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25 New Songs for the Rolling Stone 500

4 Comments 08 June 2011


Rolling Stone has made some changes to its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, adding 25 new tunes.

  • “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley (#100)
    “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z (#118)
    “Moment of Surrender” by U2 (#160)
    “99 Problems” by Jay-Z (#172)
    “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse (#194)
    “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. (#236)
    “Mississippi” by Bob Dylan (#260)
    “Jesus Walks” by Kanye West (#273)
    “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes (#286)
    “One More Time” by Daft Punk (#307)
    “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand (#327)
    “Beautiful Day” by U2 (#345)
    “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (#386)
    “Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z (#412)
    “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G. (#424)
    “American Idiot” by Green Day (#432)
    “In da Club” by 50 Cent (#448)
    “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott (#466)
    “Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z featuring UGK (#467)
    “Last Nite” by The Strokes (#478)
    “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson (#482)
    “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake (#484)
    “Clocks” by Coldplay (#490)
    “Time to Pretend” by MGMT (#493)
    “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly (#494)
    “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen (#497)
  • Of course, to make room for 25 new tunes, they had to get rid of 25 songs from the previous list including some of our favorites.

  • “Da Doo Ron Ron” by The Crystals (#114)
    “Lose Yourself” by Eminem (#166)
    “Sh-Boom” by The Chords (#215)
    “Band of Gold” by Freda Payne (#391)
    “Kicks” by Paul Revere & the Raiders (#400)
    “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly (#406)
    “Crossroads” by Cream (#409)
    “Lola” by The Kinks (#422)
    “Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly” by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (#428)
    “Keep A-Knockin’” by Little Richard (#442)
    “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” by Glen Campbell (#450)
    “Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price (#456)
    “One Fine Day” by The Chiffons (#460)
    “Search and Destroy” by The Stooges (#468)
    “It’s Too Late” by Carole King (#469)
    “Free Man in Paris” by Joni Mitchell (#470)
    “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson (#471)
    “One Nation Under a Groove” by Funkadelic (#474)
    “Graceland” by Paul Simon (#485)
    “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac (#488)
    “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield (#491)
    “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals (#493)
    “Desperado” by Eagles (#494)
    “Rainy Night in Georgia” by Brook Benton (#498)
    “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy (#499)
    “More Than a Feeling” by Boston (#500)
  • Your Comments

    4 Comments so far

    1. Cy Wood says:

      It’s a sad, sad day when Cream’s “Crossroads” is booted by the likes of Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”

    2. Dave says:

      The blasphemy of it all! Glen Campbell is a genius! (LOL)

    3. Nate says:

      Why weren’t the last 25 songs booted from the prior list? Da Doo Ron Ron goes from being the 114th best song ever to not even in the top 500?
      The first bit of Rolling Stone’s soul to be sold was when Brittney Spears graced the cover in her underwear, now that we have Kelly Clarkson on this list it’s safe to say that none remains.

    4. Alan says:

      unreal. Cream’s “crossroads” is obviously unoriginal sounding, has no real instrument play, has talentless musicians that make their own music, and is performed by hall of famers. yup, that song sure stinks!



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