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Many strands of music were woven together in the 70s. One of those threads was contributed by Led Zeppelin, including the legendary Stairway to Heaven. Another thread was brought by Bruce Springsteen, whose working-class roots were strongly infused in his driven ballads like Born to Run, which seemed to reverberate in small town and large town America. Yet the thread with the most social impact seemed to be disco. It prompted guys to wear colorful shirts, tight pants and well-cut hair. Think John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Girls began to dress in styles again, with name brands taking on more luster. Make-up also made a comeback. 

Echoes of the 60s seemed to play out during the 70s, with Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles, and Marvin Gaye producing new sounds for an evolving time. The Vietnam war was finally ended, taking with it much of the urge to protest and be involved in world affairs. More attention seemed to be devoted to getting on in life. One of the changes this brought was ties for young guys on their way to work, and office clothes for young women doing the same. Music also seemed to change. Disco reached its peak in 1977 with the Bee Gees and Stayin' Alive. But after that people seemed more focused on growing into their responsibilities, with young families and young careers that needed tending. The music of the time likewise went off into different directions, with many different sounds and artists. 

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  1.  Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

  2.  Imagine - John Lennon

  3.  Hotel California - The Eagles

  4.  What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

  5.  Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

  6.  Layla - Derek and the Dominos

  7.  Superstition - Stevie Wonder

  8.  Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  9.  Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

10.  Let's Stay Together - Al Green

11.  Let It Be - The Beatles

12.  Maggie May - Rod Stewart

13.  American Pie - Don McLean

14.  Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

15.  Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

16.  Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

17.  Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

18.  Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye

19.  Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

20.  Fire and Rain - James Taylor

21.  Your Song - Elton John

22.  Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips

23.  More Than A Feeling - Boston

24.  Just My Imagination - The Temptations

25.  I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

26.  Heart of Gold - Neil Young

27.  Dream On - Aerosmith

28.  Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd

29.  No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers

30.  London Calling - The Clash

31.  Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone

32.  It's Too Late - Carole King

33.  Dancing Queen - Abba

34.  We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen

35.  Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - James Brown

36.  Living for the City - Stevie Wonder

37.  Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

38.  Lola - The Kinks

39.  Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

40.  Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

41.  Walk This Way - Aerosmith

42.  Lean on Me - Bill Withers

43.  Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

44.  Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

45.  You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

46.  Heart of Glass - Blondie

47.  Theme from 'Shaft' - Isaac Hayes

48.  It's All Right Now - Free

49.  If You Don't Know Me by Now - Melvin & Blue Notes

50.  Riders on the Storm - Doors

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