Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Cover Songs: Top 100

Cover Songs:

Top 100

Cover songs have long been a staple of music, although listeners tend to favor the originals. However, there have been some covers which outshone the original – in some cases, to the point that people may not realize the song with which they’re so familiar is not recorded by the original artist. Here, according to the rankings in Dave’s Music Database, are the top cover songs of all time:

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1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
3. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
4. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
5. Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
6. The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun” (1964)
7. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
8. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)
9. Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” (1956)
10. Artie Shaw “Stardust” (1941)

11. Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
12. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
13. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
14. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
15. Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (1925)
16. Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
17. Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)
18. Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
19. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927)
20. Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)

21. The Kingsmen “Louie Louie” (1963)
22. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)
23. Fats Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
24. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
25. Bing Crosby “Silent Night” (1935)
26. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (1904)
27. Elvis Presley “All Shook Up“ (1957)
28. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
29. Haydn Quartet “In the Good Old Summertime” (1903)
30. Billie Holiday “Summertime” (1936)

31. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
32. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
33. Dooley Wilson “As Time Goes By” (1942)
34. Etta James “At Last” (1961)
35. Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)
36. Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (1960)
37. Woody Herman “Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)” (1941)
38. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)
39. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
40. The Weavers “Goodnight Irene” (1950)

41. Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
42. Louis Armstrong “All of Me” (1932)
43. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
44. Red Nichols “I Got Rhythm” (1930)
45. Vaughn Monroe “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” (1949)
46. Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
47. Pee Wee Hunt “Twelfth Street Rag” (1948)
48. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (1983)
49. Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “Deep Purple” (1939)
50. Ben Selvin “Happy Days Are Here Again” (1930)

51. Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (1918)
52. Vess Ossman “Maple Leaf Rag” (1907)
53. Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry “Walk This Way” (1986)
54. The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (1947)
55. Harry MacDonough “Down by the Old Mill Stream” (1911)
56. John McCormack “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (1915)
57. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961)
58. Paul Whiteman “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (1933)
59. The Beatles “Twist and Shout” (1963)
60. Cliff Edwards “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (1928)

61. The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (1946)
62. Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (1951)
63. Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” (1958)
64. Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
65. Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (1982)
66. Glenn Miller “Tuxedo Junction” (1940)
67. The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
68. Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (1949)
69. Vess Ossman “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1900)
70. Harry Nilsson “Without You” (1971)

71. The Five Satins “In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)” (1956)
72. Bunny Berigan “I Can’t Get Started” (1938)
73. Count Basie “April in Paris” (1956)
74. Rudy Vallee “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
75. Judy Garland with Gene Kelly “For Me and My Gal” (1942)
76. Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
77. Alma Gluck “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” (1915)
78. Paul Whiteman “Three O’Clock in the Morning” (1922)
79. Mitch Miller “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (1955)
80. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)

81. John Yorke Atlee “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)” (1891)
82. Peerless Quartet “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” (1915)
83. Knickerbocker Quartet “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” (1917)
84. Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor “My Funny Valentine” (1945)
85. Fred Astaire “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (1937)
86. The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)” (1961)
87. Louis Armstrong “When the Saints Go Marching In” (1939)
88. Elvis Presley “That’s All Right, Mama” (1954)
89. The Temptations “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” (1972)
90. Dionne Warwick & Friends “That's What Friends Are For” (1985)

91. Paul Whiteman “My Mammy” (1921)
92. Ada Jones & Billy Murray “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” (1911)
93. All-4-One “I Swear” (1994)
94. Louis Armstrong “Hello Dolly!” (1964)
95. Fats Waller “Honeysuckle Rose” (1935)
96. Charles Harrison “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (1918)
97. Roy Acuff “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
98. Ray Noble “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (1936)
99. Ben Selvin “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (1919)
100. Bert Williams “Nobody” (1906)


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First posted 11/23/2018; last updated 6/30/2021.

Children’s Songs and Nursery Rhymes: Top 100

Children’s Songs and Nursery Rhymes:

Top 100

While most of the song lists at Dave’s Music Database focus on specific recordings by specific artists, this list focuses on songs without any specific recordings. This is an aggregate of 30 best-of lists focused on children’s songs and nursery rhymes. Some of the nursery rhymes date back a few centuries while there are also songs from the last decade which were popularized in Disney films and other animated fare. The song’s title and year of publication are listed.

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1. “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” (1706)
2. “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (1806)
3. “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” (1910)
4. “The Wheels on the Bus” (1939)
5. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (1852)
6. “If You’re Happy and You Know It” (1905)
7. “Alphabet Song (The ABC Song)” (1761)
8. “Bingo (B-I-N-G-O)” (1780)
9. “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” (1961)
10. “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” (based on “Shortenin’ Bread,” 1900)

11. “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (1830)
12. “Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)” (1780)
13. “London Bridge Is Falling Down” (1744)
14. “I’m a Little Teapot” (1939)
15. “The Hokey Pokey” (1826)
16. “Do You Know the Muffin Man?” (1829)
17. “You Are My Sunshine” (1940)
18. “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” (1870)
19. “Hush Little Baby” (1918)
20. “This Old Man (Nick Nack Paddiwak)” (1842)

21. “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
22. “Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man” (1698)
23. “Ring Around the Rosie” (1881)
24. “Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day” (1982)
25. “Hickory Dickory Dock” (1744)
26. “Baby Shark” (2016) *
27. “Yankee Doodle” (1754)
28. “Humpty Dumpty” (1797)
29. “The Ants Go Marching” (based on “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” 1863)
30. “The Farmer in the Dell” (1883)

31. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
32. “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” (1894)
33. “Jack and Jill” (1765)
34. “Skip to My Lou” (1832)
35. “Ten in the Bed (Roll Over)” (?)
36. “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” (1900)
37. “Home on the Range” (1873)
38. “Pop Goes the Weasel” (1853)
39. “Down by the Bay” (1976)
40. “This Is the Way” (?)

41. “The Grand Old Duke of York” (1642)
42. “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” (?)
43. “Little Bo Peep” (1870)
44. “Baby Beluga” (1980)
45. “When You Wish Upon a Star” (from Pinocchio, 1940)
46. “Alouette” (1879)
47. “Hey Diddle Diddle” (1765)
48. “Rain, Rain Go Away” (1687)
49. “Old King Cole” (1708)
50. “This Land Is Your Land” (1944)

51. “Let It Go” (from Frozen, 2013)
52. “The Bare Necessities” (from The Jungle Book, 1967)
53. “Sing a Song of Sixpence” (1790)
54. “Happy” (from Despicable Me 2, 2013)
55. “Rock-a-Bye Baby” (1884)
56. “The Doggie in the Window” (1953)
57. “Three Blind Mice” (1609)
58. “You’re Welcome” (from Moana, 2016)
59. “Five Little Speckled Frogs” (?)
60. “O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone” (1864)

61. “Happy Birthday to You” (1893)
62. “On Top of Old Smoky” (1841)
63. “Hot Cross Buns” (1798)
64. “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” (1881)
65. “Hakuna Matata” (from The Lion King, 1994)
66. “Polly Wolly Doodle (All the Day)” (1843)
67. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938)
68. “Little Miss Muffet” (1805)
69. “Pease Porridge Hot” (1760)
70. “This Little Piggie Went to Market” (1760)

71. “Oh Susanna” (1846)
72. “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” (1842)
73. “Little Jack Horner” (1902)
74. “Skinnamarink (aka ‘Skidamarink’)” (1910)
75. “There’s a Hole in My Bucket” (1700)
76. “Polly Put the Kettle On” (1803)
77. “Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)” (from So Dear to My Heart, 1948)
78. “When the Saints Go Marching In” (1896)
79. “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (1805)
80. “Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)” (1893)

81. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (from Trolls, 2016)
82. “Over the River and Through the Woods” (1844)
83. “Over the Rainbow” (from The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
84. “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” (1867)
85. “There Was a Crooked Man” (1842)
86. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” (from Frozen, 2013)
87. “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt” (1926)
88. “Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied) (aka ‘Cradle Song’)” (1868)
89. “Do Re Mi” (from The Sound of Music, 1959)
90. “Froggie Went A-Courtin’” (1700)

91. “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” (1709)
92. “Amazing Grace” (1800)
93. “Shortenin’ Bread” (1900)
94. “Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee” (1912)
95. “Eeeney Meeney Miney Moe” (1820)
96. “Miss Mary Mack” (1888)
97. “Kumbayah” (1926)
98. “Jimmy Crack Corn (The Blue Tail Fly)” (1848)
99. “Little Boy Blue” (1891)
100. “Peter Cottontail” (1950)

* This song has origins much earlier than 2016, but it became a sensation that year when Pinkfong released a video for it which has since become the most-watched video of all time on YouTube with more than 8 billion views.


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First posted 6/30/2021.

The Top 100 Songs of Pre-Recorded Music History

Pre-Recorded Music History:

Top 100 Songs

The history of recorded music is generally marked as beginning with the introduction of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877. With a few exceptions, this list focuses on music written before that era. These are songs which have been around 150 years or more and have entered the public conscience because of the song itself instead of its performance by a specific artist. This list consists of Christmas songs, children’s songs and nursery rhymes, hymns, and patriotic songs. Song titles are followed by their years of publication.

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1. “Jingle Bells” (1857)
2. “Dixie” (1860)
3. “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)” (1856)
4. “The Battle Hymn of the Repubic (aka ‘Glory! Glory! Hallelujah)” (1861)
5. “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1851)
6. “Away in a Manger” (1887)
7. “Camptown Races (Gwine to Run All Night)” (1850)
8. “O Holy Night (Minuit, Chrétiens)” (1847)
9. “Oh Susanna” (1846)
10. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (1806)

11. “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814)
12. “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again” (1863)
13. “Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me” (1869)
14. “Onward Christian Soldiers” (1871)
15. “Auld Lang Syne” (1799)
16. “Home on the Range” (1873)
17. “Clementine (aka ‘Oh My Darling Clementine’)” (1863)
18. “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (1850)
19. “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1744)
20. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (1868)

21. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (1855)
22. “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” (1706)
23. “The First Noel” (1823)
24. “America (God Shed His Grace on Thee)” (1832)
25. “Amazing Grace” (1779)
26. “Joy to the World” (1719)
27. “Pop Goes the Weasel” (1852)
28. “Home Sweet Home” (1823)
29. “Rock-a-Bye Baby” (1884)
30. “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” (1870)

31. “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (1858)
32. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1873)
33. “O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone” (1864)
34. “My Old Kentucky Home” (1853)
35. “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (1830)
36. “Alphabet Song (The ABC Song)” (1761)
37. “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” (1881)
38. “Row Row Row Your Boat” (1852)
39. “Rock of Ages” (1763)
40. “Greensleeves” (1580)

41. “Skip to My Lou” (1832)
42. “We Three Kings of Orient Are” (1857)
43. “Ave Maria” (1859)
44. “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” (1875)
45. “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (1744)
46. “Grandfather’s Clock” (1876)
47. “Jimmy Crack Corn (The Blue Tail Fly)” (1848)
48. “Chopsticks” (1877)
49. “Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht, Heilge Nacht)” (1818)
50. “Alouette” (1879)

51. “The Man on the Flying Trapeze” (1868)
52. “Polly Wolly Doodle (All the Day)” (1843)
53. “Buffalo Gals (Buffalo Girls Will You Come Out Tonight)” (1844)
54. “William Tell Overture” (1829)
55. “Old Dan Tucker” (1843)
56. “Beautiful Dreamer” (1864)
57. “I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair” (1854)
58. “How Great Thou Art” (1885)
59. “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” (1867)
60. “Vive la Compagnie (Vive l'Amour)” (1844)

61. “Long Long Ago” (1843)
62. “Nearer My God to Thee” (1859)
63. “Hail to the Chief” (1820)
64. “Brahm’s Lullaby (Wiegenlied) (aka ‘Cradle Song’)” (1868)
65. “The Little Brown Jug” (1869)
66. “Dem Golden Slippers” (1879)
67. “The Blue Danube (An Der Schoenen Blauen Donau)” (1867)
68. “The Battle Cry of Freedom” (1862)
69. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America) (aka ‘God Save the King’)” (1740)
70. “Au Clair de la Lune” (1811)

71. “Yankee Doodle” (1754)
72. “Goodnight Ladies” (1847)
73. “Funicili Funicala” (1880)
74. “Wedding March from ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’” (1858)
75. “A Froggie Went A-Courtin’” (1700)
76. “Shall We Gather at the River?” (1864)
77. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (1876)
78. “Billy Boy” (1800)
79. “On Top of Old Smoky” (1841)
80. “Old Black Joe” (1860)

81. “While Strolling Through the Park One Day (The Fountain in the Park)” (1884)
82. “We Gather Together (Thanksgiving Prayer)” (1630)
83. “Semper Fidelis” (1888)
84. “London Bridge Is Falling Down” (1744)
85. “Blow the Man Down” (1849)
86. “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” (1849)
87. “Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)” (1780)
88. “I Gave My Love a Cherry (The Riddle)” (1785)
89. “Three Blind Mice” (1609)
90. “The Farmer in the Dell” (1883)

91. “Bingo (B-I-N-G-O)” (1780)
92. “This Old Man (Nick Nack Paddiwak)” (1842)
93. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (1757)
94. “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms” (1810)
95. “Barbara Allen” (1622)
96. “The Wayfaring Stranger” (1807)
97. “The Blue Bells of Scotland” (1815)
98. “Gimme That Old Time Religion” (1865)
99. “Silver Threads Among the Gold” (1873)
100. “Old King Cole” (1708)


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First posted 6/30/2021.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Top Songs of All Time

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 6/27/2021.

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’s primarily 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. Prior to 1890 and the pre-recorded music era, songs are listed by songwriters (m=music, w=words) and publishing years.

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You can navigate quickly to different points on this list by clicking on any of the below:

1700-1799

1800-1889

1890-1899

1900-1909

1910-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2019

1700-1799

Top 1%

  • none

Top 2%

  • writers unknown “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1744)

1800-1889

Top 1%

  • Daniel Decatur Emmett (m/w) “Dixie” (1860)

Top 2%

  • Samuel Francis Smith (w) “America (God Shed His Grace on Thee)” (1832)
  • Stephen Foster (m/w) “Oh Susanna” (1846)
  • Rev. Edmund Hamilton Sears (w) and Richard Storrs Willis (m) “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (1850)
  • James S. Pierpont (m/w) “Jingle Bells” (1857)
  • Julia Ward Howe (w) and William Steffe (m) “The Battle Hymn of the Republic (aka ‘Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!’)” (1861)
  • Louis Lambert as Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (m/w) “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again” (1863)
  • Septimus Winner (m/w) “O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone” (1864)
  • Lewis Redner (m), Phillips Brooks (w) “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (1868)
  • Billy Reeves (w), Frank Campbell (m), and Rollin Howard (arranger) “Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me” (1869)
  • Sabine Baring-Gould (w) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (m) “Onward Christian Soldiers” (1871)
  • James A. Bland (m/w) “Dem Golden Slippers (aka ‘Oh! Dem Golden Slippers’)” (1879)
  • James Ramsey Murray (m) and Charles H. Gabriel (w) “Away in a Manger” (1887)


1890

Top 1%

  • none

Top 2%

  • U.S. Marine Band “Semper Fidelis” (8/2/1890)
  • U.S. Marine Band “The Washington Post March” (9/13/1890)

1891

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • George Washington Johnson “The Laughing Song” (4/4/1891)
  • John Yorke Atlee “Home Sweet Home” (10/17/1891)

1892

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • U.S. Marine Band “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” (4/2/1892)
  • Gilmore’s Band “The Star-Spangled Banner” (7/2/1892)
  • Thomas Bott “Love’s Old Sweet Song” (12/13/1892)
  • Dan Quinn “Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow” (12/31/1892)

1893

Top 1%

  • George J. Gaskin “After the Ball” (4/29/1893)
  • Dan Quinn “Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)” (9/16/1893)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “Oh Promise Me” (3/4/1893)
  • Jules Levy “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (7/8/1893)
  • John Yorke Atlee “After the Ball” (7/8/1893)
  • Len Spencer “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” (10/7/1893)
  • Patty Hill & Mildred Hill “Happy Birthday to You” (aka “Good Morning to All”) (1893)

1894

Top 1%

  • none

Top 2%

  • Vess Ossman “Yankee Doodle” (6/2/1894)
  • Silas Leachman “Dem Golden Slippers” (6/30/1894)

1895

Top 1%

  • Dan Quinn “The Sidewalks of New York” (2/8/1895)
  • Dan Quinn “The Band Played On” (8/24/1895)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “The Sidewalks of New York” (3/2/1895)
  • J.W. Myers “The Sidewalks of New York” (4/13/1895)
  • John Philip Sousa’s Band “The Washington Post March” (8/3/1895)

1896

Top 1%

  • Dan Quinn “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (12/12/1896)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “The Sunshine of Paradise Alley” (1/4/1896)

1897

Top 1%

  • John Philip Sousa “The Stars and Stripes Forever” (7/3/1897)
  • George J. Gaskin “On the Banks of the Wabash” (11/6/1897)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (1/2/1897)
  • Len Spencer “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (1/23/1897)
  • George J. Gaskin “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” (4/10/1897)

1898

Top 1%

  • Edison Male Quartet “My Old Kentucky Home” (1/22/1898)
  • Dan Quinn “At a Georgia Camp Meeting” (11/5/1898)

Top 2%

  • Steve Porter “On the Banks of the Wabash” (1/8/1898)
  • George J. Gaskin “My Old New Hampshire Home” (12/3/1898)
  • Vess Ossman “At a Georgia Camp Meeting” (12/10/1898)

1899

Top 1%

  • Arthur Collins “Hello Ma Baby” (4/15/1899)
  • Len Spencer “Hello Ma Baby” (4/29/1899)
  • Scott Joplin “Maple Leaf Rag” (1899)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “My Wild Irish Rose” (5/6/1899)
  • Albert Campbell “My Wild Irish Rose” (6/17/1899)
  • Arthur Collins “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You” (12/2/1899)


1900

Top 1%

  • Vess Ossman “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1/27/1900)
  • Steve Porter “A Bird in a Gilded Cage” (5/26/1900)
  • George J. Gaskin “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” (11/10/1900)

Top 2%

  • George J. Gaskin “When Chloe Sings a Song” (3/10/1900)
  • Arthur Collins “Ma Tiger Lily” (8/4/1900)
  • Harry MacDonough “I Can’t Tell You Why I Love You, But I Do” (11/10/1900)
  • Albert Campbell “Ma Blushin’ Rosie” (12/29/1900)

1901

Top 1%

  • Harry MacDonough with Grace Spencer “Tell Me, Pretty Maiden” (4/27/1901)
  • Byron Harlan “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” (8/3/1901)

Top 2%

  • Big Four Quartet “Goodbye Dolly Gray” (3/30/1901)
  • Harry MacDonough “The Tale of a Bumble Bee” (10/5/1901)
  • Harry MacDonough “Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” (10/12/1901)
  • Will Denny “Any Old Place I Hang My Hat Is ‘Home Sweet Home’” (12/14/1901)

1902

Top 1%

  • Len Spencer “Arkansaw Traveler” (3/1/1902)
  • J.W. Myers “On a Sunday Afternoon” (4/19/1902)
  • Arthur Collins “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” (7/12/1902)
  • Arthur Collins “Under the Bamboo Tree” (12/9/1902)
  • Scott Joplin “The Entertainer” (published 12/29/1902)

Top 2%

  • Bert Williams with George Walker “Good Morning, Carrie” (1/4/1902)
  • J.W. Myers “Way Down in Old Indiana” (5/17/1902)
  • Harry MacDonough “The Mansion of Aching Hearts” (9/13/1902)
  • William Redmond “In the Good Old Summertime” (10/11/1902)
  • J.W. Myers “In the Good Old Summertime” (10/25/1902)
  • Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Down Where the Wurzburger Flows” (12/20/1902)

1903

Top 1%

  • Haydn Quartet “In the Good Old Summertime” (2/28/1903)
  • Harry MacDonough with John Bieling “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” (4/25/1903)
  • Harry MacDonough “Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)” (7/4/1903)
  • Arthur Collins “Any Rags?” (12/5/1903)

Top 2%

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

1904

Top 1%

Top 2%


1905

Top 1%

Top 2%

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

1906

Top 1%

Top 2%

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

1907

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Bert Williams “He’s a Cousin of Mine” (1/19/1907)
  • Ada Jones “I Just Can’t Make My Eyes Behave” (4/6/1907)
  • Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough “My Wild Irish Rose” (8/3/1907)
  • Enrico Caruso “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (LEONCAVALLO)” (8/10/1907)
  • Frank Stanley & Henry Burr “Red Wing (An Indian Fable)” (9/7/1907)
  • Harry Lauder “I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell)” (11/9/1907)
  • Ada Jones & Billy Murray “Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk” (11/9/1907)

1908

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Billy Murray “Under Any Old Flag at All” (2/1/1908)
  • Alan Turner “As Long As the World Rolls On” (2/8/1908)
  • Lucy Isabelle Marsh “The Glow-Worm” (6/2/1908)
  • Elise Stevenson “Are You Sincere?” (7/11/1908)
  • Ada Jones & Billy Murray “When We Are M-A-R-R-I-E-D” (8/1/1908)
  • Victor Orchestra “Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine” (9/12/1908)
  • Edward Meeker “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (10/17/1908)
  • Haydn Quartet “Sunbonnet Sue” (10/31/1908)
  • Harvey Hindermeyer “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (11/21/1908)

1909

Top 1%

Top 2%

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


1910

Top 1%

  • Fisk University Jubilee Quartet “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (3/31/1910)
  • Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (4/9/1910)
  • American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones” (6/18/1910)

Top 2%

  • Harry MacDonough “Where the River Shannon Flows” (2/12/1910)
  • Harry MacDonough & Lucy Isabelle Marsh “Every Little Movement” (9/3/1910)
  • Henry Burr “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” (11/12/1910)
  • Bert Williams “Play That Barber-Shop Chord” (12/24/1910)
  • Henry Burr “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1910)

1911

Top 1%

  • Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)” (3/25/1911)
  • Ada Jones & Billy Murray “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” (5/13/1911)
  • Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (7/8/1911)
  • Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (9/16/1911)
  • Peerless Quartet “I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad” (9/23/1911)
  • Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (11/4/1911)
  • Harry MacDonough “Down by the Old Mill Stream” (12/11/1911)
  • Billy Murray & the American Quartet “Oh, You Beautiful Doll” (12/16/1911)

Top 2%

  • Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Under the Yum Yum Tree” (2/4/1911)
  • John McCormack “Mother Machree” (2/11/1911)
  • Arthur Clough “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (5/6/1911)
  • John McCormack “I’m Falling in Love with Someone” (6/3/1911)
  • Cecil Fanning “A Perfect Day” (9/16/1911)
  • Arthur Clough & Brunswick Quartet “Down by the Old Mill Stream” (10/28/1911)
  • Billy Murray “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (11/11/1911)
  • Billy Murray “Camptown Races (Gwine to Run All Night” (11/11/1911)

1912

Top 1%

  • American Quartet “Moonlight Bay” (3/9/1912)
  • Bob Roberts “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” (7/13/1912)
  • Elsie Baker “I Love You Truly” (8/31/1912)
  • Heidelberg Quintet “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee” (9/28/1912)

Top 2%

  • Victor Military Band “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1/13/1912)
  • Al Jolson “That Haunting Melody” (3/16/1912)
  • Prince’s Orchestra “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (4/13/1912)
  • Henry Burr & Albert Campbell “When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen” (511/1912)
  • Al Jolson & Walter B. Rogers Orchestra “Ragging the Baby to Sleep” (7/6/1912)
  • Billy Murray & Ada Jones “Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee” (10/19/1912)
  • Trinity Choir “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (12/14/1912)

1913

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Ada Jones “Row Row Row!” (1/4/1913)
  • Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’” (2/8/1913)
  • Al Jolson “The Spaniard That Blighted My Life” (5/24/1913)
  • Henry Burr & Albert Campbell “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” (6/21/1913)
  • Henry Burr “Last Night Was the End of the World” (8/16/1913)
  • Charles Harrison “Peg O’ My Heart” (11/8/1913)

1914

Top 1%

  • Heidelberg Quintet “By the Beautiful Sea” (7/18/1914)
  • Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “The Aba Daba Honeymoon” (10/10/1914)
  • Prince’s Orchestra “Ballin’ the Jack” (10/17/1914)
  • Prince’s Orchestra “The Memphis Blues” (11/7/1914)

Top 2%

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

1915

Top 1%

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

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)
  • Olive Kline (as Alice Green) & Edward Hamilton “Hello Frisco!” (9/8/1915)
  • James Harrison & James Reed “There’s a Long, Long Trail” (12/18/1915)
  • James F. Harrison (as Frederick J. Wheeler) “Keep the Home Fires Burning” (12/18/1915)

1916

Top 1%

  • Henry Burr “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)” (2/12/1916)
  • Prince’s Orchestra “The Star-Spangled Banner” (7/22/1916)
  • Billy Murray “Pretty Baby” (10/7/1916)

Top 2%

  • John McCormack “Somewhere a Voice Is Calling” (1/22/1916)
  • Taylor Trio “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (3/11/1916)
  • Alma Gluck “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)” (5/27/1916)
  • Henry Burr “Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)” (6/10/1916)
  • Henry Burr & Albert Campbell “There’s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town” (7/22/1916)
  • Charles Harrison “Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There” (10/21/1916)
  • Walter Van Brunt “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” (12/9/1916)

1917

Top 1%

  • Victor Military Band “Poor Butterfly” (2/17/1917)
  • Elsie Baker “The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)” (3/10/1917)
  • Knickerbocker Quartet “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” (4/14/1917)
  • Anna Wheaton with James Harrod “Till the Clouds Roll By” (8/11/1917)
  • American Quartet “Over There” (9/29/1917)

