Thursday, October 29, 2020

United States: Biggest #1 Songs

First posted 10/29/2017; updated 10/29/2020.

USA’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs:

1890-2020

These are the biggest #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1890 to present. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • the pre-Hot 100 pop charts, 1890-1955 (BB)
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard Best Sellers chart, 1940-1958 (BS)
  • Billboard Disc Jockey Hits, 1944-1958 (DJ)
  • Billboard Juke Box Hits, 1940-1957 (JB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Hit Parade, 1935-1955 (HP)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Hit Records, 1954-1982 (HR)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-2015 (RR)
All songs with 10 or more weeks on any of these charts are listed. If a song hit #1 on more than chart, only the chart where the song had the most weeks is noted. However, at times Hit Parade and Cashbox did not designate a specific artist with the #1 song. For example, “Some Enchanted Evening” was a #1 song on Hit Parade in 1949, but because there were multiple versions of the song out at the time, it wasn’t credited to any specific artist. In such cases, this list attributes the song only to an artist if that artist also hit #1 on another of the noted charts.

One last note – in the event of ties, songs are ranked according to most overall points in Dave’s Music Database. For songs which hit #1 multiple times, the version which accumulated the most points is used.

See other chart-based lists here.


    26 weeks:

  1. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (BA: 2020)
    20 weeks:

  2. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (ST: 2018)

    18 weeks:

  3. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (BA, 1998)
    17 weeks:

  4. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (DG: 2017)
  5. Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (BB: 1947)

    16 weeks:

  6. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (BA: 2005)
  7. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (BB: 1995)
  8. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (BA: 2017)
  9. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (BA: 1996)
    14 weeks:

  10. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (BB: 1942)
  11. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (BB: 1992)
  12. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (BB: 1997)
  13. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (BB: 2014)
  14. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (BB: 2009)
  15. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (BB: 1995)
  16. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (BB: 1994)
  17. Alicia Keys “No One” (BA: 2001)
  18. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (BA: 1996)
  19. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (ST: 2017)
  20. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (ST: 2014)
  21. Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (BA: 2018)
  22. Desiigner “Panda” (ST: 2015)
    13 weeks:

  23. Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (BB: 1939)
  24. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (BB: 1927)
  25. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (BB: 1950)
  26. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (DG: 2016)
  27. Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (BB: 1920)
  28. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (HR: 1977)
  29. The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra “Goodnight Irene” (BB: 1950)
  30. Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (BB: 1940)

  31. The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (BB: 1946)
  32. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (BB: 1992)
  33. Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (BB: 1943)
  34. Ace of Base “The Sign” (BA: 1994)
  35. Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner “Heartaches” (BB: 1947)
  36. Brandy with Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (BB: 1998)
  37. TLC “No Scrubs” (BA: 1999)
  38. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (BA: 1996)
  39. Miley Cyrus” Wrecking Ball” (ST: 2013)
  40. Roddy Rich “The Box” (ST: 2019)
    12 weeks:

  41. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (BB: Ed 2017)
  42. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (BB: 2002)
  43. Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (BB: 2004)
  44. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (BB: 2013)
  45. Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (BB:, 2015)
  46. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (BB: 1999)
  47. The Mills Brothers “Paper Doll” (BB: 1943)
  48. Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner’s Song” (BB: 1925)
  49. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (BB: 2009)
  50. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (BA: 2011)

  51. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers “I’ll Never Smile Again” (BB: 1940)
  52. Vaughn Monroe “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” (BB:1949)
  53. Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (BB: 1952)
  54. Al Jolson “Sonny Boy” (BB: 1928)
  55. Nelly with Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (BA: 2002)
  56. Nat “King” Cole “Too Young” (HP: 1951)
    11 weeks:

  57. Elvis Presley “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” (BB: 1956)
  58. Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers “Cheek to Cheek” (BB: 1935)

  59. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (DG: 2013)
  60. Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Whispering” (BB: 1920)

  61. Adele “Hello” (BA: 2015)
  62. Al Jolson “April Showers” (BB: 1922)
  63. Byron Harlan “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” (BB: 1907)
  64. Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (BA: 2006)
  65. Drake “God’s Plan” (BB: 2018)
  66. American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones” (BB: 1910)
  67. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (BB: 1997)
  68. Haydn Quartet “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet” (BB: 1909)
  69. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (BA: 2015)
  70. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (BB: 1996)

  71. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (BA: 1997)
  72. All-4-One “I Swear” (BB: 1994)
  73. Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads “Cry” (BB: 1951)
  74. Arthur Collins “The Preacher and the Bear” (BB: 1905)
  75. Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Franklyn Baur “Valencia (A Song of Spain)” (BB: 1926)
  76. Henry Burr “Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)” (BB: 1918)
  77. Les Paul with Mary Ford “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” (BB: 1953)
  78. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (BB: 2000)
  79. Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme” (BB: 1950)
  80. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (BB: 1993)

