Best Songs of All Time
The Top Ten
It's one of the greatest song ever made, totally captivating lyrically and extremely innovative musically all due credit to the Queen himself, Freddie Mercury. Simple put; this is the song with every element required.
Not one of the greatest but simply the greatest even if one includes classical music.
When the writer of this song, the late Freddie Mercury had come into this studio with "Bohemian Rhapsody", the rest of the band had thought of it foolish, bizarre and odd---but went along with the "Fred thing"---now it is a masterpiece that has withstood time, even more than thirty years old----nothing, and no one has come close to re-creating something so tongue-and-cheek, innovative, and still makes teenagers want to bang their heads and air-guitar while driving. Simply the best.
It Is "foolish, bizarre and odd". Not that there's anything wrong with it. - Billyv
It's daring, fun and doesn't fall short of bravado. Simply genius.
Mid-level good, but BoRap is nothing close to many other songs on this list, almost anything by the Beatles, Zep, or even the Doors tops Queen by a mile.
The poetic storytelling nature of Robert Plant's lyrics combined with Jimmy Page's brilliant musical composition places "Stairway To Heaven" as the number one rock song of all time. Mr. Page's arrangement of a dramatic crescendo type development with the song passing through stages along the way lend to his (and John Paul Jones) influence by classical music. His guitar solo in this song is one of his greatest played with undeniable passion and ease. "Stairway To Heaven" is a legendary song composed and performed by the greatest rock musicians of all time, Led Zeppelin.
This is an incredible song! It's so great that it's becoming the theme song for my school's prom. Led Zeppelin is like no other classic.
I wanted to select something from Beatles or something from Radiohead, but this is the best song in Rock history. Fantastic guitar. Great vocals. Amazing lyrics.
Hey everyone should know that it's the greatest song in the world. I live this song.V 894 Comments
Hey you! It is totally incomprehensible that Bohemian Rhapsody is the first. Imagine is the song of all centuries, Queen and John Lennon aren't competitors because John Lennon is god and Queen is just the queen. So Imagine is the first-it's objective reality
Do you literally mean that John Lennon is god? Because, no offense, but that's a bit weird - JaneMoffat
Truly inspirational lyrics, to release your per-conceived or ingrained notions of time and space, division of people; those going to heaven vs. The hell-bound. The very best song of love not for one, but for all the people who live as one. A masterpiece.
It's best song, and one with the best lyrics ever. It's message is simple, but at the same very profound.
Best song with the best messageV 564 Comments
I love this song. Nirvana is one of my favourite bands ever! I really miss Kurt Cobain
This isn't even close to being Nirvana's best song, never mind the best song ever. Hell, this is probably one of the worst songs of Nevermind. If everyone would step away from the overplayed Nirvana singles, and look at their great, underrated songs like "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" or "Oh, The Guilt", than a much better Nirvana song would be #4, not Smells Like The Only Nirvana Song You Know... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Best song ever, we can smell his spirit, laugh out loud (i didn't understand. The best songs smell like going for the best. I love nirvana. NiRVANA NIRVANA NIRVANA! BEST SONG EVER ANYONE CAN LISTEN TO. Nirvana is part of rock's history, and deserves to be remembered from generation to generation. T smells like a perfect made delicious song that deserves to be in this list. Kurt was such a genius. This song has so much between the lines, it's awesome. I will always love NIRVANA. First time I voted another song.. The song is nice... But after listening this song I have changed by decision...
This song makes me want to run naked down the street... And I don't run Naked for just any song. It's like waking up in Russia lying on a moose rug.
This song showed how great Nirvana isV 480 Comments
Awesome lyrics with great music makes this song a perfect song
I used to hear it more than 20 times a day... such a beautiful song and this was the song that made me die hard fan of eagles
The music is so beautiful. The Guitars, the vocals and everything in the song is so beautiful. I first heard this song when I was around 6 years old and I can sing it. I live in Thailand but I can sing "Welcome to the Hotel California" when I was so young. That's why this song in the best song.
Hotel California from the Eagles is one of the best song ever! It's like a hymn where you can sing along and dance! It's just an incredible song which nearly everybody likes! One of the best!
I am usually a rap/hip hop listener but this song stands out as one of my favorite non-rap songs.V 333 Comments
Genius intro and solo by SLASH
AWESOME vocals by AXL ROSE
Amazing work on rhythm by IZZY Stradlin
Badass awesome drummer Steven Adler
Cool bass by DUFF,...
SIMPLY AMAZING SONG
ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME,... G N'R ROCKS
This is my song to my oldest daughter. We danced to it at her sweet 16 - CrimsonLace
It has everything a good rock song should have. An amazing riff, amazing lyrics, chorus and guitar solo.
