Best Songs of All Time

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61Stan - Eminem

If Stan is in the top 50.. Lose Yourself should be in the top 25 at least!
Stan is a good alternative for a HipHop single, but the single Lose Yourself, is way more better, even better then 2Pac's Changes, I don't get this.. Cause this isn't right.

This is one of the best songs of all time. I don't even like rap that much, but Eminem is one of those artists where you can hate rap and still love nearly everything he does. He's that good. This is his masterpiece.

All eminem songs should be here laugh out loud...
Well not all but stan in top 20, the way I am in top 1
Rock bottom... If you don't like rap then this is it. Just meaningful not superfast.
- mikayelmkrtchyan

This & Lose Yourself are awesome.

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62Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Far better than most of the songs ranked higher. - pharaoh45

One of there best songs and should be number one on this whole list! And I also love that they have 4 songs on the list because Anthony Flea John and Chad are that sick(even though John wasn't there for that song)

Greatest Song EVER! FACT. Sometimes I feel like I don't have partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend. Is the city I live in the city of angel lonely as I am together we cry... I drive on the streets because shes ma companion, I walk through the hills because she knows who I am. She sees my good deeds and she kisses the windy well I never worry now that is a lie... I don't ever wanna fel like I did that daay, take me to the place I love, take me all the way, I don't ever wanna fel like I did that daay, take me to the place I love, take me all the way! BEAUTIFUL!

Actually, it's more normal to go over bridges

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63Black - Pearl Jam

it truly does'nt get any better

Sheer brilliance in the lyrics! The more you listen the more powerful it gets!

Powerfully and emotionally written and performed. Number one in my book

Incredible that a band in its relative infancy can write such a masterpiece. A standout track on an album littered with classics such as Garden and Alive. More than 20 years on, Vedder's vocals over emotive melodies still linger in the mind. Genius.

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64Time - Pink Floyd

Definitely should among top 20 songs of all time, unmatchable lyrics and of course Pink Floyds music

The best Pink Floyd song, tied up with Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Echoes. - malamJONES

You wanna know what music was really like in the 70's 80's listen to this song in Quad surround sound. You will walk away stunned, I need not say more, and won't!

Old classic that is a lot better than all the American junk that litter's the top 20 of which I consider to be a cat's course.

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65Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Love It So So So So So So So So So So So Much - mneilan

I don't see why this is ranked so low. I guarantee that if you asked Americans if they have heard of this song, I bet at least 95 percent of them would say "yes". The reason why is because it is the best and most recognizable song in history. If you asked If they have heard of any of the other songs on this list you'd be lucky to get 75 percent of people knowing. This song and all other journey songs were written and sang from their hearts. It has such a powerful message no other song will ever come close to matching.

You have GOT to be kidding me. Don't stop believing is at 48! This is the greatest song of all time. It tells an amazing story of two random people from completely different backgrounds that meet against the odds and fall in love. The message is to never give up, which WAY to many people do these days. Whenever I am thinking about giving up at something, I think of this song and let it get stuck in my head until I force myself to decide otherwise. The toon is awesome, a way better training theme than the rocky soundtrack. It is a perfect blend of all styles of music. The instrumentals work in harmony with each other like a orchestra to create the amazing music. The message is overwhelmingly positive. Anything is possible. Humans can do anything we want. Just knowing that we can create this song can convince me of that. This is the Beethoven symphony of the 20th century for gods sake people. It should be way higher.

Best song ever

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66Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

I LOVE this song those of you who are scrolling down searching for the best song to vote for LISTEN TO THIS! Just once, I swear if you aren't completely head over heels in love with it after listening to it then you must be some sort of girly pop autotune fan. The goo goo dolls are amazing all their songs can move you emotionally. It is one of the greatest songs of all time and at the VERY least should make the top 35 not double that lower. SERIOUSLY LISTEN TO THIS SONG! YOU'LL LOVE IT!

Best sing ever
I LOVE this song those of you who are scrolling down searching for the best song to vote for LISTEN TO THIS! Just once, I swear if you aren't completely head over heels in love with it after listening to it then you must be some sort of girly pop autotune fan. The goo goo dolls are amazing all their songs can move you emotionally. It is one of the greatest songs of all time and at the VERY least should make the top 35 not double that lower. SERIOUSLY LISTEN TO THIS SONG! YOU'LL LOVE IT!

Why isn't this in the top 10? This is possibly one of the best songs in the world. The lyrics are just amazing and have saved my life time and time again.

