Best Songs of All Time
The Contenders: Page 20
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.
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 madeV 1 Comment
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.
Classic High Energy, needs to be way higher!
This song started Heavy Metal...Still Great today!
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!V 2 Comments
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!V 63 Comments
This Song Should Be Much Much higher
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?
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.
This song has a great beat. Obviously my favorite song ever! - mmtennis07
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.
So emotional. Reflects emotion perfectly.
This song is the best around the world
Top 10 of the 90's... 473 on the best songs? - mr_crossover27
This should be NUMBER ONE!
Needs to be higher.
Millions have tried to play this song, to no avail. Its simple, YOU CAN NEVER COPY Jimi Hendrix.
Oh my... Really 501... Deserves way better than that.
I hear this all the time. This is a really great song.
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