Sunday, March 24, 2019

National Recording Registry: Songs

Originally posted 3/24/2019.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.” This particular page lists songs which have inducted into the Registry.


Year of Induction: Performer “Song” (Year released/recorded)

A
  • 2005: Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
  • 2003: Marian Anderson “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” (1936)
  • 2008: The Andrews Sisters “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)” (1938)
  • 2015: Louis Armstrong “Mack the Knife” (1956)
  • 2003: Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1925)
  • 2004: Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin (piano) “Fascinating Rhythm” (1926)
  • 2005: Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)” (1930)

B
  • 2005: Count Basie “One O’Clock Jump” (1937)
  • 2005: Nora Bayes “Over There” (1917)
  • 2017: Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “The Lord’s Prayer” (1890)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (1890)
  • 2003: Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke “The Okeh Laughing Record” (1922)
  • 2003: Chuck Berry “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956)
  • 2012: Blackwood Brothres “Crossing Chilly Jordan” (1960)
  • 2005: Pat Bonner “Schooner Bradley” (1960)
  • 2011: Booker T. & the MG’s “Green Onions” (1962)
  • 2010: The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra “It’s the Girl” (1931)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “Second Hand Rose” (1921)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1922)
  • 2013: Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (1994)

C
  • 2018: Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher” (1931)
  • 2004: Hoagy Carmichael “Stardust” (1927)
  • 2006: The Carter Family “Wildwood Flower” (1928)
  • 2002: Enrico Caruso “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play)” (1907)
  • 2002: Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)
  • 2012: Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
  • 2017: Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
  • 2005: Harry Choates “Jole Blon (Jolie Blonde)” (1946)
  • 2016: The Chuck Wagon Gang “I’ll Fly Awa” (1948)
  • 2003: Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
  • 2005: Nat “King” Cole “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (1943)
  • 2014: Michael Coleman “The Boys of the Lough/The Humours of Ennistymon” (1922)
  • 2016: Judy Collins “Amazing Grace” (1970)
  • 2006: Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
  • 2004: Gregorio Cortez “Trovadores Regionales” (1929)
  • 2004: Eugene Cowles “Gypsy Love Song” (1898)
  • 2013: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” (1969)
  • 2013: Bing Crosby “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2002: Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)

D
  • 2015: Bobby Darlin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
  • 2012: Jimmie Davis “You Are My Sunshine” (1940)
  • 2005: Edouard de Reszke “Canzone del Porter from Martha (von Flotow)” (1903)
  • 2018: Deep River Boys “They Look Like Men of War” (1941)
  • 2018: Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” (1969)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley” (1955)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “I’m a Man” (1955)
  • 2011: The Dixie Hummingbirds “Let’s Go Out to the Programs” (1953)
  • 2005: Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
  • 2007: Thomas A. Dorsey “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again” (1934)

E
  • 2018: Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
  • 2009: Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
  • 2009: Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra “Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)” (1913)
  • 2017: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (1987)
  • 2011: Ruth Etting “Ten Cents a Dance” (1930)
  • 2004: Europe's Society Orchestra “The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)” (1914)
  • 2013: The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (1960)

F
  • 2007: Joe Falcon “Allons a Lafayette” (1928)
  • 2002: Fisk Jubilee Singers “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1909)
  • 2004: Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (1949)
  • 2006: Red Foley & the Sunshine Boys “Peace in the Valley” (1951)
  • 2014: Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
  • 2002: Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
  • 2018: Lefty Frizzell “Long Black Veil” (1959)

G
  • 2016: Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
  • 2015: Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
  • 2002: Paul Whiteman with George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924)
  • 2004: Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964)
  • 2004: Dizzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo “Manteca” (1947)
  • 2004: Golden Gate Orchestra “Charleston” (1925)
  • 2005: Golden Gate Quartet “John the Revelator” (1938)
  • 2002: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
  • 2010: Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
  • 2017: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” (1967)
  • 2002: Woody Guthrie “This Land Is Your Land” (1944)

H
  • 2017: Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
  • 2005: Hampton Quartette “Listen to the Lambs” (1917)
  • 2012: Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
  • 2004: Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
  • 2005: Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” (1969)
  • 2013: Roland Hayes “Were You There” (1940)
  • 2017: Victor Herbert and his Orchestra “Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta” (1911)
  • 2002: Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
  • 2005: Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (1957)
  • 2008: John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillen” (1948)
  • 2011: Sol Hoʻopiʻi “Fascinating Rhythm” (1938)
  • 2009: Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightnin’” (1956)
  • 2005: Pawlo Humeniuk “Tanec Pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows)” (1926)

I
  • 2015: The Impressions “People Get Ready” (1965)
  • 2017: The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care” (1939)

J
  • 2005: Mahalia Jackson “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1948)
  • 2013: Elmore James “Dust My Broom” (1951)
  • 2008: Etta James “At Last” (1961)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Black Snake Moan” (1928)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Match Box Blues” (1928)
  • 2015: Billy Joel “Piano Man” (1973)
  • 2010: Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
  • 2013: George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (1896)
  • 2008: George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980)
  • 2013: Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Caldonia” (1945)
  • 2004: Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)

K
  • 2011: Stan Kenton “Artistry in Rhythm” (1943)
  • 2005: Kid Ory “Ory’s Creole Trombone” (1922)
  • 2014: Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
  • 2008: The Kingston Trio “Tom Dooley” (1958)

L
  • 2003: Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter “Goodnight Irene” (1933)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Evangeline Special” (1948)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Love Bridge Waltz” (1948)
  • 2005: Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
  • 2009: Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
  • 2017: Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (1984)
  • 2015: Julie London “Cry Me a River” (1955)
  • 2010: Professor Longhair “Tipitina” (1953)
  • 2013: The Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming” (1955)
  • 2009: Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970)

M
  • 2013: Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline “They Didn't Believe Me” (1915)
  • 2016: Manhattan Harmony “Lift Every Voice” (1923)
  • 2005: Martha & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street (1964)
  • 2017: Canario y Su Grupo with Davilita on lead vocals, written by Rafael Hernández Marín “Lamento Borincano” (1930)
  • 2009: Max Mathews/John L. Kelly Jr./Carol Lockbaum “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” (1961)
  • 2006: John McCormack “Il Mio Tesoro” (1916)
  • 2016: Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
  • 2015: Blind Willie McTell “Statesboro Blues” (1928)
  • 2010: Edward Meeker “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
  • 2010: Lydia Mendoza “Mal Hombre” (1934)
  • 2014: Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1945)
  • 2002: Military Band “Stars and Stripes Forever” (1897)
  • 2004: Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (1939)
  • 2007: The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
  • 2008: Carmen Miranda “O Que É Que A Bahiana Tem?” (1939)
  • 2017: The Mississippi Sheiks “Sitting on Top of the World” (1930)
  • 2011: Patsy Montana “I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” (1935)
  • 2005: Rita Montaner “El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)” (1927)
  • 2016: Melba Moore & Friends “Lift Every Voice” (1990)
  • 2006: Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers “Black Bottom Stomp” (1926)
  • 2014: Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker “My Funny Valentine” (1953)
  • 2003: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (1906)

N-O
  • 2005: NBC Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini “Adagio for Strings” (1938)
  • 2009: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band “Canal Street Blues” (1923)
  • 2007: Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
  • 2002: Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (1918)
  • 2003: Vess Ossman “Honolulu Cake Walk” (1898)

P
  • 2008: Oran “Hot Lips” Page with Eddie Condon’s Jazz Band “Uncle Sam’s Blues” (1944)
  • 2011: Gabby Pahinui “Hula Medley” (1947)
  • 2002: Charlie Parker, Miles Davs, Dizzy Gillespie, et al “Ko-Ko” (1945)
  • 2011: Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” (1971)
  • 2006: Charley Patton “Pony Blues” (1929)
  • 2002: Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (1951)
  • 2015: Peerless Quartet…Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1911)
  • 2004: The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
  • 2006: Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
  • 2016: Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour” (1965)
  • 2007: Rosa Ponselle and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti “Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma” (1929)
  • 2006: Cole Porter “You’re the Top” (1934)
  • 2008: Frank Proffitt “Tom Dooley” (1940)

Q-R
  • 2004: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey “See See Rider” (1923)
  • 2003: Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long to Stop Now” (1965)
  • 2009: R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” (1981)
  • 2016: Harry Richman “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1929)
  • 2014: The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Arkansas Traveler” (1922)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Sallie Gooden” (1922)
  • 2004: Jimmie Rodgers “Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)” (1928)
  • 2017: Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (1978)
  • 2006: The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
  • 2006: The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
  • 2011: Lillian Russell “Come Down Ma Evenin’ Star” (1912)

S
  • 2018: Sam & Dave “Soul Man” (1967)
  • 2005: Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1970)
  • 2009: Tupac Shakur “Dear Mama” (1995)
  • 2012: Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
  • 2018: Nina Simone “Mississippi Goddam” (1964)
  • 2016: Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
  • 2002: Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (1923)
  • 2002: Kate Smith “God Bless America” (1938)
  • 2005: Mamie Smith “Crazy Blues” (1920)
  • 2010: The Sons of the Pioneer “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (1934)
  • 2008: The Stanley Brothers “Rank Stranger” (1960)
  • 2015: W.H. Stepp “Bonaparte’s Retreat” (1937)
  • 2006: Cal Stewart “Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent” (1904)
  • 2011: Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
  • 2011: Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
  • 2015: The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
  • 2014: The Swan Silvertones “Mary Don’t You Weep” (1959)
  • 2018: Sylvester “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (1978)

T
  • 2004: Mable Wilson Tatro “The Suncook Town Tragedy” (1930)
  • 2007: Art Tatum “Sweet Lorraine” (1940)
  • 2017: The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
  • 2004: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Down by the Riverside” (1944)
  • 2016: Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” (1952)
  • 2005: Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke “Singin’ the Blues” (1927)
  • 2004: Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)

U-V
  • 2018: Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” (1958)
  • 2013: Rudy Vallee “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2018: Victor Military Band “The Memphis Blues” (1914)

W-X-Y-Z
  • 2007: T-Bone Walker “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)” (1947)
  • 2004: Fats Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
  • 2017: Clara Ward & the Ward Singers “How I Got Over” (1950)
  • 2004: Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
  • 2004: Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
  • 2007: Kitty Wells “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (1952)
  • 2015: Clarence Williams’ Blue Five “Wild Cat Blues” (2015)
  • 2004: Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues” (1949)
  • 2008: Mary Lou Williams “Night Life” (1930)
  • 2003: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “New San Antonio Rose” (1940)
  • 2008: Link Wray “Rumble” (1958)
  • 2010: Tammy Wynette “Stand by Your Man” (1968)
  • 2012: Frank Yankovic & His Yanks “Just Because” (1947)

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

National Recording Registry: Albums

Originally posted 3/23/2019.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.”

This particular page lists albums which have inducted into the Registry. Dave’s Music Database uses a broad definition of album which includes studio albums, live albums, box sets, compilations, album-length classical works, soundtracks, and cast albums.


Year of Induction: Performer/Composer/Recorder Album (Year released/years recorded)

A

B
  • 2002: Milton Babbitt (composer)/Bethany Beardslee (performer) Philomel: For Soprano (1971)
  • 2018: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Pablo Casals (performer) Cello Suites (classical, composed 1717-23, recorded 1939)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Glenn Gould (performer) Goldberg Variations (classical, composed 1741, performed 1955)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Robert Shaw Chorale (performer) Mass in B Minor (classical, composed 1733-1749, recorded 1947)
  • 2014: Joan Baez Joan Baez (1960)
  • 2009: The Band The Band (1969)
  • 2014: Sweet Emma Barrett/Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)
  • 2004: The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
  • 2003: The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • 2007: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Artur Schnabel (performer) Piano Sonatas (32) (classical, composed 1795-1822, recorded 1932-35)
  • 2005: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Modesto High School Band (performer) Egmont Overture (classical, composed 1809-10, recorded 1930)
  • 2003: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Budapest Quartet (performer): String Quartets (16) (classical, composed 1798-1826, performed 1940-50)
  • 2017: Harry Belafonte: Calypso (1956)
  • 2014: Stephen Vincent Benét (composer)/Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey (performers)/Charles Laughton (director): John Brown’s Body (poetry reading, composed 1928, performed 1953)
  • 2008: Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim (composers): West Side Story (cast album: 1957)
  • 2012: Big Brother & the Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (1968)
  • 2011: William Billings (composer)/The Gregg Smith Singers (performer): The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings (1969)
  • 2006: Eubie Blake: The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (1969)
  • 2013: Art Blakey: A Night at Birdland (Volumes 1 & 2 (1954)
  • 2005: Hector Berlioz (composer)/ Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (performer): La Damanation of Faust (The Damnation of Faust) (classical, composed 1846, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Marc Blitzstein (composer): The Cradle Will Rock (cast: 1938)
  • 2016: David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
  • 2018: Lord Benjamin Britten (composer): War Requiem (classical, composed 1962, performed 1963)
  • 2004: James Brown: Live at the Apollo Volume 1 (live, 1962)
  • 2005: Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (1959)

C
  • 2012: Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente: Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature (1957)
  • 2010: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (1969)
  • 2015: George Carlin: Class Clown (comedy, 1972)
  • 2005: Wendy Carlos: Switched-On Bach (1968)
  • 2012: Betty Carter: The Audience with Betty Carter (1980)
  • 2005: Elliott Carter (composer)/Louisville Orchestra (performer): Variations for Orchestra (composed 1955, performed 1956)
  • 2003: Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison (live, 1968)
  • 2015: Clifton Chenier: Bogalusa Boogie (1976)
  • 2004: Reverend James Cleveland: Peace Be Still (1962)
  • 2012: Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
  • 2004: John Coltrane: Giant Steps (1959)
  • 2015: John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (1965)
  • 2013: Aaron Copland (composer): Appalachian Spring (ballet, composed 1944, performed 1974)
  • 2009: Bill Cosby: I Started Out as a Child (comedy, 1964)
  • 2007: Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes (1959)
  • 2010: George Crumb (composer)/New York Strings Quartet (performer): Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) (1972)
  • 2013: Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco: Celia & Johnny (1974)

D

E
  • 2016: Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) (compilation: 1971-75, released 1976)
  • 2003: Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell: Winds in Hi-Fi (opera, 1958)
  • 2002: Duke Ellington: The Blanton-Webster Band (box set, recorded 1939-42, released 1990)
  • 2009: Bill Evans Trio: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (live, recorded 1961)

F
  • 2010: John Fahey: Blind Joe Death (1959)
  • 2003: Fania All-Stars: Live at Yankee Stadium (live, 1975)
  • 2005: Firesign Theatre: Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970)
  • 2003: Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (covers, 1956)
  • 2017: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
  • 2016: Renée Fleming: Signatures (1997)
  • 2018: Stan Freberg: Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years (comedy, 1961)

G
  • 2003: Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall (live, 1961)
  • 2003: Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On (1971)
  • 2003: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Dubose Heyward (composers): Porgy and Bess (opera, composed 1935, cast: 1942)
  • 2012: Philip Glass (composer): Einstein on the Beach (1979)
  • 2003: Benny Goodman: The Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (live, recorded 1938)
  • 2018: Dexter Gordon: Go! (1962)
  • 2003: Billy Graham: Problems of the American Home (spoken, 1954)
  • 2011: Grateful Dead: Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (live, 1977)
  • 2011: Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

H
  • 2007: Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters (1973)
  • 2004: George Friedrich Handel (composer)/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard Condie (choir director): Messiah (classical, composed 1741, performed 1958)
  • 2013: Isaac Hayes: Shaft (soundtrack, 1971)
  • 2008: Jascha Heifetz: Acoustic Recordings for Victor Records (1917-24)
  • 2005: The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? (1967)
  • 2014: Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  • 2009: Mississippi John Hurt: Today! (1966)

I
  • 2014: Indian Bottom Association: Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky (1997)
  • 2011: International Sweethearts of Rhythm: Hottest Women’s Band of the 1940s (1944-46)
  • 2003: Charles Ives (composer)/John Kirkpatrick (performer): Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord” (classical, composed and performed 1948)

J
  • 2007: Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
  • 2018: Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001)
  • 2007: Ella Jenkins: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (1966)
  • 2003: Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (compilation: 1936-37, released 1990)
  • 2016: Scott Joplin (composer)/Gunther Schuller (arranger): Treemonisha (musical, composed 1911, performed 1976)
  • 2005: Victor Jory (narrator): Tubby the Tuba (children, 1946)

K
  • 2005: Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Show Boat (stage debut: 12/27/27, cast recorded 1933)
  • 2005: B.B. King: Live at the Regal (live, recorded 1964, released 1965)
  • 2003: Carole King: Tapestry (1971)
  • 2008: King’s College Choir (performer)/Boris Ord (director): A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge (1954)
  • 2005: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (composer): The Adventures of Robin Hood (film score, 1938)

L
  • 2018: Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual (1983)
  • 2004: Tom Lehrer: Songs by Tom Lehrer (1953)
  • 2007: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe (composers): My Fair Lady (cast recording, 1956)
  • 2013: Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster (1960)
  • 2004: Frank Loesser (composer): Guys and Dolls (cast recording: 1950)
  • 2011: Love: Forever Changes (1967)
  • 2002: Lovey’s Trinidad String Band: Recordings for Columbia Records (New York City session) (1912)

M
  • 2017: Yo-Yo Ma/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)Christopher Rouse/Leon Kirchner/Richard Danielpour (composers): Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (classical, 1996)
  • 2018: Galt MacDermot/Gerome Ragni/James Rado (composers): Hair (cast recording, 1968)
  • 2015: Gustav Mahler (composer)/Vienna Philharmonic (performers)/Bruno Walter (conductor): Symphony No. 9 in D major (classical, composed 1909, performed 1938)
  • 2010: Henry Mancini: The Music from Peter Gunn (soundtrack, charted 1959)
  • 2006: Bob Marley/The Wailers: Burnin’ (1973)
  • 2014: Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (comedy, 1978)
  • 2017: Groucho Marx: An Evening with Groucho (comedy, 1972)
  • 2018: Curtis Mayfield: Superfly (soundtrack, 1972)
  • 2014: Lincoln Mayorga: Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (1968)
  • 2013: Vaughn Meader: The First Family (comedy, 1962)
  • 2015: Metallica: Master of Puppets (1986)
  • 2003: Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959)
  • 2007: Joni Mitchell: For the Roses (1972)
  • 2003: Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1947)
  • 2016: Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (1960)
  • 2011: Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly: I Can Hear It Now (radio news broadcasts, 1933-45)
  • 2003: Modest Mussorgsky (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Rafael Kubelik (conductor): Tableaux d'une Exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) (classical, composed for piano in 1874, reworked for orchestra in 1922, performed 1951)

N
  • 2009: Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger (1975)
  • 2008: New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg (performers)/students from the school of Beauvais Cathedral (composers): The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama (composed 1227-34, performed 1958)
  • 2006: Bob Newhart: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (comedy, 1960)
  • 2004: Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)
  • 2005: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
  • 2013: Larry Norman: Only Visiting This Planet (1972)
  • 2015: Alex North (composer): A Streetcar Named Desire (soundtrack, 1951)
  • 2016: N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton (1989)

O
  • 2004: Michael Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion (1960)
  • 2013: Buck Owens & His Buckaroos: Carnegie Hall Concert (live, 1966)

P-Q
  • 2010: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (composer)/Roger Wagner Chorale (performer): Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) (classical, composed 1562, performed 1951)
  • 2009: Eddie Palmieri: Azucar Pa' Ti (1965)
  • 2011: Parliament: Mothership Connection (1975)
  • 2004: Harry Partch (composer)/Gate 5 Ensemble (performer): U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip) (1946)
  • 2010: Roger Payne (producer): Songs of the Humpback Whale (nature recordings, 1970)
  • 2012: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  • 2014: Cole Porter (composer): Kiss Me, Kate (cast recording 1949)
  • 2002: Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions (archives, 1954-55)
  • 2012: Leontyne Price: A Program of Song (1959)
  • 2011: Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain (1984)
  • 2004: Sergey Prokofiev (composer)/Richard Hale (narrator)/Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)/Boston Symphony Orchestra (performer): Peter and the Wolf (1939)
  • 2016: Richard Pryor: Wanted: Live in Concert (comedy, 2016)
  • 2004: Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
  • 2002: Tito Puente: Dance Mania (1958)

R
  • 2004: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer/pianist)/Philadelphia Orchestra (performer)/Leopold Stowoski (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (classical, composed 1901, performed 1929)
  • 2016: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer)/The Robert Shaw Festival Singers (performers): Vespers (All-Night Vigil) (classical, composed 1915, performed 1990)
  • 2014: Radiohead: OK Computer (1997)
  • 2012: Ramones: Ramones (1976)
  • 2018: Ola Belle Reed Ola Belle Reed (1973)
  • 2017: Steve Reich/Richard Maxfield/Pauline Oliveros (composers): New Sounds in Electronic Music (1967)
  • 2008: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (comedy, 1961)
  • 2016: Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)
  • 2003: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Oklahoma! (cast recording, 1943)
  • 2012: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): South Pacific (cast recording, 1949)
  • 2017: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965)
  • 2016: Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956)
  • 2013: Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
  • 2017: Run-D.M.C.: Raising Hell (1986)

S
  • 2010: Mort Sahl: At Sunset (1955)
  • 2015: Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way! (1964)
  • 2015: Santana: Abraxas (1970)
  • 2015: Robert and Clara Schumann (composers)/Beaux Arts Trio (performer): Complete Piano Trios (classical, composed 1846-51, performed 1972)
  • 2003: Tony Schwartz: New York Taxi Driver (spoken, 1959)
  • 2016: Pete Seeger: We Shall Overcome (live, 1963)
  • 2014: Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites (children, 1995)
  • 2012: Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (1966)
  • 2006: Paul Simon: Graceland (1986)
  • 2002: Frank Sinatra: Songs for Young Lovers (1954)
  • 2014: Sly & the Family Stone: Stand! (1969)
  • 2016: Charlie Smalls (composer): The Wiz (cast recording, 1975)
  • 2009: Patti Smith: Horses (1975)
  • 2013: Stephen Sondheim (composer): Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (cast recording, 1979)
  • 2005: Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (10/88)
  • 2003: Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (1975)
  • 2009: The Staple Singers: Soul Folk in Action (1968)
  • 2010: Steely Dan: Aja (10/8/77)
  • 2011: Richard Strauss (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Fritz Reiner (conductor): Also Sprach Zarathustra (classical, composed 1896, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Igor Stravinsky (composer)/New York Philharmonic (performers): Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (ballet, composed 1913, performed 1940)
  • 2016: Barbra Streisand: People (1964)
  • 2009: Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim (composers): Gypsy (cast recording, 1959)
  • 2009: Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (2009)

T
  • 2016: Talking Heads…Remain in Light (1980)
  • 2004: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Vladimir Horowitz/NBC Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Arturo Toscanini (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1943)
  • 2012: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Van Cliburn (performer): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1958)
  • 2004: Virgil Thomson (composer): Four Saints in Three Acts (1947)
  • 2014: Joan Tower (composer)/Colorado Symphony Orchestra (performer)/Martin Alsop (conductor): Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman (classical, composed 1986, performed 1999)
  • 2017: Merle Travis: Folk Songs of the Hills (1946)
  • 2004: Tuskegee Institute Choir/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard P. Condie (choir director)/William L. Dawson (director): Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals (1955)

U
  • 2013: U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • 2007: United States Marine Band: Recordings for the National Cultural Center (1963)

V
  • 2005: Edgard Varèse (composer): Poeme Electronique (composed 1958)
  • 2006: Sarah Vaughan: Live in Japan (live, 1973)
  • 2006: Velvet Underground & Nico: Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
  • 2003: Antonio Vivaldi (composer)/Louis Kaufman/Concert Hall String Orchestra (performers): The Four Seasons (classical, composed 1725, performed 1947)

W
  • 2003: Richard Wagner (composer)/George Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (performers): Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (opera, composed 1848-1874, performed 1958-65)
  • 2009: Richard Wagner (composer)/Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior (performers): Tristan Und Isolde (opera, composed 1857-59, performed 1935)
  • 2012: Junior Wells with Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
  • 2008: The Who: The Who Sings My Generation (1965)
  • 2012: The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
  • 2004: John Williams (composer): Star Wars (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2005: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

X-Y-Z

Various Artists
  • 2005: various artists (performers)/ Harry Smith (compiler): Anthology of American Folk Music (box set, recorded 1923-32, released 1952)
  • 2010: various artists (Nat “King” Cole, Les Paul, Buddy Rich, et al): Jazz at the Philharmonic (live, 1944)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/Norman Granz (producer): The Jazz Scene (1949)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/David Lewiston (recorder): Music from the Morning of the World (1966)
  • 2006: various artists (Pixinguinha, Donga, Cartola, Jararaca, Ratinho and José Espinguela)/Leopold Stowowski (supervisor): Native Brazilian Music (1942)
  • 2012: various artists (Bee Gees et al): Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2018: various artists: Schoolhouse Rock!: The Box Set (children, box set: 1996)

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Top 1000 Songs of All Time

Originally posted 1/13/14. Updated 3/21/2019.

This is the granddaddy of song lists. It has been created by aggregating hundreds of best-of song lists alongside chart figures, radio and video airplay, sales data, and various honors and awards. While individual lists have idiosyncrasies because of the publiciations or institutions behind them, this list aims to represent as many genres and eras as possible in the history of recorded music. The end result will certainly have plenty to feed the haters, but should also have something for everyone.

Songs are listed in chronological order; dates in parentheses are for the song’s first chart appearance unless noted otherwise. Click on a song title to see its DMDB page with more details such as general information about the song, videos, lyrics, links to buy songs, chart stats, sales figures, and awards.

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Pre-20th Century

  1. After the Ball…George J. Gaskin (4/29/1893)
  2. Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)…Dan Quinn (9/16/1893)
  3. The Band Played On…Dan Quinn (8/24/1895)
  4. The Stars and Stripes Forever…John Philip Sousa (7/3/1897)
  5. On the Banks of the Wabash…George J. Gaskin (11/6/1897)
  6. Hello Ma Baby…Arthur Collins (4/15/1899)

    1900

  7. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Vess Ossman (1/27/1900)
  8. A Bird in a Gilded Cage...Steve Porter (5/26/1900)
  9. When You Were Sweet Sixteen…George J. Gaskin (11/10/1900)
  10. Ma Blushin’ Rosie…Albert Campbell (12/29/1900)

    1901

  11. Goodbye, Dolly Gray...Big Four Quartet (3/30/1901)
  12. Tell Me, Pretty Maiden...Harry MacDonough /Grace Spencer (4/27/1901)
  13. Hello Central, Give Me Heaven...Byron Harlan (8/3/1901)

    1902

  14. Arkansaw Traveler...Len Spencer (3/1/1902)
  15. On a Sunday Afternoon...J.W. Myers (4/19/1902)
  16. Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home...Arthur Collins (7/12/1902)
  17. Under the Bamboo Tree…Arthur Collins (12/9/1902)

    1903

  18. Down Where the Wurzburger Flows...Arthur Collins /Byron Harlan (1/31/1903)
  19. In the Good Old Summertime...Haydn Quartet (2/28/1903)
  20. Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)...Harry MacDonough (7/4/1903)
  21. Mighty Like a Rose (aka "Mighty Lak a Rose")...George Alexander (12/19/1903)

    1904

  22. Bedelia...Haydn Quartet (1/9/1904)
  23. Silver Threads Among the Gold…Richard Jose (2/6/1904)
  24. Navajo…Billy Murray (3/12/1904)
  25. Blue Bell…Byron G. Harlan with Frank Stanley (5/14/1904)
  26. Toyland…Haydn Quartet with Corrine Morgan (6/11/1904)
  27. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis...Billy Murray (7/23/1904)
  28. Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)…Frank Stanley with Corrine Morgan (8/27/1904)
  29. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)...Haydn Quartet (10/15/1904)

    1905

  30. Yankee Doodle Boy...Billy Murray (2/25/1905)
  31. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree...Henry Burr (4/22/1905)
  32. The Preacher and the Bear...Arthur Collins (6/3/1905)
  33. Give My Regards to Broadway...Billy Murray (6/17/1905)
  34. In My Merry Oldsmobile...Billy Murray (10/14/1905)

    1906

  35. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie...Byron Harlan (2/3/1906)
  36. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)...Billy Murray (5/5/1906)
  37. Nobody...Bert Williams (7/14/1906)
  38. Love Me and the World Is Mine…Henry Burr (11/3/1906)l

    1907

  39. My Gal Sal...Byron Harlan (2/5/1907)
  40. School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)...Byron Harlan (5/11/1907)
  41. Maple Leaf Rag…Vess Ossman (7/7/1907)
  42. Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (LEONCAVALLO)...Enrico Caruso (8/10/1907)
  43. Harrigan...Billy Murray (9/14/1907)
  44. Auld Lang Syne…Frank Stanley (12/14/1907)

    1908

  45. The Glow-Worm...Victor Orchestra (5/16/1908)
  46. Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine…Victor Orchestra (9/12/1908)
  47. Take Me Out to the Ball Game...Haydn Quartet (10/24/1908)
  48. Sunbonnet Sue…Haydn Quartet (10/31/1908)

    1909

  49. Shine on, Harvest Moon...Harry MacDonough /Miss Walton (4/10/1909)
  50. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now...Henry Burr (9/4/1909)
  51. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet...Haydn Quartet (12/11/1909)

    1910

  52. Where the River Shannon Flows...Harry MacDonough (2/12/1910)
  53. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (3/31/1910)
  54. By the Light of the Silvery Moon...Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (4/9/1910)
  55. Casey Jones...American Quartet /Billy Murray (6/18/1910)
  56. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland…Henry Burr (11/12/1910)

