500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone Magazine version 2021) (2023)

Songs new to the 2021 list:
500 Kanye West, 'Stronger' 2007
498 Townes Van Zandt, 'Pancho and Lefty' 1972
497 Lizzo, 'Truth Hurts' 2017
496 Harry Nilsson, 'Without You' 1971
495 Carly Simon, 'You're So Vain' 1972
494 Cyndi Lauper, 'Time After Time' 1983
493 The Pixies, 'Where Is My Mind?' 1988
492 Miles Davis, 'So What' 1959
490 Lil Nas X, 'Old Town Road' 2019
489 The Breeders, 'Cannonball' 1993
488 The Weeknd, 'House of Balloons' 2011
487 Solange, 'Cranes in the Sky' 2016
486 Lil Wayne, 'A Milli' 2009
485 Azealia Banks, '212' 2011
482 Lady Gaga, 'Bad Romance' 2009
481 Robert Johnson, 'Cross Road Blues' 1937
480 Biz Markie, 'Just a Friend' 1989
479 Santana, 'Oye Como Va' 1970
478 Juvenile feat. Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh, 'Back That Azz Up' 1998
477 The Go-Gos, 'Our Lips Are Sealed' 1981
476 Kris Kristofferson, 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' 1970
475 Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation' 1989
474 Curtis Mayfield, 'Move On Up' 1970
473 Tammy Wynette, 'Stand by Your Man' 1968
472 Peter Gabriel, 'Solsbury Hill' 1977
469 Dixie Chicks, 'Goodbye Earl' 2000
468 Mazzy Star, 'Fade Into You' 1993
466 Luther Vandross, 'Never Too Much' 1981
465 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, 'Get Lucky' 2013
460 Steel Pulse, 'Ku Klux Klan' 1978
459 Sade, 'No Ordinary Love' 1992
457 Bon Jovi, 'Livin' on a Prayer' 1986
456 Lana Del Rey, 'Summertime Sadness' 2012
454 Sister Nancy, 'Bam Bam' 1982
453 Missy Elliot, 'The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)' 1997
452 Toto, 'Africa' 1982
451 Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, 'Bad and Boujee' 2016
450 Neil Young, 'Powderfinger' 1979
448 Erykah Badu, 'Tyrone' 1997
446 Bruce Springsteen, 'Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)' 1973
445 T. Rex, 'Cosmic Dancer' 1971
443 Fall Out Boy, 'Sugar, We’re Goin Down' 2005
442 Motörhead, 'Ace of Spades' 1980
441 Miranda Lambert, 'The House That Built Me' 2010
440 Alicia Keys, 'If I Ain't Got You' 2003
439 Celia Cruz, 'La Vida Es un Carnaval' 1998
438 Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, 'Savage (Remix)' 2020
437 Lucinda Williams, 'Passionate Kisses' 1988
436 Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Call Me Maybe' 2012
435 Rush, 'Limelight' 1981
433 Pet Shop Boys, 'West End Girls' 1984
431 Prince, 'Adore' 1987
430 Pete Rock and CL Smooth, 'They Reminisce Over You' 1992
429 Queen and David Bowie, 'Under Pressure' 1981
428 Harry Styles, 'Sign of the Times' 2017
426 Nicki Minaj, 'Super Bass' 2010
424 Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen, 'No Diggity' 1996
423 Fiona Apple, 'Criminal' 1996
422 Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage, 'Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)' 1994
419 Mariah Carey, 'Fantasy' 1995
417 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk' 2015
416 Pearl Jam, 'Alive' 1991
415 Depeche Mode, 'Enjoy the Silence' 1990
414 Blondie, 'Dreaming' 1979
412 Neneh Cherry, 'Buffalo Stance' 1988
411 Wilco, 'Heavy Metal Drummer' 2002
409 Foo Fighters, 'Everlong' 1997
408 Cat Stevens/Yusuf, 'Father and Son' 1970
406 Run-DMC, 'Sucker MC's' 1984
405 Selena, 'Amor Prohibido' 1994
404 Kiss, 'Rock and Roll All Nite' 1975
403 Rufus and Chaka Khan, 'Ain’t Nobody' 1983
402 Bill Withers, 'Lovely Day' 1977
400 David Bowie, 'Station to Station' 1976
399 Sylvester, 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' 1978
398 Duran Duran, 'Hungry Like the Wolf' 1982
394 Jeff Buckley, 'Grace' 1994
392 Coldplay, 'Fix You' 2005
391 Eric Church, 'Springsteen' 2011
389 Pretenders, 'Brass in Pocket' 1979
388 DMX, 'Party Up (Up in Here)' 1999
385 Diana Ross, 'I'm Coming Out' 1980
384 Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny, 'I Like It' 2018
383 Childish Gambino, 'Redbone' 2016
382 Fiona Apple, 'Paper Bag' 1999
381 The Slits, 'Typical Girls' 1979
380 Fountains of Wayne, 'Radiation Vibe' 1996
379 D’Angelo, 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)' 2000
378 The Killers, 'Mr. Brightside' 2003
374 William DeVaughn, 'Be Thankful for What You Got' 1974
373 Drake, 'Hotline Bling' 2015
371 Elton John, 'Bennie and the Jets' 1973
369 The Cars, 'Just What I Needed' 1978
368 Soundgarden, 'Black Hole Sun' 1994
367 Frank Ocean, 'Thinkin Bout You' 2012
364 The Grateful Dead, 'Box of Rain' 1970
363 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Could You Be Loved' 1980
362 Kacey Musgraves, 'Merry Go 'Round' 2013
359 Fugees, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1996
358 Patti Smith, 'Because the Night' 1978
357 Taylor Swift, 'Blank Space' 2014
355 Thelma Houston, 'Don't Leave Me This Way' 1976
354 Michael Jackson, 'Rock With You' 1979
352 Ice Cube, 'It Was a Good Day' 1992
351 Jorge Ben, 'Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)' 1976
350 John Prine, 'Angel From Montgomery' 1971
349 The Zombies, 'Time of the Season' 1968
348 Roxy Music, 'Virginia Plain' 1972
346 BTS, 'Dynamite' 2020
343 The Doobie Brothers, 'What a Fool Believes' 1979
342 Chuck Berry, 'Promised Land' 1964
341 The Monkees, 'I'm a Believer' 1966
337 Cher, 'Believe' 1998
336 Hall and Oates, 'She’s Gone' 1973
335 Marshall Jefferson, 'Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)' 1986
334 The Grateful Dead, 'Ripple' 1970
331 The Marvelettes, 'Please Mr. Postman' 1961
330 The Notorious B.I.G., 'Big Poppa' 1994
329 Bad Bunny, 'Safaera' 2020
328 Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Under the Bridge' 1964
327 Mary J. Blige, 'Real Love' 1992
326 Rilo Kiley, 'Portions for Foxes' 2004
324 Billy Joel, 'Scenes From an Italian Restaurant' 1977
322 Neil Young, 'After the Gold Rush' 1970
319 Tears for Fears, 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' 1985
318 Big Mama Thornton, 'Hound Dog' 1953
315 John Coltrane, 'Pt. 1-Acknowledgement' 1965
313 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tears of a Clown' 1967
312 Isaac Hayes, 'Walk on By' 1969
308 Liz Phair, 'Divorce Song' 1993
304 Kraftwerk, 'Trans-Europe Express' 1977
303 TLC, 'No Scrubs' 1999
301 Bob Seger, 'Night Moves' 1976
298 Bruce Springsteen, 'Jungleland' 1975
297 Beach Boys, 'Wouldn’t It Be Nice' 1966
296 Bikini Kill, 'Rebel Girl' 1993
292 A Tribe Called Quest, 'Can I Kick It?' 1990
291 Phil Collins, 'In the Air Tonight' 1981
290 Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris, 'Yeah!' 2004
289 Bruce Springsteen, 'Atlantic City' 1982
288 The Funky 4 + 1, 'That's the Joint' 1980
287 AC/DC, 'You Shook Me All Night Long' 1980
285 Destiny’s Child, 'Say My Name' 1999
284 Leonard Cohen, 'Suzanne' 1967
282 INXS, 'Never Tear Us Apart' 1988
281 Clipse, 'Grindin'' 2002
279 Radiohead, 'Karma Police' 1997
276 Buzzcocks, 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)' 1978
270 Nine Inch Nails, 'Closer' 1994
267 Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care' 2011
266 Augustus Pablo, 'King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown' 1974
265 The Replacements, 'Left of the Dial' 1985
263 Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors' 1971
262 Paul Simon, 'American Tune' 1973
261 Curtis Mayfield, 'Pusherman' 1972
258 Gil-Scott Heron, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' 1971
257 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 'Heat Wave' 1963
256 Metallica, 'Master of Puppets' 1986
255 Loretta Lynn, 'Coal Miner’s Daughter' 1970
254 The Supremes, 'Stop! In the Name of Love' 1965
249 Joan Jett, 'Bad Reputation' 1980
248 N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' 1988
247 Joni Mitchell, 'River' 1971
246 Faces, 'Ooh La La' 1973
241 Digital Underground, 'The Humpty Dance' 1990
240 Backstreet Boys, 'I Want It That Way' 1999
238 Aaliyah, 'Are You That Somebody?' 1998
235 New Order, 'Blue Monday' 1983
233 Deee-Lite, 'Groove Is in the Heart' 1990
231 Whitney Houston, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' 1987
229 Woody Guthrie, 'This Land Is Your Land' 1951
228 Beyoncé, 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)' 2008
226 The Smiths, 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' 1986
217 Stevie Nicks, 'Edge of Seventeen' 1981
215 Mobb Deep, 'Shook Ones, Pt. II' 1995
214 Steely Dan, 'Deacon Blues' 1977
208 Hole, 'Doll Parts' 1994
207 Rage Against the Machine, 'Killing in the Name' 1992
205 Britney Spears, '...Baby One More Time' 1998
203 Stevie Wonder, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' 1970
197 Ann Peebles, 'I Can't Stand the Rain' 1973
194 PJ Harvey, 'Rid of Me' 1993
192 Geto Boys, 'Mind Playing Tricks on Me' 1991
189 David Bowie, 'Space Oddity' 1969
178 Billie Eilish, 'Bad Guy' 2019
177 Van Halen, 'Jump' 1983
172 Nina Simone, 'Mississippi Goddam' 1964
171 Louis Armstrong, 'What a Wonderful World' 1967
