NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

There’s no denying that Detroit rocks when it comes to our music lineage. Now, it appears the world agrees.

Rolling Stone magazine has named Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” the No. 1 song of all time on their new edition of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, out Wednesday (Sept. 15).

The magazine created the list based on votes from more than 250 artists, journalists and industry figures.

Detroit also has the No. 1 album of all time, as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” is at the top of the magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, which was updated in 2020.

View the full list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.