Best Songs of All Time

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101 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

This song is beutiful

102 Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana

This should be top 50!

103 Saturn - Sleeping at Last
104 Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

What a song... Soft and complex... Definitely the Chili Peppers Best song.

No, this is not true... The best song by one of the best bands in the world, placed this far! Every aspect of this song is just genius, including the guitar solo, the always amazing Flea bass, Kiedis' performance, and the overall message. I wish it was placed at least in the top 30--It deserves so!

I never get tired of this songs solo, if you focus you feel a slightly feeling of getting stoned.

83? Why 83? Top 20 minimum!

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105 Hall of Fame - The Script

This song makes me motivated, give out the energy deep in me unlike any other song. It should be at least top 30, this place is not suitable for a song that lifts you up the way it does.

"Standing in the hall of fame! And the world's gonna know your name... Cause you burn with the brightest flame! " this song is fantastic, it EMPOWERS you..

This is a song that tells you that anyone can make it to the top if they try. And it sends out a message that everyone is a champion. There is no first or last there is just you and your talent

The Script is the best ever!

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106 Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

Help me to decide... Always have liked this one, but it is very basic musically. The lyrics are quite good, and creative, but does it belong anywhere near my Top 100? Not even close. Still I enjoy it. This entire list is 85% comprised of songs that would not be included in any list of mine, but I like this format for allowing folks to express their opinions as most seem to really defend their choices. Who am I, or anyone, to say who is right and who is not? The songs I like are a personal reflection of what I've seen and where I've been. Likewise for everyone else commenting here. If the music takes me away, to make me feel something, well then it obviously has some value to me.

Have you people never heard of Tears for Fears? Seriously this is one of my favorite songs should be way higher this and their other great song shout

This is so good than they make covers of this song

107 Lithium - Nirvana

Should be in the top 5, best rock out song of all time

I'm so ugly, but that's okay cause so are you.

Best grunge pop song

I'm so angry,
Cause today I found this song,
Should be number 1... - SuperCharged

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108 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

I can't believe this song isn't on here. The song is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and it's been covered by every artist imaginable.

It's my favorite song of all time because I love California, the timeless, soul-warming melody that is both sad and hopeful and makes me tear up every time I hear it.

Wow. I don't have this tune laying around anywhere, but I must admit that when I do hear it, I like it. It's catchy, great harmony. Love the comments here as well. - Ned964

Just Love the Mommas and the Poppas

Legendary song

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109 Moment of Surrender - U2
110 Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

A typical Stones song with a fantastic beat

It's goth-esque, but not depressing. It's still got such a rock and roll feel to it.

I can't believe that The Rolling Stones. Paint It Black stands at the last place, This is a great song to sing, have a lot of meanings in it and it is just so phenomenal and I am sure The Rolling Stones have more fans than these hacky Tokio Hotel which stands at #11!

Come on.

Paint It Black best of the best

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111 Drive - Incubus

An amazing song that people should really pay attention to! "Take the wheel and drive", take control of your life, you are an unlimited being and are capable of achieving anything u desire!

I love this song!!!just as much as i love brandon boyd!!!hes freakin' hot!too bad hes taken. But this song is beatiful and i love it!

A really good song, just listen to it and you'll fall in love with it

Great song by Incubus.

112 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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113 Another Brick In the Wall - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's greatest song, one of the greatest classic rock songs of all time. Can't believe it's not even on the list yet. TEACHER, LEAVE THOSE KIDS ALONE!

Love this! It's a great song and me and my friends always put it on while we're doing art in school for the laughs. Lighthearted and fun, unlike nowadays, where (nearly) every single song is about a relationship that failed with reversed speech/screeching electronics for an instrumental.

One of the greatest songs of all time, I'd say it challenges Bohemian Rhapsody

Floyd. I am not worthy. - Ned964

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114 Estranged - Guns N' Roses

One of the most underrated songs of all time. Should be in top 10 in my mind.

Love this song, any song that last more than 8 minutes and still get you is a master piece

Hands down, one of the rarest masterpiece

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115 Don't Cry - Guns 'N Roses

I will never stop cry

The best ballad ever

I just love this song!

What? THIS AFTER PARTY ROCK? O_o

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116 Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

I'd agree this innovative band has many better songs. "Showdown" would be a great place to start. Great harmony and obviously orchestral accompaniment with this band. - Ned964

This song is my absolute favorite. It's groovy, it's poetic, it's soulful and it's an instant mood-lifter. Should be much higher on this list.

It's a good song but the band has many other underrated hits

A very uplifting song great rhythm catchy lyrics and a brilliant end to a
masterpiece

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117 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Well, the Beatles at number 3. Some of you hardcore Beatles fans might be furious at me for not putting "A Day in the Life" or "Let It Be" at number 1. Again, it's my opinion. Anyways, amazing message that is sent out in this song. This was one of the greatest Beatles songs ever made undoubtedly. The violins bring anticipation when they gradually get louder, and the vocals from the band when they sing the chorus bring delight to my ears. Truly a masterpiece.

Wait a second... This song was once NUMBER 3 on this list? It's been voted down to below PARTY ROCK ANTHEM to 117? How can this be? Is this what the world is coming to? - VaticanCameos

I've always loved the Beatles, and I'm twelve. Almost thirteen. and Eleanor Rigby is one of my favorites. It's beat is so cool.

As people said the Beatles are just above any competition or silly list. Too many of their songs can be on this lst.

BEEDLES I love you

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118 Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John

Unbelievable. I get this far down the list to see the name Elton John.. I'm starting to see why some folks get upset that their favorite songs are ranked so low. in my humble opinion, this isn't even close to his best song, that honor goes easily to Funeral for a friend/Love lies bleeding, which many great musicians consider the best arranged song of all time. I concur. "Don't let the sun go down on me" is a very good song, but to see any Elton John song this low makes me sad for Bernie Taupin, the guy who co writes songs with John, who's genius is lost on so many. Take some time to listen to the albums "Madman across the water", "Captain Fantastic and the Brown dirt Cowboy", "Honkey Chateau" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" to truly hear this great songwriting duo's best work. - Ned964

119 California Love - 2Pac V 4 Comments
120 1985 - Bowling for Soup

This song was my favorite song when I was young. Brings back so many memories and I still know all the lyrics

Love this song! Lyrics are cool and the vocals are phenomenal. I love how it pretty much sums of music in 1985.

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