Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 3

41 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

One of the best "Who" song ever!

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42 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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43 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!

Bring me to life is cool,WHY IS THAT SONG SO LOW IN THAT LIST!

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44 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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45 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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46 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

47 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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48 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

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 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!

LOVE THOS SONG

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51 Wonderwall - Oasis

Best one ever. best tune, deep lyric, brilliant band. oasis!

Wonderwall is the only song that was able to captivate me from beginning to end. In every song that I hear, I tend to have favorite parts & others that I don't really like all that much- sometimes it's chorus, the lyrics in the middle, the music.. Something HAS to be a little off 'cause nothing is perfect. Wait- Wonderwall just proved that THERE IS by existing!
It was the first song I heard by Oasis, and I was surprised to find that this was the only song I really liked among their works. The rest of their music was sure good, but not exactly my kind of thing, so I can't say I'm a fan of Oasis- just a fan of their best song EVER.

When they wrote this song they were bound to do wonders in the coming ages and they did too. Too bad they broke up. This songs enlarges my beady eyes!

Oasis. They're better than the Beatles

Ringo Starr would probably agree, because his son was in the band and his dad would say his son is better. All dads are like this. - Powerfultekin

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52 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

Love love love LOOVVEE Coldplay!

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53 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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54 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.

My personal favourite song of all time.

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55 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.

Too good. I remember listening to this before admitting I was an atheist and no longer muslim

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56 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.

Clapton is the man!

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57 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 the best song

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58 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!

Actually, it's more normal to go over bridges

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59 Time - Pink Floyd

Definitely should among top 20 songs of all time, unmatchable lyrics and of course Pink Floyds music

Old classic that is a lot better than all the American junk that litter's the top 20 of which I consider to be a cat's course.

The best Pink Floyd song, tied up with Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Echoes. - malamJONES

A true masterpiece, either for lyrics, message and music.

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60 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.

So simple and yet so touching. - Nintendonix

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