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Best Songs Ever

Posted on | August 1, 2003 |

Ok, maybe not best ever. (Hmm, maybe they’re just my favorite songs…) I’m sure horrible mayhem will ensue after people read these. That is, of course, if anyone actually reads this–and I highly doubt it. I don’t claim to be a music connoisseur or to alphabetize my CDs. I’m just a girl who has eclectic tastes, but tends toward grunge. Here goes:

  1. Creep by Radiohead

  2. Roderigo by Seven Mary Three
  3. All Apologies by Nirvana (Who am I kidding? About any song by Nirvana could be included here)
  4. Black by Pearl Jam
  5. Ave Maria as sung by Chris Cornell


50 Responses to “Best Songs Ever”

  1. Sonny
    November 13th, 2003 @ 3:52 pm

    r u stupid gal
    how can u forget stairway to heaven by ledzepllin and bebe im gonna leave u then there are many songs by pink floyd and all how u can u say creep is the best ever
    God whts wrong with the universe

  2. holli
    November 21st, 2003 @ 2:08 pm

    i like radiohead i think they should be on ur list, but not creep, fake plastic trees is better, and cumbersome by seven mary three is better. but i like all apologies, good choices

  3. Tom
    January 5th, 2004 @ 8:01 pm

    You guys are all a bunch of boring, arrogent, uninteresting hardons. I’m sure that whatever you have to say isn’t important because you’re a pack of corpse-fisting shits. Why don’t you go do something more productive like sticking your hand up someone ass when they aren’t looking? At least then you might have the chance to turn at least one head at something you do you worthless dolts.

  4. Sarah
    January 17th, 2004 @ 8:15 pm

    You are one dickhead man, i mean you’re forgetting the greats, sticking to all that rock shit, I mean Nirvana’s OK, but really you gotta get out more dumbass

  5. chris
    January 23rd, 2004 @ 3:36 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA come on sonny is right how the heck can u forget stairway to heaven……… come on and of course AC/DC another great band come on.. nirvana is ok but all the rest of urs songs arent to appeling you ahve to strat hearing everything before u say somerthing k thankyou

  6. Freakazoid
    January 25th, 2004 @ 6:18 am

    How can you forget the Spice Girls? They rocked…what i meant to say was WHERES THE BOB DYLAN??! OR R.E.M.?? Well, hopefully this inspires your future choices…
    Lots of love

  7. Wouldn't You like to know
    February 12th, 2004 @ 2:19 pm

    Tom is a loser. Your such an idiot you spelled arrogant wrong. Get a life you asshole. While your at it, make the world a better place and end it you stupid retard. I sincerely wish you burn in hell with everyone you have ever held dear. Good riddance shitface.

  8. Lulu
    February 12th, 2004 @ 4:44 pm

    i think you all suck nut. Download good music and get your heads out of the water.. Stairway to heaven is fucking dead. broaden your limits kids.

  9. what the hell
    February 16th, 2004 @ 10:26 pm

    what is with you people, can’t anybody even make a list of the songs that to them are the best christ is that all you people have to do is pick on people you mindless fucks.

  10. KleRoi
    March 16th, 2004 @ 4:14 pm

    My god, someone makes a list of music and the only thing that happens is that everybody picks on each other…. well, I think that starway to heaven should be on the list, but it’s too difficult to make one, music depends on milions of things, and on personal likes….

    sorry for the english, from Italy


    P.S:I’m going to pick on someone too…Lulu, what the hell are you saying? You’re probably a Britney Spears fan….well, I’m really sorry for you, but you’ll grow one day (we hope).

  11. Marianne
    March 20th, 2004 @ 8:03 am

    This must be the 100th “top X songs ever!” -site.. Same shitty songs, same shitty people who pick on other’s taste in music..blah.. If you’re going to critisize, make sure you can at least come up with some better suggestions, you idiots! How ’bout broadening your taste in music?

  12. tim
    March 23rd, 2004 @ 6:27 pm

    NIrvana is a great band what r u talking about, best of all thime. Led Zeppelin is a great band but Stairway to Heaven is the most over rated song of the century, what about immagrent song and communication breakdown, much better.

  13. Freddie
    March 30th, 2004 @ 9:31 am

    I think you are all right. Stairway to heaven and Led Zeppelin is awesome. However, you have forgotten the best song for me and I suposse for lots of people. Is one of the most famous song ever and the most important song from one of the best bands ever. That song is Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. What a 4 men!!
    Really awesome.

