100 Greatest Traditional Pop Songs of the 1970s

Criteria: This list is limited to pop songs by artists who would not be eligible for our rock or country decade lists (so artists such as Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Anne Murray, and Kenny Rogers are not included). They are ranked by initial and lasting popularity, along with acclaim within traditional pop music circles. If a song was a hit for more than one pop artist during the 1970s, multiple artists are listed.
Traditional Pop Songs 1970s
1. The Way We Were
Barbra Streisand
2. (They Long To Be) Close To You
3. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
Tony Orlando and Dawn
4. The Rose
Bette Midler
5. You Light Up My Life
Debby Boone
6. We've Only Just Begun
7. Love Will Keep Us Together
The Captain and Tennille
8. I Am Woman
Helen Reddy
9. Copacabana (At The Copa)
Barry Manilow
10. Everything I Own
11. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
Barbra Streisand
12. Candida
Tony Orlando and Dawn
13. Feelings
Morris Albert
14. For All We Know
15. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
Bill Conti
16. If
17. Send In The Clowns
Judy Collins / Sarah Vaughan
18. The Times Of Your Life
Paul Anka
19. It's Impossible
Perry Como
20. Knock Three Times
Tony Orlando and Dawn
21. Mandy
Barry Manilow
22. Don't Cry Out Loud
Melissa Manchester
23. Seasons In The Sun
Terry Jacks
24. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
25. One Less Bell To Answer
Fifth Dimension
26. The Candy Man
Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
27. I'll Never Love This Way Again
Dionne Warwick
28. Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver
29. Midnight Blue
Melissa Manchester
30. I Write The Songs
Barry Manilow
31. Afternoon Delight
Starland Vocal Band
32. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bette Midler
33. After The Lovin'
Engelbert Humperdinck
34. The Morning After
Maureen McGovern
35. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
B.J. Thomas
36. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
New Seekers / Hillside Singers
37. Too Much Too Little Too Late
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
38. Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Rupert Holmes
39. Looks Like We Made It
Barry Manilow
40. Top Of The World
41. Love Story (Where Do I Begin)
Andy Williams / Francis Lai / Henry Mancini
42. Theme From New York New York
Liza Minnelli
43. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
Mac Davis
44. (Last Night) I DIdn't Get To Sleep At All
Fifth Dimension
45. Nadia's Theme (The Young & The Restless)
Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
46. We're All Alone
Rita Coolidge
47. Baby I'm a Want You
48. Feliz Navidad
Jose Feliciano
49. The Last Farewell
Roger Whittaker
50. Tomorrow
Andrea McArdle
51. Don't Give Up On Us
David Soul
52. Birdland
Manhattan Transfer
53. Superstar
54. My Heart Belongs To Me
Barbra Streisand
55. Sunshine On My Shoulders
John Denver
56. Can't Smile Without You
Barry Manilow
57. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Patti LuPone
58. The Entertainer
Marvin Hamlisch
59. My Melody Of Love
Bobby Vinton
60. United We Stand
The Brotherhood Of Man
61. Do That To Me One More Time
Captain and Tennille
62. (You're) Having My Baby
Paul Anka and Odia Coates
63. Softly Whispering I Love You
The English Congregation
64. And I Love You So
Perry Como
65. Rise
Herb Alpert
66. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
Wayne Newton
67. The Way I Want To Touch You
The Captain and Tennille
68. I've Never Been To Me
69. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)
Andy Williams / Al Martino
70. Amazing Grace
Judy Collins / Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Band
71. Eres Tú (Touch The Wind)
72. Come Saturday Morning
73. Music Box Dancer
Frank Mills
74. I Don't Know How To Love Him
Helen Reddy / Yvonne Elliman
75. Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
Tony Orlando and Dawn
76. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
Vicki Lawrence
77. Save Your Kisses For Me
The Brotherhood Of Man
78. Merry Christmas Darling
79. Oh Babe What Would You Say
Hurricane Smith
80. Theme From Summer Of '42
Peter Nero
81. It Don't Matter To Me
82. Angie Baby
Helen Reddy
83. The Rainbow Connection
Kermit (Jim Henson)
84. I Go To Rio
Peter Allen
85. I Just Can't Help Believing
BJ Thomas
86. Watching Scotty Grow
Bobby Goldsboro
87. Delta Dawn
Helen Reddy
88. (Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Rita Coolidge
89. Playground In My Mind
Clint Holmes
90. Different Worlds
Maureen McGovern
91. To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole)
Al Martino
92. Song From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
The Mash
93. Him
Rupert Holmes
94. When A Child Is Born
Johnny Mathis
95. Brian's Song
Michel LeGrand
96. Airport Love Theme
Vincent Bell
97. Mr. Bojangles
Sammy Davis Jr.
98. Goodbye Girl
David Gates
99. When There's No You
Engelbert Humperdinck
100. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Sarah Vaughan

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