Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Top 100 Songs of All Time

First posted 5/28/2008; last updated 4/7/2020.

Dave’s Music Database: Top 100 Songs All-Time

There are more than 103,000 songs in Dave’s Music Database. Songs are ranked based on chart peaks, sales, radio airplay, streaming figures, and video plays. Also factored in are multiple music awards and appearances on best-of lists. Here are the top 100 songs of all time based on Dave’s Music Database:

  1. White Christmas” Bing Crosby (1942)
  2. Hey Jude” The Beatles (1968)
  3. I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston (1992)
  4. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones (1965)
  5. Billie Jean” Michael Jackson (1982)
  6. We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
  7. Every Breath You Take” The Police (1983)
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen (1975)
  9. Imagine” John Lennon (1971)
  10. I Heard It Through the Grapevine” Marvin Gaye (1968)

  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water” Simon and Garfunkel (1970)
  12. I Want to Hold Your Hand” The Beatles (1963)
  13. Respect” Aretha Franklin (1967)
  14. Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana (1991)
  15. Good Vibrations” The Beach Boys (1966)
  16. Hotel California” Eagles (1977)
  17. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You” Bryan Adams (1991)
  18. Stayin’ Alive” The Bee Gees (1977)
  19. Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland (1939)
  20. Like a Rolling Stone” Bob Dylan (1965)

  21. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” Elton John (1997)
  22. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” Otis Redding (1968)
  23. Mack the Knife” Bobby Darin (1959)
  24. Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1911)
  25. Hey Ya!” OutKast (2003)
  26. Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis Presley (1956)
  27. Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014)
  28. Despacito” Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
  29. Rolling in the Deep” Adele (2010)
  30. Night and Day” Fred Astaire (1932)

  31. Yesterday” The Beatles (1965)
  32. Lose Yourself” Eminem (2002)
  33. Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin (1971)
  34. American Pie” Don McLean (1971)
  35. Nothing Compares 2 U” SinĂ©ad O’Connor (1990)
  36. In the Mood” Glenn Miller Orchestra (1939)
  37. Shape of You” Ed Sheeran (2017)
  38. My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion (1997)
  39. Hound Dog” Elvis Presley (1956)
  40. Let It Be” The Beatles (1970)

  41. Heartbreak Hotel” Elvis Presley (1956)
  42. Layla” Derek and the Dominos (1970)
  43. (Oh) Pretty Woman” Roy Orbison (1964)
  44. Stand by Me” Ben E. King (1961)
  45. Sweet Child O’ Mine” Guns N' Roses (1988)
  46. Jailhouse Rock” Elvis Presley (1957)
  47. Swanee” Al Jolson (1920)
  48. My Blue Heaven” Gene Austin (1927)
  49. The House of the Rising Sun” The Animals (1964)
  50. Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers (1965)

  51. Dancing Queen” Abba (1976)
  52. Cheek to Cheek” Fred Astaire (1935)
  53. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” Righteous Brothers (1964)
  54. The Twist” Chubby Checker (1960)
  55. I Gotta Feeling” Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  56. I Love Rock and Roll” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1981)
  57. I Will Survive...Gloria Gaynor (1978)
  58. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” Ethel Waters (1933)
  59. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” Billy Murray (1906)
  60. Somebody That I Used to Know” Gotye with Kimbra (2011)

  61. A Whiter Shade of Pale” Procol Harum (1967)
  62. Over There” American Quartet (1917)
  63. Superstition” Stevie Wonder (1972)
  64. Louie Louie” The Kingsmen (1963)
  65. Stardust” Artie Shaw (1941)
  66. Johnny B. Goode” Chuck Berry (1958)
  67. Begin the Beguine” Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (1938)
  68. When Doves Cry” Prince (1984)
  69. Born to Run” Bruce Springsteen (1975)
  70. Yeah!” Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004)

  71. Hello” Adele (2015)
  72. Happy” Pharrell Williams (2013)
  73. What’s Going On” Marvin Gaye (1971)
  74. Whispering” Paul Whiteman (1920)
  75. Losing My Religion” R.E.M. (1991)
  76. Endless Love” Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (1981)
  77. Umbrella” Rihanna with Jay-Z (2007)
  78. April Showers” Al Jolson (1922)
  79. My Girl” The Temptations (1964)
  80. Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (1908)

  81. Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
  82. Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Peerless Quartet (1911)
  83. Crazy in Love” BeyoncĂ© with Jay-Z (2003)
  84. St. Louis Blues” Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong (1925)
  85. Light My Fire” The Doors (1967)
  86. The Way You Look Tonight” Fred Astaire (1936)
  87. Brown-Eyed Girl” Van Morrison (1967)
  88. We Are the World” U.S.A. for Africa (1985)
  89. See You Again” Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
  90. Tennessee Waltz” Patti Page (1950)

  91. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” Los Del Rio (1995)
  92. Another Brick in the Wall Part II” Pink Floyd (1979)
  93. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Gene Autry (1949)
  94. Crazy” Gnarls Barkley (2006)
  95. We Belong Together” Mariah Carey (2005)
  96. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” Haydn Quartet (1904)
  97. Pennies from Heaven” Bing Crosby (1936)
  98. Suspicious Minds” Elvis Presley (1969)
  99. Old Town Road” Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus (2018)
  100. Sentimental Journey” Les Brown with Doris Day (1945)

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