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 - Queen
  3. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  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 - Eagles
  9. Low Rider - War
10. I'm Not In Love - 10cc
11. Tear the Roof Off the Sucker - Parliament
12. Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
13. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
14. Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
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 - O'Jays
24. Lyin' Eyes - Eagles
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 - Heart
33. Sister Golden Hair - America
34. Slow Ride - Foghat
35. The Hustle - Van McCoy
36. S.O.S. - ABBA
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 - Queen
42. Mamma Mia - ABBA
43. Sailing - Rod Stewart
44. T.N.T. - AC/DC
45. This Will Be - Natalie Cole
46. Tush - ZZ Top
47. Take It To the Limit - Eagles
48. Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
49. Why Can't We Be Friends - War
50. Magic Man - Heart
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 - AC/DC
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 - Pussycat
82. At Seventeen - Janis Ian
83. Green Grass and High Tides - Outlaws
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 - Nazareth
92. Love Machine - Miracles
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 - Wings
97. It Only Takes a Minute - Tavares
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 - Chicago
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 - Sylvers
106. Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
107. Games People Play - Spinners
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 - Commodores
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
Last Updated: 2021-02-27