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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