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Le 500 canzoni più belle di ogni tempo secondo Rolling Stones

Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones e John Lennon. Ecco il podio secondo Rolling Stone, storica rivista americana di musica e cultura giovanile, delle 500 canzoni più belle della storia, pubblicate nel numero uscito a inizio di dicembre 2010. Si sa che questi lunghi elenchi scontentano un po’ tutti ma comunque stimolano il confronto e la curiosità degli amanti della musica.

Qualche statistica:

La canzone più vecchia è Rollin’ Stone di Muddy Waters del 1948. La sola altra canzone degli anni ’40 è I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry di Hank Williams del 1949. La più recente è Hey Ya! degli OutKast del 2003 (180°), una delle sole tre canzoni del nuovo secolo insieme ad altre due di Eminem: Stan del 2000 (290°) e Lose Yourself del 2002 (166°).

Con 23 canzoni, i Beatles sono i musicisti più rappresentati. Sono seguiti dai Rolling Stones (14 canzoni), Bob Dylan (12 canzoni), Elvis Presley (11 canzoni), i Beach Boys e Jimi Hendrix (7 canzoni), e Chuck Berry, gli U2, James Brown, Prince, i Led Zeppelin e gli Sly & The Family Stone e i The Clash, gli Who, Elton John e i Drifters (6 canzoni a testa).

Solo tre canzoni compaiono nella lista due volte con due differenti interpreti:

Blue Suede Shoes cantata dall’autore Carl Perkins, e la cover di Elvis Presley

Mr. Tambourine Man cantata da Bob Dylan, e la cover dei The Byrds

Walk This Way, cantata dagli Aerosmith, e la cover dei Run DMC

Tra le critiche mosse a questa lista il fatto che la lista è fortemente sbilanciata verso gli artisti americani e britannici: delle 500 canzoni incluse nella lista, 357 sono di autori americani, e 117 di autori britannici; il terzo paese più rappresentato è il Canada con 10 canzoni, quindi la Repubblica d’Irlanda con 8. La lista contiene soltanto una canzone non cantata in inglese: La Bamba (345°) di Ritchie Valens (nato negli Stati Uniti). Un’altra comune critica è che la lista concentra le sue attenzioni soprattutto sugli anni ’60 e ’70, tralasciando i periodi più recenti e i nuovi generi musicali come l’hip hop/rap: 202 canzoni sono degli anni ’60, 144 degli anni ’70, 55 degli anni ’80, 24 degli anni ’90 e soltanto 3 del XXI secolo. Da notare la totale assenza di importanti gruppi progressive come Genesis, Yes ed Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Ecco l’elenco con la posizione, titolo della canzone e nome dell’artista e l’anno di pubblicazione:

1 Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan

1965

2 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones

1965

3 Imagine

John Lennon

1971

4 What’s Going On

Marvin Gaye

1971

5 Respect

Aretha Franklin

1967

6 Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys

1966

7 Johnny B. Goode

Chuck Berry

1958

8 Hey Jude

The Beatles

1968

9 Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana

1991

10 What’d I Say

Ray Charles

1959

11 My Generation

The Who

1965

12 A Change Is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke

1964

13 Yesterday

The Beatles

1965

14 Blowin’ in the Wind

Bob Dylan

1963

15 London Calling

The Clash

1980

16 I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles

1963

17 Purple Haze

Jimi Hendrix

1967

18 Maybellene

Chuck Berry

1955

19 Hound Dog

Elvis Presley

1956

20 Let It Be

The Beatles

1970

21 Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

1975

22 Be My Baby

The Ronettes

1963

23 In My Life

The Beatles

1965

24 People Get Ready

The Impressions

1965

25 God Only Knows

The Beach Boys

1966

26 A Day in the Life

The Beatles

1967

27 Layla

Derek and the Dominos

1970

28 (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding

1968

29 Help!

The Beatles

1965

30 I Walk the Line

Johnny Cash

1956

31 Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin

1971

32 Sympathy for the Devil

The Rolling Stones

1968

33 River Deep, Mountain High

Tina Turner

1966

34 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

The Righteous Brothers

1964

35 Light My Fire

The Doors

1967

36 One

U2

1991

37 No Woman, No Cry

Bob Marley

1975

38 Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones

1969

39 That’ll Be the Day

Buddy Holly

1957

40 Dancin’ in the Streets

Martha and the Vandellas

1964

41 The Weight

The Band

1968

42 Waterloo Sunset

The Kinks

1968

43 Tutti Frutti

Little Richard

1956

44 Georgia on My Mind

Ray Charles

1960

45 Heartbreak Hotel

Elvis Presley

1956

46 Heroes

David Bowie

1977

47 Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

1970

48 All Along the Watchtower

Jimi Hendrix

1968

49 Hotel California

The Eagles

1976

50 The Tracks of My Tears

Smokey Robinson

1965

51 The Message

Grandmaster Flash

1982

52 When Doves Cry

Prince

1984

53 Anarchy in the U.K.

The Sex Pistols

1977

54 When a Man Loves a Woman

Percy Sledge

1966

55 Louie Louie

The Kingsmen

1963

56 Long Tall Sally

Little Richard

1956

57 A Whiter Shade of Pale

Procol Harum

1967

58 Billie Jean

Michael Jackson

1983

59 The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan

1964

60 Let’s Stay Together

Al Green

1971

61 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

Jerry Lee Lewis

1957

62 Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley

1955

63 For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield

1967

64 She Loves You

The Beatles

1963

65 Sunshine of Your Love

Cream

1968

66 Redemption Song

Bob Marley

1980

67 Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley

1957

68 Tangled Up in Blue

Bob Dylan

1975

69 Crying

Roy Orbison

1961

70 Walk On By

Dionne Warwick

1964

71 California Girls

The Beach Boys

1965

72 Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

James Brown

1966

73 Summertime Blues

Eddie Cochran

1958

74 Superstition

Stevie Wonder

1972

75 Whole Lotta Love

Led Zeppelin

1969

76 Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles

1967

77 Mystery Train

Elvis Presley

1955

78 I Got You (I Feel Good)

James Brown

1965

79 Mr. Tambourine Man

The Byrds

1965

80 I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye

1968

81 Blueberry Hill

Fats Domino

1956

82 You Really Got Me

The Kinks

1964

83 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

The Beatles

1965

84 Every Breath You Take

The Police

1983

85 Crazy

Patsy Cline

1961

86 Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteen

1975

87 Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash

1963

88 My Girl

The Temptations

1965

89 California Dreamin’

The Mamas & The Papas

1965

90 In the Still of the Night

The Five Satins

1956

91 Suspicious Minds

Elvis Presley

1969

92 Blitzkrieg Bop

The Ramones

1976

93 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

U2

1987

94 Good Golly, Miss Molly

Little Richard

1958

95 Blue Suede Shoes

Carl Perkins

1956

96 Great Balls of Fire

Jerry Lee Lewis

1957

97 Roll Over Beethoven

Chuck Berry

1956

98 Love and Happiness

Al Green

1972

99 Fortunate Son

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1969

100 You Can’t Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones

1969

101 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Jimi Hendrix

1968

102 Be-Bop-A-Lula

Gene Vincent

1956

103 Hot Stuff

Donna Summer

1979

104 Living for the City

Stevie Wonder

1973

105 The Boxer

Simon & Garfunkel

1969

106 Mr. Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan

1965

107 Not Fade Away

Buddy Holly

1957

108 Little Red Corvette

Prince

1983

109 Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison

1967

110 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)

Otis Redding

1965

111 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Hank Williams

1949

112 That’s All Right

Elvis Presley

1954

113 Up on the Roof

The Drifters

1962

114 Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)

