The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time as voted on by a panel 172 musicians, critics and music-industry figures, including Chris Martin, Slash, Lil Wayne and others.

500 - "Shop Around" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
499 - "Buddy Holly" by Weezer
498 - "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones
497 - "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen
496 - "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne
495 - "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
494 - "Ignition (Remix)" by R-Kelly
493 - "Time to Pretend" by MGMT
492 - "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
491 - "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

490 - "Clocks" by Coldplay
489 - "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters
488 - "Just Like Heaven" by The cure
487 - "I'm Eighteen" by Alice Cooper
486 - "Young Americans" by David Bowie
485 - "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle
484 - "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake
483 - "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane
482 - "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
481 - "Super Freak" by Rick James

480 - "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys
479 - "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
478 - "Last Night" by The Strokes
477 - "How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths
476 - "Do Right Woman by Do Right Man" by Aretha Franklin
475 - "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes
474 - "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison
473 - "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
472 - "Runaway" by Del Shannon
471 - "Surrender" by Cheap Trick

470 - "Standing in the Shadows of Love" by The Four tops
469 - "Rain" by The Beatles
468 - "Respect Yourself" by The Staple Singers
467 - "Big Pimpin'" by Jay-Z Feat - UGK
466 - "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliot
465 - "Rollin' Stone" by Muddy Waters
464 - "Kiss" by Prince and The Revolution
463 - "Soul Man" by Sam and Dave
462 - "All Apologies" by Nirvana
461 - "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" by Ramones

460 - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
459 - "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses
458 - "Cupid" by Sam Cooke
457 - "The Twist" by Chubby Checker
456 - "Penny Lane" by The Beatles
455 - "Heroin" by The Velvet Underground
454 - "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las
453 - "Pressure Drop" by Toots and the Maytals
452 - "Come As You Are" by Nirvana
451 - "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher

450 - "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley and The Wailers
449 - "Come Go With Me" by The Dell-Vikings
448 - "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
447 - "Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp
446 - "Push It" by Salt 'N Pepa
445 - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges
444 - " Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley
443 - "Beast of Burden" by The Rolling Stones
442 - "Alone Again Or" by Love
441 - "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett

440 - "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin
439 - "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight and The Pips
438 - "Ain't It a Shame" by Fats Domino
437 - "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais" by The Clash
436 - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by Solomon Burke
435 - "New Year's Day" by U2
434 - "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
433 - "Tumbling Dice" by The Rolling Stones
432 - "American Idiot" by Green Day
431 - "William, It Was Really Nothing" by The Smiths

430 - "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley
429 - "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
428 - "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers
427 - "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" by Dr - Dre
426 - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
425 - "Fuck tha Police" by N.W.A
424 - "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G
423 - "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
422 - "I Can't Help Myself" by The Four Tops
421 - "Young Blood" by The Coasters

420 - "That Girl Can't Help It" by Little Richard
419 - "Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry
418 - "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer
417 - "Monkey Gone to Heaven" by Pixies
416 - "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith
415 - "In Bloom" by Nirvana
414 - "We've Only Just Begun" by Carpenters
413 - "Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan
412 - "Umbrella" by Rihanna Feat - Jay-Z
411 - "C'mon Everybody" by Eddie Cochran

410 - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly and The Family Stone
409 - "Tonight's the Night" by The Shirelles
408 - "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
407 - "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
406 - "Thirteen" by Big Star
405 - "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult
404 - "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)" by The Shangri-Las
403 - "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
402 - "O-o-h Child" by The Five Stairsteps
401 - "Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful

400 - "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops
399 - "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations
398 - "Roxanne" by The Police
397 - "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
396 - "I Know You Got Soul" by Eric B - and Rakim
395 - "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
394 - "Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles
393 - "Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band
392 - "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve
391 - "Tell It Like It Is" by Aaron Neville

390 - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John
389 - "Radio Free Europe" by R - E - M.
388 - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2
387 - "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
386 - "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
385 - "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead
384 - "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" by Pink Floyd
383 - "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" by Chuck Berry
382 - "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke
381 - "Marquee Moon" by Television

380 - "I Can't Explain" by The Who
379 - "The Wind Cries Mary" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
378 - "I'm a Man" by Bo Diddley
377 - "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode
376 - "White Room" by Cream
375 - "How Deep Is Your Love" by Bee Gees
374 - "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers
373 - "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan
372 - "The Letter" by The Box Tops
371 - "Complete Control" by The Clash

370 - "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles
369 - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack
368 - "Got My Mojo Working" by Muddy Waters
367 - "Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas
366 - "Little Wing" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
365 - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics
364 - "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
363 - "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello
362 - "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
361 - "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley

360 - "The Great Pretender" by The Platters
359 - "The Loco-Moation" by Little Eva
358 - "Spanish Harley" by Ben E - King
357 - "That Lady (Part 1 and 2)" by The Isley Brothers
356 - "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John
355 - "California Love" by Dr - Dre and 2Pac
354 - "La Bama" by Ritchie Valens
353 - "Piece of My Heart" by Big Brother and the Holding Company
352 - "Jim Dandy" by Lavern Baker
351 - "Runaround Sue" by Dion

350 - "The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff
349 - "Baba O' Riley" by The Who
348 - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes
347 - "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
346 - "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
345 - "Beautiful Day" by U2
344 - "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
343 - "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones
342 - "Sweet Jane" by The Velvet Underground
341 - "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum

340 - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan
339 - "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
338 - "We Will Rock You" by Queen
337 - "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind and Fire
336 - "The End" by The Doors
335 - "For Your Precious Love" by Jerry Butler and the Impressions
334 - "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" by James Brown
333 - "Good Lovin'" by The Young Rascals
332 - "Baby Love" by The Supremes
331 - "Dancing Barefoot" by Patti Smith Group

330 - "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy
329 - "Cortez the Killer" by Neil Young
328 - "Heartbreaker" by Led Zeppelin
327 - "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand
326 - "School's Out" by Alice Cooper
325 - "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff
324 - "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
323 - "Alison" by Elvis Costello
322 - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by The Animals
321 - "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

320 - "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
319 - "In Dreams" by Roy Orbison
318 - "Wake Up Little Susie" by The Everly Brothers
317 - "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath
316 - "What's Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner
315 - "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson
314 - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenages
313 - "That's Entertainment" by The Jam
312 - "Say it Loud by I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown
311 - "With a Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles

310 - "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
309 - "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" by Willie Nelson
308 - "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart
307 - "One More Time" by Daft Punk
306 - "Like a Prayer" - Madonna
305 - "One Way or Another" by Blondie
304 - "Sign 'O' the Times" by Prince
303 - "Heart of Gold" by Neil Young
302 - "Get Up, Stand Up" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
301 - "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones

300 - "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin
299 - "Tired of Being Alone" by Al Green
298 - "Train in Vain" by The Clash
297 - "She's Not There" by The Zombies
296 - "Stan" by Eminem Feat - Dido
295 - "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles
294 - "Money (That's What I Want)" by Barrett Strong
293 - "Walk This Way" by Run-DMC
292 - "Summer Babe (Winter Version)" by Pavement
291 - "Smokestack Lightning" by Howlin' Wolf

290 - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
289 - "Call Me" by Blondie
288 - "Help Me" by Joni Mitchell
287 - "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
286 - "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes
285 - "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers
284 - "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups
283 - "Pictures of You" by The Cure
282 - "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie
281 - "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers

280 - "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen
279 - "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane
278 - "Something" by The Beatles
277 - "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry
276 - "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys
275 - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones
274 - "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers
273 - "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West
272 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
271 - "Personality Crisis" by New York Dolls

270 - "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and the Drells
269 - "Walking in the Rain" by The Ronettes
268 - "Sail Away" by Randy Newman
267 - "He's a Rebels" by The Crystals
266 - "Ooo Baby Baby" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
265 - "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
264 - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
263 - "Oh, What A Night" by The Dells
262 - "I Can See For Miles" by The Who
261 - "Wild Thing" by The Troggs

260 - "Mississippi" by Bob Dylan
259 - "Heart of Glass" by Blondie
258 - "Highway to Hell" byAC/DC
257 - "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead
256 - "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople
255 - "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
254 - "Money Honey" by The Drifters
253 - "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
252 - "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin
251 - "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang

250 - "Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone
249 - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band
248 - "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson
247 - "Gimme Some Lovin" by The Spencer Davis Group
246 - "Love Shack" by The B-52's
245 - "Rocket Man" by Elton John
244 - "Stand!" by Sly and the Family Stone
243 - "The Wanderer" by Dion
242 - "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield
241 - "I Fall to Pieces" by Patsy Cline

240 - "Planet Rock" by Africka Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force
239 - "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles
238 - "Everyday" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets
237 - "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" by The Byrds
236 - "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.
235 - "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals
234 - "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison
233 - "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye
232 - "Just Like A Woman" by Bob Dylan
231 - "Moondance" by Van Morrison

230 - "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters
229 - "Good Times" by Chic
228 - "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash
227 - "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
226 - "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters
225 - "Dance to the Music" by Sly and the Family Stone
224 - "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
223 - "Walk On the Wild Side" by Lou Reed
222 - "Walk Away Renee" by The Left Banke
221 - "Spoonful" by Howlin' Wolf

220 - "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker
219 - "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
218 - "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful
217 - "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams
216 - "Rockin' in the Free World" by Neil Young
215 - "1999" by Prince
214 - "Caroline, No" by The Beach Boys
213 - "96 Tears" - ? and the Mysterians
212 - "In My Room" by The Beach Boys
211 - "Gloria" by Them

