100 Greatest Songs From 1975

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.

Born To Run single cover
Bohemian Rhapsody single cover
Tangled Up In Blue single cover
One Of These Nights single cover
Low Rider single cover
I'm Not In Love single cover
Rhiannon single cover
Sweet Emotion single cover
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
11 Tear The Roof Off The Sucker Parliament
12 Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
13 Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
14 Rock And Roll All Nite KISS
15 That's The Way (I Like It) KC and the Sunshine Band
16 Fame David Bowie
17 Love To Love You Baby Donna Summer
18 Love Is The Drug Roxy Music
19 That's the Way Of The World Earth, Wind And Fire
20 December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) Four Seasons
21 Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
22 Young Americans David Bowie
23 I Love Music O'Jays
24 Lyin' Eyes Eagles
25 Shining Star Earth, Wind and Fire
26 You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
27 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pink Floyd
28 Jive Talkin' Bee Gees
29 Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band
30 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
31 Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
32 Crazy On You Heart
33 Sister Golden Hair America
34 Slow Ride Foghat
35 The Hustle Van McCoy
36 S.O.S. ABBA
37 Hurricane Bob Dylan
38 Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra
39 Black Betty Starstruck Band/Ram Jam
40 Landslide Fleetwood Mac
41 You're My Best Friend Queen
42 Mamma Mia ABBA
43 Sailing Rod Stewart
44 T.N.T. AC/DC
45 This Will Be Natalie Cole
46 Tush ZZ Top
47 Take It To the Limit Eagles
48 Fooled Around and Fell In Love Elvin Bishop
49 Why Can't We Be Friends War
50 Magic Man Heart
51 I Want You Marvin Gaye
52 Sara Smile Daryl Hall And John Oates
53 All By Myself Eric Carmen
54 Feel Like Makin' Love Bad Company
55 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Willie Nelson
56 Let's Do It Again Staple Singers
57 I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart
58 Let The Music Play Barry White
59 Love Will Keep Us Together Captain And Tennille
60 Reasons Earth, Wind And Fire
61 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
62 For The Love Of You Isley Brothers
63 Make Me Smile Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
64 Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
65 Misty Blue Dorothy Moore
66 Golden Years David Bowie
67 Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers
68 Dream Weaver Gary Wright
69 Someone Saved My Life Tonight Elton John
70 It's a Long Way to the Top AC/DC
71 Sweet Thing Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn
72 Nights On Broadway Bee Gees
73 Stranglehold Ted Nugent
74 Fly, Robin, Fly Silver Convention
75 Sing A Song Earth, Wind And Fire
76 Cortez The Killer Neil Young
77 Fight The Power Isley Brothers
78 Right Back Where We Started From Maxine Nightingale
79 Gloria Patti Smith Group
80 Jungleland Bruce Springsteen
81 Mississippi Pussycat
82 At Seventeen Janis Ian
83 Green Grass and High Tides Outlaws
84 Theme From Mahogany Diana Ross
85 Roadrunner Modern Lovers
86 Eighteen With A Bullet Pete Wingfield
87 Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
88 Walk Away From Love David Ruffin
89 Have a Cigar Pink Floyd
90 Welcome To The Machine Pink Floyd
91 Hair Of the Dog Nazareth
92 Love Machine Miracles
93 Who Loves You Four Seasons
94 Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra
95 How Sweet It Is James Taylor
96 Listen To What The Man Said Wings
97 It Only Takes A Minute Tavares
98 Miracles Jefferson Starship
99 Bad Luck Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
100 Shooting Star Bad Company
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Old Days Chicago
102 Squeeze Box The Who
103 Water No Get Enemy Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
104 The Agony And The Ecstasy Smokey Robinson
105 Boogie Fever Sylvers
106 Love Is Alive Gary Wright
107 Games People Play Spinners
108 Fallin' In Love Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds
109 What Am I Gonna Do With You Barry White
110 Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin
111 Have You Never Been Mellow Olivia Newton-John
112 Saturday Night Special Lynyrd Skynyrd
113 Supernatural Thing Ben E. King
114 Island Girl Elton John
115 Bad Blood Neil Sedaka
116 Sweet Love Commodores
117 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Bruce Springsteen
118 My Little Town Simon And Garfunkel
119 Rockin' Chair Gwen McCrae
120 Rockin' All Over The World John Fogerty
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1975
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1975
* For Shame Of Doing Wrong Richard And Linda Thompson
Lew's Choice:
* Blue Guitar Justin Hayward And 10cc
Bruce's Choice:
* The Wall John Fogerty
Adam's Choice:
* Tezeta Mahmoud Ahmed
Brett's Choice:
* Marlina Bay City Rollers

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