Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Top 100 Songs From 1974

The Year 1974 was a good (if not great) year in the rock era.  Here are the Top 100 Songs of 1974* (Keep in mind that these are how the songs rank currently, not where they ranked in 1974):

1.   "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
2.   "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John
3.   "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
4.   "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver
5.   "Annie's Song" by John Denver
6.   "Band on the Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings
7.   "Best of My Love" by the Eagles
8.   "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks
9.   "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot
10. "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae
11.  "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John

12.  "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
13.  "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
14.  "The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk
15.  "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" by Chicago
16.  "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White

17.  "Radar Love" by Golden Earring
18.  "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
19.  "Feel Like Making Love" by Roberta Flack
20.  "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
21.  "I Shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton

22.  "Nothing From Nothing" by Billy Preston
23.  "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" by MFSB
24.  "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
25.  "Laughter in the Rain" by Neil Sedaka
26.  "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by Stylistics

27.  "When Will I See You Again" by the Three Degrees
28.  "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim
29.  "I Can Help" by Billy Swan
30.  "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace
31.  "Tin Man" by America
32.  "Already Gone" by the Eagles

33.  "Rock the Boat" by the Hues Corporation
34.  "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" by Steely Dan
35.  "Can't Get Enough" by Bad Company
36.  "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
37.  "Having My Baby" by Paul Anka
38.  "You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder
39.  "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas
40.  "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede
41.  "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" by Olivia Newton-John
42.  "Please Come to Boston" by Dave Loggins
43.  "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick & the Spinners
44.  "Waterloo" by Abba
45.  "Wishing You Were Here" by Chicago
46.  "The Bitch is Back" by Elton John
47.  "Sideshow" by Blue Magic

48.  "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
49.  "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy
50.  "Dark Lady" by Cher
51.  "Jet" by Paul McCartney & Wings
52.  "The Entertainer" by Marvin Hamlisch
53.  "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone
54.  "I Won't Last a Day Without You" by the Carpenters
55.  "Dancing Machine" by Jackson 5
56.  "I'll Have To Say I Love You in a Song" by Jim Croce
57.  "Everlasting Love" by Carl Carlton
58.  "The Show Must Go On" by Three Dog Night
59.  "The Air That I Breathe" by the Hollies

60.  "Eres Tu" by Mocedades

61.  "Beach Baby" by First Class
62.  "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield
63.  "La Grange" by ZZ Top
64.  "Another Saturday Night" by Cat Stevens
65.  "Mockingbird" by Carly Simon & James Taylor
66.  "Oh Very Young" by Cat Stevens"
67.  "Carefree Highway" by Gordon Lightfoot
68.  "Life is a Rock" by Reunion
69.  "Help Me" by Joni Mitchell
70.  "Jazzman" by Carole King
71.  "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Stevie Wonder
72.  "Come Monday" by Jimmy Buffett
73.  "Be Thankful For What You've Got" by William DeVaughn
74.  "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur
75.  "The Streak" by Ray Stevens
76.  "It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)" by the Rolling Stones
77.  "Sweet Surrender" by Bread
78.  "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" by John Lennon
79.  "Boogie Down" by Eddie Kendricks

80.  "Bungle In The Jungle" by Jethro Tull
81.  "Rock And Roll, Hootchie Coo" by Rick Derringer
82.  "Let It Ride" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
83.  "Junior's Farm" by Paul McCartney & Wings
84.  "For The Love Of Money" by the O'Jays
85.  "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" by Al Green
86.  "Back Home Again" by John Denver
87.  "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool and the Gang
88.  "Longfellow Serenade" by Neil Diamond
89.  "My Melody of Love" by Bobby Vinton
90.  "Rock and Roll Heaven" by the Righteous Brothers

91.  "The Lord's Prayer" by Sister Janet Mead

92.  "Hang On In There Baby" by Johnny Bristol
93.  "Wildwood Weed" by Jim Stafford
94.  "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" by B.T. Express
95.  "Clap for the Wolfman" by Guess Who
96.  "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" by Stevie Wonder
97.  "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" by Carly Simon
98.  "Last Time I Saw Him" by Diana Ross       
99.  "Keep On Smilin" by Wet Willie
100.  "Another Park, Another Sunday" by the Doobie Brothers

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