100 Greatest Songs From 1973

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.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

Free Bird single cover
Let's Get It On single cover
Midnight Train To Georgia single cover
Dream On single cover
Living For the City single cover
Money - Pink Floyd single cover
Piano Man single cover
Killing Me Softly With His Song single cover
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
11 Angie Rolling Stones
12 Bennie And The Jets Elton John
13 The Joker Steve Miller Band
14 Radar Love Golden Earring
15 Drift Away Dobie Gray
16 Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
17 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
18 Get Up, Stand Up Wailers
19 Takin' Care Of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive
20 Ramblin' Man Allman Brothers Band
21 Time Pink Floyd
22 Were An American Band Grand Funk
23 Band On The Run Paul McCartney and Wings
24 Natural High Bloodstone
25 When Will I See You Again Three Degrees
26 The Payback James Brown
27 Until You Come Back To Me Aretha Franklin
28 Long Train Runnin' Doobie Brothers
29 Over the Hills and Far Away Led Zeppelin
30 You Make Me Feel Brand New Stylistics
31 La Grange ZZ Top
32 Desperado Eagles
33 Jessica Allman Brothers Band
34 Candle In the Wind Elton John
35 Rosalita Bruce Springsteen
36 Live And Let Die Paul McCartney and Wings
37 Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up Barry White
38 I Shot The Sheriff Wailers
39 Daniel Elton John
40 Jet Paul McCartney and Wings
41 Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra
42 Rock The Boat Hues Corporation
43 Ballroom Blitz The Sweet
44 Jungle Boogie Kool and the Gang
45 Bad Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce
46 Kodachrome Paul Simon
47 Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks
48 Jolene Dolly Parton
49 Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede
50 If You Want Me To Stay Sly and the Family Stone
51 Come And Get Your Love Redbone
52 For The Love Of Money O'Jays
53 She's Gone Daryl Hall and John Oates
54 Nutbush City Limits Ike and Tina Turner
55 Search And Destroy Stooges
56 Simple Man Lynyrd Skynyrd
57 Us And Them Pink Floyd
58 Dancing Machine Jackson 5
59 Tequila Sunrise Eagles
60 20th Century Boy T. Rex
61 Yesterday Once More Carpenters
62 I Can't Stand The Rain Ann Peebles
63 Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield
64 The Way We Were Barbra Streisand
65 Can't You See Marshall Tucker Band
66 Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh
67 The Love I Lost Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
68 Rock On David Essex
69 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
70 China Grove Doobie Brothers
71 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Gladys Knight and the Pips
72 Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding Elton John
73 Call Me Al Green
74 D'Yer Maker Led Zeppelin
75 Keep On Truckin' Eddie Kendricks
76 I Got A Name Jim Croce
77 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder
78 No Quarter Led Zeppelin
79 No More Mr. Nice Guy Alice Cooper
80 Give Me Love George Harrison
81 Here I Am (Come And Take Me) Al Green
82 Cum On Feel the Noize Slade
83 Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting Elton John
84 I've Got To Use My Imagination Gladys Knight and the Pips
85 Personality Crisis New York Dolls
86 My Love Paul McCartney and Wings
87 Mind Games John Lennon
88 Love Reign O'er Me The Who
89 Hollywood Swinging Kool and the Gang
90 Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich
91 Photograph Ringo Starr
92 Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree Dawn
93 Loves Me Like A Rock Paul Simon
94 Show And Tell Al Wilson
95 Brother Louie Stories
96 I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby Barry White
97 Feelin' Stronger Every Day Chicago
98 Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John
99 Brain Damage/Eclipse Pink Floyd
100 Gimme Three Steps Lynyrd Skynyrd
20 more worth mentioning.
101 The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich
102 Saturday Night Bay City Rollers
103 Pillow Talk Sylvia
104 Lady Styx
105 Summer Breeze Isley Brothers
106 Shambala Three Dog Night
107 Half Breed Cher
108 Diamond Girl Seals And Crofts
109 Just You 'n' Me Chicago
110 So Very Hard To Go Tower of Power
111 Doin' It To Death Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s
112 I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song Jim Croce
113 Blockbuster The Sweet
114 I'll Always Love My Mama Intruders
115 Touch Me In The Morning Diana Ross
116 Midnight At The Oasis Maria Muldaur
117 Rock And Roll, Hoochie Coo Rick Derringer
118 One Of A Kind (Love Affair) Spinners
119 Get Down Gilbert O'Sullivan
120 You're Sixteen Ringo Starr
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1973
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1973
* Time Fades Away Neil Young
Lew's Choice:
* Wishing Well Free
Bruce's Choice:
* Where Do We Go From Here Trammps
Adam's Choice:
* On Your Way Down Little Feat
Brett's Choice:
* Yang Yang Yoko Ono

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