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Top Songs of the 1970s

1960s <-1970-> 1980s
    

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1.
02/1978
453

✫1
US
19
AC


3
dance
8
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Stayin' Alive / Night Fever / More Than a Woman in US dance charts
[RSO 889]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
2.
12/1978
443

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #489]
charted as I Will Survive / Substitute / Anybody Wanna Party? / I Said Yes in US dance charts
[Polydor 14508]
written by Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris
3.
06/1978
423

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Motown 1443]
written by Lionel Richie
4.
11/1978
417

✫1
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #301]
written by Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
5.
12/1971
414

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[RCA 74-0604]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
6.
07/1971
404

✫1
US








✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
7.
02/1973
402

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45318 A]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
8.
09/1977
399

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #366]
[RSO 882]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
9.
04/1978
393

✫1
US
23
AC






✫1
UK
written by John Farrar
10.
10/1978

Le Freak by Chic

from C'est CHIC   
392

✫1
US
48
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Le Freak / I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3519]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
11.
02/1970
390

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1971]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #47]
[Columbia 45079]
written by Paul Simon
12.
12/1977
388

✫1
US
28
AC


3
dance
4
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #189]
charted as Stayin' Alive / Night Fever / More Than a Woman in US dance charts
[RSO 885]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
13.
11/1970
387

✫1
US
2
AC






✫1
UK
14.
06/1978
384

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
written by Janice Johnson (as Janice Marie Johnson) & Perry Kibble (as Perry L. Kibble)
15.
04/1977
382

✫1
US
3
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[tribute to Duke Ellington]
charted as Another Star / I Wish / Sir Duke / Isn't She Lovely in US dance charts
[Tamla 54281]
written by Stevie Wonder
16.
11/1971
380

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
17.
05/1977
377

✫1
US




11
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10544]
written by Maurice White & Al McKay
18.
10/1978
375

2
US




2
dance
32
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Y.M.C.A. / Hot Cop in US dance charts
[Casablanca 945]
written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
19.
11/1970
373

✫1
US
10
AC






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #454]
charted as My Sweet Lord / Isn't It a Pity in US charts
[Apple 2995]
written by George Harrison
20.
07/1976
372

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Rocket 40585]
written by Elton John (as Ann Orson) & Bernie Taupin (as Carte Blanche)
21.
05/1979
369

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Juana 3422]
written by Frederick Knight
22.
12/1979
366

✫1
US




57
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #375]
charted as Another Brick in the Wall / Run Like Hell / Don't Leave Me Now in US dance charts
written by Roger Waters
23.
03/1972
363

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[MAM 3619]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan (as Raymond O'Sullivan)
24.
01/1977
361

✫1
US
✫1
AC




94
R&B
✫1
UK
[Warner 8332]
written by Albert Hammond & Carole Bayer Sager
25.
09/1977
359

✫1
US
✫1
AC
4
country




48
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1977]
[Warner 8455]
written by Joseph Brooks (as Joe Brooks)
26.
08/1970
355

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54199]
written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Hank Cosby) & Smokey Robinson
27.
08/1976
354

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 10390]
written by Peter Cetera
28.
05/1971
354

✫1
US
✫1
AC






6
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1972]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #469]
in the US, B side I Feel The Earth Move charted from 12 june 1971; charted as It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move in the UK
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
29.
09/1973
353

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




2
UK
30.
01/1974
349

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Bell 45432]
written by Jacques Brel & Rod McKuen
31.
09/1970
349

✫1
US
24
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1171]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
32.
08/1976
347

✫1
US
6
AC






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #171]
[Atlantic 45-3372]
written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
33.
04/1976
346

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
34.
09/1978
344

✫1
US
24
AC


✫1
dance
8
R&B
5
UK
charted as MacArthur Park Suite in US dance charts
[Casablanca 939]
written by Jimmy Webb
35.
11/1978
341

✫1
US
4
AC




10
R&B
3
UK
[RSO 913]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
36.
08/1972
339

✫1
US






42
R&B
✫1
UK
[recorded live in manchester, england]
[novelty]
[Chess 2131]
written by Chuck Berry
37.
01/1973
339

✫1
US
2
AC




2
R&B
6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1974]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1974]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #360]
[Atlantic 2940]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
38.
06/1974
339

✫1
US
✫1
AC
9
country




✫1
UK
[RCA APBO 0295]
written by John Denver
39.
03/1978
338

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 10693]
written by John Vallins & Nat Kipner
40.
12/1972
338

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Elektra 45824]
written by Carly Simon
41.
12/1975
337

✫1
US
18
AC






✫1
UK
[Warner 8168]
written by Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker
42.
12/1979
337

2
US
5
AC


8
dance
6
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Working My Way Back to You / Forgive Me, Girl is US AC Charts
written by Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer
43.
12/1971
336

✫1
US
3
AC






3
UK
written by Dewey Bunnell
44.
12/1976
335

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1976]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1978]
written by Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams
45.
03/1970
334

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #20]
[Apple 2764]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
46.
12/1976
334

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Private Stock 45129]
written by Tony Macaulay
47.
10/1971
333

✫1
US
6
AC




2
R&B
4
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1971]
[Enterprise 9038]
written by Isaac Hayes
48.
08/1974
333

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2140]
written by Carl Douglas
49.
05/1975
333

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




4
UK
[Capitol 4095]
written by Larry Weiss
50.
10/1971
333

✫1
US
5
AC






4
UK
[Neighborhood 4201]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
51.
03/1979
332

✫1
US
4
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Polydor 14547 A]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
52.
07/1978
332

