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 The Top 100 Seventies Singles

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ere's the inside story -- along with links to midis, lyrics and videos -- on the Top 100 singles of the Seventies. Songs we listened to on AM radios at home... in cars... at the beach. From unforgettable masterpieces by major superstars (Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On") to definitive singles by forgotten greats (Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown") to fun, quirky novelties by one-hit wonders (Terry Jacks' "Seasons In The Sun"), these 100 most popular songs of the Seventies are a fascinating combination of the sublime and the ridiculous.

P.S. - After perusing this list, don't forget to check out our 100 Additional Seventies Singles section for more reviews of great Seventies singles!

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1970

The Top 10 Singles of 1970

1.

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

2.

"American Woman" - The Guess Who

3.

"Get Ready" - Rare Earth

4.

"Band Of Gold" - Freda Payne

5.

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - B.J. Thomas

6.

"ABC" - The Jackson 5

7.

"Let It Be" - The Beatles

8.

"(They Long To Be) Close To You" - Carpenters

9.

"Mama Told Me Not To Come" - Three Dog Night

10.

"War" - Edwin Starr

1971

The Top 10 Singles of 1971

1.

"Joy To The World" - Three Dog Night

2.

"It's Too Late" - Carole King

3.

"How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" - The Bee Gees

4.

"Indian Reservation" - The Raiders

5.

"One Bad Apple" - The Osmonds

6.

"Go Away Little Girl" - Donny Osmond

7.

"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" - The Temptations

8.

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - John Denver

9.

"Maggie May" - Rod Stewart

10.

"Knock Three Times" - Dawn

1972

The Top 10 Singles of 1972

1.

"American Pie" - Don McLean

2.

"Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan

3.

"Without You" - Nilsson

4.

"Brand New Key" - Melanie

5.

"I Gotcha" - Joe Tex

6.

"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" - Wayne Newton

7.

"Let's Stay Together" - Al Green

8.

"The First Time Ever I Saw You Face" - Roberta Flack

9.

"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass

10.

"Lean On Me" - Bill Withers

1973

The Top 10 Singles of 1973

1.

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

2.

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce

3.

"Crocodile Rock" - Elton John

4.

"My Love" - Paul McCartney & Wings

5.

"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye

6.

"Touch Me In The Morning" - Diana Ross

7.

"Delta Dawn" - Helen Reddy

8.

"Playground In My Mind" - Clint Holmes

9.

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Roberta Flack

10.

"Me And Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul

1974

The Top 10 Singles of 1974

1.

"The Way We Were" - Barbra Streisand

2.

"Come And Get Your Love" - Redbone

3.

"Seasons In The Sun" - Terry Jacks

4.

"Show And Tell" - Al Wilson

5.

"Love's Theme" - The Love Unlimited Orchestra

6.

"The Loco-motion" - Grand Funk

7.

"Bennie And The Jets" - Elton John

8.

"You Make Me Feel Brand New" - The Stylistics

9.

"Sunshine On My Shoulders" - John Denver

10.

"T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees




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1975

The Top 10 Singles of 1975

1.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille

2.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell

3.

"Fame" - David Bowie

4.

"Shining Star" - Earth, Wind & Fire

5.

"My Eyes Adored You" - Frankie Valli

6.

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy" - John Denver

7.

"Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John

8.

"One Of These Nights" - Eagles

9.

"Pick Up The Pieces" - Average White Band

10.

"At Seventeen" - Janis Ian

1976

The Top 10 Singles of 1976

1.

"Disco Lady" - Johnnie Taylor

2.

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee

3.

"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry

4.

"Tonight's The Night" - Rod Stewart

5.

"Kiss and Say Goodbye" - The Manhattans

6.

"Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney and Wings

7.

"A Fifth Of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy

8.

"Love Machine (Part 1)" - The Miracles

9.

"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon

10.

"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" - The Four Seasons

1977

The Top 10 Singles of 1977

1.

"You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone

2.

"I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb

3.

"Evergreen" - Barbra Streisand

4.

"Undercover Angel" - Alan O'Day

5.

"I Like Dreamin'" - Kenny Nolan

6.

"Dancing Queen" - Abba

7.

"Torn Between Two Lovers" - Mary MacGregor

8.

"Higher And Higher" - Rita Coolidge

9.

"Best Of My Love" - The Emotions

10.

"Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell

1978

The Top 10 Singles of 1978

1.

"Night Fever" - Bee Gees

2.

"Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb

3.

"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees

4.

"Kiss You All Over" - Exile

5.

"Three Times A Lady" - Commodores

6.

"Boogie Oogie Oogie" - A Taste of Honey

7.

"Baby Come Back" - Player

8.

"Emotion" - Samantha Sang

9.

"You're The One That I Want" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

10.

"Grease" - Frankie Valli

1979

The Top 10 Singles of 1979

1.

"My Sharona" - The Knack

2.

"Le Freak" - Chic

3.

"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart

4.

"Bad Girls" - Donna Summer

5.

"YMCA" - Village People

6.

"Reunited" - Peaches & Herb

7.

"Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward

8.

"I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor

9.

"Too Much Heaven" - Bee Gees

10.

"Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer


Information contained in the Top 100 Seventies Singles was excerpted from The Top Ten by Bob Gilbert and Gary Theroux (New York: Fireside, 1982), The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll ed. by Patricia Romanowski, Holly George-Warren and Jon Pareles (New York: Fireside, 1995), and The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson (New York: Billboard Publications, 1988). Rankings were compiled by Gary Theroux and Bob Gilbert through an analysis of national trade chart activity, major market radio air play, industry sales figures, and music licensing tally reports.


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