Best Songs of All Time

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81 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!

Masterpiece

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82 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

THE BEST SONG AND HEAD BANGING

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83 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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84 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.

Ahhh, Motown. It's not my favorite of Marvin's but it's still amazing. Much of my favorite music is Motown, and Marvin Gay's in particular.I guess I should hope more of this great music would be higher on this list, but maybe it's best that the great majority of everyone I know, both musically connected or otherwise, either don't get it or aren't interested. Everything seems to cheapen as it becomes too popular. That's cool, rock on Motown and RIP Marvin. - Ned964

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85 Sing for the Moment - Eminem

I'm not exactly a big fan of Eminem, but he's got a knack for sampling great songs very effectively.

Well I don't mean this should be in top 3, but why is this only 261th? Get this at least top 50 or top 100, please. - Fan_of_Good_Music

Perfect lyrics, love this song so much

Great rhymes, lyrics and message.

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86 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

Best song ever I love all the cool beats they have.

Amazing! My best electronic song

At least get the name right

So damn catchty

87 Every Breath You Take - The Police

Best stalker song ever

Awesome... If your a stalker.

Every move you make,Every single day,Every smile you fakee
I''l be watching youu

88 Not Afraid - Eminem

Its meaningful, it may be a song about suicide but, it shows how much you have to live for, that theres no reason to kill yourself. - Ally131

I don't really like Eminem, but I do like this one and I think it's pretty encouraging to me, usually when I'm having a rough day and I need someone to show they actually care. - Discord

Best ever song. Eminem+Nike AirMax = Best. I bet that one day it will be at the first position.

Nice song and the lyrics is also right

Keeps people's spirits high

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89 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.

This has to be the most overrated song of all time - JarfDorkis

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90 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas

A classic song, with nothing but perfection. A song of hope, a song of peace, a song of comfort. I would give this song a 10. Great job Kansas.

This is one of the greatest and one of my favorite songs of all time. Everybody knows it and loves it. Please, PLEASE vote for this to be higher on the list.

Are you serious. There is absolutely no way there are 214 better songs that this classic. I won't say the top, because of other genres and other classics, but at least top 20. So much better than anything done by Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, etc. - esaoud

Please, tell me...why isn't this amazing song in AT LEAST the top 20?

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91 Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac

Great song, should be in the top 100!

2pac is the greatest

This deserves to be higher in this list.MUCH HIGHER.

Tupac is the greatest!
This song deserves to be much higher in the list - Kshmr1247

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92 Blackstar - David Bowie

I've never listen to Bowie beforehand, but he's incredible in this song. - SwagFlicks

And this isn't in the Top 20 WHY? - DCfnaf

93 21 Guns - Green Day

GREEN DAY AT THERE BEST. A SONG TO ENJOY. HAS GREAT LYRICS AND GR8888888 TUNE.

21 Guns is such a fantastic song! It's really strong and meaningful, and the lyrics are brilliant. - badwolfgirl

Good song, no doubt. But where the heck is Basket Case?

Why not on no. 1!?

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94 Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
95 Speak to Me - Amy Lee
96 Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

SONG YEAR:1978
I'm a huge fan of the bee gees & This is undoubtedly their best, one of the most popular songs of all time
Vocals of all three gibbs' is just mind blowing in this song not to mention the ecstatic beats that were looped from their other single "Night Fever"

Yes, this is the BEST song ever. Why in the world is it not #1?

Have you people never seen Saturday Night Fever?

Timeless!

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97 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!

If you don't like this song, who are you. This along with Good Riddance is the best song ever, no joke.

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98 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

Common guys, this is such a great song. Metallica is one of my favourite bands, but Sympathy for the Devil is a perfect song. 32 on Rolling Stones Magazine for greatest songs of all time.

This song is amazing. People who first hear it probably think why is the tune repeated the whole time but the truth is this song is amazing and the devil-real or not- we should show some sympathy toward him/her

Out of all the songs on this list this one is the most profound. It looks at all the atrocities in history that has been waved off using the devil as a scapegoat. As Richard's stated, "Everyone's evil."

It's honestly disgraceful that this song isn't at least in the Top 20.

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99 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.

U2's best work are Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, One, Pride (in the name of love), With or Without You, I Will Follow, New Year's Day, Bad just to name a few should be higher on the list it's a bit disappointing that G'n'R are rated higher

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100 American Idiot - Green Day

It is an amazing song. It is the best punk rock song ever made in the history. The bit of drum, chords of guitar and voice of Billie Joe are combined in superb way.

Angry song people play this when there angry 2nd best Green Day song only behind Jesus of Suburbia

It's best song of Green Day
Let's sing a long in the age of paranoid~

Y his whole list is bullcrap if this song is not there in the top 50.

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