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Top Songs of the 1970s

1960s <-1970-> 1980s


  

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1.
07/1971
420

✫1
US








✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
2.
11/1978
418

✫1
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #301]
written by Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
You're the One That I Want
3.
04/1978
413

✫1
US
23
AC






✫1
UK
written by John Farrar
4.
02/1970
393

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1971]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #47]
[Columbia 45079]
written by Paul Simon
5.
11/1970
383

✫1
US
10
AC






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #454]
charted as My Sweet Lord / Isn't It a Pity in US charts
[Apple 2995]
written by George Harrison
American Pie
6.
11/1971
382

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
When I Need You
7.
01/1977
375

✫1
US
✫1
AC




94
R&B
✫1
UK
[Warner 8332]
written by Albert Hammond & Carole Bayer Sager
Another Brick in the Wall
8.
12/1979
374

✫1
US




57
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #375]
charted as Another Brick in the Wall / Run Like Hell / Don't Leave Me Now in US dance charts
written by Roger Waters
If You Leave Me Now
9.
08/1976
365

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 10390]
written by Peter Cetera
December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
10.
12/1975
351

✫1
US
18
AC






✫1
UK
[Warner 8168]
written by Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker
11.
04/1976
347

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
It's Too Late
12.
05/1971
339

✫1
US
✫1
AC






6
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1972]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #469]
in the US, B side I Feel The Earth Move charted from 12 june 1971; charted as It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move in the UK
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
A Horse with No Name
13.
12/1971
336

✫1
US
3
AC






3
UK
written by Dewey Bunnell
14.
01/1979
333

✫1
US
44
AC


58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
Let It Be
15.
03/1970
332

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #20]
[Apple 2764]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Summer Nights
16.
08/1978
327

5
US
21
AC






✫1
UK
Brown Sugar
17.
04/1971
326

✫1
US








2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #490]
charted as Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock in UK charts
[Rolling Stones 19100]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
18.
06/1976
322

✫1
US
42
AC






5
UK
[Warner 8262]
written by Rod Stewart
19.
05/1978
320

✫1
US




6
dance
33
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #496]
Miss You / Far Away Eyes in the UK
[Rolling Stones 19307]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Grease
20.
05/1978
318

✫1
US
13
AC




40
R&B
3
UK
[RSO 897]
written by Barry Gibb
Pop Muzik
21.
04/1979
317

✫1
US




4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
You've Got a Friend
22.
06/1971
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC






4
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
23.
05/1970
307

9
US
✫1
AC
37
country




✫1
UK
[live]
[RCA 47-9835]
written by Baker Knight
24.
05/1975
302

2
US
10
AC






✫1
UK

[Mercury 73678]
written by Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman
Crocodile Rock
25.
11/1972
300

✫1
US
11
AC






5
UK
[MCA 40000]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
26.
10/1976
300

✫1
US
19
AC




43
R&B
2
UK
[Warner 8283]
written by Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia
My Sharona
27.
06/1979
299

✫1
US








6
UK
[Capitol 4731]
written by Doug Fieger & Berton Averre
28.
11/1975
296

9
US








✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #163]
written by Freddie Mercury
My Love
29.
04/1973
296

✫1
US
✫1
AC






9
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1861]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
With a Little Luck
30.
03/1978
296

✫1
US
5
AC






5
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
Cracklin' Rosie
31.
08/1970
294

✫1
US
2
AC






3
UK
[Uni 55250]
written by Neil Diamond
Baker Street
32.
02/1978
294

2
US
4
AC






3
UK
featuring Raphael Ravenscroft on sax
[United Artists 1192]
written by Gerry Rafferty
Hopelessly Devoted to You
33.
07/1978
294

3
US
7
AC
20
country




2
UK
[RSO 903]
written by John Farrar
You're Sixteen
34.
12/1973
294

✫1
US
2
AC






4
UK
[Apple 1870]
written by Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
35.
05/1970
291

✫1
US








3
UK
[Dunhill 4239]
written by Randy Newman
36.
06/1970
283

✫1
US
4
AC






5
UK
[Elektra 45686]
written by David Gates
37.
10/1977
279

4
US








2
UK
38.
03/1971
276

✫1
US






46
R&B
24
UK
[Dunhill/ABC 4272]
written by Hoyt Axton
39.
11/1978
275

3
US
4
AC
94
country




4
UK
[MCA 40975]
written by John Farrar
Daniel
40.
01/1973
273

2
US
✫1
AC






4
UK
[MCA 40046]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Angie
41.
09/1973
272

✫1
US
38
AC






5
UK
[Rolling Stones 19105]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Band on the Run
42.
04/1974
272

✫1
US
22
AC






3
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1873]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
43.
09/1974
270

✫1
US








2
UK
written by Randy Bachman
44.
10/1979

Babe by Styx

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268

✫1
US
9
AC






6
UK
[A&M 2188]
written by Dennis DeYoung
Hotel California
45.
02/1977
266

✫1
US
10
AC






8
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1978]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #49]
[Asylum 45386]
written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey & Don Henley
Let 'Em In
46.
07/1976
264

3
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
47.
06/1972
263

7
US








✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #319]
[Warner 7596]
written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
It's a Heartache
48.
12/1977
263

3
US
10
AC
10
country




4
UK
[RCA 11249]
written by Ronnie Scott & Steve Wolfe
49.
07/1971
261

10
US








✫1
UK
written by Marc Bolan
Listen to What the Man Said
50.
05/1975
258

✫1
US
8
AC






6
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
Photograph
51.
10/1973
255

