Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Hits of All Time

Originally posted 7/22/2011; updated 7/14/2019.


No, this isn’t what “soft rock” means.

This post originated in 2011 when Billboard magazine celebrated the 50th anniversary of their adult contemporary charts with a list of “The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever”. They weighted the list so that the last decade’s trend toward longer stays at #1 (and longer stays on the chart) didn’t completely dominate the list. I posted a new ranking on my Facebook page that showed the biggest AC hits based solely on weeks at #1.

Still not satisfied, I went to my music database and sorted all songs to hit #1 on the adult contemporary charts. Then I sorted those songs based on total points in Dave’s Music Database. The results made for what I consider the most balanced of the three lists and acknowledging some bonafide classics which may not have had longevity at #1 or on the charts, but have had long-lasting impact. One last thing – the pics are for the top-ten ranked AC acts according to Billboard. Click on the photos for the acts DMDB music makers encyclopedia entries.

1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
3. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
4. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
5. Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
6. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
7. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
8. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
9. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
10. Adele “Hello” (2015)


Elton John

11. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
12. U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (1985)
13. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
14. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
15. Ray CharlesI Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
16. Taylor Swift…Shake It Off (2014)
17. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
18. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
19. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973)
20. Bruno Mars…Just the Way You Are (Amazing) (2010)


Neil Diamond

21. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
22. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
23. Adele “Someone Like You (2011)
24. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
25. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
26. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
27. George Michael “Careless Whisper” (1984)
28. John Legend “All of Me” (2013)
29. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
30. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)


Barbra Streisand

31. The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
32. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973)
33. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
34. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016)
35. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)
36. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
37. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010)
38. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
39. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014)
40. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)


Barry Manilow

41. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013)
42. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (1987)
43. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
44. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
45. James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (2005)
46. Harry Nilsson “Without You” (1971)
47. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961)
48. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009)
49. Daniel Powter “Bad Day” (2005)
50. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)


Kenny Rogers

51. Dionne Warwick & Friends “That’s What Friends Are For” (1985)
52. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012)
53. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
54. Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1992)
55. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)
56. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
57. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)
58. Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
59. Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (1966)
60. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” 1998)


Chicago

61. Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (1972)
62. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
63. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
64. Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again (Naturally)” (1972)
65. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
66. Taylor Swift “You Belong with Me” (2008)
67. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)
68. Carole King “It’s Too Late” (1971)
69. B.J. Thomas “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1969)
70. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)


Billy Joel

71. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
72. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (1982)
73. Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (1980)
74. Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (1970)
75. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
76. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
77. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006)
78. Cyndi Lauper “Time after Time” (1983)
79. Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)
80. Elton John & Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)


Carpenters

81. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987)
82. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
83. Roger Miller “King of the Road” (1965)
84. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
85. Taylor Swift “Love Story” (2008)
86. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream” (1983)
87. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1994)
88. Lionel Richie “Hello” (1984)
89. Jimmy Dean “Big Bad John” (1961)
90. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017)


Lionel Richie

91. Lionel Richie “Say You, Say Me” (1985)
92. Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (1992)
93. Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009)
94. Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975)
95. Lee Ann Womack “I Hope You Dance” (2000)
96. Enrique Iglesias “Hero” (2001)
97. Louis Armstrong “Hello, Dolly!” (1964)
98. Chicago “If You Leae Me Now” (1976)
99. Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1992)
100. James Taylor “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971)


Anne Murray


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The Top 1000 Songs of All Time

Originally posted 1/13/14. Updated 7/14/2019.

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. The Laughing Song…George Washington Johnson (4/4/1891)
  2. Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay…Len Spencer (1/30/1892)
  3. Love’s Old Sweet Song…Thomas Bott (12/13/1892)
  4. After the Ball…George J. Gaskin (4/29/1893)
  5. Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)…Dan Quinn (9/16/1893)
  6. The Sidewalks of New York…Dan Quinn (2/8/1895)
  7. The Band Played On…Dan Quinn (8/24/1895)
  8. The Stars and Stripes Forever…John Philip Sousa (7/3/1897)
  9. On the Banks of the Wabash…George J. Gaskin (11/6/1897)
  10. Hello Ma Baby…Arthur Collins (4/15/1899)
  11. I’d Leave My Happy Home for You…Arthur Collins (12/2/1899)

    1900

  12. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Vess Ossman (1/27/1900)
  13. A Bird in a Gilded Cage...Steve Porter (5/26/1900)
  14. Ma Tiger Lily…Arthur Collins (8/4/1900)
  15. When You Were Sweet Sixteen…George J. Gaskin (11/10/1900)
  16. Ma Blushin’ Rosie…Albert Campbell (12/29/1900)

    1901

  17. Goodbye, Dolly Gray...Big Four Quartet (3/30/1901)
  18. Tell Me, Pretty Maiden...Harry MacDonough /Grace Spencer (4/27/1901)
  19. Hello Central, Give Me Heaven...Byron Harlan (8/3/1901)
  20. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…Harry MacDonough (10/12/1901)
  21. Any Old Place I Hang My Hat Is “Home Sweet Home”…Will Denny (12/14/1901)

    1902

  22. Good Morning, Carrie…Bert Williams with George Walker (1/4/1902)
  23. Arkansaw Traveler...Len Spencer (3/1/1902)
  24. On a Sunday Afternoon...J.W. Myers (4/19/1902)
  25. Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home...Arthur Collins (7/12/1902)
  26. The Mansion of Aching Hearts…Harry MacDonough (9/13/1902)
  27. Under the Bamboo Tree…Arthur Collins (12/9/1902)
  28. Down Where the Wurzburger Flows...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (12/20/1902)

    1903

  29. Come Down, Ma Evening Star…Mina Hickman (1/17/1903)
  30. In the Good Old Summertime...Haydn Quartet (2/28/1903)
  31. In the Sweet Bye and Bye…Harry MacDonough with John Bieling (4/25/1903)
  32. Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)...Harry MacDonough (7/4/1903)
  33. Any Rags?...Arthur Collins (12/5/1903)
  34. Mighty Like a Rose (aka "Mighty Lak a Rose")...George Alexander (12/19/1903)