  14. Alex
    April 7th, 2004 @ 3:31 am

    good man tim, queen r easily the best band ever, the all time best band, now somebody will say the beatles or somethin but u have to compare, freddie or john = freddie, better singer brian or george = pretty obvious john or paul, pauls good but deaky is the best bassist ever, except maybe les claypool and roger or ringo starr or the studio drummer the beatles needed to replace ringo when he coudnt drum
    best 5 ever..
    Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
    Imagine, John Lennon
    Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
    Anything else by Queen, Queen
    Anything by Manic Street Preachures Led Zep or AC/DC

  15. Alex
    April 7th, 2004 @ 3:32 am

    i meant by freddie not tim as good man i misread *embarrassed* but yeh tim ur cool

  16. Freddie
    April 11th, 2004 @ 6:12 am

    I didn’t know too much about Nirvana, I just knew they were a great band, and not much more. But I’ve been listening songs of them. The are almost the best (let me tell you Freddie is the best). The y have very good songs, but without discussion “Smells like teen spirit” is the best one. Kurt was a great man but we killed him (he couldn’t stand the crowds and to be a Rock Star neither)
    Nobody talks about Elvis Presley. He didn’t use to perform lots of songs, he only remixered, but he is one of the greats in the worldwide music ever. So Queen, Elvis, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen. That are the best or, shall we say, the most influence bands. I don’t know if you know Camaron. He is a folklore Spanish singer. He is considered the best man ever singing Flamenco (is a kind of music).
    Please, dont pick on me ahahah

  17. hayley
    April 13th, 2004 @ 9:58 pm

    okay let me tell you one thing about elvis presley..he’s a fake..what did he ever do that tried to help people…John Lennon and Bono should get a little more attention..specially when there music makes people aware of the world..elvis only showed us that he had hips..lennon showed us he had heart..maybe it’s just because elvis disrespected blues music or that he died on the toliet..but I can’t repect him, oh yeah and your list should have Imagine on it

  18. Rob.C
    April 14th, 2004 @ 11:18 pm

    hey give nicole a break, lol, its soo hard to just name 5 best songs, cuz there is soo many awesome songs out there, she only listed FIVE songs, of course shes gonna leave out some other great songs, geez, lol. besides, its HER best 5 songs, NOT yours, like, if i had my best five on here, green day would definately be on it.

  19. Sampson
    April 16th, 2004 @ 10:12 pm

    diddya….enjoy tha shrimp?

  20. charlie
    April 17th, 2004 @ 2:24 am

    i know these are her best songs but i dont really know how they could be anyones favourite songs. If it was me I’d have Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Green Day and nobody has even metioned the ramones yet. The Ramones have to be one of the best bands of all time

  21. Rz
    April 19th, 2004 @ 12:16 pm

    hey… you guys ever listened to Bruce Springsteen - Racin in the streets?
    Didn’t think so, the song ain’t on the list.

    Besides… how can one tell which songs are the best ever, if you havn’t actually heard each and every song ever made?

  22. McMacpekkeningsonman
    April 25th, 2004 @ 7:49 am

    best songs ever.
    Atomic dog: george clinton,
    Blame it on the rain: milli vannili,
    happy days theme,
    return of the mac
    and in the ghetto: elvis. :)

  23. podger
    April 26th, 2004 @ 11:49 am

    fuckin unbelievable!!!!!!

  24. steph
    April 27th, 2004 @ 10:01 am

    oh dear. wot the fuk r half of u thinkin? get out more and listen 2 sum good songs!

  25. todder
    April 30th, 2004 @ 1:43 am

    yes, i enjoy shrimp. do you people have better things to do than write gay stuff on gay sites like this?… oh.

    but anyway, who even cares! listen to what you wanna. even tho most of those songs ar fuken poor. sorry.

  26. hayley
    May 3rd, 2004 @ 12:14 am

    maynard james keenan

  27. English Tay
    May 3rd, 2004 @ 1:45 am

    Manic Street preachers - A design for life ???

  28. Freaky Friday
    May 3rd, 2004 @ 9:08 pm

    5 Best Songs Ever…

    -Rage Against The Machine - Killing in The Name of
    -Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    -Metallica - Enter Sandman
    -Pearl Jam - Daughter
    -Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine

  29. Penni
    May 8th, 2004 @ 2:06 pm

    haha, aint gona pretend i know what the best 5 songs are cos obvo thats impossible but i do reckon its more about the classics than wat some of u r on about, return of the mac?! haha! nah… jeff buckley - hallelujah? and definately radiohead has got 2 be in there sumwhere… wud poss be easier to do top 5/10 songs but not in order… oh and u cant 4get the cha cha slide… hehe :) x

  30. str8upchronic
    May 10th, 2004 @ 2:27 am

    ok i read some of the comments and to all the ppl saying mean shit, you can shut up, tastes in music are different to everyone, and she said they were her favorites, not necessarily everyones favorites, so lay off, thats it,
    str8 up

  31. Warren
    May 10th, 2004 @ 6:37 am

    this list is awful. hwen you talk about best songs ever, you cannot talk about any of the above. AT ALL!. wheres john lennon. wheres dylan. beatles??? mozart? beethoven? you have to learn. nirvana and the likes may be good but they are nothing new. it was all done generations before hand and better too.

