Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Top 100 Songs from 2010-2019

First posted 7/31/2016; updated 12/7/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

2010-2019

These are the top 100 songs from 2010-2019 according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

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

1. “Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014)
2. “Shape of You” Ed Sheeran (2017)
3. “Rolling in the Deep” Adele (2010)
4. “Despacito” Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
5. “Somebody That I Used to Know” Gotye with Kimbra (2011)
6. “Happy” Pharrell Williams (2013)
7. “Hello” Adele (2015)
8. “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
9. “Old Town Road” Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus (2018)
10. “See You Again” Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)

11. “Closer” The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016)
12. “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (1/25/2011)
13. “Call Me Maybe” Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
14. “Royals” Lorde (2013)
15. “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem with Rihanna (2010)
16. “Perfect” Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (2017)
17. “We Found Love” Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011)
18. “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” Bruno Mars (2010)
19. “Moves Like Jagger” Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011)
20. “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift (2014)

21. “Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012)
22. “Thinking Out Loud” Ed Sheeran (2014)
23. “Someone Like You” Adele (2011)
24. “God’s Plan” Drake (2018)
25. “Roar” Katy Perry (2013)
26. “One Dance” Drake with Wizkid & Kyla (2016)
27. “Girls Like You” Maroon 5 with Cardi B (2017)
28. “Havana” Camila Cabello with Young Thug (2017)
29. “All of Me” John Legend (2013)
30. “Gangnam Style” Psy (2012)

31. “All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor (2014)
32. “Get Lucky” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013)
33. “Firework” Katy Perry (2010)
34. “Bad Guy” Billie Eilish (2019)
35. “Love Yourself” Justin Bieber (2015)
36. “We Are Young” Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011)
37. “Blank Space” Taylor Swift (2014)
38. “Stay with Me” Sam Smith (2014)
39. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Justin Timberlake (2016)
40. “Sorry” Justin Bieber (2015)

41. “California Gurls” Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)
42. “Counting Stars” One Republic (2013)
43. “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd (2015)
44. “Rockstar” Post Malone with 21 Savage (2017)
45. “Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)” Cee-Lo Green (2010)
46. “Wake Me Up!” Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
47. “Dark Horse” Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013)
48. “Shallow” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (2018)
49. “Cheap Thrills” Sia with Sean Paul (2016)
50. “Fancy” Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX (2014)

51. “Work” Rihanna with Drake (2016)
52. “Something Just Like This” The Chainsmokers with Coldplay (2017)
53. “Rude” Magic! (2013)
54. “7 Years” Lukas Graham (2015)
55. “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons (2012)
56. “What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber (2015)
57. “Grenade” Bruno Mars (2010)
58. “Sexy and I Know It” LMFAO (2011)
59. “Señorita” Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello (2019)
60. “Let Her Go” Passenger (2012)

61. “The Hills” The Weeknd (2015)
62. “That’s What I Like” Bruno Mars (2016)
63. “In My Feelings” Drake (2018)
64. “Only Girl in the World” Rihanna (2010)
65. “7 Rings” Ariana Grande (2019)
66. “Just Give Me a Reason” Pink with Nate Ruess (2012)
67. “Give Me Everything” Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2011)
68. “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)” OMI (2014)
69. “Sugar” Maroon 5 (2014)
70. “Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots (2015)

71. “Can’t Hold Us” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (2011)
72. “Hotline Bling” Drake (2015)
73. “Born This Way” Lady Gaga (2011)
74. “Diamonds” Rihanna (2012)
75. “Love Me Like You Do” Ellie Goulding (2015)
76. “Ho Hey” The Lumineers (2012)
77. “Starboy” The Weeknd with Daft Punk (2016)
78. “Let It Go” Idina Menzel (2013)
79. “Locked Out of Heaven” Bruno Mars (2012)
80. “Thank U, Next” Ariana Grande (2018)

81. “One More Night” Maroon 5 (2012)
82. “Sunflower” Post Malone with Swae Lee (2018)
83. “Lean On” Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
84. “Take Me to Church” Hozier (2013)
85. “Payphone” Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (2012)
86. “The Monster” Eminem & Rihanna (2013)
87. “Humble” Kendrick Lamar (2017)
88. “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” Cardi B (2017)
89. “Chandelier” Sia (2014)
90. “OMG” Usher with will.i.am (2010)

91. “I Like It” Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin (2018)
92. “Blinding Lights” The Weeknd (2019)
93. “Timber” Pitbull with Ke$ha (2013)
94. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” Silento (2015)
95. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift (2012)
96. “Bad Blood” Taylor Swift (2014)
97. “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus (2013)
98. “Cruise” Florida Georgia Line with Nelly (2012)
99. “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People (2010)
100. “Circles” Post Malone (2019)

Dave's Faves: My Top 100 Songs 2010-2019

First posted 5/6/2020.

Dave’s Faves:
My Top 100 Songs of the Decade

2010-2019

These are my personal favorite top 100 songs from 2010-2019. To see a list of the top 100 songs based on Dave’s Music Database, go here.

1. Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (2012)
2. Michael Franti & Spearhead with Sonna Rele “Once a Day” (2015)
3. Disturbed “The Sounds of Silence” (2015)
4. Sturgill Simpson “In Bloom” (2016)
5. The War on Drugs “Under the Pressure” (2014)
6. Sturgill Simpson “The Promise” (2014)
7. Charles Bradley “Changes’ (2015)
8. Keala Settle & the Greatest Showman Ensemble “This Is Me” (2017)
9. Sheryl Crow with Johnny Cash “Redemption Day” (2019)
10. Michael Franti & Spearhead “The Sound of Sunshine” (2010)

11. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (2018)
12. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Life Is Better with You” (2013)
13. Keb’ Mo’ “This Is My Home” (2019)
14. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Son of a Bitch” (2015)
15. Grouplove “Ways to Go” (2013)
16. Bruce Springsteen “We Take Care of Our Own” (2012)
17. The XX “I Dare You” (2017)
18. Lorde “Royals” (2013)
19. David Bowie “Lazarus” (2015)
20. Heart “Stairway to Heaven (live)” (2012)

21. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” (2010)
22. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
23. AJR “Birthday Party” (2019)
24. Alabama Shakes “Hold On” (2012)
25. John Mellencamp “Save Some Time to Dream” (2010)
26. Artists of Then, Now & Forever “Forever Country” (2016)
27. Bruce Springsteen “Rocky Ground” (2012)
28. Justin Currie “Every Song’s the Same” (2013)
29. Cee-Lo Green “Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)” (2010)
30. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit “If We Were Vampires” (2017)

31. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (2012)
32. Hozier “Take Me to Church” (2013)
33. Pearl Jam “Sirens” (2013)
34. Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) with Bruce Springsteen “Sexy and I Know It (live)” (2012)
35. Justin Currie “Hey Polly” (2017)
36. Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) with Bruce Springsteen “Whip My Hair (live)” (2012)
37. Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow” (2013)
38. LP “Lost on You” (2016)
39. The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (2010)
40. Janelle Monáe “Make Me Feel” (2018)

41. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Nobody Cries Alone” (2018)
42. Band of Horses “Laredo” (2010)
43. k.d. lang, Neko Case, & Laura Veirs “Atomic Number” (2016)
44. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
45. Michael Franti & Spearhead “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” (2013)
46. Chris Cornell “I Will Always Love You (live)” (2012)
47. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018)
48. Fun. with Janelle Monáe “We Are Young” (2011)
49. David Bowie “Blackstar” (2015)
50. Chris Cornell “Nothing Compares 2 U (live)” (2016)