    1904

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

    1905

  43. Come Take a Trip in My Airship…Billy Murray (1/4/1905)
  44. Yankee Doodle Boy...Billy Murray (2/25/1905)
  45. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree...Henry Burr (4/22/1905)
  46. The Preacher and the Bear...Arthur Collins (6/3/1905)
  47. Give My Regards to Broadway...Billy Murray (6/17/1905)
  48. In My Merry Oldsmobile...Billy Murray (10/14/1905)
  49. Everybody Works But Father…Billy Murray (12/23/1905)

    1906

  50. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie...Byron Harlan (2/3/1906)
  51. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)...Billy Murray (5/5/1906)
  52. Nobody...Bert Williams (7/14/1906)
  53. The Good Old U.S.A….Byron Harlan (9/15/1906)
  54. Love Me and the World Is Mine…Henry Burr (11/3/1906)

    1907

  55. My Gal Sal...Byron Harlan (2/5/1907)
  56. School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)...Byron Harlan (5/11/1907)
  57. Maple Leaf Rag…Vess Ossman (7/7/1907)
  58. Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (LEONCAVALLO)...Enrico Caruso (8/10/1907)
  59. Harrigan...Billy Murray (9/14/1907)
  60. I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell)…Harry Lauder (11/9/1907)
  61. Auld Lang Syne…Frank Stanley (12/14/1907)

    1908

  62. As Long As the World Rolls On…Alan Turner (2/8/1908)
  63. The Glow-Worm...Victor Orchestra (5/16/1908)
  64. Are You Sincere?...Elise Stevenson (7/11/1908)
  65. Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine…Victor Orchestra (9/12/1908)
  66. Take Me Out to the Ball Game...Haydn Quartet (10/24/1908)
  67. Sunbonnet Sue…Haydn Quartet (10/31/1908)

    1909

  68. The Right Church But the Wrong Pew…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (2/6/1909)
  69. Shine on, Harvest Moon...Harry MacDonough /Miss Walton (4/10/1909)
  70. The Yama Yama Man...Ada Jones /Victor Light Orchestra Co. (7/31/1909)
  71. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now...Henry Burr (9/4/1909)
  72. I’ve Got Rings on My Fingers…Ada Jones (11/6/1909)
  73. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet...Haydn Quartet (12/11/1909)

    1910

  74. Where the River Shannon Flows...Harry MacDonough (2/12/1910)
  75. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (3/31/1910)
  76. By the Light of the Silvery Moon...Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (4/9/1910)
  77. Casey Jones...American Quartet /Billy Murray (6/18/1910)
  78. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland…Henry Burr (11/12/1910)
  79. Play That Barber-Shop Chord...Bert Williams (12/24/1910)

    1911

  80. Mother Machree...John McCormack (2/11/1911)
  81. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (3/25/1911)
  82. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine…Ada Jones & Billy Murray (5/13/1911)
  83. I’m Falling in Love with Someone...John McCormack (6/3/1911)
  84. Some of These Days…Sophie Tucker (7/8/1911)
  85. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan (9/16/1911)
  86. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad...Peerless Quartet (9/23/1911)
  87. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Peerless Quartet (11/4/1911)
  88. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (12/11/1911)
  89. Oh, You Beautiful Doll...Billy Murray /American Quartet (12/16/1911)

    1912

  90. Moonlight Bay...American Quartet (3/9/1912)
  91. That Haunting Melody...Al Jolson (3/16/1912)
  92. Ragtime Cowboy Joe...Bob Roberts (7/13/1912)
  93. I Love You Truly...Elsie Baker (8/31/1912)
  94. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee...Heidelberg Quintet (9/28/1912)
  95. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee...Billy Murray & Ada Jones (10/19/1912)

    1913

  96. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (2/8/1913)
  97. When I Lost You…Henry Burr (4/5/1913)
  98. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life...Al Jolson (5/24/1913)
  99. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...Chauncey Olcott (6/21/1913)
  100. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (6/21/1913)
  101. Last Night Was the End of the World…Henry Burr (8/16/1913)
  102. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)...Al Jolson (9/20/1913)
  103. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)...Chauncey Olcott (12/20/1913)

    1914

  104. I’m on My Way to Mandalay…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (2/14/1914)
  105. By the Beautiful Sea...Heidelberg Quintet (7/18/1914)
  106. Cohen on the Telephone…Joe Hayman (8/8/1914)
  107. The Aba Daba Honeymoon...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (10/10/1914)
  108. Ballin’ the Jack...Prince’s Orchestra (10/17/1914)
  109. The Memphis Blues…Prince’s Orchestra (11/7/1914)

    1915

  110. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…John McCormack (1/16/1915)
  111. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny...Alma Gluck (2/20/1915)
  112. I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier...Peerless Quartet (4/17/1915)
  113. A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure, They Call It Ireland)…George MacFarlane (5/1/1915)
  114. Hello Frisco!...Olive Kline (as Alice Green) with Edward Hamilton (9/8/1915)
  115. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline (11/13/1915)
  116. Keep the Home Fires Burning…James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler) (12/18/1915)

    1916

  117. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)...Henry Burr (2/12/1916)
  118. Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)…Henry Burr (6/10/1916)
  119. The Star-Spangled Banner...Prince’s Orchestra (7/22/1916)
  120. Pretty Baby…Billy Murray (10/7/1916)

    1917

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

    1918

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

    1919

  138. After You’ve Gone...Marion Harris (1/18/1919)
  139. Till We Meet Again...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (2/15/1919)
  140. How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree…Nora Bayes (3/15/1919)
  141. Beautiful Ohio...Henry Burr (5/17/1919)
  142. I’ll Say She Does...Al Jolson (8/9/1919)
  143. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody...John Steel (9/20/1919)
  144. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles...Ben Selvin (10/18/1919)
  145. Oh! What a Pal Was Mary...Henry Burr (1919)

