Sunday, October 29, 2017

United States: Top #1 Songs

This is a list of the #1 songs of all time according to U.S. pop charts – with a twist. All songs to hit #1 for more than 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 are included in this list. That covers 1955 to present. For 1890 to 1955, the go-to source is Pop Memories 1890-1954. The book is published by Record Research, who provide reference books for numerous Billboard charts.

* Songs noted with an asterisk hit #1 for 10 weeks or more on the Billboard Hot 100 airplay list. This chart was started in 1984 and is especially relevant in the 1990s when some songs were not released as singles, or were delayed so that the song’s airplay could promote album purchases. This chart allowed songs like Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” and No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” to have lofty summits at the top without being “true” Hot 100 #1’s.

** These are songs which hit #1, like Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” but end up even higher on this list because of a longer run on the airplay chart.

*** Finally, this chart consolidates songs which hit #1 multiple times. This was especially prevalent in the pre-rock era when the focus was more on the song than the artist who recorded it. This allows songs like “Peg O’ My Heart” and “Over There” – which each hit #1 FOUR times – to make this list. Artists who took the song to #1 are listed, along with the year the song first charted and how many weeks it was at the pinnacle.

One last note – in the event of ties, songs are ranked according to most overall points in Dave’s Music Database. For songs which hit #1 multiple times, the version which accumulated the most points is used.

So without further ado…


    25 weeks:

  1. Peg O’ My Heart (Charles Harrison, 1913, 7 wks; The Harmonicats, 1947, 8 wks; Buddy Clark, 1947, 6 wks; The Three Suns, 1947, 4 wks) ***
    22 weeks:

  2. The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas, 1950, 11 wks; Guy Lombardo, 1950, 11 wks) ***
    21 weeks:

  3. The Gypsy (The Ink Spots, 1946, 13 wks; Dinah Shore, 1946, 8 wks) ***
  4. Oh What It Seemed to Be (Frankie Carle & Marjorie Hughes, 1946, 11 wks; Frank Sinatra, 1946, 8 wks) ***

    18 weeks:

  5. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998) *
    17 weeks:

  6. Over There (American Quarter, 1917, 9 wks; Nora Bayes, 1917, 3 wks; Peerless Quartet, 1917, 2 wks; Enrico Caruso, 1918, 3 wks) ***
  7. Near You…Francis Craig with Bob Lamm (1947)
  8. In the Good Old Summertime (J.W. Myers, 1902, 7 wks; Haydn Quartet, 1903, 6 wks; Sousa’s Band, 1903, 4 wks) ***

    16 weeks:

  9. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
  10. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (2005) **
  11. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995)
  12. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996) *
    15 weeks:

  13. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (American Quartet, 1914, 7 wks; John McCormack, 1915, 8 wks) ***
    14 weeks:

  14. White Christmas…Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1942)
  15. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992)
  16. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997)
  17. My Blue Heaven (Gene Austin, 1927, 13 wks; Paul Whiteman, 1927, 1 wk) ***
  18. Shine on, Harvest Moon (Harry MacDonough & Elise Stevenson, 1909, 9 wks; Ada Jones & Billy Murray, 1909, 5 wks) ***
  19. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994)
  20. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  21. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995)
  22. Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon (Blue Barron & His Orchestra, 1949, 7 wks; Russ Morgan & the Skylarks, 1949, 7 wks) ***
  23. Uptown Funk!…Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014)
  24. No One…Alicia Keys (2001) **
  25. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996) **
  26. On the Banks of the Wabash (George J. Gaskin, 1897, 10 wks; Steve Porter, 1898, 4 wks) ***
    13 weeks:

  27. In the Mood…Glenn Miller (1939)
  28. Tennessee Waltz…Patti Page (1950)
  29. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart) (Haydn Quartet, 1904, 10 wks; Columbia Male Quartet, 1904, 3 wks) ***
  30. Dardanella…Ben Selvin (1920)
  31. Goodnight Irene…The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (1950)
  32. Frenesi…Artie Shaw (1940)
  33. I’ve Heard That Song Before…Harry James with Helen Forrest (1943)
  34. Till We Meet Again (Henry Burr & Albert Campbell, 1919, 9 wks; Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough, 1919; 2 wks; Charles Hart with Lewis James, 1919, 1 wk) ***
  35. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992)
  36. Heartaches…Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner (1947)
  37. The Glow-Worm (Victor Orchestra, 1908, 5 wks; Lucy Isabelle Marsh, 1908, 5 wks; The Mills Brothers, 1952, 3 wks) ***
  38. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy with Monica (1998)
  39. No Scrubs…TLC (1999) **
  40. When You Were Sweet Sixteen (George J. Gaskin, 1900, 8 wks; Jere Mahoney, 1900, 5 wks) ***
  41. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994) **
  42. The Sidewalks of New York (Dan Quinn, 1895, 9 wks; J.W. Myers, 1895, 4 wks) ***
  43. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996) *
    12 weeks:

  44. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan, 1911, 10 wks; Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell, 1938, 2 wks) ***
  45. The Prisoner’s Song…Vernon Dalhart (1925)
  46. I’ll Never Smile Again…Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers (1940)
  47. Paper Doll…Mills Brothers (1943)
  48. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002)
  49. You Belong to Me…Jo Stafford (1952)
  50. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)…Vaughn Monroe (1949)
  51. Sonny Boy…Al Jolson (1928)
  52. Yeah!…Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004)
  53. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999)
  54. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
  55. The Last Round-Up (George Olsen, 1933, 9 wks; Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo, 1933, 3 wks) ***
  56. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  57. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002) **
  58. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) **
  59. See You Again…Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
  60. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (2017)
  61. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016)
    11 weeks:

  62. Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog…Elvis Presley (1956)
  63. Cheek to Cheek…Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (1935)
  64. Whispering…Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (1920)
  65. April Showers…Al Jolson (1922)
  66. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (Leo Reisman, 1933, 8 wks; Ethel Waters, 1933, 3 wks) ***
  67. School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)…Byron Harlan (1907)
  68. Casey Jones…American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910)
  69. Cry…Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads (1951)
  70. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)…Les Paul with Mary Ford (1953)
  71. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997)
  72. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet…Haydn Quartet (1909)
  73. The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa, 1897, 8 wks; Sousa’s Band, 1901, 3 wks) ***
  74. Valencia (A Song of Spain)…Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Franklyn Baur (1926)
  75. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
  76. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
  77. Irreplaceable…Beyonce (2006) **
  78. The Preacher and the Bear…Arthur Collins (1905)
  79. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)…Henry Burr (1918)
  80. Arkansaw Traveler…Len Spencer (1902)
  81. Ramona (Gene Austin, 1928, 8 wks; Paul Whiteman, 1928, 3 wks) ***
  82. To Each His Own (Eddy Howard, 1946, 8 wks; Freddy Martin & Stuart Wade, 1946, 2 wks; The Ink Spots, 1946, 1 wk) ***
  83. A Bird in a Gilded Cage (Steve Porter, 1900, 6 wks; Jere Mahoney, 1900, 5 wks) ***
  84. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997) *
  85. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993) **
  86. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (2000)
  87. On Bended Knee…Boyz II Men (1994) **
  88. Let Me Love You…Mario (2004) **
    10 weeks:

  89. Night and Day…Leo Reisman’s Orchestra with Fred Astaire (1932)
  90. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)…Billy Murray (1906)
  91. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997) **
  92. Pennies from Heaven…Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra (1936)
  93. A-Tisket, A-Tasket…Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra (1938)
  94. You Light Up My Life…Debby Boone (1977)
  95. Buttons and Bows…Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys (1948)
  96. Till the End of Time…Perry Como (1945)
  97. Deep Purple (Larry Clinton & Bea Wain, 1939, 9 wks; Nino Tempo & April Stevens, 1963, 1 wk) ***
  98. My Gal Sal…Byron Harlan (1907)
  99. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (Byron Harlan, 1906, 9 wks; Harry Tally, 1906, 1 wk) ***
  100. After the Ball…George J. Gaskin (1893)
  101. Ballerina…Vaughn Monroe’s Orchestra (1947)
  102. Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me…Nick Lucas (1929)
  103. Sweet Leilani…Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (1937)
  104. Hello…Adele (2015)
  105. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013)
  106. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)…Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1941)
  107. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007)
  108. One Dance…Drake (2016)
  109. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (2002)
  110. Physical…Olivia Newton-John (1981)
  111. Stein Song (University of Maine)…Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (1930)
  112. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town…Ted Lewis & His Band (1932)
  113. Singing the Blues… Guy Mitchell (1956)
  114. Where Is Your Heart (Song from “Moulin Rouge”)…Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders (1953)
  115. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005)
  116. Rum and Coca-Cola…The Andrews Sisters (1945)
  117. Wheel of Fortune…Kay Starr (1952)
  118. Because of You…Tony Bennett (1951)
  119. Sincerely…The McGuire Sisters (1955)
  120. Moonlight Cocktail…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (1942)
  121. Beautiful Ohio (Henry Burr, 1919, 9 wks; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra, 1919, 1 wk) ***
  122. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993) **
  123. The Band Played On…Dan Quinn (1895)
  124. Bedelia (Haydn Quartet, 1904, 7 wks; Billy Muray, 1904, 3 wks) ***
  125. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White…Perez “Prez” Prado (1955)
  126. There! I’ve Said It Again (Vaughn Monroe, 1945, 6 wks; Bobby Vinton, 1963, 4 wks) ***
  127. Tell Me Pretty Maiden (Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer, 1901, 7 wks; Byron Harlan with Frank Stanley, Joe Belmont, & Florodora Girls, 1901, 3 wks) ***
  128. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (19994) **
  129. Hello Ma Baby (Len Spencer, 1899, 6 wks; Arthur Collins, 1899, 4 wks) ***
  130. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008) **
  131. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993) **
  132. I Went to Your Wedding…Patti Page (1952)
  133. The Laughing Song…George W. Johnson (1891)
  134. Love Me and the World Is Mine (Henry Burr, 1906, 7 wks; Albert Campbell, 1906, 3 wks) ***
  135. A Hot Time in the Old Town (Dan Quinn, 1896, 7 wks; Len Spencer, 1897, 3 wks) ***
  136. Maria Maria…Santana with the Product G&B (2000)
  137. My Old New Hampshire Home…George J. Gaskin (1898)
  138. If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake…Eileen Barton (1950)
  139. U Got It Bad…Usher (2001) **
  140. Someday…Mariah Carey (1990) **

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dave’s Faves: Top 100 All-Time Acts Based on Song Counts

These are my all-time acts based on song counts; that is, this is a list of those acts who have the most songs in my digital library. The number in parentheses indicates the number of songs by that act at the time of this list. Note: the high song counts are attributable to multiple versions of some songs – live renditions, alternate takes, etc. I’ll also point out that I posted images of some lesser known acts which rank amongst my favorites instead of more familiar faces. Perhaps it will prompt you to explore an act you know little or nothing about.

Marillion, the 1980s Fish era

1. Bob Dylan (1096)
2. Elvis Presley (703)
3. Bruce Springsteen (649)
4. The Beatles (617)
5. Marillion (538)
6. The Rolling Stones (517)
7. David Bowie (510)
8. U2 (486)
9. Jimi Hendrix (485)
10. Bob Walkenhorst (455)

Bob Walkenhorst, lead singer of the Kansas City-based Rainmakers

11. Eric Clapton (435)
12. Johnny Cash (393)
13. Prince (357)
14. Tori Amos (341)
15. Sting (320)
16. Elvis Costello (314)
17. The Who (303)
18. Styx (275)
19. Pearl Jam (274)
20. Pink Floyd (264)

Indigo Girls

21. Bob Marley (251)
22. Alan Parsons (249)
23. Lou Reed (243)
24. Led Zeppelin (242)
25. Kevin Gilbert (240)
26. Indigo Girls (236)
27. John Mellencamp (233)
28. Genesis (233)
29. R.E.M. (230)
30. Elton John (230)

the little-known and gone-too-soon Kevin Gilbert

31. Sinead O’Connor (220)
32. Van Halen (216)
33. John Lennon (211)
34. Journey (207)
35. Yes (207)
36. Asia (206)
37. Neil Young (204)
38. Radiohead (202)
39. Rush (201)
40. Sheryl Crow (200)

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, the core of new-wave band Squeeze since the late ‘70s

41. Aretha Franklin (185)
42. Squeeze (184)
43. Lyle Lovett (184)
44. Robert Plant (181)
45. Simple Minds (180)
46. Aerosmith (179)
47. Fish (178)
48. Peter Gabriel (177)
49. Michael Jackson (172)
50. The White Stripes (170)

Melissa Etheridge

51. Garth Brooks (170)
52. Queen (169)
53. Ray Charles (169)
54. Paul Simon (solo & with Art Garfunkel, 169)
55. Split Enz (168)
56. Stevie Wonder (165)
57. Melissa Etheridge (163)
58. Metallica (160)
59. Crosby, Stills & Nash (159)
60. Terence Trent D’Arby (159)

Terence Trent D’Arby

61. Cat Stevens (159)
62. Billy Joel (156)
63. Paul McCartney (solo & with Wings, 155)
64. Fleetwood Mac (154)
65. Nirvana (154)
66. The Rainmakers (150)
67. Eagles (147)
68. Barenaked Ladies (147)
69. Keb’ Mo’ (146)
70. The Moody Blues (144)

Keb’ Mo’

71. Willie Nelson (143)
72. Glee Cast (142)
73. The Kinks (141)
74. Rod Stewart (137)
75. Joe Cocker (134)
76. Kiss (134)
77. Shawn Colvin (132)
78. Alanis Morissette (131)
79. Eminem (131)
80. Coldplay (129)

David Baerwald

81. David Baerwald (solo & work with David + David, 128)
82. Aha (128)
83. The Police (127)
84. Tom Petty (125)
85. Tim Finn (124)
86. Frank Sinatra (124)
87. ZZ Top (123)
88. Olivia Newton-John (121)
89. The Clash (121)
90. Fats Domino (121)

Justin Currie, solo artist and former lead singer of Del Amitri

91. Del Amitri (120)
92. Pat Benatar (119)
93. The Beach Boys (118)
94. Seal (118)
95. Kenny Rogers (117)
96. Santana (117)
97. Tears for Fears (116)
98. Madonna (115)
99. Roger Waters (111)
100. Tina Turner (solo & with Ike Turner, 110)

Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Top Songs from 1990 to 1999

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 1/24/11, updated 10/21/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1990-1999 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992) AG, BB, DM, G-R, VF, SS, JW
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit…Nirvana (1991) AG, DM, MJ, NME, SS
3. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997) BB, DM, VF, JW
4. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You…Bryan Adams (1991) BB, CB, VF, JW
5. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997) AG, G-R, G-S, VF
6. Nothing Compares 2 U…Sinead O’Connor (1990) DM, MJ, VF, RS
7. Losing My Religion…R.E.M. (1991) RS
8. Gangsta’s Paradise…Coolio with L.V. (1995) AG, BB, DM, VF, RS, SS
9. Baby, One More Time…Britney Spears (1998) AG, DM, VF, Q
10. One…U2 (1992) Q

11. Wonderwall…Oasis (1995)
12. Bittersweet Symphony…The Verve (1997) MJ, NME, Q, RS
13. Creep…Radiohead (1993) MJ, NME
14. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999) AG, DM, G-R, G-S, JW
15. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994) AG, CB, DM, JW
16. Wannabe…Spice Girls (1996) DM, VF
17. Believe…Cher (1998) BB
18. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995) AG, BB, CB, JW
19. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995) JW
20. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992) BB, CB

21. Loser…Beck (1993) DM, MJ, RS
22. Vogue…Madonna (1990)
23. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
24. Tears in Heaven…Eric Clapton (1992) G-R, G-S
25. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997) AG
26. Everybody Hurts…R.E.M. (1993)
27. Under the Bridge…Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
28. Waterfalls…TLC (1995)
29. Enter Sandman…Metallica (1991)
30. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996)

31. November Rain…Guns N’ Roses (1991)
32. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
33. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996)
34. Common People…Pulp (1995) MJ
35. You’re Still the One…Shania Twain (1998)
36. Streets of Philadelphia…Bruce Springsteen (1994) G-S, VF, SS
37. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997)
38. Live Forever…Oasis (1994) MJ, NME, Q
39. You Oughta Know…Alanis Morissette (1995)
40. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Aerosmith (1998) PC

41. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
42. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (1994) G-R, G-S
43. Jeremy…Pearl Jam (1992)
44. All I Wanna Do…Sheryl Crow (1993) G-R, PC
45. Paranoid Android…Radiohead (1997)
46. Livin’ La Vida Loca…Ricky Martin (1999)
47. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Wont’ Do That)…Meat Loaf (1993)
48. Mmmbop…Hanson (1997)
49. Song 2…Blur (1997)
50. I Believe I Can Fly...R.Kelly (1996)

51. Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (1996) NME
52. Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (1994)
53. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy & Monica (1998) JW
54. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993)
55. Vision of Love…Mariah Carey (1990)
56. Unfinished Sympathy…Massive Attack (1991) Q
57. Take a Bow…Madonna (1994)
58. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1996)
59. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)…Green Day (1997)
60. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992) PC

61. Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang…Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
62. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993)
63. U Can’t Touch This…M.C. Hammer (1990) AG
64. Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (1995)
65. Fantasy…Mariah Carey (1995)
66. Angels…Robbie Williams (1997)
67. No Scrubs…TLC (1999) RS
68. No Diggity…Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (1995)
69. Unforgettable…Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole (1991) G-R, G-S, PC
70. Ray of Light…Madonna (1998)

71. A Whole New World…Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle (1992) G-S
72. Enjoy the Silence…Depeche Mode (1990)
73. Black or White…Michael Jackson (1991) AG
74. My Name Is…Eminem (1999) Q
75. How Do I Live…LeAnn Rimes (1997)
76. Jump…Kris Kross (1992)
77. Come As You Are…Nirvana (1991)
78. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993) JW
79. Save the Best for Last…Vanessa Williams (1992)
80. Breathe…Faith Hill (1999) BB

81. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994) BB
82. I Want It That Way…Backstreet Boys (1999)
83. Basket Case…Green Day (1994)
84. Champagne Supernova…Oasis (1995)
85. Say My Name…Destiny’s Child (1999)
86. Amazed…Lonestar (1999)
87. Genie in a Bottle…Christina Aguilera (1999)
88. 1979…Smashing Pumpkins (1995) RS
89. Change the World…Eric Clapton (1996) G-R, G-S
90. Fake Plastic Trees…Radiohead (1995)

91. Can You Feel the Love Tonight…Elton John (1994)
92. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (1999)
93. Beauty and the Beast…Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (1991)
94. Back for Good…Take That (1995)
95. Truly, Madly, Deeply…Savage Garden (1997)
96. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996) CB
97. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (1990)
98. Achy Breaky Heart…Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
99. It Must Have Been Love…Roxette (1990)
100. Hallelujah…Jeff Buckley (1994)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • All Star…Smash Mouth (1999) PC
  • Barbie Girl…Aqua (1997) PC
  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song)…Stevie B (1990) CB, JW
  • Born Slippy…Underworld (1995) Q
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love…UB40 (1993) VF
  • City Sickness…Tindersticks (1993) NME
  • Cotton Eye Joe…Rednex (1994) PC
  • A Design for Life…Manic Street Preachers (1996) MJ, NME
  • Doo Wop (That Thing)...Lauryn Hill (1998) RS
  • Fields of Gold…Sting (1993) SS
  • Firestarter…The Prodigy (1996) Q
  • From a Distance…Bette Midler (1990) G-S
  • Grease Megamix…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1990) PC
  • Hold On…Wilson Phillips (1990) BB
  • Intergalactic…Beastie Boys (1998) NME
  • Kiss Me…Sixpence None the Richer (1998) SS
  • Loaded…Primal Scream (1990) NME
  • Not Dark Yet…Bob Dylan (1997) SS
  • The Obvious Child…Paul Simon (1990) SS
  • Runaway Train…Soul Asylum (1993) RS
  • Smoke Rings in the Dark…Gary Allan (1999) SS
  • Sunny Came Home…Shawn Colvin (1996) G-R, G-S, SS
  • Tennessee….Arrested Development (1992) RS
  • Too Close…Next (1998) BB
  • What Is Love?...Haddaway (1993) PC
  • Whoomp! There It Is…Tag Team (1993) CB
  • Windowlicker…Aphex Twin (1999) NME

