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

Arguably the best anthem ever written or performed.

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

Without a doubt. Skewers the 60s. Prefigures the decline to come. The most astringent antidote to the other garbage on this list.

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2 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.

Freddie was made in heaven.

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

The cornerstone for rock music - queen11

4 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

Greatest song ever - period!

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5 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Best Guitar Solo in the World...

Best guitar solo ever


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!

6 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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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

Best of the best

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8 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.

Flying The flag of Heavy metal!

My first metal song, that's classic

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

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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9 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.

10 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 ever...

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The Newcomers

? Lose Yourself - Eminem

The Contenders

11 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

Well the rolling stone's kinda biased towards The Beatles.. - InZamous

Easily number 2 all-time behind Stairway...which is listed at 10?

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12 The Letter - The Box Tops
13 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Greatest of all time!

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

14 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Great song from amazing album. From start to finish all time classic and unlike some has never aged

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

15 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

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

16 Respect - Aretha Franklin

EVERYONE knows this song. Best cover ever. - queen11

Good grooves, best lyrics, unbelievable voice

Below Pink Floyd and Nirvana? Asinine.

17 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
18 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
19 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

The Boss of all rock and roll! Best ever!

20 A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke


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Top Remixes (6)

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
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

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