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100 Greatest Songs of All Time

100 Greatest Songs of All Time

Thinking about the 100 greatest songs of all time seems like a tough job. We all have our favorite songs, sometimes the count could be in thousands. So let's try and fill some of those immortal words in this article.
Melodyful Staff
Songs, the best way to describe someone's feeling. Songs are primarily based on every emotion that we experience. If we are happy, then there are love songs we tune to, when we are extremely low, we listen to some breakup songs. There are also songs about important functions like weddings, and for physical activity like workouts, which we listen to.

Making a list of the top 100 songs is a herculean task. I have to make sure that I include songs that were popular and rocked the charts, and also songs that just blew us away but didn't win any accolades. So, without any further ado, here is my list of the 100 best songs of all time.

100 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time
Africa is the place where you can search for the history of rap music. Rap music has been one of the most overpowering and famous genres of music till date. There have been some amazing rap artists who have given us some amazing hip hop songs that are hard to forget. So here is my list of 100 best rap songs of all time.
  1. I Used To Love H.E.R.―Common Sense
  2. Planet Rock―Afrika Bambataa
  3. Dear Mama―2Pac Shakur
  4. Lyrics of Fury―Eric B & Rakim
  5. Rapper's Delight―The Sugarhill Gang
  6. Top Billin'―Audio Two
  7. The Message―Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5
  8. The World Is Yours―Nas
  9. Fight The Power―Public Enemy
  10. They Reminisce Over You―Pete Rock & CL Smooth
  11. Shook Ones II―Mobb Deep
  12. It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop―dead prez
  13. Ain't No Half Steppin'―Big Daddy Kane
  14. The Breaks―Kurtis Blow
  15. Mathematics―Mos Def
  16. Slow Down―Brand Nubian
  17. Passin' Me By―The Pharcyde
  18. Paper Thin―MC Lyte
  19. Paul Revere―Beastie Boys
  20. Get By―Talib Kweli
  21. Keep Ya Head Up―Tupac Shakur
  22. Dead Presidents II―Jay-Z
  23. Straight Outta Compton―N.W.A.
  24. I Need Love―LL Cool J
  25. Scenario―A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes
  26. Mind Playin' Tricks on Me―Geto Boys
  27. Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang―Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
  28. My Philosophy―Boogie Down Productions
  29. Juicy―The Notorious B.I.G.
  30. C.R.E.A.M.―Wu-Tang Clan
  31. Ms Jackson―OutKast
  32. Stan―Eminem
  33. Walk This Way―Run-DMC & Aerosmith
  34. Hip-Hop 101―Aasim
  35. Temperature―Zion I feat Talib Kweli
  36. Jesus Walks―Kanye West
  37. Children's Story―Slick Rick
  38. Ante Up (Remix)―M.O.P
  39. Push It―Salt-N-Pepa
  40. The Symphony―Marley Marl
  41. Bow Down―Westside Connection
  42. Ill Street Blues―Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
  43. Dwyck―GangStarr ft. Nice & Smooth
  44. La di da d―Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh
  45. Regulate―Warren G
  46. Slippin'―DMX
  47. Tha Crossroads―Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  48. Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)―Craig Mack
  49. Time's Up―O.C.
  50. I Seen A Man Die―Scarface
  51. Wrong Side of da Tracks―Artifacts
  52. Electric Relaxation―A Tribe Called Quest
  53. Who Got da Props―Black Moon
  54. I Got It Made―Special Ed
  55. Mosh―Eminem
  56. Ridin' Dirty―UGK
  57. One Mic―Nas
  58. Electric Relaxation―A Tribe Called Quest
  59. OPP―Naughty By Nature
  60. Tonite―DJ Quik
  61. Raw―Big Daddy Kane
  62. Reunion―Slum Village
  63. Can't Knock The Hustle―Jay-Z ft. Mary J Blige
  64. 93 'Til Infinity―Souls of Mischief
  65. Many Men(Wish Death)―50 Cent
  66. Everything Is Everything―Lauryn Hill
  67. 93 'Til Infinity―Souls of Mischief
  68. Umi Says―Mos Def
  69. Why―Jadakiss
  70. The 6th Sense―Common
  71. Gin and Juice―Snoop Dogg
  72. Parents Just Don't Understand―DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
  73. It Was A Good Day―Ice Cube
  74. Ego Trippin'―Ultramagnetic MC's
  75. Remind My Soul―Akrobatik
  76. How About Some Hardcore―M.O.P.
  77. All That I Got Is You―Ghostface ft. Mary J Blige
  78. Fu-gee-La―The Fugees
  79. I Got 5 On It―The Luniz
  80. What U See Is What U Get―Xzibit
  81. Fame―GZA
  82. All I Need―Method Man ft. Mary J Blige
  83. Ebonics―Big L
  84. New York State of Mind―Nas
  85. Breathe―Fabolous
  86. Mama Said Knock You Out―LL Cool J
  87. Nobody Beats The Biz―Biz Markie
  88. Kick, Push―Lupe Fiasco
  89. Dreams―The Game
  90. Still Not A Player―Big Pun
  91. How I Could Just Kill A Man―Cypress Hill
  92. Protect Ya Neck―Wu-Tang Clan
  93. Who Shot Ya―The Notorious B.I.G.
  94. Gangsta's Paradise―Coolio
  95. Player's Anthem―Junior M.A.F.I.A.
  96. Freaky Tales―Too $hort
  97. They Want EFX―Das EFX
  98. Brooklyn Zoo―ODB
  99. The Light―Common
  100. Bucktown―Smif-N-Wessun
100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time
Rock music has become the favorite music of people from all ages. Yet there are some who would prefer simple country music which give joy and hope to the heart. Looking at some of the country songs brings back great memories of simple delights and innocent first love. So let's take a look at some good country songs.
  1. Stand By Your Man―Tammy Wynette
  2. Ring of Fire―Johnny Cash
  3. He Stopped Loving Her Today―George Jones
  4. I Fall To Pieces―Patsy Cline
  5. Crazy―Patsy Cline/Willie Nelson
  6. Your Cheatin' Heart―Hank Williams
  7. Friends In Low Places―Garth Brooks
  8. Behind Closed Doors―Charlie Rich
  9. Galveston―Glen Campbell
  10. Mommas Don't Let Your Babies―Waylon Jennings
  11. Blue Moon of Kentucky―Bill Monroe
  12. Behind Closed Doors―Charlie Rich
  13. Amarillo by Morning―George Strait
  14. The Dance―Garth Brooks
  15. Coal Miner's Daughter―Loretta Lynn
  16. Forever and Ever, Amen―Randy Travis
  17. Will Always Love You―Dolly Parton
  18. Hello Darling―Conway Twitty
  19. Wide Open Spaces―Dixie Chicks
  20. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow―Dan Tymenski
  21. Okee From Muskogee―Merle Haggard
  22. (Take Me Home) Country Roads―John Denver
  23. Hey Good Lookin'―Hank Williams
  24. Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain―Willie Nelson
  25. The Chair―George Strait
  26. Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)―Alan Jackson
  27. Folsom Prison Blues―Johnny Cash
  28. The Gambler―Kenny Rogers
  29. Fancy―Reba McEntire
  30. I Walk The Line―Johnny Cash
  31. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry―Hank Williams
  32. I Hope You Dance―Lee Ann Womack
  33. You Were Always On My Mind―Willie Nelson
  34. Rhinestone Cowboy―Glen Campbell
  35. King of The Road―Roger Miller
  36. D-I-V-O-R-C-E―Tammy Wynette
  37. Harper Valley PTA―Jeanne C. Riley
  38. Will The Circle Be Unbroken―Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  39. Sweet Dreams―Patsy Cline
  40. Make The World Go Away―Eddy Arnold
  41. Hello Walls―Faron Young
  42. Achy Breaky Heart―Billy Ray Cyrus
  43. Guitars, Cadillacs―Dwight Yoakam
  44. Desperado―The Eagles
  45. When I Call Your Name―Vince Gill
  46. Don't Come Home A Drinkin'―Loretta Lynn
  47. Delta Dawn―Tanya Tucker
  48. Independence Day―Martina McBride
  49. Boot Scootin' Boogie―Brooks & Dunn
  50. I Can't Stop Loving You―Ray Charles
  51. Momma, He's Crazy―The Judds
  52. Walkin' The Floor Over You―Ernest Tubb
  53. Act Naturally―Buck Owens
  54. Coat of Many Colors―Dolly Parton
  55. On The Other Hand―Randy Travis
  56. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels―Kitty Wells
  57. Family Tradition―Hank Williams
  58. f You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time―Lefty Frizzel
  59. Kiss An Angel Good Morning―Charley Pride
  60. Love Sick Blues―Hank Williams
  61. Go Rest High On That Mountain―Vince Gill
  62. Don't Rock The Juke Box―Alan Jackson
  63. God Bless The USA―LeeGreenwood
  64. When You Say Nothing At All―Allison Kraus
  65. Tennessee Waltz―Patti Page
  66. Chiseled In Stone―Vern Gosdin
  67. There Stands the Glass―Webb Pierce
  68. Green, Green Grass of Home―Porter Wagoner
  69. Devil Went Down To Georgia―Charlie Daniels
  70. It's Your Love―Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  71. A Boy Named Sue―Johnny Cash
  72. Coward Of The County―Kenny Rogers
  73. Strawberry Wine―Deanna Carter
  74. Don't Toss Us Away―Patty Loveless
  75. Flowers On The Wall―Statler Brothers
  76. You Are My Sunshine―Gov. Jimmie Davis
  77. My Home's In Alabama―Alabama
  78. Good Hearted Woman―Waylon Jennings
  79. You're Still The One―Shania Twain
  80. Should have Been A Cowboy―Toby Keith
  81. She's In Love With The Boy―Trisha Yearwood
  82. Is There Life Out There?―Reba McEntire
  83. Smokey Mountain Rain―Ronnie Milsap
  84. Before The Next Tear Drop Falls―Freddy Fender
  85. Passionate Kisses―Mary Chapin Carpenter
  86. Please Remember Me―Tim McGraw
  87. Blue―Lee Ann Rimes
  88. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You―Gene Autry
  89. Rose Garden―Lynn Anderson
  90. Seven Year Ache―Rosanne Cash
  91. I'd Be Better Off (In A Pine Box)―Doug Stone
  92. Here's A Quarter―Travis Tritt
  93. He'll Have To Go―Jim Reeves
  94. Take This Job And Shove It―Johnny Paycheck
  95. Amazed―Lonestar
  96. Sunday Morning Coming Down―Kris Kristofferson
  97. Something In Red―Lorrie Morgan
  98. Back In The Saddle Again―Gene Autry
  99. Faded Love―Bob Wills
  100. Killing Time―Clint Black
100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time
Rock music, as you know, is one of the most popular genres of music; rock music hit the mainstream market in 1950. Since then it has generated millions of fans worldwide. Some even say it's pure noise, but for many rock music is a lifestyle. So let's have a look at the 100 best rock songs of all time.