    1920

  146. Dardanella...Ben Selvin (1/24/1920)
  147. Swanee...Al Jolson (5/8/1920)
  148. When My Baby Smiles at Me…Ted Lewis (5/29/1920)
  149. The Love Nest…John Steel (8/21/1920)
  150. Whispering...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (10/30/1920)
  151. The Japanese Sandman...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/13/1920)
  152. I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time...Charles Harrison (11/13/1920)
  153. Avalon...Al Jolson (11/27/1920)
  154. Wang-Wang Blues...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (12/4/1920)
  155. Crazy Blues…Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds (12/11/1920)

    1921

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

    1922

  163. April Showers...Al Jolson (1/28/1922)
  164. My Man (Mon Homme)...Fanny Brice (2/11/1922)
  165. Second Hand Rose…Fanny Brice (2/18/1922)
  166. Sheik of Araby...Ray Miller & His Orchestra (5/13/1922)
  167. Stumbling...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/1/1922)
  168. I’m Just Wild about Harry…Marion Harris (10/21/1922)
  169. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean – “Positively, Mr. Gallagher?”...Ed Gallagher & Al Shean (10/28/1922)
  170. My Buddy...Henry Burr (11/4/1922)
  171. Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)...Ben Selvin (11/11/1922)
  172. Three O’Clock in the Morning...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/18/1922)
  173. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans…Peerless Quartet (12/16/1922)
  174. Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye)...Al Jolson (12/23/1922)

    1923

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

    1924

  182. Charleston...Arthur Gibbs & His Gang (1/5/1924)
  183. It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’...Wendell Hall (1/26/1924)
  184. Somebody Stole My Gal…Ted Weems Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  185. Linger Awhile...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  186. California, Here I Come...Al Jolson /Isham Jones Orchestra (5/3/1924)
  187. What’ll I Do?...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/5/1924)
  188. It Had to Be You...Isham Jones (7/19/1924)
  189. Rhapsody in Blue...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra /George Gershwin (10/18/1924)
  190. Somebody Loves Me...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/1/1924)
  191. I Want to Be Happy…Vincent Lopez (12/13/1924)

    1925

  192. All Alone…Al Jolson (1/3/1925)
  193. St. Louis Blues…Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong (1/14/1925)
  194. Tea for Two…Marion Harris (1/24/1925)
  195. Everybody Loves My Baby…Aileen Stanley (2/7/1925)
  196. I’ll See You in My Dreams...Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger (3/14/1925)
  197. The Prisoner’s Song...Vernon Dalhart (3/21/1925)
  198. Oh, Lady Be Good…Paul Whiteman (4/4/1925)
  199. Sweet Georgia Brown...Ben Bernie (6/27/1925)
  200. America the Beautiful…Louise Homer (7/11/1925)
  201. If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie...Eddie Cantor (7/18/1925)
  202. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby...Gene Austin /Billy Carpenter (8/1/1925)
  203. Manhattan...Ben Selvin (10/24/1925)

    1926

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

    1927

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

    1928

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

    1929

  234. Love Me or Leave Me...Ruth Etting (2/2/1929)
  235. Makin’ Whoopee...Eddie Cantor (2/9/1929)
  236. Carolina Moon…Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret (2/9/1929)
  237. Honey…Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (3/30/1929)
  238. Lover, Come Back to Me...Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra /Jack Fulton (4/13/1929)
  239. With a Song in My Heart…Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks (5/25/1929)
  240. Louise…Maurice Chevalier (6/8/1929)
  241. Am I Blue?...Ethel Waters (7/20/1929)
  242. Singin’ in the Rain…Cliff Edwards (aka Ukulele Ike) (7/27/1929)
  243. Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me...Nick Lucas (9/28/1929)
  244. Ain’t Misbehavin’...Thomas "Fats" Waller (11/9/1929)

    1930

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

    1931

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

    1932

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

    1933

  273. You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me…Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra (2/11/1933)
  274. Forty-Second (42nd) Street...Don Bestor /Dudley Mecum (3/18/1933)
  275. Lover…Paul Whiteman/ Jack Fulton (4/22/1933)
  276. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)...Ethel Waters (5/20/1933)
  277. Sophisticated Lady...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5/27/1933)
  278. Lazy Bones…Ted Lewis (7/15/1933)
  279. The Last Round-Up...George Olsen /Joe Morrison (7/29/1933)
  280. The Old Spinning Wheel…Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (10/21/1933)
  281. Yesterdays…Leo Reisman with Frank Luther (11/25/1933)
  282. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes…Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence (12/9/1933)

    1934

  283. Let’s Fall in Love…Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood (2/10/1934)
  284. The Carioca…Enric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore (2/24/1934)
  285. I’ll String Along with You…Ted Fio Rito with Muzzy Marcellino (5/12/1934)
  286. The Very Thought of You...Ray Noble Orchestra with Al Bowlly (7/7/1934)
  287. The Continental (You Kiss While You’re Dancing)…Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (10/6/1934)
  288. Stars Fell on Alabama...Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (10/27/1934)
  289. June in January…Bing Crosby with the George Stoll Orchestra (11/24/1934)
  290. Winter Wonderland...Guy Lombardo (12/1/1934)
  291. Tumbling Tumbleweeds...Sons of the Pioneers (12/15/1934)
  292. Isle of Capri…Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (12/29/1934)

    1935

  293. I Get a Kick Out of You…Ethel Merman (1/5/1935)
  294. Blue Moon…Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (1/5/1935)
  295. Honeysuckle Rose...Thomas “Fats” Waller (2/9/1935)
  296. Lullaby of Broadway...Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (4/6/1935)
  297. Cheek to Cheek...Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman Orchestra (8/3/1935)
  298. I’m in the Mood for Love...Little Jack Little (8/17/1935)
  299. Red Sails in the Sunset…Guy & Carmen Lombardo (10/26/1935)
  300. Just One of Those Things…Richard Himber with Stuart Allen (11/30/1935)
  301. Silent Night...Bing Crosby (12/21/1935)

    1936

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

    1937

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

    1938

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

    1939

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

    1940

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

    1941

  356. Stardust...Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1/18/1941)
  357. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy…The Andrews Sisters (3/1/1941)
  358. There’ll Be Some Changes Made…Benny Goodman with Louise Tobim (3/1/1941)
  359. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)...Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (3/15/1941)
  360. I’ll Get by As Long As I Have You…Harry James with Dick Haymes (4/7/1941 **, charted 4/15/1944)
  361. Daddy…Sammy Kaye (5/24/1941)
  362. Take the “A” Train...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (7/26/1941)
  363. Chattanooga Choo Choo...Glenn Miller Orchestra /Tex Beneke/The Four Modernaires (9/13/1941)
  364. God Bless the Child…Billie Holiday (10/18/1941)
  365. Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)...Woody Herman (12/6/1941)

    1942

  366. A String of Pearls…Glenn Miller Orchestra (1/3/1942)
  367. For Me and My Gal…Judy Garland with Gene Kelly (1/24/1942)
  368. Moonlight Cocktail…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (2/7/1942)
  369. 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)
  370. Tangerine…The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (4/18/1942)
  371. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle...Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Julie Conway (7/4/1942)
  372. I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Tex Beneke & Marion Hutton (8/1/1942)
  373. White Christmas...Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (10/3/1942)
  374. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition ...Kay Kyser with Glee Club (10/17/1942)
  375. Paper Doll...Mills Brothers (10/24/1942)
  376. There Are Such Things…Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (11/7/1942)
  377. I Had the Craziest Dream…Harry James with Helen Forrest (11/21/1942)
  378. As Time Goes By…Dooley Wilson (11/26/1942)

    1943

  379. I’ve Heard That Song Before...Harry James with Helen Forrest (1/16/1943)
  380. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament)...Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1/23/1943)
  381. That Old Black Magic...Glenn Miller Orchestra /Skip Nelson (2/20/1943)
  382. Pistol Packin’ Mama...Al Dexter & His Troopers (6/19/1943)
  383. You’ll Never Know...Dick Haymes with The Song Spinners (7/10/1943)
  384. Sunday, Monday or Always...Bing Crosby /Ken Darby Singers (8/21/1943)
  385. People Will Say We’re in Love…Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  386. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning…Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  387. I’ll Be Home for Christmas…Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra (12/4/1943)
  388. Shoo-Shoo Baby…The Andrews Sisters (12/25/1943)

    1944

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

    1945

  398. Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive...Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers (1/6/1945)
  399. Rum and Coca-Cola...The Andrews Sisters (1/6/1945)
  400. Sentimental Journey...Les Brown with Doris Day (3/3/1945)
  401. Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)…The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston (3/10/1945)
  402. There! I’ve Said It Again...Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (3/17/1945)
  403. Laura ...Woody Herman (4/14/1945)
  404. On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe...Johnny Mercer /The Pied Pipers (7/14/1945)
  405. If I Loved You…Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (7/28/1945)
  406. Till the End of Time...Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (8/18/1945)
  407. It’s Been a Long, Long Time...Bing Crosby /Les Brown Trio (10/13/1945)
  408. It Might As Well Be Spring...Dick Haymes (11/17/1945)
  409. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!...Monroe, Vaughn (12/22/1945)

    1946

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

    1947

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

    1948

  422. Manana Is Soon Enough for Me...Peggy Lee (1/24/1948)
  423. I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover...Art Mooney (1/24/1948)
  424. Move on Up a Little Higher…Mahalia Jackson (1/24/1948)
  425. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)…Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1/31/1948)
  426. Nature Boy...Nat “King” Cole with Frank DeVol’s Orchestra (4/17/1948)
  427. Twelfth Street Rag...Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra (6/28/1948)
  428. A Tree in the Meadow…Margaret Whiting (7/14/1948)
  429. Buttons and Bows...Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys (9/18/1948)
  430. On a Slow Boat to China…Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wood (10/23/1948)
  431. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm…Les Brown (12/25/1948)

    1949

  432. Cruising Down the River...Blue Barron (1/29/1949)
  433. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)...Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (4/23/1949)
  434. Some Enchanted Evening...Perry Como (4/30/1949)
  435. Baby, It’s Cold Outside…Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (5/14/1949)
  436. You’re Breaking My Heart...Vic Damone (6/18/1949)
  437. That Lucky Old Sun...Frankie Laine with Judd Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Gellar’s Orchestra (8/27/1949)
  438. I Can Dream, Can’t I?...The Andrews Sisters with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (9/24/1949)
  439. Mule Train…Frankie Laine & the Muleskinners (11/12/1949)
  440. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry...Hank Williams (11/26/1949)
  441. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer...Gene Autry (12/3/1949)

    1950

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

    1951

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

    1952

  454. Wheel of Fortune...Kay Starr (2/16/1952)
  455. Tenderly…Rosemary Clooney (3/1/1952)
  456. Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart…Vera Lynn (6/14/1952)
  457. You Belong to Me...Jo Stafford (8/9/1952)
  458. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes...Perry Como with Ma & The Ramblers (12/6/1952)
  459. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus...Jimmy Boyd (12/6/1952)

    1953

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

    1954

  465. Secret Love...Doris Day (1/9/1954)
  466. Little Things Mean a Lot...Kitty Kallen (4/17/1954)
  467. Shake, Rattle and Roll...Big Joe Turner (5/8/1954)
  468. We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock...Bill Haley & His Comets (5/10/1954)
  469. Sh-Boom...The Chords (7/3/1954)
  470. Hey There…Rosemary Clooney (7/17/1954)
  471. That’s All Right, Mama...Elvis Presley (released 7/31/1954)
  472. Mr. Sandman...The Chordettes (10/30/1954)
  473. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)...The Penguins (12/25/1954)
  474. Sincerely…The McGuire Sisters (12/20/54)

    1955

  475. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White...Perez "Prez" Prado (1/31/1955)
  476. Ain’t That a Shame (aka "Ain’t It a Shame")...Fats Domino (5/14/1955)
  477. The Yellow Rose of Texas...Mitch Miller Chorus (7/25/1955)
  478. Only You and You Alone...The Platters (7/30/1955)
  479. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing...The Four Aces (8/1/1955)
  480. Maybellene...Chuck Berry (8/6/1955)
  481. Sixteen Tons...Tennessee Ernie Ford (11/12/1955)
  482. Tutti Frutti...Little Richard (11/26/1955)
  483. The Great Pretender...The Platters (12/17/1955)

    1956

  484. April in Paris…Count Basie (1/14/1956)
  485. Heartbreak Hotel...Elvis Presley (1/27/1956)
  486. Why Do Fools Fall in Love?...Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (2/10/1956)
  487. Blue Suede Shoes...Carl Perkins (3/3/1956)
  488. I Walk the Line...Johnny Cash (6/9/1956)
  489. Be-Bop-A-Lula...Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (6/15/1956)
  490. Don’t Be Cruel...Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  491. Hound Dog...Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  492. In the Still of the Nite...The Five Satins (8/25/1956)
  493. Love Me Tender...Elvis Presley (9/28/1956)
  494. Blueberry Hill...Fats Domino (9/29/1956)
  495. Singing the Blues...Guy Mitchell (10/20/1956)

    1957

  496. All Shook Up...Elvis Presley (3/30/1957)
  497. Love Letters in the Sand...Pat Boone (5/4/1957)
  498. Bye Bye Love...The Everly Brothers (5/13/1957)
  499. That’ll Be the Day...Buddy Holly & the Crickets (5/27/1957)
  500. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear...Elvis Presley (6/11/1957)
  501. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On...Jerry Lee Lewis (6/24/1957)
  502. Diana...Paul Anka (6/29/1957)
  503. Wake Up Little Susie...The Everly Brothers (9/16/1957)
  504. Jailhouse Rock...Elvis Presley (9/24/1957)
  505. You Send Me...Sam Cooke (10/14/1957)
  506. Peggy Sue...Buddy Holly & the Crickets (10/21/1957)
  507. At the Hop...Danny & The Juniors (11/18/1957)
  508. Great Balls of Fire...Jerry Lee Lewis (11/23/1957)

    1958

  509. Tequila...The Champs (2/17/1958)
  510. Johnny B. Goode...Chuck Berry (3/1958)
  511. All I Have to Do Is Dream...The Everly Brothers (4/14/1958)
  512. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)...Domenico Modugno (7/7/1958)
  513. Summertime Blues...Eddie Cochran (8/4/1958)
  514. Tom Dooley...Kingston Trio (9/29/1958)
  515. La Bamba...Ritchie Valens (11/24/1958)
  516. The Little Drummer Boy...Harry Simeone Chorale (12/22/1958)

    1959

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

    1960

  523. Theme from “A Summer Place”…Percy Faith (1/11/1960)
  524. Cathy’s Clown...The Everly Brothers (4/18/1960)
  525. Only the Lonely...Roy Orbison (5/23/1960)
  526. It’s Now or Never...Elvis Presley (7/5/1960)
  527. The Twist...Chubby Checker (7/18/1960)
  528. Georgia on My Mind...Ray Charles (9/5/1960)
  529. Save the Last Dance for Me...The Drifters (9/5/1960)
  530. Are You Lonesome Tonight?...Elvis Presley (11/1/1960)
  531. Will You Love Me Tomorrow...The Shirelles (11/21/1960)

    1961

  532. At Last…Etta James (1/9/1961)
  533. Runaway...Del Shannon (3/6/1961)
  534. Stand by Me...Ben E. King (5/8/1961)
  535. Crying...Roy Orbison (8/7/1961)
  536. Runaround Sue...Dion (9/18/1961)
  537. Can’t Help Falling in Love...Elvis Presley (10/1/1961)
  538. Big Bad John...Jimmy Dean (10/2/1961)
  539. Moon River...Henry Mancini /Audrey Hepburn (10/7/1961)
  540. Crazy...Patsy Cline (10/9/1961)
  541. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)...The Tokens (11/13/1961)

    1962

  542. I Can’t Stop Loving You...Ray Charles (4/30/1962)
  543. The Loco-Motion...Little Eva (6/30/1962)
  544. Green Onions...Booker T. & the MG’s (8/11/1962)
  545. Big Girls Don’t Cry...The Four Seasons (10/20/1962)

    1963

  546. Louie Louie...The Kingsmen (8/8/1963)
  547. Blowin’ in the Wind...Bob Dylan (8/13/1963)
  548. She Loves You...The Beatles (8/23/1963)
  549. Be My Baby...The Ronettes (8/31/1963)
  550. I Want to Hold Your Hand...The Beatles (12/5/1963)

    1964

  551. Twist and Shout...The Beatles (3/7/1964)
  552. Can’t Buy Me Love...The Beatles (3/16/1964)
  553. It’s a Small World After All…The Disneyland Chorus (4/22/1964)
  554. Where Did Our Love Go...The Supremes (6/17/1964)
  555. The House of the Rising Sun...The Animals (6/19/1964)
  556. Dancing in the Street...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (7/31/1964)
  557. You Really Got Me...The Kinks (8/4/1964)
  558. (Oh) Pretty Woman...Roy Orbison (8/29/1964)
  559. Baby Love...The Supremes (10/3/1964)
  560. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’...The Righteous Brothers (12/12/1964)
  561. My Girl...The Temptations (12/21/1964)
  562. A Change Is Gonna Come...Sam Cooke (12/22/1964)