    1911

  57. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (3/25/1911)
  58. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine…Ada Jones & Billy Murray (5/13/1911)
  59. I’m Falling in Love with Someone...John McCormack (6/3/1911)
  60. Some of These Days…Sophie Tucker (7/8/1911)
  61. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan (9/16/1911)
  62. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad...Peerless Quartet (9/23/1911)
  63. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Peerless Quartet (11/4/1911)
  64. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (12/11/1911)
  65. Oh, You Beautiful Doll...Billy Murray /American Quartet (12/16/1911)

    1912

  66. Moonlight Bay...American Quartet (3/9/1912)
  67. Ragtime Cowboy Joe...Bob Roberts (7/13/1912)
  68. I Love You Truly...Elsie Baker (8/31/1912)
  69. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee...Heidelberg Quintet (9/28/1912)
  70. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee...Billy Murray & Ada Jones (10/19/1912)

    1913

  71. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (2/8/1913)
  72. When I Lost You…Henry Burr (4/5/1913)
  73. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...Chauncey Olcott (6/21/1913)
  74. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)...Al Jolson (9/20/1913)
  75. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)...Chauncey Olcott (12/20/1913)

    1914

  76. By the Beautiful Sea...Heidelberg Quintet (7/18/1914)
  77. The Aba Daba Honeymoon...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (10/10/1914)
  78. Ballin’ the Jack...Prince’s Orchestra (10/17/1914)
  79. The Memphis Blues…Prince’s Orchestra (11/7/1914)

    1915

  80. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…John McCormack (1/16/1915)
  81. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny...Alma Gluck (2/20/1915)
  82. I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier...Peerless Quartet (4/17/1915)
  83. A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure, They Call It Ireland)…George MacFarlane (5/1/1915)
  84. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough /Olive Kline (11/13/1915)
  85. Keep the Home Fires Burning…James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler) (12/18/1915)

    1916

  86. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)...Henry Burr (2/12/1916)
  87. Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)…Henry Burr (6/10/1916)
  88. Pretty Baby…Billy Murray (10/7/1916)

    1917

  89. Poor Butterfly...Victor Military Band (2/17/1917)
  90. The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)...Elsie Baker (3/10/1917)
  91. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile...Knickerbocker Quartet (4/14/1917)
  92. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!...American Quartet (6/23/1917)
  93. Till the Clouds Roll By...Anna Wheaton with James Harrod (8/11/1917)
  94. Over There...American Quartet (9/29/1917)
  95. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France!...American Quartet (9/26/1917)

    1918

  96. Danny Boy (adaption of "Londonberry Air")...Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1/19/1918)
  97. Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here…Irving Kaufman & the Columbia Quartet (3/2/1918)
  98. Darktown Strutters’ Ball…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (3/39/1918)
  99. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)...Henry Burr (4/20/1918)
  100. K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)...Billy Murray (6/1/1918)
  101. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody...Al Jolson (8/10/1918)
  102. Smiles…Joseph C. Smith with Harry MacDonough (8/10/1918)
  103. Tiger Rag...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (8/17/1918)
  104. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning...Arthur Fields (10/12/1918)
  105. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows...Charles Harrison (11/8/1918)

    1919

  106. After You’ve Gone...Marion Harris (1/18/1919)
  107. Till We Meet Again...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (2/15/1919)
  108. How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree…Nora Bayes (3/15/1919)
  109. Beautiful Ohio...Henry Burr (5/17/1919)
  110. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody...John Steel (9/20/1919)
  111. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles...Ben Selvin (10/18/1919)
  112. Oh! What a Pal Was Mary...Henry Burr (1919)

    1920

  113. Dardanella...Ben Selvin (1/24/1920)
  114. Swanee...Al Jolson (5/8/1920)
  115. When My Baby Smiles at Me…Ted Lewis (5/29/1920)
  116. The Love Nest…John Steel (8/21/1920)
  117. Whispering...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (10/30/1920)
  118. The Japanese Sandman...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/13/1920)
  119. I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time...Charles Harrison (11/13/1920)
  120. Avalon...Al Jolson (11/27/1920)
  121. Wang-Wang Blues...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (12/4/1920)
  122. Crazy Blues…Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds (12/11/1920)

    1921

  123. Margie...Eddie Cantor (2/5/1921)
  124. Look for the Silver Lining...Marion Harris (4/23/1921)
  125. My Mammy...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (5/7/1921)
  126. Ain’t We Got Fun?...Van & Schenck (8/13/1921)
  127. All by Myself…Ted Lewis (9/24/1921)
  128. Say It with Music...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/21/1921)
  129. Wabash Blues...Isham Jones (12/10/1921)

    1922

  130. April Showers...Al Jolson (1/28/1922)
  131. My Man (Mon Homme)...Fanny Brice (2/11/1922)
  132. Second Hand Rose…Fanny Brice (2/18/1922)
  133. Sheik of Araby...Ray Miller & His Orchestra (5/13/1922)
  134. Stumbling...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/1/1922)
  135. I’m Just Wild about Harry…Marion Harris (10/21/1922)
  136. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean – “Positively, Mr. Gallagher?”...Ed Gallagher & Al Shean (10/28/1922)
  137. My Buddy...Henry Burr (11/4/1922)
  138. Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)...Ben Selvin (11/11/1922)
  139. Three O’Clock in the Morning...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/18/1922)
  140. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans…Peerless Quartet (12/16/1922)
  141. Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye)...Al Jolson (12/23/1922)

    1923

  142. Carolina in the Morning...Van & Schenck (1/13/1923)
  143. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers…Paul Whiteman (4/7/1923)
  144. Down Hearted Blues...Bessie Smith (6/9/1923)
  145. Yes, We Have No Bananas...Billy Jones (7/21/1923)
  146. Swingin’ Down the Lane...Isham Jones (8/4/1923)
  147. That Old Gang of Mine…Billy Murray with Ed Smalle (9/23/1923)
  148. I Cried for You…Benny Krueger (9/29/1923)

    1924

  149. Charleston...Arthur Gibbs & His Gang (1/5/1924)
  150. It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’...Wendell Hall (1/26/1924)
  151. Somebody Stole My Gal…Ted Weems Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  152. California, Here I Come...Al Jolson /Isham Jones Orchestra (5/3/1924)
  153. What’ll I Do?...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/5/1924)
  154. It Had to Be You...Isham Jones (7/19/1924)
  155. Rhapsody in Blue...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra /George Gershwin (10/18/1924)
  156. Somebody Loves Me...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/1/1924)
  157. I Want to Be Happy…Vincent Lopez (12/13/1924)

    1925

  158. All Alone…Al Jolson (1/3/1925)
  159. Tea for Two…Marion Harris (1/24/1925)
  160. Everybody Loves My Baby…Aileen Stanley (2/7/1925)
  161. I’ll See You in My Dreams...Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger (3/14/1925)
  162. The Prisoner’s Song...Vernon Dalhart (3/21/1925)
  163. Oh, Lady Be Good…Paul Whiteman (4/4/1925)
  164. St. Louis Blues…Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong (6/13/1925)
  165. Sweet Georgia Brown...Ben Bernie (6/27/1925)
  166. America the Beautiful…Louise Homer (7/11/1925)
  167. If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie...Eddie Cantor (7/18/1925)
  168. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby...Gene Austin /Billy Carpenter (8/1/1925)
  169. Manhattan...Ben Selvin (10/24/1925)

    1926

  170. Who?...George Olsen and His Orchestra (1/30/1926)
  171. Sleepy Time Gal...Ben Bernie/ Arthur Fields (2/20/1926)
  172. I’m Sitting on Top of the World...Al Jolson (3/13/1926)
  173. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue...Gene Austin/ Nat Shilkret (3/27/1926)
  174. Always...George Olsen (4/24/1926)
  175. Valencia (A Song of Spain)...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra/ Franklyn Baur (6/26/1926)
  176. Bye Bye, Blackbird...Gene Austin (7/31/1926)
  177. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along…Al Jolson (9/18/1926)
  178. Baby Face...Jan Garber/ Benny Davis (9/25/1926)
  179. The Birth of the Blues...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (11/20/1926)

    1927

  180. Someone to Watch Over Me...Gertrude Lawrence (2/5/1927)
  181. Blue Skies...Ben Selvin (4/9/1927)
  182. Ain’t She Sweet...Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot (4/30/1927)
  183. Me and My Shadow...Whisperin’ Jack Smith (7/16/1927)
  184. Side by Side…Paul Whiteman with the Rhythm Boys (7/30/1927)
  185. Charmaine!...Guy Lombardo /Weston Vaughan (9/10/1927)
  186. The Best Things in Life Are Free…George Olsen with Bob Borger (10/29/1927)
  187. My Blue Heaven...Gene Austin (12/3/1927)

    1928

  188. My Melancholy Baby...Gene Austin (1/7/1928)
  189. Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)...Jimmie Rodgers (1/27/1928)
  190. The Man I Love...Marion Harris (2/3/1928)
  191. Among My Souvenirs...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (2/4/1928)
  192. Ol’ Man River...Paul Robeson (4/20/1928)
  193. Ramona...Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret and Viola Klaiss (5/19/1928)
  194. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life...Fred Waring & Tom Waring (7/21/1928)
  195. Sweet Sue, Just You...Ben Pollack with Franklyn Baur (7/28/1928)
  196. Wildwood Flower...The Carter Family (8/11/1928)
  197. West End Blues…Louis Armstrong (8/15/1928)
  198. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love...Cliff Edwards (9/15/1928)
  199. Sonny Boy...Al Jolson (10/13/1928)

    1929

  200. Love Me or Leave Me...Ruth Etting (2/2/1929)
  201. Makin’ Whoopee...Eddie Cantor (2/9/1929)
  202. Carolina Moon…Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret (2/9/1929)
  203. Honey…Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (3/30/1929)
  204. Lover, Come Back to Me...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra /Jack Fulton (4/13/1929)
  205. Louise…Maurice Chevalier (6/8/1929)
  206. Am I Blue?...Ethel Waters (7/20/1929)
  207. Singin’ in the Rain…Cliff Edwards (aka Ukulele Ike) (7/27/1929)
  208. Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me...Nick Lucas (9/28/1929)
  209. Ain’t Misbehavin’...Thomas "Fats" Waller (11/9/1929)

    1930

  210. Puttin’ on the Ritz...Harry Richman with Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (2/15/1930)
  211. What Is This Thing Called Love?...Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (2/15/1930)
  212. Happy Days Are Here Again...Ben Selvin (3/1/1930)
  213. Stein Song (University of Maine)...Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees (3/15/1930)
  214. On the Sunny Side of the Street...Ted Lewis & His Band (4/5/1930)
  215. Exactly Like You…Ruth Etting (5/3/1930)
  216. Little White Lies…Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon (8/16/1930)
  217. Three Little Words…Duke Ellington with the Rhythm Boys (10/18/1930)
  218. The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)...Don Azpiazu/ Antonio Machin (11/8/1930)
  219. Embraceable You…Red Nichols with Dick Robertson (11/22/1930)
  220. I Got Rhythm...Red Nichols (12/6/1930)

    1931

  221. Mood Indigo...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2/14/1931)
  222. Love for Sale…Libby Holman (2/21/1931)
  223. Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)…Cab Calloway (3/21/1931)
  224. Dream a Little Dream of Me…Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (4/4/1931)
  225. Out of Nowhere…Bing Crosby with the Victor Young Orchestra (4/25/1931)
  226. I Found a Million-Dollar Baby in a Five-and-Ten-Cent Store…Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon (7/4/1931)
  227. Sweet and Lovely…Gus Arnheim with Donald Novis (7/25/1931)
  228. Goodnight, Sweetheart…Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (10/17/1931)

    1932

  229. Dinah…Bing Crosby with the Mills Brothers (1/9/1932)
  230. Paradise…Leo Reisman with Frances Maddux (1/23/1932)
  231. All of Me...Louis Armstrong (2/20/1932)
  232. It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing…Duke Ellington (2/27/1932)
  233. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town...Ted Lewis & His Band (6/4/1932)
  234. How Deep Is the Ocean?...Guy Lombardo /Carmen Lombardo (10/29/1932)
  235. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?...Rudy Vallee (11/26/1932)
  236. Night and Day...Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra (12/17/1932)
  237. Willow Weep for Me…Paul Whiteman with Irene Taylor (12/17/1932)

    1933

  238. Forty-Second (42nd) Street...Don Bestor /Dudley Mecum (3/18/1933)
  239. Lover…Paul Whiteman/ Jack Fulton (4/22/1933)
  240. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)...Ethel Waters (5/20/1933)
  241. Sophisticated Lady...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5/27/1933)
  242. Lazy Bones…Ted Lewis (7/15/1933)
  243. The Last Round-Up...George Olsen /Joe Morrison (7/29/1933)
  244. The Old Spinning Wheel…Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (10/21/1933)
  245. Yesterdays…Leo Reisman with Frank Luther (11/25/1933)
  246. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes…Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence (12/9/1933)

    1934

  247. Let’s Fall in Love…Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood (2/10/1934)
  248. I’ll String Along with You…Ted Fio Rito with Muzzy Marcellino (5/12/1934)
  249. The Very Thought of You...Ray Noble Orchestra with Al Bowlly (7/7/1934)
  250. The Continental (You Kiss While You’re Dancing)…Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (10/6/1934)
  251. Stars Fell on Alabama...Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (10/27/1934)
  252. June in January…Bing Crosby with the George Stoll Orchestra (11/24/1934)
  253. Winter Wonderland...Guy Lombardo (12/1/1934)
  254. Tumbling Tumbleweeds...Sons of the Pioneers (12/15/1934)
  255. Isle of Capri…Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (12/29/1934)

    1935

  256. Blue Moon…Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (1/5/1935)
  257. I Get a Kick Out of You…Ethel Merman (1/5/1934)
  258. Honeysuckle Rose...Thomas “Fats” Waller (2/9/1935)
  259. When I Grow Too Old to Dream…Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (2/9/1935)
  260. Lullaby of Broadway...Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (4/6/1935)
  261. Cheek to Cheek...Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman Orchestra (8/3/1935)
  262. I’m in the Mood for Love...Little Jack Little (8/17/1935)
  263. Red Sails in the Sunset…Guy & Carmen Lombardo (10/26/1935)
  264. Just One of Those Things…Richard Himber with Stuart Allen (11/30/1935)
  265. Silent Night...Bing Crosby (12/21/1935)

