500 Greatest English Songs of All Time

Although this is a cinema website, since songs and music are an inseparable element of films, this list of the greatest English songs has been posted here. Unlike films, selecting the best songs of all time is more arduous and impossible as the tastes and opinions are so varied. But here like in the selection of the greatest films of all time, technicality, impact , content and survival factors have been considered, and moreover the popularity of a song, and how a song could have affected the listeners in their lives. This list unlike many other such lists have included almost the best of all English songs in any genre, such as pop, rock, jazz, blues, reggae, etc. By clicking on the songs, you could enjoy listening to them. 

500 Greatest English Songs of all Time

1.Imagine :John Lennon

2.Blowin’ in the wind :Bob Dylan

3.Strange fruit :Billie Holiday

4.A place in the sun : Stevie Wonder

5.Redemption song: Bob Marley & The Whalers

6.The Earth Song: Michael Jackson

7.What a wonderful World :Louis Armstrong

8.Don’t fence me in :Ella Fitzgerald

9.Hurricane: Bob Dylan

10.Pastime Paradise :Stevie Wonder

11.Get up stand up :Bob Marley & The Whalers

12.Wavin’ flag: k’nnan

13.Dust in the wind :Kansas

14.Man in The Mirror: Michael Jackson

15.Hotel California : Eagles

16.Stairway to Heaven : Ked Zeppelin

17.American pie : Don McLean

18.Talkin’ bout revolution: Tracy Chapman

19.Sunday Bloody Sunday: U2

20.Fragile: Sting

21. I just called to say I love you: Stevie Wonder

22.Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen

23.Sweet Caroline: Neil Diamond

24.We didn’t start the fire: Billie Joel

25.I shot the sheriff: Bob Marley & The Whalers

26.First we take Manhattan:Leonard Cohen

27.Waka waka: Shakira

28.Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan

29.For your love: Stevie Wonder

30.We will rock you: Queen

31.Sorry seems to be the hardest word: Elton John

32.Buffalo Soldier: Bob Marley & The Whalers

33.Fernando: ABBA

34.Let it be : The Beatles

35.Black or White: Michael Jackson

36.The Times They Are A-Changing: Bob Dylan

37.You can’t get always what you want: The Rolling Stones

38.Everybody wants to rule the world: Tears for Fears

39. Old Time Rock & Roll: Bob Seger

40.Can’t help falling in love :Elvis Presley

41.What’s going on: Marvin Gaye

42.Tears in Heaven: Eric Clapton

43.Knockin’ on Heaven’s door : Bob Dylan

44.Beat it : Michael Jackson

45.Comfortably numb: Pink Floyd

46.All of me :Billie Holiday

47.Careless whisper : George Michael

48.Don’t worry be happy :Bobby McFerrin

49.I can’t get no satisfaction: Rolling Stones

50.Suspicious Minds: Elvis Presley

51.Sir Duke : Stevie Wonder

52.Just my imagination : The Temptations

53.Lean on me : Bill Whiters

54.No woman, no cry: Bob Marley & The Whalers

55.Sweet dreams are made of this : Eurythmics

56.I fought the law :Roy Orbison

57.I will always love you :Whitney Huston

58.Is this love: Bob Marley & The Whalers

59.Dance me to the end of love: Leonard Cohen

60.Diamonds on the soles of her shoes :Paul Simon

61.Losing my religion :R.E.M

62.Mr.Tambourine Man: Bob Dylan

63.New Beginning: Tracy Chapman

64.Way of the World : Tina Turner

65.Candle in the wind :Elton John

66.Killing me softly with his song :Roberta Flack

67.You are the sunshine of my life : Stevie Wonder

68.Fast car: Tracy Chapman

69.Lay all your love on me: ABBA

70.Like a prayer : Madonna

71.One love :Bob Marley & The Whalers

72.You can get it if you really want it: Jimmy Cliff

73.Your song: Elton John

74.Love me tender:Elvis Presley

75.I will survive : Gloria Gaynor

76.Superstition :Stevie Wonder

77.It’s my life: Bon Jovi

78.Bilie Jean :Michael Jackson

79.Can’t take my eyes off you : Frankie Valli

80.Woman: John Lennon

81.House of the rising sun : The Animals

82.How deep is your love : Bee Gees

83.Mama Mia: ABBA

