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Music Fans Rerank Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs Of All Time

List RulesVote up the songs that you consider the actual greatest and vote down the songs that you think are being overrated.

What are the greatest songs ever? No less a source than Rolling Stone aims to answer that seemingly unanswerable question with its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time mega-list. The list immediately inspired even more debate than the magazine's last attempt to nail down musical achievement back in 2004. After a 17-year slumber, the hundreds-long roundup has awoken again. And so have heating discussions about the songs that made the cut, especially the greatest of the greatest. Everyone from serious music connoisseurs to casual listeners have plenty of thoughts on the magazine's selections.

So this list aims to give the power to the listeners, determining the best of the best based on the votes of folks just like you. While the Rolling Stone list was based on input from a cadre of music artists, songwriters, industry professionals, journalists, and other tastemakers, this list allows you to decide the cream of the crop, collecting the top 100 of those 500 songs and asking you to decide the right order with your votes.

  • 1

    #17 according to Rolling Stone

  • 2
    194
    174
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    #40 according to Rolling Stone

  • 3
    240
    224

    Stairway to Heaven

    Led Zeppelin

    #61 according to Rolling Stone

  • 4
    210
    194

    Hey Jude

    #89 according to Rolling Stone

  • 5
    176
    159

    Johnny B Goode

    Chuck Berry

    #33 according to Rolling Stone

  • 6
    181
    166
    Johnny Cash

    #76 according to Rolling Stone

  • 7
    224
    213
    John Lennon

    #19 according to Rolling Stone

  • 8

    #5 according to Rolling Stone

  • 9
    176
    166
    Leonard Cohen

    #74 according to Rolling Stone

  • 10
    157
    147
    Stevie Wonder

    #12 according to Rolling Stone

  • 11
    150
    140
    The Rolling Stones

    #13 according to Rolling Stone

  • 12
    197
    191
    The Beatles

    #72 according to Rolling Stone

  • 13
    207
    204

    #18 according to Rolling Stone

  • 14
    194
    191

    Jolene

    Dolly Parton

    #63 according to Rolling Stone

  • 15
    161
    156

    Dreams

    Fleetwood Mac

    #9 according to Rolling Stone

  • 16
    143
    136
    The Temptations, Smokey Robinson

    #43 according to Rolling Stone

  • 17
    201
    203
    Aretha Franklin

    #1 according to Rolling Stone

  • 18
    136
    130
    The Beach Boys

    #53 according to Rolling Stone

  • 19
    157
    154

    #31 according to Rolling Stone

  • 20
    153
    150

    #24 according to Rolling Stone

  • 21
    153
    150
    Simon and Garfunkel

    #66 according to Rolling Stone

  • 22
    159
    161
    Michael Jackson

    #44 according to Rolling Stone

  • 23
    153
    156
    Elton John

    #47 according to Rolling Stone

  • 24
    150
    154

    Sweet Child o' Mine

    Guns N' Roses

    #88 according to Rolling Stone

  • 25
    144
    149

    #4 according to Rolling Stone