Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 12

221 Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
222 SOS - Rihanna SOS - Rihanna V 3 Comments
223 Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

This is the legit best song ever

What the hell!? No one suggested it. Its one of the best songs by SHM... This should be in the top 20!

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224 King of Kings - Motorhead

Behold the King
The King of Kings
On your knees dog
All hail

Bow down to the
Bow down to the King
Bow down to the
Bow down to the King

The King grinned red
As he walked from the place
Where the traitor lost both his name and his face
Through the halls and the corridors
Stinging in blood
He tasted his grin and it tasted good
The King took his head
Left him broken and dead - htoutlaws2012

225 The Way I Am - Eminem The Way I Am - Eminem

Another Eminem song. But the best thing about this list is that till now there is no Justin Bieber's song.

226 Cult of Personality - Living Colour Cult of Personality - Living Colour

I know your anger I know your dreams I'm the cult of personality!

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227 We Are All Made of Stars - Moby We Are All Made of Stars - Moby

Love Moby-but 'Natural Blues' should be higher than this

This deserves to be a lot higher. Why? See my remix. - PositronWildhawk

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228 Just Breathe - Pearl Jam Just Breathe - Pearl Jam

This is a fantastic feel-good song. - Songsta41

229 Wake Me Up - Avicii Wake Me Up - Avicii

This is absolutely unfair to AVICII!


Avicii's best. He knows how to sing, and he sings this song phenominally well.

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230 Changed My Mind - E-Dubble Changed My Mind - E-Dubble
231 Monster - Imagine Dragons Monster - Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragon is relatable and really knows how to make a good beat.

Why are there so many Imagine Dragons songs on this list? They aren't that great. - Imreallyboredrightnow

I'm only a man with a candle to guide me,
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me.
A monster, a monster,
I've turned into a monster,
A monster, a monster,
And it keeps getting stronger. - htoutlaws2012

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232 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest

This is one of the best songs of all time and the best metal song in my opinion

Why is this at 982?

this should be in the top 100

A metal masterpiece, I don't get why this is at 1000

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233 We are the World - U.S.A. for Africa We are the World - U.S.A. for Africa

It is difficult to choose the best song in Michael Jackson's legacy. All his songs are unique and breathtaking. The hymn "We Are the World" definitely deserves our recognition.

This should be also in the list because of the lyrics that can touch any heart of all mankind. And it got a revival version where many of the popular artist this time has do it for the people who needs help.

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234 Awake and Alive - Skillet Awake and Alive - Skillet

Skillet the best Christian rock band

Come on guys, it's Skillet! For crying out loud, vote Vote VOTE!

Once of the first songs apart from Hero that Skillet got Jen Ledger signing in. Her and Jon Coopers voice work so well together. Also the song itself cannot be faulted.

Sorry I only listing to the alternative version of the band which is called frying pan

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235 I Am the Walrus - The Beatles I Am the Walrus - The Beatles

Best song about everything that doesn't make sense

this is a fantastic song,

semilina custard.... dripping from a dead dogs eye - and it does make sense - we did lyrical analysis a few years ago at school on it

This may be my favorite beatles song. I used to hate it because it's so weird, but now that I'm more into music, I can appreciate it. It's a great song.

If you think this song stinks,you need a Head-Shirker

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236 Highway Star - Deep Purple Highway Star - Deep Purple

Classic High Energy, needs to be way higher!

This song started Heavy Metal...Still Great today!

237 Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

This song is one of the best if not the best classic songs. Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Forever a classic!

Great Song sung by many people! I especially like Is version

Yes. Super classic and beautiful

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238 Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie

Bowie is one of the absolute best. The whole Scary Monsters album was fantastic.

The highest song by David at 302. THERE'S NO JUSTICE!

Not the Best David Bowie song. But still great.

So good even a T.V. show was made after it. If you haven't seen this show then watch it.

239 Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

This song made me cry 4 times. It reminds me of my mom that passed. I would put this as number 1 for sure!

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240 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

333, really? Seeing that Michael Jackson, Beatles and G&R (who are undoubtedly great artists, but honestly, there are not gods or something) all have around 10 songs in the top 100 while one of the greatest and most influential metal bands of all time has their first song at 333 is just sad. While BTROD is not their best song, it's just beautiful. It has both chilling and hard sections and a godly guitar solo. No hate against the other artists, but this should at least be 50.

This song should be near stairway to heaven it's just as epic

Not one of my favorite priest songs but it was the first I found on the list an its at 316 that's rediculousy low even for just this song it's got a good solo 2 good one in fact and great lyrics

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