Saturday, February 29, 2020

The World's All-Time Best-Selling Songs

First posted 12/29/2011; last updated 2/29/2020.

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Songs:

The World’s All-Time Best Sellers

This list is a compiled from a variety of sources for sales figures (see complete source list here), but they are generally estimates since there is no official agency to track worldwide sales. As such, it is highly possible that some of these sales figures have been inflated by record companies or other vested parties, but this list does at least offer some idea of the world’s best-selling songs.

On top of that, these figures don’t always strictly represent sales. Especially in the 21st century, additional figures – such as the number of times songs were streamed via Spotify, YouTube or other services – have been factored into official certifications. That means a song certified for 10 million in sales may not have actually “sold” that many copies.

If you have your doubts about some of these songs belonging on this list, you’re not alone. I realize my knowledge of music beyond U.S. shores is limited, but if songs like Thelma Aoyama’s “Soba ni lur ne”, Utada Hikaru’s “Flavor of Life”, Kiseki’s “Greeeen”, Andre Brasseur’s “Early Bird”, and Machiko Soga’s “Oba-Q Ondo” are truly that monstrous in sales, shouldn’t I have at least heard of them? Oh well. I just report the lists. I don’t make these figures up (even if someone else does).

Note: in the event of ties, songs are ranked according to overall DMDB points.


The World’s All-Time Best-Selling Songs
(6 million +)


20+ million:

  1. Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942) 55 million
  2. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997) 37 m
  3. Bing Crosby “Silent Night” (1935) 30 m
  4. Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime” (1970) 30 m
  5. Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954) 25 m
  6. The Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958) 25 m
  7. Elvis Presley “It’s Now or Never” (1960) 22 m
  8. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010) 20.6 m
  9. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992) 20 m
  10. U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (1985) 20 m
  11. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1851) 20 m *
  12. Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)” (1891) 20 m *

    14 to 19 million:

  13. Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (2017) 19 m
  14. The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care” (1939) 19 m
  15. LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) 18.87 m
  16. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997) 18 m
  17. Gene Autry “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949) 18 m
  18. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011) 18 m
  19. Baccara “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” (1977) 18 m
  20. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014) 17.64 m
  21. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017) 17.03 m
  22. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (2011) 16.38 m
  23. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018) 16.21 m
  24. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980) 16 m
  25. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (1994) 16 m
  26. Eminem with Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) 15.87 m
  27. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017) 15.62 m
  28. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013) 15.6 m
  29. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (2016) 15.39 m
  30. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002) 15.38 m
  31. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018) 15.3 m
  32. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991) 15 m
  33. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009) 15 m
  34. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978) 15 m
  35. The Scorpions “Wind of Change” (1991) 15 m
  36. Kaoma “Lambada” (1989) 15 m
  37. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012) 14.25 m
  38. Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (2009) 14.2 m
  39. Beyoncé “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (2008) 14.11 m
  40. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978) 14 m
  41. Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (2009) 14 m

    11+ to 13.9 million:

  42. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013) 13.9 m
  43. Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (2012) 13.75 m
  44. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010) 13.7 m
  45. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014) 13.56 m
  46. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017) 13.5 m
  47. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015) 13.5 m
  48. Adele “Hello” (2015) 13.45 m
  49. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010) 13.31 m
  50. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009) 13.26 m
  51. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017) 13.26 m
  52. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015) 13.22 m
  53. Katy Perry with Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013) 13.22 m
  54. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013) 13.08 m
  55. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2012) 13 m
  56. Chic “Le Freak” (1978) 13 m
  57. John Legend “All of Me” (2013) 13 m
  58. Kyu Sakamoto “Sukiyaki” (1963) 13 m
  59. Trio “Da Da Da” (1982) 13 m
  60. Prince Nico Mbarga “Sweet Mother” (1976) 13 m
  61. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012) 12.89 m
  62. Justin Bieber with Ludacris “Baby” (2010) 12.88 m
  63. Rihanna & Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011) 12.82 m
  64. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016) 12.77 m
  65. Drake “One Dance” (2016) 12.69 m
  66. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013) 12.49 m
  67. Fun. & Janelle Monáe “We Are Young” (2012) 12.27 m
  68. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008) 12.2 m
  69. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014) 12.14 m
  70. Avicii with Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up!” (2012) 12.12 m
  71. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963) 12 m
  72. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (2007) 12 m
  73. Village People “Y.M.C.A.” (1978) 12 m
  74. Andrea Bocelli with Sarah Brightman “Time to Say Goodbye” (1998) 12 m
  75. Eminem “Not Afraid” (2010) 11.94 m
  76. Lorde “Royals” (2013) 11.86 m
  77. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014) 11.76 m
  78. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015) 11.7 m
  79. Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (1984) 11.7 m
  80. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014) 11.68 m
  81. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974) 11.5 m
  82. Post Malone with Quavo “Congratulations” (2016) 11.43 m
  83. Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky” (2013) 11.34 m
  84. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) 11.28 m
  85. Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” (2019) 11.26 m
  86. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013) 11.25 m
  87. Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer “Give Me Everything” (2011) 11.2 m
  88. Florida Georgia Line “Cruise” (2012) 11.16 m
  89. Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016) 11.1 m