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Top Songs from 1970-1979

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 3/4/11, updated 10/21/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1970-1979 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Imagine…John Lennon (1971) AG, DM, Q, RS
2. Bohemian Rhapsody…Queen (1975) CB, DM, Q
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water…Simon & Garfunkel (1970) BB, DM, G-R, G-S, MJ, SS, JW
4. Hotel California…Eagles (1977) AG, DM, G-R, VF RS, SS
5. Stairway to Heaven…Led Zeppelin (1971)
6. Let It Be…The Beatles (1970) AG, VF
7. American Pie…Don McLean (1971) AG, VF
8. Layla…Derek & the Dominos (1971)
9. What’s Going On…Marvin Gaye (1971) MJ, NME, SS
10. Stayin’ Alive…Bee Gees (1977) AG, DM, VF, RS

11. Dancing Queen…Abba (1976) AG, VF, PC
12. Born to Run…Bruce Springsteen (1975) RS, SS
13. Superstition…Stevie Wonder (1972) DM, MJ, NME, Q, RS
14. I Will Survive…Gloria Gaynor (1978) AG, DM
15. Another Brick in the Wall Part II…Pink Floyd (1979) DM, VF
16. Maggie May…Rod Stewart (1971)
17. Your Song…Elton John (1970) RS
18. Let’s Stay Together…Al Green (1971)
19. Killing Me Softly with His Song…Roberta Flack (1973) G-R, G-S, JW
20. My Sweet Lord…George Harrison (1970) VF

21. London Calling…The Clash (1979)
22. No Woman, No Cry…Bob Marley & the Wailers (1975) DM, NME, SS
23. Heart of Glass…Blondie (1979) VF
24. Won’t Get Fooled Again…The Who (1971)
25. The Way We Were…Barbra Streisand (1973) BB, DM, G-S, SS, JW
26. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face…Roberta Flack (1972) BB, G-R, G-S, JW
27. Le Freak…Chic (1978) CB
28. Sultans of Swing…Dire Straits (1979) SS
29. Anarchy in the U.K….Sex Pistols (1976) MJ, NME, Q, RS
30. You Light Up My Life…Debby Boone (1977) CB, G-S, JW

31. Heroes…David Bowie (1977) Q
32. Free Bird…Lynyrd Skynrd (1974)
33. My Sharona…The Knack (1979) BB, CB, JW
34. God Save the Queen…Sex Pistols (1977) MJ NME
35. Fire and Rain…James Taylor (1970)
36. Walk on the Wild Side…Lou Reed (1972) NME, RS
37. Rapper’s Delight…The Sugarhill Gang (1979)
38. Night Fever…Bee Gees (1978) JW
39. Go Your Own Way…Fleetwood Mac (1977)
40. Y.M.C.A….Village People (1978) PC

41. Comfortably Numb…Pink Floyd (1979)
42. Without You…Harry Nilsson (1971)
43. Good Times…Chic (1979) NME
44. How Deep Is Your Love…Bee Gees (1977)
45. Brown Sugar…The Rolling Stones (1971)
46. All Right Now…Free (1970)
47. Let’s Get It On…Marvin Gaye (1973) PC
48. Lola…The Kinks (1970) NME
49. Just the Way You Are…Billy Joel (1977) G-R, G-S
50. Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree…Tony Orlando & Dawn (1973) BB, CB

51. More Than a Feeling…Boston (1976)
52. Sweet Home Alabama…Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974) PC
53. Paranoid…Black Sabbath (1970) Q
54. I’m Not in Love…10cc (1975)
55. You’re the One That I Want…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1978)
56. Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)…Pretenders (1979)
57. Kashmir…Led Zeppelin (1974)
58. You Are the Sunshine of My Life…Stevie Wonder (1973)
59. You’re So Vain…Carly Simon (1972) AG
60. Midnight Train to Georgia…Gladys Knight & the Pips (1973)

61. Dreams…Fleetwood Mac (1977)
62. Smoke on the Water…Deep Purple (1973)
63. Joy to the World…Three Dog Night (1971) BB, CB, JW
64. Theme from Shaft…Isaac Hayes (1971)
65. It’s Too Late…Carole King (1971) G-R
66. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone…The Temptations (1972)
67. Dream On…Aerosmith (1973)
68. Baker Street…Gerry Rafferty (1978)
69. Just My Imagination Running Away with Me…The Temptations (1971)
70. Baba O’Riley…The Who (1971)

71. Play That Funky Music…Wild Cherry (1976) PC
72. Three Times a Lady…Commodores (1978)
73. Piano Man…Billy Joel (1974)
74. I’ll Be There…The Jackson 5 (1970) CB, PC
75. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)…Rod Stewart (1976) BB, JW
76. Angie…The Rolling Stones (1973) VF
77. Alone Again (Naturally)…Gilbert O’Sullivan (1972) CB
78. Love Will Keep Us Together…Captain & Tennille (1975) BB, G-R, JW
79. Rock Your Baby…George McCrae (1974) NME
80. Thunder Road…Bruce Springsteen (1975)

81. The Tears of a Clown…The Miracles (1970)
82. I Feel Love…Donna Summer (1977)
83. Wish You Were Here…Pink Floyd (1975)
84. Bang a Gong (Get It On)…T-Rex (1971)
85. I Honestly Love You…Olivia Newton-John (1974) CB, G-R
86. They Long to Be Close to You…Carpenters (1970)
87. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road…Elton John (1973)
88. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough…Michael Jackson (1979)
89. The Rose…Bette Midler (1979)
90. Seasons in the Sun…Terry Jacks (1974)

