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The 42 Best Running Songs Of All Time (As Of 2016-2017)

Running is a great form of exercise even though it can be difficult. Setting your run to music should make it much more enjoyable. Keep yourself energized with this playlist on your next run. It includes songs from a number of genres and lists them in no particular order, so you can pick and choose the ones you love the most.

1. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Beats Per Minute (BPM): 119

This is a great classic song to pep talk yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to stick to those goals and ever think you’ll see the results you’re looking for. Start this one, sing along as you run, and you’ll feel great before the song is over.

2. Maroon Five – Moves Like Jagger

BPM: 128

With the catchy beat and fast paced music, you’ll get so into the song you won’t have time to focus on the fact that you’re running.

3. Outkast – Hey Ya!

BPM: 158

One of the fastest songs on this list – you may improve your mile time, just because you’ll naturally start to move a little faster to keep up with the music.

4. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

BPM: 147

With a song title like that, you knew it’d make this list – Born to Run is the ultimate runner’s anthem.

5. Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down a Dream

BPM: 169

Another runner’s anthem – this one is great for kicking up your pace (and for motivation to chase those dreams!)

6. Florence and the Machine – Dog Days are Over

BPM: 75

Just listen to the lyrics, and you’ll know why this one made the list!

“The dog days are over

The dog days are done

The horses are coming

So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father

Run for your children and your sisters and brothers…”

7. Black Eyed Peas – Pump It

BPM: 153

This feel good song will motivate you to run a bit faster – just listen and run!

8. Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

BPM: 117

This beat is a little slower, making it a great song for after the fast pace of Pump It. And, it’s a nice reminder that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

9. Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

BPM: 123

Looking for a little motivation to get started? This song is just what you need! This is a great song for warming up before your run.

10. Beastie Boys – Sabotage

BPM: 83

Feeling like skipping that run today? It’s a sabotage! Get up, get out there, and get started!

11. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire

BPM: 145

Get a little lesson on prominent historical figures in while you run. The lyrics will teach you, while the beat keeps you moving fast. And if you see fire – run even faster.

12. Ellie Goulding – Burn

BPM: 88

We didn’t mean to start a theme with fire – and this one isn’t one you’ll find on many running playlists, but that’s why we like it. It’s different, but still has everything you need to stay pumped and motivated for your run.

13. Madonna – Four Minutes

BPM: 113

How far can you run in four minutes? Listen to this one, and challenge yourself to set a new record! You may not only have four minutes to save the world, but that doesn’t matter – get into it and have a little fun.

14. Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)

BPM: 96

When you hear the Rocky theme – you can’t be discouraged. It’s empowering, and just what you need to keep the run going strong. You’re a powerhouse – and if you don’t feel it by the end of this song, put it on repeat.

15. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow

BPM: 164

Need a little motivation to keep going? The beat of this song will get the job done!

16. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

BPM: 175

Footloose is a great song to listen to when you run after a rough day. Just don’t kick off your shoes.

17. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out for a Hero

BPM: 150

This classic will give you what you need to keep going. Be that hero Bonnie Tyler needs and is holding out for.

18. Michael Jackson – Beat It

BPM: 140

You can’t go wrong with a great beat from the King of Pop! Set a goal, and beat it!

19. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank

BPM: 152

The fast pace of this song will give you a final push in your run before you cool down.

20. Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe

BPM: 150

With a BPM of 150, this song will give you an added burst of energy at any point of your run. 21. Pink – Raise Your Glass

A great song to get you started and into the rhythm of the run. It will get your heart rate up and your blood pumping.

22. Adele – Rolling in the Deep

This is a good one to play when you’ve gotten into the pace of your run. It’s inspirational enough to keep you focused.

23. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

A true classic! This is a great song to play half way through your run: “Oh, we’re half way there…” Just what you need to hear.

24. Van Halen – Jump

Is there a better song for a warm up? And you’ve got to love the cheesy eighties electrophonic sounds. Get the blood going: “You might as well jump!”

25. Blondie – Call Me

Blondie will never get old. This is one of their most iconic songs, and it’s another one to wake yourself up for that morning run.

26. Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca

Put a bit of sizzle and sass in your run. This is the hit that made Ricky Martin famous. Use it to keep motivated.

27. Elton John – I’m Still Standing

You’ve gotten through the run. It was hard and grueling, but you’re “still standing”. This is a great song for cooling down.

28. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Take a journey back to the early nineties and the iconic song of that time. Play this song and make your run hammer time.

29. The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Add a bit of playfulness to your run with this hit by The Clash. When the run gets tough, this song can provide a distraction.

30. Rihanna – Only Girl In The World

The very rhythmic and melodic Rihanna. You will get a great boost from this song. It’s great for any stage of your run.

31. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend

This high energy, high octane song from Avril Lavigne will put you in the mood for a sprint. It gives a great beat for a run.

32. Nirvana -Smells Like Teen Spirit

You remember it—losing your mind and rocking out at minute one of this classic Nirvana song. It’s great song to dull the pain.

33. Britney Spears -‘Til The World Ends

Go back to the first decade of this young century. ‘Til the World Ends is a pop song filled with energy to take you to the end.

34. Tom Petty -Free Fallin

The lyrics match your feeling when you’re running. Your heart rate is up and the wind is in your face. In a way, you are “free fallin”.

35. ABBA-Waterloo

Who could ever forget the lyrics of this classic song by the best Swedish band ever? It’s a tune that will keep you running.

36. Shakira-Waka Waka

This was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The lyrics are just what you need to push yourself further and further.

37. Survivor – Burning Heart

Okay, now we get into some Rocky theme songs. This is a great one from Rocky 4. It’s perfect for your warm up.

38. Survivor-No Easy Way Out

The lyrics will move you: “There’s no easy way out. There’s no short cut home.” This will get you through a rough patch.

39. Tommy Tutone -867-5309

This song is best reserved for your cool off. It is a light, pretty song that will help you wind your body down.

40. Aerosmith-I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Originally cut for the Armageddon soundtrack, this is one of the deepest and most moving songs made by Aerosmith. Good for a cool down.

41. KISS -I Was Made For Loving You

A great tune from the inimitable KISS. You know the lyrics. Just rock to the beat as you run.

42. Journey-Some Day Love Will Find You

A classic rock song that is great for a warm up. It will ease you into your run.

With a great beat, it should be getting harder to breathe at this point in your workout.

There are many great songs for running – and narrowing this list down to 42 was hard. But, we guarantee if you load these songs on your Ipod before you go out for your run, you’ll get a great workout. You may get so into the music you forget that you’re working out!

The 60 Best Pump Up Songs Of All Time

Want to know why we love “pump up” songs? The answer is simple. They get us revved and raring to go and motivate us to complete whatever task is at hand. Pump up songs can be used to push through a tough workout routine, get into the mindset for a job interview, get excited for the big game, work up the courage to talk to that cutie you’ve had your eye on, and so much more.

Pump up songs can be used in a variety of ways from making the most out of a workout to getting ready for a big day at work to helping you feel better after a lousy time and so much more. Though the top sixty pump up songs of all time discussed below are from a variety of very different genres, you are sure to be inspired by almost all of them!

1. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

“This Is How We Do It” is a classic pump up song. It is inspiring because of its catch tune, great hook, and fun message.

WHAT ARE THE BEST PUMP UP SONGS OF ALL TIME?

  • This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  • Lose Yourself – Eminem
  • Remember the Name – Fort Minor
  • It’s the Time – Imagine Dragons
  • The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • Stronger – Kanye West
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Not Afraid – Eminem
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • We Will Rock You – Queen
  • Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
  • Live Your Life – T.I.
  • I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Run the World – Beyoncé
  • Who Gon Stop Me – Jay Z & Kanye West
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Good Luck – Basement Jaxx
  • All of the Lights – Kanye West
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Stronger – Britney Spears
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • Victory – P Diddy & Notorious B.I.G.
  • Undisputed – Ludacris
  • #thatPOWER, by Will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber
  • Work B, by Britney Spears
  • Millions, by Pusha T feat. Rick Ross
  • Lose Control, by Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop
  • Break Free, by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
  • Sexy and I Know It, by LMFAO
  • Break My Stride, by Matthew Wilder
  • Pocketful of Sunshine, by Natasha Bedingfield
  • Raise Your Glass, by Pink
  • Rock That Body by Black Eyed Peas
  • Alive by Krewella
  • Feel This Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera
  • When the Going Gets Tough by Billy Ocean
  • Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  • Firework, by Katy Perry
  • Roar, by Katy Perry
  • Born this Way, by Lady Gaga
  • Pound the Alarm, by Nicki Minaj
  • Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk
  • Live it Up by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  • Happy by Pharrell
  • Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
  • Bulletproof by La Roux
  • Forget You by Cee-Lo Green
  • I’m a Believer by Smash Mouth
  • Like a G6 by Far East Movement
  • Timber by Ke$ha feat. Pitbull
  • Day ‘N Nite by Kid Cudi
  • Drop the World by Lil Wayne
  • Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

The 60 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time

Motivational lyrics and powerful arrangements give inspirational songs the power to motivate, to inspire, and to uplift. Here are a few of our favorite motivational and inspirational songs of all time as of 2015-2016, in no particular order.

WHAT ARE THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL SONGS OF ALL TIME?

  • 1. Titles (Chariots of Fire), composed by Vangelis
  • 2. Beautiful, by Christina Aguilara
  • 3. What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong
  • 4. It’s My Life, by Bon Jovi – Confession
  • 5. Return to Innocence, by Enigma
  • 6. Heal the World, by Michael Jackson
  • 7. You Raise Me Up, by Josh Groban
  • 8. When You Believe, by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
  • 9. I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor
  • 10. The Climb, by Miley Cyrus
  • 11. Dare You To Move, by Switchfoot
  • 12. Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor
  • 13. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), by Shakira
  • 14. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
  • 15. Lose Yourself, by Eminem
  • 16. God Bless the USA, by Lee Greenwood
  • 17. Imagine, by John Lennon
  • 18. Bill Conti (Rocky) – Gonna Fly Now
  • 19. The Way It Is, by Bruce Hornsby
  • 20. I Feel Good, by James Brown
  • 21. Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley
  • 22. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
  • 23. We Are the Champions – Queen
  • 24. What a Feeling – Irene Cara
  • 25. Beautiful Day – U2
  • 26. Survival – Muse
  • 27. Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel
  • 28. Heroes – David Bowie
  • 29. Freedom! ‘90 – George Michael
  • 30. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • 31. Survivor, by Reba McEntire
  • 32. Firework, by Katy Perry
  • 33. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • 34. Save the World, by Swedish House Mafia
  • 35. You’re Beautiful, by James Blunt
  • 36. Skyscraper, by Demi Lovato
  • 37. You Gotta Be, by Des’ree
  • 38. Not Afraid, by Eminem
  • 39. Harder, Better, Faster, by Daft Punk
  • 40. Don’t Worry Be Happy, by Bobby McFerrin
  • 41. You Get What You Give, by New Radicals
  • 42. We Are the World, by Various Artists
  • 43. Stand By Me, by Ben E. King
  • 44. That’s What Friends are For, by Various Artists
  • 45. Circle of Life, by Elton John
  • 46. You Gotta Want It, by Jordin Sparks
  • 47. Never Surrender, by Corey Hart
  • 48. Dream On, by Aerosmith
  • 49. Let it Be, by The Beatles
  • 50. The Show Must Go On, by Queen
  • 51. Right Now, by Van Halen
  • 52. Try, by Colbie Calliat
  • 53. Shake it Off, by Taylor Swift
  • 54. Where is the Love?, by Black Eyed Peas
  • 55. Lust for Life, by Iggy
  • 56. Remember the Name, by Fort Minor
  • 57. Good Feeling by Flo Rida
  • 58. Titanium, by David Guetta ft. Sia
  • 59. Can’t Hold Us, by Macklemore ft. Ryan Lewis
  • 60. On Top of the World, by Imagine Dragons

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1. Titles (Chariots of Fire), composed by Vangelis– This instrumental theme song from the Chariots of Fire movie is perhaps the most iconic, recognizable inspirational music score of the 20th century. It may spur you to pantomime in slow motion, but when the music stops you’ll be well on your way.

Top 10 Best Billy Joel Songs of All Time

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Billy Joel is considered by many to be one of the best pianists, singer-songwriters, and composers of all time. During his long career, he has created numerous masterpieces, many of which sat at the top of the charts around the world for weeks at a time.

Below are the top 10 best Billy Joel songs of all time according to us. Next time you need some great music to listen to, try these classics.

1. Piano Man

Though “Piano Man” never ranked above No. 25 on the Billboard chart after its release, it has since grown to become Billy Joel’s signature song. It relates his experiences drinking night after night in a bar in Los Angeles and seeing a recurring cast of characters roll in.