    11 million:

  90. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1995)
  91. Mills Brothers “Paper Doll” (1943)
  92. Cher “Believe” (1998)
  93. Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974)
  94. George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
  95. Roger Whittaker “The Last Farewell” (1975)
  96. Patrick Hernandez “Born to Be Alive” (1979)

    10 + million:

  97. Rihanna with Jay-Z “Umbrella” (2007) 10.9 m
  98. Bruno Mars “Grenade” (2010) 10.9 m
  99. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015) 10.9 m
  100. Tia Ray “Be Apart” (2018) 10.9 m
  101. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015) 10.81 m
  102. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (2009) 10.8 m
  103. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975) 10.8 m
  104. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It” (2011) 10.77 m
  105. Rihanna with Drake “Work” (2016) 10.6 m
  106. Lukas Graham “7 Years” (2015) 10.4 m
  107. The Chainsmokers with Daya “Don’t Let Me Down” (2016) 10.2 m
  108. Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (2015) 10.19 m
  109. Lady Gaga with Colby O’Donis “Just Dance” (2008) 10.1 m
  110. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (2014) 10.02 m

    10 million:

  111. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
  112. Elvis Presley “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” (1956)
  113. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
  114. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
  115. Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967)
  116. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
  117. George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (1970)
  118. The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (1966)
  119. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
  120. Shakira with Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006)
  121. The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
  122. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2007)
  123. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
  124. Paul Anka “Diana” (1957) 10 m
  125. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017)
  126. Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
  127. Van McCoy “The Hustle” (1975)
  128. Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (2015)
  129. Abba “Fernando” (1976)
  130. Middle of the Road “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” (1971)
  131. Goombay Dance Band “Sun of Jamaica” (1982)
  132. Panjabi MC “Mundian To Bach Ke” (1998)

    9+ million:

  133. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009) 9.81 m
  134. Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.” (2010) 9.75 m
  135. Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (2011) 9.7 m
  136. Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” (2017) 9.68 m
  137. Marshmello with Anne-Marie “Friends” (2018) 9.6 m
  138. Taio Cruz “Dynamite” (2010) 9.59 m
  139. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (2010) 9.52 m
  140. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1983) 9.5 m
  141. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) 9.4 m
  142. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011) 9.4 m
  143. Rihanna “Diamonds” (2012) 9.34 m
  144. Katy Perry “Hot N Cold” (2008) 9.27 m
  145. Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’” (1981) 9.2 m
  146. Bruno Mars “When I Was Your Man” (2012) 9.2 m
  147. Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho” (2018) 9.2 m
  148. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (2014) 9.1 m
  149. Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (2012) 9.1 m
  150. Lil Wayne with Static Major “Lollipop” (2008) 9.1 m
  151. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015) 9.09 m
  152. Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (2012) 9.07 m
  153. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017) 9.04 m

    9 million:

  154. Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
  155. Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)
  156. Paul McCartney & Wings “Mull of Kintyre” (1977)
  157. Nick Straker Band “A Walk in the Park” (1980)

    8+ million:

  158. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (2016) 8.86 m
  159. Post Malone with Swae Lee “Sunflower” (2018) 8.81
  160. Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (2012) 8.81 m
  161. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (2011) 8.75 m
  162. Cee-Lo Green “Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)” (2010) 8.73 m
  163. Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be” (2017) 8.68 m
  164. Katy Perry “Teenage Dream” (2010) 8.66 m
  165. Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” (2012) 8.6 m
  166. Magic! “Rude” (2013) 8.6 m
  167. Taylor Swift “Love Story” (2008) 8.6 m
  168. Kanye West with Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger” (2005) 8.54 m
  169. Kendrick Lamar “Humble” (2017) 8.51 m
  170. Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (1920) 8.5 m **
  171. Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009) 8.5 m
  172. Shakira “Whenever, Wherever” (2001) 8.5 m
  173. Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin “I Like It” (2018) 8.43 m
  174. Nicki Minaj “Super Bass” (2011) 8.42 m
  175. Katy Perry “I Kissed a Girl” (2008) 8.4 m
  176. Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull “On the Floor” (2011) 8.4 m
  177. Kanye West with Daft Punk “Stronger” (2007) 8.34 m
  178. Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1982) 8.31 m
  179. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008) 8.23 m
  180. Owl City “Fireflies” (2009) 8.22 m
  181. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012) 8.2 m
  182. Thelma Aoyama “Soba ni lur ne” (2009) 8.2 m
  183. Hozier “Take Me to Church” (2013) 8.16 m
  184. DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (2017) 8.05 m
  185. The Weeknd with Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016) 8.04 m
  186. Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” (2018) 8.03 m

    8 million:

  187. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
  188. The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun” (1964)
  189. The Kingsmen “Louie Louie” (1963)
  190. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)
  191. Vernon Dalhart.. The Prisoner’s Song” (1925) **
  192. Puff Daddy, Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
  193. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me” (1987)
  194. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
  195. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
  196. Enrique Iglesias “Hero” (2001)
  197. Mahalia Jackson “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1948)
  198. Mary Hopkin “Those Were the Days” (1968)
  199. Shocking Blue “Venus” (1969)
  200. Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” (2005)
  201. Aqua “Barbie Girl” (1997)
  202. Paul Hardcastle “19” (1985)
  203. Rocco Granata “Marina” (1959)
  204. Georgie Fame “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” (1967)
  205. O-Zone “Dragostea din tei” (2003)
  206. Boney M “Ma Baker” (1978)
  207. Modern Talking “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” (1985)
  208. Freddy Quinn “Heimweh” (1956)
  209. Utada Hikaru “Flavor of Life” (2007)
  210. Richard Sanderson “Reality” (1980)

    7+ million:

  211. Bastille “Pompeii” (2013) 7.99 m
  212. Michael Jackson “Beat It” (1982) 7.95 m
  213. Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” (2016) 7.9 m
  214. Rihanna with Mikky Ekko “Stay” (2012) 7.88 m
  215. Pink “So What” (2008) 7.8 m
  216. Rihanna “Only Girl in the World” (2010) 7.78 m
  217. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007) 7.7 m
  218. Taylor Swift “You Belong with Me” (2008) 7.64 m
  219. Nicki Minaj “Starships” (2012) 7.62 m
  220. Nelly & Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (2002) 7.6 m
  221. Travis Scott with Drake “Sicko Mode” (2018) 7.43 m
  222. XXXtentacion “Sad!” (2018) 7.43 m
  223. Lady Gaga with Beyoncé “Telephone” (2009) 7.4 m
  224. Fun. “Some Nights” (2012) 7.35 m
  225. Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend” (2007) 7.3 m
  226. Twenty One Pilots “Ride” (2015) 7.3 m
  227. Black Eyed Peas “The Time (Dirty Bit)” (2010) 7.3 m
  228. Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (2015) 7.29 m
  229. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” (2010) 7.28 m
  230. Ashanti with Ja Rule “Foolish” (2002) 7.2 m
  231. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010) 7.2 m
  232. Michel Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” (2011) 7.2 m
  233. Eminem with Rihanna “The Monster” (2013) 7.11 m

    7 million:

  234. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
  235. Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
  236. Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
  237. Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” (1957)
  238. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
  239. a-ha “Take on Me” (1985)
  240. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980)
  241. Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004)
  242. The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1964)
  243. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015)
  244. R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996)
  245. Bobby Goldsboro “Honey” (1968)
  246. Usher with will.i.am “OMG” (2010)
  247. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Knock Three Times” (1970)
  248. Christina Aguilera “Genie in a Bottle” (1999)
  249. David Seville & The Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” (1958)
  250. Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” (2014)
  251. Morris Albert “Feelings” (1975)
  252. Scott McKenzie “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” (1967)
  253. Alanis Morissette “Uninvited” (1998)
  254. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards “Amazing Grace” (1972)
  255. Charlie Gracie “Butterfly” (1957)
  256. The Band Perry “If I Die Young” (2010)
  257. Las Ketchup “Aserejé (The Ketchup Song) ” (2002)
  258. The Beatles “Do You Want to Know a Secret?” (1963)
  259. D.R.A.M. with Lil Yachty “Broccoli” (2016)
  260. The Black Crowes “Hard to Handle” (1990)
  261. Danyel Gerard “Butterfly” (1971)
  262. Julie Rogers “The Wedding (La Novia)” (1964)
  263. Pussycat “Mississippi” (1976)
  264. Khalid “Location” (2017)
  265. Ricky Valance “Tell Laura I Love Her” (1960)
  266. Exile “Lovers Again” (2007)
  267. Adamo “Tombe Le Neige” (1965)
  268. Andrea Bocelli “Con te Partiro” (1997)

    6+ million:

  269. B.o.B. with Hayley Williams “Airplanes” (2010) 6.91 m
  270. Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” (2012) 6.91 m
  271. Rihanna with Drake “What’s My Name? ” (2010) 6.87 m
  272. Sia “Chandelier” (2014) 6.81 m
  273. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012) 6.75 m
  274. Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (2006) 6.7 m
  275. Rihanna “Disturbia” (2008) 6.67 m
  276. A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera “Say Something” (2013) 6.67 m
  277. Flo Rida “Whistle” (2012) 6.6 m
  278. Sam Smith “I’m Not the Only One” (2014) 6.6 m
  279. The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) ” (2014) 6.6 m
  280. DJ Snake with Lil Jon “Turn Down for What” (2013) 6.58 m
  281. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us” (2011) 6.56 m
  282. Usher with Lil Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (2004) 6.55 m
  283. Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane “Black Beatles” (2016) 6.54 m
  284. Britney Spears “Toxic” (2004) 6.5 m
  285. Culture Club “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” (1982) 6.5 m
  286. Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (2015) 6.5 m
  287. Britney Spears “Womanizer” (2008) 6.5 m
  288. Flo Rida with Sia “Wild Ones” (2011) 6.5 m
  289. Jay-Z with Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” (2009) 6.49 m
  290. Flo Rida with Ke$ha “Right Round” (2009) 6.46 m
  291. Jay-Z with Kanye West “Niggas in Paris” (2011) 6.43 m
  292. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” (2010) 6.42 m
  293. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006) 6.41 m
  294. Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014) 6.4 m
  295. Coolio with L.V “.Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995) 6.39 m
  296. Flo Rida “My House” (2015) 6.38 m
  297. James Blunt “You’re Beautiful”” (2005) 6.35 m
  298. Taylor Swift “Bad Blood” (2014) 6.34 m
  299. T.I. “Whatever You Like” (2008) 6.33 m
  300. Sam Hunt “Body Like a Back Road” (2017) 6.31 m
  301. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998) 6.29 m
  302. Justin Timberlake “Sexyback”” (2006) 6.22 m
  303. Fall Out Boy “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” (2013) 6.2 m
  304. Kiseki “Greeeen” (2009) 6.2 m
  305. Jay Sean with Lil Wayne “Down” (2009) 6.14 m
  306. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970) 6.1 m
  307. Paramore “Crushcrushcrush” (2007) 6.1 m
  308. Jessie J with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (2014) 6.07 m
  309. Wiz Khalifa “Black and Yellow” (2010) 6.07 m
  310. Toto “Africa” (1982) 6.03 m
  311. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (2012) 6.01 m

    6 million:

  312. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
  313. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
  314. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927) **
  315. Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911) *
  316. The Beatles “She Loves You” (1963)
  317. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
  318. The Archies “Sugar, Sugar” (1969)
  319. George Michael “Careless Whisper” (1984)
  320. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
  321. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973)
  322. Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
  323. Down by the Old Mill Stream” (1911) *
  324. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
  325. Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)
  326. The Champs “Tequila” (1958)
  327. The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” (1961)
  328. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” (1999)
  329. Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (2013)
  330. Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes “Don’t Cha” (2005)
  331. Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1968)
  332. Miley Cyrus “Party in the U.S.A.” (2009)
  333. Britney Spears “Oops! I Did It Again” (2000)
  334. Beyoncé “Halo” (2008)
  335. SSgt Barry Sadler “The Ballad of the Green Berets” (1966)
  336. Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Jingle Bells” (1943)
  337. Elvis Presley “Surrender/Lonely Man” (1961)
  338. Abba “Waterloo” (1974)
  339. Drake with Majid Jordan “Hold on, We’re Going Home” (2013)
  340. Neil Diamond “Cracklin’ Rosie” (1970)
  341. The Brotherhood of Man “Save Your Kisses for Me” (1976)
  342. Bonnie Tyler “It’s a Heartache” (1977)
  343. French Montana with Swae Lee “Unforgettable” (2017)
  344. New Seekers “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” (1971)
  345. Janet Jackson “Together Again” (1997)
  346. Kanye West “Heartless” (2008)
  347. AWOL Nation “Sail” (2011)
  348. George Baker Selection “Una Paloma Blanca” (1975)
  349. Zac Brown Band “Chicken Fried” (2008)
  350. Drake with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem “Forever” (2009)
  351. Khalid “Young, Dumb & Broke” (2017)
  352. Luke Bryan “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” (2011)
  353. Tee Set “Ma Belle Amie” (1969)
  354. Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” (2015)
  355. Andre Brasseur “Early Bird” (1965)
  356. Machiko Soga “Oba-Q Ondo” (1966)

* Sales exclusively from sheet music sales. No particular artist identified.
** Includes sheet music sales


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Smokey Robinson: Top 100 Songs

First posted 2/14/2020.

Smokey Robinson

Image from shazam.com

R&B singer/songwriter born William Robinson, Jr. on 2/19/1940 in Detroit, Michigan. With The Miracles (55-72) and later a solo artist. Record executive and songwriter for Motown.

Awards:


Top 100 Songs


This list includes Robinson’s work as a solo artist, with the Miracles, and as a songwriter. The recording artist is noted in parentheses. Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

1. My Girl (Temptations, 1964) #1 US, RB
2. The Tracks of My Tears (The Miracles, 1965)

DMDB Top 5%:

3. The Tears of a Clown (The Miracles, 1970) #1 US, CB, RB, UK
4. My Guy (Mary Wells, 1964) #1 US, CB, RB, AU
5. Shop Around (The Miracles, 1960) #1 RB
6. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (The Miracles, 1962) #1 RB
7. Being with You (Smokey Robinson, 1981) #1 CB, HR, RR, RB, UK
8. The Way You Do the Things You Do (The Temptations, 1964)
9. Ooo Baby Baby (The Miracles, 1965)

DMDB Top 10%:

10. I Second That Emotion (The Miracles, 1967) #1 RB
11. Love Machine (The Miracles, 1975) #1 US, CB, HR
12. Cruisin’ (Smokey Robinson, 1979) #1 CB
13. The Tracks of My Tears (Linda Ronstadt, 1975)
14. Get Ready (The Temptations, 1966) #1 RB
15. Going to a Go-Go (The Miracles, 1965)
16. Ooh Baby Baby (Linda Ronstadt, 1978)
17. Get Ready (Rare Earth, 1969)
18. The Way You Do the Things You Do (UB40, 1989)

DMDB Top 20%:

19. Ain’t That Peculiar (Marvin Gaye, 1965) #1 RB
20. Shop Around (Captain & Tennille, 1976) #1 AC

21. The Way You Do the Things You Do (Hall & Oates, 1985)
22. More Love (Kim Carnes, 1980)
23. Since I Lost My Baby (The Temptations, 1965)
24. Just to See Her (Smokey Robinson, 1987) #1 AC
25. My Girl (Hall & Oates, 1985)
26. Going to a Go-Go (The Rolling Stones, 1982)
27. More Love (The Miracles, 1967)
28. Floy Joy (The Supremes, 1971)
29. It’s Growing (The Temptations, 1965)
30. Who’s Lovin’ You (The Jackson 5, 1969)

31. Come ‘Round Here, I’m the One You Need (The Miracles, 1966)
32. Automatically Sunshine (The Supremes, 1972)
33. Still Water (Love) (The Four Tops, 1970)
34. I’ll Try Something New (The Miracles, 1962)
35. One Heartbeat (Smokey Robinson, 1987)
36. I’ll Be Doggone (Marvin Gaye, 1965) #1 RB
37. I Don’t Blame You at All (The Miracles, 1971)
38. The Composer (The Supremes, 1969)
39. Mickey’s Monkey (The Miracles, 1963)
40. Do It Baby (The Miracles, 1974)
41. My Guy (Sister Sledge, 1982)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

42. If You Can Want (The Miracles, 1968)
43. Pops, We Love You (A Tribute to Father) (Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, & Stevie Wonder; 1978)
44. I’ll Be in Trouble (The Temptations, 1964)
45. The Tracks of My Tears (Aretha Franklin, 1969)
46. Don’t Look Back (The Temptations, 1965)
47. One More Heartache (Marvin Gaye, 1966)
48. The Way You Do the Things You Do (Rita Coolidge, 1978)
49. My Baby (The Temptations, 1965)
50. Two Lovers (Mary Wells, (1962) #1 RB

51. I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying (The Miracles, 1963)
52. The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (The Miracles, 1967)
53. First I Look at the Purse (The Contours, 1965)
54. Your Wonderful, Sweet, Sweet Love (The Supremes, 1972)
55. A Breath Taking Guy (The Supremes, 1963)
56. Cruisin’ (Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow, 2000) #1 AC, AU
57. You Threw a Lucky Punch (Gene Chandler, 1962)
58. Who’s Lovin’ You (Brenda & the Tabulations, 1967)
59. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game (The Marvelettes, 1966)
60. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (Eddie Money, 1977)

61. You Beat Me to the Punch (Mary Wells, 1962) #1 RB
62. When I’m Gone (Brenda Holloway, 1965)
63. That’s What Love Is Made Of (The Miracles, 1964)
64. What’s So Good About Goodbye (The Miracles, 1962)
65. Way Over There (The Miracles, 1960)
66. Take This Heart of Mine (Marvin Gaye, 1966)
67. The One Who Really Loves You (Mary Wells, 1962)
68. Don’t Mess with Bill (The Marvelettes, 1966)
69. Ebony Eyes (Rick James with Smokey Robinson, 1983)
70. My Guy/My Girl (Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol, 1980)

