Lists of this sort are subjective to personal taste. Their list covers many genres of music. Nearly 4,000 songs were narrowed to the top 500 by numerous people and votes. Within the article for each song a little music history is provided.

When scrolling through the list, often I'd look up a song at Youtube. More often than not, my listen time of a song was halfway through it. Another song on the list would catch my attention, and or it was a song from the distant past that no longer appealed to me... There are a number of songs on the Rolling Stone list I continue giving a listen from time to time, below are four of those...

Jimi Hendrix cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower"

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer

U2 - With Or Without You

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter