Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 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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82 Holiday - Green Day

Why do they have rappers on this list rappers are discaraces this is a true song sick guitar riff epic solo and its not an anti American song it an anti war song

This is one of my all time favorite songs, but my lord this comment is awful - ProPanda

In my humble opinion, no band I'm aware of has ridden on the coattails of truly great artists more than Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day). His heavily influenced riffs are directly attributable to the Clash, among many other great punk bands. Don't get me wrong, I think BJ has become a good songwriter, but I also feel he got his foot in the door by less than honorable means. I know that everyone has copied everyone that has been successful for quite some time, but still, shouldn't the original be given their proper? In any case, my daughter adores Green Day, so maybe it's just me? I'm hoping to see some Clash songs soon - Ned964

I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the timing of the rest of our lives
ON HOLIDAY!

Green Day at their best!

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83 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

Please vote forthis dumasses

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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 Strobe - deadmau5

Truly the greatest song ever composed. Deadmau5 gives every portion of this near 11 minute song an incredible amount of attention, giving this song a ton of emotion and giving you a strong sense of empowerment. This song brings me close to tears of joy at the beginning, than has me dancing by the beat drop. This is truly music, right here. - kinderfall1

I'm extremely surprised but very happy that this masterpiece made if onto this list. In my opinion, this is top 10 quality. Truly one of the most iconic and most emotionally moving songs I can remember. The full 10 minutes is 3000% worth listening to to get the full feeling. To the top 100 and beyond for deadmau5!

I looked through 5 pages on the slowest wifi ever to find and vote for this. I'm really disappointed with how low this Mona Lisa of edm is on the list. This song will take you on an unforgettable journey. It might be long, it might have no lyrics, but every second of this gem is worth it. You will never hear anything quite like it.

I don't know which song this is. I might know the tune.'does the tune sound like a ghostly remix?

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86 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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87 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

88 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

89 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

Honestly, I have never seen anything great about this song, no matter who sings it. I would never call this one of the best songs. To me, it's just flat out boring and not interesting at all.

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

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90 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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91 Echoes - Pink Floyd

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.

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 ...more

This is not a song but a journey and it will be played in the centuries to come because of the experience it provides. This is more about what was left out rather than what was included. Take the ride but make sure you have the time and are in the mood. You'll understand what made Floyd great.

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92 I Can Only Imagine - MercyMe

The song is very beautiful and inspirational. It is a song that many people can relate to. I hope people would listen to the song and want to love God.

i believe that it should be in the tops because i really love and i seriously can only imagine it myself and jesus' feet and standing before the throne of God and thats all we can do right now is imagine... imagine and believe

This song describes a moment I can only imagine.

Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine.

This is the most beautiful modern Christian song. Well done, MercyMe.

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93 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

Best lyrics best music best spirit. If you are disappointed you must listen to this song.. It's the best from classical rock..😋 - nikesh

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94 Happy - Pharrell Williams

This song is played so much it makes me unhappy

What this song is terrible how did it get here

I really liked this song, but it got played so much that it started to annoy me. - swrs1234

OH MY GOD YES THIS IS IN THE TOP 100! - ProPanda

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95 Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac V 4 Comments
96 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

97 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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98 Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
99 Speak to Me - Amy Lee
100 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park

Not even in the top 100, whats the matter with you people, this is the best song ever made by anyone, let alone Linkin Park. - lukestheman4

How can any song be better than this one? It's the greatest song ever.

You should see the Egocity Chap version of this
(ec-breakig the habit) - sagat2010

Want to hear it know

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