The Complete List: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2021 Updated) - stuarte (2023)

Since you're here, you probably know that Rolling Stone magazine recently published an updated version of their popular, controversial, and infamous "The 500 greatest songs of all time” list that pissed off the internet soooo much at firstem 2004.

Dubbed the "ultimate list of the 500 greatest songs of all time", this first list caused a lot of buzz and heated debates inside and outside the music industry. Oh, all the discussions that must have taken place on MySpace in 2004.

Now, nearly two decades after the first list, the music magazine has re-released an updated list of "historic favorites, world-changing anthems and new classics" with the help of more than 200 artists, writers and industry figures.

The Complete List: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2021 Updated) - stuarte (1)

(Video) Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs List Is Rough

The 2021 roster has a lot more talent

It's been 17 years since that original list. MySpace is no longer available to post your opinion on whether Nirvana's "Come As You Are" is better than the 452nd greatest song of all time, you should do so on Instagram now.

The Complete List: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2021 Updated) - stuarte (2)

And now, we're not just discussing music on different social media platforms, version 2.0 looks very different too; with the panel of criticsexchangemore than 50%the songsthat appeared on this original 2004 list. A complete revision of this original list.

This year's list ismuch more diversewith a large portion of the newer entries coming from the hip-hop, R&B and Latin pop genres.

(Video) Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums List Is Rough

OK, enough talking. You came here to see the complete list. So, here is Rolling Stone's complete list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time for 2021, from #500 to #1.

Complete List: The 500 Greatest Rolling Stone Songs
500But strongKanye West2007
499baby lovethe highest1964
498Hot dogs and leftiesVan Zandt Cities1972
497Truth hurtsLizzo2017
496Without youNilson1971
495You are so vaincarly simon1972
494And againCyndi Lauper1983
493where is my mindthe elves1988
492andmiles davis1959
491Welcome to the JungleGuns and Roses1987
490Altstadtweglittle nose x2019
489Cannon ballthe creators1993
487cranes in the skySolange2016
486for millilittle wayne2009
485212Azealia Banks2011
484Buddy Hollyweezer1994
483I can't help myselffour lids1965
482romance timesLady Gaga2009
481crossing bluesRobert Johnson1937
480Just a friendCommercial brand1989
479Hello how are youSanta Claus1970
478Support Az Upyouth1998
477Our lips are sealedmorra go-go1981
476sunday morning go downKris Kristofferson1970
475rhythm nationJanet Jackson1989
474continue untilCurtis Mayfield1970
473support your husbandTammy Wynette1968
472Colina de Solsburypeter gabriel1977
471house of the rising sunanimals1964
470Midnight Train to GeorgiaGladys Knight e Pips1973
469say goodbyedixie girls2000
468disappear on youcrazy star1993
467come as you AreNirvana1991
466it's never too muchLutero Vandross1981
465be luckyDaft Punk2013
464help meion mitchell1974
463eye eyeJohn Lee Hooker1962
462not mysticalVan Morrison1970
461To cryRoy Orbison1962
460Ku Klux Klansteel wrist1978
459no common lovesad1992
457life in a sentencebon jovi1986
456summertime SadnessLã real2012
455White Rabbitjefferson plane1967
454Bam BamSister Nancy1982
453The rainMiss Eliot1997
451Bad y BoujeeMigos2016
450gepuderter fingerNeil Young1979
449Don't fear the reapericonic blue oyster1976
448tironeErykah Badu1997
447Help!Os Beatles1965
446Rosalita Bruce Springsteen1973
445cosmic dancerTyrian Saurian Rex1971
444yes club50 cents2003
443Sugar, we're going downFall Out Boy2005
442Pik-Asscylinder head1980
441The house that built memiranda lamberto2010
440If I do not have youAlice's Keys2003
439The life is a partyCelia Cruz1998
438Wild (Remix)Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé2020
437Passionate kisseslucinda williams1988
436Call me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen2012
434Sheena is a punk rockerramones1977
433west end girlspet shop staff1984
432summer fallEddie Cochran1958
431for the servicePrinz1987
430they remind youpeter rock e cl smooth1992
429negative pressureQueen and David Bowie1981
428weather signHarry Stile2017
427rapper's delightPandilla von Sugarhill1979
426very lowNicki Minaj2010
425male typemuddy water1955
424unworthyblack road1996
423AuthorFiona apple1996
422flake in your earCraig Mack1994
421how fast is it nowWrought1984
420california dreamsmoms and dads1965
419SchickMariah Carey1995
418green onionsBucher T1962
417funk from another areaMarke Ronson2015
416vivopearl jelly1991
415enjoy the silenceDepeche Way1990
412buffalo attitudecherry mother1988
411heavy metal drummerWilco2002
410whipping rodBanda Allman Brothers1969
409AlwaysFoo Fighter1997
408father and sonGato Stevens1970
407free BirdSkynyrd1973
406Sucker-MCsRun DMC1984
405forbiden loveselena1994
404Rock and roll a noite todakiss1974
403is not nobodyRufus is Chaka Khan1983
402beautiful dayBill Withers1977
401go your own wayFleetwood Mac1977
400station to stationDavid Bowie1976
399You make me feel alive)Silvestre1978
398hungry like the wolfDuran Duran1982
397bring noisepublic Enemy1987
396AlisonElvis Costello1977
394GraciaJeff Buckley1994
393say it out loudJames Brown1968
392to fix youcold game2005
391springsteenrich church2011
390Entra Sandmanmetallic1991
389Bronze in your pocketfan1879
388Party Up (up here)DMX1999
387personality crisisThe New York Dolls1973
386Lolathe twists1970
385I'm leavingDiana Ross1980
384I likecard b2018
383red boneinfant leg2016
382paper sackFiona apple1999
381typical girlsos slots1979
380radiation environmentWayne fonts1996
379Untitled (How do you feel?)D'Angelo2000
378Herr Brightsidethe killers2003
377photos of youA cura1989
376mom triedhager merle1968
375On the roofPens1964
374be grateful for what you haveGuillermo de Vaughn1974
373Hot line lights upPato2015
372I can not Make You Love MeBonnie Raitt1991
371bennie and the jetsElton John1973
