•10. The Beatles, 'Let It Be'hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I had a ton of choices for the 10th spot, however, the rule of music lists state that: If the Beatles had an album in that decade, you must list a song from said album on your list. Granted, Let It Be is a great song on its own and really wouldn't require any such rule to justify its spot in the top 10.
•9. Led Zeppelin, 'Over the Hills and Far Away'
Since I can't put side 2 of Physical Graffiti as one song, I choose to go with my 2nd favorite Zeppelin song. A great start, a powerful middle, and a hauntingly brilliant finish are all reason why this song deserves a spot on the top 10.
•8. Bob Marley, 'No Woman, No Cry'
All these epic songs from some of the best bands of all time and then I come up with Bob Marley. Honestly though, Marley was a great songwriter with a great passion for his music and his cause. It was a toss up between this and Redemption Song to go in the top 10.
•7. Jimi Hendrix, 'All Along the Watchtower'
While I might prefer other songs of his like Hey Joe, Burning of the Midnight Lamp, or Castles Made of Sand, Watchtower really showed brought Hendrix's abilities to the mainstream for most of us. He does an amazing cover here.
•6. John Lennon, 'Imagine'
I don't even have the words to explain the greatness of this song. It is just eerily wow.
•5. Eagles, 'Hotel California'
This always has and always will be a favorite of mine. From the time I was maybe 5 I could sing every lyric of this song from beginning to end, and probably hum the guitar solo too.
•4. Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'
I think everyone in the world, even those who've never touched a guitar in their life, know how to play the opening to this song. Great piece from a great album.
•3. Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Tuesday's Gone'
Many would say Freebird is Skynyrd's primary ballad, however few songs match the power of Tuesday's. Once it hits the piano solo, the song goes from amazing to Epic.
•2. Pink Floyd, 'Comfortably Numb'
Though the first half of The Wall is filled with great song after song, the second half lays claim to one of the greatest songs of all time. The ending guitar piece rivals that of Stairway to Heaven.
•1. Led Zeppelin, 'Stairway to Heaven'
Not only the best song of the 70s, but by far the best song of all time. Nothing will ever touch Stairway.