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Top 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time (2022 List)

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List of Best Songs of all time

If you search over net for 'Greatest Songs' you'll find a lot of lists;Some with real good songs on it and others just being copied from the Rolling Stone's List of 500 greatest Songs. Even Many magazines and critics came out with their own lists of 'Best Songs'. But i never found them complete as most of them were influenced,oriented and focused to few artists.On a larger scale there are many 'One Hit wonders' and they are rarely included in such lists.

So i decided to make up a list of my own on Greatest songs. I tried to focus on selecting those songs which were not only best selling but also influenced pop culture.These songs range from 50s decade to 00s decade and cover almost all music genres.To bring up this list of Best Songs I Took Help Of Billboard Charts, Rolling Stones List,Grammy Award Records,Influence On Culture, Sale records Plus My Favorites.

While i tried to keep my 'Top 100' list with 'Best of the Bests' singles but it doesn't mean that everyone else will agree with this list.You may find 1,2 or may be 10 songs that you will not include in your list but I am sure you will agree with most of the list.

The list is user oriented.This means you can vote up your favorite songs and vote down the songs you don't like.From the list of Top 100 songs i also selected my personal favorite Top 10 songs.

If you find any of your favorite song missing from the list then do let me know in the comments.

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Music Poll - Vote Please

Top 100 Greatest Songs - Vote your favorite songs

Here is the list of 100 greatest songs of all time.

How This List Works?

This List Is Generated By Users,visitors and lovers of music like you.You can vote your favorite song in the list.


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Layla By Derek And The Dominos
2 points

2
Smooth By Carlos Santana
3
Wish You Were Here By Pink Floyyd
4
Stairway To Heaven By Led Zeppelin
1 point
5
Like A Rolling Stone By Bob Dylan
6
When Doves Cry By Prince
7
Sunshine Of Your Love By Cream and Eric Clapton
8
Every Breath You Take By The Police and Sting
9
Purple Haze By Jimmi Hendrix
10
A Whiter Shade Of Pale By Procol Harum
11
Johnny B. Goode By Chuck Berry
12
In My Life By The Beatles
13
Whole Lotta Love By Led Zeppelin
14
The Weight By The Band
15
Heroes By David Bowie
16
For What It's Worth By Buffalo Springfield
17
California Dreamin' By The Mamas And The Papas
18
The Boys Are Back In Town By Thin Lizzy
19
All Along The Watchtower By Jimmi Hendrix
20
That'll Be The Day By Buddy Holly
21
Purple Rain By Prince
22
No Woman, No Cry By Bob Marley
23
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You By Bryan Adams
24
Watching The Detectives By Elvis Costello
25
Comfortably Numb By Pink Floyyd
26
Running On Empty By Jackson Brown
27
The End By The Doors
28
Hotel California By The Eagles
0 points
29
Imagine By John Lennon
30
A Change Is Gonna Come By Sam Cooke
31
Yesterday By The Beatles
32
Billie Jean By Michael Jackson
33
Good Vibrations By The Beach Boys
34
Hound Dog By Elvis Presley
35
What's Going On By Marvin Gaye
36
Hey Jude By The Beatles
37
Born To Run By Bruce Springsteen
38
One By U2
39
Sweet Child O' Mine By Guns N' Roses
40
Killing Me Softly With His Song By Roberta Flack
41
Unchained Melody By The Righteous Brothers
42
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction By The Rolling Stones
43
Let It Be By The Beatles
44
Superstition By Stevie Wonder
45
[Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay By Otis Redding
46
Blowin' In The Wind By Bob Dylan
47
Mr. Tambourine Man By The Byrds (Covered by Bob Dylan)
48
Smells Like Teen Spirit By Nirvana
49
My Girl By The Temptations
50
Stayin' Alive By Bee Gees
51
Free Bird By Lynyrd Skynyrd
52
American Pie By Don Mclean
53
Heartbreak Hotel By Elvis Presley
54
Respect By Aretha Franklin
55
Super Freak By Rick James
56
Bridge Over Troubled Water By Paul Simon And Garfunkel
57
London Calling By The Clash
58
Your Song By Elton John
59
Sweet Home Alabama By Lynyrd Skynyrd
60
Bitter Sweet Symphony By The Verve
61
House Of The Rising Sun By The Animals
62
Loser By Beck
63
Rainy Night In Georgia By Brooke Benton
64
No Ordinary Love By Sade
65
Fire And Rain By James Taylor
66
I Got You (I Feel Good) By James Brown
67
A Day In The Life By The Beatles
68
You Really Got Me By The Kinks
69
I Heard It Through The Grapevine By Marvin Gaye
70
Into The Mystic By Van Morrison
71
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) By Eurythmics
72
Walk This Way By Aerosmith (Covered by Run D.M.C.)
73
Losing My Religion By R.E.M.
74
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' By The Righteous Brothers
75
Suspicious Minds By Elvis Presley
76
Let's Stay Together By Al Greene
77
Fortunate Son By Creedence Clearwater Revival
78
Brown Eyed Girl By Van Morisson
79
Lose Yourself By Eminem
80
In Da Club By 50 Cent
81
How Soon Is Now? By The Smiths
82
Be My Baby By The Ronettes
83
My Generation By The Who
84
What'd I Say By Ray Charles
85
Livin' On A Prayer By Bon Jovi
86
Like A Prayer By Madonna
87
Let's Get It On By Marvin Gaye
88
Bohemian Rhapsody By Queen
89
Smoke On The Water By Deep Purple
90
Candle In The Wind By Elton John
91
Umbrella By Rihanna
92
Careless Whisper By Wham! (George Michael)
93
My Heart Will Go On By Celine Dion
94
How Deep Is Your Love By Bee Gees
95
I Believe I Can Fly By R. Kelly
96
...Baby One More Time By Britany Spears
97
Hero By enrique Iglesias
98
Believe By Cher
99
Kung Fu Fightin' by Carl Douglas
100
Free Fallin' By Tom Petty

