Best Songs of All Time

The Contenders: Page 7

121 The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

This has been an anthem for many people! "Today I don't feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in my bed. Don't feel like picking up the phone, so leave a message at the tone! "

This is one of his worse songs in my opinion. Where's Locked Out of Heaven or Treasure?

I think this is a really good song and I want to always have the song

My new alarm tone
"Today I don't feel like doing anything" - GrapeJuiceK

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122 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Great lyrics and singing. It came around the same time as Kurt Cobain's death, so it meant something to a lot of people.

One of the best grunge songs! It used many metaphors for the social decay and dependencies.

Yeah, it certainly had an affect on me as well. Great song and album. I remember first hearing the album in a noisy coffee shop and as it played longer everyone just kind of shut up and listened to it. It never gets old. RIP Chris Cornell. - Ned964

The best song of it's time,Best vocals,Best guitar,Best Bass,Best Drums..From One of the best bands ever!

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123 Don't Cry - Guns 'N Roses

I will never stop cry

The best ballad ever

I just love this song!


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124 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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125 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

126 California Love - 2Pac V 4 Comments
127 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.

128 I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

Gonna listen to it and give it a vote.

I will not break
I will take the moon away

129 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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130 Changes - 2Pac

Definitely my favourite song of all time. Yet I guess people who like this sort of music don't spend their time voting on these sites constantly

Tells a great story, about how we should all just get along. The lyricism of this song is insane! - roblist

A pristine example of the good soul Tupac shakur had, and a reminder that the world has forver lost an inspiration from the heart of the west coast.R.I. P

Although it is rap, it tells a great message and is written amazingly. Get this in the top 100!

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131 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

A great song that deserves to be on this list, and is better than half the other songs on it. One of my favorite songs that sends a shiver down my spine every time I listen to it.

hendrix did an awesome cover on this song. its great an instramental, but you can kind of feel the tone and feeling of this great song

Classic . . . epic . . . great guitar . . . I LOVE IT! Higher up, please.

This song should be at least in the top 10. This is the only English song to which I got obsessed. Mind you I'm a non native speaker.
Truly haunting! - GNR63

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132 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

The perfect rebelion to teaches song

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133 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

one of the best songs ever and after the drum fill daltry screams at the loudest tone ever and it makes a rock song

This song should be in the top 20 at least.

I'll vote for this whenever I get the chance. - MontyPython

This is indeed, the greatest song ever composed/recorded.

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134 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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135 Starless - King Crimson

410? Really? This should be at least top 5! Such an influential 70's song, yet rated so low.

Propably the best song by the best band ever.

136 Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.

One of the greatest rap songs of all time

If only his career was as big as his stomach

If biggie smalls sees this he's gonna pop a cap in someone's ass

137 Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix

How are songs by Jimi Hendrix at 208? Purple Haze at 171, Castles Made Of Sand at 208, All Around the Watchtower is too low too. But yet 30 Seconds to Mars is somehow better than him. Kids these days...

138 Jesus Alone - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
139 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

This song is just genius the entire way through. It does not matter whether or not this is your type of music, you can still listen and be blown away by it. Insanely awesome! And thank god for that odd game Guitar Hero, for bringing this to the attention of the masses. It will get you motivated, chill you out, push you further, hold you back... Whatever you need it to. Definitely deserves to be a lot higher up than this!

Masterpeice... All you need to say. The Guitarist's battling in between the song doing amazing stints just completely blows me away.

How is the guitarist that good? - moose4life19

This rock song is strong and full of courage. We all go through our fire and flames but this genius song is one of the best in history

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140 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Just absolutely fantastic, incredible lyrics, uplifting mood, fits into so many situations, just fantastic

Oh My God. HOW is this song all the way down here?! It's one of my favourite songs, I just can't stop listening. I have no idea why this list is so crappy. WHERE is the Paramore?! Is it even possible not to like it?! Also, Smells Like Teen Spirit should totally be no.3, after Bittersweet Symphony and Misery Business. So a word of warning to the creator of this list: Change it or I will bite you. HARD.

One of best lyrics EVER! it's too emotional and realistic, really that song has to be in top ten =S!

Perhaps my most favourable tune in the world.

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