For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has updated their iconic list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
According to the list’s intro, over 250 “artists, writers and industry figures” were recruited to participate in a poll of nearly 4,000 songs to re-determine what the top 500 are. The original list was made in 2004 and the industry has seen a great deal of change since then.
Notably, the list contains more hip-hop, modern country, indie rock, Latin pop, reggae, and R&B than the previous version, and 245 entries did not previously hold a space.
The coveted first spot goes to Aretha Franklin for her version of “Respect,” originally recorded by Otis Redding. The song has recently seen a surge in popularity following the Queen of Soul’s recently released biopic of the same name.
The second spot on the list goes to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”
Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” (No. 3), Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” (No. 4) and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (No. 5) round out the top 5.
The updated list still puts classic acts like The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac in its higher spots, but the top 50 now contain entries from newer acts like Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Robyn – all of whom scored high spots for songs released after the original’s publication.
Other newer acts honored by the new list include pop sensation Lizzo, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and more.
In fact, the top five is noticeably different this time around, as the 2004 version put “Like a Rolling Stone” in the No. 1 slot while The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (No. 2), John Lennon’s “Imagine” (No. 3), Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” (No. 4) and Franklin’s “Respect” (No. 5) rounded out the top five.
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