169 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 'American Girl' 1976
163 Fleetwood Mac, 'Landslide' 1975
162 Nick Drake, 'Pink Moon' 1972
161 Madonna, 'Into the Groove' 1985
160 R.E.M., 'Nightswimming' 1992
158 The Meters, 'Cissy Strut' 1969
157 Sonic Youth, 'Teenage Riot' 1988
150 Green Day, 'Basket Case' 1994
145 Outkast, 'Ms. Jackson' 2000
139 Madonna, 'Vogue' 1990
137 Ariana Grande, 'Thank U, Next' 2019
133 Journey, 'Don’t Stop Believin’' 1981
132 Eric B. and Rakim, 'Paid in Full' 1987
129 Drake feat. Majid Jordan, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' 2013
127 TLC, 'Waterfalls' 1995
126 George Michael, 'Freedom! '90' 1990
123 Talking Heads, 'This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)' 1983
120 X-Ray Spex, 'Oh Bondage! Up Yours!' 1977
118 Radiohead, 'Creep' 1992
117 Aretha Franklin, 'I Say a Little Prayer' 1968
116 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, 'It Takes Two' 1988
115 Etta James, 'At Last' 1960
114 Britney Spears, 'Toxic' 2003
107 Wu-Tang Clan, 'C.R.E.A.M.' 1994
105 David Bowie, 'Life on Mars?' 1971
103 Alanis Morissette, 'You Oughta Know' 1995
97 Patti Smith, 'Gloria' 1975
95. Oasis, 'Wonderwall' 1995
94. Whitney Houston, 'I Will Always Love You' 1992
91. UGK feat. Outkast, 'Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)' 2007
90. Aretha Franklin, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' 1967
87. LCD Soundsystem, 'All My Friends' 2007
82. Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep' 2011
79. Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black' 2006
75. Pulp, 'Common People' 1996
74. Leonard Cohen, 'Hallelujah' 1984
73. Beyoncé, 'Formation' 2016
69. Taylor Swift, 'All Too Well' 2012
65. Earth, Wind, and Fire, 'September' 1978
60. Kate Bush, 'Running Up That Hill' 1985
56. Missy Elliott, 'Work It' 2000
50. Daddy Yankee feat. Glory, 'Gasolina' 2010
49. Lauryn Hill, 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 1998
48. Radiohead, 'Idioteque' 2000
45. Kendrick Lamar, 'Alright' 2015
39. Outkast, 'B.O.B.' 2000
30. Lorde, 'Royals' 2013
28. Talking Heads, 'Once in a Lifetime' 1980
26. Joni Mitchell, 'A Case of You' 1971
25. Kanye West feat. Pusha T, 'Runaway' 2010
21. Billie Holiday, 'Strange Fruit' 1939
20. Robyn, 'Dancing on My Own' 2010
09. Fleetwood Mac, 'Dreams' 1977

Songs that were on all three versions of the list:
499 The Supremes, 'Baby Love' 1964
491 Guns N' Roses, 'Welcome to the Jungle' 1987
484 Weezer, 'Buddy Holly' 1994
483 The Four Tops, 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' 1965
471 The Animals, 'The House of the Rising Sun' 1964
470 Gladys Knight and the Pips, 'Midnight Train to Georgia' 1973
467 Nirvana, 'Come as You Are' 1991
464 Joni Mitchell, 'Help Me' 1974
463 John Lee Hooker, 'Boom Boom' 1962
462 Van Morrison, 'Into the Mystic' 1970
461 Roy Orbison, 'Crying' 1962
458 Beck, 'Loser' 1993
455 Jefferson Airplane, 'White Rabbit' 1967
449 Blue Öyster Cult, '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' 1976
447 The Beatles, 'Help!' 1965
434 Ramones, 'Sheena Is a Punk Rocker' 1977
432 Eddie Cochran, 'Summertime Blues' 1958
427 Sugar Hill Gang, 'Rapper's Delight' 1979
425 Muddy Waters, 'Mannish Boy' 1955
421 The Smiths, 'How Soon Is Now?' 1984
420 The Mamas and the Papas, 'California Dreamin' ' 1965
418 Booker T. and the MGs, 'Green Onions' 1962
413 Them, 'Gloria' 1965
410 Allman Brothers Band, 'Whipping Post' 1969
407 Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Free Bird' 1973
401 Fleetwood Mac, 'Go Your Own Way' 1977
397 Public Enemy, 'Bring the Noise' 1987
396 Elvis Costello, 'Alison' 1977
395 Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, 'Planet Rock' 1982
393 James Brown, 'Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)' 1968
390 Metallica, 'Enter Sandman' 1991
387 New York Dolls, 'Personality Crisis' 1973
377 The Cure, 'Pictures of You' 1989
375 The Drifters, 'Up on the Roof' 1964
372 Bonnie Raitt, 'I Can't Make You Love Me' 1991
370 Buddy Holly, 'Peggy Sue' 1958
365 Sex Pistols, 'God Save the Queen' 1977
361 Jimmy Cliff, 'The Harder They Come' 1972
360 Prince, 'Little Red Corvette' 1982
356 Cheap Trick, 'Surrender' 1978
353 Eurythmics, 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' 1983
347 Elvis Presley, 'Heartbreak Hotel' 1958
344 Black Sabbath, 'Iron Man' 1971
340 The Clash, '(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais' 1978