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The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones - Love Music?

Okay Help Me To Select The Best Band .

Which Is The Best Band :- The Beatles Or The Rolling Stones?

The Beatles

jd1797: Beatles!!

anonymous: Beatle ftw!!!

sandydez: Beatles all the way

finalfantasyxvi: The Beatles! The Rolling Stones are great too!

Michey LM: I always love beales

beerhead: beatle's. nice lens.

hlkljgk: i've never been a stones fan

Fcuk Hub: I would say both bands are smashing. But little bit more the Beatles. Or Stones? No, definitely Beatles.

MoonandMagic: They have so many great songs, but this is a hard choice!

andreaberrios lm: The Beatles all the way! :)

anonymous: The Beatles -timeless harmony and classic songs that are liked by people even today.

Tempus: After a 'Hard Day's Night' you can always relax by listening to The Beatles. But sadly with the Rolling Stones, 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'

svarun: The Beatles. They have more melody and harmony in their songs. But the Rolling Stones are great too.

RebeccaE: I'll say the Beatles, because they helped the Stones, but in terms of performances... hmm the stones have done preformances longer in teh fact of insane noise!

JoyfulPamela2: They are both legends, but the Beatles are my preference! : )

RuthCoffee: the beatles...didn't and still don't like the Rolling Stones.

anonymous: Beatles all the way!

Littleone216: They broke the mold, there's no competition.

PositiveChristi1: I'm going to opt for the Beatles.

anonymous: Beatles, Beatles, Beatles.

BuckHawkcenter: Definitely The Beatles!!!

ChloeJones LM: I love the Beatles, the most brilliant band ever!

The Rolling Stones

Eugenia S. Hunt: Rolling Stones

Andycakes: The Rolling Stones created rock music and attitude.

indigogirl lm: Really not an easy one to call and in fact I think they represent totally different things but if I have to make a call then it has to be The Rolling Stones.

Grumpy-Fett: The Beatles had better songs, but the Stones were the more consistent group in terms on quantity and longevity. Sometimes I good dose of rock with a cool riff is more satisfying than extensive experimentation.

JHFSEO: I love the Beatles as they evolved and created great, innovative music for each decade and generation, but the Stones' longevity can't be denied, and those old codgers keep up the energy and the hits.

remanon: The Stones - for sure!

HMQ: They're both great bands, but I have to go with the Stones.

In the history of music, there have been few songs as iconic as those crafted by Chuck Berry. For decades, every rocker has cited him as a major influence and without his work we may not have Cobain or Springsteen to rave about today. As you read this list, remember that it is just that – a list – and certainly not definitive of anything other than what I personally like.

But please feel free to argue and disagree and offer your own suggestions in the comments section.

10 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones' breakthrough #1 single was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards but owes everything to Chuck Berry's original rendition from two years earlier. Later covered by groups such as Status Quo, AC/DC and Mötley Crüe.

9 Johnny B Goode This is a song that essentially created the idea of "rock and roll." It appeared on Berry's first album, was released as a single five months later and has been the subject of countless covers from everyone from The Grateful Dead to Norah Jones.

8 Reelin' And Rockin' There are few things in life more pleasurable than listening to Chuck let loose with his guitar-playing skills during this live recording from March 26th, 1972. A perfect example of his genius when it comes to telling a story using music.

7 You Never Can Tell Another song where Berry plays two roles – that of front man and lyricist/storyteller/singer. One of the highlights from his classic album "After School Session" which also features gems like Nadine, Promised Land and Illeagal Jam.

