Friday, December 31, 1999

David A. Jasen: The Top 500 Songs from 1899-1999

First posted 3/29/2021.

David A. Jasen:

The Top 500 Songs from 1899-1999

David A. Jasen’s book A Century of American Popular Music collects 2000 songs from the 20th century. It is an alphabetical listing of song titles, their songwriters, and the year the song was written. You can see the list here.

The list is unranked, but Dave’s Music Database has ranked the songs from Jasen’s book based on their overall status in the DMDB. The results posted here are for the top 500 songs.

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1. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (1942)
2. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
3. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
4. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
5. Bill Haley & the Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
6. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
7. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
8. John Lennon “Imagine” (1971)
9. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
10. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)

11. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
12. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
13. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
14. Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911)
15. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
16. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
17. Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)
18. Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1956)
19. Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
20. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)

21. Otis Redding “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” (1968)
22. The Beatles “Yesterday” (1965)
23. Elvis Presley “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956)
24. Elvis Presley “Don’t Be Cruel” (1956)
25. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
26. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
27. Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
28. Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” (1956)
29. Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Night and Day” (1932)
30. Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)
31. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Cheek to Cheek” (1935)

32. The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun” (1964)
33. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
34. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927)
35. Glenn Miller Orchestra “In the Mood” (1939)
36. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
37. Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
38. Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
39. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1965)
40. Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)

41. The American Quartet “Over There” (1917)
42. Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
43. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
44. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
45. Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (1906)
46. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
47. Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
48. Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” (1958)
49. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
50. Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984)

51. Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967)
52. Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Whispering” (1920)
53. Artie Shaw “Stardust” (1941)
54. Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (1925)
55. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
56. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972)
57. The Doors “Light My Fire” (1967)
58. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)
59. The Kingsmen “Louie Louie” (1963)
60. Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911)

61. Al Jolson “April Showers” (1922)
62. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
63. Gene Autry with the Pinafores “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949)
64. The Temptations “My Girl” (1964)
65. Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra “Pennies from Heaven” (1936)
66. USA for Africa “We Are the World” (1985)
67. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
68. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
69. Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936)
70. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (1904)

71. Rod Stewart “Maggie May” (1971)
72. Haydn Quartet “In the Good Old Summertime” (1903)
73. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1995)
74. Billy Murray “Give My Regards to Broadway” (1905)
75. Les Brown with Doris Day “Sentimental Journey” (1945)
76. Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
77. American Quartet “Moonlight Bay” (1912)
78. Elvis Presley “All Shook Up“ (1957)
79. Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)
80. Harry MacDonough with Miss Walton “Shine on Harvest Moon” (1909)

81. Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (1910)
82. The Everly Brothers “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1958)
83. The Beatles “She Loves You” (1963)
84. Nat “King” Cole “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (1946)
85. Al Jolson “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)” (1913)
86. The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (1966)
87. Michael Jackson “Beat It” (1982)
88. The Mills Brothers “Paper Doll” (1942)
89. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
90. Artthur Collins “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” (1902)

91. Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966)
92. Santana & Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
93. Billy Murray “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis” (1904)
94. Henry Burr with Albert Campbell “Till We Meet Again” (1919)
95. Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (BB: 1920)
96. Elvis Presley “It’s Now or Never” (1960)
97. Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard “All the Things You Are” (1939)
98. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
99. Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World” (1967)
100. Simon and Garfunkel “The Sounds of Silence” (1965)


101. Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & the Four Modernaires “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (1941)
102. Fats Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
103. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
104. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
105. Buddy Holly and The Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (1957)
106. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
107. Byron Harlan “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” (1907)
108. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
109. Isham Jones “It Had to Be You” (1924)
110. Chauncey Olcott “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” (1913)

111. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Proud Mary” (1969)
112. Cliff Edwards “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (1928)
113. Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)
114. Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)
115. Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
116. The Rolling Stones “Honky Tonk Women” (1969)
117. George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (1970)
118. Marion Harris “Tea for Two” (1925)
119. Paul Robeson “Ol’ Man River” (1928)
120. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers “I’ll Never Smile Again” (1940)

121. Billy Murray “Yankee Doodle Boy” (1905)
122. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
123. Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra & Williams Brothers Quartet “Swinging on a Star” (1944)
124. Dooley Wilson “As Time Goes By” (1942)
125. Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (1933)
126. The Weavers “Goodnight Irene” (1950)
127. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982)
128. Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (1947)
129. Coolio with L.V. “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995)
130. Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys “Buttons and Bows” (1948)

131. The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (1947)
132. Les Paul with Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (1951)
133. Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
134. Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
135. Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
136. Ben Selvin “Happy Days Are Here Again” (1930)
137. Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973)
138. Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (1918)
139. John McCormack “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (1915)
140. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” (1986)

141. Del Shannon “Runaway” (1961)
142. Blondie “Call Me” (1980)
143. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
144. Duke Ellington “Mood Indigo” (1931)
145. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
146. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
147. Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson” (1968)
148. Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (1918)
149. Al Jolson “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (1918)
150. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1968)

151. George Olsen with Fran Frey, Bob Rice, & Edward Joyce “Always” (1926)
152. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (1981)
153. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
154. American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones” (1910)
155. Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
156. Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
157. Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968)
158. Byron Harlan “My Gal Sal” (1907)
159. Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” (1956)
160. The Archies “Sugar, Sugar” (1969)

161. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
162. Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
163. Harry MacDonough “Down by the Old Mill Stream” (1911)
164. The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
165. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
166. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1969)
167. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
168. The Mamas & the Papas “California Dreamin’” (1966)
169. Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “Deep Purple” (1939)
170. Rudy Vallee “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)

171. The Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin” (1967)
172. Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Frenesi” (1940)
173. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973)
174. The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” (1966)
175. Ben Selvin “Blue Skies” (1927)
176. Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (1952)
177. Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (1949)
178. Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944)
179. Henry Burr “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” (1909)
180. Byron Harlan “Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie” (1906)

181. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973)
182. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)
183. Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent “Blue Moon” (1935)
184. Cher “Believe” (1998)
185. The Beatles “Help!” (1964)
186. Little Jack Little “I’m in the Mood for Love” (1935)
187. Red Nichols “I Got Rhythm” (1930)
188. Ted Lewis “On the Sunny Side of the Street” (1930)
189. The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
190. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” (1956)

191. Nat “King” Cole “Mona Lisa” (1950)
192. Danny & the Juniors “At the Hop” (1957)
193. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978)
194. Haydn Quartet “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet” (1909)
195. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust” (1980)
196. Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
197. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
198. Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
199. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
200. Irene Cara “Flashdance...What a Feelin’” (1983)


201. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
202. Billy Murray “In My Merry Oldsmobile” (1905)
203. Madonna “Like a Virgin” (1984)
204. Van & Schenck “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (1921)
205. George Michael “Careless Whisper” (1984)
206. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me” (1987)
207. Ben Bernie “Sweet Georgia Brown” (1925)
208. Nick Lucas “Tip Toe Through the Tulips” (1929)
209. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
210. Woody Herman “Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)” (1941)

211. Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (1943)
212. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
213. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
214. The Rolling Stones “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1968)
215. Judy Garland with Gene Kelly “For Me and My Gal” (1942)
216. Sam Cooke “You Send Me” (1957)
217. Van & Schenck “Carolina in the Morning” (1923)
218. Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
219. Gertrude Lawrence “Someone to Watch Over Me” (1927)
220. Gene Austin “My Melancholy Baby” (1928)

221. The Beatles with Billy Preston “Get Back” (1969)
222. Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline “They Didn't Believe Me” (1915)
223. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (1983)
224. Gene Austin “Bye Bye Blackbird” (1926)
225. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
226. The Knack “My Sharona” (1979)
227. Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” (1983)
228. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961)
229. Kool & the Gang “Celebration” (1980)
230. The Platters “The Great Pretender” (1955)

231. The Beatles “Something” (1969)
232. The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (1960)
233. Al Jolson “California Here I Come” (1924)
234. Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Don’t Fence Me In” (1944)
235. Tina Turner “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” (1984)
236. Johnny Horton “The Battle of New Orleans” (1959)
237. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
238. Men at Work “Down Under” (1981)
239. Henry Burr (as Irving Gillette) “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree” (1905)
240. Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” (1958)

241. The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965)
242. The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1964)
243. Arthur Fields “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” (1918)
244. Louis Armstrong “All of Me” (1932)
245. Pee Wee Hunt “Twelfth Street Rag” (1948)
246. The Beatles “Penny Lane” (1967)
247. Buddy Holly & the Crickets “Peggy Sue” (1957)
248. Earl Burtnett with Harry Richman “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1930)
249. Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter “Yes sir! That’s My Baby” (1925)
250. Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (1972)

251. Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love’ (1961)
252. Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (1984)
253. Victor Orchestra “The Glow-Worm” (1908)
254. Domenico Modugno “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)” 1958)
255. Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (1937)
256. Paul Whiteman “The Japanese Sandman” (1920)
257. The Platters “Only You (And You Alone)” (1955)
258. The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
259. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
260. TLC “Waterfalls” (1995)

261. Ray Noble “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (1936)
262. Billy Jones “Yes! We Have No Bananas” (1923)
263. The Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie” (1957)
264. Harry James Orchestra with Frank Sinatra “All or Nothing at All” (1939)
265. Bob Dylan “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963)
266. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
267. The Knickerbocker Quartet “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” (1917)
268. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
269. Little Eva Little Eva “The Loco-Motion” (1962)
270. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)

271. Marion Harris “The Man I Love” (1928)
272. The Five Satins “In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)” (1956)
273. Chuck Berry “Maybellene” (1955)
274. Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” (1982)
275. Three Dog Night “Joy to the World” (1970)
276. Billy Murray “Harrigan” (1907)
277. The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (1960)
278. Heidelberg Quintet “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee” (1912)
279. Cliff Edwards (aka “Ukelele Ike”) “Singing’ in the Rain” (1929)
280. Bing Crosby with the Mills Brothers “Dinah” (1932)

281. Dick Haymes & the Song Spinners “You’ll Never Know” (1943)
282. Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “The Aba Daba Honeymoon” (1914)
283. Isaac Hayes “Theme from ‘Shaft’” (1971)
284. The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care” (1939)
285. Bing Crosby with Lani McIntyre & His Hawaiians “Sweet Leilani” (1937)
286. The Box Tops “The Letter” (1967)
287. Prince’s Orchestra “Ballin’ the Jack” (1914)
288. Carole King “It’s Too Late’ (1971)
289. Billie Holiday “Summertime” (1936)
290. Eddie Cantor “Makin’ Whoopee” (1929)

291. Duke Ellington “Sophisticated Lady” (1933)
292. The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” (1971)
293. Peerless Quartet “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” (1915)
294. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)
295. Lipps Inc. “Funkytown” (1980)
296. Dionne Warwick & Friends “That's What Friends Are For” (1985)
297. Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot “Ain’t She Sweet?” (1927)
298. Eddie Cantor “If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie” (1925)
299. The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” (1961)
300. Paul Whiteman “What’ll I Do?” (1924)


301. Paul Whiteman “My Mammy” (1921)
302. Ben Selvin “Manhattan” (1925)
303. Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)
304. Heidelberg Quintet “By the Beautiful Sea” (1914)
305. Wendell Hall “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’” (1924)
306. The Everly Brothers “Bye Bye Love” (1957)
307. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
308. Charles Harrison “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (1918)
309. Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (1923)
310. Mitch Miller “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (1955)

311. Arthur Collins “The Preacher and the Bear” (1905)
312. Ben Selvin “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (1919)
313. The Champs “Tequila” (1958)
314. Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (1993)
315. Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
316. Don Azpiazu with Arturo Machine “The Peanut Vendor (El Manicero)” (1930)
317. Billy Murray with the American Quartet “Oh You Beautiful Doll” (1911)
318. Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” (1967)
319. Ben Selvin “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)” (1922)
320. Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time” (1984)

321. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
322. Fleetwood Mac “Dreams” (1977)
323. Eddie Cantor “Margie” (1921)
324. Henry Burr “Beautiful Ohio” (1919)
325. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
326. Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads “Cry” (1951)
327. Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)
328. Victor Military Band “Poor Butterfly” (1917)
329. Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (1985)
330. The Beatles “Twist and Shout” (1963)

331. John Steel “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody” (1919)
332. Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again Naturally” (1972)
333. Steve Porter “A Bird in a Gilded Cage” (1900)
334. Bert Williams “Nobody” (1906)
335. Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” (1985)
336. Ted Lewis “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” (1932)
337. Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer “Tell Me Pretty Maiden” (1901)
338. Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (1966)
339. J.W. Myers “On a Sunday Afternoon” (1902)
340. Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner “Heartaches” (1947)

341. Guy Mitchell “Singing the Blues” (1956)
342. The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966)
343. Guy Lombardo “Winter Wonderland” (1934)
344. The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)
345. Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back” (1992)
346. The Chords “Sh-Boom” (1954)
347. Prince “Kiss” (1986)
348. Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1945)
349. Pat Boone “Love Letters in the Sand” (1957)
350. Vaughn Monroe “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (1945)

351. Wild Cherry “Play That Funky Music” (1976)
352. All-4-One “I Swear” (1994)
353. Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (1925)
354. Bruce Springsteen “Dancing in the Dark” (1984)
355. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
356. Arthur Gibbs & His Gang “Charleston” (1924)
357. Billy Medley with Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987)
358. Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)
359. Al Jolson “Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo-Bye!)” (1922)
360. Doris Day “Secret Love” (1954)

361. Henry Burr “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)” (1916)
362. B.J. Thomas “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (1969)
363. Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra “I Can’t Get Started” (1938)
364. Arthur Collins “Hello Ma Baby (Hello Ma Ragtime Gal)” (1899)
365. Gladys Knight & the Pips “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973)
366. Neil Young “Heart of Gold” (1972)
367. Henry Burr “My Buddy” (1922)
368. Percy Faith “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (1960)
369. Al Jolson with Ray Miller’s Orchestra “All Alone” (1925)
370. Henry Burr “When I Lost You” (1913)

371. The Beatles “All You Need Is Love” (1967)
372. Elvis Presley “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” (1957)
373. Don Bestor & His Orchestra with Dudley Mecum “42nd Street” (1933)
374. Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)
375. Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton “Lover” (1933)
376. Chic “Good Times” (1979)
377. Glenn Miller with Skip Nelson “That Old Black Magic” (1943)
378. Chauncey Olcott “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)” (1913)
379. Glenn Miller “Moonlight Serenade” (1939)
380. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1993)

381. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1972)
382. Walter Huston “September Song” (1939)
383. Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme” (1950)
384. Elsie Baker (aka "Edna Brown") “Missouri Waltz (Hush-A-Bye Ma Baby)” (1917)
385. Haydn Quartet “Bedelia” (1904)
386. George MacFarlane “Little Bit of Heaven, a (Shure, They Call It Ireland)” (1915)
387. Wayne King “Goodnight Sweetheart” (1931)
388. Paul Whiteman “Somebody Loves Me” (1924)
389. Diana Ross “Upside Down” (1980)
390. Art Mooney “I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover” (1948)

391. Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia” (1994)
392. Fats Waller “Honeysuckle Rose” (1935)
393. George Michael “Faith” (1987)
394. Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra “Ramona” (1928)
395. Ace of Base “The Sign” (1993)
396. The Chordettes “Mr. Sandman” (1954)
397. Elton John with Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)
398. Ruth Etting “Love Me or Leave Me” (1929)
399. The Turtles “Happy Together” (1967)
400. Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (1980)


401. "Whispering" Jack Smith “Me and My Shadow” (1927)
402. Byron G. Harlan “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” (1901)
403. The Rolling Stones “Angie” (1973)
404. Elsie Baker (aka "Edna Brown") “I Love You Truly” (1912)
405. Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (1984)
406. Fanny Brice with Rosario Bourdon’s Orchestra “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1922)
407. Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” (1945)
408. Jan Garber with Benny Davis “Baby Face” (1926)
409. The Monkees “Daydream Believer” (1967)
410. Harry MacDonough “Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)” (1903)

411. Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylor, & Austin Young “The Birth of the Blues” (1926)
412. Big Joe Turner “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (1954)
413. Tommy Edwards “It’s All in the Game” (1951)
414. Marion Harris “Look for the Silver Lining” (1921)
415. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (1982)
416. Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood “Let’s Fall in Love” (1934)
417. Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo “How Deep Is the Ocean?” (1932)
418. Ray Miller “The Sheik of Araby” (1922)
419. Ray Noble with Al Bowlly “The Very Thought of You” (1934)
420. George Olsen “Who?” (1926)

421. John Lennon “Just Like Starting Over” (1980)
422. Shep Fields with Bob Goday “That Old Feeling” (1937)
423. Vaughn Monroe “Ballerina (aka "Dance Ballerina Dance")” ()
424. Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (1979)
425. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993)
426. Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1978)
427. Fats Domino “Ain’t That a Shame” (1955)
428. Count Basie “April in Paris” (1956)
429. Isham Jones “Wabash Blues” (1921)
430. Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” (1979)

431. The Isley Brothers “Shout (Parts 1 and 2)” (1959)
432. The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” (1954)
433. Ted Lewis “All by Myself” (1921)
434. Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo “Stars Fell on Alabama” (1934)
435. Ada Jones with Billy Murray & American Quartet “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” (1911)
436. Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (1986)
437. Ethele Waters “Am I Blue?” (1929)
438. J. Geils Band “Centerfold” (1981)
439. The Byrds “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” (1965)
440. Bill Snyder “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” (1950)

441. Lionel Richie “Say You Say Me” (1985)
442. Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with Bob Crosby “Lullaby of Broadway” (1935)
443. Nat "King" Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra “Too Young” (1951)
444. The Temptations “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” (1971)
445. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
446. Jimmy Dean “Big Bad John” (1961)
447. Harry James with Dick Haymes “I’ll Get by As Long As I Have You” (1941)
448. Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (1973)
449. Brandy & Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (1998)
450. Tony Bennett with Percy Faith’s Orchestra “Because of You” (1951)

451. Blue Barron & His Orchestra “Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon” (1949)
452. Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (1970)
453. Tommy Dorsey “Once in a While” (1937)
454. Ted Lewis “When My Baby Smiles at Me” (1920)
455. Little Richard “Long Tall Sally” (1956)
456. Al Donahue with Paula Kelly “Jeepers Creepers” (1938)
457. The Four Seasons “Sherry” (1962)
458. Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & the Sportsmen Glee Club “People Will Say We’re in Love” (1943)
459. Paul Whiteman “Wang Wang Blues” (1920)
460. Mamie Smith “Crazy Blues” (1920)

461. Leo Reisman “What Is This Thing Called Love?” (1930)
462. Billy Murray “Pretty Baby” (1916)
463. Doris Day “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” (1956)
464. Ed Gallagher & Al Shean “Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean” (1922)
465. Ted Lewis “Lazy Bones” (1933)
466. Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” (1926)
467. Corrine Morgan & Haydn Quartet “Toyland” (1904)
468. Fanny Brice with Rosario Bourdon’s Orchestra “Second Hand Rose” (1922)
469. Anna Wheaton with James Harrod “Till the Clouds Roll By” (1917)
470. Red Nichols with Dick Robertson “Embraceable You” (1930)

471. Culture Club “Karma Chameleon” (1983)
472. Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl” (1981)
473. The Four Seasons “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962)
474. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream” (1983)
475. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
476. Al Jolson with Carl Fenton’s Orchestra “I’m Sitting on Top of the World” (1926)
477. Arthur Collins “Under the Bamboo Tree” (1902)
478. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps “Be-Bop-A-Lula” (1956)
479. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (1995)
480. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)

481. Vaughn Monroe “There! I’ve Said It Again” (1945)
482. Nora Bayes “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree” (1919)
483. Ted Weems “Somebody Stole My Gal” (1924)
484. Guy Lombardo with Weston Vaughn “Charmaine” (1927)
485. Shep Fields with Hal Derwin “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” (1939)
486. Bing Crosby with Victor Young’s Orchestra “Out of Nowhere” (1931)
487. Frankie Laine with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Geller’s Orchestra “That Lucky Old Sun” (1949)
488. Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975)
489. Elton John “Crocodile Rock” (1972)
490. Wilbert Harrison “Kansas City (aka "K.C. Lovin’")” (1959)

491. Chicago “If You Leave Me Now” (1976)
492. Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)” (1911)
493. Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle “Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1940)
494. Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (1955)
495. Cream “Sunshine of Your Love” (1967)
496. Hal Kemp with Bob Allen “Where or When” (1937)
497. Van McCoy “The Hustle” (1975)
498. Kitty Kallen with Jack Pleis’ Orchestra “Little Things Mean a Lot” (1954)
499. Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Down Where the Wurzburger Flows” (1902)
500. Louis Armstrong “West End Blues” (1928)


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USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1990-1999

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1990-1999

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1990 to 1999. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-present (RR)
Numbers following the letter codes indicate how many weeks the song spent at #1 on that chart.

Click here to access a full list of #1 songs from 1890 to present.


1990:

  1. 1/12: Michael Bolton “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?” (BB: 3, BA: 2, RR: 2)
  2. 1/20: Technotronic with Felly “Pump Up the Jam” (CB: 2)
  3. 1/26: Rod Stewart “Downtown Train” (CB: 1, RR: 1)

  4. 2/2: Paula Abdul with the Wild Pair “Opposites Attract” (BB: 3, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  5. 2/23: Janet Jackson “Escapade” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 4)
  6. 2/24: Seduction “Two to Make It Right” (CB: 1)

  7. 3/3: Roxette “Dangerous” (CB: 1)
  8. 3/23: Taylor Swift “Love Will Lead You Back” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  9. 3/24: Alannah Myles “Black Velvet” (BB: 2, CB: 2)

  10. 4/6: Jane Child “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love” (BA: 2, RR: 2)
  11. 4/14: Tommy Page “I’ll Be Your Everything” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  12. 4/20: Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  13. 5/11: Madonna “Vogue” (BB: 3< BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  14. 6/2: Heart “All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You” (CB: 1)
  15. 6/8: MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” (RR: 1)
  16. 6/9: Wilson Phillips “Hold On” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  17. 6/15: Roxette “It Must Have Been Love” (BB: 3, BA: 3, RR: 1)
  18. 6/22: New Kids on the Block “Step by Step” (BB: 3, BA: 1, CB: 5, RR: 2)

  19. 7/6: Glenn Medeiros with Bobby Brown “She Ain’t Worth It” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  20. 7/27: Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (BB: 4, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  21. 8/17: Janet Jackson “Come Back to Me” (BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  22. 8/24: Sweet Sensation “If Wishes Came True” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  23. 8/31: Wilson Phillips “Release Me” (BB: 2, BA: 3, RR: 3)

  24. 9/8: Jon Bon Jovi “Blaze of Glory” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  25. 9/21: Phil Collins “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” (BA: 2, RR: 2)
  26. 9/22: Prince “Thieves in the Temple” (CB: 1)
  27. 9/29: Nelson “Can’t Live Without Your Love and Affection” (BB: 1, CB: 1)

  28. 10/5: George Michael “Praying for Time” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  29. 10/6: Maxi Priest “Close to You” (BB: 1, BA: 1)
  30. 10/19: Janet Jackson “Black Cat” (BB: 1, RR: 1)
  31. 10/20: James Ingram “I Don’t Have the Heart” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  32. 11/2: Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  33. 11/10: Mariah Carey “Love Takes Time” (BB: 3, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  34. 11/30: Whitney Houston “I’m Your Baby Tonight” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  35. 12/7: Stevie B “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” (BB: 4, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  36. 12/21: Madonna “Justify My Love” (BB: 2, CB: 4, RR: 1)

1991:

  1. 1/5: Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do Without You” (BB: 3, BA: 7, CB: 1, RR: 3)
  2. 1/26: Surface “The First Time” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  3. 2/8: Whitney Houston “All the Man That I Need” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  4. 2/9: C + C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (BB: 2, CB: 2)
  5. 2/22: Mariah Carey “Someday” (BB: 4, BA: 10, CB: 2, RR: 4)

  6. 3/9: Timmy T “One More Try” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  7. 3/22: Gloria Estefan “Coming Out of the Dark” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  8. 3/29: Londonbeat “I’ve Been Thinking About You” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  9. 4/12: Wilson Phillips “You’re in Love” (BB: 1, RR: 1)
  10. 4/19: Amy Grant “Baby Baby” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  11. 5/4: Cathy Dennis “Touch Me All Night Long” (BA: 2, RR: 1)
  12. 5/11: Roxette “Joyride” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  13. 5/17: Mariah Carey “I Don’t Wanna Cry” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 3)
  14. 5/18: Hi-Five “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” (BB: 1)
  15. 5/18: C + C Music Factory “Here We Go” (CB: 1)
  16. 5/25: Rod Stewart “Rhythm of My Heart” (CB: 1)

  17. 6/1: Paula Abdul “Rush Rush” (BB: 8, BA: 9, CB: 3, RR: 5)
  18. 6/8: Extreme “More Than Words” (BB: 1, CB: 1)

  19. 7/12: EMF “Unbelievable” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  20. 7/19: Jesus Jones “Right Here Right Now” (CB: 1, RR: 1)
  21. 7/26: Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (BB: 7, BA: 8, CB: 6, RR: 6)

  22. 9/6: Paula Abdul “The Promise of a New Day” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  23. 9/13: Color Me Badd “I Adore Mi Amor” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  24. 10/4: Mariah Carey “Emotions” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  25. 10/5: Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch with Loleatta Holloway “Good Vibrations” (BB: 1)
  26. 10/25: Karyn White “Romantic” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  27. 11/8: Prince “Cream” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  28. 11/9: Bryan Adams “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” (CB: 1)
  29. 11/15: Michael Bolton “When a Man Loves a Woman” (BB; 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  30. 11/30: PM Dawn “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” (BB: 1)

  31. 12/6: Boyz II Men “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” (CB: 2, RR: 1)
  32. 12/7: Michael Jackson “Black or White” (BB: 7, BA: 4 CB: 4, RR: 2)

1992:

  1. 1/4: Color Me Badd “All 4 Love” (BB: 1, BA: 4)
  2. 1/10: Mariah Carey “Can’t Let Go” (CB: 1, RR: 3)
  3. 1/31: Prince “Diamonds and Pearls” (CB: 1, RR: 2)

  4. 2/1: George Michael with Elton John “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (live) (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  5. 2/1: Shanice “I Love Your Smile” (BA: 5, RR: 2)
  6. 2/8: Right Said Fred “I’m Too Sexy” (BB: 3)
  7. 2/22: Mr. Big “To Be With You” (BB: 3, CB: 5)
  8. 2/28: Michael Jackson “Remember the Time” (BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 3)

  9. 3/20: Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (BB: 5, BA: 8, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  10. 4/17: Mariah Carey “Make It Happen” (RR: 2)
  11. 4/25: Kris Kross “Jump” (BB: 8, CB: 3)
  12. 4/25: Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (CB: 1)

  13. 5/1: En Vogue “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 4)
  14. 5/16: Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (CB: 1)
  15. 5/29: Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” (CB: 1, RR: 2)

  16. 6/12: Mariah Carey “I’ll Be There” (live) (BB: 2, BA: 8, CB: 3, RR: 6)

  17. 7/4: Sir Mix-A-Lot “Baby Got Back” (BB: 5, CB: 4)
  18. 7/24: Madonna “This Used to Be My Playground” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 4)

  19. 8/8: TLC “Baby Baby Baby” (BA: 2)
  20. 8/15: Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (BB: 13, BA: 13, CB: 10, RR: 6)
  21. 8/22: Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” CB: 3)

  22. 10/2: Patty Smyth with Don Henley “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” (RR: 3)
  23. 10/23: PM Dawn “I’d Die Without You” (BA: 2, RR: 3)

  24. 11/13: The Heights “How Do You Talk to an Angel?” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  25. 11/27: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (BB: 14, BA: 11, CB: 14, RR: 7)

  26. 12/2: Wayne Newton “The Letter” (CB: 1)

1993:

  1. 1/29: Madonna “Deeper and Deeper” (RR: 1)

  2. 2/5: Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (BB: 4, BA: 4, RR: 3)
  3. 2/26: Duran Duran “Ordinary World” (CB: 1, RR: 2)

  4. 3/12: Whitney Houston “I’m Every Woman” (CB: 1, RR: 1)
  5. 3/13: Snow “Informer” (BB: 7, CB: 2)
  6. 3/19: Boy Krazy “That’s What Love Can Do” (RR: 2)
  7. 3/20: Whitney Houston “I Have Nothing” (BA: 6, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  8. 4/30: Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight “Love Is” (RR: 1)

  9. 5/1: Silk “Freak Me” (BB: 2, BA: 3)
  10. 5/1: PM Dawn “Looking Through Patient Eyes” (CB: 3, RR: 2)
  11. 5/15: Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (BB: 8, BA: 10, CB: 8, RR: 6)

  12. 7/2: SWV (Sisters with Voices) “Weak” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 4)
  13. 7/24: UB40 “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (BB: 7, BA: 4, CB: 8, RR: 3)

  14. 8/20: Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (BB: 8, BA: 11, CB: 4, RR: 9)

  15. 10/22: Janet Jackson “Again” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 5, RR: 5)
  16. 10/23: Billy Joel “The River of Dreams” (CB: 1)
  17. 10/30: Xscape “Just Kickin’ It” (CB: 1)

  18. 11/6: Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (BB: 5, CB: 6)
  19. 11/26: Mariah Carey “Hero” (BB: 4, BA: 10, RR: 5)

1994:

  1. 1/14: Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart “All for Love” (BB: 3, CB: 5, RR: 4)

  2. 2/11: Ace of Base “The Sign” (BB: 6, BA: 13, CB: 3, RR: 9)
  3. 2/12: Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (BB: 4, CB: 3)
  4. 2/19: Toni Braxton “Breathe Again” (BA: 1)

  5. 4/2: Mariah Carey “Without You” (CB: 1)
  6. 4/9: Prince “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” (CB: 5, RR: 2)
  7. 4/9: R. Kelly “Bump N’ Grind” (BB: 4)
  8. 4/29: Counting Crows “Mr. Jones” (RR: 3)

  9. 5/20: Madonna “I’ll Remember” (RR: 4)
  10. 5/21: All-4-One “I Swear” (BB: 11, BA: 9, CB: 6, RR: 2)

  11. 7/1: Ace of Base “Don’t Turn Around” (BA: 2, CB: 3, RR: 6)
  12. 7/16: Janet Jackson “Any Time, Any Place” (CB: 3)

  13. 8/6: Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories “Stay (I Missed You)” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 4)
  14. 8/27: Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (BB: 14, BA: 12, CB: 13, RR: 4)

  15. 10/7: Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (RR: 6)

  16. 11/18: Real McCoy “Another Night” (RR: 4)

  17. 12/3: Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (BB: 6, BA: 11, CB: 11, RR: 6)
  18. 12/17: Ini Kamoze “Here Comes the Hotstepper” (BB: 2)

1995:

  1. 1/28: TLC “Creep” (BB: 4)

  2. 2/10: Madonna “Take a Bow” (BB: 9, BA: 9, CB: 8, RR: 5)

  3. 3/17: Dionne Farris “I Know” (BA: 7, CB: 6, RR: 9)

  4. 4/15: Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It” (BB: 7)

  5. 5/19: Blessid Union of Souls “I Believe” (R: 2)
  6. 5/27: Boyz II Men “Water Runs Dry” (BA: 1, CB: 5)

  7. 6/2: Hootie & the Blowfish “Let Her Cry” (RR: 1)
  8. 6/3: Bryan Adams “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (BB: 5, CB: 1)
  9. 6/9: The Rembrandts “I’ll Be There for You” (BA: 8, RR: 8)

  10. 7/8: TLC “Waterfalls” (BB: 7, CB: 7)

  11. 8/4: Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (BB: 1, BA: 10, CB: 1, RR: 8)

  12. 9/2: Michael Jackson “You Are Not Alone” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  13. 9/9: Coolio with L.V. “Gangsta’s Paradise” (BB: 3, CB: 3)
  14. 9/29: Hootie & the Blowfish “Only Wanna Be with You” (RR: 3)
  15. 9/30: Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (BB: 8, BA: 7, CB: 9, RR: 6)

  16. 11/25: Whitney Houston “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” (BB: 1)

  17. 12/1: Goo Goo Dolls “Name” (RR: 1)
  18. 12/2: Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (BB: 16, BA: 13, CB: 11, RR: 8)

1996:

  1. 2/16: Everything But the Girl “Missing (Todd Terry remix)” (BA: 5, CB: 1, RR: 4)

  2. 3/2: Mary J. Blige “Not Gon’ Cry” (CB: 2)
  3. 3/15: Tony Rich Project “Nobody Knows” (RR: 2)
  4. 3/16: Brandy & LL Cool J “Sittin’ Up in My Room” (CB: 2)
  5. 3/23: Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (BB: 6, BA: 14, CB: 3, RR: 7)
  6. 3/29: Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (RR: 4)
  7. 3/30: Mariah Carey “Always Be My Baby” (BB: 2, CB: 5)

  8. 5/18: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Tha Crossroads” (BB: 8, CB: 7)

  9. 6/14: Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” (RR: 2)
  10. 6/28: Fugees “Killing Me Softly” (RR: 1)

  11. 7/5: Alanis Morissette “You Learn” (RR: 6)
  12. 7/13: Toni Braxton “You’re Makin’ Me High” / “Let It Flow” (BB: 1, CB: 6)
  13. 7/13: Tupac Shakur (2pac) with K-Ci & JoJo “How Do U Want It” (BB: 2)
  14. 7/20: Tupac Shakur (2pac) with Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman “California Love” (BB: 2)

  15. 8/3: Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (BB: 14, CB: 2)
  16. 8/16: Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (BA: 13, CB: 7, RR: 12)

  17. 11/2: Celine Dion “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (BA: 2, CB: 2)
  18. 11/8: Alanis Morissette “Head Over Feet” (RR: 4)
  19. 11/9: Blackstreet with Dr. Dre “No Diggity” (BB: 4, CB: 1)

  20. 12/6: No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (BA: 16, RR: 9)
  21. 12/7: Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (BB: 11, BA: 2)

1997:

  1. 2/21: The Cardigans “Lovefool” (RR: 6)
  2. 2/22: Spice Girls “Wannabe” (BB: 4)

  3. 3/22: Puff Daddy with Mase “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” (BB: 6)
  4. 4/4: Jewel “You Were Meant for Me” (BA: 9, RR: 5)

  5. 5/3: The Notorious B.I.G. “Hypnotize” (BB: 3)
  6. 5/9: Savage Garden “I Want You” (RR: 1)
  7. 5/16: Hanson “Mmmbop” (BB: 4, BA: 4, RR: 9)

  8. 6/14: Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (BB: 11)

  9. 7/12: Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home” (BA: 4)
  10. 7/18: Meredith Brooks “Bitch” (RR: 3)

  11. 8/8: Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life” (BA: 3, RR: 6)
  12. 8/9: Will Smith “Men in Black” (BA: 4)
  13. 8/30: The Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy & Mase “Mo Money, Mo Problems” (BB: 2)

  14. 9/13: Mariah Carey “Honey” (BB: 3)
  15. 9/19: Jewel “Foolish Games” (BA: 3, RR: 4)

  16. 10/4: Boyz II Men “4 Seasons of Loneliness” (BB: 1)
  17. 10/11: Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (BB: 14)
  18. 10/17: Sugar Ray with Super Cat “Fly” (BA: 6, RR: 6)

  19. 11/28: Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (BA: 9, RR: 6)

1998:

  1. 1/17: Savage Garden “Truly Madly Deeply” (BB: 2, BA: 5, RR: 3)
  2. 1/31: Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (BB: 2, BA: 10, RR: 9)
  3. 1/31: Janet Jackson “Together Again” (BB: 2)

  4. 2/14: Usher “Nice & Slow” (BB: 2)

  5. 3/14: Will Smith “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” (BB: 3)

  6. 4/4: K-Ci & JoJo “All My Life” (BB: 3)
  7. 4/17: Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (BA: 11, RR: 11)
  8. 4/25: Next “Too Close” (BB: 4)

  9. 5/23: Mariah Carey “My All” (BB: 1)

  10. 6/6: Brandy & Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (BB: 13)

  11. 7/3: Alanis Morissette “Uninvited” (RR: 2)
  12. 7/17: Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (BA: 18, RR: 4)

  13. 8/14: Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (BB: 4, BA: 1, RR: 8)

  14. 10/3: Monica “The First Night” (BB: 5)
  15. 10/9: Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (BB: 1, RR: 6)

  16. 11/14: Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (BB: 2)
  17. 11/20: Alanis Morissette “Thank U” (RR: 1)
  18. 11/27: Third Eye Blind “Jumper” (RR: 1)
  19. 11/28: Divine “Lately” (BB: 1)

  20. 12/4: Shawn Mullins “Lullaby” (BA: 2, RR: 5)
  21. 12/5: R. Kelly & Celine Dion “I’m Your Angel” (BB: 6)
  22. 12/26: Brandy “Have You Ever?” (BB: 2, BA: 9)

1999:

  1. 1/22: Eagle-Eye Cherry “Save Tonight” (RR: 1)
  2. 1/29: Goo Goo Dolls “Slide” (BA: 1, RR: 2)
  3. 1/30: Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (BB: 2, RR: 5)

  4. 2/13: Monica “Angel of Mine” (BB: 4, BA: 2)

  5. 3/13: Cher “Believe” (BB: 4)
  6. 3/19: Sugar Ray “Every Morning” (RR: 7)
  7. 3/20: TLC “No Scrubs” (BB: 4, BA: 13)

  8. 5/8: Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (BB: 5, BA: 4, RR: 7)
  9. 5/17: Sixpence None the Richer “Kiss Me” (RR: 2)

  10. 6/12: Jennifer Lopez “If You Had My Love” (BB: 5)

  11. 7/9: Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” (BA: 3, RR: 3)
  12. 7/17: Destiny’s Child “Bills Bills Bills” (BB: 1)
  13. 7/24: Will Smith with Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee “Wild Wild West” (BB: 1)
  14. 7/31: Christina Aguilera “Genie in a Bottle” (BB: 5, BA: 3, RR: 4)

  15. 8/7: Smash Mouth “All Star” (BA: 5, RR: 5)

  16. 9/4: Enrique Iglesias “Bailamos” (BB: 2)
  17. 9/18: TLC “Unpretty” (BB: 3)

  18. 10/1: Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)” (BA: 6, RR: 5)
  19. 10/9: Mariah Carey with Jay-Z “Heartbreaker” (BB: 2)
  20. 10/23: Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (BB: 12, BA: 5, RR: 7)

  21. 12/18: Brian McKnight “Back at One” (BA: 6)

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First posted 4/2/2021.

David A. Jasen's A Century of American Popular Music

First posted 3/27/2021; updated 3/28/2021.

David A. Jasen:

A Century of American Popular Music: 2000 Best-Loved and Remembered Songs (1899-1999)

David A. Jasen’s book A Century of American Popular Music collects 2000 songs from the 20th century is an alphabetical listing of song titles, their songwriters, and the year the song was written. The list is unranked. The book rarely offers more than a sentence about a song, usually indicating who introduced the song in vaudeville or in a show and who had the hit recording. Sometimes information is offered about how high the song peaked and/or how many weeks it was on the Billboard pop chart.

Dave’s Music Database has taken that list and added columns for the highest-rated version of the song according to the DMDB and, instead of the year the song was written, the year that the highest-rated version was released. Click on song titles for links to more detailed DMDB pages. Noteworthy: 583 songs on this list rank in the top 1% of Dave’s Music Database. Another 321 songs on the list make the top 2%.

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

A

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
A – You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song)Sid Lippman, Buddy Kaye, Fred WisePerry Como & the Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1949
The Aba Daba HoneymoonWalter Donaldson w/m), Arthur Fields (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1914
Abraham, Martin and JohnDick Holler (m/w)Dion1968
Absence Makes the Heart Grow FonderHerbert Dillea (m), Arthur Gillespie (w)Harry MacDonough1901
Absinthe FrappeVictor Herbert (m), Glen MacDonough (w)Harry Davenport1905
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the PositiveHarold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers1945
Achin’ Hearted BluesClarence Williams, Clarence Johnson, Spencer Williams1922
Addicted to LoveRobert PalmerRobert Palmer1985
An Affair to RememberHarry Warren (m), Harold Adamson (w), Leo McCarey (w)Vic Damone1957
AfricaDavid Paich, Jeff PorcaroToto1982
The African 400Charles J. RobertsArthur Pryor1909
After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want ItIrving Berlin Van & Schenck1920
After You’ve GoneTurner Layton (m), Henry Creamer (w)Marion Harris1919
Afternoon DelightBill DanoffStarland Vocal Band1976
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)Phil CollinsPhil Collins1984
Aggravatin’ PapaRoy Turk, J. Russel Robinson, Addy Brit Marion Harris1923
Ah! Sweet Mystery of LifeRida Johnson Young (w), Victor Herbert (m)Fred Waring & Tom Waring1928
Ah-Ha!James V. Monaco, Sidney Clare1925
Ain’t Dat a Shame?Walter Wilson, John QueenDan Quinn1901
Ain’t Misbehavin’Thomas "Fats" Waller (m), Harry Brooks (m), Andy Razaf (w)Fats Waller1929
Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughNickolas Ashford, Valerie SimpsonDiana Ross1970
Ain’t She Sweet?Milton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot1927
Ain’t That a ShameDave Bartholomew, Fats DominoFats Domino1955
Ain’t We Got Fun?Gus Kahn, Raymond B. Egan, Richard WhitingVan & Schenck1921
Ain’t You AshamedSeymour Simons, Sid Mitchell, Lew BrownCoon-Sanders Night Hawks1923
Alabama JubileeJack Yellen, George L. CobbArthur Collins & Byron Harlan1915
Alabamy BoundRay Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Bud GreenBlossom Seeley1925
Alcoholic BluesEdward Laska, Albert Von TilzerBilly Murray1919
Alexander (Don’t You Love Your Baby No More?)Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. SterlingBilly Murray1904
Alexander’s Got a Jazz Band NowBuddy DeSylva, Chris SchonbergSophie Tucker1917
Alexander’s Ragtime BandIrving Berlin (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1911
Alice Blue Gown (aka "In My Sweet Little Alice Blue Gown")Harry Tierney (m), Joseph McCarthy (w)Edith Day1920
Alice’s RestaurantArlo GuthrieArlo Guthrie1967
All 4 LoveColor Me Badd, Howard ThompsonColor Me Badd1991
All Aboard for DixielandGeorge L. Cobb, Jack YellenAda Jones & the Peerless Quartet1914
All AloneIrving Berlin (m/w)Al Jolson with Ray Miller’s Orchestra1925
All Alone MondayHarry Ruby, Bert KalmarNat Shilkret with Johnny Marvin1927
All by MyselfIrving Berlin (m/w)Ted Lewis1921
All for LoveBryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Michael KamenBryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart1993
All I Do Is Dream of YouNacio Herb Brown (m), Arthur Freed (w)Jan Garber with Fritz Heilbron1934
All I Have to Do Is DreamBoudleaux BryantThe Everly Brothers1958
All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow, Wyn Cooper, Bill Bottrell, David Baerwald, Kevin GilbertSheryl Crow1993
All in, Down and OutChris Smith (m), Billy Johnson (m), Elmer Bowman (m), Cecil Mack (w)Bert Williams1906
All Muddled UpPercy WenrichZez Confrey1922
All Night BluesRichard JonesCallie Vassar1923
All Night Long (All Night)Lionel RichieLionel Richie1983
All of MeSeymour Simons, Gerald MarksLouis Armstrong1932
All or Nothing at AllArthur Altman (m), Jack Lawrence (w)Harry James with Frank Sinatra1939
All Over Nothing at AllJames Rule, J. Keirn Brennan, Paul CunninghamNora Bayes1922
All She’d Say Was "Umh-Hum"Mac Emery, King Zany, Van & Schenck, Harry Von TilzerVan & Schenck1921
All Shook Up Otis Blackwell, Elvis PresleyPresley, Elvis1957
All That JazzJohn Kander (m), Fred Ebb (w)Chita Rivera1975
All the Quakers Are Shoulder Shakers Down in Quaker TownPete Wending (m), Bert Kalmar (w), Edgar Leslie (w)All-Star Trio1919
All the Things You AreJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1939
All the WayJimmy Van Heusen (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Frank Sinatra1957
All Through the NightCole Porter (m/w)Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence1934
All You Need Is LoveJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1967
Alligator CrawlThomas "Fats" Waller, Andy Razaf, Joe DavisFats Waller1937
Almost Like Being in LoveFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Frank Sinatra1947
AloneBilly Steinberg, Tom KellyHeart1987
Alone Again NaturallyGilbert O’SullivanGilbert O’Sullivan1972
Alone at LastTed Fiorito, Gus KahnCarl Fenton with Frank Munn1925
AlwaysJonathan Lewis, David Lewis, Wayne LewisGeorge Olsen with Fran Frey, Bob Rice, & Edward Joyce1926
AlwaysIrving Berlin (m/w)Atlantic Starr1987
Always True to You in My FashionCole Porter (m/w)Lisa Kirk1948
Am I Blue?Akst, Harry (m), Grant Clarke (w)Ethel Waters1929
American PieDon McLeanDon McLean1971
American WomanRandy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Garry PetersonThe Guess Who1970
And I Am All AloneJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Henry Burr1916
And They Called It Dixieland (They Made It Twice As Nice As Paradise)Raymond Egan, Richard WhitingGeoffrey O’Hara1916
Angel ChildGeorge Price, Abner Silver, Benny DavisAl Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1922
AngieMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1973
AngryHenry Brunies, Merritt Brunies, Jules Cassard, Dudley MecumArt Gillham1925
Another Brick in the Wall Part IIRoger WatersPink Floyd1979
Another Day in ParadisePhil CollinsPhil Collins1989
Another One Bites the DustJohn DeaconQueen1980
Anti Rag-Time GirlElsie JanisElsie Janis1913
Any Ice Today, Lady?Pat BallardFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1926
Any Rags?Thomas S. AllenArthur Collins1903
Any Time BluesHerbert Happy LawsonEddie Fisher1951
Anything for YouGloria EstefanGloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine1987
Anything GoesCole Porter (m/w)Paul Whiteman with Ramona Davies1934
Anything You Can DoIrving Berlin (m/w)Ethel Merman with Ray Middleton1946
Anytime, Anyday, AnywhereMax Kortlander, Louis WeslynPaul Whiteman1921
April in ParisVernon Duke (m), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Count Basie1956
April LoveSammy Fain, Paul WebsterPat Boone1957
April ShowersBuddy DeSylva, Louis SilversAl Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1922
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine InGalt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome RagniThe 5th Dimension1969
Are You from Dixie? (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too)George L. Cobb, Jack YellenBilly Murray with Irving Kaufman1916
Are You Happy?Milton Ager, Jack YellenVan & Schenck1921
Are You Having Any Fun?Sammy Fain (m), Jack Yellen (w)Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright1939
Are You Lonesome Tonight?Lou Handman, Roy TurkPresley, Elvis1960
The Argentines, the Portuguese, and the GreeksCrey Morgan, Arthur SwanstromNora Bayes1920
Arkansas BluesAnton Lada, Spencer WilliamsNoble Sissle & Eubie Blake with Their Sizzling Syncopators1922
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross, Peter AllenChristopher Cross1981
As Long As I LiveHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Benny Goodman1941
As Time Goes ByHerman Hupfeld (m/w)Dooley Wilson1942
At Sundown When Love Is Calling Me HomeWalter Donaldson (m/w)George Olsen with Bob Borger, Fran Frey, & Bob Rice1927
At the Ball, That’s AllJ. Leubrie Hill1913
At the Devil’s BallIrving Berlin (m/w)Peerless Quartet1913
At the High Brown Babies’ BallErnie Erdman, Sid Erdman, Benny DavisYerke’s Novelty Five1919
At the HopArtie Singer, John Medora, David WhiteDanny & the Juniors1957
At the Mississippi CabaretAlbert Gumble, A. Seymour BrownAmerican Quartet1915
Aunt Hagar’s Children Blues (aka “Aunt Hagar’s Blues”)W.C. Handy, J. Tim BrymnTed Lewis1923
Auntie Skinner’s Chicken DinnerTheodore Morse, Arthur Fields, Earl CarrollArthur Collins & Byron Harlan1915
Autumn in New YorkVernon Duke (m/w)Frank Sinatra1949
Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma (m), Johnny Mercer (w), Jacques Prevert (w)Roger Williams1955
AvalonVincent Rose (m/w), Buddy DeSylva (w), Al Jolson (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1920
B

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Baby BabyAmy Grant, Keith ThomasAmy Grant1991
Baby FaceHarry Akst, Benny DavisJan Garber & Benny Davis1926
Baby Got BackSir Mix-A-LotSir Mix-A-Lot1992
Baby It’s Cold OutsideFrank Loesser (m/w)Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting1949
Baby LoveBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1964
Baby One More TimeMax MartinBritney Spears1998
Baby Won’t You Please Come HomeClarence Williams (m), Charles Warfield (w)Bessie Smith1923
Back in My Arms AgainBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1965
Back in Your Own Back YardDave Dreyer, Billy Rose, Al JolsonRuth Etting1928
Back O’ Town BluesL.M. Bowen, Herbie HerbedeauxThe Cotton Pickers1923
BadMichael JacksonMichael Jackson1987
Bad Bad Leroy BrownJim CroceJim Croce1973
Bad GirlsBruce Sudano, Joe Esposito, Eddie HokensonDonna Summer1979
Bad Moon RisingJohn FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Bake Dat Chicken PieFrank Dumont (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1907
The Ballad of Davy CrockettGeorge Bruns, Tom BlackburnBill Hayes1955
The Ballad of the Green BeretsBarry Sadler, Robin MooreSSgt Barry Sadler1966
Ballerina (aka “Dance Ballerina Dance”)Carl Sigman (m), Bob Russell (w)Vaughn Monroe
Ballin’ the JackJim (James Henry) Burris (w), Chris Smith (m)Prince’s Orchestra1914
BambalinaVincent Youmans, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein IIPaul Whiteman1923
Band on the RunPaul McCartneyPaul McCartney & Wings1973
Bandana DaysEubie Blake, Noble SissleEubie Blake1921
Barbara AnnFred FassertThe Beach Boys1965
Barney GoogleCon Conrad, Billy RoseErnest Hare & Billy Jones1923
Basin Street BluesSpencer Williams (m), Glenn Miller (w), Jack Teargarden (w)Louis Armstrong with Earl Hines & Mancy Cara1938
BatdancePrincePrince1989
The Battle of New OrleansJimmy DriftwoodJohnny Horton1959
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsAlexander Borodin (m), Robert Wright (w), George Forrest (w)Peggy Lee1953
Be My Life’s CompanionBob Hilliard, Milton DeLuggThe Mills Brothers with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra1952
Be My Little Baby Bumble BeeStanley Murphy (w), Henry I. Marshall (m)Ada Jones & Billy Murray1912
Be My LoveNicholas Brodszky, Sammy CahnMario Lanza1950
Beale Street BluesW.C. Handy (m/w)Prince’s Orchestra1917
Beale Street MamaJ. Russell Robinson, Roy TurkLucille Hegamin & Her Blue Flame Syncopators1923
Beat ItMichael JacksonMichael Jackson1982
Beautiful OhioRobert A. King as as Mary Earl (m), Ballard MacDonald (w)Henry Burr1919
Beauty and the BeastAlan Menken, Howard AshmanCeline Dion & Peabo Bryson1991
BebeAbner Silver, Sam CoslowBilly Jones1923
Be-Bop BabyPearl LendhurstRicky Nelson1957
Be-Bop-A-LulaGene Vincent, Sheriff Tex DavisGene Vincent and His Blue Caps1956
Because My Baby Don’t Mean Maybe NowWalter DonaldsonRuth Etting1928
Because of YouDudley Wilkinson (m), Arthur Hammerstein (w)Tony Bennett with Percy Faith’s Orchestra1951
Because You Loved MeDiane WarrenCeline Dion1996
BedeliaJean Schwartz (m), William Jerome (w)Haydn Quartet1904
Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)Wladimir Timm, Jaromir Vejvoda, Lew BrownWill Glahe1939
Bee’s KneesRay Lopez, Ted Lewis, Leo WoodTed Lewis1922
Before I Met YouJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Vivienne Sega & Carl Randall1918
Begin the Beguine Cole Porter (m/w)Artie Shaw1938
Behind Your Silken VeilVincent Rose, Earl Burtnett, Richard CoburnHappy Six1919
Being AliveStephen SondheimDean Jones1970
BelievePaul Barry, Matt Gray, Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Tim Powell, Steve TorchCher1998
Beside a Babbling BrookWalter Donaldson, Gus KahnMarion Harris1923
Bessie Couldn’t Help ItByron H. Warner, J.L. Richmond, Charles BayhaThe Diplomats1925
The Best I Get Is Much Obliged to YouBenjamin Hapgood Burt (m/w)Louise Dresser1908
Best of My LoveMaurice White, Al McKayEagles1974
Best of My LoveDon Henley, Glenn Frey, John SoutherThe Emotions1977
The Best Things in Life Are FreeRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)George Olsen with Bob Borger1927
Bette Davis EyesJackie DeShannon, Donna WeissKim Carnes1981
Betty Co-EdJ. Paul Fogarty, Rudy ValleeRudy Vallee1930
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Louis Armstrong1932
Bewitched, Bothered and BewilderedRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Bill Snyder1950
Beyond the Blue HorizonRichard A. Whiting (m), W. Franke Harling (m), Leo Robin (w)Jeannette MacDonald1930
Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William NowMilton Ager, Jack YellenVan Halen1982
Big Bad JohnJimmy DeanJimmy Dean1961
Big BoyMilton Ager, Jack YellenJack Sidney1943
Big Girls Don’t CryBob Gaudio, Bob CreweThe Four Seasons1962
Big Hunk O’ LoveAaron Schroeder, Sid WychePresley, Elvis1959
BillJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Helen Morgan1928
Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?Hughie Cannon (m/w), Johnnie QueenArthur Collins1902
Billie JeanMichael JacksonMichael Jackson1982
BillyJames Kendis, Herman Paley, Joe GoodwinBilly Clifford1911
Bird DogBoudleaux BryantThe Everly Brothers1958
A Bird in a Gilded CageArthur J. Lamb (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Steve Porter1900
The Bird on Nellie’s HatAlfred Solman (m) Arthur J. Lamb (w)Helen Trix1907
Birmingham BluesCharles McCord, MatthewsFats Waller1922
The Brth of the BluesRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord & Austin Young1926
Black and WhiteEarl Robinson, David ArkinThree Dog Night1972
Black and White RagGeorge BotsfordVictor Orchestra1908
Black BottomRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Johnny Hamp1926
Black or WhiteMichael JacksonMichael Jackson1991
Black WaterPatrick SimmonsThe Doobie Brothers1974
Blinded by the LightBruce SpringsteenManfred Mann’s Earth Band1976
Blowin’ in the WindBob DylanBob Dylan1963
Blue and Broken HeartedLou Handman, Grant Clarke, Edgar LeslieMarion Harris1922
Blue BellTheodore F. Morse (m), Edward Madden (w)Byron G. Harlan & Frank Stanley1904
Blue Danube BluesJerome Kern, Anne CaldwellCarl Fenton1922
Blue Grass BluesElmer Schoebel, Billy MeyersAbe Lyman1923
Blue Hoosier BluesAbel Baer, Cliff Friend, Jack MeskillRose & Mae Wilton1923
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent1935
Blue RiverJoseph Meyer (m), Alfred Bryan (w)Al Jolson with William Wirges’ Orchestra1928
The Blue RoomRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)The Revelers1926
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin (m/w)Ben Selvin1927
Blue Suede ShoesCarl PerkinsCarl Perkins1956
Blue VelvetBernie Wayne, Lee MorrisBobby Vinton1963
Blueberry HillVincent Rose, Al Rose, Larry StockFats Domino1956
Blue-Eyed SallyJ. Russel Robinson, Al BernardThe Dixie Stars1924
Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)Harold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Woody Herman1941
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to MeArthurn N. Swanstone, Chas. R. Mc Carron, Carey Morgan Ted Lewis1920
Bluin’ the Blues (Song and Fox Trot)Sydney D. Mitchell, H.W.RagasOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band1919
Body and SoulJohnny Green (m), Edward Heyman (w), Robert Sour (w), Frank Eyton (w)Coleman Hawkins1940
Bo-La-BoGeorge FairmanTed Lewis1920
Bon Bon BuddyWill Marion Cook (m), Alex Rogers (w)Billy Murray1908
Bongo on the CongoJerome Kern, P.G. WodehouseEugene Revere with Dwight Frye & Frank McIntyre1924
Boo Hoo Hoo (You’re Gonna Cry When I’m Gone)Bob Nelson, Harry Link, Al Lentz, Irving AaronsonAdele Rowland1922
Boogie Oogie OogieJanice Marie Johnson, Perry KibbleA Taste of Honey1978
Book of LoveWarren Davis, George Malone, Charles PatrickThe Monotones1958
Born FreeJohn Barry, Don BlackRoger Williams1966
Born to Be WildMars BonfireSteppenwolf1968
Bow Wow BluesCliff Friend, Nat OsborneBenny Krueger1922
The Boy Is MineLashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins, Brandy Norwood, Japhe TejedaBrandy & Monica1998
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (fast version)Neil Sedaka, Howard GreenfieldNeil Sedaka1962
Breeze Blow My Baby Back to MeJames F. Hanley, Ballard MacDonald, Joe GoodwinAmerican Quartet1919
Breezin’ Along with the BreezeRichard Whiting, Seymour Simons, Haven Gillespie, Jerome H. RemickJohnny Marvin1926
Bridge Over Troubled WaterPaul SimonSimon & Garfunkel1970
Broadway BluesCarey Morgan, Arthur SwanstromNora Bayes1921
Broadway MelodyNacio Herb Brown (m), Arthur Freed (w)Ben Selvin1929
Broken Hearted (Here Am I)Ray Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord & Austin Young1927
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?Jay Gorney (m), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Rudy Vallee1932
Brotherhood of ManFrank Loesser (m/w)Robert Morse with Sammy Smith & Ruth Kobart1961
Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue?George W. Meyer, Alfred BryanNick Lucas1925
Brown Skin, Who You For?Clarence Williams, Armand J. PironVictor Military Band1916
Brown SugarHarry BarrisDixie Jazz Band1926
Brown SugarMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1971
Bugle Call RagJ. Hubert Blake (m), Carey Morgan (m)The Mills Brothers1932
Bull Frog BluesTom Brown, Gus ShrigleyThe Six Brown Brothers1916
Bull Frog PatrolJerome Kern, Anne CaldwellThe Duncan Sisters1919
The Bungalow in QuogueJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Sam Hardy & Juliette Day1917
A Bushel and a PeckFrank Loesser (m/w)Perry Como & Betty Hutton with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1950
But Not for MeGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Ella Fitzgerald1959
Button Up Your OvercoatRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Helen Kane1929
Buttons and BowsJay Livingston (m), Ray Evans (w)Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys1948
Buzzin’ the BeeJack WellsMay Irwin1916
By the Beautiful SeaHarold R. Atteridge (w), Harry Carroll (m)Heidelberg Quintet1914
By the Light of the Silvery Moon Edward Madden (w), Gus Edwards (m)Billy Murray & the Haydn Quartet1910
By the Watermelon Vine, Lindy LouThomas S. Allen (m/w)Bob Roberts1904
Bye Bye BlackbirdRay Henderson (m), Mort Dixon (w)Gene Austin1926
Bye Bye BluesFred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey GrayBert Lown1930
Bye Bye LoveBoudleaux Bryant, Felice BryantThe Everly Brothers1957
Bye Bye Pretty BabyJack Gardner, Spike HamiltonAbe Lyman1927
C

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
CabaretJohn Kander (m), Fred Ebb (w)Louis Armstrong1968
Cake Walking Babies from HomeChris Smith, Henry Troy, Clarence WilliamsClarence Williams’ Blue Five with Eva Taylor1925
The Cakewalk in the SkyBen HarneyVictor Dance Orchestra1899
California Dreamin’John Phillips, Michelle PhillipsThe Mamas & the Papas1966
California GirlsBrian WilsonThe Beach Boys1965
California Here I ComeJoseph Meyer, Buddy DeSylva, Al JolsonAl Jolson with Isham Jones’ Orchestra1924
Call MeDeborah Harry, Giorgio MoroderBlondie1980
Call Me IrresponsibleJimmy Van Heusen (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Frank Sinatra1963
CamelotFrederick Loewe, Alan Jay LernerRichard Harris1967
Can This Be Love?Kay Swift, Paul JamesArden-Ohman Orchestra with Frank Luther1930
Can You Feel the Love TonightElton John, Tim RiceElton John1994
Canadian CapersGus Chandler (m/w), Bert White (m/w), Henry Cohen (m/w)Paul Whiteman1921
Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)Elton John, Bernie TaupinElton John1997
CandyDavid Mack, Joan Whitney, Alex KramerJohnny Mercer with Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers1945
The Candy ManLeslie Bricusse, Anthony NewleySammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation1972
Cannon BallJos. C. NorthupHome Guards Band1905
Can’t Buy Me LoveJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1964
Can’t Help Falling in Love Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David WeissPresley, Elvis1961
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat ManJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Ben Bernie with Vaughn Deleath1928
Can’t We Be Friends?Kay Swift (m), Paul James aka James Warburg (w)Libby Holman1929
Can’t We Talk It Over?Victor Young, Ned WashingtonBing Crosby & the Mills Brothers1932
Careless WhisperGeorge Michael, Andrew RidgeleyGeorge Michael1984
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)Keith Diamond, Billy OceanBilly Ocean1984
The CariocaVincent Youmans (m), Edward Eliscu (w), Gus Kahn (w)Eric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore1934
CarolChuck Berry (m/w)Chuck Berry1958
Carolina in the MorningGus Kahn, Walter DonaldsonVan & Schenck1923
Carolina ShoutJames P. JohnsonJames P. Johnson1922
Casey JonesT. Lawrence Seibert (w), Eddie Newton (m), Wallace SaundersAmerican Quartet with Billy Murray1910
The Castle WalkJames Reese Europe, Ford DabneyIrene & Vernon Castle1914
Catch a Falling StarPaul Vance, Lee PockrissPerry Como1957
Cathy’s ClownDon Everly, Phil EverlyThe Everly Brothers1960
Cat’s in the CradleHarry Chapin, Sandy ChapinHarry Chapin1974
CeceliaDave Dreyer (m), Herman Ruby (w)"Whispering" Jack Smith1925
CelebrationRobert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Smith, James "J.T." Taylor, Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., Eumir DeodatoKool & the Gang1980
CenterfoldSeth JustmanJ. Geils Band1981
Chain GangSam CookeSam Cooke1960
Chances Are Robert Allen (m), Al Stillman (m)Johnny Mathis1957
ChangesWalter DonaldsonPaul Whiteman with Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Harry Barris, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylor, & Austin Young1928
ChansonetteRudolf Friml (m), Dailey Paskman (w), Sigmund Spareth (w), Irving Caesar (w)Paul Whiteman1923
Chantilly LaceJ.P. RichardsonThe Big Bopper1958
Chariots of Fire - TitlesVangelisVangelis1981
CharlestonJames P. Johnson, Cecil MackArthur Gibbs & His Gang1924
Charleston Baby of MineDan Dougherty (m), Bernie Grossman (w)Don Bestor1925
Charleston CharleyGene Austin, Emmet O’Hara, Irving MillsMarion Harris1924
Charley, My BoyTed Fiorito, Gus KahnEddie Cantor1924
Charlie BrownJerry Leiber, Mike StollerThe Coasters1959
CharmaineErno Rapee, Lew PollackGuy Lombardo with Weston Vaughan1927
Chattanooga Choo ChooHarry Warren (m), Mack Gordon (w)Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & the Four Modernaires1941
Cheatin’ on MeLew Pollack (m), Jack Yellen (w)Ben Bernie1925
Cheek to CheekIrving Berlin (m/w)Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra1935
CherishTerry KirkmanThe Association1966
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom WhiteJacques Larue, Mack DavidPerez "Prez" Prado1955
Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)Fred Fisher (m/w)Ben Selvin1922
Chicken ReelJoseph M. Daly (m)Byron G. Harlan & Frank Stanley1911
Chim Chim Cher-eeRichard Sherman, Robert ShermanJulie Andrews with Dick Van Dyke, Dotrice, & Garber1964
China BoyDick Winfree, Phil Boutelje, Art TatumMcKenzie & Condon’s Chicagoans1927
Chinatown, My ChinatownJean Schwartz (m), William Jerome (w)American Quartet1915
Chirpin’ the BluesAlberta Hunter, Lovie AustinBessie Smith1923
Chloe (Song of the Swamp)Neil Moret, Gus KahnSpike Jones & His City Slickers with Red Ingle1945
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)Mel Tormé, Robert Wells (w)Nat "King" Cole1946
Church Street Sobbin’ BluesAnton Lada, Jos. Crawley, Al NunezLouisiana Five1919
Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!Joseph Meyer (m), Billy Rose (w), Ballard MacDonald (w)Johnny Marvin1926
Clap Yo’ HandsGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn1927
Clarinet MarmaladeLarry Shields, Henry RagasFletcher Henderson1926
Clementine from New OrleansHarry Warren (m), Henry Creamer (w)Blossom Seeley1927
CleopattererJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Georgia O’Ramey1917
Cocktails for TwoSam Coslow, Arthur JohnstonDuke Ellington1934
Cold HeartedElliott WolffPaula Abdul1988
CollegiateMoe Jaffe, Nat BonxFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1925
Colors of the WindAlan Menken (m), Steven Schwartz (w)Vanessa Williams1995
Come After Breakfast, Bring ‘Long Your Lunch, and Leave ‘Fore Supper TimeChris Smith, James Burris, J. Tim BrymnS.H. Dudley1909
Come Down Ma Evening StarRobert B. Smith (w), John Stromberg (m)Mina Hickman1903
Come Josephine in My Flying MachineFred Fisher (m), Alfred Bryan (w)Ada Jones & Billy Murray with the American Quartet1911
Come on EileenKevin Rowland, Kevin Adams, Jim PattersonDexy’s Midnight Runners1982
Come Rain or Come ShineHarold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Margaret Whiting with Paul Weston’s Orchestra1946
Come See about MeBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1964
Come Take a Trip in My Air ShipRen Shields (w), George Evans (m)Billy Murray1905
Come TogetherJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1969
Coming Out of the DarkEmilio Estefan Jr., Gloria Estefan, Jon SecadaGloria Estefan1991
Coming Up (live at Glasgow)Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney & Wings1980
Coney Island WashboardHampton Durand, Jerry Adams, Ned Nestor, Aude Shugart1926
The Continental (You Kiss While We’re Dancing)Con Conrad (m), Herb Magidson (w)Leo Reisman1934
ConvoyC.W. McCall, Bill Fries, Chip DavisC.W. McCall1975
CopenhagenCharlie Davis (m), Walter Melrose (w)Benson Orchestra of Chicago1925
CoquetteCarmen Lombardo (m), Johnny Green (m), Gus Kahn (w)Rudy Vallee1929
CottonAlbert von TilzerDuke Ellington with Ivie Anderson1935
Cotton Belt BluesSpencer WilliamsLizzie Miles1923
Could I? I Certainly CouldMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Sophie Tucker1926
Cracklin’ RosieNeil DiamondNeil Diamond1970
Crazy BluesPeter BradfordMamie Smith1920
Crazy for YouJon Lind, John BettisMadonna1985
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveFreddie MercuryQueen1979
Crazy QuiltPaul F. Van LoanCharles Creath’s Jazz-O-Matics1926
Crazy RhythmRoger Wolfe Kahn (m), Joseph Meyer (m), Irving Caesar (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn with Franklyn Baur1928
Crazy Words, Crazy TuneMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Frank Crumit1927
CreamPrincePrince1991
Creole BelleGeorge Sidney (w), J. Bodewalt Lampe (m)Metropolitan Orchestra1902
The Crickets Are CallingJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)1917
Crimson and CloverTommy James, Peter LuciaTommy James & the Shondells1968
Crinoline DaysIrving BerlinPaul Whiteman1923
Crocodile RockElton John, Bernie TaupinElton John1972
Cross Words Between Sweetie and MeBilly Heagney (m), Bert Reed (m), Bob Schafer (w), Fred Steele (w)Jan Garber1925
Cruising Down the River on a Sunday AfternoonEily Beadell, Nell TollertonBlue Barron & His Orchestra1949
CryChurchill KohlmanJohnnie Ray & the Four Lads1951
Cry Baby BluesGeorge W. Meyer (m), Sam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Gene Rodemich1921
CryingJoe Melson, Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison1961
Cuban MoonNorman Spencer, Joe McKiernanCarl Fenton1920
The Cubanola GlideVincent P. Bryan (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1910
Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey MineOtto A. Harbach (w), Karl L. Hoschna (m)Ada Jones & Billy Murray1908
A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and YouJoseph Meyer (m), Al Dubin (w), Billy Rose (w)Gertrude Lawrence with Jack Buchanan1926
The Curse of an Aching HeartAl. Piantadosi (m), Henry Fink (w)Will Oakland1913
D

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil SpectorThe Crystals1963
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? Rod Stewart, Carmine AppiceRod Stewart1978
Dainty MissBernard BarnesNat Shilkret1924
Daisies Won’t TellAnita Owen (m/w)Arthur Clough1910
Dallas BluesHart A. WandTed Lewis1931
Dance of the Grizzly BearGeorge Botsford (m), Irving Berlin (w)American Quartet with Billy Murray1911
Dance with a Dolly with a Hole in Her StockingTerry Shand (m), Jimmy Eaton (w), Mickey Leader (w)Russ Morgan with Al Jennings1944
Dancin’ DanJack Stanley (m), William Tracey (w)Original Memphis Five1923
Dancing FoolTed Snyder (m), Harry B. Smith (w), Francis Wheeler (w)Club Royal Orchestra1922
Dancing in the DarkArthur Schwartz (m), Howard Dietz (w)Artie Shaw1941
Dancing in the DarkBruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen1984
Dancing QueenBenny Andersson, Bjorn UlvaeusAbba1976
Dangerous BluesBilly Brown, Anna Welker BrownMamie Smith1921
DanielElton John, Bernie TaupinElton John1973
DardanellaJohnny S. Black (m), Felix Bernard (m), Fred Fisher (w)Ben Selvin1920
Darktown Strutters’ BallShelton Brooks (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1918
Darn That DreamJimmy Van Heusen (m), Eddie De Lange (w)Benny Goodman with Mildred Bailey1940
The Daughter of Rosie O’GradyMonty C. Brice (w), Walter Donaldson (m)Lewis James (as Robert Lewis)1918
Day by DayStephen Schwartz, John-Michael TebelakGodspell1972
Day by DayAxel Stordahl (m), Paul Weston (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Frank Sinatra1946
Daydream BelieverJohn StewartThe Monkees1967
The Days of Wine and RosesHenry Mancini (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Henry Mancini1963
Dear Hearts and Gentle PeopleSammy Fain (m), Bob Hilliard (w)Bing Crosby with Perry Botkin’s Orchestra1949
Dear Little Boy of MineErnest R. Ball (m), J. Kiern Brennan (w)Charles Harrison1918
DearieBob Hilliard, Dave MannEthel Merman & Ray Bolger with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra1950
Decatur Street BluesClarence Williams, T.A. HammedLeona Williams & Her Dixie Band1922
Dede DinahPete DeAngelis (m), Bob Marcucci (w)Frankie Avalon1957
Deed I DoFred Rose (m), Walter Hirsch (w)Ruth Etting1927
Deep HendersonFred Rose (m/w)Charley Straight & His Orchestra1926
Deep in My HeartSigmund Romburg (m), Dorothy Donnelly (w)Franklyn Baur with Benny Krueger1924
Deep PurplePeter DeRose (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Larry Clinton with Bea Wain1939
The Desert SongSigmund Romberg (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w), Otto Harbach (w), Frank Mandel (w)Nat Shilkret with Mischa Russell’s Orchestra1927
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best FriendJule Styne (m), Leo Robin (w)Marilyn Monroe1953
Diane (I’m in Heaven When I See You Smile)Erno Rapee, Lew PollackNat Shilkret1927
Did You Mean It?Abe Lyman, Phil Baker, Sid SilversNat Shilkret1928
Didn’t We Almost Have It AllWill Jennings, Michael MasserWhitney Houston1987
Diga-Diga-DooJimmy McHugh (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Duke Ellington & Irving Mills1928
Dill Pickles Rag Charles L. Johnson Arthur Pryor’s Band1910
DinahHarry Akst (m), Sam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Bing Crosby & the Mills Brothers1932
Dixie MoonEubie Blake (m), Noble Sissle (w)1924
DizzyTommy Roe, Freddy WellerTommy Roe1969
Dizzy FingersZez ConfreyZez Confrey1927
Do Do DoGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Gertrude Lawrence1927
Do It AgainGeorge Gershwin (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Paul Whiteman1922
Do SomethingSam Stept (m), Bud Green (w)Helen Kane1929
Do That to Me One More TimeToni TennilleCaptain & Tennille1979
Do Wah Diddy DiddyJeff Barry, Ellie GreenwichManfred Mann1964
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?Louis Alter (m), Eddie De Lange (w)Louis Armstrong1946
Do You Want to DanceRobert FreemanBobby Freeman1958
Doctor JazzJoseph Oliver (m), Walter Melrose (w)Jelly Roll Morton1927
Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight?Ernest Breuer (m), Marty Bloom (w), Billy Rose (w)Ernest Hare & Billy Jones1924
The Doggie in the WindowBob Merrill (m/w)Patti Page1953
Doin’ the New Low DownJimmy McHugh (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Don Redman & His Orchestra with Bill Robinson1932
Doin’ What Comes NaturallyIrving Berlin (m/w)Freddy Martin with Glenn Hughes1946
The Doll DanceNacio Herb BrownNat Shilkret1927
DominiqueSoeur Sourire (m), Randy Sparks (w)The Singing Nun1963
The Donkey SerenadeRudolf Friml (m), Herbert Stothart (m), Bob White (w), Chet Forrest (w)Allan Jones with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1938
Don’t Be CruelOtis Blackwell, Elvis PresleyPresley, Elvis1956
Don’t Bring LuluRay Henderson (m), Billy Rose (w), Lew Brown (w)Ernest Hare & Billy Jones1925
Don’t Cry for Me ArgentinaAndrew Lloyd Webber (m), Tim Rice (w)Madonna1996
Don’t Fence Me InCole Porter (m/w)Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen's Orchestra1944
Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington (m), Bob Russell (w)The Ink Spots1943
Don’t Go Breaking My HeartAnn Orson, Carte BlancheElton John & Kiki Dee1976
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your EyesSlim WilletPerry Como & the Ramblers with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1952
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But MeSam Stept, Charlie Tobias, Lew BrownGlenn Miller with Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke, & the Modernaires1942
Don’t StopChristine McVieFleetwood Mac1977
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All RightBob DylanBob Dylan1963
Don’t Worry Be HappyBobby McFerrinBobby McFerrin1988
Doo Wacka DooClarence Gaskill, Will Donaldson, George HortherPaul Whiteman1924
Doodle Doo DooArt Kassel, Mel StitzelEddie Cantor1924
Down Among the Sheltering PalmsJames Brockman (w), Abe Olman (m)Lyric Quartet1915
Down Among the Sugar CaneAvery (w), Hart (w), Cecil Mack (m), Chris Smith (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1909
Down by the O-hi-O (I’ve Got the Sweetest Little O, My! O!)Abe Olman (m), Jack Yellen (w)Billy Murray with Billy Jones (as Victor Roberts)1921
Down by the Old Mill StreamTell Taylor (m/w)Harry MacDonough1911
Down Hearted BluesLovie Austin (m), Alberta Hunter (w)Bessie Smith1923
Down Home RagWilbur C.S. SweatmanEurope’s Society Orchestra1914
Down in Georgia on Camp Meeting DayNathan Bivins (m), John Madison Reed (w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1907
Down in Honky Tonk TownChris Smith (m), Chas. McCarron (w)Victor Military Band1916
Down in Jungle TownEdward Madden (w), Theodore F. Morse (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1908
Down on the CornerJohn FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Down South BluesFletcher Henderson, Ethel Waters, Alberta HunterThe Virginians1923
Down UnderColin Hay, Ron StrykertMen at Work1981
Down Where the Wurzburger FlowsVincent P. Bryan (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1902
Down YonderL. Wolfe GilbertGid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers1934
DowntownTony HatchPetula Clark1964
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)Johnny Mercer (m/w)The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston’s Orchestra1945
Dream a Little Dream of MeWilbur Schwandt (m), Fabian Andre (m), Gus Kahn (w)Wayne King with Ernie Burchill1931
Dream Along with Me (I’m on My Way to a Star)Carl Sigman (m/w)Perry Como1956
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart MakesJerry Livingston, Mack David, Al HoffmanIlene Woods1950
DreamloverMariah Carey, Dave HallMariah Carey1993
DreamsStevie NicksFleetwood Mac1977
The Duck’s QuackHannibal Maguire (m/w)The Cotton Pickers1923
Duke of EarlBernice Williams, Eugene Dixon, Earl EdwardsGene Chandler1961
DumbellZez Confrey (m/w)Zez Confrey1922
Dusky StevedoreJ.C. Johnson (m), Andy Razaf (w)Nat Shilkret with Elliott Shaw & Wilfred Glenn1928
E

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Early in the Morning BluesRay Brown, Roy KlagesThe Virginians1922
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)Curtis WilliamsThe Penguins1954
Easter ParadeIrving Berlin (m/w)Leo Reisman with Clifton Webb1933
Ebony and IvoryPaul McCartneyPaul McCartney & Stevie Wonder1982
Eight Days a WeekJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1964
El PasoMarty RobbinsMarty Robbins1959
Elmer’s TuneElmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop, Dick JurgensGlenn Miller with Ray Eberle1941
Embraceable YouGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Red Nichols with Dick Robertson1930
End of the RoadKenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl SimmonsBoyz II Men1992
Endless LoveLionel RichieLionel Richie & Diana Ross1981
Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)Carl Sigman (m), Herb Magidson (w)Guy Lombardo with Kenny Gardner1950
The EntertainerScott JoplinScott Joplin1902
Etiquette BluesGayle GrubbsHappy Stanley1928
Eve of DestructionP.F. SloanBarry McGuire1965
Evergreen (Love Theme from “A Star Is Born”)Barbra Streisand, Paul WilliamsBarbra Streisand1976
Every Breath You TakeStingThe Police1983
Every Day Is Ladies’ Day to MeHenry Blossom (w), Victor Herbert (m)Neil McCay1907
Every Little MovementOtto Harbach (w), Karl Hoschna (m)Harry MacDonough with Lucy Isabelle March1910
Everybody Loves My BabySpencer Williams (m), Jack Palmer (w)Aileen Stanley1925
Everybody Loves SomebodyKen Lane (m), Irving Taylor (w)Dean Martin1964
Everybody StepIrving BerlinTed Lewis1922
Everybody Two-StepWallie Herzer (m), Earl C. Jones (w)American Quartet1912
Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldRoland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris HughesTears for Fears1985
Everybody Works But FatherJean Havez (m/w)Billy Murray1905
Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout the Doggone Blues, But I’m HappyTurner Layton, Henry CreamerMarion Harris1918
Everybody’s Doing It NowIrving Berlin (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1912
Everybody’s Somebody’s FoolHoward Greenfield (m), Jack Keller (w)Connie Francis1960
(Everything I Do) I Do It for YouBryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Michael KamenBryan Adams1991
Everything I Have Is YoursBurton Lane (m), Harold Adamson (w)Rudy Vallee1934
Everything Is BeautifulRay StevensRay Stevens1970
Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy NowJimmy McHugh (m), Irving Mills (w)Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter1925
Everything Is Peaches Down in GeorgiaGrant Clarke (w), Milton Ager (m)Prince’s Orchestra1918
Everything’s Coming Up RosesJule Styne (m), Stephen Sondheim (w)Ethel Merman1959
Everything’s Gonna Be AlrightHarry Akst (m), Sbenny Davis (w)Ipana Troubadors with Irving Kaufman1926
Everywhere You GoJoe Goodwin, Mark Fisher, Larry ShayGuy Lombardo with Don Rodney1949
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsWhitney Houston1995
Eye of the TigerFrankie Sullivan, Jim PeterikSurvivor1982
F

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
FaithGeorge MichaelGeorge Michael1987
Fallin’ in LoveDon Hamilton, Ann HamiltonHamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds1975
Falling in Love with LoveRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Francies Langford with Harry Sosnik’s Orchestra1939
FameMichael Gore (m), Dean Pitchford (w)Irene Cara1980
FannyHarold RomeEddie Fisher1954
FantasyMariah Carey, Adrian Belew, Christopher Frantz, Dave Hall, Steven Stanley, Martina WeymouthMariah Carey1995
Far Away PlacesJohn Whitney, Alex KramerMargaret Whiting1948
Farewell BluesElmer Schoebel, Paul Mares, Leon RappoloIsham Jones1923
Fascinating RhythmGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Cliff Edwards1925
Feel Like Makin’ LoveEugene McDanielsRoberta Flack1974
Fidgety FeetJames D. LaRocca, Larry ShieldsFletcher Henderson1927
A Fifth of BeethovenWalter MurphyWalter Murphy & the Big Apple Band1976
50 Ways to Leave Your LoverPaul SimonPaul Simon1975
Fine and DandyKay Swift (m), Paul James aka James Warburg (w)Arden-Ohman Orchestra with Frank Luther1930
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)Jerome Kern (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra1936
Fingertips (Part 2)Henry Cosby, Clarence PaulLittle Stevie Wonder1963
FireBruce SpringsteenThe Pointer Sisters1978
The First NightTamara Savage, Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pamela SawyerMonica1998
The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceEwan MacCollRoberta Flack1969
Five Foot Two, Eyes of BlueRay Henderson (m), Sam Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1926
Flashdance...What a Feelin’Irene Cara (w), Giorgio Moroder (m), Keith Forsey (w)Irene Cara1983
Floating Down the Old Green RiverBert Kalmar (w), Joe Cooper (m)Sam Ash1915
Fly Me to the MoonBart Howard (m/w)Frank Sinatra1964
Follow the SwallowRay Henderson (m), Billy Rose (w), Mort Dixon (w),Al Jolson with Carl Fenton’s Orchestra1924
Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to TreadRube Bloom (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle1940
FootlooseKenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins1984
For All We KnowJ. Fred Coots (m), Sam M. Lewis (w)Isham Jones with Joe Martin1934
For All We KnowJimmy Griffin, Fred Karlin, Robb WilsonCarpenters1971
For Me and My GalGeorge Meyer (m), Edgar Leslie (w), E. Ray Goetz (w)Judy Garland with Gene Kelly1942
For Once in My LifeRon Miller, Orlando MurdenStevie Wonder1968
Forever Your GirlOliver LeiberPaula Abdul1988
Forgive MeMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1927
Forty-Five Minutes from BroadwayGeorge M. Cohan (m/w)Billy Murray1906
Forty-Second (42nd) StreetHarry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)Don Bestor & His Orchestra with Dudley Mecum1933
Four or Five TimesByron Gay, Marco HellmanKing Oliver1928
FrenesiAlbert Dominguez, Ray Charles, S.K. RussellArtie Shaw1940
FriendshipCole Porter (m/w)Kay Kyser with Ginny Simms, Harry Babbitt, Jack Martin, & Ish Kabibble1940
From a DistanceJulie GoldBette Midler1990
From This Moment OnCole Porter (m/w)Lena Horne1950
Frosty the SnowmanSteve Nelson, Walter E. RollinsGene Autry with the Cass County Boys & Carl Cotner’s Orchestra1950
FunkytownSteven GreenbergLipps Inc.1980
Funny FaceGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Arden-Ohman Orchestra with Johnny Marvin1928
G

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
The Gaby GlideHarry Pilcer (w), Louis A. Hirsch (m)Billy Murray1912
The Gang That Sang “Heart of My Heart”Ben RyanThe Four Aces with Jack Piels’ Orchestra1953
Gangsta’s ParadiseArtis Ivey Jr. (Coolio), Larry Sanders (LV), Doug Rasheed, Stevie WonderCoolio & L.V.1995
Gee I Like the Music with My MealsNat D. Ayers (m), Seymour Brown (w)William Burress1911
Genie in a BottleSteve Kipner, David Frank, Pam SheyneChristina Aguilera1999
Gentle on My MindJohn HartfordGlen Campbell1967
GeorgiaWalter Donaldson (m), Howard Johnson (w)Paul Whiteman1922
Georgia on My MindHoagy Carmichael (m), Stuart Gorrell (w)Ray Charles1960
Get a JobThe SilhouettesThe Silhouettes1958
Get BackJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles with Billy Preston1969
Get HappyHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Nat Shilkret with Phil Dewey, Frank Luther, & Leo O’Rourke1930
Get Off of My CloudMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1965
Get Out of TownCole Porter (m/w)Eddy Duchin1939
Get TogetherChet PowersThe Youngbloods1967
Getting to Know YouRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Gertrude Lawrence1951
The Ghost of the SaxophoneF. Henri Klickmann (m), Jack Frost (w)The Six Brown Brothers1917
The Ghost of the ViolinBert Kalmar (w), Ted Snyder (m)Peerless Quartet1913
GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.Ray Parker Jr.1984
Giannina MiaOtto Hauerbach (w), Rudolph Friml (m)Emma Trentini1913
GigiFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Les Baxter1953
Gimme a Little Kiss (Will Ya? Huh?)Maceo Pinkard, Roy Turk, Jack Smith"Whispering" Jack Smith1926
The Girl FriendRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)George Olsen with Larry Murphy, Bob Borger, & Fran Frey1926
Girl of My DreamsSunny ClappGene Austin & Bob McGimsey & Viola Klaiss with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1928
The Girl on the MagazineIrving Berlin (m/w)Harry MacDonough1916
The Girl That I MarryIrving Berlin (m/w)Eddy Howard1947
Girls Just Want to Have FunRobert HazardCyndi Lauper1983
Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on EarthGeorge HarrisonGeorge Harrison1973
Give Me the Simple LifeRube Bloom (m), Harry Ruby (w)Benny Goodman with Liza Morrow1946
Give Me the Sultan’s HaremAbner Silver (m), Alex Gerber (w)Henry Lewis1919
Give My Regards to BroadwayGeorge M. Cohan (m/w)Billy Murray1905
Give Peace a ChanceJohn LennonJohn Lennon1969
Glad Rag DollMilton Ager (m), Dan Dougherty (m), Jack Yellen (w)Ruth Etting1929
The Glow-WormPaul Lincke (m), Lilla Cayley Robinson (w)Victor Orchestra1908
Go Away Little GirlGerry Goffin, Carole KingSteve Lawrence1962
Going UpLouis Hirsch (m), Otto Harbach (w)Joseph Lertora1917
The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money)Harry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)Dick Powell1933
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)Robert Clivilles, Frederick WilliamsC + C Music Factory1990
A Good Man Is Hard to FindEddie GreenMarion Harris1919
Good Morning CarrieChris Smith, Elmer BowmanBert Williams with George Walker1902
Good NewsRay Henderson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Lew Brown (w)George Olsen1927
Good TimesBernard Edwards, Nile RodgersChic1979
Good VibrationsBrian Wilson, Mike LoveThe Beach Boys1966
Goodbye BluesJimmy McHugh (m), Arnold Johnson (w)The Mills Brothers1932
Goodbye Dolly GrayWill D. Cobb (m/w), Paul Barnes (m/w)Big Four Quartet1901
Goodbye My Lady LoveJoseph E. Howard (m/w)Henry Burr1904
Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John (m), Bernie Taupin (w)Elton John1973
Goodnight AngelineEubie Blake, Noble Sissle, Jim EuropeIvan Harold Browning1919
Goodnight IreneHuddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, John LomaxThe Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra1950
Goodnight SweetheartRay Noble, James Campbell, Reg. Connelly, Rudy ValleeWayne King1931
Got My Mind Set on YouRuby ClarkGeorge Harrison1987
Got to Cool My Doggies NowBob Schafer, Babe Thompson, Spencer WilliamsLucille Hegamin1922
GreaseBarry GibbFrankie Valli1978
Great Balls of FireOtis Blackwell, Jack HammerJerry Lee Lewis1957
Great DayVincent Youmans (m), Billy Rose (w), Edward Eliscu (w)Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby1929
The Great PretenderBuck RamThe Platters1955
Great White Way BluesPhil Napoleon, Frank SignorelliOriginal Memphis Five1923
Greatest Love of AllMichael Masser (m), Linda Creed (w)Whitney Houston1985
Green TambourinePaul Leka, Shelley PinzThe Lemon Pipers1967
Grieving for YouJoe Gibson, Joe Ribaud, Joe GoldPaul Whiteman1921
Grizzly BearGeorge Botsford (m), Irving Berlin (w)American Quartet with Billy Murray1911
Groovin’Felix Cavaliere, Eddie BrigatiThe Young Rascals1967
A Groovy Kind of LoveCarole Bayer Sager, Toni WinePhil Collins1988
Gulf Coast BluesClarence WilliamsBessie Smith1923
Gypsy BluesEubie Blake (m), Noble Sissle (w)Paul Whiteman1922
Gypsys, Tramps & ThievesBob StoneCher1971
H

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Hail! Hail! the Gang’s All HereD.A. Esrom (w), Theodore Morse (m), Arthur Sullivan (m)Irving Kaufman & the Columbia Quartet1918
Hallelujah!Vincent Youmans (m), Clifford Grey (w), Leo Robin (w)Nat Shilkret with Franklyn Baur1927
The Halls of IvyHenry Russell, Vic KnightVoices of Walter Schumann1950
Handful of KeysFats WallerFats Waller1933
Handy ManOtis Blackwell, Jimmy Jones, Charles MerensteinJames Taylor1977
Hangin’ AroundFred Hamm (m), Jack Gardner (m), Harry Harris (w)Ray Allen1926
Hanky PankyJeff Barry, Ellie GreenwichTommy James & the Shondells1966
Happy Days and Lonely NightsFred Fisher (m), Billy Rose (w)Ruth Etting1928
Happy Days Are Here AgainMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Ben Selvin1930
Happy Happy Birthday BabyMargo Sylvia Beach, Gilbert LopezRonnie Milsap1986
Happy TogetherGary Bonner, Alan GordonThe Turtles1967
A A Hard Day’s NightJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1964
Hard to Say I’m SorryDavid Foster, Peter CeteraChicago1982
Hard-Hearted Hannah, the Vamp of SavannahMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w), Bob Bigelow (w), Charles Bates (w)Dolly Kay1924
Hard-to-Get GertieMilton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Irving Aaronson & His Commanders1926
Harper Valley P.T.A.Tom T. HallJeannie C. Riley1968
HarriganGeorge M. Cohan (m/w)Billy Murray1907
Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?C.W. Murphy (m/w), Will Letters (m/w)Nora Bayes1910
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Michael KamenBryan Adams1995
Have You Ever Seen the RainJohn FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival1970
Have You Never Been MellowJohn FarrarOlivia Newton-John1975
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasRalph Blane (m), Hugh Martin (w)Judy Garland with George Stoll’s Orchestra1944
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My BrotherBobby Scott (m), Bob Russell (w)The Hollies1969
He Loves and She LovesGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Ella Fitzgerald1959
He May Be Your Man But He Comes to See Me SometimesLemuel FowlerLucille Hegamin1922
Heart of GlassDeborah Harry, Chris SteinBlondie1978
Heart of GoldNeil YoungNeil Young1972
Heartache TonightGlenn Frey, Don Henley, J.D. Souther, Bob SegerEagles1979
HeartachesAl Hoffman (m), John Klenner (w)Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner1947
Heartbreak Hotel Mae Axton, Tommy DurdenPresley, Elvis1956
Heat WaveIrving Berlin (m/w)Glen Gray with Mildred Bailey1933
Heaven Is a Place on EarthEllen Shipley, Rick NowelsBelinda Carlisle1987
Heaven Will Protect the Working GirlEdgard Smith (w), A. Baldwin Sloane (m)Marie Dressler1910
He’d Have to Get Under, Get Out and Get Under, to Fix Up His AutomobileMaurice Abrahams (m), Grant Clarke (w), Edgar Leslie (w)Billy Murray1914
Heidelberg (Stein Song)Frank Pixley (w), Gustav Luders (m)Harry MacDonough1903
HelloLionel RichieLionel Richie1983
Hello BluebirdCliff FriendVincent Lopez with the Keller Sisters & Lynch1927
Hello Central, Give Me HeavenCharles K. Harris (m/w)Byron G. Harlan1901
Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s LandJean Schwartz (m), Sam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1918
Hello Dolly!Jerry Herrman (m/w)Louis Armstrong & the All Stars1964
Hello Ma Baby (Hello Ma Ragtime Gal)Joseph E. Howard (m/w), Ida Emerson (m/w)Arthur Collins1899
Hello Young LoversRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1951
Help Me RhondaBrian WilsonThe Beach Boys1965
Help!John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1965
Here Comes My Ball and ChainJ. Fred Coots (m), Lou Davis (w)Coon-Sanders Orchestra1929
Here Comes My Daddy NowL. Wolfe Gilbert (w), Lewis F. Muir (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1913
Here Comes the Show BoatMaceo Pinkard (m), Billy Rose (w)Vaughn Deleath1928
He’s a Cousin of MineCecil Mack (w), Chris Smith (m), Silvio Hein (m)Bert Williams1907
He’s a RebelGene PitneyThe Crystals1962
He’s Got the Whole World in His HandsGeoff Love (adapted)Laurie London1957
He’s So FineRonald Mack (m/w)The Chiffons1963
He’s the Last WordWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Jane Gray1927
The Hesitating BluesW.C. HandyPrince’s Orchestra1916
Hey JudeJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1968
Hey Mr. BanjoFreddy Morgan, Norman MalkinThe Banjo Boys1955
Hey Taxi!Ivon DeBie (m/w)Ernie Kovacs with Leroy Holmes1956
Hey! BabyMargaret Cobb, Bruce ChannelBruce Channel1962
Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)Neal Moret (m), James O’DeaHarry MacDonough1903
High FeverJoe Sanders (m), Charlie Harrison (w)Coon-Sanders Orchestra1926
High HopesSammy Cahn, James Van HeusenFrank Sinatra & a Bunch of Kids1959
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin’)Ned Washington, Dmitri TiomkinTex Ritter1952
High SocietyPorter SteeleKing Oliver1924
Higher LoveSteve Winwood, Will JenningsSteve Winwood1986
HindustanOliver Wallace (m/w), Harold Weeks (m/w)Henry Burr with Albert Campbell1919
Hit the Road JackRay Charles, Percy MayfieldRay Charles1961
Hit the Road to DreamlandHarold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Freddie Slack1943
Hitchy KooL. Wolfe Gilbert (w), Lewis F. Muir (m)American Quartet1912
Hold OnCarnie Wilson, Glen Ballard, Chynna PhillipsWilson Phillips1990
Hold on to the NightsRichard MarxRichard Marx1987
Holiday for StringsDavid Rose (m), Sam Gallop (w)David Rose1943
Home Again BluesIrving Berlin, Harry AkstOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band1921
Honest and TrulyFred RoseHenry Burr1925
HoneyBobby RussellBobby Goldsboro1968
Honey BoyAlbert Von Tilzer (m), Jack Norworth (w)Peerless Quartet (as Columbia Male Quartet)1907
Honey ManAl Piantadosi (m), Joe McCarthy (w)Stella Tracey1911
Honeysuckle RoseThomas "Fats" Waller (m), Andy Razaf (w)Fats Waller1935
Honky Tonk WomenMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1969
Hooked on a FeelingMark JamesBlue Swede1974
Hooray for HollywoodRichard A. Whiting (m), Johnny Mercer (w)1937
A Horse with No NameDewey BunnellAmerica1971
HorsesRichard Whiting, Byron GayGeorge Olsen with Fran Frey1926
Hot Lips (He’s Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)Henry Lange, Henry Busse, Lou DavisPaul Whiteman1922
Hot StuffPete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith ForseyDonna Summer1979
Hotel CaliforniaGlenn Frey, Don Henley, Don FelderEagles1976
Hound DogJerry Leiber, Mike StollerPresley, Elvis1956
The House I Live InEarl Robinson (m), Lewis Allan (w)Frank Sinatra1946
The House of the Rising SunAlan Price, traditionalThe Animals1964
How About You?Tom Adair (m), Ralph Freed (w)Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra1942
How Are Things in Glocca Mora?Burton Lane (m), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Buddy Clark with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1947
How Are You Goin’ to Wet Your Whistle?Percy Wenrich, Francis Byrne, Frank McIntyre1919
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?Gene Austin, Roy BergereMarion Harris1924
How Could I Be Blue?Dan Wilson, Andy RazafRoger Wolfe Kahn1926
How Could Red Riding Hood?A.P. RandolphRube Wolf1925
How Deep Is the Ocean?Irving Berlin (m/w)Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo1932
How Deep Is Your LoveBarry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice GibbBee Gees1977
How High the Moon Morgan Lewis (m), Nancy Hamilton (w)Les Paul & Mary Ford1951
How Long Has This Been Going On?George Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Bobbe Arnst & Mary O’Brien1927
How Will I Know"George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Narada Walden "Whitney Houston1985
How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen PareeWalter Donaldson (m), Sam Lewis (w), Joy Young (w)Nora Bayes1919
How’d You Like to Spoon with Me?Edward Laska (w), Jerome Kern (m)Corrine Morgan & the Haydn Quartet1906
The HustleVan McCoyVan McCoy1975
I

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly RollClarence Williams (m), Spencer Williams (w)Clarence Williams1919
I Ain’t Got NobodyRoger Graham (w), Dave Peyton (m), Spencer Williams (m)Sophie Tucker1927
I Ain’t Never Had Nobody Crazy Over MeJimmie Durante, Johnny Stein, Jack RothBroadway Syncopators1923
I Am WomanHelen Reddy, Ray BurtonHelen Reddy1972
I Can Dream, Can’t I?Sammy Fain (m), Irving Kahal (w)The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra1949
I Can See Clearly NowJohnny NashJohnny Nash1972
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with MeJimmy McHugh (m), Clarence Gaskill (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn1927
I Can’t Do the SumGlen MacDonough (w), Victor Herbert (m)Billy Murray1904
I Can’t Get Next to YouBarrett Strong, Norman WhitfieldThe Temptations1969
(I Can’t Get No) SatisfactionMick Jagger, Keith RichardThe Rolling Stones1965
I Can’t Get StartedVernon Duke (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra1938
I Can’t Get the One I WantLou Handman (m), Herman Ruby (w), Billy Rose (w)Paul Whiteman1924
I Can’t Give You Anything But LoveJimmy McHugh (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Cliff Edwards1928
I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara AllenHall & Oates1981
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandFour Tops1965
I Can’t Stop Loving YouDon GibsonRay Charles1962
I Could Be Happy with YouSandy WilsonJulie Andrews & John Hewer1954
I Could Have Danced All NightFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Julie Andrews1956
I Cover the WaterfrontJohnny Green (m), Edward Heyman (w)Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood1933
I Cried for YouGus Arnheim (m), Abe Lyman (m), Arthur Freed (w)Benny Krueger1923
I Didn’t Know What Time It WasRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Benny Goodman with Louise Tobin1939
I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a SoldierAlfred Brya (w), Al PiantadosiPeerless Quartet1915
I Don’t CareJean Lenox, Harry O. SuttonDamita Jo1953
I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t ShineMack DavidPresley, Elvis1954
I Don’t Know Why, I Just DoFred E. Ahlert (m), Roy Turk (w)Wayne King with Ernie Burchill, Andy Hansen, & Bill Enger1931
I Don’t Wanna CryMariah Carey, Narada Michael WaldenMariah Carey1990
I Don’t Want to Miss a ThingDiane WarrenAerosmith1998
I Don’t Want to Set the World on FireEddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin, Eddie DurhamHorace Heidt with Larry Colton, Donna Wood, & Don Juans1941
I Found a Million-Dollar Baby in a Five-and-Ten-Cent StoreHarry Warren (m), Billy Rose (w), Mort Dixon (w)Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon1931
I Found a Rose in the Devil’s GardenFred Fisher, Willie RaskinSterling Trio1921
I Gave You Up Just Before You Threw Me DownFred Ahlert, Harry Ruby, Bert KalmarBilly Murray & Gladys Rice (as Rachel Grant)1923
I Get a Kick Out of YouCole Porter (m/w)Ethel Merman with Johnny Green’s Orchestra1934
I Get AroundBrian WilsonThe Beach Boys1964
I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’George Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w), Dubose Heyward (w)Leo Reisman1935
I Got RhythmGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Red Nichols1930
I Got You BabeSonny BonoSonny & Cher1965
I Gotta Right to Sing the BluesHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Louis Armstrong1933
I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan (The Blue Pajama Song)Arthur Schwartz (m), Howard Dietz (w)Rudy Vallee1932
I Hadn’t Anyone Till YouRay Noble (m/w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1938
I Heard It Through the GrapevineBarrett Strong, Norman WhitfieldMarvin Gaye1968
I Honestly Love YouPeter Allen, Jeff BarryOlivia Newton-John1974
I Just Called to Say I Love YouStevie WonderStevie Wonder1984
I Just Want to Be Your EverythingBarry GibbAndy Gibb1977
I Know That You KnowVincent Youmans (m), Anne Caldwell (w)Nat Shilkret1927
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoGeorge Cory (m), Douglas Cross (w)Tony Bennett1962
I Love a PianoIrving Berlin (m/w)Billy Murray1916
I Love a Rainy NightDavid Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt, Even StevensRabbitt Eddie1980
I Love It!Harry Von Tilzer (m), E. Ray Goetz (w)Arthur Collins1911
I Love Me (I’m Wild About Myself)Edwin J. Weber, Jack Hoins, Will MahoneyWillie Howard1923
I Love My BabyHarry Warren (m), Bud Green (w)Dolly Kramer1926
I Love My Wife, But, Oh, You Kid!Harry Armstrong, Billy ClarkDorothy Drew1909
I Love ParisCole Porter (m/w)Les Baxter1954
I Love Rock and RollJake Hooker, Alan MerrillJoan Jett & the Blackhearts1981
I Love to Go Swimmin’ with WimmenSigmund Romberg (m), Ballard MacDonald (w)Pat Rooney1921
I Love YouHarry Archer, Harlan ThompsonPaul Whiteman1924
I Love You SundayCharley Straight (m), Charles F. Byrne (w)Ted Lewis1921
I Love You TrulyCarrie Jacobs-Bond (m/w)Elsie Baker (aka "Edna Brown")1912
I Love, I Love, I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid!Jimmy Lucas (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins1909
I May Be Crazy, But I Ain’t No FoolAlex Rogers (m/w)Bob Roberts1904
I Meet Her in the Moonlight But She Keeps Me in the DarkPete Wendling (m), Alfred Bryan (w), Willie Raskin (w)Pete Wendling1926
I Might Be Your Once-in-a-WhileVictor Herbert (m), Robert B. Smith (w)John E. Young with Ada Meade1919
I Need Some Pettin’Ted Fiorito (m), Robert King (m), Gus Kahn (w)Sam Heiman’s Orchestra1924
I Need You NowJimmie Crane, Al JacobsEddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra1954
I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I’m Loving YouTom Pitts/Ray Egan/Roy MarshPaul Whiteman1921
I Never Knew That Roses GrewTed Fiorito (m), Gus Kahn (w)Sam Donahue with Bill Lockwood & the Blues Hues1947
I Never Promised You a Rose GardenJoe SouthLynn Anderson1970
I Never See Maggie AloneEverett Lynton, Harry TilsleyKenney Roberts1949
I Only Have Eyes for YouHarry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)The Flamingos1959
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausTommie ConnorJimmy Boyd with Norman Luboff’s Orchestra1952
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice CreamRobert King, Howard Johnson, Billy MollFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1928
I Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson, Al ClevelandThe Miracles1967
I Shot the SheriffBob MarleyEric Clapton1974
I Surrender DearHarry Barnes (m), Gordon Clifford (w)Gus Arnheim with Bing Crosby1931
I SwearGary Baker, Frank MyersAll-4-One1994
I Think I Love YouTony RomeoThe Partridge Family1970
I Wanna Be LovedJohnny Green (m), Billy Rose (w), Edward Heyman (w)The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra1950
I Wanna Be Loved by YouHarry Ruby (m), Herbert Stothart (m), Bert Kalmar (w)Helen Kane with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1928
I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me"George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam "Whitney Houston1987
I Wanna Go Where You Go, Do What You Do, Then I’ll Be HappyCliff Friend (m), Sidney Clare (w), Lew Brown (w)Eddie Fisher1955
I Wanna Say HelloJimmy MacDonald (m), Jack Hoffman (w)Ellen Sutton1952
I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl Who Married Dear Old DadWilliam Dillon (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Peerless Quartet1911
I Want a Little GirlMurray Mencher (m), Billy Moll (w)1930
I Want to Be HappyVincent Youmans (m), Irving Caesar (w)Vincent Lopez1924
I Want to Hold Your HandJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1963
I Want to Know What Love IsMick JonesForeigner1984
I Want to LingerHenry I. Marshall (m), Stanley Murphy (w)Prince’s Orchestra1915
I Whistle a Happy TuneRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Gertrude Lawrence with Sandy Kennedy1951
I Will Always Love YouDolly PartonWhitney Houston1992
I Will Follow HimJ. W. Stole (m), Del Roma (m), Norman Gimbel (w), Arthur Altman (w)Little Peggy March1963
I Will SurviveDino Fekaris, Freddie PerrenGloria Gaynor1978
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister KateClarence Williams, Armand PironThe Virginians1923
I Wish’t I Was in PeoriaHarry Woods (m), Billy Rose (w), Mort Dixon (w)Russo & Fiorito Orchestra1925
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight?Walter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Henry Burr & Billy Murray1926
I Wonder Where My Sweet Sweet Daddy’s GoneRay Stark (m), T.A. Hammed (w)Aileen Stanley1921
I Wonder Where My Sweetie Can BeEubie Blake (m), Noble Sissle (w)Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle1925
I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her NowJoseph E. Howard (m) Harold Orlob (m), Frank R. Adams (w), Will M. Hough (w)Henry Burr1909
I Write the SongsBruce JohnstonBarry Manilow1975
Ice Ice BabyDavid Bowie, Queen, Earthquake, Vanilla IceVanilla Ice1990
I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)Jim SteinmanMeat Loaf1993
I’d Leave My Happy Home for YouWill A. Heelan (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins1899
I’d Rather Be Blue Over You Than Be Happy with Somebody ElseFres Fisher (m), Billy Rose (w)Fanny Brice with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1929
Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)Eddie Munson (m), Eddie Leonard (w)Red Nichols1927
IdolizingSam Messenheimer, Irving Abrahamson, Ray WestAbe Lyman1926
If Ever I Would Leave YouFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Robert Goulet1960
If I Could Be with You One Hour TonightJames P. Johnson (m), Henry Creamer (w)McKinney’s Cotton Pickers with George Thomas1930
If I Didn’t CareJack LawrenceThe Ink Spots1939
If I Give My Heart to You Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs, Jimmy Brewster (aka Milt Gabler)Doris Day with the Mellomen1954
If I Had a Talking Picture of YouRay Henderson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Lew Brown (w)Johnny Hamp with Cliff Garnet1929
If I Had My Way (I’d Live Among the Gypsies) Lou Klein (w), James Kendis (m)Peerless Quartet1914
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a CakeAl Hoffman, Bob Merrill, Clem WattsEileen Barton & the New Yorkers1950
If I Loved YouRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Perry Como with Russell Case’s Orchestra1945
If I Were a BellFrank Loesser (m/w)Frankie Laine1950
If Money Talks, It Ain’t on Speakin’ Terms with MeJ.Fred Helf (m/w)Arthur Collins1902
If My Friends Could See Me NowCy Coleman (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Linda Clifford1978
If This Isn’t LoveBurton Lane (m), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Ella Logan & Donald Richards1946
If You Don’t Know Me by NowKenneth Gamble, Leon HuffHarold Melvin & the Blue Notes1972
If You Had My LoveRodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Cory RooneyJennifer Lopez1999
If You Knew Susie Like I Know SusieBuddy DeSylvaEddie Cantor1925
If You Leave Me NowPeter CeteraChicago1976
If You Sheik on Your Mama, Your Mamma’s Gonna Sheba on YouChris Smith (m/w)New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra1977
If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don’t Mention My NameNat D. Ayer (m), Seymour Brown (w)Billy Murray1912
I’ll Be a Friend with PleasureMaceo PinkardBernie Cummins1930
I’ll Be Missing YouSting, Faith Evans, Todd Gaither, Albert E. BrumleyPuff Daddy with Faith Evans & 1121997
I’ll Be Seeing YouSammy Fain (m), Irving Kahal (w)Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra1944
I’ll Be ThereBerry Gordy, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch, Bob WestThe Jackson 51970
I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom TimeNeville Fleeson, Albert Von TilzerCharles Harrison1920
I’ll Build a Stairway to ParadiseGeorge Gershwin (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Ira Gershwin as Arthur Francis (w)Paul Whiteman1922
I’ll Get by As Long As I Have YouFred E. Ahlert (m), Roy Turk (w)Harry James with Dick Haymes1941
I’ll KnowFrank Loesser (m/w)Sammy Davis Jr.1955
I’ll Make Love to YouKenneth “Babyface” EdmondsBoyz II Men1994
I’ll Never Be the SameMatty Malneck (m), Frank Signorelli (m), Gus Kahn (w)Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey1932
I’ll Never Fall in Love AgainBurt Bacharach (m), Hal David (w)Dionne Warwick1969
I’ll Never Smile AgainRuth Lowe (m/w)Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers1940
I’ll Say She DoesBuddy DeSylva, Gus Kahn, Al JolsonAl Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1919
I’ll See You AgainNoel CowardLeo Reisman1930
I’ll See You in C-U-B-AIrving BerlinBilly Murray1920
I’ll See You in My DreamsIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger1925
I’ll Walk AloneJule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Dinah Shore1944
I’m a BelieverNeil DiamondThe Monkees1966
I’m a Jonah ManAlex Rogers (m/w)Arthur Collins1903
I’m a Little Blackbird Looking for a BluebirdGeorge Meyer, Arthur JohnstonEva Taylor with Clarennce Williams’ Blue Five1924
I’m Alabama BoundRobert Hoffman (m), John J. Puderer (w)Rag Trio1910
I’m All Bound Round with the Mason Dixon LineSam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w), Jean Schwartz (m)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1918
I’m All Broken Up Over YouJoe Murphy (m), Carl Hoeffle (m), Joe Burke (w), Lou Hersher (w)Ted Weems1924
I’m Always Chasing RainbowsFrederick Chopin (m), Harry Carroll (m), Joseph McCarthy (w)Charles Harrison1918
I’m Certainly Living a Ragtime LifeRobert S. Roberts (m), Gene Jefferson (w)Fannie Midgely1900
I’m Coming VirginiaDonald Heywood, Will Marion CookPaul Whiteman & the Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Harry Barris)1927
I’m Confessin’ That I Love YouDoc Dougherty (m), Ellis Reynolds (m), Al J. Neiburg (w)Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo1930
I’m Crazy ‘Bout My BabyThomas "Fats" Waller, Alexander HillFats Waller1931
I’m Croonin’ a Tune about JuneJ. Fred Coots (m), Lou Davis (w)Noble Sissle1929
I’m EasyKeith CarradineKeith Carradine1976
I’m Falling in Love with SomeoneVictor Herbert, Rida Johnson YoungJohn McCormack1911
I’m Forever Blowing BubblesJean Kenbrovin (m/w), John William Kellette (m/w)Ben Selvin1919
I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over YouGeorge Bassman (m), Ned Washington (w)Tommy Dorsey1936
I’m Goin’ Away Just to Wear You Off My MindLloyd Smith, Clarence Johnson, Warren SmithKing Oliver1922
I’m Goin’ to Live Anyhow, Till I DieShepard N. EdmondsEddie Leonard1901
I’m Goin’ to Settle Down Outside of London TownJames V. Monaco (m), Joe McCarthy (w)Billy Murray & the Peerless Quartet1919
I’m Going to Do What I PleaseTed Snyder (m), Alfred Bryan (w)Sophie Tucker1909
I’m Gonna Charleston Back to CharlestonLou Handman (m), Roy Turk (w)Missouri Jazz Band1925
I’m Gonna Make You Love MeKenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry RossThe Supremes & the Temptations1968
I’m Gonna Meet My Sweetie NowJesse Greer (m), Benny Davis Iw)Jean Goldkette1927
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a LetterFred E. Ahlert (m), Joe Young (w)Fats Waller1935
I’m in Love AgainCole PorterDolly Sisters1927
I’m in Love AgainDave Bartholomew, Fats DominoFats Domino1956
I’m in the Mood for LoveJimmy McHugh (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Little Jack Little1935
I’m Just Wild about Animal CrackersHarry Link, Sam Coslow, Fred RichIrving Aaronson & His Orchestra1926
I’m Just Wild about HarryEubie Blake (m), Noble Sissle (w)Marion Harris1922
I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf CloverMort Dixon, Harry WoodsArt Mooney1948
I’m More Than SatisfiedThomas Waller (m), Ray Klages (w)Eddie Peabody1927
I’m Nobody’s BabyMilton Ager, Benny Davis, Lester SantlyJudy Garland1940
I’m Sitting on Top of the WorldRay Henderson (m), Sam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Al Jolson with Carl Fenton’s Orchestra1926
I’m Sorry I Made You CryN.J. Clesi (m/w)Henry Burr1918
I’m Telling You NowFreddie Garrity, Mitch MurrayFreddie & the Dreamers1963
I’m Through Shedding Tears Over YouEdwin J. Weber (m), Karyl Norman (w)Karyl Norman1922
I’m Too SexyFred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, Rob ManzoliRight Said Fred1991
I’m Walkin’Dave Bartholomew, Fats DominoFats Domino1957
I’m Walking Behind YouBilly ReidEddie Fisher & Sally Sweetland with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra1953
I’m Your AngelR. KellyR. Kelly & Celine Dion1998
ImagineJohn Lennon, Yoko OnoJohn Lennon1971
The Impossible DreamJoe Darion, Mitch LeighJack Jones1966
In a Little Spanish Town (‘Twas on a Night Like This)Mabel Wayne (m), Sam Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton1927
In a MistBix BeiderbeckeBix Beiderbecke1928
In a Shanty in Old Shanty TownLittle Jack Little (m), John Siras (m), Joe Young (w)Ted Lewis1932
In Honeysuckle TimeEubie Blake (m), Noble Sissle (w)1921
In My Merry OldsmobileVincent Bryan (w), Gus Edwards (m)Billy Murray1905
In Old New YorkVictor Herbert (m), Henry Blossom (w)Fred Stone with Dave Montgomery1907
In SoudanNat Osborne (m), Ballard MacDonald (w)Zez Confrey1919
In the Cool Cool Cool of the EveningHoagy Carmichael (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman1951
In the Good Old SummertimeRen Shields (w), George Evans (m)Haydn Quartet1903
In the Land O’ Yamo YamoFred Fisher (m), Joe McCarthy (w)Van & Schenck1918
In the MoodAndy Razaf, Joe GarlandGlenn Miller1939
In the Shade of the Old Apple TreeHarry H. Williams (w), Egbert Van Alstyne (m)Henry Burr (as Irving Gillette)1905
In the Still of the NightCole Porter (m/w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1937
In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)Fred ParrisThe Five Satins1956
In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)Richard S. EvansZager & Evans1969
Indian Love CallRudolf Friml (m), Otto Harbach (w), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Paul Whiteman1925
Indian SummerVictor Herbert (m), Al Dubin (w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1939
IndianaJames Hanley (m), Ballad MacDonald (w)Conway’s Band1917
Invisible TouchAnthony Banks, Phil Collins, Michael RutherfordGenesis1986
Is It True What They Say About DixieGerald Marks, Irving Caesar, Sammy LernerJimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly1936
Is She My Girl Friend?Milton Ager (m), Jack Yellen (w)Van & Schenck1928
Islands in the StreamBarry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice GibbKenny Rogers & Dolly Parton1983
Isn’t It Romantic?Richard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Maurice Chevalier with Jeannette MacDonald1932
It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’Wendell HallWendell Hall1924
It Ain’t Necessarily SoGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Leo Reisman1935
It All Depends on YouRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Paul Whiteman1927
It Goes Like It Goes David Shire, Norman GimbelJennifer Warnes1979
It Had to Be YouIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones1924
It Isn’t FairRichard Himber, Frank Warshauer, Sylvester SprigatoSammy Kaye with Don Cornell1950
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom LaneJoe Burke (m), Edgar Leslie (w)Guy Lombardo with Lebert Lombardo1937
It Might As Well Be SpringRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Dick Haymes with Victor Young’s Orchestra1945
It Takes a Long, Tall, Brown-Skin GalWill E. SkidmoreRae Samuels1917
Italian Street Song (Zing, Zing)Rida Johnson Young (w), Victor Herbert (m)Lucy Isabelle Marsh & the Victor Light Opera Co.1911
It’s a Grand Night for SingingRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Dick Haymes with Earl Hagen’s Orchestra1946
It’s a Long, Long Way to TipperaryJack Judge (m/w), Harry Williams (m/w)John McCormack1915
It’s a Lovely Day TodayIrving BerlinDoris Day with George Siravo’s Orchestra1951
It’s a Lovely Day TomorrowIrving BerlinTommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers1940
It’s a Most Unusual DayJimmy McHugh (m), Harold Adamson (w)Ray Noble1948
It’s a Sin to Tell a LieBilly MayhewFats Waller1936
It’s All in the GameCharles G. Dawes (m), Carl Sigman (w)Tommy Edwards1951
It’s Been a Long, Long TimeJule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Bing Crosby & the Les Paul Trio1945
It’s MagicJule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Doris Day1948
It’s My PartyJohn Gluck Jr., Wally GoldLesley Gore1963
It’s Not for Me to SayRobert Allen (m), Al Stillman (m)Johnny Mathis1957
It’s Now or NeverAaron Schroeder, Wally GoldPresley, Elvis1960
It’s Only a Paper MoonHarold Arlen (m), E.Y. "Yip" Harburg (w), Billy Rose (w)Ella Fitzgerald & the Delta Rhythm Boys1945
It’s Right Here for YouAlex Belledna (m), Marion Dickerson (w)Mamie Smith1920
It’s Still Rock and Roll to MeBilly JoelBilly Joel1980
It’s the Talk of the TownJerry Livingston (m), Marty Symes (w), Al J. Neiburg (w)Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent1933
It’s Tight Like ThatThomas Dorsey, Hudson WhittakerTampa Red with Georgia Tom1928
It’s Too LateCarole King (m), Toni Stern (w)Carole King1971
It’s Tulip Time in HollandDave Radford (w), Richard A. Whiting (m)Henry Burr1915
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot BikiniPaul Vance, Lee PockrissBrian Hyland1960
I’ve Found a New BabyJack Palmer, Spencer WilliamsTed Lewis1926
I’ve Got a Crush on YouGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Frank Sinatra1948
I’ve Got a Feelin’ I’m Fallin’Harry Link (m), Thomas "Fats" Waller (m), Billy Rose (w)1929
I’ve Got My Habits OnJimmie Durante (m), Chris Smith (w), Bob Schafer (w)Donald Kerr1921
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me WarmIrving Berlin (m/w)Les Brown1948
I’ve Got Rings on My FingersMaurice Scott (m), Weston (w), Barnes (w)Ada Jones1909
I’ve Got the World on a StringHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Cab Calloway1932
I’ve Got You Under My SkinCole Porter (m/w)Ray Noble1936
I’ve Got Your NumberCy Coleman, Carolyn LeighSwen Swenson1962
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your FaceFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Rosemary Clooney1956
I’ve Had the Time of My LifeFrank Previte, John DeNicola, Donald MarkowitzBill Medley with Jennifer Warnes1987
I’ve Heard That Song BeforeJule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Harry James with Helen Forrest1943
I’ve Never Seen a Straight BananaTed WaiteErnest Hare & Billy Jones1927
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little StarJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Jack Denny with Paul Small1932
Ivy, Cling to MeIsham Jones, Jimmy Johnson Isham Jones1923
J

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Ja Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing)Bob CarletonArthur Fields1919
Jack and DianeJohn Cougar MellencampJohn Cougar Mellencamp1982
Jail House BluesBessie Smith, Clarence WilliamsBessie Smith1924
Jailhouse RockJerry Leiber, Mike StollerPresley, Elvis1957
The Japanese SandmanRichard A. Whiting (m), Ray Egan (w)Paul Whiteman1920
Java JiveBen Oakland (m), Milton Drake (w)The Ink Spots1940
The Jazz Me BluesTom DelaneyOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band1921
JeanShelton Brooks Isham Jones1919
Jeepers CreepersHarry Warren (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Al Donahue & Paul Kelly1938
Jelly Roll BluesFerdinand "Jelly Roll" MortonJelly Roll Morton1904
Jersey BounceBobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Ed JohnsonBenny Goodman with Peggy Lee1942
Jessie’s GirlRick SpringfieldRick Springfield1981
Jimmy ValentineGus Edwards (m), Edward Madden (w)Peerless Quartet1911
Jimtown BluesCharlie Davis (m), Fred Rose (w)Jimmie Wade’s Moulin Rouge Syncopaters1925
Joe Turner BluesW.C. HandyPrince’s Orchestra1916
Johnny AngelLee Pockriss (m), Lyn Duddy (w)Shelley Fabares1962
Johnny B. GoodeChuck BerryChuck Berry1958
Joy to the WorldHoyt AxtonThree Dog Night1970
JumpJermaine DupriKris Kross1992
Jump Steady BluesMillard E. Coffin, Percy TerryParamount Four1922
Jumpin’ Jack FlashMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1968
Jumping JackRube Bloom, Bernie Seaman, Marvin SmolevZez Confrey1928
June Is Bustin’ Out All OverRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Hildegarde with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra1945
Junk Man RagC. Luckeyth RobertsMaurice & Florence Walton1913
Just a Wearyin’ for YouCarrie Jacobs-Bond (m), Frank Stanton (w)Lucy Isabelle Marsh1916
Just Another Day Wasted Away Waiting for YouCharles Tobias (m), Roy Turk (w)Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1927
Just Cross the River from QueensAlbert Von Tilzer (m), Neville Fleeson (w)Edwin J. McEnelly1927
Just FriendsJohn Klenner (m), Sam Lewis (w)Russ Colombo with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1932
Just in TimeJule Styne (m), Betty Comden (w), Adolph Green (w)Tony Bennett1956
Just Like a WomanBob DylanBob Dylan1966
Just Like Starting OverJohn LennonJohn Lennon1980
Just My Imagination Running Away with MeNorman Whitfield, Barrett StrongThe Temptations1971
Just One of Those ThingsCole Porter (m/w)Richard Himber with Stuart Allen1935
Just the Way You AreBilly JoelBilly Joel1977
Just Wait Till You See My Baby Do the CharlestonClarence Williams, Clarence Todd, Rousseau SimmonsClarence Williams1925
Just Walkin’ in the RainJohnny Bragg, Robert S. RileyJohnnie Ray1956
Justify My LoveLenny KravtizMadonna1990
K

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Ka-Lu-AJerome Kern (m), Anne Caldwell (w)Elsie Baker (aka "Edna Brown") with Elliott Shaw1922
Kansas City (aka "K.C. Lovin’")Mike Stoller (m), Jerry Leiber (w)Wilbert Harrison1959
Kansas City KittyWlater Donaldson (m), Edgar Leslie (w)The Cotton Pickers1929
Kansas City StompFerdinand "Jelly Roll" MortonJelly Roll Morton1923
Karma ChameleonGeorge O’Dowd, Jon Moss, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig, Phil PickettCulture Club1983
Katy-DidJerome Kern (m), Harry B. Smith (w)Lois Josephine with Wellington Cross1913
Keep on Loving YouKevin CroninREO Speedwagon1980
Keepin’ Out of Mischief NowThomas "Fats" Waller (m), Andy Razaf (w)Louis Armstrong1932
Kids!Charles Strouse (m), Lee Adams (w)Paul Lynde & Marijane Maricle1960
Killing Me Softly with His SongCharles Fox, Norman GimbelRoberta Flack1973
King ChanticleerNat D. Ayer (m), Seymour Brown (w)Prince’s Orchestra1910
King of the RoadRoger MillerRoger Miller1965
King Porter StompFerdinand "Jelly Roll" MortonJelly Roll Morton1923
The KinkajouHarry Tierney (m), Joseph McCarthy (w)Ada May1927
KissPrincePrince1986
A Kiss in the DarkVictor Herbert (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Amelita Galli-Curci1923
Kiss Me Again (If I Were on the Stage)Henry Blossom (w), Victor Herbert (m)Olive Kline1916
Kiss of FireLester Allen, Robert HillGeorgia Gibbs1952
Kiss on My ListDaryl Hall, Janna AllenHall & Oates1980
Kiss You All OverMike Chapman, Nicky ChinnExile1978
Kitten on the KeysZez ConfreyZez Confrey1921
K-K-K-Katy (Stammering Song)Geoffrey O’Hara (m/w)Billy Murray1918
Knock Three TimesL. Russell Brown, Irwin LevineTony Orlando & Dawn1970
KokomoMike Love, Scott McKenzie, Terry Melcher, John PhillipsThe Beach Boys1988
L

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
La BambaRitchie ValensRitchie Valens1958
LadyLionel Richie (m/w)Kenny Rogers1980
The Lady Is a TrampRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1937
Lady MadonnaJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1968
The Land Where the Good Songs GoJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Elizabeth Brice with Charles King1917
Last DancePaul JabaraDonna Summer1978
The Last Time I Saw ParisJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Kate Smith1940
Last Train to ClarksvilleTommy Boyce, Bobby HartThe Monkees1966
Laughin’ Cryin’ BluesPorter Grainger, Bob RickettsFats Waller1923
Laughter in the RainNeil Sedaka, Philip CodySedaka, Neil1974
LauraDavid Raskin (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Woody Herman1945
Lay Lady LayBob DylanBob Dylan1969
LazyIrving Berlin (m/w)Al Jolson with Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra1924
Lazy BonesHoagy Carmichael (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Ted Lewis1933
Lazy MoonBob Cole (w), Rosamond Johnson (m)J. Rosamond Johnson with Bob Cole1904
Le FreakNile Rodgers, Bernard EdwardsChic1978
Leader of the PackJeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, George "Shadow" MortonThe Shangri-La’s1964
Lean on MeBill WithersBill Withers1972
Learnin’ the BluesDolores Vicki SilversFrank Sinatra1955
Leave it to JaneJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Edith Hallor et al1917
Leaving on a Jet PlaneJohn DenverJohn Denver1969
Left All Alone Again BluesJerome Kern (m), Anne Caldwell (w)Marion Harris1920
Let a Smile Be Your UmbrellaSammy Fain (m), Irving Kahal (w), Francis Wheeler (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn with Franklyn Baur1928
Let It BeJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1970
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Jule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Vaughn Monroe1945
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear Kal Mann, Bernie LowePresley, Elvis1957
Let Me Call You SweetheartLeo Friedman (m/w), Beth Slater Whitson (m/w)Peerless Quartet1911
Let Me Go, Lover!Jenny Lou Carson, Al HillJoan Weber1954
Let the Rest of the World Go ByJ. Kiern Brennan (w), Ernest R. Ball (m)Elizabeth Spencer & Charles Hart1920
Let the River RunCarly SimonCarly Simon1989
Let’s Call the Whole Thing OffGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra1937
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in LoveCole Porter (m/w)Irving Aaronson & His Commanders with Jack Armstrong1929
Let’s Fall in LoveHarold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood1934
Let’s Get Away from It AllMatt Dennis (m), Tom Adair (w)Tommy Dorsey & the Pied Pipers1941
Let’s Hang OnBob Crewe, Sandy Linzer, Denny RandellThe Four Seasons1965
Let’s Have Another Cup of CoffeeIrving BerlinFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1932
Let’s Hear It for the BoyTom Snow, Dean PitchfordDeniece Williams1984
Let’s Stay TogetherAl Green, Willie Mitchell, Al JacksonAl Green1971
Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned WalkIrving Berlin (m/w)Ada Jones & Billy Murray1907
The LetterWayne Carson ThompsonThe Box Tops1967
Life Is Just a Bowl of CherriesRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w)Rudy Vallee1931
Light My FireJohn Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim MorrisonThe Doors1967
Like a PrayerPatrick Leonard, MadonnaMadonna1989
Like a Rolling StoneBob DylanBob Dylan1965
Like a VirginBilly Steinberg, Tom KellyMadonna1984
LilaMaceo Pinkard, Archie Gottler, Chas. TobiasWatts & Marshall1928
Limehouse BluesPhilip Braham, Douglas FurberPaul Whiteman1924
LindaJack LawrenceRay Noble with Buddy Clark1947
Linger AwhileVincent Rose (m), Harry Owens (w)Paul Whiteman1924
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)Hugo Peretti, Albert Stanton, Luigi Creatore, Paul Campbell, George Weiss, Roy IleneThe Tokens1961
A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure, They Call It Ireland)J. Keirn Brennan (b), Ernest R. Ball (m)George MacFarlane1915
The Little Drummer BoyHarry Simeone, Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. OnoratiHarry Simeone Chorale1958
The Little Ford Rambled Right AlongByron Gay (m), B.G. Foster (w), C.R. Foster (w)Billy Murray1915
Little GirlFrancis Henry, Madeline HydeHarold Arlen with Joe Ventuti’s Big Four1931
Little Things Mean a LotEdith Lindeman, Carl StutzKitty Kallen with Jack Piels’ Orchestra1954
Livery Stable BluesRay Lopez, Alcide NunezOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band1917
Livin’ La Vida LocaDesmond Child; Robi RosaRicky Martin1999
Livin’ on a PrayerJon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond ChildBon Jovi1986
LizaMaceo Pinkard, Nat VincentZez Confrey1922
Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)George Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w), Gus Kahn (w)Al Jolson with Bob Haring’s Orchestra1929
The Loco-MotionGerry Goffin, Carole KingLittle Eva1962
LollipopBeverly Ross, Julius DixonThe Chordettes1958
Lonely BoyPaul AnkaPaul Anka1959
Lonesome and SorryCon Conrad (m), Benny Davis (w)Ruth Etting1926
Lonesome Mama BluesBillie Brown, A.W. Brown, E. NickelMamie Smith1922
Lonesome, Lovesick Got-to-Have-My-Daddy BluesErnie Erdman, Clarence Jones, Chester CohnMoody & Duncan1921
Long Ago and Far AwayJerome Kern (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest with Camarata’s Orchestra1944
The Long and Winding RoadJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1970
Long Tall SallyRobert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard PennimanLittle Richard1956
Look for the Silver LiningJerome Kern (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Marion Harris1921
Looking at the World Through Rose-Colored GlassesTommie Malie, Jimmy SteigerFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1926
Looking for a BoyGeorge Gerswhin, Ira GershwinArden-Ohman Orchestra1926
Looks Like We Made ItRichard Kerr, Will JenningsBarry Manilow1976
A Lot of Livin’ to DoCharles Strouse (m), Lee Adams (w)Dick Gautier et al1960
Louie LouieRichard BerryThe Kingsmen1963
LouiseRichard A. Whiting (m), Leo Robin (w)Maurice Chevalier with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1929
Love and MarriageJames Van HeusenFrank Sinatra1955
Love ChildPam Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor, Frank Wilson, Deke RichardsThe Supremes1968
Love in BloomRalph Rainger (m), Leo Robin (w)Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s Orchestra1934
Love Is a Many Splendored ThingSammy Fain, Paul Francis WebsterThe Four Aces1955
Love Is BlueAndre Popp, Pierre CourPaul Mauriat1967
Love Is Here to StayGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Larry Clinton with Bea Wain1938
Love Is Just Around the CornerLewis E. Gensler (m), Leo Robin (w)Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra1934
Love Is the Tender TrapJimmy Van Heusen (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Frank Sinatra1955
Love Letters in the SandNick Kenny, Charles Kenny, J. Fred CootsPat Boone1957
Love Me DoJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1962
Love Me or Leave MeWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Ruth Etting1929
Love Me TenderElvis Presley, Vera MatsonPresley, Elvis1956
The Love NestLouis A. Hirsch John Steel1920
Love Will Find a WayEubie Blake, Noble SissleNoble Sissle1921
Love Will Keep Us TogetherNeil Sedaka, Howard GreenfieldCaptain & Tennille1975
Love Will Lead You BackDiane WarrenTaylor Dayne1989
Lovely to Look AtJerome Kern (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood1935
LoverRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton1933
Lover Come Back to MeSigmund Romberg (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton1929
Lovie JoeJoe Jordan (m), Will Marion Cook (w)Fanny Brice1910
Lucky DayRay Henderson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Lew Brown (w)The Revelers1926
Lucky in LoveRay Henderson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Lew Brown (w)George Olsen1927
Lucky LindyAbel Baer (m), L. Wolfe Gilbert (w)Vernon Dalhart1927
Lucy in the Sky with DiamondsJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyElton John1974
Lullaby of BirdlandGeorge Shearing (m), George David Weiss (w)Blue Stars1955
Lullaby of BroadwayHarry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with Bob Crosby1935
Lyin’ EyesGlenn Frey, Don HenleyEagles1975
M

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Ma Blushin’ RosieEdgar Smith (w), John Stromberg (m)Albert Campbell1900
Ma!Sidney Clare, Con ConradTed Lewis1922
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)Rafael Ruiz, Perdigones, Antonio Romero Monge, SWK, Carlos de Yarza Los Del Rio1995
MacArthur ParkJimmy WebbRichard Harris1968
Mack the KnifeKurt Weill (m), Mark Blitzstein (w), Berthold Brecht (w)Bobby Darin1959
Madelon (I’ll Be True to the Whole Regiment)Louis Bousquet (w), Alfred Bryan (w), Camille Robert (m)Victor Military Band with Marcel Journet1919
Maggie MayRod Stewart, Martin QuittentonRod Stewart1971
MagicJohn FarrarOlivia Newton-John1980
Make BelieveJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby1928
Make Believe BallroomPaul Denniker (m), Andy Razaf (w)1936
Make It with YouDavid GatesBread1970
Makin’ WhoopeeWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Eddie Cantor1929
Mama Told Me Not to ComeRandy NewmanThree Dog Night1970
Mama’s Gone, GoodbyePeter Bocage, Armand J. PironPiron’s New Orleans Orchestra1924
Mammy Blossom’s Possum PartyTheodore Morse (m), Arthur Fields (w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1917
Mammy Jinny’s JubileeL. Wolfe Gilbert (w), Lewis F. Muir (m)Louise Bauer1913
Mammy O’ MineWilliam Tracey (w), Maceo Pinkard (m)Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra1919
Mammy’s Little Coal Black RoseRaymond Egan (w), Richard A. Whiting (m)Orpheus Quartet1917
The Man I LoveGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Marion Harris1928
Man in the MirrorGlen Ballard, Siedah GarrettMichael Jackson1987
The Man That Got Away (aka “The Gal That Got Away”)Harold Arlen (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Judy Garland & Ray Heindorf with the Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra1954
Manana Is Soon Enough for MePeggy Lee, Dave BarbourPeggy Lee with Dave Barbour’s Orchestra1948
MandyIrving Berlin (m/w)Barry Manilow1974
MandyScott English, Richard KerrVan & Schenck1919
Mandy, Make Up Your MindGeorge W. Meyer, Arthur JohnstonePaul Whiteman1925
ManeaterDaryl Hall, John Oates, Sara AllenHall & Oates1982
ManhattanRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Ben Selvin1925
Manhattan SerenadeLouis Alter (m), Howard Johnson (w), Harold Adamson (w)Harry James with Helen Forrest1942
The Mansion of Aching HeartsArthur J. Lamb (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Harry MacDonough1902
MaoriWilliam H. Tyers (m), Henry S. Creamer (w)Rudy Vallee1932
Maple Leaf RagScott Joplin (m)Vess Ossman1907
MargieBenny Davis, Con Conrad, J. Russell RobinsonEddie Cantor1921
MarieIrving Berlin (m/w)Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard1937
A Marshmallow WorldPeter DeRose (m), Carl Sigman (w)Bing Crosby with Sonny Burke’s Orchestra1951
Mary LouAbe Lyman, George Waggner, J. Russell RobinsonAbe Lyman with Charles Kaley1926
Mary’s a Grand Old NameGeorge M. Cohan (m/w)Donald Brian1906
Masculine Women! Feminine Men!James V. Monaco (m), Edgar Leslie (w)Maureen Englin1925
Material GirlPeter Brown, Robert RansMadonna1984
MaybeGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Nat Shilkret1926
Maybe BabyNorman Petty, Buddy HollyBuddy Holly & the Crickets1957
MaybelleneChuck Berry, Russ Fratto, Alan FreedChuck Berry1955
MazieLew Gold, Sid Caine, Eli DawsonYerkes Jazarimba Orchestra1921
Me and Bobby McGeeKris Kristofferson, Fred FosterJanis Joplin1971
Me and My ShadowDave Dreyer (m), Al Jolson (m), Billy Rose (w)"Whispering" Jack Smith1927
Me and the Boy FriendJimmie Monaco (m), Sidney Clare (w)Jane Green with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1925
Mean to MeFred E. Ahlert (m), Roy Turk (w)Ruth Etting1929
Meet Me in St. Louis, LouisArthur B. Sterling (w), Kerry Mills (m)Billy Murray1904
Meet Me Tonight in DreamlandBeth Slater Whitson (w), Leo Friedman (m)Henry Burr1910
Melancholy LouRay HibbelerHoward Lanin1925
Mellow YellowDonovan LeitchDonovan1966
MemoriesEgbert Van Alstyne, (m), Gustave Kahn (w)John Barnes Wells1916
Memories Are Made of ThisTerry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, Frank MillerDean Martin1955
Memories of YouEubie Blake (m), Andy Razaf (w)Louis Armstrong1930
MemoryAndrew Lloyd Webber (m), Trevor Nunn (w)Barbra Streisand1981
The Memphis BluesW.C. Handy (m), George A. Norton, Charles Tobias, Peter DeRosePrince’s Orchestra1914
The Merry Widow WaltzFranz LeharVictor Orchestra1907
The Merry Widow’s Got a Sweetie NowLew Porter, Sam A. PerryLew Weimer’s Black & Gold Aces1928
The Merry-Go-Round Broke DownCliff Friend, Dave FranklinRuss Morgan with Jimmie Lewis1937
Messin’ AroundCharles L. Cooke (m), John A. St. Cyr (w)Memphis Slim & His House Rockers1948
Midnight Train to GeorgiaJim WeatherlyGladys Knight & the Pips1973
Mighty Like a Rose (aka "Mighty Lak’ a Rose")Frank L. Stanton (w), Ethelbert Nevin (m)George Alexander1903
Millenburg JoysFerdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Leon Roppolo, Paul Mares, Walter MelroseTed Lewis1925
MineGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Emil Coleman1933
Minnie the MermaidBuddy DeSylva (m/w)Rudy Vallee1923
Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous)Lew Pollack (m), Sidney Clare (w)Ben Selvin1927
Miss YouMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1978
Miss You MuchJames Harris III, Terry LewisJanet Jackson1989
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IHarry Tierney (m), Bert Hanlon (w), Benny Ryan (w)Anna Wheaton1917
Mississippi MudHarry BarrisPaul Whiteman with Al Rinker, Harry Barris, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, Austin Young, Bing Crosby, & Irene Taylor1928
Missouri Waltz (Hush-A-Bye Ma Baby)Frederick K. Logan (m), James Royce as James R. Shannon (w)Elsie Baker (aka "Edna Brown")1917
Mo’ LassesC. Luckeyth Roberts (m), Alex Rodgers (w)Luckeyth Roberts1923
Mobile BluesAlbert E. Short, Fred RoseJimmie Wade’s Moulin Rouge Orchestra1924
Molasses, MolassesLarry ClintonRoberta Quinlan1950
Moments to RememberRobert Allen (m), Al Stillman (m)The Four Lads1955
Mona LisaJay Livingston (m), Ray Evans (w)Nat "King" Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra1950
Monday MondayJohn Phillips, Michelle PhillipsThe Mamas & the Papas1966
Money for NothingMark Knopfler, StingDire Straits1985
Monster MashBobby Pickett, Leonard CapizziBobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers1962
Mood Indigo Duke Ellington (m), Barney Bigard (m), Irving Mills (m/w), Mitchell Parish (w)Duke Ellington1931
The Moon Is BlueHerschel Burke Gilbert (m), Sylvia Fine (w)Sauter-Finegan Orchestra1953
Moon Over MiamiJoe Burke (m), Edgar Leslie (w)Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood1936
Moon RiverHenry Mancini (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn1961
MoonglowWill Hudson, Eddie DeLange, Irving MillsBenny Goodman1934
MoonlightCon Conrad Paul Whiteman1921
Moonlight and RosesNeil Moret (m), Edwin H. Lemare (w), Ben Black (w)John McCormack1925
Moonlight BayEdward Madden (w), Percy Wenrich (m)American Quartet1912
Moonlight CocktailLuckey Roberts (m), Kim Gannon (w)Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle & the Modernaires1942
Moonlight in VermontKarl Suessdorf (m), John Blackburn (w)Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra with Margaret Whiting1945
Moonlight on the GangesSherman Myers (m), Chester Wallace (w)Paul Whiteman with Austin Young1926
Moonlight SerenadeGlenn Miller (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Glenn Miller1939
More Than You KnowVincent Youmans (m), Edward Eliscu (w), Billy Rose (w)Ruth Etting1929
The Morning AfterAl Kasha, Joel HirschhornMaureen McGovern1973
Morning Train (Nine to Five)Florrie PalmerSheena Easton1980
Morocco BluesJoe Jordan (m), Clarence Williams (w)Rita Gould1926
The Most Beautiful GirlRory Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norris WilsonCharlie Rich1973
M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)Theodore Morse (m), Howard Johnson (w)Henry Burr1916
Mother MachreeChauncey Olcott (m), Ernest R. Ball (m), Rida Johnson Young (w)Will Oakland1911
Mother-in-LawAllen ToussaintErnie K-Doe1961
Moxie (1 Step)Norman Leigh (m), Dennis J. Shea (w)Arthur Fields1921
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. SheanEd Gallagher, Al SheanEd Gallagher & Al Shean1922
Mr. Jazz, HimselfIrving BerlinWatson Sisters1917
Mr. Moon Man Turn Off Your LightJack Norworth, Nora BayesNora Bayes & Jack Norworth1910
Mr. SandmanPat BallardThe Chordettes1954
Mr. Tambourine ManBob DylanThe Byrds1965
Mrs. RobinsonPaul SimonSimon & Garfunkel1968
Muddy WaterPeter DeRose (m), Harry Richman (m), Jo Trent (w)Ben Bernie with Frank Munn1927
Muscle Shoals BluesGeorge W. ThomasHarry Raderman’s Orchestra1921
The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘RoundEdward Farley (m), Michael Riley (m), Red Hodgson (w)Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright1935
Music! Music! Music!Stephen Weiss, Bernie BaumTeresa Brewer & the Dixieland All Stars1950
My Baby Don’t Love Me No MoreLeo DeJohn (m), Julie DeJohn (w), Dux DeJohn (w)DeJohn Sisters with O.B. Masingill1954
My Baby Just Cares for MeWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Ted Weems1930
My Beautiful LadyIvan Caryll (m), C.M.S. McLellan (w)Lucy Isabelle Marsh1911
My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds NowCliff Friend (m), Irving Caesar (w)Ruth Etting1928
My Blue Days Blew OverMax Rich (m), Tot Seymour (w)Eubie Blake1931
My Blue HeavenWalter Donaldson (m), George A. Whiting (w)Gene Austin1927
My Boyfriend’s BackRobert Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard GottehrerThe Angels1963
My BuddyWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Henry Burr1922
My Castle in the AirJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)George MacFarlane1916
My Castle on the NileJ.W. Johnson (w), Bob Cole (w), Rosamond Johnson (m)Bert Williams1901
My Cherie AmourSylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie WonderStevie Wonder1969
My Cutie’s Due at Two-to-Two TodayAlbert Von Tilzer, Irving Berlin, Leo RobinVaughn Deleath1926
My Darling My DarlingFrank LoesserJo Stafford with Gordon MacRae1948
My Ding-a-Ling (live)Dave Bartholomew, Chuck BerryChuck Berry1972
My Favorite ThingsRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)John Coltrane1961
My Foolish HeartVictor Young (m), Ned Washington (w)Gordon Jenkins & Eileen Wilson1950
My Funny ValentineRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor1945
My Gal SalPaul Dresser (m/w)Byron G. Harlan1907
My GirlSmokey Robinson, Ronald WhiteThe Temptations1964
My GuySmokey RobinsonMary Wells1964
My HappinessBarney Bergantine (m), Betty Peterson (w)Jon & Sandra Steele1948
My Heart Belongs to DaddyCole Porter (m/w)Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin1939
My Heart Cries for YouPercy Faith (m), Carl Sigman (w)Guy Mitchell1950
My Heart Stood StillRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Paul Whiteman with Al Rinker, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylor, & Austin Young1928
My Heart Will Go OnJames Horner, Will JenningsCeline Dion1997
My HeroOscar Straus (m), Stanislaus Stange (w)Lucy Isabelle Marsh1910
My Honey’s Lovin’ ArmsJoseph Meyer (m), Herman Ruby (w)Isham Jones1922
My Isle of Golden DreamsWalter Blaufuss, Gus KahnBen Selvin1920
My LifeBilly JoelBilly Joel1978
My Little Bimbo from the Bamboo IsleWalter Donaldson, Donald ClarkFrank Crumit1920
My LovePaul McCartneyPaul McCartney & Wings1973
My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)Thomas McElroy, Denzil FosterEn Vogue1992
My Mammy (The Sun Shines East, the Sun Shines West)Walter Donaldson (m), Sam Lewis (w), Joy Young (w)Paul Whiteman1921
My Man (Mon Homme)Maurice Yvain (m), Jacques Mardochee Charles, Albert Willemetz (French lyrics), Channing Pollock (English lyrics)Fanny Brice with Rosario Bourdon’s Orchestra1922
My Melancholy BabyErnie Burnett (m), George A. Norton (w)Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1928
My Name Is Morgan, But It Ain’t J.P.Halsey K. Mohr (m), Will A. Mahoney (w)Bob Roberts1906
My One and OnlyGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Jane Green with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1928
My Pillow and MeTim Brymn, Chris Smith, Clarence WilliamsLada’s Louisiana Orchestra1922
My Pony BoyCharley O’Donnell (m), Bobby Heath (w)Ada Jones1909
My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)Georges Boulanger, Jimmy KennedyThe Platters1956
My SharonaDoug Fieger, Berton AverreThe Knack1979
My Silent LoveDana Suesse (m), Edward Heyman (w)Ruby Norman with Gordon Graham1932
My Sunday GirlSam H. Stept (m), Herman Ruby (w), Bud Cooper (w)Edwin J. McEnelly1927
My Sunny TennesseeBert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Herman Ruby Peerless Quartet1922
My Sweet LordGeorge HarrisonGeorge Harrison1970
My Sweetie Turned Me Down (aka "What Do I Care, What Do I Care, My Sweetie Turned Me Down")Walter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)The Dixie Stars1925
My Time Is Your TimeLeo Dance (m), Eric Little (w)Rudy Vallee1929
My Truly, Truly FairBob MerrillDonald Peers1941
My Wild Irish RoseChauncey Olcott (m/w)Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough1907
N

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
NagasakiMort Dixon, Harry WarrenIpana Troubadors1928
Nat’an! Nat’an! Tell Me for What Are You Waitin’, Nat’an?James Kendis (m/w)Rhoda Bernard1916
The Naughty Lady of Shady LaneSid Tepper, Roy C. BennettThe Ames Brothers1954
NavajoHarry H. Williams (w), Egbert Van Alstyne (m)Billy Murray1904
Near YouFrancis Craig (m), Kermit Goell (w)Francis Craig with Bob Lamb1947
The Nearness of YouHoagy Carmichael (m), Ned Washington (w)Glenn Miller1940
Neath the Southern MoonVictor Herbert (m), Rida Johnson Young (w)Merle Tillotson1911
Never AgainIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones1924
Never Gonna Give You UpMatt Stock, Mike Aitken, Peter WatermanRick Astley1987
Never Let No One Man Worry Your MindWill E. Skidmore, Jack BaxleyMarion Harris1920
Never on SundayManos Hadjidakis, Billy TowneDon Costa1960
Nevertheless I’m in Love with YouHarry Ruby (m), Bert Kalmar (w)Jack Denny with Rob May1931
Nice Work if You Can Get ItGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Fred Astaire with Ray Noble’s Orchestra1937
Night and DayCole Porter (m/w)Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra1932
Night FeverBarry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin GibbBee Gees1977
The Night They Invented ChampagneFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Betty Wand et al1958
Nights in White SatinJustin HaywardThe Moody Blues1967
Nine (9) to 5Dolly PartonDolly Parton1980
No No NoraTed Fiorito (m), Ernie Erdman (m), Gus Kahn (w)Eddie Cantor1923
No Not MuchRobert Allen (m), Al Stillman (w)The Four Lads1956
No Other LoveRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Perry Como with Henri Rene’s Orchestra1953
NobodyBert Williams (m), Alex Rogers (w)Bert Williams1906
Nobody Does It BetterCarole Bayer Sager, Marvin HamlischCarly Simon1977
Nobody Knows and Nobody Seems to CareIrving BerlinIrving & Jack Kaufman1920
Nobody Knows What a Red-Headed Mama Can DoSammy Fain (m), Al Dubin (w), Irving Mills (w)Margaret Young1925
Nobody Lied When They Said I Cried Over YouEdwin Webber (m), Karyl Norman (w), Hyatt Berry (w)Marion Harris1922
Nobody’s Looking But the Owl and the MoonRosamond Johnson (m), Bob Cole (w), James Weldon Johnson (w)S.H. Dudley1902
Nobody’s SweetheartElmer Schebel, Erne Erdman, Gus Kahn, Billy MeyersIsham Jones1924
NolaFelix Arndt (m), James F. BurnsVincent Lopez1922
Noodlin’ RagRobert Allen (m), Allan Roberts (w)Perry Como & the Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1952
Nothing Compares 2 UPrinceSinéad O’Connor1990
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us NowAlbert Hammond, Diane WarrenStarship1987
Now He’s Got a Beautiful GirlTed Snyder (m), Grant Clarke (w), Edgar Leslie (w)Al Jolson1916
Nowhere to RunBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandMartha & the Vandellas1965
Now’s the Time to Fall in LoveAl Sherman, Al LewisBen Selvin1932
O

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
O (Oh!)Arnold Johnson, Byron GayTed Lewis1920
The Object of My AffectionPinky Tomlin, Coy Poe, Jimmie GrierJimmie Grier & Pinky Tomlin1934
The Oceana RollLucien Denni (m), Roger Lewis (w)Arthur Collins1911
Ode to Billie JoeBobbie GentryBobbie Gentry1967
Oh BabyOwen MurphyFred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1924
Oh BabyWalter Donaldson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Ted Lewis1928
Oh Boy What a GirlFrank Wright (m), Frank Bessinger (m), Bud Green (w)Eddie Cantor1926
Oh by Jingo! Oh by Gee! You’re the Only Girl for MeAlbert Von Tilzer (m), Lew Brown (w)Frank Crumit1920
Oh Daddy BluesWill Russell, Ed HerbertBessie Smith1923
Oh Didn’t He RambleBob Cole (m/w) and J. Rosamond Johnson (m/w) as Will HandyDan Quinn1902
Oh Gee, Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, I’m in LoveErnest Breuer (m), Olsen and Johnson (w)Eddie Cantor1923
Oh Gee, Say Gee, You Ought to See My Gee Gee from the Fiji IslesAlbert Von Tilzer (m), Lew Brown (w)Billy Murray1920
Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the MorningIrving Berlin (m/w)Arthur Fields1918
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!Edward Rose (w), Abraham Olman (m)American Quartet1917
Oh Lady Be GoodGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Paul Whiteman1925
Oh Me! Oh My! Oh You!Vincent Youmans (m), Arthur Francis (w)Frank Crumit with the Paul Biese Trio1921
(Oh) Pretty WomanRoy Orbison, Bill DeesRoy Orbison1964
Oh Sister, Ain’t That HotWill Donaldson, Harry WhiteGene Rodemich1923
Oh That Navajo RagEgbert Van Alstyne (m), Harry Williams (w)American Quartet with Billy Murray1912
Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’Richard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & the Sportsmen Glee Club1943
Oh What a Pal Was MaryPete Wendling (m), Edgar Leslie (w), Bert Kalmar (w)Henry Burr1919
Oh You Beautiful DollNat D. Ayer (m), Seymour Brown (w)Billy Murray with the American Quartet1911
Oklahoma!Richard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Alfred Drake & the Oklahoma Cast1943
Ol’ Man River Jerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman1927
Old Fashioned Garden Cole Porter Lillian Kemble Cooper1919
Old Fashioned LoveJames P. Johnson (m), Cecil Mack (w)Frank Crumit1924
The Old Piano Roll BluesCy CobenLawrence "Piano Roll" Cook with the Jim Dandies1950
Ole Buttermilk SkyHoagy Carmichael, Jack BrooksKay Kyser with Michael Douglas1946
On a Slow Boat to ChinaFrank Loesser (m/w)Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood1948
On a Sunday AfternoonAndrew B. Sterling (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)J.W. Myers1902
On Bended KneeJames Harris III, Terry LewisBoyz II Men1994
On BroadwayJerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilThe Drifters1963
On My OwnBurt Bacharach, Carole Bayer SagerPatti LaBelle with Michael McDonald1986
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa FeHarry Warren (m), Johnny Mercer (w), Kay Thomspon (w), Ralph Blane (w), Roger Edens (w)Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers1945
On the Level You’re a DevilJean Schwartz (m), Joe Young (w)Arthur Pryor1918
On the MississippiHarry Carroll (m), Arthur Fields (m), Ballard MacDonald (w)American Quartet1913
On the Street Where You LiveFrederick Loewe (m), Alan Jay Lerner (w)Vic Damone1956
On the Sunny Side of the StreetJimmy McHugh (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Ted Lewis1930
On Treasure IslandJoe Burke (m), Edgar Leslie (w)Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright1935
Once in a WhileMichael Edwards (m), Bud Green (w)Tommy Dorsey1937
Once in Love with AmyFrank Loesser (m/w)Ray Bolger with Sy Oliver’s Orchestra1949
One AloneSigmund Romberg (m), Otto Harbach (w), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Nat Shilkret1927
One Bad AppleGeorge JacksonThe Osmonds1971
One for My Baby and One More for the RoadHarold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Frank Sinatra1949
One Hour with YouRichard A. Whiting (m), Leo Robin (w)Jimmie Grier & Donald Novis1932
The One I Love Belongs to Somebody ElseIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Al Jolson with Isham Jones’ Orchestra1924
One More NightPhil CollinsPhil Collins1985
One Sweet DayMariah Carey, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Walter AfanasieffMariah Carey with Boyz II Men1995
The One That You LoveGraham RussellAir Supply1981
Only a RoseRudolf Friml (m), Brian Hooker (w)Carolyn Thompson1926
Only You (And You Alone)Ande Rand, Buck RamThe Platters1955
Oogie Oogie Wa WaArchie Gottler (m), Grant Clarke (w), Edgar Leslie (w)Margaret Young1922
Open Your HeartGardner Cole, Madonna, Peter RafelsonMadonna1986
Opposites AttractOliver LeiberPaula Abdul with the Wild Pair1988
Oriental BluesJack NewlonJack Newlon1933
Original Dixieland One-StepDominic James LaRocca1937
Our Day Will ComeMort Garson (m), Bob Hilliard (w)Ruby & the Romantics1963
Out of NowhereJohnny Green (m), Edward Heyman (w)Bing Crosby with Victor Young’s Orchestra1931
Over the RainbowHarold Arlen (m), E.Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Judy Garland1939
Over There George M. Cohan (m/w)American Quartet1917
P

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, SmileGeorge Powell (aka Charles Asaf) (w), Felix Powell (m)Knickerbocker Quartet1917
Paddlin’ Madelin’ HomeHarry WoodsCliff Edwards1925
Pagan Love SongNacio Herb Brown, Arthur FreedBob Haring with Copley Plaza1929
Paint It BlackMick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones1966
Painting the Clouds with SunshineJoe Burke (m), Al Dubin (w)Nick Lucas1929
Palesteena (Lena from Palesteena)Con Conrad (m), J. Russell Robinson (w)Original Dixieland Jazz Band1921
Papa Better Watch Your StepGilbert Wells, Bud CooperMargaret Young1923
Papa Don’t PreachBrian Elliot (m), Madonna (w)Madonna1986
Paper DollJohnny S. BlackThe Mills Brothers1942
Party DollBuddy Knox, Jimmy BowenBuddy Knox1957
The Party’s OverJule Styne (m), Betty Comden (w), Adolph Green (w)Judy Holliday1956
The Peanut Vendor (El Manicero)Moises Simons, Marion Sunshine, Gilbert WolfeDon Azpiazu with Arturo Machin1930
Peg O’ My HeartAlfred Bryan (w), Fred Fisher (m)The Harmonicats1947
Peggy SueJerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman PettyBuddy Holly & the Crickets1957
Pennies from HeavenArthur Johnston (m), Johnny Burke (w)Bing Crosby with George Stoll's Orchestra1936
Pennsylvania 6-5000Jerry Gray (m), Carl Sigman (w)Glenn Miller1940
Penny LaneJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1967
PeopleJule Styne (m), Bob Merrill (w)Barbra Streisand1964
People Got to Be FreeFelix Cavaliere, Eddie BrigatiThe Rascals1968
People Will Say We’re in LoveRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & the Sportsmen Glee Club1943
Peppermint TwistJoey Dee, Henry GloverJoey Dee & the Starliters1961
A Perfect DayCarrie Jacobs-Bond (m/w)Cecil Fanning1911
Peter GinkGeorge L. CobbThe Six Brown Brothers1918
Philadelphia FreedomElton John, Bernie TaupinElton John1975
PhysicalSteve Kipner, Terry ShaddickOlivia Newton-John1981
PianoflageRoy BargyRoy Bargy1922
Piccolo PetePhil BaxterTed Weems with Parker Gibbs1929
Play a Simple MelodyIrving Berlin (m/w)Billy Murray with Edna Brown1916
Play That Barber-Shop ChordWilliam Tracey (w), Lewis F. Muir (m)Bert Williams1910
Play That Funky MusicRobert ParissiWild Cherry1976
PleaseRalph Rainger (m), Leo Robin (w)Bing Crosby with Anson Weeks’ Orchestra1932
Please Don’t GoHarry Wayne CaseyKC & the Sunshine Band1979
Please Don’t Talk about Me When I’m GoneSam H. Stept (m), Bee Palmer (m), Sidney Clare (w)Gene Austin with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1931
Please Let Me SleepR.C. McPherson, James T. Brymn1902
Please Mr. PostmanBrian Holland, Robert Bateman, William Garrett, Georgia Dobbins, Freddie GormanThe Marvelettes1961
Please Please MeJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1963
Pleasure MadSidney Bechet (m), Rousseau Simmons (w)Blossom Seeley1924
Pledging My LoveDon Robey, Ferdinand WashingtonJohnny Ace1955
Pony TimeDon Covay, John BerryChubby Checker1961
Poor ButterflyRaymond Hubbell (m), John L. Golden (w)Victor Military Band1917
The Poor People of ParisMarguerite Mannot, Jack Lawrence, Rene RouzaudLes Baxter1956
PopularityGeorge M. CohanVess Ossman1907
A Porter’s Love Song to a ChambermaidJames P. Johnson (m), Andy Razaf (w)Fats Waller1934
The Portuguese WasherwomanAndre Popp, Roger LucchesiJoe "Fingers’ Carr1956
Potomac River BluesMaceo PinkardGertrude Saunders1923
Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)Carmen Lombardo, Stanley RochinskiEvelyn Knight & the Stardusters1948
The Power of LoveJohnny Colla, Chris Hayes, Huey LewisHuey Lewis & the News1985
The Power of LoveMary Applegate, Jennifer RushCeline Dion1993
The Preacher and the BearGeorge Fairman, Joe Arizona (m/w)Arthur Collins1905
Pretty BabyGus Kahn (w), Tony Jackson (m), Egbert Van Alstyne (m)Billy Murray1916
A Pretty Girl Is Like a MelodyIrving Berlin (m/w)John Steel1919
Prince of WailsElmer SchoebelBennie Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra1932
Private EyesDaryl Hall, Warren Pash, Sara Allen, Jana AllenHall & Oates1981
Proud MaryJohn FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival1969
Proud of a Baby Like YouPaul R. Helmick (m), Charles Schonberg (w), Leonard Stevens (w)Foursome1926
Puff the Magic DragonPeter Yarrow, Leonard UptonPeter, Paul & Mary1963
The Pullman Porter’s ParadeMaurice Abrahams (m), Irving Berlin as Ren. G. May (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1913
The Purple People EaterSheb WooleySheb Wooley1958
The Purple Rose of CairoA.J. Piron (m), Steve Lewis (m), Jimmie Dupre (w)Zez Confrey1920
Put a Little Love in Your HeartJimmy Holiday, Randy Myers, Jackie DeShannonAl Green with Annie Lennox1988
Put on a Happy FaceCharles Strouse (m), Lee Adams (w)Dick Van Dyke & Chita Rivera1960
Put on Your Old Grey BonnetStanley Murphy (w), Percy Weinrich (m)Haydn Quartet1909
Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)Junie McCree (w), Albert Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1911
Put Your Head on My ShoulderPaul AnkaPaul Anka1959
Puttin’ on the RitzIrving Berlin (m/w)Earl Burnett & Harry Richman1930
R

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Racing with the MoonJohnny Watson (m), Vaughn Monroe (w), Pauline Pope (w)Vaughn Monroe1940
Rag DollBob Crewe, Bob GaudioThe Four Seasons1964
Rags to RichesRichard Adler, Jerry RossTony Bennett with Percy Faith’s Orchestra1953
Ragtime Cowboy JoeGrant Clarke, Lewis F. Muir, Maurice AbrahamsBob Roberts1912
Railroad ManElmer Schoebe (m), Ernie Erdman (w), Billy Meyers (w)Gene Rodemich1923
The Rainbow ConnectionPaul Williams, Kenny AscherKermit1979
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My HeadBurt Bacharach, Hal DavidB.J. Thomas1969
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35Bob DylanBob Dylan1966
RamonaMabel Wayne, L. Wolfe GilbertGene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1928
RaptureChris Stein, Deborah HarryBlondie1980
Reach Out (I’ll Be There)Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandFour Tops1966
Reaching for the MoonIrving BerlinRuth Etting1931
Red Hot Henry BrownFred RoseAlice Morley1925
Red Hot MamaFred Rose, Gilbert Wells, Bud CooperRay Miller1924
Red Lips, Kiss My Blues AwayPete Wendling, James Monaco, Alfred BryanJack Ward1927
Red Red WineNeil DiamondUB401983
Red Rose RagPercy Wenrich Dolly Connolly1911
Red Roses for a Blue LadySid Tepper, Roy BrodskyVaughn Monroe1949
Red Wing (An Indian Fable)Thurland Chattaway (w), Kerry Mills (m)Frank Stanley with Henry Burr1907
RedheadBurt Green (m), Irene Franklin (w)Irene Franklin1908
The ReflexSimon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger TaylorDuran Duran1983
Release MeChynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy WilsonWilson Phillips1990
RememberIrving Berlin (m/w)Isham Jones1925
RespectOtis ReddingAretha Franklin1967
Rhinestone CowboyLarry WeissGlen Campbell1975
Rio RitaHarry Tierney (m), Joseph McCarthy (w)Ben Selvin1926
Rise ‘N ShineVincent Youmans (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Paul Whiteman with Ramona Davies1933
Riverboat ShuffleDick Voynow, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving MillsFrankie Trumbauer1927
ROCK (R.O.C.K.) in the U.S.A.John MellencampJohn Cougar Mellencamp1985
Rock and Roll MusicChuck BerryChuck Berry1957
The Rock and Roll WaltzShorty Allen (m), Dick Ware (w)Kay Starr with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra1955
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie MelodySam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w), Jean Schwartz (m)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1918
Rockin’ ChairHoagy CarmichaelLouis Armstrong with Hoagy Carmichael1932
Rockin’ RobinJimmie ThomasMichael Jackson1971
Roll Over BeethovenChuck BerryChuck Berry1956
Roll with ItBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Will Jennings, Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood1988
A Rose and a Baby RuthJohn LoudermilkGeorge Hamilton IV1956
Rose of the Rio GrandeHarry Warren (m), Ross Gorman (m), Edgar Leslie (w)Marion Harris1923
Rose of Washington SquareJames F. Hanley Kentucky Serenaders1920
Rose Room in Sunny RoselandArt Hickman, Harry WilliamsArt Hickman1920
Rosy CheeksRichard A. Whiting (m), Seymour Simons (w)Six Hottentots1927
RoumaniaClarence Williams, Dave Peyton, Spencer WilliamsClarence Williams1920
Row Row Row!Jimmy V. Monaco (m), William Jerome (w)Ada Jones1913
Royal Garden BluesSpencer Williams, Clarence WilliamsOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band with Al Bernard1921
Ruby TuesdayMick Jagger, Keith RichardThe Rolling Stones1967
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed ReindeerJohnny MarksGene Autry & the Pinafores1949
RunawayMax Crook, Del ShannonDel Shannon1961
Runnin’ WildA. Harrington Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo WoodTed Lewis1923
Running BearJ.P. "Big Bopper" RichardsonJohnny Preston1959
Running ScaredRoy Orbison, Joe MelsonRoy Orbison1961
Rush RushPeter LordPaula Abdul1991
S

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
S’ WonderfulGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Sarah Vaughan1927
SailingChristopher CrossChristopher Cross1979
Sailing Down the Chesapeake BayJean C. Havez (w), George Botsford (m)Henry Burr with Albert Campbell1913
Sam, the Accordian ManWalter DonaldsonRuth Etting1927
Sam’s SongLew Quadling, Jack ElliottBing Crosby with Gary Crosby & Matty Matlock’s Orchestra1950
SanLindsay McPhail, Walter HirschTed Lewis1924
San FranciscoJ. Gordon Temple, James G. DeweyTommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright1936
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)John PhillipsScott McKenzie1967
San Francisco BoundIrving BerlinPeerless Quartet1913
Santa Claus Is Coming to TownJ. Fred Coots, Haven GillespieBing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen’s Orchestra1947
Save It for MeBob Cole, James Weldon JohnsonMarie Cahill1903
Save the Best for LastJohn Lind, Wendy Waldman, Phil GaldstonVanessa Williams1992
Saving All My Love for YouMichael William Masser (m), Gerry Goffin (w)Whitney Houston1985
Say It Isn’t SoIrving Berlin (m/w)George Olsen with Paul Small1932
Say It with MusicIrving BerlinPaul Whiteman1921
Say It with Your HeartSteve Nelson, Norman KayeBob Carroll with Jimmy Leyden’s Orchestra1953
Say Say SayPaul McCartney, Michael JacksonPaul McCartney with Michael Jackson1983
Say You Say MeLionel RichieLionel Richie1985
School DaysChuck BerryChuck Berry1957
School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)Gus Edwards (m), Will D. Cobb (w)Byron G. Harlan1907
Searchin’Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerThe Coasters1957
Second Hand RoseGrant Clarke, James F. HanleyFanny Brice with Rosario Bourdon’s Orchestra1922
Secret LovePaul Francis Webster, Sammy FainDoris Day1954
See You Later, AlligatorRobert GuidryBill Haley & His Comets1956
Seems Like Old TimesCarmen Lombardo (m), John Jacob Loeb (w)Guy Lombardo1946
Send in the ClownsStephen SondheimJudy Collins1975
Sentimental JourneyBen Homer, Les Brown, Bud GreenLes Brown with Doris Day1945
September SongKurt Weill (m), Maxwell Anderson (w)Walter Huston1939
Serenade in BlueMack Gordon, Harry WarrenGlenn Miller with Ray Eberle1942
Seventy Six TrombonesMeredith WilsonRobert Preston1957
Shadow DancingBarry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy GibbAndy Gibb1978
The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from "The Sandpiper")Johnny Mandel (m), Paul Francis Webster (w)Tony Bennett1965
Shaft (Theme from)Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes1971
Shake Shake Shake Shake Your BootyHarry Wayne Casey, Richard FinchKC & the Sunshine Band1976
Shake, Rattle and RollCharles CalhounBig Joe Turner1954
Shaking the Blues AwayIrving BerlinRuth Etting1927
Shaky EyesHarry Armstrong, Billy ClarkArthur Collins1910
Sh-BoomWilliam Edwards, Carl Feaster, Claude Feaster, James Keyes, Floyd McRaeThe Chords1954
She Came in Through the Bathroom WindowJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyJoe Cocker1969
She Didn’t Say "Yes"Jerome Kern (m), Otto Harbach (w)Leo Reisman1932
She Loves YouJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1963
The Sheik of ArabyTed Snyder, Harry B. Smith, Francis WheelerRay Miller1922
Shepherd SerenadeFred Spielman (m), Kermit Goell (w)Bing Crosby with Harry Sosnik’s Orchestra1941
SherryBob GaudioThe Four Seasons1962
Shine (S-h-i-n-e)Ford Dabney, Cecil Mack, Lew BrownCalifornia Ramblers1924
Shine on Harvest MoonJack Norworth (w), Nora Bayes (m)Harry MacDonough with Miss Walton1909
A Shine on Your ShoesArthur Schwartz (m), Howard Dietz (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn1932
Shining StarMaurice White, Philip BaileyEarth, Wind & Fire1975
Shoe Shine BoySaul Chaplin (m), Sammy Cahn (w)Louis Armstrong1936
Shop AroundBerry Gordy, Smokey RobinsonThe Miracles1960
Short PeopleRandy NewmanRandy Newman1977
Shout (Parts 1 and 2)O’Kelly Isley Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph IsleyThe Isley Brothers1959
Show Me the Way to Go HomeIrving KingVincent Lopez1926
Side by SideHarry MacGregor WoodsPaul Whiteman & the Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Harry Barris)1927
Sidewalk BluesFerdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (m), Walter Melrose (w)Jelly Roll Morton1926
The SignJenny Berggren, Jonas Berggren, Malin Berggren, Ulf EkbergAce of Base1993
Silly Love SongsPaul McCartneyPaul McCartney & Wings1976
Silver BellEdward Madden (w), Percy Wenrich (m)Peerless Quartet1910
Since My Best Gal Turned Me DownRay Lodwig, Howdy QuicksellBix Beiderbecke1927
SincerelyHarvey Fuqua, Alan FreedThe McGuire Sisters1954
Singin’ in the RainNacio Herb Brown (m), Arthur Freed (w)Cliff Edwards (aka Ukelele Ike)1929
Singin’ the BluesSam Lewis, Joe Young, Con Conrad, J. Russell RobinsonFrankie Trumbauer1927
Singing the BluesMelvin Endlsey (m/w)Guy Mitchell1956
The Siren’s SongJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Helen Clark & Gladys Rice1918
Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts for SoldiersR.P. Weston (w), Hermann E. Darewski (m)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1915
Sittin’ in a CornerGeorge W. Meyer (m), Gus Kahn (w)Broadway Syncopators1924
(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the BaySteve Cropper, Otis ReddingOtis Redding1968
Sixteen TonsMerle TravisTennessee Ernie Ford1955
Sleepy HeadWalter Donaldson, Gus KahnThe Mills Brothers1934
Sleepy Time GalRichard Whiting, Ange Lorenzo, Joseph Alden, Ray EganBen Bernie with Arthur Fields1926
Slow HandMichael Clark, John BettisThe Pointer Sisters1981
Slow PokePee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd StewartPee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys1951
SmilesLee Roberts (m), J. Will Callahan (w)Joseph C. Smith with Harry MacDonough1918
Smilin’ ThroughArthur A. PennReinald Werrenrath1919
Smoke Gets in Your EyesJerome Kern (m), Otto Harbach (w)Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence1933
Smoke RingsEugene Gifford, Ned WashingtonClyde McCoy1933
Smoky MokesAbe Holzmann (m)Len Spencer1899
SmoothItaal Shur, Rob ThomasSantana with Rob Thomas1999
Snookey OokumsIrving Berlin (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1913
So in LoveCole Porter (m/w)Patti Page1949
So Long Oo-Long (How Long You Gonna Be Gone)Harry Ruby (m), Bert Kalmar (w)Frank Crumit1920
Sobbin’ BluesArthur Kassell (m), Victor Burton (w)Russ Carlyle & His Orchestra1955
Soldier BoyLuther Dixon, Florence GreenbergThe Shirelles1962
Some Enchanted EveningRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1949
Some Little Bug Is Going to Find You Silvio Hein (m), Benjamin Hapgood Burt (w), Roy Atwell (w)Roy Atwell1915
Some of These Days Shelton Brooks (m/w)Sophie Tucker1911
Somebody Loves MeGeorge Gershwin (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Ballard McDonald (w)Paul Whiteman1924
Somebody Stole My GalLeo WoodsTed Weems1924
Someday SweetheartJohn C. SpikesGene Austin & Abel Baer1927
Someday We’ll Be TogetherJackie Beavers, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny BristolThe Supremes1969
Someone Is Losin’ SusanGeorge W. Meyer (m), Roy Turk (w)Harry Reser’s Orchestra1926
Someone to Watch Over MeGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Gertrude Lawrence1926
SomethingGeorge HarrisonThe Beatles1969
Something’s Gotta Give Johnny Mercer (m/w)The McGuire Sisters1955
Sometimes I’m HappyVincent Youmans (m), Irving Caesar (w)Roger Wolfe Kahn1927
Song of IndiaNikolai Rimsky KorsakovPaul Whiteman1921
Song Sung BlueNeil DiamondNeil Diamond1972
Sooner or LaterStephen SondheimMadonna1990
Sophisticated LadyDuke Ellington (m), Mitchell Parish (w), Irving Mills (w)Duke Ellington1933
Soul ManIsaac Hayes, David PorterSam & Dave1967
The Sounds of SilencePaul SimonSimon & Garfunkel1965
South America, Take It AwayHarold RomeBing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen’s Orchestra1945
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)Jimmy Kennedy, Michael CarrShep Fields & Hal Derwin1939
SpainIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones1924
Spanish ShawlElmer Schoebel (m), Billy Meyers (w), Walter Melrose (w)Blossom Seeley1925
SpeedooEsther NavarroThe Cadillacs1955
Splish SplashBobby Darin, Murray KaufmanBobby Darin1958
Spreadin’ Rhythm AroundJimmy McHugh (m), Ted Koehler (w)Alice Faye1936
Squeeze MeClarence Williams, Thomas WallerClarence Williams1926
St. Louis BluesW.C. Handy (m/w)Bessie Smith & Louis Armstrong1925
Stairway to the StarsMatty Malneck (m), Frank Signorelli (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle1939
Stand by MeBen E. King, Elmo Glick, Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerBen E. King1961
Standing on the CornerFrank Loesser (m/w)The Four Lads1956
Stardust Hoagy Carmichael (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Artie Shaw1941
Stars Fell on AlabamaFrank S. Perkins (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo1934
Stay in Your Own Backyard Karl Kennett (w), Lyn Udall (m)Louise Dresser1899
Step by StepMaurice StarrNew Kids on the Block1990
Steppin’ in SocietyHarry Akst, Alex GerberPaul Whiteman1925
Steppin’ OutCon Conrad (m), John S. Howard (w)Al Jolson with Isham Jones’ Orchestra1924
Steppin’ Out with My BabyIrving Berlin (m/w)Fred Astaire1947
Stop! In the Name of LoveBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1965
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)Harold Arlen (m), Ted Koehler (w)Ethel Waters1933
The Story Book BallBillie Montgomery, George Perry1917
Stout-Hearted MenSigmund Romberg (m), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Perry Askam1930
Strange FruitAbel Meeropol aka Lewis Allan (pseud. for Abel Meeropol) (m/w)Billie Holiday1939
Stranger in ParadiseRobert Wright, George ForrestTony Bennett with Percy Faith’s Orchestra1953
Strangers in the NightBert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie SnyderFrank Sinatra1966
Streets of PhiladelphiaBruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen1994
Strike Up the Band, Here Comes a SailorAndrew B. Sterling (w), Charles B. Ward (m)1900
A String of PearlsJerry Gray (m), Eddie DeLange (w)Glenn Miller1942
The StrollClyde Otis, Nancy LeeThe Diamonds1957
Stuck on YouAaron Schroeder, J. Leslie McFarlandPresley, Elvis1960
Stuck with YouChris Hayes, Huey LewisHuey Lewis & the News1986
StumblingZez ConfreyPaul Whiteman1922
StutteringMaceo Pinkard, Sidney MitchellZez Confrey1922
Subterranean Homesick BluesBob DylanBob Dylan1965
Suddenly There’s a ValleyChuck Meyer, Biff JonesPetula Clark1955
Sugar BluesClarence Williams, Lucy FletcherClyde McCoy1931
Sugar Foot StompJoe Oliver (m), Walter Melrose (w)Fletcher Henderson1925
Sugar PlumJoseph Meyer, Buddy DeSylvaMarkel & His Orchestra1925
Sugar ShackKeith McCormick, Faye VossJimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs1963
Sugar, SugarJeff Barry, Andy KimThe Archies1969
Summer in the CityJohn Sebastian, Steve Boone, Mark SebastianThe Lovin’ Spoonful1966
A Summer Place (Theme from)Max SteinerPercy Faith1960
SummertimeGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w), Dubose Heyward (w)Billie Holiday1936
The Sun Shines BrighterJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Oscar Shaw & Ann Orr1917
SundayJule Styne, Nathan Ned Miller, Chester Conn, Benny KreugerCliff Edwards1927
SunnyJerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w), Otto Harbach (w)George Olsen1926
Sunny DisposishPhilip Charig, Ira GershwinArline & Edgar Gardiner1926
Sunny Side UpRay Henderson (m), Buddy DeSylva (w), Lew Brown (w)Earl Burtnett1929
Sunrise SerenadeFrankie Carle, Jack LawrenceGlen Gray1939
Sunrise, SunsetSheldon Harnick, Jerry BockZero Mostel1964
Sunshine of Your LovePeter Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric ClaptonCream1967
Sunshine on My ShouldersJohn Denver, Dick Kniss, Mike TaylorJohn Denver1971
SuperstitionStevie WonderStevie Wonder1972
Surf CityJan Berry, Brian WilsonJan & Dean1963
Surfin’ U.S.A.Chuck Berry (m), Brian Wilson (w)The Beach Boys1963
SurrenderDoc Pomus, Mort ShumanPresley, Elvis1961
The Surrey with the Fringe on TopRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Alfred Drake with Jay Blackton’s Orchestra1943
SusieC. Naset, Gus KahnWolverine Orchestra1924
Suspicious MindsMark JamesPresley, Elvis1969
SussudioPhil CollinsPhil Collins1985
SwaneeGeorge Gershwin (m), Irvng Caesar (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1920
Swanee BluesJ. Milton Delcamp, Frank GoodmanMilton J. Delcamp1920
Sweepin’ the Clouds AwaySam CoslowMaurice Chevalier1930
Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart) Richard Gerard Husch as Richard H. Gerard (w), Harry Armstrong (m)Haydn Quartet with John Bieling & S.H. Dudley1904
Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisAnnie Lennox, David StewartEurythmics1983
Sweet Georgia BrownBen Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo PinkardBen Bernie1925
Sweet LadyFrank Crumit (m), Dave Zoob (m), Howard Johnson (w)Frank Crumit1921
Sweet LeilaniHarry OwensBing Crosby with Lani McIntyre & His Hawaiians1937
Sweet Little SixteenChuck BerryChuck Berry1958
Sweet LorraineCliff Burwell (m), Mitchell Parish (w)Teddy Wilson1935
Sweet ManMaceo Pinkard, Roy TurkIsham Jones1925
Sweet Savannah SueThomas Waller (m), Harry Brooks (m), Anday Rasaf (w)Fats Waller1929
Sweet Sue, Just YouVictor Young, Will HarrisBen Pollack with Franklyn Baur1928
The Sweetheart of Sigma ChiByron D. Stokes, F. Dudleigh Vernor (m)Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians1927
SweetheartsRobert B. Smith (w), Victor Herbert (m)Christie MacDonald1913
Sweethearts on ParadeCarmen Lombardo (m), Charles Newman (w)Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo1928
Swingin’ Down the LaneIsham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones1923
Swinging on a StarJimmy Van Heusen (m), Johnny Burke (w)Bing Crosby & the Williams Brothers Quartet with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra1944
SympathyOtto Hauerbach (w), Rudolf Friml (m)Walter Van Brunt with Helen Clark1913
T