84.Moondance:van Morrison

85.One :U2

86.Bye bye love : The Everly Brothers

87.Everyday : Buddy Holly

88.I can see clearly now :Jimmy Cliff

89.Layla :Eric Clapton

90.Oh, PrettyWoman Roy Orbison

91.Stand by me:Ben E.King

92.Waiting in vain: Bob Marley & The Whalers

93.Fortunate son: Creedence Clearwater Revival

94.The revolution will not be televised: Gil-Scott Heron

95.Fight the Power: Public Enemy

96.Brown eyed girl :van Morrison

97.Can’t buy me love : The Beatles

98.Could you be loved : Bob Marley & The Whalers

99.Dancing Queen :ABBA

100.Hit the road Jack: Ray Charles

101.Light my fire: The Doors

102.Satisfy my soul: Bob Marley & The Whalers

103.Ring of fire: Johnny Cash

104.Stayin alive: Bee Gees

105.When I get low, I get high:Ella Fitzgerald

106.What’s Love got to do with it: Tina Turner

107.I love Rock ‘N Roll: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

108.Born in the USA: Bruce Springsteen

109.Russians: Sting

110.Pusherman: Curtis Mayfield

111.Crying: Roy Orbison

112.All you need is love: The Beatles

113.Three little birds: Bob Marley & The Whalers

114.Pride, in the name of love: U2

115.Odds Are: Barenaked Ladies

116.Unchained melody: The Righteous Brothers

117.When doves cry: Prince

118.Got my mind set on you: George Harrison

119.Another one bites the Dust: Queen

120.Free fallin’ : Tom Petty

121.A hard day’s night: The Beatles

122.Against the wind: Bob Seger

123.I’m every woman :Whitney Huston

124.Smile: Nat King Cole

125.Jamming: Bob Marley & The Whalers

126.Across the Lines: Tracy Chapman

127.Mon Cherie amour : Stevie Wonder

128.Don’t be cruel: Elvis Presley

129.Private dancer :Tina Turner

130.Tainted Love: Soft Cell

131.Eye of the Tiger: Survivor

132.A thousand kisses deep : Leonard Cohen

133.When you’re smiling : Louis Armstrong

134.The Sound of Silence : Simon & Garfunkel

135.Tiny dancer: Elton John

136.The nearness of you: Hoagy Carmichael

137.Sweet home Alabama : Lynryd Skynyrd

138.Part time lover :Stevie Wonder

139.The twist: Chubby Checker

140.Georgia on my mind :Ray Charles

141.My eyes adored you : Frankie Valli

142.Under Pressure: Queen

143.You give love a bad name: Bon Jovi

144.Nothing compares 2 U :Snead O’Connor

145.Heaven is a place on earth : Belinda Carlisle

146.Vogue: Madonna

147.It’s not unusual: Tom Jones

148.Save the last dance for me : The Drifters

149.All shook up: Elvis Presley

150.Autumn leaves : Edith Piaf

151.Cecilia : Simon & Garfunkel

152.Twist in my sobriety: Tanita Tiakaram

153.Give me one reason: Tracy Chapman

154.Blue Bayuo: Linda Rondstat

155.She loves you: The Beatles

156.Someone to watch over me : Ella Fitzgerald

157.Don’t stop believin’: Journey

158.Unforgettable : Nat King Cole

159.I believe I can fly: R.Kelly

160.Y.M.C.A: Village People

161.With or without you: U2

162.Constant craving : k.d.Lang

163.Hang on to your love : Sade

164.Carolina in my mind : James Taylor

165.Don’t let me be misunderstood: Santa Esmeralda

166.Every breath you take: The Police

167.Flashdance…What a feeling: Irene Cara

168.Lovers in a Dangerous Time: Barenaked Ladies

169.Heartbreak Hotel: Elvis Presley

170.Gloria: Laura Branigan

171.The great pretender: The Platters

172.Have you ever seen the rain: Creedance Clearwater Revival

173.Heart of glass: Blondie

174.Behind the wall: Tracy Chapman

175.Fields of Gold:Sting

176.America : Simon & Garfunkel

177.Miss Chatelaine: k.d.Lang

178.In my secret life: Leonard Cohen

179.In the still of the night: The Five Satins

180.A kiss to build a dream on: Louis Armstrong

181.Kokomo: The Beach Boys

182.Only the lonely: Roy Orbison

183.For once in my Life: Stevie Wonder

184.Happy: Pharrell Williams

185.Respect: Aretha Franklin

186.Thriller: Michael Jackson

187.How will I know: Whitney Huston

188.Jailhouse Rock: Elvis Presley

189.Once in a Lifetime: Talking Heads

190.Juicy: The Notorious B.I.G.

