My Favorite Songs of the 1970s

Posted: September 4, 2013 in Rankings
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Once again I gathered up all the songs I rated “awesome” in a decade – this time the 70s. And while the individual years weren’t ranked in numerical order, this decade summary is. Once again, this order is based on how I feel right now. Today. Sitting at a computer. Whereas the order of preference while driving around town would probably result in a different order…and sitting on the deck in the sun with a beer would generate yet another order. But whatever. Enjoy. Both of you.

Here are all of the songs from the 1970s that I consider “awesome”:

1 Lola – The Kinks
2 Piano Man – Billy Joel
3 Give A Little Bit – Supertramp
4 The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
5 The Cover of the Rolling Stone – Dr. Hook
6 More Than A Feeling – Boston
7 Hotel California – Eagles
8 The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
9 Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
10 Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
11 Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk
12 Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
13 Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac
14 Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
15 Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
16 The Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
17 Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
18 Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
19 Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
20 Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin
21 Imagine – John Lennon
22 American Pie – Don McLean
23 Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
24 Say Hello – April Wine
25 No Time – The Guess Who
26 Maggie M’Gill – The Doors
27 Me And Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
28 Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
29 Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
30 Witchy Woman – Eagles
31 Angie – The Rolling Stones
32 Dream On – Aerosmith
33 D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin
34 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
35 No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
36 Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
37 Closer To The Heart – Rush
38 One Love – Bob Marley
39 Paradise By the Dashboard Light – Meat Loaf
40 Take A Chance On Me – ABBA
41 Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
42 Mother – Pink Floyd
43 Peace Frog – The Doors
44 Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
45 Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
46 We Will Rock You – Queen
47 Take It To The Limit – Eagles
48 The Joker – Steve Miller Band
49 Come Sail Away – Styx
50 Another Brick In The Wall (part II) – Pink Floyd
51 Instant Karma! – John Lennon, Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band
52 My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
53 No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature – The Guess Who
54 Take It Easy – Eagles
55 The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies
56 Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
57 Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
58 All Right Now – Free
59 See Me, Feel Me – The Who
60 Lyin’ Eyes – Eagles
61 Baba O’Reilly – The Who
62 Layla – Derek and the Dominos
63 Moondance – Van Morrison
64 Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
65 Rocket Man – Elton John
66 Sweet Talkin’ Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
67 Bicycle Race – Queen
68 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
69 Tangerine – Led Zeppelin
70 American Woman – The Guess Who
71 The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
72 Squeezebox – The Who
73 Foreplay / Long Time – Boston
74 T.N.T. – AC/DC
75 Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra
76 Shooting Star – Bad Company
77 Love Hurts – Nazareth
78 Peace Of Mind – Boston
79 Woodstock – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
80 Iron Man – Black Sabbath
81 Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band
82 Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
83 Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
84 Hair Of The Dog – Nazareth
85 Candle in the Wind – Elton John
86 Rock ‘N’ Me – Steve Miller Band
87 Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
88 You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) – Rod Stewart
89 Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees
90 Daniel – Elton John
91 (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult
92 Lean on Me – Bill Withers
93 Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
94 We Are The Champions – Queen

1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979

1960s          1970s          1980s          1990s

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