My top 10 songs from the 70's

  1. Head East "Never Been Any Reason"
    This song features double Minimoog solos and super high range vocals from a dude. 70's rock at its finest!
  2. Rainbow "Since You Been Gone"
    Rainbow's only record with vocalist Graham Bonnet was one of their best. They covered a pop song and turned it into a badass rock tune.
  3. Sniff 'n' The Tears "Driver's Seat"
    You might remember this song from the party scene in Boogie Nights. This song combines a lot of disparate sounds into one of the best driving songs ever.
  4. The Four Seasons "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"
    One of the the rare Four Seasons songs to not feature Frankie Valli on lead vocals. They updated their sound on this song and added a lot of funky 70's elements. Plus the lyrics are about losing his virginity, so what's not to like?
  5. ELO "Telephone Line"
    ELO are one of those bands who's songs you have heard, but probably didn't realize they were from them. This is my personal favorite if only for the Doo Wop vocals.
  6. Sweet "Fox on the Run"
    This song really encapsulates the 70's rock scene and the sense of fun and reckless abandon it represented.
  7. Black Sabbath "Supernaut"
    Black Sabbath are the innovators of Heavy Metal and almost all of their early records are classics. This song definitely has their grooveist riff and sounds amazing no matter who is covering it.
  8. Harry Nilsson "You're Breaking My Heart"
    Way before Cee Lo sang "Fuck You," Nilsson created this cuss filled pop song. He was going through a divorce at the time so when he sang, "You're breaking my heart / You're tearing it apart / So fuck you," he sincerely meant it.
  9. Focus "Hocus Pocus"
    The 70's was the birthplace of Prog Rock. This song features rock riffs, organ, accordian, scat singing, flute solos and yodeling. This song proves that there are no limits to songwriting with enough talent and pot.
  10. Climax Blues Band "Couldn't Get it Right"
    Definitely the funkiest band from Stafford, England ever. Great music to listen to in some headphones and chill out to. The sax solo is also groovy as hell.