My 300 Favorite Songs of All Time

Forget the past decade. Forget my lifetime (I was born in 1978).

Today, I’m bringing you my 300 Favorite Songs of All Time.

Now, before we get started, here are a few things:

#1: This is across all genres. While I seem to be known for my love of country music, I have a wide selection of music I’ve listened to my entire life. Therefore, this list is going to be all over the map.

Heck, country music might only make up 20-25% or less of the final list.

#2: Songs didn’t have to be radio hits, or even singles, to make the list. My favorite songs aren’t tied to the airplay they received.

#3: There have been so many songs written/recorded, that I am bound to have forgotten a few. I wouldn’t be surprised if I forgot one of my all time favorites. It’s hard to remember every song you love!

#4: I’m not a professional writer or reviewer. This was for fun. Don’t freak out if you don’t like the order. This is my personal favorites list, not based on airplay, single or album sales etc… ūüôā

#5: A few songs may be headscratchers. Like “why would he like THIS song???”. Remember…I have three kids. Some of these songs they listen to over and over and over again. Therefore, they either 1) have gotten stuck in my head and I love them or 2) bring back great memories of singing and dancing with kids. Simple as that.

Got it? Good! So here we go with #300:

300. “Mountain Music“, Alabama

299. “Ramblin’ Man“, The Allman Brothers

298. “Symphony of Destruction“, Megadeath

297. “Lemonade“, Tsunami Bomb

296. “My Town“, Montgomery Gentry

295. “Run“, George Strait

294. “What Do I Have to Do“, Stabbing Westward

293. “Undone (The Sweater Song)“, Weezer

292. “O.P.P.“, Naughty by Nature

291. “Let Her Cry“, Hootie and the Blowfish

290. “Head Like a Hole“, Nine Inch Nails

289. “Fortunate Son“, Creedence Clearwater Revival

288. “I Got 5 on It“, Luniz

287. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston“, Dropkick Murphys

286. “Steal My Sunshine“, Len

285. “Machinehead“, Bush

284. “Jump Around“, House of Pain

283. “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful“, Sammy Kershaw

282. “More Human Than Human“, White Zombie

281. “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak“, Def Leppard

280. “Little Red Rodeo“, Phil Vassar

279. “The Middle“, Jimmy Eat World

278. “Love Without End, Amen“, George Strait

277. “God Only Knows“, The Beach Boys

276. “Stuart and the Avenue“, Green Day

275. “I Wish“, Skee Lo

274. “How Do You Like Me Now?“, Toby Keith

273. “Plush“, Stone Temple Pilots

272. “Born to Run“, Bruce Springsteen

271. “Sharp Dressed Man“, ZZ Top

270. “Welcome to the Future“, Brad Paisley

269. “Interstate Love Song“, Stone Temple Pilots

268. “Comedown“, Bush

267. “I Can’t Drive 55“, Sammy Hagar

266. “Good Day to Run“, Darryl Worley

265. “Nuthin’ But a G Thang“, Dr. Dre

264. “Country Man“, Luke Bryan

263. “Kickstart My Heart“, Motley Crue

262. “Push“, Matchbox Twenty

261. “Down in a Hole“,¬†Alice in Chains

260. “Sorry“, Nerf Herder

259. “Dreams“, Van Halen

258. “Austin“, Blake Shelton

257. “Gangsta’s Paradise“, Coolio

256. “Strawberry Wine“, Deana Carter

255. “The Bad Touch“, Bloodhound Gang

254. “California Gurls“, Katy Perry

253. “You“, Candlebox

252. “First Date“, Blink 182

251. “Yes“, Chad Brock

250. “Somebody to Shove“, Soul Asylum

249. “Party Rock Anthem“, LMFAO

248. “Why Do You Want Him“, Green Day

247. “Laredo” Chris Cagle

246. “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)“, The Offspring

245. “Three Little Pigs“, Green Jelly

244. “Time After Time“,¬†Cyndi Lauper

243. “Small Town Saturday Night“, Hal Ketchum

242. “Hip Hop Hooray“, Naughty by Nature

241. “Mama, I’m Coming Home“, Ozzy Osbourne

240. “Rock the Casbah“, The Clash

239. “I Like It, I Love It“, Tim McGraw

238. “Closer“, Nine Inch Nails

237. “Buddy Holly“, Weezer

236. “Dream On“, Aerosmith

235. “Rumor Has It“, Clay Walker

234. “End of the Line“, Traveling Wilburys

233. “Two Princes“, Spin Doctors

232. “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That“, Meatloaf

231. “Highway to Hell“, AC-DC

230. “Authority Song“, John Mellencamp

229. “One“, Metallica

228. “Bust a Move“,¬†Young MC

227. “Where is the Love?“, The Black Eyed Peas

226. “Summer of ’69“,¬†Bryan Adams

225. “Legs“, ZZ Top

224. “One for the Razorbacks“, Green Day

223. “Blister in the Sun“, Violent Femmes

222. “Brand New Man“, Brooks and Dunn

221. “Walking in Memphis“, Marc Cohn

220. “Twilight Zone“, Golden Earring

219. “She Couldn’t Change Me“, Montgomery Gentry

218. “Iris“, Goo Goo Dolls

217. “Not Ready to Make Nice“, Dixie Chicks

216. “Where the Streets Have No Name“, U2

215. “Boys of Summer“, Don Henley

214. “Self Esteem“, The Offspring

213. “Meet in the Middle“, Diamond Rio

212. “Anthem“, Zebrahead

211. “Invisible Touch“, Genesis

210. “Armatage Shanks“, Green Day

209. “Sold (The Grundy County Auction)“, John Michael Montgomery

208. “You Might Think“, The Cars

207. “Lose Yourself“, Eminem

206. “Pull Me Under“, Dream Theater

205. “Cemetery Gates“, Pantera

204. “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart“, Old Dominion

203. “Take Me Home Tonight“,¬†Eddie Money

202. “Hot for Teacher“, Van Halen

201. “Tonight, Tonight“, Smashing Pumpkins

200. Losing My Religion“, REM

199. “Hold My Hand“, Hootie and the Blowfish

198. “Beverly Hills“, Weezer

197. “Playmate of the Year“, Zebrahead

196. “Bawitdaba“,¬†Kid Rock

195. “My Own Worst Enemy“, Lit

194. “Lonely and Gone“, Montgomery Gentry

193. “Santa Monica“,¬†Everclear

192. “Cryin’” Aerosmith

191. “No Sleep Till Brooklyn“, Beastie Boys

190. “The Waiting” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

189. “London Calling“, The Clash

188. “I’m Alright“, Phil Vassar

187. “Tha Crossroads“, Bone Thugs N Harmony

186. “All Along the Watchtower“, Jimi Hendrix

185. “2,000 Light Years Away“, Green Day

184. “Come Cryin’ to Me“, Lonestar

183. “Radar Love“, Golden Earring

182. “U Can’t Touch This“, M.C. Hammer

181. “She Drives Me Crazy“, Fine Young Cannibals

180. “Stacy’s Mom“, Fountains of Wayne

179. “Regulate“, Warren G featuring Nate Dogg

178. “Tuesday’s Gone“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

177. “You Can Call Me Al“, Paul Simon

176. “The World I Know“,¬†Collective Soul

175. “Jeremy“, Pearl Jam

174. “Man on the Moon“, REM

173. “Red Dirt Road“, Brooks & Dunn

172. “Spiderwebs“, No Doubt

171. “Drunk on a Plane“, Dierks Bentley

170. “Shoebox“, Barenaked Ladies

169. “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer“, Sammy Kershaw

168. “Don’t Come Around Here No More“, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

