500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone Magazine version 2021)

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BleuPanda wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:33 pm
cregis wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:11 pm
I hate to be a bit cynical here, but I suspect that if Toxic were sung by any other artist, it would be easily in the top 50.
I might actually think the opposite - a few inclusions here make it clear they are appealing to recent news events, so all the focus on Britney Spears recently probably helped.
Quite possibly! I just wonder if she wasn’t underrated from the start. It seems critics have only very recently warmed to her pop music contributions, having spent most of the 00s begrudging that she embodied everything that was wrong with the industry. Had Toxic been released by an indie artist, I wonder if it wouldn’t have topped every year-end list, swept the Grammys, etc. It’s just such a well-crafted pop song. But I do think recent news has spurred something of a reevaluation, so it will be interesting to see where it goes from here!
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StevieFan13 wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:51 am
jdizzle83 wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:47 am One thing that’s kind of interesting about these types of things is when an artist’s most acclaimed song is not nearly a favorite of more invested fans. For example, most Jay-Z fans would not put “99 Problems” even close to the top of a list of their favorites (it’s a great song, just not that beloved if you’re a bigger fan of his. If you look at lists specifically ranking Jay-Z songs, it’s never on top). And this applies to lots of others artists as well…
I will say as a fan of both The Smiths and The Cure, their picks for their respective highest-ranked songs line up pretty well with what most fans would say (There is a Light That Never Goes Out and Just Like Heaven, respectively). R.E.M.'s highest being Losing My Religion might be different. I love R.E.M. but I couldn't tell you what the consensus pick for fans' favorite song by them is (Radio Free Europe? So. Central Rain? Driver 8?).
On The Smiths I'd agree, but for The Cure, I think Just Like Heaven is definitely the populist pick and fans would go for A Forest or Pictures of You. I agreed with the point the picks for many of the artists felt off - the only Wilco song being Heavy Metal Drummer is one example.

Indie rock of the 90s/00s/10s getting almost entirely ignored perhaps isn't surprising after their albums list, but it's a huge omission. There's a fair point to be made that many recent critics have overrated indie rock relative to other genres, but simply erasing them isn't a good option, especially with the many dubious picks they made instead for recent years.

Is the Jorge Ben song (which is a great pick btw) the only non English or Spanish song on here?
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Jackson wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:14 pm Is the Jorge Ben song (which is a great pick btw) the only non English or Spanish song on here?
Bam Bam is in Jamaican patois so not quite British or American English but I think that's all (Trans Europe Express is originally in german if we want to be leniant)
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Nassim wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:34 pm
Jackson wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:14 pm Is the Jorge Ben song (which is a great pick btw) the only non English or Spanish song on here?
Bam Bam is in Jamaican patois so not quite British or American English but I think that's all (Trans Europe Express is originally in german if we want to be leniant)
Gasolina is in Spanish. I think the Bad Bunny song is too, as is a significant portion of I Like It. Ironically, they picked a BTS song in English rather than Korean.
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cregis wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:57 pm
BleuPanda wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:33 pm
cregis wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:11 pm
I hate to be a bit cynical here, but I suspect that if Toxic were sung by any other artist, it would be easily in the top 50.
I might actually think the opposite - a few inclusions here make it clear they are appealing to recent news events, so all the focus on Britney Spears recently probably helped.
Quite possibly! I just wonder if she wasn’t underrated from the start. It seems critics have only very recently warmed to her pop music contributions, having spent most of the 00s begrudging that she embodied everything that was wrong with the industry. Had Toxic been released by an indie artist, I wonder if it wouldn’t have topped every year-end list, swept the Grammys, etc. It’s just such a well-crafted pop song. But I do think recent news has spurred something of a reevaluation, so it will be interesting to see where it goes from here!
I think that's just part of the larger "poptimist" trend that's been occuring the last few years. Critics are rating songs/abums that populate the mainstream radio more positively, on the same level or even above the level of songs/albums that traditionally dominate lists like these. For example, if a song like Bad Guy came out not even 15 years ago, it wouldn't be at or near the top of everyone's EOY lists (or in the top 200 all time) like it is now.

Even then, "Toxic" has always been highly touted, regardless of whatever is happening with Britney in the news. I agree that the the perceptions of an artist at the time can really influence a list (I think "Billie Jean" would be top 30 if the claims about Jackson somehow never came out), but I don't think it's the biggest reason for "Toxic" being this high.
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Probably, my opinion is minority but the Top 500 have lots of similarities with the AM Top 500 more than the original list of 2004
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OK, hot take time, as I had moments of great love for the list (especially in the upper reaches) and other moments of great frustration. I will just vent frustration!

In no real order...

FIRST, as a proud gen-x'r, the list almost feels like it was made for a combo of boomers and millennials. To wit, it's as if all the most important developments of the late 80's/early 90's were ignored (with a few exceptions). Note, I don't even necessarily love all of this, but the omissions stood out...

- Grunge got only Smells Like Teen Spirit, one other very low Nirvana song, one by Pearl Jam, one by Soundgarden, and one by Hole. No Alice in Chains, no Smashing Pumpkins(!), and only "Loser" by Beck (I know, not grunge, but same period/ethos)
- Britpop is represented by Wonderwall and Common People in the Top 100...and that's about it. No Blur, no Verve, no Primal Scream, Stone Roses, Portishead, MBV, "There She Goes", etc.
- The Golden Era of Hip-Hop is surprisingly unrepresented...just one track apiece for Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC and 2Pac. (NWA, PE, and Biggie got two apiece, I'll grant them that.) No Nas(!), De La Soul, or Roots. Weirdly, even the recent titans got little mention -- yes, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Kendrick each got a track in the Top 100, but nothing else except Stronger at 500 and Jay-Z's appearance on Crazy in Love. Meanwhile, Drake gets 3 songs?
- Bjork's omission already mentioned, though getting consensus on 1 top track for her is tougher

Other stuff...

Almost no electronica at all (just the one Kraftwerk song)

Daddy Yankee at 50 was a shock, but otherwise music in other languages is just touched on:
- one Jorge Ben track, nothing else from Brazil ignoring Tropicalia altogether
- no older Spanish music, like Buena Vista Social Club, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon (or even acclaimed recent folks like Rosalia or Natalia Lafourcade)
- no African music AT ALL (not even Fela)
- no French or francophone songs
- nothing from Germany but the aforementioned Kraftwerk (granted a lot of the 70s stuff is album-oriented)

Jazz got a couple tokens in the lower reaches for Miles & Coltrane, but if you're doing that how do you entirely leave out Louis Armstrong (his jazz stuff, not "What a Wonderful World"), Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, "Time Out", "Sing Sing Sing", Herbie Hancock, Monk, Mingus, etc.?

Blues also suffered from tokenism ... no BB King? He would be in the RS wheelhouse.

No standards at all, not even Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald (I think "Strange Fruit" no longer fits in either standards or jazz, it's like a standalone thing)

No Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson or Sam & Dave at all was a bit of a shock. The whole million dollar quartet got hit a bit...none of the older Elvis recordings, no "Folsom Prison Blues" or (surprisingly) "Hurt", no Carl Perkins at all, just one Jerry Lee Lewis at this point.

80s one-hit wonders seemed missed...I was surprised to not see at least one of "Take on Me," "Come on Eileen," "Tainted Love," or "Don't You Want Me." I suppose we got "Africa"?

Prog, unsurprisingly, got completely ignored, with the exception surprisingly of Rush (and "LImelight" at that!) No Yes, no Genesis, certainly no King Crimson, not even "Nights in White Satin". Not even rock-y takes like Deep Purple or Jethro Tull made it. Even Floyd only got 2, and nothing from DSOTM.

I predicted exactly the 3 tracks apiece representing The Who and Led Zeppelin, which was a bit of a bummer.

Interesting to see some classic rock artists I never thought would start to disappear...just one Clapton track (Layla, and no Cream or Yardbirds), just one Van Morrison (and very low...bad political opinions from him and Eric I guess?), just one Elvis Costello, no Dire Straits, no Janis Joplin, no "American Pie", no ELO. And just one track apiece by The Doors and Eagles, right next to each other. Not that I necessarily mind, but notable.

No post-punk at all, no XTC, not a single track by Tom Waits. Also, just venting that neither "Living for the City" nor anything from Songs in the Key of Life is here...sad, and weird.

Finally, the huge lack of recent indie feels like an intentional take on being in opposition to Pitchfork. Which is dumb. They also missed an opportunity to include anything by all the highly acclaimed female songwriters of recent years.

That said, it's a lot, and probably not room for all of it. Which is why, IMO, 500 is no longer enough.
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I agree with that last bit, should expand the list and the amount of people who submit to it. I don't know why it's a super selective group of 200 people.
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It’s especially odd to not have anything from Songs in the Key of Life after they ranked it so high on the album list.
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StevieFan13 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:28 am It’s especially odd to not have anything from Songs in the Key of Life after they ranked it so high on the album list.
Great point! And so many excellent options to choose from on that album
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I'm really not a fan of how they are acting like this is the first revision in 17 years. Are they pretending the 2010 version doesn't exist? Seems rather Orwellian.

Overall, a list of surprises. Some welcome some...odd. I'm struggling to comprehend how "Gasolina" is the 50th greatest song. Or why "Alive" and "Pancho and Lefty" are so low. But oh well.
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Wonder if California Dreamin ranked relatively low cause of all those annoying slowed down versions you see in commercials and in movies. That slowed down versions of big pop and rock hits in commercials trend is so overused especially a raspy voiced female songwriter covering them. California Dreaming has to take the cake for most (SLOWED DOWN) covered.
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I'm not sure if someone posted this already, but this is the list by artist.

320 2Pac, 'California Love' 1995
444 50 Cent, 'In Da Club' 2003
292 A Tribe Called Quest, 'Can I Kick It?' 1990
238 Aaliyah, 'Are You That Somebody?' 1998
286 ABBA, 'Dancing Queen' 1976
287 AC/DC, 'You Shook Me All Night Long' 1980
082 Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep' 2011
199 Aerosmith, 'Dream On' 1973
395 Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, 'Planet Rock' 1982
084 Al Green, 'Let's Stay Together' 1971
274 Al Green, 'Love and Happiness' 1972
103 Alanis Morissette, 'You Oughta Know' 1995
293 Alice Cooper, 'School’s Out' 1972
440 Alicia Keys, 'If I Ain't Got You' 2003
410 Allman Brothers Band, 'Whipping Post' 1969
079 Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black' 2006
197 Ann Peebles, 'I Can't Stand the Rain' 1973
001 Aretha Franklin, 'Respect' 1967
090 Aretha Franklin, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' 1967
117 Aretha Franklin, 'I Say a Little Prayer' 1968
306 Aretha Franklin, 'Chain of Fools' 1967
137 Ariana Grande, 'Thank U, Next' 2019
266 Augustus Pablo, 'King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown' 1974
485 Azealia Banks, '212' 2011
240 Backstreet Boys, 'I Want It That Way' 1999
329 Bad Bunny, 'Safaera' 2020
297 Beach Boys, 'Wouldn’t It Be Nice' 1966
245 Beastie Boys, 'Sabotage' 1994
458 Beck, 'Loser' 1993
099 Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive' 1977
131 Ben E. King, 'Stand by Me' 1961
073 Beyoncé, 'Formation' 2016
228 Beyoncé, 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)' 2008
016 Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, 'Crazy in Love' 2003
318 Big Mama Thornton, 'Hound Dog' 1953
239 Big Star, 'September Gurls' 1974
296 Bikini Kill, 'Rebel Girl' 1993
236 Bill Withers, 'Lean on Me' 1972
309 Bill Withers, 'Ain't No Sunshine' 1971
402 Bill Withers, 'Lovely Day' 1977
178 Billie Eilish, 'Bad Guy' 2019
021 Billie Holiday, 'Strange Fruit' 1939
324 Billy Joel, 'Scenes From an Italian Restaurant' 1977
480 Biz Markie, 'Just a Friend' 1989
338 Black Sabbath, 'Paranoid' 1970
344 Black Sabbath, 'Iron Man' 1971
424 Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen, 'No Diggity' 1996
138 Blondie, 'Heart of Glass' 1979
414 Blondie, 'Dreaming' 1979
449 Blue Öyster Cult, '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' 1976
277 Bo Diddley, 'Bo Diddley' 1955
004 Bob Dylan, 'Like a Rolling Stone' 1965
067 Bob Dylan, 'Tangled Up in Blue' 1975
083 Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row' 1965
100 Bob Dylan, 'Blowin' in the Wind' 1963
164 Bob Dylan, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
187 Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' 1965
317 Bob Dylan, 'Visions of Johanna' 1966
042 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Redemption Song' 1980
140 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'No Woman No Cry' 1975
363 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Could You Be Loved' 1980
301 Bob Seger, 'Night Moves' 1976
191 Bobbie Gentry, 'Ode to Billie Joe' 1967
457 Bon Jovi, 'Livin' on a Prayer' 1986
372 Bonnie Raitt, 'I Can't Make You Love Me' 1991
418 Booker T. and the MGs, 'Green Onions' 1962
212 Boston, 'More Than a Feeling' 1976
114 Britney Spears, 'Toxic' 2003
205 Britney Spears, '...Baby One More Time' 1998
027 Bruce Springsteen, 'Born to Run' 1975
111 Bruce Springsteen, 'Thunder Road' 1975
289 Bruce Springsteen, 'Atlantic City' 1982
298 Bruce Springsteen, 'Jungleland' 1975
446 Bruce Springsteen, 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)' 1973
346 BTS, 'Dynamite' 2020
124 Buddy Holly, 'That’ll Be the Day' 1957
370 Buddy Holly, 'Peggy Sue' 1958
276 Buzzcocks, 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)' 1978
384 Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, 'I Like It' 2018
436 Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Call Me Maybe' 2012
495 Carly Simon, 'You're So Vain' 1972
345 Carole King, 'It’s Too Late' 1971
408 Cat Stevens/Yusuf, 'Father and Son' 1970
439 Celia Cruz, 'La Vida Es un Carnaval' 1998
356 Cheap Trick, 'Surrender' 1978
337 Cher, 'Believe' 1998
068 Chic, 'Good Times' 1979
383 Childish Gambino, 'Redbone' 2016
033 Chuck Berry, 'Johnny B. Goode' 1958
102 Chuck Berry, 'Maybelline' 1955
342 Chuck Berry, 'Promised Land' 1964
281 Clipse, 'Grindin'' 2002
392 Coldplay, 'Fix You' 2005
422 Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage, 'Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)' 1994
152 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Proud Mary' 1969
227 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Fortunate Son' 1969
222 Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' 1969
261 Curtis Mayfield, 'Pusherman' 1972
474 Curtis Mayfield, 'Move On Up' 1970
494 Cyndi Lauper, 'Time After Time' 1983
379 D’Angelo, 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)' 2000
050 Daddy Yankee feat. Glory, 'Gasolina' 2010
465 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, 'Get Lucky' 2013
023 David Bowie, 'Heroes' 1977
105 David Bowie, 'Life on Mars?' 1971
189 David Bowie, 'Space Oddity' 1969
200 David Bowie, 'Changes' 1971
204 David Bowie, 'Young Americans' 1975
400 David Bowie, 'Station to Station' 1976
233 Deee-Lite, 'Groove Is in the Heart' 1990
415 Depeche Mode, 'Enjoy the Silence' 1990
224 Derek and the Dominos, 'Layla' 1970
285 Destiny’s Child, 'Say My Name' 1999
385 Diana Ross, 'I'm Coming Out' 1980
241 Digital Underground, 'The Humpty Dance' 1990
051 Dionne Warwick, 'Walk on By' 1964
469 Dixie Chicks, 'Goodbye Earl' 2000
388 DMX, 'Party Up (Up in Here)' 1999
063 Dolly Parton, 'Jolene' 1974
263 Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors' 1971
209 Don Henley, 'Boys of Summer' 1984
052 Donna Summer, 'I Feel Love' 1977
029 Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' 1992
373 Drake, 'Hotline Bling' 2015
129 Drake feat. Majid Jordan, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' 2013
267 Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care' 2011
398 Duran Duran, 'Hungry Like the Wolf' 1982
168 Dusty Springfield, 'Son of a Preacher Man' 1968
065 Earth, Wind, and Fire, 'September' 1978
432 Eddie Cochran, 'Summertime Blues' 1958
047 Elton John, 'Tiny Dancer' 1972
149 Elton John, 'Rocket Man' 1972
202 Elton John, 'Your Song' 1970
371 Elton John, 'Bennie and the Jets' 1973
396 Elvis Costello, 'Alison' 1977
070 Elvis Presley, 'Suspicious Minds' 1969
216 Elvis Presley, 'Jailhouse Rock' 1957
347 Elvis Presley, 'Heartbreak Hotel' 1958
167 Eminem, 'Lose Yourself' 2002
223 Eminem feat. Dido, 'Stan' 2000
132 Eric B. and Rakim, 'Paid in Full' 1987
391 Eric Church, 'Springsteen' 2011
448 Erykah Badu, 'Tyrone' 1997
115 Etta James, 'At Last' 1960
353 Eurythmics, 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' 1983
323 Everly Brothers, 'All I Have to Do Is Dream' 1958
246 Faces, 'Ooh La La' 1973
443 Fall Out Boy, 'Sugar, We’re Goin Down' 2005
147 Fats Domino, 'Blueberry Hill' 1956
382 Fiona Apple, 'Paper Bag' 1999
423 Fiona Apple, 'Criminal' 1996
009 Fleetwood Mac, 'Dreams' 1977
163 Fleetwood Mac, 'Landslide' 1975
401 Fleetwood Mac, 'Go Your Own Way' 1977
409 Foo Fighters, 'Everlong' 1997
380 Fountains of Wayne, 'Radiation Vibe' 1996
367 Frank Ocean, 'Thinkin Bout You' 2012
359 Fugees, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1996
210 Funkadelic, 'One Nation Under a Groove' 1978
142 George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' 1980
126 George Michael, 'Freedom! '90' 1990
192 Geto Boys, 'Mind Playing Tricks on Me' 1991
258 Gil-Scott Heron, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' 1971
470 Gladys Knight and the Pips, 'Midnight Train to Georgia' 1973
206 Glen Campbell, 'Wichita Lineman' 1968
251 Gloria Gaynor, 'I Will Survive' 1978
307 Gnarls Barkley, 'Crazy' 2006
059 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 'The Message' 1982
150 Green Day, 'Basket Case' 1994
088 Guns N' Roses, 'Sweet Child O' Mine' 1987
491 Guns N' Roses, 'Welcome to the Jungle' 1987
336 Hall and Oates, 'She’s Gone' 1973
165 Hank Williams, 'I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry' 1949
237 Hank Williams, 'Your Cheatin' Heart' 1953
496 Harry Nilsson, 'Without You' 1971
428 Harry Styles, 'Sign of the Times' 2017
208 Hole, 'Doll Parts' 1994
154 Howlin’ Wolf, 'Spoonful' 1960
352 Ice Cube, 'It Was a Good Day' 1992
325 Iggy Pop, 'Lust for Life' 1977
221 Ike and Tina Turner, 'River Deep, Mountain High' 1966
282 INXS, 'Never Tear Us Apart' 1988
312 Isaac Hayes, 'Walk on By' 1969
034 James Brown, 'Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag' 1966
196 James Brown, 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine' 1970
393 James Brown, 'Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)' 1968
146 James Taylor, 'Fire and Rain' 1970
475 Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation' 1989
096 Jay-Z, '99 Problems' 2003
394 Jeff Buckley, 'Grace' 1994
455 Jefferson Airplane, 'White Rabbit' 1967
242 Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' 1957
361 Jimmy Cliff, 'The Harder They Come' 1972
249 Joan Jett, 'Bad Reputation' 1980
315 John Coltrane, 'Pt. 1-Acknowledgement' 1965
463 John Lee Hooker, 'Boom Boom' 1962
019 John Lennon, 'Imagine' 1971
350 John Prine, 'Angel From Montgomery' 1971
076 Johnny Cash, 'I Walk the Line' 1956
201 Johnny Cash, 'Ring of Fire' 1963
026 Joni Mitchell, 'A Case of You' 1971
225 Joni Mitchell, 'Both Sides Now' 1969
247 Joni Mitchell, 'River' 1971
464 Joni Mitchell, 'Help Me' 1974
351 Jorge Ben, 'Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)' 1976
133 Journey, 'Don’t Stop Believin’' 1981
041 Joy Division, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' 1980
478 Juvenile feat. Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh, 'Back That Azz Up' 1998
362 Kacey Musgraves, 'Merry Go 'Round' 2013
500 Kanye West, 'Stronger' 2007
025 Kanye West feat. Pusha T, 'Runaway' 2010
060 Kate Bush, 'Running Up That Hill' 1985
093 Kelly Clarkson, 'Since U Been Gone' 2004
045 Kendrick Lamar, 'Alright' 2015
404 Kiss, 'Rock and Roll All Nite' 1975
304 Kraftwerk, 'Trans-Europe Express' 1977
476 Kris Kristofferson, 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' 1970
482 Lady Gaga, 'Bad Romance' 2009
456 Lana Del Rey, 'Summertime Sadness' 2012
049 Lauryn Hill, 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 1998
087 LCD Soundsystem, 'All My Friends' 2007
061 Led Zeppelin, 'Stairway to Heaven' 1971
128 Led Zeppelin, 'Whole Lotta Love' 1969
148 Led Zeppelin, 'Kashmir' 1975
074 Leonard Cohen, 'Hallelujah' 1984
284 Leonard Cohen, 'Suzanne' 1967
490 Lil Nas X, 'Old Town Road' 2019
486 Lil Wayne, 'A Milli' 2009
035 Little Richard, 'Tutti-Frutti' 1955
092 Little Richard, 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' 1958
308 Liz Phair, 'Divorce Song' 1993
497 Lizzo, 'Truth Hurts' 2017
030 Lorde, 'Royals' 2011
255 Loretta Lynn, 'Coal Miner’s Daughter' 1970
180 Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side' 1972
171 Louis Armstrong, 'What a Wonderful World' 1967
437 Lucinda Williams, 'Passionate Kisses' 1988
466 Luther Vandross, 'Never Too Much' 1981
407 Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Free Bird' 1973
046 M.I.A., 'Paper Planes' 2008
055 Madonna, 'Like a Prayer' 1989
139 Madonna, 'Vogue' 1990
161 Madonna, 'Into the Groove' 1985
419 Mariah Carey, 'Fantasy' 1995
417 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk' 2015
335 Marshall Jefferson, 'Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)' 1986
130 Martha and the Vandellas, 'Dancing in the Street' 1964
257 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 'Heat Wave' 1963
006 Marvin Gaye, 'What’s Going On' 1971
119 Marvin Gaye, 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' 1968
198 Marvin Gaye, 'Sexual Healing' 1982
264 Marvin Gaye, 'Let's Get It On' 1973
327 Mary J. Blige, 'Real Love' 1992
468 Mazzy Star, 'Fade Into You' 1993
438 Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, 'Savage (Remix)' 2020
376 Merle Haggard, 'Mama Tried' 1968
256 Metallica, 'Master of Puppets' 1986
390 Metallica, 'Enter Sandman' 1991
044 Michael Jackson, 'Billie Jean' 1982
185 Michael Jackson, 'Beat It' 1982
354 Michael Jackson, 'Rock With You' 1979
451 Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, 'Bad and Boujee' 2016
492 Miles Davis, 'So What' 1959
441 Miranda Lambert, 'The House That Built Me' 2010
453 Missy Elliot, 'The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)' 1997
008 Missy Elliott, 'Get Ur Freak On' 2001
056 Missy Elliott, 'Work It' 2000
215 Mobb Deep, 'Shook Ones, Pt. II' 1995
442 Motörhead, 'Ace of Spades' 1980
166 Mott the Hoople, 'All the Young Dudes' 1972
425 Muddy Waters, 'Mannish Boy' 1955
190 N.W.A, 'Fuck tha Police' 1988
248 N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' 1988
259 Neil Young, 'Heart of Gold' 1972
322 Neil Young, 'After the Gold Rush' 1970
450 Neil Young, 'Powderfinger' 1979
412 Neneh Cherry, 'Buffalo Stance' 1988
220 New Order, 'Bizarre Love Triangle' 1986
235 New Order, 'Blue Monday' 1983
387 New York Dolls, 'Personality Crisis' 1973
162 Nick Drake, 'Pink Moon' 1972
426 Nicki Minaj, 'Super Bass' 2010
172 Nina Simone, 'Mississippi Goddam' 1964
270 Nine Inch Nails, 'Closer' 1994
005 Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 1991
467 Nirvana, 'Come as You Are' 1991
032 Notorious B.I.G., 'Juicy' 1994
095 Oasis, 'Wonderwall' 1995
038 Otis Redding, '(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay' 1967
136 Otis Redding, 'Try a Little Tenderness' 1966
010 Outkast, 'Hey Ya!' 2003
039 Outkast, 'B.O.B.' 2000
145 Outkast, 'Ms. Jackson' 2000
252 Parliament, 'Flash Light' 1977
195 Patsy Cline, 'Crazy' 1961
097 Patti Smith, 'Gloria' 1975
358 Patti Smith, 'Because the Night' 1978
262 Paul Simon, 'American Tune' 1973
244 Pavement, 'Summer Babe (Winter Version)' 1992
416 Pearl Jam, 'Alive' 1991
433 Pet Shop Boys, 'West End Girls' 1984
430 Pete Rock and CL Smooth, 'They Reminisce Over You' 1992
472 Peter Gabriel, 'Solsbury Hill' 1977
291 Phil Collins, 'In the Air Tonight' 1981
179 Pink Floyd, 'Comfortably Numb' 1979
302 Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here' 1975
194 PJ Harvey, 'Rid of Me' 1993
389 Pretenders, 'Brass in Pocket' 1979
085 Prince, 'Kiss' 1986
339 Prince, '1999' 1982
360 Prince, 'Little Red Corvette' 1982
431 Prince, 'Adore' 1987
018 Prince and the Revolution, 'Purple Rain' 1984
037 Prince and the Revolution, 'When Doves Cry' 1984
271 Procol Harum, 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' 1967
002 Public Enemy, 'Fight the Power' 1989
397 Public Enemy, 'Bring the Noise' 1987
075 Pulp, 'Common People' 1996
017 Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 1975
429 Queen and David Bowie, 'Under Pressure' 1981
112 R.E.M., 'Losing My Religion' 1991
160 R.E.M., 'Nightswimming' 1992
174 R.E.M., 'Radio Free Europe' 1983
048 Radiohead, 'Idioteque' 2000
118 Radiohead, 'Creep' 1992
279 Radiohead, 'Karma Police' 1997
207 Rage Against the Machine, 'Killing in the Name' 1992
064 Ramones, 'Blitzkrieg Bop' 1976
434 Ramones, 'Sheena Is a Punk Rocker' 1977
275 Randy Newman, 'Sail Away' 1972
080 Ray Charles, 'What'd I Say' 1957
283 Ray Charles, 'Georgia on My Mind' 1960
328 Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Under the Bridge' 1964
153 Rick James, 'Super Freak' 1981
332 Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, 'Umbrella' 2007
326 Rilo Kiley, 'Portions for Foxes' 2004
116 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, 'It Takes Two' 1988
481 Robert Johnson, 'Cross Road Blues' 1937
273 Roberta Flack, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1973
020 Robyn, 'Dancing on My Own' 2010
141 Rod Stewart, 'Maggie May' 1971
348 Roxy Music, 'Virginia Plain' 1972
461 Roy Orbison, 'Crying' 1962
403 Rufus and Chaka Khan, 'Ain’t Nobody' 1983
406 Run-DMC, 'Sucker MC's' 1984
435 Rush, 'Limelight' 1981
459 Sade, 'No Ordinary Love' 1992
003 Sam Cooke, 'A Change Is Gonna Come' 1964
479 Santana, 'Oye Como Va' 1970
299 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 'I Put a Spell on You' 1956
405 Selena, 'Amor Prohibido' 1994
125 Sex Pistols, 'Anarchy in the U.K.' 1977
365 Sex Pistols, 'God Save the Queen' 1977
066 Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' 1970
182 Simon and Garfunkel, 'The Sounds of Silence' 1964
184 Sinéad O’Connor, 'Nothing Compares 2 U' 1990
454 Sister Nancy, 'Bam Bam' 1982
057 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Family Affair' 1971
109 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Everyday People' 1968
054 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tracks of My Tears' 1965
313 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tears of a Clown' 1967
487 Solange, 'Cranes in the Sky' 2016
157 Sonic Youth, 'Teenage Riot' 1988
368 Soundgarden, 'Black Hole Sun' 1994
460 Steel Pulse, 'Ku Klux Klan' 1978
214 Steely Dan, 'Deacon Blues' 1977
217 Stevie Nicks, 'Edge of Seventeen' 1981
012 Stevie Wonder, 'Superstition' 1972
113 Stevie Wonder, 'Higher Ground' 1973
183 Stevie Wonder, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' 1972
203 Stevie Wonder, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' 1970
427 Sugar Hill Gang, 'Rapper's Delight' 1979
399 Sylvester, 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' 1978
445 T. Rex, 'Cosmic Dancer' 1971
028 Talking Heads, 'Once in a Lifetime' 1980
123 Talking Heads, 'This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)' 1983
473 Tammy Wynette, 'Stand by Your Man' 1968
069 Taylor Swift, 'All Too Well' 2012
357 Taylor Swift, 'Blank Space' 2014
319 Tears for Fears, 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' 1985
173 Television, 'Marquee Moon' 1977
471 The Animals, 'The House of the Rising Sun' 1964
300 The B-52's, 'Rock Lobster' 1978
058 The Band, 'The Weight' 1968
011 The Beach Boys, 'God Only Knows' 1966
053 The Beach Boys, 'Good Vibrations' 1966
007 The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever' 1967
015 The Beatles, 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' 1963
024 The Beatles, 'A Day in the Life' 1967
072 The Beatles, 'Yesterday' 1965
089 The Beatles, 'Hey Jude' 1968
098 The Beatles, 'In My Life' 1965
110 The Beatles, 'Something' 1969
121 The Beatles, 'Let It Be' 1970
135 The Beatles, 'She Loves You' 1964
243 The Beatles, 'Eleanor Rigby' 1966
280 The Beatles, 'Penny Lane' 1967
447 The Beatles, 'Help!' 1965
489 The Breeders, 'Cannonball' 1993
181 The Byrds, 'Eight Miles High' 1966
230 The Byrds, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
369 The Cars, 'Just What I Needed' 1978
143 The Clash, 'London Calling' 1980
340 The Clash, '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais' 1978
366 The Crystals, 'Da Doo Ron Ron' 1963
108 The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven' 1987
377 The Cure, 'Pictures of You' 1989
343 The Doobie Brothers, 'What a Fool Believes' 1979
310 The Doors, 'Light My Fire' 1967
375 The Drifters, 'Up on the Roof' 1964
311 The Eagles, 'Hotel California' 1976
170 The Five Satins, 'In the Still of the Night' 1956
175 The Flamingos, 'I Only Have Eyes for You' 1959
078 The Four Tops, 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)' 1967
483 The Four Tops, 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' 1965
288 The Funky 4 + 1, 'That's the Joint' 1980
477 The Go-Gos, 'Our Lips Are Sealed' 1981
334 The Grateful Dead, 'Ripple' 1970
364 The Grateful Dead, 'Box of Rain' 1970
122 The Impressions, 'People Get Ready' 1965
268 The Isley Brothers, 'Shout (Parts 1 and 2)' 1959
104 The Jackson 5, 'I Want You Back' 1969
040 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'All Along the Watchtower' 1968
188 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing' 1967
250 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Purple Haze' 1967
378 The Killers, 'Mr. Brightside' 2003
156 The Kingsmen, 'Louie Louie' 1963
014 The Kinks, 'Waterloo Sunset' 1967
176 The Kinks, 'You Really Got Me' 1964
386 The Kinks, 'Lola' 1970
420 The Mamas and the Papas, 'California Dreamin' ' 1965
331 The Marvelettes, 'Please Mr. Postman' 1961
158 The Meters, 'Cissy Strut' 1969
077 The Modern Lovers, 'Roadrunner' 1976
341 The Monkees, 'I'm a Believer' 1966
330 The Notorious B.I.G., 'Big Poppa' 1994
493 The Pixies, 'Where Is My Mind?' 1988
305 The Police, 'Every Breath You Take' 1983
265 The Replacements, 'Left of the Dial' 1985
269 The Righteous Brothers, 'Unchained Melody' 1965
013 The Rolling Stones, 'Gimme Shelter' 1969
031 The Rolling Stones, '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' 1965
086 The Rolling Stones, 'Tumbling Dice' 1972
106 The Rolling Stones, 'Sympathy for the Devil' 1968
144 The Rolling Stones, 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash' 1968
193 The Rolling Stones, 'Wild Horses' 1971
213 The Rolling Stones, 'Paint It, Black' 1966
022 The Ronettes, 'Be My Baby' 1963
316 The Shangri-Las, 'Leader of the Pack' 1964
151 The Shirelles, 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' 1960
381 The Slits, 'Typical Girls' 1979
226 The Smiths, 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' 1986
421 The Smiths, 'How Soon Is Now?' 1984
186 The Staple Singers, 'I'll Take You There' 1972
314 The Stooges, 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' 1969
155 The Strokes, 'Last Nite' 2001
234 The Supremes, 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On' 1966
254 The Supremes, 'Stop! In the Name of Love' 1965
499 The Supremes, 'Baby Love' 1964
043 The Temptations, 'My Girl' 1965
333 The Temptations, 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone' 1972
081 The Velvet Underground, 'I’m Waiting for the Man' 1967
294 The Velvet Underground, 'Sweet Jane' 1970
260 The Wailers, 'Get Up, Stand Up' 1973
488 The Weeknd, 'House of Balloons' 2011
036 The White Stripes, 'Seven Nation Army' 2003
159 The Who, 'Baba O'Riley' 1971
232 The Who, 'My Generation' 1965
295 The Who, 'Won't Get Fooled Again' 1971
349 The Zombies, 'Time of the Season' 1968
355 Thelma Houston, 'Don't Leave Me This Way' 1976
413 Them, 'Gloria' 1965
272 Thin Lizzy, 'The Boys Are Back in Town' 1976
134 Tina Turner, 'What's Love Got to Do With It' 1984
127 TLC, 'Waterfalls' 1995
303 TLC, 'No Scrubs' 1999
219 Tom Petty, 'Free Fallin'' 1989
169 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'American Girl' 1976
278 Toots and the Maytals, 'Pressure Drop' 1973
452 Toto, 'Africa' 1982
498 Townes Van Zandt, 'Pancho and Lefty' 1972
071 Tracy Chapman, 'Fast Car' 1988
062 U2, 'One' 1992
211 U2, 'With or Without You' 1987
321 U2, 'I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For' 1987
091 UGK feat. Outkast, 'Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)' 2007
290 Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris, 'Yeah!' 2004
177 Van Halen, 'Jump' 1983
462 Van Morrison, 'Into the Mystic' 1970
484 Weezer, 'Buddy Holly' 1994
094 Whitney Houston, 'I Will Always Love You' 1992
231 Whitney Houston, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' 1987
411 Wilco, 'Heavy Metal Drummer' 2002
374 William DeVaughn, 'Be Thankful for What You Got' 1974
253 Willie Nelson, 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' 1975
218 Wilson Pickett, 'In the Midnight Hour' 1965
229 Woody Guthrie, 'This Land Is Your Land' 1951
107 Wu-Tang Clan, 'C.R.E.A.M.' 1994
120 X-Ray Spex, 'Oh Bondage! Up Yours!' 1977
101 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps' 2003
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Re: 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone Magazine version 2021)

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And by year, why not. I think some of these years are a little off though.

481 Robert Johnson, 'Cross Road Blues' 1937
021 Billie Holiday, 'Strange Fruit' 1939
165 Hank Williams, 'I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry' 1949
229 Woody Guthrie, 'This Land Is Your Land' 1951
237 Hank Williams, 'Your Cheatin' Heart' 1953
318 Big Mama Thornton, 'Hound Dog' 1953
035 Little Richard, 'Tutti-Frutti' 1955
102 Chuck Berry, 'Maybelline' 1955
277 Bo Diddley, 'Bo Diddley' 1955
425 Muddy Waters, 'Mannish Boy' 1955
076 Johnny Cash, 'I Walk the Line' 1956
147 Fats Domino, 'Blueberry Hill' 1956
170 The Five Satins, 'In the Still of the Night' 1956
299 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 'I Put a Spell on You' 1956
080 Ray Charles, 'What'd I Say' 1957
124 Buddy Holly, 'That’ll Be the Day' 1957
216 Elvis Presley, 'Jailhouse Rock' 1957
242 Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' 1957
033 Chuck Berry, 'Johnny B. Goode' 1958
092 Little Richard, 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' 1958
323 Everly Brothers, 'All I Have to Do Is Dream' 1958
347 Elvis Presley, 'Heartbreak Hotel' 1958
370 Buddy Holly, 'Peggy Sue' 1958
432 Eddie Cochran, 'Summertime Blues' 1958
175 The Flamingos, 'I Only Have Eyes for You' 1959
268 The Isley Brothers, 'Shout (Parts 1 and 2)' 1959
492 Miles Davis, 'So What' 1959
115 Etta James, 'At Last' 1960
151 The Shirelles, 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' 1960
154 Howlin’ Wolf, 'Spoonful' 1960
283 Ray Charles, 'Georgia on My Mind' 1960
131 Ben E. King, 'Stand by Me' 1961
195 Patsy Cline, 'Crazy' 1961
331 The Marvelettes, 'Please Mr. Postman' 1961
418 Booker T. and the MGs, 'Green Onions' 1962
461 Roy Orbison, 'Crying' 1962
463 John Lee Hooker, 'Boom Boom' 1962
015 The Beatles, 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' 1963
022 The Ronettes, 'Be My Baby' 1963
100 Bob Dylan, 'Blowin' in the Wind' 1963
156 The Kingsmen, 'Louie Louie' 1963
201 Johnny Cash, 'Ring of Fire' 1963
257 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 'Heat Wave' 1963
366 The Crystals, 'Da Doo Ron Ron' 1963
003 Sam Cooke, 'A Change Is Gonna Come' 1964
051 Dionne Warwick, 'Walk on By' 1964
130 Martha and the Vandellas, 'Dancing in the Street' 1964
135 The Beatles, 'She Loves You' 1964
172 Nina Simone, 'Mississippi Goddam' 1964
176 The Kinks, 'You Really Got Me' 1964
182 Simon and Garfunkel, 'The Sounds of Silence' 1964
316 The Shangri-Las, 'Leader of the Pack' 1964
328 Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Under the Bridge' 1964
342 Chuck Berry, 'Promised Land' 1964
375 The Drifters, 'Up on the Roof' 1964
471 The Animals, 'The House of the Rising Sun' 1964
499 The Supremes, 'Baby Love' 1964
004 Bob Dylan, 'Like a Rolling Stone' 1965
031 The Rolling Stones, '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' 1965
043 The Temptations, 'My Girl' 1965
054 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tracks of My Tears' 1965
072 The Beatles, 'Yesterday' 1965
083 Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row' 1965
098 The Beatles, 'In My Life' 1965
122 The Impressions, 'People Get Ready' 1965
164 Bob Dylan, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
187 Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' 1965
218 Wilson Pickett, 'In the Midnight Hour' 1965
230 The Byrds, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
232 The Who, 'My Generation' 1965
254 The Supremes, 'Stop! In the Name of Love' 1965
269 The Righteous Brothers, 'Unchained Melody' 1965
315 John Coltrane, 'Pt. 1-Acknowledgement' 1965
413 Them, 'Gloria' 1965
420 The Mamas and the Papas, 'California Dreamin' ' 1965
447 The Beatles, 'Help!' 1965
483 The Four Tops, 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' 1965
011 The Beach Boys, 'God Only Knows' 1966
034 James Brown, 'Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag' 1966
053 The Beach Boys, 'Good Vibrations' 1966
136 Otis Redding, 'Try a Little Tenderness' 1966
181 The Byrds, 'Eight Miles High' 1966
213 The Rolling Stones, 'Paint It, Black' 1966
221 Ike and Tina Turner, 'River Deep, Mountain High' 1966
234 The Supremes, 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On' 1966
243 The Beatles, 'Eleanor Rigby' 1966
297 Beach Boys, 'Wouldn’t It Be Nice' 1966
317 Bob Dylan, 'Visions of Johanna' 1966
341 The Monkees, 'I'm a Believer' 1966
001 Aretha Franklin, 'Respect' 1967
007 The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever' 1967
014 The Kinks, 'Waterloo Sunset' 1967
024 The Beatles, 'A Day in the Life' 1967
038 Otis Redding, '(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay' 1967
078 The Four Tops, 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)' 1967
081 The Velvet Underground, 'I’m Waiting for the Man' 1967
090 Aretha Franklin, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' 1967
171 Louis Armstrong, 'What a Wonderful World' 1967
188 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing' 1967
191 Bobbie Gentry, 'Ode to Billie Joe' 1967
250 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Purple Haze' 1967
271 Procol Harum, 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' 1967
280 The Beatles, 'Penny Lane' 1967
284 Leonard Cohen, 'Suzanne' 1967
306 Aretha Franklin, 'Chain of Fools' 1967
310 The Doors, 'Light My Fire' 1967
313 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tears of a Clown' 1967
455 Jefferson Airplane, 'White Rabbit' 1967
040 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'All Along the Watchtower' 1968
058 The Band, 'The Weight' 1968
089 The Beatles, 'Hey Jude' 1968
106 The Rolling Stones, 'Sympathy for the Devil' 1968
109 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Everyday People' 1968
117 Aretha Franklin, 'I Say a Little Prayer' 1968
119 Marvin Gaye, 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' 1968
144 The Rolling Stones, 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash' 1968
168 Dusty Springfield, 'Son of a Preacher Man' 1968
206 Glen Campbell, 'Wichita Lineman' 1968
349 The Zombies, 'Time of the Season' 1968
376 Merle Haggard, 'Mama Tried' 1968
393 James Brown, 'Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)' 1968
473 Tammy Wynette, 'Stand by Your Man' 1968
013 The Rolling Stones, 'Gimme Shelter' 1969
070 Elvis Presley, 'Suspicious Minds' 1969
104 The Jackson 5, 'I Want You Back' 1969
110 The Beatles, 'Something' 1969
128 Led Zeppelin, 'Whole Lotta Love' 1969
152 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Proud Mary' 1969
158 The Meters, 'Cissy Strut' 1969
189 David Bowie, 'Space Oddity' 1969
222 Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' 1969
225 Joni Mitchell, 'Both Sides Now' 1969
227 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Fortunate Son' 1969
312 Isaac Hayes, 'Walk on By' 1969
314 The Stooges, 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' 1969
410 Allman Brothers Band, 'Whipping Post' 1969
066 Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' 1970
121 The Beatles, 'Let It Be' 1970
146 James Taylor, 'Fire and Rain' 1970
196 James Brown, 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine' 1970
202 Elton John, 'Your Song' 1970
203 Stevie Wonder, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' 1970
224 Derek and the Dominos, 'Layla' 1970
255 Loretta Lynn, 'Coal Miner’s Daughter' 1970
294 The Velvet Underground, 'Sweet Jane' 1970
322 Neil Young, 'After the Gold Rush' 1970
334 The Grateful Dead, 'Ripple' 1970
338 Black Sabbath, 'Paranoid' 1970
364 The Grateful Dead, 'Box of Rain' 1970
386 The Kinks, 'Lola' 1970
408 Cat Stevens/Yusuf, 'Father and Son' 1970
462 Van Morrison, 'Into the Mystic' 1970
474 Curtis Mayfield, 'Move On Up' 1970
476 Kris Kristofferson, 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' 1970
479 Santana, 'Oye Como Va' 1970
006 Marvin Gaye, 'What’s Going On' 1971
019 John Lennon, 'Imagine' 1971
026 Joni Mitchell, 'A Case of You' 1971
057 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Family Affair' 1971
061 Led Zeppelin, 'Stairway to Heaven' 1971
084 Al Green, 'Let's Stay Together' 1971
105 David Bowie, 'Life on Mars?' 1971
141 Rod Stewart, 'Maggie May' 1971
159 The Who, 'Baba O'Riley' 1971
193 The Rolling Stones, 'Wild Horses' 1971
200 David Bowie, 'Changes' 1971
247 Joni Mitchell, 'River' 1971
258 Gil-Scott Heron, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' 1971
263 Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors' 1971
295 The Who, 'Won't Get Fooled Again' 1971
309 Bill Withers, 'Ain't No Sunshine' 1971
344 Black Sabbath, 'Iron Man' 1971
345 Carole King, 'It’s Too Late' 1971
350 John Prine, 'Angel From Montgomery' 1971
445 T. Rex, 'Cosmic Dancer' 1971
496 Harry Nilsson, 'Without You' 1971
012 Stevie Wonder, 'Superstition' 1972
047 Elton John, 'Tiny Dancer' 1972
086 The Rolling Stones, 'Tumbling Dice' 1972
149 Elton John, 'Rocket Man' 1972
162 Nick Drake, 'Pink Moon' 1972
166 Mott the Hoople, 'All the Young Dudes' 1972
180 Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side' 1972
183 Stevie Wonder, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' 1972
186 The Staple Singers, 'I'll Take You There' 1972
236 Bill Withers, 'Lean on Me' 1972
259 Neil Young, 'Heart of Gold' 1972
261 Curtis Mayfield, 'Pusherman' 1972
274 Al Green, 'Love and Happiness' 1972
275 Randy Newman, 'Sail Away' 1972
293 Alice Cooper, 'School’s Out' 1972
333 The Temptations, 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone' 1972
348 Roxy Music, 'Virginia Plain' 1972
361 Jimmy Cliff, 'The Harder They Come' 1972
495 Carly Simon, 'You're So Vain' 1972
498 Townes Van Zandt, 'Pancho and Lefty' 1972
113 Stevie Wonder, 'Higher Ground' 1973
197 Ann Peebles, 'I Can't Stand the Rain' 1973
199 Aerosmith, 'Dream On' 1973
246 Faces, 'Ooh La La' 1973
260 The Wailers, 'Get Up, Stand Up' 1973
262 Paul Simon, 'American Tune' 1973
264 Marvin Gaye, 'Let's Get It On' 1973
273 Roberta Flack, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1973
278 Toots and the Maytals, 'Pressure Drop' 1973
336 Hall and Oates, 'She’s Gone' 1973
371 Elton John, 'Bennie and the Jets' 1973
387 New York Dolls, 'Personality Crisis' 1973
407 Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Free Bird' 1973
446 Bruce Springsteen, 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)' 1973
470 Gladys Knight and the Pips, 'Midnight Train to Georgia' 1973
063 Dolly Parton, 'Jolene' 1974
239 Big Star, 'September Gurls' 1974
266 Augustus Pablo, 'King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown' 1974
374 William DeVaughn, 'Be Thankful for What You Got' 1974
464 Joni Mitchell, 'Help Me' 1974
017 Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 1975
027 Bruce Springsteen, 'Born to Run' 1975
067 Bob Dylan, 'Tangled Up in Blue' 1975
097 Patti Smith, 'Gloria' 1975
111 Bruce Springsteen, 'Thunder Road' 1975
140 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'No Woman No Cry' 1975
148 Led Zeppelin, 'Kashmir' 1975
163 Fleetwood Mac, 'Landslide' 1975
204 David Bowie, 'Young Americans' 1975
253 Willie Nelson, 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' 1975
298 Bruce Springsteen, 'Jungleland' 1975
302 Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here' 1975
404 Kiss, 'Rock and Roll All Nite' 1975
064 Ramones, 'Blitzkrieg Bop' 1976
077 The Modern Lovers, 'Roadrunner' 1976
169 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'American Girl' 1976
212 Boston, 'More Than a Feeling' 1976
272 Thin Lizzy, 'The Boys Are Back in Town' 1976
286 ABBA, 'Dancing Queen' 1976
301 Bob Seger, 'Night Moves' 1976
311 The Eagles, 'Hotel California' 1976
351 Jorge Ben, 'Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)' 1976
355 Thelma Houston, 'Don't Leave Me This Way' 1976
400 David Bowie, 'Station to Station' 1976
449 Blue Öyster Cult, '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' 1976
009 Fleetwood Mac, 'Dreams' 1977
023 David Bowie, 'Heroes' 1977
052 Donna Summer, 'I Feel Love' 1977
099 Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive' 1977
120 X-Ray Spex, 'Oh Bondage! Up Yours!' 1977
125 Sex Pistols, 'Anarchy in the U.K.' 1977
173 Television, 'Marquee Moon' 1977
214 Steely Dan, 'Deacon Blues' 1977
252 Parliament, 'Flash Light' 1977
304 Kraftwerk, 'Trans-Europe Express' 1977
324 Billy Joel, 'Scenes From an Italian Restaurant' 1977
325 Iggy Pop, 'Lust for Life' 1977
365 Sex Pistols, 'God Save the Queen' 1977
396 Elvis Costello, 'Alison' 1977
401 Fleetwood Mac, 'Go Your Own Way' 1977
402 Bill Withers, 'Lovely Day' 1977
434 Ramones, 'Sheena Is a Punk Rocker' 1977
472 Peter Gabriel, 'Solsbury Hill' 1977
065 Earth, Wind, and Fire, 'September' 1978
210 Funkadelic, 'One Nation Under a Groove' 1978
251 Gloria Gaynor, 'I Will Survive' 1978
276 Buzzcocks, 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)' 1978
300 The B-52's, 'Rock Lobster' 1978
340 The Clash, '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais' 1978
356 Cheap Trick, 'Surrender' 1978
358 Patti Smith, 'Because the Night' 1978
369 The Cars, 'Just What I Needed' 1978
399 Sylvester, 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' 1978
460 Steel Pulse, 'Ku Klux Klan' 1978
068 Chic, 'Good Times' 1979
138 Blondie, 'Heart of Glass' 1979
179 Pink Floyd, 'Comfortably Numb' 1979
343 The Doobie Brothers, 'What a Fool Believes' 1979
354 Michael Jackson, 'Rock With You' 1979
381 The Slits, 'Typical Girls' 1979
389 Pretenders, 'Brass in Pocket' 1979
414 Blondie, 'Dreaming' 1979
427 Sugar Hill Gang, 'Rapper's Delight' 1979
450 Neil Young, 'Powderfinger' 1979
028 Talking Heads, 'Once in a Lifetime' 1980
041 Joy Division, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' 1980
042 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Redemption Song' 1980
142 George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' 1980
143 The Clash, 'London Calling' 1980
249 Joan Jett, 'Bad Reputation' 1980
287 AC/DC, 'You Shook Me All Night Long' 1980
288 The Funky 4 + 1, 'That's the Joint' 1980
363 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Could You Be Loved' 1980
385 Diana Ross, 'I'm Coming Out' 1980
442 Motörhead, 'Ace of Spades' 1980
133 Journey, 'Don’t Stop Believin’' 1981
153 Rick James, 'Super Freak' 1981
217 Stevie Nicks, 'Edge of Seventeen' 1981
291 Phil Collins, 'In the Air Tonight' 1981
429 Queen and David Bowie, 'Under Pressure' 1981
435 Rush, 'Limelight' 1981
466 Luther Vandross, 'Never Too Much' 1981
477 The Go-Gos, 'Our Lips Are Sealed' 1981
044 Michael Jackson, 'Billie Jean' 1982
059 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 'The Message' 1982
185 Michael Jackson, 'Beat It' 1982
198 Marvin Gaye, 'Sexual Healing' 1982
289 Bruce Springsteen, 'Atlantic City' 1982
339 Prince, '1999' 1982
360 Prince, 'Little Red Corvette' 1982
395 Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, 'Planet Rock' 1982
398 Duran Duran, 'Hungry Like the Wolf' 1982
452 Toto, 'Africa' 1982
454 Sister Nancy, 'Bam Bam' 1982
123 Talking Heads, 'This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)' 1983
174 R.E.M., 'Radio Free Europe' 1983
177 Van Halen, 'Jump' 1983
235 New Order, 'Blue Monday' 1983
305 The Police, 'Every Breath You Take' 1983
353 Eurythmics, 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' 1983
403 Rufus and Chaka Khan, 'Ain’t Nobody' 1983
494 Cyndi Lauper, 'Time After Time' 1983
018 Prince and the Revolution, 'Purple Rain' 1984
037 Prince and the Revolution, 'When Doves Cry' 1984
074 Leonard Cohen, 'Hallelujah' 1984
134 Tina Turner, 'What's Love Got to Do With It' 1984
209 Don Henley, 'Boys of Summer' 1984
406 Run-DMC, 'Sucker MC's' 1984
421 The Smiths, 'How Soon Is Now?' 1984
433 Pet Shop Boys, 'West End Girls' 1984
060 Kate Bush, 'Running Up That Hill' 1985
161 Madonna, 'Into the Groove' 1985
265 The Replacements, 'Left of the Dial' 1985
319 Tears for Fears, 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' 1985
085 Prince, 'Kiss' 1986
220 New Order, 'Bizarre Love Triangle' 1986
226 The Smiths, 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' 1986
256 Metallica, 'Master of Puppets' 1986
335 Marshall Jefferson, 'Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)' 1986
457 Bon Jovi, 'Livin' on a Prayer' 1986
088 Guns N' Roses, 'Sweet Child O' Mine' 1987
108 The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven' 1987
132 Eric B. and Rakim, 'Paid in Full' 1987
211 U2, 'With or Without You' 1987
231 Whitney Houston, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' 1987
321 U2, 'I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For' 1987
397 Public Enemy, 'Bring the Noise' 1987
431 Prince, 'Adore' 1987
491 Guns N' Roses, 'Welcome to the Jungle' 1987
071 Tracy Chapman, 'Fast Car' 1988
116 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, 'It Takes Two' 1988
157 Sonic Youth, 'Teenage Riot' 1988
190 N.W.A, 'Fuck tha Police' 1988
248 N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' 1988
282 INXS, 'Never Tear Us Apart' 1988
412 Neneh Cherry, 'Buffalo Stance' 1988
437 Lucinda Williams, 'Passionate Kisses' 1988
493 The Pixies, 'Where Is My Mind?' 1988
002 Public Enemy, 'Fight the Power' 1989
055 Madonna, 'Like a Prayer' 1989
219 Tom Petty, 'Free Fallin'' 1989
377 The Cure, 'Pictures of You' 1989
475 Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation' 1989
480 Biz Markie, 'Just a Friend' 1989
126 George Michael, 'Freedom! '90' 1990
139 Madonna, 'Vogue' 1990
184 Sinéad O’Connor, 'Nothing Compares 2 U' 1990
233 Deee-Lite, 'Groove Is in the Heart' 1990
241 Digital Underground, 'The Humpty Dance' 1990
292 A Tribe Called Quest, 'Can I Kick It?' 1990
415 Depeche Mode, 'Enjoy the Silence' 1990
005 Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 1991
112 R.E.M., 'Losing My Religion' 1991
192 Geto Boys, 'Mind Playing Tricks on Me' 1991
372 Bonnie Raitt, 'I Can't Make You Love Me' 1991
390 Metallica, 'Enter Sandman' 1991
416 Pearl Jam, 'Alive' 1991
467 Nirvana, 'Come as You Are' 1991
029 Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' 1992
062 U2, 'One' 1992
094 Whitney Houston, 'I Will Always Love You' 1992
118 Radiohead, 'Creep' 1992
160 R.E.M., 'Nightswimming' 1992
207 Rage Against the Machine, 'Killing in the Name' 1992
244 Pavement, 'Summer Babe (Winter Version)' 1992
327 Mary J. Blige, 'Real Love' 1992
352 Ice Cube, 'It Was a Good Day' 1992
430 Pete Rock and CL Smooth, 'They Reminisce Over You' 1992
459 Sade, 'No Ordinary Love' 1992
194 PJ Harvey, 'Rid of Me' 1993
296 Bikini Kill, 'Rebel Girl' 1993
308 Liz Phair, 'Divorce Song' 1993
458 Beck, 'Loser' 1993
468 Mazzy Star, 'Fade Into You' 1993
489 The Breeders, 'Cannonball' 1993
032 Notorious B.I.G., 'Juicy' 1994
107 Wu-Tang Clan, 'C.R.E.A.M.' 1994
150 Green Day, 'Basket Case' 1994
208 Hole, 'Doll Parts' 1994
245 Beastie Boys, 'Sabotage' 1994
270 Nine Inch Nails, 'Closer' 1994
330 The Notorious B.I.G., 'Big Poppa' 1994
368 Soundgarden, 'Black Hole Sun' 1994
394 Jeff Buckley, 'Grace' 1994
405 Selena, 'Amor Prohibido' 1994
422 Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage, 'Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)' 1994
484 Weezer, 'Buddy Holly' 1994
095 Oasis, 'Wonderwall' 1995
103 Alanis Morissette, 'You Oughta Know' 1995
127 TLC, 'Waterfalls' 1995
215 Mobb Deep, 'Shook Ones, Pt. II' 1995
320 2Pac, 'California Love' 1995
419 Mariah Carey, 'Fantasy' 1995
075 Pulp, 'Common People' 1996
359 Fugees, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1996
380 Fountains of Wayne, 'Radiation Vibe' 1996
423 Fiona Apple, 'Criminal' 1996
424 Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen, 'No Diggity' 1996
279 Radiohead, 'Karma Police' 1997
409 Foo Fighters, 'Everlong' 1997
448 Erykah Badu, 'Tyrone' 1997
453 Missy Elliot, 'The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)' 1997
049 Lauryn Hill, 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 1998
205 Britney Spears, '...Baby One More Time' 1998
238 Aaliyah, 'Are You That Somebody?' 1998
337 Cher, 'Believe' 1998
439 Celia Cruz, 'La Vida Es un Carnaval' 1998
478 Juvenile feat. Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh, 'Back That Azz Up' 1998
240 Backstreet Boys, 'I Want It That Way' 1999
285 Destiny’s Child, 'Say My Name' 1999
303 TLC, 'No Scrubs' 1999
382 Fiona Apple, 'Paper Bag' 1999
388 DMX, 'Party Up (Up in Here)' 1999
039 Outkast, 'B.O.B.' 2000
048 Radiohead, 'Idioteque' 2000
056 Missy Elliott, 'Work It' 2000
145 Outkast, 'Ms. Jackson' 2000
223 Eminem feat. Dido, 'Stan' 2000
379 D’Angelo, 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)' 2000
469 Dixie Chicks, 'Goodbye Earl' 2000
008 Missy Elliott, 'Get Ur Freak On' 2001
155 The Strokes, 'Last Nite' 2001
167 Eminem, 'Lose Yourself' 2002
281 Clipse, 'Grindin'' 2002
411 Wilco, 'Heavy Metal Drummer' 2002
010 Outkast, 'Hey Ya!' 2003
016 Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, 'Crazy in Love' 2003
036 The White Stripes, 'Seven Nation Army' 2003
096 Jay-Z, '99 Problems' 2003
101 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps' 2003
114 Britney Spears, 'Toxic' 2003
378 The Killers, 'Mr. Brightside' 2003
440 Alicia Keys, 'If I Ain't Got You' 2003
444 50 Cent, 'In Da Club' 2003
093 Kelly Clarkson, 'Since U Been Gone' 2004
290 Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris, 'Yeah!' 2004
326 Rilo Kiley, 'Portions for Foxes' 2004
392 Coldplay, 'Fix You' 2005
443 Fall Out Boy, 'Sugar, We’re Goin Down' 2005
079 Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black' 2006
307 Gnarls Barkley, 'Crazy' 2006
087 LCD Soundsystem, 'All My Friends' 2007
091 UGK feat. Outkast, 'Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)' 2007
332 Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, 'Umbrella' 2007
500 Kanye West, 'Stronger' 2007
046 M.I.A., 'Paper Planes' 2008
228 Beyoncé, 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)' 2008
482 Lady Gaga, 'Bad Romance' 2009
486 Lil Wayne, 'A Milli' 2009
020 Robyn, 'Dancing on My Own' 2010
025 Kanye West feat. Pusha T, 'Runaway' 2010
050 Daddy Yankee feat. Glory, 'Gasolina' 2010
426 Nicki Minaj, 'Super Bass' 2010
441 Miranda Lambert, 'The House That Built Me' 2010
030 Lorde, 'Royals' 2011
082 Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep' 2011
267 Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care' 2011
391 Eric Church, 'Springsteen' 2011
485 Azealia Banks, '212' 2011
488 The Weeknd, 'House of Balloons' 2011
069 Taylor Swift, 'All Too Well' 2012
367 Frank Ocean, 'Thinkin Bout You' 2012
436 Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Call Me Maybe' 2012
456 Lana Del Rey, 'Summertime Sadness' 2012
129 Drake feat. Majid Jordan, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' 2013
362 Kacey Musgraves, 'Merry Go 'Round' 2013
465 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, 'Get Lucky' 2013
357 Taylor Swift, 'Blank Space' 2014
045 Kendrick Lamar, 'Alright' 2015
373 Drake, 'Hotline Bling' 2015
417 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk' 2015
073 Beyoncé, 'Formation' 2016
383 Childish Gambino, 'Redbone' 2016
451 Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, 'Bad and Boujee' 2016
487 Solange, 'Cranes in the Sky' 2016
428 Harry Styles, 'Sign of the Times' 2017
497 Lizzo, 'Truth Hurts' 2017
384 Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, 'I Like It' 2018
137 Ariana Grande, 'Thank U, Next' 2019
178 Billie Eilish, 'Bad Guy' 2019
490 Lil Nas X, 'Old Town Road' 2019
329 Bad Bunny, 'Safaera' 2020
346 BTS, 'Dynamite' 2020
438 Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, 'Savage (Remix)' 2020
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Gasolina actually is from 2004, not 2010. But it's a mistake of RS.
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Looking at the list sorted by year, it's almost like they are going out if their way to avoid any music that's not pop, rap, or R&B since the early 90s. The most recent song that could be classified as indie rock is All My Friends from 2007, and if you think that song is more electronic then it's Maps from 2003. Sonofsam summed it up perfectly, it's like this weird combination of boomer and millennial tastes. It really seems geared to reinforce the tastes of more casual music fans than to promote any sort of discovery.
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Random music point, but doesn't the instrumental lick on "Safaera" sound uncomfortably close to the lick on "Get Ur Freak On"?
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prosecutorgodot wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:12 am Random music point, but doesn't the instrumental lick on "Safaera" sound uncomfortably close to the lick on "Get Ur Freak On"?
Because it's a sample on the song.
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Yeah Rolling Stone also lists "Royals" as being released in 2011, when it's really 2013.
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Here's the RS song ranking as opposed to the AMF ranking (2018 edition) for comparison, very interested to know what the AMF 2021 edition looks like as compared to the rankings below.

RS | AMF
4 | 1º Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone 1965
13 | 2º The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter 1969
61 | 3º Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 1971
44 | 4º Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 1982
27 | 5º Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run 1975
5 | 6º Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991
24 | 7º The Beatles - A Day in the Life 1967
23 | 8º David Bowie - "Heroes" 1977
17 | 9º Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 1975
40 | 10º The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower 1968
106 | 11º The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil 1968
38 | 12º Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay 1968
37 | 13º Prince and The Revolution - When Doves Cry 1984
105 | 14º David Bowie - Life on Mars? 1971
12 | 15º Stevie Wonder - Superstition 1972
11 | 16º The Beach Boys - God Only Knows 1966
--- | 17º Radiohead - Paranoid Android 1997
143 | 18º The Clash - London Calling 1979
10 | 19º OutKast - Hey Ya! 2003
87 | 20º LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends 2007
53 | 21º The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 1966
226 | 22º The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out 1986
41 | 23º Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 1980
224 | 24º Derek and The Dominos - Layla 1970
31 | 25º The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 1965
189 | 26º David Bowie - Space Oddity 1969
--- | 27º The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony 1997
--- | 28º Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights 1978
28 | 29º Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime 1980
235 | 30º New Order - Blue Monday 1983
6 | 31º Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 1971
46 | 32º M.I.A. - Paper Planes 2007
7 | 33º The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever 1967
18 | 34º Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain 1984
112 | 35º R.E.M. - Losing My Religion 1991
14 | 36º The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset 1967
72 | 37º The Beatles - Yesterday 1965
213 | 38º The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black 1966
66 | 39º Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970
89 | 40º The Beatles - Hey Jude 1968
421 | 41º The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? 1984
75 | 42º Pulp - Common People 1995
159 | 43º The Who - Baba O'Riley 1971
471 | 44º The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun 1964
182 | 45º Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence 1965
21 | 46º Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit 1939
22 | 47º The Ronettes - Be My Baby 1963
3 | 48º Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come 1964
88 | 49º Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine 1987
36 | 50º The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army 2003
1 | 51º Aretha Franklin - Respect 1967
111 | 52º Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road 1975
311 | 53º Eagles - Hotel California 1976
33 | 54º Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode 1958
118 | 55º Radiohead - Creep 1992
84 | 56º Al Green - Let's Stay Together 1971
--- | 57º Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 1994
--- | 58º Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees 1995
119 | 59º Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine 1968
243 | 60º The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby 1966
121 | 61º The Beatles - Let It Be 1970
415 | 62º Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence 1990
307 | 63º Gnarls Barkley - Crazy 2006
--- | 64º M83 - Midnight City 2011
--- | 65º The Smiths - This Charming Man 1983
--- | 66º Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out 2004
302 | 67º Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 1975
59 | 68º Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - The Message 1982
39 | 69º OutKast - B.O.B (Bombs Over Baghdad) 2000
108 | 70º The Cure - Just Like Heaven 1987
279 | 71º Radiohead - Karma Police 1997
--- | 72º Nina Simone - Sinnerman 1965
--- | 73º Johnny Cash - Hurt 2002
--- | 74º Pixies - Debaser 1989
310 | 75º The Doors - Light My Fire 1967
305 | 76º The Police - Every Breath You Take 1983
180 | 77º Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side 1972
95 | 78º Oasis - Wonderwall 1995
25 | 79º Kanye West feat. Pusha T - Runaway 2010
420 | 80º The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin' 1965
328 | 81º Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge 1991
--- | 82º Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer 1969
--- | 83º The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1968
--- | 84º Love - Alone Again Or 1967
173 | 85º Television - Marquee Moon 1977
157 | 86º Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot 1988
98 | 87º The Beatles - In My Life 1965
19 | 88º John Lennon - Imagine 1971
167 | 89º Eminem - Lose Yourself 2002
--- | 90º Oasis - Live Forever 1994
493 | 91º Pixies - Where Is My Mind? 1988
211 | 92º U2 - With or Without You 1987
104 | 93º The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back 1969
232 | 94º The Who - My Generation 1965
52 | 95º Donna Summer - I Feel Love 1977
--- | 96º ABBA - Dancing Queen 1976
--- | 97º Nirvana - All Apologies 1993
148 | 98º Led Zeppelin - Kashmir 1975
--- | 99º The Velvet Underground - Heroin 1967
--- | 100º The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows 1966
465 | 101º Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 2013
295 | 102º The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again 1971
67 | 103º Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue 1975
--- | 104º U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday 1983
60 | 105º Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 1985
--- | 106º David Bowie - Starman 1972
338 | 107º Black Sabbath - Paranoid 1970
--- | 108º Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) 2004
62 | 109º U2 - One 1991
--- | 110º Arcade Fire - Wake Up 2004
2 | 111º Public Enemy - Fight the Power 1989
--- | 112º Stevie Wonder - Living for the City 1973
353 | 113º Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 1983
202 | 114º Elton John - Your Song 1970
333 | 115º The Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1972
401 | 116º Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way 1976
--- | 117º Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy 1991
455 | 118º Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit 1967
407 | 119º Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird 1973
--- | 120º Blur - Song 2 1997
200 | 121º David Bowie - Changes 1971
--- | 122º Lou Reed - Perfect Day 1972
138 | 123º Blondie - Heart of Glass 1978
185 | 124º Michael Jackson - Beat It 1982
15 | 125º The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand 1963
--- | 126º Massive Attack - Teardrop 1998
--- | 127º Radiohead - No Surprises 1997
--- | 128º Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing 1978
--- | 129º The Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs 1967
99 | 130º Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive 1977
447 | 131º The Beatles - Help! 1965
--- | 132º Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 1979
--- | 133º The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 1995
--- | 134º The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 1968
--- | 135º Sufjan Stevens - Chicago 2005
176 | 136º The Kinks - You Really Got Me 1964
--- | 137º Grimes - Oblivion 2012
43 | 138º The Temptations - My Girl 1964
131 | 139º Ben E. King - Stand by Me 1961
220 | 140º New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle 1986
140 | 141º Bob Marley and The Wailers - No Woman No Cry 1974
55 | 142º Madonna - Like a Prayer 1989
319 | 143º Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World 1985
128 | 144º Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love 1969
155 | 145º The Strokes - Last Nite 2001
227 | 146º Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son 1969
--- | 147º Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger 1995
78 | 148º Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There 1966
80 | 149º Ray Charles - What'd I Say 1959
179 | 150º Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb 1979
468 | 151º Mazzy Star - Fade into You 1993
--- | 152º Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc. 2005
429 | 153º Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure 1981
--- | 154º Soft Cell - Tainted Love 1981
--- | 155º The Doors - Riders on the Storm 1971
71 | 156º Tracy Chapman - Fast Car 1988
145 | 157º OutKast - Ms. Jackson 2000
--- | 158º MGMT - Time to Pretend 2007
101 | 159º Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps 2003
125 | 160º Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the U.K. 1976
149 | 161º Elton John - Rocket Man 1972
184 | 162º Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U 1990
64 | 163º Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop 1976
82 | 164º Adele - Rolling in the Deep 2010
347 | 165º Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel 1956
168 | 166º Dusty Springfield - Son-of-a Preacher Man 1968
123 | 167º Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) 1983
--- | 168º Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1975
321 | 169º U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 1987
--- | 170º David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes 1980
110 | 171º The Beatles - Something 1969
264 | 172º Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On 1973
206 | 173º Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman 1968
--- | 174º LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great 2007
--- | 175º The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning 1966
245 | 176º Beastie Boys - Sabotage 1994
85 | 177º Prince and The Revolution - Kiss 1986
--- | 178º Wilco - Jesus, Etc. 2002
259 | 179º Neil Young - Heart of Gold 1972
--- | 180º Funkadelic - Maggot Brain 1971
250 | 181º The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze 1967
48 | 182º Radiohead - Idioteque 2000
309 | 183º Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine 1971
467 | 184º Nirvana - Come As You Are 1991
70 | 185º Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds 1969
--- | 186º Lana Del Rey - Video Games 2011
409 | 187º Foo Fighters - Everlong 1997
--- | 188º Michael Jackson - Thriller 1982
196 | 189º James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine 1970
--- | 190º Pearl Jam - Black 1991
--- | 191º Pink Floyd - Time 1973
378 | 192º The Killers - Mr. Brightside 2003
--- | 193º Frank Ocean - Pyramids 2012
284 | 194º Leonard Cohen - Suzanne 1967
--- | 195º Portishead - Glory Box 1994
97 | 196º Patti Smith - Gloria 1975
9 | 197º Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 1977
35 | 198º Little Richard - Tutti Frutti 1955
--- | 199º Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues 1955
--- | 200º Prince - Sign 'O' the Times 1987
--- | 201º Daft Punk - One More Time 2000
144 | 202º The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash 1968
--- | 203º Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl 1967
54 | 204º Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears 1965
271 | 205º Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967
349 | 206º The Zombies - Time of the Season 1968
--- | 207º Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood 2001
297 | 208º The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice 1966
--- | 209º The Beatles - Come Together 1969
--- | 210º Björk - Hyper-Ballad 1995 (+87)
--- | 211º The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl 2001
--- | 212º Daft Punk - Digital Love 2001
474 | 213º Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up 1970
458 | 214º Beck - Loser 1993
--- | 215º Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely 2000
--- | 216º The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun 1969
--- | 217º Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe 1966
--- | 218º The Specials - Ghost Town 1981
--- | 219º Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven 1989
--- | 220º Talking Heads - Psycho Killer 1977
280 | 221º The Beatles - Penny Lane 1967
81 | 222º The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting for the Man 1967
42 | 223º Bob Marley and The Wailers - Redemption Song 1980
360 | 224º Prince and The Revolution - Little Red Corvette 1982
--- | 225º The Cure - A Forest 1980
339 | 226º Prince and The Revolution - 1999 1982
16 | 227º Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love 2003
--- | 228º The Knife - Heartbeats 2002
--- | 229º Radiohead - Pyramid Song 2001
--- | 230º The Undertones - Teenage Kicks 1978
223 | 231º Eminem feat. Dido - Stan 2000
--- | 232º The Human League - Don't You Want Me 1981
187 | 233º Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues 1965
--- | 234º Dick Dale - Miserlou 1962
--- | 235º Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO) 1998
--- | 236º Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke 1976
492 | 237º Miles Davis - So What 1959
--- | 238º LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge 2002
76 | 239º Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line 1956
--- | 240º Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 1979
--- | 241º The Stone Roses - Fools Gold 1989
291 | 242º Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight 1981
--- | 243º Kanye West - Power 2010
68 | 244º Chic - Good Times 1979
--- | 245º A-ha - Take On Me 1984
--- | 246º Coldplay - Clocks 2002
--- | 247º The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist 2000
--- | 248º Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street 1972
--- | 249º David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust 1972
--- | 250º The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 1964
491 | 251º Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle 1987
--- | 252º TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me 2006
239 | 253º Big Star - September Gurls 1974
--- | 254º Amy Winehouse - Rehab 2006
--- | 255º MGMT - Kids 2007
--- | 256º Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) 1985
193 | 257º The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses 1971
83 | 258º Bob Dylan - Desolation Row 1965
--- | 259º Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold 1966
--- | 260º Iggy and The Stooges - Search and Destroy 1973
124 | 261º The Crickets - That'll Be the Day 1957
449 | 262º Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper 1976
--- | 263º The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar 1971
--- | 264º The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 1965
494 | 265º Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time 1983
96 | 266º Jay-Z - 99 Problems 2003
--- | 267º Björk - Bachelorette 1997
--- | 268º Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks 1971
--- | 269º The La's - There She Goes 1988
--- | 270º Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love 1977
136 | 271º Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness 1966
150 | 272º Green Day - Basket Case 1994
--- | 273º Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?) 1978
130 | 274º Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing in the Street 1964
209 | 275º Don Henley - The Boys of Summer 1984
--- | 276º Guns N' Roses - November Rain 1991
--- | 277º Daft Punk - Da Funk 1995
--- | 278º Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water 1972
--- | 279º Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth 1966
--- | 280º Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal 1987
--- | 281º Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat 1988
--- | 282º My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep 1991
--- | 283º Radiohead - Let Down 1997
--- | 284º Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor 2005
--- | 285º Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over 1986
--- | 286º Jacques Brel - Amsterdam 1964
29 | 287º Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang 1992
--- | 288º The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey 1985
--- | 289º Roy Orbison - In Dreams 1963
47 | 290º Elton John - Tiny Dancer 1971
--- | 291º The Cure - Lovesong 1989
--- | 292º Queen - Don't Stop Me Now 1978
58 | 293º The Band - The Weight 1968
174 | 294º R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe 1981
--- | 295º The Cure - Lullaby 1989
--- | 296º The Clash - Train in Vain (Stand by Me) 1979
--- | 297º Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark 1984
--- | 298º Weezer - Say It Ain't So 1994
--- | 299º The Jam - Going Underground 1980
--- | 300º The Beatles - Ticket to Ride 1965
--- | 301º Portishead - The Rip 2008
--- | 302º Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five 1959
230 | 303º The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man 1965
396 | 304º Elvis Costello - Alison 1977
--- | 305º U2 - New Year's Day 1983
--- | 306º Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Je t'aime moi non plus 1969
368 | 307º Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun 1994
--- | 308º Kanye West feat. Rihanna - All of the Lights 2010
--- | 309º Modest Mouse - Float On 2004
152 | 310º Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary 1969
--- | 311º Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box 1993
--- | 312º Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 1974
--- | 313º David Bowie - Lazarus 2015
--- | 314º David Bowie - Moonage Daydream 1972
--- | 315º Nirvana - Lithium 1991
--- | 316º Kraftwerk - Das Modell/The Model 1978
--- | 317º The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio 2010
--- | 318º The Doors - Break On Through (To the Other Side) 1967
289 | 319º Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City 1982
--- | 320º The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man 1968
270 | 321º Nine Inch Nails - Closer 1994
198 | 322º Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing 1982
--- | 323º Oasis - Champagne Supernova 1995
--- | 324º The Cure - Boys Don't Cry 1979
--- | 325º My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow 1991
63 | 326º Dolly Parton - Jolene 1973
--- | 327º Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon 1984
--- | 328º Cream - Sunshine of Your Love 1967
--- | 329º Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen 1982
--- | 330º Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1983
--- | 331º Blur - Girls & Boys 1994
--- | 332º Fela and Africa 70 - Zombie 1976
--- | 333º Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas 1959
--- | 334º Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal 2008
--- | 335º Black Sabbath - War Pigs 1970
--- | 336º Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out) 1995
--- | 337º Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 2004
416 | 338º Pearl Jam - Alive 1991
418 | 339º Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions 1962
--- | 340º Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows 2002
--- | 341º Coldplay - Yellow 2000
--- | 342º Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
--- | 343º King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man 1969
--- | 344º The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want 1969
--- | 345º Bruce Springsteen - The River 1980
216 | 346º Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock 1957
--- | 347º Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head 2001
--- | 348º Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain 1970
--- | 349º Wham! feat. George Michael - Careless Whisper 1984
--- | 350º Pink Floyd - Echoes 1971
--- | 351º Bob Dylan - Hurricane 1975
--- | 352º George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 1970
30 | 353º Lorde - Royals 2013
199 | 354º Aerosmith - Dream On 1973
57 | 355º Sly and the Family Stone - Family Affair 1971
489 | 356º The Breeders - Cannonball 1993
--- | 357º Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto - The Girl from Ipanema 1964
117 | 358º Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer 1968
--- | 359º The Police - Roxanne 1978
--- | 360º Nina Simone - Feeling Good 1965
--- | 361º Deee-Lite - Groove Is in the Heart 1990
--- | 362º Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi - Tightrope 2010
442 | 363º Motörhead - Ace of Spades 1980
318 | 364º Elvis Presley - Hound Dog 1956
--- | 365º T. Rex - Get It On [Bang a Gong (Get It On)] 1971
--- | 366º The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes 1969
--- | 367º Big Star - Thirteen 1972
--- | 368º Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck 1992
107 | 369º Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) 1993
114 | 370º Britney Spears - Toxic 2003
--- | 371º Elliott Smith - Between the Bars 1997
315 | 372º John Coltrane - A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement 1965
--- | 373º Neil Young - Rockin' in the Free World 1989
--- | 374º The Beatles - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End 1969
358 | 375º Patti Smith Group - Because the Night 1978
--- | 376º Hercules and Love Affair feat. Antony Hegarty - Blind 2008
283 | 377º Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind 1960
--- | 378º Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock 1954
--- | 379º Del Shannon - Runaway 1961
--- | 380º The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love 1966
--- | 381º Édith Piaf - La Vie en rose 1945
--- | 382º Madonna - Like a Virgin 1984
--- | 383º The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?? 2002
113 | 384º Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground 1973
294 | 385º The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane 1970
300 | 386º The B-52's - Rock Lobster 1978
--- | 387º The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Wing 1967
--- | 388º Fleetwood Mac - The Chain 1977
77 | 389º Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner 1975
--- | 390º Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm 1993
--- | 391º New Order - Temptation 1982
457 | 392º Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer 1986
--- | 393º The Beatles - I Am the Walrus 1967
--- | 394º Robert Wyatt - Sea Song 1974
--- | 395º Coldplay - Viva La Vida 2008
161 | 396º Madonna - Into the Groove 1985
--- | 397º Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX 1995
--- | 398º Pixies - Here Comes Your Man 1989
--- | 399º James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good) 1965
--- | 400º Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 1997
--- | 401º Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry 2015
--- | 402º Portishead - Sour Times 1994
--- | 403º The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin 1967
--- | 404º Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire 1957
--- | 405º Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 1989
--- | 406º Tame Impala - Let It Happen 2015
--- | 407º The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women 1969
--- | 408º R.E.M. - It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 1987
--- | 409º John Coltrane - My Favorite Things 1961
--- | 410º Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. 2005
--- | 411º Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow 1939
344 | 412º Black Sabbath - Iron Man 1970
--- | 413º A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario 1991
--- | 414º The Postal Service - Such Great Heights 2003
--- | 415º Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love 1967
256 | 416º Metallica - Master of Puppets 1986
--- | 417º Radiohead - Reckoner 2007
135 | 418º The Beatles - She Loves You 1963
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--- | 420º Daft Punk - Around the World 1997
--- | 421º The Beach Boys - Surf's Up 1971
461 | 422º Roy Orbison - Crying 1961
--- | 423º The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year 1968
--- | 424º Animal Collective - My Girls 2009
--- | 425º Madonna - Ray of Light 1998
--- | 426º Elvis Costello and The Attractions - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding 1978
--- | 427º Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun 1983
--- | 428º Blondie - Call Me 1980
--- | 429º The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize 1999
20 | 430º Robyn - Dancing on My Own 2010
--- | 431º Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. 1984
34 | 432º James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 1965
--- | 433º Iggy Pop - The Passenger 1977
--- | 434º The Roots feat. Cody Chesnutt - The Seed 2.0 2002
--- | 435º The Cure - Friday I'm in Love 1992
26 | 436º Joni Mitchell - A Case of You 1971
--- | 437º The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends 1990
--- | 438º Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror 1987
--- | 439º The Cranberries - Zombie 1994
377 | 440º The Cure - Pictures of You 1989
--- | 441º David Bowie - Rebel Rebel 1974
8 | 442º Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On 2001
--- | 443º Simon and Garfunkel - America 1968
212 | 444º Boston - More Than a Feeling 1976
--- | 445º The National - Fake Empire 2007
177 | 446º Van Halen - Jump 1983
298 | 447º Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland 1975
--- | 448º PJ Harvey - Down by the Water 1995
248 | 449º N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton 1988
--- | 450º Joy Division - Atmosphere 1980
--- | 451º The Shins - New Slang 2001
--- | 452º My Bloody Valentine - Soon 1990
--- | 453º Grimes - REALiTi 2015
--- | 454º DJ Shadow - Building Steam with a Grain of Salt 1996
--- | 455º Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson 1968
195 | 456º Patsy Cline - Crazy 1961
181 | 457º The Byrds - Eight Miles High 1966
--- | 458º The Walkmen - The Rat 2004
75 | 459º Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 2006
162 | 460º Nick Drake - Pink Moon 1972
32 | 461º The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy 1994
--- | 462º Deep Purple - Child in Time 1970
51 | 463º Dionne Warwick - Walk On By 1964
--- | 464º Arcade Fire - Intervention 2006
--- | 465º Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild 1968
--- | 466º Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind 2009
365 | 467º Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen 1977
--- | 468º The Turtles - Happy Together 1967
221 | 469º Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High 1966
--- | 470º Don McLean - American Pie 1971
--- | 471º Neil Young - Cortez the Killer 1975
244 | 472º Pavement - Summer Babe 1991
--- | 473º Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is 1984
--- | 474º Kate Bush - Hounds of Love 1985
452 | 475º Toto - Africa 1982
--- | 476º DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World 1996
484 | 477º Weezer - Buddy Holly 1994
--- | 478º Metallica - One 1988
--- | 479º Annie - Heartbeat 2004
171 | 480º Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World 1967
156 | 481º The Kingsmen - Louie Louie 1963
--- | 482º The Avalanches - Since I Left You 2000
--- | 483º R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts 1992
--- | 484º Billy Joel - Piano Man 1973
367 | 485º Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You 2012
--- | 486º Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964
272 | 487º Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town 1976
--- | 488º Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks 2009
--- | 489º Burial - Archangel 2007
--- | 490º Björk - Jóga 1997
432 | 491º Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues 1958
201 | 492º Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire 1963
--- | 493º Pearl Jam - Jeremy 1991
--- | 494º Pink Floyd - Money 1973
--- | 495º Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky 1973
314 | 496º The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog 1969
--- | 497º Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman 1964
--- | 498º Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 1969
325 | 499º Iggy Pop - Lust for Life 1977
--- | 500º Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky 1977
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We only had Respect at #51?? For once, I have to give more credit to Rolling Stone.

Also interesting how they more or less keep the "representative song from a famous album" idea from previous lists (save for a few like American Beauty and Blue), only they switch around which songs do the job (Adore instead of the title track for Sign o' the Times, Karma Police instead of Paranoid Android for OK Computer).
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I do like the pick of "Nightswimming" from Automatic for the People instead of the safe picks like "Everybody Hurts" or "Man on the Moon."
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It's funny that in some ways our 2018 list was more classic rock oriented than RS's. Look at the placements for Stairway, Hotel California, Light My Fire, Layla, etc. As much as I criticized their list in other posts, I do give them credit for diversifying a bit at the top, especially with a lot more hip-hop / R&B picks than we typically have on the forum, even if I disagree with a lot of their specific choices.
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Listyguy wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:40 pm Yeah Rolling Stone also lists "Royals" as being released in 2011, when it's really 2013.
I could be wrong, but I think there was an early demo. Or at least, Lorde wrote the song much earlier.
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whuntva wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:53 pm
Listyguy wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:40 pm Yeah Rolling Stone also lists "Royals" as being released in 2011, when it's really 2013.
I could be wrong, but I think there was an early demo. Or at least, Lorde wrote the song much earlier.
Saying Gasolina came out in 2010 is objectively incorrect though.
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whuntva wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:53 pm
Listyguy wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:40 pm Yeah Rolling Stone also lists "Royals" as being released in 2011, when it's really 2013.
I could be wrong, but I think there was an early demo. Or at least, Lorde wrote the song much earlier.
Wikipedia says it was released independently and recorded in 2012, not seeing anything that says 2011 though.
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Just casually scrolling through the list I've noticed a few years that are off. We've already mentioned "Royals" and "Gasolina", but "Super Bass" is off (RS says 2010, it really came out in 2011), "Uptown Funk" is off (RS says 2015, real life says 2014), "Paper Planes" is off (2008 is RS vs. 2007 in reality), "Common People" is off (1996 vs. 1995). I'm sure if I kept going I could find a few more too. This would be totally understandable if this list were published by some random person, but coming from Rolling Stone these sort of errors are kind of embarrassing. They really should've had a few interns go over the release years a bit more carefully before publishing the list.
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I think both this and the Album lists from RS this year have been a huge disappointment. For me it feels like the last two movements BLM and #metoo, and the fact that the 2004 and 2012 lists have been criticized for being to old white male influenced have been like a wet blanket on every selection and placement. I've also criticized the old lists for the lacking of e.g. Rap music and I love some of the additions but every single position here feels political. "We need to place an African american on top on both lists, preferably a man in one and a woman in the other one. "Not saying anyone of them doesn't deserve it. Both WGO and Respect are great and maybe they deserves to be on the number one spot I just feel they're put there for the wrong reasons.

While the old lists, with all it's flaws, felt more like. No matter what's going on today, and what's hip this week, this top 500 will be as solid now as in 50 years, some new songs will enter the list and of course that means that some of the song will have to leave. This version feels more like, what's popular today. Dreams had a resurrection on Tiktok. Let's move it in from not even being in the top 500 straight in to the top 10. In 20 years when Tiktoks not longer the flavour of the month the song will probably be out of the top 500 again.

Maybe I'm just an old white grumpy male. But RS have always felt like the mother of these old time lists and I'm just disappointed with both the album and the songs lists. Just want to clarify that I didn't totally agree with the old lists either and would say that the 2021 editions are maybe more similar to some of my personal taste in music.
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hero wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:21 am I think both this and the Album lists from RS this year have been a huge disappointment. For me it feels like the last two movements BLM and #metoo, and the fact that the 2004 and 2012 lists have been criticized for being to old white male influenced have been like a wet blanket on every selection and placement. I've also criticized the old lists for the lacking of e.g. Rap music and I love some of the additions but every single position here feels political. "We need to place an African american on top on both lists, preferably a man in one and a woman in the other one. "Not saying anyone of them doesn't deserve it. Both WGO and Respect are great and maybe they deserves to be on the number one spot I just feel they're put there for the wrong reasons.

While the old lists, with all it's flaws, felt more like. No matter what's going on today, and what's hip this week, this top 500 will be as solid now as in 50 years, some new songs will enter the list and of course that means that some of the song will have to leave. This version feels more like, what's popular today. Dreams had a resurrection on Tiktok. Let's move it in from not even being in the top 500 straight in to the top 10. In 20 years when Tiktoks not longer the flavour of the month the song will probably be out of the top 500 again.

Maybe I'm just an old white grumpy male. But RS have always felt like the mother of these old time lists and I'm just disappointed with both the album and the songs lists. Just want to clarify that I didn't totally agree with the old lists either and would say that the 2021 editions are maybe more similar to some of my personal taste in music.
Do you honestly believe they placed What’s Going On and Respect at #1 because the artists are black? It seemed pretty clear to me they topped their respective lists because they’re not just great but their themes are as potent today as when they were originally released, which is as valid a reason as any to have them top the lists. It’s also pretty pointless to try and compare this iteration of the list with previous versions, there was clearly an attempt to be more inclusive with who got to vote on this version.

Also fwiw everybody in my life, myself included, considers Dreams one of the greatest songs songs ever. Don’t see why it connecting with younger demographics nearly 50 yrs removed from its release is not considered a valid reason for a high placement. Plus, it’s not like it wasn’t an acclaimed song before now
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acr0320 wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:52 pm
hero wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:21 am
Do you honestly believe they placed What’s Going On and Respect at #1 because the artists are black? It seemed pretty clear to me they topped their respective lists because they’re not just great but their themes are as potent today as when they were originally released, which is as valid a reason as any to have them top the lists. It’s also pretty pointless to try and compare this iteration of the list with previous versions, there was clearly an attempt to be more inclusive with who got to vote on this version.

Also fwiw everybody in my life, myself included, considers Dreams one of the greatest songs songs ever. Don’t see why it connecting with younger demographics nearly 50 yrs removed from its release is not considered a valid reason for a high placement. Plus, it’s not like it wasn’t an acclaimed song before now
To your first question, I don't know. Just feels a bit to convenient, espacially after BLM. Still I love the song and the album and I have no problem what so ever with both of them being that high. And even though i Love Public Enemy and listen to a lot of rap music and I felt that they were not acclaimed enough in previous versions, for me it feels wrong that Fight the Power is a greater song than anything The Beatles ever made. I can't agree that Missy Elliott, no matter how much I like her is placed higher than any Beach Boys song, any David Bowie song.

What I did like with the old editions were that they moved slow. 8-9 years after the first editions, you have a bunch of songs moving out, and a bunch of additions not considering whats hip for the time being but what will last. This list took a step away from that slow and solid evolution.

About Dreams I always felt that it should have been in the earlier editions, you are correct its a great song. But I don't agree that with just beacause its connecting with a new demographic doesn't mean that the song gets better than it was. Journeys Don't Stop Believen had a hugh revival. That shouldn't move in into top 10 only because it can connect in different decades. Of course a song can evolve and be a huge inspiration for musicians and artist to come, like Kraftwerk and the rap from the 80's for example. Making a song, that didn't have a huge impact on its release, growing in time. Dreams differ though, because it isn't bigger today than it was when first released, just got a second coming. Many songs have done that through out the time but with Dreams it was more recent and that's my objection. This edition of the list feels more about whats popular now than whats quality throughout modern music history.
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I gotta say I don’t understand people complaining about this list being “what’s popular today.” Yeah, it is. That’s kind of the point. I don’t care what songs were important in 1973 or whatever, this is a list from 2021, showing us the best songs as of 2021.
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Holden wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:34 pm I gotta say I don’t understand people complaining about this list being “what’s popular today.” Yeah, it is. That’s kind of the point. I don’t care what songs were important in 1973 or whatever, this is a list from 2021, showing us the best songs as of 2021.
I think that’s what differ in the opinions. For me I think the 2004 and 2012 editions of RS list wasn’t what’s best of those years, except the really weird inclusion of the U2 new line on the horizon or whatever it was called. If you look back at those list they were more timeless while this list will be really outdated in the future. That’s fine of course, I just think it’s sad that RS didn’t continue with the types of best of all time lists that they started out with. Now it feels more like NME when Smells Like Teen Spirit is the greatest song ever recorded but not the best of the 90’s 😬
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Holden wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:34 pm I gotta say I don’t understand people complaining about this list being “what’s popular today.” Yeah, it is. That’s kind of the point. I don’t care what songs were important in 1973 or whatever, this is a list from 2021, showing us the best songs as of 2021.
The title of the list says "500 GREATEST songs of all time", not "500 Most Popular songs of all time". The list should have been ranked based on greatness only, not based on popularity.
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Arsalan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Holden wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:34 pm I gotta say I don’t understand people complaining about this list being “what’s popular today.” Yeah, it is. That’s kind of the point. I don’t care what songs were important in 1973 or whatever, this is a list from 2021, showing us the best songs as of 2021.
The title of the list says "500 GREATEST songs of all time", not "500 Most Popular songs of all time". The list should have been ranked based on greatness only, not based on popularity.
Arsalan, thanks for saying that. I misspoke (or mis-typed I guess). I agree with you. When I said popular, what I meant was "considered great." I want the list telling me what is "considered great" in 2021, as opposed to "considered great" throughout history.
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Holden wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:54 pm
Arsalan wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Holden wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:34 pm I gotta say I don’t understand people complaining about this list being “what’s popular today.” Yeah, it is. That’s kind of the point. I don’t care what songs were important in 1973 or whatever, this is a list from 2021, showing us the best songs as of 2021.
The title of the list says "500 GREATEST songs of all time", not "500 Most Popular songs of all time". The list should have been ranked based on greatness only, not based on popularity.
Arsalan, thanks for saying that. I misspoke (or mis-typed I guess). I agree with you. When I said popular, what I meant was "considered great." I want the list telling me what is "considered great" in 2021, as opposed to "considered great" throughout history.
Fair enough. I want what is consider great throughout history, not 2021. That’s maybe why some people like the list and some don’t.

For me if they want to put out what’s considered great right now. They should update the list every year instead of once per decade.
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It took a week of slowly going through the list (because of a very busy week at work), but now I'm finally done. I really avoided every news of this I could, so as to remain unspoiled - although I did see the top 10 already. It was actually fun going through this list. The 2004/2010 version always seemed rather rigid, with a little too much emphasis on classic rock and early R&B. This new list really felt like an overhaul.

Going through the list in such a slow way made me really appreciate the attempt, if not always the execution of spreading the love around. Of course some artist would always get more songs than others, but you can really see them trying to give at least one song to a great variety of artists. Like hard rock artists that perhaps are no longer completely fashionable: Alice Cooper, Kiss, Aerosmith, Motörhead. Some alternative indie acts that are not necessarily mainstream enough for a list like this: Pavement, PJ Harvey, X-Ray Spex, The Breeders, Wilco, Liz Phair. Previously derided, popular favorites: Rush, Journey, Toto, The Doobie Brothers, Bon Jovi. Artists that seem to be randomly selected: William DeVaughn, Sister Nancy, Eric Church, Steely Pulse, Rilo Kiley. Some obvious pandering to younger generations (not meant to discredit the songs/ artists in general): BTS, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny. The mixed along the usual suspects (many of which inevitably lost songs in the process) makes the list an unpredictable experience. They also did not always go with the expected songs, which added to the fun. Some of the songs and even artists that were removed were shocking as well (Janis Joplin especially!).

I'm not sure how I feel about the list overall, but at least you could see they really tried to appeal to everyone, at least from a mainstream point of view. Which also translates to a "screw you jazz, blues and anything not sung in English and maybe Spanish" (because Spanish is the only foreign language for many Americans, I feel). I never expected this not to be a mainstream list. I also have a personal preference for more deep-dive lists. But I can appreciate this list for what it is.