2. Just the Way You Are

Released over six years into his career, “Just the Way You Are” became Joel’s first Top 10 hit. It is a quintessentially 70s ballad that nearly immediately helped him get labeled as one of the era’s classic singer-songwriters.

3. Only the Good Die Young

Inspired by a boyhood crush, “Only the Good Die Young” is one of Billy Joel’s most controversial songs. It follows a young man who is determined to sleep with a catholic girl who is still a virgin.

4. You May Be Right

During the early 1980s, Joel attempted to stray from his singer-songwriter and jazz-influenced works into rock and roll territory. While the majority of his efforts fell flat, “You May Be Right” is one song that did not. It remains the hardest hitting rock song he ever made.

5. Goodnight Saigon

“Goodnight Saigon” is among the most political songs to come from Billy Joel. As its name implies, it offers up a look on the singer’s stance on the Vietnam War.

6. Tell Her About It

With a decidedly Motown influence, “Tell Her About It” pays homage to Billy Joel’s formative years.

7. Captain Jack

At seven minutes in length, “Captain Jack” is one of Billy Joel’s longest songs. It is also among his most complex and personal. It tells the story of the neighborhood drug dealer from the singer’s day in New York City.

8. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” is classic Billy Joel. Another seven-minuter, the song is considered one of his greatest musical and lyrical achievements.

9. The Ballad of Billy the Kid

Written during Joel’s formative years, “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” tells the tale of the legendary gunslinger. It’s a far cry from much of his later work but a masterpiece in its own right.

10. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)

“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” is a futuristic look at the city of New York on the brink of collapse. Though powerful when it was first released in 1976, it took on a whole new meaning after September 11th.

There you have it – the top 10 best Billy Joel songs of all time. What songs do you think should have made the cut? Let us know in the comments below.

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Top 10 Best Beatles Songs of All Time

Seriously though, how do you pick the top 10 best songs from a band as illustrious and prolific as the Beatles? The short answer is that it is hard, very hard. Well, we’ve done our best to narrow down their amazing list of songs. Below we present you with our take on the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time.

1. A Day in the Life

“A Day in the Life” is the Beatles at their very best. And that is saying a lot. The monumental ballad tackles everything from life to death and all of the little bits in between.

2. Strawberry Fields Forever

A nostalgic song about growing up in Liverpool, “Strawberry Fields Forever” is from one of the most ambitious periods of songwriting for the Beatles. It’s a weird and wonderful track that blends together an array of bizarre sound effects along with lyrics focused on recollection.

3. ‘Abbey Road’ Medley

Standing the test of time as one of the group’s greatest works, “Abbey Road” epitomizes the success of the Beatles. The 16-minute, 8-song suite takes up almost the entire second side of the last album the band ever recorded together.

4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The name of the song says it all. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was created at a time that the Beatle’s relationships were on the brink of collapse. As fractured as it is fascinating, it’s hard to argue that the song isn’t a masterpiece despite its roughness around the edges.

5. In My Life

The Beatles came into international stardom as a pop band. Yet by the mid 1960s they grew tired off that shtick. Enter “In My Life.” With sharper, more personal lyrics, the song marked a dramatic turn for the future art of the Beatles.

6. Let It Be

Released a month after the group’s breakup, “Let It Be” is a fitting track as one of the band’s last songs. It still stands today as one of the Beatles’ most beloved masterpieces.

7. Something

Somehow “Something” by the Beatles often doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves. Yet it is a very powerful song that showcases the developing songwriting skills of George Harrison like few others.

8. Penny Lane

Another nostalgic look at childhood in Liverpool, “Penny Lane” captures Paul McCartney’s experiences growing up in the community in much the same way as “Strawberry Fields Forever” captured those of John Lennon.

9. I Want to Hold Your Hand

You can’t talk about the best Beatles’ songs of all time without at least mentioning “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Simple and straightforward, it served as the group’s breakthrough hit in the United States. It still stands as one of their most joyful and unpretentious songs.

10. Ticket to Ride

There is a reason that “Ticket to Ride” is such a well-known Beatles song. And that reason is that it rocks! Recorded in 1965, the song is considered an important milestone in the evolution of the Beatles’ music style.

The Beatles are one of the best musical groups of all time. With that said, narrowing down their songs to just the best 10 is a tall order. However, our idea of the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time discussed above is a great place to start on a listening tour of this iconic rock and roll band.

Top 10 Best Rock Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

The discussion on the top rock songs is a continuous debate. There are many greats from over the decades which endure and that have been remade into audible covers. If you’re looking for some of the best rock songs of all time, here’s a look at a few contenders.

Gimme Shelter (1969)
The Rolling Stones

The shelter is that from a storm of political and social unrest, making this one relevant in numerous ways. Just about anything from the group can be a top rock tune. This song’s driving groove puts it up there.

Fortunate Son (1970)
Creedence Clearwater Revival

Often misinterpreted as patriotic, this rockin’ tune has been covered by Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, U2, Kid Rock, and Bruce Springsteen. It is about the Vietnam War, but the theme of the poor being most likely to fight still resonates today.

 

Helter Skelter (1968)
The Beatles

Paul McCartney’s loud and dirty rock ‘n’ roll song was inspired by a Pete Townsend interview. Named after an amusement slide in Britain, it is mentioned in Don McLean’s American Pie and is thought to have influenced later heavy metal music.

Don’t Stop Believin (1981)
Journey

This is one of the band’s most well-known song. Its unique arrangement for a pop-rock song doesn’t bring the chorus in until the end. A notable performance appeared on Glee in 2009 while it was performed in Carnegie Hall by Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Sting, Elton John, and others in 2010.

Dream On (1973)
Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s first single, it enabled them to remain signed with Columbia Records. It’s been heard on TV and in movies, as well as in commercials for Buick and Adobe Photoshop. The song features some of Steven Tyler’s most signature vocals.

We Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971)
The Who

The lyrics and the music represent a revolution and politicians of the early 1970’s. It’s known for its synthesizer sound and Roger Daltrey’s scream. Rock radio stations still play this regularly and the song is used at the opening of the TV show CSI Miami.

Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
Nirvana

Covered by Tori Amos, Patti Smith, and Joan Jett, the song has endured well past Kurt Cobain’s death and was performed during the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hey Jude (1968)
The Beatles

Written for John Lennon’s son Julian, it was the longest single at the time (over seven minutes). It was the most downloaded song the day it became available on iTunes. There are many covers of this and references in modern literature.

Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
Queen

Despite its meaning being illusive, this song has endured in pop culture. The video was often seen on MTV following its 1981 launch and was part of a major scene in Wayne’s World in 1992. There have been many covers, parodies, and pop culture references.

