Full List: Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2022 (with Spotify Playlist)

A quick question to start this all off: So who made Pitchfork the gatekeeper of good music, or as they put it “The Most Trusted Voice in Music”? Whether you believe Pitchfork is the arbiter of great music or not, if you’ve ever visited pitchfork.com you’ve pushed that idea. Clicks are how the internet works.

Listen it’s not a bad thing — just asking the question about who determines what’s good and what isn’t. I agree that Jack Harlow isn’t great, but I don’t necessarily have Sudan Archives on repeat.

I accept the fact that the online music publication knows more about what goes into innovative, interesting and well-done music than I do.

That’s not to say that I have bad taste in music – not at all — it’s just that I have a different taste in music. I prefer music that is high energy and inspires me to dance, and the music Pitchfork typically loves is too slow and gray for me.

List of Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs

Even with our differences of opinions, when Pitchfork releases their annual list of the best songs, I always add all 100 songs to a Spotify playlist so to hear what “good music” came out in 2022 and I always discover 5-7 songs that will be played deep well into 2023.

I also try to create a new post that shows off the full list without the editorializing so so anyone looking to view the best songs in one scrollable, comparable list, they can. Here you go.

Pitchfork's 100 Best Songs of 2022
Rank Artist Song
1 Alvvays “Belinda Says”
2 Destroyer “June”
3 Glorilla / Hitkidd “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
4 Alex G “Runner”
5 Beyoncé “Alien Superstar”
6 Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” [ft. Perfume Genius]
7 Rosalía “SAOKO”
8 Alan Braxe / DJ Falcon “Step by Step” [ft. Panda Bear]
9 Bad Bunny “Tití Me Preguntó”
10 Hikaru Utada “Somewhere Near Marseilles”
11 Ethel Cain “American Teenager”
12 Aldous Harding “Fever”
13 The 1975 “Part of the Band”
14 Pharrell “Cash In Cash Out” [ft. 21 Savage and Tyler the Creator]
15 Rachika Nayar “Heaven Come Crashing” [ft. Maria BC]
16 Kendrick Lamar “The Heart Part 5”
17 Nilüfer Yanya “Midnight Sun”
18 Björk “Ancestress”
19 Beth Orton “Friday Night”
20 Caroline Polachek “Billions”
21 Monaleo “We Not Humping (Remix)” [ft. Flo Milli]
22 Two Shell “home”
23 Weyes Blood “It’s Not Just Me It’s Everybody”
24 Daphni “Cherry”
25 Burna Boy “Last Last”
26 Cate Le Bon “Moderation”
27 Steve Lacy “Bad Habit”
28 Soccer Mommy “Shotgun”
29 Jockstrap “Greatest Hits”
30 Ice Spice “Munch (Feelin’ U)”
31 Charli XCX “Constant Repeat”
32 Chief Keef “Bitch Where”
33 Big Thief “Spud Infinity”
34 Grace Ives “Shelly”
35 Special Interest “Midnight Legend” [ft. Mykki Blanco]
36 yeule “Bites on My Neck”
37 Sudan Archives “Home Maker”
38 Angel Olsen “Big Time”
39 Megan Thee Stallion “Plan B”
40 Yaya Bey “keisha”
41 Charlotte Adigéry / Bolis Pupul “It Hit Me”
42 MJ Lenderman “Tastes Just Like It Costs”
43 Carly Rae Jepsen “Western Wind”
44 Taylor Swift “Anti-Hero”
45 Lucrecia Dalt “El Galatzó”
46 Drake “Sticky”
47 Maren Morris “Circles Around This Town”
48 Ravyn Lenae “Light Me Up”
49 Jessie Ware “Free Yourself”
50 Danger Mouse / Black Thought “Belize” [ft. MF DOOM]
51 KH “Looking at Your Pager”
52 Fontaines D.C. “Jackie Down the Line”
53 FKA twigs “honda” [ft. Pa Salieu]
54 DJ Python “Angel”
55 Black Country New Road “Basketball Shoes”
56 Beyoncé “Break My Soul”
57 Camp Cope “Running With the Hurricane”
58 Kehlani “melt”
59 Alabaster DePlume “Don’t Forget You’re Precious”
60 Plains “Problem With It”
61 Amber Mark “What It Is”
62 Fever Ray “What They Call Us”
63 Azealia Banks “New Bottega”
64 Perfume Genius “Ugly Season”
65 Arctic Monkeys “Body Paint”
66 Hagop Tchaparian “Right to Riot”
67 Koffee “Pull Up”
68 Dehd “Bad Love”
69 Mavi “Baking Soda”
70 Oso Oso “Computer Exploder”
71 Shygirl “Coochie (a bedtime story)”
72 Eliza Rose / Interplanetary Criminal “B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)”
73 Babyface Ray “Sincerely Face”
74 Ibibio Sound Machine “Protection From Evil”
75 Earl Sweatshirt “Tabula Rasa” [ft. Armand Hammer]
76 Mabe Fratti “Cada Músculo”
77 Porridge Radio “Back to the Radio”
78 Yung Kayo “hear you” [ft. Eartheater]
79 Gilla Band “Backwash”
80 Kelela “Washed Away”
81 Animal Collective “Royal and Desire”
82 Bandmanrill “Real Hips”
83 Cole Pulice “City in a City”
84 Sharon Van Etten “Anything”
85 Ka “Ascension”
86 Burial “Strange Neighbourhood”
87 MUNA “What I Want”
88 Panda Bear / Sonic Boom “Edge of the Edge”
89 Pusha T “Diet Coke”
90 Joe Rainey “bezhigo”
91 Two Shell “Pods”
92 Wednesday “Bull Believer”
93 4s4ki “Punish”
94 Julia Jacklin “Lydia Wears a Cross”
95 Horse Lords “May Brigade”
96 Ela Minus / DJ Python “Pájaros en Verano”
97 Tomberlin “happy accident”
98 Phoenix “Tonight” [ft. Ezra Koenig]
99 Black Midi “Welcome to Hell”
100 Harry Styles “As It Was”

Here’s a Spotify Playlist I created with almost every song (in 1-100 order) except for Azealia Banks’ New Bottega which for some reason isn’t on Spotify. if you want to listen to Pitchfork’s 100 top songs from the year. Here’s a link to the full playlist that is 7 hours and 7 minutes long.

In another example of where we diverge, Beyonce’s Alien Superstar is one of her most-stylish songs, but is it the one I like the most off her Renaissance album? Certainly not. That doesn’t mean it’s not a great song, and absolutely doesn’t mean I have poor music taste. Music is one of the most subjective mediums out there.

 

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Full List: The 100 Best Songs of the 1990S (As Voted By Pitchfork Readers)

Another week, another list. This time it’s a list of the 100 best songs from the 1990s from the folks at Pitchfork Media. What makes this list different is that Pitchfork took a democratic approach (and eschewing responsibility) by compiling this ranking via votes from their Pitchfork readers. Not only will they get the clicks and ad revenue, but they can don’t have to take any of the vitriol or blame when butthurt Blur fans take offense that Oasis has double the songs on the list of 100 best.

