Best Songs of All Time

Music is what influences us, motivating to go through another obstacle or to have a good mood. It can be a reflection of our sorrow and bad feelings, fulfilling a role of a shield against all the negativity that we face. That’s how huge of a place music has in our life. But it is a strictly personal matter and it is very rare that two or more people will have identical tastes. But there is a very small number of songs that are loved by almost everyone. They are not just good, they are iconic. They emerge and take on the whole world, like whirlwind in our heads and leave our minds different from what they were before. These songs are the pinnacle of the whole industry, the mark of the generation or a time period. Even if it represents the genre that you hate, you still bow to the influence and greatness it carries through time. This list is all about these masterpieces. All about the best songs of all time.

How do you define the best songs? Is it a powerful message that never gets old, popularity that shines through decades or courageous innovations that have changed the course of music history? Think about what if that particular song was never written and released. Would that influence never appear and take part in forming the humanity to be as it is now? It is something we will never have an answer to. All we need is to figure out the top 10 songs of all time.

Which one would you pick? Leave your vote, discuss the pros and cons of listening to particular songs on the list and ask your friends to join the conversation with our community. Let’s choose the best songs ever together.


Lose Yourself - Eminem

This song seems to be more like self-motivating music. Maybe, it is awesome for fighting as well but Lose Yourself is a type of songs about fighting everyday life and problems. It says you “go, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime” and forces you do your best every day.


November Rain - Guns N' Roses

This touching ballad leads the list of the best songs of the 90's according to the opinion of many people. It sounded for a wide audience ten years after Axl Rose got the idea of its writing. In 1992, the music video took the first place on top 100 videos of the year by MTV.


Master of Puppets - Metallica

Master of Puppets takes the 33rd place in 100 best metal songs by Rolling Stone magazine. Filled with deep meaning text can be interpreted differently, but it inspires people to rethink their lives. The song received several prestigious awards; it is one of the longest tracks in the whole Metallica’s repertoire.


One - Metallica

One is the song which took the17th place in the list of metals by Guitar World magazine and several other awards. It was created under the impression of Dalton Trumbo’s novel Johnny Got His Gun. The first Metallica’s music video was made for this song, and most of the fans of the band consider the video to be the best among the whole Metallica’s videography.

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

It's no secret that the Queen used to make the best rock songs of all time. And the real fans know their first song, which became a real hit and was edited after the death of Freddie Mercury. We're talking about Bohemian Rhapsody, which was popularized last year because of Suicide Squad movie.

In the End - Linkin Park

Baba O'Riley - The Who

The Who created one of the best classic rock songs of all time. Such hits as My Generation or Baba O`Riley became a hymn of changes and free life of the 60s. However, as the main soundtrack to Dr. House, this song became known to the younger generation.


Crane's Crying - Vitas

A lot of people consider Crane’s Crying as one of best songs ever. Its remarkable feature is unique singer’s vocal. It should be noted that Vitas has five-octave vocal range; his impressive singing evokes admiration of fans the world over, and Crane’s Crying is probably the most noteworthy song of his repertoire.


Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

It would be wrong not to include Livin’ on a Prayer among top 10 songs of all time, especially given that it led Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track found a lot of fans among working class, as the lyrics are about a couple in love, which has to work hard to make ends meet.

Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hotel California - Eagles
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Let It Be - The Beatles

Recorded in 1969 and released in ‘70 it is the last of released Beatles albums while the band was active and together. It includes the famous same-named song, which is still a major hit worldwide, reminding us of the good music people used to make. In 2003 it was re-published under the name Let It Be… Naked.

Dream On - Aerosmith
2112 - Rush
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Imagine - John Lennon

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

A second single from the almighty album Thriller. It was released just before the Beat It and became one of the best 80s songs. The song shared high spots in major charts with other MJ releases and was about the groupies - loyal fans of the music bands and Jackson in particular.


Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

The song which was included in almost all concerts of Iron Maiden. Hallowed By Thy Name claims to be one of the best metal songs ever. Reflections of a prisoner, whose life will be ended with the death penalty, and lively music of Iron Maiden has been giving its listeners energy for more than one decade.

Earth Song - Michael Jackson
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
A Day in The Life - The Beatles
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Hello, I'm in Delaware - City & Colour
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Johnny B. Good ranked 7th in the list of the best songs of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. It tells us about a boy from Louisiana, who plays guitar “just like ringing a bell.” Even those who are not Chuck Berry’s fans know the track performed by Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future.


American Pie - Don McLean

American Pie is definitely one of the best songs in the world and Don McLean’s calling card; it took the fifth position in the Songs of Century list, that proves its importance for the cultural heritage of America. American Pie is well-known by the lyrics, which confuses the fans. However, the author refused to comment on it.

Hey Jude - The Beatles