"And I don't want the world to see me, 'cause I don't think that they'd understand, when everthing's made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am. '

The most important part of this song for me are the lyrics, 'When everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed juts to know you're alive. ' To me it appears to be a self-harm reference that not many people seem to realise. And that's why I love it.

AWESOME song! I love it

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67Hurt - Johnny Cash

As much as I love NIN, this is so much better. Great Johnny Cash!

Johnny Cash performed the song so well that Trent Reznor said "That's Not My Song anymore"

awesome lyrics by trent and video is the best except maybe jeremy - dlknight

Johnny cash did this song better than Nine Inch Nails themselves. He has it so there is so much emotion. Tis a great song anyway though.

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68What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

With out doubt one of the greatest songs ever play this song aloud while sitting on your porch and you will see why this song is so awesome Louis Armstrong and this song deserve to be carried on from generation to generation. I was shocked when I saw this song wasn't even in the top 200 it deserves to be in at least the top 50

This is probably the most classic song there is. How is it not one of the best songs in the world? This song has so much meaning to it, it's beautiful, and it links us back to a long time ago, when it was written and performed. This shouldn't just not be on the list.

With it's dated sound and curious vocals I must say that this song gives the world hope. Every Child should hear this in their musical development as a lot of today's music is overproduced noise that is focused on image and not substance.

Top ten - twenty. What is going on here?

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69Layla - Derek and the Dominos

Two of the greatest guitarists ever (Clapton and Duane Allman) team up to deliver a true gem. The guitar work by Duane at the end of the song is AMAZING! - mdp1970

Eric Clapton wanted to sing this song as a slow ballad until Duane Allman went into a separate room and came out 30 minutes later with the seven note opening riff that is the most famous opening riff in rock history. He plays all the slide guitar in the entire song. If it weren't for Duane, the greatest slide player of all time, no one would even know this song existed. Definitely belongs in the top ten.

This is another song that is disregarded by to many of you all in here who the heck taught you all to understand real music? This is a true classic as written below I can say more than is written already this was a top 20 song period.

This song should be top ten. There are actually two great versions of this song, the Rock and the acoustic. I have a weekly acoustic guitar gig at a restaurant near where I live, and this is one of the few songs that ALWAYS goes over well.

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70Not Afraid - Eminem

Its meaningful, it may be a song about suicide but, it shows how much you have to live for, that theres no reason to kill yourself. - Ally131

I don't really like Eminem, but I do like this one and I think it's pretty encouraging to me, usually when I'm having a rough day and I need someone to show they actually care. - Discord

Best ever song. Eminem+Nike AirMax = Best. I bet that one day it will be at the first position.

Nice song and the lyrics is also right

I love it and is one of the best rap songs of all time. 1 being lose yourself and Stan.

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71War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Excellent song from a GREAT band!
Everyone in the world should listen to this song.
Like this song, keep listening to their other songs. Very touching. Ozzy osbourne is a god

Should be in the top 20. By all means, sabbaths best song! - matty925

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgement day comes, yeah! - htoutlaws2012

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72The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Oh gosh!.. What a song..
jane would really be proud of ben.. Laugh out loud
an epic song from an equally epic band...

Great song! One of the the best songs I've ever heard awesome song breaking Benjamin is one of the best bands of all time to me. Great song should be higher

One of the greatest songs ever by Breaking Benjamin. I love to listen to this song.
It has to be in the top 5

I don't like jane

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73Octavarium - Dream Theater

This must be higher. This song is a masterpiece! 24 minutes of pure musical genius, beauty, and harmony. (That was cheesy)

But seriously, Dream Theater might be a Metal band, which is why this song may not be well recognized, but it's a softer song, amazing singing, lyrics, and solos from literally every instrument. I get chills every time I hear this song. Must listen.

Seriously, everybody needs to listen to this song, it's indescribable - ryanrimmel

I wholeheartedly believe that this song at least deserves to be in the top 10. I understand why it isn't though, coming from a sub-genre (Progressive rock/metal) of a genre (Metal) that is already underrated and overlooked in the public eye. However, for those who truly wish to experience pure musical bliss/perfection, I heavily encourage to give this song a try so that hopefully you, like those who have already discovered it, might understand why this song is so great.

None of the songs above have anything on this. These are popular, but the true masterpieces are left in the dust. This is a perfect example. This song is the most amazing song in the history of life.

Best song ever made. If you have not heard it, listen to it.

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74Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

This is my favourite song along with Scorpions - Still Loving You

And how come bands/artists like a7x (okay I'm a fan of them but they NEVER EVER are better then Metallica), 30 seconds to mars, dragonforce etc. higher then this song?

This list sucks.

