Public Enemy
Fight the Power





Release Year: 1989

Rankings:
All-Time
#82 / 1980s #10 / 1989 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1002
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1002
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011) 56
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The Greatest Songs Ever, One Song Added Every Other Month No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 21
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 21
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 40 Greatest Singles by Year 1980-98 (1999) 1
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 15
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 5
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 8
QuestLove (USA) - 50 Favorite Songs (2012) 8
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 288
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 322
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 330
Shea Serrano (USA) - The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 (2015) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 17
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 25
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 301-400
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
The Source (USA) - Top 151 Rap Songs of All Time (2003) 5
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 95
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 183
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 19
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 595
Dorian Lynskey (USA) - 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (2011) No Order
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Freaky Trigger (UK) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2005) 80
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 95
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 91
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Vincent Piolet (France) - Birth of French Hip-Hop: Most Significant Songs of the 1980s (2015) 7
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 100 Songs from 1984-1993 (1993) 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 4
Cameron Adams (Australia) -The Best Songs from the 100 Must Have Albums (2013) No Order
Richard Kingsmill (Australia) - Hottest 100 Songs of All Time (2009) 57
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 26
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year 34
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 6
Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year 1
Best (France) - Singles of the Year 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Songs of the Year 1