6 Almost Grown Chuck's final US Top 10 single (although he later reached #4 with My Ding-a-Ling) is unusual in that it subverts the usual meaning behind many of his songs. The girl here isn't returning for more; she's actually trying to say goodbye.

5 Carol This all time favorite contains everything you ever wanted in a rock 'n' roll song – great lyrics, wonderful vocals, excellent music and pure sex appeal. Own Berry's Chess Box collection to hear this one as well as other naughty delights Little Queenie, Re


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Eric Mayo on February 17, 2013:

"Imagine" is indeed my favorite

hughgrissettsr lm on October 25, 2011:

your lens was super! have you heard otis redding's version of a change is going to come? i love music! visit me at my squidoo lenses and at www. hgssite.com for more music talk.

sandydez on July 02, 2011:

"Hotel California"

finalfantasyxvi on June 19, 2011:

The Beatles are my favorite band. U2, Green day, The Eagles, Nirvana, and The Rolling Stones are really awesome too! My favorite album by The Rolling Stones is Tattoo You from 1981!

mich1908 on February 06, 2011:

This is one great enjoyable lense! I just loved Beatles, the greatest band of all times.

eileenthompson on February 01, 2011:

good lens!

Philippians468 on January 09, 2011:

thanks for this lens!

Eugenia S. Hunt on January 05, 2011:

Great Lens...thanks for sharing!

Michey LM on January 05, 2011:

I enjoy listening, voting, see others opinions, and vote on squidom.

Great lens! Blessed by an Angel.

have a great New Year

cwarden on December 20, 2010:

Excellent list - made me want to go turn on the stereo!

KimGiancaterino on December 13, 2010:

Amazing how the Beatles are still #1.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on December 08, 2010:

nice work. it was fun listing to these :)

Fcuk Hub on December 07, 2010:

What ca I say. Nice lens.

MoonandMagic on December 04, 2010:

I was here and I enjoyed all the polls! I agree with flowski though there should be some Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin! great lens.

flowski lm on December 02, 2010:

Excellent lens. I would have added Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush and The Grateful Dead to the best bands poll. But the Beatles would still win.

rachsue lm on November 28, 2010:

wow, this lens reminded me about all the songs I miss. Thank you for posting

AllyVuitton on November 28, 2010:

love it so much i favourited!

indigogirl lm on November 25, 2010:

Very cool lens really made me think about what I liked then and how my opinions have changed!

anonymous on November 24, 2010:

A great way of classifying the songs and selecting the Best.

Well done.

lovelylashes on November 23, 2010:

Great lens! I submitted 2 more songs for the best songs of the 2000's list. Don't know why Hotel California was number one.....

Grumpy-Fett on November 18, 2010:

Fun lens!

eclecticeducati1 on October 11, 2010:

The ones I recognize the most are from the 80's. I guess I am still an 80's girl. Great lens.

Tempus on October 05, 2010:

Lots of songs here I'd forgotten. Great Lens Thanks

VarietyWriter2 on October 03, 2010:

Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

JHFSEO on September 30, 2010:

Excellent collection of some of the greatest songs. I'd be tempted to put a duel module after each decade just to hear people duke it out over their choices. Great lens!

remanon on September 29, 2010:

Good fun lens!

RebeccaE on September 28, 2010:

oh the greatest of all these songs, the polls were difficult simply because you had so many great choices.

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on September 28, 2010:

So many awesome songs! I don't know how you were able to choose your favorites. Thanks for sharing all the cool videos. : )

Barbara Isbill from New Market Tn 37820 on September 27, 2010:

Great lens. Informative. New Fan here!

glenbrook on September 22, 2010:

I'm not much for pop music but I agree that Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love" you is one of the prettiest songs of all time. Now I gotta run and listen to some Judas Priest to clear my head...

PositiveChristi1 on September 22, 2010:

Great lens. I enjoyed the voting options.

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on September 22, 2010:

Great list of top 10 songs!

Yourshowman LM (author) on September 22, 2010:

@Sami4u LM: Thanks Ma'am

Sami4u LM on September 22, 2010:

Hi,

Good work for someone that is new :)

Yourshowman LM (author) on September 21, 2010:

@BuckHawkcenter: Yeah Even Me Too Don't Like Capitalizing Every First Word But Its My Habit ;-). I will surely improve it

Yourshowman LM (author) on September 21, 2010:

@anonymous: Hello Ma'am I am New to squidoo, Joined on 10th sep 2010. I am Indian. my name is Vikas

thesuccess2 on September 21, 2010:

I do love voting lenses

anonymous on September 21, 2010:

Cool lens, your can't possibly be new to Squidoo??? hmmm Who are you!

BuckHawkcenter on September 20, 2010:

Really good collection and lots of interaction. Liked this lens, but watch your capitalization.

anonymous on September 18, 2010:

Haha I love some good classic songs!

anonymous on September 18, 2010:

Haha I love some good classic songs!

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