210 - "Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers
209 - "Reach Out, I'll Be There" by The Four Tops
208 - "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
207 - "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding
206 - "Positively 4th Street" by Bob Dylan
205 - "Come Together" by The Beatles
204 - "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order
203 - "Loser" by Beck
202 - "Flash Light" by Parliament
201 - "Hey Joe" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

200 - "Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley
199 - "Maybe" by The Chantels
198 - "Sweet Child O' Mine" Guns N' Roses
197 - "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly
196 - "There Goes My Baby" by The Drifters
195 - "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell
194 - "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
193 - "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
192 - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
191 - "Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees

190 - "Back in Black" by AC/DC
189 - "I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin
188 - "Who'll Stop The Rain" Creedence Clearwater Revival
187 - "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan
186 - "Please Please Me" by The Beatles
185 - "The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B - King
184 - "Save The Last Dance For Me" by The Drifters
183 - "Green Onions" by Booker T - and the MG's
182 - "Hey Ya!" by OutKast
181 - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division

180 - "September Girls" by Big Star
179 - "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
178 - "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys
177 - "I Fought The Law" by The Bobby Fuller Four
176 - "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones
175 - "God Save The Queen" by The Sex Pistols
174 - "Dancing Queen" by ABBA
173 - "Dream On" by Aerosmith
172 - "99 Problems" by Jay-Z
171 - "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell

170 - "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.
169 - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations
168 - "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
167 - "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
166 - "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
165 - "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O' Connor
164 - "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles
163 - "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
162 - "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy
161 - "I'm Waiting for the Man" by The Velvet Underground

160 - "Moment of Surrender" by U2
159 - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets
158 - "I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos
157 - "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel
156 - "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
155 - "Rave On" by Buddy Holly and the Crockets
154 - "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles
153 - "Foxey Lady" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
152 - "Earth Angel" by The Penguins
151 - "Eight Miles High" by The Byrds

150 - "Cathy's Clown" - The Everly Brothers
149 - "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop
148 - "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin
147 - "Rock Lobster" by The B-52'S
146 - "Everyday People" by Sly and The Family Stone
145 - "I Wanna be Sedated" by Ramones
144 - "Purple Rain" by Prince and The Revolution"
143 - "Please, Please, Please" by James Brown and His Famous Flames
142 - "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers
141 - "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin

140 - "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles
139 - "Family Affair" by Sly and The Family Stone
138 - "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles
137 - "Your Song" by Elton John
136 - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by The Beatles
135 - "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett
134 - "Won't Get Fooled Again" by "The Who"
133 - "Who Do You Love?" by Bo Diddley
132 - "With or Without You" by U2
131 - "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

130 - "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
129 - "Rock & Roll Music" by Chuck Berry
128 - "Changes" by Davis Bowie
127 - "Shake, Rattle & Roll" by Big Joe Turner
126 - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles
125 - "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
124 - "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown
123 - "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals
122 - "Stand By Me" by Ben - E - King
121 - "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5

120 - "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
119 - "Shout (Parts 1 and 2)" The Isley Brothers
118 - "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce Feat - Jay-Z
117 - "Take Me to the River" by Al Green
116 - "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones
115 - "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke
114 - "Up on the Roof" by The Drifters
113 - "That's All Right" by Elvis Presley
112 - "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
111 - "I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)" by Otis Redding

110 - "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
109 - "Little Red Corvette" by Prince
108 - "Not Fade Away" by Buddy Holly and The Crickets
107 - "Mr - Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan
106 - "The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel
105 - "Living for the City" by Stevie Wonder"
104 - "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
103 - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
102 - "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
101 - "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones

100 - "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
99 - "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
98 - "Love and Happiness" by Al Green
97 - "Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck Berry
96 - "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
95 - "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins
94 - "Good Golly, Miss Molly" by Little Richard
93 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2
92 - "Blitzkrieg Bop" by Ramones
91 - "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley

90 - "In the Still of the Night" by The Five Satins
89 - "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas and the Papas
88 - "My Girl" by The Temptations
87 - "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
86 - "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen
85 - "Crazy" by Patsy Cline
84 - "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
83 - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" by The Beatles
82 - "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino
81 - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

80 - "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks
79 - "Mr - Tambourine Man" by The Byrds
78 - "I Got You (I Feel Good)" byJames Brown
77 - "Mystery Train" by Elvis Presley
76 - "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles
75 - "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin
74 - "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran
73 - "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
72 - "California Girls" by The Beach Boys"
71 - "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown

70 - "Walk On By" by Dionne Warwick
69 - "Crying" by Roy Orbison
68 - "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan
67 - "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley
66 - "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley and The Wailers
65 - "Sunshine of Your Life" by Cream
64 - "She Loves You" by The Beatles
63 - "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
62 - "Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley
61 - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis"

