Top 10 Songs From Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All-time


The Top TenXW

1Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

This song if a movement of its own. - queen11

This song deserves to be the #1 song of all time

This is a top 10 song, but not number 1 - Powerfultekin

You're kidding right?

V5 Comments
2(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

The cornerstone for rock music - queen11

3Imagine - John Lennon

Within this song, he captured everything that music is supposed to do. Make you think, make you smile, make you cry, and of course relate it to yourself in some kind of way. Imagine- Music evokes Imagination.. Truly amazing. RIP John

Its helped us from Lennon's death to 9/11. - queen11

George Harrison was greater, My Guitar Gently Weeps

Glorious what we all hope... Peace

V2 Comments
4Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

This single cost $50,000 to make; the most expensive at the time. - queen11

The harmonies on this song are flawless.

5Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Maybe Dillon's "Like a Rolling Stone" could be #1 along with a few others, but this is supposed to be Rock-n-Roll! Stairway fits that spot. Some of these listed should not even be close to the top.

Amazing amazing song! For any mood!

This song more than any other should number 1

Greatest song of all time

V5 Comments
6Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

I've cry everyday when I see nevermind poster that always reminds of kurt cobain...

Perfect band. Perfect song. Perfect vote.

Great song that defined a generation

I'm 60 and this song is one of the greatest

V2 Comments
7Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

This list is an insult to all of humanity.

Its definitely the most Best Song ever

Hands down the greatest song ever written...

This song is 9th? You're have no clue about harmony and music then

V4 Comments
8Enter Sandman - Metallica

If you're going to put a Metallica on the top 10 it should be Master of Puppets or maybe Creeping Death. I personally dislike this song. I believe the...And Justice For All album was the beginning of their downfall.

My first metal song, that's classic

My third metal song I listened to, after an Iron Maiden and Disturbed song. - Powerfultekin

Great riffs, great lirycs, great music, great band, great METALLICA!

Flying The flag of Heavy metal!

V2 Comments
9Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Some of the best guitar I've ever heard, one of the best guitarist ever in fact. A innovator of rock and roll.

V2 Comments
10Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

A Metalica song before this ONE? what! Are you kidding me?! Every MetaliCA song combined does not even come Close to Freebird! To anybody with 1/2 a brain shhould know The song FREEBIRD should be #1, Period!

V1 Comment

The Contenders

11The Letter - The Box Tops
12Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' RosesV1 Comment
13What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

I've been asking myself the same question. - queen11

14Respect - Aretha Franklin

EVERYONE knows this song. Best cover ever. - queen11

15Hey Jude - The Beatles

GREAT Beatles song, second only to Something, too bad they did not stay together longer..

Don't let the writing credits fool you. Paul McCartney wrote this all his own. Lennon had nothing to do with it. - queen11

This is possibly the best song on the list...
Hey jude!
That's just awesome singing harmonies..

V1 Comment
16Comfortably Numb - Pink FloydV1 Comment
17Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
18A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
19Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
20The Wanderer - Dion
PSearch List

Related Lists

Songs That Should Have Been Added to Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All-time Top 10 Songs From Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Beatles Songs of All-time Albums You Would Add to Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time Best Songs of All Time Best KPOP Songs of All Time

List StatsUpdated 28 Oct 2016

500 votes
53 listings
5 years, 72 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Imagine - John Lennon
1. Piano Man - Billy Joel
2. Hey Jude - The Beatles
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
2. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
3. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

View All 4


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.