The Crystals

1963

115 You Send Me

Sam Cooke

1957

116 Honky Tonk Women

The Rolling Stones

1969

117 Take Me to the River

Al Green

1974

118 Shout (Parts 1 and 2)

The Isley Brothers

1959

119 Go Your Own Way

Fleetwood Mac

1977

120 I Want You Back

The Jackson 5

1969

121 Stand By Me

Ben E. King

1961

122 House of the Rising Sun

The Animals

1964

123 It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World

James Brown

1966

124 Jumpin’ Jack Flash

The Rolling Stones

1968

125 Will You Love Me Tomorrow

The Shirelles

1960

126 Shake, Rattle & Roll

Big Joe Turner

1954

127 Changes

David Bowie

1971

128 Rock And Roll Music

Chuck Berry

1957

129 Born To Be Wild

Steppenwolf

1968

130 Maggie May

Rod Stewart

1971

131 With or Without You

U2

1987

132 Who Do You Love?

Bo Diddley

1957

133 Won’t Get Fooled Again

The Who

1971

134 In the Midnight Hour

Wilson Pickett

1965

135 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Beatles

1968

136 Your Song

Elton John

1970

137 Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles

1966

138 Family Affair

Sly & the Family Stone

1971

139 I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles

1964

140 Kashmir

Led Zeppelin

1975

141 All I Have to Do Is Dream

The Everly Brothers

1958

142 Please, Please, Please

James Brown

1956

143 Purple Rain

Prince

1984

144 I Wanna Be Sedated

The Ramones

1978

145 Everyday People

Sly & the Family Stone

1968

146 Rock Lobster

The B-52′s

1979

147 Lust for Life

Iggy Pop

1977

148 Me and Bobby McGee

Janis Joplin

1971

149 Cathy’s Clown

The Everly Brothers

1960

150 Eight Miles High

The Byrds

1966

151 Earth Angel

The Penguins

1954

152 Foxey Lady

Jimi Hendrix

1965

153 A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles

1964

154 Rave On

Buddy Holly

1958

155 Proud Mary

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1969

156 The Sound of Silence

Simon & Garfunkel

1965

157 I Only Have Eyes for You

The Flamingos

1959

158 (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock

Bill Haley & the Comets

1954

159 I’m Waiting for the Man

The Velvet Underground

1967

160 Bring the Noise

Public Enemy

1988

161 I Can’t Stop Loving You

Ray Charles

1962

162 Nothing Compares 2 U

Sinead O’Connor

1990

163 Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen

1975

164 Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash

1956

165 Fast Car

Tracy Chapman

1988

166 Lose Yourself

Eminem

2002

167 Let’s Get It On

Marvin Gaye

1973

168 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone

The Temptations

1972

169 Losing My Religion

R.E.M.

1991

170 Both Sides Now

Joni Mitchell

1969

171 Dancing Queen

Abba

1976

172 Dream On

Aerosmith

1973

173 God Save the Queen

The Sex Pistols

1977

174 Paint It, Black

The Rolling Stones

1966

175 I Fought The Law

Bobby Fuller Four

1966

176 Don’t Worry Baby

The Beach Boys

1964

177 Free Fallin’

Tom Petty

1989

178 September Gurls

Big Star

1974

179 Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division

1980

180 Hey Ya!

Outkast

2003

181 Green Onions

Booker T. & The MGs

1962

182 Save the Last Dance for Me

The Drifters

1960

183 The Thrill Is Gone

B.B. King

1969

184 Please Please Me

The Beatles

1964

185 Desolation Row

Bob Dylan

1965

186 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

Aretha Franklin

1967

187 Back in Black

AC/DC

1980

188 Who’ll Stop the Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1970

189 Stayin’ Alive

The Bee Gees

1977

190 Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Bob Dylan

1973

191 Free Bird

Lynyrd Skynyrd

1973

192 Wichita Lineman

Glen Campbell

1968

193 There Goes My Baby

The Drifters

1959

194 Peggy Sue

Buddy Holly

1957

195 Maybe

The Chantels

1957

196 Sweet Child O’ Mine

Guns N’ Roses

1987

197 Don’t Be Cruel

Elvis Presley

1956

198 Hey Joe

Jimi Hendrix

1966

199 Flash Light

Parliament

1977

200 Loser

Beck

1993

201 Bizarre Love Triangle

New Order

1986

202 Come Together

The Beatles

1969

203 Positively 4th Street

Bob Dylan

1965

204 Try a Little Tenderness

Otis Redding

1966

205 Lean On Me

Bill Withers

1972

206 Reach Out, I’ll Be There

The Four Tops

1966

207 Bye Bye Love

The Everly Brothers

1957

208 Gloria

Them

1965

209 In My Room

The Beach Boys

1963

210 96 Tears

? & the Mysterians

1966

211 Caroline, No

The Beach Boys

1966

212 1999

Prince

1982

213 Your Cheatin’ Heart

Hank Williams

1953

214Rockin’ in the Free World

Neil Young

1989

215 Sh-Boom

The Chords

1954

216 Do You Believe in Magic

The Lovin’ Spoonful

1965

217 Jolene

Dolly Parton

1974

218 Boom Boom

John Lee Hooker

1962

219 Spoonful

Howlin’ Wolf

1960

220 Walk Away Renee

The Left Banke

1966

221 Walk on the Wild Side

Lou Reed

1972

222 Oh, Pretty Woman

Roy Orbison

1964

223 Dance to the Music

Sly & the Family Stone

1968

224 Good Times

Chic

1979

225 Hoochie Coochie Man

Muddy Waters

1954

226 Moondance

Van Morrison

1970

227 Fire and Rain

James Taylor

1970

228 Should I Stay or Should I Go

The Clash

1982

229 Mannish Boy

Muddy Waters

1955

230 Just Like a Woman

Bob Dylan

1966

231 Sexual Healing

Marvin Gaye

1982

232 Only the Lonely

Roy Orbison

1960

233 We Gotta Get Out of This Place

The Animals

1965

234 I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

The Byrds

1965

235 I Got a Woman

Ray Charles

1954

236 Everyday

Buddy Holly

1957

237 Planet Rock

Afrika Bambaataa

