Top 100 Songs of All Time

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100. Sultans Of Ping FC – “Where’s Me Jumper” (1992)
99. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
98. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
97. The Beat – “Save It For Later”
96. Belle And Sebastian – “Sleep The Clock Around”
95. Gladys Knight – “License To Kill”
94. Al Green – “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”
93. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers – “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
92. Girls Aloud – “Love Machine”
91. Ike And Tina Turner – “River Deep, Mountain High”

90. The Only Ones – “Another Girl Another Planet”
89.5 Skeletal Family – “Promised Land”
89. REEL 2 REEL feat THE MAD STUNTMAN – “I Like To Move It”
88. Subway Sect – “Ambition”
87. Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”
86. Janet Kay – “Silly Games”
85. Teddybears STHLM ft Mad Cobra – “Cobrastyle”
84. Pulp – “Babies”
83. Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”
82. Jimmy Cliff – “Many Rivers To Cross”
81. The JAMMS – It’s Grim Up North

80. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
79. Kim Wilde – “Cambodia”
78. Culture Beat – “Mr. Vain”
77. Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
76. Shystie – “Woman’s World”
75. Art Garfunkel – “Bright Eyes”
74. Urban Cookie Collective – “The Key, The Secret”<
73. Smiley Culture – “Police Officer”
72. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Wee Rule”
71. Jay-Z – “The Takeover”

70. Aqua – “Lollipop (Candyman)”
69. Anthrax and Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
68. The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
67. The Velvelettes – “Needle In A Haystack”
66. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen”
65. TEARS FOR FEARS – Pale Shelter
63. TAKE THAT – Back For Good
62. GLEN CAMPBELL – Wichita Lineman
61. CARL DOUGLAS – Kung Fu Fighting

60. DIANA ROSS – “Upside Down”
59. C+C MUSIC FACTORY – “Things That Make You Go Hmmm”
58. SHANGRI LAS – “Leader Of The Pack”
56. MARVIN GAYE – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
55. DAVID BOWIE – “Suffragette City”
54. WILL YOUNG – “Leave Right Now”
53. Wham! – Wham Rap
52. Joe Jackson – It’s Different For Girls
51. WHIGFIELD- “Think Of You”

50. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
48. Glenn Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
46. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
45. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
44. The Selecter – On My Radio
43. Stina Nordenstam – Little Star
42. Abba – The Winner Takes It All
41. t.a.T.u. – Not Gonna Get Us

40. Led Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song”
39. Awesome Toys – Do The Fury Boogie
38. Kenickie – Punka
38. BALTIMORA – Tarzan Boy
37. T-REX – Metal Guru
36. KLF – Justified And Ancient
35. Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
34. Shanice – I Love Your Smile
33. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
32. Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood
31. Prince – “I Would Die 4 U”

30. White Town- “Your Woman”
29. PJ & Duncan AKA – Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
28. The Jam – Going Underground
27. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
26. The Human League – Open Your Heart
25. MADONNA – “Into The Groove”
24. RACHEL STEVENS – Some Girls
23. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
22. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
21. Scooter – Ramp! (The Logical Song)

20. Chic – Good Times
19. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
18. The AlkoholiKs Only When I’m Drunk
17. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
16. EAST 17 – “House Of Love”
15. THE FUTUREHEADS – “The Hounds Of Love”
14. SHIRLEY BASSEY “Goldfinger”
13. Busted- Air Hostess
12. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
11. MR OIZO – “Flat Beat”

10. West Side Story OBC – “America”
9. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
8. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – There, There, My Dear
7. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
6. Eartha Kitt’s “Just an Old Fashioned Girl”
5. Belle And Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
4. Madonna -”Like A Prayer”
3. Shaggy – Boombastic
2. THE TRAMMPS – “Disco Inferno”
1. PET SHOP BOYS – “Always On My Mind/In My House”


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  1. 126
    RS on 28 Sep 2008 #

    I’m embaressed for you. Have you never heard of Oasis? The Beetles? Michael Jackson? Come on. You have Girls Aloud up in the same list as Led Zeppelin. What is wrong with you? I can’t believe I’ve wasted my time so appalingly.
    But one last thing..

  2. 127
    Tom on 28 Sep 2008 #

    Sorry, I have actually never heard of the Beetles.