60 - "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
59 - "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
58 - "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
57 - "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
56 - "Anarchy in the U.K" by The Sex Pistols
55 - "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard
54 - "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen
53 - "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge
52 - "When Doves Cry" by Prince
51 - "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2010)

Introduction

"When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production."
— Jay-Z

#50 -'The Tracks of My Tears' by Smokey Robinson (1965)

#49 - 'Hotel California' by The Eagles (1976)

#48 - 'All Along the Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix (1968)

#47 - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

#46 - 'Heroes' by David Bowie (1977)

#45 - 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley (1956)

#44 - 'Georgia on My Mind' by Ray Charles (1960)

#43 - 'Tutti Frutti' by Little Richard (1956)

#42 - 'Waterloo Sunset' by The Kinks (1968)

#41 - 'The Weight' by The Band (1968)

#40 - 'Dancin' in the Streets' by Martha and the Vandellas (1964)

#39 -'That'll Be the Day' by Buddy Holly (1957)

#38 - 'Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones (1969)

#37 -'No Woman, No Cry' by Bob Marley (1975)

#36 - 'One' by U2 (1991)

#35 - 'Light My Fire' by The Doors (1967)

#34 - 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' by The Righteous Brothers (1964)

#33 - 'River Deep, Mountain High' by Tina Turner (1966)

#32 - 'Sympathy for the Devil' by The Rolling Stones (1968)

#31 - 'Stairway to Heaven' by Led Zeppelin (1971)

#30 - 'I Walk the Line' by Johnny Cash (1956)

#29 - 'Help!' by The Beatles (1965)

#28 - '(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding (1968)

#27 - 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos (1970)

#26 - 'A Day in the Life' by The Beatles (1967)

#25 - 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys (1966)

#24 - 'People Get Ready' by The Impressions (1965)

#23 - 'In My Life' by The Beatles (1965)

#22 - 'Be My Baby' by The Ronettes (1963)

#21 - 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen (1975)

#20 - 'Let It Be' by The Beatles (1970)

#19 - 'Hound Dog' by Elvis Presley (1956)

#18 - 'Maybellene' by Chuck Berry (1955)

#17 - 'Purple Haze' by Jimi Hendrix (1967)

#16 - 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' by The Beatles (1963)

#15 - 'London Calling' by The Clash (1980)

#14 - 'Blowin' in the Wind' by Bob Dylan (1963)

#13 - 'Yesterday' by The Beatles (1965)

#12 - 'A Change Is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke (1964)

#11 - 'My Generation' by The Who (1965)

#10 - 'What'd I Say' by Ray Charles (1959)

#9 - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana (1991)

#8 - 'Hey Jude' by The Beatles (1968)

#7 - 'Johnny B. Goode' by Chuck Berry (1958)

#6 - 'Good Vibrations' by The Beach Boys (1966)

#5 - 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin (1967)

#4 - 'What's Going On' by Marvin Gaye (1971)

#3 - 'Imagine' by John Lennon (1971)

#2 - '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' by The Rolling Stones (1965)

#1 - 'Like a Rolling Stone' by Bob Dylan (1965)

The Full List

The Full List

"The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone, issue number 963, published December 9, 2004, a year after the magazine published its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time." The list was updated in 2010 to include new additions.
The song list was chosen based on votes by 172 musicians, critics, and music-industry figures, including Chris Martin, Slash, Lil Wayne and more.
Check out the complete list of "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" or download the digital version.


50 - "The Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
49 - "Hotel California" by The Eagles
48 - "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix
47 - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel
46 - "Heroes" by David Bowie
45 - "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley
44 - "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles
43 - "Tutti-Frutti" by Little Richard
42 - "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks
41 - "The Weight" by The Band

40 - "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas
39 - "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets
38 - "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
37 - "No Woman by No Cry" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
36 - "One" by U2
35 - "Light My Fire" by The Doors
34 - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers
33 - "River Deep - Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner
32 - "Sympathy for the Devil" by The Rolling Stones
31 - "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

30 - "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash
29 - "Help! " by The Beatles
28 - " (Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
27 - "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos
26 - "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles
25 - "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
24 - "People Get Ready" by The Impressions
23 - "In My Life" by The Beatles
22 - "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes
21 - "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen

20 - "Let It Be" by The Beatles
19 - "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
18 - "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry
17 - "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix
16 - "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles
15 - "London Calling" by The Clash
14 - "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan
13 - "Yesterday" by The Beatles
12 - "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke
11 - "My Generation" by The Who

10 - "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles
9 - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
8 - "Hey Jude" by The Beatles
7 - "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry
6 - "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
5 - "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
4 - "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
3 - "Imagine" by John Lennon
2 - "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
1 - "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan

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