Top 2%

  • Van & Schenck “For Me and My Gal” (5/26/1917)
  • American Quartet “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!” (6/23/1917)
  • American Quartet “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France!” (9/26/1917)
  • Peerless Quartet “Over There” (10/13/1917)
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (10/13/1917)
  • Nora Bayes with Joseph Pasternach’s Orchestra “Over There” (11/3/1917)

1918

Top 1%

  • Charles Harrison & the Columbia Stellar Quartet “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (2/9/1918)
  • Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (3/30/1918)
  • Henry Burr “Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)” (4/20/1918)
  • Al Jolson “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (8/10/1918)
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (8/17/1918)
  • Arthur Fields “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” (10/12/1918)
  • Charles Harrison “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” (11/8/1918)

Top 2%

  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink “Danny Boy (adaption of ‘Londonberry Air’)” (1/19/1918)
  • Irving Kaufman & the Columbia Quartet “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here” (3/2/1918)
  • Billy Murray “K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)” (6/1/1918)
  • Henry Burr “I’m Sorry I Made You Cry” (6/15/1918)
  • Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra “Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land” (7/13/1918)
  • Joseph C. Smith with Harry MacDonough “Smiles” (8/10/1918)
  • Enrico Caruso “Over There” (10/19/1918)

1919

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (2/8/1919)
  • Charles Hart & Lewis James “Till We Meet Again” (2/22/1919)
  • Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough & Charles Hart “Till We Meet Again” (3/22/1919)
  • Al Jolson “I’ll Say She Does” (8/9/1919)
  • Henry Burr “Oh! What a Pal Was Mary” (10/25/1919)  


1920

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Elizabeth Spencer & Charles Hart “Let the Rest of the World Go By” (2/28/1920)
  • Edith Day “Alice Blue Gown” (4/17/1920)
  • Kentucky Serenaders “Rose of Washington Square” (6/19/1920)
  • John Steel “The Love Nest” (8/21/1920)
  • Marion Harris “St. Louis Blues” (8/28/1920)
  • Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra “Avalon” (11/27/1920)

1921

Top 1%

  • Eddie Cantor “Margie” (2/5/1921)
  • Marion Harris “Look for the Silver Lining” (4/23/1921)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “My Mammy” (5/7/1921)
  • Van & Schenck “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (8/13/1921)
  • Paul Whiteman “Song of India” (8/27/1921)
  • Ted Lewis “All by Myself” (9/24/1921)
  • Isham Jones “Wabash Blues” (12/10/1921)

Top 2%

  • U.S. Naval Academy Band “Anchors Aweigh” (2/26/1921)
  • Marion Harris “I Ain’t Got Nobody” (6/4/1921)
  • Zez Confrey “Kitten on the Keys” (6/4/1921)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Say It with Music” (11/21/1921)
  • Vernon Dalhart “Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old ‘Tucky Home” (12/10/1921)

1922

Top 1%

  • Al Jolson “April Showers” (1/28/1922)
  • Fanny Brice “My Man (Mon Homme)” (2/11/1922)
  • Fanny Brice “Second Hand Rose” (2/18/1922)
  • Ray Miller & His Orchestra “Sheik of Araby” (5/13/1922)
  • Ed Gallagher & Al Shean “Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean – ‘Positively, Mr. Gallagher?’” (10/28/1922)
  • Henry Burr “My Buddy” (11/4/1922)
  • Ben Selvin “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)” (11/11/1922)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Three O’Clock in the Morning” (11/18/1922)
  • Peerless Quartet “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” (12/16/1922)
  • Al Jolson “Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye)” (12/23/1922)

Top 2%

  • Al Jolson & Charles Prince’s Orchestra “Angel Child” (5/6/1922)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Do It Again” (6/3/1922)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Stumbling” (7/1/1922)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Hot Lips (He’s Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)” (9/2/1922)
  • Marion Harris “I’m Just Wild about Harry” (10/21/1922)
  • Isham Jones “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise” (11/11/1922)
  • Lambert Murphy “I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair” (11/25/1922)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” (12/9/1922)

1923

Top 1%

  • Van & Schenck “Carolina in the Morning” (1/13/1923)
  • Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (6/9/1923)
  • Jelly Roll Morton “King Porter Stomp” (recorded 7/17/1923)
  • Billy Jones “Yes, We Have No Bananas” (7/21/1923)

Top 2%

  • Paul Whiteman “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” (4/7/1923)
  • Carl Fenton “Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses” (4/21/1923)
  • Art Landry “Dreamy Melody” (5/26/1923)
  • Paul Whiteman “Bambalina” (6/2/1923)
  • Isham Jones “Swingin’ Down the Lane” (8/4/1923)
  • Bessie Smith “Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home” (9/1/1923)
  • Billy Murray with Ed Smalle “That Old Gang of Mine” (9/23/1923)
  • Benny Krueger “I Cried for You” (9/29/1923)
  • W.C. Handy “St. Louis Blues” (11/24/1923)

1924

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Ted Weems Orchestra “Somebody Stole My Gal” (2/16/1924)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra “Linger Awhile” (2/16/1924)
  • Ernest Hare & Billy Jones “Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentieres)” (10/13/1924)
  • Al Jolson “I Wonder What’s Become of Sally?” (10/18/1924)
  • Vincent Lopez “I Want to Be Happy” (12/13/1924)

1925

Top 1%

  • Al Jolson “All Alone” (1/3/1925)
  • Marion Harris “Tea for Two” (1/24/1925)
  • Aileen Stanley “Everybody Loves My Baby” (2/7/1925)
  • Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (3/14/1925)
  • Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner’s Song” (3/21/1925)
  • Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (6/13/1925)
  • Ben Bernie “Sweet Georgia Brown” (6/27/1925)
  • Louise Homer “America the Beautiful” (7/11/1925)
  • Eddie Cantor “If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie” (7/18/1925)
  • Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” (8/1/1925)
  • Ben Selvin “Manhattan” (10/24/1925)

Top 2%

  • Paul Whiteman “Oh, Lady Be Good” (4/4/1925)
  • Cliff Edwards “Fascinating Rhythm” (4/11/1925)
  • Blossom Seeley “Alabamy Bound” (5/16/1925)
  • Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (7/25/1925)
  • John McCormack “Moonlight and Roses” (8/29/1925)
  • Isham Jones “Remember” (12/12/1925)

1926

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

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

1927

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton “In a Little Spanish Town (T’was on a Night Like This)” (1/1/1927)
  • Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra “Tonight You Belong to Me” (2/26/1927)
  • Sophie Tucker with Ted Lewis “Some of These Days” (2/26/1927)
  • Bessie Smith “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (3/2/1927)
  • Nat Shilkret “I Know That You Know” (4/23/1927)
  • George Olsen with Bob Borger, Fran Frey, & Bob Rice “At Sundown When Love Is Calling Me Home” (5/14/1927)
  • Roger Wolfe Kahn “Sometimes I’m Happy” (7/9/1927)
  • Roger Wolfe Kahn & Henry Garden “Russian Lullaby” (7/16/1927)
  • Sophie Tucker “I Ain’t Got Nobody” (9/3/1927)
  • Guy Lombardo with Weston Vaughan “Charmaine!” (9/10/1927)
  • Paul Whiteman “My Blue Heaven” (10/15/1927)
  • George Olsen with Bob Borger “The Best Things in Life Are Free” (10/29/1927)
  • Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals “Stardust” (10/31/1927)
  • Red Nichols “Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider” (11/12/1927)

1928

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young “Among My Souvenirs” (2/4/1928)
  • Bix Beiderbecke “In a Mist” (2/11/1928)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton “Together” (3/10/1928)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Al Rinker, Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young “My Heart Stood Still” (3/17/1928)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Bing Crosby “Ol’ Man River” (3/31/1928)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Al Rinker “My Angel (Angela Mia)” (6/30/1928)
  • Fred Waring & Tom Waring “Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life” (7/21/1928)
  • Ben Pollack with Franklyn Baur “Sweet Sue, Just You” (7/28/1928)
  • Helen Kane with Leonard Joy “I Wanna Be Loved by You” (11/17/1928)
  • Seger Ellis “When You're Smiling, the Whole World Smiles with You” (11/24/1928)

1929

Top 1%

  • Ruth Etting “Love Me or Leave Me” (2/2/1929)
  • Eddie Cantor “Makin’ Whoopee” (2/9/1929)
  • Ethel Waters “Am I Blue?” (7/20/1929)
  • Cliff Edwards (aka Ukulele Ike) “Singin’ in the Rain” (7/27/1929)
  • Nick Lucas “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me” (9/28/1929)
  • Thomas "Fats" Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (11/9/1929)

Top 2%

  • Irving Aaronson & His Commanders with Jack Armstrong “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love” (1/5/1929)
  • Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra “She’s Funny That Way” (1/12/1929)
  • Clarence “Pinetop” Smith “Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie” (2/9/1929)
  • Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret “Carolina Moon” (2/9/1929)
  • Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees “Honey” (3/30/1929)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton “Lover, Come Back to Me” (4/13/1929)
  • Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks “With a Song in My Heart” (5/25/1929)
  • Leo Reisman & Lew Conrad “The Wedding of the Painted Doll” (525/1929)
  • Maurice Chevalier & Leonard Joy’s Orchestra “Louise” (6/8/1929)
  • Bob Haring & the Copley Plaza Orchestra “Pagan Love Song” (6/22/1929)
  • Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby “Great Day” (12/14/1929)
  • Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby “Without a Song” (12/21/1929)
  • Ruth Etting “More Than You Know” (12/21/1929)  


1930

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Irving Mills “Stardust” (1/4/1930)
  • Benny Meroff & Dusty Rhodes “Happy Days Are Here Again” (2/1/1930)
  • Red Nichols “Strike Up the Band” (2/1/1930)
  • Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (2/8/1930)
  • Ruth Etting “Exactly Like You” (5/3/1930)
  • Nat Shilkret & Lewis James “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” (6/21/1930)
  • McKinney’s Cotton Pickers & George Thomas “If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight” (8/16/1930)
  • Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon “Little White Lies” (8/16/1930)
  • Isham Jones “Stardust” (9/13/1930)
  • Ted Weems “My Baby Just Cares for Me” (10/4/1930)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Jack Fulton “Body and Soul” (10/11/1930)
  • Duke Ellington with the Rhythm Boys “Three Little Words” (10/18/1930)
  • Red Nichols with Dick Robertson “Embraceable You” (11/22/1930)
  • Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo “You’re Driving Me Crazy! (What Did I Do?)” (11/29/1930)

1931

Top 1%

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “Mood Indigo” (2/14/1931)
  • Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)” (3/21/1931)
  • Wayne King with Ernie Birchill “Dream a Little Dream of Me” (4/4/1931)
  • Wayne King with Ernie Birchill “Goodnight, Sweetheart” (10/17/1931)

Top 2%

  • Libby Holman “Love for Sale” (2/21/1931)
  • Bing Crosby with the Victor Young Orchestra “Out of Nowhere” (4/25/1931)
  • Jack Denny with Rob Mya “Nevertheless I’m in Love with You” (6/13/1931)
  • Fred Waring & Clare Hanlon “I Found a Million-Dollar Baby in a Five-and-Ten-Cent Store” (7/4/1931)
  • Gus Arnheim with Donald Novis “Sweet and Lovely” (7/25/1931)
  • Kate Smith “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain” (9/12/1931)
  • Rudy Vallee “As Time Goes By” (9/19/1931)
  • The Mills Brothers “Tiger Rag” (11/21/1931)
  • Louis Armstrong “Stardust” (12/19/1931)

1932

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with Mildred Bailey “All of Me” (1/9/1932)
  • Bing Crosby “Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day” (1/16/1932)
  • Leo Reisman with Frances Maddux “Paradise” (1/23/1932)
  • George Olsen & Paul Small “Say It Isn’t So” (9/17/1932)
  • Bing Crosby & Anson Weeks Orchestra “Please” (10/8/1932)
  • Bing Crosby “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (11/19/1932)
  • Cab Calloway “I’ve Got the World on a String” (11/19/1932)

1933

Top 1%

  • Don Bestor with Dudley Mecum “Forty-Second (42nd) Street” (3/18/1933)
  • Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton “Lover” (4/22/1933)
  • Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (5/20/1933)
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “Sophisticated Lady” (5/27/1933)
  • Ted Lewis “Lazy Bones” (7/15/1933)
  • George Olsen with Joe Morrison “The Last Round-Up” (7/29/1933)
  • Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (12/9/1933)

Top 2%

  • Eddy Duchin “Night and Day” (1/1/1933)
  • Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me” (2/11/1933)
  • Leo Reisman & Harold Arlen “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (3/25/1933)
  • Bing Crosby with the Jimmy Grier Orchestra “Shadow Waltz” (7/1/1933)
  • Ray Noble & Al Bowlly “Love Is the Sweetest Thing” (7/15/1933)
  • Charles Agnew & His Stevens Hotel Orchestra with Stanley Jacobsen “Don’t Blame Me” (8/19/1933)
  • Ray Noble with Al Bowlly “The Old Spinning Wheel” (10/21/1933)
  • Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Clifton Webb “Easter Parade” (10/28/1933)
  • Don Bestor & His Orchestra with Florence Case, Frank Sherryl, & Charles Yontz “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” (10/28/1933)
  • Bing Crosby with Lennie Hayton’s Orchestra “Home on the Range” (11/4/1933)
  • Leo Reisman with Frank Luther “Yesterdays” (11/25/1933)
  • Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood “Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?” (12/16/1933)

1934

Top 1%

  • Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood “Let’s Fall in Love” (2/10/1934)
  • Benny Goodman “Moonglow” (6/16/1934)
  • Ray Noble Orchestra with Al Bowlly “The Very Thought of You” (7/7/1934)
  • Leo Reisman & His Orchestra “The Continental (You Kiss While You’re Dancing)” (10/6/1934)
  • Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo “Stars Fell on Alabama” (10/27/1934)
  • Guy Lombardo “Winter Wonderland” (12/1/1934)
  • Sons of the Pioneers “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (12/15/1934)
  • Richard Himber with Stuart Allen “Just One of Those Things” (11/30/1935)

Top 2%

  • Walter O’Keefe “The Man on the Flying Trapeze” (1/6/1934)
  • Enric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore “The Carioca” (2/24/1934)
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra “Cocktails for Two” (5/5/1934)
  • Ted Fio Rito with Muzzy Marcellino “I’ll String Along with You” (5/12/1934)
  • Jan Garber & Fritz Heibron “All I Do Is Dream of You” (6/2/1934)
  • Bing Crosby & Irving Aaronson “Love in Bloom” (8/4/1934)
  • Duke Ellington “Solitude” (10/27/1934)
  • Paul Whiteman with Peggy Healy & John Hauser “You’re the Top” (11/24/1934)
  • Bing Crosby with the George Stoll Orchestra “June in January” (11/24/1934)
  • Paul Whiteman with Ramona Davies “Anything Goes” (12/22/1934)
  • Ray Noble with Al Bowlly “Isle of Capri” (12/29/1934)

1935

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent “When I Grow Too Old to Dream” (2/9/1935)
  • Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood “Lovely to Look At” (3/9/1935)
  • Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood “I Won’t Dance” (3/9/1935)
  • Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (4/20/1935)
  • Tom Coakley & Carl Ravazza “East of the Sun and the West of the Moon” (6/29/1935)
  • Duke Ellington “In a Sentimental Mood” (7/13/1935)
  • Fred Astaire with Johnny Greer’s Orchestra “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails” (8/10/1935)
  • The Carter Family “Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)” (8/24/1935)
  • Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood “You Are My Lucky Star” (10/19/1935)
  • Teddy Wilson “Sweet Lorraine” (10/19/1935)
  • Guy & Carmen Lombardo “Red Sails in the Sunset” (10/26/1935)
  • Richard Himber & Stuart Allen “Just One of Those Things” (11/30/1935)
  • Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright “The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round” (12/21/1935)

1936

Top 1%

  • Benny Goodman with Helen Ward “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You” (6/27/1936)
  • Benny Goodman “Stompin’ at the Savoy” (7/11/1936)
  • Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra “The Way You Look Tonight” (8/29/1936)
  • Billie Holiday “Summertime” (9/12/1936)
  • Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra “Pennies from Heaven” (11/28/1936)
  • Ray Noble Orchestra “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (12/5/1936)

Top 2%

  • Tommy Dorsey with Cliff Weston “Alone” (1/11/1936)
  • Eddy Duchin & Lew Sherwood “Moon Over Miami” (1/11/1936)
  • Jimmie Lunceford “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (2/15/1936)
  • Tommy Dorsey “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” (2/29/1936)
  • Benny Goodman with Helen Ward “Goody Goody” (2/29/1936)
  • Fred Astaire & Johnny Greer’s Orchestra “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” (3/7/1936)
  • Benny Goodman with Helen Ward “The Glory of Love” (5/25/1936)
  • Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly “Is It True What They Say About Dixie” (5/30/1936)
  • Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “My Romance” (6/20/1936)
  • Thomas “Fats” Waller “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” (6/27/1936)
  • Shep Fields & Charles Chester “Did I Remember?” (8/22/1936)
  • Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra “A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)” (8/29/1936)
  • Eddy Duchin & Jerry Cooper “It’s De-Lovely” (11/14/1936)
  • Robert Johnson “Cross Road Blues” (recorded 11/27/1936)

1937

Top 1%

  • Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Jack Leonard “Marie” (3/13/1937)
  • Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians “Sweet Leilani” (4/3/1937)
  • Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (4/17/1937)
  • Hal Kemp with Bob Allen “Where or When” (5/15/1937)
  • Shep Fields with Bob Goday “That Old Feeling” (8/7/1937)
  • Count Basie “One O’Clock Jump” (9/18/1937)
  • Tommy Dorsey “Once in a While” (10/23/1937)

Top 2%

  • Benny Goodman with Ella Fitzgerald “Goodnight My Love” (1/16/1937)
  • Guy Lombardo “Boo Hoo” (3/13/1937)
  • Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra “Too Marvelous for Words” (4/3/1937)
  • Guy & Carmen Lombardo “September in the Rain” (4/10/1937)
  • Guy Lombardo & Lebert Lombardo “It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane” (5/15/1937)
  • Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (6/19/1937)
  • Duke Ellington “Caravan” (7/3/1937)
  • Louis Armstrong “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (10/9/1937)
  • Fred Astaire & Ray Noble’s Orchestra “Nice Work if You Can Get It” (11/13/1937)
  • Shep Fields with Bob Goday “Thanks for the Memory” (12/25/1937)

1938

Top 1%

  • The Andrews Sisters “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)” (1/1/1938)
  • Bunny Berigan “I Can’t Get Started” (1/29/1938)
  • Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “Love Is Here to Stay” (2/5/1938)
  • Seven Dwarfs “Whistle While You Work” (2/12/1938)
  • Benny Goodman “Don’t Be That Way” (3/12/1938)
  • Benny Goodman “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” (4/9/1938)
  • Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (6/18/1938)
  • Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “My Reverie” (8/13/1938)
  • Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (8/20/1938)
  • Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Begin the Beguine” (9/3/1938)
  • Ray Noble “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (9/10/1938)
  • Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys “Wabash Cannonball” (11/24/1938)
  • Bing Crosby “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby” (12/3/1938)
  • Al Donahue with Paula Kelly “Jeepers Creepers” (12/10/1938)

Top 2%

  • Horace Heidt with Lysbeth Hughes & Larry Cotton “Ti-Pi-Tin” (3/5/1938)
  • Sammy Kaye with Tommy Ryan “Love Walked In” (3/19/1938)
  • Duke Ellington “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” (3/26/1938)
  • Red Norvo with Mildred Bailey “Says My Heart” (6/4/1938)
  • Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright “Music, Maestro, Please!” (6/18/1938)
  • Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “You Go to My Head” (7/23/1938)
  • Bing Crosby & John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra “I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams” (8/6/1938)
  • Fred Astaire & Ray Noble’s Orchestra “Change Partners” (8/27/1938)
  • Larry Clinton & Bea Wain “Heart and Soul” (10/1/1938)
  • Fats Waller “Two Sleepy People” (11/12/1938)

1939

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin’s Orchestra “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (1/7/1939)
  • Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt, Ginny Simms, Sully Mason, & Ish Kabibble “Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo)” (5/6/1939)
  • Woody Herman “At the Woodchoppers’ Ball” (5/13/1939)
  • Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle “Stairway to the Stars” (6/17/1939)
  • Glenn Miller “The Little Brown Jug” (6/17/1939)
  • Cab Calloway “Hep! Hep! The Jumpin’ Jive” (7/29/1939)
  • Glenn Miller with Ray Eberle “Over the Rainbow” (8/19/1939)
  • Art Tatum “Tea for Two” (8/12/1939)
  • Larry Clinton & Bea Wain “Over the Rainbow” (8/19/1939)
  • Bob Crosby with Teddy Grace “Over the Rainbow” (9/16/1939)
  • Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra “Cherokee (Indian Love Song)” (10/14/1939)
  • Frankie Masters “Scatter-Brain” (10/21/1939)
  • Sidney Bechet “Summertime” (1939)  


1940

Top 1%

  • Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra “Body and Soul” (1/27/1940)
  • Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (2/17/1940)
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra “Tuxedo Junction” (2/24/1940)
  • Jimmie Davis “You Are My Sunshine” (recorded 2/5/1940)
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra “Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread” (6/15/1940)
  • Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers “I’ll Never Smile Again” (6/29/1940)
  • Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Frenesi” (7/27/1940)
  • Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest “Taking a Chance on Love” (recorded 11/29/40, charted 4/24/1943)

Top 2%

  • Kate Smith “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (1/11/1940)
  • Benny Goodman with Mildred Bailey “Darn That Dream” (1/27/1940)
  • Glenn Miller with Marion Hutton “The Woodpecker Song” (4/6/1940)
  • Glenn Miller “Imagination” (5/11/1940)
  • Lionel Hampton “Flying Home” (5/11/1940)
  • Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly “The Breeze and I” (5/25/1940)
  • Glenn Miller “The Nearness of You” (6/29/1940)
  • Glenn Miller “Pennsylvania 6-5000” (7/6/1940)
  • Bing Crosby “Only Forever” (9/28/1940)

1941

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Artie Shaw & His Orchestra “Dancing in the Dark” (3/8/1941)
  • Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly “Maria Elena” (5/17/1941)
  • Horace Heidt with Larry Cotton, Donna Wood, & Don Juans “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” (9/13/1941)
  • Harry James “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)” (11/1/1941)

1942

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Ray Alvino with Bill Schallen & Skeets Herfurt “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (2/14/1942)
  • Glenn Miller “Skylark” (4/4/1942)
  • Harry James “Sleepy Lagoon” (4/18/1942)
  • Kay Kyser with Glee Club “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” (10/17/1942)
  • Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers “There Are Such Things” (10/24/1942)
  • Harry James with Helen Forrest “I Had the Craziest Dream” (11/21/1942)
  • Bing Crosby “Moonlight Becomes You” (12/12/1942)

1943

Top 1%

  • Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (1/16/1943)
  • The Ink Spots “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (1/23/1943)
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra with Skip Nelson “That Old Black Magic” (2/20/1943)
  • Al Dexter & His Troopers “Pistol Packin’ Mama” (6/19/1943)
  • Dick Haymes with The Song Spinners “You’ll Never Know” (7/10/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “Sunday, Monday or Always” (8/21/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin “People Will Say We’re in Love” (10/9/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” (10/9/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters & Vic Schoen’s Orchestra “Jingle Bells” (12/25/1943)

Top 2%

  • Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee “Why Don’t You Do Right?” (1/2/1943)
  • Dinah Shore “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” (1/23/1943)
  • Xavier Cugat “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)” (1/23/1943)
  • The Song Spinners “Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer” (6/19/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with Trudy Erwin & Sportsmen Glee Club “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (10/9/1943)
  • Glen Gray with Eugenie Baird “My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)” (11/27/1943)
  • Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (12/4/1943)
  • The Andrews Sisters “Shoo-Shoo Baby” (12/25/1943)

1944

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • The Merry Macs “Mairzy Doats” (2/19/1944)
  • Nat “King” Cole “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (4/15/1944)
  • The Mills Brothers “You Always Hurt the One You Love” (6/3/1944)
  • Dinah Shore “I’ll Walk Alone” (7/8/1944)
  • Jo Stafford “It Could Happen to You” (7/29/1944)
  • Judy Garland with Georgie Stoll’s Orchestra “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (12/30/1944)

1945

Top 1%

  • The Andrews Sisters “Rum and Coca-Cola” (1/6/1945)
  • Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers “Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive” (1/6/1945)
  • Hal McIntyre with Ruth Gaylor “My Funny Valentine” (2/24/1945)
  • Les Brown with Doris Day “Sentimental Journey” (3/3/1945)
  • Vaughn Monroe Orchestra “There! I’ve Said It Again” (3/17/1945)
  • Woody Herman “Laura” (4/14/1945)
  • Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” (7/14/1945)
  • Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra “If I Loved You” (7/28/1945)
  • Perry Como with the Russell Case Orchestra “Till the End of Time” (8/18/1945)
  • Dick Haymes “It Might As Well Be Spring” (11/17/1945)
  • Vaughn Monroe “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (12/22/1945)

Top 2%

  • Harry James Orchestra with Kitty Kallen “I’m Beginning to See the Light” (1/27/1945)
  • Johnny Mercer with Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers “Candy” (2/24/1945)
  • Tommy Dorsey “Opus One” (3/3/1945)
  • The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston “Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)” (3/10/1945)
  • Billie Holiday with Camarata’s Orchestra “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” (5/5/1945)
  • Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Caldonia Boogie” (5/12/1945)
  • Dick Haymes “The More I See You” (6/9/1945)
  • Ella Fitzgerald with the Delta Rhythm Boys “It’s Only a Paper Moon” (8/15/1945)
  • Bing Crosby with the Les Brown Trio “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” (10/13/1945)
  • Freddy Martin with Clyde Rogers “Symphony” (12/1/1945)

