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Ranker.com's Top 50 Best Songs of All Time (2020 Edition)

Everyone always wants to know what are the best songs of all time, so it's only fair to get as many people to weigh in as possible. To that end, music lovers have voted for their favorite songs of all time, from the earliest recordings to the latest radio hits. For this list, we're not looking for the best-selling singles or even the most streamed songs. (Ranked in descending order, #1 to #50.)
What people really want to know is simply what are the most popular and best songs of all time.
Both ensemble performances by bands and solo performances are allowed, along with covers and remixes. And really, that's for the best because the original singer may not have been the best. But to find out which version is truly better, let's see which one is higher on the rankings.
This ranking cares not about genre.
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made by Raunak Xrestha
avg. score: 31 of 50 (62%)
required scores: 1, 24, 30, 35, 40 

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Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Penny Lane - The Beatles
3
Help! - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
4
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
5
The Motivator - T. Rex
The Motivator - T. Rex
6
Riders on the Storm- The Doors
Riders on the Storm- The Doors
7
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
8
In My Life - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
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9
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
10
Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys
11
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
12
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
13
Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
14
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
15
Monotones - Book of Love
Monotones - Book of Love
16
Wimp - The Zeros
Wimp - The Zeros
17
Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
18
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python
19
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones
I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) - The Rolling Stones
20
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Wild Thing - The Troggs
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21
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
22
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
23
Yesterday - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
24
Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper
Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper
25
Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
26
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
27
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
28
Expressway to Your Heart - Soul Survivors
Expressway to Your Heart - Soul Survivors
29
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
30
Lady O - The Turtles
Lady O - The Turtles
31
At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors
At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors
32
The Seeds, Pushin' Too Hard
The Seeds, Pushin' Too Hard
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33
She Shook Me Cold -  David Bowie
She Shook Me Cold - David Bowie
34
Love Me Two Times - The Doors
Love Me Two Times - The Doors
35
Get a Job - The Silhouettes
Get a Job - The Silhouettes
36
Somebody's Been Sleeping - 100 Proof Aged in Soul
Somebody's Been Sleeping - 100 Proof Aged in Soul
37
White Room - Cream
White Room - Cream
38
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
39
White Port and Lemon Juice the Mothers of Invention
White Port and Lemon Juice the Mothers of Invention
40
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
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