Top 25 Songs of All Time

I'm writing a new record right now that I'm very excited about. This is the one I've been wanting to write for a while but has somehow been pushed to the side again and again. I think its the best stuff I've ever done, and in honor of trying to make some unforgetable tracks of my own I thought it would be fun to try to tap into my favorite songs of all time.

This was no easy task. It started with 100, then down to 80, and so on. If I'm being perfectly honest, I probably could have picked most of the songs by just using The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Neil Young. BUT, I wanted to push myself to think a little more than that. So, without further ado, here are my favorite songs of all time based on: favorite bands, favorite albums, catchy pop tunes, good vibes, emotional connections, and overall writer's envy. I feel like I'm missing some good tracks here, and will most likely want to make changes 2 weeks from now. That being said, let the arguments begin! 

Top 25 Songs of All Time


1. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times- The Beach Boys

2. Tell Me Why- Neil Young

3. Two of Us- The Beatles

4. Rock and Roll- The Velvet Underground

5. God Only Knows- The Beach Boys

6. Beast of Burden- The Rolling Stones

7. Golden Years- David Bowie

8. Strangers- The Kinks

9. Fruits of My Labor- Lucinda Williams

10. The Way I Feel Inside- The Zombies

11. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey- Paul McCartney

12. Ooh La La- Faces

13. She’s a Jar- Wilco

14. I Want You- Bob Dylan

15. Into the Mystic- Van Morrison

16. Let Down- Radiohead

17. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac

18. The Only Living Boy in New York- Simon and Garfunkel

19. Mambo Sun- T. Rex

20. Oh Yoko- John Lennon

21. This Guy’s in Love With You- Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass

22. Dear Someone- Gillian Welch

23. Major Label Debut- Broken Social Scene

24. My Sweet Lord- George Harrison

25. With or Without You- U2


Honorable Mention: Surf’s Up- The Beach Boys, Breakdown- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Harvest Moon- Neil Young, Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones, Landslide- Fleetwood Mac, Summertime- The Zombies, Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles, Dear John- Ryan Adams, Listen to Her Heart- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Do You Realize??- The Flaming Lips, Ashes of American Flags- Wilco, Sleeping Lessons- The Shins, Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem, Secret Garden- Bruce Springsteen, Lost Cause- Beck