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.
Best song of all time with no doubts, it's so creative and has such powerful lyrics. And also has the greatest opening to a song in history. - PeeledBananaV 1108 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.
Greatest song ever hands down!V 951 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.
Well Kinda happy with this list and contains all masterpieces ( Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway to Heaven, Imagine, Smells like teen spirit...) - InZamousV 617 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...
If you were a real fan then you wouldn't actually like this song - GreenRyan
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.
Lets get this to number 1V 507 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!
Can we PLEASE get this to #4!?! - EliHbkV 368 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
My friend said thrash is trash. That isn't true at all. Thrash is the best type of metal! - Powerfultekin
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!
Best bass of all timeV 325 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.
This song is a sweet love o'mineV 327 Comments
Honestly almost any Beatles song could be on the list! But surely this one is classic.
There's something about it that sends chills down your spine and makes you want to sing along every time.
Simply the greatest. No one can help but sing along to the na-na-na-na's of this absolute masterpiece.
This song is so good. I would be disappointed if it wasnt on the listV 98 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
Easily one of Pink Floyd's best songs, and since they're easily one of the best bands ever, it's gotta be up here, right?V 251 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.
It's okayV 119 Comments
ALL RIGHT WHO DARES PUT THIS ON THE LIST!?!
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.
How is this at number 11? Bump this up pleaseV 92 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 Best Of The Best!V 134 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.
Let's get this to the top 10; my favorite song everV 90 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
I hate to do this but I voted for this it's the most bad song of all times🖕🏻V 141 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.
It's hard to pick one song to be the best, and it's all a matter of opinion, but Hallowed Be Thy Name is at least amongst the best. It deserves at least top ten, along with Comfortably Numb, Hotel California, Bohemian Rhapsody, American Pie, Hallelujah, Sounds of Silence, Sweet Dreams, One (or Master of Puppets), and (just for being a classic) Highway to He'll.V 94 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.
Its such an intimate song in its context, yet is near universally comprehensible with its emotionally aching lyrics and instrumentals that anyone can understand and relate to its message. The loss of one you once loved and respected can be devastating, and there are times when you just want to cry out and, for lack of a better term, "wish they were there".
This song understands the importance/impact of the visceral and all too human feelings of grief, loss and sadness, something any conscience being can relate to.
For that (at least from my viewpoint), I feel it is the greatest song ever written.
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.
WOW. I CANNOT BELIEVE ONE OF MY FAVORITES MADE IT TO NUMBER 17! THAT'S INSANE. I LOVE THIS SONG!V 73 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
BrilliantV 34 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!
How is this not too 10V 18 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!
This Song was one of the greatest songs ever it reached number 1 and stayed their for so long
One of the all-time greats. It beats any other song hands down even rap.
Why isn't this higher?V 35 Comments
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