Monday, November 28, 2011

Cash Box's Top 100 Singles 1958-1996

Cash Box magazine first issued a top 100 singles chart for the September 13, 1958 issue when they expanded their top 75 chart to one hundred positions. The original version of the magazine lasted through November 16, 1996. Using a progressive inverse point system, Cash Box chart archivist Randy Price compiled a list of the top 100 songs according to the Cash Box charts. Here’s the list:
  1. THE TWIST - Chubby Checker (Parkway) - 1960; 1961-62
  2. MACK THE KNIFE - Bobby Darin (Atco) - 1959-60
  3. I’M A BELIEVER - The Monkees (Colgems) - 1966-67
  4. END OF THE ROAD - Boyz II Men (Motown) - 1992
  5. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND - The Beatles (Capitol) - 1964
  6. HEY JUDE - The Beatles (Apple) - 1968
  7. YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE - Debby Boone (Warner/Curb) - 1977-78
  8. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - Johnny Horton (Columbia) - 1959
  9. THE THEME FROM “A SUMMER PLACE” - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Columbia) - 1960
  10. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - Queen (Elektra / Hollywood) - 1976; 1992

  11. I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU - Boyz II Men (Motown) - 1994
  12. ENDLESS LOVE - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (Motown) - 1981
  13. PHYSICAL - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) - 1981-82
  14. SUGAR, SUGAR - The Archies (Calendar) - 1969
  15. LOVE IS BLUE (L’Amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra (Philips) - 1968
  16. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - Whitney Houston (Arista) - 1992-93
  17. MONSTER MASH - Bobby (Boris) Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers (Garpax / Parrot) - 1962; 1970; 1973
  18. HELLO, DOLLY! - Louis Armstrong & The All Stars (Kapp) - 1964
  19. AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN (The Flesh Failures) - The 5th Dimension (Soul City) - 1969
  20. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST - Queen (Elektra) - 1980-81

  21. JOY TO THE WORLD - Three Dog Night (Dunhill) - 1971
  22. MACARENA (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio (RCA) - 1996
  23. ONE SWEET DAY - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men (Columbia) - 1995-96
  24. WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL - The New Vaudeville Band (Fontana) - 1966-67
  25. FLASHDANCE...WHAT A FEELING - Irene Cara (Casablanca) - 1983
  26. HONKY TONK WOMEN - The Rolling Stones (London) - 1969
  27. LE FREAK - Chic (Atlantic) - 1978-79
  28. NIGHT FEVER - The Bee Gees (RSO) - 1978
  29. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police (A&M) - 1983
  30. ON BENDED KNEE - Boyz II Men (Motown) - 1994-95

  31. BABY GOT BACK - Sir Mix-A-Lot (Def American) - 1992
  32. CALL ME - Blondie (Chrysalis) - 1980
  33. CENTERFOLD - The J. Geils Band (EMI America) - 1981-82
  34. HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE - The Bee Gees (RSO) - 1977-78
  35. SHADOW DANCING - Andy Gibb (RSO) - 1978
  36. TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE - Tony Orlando & Dawn (Bell) - 1973
  37. WHOOMP! (There It Is) - Tag Team (Life) - 1993
  38. DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - The Four Seasons (Warner/Curb) - 1976; 1994
  39. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - The Platters (Mercury) - 1958-59
  40. STAND BY ME - Ben E. King (Atco / Atlantic) - 1961; 1986

  41. MY SHARONA - The Knack (Capitol / RCA) - 1979; 1994
  42. IT’S ALL IN THE GAME - Tommy Edwards (MGM) - 1958
  43. ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE - Phil Collins (Atlantic) - 1989-90
  44. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU - Ray Charles (ABC-Paramount) - 1962
  45. RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD - B.J. Thomas (Scepter) - 1969-70
  46. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER - Donna Lewis (Atlantic) - 1996
  47. SAY YOU, SAY ME - Lionel Richie (Motown) - 1985-86
  48. RHYTHM IS A DANCER - Snap! (Arista) - 1992-93
  49. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Marvin Gaye (Tamla) - 1968-69
  50. ABRACADABRA - The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) - 1982

