“Respect” by Aretha Franklin, the best song ever on new list

The song tops the list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, according to the Rolling Stones music magazine.



The Aretha Franklin song was included after the first update of the list, from Rolling Stones magazine, after 17 years.  EFE / Jeff Kowalsky


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The Aretha Franklin song was included after the first update of the list, from Rolling Stones magazine, after 17 years. EFE / Jeff Kowalsky

The Aretha Franklin song was included after the first update of the list, from Rolling Stones magazine, after 17 years. EFE / Jeff Kowalsky (Jeff Kowalsky /)

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” tops the new list of the 500 greatest songs of all time produced by the influential music magazine “Rolling Stone”, a position in which he replaces Bob Dylan.

The publication has updated its list for the first time in 17 years. Franklin supera así “Like a Rolling Stone” de Bob Dylan, the song that topped the list the magazine made in 2004.

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The first five places are completed by “Fight the Power”, from Public Enemy, in second position; Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” at number three; the mentioned success of Dylan, in the fourth position; and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at number five.

The list was produced after a survey of more than 250 artists, journalists and figures in the music industry that determined the 500 chosen from more than 4,000 songs.

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Among The first fifty feature classics by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and The KinksBut there are also new artists like Kendrik Lamar, Lorde and Kanye West.

The first song of a Latin interpreter is “Gasolina”, by the Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee, in position 50. In this new list, with more themes of styles such as hip-hop, reggae, country and Latin pop, appear 254 songs that were not present for almost two decades as a reflection of the evolution of popular music and the emergence of new genres.

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