Rock on the Net has ranked the top pop songs that charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100. They continue to modify as new songs chart on The ARC Weekly Top 40. Check Rock on the Net for additional lists and ranking. They also list a variety or "top" lists compiled by VH1. The list shown below is was compiled by VH1 in 2000. Dave Topmkins Music Database is another good source to find a varietly of top song categories.


Rank Song Artist
1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones
2 Respect Aretha Franklin
3 Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin
4 Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
5 Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
6 Hotel California Eagles
7 Light My Fire The Doors
8 Good Vibrations Beach Boys
9 Hey Jude The Beatles
10 Imagine John Lennon
11 Louie Louie The Kingsmen
12 Yesterday The Beatles
13 My Generation The Who
14 What's Going On Marvin Gaye
15 Johnny B.Goode Chuck Berry
16 Layla Derek & The Dominos
17 Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
18 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
19 American Pie Don McLean
20 A Day In The Life The Beatles
21 I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
22 Superstition Stevie Wonder
23 I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
24 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
25 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix
26 Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones
27 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
28 You Really Got Me The Kinks
29 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
30 Bridge Over Troubled Waters Simon &Garfunkel
31 Hound Dog Elvis Presley
32 Let It Be The Beatles
33 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
34 All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
35 Walk This Way Aerosmith
36 My Girl The Temptations
37 (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets
38 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
39 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
40 Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
41 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
42 Every Breath You Take The Police
43 What'd I Say Ray Charles
44 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
45 That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly & The Crickets
46 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
47 Dream On Aerosmith
48 California Dreamin' Mamas & The Papas
49 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrisson
50 Wild Thing The Troggs
51 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
52 Beat It Michael Jackson
53 Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
54 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
55 For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
56 Blowin' In The Wind Bob Dylan
57 Twist And Shout The Beatles
58 Piano Man Billy Joel
59 She Loves You The Beatles
60 Space Oddity David Bowie
61 Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
62 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
63 Crazy Patsy Cline
64 London Calling The Clash
65 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Rolling Stones
66 Rock & Roll Led Zeppelin
67 Let's Stay Together Al Green
68 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
69 Maggie May Rod Stewart
70 Your Song Elton John
71 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
72 God Only Knows Beach Boys
73 The Twist Chubby Checker
74 Good Golly, Miss Molly Little Richard
75 Sunshine Of Your Love Cream
76 California Girls Beach Boys
77 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
78 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
79 A Hard Day's Night The Beatles
80 Fire And Rain James Taylor
81 Gloria Them
82 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
83 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
84 More Than A Feeling Boston
85 Roxanne The Police
86 We Are The Champions Queen
87 Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan
88 Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane
89 Stand By Me Ben E. King
90 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis
91 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
92 When Doves Cry Prince & The Revolution
93 In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
94 Gimme Some Lovin' Spencer Davis Group
95 Jump Van Halen
96 Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen
97 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
98 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
99 We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters
100 Papa Was A Rolling Stone The Temptations