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My personal top ten (as I sit here and think about it tonight... and in no particular order...)

1. Boats Against The Current - EC

2. Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) - Raspberries

3. Brandy - Looking Glass

4. Sister Golden Hair - America

5. Takin' Care of Business - BTO

6. Heard It In A Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band

7. Nights Are Forever - England Dan & John Ford Coley

8. City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

9. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce

10. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Never Gonna Fall In Love Again - EC

No Matter What - Badfinger

Close To The Edge - Yes

Pieces Of April - Dave Loggins

Nights On Broadway - Bee Gees

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

Just My Imagination - The Temptations

Stone In Love With You - The Stylistics

Crying In My Sleep - Art Garfunkel

Rock and Roll Lullaby - B.J. Thomas

Shannon - Henry Gross

Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues - Danny O'Keefe

It Hurts Too Much - EC

Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

Desperado - The Eagles

Help Is On It's Way - Little River Band

Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester

Through The Eyes Of Love - Melissa Manchester

Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart

Free Ride - Edgar Winter Group...

Is that 10 yet? confused

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OK, here's 10 that nobody's brought up yet here -

D. Twilley - You Were So Warm

Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love?

Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Wizzard - See My Baby Jive

Big Star - September Gurls

Flamin Groovies - Shake Some Action

Flamin Groovies - You Tore Me Down

Raspberries - Let's Pretend

Raspberries - Ecstasy

Searchers/Records - Hearts In Her Eyes

In case Tommy T claims he covered the 2 Raspberries songs in his "Everything Eric wrote" category, I'll also toss in -

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

Graham Parker - Hold Back The Night (Trampps cover)

and.....I would certainly not want to exclude Super Bad, Sex Machine, Hot Pants, The Payback or Get On The Good Foot by the late James Brown!....or Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) by Joe Tex....

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Here's the real top 10 of the 70's:

Go All the Way - Raspberries

Old Time Rock 'n Roll - Bob Seger

We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad

Long Time - Boston

All By Myself - Eric Carmen

Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton

Dream On - Aerosmith

Suspicious Minds - Elvis (actual release 08/'69)

All Right Now - Free

My Love -- Paul McCartney & Wings

Honorable mention:

Drift Away -- Dobie Gray

Brandy -- Looking Glass

Long Cool Woman -- Hollies

Saturday in the Park -- Chicago

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I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren hasn't been mentioned, and you can't find many great AM radio intros better than that...

and wow, someone else mentioned (albeit misspelled) Pezband.

And yeah, "See My Baby Jive" deserves to be on my list.

As well as the followup to "Shannon"... "Springtime Mama"

Has "Ariel" - Dean Friedman been on anyone's list yet?

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This is an impossible task or certainly a task that would take too much time for me to pick my definitive Top Ten but here are the TUNES/Artists I believe deserve serious consideration 9the artists are not in any particular order but the songs by each artist generally are listed from favorite down:

Shoes/ Too Late, Tomoorow Night

Raspberries/ I Can Remember, Hit Record, Tonight, Go All The Way, (WTF Everything Eric wrote or co-wrote)

Cheap Trick / Surrender, Southern Girls

Queen / Bohemian Rhapsody (even though I'm sick of it), Under Pressure, Killer Queen, Somebody To Love

David Bowie / Heroes, Diamond Dogs, Be My Wife, Changes, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel

Piper / Can't Wait

Bruce Springsteen / Thunder Road, Jungleland, Born To Run, Meeting Across The River, Growin' Up, Sandy

Patti Smith / Gloria, Land. Ask The Angels

Sex Pistols / Anything On First Album especially Bodies, Holiday In The Sun, Pretty Vacant

Dictators / Weekend, Next Big Thing, I Live For Cars and Girl, Disease, Science Gone Too Far, Young,Fast and Scientific

Cars / My Best Friends Girlfriend, Candy-O,

Elvis Costello / The Angels Wanna Wear My Redshoes, Alison, This Year's Girl, No Action. What's So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding,

Badfinger / Baby Blue, No Matter What, Day After Day

Blondie / X Offender, In the Flesh, I Am Always Touched By Your Presence Dear, 11:59,Hangin' On The Telephone, Picture This

Todd Rundgren / Couldn't I Just Tell You, Real Man, It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference,A Dream Lives On Forever

Lighthouse / Pretty Lady,

Chicago / 25 or 6 to 4, Beginnings, Wishing You Were Here, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is

Three Dog Night / Celebrate, Joy To The World

Leo Sayer Giving It All Away. It's A Hard Life

Dave Edmunds / Girl Talk

Nick Lowe / So It Goes, Cruel To Be Kind

Climax / Precious and Few

Looking Glass / Brandy

Piper / Can't Wait

Knack / Your Number Or Your Name, My Sharona

Blotto / I Wanna Be A Lifeguard

Norman Greenbaum / Spirit In The Sky

Shocking Blue / Venus

Ramones / Too Many to list here

Smith / Baby It;s You

Yes / And Youand I, Close To The Edge

Aerosmith / Dream On, Last Child, Sweet Emotion

ELO / Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Rockaria

Gordon Lightfoot / If You Could Read My Mind

Second Avenue / Tim Moore

Guess Who / Star Baby

Gilbert O'Sullivan / Alone Again Naturally

Al Green / Let's Get Together

Hall & Oates / She's Gone

B-52'S / Planet Claire, Dance This Mess Around, 52 Girls

Rolling Stones / Angie. Miss You, Heartbreaker, I Know It's Only Rock n Roll. Memory Motel,

