What are the all time best English songs?

What are the all time best English songs? by Ajim Bagwan

Answer by Ajim Bagwan:

Here are some of the (what I consider) best English Songs from my playlist:

  • AC/DC: You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway to Hell, Back In Black, Thunderstruck.
  • Adele : Set Fire In The Rain, Rolling In The Deep, Someone Like You.
  • Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A Changin', Blowing In The Wind, Like A Rolling Stone, Things Have Changed, Thunder On The Mountain, Hurricane.
  • Bob Marley: Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song, Stir It Up, Jamming, No Woman No Cry, Ganja Gun, Bum Bhole Naath.
  • Bon Jovi: Always, Living On A Prayer, I'll Be There For You, It's My Life.
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born In The USA, Dancing In The Dark, Born To Run, State Trooper, Fire.
  • Bryan Adams: Everything I Do, Best Of Me, Here I am, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman, Please Forgive Me.
  • Celine Dion: Call The Man, All By Myself, A New Day Has Come, My Heart Will Go On.
  • Cold Play: Fix You, Viva La Vida, Paradise, Shiver
  • Eddie Vedder: Better Man, Hard Sun, Society, Guaranteed, Long Road, Rise, Setting Forth.
  • Elvis Presley: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Always On My Mind, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, It's Now or Never.
  • Eminem: Not Afraid, Stan, Love The Way You Lie.
  • Eric Clapton: Layla, Cocaine, I Shot The Sheriff, Tears In Heaven.
  • Frank Sinatra: It Was A Very Good Year, My Way, That's Life, Strangers In The Night
  • Guns N Roses: Civil War, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, Sweet Child O'Mine, November Rain.
  • Jimmy Hendrix: All Along The Watchtower, Voodoo Child, Third Stone From The Sun, Purple Haze, Hey Joe.
  • John Lennon: Give Peace A Chance, Imagine, Jealous Guy, Mind Games, Woman, Instant Karma.
  • Linking Park: Breaking The Habit, Crawling, In The End,  Waiting For The End, Somewhere I Belong.
  • Led Zeppelin: Dazed & Confused, Achilles Last Stand, Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Immigrant Song.
  • Marvin Gaye: Ain't No Mountain High Enough, What's Going On, Let's Get It On, Sexual Healing.
  • Metallica: One, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, Unforgiven.
  • Michael Jackson: Beat It, Dangerous, Billie Jean, Earth Song.
  • Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit, The Man Who Sold The World, Come As You are, Lithium.
  • Phil Collins: Against All Odds, Another Day In The Paradise, In The Air Tonight, Sussudio, One More Night, Land Of Confusion.
  • Pink Floyd: Time, Coming Back To Life, Echoes, Breathe, If, Brain Damage, The Great Gig In The Sky, Us & Them, Comfortably Numb, Learning To Fly, Wish You Were Here, Marooned, Have A Cigar.
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, I Want To Break Free, Show Must Go On, We Are The Champions.
  • Radiohead: Creep, Karma Police, Paranoid Android.
  • Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer, Sound Of Silence.
  • The Beatles: A Day In The Life, Across The Universe, Come Together, Hey Jude, In My Life, My Guitar Gently Weeps, Obla-Di-Obla-Da.
  • The Doors: Break On Through, Light My Fire, L.A. Woman, Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, Riders On The Storm, The End, When The Music Is Over, Alabama Song, Moonlight Drive.
  • The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction, Sympathy For The Devil, Play With Fire, Thru & Thru.
  • U2 : One, With You Or Without You, Beautiful Day

  • Ain't Too Proud To Beg by The Temptations
  • Stand By Me by Ben E King
  • The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King
  • Only The Lonely & Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
  • That's Amore by Dean Martin
  • Hit The Road Jack & What'd I Say by Ray Charles
  • A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke
  • Oh Girl & Have You Seen Her by The Chi-lites
  • Smooth Operator by Sade
  • Johnny Be Good & You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry
  • What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel IZ
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Vallie & The 4 Seasons.
  • Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
  • Have You Even Seen The Rain by Credence Clearwater Revival
  • Ground Of Divorce and One Day Like This by The Elbow
  • Singing In The Rain by Gene Kelly
  • Hotel California by The Eagles
  • Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
  • You Are Beautiful by James Blunt
  • You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
  • When The Lights Go Down by Journey
  • Lowride by War

  • Solitary Man by Neil Diamond
  • Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
  • Respect by Aretha Franklin
  • California Dreamin' by The Mamas & The Papas
  • Sledgehammer & Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
  • Downtown by Petula Clark
  • Hip To Be Square by Huey Lewis & The News
  • Where's My Mind by The Pixies
  • Carnival of Rust by Poets Of The Fall
  • Sound of Muzak by Porcupine Tree
  • Loosing My Religion by REM
  • Desert Rose by Sting
  • Every Breath You Take by The Police
  • Take Me Out Tonight by The Smiths
  • Time Of The Season by The Zombies
  • Dead Man Walking by The Script
  • Wicked Games by Chris Isaac
  • Wind Of Change by The Scorpions
  • On The Road Again by Willie Nelson
  • Against The Wind by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Story of My Life my Marty Robbins

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