Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 3

41 A Quick One, While He's Away - The Who

Awesome song! - AboutABoy

Supised by how bad this list is to see this on here. Great song I love it.

Love it! - MontyPython

42 Baba O'Riley - The Who

Talk about the greatest opening ever, then the power chords come in and it's musical bliss. How is Eminem and Taio Cruz ahead of this?

One of the greatest songs ever created an absolute masterpiece!!!!

Umm really? Lower than uptown funk and happy? I love those songs but I was expecting this to be in the top 20 even though in my opinion it should be number 1

Amazing

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43 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

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

This isn't around the Top 10 how?

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44 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Pure genius... Check it out on YouTube and I guarantee that you'll vote for it

What an iconic Hendrix tune. 181st place? How is this even possible? Jimi does this masterpiece tune to perfection.

Truly everyone wished Jimi could have changed his poor life choices. If he did, we could still be hearing this song be performed to this day! Jimi would be 71, but who knows? Rolling Stones and Beach Boys still tour which is amazing. I think he could still be performing if he were alive.

Do my eyes deceive me or is this seriously below some crappy Linkin Park & My Chemical Romance songs? Ridiculous pre-pubescent teens pretty much run this site at this point. Easily, easily one of the greatest songs ever made. Having this in the 54. spot is an insult to music. - mswainyy

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45 Fade to Black - Metallica

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

This Is awesome. Epic ballad, dark lyrics and guitar solo make this Real. - Disturbedpotato

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46 Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

This song is so beautiful to my ears and soul. I can't help, but to sing it and the simplicity; yet hidden meanings and phrases are just to fantastic! Gawd I love R.E. M! They are true geniuses who have tapped into something that very few ever do. The melody is just enchanting. I wish them the best always!

Amazing song. Some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking lyrics ever written. Should be ranked much higher.

I love this song. We can all associate this song with ourselves at some point in our lives. This is like heaven to me! R. E. M is a true artist.

This song is very good. I think it's arguably REM's best, but that's a bold statement I realize. I had been a REM fan for quite some time when "Losing my Religion" hit, and although I thought I thought I had heard their best, this song blindsided me. Truly brilliant. Disturbing and sad, it evokes emotions I didn't know I had before it. Thank you REM - Ned964

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47 Light My Fire - The Doors

The soundtrack to "The Summer of Love" in 1967 was this iconic 7 minutes of musical genius by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore

A great song, but by a grossly overrated band, in my humble opinion... Easily their best, but I just don't get a lot of their other stuff. Maybe I just missed out on that whole vibe, because as much as friends have tried to enlighten me to the Lizard King, I don't even feel he's the most talented guy in the band. - Ned964

Great song by one of the greatest bands of all time!

This song is the single greatest psychedelic rock song, ever.

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48 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

The greatest rock song ever created

Those haunting backing vocals still make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Great intro, great song. Sometimes you do your best work under the gun, and I think this song is proof of exactly that. It was recorded and proofed in 1 day/night. The back up vocalist was woken up and asked to come the studio at 7 or 8 months pregnant w/o any prior knowledge of the Stones interest, and after first refusing, she caved in and went to the studio. She did all her back up vocals in 1 take. Simply amazing. One of the best rock songs of all time. I'm so thankful that it all came together just like it did - Ned964

It's recognized as one of the best Rolling Stones songs ever, so how can it not be at least in the top 20? The riffs and Merry Clayton's backup vocals are absolutely out of this world.

The rhythm and lead guitars mix perfectly leaving just enough room for Mick Jaggers voice to tear through

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49 Fix You - Coldplay

Its really very shameful for Coldplay lovers that there is not even a single song of Coldplay in top 100. All of you don't know the true meaning of song. Coldplay is best...

I just like the way this song makes me feel and reminds me a girl that I really love, I really do...

Amazing
Really really brilliant song
Its really stupid that Coldplay doesn't have anything in top 100

In this world, people love to hear trashy songs and too much loud song,i.e,heavy metals. Well they should understand that they will lose their hearing ability. But why people love them remains a mystery. Well its understandable that these artists want to sing their heart out but at least they should understand that to spread a message people don't need to shout like they are in hell! Listen to Coldplay and it will become clear! Disappointed that no one listens to such a meaningful and beautiful song! But to a good song doesn't require popularity or awards, because even if it doesn't receive these things it will still remain as good! Coldplay all the way! 👍👍👍👍

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50 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

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

This is my second favorite System Of A Down song (1st is Toxicity) - GrapeJuiceK

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51 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

I listen to this song every day
best song ever written
thank you Dave

This is my favorite song in the world. And I listen to music at least 3 hours a day. - ssork2424

Megadeth rules! This song is so much better than any of the songs on this list.

Great song. Best than Metallica!

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52 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

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"

Awesome song!
Should be in top 10!
They rock!
They Metal!
Keep rocking Bullet For My Valentine!
Love you all!
You guys are awesome!

This sucks - christangrant

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53 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Worst song ever worst song ever

People have to stop voting for songs they like at the time. This is a list of songs which stand the test of time and then some. - Songsta41

This song isn't really that bad, but let's consider that the lyrics were not well thought of. But anyway, it's still really catchy and isn't much of a disgrace.

This song is bad why is this even on this list

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54 Stan - Eminem

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.
- mikayelmkrtchyan

This & Lose Yourself are awesome.

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55 Yesterday - The Beatles

I am such a fan of the Beatles and I think that this is one of their best songs! This song has been in so many movies and referenced to all the time! Anyone who listens to music knows and loves this song! Why would anyone put it ad number 84 on a list of best songs? This is a question we all need to consider! I'm way younger than you would expect but I don't like most of the new pop junk and I love the Beatles so don't spit on some of their best work!

This song was listed 73 when I voted? Is everyone nuts? Rock you like a hurricane was in the top 20!?!?
Grow up!

This song is the third or fourth most profitable songs ever... Just after "Happy Birthday" and "White Chrismas"... And this is because is the most covered song in history, recorded by almost 4, 000 artists. Appealing to facts, this song does not have a real challanger of its own size. It's a monster; one of the most sublime pop/folk written ever.

Very meaningful, poignant, sincere... and beautiful!

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56 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

This song is amazing I just can't stop playing it, A great music made by a great band.

The fact that this is currently below a nickelback song makes me really sad for the voters on here. I mean, I don't think it deserves top 20 with so many good songs out there but below nickelback? Really?

This song is so fun to listen to! I listen to it all the time!

I love it

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57 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

Two of the greatest guitarists ever (Clapton and Duane Allman) team up to deliver a true gem. The guitar work by Duane at the end of the song is AMAZING! - mdp1970

This is another song that is disregarded by to many of you all in here who the heck taught you all to understand real music? This is a true classic as written below I can say more than is written already this was a top 20 song period.

It's actually 2 of Rock's greatest songs put together. It starts with perhaps one of the most familiar guitar riffs in Rock history. Then at 3:10 into the song, it breaks down into one of the genre's most beautiful melodies. A classic.

CLAPTON IS GOD

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58 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Plant's vocals are spectacular and the riff is perfect. If any Led Zep epic deserves to kill the other songs on this list, it is not Stairway to Heaven. It's this. Listen to the lyrics; they're brilliant in this 8 1/2 minute orgasm to the ear.

I agree this song is by far their best. Songs come and go but Kashmir stays with you forever and continues to move you in new ways. This is my number one song of all time.

Awesome, emotional, once it is under your skin it will stay with you for the rest of your life. That is the yardstick here!

Truly one of the most beautiful songs ever very very sad to see it such below. One of the finest work of led Zeppelin.

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59 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

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.

Should be in the top 100. This song makes someone feel really good and happy. Just feeling free. Not to mention that Freddie's vocals make this song seem driving and happy and easy.

Science has proven that this is the "happiest song of all time."

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60 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Far better than most of the songs ranked higher. - pharaoh45

One of there best songs and should be number one on this whole list! And I also love that they have 4 songs on the list because Anthony Flea John and Chad are that sick(even though John wasn't there for that song)

Greatest Song EVER! FACT. Sometimes I feel like I don't have partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend. Is the city I live in the city of angel lonely as I am together we cry... I drive on the streets because shes ma companion, I walk through the hills because she knows who I am. She sees my good deeds and she kisses the windy well I never worry now that is a lie... I don't ever wanna fel like I did that daay, take me to the place I love, take me all the way, I don't ever wanna fel like I did that daay, take me to the place I love, take me all the way! BEAUTIFUL!

Great song by one of my favorite bands. Great breaks/tempo changes. And of course Anthony's vocals, the Flea's bass and that incredible lead guitar riff. Not my favorite RHCP tune, but I'm not bitchin. - Ned964

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