Because the Night (1977)
Bruce Springsteen

A hit for Patty Smith in 1977, the song wasn’t released by Bruce until his Live 1975-1985 album came out in 1986. It’s a fan favorite at Springsteen’s live shows. Jimmy Iovine credits this with launching his career. Popular covers were done by 10,000 Maniacs, Cascada, Garbage and Screaming Females, Michael Stipe, and KT Tunstall.

No Free Bird or Stairway to Heaven? On almost every top rock song list, these deserve an honorable mention. We tried to mix it up and hope this list gives you at least a good listen.

Top 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs of All Time

One of the biggest groups of the 1970s, Pink Floyd had a career stretching over three decades. Their style varied from psychedelic to progressive rock. The talents of Syd Barrett and Roger Waters helped make some distinguishable songs. Here are Pink Floyd’s best songs of all time. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts I-V (1975)

The band pays tribute to lead guitarist Syd Barrett, who left the band due to mental illness. It was played live frequently before finally being recorded. Roger Waters sings lead vocals.

 

Hey You (1979)

A mysterious cut from “The Wall”, the song portrays individuals in desperate scenarios and the underlying theme is the need for human interaction. Lead vocals are shared by both Roger Waters and David Gilmour.

Brain Damage (1983)

Also a reference to Syd Barrett’s use of drugs and subsequent mental issues, the song illustrates the mental impact of his departure on the rest of the band. It’s the next to last song on “Dark Side of the Moon” album.

Pigs (Three Different Ones) (1977)

The pigs in the song represent people who act as moral authorities. Roger Waters wrote it about Mary Whitehouse, a British advocate on television content. The song was also a concert highlight and featured a huge inflatable pig.

Astronomy Domine (1967)

The title is a reference to space and control. People have interpreted the song as either personal or political. The song starts with Morse code but with only random tones.

Dogs (1977)

The album version is 17 minutes long. It serves to translate human behavior into that of animals, in this case the dogs are rich businessmen. Originally written as “You’ve Got to Be Crazy” in 1974, the lyrics were adapted for the “Animals” album.

Comfortably Numb (1979)

Often interpreted to be about drugs, this song written by Roger Waters was about a childhood sickness. It’s the last song Waters and David Gilmour wrote together. The song is in the movie “The Wall” and is one of Pink Floyd’s most well-known.

Wish You Were Here (1975)

A tribute to Syd Barrett, this song is mostly about feeling detached. It is a rare collaboration between Waters and Gilmore. The theme of physical, mental, and emotional withdrawal is still relevant.

Money (1973)

The cash register sounds alone at the beginning are classic. Actually about the downside to making a lot of money, the song was a major hit from “Dark Side of the Moon” which was a huge success for the band.

Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 (1979)

The song was written about Roger Water’s dislike for formal education. In the song, the character views a school teacher as yet another brick that helps build a wall around him. It also features a chorus of kids. Waters admits the song is satirical and its quirkiness resonates even today.

These top Pink Floyd songs are standouts for the band and in music. The messages are relevant and the productions are undeniably well-crafted. Is the order perfect? That just depends on your point of view.

Top 10 Best Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

Led Zeppelin built a fiery blues style and contributed some of the most recognizable songs in music. The sounds of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant transcends heavy metal, blues, or folk. From their formation in 1968 on, their guitar riffs continue to echo in the airwaves. Here is our take on Led Zeppelin’s top 10 song list. Let’s see if you agree.

Ramble On (1969)

The song demonstrates Jimmy Page’s ability to draw the listener in with an acoustic intro, then kick it into overdrive. It embodies the idea of moving from one place to another and constantly moving forward. This one goes back to Zeppelin’s early days.

Immigrant Song (1970)

The song is about the band visiting Iceland in 1970. Lyrics about the “land of ice and snow” and references to mythology were intended to be funny, though many did not take it that way. It was used in the movie School of Rock.

When the Levee Breaks (1971)

Featuring lyrics by Memphis Minnie McCoy from 1929, this song is noted for the backwards echo effect on Page’s harmonica. The drums have been sampled on various rap songs. It was rarely played live because of the complex arrangement.

Achilles Last Stand (1976)

A big sound guides lyrics referencing the Atlas Mountains and the Trojan War. The song is over 10 minutes long and a highlight of Led Zeppelin live concerts.

Since I’ve Been Loving You (1970)

A slow blues affair with lots of soul. Page’s strong solo was actually his demo take and fits perfectly with aggressive organ playing and Robert Plant’s shrieking vocals.

Ten Years Gone (1975)

Fourteen carefully orchestrated guitar tracks guide lyrics about when Plant’s girlfriend asked him to choose between her and music. In early concerts, a 3-neck guitar was played by John Paul Jones. The song stands out as a classic and as a statement on the power of music.

Whole Lotta Love (1969)

With backward echo and metal slide driven riff, Whole Lotta Love is one of Zeppelin’s biggest songs. It was the first single in the U.S. and their only Top 10 hit here. In 2014, BBC Radio 2 listeners voted the guitar riff as the best ever.

Kashmir (1975)

It has one of the group’s most signature guitar riffs. At almost the same length as “Stairway to Heaven”, the song was a breakthrough in getting radio play. The intensity is admirable while not pegging the tune as Heavy Metal or part of any specific genre.

Dazed and Confused (1969)

Originally recorded by Jake Holmes, this 1967 song was remade by Page into an epic live jam. It demonstrates powerful vocals, guitars, and a cello bow. A psychedelic blues arrangement has enabled the band to improvise on it for up to 45 minutes in concert.

Stairway to Heaven (1971)

Released in 1971, this 8-minute production is among the most recognized tunes ever. Its slow building intensity escalates into a masterpiece of improvisation and power. The acoustic start alone is beautiful and unmistakable.

Are these your favorite Led Zeppelin songs? These and many more from the legendary group have endured for decades. They represent some of the most recognizable guitar riffs, vocals, and arrangements of all time.

Top 10 Best Johnny Cash Songs of All Time

Johnny Cash had a huge list of songs from 1955 on. His styles ranged from classic western to rockabilly country tunes. “The Man in Back” wasn’t shy about humor, although he had many serious and socially topical songs. Below you will find our favorite Johnny Cash songs of all time – let us know what you think of the songs list in the comments.

Cry, Cry, Cry (1955)

This was Johnny Cash’s first hit song. He wrote the song overnight at the request of the owner of Sun Records, Sam Philips. It’s mentioned several times in the film “Walk the Line”, but never performed in the movie.

