Best Songs of the 70's


1 ---superstition - stevie wonder
2 ---la grange - zz top
3 ---roadhouse blues - the doors
4 ---what's going on? - marvin gaye
5 ---whole lotta love - led zeppelin
6 ---get up (i feel like being a) sex machine - james brown
7 ---superfly - curtis mayfield
8 ---let's stay together - al green
9 ---comfortably numb - pink floyd
10 --imagine - john lennon
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11 --sultans of swing - dire straits
12 --vienna - billy joel
13 --the ballad of john & yoko - the beatles
14 --papa was a rolling stone - the temptations
15 --both sides, now - joni mitchell
16 --me & mrs. jones -billy paul
17 --sympathy for the devil - the rolling stones
18 --midnight rider - gregg allman
19 --abc - the jackson 5
20 --(don't worry) if there's a hell below... - curtis mayfield
21 --message in the bottle - the police
22 --maggie may - rod stewart
23 --tear the roof off the sucker - parliament
24 --bang a gong - t.rex
25 --ziggy stardust - david bowie
26 --be thankful for what you got - william de vaughan
27 --can't you hear me knockin' - the rolling stones
28 --police & theives - junior murvin
29 --i want you back - jackson 5
30 --hotel california - the eagles
31 --got to give it up (part 1) - marvin gaye
32 --so lonely - the police
33 --war - edwin starr
34 --one way out - allman brothers band
35 --black water - the doobie brothers
36 --the payback - james brown
37 --l.a. woman - the doors
38 --don't fear the reaper - blue oyster cult
39 --i wish - stevie wonder
40 --let's get it on - marvin gaye
41 --solsbury hill - peter gabriel
42 --thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin) - sly & the family stone
43 --can't get enough of your love, babe - barry white
44 --family affair - sly & the family stone
45 --use me - bill withers
46 --sweet thing - rufus w/ chaka khan
47 --exodus - bob marley & the wailers
48 --born to run - bruce springsteen
49 --all right now - free
50 --50 ways to leave your lover - paul simon
51 --low rider - war
52 --southbound - allman brothers band
53 --beast of burden - the rolling stones
54 --sugar magnolia - grateful dead
55 --travelin' band - creedence clearwater revival
56 --higher ground - stevie wonder
57 --spirit in the sky - norman greenbaum
58 --layla - derek & the dominoes
59 --roxanne - the police
60 --stayin alive - the bee gees
61 --doing it to death - fred wesley & the jbs
62 --black betty - ram jam
63 --bohemian rhapsody - queen
64 --say you love me - fleetwood mac
65 --do it, fluid - the blackbyrds
66 --surrender - cheap trick
67 --summer breeze - seals & crofts
68 --flash light - parliament
69 --theme from shaft - isaac hayes
70 --right place, wrong time - dr. john
71 --brand new key - melanie
72 --blitzkrieg bop - the ramones
73 --o-o-h child - the five stair steps
74 --i know you got soul - bobby byrd
75 --suffragette city - david bowie
76 --ooh la la - the faces
77 --living for the city - stevie wonder
78 --funky kingston - toots & the maytals
79 --tumbling dice - the rolling stones
80 --take the money & run - steve miller band
81 --pressure drop - toots & the maytals
82 --everybody is a star - sly & family stone
83 --tell me something good - rufus w/ chaka khan
84 --us & them - pink floyd
85 --stairway to heaven - led zeppelin
86 --let it be - the beatles
87 --anarchy in the u.k. - the sex pistols
88 --run through the jungle - creedence clearwater revival
89 --oh girl - the chi-lites
90 --lola - the kinks
91 --venus - the shocking blue
92 --move on up - curtis mayfield
93 --best of my love - the emotions
94 --money - pink floyd
95 --moby dick - led zeppelin
96 --slow ride - foghat
97 --for the love of money - the o'jays
98 --stuck in the middle with you - stealer's wheel
99 --good times - chic
100 -funky music sho nuff turns me on - edwin starr
101 -uptown top ranking - donna & althea
102 -me & bobby mcgee - janis joplin
103 -revival - allman brothers band
104 -funk you up - sequence
105 -baba o'riley - the who
106 -trouble - cat stevens
107 -one love / people get ready - bob marley
108 -pusher man - curtis mayfield
109 -brown sugar - the rolling stones
110 -p-funk (wants to get funked up ) - parliament
111 -me & julio down by the schoolyard - paul simon
112 -we can work it out - stevie wonder
113 -werewolves of london- warren zevon
114 -misty mountain hop - led zeppelin
115 -will it go round in circles - billy preston
116 -walk on the wild side - lou reed
117 -help me - joni mitchell
118 -peace frog - the doors
119 -apeman - the kinks
120 -young americans - david bowie
121 -funky nassau (part 1)- beginning of the end
122 -knockin on heaven's door - bob dylan
123 -the wind - cat stevens
124 -express yourself -charles wright
125 -rock steady - aretha franklin
126 -runnin with the devil - van halen
127 -moondance - van morrison
128 -dirty deeds done dirt cheap - ac/dc
129 -one way or another - blondie
130 -squeeze box - the who
131 -ramble on - led zeppelin
132 -bustin loose - chuck brown & the soul searchers
133 -paranoid - black Sabbath
134 -(what's so funny bout) peace love & understanding? - elvis costello
135 -green-eyed lady - sugarloaf
136 -legalize it - peter tosh
137 -highway to hell - ac/dc
138 -dance the night away - van halen
139 -don't you worry bout a thing - stevie wonder
140 -spill the wine - eric burdon & war
141 -psycho killer - talking heads
142 -long cool woman ( in a black dress ) - the hollies
143 -in the summertime - mungo jerry
144 -rebel rebel - david bowie
145 -i gotcha - joe tex
146 -rhiannon - fleetwood mac
147 -funk #49 - the james gang
148 -beat on the brat - the ramones
149 -next to you - the police
150 -i wanna be your lover - prince
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151 -dancing days - led zeppelin
152 -i need to know - tom petty & the heartbreakers
153 -tush - zz top
154 -you haven't done nothin - stevie wonder
155 -won't get fooled again - the who
156 -ain't talkin bout love - van halen
157 -mercy mercy me (the ecology) - marvin gaye
158 -groove me - king floyd
159 -dreams - fleetwood mac
160 -rock n me - steve miller band
161 -freddie's dead - curtis mayfield
162 -wish you were here - pink floyd
163 -ace of spades - motorhead
164 -thunder road - bruce springsteen
165 -miss you - the rolling stones
166 -the rubberband man - the spinners
167 -mother & child reunion - paul simon
168 -oye como va - santana
169 -mary jane - rick james
170 -peace of mind - boston
171 -one toke over the line - brewer & shipley
172 -sweet emotion - aero smith
173 -the chain - fleetwood mac
174 -down by the river - neil young
175 -a message to you rudi - the specials
176 -20th century boy - t.rex
177 -do it again - steely dan
178 -life's been good - joe walsh
179 -cocaine in my brain - dillinger
180 -rapper's delight - sugar hill gang
181 -gimme shelter - the rolling stones
182 -is this love - bob marley
183 -the stranger - billy joel
184 -street life - randy crawford
185 -good times roll - the cars
186 -my sharona - the knack
187 -let's work together - canned heat
188 -redemption song - bob marley & the wailers
189 -maybe i'm amazed - paul mccartney
190 -can't get enough - bad company
191 -because the night - patti smith group
192 -new york state of mind - billy joel
193 -strawberry letter #23 - the brothers johnson
194 -never can say goodbye - the jackson 5
195 -you make loving fun - fleetwood mac
196 -easy - the commodores
197 -in memory of elizabeth reed - allman brothers band
198 -try (just a little bit harder) - janis Joplin
199 -changes - david bowie
200 -jamie's cryin - van halen
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201 -hey hey my my (into the black) - neil young
202 -across 110th street - bobby womack & peace
203 -magic man - heart
204 -casey jones - grateful dead