  81. Tony Bennett “Because of You” (HP: 1951)
  82. Len Spencer “Arkansaw Traveler” (BB: 1902)
  83. Frankie Carle & Marjorie Hughes “Oh What It Seemed to Be” (BB: 1946)
  84. Mario “Let Me Love You” (BA: 2004)
  85. Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (BA: 1994)
  86. Post Malone “Circles” (BA: 2019)
  87. Khalid “Talk” (BA: 2019)
  88. Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” (ST: 2013)
  89. Guy Lombardo “The Third Man Theme” (BB: 1950)
    10 weeks:

  90. Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (BB: 1911)
  91. Leo Reisman’s Orchestra with Fred Astaire “Night and Day” (BB: 1932)
  92. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (BA: 1997)
  93. Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (BB: 1906)
  94. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (BB: 1904)
  95. Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra “Pennies from Heaven” (BB: 1936)
  96. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (BB: 2007)
  97. Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (BB: 1938)
  98. Kanye West with Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger” (BB: 2005)
  99. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (RR: 2007)
  100. Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys “Buttons and Bows” (BB/HP: 1948)

  101. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (BB: 1981)
  102. The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (HP: 1947)
  103. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (DG: 2012)
  104. Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra “I’ll Be Seeing You” (HP: 1944)
  105. Drake “One Dance” (BB: 2016)
  106. Byron Harlan “My Gal Sal” (BB: 1907)
  107. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (ST: 2014)
  108. Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (HP: 1949)
  109. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (DG: 2016)
  110. Nick Lucas “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me” (BB: 1929)

  111. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (BA: 1994)
  112. George J. Gaskin “After the Ball” (BB: 1893)
  113. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (DG: 2018)
  114. Perry Como “Till the End of Time” (BB: 1945)
  115. Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians “Sweet Leilani” (BB: 1937)
  116. Guy Mitchell “Singing the Blues” (BB: 1956)
  117. Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees “Stein Song (University of Maine)” (BB: 1930)
  118. The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen’s Orchestra “Rum and Coca-Cola” (BB: 1945)
  119. Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” (BB: 1941)
  120. Ted Lewis & His Band “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” (BB: 1932)

  121. Pat Boone “Love Letters in the Sand” (HP: 1957)
  122. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (BA: 1993)
  123. Vaughn Monroe’s Orchestra “Ballerina” (BB: 1947)
  124. Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders “Where Is Your Heart (Song from “Moulin Rouge”)” (BB: 1953)
  125. The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” (BB: 1955)
  126. Mariah Carey “Hero” (BA: 1993)
  127. Dan Quinn “The Band Played On” (BB: 1895)
  128. Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires “Moonlight Cocktail” (BB: 1942)
  129. Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (BB: 1955)
  130. N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” (RR: 2000)

  131. George J. Gaskin “On the Banks of the Wabash” (BB: 1897)
  132. Lil Wayne with Static Major “Lollipop” (BA: 2008)
  133. Kay Starr “Wheel of Fortune” (BB: 1952)
  134. Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (ST: 2015)
  135. Ashanti with Ja Rule “Foolish” (BB: 2002)
  136. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” (HP: 1948)
  137. Drake “In My Feelings” (BB: 2018)
  138. Margaret Whiting “A Tree in the Meadow” (HP: 1948)
  139. Rosemary Clooney “Hey There” (HP: 1954)
  140. George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (BB: 1891)

  141. Santana with the Product G&B “Maria Maria” (BB: 2000)
  142. George J. Gaskin “My Old New Hampshire Home” (BB: 1898)
  143. Debbie Reynolds “Tammy” (HP: 1957)
  144. Perry Como “If (They Made Me a King)” (HP: 1951)
  145. Patti Page “I Went to Your Wedding” (BB: 1952)
  146. Eileen Barton “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake” (BB: 1950)
  147. Mariah Carey “Someday” (BA: 1990)
  148. Usher “U Got It Bad” (BA: 2001)
  149. Migos with Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee” (ST: 2016)
  150. DaBaby with Roddy Rich “Rockstar” (ST: 2020)

Your Hit Parade: Top 100+ Songs

First posted 7/21/2014; updated 10/29/2020.

Your Hit Parade, Biggest #1 Songs:

1935-1958

Your Hit Parade was a radio, and then television program which counted down the top music hits from April 20, 1935 to June 7, 1958. The charts didn’t list specific artists, but the book Your Hit Parade (details at bottom of page) does, so this list is based on that. On some occasions, more than one artist was associated with a song even in that book and in those cases, both versions are ranked and included on this list.

This DMDB-exclusive list ranks the songs by most weeks at #1. In the event of ties, songs are ranked by their overall standing in Dave’s Music Database. All songs which peaked at #1 for 5 weeks or more are listed, making for a top 100+ songs of all-time according to Your Hit Parade.

See other chart-based lists here.

image from bsnpubs.com


Your Hit Parade – Top 100+

12 weeks:

1. Nat “King” Cole “Too Young” (1951)

11 weeks:

2. Tony Bennett “Because of You” (1951)

10 weeks:

3. Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)
4. Dinah Shore “Buttons and Bows” (1948)
5. The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (1947)
6. Bing Crosby “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944)
7. Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (1949)
8. Pat Boone “Love Letters in the Sand” (1957)
9. Bing Crosby “Now Is the Hour” (1948)
10. Margaret Whiting “A Tree in the Meadow” (1948)

11. Rosemary Clooney “Hey There” (1954)
12. Debbie Reynolds “Tammy” (1957)
13. Perry Como “If (They Made Me a King)” (1951)
14. Jimmy Dorsey “I Hear a Rhapsody” (1941)
15. Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1940)
16. Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra with Bob Carroll “I Hear a Rhapsody” (1941)

9 weeks:

17. Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (1952)
18. Dick Haymes “You’ll Never Know” (1943)
19. Mitch Miller “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (1955)
20. Bill Hayes “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (1955)

21. Glen Gray “My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)” (1943)
22. Gordon Jenkins “My Foolish Heart” (1950)
23. Pee Wee King “Slow Poke” (1951)

8 weeks:

24. Nat “King” Cole “Mona Lisa” (1950)
25. The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (1946)
26. Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters “Don’t Fence Me In” (1944)
27. The Chordettes “Mr. Sandman” (1954)
28. Percy Faith “Where Is Your Heart? (Song from ‘Moulin Rouge’)” (1953)
29. Frankie Carle “Oh! What It Seemed to Be” (1946)
30. Larry Clinton & Bea Wain “My Reverie” (1938)

31. Eddy Howard “To Each His Own” (1946)
32. Dinah Shore “I’ll Walk Alone” (1944)
33. Russ Morgan & the Skylarks “Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon” (1946)

7 weeks:

34. Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
35. Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra “I’ll Never Smile Again” (1940)
36. Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “Deep Purple” (1939)
37. Perry Como “Till the End of Time” (1945)
38. Guy Mitchell “Singing the Blues” (1956)
39. Doris Day “Secret Love” (1954)
40. Tommy Dorsey “Once in a While” (1937)

41. Nat “King” Cole “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” (1946)
42. Glenn Miller with Marion Hutton “The Woodpecker Song” (1940)
43. Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
44. Perry Como “Wanted” (1954)
45. Freddy Martin “Symphony” (1945)
46. Pat Boone “April Love” (1957)
47. Eddy Howard “Sin (It’s No Sin)” (1951)
48. Al Hibbler “Unchained Melody” (1955)
49. Georgia Gibbs “Kiss of Fire” (1952)
50. Bing Crosby “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” (1949)

51. Les Baxter “Unchained Melody” (1955)
52. Hugo Winterhalter with Eddie Heywood “Canadian Sunset” (1956)
53. Dinah Shore “Dear Hearts and Gentle People” (1949)

6 weeks:

54. Fred Astaire “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936)
55. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
56. Ella Fitzgerald “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938)
57. Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (1947)
58. Nat “King” Cole “Nature Boy” (1948)
59. Jimmy Dorsey “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” (1941)
60. Bing Crosby “Sunday, Monday or Always” (1943)

61. Kitty Kallen “Little Things Mean a Lot” (1954)
62. Sammy Kaye “Daddy” (1941)
63. Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra “There Are Such Things” (1942)
64. Kay Starr “Wheel of Fortune” (1952)
65. Helen Forrest with Dick Haymes “Long Ago and Far Away” (1944)
66. Vic Damon “You’re Breaking My Heart” (1949)
67. The Pied Pipers “Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)” (1945)
68. Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” (1950)
69. Frankie Masters “Scatter-Brain” (1939)
70. Shep Fields with Charles Chester “Did I Remember?” (1936)

71. Guy & Lebert Lombardo “It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane” (1937)
72. Guy Lombardo “Boo Hoo” (1937)
73. Horace Heidt with Lysbeth Hughes & Larry Cotton “Ti-Pi-Tin” (1938)
74. Kay Kyser “There’ll Be Bluebirds Over the Cliffs of Dover” (1941)
75. Kay Kyser & Michael Douglas “Ole Buttermilk Sky” (1946)
76. Les Baxter “The Poor People of Paris” (1956)
77. Tony Bennett “Stranger in Paradise” (1953)
78. Billy Vaughn “Melody of Love” (1954)
79. Dinah Shore “The Anniversary Song” (1947)
80. Bing Crosby “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” (1950)

5 weeks:

81. Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Cheek to Cheek” (1935)
82. Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
83. Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” (1956)
84. Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
85. Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads “Cry” (1951)
86. Les Paul & Mary Ford “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” (1953)
87. Bill Snyder “Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered” (1950)
88. Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Julie Conway “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” (1942)
89. Al Donahue with Paula Kelly “Jeepers Creepers” (1938)
90. Guy & Carmen Lombardo “September in the Rain” (1937)

91. Shep Fields with Hal Derwin “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” (1939)
92. Judy Garland “The Trolley Song” (1944)
93. Glenn Miller “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me” (1942)
94. Sonny James “Young Love” (1956)
95. Tommy Dorsey with Cliff Weston “Alone” (1936)
96. Alvino Rey with Bill Schallen & Skeets Herfurt “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (1942)
97. Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly “Is It True What They Say About Dixie” (1936)
98. Perry Como & the Ramblers “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” (1952)
99. Glenn Miller “You and I” (1941)
100. Glenn Miller “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)

101. Dorsey Brothers with Bob Eberly “Chasing Shadows” (1935)
102. Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle “Careless” (1940)
103. Joni James “Why Don’t You Believe Me” (1952)
104. Frank Chacksfield “Ebb Tide” (1953)
105. Harry James with Kitty Kallen “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” (1945)
106. Perry Como “Round and Round” (1957)
107. Gordon Jenkins with Mary Lou Williams “Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered” (1950)
108. The Pied Pipers “The Trolley Song” (1944)


Resources and Related Links:
  • Your Hit Parade (database of every song to hit the chart from 1935-55. Includes peak position, weeks at #1, and weeks total on the chart)
  • Bruce C. Elrod (editor) (1994). Your Hit Parade & American Top 10 Hits: A Week-by-Week Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Music, 1935-1994. Popular Culture, Ink.: Ann Arbor, MI.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Top 100 Songs from 1940-1949

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 10/26/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1940-1949

These are the top 100 songs from the 1940s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

Check out other “songs of the decade” lists here.

1. “White Christmas” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1942)
2. “Stardust” Artie Shaw (1941)
3. “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Gene Autry (1949)
4. “Sentimental Journey” Les Brown with Doris Day (1945)
5. “Paper Doll” The Mills Brothers (1943)
6. “As Time Goes By” Dooley Wilson (1942)
7. “Near You” Francis Craig with Bob Lamm (1947)
8. “I’ll Never Smile Again” Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (1940)
9. “Chattanooga Choo Choo” Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & the Four Modernaires (1941)
10. “The Christmas Song” Nat “King” Cole (1946)

11. “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” Vaughn Monroe (1949)
12. “Swinging on a Star” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra & the Williams Brothers Quartet (1944)
13. “Body and Soul” Coleman Hawkins (1940)
14. “Buttons and Bows” Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys (1948)
15. “When You Wish Upon a Star” Cliff Edwards (1940)
16. “Peg O’ My Heart” The Harmonicats (1947)
17. “I’ll Be Seeing You” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (1944)
18. “Frenesi” Artie Shaw (1940)
19. “The Gypsy” The Ink Spots (1946)
20. “I’ve Heard That Song Before” Harry James with Helen Forrest (1943)

21. “Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)” Woody Herman (1941)
22. “Some Enchanted Evening” Perry Como (1949)
23. “For Me and My Gal” Judy Garland & Gene Kelly (1942)
24. “Don’t Fence Me In” Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (1944)
25. “Take the ‘A’ Train” Duke Ellington (1941)
26. “Twelfth Street Rag” Pee Wee Hunt (1948)
27. “Nature Boy” Nat “King” Cole with Frank DeVol (1948)
28. “Till the End of Time” Perry Como (1945)
29. “This Land Is Your Land” Woody Guthrie (1944)
30. “You’ll Never Know” Dick Haymes with the Song Spinners (1943)

31. “That Old Black Magic” Glenn Miller with Skip Nelson (1943)
32. “Rum and Coca-Cola” The Andrews Sisters (1945)
33. “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1941)
34. “Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive” Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers (1945)
35. “Heartaches” Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner (1947)
36. “Pistol Packin’ Mama” Al Dexter (1943)
37. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Vaughn Monroe (1945)
38. “Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen (1944)
39. “Ballerina” Vaughn Monroe (1947)
40. “I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover” Art Mooney (1948)

41. “Sunday, Monday or Always” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1943)
42. “I’ll Get By As Long As I Have You” Harry James with Dick Haymes (1944)
43. “Cruising Down the River” Blue Barron & His Orchestra (1949)
44. “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers (1945)
45. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hank Williams (1949)
46. “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Julie Conway (1942)
47. “Moonlight Cocktail” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (1942)
48. “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & Marion Hutton (1942)
49. “People Will Say We’re In Love” Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (1943)
50. “Oh What It Seemed to Be” Frankie Carle with Marjorie Hughes (1946)

