Songs to Hear Before You Die

So many songs have been made over the past century. So many, that it's practically impossible to hear all of them! Because of that, I've created a list of songs to hear before you kick the bucket.

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's biggest hit is also its longest, but today is know for its popular melody. Despite its length of nearly ten minutes, no other song has been played on the radio more than "Stairway; despite its commercial success, the song has never been released as a single.

This one gave birth to a new species in music

The Best Song I ever heard...got goosebumps...

If I could, I'd listen to this on my way to heaven. - astroshark

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2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is broken up into three main parts (ballad, opera, and rock), and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the top of the UK pop charts. It's daring, intense, and the must hear of the century.

I hear it everyday literally, my day is never complete without this song, such a beautiful voice and such amazing lyrics, I bet there is a better song than this very best song.

There is nothing like this song in the history of Music...!

A song that is unique and really feel good to listen to.

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3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Nirvana's centerpiece of their album Nevermind got the "grunge" ball rolling.

Oh Yeah I smells like teen spirit

Awesome peeps

Master peice

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4 One - Metallica

One:
A beautifully composed power ballad about a soldier who lost all of his senses from a landmine explosion. The song goes from a light beginning to an aggressive, heavy, machine-gun like guitar solo. Lyrics are very meaningful, and convey feelings such as pain and the desire to die. Guitar parts are awesome, especially the machine-gun like solo.

Favorite of all time

5 Make Me Wanna Die - Pretty Reckless V 1 Comment
6 Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift

Gives you the tingling sense that you are looking for a song. I don't trust anyone who hates this song.

7 Numb - Linkin Park

This song is the one you must hear. Song of the century probably I would say.

My favorite Linkin Park song is Final Masquerade, but this song rocks nonetheless!

Amazing lyrics - just make sure to check out every song by Linking Park!

One of the best songs

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8 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Probably the most catchy pop song of all time.

9 Teenagers - My Chemical Romance

YES PLEASE, I love this song!

This should be number 1...

10 Psychosocial - Slipknot

The Contenders

11 The Finals - The Barden Bellas
12 Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin
13 Yesterday - The Beatles

Paul McCartney wrote this song one morning in possibly late 1963 (Ringo Starr recalls Paul playing the song for him as early as January 1964), but recorded it in 1965. McCartney's legendary song has become the most covered song ever with over 3,000 versions recorded to date.

It's a purely amazing song, recorded in 1965, and is so sweet. Originally called "Scrambled Eggs" this song is the most covered song ever with thousands of versions. And, quick question, why isn't this song higher? It should be in the top ten! - kaitlynrad11

Beautiful song. I personally think it is written subconsciously about his late mother Mary who died when he was 14. The song express his grief of not being able to see his mum and how he reacted when told Mary had passed. RIP Mary, God Bless xx

It fits me now and then, perfect

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14 World Championship Finale 2 - The Barden Bellas V 1 Comment
15 Them Bones - Alice In Chains
16 What I've Done - Linkin Park V 1 Comment
17 Hey Jude - The Beatles

Originally titled "Hey Jules, " "Hey Jude was inspired by John Lennon's son, Julius. The name "Jude" was inspired by the character from Oklahoma.

"The lyrics and the simplicity of the composition are what makes this song etched in your memory."

You cannot have a better song than this. The epitome of phenomenal songwriting...

amazing

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18 Sabotage - Beastie Boys
19 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Although the Chili Peppers have numerous great songs, and Californication is up there, number one is certainly "Under the Bridge", which really captures their earlier, and more meaningful, type of music

This song is just awesome. The guitar thing at the beginning is to die for. It deserves to be at least in the top three's. Even though RHCP is not as famous as the beatles and zeppelin this song is undeniably the best

RHCP Suck.And This Song Sucks More Than Friday. RHCP Give Rock A Bad Name - 12cc

20 American Pie - Don McLean

Don McLean's greatest hit is best known for being about "The Day the Music Died" when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" died on the same plane.

I love this song

This song carries you along on a journey that you know will end in a tragedy, regardless,you carry on eagerly awaiting and dreading the end at the same time.
Kush

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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. One - Metallica
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
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1. Make Me Wanna Die - Pretty Reckless
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
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