Man in Black (1971)

Cash’s signature song and a reference to his wearing only black clothes. Explaining why in detail, the song peaked at #3 on Billboard’s country charts.

Ballad of a Teenage Queen (1958)

A country hit, this two minute, 13 second long song tells the story of love in a small town. The girl leaves for Hollywood, but later gives up fame to return to the one she loved

Sunday Morning Coming Down (1970)

This Kris Kristofferson song was Johnny Cash’s eleventh #1 Billboard hit. It was recorded live on The Johnny Cash Show.

Highwayman (1985)

Written by Jimmy Webb, the song was featured on an album by The Highwaymen, a supergroup with Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. The group won a Grammy Award for Best Country song that year.

Ring of Fire (1963)

The song was written by Merle Kilgore and June Carter, who wrote it about her relationship with Johnny before they were married. A classic, it was a country radio hit and is now in the Grammy Song Hall of Fame.

Hurt (2003)

Originally by Nine Inch Nails, this was one of Johnny Cash’s last releases. It’s often considered as a farewell and Cash’s poor health was evident in the video. This version was named Single of the Year by CMA.

A Boy Named Sue (1969)

This Shel Silverstein song won Grammy Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year. It is a quest of revenge and making peace with the narrator’s father for giving him such an awful name. The focal is more speech-like than singing, adding even more to the song’s unusual structure.

Folsom Prison Blues (1956)

This was Johnny Cash’s third single and also recorded for the Live from Folsom Prison album in 1968. The song was a number one hit on the Country charts for four weeks, while the live version was also a chart topper. It opens with “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, the line he used from then on to open his shows.

I Walk the Line (1956)

The song was written to promise to be faithful to his first wife while on tour. In 2005, the title was used for the Johnny Cash biopic. It’s considered one of his best songs and is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

While there are so many great Johnny Cash songs, these are ones worthy of being in a top 10. They cover his full range of potential and span a long and successful career.

Top 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs of All Time

Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967 and were joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1975. Their push of songs lasted through the late 1970s and well into the 1980s. These represent the songwriting might of Buckingham, Nicks, and Christine McVie. These are our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. Let us know what you think of the song list in the comments.

The Chain (1977)

The driving lead vocals are by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in this song about their troubled relationship. It also represents the resilience of the band

Tusk (1979)

This unusual pop song has a tribal drum beat and ends with a marching band. While its meaning has been in question since the song was released, one thing that’s not is Buckingham’s studio skills.

Gold Dust Woman (1977)

Whether its meaning is interpreted as drug use or the band’s turbulent relationships, this song is iconic and a highlight of Fleetwood Mac concerts. On the 2014-2015 tour, the live version was over 10 minutes long.

Rhiannon (1975)

Lindsey and Stevie wrote this together and recorded it with Fleetwood Mac after they joined. The song’s mystical appeal influenced how Nicks dressed on stage. Named after a goddess, the piece is one of her most iconic.

Hold Me (1982)

Written by Christine McVie and Robbie Patton, this chronicles her relationship with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. It was the first single off “Mirage” and one of the band’s most successful hits.

Silver Springs (1976)

The song was put on the flip side of “Go Your Own Way” rather than on “Rumours” and later appeared on “The Dance”, the band’s live album. It was added to the 2004 edition of “Rumours”.

Dreams (1977)

Another reference to Nicks’ and Buckingham’s breakup, the song alludes to other relationships in the band and the divorce between John and Christine McVie. It was the only #1 hit Fleetwood Mac had in the U.S.

Gypsy (1977)

Originally written for her solo album in 1980, the song was reserved by Stevie Nicks for “Mirage”. It was a tribute to her dying friend. Over the years, it has become one of her most recognized and iconic songs.

Landslide (1975)

A beautiful song, this one has endured and been covered many times. It looks back on the past and to the future and alludes to a father-daughter relationship. Stevie Nicks wrote this in her 20’s, before joining Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way (1976)

This break up song was released as the first single from “Rumours”. It has one of Lindsey Buckingham’s most identifiable guitar solos which helps drive its intensity.

Don’t Stop (1977)

Also from “Rumours”, this was Christie McVie’s take on leaving the past behind. Should this be #1? It’s one of the band’s most recognized songs and was even used by Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign.

Tension and hearbreak are recurring Fleetwood Mac themes. The resulting songwriting changed the industry and led to some of the biggest pop-rock hits of the 70’s and 80’s. Great talent and a drive to create built the songs on this top 10 list.

Top 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs of All Time

Elvis Presley is a pop music revolutionary and cultural icon. The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis built a large catalog of song recordings and choosing just 10 is difficult. Here is a list of some of Elvis’s standout songs that represent his unmistakable vocal presence and charisma. Let us know what you think of this song list in the comments.

Don’t Be Cruel (1956)

Released in conjunction with “Hound Dog”, it is still the only single in the U.S. to ever have both sides top the charts. It has a great swing, backing vocals and, of course, Elvis himself. The song was written by famed songwriter Otis Blackwell.

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, this is the title track to the movie of the same title. The intro is short and simple, but among the most memorable, while Elvis’ persona shines on even to this day.

Burning Love (1972)

This is among Elvis’ best rock-‘n-roll songs. Its piano, horns, drums, guitar work, and choir-like vocals make for a blazing hit. He initially had to be persuaded to record the song, written by Dennis Linde.

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

The title track to Elvis’ most successful film, the song has been used in many commercials, television shows, and continues its connection with the gambling town. A strong vocal delivery makes this song stand out among many great hits from the King of Rock and Roll.

In the Ghetto (1969)

The song’s compassionate vocal tells the story of a child living a life of poverty. Elvis didn’t often sing about social issues, but this turned into a Top 10 hit and was re-released as a duet with his daughter Lisa Marie in 2007.

All Shook Up (1957)

Topping Billboard’s charts for two consecutive years, the song was also Elvis’ second-biggest U.S. hit. It was inspired by a bottle of Pepsi, but took on a life of its own as soon as Presley recorded it. The song was also written by Otis Blackwell.

Heartbreak Hotel (1956)

This was Elvis’ first song to top Billboard’s pop charts in the U.S. For a song about loneliness and despair, it has done quite well and is one of his most notable songs.

Hound Dog (1956)

Also written by Leiber and Stoller, the song was released with “Don’t Be Cruel” and was a #1 hit in the U.S. for 11 weeks. In 1958, it sold over three million copies and was only the third to do so at the time. The song was recorded in New York at the famed RCA studios.

