Figuring out the last few spots was not easy. But when it came down to a 70’s countdown in rock bands, you have to have a band named Doobie.
At #30 The Doobie Brothers. Their easy going sound can make just about anyone roll one up.
At #29, we have Blue Oyster Colt. With hits like (Don’t fear the) Reaper and This Ain’t the Summer of Love (no kidding), they left their mark on the decade.
At #28 Electric Light Orchestra, a group that brought disco lights to rock concerts. Just a few of their hits include Evil Woman, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Turned to Stone.
At #27 Styx brings their brand of glam rock to our list. Dennis DeYoung and the group hit the charts slow but made up for it fast with the albums The Grand Illusion in ’77 and Pieces of Eight in ’78.
At #26 is Kansas. They have been around a long time and in the middle of their career hit gold with hits like, Carryon Wayward Son, Point of No Return and Dust in the Wind. These songs and many of their others made you think while you were enjoying a smoke.
At 25, we have Jethro Tull and their own brand of rock 70’s style. The greatest hits include Locomotive Breath and Aqualung. If you haven’t heard these songs, please look them up on YouTube to enlighten your music listening. You will thank me.
At 24 we have Queen. Most people have seen the movie and so have heard some of their music. That being said, while staying inside, just listen to their greatest hits. It is that good.
At 23 is Fleetwood Mac. From this point on, and even the whole list, is really one person’s taste in music. I love Fleetwood Mac but others had a better body of music in the 70’s. With tunes like Rhiannon and Landslide you here the amazing voice of Christine McVie and the skilled fingers of Mick Fleetwood on guitar.
At 22 is The Cars. A small band out of Boston came up with some big hits later in the decade. With “Just what I Needed” and “My Best Friend’s Girl” leading the way off their first album, the band had many more hits to come.
At 21 are the Wilson sisters and Heart. The duo had several hits in the 70s and 80s including “Magic Man” and “Barracuda”. Rumor has it Magic Man is about Charles Manson. Listen to the words and let me know what you think.