My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time Part 2 of 4

Welcome to Part 2 of 4: Songs 26-50

When I was putting the finishing touches on my Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time post, I figured I should follow up with a post about my favorite songs of all-time. Call me crazy for being able to narrow down my 100 favorite songs, let alone rank them! Similar to the process I used when narrowing down my favorite albums, I again limited bands and artists to only one possible entry on this list. As far as the ranking process, it was a total pain. Working in iTunes, I made a playlist of all my favorite songs and then dwindled that list down to the top 100. Once I had 100 songs, I made a top 50 and a bottom 50. The top 50 was divided into a top 25 and a bottom 25, and so on until I had a ranked 1-100. Songs 1-25 are the most strictly ranked.

As you will see, the songs on this list are mostly from rock, hard rock, indie rock, punk, and metal genres. These, and everything in between, have always been my favorite genres of music. There are some common themes that can be found across this list of songs. I am drawn to songs about life; songs that are inspiring, heartfelt, emotional, encouraging, uplifting and also songs that discuss common struggle and question our existence and the status quo. I am also a sucker for a song with a catchy chorus and good beat. Songs that made this top 100 list satisfy all of these dimensions.

With that said, I am very proud to present my Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time. I hope that you discover some new material you might not have otherwise. That is one of the reasons I started this blog; to spread my love for music to the people.

Note: This favorite songs entry will be released in 4 parts for faster page loading times.

Go to Part 3 of 4: Songs 51-75

Go to Part 4 of 4: Songs 76-199

Go to Part 1 of 4: Songs 1-25

Listen to the complete Part 2: Songs 26-50 list as a Spotify playlist here
Watch the complete Part 2: Songs 26-50 list as a Youtube playlist here

50. “Hitchin’ A Ride” by Green Day


Album: Nimrod (1997)

49. “Crossfire” by Brandon Flowers


Album: Flamingo (2010)

Genre: Pop rock

48. “I Found Away” by Alkaline Trio


Album: Agony & Irony (2008)

47. “Godspeed” by Anberlin


Album: Cities (2007)

46. “Zero” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Album: It’s Blitz! (2009)

45. “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt


Album: Tragic Kingdom (1997)

44. “Reptilia” by The Strokes


Album: Room on Fire (2003)

43. “Gimme Sympathy” by Metric


Album: Fantasies (2009)

42. “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” by Fuel


Album: Something Like Human (2000)

Genre: Post-grunge

41. “The River” by Good Charlotte


Album: Good Morning Revival (2007)

40. “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi


Album: Crush (2000)

Genre: Hard rock

39. “Push It” by Static-X


Album: Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

38. “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys


Album: El Camino (2011)

37. “A Favor House Atlantic” by Coheed & Cambria


36. “The Final Countdown” by Europe


Album: The Final Countdown (1986)

35. “The World I Know” by Collective Soul


Album: Collective Soul (1995)

34. “Hail and Kill” by ManOwar


Album: Kings of Metal (1988)

33. “Prisoner of Society” by The Living End


Album: The Living End (1999)

32. “Go With The Flow” by Queens of the Stone Age


Album: Songs for the Deaf (2003)

31. “The Bucket” by Kings of Leon


Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)

30. “Like A Vibration” by The Whigs


Album: Mission Control (2008)

Genre: Garage rock

29. “Lump” by The Presidents of the United States of America


28. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana


Album: Nevermind (1991)

Genre: Grunge

27. “New Noise” by Refused



26. “Scott Farcas Takes It On The Chin” by Less Than Jake


Album: Hello Rockview (1998)

Genre: Ska punk


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