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Best songs of the century?

I'm working on a project and I need the best songs from the past century. I'd really appreciate some song suggestions and the year so please don't just say "it's allright" or "this sucks." The 90s is the hardest part cause music sucked so bad then.

1900-Swipesy Cakewalk (Scott Joplin)

1901-The Easy Winners (Scott Joplin)

1902-The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)

1903-Weeping Willow (Scott Joplin)

1904-The Yankee Doodle Boy (George M. Cohan)

1905-Leola (Scott Joplin)

1906-The Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin)

1907-Gladiolus Rag (Scott Joplin)

1908-Pineapple Rag (Scott Joplin)

1909-Sunburt Rag (James Scott)

1910-Hilarity Rag (James Scott)

1911-Alexander's Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin)

1912-It's a Long Way to Tipperary (Jack Judge & Harry H. Williams)

1913-Memphis Blues (W.C. Handy)

1914-Twelfth Street Rag (Euday L. Bowman)

1915-Original Jelly Roll Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)

1916-Carol of the Bells (Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych)

1917-Gesu Bambino (Pietro Yon)

1918-Carolina Shout (James Price Johnson)

1919-Bluin The Blues (Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band)

1920-Crazy Blues (Mamie Smith)

1921-Kitten on the Keys (Zez Confrey)

1922-Titina (Leo Daniderff)

1923-The Charleston (James Price Johnson)

1924-Rhaspsody In Blue (George Gershwin)

1925-Snowy Morning Blues (James Price Johnson)

1926-King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)

1927-Back Water Blues (Bessie Smith)

1928-Basin Street Blues (Louis Armstrong)

1929-A Handful of Keys (Fats Waller)

1930-Puttin on the Ritz (Harry Richman)

1931-Minnie The Moocher (Cab Calloway)

1932-Elegy (Art Tatum)

1933-Handful of Keys (Fats Waller)

1934-Fantasia on Greensleeves (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

1935-Honky Tonk Train Blues (Meade Lux Lewis)

1936-Cross Road Blues (Robert Johnson)

1937-Sing Sing Sing With a Swing (Benny Goodman)

1938-Roll 'Em Pete (Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson)

1939-Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday)

1940-In The Mood (Glenn Miller)

1941-Take The A Train (Duke Ellington)

1942-Hoedown from Rodeo (Aaron Copland)

1943-Boogie Woogie (Tommy Dorsey)

1944-Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly)

1945-Driftin Blues (Charles Brown)

1946-The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)

1947-Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra)

1948-Move On Up a Little Higher (Mahalia Jackson)

1949-The Fat Man (Fats Domino)

1950-Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page)

1951-Dust My Broom (Elmore James)

1952-Night Train (Jimmy Forrest)

1953-Mess Around (Ray Charles)

1954-Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley and the Comets)

1955-Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)

1956-Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)

1957-Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)

1958-Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

1959-What'd I Say (Ray Charles)

1960-Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)

1961-Crazy (Patsy Cline)

1962-Green Onions (Booker T & The MG's)

1963-I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)

1964-The House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)

1965-Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)

1966-California Dreamin' (The Mamas and The Papas)

1967-Respect (Aretha Franklin)

1968-Hey Jude (The Beatles)

1969-Fortunate Son (Creedence Cleerwater Revival)

1970-Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum)

1971-Imagine (John Lennon)

1972-Papa Was a Rolling Stone (The Temptations)

1973-Dream On (Aerosmith)

1974-Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1975-Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

1976-Turn the Page-live version (Bob Seger)

1977-Hotel California (The Eagles)

1978-Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees)

1979-Hot Stuff (Donna Summers)

1980-Back in Black (ACDC)

1981-In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)

1982-I Love Rock n Roll (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)

1983-Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

1984-Forever Young (Alphaville)

1985-The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News)

1986-Like A Rock (Bob Seger)

1987-Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N Roses)

1988-Kokomo (The Beach Boys)

1989-Poison (Alice Cooper)

1990-Twice As Hard (The Black Crowes)

1991-Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

1992-Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)


Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1993-Creep (Radiohead)

1994-Loser (Beck)

1995-No More Tears (Ozzy Ozbourne)

1996-Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)

1997-Haven't found one yet. It all sucks.