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
T’ain’t Nobody’s Business if I DoGraham Prince, Porter Grainger, Clarence Williams, Billy StrayhornBessie Smith1923
Take a BowKenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, MadonnaMadonna1994
Take Five Paul DesmondDave Brubeck Quartet1959
Take Good Care of My BabyGerry Goffin, Carole KingBobby Vee1961
Take Me Out to the Ball GameAlbert Von Tilzer (m), Jack Norworth (w)Billy Murray & the Haydn Quartet1908
Take Me to the Midnight Cake Walk BallMaurice Abrahams (m/w), Eddie Cox (m/w), Arthur Jackson (m/w)Daphne Pollard1915
Take My Breath AwayGiorgio Moroder, Tom WhitlockBerlin1986
Take Your Girlie to the Movies if You Can’t Make Love at HomePete Wendling (m), Edgar Leslie (w), Bert Kalmar (w)Irving Kaufman1919
Taking a Chance on LoveVernon Duke (m), Ted Fetter (w), John Latouche (w)Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest1940
The Talk of the TownChester Cohn, Gus KahnTed Weems1933
Talk to the AnimalsLeslie BricusseRex Harrison1967
TammyJay Livingston, Ray EvansDebbie Reynolds1957
Tea for TwoVincent Youmans (m), Irving Caesar (w)Marion Harris1925
The Tears of a ClownSmokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Hank CosbyThe Miracles1967
Teasing (I Was Only Teasing You)Richard M. McPherson, Albert Von TilzerBilly Murray1904
Teen AngelJean Surrey, Red SurreyMark Dinning1959
Tell Her about ItBilly JoelBilly Joel1983
Tell Me Pretty MaidenOwen Hall (w), Leslie Stuart (m)Harry MacDonough with Grace Spencer1901
Tell Me WhyMarty Gold, Al AlbertsThe Four Aces1951
Temptation RagHenry LodgePrince’s Orchestra1910
Ten Cents a DanceRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Ruth Etting1930
TenderlyWalter Gross (m), Jack Lawrence (w)Rosemary Clooney1952
Tennessee WaltzPee Wee King, Redd StewartPatti Page1950
TequilaChuck RioThe Champs1958
Thank God I’m a Country BoyJohn Martin SommersJohn Denver1974
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf AginSylvester StewartSly & the Family Stone1969
Thanks for the MemoryRalph Rainger (m), Leo Robin (w)Shep Fields with Bob Goday1937
That Certain PartyWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Ernest Hare & Billy Jones1926
That International RagIrving Berlin (m/w)Victor Military Band1914
That Lucky Old SunBeasley Smith (m), Haven Gillespie (w)Frankie Laine with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Geller’s Orchestra1949
That Old Black MagicHarold Arlen (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Glenn Miller with Skip Nelson1943
That Old FeelingSammy Fain (m), Lew Brown (w)Shep Fields with Bob Goday1937
That Thing Called LovePerry BradfordSophie Tucker1920
That’ll Be the DayBuddy Holly, J.I. Allison, Norman PettyBuddy Holly & the Crickets1957
That’s Amore Jack Brooks, Harry WarrenDean Martin1953
That’s A-PlentyRay Gilbert (w), Lew Pollack (m)Prince’s Orchestra1914
That’s My DesireHelmy Kresa (m), Carroll Loveday (m)Frankie Laine1947
That’s My Weakness NowSam Stept (m), Bud Green (w)Helen Kane with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1928
That’s the Kind of a Baby for MeJ.C. Egan, Alfred HarrimanEddie Cantor1917
That’s the Way I Like ItHarry Wayne Casey, Richard FinchKC & the Sunshine Band1975
That’s the Way Love GoesCharles A. Bobbit, James Brown, Janet Jackson, John Starks, Fred A. Wesley Jr., Jimmy Jam, Terry LewisJanet Jackson1993
That's What Friends Are ForBurt Bacharach, Carole Bayer SagerDionne & Friends (Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight, & Stevie Wonder)1985
That’s Why They Call Me "Shine"Cecil Mack (w), Ford Dabney (m)Aida Overton Walker1910
Them There EyesMaceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William G. TraceyGus Arnheim with the Rhythm Boys1930
Then Came YouSherman Marshall, Phil PughDionne Warwick & the Spinners1974
There! I’ve Said It AgainRedd Evans, Dave MannVaughn Monroe1945
There’ll Be Some Changes MadeW. Benton Overstreet (m), Billy Higgins (w)Benny Goodman with Louise Tobin1941
There’s a Kind of HushLes Reed, Geoff StephensHerman’s Hermits1967
There’s a Small HotelRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Hal Kemp with Maxine Gray1936
There’s No Business Like Show BusinessIrving Berlin (m/w)Ethel Merman1946
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’Lee HazlewoodNancy Sinatra1966
These Foolish Things Remind Me of YouHarry Link (m), Jack Strachey (m), Eric Maschwitz, aka Holt Marvel (w)Benny Goodman with Helen Ward1936
They Can’t Take That Away from MeGeorge Gershwin (m), Ira Gershwin (w)Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra1937
They Didn't Believe MeJerome Kern (m), Herbert Reynolds (w)Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline (as Alice Green)1915
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over MeFred Fisher (m), Joe McCarthy (w)Marion Harris1917
They Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dawg AroundWebb M. Oungst (w), Cy Perkins (m)Carrie B. Stark1912
They Long to Be Close to You Burt Bacharach (m), Hal David (w)Carpenters1970
Think of MeAl EldridgeBuck Owens1966
Thinking of You (I’ve Grown So Lonesome)Harry Ruby, Bert KalmarDon Cherry with Dave Terry1950
The Third Man ThemeAnton KarasAnton Karas1950
This Can’t Be LoveRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton1938
This Diamond RingAl Kooper, Bobby Brass, Irwin LevineGary Lewis & the Playboys1965
This Guy’s in Love with YouBurt Bacharach, Hal DavidHerb Alpert1968
This Magic MomentDoc Pomus, Mort ShumanThe Drifters1960
This Used to Be My PlaygroundMadonna Ciccone, Shep PettiboneMadonna1992
Those Panama MamasIrving Bibo (m), Howard Johnson (w)Eddie Cantor1924
Thou SwellRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Ben Selvin1928
Three Coins in the FountainJule Styne (m), Sammy Cahn (w)The Four Aces with Jack Piels’ Orchestra1954
Three Little WordsHarry Ruby (m), Bert Kalmar (w)Duke Ellington with the Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, & Harry Barris)1930
Three Times a LadyLionel RichieCommodores1978
Ticket to RideJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1965
The Tickle ToeLouis A. Hirsch (m), Otto Harbach (w)Edith Day & Allen Fagan1917
The Tide Is HighJohn HoltBlondie1980
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak TreeL. Russell Brown, Irwin LevineTony Orlando & Dawn1973
Tiger RagOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band (m), Harry DeCostaOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band1918
Till I Waltz Again with YouSidney ProsenTeresa Brewer with Jack Piels’ Orchestra1952
Till the Clouds Roll ByJerome Kern (m/w), P.G. Wodehouse (w), Guy Bolton (w)Anna Wheaton & James Harrod1917
Till ThenGuy Wood, Sol Marcus, Eddie SeilerThe Mills Brothers1944
Till There Was YouMeredith WillsonAnita Bryant1959
Till We Meet AgainRichard A. Whiting (m), Raymond B. Egan (w)Henry Burr with Albert Campbell1919
Time After TimeRob Hyman, Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper1983
Time in a BottleJim CroceJim Croce1972
Time on My Hands (You in My Arms)Vincent Youmans (m), Harold Adamson (w), Mack Gordon (w)Smith Ballew & His Orchestra1931
Tin Roof BluesNew Orleans Rhythm Kings (m), Walter Melrose (w)New Orleans Rhythm Kings1923
Tip Toe Through the TulipsJoe Burke, Al DubinNick Lucas1929
Tishomingo BluesSpencer WilliamsDuke Ellington1928
To Know Him Is to Love HimPhil SpectorThe Teddy Bears1958
To Sir with LoveDon Black, Mark LondonLulu1967
Together ForeverMatt Aitken, Mike Stock, Peter WatermanRick Astley1987
TomorrowMartin Charnin, Charles StrouseAndrea McCardle1977
Tonight You Belong to MeLee David, Billy RoseGene Austin with Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra1927
Too CloseDarren Lightly, Keir Gist, Robert HuggarNext1998
Too Marvelous for WordsRichard A. Whiting (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra1937
Too YoungSid Lippman (m), Sylvia Dee (w)Nat "King" Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra1951
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)James R. Shannon (m/w)Chauncey Olcott1913
Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo-Bye!)Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Dan RussoAl Jolson1922
Top BananaJohnny MercerPhil Silvers1951
Top Hat, White Tie, and TailsIrving Berlin (m/w)Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra1935
Top of the WorldRichard Carpenter, John BettisCarpenters1973
Tossin’ and Turnin’Ritchie Adams, Malou ReneBobby Lewis1961
Total Eclipse of the HeartJim SteinmanBonnie Tyler1983
The Touch of Your HandJerome Kern (m), Otto Harbach (w)Leo Reisman1934
ToylandGlen MacDonough (w), Victor Herbert (m)Corrine Morgan & the Haydn Quartet1904
TragedyBarry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice GibbBee Gees1978
The Trail of the Lonesome PineBallard MacDonald (w), Harry Carroll (m)Henry Burr with Albert Campbell1913
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!Victor Herbert (m), Rida Johnson Young (w)Byron G. Harlan & Frank Stanley1910
Tres Moutarde (Too Much Mustard)Cecil Macklin (m)Victor Military Band1911
TricksConfrey, ZezPaul Whiteman1922
The Trolley SongRalph Blane (m), Hugh Martin (w)Judy Garland with George Stoll’s Orchestra1944
True ColorsBilly Steinberg, Tom KellyCyndi Lauper1986
True LoveCole Porter (m/w)Bing Crosby with Grace Kelly1956
Try a Little TendernessHarry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell, Reginald ConnelleyOtis Redding1966
Try to RememberTom Jones, Harvey SchmidtEd Ames1965
Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old ‘Tucky HomeGeorge W. Meyer (m), Sam Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Vernon Dalhart & the Criterion Trio1921
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)Pete SeegerThe Byrds1965
Tutti FruttiRichard Penniman, D. LaBostroe, Joe LubinLittle Richard1955
Tweedle DeeWinfield ScottLaVern Baker1955
Twelfth Street RagEuday L. Bowman (m)Pee Wee Hunt1948
Twilight TimeBuck Ram, Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, Artie DunnThe Platters1958
Twist and ShoutBert Russell, Phil MedleyThe Beatles1963
The TwistHank BallardChubby Checker1960
Two Sleepy PeopleHoagy Carmichael (m), Frank Loesser (w)Fats Waller1938
U

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Un-Break My HeartDiane WarrenToni Braxton1996
Unchained MelodyAlex North, Hy ZaretThe Righteous Brothers1965
UndecidedCharlie Shavers (m), Syd Robin (w)The Ames Brothers with Les Brown & His Band of Renown1951
Under the Anheuser BuschAndrew B. Sterling, Harry Von TilzerBilly Murray1904
Under the Bamboo TreeBob Cole (m/w) Arthur Collins1902
Under the BoardwalkArthur Resnick, Kenny YoungThe Drifters1964
Under the SeaHoward Ashman, Alan MenkenSamuel E. Wright1989
UnforgettableIrving Gordon (m/w)Natalie Cole with Nat "King" Cole1991
Up on the RoofGerry Goffin, Carole KingThe Drifters1962
Up Where We BelongWill Jennings, Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Saint MarieJoe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes1982
Upside DownBernard Edwards, Nile RodgersDiana Ross1980
Uptown GirlBilly JoelBilly Joel1983
V

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
The Varsity DragRay Henderson (m), Lew Brown (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)George Olsen1927
VenusRobbie van LeeuwenThe Shocking Blue1969
The Very Thought of YouRay Noble (m/w)Ray Noble with Al Bowlly1934
Vision of LoveMariah Carey, Ben MarguilesMariah Carey1990
VogueMadonna Ciccone, Shep PettiboneMadonna1990
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)Franco Migliacci, Domenico Modugno, Mitchell ParishDomenico Modugno1958
W

SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
Wabash BluesFred Meinken Isham Jones1921
Wait Till the Sun Shines, NellieAndrew B. Sterling (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Byron G. Harlan1906
Waiting for the Robert E. LeeL. Wolfe Gilbert (w), Lewis F. Muir (m)Heidelberg Quintet1912
Wake the Town and Tell the PeopleJerry Livingston (m), Sammy Gallop (w)Mindy Carson1955
Wake Up Little SusieBoudleaux Bryant, Felice BryantThe Everly Brothers1957
Walk Don’t RunJohnny SmithThe Ventures1960
Walk Like a ManBob Crewe, Bob GaudioThe Four Seasons1963
Walk Right InGus Cannon, Hosie WoodsThe Rooftop Singers1962
Walkin’ the DogShelton BrooksDelta & Alpha Mudge1916
Walking My Baby Back HomeFred E. Ahlert (m), Roy Turk (w)Johnny Walker & His Orchestra1931
The Wallflower (Roll with Me Henry)James Etta Rogers, Phyliss OtisEtta James & the Peaches1955
Wang Wang BluesLeo Wood, Gus Mueller, "Buster" Johnson, Henry Busse Paul Whiteman1920
WannabeMatt Rowe, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams, Emma Butnon, Richard StannardSpice Girls1996
WarNorman Whitfield, Barrett StrongEdwin Starr1970
WaterfallsPatrick Brown, Ray Murray, Rico Wade, Marqueze Ethridge, Lisa LopesTLC1994
Watermelon ManHerbie HancockHerbie Hancock1962
Way Down Yonder in New OrleansTurner Layton, Henry CreamerPeerless Quartet1922
The Way It IsBruce HornsbyBruce Hornsby & the Range1986
The Way We WereMarvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn BergmanBarbra Streisand1973
The Way You Do the Things You DoSmokey Robinson, Bobby RogersThe Temptations1964
The Way You Look TonightJerome Kern (m), Dorothy Fields (w)Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra1936
The Way You Make Me FeelMichael JacksonMichael Jackson1987
The Wayward WindStan Lebousky, Herb NewmanGogi Grant1956
We Are the WorldMichael Jackson, Lionel RichieUSA for Africa1985
We Built This CityStarshipStarship1985
We Didn’t Start the FireBilly JoelBilly Joel1989
We May Never Love Like This AgainAl Kasha, Joel KirschhornMaureen McGovern1975
We Shall OvercomeCharles Albert TindleyPete Seeger1963
WeakBrian Alexander MorganSWV (Sisters with Voices)1993
Weary Blues (aka "Shake It and Break It")Artie Matthews (m), George Cates (w), Mort Greene (w)Louis Armstrong1927
The Wedding Bell BluesLaura NyroThe 5th Dimension1969
Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Gold Gang of MineSammy Fain (m), Irving Kahal (w), Willie Raskin (w)Gene Austin & Ed Smalle & Dick Robertson with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1929
The Wedding of the Painted DollNacio Herb Brown (m), Arthur Freed (w)Leo Reisman with Lew Conrad1929
Well Did You Evuh?Cole Porter (m/w)Bing Crosby with Frank Sinatra1956
We’re Gonna Rock Around the ClockMax Freedman, Jimmy DeKnightBill Haley & His Comets1954
We’re Off to See the WizardHarold Arlen (m), E.Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)Judy Garland with Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, & Bert Lahr1939
West End BluesClarence Williams, Joe "King" OliverLouis Armstrong & Earl Hines1928
What a Diff’rence a Day MakesMaría Grever (m), Stanley Adams (w)Dinah Washington1959
What a Wonderful WorldBob Thiele, George David WeissLouis Armstrong1967
What Can I Say, Dear, After I Say I’m Sorry?Walter Donaldson, Abe LymanBee Palmer1926
What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue?Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats WallerLouis Armstrong1929
What Do You Do Sundays, Mary?Stephen Jones (m), Irving Caesar (w)American Quartet1924
What Is This Thing Called Love?Cole Porter (m/w)Leo Reisman1930
What Kind of Fool Am I?Leslie Bricusse, Anthony NewleySammy Davis Jr.1962
What the World Needs Now Is LoveBurt Bacharach, Hal DavidJackie DeShannon1965
What You Goin’ to Do When the Rent Comes ‘Round? (Rufus Rastas Johnson Brown)Andrew B. Sterling (w), Harry Von Tilzer (m)Arthur Collins1905
Whatever Lola WantsRichard Adler, Jerry RossAlma Cogan1957
Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)Jay Livingston, Ray EvansDoris Day1956
What’ll I Do?Irving Berlin (m/w)Paul Whiteman1924
What’s Going OnMarvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al ClevelandMarvin Gaye1971
What’s Love Got to Do with It?Graham Lyle, Terry BrittenTina Turner1984
What’s New Pussycat?Burt Bacharach (m), Hal David (w)Tom Jones1965
Wheel of FortuneBennie Benjamin, George WeissKay Starr1952
When a Man Loves a WomanCameron Lewis, Arthur WrightPercy Sledge1966
When Can I See YouKenneth "Babyface" EdmondsBabyface1994
When Doves CryPrincePrince1984
When I Lost YouIrving Berlin (m/w)Henry Burr1913
When I Take My Sugar to TeaSammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre NormanThe Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers1931
When I’m Not Near the Girl I LoveBurton Lane (m), E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (w)1946
When Irish Eyes Are SmilingChauncey Olcott (w) George Graff Jr. (w), Ernest R. Ball (m)Chauncey Olcott1913
When It’s All Goin’ Out and Nothin’ Comin’ InBert Williams (m/w), George Walker (m/w)Bert Williams1902
When It’s Sleepy Time Down SouthLeon Rene, Otis Rene, Clarence MusePaul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey & the Romancers1931
When My Baby Smiles at MeBill Munro (m), Andrew B. Sterling (w), Ted Lewis (w)Ted Lewis1920
When My Baby Walks Down the StreetJimmy McHugh, Gene Austin, Irving MillsGene Austin with Aileen Stanley1924
When Ragtime Rosie Ragged the RosaryLewis F. Muir (m), Edgar Leslie (w)1911
When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’Irving Berlin (m/w)Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan1913
When the Moon Comes Over the MountainHarry Woods, Howard Johnson, Kate SmithKate Smith1931
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ AlongHarry M. Woods (m/w)Al Jolson with Carl Fenton’s Orchestra1926
When Will I Be LovedPhil EverlyThe Everly Brothers1960
When You BelieveStephen SchwartzMariah Carey with Whitney Houston1998
When You Wish Upon a StarLeigh Harline (m), Ned Washington (w)Cliff Edwards & the Ken Darby Singers with Victor Young’s Orchestra1940
When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red RoseJack Mahoney (w), Percy Weinrich (m)American Quartet1914
When You’re Good, You’re LonesomeGrace DoroEdythe Baker1920
When You’re Smiling, the Whole World Smiles with YouMark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry ShaySeger Ellis1928
Where Did Our Love GoBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1964
Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?George W. Meyer (m), Sam M. Lewis (w), Joe Young (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1916
Where Did You Get That Girl?Bert Kalmar (w), Harry Puck (m)Walter Van Brunt1913
Where Do Broken Hearts GoFrank Wildhorn, Chuck JacksonWhitney Houston1987
Where or WhenRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Hal Kemp with Bob Allen1937
Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the DayFred E. Ahlert (m), Roy Turk (w), Bing Crosby (w)Bing Crosby1932
Whip-Poor-WillJerome Kern (m), Buddy DeSylva (w)Isham Jones1921
WhisperingJohn Schonberger (w), Richard Coburn (w), Vincent Rose (m)Paul Whiteman1920
Whistle While You WorkMorey, ChurchillSeven Dwarfs1937
The Whistler and His DogArthor Pryor (m)Prince’s Orchestra1905
Whistling RufusKerry Mills (m), F.A. Mills (m)Vess Ossman1899
White ChristmasIrving BerlinBing Crosby & the Ken Darby Singers with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra1942
White RabbitGrace SlickJefferson Airplane1967
A Whiter Shade of PaleGary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew FisherProcol Harum1967
Who Can It Be Now?Colin James HayMen at Work1981
Who Takes Care of the Caretaker’s Daughter While the Caretaker’s Busy Taking Care?Chick EndorCliff Edwards1925
Who Wouldn’t Love YouCarl Fisher (m), Bill Carey (w)Kay Kyser with Trudy Babbitt & Harry Babbitt1942
Who?Jerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w), Otto Harbach (w)George Olsen1926
Whole Lotta LovingDave Bartholomew, Fats DominoFats Domino1958
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ OnDave Williams, Roy HallJerry Lee Lewis1957
A Whole New WorldAlan Menken, Tim RicePeabo Bryson with Regina Belle1992
Who’ll Take My Place When I’m Gone?Billy Fazioli (m), Ray KlagesBenny Krueger1922
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?Frank E. Churhill, Ann RonnellDon Bestor & His Orchestra with Florence Case, Frank Sherryl, & Charles Yontz1933
Who’s Sorry Now?Harry Ruby (m), Bert Kalmar (w), Ted Snyder (w)Connie Francis1958
Whose Baby Are You?Jerome Kern (m), Anne Caldwell (w)Joseph C. Smith1920
Why Couldn’t It Be Poor Little Me?Isham Jones (m), Gus Kahn (w)Isham Jones1925
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy MerchantFrankie Lymon & the Teenagers1956
Why Do I Love You?Jerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Nat Shilkret1928
Why Don’t You Believe MeLew Douglas, King Laney, Roy RoddleJoni James with Lew Douglas’ Orchestra1952
Why Was I Born?Jerome Kern (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Libby Holman1930
Wild CherriesTed SnyderVictor Orchestra1909
Wild FlowerVincent Youmans (m), Otto Harbach (w), Oscar Hammerstein (w)Guy Robertson1923
Wild ThingChip TaylorThe Troggs1966
The Wild Wild WomenAl Piantadosi, Al Wilson, Henry LewisHenry Lewis1917
Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May?James J. Walker (w), Ernest R. Ball (m)Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough1906
Will You Love Me TomorrowGerry Goffin, Carole KingThe Shirelles1960
Will You Remember (Sweetheart)Rida Johnson Young (w), Sigmund Romberg (m)Olive Kline (as Alice Green) with Raymond Dixon1918
Willie the WeeperGrant V. Rymal, Walter Melrose, Marty BloomKing Oliver1927
Willow Weep for MeAnn Ronell (m/w)Paul Whiteman with Irene Taylor1932
Windmills of Your MindMichael Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn BergmanNoel Harrison1968
WindyRuthann FriedmanThe Association1967
WinterAlfred Bryan (w), Albert Gumble (m)Lyric Quartet1911
Winter WonderlandFelix Bernard (m), Richard B. Smith (w)Guy Lombardo1934
Wipe Out (i)Bobby Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller, Ron WilsonThe Surfaris1963
Wish You Were HereHarold RomeEddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra1952
Witch DoctorRoss BagdasarianDavid Seville1958
With a Song in My HeartRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks1929
With Plenty of Money and You (Oh! Baby What I Couldn’t Do)Harry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)Henry Busse’s Orchestra with Bob Hannon1937
Without a SongVincent Youmans (m), Edward Eliscu (w), Billy Rose (w)Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby1929
Wolverine BluesFerdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Benjamin Spikes, John SpikesJelly Roll Morton1923
A Woman in LoveFrank LoesserFrankie Laine1955
Wonderful CopenhagenFrank LoesserDanny Kaye1953
Wonderful WorldBarbara Campbell, Herb Alpert, Lou AdlerSam Cooke1960
Woodman Woodman, Spare That Tree!Iving Berlin (m/w)Bob Roberts1911
WoodstockJoni MitchellCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young1970
The World Is Waiting for the SunriseErnest Seitz (m), Gene Lockhart (w)Isham Jones1922
Would You Like to Take a Walk?Harry Warren (m), Mort Dixon (w), Billy Rose (w)Rudy Vallee1931
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)Harry Barris (m), Ted Koehler (w), Billy Moll (w)Bing Crosby with Gus Arnheim’s Orchestra1931
WunderbarCole PorterAlfred Drake & Patricia Morrison1948
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SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
The Yama Yama ManGeorge Collin Davis (w), Karl Hoschna (m)Ada Jones & the Victor Light Opera Co.1909
Yankee Doodle BluesGeroge Gershwin (m), Irving Caesar (w), Buddy DeSylva (w)Billy Murray with Ed Smalle1922
Yankee Doodle BoyGeorge M. Cohan (m/w)Billy Murray1905
Yearning Just for YouIrving BerlinGene Austin1925
Yellow Dog BluesW.C. HandyJoseph C. Smith1920
The Yellow Rose of TexasDon GeorgeMitch Miller1955
Yes Sir! That’s My BabyWalter Donaldson (m), Gus Kahn (w)Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter1925
Yes! We Have No BananasFrank Silver, Irving CohnBilly Jones1923
YesterdayJohn Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles1965
YesterdaysJerome Kern (m), Otto Harbach (w)Leo Reisman with Frank Luther1933
Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!Will D. Cobb (w), John H. Flynn (m)Blanche Ring1909
YouWalter Donaldson (m), Harold Adamson (w)Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright1936
You and the Night and the MusicArthur Schwartz (m), Howard Dietz (w)Libby Holman & Richard Himber1935
You Are My Lucky StarNacio Herb Brown (m), Arthur Freed (w)Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood1935
You Are My SunshineJimmie Davis, Charles MitchellJimmie Davis1940
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie WonderStevie Wonder1972
You Belong to Me Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd StewartJo Stafford1952
You Brought a New Kind of Love to MeSammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre NormanMaurice Chevalier with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra1930
You Can’t Do What My Last Man DidJ.C. Johnson, Allie MooreJames P. Johnson1923
You Can’t Hurry LoveBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1966
You Can’t Keep a Good Man DownPerry BradfordMamie Smith1920
You Do Something to MeCole Porter (m/w)Leo Reisman1930
You Don’t Have to Be a Star to Be in My ShowJames Dean, John GloverMarilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.1976
You Go to My HeadJ. Fred Coots (m), Haven Gillespie (w)Larry Clinton with Bea Wain1938
You Keep Me Hangin’ OnBrian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie HollandThe Supremes1966
You Light Up My LifeJoe BrooksDebby Boone1977
You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)Jimmy Monaco (m), Joseph McCarthy (w)Al Jolson with Charles Prince’s Orchestra1913
You Make Me Feel Like DancingLeo Sayer, Vini PonciaLeo Sayer1976
You Make Me Feel So YoungJosef Myrow (m), Mack Gordon (w)Dick Haymes1946
You Must Have Been a Beautiful BabyHarry Warren (m), Johnny Mercer (w)Bing Crosby with Bob Crosby1938
You Must Love MeAndrew Lloyd Webber (m), Tim Rice (w)Madonna1996
You Never Knew about MeJerome Kern (m), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Marie Carroll & Tom Powers1917
You Said SomethingJerome Kern (m/w), P.G. Wodehouse (w)Marjorie Gateson with Donald MacDonald1917
You Send MeCharles "L.C." CookeSam Cooke1957
You Tell Me Your Dream and I Will Tell You MineCharles N. Daniels (m), Seymour Rice (w), Albert Brown (w)Ella Butler1900
You Took Advantage of MeRichard Rodgers (m), Lorenz Hart (w)Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylor, & Austin Young1928
You Were Meant for MeNacio Herb Brown, Arthur FreedConnee Boswell with Victor Young’s Orchestra1948
You Were Only Fooling When I Was Falling in LoveLarry Fotine (m), Billy Faber (w), Fred Meadows (w)The Ink Spots1948
You’d Be SurprisedIrving BerlinEddie Cantor1920
You’ll Be in My HeartPhil CollinsPhil Collins1999
You’ll Never KnowHarry Warren (m), Mack Gordon (w)Dick Haymes with the Song Spinners1943
You’ll Never Walk AloneRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Frank Sinatra1945
Young at HeartCarolyn Leigh, Johnny RichardsFrank Sinatra1954
Young LoveRic Cartey, Carole JoynerSonny James1956
Younger Than SpringtimeRichard Rodgers (m), Oscar Hammerstein II (w)Billy Tabbert1949
Your Boy Is on the Coal Pile NowSam WardH. Claar1918
Your Feet’s Too BigAda Benson, Fred FisherFats Waller1939
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and HigherGary Jackson, Raynard Miner, Carl William SmithJackie Wilson1967
You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)George M. Cohan (m/w)Billy Murray1906
You’re an Old SmoothieRichard Whiting, Nacio Herb BrownPaul Whiteman with Ramona Davies1933
You’re Breaking My HeartPat Genaro, Sunny SkylarVic Damone with Glenn Osser’s Orchestra1949
You’re Driving Me Crazy! (What Did I Do?)Walter DonaldsonGuy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo1930
You’re Getting to Be a Habit with MeHarry Warren (m), Al Dubin (w)Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra1933
You’re Just in LoveIrving Berlin (m/w)Perry Como & the Fontane Sisters with Mitchell Ayres Orchestra1950
You’re Lucky to MeEubie Blake (m), Andy Razaf (w)Ethel Waters1930
You’re No GoodClint Ballard Jr.Linda Ronstadt1974
You’re SixteenRichard Sherman, Robert ShermanRingo Starr1973
You’re So Right for MeJay Livingston, Ray EvansTony Bennett1958
You’re So VainCarly SimonCarly Simon1972
You’re the Cream in My CoffeeRay HendersonBen Selvin with Jack Palmer1928
You’re the One That I WantJohn FarrarOlivia Newton-John & John Travolta1978
You’re the TopCole Porter (m/w)Paul Whiteman with Peggy Healy & John Hauser1934
You’ve Got a FriendCarole KingJames Taylor1971
You’ve Got to See Mamma Ev’ry Night (aka "You Can’t See Mamma at All")Con Conrad (m), Billy Rose (w)Dolly Kay with Frank Westphal’s Orchestra1923
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil SpectorThe Righteous Brothers1964
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SONG
WRITER(S),
m = music, w = words
Performer with
Highest Rated Version
Year
ZigeunerNoel CowardEvelyn Laye1929
Zing! Went the Strings of My HeartJames F. Hanley (m/w)Judy Garland with Victor Young’s Orchestra1943
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-DahAllie Wrubel, Ray GilbertJames Baskett1946


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