In 2010, Rolling Stone updated the list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It seems that almost 40% of the songs belong to the ’60s decade 🙂

Here is the top:
1960s: 39% (195 songs)
1970s: 26.2% (131 songs)
1950s: 13.8% (69 songs)
1980s: 11% (55 songs)
2000s: 5.2% (26 songs)
1990s: 4.4% (22 songs)
1940s: 0.4% (2 songs)

With 23 songs on the list, The Beatles are the most-represented musical act. John Lennon is the only artist to place multiple songs in the top 10 (as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist). The Beatles are followed by: The Rolling Stones (14), Bob Dylan (13), Elvis Presley (11); U2 (8), The Beach Boys and The Jimi Hendrix Experience (7).

Three songs appear on the list twice, being performed by different artists; “Mr. Tambourine Man” performed by Bob Dylan and The Byrds, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and Run-DMC.

Categories: Playlist, The Beatles

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