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500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated!

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1. Bob Dylan
Album: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Blowin' in the Wind


Album: The Times They're A-Changing
The Times They're A-Changing


Album: Bringing It All Back Home
Mr. Tambourine Man
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue


Album: Highway 61 Revisited
Like a Rolling Stone
Highway 61 Revisited
Desolation Row


Album: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Knockin' on Heaven's Door


Album: Blood on the Tracks
Tangled Up in Blue



Positively 4th Street
- Single
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Average listal rating (474 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
2. John Lennon
Album: Imagine
Imagine
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Average listal rating (1331 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
3. The Beatles
Album: Please Please Me
Please Please Me
Twist & Shout


Album: A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night


Album: Help!
Help
Yesterday


Album: Rubber Soul
In My Life


Album: Revolver
Eleanor Rigby


Album: Let It Be
Let It Be


Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
A Day in the Life


Album: The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Album: Yellow Submarine
All You Need is Love



She Loves You
- Single


I Wanna Hold Your Hand
- Single


Paperback Writer
- Single


Penny Lane
- Single


Rain
- Single
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Average listal rating (144 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
4. Aretha Franklin
Album:
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Average listal rating (563 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
5. The Rolling Stones
5
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

36
Sympathy For The Devil*

108
You Can't Always Get What You Want

200
Gimme Shelter

204
Start Me Up

260
Paint It Black**

266
Ruby Tuesday

383
Wild Horses***

462
Brown Sugar


*You may have heard it from Call of Duty: Black Ops

**You may have heard it from the ending of Full Metal Jacket and The Devil's Advocate

***You may have heard it from Adaptation
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Average listal rating (148 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
6. Marvin Gaye
6
What's Going On

131
I Heard It Through The Grapevine*


*You may have heard it from Remember the Titans
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Average listal rating (434 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
7. The Who
7
My Generation

101
Baba O'Riley (a.k.a Teenage Wasteland)

114
Won't Get Fooled Again

130
Behind Blue Eyes

171
Pictures Of Lily

253
I Can See For Miles

272
I'm A Boy

330
The Seeker

483
Squeeze Box
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Average listal rating (146 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
8. Ray Charles
9
What'd I Say*

37
Georgia On My Mind*

244
I Got A Woman*

271
Unchain My Heart*


*You may have heard all from Ray, a bio-movie on Ray Charles

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Average listal rating (216 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
9. The Beach Boys
Album: SMiLe
Good Vibrations


Album: God Only Knows
Pet Sounds


Album: Surfer Girl
In My Room


Album: Summer Days (and Summer Nights)
California Girls
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Average listal rating (113 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Chuck Berry
10
Johnny B. Goode*

16
Maybellene

78
Roll Over Beethoven

149
Rock & Roll Music

284
Brown Eyed Handsome Man

337
School Day**

385
You Can Never Tell***


*You may have heard it from Back to the Future when Marty McFly plays it in 1955

**You may have heard it from Home Alone 3

***You may have heard it from Pulp Fiction during the dance sequence
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
11. Percy Sledge
11
When A Man Loves A Woman


You may have it from The Simpsons episode A Star Is Born
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Average listal rating (175 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12
Purple Haze*

58
Foxy Lady

89
All Along The Watchtower**

151
Bold As Love

158
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)***


*You may have heard it from Apocalypse Now and Apollo 13

**Cover of Bob Dylan's song and you may have heard it from Withnail & I

***You may have heard it from Withnail & I
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Average listal rating (594 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
13. Johnny Cash
13
I Walk The Line*

106
Folsom Prison Blues*

124
Ring Of Fire*


*You may have heard these songs Walk the Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon!
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Average listal rating (100 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
14. Buddy Holly
14
That'll Be The Day

67
Not Fade Away

328
Everyday
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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
15. Derek and the Dominos
15
Layla
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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
16. The Righteous Brothers
17
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
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Average listal rating (541 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
17. Elvis Presley
18
Hound Dog

34
Jailhouse Rock

38
Heartbreak Hotel

77
Trouble

113
Suspicious Minds

135
Don't Be Cruel

138
Mystery Train

155
That's All Right

188
Love Me Tender

231
Can't Help Falling In Love

237
Blue Suede Shoes

245
All Shook Up

366
If I Can Dream
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Average listal rating (58 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
18. Sam Cooke
19
A Change Is Gonna Come

300
You Send Me

336
Cupid

353
(What A) Wonderful World
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Average listal rating (958 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
19. Nirvana
20
Smells Like Teen Spirit

230
Come As You Are

443
All Apologies

458
In Bloom

497
Lithium
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Average listal rating (365 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
20. The Clash
21
London Calling

247
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
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Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
21. Simon and Garfunkel
23
Sounds Of Silence