1982

238 I Fall to Pieces

Patsy Cline

1961

239 The Wanderer

Dion

1961

240 Son of a Preacher Man

Dusty Springfield

1968

241 Stand!

Sly & the Family Stone

1969

242 Rocket Man

Elton John

1972

243 Love Shack

The B-52′s

1989

244 Gimme Some Lovin’

The Spencer Davis Group

1966

245 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

The Band

1969

246 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Jackie Wilson

1967

247 Hot Fun in the Summertime

Sly & the Family Stone

1969

248 Rappers Delight

The Sugarhill Gang

1979

249 Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin

1967

250 Paranoid

Black Sabbath

1970

251 Mack the Knife

Bobby Darin

1959

252 Money Honey

The Drifters

1953

253 All the Young Dudes

Mott the Hoople

1972

254 Highway to Hell

AC/DC

1979

255 Heart of Glass

Blondie

1978

256 Paranoid Android

Radiohead

1997

257 Wild Thing

The Troggs

1966

258 I Can See for Miles

The Who

1967

259 Hallelujah

Jeff Buckley

1994

260 Oh, What a Night

The Dells

1969

261 Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder

1973

262 Ooo Baby Baby

Smokey Robinson

1965

263 He’s a Rebel

The Crystals

1962

264 Sail Away

Randy Newman

1972

265 Tighten Up

Archie Bell & the Drells

1968

266 Walking in the Rain

The Ronettes

1964

267 Personality Crisis

New York Dolls

1973

268 Sunday Bloody Sunday

U2

1983

269 Roadrunner

The Modern Lovers

1976

270 He Stopped Loving Her Today

George Jones

1980

271 Sloop John B

The Beach Boys

1966

272 Sweet Little Sixteen

Chuck Berry

1958

273 Something

The Beatles

1969

274 Somebody to Love

Jefferson Airplane

1967

275 Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

1984

276 I’ll Take You There

The Staple Singers

1972

277 Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie

1972

278 Pictures of You

The Cure

1989

279 Chapel of Love

The Dixie Cups

1964

280 Ain’t No Sunshine

Bill Withers

1971

281 You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Stevie Wonder

1972

282 Help Me

Joni Mitchell

1974

283 Call Me

Blondie

1980

284 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Elvis Costello

1979

285 Smoke Stack Lightning

Howlin’ Wolf

1956

286 Summer Babe

Pavement

1992

287 Walk This Way

Run-D.M.C.

1986

288 Money (That’s What I Want)

Barrett Strong

1960

289 Can’t Buy Me Love

The Beatles

1964

290 Stan

Eminem

2000

291 She’s Not There

The Zombies

1964

292 Train in Vain

The Clash

1979

293 Tired of Being Alone

Al Green

1971

294 Black Dog

Led Zeppelin

1971

295 Street Fighting Man

The Rolling Stones

1968

296 Get Up, Stand Up

Bob Marley

1975

297 Heart of Gold

Neil Young

1972

298 One Way or Another

Blondie

1978

299 Sign O’ the Times

Prince

1987

300 Like a Prayer

Madonna

1989

301 Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?

