Respect, by Aretha Franklin, tops the new list of the 500 best songs of all time compiled by the influential music magazine Rolling Stone, a position in which he replaces Bob Dylan with the song Like a Rolling Stone . It is the first time in 17 years that the popular music publication has updated this list, in which there have been several changes.
The first five places are completed Fight the power, from Public Enemy, in second position; A Change is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke, at number three; the mentioned success of Dylan, in the fourth position; and Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana at number five. The list has been 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.
The first fifty include classics by The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and The Kinks, but there are also new artists such as Kendrik Lamar, Lorde or Kanye West. The first song of a Latin interpreter is Gasoline, by 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 almost two decades ago as a reflection of the evolution of popular music and the emergence of new genres.