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Mojo’s Top 100 Songs


Mojo is a British music magazine which has published numerous best-of lists over the years. Below is an exclusive Dave’s Music Database in which 14 song-based lists from Mojo have been consolidated into an aggregate list.

  1. Nirvana…Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
  2. The Ronettes…Be My Baby (1963)
  3. Oasis…Live Forever (1994)
  4. Sex Pistols…God Save the Queen (1977)
  5. Marvin Gaye…I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968)
  6. Ike & Tina Turner…River Deep, Mountain High (1966)
  7. Queen…Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
  8. Aretha Franklin…Respect (1967)
  9. The Miracles…The Tracks of My Tears (1965)
  10. Stevie Wonder…Superstition (1972)

  11. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five…The Message (1982)
  12. The Beach Boys…God Only Knows (1966)
  13. The La’s…There She Goes (1990)
  14. The Kingsmen…Louie Louie (1963)
  15. Bob Dylan…Like a Rolling Stone (1965)
  16. The Beatles…Revolution (1968)
  17. The Rolling Stones…(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (1965)
  18. The Beatles…Hey Jude (1968)
  19. The Rolling Stones…Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1968)
  20. The Beatles…Paperback Writer (1966)

  21. The Beatles…Rain (1966)
  22. The Righteous Brothers…You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1965)
  23. Billie Holiday…Strange Fruit (1939)
  24. Procol Harum…A Whiter Shade of Pale (1967)
  25. The Beatles…I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963)
  26. Chuck Berry…Johnny B. Goode (1958)
  27. The Smiths…This Charming Man (1983)
  28. The Who…My Generation (1966)
  29. Ray Charles…What’d I Say (1959)
  30. The Jimi Hendrix Experience…Purple Haze (1967)

  31. The Beatles…Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)
  32. The Beach Boys…Good Vibrations (1966)
  33. The Jackson 5…I Want You Back (1969)
  34. Elvis Presley…Heartbreak Hotel (1956)
  35. Four Tops…Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (1966)
  36. Sex Pistols…Anarchy in the U.K. (1976)
  37. The Byrds…Eight Miles High (1966)
  38. Pulp…Common People (1995)
  39. Otis Redding…(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay (1968)
  40. Blue Oyster Cult…(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (1976)

  41. The Animals…The House of the Rising Sun (1964)
  42. ? and the Mysterians…96 Tears (1966)
  43. Simon & Garfunkel…Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
  44. The Dils…I Hate the Rich (1978)
  45. The Beatles…Penny Lane (1967)
  46. Marvin Gaye…What’s Going On (1971)
  47. Sex Pistols…Holidays in the Sun (1977)
  48. Martha & the Vandellas…Dancing in the Street (1964)
  49. Edwin Starr…War (1970)
  50. The Undertones…Teenage Kicks (1978)

  51. The Clash…White Riot (1977)
  52. Bruce Springsteen…Born to Run (1975)
  53. The Byrds…Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
  54. Sam Cooke…A Change Is Gonna Come (1965)
  55. Marvin Gaye…Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (1971)
  56. Derek and the Dominoes…Layla (1971)
  57. Stevie Wonder…Living for the City (1973)
  58. Dead Boys…Sonic Reducer (1977)
  59. The Kinks…You Really Got Me (1964)
  60. Don McLean…Americna Pie (1971)

  61. Link Wray and His Men…Rumble (1958)
  62. R.E.M….Losing My Religion (1991)
  63. Booker T. & the MG’s…Green Onions (1962)
  64. James Brown…Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (1965)
  65. The Rolling Stones…Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
  66. Del Shannon…Runaway (1961)
  67. Manic Street Preachers…A Design for Life (1996)
  68. Ramones…Blitzkrieg Bop (1976)
  69. David Bowie…Space Oddity (1969)
  70. John Lennon…Imagine (1971)

  71. This Mortal Coil…Song to the Siren (1984)
  72. Patti Smith…Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) (1976)
  73. The Small Faces…Tin Soldier (1967)
  74. The Kinks…Waterloo Sunset (1967)
  75. Dead Kennedys…California Über Alles (1979)
  76. Massive Attack…Unfinished Sympathy (1991)
  77. Buddy Holly & the Crickets…That’ll Be the Day (1957)
  78. Television…Little Johnny Jewel (1975)
  79. Eddie Cochran…Summertime Blues (1958)
  80. Velvet Underground…Sister Ray (1968)

  81. Jimmy Ruffin…What Becomes of the Broken Hearted (1966)
  82. Primal Scream…Higher Than the Sun (1991)
  83. Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
  84. Oasis…Wonderwall (1995)
  85. Oasis…Champagne Supernova (1996)
  86. Chic…Good Times (1979)
  87. McAlmont & Butler…Yes (1995)
  88. Radiohead…Creep (1993)
  89. The Jimi Hendrix Experience…Hey Joe (1966)
  90. The Temptations…My Girl (1965)

  91. Martha & the Vandellas…Heat Wave (1963)
  92. Kate Bush…Wuthering Heights (1978)
  93. The Smiths…How Soon Is Now? (1984)
  94. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps…Be-Bop-A-Lula (1956)
  95. Pete Seeger…We Shall Overcome (1963)
  96. Kraftwerk…Autobahn (1974)
  97. Subway Sect …Ambition (1978)
  98. Ultravox…Vienna (1981)
  99. R.E.M….Everybody Hurts (1993)
  100. Sly & the Family Stone…Family Affair (1971)

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This page last updated December 10, 2010.