Les 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps selon Rolling Stone

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Les 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps (500 Greatest songs of all time) est un classement établi en 2003 par le magazine Rolling Stone et se compose uniquement de chansons d'origine anglo-saxonne de différents styles. Il est constitué d'un ensemble de 172 musiciens et personnalités de l'industrie du disque. Certains artistes sont présents à de nombreuses reprises dans cette liste, dont The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, U2 ou encore Bob Dylan .

Statistiques[modifier | modifier le code]

Décennie Nombres de chansons Pourcentage
Années 1940 1 0,2
Années 1950 72 14,4
Années 1960 204 40,8
Années 1970 141 28,2
Années 1980 57 11,4
Années 1990 22 4,4
Années 2000 3 0,6
  • Avec 23 chansons présentes dans la liste, The Beatles est le groupe musical le plus représenté dans cette liste. John Lennon est le seul artiste à avoir plusieurs de ses chansons placées dans le Top 10 (en tant que membre des The Beatles et en tant que chanteur solo). The Beatles sont suivis par The Rolling Stones avec 14 chansons présentes dans la liste, Bob Dylan avec 13 titres, Elvis Presley avec 11 titres, U2 et ses 8 titres présents dans la liste. Les Beach Boys et Jimi Hendrix sont à égalité avec sept chansons respectives dans cette liste.
  • Trois chansons apparaissent par deux fois dans la liste, interprétées par des artistes différents : Mr. Tambourine Man, chantée par Bob Dylan et The Byrds, Blue Suede Shoes par Elvis Presley et Carl Perkins et Walk This Way par Aerosmith et Run-DMC.

Classement détaillé[modifier | modifier le code]