    1965

  563. King of the Road...Roger Miller (1/30/1965)
  564. Stop! In the Name of Love...The Supremes (2/8/1965)
  565. Mr. Tambourine Man...The Byrds (5/8/1965)
  566. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction...The Rolling Stones (6/12/1965)
  567. In the Midnight Hour...Wilson Pickett (6/26/1965)
  568. Unchained Melody...The Righteous Brothers (7/10/1965)
  569. The Tracks of My Tears...The Miracles (7/10/1965)
  570. California Girls...The Beach Boys (7/12/1965)
  571. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag...James Brown (7/15/1965)
  572. Help!...The Beatles (7/19/1965)
  573. Like a Rolling Stone...Bob Dylan (7/24/1965)
  574. Yesterday...The Beatles (9/13/1965)
  575. My Generation...The Who (11/4/1965)
  576. I Got You (I Feel Good)...James Brown (11/6/1965)
  577. The Sound of Silence...Simon & Garfunkel (11/20/1965)

    1966

  578. California Dreamin’...The Mamas and the Papas (1/1/1966)
  579. When a Man Loves a Woman...Percy Sledge (4/9/1966)
  580. Paint It, Black...The Rolling Stones (5/7/1966)
  581. Strangers in the Night...Frank Sinatra (5/7/1966)
  582. River Deep, Mountain High...Ike & Tina Turner (5/28/1966)
  583. God Only Knows...The Beach Boys (7/18/1966)
  584. You Can’t Hurry Love...The Supremes (7/25/1966)
  585. Eleanor Rigby...The Beatles (8/5/1966)
  586. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)...Four Tops (9/3/1966)
  587. Good Vibrations...The Beach Boys (10/22/1966)
  588. I’m a Believer...The Monkees (12/3/1966)

    1967

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

    1968

  607. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay...Otis Redding (1/8/1968)
  608. Mrs. Robinson...Simon & Garfunkel (4/27/1968)
  609. Jumpin’ Jack Flash...The Rolling Stones (5/24/1968)
  610. Born to Be Wild...Steppenwolf (7/13/1968)
  611. Hey Jude...The Beatles (8/26/1968)
  612. All Along the Watchtower...The Jimi Hendrix Experience (9/14/1968)
  613. I Heard It Through the Grapevine...Marvin Gaye (11/16/1968)
  614. Everyday People...Sly & The Family Stone (11/30/1968)
  615. Sympathy for the Devil...The Rolling Stones (12/14/1968) ***

    1969

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

    1970

  629. Bridge Over Troubled Water...Simon & Garfunkel (1/26/1970)
  630. ABC…The Jackson 5 (2/24/1970)
  631. Let It Be...The Beatles (3/6/1970)
  632. All Right Now...Free (6/6/1970)
  633. Lola...The Kinks (6/12/1970)
  634. They Long to Be Close to You ...Carpenters (6/13/1970)
  635. I’ll Be There...The Jackson 5 (8/28/1970)
  636. Paranoid...Black Sabbath (8/29/1970)
  637. Fire and Rain...James Taylor (9/12/1970)
  638. Your Song...Elton John (11/21/1970)
  639. My Sweet Lord...George Harrison (11/28/1970)

    1971

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

    1972

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

    1973

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

    1974

  671. Seasons in the Sun...Terry Jacks (1/5/1974)
  672. Bennie and the Jets...Elton John (2/4/1974)
  673. Piano Man...Billy Joel (2/9/1974)
  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. If You Leave Me Now...Chicago (8/7/1976)
  689. Dancing Queen...Abba (8/16/1976)
  690. More Than a Feeling...Boston (9/11/1976)
  691. Anarchy in the U.K....Sex Pistols (11/27/1976)

    1977

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

    1978

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

    1979

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

    1980

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

    1981

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

    1982

  746. Always on My Mind...Willie Nelson (3/6/1982)
  747. Ebony and Ivory...Paul McCartney/ Stevie Wonder (4/10/1982)
  748. Eye of the Tiger...Survivor (6/5/1982)
  749. Come on Eileen...Dexy’s Midnight Runners (7/3/1982)
  750. The Message...Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (7/24/1982)
  751. Up Where We Belong...Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes (8/21/1982)
  752. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?...Culture Club (9/18/1982)
  753. 1999…Prince (9/24/1982)
  754. Sexual Healing...Marvin Gaye (10/30/1982)

    1983

  755. Billie Jean...Michael Jackson (1/2/1983)
  756. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This...Eurythmics (1/21/1983)
  757. Beat It...Michael Jackson (2/3/1983)
  758. Total Eclipse of the Heart…Bonnie Tyler (2/19/1983)
  759. Blue Monday...New Order (3/19/1983)
  760. Flashdance…What a Feeling...Irene Cara (4/2/1983)
  761. Every Breath You Take...The Police (5/13/1983)
  762. Islands in the Stream...Kenny Rogers /Dolly Parton (8/27/1983)
  763. All Night Long (All Night)...Lionel Richie (9/16/1983)
  764. Karma Chameleon...Culture Club (9/17/1983)
  765. Say, Say, Say...Paul McCartney /Michael Jackson (10/15/1983)
  766. Girls Just Want to Have Fun...Cyndi Lauper (11/6/1983)
  767. Thriller…Michael Jackson (11/12/1983)
  768. Relax...Frankie Goes to Hollywood (11/26/1983)

    1984

  769. Jump...Van Halen (1/7/1984)
  770. Time after Time...Cyndi Lauper (1/27/1984)
  771. Footloose…Kenny Loggins (1/28/1984)
  772. Hello...Lionel Richie (2/25/1984)
  773. Dancing in the Dark...Bruce Springsteen (5/3/1984)
  774. When Doves Cry...Prince (5/16/1984)
  775. What’s Love Got to Do with It?...Tina Turner (5/19/1984)
  776. Careless Whisper...George Michael (7/24/1984)
  777. I Just Called to Say I Love You...Stevie Wonder (8/18/1984)
  778. Pride (In the Name of Love)...U2 (9/4/1984)
  779. Purple Rain…Prince & the Revolution (9/21/1984)
  780. Take on Me...Aha (10/19/1984)
  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. West End Girls…Pet Shop Boys (10/28/1985)
  789. Say You, Say Me...Lionel Richie (11/1/1985)
  790. That’s What Friends Are For...Dionne Warwick & Friends (Elton John, Gladys Knight, & Stevie Wonder) (11/9/1985)

    1986

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

    1987

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

    1988

  802. Fast Car...Tracy Chapman (5/7/1988)
  803. Sweet Child O’ Mine...Guns N’ Roses (6/11/1988)

    1989

  804. Wind Beneath My Wings (aka "Hero")...Bette Midler (2/18/1989)
  805. Like a Prayer...Madonna (2/27/1989)
  806. Fight the Power…Public Enemy (6/24/1989)
  807. Love Shack…The B-52’s (8/26/1989)
  808. Another Day in Paradise...Phil Collins (11/4/1989)

    1990

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

    1991

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

    1992

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

    1993

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

    1994

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

    1995

  843. Waterfalls...TLC (5/29/1995)
  844. You Oughta Know...Alanis Morissette (6/17/1995)
  845. Gangsta’s Paradise...Coolio with L.V. (8/8/1995)
  846. Fantasy...Mariah Carey (9/1/1995)
  847. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)...Los Del Rio (9/2/1995)
  848. Wonderwall...Oasis (10/30/1995)
  849. One Sweet Day...Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (11/3/1995)

    1996

  850. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1/6/1996)
  851. Because You Loved Me...Celine Dion (2/20/1996)
  852. Wannabe...Spice Girls (7/20/1996)
  853. Un-Break My Heart...Toni Braxton (10/18/1996)
  854. Don’t Speak...No Doubt (10/19/1996)
  855. I Believe I Can Fly...R. Kelly (11/8/1996)

    1997

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

    1998

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

    1999

  868. No Scrubs...TLC (2/2/1999)
  869. Livin’ La Vida Loca...Ricky Martin (4/9/1999)
  870. Amazed...Lonestar (4/10/1999)
  871. Smooth...Santana with Rob Thomas (6/26/1999)
  872. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (8/7/1999)

    2000

  873. Kryptonite…3 Doors Down (1/11/2000)
  874. I Hope You Dance…Lee Ann Womack (3/25/2000)
  875. Yellow…Coldplay (6/26/2000)
  876. Music…Madonna (8/4/2000)
  877. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (9/4/2000)
  878. Beautiful Day…U2 (9/9/2000)
  879. Stan…Eminem with Dido (10/7/2000)

    2001

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

    2002

  886. Complicated…Avril Lavigne (4/13/2002)
  887. Hot in Herre…Nelly (5/4/2002)
  888. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (7/6/2002)
  889. Lose Yourself…Eminem (10/5/2002)
  890. Clocks…Coldplay (11/30/2002)
  891. In Da Club…50 Cent (12/28/2002)

    2003

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

    2004

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

    2005

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

    2006

  905. Hips Don’t Lie…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2/28/2006)
  906. Crazy…Gnarls Barkley (3/13/2006)
  907. Promiscuous…Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (4/25/2006)
  908. Apologize…One Republic with Timbaland (4/30/2006)
  909. Hey There Delilah…Plain White T’s (5/9/2006)
  910. Chasing Cars…Snow Patrol (6/3/2006)
  911. Sexyback…Justin Timberlake (7/14/2006)
  912. Irreplaceable… Beyoncé (10/23/2006)
  913. Rehab…Amy Winehouse (10/23/2006)

    2007

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

    2008

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

    2009

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

    2010

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

    2011

  943. Someone Like You…Adele (1/24/2011)
  944. Party Rock Anthem…LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (1/25/2011)
  945. Give Me Everything…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer (4/10/2011)
  946. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (6/21/2011)
  947. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (7/5/2011)
  948. Sexy and I Know It…LMFAO (7/30/2011)
  949. Can’t Hold Us…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (8/16/2011)
  950. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (9/20/2011)
  951. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (9/20/2011)
  952. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (9/22/2011)

    2012

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

    2013

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

    2014

  969. Fancy…Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX (2/17/2014)
  970. Chandelier…Sia (3/17/2014)
  971. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (4/14/2014)
  972. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (6/2/14)
  973. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (8/18/2014)
  974. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (9/24/2014)
  975. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (10/27/2014)
  976. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (11/10/2014)

    2015

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

    2016

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

    2017

  993. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (1/6/2017)
  994. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (1/12/2017)
  995. Something Just Like This…The Chainsmokers with Coldplay (2/22/2017)
  996. Perfect…Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (3/25/2017)
  997. Havana…Camila Cabello with Young Thug (8/3/2017)
  998. Rockstar…Post Malone with 21 Savage (9/15/2017)

    2018

  999. God’s Plan…Drake (1/19/2018)
  1000. Girls Like You…Maroon 5 with Cardi B (5/30/2018)

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:


    Honorable Mentions: 1890s

  • Listen to the Mocking Bird…John Yorke Atlee (8/22/1891)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Len Spencer (8/13/1892)

    Honorable Mentions: 1900-1909

  • My Wild Irish Rose…Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough (1/3/1907)
  • Maple Leaf Rag...U.S. Marine Band (3/16/1907)

    Honorable Mentions: 1910-1919

  • A Perfect Day...Cecil Fanning (9/16/1911)
  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary...American Quartet (11/28/1914)
  • 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)

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • 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)
  • Great Day…Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (12/14/1929)

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • When I Grow Too Old to Dream…Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (2/9/1935)
  • 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) *

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • Maria Elena…Jimmy Dorsey/Bob Eberly (5/17/1941)
  • Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)...Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (5/17/1941)
  • 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)
  • Sleepy Lagoon…Harry James (4/18/1942)
  • You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To…Dinah Shore (1/23/1943)
  • Brazil…Xavier Cugat (1/23/1943)
  • Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer…The Song Spinners (6/19/1943)
  • I Love You…Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (4/8/1944)
  • 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)
  • I’m Beginning to See the Light…Harry James Orchestra with Kitty Kallen (1/27/1945)
  • My Funny Valentine…Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor (2/24/1945)
  • 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)
  • It’s Magic ...Doris Day (7/17/1948)
  • A Little Bird Told Me…Evelyn Knight (11/20/1948)
  • Boogie Chillen’…John Lee Hooker (1/8/1949)
  • 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) ***
  • Slipping Around…Margaret Whiting with Jimmy Wakely (9/10/1949)
  • I Can Dream, Can’t I?...The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (9/24/1949)

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • 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)
  • Wanted…Perry Como (3/6/1954)
  • Hoochie Coochie Man...Muddy Waters (3/13/1954)
  • Three Coins in the Fountain...The Four Aces (5/22/1954)
  • Misty…Erroll Garner Trio (10/23/1954)
  • Let Me Go Lover…Joan Weber (12/4/1954)
  • The Ballad of Davy Crockett…Bill Hayes (2/14/1955)
  • Bo Diddley…Bo Diddley (5/7/1955)
  • Mystery Train…Elvis Presley (7/21/1955)
  • Mannish Boy…Muddy Waters (7/30/1955)
  • Autumn Leaves…Roger Williams (8/1/1955)
  • Long Tall Sally...Little Richard (4/7/1956)
  • Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)…Doris Day (6/22/1956)
  • My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)…The Platters (6/29/1956)
  • Honky Tonk...Bill Doggett (8/18/1956)
  • Young Love…Sonny James (12/22/1956)
  • 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)

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • Tossin’ and Turnin’...Bobby Lewis (4/24/1961)
  • 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)
  • Duke of Earl...Gene Chandler (1/8/1962)
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco...Tony Bennett (4/14/1962)
  • Sherry...The Four Seasons (8/18/1962)
  • 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)
  • Sugar Shack…Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (9/21/1963)
  • Hello, Dolly!...Louis Armstrong (2/15/1964)
  • 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)
  • I Get Around...The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  • Don’t Worry Baby...The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  • The Girl from Ipanema...Stan Getz /Joao Gilberto (6/6/1964)
  • Rag Doll…The Four Seasons (6/20/1964)
  • Under the Boardwalk...The Drifters (6/27/1964)
  • A Hard Day’s Night...The Beatles (7/10/1964)
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy...Manfred Mann (7/18/1964)
  • Baby, I Need Your Loving…The Four Tops (8/15/1964)
  • 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 Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)...Four Tops (5/15/1965)
  • I Got You Babe...Sonny & Cher (7/10/1965)
  • Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)...The Byrds (10/1/1965)
  • 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)
  • In My Life...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)
  • Love Is Blue…Paul Mauriat (12/16/1967)
  • Sunshine of Your Love...Cream (1/6/1968)
  • Dance to the Music…Sly & the Family Stone (2/10/1968)
  • Honey...Bobby Goldsboro (3/23/1968)
  • 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)
  • Bad Moon Rising...Creedence Clearwater Revival (5/3/1969)
  • 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)
  • Come Together...The Beatles (10/6/1969)
  • Someday We’ll Be Together...The Supremes (11/1/1969)
  • Gimme Shelter…The Rolling Stones (11/28/1969) ***
  • Venus...The Shocking Blue (12/13/1969)
  • The Thrill Is Gone...B.B. King (12/27/1969)

    Honorable Mentions: 1970-1979

  • 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)
  • Knock Three Times…Tony Orlando & Dawn (11/21/1970)
  • 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)
  • Daniel…Elton John (1/20/1973)
  • 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)
  • Rock Your Baby...George McCrae (5/11/1974)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • I Just Want to Be Your Everything...Andy Gibb (4/23/1977)
  • Don’t Stop...Fleetwood Mac (4/30/1977)
  • I Feel Love…Donna Summer (6/4/1977)
  • Best of My Love...The Emotions (6/11/1977)
  • Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue...Crystal Gayle (7/9/1977)
  • 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)
  • Bad Girls…Donna Summer (5/26/1979)
  • Born to Be Alive…Patrick Hernandez (6/9/1979)
  • The Devil Went Down to Georgia...Charlie Daniels Band (6/23/1979)

    Honorable Mentions: 1980-1989

  • The Rose...Bette Midler (3/22/1980)
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today...George Jones (4/12/1980)
  • Theme from “New York, New York”…Frank Sinatra (5/3/1980)
  • Woman in Love...Barbra Streisand (9/6/1980)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • This Charming Man…The Smiths (10/31/1983)
  • Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)…Phil Collins (2/25/1984)
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go...Wham! (5/14/1984)
  • 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)
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me…Def Leppard (9/8/1987)
  • Roll with It...Steve Winwood (6/11/1988)
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy...Bobby McFerrin (7/30/1988)
  • A Groovy Kind of Love…Phil Collins (9/3/1988)
  • 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)
  • Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (9/23/1989)

    Honorable Mentions: 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)
  • Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (5/21/1994)
  • Common People…Pulp (5/22/1995)
  • Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (8/28/1995)
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (2/19/1996)
  • I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (6/21/1996)
  • 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)

    Honorable Mentions: 2000-2009

  • Ms. Jackson…OutKast (10/28/2000)
  • Whenever, Wherever…Shakira (10/27/2001)
  • Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning…Alan Jackson (11/24/2001)
  • Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (1/19/2002)
  • 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)
  • How to Save a Life…The Fray (4/15/2006)
  • 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)

    Honorable Mentions: 2010-2019

  • Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (1/18/2010)
  • On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2/8/2011)
  • What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (9/11/2011)
  • Payphone…Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (4/16/2012)
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together…Taylor Swift (8/13/2012)
  • Take Me to Church…Hozier (9/16/2013)
  • Let It Go…Idina Menzel (11/25/2013)
  • 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)