Contact Us

100 Greatest Songs Ever

Michael Jackson
Tim Whitby, Getty Images

 

 

What are the greatest songs ever?  If it were my list, it’d be everything by Rick Springfield, Whitesnake, P!nk and the Brady Bunch.  To celebrate their fifth anniversary,  Consequence of Sound.net blogged their Top 100 Greatest Songs Ever.  Much to my surprise and disappointment, none of my favorites made the list.  ~sigh~

The list represents six decades of music and nearly every popular music genre.  Check out the list.

01. The Beach Boys – “God Only Knows”
02. Talking Heads – “Once In a Lifetime”
03. Bob Dylan – “Like a Rolling Stone”
04. Michael Jackson – “Man in the Mirror”
05. The Beatles – “A Day in the Life”
06. The Velvet Underground – “Sister Ray”
07. The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy for the Devil”
08. Aretha Franklin – “Respect”
09. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
10. Radiohead – “Idioteque”
11. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
12. Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
13. Led Zeppelin – “Dazed and Confused”
14. The Knife – “Heartbeats”
15. Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
16. Bruce Springsteen – “Jungleland”
17. Otis Redding – “Try a Little Tenderness”
18. Bob Dylan – “Shelter from the Storm”
19. Prince – “When Doves Cry”
20. Kate Bush – “Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)”
21. Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
22. Pulp – “Common People”
23. The Beatles – “Tomorrow Never Knows”
24. The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter”
25. John Coltrane – “A Love Supreme Part 1: Acknowledgment”
26. Beastie Boys – “Shadrach”
27. The Who – “My Generation”
28. Neutral Milk Hotel – “In The Aeroplane Over the Sea”
29. Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
30. Jimi Hendrix Experience – “All Along The Watchtower”
31. Patti Smith Group – “Rock N Roll Nigger”
32. Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”
33. The Clash – “London Calling”
34. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”
35. Daft Punk – “One More Time”
36. The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
37. The Replacements – “I Will Dare”
38. Sam Cooke – “A Change is Gonna Come”
39. Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”
40. The Stooges – “Search and Destroy”
41. Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
42. Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
43. David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
44. LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”
45. N.W.A. – “Fuck Tha Police”
46. Madonna – “Like a Virgin”
47. The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”
48. Can – “Halleluhwah”
49. Metallica – “One”
50. Pavement – “Summer Babe (Winter Version)”
51. The Who – “Baba O’Riley”
52. Jay-Z – “99 Problems”
53. Arcade Fire – “Wake Up”
54. Pink Floyd – “Comfortably Numb”
55. Bob Dylan – “The Times They Are a-Changin’”
56. Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”
57. Thin Lizzy – “The Boys Are Back in Town”
58. Black Flag – “Rise Above”
59. Television – “Marquee Moon”
60. Nick Drake – “Pink Moon”
61. The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
62. Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
63. U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name”
64. OutKast – “B.o.B”
65. The Velvet Underground & Nico – “Waiting for the Man”
66. Portishead – “Roads”
67. Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”
68. Leonard Cohen – “Suzanne”
69. The Cure – “Just Like Heaven”
70. Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
71. Björk – “Army of Me”
72. James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
73. The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”
74. The Smiths – “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side”
75. Blondie – “Heart of Glass”
76. Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
77. Sly and the Family Stone – “Hot Fun in the Summertime”
78. Run-D.M.C. – “Rock Box”
79. Fleetwood Mac – “The Chain”
80. Yo La Tengo – “Autumn Sweater”
81. Wu-Tang Clan – “Protect Ya Neck”
82. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy the Silence”
83. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – “The Message”
84. Sufjan Stevens – “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.”
85. My Bloody Valentine – “Only Shallow”
86. The Band – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
87. PJ Harvey – “Down By the Water”
88. Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)”
89. Kanye West – “Jesus Walks”
90. Pixies – “Hey”
91. Funkadelic – “One Nation Under A Groove”
92. Aphex Twin – “Windowlicker”
93. Devo – “Uncontrollable Urge”
94. Underworld – “Born Slippy .NUXX”
95. Sleater Kinney – “Dig Me Out”
96. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “From Her To Eternity”
97. A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario”
98. Kraftwerk – “Autobahn”
99. Sonic Youth – “Teen Age Riot”
100. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Local News

Latest Entertainment News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix97-3.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Mix 97-3: Today's Best Mix of the 80s, 90s and Today quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Mix 97-3: Today's Best Mix of the 80s, 90s and Today quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!