Rang Interprète Titre
1 Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone
2 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
3 John Lennon Imagine
4 Marvin Gaye What's Going On
5 Aretha Franklin Respect
6 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
7 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
8 The Beatles Hey Jude
9 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
10 Ray Charles What'd I Say
11 The Who My Generation
12 Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come
13 The Beatles Yesterday
14 Bob Dylan Blowin' in the Wind
15 The Clash London Calling
16 The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand
17 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze
18 Chuck Berry Maybellene
19 Elvis Presley Hound Dog
20 The Beatles Let It Be
21 Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
22 The Ronettes Be My Baby
23 The Beatles In My Life
24 The Impressions People Get Ready
25 The Beach Boys God Only Knows
26 Otis Redding (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay
27 Derek and the Dominos Layla
28 The Beatles A Day in the Life
29 The Beatles Help!
30 Johnny Cash I Walk the Line
31 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
32 The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
33 Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High
34 The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
35 The Doors Light My Fire
36 U2 One
37 Bob Marley No Woman, No Cry
38 The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
39 Buddy Holly and the Crickets That'll Be the Day
40 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Dancing in the Street
41 The Band The Weight
42 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset
43 Little Richard Tutti-Frutti
44 Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind
45 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
46 David Bowie Heroes
47 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower
48 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
49 The Eagles Hotel California
50 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles The Tracks of My Tears
51 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five The Message
52 Prince When Doves Cry
53 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman
54 The Kingsmen Louie Louie
55 Little Richard Long Tall Sally
56 The Sex Pistols Anarchy in the U.K.
57 Procol Harum Whiter Shade of Pale
58 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
59 Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin
60 Al Green Let's Stay Together
61 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
62 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
63 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth
64 The Beatles She Loves You
65 Cream Sunshine of Your Love
66 Bob Marley and the Wailers Redemption Song
67 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
68 Bob Dylan Tangled Up in Blue
69 Roy Orbison Crying
70 Dionne Warwick Walk On By
71 James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
72 The Beach Boys California Girls
73 Stevie Wonder Superstition
74 Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues
75 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
76 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever
77 Elvis Presley Mystery Train
78 James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)
79 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
80 The Kinks You Really Got Me
81 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine
82 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
83 The Beatles Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
84 The Police Every Breath You Take
85 Patsy Cline Crazy
86 Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road
87 Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
88 The Temptations My Girl
89 The Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin'
90 The Five Satins In the Still of the Night
91 Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
92 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop
93 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
94 Little Richard Good Golly, Miss Molly
95 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
96 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire
97 Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
98 Al Green Love and Happiness
99 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son
100 Gnarls Barkley Crazy
101 The Rolling Stones You Can't Always Get What You Want
102 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
103 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-A-Lula
104 Donna Summer Hot Stuff
105 Stevie Wonder Living for the City
106 Simon and Garfunkel The Boxer
107 Bob Dylan Mr. Tambourine Man
108 Buddy Holly and the Crickets Not Fade Away
109 Prince Little Red Corvette
110 Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
111 Otis Redding I've Been Loving You too Long (to Stop Now)
112 Hank Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
113 Elvis Presley That's All Right
114 The Drifters Up on the Roof
115 Sam Cooke You Send Me
116 The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women
117 Al Green Take Me to the River
118 Beyonce feat. Jay-Z Crazy in Love
119 The Isley Brothers Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
120 Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
121 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
122 Ben E. King Stand By Me
123 The Animals The House of the Rising Sun
124 James Brown It's A Man's Man's Man's World
125 The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
126 The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow
127 Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll
128 David Bowie Changes
129 Chuck Berry Rock & Roll Music
130 Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild
131 Rod Stewart Maggie May
132 U2 With or Without You
133 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love?
134 The Who Won't Get Fooled Again
135 Wilson Pickett In the Midnight Hour
136 The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
137 Elton John Your Song
138 The Beatles Eleanor Rigby
139 Sly and the Family Stone Family Affair
140 The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There
141 Led Zeppelin Kashmir
142 The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do Is Dream
143 James Brown and His Famous Flames Please, Please, Please
144 Prince and the Revolution Purple Rain
145 Ramones I Wanna Be Sedated
146 Sly and the Family Stone Everyday People
147 The B-52's Rock Lobster
148 Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee
149 Iggy Pop Lust for Life
150 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown
151 The Byrds Eight Miles High
152 The Penguins Earth Angel
153 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Foxey Lady
154 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
155 Buddy Holly and the Crickets Rave On
156 Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary
157 Simon and Garfunkel The Sounds of Silence
158 The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes for You
159 Bill Haley and His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
160 U2 Moment of Surrender
161 The Velvet Underground I'm Waiting for the Man
