10 1970s Rock Songs You Need To Remember
The 1970s has a treasure trove of musical gems and not all of them have gotten the credit and appreciation they deserved. Plenty of these stellar songs have been largely overlooked and eventually forgotten. So we’re listing down songs that are seriously and criminally underrated. Give them a listen, you might fall in love with these tracks the way we did.
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10. The Babys – “You (Got It)” (1979)
It may be a simple song but it sticks with you. With its beautiful and poignant lyrics, it should’ve gotten more recognition.
9. The Runaways – “Thunder” (1976)
A fist-pumping rocker that’s been overshadowed by their other popular hits like “Cherry Bomb.”
8. Suzi Quatro – “Can the Can” (1973)
Suzi Quatro empowered women everywhere with her fiery and edgy brand of rock. Being first female bass guitar player who became a major rockstar, this was a hit in the UK but not in her native US – it didn’t even chart in the latter.
7. Faces – “Last Orders Please” (1971)
A brilliant but underrated song. The vocals and musicianship are proof that Faces deserved so much more.
6. Little Feat – “Cold, Cold, Cold” (1972)
Just catchy and infectious from start to end.
5. T. Rex – “Spaceball Ricochet” (1972)
Another display of Marc Bolan’s genius.
4. The Raspberries – “Making It Easy” (1973)
This song takes you back to that glorious decade.
3. Grand Funk Railroad – “Shinin’ On” (1974)
A straightforward rocker – this is pure rock ‘n roll.
2. Humble Pie – “Black Coffee” (1973)
An original by Ike & Tina Turner, Humble Pie tweaked the lyrics a bit for their cover. Steve Marriott told NME, “I just sang it ‘cos I loved the song and it was an interpretation of somebody else’s lyrics. People should have known that I’ve been into black music for years anyway.”
1. Free – “Remember” (1970)
Just a reminder that Free has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet.