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Initial post: May 25, 2011 9:14:12 AM PDT
Listed below are the top 100 Rock songs of the 70's by Billboard magazine.
Please list your top 20 out of this list and I will compile them at the end to determine the overall winner. Deadline will be 1 week from today, June 1st at Midnight. Have Fun!!

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. Imagine - John Lennon
4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
5. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
6. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
7. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
10. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
11. Let It Be - The Beatles
12. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
13. American Pie - Don McLean
14. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
15. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
16. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
17. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
18. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
19. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
20. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
21. Your Song - Elton John
22. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
23. More Than a Feeling - Boston
24. Just My Imagination - The Temptations
25. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
26. Roxanne - The Police
27. Dream On - Aerosmith
28. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
29. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
30. London Calling - The Clash
31. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
32. Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
33. Dancing Queen - ABBA
34. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen
35. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - James Brown
36. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
37. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
38. Lola - The Kinks
39. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
40. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
41. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
42. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
43. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
44. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
45. Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
46. Heart of Glass - Blondie
47. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
48. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
49. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
50. Baba O'Riley - The Who
51. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
52. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
53. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
54. It's Too Late - Carole King
55. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
56. All Right Now - Free
57. Good Times - Chic
58. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
59. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
60. Riders On the Storm - The Doors
61. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
62. Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
63. Black Magic Woman - Santana
64. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
65. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkedelic
66. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
67. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
68. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
69. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
70. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
71. Money - Pink Floyd
72. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
73. Piano Man - Billy Joel
74. Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
75. Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
76. Changes - David Bowie
77. Le Freak - Chic
78. Band of Gold - Freda Payne
79. Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version) - Paul McCartney
80. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
81. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
82. Heroes - David Bowie
83. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
84. War - Edwin Starr
85. Night Moves - Bob Seger
86. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
87. Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
88. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
89. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
90. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
91. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
92. Love Train - The O'Jays
93. You're So Vain - Carly Simon
94. Best of My Love - The Emotions
95. God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
96. Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
97. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
98. Message in a Bottle - The Police
99. Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
100. One of These Nights - The Eagles

I'll be back in a bit with my list...

Posted on May 25, 2011 9:43:10 AM PDT
My list
20 points will be awarded to number 1...on down to 1 point for number 20...

1. Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen
2. Free Bird/Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. American Pie/ Don McLean
4. Another Brick in the Wall/Pink Floyd
5. Smoke On the Water/Deep Purple
6. Walk This Way/Aerosmith
7. Stairway to Heaven/Led Zeppelin
8. Hotel California/The Eagles
9. Me and Bobby McGee/Janis Joplin
10 Baba O'Riley/The Who
11 All Right Now/Free
12 Riders on the Storm/The Doors
13 Tangled Up In Blue/Bob Dylan
14 Brass In Pocket/The Pretenders
15 Imagine/John Lennon
16 (Don't Fear) The Reaper/Blue Oyster Cult
17 Tumbling Dice/The Rolling Stones
18 Piano Man/Billy Joel
19 Layla/Derek and the Dominos
20 Lola/The Kinks

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 9:46:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2011 10:17:14 AM PDT
Getting smarter in our old age are we?
Best was too hard so I went in order of favorites:

1 Heroes - David Bowie
2 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
3 All Right Now - Free
4 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
5 Dream On - Aerosmith
6 Lola - The Kinks
7 Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
8 Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
9 Miss You - The Rolling Stones
10 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
11 Hotel California - The Eagles
12 Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
13 Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
14 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
15 Baba O'Riley - The Who
16 Let It Be - The Beatles
17 Walk This Way - Aerosmith
18 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
19 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
20 Band of Gold - Freda Payne

I can't believe that last song is on the list!
But it has special meaning to me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 9:47:18 AM PDT
Are we supposed to put them in NUMBER order ~ as best to worst?

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 9:49:27 AM PDT
Yup...so I can award points at the end...unless you want to leave it as is...your first will get 20 points and Freda would get 1

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 10:03:24 AM PDT
I hope your math skills are good.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 10:05:11 AM PDT
Yup...I got this...:):)
And yes, I was ready for a change in format

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 10:19:32 AM PDT
I this format would work well with any artist catalog when it comes to chosing their top songs.

At this point 8 songs have a head start.

Posted on May 25, 2011 11:35:22 AM PDT
anesthetize says:
After SA

1. Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
3. Wont Get Fooled Again- The Who
4. Baba O'Reilly- The Who
5. Money- Pink Floyd
6. Heroes- David Bowie
7. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
8. Brass In Pocket- The Pretenders
9. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
10. Roxanne- The Police
11. Changes- David Bowie
12. Walk On The Wild Side- Lou Reed
13. Anarchy In The UK- Sex Pistols
14. I Want To Be Sedated- The Ramones
15. Tumbling Dice- Rolling Stones
16. Maggie May- Rod Stewart
17. Lola- The Kinks
18. London Calling- The Clash
19. Piano Man- Billy Joel
20. Imagine- John Lennon

Great game idea!