191.Lola: The Kinks

192.Ma Baker: Boney M

193.One way or another: The Blondie

194.Peggy Sue: Buddy Holly

195.Heart of gold: Neil Young

196.Red, red wine: UB40

197.Self control :Laura Branigan

198.Sittin’ on the dock of Bay: Otis Redding

199.50 ways to leave your lover: Paul Simon

200.I’d do anything for love:Meat Loaf

201.Shape of My Heart: Sting

202.Another Day in Paradise: Phil Collins

203.Diamonds and Rust:Joan Baez

204.If I had a Million Dollars: Barenaked Ladies

205.Born to run: Bruce Springsteen

206.Super trouper: ABBA

207.Tequila: The Champs

208.Wild World: Cat Stevens

209.Smooth: Santana & Rob Thomas

210.Another brick in the wall pt. 2: Pink Floyd

211.You can call me Al: Paul Simon

212.You’re the first, the last, everything : Barry White

213.Mustang Sally: Wilson Pickett

214.Cupid: Sam Cooke

215.Under the Boardwalk: The Drifters

216.Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder

217.A Day in The Life: The Beatles

218.Me and Julio by the schoolyard: Paul Simon

219.Tutti Frutti: Little Richard

220.No ordinary love: Sade

221.You got it: Roy Orbison

222.In the air tonight: Phil Collins

223.It’s a sin: Pet Shop Boys

224.Bed of Roses: Bon Jovi

225.Mambo No.5:Lou Bega

226.Mack The Knife: Bobby Darin

227.Chain of fools: Aretha Franklin

228.Closing time: Leonard Cohen

229.I wish it would rain down: Phil Collins

230.change is gonna come: Sam Cooke

231.Baby love: The Supremes

232.Don’t you want me: The Human League

233.Two out of Three Ain’t Bad: Meat Loaf 

234.The end: The Doors

235.Last Christmas: Wham (George Michael)

236.500 Miles: Joan Baez

237.I heard it through the grapevine:Marvin Gaye

238.Let the music play: Barry White

239.Mess around: Ray Charles

240.Logical Song: Supertramp


242.Rhythm of the night: DeBarge

243.Runaround Sue: Dion

244.I can’t give you anything but love: Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson

245.I’m in the mood for love: Frances Langford

246.All the lovers in the world : Gowan

247.Smooch Operator: Sade

248.Take on me: a-ha

249.Wake up little Susie: The Everly Brothers

250.A whiter shade of pale: Procol Harum

251.Don’t go breaking my heart: Elton John & Kiki Dee

252.Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson

253.You keep me hangin’ on: The Supremes

254.Runaway: Del Shannon

255.Be my baby: The Ronnets

256.Hard to say I’m sorry: Chicago

257.Call me: Blondie

258.Come together: The Beatles

259.Don’t ask me why: Eurythmics

260.Downtown train: Rod Stewart

261.Endless love:Lionel Richie

262.Good times: CHIC

263.Go your own way: Fleetwood Mac

264.I’m your man:Leonard Cohen

265.The lady in red: Chris de Burgh

266.Ain’t no sunshine:Bill Whiters

267.Baby I love your way: Big Mountain

268.The best:Tina Turner

269.One more night: Phil Collins

270.Give a little bit: Supertramp

271.Life is a Highway: Tom Cochrane

272.Saturday in the park: Chicago

273.Don’t break my heart: UB40

274.I still haven’t found what I’m looking for :U2

275.I want to know what love is: Foreigner

276.Don’t let the sun go down on me:  George Michael and Elton john 

277.Kingston Town: UB40

278.The Locomotion: Litlle Eva

279.Love is stronger than pride:Sade

280.Roxanne:The Police

281.Take my breath away: Berlin

282.All I have to is dream:The Everly Brothers

283.Time after time: Cyndi Lauper

284.Walk on the wild side:Lou Reed

285.My sweet Lord: George Harrison

286.Stop in the name of love: The Supremes

287.The end of innocence: Don Henley

288.What a feeling: Irene Cara

289.When a man loves a woman: Percy Seldge

290.Will you still love me tomorrow: The Shirelles

291.I want to hold your hand: Beatles

292.Africa: TOTO

293.Shout: The Isley Brothers

294.Lost together: Blue Rodeo

295.Don’t stand so close to me: The Police

296.Give me one reason: Tracy Chapman

297.Listen to your heart: Roxette

298.You can’t hurry love: The Supremes

299.Delilah: Tom Jones

300.You’ve got a friend: Carole King

301.Cold as ice: Foreigner

302.In my secret life: Leonard Cohen

303.Hey Jude: Beatles

304.Broken Arrow:Rod Stewart

305.Down under: Men at Work

306..Have I told you lately: Rod Stewart

307.I can’t stop loving you: Ray Charles

308.It must have been love: Roxette

309.Lambada: Kaoma

310.Freedom: George Michael

311.We don’t need another Hero: Tina Turner

312.Let’s stay together: Al Green

313.The letter: The Box Tops

314.Help: The Beatles

315.Little lies: Fleetwood Mac

316.Midnight rider: The Allman Brothers

317.Never gonna give you up: Rick Astley

318.One Headlight: The Wallflower

319.Paint it, black: Rolling Stones

320.Piano man: Billy Joel

321.Set fire to the rain:Adele

322.I was made for lovin’ you: KISS

323.I got you babe:Sonny & Cher

324.Super Freak : Rick James

325.Fire and Rain : James Taylor

326.What have I done to deserve this : Pet Shop Boys

327.That’s what friends are for: Dionne Warwick

328.It’s too late : Carole King/James Taylor

329.Wonderful World:Sam Cook

330.Memories are made of this : Dean Martin

331.Cheek to cheek : Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald

332.I love you for sentimental reasons : Nat King Cole

333.Your Scars are Beautiful: Alessia Cara

334.Radioactive: Imagine Dragons

335.Dancing in the Dark: Bruce Springsteen

336.War:Edwin Starr

337.I’m so excited: The Pointer Sisters

338.Dance all night:Dirty Heads

339.That’s amore: Dean Martin

340.You are always on my mind: Pet Shop Boys

341.All of you: Ella Fitzgerald

342.All about that Bass: Meghan Trainor

343.Can you forgive her?: Pet Shop Boys

344.Chapel of love: The Dixie Cups

345.California dreamin’: The Mamas & The Papas

346.Let’s call the whole thing off: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

