Picking just five of the best songs of the 70s is a nearly impossible task. That said, I managed. These five songs represent the various genres and artists that made the 1970s so great musically. These songs illustrate the issues of a generation, and that the musical upheaval really shows what the post-flower-power-summer-of-love world had become. The 1970s weren’t so long ago, yet it seems we’ve forgotten the beauty of the music of that decade. This list is a reminder that to move forward, we should learn from the past.