Originally a LR from @tartt (thank you!), but I couldn't stick to just 5. I'd say these picks are subjective but then I'd also argue you're objectively wrong if you don't think they're perfect songs.
  1. Layla, Derek and the Dominos
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    Clapton can do no wrong and this song is unforgettable.
  2. Better Man, Leon Bridges
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    You could be knee-deep in 💩and you'd still be tapping along to this beat.
  3. Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan
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    Hands down the best love song out there. Bonus: Adele's cover is also perfect.
  4. If I Were a Boy, Beyoncé
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    Builds to the most cathartic and empowering righteous anger.
  5. December, 1963 (Oh What A Night), Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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    If you don't start smiling when you recognize this song, you are dead inside.
  6. Tighten Up, The Black Keys
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    In which you get two amazing songs for the price of one, seamlessly.
  7. Why Georgia, John Mayer
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    I first heard this song when I was 14, and almost 16 years later, I'm still not sick of it.
  8. Mr. Brightside, The Killers
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    Proof that guitar and synth can live happily together on the same track. Perfectly highlights the frantic anxiety of the song's theme: jealousy.
  9. We Found Love, Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
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    Decades from now, teenagers will hear this and realize they owe a lot to their grandparents' music.
  10. Hoppípolla, Sigur Rós
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    A total chameleon, it magnifies whatever emotion you're feeling in the moment x100.