370Peggy SueBuddy Holly1958
369exactly what i neededThe cars1978
368black hole sunKlanggarten1994
367Thinking about youfree ocean2012
366Da Doo Corre Correthe crystals1962
365God Save the QueenLos Sex Pistols1977
364Regenboxdignified death1970
363could you be LovedBob Marley1980
362carouselkacey musgraves2013
361The hardest thing to comeJimmy Cliff1972
360rotten little corvettePrinz1982
359Kill me softly with your songthe fugitives1996
358because of the nightPatty Schmied1978
357blank spaceTaylor Swift2014
356To give upcheap trick1978
355don't leave me like thisthema houston1976
354dance with youMiguel Jackson1979
353Sweet dreams are made of this)euritmia1983
352It was a good dayice cubes1992
351African Spearhead (Umbabaruma)George Ben1976
350Engel em MontgomeryJuan Prine1971
349seasonal weatherzombies1968
348plains of virginiaroxy music1972
347heartbreak hotelelvis1956
345It is too lateCarol King1971
344Iron Manblack saturday1971
343what a fool believesthe doobie brothers1979
342Promised landmandrill baya1964
341i am a believermonkeys1966
340(White Man) at the Hammersmith PalaisThe game1978
338paranoidblack saturday1970
337To believeCher1998
336she's goneHalle e Oates1973
335Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)marechal jefferson1986
334Thendignified death1970
333Daddy was a rolling stonethe temptations1972
331Please Mr. MailmanThe wonders1961
330big DadEl Notorious B.I.G.1994
329Safaeracoelho always2020
328Under the bridgespicy red peppers1991
327True loveMary J. Blige1992
326portions for foxesRilo Kiley2004
325zest for lifeIggy Pop1977
324Scenes from an Italian restaurantBilly joel1977
323All I have to do is dreamBrothers forever1958
322after the gold rushNeil Young1970
321I did not find it yetU21987
320california love2stk1995
319Everyone wants to rule the worldtears of fear1985
318hunting dogGreat Mother Thornton1953
317Joan's VisionsBob Dylan1966
316pack leaderShangri-Las1964
315Part 1 - RecognitionJuan Coltrane1965
314I want to be your dogthe puppets1969
313the tears of a clownSmokey Robinson and Miracle1967
312hiking toisaac hayes1969
311hotel californiaAdler1977
310light My FireThe doors1967
309there is no sun thereBill Withers1971
308divorce songLiz Phair1993
307LokGnarls barkley2006
306chain of foolsAretha Franklin1967
305Every Breath You Takepolice1983
304Transeuropean ExpressKraftwerk1977
303no exfoliationTLC1999
302I wish you were hereRosa Floyd1975
301night movementsBob Segler1978
300Lobster FelsenB-521978
299I put a Spell on Youjay hawkins1956
298forest landBruce Springsteen1975
297It would not be good?the beach boy1966
296rebellious girlBikini Matar1996
295Don't be fooled againO OMS1971
294Dulce Janevelvet background1970
293school dropoutAlice Cooper1973
292i can kick itA Quest Called Tribe1990
291on the air tonightPhil Collins1981
289atlantic cityBruce Springsteen1982
288this is the jointThe fun four plus one1980
287You rocked me all nightCA / CC1980
286dancing queenABBA1976
285say my nameson of destiny1999
284SuzanneLeonard Cohen1967
283Georgia on my mindRay Charles1960
282never separate usINXS1988
281the frameshorten2002
280Penny LaneOs Beatles1967
279police karmalightning head1997
278pressure fallToots e os Maytals1970
277bo didleybo didley1955
276I never fell in loveBuzzcocks1977
275sail awayRandy Newmann1972
274love and happinessvery green1972
273Kill me softly with your songRoberta Flack1973
272The boys are back in townskinny lizzy1976
271A pale white hueScented Protocol1967
270Fencenine inch nails1994
269triggered melodythe righteous brothers1965
268Scream (parts 1 and 2)the isley brothers1959
267watch laterPato2011
266King Tubby trifft Uptown-Rockeraugust paul1974
265left of the ballThe substitutions1985
264let's continuemarvin gaye1973
263Shield in various colorsgood part1971
262american melodyPaulo Simon1973
261pusherCurtis Mayfield1972
260get up-get up-getLos Wailers1973
259Heart of GoldNeil Young1972
258The revolution will not be televisedGil Scott Heron1971
257hello hotMartha and the Vandelas1963
255the miner's daughterLoretta Lynn1970
254Arrest prison! in the name of lovethe highest1965
253blue eyes cry in the rainwillie nelson1975
