Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Top Songs of All Time

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 2/4/2021.

Dave’s Music Database – Songs:

The Top 1 and 2%

This is the granddaddy of song lists. It has been created by aggregating hundreds of best-of song lists alongside chart figures, radio and video airplay, sales data, and various honors and awards. While individual lists have idiosyncrasies because of the publiciations or institutions behind them, this list aims to represent as many genres and eras as possible in the history of recorded music.

To call this “the top songs of all time” is a bit of a misnomer. It is really a list of the top songs in the history of recorded music: from 1890 to the present. Still, that’s a much wider swath than most supposedly “best of all time” lists cover.

Songs are listed in chronological order; dates in parentheses are for the song’s first chart appearance unless noted otherwise. Click on a song title to see its DMDB page with more details such as general information about the song, videos, lyrics, links to buy songs, chart stats, sales figures, and awards.

Note: this was originally a top 1000 list, but has been expanded to two categories – the top 1% and top 2% – each with more than 1000 songs. Originally these were listed as two separate posts, but now they’ve been consolidated into one page. Each year from 1890 to present has been listed with the top 1% songs first and then the top 2% songs after that.

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1890-1899

Top 1%

  • “Listen to the Mocking Bird” John Yorke Atlee (8/22/1891)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Len Spencer (8/13/1892)
  • “Love’s Old Sweet Song” Thomas Bott (12/13/1892)
  • “After the Ball” George J. Gaskin (4/29/1893)
  • “Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)” Dan Quinn (9/16/1893)
  • “The Sidewalks of New York” Dan Quinn (2/8/1895)
  • “The Band Played On” Dan Quinn (8/24/1895)
  • “The Stars and Stripes Forever” John Philip Sousa (7/3/1897)
  • “On the Banks of the Wabash” George J. Gaskin (11/6/1897)
  • “Hello Ma Baby” Arthur Collins (4/15/1899)

Top 2%

  • “The Washington Post March” U.S. Marine Band (9/13/1890)
  • “The Laughing Song” George Washington Johnson (4/4/1891)
  • “Turkey in the Straw” Billy Golden (10/17/1891)
  • “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” Len Spencer (1/30/1892)
  • “Oh Promise Me” George J. Gaskin (3/4/1893)
  • “A Hot Time in the Old Town” Len Spencer (1/23/1897)
  • “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” George J. Gaskin (4/10/1897)
  • “My Old Kentucky Home” Edison Male Quartet (1/22/1898)
  • “My Old New Hampshire Home” George J. Gaskin (12/3/1898)
  • “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You” Arthur Collins (12/2/1899)


1900

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” Jere Mahoney (3/3/1900)
  • “When Chloe Sings a Song” George J. Gaskin (3/10/1900)
  • “A Bird in a Gilded Cage” Jere Mahoney (4/14/1900)
  • “Ma Tiger Lily” Arthur Collins (8/4/1900)
  • “A Coon Band Contest” Vess Ossman (9/22/1900)
  • “I Can’t Tell You Why I Love You, But I Do” Harry MacDonough (11/10/1900)

1901

Top 1%

  • “Goodbye, Dolly Gray” Big Four Quartet (3/30/1901)
  • “Tell Me, Pretty Maiden” Harry MacDonough /Grace Spencer (4/27/1901)
  • “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” Byron Harlan (8/3/1901)

Top 2%

  • “The Tale of a Bumble Bee” Harry MacDonough (10/5/1901)
  • “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” Harry MacDonough (10/12/1901)
  • “Any Old Place I Hang My Hat Is ‘Home Sweet Home’” Will Denny (12/14/1901)

1902

Top 1%

  • “Arkansaw Traveler” Len Spencer (3/1/1902)
  • “On a Sunday Afternoon” J.W. Myers (4/19/1902)
  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” Arthur Collins (7/12/1902)
  • “Under the Bamboo Tree” Arthur Collins (12/9/1902)
  • “Down Where the Wurzburger Flows” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (12/20/1902)

Top 2%

  • “Good Morning, Carrie” Bert Williams with George Walker (1/4/1902)
  • “Way Down in Old Indiana” J.W. Myers (5/17/1902)
  • “The Mansion of Aching Hearts” Harry MacDonough (9/13/1902)
  • In the Good Old Summertime” William Redmond (10/11/1902)
  • In the Good Old Summertime” J.W. Myers (10/25/1902)

1903

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Come Down, Ma Evening Star” Mina Hickman (1/17/1903)
  • In the Good Old Summertime” Harry MacDonough (1/24/1903)
  • In the Good Old Summertime” Sousa’s Band with Harry MacDonough & S.H. Dudley (3/28/1903)
  • “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” Harry MacDonough with John Bieling (4/25/1903)
  • “Hurrah for Baffin’s Bay” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (4/25/1903)
  • “Goodbye Eliza Jane” Arthur Collins (10/31/1903)
  • “Dear Old Girl” J.W. Myers (11/14/1903)
  • “Always in the Way” Byron Harlan (11/14/1903)
  • “Any Rags?” Arthur Collins (12/5/1903)
  • “Mighty Like a Rose (aka "Mighty Lak a Rose")” George Alexander (12/19/1903)

1904

Top 1%

  • “Bedelia” Haydn Quartet (1/9/1904)
  • “Silver Threads Among the Gold” Richard Jose (2/6/1904)
  • “Blue Bell” Byron G. Harlan with Frank Stanley (5/14/1904)
  • “Toyland” Haydn Quartet with Corrine Morgan (6/11/1904)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis” Billy Murray (7/23/1904)
  • “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka ‘The Mocking Bird’)” Frank Stanley with Corrine Morgan (8/27/1904)
  • Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” Haydn Quartet (10/15/1904)

Top 2%


1905

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Come Take a Trip in My Airship” Billy Murray (1/4/1905)
  • “Dearie” Corrine Morgan with Haydn Quartet (8/26/1905)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Louise Homer (10/28/1905)
  • “Where the Morning Glories Twine Around the Door” Byron Harlan (11/11/1905)
  • “Everybody Works But Father” Billy Murray (12/23/1905)

1906

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “How’d You Like to Spoon with Me?” Corrine Morgan with Haydn Quartet (1/6/1906)
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” Byron Harlan (3/17/1906)
  • “So Long Mary” Corrine Morgan (4/14/1906)
  • “Waiting at the Church (My Wife Won’t Let Me)” Ada Jones (8/11/1906)
  • You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” Arthur Pryor’s Band (8/25/1906)
  • “The Good Old U.S.A” Byron Harlan (9/15/1906)
  • “Camp Meetin’ Time” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (12/29/1906)

1907

Top 1%

  • My Gal Sal” Byron Harlan (2/5/1907)
  • School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” Byron Harlan (5/11/1907)
  • “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (LEONCAVALLO)” Enrico Caruso (8/10/1907)
  • “Harrigan” Billy Murray (9/14/1907)
  • “Auld Lang Syne” Frank Stanley (12/14/1907)

Top 2%

  • “He’s a Cousin of Mine” Bert Williams (1/19/1907)
  • “I Just Can’t Make My Eyes Behave” Ada Jones (4/6/1907)
  • “Because You’re You” Harry MacDonough with Elise Stevenson (4/20/1907)
  • “Maple Leaf Rag” Vess Ossman (7/7/1907)
  • “Nobody’s Little Girl” Byron Harlan (7/20/1907)
  • “My Wild Irish Rose” Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough (8/3/1907)
  • “Red Wing (An Indian Fable)” Frank Stanley & Henry Burr (9/7/1907)
  • “I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell)” Harry Lauder (11/9/1907)
  • “Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk” Ada Jones & Billy Murray (11/9/1907)

1908

Top 1%

  • “The Glow-Worm” Victor Orchestra (5/16/1908)
  • “Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine” Victor Orchestra (9/12/1908)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Haydn Quartet (10/24/1908)
  • “Sunbonnet Sue” Haydn Quartet (10/31/1908)

Top 2%

  • “Under Any Old Flag at All” Billy Murray (2/1/1908)
  • “As Long As the World Rolls On” Alan Turner (2/8/1908)
  • “The Glow-Worm” Lucy Isabelle Marsh (6/2/1908)
  • “Are You Sincere?” Elise Stevenson (7/11/1908)
  • “When We Are M-A-R-R-I-E-D” Ada Jones & Billy Murray (8/1/1908)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Edward Meeker (10/17/1908)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Harvey Hindermeyer (11/21/1908)

1909

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Good Evening, Caroline” Frank Stanley & Elise Stevenson (1/2/1909)
  • “The Right Church But the Wrong Pew” Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (2/6/1909)
  • Shine on, Harvest Moon” Ada Jones & Billy Murray (5/15/1909)
  • “To the End of the World with You” Henry Burr (5/22/1909)
  • “The Yama Yama Man” Ada Jones & the Victor Light Orchestra Co. (7/31/1909)
  • “I’ve Got Rings on My Fingers” Ada Jones (11/6/1909)  


1910

Top 1%

  • “Where the River Shannon Flows” Harry MacDonough (2/12/1910)
  • “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (3/31/1910)
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (4/9/1910)
  • Casey Jones” American Quartet /Billy Murray (6/18/1910)
  • “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” Henry Burr (11/12/1910)
  • “Play That Barber-Shop Chord” Bert Williams (12/24/1910)

Top 2%

  • “Every Little Movement” Harry MacDonough & Lucy Isabelle Marsh (9/3/1910)
  • “Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon” Ada Jones & American Quartet (9/3/1910)

1911

Top 1%

  • “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (3/25/1911)
  • “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” Ada Jones & Billy Murray (5/13/1911)
  • “I’m Falling in Love with Someone” John McCormack (6/3/1911)
  • Some of These Days” Sophie Tucker (7/8/1911)
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan (9/16/1911)
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Peerless Quartet (11/4/1911)
  • Down by the Old Mill Stream” Harry MacDonough (12/11/1911)
  • “Oh, You Beautiful Doll” Billy Murray /American Quartet (12/16/1911)

Top 2%

  • “Under the Yum Yum Tree” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (2/4/1911)
  • “Mother Machree” John McCormack (2/11/1911)
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Arthur Clough (5/6/1911)
  • “A Perfect Day” Cecil Fanning (9/16/1911)
  • “I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad” Peerless Quartet (9/23/1911)
  • Down by the Old Mill Stream” Arthur Clough & Brunswick Quartet (10/28/1911)
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Billy Murray (11/11/1911)

1912

Top 1%

  • Moonlight Bay” American Quartet (3/9/1912)
  • “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” Bob Roberts (7/13/1912)
  • “I Love You Truly” Elsie Baker (8/31/1912)
  • “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee” Heidelberg Quintet (9/28/1912)
  • “Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee” Billy Murray & Ada Jones (10/19/1912)

Top 2%

  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Victor Military Band (1/13/1912)
  • “Everybody’s Doing It Now” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (2/3/1912)
  • “That Haunting Melody” Al Jolson (3/16/1912)
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Prince’s Orchestra (4/13/1912)
  • “When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (511/1912)
  • “Love Is Mine” Enrico Caruso (5/18/1912)
  • “Ragging the Baby to Sleep” Al Jolson & Walter B. Rogers Orchestra (7/6/1912)
  • “"Everybody Two-Step” American Quartet (11/8/1912)
  • “Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Old” Alan Turner (12/14/1912)

1913

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Row Row Row!” Ada Jones (1/4/1913)
  • “Sympathy” Walter Van Brunt & Helen Clark (3/22/1913)
  • “The Spaniard That Blighted My Life” Al Jolson (5/24/1913)
  • “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (6/21/1913)
  • “Last Night Was the End of the World” Henry Burr (8/16/1913)
  • “There’s a Girl in the Heart of Maryland with a Heart That Belongs to Me” Charles Harrison (11/8/1913)
  • Peg O’ My Heart” Charles Harrison (11/8/1913)

1914

Top 1%

  • “By the Beautiful Sea” Heidelberg Quintet (7/18/1914)
  • “The Aba Daba Honeymoon” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (10/10/1914)
  • “Ballin’ the Jack” Prince’s Orchestra (10/17/1914)

Top 2%

  • “I’m on My Way to Mandalay” Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (2/14/1914)
  • “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” American Quartet (3/21/1914)
  • “I Love the Ladies” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (5/16/1914)
  • “The Song That Stole My Heart Away” Henry Burr (5/16/1914)
  • “If I Had My Way” Peerless Quartet (5/23/1914)
  • “Cohen on the Telephone” Joe Hayman (8/8/1914)
  • “The Memphis Blues” Prince’s Orchestra (11/7/1914)
  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” American Quartet (11/28/1914)
  • “When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose” American Quartet (12/26/1914)

1915

Top 1%

  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” John McCormack (1/16/1915)
  • “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” Alma Gluck (2/20/1915)
  • “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” Peerless Quartet (4/17/1915)
  • “A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure, They Call It Ireland)” George MacFarlane (5/1/1915)
  • They Didn't Believe Me” Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline (11/13/1915)
  • “Keep the Home Fires Burning” James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler) (12/18/1915)

Top 2%

  • “Chinatown, My Chinatown” American Quartet (2/20/1915)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Alma Gluck & Efrem Zimbalist (6/19/1915)
  • “Home Sweet Home” Alice Nielsen (7/3/1915)
  • “Hello Frisco!” Olive Kline (as Alice Green) & Edward Hamilton (9/8/1915)
  • “Close to My Heart” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (9/25/1915)
  • “There’s a Long, Long Trail” James Harrison & James Reed (12/18/1915)

1916

Top 1%

  • “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)” Henry Burr (2/12/1916)
  • “Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)” Henry Burr (6/10/1916)
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner” Prince’s Orchestra (7/22/1916)
  • “Pretty Baby” Billy Murray (10/7/1916)

Top 2%

  • “Somewhere a Voice Is Calling” John McCormack (1/22/1916)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Taylor Trio (3/11/1916)
  • “Hello Hawaii, How Are You?” Prince’s Orcestra (4/8/1916)
  • “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka ‘The Mocking Bird’)” Alma Gluck (5/27/1916)
  • “There’s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (7/22/1916)
  • “If I Knock the ‘L’ Out of Kelly, It Would Still Be Kelly to Me” Marguerite Farrell (9/23/1916)
  • “Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There” Charles Harrison (10/21/1916)
  • “Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu)” Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (10/21/1916)
  • “Turn Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday” Orpheus Quartet (11/11/1916)
  • “The Sunshine of Your Smile” John McCormack (12/23/1916)

1917

Top 1%

  • “Poor Butterfly” Victor Military Band (2/17/1917)
  • “The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)” Elsie Baker (3/10/1917)
  • “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” Knickerbocker Quartet (4/14/1917)
  • “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!” American Quartet (6/23/1917)
  • “Till the Clouds Roll By” Anna Wheaton with James Harrod (8/11/1917)
  • Over There” American Quartet (9/29/1917)
  • “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France!” American Quartet (9/26/1917)
  • Over There” Nora Bayes with Joseph Pasternach’s Orchestra (11/3/1917)

Top 2%

  • “My Own Iona” Horace Wright & Rene Dietrich (1/6/1917)
  • For Me and My Gal” Van & Schenck (5/26/1917)
  • “Livery Stable Blues” Original Dixieland Jazz Band (6/2/1917)
  • “Indiana” Conway’s Band (9/22/1917)
  • Over There” Peerless Quarter (10/13/1917)
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball” Original Dixieland Jazz Band (10/13/1917)
  • “Send Me Away with a Smile” John McCormack (12/22/1917)

1918

Top 1%

  • “Danny Boy (adaption of ‘Londonberry Air’)” Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1/19/1918)
  • “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here” Irving Kaufman & the Columbia Quartet (3/2/1918)
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball” Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (3/30/1918)
  • “Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)” Henry Burr (4/20/1918)
  • Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” Al Jolson (8/10/1918)
  • Tiger Rag” Original Dixieland Jazz Band (8/17/1918)
  • “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” Arthur Fields (10/12/1918)
  • “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” Charles Harrison (11/8/1918)