71. Ain’t It Baby (The Miracles, 1961)
72. Baby, Baby Don’t Cry (The Miracles, 1969)
73. Happy (Bobby Darin, 1972)
74. A Love She Can Count On (The Miracles, 1963)
75. My Guy (Petula Clark, 1972)
76. I Like It Like That (The Miracles, 1964)
77. Everybody’s Gotta Pay Some Dues (The Miracles, 1961)
78. Mighty Good Lovin’ (The Miracles, 1961)
79. The Tears of a Clown (The English Beat, 1979)
80. Blame It on Love (Smokey Robinson & Barbara Mitchell, 1983)

81. Walk and Don’t Look Back (Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger, 1978)
82. Who’s Lovin’ You (Terence Trent D’Arby, 1987)
83. My Girl Has Gone (The Miracles, 1965)
84. Happy (Michael Jackson, 1973)
85. Tell Me Tomorrow (Smokey Robinson, 1982)
86. Old Fashioned Love (Smokey Robinson, 1982)
87. We’ve Saved the Best for Last (Kenny G with Smokey Robinson, 1989)
88. Come on Do the Jerk (The Miracles, 1964)
89. What’s Too Much (Smokey Robinson, 1987)
90. Special Occasion (The Miracles, 1968)

91. Yester Love (The Miracles, 1968)
92. My Girl (Suave, 1988)
93. Double Good Everything (Smokey Robinson, 1991)
94. We’ve Come Too Far to End It Now (The Miracles, 1972)
95. Bad Girl (The Miracles, 1959)
96. You Can’t Let the Boy Overpower the Man in You (The Miracles, 1964)
97. Whole Lot of Shakin’ in My Heart Since I Met You (The Miracles, 1966)
98. Doggone Right (The Miracles, 1969)
99. Point It Out (The Miracles, 1969)
100. Abraham, Martin and John (The Miracles, 1969)


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Styx: Top 50 Songs

First posted 2/3/2020.

Styx

l to r: John Panozzo, James Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo, Dennis DeYoung

Rock band from Chicago, IL. Active: 1969-1984, 1990-. Members: John Panozzo (d – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-84,90; died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage on 7/16/96 at age 47), Chuck Panozzo (b – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-84,90-), Dennis DeYoung (v/k: 71-84,90-99), John Curulewski (g/v – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-76; died of an aneurysm in 1988), James Young (g/ v – TW4: 70-71; Styx: 71-84,90-; solo), Tommy Shaw (v/g: 76-84,95-), Glen Burtnik (v/g: 90; b: 00-04), Todd Sucherman (d: 95-), Lawrence Gowan (v/k: 00-), Ricky Phillips (b: 03-).

The Panozzo twin brothers started playing in their garage at the age of 12. Their neighbor, DeYoung, joined them. When the trio went to Chicago State University, they formed TW4 with Curulewski. Young joined in 1970. In 1971, Wooden Nickel Records heard them, signed them the following year, and Styx (named after river Hades in Greek mythology) was born. In 1975, the group signed with A&M after a revival of the song "Lady" restored their Styx II album from three years earlier. After their first A&M album (Equinox), Curulewski left the group; replaced by Shaw. Group broke up in ‘84. Shaw, DeYoung, and JY did solo projects. In 1990, Styx reunited. They toured in 1995, recorded a few more songs in the studio, and released their first studio album in nearly a decade in 1999.

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Top 50 Songs


In addition to Styx songs, this list includes solo material from Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw as well as Damn Yankees, which featured Shaw. Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 5%:

1. Babe (1979) #1 US, CB, HR, RR, CL, CN
2. Come Sail Away (1977) #1 CL
3. The Best of Times (1981) #1 RR, CL, CN
4. Renegade (1978) #1 CL
5. Mr. Roboto (1983) #1 CB, CN

DMDB Top 10%:

6. Too Much Time on My Hands (1981)
7. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) (1978)
8. Lady (1973)
9. Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man) (1977)
10. Lorelei (1975)
11. High Enough (Damn Yankees, 1990)

DMDB Top 20%:

12. Don’t Let It End (1983)
13. Mademoiselle (1976)
14. Why Me? (1979)
15. Desert Moon (Dennis DeYoung, 1984)
16. Love Is the Ritual (1990)
17. Borrowed Time (1979)
18. Sing for the Day (1978)
19. Show Me the Way (1990)
20. Nothing Ever Goes As Planned (1981)

21. Love at First Sight (1990)
22. Come Again (Damn Yankees, 1990)
23. Girls with Guns (Tommy Shaw, 1984)
24. Music Time (1984)
25. Call Me (Dennis DeYoung, 1986)
26. The Grand Illusion (1977)
27. Rockin’ the Paradise (1981)
28. Crystal Ball (1976)
29. Best Thing (1972)
30. Coming of Age (Damn Yankees, 1990)