347.Careless love: Nat King Cole

348.Two Hearts: Phil Collins

349.Bad moon rising: Creedance Clearwater Revival

350.Blueberry Hill: Louis Armstrong

351.I don’t want to miss a thing: Aerosmith

352.Crazy little thing called Love: Queen

353.Invisible touch: Genesis

354.Sherry: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

355.Soul Man : Sam & Dave

356.Don’t stop: Fleetwood Mac

357.Royals: Lorde

358.Autumn in New York : Billie Holiday

359.Endless Love: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

360.Dream a little dream: Fabian Andre

361.My Girl: The Temptations

362.Go west: Pet Shop Boys

363.The girl from Ipanema: Stan Getz

364.Havana: Camila Cabello

365.Kiss from a Rose:Seal

366.Suicide Blonde: INXS

367.Counting Stars: OneRepublic

368.Say you say me: Lionel Richie 

369.Baby Love: The Supremes

370.Wake me up before you go-go: Wham

371.Welcome to the jungle: Guns n’ Roses

372.Without you: Harry Nilsson

373.Time after Time: Cyndi Lauper

374.I can’t help myself: The Four Tops

375.Memories: Maroon 5

376.How do I live: Leann Rimes

377.I gotta feeling: Black Eyed Peas

378.Macarena: Los Del Rio

379.All night long (all night): Lionel Richie

380.Bette Davis Eyes: Kim Carnes

381.You were meant for me/foolish games: Jewel

382.(Everything I do) I do it for You: Brian Adams

383.Le Freak: Chic

384.We found Love: Rihanna

385.Rolling in the deep: Adele

386.Say Say Say: Michael Jackson Paul Mccartney

387.Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

388.The Sign: Ace of Base

389.Centerfold: The J. Geils Band

390..Whoomp (there it is): Tag Team 

391.Upside Down: Diana Ross

392.Til I am myself again: Blue Rodeo

393.Sugar Sugar: The Archies 

394.Gangsta’s Paradise: Coolio

395.My Sharona: The Knack

396.Family Affair: Mary J Blige

397.Seven Nation Army:The White Stripes

398.I feel love: Donna Summer

399.Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys

400.Dreams: Fleetwood Mac

401.The Weight: The Band

402.The Message: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

403.September: Earth, Wind and Fire

404.Bridge over the troubled water: Simon and Garfunkel

405.Yesterday: The Beatles

406.I walk the line: Johnny Cash

407.Sweet Child O’Mine: Guns N’ Roses

408.(You make me feel like) a natural woman: Aretha Franklin

409.Good Golly, Miss Molly: Little Richard

410.Everybody hurts: R.E.M

411.We’re not gonna take it: Twisted Sister

412.Sailing:Rod Stewart 

413.Money: Pink Floyd

414.Be my Lover: La Bouche

415.We are Family: Sister Sledge, Bernard Edwards

416.Bust a Move: Young MC

417.Rasputin: Boney M.

418.Wonderwall: Oasis

419.In my life: The Beatles

420.5 days in May: Blue Rodeo

421.Wonderful tonight:Eric Clapton

422.Right here waiting: Richard Marx

423.You oughta know: Alanis Morissette

424.I want you back: The Jackson 5

425.Everyday People: Sly and the Family Stone

426.Something: The Beatles

427.Rosanna: TOTO

428.Toxic: Britney Spears

429.At last: Etta James

430.That’ll be the day: Buddy Holly

431.Dancing in the streets: Martha and the Vandellas

432.London Calling: The Clash

433.Don’t you worry child: Swedish House Mafia

434.Will you love me tomorrow?: Shrilles

435.Holding out for a Hero: Bonnie Tyler

436.Louie Louie: The Kingsmen

437.All the Young Dudes: Mott the Hoople

438.Lose Yourself: Eminem

439.Jump: Van Halen

440.I can’t stand the rain: Ann Peebles

441.Sexual Healing: Marvin Gaye

442.Changes: David Bowie

443.In the midnight hour: Wilson Pickett

444.River deep, mountain high: Ike and Tina Turner

445.Rage against the machine:Killing in the name

446.I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me): Whitney Huston

447.My generation: The Who

448.Groove is in the heart: Deee-Lite

449.Blue Monday: New Order

450.Great Balls of Fire: Jerry Lee lewis

451.Hold the Line: TOTO

452.Heat Wave: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

453.Coat of many colours: Dolly Parton

454.You shook me all night long: AC/DC

455.Won’t get fooled again: The Who

456.Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill

457.Jungleland: Bruce Springsteen

458.Night Moves: Bob Seger

459.Papa was a Rollin’ Stone: The Temptations

460.Play that Funky Music: Wild Cherry

461.Believe: Cher

462.Conga!: Miami Sound Machine

463. Hello: Lionel Richie

464.What is Love: Haddaway

465.When a man loves a woman: Michael Bolton

466.Man! I feel like a Woman: Shania Twain

467.Promised Land: Chuck Berry

468.What a fool believes: The Doobie Brothers

469.It’s too late: Carole king

470.Don’t leave me this way: Thelma Houston

471.Because the night: Patti Smith

472.Friday i’m in Love: The Cure

473.God Save the Queen: Sex Pistols

474.Da Doo Ron: The Crystals

475.Hungry like the wolf: Duran Duran

476.Cruel Summer: Bananarama

477.Gloria: Them

478.Enjoy the silence: Depeche Mode

479.You can’t touch this: M.C.Hammer

480.Total eclipse of the heart: Bonnie Tyler

481.Nothing’s gonna stop us now: Starship

482.Maniac: Michael Sembello

483.Get Lucky: Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk

484.Midnight train to Georgia: Gladys Knight and the Pips

485.More than a feeling: Boston

486.We are young: Fun feat.Janelle Monae

487.All summer long: Kid Rock

488.Hey there Delilah: Plain White T’s

489.Johnny B.Good:Chuck Berry

490.Reach out I’ll be there:Four Tops

491.The Shoop Shoot Song (It’s in his Kiss): Betty Everett

492.My Guy: Mary Wells

493.Wild Thing: The Troggs

494.How sweet it is (to be loved by you): Jr.Walker & The All Stars

495.Book of Love:The Monotones

496.Would I lie to you: Charles & Eddie

497.Never tear us apart: INXS

498.Girls just want to have fun: Cyndi Lauper

499.Together Forever: Rick Astley

500.Love Shack: The B-52’s