Blue Öyster Cult
(Don't Fear) The Reaper





Release Year: 1976

Rankings: All-Time #161 / 1970s #38 / 1976 #5


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) 8
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 997
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s (and Recommended Listening) (2016) 119
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 80
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 397
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 405
Steve Crawford (USA) - 1,000 Essential Songs from the 1970s (2015) 44
Tim Morse (USA) - The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time (1998) No Order
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 57
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s (2012) 29
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Classic Rock Songs (2013) 53
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 200 '70s Songs (2015) No Order
WZLX (USA) - 1,007 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 71
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 22
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 73
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Kerrang (UK) - 666 Songs You Must Own: The Ultimate Playlist (2004) 18
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 80
Mojo (UK) - The Ultimate Jukebox: 100 Singles You Must Own (2003) 33
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 232
Nick Kent (UK) - Soundtrack of the Seventies (2010) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
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
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 32
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
The Word (UK) - 110 Songs You Have to Hear! (2004) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 21
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Rock Hard Magazine (Germany) - The 250 Best Metal and Hard Rock Songs of All Time (2011) 126
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 445
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
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
Denis Labbé (France) - Les 100 indispensables du metal a telecharger [100 Indispensable Metal Songs to Download] (2008) No Order
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
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 4