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

Martin_Canine
Should include songs that have had exceptional critical reception and have some sort of significance, not only 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 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. - Martin_Canine

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

Rolling stone in the deep - UltraGamer

This song is BRILLIANT!

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2 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

YES

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), shows they are also a great band without the gimmick of being leading figures of a subculture. - Martin_Canine

3 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

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. - Martin_Canine

This Song Amazes Me Every Time - Du

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

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

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. - Martin_Canine

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

5 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

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

I thought it is there! - say10

Haunting

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

best song ever - GrapeJuiceK

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6 American Idiot - Green Day
7 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

I think Poker Face is better suited for that list although this did leave a massive legacy. - NiktheWiz

Her best song. It broke records and everyone knows it, its iconic

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

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

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8 Anthem - Iced Earth
9 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco
10 Sonne - Rammstein

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. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Schism - Tool

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. - cjWriter1997

Released in 2001. guess that counts... don't really care for the 21st century culture in music. - deathnote67

12 Not Afraid - Eminem
13 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
14 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
15 When You Were Young - The Killers
16 The Throne - Blind Guardian
17 Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones
18 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
19 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

While many people say that Since U Been Gone (which is on the Rolling Stone list) is Kelly Clarkson's most iconic song, I'd like to argue that it's actually Because of You. Not only was Because of You the bigger hit worldwide (it is currently in the Top 400 on the Mediatraffic all-time list), it got massive praise from critics. When her label thought that the song would flop, Kelly proved them dead wrong. - NiktheWiz

20 Starboy - The Weeknd

This song is WAAAY to overrated and doesn't deserve to be in the top 500 - GrapeJuiceK

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1. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
2. Not Afraid - Eminem
3. The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
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1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
2. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
3. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
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1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Anthem - Iced Earth
3. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
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