31. Snowblind (1981)
32. Suite Madame Blue (1975)
33. You Need Love (1973)
34. Where You Goin’ Now (Damn Yankees, 1992)
35. Light Up (1975)
36. This Is the Time (Dennis DeYoung, 1986)
37. Don’t Wait for Heroes (Dennis DeYoung, 1984)
38. Silence Is Broken (Damn Yankees, 1992)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

39. What If (Remo’s Theme) (Tommy Shaw, 1985)
40. Lights (1979)

41. Miss America (1977)
42. High Time (1983)
43. Boat on the River (1979)
44. Fanfare for the Common Man (1972)
45. Mister Please (Damn Yankees, 1992)
46. Golden Lark (1974)
47. Dear John (1997)
48. Don’t Tread on Me (Damn Yankees, 1992)
49. What Has Come Between Us (1972)
50. My Hallucination (Shaw/Blades, 1995)


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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Top 100 Love Songs of All Time

First posted 2/14/2012; updated 2/13/2020.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are the top 100 love songs of all time as determined by aggregating more than 40 lists covering more than 900 songs. See links at the bottom of the page.

1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
3. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
4. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
5. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
6. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
7. Etta James “At Last” (1961)
8. Eric Clapton “Wonderful Tonight” (1977)
9. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
10. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)

11. The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
12. Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
13. Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966)
14. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
15. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
16. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)
17. Joe Cocker “You Are So Beautiful” (1974)
18. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (1966)
19. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)
20. Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time” (1984)

21. Madonna “Crazy for You” (1985)
22. Adele “Make You Feel My Love” (2008)
23. The Beatles “Something” (1969)
24. Paul McCartney “Maybe I’m Amazed” (1970)
25. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
26. Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (1984)
27. Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” (1965)
28. John Legend “All of Me” (2013)
29. Journey “Faithfully” (1983)
30. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)

31. REO Speedwagon “Keep on Loving You” (1980)
32. Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (1986)
33. The Pretenders “I’ll Stand by You” (1994)
34. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
35. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)
36. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)
37. Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight” (1964)
38. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (1986)
39. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010)
40. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)

41. Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (1994)
42. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
43. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
44. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1997)
45. Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (1982)
46. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
47. Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” (1956)
48. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
49. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
50. Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (1997)

51. Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (1979)
52. Aretha Franklin “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (1967)
53. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
54. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
55. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
56. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
57. Taylor Swift “Love Story” (2008)
58. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
59. Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole “Unforgettable” (1991)
60. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)

61. Frank Ocean “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” (2011)
62. K-Ci & JoJo “All My Life” (1997)
63. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)
64. Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You” (1974)
65. Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” (1974)
66. Jackie Wilson “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” (1967)
67. The Beatles “And I Love Her” (1964)
68. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
69. Rod Stewart “Have I Told You Lately” (1993)
70. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)

71. Modern English “I Melt with You” (1984)
72. Bangles “Eternal Flame” (1989)
73. Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love” (1973)
74. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
75. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
76. Sam Cooke “You Send Me” (1957)
77. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
78. Nat “King” Cole “When I Fall in Love” (1956)
79. LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live” (1997)
80. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)

81. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006)
82. The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (1986)
83. Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
84. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
85. Extreme “More Than Words” (1991)
86. Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (1970)
87. Luther Vandross “Here and Now” (1989)
88. Ben Folds “The Luckiest” (2001)
89. Chicago “You’re the Inspiration” (1984)
90. Styx “Babe” (1979)

91. Chris DeBurgh “The Lady in Red” (1986)
92. Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1992)
93. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998):
94. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
95. Bill Medley with Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987)
96. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
97. Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (2011)
98. Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (2002)
99. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (1983)
100. The Cure “Love Song” (1989)


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Garth Brooks: Top 50 Songs

First posted 2/7/2017; updated 1/31/2020.

Garth Brooks

Image from dmagazine.com

Country singer/songwriter born Troyal Garth Brooks on 2/7/1962 in Tulsa, OK. Most successful country singer of all time in terms of album sales. Attended Oklahoma State on a track scholarship (javelin). Top-selling artist of the Soundscan era (1991-present) with 128 million albums sold. All-time best-selling solo artist in American music history. CMA Entertainer of the Year four times. Married country singer Trisha Yearwood on 12/10/2005.

