Everyone always wants to know what are the best songs of all time, so it's only fair to get as many people to weigh in as possible. To that end, music lovers have voted for their favorite songs of all time, from the earliest recordings to the latest radio hits. For this list, we’re not looking for the best-selling singles or even the most streamed songs.
What people really want to know is simply what are the most popular and best songs of all time. So even if you think Rick Astley’s seminal hit Never Gonna Give You Up is the best song ever, it’s allowed. But we do have to question your sanity.
Both ensemble performances by bands and solo performances are allowed, along with covers and remixes. And really, that’s for the best because the original singer may not have been the best. But to find out which version is truly better, let’s see which one is higher on the rankings.
If you’re more interested in a particular subgenre, then you’ll want to check out these lists of the best rap, drum and bass, cartoon theme songs, Christmas songs, and rock instrumentals of all time. For a more all-inclusive list however, regardless of genre, then look no further than this page. This ranking cares not about genre.
So go ahead and vote for what you think are the best songs of all time. If you don’t see your favorite song listed, simply add it for others to vote on. If you’re not sure if a particular song is on the list, use the search box to find out. So without further delay, vote for the best songs of all time below!
1 2,516 1,048 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
2 3,588 1,417 The Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkel
3 2,234 849 Paint It Black Rolling Stones
4 2,998 1,268 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
5 2,113 870 You Really Got Me The Kinks
6 1,288 498 Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds
7 1,813 675 Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
8 3,732 1,482 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
9 1,955 735 Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
10 1,693 679 Blowin' in the Wind Bob Dylan
11 2,746 1,156 Good Vibrations The Beach Boys
12 1,436 516 The Times They Are A-Changin' Bob Dylan
13 4,773 2,074 Imagine John Lennon
14 1,704 629 Nowhere Man The Beatles
15 2,123 807 Hound Dog Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
16 2,213 845 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
17 2,055 845 Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and The Comets
18 1,902 714 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
19 1,928 788 Jumpin' Jack Flash The Rolling Stones
20 1,807 673 Louie Louie The Kingsmen
21 1,263 487 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
22 2,030 767 Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
23 1,422 559 Voodoo Chile The Jimi Hendrix Experience
24 1,899 775 That'll Be The Day The Crickets
25 1,187 412 Kassie Lanzarotta added Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry
26 3,691 1,466 A Day in the Life The Beatles
27 1,678 618 Mark Lanzarotta added Black Dog
28 2,417 930 Mark Lanzarotta added All Along the Watchtower
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience