My Favorite Songs of 1970

Posted: May 28, 2011 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

I’ve noticed a large increase in songs I enjoy this year. I had always kind of assumed that I enjoyed songs from the 60s more than those of the 70s but that is clearly not the case. More accurate – I enjoy bands who emerged in the 60s, but their better songs came out in the early 70s.

 

Awesome – 1 Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
Awesome – 1 Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Awesome – 1 All Right Now Free
Awesome – 1 My Sweet Lord George Harrison
Awesome – 1 Instant Karma! John Lennon, Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band
Awesome – 1 The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
Awesome – 1 Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
Awesome – 1 No Time The Guess Who
Awesome – 1 Lola The Kinks
Awesome – 1 See Me, Feel Me The Who
Awesome – 1 No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature The Guess Who
Awesome – 1 Moondance Van Morrison
Awesome – 1 Peace Frog The Doors
Awesome – 1 Maggie M’Gill The Doors
Awesome – 1 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 16 Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Awesome – 16 American Woman The Guess Who
Awesome – 16 Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Awesome – 16 Iron Man Black Sabbath
Awesome – 16 Tangerine Led Zeppelin
Great – 21 Paranoid Black Sabbath
Great – 21 Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
Great – 21 Love the One You’re With Stephen Stills
Great – 21 Let It Be The Beatles
Great – 21 Share the Land The Guess Who
Great – 21 I Think I Love You The Partridge Family
Great – 21 Summertime Blues The Who
Great – 21 Your Song Elton John
Great – 29 Hand Me Down World The Guess Who
Great – 29 Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Great – 29 Casey Jones Grateful Dead
Great – 29 I Heard it Through the Grapevine Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 33 Gimmie Shelter Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 33 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago
Pretty Good – 33 Looking Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 33 Travelin’ Band Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 33 After Midnight Eric Clapton
Pretty Good – 33 Mississippi Queen Mountain
Pretty Good – 33 Black Magic Woman Santana
Pretty Good – 33 Evil Ways Santana
Pretty Good – 33 El Condor Pasa Simon & Garfunkel
Pretty Good – 33 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam
Pretty Good – 33 Hey Lawdy Mama Steppenwolf
Pretty Good – 33 Up on Cripple Creek The Band
Pretty Good – 33 I Want You Back The Jackson 5
Pretty Good – 33 Sugar Sugar Wilson Pickett
Pretty Good – 33 Don’t Let Me Down The Beatles
Pretty Good – 33 Get Back The Beatles
Pretty Good – 33 Gallows Pole Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 33 Friends Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 33 Celebration Day Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 33 Out on the Tiles Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 53 Who’ll Stop the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 53 Ooh Child The Five Stairsteps
Pretty Good – 53 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
Pretty Good – 53 Midnight Rambler Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 53 Run Through the Jungles Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 53 The Shape I’m In The Band
Pretty Good – 53 Bus Rider The Guess Who
Pretty Good – 53 Truckin’ Grateful Dead
Pretty Good – 53 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
Pretty Good – 53 That’s the Way Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 63 Son of a Preacher Man Aretha Franklin
Not Bad – 63 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head B.J. Thomas
Not Bad – 63 Leaving on a Jet Plane Peter, Paul and Mary
Not Bad – 63 Born to Wander Rare Earth
Not Bad – 63 The Long and Winding Road The Beatles
Not Bad – 63 ABC The Jackson 5
Not Bad – 63 I’ll Be There The Jackson 5
Not Bad – 63 Voodoo Chile The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 63 Green-Eyed Lady Sugarloaf

 

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