Best Songs of All Time
The Top Ten
It's one of the greatest songs ever made, totally captivating lyrically and extremely innovative musically all due credit to the Queen himself, Freddie Mercury. Simple put; this is the song with every element required.
Not one of the greatest but simply the greatest even if one includes classical music.
When the writer of this song, the late Freddie Mercury had come into this studio with "Bohemian Rhapsody", the rest of the band had thought of it foolish, bizarre and odd---but went along with the "Fred thing"---now it is a masterpiece that has withstood time, even more than thirty years old----nothing, and no one has come close to re-creating something so tongue-and-cheek, innovative, and still makes teenagers want to bang their heads and air-guitar while driving. Simply the best.
It Is "foolish, bizarre and odd". Not that there's anything wrong with it. - Billyv
It's daring, fun and doesn't fall short of bravado. Simply genius.
No. - Pedro45V 1157 Comments
The poetic storytelling nature of Robert Plant's lyrics combined with Jimmy Page's brilliant musical composition places "Stairway To Heaven" as the number one rock song of all time. Mr. Page's arrangement of a dramatic crescendo type development with the song passing through stages along the way lend to his (and John Paul Jones) influence by classical music. His guitar solo in this song is one of his greatest played with undeniable passion and ease. "Stairway To Heaven" is a legendary song composed and performed by the greatest rock musicians of all time, Led Zeppelin.
This is an incredible song! It's so great that it's becoming the theme song for my school's prom. Led Zeppelin is like no other classic.
I wanted to select something from Beatles or something from Radiohead, but this is the best song in Rock history. Fantastic guitar. Great vocals. Amazing lyrics.
True! - Pedro45V 1009 Comments
Hey you! It is totally incomprehensible that Bohemian Rhapsody is the first. Imagine is the song of all centuries, Queen and John Lennon aren't competitors because John Lennon is god and Queen is just the queen. So Imagine is the first-it's objective reality
Do you literally mean that John Lennon is god? Because, no offense, but that's a bit weird - JaneMoffat
Truly inspirational lyrics, to release your per-conceived or ingrained notions of time and space, division of people; those going to heaven vs. The hell-bound. The very best song of love not for one, but for all the people who live as one. A masterpiece.
It's best song, and one with the best lyrics ever. It's message is simple, but at the same very profound.
No doubt Imagine is the best song of all times.V 705 Comments
I love this song. Nirvana is one of my favourite bands ever! I really miss Kurt Cobain
This isn't even close to being Nirvana's best song, never mind the best song ever. Hell, this is probably one of the worst songs of Nevermind. If everyone would step away from the overplayed Nirvana singles, and look at their great, underrated songs like "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter" or "Oh, The Guilt", than a much better Nirvana song would be #4, not Smells Like The Only Nirvana Song You Know... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Best song ever, we can smell his spirit, laugh out loud (i didn't understand. The best songs smell like going for the best. I love nirvana. NiRVANA NIRVANA NIRVANA! BEST SONG EVER ANYONE CAN LISTEN TO. Nirvana is part of rock's history, and deserves to be remembered from generation to generation. T smells like a perfect made delicious song that deserves to be in this list. Kurt was such a genius. This song has so much between the lines, it's awesome. I will always love NIRVANA. First time I voted another song.. The song is nice... But after listening this song I have changed by decision...
Honestly it's probably one of the most overplayed songs ever, and Nirvana has much better songs. This is the song that made the band popular, and I don't think that it is a bad song, but it is definitely not their best song. - TurkeySlurp
This song makes me want to run naked down the street... And I don't run Naked for just any song. It's like waking up in Russia lying on a moose rug.
This isn't my favorite Nirvana song, but it is the best Nirvana song if that makes any sense. It's arguably the most iconic rock song ever, and is easily one of the best songs of all time. That said, "In Bloom" and "Lithium" were better singles, and there are a few others on Nevermind that I liked better: "Breed", "Drain You", "Stay Away", and "Something in the Way". In Utero and Bleach were also superior albums, but Nevermind is nonetheless more iconic and influential, and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" likewise has earned its place in history.V 602 Comments
Amazing and moving, appealing to fans of thrash, metal in general, even pop fans... you can't help but be swept up in the epicness of it
An excellent, powerful, and meaningful song. I don't even know what else to say, it's too amazing!
Metallica is the best. This song really shows what their all about.
Darkness imprisoning me all that I see absolute horror I cannot live I cannot die trapped in myself body my holding cell!