51. “There! I’ve Said It Again” Vaughn Monroe (1945)
52. “That Lucky Old Sun” Frankie Laine with Judd Conlon’s Rhythmaires, Harry Geller’s Orchestra, & Carl Fischer Orchestra (1949)
53. “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” The Nat “King” Cole Trio (1946)
54. “Tangerine” Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1942)
55. “Daddy” Sammy Kaye (1941)
56. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” The Andrews Sisters (1941)
57. “God Bless the Child” Billie Holiday (1941)
58. “Tuxedo Junction” Glenn Miller (1940)
59. “The Trolley Song” Judy Garland (1944)
60. “Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread” Glenn Miller (1940)

61. “The Woodpecker Song” Glenn Miller with Marion Hutton (1940)
62. “It Might As Well Be Spring” Dick Haymes (1945)
63. “There Are Such Things” Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (1942)
64. “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me” Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & the Modernaires (1942)
65. “Manana Is Soon Enough for Me” Peggy Lee (1948)
66. “To Each His Own” Eddy Howard (1946)
67. “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette” Tex Williams (1947)
68. “Taking a Chance on Love” Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest (1940)
69. “Now Is the Hour (Māori Farewell Song)” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1948)
70. “Long Ago and Far Away” Helen Forrest with Dick Haymes (1944)

71. “You’re Breaking My Heart” Vic Damone (1949)
72. “Shoo-Shoo Baby” The Andrews Sisters (1943)
73. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (1943)
74. “Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1941)
75. “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” Benny Goodman with Louise Tobim (1941)
76. “Move on Up a Little Higher” Mahalia Jackson (1948)
77. “You Always Hurt the One You Love” The Mills Brothers (1944)
78. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (1947)
79. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” The Ink Spots (1943)
80. “If I Loved You” Perry Como (1945)

81. “Boogie Chillen” John Lee Hooker (1949)
82. “A Tree in the Meadow” Margaret Whiting (1948)
83. “Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)” The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston (1945)
84. “My Funny Valentine” Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor (1945)
85. “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” The Andrews Sisters (1949)
86. “Mule Train” Frankie Laine & the Muleskinners (1949)
87. “A Little Bird Told Me” Evelyn Knight & Stardusters (1948)
88. “I Had the Craziest Dream” Harry James with Helen Forrest (1943)
89. “Laura” Woody Herman (1945)
90. “I’ll Walk Alone” Dinah Shore (1944)

91. “You Are My Sunshine” Jimmie Davis (1940)
92. “Imagination” Glenn Miller (1940)
93. “Maria Elena” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly (1941)
94. “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition ” Kay Kyser with Glee Club (1942)
95. “Five Minutes More” Frank Sinatra (1946)
96. “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & the Sportsment Glee Club (1943)
97. “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” Bing Crosby with the Les Brown Trio (1945)
98. “On a Slow Boat to China” Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood (1948)
99. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (1949)
100. “A String of Pearls” Glenn Miller (1942)

Top 100 Songs from 1950-1959

First posted 5/3/2011; last updated 10/26/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1950-1959

These are the top 100 songs from the 1950s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

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1. “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” Bill Haley & His Comets (1954)
2. “Mack the Knife” Bobby Darin (1959)
3. “Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis Presley (1956)
4. “Heartbreak Hotel” Elvis Presley (1956)
5. “Hound Dog” Elvis Presley (1956)
6. “Jailhouse Rock” Elvis Presley (1957)
7. “Johnny B. Goode” Chuck Berry (1958)
8. “Tennessee Waltz” Patti Page (1950)
9. “All Shook Up” Elvis Presley (1957)
10. “What’d I Say” Ray Charles (1959)

11. “All I Have to Do Is Dream” The Everly Brothers (1958)
12. “That’ll Be the Day” Buddy Holly & the Crickets (1957)
13. “How High the Moon” Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951)
14. “Goodnight Irene” The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (1950)
15. “I Only Have Eyes for You” The Flamingos (1959)
16. “Great Balls of Fire” Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
17. “Blue Suede Shoes” Carl Perkins (1956)
18. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
19. “You Belong to Me” Jo Stafford (1952)
20. “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” The Penguins (1954)

21. “Love Me Tender” Elvis Presley (1956)
22. “Mona Lisa” Nat “King” Cole (1950)
23. “Tutti Frutti” Little Richard (1955)
24. “Sixteen Tons” Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)
25. “At the Hop” Danny & the Juniors (1957)
26. “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (1956)
27. “Blueberry Hill” Fats Domino (1956)
28. “You Send Me” Sam Cooke (1957)
29. “La Bamba” Ritchie Valens (1958)
30. “Peggy Sue” Buddy Holly & the Crickets (1957)

31. “The Battle of New Orleans” Johnny Horton (1959)
32. “The Great Pretender” The Platters (1955)
33. “I Walk the Line” Johnny Cash (1956)
34. “Diana” Paul Anka (1957)
35. “Wake Up Little Susie” The Everly Brothers (1957)
36. “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)” Domenico Modugno (1958)
37. “Maybellene” Chuck Berry (1955)
38. “Tom Dooley” The Kingston Trio (1958)
39. “In the Still of the Nite” The Five Satins (1956)
40. “The Little Drummer Boy” Harry Simeone Chorale (1958)

41. “Cry” Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads (1951)
42. “Only You (And You Alone)” The Platters (1955)
43. “Bye Bye Love” The Everly Brothers (1957)
44. “Tequila” The Champs (1958)
45. “Singing the Blues” Guy Mitchell (1956)
46. “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” Elvis Presley (1957)
47. “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” Les Paul & Mary Ford (1953)
48. “Summertime Blues” Eddie Cochran (1958)
49. “The Yellow Rose of Texas” Mitch Miller Chorus (1955)
50. “That’s All Right, Mama” Elvis Presley (1954)

51. “Secret Love” Doris Day (1954)
52. “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” The Platters (1958)
53. “It’s All in the Game” Tommy Edwards (1951)
54. “The Third Man Theme” Anton Karas (1950)
55. Sh-Boom” The Chords (1954)
56. “Shout (Parts 1 and 2)” The Isley Brothers (1959)
57. “Mr. Sandman” The Chordettes (1954)
58. “April in Paris” Count Basie (1955)
59. “Where Is Your Heart (Song from ‘Moulin Rouge’)” Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders (1953)
60. “Love Letters in the Sand” Pat Boone (1957)

61. “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Big Joe Turner (1954)
62. “Be-Bop-A-Lula” Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (1958)
63. “Ain’t That a Shame” Fats Domino (1955)
64. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” Hank Williams (1953)
65. “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Bill Snyder (1950)
66. “Long Tall Sally” Little Richard (1956)
67. “Sincerely” The McGuire Sisters (1954)
68. “Too Young” Nat “King” Cole (1951)
69. “Bo Diddley” Bo Diddley (1955)
70. “Little Things Mean a Lot” Kitty Kallen (1954)

71. “Because of You” Tony Bennett (1951)
72. “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” Perez “Prez” Prado (1955)
73. “Kansas City” Wibert Harrison (1959)
74. “El Paso” Marty Robbins (1959)
75. “Crying in the Chapel” The Orioles (1953)
76. “Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” Doris Day (1956)
77. “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” The Four Aces (1955)
78. “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” Vera Lynn (1952)
79. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Jimmy Boyd (1952)
80. “He’ll Have to Go” Jim Reeves (1959)

81. “Wheel of Fortune” Kay Starr (1952)
82. “Take Five” Dave Brubeck (1959)
83. “Autumn Leaves” Roger Williams (1955)
84. “The Ballad of Davy Crocket” Bill Hayes (1955)
85. “Tenderly” Rosemary Clooney (1952)
86. “The Doggie in the Window” Patti Page (1953)
87. “Young Love” Sonny James (1956)
88. “Cold, Cold Heart” Hank Williams (1951)
89. “Donna” Ritchie Valens (1958)
90. “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” The Chipmunks (1958)

91. “Come Go with Me” The Dell-Vikings (1957)
92. “Hey There” Rosemary Clooney (1954)
93. “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” Red Foley (1950)
94. “Good Golly Miss Molly” Little Richard (1958)
95. “Roll Over Beethoven” Chuck Berry (1956)
96. “Wanted” Perry Como (1954)
97. “Rocket 88” Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (1951)
98. “My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)” The Platters (1956)
99. “Venus” Frankie Avalon (1959)
100. “Who’s Sorry Now?” Connie Francis (1958)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Dave's Music Database: Song of the Year (1900-2020)

First posted 3/31/2019; updated 10/25/2020.

DMDB Song of the Year:

1900-2020

These are the best songs for each year from 1900 to present, according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are determined by aggregating multiple best-of lists along with chart data, sales figures, radio and video airplay, and streams.

Australia: Top 100 Songs

First posted 10/23/2020; updated 10/25/2020.

Australia:

Top 100 Songs

This list is focused only on songs by Australian acts. It was compiled by aggregating more than 20 lists and also integrating chart data, such as songs which reached #1 in Australia, America, and the UK. Sources are at the bottom of the page.

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1. Men at Work “Down Under” (1981)
2. Midnight Oil “Beds Are Burning” (1987)
3. The Easybeats “Friday on My Mind” (1966)
4. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
5. John Farnham “You’re the Voice” (1986)
6. Cold Chisel “Khe Sanh” (1978)
7. Hunters & Collectors “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (1984)
8. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)
9. Icehouse “Great Southern Land” (1982)
10. INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” (1987)

11. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
12. AC/DC “It’s a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock N’ Roll” (1975)
13. INXS “Need You Tonight” (1987)
14. Daddy Cool “Eagle Rock” (1971)
15. Divinyls “I Touch Myself” (1990)
16. Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl” (1981)
17. Kylie Minogue “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001)
18. Silverchair “Tomorrow” (1994)
19. Jimmy Barnes “Working Class Man” (1985)
20. Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (1986)

21. Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (1997)
22. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)
23. Daryl Braithwaite “The Horses” (1991)
24. AC/DC “Back in Black” (1980)
25. Olivia Newton John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978)
26. Australian Crawl “Reckless (Don’t Be So)” (1983)
27. AC/DC “Highway to Hell” (1979)
28. Redgum “I Was Only Nineteen” (1983)
29. Tones and I “Dance Monkey” (2019)
30. Kylie Minogue “The Loco-Motion” (1987)

31. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (1981)
32. The Church “Under the Milky Way” (1986)
33. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
34. Moving Pictures “What About Me?” (1982)
35. Goanna “Solid Rock” (1982)
36. Jet “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (2003)
37. Yothu Yindi “Treaty” (1991)
38. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
39. INXS “What You Need” (1985)
40. Men at Work “Who Can It Be Now?” (1981)

41. Bee Gees “Tragedy” (1979)
42. Powderfinger “My Happiness” (2000)
43. Icehouse “Electric Blue” (1987)
44. Kylie Minogue “I Should Be So Lucky” (1987)
45. Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon” (1988)
46. AC/DC “Thunderstruck” (1990)
47. Andy Gibb “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (1977)
48. Vance Joy “Riptide” (2013)
49. Paul Kelly “To Her Door” (1987)
50. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)

51. Russell Morris “The Real Thing” (1969)
52. Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016)
53. Little River Band “Help Is on Its Way” (1977)
54. Frank Ifield with Norrie Paramor “I Remember You” (1962)
55. Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing” (1976)
56. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta with Grease Cast “Summer Nights” (1978)
57. John Paul Young “Love Is in the Air” (1978)
58. Sherbet “Howzat” (1976)
59. Bee Gees “Too Much Heaven” (1979)
60. Savage Garden “I Knew I Loved You” (1999)

61. Midnight Oil “Power and the Passion” (1982)
62. Bee Gees “Jive Walkin’” (1975)
63. INXS “Original Sin” (1983)
64. Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014)
65. Olivia Newton-John with Electric Light Orchestra “Xanadu” (1980)
66. INXS “New Sensation” (1987)
67. Pseudo Echo “Funky Town” (1986)
68. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (2014)
69. Olivia Newton-John “Magic” (1980)
70. Helen Reddy “I Am Woman” (1972)

71. Split Enz “I Got You” (1980)
72. Sia “Chandelier” (2014)
73. Olivia Newton-John “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (1978)
74. Savage Garden “I Want You” (1996)
75. The Seekers “Georgy Girl” (1966)
76. The Living End “Prisoner of Society” (1997)
77. Slim Dusty “Pub with No Beer” (1957)
78. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Into My Arms” (1997)
79. Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)
80. Little River Band “Cool Change” (1979)

81. The Models “Out of Mind, Out of Sight” (1985)
82. Joe Dolce “Shaddup Your Face” (1981)
83. The Seekers “I’ll Never Find Another You” (1965)
84. 5 Seconds of Summer “Youngblood” (2018)
85. Gang Gajang “Sounds of Then (This Is Australia)” (1985)
86. Silverchair “Straight Lines” (2007)
87. Midnight Oil “Blue Sky Mine” (1990)
88. David Guetta with Sia “Titanium” (2012)
89. Sia “Elastic Heart” (2015)
90. Icehouse “Crazy” (1987)

91. Stevie Wright “Evie” (1974)
92. 5 Seconds of Summer “She Looks So Perfect” (2014)
93. The Choirboys “Run to Paradise” (1987)
94. INXS with Jimmy Barnes “Good Times” (1987)
95. The Angels “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” (1977)
96. Air Supply “All Out of Love” (1980)
97. Bee Gees “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” (1971)
98. INXS “Suicide Blonde” (1990)
99. The Seekers “The Carnival Is Over” (1965)
100. Olivia Newton-John “A Little More Love” (1978)


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Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” spent 26th week atop the airplay chart

First posted 12/7/2020.

Blinding Lights

The Weeknd

Writer(s): Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter (see lyrics here)


Released: November 29, 2019


Peak: 14 US, 17 RR, 2 AC, 120 A40, 14 RB, 18 UK, 17 CN, 18 AU (Click for codes to singles charts.)


Sales (in millions): 1.0 US, 1.8 UK, 6.67 world (includes US + UK)


Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, 973.4 video, -- streaming

Awards: (Click on award for more details).

About the Song:

The grandaddy of charts is the Billboard Hot 100 which tracks the top songs in the U.S. every week across all genres. The chart pulls information from radio airplay, digital sales, and streaming data. On April 4, 2019, The Weeknd topped the Hot 100 with “Blinding Lights.” Two weeks later, it landed atop the airplay chart where it spent 26 weeks. Those six months at #1 were more than any other song in the history of the charts from 1890 to present has spent atop any of the major pop charts. See the DMDB page “USA: Biggest #1 Pop Songs” for more detail.

The song also set a record for more weeks in the top 5 than any other song in the history of the Hot 100 when it eclipsed the 28 weeks spent in the upper regions by the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” SF The song topped the chart in 34 countries. It was the fifth #1 song in the United States for Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd. He collaborated with Swedish songwriter and producer Max Martin, who’d worked with Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift. The pair had worked together before, most notably on the Weeknd’s #1 hit “Can’t Feel My Face.”

The song is about the rekindling of a relationship in which the Weeknd sings about how he isn’t at peace unless he’s with his woman. He’s likely referring to model Bella Hadid, who he broke up with in 2016, but reunited with in 2019. SF

Consequence of Sound, which named it the best song of 2020, praised its “melodic romance waxed over a blockbuster riff.” WK The Evening Standard’s David Smyth called it a “glorious blast of air punching Eighties synth pop.” WK Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow called it “the best New Wave song this side of Duran Duran.” WK


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Friday, October 23, 2020

VH1 Top 100 Songs

Last updated 10/23/2020.

VH1:

Top 100 Songs

The music television channel VH1 has done a variety of “100 Greatest” shows over the years. The song lists at the bottom of this page have been consolidated into an aggregate list by Dave’s Music Database.

Click here to see other lists from publications and/or organizations.

1. Salt-N-Pepa “Push It” (1987)
2. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
3. Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry “Walk This Way” (1986)
4. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1983)
5. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
6. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
7. Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” (1993)
8. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
9. Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (1989)
10. Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1988)

11. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
12. Prince Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984)
13. Michael Jackson “Beat It” (1983)
14. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long” (1980)
15. Van Halen “Jump” (1984)
16. Naughty by Nature “O.P.P.” (1991)
17. Cyndi Lauper “Time after Time” (1983)
18. M.C. Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)
19. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1988)
20. The Clash “London Calling” (1979)

21. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)
22. The Rolling Stones “Start Me Up” (1981)
23. U2 “One” (1992)
24. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
25. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
26. Madonna “Like a Virgin” (1984)
27. TLC “Waterfalls” (1994)
28. Sir Mix-A-Lot “Baby Got Back” (1992)
29. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (1995)
30. R.E.M. “Losing My Religion” (1991)

31. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” (1986)
32. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
33. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)
34. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
35. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
36. The Kingsmen “Louie Louie” (1963)
37. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1991)
38. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
39. C + C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat” (1990)
40. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (1986)

41. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock “It Takes Two” (1988)
42. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1996)
43. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
44. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” (1992)
45. Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’” (1981)
46. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
47. Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” (1999)
48. The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” (1981)
49. Fugees “Killing Me Softly” (1996)
50. Janet Jackson “Nasty” (1986)

51. Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” (1984)
52. Queen with David Bowie “Under Pressure” (1981)
53. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
54. Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go for That” (No Can Do)” (1981)
55. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
56. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” (1982)
57. Beck “Loser” (1993)
58. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)
59. House of Pain “Jump Around” (1992)
60. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)

61. Digital Underground “The Humpty Dance” (1990)
62. James Brown “I Got You” (I Feel Good)” (1965)
63. Rick James “Super Freak” (1981)
64. Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” (1999)
65. Prince “Little Red Corvette” (1983)
66. Nelly “Hot in Herre” (2002)
67. REO Speedwagon “Keep on Loving You” (1980)
68. Modern English “I Melt with You” (1983)
69. Ice Cube “It Was a Good Day” (1993)
70. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)

71. Metallica “Enter Sandman” (1991)
72. Young MC “Bust a Move” (1989)
73. Eminem “My Name Is”“ (1999)
74. Chic “Good Times” (1979)
75. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
76. Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (1997)
77. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
78. Radiohead “Creep” (1993)
79. Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” (1974)
80. Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” (1969)

81. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1994)
82. Hanson “Mmmbop” (1997)
83. Cypress Hill “Insane in the Brain” (1993)
84. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1979)
85. The Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy & Mase “Mo Money, Mo Problems” (1997)
86. Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (1984)
87. George Michael “Faith” (1987)
88. John Cougar Mellencamp “Jack and Diane” (1982)
89. Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” (1983)
90. Geto Boys “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” (1991)

91. Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)
92. Culture Club “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” (1982)
93. LL Cool J “Mama Said Knock You Out” (1991)
94. Tone Loc “Wild Thing” (1988)
95. Oasis “Wonderwall” (1995)
96. Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” (1988)
97. Cher “Believe” (1998)
98. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” (1982)
99. Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)
100. Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)


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