51. The Rainmakers “Like Dogs” (2011)
52. Chris Difford “Like I Did” (2010)
53. Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks” (2011)
54. Michael Franti & Spearhead “11:59” (2013)
55. Sheppard “Geronimo” (2014)
56. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
57. Courtney Barnett “Dead Fox” (2015)
58. Shovels & Rope “I Know” (2016)
59. Neil Finn “Song of the Lonely Mountain” (2012)
60. Michael Franti & Spearhead “This World Is So Fucked Up But I Ain't Ever Givin' Up on It” (2019)

61. Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” (2012)
62. Brandi Carlile “The Joke” (2017)
63. Bruce Springsteen “Sundown” (2019)
64. Paul Simon “Wristband” (2016)
65. Chris Difford “Goldfish” (2010)
66. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Good to Be Alive Today” (2016)
67. Justin Currie “The Fight to Be Human” (2010)
68. Spoon “Do You” (2014)
69. Pink with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me a Reason” (2012)
70. The Highwomen “Highwomen” (2019)

71. Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen “That’s What Makes Us Great” (2017)
72. Helping Haiti “Everybody Hurts” (2010)
73. Roger Waters “Déjà Vu (If I Had Been God)” (2017)
74. John Mellencamp “Easter Eve” (2010)
75. Kacey Musgraves “Kansas City Star” (2018)
76. Bastille “Pompeii” (2013)
77. Bruce Springsteen “Hello Sunshine” (2019)
78. Alan Parsons “As Lights Fall” (2019)
79. Weezer “Africa” (2018)
80. AJR “Dear Winter” (2019)

81. Pink Floyd “Louder Than Words” (2014)
82. Janelle Monáe with Big Boi “Tightrope” (2010)
83. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
84. Playing for Change “Biko” (2010)
85. Keb’ Mo’ “Old Me Better” (2014)
86. Arcade Fire “Afterlife” (2013)
87. Neko Case “Last Lion of Albion” (2018)
88. The Rainmakers “Last Song of the Evening” (2011)
89. Kurt Vile with Courtney Barnett “Over Everything” (2017)
90. Fiona Apple “Pure Imagination” (2013)

91. Beck “Up All Night” (2017)
92. Muse “Madness” (2012)
93. X Ambassadors “Renegades” (2015)
94. Kongos “Come with Me Now” (2012)
95. Hozier with Mavis Staples “Nina Cried Power” (2018)
96. Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance” (2014)
97. The Rainmakers “Half a Horse Apiece” (2011)
98. Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (2012)
99. Prince “Rock and Roll Love Affair” (2012)
100. Elvis Costello “Six Months in Kansas City” (2014)


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Q Magazine: Albums of the Year

First posted 12/31/2020.

Q Magazine:

Albums of the Year, 1965-2019

The British music magazine Q launched in 1986 and ceased publication in July 2020. They published year-end lists from 1986 through 2019, but this list includes albums dating back to 1965 based on best-of-all-time lists also published by the magazine. In some cases, the year-end lists did not rank the albums. In such cases, the album of the year was determined by which album on the list ranked highest in Dave’s Music Database.

Check out other album of the year awards here.


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2019: Top 25 Albums

First posted 1/8/2021.

Dave’s Music Database:

Top Albums of 2019

Based on a combination of year-end lists and overall status in Dave’s Music Database, these are the top 25 albums of 2019:

  1. Bilie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  2. Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
  3. Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!
  4. Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride
  5. Taylor Swift Lover
  6. Lizzo Cuz I Love You
  7. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Ghosteen
  8. Solange When I Get Home
  9. Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding
  10. Tyler, the Creator Igor

  11. Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka
  12. Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
  13. Bon Iver i, i
  14. The Highwomen The Highwomen
  15. Dave Psychodrama
  16. Brittany Howard Jaime
  17. Ed Sheeran No. 6 Collaborations Project
  18. Sturgill Simpson Sound & Fury
  19. The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger
  20. Cage the Elephant Social Cues

  21. The Who Who
  22. Summer Walker Over It
  23. Lil Nas X 7
  24. Beck Hyperspace
  25. Anderson.Paak Ventura

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USA: #1 Pop Songs, 2010-2019

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

2010-2019

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 2010 to 2019. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-present (RR)
Numbers following the letter codes indicate how many weeks the song spent at #1 on that chart.

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


2010:

  1. 1/2: Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (BB: 9, BA: 7, DG: 6, RR: 7)

  2. 2/6: Taylor Swift “Today Was a Fairytale” (DG: 1)
  3. 2/20: Black Eyed Peas “Imma Be” (BB: 2, DG: 2)
  4. 2/27: Artists for Haiti “We Are the World 25: For Haiti” (DG: 2)

  5. 3/14: Lady Gaga with Beyoncé “Telephone” (RR: 4)
  6. 3/20: Taio Cruz with Ludacrs “Break Your Heart” (BB: 1, DG: 3, RR: 3)
  7. 3/20: Young Money with Lloyd “Bedrock” (BA: 1)
  8. 3/27: Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (BA: 2)
  9. 3/27: Rihanna “Rude Boy” (BB: 5, BA: 6, RR: 2)

  10. 4/10: Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (DG: 3)
  11. 4/11: Jason Derulo “In My Head” (RR: 2)

  12. 5/1: B.o.B. with Bruno Mars “Nothin’ on You” (BB: 2, BA: 3, DG: 2, RR: 2)
  13. 5/15: Usher with will.i.am “OMG” (BB: 4, BA: 7, DG: 2)
  14. 5/22: Eminem “Not Afraid” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  15. 5/29: Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (BB: 6, BA: 3, DG: 5, RR: 7)

  16. 6/6: Ke$ha “Your Love Is My Drug” (RR: 2)

  17. 7/10: Eminem with Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (BB: 7, BA: 8, DG: 7, RR: 2)

  18. 8/21: Taylor Swift “Mine” (DG: 1)
  19. 8/22: Taio Cruz “Dynamite” (RR: 4)

  20. 9/4: Lil Wayne with Drake “Right Above It” (DG: 1)
  21. 9/11: Katy Perry “Teenage Dream” (BB: 2, BA: 1, DG: 2, RR: 4)
  22. 9/25: Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (BB: 4, BA: 7, DG: 2, RR: 3)

  23. 10/2: Rihanna “Only Girl in the World” (BB: 1, BA: 3, DG: 1, RR: 3)
  24. 10/16: Far East Movement with Cataracs & Dev “Like a G6” (BB: 3, DG: 3)
  25. 10/30: Taylor Swift “Back to December” (DG: 1)

  26. 11/7: Nelly “Just a Dream” (RR: 2)
  27. 11/13: Ke$ha “We R Who We R” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  28. 11/20: Rihanna with Drake “What’s My Name?” (BB: 1, BA: 7, DG: 1)
  29. 11/27: Glee Cast “Teenage Dream” (DG: 1)

  30. 12/4: Cee-Lo Green “Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)” (BA: 1, RR: 1)
  31. 12/4: Glee Cast with Gwyneth Paltrow “Forget You” (DG: 1)
  32. 12/11: Katy Perry “Firework” (BB: 4, BA: 1, DG: 3, RR: 4)
  33. 12/11: Pink “Raise Your Glass” (BB: 1, RR: 2)

2011:

  1. 1/1: Bruno Mars “Grenade” (BB: 4, BA: 3, DG: 5, RR: 5)
  2. 1/29: Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

  3. 2/12: Pink “Fuckin’ Perfect” (DG: 1, RR: 1)
  4. 2/19: Wiz Khalifa “Black and Yellow” (BB: 1)
  5. 2/19: Dr. Dre with Eminem & Skylar Grey “I Need a Doctor” (DG: 1)
  6. 2/26: Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (BB: 6, BA: 1, DG: 4, RR: 1)
  7. 2/27: Enrique Iglesias with Ludacris & DJ Frank E “Tonight I’m Lovin’ You (aka ‘Tonight I’m Fuckin’ You’)” (BA: 2, RR: 3)