I absolutely love this song with all my heart. Not only do I love Metallica, I love One especially from Metallica. It wasn't how I found Metallica, it was just a song that stuck to me.V 388 Comments
Awesome lyrics with great music makes this song a perfect song
I used to hear it more than 20 times a day... such a beautiful song and this was the song that made me die hard fan of eagles
The music is so beautiful. The Guitars, the vocals and everything in the song is so beautiful. I first heard this song when I was around 6 years old and I can sing it. I live in Thailand but I can sing "Welcome to the Hotel California" when I was so young. That's why this song in the best song.
Hotel California from the Eagles is one of the best song ever! It's like a hymn where you can sing along and dance! It's just an incredible song which nearly everybody likes! One of the best!
Awesome lyrics...V 436 Comments
Great guitar solo, great lyrics, great song
One of the best Pink Floyd songs, I ve first heard of this song when I watched movie The Wall so as with the other songs on The Wall, "Comfortably Numb" tells a segment of the story about Pink, the album's protagonist. This song has to do with Pink's battle to handle the world. The lyrics feature interplay between a doctor treating Pink (verses, sung by Waters) and Pink's thoughts (chorus, sung by Gilmour).
Guilmour and Waters share credits for this song as the music was made by Guilmour and lyrics by Waters.
Best song to listen when you are high. The final three minutes of the song is just out of this world
When I heard it in the movie, it was the most awesome thing everV 305 Comments
Honestly almost any Beatles song could be on the list! But surely this one is classic.
Simply the greatest. No one can help but sing along to the na-na-na-na's of this absolute masterpiece.
There's something about it that sends chills down your spine and makes you want to sing along every time.
Timeless classic deserving of a much higher spotV 155 Comments
Genius intro and solo by SLASH
AWESOME vocals by AXL ROSE
Amazing work on rhythm by IZZY Stradlin
Badass awesome drummer Steven Adler
Cool bass by DUFF,...
SIMPLY AMAZING SONG
ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME,... G N'R ROCKS
This is my song to my oldest daughter. We danced to it at her sweet 16 - CrimsonLace
Are You Kidding me! That's Probably The Best Song in The History of Hard Rock! :O
It has everything a good rock song should have. An amazing riff, amazing lyrics, chorus and guitar solo.
No intro needed, one of the best guitar riffs.V 369 Comments
Why the hell isn't this in the top ten? This belongs among the ranks of stairway to heaven and bohemian rhapsody. - aman28
I agree that this belongs in the top ten, but not around Stairway To Heaven. I know what you're thinking, I'm saying Stairway To Heaven is 'too good' for this song. BUT STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN SUCKS! So this song doesn't belong anywhere near Stairway To Heaven, it belongs way above Stairway To Heaven. - mmarce445
Most complete song ever, so soft in verse, then the chorus roars out. Features the best solo ever.
This song is the essential nature of Metallica, begins with a slow beautiful melody and then it turns heavier as it progresses.
BEST SONG EVER! I want this song to play at my funeral - Nintendonix
Most beautiful song written by manV 38 Comments
well, if your tellin' that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the best at the same time u've listened to this song (at least)once, I'm sorry but that's just an opinion - on the other hand, if you say it without listening to this song, your missin' the very best point - so on both ends this is the greatest song of all time! - heaven
You don't get all that you will from this song with one listen! You need like 5. - Songsta41
Beatles is the greatest band and this is their(and "the") greatest song, period - I mean; come on?! Bohemian Rhapsody? Stairway to Heaven? Well, good choices but if you want a song so badly that has tempo changes and creates a musical orgasm - well listen to it without no waste of time! You won't regret it! :-) - dd369
This song is highly complex, using a simple acoustic guitar to a nightmarish orchestra. Also do not forget about the final E chord at the end, that thing lasted 40 seconds or so. The vocals are also much better than other Beatles song.
Leaves BoRap in the dust.V 144 Comments
Masterpiece of Metal and music in general. Great vocals, AMAZING solo and easily one of Metallica's best. Top ten in my oppinion.
How is one 4TH and this be 49TH!? Master of Puppets is easily the best Metallica song, and it is also the best song known to man. This song has the best riff ever. The little sissies out there who are voting for Baby by Justin beav- oops, I mean Bieber, you are probably too stupid to withstand the awesomeness of this song and the brilliance of it will blow your guts to Mars.
No one votes for Baby. It is almost at the bottom of the list. Master of Puppets is preceded by other legendary rock songs. - Alkadikce
A devilish song, its sure to please your rock lovers, not many are disappointed.
Master of Puppets I'm pulling your strings! I am just wondering... Where is my fave band? (A.K.A. The underrated group of three people... RUSH? )V 49 Comments
Along with Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and Judas Priest's "Painkiller"; HALLOWED BE THY NAME is the best metal song ever! It is stupid that a song with a great intro, a great solo, a great guitar in background, a great voice performance, a great drumming... IS IN THE 27TH PLACE! - rock2metal
This is not in the top 100? (was 119 when I wrote this)this is slow and melodic then a few minutes into the song it has a skull crushing solo that leaves me no doubt that herman lee, no matter how fast he is could never play with as much emotion and precision as adrian smith - cyraxbot
Well lucky for you, as it's now number 23 at the time I am posting this comment. So it's risen through the ranks quite a bit. - Thrash_or_Die
This song reminds me why I love music. The progression in the song is superb with an electric riff that you can't get out of your head after your first listen. The song is about a man facing his mortality and finding a renewed faith in God, it's a beautiful message that reminds me of my late grandma whenever I hear it. With high soaring, engaging vocals; a classic and unforgettable instrumental bridge and a hair-raising outro; this song is and will be on the top of my list for the rest of my life.
Yeaaheeeyeaahhheeyaeeehh haallowed be thy name yeaaheeeyeaahheeyeah hallowed be thy naammmeeeaahhV 124 Comments
This song takes you on a hallucinatory 3rd eye journey, like all these songs do. Part of it could be about a great beauty. Go on girl, take your chances. Picture her there, on her throne, haughty, naughty, and drunk on herself, as others are. How could she not? Surrounded by legions of so called friends and admirers. Now picture them there,10 or so odd, years later. Their throne, now a gutter, bloated, lying face down in it. Like so many before. No body will know, that you were a beauty, a sweet sweet beauty, but stone stone cold! And all your so called legions who cared, your blood is in their mouths. They had a front row seat, to the circus that was your life. But the crowds have dispersed, and the tent must come down. Till the next beautiful circus ( YOU) comes to town. Because you still have the devil to pay.. And dear God, NO you can never go home again. It wasn't really that great there, at home in the first place. Or you would have stayed there, in the first place. So now, How ...more
#1 on the rolling stones magazine's top 500 songs of all time... and here its just 29? Don't be foolish!
Lol, and you take Rolling Stone Magazines word for it? They thin Prince is one of the top ten best guitarists ever. And they were the people that said Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were the worst bands ever and should stop making music. - DownFall
a masterpiece. how is it possible for one man to write so many classic songs. genius is a well over used word these days, but dylan really is the real deal.
Refrence to "The Rolling stones" bandV 142 Comments
Can't say too much good stuff about this song, there is great guitar, totally playing this at my funeral, and this song is just great just genius great song Lynyrd Skynyrd.
It's the only song that can make the audience sway from east to west for 4 minutes and then fist pump north and south for the next 8!
Amazing song, especially the end!
I really love this list, it's got so many of my favourite songs on
The outro explains it.V 161 Comments
Great song. I love this, I love the awesome guitar solo, the piano, the lyrics, everything about it. - jwileson
BEST SONG EVER! "nothing lasts forever, even cold NOVEMBER RAIN! "
What the hell? This song should easily be in the first 20 at least... It's a LEGENDARY song!
Even riders on the storm not on the list! Damn surprising
It's a combination of bohemian rhapsody and stairway to heaven and the best ballad of Guns N' Roses - ronluna
It's a perfect song, the intro, the beat, the lyrics, the solo..V 174 Comments
I'm not much of a rap lover but no one can disagree that eminems lyrics are superior, not only within rap but in an overall perspective and it's shown through one of the greatest songs, if not the greatest of all time.
Not many hip-hop songs so I decided to vote for this because it's the first rap song I listened it and I liked it and that's why I am an Eminem fan.
Good lyrics which helped Eminem become success worldwide with this big hit.
Most people remember this song that started his success - savinhiphop4life
So what I he doesn't like rap this is best songs not best rap songs but still I think this is the best song ever - simpsondude
The sheer lyrical genius of this song deserves a spot in the top ten. The well renowned course in conjunction with the emotion that Eminem pours into every syllable, truly show the songs true genius.
Hey where is my boy l I l p u m p?V 715 Comments
Rivals Stairway to Heaven. It's too meaningful to not be in the top ten.
Even though founding member Syd Barrett left the band years earlier, his presence would remain, as "Wish You Were Here" and the later masterpiece, "The Wall, " were about Barrett in some capacity.
The whole song is dedicated to Syd Barrat when he left the band in 1976. It always brings good memories of the band. Bike, See Saw, Inter steller Overdrive, The Gnome Wow.
