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TIME Magazine ALL-TIME 100 Songs

100 songs, from 1923 to present.


Listen to all the songs on Pandora here: http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh602235676115568195#!/stations/play/608642826730713869

Janelle Monae - "Tightrope"

Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On"
Outkast - "Hey Ya!"
Jay Z - "99 Problems"
Arcade Fire - "Wake Up"
Kanye West (featuring Jamie Foxx) - "Gold Digger"
Lil Wayne - "Georgia... Bush"
LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
Beyonce - "Single Ladies"
Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

Sinead O'Connor- "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Pet Shop Boys - "Being Boring"
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Richard Thompason - "1952 Vincent Blank Lightning"
Wu-Tang Clan - "C.R.E.A.M."
A Tribue Called Quest - "Scenario"
The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
2Pac- "California Love [Remix]"
Pulp - "Common People"
Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"

Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"
New Order - "Blue Monday"
Prince - "Kiss"
Metallica - "Master of Puppets"
REM - "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
Lucinda Williams - "Pineola"
Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"
Madonna - "Borderline"

The Melodians - "Rivers of Babylon"
James Brown - "Sex Machine"
Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song"
Black Sabbath - "Iron Man"
Joni Mitchell - "A Case of You"
The Who - "Baba O'Riley"
Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
Dolly Parton - "Jolene"
Big Star - "September Gurls"
Bonnie Raitt - "Angel from Montgomery"
Fela Kuti - "Zombie"
Bruce Springsteen - "Thunder Road"
Queen - "Boehemian Rhapsody"
Donna Summer - "I Feel Love"
Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive"
David Bowie - "Heroes"
The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams"
Peter Tosh - "Equal Rights"
Parliament/Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"
Velvet Underground - "Rock & Roll"
Loretta Lynn - "Coal Miner's Daughter"

Bob Dylan - "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
Roy Orbison - "Crying"
The Ronettes - "Be My Baby"
The Beatles - "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
Astrud Gilberto - "The Girl from Ipanema"
The Supremes - "Where Did Our Love Go?"
The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
Aretha Franklin - "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)"
Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
Big Mama Thornton - "Ball 'n' Chain"
Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"
The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"
Crosby, Stills, and Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Otis Redding - "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)"

Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
Les Paul and Mary Ford - "How High the Moon"
Kitty Wells - "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"
Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"
Odetta - "Take This Hammer"
Little Richard - "Tutti Frutti"
Frank Sinatra - "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Buddy Holly - "That'll Be the Day"
Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
Ray Charles - "What'd I Say"

Woody Guthrie - "This Land Is Your Land"
Lena Horne - "Stormy Weather"
The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
Spike Jones - "Der Fuehrer's Face"
Bing Crosby - "White Christmas"
Betty Hutton - "It Had to Be You"
Mahalia Jackson - "Move On Up a Little Higher"
Hank Williams - "Cold, Cold Heart"
Ella Fitzgerald - "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Doris Day - "Sentimental Journey"

Ethel Merman - "I Got Rhythm"
Cab Calloway - "Minnie the Moocher"
Duke Ellington - "It Dont Mean A Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing)"
Louis Armstrong - "Star Dust"
Fred Astaire - "Check to Cheek"
Ray Heatherton - "Where or When"
Judy Garland - "Over the Rainbow"
Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"

Al Jolson - "My Mammy"
Bessie Smith - "St. Louis Blues"
Paul Robeson - "Ol' Man River"
The Carter Family - "Wildwood Flower"

Re: TIME Magazine ALL-TIME 100 Songs

Good find, VanillaFire. :)

Madonna's had stronger tracks, but "Borderline" is undeniable pop bliss.

Nice to see Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and Patsy Cline's "Crazy" cited.

Re: TIME Magazine ALL-TIME 100 Songs

Good find, VanillaFire. :)

Madonna's had stronger tracks, but "Borderline" is undeniable pop bliss.

Nice to see Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and Patsy Cline's "Crazy" cited.

I agree about "Borderline". It might only be my 7th favorite on her debut, but it is still fantastic! I also am happy that Prince got a spot, although "Kiss" would not be my pick.

I'm very happy to see "All My Friends" here along with tracks by Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliott, Funkadelic and New Order, all of whom I would have predicted Time leaving out.

Good list overall.


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Re: TIME Magazine ALL-TIME 100 Songs

This is actually a really good list! I think the only major changes I'd make are....

1. Swap out "Bad Romance" for "Paper Planes".
2. Swap out "Immigrant Song" for "Stairway to Heaven" or "Kashmir" or "Whole Lotta Love" or etc. Zeppelin have about 2 dozen songs better than "Immigrant Song".
3. "Der Fuehrer's Face" is funny and culturally significant, but I'd never ever ever ever ever put it on a list of the best songs ever.