Top 10 Songs From Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All-time


The Top Ten

1 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

This song if a movement of its own. - queen11

This song deserves to be the #1 song of all time

This is a top 10 song, but not number 1 - Powerfultekin

A brilliant lyric. No one has better described the downfall of arrogance and self entightlement.

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2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

The cornerstone for rock music - queen11

3 Imagine - John Lennon

Within this song, he captured everything that music is supposed to do. Make you think, make you smile, make you cry, and of course relate it to yourself in some kind of way. Imagine- Music evokes Imagination.. Truly amazing. RIP John

Are you smoking crack! You think Dillon is better the Lennon? Put your pipe down, imagine is hands down the most influential song of all time

Its helped us from Lennon's death to 9/11. - queen11

Best song.. If you do like that you will get result.

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4 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

This single cost $50,000 to make; the most expensive at the time. - queen11

The harmonies on this song are flawless.

5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Maybe Dillon's "Like a Rolling Stone" could be #1 along with a few others, but this is supposed to be Rock-n-Roll! Stairway fits that spot. Some of these listed should not even be close to the top.

Amazing amazing song! For any mood!

This song more than any other should number 1

Best song!

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6 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

This list is an insult to all of humanity.

Its definitely the most Best Song ever

Hands down, best song ever written and performed.

This song is 9th? You're have no clue about harmony and music then

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7 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Some of the best guitar I've ever heard, one of the best guitarist ever in fact. A innovator of rock and roll.

Can't imagine my whole life without this song, love it.

The first song about fame. - queen11

The song that DEFINES rock and roll. The sounds are all derived from this point in time. The now late Chuck Berry isn't some 'innovator' or 'contributor'. He CREATED the genre in the way it exists now. He, not Elvis, is the TRUE KING of rock and roll.

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8 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

I've cry everyday when I see nevermind poster that always reminds of kurt cobain...

Perfect band. Perfect song. Perfect vote.

Great song that defined a generation

I'm 60 and this song is one of the greatest

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9 Enter Sandman - Metallica

If you're going to put a Metallica on the top 10 it should be Master of Puppets or maybe Creeping Death. I personally dislike this song. I believe the...And Justice For All album was the beginning of their downfall.

My first metal song, that's classic

My third metal song I listened to, after an Iron Maiden and Disturbed song. - Powerfultekin

Flying The flag of Heavy metal!

This song shouldn't even be in the top One Thousand! Hey any of you Morons ever heard of BLACK SABATH?! (who by the way INVENTED Heavy Metal)?! Or how JudaJudas Priest?! Iron Maiden?! Who's songs aren't een othis list?! What a Joke! Metalica's such an Overrated band who's lack of talent doesn't even come anywhere close to the previous mentioned bands! Anybody with a low IQ should know this!

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10 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Best Guitar Solo in the World...


A Metalica song before this ONE? what! Are you kidding me?! Every MetaliCA song combined does not even come Close to Freebird! To anybody with 1/2 a brain shhould know The song FREEBIRD should be #1, Period!

The Newcomers

? Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Best song ever. Amazing gilmour vocalks and guitar! - redmancunian1

? Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Greatest of all time!

Absolutely fabulous song...always go back to it...always will!

The Contenders

11 The Letter - The Box Tops
12 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

I've been asking myself the same question. - queen11

13 Respect - Aretha Franklin

EVERYONE knows this song. Best cover ever. - queen11

14 Hey Jude - The Beatles

GREAT Beatles song, second only to Something, too bad they did not stay together longer..

Don't let the writing credits fool you. Paul McCartney wrote this all his own. Lennon had nothing to do with it. - queen11

This is possibly the best song on the list...
Hey jude!
That's just awesome singing harmonies..

Good great

15 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
16 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

The Boss of all rock and roll! Best ever!

17 A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
18 The Wanderer - Dion
19 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
20 Be My Baby - The Ronettes
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
2. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
3. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
1. The Letter - The Box Tops
2. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Imagine - John Lennon

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