It's partially dedicated to him, yeah, but Barrett left the band in 1968. I think what you might be thinking of is when he made his surprise visit to the studio. - DiamondJoyride
The song has such a great message to to, and its one of the first songs that I've are from Pink Floyd.V 165 Comments
There is many reasons that makes me vote for this song. Logically, because it's my favorite song. I have listened to this song many times, and always I feel that it is a masterpiece. The combination of Chester's and Mike's voices is perfect. They know how to use characteristics of rock and rap, the timing of instrumental is very archietected, and it's lyrics is amazing. By the way, I think modern bands and songs are too disregarded, so I think that this is a way to deconstruct this mentality in Rock's World. - TheGodOfNewWorld
I like Linkin Park this is the greatest rock band of the world I think in the end would be number 1 but burn it down is better than in the end I am shocked burn it down is not in this list what the hell is crawling
My favorite song ever. Best Linkin Park song ever. Should be in the top 20. This is Linkin Park's signature song and send them into mainstream success. Due to this Hybrid Theory sold 30 mill. Best song of the new millenia and top 20 song ever. If you heard it, you know you love it, if you haven't you need to hear it. - yougnr1116
It's an awesome song one of my favourite song of Linkin Park.
Two words. Awesome and Song! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarriorV 233 Comments
definitely should be in the top ten, this song is so timeless it is not funny
The damn best song ever... I do not believe in genius... But this comes damn close to it. Inspiring... Up beat... Classic... And perfect. The only compliment you can give to a perfect song is... That it is perfect
"Billie Jean" is a song by the American recording artist Michael Jackson. It is the second single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). It was written and composed by Michael Jackson and produced by him and Quincy Jones. Originally disliked by Jones, the track was almost removed from the album after he and Jackson had disagreements regarding it. There are contradictory claims to what the song's lyrics refer to. One suggests that they are derived from a real-life experience, in which a female fan claimed that Jackson had fathered one of her twins. Jackson himself, however, stated that "Billie Jean" was based on groupies he had encountered. The song is well known for its distinctive bassline and Jackson's vocal hiccups. The song was mixed 91 times by audio engineer Bruce Swedien before it was finalized. - rex.jackson.904
This one is meh at best. - HoneyBadgersV 204 Comments
I wish this was among the top ten. I love this song so much.
'I've become to deaf, I can't vote this up'
Class!... Should have been included in the top 10 list!...
Its got the best music!
It is really addictive!
I've been hearing it every day for years! Simply the best..
This one deserves a place in the top 10V 143 Comments
This song should be included among the top five! Every time I hear this song, it's as if... I was taken back to the 80's where this song first aired and become a word of mouth to this date! Yah, other songs on the top list could have been great songs too, but nothing can compare for livin' on a prayer for me... This has been the banner song for the Bon Jovi band ever since... I can't believe other people have forgotten the fact that this song surely deserves a recognition...
GREATEST SONG FROM THE GREATEST BAND EVER...
Bon Jovi is the best singer ever! I love his music! Rock its point of Bon Jovi! Love
Cool song... Livin' on a prayer is really very good... Love it fantastic.. Good... Amazing, not boring
It rocks! It inspires! It's got good melody harmony rhythm and form! And ir showcases one of the greatest rock singers and generous philanthropists ever! Y'all been livin' on good prayers, Bon Jovi - Rock on, Philly PA bro'!V 192 Comments
RUSH IS THE MOST TALENTED BAND EVER, but not that popular compared to other supergroups. I mean, no one knows "Passage to Bangkok", Or "Finding My Way", and those are unbielivably good. Rush will always be the best band. 2112 is just to much of a story, not music. (still is very good though)
This is THE greatest song ever composed. By the THE greatest band ever formed on this humble Earth. Hands Down. Once everyone realizes this the world will be a better place.
Definitely the greatest masterpiece I've ever heard. This song changes literally a "thing" in your brain. The song's going up and down, smooth and hard, it's like a house that was built completely in a bizarre way : but it holds and it's awesome looking.
"and the meek shall inherit the Earth" - HoneyBadgersV 41 Comments
This is certainly the greatest song ever.
Not only because of its musical fascination, but also because of its meaning for the society we live in!
One of the all-time greats. It beats any other song hands down even rap.
This Song was one of the greatest songs ever it reached number 1 and stayed their for so long
The Rolling Stones I Can't Get
No Satisfaction: Literally Rock's greatest song and band.
This is one of the best songs I have ever listened to... makes me cry. this is the number one song ever for me!
best feminine voice in this world... truly an immortal song!