339 Prince, '1999' 1982
338 Black Sabbath, 'Paranoid' 1970
333 The Temptations, 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone' 1972
325 Iggy Pop, 'Lust for Life' 1977
323 Everly Brothers, 'All I Have to Do Is Dream' 1958
321 U2, 'I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For' 1987
320 2Pac, 'California Love' 1995
317 Bob Dylan, 'Visions of Johanna' 1966
316 The Shangri-Las, 'Leader of the Pack' 1964
314 The Stooges, 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' 1969
311 The Eagles, 'Hotel California' 1976
310 The Doors, 'Light My Fire' 1967
309 Bill Withers, 'Ain't No Sunshine' 1971
306 Aretha Franklin, 'Chain of Fools' 1967
305 The Police, 'Every Breath You Take' 1983
302 Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here' 1975
300 The B-52's, 'Rock Lobster' 1978
299 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 'I Put a Spell on You' 1956
295 The Who, 'Won't Get Fooled Again' 1971
294 The Velvet Underground, 'Sweet Jane' 1970
293 Alice Cooper, 'School’s Out' 1972
286 ABBA, 'Dancing Queen' 1976
283 Ray Charles, 'Georgia on My Mind' 1960
280 The Beatles, 'Penny Lane' 1967
278 Toots and the Maytals, 'Pressure Drop' 1973
277 Bo Diddley, 'Bo Diddley' 1955
275 Randy Newman, 'Sail Away' 1972
274 Al Green, 'Love and Happiness' 1972
273 Roberta Flack, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' 1973
271 Procol Harum, 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' 1967
269 The Righteous Brothers, 'Unchained Melody' 1965
268 The Isley Brothers, 'Shout (Parts 1 and 2)' 1959
264 Marvin Gaye, 'Let's Get It On' 1973
260 The Wailers, 'Get Up, Stand Up' 1973
259 Neil Young, 'Heart of Gold' 1972
253 Willie Nelson, 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' 1975
252 Parliament, 'Flash Light' 1977
251 Gloria Gaynor, 'I Will Survive' 1978
250 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Purple Haze' 1967
245 Beastie Boys, 'Sabotage' 1994
244 Pavement, 'Summer Babe (Winter Version)' 1992
243 The Beatles, 'Eleanor Rigby' 1966
242 Jerry Lee Lewis, 'Great Balls of Fire' 1957
239 Big Star, 'September Gurls' 1974
237 Hank Williams, 'Your Cheatin' Heart' 1953
236 Bill Withers, 'Lean on Me' 1972
234 The Supremes, 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On' 1966
232 The Who, 'My Generation' 1965
230 The Byrds, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
227 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Fortunate Son' 1969
225 Joni Mitchell, 'Both Sides Now' 1969
224 Derek and the Dominos, 'Layla' 1970
223 Eminem feat. Dido, 'Stan' 2000
222 Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' 1969
221 Ike and Tina Turner, 'River Deep, Mountain High' 1966
220 New Order, 'Bizarre Love Triangle' 1986
219 Tom Petty, 'Free Fallin'' 1989
218 Wilson Pickett, 'In the Midnight Hour' 1965
216 Elvis Presley, 'Jailhouse Rock' 1957
213 The Rolling Stones, 'Paint It, Black' 1966
211 U2, 'With or Without You' 1987
209 Don Henley, 'Boys of Summer' 1984
206 Glen Campbell, 'Wichita Lineman' 1968
204 David Bowie, 'Young Americans' 1975
202 Elton John, 'Your Song' 1970
201 Johnny Cash, 'Ring of Fire' 1963
200 David Bowie, 'Changes' 1971
199 Aerosmith, 'Dream On' 1973
198 Marvin Gaye, 'Sexual Healing' 1982
196 James Brown, 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine' 1970
195 Patsy Cline, 'Crazy' 1961
193 The Rolling Stones, 'Wild Horses' 1971
191 Bobbie Gentry, 'Ode to Billie Joe' 1967
190 N.W.A, 'Fuck tha Police' 1988
188 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'Little Wing' 1967
187 Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' 1965
186 The Staple Singers, 'I'll Take You There' 1972
185 Michael Jackson, 'Beat It' 1982
184 Sinéad O’Connor, 'Nothing Compares 2 U' 1990
183 Stevie Wonder, 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' 1972
182 Simon and Garfunkel, 'The Sounds of Silence' 1964
181 The Byrds, 'Eight Miles High' 1966
180 Lou Reed, 'Walk on the Wild Side' 1972
179 Pink Floyd, 'Comfortably Numb' 1979
176 The Kinks, 'You Really Got Me' 1964
175 The Flamingos, 'I Only Have Eyes for You' 1959
174 R.E.M., 'Radio Free Europe' 1983
173 Television, 'Marquee Moon' 1977
170 The Five Satins, 'In the Still of the Night' 1956
168 Dusty Springfield, 'Son of a Preacher Man' 1968
166 Mott the Hoople, 'All the Young Dudes' 1972
165 Hank Williams, 'I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry' 1949