Top 2%

  • “I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m on My Way” Peerless Quartet (1/5/1918)
  • “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” Charles Harrison & the Columbia Stellar Quartet (2/9/1918)
  • “I’m All Bound Round with the Mason Dixon Line” Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra (3/23/1918)
  • “Roses of Picardy” Lambert Murphy (5/25/1918)
  • “K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)” Billy Murray (6/1/1918)
  • “I’m Sorry I Made You Cry” Henry Burr (6/15/1918)
  • “Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land” Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra (7/13/1918)
  • “Smiles” Joseph C. Smith with Harry MacDonough (8/10/1918)
  • “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” Lewis James (as Robert Lewis) (9/14/1918)
  • Over There” Enrico Caruso (10/19/1918)

1919

Top 1%

  • After You’ve Gone” Marion Harris (1/18/1919)
  • Till We Meet Again” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (2/15/1919)
  • “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm After They’ve Seen Paree” Nora Bayes (3/15/1919)
  • “Beautiful Ohio” Henry Burr (5/17/1919)
  • “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody” John Steel (9/20/1919)
  • “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” Ben Selvin (10/18/1919)
  • “Oh! What a Pal Was Mary” Henry Burr (1919)

Top 2%

  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet (2/8/1919)
  • Till We Meet Again” Charles Hart & Lewis James (2/22/1919)
  • “Ja Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing)” Arthur Fields (3/8/1919)
  • Till We Meet Again” Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough & Charles Hart (3/22/1919)
  • “Beautiful Ohio” Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra (4/5/1919)
  • “Madelon (I’ll Be True to the Whole Regiment)” Victor Military Band & Marcel Journet (4/26/1919)
  • “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Marion Harris (5/3/1919)
  • “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (5/17/1919)
  • “I’ll Say She Does” Al Jolson (8/9/1919)
  • “It’s Nobody’s Business But My Own” Bert Williams (9/13/1919)
  • “Mandy” Van & Schenck (12/6/1919)  


1920

Top 1%

  • Dardanella” Ben Selvin (1/24/1920)
  • Swanee” Al Jolson (5/8/1920)
  • “When My Baby Smiles at Me” Ted Lewis (5/29/1920)
  • Whispering” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (10/30/1920)
  • “The Japanese Sandman” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/13/1920)
  • “I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time” Charles Harrison (11/13/1920)
  • “Avalon” Al Jolson (11/27/1920)
  • “Wang-Wang Blues” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (12/4/1920)
  • “Crazy Blues” Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds (12/11/1920)

Top 2%

  • “Let the Rest of the World Go By” Elizabeth Spencer & Charles Hart (2/28/1920)
  • “Alice Blue Gown” Edith Day (4/17/1920)
  • “Rose Room in Sunny Roseland” Art Hickman (5/1/1920)
  • “I’ll See You in C-U-B-A” Billy Murray (5/29/1920)
  • “Rose of Washington Square” Kentucky Serenaders (6/19/1920)
  • “Hold Me” Art Hickman (6/19/1920)
  • “The Love Nest” John Steel (8/21/1920)
  • St. Louis Blues” Marion Harris (8/28/1920)
  • “Tell Me Little Gypsy” Art Hickman (10/23/1920)
  • “Avalon” Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra (11/27/1920)

1921

Top 1%

  • “Margie” Eddie Cantor (2/5/1921)
  • “Look for the Silver Lining” Marion Harris (4/23/1921)
  • “My Mammy” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (5/7/1921)
  • Ain’t We Got Fun?” Van & Schenck (8/13/1921)
  • “All by Myself” Ted Lewis (9/24/1921)
  • “Say It with Music” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/21/1921)
  • “Wabash Blues” Isham Jones (12/10/1921)

Top 2%

  • “Anchors Aweigh” U.S. Naval Academy Band (2/26/1921)
  • “I Ain’t Got Nobody” Marion Harris (6/4/1921)
  • “Make Believe” Nora Bayes (6/11/1921)
  • “Cherie” Paul Whiteman (7/16/1921)
  • “Song of India” Paul Whiteman (8/27/1921)
  • “Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old ‘Tucky Home” Vernon Dalhart (12/10/1921)

1922

Top 1%

  • April Showers” Al Jolson (1/28/1922)
  • “My Man (Mon Homme)” Fanny Brice (2/11/1922)
  • “Second Hand Rose” Fanny Brice (2/18/1922)
  • “Sheik of Araby” Ray Miller & His Orchestra (5/13/1922)
  • “Stumbling” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/1/1922)
  • “I’m Just Wild about Harry” Marion Harris (10/21/1922)
  • “Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean – ‘Positively, Mr. Gallagher?’” Ed Gallagher & Al Shean (10/28/1922)
  • “My Buddy” Henry Burr (11/4/1922)
  • “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)” Ben Selvin (11/11/1922)
  • “Three O’Clock in the Morning” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/18/1922)
  • “Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye)” Al Jolson (12/23/1922)

Top 2%

  • “Angel Child” Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra (5/6/1922)
  • “On the Alamo” Isham Jones (5/20/1922)
  • “Do It Again” Paul Whiteman (6/3/1922)
  • “Hot Lips (He’s Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (9/2/1922)
  • “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise” Isham Jones (11/11/1922)
  • “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” (12/9/1922)
  • “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” Peerless Quartet (12/16/1922)

1923

Top 1%

  • Carolina in the Morning” Van & Schenck (1/13/1923)
  • “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” Paul Whiteman (4/7/1923)
  • “Down Hearted Blues” Bessie Smith (6/9/1923)
  • “Yes, We Have No Bananas” Billy Jones (7/21/1923)
  • “Swingin’ Down the Lane” Isham Jones (8/4/1923)
  • “That Old Gang of Mine” Billy Murray with Ed Smalle (9/23/1923)
  • “I Cried for You” Benny Krueger (9/29/1923)

Top 2%

  • “Crinoline Days” Paul Whiteman (3/17/1923)
  • “Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses” Carl Fenton (4/21/1923)
  • “Dreamy Melody” Art Landry (5/26/1923)
  • “Bambalina” Paul Whiteman (6/2/1923)
  • “Barney Google” Ernest Hare & Billy Jones (7/21/1923)
  • “Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home” Bessie Smith (9/1/1923)
  • St. Louis Blues” W.C. Handy (11/24/1923)
  • “Sleep” Fred Waring (12/29/1923)

1924

Top 1%

  • “Charleston” Arthur Gibbs & His Gang (1/5/1924)
  • “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’” Wendell Hall (1/26/1924)
  • “Somebody Stole My Gal” Ted Weems Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  • “California, Here I Come” Al Jolson /Isham Jones Orchestra (5/3/1924)
  • “What’ll I Do?” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (7/5/1924)
  • It Had to Be You” Isham Jones (7/19/1924)
  • Rhapsody in Blue” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra /George Gershwin (10/18/1924)
  • “Somebody Loves Me” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (11/1/1924)

Top 2%

  • “Linger Awhile” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (2/16/1924)
  • “Nobody’s Sweetheart” Isham Jones (6/7/1924)
  • “Memory Lane” Fred Waring & Tom Waring (8/2/1924)
  • “Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentieres)” Ernest Hare & Billy Jones (10/13/1924)
  • “I Wonder What’s Become of Sally?” Al Jolson (10/18/1924)
  • “I Want to Be Happy” Vincent Lopez (12/13/1924)

1925

Top 1%

  • “All Alone” Al Jolson (1/3/1925)
  • Tea for Two” Marion Harris (1/24/1925)
  • “I’ll See You in My Dreams” Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger (3/14/1925)
  • The Prisoner’s Song” Vernon Dalhart (3/21/1925)
  • St. Louis Blues” Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong (6/13/1925)
  • “Sweet Georgia Brown” Ben Bernie (6/27/1925)
  • “America the Beautiful” Louise Homer (7/11/1925)
  • “If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie” Eddie Cantor (7/18/1925)
  • “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” Gene Austin /Billy Carpenter (8/1/1925)
  • “Manhattan” Ben Selvin (10/24/1925)

Top 2%

  • “All Alone” Paul Whiteman (1/17/1925)
  • “Everybody Loves My Baby” Aileen Stanley (2/7/1925)
  • “Oh, Lady Be Good” Paul Whiteman (4/4/1925)
  • “Fascinating Rhythm” Cliff Edwards (4/11/1925)
  • “O Katharina!” Ted Lewis (4/25/1925)
  • “Alabamy Bound” Blossom Seeley (5/16/1925)
  • “Moonlight and Roses” John McCormack (8/29/1925)
  • “Oh How I Miss You Tonight” Ben Selvin & the Cavaliers (9/19/1925)
  • “Remember” Isham Jones (12/12/1925)

1926

Top 1%

  • “Who?” George Olsen and His Orchestra (1/30/1926)
  • “I’m Sitting on Top of the World” Al Jolson (3/13/1926)
  • “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” Gene Austin/ Nat Shilkret (3/27/1926)
  • Always” George Olsen (4/24/1926)
  • “Valencia (A Song of Spain)” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra/ Franklyn Baur (6/26/1926)
  • “Bye Bye, Blackbird” Gene Austin (7/31/1926)
  • “Baby Face” Jan Garber/ Benny Davis (9/25/1926)
  • “The Birth of the Blues” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (11/20/1926)

Top 2%

  • “Sleepy Time Gal” Ben Bernie/ Arthur Fields (2/20/1926)
  • “Show Me the Way to Go Home” Vincent Lopez (2/20/1926)
  • Always” Vincent Lopez (5/8/1926)
  • “Gimme a Little Kiss (Will Ya? Huh?)” “Whispering” Jack Smith (6/26/1926)
  • “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along” Al Jolson (9/18/1926)
  • “Breezin’ Along with the Breeze” Johnny Marvin (10/9/1926)
  • “The Blue Room” The Revelers (10/9/1926)
  • “Black Bottom” Johnny Hamp & the Kentucky Serenaders (12/4/1926)

1927

Top 1%

  • Someone to Watch Over Me” Gertrude Lawrence (2/5/1927)
  • Blue Skies” Ben Selvin (4/9/1927)
  • “Ain’t She Sweet” Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot (4/30/1927)
  • “Me and My Shadow” Whisperin’ Jack Smith (7/16/1927)
  • “Side by Side” Paul Whiteman with the Rhythm Boys (7/30/1927)
  • “Charmaine!” Guy Lombardo /Weston Vaughan (9/10/1927)
  • My Blue Heaven” Gene Austin (12/3/1927)

Top 2%

  • “In a Little Spanish Town (T’was on a Night Like This)” Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton (1/1/1927)
  • “Tonight You Belong to Me” Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra (2/26/1927)
  • “I Know That You Know” Nat Shilkret (4/23/1927)
  • “At Sundown When Love Is Calling Me Home” George Olsen with Bob Borger, Fran Frey, & Bob Rice (5/14/1927)
  • “Two Black Crows – Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches the Worm)” Moran & Mack (6/25/1927)
  • “Sometimes I’m Happy Roger Wolfe Kahn (7/9/1927)
  • “Russian Lullaby” Roger Wolfe Kahn & Henry Garden (7/16/1927)
  • “I Ain’t Got Nobody” Sophie Tucker (9/3/1927)
  • My Blue Heaven” Paul Whiteman (10/15/1927)
  • “The Best Things in Life Are Free” George Olsen with Bob Borger (10/29/1927)
  • Stardust” Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals (10/31/1927)
  • “Varsity Drag” George Olsen (11/5/1927)
  • “Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider” Red Nichols (11/12/1927)

1928

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “In a Mist” Bix Beiderbecke (2/11/1928)
  • “Thou Swell” Ben Selvin & the Broadway Nitelites (2/18/1928)
  • “Together” Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton (3/10/1928)
  • “My Heart Stood Still” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Al Rinker, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (3/17/1928)
  • “Ol’ Man River” Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (3/31/1928)
  • “Bill” Helen Morgan (4/21/1928)
  • “My Angel (Angela Mia)” Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Al Rinker (6/30/1928)
  • “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” Ben Bernie & Vaughn Deleath (6/30/1928)
  • “Sweet Sue, Just You” Ben Pollack with Franklyn Baur (7/28/1928)
  • “Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time)” Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra (9/8/1928)
  • “There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” Al Jolson (10/20/1928)
  • “I Wanna Be Loved by You” Helen Kane with Leonard Joy (11/17/1928)
  • “Sweethearts on Parade” Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo (12/29/1928)

1929

Top 1%

  • “Love Me or Leave Me” Ruth Etting (2/2/1929)
  • “Makin’ Whoopee” Eddie Cantor (2/9/1929)
  • “Carolina Moon” Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret (2/9/1929)
  • “Honey” Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (3/30/1929)
  • “Am I Blue?” Ethel Waters (7/20/1929)
  • “Singin’ in the Rain” Cliff Edwards (aka Ukulele Ike) (7/27/1929)
  • “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me” Nick Lucas (9/28/1929)
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’” Thomas "Fats" Waller (11/9/1929)

Top 2%

  • “She’s Funny That Way” Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra (1/12/1929)
  • “Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie” Clarence “Pinetop” Smith (2/9/1929)
  • “Button Up Your Overcoat” Helen Kane (3/23/1929)
  • “Lover, Come Back to Me” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton (4/13/1929)
  • “Mean to Me” Ruth Etting (5/18/1929)
  • “With a Song in My Heart” Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks (5/25/1929)
  • “The Wedding of the Painted Doll” Leo Reisman & Lew Conrad (525/1929)
  • “Louise” Maurice Chevalier & Leonard Joy’s Orchestra (6/8/1929)
  • “Pagan Love Song” Bob Haring & the Copley Plaza Orchestra (6/22/1929)
  • “Little Pal” Al Jolson (8/24/1929)
  • “Great Day” Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (12/14/1929)
  • “Without a Song” Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (12/21/1929)
  • “More Than You Know” Ruth Etting (12/21/1929)  

Top 2%


1930

Top 1%

  • “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Harry Richman with Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (2/15/1930)
  • “What Is This Thing Called Love?” Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (2/15/1930)
  • Happy Days Are Here Again” Ben Selvin (3/1/1930)
  • “Stein Song (University of Maine)” Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees (3/15/1930)
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street” Ted Lewis & His Band (4/5/1930)
  • “Little White Lies” Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon (8/16/1930)
  • “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)” Don Azpiazu/ Antonio Machin (11/8/1930)
  • “Embraceable You” Red Nichols with Dick Robertson (11/22/1930)
  • I Got Rhythm” Red Nichols (12/6/1930)

Top 2%

  • Stardust” Irving Mills (1/4/1930)
  • Happy Days Are Here Again” Benny Meroff & Dusty Rhodes (2/1/1930)
  • St. Louis Blues” Louis Armstrong (2/8/1930)
  • “Exactly Like You” Ruth Etting (5/3/1930)
  • “Ten Cents a Dance” Ruth Etting (5/3/1930)
  • “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” Nat Shilkret & Lewis James (6/21/1930)
  • “If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight” McKinney’s Cotton Pickers & George Thomas (8/16/1930)
  • Stardust” Isham Jones (9/13/1930)
  • Body and Soul” Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton (10/11/1930)
  • “Three Little Words” Duke Ellington with the Rhythm Boys (10/18/1930)
  • “You’re Driving Me Crazy! (What Did I Do?)” Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo (11/29/1930)

1931

Top 1%

  • Mood Indigo” Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2/14/1931)
  • “Love for Sale” Libby Holman (2/21/1931)
  • “Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)” Cab Calloway (3/21/1931)
  • “Dream a Little Dream of Me” Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (4/4/1931)
  • “Out of Nowhere” Bing Crosby with the Victor Young Orchestra (4/25/1931)
  • “Sweet and Lovely” Gus Arnheim with Donald Novis (7/25/1931)
  • “Goodnight, Sweetheart” Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (10/17/1931)

Top 2%

  • I Got Rhythm” Ethel Waters (1/17/1931)
  • “Just a Gigolo” Ted Lewis (1/31/1931)
  • “I Surrender Dear” Gus Arnheim & Bing Crosby (2/21/1931)
  • “Just One More Chance” Bing Crosby & Victor Young’s Orchestra (6/6/1931)
  • “I Found a Million-Dollar Baby in a Five-and-Ten-Cent Store” Fred Waring & Clare Hanlon (7/4/1931)
  • “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain” Kate Smith (9/12/1931)
  • As Time Goes By” Rudy Vallee (9/19/1931)
  • Tiger Rag” The Mills Brothers (11/21/1931)
  • Stardust” Louis Armstrong (12/19/1931)

