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

The Top Ten

Fire and Rain - James Taylor Fire and Rain - James Taylor Cover Art
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan Cover Art
If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot Cover Art

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

Running on Empty - Jackson Browne Running on Empty - Jackson Browne Cover Art
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver Rocky Mountain High - John Denver Cover Art
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot Cover Art

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

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Cover Art

Best song

American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean Cover Art
Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan Cover Art
Taxi - Harry Chapin Taxi - Harry Chapin Cover Art

The Contenders

Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens Cover Art
I Got a Name - Jim Croce I Got a Name - Jim Croce Cover Art
After the Gold Rush - Neil Young After the Gold Rush - Neil Young Cover Art
Peace Train - Cat Stevens Peace Train - Cat Stevens Cover Art
Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez Crucify Your Mind - Rodriguez Cover Art
Rocket Man - Elton John Rocket Man - Elton John Cover Art

With his lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

Your Song - Elton John Your Song - Elton John Cover Art

Not a Reggie fan, but this is beautiful.

Wild World - Cat Stevens Wild World - Cat Stevens Cover Art
The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart Cover Art

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

Help Me - Joni Mitchell Help Me - Joni Mitchell Cover Art
Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins Cover Art
Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce Cover Art

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

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.

Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey Cover Art
It's Too Late - Carole King It's Too Late - Carole King Cover Art
I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren Cover Art
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