29
Bridge Over Troubled Water

94
The Boxer
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Average listal rating (70 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
22. Otis Redding
24
Sitting (On The Dock Of The Bay)
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Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
23. The Band
25
Weight
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Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
24. Bo Diddley
27
Bo Diddley

88
Who Do You Love?
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Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
25. Led Zeppelin
30
Stairway To Heaven

79
Whole Lotta Love

213
Kashmir

274
Heartbreaker

282
Black Dog

313
Ramble On

447
Immigrant Song

456
Rock 'N Roll
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Average listal rating (750 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
26. U2
32
One

95
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

140
Sunday Bloody Sunday

187
Where The Streets Have No Name

206
Pride (In The Name Of Love)

285
City Of Blinding Lights

326
With Or Without You
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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
27. The Impressions
33
People Get Ready
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Average listal rating (258 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
28. Bob Marley
35
No Woman, No Cry

66
Redemption Song

265
Buffalo Soldier

294
I Shot The Sheriff
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Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
29. Little Richard
39
Tutti Frutti

64
Long Tall Sally

183
Good Golly Miss Molly
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Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
30. Don McLean
40
American Pie
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Average listal rating (363 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
31. Bruce Springsteen
41
Born To Run

69
Thunder Road
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
32. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
42
Mera Paigham Pakistan
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Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
33. The Kingsmen
43
Louie Louie
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Average listal rating (958 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
34. David Bowie
44
Heroes

110
Changes

438
Ziggy Stardust
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Average listal rating (554 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
35. The Doors
Album: The Doors
The End
Light My Fire
Break on Through (to the Other Side)
Take It As It Comes


Album: L.A. Woman
Riders on the Storm
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10  IMDB Rating
36. Haroon Rashid
48
Aay Jawan*

136
Dil Se**


*As a member of the now defunct Pakistani band Awaz, which was considered the Take That of Pakistan!

**As a solo artist
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Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
37. Hank Williams
49
Your Cheatin' Heart

118
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
38. Bill Haley and His Comets
50
Rock Around The Clock
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Average listal rating (180 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
39. Stevie Wonder
51
Superstition

201
Isn't She Lovely
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
40. Sly and the Family Stone
52
Everyday People
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Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
41. Eagles
53
Hotel California

139
Busy Being Fabulous

225
Take It Easy

316
New York Minute

349
Desperado

401
Life In The Fast Lane
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.3  IMDB Rating
42. Roy Acuff
55
Wabash Cannonball
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Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
43. Procol Harum
56
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
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Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
44. The Kinks
57
Waterloo Sunset

102
You Really Got Me

306
All Day & All Of The Night

318
Lola
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59
The Tracks Of My Tears
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Average listal rating (889 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
46. Michael Jackson
60
Billie Jean

119
Beat It

267
Black Or White

422
Thriller
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61
The Message
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Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
48. Jerry Lee Lewis
62
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

302
Great Balls Of Fire
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Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
49. Paul McCartney
63
Maybe I'm Amazed
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Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
50. The Ramones
65
Blitzkreig Bop

276
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
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Finally, it's done!

All right, controversy may grow from this and please, remember that it's all done by just one person, ME! Try to respect that and use the CTRL+F function to find a song and if you can't find one, don't bother writing stuff like "hey you missed this one" blah blah blah. Not being rude, just being straightforward!

Anyway, I got inspired by Rolling Stone's list back in 2004. When I re-discovered it 2 years ago, I just had to make one of my own because they had missed so many. I respect their decisions and rankings but they hadn't added much of the more obscure stuff like I've added ex: Soul Searchin', I Love a Rainy Night etc...

Many people contributed to this list: Many long-forgotten YouTube members who had uploaded videos of their favourite songs, my sisters, many blogs from around the world and only one member from Listal, Rocket Scientist... They really helped a-lot so,

THANK YOU



Even though I've ranked them, I'm not gonna place the numbers here, just the album(s) and the songs which I selected from them!

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Feb 4 19:27
I'm sure this list took so long. Congrats on the completion!
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Feb 5 0:49
I can only imagine how long this list took you to make. Lots of great songs here, though not all my taste of course...but that's why this isn't my list!

Since you asked above, for Megadeth I also love "99 Ways to Die", but would be hard-pressed to choose between it, "Hangar 18", "Sweating Bullets", and "A Tout le Monde" for my favorite.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 21:11
Suspicious Minds and Love Me Tender are amazing songs! :)
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 24 0:25
Wow!!!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 24 12:09
first off, wow! dude thats awesome that you made this list. Must have taken hours! :)

I am so glad to see pak artists here. :)
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Apr 24 12:57
Rolling Stone magazine sucks, but great job on compilling this list! Nice work! :-)
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Feb 18 13:39
Otis Reading: "These Arms Of Mine" & "Try A Little Tenderness"

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