100 Greatest Songs From 1975

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.

1. Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Walk This Way
4. Kashmir
Led Zeppelin
5. Tangled Up In Blue
Bob Dylan
6. Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
7. Thunder Road
Bruce Springsteen
8. One Of These Nights
9. Low Rider
10. I'm Not In Love
11. Tear the Roof Off the Sucker
12. Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac
13. Sweet Emotion
14. Rock and Roll All Nite
15. That's the Way (I Like It)
KC And The Sunshine Band
16. Fame
David Bowie
17. Love To Love You Baby
Donna Summer
18. Love Is the Drug
Roxy Music
19. That's The Way Of The World
Earth, Wind and Fire
20. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
Four Seasons
21. Philadelphia Freedom
Elton John
22. Young Americans
David Bowie
23. I Love Music
24. Lyin' Eyes
25. Shining Star
Earth, Wind and Fire
26. You Sexy Thing
Hot Chocolate
27. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pink Floyd
28. Jive Talkin'
Bee Gees
29. Get Down Tonight
KC and the Sunshine Band
30. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon
31. Love Rollercoaster
Ohio Players
32. Crazy On You
33. Sister Golden Hair
34. Slow Ride
35. The Hustle
Van McCoy
36. S.O.S.
37. Hurricane
Bob Dylan
38. Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra
39. Black Betty
Starstruck Band/Ram Jam
40. Landslide
Fleetwood Mac
41. You're My Best Friend
42. Mamma Mia
43. Sailing
Rod Stewart
44. T.N.T.
45. This Will Be
Natalie Cole
46. Tush
ZZ Top
47. Take It To the Limit
48. Fooled Around and Fell In Love
Elvin Bishop
49. Why Can't We Be Friends
50. Magic Man

51. I Want You
Marvin Gaye
52. Sara Smile
Daryl Hall and John Oates
53. All By Myself
Eric Carmen
54. Feel Like Makin' Love
Bad Company
55. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
Willie Nelson
56. Let's Do It Again
Staple Singers
57. I Don't Want To Talk About It
Rod Stewart
58. Let the Music Play
Barry White
59. Love Will Keep Us Together
Captain and Tennille
60. Reasons
Earth, Wind and Fire
61. Rhinestone Cowboy
Glen Campbell
62. For the Love Of You
Isley Brothers
63. Make Me Smile
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
64. Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
65. Misty Blue
Dorothy Moore
66. Golden Years
David Bowie
67. Let Your Love Flow
Bellamy Brothers
68. Dream Weaver
Gary Wright
69. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Elton John
70. It's a Long Way to the Top
71. Sweet Thing
Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn
72. Nights On Broadway
Bee Gees
73. Stranglehold
Ted Nugent
74. Fly, Robin, Fly
Silver Convention
75. Sing a Song
Earth, Wind and Fire
76. Cortez the Killer
Neil Young
77. Fight the Power
Isley Brothers
78. Right Back Where We Started From
Maxine Nightingale
79. Gloria
Patti Smith Group
80. Jungleland
Bruce Springsteen
81. Mississippi
82. At Seventeen
Janis Ian
83. Green Grass and High Tides
84. Theme from Mahogany
Diana Ross
85. Roadrunner
Modern Lovers
86. Eighteen With a Bullet
Pete Wingfield
87. Say You Love Me
Fleetwood Mac
88. Walk Away From Love
David Ruffin
89. Have a Cigar
Pink Floyd
90. Welcome To the Machine
Pink Floyd
91. Hair Of the Dog
92. Love Machine
93. Who Loves You
Four Seasons
94. Strange Magic
Electric Light Orchestra
95. How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
96. Listen To What the Man Said
97. It Only Takes a Minute
98. Miracles
Jefferson Starship
99. Bad Luck
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
100. Shooting Star
Bad Company
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Old Days
102. Squeeze Box
The Who
103. Water No Get Enemy
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
104. The Agony and the Ecstasy
Smokey Robinson
105. Boogie Fever
106. Love Is Alive
Gary Wright
107. Games People Play
108. Fallin' In Love
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
109. What Am I Gonna Do With You
Barry White
110. Trampled Under Foot
Led Zeppelin
111. Have You Never Been Mellow
Olivia Newton-John
112. Saturday Night Special
Lynyrd Skynyrd
113. Supernatural Thing
Ben E. King
114. Island Girl
Elton John
115. Bad Blood
Neil Sedaka
116. Sweet Love
117. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Bruce Springsteen
118. My Little Town
Simon and Garfunkel
119. Rockin' Chair
Gwen McCrae
120. Rockin' All Over the World
John Fogerty
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1975
An unheralded great record from 1975
Brian's choice:
* For Shame Of Doing Wrong
Richard and Linda Thompson
Lew's choice:
* Blue Guitar
Justin Hayward and 10cc
Bruce's choice:
* The Wall
John Fogerty
Adam's choice:
* Tezeta
Mahmoud Ahmed
Brett's choice:
* Marlina
Bay City Rollers
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Last Updated: 2021-02-27