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Top 10 British Glam Rock Songs of the 70s

The View From Montana

By Ray Wanty

From About.com Classic Rock reader Ray Wanty:

I love the classic rock era of the late 60s through the 80s and I try not to miss a concert. Just this past year I've taken my kids to Rolling Stones, Hall & Oates, Rod Stewart and Meatloaf, to name a few.

I also love to keep lists (maybe being an only child influenced this?). These glam songs and groups are what we listened to in, of all places, Montana!

10. "All the Way From Memphis" - Mott the Hoople

Great piano intro and a good example of that classic rock and roll sound of the 70s.

9. "Telegram Sam" - T.Rex

A bit of a "bubblegum" sound, but catchy.

8. "Ballroom Blitz" - The Sweet

This single brought The Sweet to mainstream US radio airplay in a big way.

7. "Cum on Feel the Noize" - Slade

It isn't hard to see why Quiet Riot chose this song to cover.

6. "Rebel, Rebel" - David Bowie

One of the best guitar riffs in any rock genre or era.

5. "Changes" - David Bowie

Stuttering never sounded so good!

4. "All the Young Dudes" - Mott the Hoople

Written by David Bowie, sung by Ian Hunter. It exemplifies 70s glam.

3. "Fox on the Run" - The Sweet

Classic story of high school life - chasing that one hot cheerleader!

2. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" - Slade

Noddy Holder has one of the greatest rock voices of all time, as evidenced by this single.

1. "Bang a Gong" - T.Rex

Marc Bolan at his Top 40 best.

by Ray Wanty

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