The 150 Best Rock Songs Of The 1970s

Best Rock Songs

Rock music has existed since the 1970s and originated from rock’n’roll, beat music, and blues. Those who read our article “The 200 best rock songs of all time” will have noticed that it included a lot of seventies songs. The reason is simple: rock was prevalent in the 70s, and hardly any other music genre had relative success in this decade.

Music groups that had their breakthrough in the 70s, such as The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, or Led Zeppelin, delivered one hit after the other, which can still be heard today on the radio or at parties.

One of the most famous rock songs is definitely “Stairway to Heaven” by the English band Led Zeppelin, which should not be played at any 70s party may be missing. But actually, no song from our playlist should be highlighted in particular! The following 150 songs are all hits that everyone should have heard and make rock fans’ hearts beat faster.

(At the end of the article, we have created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

The 150 best rock songs of the 1970s:

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

1.Stairway to HeavenLed Zeppelin1971
2.Free BirdLynyrd Skynyrd1973
3.Baba O’RileyThe Who1971
4.Born to RunBruce Springsteen1975
5.Highway StarDeep Purple1972
6.Comfortably NumbPink Floyd1979
7.Highway to HellAC/DC1979
8.Bohemian RhapsodyQueen1975
9.We Will Rock YouQueen1977
10.Bat Out of HellMeat Loaf1977
11.Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles1976
12.American GirlTom Petty1976
13.Whole Lotta RosieAC/DC1977
14.Carry On Wayward SonKansas1976
15.All Right NowFree1970
16.KashmirLed Zeppelin1975
17.Rock And RollLed Zeppelin1971
18.Wish You Were HerePink Floyd1975
19.Whiskey In The JarThin Lizzy1973
20.Detroit Rock CityKiss1976
21.Baby Hold OnEddie Money1977
22.Still In Love With YouThin Lizzy1974
23.Another Brick In The Wall Part 2Pink Floyd1979
25.Achilles Last StandLed Zeppelin1976
26.Sweet Home AlabamaLynyrd Skynyrd1974
27.Brown SugarRolling Stones1971
28.Won’t Get Fooled AgainThe Who1971
30.LolaThe Kinks1970
31.Purple HazeJimi Hendrix1970
32.The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzy1976
33.BackstreetsBruce Springsteen1975
34.Tiny DancerElton John1971
35.Since I’ve Been Loving YouLed Zeppelin1970
36.Wishing WellFree1972
37.Band on the RunPaul McCartney and Wings1974
38.Rock BottomUFO1974
39.MoneyPink Floyd1973
40.Speed KingDeep Purple1970
41.Locomotive BreathJethro Tull1978
42.War PigsBlack Sabbath1970
43.Let It BeThe Beatles1970
44.Don’t Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult1976
45.I’ve Seen All Good PeopleYes1971
46.Black Magic WomanSantana1970
47.Beast of BurdenRolling Stones1978
48.BurnDeep Purple1974
49.July MorningUriah Heep1971
50.La GrangeZZ Top1973
51.In My Time of DyingLed Zeppelin1975
52.Lean on MeBill Withers1972
53.Dream OnAerosmith1973
55.Bennie and the JetsElton John1974
56.Shine On You Crazy DiamondPink Floyd1975
57.The ChainFleetwood Mac1977
58.Supper’s ReadyGenesis1972
59.You Really Got MeVan Halen1978
60.LaylaDerek & The Dominos1970
61.When The Levee BreaksLed Zeppelin1971
62.Sultans of SwingDire Straits1978
63.TimePink Floyd1973
65.Black WaterDoobie Brothers1974
66.Iron ManBlack Sabbath1970
67.Black BettyRam Jam1977
68.BargainThe Who1971
69.Black DiamondKiss1974
70.Thunder RoadBruce Springsteen1975
71.Stay With MeFaces1971
72.Sweet EmotionAerosmith1975
73.Black DogLed Zeppelin1971
74.Blinded by the LightManfred Mann1977
75.Take It EasyEagles1972
76.Bloody Well RightSupertramp1974
77.Call Me The BreezeLynyrd Skynyrd1974
78.Rocket ManElton John1972
79.Can’t Get EnoughBad Company1974
80.Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin1970
81.Bennie & The JetsElton John1973
82.Who’ll Stop The RainCCR1970
83.JessicaAllman Brothers1973
84.Brass in PocketPretenders1979
85.Already GoneEagles1974
86.Dirty DeedsAC/DC1976
87.Turn the PageBob Seger1973
88.Runnin’ With The DevilVan Halen1978
89.BreakdownTom Petty and the Heartbreakers1976
90.CaravanVan Morrison1970
91.Brain DamagePink Floyd1973
92.Crazy On YouHeart1976
93.TushZZ Top1975
94Maybe I’m AmazedPaul McCartney1970
95..Lucky ManELP1970
96.Breakfast In AmericaSupertramp1979
97.Walkin’ On The MoonPolice1979
98.Bridge of SighsRobin Trower1974
99.Cat Scratch FeverTed Nugent1977
100.Walk This Way Aerosmith1975
101.Oye Como VaSantana1970
102.Do It AgainSteely Dan1972
103.ChangesDavid Bowie1972
104.I’d Love to Change the WorldTen Years After1971
105.Cheap SunglassesZZ Top1979
106.StrangleholdTed Nugent1975
107.Dancing DaysLed Zeppelin1973
108.Fire on HighELO1975
109.Feel Like Making LoveBad Company1975
110.China GroveDoobie Brothers1973
111.Do You Feel Like We DoPeter Frampton1973
112.Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple1972
113.AqualungJethro Tull1971
114.DreamsFleetwood Mac1977
115.CocaineEric Clapton1977
116.Radar LoveGolden Earring1973
117.Come Sail AwayStyx1977
118.More Than a FeelingBoston1976
119.Cold As IceForeigner1977
120.Magic ManHeart1976
121.Rock and Roll FantasyBad Company1979
122.Go Your Own WayFleetwood Mac1977
123.Knockin’ on Heaven’s DoorBob Dylan1973
124.Killer QueenQueen1974
125.Dance The Night AwayVan Halen1979
126.Hitch A RideBoston1976
127.American WomanGuess Who1970
128.Cortez the KillerNeil Young1975
129.AngieRolling Stones1973
130.Give A Little BitSupertramp1977
131.Papa Was a Rollin’ StoneThe Temptations1972
132.Reeling In The YearsSteely Dan1972
133.Behind Blue EyesThe Who1971
134.Deacon BluesSteely Dan1977
135.Have A CigarPink Floyd1975
136.You’ve Got to Hide Your Love AwayThe Beatles1965
137.Never Been Any ReasonHead East1974
138.Karn Evil 9ELP1973
139.Just What I NeededCars1978
140.Doctor My EyesJackson Browne1972
141.Witchy WomanEagles1972
142.Burnin’ SkyBad Company1977
143.Can’t You SeeMarshall Tucker Band1973
144.Don’t Bring Me DownElectric Light Orchestra1979
145.Your SongElton John1970
146.Don’t Do Me Like ThatTom Petty1979
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