Posted on May 25, 2011 3:23:52 PM PDT
1. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. All Right Now - Free
4. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
5. Baba O'Riley - The Who
6. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
7. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
8. Dream On - Aerosmith
9. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
10. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
11. Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
12. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
13. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
14. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
15. Lola - The Kinks
16. Heroes - David Bowie
17. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
19. Let It Be - The Beatles
20. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Posted on May 25, 2011 7:18:54 PM PDT
From the choices:

1. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
2. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
3. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
4. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
5. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
6. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
7. Let It Be - The Beatles
8. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
9. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
10. God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
11. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
12. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
13. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
14. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
15. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
16. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
17. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
18. Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
19. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
20. Love Train - The O'Jays

But I would take Moonlight Mile, Idiot Wind, As, Starless, Siberian Khatru, (I Want to Be An) Anglepoise Lamp - I could go on and on - over any but the top 4 anyday.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 8:37:20 PM PDT
K. Cooper says:
After dib

1. Riders on the Storm- Doors
2. Layla-Derek& Dominoes
3 Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar
4. " """ -Tumbling dice
5. Bob Marley- Nowoman No cry
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird
7. George Harrison- My Sweet Lord
8. Bob Dylan- Tangled Up in Blue
9. Beatles- Let It Be
10. Isaac Hayes- shaft
11. Led Zep- Rock&roll
12. Pretenders- Brass in Pocket
13. Santana- Black Magic woman
14. Black sabbath- Paranoid
15. Neil young- Heart of gold
16. deep Purple- smoke on the water
17. Blue Oystrer Cult- Dont fear the reaper
18. Police- Message in a Bottle
19. Paul McCartney- Maybe I'm amazed
20. Pink Floyd- wish you were here

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 10:51:59 PM PDT
Alt9999 says:
Re: Anglepoise Lamp -

Yep, or "Where Are The Prawns"

Posted on May 26, 2011 2:57:50 AM PDT
Dante says:
after K Cooper

1. Won't Get Fooled Again
2. Roxanne
3. Wish You Were Here
4. Tumbling Dice
5. Riders On The Storm
6. Piano Man
7. Baba O'Reilly
8. Layla
9. Brass In Pocket
10. Comfortably Numb
11. Who'll Stop The Rain
12. Stairway To Heaven
13. Heroes
14. Maggie May
15. Money
16. Smoke On The Water
17. American Pie
18. Let It Be
19. Brown Sugar
20. War

Posted on May 26, 2011 11:44:29 AM PDT
Bumping up for peeps who might not have seen it...give the new format a try guys...you only have to vote once!!

Posted on May 26, 2011 1:16:34 PM PDT
B L T says:
1 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
2 Baba O'Riley - The Who
3 Riders On the Storm - The Doors
4 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
5 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
6 Layla - Derek and the Dominos
7 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
8 Let It Be - The Beatles
9 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
10 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
11 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
12 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
13 Heart of Gold - Neil Young
14 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
15 Imagine - John Lennon
16 Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
17 Black Magic Woman - Santana
18 Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
19 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
20 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Posted on May 26, 2011 8:26:22 PM PDT
K. Cooper says:
BLT- good list. I had many of the same on my list.

Posted on May 26, 2011 9:08:57 PM PDT
Blues Junkie says:
1. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
2. Baba O'Riley - The Who
3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
5. Black Magic Woman - Santana
6. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
7. Layla - Derek & The Dominos
8. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
9. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
10. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
11. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
12. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
14. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
15. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
16. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
17. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
18. All Right Now - Free
19. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
20. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Marvin's not even close to being rock, but he made the list so I'm going with him. GEL, great effort putting this together. & even doing math!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2011 9:51:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2011 9:52:54 PM PDT
B L T says:
K. Cooper - You have an exceptionally good ear for great music :)

Posted on May 27, 2011 5:25:26 AM PDT
bumping up again...
come on game players...this one is easy...you only have to vote ONE time...
Deadline reminder...June 1 at midnight

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011 7:32:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011 7:35:43 AM PDT
Yeah....just took it off Billboards top 100...Wild Horses would be in my top 5

Posted on May 27, 2011 8:20:11 AM PDT
I cant believe I didn't put the Beatles on here.

1. Baba O'Riley - The Who
2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
3. Message in a Bottle - The Police
4. Imagine - John Lennon
5. Dream On - Aerosmith
6. More Than a Feeling - Boston
7. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
8. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
9. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
10. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
12. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
13. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
14. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen
15. London Calling - The Clash
16. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
17. American Pie - Don McLean
18. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
19. War - Edwin Starr
20. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011 11:51:14 AM PDT
I cant believe you put Michael Jackson over the Beatles.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2011 12:25:31 PM PDT
1.Comfortably Numb
2.Maybe I'm Amazed
3.Smoke on the Water
4.Won't Get Fooled Again
5.Layla
6.Stairway to Heaven
7.Bohemian Rhapsody
8.Wish You Were Here
9.Kashmir
10.Go Your Own Way
11.My Sweet Lord
12.Don't Fear the Reaper
13.Lola
14.All Right Now
15.Imagine
16.We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions
17.Let It Be
18.Tangled Up in Blue
19.Fire and Rain
20.American Pie
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