205 -radar love - golden earring
206 -i want you to want me (live) - cheap trick
207 -le freak - chic
208 -stir it up - bob marley & the wailers
209 -people get up & drive your funky soul - james brown
210 -better must come - delroy wilson
211 -jungle boogie - kool & the gang
212 -judy is a punk - the ramones
213 -space oddity - david bowie
214 -i'm gonna love you just a little more baby - barry white
215 -i'd love to change the world - ten years after
216 -statesboro blues - allman brothers band
217 -watching the detectives - elvis costello
218 -don't stop til you get enough - michael jackson
219 -ever fallen in love - the buzz cocks
220 -life during wartime - talking heads
221 -jungle fever - the chakachas
222 -rock n roll hoochie koo - rick derringer
223 -join together - the who
224 -bridge over troubled water - simon & garfunkel
225 -if you really love me - stevie wonder
226 -feeling alright - joe cocker
227 -cocaine - eric clapton
228 -the joker - steve miller band
229 -golden years - david bowie
230 -i feel the earth move - carole king
231 -september - earth wind & fire
232 -ain't wastin time no more - allman brothers band
233 -shattered - the rolling stones
234 -mighty love (part 1) - the spinners
235 -coconut - nilsson
236 -free man in paris - joni Mitchell
237 -false rasta (rascal man) - delroy wilson
238 -is he really going out with him? - joe jackson
239 -proud mary - ike & tina turner
240 -chameleon - herbie hancock
241 -scenes from an italian restaurant - billy joel
242 -live and let die - paul mccartney
243 -no more mr. nice guy - alice cooper
244 -walk this way - aerosmith
245 -lively up yourself - bob marley
246 -black dog - led zeppelin
247 -hey you - pink floyd
248 -the world is a ghetto - war
249 -the revolution will not be televised - gil-scott heron
250 -the thrill is gone - b.b. king
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251 -ice cream man - van halen
252 -long time woman - pam grier
253 -the gambler - kenny rogers
254 -instant karma - john lennon
255 -you can't always get what you want - the rolling stones
256 -cisco kid - war
257 -clean up woman - betty wright
258 -can't you see - marshall tucker band
259 -lay down sally - eric clapton
260 -evil ways - santana
261 -same old song and dance - aerosmith
262 -come and get your love - redbone
263 -ghost song - jim morrison & the doors
264 -hey hey what can I do - led zeppelin
265 -american girl - tom petty
266 -teenage lobotomy - the ramones
267 -your song - elton john
268 -one bourbon, one scotch, one beer - george thorogood
269 -captain jack - billy joel
270 -have a good time - paul simon
271 -you really got me - van halen
272 -young lust - pink floyd
273 -up the junction - squeeze
274 -bop gun (endangered species) - parliament
275 -it's a shame - the spinners
276 -10th avenue freeze out - bruce springsteen
277 -it's too late - carole king
278 -got to get you into my life - earth wind & fire
279 -riders on the storm - the doors
280 -more than a feeling - boston
281 -never been any reason - head east
282 -big yellow taxi - joni mitchell
283 -piano man - billy joel
284 -boogie shoes - kc & the sunshine band
285 -hot legs - rod stewart
286 -ob-la-di ob-la-da - the beatles
287 -fat bottomed girls - queen
288 -cecilia - simon & garfunkel
289 -when the revolution comes - the last poets
290 -sweet home alabama - lynyrd skynyrd
291 -american pie - don mclean
292 -honky cat - elton john
293 -sunday papers - joe jackson
294 -two tickets to paradise - eddie money
295 -I can see clearly now - johnny nash
296 -rocky mountain way - joe walsh
297 -you are the sunshine of my life - stevie wonder
298 -frankenstein - edgar winter group
299 -no woman, no cry - bob marley & the wailers
300 -band on the run - paul mccartney
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301 -lust for life - iggy pop
302 -bring it on home - led zeppelin
303 -little green bag - george baker selection
304 -cornbread - the blackbyrds
305 -cretin hop - the ramones
306 -i'll be around - the spinners
307 -ain't no stopping us now - mcfadden & whitehead
308 -slip slidin away - paul simon
309 -what is & what shall never be - led zeppelin
310 -tiny dancer - elton john
311 -i wanna be sedated - the ramones
312 -smoke on the water - deep purple
313 -signed sealed delivered, i'm yours - stevie wonder
314 -jamming - bob marley & the wailers
315 -pass the peas - the Jbs
316 -free ride - edgar winter group
317 -cruel to be kind - nick lowe
318 -joy to the world - three dog night
319 -burning love - elvis presley
320 -reelin in the years - steely dan
321 -wild world - cat stevens
322 -saturday in the park - chicago
323 -wake up everybody - harold melvin & the blue notes
324 -midnight train to geprgia - gladys knight & the pips
325 -barracuda - heart
326 -heart of glass - blondie
327 -i hear you knocking - dave edmunds
328 -the devil went down to georgia - charlie daniels band
329 -tonights the night (gonna be alright) - rod stewart
330 -call me the breeze - lynyrd skynyrd
331 -melissa - allman brothers band
332 -take me to the river - talking heads
333 -sex & drugs & rock n roll - ian dury
334 -just my imagination - the temptations
335 -moving in stereo - the cars
336 -sweet leaf - black sabbath
337 -don't stop - fleetwood mac
338 -still crazy after all these years - paul simon
339 -running on empty - jackson browne
340 -breakdown - tom petty & the heartbreakers
341 -waiting in vain - bob marley & the wailers
342 -keep on truckin - eddie kendrick
343 -don't leave me this way - thelma houston
344 -treat her like a lady - cornelius bros. & sister rose
345 -blinded by the light - manfred mann's earth band
346 -bad bad leroy brown - jim croce
347 -dancing queen - abba
348 -nothin from nothin - billy preston
349 -my best friend's girl - the cars
350 -over the hills and far away - led zeppelin
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351 -september gurls - big star
352 -rocket man - elton john
353 -mississippi queen - mountain
354 -three little birds - bob marley & the wailers
355 -miami 2017 (seen the lights go out on b'way) - billy joel
356 -hot pants - james brown
357 -brandy ( you're a fine girl) - looking glass
358 -the jean genie - david bowie
359 -gypsy - fleetwood mac
360 -it's only rock n roll (but i like it) - the rolling stones
361 -a man needs a maid - neil young
362 -radio radio - elvis costello
363 -mexico - james taylor
364 -heart of gold - neil young
365 -truckin - grateful dead
366 -dazz - brick
367 -do it (til you're satisfied) - b.t. express
368 -you're my best friend - queen
369 -sir duke - stevie wonder
370 -love her madly - the doors
371 -never been to spain - three dog night
372 -domino - van morrison
373 -it don't come easy - ringo starr
374 -da ya think i'm sexy? - rod stewart
375 -killing me softly with his song - roberta flack
376 -drift away - dobie gray
377 -pop muzik - m
378 -don't be shy - cat stevens
379 -feel like makin love - bad company
380 -close the door - teddy pendergrass
381 -shining star - earth wind & fire
382 -lean on me - bill withers
383 -knocks me off my feet - stevie wonder
384 -if you want me to stay - sly & the family stone
385 -bitch - the rolling stones
386 -pick up the pieces - average white band
387 -the robots - kraftwerk
388 -hot stuff - donna summer
389 -i thank you - zz top
390 -i can understand it - the new birth
391 -go your own way - fleetwood mac
392 -roadrunner - the modern lovers
393 -who'll stop the rain - creedence clearwater revival
394 -the boys are back in town - thin lizzy
395 -jolene - dolly parton
396 -fire and rain - james taylor
397 -come to me - france joli
398 -roots, rock reggae - bob marley
399 -tired of being alone - al green
400 -fight the power (part 1)- the isley brothers

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401 -(not just) knee deep - funkadelic
402 -the hump - patrice rushen
403 -let's go - the cars
404 -school's out - alice cooper
405 -fire - ohio players
406 -superman lover - johnny ‘guitar' watson
407 -let's do it again - the staple singers
408 -up for the down stroke - parliament
409 -night moves - bob seger & the silver bullet band
410 -i wanna get next to you - rose royce
411 -nutbush city limits - ike & tina turner
412 -i need a lover - john cougar mellencamp
413 -fame - david bowie
414 -war pigs - black sabbath
415 -takin care of business - bachman-turner overdrive
416 -can't stand losing you - the police
417 -if you want to sing out - cat stevens
418 -work to do - the isley brothers
419 -ohio - c.s.n.y
420 -sweet jane - the velvet underground
421 -silly love songs - paul mccartney & wings
422 -down & out in new york city - james brown
423 -ball of confusion - the temptations
424 -foreplay: long time - boston
425 -cinnamon girl - neil young
426 -bad company - bad company
427 -chocolate city - parliament
428 -i'll take you there - the staple singers
429 -dreaming - blondie
430 -a horse with no name - america
431 -the seeker - the who
432 -pretty girl - delroy wilson
433 -hooked on a feeling - blue swede
434 -lawyers, guns & money - warren zevon
435 -think (about it) - lyn collins
436 -you're in my heart (the final acclaim) - rod stewart
437 -lady marmalade - labelle
438 -fly like an eagle - steve miller band
439 -ain't no sunshine - bill withers
440 -future shock - curtis mayfield
441 -love will find a way - pablo cruise
442 -disco inferno - the tramps
443 -warm leatherette - the normal
444 -brick house - the commodores
445 -love hurts - nazareth
446 -(your love has lifted me) higher and higher - rita coolidge
447 -crazy on you - heart
448 -movin out (anthony's song) - billy joel
449 -don't pull your love - hamilton, joe frank & reynolds
450 -soft and wet - prince

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Comments 144 comments

Iðunn 8 years ago

passing through with a thumbs up :)


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HubPages 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

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JAY 7 years ago

fREAKING COOL. tHANKS.


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midnightbliss 7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

some of those songs are still being played on the radio, and i love listening to the songs opf 70s


English Teacher 7 years ago

As #255 rattles in my brain, can someone tell me how Diana Ross managed to excape from this list? There must be something she did worthy of this 70's list.


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Deltachord 7 years ago from United States

Cool list, but personally, my first ten when be a little different.


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

DJ the diversity of this list Is epic and there are so many excellent tunes on It . I probabaly know the word to most If not all these songs . Nice job Bro !


EddieTeach26 7 years ago

I'm not sure if I missed it but is "Go All The Way" by The Raspberries NOT on this list? If it isn't, that's a shame.


Chuck 7 years ago

Great list, but so much is left out; there was far more music deserving on this list


Vin 6 years ago

How did Midnight Train to Georgia not make the top 100?


heather 6 years ago

midnight to georgia needs spell check lol x


Tommy 6 years ago

Ob la di, Ob la da isn't from the 70s, its from 1968!


John Avinash Rae 6 years ago

I am very much surprised that apart from Hotel calafornia, no other Eagle song finds the list. Many of their songs were and are still being heard on Radio all over the world,than most of the songs listed. I think this huge list needs more introspection.


TCK 6 years ago

Awesome list - keep on truckin'!


Scott 6 years ago

Ever heard of the Eagles?


mike 6 years ago

Great list of 70s songs.


Joel Seong Koon 6 years ago

There Must Be Many More Of The 70's Greats, Where Have They Gone To, I Wonder? But This 450's Are Something We Will Remember For A Long Long Time To Go By.....


Kitch 6 years ago

The doors should be in it more!


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jj200 6 years ago from My Bedroom

It's hit or miss for me. Some of the time it looks like you're just taking the obvious "hit" track from the artist or album, when I think there are better album tracks available. Sometimes I totally agree with the choice: Rapper's Delight, Bob Marley, Over the Hills and Far Away, Night Moves, The Cars!

My Ramones picks: Rockaway Beach, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, but no Clash AT ALL? Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London? I don't really even know his work that well, but I feel like that was his sell-out to get paid song.

I just expected more depth after reading your tear on the Rolling Stone 500 albums article, and what you'd have included. Over all though, a pretty good list, just puzzling at times.

P.S. You basically have the "Dazed and Confused" soundtrack on here, which is awesome.


Aaron 6 years ago

Mad cool must have taken you hours


Dave 6 years ago

The title of #272 is "Young Lust" instead of "Dirty Woman."


Matt 6 years ago

Love the list, not going to berate you for songs that should or should not be on it as all lists like this are open to interpretation. It's lists like yours that give me ideas for songs to DL that I don't have yet.


Lisa 6 years ago

Where's Jethro Tull (best song is Thick as a Brick), Genesis (best song Firth of Fifth) or George Harrison (best song Art of Dying).

Also:

The Beatles' best song in the 70's is I Me Mine (or Across The Universe (don't know if that counts as the 70's)).

Led Zeppelin's best song ever is Kashmir.

Wings' best song is Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five.

Pink Floyd's best song is probably Time.

Blondie's No Imagination should have been on your list too.

All this is just my opinion though.

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Some mistakes:

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da is from the 60's.

Live and Let Die is by the Wings, not McCartney.


Lisa 6 years ago

And Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights?


Mitch 6 years ago

Does anyone remember a song with the words which go something like this..........I've got the recital vital blues Tchaikovsky and his blue suede shoes. Thats all we can recall. Heard it lots on a friends cassette in their car goin to work around 1974 1975 1976. Please help its driving us insane


Don S 6 years ago

To Mitch: You were looking for this song which has been driving you all insane. Well I cured your insanity. It is by Neil Innes - Re-cycled Vinyl Blues. Here is a link to youtube for the song. enjoy, ~Don

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBxGPfFZWqU


stephen Newton 6 years ago

I Love the jackson 5 up to the Bees gees also Donna summer and wild cherry and bruce Springsteen and best of the 70's and rockin 70's and up to ABBA and i am fan of 70's movies and t.v shows like saturday night fever and star wars episode 4 a new hope grease and that 70's show and saturday night live to and also had been from the time my mom and my dad when they were teenagers in the 70's by the time of the 80's is around the time of 1987 is the year of when I was born that's year when my brother michael jackson did the bad album .


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Free1108 6 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

I know I am late; but can't leave this unmentioned..I can't believe there is NO song on this list by The Band!! I know most of their better songs were written and recorded in the '60s; but they were touring and playing these songs until 1976. "Up On Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" came out on their brown album in '69; but hit the radio in '69 and '70. In '75 they did "Ophelia" and "Acadian Driftwood". The Band's contributions to the history of Classic Rock is major...A SHAME they were ignored!


savvy 6 years ago

I guess some people didn't read the title. Songs of the 70's. Thanks for the listing. Very good job indeed.


leonardo 79 6 years ago

creo que es una buena lista, pero no tienes ningún tema de electric light orchestra ... Telephone line, Mr.Blue sky, last train to london.. Etc.., también aporto con gerry rafferty con right down the line y rita coolidge con we're all alone.


