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


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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

What makes The Greatest song of all time? Impact and Timeless
There's only 3 songs with greatest impact, Hound Dog (Elvis), I Wanna Hold Your Hand (The Beatles) and Like A Rolling Stone (Dylan)
only Like A Rolling Stone is timeless

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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

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4Stairway 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

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5Smells 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

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6Enter Sandman - Metallica

My first metal song, that's classic

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

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7The Letter - The Box Tops
8Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Best Guitar Solo in the World...

9What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

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

10Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Hands down the greatest song ever written...

This list is an insult to all of humanity.

Why isn't this higher?
It is named the best song of all time by some lists

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The Contenders

11Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' RosesV1 Comment
12Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
13Comfortably Numb - Pink FloydV1 Comment
14Respect - Aretha Franklin

EVERYONE knows this song. Best cover ever. - queen11

15Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

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

16Hey Jude - The Beatles

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..

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17Johnny 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.

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18The Wanderer - Dion
19Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
20What'd I Say - Ray Charles

He wrote it right in front of an audience. - queen11

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Top Remixes

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. The Letter - The Box Tops
2. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin



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