Sunday, January 31, 2016

Top 100 Songs of All Time: Part 2

Tom Waits continues to show up.

Here are my current top 50 favorite songs of all time. If you missed the bottom half of my top 100, check it out here.

50. "(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" - Bill Haley and His Comets

49. "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)" - The Clash

48. "Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash

47. “Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson

46. “Don’t Stop Believin’” - Journey

45. "Jockey Full of Bourbon" - Tom Waits

44. "Take Five" - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

43. "Stardust" - Hoagy Carmichael

42. “Footloose” - Kenny Loggins

41. “Empire State of Mind” - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

40. "Where the Streets Have No Name" - U2

39. “Martha” - Tom Waits

38. "Venus In Furs" - The Velvet Underground

37. “I Put a Spell on You” - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

36. "Jesus Walks" - Kanye West

35. "The Times Are A-Changin'" - Bob Dylan

34. “Shake Your Rump” - Beastie Boys

33. “Rainy Fields of Frost and Magic” - Bo Harwood

32. “Good Vibrations” - The Beach Boys

31. “Imagine” - John Lennon

30. “In the Air Tonight” - Phil Collins

29. ”Lose Yourself" - Eminem

28. “Modern Love” - David Bowie

27. “Nothing Compares 2 U” - Sinead O’Connor

26. "Falling Slowly" - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

25. “How to Disappear Completely” - Radiohead

24. "Downtown Train" - Tom Waits

23. "Dancing On My Own" - Robyn

22. “Back to Black“ - Amy Winehouse

21. “A Day in the Life” - The Beatles

20. ”A Real Hero" - College ft. Electric Youth

19. "Gotta Get Up" - Harry Nilsson

18. "Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen

17. "The Sound of Silence" - Simon & Garfunkel

16. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division

15. "Dry Your Eyes" - The Streets

14. "Tom Traubert's Blues [Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen]” - Tom Waits

13. “Hey You” - Pink Floyd

12. "If I Should Fall from Grace with God" - The Pogues

11. "Fallin'" - Alicia Keys

10. "Paper Planes" - M.I.A.

9. "Rockferry" - Duffy

8. "So What" - Miles Davis

7. "Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan

6. "Hey Jude" - The Beatles

5. "I Fought the Law" - The Clash

4. "Smokestack Lightnin'" - Howlin' Wolf

3. "Heyday" - Mic Christopher

2. “Take Me Home (live)” - Tom Waits

1. "Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl


  1. More Phil Collins!!!!

    Like, he is truly one of the best...but we've had this conversation before.

    There is even more here I need to listen to, including your, I should get on that. Love seeing Back to Black and Falling Slowly and Lose Yourself...such great iconic tracks. Love the diversity of the list.

    1. Haha, always!

      Thanks man. I listen to a little bit of everything, so I'm glad the list reflected that. :)

  2. Love to see you sharing your all-time favorites! Remember The Pogues, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and College are a big deal for you, so figured those would be on the list :)
    I knew "Take Five" but didn't know the artist, so thanks for that. The Harwood song from Chinese Bookie is a great find too. I need to check out more from The Streets, Dry Your Eyes is powerful

    1. Thanks, Chris! I want to do an albums list, but I need to check out some more first. ;) When I do one, The Streets will do VERY well. I'd recommend his first and second albums. Dry Your Eyes is from his second one, which is a concept album.