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From BTS to Billie Eilish, Rolling Stone’s Updated List of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” have Many Classics

A list of 500 songs to remember 

Rolling Stone has released a reboot of the list of 500 best songs. They published the list back in 2004 when Billie Eilish was just 3 years old. Since lots have changed from the year 2004, therefore, they have released a new list of 500 songs.

List of 500 best songs by Rolling Stone 

The list made by Rolling Stone is very precious and thus every singer just wishes that their song gets place in it. Following are some of the songs from the list that managed to bag the place in Rolling Stone’s list of best 500 songs of all the time. 

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  • Aretha Franklin, ”Respect”
  • Public Enemy, ”Fight the Power”
  • Sam Cooke, ”A Change Is Gonna Come”
  • Bob Dylan, ”Like a Rolling Stone”
  • Nirvana, ”Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • Marvin Gaye, ”What’s Going On”
  • The Beatles, ”Strawberry Fields Forever”
  • Missy Elliott, ”Get Ur Freak On”
  • Fleetwood Mac, ”Dreams”
  • Outkast, ”Hey Ya!”
  • The Beach Boys, ”God Only Knows”
  • Stevie Wonder, ”Superstition”
  • The Rolling Stones, ”Gimme Shelter”
  • The Kinks, ‘Waterloo Sunset’
  • The Beatles, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’
  • Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, ”Crazy in Love”
  • Queen, ”Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Prince and the Revolution, ”Purple Rain”
  • John Lennon, ”Imagine”
  • Robyn, “Dancing on My Own”

How was the list prepared?

Rolling Stone made the list after receiving votes for 4000 songs. Rock and Soul was dominating in  previous list of the songs back in 2004. While the new version was dominated by hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Latin pop, R & B, and country. Almost 254 songs in the new list were never there on the previous list. To create the new version of the list, Rolling Stone led the poll between artists that include Angelique Kidjo, Zedd, Sam Smith, Megan Thee Stallion, M. Ward, Bill Ward, and many more. 

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