✫1
US
19
AC






6
UK
[Warner 8589]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
53.
03/1972
330

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B
14
UK
[R]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1973]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1973]
[Atlantic 2864]
written by Ewan MacColl
54.
10/1979
330

✫1
US
17
AC






2
UK
[Elektra 46579]
written by Freddie Mercury
55.
04/1974
330

✫1
US
12
AC
3
country




✫1
UK
[Barnaby 600]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
56.
06/1976
330

✫1
US
42
AC






5
UK
[Warner 8262]
written by Rod Stewart
57.
04/1977
329

✫1
US
8
AC




19
R&B
26
UK
[RSO 872]
written by Barry Gibb
58.
02/1979
328

✫1
US
19
AC


22
dance
44
R&B
✫1
UK
[RSO 918]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
59.
10/1979
327

✫1
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
20
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 11125]
written by Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
60.
04/1975
327

✫1
US
2
AC


3
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
as Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
[instrumental]
[Avco 4653]
written by Van McCoy
61.
06/1972
327

✫1
US
✫1
AC




38
R&B
5
UK
[Epic 10902]
written by Johnny Nash
62.
11/1979
324

✫1
US
21
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Rock With You in US dance charts
[Epic 50797 A]
written by Rod Temperton
63.
06/1974
323

✫1
US
19
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[T.K. 1004]
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
64.
05/1978
322

✫1
US




6
dance
33
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #496]
Miss You / Far Away Eyes in the UK
[Rolling Stones 19307]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
65.
04/1977
322

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Tamla 54280]
written by Marvin Gaye
66.
06/1970
322

✫1
US
✫1
AC






6
UK
67.
01/1975
320

✫1
US
4
AC




3
R&B
2
UK
[Epic 50057]
written by Minnie Riperton & Richard Rudolph
68.
11/1976
320

✫1
US
✫1
AC
3
country




4
UK
[Ariola America 7638]
written by Phillip Jarrell & Peter Yarrow
69.
05/1978
320

✫1
US
13
AC




40
R&B
3
UK
[RSO 897]
written by Barry Gibb
70.
10/1972
319

2
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[MAM 3626]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
71.
01/1979
318

✫1
US
44
AC


58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
72.
09/1971
318

✫1
US
6
AC






4
UK
written by Bob Stone
73.
04/1971
317

✫1
US








2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #490]
charted as Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock in UK charts
[Rolling Stones 19100]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
74.
01/1977
317

2
US




36
dance
5
R&B
2
UK
[Epic 50371]
written by Rod Temperton
75.
04/1978
317

✫1
US
8
AC




11
R&B
42
UK
76.
10/1978
316

✫1
US
3
AC
70
country




5
UK
as Barbara & Neil
[Columbia 10840]
written by Neil Diamond, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
77.
01/1978
316

✫1
US
9
AC




60
R&B
4
UK
[RSO 884]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
78.
04/1976
315

✫1
US
12
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10310]
written by Winfred Lovett
79.
08/1970
315

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
80.
04/1979
314

✫1
US




4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
81.
07/1970
314

✫1
US






3
R&B
3
UK
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
82.
11/1979
312

3
US
5
AC
✫1
country




✫1
UK
[United Artists Xw-1327]
written by Roger Bowling & Billy Edd Wheeler
83.
04/1979
312

✫1
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #103]
charted as Hot Stuff / Bad Girls in US dance charts
[Casablanca 978]
written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey
84.
06/1971
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC






4
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
85.
07/1977
310

2
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[ABC 12284]
written by Marvin Willis, Arnold Ingram & James Mitchell
86.
09/1979
310

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1474]
written by Lionel Richie
87.
06/1976
309

✫1
US




12
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Play That Funky Music / I Feel Sanctified in US dance charts
[Epic 50225]
written by Robert Parissi
88.
12/1975
309

✫1
US
19
AC
✫1
country




2
UK
[novelty]
[MGM 14839]
written by C.W. McCall (as Bill Fries) & Chip Davis
89.
11/1974
309

2
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2133]
written by Peter Radcliffe, Tony Sepe & Barry White
90.
04/1970
308

3
US






20
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #391]
[Invictus 9075]
written by Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne), Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
91.
06/1979
308

✫1
US








6
UK
[Capitol 4731]
written by Doug Fieger & Berton Averre
92.
08/1975
308

✫1
US




18
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
93.
12/1971
306

✫1
US
36
AC




✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #60]
[Hi 2202]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
94.
08/1977
306

2
US
4
AC
✫1
country




5
UK
[United Artists 1016]
written by Richard Leigh
95.
02/1978
305

3
US
9
AC






✫1
UK
[Atlantic 3457 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
96.
10/1973
305

✫1
US
2
AC






5
UK
[A&M 1468]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis
97.
05/1979
305

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
14
UK
charted as Hot Stuff / Bad Girls in US dance charts
[Casablanca 988]
written by Donna Summer, Joe Esposito (as Joe "Bean" Esposito), Eddie Hokenson (as Edward Hokenson) & Bruce Sudano
98.
04/1973
305

✫1
US
✫1
AC






9
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1861]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
99.
10/1975
305

✫1
US




20
dance
5
R&B
3
UK
charted as Overture / Love Machine in US dance charts
[Tamla 54262]
written by Billy Griffin & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
100.
07/1974
303

2
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[P.i. 3550]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

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