1974 was one hell of a year: Richard Nixon was the first US president forced to resign, a three million-year-old skeleton named “Lucy” was discovered in Africa, The Exorcist had our heads spinning and yearly Academy Award snub Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles. But like every year that passes, music continued to fill the soundtrack of our lives.

What song from 1974 is the best of all? You voted and we tallied up your picks to come up with the 10 Best Songs From 1974.

10. Ray Stevens “The Streak” 1.72%

The Streak

“TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” 2.3%


T-8. The Jackson 5 “Dancing Machine” 2.87%

Dancing Machine

T-8. Paul McCartney & Wings
“Band on the Run” 2.87% (Write-in)

Band on the Run

6. Grand Funk Railroad
“The Loco-Motion” 5.17%

Grand Funk RR

5. Love Unlimited Orchestra
“Love’s Theme” 7.47%

Loves Theme

4. Redbone “Come and Get Your Love” 8.05%


3. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” 9.77%

Seasons in the Sun

2. Elton John “Bennie and the Jets” 18.39%

Benny and the Jets

1. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” 28.74%

The Way We Are

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