Best songs of the seventies: nomination thread

As suggested by this thread.

Post your nominations here and then we’ll have another thread to vote.

The nominees from the other thread:
Alison - Elvis Costello
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Baba O’Riley - The Who
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Band on the Run - Wings
Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Cool for Cats - Squeeze
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Couldn’t Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Gloria - Patti Smith
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Here Comes the Weekend - Dave Edmunds
Hotel California - Eagles
I Do the Rock - Tim Curry
I Want to Be Sedated - Ramones
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Imagine - John Lennon
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Layla - Derek and the Dominos (Eric Clapton)
Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys - Traffic
Marquee Moon - Television
Melissa - Allman Brothers Band
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) - Tom Waits
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Station to Station - David Bowie
Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson
Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
Thirteen - Big Star
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Transmission - Joy Division
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
Venus - Television
Vincent - Don McLean
Won’t Get Fooled Again - Who
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone

Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan - released in 1969
Eli’s Coming - Three Dog Night - released in 1969
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield - released in 1967

You Won’t Go to Heaven - Is this supposed to be “You’ll Never Get to Heaven” by Dionne Warwick or “You Will Not Go to Heaven (Champaign, Illinois)” by Bob Dylan or something else?

American Pie-Don McLean

Street Hassle - Lou Reed
Personality Crisis - NY Dolls
Shine A Light - The Stones
Search and Destroy - The Stooges
In My Hour of Darkness - Gram Parsons
Rock Me On The Water - Jackson Browne
“Heroes” - David Bowie
Cortez The Killer - Neil Young
Oh Child - The Five Stairsteps
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Idiot Wind - Dylan
Melissa - Allmans

American Pie. I don’t see how you can get Vincent and leave out American Pie. To each his own I suppose. Layla, Stairway, Blinded By The Light, Only the Good Die Young. Really too many to choose.

A few thoughts to add to the list:

Eye in the Sky - Alan Parsons Project
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting - Elton John
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Barracuda - Heart
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
Lido Shuffle - Boz Skaggs
Beth - Kiss
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Suite Madame Blue - Styx
Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper by BOC. Yeah, the one with cowbell.

Some others in no particular order:

Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
All Down the Line - The Rolling Stones
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking? - The Rolling Stones
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Wasting Time No More - Allman Brothers
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Badlands - Bruce Springsteen
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello

Early 80s, wasn’t it?

What—no fusion jazz? No Stanley Clarke, no Al Di Meola or Jean-Luc Ponty? What about Zappa? Todd Rundgren? Side four of Seconds Out? I’ll plunk down both of my two cents on School Days.

For both songs, I was thinking of Bacharach.

So, how do we narrow down the choices?

American Woman - The Guess Who
Let it Be - the Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Live and Let Die - Wings

For The Look of Love, I think Sergio Mendez, but that’s pre-1970 as well. Love the harmonies.

I’ll second your question.

forgot to add:
Batuka- Santana

Best song ever. It even has cow bells.

You do realize you’re posting in the thread for nominating songs, right?

I’ll probably do a series of playoffs rather than a poll.

Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
Follow You Follow Me - Genesis
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Lonesome Crow - The Scorpions
Master of the Universe - Hawkwind
Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Song for America - Kansas
War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin.

Nobody’s suggested Abba yet? Let’s choose… Take A Chance On Me

Betcha By Golly Wow-- Stylistics
You Make Me Feel Brand New-- Stylistics
Sara Smile – Hall and Oates
If You Don’t Know Me By Now-- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Have You Seen Her?-- Chi Lites
Saturday In The Park-- Chicago
25 or 6 To 4-- Chicago
Just My Imagination-- The Temptations
Family Affair-- Sly and the Family Stone

Elton John, “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”