Pitchfork's 100 Best Songs of the 1990s
Rank Songs Artist
100 EX-FACTOR Lauryn Hill
99 FROZEN Madonna
98 HUMAN BEHAVIOUR Björk
97 HYPNOTIZE The Notorious B.I.G.
96 ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY? Aaliyah
95 KOOL THING Sonic Youth
94 AUTUMN SWEATER Yo La Tengo
93 BUDDY HOLLY Weezer
92 THE RAIN (SUPA DUPA FLY) Missy Elliott
91 BETWEEN THE BARS Elliott Smith
90 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deee-Lite
89 SOON My Bloody Valentine
88 SPOTTIEOTTIEDOPALISCIOUS OutKast
87 FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE The Cure
86 NOTHING COMPARES 2 U Sinead O'Connor
85 ALISON Slowdive
84 BASKET CASE Green Day
83 CHERUB ROCK Smashing Pumpkins
82 SCENARIO A Tribe Called Quest
81 SHOOK ONES PART II Mobb Deep
80 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE Spiritualized
79 MAYONAISE Smashing Pumpkins
78 RAY OF LIGHT Madonna
77 BORN SLIPPY (NUXX) Underworld
76 TODAY Smashing Pumpkins
75 HURT Nine Inch Nails
74 WHERE IT'S AT Beck
73 DOWN BY THE WATER PJ Harvey
72 BACHELORETTE Björk
71 GOOD MORNING, CAPTAIN Slint
70 DA FUNK Daft Punk
69 GIRLS & BOYS Blur
68 MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD DJ Shadow
67 UNDER THE BRIDGE Red Hot Chili Peppers
66 WOULD? Alice in Chains
65 LITHIUM Nirvana
64 CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA Oasis
63 ROSA PARKS Outkast
62 SOUR TIMES Portishead
61 CHERRY-COLOURED FUNK Cocteau Twins
60 RID OF ME PJ Harvey
59 SOMETIMES My Bloody Valentine
58 SONG 2 Blur
57 WHEN YOU SLEEP My Bloody Valentine
56 STREET SPIRIT (FADE OUT) Radiohead
55 LIVE FOREVER Oasis
54 CARRY THE ZERO Built to Spill
53 ONE U2
52 DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER Oasis
51 VOGUE Madonna
50 CALIFORNIA LOVE 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
49 SUMMER BABE Pavement
48 CREEP Radiohead
47 ARMY OF ME Björk
46 N.Y. STATE OF MIND Nas
45 CRIMINAL Fiona Apple
44 RACE FOR THE PRIZE The Flaming Lips
43 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears
42 NIGHTSWIMMING R.E.M.
41 COME AS YOU ARE Nirvana
40 CAN I KICK IT? A Tribe Called Quest
39 ALL APOLOGIES Nirvana
38 AROUND THE WORLD Daft Punk
37 EVERLONG Foo Fighters
36 HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS Cocteau Twins
35 IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA Neutral Milk Hotel
34 YOU OUGHTA KNOW Alanis Morissette
33 WINDOWLICKER Aphex Twin
32 JÓGA Björk
31 WONDERWALL Oasis
30 HEART-SHAPED BOX Nirvana
29 KILLING IN THE NAME Rage Against the Machine
28 JUICY The Notorious B.I.G.
27 SAY IT AIN'T SO Weezer
26 DOO WOP (THAT THING) Lauryn Hill
25 UNFINISHED SYMPATHY Massive Attack
24 BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY The Verve
23 C.R.E.A.M. (CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME) Wu-Tang Clan
22 NO SURPRISES Radiohead
21 TEARDROP Massive Attack
20 HOLLAND, 1945 Neutral Milk Hotel
19 ONLY SHALLOW My Bloody Valentine
18 CLOSER Nine Inch Nails
17 LOSING MY RELIGION R.E.M.
16 CANNONBALL The Breeders
15 ENJOY THE SILENCE Depeche Mode
14 GLORY BOX Portishead
13 NUTHIN' BUT A 'G' THANG Dr. Dre (ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg)
12 LET DOWN Radiohead
11 LOSER Beck
10 FAKE PLASTIC TREES Radiohead
9 FADE INTO YOU Mazzy Star
8 SABOTAGE Beastie Boys
7 KARMA POLICE Radiohead
6 HYPERBALLAD Björk
5 GOLD SOUNDZ Pavement
4 1979 Smashing Pumpkins
3 COMMON PEOPLE Pulp
2 PARANOID ANDROID Radiohead
1 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT Nirvana

One thing is for sure, every article that approaches the topic of the best music that came out of that decade is going to include some of the bands that released the most-critically acclaimed albums that also had crossover appeal between 1990 and 1999. Who comes to mind for you? You would get a bonus 25 if you guessed Radiohead who had the most-representation on this list with seven songs. Tied for second place are Björk and Nirvana each clocking in with five songs each. The diehard fans of Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine came out to the polls; giving those three groups four songs each in the top 100.

The 1990s Saw Hip Hop Cross Into Mainstream

The 1990s can be argued as the decade when music became much more varied with Grunge/Alternative, R&B, and Rap crossed over into the mainstream. If you listened to a mainstream top-40 radio station in the early 1990’s you could hear songs from Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Notorious B.I.G., Weezer, Outkast, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails, Lauryn Hill, Rage Against the Machine, and Alanis Morissette all within the same hour.

The best-selling artists of the decade also illustrates the variety of music that had mass appeal. According to Chart Masters, these were the 25 most-successful artists in the 1990s using the CPSC Method.

Rank Artist
1  Céline Dion
2  Mariah Carey
3  Garth Brooks
4  Whitney Houston
5  Nirvana
6  Michael Jackson
7  Metallica
8  Backstreet Boys
9  Madonna
10  Shania Twain
11  Guns N’ Roses
12  Red Hot Chili Peppers
13  Alanis Morissette
14  Oasis
15  Spice Girls
16  Green Day
17  The Cranberries
18  U2
19  TLC
20  Sting
21  Bon Jovi
22  Bryan Adams
23  Aerosmith
24  Santana
25  Enya

And the above artists don’t even include some of the more popular artists from different genres that were at the forefront when talking about the 1990s including the top grunge artists and most-popular hip hop hit makers like Nirvana, Dr. Dre, N’Sync, Boyz II Men, Britney Spears, Pearl Jam, Puff Daddy, and Janet Jackson.

And that brings up an interesting contrast. Critics love to heap praise on the links of Radiohead, Outkast, Fiona Apple, Nirvana, Lauryn Hill and Dr. Dre, but when it came to the mainstream it was all about Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, The Backstreet Boys, Guns ‘N Roses and Whitney Houston.

It’s also fun to compare the 71 songs from the 1990s that made Rolling Stones’ top 500 songs list released earlier this year (that’s 14%!!). U2’s “One,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thing” had overlap on both lists but even though Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was #5 ALL-TIME on Rolling Stone’s list, it doesn’t make Pitchfork’s Readers list.

It goes to prove there’s a lot of subjectivity and bias when it comes to the word “best.” There are only a few rare artists that made Pitchfork’s list and were considered popular by CPSC (true crossover appeal) and they were all white artists: Nirvana, Madonna, U2, Green Day and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. CPSC’s list trended away from Hip Hop (A.K.A. Black artists).

There’s a lot of reasons for that divide, but that’s a topic for another day.

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Full List: Consequence Of Sound’s Top 100 Albums Of All-Time (2022)

We know you all love to hate when some media company/website decides to put out a definitive list of the best songs of all time or the greatest hip hop albums or alternative songs from the 1990s.

Love to hate because when we see a song or album that we love on their list, we can’t help but feel like we’ve been validated. More often than not, we see all the albums/songs that we don’t agree as the “best” or “greatest” and we can’t wait to tell anyone that will listen why the list got it wrong.

Consequence of Sound recently celebrated their 15 year anniversary and for that celebration they decided to have some fun by having their staff of editors. writers and contributors vote on their “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

Just like all the other lists of these types, Consequence of Sound lists out their top 100 albums in article form; meaning they name the 100th album at the top, wax poetic for 3-4 paragraphs on why it’s at that position then do the same for the 99th best album and so on and so forth.

Consequence Of Sound’s 100 Best Albums Of All-Time

The problem isn’t the context provided, we love that, but that format doesn’t allow an easy way for readers to view all of those albums in one giant list view. A simple chart so we can see what’s at #17 and #87 with minimum scrolling so we can complain that there’s absolutely no way that Slayer’s Reign in Blood should be above Green Day’s Dookie.

Not to brag, but we’re getting really good at taking these bloated 57,000 word articles and boiling it down to the actual list that people really want to see. Take a look (spoilers ahead):

Consequence Of Sound's Top 100 Albums
Rank Artist Album
1 Prince & The Revolution Purple Rain
2 Fleetwood Mac Rumours
3 The Beatles Abbey Road
4 The Clash London Calling
5 Joni Mitchell Blue
6 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
7 Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
8 Radiohead OK Computer
9 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On
10 Nirvana Nevermind
11 Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn
12 Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
13 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Under
14 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts
15 David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy
16 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Born to Run
17 Patti Smith Horses
18 Beyoncé Lemonade
19 Talking Heads Remain in Light
20 Kate Bush Hounds of Love
21 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
22 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
23 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
24 Black Sabbath Paranoid
25 Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Million
26 The Ramones Ramones
27 Michael Jackson Thriller
28 Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly
29 Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
30 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
31 Metallica Master of Puppets
32 The Beatles The Beatles
33 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
34 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
35 Neil Young After the Goldrush
36 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser
37 OutKast Stankonia
38 Paul Simon Graceland
39 Taylor Swift 1989
40 Pixies Doolittle
41 JAY-Z Reasonable Doubt
42 AC/DC Back in Black
43 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
44 Miles Davis Kind of Blue
45 Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
46 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
47 Van Morrison Astral Weeks
48 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
49 Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction
50 Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power
51 Johnny Cash Live at Folsom Prison
52 The Strokes Is This It
53 Dr. Dre 2001
54 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
55 Sly and the Family Stone There’s a Riot
56 David Bowie Hunky Dory
57 The Band Music from Big Pink
58 Nina Simone I Put a Spell on You
59 Nas Illmatic
60 Amy Winehouse Back to Black
61 The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
62 Madvillain Madvillainy
63 Tom Waits Rain Dogs
64 The Cure Disintegration
65 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
66 Madonna Like a Prayer
67 Radiohead In Rainbows
68 Frank Ocean Channel Orange
69 Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique
70 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
71 U2 The Joshua Tree
72 My Bloody Valentine Loveless
73 Parliament The Mothership Connection
74 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
75 Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer
76 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
77 JAY-Z The Black Album
78 Billy Joel The Stranger
79 The Police Synchronicity
80 Erykah Badu Baduizm
81 Adele 21
82 Peter Gabriel So
83 Pretenders Pretenders
84 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
85 Tupac All Eyez on Me
86 Pearl Jam Ten
87 Slayer Reign in Blood
88 Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
89 Green Day Dookie
90 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
91 The Who Who’s Next?
92 The Replacements Let It Be
93 TLC CrazySexyCool
94 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
95 System of a Down Toxicity
96 N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
97 Fugazi Repeater
98 Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel
99 Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth
100 Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking

Is it a good list or bad list? I don’t know. Scanning it, COS’ list clearly factors in general popularity and album sales – factors that other lists of this type don’t weight heavily (or at all).

Listen I like Pearl Jam and TLC as much as the next person. Are these two groups personally my favorites? Absolutely. However I’ll be the first to admit that Ten and CrazySexyCool didn’t break any artistic ground or push boundaries, and objectively don’t belong as one of the best hundred albums in the history of music. It doesn’t stop me from really loving on Why Go, Black, Red Light Special and Creep.

Even Consequence mentions how they came to this list allowing joy to be one of the many criterion:

This is a list compiled through hours of debate, frustration, laughter, acquiescence, and epiphany. It’s one that assessed the mercurial value attached to art, from perceptions at the moment of creation, to retrospective consideration, to the impact on ever-evolving fashions. It’s also one that allowed joy to be a factor of greatness.

You get what I’m saying. Anything having to do with music, any list-of-one-hundred anything is going to cause a stir. Even though there’s no argument that Alanis Morrisette had an impact on culture and music in the 1990’s, I’m just not sure her album is the 90th best album of all-time.

Still I 100% support Consequence of Sound’s freedom of opinion.

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The Full List: Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Hip Hop Rap Albums of All-Time

Another day another Rolling Stone list. As much as we get triggered by these type of lists or do our best to disregard the validity of the opinions expressed in the numbered list, we can’t stop ourselves from clicking on them  This is confirmed by how popular this Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Songs of All-Time post has been since we first published it nine months ago.

If that one article where we posted the full list is so popular, we can only imagine how much traffic, eyeballs and clicks that Rolling Stone’s actual article has yielded. These lists most-definitely generates a lot of emotions and conversations. So Rolling Stone knew what they were doing and getting themselves into when they released The 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time a few days ago.



We looked for the full list of all 200 albums in an easy readable table, but couldn’t find one (not even on Reddit), so we decided to do the work so you can see all the albums in one place. You can sort by any of the columns (album, artist, year) — it’s already sorted by descending rank.

List: Rolling Stone's 200 Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
Rank Album Artist Year
1 Ready to Die The Notorious B.I.G. 1994
2 Stankonia Outkast 2000
3 The Blueprint Jay-Z 2001
4 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Public Enemy 1988
5 To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 2015
6 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 2010
7 Miss E… So Addictive Missy Elliott 2001
8 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan 1993
9 The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest 1991
10 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill 1998
11 Take Care Drake 2011
12 Lord Willin Clipse 2002
13 2001 Dr. Dre 1999
14 Supreme Clientele Ghostface Killah 2000
15 Paid in Full Eric B. and Rakim 1987
16 Invasion of Privacy Cardi B 2018
17 Yeezus Kanye West 2013
18 Madvillainy Madvillain 2004
19 Hard Core Lil Kim 1996
20 DS2 Future 2015
21 Da Drought 3 Lil Wayne 2007
22 It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot DMX 1998
23 Ridin Dirty UGK 1996
24 Illmatic Nas 1994
25 The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem 2000
26 Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z 1996
27 Aquemini Outkast 1998
28 The Infamous Mobb Deep 1995
29 All Eyez on Me 2Pac 1996
30 Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys 1989
31 Pink Friday Nicki Minaj 2010
32 Finally Rich Chief Keef 2012
33 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul 1989
34 The Sugar Hill Records Story Various Artists 1997
35 Doggystyle Snoop Doggy Dogg 1993
36 Acid Rap Chance the Rapper 2013
37 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Raekwon 1995
38 good kid m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 2012
39 The Carter III Lil Wayne 2008
40 The Chronic Dr. Dre 1992
41 Late Registration Kanye West 2005
42 Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane 1988
43 Run D.M.C. Run D.M.C. 1984
44 Liquid Swords Genius/GZA 1995
45 Mama Said Knock You Out LL Cool J 1990
46 Call Me If You Get Lost Tyler the Creator 2021
47 Supa Dupa Fly Missy Elliott 1997
48 Donuts J Dilla 2006
49 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 1988
50 Strictly Business EPMD 1988
51 Things Fall Apart The Roots 1999
52 The College Dropout Kanye West 2004
53 Hot Cool & Vicious Salt-N-Pepa 1986
54 Culture Migos 2017
55 Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest 1993
56 Room 25 Noname 2018
57 Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys 1986
58 AmeriKKKas Most Wanted Ice Cube 1990
59 Life After Death The Notorious B.I.G. 1997
60 Damn. Kendrick Lamar 2017
61 The Diary Scarface 1994
62 Operation: Doomsday MF Doom 1999
63 Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Black Star 1998
64 Get Rich or Die Tryin 50 Cent 2003
65 Buhloone Mindstate De La Soul 1993
66 Mystic Stylez Three 6 Mafia 1995
67 'We Can't Be Stopped' Geto Boys 1991
68 400 Degreez Juvenile 1998
69 Ironman Ghostface Killah 1996
70 The Score The Fugees 1996
71 All Hail the Queen Queen Latifah 1989
72 Dr. Octagonecologyst Dr. Octagon 1996
73 Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde The Pharcyde 1992
74 Fear of a Black Planet Public Enemy 1990
75 Fever Megan Thee Stallion 2019
76 Hard to Earn Gang Starr 1994
77 Watch the Throne Jay-Z and Kanye West 2011
78 Broke With Expensive Taste Azealia Banks 2014
79 Follow the Leader Eric B. & Rakim 1988
80 Some Rap Songs Earl Sweatshirt 2018
81 Blowout Comb Digable Planets 1994
82 The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Slick Rick 1988
83 Kala M.I.A. 2007
84 Summertime 06 Vince Staples 2015
85 The Slim Shady LP Eminem 1999
86 Like Water for Chocolate Common 2000
87 Critical Beatdown Ultramagnetic MCs 1988
88 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill 1991
89 One for All Brand Nubian 1990
90 Man on the Moon: The End of the Day Kid Cudi 2009
91 Criminal Minded Boogie Down Productions 1987
92 Endtroducing….. DJ Shadow 1996
93 Death Certificate Ice Cube 1991
94 De La Soul Is Dead De La Soul 1991
95 Trap Muzik T.I. 2003
96 Power Ice-T 1988
97 Hell Hath No Fury Clipse 2006
98 Funcrusher Plus Company Flow 1997
99 Tha Carter II Lil Wayne 2005
100 Raising Hell Run-D.M.C. 1986
101 Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Young Jeezy 2005
102 Birdman Young Thug 2014
103 Black on Both Sides Mos Def 1999
104 Scorpion Eve 2001
105 Coloring Book Chance the Rapper 2016
106 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Ol' Dirty Bastard 1995
107 Wanted: Dead or Alive Kool G Rap & DJ Polo 1990
108 Daytona Pusha T 2018
109 Breaking Atoms Main Source 1991
110 Goin Off Biz Markie 1988
111 By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions 1988
112 Laila’s Wisdom Rapsody 2017
113 The Black Album Jay-Z 2003
114 Sex Packets Digital Underground 1990
115 Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 Afrika Bambaataa 2001
116 Straight Out the Jungle Jungle Brothers 1988
117 Under Construction Missy Elliott 2002
118 Bastard Tyler The Creator 2009
119 Party Music The Coup 2001
120 Barter 6 Young Thug 2015
121 Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm A Tribe Called Quest 1990
122 In Search Of… N.E.R.D. 2002
123 93 til Infinity Souls of Mischief 1993
124 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Outkast 2003
125 If Youre Reading This Its Too Late Drake 2015
126 Savage Mode 21 Savage and Metro Boomin 2016
127 E. 1999 Eternal Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 1995
128 Capital Punishment Big Pun 1998
129 Whole Lotta Red Playboi Carti 2020
130 Mecca and the Soul Brother Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth 1992
131 Fishscale Ghostface Killah 2006
132 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole 2014
133 R.A.P. Music Killer Mike 2012
134 Me Against the World 2Pac 1995
135 Teflon Don Rick Ross 2010
136 Planet Her Doja Cat 2021
137 Fantastic Vol. 2 Slum Village 2000
138 Period City Girls 2018
139 Original Pirate Material The Streets 2002
140 It Was Written Nas 1996
141 Enta da Stage Black Moon 1993
142 The Listening Little Brother 2003
143 Eternal Atake Lil Uzi Vert 2020
144 Reloaded Roc Marciano 2012
145 Be Common 2005
146 A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Black Sheep 1991
147 Radio LL Cool J 1985
148 Run the Jewels 2 Run the Jewels 2014
149 3 ’N the Mornin' (Part Two) DJ Screw 1996
150 How I Got Over The Roots 2010
151 Montero Lil Nas X 2021
152 SremmLife Rae Sremmurd 2015
153 Eazy-Duz-It Eazy E 1988
154 What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective Steinski 2008
155 The Sun Rises in the East Jeru the Damaja 1994
156 Quik Is the Name DJ Quik 1991
157 XXX Danny Brown 2011
158 Just Tryin ta Live Devin the Dude 2002
159 So…Hows Your Girl? Handsome Boy Modeling School 1999
160 Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous Big L 1995
161 Die a Legend Polo G 2019
162 Whack World Tierra Whack 2018
163 Super Tight… UGK 1994
164 Blank Face Schoolboy Q 2016
165 The Cold Vein Cannibal Ox 2001
166 Because the Internet Childish Gambino 2013
167 Black Mafia Life Above the Law 1993
168 Pray for Haiti Mach-Hommy 2021
169 Soul Food Goodie Mob 1995
170 Krit Wuz Here Big K.R.I.T. 2010
171 In Control Volume 1 Marley Marl 1988
172 Ho Why Is You Here? Flo Milli 2020
173 The Divine Feminine Mac Miller 2016
174 Purple Haze Cam'ron 2004
175 Bad Sister Roxanne Shanté 1989
176 Flygod Westside Gunn 2016
177 6 Feet Deep Gravediggaz 1994
178 In a Major Way E-40 1995
179 To Whom It May Concern… Freestyle Fellowship 1991
180 Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Little Simz 2021
181 Soundbombing II Various Artists 1999
182 Chicken Talk Gucci Mane 2006
183 Uptown Saturday Night Camp Lo 1997
184 Care for Me Saba 2018
185 Lyte as a Rock MC Lyte 1988
186 Life Is … Too $hort Too $hort 1988
187 The War Report Capone-N-Noreaga 1997
188 Wild Style: Original Soundtrack Various Artists 1983
189 Crenshaw Nipsey Hussle 2013
190 Cold Devil Drakeo the Ruler 2018
191 Later That Day Lyrics Born 2003
192 Meet the Woo Pop Smoke 2019
193 Live. Love. A$AP A$AP Rocky 2011
194 The Dusty Foot Philosopher K'Naan 2005
195 Ephorize Cupcakke 2018
196 Tear Gas The Jacka 2009
197 Bandana Freddie Gibbs & Madlib 2019
198 Mr. Hood KMD 1991
199 Goodbye & Good Riddance Juice WRLD 2018
200 Astroworld Travis Scott 2018

