The 150 Best Rock Songs Of The 1970s

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Rock music existed since the 1970s and originated from the music genres 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 incredibly popular in the 70s and hardly any other music genre had comparable 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 popular 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 makes the hearts of rock fans 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.

Place: Song: Artist: Listen: Year:
1. Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 1971
2. Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 1973
3. Baba O’Riley The Who 1971
4. Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975
5. Highway Star Deep Purple 1972
6. Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 1979
7. Highway to Hell AC/DC 1979
8. Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975
9. We Will Rock You Queen 1977
10. Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf 1977
11. Hotel California The Eagles 1976
12. American Girl Tom Petty 1976
13. Whole Lotta Rosie AC/DC 1977
14. Carry On Wayward Son Kansas 1976
15. All Right Now Free 1970
16. Kashmir Led Zeppelin 1975
17. Rock And Roll Led Zeppelin 1971
18. Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 1975
19. Whiskey In The Jar Thin Lizzy 1973
20. Detroit Rock City Kiss 1976
21. Baby Hold On Eddie Money 1977
22. Still In Love With You Thin Lizzy 1974
23. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 Pink Floyd 1979
24. Stargazer Rainbow 1976
25. Achilles Last Stand Led Zeppelin 1976
26. Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974
27. Brown Sugar Rolling Stones 1971
28. Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who 1971
29. Barracuda Heart 1977
30. Lola The Kinks 1970
31. Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix 1970
32. The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy 1976
33. Backstreets Bruce Springsteen 1975
34. Tiny Dancer Elton John 1971
35. Since I’ve Been Loving You Led Zeppelin 1970
36. Wishing Well Free 1972
37. Band on the Run Paul McCartney and Wings 1974
38. Rock Bottom UFO 1974
39. Money Pink Floyd 1973
40. Speed King Deep Purple 1970
41. Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull 1978
42. War Pigs Black Sabbath 1970
43. Let It Be The Beatles 1970
44. Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult 1976
45. I’ve Seen All Good People Yes 1971
46. Black Magic Woman Santana 1970
47. Beast of Burden Rolling Stones 1978
48. Burn Deep Purple 1974
49. July Morning Uriah Heep 1971
50. La Grange ZZ Top 1973
51. In My Time of Dying Led Zeppelin 1975
52. Lean on Me Bill Withers 1972
53. Dream On Aerosmith 1973
54. Roxanne Police 1978
55. Bennie and the Jets Elton John 1974
56. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pink Floyd 1975
57. The Chain Fleetwood Mac 1977
58. Supper’s Ready Genesis 1972
59. You Really Got Me Van Halen 1978
60. Layla Derek & The Dominos 1970
61. When The Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin 1971
62. Sultans of Swing Dire Straits 1978
63. Time Pink Floyd 1973
64. Xanadu Rush 1977
65. Black Water Doobie Brothers 1974
66. Iron Man Black Sabbath 1970
67. Black Betty Ram Jam 1977
68. Bargain The Who 1971
69. Black Diamond Kiss 1974
70. Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen 1975
71. Stay With Me Faces 1971
72. Sweet Emotion Aerosmith 1975
73. Black Dog Led Zeppelin 1971
74. Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann 1977
75. Take It Easy Eagles 1972
76. Bloody Well Right Supertramp 1974
77. Call Me The Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974
78. Rocket Man Elton John 1972
79. Can’t Get Enough Bad Company 1974
80. Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin 1970
81. Bennie & The Jets Elton John 1973
82. Who’ll Stop The Rain CCR 1970
83. Jessica Allman Brothers 1973
84. Brass in Pocket Pretenders 1979
85. Already Gone Eagles 1974
86. Dirty Deeds AC/DC 1976
87. Turn the Page Bob Seger 1973
88. Runnin’ With The Devil Van Halen 1978
89. Breakdown Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1976
90. Caravan Van Morrison 1970
91. Brain Damage Pink Floyd 1973
92. Crazy On You Heart 1976
93. Tush ZZ Top 1975
94 Maybe I’m Amazed Paul McCartney 1970
95.. Lucky Man ELP 1970
96. Breakfast In America Supertramp 1979
97. Walkin’ On The Moon Police 1979
98. Bridge of Sighs Robin Trower 1974
99. Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent 1977
100. Walk This Way Aerosmith 1975
101. Oye Como Va Santana 1970
102. Do It Again Steely Dan 1972
103. Changes David Bowie 1972
104. I’d Love to Change the World Ten Years After 1971
105. Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top 1979
106. Stranglehold Ted Nugent 1975
107. Dancing Days Led Zeppelin 1973
108. Fire on High ELO 1975
109. Feel Like Making Love Bad Company 1975
110. China Grove Doobie Brothers 1973
111. Do You Feel Like We Do Peter Frampton 1973
112. Smoke on the Water Deep Purple 1972
113. Aqualung Jethro Tull 1971
114. Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1977
115. Cocaine Eric Clapton 1977
116. Radar Love Golden Earring 1973
117. Come Sail Away Styx 1977
118. More Than a Feeling Boston 1976
119. Cold As Ice Foreigner 1977
120. Magic Man Heart 1976
121. Rock and Roll Fantasy Bad Company 1979
122. Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac 1977
123. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan 1973
124. Killer Queen Queen 1974
125. Dance The Night Away Van Halen 1979
126. Hitch A Ride Boston 1976
127. American Woman Guess Who 1970
128. Cortez the Killer Neil Young 1975
129. Angie Rolling Stones 1973
130. Give A Little Bit Supertramp 1977
131. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone The Temptations 1972
132. Reeling In The Years Steely Dan 1972
133. Behind Blue Eyes The Who 1971
134. Deacon Blues Steely Dan 1977
135. Have A Cigar Pink Floyd 1975
136. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away The Beatles 1965
137. Never Been Any Reason Head East 1974
138. Karn Evil 9 ELP 1973
139. Just What I Needed Cars 1978
140. Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne 1972
141. Witchy Woman Eagles 1972
142. Burnin’ Sky Bad Company 1977
143. Can’t You See Marshall Tucker Band 1973
144. Don’t Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra 1979
145. Your Song Elton John 1970
146. Don’t Do Me Like That Tom Petty 1979

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