Top 10 Songs of the 21st Century that Should Be on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time but Aren't

Should include songs that have had exceptional critical reception and have some sort of significance. They should not only be songs you just happen to like.
The Top Ten
1 Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Adele, while still young and relatively new, is on the best way to becoming a legendary singer, and her albums and songs receive praise from both critics and audience. She is popular with both teens and adults, and she is all about the music, not her image. Since Rolling in the Deep is her signature song, it should be on the list.

It's just criminal. How could you forget such an amazing gem like this?

This should be on, but it isn't definitive.

2 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance received exceptional reviews and became an essential part of the pop culture of the latter half of the 2000s. Welcome to the Black Parade is their signature song and received rave reviews.

PS: Considering they charted over here where this type of alternative rock was not associated with emo (instead, artists that had a certain manga style were, like early Tokio Hotel, Cinema Bizarre, or LaFee), it shows they are also a great band without the gimmick of being leading figures of a subculture.

3 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco
4 Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

I don't know about the US, but the song Back to Black got way more airplay than Rehab over here and became Winehouse's signature song. Rehab is on their list, and considering her impact on pop culture she needs to be on the list.

5 Ride - Twenty One Pilots
6 American Idiot - Green Day
7 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Considered one of his best songs and loved by many.

8 Schism - Tool

Should be top ten. Honestly, Tool should dominate the top ten. I'd also throw in some Eagles.

9 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

This song left me in awe when I first heard it. To me, it's the best and most impressive song by far.

10 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
The Contenders
11 Numb - Linkin Park
12 Starboy - The Weeknd
13 My Future - Billie Eilish
14 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
15 Anthem - Iced Earth
16 Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones
17 Liability - Lorde
18 Sonne - Rammstein

I know that Rolling Stone has a huge misconception of Rammstein, but Rammstein are megastars in their home country. When asked about who is the best German band, most Germans would answer either Rammstein or Die Ärzte. However, it's only Rammstein that also made it big internationally. Additionally, the lyrical quality of their songs is among the best. Sonne is their best known song of the 21st century, so it should be on the list.

19 Alright - Kendrick Lamar
20 Mana - Equilibrium
21 What a Catch, Donnie - Fall Out Boy
22 Taxi Cab - Twenty One Pilots

A song from their first album. That's a surprise for me.

23 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
24 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is pretty much the definition of pop of the 2010s and late 2000s, and is acclaimed beyond compare. "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face" are both her signature songs, but Poker Face seems a bit unlikely because it was released at a time when Gaga wasn't yet taken as seriously as a musician as she is now.

Hell yeah. This is the best Lady Gaga song, in my opinion.

I think Rolling in the Deep should be added. But this song is on a different level. Just iconic.

25 No Matter What - Calum Scott

This song is sad and encourages people. Great work, Calum.

The best song about being gay there is.

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