Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs

Original List

  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  • Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • What'd I Say - Ray Charles
  • My Generation - The Who
  • A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • Blowin' in The Wind - Bob Dylan
  • London Calling - The Clash
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Maybellene - Chuck Berry
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • People Get Ready - The Impressions
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • A Day In The Life - The Beatles
  • Layla - Derek And The Dominos
  • (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • Help - The Beatles
  • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
  • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
  • River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner
  • You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • One - U2
  • No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
  • Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
  • That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
  • Dancing In The Streets - Martha And The Vandellas
  • The Weight - The Band
  • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
  • Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
  • Heroes - David Bowie
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel
  • All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
  • The Message - Grandmaster Flash
  • When Doves Cry - Prince
  • Anarchy In The U K - The Sex Pistols
  • When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  • Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
  • Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • The Times They Are A-changin' - Bob Dylan
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
  • For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  • She Loves You - The Beatles
  • Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
  • Redemption Song - Bob Marley
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
  • Crying - Roy Orbison
  • Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
  • California Girls - The Beach Boys
  • Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt.1 - James Brown
  • Summertime Blues - Cochran Eddie
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  • Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
  • Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Crazy - Patsy Cline
  • Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
  • Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
  • In The Still Of The Night - The Five Satins
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
  • Love And Happiness - Al Green
  • Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
  • Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
  • Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
  • Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  • Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
  • Little Red Corvette - Prince
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now) - Otis Redding
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
  • That's All Right - Elvis Presley
  • Up On The Roof - The Drifters
  • Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals
  • You Send Me - Sam Cooke
  • Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • Take Me To The River - Al Green
  • Shout (Parts 1 and 2) - The Isley Brothers
  • Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
  • I Want You Back - TheJackson 5
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  • It`s A Man's Man's World - James Brown
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - The Shirelles
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner
  • Changes - David Bowie
  • Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
  • Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
  • In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Family Affair - Sly & the Family Stone
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
  • Please, Please, Please - James Brown
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
  • Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Rock Lobster - B-52s
  • Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
  • Me And Bobby Mcgee - Janis Joplin
  • Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • Eight Miles High - The Byrds
  • Earth Angel (will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
  • Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
  • A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
  • Rave On - Buddy Holly
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
  • I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
  • I'm Waiting For The Man - Velvet Underground
  • Bring The Noise - Public Enemy
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  • Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead Oconnor
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
  • Lose Yourself - Eminem
  • Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  • Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations
  • Losing My Religion - REM
  • Both Sides, Now - Joni Mitchell
  • Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • Dream On - Aerosmith
  • God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols
  • Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
  • I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
  • Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
  • September Gurls - Big Star
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
  • Hey Ya - Outkast
  • Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's
  • Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
  • Please Please Me - The Beatles
  • Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
  • I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
  • Back In Black - AC/DC
  • Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
  • Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
  • There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
  • Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
  • Maybe - The Chantels
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N Roses
  • Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
  • Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
  • Flash Light - Parliament
  • Loser - Beck
  • Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
  • Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
  • Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
  • Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
  • Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
  • In My Room - The Beach Boys
  • Caroline, No - The Beach Boys
  • 1999 - Prince
  • Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams
  • Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young
  • Sh-Boom - The Chords
  • Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • Boom Boom - Hooker John Lee
  • Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
  • Walk Away Renee - Left Banke
  • Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Dance to the Music - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Good Times - Chic
  • Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Fire And Rain - James Taylor
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go? - The Clash
  • Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
  • Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
  • Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
  • Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
  • I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
  • I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • Everyday - Buddy Holly
  • Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
  • I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline
  • The Wanderer - Dion
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • Stand! - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Love Shack - B-52s
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Rappers Delight - Sugarhill Gang
  • Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • Money Honey - The Drifters
  • All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
  • Highway To Hell - AC/DC
  • Heart Of Glass - Blondie
  • Paranoid Android - Radiohead
  • Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • I Can See For Miles - The Who
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Oh, What a Night - The Dells
  • Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
  • Ooo Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson
  • He's a Rebel - The Crystals
  • Sail Away - Randy Newman
  • Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells
  • Walking In The Rain - The Ronettes
  • Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
  • Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
  • Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
  • Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
  • Something - The Beatles
  • Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
  • Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
  • I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
  • Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
  • Pictures Of You - The Cure
  • Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Help Me - Joni Mitchell
  • Call Me - Blondie
  • Peace, Love & Understanding - Elvis Costello
  • Smoke Stack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
  • Summer Babe - Pavement
  • Walk This Way - Run D.M.C.
  • She's Not There - The Zombies
  • Train in Vain - The Clash
  • Tired Of Being Alone - Al Green
  • Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
  • Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones
  • Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley
  • Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
  • One Way Or Another - Blondie
  • Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
  • Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
  • With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
  • Say It Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
  • Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
  • What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
  • Iron Man - Black Sabbath
  • Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers
  • In Dreams - Roy Orbison
  • I Put a Spell on You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
  • Alison - Elvis Costello
  • School's Out - Alice Cooper
  • Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
  • Cortez The Killer - Neil Young
  • Fight The Power - Public Enemy
  • Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
  • Baby Love - Diana Ross
  • Good Lovin' - Rascals
  • Sex Machine - James Brown
  • For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler
  • The End - The Doors
  • That's The Way Of The World - Earth Wind & Fire
  • We Will Rock You - Queen
  • I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
  • Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
  • Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
  • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  • Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
  • You Keep Me Hangin' On - Diana Ross
  • The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
  • Runaround Sue - Dion
  • Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
  • La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
  • California Love - 2Pac
  • Candle In The Wind - Elton John
  • That Lady (Part 1 and 2) - The Isley Brothers
  • Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
  • The Locomotion - Little Eva
  • The Great Pretender - The Platters
  • All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) - The Eurythmics
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  • Complete Control - The Clash
  • The Letter - The Box Tops
  • Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • White Room - Cream
  • Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  • I'm a Man - Bo Diddley
  • I Can't Explain - The Who
  • Marquee Moon - Television
  • Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  • Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry
  • Another Brick In The Wall, Part Ii - Pink Floyd
  • Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
  • Hit The Road Jack (Studio) - Ray Charles
  • Pride (in The Name Of Love) - U2
  • Radio Free Europe - REM
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  • Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
  • Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band
  • Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
  • Ohio - Crosby, Still, Nash & Young
  • I Know You Got Soul - Eric B. & Rakim
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • Roxanne - The Police
  • Just My Imagination - Temptations
  • Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
  • Summer In The City - Lovin Spoonful
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Remember (Walkin' in The Sand) - The Shangri-Las
  • Thirteen - Big Star
  • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Kicks - Paul Revere And The Raiders
  • Tonight's the Night - The Shirelles
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & the Family Stone
  • C'mon Everybody - Cochran Eddie
  • Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
  • We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
  • I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
  • In Bloom - Nirvana
  • Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
  • Crossroads - Cream
  • Monkey Gone to Heaven - The Pixies
  • I Feel Love - Donna Summer
  • The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
  • Young Blood - The Coasters
  • I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
  • Fuck tha Police - NWA
  • Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills Nash
  • Nuthin But A G Thang - Dr. Dre
  • It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel
  • Lola - The Kinks
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
  • Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
  • William, It Was Really Nothing - The Smiths
  • Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
  • New Year's Day - U2
  • Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Solomon Burke
  • White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
  • Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino
  • Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight And The Pips
  • Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  • Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones
  • Alone Again Or - Love
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • I Wanna Be Your Dog - Stooges
  • Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
  • Push It - Salt N Pepa
  • Keep On Knockin' - Little Richard
  • I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
  • I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • Come As You Are - Nirvana
  • Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
  • Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las
  • Heroin - Velvet Underground
  • Penny Lane - The Beatles
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Campbell Glen
  • The Twist - Chubby Checker
  • Cupid - Sam Cooke
  • Paradise City - Guns 'N Roses
  • My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
  • All Apologies - Nirvana
  • Soul Man - Sam & Dave
  • Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
  • One Fine Day - The Chiffons
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
  • Rain - The Beatles
  • Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops
  • Surrender - Cheap Trick
  • Runaway - Del Shannon
  • Welcome To The Jungle - Guns 'N Roses
  • Search and Destroy - Stooges
  • It's Too Late - Carole King
  • Free Man in Paris - Joni Mitchell
  • On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
  • Where Did Our Love Go - Diana Ross
  • Do Right Woman -- Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin
  • One Nation Under a Groove -- Part 1 - Funkadelic
  • Sabotage - The Beastie Boys
  • I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • Super Freak - James Rick
  • White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  • Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
  • Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
  • Young Americans - David Bowie
  • I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper
  • Just Like Heaven - The Cure
  • I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett
  • Graceland - Paul Simon
  • How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
  • Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
  • Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
  • Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
  • Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
  • Desperado - The Eagles
  • Shop Around - Smokey Robinson
  • Miss You - The Rolling Stones
  • Buddy Holly - Weezer
  • Rainy Night In Georgia - Benton Brook
  • The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
  • More Than A Feeling - Boston

2010 Update

The top 500 songs of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine: