Sunday, April 14, 2019

Steve Sullivan: Songs of the Year, 1889-2018

Originally posted 4/14/2019.

TSORT offers an aggregate of as many as 138 charts, although the number of charts becomes more sparse the farther back they stretch. Nonetheless, the site offers a page indicating songs of the year from 1900 to 2011.

  • 2018: Brandi Carlile “The Joke”
  • 2017: Drive-By Truckers “The Perilous Night”
  • 2016: Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker”
  • 2015: Adele “Hello
  • 2014: Rosanne Cash “The Long Way Home”
  • 2013: Marc Anthony “Vivir mi Vida”
  • 2012: Adele “Skyfall”
  • 2011: Adele “Someone Like You
  • 2010: Adele “Rolling in the Deep

  • 2009: Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”
  • 2008: Duffy “Mercy”
  • 2007: Rihanna with Jay-Z “Umbrella
  • 2006: Gnarls Barkley “Crazy
  • 2005: James McMurtry “We Can’t Make It”
  • 2004: Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
  • 2003: Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake “Where Is the Love?”
  • 2002: Eminem “Lose Yourself
  • 2001: Atomic Kitten “Whole Again”
  • 2000: Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)”

  • 1999: Gary Allan “Smoke Rings in the Dark”
  • 1998: Cher “Believe”
  • 1997: Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)
  • 1996: Spice Girls “Wannabe”
  • 1995: PJ Harvey “Down by the Water”
  • 1994: Wet Wet Wet “Love Is All Around”
  • 1993: Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love But I Won’t Do That”
  • 1992: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You
  • 1991: Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
  • 1990: SinĂ©ad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U

  • 1989: Black Box “Ride on Time”
  • 1988: Tracy Chapman “Fast Car”
  • 1987: Rick Atley “Never Gonna Give You Up”
  • 1986: Robert Cray “Smoking Gun”
  • 1985: Jennifer Rush “The Power of Love”
  • 1984: Whitney Houston “The Greatest Love of All”
  • 1983: Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax”
  • 1982: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean
  • 1981: Soft Cell “Tainted Love”
  • 1980: Frank Sinatra “New York, New York (Theme from)”

  • 1979: Art Garfunkel “Bright Eyes”
  • 1978: Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want”
  • 1977: John Williams “Star Wars”
  • 1976: Eagles “Hotel California
  • 1975: Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 1974: Charles Aznavour “She”
  • 1973: Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were
  • 1972: Ray Charles “America the Beautiful”
  • 1971: John Lennon “Imagine
  • 1970: Judy Collins “Amazing Grace”

  • 1969: Frank Sinatra “My Way”
  • 1968: The Beatles “Hey Jude
  • 1967: Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World
  • 1966: Tom Jones “The Green, Green Grass of Home”
  • 1965: Frank Sinatra “It Was a Very Good Year”
  • 1964: Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema”
  • 1963: The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • 1962: Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”
  • 1961: Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River”
  • 1960: Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind

  • 1959: Johnny Mathis “Misty”
  • 1958: Frank Sinatra “Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)”
  • 1957: Nat “King” Cole “Stardust
  • 1956: Frank Sinatra “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
  • 1955: Count Basie with Joe Williams “Everyday I Have the Blues”
  • 1954: Frank Sinatra “I Get a Kick Out of You”
  • 1953: Hank Williams “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
  • 1952: Rosemary Clooney “Tenderly”
  • 1951: Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon
  • 1950: Goodnight Irene

  • 1949: Vaughn Monroe “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
  • 1948: T-Bone Walker “Call It Stormy Monday”
  • 1947: Harry Choates “Jole Blon”
  • 1946: Nat “King” Cole “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  • 1945: Les Brown with Doris Day “Sentimental Journey
  • 1944: Woody Guthrie “This Land Is Your Land
  • 1943: Lena Horne “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)
  • 1942: Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers & the John Scott Trotter Orchestra “White Christmas
  • 1941: Duke Ellington “Take the “A” Train
  • 1940: Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul

  • 1939: Glenn Miller “In the Mood
  • 1938: Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine
  • 1937: Robert Johnson “Hellhound on My Trail”
  • 1936: Billie Holiday “Summertime”
  • 1935: Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers & Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Cheek to Cheek
  • 1934: Duke Ellington “Solitude”
  • 1933: Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)
  • 1932: Bing Crosby “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
  • 1931: Duke Ellington “Mood Indigo
  • 1930: Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues

  • 1929: Louis Armstrong “Ain’t Misbehavin’”
  • 1928: Marion Harris “The Man I Love
  • 1927: Paul Robeson “Ol’ Man River
  • 1926: Bessie Smith “Lost Your Head Blues”
  • 1925: Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues
  • 1924: Paul Whiteman with George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue
  • 1923: Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues”
  • 1922: Al Jolson “April Showers
  • 1921: Eubie Blake “Sounds of Africa”
  • 1920: Paul Whiteman “Whispering

  • 1919: Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone
  • 1918: Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag
  • 1917: American Quartet “Over There
  • 1916: Billy Murray “I Love a Piano”
  • 1915: Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline (as Alice Green) “They Didn't Believe Me
  • 1914: American Quartet “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
  • 1913: Al Jolson “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
  • 1912: Heidelberg Quintet “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee”
  • 1911: Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • 1910: American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones

  • 1909: Ada Jones with Billy Murray “Shine on Harvest Moon”
  • 1908: Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • 1907: Vess Ossman “Maple Leaf Rag”
  • 1906: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)
  • 1905: Billy Murray “Yankee Doodle Boy
  • 1904: Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)
  • 1903: Haydn Quartet “In the Good Old Summertime
  • 1902: Arthur Collins “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home
  • 1901: Columbia Orchestra “Creole Belles”
  • 1900: Vess Ossman “A Coon Band Contest”

  • 1899: Vess Ossman “A Bunch of Rags”
  • 1898: Edison Male Quartet “My Old Kentucky Home”
  • 1897: John Philip Sousa “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
  • 1896: --
  • 1895: John Philip Sousa “The Washington Post March”
  • 1894: Edward M. Favor “Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)”
  • 1893: George J. Gaskin “After the Ball”
  • 1892: --
  • 1891: Voss’ 1st Regiment Band “One Minute Too Late”
  • 1890: U.S. Marine Band “The Washington Post March”

  • 1889: Issler’s Orchestra “Electric Light Quadrille”

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1 comment:

  1. I have forgotten many old songs. Now that I hear it again, I feel they are wonderful. I will download these songs to post on my ringtone website

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