Best Songs of All Time

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381 Stand by Me - Ben E. King Stand by Me - Ben E. King

It breaks my heart that this song isn't already on the list. If you haven't heard this song, give it a listen, it'll make you remember good times. I first heard this song in the movie Stand by Me based on the Stephen King novella The Body, and this song fits into that late 50's early 60's movie perfectly. Ben E. King's voice is so incredible, and no matter how many times this song is covered by various peoples like John Lennon, Ben E. King's will always stand at number 1 for me.

This song should definitely be ranked higher than this. This is a great song. An emotional one that people should recognize I think. - Feirceraven

I can't not listen to this song and smile and sing along, definitely a great classic!

Breaks my heart that this song wasn't higher on the list.

382 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Next to "Hey Jude", this song is the closest any band has come to creating the perfect song.

Yes! This is my favorite song of all time! It's so beaautiful, between the unique instrument sounds and vocal harmonies it's a perfect song

This song and Good Vibrations one of the greatest songs ever made

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383 All the Same - Sick Puppies All the Same - Sick Puppies

I've looked through the first five hundred results, and I did not see this song. Put simply, this is one of, if not the greatest song I have ever had the pleasure of hearing.

A Great song, lyrically, musically, just beautiful.

384 Highway Star - Deep Purple Highway Star - Deep Purple

Classic High Energy, needs to be way higher!

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

385 Pain - Three Days Grace Pain - Three Days Grace

I agree a very good song that sure beats a heck of a lot of the music on this list... Just wish people had a good taste in music these days

this is a really good meaningful rock song. its so great to listen to.

This song is so much better than almost all of the songs before it... Sad that nobody knows good music anymore

Really? 481? Why so low? It is so sad that music like this is so under appreciated!

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386 Art of Life - X Japan

It's not just a song, it's a rock symphony. After X Japan, bands they are often compared to sound hollow and meaningless to me. X Japan's music is filled with emotion and has a classical edge to the composition that leaves me dumbstruck listening to the guitars, drums, orchestra, and piano weaving around each other. And Art of Life is the masterpiece. The fact that it's 30 minutes isn't important, it's that there isn't a thing in those 30 minutes that doesn't work perfectly. It expresses the heaven and hell of living. And the piano solo is like being reborn. Please do NOT listen to this song lightly. It demands your best sound system and all your attention.

AWESOME. Really worth the 30 minutes. Epic song, epic lyric, everything it's just perfect.

All the songs of the list are great songs, each of them has this human feeling a great song must have, but Art of Life isn't only a song, it's a fight from death to life, it gives to listen the way to resist to shadows and to come back to light.

OH. MY. GOD! Should definitely be higher on the list. Worth 30 minutes of your life. That eight-min piano solo by Yoshiki is just pure masterpiece, I dislike long songs but this is an exception. WE ARE X!

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387 For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC

Cannon Fire
Crazy Solo
Awesome Drums
This Song Should Be Much Much higher
- rocker1796

There's no describing the feeling you get from 3:30mins onwards... it's just mind blowing...

A real rock anthem from the best rock band there was.

Why the hell is this song way down here. Why has it been ranked after all of Adele's crappy music?

388 Time is Running Out - Muse Time is Running Out - Muse

come on, guys. who doesn't like this song? Everything about muse is amazing, and they deserve to be at least better than some other bands on here, like frank sinatra, or ARE kelly.
- darkmatterbanana

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389 You're Not Alone - Saosin You're Not Alone - Saosin
390 Rumors - Lindsay Lohan Rumors - Lindsay Lohan
391 Kids - MGMT Kids - MGMT

This song has a great beat. Obviously my favorite song ever! - mmtennis07

392 Dust in the Wind - Kansas Dust in the Wind - Kansas

What the hell! Can somebody please explain to me how this is so low, when this is easily in my top five of best songs of all time?

I'm surprised no one commented on a Kansas song! Kansas rocks!

Should be top 50.

aaa

393 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

So emotional. Reflects emotion perfectly.

This song is the best around the world

394 The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater The Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater
395 Basket Case - Green Day Basket Case - Green Day

Top 10 of the 90's... 473 on the best songs? - mr_crossover27

This should be NUMBER ONE!

Needs to be higher.

396 Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix

Millions have tried to play this song, to no avail. Its simple, YOU CAN NEVER COPY Jimi Hendrix.

Badass

397 Headstrong - Trapt Headstrong - Trapt

Oh my... Really 501... Deserves way better than that.

398 Overdose - AC/DC
399 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

I hear this all the time. This is a really great song.

400 Rock Your Baby - George McCrae Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
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