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Rolling Stone created some major buzz today (September 15) with the release of an updated version of their “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.

The first version of the list was released in 2004, a time when “…the iPod was relatively new, and Billie Eilish was three years old.” With that in mind, Rolling Stone reached out to a wide variety of music figures, from artists to industry professionals to journalists, “to give the list a total reboot.”

Rolling Stone notes, “Nearly 4,000 songs received votes. Where the 2004 version of the list was dominated by early rock and soul, the new edition contains more hip-hop, modern country, indie rock, Latin pop, reggae, and R&B. More than half the songs here — 254 in all — weren’t present on the old list, including a third of the Top 100. The result is a more expansive, inclusive vision of pop, music that keeps rewriting its history with every beat.”

Of course, with that in mind, that means there are many songs from the 2004 version that are no longer on the 2021 version. Which tracks didn’t make the cut this time around? Scroll below to view just 30 songs that are no longer on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list and where they ranked on the list in 2004.

  • The Rolling Stones -

    Previously ranked #495.

    The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (Live) - OFFICIAL

    Welcome to Goats Head Soup 2020. Featuring three unheard tracks, sitting alongside an all-new stereo mix of the original 1973 album, plus demos, outtakes, li...

  • Neil Young - “Rockin’ in the Free World”

    Previously ranked #216.

    Rockin' in the Free World

    Provided to YouTube by RhinoRockin' in the Free World · Neil YoungFreedom℗ 1989 Reprise RecordsUnknown: Alan AbrahamsonUnknown: Alan YoshidaKeyboards: Ben Ke...

  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -

    Previously ranked #491.

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll

    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N RollLyrics:I saw him dancin' there by the record machineI knew he must a been about seventeenThe beat was goin' s...

  • Sly and the Family Stone - “Dance to the Music”

  • Alice Cooper - 'I'm Eighteen

    Previously ranked #487.

    I'm Eighteen

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner RecordsI'm Eighteen · Alice CooperThe Studio Albums 1969-1983℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.Lead Vocals: Alice CooperAssistan...

  • The Clash - “Should I Stay or Should I Go”

    Previously ranked #228.

    The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go (Official Video)

    Official Video for "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The ClashListen to The Clash: to The Clash YouTube Channel: ht...

  • Guns N' Roses -

    Previously ranked #459.

    Guns N' Roses - Paradise City

    AppetiteForDestruction: The Debut Album, Remastered and Expanded. Available now as Box Set, Super Deluxe, Double LP, and Double CD here:

  • AC/DC - “Highway to Hell”

    Previously ranked #258.

    AC/DC - Highway to Hell (Official Video)

    Official Music Video for "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC Listen to AC/DC: to the official AC/DC YouTube channel: https://AC...

  • John Cougar Mellencamp -

    Previously ranked #447.

    John Mellencamp - Pink Houses

    Music video by John Mellencamp performing Pink Houses. (C) 1983 John Mellencamp under exclusive license to the Island Def Jam Music Group#JohnMellencamp #Pin...

  • The Troggs - “Wild Thing”

    Previously ranked #261.

    The Troggs - Wild Thing

    Music video by The Troggs performing Wild Thing. © 1966 Mercury Records Limited

  • Deep Purple -

    Previously ranked #434.

    Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water (Film Clip)

    Recorded in December 1971, Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water is one of the worlds greatest rock songs. Incredibly the song only became in a hit on the billboa...

  • U2 - “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

    Previously ranked #272.

    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Aid 1985)

    U2 performing at Live Aid in front of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium, London on the 13th July, 1985. The event was organised by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ur...

  • Green Day -

    Previously ranked #432.

    Green Day - American Idiot [Official Music Video]

    Watch the official music video for American Idiot by Green Day from the album American Idiot.🔔 Subscribe to the channel:

  • Jefferson Airplane - “Somebody to Love”

    Previously ranked #279.

    Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love - Live At Woodstock, August 17, 1969 (Remastered Audio)

    Feel free to support me! first 7 seconds is a little clip I found that adds more to the beginning that finishes the introd...

  • Billy Joel -

    Previously ranked #429.

    Billy Joel - Piano Man (Official Music Video)

    In 1973, Billy Joel released his legendary Piano Man album. Watch the official music video for the title track "Piano Man."Listen to Billy Joel: https://bill...

  • Bruce Springsteen - “Born in the U.S.A.”

    Previously ranked #280.

    Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (Official Video)

    Official Video for "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen Listen to Bruce Springsteen: Pre-order the new album Le...

  • Aerosmith -

    Previously ranked #416.

    Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion (Official Music Video)

    Official Music Video for "Sweet Emotion" by AerosmithListen to Aerosmith: Watch more videos by Aerosmith: https://Aerosmith...

  • David Bowie - “Ziggy Stardust”

    Previously ranked #282.

    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (From The Motion Picture)

    Music video by David Bowie performing Ziggy Stardust.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd -

    Previously ranked #407.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - 7/2/1977 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official)

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home AlabamaRecorded Live: 7/2/1977 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium - Oakland, CAMore Lynyrd Skynyrd at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault....

  • Led Zeppelin - “Black Dog”

    Previously ranked #300.

    Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (Live at Madison Square Garden 1973) (Official Video)

    Watch Led Zeppelin perform their song 'Black Dog' live at Madison Square Garden in New York City in July 1973 from The Song Remains the Same. JUST RELEASED T...

  • The Police - “Roxanne”

    Previously ranked #398.

    The Police - Roxanne

    REMASTERED IN HD!Listen to more from The Police: the incredible history of The Police and this classic song here: ...

  • Rolling Stones - “Street Fighting Man”

    Previously ranked #301.

    Street Fighting Man

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupStreet Fighting Man · The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones In Mono℗ 2016 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.Released on: ...

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - “Ohio”

    Previously ranked #395.


    Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticOhio · Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungSo Far℗ 1974 Atlantic Recording CorporationUnknown, Producer: Bill HalversonBass Gui...

  • Queen - “We Will Rock You”

    Previously ranked #338.

    Queen - We Will Rock You (Official Video)

    Taken from News Of The World, 1977 and Greattest Video Hits 1. #QueenTheGreatest #Queen #WeWillRockYouClick here to buy the DVD with this video at the Offici...

  • The Verve - “Bitter Sweet Symphony”

    Previously ranked #392.

    The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (Official Music Video)

    REMASTERED IN HD! UP TO 4K!!Check out the official music video for "Better Sweet Symphony" by The VerveDiscover more about this classic song here: https://ww...

  • Aerosmith - “Walk This Way”

    Previously ranked #346.

    Aerosmith - Walk This Way (Official Audio)

    Official audio of "Walk This Way" by AerosmithListen to Aerosmith: Watch more videos by Aerosmith:

  • Pink Floyd - “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”

    Previously ranked #384.

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two (Official Music Video)

    Pink Floyd 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' Remixed & Updated. Released October 29 Pre-order link here:                ...

  • Big Brother and the Holding Company - “Piece of My Heart”

    Previously ranked #353.

    Piece of My Heart (Official Audio)

    "Piece of My Heart" by Big Brother & The Holding Company and Janis JoplinListen to Janis Joplin: more Janis Joplin v...

  • Cream - “White Room”

    Previously ranked #376.

    White Room

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupWhite Room · CreamWheels Of Fire℗ 1968 Universal International Music B.V.Released on: 1968-01-01Producer: Felix P...

  • Depeche Mode - “Personal Jesus”

    Previously ranked #377.

    Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Official Video)

    Depeche Mode - "Personal Jesus" (Official Video) directed by Anton CorbijnOriginal song from the 'Violator' album (Sire/Mute Records - 1989)Buy the 12" Singl...