Top Ten 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 Rolling in the Deep - Adele Cover Art

Adele, while still young and relatively new, is on the best way on 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 RITD is her signature song, it should be on the list.

Its just criminal... How could you forget such an amazing gem like this?

Rolling stone in the deep

This should be on, but it isn't a definite.

2 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Cover Art

I wouldn't doubt its quality, but I guess it wouldn't be iconic and successful enough considering what else is on the list. Outside of Metal circles, Blind Guardian isn't that well known.

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

This is by far the greatest song of the 21st Century

3 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Cover Art

SHOULD BE HIGHER! Absolutely iconic and still relevant after 13 years!

Before voting, please listen to this song and you'll understand the greatness of it and why it should be #1.

Should be higher than Adele

YES

4 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Cover Art
5 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Cover Art

My neighbour had this song playing and I was so excited and I started whispering to he music lol

Haunting

WAKE ME UP
WAKE ME UP INSIDE
can't WAKE UP
WAKE ME UP INSIDE
SAVE MEE

best song ever

6 Anthem - Iced Earth Anthem - Iced Earth Cover Art
7 Back to Black - Amy Winehouse Back to Black - Amy Winehouse Cover Art

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.

Just checked. "Back to Black" was number 3 on the charts, "Rehab" only number 19, in Austria. Well, cultural differences. - Martin_Canine

I love this song

8 Ride - Twenty One Pilots Ride - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art

How is this not in the top ten?

9 Sonne - Rammstein Sonne - Rammstein Cover Art

I know that Rolling Stone has a huge misconception of Rammstein, but Rammstein are megastars in their home country, and when asked about who is the best German band, most Germans would answer either Rammstein or Die Ärzte, but it's only Rammstein that also made it big internationally. Also 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.

I don't know what kind of people you surround yourself with, but I, as a German, don't know a lot of people who'd call Rammstein the best German band. - Idontreallycaretoomuch

10 Not Afraid - Eminem Not Afraid - Eminem Cover Art

The Newcomers

? Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne Cover Art
? Bel Air - Lana Del Rey Bel Air - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

The perfect song to listen to in the morning

The Contenders

11 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian Cover Art
12 Schism - Tool Schism - Tool Cover Art

Should be top ten... Honestly, tool should dominate top ten. I'd also throw in some eagles.

I personally believe this song should be in the top 10.

Released in 2001. guess that counts... don't really care for the 21st century culture in music.

13 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin Cover Art
14 When You Were Young - The Killers When You Were Young - The Killers Cover Art
15 The Throne - Blind Guardian The Throne - Blind Guardian Cover Art
16 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art
17 Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones Cover Art
18 Starboy - The Weeknd Starboy - The Weeknd Cover Art
19 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco Cover Art

This should be #1. THIS SONG IS THE BEST

I slightly prefer The Ballad of Mona Lisa but this is great as well.

20 Set Fire to the Rain - Adele Set Fire to the Rain - Adele Cover Art
21 Alright - Kendrick Lamar Alright - Kendrick Lamar Cover Art
22 Lose Yourself - Eminem Lose Yourself - Eminem Cover Art

Considered one of his best songs and loved by many.

23 So What - P!NK So What - P!NK Cover Art
24 Mana - Equilibrium Mana - Equilibrium Cover Art
25 Liability - Lorde Liability - Lorde Cover Art

Such a beautiful song.

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