251I will SurviveGloria Gaynor1978
250Lila NebelJimi Hendrix1967
249Bad reputationJoan Jett1980
248straight from comptonNWA1988
247rioion mitchell1971
245sabotageBeastie Boys1994
244Summer baby (winter version)Go away1992
243Eleonore RigbyOs Beatles1966
242big balls of fireJerry Lee Lewis1957
241El Baile Humptydigital meter1990
240I want soBackstreet Boys1999
239september girlsBig star1974
238Is someoneaaliyah1998
237your traitorous heartHank Williams1953
236Trust meBill Withers1972
235blue mondayNew order1983
234you hold me tightvery high1966
233Groove is in the heartDee Lite1990
232my generationO OMS1965
231I want to dance with someoneWhitney Houston1987
230Mr. Tambourinebirds1965
229This country is your countryWoody Guthrie1951
228single womenBeyoncé2008
227lucky sonRCC1969
226There is a light that never goes outWrought1986
225both sides nowion mitchell1969
224Layladerek and the dominoes1970
222Suite: Judy Blue EyesCrosby, Stills e Nash1969
221deep river high mountainIke and Tina Turner1966
220weird love triangleNew order1986
219free fall'petty tone1989
218at the hour of midnightWilson Pickett1965
217almost seventeenStevie Mellas1981
216prison stoneelvis1957
215Shaken (Part II)deep crowd1995
214Diakons Bluesthey give steel1977
213paint it blackLos Rolling Stones1966
212more than a feelingBoston1976
211With you or without youU21987
210A nation under a coupFunkadélico1978
209summer boysDon Henley1984
208doll partslago1994
207kill in the namemachine rage1992
206Wichita-LinemanGlen Campbell1968
205... Drink againBritney Spears1998
204young americansDavid Bowie1975
203Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yoursStevie Maravilla1970
202to music of herElton John1970
201FeuerringJohnny Cash1963
200changesDavid Bowie1971
199Keep dreamingairforge1973
198sex curemarvin gaye1982
197i can't stand the rainann peebles1973
196sex machineJames Brown1970
195LokPatsy Cline1961
194get rid of meHarvey1993
193Wild horsesrolling Stones1971
192My mind is playing tricks on meHey, guys1991
191Oda a Billie JoeBobby Gentry1967
190fuck the policeNWA1988
189space squishyDavid Bowie1969
188small wingJimi Hendrix1967
187Underground-nostalgie-bluesBob Dylan1965
186I'll take you therebasic singers1972
185Get lostMiguel Jackson1982
184Nothing compares to youSinead O'connor1990
183You are the brightness of my lifeStevie Maravilla1972
182the sounds of silenceSimon e Garfunkel1964
181eight miles highbirds1966
180Detour for adventuresee sugar cane1972
179slept comfortablyRosa Floyd1979
178Bad BoyBillie Eilish2019
177To jumpVanHalen1983
176you really got methe twists1964
175I only have eyes for youflamingos1959
174Radiofreies EuropeFAST EYE MOVEMENT.1983
173moon marqueetelevision1977
172mississippi is cursedNina Simone1964
171What a wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong1967
170In the stillness of the nightfive satins1956
169American Girlpetty tone1976
168'son of a shepherdSpringfield Polvoriento1968
167Being lostEminem2002
166all the boysMott the Hoople1972
165I'm so lonely I could cryHank Williams1949
164Mr. TambourineBob Dylan1965
163landslideFleetwood Mac1975
162Rosa MondNick Drake1972
161in the grooveVirgin1985
160night swimmingFAST EYE MOVEMENT.1992
159Pater O'RileyO OMS1971
158ladybug accessoryMetros1969
157TeenageraufstandSonic Youth1988
156Ludwig Ludwigthe parents1963
155last nightthe punches2001
154soup spoonWolf howling1960
153Very rareJames Brown1981
152proud maryRCC1969
151will you love me tomorrowShirellen1960
150the roadgreen day1994
149rocket manElton John1972
148cashmereled zepelín1975
147Heidelbeerhügeldominostein slices1956
146fire and rainJames Taylor1970
145Sra. JacksonPariah2000
144Salto Jack Flashrolling Stones1968
143London is callingThe game1980
142He stopped loving her todayGeorge Jones1980
141maggie canRod Stewart1971
140No woman No CryBob Marley1975
138glass heartblonde1979
137Thanks Nextariadne grande2019
136try a little tendernessotis redding1966
135she loves YouOs Beatles1964
134What does love have to do with it?Tina Turner1984
133Do not stop believingTrip1981
132PayEric B e Rakim1987
131stay with meem e king1961
130dancing in the streetMartha and the Vandelas1964
