500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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

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Kelly Clarkson, 'Since U Been Gone'

482. Kelly Clarkson, 'Since U Been Gone'

Writers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin
Producers: Dr. Luke, Martin
Released: Nov. '04, RCA
46 weeks; No. 2

Pop gurus Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald wrote this indignant track with Pink in mind, but Clarkson's A&R rep snatched it up for the first-ever American Idol. The result was a career-making hit that gave teen pop a feisty new template. "I went to see Foo Fighters when I was off in Texas," Clarkson said, "and the first thing Dave Grohl said to me was, 'I love that song!' "

Appears on: Breakaway (RCA)

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