Greatest Songs of the 20th Century

This list is to determine what the public believe the best song of the 20th century (1900 - 1999) to be. Don't go for the complete obvious, dig deep into what your favourite song is and add it to the list and if it is already there vote for it.

The Top Ten

1 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

Are you sure this was the Greatest Song of the 20th Century? Because I am not sure at all. - Metal_Treasure

2 Thriller - Michael Jackson
3 Celebration - Kool & The Gang
4 Pokémon Theme - Jason Paige
5 Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory
6 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


7 I'm a Believer - The Monkees
8 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
9 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
10 She Loves You - The Beatles

This song being performed on the Ed Sullivan show is the biggest event in the history of popular music.Like a musical Tsunami, it swept away everything that came before it, and nothing by Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Eminem, or [God forbid] Miley Cyrus can remotely hold a candle to the lasting effect and influence it had not just on the world of music, but the world as a whole.

There are several Beatle songs that could have been in this spot, because they are of course the most successful and biggest-selling musicians of all-time.
"She Loves You" was part of the musical Tsunami that immediately established them as the GOAT [Greatest Of All Time].

The Contenders

11 Black - Pearl Jam
12 The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
13 Alive - Pearl Jam
14 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
15 Golden Brown - The Stranglers
16 Back in Black - AC/DC
17 Once - Pearl Jam
18 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
19 Why Go - Pearl Jam
20 Starman - David Bowie
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List Stats

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4 years, 33 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
2. Thriller - Michael Jackson
3. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
1. Schrei Nach Liebe - Die Ärzte
2. Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
3. Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue
1. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Black - Pearl Jam

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