91. We Will Rock You…Queen (1977)
92. Bennie and the Jets…Elton John (1974)
93. We’ve Only Just Begun…Carpenters (1970)
94. We Are the Champions…Queen (1977)
95. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?...Rod Stewart (1978)
96. Don’t Fear the Reaper…Blue Oyster Cult (1976)
97. Me and Bobby McGee…Janis Joplin (1971)
98. Hot Stuff…Donna Summer (1979)
99. You’ve Got a Friend…James Taylor (1971) G-S, PC
100. Heart of Gold…Neil Young (1972)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • America the Beautiful…Ray Charles (1972) SS
  • Autobahn…Kraftwerk (1975) MJ, Q
  • California Uber Alles (1979) MJ
  • Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)…Barbra Streisand (1976) G-S
  • Gangsters…The Specials (1979) Q
  • Get Down Tonight…KC & the Sunshine Band (1975) PC
  • I Can Help…Billy Swan (1975) VF
  • I Hate the Rich…The Dils (1978) MJ
  • I Write the Songs…Barry Manilow (1975) G-S
  • The Joker…Steve Miller Band (1973) AG
  • Kung Fu Fighting…Carl Douglas (1974) VF
  • Last Dance…Donna Summer (1978) PC
  • Life on Mars?...David Bowie (1971) Q
  • Living for the City…Stevie Wonder (1973) MJ
  • The Mary Ellen Carter…Stan Rogers (1979) SS
  • Rock and Roll Part 2…Gary Glitter (1972) PC
  • Send in the Clowns…Judy Collins (1975) G-S
  • Shadow Dancing…Andy Gibb (1978) BB
  • Silly Love Songs…Paul McCartney & Wings (1976) BB
  • Star Wars…John Williams (1977) SS
  • Take Me to the River…Al Green (1974) RS
  • Teenage Kicks…The Undertones (1978) NME
  • That’s the Way I Like It…KC & the Sunshine Band (1975) AG
  • This Masquerade…George Benson (1976) G-R
  • Torn Between Two Lovers…Mary MacGregor (1976) CB
  • Tusk…Fleetwood Mac (1979) RS
  • What a Fool Believes…The Doobie Brothers (1978) G-R, G-S
  • Wuthering Heights…Kate Bush (1978) Q

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Top 100 Songs from 1960-1969

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 4/2/11, updated 10/20/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1960-1969 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Hey Jude…The Beatles (1968) AG, BB, CB, DM, VF, Q, JW
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction…The Rolling Stones (1965) AG, CB, DM, VF, JW
3. Good Vibrations…The Beach Boys (1966) DM, NME, Q, RS, SS
4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine…Marvin Gaye (1968) MJ, SS
5. Respect…Aretha Franklin (1967) DM, MJ, RS, SS
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand…The Beatles (1963) AG, BB, CB, DM, RS, JW
7. Yesterday…The Beatles (1965)
8. Like a Rolling Stone…Bob Dylan (1965) NME, Q
9. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay…Otis Redding (1968) PC, RS
10. Stand by Me…Ben E. King (1961) AG, CB, DM, VF, Q, RS

11. (Oh) Pretty Woman…Roy Orbison (1964) DM, VF, RS
12. A Whiter Shade of Pale…Procol Harum (1967) VF
13. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’…The Righteous Brothers (1964) MJ
14. The House of the Rising Sun…The Animals (1964)
15. Unchained Melody…The Righteous Brothers (1965) PC
16. Light My Fire…The Doors (1967)
17. Louie, Louie…The Kingsmen (1963)
18. My Girl…The Temptations (1965)
19. You Really Got Me…The Kinks (1964) NME, Q
20. Brown-Eyed Girl…Van Morrison (1967)

21. All Along the Watchtower…The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
22. Suspicious Minds…Elvis Presley (1969) DM
23. When a Man Loves a Woman…Percy Sledge (1966)
24. My Generation…The Who (1965)
25. Proud Mary…Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
26. She Loves You…The Beatles (1963) AG, NMEm Q
27. Honky Tonk Women…The Rolling Stones (1969) NME
28. Dancing in the Street…Martha & the Vandellas (1964)
29. God Only Knows…The Beach Boys (1966)
30. The Twist…Chubby Checker (1960) AG, CB, DM, PC

31. Strawberry Fields Forever…The Beatles (1967) NME
32. A Day in the Life…The Beatles (1967)
33. Georgia on My Mind…Ray Charles (1960) SS
34. I’m a Believer…The Monkees (1966) CB, JW
35. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)…Four Tops (1966)
36. Crazy…Patsy Cline (1961)
37. Be My Baby…The Ronettes (1963) MJ
38. I Want You Back…The Jackson 5 (1969) MJ, RS
39. Nights in White Satin…The Moody Blues (1967)
40. What a Wonderful World…Louis Armstrong (1967)

41. Born to Be Wild…Steppenwolf (1968)
42. I Can’t Stop Loving You…Ray Charles (1962) DM, JW
43. Mr. Tambourine Man…The Byrds (1965)
44. The Tracks of My Tears…The Miracles (1965) MJ, RS
45. Something…The Beatles (1969)
46. California Dreamin’…The Mamas & the Papas (1966)
47. Whole Lotta Love…Led Zeppelin (1969)
48. Sympathy for the Devil…The Rolling Stones (1968)
49. Space Oddity…David Bowie (1969)
50. Runaway…Del Shannon (1961) MJ

51. The Sound of Silence…Simon & Garfunkel (1965)
52. It’s Now or Never…Elvis Presley (1960)
53. Purple Haze…The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
54. Jumpin’ Jack Flash…The Rolling Stones (1968) NME
55. For What It’s Worth…Buffalo Springfield (1967)
56. Mrs. Robinson…Simon & Garfunkel (1968) G-R
57. Sugar, Sugar…The Archies (1969) BB, CB
58. Are You Lonesome Tonight?...Elvis Presley (1960) VF
59. Paint It, Black…The Rolling Stones (1966)
60. Get Back…The Beatles with Billy Preston (1969) VF

61. Waterloo Sunset…The Kinks (1967) Q
62. Moon River…Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn (1961) G-R, G-S, SS
63. Penny Lane…The Beatles (1967)
64. Help!...The Beatles (1965)
65. In My Life…The Beatles (1965)
66. White Rabbit…Jefferson Airplane (1967)
67. A Change Is Gonna Come…Sam Cooke (1965)
68. Cathy’s Clown…The Everly Brothers (1960) RS
69. Gimme Shelter…The Rolling Stones (1969) AG, Q
70. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In…The 5th Dimension (1969) G-R, JW