129wait, let's go homePato2013
128much loveled zepelín1969
127water fallsTLC1995
126Freedom! '90'George Michael1990
125Anarchy in the UK.Los Sex Pistols1977
124that will be the dayBuddy Holly1957
123This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)talking heads1983
122prepare yourselvesimpressions1965
121let it beOs Beatles1970
120O bondage! in yours!Rayos X Spex1977
119I heard it outsidemarvin gaye1968
118to sneaklightning head1992
117I say a little prayerAretha Franklin1968
116take twoRob Base and DJ EZ Rock1988
115Last but not leastEtta James1960
114PoisonousBritney Spears2003
113a higher levelStevie Maravilla1973
112losing my Religionfast eye movement1991
111DonnerstrasseBruce Springsteen1975
110SomethingOs Beatles1969
109Common peopleSly and the Family Stone1968
108like no paradiseA cura1987
107CREME.Wu-Tang Clan1994
106sympathy for the devilLos Rolling Stones1968
105Life on Mars?David Bowie1971
104I want you BackJackson 51969
103You should knowAlanis Morissette1995
102line maybemandrill baya1955
101cardsand and and2003
100blowing in the windBob Dylan1963
99,SurviveBee Gees1977
98In my lifeOs Beatles1965
97gloriaPatty Schmied1975
9699 problemsJay-Z2003
95wall of wondersBONES1995
94I will always love youWhitney Houston1992
93since you leftKelly Clarkson2004
92My God, Miss Mollylittle Ricardo1958
91International Players Anthem (I Choose You)Great Britain2007
90You make me feel like a natural womanAretha Franklin1967
89hello jewOs Beatles1968
88my sweet sonGuns and Roses1987
87All my friendsLCD-Sound System2007
86dice in playLos Rolling Stones1972
84Let's Stay Togethervery green1971
83path of desolationBob Dylan1965
81I'm waiting for the manvelvet background1967
80what did I sayRay Charles1957
79black againamy wine2006
78Hold out your hand, I'll be there)the four peaks1967
77road runnermodern lovers1976
76I'm still on the right pathJohnny Cash1956
75Common peoplecellulose1996
74HallelujahLeonard Cohen1984
72AyerOs Beatles1965
71Fast carTracy Chapman1988
70suspicious thoughtselvis1969
69very goodTaylor Swift2013
68good timesElegant1979
67entangled in blueBob Dylan1975
66Bridge over troubled watersSimon e Garfunkel1970
Sixty-fiveSeptemberEarth, air and fire1978
64BOP-BlitzkriegThe Ramones1976
63jolenegood part1974
61stairway to Heavenled zepelín1971
60climb that hillshrub kate1985
59The messageGreat Lightning Master1982
58or weightDie Band1968
57family matterSly and the Family Stone1971
56to workMiss Eliott2000
55like a prayerVirgin1989
54the traces of my tearsThe wonders1965
53Good moodOs Beach Boys1966
52I feel loveReal woman1977
51hiking toDionne Warwick1964
50Gasolineyankee daddy2010
49Doo Wop (that's it)Lauryn como Colin1998
48Idiotlightning head2000
47little dancerElton John1972
46paper airplaneABSENT.2008
45In orderKendrick Lamar2015
44Billie JuanMiguel Jackson1982
43My girlfriendtemptations1965
42redemption songBob Marley1980
41love will Tear Us Apartdepartment of joy1980
40Along the watchtowerJimi Hendrix1968
39BE FOR.Pariah2000
38(Sitting on the cove pierotis redding1967
37When doves cryPrinz1984
367th army divisionWhite Stripes2003
35Tutti Fruttilittle Ricardo1955
34Daddy has a new bagJames Brown1966
33Johnny B. Goodemandrill baya1958
32JuicyNotoriously BIG.1994
31satisfactionrolling Stones1965
29Nothing but a 'G' thangDr. Dre1992
28once in a lifetimetalking heads1980
27born to runBruce Springsteen1975
26a case of youion mitchell1971
25To escapeKanye West2010
24a day in the lifeOs Beatles1967
23'heroes'David Bowie1977
22be my babyA Roneta1963
21strange fruitbilly vacation1939
20dance alonerobyn2010
19IntroduceJohn Lennon1971
18purple rainPrinz1984
17Bohemian Rhapsodyqueen1975
sixteencrazy in LoveBeyoncé2003
15I want to hold your handOs Beatles1963
14Sunset at Waterloothe twists1967
13Give me shelterstones1969
12superstitionStevie Maravilla1972
11God only knowsthe beach boy1966
10'Hey you!Pariah2003
9dreamsFleetwood Mac1977
8crazy bridgeMiss Eliott2001
7Strawberry fields foreverOs Beatles1967
6And there?marvin gaye1971
5Smells like Teen SpiritNirvana1991
4like a Rolling StoneBob Dylan1965
3A change will comeSam Cooke1964
2fight the powerpublic Enemy1989
1I respectAretha Franklin1967

You can sort the above list by rating, song, artist, or year if you want to break down the top songs. We also created aSpotify Playlist of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Timewhere you can play all songs rated by Rolling Stone.

It usually takes less than a day and a half to listen to the playlist, or if you don't have meetings that week, you can listen to it.35 hours and 11 minutesduring the work week and still have an early break on Friday.

(Video) Rolling Stone updates its list of the top 500 songs of all time | Your Morning

A deeper understanding of hip-hop

While it wasn't a surprise to see newer songs on the list, it is interesting to see that some newer songs released in 2004 jump into the top 50, as "Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G, which was released in 1994, did not make the chart. on the 2004 list, but now ranks 32nd among the greatest songs of all time.

The reasoning? Musical tastes change over time. In particular, genres that music critics are not used to hearing about, let alone considering for these types of lists or awards, had a big impact on how Rolling Stone's new list was created.

With time comes the acceptance of a musical genre. With time comes more respect for this type of music. More often means a deeper understanding of what makes a song legendary in a given music genre, which is why we see a much more diverse offering on this year's list.

Agreeing that Beyonce's "Formation" (#73) is better than Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line" (#76) is a matter of preference, taste, and notoriety, but we're all better off having a catalog of types. music to choose from.

(Video) Top 100 Greatest Songs of All Time

The Complete List: Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2021 Updated) - stuarte (3)


Like this? You will dig these:

There are no related posts.

(Video) The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time )

Subtitled:Beyoncé/Bob Dylan/List/Nirvana/Pariah/Prinz/Rolling Stone/rolling Stones/sad


What are the 100 greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stones? ›

  • 100. “Prodigal Son” (1968) ...
  • “How Can I Stop” (1997) Terry O'Neill/Getty Images. ...
  • “Let Me Go” (1980) Michael Putland/Getty Images. ...
  • “Slave” (1981) Rob Verhorst/Redferns. ...
  • “Mother's Little Helper” (1966) Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. ...
  • “Little T&A” (1981) George Rose/Getty Images. ...
  • “Fingerprint File” (1974) ...
  • “Monkey Man” (1969)
Oct 15, 2013

What is the number 1 most played song of all time? ›

There's even a dispute over the exact title. Yet “It's a Small World,” also known as “It's a Small, Small World” and “It's a Small World (After All),” is very likely the most played song in music history — nearly 50 million times.

What are the top 10 most popular songs ever? ›

The Top 50 most iconic songs of all time
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • One - U2.
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles.
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan.
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction - Rolling Stones.

Who had the first #1 rock and roll? ›

The most widely held belief is that the first rock'n'roll single was 1951's Rocket 88, written by Ike Turner, sung by Jackie Brenston (the saxophone player from Turner's backing band The Kings of Rhythm), and recorded by Sam Phillips, who later went on to found Sun records and discover Elvis Presley.

What was the first No 1 song for the Rolling Stones? ›

'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction': The Rolling Stones' First US No. 1.

What are the number one songs of all time? ›

Top 10 songs of all time (1958–2021)
  • "Blinding Lights" 2019. The Weeknd. ...
  • "The Twist" 1960, 1961 ( re ) Chubby Checker. ...
  • "Smooth" 1999. Santana featuring Rob Thomas. ...
  • "Mack the Knife" 1959. Bobby Darin. ...
  • "Uptown Funk" 2015. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. ...
  • "How Do I Live" 1997. ...
  • "Party Rock Anthem" 2011. ...
  • "I Gotta Feeling" 2009.

Who has the most Billboard #1 songs? ›

The Beatles haven't released a new studio album since 1970's Let It Be, but the foursome certainly made their mark in music history — decades later, the group still holds the record for the most No. 1 songs in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, with a total of 20 chart-toppers.

What is the most popular song in the US? ›

US Singles Top 100
  • (1) Flowers. Miley Cyrus. ...
  • (2) Kill Bill. SZA. ...
  • (4) Boy's A Liar, Pt. Pinkpantheress and Ice Spice. ...
  • (3) Creepin' Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd and 21 Savage. ...
  • (5) Last Night. Morgan Wallen. ...
  • (7) Die For You. The Weeknd. ...
  • (6) Unholy. Sam Smith and Kim Petras. ...
  • (8) Anti-hero. Taylor Swift.

What are the top 5 most listened to songs? ›

Top 10 Most Streamed Songs on Spotify
  1. 1. “ Blinding Lights” - The Weeknd. ...
  2. 2. “ Shape of You” - Ed Sheeran. ...
  3. 3. “ Dance Monkey” - Tones and I. ...
  4. 4. “ Someone You Loved” - Lewis Capaldi. ...
  5. 5. “ Rockstar” - Post Malone featuring 21 Savage. ...
  6. 6. “ Sunflower” - Post Malone and Swae Lee. ...
  7. 7. “ ...
  8. 8. “
Jan 9, 2023

What is the number one oldies song of all time? ›

1. "Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland. This song came to popularity as the most famous track from The Wizard of Oz.

