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) **

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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