My 200 Favourite Songs

In something a little different to what I normally write, I thought I’d share my 200 favourite all-time songs. At the moment they’re in alphabetical order, with only my favourite song marked – Bob Dylan’s Shelter From the Storm. Of course any mistakes in this list are subject to human error and any omissions will probably be due to the fact that I haven’t heard that song in a while and thus forgot about it, have never actually listened to it or I simply didn’t like it. So, here is the list. And remember it’s my opinion, and you can probably get a good idea of the genre that I like the most just by this list. I’ve also decided to leave out film scores which will probably be saved for a different article.

  1. 99 Luftballons – Nena
  2. Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
  3. Add it Up – Violent Femmes
  4. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan / Jimi Hendrix
  5. All Mod Cons – The Jam
  6. American Pie – Don McClean
  7. America – Simon & Garfunkel
  8. Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little Fingers
  9. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For? – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  10. Baba O’Riley – The Who
  11. Back in Black – AC/DC
  12. Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  13. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. Ballroom Blitz – Sweet
  15. Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
  16. Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  17. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
  18. Black Math – The White Stripes
  19. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  20. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  21. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
  22. The Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
  23. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
  24. Brass in Pocket – Pretenders
  25. Bring It On – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  26. Breathless – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  27. Bring on the Dancing Horses – Echo and the Bunnymen
  28. Burning of the Midnight Lamp – Jimi Hendrix
  29. California Dreamin’ – Bobby Womack
  30. Cat People [Putting out the Fire] – David Bowie
  31. Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
  32. China Girl – David Bowie
  33. Children of the Revolution – T. Rex
  34. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
  35. Common People – Pulp
  36. Confusion – The New Order
  37. Cry, Cry, Cry – Johnny Cash
  38. The Cutter – Echo and the Bunnymen
  39. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  40. Darkness on the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen
  41. Dark Night – The Blasters
  42. Der Kommissar – Falco
  43. Desolation Row – Bob Dylan
  44. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  45. Don’t Go – The Ramones
  46. Don’t Look Back Into the Sun – The Libertines
  47. Drive – The Cars
  48. The End – The Doors
  49. End of the Line – Roxy Music
  50. Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) – Buzzcocks
  51. Everybody Wants to Rule The World – Tears For Fears
  52. Exit Music (For A Film) – Radiohead
  53. Extreme Ways – Moby
  54. Fake Empire – The National
  55. Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
  56. Farewell – Bob Dylan
  57. Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  58. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  59. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  60. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  61. Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
  62. Funny How Time Slips Away – Elvis Presley
  63. Future Starts Slow – The Kills
  64. Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
  65. Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
  66. Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon – Urge Overkill
  67. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  68. Going Underground – The Jam
  69. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  70. Ghost Town – The Specials
  71. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  72. A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan
  73. Heroes – David Bowie
  74. Heroin – The Velvet Underground
  75. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  76. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
  77. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  78. Home of the Blues – Johnny Cash
  79. Hurt – Johnny Cash
  80. I am the Ressurection – The Stone Roses
  81. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
  82. I Gotcha – Joe Tex
  83. I Hung My Head – Johnny Cash
  84. I Let Love In – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  85. I Think I Smell A Rat – The White Stripes
  86. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tommy James and the Shondells
  87. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  88. I Might Be Wrong – Radiohead
  89. I’m not in Love – 10cc
  90. In Dreams – Roy Orbinson
  91. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  92. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  93. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bob Dylan
  94. I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
  95. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  96. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  97. (Keep Feeling) Fascination – The Human League
  98. The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
  99. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  100. Late for the Sky – Jackson Browne
  101. Life on Mars? – David Bowie
  102. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
  103. Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
  104. Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond
  105. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  106. Love Action (I Believe in Love) – The Human League
  107. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) – Joe Tex
  108. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
  109. Mad World – Tears for Fears
  110. Man in Black – Johnny Cash
  111. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  112. Major Tom – Coming Home – Peter Schilling
  113. Modern Love – David Bowie
  114. Mr. Tamberine Man – Bob Dylan
  115. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
  116. My Perfect Cousin – The Undertones
  117. Moving in Stereo – The Cars
  118. Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen
  119. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  120. Once Piece at a Time – Johnny Cash
  121. Paint it Back – The Rolling Stones
  122. Palaces of Montezuma – Grinderman
  123. The Passenger – Iggy Pop
  124. Peace Frog – The Doors
  125. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  126. People Are Strange – The Doors
  127. Personal Jesus – Depache Mode
  128. Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
  129. Pump it Up – Elvis Costello
  130. Public Image – Public Image Ltd.
  131. The Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen
  132. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
  133. Pump it Up – Elvis Costello
  134. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  135. Purple Rain – Prince
  136. Read My Mind – The Killers
  137. A Real Hero – College, Electric Youth
  138. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  139. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  140. Reward – The Teardrop Explodes
  141. Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
  142. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  143. Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac
  144. Sail On, Sailor – The Beach Boys
  145. Sally Cinnamon – The Stone Roses
  146. Save Me – Hanni El Khatib
  147. Senses Working Overtime – XTC
  148. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
  149. She Bangs the Drums – The Stone Roses
  150. She’s Long Gone – The Black Keys
  151. She’s Not There – Santana
  152. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker – Ramones
  153. Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan – MY FAVOURITE SONG
  154. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
  155. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
  156. Slip Away – Clarence Carter
  157. Sign O’ The Times – Prince
  158. Soulsville – Isaac Hayes
  159. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
  160. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  161. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  162. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A
  163. Starman – David Bowie
  164. Stranded in the Jungle – The New York Dolls
  165. Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones
  166. Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
  167. Suffragette City – David Bowie
  168. Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
  169. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
  170. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  171. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
  172. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This Before – The Smiths
  173. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  174. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  175. Tangled Up in Blue – Bob Dylan
  176. Tell Me – The Rolling Stones
  177. There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
  178. This Charming Man – The Smiths
  179. There She Goes – The La’s
  180. Time – Tom Waits
  181. The Times They Are a Changin’ – Bob Dylan
  182. Tupelo – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  183. Together in Electric Dreams – The Human League
  184. Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
  185. Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
  186. Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
  187. Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  188. War Pigs/Luke’s Wail – Black Sabbath
  189. Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello
  190. Waterfall – The Stone Roses
  191. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
  192. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
  193. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  194. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding – Elvis Costello
  195. Where is My Mind? – Pixies
  196. Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
  197. When Doves Cry – Prince
  198. Wicked Game – Chris Isaac
  199. The Wrestler – Bruce Springsteen
  200. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie

 

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