1946

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Dizzy Gillespie “A Night in Tunisia” (2/22/1946)
  • Nat “King” Cole “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” (6/8/1946)
  • Margaret Whiting with Paul Weston’s Orchestra “Come Rain or Come Shine” (6/15/1946)
  • Eddy Howard “To Each His Own” (6/29/1946)
  • Frank Sinatra “Five Minutes More” (8/3/1946)
  • Louis Jordan “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” (8/17/1946)
  • James Baskett “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” (movie release: 11/12/1946)

1947

Top 1%

  • Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner “Heartaches” (3/1/1947)
  • The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (4/26/1947)
  • Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (8/9/1947)
  • Vaughn Monroe Orchestra “Ballerina” (11/8/1947)
  • Thelonious Monk “Round Midnight” (recorded 11/21/1947)
  • Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (12/27/1947)

Top 2%

  • Ray Noble with Buddy Clark “Linda” (2/15/1947)
  • Frankie Laine “That’s My Desire” (3/22/1947)
  • Al Jolson with Bing Crosby & Morris Stoloff’s Orchestra “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (5/10/1947)
  • Tex Williams “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette” (7/5/1947)
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (9/22/1947)
  • T-Bone Walker “Call It Stormy Monday” (11/30/1947)

1948

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Mahalia Jackson “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1/24/1948)
  • Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” (1/31/1948)
  • Perry Como “Because” (3/13/1948)
  • Margaret Whiting “A Tree in the Meadow” (7/14/1948)
  • Doris Day “It’s Magic” (7/17/1948)
  • Kay Kyser with Harry Babbitt and Gloria Wood “On a Slow Boat to China” (10/23/1948)
  • Evelyn Knight “A Little Bird Told Me” (11/20/1948)
  • Les Brown “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” (12/25/1948)

1949

Top 1%

  • John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillen’” (1/8/1949)
  • Blue Barron “Cruising Down the River” (1/29/1949)
  • Vaughn Monroe Orchestra “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” (4/23/1949)
  • Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (4/30/1949)
  • Frank Sinatra “One for My Baby and One More for the Road” (album cut: 6/20/1949; re-recorded: 6/25/1958)
  • Frankie Laine with Judd Conlon’s Rhythmaires & Harry Gellar’s Orchestra “That Lucky Old Sun” (8/27/1949)
  • Hank Williams “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (11/26/1949)
  • Gene Autry “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (12/3/1949)

Top 2%

  • Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues” (3/5/1949)
  • Russ Morgan with the Skylarks “Forever and Ever” (3/19/1949)
  • Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters and the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra “A – You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song)” (4/9/1949)
  • Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (5/14/1949)
  • Vic Damone “You’re Breaking My Heart” (6/18/1949)
  • Margaret Whiting with Jimmy Wakely “Slipping Around” (9/10/1949)
  • The Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” (9/24/1949)
  • Frankie Laine & the Muleskinners “Mule Train” (11/12/1949)  


1950

Top 1%

  • “The Third Man Theme” Anton Karas (1/28/1950)
  • 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%

  • Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” (1/21/1950)
  • Teresa Brewer “Music! Music! Music!” (2/4/1950)
  • Gordon Jenkins Orchestra with Eileen Wilson “My Foolish Heart” (2/18/1950)
  • “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Bill Snyder (4/22/1950)

1951

Top 1%

  • Hank Williams “Cold, Cold Heart” (3/17/1951)
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (3/31/1951)
  • Nat “King” Cole “Too Young” (4/14/1951)
  • Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats “Rocket 88” (5/12/1951)
  • Tony Bennett “Because of You” (6/23/1951)
  • Tommy Edwards “It’s All in the Game” (9/15/1951)
  • Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads “Cry” (11/24/1951)

Top 2%

  • The Dominoes “Sixty Minute Man” (8/25/1951)

1952

Top 1%

  • Kay Starr “Wheel of Fortune” (2/16/1952)
  • Rosemary Clooney “Tenderly” (3/1/1952)
  • Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (8/9/1952)

Top 2%

  • Lloyd Price “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (5/17/1952)
  • Vera Lynn “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” (6/14/1952)
  • Hank Williams “Jambalaya on the Bayou” (8/16/1952)
  • Perry Como & the Ramblers with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” (12/6/1952)
  • Teresa Brewer with Jack Pleis’ Orchestra “Till I Waltz Again with You” (12/13/1952)
  • Jimmy Boyd “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” (12/6/1952)

1953

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Patti Page “The Doggie in the Window” (1/31/1953)
  • Frankie Laine “I Believe” (2/21/1953)
  • Duke Ellington “Satin Doll” (6/13/1953)
  • The Drifters “Money Honey” (10/31/1953)
  • Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra & Chorus “O Mein Papa (Oh My Papa)” (12/12/1953)

1954

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

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

1955

Top 1%

  • Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (1/31/1955)
  • Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley” (5/7/1955)
  • Fats Domino “Ain’t That a Shame (aka "Ain’t It a Shame")” (5/14/1955)
  • The Mitch Miller Chorus “The Yellow Rose of Texas” (7/25/1955)
  • The Platters “Only You (And You Alone)” (7/30/1955)
  • Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy” (7/30/1955)
  • Roger Williams “Autumn Leaves” (8/1/1955)
  • Chuck Berry “Maybellene” (8/6/1955)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (11/12/1955)
  • Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (11/26/1955)
  • The Platters “The Great Pretender” (12/17/1955)

Top 2%

  • Bill Hayes “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (2/14/1955)
  • Elvis Presley “Mystery Train” (7/21/1955)
  • The Four Aces “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” (8/1/1955)
  • Dean Martin “Memories Are Made of This” (11/21/1955)

1956

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Vic Damone “On the Street Where You Live” (4/21/1956)
  • Gogi Grant “The Wayward Wind” (4/28/1956)
  • Chuck Berry “Roll Over Beethoven” (6/9/1956)
  • The Platters “My Prayer (Avant de Mourir)” (6/29/1956)
  • Johnnie Ray “Just Walkin’ in the Rain” (9/1/1956)
  • Sonny James “Young Love” (12/22/1956)

1957

Top 1%

  • The Dell-Vikings “Come Go with Me” (2/16/1957)
  • Elvis Presley “All Shook Up“ (3/30/1957)
  • Pat Boone “Love Letters in the Sand” (5/4/1957)
  • The Everly Brothers “Bye Bye Love” (5/13/1957)
  • Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (5/27/1957)
  • Elvis Presley “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” (6/11/1957)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (6/24/1957)
  • Paul Anka “Diana” (6/29/1957)
  • The Everly Brothers “Wake Up Little Susie” (9/16/1957)
  • Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (9/24/1957)
  • Sam Cooke “You Send Me” (10/14/1957)
  • Buddy Holly & the Crickets “Peggy Sue” (10/21/1957)
  • Danny & the Juniors “At the Hop” (11/18/1957)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” (11/23/1957)

Top 2%

  • Harry Belafonte “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” (1/12/1957)
  • The Diamonds “Little Darlin’” (3/16/1957)
  • Julie London “Cry Me a River” (Apr. 1957)
  • The Coasters “Searchin’” (5/6/1957)
  • Debbie Reynolds “Tammy” (7/20/1957)
  • Johnny Mathis “Chances Are” (8/12/1957)
  • Chuck Berry “Rock and Roll Music” (11/4/1957)
  • Peggy Lee “Fever” (12/21/1957)

1958

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The Chantels “Maybe” (1/6/1958)
  • The Silhouettes “Get a Job” (1/6/1958)
  • Connie Francis “Who’s Sorry Now?” (2/3/1958)
  • Little Richard “Good Golly Miss Molly” (2/15/1958)
  • Chuck Berry “Sweet Little Sixteen” (2/15/1958)
  • The Monotones “Book of Love” (3/22/1958)
  • The Platters “Twilight Time” (3/24/1958)
  • Sheb Wooley “The Purple People Eater” (5/19/1958)
  • The Coasters “Yakety Yak” 5/31/1958)
  • The Impressions “For Your Precious Love” (6/2/1958)
  • The Elegants “Little Star” (6/30/1958)
  • The Big Bopper “Chantilly Lace” (8/4/1958)
  • Conway Twitty “It’s Only Make Believe” (9/8/1958)
  • The Teddy Bears “To Know Him Is to Love Him” (9/22/1958)
  • Jackie Wilson “Lonely Teardrops” (11/17/1958)
  • Ritchie Valens “Donna” (11/24/1958)
  • The Crests “Sixteen Candles” (11/24/1958)
  • David Seville & the Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song” (12/1/1958)

1959

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Frankie Avalon “Venus” (2/9/1959)
  • The Skyliners “Since I Don’t Have You” (2/14/1959)
  • Dion & the Belmonts “A Teenager in Love” (4/18/1959)
  • Dinah Washington “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” (5/9/1959)
  • The Drifters “There Goes My Baby” (6/1/1959)
  • Ella Fitzgerald “But Not for Me” (10/16/1959)  


1960

Top 1%

  • Percy Faith “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (1/11/1960)
  • Bobby Darin “Clementine” (3/14/1960)
  • The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (4/18/1960)
  • Roy Orbison “Only the Lonely” (5/23/1960)
  • Elvis Presley “It’s Now or Never” (7/5/1960)
  • Chubby Checker “The Twist” (7/18/1960)
  • Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (9/5/1960)
  • The Drifters “Save the Last Dance for Me” (9/5/1960)
  • The Miracles “Shop Around” (9/27/1960)
  • Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (11/1/1960)
  • The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (11/21/1960)

Top 2%

  • Elvis Presley “Stuck on You” (3/23/1960)
  • Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs “Stay” (9/17/1960)

1961

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • The Marcels “Blue Moon” (3/6/1961)
  • John Coltrane “My Favorite Things” (album cut: March 1961)
  • Patsy Cline “I Fall to Pieces” (4/3/1961)
  • Bobby Lewis “Tossin’ and Turnin’” (4/24/1961)
  • The Highwaymen “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” (7/3/1961)
  • Mr. Acker Bilk “Stranger on the Shore” (11/30/1961)

1962

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The Shirelles “Soldier Boy” (3/19/1962)
  • John Lee Hooker “Boom Boom” (5/26/1962)
  • Bobby Vinton “Roses Are Red My Love” (6/2/1962)
  • Neil Sedaka “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (6/23/1962)
  • The Tornadoes “Telstar” (8/30/1962)
  • Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers “Monster Mash” (9/1/1962)
  • Elvis Presley “Return to Sender” (9/5/1962)
  • The Crystals “He’s a Rebel” (9/8/1962)
  • Frank Ifield “I Remember You” (9/8/1962)
  • The Beatles “Love Me Do” (10/5/1962)
  • The Drifters “Up on the Roof” (11/3/1962)
  • The Miracles “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (11/9/1962)

1963

Top 1%

  • The Chiffons “He’s So Fine” (2/23/1963)
  • Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” (6/1/1963)
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Heat Wave” (7/10/1963)
  • The Kingsmen “Louie Louie” (8/8/1963)
  • Bob Dylan “Blowin’ in the Wind” (8/13/1963)
  • The Beatles “She Loves You” (8/23/1963)
  • The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (8/31/1963)
  • Andy Williams “O Holy Night” (album cut, 10/14/1963)
  • The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (12/5/1963)

Top 2%

  • The Beatles “Please Please Me” (1/11/1963)
  • The Drifters “On Broadway” (3/16/1963)
  • The Beach Boys “Surfin’ U.S.A.” (3/23/1963)
  • The Crystals “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” (4/20/1963)
  • Kyu Sakamoto “Sukiyaki” (5/4/1963)
  • Lesley Gore “It’s My Party” (5/4/1963)
  • Little Stevie Wonder “Fingertips (Part 2)” (5/21/1963)
  • The Chiffons “One Fine Day” (6/1/1963)
  • The Angels “My Boyfriend’s Back” (8/3/1963)
  • Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs “Sugar Shack” (9/21/1963)
  • Andy Williams “O Holy Night” (album cut: 10/14/1963)

1964

Top 1%

  • Louis Armstrong “Hello, Dolly!” (2/15/1964)
  • The Beatles “Twist and Shout” (3/7/1964)
  • The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” (3/16/1964)
  • Mary Wells “My Guy” (3/28/1964)
  • Disneyland Chorus “It’s a Small World After All” (4/22/1964)
  • The Dixie Cups “Chapel of Love” (5/2/1964)
  • Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema” (6/6/1964)
  • The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (6/17/1964)
  • The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun” (6/19/1964)
  • The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” (7/10/1964)
  • Martha Reeves & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street” (7/31/1964)
  • The Kinks “You Really Got Me” (8/4/1964)
  • Frank Sinatra “Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)” (album cut, 8/22/1964)
  • Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (8/29/1964)
  • The Supremes “Baby Love” (10/3/1964)
  • Petula Clark “Downtown” (11/12/1964)
  • The Beatles “I Feel Fine” (11/23/1964)
  • The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (12/12/1964)
  • The Temptations “My Girl“ (12/21/1964)
  • Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (12/22/1964)

