An ongoing project, with links to the entries on specific songs.  Follow the links and get some cool covers and other neat things related to the tune!

If the #1 song seems insane to you, don’t worry.  It’s going to change. I”m updating this as songs come up on my shuffle playlist, and adding them when I feel like it.  So, yeah, the #1 might be #2 tomorrow.

All of the entries are tagged “G.O.A.T.” (the Greatest Of All Tunes).

Last updated: 12/4/19

  1. Lose Yourself by Eminem (2002) (link)
  2. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes (1970) (link)
  3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (1991) (link)
  4. All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix (1968) (link)
  5. Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones (1968) (link)
  6. Surrender by Cheap Trick (1978) (link)
  7. Better Things by The Kinks (1981) (link); and: Covers of the top 30 Kinks songs here and here
  8. Be Thankful for What You’ve Got by William DeVaughn (1974)(link)
  9. Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon (1978) (link)
  10. Ain’t No Sunshine-Bill Withers (1972) (link)
  11. Juicy by Notorious B.I.G. (1994) (link)
  12. You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones (1969) (link)
  13. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel (1986) (link)
  14. Float On by Modest Mouse (2005) (link)
  15. Can I Kick It? by Tribe Called Quest (1989) (link)
  16. Everlong by Foo Fighters (1997) (link)
  17. 99 Problems by Jay-Z (2004) (link)
  18. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) (link)
  19. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N Roses (1987) (link)
  20. Cover Me Up by Jason Isbell (link)
  21. Paper Planes by M.I.A. (link)
  22. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) by Hall and Oates (1981) (link)
  23. Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello (1977) (link)
  24. I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick (1979) (link)
  25. Rain on the Scarecrow by John Mellencamp (1985) (link also has top 10 JCM songs)
  26. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey (link)
  27. Such Great Heights by The Postal Service (2003) (link)
  28. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Richard Hawley (2007) (link)
  29. O-o-h Child by The Five Stairsteps (1970) (link)
  30. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City by Bobby Blue Bland (1974) (link)
  31. Hate It Or Love It by 50 Cent feat. The Game (2005) (link)
  32. Keep Me In Your Heart by Warren Zevon (2003) (link)
  33. My Church by Maren Morris (2016) (link)
  34. Hurt by Johnny Cash (2002) (link)
  35. Misfits by the Kinks (1978) (link); and: Covers of the top 30 Kinks songs here and here
  36. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2004) (link)
  37. Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn  Hill (1998) (link)
  38. Somebody Told Me by The Killers (2004) (link)
  39. You Shook Me All Night Long by ACDC (1981) (link)
  40. Deep Cover by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre (2002) (link)
  41. Whiskey in the Jar (Traditional) (year unknown) (link)
  42. Alison by Elvis Costello (1977) (link)
  43. This Old Heart of Mine (is Weak for You) by The Isley Brothers (link)
  44. Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton (1976) (link)
  45. Bad Reputation by Joan Jett (1981) (link)
  46. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes (2002) (link)
  47. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins (1996) (link)
  48. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley (2006) (link)
  49. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone (1974) (link)
  50. In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins (1981) (link)
  51. Turn the Page by Bob Seger (1973) (link)
  52. L.A. Freeway by Roy Clark (1972) (link)
  53. Stand By Me by Ben E. King (1961) (link)
  54. Mandinka by Sinead O’Connor (1987) (link)
  55. Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1991) (link)
  56. The High Road by Jason Isbell (link)
  57. Authority Song by John Mellencamp (1985) (link also has top 10 JCM songs)
  58. Atomic by Blondie (1979) (link)
  59. Stop the Violence by BDP (1988) (link)
  60. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits (1974) (link)
  61. The Best of You by Foo Fighters (2005) (link)
  62. Tyrone by Erykah Badu (1997) (link)
  63. Rain King by Counting Crows (1994) (link)
  64. Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em by Eric B. and Rakim (1990) (link)
  65. Ironic by Alanis Morissette (1995) (link)
  66. It’s All in the Game by Charles Dawes and Carl Sigman (1951) (link)
  67. One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic (1978) (link)
  68. What’d I Say by Ray Charles (1959) (link)
  69. Peace Frog by The Doors (1970) (link)
  70. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide by ZZ Top (1979) (link)
  71. Mistadabolina by Del tha Funkee Homosapien (1991) (link)
  72. Everybody’s Talkin’ by Fred Neil (1969) (link)
  73. For the Love of Money by The O’Jays (1973) (link)
  74. Maggie May by Rod Stewart (1971) (link)
  75. Rockit by Henry Hancock (1983) (link)
  76. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera and Linda Perry (2002) (link)
  77. We Belong by Pat Benetar (1984) (link)
  78. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty (1978) (link)
  79. Joey by Concrete Blonde (1990) (link)
  80. Cruel Summer by Bananarama (1983) (link)
  81. Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles (1986) (link)
  82. Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Karnes (1981) (link)
  83. Grindin’ by Clipse (2002) (link)
  84. Tennessee by Arrested Development (1992) (link)
  85. 99 Red Balloons by Nena (1983) (link)
  86. Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum (1969) (link)
  87. Me and Jesus the Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night by The Coup (1998) (link)
  88. Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia (2005) (link)
  89. Man on the Corner by Genesis (1982) (link)
  90. Rehab by Amy Winehouse (2006) (link)
  91. Drift Away by John Henry Kurt (1972)/Dobie Gray (1973) (link)
  92. The ’59 Sound by Gaslight Anthem (2008) (link)
  93. Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984) (link)
  94. Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton (1981) (link)
  95. Stuck in the Middle with You by Steeler’s Wheel (1972) (link)
  96. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J (1990) (link)
  97. Been Caught Stealing by Janes Addiction (1990) (link)
  98. Physical by Olivia Newton John (1981) (link)
  99. Airplanes by B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams (2010) (link)
  100. I Need a Dollar by Aloe Blacc (2010) (link)
  101. The One That You Love by Air Supply (1981) (link)
  102. El Paso by Marty Robbins (1959) (link)
  103. Pump Up the Volume by MARRS (1987) (link)
  104. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (1983) (link)
  105. Come A Long Way by Michelle Shocked (1992) (link)
  106. Pop Goes the Weasel  by 3rd Bass (1991) (link)
  107. Key Largo by Bertie Higgins (1981) (link)

And in other GOATS:

  • Top 10 Rolling Stones albums (link)