Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 3

41 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

Personally I think that the Beatles were the best band to ever be, and more of their sons should be on this list. This song is awesome and has so much meaning in it. I am glad that it is on this list, but I think it should at least be in the top 20.

Should be way higher! Also I can't understand how there's only one single Beatles song in the top 100! - elin_m

my fave song ever=) love this and not everyone could understand what is it about but it makes me feel better

I don't like strawberries

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42 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses 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

I love this song. I hear it a lot which some times get annoying. But still pretty good song

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43 Losing My Religion - R.E.M. 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.

Well I'm atheist

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44 Chop Suey! - System of a Down 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

Second most underrated band after Aerosmith...

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45 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

This song gives me the chills every time I hear it and sing it on stage (I'm a singer). Amy Lee has such a powerful and haunting voice. This is what a rock song should sound like ; heavy guitar but yet, so much emotions and drama. It's a classic, I can't believe it is not in the 500 first yet!

This is not were this song should be. This song is the best song that I've ever heard. Amy Lee's voice is the best voice that I've ever heard. It's a beautiful love song.

Best song ever! Why is it at 69? It's better than all Linkin Park songs for sure, especially Numb... Not saying I don't like Linkin Park though!
This and My Immortal should be in the top 10. Amy is the best and powerful singer ever.. Has such a haunting voice!

Most idiotic post ever. Linkin Park is far better than this crappy band which has a vocal that screams and sings like a whiny girl I wonder why...

"WAKE ME UP INSIDE! " The perfect song to blast your speakers when you wake up. - KianaLexi

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

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

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47 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

BEAUTIFULLY sung. Most (the majority of these songs should not be on any top list). How can this song be rated this low is beyond my comprehension. Just goes to show you, different strokes for different folks.

Whitney is awesome, but lets also give kudos to the songwriter, and that is Dolly Parton!

This song should top ten at least! You can go anywhere in the world and people will know this song and know it word for word. It is truly timeless, could have been released yesterday and still have been a hit.

No you won't

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48 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash

As much as I love NIN, this is so much better. Great Johnny Cash!

Johnny Cash performed the song so well that Trent Reznor said "That's Not My Song anymore"

awesome lyrics by trent and video is the best except maybe jeremy - dlknight

Ring of fire should be on this list too

I FELL INTO THE BURNING RING OF FIRE
I FELL DOWN DOWN DOWN, AND THE FLAMES WENT HIGHER
AND IT BURNS BURNS BURNS, THE RING OF FIRE

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49 Back In Black - AC/DC Back In Black - AC/DC

AC/DC's comeback after Scott's death, and a bloody awesome song. Gives you goosebumps...

Back In Black should definitely be top ten. What other bands have lost one of the best singers in history, then come back better than ever? At least there isn't too much pop crap above AC/DC.

So aparently more people like Arrab Kaman by Tamer Hosney than Back in black, which by the way is the title track of the 2nd best selling album ever. I'm going to listen to it and unless it is the best most amazingly beuatiful awesome powerful etc. Song I've ever heard I have offically lost my faith in humanity

This is one of my favorite songs; it's even featured on Supernatural!

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50 Echoes - Pink Floyd Echoes - Pink Floyd

Okay. Now. I see that on this stupid list everyone has chosen their favourite song: MORONS! You have to choose the best song, not your favourite one!

Okay well; not to act great, but I got a pretty badass culture about music
I started with AC/DC and that s why they re my favourite band, but I recognize they don t make the bet music
Then I knew Pink Floyd: I d need days to say all what s to say about this amazing band, but I ll just tell everyone that they make the best music, and when you listen to certain songs you easily realise that
Here I say the same thing as Acdc: my favourite song by Pink Floyd is Comfortably Numb (which is still awesome and deserves surely the top 5 at least) for many reasons, but not for this I think it s the best song ever, it just gives me the best feelings
I know lots of bands and I listen to a lot of music, but if I must pick up a song I d choose Echoes
This goes ahead all the songs of all times of all artists of all genres... There ...more

It's THE Pink Floyd song.

NOT Comfortably Numb. Everything that would make Floyd famous with TDSOTM was done here, first. Many people think it's boring, but I will argue it's one of the few songs you can play millions of times and STILL find something new in it. I can't say that about one of the other songs on this entire list. Not one.

My only regret is it wasn't recorded with better sound. Hopefully the 2012 remaster will change that. I can't wait.