  1. All Along the Watchtower―Jimi Hendrix
  2. Black Dog―Led Zeppelin
  3. The River―Bruce Springsteen
  4. Wishing Well―Free
  5. Brothers in Arms―Dire Straits
  6. Lady Eleanor―Lindisfarne
  7. Bat Out Of Hell―Meat Loaf
  8. Like a Hurricane―Neil Young
  9. Immigrant Song―Led Zeppelin
  10. Don't Touch Me There―The Tubes
  11. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan―Marianne Faithfull
  12. A Soldier of Fortune―Deep Purple
  13. It Makes No Difference―The Band
  14. The Day Before You Came―Abba
  15. Society's Child―Janis Ian
  16. Papa Was a Rolling Stone―The Temptations
  17. Street Life―The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford
  18. Suzanne―Pop Tops
  19. The Man Who Sold the World―David Bowie
  20. My Back Pages―The Byrds
  21. I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten―Dusty Springfield
  22. I've Got My Eye on You (live version)―Bette Midler
  23. Child in Time―Deep Purple
  24. Mail Order Annie―Harry Chapin
  25. My Back Pages―The Byrds
  26. Time―Pink Floyd
  27. Across 110th Street―Bobby Womack
  28. Shooting Star―Bad Company
  29. St. James Infirmary―Bobby 'Blue' Bland
  30. Racing in the Street―Bruce Springsteen
  31. As Strong As Samson―Procol Harum
  32. Stranger in the City―John Miles
  33. London Calling―The Clash
  34. A Design for Life―Manic Street Preachers
  35. Road to Cairo―Brian Auger Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll
  36. The Weight―The Band
  37. Father of Night, Father of Day―Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  38. Wonderful Life―Black
  39. Grasshopper―Man
  40. Five Years―David Bowie
  41. Remember Yesterday―John Miles
  42. Mom & Dad―Frank Zappa
  43. Cinnamon Girl―Neil Young
  44. Bang Bang―Sylvie Vartan
  45. Space Oddity―David Bowie
  46. Going Back―Dusty Springfield
  47. Point Blank―Bruce Springsteen
  48. Moonage Daydream―David Bowie
  49. Killer Queen―Queen
  50. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds―The Beatles
  51. The Way I Choose―Bad Company
  52. The Road to Hell―Chris Rea
  53. Smokin' in the Boys Room―Brownsville Station
  54. I'm Crying―The Animals
  55. When a Blind Man Cries―Deep Purple
  56. Ain't No Sunshine―Bill Withers
  57. Duncan―Paul Simon
  58. Autumn Leaves (live version)―Eva Cassidy
  59. The House of the Rising Sun―Geordie
  60. Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)―The Stylistics
  61. Chance―Big Country
  62. The Last Thing on My Mind―The Move
  63. Bangla Desh―George Harrison
  64. Knockin' on Heaven's Door―Bob Dylan
  65. July Morning―Uriah Heep
  66. Atlantic City―Bruce Springsteen
  67. Lover Lover Lover―Leonard Cohen
  68. Nutbush City Limits―Ike & Tina Turner
  69. Little Boy―Geordie
  70. Working Class Hero―John Lennon
  71. Epitaph―King Crimson
  72. Everyday―Slade
  73. Heart of Stone―The Rolling Stones
  74. The Blue Cafe―Chris Rea
  75. Silver Machine―Hawkwind
  76. In Zaire―Johnny Wakelin
  77. The Story in Your Eyes―The Moody Blues
  78. Too Much of Nothing―Peter, Paul & Mary
  79. Look Away―Big Country
  80. Crocodile Shoes―Jimmy Nail
  81. Are You Ready―Pacific Gas & Electric
  82. Never Marry a Railroad Man―Shocking Blue
  83. Hippy Hippy Shake―The Swinging Blue Jeans
  84. Iron Horse―Christie
  85. I Love You Much Too Much―Alma Cogan
  86. Angie―The Rolling Stones
  87. In a Broken Dream―Python Lee Jackson
  88. Starvings in the Tropics―String Driven Thing
  89. My Girl―Madness
  90. Too Hot in the Kitchen―Darts
  91. La Belle Histoire D'Amour―Edith Piaf
  92. Lady Bird―Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
  93. She Does It Right―Dr. Feelgood
  94. I Want to Hold Your Hand―The Beatles
  95. Oh Bondage! Up Yours!―X-Ray Spex
  96. Black Night―Deep Purple
  97. Pleasure and Pain―The Divinyls
  98. 'B' Movie―Gil Scott-Heron
  99. The Guitar Man―Bread
  100. For the Peace of All Mankind―Albert Hammond
So these are some of my favorite songs of all time in various genres of music. Well, there are many more good songs which were not included, but if you feel I have missed out on some of your favorite songs, do comment.