1932

Top 1%

  • “Dinah” Bing Crosby with the Mills Brothers (1/9/1932)
  • “Paradise” Leo Reisman with Frances Maddux (1/23/1932)
  • All of Me” Louis Armstrong (2/20/1932)
  • “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing” Duke Ellington (2/27/1932)
  • “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” Ted Lewis & His Band (6/4/1932)
  • “How Deep Is the Ocean?” Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (10/29/1932)
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Rudy Vallee (11/26/1932)
  • Night and Day” Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra (12/17/1932)

Top 2%

  • “River Stay ‘Way from My Door” Kate Smith & Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra (1/2/1932)
  • “Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day” Bing Crosby (1/16/1932)
  • “Lullaby of the Leaves” George Olsen (5/14/1932)
  • “We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye” Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo (8/20/1932)
  • “Say It Isn’t So” George Olsen & Paul Small (9/17/1932)
  • “Please” Bing Crosby & Anson Weeks Orchestra (10/8/1932)
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” Bing Crosby (11/19/1932)
  • “I’ve Got the World on a String” Cab Calloway (11/19/1932)
  • “Willow Weep for Me” Paul Whiteman with Irene Taylor (12/17/1932)

1933

Top 1%

  • “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me” Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra (2/11/1933)
  • “Forty-Second (42nd) Street” Don Bestor /Dudley Mecum (3/18/1933)
  • “Lover” Paul Whiteman/ Jack Fulton (4/22/1933)
  • Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” Ethel Waters (5/20/1933)
  • “Sophisticated Lady” Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5/27/1933)
  • “Lazy Bones” Ted Lewis (7/15/1933)
  • “The Last Round-Up” George Olsen /Joe Morrison (7/29/1933)
  • “The Old Spinning Wheel” Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (10/21/1933)
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence (12/9/1933)

Top 2%

  • “Night and Day” Eddy Duchin (1/1/1933)
  • Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” Leo Reisman & Harold Arlen (3/25/1933)
  • “The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money)” Dick Powell (6/24/1933)
  • “Shadow Waltz” Bing Crosby with the Jimmy Grier Orchestra (7/1/1933)
  • “Love Is the Sweetest Thing” Ray Noble & Al Bowlly (7/15/1933)
  • “Don’t Blame Me” Charles Agnew & His Stevens Hotel Orchestra with Stanley Jacobsen (8/19/1933)
  • “Easter Parade” Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Clifton Webb (10/28/1933)
  • “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” Don Bestor & His Orchestra with Florence Case, Frank Sherryl, & Charles Yontz (10/28/1933)
  • “Yesterdays” Leo Reisman with Frank Luther (11/25/1933)
  • “Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?” Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood (12/16/1933)

1934

Top 1%

  • “Let’s Fall in Love” Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood (2/10/1934)
  • “The Very Thought of You” Ray Noble Orchestra with Al Bowlly (7/7/1934)
  • “The Continental (You Kiss While You’re Dancing)” Leo Reisman & His Orchestra (10/6/1934)
  • “Stars Fell on Alabama” Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (10/27/1934)
  • “June in January” Bing Crosby with the George Stoll Orchestra (11/24/1934)
  • “Winter Wonderland” Guy Lombardo (12/1/1934)
  • “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” Sons of the Pioneers (12/15/1934)
  • “Isle of Capri” Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (12/29/1934)
  • “Just One of Those Things” Richard Himber with Stuart Allen (11/30/1935)

Top 2%

  • “The Carioca” Enric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore (2/24/1934)
  • “Little Dutch Mill” Bing Crosby & Jimmy Grier’s Orchestra (3/31/1934)
  • “Cocktails for Two” Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5/5/1934)
  • “I’ll String Along with You” Ted Fio Rito with Muzzy Marcellino (5/12/1934)
  • “All I Do Is Dream of You” Jan Garber & Fritz Heibron (6/2/1934)
  • “Moonglow” Benny Goodman (6/16/1934)
  • “Love in Bloom” Bing Crosby & Irving Aaronson (8/4/1934)
  • “I Saw Stars” Freddy Martin & Elmer Feldkamp (8/25/1934)
  • “Solitude” Duke Ellington (10/27/1934)
  • “You’re the Top” Paul Whiteman with Peggy Healy & John Hauser (11/24/1934)
  • “Stay As Sweet As You Are” Jimmie Grier & Harry Foster (11/24/1934)
  • “Anything Goes” Paul Whiteman with Ramona Davies (12/22/1934)

1935

Top 1%

  • Blue Moon” Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (1/5/1935)
  • “I Get a Kick Out of You” Ethel Merman (1/5/1935)
  • “Honeysuckle Rose” Thomas “Fats” Waller (2/9/1935)
  • “Lullaby of Broadway” Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (4/6/1935)
  • Cheek to Cheek” Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman Orchestra (8/3/1935)
  • I’m in the Mood for Love” Little Jack Little (8/17/1935)
  • “Red Sails in the Sunset” Guy & Carmen Lombardo (10/26/1935)
  • Silent Night” Bing Crosby (12/21/1935)

Top 2%

  • “When I Grow Too Old to Dream” Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (2/9/1935)
  • “Lovely to Look At” Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood (3/9/1935)
  • “I Won’t Dance” Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood (3/9/1935)
  • “Soon” Bing Crosby & George Stoll’s Orchestra (3/16/1935)
  • “East of the Sun and the West of the Moon” Tom Coakley & Carl Ravazza (6/29/1935)
  • “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails “ Fred Astaire/ Johnny Greer’s Orchestra (8/10/1935)
  • “Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)” The Carter Family (8/24/1935)
  • “You Are My Lucky Star” Eddy Duchin/ Lew Sherwood (10/19/1935)
  • “Just One of Those Things” Richard Himber & Stuart Allen (11/30/1935)
  • “The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round” Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (12/21/1935)

1936

Top 1%

  • “Goody Goody” Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (2/29/1936)
  • “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You” Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (6/27/1936)
  • The Way You Look Tonight” Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (8/29/1936)
  • “A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)” Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (8/29/1936)
  • Summertime” Billie Holiday (9/12/1936)
  • Pennies from Heaven” Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra (11/28/1936)
  • “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” Ray Noble Orchestra (12/5/1936)

Top 2%

  • “Alone” Tommy Dorsey with Cliff Weston (1/11/1936)
  • “Moon Over Miami” Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood (1/11/1936)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Jimmie Lunceford (2/15/1936)
  • “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” Fred Astaire & Johnny Greer’s Orchestra (3/7/1936)
  • “There’s a Small Hotel” Hal Kemp & Maxine Grey (4/18/1936)
  • “The Glory of Love” Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (5/25/1936)
  • “Is It True What They Say About Dixie” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly (5/30/1936)
  • “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” Thomas “Fats” Waller (6/27/1936)
  • “Did I Remember?” Shep Fields & Charles Chester (8/22/1936)
  • “It’s De-Lovely” Eddy Duchin & Jerry Cooper (11/14/1936)
  • “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” Shep Fields (11/12/1936)
  • “Cross Road Blues” Robert Johnson (recorded 11/27/1936)

1937

Top 1%

  • “Sweet Leilani” Bing Crosby /Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (4/3/1937)
  • “September in the Rain” Guy & Carmen Lombardo (4/10/1937)
  • “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” Fred Astaire /Johnny Green & His Orchestra (4/17/1937)
  • “Where or When” Hal Kemp with Bob Allen (5/15/1937)
  • “That Old Feeling” Shep Fields /Bob Goday (8/7/1937)
  • One O’Clock Jump” Count Basie (9/18/1937)
  • “Once in a While” Tommy Dorsey (10/23/1937)
  • “Thanks for the Memory” Shep Fields with Bob Goday (12/25/1937)

Top 2%

  • “Goodnight My Love” Benny Goodman with Ella Fitzgerald (1/16/1937)
  • “This Year’s Kisses” Hal Kemp & Skinnay Ennis (2/13/1937)
  • “Marie” Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Jack Leonard (3/13/1937)
  • “Boo Hoo” Guy Lombardo (3/13/1937)
  • “Too Marvelous for Words” Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra (4/3/1937)
  • “It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane” Guy Lombardo & Lebert Lombardo (5/15/1937)
  • The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra (6/19/1937)
  • “A Sailboat in the Moonlight” Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo (6/19/1937)
  • “Whispers in the Dark” Bob Crosby with Kay Weber (8/7/1937)
  • “Nice Work if You Can Get It” Fred Astaire & Ray Noble’s Orchestra (11/13/1937)
  • “The Dipsy Doodle” Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (11/13/1937)

1938

Top 1%

  • “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)” The Andrews Sisters (1/1/1938)
  • I Can’t Get Started” Bunny Berigan (1/29/1938)
  • “Whistle While You Work” Seven Dwarfs (2/12/1938)
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” Benny Goodman (4/9/1938)
  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket” Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra (6/18/1938)
  • “My Reverie” Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (8/13/1938)
  • Begin the Beguine” Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (9/3/1938)
  • Wabash Cannonball” Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys (11/24/1938)
  • “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” Bing Crosby (12/3/1938)
  • “Jeepers Creepers” Al Donahue with Paula Kelly (12/10/1938)

Top 2%

  • “Ti-Pi-Tin” Horace Heidt with Lysbeth Hughes & Larry Cotton (3/5/1938)
  • “Don’t Be That Way” Benny Goodman (3/12/1938)
  • “Love Walked In” Sammy Kaye with Tommy Ryan (3/19/1938)
  • “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” Duke Ellington (3/26/1938)
  • “Says My Heart” Red Norvo with Mildred Bailey (6/4/1938)
  • “Music, Maestro, Please!” Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (6/18/1938)
  • “You Go to My Head” Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (7/23/1938)
  • “I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams” Bing Crosby & John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (8/6/1938)
  • “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (8/20/1938)
  • “Change Partners” Fred Astaire & Ray Noble’s Orchestra (8/27/1938)
  • “Heart and Soul” Larry Clinton & Bea Wain (10/1/1938)
  • “Two Sleepy People” Fats Waller (11/12/1938)
  • “This Can’t Be Love” Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton (12/17/1938)

1939

Top 1%

  • “September Song” Walter Huston (1/28/1939)
  • Deep Purple” Larry Clinton/ Bea Wain (2/4/1939)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In” Louis Armstrong (4/1/1939)
  • God Bless America” Kate Smith (4/8/1939)
  • “If I Didn’t Care” The Ink Spots (4/15/1939)
  • “Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out the Barrel)” Will Glahe (5/6/1939)
  • Strange Fruit” Billie Holiday (7/22/1939)
  • “Moonlight Serenade” Glenn Miller Orchestra (7/29/1939)
  • Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland (9/9/1939)
  • “All or Nothing at All” Harry James with Frank Sinatra (recorded 9/17/1939, charted 6/19/1943)
  • In the Mood” Glenn Miller Orchestra (10/7/1939)
  • “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” Shep Fields/Hal Derwin (10/7/1939)
  • All the Things You Are” Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra /Jack Leonard (12/16/1939)

Top 2%

  • “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin’s Orchestra (1/7/1939)
  • “Sunrise Serenade” Glen Gray (4/8/1939)
  • “And the Angels Sing” Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton (4/22/1939)
  • “Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo)” Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt, Ginny Simms, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble (5/6/1939)
  • “Wishing Will Make It So” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (5/13/1939)
  • “Stairway to the Stars” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (6/17/1939)
  • “Moon Love” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (7/1/1939)
  • Over the Rainbow” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (8/19/1939)
  • Over the Rainbow” Larry Clinton & Bea Wain (8/19/1939)
  • “Blue Orchids” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (9/9/1939)
  • Over the Rainbow” Bob Crosby with Teddy Grace (9/16/1939)
  • “What’s New?” Bing Crosby (10/12/1939)
  • “Scatter-Brain” Frankie Masters (10/21/1939)
  • “Indian Summer” Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard (12/9/1939)  


1940

Top 1%

  • Body and Soul” Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra (1/27/1940)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star” Cliff Edwards (2/17/1940)
  • “Tuxedo Junction” Glenn Miller Orchestra (2/24/1940)
  • “The Woodpecker Song” Glenn Miller with Marion Hutton (4/6/1940)
  • “Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread” Glenn Miller Orchestra (6/15/1940)
  • I’ll Never Smile Again” Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (6/29/1940)
  • Frenesi” Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (7/27/1940)
  • “Taking a Chance on Love” Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest (recorded 11/29/40, charted 4/24/1943)

Top 2%

  • “Darn That Dream” Benny Goodman with Mildred Bailey (1/27/1940)
  • “You Are My Sunshine” Jimmie Davis (recorded 2/4/1940)
  • “When You Wish Upon a Star” Glenn Miller (3/2/1940)
  • “Imagination” Glenn Miller (5/11/1940)
  • “The Breeze and I” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly (5/25/1940)
  • “Only Forever” Bing Crosby (9/28/1940)
  • “New San Antonio Rose” Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (11/30/40)

1941

Top 1%

  • Stardust” Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1/18/1941)
  • “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” The Andrews Sisters (3/1/1941)
  • “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” Benny Goodman with Louise Tobim (3/1/1941)
  • “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (3/15/1941)
  • “I’ll Get by As Long As I Have You” Harry James with Dick Haymes (recorded 4/7/1941, charted 4/15/1944)
  • “Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)” Jimmy Dorsey /Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell (5/17/1941)
  • “Daddy” Sammy Kaye (5/24/1941)
  • Take the ‘A’ Train” Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (7/26/1941)
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo” Glenn Miller Orchestra /Tex Beneke/The Four Modernaires (9/13/1941)
  • “God Bless the Child” Billie Holiday (10/18/1941)
  • Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)” Woody Herman (12/6/1941)

Top 2%

  • “I Hear a Rhapsody” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly (1/18/1941)
  • “Dancing in the Dark” Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3/8/1941)
  • “Maria Elena” Jimmy Dorsey/Bob Eberly (5/17/1941)
  • “Piano Concerto in B Flat’ Freddy Martin with Jack Fina (8/9/1941)
  • “You and I” Glenn Miller (8/39/1941)
  • “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” Horace Heidt/ Larry Cotton/ Donna Wood/ Don Juans (9/13/1941)
  • “Elmer’s Tune” Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle (10/4/1941)
  • “There’ll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover” Kay Kyser (12/20/1941)

1942

Top 1%

  • For Me and My Gal” Judy Garland with Gene Kelly (1/24/1942)
  • “Moonlight Cocktail” Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (2/7/1942)
  • “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me” Glenn Miller Orchestra with Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke, & The Modernaires (4/11/1942)
  • “Tangerine” The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (4/18/1942)
  • “Jingle, Jangle, Jingle” Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt & Julie Conway (7/4/1942)
  • “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” Glenn Miller Orchestra with Tex Beneke & Marion Hutton (8/1/1942)
  • White Christmas” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (10/3/1942)
  • Paper Doll” Mills Brothers (10/24/1942)
  • “There Are Such Things” Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (11/7/1942)
  • As Time Goes By” Dooley Wilson (11/26/1942)

Top 2%

  • “A String of Pearls” Glenn Miller (1/3/1942)
  • “I Don’t Want to Walk without You” Harry James (2/8/1942)
  • “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Ray Alvino with Bill Schallen & Skeets Herfurt (2/14/1942)
  • “Sleepy Lagoon” Harry James (4/18/1942)
  • “Who Wouldn’t Love You” Kay Kyster (4/18/1942)
  • “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition “ Kay Kyser with Glee Club (10/17/1942)
  • White Christmas” Freddy Martin (10/17/1942)
  • White Christmas” Charlie Spivak (11/7/1942)
  • White Christmas” Gordon Jenkins with Bob Carroll (11/14/1942)
  • “I Had the Craziest Dream” Harry James with Helen Forrest (11/21/1942)
  • “Moonlight Becomes You” Bing Crosby (12/12/1942)

1943

Top 1%

  • I’ve Heard That Song Before” Harry James with Helen Forrest (1/16/1943)
  • “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament)” Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1/23/1943)
  • “That Old Black Magic” Glenn Miller Orchestra /Skip Nelson (2/20/1943)
  • “Pistol Packin’ Mama” Al Dexter & His Troopers (6/19/1943)
  • “You’ll Never Know” Dick Haymes with The Song Spinners (7/10/1943)
  • “Sunday, Monday or Always” Bing Crosby /Ken Darby Singers (8/21/1943)
  • “People Will Say We’re in Love” Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  • “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin (10/9/1943)
  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra (12/4/1943)
  • “Shoo-Shoo Baby” The Andrews Sisters (12/25/1943)

Top 2%

  • “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” The Ink Spots (1/23/1943)
  • “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” Dinah Shore (1/23/1943)
  • “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)” Xavier Cugat (1/23/1943)
  • “Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer” The Song Spinners (6/19/1943)
  • “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & Sportsmen Glee Club (10/9/1943)
  • “My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)” Glen Gray with Eugenie Baird (11/27/1943)
  • “Jingle Bells” Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters & Vic Schoen’s Orchestra (12/25/1943)

1944

Top 1%

  • “Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)” Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen (1/1/1944)
  • I’ll Be Seeing You” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (4/22/1944)
  • “Long Ago and Far Away “ Helen Forrest /Dick Haymes (4/22/1944)
  • This Land Is Your Land” Woody Guthrie (recorded 4/25/1944)
  • Swinging on a Star” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra & Williams Brothers Quartet (5/13/1944)
  • “The Trolley Song” Judy Garland (11/18/1944)
  • Don’t Fence Me In” Bing Crosby/Andrews Sisters (11/25/1944)

Top 2%

  • “Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs (2/19/1944)
  • “I Love You” Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra (4/8/1944)
  • “Straighten Up and Fly Right” Nat “King” Cole (4/15/1944)
  • “You Always Hurt the One You Love” The Mills Brothers (6/3/1944)
  • “I’ll Walk Alone” Dinah Shore (7/81944)

1945

Top 1%

  • “Rum and Coca-Cola” The Andrews Sisters (1/6/1945)
  • “Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive” Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers (1/6/1945)
  • Sentimental Journey” Les Brown with Doris Day (3/3/1945)
  • “There! I’ve Said It Again” Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (3/17/1945)
  • “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” Johnny Mercer /The Pied Pipers (7/14/1945)
  • “If I Loved You” Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (7/28/1945)
  • “Till the End of Time” Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra (8/18/1945)
  • “It Might As Well Be Spring” Dick Haymes (11/17/1945)
  • “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Monroe, Vaughn (12/22/1945)

Top 2%

  • “I’m Beginning to See the Light” Harry James Orchestra with Kitty Kallen (1/27/1945)
  • “My Funny Valentine” Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor (2/24/1945)
  • “Candy” Johnny Mercer with Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers (2/24/1945)
  • “Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)” The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston (3/10/1945)
  • “My Dreams Are Getting Bigger All the Time” Les Brown with Doris Day (3/17/1945)
  • “Laura “ Woody Herman (4/14/1945)
  • “Caldonia Boogie” Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (5/12/1945)
  • “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” Bing Crosby /Les Brown Trio (10/13/1945)
  • “I Can’t Begin to Tell You” Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallaro’s Orchestra (11/24/1945)
  • “Symphony” Freddy Martin with Clyde Rogers (12/1/1945)

1946

Top 1%

  • “Oh! What It Seemed to Be” Frankie Carle/ Marjorie Hughes (1/26/1946)
  • The Gypsy” The Ink Spots (5/4/1946)
  • “To Each His Own” Eddy Howard (6/29/1946)
  • “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” Nat “King” Cole Trio (10/9/1946)
  • The Christmas Song” Nat “King” Cole (11/23/1946)

Top 2%

  • “Prisoner of Love” Perry Coo (3/30/1946)
  • “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” Nat “King” Cole (6/8/1946)
  • “Five Minutes More” Frank Sinatra (8/3/1946)
  • “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” Louis Jordan (8/17/1946)
  • “Rumors Are Flying” Frankie Carle with Marjorie Hughes (9/21/1946)
  • “Ole Buttermilk Sky” Kay Kyser with Michael Douglas (9/21/1946)
  • “The Old Lamplighter” Sammy Kaye with Billy Williams (11/2/1946)
  • “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” James Baskett (movie release: 11/12/1946)

1947

Top 1%

  • “Heartaches” Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner (3/1/1947)
  • Peg O’ My Heart” The Harmonicats (4/26/1947)
  • “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette” Tex Williams (7/5/1947)
  • Near You” Francis Craig with Bob Lamm (8/9/1947)
  • “Ballerina” Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (11/8/1947)

Top 2%

  • “The Anniversary Song” Al Jolson (2/15/1947)
  • “Linda” Ray Noble with Buddy Clark (2/15/1947)
  • “That’s My Desire” Frankie Laine (3/22/1947)
  • “Mam’selle” Art Lund (4/19/1947)
  • “Peg O’ My Heart” Buddy Clark with Mitchell Ayres (6/28/1947)
  • “Blue Moon of Kentucky” Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (9/22/1947)
  • “Round Midnight” Thelonious Monk (recorded 11/21/1947)
  • “Call It Stormy Monday” T-Bone Walker (11/30/1947)
  • “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (12/27/1947)

1948

Top 1%

  • I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover” Art Mooney (1/24/1948)
  • “Manana Is Soon Enough for Me” Peggy Lee (1/24/1948)
  • Move on Up a Little Higher” Mahalia Jackson (1/24/1948)
  • “Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1/31/1948)
  • “Nature Boy” Nat “King” Cole with Frank DeVol’s Orchestra (4/17/1948)
  • Twelfth Street Rag” Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra (6/28/1948)
  • Buttons and Bows” Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys (9/18/1948)

Top 2%

  • “Because” Perry Como (3/13/1948)
  • “You Can’t Be True, Dear” Ken Griffin with Jerry Wayne (4/10/1948)
  • “Woody Woodpecker” Kay Kyser with Gloria Wood (6/9/1948)
  • “You Call Everybody Darlin’” Al Trace with Bob Vincent (6/19/1948)
  • “A Tree in the Meadow” Margaret Whiting (7/14/1948)
  • “It’s Magic” Doris Day (7/17/1948)
  • “On a Slow Boat to China” Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wood (10/23/1948)
  • “A Little Bird Told Me” Evelyn Knight (11/20/1948)
  • “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” Les Brown (12/25/1948)
  • “Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)” Evelyn Knight & the Stardusters (12/25/1948)

1949

Top 1%

  • “Cruising Down the River” Blue Barron (1/29/1949)
  • Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” Vaughn Monroe Orchestra (4/23/1949)
  • Some Enchanted Evening” Perry Como (4/30/1949)
  • “You’re Breaking My Heart” Vic Damone (6/18/1949)
  • “That Lucky Old Sun” Frankie Laine with Judd Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Gellar’s Orchestra (8/27/1949)
  • “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hank Williams (11/26/1949)
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Gene Autry (12/3/1949)

Top 2%

  • “Boogie Chillen’” John Lee Hooker (1/8/1949)
  • “Lovesick Blues” Hank Williams (3/5/1949)
  • “Forever and Ever” Russ Morgan with the Skylarks (3/19/1949)
  • “A – You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song)” Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters and the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra (4/9/1949)
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting (5/14/1949)
  • “Slipping Around” Margaret Whiting with Jimmy Wakely (9/10/1949)
  • “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (9/24/1949)
  • “Mule Train” Frankie Laine & the Muleskinners (11/12/1949)  


1950

Top 1%

  • “The Third Man Theme” Anton Karas (1/28/1950)
  • “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Bill Snyder (4/22/1950)
  • Mona Lisa” Nat “King” Cole (6/10/1950)
  • Goodnight Irene” The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (7/1/1950)
  • Tennessee Waltz” Patti Page (11/18/1950)

Top 2%

  • “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” Red Foley (1/21/1950)
  • “Music! Music! Music!” Teresa Brewer (2/4/1950)
  • “My Foolish Heart” Gordon Jenkins Orchestra with Eileen Wilson (2/18/1950)
  • “If I Knew You Were Coming I’d’ve Baked a Cake” Eileen Barton with New Yorkers (3/11/1950)
  • “La Vie En Rose” Edith Piaf (10/21/1950)

1951

Top 1%

  • How High the Moon” Les Paul & Mary Ford (3/31/1951)
  • “Too Young” Nat “King” Cole (4/14/1951)
  • “Because of You” Tony Bennett (6/23/1951)
  • “It’s All in the Game” Tommy Edwards (9/15/1951)
  • “Cry” Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads (11/24/1951)

Top 2%

  • “Cold, Cold Heart” Hank Williams (3/17/1951)
  • “Rocket 88” Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (5/12/1951)
  • “Sixty Minute Man” The Dominoes (8/25/1951)
  • “Sin (It’s No Sin)” Eddy Howard Orchestra (9/22/1951)

1952

Top 1%

  • “Wheel of Fortune” Kay Starr (2/16/1952)
  • “Tenderly” Rosemary Clooney (3/1/1952)
  • “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” Vera Lynn (6/14/1952)
  • You Belong to Me” Jo Stafford (8/9/1952)
  • “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Jimmy Boyd (12/6/1952)

Top 2%

  • “Here in My Heart” Al Martino (5/17/1952)
  • “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” Lloyd Price (5/17/1952)
  • “I Went to Your Wedding” Patti Page (8/30/1952)
  • “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” Perry Como & the Ramblers with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra (12/6/1952)
  • “Till I Waltz Again with You” Teresa Brewer with Jack Pleis’ Orchestra (12/13/1952)

1953

Top 1%

  • “The Doggie in the Window” Patti Page (1/31/1953)
  • “Your Cheatin’ Heart” Hank Williams (2/21/1953)
  • “Where Is Your Heart (Song from ‘Moulin Rouge’)” Percy Faith /Felicia Sanders (4/4/1953)
  • “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” Les Paul /Mary Ford (6/20/1953)
  • “Crying in the Chapel” The Orioles (8/22/1953)

Top 2%

  • “I Believe” Frankie Laine (2/21/1953)
  • “I’m Walking Behind You” Eddie Fisher (5/3/1953)
  • “O Mein Papa (Oh My Papa)” Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra & Chorus (12/12/1953)

1954

Top 1%

  • “Secret Love” Doris Day (1/9/1954)
  • “Little Things Mean a Lot” Kitty Kallen (4/17/1954)
  • “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Big Joe Turner (5/8/1954)
  • We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” Bill Haley & His Comets (5/10/1954)
  • Sh-Boom” The Chords (7/3/1954)
  • “That’s All Right, Mama” Elvis Presley (released 7/31/1954)
  • “Mr. Sandman” The Chordettes (10/30/1954)
  • Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” The Penguins (12/25/1954)
  • “Sincerely” The McGuire Sisters (12/20/54)

Top 2%

  • “Wanted” Perry Como (3/6/1954)
  • “Hoochie Coochie Man” Muddy Waters (3/13/1954)
  • “Sh-Boo” The Crew-Cuts (7/10/1954)
  • “Hey There” Rosemary Clooney (7/17/1954)
  • “Misty” Erroll Garner Trio (10/23/1954)

1955

Top 1%

  • “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” Perez "Prez" Prado (1/31/1955)
  • “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” Bill Hayes (2/14/1955)
  • “Bo Diddley” Bo Diddley (5/7/1955)
  • “Ain’t That a Shame (aka "Ain’t It a Shame")” Fats Domino (5/14/1955)
  • “The Yellow Rose of Texas” Mitch Miller Chorus (7/25/1955)
  • “Only You and You Alone” The Platters (7/30/1955)
  • “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” The Four Aces (8/1/1955)
  • “Autumn Leaves” Roger Williams (8/1/1955)
  • “Maybellene” Chuck Berry (8/6/1955)
  • “Sixteen Tons” Tennessee Ernie Ford (11/12/1955)
  • Tutti Frutti” Little Richard (11/26/1955)
  • The Great Pretender” The Platters (12/17/1955)

Top 2%

  • “Mystery Train” Elvis Presley (7/21/1955)
  • “Memories Are Made of This” Dean Martin (11/21/1955)

1956

Top 1%

  • “April in Paris” Count Basie (1/14/1956)
  • Heartbreak Hotel” Elvis Presley (1/27/1956)
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (2/10/1956)
  • Blue Suede Shoes” Carl Perkins (3/3/1956)
  • “Long Tall Sally” Little Richard (4/7/1956)
  • I Walk the Line” Johnny Cash (6/9/1956)
  • “Be-Bop-A-Lula” Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (6/15/1956)
  • “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” Doris Day (6/22/1956)
  • Don’t Be Cruel” Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  • Hound Dog” Elvis Presley (7/27/1956)
  • “In the Still of the Nite” The Five Satins (8/25/1956)
  • “Love Me Tender” Elvis Presley (9/28/1956)
  • Blueberry Hill” Fats Domino (9/29/1956)
  • “Singing the Blues” Guy Mitchell (10/20/1956)
  • “Young Love” Sonny James (12/22/1956)

Top 2%

  • “The Wayward Wind” Gogi Grant (4/28/1956)
  • “Roll Over Beethoven” Chuck Berry (6/9/1956)
  • “My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)” The Platters (6/29/1956)
  • “Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)” Bill Doggett (8/18/1956)
  • “Just Walkin’ in the Rain” Johnnie Ray (9/1/1956)

1957

Top 1%

  • All Shook Up“ Elvis Presley (3/30/1957)
  • “Love Letters in the Sand” Pat Boone (5/4/1957)
  • “Bye Bye Love” The Everly Brothers (5/13/1957)
  • That’ll Be the Day” Buddy Holly & the Crickets (5/27/1957)
  • “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” Elvis Presley (6/11/1957)
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Jerry Lee Lewis (6/24/1957)
  • “Diana” Paul Anka (6/29/1957)
  • “Wake Up Little Susie” The Everly Brothers (9/16/1957)
  • Jailhouse Rock” Elvis Presley (9/24/1957)
  • “You Send Me” Sam Cooke (10/14/1957)
  • “Peggy Sue” Buddy Holly & the Crickets (10/21/1957)
  • At the Hop” Danny & The Juniors (11/18/1957)
  • Great Balls of Fire” Jerry Lee Lewis (11/23/1957)

Top 2%

  • “Come Go with Me” The Dell-Vikings (2/16/1957)
  • “Little Darlin’” The Diamonds (3/16/1957)
  • “Tammy” Debbie Reynolds (7/20/1957)
  • “April Love” Pat Boone (10/26/1957)
  • “Rock and Roll Music” Chuck Berry (11/4/1957)
  • “Fever” Peggy Lee (12/21/1957)

1958

Top 1%

  • “Tequila” The Champs (2/17/1958)
  • Johnny B. Goode” Chuck Berry (3/1958)
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream” The Everly Brothers (4/14/1958)
  • “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)” Domenico Modugno (7/7/1958)
  • “Summertime Blues” Eddie Cochran (8/4/1958)
  • “Tom Dooley” Kingston Trio (9/29/1958)
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” The Platters (11/17/1958)
  • “La Bamba” Ritchie Valens (11/24/1958)
  • “The Little Drummer Boy” Harry Simeone Chorale (12/22/1958)

Top 2%

  • “Don’t” Elvis Presley (1/7/1958)
  • “Who’s Sorry Now?” Connie Francis (2/3/1958)
  • “Good Golly Miss Molly” Little Richard (2/15/1958)
  • “Sweet Little Sixteen” Chuck Berry (2/15/1958)
  • “Book of Love” The Monotones (3/22/1958)
  • “Twilight Time” The Platters (3/24/1958)
  • “The Purple People Eater” Sheb Wooley (5/19/1958)
  • “Yakety Yak” 5/31/1958)
  • “Chantilly Lace” The Big Bopper (8/4/1958)
  • “Bird Dog” The Everly Brothers (8/4/1958)
  • “It’s Only Make Believe” Conway Twitty (9/8/1958)
  • “To Know Him Is to Love Him” The Teddy Bars (9/22/1958)
  • “Lonely Teardrops” Jackie Wilson (11/17/1958)
  • “Donna” Ritchie Valens (11/24/1958)
  • “Sixteen Candles” The Crests (11/24/1958)
  • “The Chipmunk Song” David Seville & the Chipmunks (12/1/1958)

