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500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

No alarms, no surprises, no Kelly Clarkson … but some of you might wanna examine anyway. We love lists almost as much as we love arguing about them.

10. Ray Charles “What’d I Say (Parts 1 & 2)” 1959
9. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” 1991
8. The Beatles “Hey Jude” 1968
7. Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” 1958
6. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” 1966
5. Aretha Franklin “Respect” 1967
4. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On?” 1971
3. John Lennon “Imagine” 1971
2. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 1965
1. Bob Dylan “Like A Rolling Stone” 1965

“Chosen by a five-star jury of singers, musicians, producers, industry figures, critics and, of course, songwriters.” Full list here.

UPDATE: I’m retarded — this list is from November. That’s what I get for getting my news from Oh No They Didn’t. But since 7/24 marks the 40th anniversary of “Like a Rolling Stone” hitting the charts, I’ll keep the post up.

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