Best Songs of All Time

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61 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!

Better then stairway.

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62 With or Without You - U2

I don't know why this is put so below. This and 'All I want is you' are the most favorite song I have ever heard.

U2 is one of the best bands out there, and this is defiantly one of their best. Along with One, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and maybe Desire, U2 really has some of the best music out there. Few bands can combine lyrics with quality music, but U2 and With or Without You nails it

Awesome song. Should rank higher than other songs that really don't deserve such a high spot on the list.

Preferably without

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63 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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64 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.

The best piece of thrash metal

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65 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Love It So So So So So So So So So So So Much - mneilan

I don't see why this is ranked so low. I guarantee that if you asked Americans if they have heard of this song, I bet at least 95 percent of them would say "yes". The reason why is because it is the best and most recognizable song in history. If you asked If they have heard of any of the other songs on this list you'd be lucky to get 75 percent of people knowing. This song and all other journey songs were written and sang from their hearts. It has such a powerful message no other song will ever come close to matching.

You have GOT to be kidding me. Don't stop believing is at 48! This is the greatest song of all time. It tells an amazing story of two random people from completely different backgrounds that meet against the odds and fall in love. The message is to never give up, which WAY to many people do these days. Whenever I am thinking about giving up at something, I think of this song and let it get stuck in my head until I force myself to decide otherwise. The toon is awesome, a way better training theme than the rocky soundtrack. It is a perfect blend of all styles of music. The instrumentals work in harmony with each other like a orchestra to create the amazing music. The message is overwhelmingly positive. Anything is possible. Humans can do anything we want. Just knowing that we can create this song can convince me of that. This is the Beethoven symphony of the 20th century for gods sake people. It should be way higher.

I've stopped

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66 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!

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.

Wow damn good song man you should hear it!

GO QUEEN

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67 The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

I have always loved this song! It is really on the greatest songs that anyone has ever written in a really long time. When ever I hear this song I think of Mamma mia and how amazing they sang this song... Definitely number one in the top tens, without a doubt.

this is legend song; goes to Indonesia; africa and everywhere

Exhibits how unfair this world is; wonderful composition and perfect singing; overall, a beautiful peace!

nope

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68 Clocks - Coldplay

This song should be so much higher in this list! So amazing! - TheSilentBang

Something that I really like about this song that doesn't get mentioned a whole lot is the bass line. Guy Barryman Rules, and it's probably the worst part of the song!

Coldplay is simply amazing, and what about this song? This is one of the few who make you capture special moments! No wonder why its used in many commercials and movies as soundtrack! I love it! And I love every single song of Coldplay, they are just so original

I love this song! It makes me feel so inspired and happy! It should be way higher on the list! It's the only song like it on the list!

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69 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

This is my favourite song along with Scorpions - Still Loving You

And how come bands/artists like a7x (okay I'm a fan of them but they NEVER EVER are better then Metallica), 30 seconds to mars, dragonforce etc. higher then this song?

This list sucks.

One is number 7. Go to best metal bands list, Metallica is number one amongst the millions of metal bands in the world (thousands which made the list). Master of puppets is 46 and fade to black is 38. They have multiple songs in high ranking positions on the best metal bands list. No one's robbing Metallica of any credit. - Songsta41

Beautiful song, so emotional, best rock ballad ever! And the lyrics are awesome too.. )

I'm 52 years old and this song by Metallica is absolutely AWESOME... Nothing' else matters!

If you wanted to play your friends and family these songs, why call this list Songs Which You Can Show To Your Girlfriend?

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70 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

i don't know why i love this song so much but everytime it comes on i can't help but sing along and dance around!

Finally, a Killers song! I love this band and this song; I just can't help but sing along! (I just voted and it went from 150 something to 38, wow! )

This is simply the best song I've ever heard. - megafillan

Oh my god! I rember when I was 10 and this song was released, I loved it then and still love it now

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71 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Excellent song from a GREAT band!
Everyone in the world should listen to this song.
Like this song, keep listening to their other songs. Very touching. Ozzy osbourne is a god

Should be in the top 20. By all means, sabbaths best song! - matty925

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgement day comes, yeah! - htoutlaws2012

Best song of blacksabbaths

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72 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

The greatest rock song ever created

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.

I'm not a big fan of The Rolling Stones but this song is really catchy and good. The main reason I'm voting for this though is because nickelback crap is above this and nickelback sucks and The Rolling Stones are great. - Imreallyboredrightnow

Who doesn't know at least the intro to this song?

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73 Black - Pearl Jam

it truly does'nt get any better

Sheer brilliance in the lyrics! The more you listen the more powerful it gets!

Powerfully and emotionally written and performed. Number one in my book

How is this so far down? Amazing song. Intense.

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74 Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

I LOVE this song those of you who are scrolling down searching for the best song to vote for LISTEN TO THIS! Just once, I swear if you aren't completely head over heels in love with it after listening to it then you must be some sort of girly pop autotune fan. The goo goo dolls are amazing all their songs can move you emotionally. It is one of the greatest songs of all time and at the VERY least should make the top 35 not double that lower. SERIOUSLY LISTEN TO THIS SONG! YOU'LL LOVE IT!

Best sing ever
I LOVE this song those of you who are scrolling down searching for the best song to vote for LISTEN TO THIS! Just once, I swear if you aren't completely head over heels in love with it after listening to it then you must be some sort of girly pop autotune fan. The goo goo dolls are amazing all their songs can move you emotionally. It is one of the greatest songs of all time and at the VERY least should make the top 35 not double that lower. SERIOUSLY LISTEN TO THIS SONG! YOU'LL LOVE IT!

This is the best song of all time. Great Guitar play
Great Tune - JediKnight

I don't like this band but this song is great. Makes me shed a tear. - 445956

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75 Anarchy In the U.K. - Sex Pistols

Oasis is in the Top Ten and this isn't in the Top 100? Nickelback is on this list and The Sex Pistols aren't? I don't even know where to begin trying to explain how wrong this is.

So much better than half of the songs on here. I'm saying that and I'm 13

76 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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77 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Wow I am surprised this song is not higher. There's a lot of songs I never even heard of above this one. I will check them out on the Tube but really how many people across all generations know Eminem?

This song rocks and should be number 1 - jolow123

It should be top 100 songs of elvis

BEST SONG EVER!

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78 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

Motown.. Motown.. Motown one of the leaders of his era. Again who are these people that think Eminem is so much better than a Marvin Gaye and so many others that have been pushed down in the top 100 songs..REALLY? All I can say is sorry your ears deceive you so badly, the talent then is far and above the small pool that is out here now. I am glad country singing still knows that there are instruments used in a song, not soundboards and fake beats and synthesized everything. I am not old, I just appreciate true talent and musicians who play can music.

As relevant today as when Marvin composed the song, a brilliant look at a world in trouble, each lyric, chord and note is perfectly balanced to deliver the message of the song.

THe most soulful and eloquent song of it's time, and it still holds strong despite 40-some years of amazing music. THere is literally nothing wrong with this song, and it transports you out of life for a brief three minutes, just like any great songs should.

Bullet For My Valentine? Eminem? Linkin Park? You think that they are better than this? - 445956

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79 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Oh gosh!.. What a song..
jane would really be proud of ben.. Laugh out loud
an epic song from an equally epic band...

Great song! One of the the best songs I've ever heard awesome song breaking Benjamin is one of the best bands of all time to me. Great song should be higher

One of the greatest songs ever by Breaking Benjamin. I love to listen to this song.
It has to be in the top 5

I don't like jane

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80 Somebody to Love - Queen

freddie mercury put his best vocals on this one and i think it should be number 1 or 2

Masterful. Freddy shows what he got on this song. Should be top ten.

Freddie Mercury made this song great with his vocals - Ajkloth

One of the best queen songs. Very emotional

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