What is the #1 album of all time? ›

Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling album ever. Jackson also currently has the highest number of albums on the list with five, Celine Dion has four, while the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Madonna and Whitney Houston each have three.

Who is the best female voice of all time? ›

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul was unrivalled for decades when it came to having the best singing voice on the planet.

Who is No 1 singers? ›

Arijit Singh is the best singer in India in 2022, he has won a National Award and a total of six Filmfare Awards. He's often referred to as the “King of Playback Singing.” In his early days, he worked for music composer Pritam.

Who is the best female singing voice of all time? ›

1: Aretha Franklin

Topping our list of the best female singers of all time, Aretha Franklin also stands as the most-charting female singer in history. Starting out in the gospel choir at her Baptist church, in Detroit, Franklin began her career as a recording artist in 1960, aged just 18.

Who was the king of rock? ›

Elvis Presley is, quite simply, the King of Rock & Roll. In 1954, the performer kicked off a musical revolution by modernizing traditional genres such as blues, country and bluegrass for contemporary (and more youthful) audiences.

Who is the greatest rock and roll band that ever lived? ›

The Beatles

The Beatles are unquestionably the best and most important band in rock history, as well as the most compelling story.

Who is the grandfather of rock and roll? ›

Along with the legend of how he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his talent, the musical legacy of Robert Johnson has entranced later generations of rock and blues musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Fans and experts alike call him the "grandfather of rock and roll".

Who has the biggest song in history? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

What was the heaviest song of 1969? ›

Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown (1969)

What was the heaviest song of the 70s? ›

Below is the entire top 20 Heaviest Songs of the 70's list as voted by UG readers:
  • Black Sabbath – Into the Void.
  • Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song.
  • Deep Purple – Highway Star.
  • Motörhead – Overkill.
  • Rush – Working Man.
  • Queen – Stone Cold Crazy.
  • Rainbow – A Light in the Black.
  • The Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein.
Nov 19, 2021

How many #1 songs do the Rolling Stones have? ›

The Rolling Stones have scored 37 top-10 albums (9 No. 1 albums) on the Billboard 200 and 8 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

What is Rolling Stone top 10 songs of all time? ›

Top 10 Songs From Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All-time
  1. 1 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan. ...
  2. 2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones.
  3. 3 Imagine - John Lennon. ...
  4. 4 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. ...
  5. 5 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys. ...
  6. 6 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd. ...
  7. 7 Johnny B. ...
  8. 8 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses.

What was the Rolling Stones first top 10 hit? ›

We believe in the free flow of information

The decisive breakthrough for Mick, Keith and company came with the release of “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” in June of 1965.

What was the number one song 44 years ago? ›

It was 44 years ago today (February 4th) in 1978 that the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" began its four-week run at the Number One spot.

What is the #1 hip hop song of all time? ›


What was the first number one song? ›

Al Martino – Here In My Heart (1952) – was also the first ever Number 1 single!

Who has the most number 1 songs on an album? ›

Coincidentally, Michael Jackson's Bad and Katy's Teenage Dream are the only albums in US chart history to each score five Number 1s on the Billboard Hot 100.

Who sold most albums ever? ›

Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.

Who has the longest number 1 album? ›

Michael Jackson (51 weeks)

1 than any other non-soundtrack album in the entire 1956-2022 period.

What are the 10 most popular songs in the US? ›

US Top 40 | Chart Hits 2023
  • Boy's a liar Pt. PinkPantheress, Ice Spice. PinkPantheress, Ice Spice. ...
  • 10:35. Tiësto, Tate McRae. Tiësto, Tate McRae. ...
  • I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta, Bebe Rexha. David Guetta, Bebe Rexha. ...
  • Kill Bill. SZA. ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) Lizzo. ...
  • Flowers. Miley Cyrus. ...
  • Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) ...
  • Die For You. Joji.

