Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Top Songs by Decade, 1900-present

Originally posted 4/9/12. Updated 2/3/2018.

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Dave’s Music Database has compiled the best songs of all-time into a variety of lists over the years. Check out the full array of DMDB best-of lists here. Click on a badge to see the full top 100 list for that decade. Letter codes following a song indicate a publication or organization which acknowledged the title as song of the year. Click here for a key to the letter codes.


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  2. Dave should fix this. He has "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" twice - once by Marvin Gaye in 1968, which is correct, and once by the Beach Boys in 1966, which is wrong. I'm pretty sure the Beach Boys song was intended to be "Good Vibrations".

    1. Thanks for the catch, Pat. It has been corrected.

  3. I love all of them. Incredible list. Thanks for sharing with us. "My Blue Heaven" is my all-time favorite song. I still know that I used to dance on this track like crazy. Here is a website which has huge collection of such 90's Era songs. Visit Here

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  10. Great list of songs from each decade, I really love some of the older ones.
    Just one question, how come "Charleston" isn't with list of 1920s hits?
    Other than that, very good list of some of the best music from the times