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 – 1 Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Awesome – 1 Angie The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 The Ballroom Blitz The Sweet
Awesome – 1 Dream On Aerosmith
Awesome – 1 D’yer Mak’er Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 The Joker Steve Miller Band
Awesome – 1 Piano Man Billy Joel
Awesome – 1 Over the Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 Drift Away Dobie Gray
Awesome – 1 Tuesday’s Gone Lynyrd Skynyrd
Awesome – 11 Candle in the Wind Elton John
Awesome – 11 Daniel Elton John
Awesome – 11 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
Great – 14 Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks
Great – 14 Rock On David Essex
Great – 14 Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
Great – 14 Stir it Up Bob Marley and the Wailers
Great – 18 We’re An American Band Grand Funk Railroad
Great – 18 Let It Ride Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Great – 18 Money Pink Floyd
Great – 18 Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh
Great – 18 Superstition Stevie Wonder
Great – 18 Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
Great – 18 The Ocean Led Zeppelin
Solid – 25 Desperado Eagles
Solid – 25 La Grange ZZ Top
Solid – 25 Come and Get Your Love Redbone
Solid – 25 No Quarter Led Zeppelin
Solid – 25 Reelin’ in the Years Steely Dan
Solid – 25 Smoke on the Water Deep Purple
Solid – 25 No More Mr Nice Guy Alice Cooper
Solid – 25 China Grove The Doobie Brothers
Solid – 25 Live and Let Die Wings
Solid – 25 Long Train Runnin’ The Doobie Brothers
Solid – 25 Ramblin’ Man Allman Brothers Band
Solid – 25 This Flight Tonight Nazareth
Solid – 25 Turn On Your Receiver Nazareth
Solid – 38 Follow Your Daughter Home The Guess Who
Solid – 38 Dancing Days Led Zeppelin
Solid – 38 Tequila Sunrise Eagles
Solid – 38 Razamanaz Nazareth
Not Bad – 42 Get Up, Stand Up Bob Marley and the Wailers
Not Bad – 42 I Shot the Sheriff Bob Marley and the Wailers
Not Bad – 42 Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) Rolling Stones
Not Bad – 42 Top of the World The Carpenters
Not Bad – 42 Your Mama Don’t Dance Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
Not Bad – 42 Frankenstein Edgar Winter Group
Not Bad – 42 Hello, Hooray Alice Cooper
Not Bad – 42 Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Not Bad – 42 I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) The Moody Blues
Not Bad – 42 The Jean Genie David Bowie
Not Bad – 42 Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Not Bad – 42 Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting Elton John
Not Bad – 42 You Are the Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
Not Bad – 42 Keep Yourself Alive Queen
Not Bad – 42 You’re Sixteen You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine) Ringo Starr
Not Bad – 42 Bennie And The Jets Elton John
Not Bad – 42 Broken Down Angel Nazareth
Not Bad – 42 Bad Bad Boy Nazareth

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