  32. cpw
    May 10th, 2004 @ 11:06 am

    Top five according to me:
    1.Christian Woman by Type O Negative
    2.Headdown by Soundgarden
    3.Junkhead by Alice in Chains
    4.In the Light bt Led Zep
    5.Claire de Lune by DeBussy

    If you don’t like them, that’s your opinion. But it’s very rude and arrogant to curse someone out because their tastes are not yours.

    PS: The majority of you little bastards needs to learn how to spell!!!!

  33. v-rocker
    May 13th, 2004 @ 10:01 am

    no, no, here are the best songs ever:
    1. You are not alone - Michael Jackson
    2. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
    3. Beat it - Michael Jackson
    4. I want to break free - Queen
    5. I will always live you - Whitney Houston

  34. Andy
    May 14th, 2004 @ 9:07 pm


  35. Andy
    May 14th, 2004 @ 9:10 pm

    #1 Self Esteem by the Offspring, #2 Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana #3 Good Riddance(time of your life) by Green Day #4 Enter Sandman by Metallica #5 Pretty Fly For a white guy by offspring(this song doesn’t deserve to be on the list, but it’s a personal favourite)

  36. Sammy
    May 18th, 2004 @ 11:38 pm


    I just like to say i think all (most) of the abover metioned artists are all good, some i never heard of, -shame on me- but alas i have taken the time to dowload these tracks, And as metioned before people have Different tastes otherwise what the hell kinda place would this be if we all felt the same, so abuse is really not nessasry, All music is good music ^^ Hrm also i have bands i like, hard to name all or tracks but ile give you a quick spin off,

    1.The Jam,
    2.Some (limited here) Elvis,
    3.System of a down

  37. Matt
    May 19th, 2004 @ 2:36 am

    Here are some songs that i strongly recommend that you all listen to. I would put all of these right up in the best of all time lists.

    *Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan (Lyrically the best song ever)
    *Sitting on the Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
    *Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
    *Ain’t no mountain high enough - Temptations & Supremes
    *Build me up buttercup - The temptations (The catchiest song ever)
    *Another brick in the wall - Pink Floyd
    *Suspicious minds - Elvis Presley
    *Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
    *Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    *Hotel California - The eagles


  38. Sammy
    May 19th, 2004 @ 3:31 pm

    Nice list there matt ^^

  39. Matt
    May 20th, 2004 @ 11:54 am

    These songs are also excellent:

    *Roxanne - Sting and the police
    *Sloop John B - Beach Boys
    *Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band - The beatles (my current favorite song)
    *Peace Train - Cat Stevens
    *Robert Palmer - Bad Case of loving You
    *I just whisper your name - Harry Connick jr
    *Nightswimming - REM
    *Disarm - Smashing pumkins
    *I want to break free - Queen
    *You can leave your hat on - Joe Cocker
    *Money - Pink Floyd
    *Black - Pearl Jam

    Note: there would be plenty of metallica etc on my list but i’m just listing the songs most people probably wouldn’t think of.

  40. Allison
    May 21st, 2004 @ 9:12 am

    I strongly recommend you all go and listen to a song called “stairwzy to heaven” by a band called led zeppelin before you judge what the best song is. I know many people wont agree with me, and think i’m just trying to be controversial but i think you might like the song. It is pretty good.

  41. Andy the Argonaut
    May 26th, 2004 @ 12:59 pm

    You guys are all right on somthings and wrong on others. Firstly, anyone who doesnt like Nirvana should go [edited out -- N.S.] … Secondly I really am not sure why you fucks are arguing about a songlist that somebody posted on a meaningless website. Get fucking life. Hehe. Btw, some of you shrews have the mental capacity of a small rodent… Thanks for reading…
    - - - > Andy

  42. Joe blow
    May 27th, 2004 @ 12:17 am

    What is even stupider than us wasting time coming on here to debate good songs, is some knob like you wasting time coming on here to tell us that we’re wasting time. Surely you see the irony in that Andy.