164 Bob Dylan, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' 1965
159 The Who, 'Baba O'Riley' 1971
156 The Kingsmen, 'Louie Louie' 1963
154 Howlin’ Wolf, 'Spoonful' 1960
153 Rick James, 'Super Freak' 1981
152 Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Proud Mary' 1969
151 The Shirelles, 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' 1960
149 Elton John, 'Rocket Man' 1972
148 Led Zeppelin, 'Kashmir' 1975
147 Fats Domino, 'Blueberry Hill' 1956
146 James Taylor, 'Fire and Rain' 1970
144 The Rolling Stones, 'Jumpin’ Jack Flash' 1968
143 The Clash, 'London Calling' 1980
142 George Jones, 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' 1980
141 Rod Stewart, 'Maggie May' 1971
140 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'No Woman No Cry' 1975
138 Blondie, 'Heart of Glass' 1979
136 Otis Redding, 'Try a Little Tenderness' 1966
135 The Beatles, 'She Loves You' 1964
134 Tina Turner, 'What's Love Got to Do With It' 1984
131 Ben E. King, 'Stand by Me' 1961
130 Martha and the Vandellas, 'Dancing in the Street' 1964
128 Led Zeppelin, 'Whole Lotta Love' 1969
125 Sex Pistols, 'Anarchy in the U.K.' 1977
124 Buddy Holly, 'That’ll Be the Day' 1957
122 The Impressions, 'People Get Ready' 1965
121 The Beatles, 'Let It Be' 1970
119 Marvin Gaye, 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' 1968
113 Stevie Wonder, 'Higher Ground' 1973
112 R.E.M., 'Losing My Religion' 1991
111 Bruce Springsteen, 'Thunder Road' 1975
110 The Beatles, 'Something' 1969
109 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Everyday People' 1968
108 The Cure, 'Just Like Heaven' 1987
106 The Rolling Stones, 'Sympathy for the Devil' 1968
104 The Jackson 5, 'I Want You Back' 1969
102 Chuck Berry, 'Maybelline' 1955
100 Bob Dylan, 'Blowin' in the Wind' 1963
99 Bee Gees, 'Stayin' Alive' 1977
98 The Beatles, 'In My Life' 1965
92 Little Richard, 'Good Golly, Miss Molly' 1958
89 The Beatles, 'Hey Jude' 1968
88 Guns N' Roses, 'Sweet Child O' Mine' 1987
86 The Rolling Stones, 'Tumbling Dice' 1972
85 Prince, 'Kiss' 1986
84 Al Green, 'Let's Stay Together' 1971
83 Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row' 1965
81 The Velvet Underground, 'I’m Waiting for the Man' 1967
80 Ray Charles, 'What'd I Say' 1957
78 The Four Tops, 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)' 1967
77 The Modern Lovers, 'Roadrunner' 1976
76 Johnny Cash, 'I Walk the Line' 1956
72 The Beatles, 'Yesterday' 1965
71 Tracy Chapman, 'Fast Car' 1988
70 Elvis Presley, 'Suspicious Minds' 1969
68 Chic, 'Good Times' 1979
67 Bob Dylan, 'Tangled Up in Blue' 1975
66 Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' 1970
64 Ramones, 'Blitzkrieg Bop' 1976
63 Dolly Parton, 'Jolene' 1974
62 U2, 'One' 1992
61 Led Zeppelin, 'Stairway to Heaven' 1971
59 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 'The Message' 1982
58 The Band, 'The Weight' 1968
57 Sly and the Family Stone, 'Family Affair' 1971
55 Madonna, 'Like a Prayer' 1989
54 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, 'The Tracks of My Tears' 1965
53 The Beach Boys, 'Good Vibrations' 1966
52 Donna Summer, 'I Feel Love' 1977
51 Dionne Warwick, 'Walk on By' 1964
47 Elton John, 'Tiny Dancer' 1972
44 Michael Jackson, 'Billie Jean' 1982
43 The Temptations, 'My Girl' 1965
42 Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Redemption Song' 1980
41 Joy Division, 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' 1980
40 The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 'All Along the Watchtower' 1968
38 Otis Redding, '(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay' 1967
37 Prince and the Revolution, 'When Doves Cry' 1984
35 Little Richard, 'Tutti-Frutti' 1955
34 James Brown, 'Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag' 1966
33 Chuck Berry, 'Johnny B. Goode' 1958
31 The Rolling Stones, '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' 1965
29 Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' 1992
27 Bruce Springsteen, 'Born to Run' 1975
24 The Beatles, 'A Day in the Life' 1967
23 David Bowie, 'Heroes' 1977
22 The Ronettes, 'Be My Baby' 1963
19 John Lennon, 'Imagine' 1971
18 Prince and the Revolution, 'Purple Rain' 1984
17 Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 1975
15 The Beatles, 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' 1963
14 The Kinks, 'Waterloo Sunset' 1967
13 The Rolling Stones, 'Gimme Shelter' 1969
12 Stevie Wonder, 'Superstition' 1972
