My Favorite Songs of 1973

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The first classic rock album I ever bought was The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits. The Joker was my favorite track on that album. Angie is one of, perhaps the best, song by the Stones. And Over the Hills and Far Away ranks as No.2 on my favorite Led Zeppelin songs of all time. So 1973 was a good year in terms of music for my taste. Not so much in terms of quantity, but definitely quality.

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
Solid
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

10 Great Songs that were released in 1973

Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks

Rock On – David Essex

Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel

Stir it Up – Bob Marley and the Wailer

Let It Ride – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Money – Pink Floyd

Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack

The Ocean – Led Zeppelin

10 Truly Awesome Songs that were released in 1973

Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Drift Away – Dobie Gray

Angie – The Rolling Stones

The Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet

Dream On – Aerosmith

D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin

The Joker – Steve Miller Band

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Over the Hills and Far Away – Led Zeppelin

Candle in the Wind – Elton John

Daniel – Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John

Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd

You can listen to a playlist of these great songs on YouTube here.

Here is the complete list…

Awesome – 1FreebirdLynyrd Skynyrd
Awesome – 1AngieThe Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1The Ballroom BlitzThe Sweet
Awesome – 1Dream OnAerosmith
Awesome – 1D’yer Mak’erLed Zeppelin
Awesome – 1The JokerSteve Miller Band
Awesome – 1Piano ManBilly Joel
Awesome – 1Over the Hills and Far AwayLed Zeppelin
Awesome – 1Drift AwayDobie Gray
Awesome – 1Tuesday’s GoneLynyrd Skynyrd
Awesome – 11Candle in the WindElton John
Awesome – 11DanielElton John
Awesome – 11Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John
Great – 14Seasons In The SunTerry Jacks
Great – 14Rock OnDavid Essex
Great – 14Stuck in the Middle with YouStealers Wheel
Great – 14Stir it UpBob Marley and the Wailers
Great – 18We’re An American BandGrand Funk Railroad
Great – 18Let It RideBachman-Turner Overdrive
Great – 18MoneyPink Floyd
Great – 18Rocky Mountain WayJoe Walsh
Great – 18SuperstitionStevie Wonder
Great – 18Killing Me Softly With His SongRoberta Flack
Great – 18The OceanLed Zeppelin
Solid – 25DesperadoEagles
Solid – 25La GrangeZZ Top
Solid – 25Come and Get Your LoveRedbone
Solid – 25No QuarterLed Zeppelin
Solid – 25Reelin’ in the YearsSteely Dan
Solid – 25Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple
Solid – 25No More Mr Nice GuyAlice Cooper
Solid – 25China GroveThe Doobie Brothers
Solid – 25Live and Let DieWings
Solid – 25Long Train Runnin’The Doobie Brothers
Solid – 25Ramblin’ ManAllman Brothers Band
Solid – 25This Flight TonightNazareth
Solid – 25Turn On Your ReceiverNazareth
Solid – 38Follow Your Daughter HomeThe Guess Who
Solid – 38Dancing DaysLed Zeppelin
Solid – 38Tequila SunriseEagles
Solid – 38RazamanazNazareth
Not Bad – 42Get Up, Stand UpBob Marley and the Wailers
Not Bad – 42I Shot the SheriffBob Marley and the Wailers
Not Bad – 42Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 42Top of the WorldThe Carpenters
Not Bad – 42Your Mama Don’t DanceKenny Loggins & Jim Messina
Not Bad – 42FrankensteinEdgar Winter Group
Not Bad – 42Hello, HoorayAlice Cooper
Not Bad – 42Higher GroundStevie Wonder
Not Bad – 42I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)The Moody Blues
Not Bad – 42The Jean GenieDavid Bowie
Not Bad – 42Let’s Get It OnMarvin Gaye
Not Bad – 42Saturday Night’s Alright for FightingElton John
Not Bad – 42You Are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie Wonder
Not Bad – 42Keep Yourself AliveQueen
Not Bad – 42You’re Sixteen You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine)Ringo Starr
Not Bad – 42Bennie And The JetsElton John
Not Bad – 42Broken Down AngelNazareth
Not Bad – 42Bad Bad BoyNazareth

1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979

1960s          1970s          1980s          1990s

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