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Scotty's 100 Greatest Songs of All Time

Updated on April 22, 2015

The Top 100 Songs Ever Recorded

The Top 100 Songs, The Greatest 100 Songs
The Top 100 Songs, The Greatest 100 Songs

My List of the 100 Greatest Songs of All Time - The Top 100 Songs

This list was created out of my desire to see a truly great list of great songs. Rolling Stones, VH1, and various independent lists all seemed poorly constructed. On top of that, these lists didn't really have many songs that I thought were truly great, therefore I wasn't willing to pay any money to buy these. So, I put together my list of songs that not only did I love, but I was willing to pay for. This list also gives no favoritism to groups, genre, songs that hit #1 or close to it. This list also contains a "secret ingredient" which all songs on this list had to have. This narrowed the field considerably, but I believe helped focus on what makes a truly great song.

Unlike Rolling Stones, you won't find Maybelline (no offense Chuck) ahead of songs like "More than A Feeling" by Boston. This list also wasn't meant to look good on paper, it was created to sound great to the ear. You may find some songs on here that you've never heard or ones that you're not very familiar with, but instead of criticizing the song(s), I ask that you listen to it (at least 3 times) then criticize it all you want.

Finally, we listen to music because it inspires us and that is exactly what this list is all about - out of inspiration.

85 - Something

By The Beatles

84 - Lady 95

By Styx

83 - Up Around the Bend

By Credence Clearwater Revival

82 - Express Yourself

By Madonna

81 - Here Comes the Sun

By The Beatles

80 - Suspicious Minds

By Elvis Presley

79 - Rock and Roll Music

By The Beatles (remake)

78 - Star Wars Theme

By The London Symphony Orchestra

77 - Mandy

By Barry Manilow

76 - It Might Be You

By Stephen Bishop

75 - My Sweet Lord

By George Harrison

74 - Working My Way Back to You Babe

By The Spinners (Remake)

73 - Dreams

By Van Halen

72 - Foreplay/Longtime

By Boston

71 - I Will Always Love You

By Whitney Houston

70 - You Make My Dreams Come True

By Hall and Oats

69 - Hold on Loosely

By .38 Special

68 - Everlasting Love

By Carl Cartlon

67 - Dream On

By Aerosmith

66 - Touch of Grey

By The Grateful Dead

65 - Nothin' But a Good Time

By Poison

64 - Hold My Hand

By Hootie and the Blowfish

63 - I am the Bread of Life

By Jim Didier

Side Note: You won't find this artist on the internet, but you will find various versions of this song all over the internet. It is a very popular religious song.

62 - You Might Think

By The Cars

61 - Just the Way You Are

By Billy Joel

60 - Start Me Up

By The Rolling Stones

59 - The Flame

By Cheap Trick

58 - I'd Do Anything for Love

By Meatloaf

57 - Rock and Roll is King

By Electric Light Orchestra

56 - All Out of Love

By Air Supply

55 - Baby What a Big Surprise

By Chicago

54 - Angel in the Morning

By Juice Newton

53 - Can't Buy Me Love

By The Beatles

52 - You're the Inspiration

By Chicago

51 - Love the World Away

By Kenny Rodger

50 - Bridge Over Troubled Water

By Simon and Garfunkel

49 - Your Song

By Elton John

48 - It's So Easy (Remake)

By Linda Ronstadt

47 - Brown Eyed Girl

By Van Morrison

46 - You Are the Woman (that I've Always Dreamed Of)


45 - A Hard Day's Night

By The Beatles

44 - Sunshine on My Shoulders

By John Denver

43 - All I Need

By Jack Wagner

42 - You're in My Heart - Final Acclaim

By Rod Stewart

41 - When I see You Smile

By Bad English

40 - Sweet Child 'O Mine

By Guns and Roses

39 - She's Got A Way

By Billy Joel

38 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

By The Tokens

37 - Summer of '69

By Bryan Adams

36 - Weekend in New England

By Barry Manilow

35 - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

By Sting

34 - Meet Me Halfway

By Kenny Loggins

33 - Don't Bring Me Down

By Electric Light Orchestra

32 - Heaven

By Warrant

31 - Twist and Shout

By The Beatles (Remake)

30 - (Just Like) Starting Over

By John Lennon

29 - A Total Eclipse of the Heart

By Bonnie Tyler

28 - Sometimes When We Touch

By Dan Hill

27 - Let My Love Open the Door

By Pete Townsend

26 - Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)

By Fleetwood Mac

25 - Small Town

By John Mellencamp

24 - Come Sail Away with Me

By Styx

23 - Oh, Pretty Woman

By Roy Orbinson

22 - Take Me Home, Country Roads

By John Denver

21 - Sugar, Sugar

By The Archies

20 - Caught Up in You

By .38 Special

19 - Feels Like the First Time

By Foreigner

18 - Let it Be

By The Beatles

17 - Johnny B. Goode

By Chuck Berry

16 - That'll Be the Day

By Buddy Holly

15 - The Rose

By Bette Midler

14 - Rock Me Gently

By Andy Kim

13 - Eight Days a Week

By The Beatles

Side Note: Not one of most notable Beatle's songs, but the raw energy of this song is why it rates so high on my list.

12 - Burning Love

By Elvis Presley

11 - Daydream Believer

By The Monkees

10 - Come On Eileen

By Dexy's Midnight Runners

9 - St. Elmo's Fire

By John Parr

8 - You Shook Me All Night Long


7 - December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

By Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

6 - I Want to Hold Your Hand

By The Beatles

5 - Like No Other Night

By .38 Special

Side Note: I know, I know what your probably thinking. Listen to it first, then criticize it all you want.

4 - Unchained Melody

By The Righteous Brothers

3 - American Pie

By Don McLean

2 - Hey Jude

By The Beatles

1 - More than a Feeling

By Boston


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