Of course when you make a list that is supposed to be comprehensive of every album in a specific genre, you’re going to have a lot of disagreements to put it lightly. Some of the snubbed artists have already spoken up — including The Game and Meek Mill. Not to mention that Nas’ Illmatic was ranked at a relatively low #24 and many took issue that the fact the list left ‘Illmatic’ out of the top ten shows the disconnect.

Well, at least Rolling Stone didn’t have Macklemore in the list. Shows they’re a little more connected to hop hop than the Grammys.


The Full List: Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Songs of All-Time (2021 Updated)

Since you’re here, you’re very-likely aware that Rolling Stone magazine recently released an updated version of their popular, controversial and infamous “Top 500 Songs of All-Time” list that first irritated the internet waaaaay back in 2004.

Referring to it as the “definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time,” that first list caused a lot of buzz and heated discussions in and out of the music industry. Oh, all the arguments that must have been happening on MySpace in 2004.

Now approaching two decades after the first list, the music mag re-released an updated list of “historic favorites, world-changing anthems, and new classics” with the help of over 200 artists, writers, and industry figures.



The 2021 list has much more flavor

It’s been 17 years since that original list. MySpace is no longer around to post your opinions on whether Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ is better than the 452nd best song ever, you’ll have to do that on Instagram now.

And not only are we now discussing music on different social media platforms, the version 2.0 looks completely different too; with the panel of critics swapping out more than 50% of the songs that appeared on that original 2004 list. A gut renovation of that initial list.

This year’s list is much more diverse with a large chunk of the newer entries coming from the hip-hop, R&B, and Latin pop genres.

Okay enough talking. You came here to see the full list, so here’s Rolling Stone’s 2021 full list of the 500 greatest songs ever, starting from #500 all the way to #1.

