1970s Top 1000

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RSN 1970s Top 1000
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Now we move from the historically reclaimed and mostly vague background music of those younger years to—finally—my own coming of age soundtrack, songs that were made happenstance by virtue of the radio, and those that became choices of LPs, singles, and other path of wonderment...I was hitting highschool, and after a period of years listening mostly to country music on WYNR in Brunswick GA which shut down its AM signal at 6 PM nightly to such a degree that it wouldn't register a mere twenty miles away, and the pop of whatever Savannah station nearly sixty miles away was broadcasting the best signal of the hour, my family moved to Cumberland Island. And I suddenly made a new discovery—I was 16 years old, and I was able to pick up the AM bounce of faraway stations, at night! Remember, AM ruled. There were few FM music stations in existence at the time.

On the island, during the day, a few Jacksonville stations were available, which was a new world in itself, but in the privacy of my bedroom shared with a brother or two, I quickly became an enthusiast of night-time radio, huddled under the bed covers with my transistor radio, digging the intensity of WOWO Fort Wayne and WLS Chicago grinding out late '60s and early '70s rock tracks that were introducing me to a whole new slice of great music. I was learning that music was the occasional hit record that I happened to catch on the radio. The LP was coming into its own in the 1970s. —December 28, 2013

No. Time Name Artist Plays Genre Year
1 3:22 Reason To Believe Rod Stewart 443 Pop 1971
2 3:56 I'd Love You to Want Me Lobo 428 Pop 1972
3 3:16 Without You Harry Nilsson 420 Rock 1972
4 3:26 Dust In The Wind Kansas 417 Rock 1977
5 8:31 American Pie Don McLean 402 Pop 1971
6 8:13 Like A Hurricane Neil Young 395 Rock 1977
7 7:13 Last Resort Eagles 391 Rock 1976
8 3:22 Stand By Me John Lennon 374 Rock 1975
9 4:57 A Rock N Roll Fantasy Kinks 372 Rock 1978
10 7:57 Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin 370 Rock 1971
11 7:05 Changing Of The Guards Bob Dylan 365 Rock 1978
12 6:17 Hotel California Eagles 365 Rock 1976
13 5:06 Turn The Page Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 364 Rock 1976
14 4:39 Misfits Kinks 361 Rock 1978
15 4:46 Rock-n-Roll Nigger Patti Smith Group 361 Punk 1978
16 5:04 Back To The Island Leon Russell 342 R&B 1975
17 8:39 Lily Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts Bob Dylan 337 Rock 1975
18 3:21 Holidays In The Sun Sex Pistols 337 Punk 1977
19 7:53 Roll Over Beethoven Electric Light Orchestra 330 Rock 1973
20 5:23 Powderfinger Neil Young 329 Rock 1979
21 6:03 Heroes David Bowie 311 Rock 1977
22 2:39 Have You Ever Seen Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival 300 Rock 1970
23 3:01 Imagine John Lennon 299 Rock 1971
24 7:08 Layla Derek & The Dominos 297 Rock 1970
25 4:03 Let It Be Beatles 291 Rock 1970
26 3:36 My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) Neil Young 288 Rock 1979
27 5:15 I am Not A Poet (Live) Melanie 287 Folk 1973
28 5:11 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 283 Rock 1975
29 4:02 What Have They Done To My Song Ma? Melanie 276 Folk 1970
30 3:11 Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver 267 Pop 1973
31 4:13 Dead Flowers Rolling Stones 266 Rock 1971
32 3:31 I Am...I Said Neil Diamond 265 Rock 1971
33 3:58 Vincent Don McLean 261 Pop 1971
34 2:04 Maybe I was (A Golf Ball) Melanie 258 Folk 1972
35 4:14 Wheel in the Sky Journey 257 Rock 1978
36 3:07 Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon 252 Pop 1972
37 4:03 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd 250 Rock 1979
38 5:33 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 245 Rock 1973
