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. “Undone (The Sweater Song)“, Weezer

299. “Run“, George Strait

298. “Symphony of Destruction“, Megadeath

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

296. “My Town“, Montgomery Gentry

295. “Stuart and the Avenue“, Green Day

294. “Lemonade“, Tsunami Bomb

293. “Cradle of Love“, Billy Idol

292. “O.P.P.“, Naughty by Nature

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

290. “You Might Think“, The Cars

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. “Mountain Music“, Alabama

275. “I Wish“, Skee Lo

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

273. “Plush“, Stone Temple Pilots

272. “Small Town Saturday Night“, Hal Ketchum

271. “Sharp Dressed Man“, ZZ Top

270. “Welcome to the Future“, Brad Paisley

269. “Jack and Diane“, John Cougar Mellencamp

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“, Nerfherder

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.”Man in the Box“, Alice in Chains

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. “Mr. Jones“, Counting Crows

235. “Rumor Has It“, Clay Walker

234. “End of the Line“, Traveling Wilburys

233. “Two Princes“, Spin Doctors

232. “Chattahoochie“, Alan Jackson

231. “Highway to Hell“, AC-DC

230. “Authority Song“, John Mellencamp

229. “Tonight, Tonight“, Smashing Pumpkins

228. “What It Takes“, Aerosmith

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. “Head Like a Hole“, Nine Inch Nails

207. “Lose Yourself“, Eminem

206. “Tubthumping“, Chumbawumba

205. “Bust a Move“,¬†Young MC

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

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

202.¬†“Man on the Moon“, REM

201.¬†“One“, Metallica

200. “Paranoid“, Black Sabbath

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. “Shoebox“, Barenaked Ladies

189. “Interstate Love Song“, Stone Temple Pilots

188. “I’m Alright“, Phil Vassar

187. “Hot for Teacher“, Van Halen

186. “Santeria“, Sublime

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’s Got it All“, Kenny Chesney

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

179. “Keep in Mind“, LOCASH

178. “Tha Crossroads“, Bone Thugs N Harmony

177. “Wagon Wheel“, Darius Rucker

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

175.¬†“Thunderstruck“, AC-DC

174. “Tuesday’s Gone“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

173. “Red Dirt Road“, Brooks & Dunn

172. “Spiderwebs“, No Doubt

171. “Beat of the Music“, Brett Eldredge

170. “The Waiting” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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

168. “Born to Run“, Bruce Springsteen

167. “1985“,¬†Bowling for Soup

166. “Gone“, Montgomery Gentry

165. “Cemetery Gates“, Pantera

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

163. “Bro Hymn“, Pennywise

162. “Jeremy“, Pearl Jam

161. “What I Got“, Sublime

160. “I Hold On“, Dierks Bentley

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

158. “Home Sweet Home“, Motley Crue

157. “Pantera Fans in Love“, Nerfherder

156. “Pull Me Under“, Dream Theater

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

154. “Roots Radicals“, Rancid

153. “Dream On“, Aerosmith

152. “Today“, Smashing Pumpkins

151. “Copperhead Road“, Steve Earle

150. “Paper Lanterns“, Green Day

149. “Right Now“, Van Halen

148. “Kryptonite“, 3 Doors Down

147. “The Anthem“, Good Charlotte

146. “Already Gone“,¬†The Eagles

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

144. “How Long Gone“, Brooks & Dunn

143. “Down Under“, Men at Work

142. “Long Way Down“, Goo Goo Dolls

141. “Good Directions“,¬†Billy Currington

140. “Epic“, Faith No More

139. “Sharp Dressed Man“, ZZ Top

138. “Amazed“, Lonestar

137. “Master of Puppets“, Metallica

136. “Speed“, Montgomery Gentry

135. “Mother“, Danzig

134. “Family Tradition“, Hank Williams Jr.

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

132. “Hello Tomorrow“, Zebrahead

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

130. “November Rain“, Guns & Roses

129. “Feeling This“, Blink 182

128. “Something Like That“, Tim McGraw

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

126. “Wonderwall“, Oasis

125. “Spirit of the Radio“, Rush

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

123. “Redneck Yacht Club“, Craig Morgan

122. “Any Way You Want It“, Journey

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. “Minority“, Green Day

116. “Eastbound and Down“, Jerry Reed

115. “I’m Leaving You“, The Scorpions

114. “Sell Out“, Reel Big Fish

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

112. “Africa“, Toto

111. “Learning to Fly“, Pink Floyd

110. “How Forever Feels“, Kenny Chesney

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

108. “Janie’s Got a Gun“, Aerosmith

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

106. “Friends in Low Places“, Garth Brooks

105.”Regulate“, Warren G featuring Nate Dogg

104.”Ramblin’ Man“, The Allman Brothers

103. “Losing My Religion“, REM

102. “All Along the Watchtower“, Jimi Hendrix

101. “Take it Easy“,¬†The Eagles

100. “Holiday“, Green Day

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

98. “London Calling“, The Clash

97. “Drunk on a Plane“, Dierks Bentley

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

95.¬†“Check Yes or No“, George Strait

94. “Every Breath You Take“, The Police

93. “Only in America“, Brooks & Dunn

92. “Everything About You“, Ugly Kid Joe

91. “Hey Ya“, OutKast

90. “Ruby Soho“, Rancid

89. “Real“, James Wesley

88. “Money for Nothing“, Dire Straits

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

86. “Beer“, Reel Big Fish

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

84. “Straight Tequila Night“, John Anderson

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

82. ¬†“I Hope You Dance“, Lee Ann Womack

81. “I Walk the Line“, Johnny Cash

80. “Baby Got Back“, Sir-Mix-A-Lot

79. “Smoke“, A Thousand Horses

78. “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn“, Poison

77. “What’s My Age Again?“, Blink 182

76. “Here I Go Again“, Whitesnake

75. “Jump“, Van Halen

74.¬†“Song of the South“, Alabama

73. “Hard to Handle“, The Black Crowes

72. “Fool in the Rain“, Led Zeppelin

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

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. “Centerfield“,¬†John Fogerty

65. “18 and Life“, Skid Row

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

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. “Layla“, Derek and the Dominos

59. “Baba O’ Riley“, The Who


58. “The Joker“, Steve Miller Band

57. “Gone Country“, Alan Jackson

56. “Angel“, Aerosmith

55. “In Your Eyes“, Peter Gabriel

54. “Enter Sandman“, Metallica

53. “When I Come Around“, Green Day

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

51. “Hotel California“, The Eagles

50. “Bohemian Rhapsody“, Queen

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

48. “Ring of Fire“, Johnny Cash

47. “Stand By Me“, Ben E. King

46. “Good Morning Beautiful“, Steve Holy

45. “Smells Like Teen Spirit“, Nirvana

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

43. “Hey Jealousy“, Gin Blossoms

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

41. “Seek and Destroy“, Metallica

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

39. “Sweet Home Alabama“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

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


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

36.¬†“Standing Outside the Fire“, Garth Brooks

35. “Paint it Black“, Rolling Stones

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

33. “One“, U2

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

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

30. “Don’t Stop Believin’“, Journey

29. “Mama Tried“, Merle Haggard

28. “Paradise City“, Guns & Roses

27. “The Dance“, Garth Brooks

26. “I Remember You“, Skid Row

25. “Livin’ on a Prayer“, Bon Jovi

24. “Back in Black“, AC-DC

23. “I Wanna Be Sedated“, The Ramones

22. “Fade to Black“, Metallica

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

20. “More Than a Feeling“, Boston

19. “Basket Case“, Green Day

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

17. “Carry on Wayward Son“, Kansas

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

15. “Life is a Highway“, Tom Cochrane

14. “Let it Be“, The Beatles

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

12. “Save Tonight“, Eagle Eye Cherry

11. “My Maria“, Brooks & Dunn

10. “Freebird“, Lynyrd Skynyrd

9. “Stairway to Heaven“, Led Zeppelin

8. “Damnit“, Blink 182

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

6. “Sound of Silence“, Simon and Garfunkel

5. “Piano Man“, Billy Joel

4. “Callin’ Baton Rouge“, Garth Brooks

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

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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2 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.

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