The 5 Best Rock Songs To Represent The ’70s
English lead singer, songwriter, and musician John Joseph Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, drummer Paul Cook, bass guitarist Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, and guitarist Steve Jones, members of punk group the Sex Pistols. (Photo by John Mead/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Best of The Best
The 1970s will always be remembered as the golden age of rock ‘n roll – the sound was perfected, and it spawned more influential albums than any other decade. From Joni Mitchell to Black Sabbath – no matter what style you preferred, they got you covered. Sure, the ’70s began with the breakup of one of the most legendary bands in rock, The Beatles, and therefore signaled the end of an era but the members pursued successful solo careers and managed to churn out iconic tunes.
Rock ‘n roll branched out into other subgenres and thus, we listed down five songs which best represents the ’70s.
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (1973)
This power ballad is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s signature song and it’s one of the reasons why they became rock legends.
4. Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way” (1976)
How can we forget the whole relationship drama on Fleetwood Mac’s magnum opus “Rumours?” This is perhaps the most popular breakup song on the planet.
3. Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen” (1977)
Sex Pistols made one of the most controversial songs ever. BBC refused to play it and yet, it still managed to top the charts.
2. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
It’s outlandish and outrageous. No one heard anything quite like it before. Is it overplayed? Maybe, but it will always be a reminder that rock has no rules.
1. Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
It’s hauntingly beautiful. It’s a complex piece of music that only musical geniuses can come up with.