Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

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Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:21 am

100. "Gasolina" Daddy Yankee feat. Glory
99. "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)," UGK feat. Outkast
98. "Archie, Marry Me," Alvvays
97. "1901," Phoenix
96. "Tighten Up," The Black Keys
95. "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Kylie Minogue
94. "Jesus Walks," Kanye West
93. "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," My Chemical Romance
92. "Stoned and Starving," Parquet Courts
91. "Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
90. "1 Thing" Amerie
89. "Hate to Say I Told You So," The Hives
88. "Hannah Hunt," Vampire Weekend
87. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
86. "I Love It," Icona Pop w/Charli XCX
85. "My Shot," Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton'
84. "One More Time," Daft Punk
83. "Lost Cause," Beck
82. "New Slang," The Shins
81. "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani
80. "Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory)" M.O.P.
79. "Drop It Like It’s Hot" Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
78. "Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John
77. "Losing My Edge," LCD Soundsystem
76. "Get Lucky," Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
75. "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert
74. "Letter From an Occupant," The New Pornographers
73. "House of Jealous Lovers," The Rapture
72. "Bad and Boujee," Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert
71. "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen
70. "American Idiot," Green Day
69. "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean
68. "Springsteen," Eric Church
67. "What You Know," T.I.
66. "Beez in the Trap," Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz
65. "We Found Love," Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
64. "DNA," Kendrick Lamar
63. "Sugar, We’re Goin Down," Fall Out Boy
62. "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry
61. "Hung Up," Madonna
60. "The Wire," Haim
59. "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B
58. "Ni**as in Paris" Jay-Z and Kanye West
57. "Do You Realize??" The Flaming Lips
56. "Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi," Radiohead
55. "212," Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay
54. "Portions for Foxes," Rilo Kiley
53. "Oblivion," Grimes
52. "Chandelier," Sia
51. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyoncé
50. "The Scientist," Coldplay
49. "Sign of the Times," Harry Styles
48. "Happy," Pharrell Williams
47. "Redbone," Childish Gambino
46. "Cry Me a River," Justin Timberlake
45. "Sorry," Justin Bieber
44. "Stan," Eminem
43. "Cranes in the Sky," Solange
42. "Electric Feel," MGMT
41. "Hurt," Johnny Cash
40. "Beautiful Day," U2
39. "No One Knows," Queens of the Stone Age
38. "Formation," Beyoncé
37. "You Want It Darker," Leonard Cohen
36. "Gold Digger" Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
35. "Blue Jeans," Lana Del Rey
34. "Mr. Brightside," The Killers
33. "Idioteque," Radiohead
32. "In Da Club," 50 Cent
31. "Wake Up," Arcade Fire
30. "Mississippi," Bob Dylan
29. "All Too Well" Taylor Swift
28. "Umbrella," Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
27. "B.O.B." Outkast
26. "Hotline Bling," Drake
25. "Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
24. "Lose Yourself," Eminem
23. "Ms. Jackson," Outkast
22. "Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand
21. "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga
20. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse
19. "Dancing on My Own," Robyn
18. "Blackstar," David Bowie
17. "Work It," Missy Elliott
16. "All My Friends," LCD Soundsystem
15. "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley
14. "Toxic," Britney Spears
13. "Alright," Kendrick Lamar
12. "Get Ur Freak On," Missy Elliott
11. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson
10. "Last Nite," The Strokes
9. "Royals," Lorde
8. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele
7. "Runaway," Kanye West feat. Pusha T
6. "Maps," Yeah Yeah Yeahs
5. "99 Problems," Jay-Z
4. "Hey Ya!", Outkast
3. "Seven Nation Army," The White Stripes
2. "Paper Planes," M.I.A.
1. "Crazy in Love," Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

Honestly? I know a lot of you are going to hate this list, and there's plenty here I disagree with (starting a list with "Gasolina" doesn't necessarily fill me with confidence, although I do enjoy that song), but I like it a lot more than the '00s list. Much, much more variety, and more inclined toward the bizarre than the recent lists I've seen from them have been. They're not trying to make a case for every late-period classic rock star's comeback album, is all I'm saying (save for "Mississippi"). Also, no "Moment of Surrender"! Who saw that coming? And "Crazy" taps out at #15!
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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:33 am

Also, 'cuz I know you're interested:

Songs from the '00s that weren't on the Best of '00s list:
- Gasolina
- Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)
- I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
- Hate to Say I Told You So
- We Belong Together
- Lost Cause
- Hollaback Girl
- Ante Up (Robbin-Hoodz Theory) (YEESSS!!!)
- Young Folks
- The House That Built Me
- Letter from an Occupant
- What You Know
- Sugar, We're Goin' Down
- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
- Portions for Foxes (!!!!!)
- Electric Feel
- Bad Romance

Songs from the Best of '00s list not featured here:
- Welcome to Jamrock
- Feel Good Inc.
- Back to Black
- White Winter Hymnal
- Poker Face
- Family Affair
- Pyramid Song
- Alcohol
- My City of Ruins
- Roscoe
- Lua
- Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
- Heartbeats
- Try Again
- Stillness is the Move
- Grindin'
- Standing in the Way of Control
- Dirt off Your Shoulder
- Get the Party Started (thank goodness)
- Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
- Daft Punk is Playing at My House
- Not Ready to Make Nice
- Rebellion (Lies)
- Wolf Like Me
- Use Somebody
- D.A.N.C.E.
- I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor (bad cut)
- L.E.S. Artistes
- Viva la Vida (bizarre cut)
- Jesus, Etc.
- Music (byyyye)
- Boulevard of Broken Dreams
- Vertigo
- A Milli
- Fallin'
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl
- Irreplaceable
- Hard to Explain
- Fell in Love with a Girl
- Beautiful
- Untitled (How Does It Feel)
- The Rat
- Kids
- The Seed (2.0)
- Milkshake
- Float On
- Clint Eastwood
- Moment of Surrender
- The Rising
- Yellow
- Ignition (Remix) (unsurprising)
- A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
- Such Great Heights
- Clocks
- Everything in Its Right Place
- Time to Pretend (baaaaaaddd cut)
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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby panam » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:59 pm

Thanks Stevie!