Awesome, get out of here lennon, and Michael Jackson, this is the best SONGS of all time, which, if you ask me, this song deserves top 3 behind Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven all 3 are awesome songs now let's vote out two of the most overly preachy songs in the world
I would give anything to listen to this song for the first time again...V 307 Comments
Amazing and moving, appealing to fans of thrash, metal in general, even pop fans... you can't help but be swept up in the epicness of it
My friend said thrash is trash. That isn't true at all. Thrash is the best type of metal! - Powerfultekin
An excellent, powerful, and meaningful song. I don't even know what else to say, it's too amazing!
Metallica is the best. This song really shows what their all about.
Darkness imprisoning me all that I see absolute horror I cannot live I cannot die trapped in myself body my holding cell!
Master of Puppets and Fade to Black are better songs but I'm pleased to see this masterpiece in this rank. m/V 304 Comments
Can't say too much good stuff about this song, there is great guitar, totally playing this at my funeral, and this song is just great just genius great song Lynyrd Skynyrd.
It's the only song that can make the audience sway from east to west for 4 minutes and then fist pump north and south for the next 8!
Amazing song, especially the end!
I really love this list, it's got so many of my favourite songs on
What song is it you want to hear? FREE BIRD--I heard that!V 118 Comments
Honestly almost any Beatles song could be on the list! But surely this one is classic.
Simply the greatest. No one can help but sing along to the na-na-na-na's of this absolute masterpiece.
There's something about it that sends chills down your spine and makes you want to sing along every time.
The best of all time in my opinion.V 76 Comments
Great guitar solo, great lyrics, great song
One of the best Pink Floyd songs, I ve first heard of this song when I watched movie The Wall so as with the other songs on The Wall, "Comfortably Numb" tells a segment of the story about Pink, the album's protagonist. This song has to do with Pink's battle to handle the world. The lyrics feature interplay between a doctor treating Pink (verses, sung by Waters) and Pink's thoughts (chorus, sung by Gilmour).
Guilmour and Waters share credits for this song as the music was made by Guilmour and lyrics by Waters.
Best song to listen when you are high. The final three minutes of the song is just out of this world
Pink Floyd is my favorite band and this song one if not there best song people say this is a good song to get high and listen to but I'm only 14 and I don't get high but I still love this songV 221 Comments
This song takes you on a hallucinatory 3rd eye journey, like all these songs do. Part of it could be about a great beauty. Go on girl, take your chances. Picture her there, on her throne, haughty, naughty, and drunk on herself, as others are. How could she not? Surrounded by legions of so called friends and admirers. Now picture them there,10 or so odd, years later. Their throne, now a gutter, bloated, lying face down in it. Like so many before. No body will know, that you were a beauty, a sweet sweet beauty, but stone stone cold! And all your so called legions who cared, your blood is in their mouths. They had a front row seat, to the circus that was your life. But the crowds have dispersed, and the tent must come down. Till the next beautiful circus ( YOU) comes to town. Because you still have the devil to pay.. And dear God, NO you can never go home again. It wasn't really that great there, at home in the first place. Or you would have stayed there, in the first place. So now, How ...more
#1 on the rolling stones magazine's top 500 songs of all time... and here its just 29? Don't be foolish!
Lol, and you take Rolling Stone Magazines word for it? They thin Prince is one of the top ten best guitarists ever. And they were the people that said Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were the worst bands ever and should stop making music. - DownFall
a masterpiece. how is it possible for one man to write so many classic songs. genius is a well over used word these days, but dylan really is the real deal.
Just because rolling stone says it, doesn't mean that this is the best ever. GET YOUR OWN OPINIONS!V 111 Comments
I'm not much of a rap lover but no one can disagree that eminems lyrics are superior, not only within rap but in an overall perspective and it's shown through one of the greatest songs, if not the greatest of all time.
Not many hip-hop songs so I decided to vote for this because it's the first rap song I listened it and I liked it and that's why I am an Eminem fan.
Good lyrics which helped Eminem become success worldwide with this big hit.
Most people remember this song that started his success - savinhiphop4life
So what I he doesn't like rap this is best songs not best rap songs but still I think this is the best song ever - simpsondude
The sheer lyrical genius of this song deserves a spot in the top ten. The well renowned course in conjunction with the emotion that Eminem pours into every syllable, truly show the songs true genius.
I normally cannot listen to any rap for more than two minutes, but Eminem is the exception. I mean, this is just one of his fawesome songs that are not about Gangbanging and Boning several women, this song is about how hard it was for him to be excepted as a White Rapper, and how he was so nervous to do it. Bravo, Mom's Spaghetti for life.V 579 Comments
Great song. I love this, I love the awesome guitar solo, the piano, the lyrics, everything about it. - jwileson
BEST SONG EVER! "nothing lasts forever, even cold NOVEMBER RAIN! "
What the hell? This song should easily be in the first 20 at least... It's a LEGENDARY song!