Top 2%

  • The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There” (1/13/1964)
  • The Beatles “All My Loving” (3/28/1964)
  • Dionne Warwick “Walk on By” (4/16/1964)
  • The Beach Boys “I Get Around” (5/23/1964)
  • The Drifters “Under the Boardwalk” (6/27/1964)
  • Manfred Mann “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (7/18/1964)
  • The Beatles “And I Love Her” (7/20/1964)
  • The Zombies “She’s Not There” (7/31/1964)
  • The Four Tops “Baby, I Need Your Loving” (8/15/1964)
  • The Shangri-La’s “Leader of the Pack” (10/10/1964)
  • The Supremes “Come See About Me” (10/27/1964)
  • Marvin Gaye “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” (11/4/1964)
  • The Kinks “All Day and All of the Night” (12/26/1964)

1965

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • The Who “I Can’t Explain” (1/15/1965)
  • Martha & the Vandellas “Nowhere to Run” (2/2/1965)
  • The Yardbirds “For Your Love” (2/28/1965)
  • Bob Dylan “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (4/3/1965)
  • Them “Gloria” (5/1/1965)
  • The Beach Boys “California Girls” (7/12/1965)
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful “Do You Believe in Magic?” (8/21/1965)
  • Barry McGuire “Eve of Destruction” (8/21/1965)
  • The Rolling Stones “Get Off of My Cloud” (10/2/1965)
  • The Beatles “Day Tripper” (12/3/1965)
  • The Beatles “Michelle” (album cut: 12/3/1965)
  • The Beatles “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” (album cut: 12/3/1965)
  • Stevie Wonder “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” (12/11/1965)

1966

Top 1%

  • The Mamas and the Papas “California Dreamin’” (1/1/1966)
  • The Byrds “Eight Miles High” (4/2/1966)
  • Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (4/9/1966)
  • The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (5/3/1966)
  • The Troggs “Wild Thing” (5/5/1966)
  • The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” (5/7/1966)
  • Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (5/7/1966)
  • Ike & Tina Turner “River Deep, Mountain High” (5/28/1966)
  • The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (7/18/1966)
  • The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (7/25/1966)
  • The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (8/5/1966)
  • Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (9/3/1966)
  • The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (10/22/1966)
  • Spencer Davis Group “Gimme Some Lovin’” (11/3/1966)
  • The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (12/3/1966)

Top 2%

  • SSgt Barry Sadler “The Ballad of the Green Berets” (2/5/1966)
  • The Mamas & the Papas “Monday Monday” (4/9/1966)
  • The Beatles “Paperback Writer” (5/30/1966)
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful “Summer in the City” (7/14/1966)
  • The Beach Boys “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (7/18/1966)
  • Donovan “Sunshine Superman” (7/30/1966)
  • The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” (8/5/1966)
  • Jimmy Ruffin “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” (8/6/1966)
  • The Association “Cherish” (8/27/1966)
  • ? & the Mysterians “96 Tears” (8/27/1966)
  • The Supremes “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (10/29/1966)
  • The Easybeats “Friday on My Mind” (10/29/1966)
  • Tom Jones “Green Green Grass of Home” (11/10/1966)
  • Wilson Pickett “Mustang Sally” (11/19/1966)
  • Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” (12/3/1966)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Hey Joe” (12/16/1966)

1967

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • The Doors “The End” (album cut: 1/4/1967)
  • The Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday” (1/13/1967)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck “Release Me” (1/26/1967)
  • Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra “Somethin’ Stupid” (3/18/1967)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (4/20/1967)
  • The Young Rascals “Groovin’” (4/22/1967)
  • Frankie Valli “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (5/13/1967)
  • The Association “Windy” (5/27/1967)
  • Scott McKenzie “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” (5/27/1967)
  • Lulu “To Sir with Love” (9/2/1967)
  • The Youngbloods “Get Together” (9/2/1967)
  • The Who “I Can See for Miles” (10/7/1967)
  • The Beatles “Hello Goodbye” (11/24/1967)
  • The Beatles “I Am the Walrus” (11/24/1967)
  • Aretha Franklin “Chain of Fools” (12/9/1967)
  • Paul Mauriat “Love Is Blue” (12/16/1967)

1968

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Sly & the Family Stone “Dance to the Music” (2/10/1968)
  • Simon & Garfunkel “Scarborough Fair” (3/2/1968)
  • Bobby Goldsboro “Honey” (3/23/1968)
  • Herb Alpert “This Guy’s in Love with You” (5/11/1968)
  • Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues (live)” (6/1/1968)
  • Aretha Franklin “I Say a Little Prayer” (7/26/1968)
  • Harry Nilsson “Everybody’s Talkin’” (8/3/1968)
  • Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A” (8/24/1968)
  • Iron Butterfly “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (8/24/1968)
  • The Beatles “Revolution” (8/26/1968)
  • Mary Hopkin “Those Were the Days” (9/21/1968)
  • Cream “White Room” (9/28/1968)
  • The Supremes “Love Child” (9/30/1968)
  • Joe Cocker “With a Little Help from My Friends” (10/2/1968)
  • Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride” (10/5/1968)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” (album cut: 10/16/1968, released 10/23/1970)

1969

Top 1%

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Proud Mary” (1/18/1969)
  • The 5th Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (3/8/1969)
  • Frank Sinatra “My Way” (3/22/1969)
  • The Beatles with Billy Preston “Get Back” (4/11/1969)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Bad Moon Rising” (5/3/1969)
  • Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” (6/14/1969)
  • The Rolling Stones “Honky Tonk Women” (7/4/1969)
  • The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (7/4/1969)
  • David Bowie “Space Oddity” (7/11/1969)
  • The Archies “Sugar, Sugar” (7/19/1969)
  • Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (8/26/1969)
  • The Beatles “Something” (10/6/1969) /
  • The Beatles “Come Together” (10/6/1969)
  • The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (10/7/1969)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” (10/25/1969)
  • B.J. Thomas “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (11/1/1969)
  • Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” (11/15/1969)
  • The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” (album cut: 11/28/1969, charted 11/28/1998)

Top 2%

  • The Zombies “Time of the Season” (2/8/1969)
  • The Who “Pinball Wizard” (3/7/1969)
  • The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (3/8/1969)
  • Simon & Garfunkel “The Boxer” (4/5/1969)
  • Elvis Presley “In the Ghetto” (5/3/1969)
  • Stevie Wonder “My Cherie Amour” (5/31/1969)
  • Zager & Evans “In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)” (6/21/1969)
  • Johnny Cash “A Boy Named Sue (live)” (7/26/1969)
  • The Beatles “Here Comes the Sun” (10/1/1969)
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (10/4/1969)
  • The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together” (11/1/1969)
  • The Shocking Blue “Venus” (12/13/1969)
  • B.B. King “The Thrill Is Gone” (12/27/1969)  


1970

Top 1%

  • Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1/26/1970)
  • The Jackson 5 “ABC” (2/24/1970)
  • The Beatles “Let It Be” (3/6/1970)
  • The Guess Who “American Woman” (3/21/1970)
  • Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime” (6/6/1970)
  • Free “All Right Now” (6/6/1970)
  • The Kinks “Lola” (6/12/1970)
  • Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (6/13/1970)
  • Edwin Starr “War” (7/11/1970)
  • Diana Ross “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (8/8/1970)
  • The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (8/28/1970)
  • Black Sabbath “Paranoid” (8/29/1970)
  • James Taylor “Fire and Rain” (9/12/1970)
  • Elton John “Your Song” (11/21/1970)
  • George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (11/28/1970)

Top 2%

  • Sly & the Family Stone “Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (1/3/1970)
  • John Lennon “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” (2/21/1970)
  • Van Morrison “Moondance” (3/14/1970)
  • Paul McCartney “Maybe I’m Amazed” (4/17/1970)
  • The Beatles “The Long and Winding Road” (5/11/1970)
  • Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” (6/6/1970)
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Ohio” (6/20/1970)
  • Stevie Wonder “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” (6/20/1970)
  • Anne Murray “Snowbird” (7/4/1970)
  • James Brown “Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine” (7/18/1970)
  • Carpenters “We’ve Only Just Begun” (9/12/1970)
  • Black Sabbath “Iron Man” (album cut: 9/18/1970, charted 1/29/1972)
  • Lynn Anderson “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” (11/7/1970)
  • Santana “Black Magic Woman” (11/7/1970)
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn “Knock Three Times” (11/21/1970)

1971

Top 1%

  • The Temptations “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” (1/14/1971)
  • Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1/17/1971)
  • Janis Joplin “Me and Bobby McGee” (1/30/1971)
  • Three Dog Night “Joy to the World” (3/6/1971)
  • Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (3/20/1971)
  • The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” (4/16/1971)
  • Carole King “It’s Too Late” (5/8/1971)
  • James Taylor “You’ve Got a Friend” (5/29/1971)
  • The Who “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (6/25/1971)
  • T-Rex “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” (7/10/71)
  • Rod Stewart “Maggie May” (7/17/1971)
  • John Lennon “Imagine” (10/11/1971)
  • Isaac Hayes “Theme from ‘Shaft’” (10/16/1971)
  • The Who “Baba O’Riley” (10/23/1971)
  • Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (album cut: 11/8/1971, charted 11/24/2007)
  • Don McLean “American Pie” (11/27/1971)
  • Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (11/27/1971)
  • Harry Nisson “Without You” (12/11/1971)
  • America “A Horse with No Name” (12/18/1971)

Top 2%

  • Sammi Smith “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (1/16/1971)
  • John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (4/3/1971)
  • Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)” (6/10/1971)
  • The Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” (6/12/1971)
  • Bee Gees “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” (6/19/1971)
  • The Doors “Riders on the Storm” (7/3/1971)
  • Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (7/3/1971)
  • The Who “Behind Blue Eyes” (10/30/1971)
  • Sly & the Family Stone “Family Affair” (11/6/1971)
  • Grateful Dead “Truckin’” (11/27/1971)
  • David Bowie “Life on Mars?” (album cut: 12/17/1971, released 6/22/1973)
  • Led Zeppelin “Black Dog” (12/18/1971)

1972

Top 1%

  • David Bowie “Changes” (1/7/1972)
  • Neil Young “Heart of Gold” (1/29/1972)
  • Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (3/4/1972)
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again (Naturally)” (3/4/1972)
  • Elton John “Tiny Dancer” (3/4/1972)
  • Pipes & Drums & Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards “Amazing Grace” (4/1/1972)
  • Bill Withers “Lean on Me” (4/22/1972)
  • The Temptations “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (9/28/1972)
  • Elton John “Crocodile Rock” (11/4/1972)
  • Lou Reed “Walk on the Wild Side” (11/8/1972)
  • Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (11/11/1972)
  • Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (12/2/1972)

Top 2%

  • Led Zeppelin “Rock and Roll” (3/11/1972)
  • The Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There” (4/1/1972)
  • The Hollies “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” (6/17/1972)
  • Elton John “Rocket Man” (4/14/1972)
  • Eagles “Take It Easy” (5/20/1972)
  • Alice Cooper “School’s Out” (5/27/1972)
  • Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now” (6/24/1972)
  • Mott the Hoople “All the Young Dudes” (8/12/1972)
  • The Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music” (9/2/1972)
  • Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (9/30/1972)

1973

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The O’Jays “Love Train” (1/13/1973)
  • Elton John “Daniel” (1/20/1973)
  • The Stooges “Search and Destroy” (album cut: 2/7/1973)
  • Charlie Rich “Behind Closed Doors” (2/10/1973)
  • Dobie Gray “Drift Away” (2/17/1973)
  • Stealers Wheel “Stuck in the Middle with You” (3/3/1973)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love” (3/23/1973)
  • Pink Floyd “Money” (5/7/1973)
  • Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground” (8/18/1973)
  • Eddie Kendricks “Keep on Truckin’” (8/18/1973)
  • The Allman Brothers Band “Ramblin’ Man” (8/25/1973)
  • Bob Dylan “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (9/1/1973)
  • Charlie Rich “The Most Beautiful Girl” (9/22/1973)
  • Todd Rundgren “Hello It’s Me” (9/29/1973)
  • Steve Miller Band “The Joker” (10/20/1973)
  • Stevie Wonder “Living for the City” (11/10/1973)
  • Dolly Parton “Jolene” (11/3/1973)
  • Jim Croce “Time in a Bottle” (11/16/1973)
  • Golden Earring “Radar Love” (12/8/1973)

1974

Top 1%

  • Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1/5/1974)
  • Elton John “Bennie and the Jets” (2/4/1974)
  • Billy Joel “Piano Man” (2/9/1974)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” (7/21/1974)
  • Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (8/3/1974)
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” (9/21/1974)
  • Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (10/12/1974)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers “No Woman, No Cry” (album cut: 10/25/1974, live version charted 9/27/1975)
  • Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” (11/2/1974)

Top 2%

  • Pink Floyd “Time” (2/4/1974)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings “Band on the Run” (4/13/1974)
  • The Hues Corporation “Rock the Boat” (5/4/1974)
  • George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (5/11/1974)
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care of Business” (5/18/1974)
  • Elton John “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (5/20/1974)
  • Eric Clapton “I Shot the Sheriff” (7/13/1974)
  • Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (7/27/1974)
  • Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (9/29/1974)
  • Barry Manilow “Mandy” (11/9/1974)
  • LaBelle “Lady Marmalade” (12/14/1974)
  • The Doobie Brothers “Black Water” (12/20/1974)
  • Joe Cocker “You Are So Beautiful” (12/28/1974)