(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love with You (1961)

This love song was written by George Weiss and sung in the movie Blue Hawaii. The movie’s soundtrack was #1 in the U.S. for 20 weeks straight. Elvis used it as his ending to most live shows.

Suspicious Minds (1969)

Elvis’ last #1 hit while alive, this song was a comeback and has been covered by many other artists. The song was written by Mark James and introduced to Elvis by Memphis soul producer Chips Moman. Legend has it Elvis was determined to make it a hit.

These are our top 10 Elvis songs of all time. There are many more. All together, they make up one of the most impressive song catalogs ever.

Top 10 Best Bob Marley Songs of All Time

Bob Marley’s recording career didn’t go past 1980, but the Jamaican reggae singer’s timeless love, protest, and peace songs live on. His chart-topping songs are heard on the radio and jukeboxes around the world. It may be hard to label the best. Most will agree these songs are as relevant today as when they were written. Below are our song list for the best Bob Marley songs of all time. Let us know what you think in the comments.

I Shot the Sherriff (1973)

Another widely covered Bob Marley song, it relates to police oppression in Jamaica. The song is highly identifiable with today’s tensions in society with law enforcement. In addition to being culturally and politically significant, it was also a hit for Eric Clapton.

Buffalo Soldier (1983)

One of Marley’s last recorded songs, this political anthem reflects African suppression in the United States. It is based on African-American cavalries in the late 1800s but imagines anyone fighting for their lives. The reggae classic, as poignant as its message is, simply sounds great.

Three Little Birds (1977)

“Every little thing is gonna be alright,” is the message that still applies in a tense world. The melody remains upbeat no matter how many times one listens to it. It’s been covered by reggae artists and singers from all genres of music

Could You Be Loved

A song built on the subjects of morality and judgement. Combining reggae and some aspects of disco, this is yet another timeless song.

Jamming (1980)

This is one of Marley’s more upbeat songs. This party song has appeared throughout pop culture and on many television shows. That’s fair enough; the message is about having a good time with people.

One Love (People Get Ready) (1965)

The message is one of love and bringing all different kinds of people together. An early hit, it’s still one of the most unifying songs of all time.

Is This Love (1978)

Timeless, romantic lyrics have been heard in various movies. The promise of love every day and every night rings true for anyone, all over the world.

Stir It Up (1973)

One of Marley’s most heard songs, Stir It Up couldn’t not be on this list. In fact the 1967 hit was his first success outside Jamaica and helped launch his career.

Get Up, Stand, Up (1973)

Released in 1973, the song still motivates people and makes them happy. It remains a human rights anthem and stance against prejudice and oppression. This Marley classic is probably heard at every protest, human rights event, and on every radio station.

Redemption Song (1980)

This is arguably not just Bob Marley’s most recognized song, but one of the most revered ever. Its message reflects his own mortality and emancipation from slavery. Lines about mental freedom were borrowed from Marcus Garvey. Redemption Song has been covered countless times and, despite many written before it, summarizes Marley’s legacy.

Decades later, Bob Marley’s songs remain fresh in the minds of people from all walks of life. They cover love, tension, oppression, and many subjects as present in today’s society as in the 60’s and 70’s. They are nonetheless great to listen to on any occasion.

Top 10 Best Nicki Minaj Songs of All Time

Nicki Minaj has had 56 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the most of any female rapper. She’s released three albums so far – Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and The Pinkprint. Between her top hits and fan favorites, there’s no shortage of opinions on best songs, whether solo are when collaborating. Here’s what we think represents Nicki’s best songs.

Super Bass (2010)

The song is Nicki Minaj’s top Billboard hit. It was #3 on the Hot 100, the highest for a solo female rapper. Penned my Minaj, Daniel Johnson, and Ester Dean, it’s about having a crush on a boy. The message is evident even through the playful “boom, boom badoom-booms” of the super bass.

Starships (2012)

The quotes from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” add pizazz to this dance pop tune, which happens to be the lead single from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “Starships are meant to fly” Nicki says. A song about reaching potential means much as she’s certainly aimed high in her career. For 21 consecutive weeks it was in the top 10 of the Hot 100.

Moment 4 Life (2010)

This collaboration with Drake is also one of Nicki’s top 10 Billboard hits. The lyrics include a desire to wed the female character in the song, giving it a timeless feel. Nicki admits the song is about two kids growing up and dreaming to be successful rappers, and realize their dream came true.

Pound the Alarm (2012)

A hard driving, catchy song, this song follows a woman who will say what she wants and is burning up the dance floor. It features carnival-themed music yet has some edgy, hard core elements along with an underground dance vibe.

Anaconda (2014)

In spite of the raunchy cover art of the single and lyrics, the song added the phrase “anaconda butt” to modern pop culture. Nicki re-recorded the song in 2014, two years after Missy Elliot chose not to release it

Roman’s Revenge (2010)

Eminem produced this song and is featured on it. Both play their alter egos, making the song fun and multidimensional.

Your Love (2010)

Leaked on the web rather than officially released, the song garnered radio play even though Nicki didn’t feel it was finished. References to Superman and Bruce Willis in his Die Hard movie make it even cooler.

Champion (2012)

The song tells the story from Minaj’s early days to being a successful pop artist. A reference to her cousin, killed in Brooklyn in 2011, adds to the autobiographical appeal

Bang Bang (2014)

Although a collaboration with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, this is Nicki’s third biggest Billboard success. The lyrics are fast paced and catchy.

Beez In The Trap (2012)

Featuring rapper 2 Chainz, the song and its impressive rhymes are anchored by an 80s inspired sound. Nicki takes a stance against other rappers, accenting her “say-anything” style.

These are some of Nicki Minaj’s best songs. You may feel other songs deserve the cut. One thing’s for sure, she’s got her own style and will say what she wants.

Top 10 Best Katy Perry Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

Katy Perry has made a name for herself as one of the biggest pop stars of her generation. During the course of her career she has already sold over 30 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best selling artists of all time. And she doesn’t look to be letting up anytime soon.

Below are our picks for the top 10 best Katy Perry songs of all time. When you’re in the mood to groove to this pop music legend, use these songs are your go-to choices.

1. I Kissed a Girl

Perhaps the best-known song by Katy Perry is none other than “I Kissed a Girl.” With provocative lyrics and a catchy tempo, it’s easy to see why this song skyrocketed to the top of the charts.

2. Hot n Cold

“Hot n Cold” followed up “I Kissed a Girl” as Katy Perry’s second big hit. It firmly established that she would not be another one-hit wonder.

3. Last Friday Night (TGIF)

Released back in 2011, “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” helped Perry tie the record previously held only by Michael Jackson for most No. 1 singles from a single album at five.

