Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time... for now

They’ve redone their original list from 2004. 17 years is not all time, is it. Fucking joke.

Anyway, I can’t get it to load so can’t get angry at it:

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Highest post 2004 song at 20

Friday by Rebecca Black

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Top 3 is Sam Cooke’s Change is Gonna Come, Public Enemy Fight the Power, and Aretha Franklin Respect taking the top spot
Which I sort of can’t argue with I guess, when you get to that point there’s so many all timer songs you might as well pick any of them, they’re all great

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I like the rolling stones but that’s too much

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smells like teen spirit at no. 5
no

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The top 25 songs of all time

  1. Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect’
  2. Public Enemy, ‘Fight the Power’
  3. Sam Cooke, ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
  4. Bob Dylan, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
  5. Nirvana, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
  6. Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On’
  7. The Beatles, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
  8. Missy Elliott, ‘Get Ur Freak On’
  9. Fleetwood Mac, ‘Dreams’
  10. Outkast, ‘Hey Ya!’
  11. The Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows’
  12. Stevie Wonder, ‘Superstition’
  13. The Rolling Stones, ‘Gimme Shelter’
  14. The Kinks, ‘Waterloo Sunset’
  15. The Beatles, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’
  16. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, ‘Crazy in Love’
  17. Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
  18. Prince and the Revolution, ‘Purple Rain’
  19. John Lennon, ‘Imagine’
  20. Robyn, ‘Dancing on My Own’
  21. Billie Holiday, ‘Strange Fruit’
  22. The Ronettes, ‘Be My Baby’
  23. David Bowie, ‘Heroes’
  24. The Beatles, ‘A Day in the Life’
  25. Kanye West feat. Pusha T, ‘Runaway’

I think 212 by azealia banks should be higher than 485

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Other forums already in uproar at these results

  1. Martha and the vandellas - dancing in the streets
  2. Drake- Hold on we’re going home
  3. Led Zep - Whole lotta love

:grinning: :grinning: :grinning:

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Missy Elliott being number 8 is ridiculous

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In fact, that’s an absolute stinker to round out the top 10

I’m sure I have heard the Sam Cooke one but if you asked me to name any of the lyrics or the tune, I have no idea

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How can you not have heard a change is gonna come listen to it now.

Start sampled by Nas on the intro of his second album

Dunno

Not listened to that either :man_shrugging:

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I know, should be number one. Was furious when I heard it only went to number seven in the US when it came out.

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it’s barely a song tbf

I’ve just put it on and I don’t think I’ve heard it before

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I did the same, and thought the same. I mean, I might have, but I might also not have.