The 20 Biggest Drops From Updated Rolling Stone’s ‘Greatest Songs’ List
“Times, they change,” sang Bob Dylan.
And when the music magazine Rolling stone updated its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” last month, Dylan’s hit was among the most losing spots.
This song and the ones listed below fell more places than any other in the updated list, falling off the top 500 like a rolling stone.
The legacy of these tracks remains, but new artists and songs are making their mark on the music scene. See the new entries here and discover the highest climbers here.
These are the 20 biggest slaughterers in Rolling stonethe updated summary …
1. “You’ve Lost That Lovin ‘Feelin” by Righteous Brothers (1964)
OUTSIDE. At least 467
Critically acclaimed and commercially successful when released in the mid-1960s, the song ranked No. 34 on the 2004 chart.
In 2015, the track was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for its “cultural, historical or aesthetic significance”.
In its latest update for 2021, “you’ve lost that feeling of love” is out of the RS 500 and there’s not much the Righteous Brothers can do “now let’s go … gone … gone … woooooo. .. “
2. “When a man loves a woman” by Percy Sledge (1966)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 447
One at a time on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts when it was first released.
In 2004, the Percy Sledge version was ranked 53rd in the RS’s 500 Best Songs, but 17 years later it was dropped.
3. “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard (1956)
OUTSIDE. Below at least 443
“Sally long and tall, she’s built for speed” but not for the RS500 update. The track was not included in the list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, although in 2004 it placed 55th.
The song was Little Richard’s biggest hit, with the Beatles and Kinks later recording their own versions.
4. “The Times They Are A-Changin” by Bob Dylan (1967)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 442
Cause the loser will win later / Because times change
This song by the Nobel Laureate for Literature – although great literary figures like Mario Vargas Llosa questioned its award, saying it should go to writers and not singers – was deemed unworthy of inclusion in the 500 greatest songs of all time from RS in 2021.
5. “Whole Lotta Shakin ‘Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
OUTSIDE. Below at least 440
When it was released, the salacious lyrics of this hit, first recorded by Big Maybelle, sparked much controversy.
Jerry Lee Lewis’s version of the song ranked 61st greatest song of all time in 2004, a year later it was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.
As of 2021, the song is off the RS 500 list.
6. “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound)” by Buffalo Springfield (1967)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 438
It’s considered an anti-war song, but writer Stephen Stills took inspiration from the Sunset Strip curfew riots in 1966, when police clashed with youths who were part of the hippie and rock counterculture. and roll on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
The song is part of the soundtrack of many films set in 1960s America, such as Forrest Gump.
7. “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream (1968)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 436
Ranked number 65 in Rolling stonegreatest songs of all time in 2004, the magazine wrote at the time that “bassist Bruce and lyricist-poet Brown came up with” Sunshine “towards the end of an all-night session, which inspired the first sentence: “It’s getting close to dawn / When the lights close their tired eyes.”
In 2021, “Sunshine of Your Love” was taken off the magazine’s biggest all-time list.
8. “California Girls” by the Beach Boys (1965)
OUTSIDE. At least 430
One of the Beach Boys’ most famous songs, “California Girls” is included in the list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2004, she was ranked 71 on the RS 500 but in 2021 she was no longer doing the compilation.
9. “The Mysterious Train” by Elvis Presley (2000)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 424
“Mystery Train” was the first recording to make Elvis Presley a country music star in the United States.
In 2004, it was No. 77 on the RS 500 chart, but the song is no longer among the 500 greatest songs of all time. Elvis is still known as the “King of Rock and Roll”.
10. “I got you (I feel good)” by James Brown (1965)
OUTSIDE. At least 423
James Brown’s screams at the start and end of the song have been imitated time and time again in hip hop and dance songs.
In 2000, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” reached No. 21 of VH1’s 100 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs and 75th of VH1’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs. In 2004, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” was ranked No. 78 on the Rolling stone list but in the last update it came out.
11. “Help!” the Beatles (1966)
Down 418 (29 to 447)
In 1980, the year of his death, John Lennon said that when “Help! came out: “I was actually calling for help. Most people think it’s just a fast rock’n’roll song. But later I knew I was really calling for help. So that was my big Elvis period. “
“To help!” was previously ranked No. 24 on the list, but drops to 500 in 2021.
12. ‘Norwegian wood (This bird has flown away)‘by The Beatles (1966)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 418
From the Beatles’ sixth studio album, Rubber Soul. John Lennon is said to have written the song about an extramarital affair he had in London.
He placed at No.83 on Rolling stone, but falls completely in 2021.
13. “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins (1956)
OUTSIDE. Below at least 406
The song is considered one of the earliest rockabilly records, incorporating the blues, country and pop music of the era.
“Blue Suede Shoes” is included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll” as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, National Public Radio included “Blue Suede Shoes” in its “100 Most Important American Musical Works of the 20th Century”.
In 2004, Rolling stone ranked Perkins’ version at No. 95 on the RS 500. This year it fell into the top 500; however, the power of the song remains undeniable.
14. “Ride on Beethoven” by Chuck Berry (1956)
OUTSIDE. At least 404
The 1956 hit single written by Chuck Berry is the rhythm and blues bugle call to replace classical music; the song tells composer Ludwig van Beethoven to step aside and make room for rock and roll.
He ranked him number 97 on the 2004 list, but he was taken out of the 500 in 2021.
15. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from The Rolling Stones (1969)
OUTSIDE. At least 401
Named Rolling Stone magazine’s 100th greatest song of all time in its 2004 list.
The gloomy drug ballad in an upscale London neighborhood is now one of the 500.
To the surprise of the Rolling Stones themselves, Donald Trump performed the song in numerous election appearances in the 2016 presidential election.
16. “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix (1993)
OUTSIDE. Below at least 400
Some critics consider “Voodoo Child” to be one of the greatest electric guitar pieces ever recorded. It is one of Hendrix’s most popular songs and he has performed it at numerous concerts throughout his career.
Rolling stone the magazine included it at # 102 on the 2004 list, but it’s out now.
17. ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ by Gene Vincent (1956)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 399
The 1956 rockabilly song was not selected in 2021.
Be-Bop-A-Lula is part of the soundtrack of David Lynch’s cult film The heart that is in Desert, winner of the Palme d’Or 1990 at the Cannes Film Festival.
18. ‘Hot Stuff’ by Donna Summer (1979)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 398
“Hot Stuff” won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the first year the award was presented.
Rolling stone included the song up to # 104 in a partial update of 2010. But in 2021, decided to leave it completely off the list.
19. “Living for the City” by Stevie Wonder (1973)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 397
The story of a young man from a poor Mississippi family who faces discrimination when looking for work, so he decides to flee to New York City to find a better life.
It was ranked at No. 104 in 2004, but is now one of the RS’s 500 Greatest Songs.
20. “The Boxer” by Simon & Garfunkel (1969)
OUTSIDE. Down at least 396
The folk ballad is known for its sad refrain, in which the singer sings the air “lie-la-lie”. Rolling stone ranked placed him at No.105 in the 2004 list, but left him out in 2021.