MeleaniesMom 6 years ago

Back in the 70's there were several songs where there were questions asked in the song and then a line from another popular song was inserted as the answer. Does anyone remember these songs and what they were called?


70's Kid 6 years ago

I can't believe .38 Special Did not make this list?! They rock! One of the best rock & roll bands of all time for sure!


Baggins 6 years ago

Sympathy For The Devil is from 1968, not the '70's.


Simonon 6 years ago

Where are the clash?!


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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

in the 80's


Dick B. 6 years ago

Great job all the way, thank you for sharing.


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Gobias 6 years ago

I feel honored to give you a music recommendation funktual! I'm assuming you haven't heard Television's Marquee Moon because if you had it would have to have a song or two on this list! For reference, Television is a huge influence on one of your (and my) favorite modern bands, The Strokes. Marquee Moon is just an awesome awesome album with a lot of great tracks.

By the way I just left you a few other comments under Tom and then I remembered I had made an account here! Still not sure what to hub about but I love reading yours and watching your videos!


jewellworks 6 years ago

there are ALOT of great songs on here, but you left out an entire ERA: disco. -not that im a huge disco fan, but the BeeGees had hit after hit after hit... How deep Is Your Love was an ENOURMOUS song! Tragedy, Night Fever, Love You Inside out...

im also a huge fan of Frank Zappa, and id have to add Dinah Mo Hum to the list. Dont Eat the Yellow Snow...


jewellworks 6 years ago

george Harrison - Give Me Love


The Frozen One 6 years ago

Dude I just purchased 12 songs from Amazon because of you!!


angelita huang 6 years ago

wow! crazy band names and song titles quite unique compare to the decade of 80s 90s and year 2000.


Grant 6 years ago

Nice but um, what's dirty woman by pink Floyd? I'm a big Floyd fan and I'm 99% sure that's not a song. Maybe young lust, so look into it


Luda 6 years ago

A lot of songs missing Howzat by Sherbet

Sky High by Jigsaw

Hold On by Ian Gomm


Jerry 6 years ago

What about "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas?


Craig 6 years ago

There are a ton of Elton John songs missing

There But For The Grace Of God by Machine

Patrice Rushen also had Forget Me Nots

The whole disco scene doesn't exist here

Where is Andy Gibb?

Blondie Rapture.

Now to add a song that I remember from a countdown when I was a kid. The countdown was in '76 so I am not sure of the year it went "Got to get up to the get down feeling, go to get up and get it on." I thought I imagined until it came om in a restaurant. So if anyone knows it please let me know. It has been driving me nuts since the early 80's


garry 6 years ago

OSMOSIS, 'She didn't even remember my name' would have to get a mention


travis 6 years ago

stairway to heaven is number 85? i think it should be a bit higher


Pablo Ataniya 6 years ago

Bohemian Rhapsody #63????... Stairway To Heaven at #85??????.... You just had your brain burning through the headphones!!!... Some songs are from the 60's.. and by the way it seems that you not really know the 70's...


Flashover 6 years ago

Just wanted to say a big thanks for the time you did with the listing as it is everyones taste is different and it would take thousands of titles to really make up a killer list for the 70's group. I see 100's of titles that could have been placed but; a nice list anyway. Keep on ROCKING!!!


nathan 6 years ago

weres kate bush :( she was the best of the 70s and 80s


Jason 5 years ago

Where's KISS at on the list???


Ron 5 years ago

Who sang the song and what is the title? It has a line that goes "once upon a time I drank a little wine, was as happy as could be. Now I'm just like a cat on a hot tin roof baby what do you think you're doing to me."


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DJ Funktual 5 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Get Down - Gilbert O'Sullivan

(just google it next time)


Pisslips 5 years ago

Stairway


steven calderon  5 years ago

I really think that that list should have only classic rock music of solid solid rock band that list is not the classic rock that we want


Ashwini Sonawane 5 years ago

it's an not bad


g-bera 5 years ago

Hey there was a song I heard it one time back in 75 allways wondered who sang it. the lyrics that I remember go like this (one for the money two for the show three for the lady on the radio and four for the world you,ll never know you'll never know if only there was a better way to go) well if you or any of your fans know it or find it will forever appr. and thanks just the same the seventys rocked and the music always will


DonDart 5 years ago

Good Job ! I have been having a tough time finding someone to post a listing of the 70's music . Eventhough some might be missing still like it.

Thank you


Fa 5 years ago

@g-bera That song is called Two for the show by Trooper


rembrandt 5 years ago

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN, Thin Lizzy.


bino 5 years ago

can anyone help me,

i am looking for an old song for my father, he has it on his caset, and we only need to know, who is the singer and the name of the song!!

it starts with:

how can i live, if you are going to leave me, i surly cry, without you.....


Axis 5 years ago

A lot of you people commenting on this list can't seem to grasp the concept that this is ONE PERSON'S OPINION on what the greatest songs of the 70's are. Just because YOUR favorite songs didn't make the list doesn't mean you have to get all bent out of shape over it.


Ed 5 years ago

ob la di ob la da is 68 off the white album, not 70's. Besides the white album mistakes, accurate and great list


asleemdsdfdsf 5 years ago

Anyway... do you need an intro and outro in a song?or could it be just instrumental and then start sing?


BR 5 years ago

ummmm freebird?????