162 Public Enemy Bring the Noise
163 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
164 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You
165 Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
166 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
167 Tracy Chapman Fast Car
168 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
169 The Temptations Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
170 R.E.M. Losing My Religion
171 Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now
172 Jay-Z 99 Problems
173 Aerosmith Dream On
174 Abba Dancing Queen
175 The Sex Pistols God Save the Queen
176 The Rolling Stones Paint it Black
177 The Bobby Fuller Four I Fought the Law
178 The Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby
179 Tom Petty Free Fallin'
180 Big Star September Gurls
181 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
182 OutKast Hey Ya!
183 Booker T. and the MG's Green Onions
184 The Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me
185 B.B. King The Thrill is Gone
186 The Beatles Please Please Me
187 Bob Dylan Desolation Row
188 Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll Stop the Rain
189 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)
190 AC/DC Back in Black
191 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
192 Bob Dylan Knockin' on Heaven's Door
193 Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird
194 Amy Winehouse Rehab
195 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman
196 The Drifters There Goes My Baby
197 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue
198 Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O'Mine
199 The Chantels Maybe
200 Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
201 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe
202 Parliament Flash Light
203 Beck Loser
204 New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
205 The Beatles Come Together
206 Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street
207 Otis Redding Try a Little Tenderness
208 Bill Withers Lean on Me
209 The Four Tops Reach Out, I'll Be There
210 The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love
211 Them Gloria
212 The Beach Boys In My Room
213  ? and the Mysterians 96 Tears
214 The Beach Boys Caroline, No
215 Prince 1999
216 Neil Young Rockin' in the Free World
217 Hank Williams Your Cheatin' Heart
218 The Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic
219 Dolly Parton Jolene
220 John Lee Hooker Boom Boom
221 Howlin' Wolf Spoonful
222 The Left Banke Walk Away Renee
223 Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side
224 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman
225 Sly and the Family Stone Dance to the Music
226 Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man
227 James Taylor Fire and Rain
228 The Clash Should I Stay or Should I Go
229 Chic Good Times
230 Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
231 Van Morrison Moondance
232 Bob Dylan Just Like a Woman
233 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
234 Roy Orbison Only the Lonely
235 The Animals We Gotta Get Out of This Place
236 M.I.A. Paper Planes
237 The Byrds I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
238 Buddy Holly and the Crickets Everyday
239 Ray Charles I Got a Woman
240 Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force Planet Rock
241 Patsy Cline I Fall to Pieces
242 Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man
243 Dion The Wanderer
244 Sly and the Family Stone Stand!
245 Elton John Rocket Man
246 The B-52's Love Shack
247 The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'
248 Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
249 The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
250 Sly and the Family Stone Hot Fun in the Summertime
251 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight
252 Aretha Franklin Chain of Fools
253 Black Sabbath Paranoid
254 The Drifters Money Honey
255 Bobby Darin Mack the Knife
256 Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes
257 Radiohead Paranoid Android
258 AC/DC Highway to Hell
259 Blondie Heart of Glass
260 Bob Dylan Mississippi
261 The Troggs Wild Thing
262 The Who I Can See For Miles
263 The Dells Oh, What A Night
264 Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
265 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground
266 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby
267 The Crystals He's A Rebel
268 Randy Newman Sail Away
269 The Ronettes Walking in the Rain
270 Archie Bell and The Drells Tighten Up
271 New York Dolls Personality Crisis
272 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
273 Kanye West Jesus Walks
274 The Modern Lovers Roadrunner
275 George Jones He Stopped Loving Her Today
276 The Beach Boys Sloop John B
277 Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen
278 The Beatles Something
279 Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love
280 Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
281 The Staple Singers I'll Take You There
282 David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
283 The Cure Pictures of You
284 The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love
285 Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
286 The White Stripes Seven Nation Army
287 Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life
288 Joni Mitchell Help Me
289 Blondie Call Me
290 Elvis Costello and the Attractions (What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding
291 Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightning
292 Pavement Summer Babe (Winter Version)
293 Run-DMC Walk This Way
294 Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)
295 The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
296 Eminem feat. Dido Stan
297 The Zombies She's Not There
298 The Clash Train in Vain
299 Al Green Tired of Being Alone
300 Led Zeppelin Black Dog
301 The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man
302 Bob Marley and the Wailers Get Up, Stand Up
303 Neil Young Heart of Gold
304 Prince Sign 'O' The Times
305 Blondie One Way or Another
306 Madonna Like A Prayer
307 Daft Punk One More Time
308 Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
309 Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
310 The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
311 The Beatles With a Little Help From My Friends
312 James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
313 The Jam That's Entertainment
314 Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love
315 Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops
316 Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do With It
317 Black Sabbath Iron Man
318 The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie
319 Roy Orbison In Dreams
320 Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You
321 Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
322 The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
323 Elvis Costello Alison
324 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
325 Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers to Cross
326 Alice Cooper School's Out
327 Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
328 Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker
329 Neil Young Cortez the Killer