As for the more realistic negatives ('realistic' as in understanding what this list tries to represent):
- The complete disregard for 2000's indie music, which was not always the case and comes from nowhere. It seems very conscious though. Just look at Arcade Fire alone. They were really touted by Rolling Stone in the past, but with Funeral at #500 on their album list and no songs ranked it is clear that Rolling Stone wants to make a statement about that band. Heck I know why though. And it really seems to affect indies from the zeroes as a whole.
- In continuation of that it is notable, as sonofsamiam already pointed out that indeed the list seems to cater to millennials and boomers. The boomers are of course the people who probably still read Rolling Stone the most, so it is to be expected that their tastes are well reflected (plus many of these songs are evergreens anyway). I also have no problem with a solid representation of the 2010s or even poptimism. But the list now seems oddly slanted towards the ages minus 25 and 55 plus. I feel the tastes of people aged 25 to 55 might miss some of the heroes of their time.
- For some reason I thought Rolling Stone would finally have caught onto the remaining and actually rising popularity of Nick Cave and gave him one song. Perhaps it's weird that his snub almost stands out to me as much as those of Arcade Fire and Janis Joplin.
- I wish I had the feeling they really took the Sight & Sound approach. I know they asked input of many artists and critics, but I don't believe anyone thinks this is list is an aggregate. It feels to curated still for that.
- I read all the write-ups, but that is hardly worth it. They barely talk about why a song is great, but prefer to focus on a piece of trivia or some Billboard stats. The weirdest is the piece about Get Up, Stand Up which contains no positivity at all, but decides to share with us why Peter Tosh dislikes his own contribution. There is practically no passion in the writing to be found.
- Part of me wished that while they were being this bonkers they would have kept Moment of Surrender by U2 just to spite the naysayers. Or even better: a track of their Songs of Innocence at #1. That'll teach them!

Even with all that in mind, I kind of like the list. Not so much for the selected titles or their ranking, but for what it tries and almost succeeds in doing. It could have been much worse. And it has been.

Oh wait, they dropped my personal #1, Simon & Garfunkel's The Boxer, despite ranking it in the two previous versions. The list is trash!
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You'd think Red Right Hand would make it, but nope. Also, no Aphex Twin is equally goofy.
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keater wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:54 pm Also, no Aphex Twin is equally goofy.
I don't know, Aphex Twin is the kind of artist I never expect to find on a Rolling Stone song list. There is no interest in electronic or ambient music to be found.
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Oh wait, they dropped my personal #1, Simon & Garfunkel's The Boxer, despite ranking it in the two previous versions. The list is trash!
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Rob wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:22 am
keater wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:54 pm Also, no Aphex Twin is equally goofy.
I don't know, Aphex Twin is the kind of artist I never expect to find on a Rolling Stone song list. There is no interest in electronic or ambient music to be found.
I never expected Aphex Twin either and am pretty fine with Windowlicker, which I suppose is the song that might have been included, is missing. But there's so much weird absence from this edition that it doesn't feel that serious to me, to be honest. Which is disappointing to me.
  • Massive Attack - Teardrop or maybe even more so Unfinished Sympathy.
  • Jay Z - Empire State of Mind is maybe one of the most recognizable songs of the 00's. Both acclaimed and popular.
  • Blur - Song 2, Universal, Girls & Boys, Parklife, End of a Century, Think Tank. Just have at least one. NME managed to get 13 in their top 500.
  • Portishead - Glory Box, feels like a song that would have deserved a spot
  • Arctic Monkeys - Totally left out, I could have picked a bunch from their debut, sophmore or AM.
  • Arcade Fire - Not the biggest Arcade Fire fan, actually think they are a bit overrated but not even I would have missed out on Rebellion (Lies).
  • Underworld - Born Slippy One of the greatest electronic tracks of all time.
  • Nick Cave - Into My Arms
  • Daft Punk - One More Time, Around the World, Digital Love might be some of the most influential tracks from the last 25 years, especially on the whole EDM-scene that has topped the charts around the world for the last decade.
  • Lana Del Rey - Video Games instead of Summertime Sadness
  • Midnight City - M83 speaks for itself
  • Stone Roses - Fools Gold
  • The Beach Boys - Only three tracks included? One of the biggest band of all time. In my Room, Don't Worry Baby, Surf's Up, California Girls I could make this list three times as long. Here they have the same amount of tracks as Missy Elliott, though her songs are ranked higher.
  • Same thing goes for Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson with three additions each. :angry-banghead:
  • The Righteous Brothers - Leaving out You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' is just sad, sad.
  • MGMT - Time to Pretendwas in the last list and could have stayed. I can see how you would want to include Kids or Electric Feel instead.
  • The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio or any of their other acclaimed tracks.
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I think I prefer their 500 album update than this update.

Great seeing "Cannonball", "212", "Fade Into You", "Paper Bag", "Divorce Song", "Rid Of Me", "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Gloria".

I honestly do not understand the high praise for Billie Eilish, especially on an All Time list. Her songs and debut album isn't even that great. Songs like Girls Aloud's "Biology", Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" or Arianne's "Komm Susser Todd (Come Sweet Death)" offers better transition twist and progressive composition than "Bad Guy".

I don't know why "Summertime Sadness" was selected over the wonderful "Video Games", other than the fact that it's more it marks Lana's biggest commercial hit (due to the Cedric Gervais remix - which I prefer over the original). There's better Lana songs to pick such as "Mermaid Hotel", "Radio" or "Shades Of Cool".

I'm a bit concern for the usual Kate Bush inclusion. Yes, it's great seeing "Running Up That Hill" ranked high, but Kate is way more than just "Wuthering Heights", "Running Up That Hill", "This Woman's Work" and ""The Man With The Child In His Eyes". She has deeper rewarding cuts likes "Deeper Understanding", "The Coral Room", "Snowflake" and "Moments Of Pleasure (Director Cut's version)". Same goes to Robyn, she's more than "Dancing On My Own", she's got "Monument", "Roll With Me" and "Between The Lines", sometimes she's a step ahead of Britney Spears' artistry. Guarantee when Robyn dies, the free will content of "Monument" will be the sound of her (and Royksopp's) farewell to fans and critics and it'll be greeted with tremendous acclaim - heck it already sounds like a timeless future classic.

Overall, this list is nothing interesting to me. :(
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Like Rob I decided to read through the whole list rather than have it spoiled for me, though I have to say most of the surprises weren't great. In general it's definitely a step in the right direction compared to the stodgy old lists but some of the list seems curated in all the worst ways, like some of the inclusions and their placements were just obligatory.

I know they had a large panel of big music industry names contributing to the list but were "Royals," "Take Care," and "Yeah" really THAT high on a lot of people's lists? I mean I won't presume to know what the process ultimately looked like so who knows, but for some reason reading through this list vs. the album list last year gave me more of an impression that their hearts weren't into a lot of the choices (which, as Rob also points out, the write-ups seemed strangely clinical and distant this time around).

On top of that, as many others have already mentioned, where are The National, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend? It's hard for me to believe that none of those 2000's bands showed up on anyone's lists when I know for a fact that some of the musicians contributing to this are quite vocal about their affection for those bands and others. It really does feel like they're making a statement which seems like a bizarre overcorrection for artists that RS previously wrote a lot of praise over the last two decades.

I will say though that like RS said with their album list, tastes change. I'm ready to admit that all of my speculation is BS and everyone's tastes really have changed significantly more than I expected. It just felt like with the album list (which I actually liked quite a bit) was a deliberate re-canonization of genre and modern classics that the magazine had inexplicably been ignoring previously. Maybe it's just aligned closer to my tastes, but I didn't bat an eye when Lemonade, 36 Chambers, Rumours, Illmatic, or Master of Puppets all suddenly jumped into the top 100 because all of those have had deep significance to millions of people, so their inclusion was due.
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Also I know it's all subjective but I think excluding "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" from the entire list is objectively an injustice. :mrgreen:
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"Who cares about Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Franz Ferdinand, Bjork, Blur, Muse, Stone Roses, MGMT, and Interpol when you have once in a lifetime artists like Drake, Migos, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Ariana Grande, BTS, Daddy Yankee and MTS on the list?" - RS, probably.
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Arsalan wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:54 am "Who cares about Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Franz Ferdinand, Bjork, Blur, Muse, Stone Roses, MGMT, and Interpol when you have once in a lifetime artists like Drake, Migos, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, Ariana Grande, BTS, Daddy Yankee and MTS on the list?" - RS, probably.
Drake and Ariana Grande don’t belong on that list, mate. All of them are way better than Beach House or Muse anyway.
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Some interesting analysis in the previous posts already, especially Rob's.

I think it leads to a big question, how would you define a "good" list, or at least the kind of lists you like ?
My favorite lists are those that paint a fairly complete panorama of the genre or era they are trying to cover. The Pitchfork 500 is still my favorite list ever because I feel it paints a pretty broad picture of the evolution of music between 77 and 2007 in the UK and the US (with some foreign stuff included but mostly through how they influenced North America and the UK). The write-ups and the sequencing of the list really reflected that intention to tell the story of popular music during those years more than to try to list the actual 500 best songs of those years, and that make some very glaring omissions more understandable. The 2 most striking ones were Love Will Tears Us Apart and 99 Problems, 2 songs that Pitchfork clearly adored back then (and probably still do), but on the Jay-Z side tracks produced by Kanye West and Timbaland probably reflected more their era than a least representative Rick Rubin produced one, and Disorder and Atmosphere might be more characteristics of Joy Division sound, or at least it made sense in the flow of the book.
That's also why I really like the recent top 150 songs of the 2000s by Treble, it covers more ground than most lists of the period (even the original Pitchfork one that was already quite adventurous), and while I think the top 50 or so is where the website truly considers the best 50 songs of the decade (and even then, I wouldn't be surprised if Fennesz or Grouper got pushed higher as peak representation of subgenres) but the 100 to 150 section seems clearly taylored to cover (sub)genres and sounds that would have otherwise not been showcased at all... and don't get me wrong, those are killer tracks, but that could have been left behind for more standard picks.
It doesn't hurt that I actually love a lot of the songs from those 2 lists of course.

So based on that, I think this new RS list is an improvement, call it pandering if you want but I like that it covers more ground than usual and that it's not stuck on classic rock, especially from the 80s on. But the (almost) total lack of britpop, hardcore punk, metal by not Metallica, post 1995 indie rock, triphop and electronic music is really a drag.
No triphop and electronic music I could almost understand, the same way I am not shocked when lists exclude jazz or world music, if there was a statement of "we only focused on rap, soul, rock and pop", but the other omissions don't make sense, rock didn't disappear after Seven Nation Army and Mr Bright Side.
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Nassim wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:23 pm My favorite lists are those that paint a fairly complete panorama of the genre or era they are trying to cover. The Pitchfork 500 is still my favorite list ever because I feel it paints a pretty broad picture of the evolution of music between 77 and 2007 in the UK and the US (with some foreign stuff included but mostly through how they influenced North America and the UK). ...

That's also why I really like the recent top 150 songs of the 2000s by Treble, it covers more ground than most lists of the period (even the original Pitchfork one that was already quite adventurous), and while I think the top 50 or so is where the website truly considers the best 50 songs of the decade (and even then, I wouldn't be surprised if Fennesz or Grouper got pushed higher as peak representation of subgenres) but the 100 to 150 section seems clearly taylored to cover (sub)genres and sounds that would have otherwise not been showcased at all... and don't get me wrong, those are killer tracks, but that could have been left behind for more standard picks.
I really like those two lists too.
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Rob wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:24 pm - I read all the write-ups, but that is hardly worth it. They barely talk about why a song is great, but prefer to focus on a piece of trivia or some Billboard stats.

Oh wait, they dropped my personal #1, Simon & Garfunkel's The Boxer, despite ranking it in the two previous versions. The list is trash!
I agree with both of these statements. I didn't read all of the write-ups, but the ones I read were pretty bland. Why not let the voters each get to write one or two blurbs for songs they voted for? I'd much rather read why The Edge or El-P voted for a song than the nonsense that many songs had for their write-ups.
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That list is in my opinion shockingly absurd.
I thought an aggregate list was :
- bringing hundreds of musicians, industry people and critics
- asking all of them their top 50 all time
- Optional : Give more weights to the rankings by people who can prove they're knowledgeable in most decades and most genres of popular music.
- Transform their lists into points (ex : give 50 points for a number 1, 1 point for a number 50, or maybe something more logarithmic)
- Add all the weighted personal lists
- You have your aggregate

This 2021 list seems to be a curated list, based on what a ranking should look like in 2021 according to some writers at RS :
- we don't want old songs to dominate so let's add some random recent tracks
- let's smuggle some of our politics/views in there, why not.

In what world do you end up with Fight the Power by Public Enemy at #2 and 'Get Ur Freak On' by Missy Elliott at #8 with an actual cold/blind aggregate ? No way.
Do we know what the actual methodology was ?

I hope the good people over at AcclaimedMusic take into account methodology and bias when they add a ranking to their meta-rankings.
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HereLiesTomy wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:19 am That list is in my opinion shockingly absurd.
I thought an aggregate list was :
- bringing hundreds of musicians, industry people and critics
- asking all of them their top 50 all time
- Optional : Give more weights to the rankings by people who can prove they're knowledgeable in most decades and most genres of popular music.
- Transform their lists into points (ex : give 50 points for a number 1, 1 point for a number 50, or maybe something more logarithmic)
- Add all the weighted personal lists
- You have your aggregate

This 2021 list seems to be a curated list, based on what a ranking should look like in 2021 according to some writers at RS :
- we don't want old songs to dominate so let's add some random recent tracks
- let's smuggle some of our politics/views in there, why not.

In what world do you end up with Fight the Power by Public Enemy at #2 and 'Get Ur Freak On' by Missy Elliott at #8 with an actual cold/blind aggregate ? No way.
Do we know what the actual methodology was ?

I hope the good people over at AcclaimedMusic take into account methodology and bias when they add a ranking to their meta-rankings.
On AM, obviously before this list has been taken into account, Get Ur Freak On and Fight the Power are already #3 and #5 of all-time among hip hop tracks and have both been in the all-time top 100 as long as this site has existed (or at least as long as the history page shows). Neither of these are unusual choices for a list that includes hip hop.

In my opinion, "Get Ur Freak On" is the best song in the top 10. It's one of the most singularly creative songs to ever become a pop hit and nothing since has captured its sense of energy and sound.
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