Even riders on the storm not on the list! Damn surprising
It's a combination of bohemian rhapsody and stairway to heaven and the best ballad of Guns N' Roses - ronluna
Great song for a Lap Dance. Good Value.V 131 Comments
well, if your tellin' that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the best at the same time u've listened to this song (at least)once, I'm sorry but that's just an opinion - on the other hand, if you say it without listening to this song, your missin' the very best point - so on both ends this is the greatest song of all time! - heaven
You don't get all that you will from this song with one listen! You need like 5. - Songsta41
This song is highly complex, using a simple acoustic guitar to a nightmarish orchestra. Also do not forget about the final E chord at the end, that thing lasted 40 seconds or so. The vocals are also much better than other Beatles song.
Beatles is the greatest band and this is their(and "the") greatest song, period - I mean; come on?! Bohemian Rhapsody? Stairway to Heaven? Well, good choices but if you want a song so badly that has tempo changes and creates a musical orgasm - well listen to it without no waste of time! You won't regret it! :-) - dd369
This song speaks on a a whole new level. So simple lyrics but yet so complex at the same time. It is the epitome of musicV 77 Comments
Rivals Stairway to Heaven. It's too meaningful to not be in the top ten.
Even though founding member Syd Barrett left the band years earlier, his presence would remain, as "Wish You Were Here" and the later masterpiece, "The Wall, " were about Barrett in some capacity.
The whole song is dedicated to Syd Barrat when he left the band in 1976. It always brings good memories of the band. Bike, See Saw, Inter steller Overdrive, The Gnome Wow.
This song captures so many feelings with so little actual words sung. In my opinion one of the most incredible songs ever made. But then again, I am quite the Pink Floyd fan.V 126 Comments
I have studied most of the songs on this list. I sit and make notes hundreds of them. This song has over 140 tracks in it that's different guitars/vocals/drummers/speaking/bells/chimes whatever they have it! It is the most interesting whole song. Bohemian Rhapsody is incredible yes but it's bitty it's good that way but as a whole song this is better. It's beautiful and amazing! I question how the likes of smells like teen spirit is above it it's a good song I admit but it's so repetitive which is a shame because I like it. Aside from Grohl's drumming it's just the same. Which is a pity. Clearly this song is amazing.
Sure... You sit around all day and make notes about a dumb list on the internet. Makes a lot of sense, dude. - torinn818
It is a classic from My Chemical Romance and is one of the bests songs I have ever heard!?
I vote for This Song because It is very well rounded and it deserves a higher place on this list. Above Abba, Above Guns N' Roses for sure..
I could never choose a song to be the greatest ever. There are too many factors. Lyrics, Depth, Beauty, Bad-Assery, Musicianship, Prowess, Originality, Vocals, Difficulty, Accuracy, Uniqueness, Emotion), Revolutionality... The List Goes on and on.
To put Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit in the same competition with Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah is absolutely ludicrous. You can't make John Lennon and Queen fight each other for a better position. Comparing Tupac and Metallica is like trying to compare apples and Refrigerators. They are just graded on different things.
The Bottom Line is that the best song of all time is whichever song YOU like the most.
I swear this is the only song that could make me cry within the first note. It is the best song from the Emo Trinity, but maybe not the world as there are songs more widely recognised and loved.V 138 Comments
Take one pure musical genius, give him six months time and way too many drugs, and you get the most amazing song ever to feature a theremin.
Never has a song said so much in such a small space of time
Its awesome! That song is revolutionary!
TO be honest, the beach boys were gayV 15 Comments
This is certainly the greatest song ever.
Not only because of its musical fascination, but also because of its meaning for the society we live in!
This Song was one of the greatest songs ever it reached number 1 and stayed their for so long
One of the all-time greats. It beats any other song hands down even rap.
Sympathy for the devil was good tooV 30 Comments
Chuck Berry is one of the founders of today's rock n roll. Bands like the Beatles and others based themselves on his songs. This is Chuck Berry's most popular song by far.
This is one of the best songs in history it is number 1
No song on this list that features a guitar riff would exist without Chuck Berry's innovative guitar work. Johnny B Goode is his finest hour and was one of the first songs that bought guitar riffs to the mainstream. From an influence standpoint, it is horrific that this is not in the top of 10.
It was also in Back to The FutureV 26 Comments
A song that touches the soul and makes you think about today's music in a different way.
It is a tribute to a musician who died in a plane crash who Don McLean had looked up to. It's not literally going against the music of today's era because how would Don know what today is like if he doesn't have a time machine? - STANCAKE
I agree this in my opinion was one of the best songs ever made it deserves to be at least in the top 10.
It's a classic song that deserves more attention.
Defines the moment in history when not only music but also American spirit began to fade.
This is an amazing song about buddy hollyV 71 Comments
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