1959

Top 1%

  • “Kansas City” Wilbert Harrison (4/13/1959)
  • “The Battle of New Orleans” Johnny Horton (4/27/1959)
  • I Only Have Eyes for You” The Flamingos (5/4/1959)
  • What’d I Say” Ray Charles (7/6/1959)
  • Mack the Knife” Bobby Darin (8/24/1959)
  • “Shout (Parts 1 and 2)” The Isley Brothers (9/7/1959)
  • “Take Five” Dave Brubeck Quartet (recorded 9/21/1959, charted 7/29/1961)
  • “El Paso” Marty Robbins (11/9/1959)
  • “He’ll Have to Go” Jim Reeves (12/17/1959)

Top 2%

  • “Venus” Frankie Avalon (2/9/1959)
  • “Since I Don’t Have You” The Skyliners (2/14/1959)
  • “Now and Then There’s a Fool Such As I” Elvis Presley & the Jordanaires (3/10/1959)
  • “Dream Lover” Bobby Darin (4/20/1959)
  • “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” Dinah Washington (5/9/1959)
  • “Lonely Boy” Paul Anka (5/23/1959)
  • “There Goes My Baby” The Drifters (6/1/1959)
  • “The Three Bells” The Browns (7/20/1959)  


1960

Top 1%

  • “Theme from “A Summer Place”“ Percy Faith (1/11/1960)
  • “Cathy’s Clown” The Everly Brothers (4/18/1960)
  • “Only the Lonely” Roy Orbison (5/23/1960)
  • It’s Now or Never” Elvis Presley (7/5/1960)
  • The Twist” Chubby Checker (7/18/1960)
  • Georgia on My Mind” Ray Charles (9/5/1960)
  • “Save the Last Dance for Me” The Drifters (9/5/1960)
  • “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Elvis Presley (11/1/1960)
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow” The Shirelles (11/21/1960)

Top 2%

  • “Stuck on You” Elvis Presley (3/23/1960)
  • “I’m Sorry” Brenda Lee (5/30/1960)
  • “Stay” Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (9/17/1960)

1961

Top 1%

  • “At Last” Etta James (1/9/1961)
  • Runaway” Del Shannon (3/6/1961)
  • “Tossin’ and Turnin’” Bobby Lewis (4/24/1961)
  • Stand by Me” Ben E. King (5/8/1961)
  • “Crying” Roy Orbison (8/7/1961)
  • Please Mr. Postman” The Marvelettes (9/4/1961)
  • “Runaround Sue” Dion (9/18/1961)
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Elvis Presley (10/1/1961)
  • “Big Bad John” Jimmy Dean (10/2/1961)
  • Moon River” Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn (10/7/1961)
  • Crazy” Patsy Cline (10/9/1961)
  • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” The Tokens (11/13/1961)

Top 2%

  • “Surrender” Elvis Presley (2/7/1961)
  • Blue Moon” The Marcels (3/6/1961)
  • “I Fall to Pieces” Patsy Cline (4/3/1961)
  • “Hit the Road Jack” Ray Charles (9/4/1961)
  • “Stranger on the Shore” Mr. Acker Bilk (11/30/1961)
  • “The Wanderer” Dion (12/4/1961)

1962

Top 1%

  • “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler (1/8/1962)
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco” Tony Bennett (4/14/1962)
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You” Ray Charles (4/30/1962)
  • The Loco-Motion” Little Eva (6/30/1962)
  • “Green Onions” Booker T. & the MG’s (8/11/1962) sherry
  • “Sherry” The Four Seasons (8/18/1962)
  • “Telstar” The Tornadoes (8/30/1962)
  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” The Four Seasons (10/20/1962)

Top 2%

  • “Hey! Baby” Bruce Channel (1/22/1962)
  • “Soldier Boy” The Shirelles (3/19/1962)
  • “Boom Boom” John Lee Hooker (5/26/1962)
  • “Bring It on Home to Me” Sam Cooke (5/26/1962)
  • “Roses Are Red My Love” Bobby Vinton (6/2/1962)
  • “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” Neil Sedaka (6/23/1962)
  • “Do You Love Me?” The Contours (8/11/1962)
  • “Monster Mash” Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers (9/1/1962)
  • “Return to Sender” Elvis Presley (9/5/1962)
  • “He’s a Rebel” The Crystals (9/8/1962)
  • “Love Me Do” The Beatles (10/5/1962)
  • “Up on the Roof” The Drifters (11/3/1962)
  • “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” The Miracles (11/9/1962)
  • “Hey Paula” Paul & Paula (12/29/1962)

1963

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Walk Like a Man” The Four Seasons (1/19/1963)
  • “He’s So Fine” The Chiffons (2/23/1963)
  • “On Broadway” The Drifters (3/16/1963)
  • “Surfin’ U.S.A.” The Beach Boys (3/23/1963)
  • “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” The Crystals (4/20/1963)
  • “Sukiyaki” Kyu Sakamoto (5/4/1963)
  • “It’s My Party” Lesley Gore (5/4/1963)
  • Fingertips (Part 2)” Little Stevie Wonder (5/21/1963)
  • “Ring of Fire” Johnny Cash (6/1/1963)
  • “One Fine Day” The Chiffons (6/1/1963)
  • “Surf City” Jan & Dean (6/15/1963)
  • “Heat Wave” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (7/10/1963)
  • “Blue Velvet” Bobby Vinton (8/10/1963)
  • “Sugar Shack” Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (9/21/1963)

1964

Top 1%

  • “Hello, Dolly!” Louis Armstrong (2/15/1964)
  • “Twist and Shout” The Beatles (3/7/1964)
  • “Can’t Buy Me Love” The Beatles (3/16/1964)
  • “It’s a Small World After All” The Disneyland Chorus (4/22/1964)
  • “Chapel of Love” The Dixie Cups (5/2/1964)
  • “I Get Around” The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  • “Where Did Our Love Go” The Supremes (6/17/1964)
  • The House of the Rising Sun” The Animals (6/19/1964)
  • “A Hard Day’s Night” The Beatles (7/10/1964)
  • Dancing in the Street” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (7/31/1964)
  • You Really Got Me” The Kinks (8/4/1964)
  • (Oh) Pretty Woman” Roy Orbison (8/29/1964)
  • “Baby Love” The Supremes (10/3/1964)
  • “Downtown” Petula Clark (11/12/1964)
  • “I Feel Fine” The Beatles (11/23/1964)
  • You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” The Righteous Brothers (12/12/1964)
  • My Girl“ The Temptations (12/21/1964)
  • A Change Is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke (12/22/1964)

Top 2%

  • “I Saw Her Standing There” The Beatles (1/13/1964)
  • “Needles and Pins” The Searchers (1/16/1964)
  • “My Guy” Mary Wells (3/28/1964)
  • “Walk on By” Dionne Warwick (4/16/1964)
  • “Don’t Worry Baby” The Beach Boys (5/23/1964)
  • “The Girl from Ipanema” Stan Getz /Joao Gilberto (6/6/1964)
  • “Under the Boardwalk” The Drifters (6/27/1964)
  • “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” Manfred Mann (7/18/1964)
  • “She’s Not There” The Zombies (7/31/1964)
  • “Baby, I Need Your Loving” The Four Tops (8/15/1964)
  • “Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)” Frank Sinatra (album cut, 8/22/1964)
  • “Leader of the Pack” The Shangri-La’s (10/10/1964)
  • “All Day and All of the Night” The Kinks (12/26/1964)

1965

Top 1%

  • “King of the Road” Roger Miller (1/30/1965)
  • Stop! In the Name of Love” The Supremes (2/8/1965)
  • “People Get Ready” The Impressions (2/13/1965)
  • “The Times They Are A-Changin’” Bob Dylan (3/27/1965)
  • “Ticket to Ride” The Beatles (4/9/1965)
  • Mr. Tambourine Man” The Byrds (5/8/1965)
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” Four Tops (5/15/1965)
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” The Rolling Stones (6/12/1965)
  • “In the Midnight Hour” Wilson Pickett (6/26/1965)
  • The Tracks of My Tears” The Miracles (6/23/1965)
  • Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers (7/10/1965)
  • “I Got You Babe” Sonny & Cher (7/10/1965)
  • “California Girls” The Beach Boys (7/12/1965)
  • Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” James Brown (7/15/1965)
  • “Help!” The Beatles (7/19/1965)
  • Like a Rolling Stone” Bob Dylan (7/24/1965)
  • Yesterday” The Beatles (9/13/1965)
  • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” The Byrds (10/1/1965)
  • My Generation” The Who (11/4/1965)
  • “I Got You (I Feel Good)” James Brown (11/6/1965)
  • The Sounds of Silence” Simon & Garfunkel (11/20/1965)
  • “We Can Work It Out” The Beatles (12/3/1965)
  • “In My Life” The Beatles (album cut: 12/3/1965)

Top 2%

  • “I Can’t Explain” The Who (1/15/1965)
  • “Nowhere to Run” Martha & the Vandellas (2/2/1965)
  • “For Your Love” The Yardbirds (2/28/1965)
  • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Bob Dylan (4/3/1965)
  • “Wooly Bully” Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs (4/3/1965)
  • “Gloria” Them (5/1/1965)
  • “Do You Believe in Magic?” The Lovin’ Spoonful (8/21/1965)
  • “Eve of Destruction” Barry McGuire (8/21/1965)
  • “Positively 4th Street” Bob Dylan (9/25/1965)
  • “Get Off of My Cloud” The Rolling Stones (10/2/1965)
  • “Day Tripper” The Beatles (12/3/1965)
  • “Michelle” The Beatles (album cut: 12/3/1965)
  • “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” Stevie Wonder (12/11/1965)

1966

Top 1%

  • California Dreamin’” The Mamas and the Papas (1/1/1966)
  • When a Man Loves a Woman” Percy Sledge (4/9/1966)
  • “Wild Thing” The Troggs (5/5/1966)
  • Paint It Black” The Rolling Stones (5/7/1966)
  • “Strangers in the Night” Frank Sinatra (5/7/1966)
  • “River Deep, Mountain High” Ike & Tina Turner (5/28/1966)
  • “Paperback Writer” The Beatles (5/30/1966)
  • “God Only Knows” The Beach Boys (7/18/1966)
  • “You Can’t Hurry Love” The Supremes (7/25/1966)
  • “Eleanor Rigby” The Beatles (8/5/1966)
  • Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” Four Tops (9/3/1966)
  • Good Vibrations” The Beach Boys (10/22/1966)
  • I’m a Believer” The Monkees (12/3/1966)

Top 2%

  • “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” Nancy Sinatra (1/22/1966)
  • “I Fought the Law” Bobby Fuller Four (1/29/1966)
  • “The Ballad of the Green Berets..SSgt Barry Sadler (2/5/1966)
  • “Good Lovin’” The Young Rascals (3/12/1966)
  • “Eight Miles High” The Byrds (4/2/1966)
  • “Monday Monday” The Mamas & the Papas (49/1966)
  • “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” The Temptations (5/3/1966)
  • “Summer in the City” The Lovin’ Spoonful (7/14/1966)
  • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” The Beach Boys (7/18/1966)
  • “Yellow Submarine” The Beatles (8/5/1966)
  • “Cherish” The Association (8/27/1966)
  • “96 Tears” ? & the Mysterians (8/27/1966)
  • “Winchester Cathedral” The New Vaudeville Band (9/10/1966)
  • “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” The Supremes (10/29/1966)
  • “Gimme Some Lovin’” Spencer Davis Group (11/3/1966)
  • “Try a Little Tenderness” Otis Redding (12/3/1966)
  • “Hey Joe” The Jimi Hendrix Experience (12/16/1966)

1967

Top 1%

  • For What It’s Worth” Buffalo Springfield (1/14/1967)
  • “Happy Together” The Turtles (2/11/1967)
  • Strawberry Fields Forever” The Beatles (2/13/1967)
  • “Penny Lane” The Beatles (2/13/1967)
  • Purple Haze” The Jimi Hendrix Experience (3/17/1967)
  • “Somebody to Love” Jefferson Airplane (4/1/1967)
  • Respect” Aretha Franklin (4/10/1967)
  • Light My Fire” The Doors (4/30/1967)
  • “Waterloo Sunset” The Kinks (5/5/1967)
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale” Procol Harum (5/25/1967)
  • A Day in the Life” The Beatles (album cut: 6/1/1967, single: 9/16/1978)
  • Brown-Eyed Girl” Van Morrison (6/24/1967)
  • White Rabbit” Jefferson Airplane (6/24/1967)
  • “All You Need Is Love” The Beatles (7/7/1967)
  • “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” Jackie Wilson (8/5/1967)
  • “Ode to Billie Joe” Bobbie Gentry (8/5/1967)
  • “The Letter” The Box Tops (8/12/1967)
  • “The Tears of a Clown” The Miracles (album cut: 8/29/1967, charted 8/1/1970)
  • “Soul Man” Sam & Dave (9/9/1967)
  • “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” Aretha Franklin (9/30/1967)
  • What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong (10/14/1967)
  • Nights in White Satin” The Moody Blues (11/10/1967)
  • “Daydream Believer” The Monkees (11/11/1967)
  • “Love Is Blue” Paul Mauriat (12/16/1967)
  • “Sunshine of Your Love” Cream (1/6/1968)

Top 2%

  • “Ruby Tuesday” The Rolling Stones (1/13/1967)
  • “Release Me” Engelbert Humperdinck (1/261967)
  • “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” Aretha Franklin (3/4/1967)
  • “Somethin’ Stupid” Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra (3/18/1967)
  • “Groovin’” The Young Rascals (4/22/1967)
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” Frankie Valli (5/13/1967)
  • “Windy” The Association (5/27/1967)
  • “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” Scott McKenzie (5/27/1967)
  • “Up, Up and Away” The Fifth Dimension (6/3/1967)
  • “To Sir with Love” Lulu (9/2/1967)
  • “Get Together” The Youngbloods (9/2/1967)
  • “I Can See for Miles” The Who (10/7/1967)
  • “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” Glen Campbell (10/21/1967)
  • “Hello Goodbye” The Beatles (11/24/1967)
  • “Chain of Fools” Aretha Franklin (12/9/1967)

1968

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Dance to the Music” Sly & the Family Stone (2/10/1968)
  • “Scarborough Fair” Simon & Garfunkel (3/2/1968)
  • “Think” Aretha Franklin (5/2/1968)
  • “This Guy’s in Love with You” Herb Alpert (5/11/1968)
  • “Folsom Prison Blues (live)” Johnny Cash (6/1/1968)
  • “People Got to Be Free” The Rascals (7/13/1968)
  • “I Say a Little Prayer” Aretha Franklin (7/26/1968)
  • “Everybody’s Talkin’” Harry Nilsson (8/3/1968)
  • “Harper Valley P.T.A” .Jeannie C. Riley (8/24/1968)
  • “Revolution” The Beatles (8/26/1968)
  • Piece of My Heart” Big Brother & The Holding Company (8/31/1968)
  • “Those Were the Days” Mary Hopkin (9/21/1968)
  • “White Room” Cream (9/28/1968)
  • “Love Child” The Supremes (9/30/1968)
  • “Magic Carpet Ride” Steppenwolf (10/5/1968)
  • “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” The Jimi Hendrix Experience (album cut: 10/16/1968, released 10/23/1970)
  • Wichita Lineman” Glen Campbell (11/2/1968)
  • “Son of a Preacher Man” Dusty Springfield (11/23/1968)
  • “Crimson and Clover” Tommy James & The Shondells (12/14/1968)
  • “Build Me Up Buttercup” The Foundations (12/21/1968)

1969

Top 1%

  • Proud Mary” Creedence Clearwater Revival (1/18/1969)
  • Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” The Fifth Dimension (3/8/1969)
  • “My Way” Frank Sinatra (3/22/1969)
  • “Get Back” The Beatles /Billy Preston (4/11/1969)
  • “Bad Moon Rising” Creedence Clearwater Revival (5/3/1969)
  • Honky Tonk Women” The Rolling Stones (7/4/1969)
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want” The Rolling Stones (7/4/1969)
  • Space Oddity” David Bowie (7/11/1969)
  • Sugar, Sugar” The Archies (7/19/1969)
  • Suspicious Minds” Elvis Presley (8/26/1969)
  • “Something” The Beatles (10/6/1969)
  • “Come Together” The Beatles (10/6/1969)
  • I Want You Back” The Jackson 5 (10/7/1969)
  • “Fortunate Son” Creedence Clearwater Revival (10/25/1969)
  • “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” B.J. Thomas (11/1/1969)
  • Whole Lotta Love” Led Zeppelin (11/15/1969)
  • “Gimme Shelter” The Rolling Stones (album cut: 11/28/1969, charted 11/28/1998)

Top 2%

  • “Time of the Season” The Zombies (2/8/1969)
  • “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” The Beatles (3/8/1969)
  • “The Boxer” Simon & Garfunkel (4/5/1969)
  • “In the Ghetto” Elvis Presley (5/3/1969)
  • “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond (6/14/1969)
  • “In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)” Zager & Evans (6/21/1969)
  • “A Boy Named Sue (live)” Johnny Cash (7/26/1969)
  • “Here Comes the Sun” The Beatles (10/1/1969)
  • “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” Crosby, Stills & Nash (10/4/1969)
  • “Someday We’ll Be Together” The Supremes (11/1/1969)
  • “Venus” The Shocking Blue (12/13/1969)
  • “The Thrill Is Gone” B.B. King (12/27/1969)  


1970

Top 1%

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water” Simon & Garfunkel (1/26/1970)
  • “ABC” The Jackson 5 (2/24/1970)
  • Let It Be” The Beatles (3/6/1970)
  • “In the Summertime” Mungo Jerry (6/6/1970)
  • “All Right Now” Free (6/6/1970)
  • “Lola” The Kinks (6/12/1970)
  • “They Long to Be Close to You “ Carpenters (6/13/1970)
  • I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5 (8/28/1970)
  • “Paranoid” Black Sabbath (8/29/1970)
  • “Fire and Rain” James Taylor (9/12/1970)
  • Your Song” Elton John (11/21/1970)
  • “Knock Three Times” Tony Orlando & Dawn (11/21/1970)
  • My Sweet Lord” George Harrison (11/28/1970)

Top 2%

  • “Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin” Sly & the Family Stone (1/3/1970)
  • “Who’ll Stop the Rain” Creedence Clearwater Revival (1/24/1970)
  • “Spirit in the Sky” Norman Greenbaum (2/21/1970)
  • “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” John Lennon (2/21/1970)
  • “Moondance” Van Morrison (3/14/1970)
  • “American Woman” The Guess Who (3/21/1970)
  • “Maybe I’m Amazed” Paul McCartney (4/17/1970)
  • “The Long and Winding Road” The Beatles (5/11/1970)
  • “Big Yellow Taxi” Joni Mitchell (6/6/1970)
  • “Ohio” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (6/20/1970)
  • “War” Edwin Starr (7/11/1970)
  • “Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine” James Brown (7/18/1970)
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Diana Ross (8/8/1970)
  • “We’ve Only Just Begun” Carpenters (9/12/1970)
  • “Iron Man” Black Sabbath (album cut: 9/18/1970, charted 1/29/1972)
  • “I Think I Love You” The Partridge Family (9/26/1970)
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” Lynn Anderson (11/7/1970)
  • “Black Magic Woman” Santana (11/7/1970)

1971

Top 1%

  • “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” The Temptations (1/14/1971)
  • What’s Going On” Marvin Gaye (1/17/1971)
  • “Me and Bobby McGee” Janis Joplin (1/30/1971)
  • “Joy to the World” Three Dog Night (3/6/1971)
  • Layla” Derek & The Dominos (3/20/1971)
  • “Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones (4/16/1971)
  • “It’s Too Late” Carole King (5/8/1971)
  • “You’ve Got a Friend” James Taylor (5/29/1971)
  • Won’t Get Fooled Again” The Who (6/25/1971)
  • Maggie May” Rod Stewart (7/17/1971)
  • Imagine” John Lennon (10/11/1971)
  • “Theme from ‘Shaft’” Isaac Hayes (10/16/1971)
  • Baba O’Riley” The Who (10/23/1971)
  • Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin (album cut: 11/8/1971, charted 11/24/2007)
  • American Pie” Don McLean (11/27/1971)
  • Let’s Stay Together” Al Green (11/27/1971)
  • “Without You” Harry Nilsson (12/11/1971)

Top 2%

  • “Help Me Make It Through the Night” Sammi Smith (1/16/1971)
  • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” John Denver (4/3/1971)
  • “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” Bee Gees (6/19/1971)
  • “Riders on the Storm” The Doors (7/3/1971)
  • “Ain’t No Sunshine” Bill Withers (7/3/1971)
  • “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” T-Rex (7/10/71)
  • “Family Affair” Sly & The Family Stone (11/6/1971)
  • “Life on Mars?” David Bowie (album cut: 12/17/1971, released 6/22/1973)
  • “A Horse with No Name” America (12/18/1971)

1972

Top 1%

  • Changes” David Bowie (1/7/1972)
  • “Heart of Gold” Neil Young (1/29/1972)
  • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Roberta Flack (3/4/1972)
  • “Alone Again (Naturally)” Gilbert O’Sullivan (3/4/1972)
  • “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” The Temptations (9/28/1972)
  • “Crocodile Rock” Elton John (11/4/1972)
  • Walk on the Wild Side” Lou Reed (11/8/1972)
  • Superstition” Stevie Wonder (11/11/1972)
  • “You’re So Vain” Carly Simon (12/2/1972)

Top 2%

  • “Tiny Dancer” Elton John (3/4/1972)
  • “Rock and Roll” Led Zeppelin (3/11/1972)
  • “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” The Hollies (6/17/1972)
  • “Oh Girl” The Chi-Lites (4/1/1972)
  • “Rocket Man” Elton John (4/14/1972)
  • “Lean on Me” Bill Withers (4/22/1972)
  • “Take It Easy” Eagles (5/20/1972)
  • “School’s Out” Alice Cooper (5/27/1972)
  • “I Can See Clearly Now” (6/24/1972)
  • “All the Young Dudes” Mott the Hoople (8/12/1972)
  • “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes (9/30/1972)

1973

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Love Train” The O’Jays (1/13/1973)
  • “Daniel” Elton John (1/20/1973)
  • “Behind Closed Doors” Charlie Rich (2/10/1973)
  • “My Love” Paul McCartney & Wings (3/23/1973)
  • “Money” Pink Floyd (5/7/1973)
  • “Ramblin’ Man” The Allman Brothers Band (8/25/1973)
  • “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Bob Dylan (9/1/1973)
  • “The Most Beautiful Girl” Charlie Rich (9/22/1973)
  • “The Joker” Steve Miller Band (10/20/1973)
  • “Living for the City” Stevie Wonder (11/10/1973)
  • “Time in a Bottle” Jim Croce (11/16/1973)

1974

Top 1%

  • “Seasons in the Sun” Terry Jacks (1/5/1974)
  • “Bennie and the Jets” Elton John (2/4/1974)
  • Piano Man” Billy Joel (2/9/1974)
  • “Rock Your Baby” George McCrae (5/11/1974)
  • Sweet Home Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd (7/21/1974)
  • I Honestly Love You” Olivia Newton-John (8/3/1974)
  • “Kung Fu Fighting” Carl Douglas (10/12/1974)
  • “No Woman, No Cry” Bob Marley & the Wailers (album cut: 10/25/1974, charted 9/27/1975)

Top 2%

  • “Candle in the Wind” Elton John (2/4/1974)
  • “Band on the Run” Paul McCartney & Wings (4/13/1974)
  • “Takin’ Care of Business” Bachman-Turner Overdrive (5/18/1974)
  • “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Elton John (5/20/1974)
  • “I Shot the Sheriff” Eric Clapton (7/13/1974)
  • “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” Bachman-Turner Overdrive (9/21/1974)
  • “Cat’s in the Cradle” Harry Chapin (9/29/1974)
  • “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” Barry White (11/2/1974)
  • “Mandy” Barry Manilow (11/9/1974)
  • “Best of My Love” Eagles (11/30/1974)
  • Lady Marmalade” LaBelle (12/14/1974)
  • “You Are So Beautiful” Joe Cocker (12/28/1974)

1975

Top 1%

  • Kashmir” Led Zeppelin (album cut: 2/24/1975, charted 11/24/2007)
  • “Tangled Up in Blue” Bob Dylan (3/8/1975)
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together” Captain & Tennille (4/5/1975)
  • “The Hustle” Van McCoy (4/19/1975)
  • “I’m Not in Love” 10cc (5/10/1975)
  • “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell (5/31/1975)
  • Born to Run” Bruce Springsteen (8/25/1975)
  • Thunder Road” Bruce Springsteen (album cut: 8/25/1975)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen (11/8/1975)
  • “Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd (11/20/1975)

Top 2%

  • “Have You Never Been Mellow” Olivia Newton-John (1/24/1975)
  • “Fame” David Bowie (2/21/1975)
  • “Philadelphia Freedom” Elton John (2/24/1975)
  • “Autobahn” Kraftwerk (3/15/1975)
  • “Get Down Tonight” KC & the Sunshine Band (3/29/1975)
  • “Rock and Roll All Nite” Kiss (5/17/1975)
  • “Sweet Emotion” Aerosmith (5/19/1975)
  • “Jive Talkin’” Bee Gees (5/24/1975)
  • “That’s the Way I Like It” KC & the Sunshine Band (8/2/1975)
  • “Walk This Way” Aerosmith (8/28/1975)
  • “Lyin’ Eyes” Eagles (9/13/1975)
  • “I Write the Songs” Barry Manilow (11/8/1975)
  • “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” Paul Simon (12/19/1975)
  • “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” The Four Seasons (12/27/1975)

1976

Top 1%

  • “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) “ Rod Stewart (6/5/1976)
  • “Play That Funky Music” Wild Cherry (6/19/1976)
  • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Elton John with Kiki Dee (7/3/1976)
  • “If You Leave Me Now” Chicago (8/7/1976)
  • Dancing Queen” Abba (8/16/1976)
  • More Than a Feeling” Boston (9/11/1976)
  • Anarchy in the U.K.” Sex Pistols (11/27/1976)

Top 2%

  • “Blitzkrieg Bop” Ramones (2/28/1976)
  • “Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)” Fleetwood Mac (3/6/1976)
  • “Fernando” Abba (3/27/1976)
  • “Silly Love Songs” Paul McCartney & Wings (4/1/1976)
  • “You Should Be Dancing” Bee Gees (7/2/1976)
  • “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Blue Oyster Cult (7/31/1976)
  • “Torn Between Two Lovers” Mary MacGregor (11/20/1976)
  • “Night Moves” Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (12/4/1976)
  • “Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)” Barbra Streisand (12/11/1976)
  • “Year of the Cat” Al Stewart (12/11/1976)

1977

Top 1%

  • Go Your Own Way” Fleetwood Mac (1/1/1977)
  • Hotel California” Eagles (2/26/1977)
  • Dreams” Fleetwood Mac (3/24/1977)
  • “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” Andy Gibb (4/23/1977)
  • “God Save the Queen” Sex Pistols (6/4/1977)
  • “I Feel Love” Donna Summer (6/4/1977)
  • “Best of My Love” The Emotions (6/11/1977)
  • You Light Up My Life” Debby Boone (8/16/1977)
  • “Heroes” David Bowie (9/23/1977)
  • How Deep Is Your Love” Bee Gees (9/24/1977)
  • “We Will Rock You” Queen (10/22/1977)
  • “We Are the Champions” Queen (10/22/1977)
  • “Just the Way You Are” Billy Joel (11/12/1977)
  • Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees (12/10/1977)

Top 2%

  • “Lucille” Kenny Rogers (1/29/1977)
  • “When I Need You” Leo Sayer (2/26/1977)
  • “Disco Inferno” The Trammps (3/5/1977)
  • “Margaritaville” Jimmy Buffett (3/26/1977)
  • “Don’t Stop” Fleetwood Mac (4/30/1977)
  • “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” Crystal Gayle (7/9/1977)
  • “Nobody Does It Better” Carly Simon (7/16/1977)
  • “Brick House” Commodores (8/27/1977)
  • “Blue Bayou” Linda Ronstadt (9/10/1977)
  • “Baby Come Back” Player (10/1/1977)
  • “Mull of Kintyre” Paul McCartney & Wings (11/11/1977)

1978

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Wuthering Heights” Kate Bush (1/6/1978)
  • “Dust in the Wind” Kansas (1/28/1978)
  • “Psycho Killer” Talking Heads (2/18/1978)
  • Roxanne” The Police (4/7/1978)
  • “Rivers of Babylon” Boney M (4/29/1978)
  • “Rock Lobster” The B-52’s (4/30/1978)
  • “Miss You” The Rolling Stones (5/10/1978)
  • “Wonderful Tonight” Eric Clapton (5/13/1978)
  • “You Needed Me” Anne Murray (5/13/1978)
  • “Last Dance” Donna Summer (5/13/1978)
  • “Kiss You All Over” Exile (7/8/1978)
  • “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” Meat Loaf (8/12/1978)
  • “Teenage Kicks” The Undertones (10/21/1978)
  • “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand (10/27/1978)
  • “I Wanna Be Sedated” Ramones (album cut: 9/21/1978)
  • “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers (11/4/1978)
  • “Too Much Heaven” Bee Gees (11/10/1978)
  • “September” Earth, Wind & Fire (11/18/1978)

1979

Top 1%

  • Heart of Glass” Blondie (1/3/1979)
  • “Sultans of Swing” Dire Straits (2/3/1979)
  • “Old Time Rock and Roll” Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (4/7/1979)
  • “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer (4/20/1979)
  • “We Are Family” Sister Sledge (4/28/1979)
  • “Bad Girls” Donna Summer (5/26/1979)
  • “Good Times” Chic (6/16/1979)
  • My Sharona” The Knack (6/23/1979)
  • “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” Michael Jackson (7/10/1979)
  • Rapper’s Delight” The Sugarhill Gang (10/13/1979)
  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” Queen (10/20/1979)
  • “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)” Pretenders (11/17/1979)
  • Another Brick in the Wall Part II” Pink Floyd (11/23/1979)
  • “London Calling” The Clash (12/7/1979)

Top 2%

  • “What a Fool Believes” The Doobie Brothers (1/20/1979)
  • “Tragedy” Bee Gees (2/2/1979)
  • “Reunited” Peaches & Herb (3/17/1979)
  • “The Logical Song” Supertramp (3/24/1979)
  • “I Want You to Want Me (live)” Cheap Trick (4/21/1979)
  • “Ring My Bell” Anita Ward (5/12/1979)
  • “Born to Be Alive” Patrick Hernandez (6/9/1979)
  • “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Charlie Daniels Band (6/23/1979)
  • “Highway to Hell” AC/DC (7/27/1979)
  • “Cars” Gary Numan (8/21/1979)
  • “Video Killed the Radio Star” The Buggles (9/10/1979)
  • Message in a Bottle” The Police (9/21/1979)
  • Babe” Styx (9/28/1979)
  • “Heartache Tonight” Eagles (9/28/1979)
  • “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” Rupert Holmes (10/20/1979)
  • “Rock with You” Michael Jackson (11/3/1979)  


1980

Top 1%

  • Call Me” Blondie (2/16/1980)
  • “Funkytown” Lipps Inc. (3/22/1980)
  • Comfortably Numb” Pink Floyd (6/23/1980)
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart” Joy Division (6/28/1980)
  • “Upside Down” Diana Ross (7/12/1980)
  • “Another One Bites the Dust” Queen (8/16/1980)
  • You Shook Me All Night Long” AC/DC (8/19/1980)
  • Lady” Kenny Rogers (10/4/1980)
  • “Celebration” Kool & the Gang (10/18/1980)
  • “Just Like Starting Over” John Lennon (11/1/1980)
  • “9 to 5” Dolly Parton (11/29/1980)
  • Back in Black” AC/DC (12/13/1980)

Top 2%

  • “I Got You” Split Enz (1/21/1980)
  • “What I Like About You” The Romantics (2/16/1980)
  • “The Rose” Bette Midler (3/22/1980)
  • “He Stopped Loving Her Today” George Jones (4/12/1980)
  • “Theme from “New York, New York”“ Frank Sinatra (5/3/1980)
  • “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” Billy Joel (5/13/1980)
  • Magic” Olivia Newton-John (5/23/1980)
  • “Sailing” Christopher Cross (6/14/1980)
  • “Whip It” Devo (8/13/1980)
  • “Woman in Love” Barbra Streisand (8/29/1980)
  • “The Tide Is High” Blondie (11/8/1980)
  • “Keep on Loving You” REO Speedwagon (11/29/1980)

1981

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Woman” John Lennon (1/9/1981)
  • “Rapture” Blondie (1/12/1981)
  • “Angel of the Morning” Juice Newton (2/21/1981)
  • “Tom Sawyer” Rush (2/28/1981)
  • “Slow Hand” The Pointer Sisters (5/30/1981)
  • “The River” Bruce Springsteen (6/13/1981)
  • “Ghost Town” The Specials (6/20/1981)
  • “Super Freak” Rick James (8/1/1981)
  • “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” Christopher Cross (8/15/1981)
  • “Our Lips Are Sealed” The Go-Go’s (8/15/1981)
  • “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” The Police (9/25/1981)
  • Waiting for a Girl Like You” Foreigner (10/2/1981)
  • “Under Pressure” Queen with David Bowie (10/26/1981)
  • “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” Daryl Hall & John Oates (11/13/1981)

1982

Top 1%

  • Always on My Mind” Willie Nelson (3/6/1982)
  • Ebony and Ivory” Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (3/29/1982)
  • Eye of the Tiger” Survivor (6/5/1982)
  • Jack and Diane” John Cougar (6/26/1982)
  • Come on Eileen” Dexy’s Midnight Runners (7/3/1982)
  • The Message” Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (7/24/1982)
  • “Up Where We Belong” Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes (8/21/1982)
  • “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” Culture Club (9/18/1982)
  • “1999” Prince (9/24/1982)
  • Maneater” Daryl Hall & John Oates (10/16/1982)
  • “Sexual Healing” Marvin Gaye (10/16/1982)
  • Africa” Toto (10/30/1982)

Top 2%

  • Open Arms” Journey (1/15/1982)
  • “Rosanna” Toto (4/17/1982)
  • Hungry Like the Wolf” Duran Duran (5/15/1982)
  • “Abracadabra” Steve Miller Band (5/29/1982)
  • “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” Chicago (6/5/1982)
  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go” The Clash (6/5/1982)
  • “Rock the Casbah” The Clash (6/11/1982)
  • Jack and Diane” John Cougar (6/26/1982)
  • “Truly” Lionel Richie (10/9/1982)

1983

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “New Year’s Day” U2 (1/1/1983)
  • “Little Red Corvette” Prince (2/9/1983)
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday” U2 (3/11/1983)
  • “Let’s Dance” David Bowie (3/17/1983)
  • “I Melt with You” Modern English (3/26/1983)
  • “True” Spandau Ballet (4/23/1983)
  • “Radio Free Europe” R.E.M. (5/21/1983)
  • “Red Red Wine” UB40 (8/20/1983)
  • “Holiday” Madonna (9/7/1983)
  • “Uptown Girl” Billy Joel (9/24/1983)
  • “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (10/8/1983)
  • “This Charming Man” The Smiths (10/31/1983)
  • “99 Red Balloons” Nena (12/10/1983)

1984

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Two Tribes” Frankie Goes to Hollywood (6/18/1984)
  • “Let’s Go Crazy” Prince & the Revolution (7/18/1984)
  • “The Boys of Summer” Don Henley (11/10/1984)
  • “You Spin Me Around Like a Record” Dead or Alive (12/1/1984)
  • “Summer of ‘69” Bryan Adams (12/8/1984)

1985

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Crazy for You” Madonna (3/1/1985)
  • “The Power of Love” Huey Lewis & the News (6/28/1985)
  • “Running Up That Hill” Kate Bush (8/5/1985)
  • “How Will I Know” Whitney Houston (11/13/1985)

1986

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Addicted to Love” Robert Palmer (2/8/1986)
  • “Greatest Love of All” Whitney Houston (3/18/1986)
  • “On My Own” Patti LaBelle/ Michael McDonald (3/22/1986)
  • “Papa Don’t Preach” Madonna (6/11/1986)
  • “Higher Love” Steve Winwood (6/14/1986)
  • “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” The Smiths (album cut: 6/16/1986, released 10/12/1992)
  • “In Your Eyes’ Peter Gabriel (6/21/1986)
  • Walk Like an Egyptian” Bangles (9/1/1986)
  • “The Final Countdown” Europe (11/1/1986)
  • You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party” Beastie Boys (12/20/1986)

1987

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Sign ‘O’ the Times” Prince (2/18/1987)
  • “Where the Streets Have No Name” U2 (4/4/1987)
  • “Luka” Suzanne Vega (5/23/1987)
  • “Here I Go Again” Whitesnake (5/30/1987)
  • “La Bamba” Los Lobos (6/27/1987)
  • “The One I Love” R.E.M. (9/5/1987)
  • “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” R.E.M. (9/5/1987)
  • “Mony Mony (live)” Billy Idol (9/11/1987)
  • “Just Like Heaven” The Cure (10/5/1987)
  • “Push It” Salt-N-Pepa (11/21/1987)

1988

Top 1%

  • Fast Car” Tracy Chapman (4/6/1988)
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine” Guns N’ Roses (6/11/1988)
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” Bobby McFerrin (7/30/1988)

Top 2%

  • “Beds Are Burning” Midnight Oil (2/20/1988)
  • “Roll with It” Steve Winwood (6/11/1988)
  • “Kokomo” The Beach Boys (7/23/1988)
  • “A Groovy Kind of Love” Phil Collins (9/2/1988)
  • “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” Poison (10/12/1988)
  • “There She Goes” The La’s (10/31/1988)
  • “Straight Up” Paula Abdul (12/3/1988)
  • “Wild Thing” Tone Loc (12/3/1988)
  • “The Living Years” Mike + the Mechanics (12/31/1988)

1989

Top 1%

  • “Wind Beneath My Wings (aka "Hero")” Bette Midler (2/18/1989)
  • Like a Prayer” Madonna (2/27/1989)
  • Love Shack” The B-52’s (6/20/1989)
  • “Fight the Power” Public Enemy (6/24/1989)
  • “Another Day in Paradise” Phil Collins (11/4/1989)

Top 2%

  • “One” Metallica (1/10/1989)
  • “Eternal Flame” Bangles (2/3/1989)
  • “Free Fallin’” Tom Petty (5/6/1989)
  • “Right Here Waiting” Richard Marx (6/30/1989)
  • “Bust a Move” Young M.C. (7/15/1989)
  • “Black Velvet” Alannah Myles (12/9/1989)  


1990

Top 1%

  • U Can’t Touch This” MC Hammer (1/13/1990)
  • Nothing Compares 2 U” Sinéad O’Connor (1/20/1990)
  • Vogue” Madonna (3/20/1990)
  • “Vision of Love” Mariah Carey (6/2/1990)
  • Friends in Low Places” Garth Brooks (8/18/1990)
  • “Ice Ice Baby” Vanilla Ice (9/8/1990)
  • “Gonna Make You Sweat” C + C Music Factory (11/17/1990)

Top 2%

  • “Enjoy the Silence” Depeche Mode (2/5/1990)
  • “It Must Have Been Love” Roxette (4/6/1990)
  • “Groove Is in the Heart” Deee-Lite (8/18/1990)
  • “Love Takes Time” Mariah Carey (9/9/1990)
  • “Because I Love You (The Postman’s Song)” Stevie B (10/6/1990)
  • “Someday” Mariah Carey (12/21/1990)

1991

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Wind of Change” The Scorpions (1/20/1991)
  • “Unfinished Sympathy” Massive Attack (2/11/1991)
  • “More Than Words” Extreme (3/2/1991)
  • “Rush Rush” Paula Abdul (5/2/1991)
  • “Alive” Pearl Jam (7/7/1991)
  • “I’m Too Sexy” Right Said Fred (7/27/1991)
  • “O.P.P.” Naughty by Nature (7/27/1991)
  • “When a Man Loves a Woman” Michael Bolton (8/31/1991)
  • “Beauty and the Beast” Celine Dion /Peabo Bryson (11/6/1991)

1992

Top 1%

  • Jeremy” Pearl Jam (1/2/1992)
  • One” U2 (1/4/1992)
  • Tears in Heaven” Eric Clapton (1/11/1992)
  • “Save the Best for Last” Vanessa Williams (1/25/1992)
  • Under the Bridge” Red Hot Chili Peppers (2/15/1992)
  • “Jump” Kris Kross (3/28/1992)
  • “Baby Got Back” Sir Mix-a-Lot (4/11/1992)
  • End of the Road” Boyz II Men (6/30/1992)
  • Creep” Radiohead (9/21/1992)
  • I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston (11/3/1992)
  • “A Whole New World” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (11/21/1992)

Top 2%

  • “Come As You Are” Nirvana (1/18/1992)
  • “Achy Breaky Heart” Billy Ray Cyrus (4/4/1992)
  • “Jump Around” House of Pain (6/27/1992)
  • “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” Dr. Dre /Snoop Doggy Dogg (11/19/1992)

1993

Top 1%

  • “Loser” Beck (3/8/1993)
  • “Everybody Hurts” R.E.M. (4/15/1993)
  • “That’s the Way Love Goes” Janet Jackson (4/23/1993)
  • “Dreamlover” Mariah Carey (7/27/1993)
  • “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” Meat Loaf (9/5/1993)
  • “Hero” Mariah Carey (10/15/1993)
  • “The Sign” Ace of Base (12/21/1993)

Top 2%

  • “Informer” Snow (1/9/1993)
  • “Shine” Collective Soul (3/19/1993)
  • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” UB40 (5/1/1993)
  • “Whoomp! There It Is” Tag Team (5/22/1993)
  • “Heart-Shaped Box” Nirvana (8/30/1993)
  • “Daughter” Pearl Jam (10/30/1993)
  • “All for Love” Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart (11/19/1993)
  • “The Power of Love” Celine Dion (11/27/1993)
  • “All Apologies” Nirvana (12/4/1993)

1994

Top 1%

  • “Streets of Philadelphia” Bruce Springsteen (2/2/1994)
  • “I Swear” All-4-One (4/15/1994)
  • “Love Is All Around” Wet Wet Wet (5/21/1994)
  • All I Wanna Do” Sheryl Crow (6/21/1994)
  • “Kiss from a Rose” Seal (7/18/1994)
  • I’ll Make Love to You” Boyz II Men (8/5/1994)
  • “Live Forever” Oasis (8/8/1994)
  • “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Mariah Carey (10/29/1994)
  • “Take a Bow” Madonna (12/6/1994)

Top 2%

  • “Stay (I Missed You)” Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (4/22/1994)
  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Elton John (5/20/1994)
  • “Basket Case” Green Day (7/16/1994)
  • “Hallelujah” Jeff Buckley (8/23/1994 as album cut, 12/20/2008 as single)
  • “Circle of Life” Elton John (8/27/1994)
  • “Tomorrow” Silverchair (9/16/1994)
  • “On Bended Knee” Boyz II Men (11/1/1994)

1995

Top 1%

  • “Common People” Pulp (5/22/1995)
  • “Waterfalls” TLC (5/29/1995)
  • You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette (6/17/1995)
  • Gangsta’s Paradise” Coolio with L.V. (8/8/1995)
  • “Missing (dance remix)” Everything But the Girl (8/28/1995)
  • “Fantasy” Mariah Carey (9/1/1995)
  • Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” Los Del Rio (9/2/1995)
  • Wonderwall” Oasis (10/30/1995)
  • One Sweet Day” Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (11/3/1995)

Top 2%

  • “Lightning Crashes” Live (1/28/1995)
  • “This Is How We Do It” Montell Jordan (2/11/1995)
  • “One of Us” Joan Osborne (2/21/1995)
  • “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” Bryan Adams (4/4/1995)
  • “Back for Good” Take That (4/8/1995)
  • “I’ll Be There for You” The Rembrandts (5/1/1995)
  • “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” Whitney Houston (11/3/1995)
  • “1979” Smashing Pumpkins (11/25/1995)
  • “California Love” Tupac Shakur (2pac) with Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman (12/28/1995)

1996

Top 1%

  • Ironic” Alanis Morissette (1/6/1996)
  • “Because You Loved Me” Celine Dion (2/20/1996)
  • Don’t Speak” No Doubt (4/15/1996)
  • “I Love You Always Forever” Donna Lewis (6/21/1996)
  • Wannabe” Spice Girls (7/20/1996)
  • Un-Break My Heart” Toni Braxton (10/18/1996)
  • “I Believe I Can Fly” R. Kelly (11/8/1996)

Top 2%

  • “Give Me One Reason” Tracy Chapman (1/20/1996)
  • “Don’t Look Back in Anger” Oasis (2/19/1996)
  • “You Learn” Alanis Morissette (2/24/1996)
  • “Champagne Supernova” Oasis (2/24/1996)
  • “Killing Me Softly” Fugees (3/2/1996)
  • “Change the World” Eric Clapton (6/14/1996)
  • “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” Celine Dion (7/30/1996)
  • “One Headlight” The Wallflowers (10/5/1996)
  • “No Diggity” Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (10/12/1996)
  • “You Were Meant for Me” Jewel (11/1/1996)
  • “Foolish Games” Jewel (11/30/1996)

1997

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Sunny Came Home” Shawn Colvin (2/1/1997)
  • “Semi-Charmed Life” Third Eye Blind (3/29/1997)
  • “Song 2” Blur (4/7/1997)
  • “Paranoid Android” Radiohead (5/26/1997)
  • “Fly” Sugar Ray with Super Cat (6/17/1997)
  • “Good Riddance (Time of My Life)” Green Day (11/29/1997)
  • “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” Will Smith (12/12/1997)

1998

Top 1%

  • “You’re Still the One” Shania Twain (1/24/1998)
  • Iris” Goo Goo Dolls (4/7/1998)
  • “The Boy Is Mine” Brandy & Monica (5/15/1998)
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” Aerosmith (5/29/1998)
  • Baby One More Time” Britney Spears (10/9/1998)
  • “Believe” Cher (10/19/1998)

Top 2%

  • “Ray of Light” Madonna (5/9/1998)
  • “One Week” Barenaked Ladies (6/20/1998)
  • “Doo Wop (That Thing)” Lauryn Hill (10/3/1998)
  • “My Name Is” Eminem (12/27/1998)

1999

Top 1%

  • “No Scrubs” TLC (2/2/1999)
  • “Livin’ La Vida Loca” Ricky Martin (4/9/1999)
  • “Amazed” Lonestar (4/10/1999)
  • Smooth” Santana with Rob Thomas (6/26/1999)
  • “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)” Lou Bega (8/7/1999)

Top 2%

  • “I Want It That Way” Backstreet Boys (4/24/1999)
  • “Genie in a Bottle” Christina Aguilera (5/21/1999)
  • “I Knew I Loved You” Savage Garden (9/28/1999)
  • “Breathe” Faith Hill (10/9/1999)
  • “Say My Name” Destiny’s Child (12/4/1999)
  • “Maria Maria” Santana with the Product G&B (12/17/1999)  

Top 2%


2000

Top 1%

  • Kryptonite” 3 Doors Down (1/11/2000)
  • “Bye Bye Bye” N Sync (1/11/2000)
  • “I Hope You Dance” Lee Ann Womack (3/25/2000)
  • Yellow” Coldplay (6/26/2000)
  • Music” Madonna (8/4/2000)
  • Independent Women” Destiny’s Child (9/4/2000)
  • Beautiful Day” U2 (9/9/2000)
  • Stan” Eminem with Dido (10/7/2000)
  • “Ms. Jackson” OutKast (10/28/2000)

Top 2%

  • “Oops!...I Did It Again” Britney Spears (3/27/2000)
  • “With Arms Wide Open” Creed (4/8/2000)
  • “Bent” Matchbox 20 (4/21/2000)
  • “The Real Slim Shady” Eminem (5/6/2000)
  • “Hanging by a Moment” Lifehouse (8/16/2000)
  • “It Wasn’t Me” Shaggy with Ricardo “Rik Rok” Ducent (10/27/2000)
  • “Angel” Shaggy with Rayvon (12/30/2000)

2001

Top 1%

  • “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” Train (2/17/2001)
  • “Get Ur Freak On” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2/17/2001)
  • Fallin’” Alicia Keys (4/2/2001)
  • Lady Marmalade” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (4/14/2001)
  • Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (7/28/2001)
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head” Kylie Minogue (9/8/2001)
  • “Hero” Enrique Iglesias (9/14/2001)