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Top 50 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Friends in Low Places (1990) #1 CW

DMDB Top 10%:

2. The Dance (1989) #1 CW
3. Lost in You (1999)

DMDB Top 20%:

4. Standing Outside the Fire (1993)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

5. Shameless (1991) #1 CW
6. To Make You Feel My Love (1998) #1 CW
7. Ain’t Going Down ‘Til the Sun Comes Up (1993) #1 CW
8. The Thunder Rolls (1990) #1 CW
9. If Tomorrow Never Comes (1989) #1 CW
10. Wrapped Up in You (2001)

11. We Shall Be Free (1992)
12. More Than a Memory (2007) #1 CW
13. The Fever (1995)
14. Papa Loved Mama (1991)
15. Longneck Bottle (1997) #1 CW
16. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association (1993) #1 CW
17. What She’s Doing Now (1991) #1 CW
18. It’s Your Song (1998)
19. Unanswered Prayers (1990) #1 CW
20. Wild Horses (1998)

21. Good Ride Cowboy (2005)
22. When You Come Back to Me Again (2000)
23. Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House (1990) #1 CW
24. The River (1991) #1 CW
25. That Summer (1992) #1 CW
26. Rodeo (1991)
27. One Night a Day (1993)
28. In Another’s Eyes (with Trisha Yearwood, 1997)
29. Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old (1989)
30. She’s Every Woman (1995) #1 CW

31. Callin’ Baton Rouge (1993)
32. Do What You Gotta Do (1997)
33. Ask Me How I Know (2016) #1a CW
34. The Beaches of Cheyenne (1995) #1 CW
35. Workin’ for a Livin’ (with Huey Lewis, 2007)
36. Learning to Live Again (1992)
37. Two Pina Coladas (1997) #1 CW
38. Somewhere Other Than the Night (1992) #1 CW
39. Not Counting You (1989)
40. The Change (1995)

41. That Ol’ Wind (1995)
42. It’s Midnight Cinderella (1995)
43. She’s Gonna Make It (1997)
44. You Move Me (1997)
45. Beer Run (with George Jones, 2001)
46. That’s the Way I Remember It (1999)
47. Squeeze Me In (with Trisha Yearwood, 2001)
48. Thicker Than Blood (1999)
49. It Don’t Matter to the Sun (1999)
50. Why Ain’t I Running (2001)


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The Smiths/Morrissey: Top 50 Songs

First posted 2/7/2020.

The Smiths

left to right: Andy Rourke, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, and Mike Joyce;
image from Wikipedia.org

The Smiths were a British indie rock group who only lasted five years (1982-1987), but had a significant impact. The band was comprised of Morrissey (vocals), Johnny Marr (guitar), Andy Rourke (bass), and Mike Joyce (drums). Craig Gannon was a guitarist with the band in 1986. Morrissey went on to a successful solo career after the band broke up. Marr worked with other bands, most notably The The (88-94) and Electronic (89-98), recorded a couple of solo albums (13-14), did session work with Beck, Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys, Talking Heads and others and produced Modest Mouse (06-09). The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen is Dead is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Albums of All Time.

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Top 50 Songs


This list includes material by the Smiths and Morrissey as a solo artist (noted in parentheses). Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 5%:

1. How Soon Is Now? (1984)
2. This Charming Man (1983)
3. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (1986)

DMDB Top 10%:

4. Everyday Is Like Sunday (Morrissey, 1988)
5. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get (Morrissey, 1994) #1 MR

DMDB Top 20%:

6. Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (1984)
7. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (1984)
8. Irish Blood, English Heart (Morrissey, 2004)
9. Suedehead (Morrissey, 1988)
10. William It Was Really Nothing (1984)

11. Panic (1986)
12. Girlfriend in a Coma (1987)
13. Hand in Glove (1983)
14. Ask (1986)
15. What Difference Does It Make? (1984)
16. First of the Gang to Die (Morrissey, 2004)
17. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (1985)
18. Shoplifters of the World Unite (1987)
19. Sheila Take a Bow (1987)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

20. Bigmouth Strikes Again (1986)
21. Half a Person (1987)
22. The Last of the Famous International Playboys (Morrissey, 1989)
23. Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before (1987)
24. Shakespeare’s Sister (1985)
25. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (1985)
26. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (1987)
27. Interesting Drug (Morrissey, 1989)
28. Girl Afraid (1984)
29. November Spawned a Monster (Morrissey, 1990)
30. I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish (1987)

31. Boxers (Morrissey, 1995)
32. Ouija Board, Ouija Board (Morrissey, 1989)
33. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful (Morrissey, (1992)
34. Tomorrow (Morrissey, 1992) #1 MR
35. Is It Really So Strange? (1987)
36. Piccadilly Palare (Morrissey, 1990)
37. Sing Your Life (Morrissey, 1991)
38. Our Frank (Morrissey, 1991)
39. The Headmaster Ritual (1985)
40. Sweet and Tender Hooligan (1987)

41. You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet Baby (1987)
42. Asleep (1985)
43. Paint a Vulgar Picture (1987)
44. Death of a Disco Dancer (1987)
45. I Know It’s Over (1986)
46. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (1986)
47. Glamorous Glue (Morrissey, 1992)
48. My Love Life (Morrissey, 1991)
49. Interlude (Morrissey with Siouxsie, 1994)
50. Hold on to Your Friends (Morrissey, 1994)


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