We kind of love Pitchfork's list of the 200 best songs of the 1970s. Lists like these are next to impossible to compile, but theirs is a very good and balanced mix of the obvious and the obscure, spanning disco, dub, jazz, soul, new wave, punk, yacht rock and more, and you can listen to the whole playlist here. Almost all of our favorites are in there: "Jolene", "Dreams", "Inspiration Information", "Surf's Up", "Let It Be", alongside multiple hard-to-argue selections each from Michael, Joni, Stevie, Bowie, Al Green, Steely Dan, Blondie, Neil Young, Marvin Gaye, etc. There weren't too many glaring omissions (nothing from Tapestry? okay.), but here are a few tracks we would have included, off the tops of our heads and in no particular order:

Amanaz - Khala My Friend (1973)
Gloria Ann Taylor - Deep Inside You (1973)
Joni Mitchell - Edith and the Kingpin (1975)
Baby Huey - Hard Times (1971)
Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir - Nobody Knows (1971)

Gal Costa - Pontos de Luz (1973)
Carole King - It’s Too Late / anything from Tapestry really (1971)
Os Mutantes - Ando Meio Desligado (1970)
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street / Right Down the Line (1978)

King Tubby - A Rougher Version (1975)
Miss Tyree "Sugar" Jones - If You Feel It (197?)
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (1976)
Stevie Wonder - early versions live in Brazil* (1971)

Mandré - Wonder What I’d Do (1977)
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (1978)
Sibylle Baier - Tonight (1973)
Selda - Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar (1976)
Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta (197?)
Donald Byrd - Stepping Into Tomorrow (1974)
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me (1972)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire (1979)

Ebo Taylor - Come Along (197?)
Susan Christie - Paint a Lady (1970)
Darondo - Didn't I (1973)
Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day (1970)

[*this one is probably cheating but it's also maybe the single best thing to come out of the '70s]