  8. 3/26: Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.” (BB: 5, BA: 5, DG: 7, RR: 6)

  9. 4/10: Rihanna with Britney Spears “S & M” (BB: 1, BA: 3, DG: 1, RR: 1)

  10. 5/21: Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (BB: 7, BA: 6, DG: 6, RR: 5)

  11. 7/2: Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (BB: 2, BA: 5, DG: 2, RR: 5)
  12. 7/3: Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer “Give Me Everything” (BB: 1, BA: 3, RR: 3)
  13. 7/16: LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (BB: 6, BA: 2, DG: 6, RR: 1)

  14. 8/27: Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (BB: 4, BA: 7, DG: 5, RR: 6)

  15. 9/3: Lil Wayne with Drake “She Will” (DG: 1)
  16. 9/4: Britney Spears “I Wanna Go” (RR: 2)
  17. 9/17: Adele “Someone Like You” (BB: 5, BA: 2, DG: 4)

  18. 10/30: Gym Class Heroes with Adam Levine “Stereo Hearts” (RR: 3)

  19. 11/5: Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (BB: 10, BA: 12, DG: 5, RR: 7)
  20. 11/20: David Guetta with Usher “Without You” (RR: 2)

  21. 12/10: LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It” (BB: 2, DG: 5)
  22. 12/17: Bruno Mars “It Will Rain” (DG: 1, RR: 1)

2012:

  1. 1/21: Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” (DG: 1)
  2. 1/28: Adele “Set Fire to the Rain” (BB: 2, BA: 6, DG: 1, RR: 4)
  3. 1/29: Katy Perry “The One That Got Away” (RR: 1)

  4. 2/4: David Guetta with Nicki Minaj “Turn Me On” (DG: 1)
  5. 2/5: Flo Rida “Good Feeling” (RR: 1)
  6. 2/11: Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (BB: 3, BA: 2, DG: 2, RR: 4)
  7. 2/25: fun. with Janelle Monae “We Are Young” (BB: 6, BA: 6, DG: 7, RR: 4)

  8. 3/3: Katy Perry “Part of Me” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

  9. 4/8: The Wanted “Glad You Came” (RR: 2)
  10. 4/14: Justin Bieber “Boyfriend” (DG: 1)
  11. 4/28: Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (BB: 8, BA: 6, DG: 4, RR: 3)

  12. 5/5: Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (BA: 6, DG: 1, RR: 4)

  13. 6/2: Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (BA: 9, DG: 8, RR: 3)

  14. 7/28: Katy Perry “Wide Awake” (DG: 1, RR: 3)

  15. 8/4: Flo Rida “Whistle” (BB: 2, DG: 3, RR: 1)
  16. 8/12: Ellie Goulding “Lights” (BA: 5, RR: 2)
  17. 8/18: Phillip Phillips “Home” (DG: 1)

  18. 9/1: Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (BB: 3, DG: 5)
  19. 9/2: Demi Lovato “Give Your Heart a Break” (RR: 2)
  20. 9/23: Pink “Blow Me One Last Kiss” (BA: 3, RR: 1)
  21. 9/29: Maroon 5 “One More Night” (BB: 9, BA: 8, RR: 8)

  22. 10/6: Psy “Gangnam Style” (DG: 6, ST: 6)
  23. 10/13: Taylor Swift “Begin Again” (DG: 1)
  24. 10/20: One Direction “Live While We’re Young” (DG: 1)
  25. 10/27: Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (BA: 4, DG: 3, RR: 6)

  26. 11;25: Ke$ha “Die Young” (RR: 3)

  27. 12/1: Rihanna “Diamonds” (BB: 3, BA: 3, DG: 1)
  28. 12/15: will.i.am. with Britney Spears “Scream & Shout” (DG: 1)
  29. 12/16: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” (BB: 5, BA: 7, DG: 3, RR: 6)

2013:

  1. 1/19: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (BB: 6, BA: 2, DG: 10, ST: 8, RR: 2)

  2. 2/1: Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Drunk in Love” (ST: 4)

  3. 3/3: Baauer “Harlem Shake” (BB: 5, ST: 8)
  4. 3/24: Maroon 5 “Daylight” (RR: 1)
  5. 3/31: Bruno Mars “When I Was Your Man” (BB: 1, BA: 5, DG: 1, RR: 3)

  6. 4/6: Pink with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me a Reason” (BB: 3, BA: 1, DG: 4, RR: 2)
  7. 4/21: Rihanna with Mikky Ekko “Stay” (BA: 2, RR: 2)
  8. 4/27: Psy “Gentleman” (ST: 2)

  9. 5/11: Macklemore with Ray Dalton “Can’t Hold Us” (BB: 5, DG: 5, RR: 3)
  10. 5/19: Justin Timberlake “Mirrors” (BA: 7, RR: 3)

  11. 6/15: Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (BB: 12, BA: 11, DG: 10, RR: 10)
  12. 6/30: Selena Gomez “Come and Get It” (RR: 1)

  13. 7/6: Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” (ST: 11)

  14. 8/6: Katy Perry “Rise” (DG: 1)
  15. 8/10: One Direction “Best Song Ever” (DG: 1)
  16. 8/31: Katy Perry “Roar” (BB: 2, BA: 4, DG: 4, ST: 1, RR: 5)

  17. 9/28: Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (BB: 3, BA: 1, ST: 13, RR: 3)

  18. 10/5: Lorde “Royals” (BB: 9, BA: 6, DG: 5, RR: 1)
  19. 10/19: Ylvis “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” (ST: 2)
  20. 10/27: Avici with Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up!” (BA: 1, RR: 3)

  21. 11/2: Eminem “Rap God” (DG: 1)
  22. 11/16: Eminem with Rihanna “The Monster” (BB: 4, BA: 6, DG: 3, ST: 1, RR: 4)
  23. 11/23: A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera “Say Something” (DG: 3)
  24. 11/23: Lady Gaga “Dope” (ST: 1)

  25. 12/8: Imagine Dragons “Demons” (RR: 1)
  26. 12/14: Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (BB: 3, DG: 4, RR: 3)

2014:

  1. 1/11: Miley Cyrus “Adore You” (ST: 1)
  2. 1/12: One Republic “Counting Stars” (BA: 4, RR: 1)
  3. 1/24: Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (BB: 14, BA: 12, DG: 13, ST: 12, RR: 6)

  4. 2/8: Katy Perry with Juicy J “Dark Horse” (BB: 4, BA: 2, DG: 5, ST: 7, RR: 5)

  5. 3/1: Pharrell Williams “Happy” (BB: 10, BA: 8, DG: 11, ST: 4, RR: 3)
  6. 3/16: Lorde “Team” (RR: 1)
  7. 3/29: Soko “We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow” (ST: 1)

  8. 4/13: Jason Derulo with 2 Chainz “Talk Dirty” (RR: 1)
  9. 4/20: John Legend “All of Me” (BB: 3, BA: 7, RR: 5)

  10. 5/17: Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (DG: 3, RR: 2)
  11. 5/25: Justin Timberlake “Not a Bad Thing” (RR: 2)
  12. 5/31: Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (BB: 7, BA: 3, DG: 4, ST: 14, RR: 3)

  13. 7/5: Magic! “Rude” (BB: 6, BA: 1, DG: 3, RR: 3)
  14. 7/12: Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (BA: 6, DG: 2, RR: 2)
  15. 7/13: Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong?” (BA: 4, RR: 2)

  16. 8/9: Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down” (DG: 1)
  17. 8/16: Jessie J with Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (DG: 1, RR: 1)
  18. 8/23: Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (BB: 8, BA: 3, DG: 8, ST: 10, RR: 3)
  19. 8/31: Charli XCX “Boom Clap” (RR: 3)

  20. 9/6: Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (BB: 4, BA: 4, DG: 4, ST: 2, RR: 2)
  21. 9/6: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” (ST: 3)

  22. 10/19: Iggy Azalea with Rita Ora “Black Widow” (RR: 1)

  23. 11/1: Taylor Swift “Out of the Woods” (DG: 1)
  24. 11/9: Tove Lo “Habits (Stay High)” (BA: 1, RR: 1)
  25. 11/15: Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (BB: 7, BA: 6, DG: 7, ST: 7, RR: 5)
  26. 11/16: Maroon 5 “Animals” (BA: 4, RR: 4)

2015:

  1. 1/18: Nick Jonas “Jealous” (RR: 1)
  2. 2/28: Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (DG: 1, RR: 1)

  3. 3/15: Taylor Swift “Style” (RR: 3)

  4. 4/5: Maroon 5 “Sugar” (RR: 2)
  5. 4/18: Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (BB: 12, BA: 6, DG: 7, ST: 8, RR: 4)
  6. 4/19: Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (BA: 1, RR: 3)

  7. 5/9: The Weeknd “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” (BA: 4, RR: 1)

  8. 6/6: Taylor Swift with Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (BB: 1, BA: 5, DG: 5, RR: 6)
  9. 6/14: Jason Derulo “Want to Want Me” (RR: 1)
  10. 6/20: Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” (ST: 7)

  11. 7/11: Selena Gomez with A$AP Rocky “Good for You” (DG: 1, RR: 3)
  12. 7/18: OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” (BB: 6, DG: 4, RR: 1)

  13. 8/8: Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (ST: 10)
  14. 8/9: The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (BB: 3, BA: 7, DG: 3, RR: 4)
  15. 8/22: One Direction “Drag Me Down” (DG: 1)

  16. 9/6: Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ “Lean On” (RR: 1)
  17. 9/12: R. City with Adam Levine “Locked Away” (DG: 1, RR: 2)
  18. 9/19: Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (BB: 1, DG: 3, RR: 1)

  19. 10/3: The Weeknd “The Hills” (BB: 6, BA: 2, DG: 3, ST: 4)
  20. 10/24: Drake “Hotline Bling” (DG: 2)
  21. 10/25: Taylor Swift “Wildest Dreams” (BA: 2, RR: 2)

  22. 11/8: Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (RR: 2)
  23. 11/14: Adele “Hello” (BB: 10, BA: 11, DG: 7, ST: 7: RR: 4)

  24. 12/12: Justin Bieber “Sorry” (BB: 3, BA: 2, DG: 1, ST: 8, RR: 3)
  25. 12/26: Jordan Smith “Somebody to Love” (DG: 1)

2016:

  1. 1/2: Jordan Smith “Mary Did You Know?” (DG: 1)
  2. 1/10: Selena Gomez “Same Old Love” (RR: 2)
  3. 1/23: Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (BB: 2, BA: 11, DG: 3, RR: 4)
  4. 1/24: Alessia Cara “Here” (RR: 1)

  5. 2/13: Rihanna with Drake “Work” (BB: 9, DG: 2, ST: 8)
  6. 2/20: Zayn “Pillow Talk” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1, RR: 2)
  7. 2/27: Flo Rida “My House” (DG: 2, RR: 3)
  8. 2/28: Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (RR: 2)

  9. 3/19: Kelly Clarkson “Piece by Piece” (DG: 1)
  10. 3/26: Lukas Graham “7 Years” (BA: 4, DG: 3, RR: 1)

  11. 4/3: Selena Gomez “Hands to Myself” (RR: 1)
  12. 4/9: Meghan Trainor “No” (DG: 1)
  13. 4/10: G-Eazy with Bebe Rexha “Me, Myself & I” (RR: 2)
  14. 4/23: Drake with the Throne “Pop Style” DG: 1)
  15. 4/30: Drake with Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance” (BB: 10, BA: 5, DG: 2, ST: 1, RR: 1)
  16. 4/30: Desiigner “Panda” (BB: 2, ST: 14)

  17. 5/8: Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (RR: 2)
  18. 5/28: Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (BB: 1, BA: 5, DG: 10, RR: 2)
  19. 5/29: Fifth Harmony with Ty Dolla $ign “Work from Home” (RR: 2)

  20. 6/26: The Chainsmokers with Daya “Don’t Let Me Down” (RR: 3)

  21. 7/24: Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (BB: 4, BA: 8, RR: 6)

  22. 8/13: Major Lazer with Justin Bieber & MØ “Cold Water” (DG: 1, ST: 3, RR: 1)
  23. 8/20: The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (BB: 12, BA: 11, DG: 13, ST: 12, RR: 10)
  24. 8/27: DJ Snake with Justin Bieber “Let Me Love You” (DG: 1, RR: 1)
  25. 8/28: Twenty One Pilots “Ride” (RR: 1)

  26. 9/11: Adele “Send My Love to Your New Lover” (RR: 1)

  27. 11/26: Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane “Black Beatles” (BB: 7, DG: 6, ST: 7)

  28. 12/11: Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (RR: 5)
  29. 12/31: Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know” (BA: 8, RR: 1)
  30. 12/31: Zayn with Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (DG: 2)

2017:

  1. 1/7: The Weeknd with Daft Punk “Starboy” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  2. 1/14: Migos with Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee” (BB: 3, ST: 10)
  3. 1/21: Bruno Mars “24K Magic” (DG: 1)
  4. 1/22: Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful” (RR: 2)
  5. 1/28: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (BB: 12, BA: 12, DG: 10, ST: 4, RR: 9)

  6. 2/5: Machine Gun Kelly with Camila Cabello “Bad Things” (RR: 2)
  7. 2/25: Lady Gaga “Million Reasons” (DG: 1)

  8. 4/22: Kendrick Lamar “Humble” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 4)
  9. 4/29: Harry Styles “Sign of the Times” (DG: 1)
  10. 4/30: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (BB: 1, BA: 9, RR: 4)

  11. 5/6: Zedd with Alessia Cara “Stay” (DG: 1, RR: 6)
  12. 5/13: Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (BB: 16, BA: 5, DG: 17, ST: 16, RR: 5)
  13. 5/20: DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1)
  14. 5/21: The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (RR: 1)

  15. 8/13: Shawn Mendes “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (RR: 2)
  16. 8/26: DJ Khaled with Rihanna & Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts” (BA: 4)
  17. 8/27: Charlie Puth “Attention” (BA: 5, RR: 4)

  18. 9/16: Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” (BB: 3, DG: 1, ST: 2, RR: 1)
  19. 9/23: Taylor Swift “Ready for It?” (DG: 1)
  20. 9/24: Niall Horan “Slow Hands” (RR: 2)
  21. 9/30: Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” (BB: 3, ST: 2)
  22. 9/30: Sam Smith “Too Good at Goodbyes” (DG: 1)

  23. 10/7: Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (BB: 8, DG: 1, ST: 14)
  24. 10/8: Liam Payne with Quavo “Strip That Down” (RR: 1)
  25. 10/14: Imagine Dragons “Thunder” (BA: 3, DG: 3, RR: 1)
  26. 10/21: J. Balvin with Willy William & Beyoncé “Mi Gente” (DG: 1)
  27. 10/22: Demi Loavto “Sorry Not Sorry” (RR: 2)
  28. 10/28: Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” (BA: 5, RR: 2)
  29. 10/28: Lin-Manuel Miranda featuring Artists for Puerto Rico “Almost Like Praying” (DG: 1)

