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

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

1 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
2 Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
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

4 Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
5 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
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.

7 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Best song

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

The Contenders

11 Taxi - Harry Chapin
12 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
13 I Got a Name - Jim Croce
14 Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez
15 Peace Train - Cat Stevens
16 Rocket Man - Elton John

With his lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

17 Wild World - Cat Stevens
18 The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

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

19 Your Song - Elton John

Not a Reggie fan, but this is beautiful.

20 Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins
21 Help Me - Joni Mitchell
22 Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey
23 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

24 Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
25 Anticipation - Carly Simon
26 Lady Blue - Leon Russell
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

28 Because the Night - Patti Smith
29 It's Too Late - Carole King
30 I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren
31 Friends - Elton John
32 Seasons - Elton John
33 Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John/Bernie Taupin
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