11 The Beach Boys, 'God Only Knows' 1966
10 Outkast, 'Hey Ya!' 2003
7 The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever' 1967
6 Marvin Gaye, 'What’s Going On' 1971
5 Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' 1991
4 Bob Dylan, 'Like a Rolling Stone' 1965
3 Sam Cooke, 'A Change Is Gonna Come' 1964
2 Public Enemy, 'Fight the Power' 1989
1 Aretha Franklin, 'Respect' 1967

Songs only on the 2003 and 2010 versions of the list (I'm pretty sure I got some of these wrong but whatever):
19. “Hound Dog” - Elvis Presley
34. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" – The Righteous Brothers
53. "When a Man Loves a Woman" – Percy Sledge
55. "Long Tall Sally" – Little Richard
59. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" – Bob Dylan
61. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" – Jerry Lee Lewis"
63. "For What It's Worth" – Buffalo Springfield
65. "Sunshine of Your Life" – Cream
72. "California Girls" – The Beach Boys"
77. "Mystery Train" – Elvis Presley
78. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" –James Brown
83. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" – The Beatles
95. "Blue Suede Shoes" – Carl Perkins
97. "Roll Over Beethoven" – Chuck Berry
102. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
104. "Hot Stuff" – Donna Summer
106. "The Boxer" – Simon and Garfunkel
108. "Not Fade Away" – Buddy Holly and The Crickets
110. "Brown Eyed Girl" – Van Morrison
111. "I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)" – Otis Redding
113. "That's All Right" – Elvis Presley
115. "You Send Me" – Sam Cooke
117. "Take Me to the River" – Al Green
124. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" – James Brown
127. "Shake, Rattle & Roll" – Big Joe Turner
129. "Rock & Roll Music" – Chuck Berry
130. "Born to Be Wild" – Steppenwolf
133. "Who Do You Love?" – Bo Diddley
140. "I Saw Her Standing There" – The Beatles
143. "Please, Please, Please" – James Brown and His Famous Flames
145. "I Wanna be Sedated" – Ramones
148. "Me and Bobby McGee" – Janis Joplin
150. "Cathy's Clown" - The Everly Brothers
152. "Earth Angel" – The Penguins
153. "Foxey Lady" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
154. "A Hard Day's Night" – The Beatles
155. "Rave On" – Buddy Holly and the Crickets
159. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" – Bill Haley and His Comets
164. "I Can't Stop Loving You" – Ray Charles
177. "I Fought The Law" – The Bobby Fuller Four
178. "Don't Worry Baby" – The Beach Boys
184. "Save The Last Dance For Me" – The Drifters
185. "The Thrill Is Gone" – B.B. King
186. "Please Please Me" – The Beatles
188. "Who'll Stop The Rain" Creedence Clearwater Revival
190. "Back in Black" – AC/DC
196. "There Goes My Baby" – The Drifters
199. "Maybe" – The Chantels
200. "Don't Be Cruel" – Elvis Presley
201. "Hey Joe" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
206. "Positively 4th Street" – Bob Dylan
210. "Bye Bye Love" – The Everly Brothers
212. "In My Room" – The Beach Boys
213. "96 Tears" - ? and the Mysterians
214. "Caroline, No" – The Beach Boys
216. "Rockin' in the Free World" – Neil Young
218. "Do You Believe in Magic" – The Lovin' Spoonful
222. "Walk Away Renee" – The Left Banke
224. "Oh, Pretty Woman" – Roy Orbison
225. "Dance to the Music" – Sly and the Family Stone
226. "Hoochie Coochie Man" – Muddy Waters
228. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" – The Clash
231. "Moondance" – Van Morrison
232. "Just Like A Woman" – Bob Dylan
234. "Only The Lonely" – Roy Orbison
235. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" – The Animals
237. "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" – The Byrds
238. "Everyday" – Buddy Holly and the Crickets
239. "I Got A Woman" – Ray Charles
241. "I Fall to Pieces" – Patsy Cline
243. "The Wanderer" – Dion
244. "Stand!" – Sly and the Family Stone
246. "Love Shack" – The B-52's
247. "Gimme Some Lovin" – The Spencer Davis Group
248. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" – Jackie Wilson
249. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" – The Band
250. "Hot Fun in the Summertime" – Sly and the Family Stone
254. "Money Honey" – The Drifters
255. "Mack the Knife" – Bobby Darin
257. "Paranoid Android" – Radiohead
258. "Highway to Hell" –AC/DC
261. "Wild Thing" – The Troggs
262. "I Can See For Miles" – The Who
263. "Oh, What A Night" – The Dells