  30. 11/5: Logic with Alessia Cara & Khalid “1-800-273-8255” (RR: 1)
  31. 11/11: Taylor Swift “Gorgeous” (DG: 1)
  32. 11/25: Taylor Swift “Call It What You Want” (DG: 1)
  33. 11/26: Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (BB: 1, BA: 4, DG: 2, ST: 1, RR: 7)

  34. 12/16: Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (BB: 6, BA: 9, DG: 8, ST: 1, RR: 2)

2018:

  1. 1/20: Bruno Mars with Cardi B “Finesse” (BA: 4, ST: 1, RR: 1)
  2. 1/28: Dua Lipa “New Rules” (RR: 5)

  3. 2/3: Drake “God’s Plan” (BB: 11, DG: 6, ST: 11)
  4. 2/10: Justin Timberlake with Chris Stapleton “Say Something” (DG: 1)

  5. 3/4: NF “Let You Down” (RR: 1)
  6. 3/10: Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho” (BB: 1, DG: 2, RR: 4)
  7. 3/11: G-Eazy with Halsey “Him & I” (RR: 2)
  8. 3/31: Lin-Manuel Miranda with Ben Platt “Found/Tonight” (DG: 1)

  9. 4/1: Zedd with Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle” (BA: 9, RR: 6)
  10. 4/14: Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be” (BA: 5)
  11. 4/21: Drake “Nice for What” (BB: 8, DG: 1, ST: 4)
  12. 4/28: Carrie Underwood “Cry Pretty” (DG: 1)

  13. 5/5: Ariana Grande “No Tears Left to Cry” (DG: 1, RR: 1)
  14. 5/6: Camila Cabello “Never Be the Same” (DG: 1, RR: 4)
  15. 5/19: Childish Gambino “This Is America” (BB: 2, DG: 2, ST: 3)

  16. 6/2: BTS “Fake Love” (DG: 1)
  17. 6/9: Lil Baby with Drake “Yes Indeed” (ST: 1)
  18. 6/16: Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (BB: 7, BA: 16, DG: 6, RR: 5)
  19. 6/16: Kanye West “All Mine” (ST: 1)
  20. 6/23: Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams” (DG: 2)
  21. 6/30: XXXtentacion “Sad!” (BB: 1, DG: 2)

  22. 7/8: Bazzi “Mine” (RR: 1)
  23. 7/14: Drake “Nonstop” (ST: 1)
  24. 7/21: Drake “In My Feelings” (BB: 10, DG: 6, ST: 8)
  25. 7/21: Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin “I Like It” (BB: 1, BA: 2, DG: 1)
  26. 7/22: Taylor Swift “Delicate” (RR: 1)

  27. 9/2: Post Malone “Better Now” (RR: 2)
  28. 9/8: BTS with Nicki Minaj “Idol” (DG: 1)
  29. 9/15: Eminem with Joyner Lucas “Lucky You” (ST: 1)
  30. 9/16: Khalid with Normani “Love Lies” (RR: 2)
  31. 9/22: Kanye West with Lil Pump “I Love It” (ST: 2)
  32. 9/22: Machine Gun Kelly “Rap Devil” (DG: 1)

    9/29: Eminem “Killshot” (DG: 2)

  33. 9/30: 5 Seconds of Summer “Youngblood” (RR: 5)

  34. 10/13: Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (BB: 1, DG: 10)
  35. 10/13: Lil Wayne with Lamar Kendrick “Mona Lisa” (ST: 1)
  36. 10/20: Lil Baby with Gunna “Drip Too Hard” (ST: 1)
  37. 10/27: Kodak Black with Travis Scott & Offset “Zeze” (ST: 3)

  38. 11/4: Ariana Grande “God Is a Woman” (RR: 2)
  39. 11/17: Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (BB; 7, DG: 2, ST: 7, RR: 1)
  40. 11/18: Marshmello with Bastille “Happier” (BA: 1, RR: 3)

  41. 12/1: Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (BA: 14, RR: 6)
  42. 12/1: Halsey “Without Me” (BB: 2, BA: 5, DG: 6, RR: 4)
  43. 12/8: Travis Scott with Drake “Sicko Mode” (BB: 1, ST: 1)

2019:

  1. 1/12: Post Malone with Swae Lee “Sunflower” (BB: 1, DG: 3, ST: 3)

  2. 2/2: Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (BB: 8, BA: 2, DG: 3, ST: 8, RR: 6)
  3. 2/24: Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid “Eastside” (RR: 2)

  4. 3/2: Cardi B with Bruno Mars “Please Me” (DG: 1)
  5. 3/16: Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (BB: 1, BA: 6, DG: 1, ST: 1, RR: 6)

  6. 4/13: Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (BB: 19, DG: 16, ST: 20)
  7. 4/13: Blake Shelton “God’s Country” (DG: 1)

  8. 5/11: Taylor Swift with Brendon Urie “Me!” (DG: 1)
  9. 5/18: Sam Smith with Normani “Dancing with a Stranger” (BA: 2, RR: 2)
  10. 5/25: Ed Sheeran with Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care” (BA: 1, DG: 1, RR: 3)

  11. 6/16: Post Malone “Wow.” (RR: 1)
  12. 6/22: Khalid “Talk” (BA: 11, RR: 4)
  13. 6/29: Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down” (DG: 1)

  14. 8/11: Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” (BA: 1, RR: 2)
  15. 8/25: Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello “Señorita” (BB: 1, BA: 2, RR: 4)
  16. 8/31: Lil Tecca “Ran$om” (ST: 7)
  17. 8/31: Taylor Swift “Lover” (DG: 2)

  18. 9/7: Lizzo “Truth Hurts” (BB: 7, BA: 6, DG: 5, RR: 4)
  19. 10/5: Maroon 5 “Memories” (ST: 3, RR: 2)
  20. 10/19: Dan + Shy with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours” (DG: 1)
  21. 10/19: Travis Scott “Highest in the Room” (BB: 1, DG: 3, ST: 3)
  22. 10/20: Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” (BB: 3, BA: 3, RR: 4)

  23. 11/2: Selena Gomez “Lose You to Love Me” (BB: 1, DG: 2, ST: 1, RR: 1)
  24. 11/17: Post Malone “Circles” (BB: 3, BA: 11, DG: 1, RR: 7)
  25. 11/24: Lizzo “Good As Hell” (BA: 4, DG: 1, RR: 4)
  26. 11/30: Arizona Zervas “Roxanne” (ST: 2)

  27. 12/14: The Weeknd “Heartless” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  28. 12/28: Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani “Nobody But You” (DG: 1)

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First posted 11/16/2021.

Top 50 Songs of 2019

Dave’s Music Database:

Top 50 Songs of 2019

These are the top 50 songs of the year based on their overall performance in Dave’s Music Database, which is determined by combining chart data, sales figures, streaming, video views, and aggregates from year-end lists.

Check out “Top Songs and Albums of the Year” lists here.

