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Top Ten Songs Of Each Year (1970-1979)

Criteria: - Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.


Edited By: Brian
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Last Updated 12-20-07



Top Ten Songs Of Each Year (1970-1979)

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1970
1. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
3. Let It Be - The Beatles
4. Your Song - Elton John
5. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine - James Brown
6. Lola - The Kinks
7. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
8. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
9. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
10. All Right Now - Free
100 Greatest Recordings of 1970

1971
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Imagine - John Lennon
3. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
4. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
5. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
6. American Pie - Don McLean
7. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
8. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
9. Just My Imagination - The Temptations
10. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
100 Greatest Recordings of 1971

1972
1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
3. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
4. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
5. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
6. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
7. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
8. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
9. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
10. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
100 Greatest Recordings of 1972

1973
1. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
3. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
4. Dream On - Aerosmith
5. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
6. Money - Pink Floyd
7. Piano Man - Billy Joel
8. Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
9. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
10. That Lady - Isley Brothers
100 Greatest Recordings of 1973

1974
1. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
2. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
4. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
5. Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
6. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
7. Help Me - Joni Mitchell
8. Waterloo - Abba
9. Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
10. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
100 Greatest Recordings of 1974

1975
1. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
4. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
5. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
6. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
7. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
8. One of These Nights - Eagles
9. Low Rider - War
10. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
100 Greatest Recordings of 1975

1976
1. Hotel California - The Eagles
2. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
3. More Than a Feeling - Boston
4. Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
5. Dancing Queen - Abba
6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
7. Night Moves - Bob Seger
8. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
9. The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
10. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
100 Greatest Recordings of 1976

1977
1. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen
3. Heroes - David Bowie
4. Best of My Love - The Emotions
5. God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
6. Brick House - The Commodores
7. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
8. Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
9. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
10. Jamming - Bob Marley and the Wailers
100 Greatest Recordings of 1977

1978
1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
2. Roxanne - The Police
3. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
4. Heart of Glass - Blondie
5. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
6. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
7. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
8. Le Freak - Chic
9. Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
10. Rock Lobster - The B-52's
100 Greatest Recordings of 1978

1979
1. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
2. London Calling - The Clash
3. Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
4. Good Times - Chic
5. Dont Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
6. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
7. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
8. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
9. Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
10. Message in a Bottle - The Police
100 Greatest Recordings of 1979

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