Saturday, January 30, 2016

Top 100 Songs of All Time: Part 1

The Clash get a few mentions.

At some point I plan on doing an albums list, but here are my all-time favorite songs at the moment. Look out for Part 2 tomorrow.

100. "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" - The Dropkick Murphys

99. “Ooh La La” - Goldfrapp

98. “Heart of Glass” - Blondie

97. "Loser" - Beck

96. "In Too Deep" - Genesis

95. "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes

94. “Crazy in Love” - BeyoncĂ© ft. Jay-Z

93. "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" - M83

92. “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” - James Brown

91. “God Save the Queen” - Sex Pistols

90. “Mandinka” - Sinead O’Connor

89. "Revelate (live)“ - The Frames

88. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

87. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” - Nirvana

86. "The Tracks of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

85. “Heartattack and Vine” - Tom Waits

84. "Come Together" - The Beatles

83. "Ironic" - Alanis Morissette

82. “Another Day in Paradise” - Phil Collins

81. "Hometown Glory" - Adele

80. “Wake Up” - Arcade Fire

79. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” - The Rolling Stones

78. "Teenage Color" - College

77. “Mercy” - Duffy

76. "Wonderwall" - Oasis

75. "Hurt" - Johnny Cash

74. “Valerie [’68 Version]” - Amy Winehouse

73. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding

72. “Then He Kissed Me” - The Crystals

71. “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” - The Clash

70. “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” - Nancy Sinatra

69. “Hit the Road Jack” - Ray Charles

68. “Singapore” - Tom Waits

67. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” - Marvin Gaye ft. Tammi Terrell

66. "The End" - The Doors

65. "Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen

64. “I Will Always Love You” - Whitney Houston

63. "We Will Rock You" - Queen

62. "Fight the Power" - Public Enemy

61. "Turn the Page" - The Streets

60. “Disorder” - Joy Division

59. “Bad (live)” - U2

58. “London Calling” - The Clash

57. "A Hard Day's Night" - The Beatles

56. “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” - The Hollies

55. “A Rainy Night in Soho" - The Pogues

54. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen

53. “Swordfishtrombone” - Tom Waits

52. “Fight For Your Right” - Beastie Boys

51. “God Only Knows” - The Beach Boys


  1. Oh, not bad. I can get behind all of this.

    1. Thanks. Glad to hear you're a fan of these songs, too.

  2. 1st...I have so much I actually need to listen to.

    2nd...I have so much I LOVE ABOUT THIS!!!

    Phil Collins!!! Nirvana...IRONIC...James Brown...effing WAKE UP (love that song)...but the one that made me go "hell yes" the loudest was Johnny Cash's remake of Hurt!!! That is one of the best covers of all time.

    1. YAY!!! I didn't know you loved Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt. LOVE it!

  3. My first ever listen to Mandinka by Sinead O’Connor, excellent 80s song. I also didn't know Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress by The Hollies which I'm happy you shared.

    1. I almost embedded O'Connor's live performance of the song at the Grammys instead. It's arguably better than the studio version. :) The Hollies' song has been in a few movies, which is where I first heard it.