  1. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights
  2. Billie Eilish “Bad Guy
  3. Ariana Grande “7 Rings
  4. Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello “Señorita”
  5. Post Malone “Circles”
  6. Tones and I “Dance Monkey”
  7. Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
  8. Roddy Ricch “The Box”
  9. Ed Sheeran with Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”
  10. Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”

  11. Maroon 5 “Memories”
  12. Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth “I Hope”
  13. Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar”
  14. Khalid “Talk”
  15. Maren Morris “The Bones”
  16. Billie Eilish “Everything I Wanted”
  17. Lewis Capaldi “Before You Go”
  18. Sam Smith with Normani “Dancing with a Stranger”
  19. Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
  20. Taylor Swift “You Need to Calm Down”

  21. Harry Styles “Adore You”
  22. Chris Brown with Drake “No Guidance”
  23. The Black Keys “Lo/Hi”
  24. Travis Scott “Highest in the Room”
  25. Taylor Swift with Brendon Urie “Me!”
  26. Arizona Zervas “Roxanne”
  27. J. Cole “Middle Child”
  28. Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
  29. Selena Gomez “Love You to Love Me”
  30. Cardi B with Bruno Mars “Please Me”

  31. The Weeknd “Heartless”
  32. Vampire Weekend “Harmony Hall”
  33. Camila Cabello with DaBaby “My Oh My”
  34. Ed Sheeran with Khalid “Beautiful People”
  35. The Black Keys “Go”
  36. Shawn Mendes “If I Can’t Have You”
  37. Billie Eilish “Bury a Friend”
  38. Taylor Swift “Lover”
  39. Daddy Yankee with Snow “Con Calma”
  40. Polo G with Lil Tjay “Pop Out”

  41. Jonas Brothers “Only Human”
  42. Blanco Brown “The Git Up”
  43. Lil Nas X “Panini”
  44. Beck “Uneventful Days”
  45. Kygo with Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
  46. The Lumineers “Gloria”
  47. DaBaby “Suge”
  48. Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
  49. Lizzo “Juice”
  50. Roddy Ricch with Mustard “High Fashion”

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First posted 12/26/2021.

Dave’s Faves: #1 Songs in the 2010s

First posted 5/1/2020.

Dave’s Faves:

#1’s: 2010-2019

September 18, 1982. I can peg my fascination with music charts to that date. After listening to a local radio station’s countdown of the hits of the summer, I decided to make my own list of favorites (see original list here). I ended up revising it every few days, eventually developing my own charts which I maintained into the ‘90s.

I’ve also projected before and after those lists to create speculative lists of #1 songs for eras not covered by those original charts. You can check out those links here, but this page is focused on the #1 songs that might have been for me in the 2000s.


2010:

  • Jan. 9: Toy Matinee “Blank Page” (3 wks)
  • Jan. 30: Eddie Vedder “My City of Ruins” (3 wks)
  • Feb. 20: Playing for Change “Biko” (2 wks)
  • Mar. 6: Helping Haiti “Everybody Hurts” (2 wks)
  • Mar. 20: Sheryl Crow with Kid Rock & Keith Urban “Lean on Me (live)” (4 wks)
  • Apr. 17: Band of Horses “Laredo” (3 wks)
  • May 8: The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (3 wks)
  • May 29: Justin Currie “The Fight to Be Human” (3 wks)
  • June 19: Michael Franti & Spearhead “The Sound of Sunshine” (4 wks)
  • July 17: Eminem with Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (3 wks)
  • Aug. 7: Mike Massé with Jeff Hall “Africa” (3 wks)
  • Aug. 28: John Mellencamp “Easter Eve” (3 wks)
  • Sept. 18: John Mellencamp “Save Some Time to Dream” (2 wks)
  • Oct. 8: Cee-Lo Green “Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)” (8 wks)
  • Nov. 27: Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” (3 wks)
  • Dec. 18: Chris Difford “Goldfish” (2 wks)

2011:

  • Jan. 1: Chris Difford “Like I Did” (3 wks)
  • Jan. 22: Chris DIfford “1975” (2 wks)
  • Feb 5: Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (7 wks)
  • Mar. 26: Sandi Thom “The House of the Rising Sun” (3 wks)
  • Apr. 16: Adele “Love Song” (3 wks)
  • May 7: The Rainmakers “Like Dogs” (4 wks)
  • June 11: The Rainmakers “Last Song of the Evening” (3 wks)
  • July 2: Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (4 wks)
  • July 30: Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (8 wks)
  • Sept. 24: Keb’ Mo’ “One of These Nights” (2 wks)
  • Oct. 8: Grouplove “Tongue Tied” (3 wks)
  • Oct. 29: Fun. with Janelle Monae “We Are Young” (6 wks)
  • Dec. 10: Pearl Jam “Mother (live)” (2 wks)
  • Dec. 24: Glen Tilbrook with Nine Below “Chat Line Larry” (2 wks)

2012:

  • Jan. 7: Of Monsters and Men “Little Talks” (3 wks)
  • Jan. 28: Bruce Springsteen “We Take Care of Our Own” (4 wks)
  • Feb. 25: Chris Cornell “I Will Always Love You (live)” (4 wks)
  • Mar. 24: Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) with Bruce Springsteen “Sexy and I Know It (live)” (4 wks)
  • Apr. 21: Alabama Shakes “Hold On” (5 wks)
  • May 26: Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” (2 wks)
  • June 9: Bruce Springsteen “Rocky Ground” (3 wks)
  • June 30: Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (8 wks)
  • Aug. 25: The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (4 wks)
  • Sept. 22: Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) with Bruce Springsteen “Whip My Hair (live)” (3 wks)
  • Oct. 13: Bruce Springsteen “Jack of All Trades” (2 wks)
  • Oct. 27: Psy “Gangnam Style” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 17: Prince “Rock and Roll Love Affair” (2 wks)
  • Dec. 1: Neil Finn “Song of the Lonely Mountain” (4 wks)
  • Dec. 29: Heart “Stairway to Heaven (live)” (8 wks)

2013:

  • Feb. 23: Pink “Just Give Me a Reason” (4 wks)
  • Mar. 23: Bastille “Pompeii” (3 wks)
  • Apr. 13: Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (6 wks)
  • May 25: Jacob Moon “Kayleigh/Lavender (live)” (2 wks)
  • June 8: Lorde “Royals” (4 wks)
  • July 6: Grouplove “Ways to Go” (4 wks)
  • Aug. 3: Justin Currie “Every Song’s the Same” (3 wks)
  • Aug. 24: Sting “Pracitcal Arrangement” (2 wks)
  • Sept. 7: Michael Franti & Spearhead “Life Is Better with You” (4 wks)
  • Oct. 5: Tears for Fears “Ready to Start” (3 wks)
  • Oct. 26: Fiona Apple “Pure Imagination” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 16: Hozier “Take Me to Church” (3 wks)
  • Dec. 7: Pearl Jam “Sirens” (4 wks)

2014:

  • Jan. 4: Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow” (3 wks)
  • Jan. 25: Florida State University AcaBelles “Royals (live)” (2 wks)
  • Feb. 8: Lorde “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (1 wk)
  • Feb. 15: Pharrell Williams “Happy” (5 wks)
  • Mar. 22: U2 “Ordinary Love” (2 wks)
  • Apr. 5: Bruce Springsteen “Don’t Change (live)” (1 wk)
  • Apr. 12: Bruce Springsteen “Stayin’ Alive (live)” (1 wk)
  • Apr. 19: Bruce Springsteen “Royals (live)” (1 wk)
  • Apr. 26: Tegan & Sara with the Lonely Island “Everything Is Awesome!!!” (2 wks)
  • May 10: Glenn Tilbrook “Ice Cream” (2 wks)
  • May 24: Bruce Springsteen “Jump (live)” (1 wk)
  • May 31: Keb’ Mo’ “Old Me Better” (2 wks)
  • June 14: Sturgill Simpson “The Promise” (7 wks)
  • Aug. 2: The War on Drugs “Under the Pressure” (8 wks)
  • Sept. 27: Spoon “Do You” (3 wks)
  • Oct. 18: Melissa Etheridge “What Are You Waiting For?” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 8: New Pornographers “Dancehall Domine” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 29: Pink Floyd “Louder Than Words” (4 wks)
  • Dec. 27: Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (5 wks)

2015:

  • Jan. 31: Simple Minds “Let the Day Begin” (2 wks)
  • Feb. 14: Alabama Shakes “Don’t Wanna Fight” (3 wks)
  • Mar. 7: X Ambassadors “Renegades” (4 wks)
  • Apr. 4: Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (5 wks)
  • May 9: Faith No More “Superhero” (2 wks)
  • May 23: Courtney Barnett “Dead Fox” (4 wks)
  • June 20: The Rainmakers “America” (2 wks)
  • July 4: Michael Franti & Spearhead with Sonna Rele “Once a Day” (7 wks)
  • Aug. 22: Kacey Musgraves “Family Is Family” (2 wks)
  • Sept. 5: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Son of a Bitch” (8 wks)
  • Oct. 31: Lukas Graham “7 Years” (4 wks)
  • Nov. 28: David Bowie “Blackstar” (2 wks)
  • Dec. 12: Disturbed “The Sounds of Silence” (8 wks)

2016:

  • Feb. 6: Charles Bradley “Changes” (4 wks)
  • Mar. 5: David Bowie “Lazarus” (3 wks)
  • Mar. 26: Bruce Springsteen “Rebel Rebel (live)” (1 wk)
  • Apr. 2: Bruce Springsteen”Take It Easy (live)” (2 wks)
  • Apr. 16: Sturgill Simpson “In Bloom” (8 wks)
  • June 11: Bruce Springsteen “Purple Rain (live)” (2 wks)
  • June 25: Paul Simon “Wristband” (3 wks)
  • July 16: Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (3 wks)
  • Aug. 6: Chris Cornell “Nothing Compares 2 U (live)” (4 wks)
  • Sept. 3: Peter Gabriel “I’m Amazing” (2 wks)
  • Sept. 17: k.d. lang, Neko Case, & Laura Veirs “Atomic Number” (4 wks)
  • Oct. 15: Shovels & Rope “I Know” (5 wks)
  • Dec. 3: Artists of Then, Now & Forever “Forever Country” (4 wks)
  • Dec. 31: LP “Lost on You” (5 wks)

2017:

  • Feb. 4: John Mellencamp “Easy Target” (3 wks)
  • Feb. 25: Arcade Fire with Mavis Staples “I Give You Power” (3 wks)
  • Mar. 18: Bruce Springsteen “I’ll Stand by You” (5 wks)
  • Apr. 22: Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen “That’s What Makes Us Great” (5 wks)
  • May 27: Roger Waters “Smell the Roses” (3 wks)
  • June 17: The XX “I Dare You” (5 wks)
  • July 22: Roger Waters “Déjà Vu” (4 wks)
  • Aug. 19: Justin Currie “Hey Polly” (4 wks)
  • Sept. 16: Cage the Elephant “Whole Wide World” (2 wks)
  • Sept. 30: Beck “Up All Night” (4 wks)
  • Oct. 28: Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett “Over Everything” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 18: Keale Settle & the Greatest Showman Ensemble “This Is Me” (7 wks)

2018:

  • Jan. 6: Brandi Carlile “The Joke” (4 wks)
  • Feb. 3: Phoebe Bridgers “Motion Sickness” (3 wks)
  • Feb. 24: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit “If We Were Vampires” (5 wks)
  • Mar. 31: Janelle Monáe “Make Me Feel” (7 wks)
  • May 19: Kacey Musgraves “Space Cowboy” (2 wks)
  • June 2: Weezer “Africa” (4 wks)
  • June 30: Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (6 wks)
  • Aug. 11: Neko Case “Last Lion of Albion” (3 wks)
  • Sept. 1: Kacey Musgraves “Kansas City Star” (5 wks)
  • Oct. 6: Hozier with Mavis Staples “Nina Cried Power” (3 wks)
  • Oct. 27: Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (6 wks)
  • Dec. 8: Una Walkenhorst & Bob Walkenhorst “For Tomorrow” (3 wks)
  • Dec. 29: Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (7 wks)

2019:

  • Feb. 16: Michael Franti & Spearhead “This World Is So Fucked Up But I Ain't Ever Givin' Up on It” (4 wks)
  • Mar. 16: Michael Franti & Spearhead “You’re Number One” (3 wks)
  • Apr. 6: AJR “Birthday Party” (4 wks)
  • May 4: Sheryl Crow & Johnny Cash “Redemption Day” (7 wks)
  • June 22: Bruce Springsteen “Hello Sunshine” (3 wks)
  • July 13: Alan Parsons “As Lights Fall” (3 wks)
  • Aug. 3: Bruce Springsteen “Sundown” (4 wks)
  • Aug. 31: Keb’ Mo’ “This Is My Home” (7 wks)
  • Oct. 19: Brittany Howard “Stay High” (3 wks)
  • Nov. 9: The Who “All This Music Must Fade” (4 wks)

2010s: Top 100 Albums

First posted 5/25/2015; updated 1/14/2021.

2010-2019:

The Top 100 Albums

These are the top albums from 2010-2019 according to Dave’s Music Database, which factors in sales, chart data, awards, album ratings, and appearances on best-of lists. Compilations, archival recordings, and reissues are not factored into this list.

Also, check out annual picks for album of the year.

1. Adele 21 (2011)
2. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
3. Taylor Swift 1989 (2014)
4. Kendrick Lamar Damn. (2017)
5. Adele 25 (2015)
6. Frank Ocean Channel Orange (2012)
7. Beyoncé Lemonade (2016)
8. Kendrick Lamar Good Kid m.A.A.d. City (2012)
9. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
10. Arcade Fire The Suburbs (2010)

11. Taylor Swift Red (2012)
12. David Bowie Blackstar (2016)
13. Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour (2018)
14. Eminem Recovery (2010)
15. Drake Views (2016)
16. Katy Perry Teenage Dream (2010)
17. Beyoncé Beyoncé (2013)
18. Bilie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
19. Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) (2017)
20. D’Angelo & the Vanguard Black Messiah (2015)

21. Frozen (soundtrack, 2013)
22. Frank Ocean Blond (2016)
23. Drake Take Care (2011)
24. PJ Harvey Let England Shake (2011)
25. Ed Sheeran X (Multiply) (2014)
26. Chris Stapleton Traveller (2015)
27. Taylor Swift Speak Now (2010)
28. Lorde Melodrama (2017)
29. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
30. Lady Gaga Born This Way (2011)

31. Rihanna Anti (2016)
32. Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (2014)
33. Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans (2010)
34. Mumford & Sons Babel (2012)
35. Lady Antebellum Need You Now (2010)
36. Janelle Monáe The Arch Android (2010)
37. Solange A Seat at the Table (2016)
38. Lin-Manuel Miranda (composer) Hamilton (cast: 2015)
39. The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (2014)
40. Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016)

41. Daft Punk Random Access Memories (2013)
42. U2 Songs of Innocence (2014)
43. Lana Del Rey Born to Die (2012)
44. Drake Scorpion (2018)
45. Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer, Different Park (2013)
46. Kanye West Yeezus (2013)
47. Ariana Grande Thank U, Next (2019)
48. The Greatest Showman (soundtrack, 2018)
49. Beck Morning Phase (2014)
50. Arctic Monkeys AM (2013)

51. The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)
52. Bruno Mars 24K Magic (2016)
53. Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (2013)
54. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
55. The National High Violet (2010)
56. Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019) 57. Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)
58. The Black Keys Brothers (2010)
59. Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer (2018)
60. St. Vincent St. Vincent (2014)

61. Rihanna Loud (2010)
62. Imagine Dragons Night Visions (2012)
63. Miranda Lambert Platinum (2014)
64. Michael Bublé Christmas (2011)
65. LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening (2010)
66. Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (2015)
67. Cardi B Invasion of Privacy (2018)
68. Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball (2012)
69. Lorde Pure Heroine (2013)
70. Jack White Blunderbuss (2012)

71. Robyn Body Talk (2010)
72. Taylor Swift Reputation (2017)
73. Bon Iver Bon Iver (2011)
74. Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015)
75. Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
76. Tame Impala Currents (2015)
77. Beach House Teen Dream (2010)
78. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born (soundtrack, 2018)
79. Justin Bieber Purpose (2015)
80. Travis Scott Astroworld (2018)

81. FKA Twigs LP1 (2014)
82. Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
83. Taylor Swift Lover (2019)
84. Eric Church Chief (2011)
85. Luke Combs Crash My Party (2013)
86. Justin Bieber My World 2.0 (2010)
87. Nicki Minaj Pink Friday (2010)
88. Ed Sheeran Plus (+) (2011)
89. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party (2010)
90. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)

91. Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018)
92. Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne (2011)
93. Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride (2019)
94. Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019)
95. Florence + the Machine Ceremonials (2011)
96. St. Vincent Strange Mercy (2011)
97. Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
98. Luke Combs This One’s for You (2017)
99. Grimes Art Angels (2015)
100. Jay-Z 4:44 (2017)


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Monday, December 23, 2019

Pearl Jam et al: Top 50 Songs

First posted 9/20/2011; updated 12/21/2019.

Pearl Jam is a Seattle-based grunge-rock group which formed in 1991. Guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament were previously in Green River (1984-1987) and Mother Love Bone (1987-90). When Andrew Wood, the latter’s lead singer, died in 1990, Gossard and Ament united with Soundgarden’s singer Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron (later of Pearl Jam, 1998-) for the one-time Temple of the Dog tribute project.

That project also included singer Eddie Vedder, who would go on to front Pearl Jam. Other members in the band have included Mike McCready (guitarist: 1991-), Dave Krusen (drums: 91-92), Dave Abbruzzese (drums: 92-94), Jack Irons (drums: 94-98), and Boom Gaspar (keyboards: 02-).

The group’s debut album, Ten, is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Albums of All Time. For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.


Top 50 Songs

Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. In addition to Pearl Jam songs, this list includes work by Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, and Eddie Vedder as a solo artist. Songs which hit #1 on the following charts are noted: Billboard album rock tracks (AR), Billboard alternative rock tracks (MR), Billboard adult alternative (AA), and Australian pop charts (AU).

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Jeremy (1991)

DMDB Top 5%:

2. Alive (1991)
3. Daughter (1993) #1 AR, MR
4. Last Kiss (1998) #1 AU

DMDB Top 10%:

5. Better Man (1994) #1 AR
6. Black (1991)
7. The Fixer (2009)
8. Just Breathe (2009) #1 AA
9. Even Flow (1991)
10. Who You Are (1996) #1 MR
11. Wishlist (1998)
12. Sirens (2013) #1 AA

DMDB Top 20%:

13. I Got Id (1995)
14. Hunger Strike (Temple of the Dog, 1991)
15. I Am Mine (2002)
16. Given to Fly (1997) #1 AR
17. Spin the Black Circle (1994)
18. Nothing As It Seems (2000)
19. Yellow Ledbetter (1992)
20. Not for You (1994)

21. Mind Your Manners (2013)
22. Long Road (1995)
23. Go (1993)
24. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town (1993)
25. Crazy Mary (with Victoria Williams, 1992)
26. Off He Goes (1996)
27. Hard Sun (Eddie Vedder, 2007)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

28. Animal (1993)
29. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (Eddie Vedder, 2002)
30. Hail Hail (1996)

31. Say Hello 2 Heaven (Temple of the Dog, 1991)
32. Love Reign O’er Me (2006)
33. Corduroy (1994)
34. World Wide Suicide (2006) #1 MR
35. Dissident (1993)
36. Gone (2006)
37. Immortality (1994)
38. Tremor Christ (1994)
39. Light Years (2000)
40. Glorified G (1993)

41. Man of the Hour (2002)
42. Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone, 1989)
43. Footsteps (1992)
44. Masters of War (Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, live: 1992)
45. All the Way (Eddie Vedder, 2008)
46. Save You (2002)
47. Once (1991)
48. Life Wasted (2006)
49. Do the Evolution (1998)
50. Got Some (2009)

Awards:



Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dave's Music Database Hall of Fame: Music Maker Inductees (December 2019)

Originally posted 12/22/2019; last updated 5/21/2021.

January 22, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the DMDB blog! To honor that, Dave’s Music Database announced its own Hall of Fame. This fourth batch of music maker inductees celebrates the top 10 music makers who made their names primarily as songwriters in the pre-rock era. See the full list of music maker inductees here.

Harold Arlen (1905-1986)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

A highly regarded contributor the Great American Songbook. He composed more than 500 songs, most notably with lyricsts Ted Koehler (“Get Happy,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” “Stormy Weather”), E.Y. “Yip” Harburg (“Over the Rainbow,” “I’ve Got the World on a String”), and Johnny Mercer (“Blues in the Night,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive,” “One for My Baby”). Read more.

Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

Russian-born composer and lyricist. George Gershwin called him “the greatest songwriter who ever lived.” Jerome Kern said, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” A 2001 Time magazine article estimated Berlin wrote around 1250 songs (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Always,” “Blue Skies,” “God Bless America,” “White Christmas”). 25 have reached #1 on the pop charts. He wrote 17 complete scores for Broadway musicals and revues including Call Me Madam and Annie Get Your Gun. List of Berlin songs here. Read more.

George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

Brooklyn-born composer and pianist who wrote popular and classical music (“Swanee,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime,” “Someone to Watch Over Me”), often with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. Wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows (Porgy and Bess) and had work featured in movies (An American in Paris). Read more.

Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

New York-born classical and musical theater composer (“Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” “I Can't Get Started,” “Summertime”). Often worked with his brother, George Gershwin, including the Broadway show Porgy and Bess and the movie An American in Paris. Read more.

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

New York-born musical theater composer who co-wrote 850 songs, most notably with Jerome Kern (“Ol’ Man River,” “All the Things You Are”) and Richard Rodgers (“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Some Enchanted Evening”). He won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Co-wrote musicals Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music. Read more.

Lorenz Hart (1895-1943)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

New York-born musical theater lyricist (“Blue Moon”, “Isn’t It Romantic?”, “My Funny Valentine,” “The Lady Is a Tramp”, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”, “My Funny Valentine”). Often worked with Richard Rodgers (Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey, On Your Toes). Read more.

Jerome Kern (1885-1945)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

New York-born musical theater composer of more than 700 songs (“They Didn't Believe Me,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “All the Things You Are”) used in more than 100 stage works. Collaborated with many of his era’s greatest lyricists, including Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Yip Harburg, and Johnny Mercer. Created dozens of Broadway musicals (Show Boat) and Hollywood films over a career lasting more than four decades. Read more.

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

Singer (“On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,” “Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive,” “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”) songwriter (“Blues in the Night,” “That Old Black Magic,” “One for My Baby,” “Moon River”) who wrote lyrics to more than 1500 songs and more popular songs than any other songwriter in history. Worked in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history’s most famous songwriters and publishers. Received 19 Academy Award nominations. Also a co-founder of Capitol Records. Read more.

Cole Porter (1891-1964)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

Musical theater composer born in Indiana. Songs included “Love for Sale,” “Night and Day,” “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “Begin the Beguine.” Musicals included Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, and High Society. Read more.

Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

Inducted December 2019 as a “Top 10 Songwriter.”

Musical theater songwriter born in New York who composed over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals. He worked with lyricist Lorenz Hart (“Blue Moon,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” Pal Joey) in the 1920s and ‘30s and Oscar Hammerstein II (, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music) in the ‘40s and ‘50s. He was the first person to win the four top American entertainment awards – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. He also won a Pulitzer Prize, making him and Marvin Hamlisch the only two people to do so. Read more.