Full List: Rolling Stone's 500 Best Songs
Rank Song Artist Year
500 Stronger Kanye West 2007
499 Baby Love The Supremes 1964
498 Pancho and Lefty Townes Van Zandt 1972
497 Truth Hurts Lizzo 2017
496 Without You Nilsson 1971
495 You’re So Vain Carly Simon 1972
494 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 1983
493 Where Is My Mind The Pixies 1988
492 So What Miles Davis 1959
491 Welcome to the Jungle Guns ‘n’ Roses 1987
490 Old Town Road Lil Nas X 2019
489 Cannonball The Breeders 1993
488 House of Balloons The Weeknd 2011
487 Cranes in the Sky Solange 2016
486 A Milli Lil Wayne 2009
485 212 Azealia Banks 2011
484 Buddy Holly Weezer 1994
483 I Can’t Help Myself Four Tops 1965
482 Bad Romance Lady Gaga 2009
481 Cross Road Blues Robert Johnson 1937
480 Just a Friend Biz Markie 1989
479 Oye Como Va Santana 1970
478 Back That Azz Up Juvenile 1998
477 Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Gos 1981
476 Sunday Morning Coming Down Kris Kristofferson 1970
475 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson 1989
474 Move On Up Curtis Mayfield 1970
473 Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette 1968
472 Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel 1977
471 The House of the Rising Sun The Animals 1964
470 Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight and the Pips 1973
469 Goodbye Earl Dixie Chicks 2000
468 Fade Into You Mazzy Star 1993
467 Come As You Are Nirvana 1991
466 Never Too Much Luther Vandross 1981
465 Get Lucky Daft Punk 2013
464 Help Me Joni Mitchell 1974
463 Boom Boom John Lee Hooker 1962
462 Into the Mystic Van Morrison 1970
461 Crying Roy Orbison 1962
460 Ku Klux Klan Steel Pulse 1978
459 No Ordinary Love Sade 1992
458 Loser Beck 1993
457 Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi 1986
456 Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey 2012
455 White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane 1967
454 Bam Bam Sister Nancy 1982
453 The Rain Missy Elliot 1997
452 Africa Toto 1982
451 Bad and Boujee Migos 2016
450 Powderfinger Neil Young 1979
449 Don’t Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult 1976
448 Tyrone Erykah Badu 1997
447 Help! The Beatles 1965
446 Rosalita Bruce Springsteen 1973
445 Cosmic Dancer T. Rex 1971
444 In Da Club 50 Cent 2003
443 Sugar, We’re Going Down Fall Out Boy 2005
442 Ace of Spades Motorhead 1980
441 The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert 2010
440 If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys 2003
439 La Vida Es un Carnaval Celia Cruz 1998
438 Savage (Remix) Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyonce 2020
437 Passionate Kisses Lucinda Williams 1988
436 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2012
435 Limelight Rush 1981
434 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker Ramones 1977
433 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 1984
432 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1958
431 Adore Prince 1987
430 They Reminiscence Over You Peter Rock and CL Smooth 1992
429 Under Pressure Queen and David Bowie 1981
428 Sign of the Times Harry Styles 2017
427 Rapper’s Delight Sugarhill Gang 1979
426 Super Bass Nicki Minaj 2010
425 Mannish Boy Muddy Waters 1955
424 No Diggity Blackstreet 1996
423 Criminal Fiona Apple 1996
422 Flava in Your Ear Craig Mack 1994
421 How Soon Is Now The Smiths 1984
420 California Dreamin’ Mamas and the Papas 1965
419 Fantasy Mariah Carey 1995
418 Green Onions Booker T 1962
417 Uptown Funk Mark Ronson 2015
416 Alive Pearl Jam 1991
415 Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode 1990
414 Dreaming Blondie 1979
413 Gloria Them 1965
412 Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry 1988
411 Heavy Metal Drummer Wilco 2002
410 Whipping Post Allman Brother’s Band 1969
409 Everlong Foo Fighters 1997
408 Father and Son Cat Stevens 1970
407 Free Bird Skynyrd 1973
406 Sucker MC’s Run-DMC 1984
405 Amor Prohibido Selena 1994
404 Rock and Roll All Nite Kiss 1974
403 Ain’t Nobody Rufus and Chaka Khan 1983
402 Lovely Day Bill Withers 1977
401 Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac 1977
400 Station to Station David Bowie 1976
399 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) Sylvester 1978
398 Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran 1982
397 Bring the Noise Public Enemy 1987
396 Alison Elvis Costello 1977
395 Planet Rock Afrika Bambaataa 1982
394 Grace Jeff Buckley 1994
393 Say It Loud James Brown 1968
392 Fix You Coldplay 2005
391 Springsteen Eric Church 2011
390 Enter Sandman Metallica 1991
389 Brass in Pocket Pretenders 1879
388 Party Up (Up in Here) DMX 1999
387 Personality Crisis The New York Dolls 1973
386 Lola The Kinks 1970
385 I’m Coming Out Diana Ross 1980
384 I Like It Cardi B 2018
383 Redbone Childish Gambino 2016
382 Paper Bag Fiona Apple 1999
381 Typical Girls The Slits 1979
380 Radiation Vibe Fountains of Wayne 1996
379 Untitled (How Does It Feel) D’Angelo 2000
378 Mr. Brightside The Killers 2003
377 Pictures of You The Cure 1989
376 Mama Tried Merle Haggard 1968
375 Up On the Roof Drifters 1964
374 Be Thankful for What You Got William DeVaughn 1974
373 Hotline Bling Drake 2015
372 I Can’t Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt 1991
371 Bennie and the Jets Elton John 1973
370 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly 1958
369 Just What I Needed The Cars 1978
368 Black Hole Sun Soundgarden 1994
367 Thinkin’ About You Frank Ocean 2012
366 Da Doo Run Run The Crystals 1962
365 God Save the Queen The Sex Pistols 1977
364 Box of Rain Grateful Dead 1970
363 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley 1980
362 Merry Go Round Kacey Musgraves 2013
361 The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff 1972
360 Little Red Corvette Prince 1982
359 Killing Me Softly with His Song The Fugees 1996
358 Because the Night Patti Smith 1978
357 Blank Space Taylor Swift 2014
356 Surrender Cheap Trick 1978
355 Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston 1976
354 Rock With You Michael Jackson 1979
353 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) The Eurythmics 1983
352 It Was a Good Day Ice Cube 1992
351 Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) Jorge Ben 1976
350 Angel in Montgomery John Prine 1971
349 Time of the Season Zombies 1968
348 Virginia Plain Roxy Music 1972
347 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis 1956
346 Dynamite BTS 2020
345 It’s Too Late Carole King 1971
344 Iron Man Black Sabbath 1971
343 What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers 1979
342 Promised Land Chuck Berry 1964
341 I’m a Believer Monkees 1966
340 (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais The Clash 1978
339 1999 Prince 1982
338 Paranoid Black Sabbath 1970
337 Believe Cher 1998
336 She’s Gone Hall and Oates 1973
335 Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) Marshall Jefferson 1986
334 Ripple Grateful Dead 1970
333 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone The Temptations 1972
332 Umbrella Rihanna 2007
331 Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 1961
330 Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G. 1994
329 Safaera Bad Bunny 2020
328 Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers 1991
327 Real Love Mary J. Blige 1992
326 Portions for Foxes Rilo Kiley 2004
325 Lust for Life Iggy Pop 1977
324 Scenes from an Italian Restaurant Billy Joel 1977
323 All I Have to Do Is Dream Everly Brothers 1958
322 After the Gold Rush Neil Young 1970
321 I Still Haven’t Found U2 1987
320 California Love 2Pac 1995
319 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears 1985
318 Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton 1953
317 Visions of Johanna Bob Dylan 1966
316 Leader of the Pack Shangri-Las 1964
315 Part 1 – Acknowledgement John Coltrane 1965
314 I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges 1969
313 The Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 1967
312 Walk on By Isaac Hayes 1969
311 Hotel California Eagles 1977
310 Light My Fire The Doors 1967
309 Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers 1971
308 Divorce Song Liz Phair 1993
307 Crazy Gnarls Barkley 2006
306 Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin 1967
305 Every Breath You Take The Police 1983
304 Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk 1977
303 No Scrubs TLC 1999
302 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 1975
301 Night Moves Bob Seger 1978
300 Rock Lobster B-52s 1978
299 I Put a Spell on You Jay Hawkins 1956
298 Jungleland Bruce Springsteen 1975
297 Wouldn’t It Be Nice Beach Boys 1966
296 Rebel Girl Bikini Kill 1996
295 Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who 1971
294 Sweet Jane Velvet Underground 1970
293 School’s Out Alice Cooper 1973
292 Can I Kick it A Tribe Called Quest 1990
291 In the Air Tonight Phil Collins 1981
290 Yeah Usher 2004
289 Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen 1982
288 That’s the Joint The Funky Four Plus One 1980
287 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC 1980
286 Dancing Queen ABBA 1976
285 Say My Name Destiny’s Child 1999
284 Suzanne Leonard Cohen 1967
283 Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles 1960
282 Never Tear Us Apart INXS 1988
281 Grindin Clipse 2002
280 Penny Lane The Beatles 1967
279 Karma Police Radiohead 1997
278 Pressure Drop Toots and the Maytals 1970
277 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1955
276 Ever Fallen in Love Buzzcocks 1977
275 Sail Away Randy Newman 1972
274 Love and Happiness Al Green 1972
273 Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack 1973
272 The Boys are Back in Town Thin Lizzy 1976
271 A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum 1967
270 Closer Nine Inch Nails 1994
269 Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers 1965
268 Shout (Parts 1 and 2) The Isley Brothers 1959
267 Take Care Drake 2011
266 King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo 1974
265 Left of the Dial The Replacements 1985
264 Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye 1973
263 Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton 1971
262 American Tune Paul Simon 1973
261 Pusherman Curtis Mayfield 1972
260 Get Up Stand Up The Wailers 1973
259 Heart of Gold Neil Young 1972
258 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil-Scott Heron 1971
257 Heat Wave Martha and the Vandellas 1963
256 Master of Puppets Metallica 1986
255 Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn 1970
254 Stop! In the Name of Love The Supremes 1965
253 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Willie Nelson 1975
252 Flash Light Parliament 1977
