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100 Greatest Songs From 1973

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Free Bird single cover
Let's Get It On single cover
Midnight Train To Georgia single cover
Dream On single cover
Living For the City single cover
Money - Pink Floyd single cover
Piano Man single cover
Killing Me Softly With His Song single cover
The Joker - Steve Miller Band single cover
Radar Love single cover
Were an American Band single cover
1
Free Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd
2
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
3
Midnight Train To Georgia
Gladys Knight and the Pips
4
Dream On
Aerosmith
5
Living For The City
Stevie Wonder
6
Money
Pink Floyd
7
Piano Man
Billy Joel
8
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Roberta Flack
9
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
10
That Lady
Isley Brothers
11
Angie
Rolling Stones
12
Bennie And The Jets
Elton John
13
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
14
Radar Love
Golden Earring
15
Drift Away
Dobie Gray
16
Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder
17
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
18
Get Up, Stand Up
Wailers
19
Takin' Care Of Business
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
20
Ramblin' Man
Allman Brothers Band
21
Time
Pink Floyd
22
Were An American Band
Grand Funk
23
Band On The Run
Paul McCartney and Wings
24
Natural High
Bloodstone
25
When Will I See You Again
Three Degrees
26
The Payback
James Brown
27
Until You Come Back To Me
Aretha Franklin
28
Long Train Runnin'
Doobie Brothers
29
Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin
30
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Stylistics
31
Jessica
Allman Brothers Band
32
Candle In the Wind
Elton John
33
Rosalita
Bruce Springsteen
34
Live And Let Die
Paul McCartney and Wings
35
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
36
Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up
Barry White
37
Desperado
Eagles
38
I Can't Stand The Rain
Ann Peebles
39
Jet
Paul McCartney and Wings
40
China Grove
Doobie Brothers
41
La Grange
ZZ Top
42
Behind Closed Doors
Charlie Rich
43
Daniel
Elton John
44
I Shot The Sheriff
Wailers
45
Kodachrome
Paul Simon
46
Love's Theme
Love Unlimited Orchestra
47
Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
Gladys Knight and the Pips
48
Rock The Boat
Hues Corporation
49
Show And Tell
Al Wilson
50
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
Chicago
51
Cum On Feel the Noize
Slade
52
Diamond Girl
Seals And Crofts
53
Ballroom Blitz
The Sweet
54
Rock On
David Essex
55
Rocky Mountain Way
Joe Walsh
56
20th Century Boy
T. Rex
57
The Love I Lost
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
58
For The Love Of Money
O'Jays
59
Jolene
Dolly Parton
60
Personality Crisis
New York Dolls
61
Search And Destroy
Stooges
62
Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Elton John
63
Loves Me Like A Rock
Paul Simon
64
She's Gone
Daryl Hall and John Oates
65
Come And Get Your Love
Redbone
66
Brother Louie
Stories
67
Call Me
Al Green
68
Seasons In The Sun
Terry Jacks
69
Just You 'n' Me
Chicago
70
Pillow Talk
Sylvia
71
Hollywood Swinging
Kool and the Gang
72
So Very Hard To Go
Tower of Power
73
The Way We Were
Barbra Streisand
74
Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
75
Keep On Truckin'
Eddie Kendricks
76
Jungle Boogie
Kool and the Gang
77
Brain Damage/Eclipse
Pink Floyd
78
I'm Doing Fine Now
New York City
79
The Most Beautiful Girl
Charlie Rich
80
D'Yer Maker
Led Zeppelin
81
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Elton John
82
My Love
Paul McCartney and Wings
83
I've Got To Use My Imagination
Gladys Knight and the Pips
84
Photograph
Ringo Starr
85
Give Me Love
George Harrison
86
If You Want Me To Stay
Sly and the Family Stone
87
Us And Them
Pink Floyd
88
Gimme Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd
89
Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree
Dawn
90
Nutbush City Limits
Ike and Tina Turner
91
Love Reign O'er Me
The Who
92
I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
Barry White
93
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Alice Cooper
94
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
Al Green
95
Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield
96
Lady
Styx
97
Tequila Sunrise
Eagles
98
Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers
99
Right Place, Wrong Time
Dr. John
100
Doin' It To Death
Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s
20 more worth mentioning.
101
I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
Jim Croce
102
Rock And Roll, Hoochie Coo
Rick Derringer
103
I'll Always Love My Mama
Intruders
104
Blockbuster
The Sweet
105
I Got A Name
Jim Croce
106
Hooked On A Feeling
Blue Swede
107
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Main Ingredient
108
The Ocean
Led Zeppelin
109
Midnight At The Oasis
Maria Muldaur
110
5:15
The Who
111
Touch Me In The Morning
Diana Ross
112
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Stevie Wonder
113
One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
Spinners
114
Half Breed
Cher
115
Let It Ride
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
116
Karn Evil #9
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
117
Get Down
Gilbert O'Sullivan
118
You're Sixteen
Ringo Starr
119
My Maria
B.W. Stevenson
120
Boogie Down
Eddie Kendricks
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1973
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1973
*
Time Fades Away
Neil Young
Lew's Choice:
*
Wishing Well
Free
Bruce's Choice:
*
Where Do We Go From Here
Trammps
Adam's Choice:
*
On Your Way Down
Little Feat
Brett's Choice:
*
Yang Yang
Yoko Ono




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