1975

Top 1%

  • Led Zeppelin “Kashmir” (album cut: 2/24/1975, charted 11/24/2007)
  • Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (4/5/1975)
  • Van McCoy “The Hustle” (4/19/1975)
  • 10cc “I’m Not in Love” (5/10/1975)
  • Kiss “Rock and Roll All Nite” (5/17/1975)
  • Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” (5/31/1975)
  • KC & the Sunshine Band “That’s the Way I Like It” (8/2/1975)
  • Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (8/25/1975)
  • Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (11/8/1975)
  • Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” (11/20/1975)

Top 2%

  • Earth, Wind & Fire “Shining Star” (2/8/1975)
  • David Bowie “Fame” (2/21/1975)
  • Elton John “Philadelphia Freedom” (2/24/1975)
  • Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” (3/8/1975)
  • KC & the Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight” (3/29/1975)
  • Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion” (5/19/1975)
  • Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’” (5/24/1975)
  • Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road” (album cut: 8/25/1975)
  • Aerosmith “Walk This Way” (8/28/1975)
  • War “Low Rider” (9/13/1975)
  • Pink Floyd “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” (album cut: 9/15/1975)
  • Barry Manilow “I Write the Songs” (11/8/1975)
  • Donna Summer “Love to Love You Baby” (11/8/1975)
  • Nazareth “Love Hurts” (11/15/1975)
  • Paul Simon “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (12/19/1975)
  • The Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” (12/27/1975)

1976

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Fleetwood Mac “Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)” (3/6/1976)
  • Abba “Fernando” (3/27/1976)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings “Silly Love Songs” (4/1/1976)
  • Diana Ross “Love Hangover” (4/3/1976)
  • Thin Lizzy “The Boys Are Back in Town” (5/15/1976)
  • Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing” (7/2/1976)
  • Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear the Reaper” (7/31/1976)
  • Gordon Lightfoot “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (8/26/1976)
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band “Blinded by the Light” (8/28/1976)
  • Rose Royce “Car Wash” (10/23/1976)
  • Mary MacGregor “Torn Between Two Lovers” (11/20/1976)
  • Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Night Moves” (12/4/1976)
  • Barbra Streisand “Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)” (12/11/1976)
  • Kansas “Carry on Wayward Son” (12/11/1976)
  • Eagles “New Kid in Town” (12/11/1976)
  • Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (12/18/1976)

1977

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The Trammps “Disco Inferno” (3/5/1977)
  • Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up” (3/15/1977)
  • Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville” (3/26/1977)
  • Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (4/9/1977)
  • Fleetwood Mac “Don’t Stop” (4/30/1977)
  • Elvis Costello “Alison” (5/21/1977)
  • Heart “Barracada” (5/28/1977)
  • Crystal Gayle “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” (7/9/1977)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings “Mull of Kintyre” (11/11/1977)
  • Dan Hill “Sometimes When We Touch” (11/20/1977)

1978

Top 1%

  • Bee Gees “Night Fever” (2/3/1978)
  • Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (2/3/1978)
  • Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (4/1/1978)
  • The Police “Roxanne” (4/7/1978)
  • Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (4/15/1978)
  • Eric Clapton “Wonderful Tonight” (5/13/1978)
  • Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (6/17/1978)
  • Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated” (album cut: 9/21/1978)
  • Chic “Le Freak” (10/21/1978)
  • Village People “YMCA” (10/21/1978)
  • Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (11/18/1978)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (11/18/1978)
  • Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (12/16/1978)

Top 2%

  • Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights” (1/6/1978)
  • Kansas “Dust in the Wind” (1/28/1978)
  • Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” (2/18/1978)
  • The B-52’s “Rock Lobster” (4/30/1978)
  • Van Halen “Runnin’ with the Devil” (5/6/1978)
  • The Rolling Stones “Miss You” (5/10/1978)
  • Anne Murray “You Needed Me” (5/13/1978)
  • Donna Summer “Last Dance” (5/13/1978)
  • A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie” (5/13/1978)
  • Parliament “Flashlight” (1/28/1978)
  • Meat Loaf “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (8/12/1978)
  • Funkadelic “One Nation Under a Groove” (8/19/1978)
  • The Undertones “Teenage Kicks” (10/21/1978)
  • Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (11/4/1978)
  • Bee Gees “Too Much Heaven” (11/10/1978)

1979

Top 1%

  • Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1/3/1979)
  • Dire Straits “Sultans of Swing” (2/3/1979)
  • Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Old Time Rock and Roll” (4/7/1979)
  • Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” (4/20/1979)
  • Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (4/28/1979)
  • Chic “Good Times” (6/16/1979)
  • The Knack “My Sharona” (6/23/1979)
  • Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (7/10/1979)
  • AC/DC “Highway to Hell” (7/27/1979)
  • The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (10/13/1979)
  • Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”(10/20/1979)
  • The Pretenders “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)” (11/17/1979)
  • Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (11/23/1979)
  • The Clash “London Calling” (12/7/1979)

Top 2%

  • The Doobie Brothers “What a Fool Believes” (1/20/1979)
  • Bee Gees “Tragedy” (2/2/1979)
  • Peaches & Herb “Reunited” (3/17/1979)
  • Supertramp “The Logical Song” (3/24/1979)
  • Cheap Trick “I Want You to Want Me (live)” (4/21/1979)
  • Anita Ward “Ring My Bell” (5/12/1979)
  • Donna Summer “Bad Girls” (5/26/1979)
  • Patrick Hernandez “Born to Be Alive” (6/9/1979)
  • Charlie Daniels Band “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (6/23/1979)
  • Gary Numan “Cars” (8/21/1979)
  • The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” (9/10/1979)
  • The Police “Message in a Bottle” (9/21/1979)
  • Styx “Babe” (9/28/1979)
  • Rupert Holmes “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” (10/20/1979)
  • Michael Jackson “Rock with You” (11/3/1979)  


1980

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Split Enz “I Got You” (1/21/1980)
  • Rush “The Spirit of Radio” (2/9/1980)
  • The Clash “Train in Vain (Stand by Me)” (2/12/1980)
  • The Romantics “What I Like About You” (2/16/1980)
  • Frank Sinatra “Theme from “New York, New York”“ (5/3/1980)
  • Billy Joel “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” (5/13/1980)
  • Olivia Newton-John “Magic” (5/23/1980)
  • Christopher Cross “Sailing” (6/14/1980)
  • Devo “Whip It” (8/13/1980)
  • Barbra Streisand “Woman in Love” (8/29/1980)
  • Ozzy Osbourne “Crazy Train” (9/13/1980)
  • Pat Benatar “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” (9/15/1980)

1981

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • John Lennon “Woman” (1/9/1981)
  • Blondie “Rapture” (1/12/1981)
  • The Specials “Ghost Town” (6/20/1981)
  • Christopher Cross “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (8/15/1981)
  • The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” (8/15/1981)
  • The Police “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (9/25/1981)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (11/13/1981)
  • Loverboy “Working for the Weekend” (11/14/1981)

1982

Top 1%

  • Journey “Open Arms” (1/15/1982)
  • Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (3/6/1982)
  • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (3/29/1982)
  • Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” (5/15/1982)
  • Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (6/5/1982)
  • The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (6/5/1982)
  • The Clash “Rock the Casbah” (6/11/1982)
  • John Cougar “Jack and Diane” (6/26/1982)
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” (7/3/1982)
  • Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (7/24/1982)
  • The Gap Band “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” (8/7/1982)
  • Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong” (8/21/1982)
  • Culture Club “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” (9/18/1982)
  • Prince “1999” (9/24/1982)
  • Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” (10/16/1982)
  • Toto “Africa” (10/30/1982)

Top 2%

  • The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” (1/23/1982)
  • A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)” (3/27/1982)
  • Toto “Rosanna” (4/17/1982)
  • John Cougar Mellencamp “Hurts So Good” (4/24/1982)
  • Steve Miller Band “Abracadabra” (5/29/1982)
  • Chicago “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” (6/5/1982)
  • Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force “Planet Rock” (6/12/1982)
  • Jack and Diane” John Cougar (6/26/1982)
  • Lionel Richie “Truly” (10/9/1982)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates “Maneater” (10/16/1982)
  • Billy Idol “White Wedding” (11/27/1982)

1983

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • U2 “New Year’s Day” (1/1/1983)
  • Def Leppard “Photograph” (2/5/1983)
  • Modern English “I Melt with You” (3/26/1983)
  • Journey “Faithfully” (4/16/1983)
  • Spandau Ballet “True” (4/23/1983)
  • Quiet Riot “Cum on Feel the Noize” (4/23/1983)
  • Violent Femmes “Blister in the Sun” (album cut: April 1983)
  • R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” (5/21/1983)
  • Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” (6/25/1983)
  • Talking Heads “Burning Down the House” (7/23/1983)
  • UB40 “Red Red Wine” (8/20/1983)
  • Madonna “Holiday” (9/7/1983)
  • Yes “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (10/8/1983)
  • Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson “Say, Say, Say” (10/15/1983)
  • The Smiths “This Charming Man” (10/31/1983)

1984

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Bryan Adams “Heaven” (1/28/1984)
  • The Scorpions “Rock You Like a Hurricane” (2/28/1984)
  • Ratt “Round and Round” (4/28/1984)
  • Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (6/2/1984)
  • Ray Parker, Jr. “Ghostbusters” (6/16/1984)
  • Prince & the Revolution “Let’s Go Crazy” (7/18/1984)
  • Chicago “You’re the Inspiration” (11/17/1984)
  • Dead or Alive “You Spin Me Around Like a Record” (12/1/1984)
  • Wham! “Last Christmas” (12/3/1984)

1985

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • REO Speedwagon “Can’t Fight This Feeling” (1/18/1985)
  • Madonna “Crazy for You” (3/1/1985)
  • Huey Lewis & the News “The Power of Love” (6/28/1985)
  • Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” (8/5/1985)

1986

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Whitney Houston “Greatest Love of All” (3/18/1986)
  • Madonna “Papa Don’t Preach” (6/11/1986)
  • Steve Winwood “Higher Love” (6/14/1986)
  • The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (album cut: 6/16/1986, released 10/12/1992)
  • Cameo “Word Up!” (8/16/1986)
  • Bon Jovi “You Give Love a Bad Name” (8/23/1986)
  • Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian” (9/1/1986)
  • Europe “The Final Countdown” (11/1/1986)
  • Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead or Alive” (11/1/1986)

1987

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (1/30/1987)
  • Prince “Sign ‘O’ the Times” (2/18/1987)
  • U2 “Where the Streets Have No Name” (4/4/1987)
  • Heart “Alone” (5/15/1987)
  • Suzanne Vega “Luka” (5/23/1987)
  • Mötley Crüe “Girls, Girls, Girls” (5/30/1987)
  • Whitesnake “Is This Love” (6/6/1987)
  • Los Lobos “La Bamba” (6/27/1987)
  • R.E.M. “The One I Love” (9/5/1987)
  • R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (9/5/1987)
  • Billy Idol “Mony Mony (live)” (9/11/1987)
  • The Cure “Just Like Heaven” (10/5/1987)

1988

Top 1%

  • Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” (4/6/1988)
  • Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (6/11/1988)
  • Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” (10/12/1988)

Top 2%

  • Midnight Oil “Beds Are Burning” (2/20/1988)
  • Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock “It Takes Two” (4/16/1988)
  • INXS “Never Tear Us Apart” (6/25/1988)
  • Def Leppard “Love Bites” (7/16/1988)
  • Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (7/30/1988)
  • Bobby Brown “My Prerogative” (8/23/1988)
  • Phil Collins “A Groovy Kind of Love” (9/2/1988)
  • The La’s “There She Goes” (10/31/1988)
  • Paula Abdul “Straight Up” (11/30/1988)
  • Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City” (11/30/1988)
  • Tone Loc “Wild Thing” (12/3/1988)

1989

Top 1%

  • Metallica “One” (1/10/1989)
  • Bette Midler “Wind Beneath My Wings (aka ‘Hero’)” (2/18/1989)
  • Madonna “Like a Prayer” (2/27/1989)
  • Tom Petty “Free Fallin’” (5/6/1989)
  • The B-52’s “Love Shack” (6/20/1989)
  • Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (6/24/1989)
  • Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (11/4/1989)

Top 2%

  • “Eternal Flame” Bangles (2/3/1989)
  • Soul II Soul “Back to Life (How Ever Do You Want Me)” (5/31/1989)
  • Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting” (6/30/1989)
  • Young M.C. “Bust a Move” (7/15/1989)
  • Janet Jackson “Miss You Much” (8/25/1989)
  • Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus” (8/29/1989)
  • Neil Young “Rockin’ in the Free World” (9/23/1989)
  • Alannah Myles “Black Velvet” (12/9/1989)
  • Marcia Griffiths “Electric Slide (Electric Boogie)” (12/9/1989)  


1990

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Faith No More “Epic” (1/30/1990)
  • Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence” (2/5/1990)
  • Bell Biv DeVoe “Poison” (3/10/1990)
  • Roxette “It Must Have Been Love” (4/6/1990)
  • Deee-Lite “Groove Is in the Heart” (8/18/1990)
  • Warrant “Cherry Pie” (9/8/1990)