4. Roar

“Roar” was released at the height of the singer’s fame and it didn’t disappoint. It features a powerful chorus and a moving message for a one-two punch of excellence.

5. Teenage Dream

One of Katy Perry’s most well loved anthems, “Teenage Dream” was also one of the hardest to produce. Legend has it that the singer rewrote the song at least five times all the while fighting with her producers over her unique artistic vision.

6. E.T.

“E.T.” breaks the mold of many of Katy Perry’s other top songs. Infused with futuristic hip-hop and electronic beats, the track also features a wonky guest verse from none other than Kanye West.

7. Firework

The energy and hopefulness that are apparent in “Firework” have helped the song become one of Katy Perry’s top hits. Listeners from all over the world have connected with its empowering message.

8. Wide Awake

“Wide Awake” is a very powerful and moving song. It discusses Perry’s recent divorce with Russell Brand on the heels of the success of “Teenage Dream.”

9. Waking Up in Vegas

Katy Perry has been known to turn out a party tune or two. And “Waking Up in Vegas” is one of her best. It’s upbeat and it’s fun. What more can you ask for?

10. Dark Horse

Originally released as a simple promotional track, “Dark Horse” became so popular that Perry just had to send it out to the radios. It remains one of her most popular songs to date.

Top 10 Best Beyonce Songs of All Time

There is simply no getting around it – Beyonce is one of the most talented and popular singers of our time. But she is more than that. She is a symbol of female empowerment, uniting girls from all over the world and urging them to pursue their dreams. In honor of her illustrious career, we have assembled our version of the top 10 best Beyonce songs of all time below.

1. Crazy in Love feat. Jay Z

“Crazy in Love” is classic Beyonce. Featuring a towering beat and her unstoppably powerful voice, this song highlights the singer’s overall persona like no other. Her future husband Jay Z is also featured on the track.

2. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Female empowerment is the name of the game in “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” In this song, Beyonce encourages women to get out of any relationship in which they are not getting the respect that they deserve.

3. Countdown

“Countdown” is one of the most ecstatic love songs of all time. In it, Beyonce belts out a number of mind-melting hooks, molding singing, shouting, and rapping into one.

4. Get Me Bodied

Beyonce is known for her dance music – and “Get Me Bodied” is undoubtedly one of her best songs to groove to.

5. Check On It feat. Bun B and Slim Thug

You can never go wrong with a little old school Beyonce. And with an unusual melody of booming beats, synth hums, and bass pulses, “Check On It” gets the job done just fine.

6. Bootylicious (Destiny’s Child)

Before Beyonce was, well, Beyonce, she was a member of the popular girl group Destiny’s Child. Sure, it’s not exactly a Beyonce song, per se, but it’s hard to leave “Bootylicious” off a list of the best songs this singer has ever belted out.

7. Work It Out

“Work It Out” is Beyonce’s first major hit as a solo artist after the breakup of Destiny’s Child. The funky, old school song is so good that it was used in the film Austin Power’s in Goldmember.

8. End of Time

One of her most ambitious songs of all time, “End of Time” showcases strong Michael Jackson influences combined with bits and pieces of Afrobeat, jazz-funk fusion, EDM, and even marching bands.

9. Irreplaceable

If you haven’t heard “Irreplaceable” before, then you need to stop whatever you’re doing and hit play. The quintessentially Beyonce song brings every ounce of her talent to the table alongside a solid message.

10. Yes

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Beyonce is no stranger to old-school chopped-and-screwed beats. Her hit song “Yes” plays homage to this type of music. On top of a slowed down beat, the singer belts out a series of sharp and pointed lyrics.

Nearly every Beyonce song is excellent. There are probably at least a dozen or two more that could easily be on a top 10 list. However, the ten Beyonce songs discussed above are truly the best of the best of all time.

Top 10 Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

Taylor Swift has long been one of the biggest names in music. Beginning her career as a country musician, she has ventured more and more into pop territory as time goes on. Below are the top 10 best Taylor Swift songs of all time. If you love T-Swift, then you’ll adore these top songs.

1. Back to December

“Back to December” is among the most honest of Taylor Swift’s many songs. In it, the singer takes a close look at a past relationship, taking the blame for the wrongs she committed during it.

2. Love Story

Taylor Swift came out absolutely swinging with “Love Story.” Bound to be a timeless classic, the love song discusses the singer’s search for a prince.

3. You Belong With Me

Shortly after its release, “You Belong With Me” skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard country and pop charts. The accompanying theatrical music video is nearly as great as the song itself is.

4. We Are Never Getting Back Together

“We Are Never Getting Back Together” marked a decidedly new direction for Taylor Swift. What was that direction? Dance-pop music in place of country.

5. Fearless

Empowering and motivational, “Fearless” showcases Swift’s abounding optimism. It was released when she was just 19 and about to embark on her first international tour.

6. Our Song

Straight off of her debut album, “Our Song” tells the tale of teen romance. It quickly reached the No. 1 spot on radios across the country.

7. Mine

“Mine” highlights Swift’s growth as a songwriter. The lyrics are far more mature than anything released by the artist previously.

8. Fifteen

Taylor Swift wrote “Fifteen” with high school students in mind. She understands just how awkward and uncomfortable those important adolescent years can be. The track aims to let teens know that they aren’t alone in their feelings and experiences.

9. Should’ve Said No

“Should’ve Said No” is straight up Taylor Swift. It is an admonishing, catchy tune that shuts down the ex that foolishly cheated on the singer.

10. Tim McGraw

“Tim McGraw” is the song that got it all started. Released in 2006 when Swift was barely old enough to drive, the country song is inspired by a breakup with her high school boyfriend.

For such a short career, Taylor Swift sure does have a lot of great songs. And the 10 above are the best of the best. Did we leave your favorite off the list? Let us know in the comments below

Top 10 Best One Direction Songs of All Time

One Direction first broke onto the scene of superstardom after winning the UK version of X Factor. With the release of several albums, that stardom has grown even more, catapulting them into one of the top pop bands in the world. Whether you’re a tween, teen, or an adult, here are the top 10 best One Direction songs of all time that you are sure to love.

1. What Makes You Beautiful

Adorable and catchy, “What Makes You Beautiful” is the song that ignited a few million crushes worldwide and helped throw One Direction into the limelight.

2. Clouds

Rollicking drum licks and heavy guitar riffs make “Clouds” stand out as One Direction’s most unique offering. Though not exactly punk, it is definitely a far cry from the usual pop rock of the band’s other hit songs.