One is number 7. Go to best metal bands list, Metallica is number one amongst the millions of metal bands in the world (thousands which made the list). Master of puppets is 46 and fade to black is 38. They have multiple songs in high ranking positions on the best metal bands list. No one's robbing Metallica of any credit. - Songsta41

Beautiful song, so emotional, best rock ballad ever! And the lyrics are awesome too.. )

I'm 52 years old and this song by Metallica is absolutely AWESOME... Nothing' else matters!

If you wanted to play your friends and family these songs, why call this list Songs Which You Can Show To Your Girlfriend?

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75Mr. Brightside - Killers

i don't know why i love this song so much but everytime it comes on i can't help but sing along and dance around!

Finally, a Killers song! I love this band and this song; I just can't help but sing along! (I just voted and it went from 150 something to 38, wow! )

This is simply the best song I've ever heard. - megafillan

Probably one of the best modern songs no doubt. I personally prefer When You Were Young.

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76Anarchy in the U.K. - The Sex Pistols

Oasis is in the Top Ten and this isn't in the Top 100? Nickelback is on this list and The Sex Pistols aren't? I don't even know where to begin trying to explain how wrong this is.

So much better than half of the songs on here. I'm saying that and I'm 13

77Echoes - Pink Floyd

Okay. Now. I see that on this stupid list everyone has chosen their favourite song: MORONS! You have to choose the best song, not your favourite one!

Okay well; not to act great, but I got a pretty badass culture about music
I started with AC/DC and that s why they re my favourite band, but I recognize they don t make the bet music
Then I knew Pink Floyd: I d need days to say all what s to say about this amazing band, but I ll just tell everyone that they make the best music, and when you listen to certain songs you easily realise that
Here I say the same thing as Acdc: my favourite song by Pink Floyd is Comfortably Numb (which is still awesome and deserves surely the top 5 at least) for many reasons, but not for this I think it s the best song ever, it just gives me the best feelings
I know lots of bands and I listen to a lot of music, but if I must pick up a song I d choose Echoes
This goes ahead all the songs of all times of all artists of all genres... There ...more

It's THE Pink Floyd song.

NOT Comfortably Numb. Everything that would make Floyd famous with TDSOTM was done here, first. Many people think it's boring, but I will argue it's one of the few songs you can play millions of times and STILL find something new in it. I can't say that about one of the other songs on this entire list. Not one.

My only regret is it wasn't recorded with better sound. Hopefully the 2012 remaster will change that. I can't wait.

A long sound of The Pink Floyd experience. Not a song lingering on Syd, meddle was the album that really bridges disjointed Sydless floyd into the masterful legends we know it as now. Personally I have listened to all the songs on the list, things like this and even lower down the pixies are downgraded because people haven't heard it. Well, you don't need no thought control, but seriously- widen your music tastes.

Echoes widened my mind. Orgastic build up of tension- the crescendo's - lead to one of the best choral glissandos in its finale of all time. This song can be interpreted to mean many things and is authentic, meaningful listening. Personally, its about the creation of the world and constraints within the social world, where everyone has the same basic motivations but for some reason peace isn't achieved, as chaotic dysfunction occurs behind the tranquil roots of nature.

The more I listen to this song, the more I love it. Its truly amazing, and in my opinion, should at least be in the top 20. But the problem is, there are so many amazing songs out there, its almost impossible to fit the songs everyone loves into the spots they think they should be in. - Doom

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78Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is the best Rock & Roll singer ever! Every time he makes a new song or album; he makes a masterpiece. Born to run is a one of his best songs along with the river, thunder road, Tougher than the rest, bobby jean, born in the USA = I could continue for hours. He deserves to be in top 10 at least with one of the mentioned songs. Instead of being number 108, that is ridiculous.. Just my opinion - Rock & Roll and the boss for Life!

It's true, BtR in the Top 10! But we know: Bruce doesn't use drugs, alcohol, he's not suicide and he hasn't long hair. But we know his live concerts!

"The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody's out on the run tonight
but there's no place left to hide"

This song should be in the top 10.

Should be way higher on the list.

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79Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

this one in 528? haven't you heard the intro, the Kurt's voice or the choir? - rock2metal

This song makes me wanna jump out of the bed and start working.

This song should be at least in top 15 not in 102 place. people are so dumb, this song is way better than all the guns n roses songs

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80Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

one of the best songs ever and after the drum fill daltry screams at the loudest tone ever and it makes a rock song

This song should be in the top 20 at least.

I'll vote for this whenever I get the chance. - MontyPython

Top 5 a chestnut

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