  51. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE - UB40 (Virgin) - 1993
  52. AMERICAN PIE - Don Mclean (United Artists) - 1971-72
  53. I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING - Andy Gibb (RSO) - 1977
  54. THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS - Ssgt. Barry Sadler (RCA Victor) - 1966
  55. I’LL BE THERE - The Jackson 5 (Motown) - 1969-70
  56. LADY - Kenny Rogers (Liberty) - 1980-81
  57. EXODUS - Ferrante & Teicher (United Artists) - 1960-61
  58. LIMBO ROCK - Chubby Checker (Parkway) - 1962
  59. FANTASY - Mariah Carey (Columbia) - 1995-96
  60. STAYIN’ ALIVE - The Bee Gees (RSO) - 1978

  61. DOWN UNDER - Men At Work (Columbia) - 1982-83
  62. SHE LOVES YOU - The Beatles (Swan) - 1964
  63. THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES - Janet Jackson (Virgin) - 1993
  64. ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM) - 1972
  65. HE’LL HAVE TO GO - Jim Reeves (RCA Victor) - 1960
  66. THE LETTER - The Box Tops (Mala) - 1967
  67. (I Can’t Get No) SATISFACTION - The Rolling Stones (London) - 1965
  68. KISS YOU ALL OVER - Exile (Warner/Curb) - 1978
  69. ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT? - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor) - 1960-61
  70. DOMINIQUE - The Singing Nun (Philips) - 1963-64

  71. EYE OF THE TIGER - Survivor (Scotti Bros.) - 1982
  72. TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS - Mary Macgregor (Ariola America) - 1977
  73. MANEATER - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) - 1983
  74. BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean (Columbia) - 1961
  75. DON’T YOU WANT ME - The Human League (A&M) - 1982
  76. BETTE DAVIS EYES - Kim Carnes (EMI America) - 1981
  77. YOU’RE MAKIN’ ME HIGH / LET IT FLOW - Toni Braxton (Laface) - 1996
  78. LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE - The Monkees (Colgems) - 1966
  79. ANOTHER NIGHT - Real Mccoy (Arista) - 1994-95
  80. RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glen Campbell (Capitol) - 1975

  81. I THINK I LOVE YOU - The Partridge Family (Bell) - 1970-71
  82. CATHY’S CLOWN - The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.) - 1960
  83. STRANGER ON THE SHORE - Mr. Acker Bilk (Atco) - 1962
  84. WE ARE THE WORLD - USA For Africa (Columbia) - 1985
  85. OH, PRETTY WOMAN - Roy Orbison & The Candy Men (Monument) - 1964
  86. LOUIE LOUIE - The Kingsmen (Wand) - 1963-64; 1966
  87. IT’S NOW OR NEVER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor) - 1960
  88. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (The Postman Song) - Stevie B (LMR/RCA) - 1990-91
  89. ODE TO BILLIE JOE - Bobbie Gentry (Capitol) - 1967
  90. KNOCK THREE TIMES - Tony Orlando & Dawn (Bell) - 1970-71

  91. MONEY FOR NOTHING - Dire Straits (Warner Bros.) - 1985
  92. LOVE CHILD - Diana Ross & The Supremes (Motown) - 1968-69
  93. TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ - Bobby Lewis (Beltone) - 1961
  94. DA YA THINK I’M SEXY? - Rod Stewart (Warner Bros.) - 1979
  95. PLEASE MR. POSTMAN - The Marvelettes (Tamla) - 1961-62
  96. TO SIR WITH LOVE - Lulu (Epic) - 1967
  97. CALCUTTA - Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (Dot) - 1961
  98. TOM DOOLEY - The Kingston Trio (Capitol) - 1958
  99. AFTERNOON DELIGHT - The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong) - 1976
  100. FAITH - George Michael (Columbia) - 1987-88

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