Rod Stewart

1978

302 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Willie Nelson

1975

303 Ruby Tuesday

The Rolling Stones

1967

304 With a Little Help From My Friends

The Beatles

1967

305 Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud

James Brown

1968

306 That’s Entertainment

The Jam

1980

307 Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

1956

308 Lonely Teardrops

Jackie Wilson

1958

309 What’s Love Got To Do With It

Tina Turner

1984

310 Iron Man

Black Sabbath

1971

311 Wake Up Little Susie

The Everly Brothers

1957

312 In Dreams

Roy Orbison

1963

313 I Put a Spell on You

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

1956

314 Comfortably Numb

Pink Floyd

1979

315 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

The Animals

1965

316 Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

1975

317 Many Rivers to Cross

Jimmy Cliff

1969

318 Alison

Elvis Costello

1977

319 School’s Out

Alice Cooper

1972

320 Heartbreaker

Led Zeppelin

1969

321 Cortez the Killer

Neil Young

1975

322 Fight the Power

Public Enemy

1989

323 Dancing Barefoot

Patti Smith

1979

324 Baby Love

Diana Ross

1964

325 Good Lovin’

The Rascals

1966

326 Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine

James Brown

1970

327 For Your Precious Love

Jerry Butler

1958

328 The End

The Doors

1967

329 That’s The Way of the World

Earth, Wind & Fire

1975

330 We Will Rock You

Queen

1977

331 I Can’t Make You Love Me

Bonnie Raitt

1991

332 Subterranean Homesick Blues

Bob Dylan

1965

333 Spirit in the Sky

Norman Greenbaum

1970

334 Wild Horses

The Rolling Stones

1971

335 Sweet Jane

The Velvet Underground

1970

336 Walk This Way

Aerosmith

1976

337 Beat It

Michael Jackson

1982

338 Maybe I’m Amazed

Paul McCartney

1970

339 You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Diana Ross

1966

340 Baba O’Riley

The Who

1971

341 The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff

1975

342 Runaround Sue

Dion

1961

343 Jim Dandy

Lavern Baker

1956

344 Piece of My Heart

Janis Joplin

1968

345 La Bamba

Ritchie Valens

1958

346 California Love

Tupac Shakur

1996

347 Candle in the Wind

Elton John

1973

348 That Lady (Part 1 and 2)

The Isley Brothers

1973

349 Spanish Harlem

Ben E. King

1960

350 The Loco-Motion

Little Eva

1962

351 The Great Pretender

The Platters

1955

352 All Shook Up

Elvis Presley

1957

353 Tears in Heaven

Eric Clapton

1992

354 Watching the Detectives

Elvis Costello

1977

355 Bad Moon Rising

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1969

356 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Eurythmics

1983

357 Little Wing

Jimi Hendrix

1968

358 Nowhere to Run

Martha and the Vandellas

1965

359 Got My Mojo Working

Muddy Waters

1957

360 Killing Me Softly With His Song

Roberta Flack

1973

361 Complete Control

The Clash

1979

362 All You Need Is Love

The Beatles

1967

363 The Letter

The Box Tops

1967

364 Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan

1965

365 Unchained Melody

The Righteous Brothers

1965

366 How Deep is Your Love

The Bee Gees

1977

367 White Room

Cream

1968

368 Personal Jesus

Depeche Mode

1989

369 I’m a Man

Bo Diddley

1955

370 The Wind Cries Mary

Jimi Hendrix

1967

371 I Can’t Explain

The Who

1965

372 Marquee Moon

Television

1977

373 Wonderful World

Sam Cooke

1960

374 Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Chuck Berry

1956

375 Another Brick in the Wall Part 2

Pink Floyd

1979

376 Fake Plastic Trees

Radiohead

1995

377 Hit the Road Jack

Ray Charles

1961

378 Pride (In the Name of Love)

U2

1984

379 Radio Free Europe

R.E.M.

1983

380 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John

1973

381 Tell It Like It Is

Aaron Neville

1966

382 Bitter Sweet Symphony

The Verve

1997

383 Whipping Post

The Allman Brothers Band

1969

384 Ticket to Ride

The Beatles

1965

385 Ohio

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

1970

386 I Know You Got Soul

Eric B and Rakim

1987

387 Tiny Dancer

Elton John

1971

388 Roxanne

The Police

1979

389 Just My Imagination

The Temptations

1971

390 Baby I Need Your Loving

The Four Tops

1964

391 Band of Gold

Freda Payne

1970

392 O-o-h Child

The Five Stairsteps

1970

393 Summer in the City

The Lovin’ Spoonful

1966

394 Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley

1961

395 Remember (Walkin’ in The Sand)

The Shangri-Las

1964

396 Thirteen

Big Star

1972

397 (Don’t Fear) the Reaper

Blue Oyster Cult

1976

398 Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd

1974

399 Enter Sandman

Metallica

1991

400 Kicks

Paul Revere & the Raiders

1966

401 Tonight’s the Night

The Shirelles

1960

402 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Sly & the Family Stone

1970

403 C’mon Everybody

Eddie Cochran

1958

404 Visions of Johanna

Bob Dylan

1966

405 We’ve Only Just Begun

The Carpenters

1970

406 I Believe I Can Fly

R. Kelly

1996

407 In Bloom

Nirvana

1991

408 Sweet Emotion

Aerosmith

1975

409 Crossroads

Cream

1968

410 Monkey Gone to Heaven

Pixies

1989

411 I Feel Love

Donna Summer

1977

412 Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry

1967

413 The Girl Can’t Help It

Little Richard

1957

414 Young Blood

The Coasters

1957

415 I Can’t Help Myself

The Four Tops

1965

416 The Boys of Summer

Don Henley

1984

417 Fuck tha Police

N.W.A.