    1936

  266. Alone…Tommy Dorsey with Cliff Weston (1/11/1936)
  267. Goody Goody…Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (2/29/1936)
  268. These Foolish Things Remind Me of You...Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (6/27/1936)
  269. The Way You Look Tonight...Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (8/29/1936)
  270. A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)…Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (8/29/1936)
  271. Summertime…Billie Holiday (9/12/1936)
  272. Cross Road Blues…Robert Johnson (11/27/1936) **
  273. Pennies from Heaven...Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra (11/28/1936)
  274. I’ve Got You Under My Skin...Ray Noble Orchestra (12/5/1936)

    1937

  275. Marie...Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Jack Leonard (3/13/1937)
  276. Sweet Leilani...Bing Crosby /Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (4/3/1937)
  277. Too Marvelous for Words…Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra (4/3/1937)
  278. September in the Rain…Guy & Carmen Lombardo (4/10/1937)
  279. They Can’t Take That Away from Me...Fred Astaire /Johnny Green & His Orchestra (4/17/1937)
  280. Where or When…Hal Kemp with Bob Allen (5/15/1937)
  281. That Old Feeling...Shep Fields /Bob Goday (8/7/1937)
  282. One O’Clock Jump...Count Basie (9/18/1937)
  283. Once in a While…Tommy Dorsey (10/23/1937)
  284. Thanks for the Memory...Shep Fields with Bob Goday (12/25/1937)

    1938

  285. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)...The Andrews Sisters (1/1/1938)
  286. I Can’t Get Started...Bunny Berigan (1/29/1938)
  287. Whistle While You Work...Seven Dwarfs (2/12/1938)
  288. Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)…Benny Goodman (4/9/1938)
  289. A-Tisket, A-Tasket...Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra (6/18/1938)
  290. Music, Maestro, Please!…Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (6/18/1938)
  291. My Reverie…Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (8/13/1938)
  292. Begin the Beguine...Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (9/3/1938)
  293. Wabash Cannonball...Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys (11/24/1938)
  294. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby…Bing Crosby (12/3/1938)
  295. Jeepers Creepers…Al Donahue with Paula Kelly (12/10/1938)

    1939

  296. September Song...Walter Huston (1/28/1939)
  297. Deep Purple...Larry Clinton/ Bea Wain (2/4/1939)
  298. When the Saints Go Marchin In…Louis Armstrong (4/1/1939)
  299. God Bless America...Kate Smith (4/8/1939)
  300. If I Didn’t Care...The Ink Spots (4/15/1939)
  301. And the Angels Sing…Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton (4/22/1939)
  302. Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)…Will Glahe (5/6/1939)
  303. Strange Fruit...Billie Holiday (7/22/1939)
  304. Moonlight Serenade...Glenn Miller Orchestra (7/29/1939)
  305. Over the Rainbow...Judy Garland (9/9/1939)
  306. All or Nothing at All...Harry James with Frank Sinatra (9/17/1939 **, charted 6/19/1943)
  307. In the Mood...Glenn Miller Orchestra (10/7/1939)
  308. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)...Shep Fields/Hal Derwin (10/7/1939)
  309. All the Things You Are...Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra /Jack Leonard (12/16/1939)

    1940

  310. Body and Soul...Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra (1/27/1940)
  311. You Are My Sunshine...Jimmie Davis (2/4/1940) **
  312. When You Wish Upon a Star...Cliff Edwards (2/17/1940)
  313. Tuxedo Junction…Glenn Miller Orchestra (2/24/1940)
  314. The Woodpecker Song…Glenn Miller with Marion Hutton (4/6/1940)
  315. Imagination…Glenn Miller Orchestra (5/11/1940)
  316. Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread…Glenn Miller Orchestra (6/15/1940)
  317. I’ll Never Smile Again...Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (6/29/1940)
  318. Frenesi...Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (7/27/1940)
  319. Taking a Chance on Love…Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest (11/29/40) **

    1941

  320. Stardust...Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1/18/1941)
  321. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy…The Andrews Sisters (3/1/1941)
  322. There’ll Be Some Changes Made…Benny Goodman with Louise Tobim (3/1/1941)
  323. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)...Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (3/15/1941)
  324. I’ll Get by As Long As I Have You…Harry James with Dick Haymes (4/7/1941 **, charted 4/15/1944)
  325. Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)...Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (5/17/1941)
  326. Maria Elena…Jimmy Dorsey/Bob Eberly (5/17/1941)
  327. Daddy…Sammy Kaye (5/24/1941)
  328. Take the “A” Train...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (7/26/1941)
  329. Chattanooga Choo Choo...Glenn Miller Orchestra /Tex Beneke/The Four Modernaires (9/13/1941)
  330. God Bless the Child…Billie Holiday (10/18/1941)
  331. Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)...Woody Herman (12/6/1941)

    1942

  332. A String of Pearls…Glenn Miller Orchestra (1/3/1942)
  333. For Me and My Gal…Judy Garland with Gene Kelly (1/24/1942)
  334. Moonlight Cocktail…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (2/7/1942)
  335. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me...Glenn Miller Orchestra with Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke, & The Modernaires (4/11/1942)
  336. Tangerine…The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (4/18/1942)
  337. Sleepy Lagoon…Harry James (4/18/1942)
  338. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle...Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Julie Conway (7/4/1942)
  339. I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Tex Beneke & Marion Hutton (8/1/1942)
  340. White Christmas...Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (10/3/1942)
  341. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition ...Kay Kyser with Glee Club (10/17/1942)
  342. Paper Doll...Mills Brothers (10/24/1942)
  343. There Are Such Things…Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (11/7/1942)
  344. I Had the Craziest Dream…Harry James with Helen Forrest (11/21/1942)
  345. As Time Goes By…Dooley Wilson (11/26/1942)

    1943

  346. I’ve Heard That Song Before...Harry James with Helen Forrest (1/16/1943)
  347. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To…Dinah Shore (1/23/1943)
  348. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament)...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1/23/1943)
  349. That Old Black Magic...Glenn Miller Orchestra /Skip Nelson (2/20/1943)
  350. Pistol Packin’ Mama...Al Dexter & His Troopers (6/19/1943)
  351. You’ll Never Know...Dick Haymes with The Song Spinners (7/10/1943)
  352. Sunday, Monday or Always...Bing Crosby /Ken Darby Singers (8/21/1943)
  353. People Will Say We’re in Love…Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  354. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning…Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  355. I’ll Be Home for Christmas…Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra (12/4/1943)
  356. Shoo-Shoo Baby…The Andrews Sisters (12/25/1943)

    1944

  357. Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)...Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen (1/1/1944)
  358. I Love You…Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (4/8/1944)
  359. I’ll Be Seeing You...Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (4/22/1944)
  360. Long Ago and Far Away ...Helen Forrest /Dick Haymes (4/22/1944)
  361. This Land Is Your Land...Woody Guthrie (4/25/1944) **
  362. Swinging on a Star...Bing Crosby /John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra/Williams Brothers Quartet (5/13/1944)
  363. You Always Hurt the One You Love…The Mills Brothers (6/3/1944)
  364. I’ll Walk Alone…Dinah Shore (7/8/1944)
  365. The Trolley Song...Judy Garland (11/18/1944)
  366. Don’t Fence Me In...Bing Crosby/Andrews Sisters (11/25/1944)

    1945

  367. Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive...Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers (1/6/1945)
  368. Rum and Coca-Cola...The Andrews Sisters (1/6/1945)
  369. I’m Beginning to See the Light…Harry James Orchestra with Kitty Kallen (1/27/1945)
  370. My Funny Valentine…Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor (2/24/1945)
  371. Sentimental Journey...Les Brown with Doris Day (3/3/1945)
  372. Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)…The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston (3/10/1945)
  373. There! I’ve Said It Again...Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (3/17/1945)
  374. Laura ...Woody Herman (4/14/1945)
  375. On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe...Johnny Mercer /The Pied Pipers (7/14/1945)
  376. If I Loved You…Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (7/28/1945)
  377. Till the End of Time...Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (8/18/1945)
  378. It’s Been a Long, Long Time...Bing Crosby /Les Brown Trio (10/13/1945)
  379. It Might As Well Be Spring...Dick Haymes (11/17/1945)
  380. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!...Monroe, Vaughn (12/22/1945)

    1946

  381. Oh! What It Seemed to Be...Frankie Carle/ Marjorie Hughes (1/26/1946)
  382. The Gypsy...The Ink Spots (5/4/1946)
  383. To Each His Own…Eddy Howard (6/29/1946)
  384. I Love You for Sentimental Reasons…Nat “King” Cole Trio (10/9/1946)
  385. The Christmas Song...Nat “King” Cole (11/23/1946)

    1947

  386. Heartaches...Ted Weems /Elmo Tanner (3/1/1947)
  387. Peg O’ My Heart...The Harmonicats (4/26/1947)
  388. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette...Tex Williams (7/5/1947)
  389. Near You...Francis Craig with Bob Lamm (8/9/1947)
  390. Ballerina...Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (11/8/1947)
  391. Round Midnight…Thelonious Monk (11/21/1947) **
  392. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town…Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (12/27/1947)

    1948

  393. Manana Is Soon Enough for Me...Peggy Lee (1/24/1948)
  394. I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover...Art Mooney (1/24/1948)
  395. Move on Up a Little Higher…Mahalia Jackson (1/24/1948)
  396. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)…Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1/31/1948)
  397. Nature Boy...Nat “King” Cole with Frank DeVol’s Orchestra (4/17/1948)
  398. Twelfth Street Rag...Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra (6/28/1948)
  399. A Tree in the Meadow…Margaret Whiting (7/14/1948)
  400. It’s Magic ...Doris Day (7/17/1948)
  401. Buttons and Bows...Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys (9/18/1948)
  402. On a Slow Boat to China…Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wood (10/23/1948)
  403. A Little Bird Told Me…Evelyn Knight (11/20/1948)
  404. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm…Les Brown (12/25/1948)

    1949

  405. Boogie Chillen’…John Lee Hooker (1/8/1949)
  406. Cruising Down the River...Blue Barron (1/29/1949)
  407. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)...Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (4/23/1949)
  408. Some Enchanted Evening...Perry Como (4/30/1949)
  409. Baby, It’s Cold Outside…Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (5/14/1949)
  410. You’re Breaking My Heart...Vic Damone (6/18/1949)
  411. That Lucky Old Sun...Frankie Laine with Judd Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Gellar’s Orchestra (8/27/1949)
  412. Slipping Around…Margaret Whiting with Jimmy Wakely (9/10/1949)
  413. I Can Dream, Can’t I?...The Andrews Sisters with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (9/24/1949)
  414. Mule Train…Frankie Laine & the Muleskinners (11/12/1949)
  415. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry...Hank Williams (11/26/1949)
  416. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer...Gene Autry (12/3/1949)

    1950

  417. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy...Red Foley (1/21/1950)
  418. The Third Man Theme...Anton Karas (1/28/1950)
  419. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered…Bill Snyder (4/22/1950)
  420. Mona Lisa...Nat “King” Cole (6/10/1950)
  421. Goodnight Irene...The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (7/1/1950)
  422. Tennessee Waltz...Patti Page (11/18/1950)

    1951

  423. Cold, Cold Heart...Hank Williams (3/17/1951)
  424. How High the Moon...Les Paul & Mary Ford (3/31/1951)
  425. Too Young...Nat “King” Cole (4/14/1951)
  426. Because of You...Tony Bennett (6/23/1951)
  427. It’s All in the Game...Tommy Edwards (9/15/1951)
  428. Cry...Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads (11/24/1951)

    1952

  429. Wheel of Fortune...Kay Starr (2/16/1952)
  430. Tenderly…Rosemary Clooney (3/1/1952)
  431. Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart…Vera Lynn (6/14/1952)
  432. You Belong to Me...Jo Stafford (8/9/1952)

    1953

  433. The Doggie in the Window...Patti Page (1/31/1953)
  434. Your Cheatin’ Heart...Hank Williams (2/21/1953)
  435. Where Is Your Heart (Song from "Moulin Rouge")...Percy Faith /Felicia Sanders (4/4/1953)
  436. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)...Les Paul /Mary Ford (6/20/1953)
  437. Crying in the Chapel...The Orioles (8/22/1953)

    1954

  438. Secret Love...Doris Day (1/9/1954)
  439. Wanted…Perry Como (3/6/1954)
  440. Little Things Mean a Lot...Kitty Kallen (4/17/1954)
  441. Shake, Rattle and Roll...Big Joe Turner (5/8/1954)
  442. We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock...Bill Haley & His Comets (5/10/1954)
  443. Sh-Boom...The Chords (7/3/1954)
  444. Hey There…Rosemary Clooney (7/17/1954)
  445. That’s All Right, Mama...Elvis Presley (released 7/31/1954)
  446. Mr. Sandman...The Chordettes (10/30/1954)
  447. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)...The Penguins (12/25/1954)
  448. Misty…Erroll Garner Trio (10/23/1954)
  449. Sincerely…The McGuire Sisters (12/20/54)

    1955

  450. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White...Perez "Prez" Prado (1/31/1955)
  451. The Ballad of Davy Crockett…Bill Hayes (2/14/1955)
  452. Bo Diddley…Bo Diddley (5/7/1955)
  453. Ain’t That a Shame (aka "Ain’t It a Shame")...Fats Domino (5/14/1955)
  454. The Yellow Rose of Texas...Mitch Miller Chorus (7/25/1955)
  455. Only You and You Alone...The Platters (7/30/1955)
  456. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing...The Four Aces (8/1/1955)
  457. Autumn Leaves…Roger Williams (8/1/1955)
  458. Maybellene...Chuck Berry (8/6/1955)
  459. Sixteen Tons...Tennessee Ernie Ford (11/12/1955)
  460. Tutti Frutti...Little Richard (11/26/1955)
  461. The Great Pretender...The Platters (12/17/1955)

    1956

  462. April in Paris…Count Basie (1/14/1956)
  463. Heartbreak Hotel...Elvis Presley (1/27/1956)
  464. Why Do Fools Fall in Love?...Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (2/10/1956)
  465. Blue Suede Shoes...Carl Perkins (3/3/1956)
  466. Long Tall Sally...Little Richard (4/7/1956)
  467. I Walk the Line...Johnny Cash (6/9/1956)
  468. Be-Bop-A-Lula...Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (6/15/1956)
  469. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)…Doris Day (6/22/1956)
  470. My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)…The Platters (6/29/1956)
  471. Don’t Be Cruel...Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  472. Hound Dog...Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  473. In the Still of the Nite...The Five Satins (8/25/1956)
  474. Love Me Tender...Elvis Presley (9/28/1956)
  475. Blueberry Hill...Fats Domino (9/29/1956)
  476. Singing the Blues...Guy Mitchell (10/20/1956)
  477. Young Love…Sonny James (12/22/1956)

    1957

  478. All Shook Up...Elvis Presley (3/30/1957)
  479. Love Letters in the Sand...Pat Boone (5/4/1957)
  480. Bye Bye Love...The Everly Brothers (5/13/1957)
  481. That’ll Be the Day...Buddy Holly & the Crickets (5/27/1957)
  482. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear...Elvis Presley (6/11/1957)
  483. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On...Jerry Lee Lewis (6/24/1957)
  484. Diana...Paul Anka (6/29/1957)
  485. Wake Up Little Susie...The Everly Brothers (9/16/1957)
  486. Jailhouse Rock...Elvis Presley (9/24/1957)
  487. You Send Me...Sam Cooke (10/14/1957)
  488. Peggy Sue...Buddy Holly & the Crickets (10/21/1957)
  489. At the Hop...Danny & The Juniors (11/18/1957)
  490. Great Balls of Fire...Jerry Lee Lewis (11/23/1957)

    1958

  491. Tequila...The Champs (2/17/1958)
  492. All I Have to Do Is Dream...The Everly Brothers (4/14/1958)
  493. Johnny B. Goode...Chuck Berry (4/21/1958)
  494. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)...Domenico Modugno (7/7/1958)
  495. Summertime Blues...Eddie Cochran (8/4/1958)
  496. Tom Dooley...Kingston Trio (9/29/1958)
  497. La Bamba...Ritchie Valens (11/24/1958)
  498. The Little Drummer Boy...Harry Simeone Chorale (12/22/1958)

    1959

  499. The Battle of New Orleans...Johnny Horton (4/27/1959)
  500. I Only Have Eyes for You...The Flamingos (5/4/1959)
  501. What’d I Say...Ray Charles (7/6/1959)
  502. Mack the Knife...Bobby Darin (8/24/1959)
  503. Shout (Parts 1 and 2)…The Isley Brothers (9/7/1959)
  504. El Paso...Marty Robbins (11/9/1959)

    1960

  505. Theme from “A Summer Place”…Percy Faith (1/11/1960)
  506. Cathy’s Clown...The Everly Brothers (4/18/1960)
  507. Only the Lonely...Roy Orbison (5/23/1960)
  508. It’s Now or Never...Elvis Presley (7/5/1960)
  509. The Twist...Chubby Checker (7/18/1960)
  510. Georgia on My Mind...Ray Charles (9/5/1960)
  511. Save the Last Dance for Me...The Drifters (9/5/1960)
  512. Are You Lonesome Tonight?...Elvis Presley (11/1/1960)
  513. Will You Love Me Tomorrow...The Shirelles (11/21/1960)

    1961

  514. At Last…Etta James (1/9/1961)
  515. Runaway...Del Shannon (3/6/1961)
  516. Tossin’ and Turnin’...Bobby Lewis (4/24/1961)
  517. Stand by Me...Ben E. King (5/8/1961)
  518. Crying...Roy Orbison (8/7/1961)
  519. Runaround Sue...Dion (9/18/1961)
  520. Can’t Help Falling in Love...Elvis Presley (10/1/1961)
  521. Big Bad John...Jimmy Dean (10/2/1961)
  522. Moon River...Henry Mancini /Audrey Hepburn (10/7/1961)
  523. Crazy...Patsy Cline (10/9/1961)
  524. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)...The Tokens (11/13/1961)

    1962

  525. Duke of Earl...Gene Chandler (1/8/1962)
  526. I Can’t Stop Loving You...Ray Charles (4/30/1962)
  527. The Loco-Motion...Little Eva (6/30/1962)
  528. Green Onions...Booker T. & the MG’s (8/11/1962)
  529. Sherry...The Four Seasons (8/18/1962)
  530. Big Girls Don’t Cry...The Four Seasons (10/20/1962)

    1963

  531. Louie Louie...The Kingsmen (8/8/1963)
  532. She Loves You...The Beatles (8/23/1963)
  533. Be My Baby...The Ronettes (8/31/1963)
  534. I Want to Hold Your Hand...The Beatles (12/5/1963)

    1964

  535. Hello, Dolly!...Louis Armstrong (2/15/1964)
  536. Twist and Shout...The Beatles (3/7/1964)
  537. Can’t Buy Me Love...The Beatles (3/16/1964)
  538. I Get Around...The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  539. The Girl from Ipanema...Stan Getz /Joao Gilberto (6/6/1964)
  540. Where Did Our Love Go...The Supremes (6/17/1964)
  541. The House of the Rising Sun...The Animals (6/19/1964)
  542. A Hard Day’s Night...The Beatles (7/10/1964)
  543. Dancing in the Street...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (7/31/1964)
  544. You Really Got Me...The Kinks (8/4/1964)
  545. Baby, I Need Your Loving…The Four Tops (8/15/1964)
  546. (Oh) Pretty Woman...Roy Orbison (8/29/1964)
  547. Baby Love...The Supremes (10/3/1964)
  548. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’...The Righteous Brothers (12/12/1964)
  549. My Girl...The Temptations (12/21/1964)
  550. A Change Is Gonna Come...Sam Cooke (12/22/1964)
  551. It’s a Small World After All…The Disneyland Chorus (1964)

    1965

  552. King of the Road...Roger Miller (1/30/1965)
  553. Stop! In the Name of Love...The Supremes (2/8/1965)
  554. Mr. Tambourine Man...The Byrds (5/8/1965)
  555. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)...Four Tops (5/15/1965)
  556. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction...The Rolling Stones (6/12/1965)
  557. In the Midnight Hour...Wilson Pickett (6/26/1965)
  558. Unchained Melody...The Righteous Brothers (7/10/1965)
  559. The Tracks of My Tears...The Miracles (7/10/1965)
  560. California Girls...The Beach Boys (7/12/1965)
  561. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag...James Brown (7/15/1965)
  562. Help!...The Beatles (7/19/1965)
  563. Like a Rolling Stone...Bob Dylan (7/24/1965)
  564. Yesterday...The Beatles (9/13/1965)
  565. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)...The Byrds (10/1/1965)
  566. My Generation...The Who (11/4/1965)
  567. I Got You (I Feel Good)...James Brown (11/6/1965)
  568. The Sound of Silence...Simon & Garfunkel (11/20/1965)
  569. In My Life...The Beatles (12/3/1965) ***

    1966

  570. California Dreamin’...The Mamas and the Papas (1/1/1966)
  571. When a Man Loves a Woman...Percy Sledge (4/9/1966)
  572. Paint It, Black...The Rolling Stones (5/7/1966)
  573. Strangers in the Night...Frank Sinatra (5/7/1966)
  574. River Deep, Mountain High...Ike & Tina Turner (5/28/1966)
  575. You Can’t Hurry Love...The Supremes (7/25/1966)
  576. God Only Knows...The Beach Boys (7/28/1966)
  577. Eleanor Rigby...The Beatles (8/5/1966)
  578. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)...Four Tops (9/3/1966)
  579. Good Vibrations...The Beach Boys (10/22/1966)
  580. I’m a Believer...The Monkees (12/3/1966)

    1967

  581. For What It’s Worth...Buffalo Springfield (1/14/1967)
  582. Happy Together...The Turtles (2/11/1967)
  583. Strawberry Fields Forever...The Beatles (2/13/1967)
  584. Penny Lane...The Beatles (2/13/1967)
  585. Purple Haze...The Jimi Hendrix Experience (3/17/1967)
  586. Respect...Aretha Franklin (4/10/1967)
  587. Light My Fire...The Doors (4/30/1967)
  588. Waterloo Sunset...The Kinks (5/5/1967)
  589. A Whiter Shade of Pale...Procol Harum (5/25/1967)
  590. A Day in the Life...The Beatles (6/2/1967) ***
  591. Brown-Eyed Girl...Van Morrison (6/24/1967)
  592. White Rabbit...Jefferson Airplane (6/24/1967)
  593. All You Need Is Love...The Beatles (7/7/1967)
  594. Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher...Jackie Wilson (8/5/1967)
  595. The Letter...The Box Tops (8/12/1967)
  596. What a Wonderful World...Louis Armstrong (10/14/1967)
  597. Nights in White Satin...The Moody Blues (11/10/1967)
  598. Daydream Believer...The Monkees (11/11/1967)
  599. Love Is Blue…Paul Mauriat (12/16/1967)

    1968

  600. Sunshine of Your Love...Cream (1/6/1968)
  601. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay...Otis Redding (1/8/1968)
  602. Honey...Bobby Goldsboro (3/23/1968)
  603. Mrs. Robinson...Simon & Garfunkel (4/27/1968)
  604. Jumpin’ Jack Flash...The Rolling Stones (5/24/1968)
  605. Born to Be Wild...Steppenwolf (7/13/1968)
  606. Hey Jude...The Beatles (8/26/1968)
  607. All Along the Watchtower...The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9/14/1968)
  608. I Heard It Through the Grapevine...Marvin Gaye (11/16/1968)
  609. Everyday People...Sly & The Family Stone (11/30/1968)
  610. Sympathy for the Devil...The Rolling Stones (12/14/1968) ***

    1969

  611. Proud Mary...Creedence Clearwater Revival (1/18/1969)
  612. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In...The Fifth Dimension (3/8/1969)
  613. My Way...Frank Sinatra (3/22/1969)
  614. Get Back...The Beatles /Billy Preston (4/11/1969)
  615. Bad Moon Rising...Creedence Clearwater Revival (5/3/1969)
  616. Honky Tonk Women...The Rolling Stones (7/4/1969)
  617. Space Oddity...David Bowie (7/11/1969)
  618. Sugar, Sugar...The Archies (7/19/1969)
  619. Suspicious Minds...Elvis Presley (8/26/1969)
  620. Something...The Beatles (10/6/1969)
  621. Come Together...The Beatles (10/6/1969)
  622. I Want You Back...The Jackson 5 (10/7/1969)
  623. Fortunate Son…Creedence Clearwater Revival (10/25/1969)
  624. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head...B.J. Thomas (11/1/1969)
  625. Whole Lotta Love...Led Zeppelin (11/15/1969)
  626. Gimme Shelter…The Rolling Stones (11/28/1969) ***

    1970

  627. Bridge Over Troubled Water...Simon & Garfunkel (1/26/1970)
  628. Let It Be...The Beatles (3/6/1970)
  629. All Right Now...Free (6/6/1970)
  630. Lola...The Kinks (6/12/1970)
  631. They Long to Be Close to You ...Carpenters (6/13/1970)
  632. I’ll Be There...The Jackson 5 (8/28/1970)
  633. Paranoid...Black Sabbath (8/29/1970)
  634. Fire and Rain...James Taylor (9/12/1970)
  635. Your Song...Elton John (11/21/1970)
  636. Knock Three Times…Tony Orlando & Dawn (11/21/1970)
  637. My Sweet Lord...George Harrison (11/28/1970)

    1971

  638. Just My Imagination Running Away with Me...The Temptations (1/14/1971)
  639. What’s Going On...Marvin Gaye (1/17/1971)
  640. Joy to the World...Three Dog Night (3/6/1971)
  641. Layla...Derek & The Dominos (3/20/1971)
  642. Brown Sugar...The Rolling Stones (4/16/1971)
  643. It’s Too Late...Carole King (5/8/1971)
  644. Won’t Get Fooled Again...The Who (6/25/1971)
  645. Maggie May...Rod Stewart (7/17/1971)
  646. Imagine...John Lennon (10/11/1971)
  647. Theme from ‘Shaft’...Isaac Hayes (10/16/1971)
  648. Stairway to Heaven...Led Zeppelin (11/8/1971) ***
  649. American Pie...Don McLean (11/27/1971)
  650. Let’s Stay Together...Al Green (11/27/1971)
  651. Without You...Harry Nilsson (12/11/1971)

    1972

  652. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face...Roberta Flack (3/4/1972)
  653. Alone Again (Naturally)...Gilbert O’Sullivan (3/4/1972)
  654. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone...The Temptations (9/28/1972)
  655. Crocodile Rock...Elton John (11/4/1972)
  656. Walk on the Wild Side...Lou Reed (11/8/1972)
  657. Superstition...Stevie Wonder (11/11/1972)
  658. You’re So Vain...Carly Simon (12/2/1972)

    1973

  659. Killing Me Softly with His Song...Roberta Flack (1/20/1973)
  660. Daniel…Elton John (1/20/1973)
  661. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree...Tony Orlando & Dawn (2/3/1973)
  662. You Are the Sunshine of My Life...Stevie Wonder (3/17/1973)
  663. Smoke on the Water...Deep Purple (5/26/1973)
  664. Let’s Get It On...Marvin Gaye (6/15/1973)
  665. Dream On...Aerosmith (6/27/1973)
  666. Angie...The Rolling Stones (8/20/1973)
  667. Midnight Train to Georgia...Gladys Knight & the Pips (8/25/1973)
  668. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road...Elton John (9/29/1973)
  669. The Way We Were...Barbra Streisand (10/20/1973)

    1974

  670. Seasons in the Sun...Terry Jacks (1/5/1974)
  671. Bennie and the Jets...Elton John (2/4/1974)
  672. Piano Man...Billy Joel (2/9/1974)
  673. Rock Your Baby...George McCrae (5/11/1974)
  674. Sweet Home Alabama...Lynyrd Skynyrd (7/21/1974)
  675. I Honestly Love You...Olivia Newton-John (8/3/1974)
  676. Kung Fu Fighting (10/12/1974)
  677. Free Bird...Lynyrd Skynyrd (11/16/1974)

    1975

  678. Love Will Keep Us Together...Captain & Tennille (4/5/1975)
  679. The Hustle…Van McCoy (4/19/1975)
  680. I’m Not in Love...10cc (5/10/1975)
  681. Rhinestone Cowboy...Glen Campbell (5/31/1975)
  682. Born to Run...Bruce Springsteen (8/25/1975)
  683. No Woman, No Cry...Bob Marley & the Wailers (9/27/1975)
  684. Bohemian Rhapsody...Queen (11/8/1975)

    1976

  685. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) ...Rod Stewart (6/5/1976)
  686. Play That Funky Music...Wild Cherry (6/19/1976)
  687. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart…Elton John with Kiki Dee (7/3/1976)
  688. Dancing Queen...Abba (8/16/1976)
  689. More Than a Feeling...Boston (9/11/1976)
  690. Anarchy in the U.K....Sex Pistols (11/27/1976)

    1977

  691. Go Your Own Way...Fleetwood Mac (1/1/1977)
  692. Hotel California...Eagles (2/26/1977)
  693. Dreams...Fleetwood Mac (4/16/1977)
  694. I Just Want to Be Your Everything...Andy Gibb (4/23/1977)
  695. God Save the Queen...Sex Pistols (6/4/1977)
  696. I Feel Love…Donna Summer (6/4/1977)
  697. Best of My Love...The Emotions (6/11/1977)
  698. You Light Up My Life...Debby Boone (8/27/1977)
  699. Heroes...David Bowie (9/23/1977)
  700. How Deep Is Your Love...Bee Gees (9/24/1977)
  701. We Will Rock You...Queen (10/22/1977)
  702. Just the Way You Are...Billy Joel (11/12/1977)
  703. Stayin’ Alive...Bee Gees (12/10/1977)