  43. Sara
    May 29th, 2004 @ 7:54 pm

    Umm well i think most people mentioned pretty decent songs..i’d just like to say stairway is originally by hendrix..not led zeppelin

  44. Matt
    May 31st, 2004 @ 7:41 am

    I don’t know who told you that but it is incorrect. Stairway to heaven is an original song by led zeppelin. If the reason you think hendrix did a version is because there is a file on kazaa called jimi hendrix - stairway to heaven, then you should know that the file is incorrectly labelled. One version of the song that is supposedly by hendrix (according to kazaa) is actually a rehashing of led zeppelin and pink floyd (i’m pretty sure it was done electronically because to my knowledge pink floyd and led never recorded anything together).
    Another version in kazaa listed as being by hendrix is actually a cover by a reggae band recorded in 1988, granted, it does sound slightly hendrix-like but it is definitely not by hendrix.
    Anyway, Led Zeppelin collect all royalties from the song, that couldn’t possibly be the case if the song was hendrix’s, they would get their asses sued.
    An anti-ledzeppelin web-page i was looking at the other day that accused jimmy page of stealing all his riff’s from other artists accused him of stealing the riff for stairway from a song called “Taurus”, by spirit. If he’d stolen (or borrowed) hendrix’s song they definitely would’ve paid out on him for it.
    A lesson, don’t trust the labelling of files on kazaa, they are often incorrect. Classic examples of this are stairway, house of the rising sun and sweet home alabama, all of these are credited to just about everyone other than the correct artist.

  45. Davo
    June 1st, 2004 @ 3:19 am

    Everyone has the right to have their own fav songs, ppl shoulnd’t bag them out if they don’t like them…we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    Anywayz, my fav songs are:
    ABBA - Dancing Queen
    B-52s - Love Shack
    Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
    Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love
    Blondie - Heart of Glass
    Bjork - Its oh so quiet
    silverchair - tomorrow
    Carly Simon - you’re so vain
    Crowded House - don’t dream its over
    Cyndi Lauper - Time after time
    Del Amitri - roll to me
    Franki valli - can’t take my eyes off u
    Jackson 5 - blame it on the boogie
    michael jackson - billie jean
    gloria gaynor - i will survive
    joe cocker - you r so beautiful
    Katrina and the waves - walkin on sunshine

  46. mc
    June 2nd, 2004 @ 7:08 pm

    wow some people had really good bands and a wide variety is really good. But this is based on best songs ever! not just YOUR favorite songs… so we also need to think of people like michael jackson, Modanna, even eminem and the songs need to be inspirational not just good.

  47. Alaster
    June 3rd, 2004 @ 9:56 am

    Fair point. I would agree that a best songs list should contain michael jackson, but eminem and madonna would be cluthicg at straws. I am a big fan of eminem but i would never claim that any song he’s made would fall into the catergory of “the best songs of all time”. If you are looking for inspirational music i suggest bob dylan because his lyrics are just jam packed with meaning and relevance to todays world. Eminems lyrics are quick, witty and amusing but i wouldn’t say he’s best of all time material. I like his music but, put simply, I am not inspired by gangsters.

  48. Sammy
    June 8th, 2004 @ 12:04 pm

    I think some1 should Go through this list and Copy all songs here make a website where we can vote For 5 songs and see how this turn out, this way every1 gets there say and the results will be, well they will be True as every1 will have had there say in the matter..

    Just a thought ;]

  49. samson
    June 9th, 2004 @ 10:53 am

    its hard keeping a list of best songs to under 200, let alone 5. I was making a best song ever MP3 cd the other day and i narrowed it down to 190 tracks but that was a serious struggle. When i made a list of the tracks i wanted on there it was well over 300! The end result was not biased to a particular genre or band and i’m rather proud of it. Many of the songs above were on it, but to drag up a few new ones, yet to be mentioned:
    Ram Jam - Black Betty
    Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher
    Meatloaf - I would do anything for love
    John Mellencamp - Hurts so good
    Robert Palmer - Bad Case of Loving you (doctor doctor)
    Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
    Silverchair - Shade
    The Knack - My Sharona
    Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
    Chilli Peppers - Under the Bridge

    The above are not my best 5 ever but they are all damn good songs.
    The most brilliant song i’ve heard recently would be “the trial” by pink floyd, that is just such an awesome idea for a song, i can’t believe anyone came up with it.

  50. Sam
    July 21st, 2004 @ 11:43 pm

    Here are the best rock n roll songs of all time, plain for all to see:

    1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    2. Layla - Derek & the Dominos
    3. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
    4. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    5. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    6. Won’t Get Fooled Again - Who
    7. A Day In The Life - Beatles
    8. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
    9. Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones
    10. Imagine - John Lennon
    11. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
    12. Yesterday - Beatles
    13. Hotel California - Eagles
    14. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
    15. My Generation - The Who
    16. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
    17. Lola - Kinks
    18. November Rain - Guns n Roses
    19. Dream On - Aerosmith
    20. American Pie - Don McClean


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