Rolling Stone Magazine Updates List Of The 500 Best Songs Of All Time

Top of the list is Aretha Franklin, with ‘Respect’; more than half of the ranking has changed since the last version

EFEAretha Franklin tops the best songs of all time ranking by Rolling Stone

Largest publication specialized in music in the world, the magazine Rolling Stone updated your list of the 500 best songs of all time. The new ranking, released on Wednesday, has several new artists, such as BTS, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Kanye West and Rihanna, who started their careers or were successful after the latest version was released in 2004. However, the top-20 still favors old songs, as only four of the top songs were released after the turn of the millennium and the first place belongs to ‘Respect’, music by Aretha Franklin released in 1967.

Still, Rolling Stone highlighted the news on the list. “Over half of the songs – 254 in total – were missing from the old list, including a third of the Top 100. The result is a more expansive and inclusive view of Pop, music that continues to rewrite its history with each beat,” he wrote. magazine. The result was achieved through the participation of more than 250 artists, musicians and producers, as well as journalists and entrepreneurs in the music business. Each of these submitted a top-50 and then everything was rated by Rolling Stone. More than 4,000 songs received votes.

  1. Aretha Franklin – “Respect” (1967)
  2. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power” (1989)
  3. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
  4. Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone” (1965)
  5. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
  6. Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” (1971)
  7. The Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967)
  8. Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On” (2001)
  9. Fleetwood Mac – “Dreams” (1977)
  10. Outkast – “Hey Ya!” (2003)
  11. The Beach Boys – “God Only Knows” (1966)
  12. Stevie Wonder – “Superstition” (1972)
  13. The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter” (1969)
  14. The Kinks – “Waterloo Sunset” (1967)
  15. The Beatles – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (1963)
  16. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love” (2003)
  17. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
  18. Prince and the Revolution – “Purple Rain” (1984)
  19. John Lennon – “Imagine” (1971)
  20. Robyn – “Dancing On My Own” (2010)

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