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Harold » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Very interesting list, but I have to wonder - why now? Why make this list at the 18-year mark, which seems really arbitrary? The only thing I can think of is that with the times being as perilous and crazy as they are, maybe RS is worried that we won't be around to do lists like this at the 20- or 25-year mark. Or that "Life During Wartime" will become reality and we'll all have way more important things to do than argue about music...

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Harold » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:57 pm

Or maybe it's a tip of the hat to "Gold Digger." 18 years, 18 years - do one of these lists 'bout every 18 years...

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby acroamor » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:15 pm

The most boring list of this period that I can imagine.

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:09 pm

Harold wrote:Or maybe it's a tip of the hat to "Gold Digger." 18 years, 18 years - do one of these lists 'bout every 18 years...

Of course!
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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Listyguy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:31 pm

Very skewed towards the 00's, which I'm not sure that I agree with. I could go further, but critiquing these lists just isn't worth it.

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Nick » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:32 pm

Listyguy wrote:Very skewed towards the 00's, which I'm not sure that I agree with. I could go further, but critiquing these lists just isn't worth it.


Rolling Stone has such a nostalgia-bias that even this list, which is supposed to highlight recently released music, is heavily biased towards the 00s. Consider this, only three songs in the top 20, "Royals", "Alright", and "Blackstar", were released within the past seven years.

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby fionalive » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:00 am

We shouldn't attribute it to Rolling Stone, per se, as the list was actually compiled by artists, writers, and industry folk. You can see whose participation led to the rankings here:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... st-666941/
To that end it's a respectable way to make this list.

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Henrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:02 am

This list is fun for estimating AM after the arrival of the end of decade lists. Will "Get Lucky" be able to maintain the top spot of the 2010s songs list? "Runaway", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Royals" look like the main challengers now. "Midnight City" and "Seasons (Waiting on You)" did not make this list at all. Will they appear on enough European lists to stay in the top 5, or even the top 10, of the 2010s? What song(s) will be the standard Kendrick Lamar choice(s)?

Here's an attempt to predict the AM top 10 after the decade lists:

1. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway
4. Lorde - Royals
5. Beyoncé - Formation
6. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
7. FKA twigs - Two Weeks
8. M83 - Midnight City
9. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
10. Lana Del Rey - Video Games

The list is quite early-decade heavy, because that's what the decade lists usually are, but here's hopes for a 2018 or 2019 song to completely destroy the chart!
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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Henrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:45 am

Henrik wrote:This list is fun for estimating AM after the arrival of the end of decade lists. Will "Get Lucky" be able to maintain the top spot of the 2010s songs list? "Runaway", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Royals" look like the main challengers now. "Midnight City" and "Seasons (Waiting on You)" did not make this list at all. Will they appear on enough European lists to stay in the top 5, or even the top 10, of the 2010s? What song(s) will be the standard Kendrick Lamar choice(s)?

Here's an attempt to predict the AM top 10 after the decade lists:

1. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway
4. Lorde - Royals
5. Beyoncé - Formation
6. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
7. FKA twigs - Two Weeks
8. M83 - Midnight City
9. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
10. Lana Del Rey - Video Games

The list is quite early-decade heavy, because that's what the decade lists usually are, but here's hopes for a 2018 or 2019 song to completely destroy the chart!

Of course, this is given that there will be an AM update in 2020... ;) As much as I look forward to such an update, I'm not promising anything.
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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Henrik wrote:This list is fun for estimating AM after the arrival of the end of decade lists. Will "Get Lucky" be able to maintain the top spot of the 2010s songs list? "Runaway", "Rolling in the Deep" and "Royals" look like the main challengers now. "Midnight City" and "Seasons (Waiting on You)" did not make this list at all. Will they appear on enough European lists to stay in the top 5, or even the top 10, of the 2010s? What song(s) will be the standard Kendrick Lamar choice(s)?

Here's an attempt to predict the AM top 10 after the decade lists:

1. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
2. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
3. Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway
4. Lorde - Royals
5. Beyoncé - Formation
6. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
7. FKA twigs - Two Weeks
8. M83 - Midnight City
9. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
10. Lana Del Rey - Video Games

The list is quite early-decade heavy, because that's what the decade lists usually are, but here's hopes for a 2018 or 2019 song to completely destroy the chart!


I like your predictions! Care to take a stab at what you think the top ten albums of the 2010s will come out to be?

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Re: Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songs of the Century So Far

Postby Henrik » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 pm

Nick wrote:I like your predictions! Care to take a stab at what you think the top ten albums of the 2010s will come out to be?

I had a look at the 2010s list and realised that I don't have a clue of what the main challengers to the current top 10 are...

Edit: Radiohead might be a good guess. Beyoncé and Adele will probably climb, but I don't think all the way to the top 10.
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