This songs is absolute trash I do not know what you are talking about - Tabor
Best song ever! Followed by Lithium (Evanescence)
and Welcome to the black parade (My Chemical Romance)
Eminem comes somewhere after that for me!
Another great song from Amy. Can't beat the pain that she pours out.
When I first saw it on the list, I first thought they were talking about...you all know that fanfiction...*shudder*...but this song is actually really good! Heartbreaking (this song was actually about the singer's sibling, who died unexpectedly), nice, and catchy, this is probably one of the best on the list.V 79 Comments
One of the greatest songs of all time, a true Michael Jackson classic.
Just can't believe that its on 84, should be at least in top 20. Great music with an awesome guitar by Van Halen. I don't understand why They Don't Care About Us is not in the list
The best bit of the song is just beat it because its one of the most intresting sounds to me and has a beautiful continious rhythem in it and that is why I like that song and Michael Jakson isn't the only guy who can make this song work what I like about it is he is a very smart and intelligent man and has written many other cool and sad songs and most of all he is a very smart man.
My favorite song by Michael JacksonV 54 Comments
It's THE Pink Floyd song.
NOT Comfortably Numb. Everything that would make Floyd famous with TDSOTM was done here, first. Many people think it's boring, but I will argue it's one of the few songs you can play millions of times and STILL find something new in it. I can't say that about one of the other songs on this entire list. Not one.
My only regret is it wasn't recorded with better sound. Hopefully the 2012 remaster will change that. I can't wait.
A long sound of The Pink Floyd experience. Not a song lingering on Syd, meddle was the album that really bridges disjointed Sydless floyd into the masterful legends we know it as now. Personally I have listened to all the songs on the list, things like this and even lower down the pixies are downgraded because people haven't heard it. Well, you don't need no thought control, but seriously- widen your music tastes.
Echoes widened my mind. Orgastic build up of tension- the crescendo's - lead to one of the best choral glissandos in its finale of all time. This song can be interpreted to mean many things and is authentic, meaningful listening. Personally, its about the creation of the world and constraints within the social world, where everyone has the same basic motivations but for some reason peace isn't achieved, as chaotic dysfunction occurs behind the tranquil roots of nature.
Okay. Now. I see that on this stupid list everyone has chosen their favourite song: MORONS! You have to choose the best song, not your favourite one!
Okay well; not to act great, but I got a pretty badass culture about music
I started with AC/DC and that s why they re my favourite band, but I recognize they don t make the bet music
Then I knew Pink Floyd: I d need days to say all what s to say about this amazing band, but I ll just tell everyone that they make the best music, and when you listen to certain songs you easily realise that
Here I say the same thing as Acdc: my favourite song by Pink Floyd is Comfortably Numb (which is still awesome and deserves surely the top 5 at least) for many reasons, but not for this I think it s the best song ever, it just gives me the best feelings
I know lots of bands and I listen to a lot of music, but if I must pick up a song I d choose Echoes
This goes ahead all the songs of all times of all artists of ...more
The only music that we can share to other universes as earth special song. Masterpiece.V 40 Comments
A song that touches the soul and makes you think about today's music in a different way.
It is a tribute to a musician who died in a plane crash who Don McLean had looked up to. It's not literally going against the music of today's era because how would Don know what today is like if he doesn't have a time machine? - STANCAKE
I agree this in my opinion was one of the best songs ever made it deserves to be at least in the top 10.
It's a classic song that deserves more attention.
Defines the moment in history when not only music but also American spirit began to fade.
The best song everV 113 Comments
This song gives me the chills every time I hear it and sing it on stage (I'm a singer). Amy Lee has such a powerful and haunting voice. This is what a rock song should sound like ; heavy guitar but yet, so much emotions and drama. It's a classic, I can't believe it is not in the 500 first yet!
This is not were this song should be. This song is the best song that I've ever heard. Amy Lee's voice is the best voice that I've ever heard. It's a beautiful love song.
Best song ever! Why is it at 69? It's better than all Linkin Park songs for sure, especially Numb... Not saying I don't like Linkin Park though!
This and My Immortal should be in the top 10. Amy is the best and powerful singer ever.. Has such a haunting voice!
