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How We Made the Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far List

The editors of ‘Rolling Stone’ polled the following blue-ribbon panel of artists, record producers, industry professionals and music journalists

How We Made the Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far ListHow We Made the Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far List


To compile our list the 100 Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far, we reached out to a large group of artists, producers, critics and industry experts who sent us ranked lists of their favorite songs. The list was determined by ballot. Voters submitted their 25 favorite songs of the century, which were tabulated and used to create our final ranking.

You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. We’ve relaunched the magazine with a new look and we think this list perfectly embodies our commitment to giving you the deepest sense of the best music happening now and shaping the future.

Cliff Burnstein, Q Prime Artist Management
Patrick Carney, The Black Keys
Julian Casablancas, The Strokes, the Voidz
Charli XCX
Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips
Britt Daniel, Spoon
DJ Khaled
Steven Drozd, The Flaming Lips
Paul Epworth
Noel Gallagher, Oasis, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
John Gourley, Portugal. The Man
Thom Sonny Green, Alt-J
David Guetta
Jim James, My Morning Jacket
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records
Bridget Kearney, Lake Street Dive
Greta Kline, Frankie Cosmos
Avril Lavigne
Dua Lipa
Courtney Love, Hole
Colin Meloy, The Decemberists
French Montana
Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian
Rita Ora
Rachel Price, Lake Street Dive
Quavo, Migos
Mark Ronson
Andrew Savage, Parquet Courts
M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold
Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy
Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest
Justin Tranter
Lars Ulrich, Metallica
Butch Vig, Garbage
Adam Weiner, Low Cut Connie
Pete Wentz, Fall Out Boy


David Browne
Andrew Casillas
Cameron Crowe
Anthony DeCurtis
Jon Dolan
Patrick Doyle
Michael Endelman
Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Suzy Exposito
Jason Fine
Leor Galil
Sarah Grant
Andy Greene
Kory Grow
Shirley Halperin
Rob Harvilla
Will Hermes
Christian Hoard
Steven Hyden
Maura Johnston
Joe Levy
Alan Light
Kurt Loder
Greil Marcus
Jason Newman
Kevin O’Donnell
Michelle Ofiwe
Jerry Portwood
Justin Ravitz
Isabela Raygoza
Mosi Reeves
Austin Scaggs
Rob Sheffield
Hank Shteamer
Brittany Spanos
Simon Vozick-Levinson
Barry Walters
Jonah Weiner
Christopher R. Weingarten


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