71. Strangers in the Night…Frank Sinatra (1966) AG, VF, G-R
72. I Got You (I Feel Good)…James Brown (1965)
73. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag…James Brown (1965)
74. Where Did Our Love Go…The Supremes (1964)
75. Green Onions…Booker T. & the MG’s (1962) MJ, NME
76. Stop! In the Name of Love…The Supremes (1965)
77. Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher…Jackie Wilson (1967)
78. In the Midnight Hour…Wilson Pickett (1965)
79. Eleanor Rigby…The Beatles (1966)
80. Sunshine of Your Love…Cream (1968)

81. Can’t Buy Me Love…The Beatles (1964)
82. California Girls…The Beach Boys (1965)
83. Baby Love…The Supremes (1964)
84. My Way…Frank Sinatra (1969) SS
85. River Deep, Mountain High…Ike & Tina Turner (1966) MJ
86. Come Together…The Beatles (1969)
87. Will You Love Me Tomorrow…The Shirelles (1960) NME
88. The Letter…The Box Tops (1967)
89. You Can’t Hurry Love…The Supremes (1966)
90. Save the Last Dance for Me…The Drifters (1960)

91. Blowin’ in the Wind…Bob Dylan (1963)
92. Crying…Roy Orbison (1961)
93. A Hard Day’s Night…The Beatles (1964)
94. Hello, Dolly!...Louis Armstrong (1964) CB, G-S
95. The Loco-Motion…Little Eva (1962) RS
96. Everyday People…Sly & the Family Stone (1968)
97. King of the Road…Roger Miller (1965)
98. Fortunate Son…Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
99. At Last…Etta James (1961) PC
100. Walk on By…Dionne Warwick (1964)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough…Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1967) PC
  • All You Need Is Love…The Beatles (1967) AG
  • Apache…The Shadows (1960) MJ, Q
  • The Ballad of the Green Berets…SSgt. Barry Sadler (1966) BB
  • Blowin’ in the Wind…Peter, Paul & Mary (1963) SS
  • Build Me Up Buttercup…The Foundations (1968) PC
  • Days of Wine and Roses…Henry Mancini (1963) G-R, G-S
  • Exodus (Theme from)…Ferrante & Teicher (1960) G-S
  • Games People Play…Joe South (1968) G-S
  • The Girl from Ipanema…Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto (1964) G-R, SS
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco…Tony Bennett (1962) G-S, SS
  • It Was a Very Good Year…Frank Sinatra (1965) SS
  • Let’s Twist Again…Chubby Checker (1962) VF
  • Little Green Apples…Roger Miller (1968) G-S
  • Love is Blue…Paul Mauriat (1967) CB
  • Michelle…The Beatles (1965) G-S
  • Misirlou…Dick Dale (1962) PC
  • Monster Mash…Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers (1962) CB
  • Return to Sender…Elvis Presley (1962) AG
  • Running Scared…Roy Orbison (1961) NME
  • The Shadow of Your Smile (Theme from ‘The Sandpiper’)…Tony Bennett (1965) G-S
  • Stranger on the Shore…Mr. Acker Bilk (1961) BB
  • Sugar Shack…Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (1963) BB, JW
  • Summer Wind…Frank Sinatra (1966) PC
  • A Taste of Honey…Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1965) G-R
  • Telstar…The Tornadoes (1962) Q
  • Theme from ‘A Summer Place’…Percy Faith (1960) BB, G-R, JW
  • To Sir with Love…Lulu (1967) BB, JW
  • Tossin’ and Turnin’…Bobby Lewis (1961) BB, JW
  • Twist and Shout…The Beatles (1963) PC
  • Up, Up and Away…The Fifth Dimension (1967) G-R, G-S
  • What Kind of Fool Am I?...Sammy Davis, Jr. (1962) G-S
  • Wooly Bully…Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs (1965) BB
  • Yakety Sax (Benny Hill Theme)…Boots Randolph (1963) PC
  • You’re the Devil in Disguise…Elvis Presley (1963) VF

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Top 100 Most-Watched Videos of All Time

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Based on numbers from VEVO and YouTube, these are the most watched music videos of all-time. Numbers are in millions.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee “Despacito” (2017) 4008.62
2. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015) 3158.28
3. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012) 2968.52
4. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015) 2793.33
5. Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014) 2711.94
6. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017) 2525.66
7. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014) 2409.97
8. Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, & Gente de Zona “Bailando” (2014) 2386.42
9. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (2014) 2355.81
10. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013) 2303.62

11. Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MO “Lean On” (2015) 2194.23
12. Taylor Swft “Blank Space” (2014) 2188.40
13. Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013) 2138.39
14. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014) 2130.16
15. Adele “Hello” (2015) 2086.43
16. Little Baby Bum “Wheels on the Bus” (2014) 1990.00
17. One Republic “Counting Cars” (2013) 1975.89
18. Chainsmokers & Halsey “Closer” (2016) 1887.35
19. Shakira & Maluma “Chantaje” (2016) 1884.61
20. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) 1855.66

21. Calvin Harris & Rihanna “This Is What You Came For” (2016) 1813.03
22. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015) 1811.25
23. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby” (2010) 1726.02
24. Fifth Harmony “Work from Home” (2016) 1712.22
25. Sia “Chandelier” (2014) 1699.55
26. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012) 1623.05
27. Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, & Anne-Marie “Rockabye” (2016) 1583.20
28. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (2015) 1578.61
29. Shakira & Freshlyground “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (2010) 1567.81
30. Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (2016) 1514.92

31. Fifth Harmony & Kid Ink “Worth It” (2015) 1479.33
32. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) 1410.64
33. J. Balvin “Ay Vamos” (2014) 1407.98
34. Avicii & Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up” (2013) 1392.63
35. Silento “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (2015) 1388.96
36. Magic! “Rude” (2013) 1386.81
37. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016) 1385.00
38. LMFAO, Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) 1363.16
39. Alan Walker “Faded” (2015) 1332.34
40. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015) 1307.28

41. Romeo Santos & Eliza Gonzalez “Propuesta Indecente” (2013) 1283.16
42. Ricky Martin & Maluma “Vente Pa Ca” (2016) 1276.28
43. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015) 1250.35
44. Nicky Jam “Hasta El Amanecer” (2016) 1235.29
45. The Weeknd & Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016) 1224.17
46. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” (2010) 1217.65
47. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013) 1209.14
48. John Legend “All of Me” (2013) 1195.05
49. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010) 1191.73
50. Ellie Goulding “Burn” (2013) 1178.14

51. Calvin Harris “Summer” (2014) 1170.12
52. Calvin Harris & Disciples “How Deep Is Your Love” (2015) 1162.93
53. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (2016) 1152.13
54. Joey Montana “Picky” (2015) 1152.93
55. David Guetta & Nicki Minaj “Hey Mama” (2015) 1150.46
56. Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (2014) 1135.35
57. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015) 1133.86
58. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull “On the Floor” (2011) 1129.13
59. CNCO “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” (2016) 1125.43
60. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012) 1121.70