1991

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The Scorpions “Wind of Change” (1/20/1991)
  • Massive Attack “Unfinished Sympathy” (2/11/1991)
  • Extreme “More Than Words” (3/2/1991)
  • Paula Abdul “Rush Rush” (5/2/1991)
  • Naughty by Nature “O.P.P.” (7/27/1991)
  • Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson “Beauty and the Beast” (11/6/1991)

1992

Top 1%

  • Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1/2/1992)
  • U2 “One” (1/4/1992)
  • Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1/11/1992)
  • Nirvana “Come As You Are” (1/18/1992)
  • Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1/25/1992)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” (2/15/1992)
  • Kris Kross “Jump” (3/28/1992)
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back” (4/11/1992)
  • Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (6/30/1992)
  • Radiohead “Creep” (9/21/1992)
  • Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (11/3/1992)
  • Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (11/21/1992)

Top 2%

  • Michael Jackson “Remember the Time” (1/14/1992)
  • Nirvana “Lithium” (2/8/1992)
  • Metallica “Nothing Else Matters” (3/14/1992)
  • Billy Ray Cyrus “Achy Breaky Heart” (4/4/1992)
  • Pearl Jam “Even Flow” (4/6/1992)
  • Brooks & Dunn “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” (5/23/1992)
  • House of Pain “Jump Around” (6/27/1992)
  • Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” (11/19/1992)
  • Pearl Jam “Black” (12/26/1992)

1993

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Snow “Informer” (1/9/1993)
  • Collective Soul “Shine” (3/19/1993)
  • Stone Temple Pilots “Plush” (3/20/1993)
  • UB40 “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (5/1/1993)
  • Tag Team “Whoomp! There It Is” (5/22/1993)
  • Nirvana “Heart-Shaped Box” (8/30/1993)
  • Pearl Jam “Daughter” (10/30/1993)
  • Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart “All for Love” (11/19/1993)
  • Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (11/27/1993)
  • Nirvana “All Apologies” (12/4/1993)

1994

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Beastie Boys “Sabotage” (1/28/1994)
  • Green Day “Longview” (2/1/1994)
  • Blur “Girls and Boys” (3/7/1994)
  • Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories “Stay (I Missed You)” (4/22/1994)
  • Nine Inch Nails “Closer” (5/7/1994)
  • Elton John “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (5/20/1994)
  • Wet Wet Wet “Love Is All Around” (5/21/1994)
  • The Offspring “Come Out and Play” (5/28/1994)
  • Green Day “Basket Case” (7/16/1994)
  • Stone Temple Pilots “Interstate Love Song” (8/20/1994)
  • Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (8/23/1994 as album cut, 12/20/2008 as single)
  • Weezer “Buddy Holly” (9/7/1994)
  • Silverchair “Tomorrow” (9/16/1994)
  • The Cranberries “Zombie” (9/19/1994)
  • Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (11/1/1994)
  • Pearl Jam “Better Man” (12/3/1994)
  • Rednex “Cotton Eye Joe” (12/17/1994)

1995

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Live “Lightning Crashes” (1/28/1995)
  • Joan Osborne “One of Us” (2/21/1995)
  • Bryan Adams “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (4/4/1995)
  • The Rembrandts “I’ll Be There for You” (5/1/1995)
  • Everything But the Girl “Missing (dance remix)” (8/28/1995)
  • Smashing Pumpkins “1979” (11/25/1995)
  • Tupac Shakur (2pac) with Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman “California Love” (12/28/1995)

1996

Top 1%

  • Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1/6/1996)
  • Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger” (2/19/1996)
  • Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (2/20/1996)
  • No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (4/15/1996)
  • Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (6/21/1996)
  • Spice Girls “Wannabe” (7/20/1996)
  • Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (10/18/1996)
  • R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (11/8/1996)

Top 2%

  • Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” (1/20/1996)
  • Alanis Morissette “You Learn” (2/24/1996)
  • Oasis “Champagne Supernova” (2/24/1996)
  • Fugees ““Killing Me Softly” (3/2/1996)
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Tha Crossroads” (5/11/1996)
  • Eric Clapton “Change the World” (6/14/1996)
  • Celine Dion “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (7/30/1996)
  • The Wallflowers “One Headlight” (10/5/1996)
  • Blackstreet with Dr. Dre “No Diggity” (10/12/1996)
  • Jewel “You Were Meant for Me” (11/1/1996)

1997

Top 1%

  • Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (3/3/1997)
  • Hanson “Mmmbop” (3/28/1997)
  • Blur “Song 2” (4/7/1997)
  • Puffy Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (6/14/1997)
  • The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (6/16/1997)
  • LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live” (6/21/1997)
  • Chumbawumba “Tubthumping” (8/23/1997)
  • Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (9/6/1997)
  • Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (11/8/1997)
  • Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of My Life)” (11/29/1997)
  • Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (12/8/1997)

Top 2%

  • Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life” (3/29/1997)
  • Radiohead “Paranoid Android” (5/26/1997)
  • Foo Fighters “Everlong” (8/2/1997)
  • Robbie Williams “Angels” (12/1/1997)
  • Will Smith “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” (12/12/1997)

1998

Top 1%

Top 2%

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

1999

Top 1%

  • TLC “No Scrubs” (2/2/1999)
  • Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (4/9/1999)
  • Lonestar “Amazed” (4/10/1999)
  • Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (6/26/1999)
  • Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)” (8/7/1999)
  • Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” (12/4/1999)

Top 2%

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


2000

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Britney Spears “Oops!...I Did It Again” (3/27/2000)
  • Matchbox 20 “Bent” (4/21/2000)
  • Eminem “The Real Slim Shady” (5/6/2000)
  • Coldplay “Yellow” (6/26/2000)
  • Lifehouse “Hanging by a Moment” (8/16/2000)
  • Shaggy with Ricardo “Rik Rok” Ducent “It Wasn’t Me” (10/27/2000)

2001

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Staind “It’s Been Awhile” (4/7/2001)
  • Linkin Park “In the End” (8/25/2001)
  • Enrique Iglesias “Hero” (9/14/2001)
  • Pink “Get the Party Started” (10/9/2001)
  • Shakira “Whenever, Wherever” (10/27/2001)
  • The Strokes “Last Nite” (11/1/2001)

2002

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Ashanti with Ja Rule “Foolish” (1/19/2002)
  • Vanessa Carlton “A Thousand Miles” (2/22/2002)
  • Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why” (5/25/2002)
  • Miss “Misdemeanor” Elliott “Work It” (9/14/2002)
  • Christina Aguilera “Beautiful” (11/15/2002)

2003

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Evanescence with Paul McCoy “Bring Me to Life”(1/25/2003)
  • Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake “Where Is the Love?” (6/14/2003)
  • 3 Doors Down “Here Without You” (8/8/2003)

2004

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Maroon 5 “This Love” (1/27/2004)
  • DJ Casper (aka Mr. C the Slide Man) “Cha Cha Slide” (3/27/2004)
  • Jay-Z “99 Problems” (4/24/2004)
  • Tim McGraw “Live Like You Were Dying” (6/5/2004)
  • Black Eyed Peas “Let’s Get It Started” (6/22/2004)
  • Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (7/2/2004)
  • Green Day “American Idiot” Green Day (8/21/2004)
  • Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (9/11/2004)
  • U2 “Vertigo” (10/3/2004)
  • Mario “Let Me Love You” (10/9/2004)

2005

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • 50 Cent with Olivia “Candy Shop” (1/29/2005)
  • Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” (4/2/2005)
  • The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes “Don’t Cha” (4/29/2005)
  • Gorillaz with De La Soul “Feel Good Inc.” (4/30/2005)
  • Nickelback “Photograph” (8/20/2005)
  • Arctic Monkeys “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” (10/9/2005)
  • Madonna “Hung Up” (10/17/2005)

2006

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” (2/18/2006)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dani California” (4/4/2006)
  • The Fray “How to Save a Life” (4/15/2006)
  • Hinder “Lips of an Angel” (4/22/2006)
  • Justin Timberlake with T.I. “My Love” (9/3/2006)
  • Nelly Furtado “Say It Right” (11/5/2006)

2007

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend” (2/27/2007)
  • Colbie Caillat “Bubbly” (5/15/2007)
  • Cupid “Cupid Shuffle” (5/26/2007)
  • Timbaland with Keri Hilson & D.O.E. “The Way I Are” (6/10/2007)
  • Sara Bareilles “Love Song” (6/19/2007)
  • Rihanna “Don’t Stop the Music” (9/7/2007)

2008

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • M.I.A. “Paper Planes” (2/11/2008)
  • Madonna with Justin Timberlake “4 Minutes” (3/17/2008)
  • Rihanna “Take a Bow” (3/23/2008)
  • Kid Rock “All Summer Long” (4/5/2008)
  • Katy Perry “Hot N Cold” (7/5/2008)
  • T.I. “Whatever You Like” (7/29/2008)
  • Pink “So What” (8/17/2008)
  • Kings of Leon “Sex on Fire” (9/6/2008)
  • T.I. with Rihanna “Live Your Life” (9/27/2008)

2009

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Owl City “Firelflies” (8/22/2009)  


2010

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Usher with will.i.am “OMG” (3/22/2010)
  • Eminem “Not Afraid” (4/29/2010)
  • Usher with Pitbull “DJ Got Us Falling in Love’ (6/25/2010)
  • Katy Perry “Teenage Dream” (7/23/2010)
  • Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” (9/14/2010)
  • Pink “Raise Your Glass” (10/6/2010)

2011

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull “On the Floor” (2/8/2011)
  • Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.” (2/16/2011)
  • Adele “Set Fire to the Rain” (3/12/2011)
  • One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” (9/11/2011)
  • Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (10/18/2011)
  • Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (11/12/2011)

2012

Top 1%

  • Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (4/2/2012)
  • The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (4/21/2012)
  • Psy “Gangnam Style” (7/15/2012)
  • Passenger “Let Her Go” (7/24/2012)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (8/27/2012)
  • Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” (10/1/2012)

Top 2%

  • Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (4/16/2012)
  • Flo Rida “Whistle” (4/24/2012)
  • Maroon 5 “One More Night” (6/19/2012)
  • Florida Georgia Line with Nelly “Cruise” (8/6/2012)
  • Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (8/13/2012)
  • Rihanna “Diamonds” (9/27/2012)
  • Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (10/8/2012)
  • Bruno Mars “When I Was Your Man” (12/22/2012)

2013

Top 1%

  • Pink with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me a Reason” (2/6/2013)
  • Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (3/26/2013)
  • Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky” (4/27/2013)
  • Lorde “Royals” (6/3/2013)
  • One Republic “Counting Stars” (6/14/2013)
  • Avicii with Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up!” (6/17/2013)
  • Katy Perry “Roar” (8/10/2013)
  • John Legend “All of Me” (8/12/2013)
  • Katy Perry with Juicy J “Dark Horse” (9/17/2013)
  • Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (10/7/2013)
  • Magic! “Rude” (10/10/2013)
  • Pharrell Williams “Happy” (11/21/2013)

Top 2%

  • Justin Timberlake “Mirrors” (2/11/2013)
  • Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (8/25/2013)
  • Hozier “Take Me to Church” (9/16/2013)
  • Eminem & Rihanna “The Monster” (10/29/2013)
  • Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (11/25/2013)

2014

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Sia “Chandelier” (3/17/2014)
  • Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (4/28/2014)
  • Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance” (9/10/2014)

2015

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (1/7/2015)
  • Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ “Lean On” (3/2/2015)
  • Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (3/15/2015)
  • Taylor Swift with Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (5/17/2015)
  • Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (7/24/2015)
  • Desiigner “Panda” (12/15/2015)

2016

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • The Chainsmokers with Daya “Don’t Let Me Down” (2/5/2016)
  • Twenty One Pilots “Ride” (4/2/2016)
  • Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” (6/16/2016)
  • Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane “Black Beatles” (9/13/2016)
  • Migos with Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee” (10/28/2016)

2017

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Imagine Dragons “Believer” (1/31/2017)
  • Portugal. The Man. “Feel It Still” (3/3/2017)
  • Imagine Dragons “Thunder” (4/27/2017)
  • DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (4/28/2017)
  • Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” (6/16/2017)
  • Lizzo “Truth Hurts” (9/19/2017)
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be” (10/24/2017)

2018

Top 1%

Top 2%

  • Drake “Nice for What” (4/6/2018)
  • 5 Seconds of Summer “Youngblood” (4/12/2018)
  • Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin “I Like It” (4/21/2018)
  • Childish Gambino “This Is America” (5/5/2018)
  • Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (5/23/2018)
  • Travis Scott with Drake “Sicko Mode” (8/18/2018)
  • Halsey “Without Me” (10/4/2018)
  • Post Malone with Swae Lee “Sunflower” (10/18/2018)
  • Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” (11/8/2018)

2019

Top 1%

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

Top 2%

  • Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (3/1/2019)
  • Ed Sheeran with Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care” (5/10/2019)
  • Tones and I “Dance Monkey” (5/10/2019)
  • Post Malone “Circles” (8/30/2019)
  • Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now” (10/31/2019)
  • Roddy Ricch “The Box” (12/6/2019)