39 7:42 Telegram Nazareth 244 Rock 1976
40 3:02 Radio Radio Elvis Costello & The Attractions 241 Rock 1978
41 3:40 The Nickel Song Melanie 238 Folk 1971
42 3:32 Anarchy In The U.K. Sex Pistols 236 Punk 1977
43 9:31 Jungleland Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 233 Rock 1975
44 3:19 The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll Mott the Hoople 232 Rock 1974
45 4:42 Wild Billy's Circus Story Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 231 Rock 1973
46 4:49 Stealin' Uriah Heep 230 Rock 1973
47 2:27 Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival 228 Rock 1970
48 3:58 Questions Manfred Mann's Earth Band 226 Rock 1976
49 6:30 Time Waits For No One Rolling Stones 226 Rock 1974
50 3:29 Take It Easy Eagles 224 Rock 1972
51 6:23 Sebastian Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 223 Rock 1975
52 4:02 Heaven Talking Heads 220 Rock 1979
53 4:17 Carry Me Carrie Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show 215 Rock 1972
54 3:32 Joy To The World Three Dog Night 215 Rock 1970
55 8:19 Singing the Dolphin Through Manfred Mann's Earth Band 212 Rock 1976
56 4:18 Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles 211 Rock 1972
57 8:47 Please Don't Judas Me Nazareth 211 Rock 1975
58 5:03 Billy (Part 4) Bob Dylan 210 Folk 1973
59 4:49 Marionette Mott the Hoople 210 Rock 1974
60 4:00 Ballroom Blitz Sweet 210 Rock 1974
61 3:59 Someday Never Comes Creedence Clearwater Revival 209 Rock 1972
62 4:36 Lonely Hunter Ian Matthews 209 Rock 1975
63 8:08 Paradise By Dashboard Light Meat Loaf 209 Rock 1977
64 3:17 Pretty Vacant Sex Pistols 209 Punk 1977
65 5:28 Thrasher Neil Young 203 Rock 1979
66 4:03 Rainbow Race Melanie 202 Folk 1972
67 3:13 Long Cool Woman in Black Dress Hollies 201 Rock 1972
68 6:33 Aqualung Jethro Tull 200 Rock 1971
69 3:18 Peace Will Come Melanie 198 Folk 1970
70 3:26 I Can't Touch The Sun Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show 197 Rock 1972
71 2:34 Green Shirt Elvis Costello & The Attractions 194 Rock 1979
72 3:10 EMI Sex Pistols 194 Punk 1977
73 3:46 Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show 193 Rock 1972
74 4:27 Born To Run Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 192 Rock 1975
75 4:11 Problems Sex Pistols 192 Punk 1977
76 4:29 No You Don't Sweet 192 Rock 1973
77 4:38 Sailing Rod Stewart 191 Rock 1975
78 3:11 Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens 190 Pop 1971
79 3:34 I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick 189 Rock 1979
80 6:06 Highway Star Deep Purple 189 Rock 1972
81 3:55 Drift Away Dobie Gray 189 R&B 1973
82 6:46 Jump Into the Fire Harry Nilsson 189 Rock 1972
83 5:26 Mother Pink Floyd 189 Rock 1979
84 6:19 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 188 Rock 1979
85 2:30 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones 186 Punk 1978
86 4:01 Your Song Elton John 185 Rock 1970
87 4:43 Darkness Darkness Ian Matthews 185 Rock 1976
88 4:55 Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney 185 Rock 1971
89 3:54 Brother Louie The Stories 185 Pop 1973
90 5:27 Wavelength Van Morrison 185 Rock 1978
91 2:31 I Am A Poseur X-Ray Spex 184 Punk 1978
92 4:38 Diamonds and Rust Joan Baez 183 Rock 1975
93 4:05 Stoneground Words Melanie 183 Folk 1972
94 6:33 Words(Between the Lines of Age) Neil Young 183 Rock 1972
95 2:31 Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes Edison Lighthouse 182 Pop 1970
96 2:51 This Land Is Your Land Odetta 182 Folk 1978
97 5:48 (I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman Kinks 181 Rock 1979
98 5:05 Steppin' In A Slide Zone Moody Blues 181 Rock 1978
99 3:27 No More Heroes The Stranglers 181 Rock 1977
100 4:20 Success Iggy Pop 180 Rock 1977

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