty - Jackson Browne UListen to Sample
5 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver UListen to Sample
6 Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Great song, great tribute. But "If You Could Read My Mind" was exquisite, and his best work, ever.

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7 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

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8 Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
9 American Pie - Don McLean UListen to Sample
10 Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young UListen to Sample
12 Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez UListen to Sample
13 Rocket Man - Elton John UListen to Sample
14 Taxi - Harry Chapin UListen to Sample
15 Wild World - Cat Stevens UListen to Sample
16 Peace Train - Cat Stevens UListen to Sample
17 I Got a Name - Jim Croce UListen to Sample
18 The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

So love this song that I had to select it despite amazing competition.

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19 Your Song - Elton John

Not a Reggie fan, but this is beautiful.

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20 Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins UListen to Sample
21 Help Me - Joni Mitchell UListen to Sample
22 Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

It's been a while since I last read this list, and now I think that this song needs to be moved way up the list. Top seven, if not more. - Gg2000

I'm shocked that this beautiful song wasn't already here, but I'm honoured and proud to add it myself. - Britgirl

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23 Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey UListen to Sample
24 Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne UListen to Sample
25 Anticipation - Carly Simon UListen to Sample
26 Lady Blue - Leon Russell UListen to Sample
27 Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

I wouldn't lump Lou Reed in with the rest of the singer-songwriter crowd. His music was more left-field than the other people on this list. - Gg2000

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28 Because the Night - Patti Smith UListen to Sample
29 It's Too Late - Carole King UListen to Sample
30 I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren UListen to Sample
31 Friends - Elton John UListen to Sample
32 Seasons - Elton John UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
2. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
3. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
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1. Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan
2. Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
3. After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
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1. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
2. Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
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