100 Greatest Songs From 1973

  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. La Grange - ZZ Top
32. Desperado - Eagles
33. Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
34. Candle In the Wind - Elton John
35. Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen
36. Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
37. Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up - Barry White
38. I Shot the Sheriff - Wailers
39. Daniel - Elton John
40. Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
41. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
42. Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation
43. Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
44. Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
45. Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
46. Kodachrome - Paul Simon
47. Seasons In the Sun - Terry Jacks
48. Jolene - Dolly Parton
49. Hooked On a Feeling - Blue Swede
50. If You Want Me To Stay - Sly and the Family Stone
51. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
52. For the Love Of Money - O'Jays
53. She's Gone - Daryl Hall and John Oates
54. Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
55. Search and Destroy - Stooges
56. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
57. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
58. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
59. Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
60. 20th Century Boy - T. Rex
61. Yesterday Once More - Carpenters
62. I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
63. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
64. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
65. Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
66. Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
67. The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
68. Rock On - David Essex
69. TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
70. China Grove - Doobie Brothers
71. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - Gladys Knight and the Pips
72. Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
73. Call Me - Al Green
74. D'Yer Maker - Led Zeppelin
75. Keep On Truckin' - Eddie Kendricks
76. I Got a Name - Jim Croce
77. Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
78. No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
79. No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
80. Give Me Love - George Harrison
81. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green
82. Cum On Feel the Noize - Slade
83. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
84. I've Got To Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight and the Pips
85. Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
86. My Love - Paul McCartney and Wings
87. Mind Games - John Lennon
88. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
89. Hollywood Swinging - Kool and the Gang
90. Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
91. Photograph - Ringo Starr
92. Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn
93. Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon
94. Show and Tell - Al Wilson
95. Brother Louie - Stories
96. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby - Barry White
97. Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago
98. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John
99. Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
100. Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
20 more worth mentioning.
101. The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
102. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
103. Pillow Talk - Sylvia
104. Lady - Styx
105. Summer Breeze - Isley Brothers
106. Shambala - Three Dog Night
107. Half Breed - Cher
108. Diamond Girl - Seals And Crofts
109. Just You 'n' Me - Chicago
110. So Very Hard To Go - Tower of Power
111. Doin' It To Death - Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s
112. I'll Have To Say I Love You In a Song - Jim Croce
113. Blockbuster - The Sweet
114. I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders
115. Touch Me In the Morning - Diana Ross
116. Midnight At the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
117. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Coo - Rick Derringer
118. One of a Kind (Love Affair) - Spinners
119. Get Down - Gilbert O'Sullivan
120. You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
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
Last Updated: 2018-08-15

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.

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.