The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper's Delight





Release Year: 1979

Rankings:
All-Time
#122 / 1970s #27 / 1979 #3


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) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 12
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 627
DiscoMusic.com - Top 700 Disco Songs (2003) 287
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 15 Greatest Singles from 1979 (1999) 1
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s (and Recommended Listening) (2016) 50
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 4
QuestLove (USA) - 50 Favorite Songs (2012) 2
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 162
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 248
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 251
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline (2004) No Order
Shea Serrano (USA) - The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 (2015) No Order
Steve Crawford (USA) - 1,000 Essential Songs from the 1970s (2015) 101
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 801-900
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Singles of All Time (1998) No Order
The Source (USA) - Top 151 Rap Songs of All Time (2003) 2
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s (2012) 113
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 35
Will Hermes, Details Magazine (USA) - The 40 Records That Shook the World (1998) No Order
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Singles by Year (2014) No Order
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 57
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1970s (2012) 22
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 91
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 4
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - Die 75 Einflussreichsten Platten Aller Zeiten [The 75 Most Influential Records of All Time] (2012) No Order
Neon (Germany) - Die 222 besten Songs aller Zeiten [The 222 Best Songs of All Time] (2008) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 312
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jean-Eric Perrin (France) - 100 plus grands tubes disco à télécharger [100 Greatest Disco Hits to Download] (2008) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 101-1000
Vincent Piolet (France) - Birth of French Hip-Hop: Most Significant Songs of the 1980s (2015) 7
Carlo Herrera and Jose Luis Salas (Spain) - Alimenta Tus Oidos: 70 Playlists (2015) No Order
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 132
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 22