Rolling Stone Unveils The Greatest Songs Of All Time: Beyonce, Missy Elliott, & Taylor Swift Make The Cut

Published: Thursday 16th Sep 2021 by Ryan

Rolling Stone has unveiled yet another list.

After sharing the best music videos of all time and the best albums of all time, Rolling Stone has unleashed its list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

Full story below…

At the very top of their newly updated list is Aretha Franklin‘s classic ‘Respect,’ which is followed by Public Enemy‘s ‘Fight The Power.’ The publication called the tune a “manifesto for racial revolution and Black pride.

Elsewhere, Missy Elliott nabbed several mentions with ‘Get Ur Freak On’ at #8 and ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)’ at #453. ‘Work It’ also made the list.

Beyoncé‘s ‘Crazy In Love’ landed in the top 20 at #16 and ‘Formation’ took the #73 spot.

Taylor Swift nabbed two entires with ‘All Too Well’ at #69 and ‘Blank Space’ took the #357 slot.

Other artists to be featured include: Prince, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Sam Cooke, and more.

The top 20 can be found below…

1. Aretha Franklin – ‘Respect’
2. Public Enemy – ‘Fight the Power’
3. Sam Cooke – ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
4. Bob Dylan – ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
5. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
6. Marvin Gaye – ‘What’s Going On’
7. The Beatles – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
8. Missy Elliott – ‘Get Ur Freak On’
9. Fleetwood Mac – ‘Dreams’
10. Outkast – ‘Hey Ya!’
11. The Beach Boys – ‘God Only Knows’
12. Stevie Wonder – ‘Superstition’
13. The Rolling Stones – ‘Gimme Shelter’
14. The Kinks – ‘Waterloo Sunset’
15. The Beatles – ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’
16. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z – ‘Crazy in Love’
17. Queen – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
18. Prince and the Revolution – ‘Purple Rain’
19. John Lennon – ‘Imagine’
20. Robyn – ‘Dancing on My Own’

The full list can be found here.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Mr RCW September 16, 2021

    All hail the Queen

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 September 16, 2021

      Yaaaaaaas! Thank you! Y’all really SHOULD be hailing me! You betta tell it! 💯🤳🏽💋

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 September 16, 2021

        Stop imitating me you troll. You’re just a dirty, nasty wannabe

  2. Patsy September 16, 2021

    Yea and flop cabela the Cuban maid just got her beer belly ass deported why no post on that tgj!?

  3. Clarkson September 16, 2021

    No Nicki?

  4. Clarkson September 16, 2021

    No Nicki????

  5. Unnatural September 16, 2021

    They once gave kim kardashian a cover. Can not take them seriously after that.

  6. Lmfao_Hoe September 16, 2021

    No Michael Jackson ?????!!!!!! Not even Janets rhythm nation nor Whitney I will Always Love You and Mariah’s iconic Hero

    • Rashad September 16, 2021

      Michael had Billie Jean and Beat It, Madonna Like a Prayer and Into the Groove, Janet Rhythm Nation, Whitney IWALY and I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Mariah Fantasy, Bey Crazy in Love, Formation and Single Ladies. Gaga Bad Romance. Prince had a lot of entries

    • Wwwd September 16, 2021

      Y’all keep rhythm Nation Janet she nasty

  7. Danny Bey September 16, 2021

    The way this magazine has a vendetta against the Jacksons is weird af. There’s absolutely no reason why Billie Jean, Rhythm Nation, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, or That’s The Way Love Goes should all not be in the top 10

    And I Will always Love You at #98??????? Suck d*ck.

  8. DojaCat Say So September 16, 2021

    Robyn “Dancing on My Own” is a classic hit. Miles better than dancing with a stranger (Normani)

  9. Rashad September 16, 2021

    The fact that Lizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen, MIA and a few other lackluster songs (esp Kanye) had entries but Janet only had “Rhythm Nation” and Mariah “Fantasy” and Gaga “Bad Romance”. Where are Britney’s “Baby One More Time”, Madonna’s “Vogue” and “Ray of Light”, Michael’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Thriller”? Too many meh hip hop entries. Love Bey but “Formation” ain’t it either.

    • Rashad September 16, 2021

      I was wrong. Vogue and Toxic made the list

  10. Slick September 16, 2021

    Beyoncé does not need to be in that list. Why do they always force this lie on us?

  11. Slick September 16, 2021

    Greatest song ever sung by WHITNEY HOUSTON – I will always love you. The song is literally a perfect masterpiece. And sung by a person who in her prime had no rival. (I’m a Mariah fan but she came after and we all know it.)
    Now Queen deserves a couple songs up there. Frank Sinatra, and the one and only MICHAEL FUCKEN JACKSON.

    • #Chlöe 💋DESTROYED💩mani September 16, 2021

      And iiiiiiiii will always love CRACK ~

      • Slick September 16, 2021

        You do realize that doesn’t change the beast she once was right? Her vocal talent was and still is unmatched.

      • Wwwd September 16, 2021

        Whitney died from drowning asshole she wasn’t on crack

    • What would Whitney do September 16, 2021

      Her Star spangled banner was one of her best vocals

  12. Trutime September 16, 2021

    Flopmilas dirty apè ass ain’t on this list and never will be she’s a spíc hunny those APES don’t belong here

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