Such a good song! It's funny though, because I haven't heard the song in years. It used to be my favorite song And then about three days ago, I was watching something with my friend and it had about.5 seconds of the song. I knew that I had heard it somewhere. Then, I come across this list and see this song. I knew the title, listened to the sample and immediately knew it. Can't believe that it's been so long since I heard it! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarriorV 48 Comments
Love It So So So So So So So So So So So Much - mneilan
I don't see why this is ranked so low. I guarantee that if you asked Americans if they have heard of this song, I bet at least 95 percent of them would say "yes". The reason why is because it is the best and most recognizable song in history. If you asked If they have heard of any of the other songs on this list you'd be lucky to get 75 percent of people knowing. This song and all other journey songs were written and sang from their hearts. It has such a powerful message no other song will ever come close to matching.
You have GOT to be kidding me. Don't stop believing is at 48! This is the greatest song of all time. It tells an amazing story of two random people from completely different backgrounds that meet against the odds and fall in love. The message is to never give up, which WAY to many people do these days. Whenever I am thinking about giving up at something, I think of this song and let it get stuck in my head until I force myself to decide otherwise. The toon is awesome, a way better training theme than the rocky soundtrack. It is a perfect blend of all styles of music. The instrumentals work in harmony with each other like a orchestra to create the amazing music. The message is overwhelmingly positive. Anything is possible. Humans can do anything we want. Just knowing that we can create this song can convince me of that. This is the Beethoven symphony of the 20th century for gods sake people. It should be way higher.
The voice and vocals of this song is probably the best existing. The song is so well written and sang. It’s astonishing!V 80 Comments
This one is one of my favorite songs (my favorite songs are written only by Queen). It is so beautiful and whenever I hear it, I'm full of joy and ECSTASY! I'm sure that most people know it and the first time I've heard it, it was in the radio but I didn't know who played it and then I was like 4 or 5 but I started to like it 7 years after I heard it in the radio that is 8 months ago. I love this osng, I is beautiful!
In my honest opinion, Don't Stop Me Now really shows how music should be with the great lyrics, great guitar solo, everything about this song just shows what music is all about. Most people will say that Bohemian Rhapsody is the best Queen song and best song of all time but I just don't agree. Freddie Mercury's vocals also just amaze me as this wonder makes you just want to sing along to it and jam out to it giving a vibes of happiness. When I first listened to this song I was so exited as I finally found that one song that will always bring me joy.
God, I love this song. The thing that makes this song go from great to amazing in my opinion is Freddy Mercury's pure enthusiasm while singing. I challenge you to find anybody with half the amount of excitement and enthusiasm that Freddy Mercury has for what he does. Other than that, the lyrics are great and the instrumentals are amazing. The guitar solo is amazing and that piano just makes me want to get up and sing along.
Favourite song everV 24 Comments
simply the sweetest and best song ever
Most beautiful song ever written, period. Everything there is to love about the Beatles is captured in this song!
This is not the greatest song of all time. It's not even the best Beatles song (A Day in the Life comes to mind). It is, however, vastly superior to every song above it, most of which are merely good, and a few of which are absolutely terrible.
Yo yeet let it beV 51 Comments
A super song about the troubles and strife of everyday life, capturing perfectly the teenage rebellious-ness.
Really an epic song, and learning all 9 minutes of the lyrics isn't much of a feat, because its so catchy you end up singing it
this song is beyond words. Its perfect. If you don't like it. You probably don't understand it. its the modern bohemian rhapsody. just punky. my favourite song of all time. and to all who think this music is crap. I saw comfortably numb and I knew I would vote it. its beyond feelings. but I know this band have out more into this song than any other song I've ever heard.
Dark, poetic, emotional lyrics.
A revolution to today's rock music.
One of the greatest songs ever written, in my opinion.
Creative music video to match, directed by the talented Sam Bayer.
Truly an anthem for this generation of teenagers and troubled youth. A comment on society.
Yes! I'm really happy that this song is finally getting some love. It's probably the most poetic song ever written. I don't like the album version that much though because it sounds rawer live.V 115 Comments
THis is one of the most beautiful songs of all time easily top 3 material
Absolutely beautiful. Cohen's lyrics are perfect and Buckley has the voice of an angel. It's musical perfection.
There are a lot of great songs on this list, many of which I absolutely adore (One - Metallica, Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen, Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin) but I really can't think of one more deserved to be in the top ten than this masterpiece which will forever immortalize Jeff Buckley, may he rest in peace.
Cohen wrote it but Buckley made it something truly holy.
Best song ever no questions asked! it gives me tingles inside every time I listen to it...
WHY SO LOW love this song it's a classic harmonically simple but lyrically and dynamics it’s amazing check out Jacob colliers versionV 75 Comments
Not even in the top 100, whats the matter with you people, this is the best song ever made by anyone, let alone Linkin Park. - lukestheman4
How can any song be better than this one? It's the greatest song ever.
