Rolling rock magazine top top Wednesday released a new list that the 500 biggest songs in history, the very first time it has done it in 17 years.

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The list was created with the aid of more than 250 artists, writers, and industry figures who were asked to location their personal top 50s, prior to the outcomes were linked to form the height 500. The brand-new list functions artists through Croatian heritage.

Making the list at number 30 was new Zealand-Croatian Lorde through her 2011 struggle Royals. She was just 15 at the time.

Lorde, who’s genuine name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, cases Croatian heritage on her mother’s side and has both Croatian and brand-new Zealand citizenship. 

Royals, which carries a message criticising the materialism the the pop music scene, spent nine weeks at the optimal of the Billboard warm 100 chart and won two Grammy Awards in 2014 for tune of the Year and also for ideal Pop Solo Performance. 


Lorde right now has offered over 12 million albums worldwide, and also 10 exchange rate streams. She debut album “Pure Heroine” go triple platinum. Time magazine named her among the most influential teens in the world, she was on the Forbes list of the 30 most prominent under-30s, on the covering of rolling Stone, and she performed through Nirvana in ~ the Rock and also Roll hall of call ceremony in 2014.

Lorde is set to carry out in Croatia for the very first time following summer v two shows. 


Aretha Franklin’s 1967 smash fight “Respect” topped the brand-new list the the 500 best songs of all time.

Number two on the list checked out Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” with Sam Cooke’s “A adjust is Gonna Come” comes in third on the list. 

Nirvana, who’s bassist to be American-Croatian Krist Novoselic, came in 5th on the list. 

Rock and Roll hall of call inductee Novoselic was likewise the co-founder of the legendary grunge band. Born in California to Croatian parental Marija and Krsto Novoselić, Krist invested time in college in Zadar top top Croatia’s Dalmatian shore in the 1980s. His mommy Marija is from Privlaka, near Zadar and also father Krsto is native Iž.

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Krist Novoselic Kristina Novoselic (Photo credit: David Lee (davidjlee)/CC BY-SA 2.0)


He met kurt Cobain through his brother and the two uncovered they had actually a comparable taste in music and also decided to kind the tape Nirvana. 

Bob Dylan’s “Like a roll Stone”, the Beatles’ “Strawberry areas Forever”, Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and also Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” additionally made the peak 10. 


At number 452 ~ above the perform was “Africa” by Toto, a team American-Croatian David Paich co-founded. Paich was the major songwriter, keyboardist, and also occasional singer of Toto and also he co-wrote lot “Africa”.


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David Paich Photo credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 licenceCreative Commons)


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