The best songs ever

From love songs to Christmas songs to Beatles songs, dive into our epic collection of impeccable music lists

The best songs ever

If you need to make a new playlist, you've come to the right place. Here at Time Out music we've compiled lists of the greatest songs of all time, streamlined into handy themes. Karaoke songsChristmas songs? Breakup songs? We've got them all covered.

And if you're looking for listening guides to some of the greatest artists in music history - think The Beatles, Kanye West and Taylor Swift - we have your back, too. In fact, there are so many great songs just one click away from this page that it's probably best to bookmark it for future reference. Dive in and enjoy!

The best songs ever by theme

The 50 best pop songs
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The 50 best pop songs

The 50 best love songs
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The 50 best love songs

The ultimate relaxation playlist
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The ultimate relaxation playlist

The 100 best London songs
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The 100 best London songs

 

The 50 best Christmas songs
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The 50 best Christmas songs

 

The 50 best sad songs
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The 50 best sad songs

The 50 best ’90s songs
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The 50 best ’90s songs

The 50 best break-up songs
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The 50 best break-up songs

 

The best ’60s revolutionary soul songs
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The best ’60s revolutionary soul songs

The best songs of 2017
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The best songs of 2017

The 100 best party songs
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The 100 best party songs

 

The 24 best weed songs
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The 24 best weed songs

 

The 50 best sex songs
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The 50 best sex songs

 

The 50 best karaoke songs
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The 50 best karaoke songs

 

The 50 best ’80s songs
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The 50 best ’80s songs

 

The 100 best songs of 2015 so far
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The 100 best songs of 2015 so far

The 50 best songs of 2014
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The 50 best songs of 2014

The 20 best one-hit wonders
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The 20 best one-hit wonders

 

The 20 best drinking songs
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The 20 best drinking songs

 

The best wedding songs
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The best wedding songs

 

The best songs for Halloween
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The best songs for Halloween

 

The 10 best James Bond theme songs
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The 10 best James Bond theme songs

 

The 10 best Bollywood songs
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The 10 best Bollywood songs

 

The best songs ever by artist

The 50 best Beatles songs
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The 50 best Beatles songs

The 20 best Kanye West songs
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The 20 best Kanye West songs

The 20 best Taylor Swift songs
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The 20 best Taylor Swift songs

The 20 best Rihanna songs
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The 20 best Rihanna songs

The best Amy Winehouse songs
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The best Amy Winehouse songs

The 20 best One Direction songs
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The 20 best One Direction songs

The 8 best TLC songs
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The 8 best TLC songs

The best Stevie Wonder songs
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The best Stevie Wonder songs

The 20 best Drake songs
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The 20 best Drake songs

The best Nirvana songs
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The best Nirvana songs

The 20 best Eminem songs
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The 20 best Eminem songs

The five best J Dilla tracks
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The five best J Dilla tracks

The best songs ever by genre

The 50 best soul songs
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The 50 best soul songs

The best UK garage tracks
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The best UK garage tracks

 

The 20 best R&B songs
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The 20 best R&B songs

 

The 20 best jungle tracks
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The 20 best jungle tracks

 

The 20 best dubstep tracks
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The 20 best dubstep tracks

 

The 20 best house tracks
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The 20 best house tracks