330 Public Enemy Fight the Power
331 Patti Smith Group Dancing Barefoot
332 The Supremes Baby Love
333 The Young Rascals Good Lovin'
334 James Brown Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
335 Jerry Butler and The Impressions For Your Precious Love
336 The Doors The End
337 Earth Wind and Fire Way of the World
338 Queen We Will Rock You
339 Bonnie Raitt I Can't Make You Love Me
340 Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues
341 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky
342 The Velvet Underground Sweet Jane
343 The Rolling Stones Wild Horses
344 Michael Jackson Beat It
345 U2 Beautiful Day
346 Aerosmith Walk This Way
347 Paul McCartney Maybe I'm Amazed
348 The Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On
349 The Who Baba O'Riley
350 Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come
351 Dion Runaround Sue
352 Lavern Baker Jim Dandy
353 Big Brother and the Holding Company Piece of My Heart
354 Ritchie Valens La Bamba
355 Dr. Dre and 2Pac California Love
356 Elton John Candle in the Wind
357 The Isley Brothers That Lady (Part 1 and 2)
358 Ben E. King Spanish Harlem
359 Little Eva The Loco-Motion
360 The Platters The Great Pretender
361 Elvis Presley All Shook Up
362 Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
363 Elvis Costello Watching the Detectives
364 Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
365 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
366 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Little Wing
367 Martha and the Vandellas Nowhere to Run
368 Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working
369 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song
370 The Beatles All You Need is Love
371 The Clash Complete Control
372 The Box Tops The Letter
373 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
374 The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
375 Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love
376 Cream White Room
377 Depeche Mode Personal Jesus
378 Bo Diddley I'm a Man
379 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Wind Cries Mary
380 The Who I Can't Explain
381 Television Marquee Moon
382 Sam Cooke Wonderful World
383 Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man
384 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
385 Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
386 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps
387 Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack
388 U2 Pride (In the Name of Love)
389 R.E.M. Radio Free Europe
390 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
391 Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is
392 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony
393 The Allman Brothers Band Whipping Post
394 The Beatles Ticket to Ride
395 Crosby Stills, Nash and Young Ohio
396 Eric B. and Rakim Know You Got Soul
397 Elton John Tiny Dancer
398 The Police Roxanne
399 The Temptations Just My Imagination
400 The Four Tops Baby I Need Your Loving
401 The Lovin' Spoonful Summer in the City
402 The Five Stairsteps O-o-h Child
403 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love
404 The Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)
405 Blue Öyster Cult (Don't Fear) the Reaper
406 Big Star Thirteen
407 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
408 Metallica Enter Sandman
409 The Shirelles Tonight's the Night
410 Sly and the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
411 Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody
412 Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z Umbrella
413 Bob Dylan Visions of Johanna
414 Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
415 Nirvana In Bloom
416 Aerosmith Sweet Emotion
417 Pixies Monkey Gone to Heaven
418 Donna Summer I Feel Love
419 Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe
420 Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It
421 The Coasters Young Blood
422 The Four Tops Can't Help Myself
423 Don Henley The Boys of Summer
424 The Notorious B.I.G. Juicy
425 N.W.A Fuck tha Police
426 Crosby Stills and Nash Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
427 Dr. Dre Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
428 The Isley Brothers It's Your Thing
429 Billy Joel Piano Man
430 Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
431 The Smiths William, It Was Really Nothing
432 Green Day American Idiot
433 Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice
434 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water
435 U2 New Year's Day
436 Solomon Burke Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
437 The Clash (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
438 Fats Domino Ain't It a Shame
439 Gladys Knight and the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia
440 Led Zeppelin Ramble On
441 Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
442 Love Alone Again Or
443 The Rolling Stones Beast of Burden
444 Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
445 The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog
446 Salt 'n Pepa Push It
447 John Cougar Mellencamp Pink Houses
448 50 Cent In Da Club
449 The Dell-Vikings Come Go With Me
450 Bob Marley and the Wailers I Shot the Sheriff
451 Sonny and Cher I Got You Babe
452 Nirvana Come As You Are
453 Toots and the Maytals Pressure Drop
454 The Shangri-Las Leader of the Pack
455 The Velvet Underground Heroin
456 The Beatles Penny Lane
457 Chubby Checker The Twist
458 Sam Cooke Cupid
459 Guns N' Roses Paradise City
460 George Harrison My Sweet Lord
461 Ramones Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
462 Nirvana All Apologies
463 Sam and Dave Soul Man
464 Prince and the Revolution Kiss
465 Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone
466 Missy Elliott Get Ur Freak On
467 Jay-Z Featuring UGK Big Pimpin'
468 The Staple Singers Respect Yourself
469 The Beatles Rain
470 The Four Tops Standing in the Shadows of Love
471 Cheap Trick Surrender
472 Del Shannon Runaway
473 Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle
474 Van Morrison Into the Mystic
475 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
476 Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman — Do Right Man
477 The Smiths How Soon Is Now?
478 The Strokes Last Nite
479 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is
480 Beastie Boys Sabotage
481 Rick James Super Freak
482 Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone
483 Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
484 Justin Timberlake Cry Me a River
485 LaBelle Lady Marmalade
486 David Bowie Young Americans
487 Alice Cooper I'm Eighteen
488 The Cure Just Like Heaven
489 The Drifters Under the Boardwalk
490 Coldplay Clocks
491 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N Roll
492 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
493 MGMT Time to Pretend
494 R. Kelly Ignition (Remix)
495 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
496 Jackson Browne Running on Empty
497 Bruce Springsteen The Rising
498 The Rolling Stones Miss You
499 Weezer Buddy Holly
500 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

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  1. 307 Daft Punk, 'One More Time'

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