    1978

  704. Night Fever...Bee Gees (2/3/1978)
  705. Baker Street...Gerry Rafferty (2/3/1978)
  706. You’re the One That I Want...Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (4/1/1978)
  707. Shadow Dancing...Andy Gibb (4/15/1978)
  708. Three Times a Lady...Commodores (6/17/1978)
  709. YMCA...Village People (10/21/1978)
  710. Le Freak...Chic (10/21/1978)
  711. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?...Rod Stewart (11/18/1978)
  712. I Will Survive...Gloria Gaynor (12/16/1978)

    1979

  713. Heart of Glass...Blondie (1/3/1979)
  714. Sultans of Swing...Dire Straits (2/3/1979)
  715. Old Time Rock and Roll...Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (4/7/1979)
  716. Hot Stuff...Donna Summer (4/20/1979)
  717. We Are Family…Sister Sledge (4/28/1979)
  718. Bad Girls…Donna Summer (5/26/1979)
  719. Good Times...Chic (6/16/1979)
  720. My Sharona...The Knack (6/23/1979)
  721. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough...Michael Jackson (7/10/1979)
  722. Rapper’s Delight…The Sugarhill Gang (10/13/1979)
  723. Crazy Little Thing Called Love...Queen (10/20/1979)
  724. Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)...Pretenders (11/17/1979)
  725. Another Brick in the Wall Part II...Pink Floyd (11/23/1979)
  726. London Calling...The Clash (12/7/1979)

    1980

  727. Call Me...Blondie (2/16/1980)
  728. Funkytown...Lipps Inc. (3/22/1980)
  729. The Rose...Bette Midler (3/22/1980)
  730. Comfortably Numb...Pink Floyd (6/23/1980)
  731. Love Will Tear Us Apart...Joy Division (6/28/1980)
  732. Upside Down...Diana Ross (7/12/1980)
  733. Another One Bites the Dust...Queen (8/16/1980)
  734. You Shook Me All Night Long...AC/DC (8/19/1980)
  735. Woman in Love...Barbra Streisand (9/6/1980)
  736. Lady...Kenny Rogers (10/4/1980)
  737. Celebration...Kool & the Gang (10/18/1980)
  738. Just Like Starting Over...John Lennon (11/1/1980)
  739. 9 to 5...Dolly Parton (11/29/1980)

    1981

  740. Jessie’s Girl…Rick Springfield (3/21/1981)
  741. Bette Davis Eyes...Kim Carnes (3/28/1981)
  742. Endless Love...Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (7/4/1981)
  743. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go...Soft Cell (8/1/1981)
  744. Don’t Stop Believin’…Journey (8/15/1981)
  745. Physical...Olivia Newton-John (10/3/1981)
  746. Down Under...Men at Work (10/31/1981)
  747. Centerfold…J. Geils Band (11/6/1981)
  748. Don’t You Want Me?...The Human League (11/27/1981)
  749. I Love Rock and Roll...Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (12/12/1981)

    1982

  750. Always on My Mind...Willie Nelson (3/6/1982)
  751. Ebony and Ivory...Paul McCartney/ Stevie Wonder (4/10/1982)
  752. Eye of the Tiger...Survivor (6/5/1982)
  753. Come on Eileen...Dexy’s Midnight Runners (7/3/1982)
  754. The Message...Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (7/24/1982)
  755. Up Where We Belong...Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes (8/21/1982)
  756. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?...Culture Club (9/18/1982)
  757. Sexual Healing...Marvin Gaye (10/30/1982)

    1983

  758. Billie Jean...Michael Jackson (1/2/1983)
  759. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This...Eurythmics (1/21/1983)
  760. Beat It...Michael Jackson (2/3/1983)
  761. Total Eclipse of the Heart…Bonnie Tyler (2/19/1983)
  762. Blue Monday...New Order (3/19/1983)
  763. Flashdance…What a Feeling...Irene Cara (4/2/1983)
  764. Every Breath You Take...The Police (5/13/1983)
  765. Islands in the Stream...Kenny Rogers /Dolly Parton (8/27/1983)
  766. All Night Long (All Night)...Lionel Richie (9/16/1983)
  767. Karma Chameleon...Culture Club (9/17/1983)
  768. Girls Just Want to Have Fun...Cyndi Lauper (11/6/1983)
  769. Relax...Frankie Goes to Hollywood (11/26/1983)

    1984

  770. Jump...Van Halen (1/7/1984)
  771. Time after Time...Cyndi Lauper (1/27/1984)
  772. Footloose…Kenny Loggins (1/28/1984)
  773. Hello...Lionel Richie (2/25/1984)
  774. Dancing in the Dark...Bruce Springsteen (5/3/1984)
  775. When Doves Cry...Prince (5/16/1984)
  776. What’s Love Got to Do with It?...Tina Turner (5/19/1984)
  777. Careless Whisper...George Michael (7/24/1984)
  778. I Just Called to Say I Love You...Stevie Wonder (8/18/1984)
  779. Pride (In the Name of Love)...U2 (9/4/1984)
  780. Purple Rain…Prince & the Revolution (9/21/1984)
  781. Like a Virgin...Madonna (11/6/1984)
  782. I Want to Know What Love Is...Foreigner (12/7/1984)
  783. Do They Know It’s Christmas?...Band Aid (12/22/1984)

    1985

  784. Don’t You (Forget About Me)…Simple Minds (2/23/1985)
  785. We Are the World...USA for Africa (3/7/1985)
  786. Everybody Wants to Rule the World...Tears for Fears (3/16/1985)
  787. Money for Nothing...Dire Straits (6/1/1985)
  788. Take on Me...Aha (7/13/1985)
  789. West End Girls…Pet Shop Boys (10/28/1985)
  790. Say You, Say Me...Lionel Richie (11/1/1985)
  791. That’s What Friends Are For...Dionne Warwick & Friends (Elton John, Gladys Knight, & Stevie Wonder) (11/9/1985)

    1986

  792. Kiss...Prince (2/15/1986)
  793. Sledgehammer...Peter Gabriel (4/26/1986)
  794. Walk This Way...Run-D.M.C. /Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry (7/4/1986)
  795. Livin’ on a Prayer...Bon Jovi (10/25/1986)

    1987

  796. With or Without You...U2 (3/14/1987)
  797. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For...U2 (3/28/1987)
  798. I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me...Whitney Houston (4/30/1987)
  799. Never Gonna Give You Up...Rick Astley (7/28/1987)
  800. I’ve Had the Time of My Life...Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (8/8/1987)
  801. Pour Some Sugar on Me…Def Leppard (9/8/1987)
  802. Welcome to the Jungle…Guns N’ Roses (9/28/1987)
  803. Faith...George Michael (10/12/1987)

    1988

  804. Fast Car...Tracy Chapman (5/7/1988)
  805. Sweet Child O’ Mine...Guns N’ Roses (6/11/1988)
  806. A Groovy Kind of Love…Phil Collins (9/3/1988)

    1989

  807. Wind Beneath My Wings (aka "Hero")...Bette Midler (2/18/1989)
  808. Like a Prayer...Madonna (2/27/1989)
  809. Love Shack…The B-52’s (8/26/1989)
  810. Another Day in Paradise...Phil Collins (11/4/1989)

    1990

  811. Nothing Compares 2 U...Sinead O’Connor (1/20/1990)
  812. Vogue...Madonna (3/20/1990)
  813. U Can’t Touch This...MC Hammer (4/7/1990)
  814. Vision of Love...Mariah Carey (6/2/1990)
  815. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (9/8/1990)

    1991

  816. Losing My Religion...R.E.M. (2/19/1991)
  817. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You...Bryan Adams (6/29/1991)
  818. Enter Sandman...Metallica (7/29/1991)
  819. Smells Like Teen Spirit...Nirvana (9/10/1991)
  820. November Rain…Guns N’ Roses (9/28/1991)
  821. Black or White…Michael Jackson (11/11/1991)

    1992

  822. One...U2 (1/4/1992)
  823. Tears in Heaven...Eric Clapton (1/11/1992)
  824. Save the Best for Last...Vanessa Williams (1/25/1992)
  825. Under the Bridge...Red Hot Chili Peppers (2/15/1992)
  826. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-a-Lot (4/11/1992)
  827. End of the Road...Boyz II Men (6/30/1992)
  828. Creep...Radiohead (9/21/1992)
  829. I Will Always Love You...Whitney Houston (11/3/1992)
  830. A Whole New World...Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (11/21/1992)

    1993

  831. Loser…Beck (3/8/1993)
  832. Everybody Hurts ...R.E.M. (4/15/1993)
  833. That’s the Way Love Goes...Janet Jackson (4/23/1993)
  834. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (7/27/1993)
  835. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)...Meat Loaf (9/5/1993)
  836. Hero...Mariah Carey (10/15/1993)
  837. The Sign...Ace of Base (12/21/1993)

    1994

  838. Streets of Philadelphia...Bruce Springsteen (2/2/1994)
  839. I Swear...All-4-One (4/15/1994)
  840. Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (5/21/1994)
  841. All I Wanna Do...Sheryl Crow (6/21/1994)
  842. Kiss from a Rose...Seal (7/18/1994)
  843. I’ll Make Love to You...Boyz II Men (8/5/1994)
  844. Live Forever ...Oasis (8/8/1994)
  845. Take a Bow…Madonna (12/6/1994)

    1995

  846. Waterfalls...TLC (5/29/1995)
  847. You Oughta Know...Alanis Morissette (6/17/1995)
  848. Gangsta’s Paradise...Coolio with L.V. (8/8/1995)
  849. Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (8/28/1995)
  850. Fantasy...Mariah Carey (9/1/1995)
  851. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)...Los Del Rio (9/2/1995)
  852. Wonderwall...Oasis (10/30/1995)
  853. One Sweet Day...Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (11/3/1995)

    1996

  854. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1/6/1996)
  855. Because You Loved Me...Celine Dion (2/20/1996)
  856. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (6/21/1996)
  857. Wannabe...Spice Girls (7/20/1996)
  858. Un-Break My Heart...Toni Braxton (10/18/1996)
  859. Don’t Speak...No Doubt (10/19/1996)
  860. I Believe I Can Fly...R. Kelly (11/8/1996)

    1997

  861. Mmmbop…Hanson (3/28/1997)
  862. I’ll Be Missing You...Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (6/14/1997)
  863. Bittersweet Symphony ...The Verve (6/16/1997)
  864. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)...Elton John (9/6/1997)
  865. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (11/8/1997)
  866. My Heart Will Go On...Celine Dion (12/8/1997)

    1998

  867. You’re Still the One...Shania Twain (1/24/1998)
  868. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (4/7/1998)
  869. The Boy Is Mine...Brandy & Monica (5/15/1998)
  870. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Aerosmith (5/29/1998)
  871. Baby One More Time...Britney Spears (10/9/1998)
  872. Believe...Cher (10/19/1998)

    1999

  873. No Scrubs...TLC (2/2/1999)
  874. Livin’ La Vida Loca...Ricky Martin (4/9/1999)
  875. Amazed...Lonestar (4/10/1999)
  876. Smooth...Santana with Rob Thomas (6/26/1999)
  877. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (8/7/1999)

    2000

  878. Kryptonite…3 Doors Down (1/11/2000)
  879. Yellow…Coldplay (6/26/2000)
  880. Music…Madonna (8/4/2000)
  881. Beautiful Day…U2 (9/9/2000)
  882. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (9/16/2000)
  883. Stan…Eminem with Dido (10/7/2000)

    2001

  884. Get Ur Freak On…Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2/17/2001)
  885. Lady Marmalade…Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (4/14/2001)
  886. Fallin’…Alicia Keys (5/5/2001)
  887. How You Remind Me…Nickelback (7/28/2001)
  888. Can’t Get You Out of My Head…Kylie Minogue (9/8/2001)

    2002

  889. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (1/19/2002)
  890. Complicated…Avril Lavigne (4/13/2002)
  891. Hot in Herre…Nelly (5/4/2002)
  892. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (7/6/2002)
  893. Lose Yourself…Eminem (10/5/2002)
  894. Clocks…Coldplay (11/30/2002)
  895. In Da Club…50 Cent (12/28/2002)

    2003

  896. Seven Nation Army…The White Stripes (3/7/2003)
  897. Crazy in Love…Beyoncé with Jay-Z (5/20/2003)
  898. Hey Ya!...OutKast (9/19/2003)
  899. Mr. Brightside…The Killers (9/29/2003)

    2004

  900. Yeah!...Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (1/3/2004)
  901. Toxic…Britney Spears (1/9/2004)
  902. Take Me Out…Franz Ferdinand (1/12/2004)
  903. Boulevard of Broken Dreams…Green Day (10/16/2004)
  904. Since U Been Gone…Kelly Clarkson (11/16/2004)

    2005

  905. Bad Day…Daniel Powter (1/9/2005)
  906. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (3/29/2005)
  907. You’re Beautiful…James Blunt (5/30/2005)
  908. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (7/5/2005)

    2006

  909. Hips Don’t Lie…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2/28/2006)
  910. Promiscuous…Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (4/25/2006)
  911. Crazy…Gnarls Barkley (4/29/2006)
  912. Apologize…One Republic with Timbaland (4/30/2006)
  913. Chasing Cars…Snow Patrol (6/3/2006)
  914. Sexyback…Justin Timberlake (7/14/2006)
  915. Irreplaceable… Beyoncé (10/23/2006)
  916. Rehab…Amy Winehouse (10/23/2006)

    2007

  917. Umbrella…Rihanna with Jay-Z (3/29/2007)
  918. Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)…Fergie (5/5/2007)
  919. No One…Alicia Keys (9/8/2007)
  920. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (10/6/2007)
  921. Bleeding Love…Leona Lewis (11/3/2007)

    2008

  922. I’m Yours…Jason Mraz (2/12/2008)
  923. Just Dance…Lady Gaga with Colby O’Donnis (4/8/2008)
  924. I Kissed a Girl…Katy Perry (5/13/2008)
  925. Viva La Vida…Coldplay (5/24/2008)
  926. Poker Face…Lady Gaga (9/23/2008)
  927. Use Somebody…Kings of Leon (10/4/2008)
  928. Love Story…Taylor Swift (9/12/2008)
  929. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)…Beyoncé (10/12/2008)
  930. You Belong with Me…Taylor Swift (11/22/2008)

    2009

  931. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (3/11/2009)
  932. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (6/16/2009)
  933. Tik Tok…Ke$ha (8/7/2009)
  934. Hey, Soul Sister…Train (8/11/2009)
  935. Need You Now…Lady Antebellum (8/24/2009)
  936. Empire State of Mind…Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (9/19/2009)
  937. Bad Romance…Lady Gaga (10/26/2009)

    2010

  938. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (5/11/2010)
  939. Love the Way You Lie…Eminem with Rihanna (7/3/2010)
  940. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (8/7/2010)
  941. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (9/11/2010)
  942. Only Girl in the World…Rihanna (9/25/2010)
  943. Grenade…Bruno Mars (10/16/2010)
  944. Firework…Katy Perry (10/26/2010)
  945. Rolling in the Deep…Adele (11/29/2010)

    2011

  946. Someone Like You…Adele (1/24/2011)
  947. Party Rock Anthem…LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (1/25/2011)
  948. Give Me Everything…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (4/10/2011)
  949. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (6/21/2011)
  950. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (7/5/2011)
  951. Can’t Hold Us…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (8/16/2001)
  952. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (9/20/2011)
  953. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (9/20/2011)
  954. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (9/22/2011)

    2012

  955. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (4/2/2012)
  956. Payphone…Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (4/16/2012)
  957. Gangnam Style…Psy (7/15/2012)
  958. Let Her Go…Passenger (7/24/2012)
  959. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (8/27/2012)
  960. Diamonds…Rihanna (9/27/2012)
  961. Locked Out of Heaven…Bruno Mars (10/1/2012)

    2013

  962. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (3/26/2013)
  963. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (4/27/2013)
  964. Royals…Lorde (6/3/2013)
  965. Counting Stars…One Republic (6/14/2013)
  966. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (6/17/2013)
  967. Roar…Katy Perry (8/10/2013)
  968. All of Me…John Legend (8/12/2013)
  969. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (9/17/2013)
  970. Rude…Magic! (10/10/2013)
  971. Happy…Pharrell Williams (11/21/2013)

    2014

  972. Fancy…Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX (2/17/2014)
  973. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (4/14/2014)
  974. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (6/2/14)
  975. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (8/18/2014)
  976. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (9/24/2014)
  977. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (10/27/2014)
  978. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (11/10/2014)

    2015

  979. Sugar…Maroon 5 (1/13/2015)
  980. See You Again …Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (3/17/2015)
  981. Stressed Out…Twenty One Pilots (5/16/2015)
  982. The Hills…The Weeknd (5/27/2015)
  983. Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (6/8/2015)
  984. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (8/28/2015)
  985. 7 Years…Lukas Graham (9/18/2015)
  986. Hello…Adele (10/23/2015)
  987. Sorry…Justin Bieber (10/25/2015)
  988. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (11/9/2015)

    2016

  989. Work…Rihanna with Drake (1/27/2016)
  990. Cheap Thrills…Sia with Sean Paul (2/11/2016)
  991. One Dance…Drake with Wizkid & Kyla (4/5/2016)
  992. Can’t Stop the Feeling!...Justin Timberlake (5/6/2016)
  993. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (7/29/2016)
  994. That’s What I Like…Bruno Mars (12/10/2016)

    2017

  995. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (1/6/2017)
  996. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (1/12/2017)
  997. Perfect…Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (3/25/2017)
  998. Havana…Camila Cabello with Young Thug (8/3/2017)
  999. Rockstar…Post Malone with 21 Savage (9/15/2017)

    2018

  1000. God’s Plan…Drake (1/19/2018)

Songs which didn’t chart are marked with one of the following notations:

* Only date known is year of release.
** Date reflects when song was recorded.
*** Date reflects release of parent album.


Honorable Mentions:

These are songs which were formerly in the DMDB 1000, but have been bumped by updates:

    1890s

  • Listen to the Mocking Bird…John Yorke Atlee (8/22/1891)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Len Spencer (8/13/1892)
  • Love’s Old Sweet Song…Thomas Bott (12/13/1892)
  • The Sidewalks of New York…Dan Quinn (2/8/1895)

    1900-1909

  • The Mansion of Aching Hearts…Harry MacDonough (9/13/1902)
  • In the Sweet Bye and Bye…Harry MacDonough with John Bieling (4/25/1903)
  • Everybody Works But Father…Billy Murray (1905)
  • My Wild Irish Rose…Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough (1/3/1907)
  • Maple Leaf Rag...U.S. Marine Band (3/16/1907)
  • The Yama Yama Man...Ada Jones /Victor Light Orchestra Co. (7/31/1909)
  • I’ve Got Rings on My Fingers…Ada Jones (11/6/1909)

    1910-1919

  • Play That Barber-Shop Chord...Bert Williams (12/24/1910)
  • Mother Machree...John McCormack (2/11/1911)
  • A Perfect Day...Cecil Fanning (9/16/1911)
  • The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1913)
  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary...American Quartet (11/28/1914)
  • Hello Frisco!...Olive Kline with Edward Hamilton (9/8/1915)
  • The Star-Spangled Banner...Prince’s Orchestra (7/22/1916)
  • For Me and My Gal...Van & Schenck (5/26/1917)
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (10/13/1917)
  • The Battle Hymn of the Republic…Charles Harrison with the Columbia Stellar Quartet (1918)
  • I’ll Say She Does...Al Jolson (8/9/1919)

    1920-1929

  • Alice Blue Gown…Edith Day (4/17/1920)
  • Rose of Washington Square…Kentucky Serenaders (6/19/1920)
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody...Marion Harris (6/4/1921)
  • Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old ‘Tucky Home...Vernon Dalhart (12/10/1921)
  • Hot Lips (He’s Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (9/2/1922)
  • St. Louis Blues...W.C. Handy (11/24/1923)
  • Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane…Fiddlin’ John Carson (12/8/1923)
  • Linger Awhile...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  • Nobody’s Sweetheart…Isham Jones (6/7/1924)
  • Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentieres)…Ernest Hare & Billy Jones (10/13/1924)
  • I Wonder What’s Become of Sally?...Al Jolson (10/18/1924)
  • Fascinating Rhythm…Cliff Edwards (4/11/1925)
  • Alabamy Bound...Blossom Seeley (5/16/1925)
  • Moonlight and Roses…John McCormack (8/29/1925)
  • Dinah...Ethel Waters (1/23/1926)
  • Show Me the Way to Go Home…Vincent Lopez (2/20/1926)
  • Black Bottom…Johnny Hamp & the Kentucky Serenaders (12/4/1926)
  • Some of These Days...Sophie Tucker/Ted Lewis (2/26/1927)
  • Singin’ the Blues…Frankie Trumbauer (with Bix Beiderbecke, 3/25/1927)
  • I Know That You Know…Nat Shilkret (4/23/1927)
  • Sometimes I’m Happy…Roger Wolfe Kahn (7/9/1927)
  • Black and Tan Fantasy…Duke Ellington (7/28/1927)
  • Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider...Red Nichols (11/12/1927)
  • In a Mist…Bix Beiderbecke (2/11/1928)
  • My Heart Stood Still…Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Al Rinker, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (3/17/1928)
  • I Wanna Be Loved by You...Helen Kane with Leonard Joy (11/17/1928)
  • Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie…Clarence “Pinetop” Smith (2/9/1929)
  • With a Song in My Heart…Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks (5/25/1929)
  • Great Day…Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (12/14/1929)

    1930-1939

  • When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain…Kate Smith (9/12/1931)
  • As Time Goes By...Rudy Vallee (9/19/1931)
  • Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day…Bing Crosby (1/16/1932)
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?...Bing Crosby (11/19/1932)
  • I’ve Got the World on a String…Cab Calloway (11/19/1932)
  • You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me…Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra (2/11/1933)
  • Shadow Waltz…Bing Crosby with the Jimmy Grier Orchestra (7/1/1933)
  • Easter Parade...Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Clifton Webb (10/28/1933)
  • Don’t Blame Me…Charles Agnew & His Stevens Hotel Orchestra with Stanley Jacobsen (1933)
  • The Carioca…Enric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore (2/24/1934)
  • Cocktails for Two...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5/5/1934)
  • Down Yonder...Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers (8/4/1934)
  • Solitude…Duke Ellington (10/27/1934)
  • You’re the Top…Paul Whiteman with Peggy Healy & John Hauser (11/24/1934)
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town...George Hall (12/22/1934)
  • Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails ...Fred Astaire/ Johnny Greer’s Orchestra (8/10/1935)
  • Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)…The Carter Family (8/24/1935)
  • You Are My Lucky Star...Eddy Duchin/ Lew Sherwood (10/19/1935)
  • The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round...Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (12/21/1935)
  • It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie… Thomas “Fats” Waller (6/27/1936)
  • Did I Remember?...Shep Fields with Charles Chester (1936)
  • Caravan…Duke Ellington (7/3/1937)
  • Our Love Is Here to Stay…Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (2/5/1938)
  • Don’t Be That Way…Benny Goodman (3/12/1938)
  • You Go to My Head…Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (7/23/1938)
  • Tea for Two...Art Tatum (8/12/1939)
  • Scatter-Brain…Frankie Masters (10/21/1939)
  • Summertime…Sidney Bechet (1939) *

    1940-1949

  • The Breeze and I...Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly (5/25/1940)
  • New San Antonio Rose…Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (11/30/40)
  • Dancing in the Dark...Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3/8/1941)
  • Walking the Floor Over You...Ernest Tubb (8/23/1941)
  • I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire…Horace Heidt/ Larry Cotton/ Donna Wood/ Don Juans (9/13/1941)
  • Brazil…Xavier Cugat (1/23/1943)
  • Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer…The Song Spinners (6/19/1943)
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right…Nat “King” Cole (4/15/1944)
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Ma Baby…Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (6/17/1944)
  • Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)…Billie Holiday (5/5/1945)
  • Caldonia Boogie...Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (5/12/1945)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone…Frank Sinatra (9/8/1945)
  • Get Your Kicks on Route 66…Nat “King” Cole (6/8/1946)
  • Come Rain or Come Shine…Margaret Whiting with the Paul Weston Orchestra (6/14/1946)
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie…Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (8/31/1946)
  • Ole Buttermilk Sky…Kay Kyser with Michael Douglas (9/21/1946)
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business…Ethen Merman (9/30/1946)
  • Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah...Johnny Mercer (12/7/1946)
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah…James Baskett (11/12/1946)
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky...Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1946) *
  • The Anniversary Song…Al Jolson (2/15/1947)
  • Linda…Ray Noble with Buddy Clark (2/15/1947)
  • That’s My Desire...Frankie Laine (3/22/1947)
  • Tenderly…Sarah Vaughan (11/15/1947)
  • Call It Stormy Monday…T-Bone Walker (1/24/1948)
  • Because…Perry Como (3/13/1948)
  • Lovesick Blues...Hank Williams (3/5/1949)
  • Forever and Ever…Russ Morgan with the Skylarks (3/19/1949)
  • A – You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song)…Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters and the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra (4/9/1949)
  • One for My Baby and One for the Road…Frank Sinatra (6/20/1949) ***
  • I Can Dream, Can’t I?...The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (9/24/1949)

    1950-1959

  • Music! Music! Music!...Teresa Brewer (2/4/1950)
  • My Foolish Heart…Gordon Jenkins Orchestra with Eileen Wilson (2/18/1950)
  • If I Knew You Were Coming I’d’ve Baked a Cake…Eileen Barton with New Yorkers (3/11/1950)
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown…Flatt & Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys (3/31/50)
  • I’m Moving On…Hank Snow (7/1/1950)
  • La Vie En Rose...Edith Piaf (10/21/1950)
  • Frosty the Snowman...Gene Autry (12/9/1950)
  • Rocket 88…Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (5/12/1951)
  • Hey, Good Lookin’...Hank Williams (7/14/1951)
  • Sin (It’s No Sin)...Eddy Howard Orchestra (9/22/1951)
  • Slow Poke...Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys with Redd Stewart (11/3/1951)
  • Lover...Peggy Lee (6/7/1952)
  • The Wild Side of Life...Hank Thompson (6/14/1952)
  • Jambalaya (On the Bayou)…Hank Williams (8/16/1952)
  • It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels...Kitty Wells (7/19/1952)
  • High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin’)...Tex Ritter (9/20/1952)
  • Why Don’t You Believe Me...Joni James (10/17/1952)
  • Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes...Perry Como with Ma & The Ramblers (12/6/1952)
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus...Jimmy Boyd (12/6/1952)
  • I Believe...Frankie Laine (2/21/1953)
  • I’m Walking Behind You...Eddie Fisher (5/3/1953)
  • That’s Amore…Dean Martin (11/14/1953)
  • Young at Heart ...Frank Sinatra (2/13/1954)
  • Hoochie Coochie Man...Muddy Waters (3/13/1954)
  • Three Coins in the Fountain...The Four Aces (5/22/1954)
  • Let Me Go Lover…Joan Weber (12/4/1954)
  • Mystery Train…Elvis Presley (7/21/1955)
  • Mannish Boy…Muddy Waters (7/30/1955)
  • Honky Tonk...Bill Doggett (8/18/1956)
  • Come Go with Me…The Dell-Vikings (2/16/1957)
  • Little Darlin’…The Diamonds (3/16/1957)
  • Searchin’...The Coasters (5/6/1957)
  • Chances Are…Johnny Mathis (9/2/1957)
  • Fever….Peggy Lee (12/21/1957)
  • Who’s Sorry Now?...Connie Francis (2/3/1958)
  • Good Golly Miss Molly…Little Richard (2/15/1958)
  • Sweet Little Sixteen...Chuck Berry (2/15/1958)
  • Twilight Time...The Platters (3/24/1958)
  • Chantilly Lace...The Big Bopper (8/4/1958)
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes...The Platters (11/17/1958)
  • Lonely Teardrops...Jackie Wilson (11/17/1958)
  • Donna…Ritchie Valens (11/24/1958)
  • The Chipmunk Song…David Seville & the Chipmunks (12/1/1958)
  • Kansas City...Wilbert Harrison (4/13/1959)
  • What a Diff’rence a Day Makes…Dinah Washington (5/9/1959)
  • There Goes My Baby…The Drifters (6/1/1959)
  • Take Five…Dave Brubeck Quartet (9/21/1959) **
  • He’ll Have to Go...Jim Reeves (12/17/1959)

    1960-1969

  • I’m Sorry...Brenda Lee (5/30/1960)
  • Blue Moon...The Marcels (3/6/1961)
  • I Fall to Pieces…Patsy Cline (4/3/1961)
  • Hit the Road Jack…Ray Charles (9/4/1961)
  • Please Mr. Postman...The Marvelettes (9/4/1961)
  • Stranger on the Shore…Mr. Acker Bilk (11/30/1961)
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco...Tony Bennett (4/14/1962)
  • Telstar…The Tornadoes (8/30/1962)
  • He’s a Rebel...The Crystals (9/8/1962)
  • Up on the Roof...The Drifters (11/3/1962)
  • Walk Like a Man...The Four Seasons (1/19/1963)
  • The Days of Wine and Roses…Henry Mancini (1/19/1963)
  • He’s So Fine...The Chiffons (2/23/1963)
  • On Broadway...The Drifters (3/16/1963)
  • Surfin’ U.S.A....The Beach Boys (3/23/1963)
  • Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)...The Crystals (4/20/1963)
  • Sukiyaki…Kyu Sakamoto (5/4/1963)
  • It’s My Party…Lesley Gore (5/4/1963)
  • Ring of Fire...Johnny Cash (6/1/1963)
  • Heat Wave...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (7/10/1963)
  • Blowin’ in the Wind...Bob Dylan (8/13/1963)
  • Sugar Shack…Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (9/21/1963)
  • My Guy...Mary Wells (3/28/1964)
  • People…Barbra Streisand (4/4/1964)
  • Walk on By...Dionne Warwick (4/16/1964)
  • Chapel of Love…The Dixie Cups (5/2/1964)
  • Don’t Worry Baby...The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  • Rag Doll…The Four Seasons (6/20/1964)
  • Under the Boardwalk...The Drifters (6/27/1964)
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy...Manfred Mann (7/18/1964)
  • Leader of the Pack…The Shangri-La’s (10/10/1964)
  • Downtown...Petula Clark (11/12/1964)
  • I Feel Fine…The Beatles (11/23/1964)
  • People Get Ready...The Impressions (2/13/1965)
  • The Times They Are A-Changin’…Bob Dylan (3/27/1965)
  • Ticket to Ride...The Beatles (4/9/1965)
  • Gloria...Them (5/1/1965)
  • I Got You Babe...Sonny & Cher (7/10/1965)
  • Get Off of My Cloud...The Rolling Stones (10/2/1965)
  • Make the World Go Away...Eddy Arnold (10/9/1965)
  • We Can Work It Out…The Beatles (12/3/1965)
  • Day Tripper...The Beatles (12/3/1965)
  • The Ballad of the Green Berets..SSgt Barry Sadler (2/5/1966)
  • Good Lovin’...The Young Rascals (3/12/1966)
  • Eight Miles High...The Byrds (4/2/1966)
  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg...The Temptations (5/3/1966)
  • Wild Thing...The Troggs (5/5/1966)
  • Summer in the City...The Lovin’ Spoonful (7/14/1966)
  • Cherish...The Association (8/27/1966)
  • 96 Tears…? & the Mysterians (8/27/1966)
  • Paperback Writer...The Beatles (6/11/1966)
  • Born Free…Roger Williams (8/27/1966)
  • You Keep Me Hangin’ On…The Supremes (10/29/1966)
  • Gimme Some Lovin’...Spencer Davis Group (11/3/1966)
  • Hey Joe…The Jimi Hendrix Experience (12/16/1966)
  • Somebody to Love...Jefferson Airplane (4/1/1967)
  • Groovin’...The Young Rascals (4/22/1967)
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You...Frankie Valli (5/13/1967)
  • Windy...The Association (5/27/1967)
  • San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)…Scott McKenzie (5/27/1967)
  • Up, Up and Away...The Fifth Dimension (6/3/1967)
  • Gentle on My Mind...Glen Campbell (7/8/1967)
  • Ode to Billie Joe...Bobbie Gentry (8/5/1967)
  • Never My Love…The Association (8/26/1967)
  • To Sir with Love...Lulu (9/2/1967)
  • Soul Man...Sam & Dave (9/9/1967)
  • You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman…Aretha Franklin (9/30/1967)
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix…Glen Campbell (10/21/1967)
  • Chain of Fools…Aretha Franklin (12/9/1967)
  • Dance to the Music…Sly & the Family Stone (2/10/1968)
  • Folsom Prison Blues (live)...Johnny Cash (6/1/1968)
  • Everybody’s Talkin’...Harry Nilsson (8/3/1968)
  • The Weight…The Band (8/18/1968)
  • Harper Valley P.T.A....Jeannie C. Riley (8/24/1968)
  • Piece of My Heart...Big Brother & The Holding Company (8/31/1968)
  • Revolution…The Beatles (9/4/1968)
  • Those Were the Days...Mary Hopkin (9/21/1968)
  • Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)...The Jimi Hendrix Experience (10/16/1968) ***
  • Wichita Lineman...Glen Campbell (11/2/1968)
  • Stand by Your Man...Tammy Wynette (11/9/1968)
  • Crimson and Clover…Tommy James & The Shondells (12/14/1968)
  • Time of the Season…The Zombies (2/8/1969)
  • The Boxer…Simon & Garfunkel (4/5/1969)
  • In the Ghetto...Elvis Presley (5/3/1969)
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want…The Rolling Stones (7/4/1969)
  • A Boy Named Sue (live)...Johnny Cash (7/26/1969)
  • Suite: Judy Blue Eyes…Crosby, Stills & Nash (10/4/1969)
  • Someday We’ll Be Together...The Supremes (11/1/1969)
  • Venus...The Shocking Blue (12/13/1969)
  • The Thrill Is Gone...B.B. King (12/27/1969)

    1970-1979

  • ABC…The Jackson 5 (3/14/1970)
  • American Woman...The Guess Who (3/21/1970)
  • Ohio…Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (6/20/1970)
  • For the Good Times...Ray Price (6/27/1970)
  • War…Edwin Starr (7/11/1970)
  • The Tears of a Clown...The Miracles (8/1/1970)
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough...Diana Ross (8/8/1970)
  • We’ve Only Just Begun...Carpenters (9/12/1970)
  • I Think I Love You…The Partridge Family (9/26/1970)
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter…Loretta Lynn (10/31/1970)
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden...Lynn Anderson (11/7/1970)
  • Help Me Make It Through the Night...Sammi Smith (1/16/1971)
  • Me and Bobby McGee...Janis Joplin (1/30/1971)
  • You’ve Got a Friend...James Taylor (5/29/1971)
  • Ain’t No Sunshine...Bill Withers (7/3/1971)
  • Riders on the Storm…The Doors (7/3/1971)
  • Bang a Gong (Get It On)…T-Rex (7/10/71)
  • Baba O’Riley...The Who (10/23/1971)
  • Family Affair...Sly & The Family Stone (11/6/1971)
  • A Horse with No Name...America (12/18/1971)
  • Changes…David Bowie (1/7/1972)
  • Heart of Gold...Neil Young (1/29/1972)
  • Tiny Dancer...Elton John (3/4/1972)
  • Oh Girl...The Chi-Lites (4/1/1972)
  • Lean on Me...Bill Withers (4/22/1972)
  • Take It Easy...Eagles (5/20/1972)
  • If You Don’t Know Me By Now...Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes (9/30/1972)
  • Behind Closed Doors...Charlie Rich (2/10/1973)
  • Life on Mars?...David Bowie (6/22/1973)
  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door…Bob Dylan (9/1/1973)
  • The Most Beautiful Girl...Charlie Rich (9/22/1973)
  • Band on the Run...Paul McCartney & Wings (4/13/1974)
  • Mandy...Barry Manilow (11/9/1974)
  • Lady Marmalade...LaBelle (12/14/1974)
  • Kashmir...Led Zeppelin (2/24/1975) ***
  • Tangled Up in Blue…Bob Dylan (3/8/1975)
  • Rock and Roll All Nite…Kiss (5/17/1975)
  • Feelings…Morris Albert (5/24/1975)
  • Thunder Road…Bruce Springsteen (8/25/1975) ***
  • I Write the Songs...Barry Manilow (11/8/1975)
  • Wish You Were Here…Pink Floyd (11/20/1975)
  • Don’t Fear the Reaper…Blue Oyster Cult (7/31/1976)
  • If You Leave Me Now...Chicago (8/7/1976)
  • Night Moves…Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (12/4/1976)
  • Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)...Barbra Streisand (12/11/1976)
  • Lucille...Kenny Rogers (1/29/1977)
  • Don’t Stop...Fleetwood Mac (4/30/1977)
  • Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue...Crystal Gayle (7/9/1977)
  • We Are the Champions...Queen (10/22/1977)
  • Yes Sir, I Can Boogie…Baccara (1977)
  • Dust in the Wind…Kansas (1/28/1978)
  • Wuthering Heights…Kate Bush (2/11/1978)
  • Rivers of Babylon…Boney M (4/29/1978)
  • Last Dance...Donna Summer (5/13/1978)
  • Miss You...The Rolling Stones (5/27/1978)
  • I Wanna Be Sedated…Ramones (10/21/1978) ***
  • The Gambler...Kenny Rogers (11/4/1978)
  • What a Fool Believes...The Doobie Brothers (1/20/1979)
  • Roxanne...The Police (2/10/1979)
  • Born to Be Alive…Patrick Hernandez (6/9/1979)
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia...Charlie Daniels Band (6/23/1979)

    1980-1989

  • He Stopped Loving Her Today...George Jones (4/12/1980)
  • Theme from “New York, New York”…Frank Sinatra (5/3/1980)
  • Back in Black...AC/DC (12/13/1980)
  • In the Air Tonight...Phil Collins (1/5/1981)
  • Once in a Lifetime...Talking Heads (2/7/1981)
  • Elvira...The Oak Ridge Boys (4/4/1981)
  • Slow Hand...The Pointer Sisters (5/30/1981)
  • Ghost Town…The Specials (6/20/1981)
  • Start Me Up...The Rolling Stones (8/14/1981)
  • Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)...Christopher Cross (8/15/1981)
  • I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)...Daryl Hall & John Oates (11/14/1981)
  • Hungry Like the Wolf...Duran Duran (5/15/1982)
  • Abracadabra...Steve Miller Band (5/29/1982)
  • Hard to Say I’m Sorry…Chicago (6/5/1982)
  • Jack and Diane…John Cougar (6/26/1982)
  • Maneater...Daryl Hall & John Oates (10/16/1982)
  • 1999…Prince (10/16/1982)
  • Little Red Corvette...Prince (2/9/1983)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday...U2 (3/11/1983)
  • Let’s Dance…David Bowie (3/17/1983)
  • Uptown Girl…Billy Joel (9/24/1983)
  • Say, Say, Say...Paul McCartney /Michael Jackson (10/15/1983)
  • This Charming Man…The Smiths (10/31/1983)
  • Thriller…Michael Jackson (11/12/1983)
  • Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)…Phil Collins (2/25/1984)
  • Two Tribes…Frankie Goes to Hollywood (6/18/1984)
  • Born in the U.S.A....Bruce Springsteen (6/23/1984)
  • How Soon Is Now?...The Smiths (8/24/1984)
  • The Boys of Summer…Don Henley (11/10/1984)
  • Into the Groove…Madonna (4/27/1985)
  • Addicted to Love...Robert Palmer (2/8/1986)
  • On My Own...Patti LaBelle/ Michael McDonald (3/22/1986)
  • Higher Love...Steve Winwood (6/14/1986)
  • Take My Breath Away…Berlin (6/21/1986)
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over…Crowded House (10/31/1986)
  • (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)…Beastie Boys (12/20/1986)
  • Forever and Ever, Amen...Randy Travis (4/25/1987)
  • Roll with It...Steve Winwood (6/11/1988)
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy...Bobby McFerrin (7/30/1988)
  • There She Goes…The La’s (10/31/1988)
  • Wild Thing…Tone Loc (12/3/1988)
  • The Living Years...Mike + the Mechanics (12/31/1988)
  • Fight the Power…Public Enemy (6/24/1989)
  • Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (9/23/1989)

    1990-1999

  • Enjoy the Silence…Depeche Mode (2/5/1990)
  • From a Distance…Bette Midler (10/6/1990)
  • Friends in Low Places...Garth Brooks (8/18/1990)
  • Unfinished Sympathy...Massive Attack (2/11/1991)
  • Wind of Change…Scorpions (4/6/1991)
  • Unforgettable…Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole (6/15/1991)
  • Beauty and the Beast...Celine Dion /Peabo Bryson (11/6/1991)
  • Jeremy...Pearl Jam (1/2/1992)
  • Jump…Kris Kross (3/28/1992)
  • Achy Breaky Heart…Billy Ray Cyrus (4/4/1992)
  • Nuthin’ But a "G" Thang...Dr. Dre /Snoop Doggy Dogg (1/23/1993)
  • Common People…Pulp (5/22/1995)
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (2/19/1996)
  • Change the World…Eric Clapton (6/22/1996)
  • No Diggity...Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (10/12/1996)
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply…Savage Garden (4/6/1997)
  • Song 2…Blur (4/7/1997)
  • Paranoid Android…Radiohead (5/26/1997)
  • How Do I Live...LeAnn Rimes (6/21/1997)
  • Good Riddance (Time of My Life)…Green Day (11/29/1997)
  • Angels…Robbie Williams (12/1/1997)
  • Ray of Light...Madonna (5/9/1998)
  • Doo Wop (That Thing)…Lauryn Hill (10/3/1998)
  • My Name Is…Eminem (12/27/1998)
  • I Want It That Way…Backstreet Boys (4/24/1999)
  • Breathe...Faith Hill (10/9/1999)
  • Say My Name…Destiny’s Child (12/4/1999)

    2000-2009

  • I Hope You Dance…Lee Ann Womack (3/25/2000)
  • Ms. Jackson…OutKast (10/28/2000)
  • Hero…Enrique Iglesias (9/14/2001)
  • Whenever, Wherever…Shakira (10/27/2001)
  • Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning…Alan Jackson (11/24/2001)
  • Without Me…Eminem (5/11/2002)
  • Don’t Know Why…Norah Jones (7/6/2002)
  • Bring Me to Life…Evanescence with Paul McCoy (1/25/2003)
  • Where Is the Love?...Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake (6/14/2003)
  • Hurt…Johnny Cash (11/1/2003)
  • Live Like You Were Dying…Tim McGraw (6/5/2004)
  • Unwritten…Natasha Bedingfield (12/25/2004)
  • Hollaback Girl…Gwen Stefani (4/2/2005)
  • Don’t Cha…The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (5/7/2005)
  • Be Without You…Mary J. Blige (6/25/2005)
  • I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor…Arctic Monkeys (10/9/2005)
  • Hung Up…Madonna (10/17/2005)
  • Before He Cheats…Carrie Underwood (2/18/2006)
  • Hey There Delilah…Plain White T’s (5/9/2006)
  • Girlfriend…Avril Lavigne (2/27/2007)
  • Stronger…Kanye West with Daft Punk (8/11/2007)
  • Love Song…Sara Bareilles (9/8/2007)
  • Lollipop…Lil’ Wayne with Static Major (3/29/2008)
  • Hot N Cold…Katy Perry (7/5/2008)

    2010-2019

  • Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (1/18/2010)
  • On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2/8/2011)
  • Sexy and I Know It…LMFAO (7/30/2011)
  • What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (9/11/2011)
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together…Taylor Swift (8/13/2012)
  • Let It Go…Idina Menzel (11/25/2013)
  • Chandelier…Sia (3/17/2014)
  • Bailando…Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona (4/28/2014)
  • Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (1/7/2015)
  • Lean On… Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (3/2/2015)
  • Work from Home…Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla $ign (2/26/2016)
  • This Is What You Came For…Calvin Harris with Rihanna (4/12/2016)
  • Starboy…The Weeknd (9/22/2016)