A long sound of The Pink Floyd experience. Not a song lingering on Syd, meddle was the album that really bridges disjointed Sydless floyd into the masterful legends we know it as now. Personally I have listened to all the songs on the list, things like this and even lower down the pixies are downgraded because people haven't heard it. Well, you don't need no thought control, but seriously- widen your music tastes.

Echoes widened my mind. Orgastic build up of tension- the crescendo's - lead to one of the best choral glissandos in its finale of all time. This song can be interpreted to mean many things and is authentic, meaningful listening. Personally, its about the creation of the world and constraints within the social world, where everyone has the same basic motivations but for some reason peace isn't achieved, as chaotic dysfunction occurs behind the tranquil roots of nature.

The more I listen to this song, the more I love it. Its truly amazing, and in my opinion, should at least be in the top 20. But the problem is, there are so many amazing songs out there, its almost impossible to fit the songs everyone loves into the spots they think they should be in. - Doom

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51 Fix You - Coldplay 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

This song is so touching. chris martin's voice makes it really nice and its not hip or anything like that just nice...

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52 Stan - Eminem 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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53 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Why isn't this number 1?
THIS IS THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME!

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! A TOP TEN SONG IS SITTING AT #103! BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS, IN THE END (by Linkin Park), and Enter Sandman (by Metallica) deserve higher spots!

Probably not better than wonderwall... But I don't think it deserves to be below in the end.

good

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54 Light My Fire - The Doors 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

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

This song would trump 3/4 of the song's before it, in top 25 for sure

A great song,written at a great time in musical history...Robbie Krieger wrote this song,and because "The Doors" didn't have a real song just yet,they recorded this song first...A timeless Classic...Should be MUCH HIGHER on this list.

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55 Yesterday - The Beatles 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.

Nah mate, it's today

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56 Respect - Aretha Franklin Respect - Aretha Franklin

I bet every person in America knows how to spell Respect now.

How the heck does Eminem be above Aretha in 3 songs people He raps can carry a tune let alone play and instrument that rocks..smh again you all don't do your historical music research. Music had real live musicians playing instruments, could sing actual notes, not talk words. They didn't make up words to try to rhyme them, they actually made sense. Now you think having a beat box is talent? Also a voice box so you can change the vocals if the person can sing well. I am glad Aretha never needed that garbage, she sang!

Just mind blowing. Tell an epic with just a short lyrics.

Can't believe this song is so low. It deserves at least top 15, or even 10.
I mean, IT'S ARETHA FRANKLIN, THE BEST SINGER OF ALL TIME
It's unbelievable it's got 0,2% only -. -

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57 Layla - Derek & The Dominos 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

Eric Clapton wanted to sing this song as a slow ballad until Duane Allman went into a separate room and came out 30 minutes later with the seven note opening riff that is the most famous opening riff in rock history. He plays all the slide guitar in the entire song. If it weren't for Duane, the greatest slide player of all time, no one would even know this song existed. Definitely belongs in the top ten.

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.

Are you kidding me? No# 76? Who ever put this list together just doesn't know music.Twice this song was at number 1 on the charts;Fist with Derek And The Dominoes,Then with Eric Clapton Unplugged.A kick Ass song...should be in the top 10 period.

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58 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons 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!

Last I checked, happy was at 52. Swap these 2 songs rankings. We will all be "happy" that radioactive, a classic and cool song from Imagine Dragons can be in a more deserving place.

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59 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

A super song about the troubles and strife of everyday life, capturing perfectly the teenage rebellious-ness.
Really an epic song, and learning all 9 minutes of the lyrics isn't much of a feat, because its so catchy you end up singing it

this song is beyond words. Its perfect. If you don't like it. You probably don't understand it. its the modern bohemian rhapsody. just punky. my favourite song of all time. and to all who think this music is crap. I saw comfortably numb and I knew I would vote it. its beyond feelings. but I know this band have out more into this song than any other song I've ever heard.

Amazing song.
Rock opera!
Dark, poetic, emotional lyrics.
A revolution to today's rock music.
One of the greatest songs ever written, in my opinion.
Creative music video to match, directed by the talented Sam Bayer.
Truly an anthem for this generation of teenagers and troubled youth. A comment on society.

Green Day's best song, a truly 9 minutes of Green Day experience to me. - malamJONES

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60 All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 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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