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Top Songs of the 1970s

1960s <-1970-> 1980s
    

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1.
04/1977
349

✫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
2.
02/1973
347

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45318 A]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
3.
12/1971
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[RCA 74-0604]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
4.
09/1973
341

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




2
UK
5.
01/1977
336

✫1
US
✫1
AC




94
R&B
✫1
UK
[Warner 8332]
written by Albert Hammond & Carole Bayer Sager
6.
08/1972
333

✫1
US






42
R&B
✫1
UK
[recorded live in manchester, england]
[novelty]
[Chess 2131]
written by Chuck Berry
7.
10/1972
330

2
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[MAM 3626]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
8.
12/1978
329

✫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
9.
05/1979
328

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Juana 3422]
written by Frederick Knight
10.
04/1975
326

✫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
11.
06/1978
326

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Motown 1443]
written by Lionel Richie
12.
02/1970
323

✫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
13.
01/1975
322

✫1
US
4
AC




3
R&B
2
UK
[Epic 50057]
written by Minnie Riperton & Richard Rudolph
14.
08/1970
321

✫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
15.
11/1970
320

✫1
US
2
AC






✫1
UK
[Bell 938]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
16.
07/1971
320

✫1
US








✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
17.
11/1971
320

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
18.
12/1975
319

✫1
US
18
AC






✫1
UK
[Warner 8168]
written by Bob Gaudio & Judy Parker
19.
11/1978
318

✫1
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #301]
[Warner 8724]
written by Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
20.
07/1976
317

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Rocket 40585]
written by Elton John (as Ann Orson) & Bernie Taupin (as Carte Blanche)
21.
08/1976
317

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 10390]
written by Peter Cetera
22.
02/1978
316

✫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
23.
12/1976
316

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Private Stock 45129]
written by Tony Macaulay
24.
06/1974
313

✫1
US
✫1
AC
9
country




✫1
UK
[RCA Victor 0295]
written by John Denver
25.
11/1975
313

✫1
US
19
AC
✫1
country




2
UK
[novelty]
[MGM 14839]
written by C.W. McCall (as Bill Fries) & Chip Davis
26.
06/1977
312

2
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[ABC 12284]
written by Marvin Willis, Arnold Ingram & James Mitchell
27.
03/1972
311

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[MAM 3619]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan (as Raymond O'Sullivan)
28.
05/1974
311

✫1
US
19
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[T.K. 1004]
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
29.
12/1972
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Elektra 45824]
written by Carly Simon
30.
11/1970
310

✫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
31.
08/1976
308

✫1
US
6
AC






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #171]
[Atlantic 45-3372]
written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
32.
01/1974
308

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Bell 45432]
written by Jacques Brel & Rod McKuen
33.
08/1974
307

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2140]
written by Carl Douglas
34.
04/1974
305

✫1
US
12
AC
3
country




✫1
UK
[Barnaby 600]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
35.
11/1974
303

2
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2133]
written by Peter Radcliffe, Tony Sepe & Barry White
36.
05/1975
303

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




4
UK
[Capitol 4095]
written by Larry Weiss
37.
12/1977
301

✫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
38.
03/1970
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #20]
[Apple 2764]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
39.
12/1979
301

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
[Atlantic 3637]
written by Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer
40.
06/1973
300

2
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
[A&M 1446]
written by John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
41.
07/1974
300

2
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Philadelphia International 3550]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
42.
10/1971
299

✫1
US
6
AC




2
R&B
4
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1971]
[Enterprise 9038]
written by Isaac Hayes
43.
05/1975
299

2
US
10
AC






✫1
UK

[Mercury 73678]
written by Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman
44.
02/1979
298

✫1
US
19
AC


22
dance
44
R&B
✫1
UK
[RSO 918]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
45.
04/1976
297

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
[Capitol 4256]
written by Paul McCartney
46.
09/1977
297

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #366]
[RSO 882]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
47.
05/1977
296

✫1
US




11
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10544]
written by Maurice White & Al McKay
48.
04/1971
296

✫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
49.
06/1972
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC




38
R&B
5
UK
[Epic 10902]
written by Johnny Nash
50.
01/1973
293

✫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
51.
12/1971
292

✫1
US
3
AC






3
UK
[Warner 7555]
written by Dewey Bunnell
52.
08/1975
291

✫1
US




18
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[T.K. 1015]
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
53.
12/1973
291