Which song is very popular in the world? ›

Commonly known as the forbidden riff in guitar stores, “Stairway to Heaven” is one of the most known songs in the entire world.

What song is #1 on Apple music? ›

PosP+Artist - Title
1=Morgan Wallen - Last Night
2=PinkPantheress & Ice Spice - Boy's a liar Pt. 2
3=SZA - Kill Bill
4=SZA - Snooze
149 more rows

What was the name of the Stones first #1 hit? ›

Today in 1973, The Rolling Stones had their first #1 hit in America with "Angie." Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and recorded in November and December 1972, "Angie" is an acoustic-guitar-driven ballad which tells of the end of a romance. The song appears on their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.

How many #1 songs do The Rolling Stones have? ›

The Rolling Stones have scored 37 top-10 albums (9 No. 1 albums) on the Billboard 200 and 8 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

What was The Rolling Stones first number 1? ›

The Rolling Stones' version of "It's All Over Now" is the most famous version of the song. It was first released as a single in the UK, where it peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, giving the Rolling Stones their first number one hit.

Who was the first rock song? ›

The first rock'n'roll record was 'Rocket 88', recorded by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

What was the first rock hit? ›

The most widely held belief is that the first rock'n'roll single was 1951's Rocket 88, written by Ike Turner, sung by Jackie Brenston (the saxophone player from Turner's backing band The Kings of Rhythm), and recorded by Sam Phillips, who later went on to found Sun records and discover Elvis Presley.

How many #1 hits did the Beatles have? ›

Music Industry

Over the years, many artists have topped the list of the country's most popular songs at the time, but none did so more often than The Beatles. With 20 no. 1 singles on the Hot 100 charts, the iconic British rock band are just one hit ahead of Mariah Carey, who has 19 notches in her belt.

Who is bigger Beatles or Rolling Stones? ›

While the Beatles maintained the shorter career span, the Rolling Stones were certainly the more prolific of the two bands. Some of the Rolling Stones best-known albums, including Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goat's Head Soup, Some Girls, and Tattoo You all came out after the Beatles broke up.

What band has sold the most albums? ›

Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales.

What is Rolling Stones #1 album? ›

The Rolling Stones, 'Some Girls'

It became their all-time biggest seller.

Who has the most rock and roll number 1 hits? ›

The Beatles, unsurprisingly, lead the way with a record 20 No. 1s, all earned between 1964 and 1970.

Who was the first Rolling Stone? ›

The original members were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts. Later members were Mick Taylor, Ron Wood, and Darryl Jones.

Who came first Rolling Stones? ›

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had originally started a group called The Blues Boys, but met up with guitarist Brian Jones, drummer Charlie Watts and keyboardist Ian Stewart, who were occasionally playing in a well-known collective called Blues Incorporated.

What is the most downloaded song of all time? ›

Most Downloaded Songs Ever
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas - From "Blackmail"Kishore Kumar.
  • Samne Ye Kaun Aya - From "Jawani Diwani"Kishore Kumar.
  • Chalte Chalte - Part 1 / From "Chalte Chalte"Kishore Kumar.
  • Churi Nahin Yeh Mera Dil Hai - From "Gambler"Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar.


1. Rolling Stone's Best Singers of All Time List is Rough
2. The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits Full Album - Top 20 Best Songs Rolling Stones
(Classic Rock Collection)
3. Rolling Stone Magazine'S 100 Greatest Vocalists Of All Time 🧡
(Hype Top)
4. Rolling Stone Magazine The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
(Chuck Nalbone American Pop)
5. NEW * Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell {Stereo}
(Smurfstools Oldies Music Time Machine)
6. Reacting to Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Songs List (RAP Edition)
(NFR Podcast)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Tish Haag

Last Updated: 03/09/2023

Views: 5546

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (47 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Tish Haag

Birthday: 1999-11-18

Address: 30256 Tara Expressway, Kutchburgh, VT 92892-0078

Phone: +4215847628708

Job: Internal Consulting Engineer

Hobby: Roller skating, Roller skating, Kayaking, Flying, Graffiti, Ghost hunting, scrapbook

Introduction: My name is Tish Haag, I am a excited, delightful, curious, beautiful, agreeable, enchanting, fancy person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.