167. “1985“,¬†Bowling for Soup

166. “Gone“, Montgomery Gentry

165. “Epic“, Faith No More

164. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For“, U2

163. “Bro Hymn“, Pennywise

162. “Walk This Way“, Aerosmith and Run DMC

161. “What I Got“, Sublime

160. “Beat of the Music“, Brett Eldredge

159. “Check Yes or No“, George Strait

158. “Home Sweet Home“, Motley Crue

157. “Pantera Fans in Love“, Nerf Herder

156. “Kryptonite“, 3 Doors Down

155. “Hard to Handle“, The Black Crowes

154. “Roots Radicals“, Rancid

153. “Right Now“, Van Halen

152. “Only the Good Die Young“, Billy Joel

151. “Copperhead Road“, Steve Earle

150. “Holiday“, Green Day

149. “Hello Tomorrow“, Zebrahead

148. “Thunderstruck“, AC-DC

147. “Somebody to Love“, Queen¬†¬†

146. “Already Gone“,¬†The Eagles

145. “Slide“, Goo Goo Dolls

144. “How Long Gone“, Brooks & Dunn

143. “Mr. Jones“, Counting Crows¬†

142. “When You Say Nothing at All“,¬†Keith Whitley

141. “Wagon Wheel“, Darius Rucker

140. “Spirit of the Radio“, Rush

139. Feeling This“, Blink 182

138. “Amazed“, Lonestar

137. “Blue Clear Sky“, George Strait

136. “The Anthem“, Good Charlotte

135. “Today“, Smashing Pumpkins

134. “Keep in Mind“, LOCASH

133. “Mother“, Danzig

132. “Speed“, Montgomery Gentry

131. “Killing in the Name“, Rage Against the Machine

130. “November Rain“, Guns & Roses

129. “Independence Day“, Martina McBride¬†

128. “Something Like That“, Tim McGraw

127. “Baby Got Back“, Sir-Mix-A-Lot¬† ¬†

126. “Learning to Fly“, Pink Floyd

125. “Janie’s Got a Gun“, Aerosmith

124. “Life, In A Nutshell“, Barenaked Ladies

123. “Redneck Yacht Club“, Craig Morgan

122. “Santeria“, Sublime

121. “Crazy Train“, Ozzy Osbourne

120. “Shut Up and Dance“, Walk the Moon

119. “You Give Love a Bad Name“, Bon Jovi

118. “Hunger Strike“, Temple of the Dog

117. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)“, Green Day

116. “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions“, Queen

115. “Friends in Low Places”¬†Garth Brooks

114. “Sell Out“, Reel Big Fish

113. “Sweet Child O’ Mine“, Guns & Roses

112. “Every Breath You Take“, The Police

111. “Wonderwall“, Oasis

110. “How Forever Feels“, Kenny Chesney

109. “Semi-Charmed Life“, Third Eye Blind

108. Girl All the Bad Guys Want“, Bowling for Soup

107. “I Won’t Back Down“, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

106. “Good Directions“,¬†Billy Currington

105. “Everything About You“, Ugly Kid Joe

104. “I Hold On“, Dierks Bentley

103. Down Under“, Men at Work

102. “Eastbound and Down“, Jerry Reed

101. “Take it Easy“,¬†The Eagles

100. “Paper Lanterns“, Green Day

99. “She’s With Me“, High Valley

98. Hey Ya“, OutKast¬†

97. “Stay a Little Longer“,¬†Brothers Osborne¬†

96. “You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party“,¬†Beastie Boys

95. “Jump“, Van Halen¬†

94. “I Walk the Line“, Johnny Cash

93. “Money for Nothing“, Dire Straits

92. Long Way Down“, Goo Goo Dolls¬†

91. “I Hope You Dance“, Lee Ann Womack

90. “Ruby Soho“, Rancid

89. “I’m Leaving You“, The Scorpions

88. “Only in America“, Brooks & Dunn

87. “Centerfield“,¬†John Fogerty

86. “Beer“, Reel Big Fish

85. “Minority“, Green Day

84. “Straight Tequila Night“, John Anderson

83. “I Want You to Want Me“, Cheap Trick

82. “She’s Got it All“, Kenny Chesney¬†¬†

81. “Learning to Fly“, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

80. “Baba O’ Riley“, The Who

79. “Smoke“, A Thousand Horses

78. “Paint it Black“, Rolling Stones

77. “Gone Country“, Alan Jackson

76. “Here I Go Again“, Whitesnake

75. “Real“, James Wesley

74. Any Way You Want It“, Journey

73. “Ring of Fire“, Johnny Cash

72. “Tubthumping“, Chumbawumba

71. “What’s My Age Again?“, Blink 182

70. “Cruise“, Florida Georgia Line

69. “Come on Eileen“, Dexys Midnight Runners

68. “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love“,¬†Van Halen

67. “Peace of Mind“, Boston

66. “Fool in the Rain“, Led Zeppelin

65. “Layla“, Derek and the Dominos

64. “Dust on the Bottle“, David Lee Murphy

63. “Down on the Corner“, Creedence Clearwater Revival

62. “We’re Not Gonna Take It“, Twisted Sister

61. “Should’ve Been a Cowboy“, Toby Keith

60. “Stand By Me“, Ben E. King

59. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door“, Guns & Roses

58. “The Joker“, Steve Miller Band

57. “Good Morning Beautiful“, Steve Holy

56. “California Love“, Tupac and Dr. Dre

55. “Sweet Home Alabama“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

54. “Enter Sandman“, Metallica

53. “When I Come Around“, Green Day

52. Mama Tried“, Merle Haggard¬†

51. “Hotel California“, The Eagles

50. “The Dance“, Garth Brooks

49. “Africa“, Toto

48. “Song of the South“, Alabama

47. “If I Had a Million Dollars“, Barenaked Ladies

46. “Into the Great Wide Open“, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

45. Smells Like Teen Spirit“, Nirvana¬†

44. “Angel“, Aerosmith

43. “Welcome to the Jungle“, Guns & Roses

42. “18 and Life“, Skid Row

41. “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas“, Alabama

40. “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper“, Blue Oyster Cult

39. “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn“, Poison¬†

38. “We Didn’t Start the Fire“, Billy Joel

37. “Bohemian Rhapsody“, Queen

36. “Seek and Destroy“, Metallica

35. “In Your Eyes“, Peter Gabriel

34. “Devil Went Down to Georgia“, The Charlie Daniels Band

33. “One“, U2

32. “I Remember You“, Skid Row

31. “Even if it Breaks Your Heart“, Eli Young Band

30. “Hey Jealousy“, Gin Blossoms

29. “Basket Case“, Green Day

28. “Paradise City“, Guns & Roses

27. “I Wanna Be Sedated“, The Ramones

26. “Standing Outside the Fire“, Garth Brooks

25. “Livin’ on a Prayer“, Bon Jovi

24. “Back in Black“, AC-DC

23. “Sound of Silence“, Simon and Garfunkel

22. “Fade to Black“, Metallica

21. “Pour Some Sugar on Me“, Def Leppard

20. “More Than a Feeling“, Boston

19. “Life’s a Dance“, John Michael Montgomery

18. “Freebird“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

17. “Save Tonight“, Eagle Eye Cherry

16. “Don’t Stop Believin’“, Journey

15. “Life is a Highway“, Tom Cochrane

14. “Rock You Like a Hurricane“, The Scorpions

13. “You Shook Me All Night Long“, AC-DC

12. “Carry on Wayward Son“, Kansas

11. “Let it Be“, The Beatles

10. “My Maria“, Brooks & Dunn

9. “Stairway to Heaven“, Led Zeppelin

8. “I’m in A Hurry (and Don’t Know Why)“, Alabama

7. “Under the Bridge“, Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. “Damnit“, Blink 182

5. “Free Fallin’“, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

4. “Piano Man“, Billy Joel

3. “Callin’ Baton Rouge“, Garth Brooks

2. “American Pie“, Don McLean

1. “With or Without You“, U2

Well, there it is. All 300 of them. Like I said before, these are my 300 favorites of all time.

What are yours?

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5 Comments on “My 300 Favorite Songs of All Time”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    What a fun thing to do… how long did it take you? Many of yours are faves of mine! Also U2 Made #1…. boyz from my home town!

  2. Kreuzer33 Says:

    This took a lot of time and effort. I spent time pulling together an in depth playlist on YouTube and pretty much exported that list over. I know I am missing a lot of songs, but in time, they could be added. U2 is one of my all time favorite bands and “With or Without You” has been my favorite song dating back to it’s release in 1987.

  3. Hootiek Says:

    I like rock songs! I really do! And my favourite yadrock band is Hootie and The Blowfish! All band members has came together to perform more than 50 concerts to their fans in 2019! To know more about Hootie & Blowfish in 2019 visit website Hootie and the Blowfish tour Washington. You won’t miss any performance this year if you visit the link!

  4. Jordan Says:

    Good list! A lot of solid songs here, and not just the typical “best-of” choices, particularly with more obscure yet great songs like Green Jelly’s “Three Little Pigs.” ūüôā I can also tell who some of your favorite bands are, based on this list — Nerfherder, Green Day, Weezer, Zebrahead….

  5. Kreuzer33 Says:

    Yep. Quite a few that show up repeatedly. I love that I have a mix of nearly all genres of music. But some of my favorite bands do show up quite a bit.

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