John Waite / Missing You

The Babys / Isn't It Time

Tuff Darts / It's All For the Love of Rock n Roll, Head Over Heels

Go Gos / We Got The Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Head Over Heels, Turn To You, Lust For Love

Gary Numan / Cars, Are Friends Electric?,Down In The Park

Pexband / Baby It's Cold Outside,Stop! Wait A Minute

The Heartbreakers / Born To Lose,Chinese Rock

David Johanson / Frenchette, Donna, You Touched Me Too

Blue Oyster Cult / Don't Fear The Reaper

Quarterflash / Harden My Heart

Duran, Duran / Planet Earth

Dwight Twilley Band / I'm On Fire

Eric Carmen / Sunrise, All By Myself, Last Night, My Girl, Boats Against The Current

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Breakdown, Listen To Her Heart

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers / Roadrunner, The New Teller

Kinks / Come Dancing

Tracy Ullman or Kirsty McCall/ They Don't Know

New York Dolls / Personality Crisis

Police / Don't Stand So Close To Me, Walking On The Moon

The Records / Starry Eyes

The Yachts/ She's Not The Yachting Type

Runaways/Cherry Bomb, I Love Playing With Fire

Slade / Mama We're All Crazee Now,Cum On Feal The Noize

Roy Wood's Wizzard / Forever

T Rex / Bang A Gong, Jeepster, Baby Strange

Starz / Cherry Baby

The Specials / TooMuch, Too Yound, Gangsters

Sparks / This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, Talent Is An Asset

Television / Little Johnny Jewel,

Talking Heads / Psycho Killer, The Book I Read, I'm Not In Love

U2 / I Will Follow

The Who / Love Reign O'er Me, 5:15

Roxy Music / Dance Away, Love Is The Drug

Elton John / Crocodile Rock, Love Lies Bleeding,Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me,Someone Saved My Life Tonight,

Bob Marley & the Wailers / Roots, Rock Reaggae, Rastaman Vibration, Get Up, Stand Up

Don Mclean / American Pie, Vincent

James Taylor / Fire and Rain, You've Got A Friend

Carole King / I Feel the Earth Move, So Far Away

Carly Simon / You're So Vain

Did I miss anything? Were there any Monkees hits in the 70's? Grass Roots? I'm getting my 60's, 70's and especially early 80's confused.

I missed a couple:

Grand Funk / Bad Time

Lighthouse / One Fine Morning

Carpenters / Rainy Days and Mondays

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel / Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)

David Essex / Rock On

Motown / I have no idea which great Motown hits by The Temps, Four Tops , Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Jackson Five, Michael Jackson etc. were 70's versus 60s

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It's sad to think that no one has really mentioned any disco songs. They were huge in the 70's. Anybody remember songs like...

Night Fever or Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

Turn the beat around - Vicki Sue Robinson

I feel love or Love to love you baby - Donna Summer

That's the way I like it, Boogie shoes or Get down tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band

Dancing Queen - Abba

Play that funky music - WIld Cherry

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Great call Tony on "Stone In Love With You" and "Shannon".

And Hollies, exact ditto on your post about "Year Of The Cat" ..

Couple more:

Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again - Fortunes (I think)

Dangerous Type - Cars

A Man I'll Never Be - Boston

If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John

Country Lanes - BeeGees

Love So Right - BeeGees

Last Night (I couldnt get to sleep..)- Fifth Dimension

I'll Be There - Jackson 5

In The Ghetto - Elvis

I'll Never Cry - Alice Cooper

Every Time I Think Of You - Babys

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Obscure disco songs that I love better than the big standard hits:

Walk The Night - Skatt Brothers

Love Won't Be Denied - Len Boone

Countdown/This Is It - Dan Hartman

Heaven Is A Disco/Shut Out - Paul Jabara

I Love America - Patrick Juvet

The Phone's Been Jumpin' All Day - Jeannie Reynolds

Anything You Want - John Valenti

My Baby's Baby - Liquid Gold

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Top 10 songs of the 1970's

1) Overnight Sensation (Hit Records) Lyrics and music brilliant.

2) Go All The Way (Best guitar riff)

3) Tonight (awesome drum solo)

4) I Can Remember (soft piano and great rockin' cut in the middle)

5) All By Myself (the single greatest song that anyone can relate to)

6) She Did It (mama she did it)

7) Boats Against The Current (haunting and beautiful)

8) I Wanna Be With You (pure pop explosion)

9) Drivin Around (my son's favorite)

10) Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (another relative pop great)

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