1998-The Way (Fastball)


I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)

1999-Smooth (Santana)

2000-It's My Life (Bon Jovi)

2001-In The End (Linkin Park)

2002-A Little Less Conversation (JXL featuring Elvis Presley)

2003-Are You Gonna Be My Girl (JET)

2004-Maybe I'm Amazed (Jem)

2005-Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

2006-Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

2007-Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)


Hey guys I know a lot of these are awful choices. That's why I need song suggestions!! Not just whether you like my choices or not.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    2003- are you gonna be my girl?? dude that was cookie cutter music

    how bout white stripes- seven nation army- in a few years jack white will be the man most responsible for the 2000teens "blues revival" i dont really care for the song but it was a huge hit

    i guess by your list youre "a rap hater" but 1982- planet rock by afrika bambaataa and the soul sonic force- which is also the birth of electro, trance, house and techno genres...

    dang man 97 did suck, the best song is "Macarena" so glad i was listening to classic rock back then...

    66- "cali dreamin" was released in 65... replace with jimi hendrix "hey joe" cause you NEED some jimi...

    70- black sabbath "black sabbath" spirit in the sky released in 69... there was some more popular stuff released in 70 but look at how it influenced rock music

    88- come on man, kokomo?? how bout public enemy "dont believe the hype" or NWA "**** tha police"

    2002- system of a down "toxicity" or "aerials" album was released in 01 but as singles in 02...

    2001- "in the end" again single released in 02...

    1972- "papa was a rollin stone" the song is a cover & doesnt deserve that much credit... instead- stevie wonder "superstition"

    1975- Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) again single released in 76...

    75- doobie brothers "black water"

    1973- "dream on"???? dude have you ever heard of an album called oh i dont know DARK SIDE OF THE MOON!!!!!!!! pink floyd... "money"

    took some digging but best song of 1997!!!!!!!!!

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    Source(s): i might come back to this but im getting tired...
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  • 1 decade ago

    1997 - Wannabe by The Spice Girls!

    I'm kidding...

    Ben Folds Five - Pretty much any song off of Whatever and Ever Amen, but my suggestions are "Battle of Who Could Care Less", "Song for the Dumped", or if you want to go with the chart favorite "Brick" but I think it's kind of sappy. Far from the best song on what is otherwise an incredible album.

    Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

    Our Lady Peace - Superman's Dead

    Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression that I Get; or The Rascal King


    No Doubt - Don't Speak

    Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench

    Reel Big Fish - Sell Out

    Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life

    The Progidy - Firestarter

    Hanson - Mmmbop (LMAO!)

    Puff Daddy & Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You

    Those are what I remember as some of the biggest songs of the year, and most of them are ones I liked.

    Try Wikipedia. They list every year in music, down to every album released as well as the chart toppers and billboard hits for each year. I wouldn't declare the chart topper the best song of the year, though, necessarily.

    1984 - one of the Van Halen hits - Jump or Panama

    You have to put Hendrix on your list. Purple Haze or Fire 1967, Voodoo Chile 1968

    You also need Bob Marley on there. 1980 - Three Little Birds. The other songs of greatest popularity would fall into years where there is another song equally worthy.

    That's all I've got for you. I'm exhausted. The Wikipedia lists should be great sources for material, though.

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  • 4 years ago

    In this order 1. Take Me Out 2. Knights Of Cyndonia 3. Seven Nation Army 4. Time To Pretend 5. Clocks 6. Everything In It's Right Place 7. Rebellion 8. Stan 9. Maps 10. Crazy BQ: Being the Modest Mouse fan i am, probably "Spitting Venom" off We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. BQ2: Vanilla

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The list started out good, then got progressively worse and worse.

    How can you say Boulevard of Broken Dreams was the best song when its a clear rip off of Wonderwall, which was made by Oasis in 1995, which you have a crappy Ozzy Osborune song in, And Linkin Park? please, don't get me started on their over produced crap. JET is also really derivative. How can you put a Remix of a Elvis Presley song for 2002? Fastball were just a "try to get commercial" band who only made 1 decent song, and that one ain't it. Creep is by far not Radioheads best song. Kokomo was easily the beach boys worst song.

    Ok, I will stop now, but Your first 30 years were good.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your list could use a little Metallica....and come on man. 1997's an easy pick. Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It. Obviously the best song of that year...dare I say the best song of the 90's.

    I was kidding about the Fresh Prince, but not about Metallica. Enter Sandman changed your life and you know it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't agree with 2006 or 2007, personally.

    How about some more Queen? I'll edit once I remember what I was talking about.

    What about Everlong - Foo Fighters, for '97? Or maybe Baba O'Riley by The Who for 1971? Or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.. you decide..

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  • 1 decade ago

    If 90s music sucked so much how can you pick an 80s song? If the 90s sucked damn was the 80s worse. And your avatar looks gay as hell. But pretty decent list.

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  • 1 decade ago

    98 I'd say Don't wanna miss a thing


    92 Tears in Heaven

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  • marco
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    definitely not

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