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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
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




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