500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

M.I.A., 'Paper Planes'

236. M.I.A., 'Paper Planes'

Writers: M.I.A., Diplo
Diplo, Switch
August '07, Interscope
21 weeks; No. 4

Maya Arulpragasam cheerfully threatens to steal your money, over a sample of the Clash's "Straight to Hell." The unlikely hit took off thanks to its inclusion in the Pineapple Express trailer. "The other songs on the chart were Katy Perry and the Jonas Brothers," says M.I.A. "Then you saw 'Paper Planes' and it's cool because there's hope: 'Thank God the future's here.'"

Appears on: Kala (Interscope)

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