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500 Greatest Songs of all time - Updated!

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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
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Album: Imagine
Imagine
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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
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
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Paperback Writer
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Penny Lane
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Rain
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(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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What's Going On

131
I Heard It Through The Grapevine*


*You may have heard it from Remember the Titans
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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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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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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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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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When A Man Loves A Woman


You may have it from The Simpsons episode A Star Is Born
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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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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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That'll Be The Day

67
Not Fade Away

328
Everyday
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Layla
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You've Lost That Loving Feeling
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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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A Change Is Gonna Come

300
You Send Me

336
Cupid

353
(What A) Wonderful World
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Smells Like Teen Spirit

230
Come As You Are

443
All Apologies

458
In Bloom

497
Lithium
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London Calling

247
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
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Sounds Of Silence

29
Bridge Over Troubled Water

94
The Boxer
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Sitting (On The Dock Of The Bay)
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Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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Weight
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Bo Diddley

88
Who Do You Love?
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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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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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People Get Ready
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No Woman, No Cry

66
Redemption Song

265
Buffalo Soldier

294
I Shot The Sheriff
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Tutti Frutti

64
Long Tall Sally

183
Good Golly Miss Molly
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American Pie
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Born To Run

69
Thunder Road
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Mera Paigham Pakistan
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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Louie Louie
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Heroes

110
Changes

438
Ziggy Stardust
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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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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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Your Cheatin' Heart

118
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
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Rock Around The Clock
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Superstition

201
Isn't She Lovely
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Everyday People
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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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Wabash Cannonball
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A Whiter Shade Of Pale
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Waterloo Sunset

102
You Really Got Me

306
All Day & All Of The Night

318
Lola
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The Tracks Of My Tears
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Billie Jean

119
Beat It

267
Black Or White

422
Thriller
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The Message
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

302
Great Balls Of Fire
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Maybe I'm Amazed
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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: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 19:27
I'm sure this list took so long. Congrats on the completion!
Posted: 4 years, 6 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: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 23 21:11
Suspicious Minds and Love Me Tender are amazing songs! :)
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 24 0:25
Wow!!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 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: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 24 12:57
Rolling Stone magazine sucks, but great job on compilling this list! Nice work! :-)
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 18 13:39
Otis Reading: "These Arms Of Mine" & "Try A Little Tenderness"

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