61. Psy “Gentleman” (2013) 1119.87
62. Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (2015) 1106.01
63. Icanrockyourworld “The Gummy Bear Song” (2007) 1111.10
64. Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon (Forgiveness)” (2015) 1077.34
65. Rihanna “Diamonds” (2012) 1078.48
66. Martin Garrix “Animals” (2013) 1072.69
67. Daddy Yankee “Shaky Shaky” (2016) 1070.40
68. Maluma “El Perdedor” (2016) 1063.05
69. Chino & Nacho with Daddy Yankee “Andas en Mi Cabeza” (2016) 1061.49
70. Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014) 1060.26

71. Maluma “Felices los 4” (2017) 1059.34
72. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010) 1054.84
73. J. Balvin & Willy Williams “Mi Gente” (2017) 1045.70
74. Carlos Vives & Shakira “La Bicicleta” (2016) 1038.81
75. Pulcinopiotv “El Pollito Pio” (2012) 1038.42
76. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (2014) 1021.68
77. Eminem “Not Afraid” (2010) 1019.41
78. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010) 1017.62
79. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011) 1001.87
80. Ricky Martin & Yotuel “La Mordidita” (2015) 995.13

81. Gente de Zona & Marc Anthony “La Gozadera” (2015) 993.21
82. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010) 992.54
83. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (2016) 985.92
84. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013) 983.03
85. Skrillex, Diplo, & Justin Bieber “Where Are U Now” (2015) 979.44
86. Pitbull & Ke$ha “Timber” (2013) 977.16
87. Prince Royce “Darte Un Beso” (2013) 955.71
88. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011) 951.43
89. Gotye & Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011) 947.94
90. J. Balvin & Farruko “6 AM” (2014) 946.51

91. Chris Jeday, J. Balvin, Ozuna, & Arcangel “Ahora Dice” (2017) 942.86
92. Rihanna & Drake “Work” (2016) 939.91
93. Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro” (2010) 939.87
94. Sia & Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016) 930.94
95. Nicky Jam “El Amante” (2017) 924.08
96. Nicky Jam “Travesuras” (2014) 910.65
97. Sam Smith “I’m Not the Only One” (2014) 908.73
98. Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (2013) 907.73
99. Ariana Grande & Zedd “Break Free” (2014) 899.45
100. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” (2011) 888.11


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ranked

With every year’s announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, there are two guarantees – there will be a slew of complaints about who hasn’t been inducted and who has been inducted who shouldn’t have been. This challenged me to come up with an objective rating of the inductees to determine just who has earned it most and who hasn’t. These rankings consolidate multiple best-artists-of-all-time lists along with sales figures, chart statistics, and other awards and honors. In the event of ties, earliest inductees are listed first. Here are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (through the class of 2017) ranked.

1. Elvis Presley
2. The Beatles
3. Michael Jackson
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Elton John
6. The Rolling Stones
7. Ray Charles
8. Prince
9. Aretha Franklin
10. James Brown

11. Bob Dylan
12. Paul McCartney
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Marvin Gaye
15. Led Zeppelin
16. The Beach Boys
17. David Bowie
18. Billy Joel
19. Madonna
20. Eric Clapton

21. Nat “King” Cole
22. Jimi Hendrix
23. Queen
24. Johnny Cash
25. Rod Stewart
26. The Bee Gees
27. Louis Armstrong
28. Pink Floyd
29. Fleetwood Mac
30. U2

31. The Who
32. Eagles
33. Fats Domino
34. Bob Marley
35. John Lennon
36. Neil Young
37. Chuck Berry
38. Sam Cooke
39. The Supremes
40. Billie Holiday

41. Roy Orbison
42. The Temptations
43. Neil Diamond
44. The Doors
45. Chicago
46. Aerosmith
47. Four Tops
48. Little Richard
49. Smokey Robinson
50. Simon & Garfunkel

51. R.E.M.
52. The Jackson 5
53. AC/DC
54. B.B. King
55. The Everly Brothers
56. Earth, Wind & Fire
57. Santana
58. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
59. Hank Williams
60. Gladys Knight & the Pips

61. The Kinks
62. Genesis
63. The Police
64. Nirvana
65. Otis Redding
66. Miles Davis
67. Tina Turner
68. Buddy Holly
69. Paul Simon
70. Al Green

71. Creedence Clearwater Revival
72. Elvis Costello
73. Van Morrison
74. Van Halen
75. Black Sabbath
76. Linda Ronstadt
77. The Clash
78. Kiss
79. Muddy Waters
80. Pearl Jam

81. Brenda Lee
82. Janis Joplin
83. Metallica
84. Carole King
85. The Isley Brothers
86. Velvet Underground
87. James Taylor
88. The Miracles
89. Sly & the Family Stone
90. Cream

91. Grateful Dead
92. Donna Summer
93. Journey 94. Robert Johnson
95. Joni Mitchell
96. Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship
97. Frank Zappa
98. Daryl Hall & John Oates
99. The Drifters
100. Ramones

101. The Band
102. Lynyrd Skynyrd
103. The Byrds
104. Crosby, Stills & Nash
105. Ricky Nelson
106. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
107. Rush
108. Louis Jordan
109. Etta James
110. Sex Pistols

111. Bob Seger
112. The Allman Brothers Band
113. Guns N’ Roses
114. Deep Purple
115. Bessie Smith
116. The Four Seasons
117. Jerry Lee Lewis
118. Curtis Mayfield
119. Yes
120. George Harrison

121. Electric Light Orchestra
122. Jackie Wilson
123. Abba
124. Tupac Shakur
125. Blondie
126. ZZ Top
127. Bobby Darin
128. Steely Dan
129. John Lee Hooker
130. Parliament/Funkadelic

131. The Platters
132. Herb Alpert
133. Les Paul
134. Dinah Washington
135. Beastie Boys
136. Peter Gabriel
137. The Impressions
138. Quincy Jones
139. Bobby “Blue” Bland
140. Red Hot Chili Peppers

141. Wilson Pickett
142. Talking Heads
143. Heart
144. Green Day
145. Berry Gordy Jr.
146. Jimmie Rodgers
147. Lou Reed
148. Steve Miller
149. Buddy Guy
150. Pretenders

151. Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland
152. Phil Spector
153. Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton
154. Leadbelly
155. Alice Cooper
156. Howlin’ Wolf
157. Tom Waits
158. Cat Stevens
159. Ringo Starr
160. The Ink Spots

