Rolling Stone’s Best 500 Songs Of All Time

In 2004, Rolling Stone published its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Now, 17 years later, it’s a slow news day so they decided to update the list in a quest to regain relevancy. They took a poll of more than 250 artists, musicians, and producers, critics and journalists. They each sent in a ranked list of their top 50 songs, and Rolling Stone tabulated the results. So here are…


The Top 20 Best Songs Of All Time:

  1. Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect’
  2. Public Enemy, ‘Fight the Power’
  3. Sam Cooke, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
  4. Bob Dylan, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
  5. Nirvana, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
  6. Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On’
  7. The Beatles, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
  8. Missy Elliott, ‘Get Ur Freak On’
  9. Fleetwood Mac, ‘Dreams’
  10. Outkast, ‘Hey Ya!’
  11. The Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows’
  12. Stevie Wonder, ‘Superstition’
  13. The Rolling Stones, ‘Gimme Shelter’
  14. The Kinks, ‘Waterloo Sunset’
  15. The Beatles, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’
  16. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, ‘Crazy in Love’
  17. Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
  18. Prince and the Revolution, ‘Purple Rain’
  19. John Lennon, ‘Imagine’
  20. Robyn, ‘Dancing on My Own

Yep, that about covers it. There’s certainly nothing to argue about on THAT list.