264. "Hallelujah" – Jeff Buckley
266. "Ooo Baby Baby" – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
267. "He's a Rebels" – The Crystals
269. "Walking in the Rain" – The Ronettes
270. "Tighten Up" – Archie Bell and the Drells
272. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" – U2
276. "Sloop John B" – The Beach Boys
277. "Sweet Little Sixteen" – Chuck Berry
279. "Somebody to Love" – Jefferson Airplane
280. "Born in the U.S.A." – Bruce Springsteen
282. "Ziggy Stardust" – David Bowie
284. "Chapel of Love" – The Dixie Cups
289. "Call Me" – Blondie
290. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
291. "Smokestack Lightning" – Howlin' Wolf
293. "Walk This Way" – Run-DMC
294. "Money (That's What I Want)" – Barrett Strong
295. "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
297. "She's Not There" – The Zombies
298. "Train in Vain" – The Clash
299. "Tired of Being Alone" – Al Green
300. "Black Dog" – Led Zeppelin
301. "Street Fighting Man" – The Rolling Stones
304. "Sign 'O' the Times" – Prince
305. "One Way or Another" – Blondie
308. "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" – Rod Stewart
309. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" – Willie Nelson
311. "With a Little Help From My Friends" – The Beatles
313. "That's Entertainment" – The Jam
314. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" – Frankie Lymon and the Teenages
315. "Lonely Teardrops" – Jackie Wilson
318. "Wake Up Little Susie" – The Everly Brothers
319. "In Dreams" – Roy Orbison
322. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" – The Animals
325. "Many Rivers to Cross" – Jimmy Cliff
328. "Heartbreaker" – Led Zeppelin
329. "Cortez the Killer" – Neil Young
331. "Dancing Barefoot" – Patti Smith Group
333. "Good Lovin'" – The Young Rascals
335. "For Your Precious Love" – Jerry Butler and the Impressions
336. "The End" – The Doors
337. "That's the Way of the World" – Earth, Wind and Fire
338. "We Will Rock You" – Queen
341. "Spirit in the Sky" – Norman Greenbaum
346. "Walk This Way" – Aerosmith
347. "Maybe I'm Amazed" – Paul McCartney
351. "Runaround Sue" – Dion
352. "Jim Dandy" – Lavern Baker
353. "Piece of My Heart" – Big Brother and the Holding Company
354. "La Bamba" – Ritchie Valens
356. "Candle in the Wind" – Elton John
357. "That Lady (Part 1 and 2)" – The Isley Brothers
358. "Spanish Harlem" – Ben E. King
359. "The Loco-Motion" – Little Eva
360. "The Great Pretender" – The Platters
361. "All Shook Up" – Elvis Presley
362. "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
363. "Watching the Detectives" – Elvis Costello
364. "Bad Moon Rising" – Creedence Clearwater Revival
367. "Nowhere to Run" – Martha and the Vandellas
368. "Got My Mojo Working" – Muddy Waters
370. "All You Need Is Love" – The Beatles
371. "Complete Control" – The Clash
372. "The Letter" – The Box Tops
373. "Highway 61 Revisited" – Bob Dylan
375. "How Deep Is Your Love" – Bee Gees
376. "White Room" – Cream
377. "Personal Jesus" – Depeche Mode
378. "I'm a Man" – Bo Diddley
379. "The Wind Cries Mary" – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
380. "I Can't Explain" – The Who
382. "Wonderful World" – Sam Cooke
383. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" – Chuck Berry
384. "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" – Pink Floyd
385. "Fake Plastic Trees" – Radiohead
387. "Hit the Road Jack" – Ray Charles
388. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" – U2
390. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" – Elton John
391. "Tell It Like It Is" – Aaron Neville
392. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" – The Verve
394. "Ticket to Ride" – The Beatles
395. "Ohio" – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
396. "I Know You Got Soul" – Eric B. and Rakim
398. "Roxanne" – The Police
399. "Just My Imagination" – The Temptations
400. "Baby I Need Your Loving" – The Four Tops
401. "Summer in the City" – The Lovin' Spoonful
402. "O-o-h Child" – The Five Stairsteps
403. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – Elvis Presley
404. "Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)" – The Shangri-Las
406. "Thirteen" – Big Star
407. "Sweet Home Alabama" – Lynyrd Skynyrd
409. "Tonight's the Night" – The Shirelles
410. "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and The Family Stone
411. "C'mon Everybody" – Eddie Cochran
