For the primary time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has up to date their iconic listing of the five hundred best songs of all time.
In accordance with the listing’s intro, over 250 “artists, writers and industry figures” have been recruited to take part in a ballot of practically 4,000 songs to re-determine what the highest 500 are. The unique listing was made in 2004 and the business has seen an excessive amount of change since then.
The coveted first spot goes to Aretha Franklin for her model of “Respect,” initially recorded by Otis Redding. The track has lately seen a surge in recognition following the Queen of Soul’s lately launched biopic of the same name.
The second spot on the listing goes to Public Enemy’s “Struggle the Energy.”
Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” (No. 3), Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” (No. 4) and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (No. 5) spherical out the highest 5.
The up to date listing nonetheless places basic acts like The Beatles, Stevie Surprise and Fleetwood Mac in its greater spots, however the prime 50 now include entries from newer acts like Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Robyn – all of whom scored excessive spots for songs launched after the unique’s publication.
Different newer acts honored by the brand new listing embody pop sensation Lizzo, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and extra.
The truth is, the highest 5 is noticeably completely different this time round, as the 2004 version put “Like a Rolling Stone” within the No. 1 slot whereas The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (No. 2), John Lennon’s “Think about” (No. 3), Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” (No. 4) and Franklin’s “Respect” (No. 5) rounded out the highest 5.