1989

418 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

1969

419 Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang

Dr. Dre

1993

420 It’s Your Thing

The Isley Brothers

1969

421 Piano Man

Billy Joel

1973

422 Lola

The Kinks

1970

423 Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Presley

1956

424 Tumbling Dice

The Rolling Stones

1972

425 William, It Was Really Nothing

The Smiths

1984

426 Smoke on the Water

Deep Purple

1973

427 New Year’s Day

U2

1983

428 Devil With a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

1966

429 Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

Solomon Burke

1964

430 White Man in Hammersmith Palais

The Clash

1979

431 Ain’t It a Shame

Fats Domino

1955

432 Midnight Train to Georgia

Gladys Knight

1973

433 Ramble On

Led Zeppelin

1969

434 Mustang Sally

Wilson Pickett

1966

435 Beast of Burden

The Rolling Stones

1978

436 Alone Again Or

Love

1968

437 Love Me Tender

Elvis Presley

1956

438 I Wanna Be Your Dog

The Stooges

1969

439 Pink Houses

John Mellencamp

1983

440 Push It

Salt-n-Pepa

1987

441 Come Go With Me

The Del-Vikings

1957

442 Keep a Knockin’

Little Richard

1957

443 I Shot the Sheriff

Bob Marley

1973

444 I Got You Babe

Sonny and Cher

1965

445 Come As You Are

Nirvana

1991

446 Pressure Drop

Toots and the Maytals

1973

447 Leader of the Pack

The Shangri-Las

1964

448 Heroin

The Velvet Underground

1967

449 Penny Lane

The Beatles

1967

450 By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Glen Campbell

1967

451 The Twist

Chubby Checker

1960

452 Cupid

Sam Cooke

1961

453 Paradise City

Guns N’ Roses

1987

454 My Sweet Lord

George Harrison

1970

455 All Apologies

Nirvana

1993

456 Stagger Lee

Lloyd Price

1958

457 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

The Ramones

1977

458 Soul Man

Sam and Dave

1967

459 Rollin’ Stone

Muddy Waters

1948

460 One Fine Day

The Chiffons

1963

461 Kiss

Prince

1986

462 Respect Yourself

The Staple Singers

1971

463 Rain

The Beatles

1966

464 Standing in the Shadows of Love

The Four Tops

1966

465 Surrender

Cheap Trick

1978

466 Runaway

Del Shannon

1961

467 Welcome to the Jungle

Guns N’ Roses

1987

468 Search and Destroy

The Stooges

1973

469 It’s Too Late

Carole King

1970

470 Free Man in Paris

Joni Mitchell

1974

471 On the Road Again

Willie Nelson

1980

472 Where Did Our Love Go

Diana Ross

1964

473 Do Right Woman — Do Right Man

Aretha Franklin

1967

474 One Nation Under a Groove — Part 1

Funkadelic

1978

475 Sabotage

Beastie Boys

1994

476 I Want to Know What Love Is

Foreigner

1984

477 Super Freak

Rick James

1981

478 White Rabbit

Jefferson Airplane

1967

479 Lady Marmalade

Labelle

1975

480 Into the Mystic

Van Morrison

1970

481 Young Americans

David Bowie

1975

482 I’m Eighteen

Alice Cooper

1971

483 Just Like Heaven

The Cure

1987

484 I Love Rock ‘N Roll

Joan Jett

1982

485 Graceland

Paul Simon

1986

486 How Soon Is Now?

The Smiths

1985

487 Under the Boardwalk

The Drifters

1964

488 Rhiannon

Fleetwood Mac

1975

489 I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor

1978

490 Brown Sugar

The Rolling Stones

1971

491 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

Dusty Springfield

1966

492 Running On Empty

Jackson Browne

1977

493 Then He Kissed Me

The Crystals

1963

494 Desperado

The Eagles

1973

495 Shop Around

Smokey Robinson

1960

496 Miss You

The Rolling Stones

1978

497 Buddy Holly

Weezer

1994

498 Rainy Night in Georgia

Brook Benton

1970

499 The Boys are Back in Town

Thin Lizzy

1976

500 More Than a Feeling

Boston

1976

Classifica tratta dal sito di oggi.it del 14 dicembre 2010.

Pubblicata nel novembre 2004 e successivamente aggiornata, fu redatta da una giuria scelta dalla redazione composta da 172 musicisti, critici musicali ed esperti dell’industria discografica statunitense, per determinare le 500 migliori canzoni di tutti i tempi. La lista è simile alle altre redatte dalla stessa rivista dei 500 migliori album e dei 100 migliori chitarristi.

