The 100 Greatest Soul Songs of the 70s

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    For many soul music lovers, the Golden Age of Soul Music was in the 1970s. It was a decade of political turmoil around the world, but also one of incredible creativity, as artists took control of their careers and addressed both social issues and issues of the heart in new ways. And what incredible music resulted! 

    Over the course of several weeks, thousands of SoulTrackers nominated and then voted on the Greatest Soul Songs of the 1970s. The results were a great selection of essential songs for Soul Music lovers.  We hope you like it. And now you can also listen to this entire list on Spotify. See the player below!

    AND CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF OUR OTHER POLLS  

    For many soul music lovers, the Golden Age of Soul Music was in the 1970s. It was a decade of political turmoil around the world, but also one of incredible creativity, as artists took control of their careers and addressed both social issues and issues of the heart in new ways. And what incredible music resulted! 

    Over the course of several weeks, thousands of SoulTrackers nominated and then voted on the Greatest Soul Songs of the 1970s. The results were a great selection of essential songs for Soul Music lovers.  We hope you like it. And now you can also listen to this entire list on Spotify. See the player below!

    AND CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF OUR OTHER POLLS  

     

     
    1  What's Going On 
     Marvin Gaye
    2  Let's Get It On
     Marvin Gaye
    3  Let's Stay Together
     Al Green
    4  If You Don't Know Me by Now 
     Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    5  Just My Imagination 
     Temptations
    6  Me and Mrs. Jones
     Billy Paul
    7  Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
     Marvin Gaye
    8  Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
     The Delfonics
    9  Theme From Shaft
     Isaac Hayes
     10   Midnight Train to Georgia
     Gladys Knight and the Pips

     

    11  Rock With You - Michael Jackson
    12  Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Temptations
    13  Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
    14  You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
    15  Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye
    16  Where Is the Love - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
    17  Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
    18  Close the Door - Teddy Pendergrass
    19  Love Train - O'Jays
    20  Loving You - Minnie Riperton
    21  Have You Seen Her - Chi-Lites
    22  For the Love of You - Isley Brothers
    23  Always and Forever - Heatwave
    24  Use Ta Be My Girl - the O'Jays
    25  One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
    26  Backstabbers - O'Jays
    27  In the Rain - The Dramatics
    28  Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
    29  Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
    30  I'll Be Around - Spinners
    31  Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
    32  I'm Still in Love with You - Al Green
    33  Betcha By Golly Wow - Stylistics
    34  Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
    35  Got to Give it Up - Marvin Gaye
    36  You Know How to Love Me - Phyllis Hyman
    37  Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
    38  Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
    39  What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
    40  Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
    41  Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
    42  For the Love of Money - O'Jays
    43  I Want You - Marvin Gaye
    44  We Are Family - Sister Sledge
    45  Shining Star - Earth Wind & Fire
    46  Love Don't Love Nobody - Spinners
    47  That Lady - The Isley Brothers
    48  Easy - Commodores
    49  I'll Take You There - Staples Singers
    50  Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris
    51  Best of My Love - The Emotions
    52  September - Earth Wind & Fire
    53  The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway
    54  Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders
    55  You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
    56  Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
    57  Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
    58  Shame - Evelyn Champagne King
    59  Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
    60  Free - Deniece Williams
    61  This Masquerade - George Benson
    62  Happy Feelin's - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
    63  Lady Marmalade - Labelle
    64  Walk Away From Love - David Ruffin
    65  Love On a Two Way Street - The Moments
    66  Strawberry Letter 23 - Brothers Johnson
    67  Street Life - The Crusaders feat. Randy Crawford
    68  I Wish - Stevie Wonder
    69  Float On - The Floaters
    70  Lean on Me - Bill Withers
    71  Natural High - Bloodstone
    72  Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
    73  Wildflower - New Birth
    74  Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
    75  Can't Get Enough of Your love - Barry White
    76  It's a Shame - The Spinners
    77  Good Times - Chic
    78  Everybody Plays The Fool - The Main Ingredient
    79  Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
    80  Sideshow - Blue Magic
    81  Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway
    82  I'll Be Good to You - Brothers Johnson
    83  Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth
    84  O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps
    85  Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
    86  Brick House - Commodores
    87  Flashlight - Parliament
    88  Ladies night - Kool and the Gang
    89  You're Still a Young Man - Tower of Power
    90  War - Edwin Starr
    91  This Will Be - Natalie Cole
    92  Walking in Rhythm - Blackbyrds
    93  What A Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
    94  I Wanna Get Next to You - Rose Royce
    95  Show and Tell - Al Wilson
    96  Fantasy - Earth Wind & fire
    97  Reunited - Peaches & Herb
    98  Still Water (Love) - The Four Tops
    99  Feel the Fire - Peabo Bryson
    100(T) Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
    100(T) The Love You Save - The Jackson 5

     
    Choice Cut - Sargent Tucker - "Good Music"
    Album of the Month - Joan Belgrave - "Oooo Boy"