251 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 1978
250 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix 1967
249 Bad Reputation Joan Jett 1980
248 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A. 1988
247 River Joni Mitchell 1971
246 Ooh La La Faces 1973
245 Sabotage Beastie Boys 1994
244 Summer Babe (Winter Version) Pavement 1992
243 Eleanor Rigby The Beatles 1966
242 Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis 1957
241 The Humpty Dance The Digital Underground 1990
240 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys 1999
239 September Gurls Big Star 1974
238 Are You That Somebody Aaliyah 1998
237 Your Cheatin’ Heart Hank Williams 1953
236 Lean on Me Bill Withers 1972
235 Blue Monday New Order 1983
234 You Keep Me Hangin’ On Supremes 1966
233 Groove Is in the Heart Deee-Lite 1990
232 My Generation The Who 1965
231 I Wanna Dance with Somebody Whitney Houston 1987
230 Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds 1965
229 This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie 1951
228 Single Ladies Beyonce 2008
227 Fortunate Son CCR 1969
226 There Is a Light That Never Goes Out The Smiths 1986
225 Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell 1969
224 Layla Derek and the Dominoes 1970
223 Stan Eminem 2000
222 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969
221 River Deep – Mountain High Ike and Tina Turner 1966
220 Bizarre Love Triangle New Order 1986
219 Free Fallin’ Tom Petty 1989
218 In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 1965
217 Edge of Seventeen Stevie Nicks 1981
216 Jailhouse Rock Elvis 1957
215 Shook Ones (Pt. II) Mobb Deep 1995
214 Deacon Blues Steely Dan 1977
213 Paint It Black The Rolling Stones 1966
212 More Than a Feeling Boston 1976
211 With or Without You U2 1987
210 One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic 1978
209 Boys of Summer Don Henley 1984
208 Doll Parts Hole 1994
207 Killing in the Name Rage Against the Machine 1992
206 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell 1968
205 …Baby One More Time Britney Spears 1998
204 Young Americans David Bowie 1975
203 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Stevie Wonder 1970
202 Your Song Elton John 1970
201 Ring of Fire Johnny Cash 1963
200 Changes David Bowie 1971
199 Dream On Aerosmith 1973
198 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye 1982
197 I Can’t Stand the Rain Ann Peebles 1973
196 Sex Machine James Brown 1970
195 Crazy Patsy Cline 1961
194 Rid of Me PJ Harvey 1993
193 Wild Horses Rolling Stones 1971
192 Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys 1991
191 Ode to Billie Joe Bobby Gentry 1967
190 Fuck the Police N.W.A. 1988
189 Space Oddity David Bowie 1969
188 Little Wing Jimi Hendrix 1967
187 Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan 1965
186 I’ll Take You There Staple Singers 1972
185 Beat It Michael Jackson 1982
184 Nothing Compares to U Sinead O’Connor 1990
183 You Are the Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder 1972
182 The Sounds of Silence Simon and Garfunkel 1964
181 Eight Miles High The Byrds 1966
180 Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed 1972
179 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 1979
178 Bad Guy Billie Eilish 2019
177 Jump Van Halen 1983
176 You Really Got Me The Kinks 1964
175 I Only Have Eyes for You Flamingos 1959
174 Radio Free Europe R.E.M. 1983
173 Marquee Moon Television 1977
172 Mississippi Goddam Nina Simone 1964
171 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1967
170 In the Still of the Nite Five Satins 1956
169 American Girl Tom Petty 1976
168 ‘Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield 1968
167 Lose Yourself Eminem 2002
166 All the Young Dudes Mott the Hoople 1972
165 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Williams 1949
164 Mr. Tambourine Man Bob Dylan 1965
163 Landslide Fleetwood Mac 1975
162 Pink Moon Nick Drake 1972
161 Into the Groove Madonna 1985
160 Nightswimming R.E.M. 1992
159 Baba O’Riley The Who 1971
158 Cissy Strut Meters 1969
157 Teenage Riot Sonic Youth 1988
156 Louie Louie The Kinsgmen 1963
155 Last Nite The Strokes 2001
154 Spoonful Howlin’ Wolf 1960
153 Super Freak James Brown 1981
152 Proud Mary CCR 1969
151 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Shirelles 1960
150 Basket Case Green Day 1994
149 Rocket Man Elton John 1972
148 Kashmir Led Zeppelin 1975
147 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino 1956
146 Fire and Rain James Taylor 1970
145 Ms. Jackson Outkast 2000
144 Jumpin’ Jack Flash Rolling Stones 1968
143 London Calling The Clash 1980
142 He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones 1980
141 Maggie May Rod Stewart 1971
140 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley 1975
139 Vogue Madonna 1990
138 Heart of Glass Blondie 1979
137 Thank U, Next Arianna Grande 2019
136 Try a Little Tenderness Otis Redding 1966
135 She Loves You The Beatles 1964
134 What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner 1984
133 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 1981
132 Paid in Full Eric B. and Rakim 1987
131 Stand by Me Ben E. King 1961
130 Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas 1964
129 Hold On We’re Going Home Drake 2013
128 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin 1969
127 Waterfalls TLC 1995
126 Freedom! ‘90’ George Michael 1990
125 Anarchy in the U.K. The Sex Pistols 1977
124 That’ll Be the Day Buddy Holly 1957
123 This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) Talking Heads 1983
122 People Get Ready Impressions 1965
121 Let It Be The Beatles 1970
120 Oh Bondage! Up Yours! X-Ray Spex 1977
119 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 1968
118 Creep Radiohead 1992
117 I Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin 1968
116 It Takes Two Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock 1988
115 At Last Etta James 1960
114 Toxic Britney Spears 2003
113 Higher Ground Stevie Wonder 1973
112 Losing My Religion REM 1991
111 Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen 1975
110 Something The Beatles 1969
109 Everyday People Sly and the Family Stone 1968
108 Just Like Heaven The Cure 1987
107 C.R.E.A.M. Wu-Tang Clan 1994
106 Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones 1968
105 Life on Mars? David Bowie 1971
104 I Want You Back Jackson 5 1969
103 You Oughta Know Alanis Morisette 1995
102 Maybelline Chuck Berry 1955
101 Maps Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2003
100 Blowin’ in the Wind Bob Dylan 1963
99 ‘Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees 1977
98 In My Life The Beatles 1965
97 Gloria Patti Smith 1975
96 99 Problems Jay-Z 2003
95 Wonderwall Oasis 1995
94 I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston 1992
93 Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson 2004
92 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard 1958
91 Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) UKG 2007
90 You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman Aretha Franklin 1967
89 Hey Jude The Beatles 1968
88 Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns ‘N’ Roses 1987
87 All My Friends LCD Soundsystem 2007
86 Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones 1972
85 Kiss Prince 1986
84 Let’s Stay Together Al Green 1971
83 Desolation Row Bob Dylan 1965
82 Rolling in the Deep Adele 2011
81 I’m Waiting for the Man Velvet Underground 1967
80 What’d I Say Ray Charles 1957
79 Back to Black Amy Winehouse 2006
78 Reach Out (I’ll Be There) The Four Tops 1967
77 Roadrunner Modern Lovers 1976
76 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 1956
75 Common People Pulp 1996
74 Hallelujah Leonard Cohen 1984
73 Formation Beyonce 2016
72 Yesterday The Beatles 1965
71 Fast Car Tracy Chapman 1988
70 Suspicious Minds Elvis 1969
69 All Too Well Taylor Swift 2013
68 Good Times Chic 1979
67 Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan 1975
66 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel 1970
65 September Earth, Wind & Fire 1978
64 Blitzkrieg Bop The Ramones 1976
63 Jolene Dolly Parton 1974
62 One U2 1992
61 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin 1971
60 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 1985
59 The Message Grandmaster Flash 1982
58 The Weight The Band 1968
57 Family Affair Sly and the Family Stone 1971
56 Work It Missy Elliott 2000
55 Like a Prayer Madonna 1989
54 The Tracks of My Tears The Miracles 1965
53 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys 1966
52 I Feel Love Donna Summer 1977
51 Walk on By Dionne Warwick 1964
50 Gasolina Daddy Yankee 2010
49 Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill 1998
48 Idioteque Radiohead 2000
47 Tiny Dancer Elton John 1972
46 Paper Planes M.I.A. 2008
45 Alright Kendrick Lamar 2015
44 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1982
43 My Girl Temptations 1965
42 Redemption Song Bob Marley 1980
41 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 1980
40 All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix 1968
39 B.O.B. Outkast 2000
38 (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding 1967
37 When Doves Cry Prince 1984
36 Seven Nation Army White Stripes 2003
35 Tutti Frutti Little Richard 1955
34 Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag James Brown 1966
33 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry 1958
32 Juicy Notorious B.I.G. 1994
31 Satisfaction Rolling Stones 1965
30 Royals Lorde 2011
29 Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang Dr. Dre 1992
28 Once in a Lifetime Talking Heads 1980
27 Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975
26 A Case of You Joni Mitchell 1971
25 Runaway Kanye West 2010
24 A Day in the Life The Beatles 1967
23 ’Heroes’ David Bowie 1977
22 Be My Baby Ronettes 1963
21 Strange Fruit Billie Holiday 1939
20 Dancing on My Own Robyn 2010
19 Imagine John Lennon 1971
18 Purple Rain Prince 1984
17 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975
16 Crazy in Love Beyonce 2003
15 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 1963
14 Waterloo Sunset The Kinks 1967
13 Gimme Shelter Stones 1969
12 Superstition Stevie Wonder 1972
11 God Only Knows Beach Boys 1966
10 ‘Hey Ya! Outkast 2003
9 Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1977
8 Get Ur Freak On Missy Elliott 2001
7 Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles 1967
6 What’s Goin’ On? Marvin Gaye 1971
5 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana 1991
4 Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan 1965
3 A Change is Gonna Come Sam Cooke 1964
2 Fight the Power Public Enemy 1989
1 Respect Aretha Franklin 1967