161. Dion
162. Bo Diddley
163. Ruth Brown
164. Public Enemy
165. Woody Guthrie
166. Traffic
167. John Mellencamp
168. The O’Jays
169. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
170. Chet Atkins

171. Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
172. Bonnie Raitt
173. Patti Smith
174. Bill Monroe
175. Bob Wills
176. The Hollies
177. Run-D.M.C.
178. The Stooges
179. T-Bone Walker
180. The (Young) Rascals

181. Jackson Browne
182. Isaac Hayes
183. Bill Haley & the Comets
184. Dave Clark Five
185. Dusty Springfield
186. The Animals
187. Sam Phillips
188. Duane Eddy
189. Ma Rainey
190. The Dells

191. Charlie Christian
192. Albert King
193. Donovan
194. Jerry Wexler
195. Big Joe Turner
196. Pete Seeger
197. Freddy King
198. The Mamas & the Papas
199. George Martin
200. Wilie Dixon

201. The Righteous Brothers
202. The Shirelles
203. Cheap Trick
204. Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
205. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
206. Dave Bartholomew
207. N.W.A.
208. Elmore James
209. Leonard Cohen
210. The Coasters

211. The Yardbirds
212. Booker T. & the MGs
213. Clive Davis
214. Mahalia Jackson
215. Doc Pomus
216. Jimmy Reed
217. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
218. John H. Hammond
219. Bobby Womack
220. Charles Brown

221. Ike Turner
222. Ahmet Ertegun
223. Gerry Goffin
224. Bill Withers
225. Little Anthony & the Imperials
226. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
227. Clyde McPhatter
228. Randy Newman
229. Gene Pitney
230. Tom Dowd

231. Solomon Burke
232. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
233. Joan Jett
234. Professor Longhair
235. Jeff Beck
236. The Staple Singers
237. Little Walter
238. Leonard Chess
239. Gene Vincent
240. Lovin’ Spoonful

241. The Ventures
242. Joan Baez
243. The Faces
244. Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
245. Mort Shuman
246. Eddie Cochran
247. Otis Blackwell
248. Allen Toussaint
249. Buffalo Springfield
250. Dick Clark

251. Alan Freed
252. Chis Blackwell
253. Lloyd Price
254. Del Shannon
255. James Jamerson
256. Bill Black
257. LaVern Baker
258. Glyn Johns
259. Little Willie John
260. The Moonglows

261. Sam & Dave
262. The Flamingos
263. Carl Perkins
264. Andrew Loog Oldham
265. Ritchie Valens
266. Floyd Cramer
267. Brian Epstein
268. Nesuhi Ertegun
269. Jac Holzman
270. Jerry Moss

271. Bill Graham
272. Milt Gabler
273. Art Rupe
274. Wanda Jackson
275. Earl Palmer
276. Nile Rodgers
277. The Ronettes
278. The Orioles
279. Lou Adler
280. Scotty Moore

281. James Burton
282. Percy Sledge
283. Johnny Otis
284. Leon Russell
285. Johnnie Johnson
286. Cosimo Matassa
287. Dr. John
288. David Geffen
289. Don Kirshner
290. Jim Stewart

291. Mo Ostin
292. The Small Faces
293. Seymour Stein
294. Syd Nathan
295. The Soul Stirrers
296. Hal Blaine
297. Darlene Love
298. DJ Fontana
299. Ralph Bass
300. King Curtis

301. Steve Douglas
302. Bennie Benjamin
303. Spooner Oldham
304. Jesse Stone
305. The E Street Band
306. Paul Butterfield
307. Leo Fender
308. Paul Ackerman
309. Jimmy Yancey
310. Tom Donahue

311. Jann Wenner
312. Frank Barsalona
313. Jimmy Cliff
314. Laura Nyro
315. The Five Royales
316. Bert Berns


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In Concert: Willie Nelson

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Venue: Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO

This was a make-up for the show originally scheduled in June. That show saw the first two acts – Robert Earl Keen and Dwight Yoakum – perform before a torrential downfall put the show on ice. Three months later, Nelson returned. The setlist was barely over an hour, although he crammed plenty of songs in that time, including many favorites.

Setlist *

* Note: Usually I’m pretty diligent about getting the setlist down, but I wasn’t this time. I think I got all the songs down, but I won’t stand by the accuracy of the order of them.

1. Whiskey River
2. Still Is Still Moving to Me
3. Beer for My Horses
4. On the Road Again
5. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
6. Always on My Mind
7. Funny How Time Slips Away
8. Crazy
9. Night Life
10. Good Hearted Woman
11. It’s All Going to Pot
12. Me and Paul
13. If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time
14. Georgia on My Mind
15. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
16. Move It on Over
17. Hey Good Lookin’
18. Still Not Dead
19. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
20. I’ll Fly Away

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Petty's Top 30 Songs

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R.I.P. Tom Petty. The rock singer was born in Gainsville, Florida, on October 20, 1950. He went into cardiac arrest at his home on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was taken to the hospital, but removed from life support on October 2, 2017.

This is a re-post of a best-of list originally posted on October 20, 2013 in honor of Tom Petty's birthday. As with all DMDB lists, this list was determined by creating an aggregate list from multiple other best-of lists and factoring in chart success, sales, airplay, and awards. In addition, 15 lists were figured into the mix which were exclusively best-of Petty lists.


Tom Petty’s Top 30 Songs

Free Fallin’

  1. Free Fallin’ (1989)
  2. American Girl (1976)
  3. Refugee (1979)
  4. I Won’t Back Down (1989)
  5. Breakdown (1976)

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

  6. Mary Jane’s Last Dance (1993)
  7. Don’t Do Me Like That (1979)
  8. The Waiting (1981)
  9. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks, 1981)
  10. Learning to Fly (1991)

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

  11. Runnin’ Down a Dream (1989)
  12. Don’t Come Around Here No More (1985)
  13. Here Comes My Girl (1979)
  14. You Don’t Know How It Feels to Be Me (1994)
  15. You Got Lucky (1982)

    You Got Lucky

  16. Into the Great Wide Open (1991)
  17. Listen to Her Heart (1978)
  18. I Need to Know (1978)
  19. Jammin’ Me (1987)
  20. You Wreck Me (1994)

    Into the Great Wide Open

  21. Change of Heart (1982)
  22. Even the Losers (1979)
  23. Yer So Bad (1989)
  24. Love Is a Long Road (1989)
  25. Walls (Circus) (1996)

    Refugee

  26. A Face in the Crowd (1989)
  27. Rebels (1985)
  28. Room at the Top (1999)
  29. Something in the Air (1993)
  30. A Woman in Love (1981)


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