Top 2%

  • “All for You” Janet Jackson (3/92001)
  • “It’s Been Awhile” Staind (4/7/2001)
  • “Family Affair” Mary J. Blige (6/12/2001)
  • “In the End” Linkin Park (8/25/2001)
  • “U Got It Bad” Usher (9/4/2001)
  • “Get the Party Started” Pink (10/9/2001)
  • “Whenever, Wherever” Shakira (10/27/2001)
  • “Last Nite” The Strokes (11/1/2001)

2002

Top 1%

  • Foolish” Ashanti with Ja Rule (1/19/2002)
  • “Complicated” Avril Lavigne (4/13/2002)
  • Hot in Herre” Nelly (5/4/2002)
  • “Without Me” Eminem (5/11/2002)
  • Dilemma” Nelly with Kelly Rowland (7/6/2002)
  • Lose Yourself” Eminem (10/5/2002)
  • Clocks” Coldplay (11/30/2002)
  • In Da Club” 50 Cent (12/28/2002)

Top 2%

  • “A Thousand Miles” Vanessa Carlton (2/22/2002)
  • “Don’t Know Why” Norah Jones (5/25/2002)
  • “Ignition (remix)” R. Kelly (11/2/2002)
  • “Beautiful” Christina Aguilera (11/15/2002)

2003

Top 1%

  • Seven Nation Army” The White Stripes (3/7/2003)
  • Hurt” Johnny Cash (3/8/2003)
  • Crazy in Love” Beyoncé with Jay-Z (5/20/2003)
  • “Where Is the Love?” Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake (6/14/2003)
  • Hey Ya!” OutKast (9/19/2003)
  • Mr. Brightside” The Killers (9/29/2003)

Top 2%

  • Bring Me to Life” Evanescence with Paul McCoy (1/25/2003)
  • “Baby Boy” Beyoncé with Sean Paul (7/5/2003)
  • “Here Without You” 3 Doors Down (8/8/2003)

2004

Top 1%

  • Yeah!” Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (1/3/2004)
  • “Toxic” Britney Spears (1/9/2004)
  • Take Me Out” Franz Ferdinand (1/12/2004)
  • The Reason” Hoobastank (2/14/2004)
  • “Let Me Love You” Mario (10/9/2004)
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams” Green Day (10/16/2004)
  • “Since U Been Gone” Kelly Clarkson (11/16/2004)

Top 2%

  • “This Love” Matchbox 20 (1/27/2004)
  • “Burn” Usher (3/13/2004)
  • “99 Problems” Jay-Z (4/24/2004)
  • “Live Like You Were Dying” Tim McGraw (6/5/2004)
  • “Goodies” Ciara with Petey Pablo (6/19/2004)
  • “Let’s Get It Started” Black Eyed Peas (6/22/2004)
  • “She Will Be Loved” (7/2/2004)
  • “American Idiot” Green Day (8/21/2004)
  • “Drop It Like It’s Hot” Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams (9/11/2004)
  • “Vertigo” U2 (10/3/2004)

2005

Top 1%

  • Bad Day” Daniel Powter (1/9/2005)
  • “Hollaback Girl” Gwen Stefani (4/2/2005)
  • We Belong Together” Mariah Carey (3/29/2005)
  • You’re Beautiful” James Blunt (5/30/2005)
  • Gold Digger” Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (7/5/2005)
  • “Hung Up” Madonna (10/17/2005)

Top 2%

  • “Candy Shop” 50 Cent with Olivia (1/29/2005)
  • “Don’t Cha” The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (4/29/2005)
  • “Feel Good Inc.” Gorillaz with De La Soul (4/30/2005)
  • “Wake Me Up When September Ends” Green Day (6/13/2005)
  • “Run It!” Chris Brown with Juelz Santana (7/9/2005)
  • “My Humps” Black Eyed Peas (8/19/2005)
  • “Photograph” Nickelback (8/20/2005)
  • Be Without You” Mary J. Blige (9/15/2005)
  • “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” Arctic Monkeys (10/9/2005)
  • “Check on It” Beyoncé with Slim Thug & Bun B (11/4/2005)
  • “Hung Up” Madonna (10/17/2005)

2006

Top 1%

  • Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2/28/2006)
  • Crazy” Gnarls Barkley (3/13/2006)
  • “How to Save a Life” The Fray (4/15/2006)
  • “Promiscuous” Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (4/25/2006)
  • Apologize” One Republic with Timbaland (4/30/2006)
  • “Hey There Delilah” Plain White T’s (5/9/2006)
  • “Chasing Cars” Snow Patrol (6/3/2006)
  • Sexyback” Justin Timberlake (7/14/2006)
  • Irreplaceable” Beyoncé (10/23/2006)
  • Rehab” Amy Winehouse (10/23/2006)

Top 2%

  • “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)” Rihanna (2/3/2006)
  • Before He Cheats” Carrie Underwood (2/18/2006)
  • “Dani California” Red Hot Chili Peppers (4/4/2006)
  • “Lips of an Angel” Hinder (4/22/2006)
  • “My Love” Justin Timberlake with T.I. (9/3/2006)
  • “Say It Right” Nelly Furtado (11/5/2006)
  • “What Goes Around…Comes Around” Justin Timberlake (12/3/2006)

2007

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Don’t Matter” Akon (2/3/2007)
  • “Girlfriend” Avril Lavigne (2/27/2007)
  • “Bubbly” Colbie Caillat (5/15/2007)
  • “Beautiful Girls” Sean Kingston (5/27/2007)
  • “The Way I Are” Timbaland with Keri Hilson & D.O.E. (6/10/2007)
  • “Love Song” Sara Bareilles (6/19/2007)
  • “Don’t Stop the Music” Rihanna (9/7/2007)
  • “With You” Chris Brown” (12/4/2007)

2008

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Love in This Club” Usher (2/23/2008)
  • “4 Minutes” Madonna with Justin Timberlake (3/17/2008)
  • “Take a Bow” Rihanna (3/23/2008)
  • “All Summer Long” Kid Rock (4/5/2008)
  • “Whatever You Like” T.I. (7/29/2008)
  • “Sex on Fire” Kings of Leon (9/6/2008)

2009

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Halo” Beyoncé (1/20/2009)
  • “Paparazzi” Lady Gaga (1/31/2009)
  • “Down” Jay Sean & Lil Wayne (7/18/2009)
  • “Party in the U.S.A.” Miley Cyrus (8/9/2009)
  • “Sexy Bitch (aka ‘Sexy Chick’)” David Guetta & Akon (8/15/2009)
  • “Firelflies” Owl City (8/22/2009)
  • “Telephone” Lady Gaga & Beyoncé (11/29/2009)  

Top 2%


2010

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Baby” Justin Bieber with Ludacris (1/18/2010)
  • “Rude Boy” (1/30/2010)
  • “Not Afraid” Eminem (4/29/2010)
  • “Dynamite” Taio Cruz (5/30/2010)
  • “DJ Got Us Falling in Love” Usher & Pitbull (6/25/2010)
  • “Teenage Dream” Katy Perry (7/23/2010)
  • “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People (9/14/2010)
  • “Raise Your Glass” Pink (10/6/2010)
  • “What’s My Name?” Rihanna & Drake (10/24/2010)

2011

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “On the Floor” Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2/8/2011)
  • “E.T” .Katy Perry with Kanye West (2/16/2011)
  • “Set Fire to the Rain” Adele (3/12/2011)
  • “Super Bass” Nicki Minaj (5/8/2011)
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” Katy Perry (6/6/2011)
  • “Niggas in Paris” Jay-Z & Kanye West (8/27/2011)
  • “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction (9/11/2011)
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” Kelly Clarkson (11/12/2011)
  • “Little Talks” Of Monsters and Men (12/20/2011)

2012

Top 1%

  • Radioactive” Imagine Dragons (4/2/2012)
  • “Payphone” Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (4/16/2012)
  • “Ho Hey” The Lumineers (4/21/2012)
  • “One More Night” Maroon 5 (6/19/2012)
  • Gangnam Style” Psy (7/15/2012)
  • Let Her Go” Passenger (7/24/2012)
  • Cruise” Florida Georgia Line with Nelly (8/6/2012)
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift (8/13/2012)
  • Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (8/27/2012)
  • Diamonds” Rihanna (9/27/2012)
  • “Locked Out of Heaven” Bruno Mars (10/1/2012)

Top 2%

  • “Some Nights” Fun. (3/10/2012)
  • “Whistle” Flo Rida (4/24/2012)
  • “I Will Wait” Mumford & Sons (8/7/2012)
  • “I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift (10/8/2012)
  • “When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars (12/22/2012)
  • “Stay” Rihanna with Mikky Ekko (12/22/2012)

2013

Top 1%

  • “Just Give Me a Reason” Pink with Nate Ruess (2/6/2013)
  • Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (3/26/2013)
  • Get Lucky” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (4/27/2013)
  • Royals” Lorde (6/3/2013)
  • Counting Stars” One Republic (6/14/2013)
  • Wake Me Up!” Avicii with Aloe Blacc (6/17/2013)
  • Roar” Katy Perry (8/10/2013)
  • All of Me” John Legend (8/12/2013)
  • “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus (8/25/2013)
  • “Take Me to Church” Hozier (9/16/2013)
  • Dark Horse” Katy Perry with Juicy J (9/17/2013)
  • “Timber” Pitbull with Ke$ha (10/7/2013)
  • Rude” Magic! (10/10/2013)
  • “The Monster” Eminem & Rihanna (10/29/2013)
  • Happy” Pharrell Williams (11/21/2013)
  • “Let It Go” Idina Menzel (11/25/2013)

Top 2%

  • “Demons” Imagine Dragons (1/26/2013)
  • “Mirrors” Justin Timberlake (2/11/2013)
  • “Pompeii” Bastille (2/22/2013)

2014

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Rather Be” Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne (1/17/2014)
  • “Problem” Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea (4/28/2014)
  • “Bailando” Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona (4/28/2014)
  • “Bang Bang” Jessie J with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj (7/29/2014)
  • “Shut Up and Dance” Walk the Moon (9/10/2014)
  • “Trap Queen” Fetty Wap (12/15/2014)
  • “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” The Weeknd (12/23/2014)

2015

Top 1%

  • “Love Me Like You Do” Ellie Goulding (1/7/2015)
  • Sugar” Maroon 5 (1/13/2015)
  • “Lean On” Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (3/2/2015)
  • See You Again” Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (3/17/2015)
  • “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” Silentó (3/14/2015)
  • “Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots (5/16/2015)
  • “Bad Blood” Taylor Swift (5/17/2015)
  • “The Hills” The Weeknd (5/27/2015)
  • Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd (6/8/2015)
  • “Hotline Bling” Drake (8/22/2015)
  • What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber (8/28/2015)
  • 7 Years” Lukas Graham (9/18/2015)
  • Hello” Adele (10/23/2015)
  • Sorry” Justin Bieber (10/25/2015)
  • Love Yourself” Justin Bieber (11/9/2015)

Top 2%

  • “Want to Want Me” Jason Derulo (3/9/2015)
  • “Stitches” Shawn Mendes (3/15/2015)
  • “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” Mike Posner (7/24/2015)
  • “Panda” Desiigner (12/15/2015)

2016

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • “Don’t Let Me Down” The Chainsmokers with Daya (2/5/2016)
  • “Work from Home” Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla $ign (2/26/2016)
  • “Ride” Twenty One Pilots (4/2/2016)
  • “This Is What You Came For” Calvin Harris with Rihanna (4/29/2016)
  • “Heathens” Twenty One Pilots (6/16/2016)
  • “Cold Water” Major Jazer with Justin Bieber & MØ (7/21/2016)
  • “Black Beatles” Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane (9/13/2016)
  • “24K Magic” Bruno Mars (10/7/2016)
  • “Bad and Boujee” Migos with Lil Uzi Vert (10/28/2016)
  • “Congratulations” Post Malone & Quavo (12/31/2016)

2017

Top 1%

  • Shape of You” Ed Sheeran (1/6/2017)
  • Despacito” Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (1/12/2017)
  • “Something Just Like This” The Chainsmokers with Coldplay (2/22/2017)
  • “Humble” Kendrick Lamar (3/30/2017)
  • “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” Cardi B (6/16/2017)
  • Havana” Camila Cabello with Young Thug (8/3/2017)
  • Rockstar” Post Malone with 21 Savage (9/15/2017)
  • Perfect” Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (9/26/2017)

Top 2%

  • “Believer” Imagine Dragons (1/31/2017)
  • “Feel It Still” Portugal. The Man. (3/3/2017)
  • “Attention” Charlie Puth (4/21/2017)
  • “Thunder” Imagine Dragons (4/27/2017)
  • “I’m the One” DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne (4/28/2017)
  • “New Rules’ Dua Lipa (7/15/2007)
  • “Look What You Made Me Do” Taylor Swift (8/24/2017)
  • “Truth Hurts” Lizzo (9/19/2017)
  • “Meant to Be” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line (10/24/2017)

2018

Top 1%

  • God’s Plan” Drake (1/19/2018)
  • “I Like It” Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin (4/21/2018)
  • Girls Like You” Maroon 5 with Cardi B (5/30/2018)
  • “In My Feelings” Drake (7/10/2018)
  • Shallow” Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper (9/27/2018)
  • “Sunflower” Post Malone with Swae Lee (10/18/2018)
  • “Thank U, Next” Ariana Grande (11/3/2018)
  • Old Town Road” Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus (12/3/2018)
  • “The Middle” Zedd with Maren Morris & Grey (1/23/2018)
  • “Psycho” Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign (2/23/2018)
  • “Nice for What” Drake (4/6/2018)
  • “Youngblood” 5 Seconds of Summer (4/12/2018)
  • “This Is America” Childish Gambino (5/5/2018)
  • “High Hopes” Panic! At the Disco (5/23/2018)
  • “Happier” Marshmello with Bastille (8/17/2018)
  • “Sicko Mode” Travis Scott with Drake (8/18/2018)
  • “Without Me” Halsey (10/4/2018)
  • “Someone You Loved” Lewis Capaldi (11/8/2018)

2019

Top 1%

  • “7 Rings” Ariana Grande (1/18/2019)
  • Bad Guy” Billie Eilish (3/29/2019)
  • “Señorita” Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello (6/21/2019)
  • Blinding Lights” The Weeknd (11/29/2019)

Top 2%

  • “Sucker” Jonas Brothers (3/1/2019)
  • “I Don’t Care” Ed Sheeran with Justin Bieber (5/10/2019)
  • “Dance Monkey” Tones and I (5/10/2019)
  • “The Box” Roddy Rich (12/6/2019)
  • “Circles” Post Malone (8/30/2019)

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely my favorite list of songs and is ultimately the granddaddy of song lists!!! Nice work and I wanna keep it!!!

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate the positive feedback.

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  2. You should put what songs were added and removed when you update this.

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  3. Are you a teeny bopper that works for rolling stone? Because that's what your list makes you look like

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    1. This comment doesn't make sense on three levels. You say this makes me look like a teeny bopper who works for Rolling Stone.

      1) This isn't a personal best-of list. As I explain in the first paragraph, this is an aggregate of hundreds of best-of lists.

      2) Teeny bopper? Wouldn't a teenager's choices be largely confined to music of the 21st century? That would exclude more than 800 songs on this list from the average teenager's consideration.

      3) Rolling Stone? Considering the magazine debuted in the 1960s and typically doesn't reach back any further than the 1950s in their best-of lists, than that would take 400+ songs off the table from what they would typically consider.

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  4. It'd be cool to see a list of the top 100 non-english songs of all time.

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  5. Thank you for taking the time to compile this amazing list. I plan on making a playlist and I was hoping that you can create a changelog of any new songs when you update this list in the future so I don't miss out on anything. Again, I really appreciate the work youre doing. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. That's awesome that you are making a playlist based on this. I know I've been exposed to a lot of music - especially pre-1950s - as a result of compiling lists this this.

      As for a changelog, I definitely understand why it would be helpful. I'm sorry I haven't done that. It might in the future, but this is a bear of a list to maintain as it is!

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  6. There's a typo on number 276 with 2 songs on the same number

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    1. Thanks for the catch! I'm grateful to have someone keep me in check. It has been corrected.

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  7. Why is there 1060 songs now?

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