✫1
US
3
AC






8
UK
[Apple 1865]
written by George Harrison & Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
52.
05/1973
255

✫1
US
4
AC






8
UK
[Apple 1862]
written by George Harrison
Blinded by the Light
53.
08/1976
255

✫1
US








6
UK
as Manfred Mann's Earth Band
written by Bruce Springsteen
I Think I Love You
54.
10/1970
253

✫1
US
8
AC






18
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 910]
written by Tony Romeo
Cars
55.
09/1979
253

9
US




56
dance


✫1
UK
written by Gary Numan
56.
10/1977
252

4
US
17
AC






3
UK
[Warner 8475]
written by Rod Stewart
57.
09/1973
252

2
US
7
AC






6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #380]
[MCA 40148]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
58.
02/1972
249

✫1
US
8
AC






10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #297]
backing vocals by Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor
[Reprise 1065]
written by Neil Young
It Don't Come Easy
59.
04/1971
241

4
US
24
AC






4
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1831]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
60.
03/1972
239

12
US
2
AC






✫1
UK
[tribute to Vincent Van Gogh]
Castles in the Air charted as B side in US charts from 22 april 1972
[United Artists 50887]
written by Don McLean
Fox on the Run
61.
03/1975
238

5
US








2
UK
[Capitol 4157]
written by Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Brian Connolly & Steve Priest
62.
04/1972
237

6
US
39
AC






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #242]
[Uni 55328]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
63.
08/1973
236

5
US








3
UK
[Columbia 45940]
written by David Essex
I Feel the Earth Move
64.
05/1971
235

✫1
US










charted as It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move is US Hot 100 charts
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King
65.
08/1975
235

3
US
7
AC


7
dance


6
UK
written by Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker
Island Girl
66.
10/1975
232

✫1
US
27
AC






14
UK
[MCA 40461]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
67.
02/1974
232

6
US
3
AC






2
UK
[Epic 11100]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
68.
12/1975
230

✫1
US
✫1
AC






23
UK
written by Paul Simon
69.
03/1970
230

✫1
US








19
UK
B side No Sugar Tonight charted from 4 april 1970 in US Hot 100
written by Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Jim Kale & Randy Bachman
Burning Love
70.
08/1972
227

2
US








7
UK
[RCA 74-0769]
written by Dennis Linde
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
71.
10/1979
227

✫1
US
8
AC






23
UK
[Infinity 50035]
written by Rupert Holmes
72.
04/1977
225

✫1
US
11
AC






24
UK
[Warner 8371]
written by Stevie Nicks
My Life
73.
11/1978
222

3
US
2
AC






12
UK
[Columbia 10853]
written by Billy Joel
Mother and Child Reunion
74.
02/1972
222

4
US
4
AC






5
UK
[Columbia 45547]
written by Paul Simon
Rock and Roll (Part 2)
75.
06/1972
222

7
US








2
UK
[Bell 45237]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
Rock'n Me
76.
08/1976
219

✫1
US








11
UK
as Steve Miller
[Capitol 4323]
written by Steve Miller
77.
11/1977
219

3
US
✫1
AC






19
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1979]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1979]
[Columbia 10646]
written by Billy Joel
Don't Bring Me Down
78.
08/1979
219

4
US








3
UK
[Jet 5060]
written by Jeff Lynne
One of These Nights
79.
05/1975
218

✫1
US
20
AC






23
UK
[Asylum 45257]
written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey
New Kid in Town
80.
12/1976
218

✫1
US
2
AC
43
country




20
UK
81.
07/1974
218

✫1
US






33
R&B
9
UK
[RSO 409]
written by Bob Marley
Time in a Bottle
82.
11/1973
214

✫1
US
✫1
AC






52
UK
[ABC 11405]
written by Jim Croce
83.
06/1976
212

2
US
✫1
AC






26
UK
[Big Tree 16069]
written by Parker McGee
Brass in Pocket
84.
11/1979
212

14
US




28
dance


✫1
UK
charted as Brass in Pocket (I'm Special) / Mystery Achievement / Precious in US dance charts
written by Chrissie Hynde & James Honeyman-Scott
You Wear It Well
85.
08/1972
208

13
US








✫1
UK
[Mercury 73330]
written by Rod Stewart & Martin Quittenton
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
86.
04/1973
208

✫1
US
9
AC








[ABC 11359]
written by Jim Croce
87.
07/1973
208

3
US
✫1
AC






12
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45374]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
Sundown
88.
04/1974
208

✫1
US
✫1
AC
13
country




33
UK
[Reprise 1194]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
Blue Bayou
89.
09/1977
207

3
US
3
AC
2
country




35
UK
[Elektra 45431 (Asylum)]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
Lola
90.
07/1970
206

9
US








2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #422]
[Reprise 0930]
written by Ray Davies
What a Fool Believes
91.
01/1979
206

✫1
US
22
AC


40
dance
72
R&B
31
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1980]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1980]
[Warner 8778]
written by Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins
92.
04/1972
205

9
US








2
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1849]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
93.
03/1972
200

5
US








5
UK
[Epic 10852]
written by Rod Argent & Chris White
94.
12/1976
199

5
US
12
AC






6
UK
[Mercury 73875]
written by Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart
Come and Get It
95.
01/1970
199

7
US








4
UK
[Apple 1815]
written by Paul McCartney
96.
10/1971
198

3
US
✫1
AC






14
UK
[Elektra 45751]
written by David Gates
Take Me Home, Country Roads
97.
04/1971
197

2
US
3
AC
50
country






[RCA 74-0445]
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
Me and Bobby McGee
98.
01/1971
197

✫1
US










[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #148]
[Columbia 45314]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
99.
11/1974
196

✫1
US
✫1
AC






51
UK
Lyin' Eyes
100.
09/1975
195

2
US
3
AC
8
country




23
UK
[Asylum 45279]
written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey

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