  3. 128
    Alice on 28 Sep 2008 #

    its err its funny coausr the guy who was like
    I’m embaressed for you. Have you never heard of Oasis? The Beetles? Michael Jackson?
    was trying to be all high and mighy and spelt the beatles wrong

  4. 129
    this-sucks-ass on 15 Oct 2008 #

    THIS IS SHIT….. not the list. all u guys who waste more of ur time slagging it than finding another f**kin list. why. yes list is not vry good. but look at the background of the website. does tht not tell u somethin??/????? assholes

  5. 130
    lol on 3 Nov 2008 #

    bull shit

  6. 131
    urmom on 20 Nov 2008 #

    i think the person who wrote this list had some major issues, hey while your at it why not put the theme tune to balomory on there, or maybe the cheeky girls?

    thought not…..rewrite the list for all that is good god damn it!


  7. 132
    yuppiescum on 20 Nov 2008 #

    Top 100 people with apparently no taste


  8. 133
    Jen. on 6 Dec 2008 #

    This is a crappy website!

  9. 134
    Jen. on 6 Dec 2008 #

    But.. sorry for that comment, guys i’d like to see YOU try make one of these. C’mon though.. Aqua.. Not even Barbie Girl either!

  10. 135
    Bethh on 11 Dec 2008 #

    wheres micheal jackson, eric clapton, tori amos, oasis etc :|

    oh well each to their own people may disagree with mine :L


  11. 136
    scarlett on 12 Dec 2008 #

    You are so stupid we cant just waste our time loging on your website every time we want to see the top 30 Man I know now that my friend is such a lunatic for recomending this stupid website. And where are all the great singers like justin timberlake and chris brown and the others instead of these stupid poeple!

  12. 137
    pete on 17 Dec 2008 #

    scarlett, please be kidding …

    oh, and most of these top 100 lists are crap .. because they are based on opinion, not fact. but this list is one of the worst!

  13. 138
    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 17 Dec 2008 #

    this list is based on science

  14. 139
    Matthew on 20 Dec 2008 #

    This is the most awesome Top 100 list I think I’ve ever seen, and this when it only has 64 songs on it (to date).

    I love and am freakishly intimidated by the FT aesthetic of taking some of the most sneered-at, (superficially) no-brow music in history and subjecting it to stringent levels of indie-snob-type fanalysis. Just who is it all meant to be for? I don’t know, but apparently I’m one of them.

  15. 140
    kevin k on 4 Jan 2009 #

    I love how half these dudes denouncing this list recommend Oasis.

  16. 141
    Benjamin Love on 14 Jan 2009 #

    I looked at the list and chose a few songs I had forgotten about like “Teenage Kicks” by The Undertones and “On My Radio” by The Selecter to download from Limewire. Top work my friend because without you publishing this list I would not have remembered I loved these 2 songs – nice one brother/sister??

    By the way I can’t believe all of you whiny assed knob jockeys who chose to abuse whoever published this list! Can you all not just respect someone’s OWN choice and their decision to publish it!!

    All you orrible cunts who chose to abuse whoever wrote this are all proof that shit can grow fingers and type!! I also bet you all were the first in your families not to grow tails weren’t ya? Yea I don’t know what all your problems are but I bet they’re really hard to pronounce! You’re all depriving villages somewhere of idiots so shuffle off home! When you were all born the doctor slapped your mama’s not your ass!

  17. 142
    Danny on 15 Jan 2009 #

    Queen – We Will rock you
    queen bohemian rhapsody
    queen another one bites the dust

    mariah carey- all i want for christmas is you

    the beatles- hey jude

    elvis- jailhouse rock
    elvis- hound dog
    elvis- love me tender

    Where Are The Classics??!?!?!

  18. 143
    Kurt on 3 Feb 2009 #

    We are the World – Pavarotti and Friends… The Best Song Ever

  19. 144
    anthony on 9 Feb 2009 #

    ok this list sucks. and immigrant song is NOT one of the better zeppelin songs. There should be more zeppelin on there, just because a band is great doesn’t mean they can’t have more songs on a list than anyone else. And I hope you were planning on making Stairway your number 1.

  20. 145
    mickey on 20 Feb 2009 #

    this list was poor… poor.
    lots of one hit wonders with no talent…..

  21. 146
    admin on 11 Mar 2009 #

    REVEALED AT LAST: 30 to 21

  22. 147
    Tom on 11 Mar 2009 #

    There! All you whiners! Joy Division are in there. And only one place below Scooter.

  23. 148
    admin on 11 Mar 2009 #

    commenters should be forced to read “A Note on Methodology”, which says

    “The theory is that people’s truest aesthetic preferences come out under the influence of some substance or other”


    “we’ll be counting these down over the next few months”

    (where few= at least 50)

  24. 149
    Unknown on 30 Mar 2009 #

    On word i think this site should be deleted i am 35 and have never heard of half these where is queen where is micheal jackson rod stewart god get rid of this its so fake!

  25. 150
    ANA on 14 May 2009 #


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