|First posted 4/8/2020.|
Song of the Year, 1951-1998
Rock critic Dave Marsh published Book of Rock Lists in 1981. It included lists of the best songs each year from 1955 to 1980. You can see the full lists for each year here. The #1 songs from each year are listed below.
In 1989, Marsh published The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made, the book I attribute to starting my fascination with music lists. A new edition in 1998 added another 101 songs to the original list. To determine the songs of the year from 1951-1954 and 1981-1998, the songs appearing in either addition of Heart of Rock & Soul were ranked based on overall status in Dave’s Music Database. Here are the results:
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