You can sort the above list by rank, song, artist or year if you want to slice and dice these greatest songs. We’ve also created a Spotify playlist of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time where you can play each and every song in the order of Rolling Stone’s ranking.

All in all, the playlist will take you a less than a day and half to listen through – or if you don’t have any meetings this week, you can get through the 35 hours and 11 minutes during the workweek and still take off early on Friday.

Deeper understanding of hip-hop

Though it wasn’t a surprise to see newer songs make the list, it’s interesting to see some newer songs that were released by 2004 jump up to the top 50 like “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G which was released in 1994, wasn’t included in the 2004 list, but now ranks as the 32nd greatest song of all-time.

The reasoning? Music tastes change over time. Specifically genres that music critics aren’t used to listening to, much less consider for these types of list or awards, had an enormous impact on how the new Rolling Stone list was constructed.

With time comes acceptance of a music genre. With time comes more respect for that type of music. More times means a deeper understanding of what makes for a legendary song in a specific music genre and that’s why we’re seeing a much more varied offering in the this year’s list.

Whether one agrees with whether Beyonce’s “Formation” (#73) is better than Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” (#76) is matter of preference, taste and exposure, but we’re all better for having a larger catalog of types of music to choose from.


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Here’s the full list of Pitchfork’s top 200 songs of the 2010s

A few days ago, Pitchfork released their list of the top 200 songs of the 2010s. No surprise considering that were just a few months away from entering a new decade, and presumably a new era of music. Continue reading “Here’s the full list of Pitchfork’s top 200 songs of the 2010s”

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How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?

Even though we’re annoyed that there isn’t a stock “clipboard” feature on the Pixel 2 (XL), there’s so many things that we love about the new Google phone. One of the features we didn’t need, but really dig now that we have it, is the “Now Playing” feature Continue reading “How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?”

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The full list of Lithium’s top 100 alternative + grunge songs of ’90s

Nirvana. Pearl Jam. Soundgarden. Foo Fighters. R.E.M. Nine Inch Nails. Alice in Chains. Which band had the best song in the 90s? Continue reading “The full list of Lithium’s top 100 alternative + grunge songs of ’90s”

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Review: Portable Turntable/Record Player (Denim) from 1byOne

Who doesn’t like a little throwback, retro and vintage? I recently received portable turntable with built-in speakers in a denim-colored, briefcase-style case. Continue reading “Review: Portable Turntable/Record Player (Denim) from 1byOne”

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Pearl Jam’s setlist from Global Citizens Festival 2015

As you may have heard, toward the end of Pearl Jam’s set at the Global Citizens Festival in New York’s Central Park, Beyonce joined Eddie Vedder and his acoustic guitar to cover “Redemption Song”. Continue reading “Pearl Jam’s setlist from Global Citizens Festival 2015”

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Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]

The 2015 Afropunk Festival has announced their official stage schedule and stage times for its two-day New York event at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. Continue reading “Afropunk announces 2015 schedule and NYC lineup [UPDATED 8/22]”

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M.I.A. releases “Swords” single and video for upcoming “MATAHDATAH” album

M.I.A. announced a new studio album “MATAHDATAH” and released a new single “Swords” this week. The song and video are produced by M.I.A., Spanker and The Partysquad and filmed in India and West Africa. Continue reading “M.I.A. releases “Swords” single and video for upcoming “MATAHDATAH” album”

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The Complete List of Dreamforce Bands and Musicians (2003-2022)

 

Dreamforce started out as an “user and developer conference” focusing on SaaS (software as a service) to one of the largest technology events in the world.

The nearly week-long event has been around now for over a dozen years growing from 1,300 attendees in it’s first year to well over 100,000 (and attendance continues to grow!). And in that time, the conference has become more than cloud computing and sales: it’s expanded into customer service, marketing, analytics, social media and more.

Not just that, but the annual Salesforce event has steadily attracted bigger and bigger names to deliver their yearly keynote address as well as bringing in popular bands to perform for the attendees.

Here’s a list of all the bands and musicians that have performed at Dreamforce, year by year:

Year # Band Band 2 Band 3 Music Festival
2003 1 David Vaskevitch
2004 2 Pride and Joy
2005 3 Grooveline Band
2006 4 Train
2007 5 INXS
2008 6 The Foo Fighters
2009 7 The Black Crowes
2010 8 Stevie Wonder Will.I.Am
2011 9 Metallica M.C. Hammer Will.I.Am
2012 10 The Red Hot Chili Peppers Lady Antebellum yes
2013 11 Green Day Blondie* yes
2014 12 Bruno Mars Cake - yes
2015 13 Foo Fighters The Killers Gary Clark Jr. yes
2016 14 U2 - -
2017 15 Alicia Keys Lenny Kravitz -
2018 16 Metallica - -
2019 17 Fleetwood Mac - -
2020 18 [Virtual N/A] - -
2021 19 Foo Fighters - -
2022 20 The Red Hot Chili Peppers - -

* For some reason, 2013 was a much larger musical event than most other years. In addition to Green Day, the Dreamforce musical event was combined a benefit with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital held at AT&T Park. Blondie also played that night as well as Huey Lewis & The News making a surprise appearance. Also in 2013, Tony Bennett with Jerry Seinfield performed at a private party hosted by Benioff.

The first year of Dreamforce was obviously a smaller affair. Because the event was on a much smaller scale, it mostly focused on the business side of things as opposed to the conference today.

For a corporate event, it’s shocking see successful bands such as Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Foo Fighters and Metallica put their reputations on the line for a a couple hundred thousand.

It may be because Salesforce has shown that it’s a company with a conscience (U2 recently partnered with Salesforce).

Not that these bands are playing for free, but they’re more likely to play a business event like this when the company is reputable.

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