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NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’70s

Corban Goble | April 12, 2012 - 3:56 pm

British music pub NME just dropped its 100 Tracks Of The ’70s list, and let’s just say that their #1 selection is pretty English, something that involves the patriarch of their country’s major religion saving their most famous historical ruler, hint hint. Read the whole list below.

100 Funkadelic – “One Nation Under A Groove”
99 The Pretenders – “Brass In Pocket”
98 James Brown – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”
97 Bob Marley & The Wailers – “No Woman, No Cry'”
96 Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights”
95 Siouxsie And The Banshees – “Hong Kong Garden”
94 The Slits – “The Slits – ‘Typical Girls”
93 Can – “Oh Yeah”
92 Public Image Ltd – “Public Image”
91 The Beatles – “The Long And Winding Road”
90 Madness – “One Step Beyond”
89 The Specials – “A Message To You Rudy”
88 The Kinks – “Lola”
87 Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”
86 Leonard Cohen – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″
85 Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)”
84 Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi”
83 Althea & Donna – “Uptown Top Ranking”
82 Giorgio Moroder – “Chase”
81 Chic – “Le Freak”
80 Blondie – “One Way Or Another”
79 The Jam – “The Eton Rifles”
78 New York Dolls – “Personality Crisis”
77 John Lennon – “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”
76 The Only Ones – “Another Girl, Another Planet”
75 Neil Young – “Heart Of Gold”
74 Brian Eno – “Needles In The Camel’s Eye”
73 XTC – “Making Plans For Nigel”
72 The Who – “Who Are You”
71 Suicide – “Ghost Rider”
70 Wire – “I Am The Fly”
69 Sparks – “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us”
68 The Clash – “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”
67 Carly Simon – “You’re So Vain”
66 Prince – “I Wanna Be Your Lover”
65 George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord”
64 Big Star – “September Gurls”
63 Nick Drake – “Pink Moon”
62 Gary Numan – “Cars”
61 Patti Smith – “Because The Night”
60 Elvis Costello – “Oliver’s Army”
59 Curtis Mayfield – “Move On Up”
58 The Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner”
57 Squeeze – “Up The Junction”
56 The Velvet Underground – “Rock & Roll”
55 Junior Murvin – “Police & Thieves”
54 Elton John – “Tiny Dancer”
53 Thin Lizzy – “The Boys Are Back In Town”
52 Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
51 Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life”
50 The Cramps – “Human Fly”
49 The Clash – “Train In Vain”
48 Bob Dylan – “Tangled Up In Blue”
47 Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams”
46 Gang Of Four – “Damaged Goods”
45 Blondie – “Hanging On The Telephone”
44 Deep Purple – “Smoke On The Water”
43 Dolly Parton – “Jolene”
42 T. Rex – “Get It On”
41 The Rolling Stones – “Tumbling Dice”
40 The Knack – “My Sharona”
39 Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive”
38 Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK”
37 Iggy And The Stooges – “Search And Destroy”
36 Sly And The Family Stone – “Family Affair”
35 Gladys Knight And The Pips – “Midnight Train To Georgia”
34 Rod Stewart – “Maggie May”
33 Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
32 Black Sabbath – “Paranoid”
31 Television – “Marquee Moon”
30 Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
29 The B52’s – “Rock Lobster”
28 Kraftwerk – “The Model”
27 ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
26 Lou Reed – “Walk On The Wild Side”
25 David Bowie – “Life On Mars?”
24 AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”
23 Tubeway Army – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
22 Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”
21 Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On”
20 Led Zeppelin – “Stairway To Heaven”
19 Joy Division – “Transmission”
18 Ian Dury – “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”
17 The Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar”
16 Bruce Springsteen – “Thunder Road”
15 Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”
14 Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb”
13 The Undertones – “Teenage Kicks”
12 John Lennon – “Imagine”
11 Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer”
10 Wings – “Band On The Run”
09 Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
08 Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run”
07 Blondie – “Heart Of Glass”
06 Donna Summer – “I Feel Love”
05 The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
04 David Bowie – “Heroes”
03 The Clash – “London Calling”
02 Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way”
01 Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen”

Head here for the entire list with blurbs.

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