Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 When I'm Gone - Eminem

One of the BEST Eminems songs and one Of the best songs EVER! Should be at top 20 at least! Anyone disagrees?

Great song. tells a great story. Eminem is phenomenal

I guess this is the MOST inspirational, emotional and touching song by Eminem!
Deserves to be at least top 50...

This is one of the most touching Eminem songs ever

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82 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

Worst song ever worst song ever

People have to stop voting for songs they like at the time. This is a list of songs which stand the test of time and then some. - Songsta41

This song isn't really that bad, but let's consider that the lyrics were not well thought of. But anyway, it's still really catchy and isn't much of a disgrace.

The fact that you all think this song sucks because it was popular and overplayed is absolutely pathetic. This is perfection to pop. - DCfnaf

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83 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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84 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

Green Day at their best!

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85 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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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 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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89 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

90 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.

My favorite song and I am only 12 years old.

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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.

This is possibly my favorite song. However, I believe that in terms of historical significance, Like A Rolling Stone is highly influential and possibly "the best". But Echoes is my personal favorite. I love the lyrics, chord progressions, David Gilmour's powerful solos, the way the song flows through different acts (especially the transition into the funk inspired part), and Nick Mason's creative use of cymbals as the main beat around the 17 minute mark. The Live at Pompeii version is the one I am referring to because it is, in my opinion, the best. The song is a grand epic and a magnum opus that is often overlooked in Pink Floyd's catalog.

I know it's over 20 minutes long but please I urge everyone to listen to this masterpiece. There's not a second of it that shouldn't be there. This song doesn't even have that many lyrics and it still has a greater meaning than anything I've ever heard. you don't even have to be a religous person to understand the spiritual message this song conveys. Please just find twenty minutes of free time and listen to it - Ben-jammin8

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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 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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94 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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95 Ghetto Gospel - 2Pac V 4 Comments
96 21 Guns - Green Day


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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97 Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
98 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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99 We Will Rock You - Queen

Should be in top 20 at least! Recreates the spirit of humanity and is the perfect example of a SONG that unites HUMANITY...!

The Chorus part Is Very Good... Many Of Them Know This Song Without Knowing About The Legendary Band Queen... - saihemanth

This song brings out your inner tiger. Very uplifting in the soul and I know all the lyrics to this song, maybe all the lyrics. Here we go. " you got mud on your face, A big disgrace, spread it on the ground all over the place, saying we will, we will rock you, we will, we will rock you down pick you up, like a volcano about to irupt, rock'in all day an night, ride'in the alto ride, " and on and on. GO QUEEN. You ROCK!

Really famous song - PeeledBanana

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100 All the Small Things - Blink-182

Amazing song, with an equally awesome video!
I can listen to this song all day, and still love it each time. This song deserves to be ahead of some of the new junk that is cluttering the list... It's easily top 50! Go Blink!

A classic by my favourite band.
Should be number one! x

This is my favorite song ever!

Is fun and never gets old!

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