3. One Thing

“One Thing” is one of those songs that is hard not to sing along with. And while the song itself is great, the cute and quirky music video makes it even better.

4. Happily

Full of energy and jangling guitars, “Happily” is an aptly named song. It’s the kind of song that immediately turns an average day into a great one. When you need a bit of a pick me up, try throwing this song on.

5. Better Than Words

“Better Than Words” is one of those songs that deserves a far larger audience than the one it has. It’s a One Direction song that didn’t exactly hit the top of the charts but is still an absolute favorite among diehard supporters of the band.

6. Stockholm Syndrome

One Direction managed to do the near impossible with this song. They created a completely new sound for their band while still utilizing every one of their voices. The result is a synth-heavy take on 80s rock and roll.

7. I Would

It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’ll be able to connect with “I Would” on some level. The song is about unrequited love with the guys singing about crushing on a girl with a boyfriend that’s obviously not right for her.

8. Change Your Ticket

“Change Your Ticket” is the song that helped One Direction grow up and gain a more mature image. Though the guitar riff is identical to one used by the 1975, their own personal unique lyrics really give it a whole new feel.

9. They Don’t Know About Us

“They Don’t Know About Us” is classic One Direction in every sense of the word. It’s a throwback to boy band anthems of the past. Except this time it comes complete with string instruments.

10. Heart Attack

One Direction takes that high-pitched rock-and-roll yelp “ow!” and rolls with it in “Heart Attack.” The up-tempo, high-energy song is one of the most fun that they’ve ever produced.

One Direction sure has a lot of great songs for such a short time playing together as a band. But when all is said and done, the ten above are the absolute best of the best.

Top 10 Best Bruno Mars Songs of All Time (As of 2015)

Bruno Mars hasn’t been in the limelight for long, but he has already gained worldwide recognition while earning the love of fans worldwide. And his success didn’t come by accident. It came on the back of hard work and a generous amount of talent.

Below are the top 10 Bruno Mars songs of all time. Whether you’re a long-time fan or interested in exploring this artist for the first time, these top jams are sure to give you a taste of what his music is all about.

1. Just the Way You Are

A song full of romantic devotion, “Just the Way You Are” was the debut solo single from Bruno Mars. It climbed to the #1 spot on the charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom in a matter of weeks.

2. Grenade

Breakups are almost always painful. “Grenade” perfectly captures these feelings of painful heartbreak. The song once again made it to the top of the charts in countries around the world.

3. Locked Out of Heaven

“Locked Out of Heaven” takes a slightly different path than many of the other singles from Bruno Mars. It is up-tempo and surprisingly dancy with a strong (and acknowledged) influence from the Police.

4. Nothin’ on You – B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars

This is the song that catapulted Bruno Mars into fame. With his sweet, angelic vocals on the rap artist’s track, “Nothin’ on You” quickly rose to the top of both the pop and rap charts worldwide.

5. It Will Rain

A lot of the time songs specifically made for the movies fall short. Not so with “It Will Rain.” The song was created as a love ballad for the soundtrack to Breaking Dawn – Part 1 of the Twilight franchise. In his own words, the song represents “the darker side of love.”

6. When I Was Your Man

Reminiscent of early 1970s ballads, careful listeners will hear the influence of Billy Joel and Elton John in “When I Was Your Man.”

7. The Lazy Song

It didn’t take long for “The Lazy Song” to become a classic summer tune. The song channels laidback vibes and draws influence from both Bruno Mars’ Hawaiian heritage as well as reggae music.

8. Billionaire – with Travis McCoy

Bruno Mars co-wrote and produced the hit song “Billionaire” alongside Travis McCoy of the band Gym Class Heroes. It helped kick off McCoy’s solo career.

9. Marry You

Sweet and lighthearted, “Marry You” stirs up a wide range of feelings in listeners. Chief among these is a sort of nostalgic, melancholic romance. It’s a great song to use in romantic situations.

10. Treasure

One of the unique things about Bruno Mars is that he draws his influences from such a vast array of places. “Treasure” is a song firmly drawing from late 70s and early 80s soul music.

So there you have it – The top 10 best Bruno Mars songs of all time.

Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs of All Time

It’s no secret that Michael Jackson is one of the most famous musicians in history. In a career spanning almost 50 years, 13 of his singles went to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with an additional four songs topping the chart. Here are 10 of the very best Michael Jackson songs of all time.

1. Beat It

Honestly, music doesn’t get much better than “Beat It.” After its release in 1983, the dancefloor gem quickly reached the top of the charts worldwide. As much of this was to due with Eddie Van Halen’s amazing guitar work as it was Jackson’s groovy vocals.

2. Rock With You

Another Michael Jackson favorite is none other than “Rock With You.” Released in 1980, the song spent four weeks in the No. 1 Billboard position. It is still one of the singer’s most well known songs to this day.

3. Dancing Machine

The Jackson 5 knew exactly how to create the perfect dance tune. “Dancing Machine” highlights this fact perfectly. As the funky song’s title implies, it is a great song to throw on at a party if you’re looking to boogie down.

4. I’ll Be There

Another hit from the Jackson 5, “I’ll Be There” is a Michael Jackson classic in every sense of the world. Released to the world way back in 1970, it remains every ounce a world-class song as it was then.

5. Billie Jean

Already a superstar when “Billie Jean” was released in 1983, it nevertheless helped propel him to all new levels of worldwide fame and recognition. Indeed, it helped introduce Jackson’s now iconic album “Thriller” to the public.

6. Say Say Say

At 22 weeks on the Billboard charts (and 6 at No. 1), it goes without saying that “Say Say Say” was and is a popular Michael Jackson song. The fact that it is collaboration between Jackson and Paul McCartney undoubtedly has a lot to do with this.

7. I Want You Back

“I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 ushered in a new era in Motown history. With the young Michael Jackson at the helm, the song and the band took the musical world by storm.

8. ABC

As far as Michael Jackson songs go, “ABC” is among the most recognizable. Dislodging the Beatle’s “Let It Be” from the No. 1 Billboard spot, the song helped set the stage for the Jackson 5’s success.

9. Thriller

You just can’t talk about the best Michael Jackson songs without mentioning “Thriller.” The song and accompanying music video made waves when they were released in 1983.

10. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

When you’re looking to dance, there are few better songs to throw on than “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” One of the best dance songs of all time, it is also quintessentially Michael Jackson.

Almost every one of Michael Jackson’s songs can be considered a work of art in some way. But the ten discussed above are his true masterpieces.