OHYEAAA 5 years ago

Black betty by Ram Jma would be in my top 10


nano 5 years ago

"Sympathy for the devil" is not a 70s song, it was recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1968


nano 5 years ago

and "Ramble on" (Led Zeppelin) is from 1969.


nano 5 years ago

and "Ob la di ob la da" was recorded on The Beatles' White Album (1968).


70sdiscosteve 5 years ago

disco ruled the 70s everything else was not in the same league


Rick 5 years ago

Way too much R&B, hard rock, etc. Not enough folk and soft rock. Study something melodic called major key tonality at Pandora.com. It's reason why 70s was best decade for music.


Cheree 5 years ago

WHAT ABOUT??? WHAT ABOUT??? This is obviously their own perspective on what they feel is the best, quite clearly passionate as to have spent so much time writing this out...... if you don't like it, take the time out to write your own list out and see what other people think of yours... i'm sure they'll still have something to add.


Jack 5 years ago

what is that song that goes:

sa bla boom wa..... ooeeoooo

????

Please guys I'm desperate


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

Voting this up.


mike 5 years ago

Great list of 70s songs. The 70s era had a lot of different genres of hits.


jon 5 years ago

There was a song in '78 or,'79, I can't remember the song or artist, but some of the lyrics are ' oh,... yeah,.... spendin' the night together'. I'm desperate. Who sang that? Please help Me!


evmarse 5 years ago

Jon I think you might mean "Sharing the Night Together" by Dr. Hook, 1978.

ev


johnny 5 years ago

Where are Tiny Dancer, Yor song, Bennie and the jets, Crocdile rock, Daniel, candle in the wind? I can´t believe that there are just two Elton John ´s songs there!! This is wrong.


ade the cool person 5 years ago

what about Darts? Or did i miss it?


vl 5 years ago

cant believe that STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY are placed too low on the list. they are even considered as one of the best songs OF ALL TIME.


Joe 5 years ago

The eagles blew and spewed some of the slickest slimyest songs this side of Wilson phillips.

That's why they don't appear here much.

That alone makes this list by definition fairly accurate.


silkshakes 5 years ago

Mitch...if you get this great! The song you are looking for is Neil Innes - Recyled Vinyl Blues.

Hope you get this!


Ray 5 years ago

i remember this one song from the 70s when i was a kid.

all i can remember was a part of the lyrics ,

we will get you down, we will get you down, we will get you home.we will get you home.

we will get you down down down , we will get you home..

anyone know the name ??? thanks


70s dude 5 years ago

I love lists like these - I would add Time Passages or Song on the Radio by Al Stewart = an underrated artist was Dancin' in the Moonlight or Midnight at the Oasis in there? Those are some great lat enight listening tunes


epierre72 5 years ago

does anyone no... a song from the 70's that goes like..

ola ola ola aye rolly rolly chickabunga


mr. Haggard 5 years ago

you never even called me by my name~


Doc Haley 5 years ago

Seem a couple of old tunes from the early 70's that still have traction with the older crowd are Dixie Chicken and Brown Eyed Girl.

But I could have missed them.

Dixie Chicken is still played all over the south and with Van Morrison being inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, you would have thought he would have been given a spot?

Cya


Doc Haley 5 years ago

PART of the 70's was still great music. The middle to latter part got away from traditional rock/folk/hillbilly roadhouse music.

PART of the 60's (64-69) were in my opinion the greatest formative years for music. The 3 piece garage bands that became national treasures in just a few years after stepping on stage will never be replaced and the 3 piece garage bands all but do not exist any longer.

Just imagine all that music coming from 3 people?!

Cream

ZZ Top

SRV

and on and on.

They are no more.

They were magicians, not just musicians and artists. They were magicians.

Cya


Tommy Boy 5 years ago

Stevie Wonder #1? No Rush in the list? Jackson 5, ABC-That song isn't in the top 45,000.


Donato 5 years ago

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da was re released as a single in 1976


Johny 5 years ago

Where's Lou Rawls - YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE?


Jerec Darkheart 4 years ago

Could someone please explain to me why no Ted Nugent and no LYNYRD FREAKIN SKYNYRD FREE BIRD?!?!?! awesome mix though..


Jeff 4 years ago

The Beatles weren't recording music in the 70's. Let it Be was released May of '70, but was recorded in '69.


Osly 4 years ago

Iron Man by Black Sabbath and Hopelessly Devoted to You by Olivia Newton-John, are two of the greatest and most popular songs of all time, and they're not even in the list!!!! Both two should've been in the top 10!

Btw where's the Queen's We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, We Are the Champions?? Man, this list sucks. Sorry..


Elizabeth:) 4 years ago

Hi!!! Sorry to correct you, but Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy",(#359), was not released until 1982...It is a great song though,and should be included in your 80's list!! Take care everyone!!:)


mike 4 years ago

wheres shattered?


Vinny 4 years ago

Niel Sedaka, Nigel Olsson, Cliff Richard


Vinny 4 years ago

....Climax Blues Band, Little River Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Ambrosia, Bread, Exile, Todd Rundgren, Carpenters, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, April Wine, Ace, Firefall, Orleans, Robbie Dupree. The list goes on. Does anyone else remember these?


Collins 4 years ago

Thanks for a great list, i have listened to these songs over and over again and they literally never get old! and No.1 is definatly well deserved.

70's was the best time for music!


John 4 years ago

This list is not great. There were so many other music groups whose music was heard on the radio and it is not listed here. No Eagles, carpenters, beegees,Chicago etc. Crap list you have come out with. Anybody who says that the sons of Eagles are slimest and not good does not know music. PERIOD.


