My 100 Favorite Songs of All Time

READER BEWARE, this is my personal opinion. I don’t consider these songs to be the top 100 best songs of all time, just my favorites.

Back when I was in college I wrote for the school newspaper. Before getting in to the business of saving America, I wanted to write about music, and with the student newspaper I wrote a lot of music editorials. I did throwback album reviews, overrated band lists, underrated guitarist lists, and a lot more. Music has always been something I’ve really been into, and it all started with my brother and a sandisk mp3 player. I remember my brother and I would stay up late on his trips back to Colorado, one headphone each listening to all the new music he put on it. I remember when he would sit on the computer for hours, listening to new music, rediscovering old music and burning CD’s all while I just sat there next to him taking it all in. You see, my dad was never in the picture when I was a kid, so my older brother was the closest thing to a father I had, and the music we listened to brought us together. All of the songs on this list have a special place for me, and I would expect that you would have songs like that for you too.

Some things to notice: I don’t think it’s “anti conservative” to like rap music. As you can see, there is a good amount of hip-hop/rap on the list, and they’re on this list because they are good songs. I see the problems with rap culture in general, but the degeneracy of music today spans all genres, not just rap. That being said, my favorite hip-hop artist is Kanye West. He has four songs in just the top ten, and I can without a doubt say he has impacted my life more than any other musical artist.

There is a Spotify link at the bottom of the page where you can actually listen to all the music in this list aside from a few that aren’t on Spotify. With all that being said, enjoy the list and be sure to leave a comment with what you think, some of your favorites, and some I should check out!

-Will Witt

  1. The Chain: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours, 1977
  2. Power: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010
  3. Gimme Shelter: The Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed, 1969
  4. Just Like Heaven: The Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987
  5. Dark Fantasy: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010
  6. Monte Carlo: U.S. Royalty – Mirrors, 2011
  7. Stronger: Kanye West – Graduation, 2007
  8. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead, 1986
  9. Wolves: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo, 2016
  10. Free Bird: Lynyrd Skynyrd – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd), 1973
  11. Fans: Kings of Leon – Because of the Times, 2007
  12. Flashing Lights: Kanye West – Graduation, 2008
  13. Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
  14. Mojo So Dope: Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, 2010
  15. St. Tropez: J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive, 2014
  16. The Killing Moon: Echo and the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain, 1984
  17. Homecoming: Kanye West – Graduation, 2007
  18. We are the People: Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream, 2008
  19. The Match: The Eastern Sea – The Plague, 2012
  20. Untitled: The Cure – Disintegration, 1989
  21. Under Pressure: Logic – Under Pressure, 2014
  22. 505: Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare, 2007
  23. Ride: Lana Del Rey – Born to Die: The Paradise Edition, 2012
  24. Romeo and Juliet: The Killers – Sawdust, 2007
  25. Cudi Zone: Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day, 2009
  26. Read My Mind: The Killers – Sams Town, 2006
  27. Touch the Sky: Kanye West – Late Registration, 2005
  28. This Charming Man: The Smiths – The Smiths, 1984
  29. Stay and Defend: Wolf Gang – Suego Faults, 2011
  30. Alex Chilton: The Replacements – Pleased to Meet Me, 1987
  31. Won’t Get Fooled Again: The Who – Who’s Next, 1971
  32. Pound Cake/ Paris Morton Music: Drake – Nothing Was the Same, 2013
  33. Love Song: The Cure, Disintegration, 1989
  34. Go Your Own Way: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours, 1977
  35. All Falls Down: Kanye West – The College Dropout, 2004
  36. Troubleman: Electric Guest – Mondo, 2012
  37. Headlines: Drake – Take Care, 2011
  38. The Only Place: Best Coast – The Only Place, 2012
  39. You Were Right: Badly Drawn Boy – Have You Fed the Fish?, 2002
  40. Climbing Walls: Strange Talk – Cast Away, 2011
  41. I Got a Name: Jim Croce – I Got a Name, 1973
  42. Lights Turned On: Childish Gambino – EP, 2011
  43. Dreams: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours, 1977
  44. Ventura Highway: America – Homecoming, 1972
  45. Can’t Tell Me Nothing: Kanye West – Graduation, 2008
  46. Friday I’m in Love: The Cure – Wish, 1992
  47. One Thing Leads to Another: The Fixx – Reach the Beach, 1983
  48. Paint it Black: The Rolling Stones – Single, 1966
  49. Black Skinhead: Kanye West – Yeezus, 2013
  50. Sober Thoughts: Goldlink – The God Complex, 2015
  51. Cemetery Gates: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead, 1986
  52. Sam’s Town: The Killers – Sam’s Town, 2006
  53. No Church in the Wild: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne, 2011
  54. Metropolis: Logic – Under Pressure, 2014
  55. Over: Drake – Thank Me Later, 2010
  56. Little Numbers: Boy – Mutual Friends, 2011
  57. I’ll Slip Away: Rodriguez – Coming From Reality, 1971
  58. Rock the Casbah: The Clash – Combat Rock, 1982
  59. Wassup: A$AP Rocky – Live. Love. A$AP, 2011
  60. Christian Dior Denim Flow: Kanye West – GOOD Friday, 2010
  61. Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana – Nevermind, 1991
  62. All Along the Watchtower: Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland, 1968
  63. West Coast: Coconut Records – Nighttiming, 2007
  64. Holidays: Miami Horror – Illumination, 2010
  65. The Queen is Dead: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead, 1986
  66. RU Mine: Arctic Monkeys – AM, 2013
  67. All Mixed Up: The Cars – The Cars, 1978
  68. House of the Rising Sun: The Animals – The Animals, 1964
  69. Sutphin Boulevard: Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves, 2011
  70. Everybody Wants to Rule the World: Tears for Fears – Songs From the Big Chair, 1985
  71. Brass in Pocket: Pretenders – Pretenders, 1979
  72. I Wanna Be Adored: The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses, 1989
  73. The Night Out: Martin Solveig – Smash, 2011
  74. Young Blood: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You, 2010
  75. Sweet Thing: Van Morrison – Astral Weeks, 1968
  76. Sleepyhead: Passion Pit – Chunk of Change, 2008
  77. Bound: Kanye West – Yeezus, 2013
  78. Beach Side: Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown, 2010
  79. Fast Car: Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman, 1988
  80. Wish You Were Here: Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here, 1975
  81. Norway: Beach House – Teen Dream, 2010
  82. Hip-Hop Saved My Life: Lupe Fiasco – The Cool, 2007
  83. Electric Feel: MGMT – Oracular Spectacular, 2007
  84. I Will Follow: U2 – Boy, 1980
  85. Like The Weather: 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe, 1987
  86. Let’s Stay Together: Al Green – Let’s Stay Together, 1972
  87. Raspberry Beret: Prince – Around the World in a Day, 1985
  88. Do it Again: Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill, 1972
  89. Thirteen: Big Star – #1 Record, 1972
  90. Waiting in Vain: Bob Marley and the Wailers – Exodus, 1977
  91. A.D.H.D.: Kendrick Lamar – Section.80, 2011
  92. Father and Son: Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman, 1970
  93. Magic Man: Heart – Dreamboat Annie, 1975
  94. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody): The Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues, 1983
  95. Operator (That’s Not the Way it Feels): Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around with Jim, 1972
  96. Witchy Woman: The Eagles – Eagles, 1972
  97. Don’t Do Me Like That: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes, 1979
  98. Don’t You Evah: Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, 2007
  99. Message in a Bottle: The Police – Reggatta de Blanc, 1979
  100. All I Wanna Do: Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club, 1993

50 Favorite Albums Of All Time: https://willwitt.co/2019/01/13/my-50-favorite-albums-of-all-time/

10 Comments

  1. Jim Croche makes the list twice and “The King” – Elvis Presley (Pronounced El-vis Pres-lee) doesn’t even get an entry. Very disappointing.

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  2. Kendrick Lamar- How Much A Dollar Cost
    Bishop Nehru- Driftin
    Kendrick- These Walls

    Real rap is still alive. Give em a listen, and keep up the great work you’ve been doing.

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