Numero di canzoni per ogni decennio

  • 1940: 2 canzoni (0.4%)
  • 1950: 72 canzoni (14.4%)
  • 1960: 204 canzoni (40.8%)
  • 1970: 141 canzoni (28.2%)
  • 1980: 57 canzoni (11.4%)
  • 1990: 22 canzoni (4.4%)
  • 2000: 3 canzoni (0.6%)

Aggiornamento 2010

Nel maggio 2010 Rolling Stone aggiornò la lista che venne pubblicata in un numero speciale e in formato digitale per iPod e iPad. Questa lista differisce di poco da quella del 2004, vennero aggiunte solo canzoni degli anni 2000.
La top ten rimase uguale e la migliore nuova canzone fu Crazy di Gnarls Barkley in posizione 100.
Oltre al brano di Barkley vennero aggiunte 25 nuove canzoni:

  • Crazy in Love di Beyonce insieme a Jay-Z (numero 118)
  • Moment of Surrender degli U2 (numero 160)
  • 99 Problems di Jay-Z (numero 172)
  • Rehab di Amy Winehouse (numero 194)
  • Paper Planes di M.I.A. (numero 236)
  • Mississippi di Bob Dylan (numero 260)
  • Jesus Walks di Kanye West (numero 273)
  • Seven Nation Army dei The White Stripes (numero 286)
  • One More Time dei Daft Punk (numero 307)
  • Take Me Out dei Franz Ferdinand (numero 327)
  • Beautiful Day degli U2 (numero 345)
  • Maps di Yeah Yeah Yeahs (numero 386)
  • Umbrella di Rihanna insieme a Jay-Z (numero 412)
  • Juicy di The Notorious B.I.G. (numero 424)
  • American Idiot dei Green Day (numero 432)
  • In da Club di 50 Cent (numero 448)
  • Get Ur Freak On di Missy Elliott (numero 466)
  • Big Pimpin’ di Jay-Z insieme a UGK (numero 467)
  • Last Nite dei The Strokes (numero 478)
  • Since U Been Gone di Kelly Clarkson (numero 482)
  • Cry Me a River di Justin Timberlake (numero 484)
  • Clocks dei Coldplay (numero 490)
  • Time to Pretend di MGMT (numero 493)
  • Ignition (Remix) di R. Kelly (numero 494)
  • The Rising di Bruce Springsteen (numero 497)

Critiche

La principale critica alla lista è che appare fortemente sbilanciata verso la musica di produzione statunitense e britannica.

La lista è infatti costituita esclusivamente da canzoni cantate in lingua inglese, eccetto il brano La Bamba (345º), nella versione cantata dallo statunitense Ritchie Valens (in spagnolo). Inoltre, delle 500 canzoni incluse nella lista, 357 sono di autori statunitensi, e 117 di autori britannici; il terzo paese più rappresentato è il Canada con 10 canzoni, quindi la Repubblica d’Irlanda con 8. Seguono la Giamaica con 7 brani (4 dei quali di Bob Marley), tre dell’Australia (di cui due degli AC/DC), e una della Svezia (Dancing Queen degli ABBA). Un’altra comune critica è che la lista concentra le sue attenzioni soprattutto sugli anni sessanta e settanta, tralasciando i periodi più recenti e i nuovi generi musicali come l’hip hop/rap: 202 canzoni sono degli anni sessanta, 144 degli anni settanta, 55 degli anni ottanta, 24 degli anni novanta e soltanto 3 del XXI secolo.

Da notare la totale assenza di importanti gruppi progressive come Genesis, Yes ed Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

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Nato a San Giovanni Bianco il 15/9/80,attualmente disoccupato,nutre una buona passione per la musica e il calcio,in particolare per la Juventus

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