Pete 4 years ago

Chicago, Kansas, and The Quesadillas Who were more dof the radioominating the many if these songs listed. What's up with that?


jared 4 years ago

i doubt the list is in order by popularity because everyone knows stairway to heaven would be number 1. But where is Freebird?? Definitely in the top 10 if not top 5 best rock songs of the 70s


silvia 4 years ago

My mum has downloaded all these songs!!! She is crazy inlove with them


Trina 4 years ago

Someone mentioned Little River Band. Definitely should have been on this list for the song Reminiscing - released in 1978.

:::"Reminiscing", written by Goble, was recognised by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays to its credit.::::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_River_Band


Becky 4 years ago

If you're going to expand this list to 500, maybe you could include'Still the Same' by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band,Peter Frampton's 'Show Me the Way, 'Beth' by Kiss and any number of releases by Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions). While we might not agree with all of your picks, I respect the attempt because, as we know, the seventies was an awesome decade for music! *If I've listed songs that appeared on your list, forgive me...my eyesight isn't what it used to be, lol!


Katts 4 years ago

Wings had Admiral Halsey/Uncle Albert, Ringo Starr with It don't Come Easy, Harrison with My Sweet Lord. Then Matthew's Southern Comfort with their version of Woodstock. Carole King It's Too Late, America Sister Golden Hair, It was the absolute best time for Music. Look at all the stuff that is done on American Idol that brings down the roof -- It is always from the 70's or early 80's (Just skip the disco era....)


Dave 4 years ago

I would like to submit one ... how about Strawberry Letter 22


macaroni 4 years ago

hey guys im sorry but i would like an information can enybody tel me what is the name of a rock song that the lyrics say something about God and the Devil gambling over a soul i really need it but i don't remember the name nor the name of the band and i cant find it


Chris 4 years ago

Hi macraoni,

I think chris de burg sung that song. It has something to do with a train with god

And the devil playing cards for peoples souls .?


ladyjackson95 4 years ago

excuse me but why michael jackson ans the jackson 5 are so low???!!!JESUS CHRIST!!!:@


susan 4 years ago

i looked up list of 70s songs and it pulled up everyone of the bands most of you talked about in your post its pretty cool list some songs i have not herd in forever i also love songs from the 70's i noticed thay don't have kiss listed here either and thay where a big hit back then also so check out the other site. just do a search and say list of 70s songs and it will come right up for you to look at. :)you wont be disapointed folks. its all there.


Elsie Gunther 4 years ago

Please please please.

I'm looking for a song which was on the South African Top 20 on Sprinbok Radio with David Gresham. The song is - A shoulder to cry on, original artist, Denise Freeman. The lyrics are as follows: I'm just a shoulder to cry on, when someone breaks your heart, a pillow to weap on when all your dreams depart, why can't you love me or leave and find somebody new .......

Please, I always arrange concerts when I was in primary school, and then I sang this song over and over. It is on Springbok Hit Parade Vol 8. the vinyl records.


Sonnyjimm 4 years ago

You've got blinded by the light by manfred mans earth band in there twice.


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KF Raizor 4 years ago

No way can you include "A Horse With No Name," which is the worst song of the 70s that didn't involve disco, dead girls, or muskrats (BTW, America actually recorded "Muskrat Love" first) and omit "Sister Golden Hair." I would also highly recommend the inclusion of "We Just Disagree" by Dave Mason.

"The Ballad of John & Yoko" was 1969, so it's disqualified. Thumbs up for including "Up the Junction" by Squeeze.

Loved looking through the list.


Barryz 4 years ago

This list is sadly lacking in a lot of great songs from the 70's. Some examples:

Let Your Love Flow -- Bellamy Brothers

Beach Baby -- First Class

The Air That I Breathe -- The Hollies

Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) -- The Hollies

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia -- vicki Lawrence

Rock The Boat -- Hughes Corporation

Jackie Blue -- Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Old Fashioned Love Song -- Three Dog Night

Cocaine -- Eric Clapton

Lean On Me -- Bill Withers

Werewolves Of London -- Warren Zevon

Love Is Like Oxygen -- Sweet

I could go on a long time...


W.R. 4 years ago

When You're Hot, You're Hot

Jerry Reed '72


W.R. 4 years ago

"Cover of the Rolling Stone " and "Freaker's Ball"

Dr. Hook, '73


claude 4 years ago

old school music the best always..


Lesa May 4 years ago

Where the hell is "What a Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers? STEP YA GAME UP


Roy 4 years ago

Looking for the title / artist / lyrics of a song that has these words:

'My love for you today is like an apple

that's fallen from a tree ...

Bona lee bona lie babe bona lee bona lie'

I think it was on the radio in the 70s.


Bubba 4 years ago

Meh.


Eduardo 4 years ago

Queen bohemian rhapsody and fat bottomed girls made the 70's list yayyyy Queen were great artists of the 70's and 80's love Freddie Mercury.


deirdre maher 4 years ago

Wow that's a great line up but therd has has to be more, please


Kea 4 years ago

I think a 5 year old with no music knowledge must have put this together. Such bands as the Eagles are not shown other than Hotel California. There were clearly many more that should be on this list


Eduarfo the Puerto Rican 4 years ago

QUEEN Bohemian Rhapsody should be in the top 5, try singing Freddie Mercury vocals it is very difficult and hard to do.


lee 4 years ago

good list 70s


jm12012 4 years ago

To Craig: Gotta get up to the get down feelin', gotta get up, get it on...This was the "hook" from the song DANCIN' MAN, by a one-hit group called just Q. Epic Records, I think. Thanks for reminding me of a forgotten fave!


lilyrosemary 4 years ago

maybe i missed them but where were....

Love and affection by Joan Armatrading

Play that funky music by Wild cherry

Babe by Styx

Feel like makin love..Bad Company

Hurricane by Bob dylan

The seventies...what a decade!!!


lilyrosemary 4 years ago

and i forgot...

If u leave me now..by chicago

Breakdown..by Tom petty and the Heartbreakers

No matter what... by Bad Finger

Diana Ross..All of my life

T Rex..Metal Guru

Peter Frampton..Baby I love your way..

In fact....i wanna write this list..and apologies if these songs were listed


Toni - Brazil 3 years ago

Please , I need your knowledge about songs.

Look, I have only this information.

The name´s song "MUSIC"

I don´t remember the singer´s name ???

But I have this memory

Strophe one: JUST MUSIC CAN PLAY.

In the begin of this song, have a noise the rain and he say "The Music can Play"

The piano play strong notes and sequence the violin too

and the singer say "Just music can play"

Who can help me ? about this song ??

Thanks A lot to all

Have a nice week

Toni Brazil

My e-mail to this response is: anperf@yahoo.com.br


Keef 3 years ago

#17 Sympathy For The Devil was recorded in 1968


Jonathan Dna 3 years ago

Excuse me but, you must of made a typo because you didn't put Afternoon Delight in first actually YOU DIDN'T PUT IT AT ALL. You should probably listen to the song and hear the greatest wonder of all, enjoy the Starland Vocal Band, and then update your blog


vince 3 years ago

This list is a joke. Kool & the Gang above Paul McCartney?


Jim 3 years ago

Really? Lynyrd Skynyrd didn't make it in the top 250 songs but Joni Mitchell made the top 20 list with "both sides, now". Good list of songs but the order is WAY OFF.


Thanks for the memories 3 years ago

Thanks for the memories


Mr. Knowitall 3 years ago

Here's one for ya, I've literally been on the "search" for 3 days trying to figure out a memory bubble from when I was maybe 6ish. It's a 70's-80's possibly disco album cover with, I believe an asian woman looking pretty sexy, has a mole (attractive one) long hair, and is from shoulder up. I've check top 500...basically I've looked everywhere. I need some heavy hitters on this one.


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sflorsch 3 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

Cool list! I needed inspiration for my 70s playlist on Spotify and your list helped tremendously...there were several songs listed here that I completely forgot about. Thanks!


Gary 3 years ago

Cant believe not enough Elvis costello My aim is true changed my way of thinking about music from 1977


Kelly Smith 3 years ago

Where the heck are all the Doobie Brothers songs? Only one song of theirs on this list? Really?


Estelle Downing 2 years ago

Mr. Knowitall - is it Lisa Stansfield

Don't know why I was thinking of Sheena Easton but she dosent have a mole


Frank 2 years ago

Trying to find the name of a song with only a small piece of the lyric's that go like this, Woman how do you like it how do you like it. If anyone recognizes the small lyric, please let me know whom the artist may be.


anonymous 2 years ago

Its an awesome list you have of 450 songs from the 70s. Some of my favorite songs and favorite musicians were from the 70s or they were at their peak in the 70s. Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf is a standout rock song from the late 70s. One of my favorites is a female singer named Gayle Mccormick who is famous for being in a group called Smith from the late 60s to the early 70s. Smith produced such songs as "Baby, its you" and I'll hold out my hand." She left the band and made a few solo albums in the early to mid seventies. One of them is titled under her name Gayle Mccormick and is under Dunhill records and has hits such as "Superstar", "You really got a hold on me," and my favorite of all, "C'est la vie." Thanks to youtube, we can listen to many of these songs on the Internet today. These are hard to find songs. Gayle Mccormick's first solo album was released in 1971. Today she is in her mid 60s in age and has not performed musically for a long time. Its a shame she lost interest in performing as she was really talented with a great voice and with a considerable number of fans. Her song "C'est la vie" just got released on youtube with an accompanying video and lyrics. The song is magical and mesmerizing. I don't think the song would be as effective if song by a lesser talent. In the hands of Gayle Mccormick this song is a gem. Her music brings back memories of my childhood and teenage years during the 70s and 80s. Abba from Sweden is another favorite. Their best songs are "Tropical Loveland" and SOS from 1975, and Dum dum Diddle and Arrival from 1976, and "Eagle" from 1977, and "Chiquitita" from 1979. "Eagle" is awesome. Olivia newton John is another favorite with her peak period in the 70s. "Clearly Love" and "Have you never been mellow" from 1975, and "Don't stop believin from 1976 are her best music. The song "Hey Mr. Dream maker is a favorite of mine and both Olivia newton John and Cliff Richard sing this lovely song. John Denver is also a favorite as well as Styxx and the list goes on. They just don't make such great music today as they did in the 70s.


anonymous 2 years ago

For rock fans and heavy metal fans, the 70s was a time when heavy metal was in its infancy and early years with Kiss, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Oyster Cult, Foreigner,Led Zeppelin,etc. Pink Floyd is a British group starting out in 1965 and made top hits during the 70s. "Dark side of the Moon" and "Time" are favorites from 1972, and "The Wall" and "Comfortably Numb" from 1979 are imprssive. "Comfortably Numb" has awesome instrumental and evokes anguish. Blue Oyster Cult produced "Don't fear the Reaper" in 1976. This song has several versions and probably the best one is the 1978 version sung live on the album "Some Enchanted Evening." The album cover shows the Grim Reaper holding a sickle and riding a horse with a blue eye riding in a desert like landscape. The 1978 version of "Don't fear the Reaper" has awesome guitars at the middle of the song and especially the ending of the song. Near the end of the song the guitar literally screams. Its incredible! Its awesome! It evokes anger and anguish. Its one of the most awesome displays of guitar.


ronray52@gmail.com 20 months ago

I looking for a song that had the lyrics - you are a man,and I'm made of steel.

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