Top 10 Most Influential Songs

The Songs that really changed our lives, the best songs ever known. Listed according to fans & musical experts opinions and votes.

The Top Ten

1 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

I like this song, but there is also Black or White, Man in the Mirror, We Are The World and Heal the World - Shamo24

Beautiful song, it shall make M. J live in our hearts forever. All Hail The King Of POP!

One of the best songs ever - Ajkloth

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2 My Immortal - Evanescence UListen to Sample
3 Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet

A mind blower and Extremely Enthusiastic... This song is everywhere.

Made by Mozart and Remixed by Clint Mansell

This Song Deserves to be #1 without any competition!

This song has made it to the top and became the best musical ever known and had the biggest impact among all songs!

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4 Imagine - John Lennon

Best song ever

This is one of the best songs of all time, yet it is not in the top 3

Why this song not at least top 3? The lyric is so powerful

This song is great very imfluential

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5 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Great song

This here is vintage. My favorite.

Make believe that you can do anything any time and keeps giving strength to any one how listen to it. Also is reppin the entire 2000 generation


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6 Too Little, Too Late - Jojo UListen to Sample
7 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen UListen to Sample
8 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
9 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day UListen to Sample
10 In the End - Linkin Park

Very Nice Song. Has great meaning. LP forever and ever

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The Contenders

11 Love the Way You Lie - Eminem

Awesome song king of hip hop does it again.. Slim shaddy stunnd evry1 tiz tym

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12 Pain - Three Days Grace

Loved by any person who listens to music, it can erase any sad memory in your life.
It has strong meanings and it's really entertaining.

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13 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Started a whole generation and mindset

Come on people 11# place, really -.-

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14 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
15 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence UListen to Sample
16 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
17 Lucky - Britney Spears UListen to Sample
18 Changes - 2pac UListen to Sample
19 It's My Life - Jon Bon Jovi


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20 Broken - Seether UListen to Sample
21 That's My Name - Akcent UListen to Sample
22 Tik Tok - Kesha

Whats this doing here? How the hell is this song influential?

What's this doing here? How the hell is this song influential?

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23 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

Sad to not see this song on the list. Really, music as we know it today wouldn't be the same weren't it for this song. The single most influential pop piece of all time. - Idontreallycaretoomuch

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24 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars UListen to Sample
25 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion UListen to Sample
26 Sexyback - Justin Timberlake UListen to Sample
27 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
28 My Generation - The Who UListen to Sample
29 Echoes - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
30 Arrab Kaman - Tamer Hosny
31 They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
32 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
33 Smack That - Akon UListen to Sample
34 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
35 In Da Club - 50 Cent UListen to Sample
36 Bad Day - Daniel Powter UListen to Sample
37 Butterflies - Karl Wolf
38 Insomnia - Craig David UListen to Sample
39 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
40 Yesterday - The Beatles UListen to Sample
41 You Really Got Me - The Kinks UListen to Sample
42 Your Song - Elton John UListen to Sample
43 You're Gonna Pay - James Johnston

One of the best WWE wrestling themes ever known, fans go crazy when they hear this... This was the turn point in the Undertaker's life when he turned from a Demon to a Badass - DJZeezo

44 Eruption - Van Halen

This masterpiece instrumental by Eddie Van Halen introduced the world to a whole new way of playing the guitar. Most 80's guitar players were influenced by this very solo. This should be in the top 5 definitely. This solo was a very influential part of rock.

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45 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The first metal song. This song paved the way for metal music in general. That heavy and dark riff from Tony Iommi and the doomy lyrics by Ozzy gave birth to metal.

46 Butterflies & Hurricanes - Muse UListen to Sample
47 The KKK Took My Baby Away - The Ramones UListen to Sample
48 Judy Is a Punk - The Ramones UListen to Sample
49 Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? - The Ramones UListen to Sample
50 I Wanna Be Well - The Ramones UListen to Sample
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List Stats

200 votes
76 listings
8 years, 17 days old

Top Remixes

1. Earth Song - Michael Jackson
2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
1. Earth Song - Michael Jackson
2. Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet
3. Too Little, Too Late - Jojo


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