Another definition of "Top" shows the top singles during a given time period. The top 25 or so singles for the decade are shown in the table below. The list here was drawn from Lyrics World.

Top Singles 1970-1979
Song Artist
 1. You Light Up My Life Debby Boone
 2. Night Fever Bee Gees
 3. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) Rod Stewart
 4. Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb
 5. Le Freak Chic
 6. My Sharona The Knack
 7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
 8. Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O'Sullivan
 9. Joy To The World Three Dog Night
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
11. Best Of My Love Emotions
12. I'll Be There The Jackson 5
13. Silly Love Songs Wings
14. Maggie May Rod Stewart
15. Bad Girls Donna Summer
16. It's Too Late Carole King
17. Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
18. One Bad Apple The Osmonds
19. I Just Want To Be Your Everything Andy Gibb
20. Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
21. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head B.J. Thomas
22. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart
23. Kiss You All Over Exile
24. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
25. American Pie - Parts I & II Don McLean