Sam Cooke
A Change Is Gonna Come





Release Year: 1964

Rankings:
All-Time
#40 / 1960s #16 / 1964 #2


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
Blues and Soul (UK) - 40 Essential Soul Singles (2007) 12
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) 38
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 3
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 32
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Singles (1979) 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
Paste Magazine (USA) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2016) 5
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Songs of the 60s (2006) 3
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 7
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) 12
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 12
Soul Bounce (USA) - The Top 100 Soul/R&B Songs (2008) 58
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1-20
Treble (USA) - Counter-Culture: The Top 100 Songs of the '60s (2016) 9
inStash (USA) - Top 100: Greatest Songs (Of All Time) (2010) 76
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Laurence Cole (UK) - Deep Soul Ballads (2011) No Order
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) 31
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2012) 68
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 129
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 78
Nils Hansson, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden) - The 48 Best Rock Songs (1998) 4
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Martijn Stoffer and Roel Bentz van de Berg (The Netherlands) - Atoomjukebox (2009) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 49
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 25
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Actuel (France) - 50 chansons qui ont change le monde (1988) 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
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 22
Marty Willson-Piper, InDeepMusicArchive.net (Australia) - Song of the Day Selections (approx. 1983-present) No Order
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
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The Best Song from the 200 Best Albums (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 201
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Record Collectors (Japan) - 100 Best US Songs 1954-1966 (2009) 9