✫1
US
2
AC






4
UK
[Apple 1870]
written by Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
54.
04/1978
291

✫1
US
23
AC






✫1
UK
[RSO 891]
written by John Farrar
55.
12/1979
291

✫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
56.
01/1979
290

✫1
US
44
AC


58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
57.
10/1975
290

✫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)
58.
06/1971
290

✫1
US
✫1
AC






4
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
59.
05/1978
288

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Capitol 4565]
written by Janice Johnson (as Janice Marie Johnson) & Perry Kibble (as Perry L. Kibble)
60.
01/1977
287

2
US




36
dance
5
R&B
2
UK
[Epic 50370]
written by Rod Temperton
61.
10/1978
286

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
62.
11/1974
286

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
63.
03/1978
286

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 10693]
written by John Vallins & Nat Kipner
64.
07/1979
285

✫1
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
charted as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Rock With You in US dance charts
[Epic 50742]
written by Michael Jackson
65.
02/1972
285

3
US








✫1
UK
[MGM 14367]
written by Paul Anka
66.
10/1979
284

✫1
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
20
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 11125]
written by Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
67.
03/1973
283

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #281]
[Tamla 54232]
written by Stevie Wonder
68.
03/1972
283

2
US






2
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1197]
written by Jimmie Thomas
69.
10/1971
283

✫1
US
5
AC






4
UK
[Neighborhood 4201]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
70.
10/1975
282

✫1
US
✫1
AC




14
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1377]
written by Michael Masser & Gerry Goffin
71.
10/1976
282

✫1
US
19
AC




43
R&B
2
UK
[Warner 8283]
written by Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia
72.
12/1976
282

✫1
US
23
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
charted as Another Star / I Wish / Sir Duke / Isn't She Lovely in US dance charts
[Tamla 54274]
written by Stevie Wonder
73.
10/1973
282

✫1
US
2
AC






5
UK
[A&M 1468]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis
74.
04/1979
282

✫1
US




4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
75.
11/1976
282

✫1
US
✫1
AC
3
country




4
UK
[Ariola America 7638]
written by Phillip Jarrell & Peter Yarrow
76.
04/1977
282

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Tamla 54280]
written by Marvin Gaye
77.
08/1972

Ben by Michael Jackson

from Ben   
281

✫1
US
3
AC




5
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1207]
written by Don Black & Walter Scharf
78.
09/1971
281

✫1
US
6
AC






4
UK
[Kapp 2146]
written by Bob Stone
79.
09/1970
280

✫1
US
24
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1171]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
80.
10/1975
279

2
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B
4
UK
[Oasis 401]
written by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte
81.
09/1973
278

5
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




2
UK
[MGM/Kolob 14609]
written by Fred Spielman & Janice Torre
82.
01/1977
278

5
US
10
AC
✫1
country




✫1
UK
[United Artists 929]
written by Roger Bowling & Hal Bynum
83.
11/1972
278

✫1
US
11
AC






5
UK
[MCA 40000]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
84.
12/1976
278

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1976]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1978]
[Columbia 10450]
written by Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams
85.
08/1970
278

✫1
US
2
AC






3
UK
[Uni 55250]
written by Neil Diamond
86.
07/1976
278

✫1
US
25
AC


✫1
dance
4
R&B
5
UK
[RSO 853]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
87.
04/1976
278

✫1
US
12
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10310]
written by Winfred Lovett
88.
03/1979
277

✫1
US
4
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Polydor/MVP 14547]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
89.
11/1979
276

3
US
5
AC
✫1
country




✫1
UK
[United Artists 1327]
written by Roger Bowling & Billy Edd Wheeler
90.
07/1970
276

✫1
US






3
R&B
3
UK
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
91.
10/1979
275

✫1
US
17
AC






2
UK
[Elektra 46579]
written by Freddie Mercury
92.
09/1979
274

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1474]
written by Lionel Richie
93.
05/1971
274

✫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
94.
01/1973
272

2
US
✫1
AC






4
UK
[MCA 40046]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
95.
07/1977
272

6
US
45
AC


3
dance
9
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #411]
charted as I Feel Love / Theme from the Deep (Down Deep Inside) in US dance charts
[Casablanca 884]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte & Donna Summer
96.
03/1974
271

2
US
6
AC




5
R&B
2
UK
[Avco 4634]
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
97.
06/1979

Good Times by Chic

from Risqué   
271

✫1
US
28
AC


3
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #224]
charted as Good Times / My Feet Keep Dancing / My Forbidden Lover in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3584]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
98.
08/1970
269

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
99.
06/1973
269

✫1
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B
9
UK
[Motown 1239]
written by Michael Masser & Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller)
100.
06/1974
269

✫1
US
40
AC






2
UK
[Capitol 3895]
written by Andy Kim

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