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Songs written or performed by women artists that broke the top 100 of Rolling Stones’ ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ list

<p>Patti Smith became one of New York City punk rock’s founding figures with her debut album “<a href="https://www.pri.org/stories/2019-04-25/woman-s-work-patti-smith-s-horses">Horses</a>.” Throughout her career, Smith remained one of the foremost activist voices in music, and always seemed up for pushing against the grain. In 2017, Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir, “Just Kids.”</p>

Patti Smith became one of New York City punk rock’s founding figures with her debut album “Horses.” Throughout her career, Smith remained one of the foremost activist voices in music, and always seemed up for pushing against the grain. In 2017, Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir, “Just Kids.”

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Rolling Stone released their “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list on Sept. 15. Of the top 100, 23 were written or performed by women, including the song in the No. 1 spot.

97. Patti Smith, ‘Gloria’

1975

WRITER(S):Patti Smith, Van Morrison

94. Whitney Houston, ‘I Will Always Love You’

1992

WRITER(S):Dolly Parton

93. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Since U Been Gone’

2004

WRITER(S):Lukasz Gottwald, Martin Sandberg

90. Aretha Franklin, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’

1967

WRITER(S):Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler

82. Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’

2011

WRITER(S):Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Paul Richard Epworth

79. Amy Winehouse, ‘Back to Black’

2006

WRITER(S):Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson

75. Pulp, ‘Common People’

1996

WRITER(S):Candida Doyle, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Russell Senior, Steve Mackey

73. Beyoncé, ‘Formation’

2016

WRITER(S):Aaquil Brown, Beyoncé, Khalif Brown, Michael L. Williams II

71. Tracy Chapman, ‘Fast Car’

1988

WRITER(S):Tracy Chapman

69. Taylor Swift, ‘All Too Well’

2012

WRITER(S):Taylor Swift, Liz Rose

68. Chic, ‘Good Times’

1979

WRITER(S):Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

65. Earth, Wind, and Fire, ‘September’

1978

WRITER(S):Albert McKay, Allee Willis, Maurice White

63. Dolly Parton, ‘Jolene’

1974

WRITER(S):Dolly Parton

60. Kate Bush, ‘Running Up That Hill’

1985

WRITER(S):Kate Bush

59. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, ‘The Message’

1982

WRITER(S):Edward Fletcher, Melvin Glover, Clifton Chase, Sylvia Robinson

56. Missy Elliott, ‘Work It’

2000

WRITER(S):Melissa Elliott, Timothy Mosley

55. Madonna, ‘Like a Prayer’

1989

WRITER(S):Madonna, Patrick Leonard

52. Donna Summer, ‘I Feel Love’

1977

WRITER(S): Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte

51. Dionne Warwick, ‘Walk on By’

1964

WRITER(S): Burt Bacharach, Hal David

49. Lauryn Hill, ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’

1998

WRITER(S):Lauryn Hill

46. M.I.A., ‘Paper Planes’

2008

WRITER(S):Joe Strummer, Maya Arulpragasam, Mick Jones, Nick Headon, Paul Simonon, Wesley Pentz

35. Little Richard, ‘Tutti-Frutti’

1955

WRITER(S):Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Penniman, Joe Lubin

30. Lorde, ‘Royals’

2011

WRITER(S):Ella Yelich O’Connor, Joel Little

28. Talking Heads, ‘Once in a Lifetime’

1980

WRITER(S):Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

26. Joni Mitchell, ‘A Case of You’

1971

WRITER(S):Joni Mitchell

22. The Ronettes, ‘Be My Baby’

1963

WRITER(S):Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector

21. Billie Holiday, ‘Strange Fruit’

1939

WRITER(S):Lewis Allan

20. Robyn, ‘Dancing on My Own’

2010

WRITER(S):Robin Miriam Carlsson, Patrik Berger

19. John Lennon, ‘Imagine’

1971

WRITER(S):John Lennon, Yoko Ono

18. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, ‘Crazy in Love’

2003

WRITER(S):Shaun Carter, Beyoncé Knowles, Eugene Record, Rich Harrison

9. Fleetwood Mac, ‘Dreams’

1977

WRITER(S):Stevie Nicks

8. Missy Elliott, ‘Get Ur Freak On’

2001

WRITER(S):Missy Elliott, Timbaland

1. Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect’

1967

WRITER(S):Otis Redding

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