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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
    221
    203

    Hey Jude

    #89 according to Rolling Stone

  • 3
    253
    236

    Stairway to Heaven

    Led Zeppelin

    #61 according to Rolling Stone

  • 4
    201
    184
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    #40 according to Rolling Stone

  • 5
    190
    174
    Leonard Cohen

    #74 according to Rolling Stone

  • 6
    211
    199
    The Beatles

    #72 according to Rolling Stone

  • 7

    #5 according to Rolling Stone

  • 8
    191
    179
    Johnny Cash

    #76 according to Rolling Stone

  • 9
    183
    170

    Johnny B Goode

    Chuck Berry

    #33 according to Rolling Stone

  • 10
    233
    224
    John Lennon

    #19 according to Rolling Stone

  • 11
    166
    156
    Stevie Wonder

    #12 according to Rolling Stone

  • 12
    151
    141
    The Temptations, Smokey Robinson

    #43 according to Rolling Stone

  • 13
    203
    199

    Jolene

    Dolly Parton

    #63 according to Rolling Stone

  • 14
    216
    213

    #18 according to Rolling Stone

  • 15
    169
    163

    Dreams

    Fleetwood Mac

    #9 according to Rolling Stone

  • 16
    210
    209
    Aretha Franklin

    #1 according to Rolling Stone

  • 17
    170
    167
    Michael Jackson

    #44 according to Rolling Stone

  • 18
    163
    160
    Elton John

    #47 according to Rolling Stone

  • 19
    153
    150
    The Rolling Stones

    #13 according to Rolling Stone

  • 20
    159
    157
    Simon and Garfunkel

    #66 according to Rolling Stone

  • 21
    161
    161

    #31 according to Rolling Stone

  • 22
    159
    159

    #24 according to Rolling Stone

  • 23
    140
    140
    The Beach Boys

    #53 according to Rolling Stone

  • 24

    #38 according to Rolling Stone

  • 25
    159
    167

    Sweet Child o' Mine

    Guns N' Roses

    #88 according to Rolling Stone