414. "We've Only Just Begun" – Carpenters
415. "In Bloom" – Nirvana
416. "Sweet Emotion" – Aerosmith
417. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" – Pixies
420. "The Girl Can't Help It" – Little Richard
421. "Young Blood" – The Coasters
428. "It's Your Thing" – The Isley Brothers
429. "Piano Man" – Billy Joel
430. "Blue Suede Shoes" – Elvis Presley
431. "William, It Was Really Nothing" – The Smiths
434. "Smoke on the Water" – Deep Purple
435. "New Year's Day" – U2
436. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" – Solomon Burke
438. "Ain't It a Shame" – Fats Domino
440. "Ramble On" – Led Zeppelin
441. "Mustang Sally" – Wilson Pickett
442. "Alone Again Or" – Love
443. "Beast of Burden" – The Rolling Stones
444. "Love Me Tender" – Elvis Presley
446. "Push It" – Salt 'N Pepa
447. "Pink Houses" – John Cougar Mellencamp
449. "Come Go With Me" – The Dell-Vikings
450. "I Shot the Sheriff" – Bob Marley and The Wailers
451. "I Got You Babe" – Sonny and Cher
455. "Heroin" – The Velvet Underground
457. "The Twist" – Chubby Checker
458. "Cupid" – Sam Cooke
459. "Paradise City" – Guns N' Roses
460. "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
462. "All Apologies" – Nirvana
463. "Soul Man" – Sam and Dave
465. "Rollin' Stone" – Muddy Waters
468. "Respect Yourself" – The Staple Singers
469. "Rain" – The Beatles
470. "Standing in the Shadows of Love" – The Four tops
472. "Runaway" – Del Shannon
475. "Where Did Our Love Go" – The Supremes
476. "Do Right Woman – Do Right Man" – Aretha Franklin
479. "I Want to Know What Love Is" – Foreigner
485. "Lady Marmalade" – Labelle
487. "I'm Eighteen" – Alice Cooper
489. "Under the Boardwalk" – The Drifters
491. "I Love Rock 'N Roll" – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
495. "Brown Sugar" – The Rolling Stones
496. "Running on Empty" – Jackson Browne
498. "Miss You"- The Rolling Stones
500. "Shop Around" – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Songs only on the 2003 and 2021 versions of the list:
386 The Kinks, 'Lola' 1970
366 The Crystals, 'Da Doo Ron Ron' 1963
345 Carole King, 'It’s Too Late' 1971
272 Thin Lizzy, 'The Boys Are Back in Town' 1976
212 Boston, 'More Than a Feeling' 1976
210 Funkadelic, 'One Nation Under a Groove' 1978
167 Eminem, 'Lose Yourself' 2002

Songs only on the 2010 and 2021 versions of the list:
444 50 Cent, 'In Da Club' 2003
332 Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, 'Umbrella' 2007
307 Gnarls Barkley, 'Crazy' 2006
155 The Strokes, 'Last Nite' 2001
101 Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps' 2003
96 Jay-Z, '99 Problems' 2003
93 Kelly Clarkson, 'Since U Been Gone' 2004
46 M.I.A., 'Paper Planes' 2008
36 The White Stripes, 'Seven Nation Army' 2003
32 Notorious B.I.G., 'Juicy' 1994
16 Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, 'Crazy in Love' 2003
8 Missy Elliott, 'Get Ur Freak On' 2001

Songs only on the 2003 list:
Rainy Night in Georgia, Brook Benton (formerly 498)
Desperado, Eagles (formerly 494)
Then He Kissed Me, The Crystals (formerly 493)
You Don’t have to Say You Love Me, Dusty Springfield (formerly 491)
Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac (formerly 488)
Graceland, Paul Simon (formerly 485)
On the Road Again, Willie Nelson (formerly 471)
Free Man in Paris, Joni Mitchell (formerly 470)
Search and Destroy, The Stooges (formerly 468)
One Fine Day, the Chiffons (formerly 460)
By the Time I get to Phoenix, Glen Campbell (formerly 450)
Keep a Knockin, Little Richard (formerly 442)
Devil With a Blue Dress on/Good Golly Miss Molly, Mitch Rider (formerly 428)
Crossroads, Cream (formerly 409)
I Believe I Can Fly, R Kelly (formerly 406)
Kicks, Paul Revere and the Raiders (formerly 400)
Band of Gold, Freda Payne (formerly 391)
Sh-Boom, the Chords (formerly 215)

Songs only on the 2010 list:
160. "Moment of Surrender" – U2
194. "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
260. "Mississippi" - Bob Dylan
273. "Jesus Walks" – Kanye West
307. "One More Time" – Daft Punk
327. "Take Me Out" – Franz Ferdinand
345. "Beautiful Day" – U2
432. "American Idiot" – Green Day
467. "Big Pimpin'" – Jay-Z Feat. UGK
484. "Cry Me a River" – Justin Timberlake
490. "Clocks" – Coldplay
493. "Time to Pretend" – MGMT
494. "Ignition (Remix)" – R. Kelly
497. "The Rising" – Bruce Springsteen

Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

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