You should see the Egocity Chap version of this
(ec-breakig the habit) - sagat2010
good song - KimNoelV 5 Comments
Take one pure musical genius, give him six months time and way too many drugs, and you get the most amazing song ever to feature a theremin.
Never has a song said so much in such a small space of time
Its awesome! That song is revolutionary!
Should be number two! By Christ's Sake! The Beach Boys are so underrated this days it's incredible. Let me put it this way: The Beach Boys are better than most of the greatest bands of all time. They are at the same level with the Beatles.V 31 Comments
Definitely should among top 20 songs of all time, unmatchable lyrics and of course Pink Floyds music
The best Pink Floyd song, tied up with Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Echoes. - malamJONES
Old classic that is a lot better than all the American junk that litter's the top 20 of which I consider to be a cat's course.
powerfulV 31 Comments
Why isn't this number 1?
THIS IS THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME!
You should listen bohemian rhapsody dude, your music knowledge was so low - InsaneRockfan
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! A TOP TEN SONG IS SITTING AT #103! BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS, IN THE END (by Linkin Park), and Enter Sandman (by Metallica) deserve higher spots!
Probably not better than wonderwall... But I don't think it deserves to be below in the end.
Green day sucks should be last of all timeV 53 Comments
deserves to be number 1 stinks that it isn't though best part is when steven screams DREAM ON
This song should be 2nd behind stairway to heaven. its such a great song. simply the best
This is definitely one of the greatest songs ever. Green Day is good, but the jesus of suburbia and homecoming made me think they got the idea of bohemian rhapsody. But dream on is one of my favorite songs of all time - pauler94
Gives me chills, very depressing but a great songV 64 Comments
Chop suey it's maybe the greatest creation of System Of A Down..
And one of the greatest music creations ever!
Greatest musical song with sad and hateful lyrics. - moose4life19
Honestley this song should be up near the top. Just check out some of the band's other songs you won't be dissapointed. - SystemFTW
I DON’T THINK YOU TRUST...IN...MY...SELF-RIGHTEOUS SUICIDE...I...CRY...WHEN ANGELS DESERVE TO DIIIEEE!
I’m a S.O.A.D fan, and yes, this is a great song. But it is very overrated. I like Toxicity, Sugar, Aerials and Chop Suey the best, but a lot of other good songs are hardly paid attention to. Very deep, meaningful lyrics.
An absolutely hectic song hailing Pink Floyd original head member, Syd Barrett, who mentally went sick and had to be taken away. The entire song, at 20-something minutes, is numbing, whimsical, an horrifying. As if Van Gogh was putting Starry Starry Night into words.
This comment is one of the best thing, I have came across on internet today.
Best song from Pink Floyd. Then whish you were here, dogs, etc. Best song of all time. Richard Wrights dreaming synth. Sound, David Gilmour fantastic guitar layers. Instrumental first 8 minutes is a highlight in modern music. The first 3 minutes is like awaking in the dessert. The last beautiful section...This song of almost half an hour has iT all. Must Be at number 1, then maybe stairway to heaven. This song is heaven on itself. Not just the stairway to iT. And for someone (syd barret) who already is in heaven. Hè listens to iT and is overwhelmed with pride, I'm sure.
A true masterpiece. Deserves a place in the top 20 at least. The entire band gave it their all. Especially David Gilmour.
Best song ever, longest intro ever. It’s overwhelming.V 22 Comments
If Stan is in the top 50.. Lose Yourself should be in the top 25 at least!
Stan is a good alternative for a HipHop single, but the single Lose Yourself, is way more better, even better then 2Pac's Changes, I don't get this.. Cause this isn't right.
This is one of the best songs of all time. I don't even like rap that much, but Eminem is one of those artists where you can hate rap and still love nearly everything he does. He's that good. This is his masterpiece.
All eminem songs should be here laugh out loud...
Well not all but stan in top 20, the way I am in top 1
Rock bottom... If you don't like rap then this is it. Just meaningful not superfast.
Sad story - JazzyJulieV 73 Comments
It is clearly, Radiohead's best song since they started their musical career. Unlike most songs produced during their OK Computer-era, there weren't many songs that explored the idea behind the human mind. The way Paranoid Android was sung, contrasts several human emotions showing the highs and lows of the human life, to which demonstrates the idea of transitioning from specific music styles to another. This transition, along with Thom Yorke's vocals, shows the highs and lows of the human mind. It is clear that in Paranoid Android, they show that at one part of the song they are having the best days of their lives, however as the song progresses, they soon explore the idea of fear and anger in the bridge, and they slowly transcend to the lowest point of the human mind, mostly known as depression. As Yorke's vocal lasts longer after each word, it adds weight to the intended emotion of depression.
Hard to pick a best Radiohead song but this has to get my vote. That said, best Radiohead song should be top ten at least. The are one of the most influential bands in modern music. There are some really good bands out today that are merely radiohead(esque).
55?! Are you effing kidding me?! This is an EPIC song! And a song from 30 seconds to mars is higher than this?! Crappy list... Paranoid Android is a landmark song and is a CLASSIC, deserves at least a top 20.
Probably the best song I've ever heard.V 87 Comments
Michael Jackson's best song. This should be way up there on this list.
This is Michael Jackson's best song. It holds the world record for most sold albums and it is very catchy AND captivating
MJ should be #1 with thriller
epicV 72 Comments
The music and the lyrics are simpatico; together they threaten and thrill you. Even if you can't hear the words the music makes you feel like you are in the jungle and can't get out. - mgenet
seriously people older bands should have all say over any of these (fad bands) a good song like this stood the test of time... and slash is awesome but seriously if you don't think songs like this should be top 10 like wheres ACDC seriously you people do not know what music was really an influence on rock/music itself :-) I speak for all those rock fans who can't
I don't consider this an older band at all, but whatever. I do love this band. - Feirceraven
This song is the greatest song in the world because it explains the things people went through during that period. That's why this song should be 1st. - Slasher
CHILDHOOD - JazzyJulieV 30 Comments
I have studied most of the songs on this list. I sit and make notes hundreds of them. This song has over 140 tracks in it that's different guitars/vocals/drummers/speaking/bells/chimes whatever they have it! It is the most interesting whole song. Bohemian Rhapsody is incredible yes but it's bitty it's good that way but as a whole song this is better. It's beautiful and amazing! I question how the likes of smells like teen spirit is above it it's a good song I admit but it's so repetitive which is a shame because I like it. Aside from Grohl's drumming it's just the same. Which is a pity. Clearly this song is amazing.
Sure... You sit around all day and make notes about a dumb list on the internet. Makes a lot of sense, dude. - torinn818
It is a classic from My Chemical Romance and is one of the bests songs I have ever heard!?
I vote for This Song because It is very well rounded and it deserves a higher place on this list. Above Abba, Above Guns N' Roses for sure..
I could never choose a song to be the greatest ever. There are too many factors. Lyrics, Depth, Beauty, Bad-Assery, Musicianship, Prowess, Originality, Vocals, Difficulty, Accuracy, Uniqueness, Emotion), Revolutionality... The List Goes on and on.
To put Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit in the same competition with Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah is absolutely ludicrous. You can't make John Lennon and Queen fight each other for a better position. Comparing Tupac and Metallica is like trying to compare apples and Refrigerators. They are just graded on different things.
The Bottom Line is that the best song of all time is whichever song YOU like the most.
People like songs that capture the essence of life, this song is about someone passing on to another life to join everyone before them. I can’t listen without crying.V 169 Comments
The most emotive, hard hitting screamer! Deserves a place as a representative of it's genre!
This is one of the best songs from Linkin Park I also love Lying from you and Faint
This song is the best.
It's true & everyone can relate to it.
CRAAAWLING IIIN MY CRAAWL
THESE CRAWLS THEY WIIIL NOT CRAAAWL - Atham
Personally I think that the Beatles were the best band to ever be, and more of their sons should be on this list. This song is awesome and has so much meaning in it. I am glad that it is on this list, but I think it should at least be in the top 20.
Should be way higher! Also I can't understand how there's only one single Beatles song in the top 100! - elin_m
my fave song ever=) love this and not everyone could understand what is it about but it makes me feel better
This a masterpiece that never gets old for me. The engineering on this song is phenomenal!V 37 Comments
Chuck Berry is one of the founders of today's rock n roll. Bands like the Beatles and others based themselves on his songs. This is Chuck Berry's most popular song by far.
"Go... Go, Johnny Go, Go... Go, Johnny Go... "
Chuck is the master.
This is one of the best songs in history it is number 1
This is true rock n rollV 47 Comments
This Song is very very nicae song.
Because this Song has meaningful lyric
" Would She hear me, If I called her name
Would she hold me, if she knew my shame"
Greatest song ever written in my opinion, deserves to be in the top 50.
"Your tears don't fall, they crash around me"
Should be in top 10!
Keep rocking Bullet For My Valentine!
Love you all!
You guys are awesome!
I don't know anything by this bandV 16 Comments
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