Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Prince: His Top 100 Songs

Prince

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Prince was a self-taught musician – a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer born Prince Roger Nelson on 6/7/1958 in Minneapolis, MN. He was named for the Prince Roger Trio, led by his father. On 6/7/1993, he changed his name to the unpronouncable symbol that was the title of his Androgyny album.

He formed his own group, Grand Central, while in high school and self-produced his first album in 1978. He achieved superstardom with his soundtrack to Purple Rain, a semi-autobiographical movie. He also starred in Under the Cherry Moon, Sign ‘O’ the Times, and Graffiti Bridge.

He married Mayte on 2/14/1996. They divorced in June 2000. Prince died on 4/21/2016 from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, an opioid used as a pain medication.

This list was originally presented on the DMDB Facebook page on January 1, 2013, as a top 25 list and later expanded to a top 50 list for the blog. It has now been expanded to a top 100 list including songs both written and performed by Prince.


Spotify Podcast:

Check out Dave’s Music Database podcast: The Best of Prince, 1996-2016 based on this list. It debuts August 10, 2021 at 7pm CST. Tune in every Tuesday at 7pm for a new episode based on the lists at Dave’s Music Database.

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Top 100 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

Songs are written/co-written and performed by Prince unless noted otherwise.

DMDB Top 1%:

1. “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Sinéad O’Connor, 1990, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 MR, 1 UK, 1 UK, 1 CN, 1 AU)
2. “When Doves Cry” (1984, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB, 1 CN, 1 AU)
3. “Purple Rain” (1984, 2 US, 1 CB, 1 RR)
4. “Kiss” (1986, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB)
5. “1999” (1982)

DMDB Top 2%:

6. “Little Red Corvette” (1982)
7. “Let’s Go Crazy” (1984, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB)
8. “Sign ‘O’ the Times” (1987, 1 RB)

DMDB Top 5%:

9. “I Feel for You” (Chaka Khan, 1984, 1 CB, 1 RB, 1 UK)
10. “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” (1994, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 UK, 1 AU)
11. “Manic Monday” (Bangles, 1986)
12. “Batdance” (1989, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB, 1 CN)
13. “Raspberry Beret” (1985, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB)
14. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1979, 1 RB)

DMDB Top 10%:

15. “U Got the Look” (Prince with Sheena Easton, 1987)
16. “Cream” (1991, 1 US, 1 CB, 1 RR)
17. “Diamonds and Pearls” (1991, 1 CB, 1 RR, 1 RB)
18. “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” (1987)
19. “I Would Die 4 U” (1984)
20. “Thieves in the Temple” (1990, 1 CB, 1 RB)

21. “Stand Back” (Stevie Nicks, 1983)
22. “Alphabet Street” (1988)
23. “Pop Life” (1985)
24. “7” (1992)
25. “Pray” (MC Hammer, 1990; samples “When Doves Cry”)
26. “‘03 Bonnie & Clyde” (Jay-Z with Beyoncé, 2002; samples “If I Was Your Girlfriend”)
27. “Gett Off” (1991)
28. “Delirious” (1982)

DMDB Top 20%:

29. “I Hate U” (1995)
30. “The Glamorous Life” (Sheila E, 1984)

31. “Sugar Walls” (Sheena Easton, 1984)
32. “Betcha by Golly Wow!” (1996)
33. “If I Was Your Girlfriend” (1987)
34. “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1993)
35. “Take Me with U” (Prince with Appolonia, 1985)
36. “Mountains” (1986)
37. “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” (1991)
38. “Gold” (1995)
39. “Love…Thy Will Be Done” (Martika, 1991)
40. “Kiss” (Art of Noise with Tom Jones, 1988)

41. “Controversy” (1981)
42. “Partyman” (1989)
43. “Sexy M.F.” (1992)
44. “My Name Is Prince” (1992)
45. “Letitgo” (1994)
46. “Pink Cashmere” (1993)
47. “The Belle of St. Mark” (Sheila E, 1984)
48. “The Morning Papers” (1992)
49. “When You Were Mine” (1980)
50. “Jungle Love” (The Time, 1984)

51. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” (1982)
52. “Anotherloverholenyohead” (1986)
53. “Jerk Out” (The Time, 1990)
54. “Round and Round” (Tevin Campbell, 1990)
55. “The Arms of Orion” (Prince with Sheena Easton, 1989)
56. “Soft and Wet” (1978)
57. “New Power Generation” (1990)
58. “Darling Nikki” (Foo Fighters, 2003)
59. “Paisley Park” (1985)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

60. “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Chris Cornell, 2016)
61. “A Love Bizarre” (Sheila E, 1985)
62. “Black Sweat” (2006)
63. “America” (1985)
64. “Darling Nikki” (1984)
65. “Baby I’m a Star” (1984)
66. “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore” (Alica Keys, 2002)
67. “Rock and Roll Love Affair” (2012)
68. “Peach” (1993)
69. “The Holy River” (1996)
70. “Hot Thing” (1987)

71. “The Bird (The Time, 1984)
72. “4 the Tears in Your Eyes” (1985)
73. “The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” (1999)
74. “Sign ‘O’ the Times” (Simple Minds, 1989)
75. “Girls and Boys” (1986)
76. “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” (1979)
77. “Purple Medley” (1995)
78. “So What the Fuss” (Stevie Wonder with Prince & En Vogue, 2005)
79. “Te Amo Corazon” (2005)
80. “Raspberry Beret” (Hindu Love Gods, 1990)

81. “Scandalous” (1989)
82. “Musicology” (2004)
83. “Guitar” (2007)
84. “Insatiable” (1991)
85. “The Screams of Passion” (The Family, 1985)
86. “Dinner with Delores” (1996)
87. “Born 2 B.R.E.E.D.” (Monie Love, 1993)
88. “Uptown” (1980)
89. “Martika’s Kitchen” (Martika, 1991)
90. “When Doves Cry” (Patti Smith, 2002)

91. “When You Were Mine” (Cyndi Lauper, 1983)
92. “Sex Shooter” (Apollonia 6, 1984)
93. “Call My Name” (2004)
94. “Let’s Work” (1981)
95. “The Beautiful Ones” (1984)
96. “Another Lonely Christmas” (1984)
97. “When Doves Cry” (Barenaked Ladies, 1991)
98. “The Cross” (1986)
99. “Glam Slam” (1988)
100. “I Feel for You” (1979)


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First posted 6/7/2012; last updated 10/19/2021.

Hooters and Eric Bazilian: Top 50 Songs

The Hooters/
Eric Bazilian

Top 50 Songs

The Hooters were a rock group formed in Philadelphia in 1980. The two consistent members through the years have been Eric Bazilian (vocals/guitar) and Rob Hyman (vocals/keyboards). The group released five studio albums from 1983 to 1993 and a sixth in 2007. The two also collaborated on the 1998 Largo project which featured various artists including Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Cyndi Lauper, and Joan Osborne.

Bazilian and Hyman were arrangers and performers on Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 She’s So Unusual album, which included the #1 song “Time After Time,” written by Hyman. The pair also performed on Joan Osborne’s 1995 Relish album, which included the top 5 hit “One of Us” written by Bazilian. Bazilian also co-wrote “Kiss the Rain” (#15, 1997) for Billie Myers and wrote or co-wrote songs for Bon Jovi, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Amanda Marshall, Ricky Martin, the Scorpions, Patty Smyth, Ronnie Spector, Robbie Williams, and others.

Bazilian has released three solo albums – The Optimist (2000), A Very Dull Boy (2002), and Bazilian (2021). In 2012, he released an album with Mats Wester called What Shall Become of the Baby? Click here to see other best-of lists from performers and here to see other best-of lists from songwriters and/or producers.


Spotify Podcast:

Check out Dave’s Music Database podcast: The Best of Eric Bazilian and the Hooters based on this list. It debuts October 19, 2021 at 7pm CST. Tune in every Tuesday at 7pm for a new episode based on the lists at Dave’s Music Database.

Awards:


Top 50 Songs


Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. (Click for codes to singles charts.)

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper, 1983)

DMDB Top 2%:

2. One of Us (Joan Osborne, 1995)

DMDB Top 20%:

3. And We Danced (1985)
4. Day by Day (1985)
5. All You Zombies (1983)
6. Where Do the Children Go (Hooters with Patty Smyth, 1985)
7. Kiss the Rain (Billie Myers, 1997)
8. Johnny B (1987)
9. Satellite (1987)
10. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (live, 1986)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

11. 500 Miles (1989)
12. Karla with a “K” (1987)
13. Blowin’ in the Wind (live, 1994)
14. Brother Don’t You Walk Away (1989)
15. Morning Buzz (2007)
16. Private Emotion (Ricky Martin, cover of Hooters’ song, 1999)
17. White Jeans (2007)
18. Hanging on a Heartbeat (1983)
19. I’m Alive (2007)
20. The Boys of Summer (2007)

21. Nervous Night (1985)
22. Twenty-Five Hours a Day (1993)
23. Give the Music Back (1989)
24. Bitter Sweet Symphony (Bazilian with Greg Gould & Tania Doko, 2020)
25. Graveyard Waltz (1987)
26. Private Emotion (1993)
27. Good Thing (Bazilian & Wester, 2012)
28. Help! (Bazilian, 2020)
29. Time Stand Still (2007)
30. Ella Fitzgerald (Bazilian, 2002)

31. U.G.L.Y. (Bazilian, 2000)
32. One Light in a Dark Valley (live, 1987)
33. A Very Dull Boy (Bazilian, 2002)
34. Bigger Than the Bossa Nova (Bazilian & Wester, 2011)
35. One Way Home (1987)
36. Freedom Ride (Largo, 1998)
37. Gimme a Stone (Largo, 1998)
38. Washington’s Day (1987)
39. Fightin’ on the Same Side (1981)
40. Until You Dare (Bazilian, 2000)

41. What Shall Become of the Baby? (Bazilian & Wester, 2011)
42. All I Really Want to Do (live, 1994)
43. One Light (Bazilian, 2011)
44. Back in the 80s (Bazilian, 2021)
45. South Ferry Road (1985)
46. Man in the Street (1980)
47. Blood from a Stone (1983)
48. Don’t Knock It ‘Til You Try It (1989)
49. Boys Will Be Boys (1993)
50. These Three Chords (Bazilian & Wester, 2011)


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First posted 6/16/2021; last updated 10/19/2021.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Billboard Songs to Debut at #1 on the Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100:

#1 Debuts

Since the inception of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958, there have been only 50 songs to debut at the pinnacle. The first to do so was Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” in 1995. Below are the songs to start on top – first in chronological order and then in order by DMDB ranking.

See other chart-based lists here and specific Billboard lists here.

1. Michael Jackson “You Are Not Alone” (9/2/1995)
2. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (9/30/95)
3. Whitney Houston “Exale (Shoop Shoop)” (11/25/1995)
4. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (12/2/1995)
5. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (6/14/1997)
6. Mariah Carey “Honey” (9/6/1997)
7. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (10/11/1997)
8. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (2/28/1998)
9. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (9/5/1998)
10. Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (10/3/1998)

11. Clay Aiken “This Is the Night” (6/28/2003)
12. Fantasia “I Believe” (7/3/2004)
13. Carrie Underwood “Inside Your Heaven” (7/2/2005)
14. Taylor Hicks “Do I Make You Proud” (7/1/2006)
15. Britney Spears “3” (10/24/2009)
16. Eminem “Not Afraid” (5/22/2010)
17. Ke$ha “We R Who We R” (11/13/2010)
18. Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” (1/29/2011)
19. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (2/19/2011)
20. Katy Perry “Part of Me” (3/3/2012)

21. Baauer “Harlem Shake” (3/2/2013)
22. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (9/6/2014)
23. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (9/19/2015)
24. Adele “Hello” (11/14/2015)
25. Zayn Malik “Pillowtalk” (2/20/2016)
26. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (5/28/2016)
27. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (1/28/2017)
28. DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (5/20/2017)
29. Drake “God’s Plan” (2/3/2018)
30. Drake “Nice for What” (4/21/2018)

31. Childish Gambino “This Is America” (5/19/2018)
32. Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (11/17/2018)
33. Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (2/2/2019)
34. Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (3/1/2019)
35. Travis Scott “Highest in the Room” (10/19/2019)
36. Drake “Toosie Slide” (4/18/2020)
37. Travis Scott & Kid Cudi “The Scotts” (5/9/2020)
38. Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber “Stuck with U” (5/23/2020)
39. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” (6/6/2020)
40. 6ix9nine & Nicki Minaj “Trollz” (6/27/2020)

41. Taylor Swift “Cardigan” (8/8/2020)
42. Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (8/22/2020)
43. BTS “Dynamite” (9/5/2020)
44. Travis Scott with Young Thug & M.I.A. “Franchise” (10/10/2020)
45. Ariana Grande “Positions” (11/7/2020)
46. BTS “Life Goes On” (12/5/2020)
47. Taylor Swift “Willow” (12/26/2020)
48. Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License” (1/23/2021)
49. Drake “What’s Next” (3/20/2021)
50. Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches” (4/3/2021)

51. Lil Nas X “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (4/10/2021)
52. Polo G “Rapstar” (4/24/2021)
53. Olivia Rodrigo “Good 4 U” (5/29/2021)
54. BTS “Butter” (6/5/2021)
55. BTS “Permission to Dance” (7/24/2021)
56. Drake with Future & Young Thug “Way 2 Sexy” (9/18/2021)

Debuting at #1 isn’t an automatic pass to classic status, however. Only fifteen of the songs have rated in the DMDB’s top 1% of songs, or roughly top 1000. See that list here). Here’s how they stack up:

1. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (10/11/1997)
2. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (2/28/1998)
3. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (1/28/2017)
4. Adele “Hello” (11/14/2015)
5. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (9/5/1998)
6. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (9/6/2014)
7. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (12/2/1995)
8. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (6/14/1997)
9. Drake “God’s Plan” (2/3/2018)
10. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (5/28/2016)

11. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (9/19/2015)
12. Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (11/17/2018)
13. Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (2/2/2019)
14. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (2/19/2011)
15. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (9/30/95)
16. Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (10/3/1998)
17. Drake “Nice for What” (4/21/2018)
18. Eminem “Not Afraid” (5/22/2010)
19. DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (5/20/2017)
20. Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (3/1/2019)

21. Childish Gambino “This Is America” (5/19/2018)
22. BTS “Dynamite” (9/5/2020)
23. Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (8/22/2020)
24. Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License” (1/23/2021)
25. Whitney Houston “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” (11/25/1995)
26. Zayn “Pillow Talk” (2/20/2016)
27. Michael Jackson “You Are Not Alone” (9/2/1995)
28. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” (6/6/2020)
29. Baauer “Harlem Shake” (3/2/2013)
30. BTS “Butter” (6/5/2021)

31. Katy Perry “Part of Me” (3/3/2012)
32. Ke$ha “We R Who We R” (11/13/2010)
33. Olivia Rodrigo “Good 4 U” (5/29/2021)
34. Mariah Carey “Honey” (9/6/1997)
35. Britney Spears “3” (10/24/2009)
36. Ariana Grande “Positions” (11/7/2020)
37. Taylor Swift “Cardigan” (8/8/2020)
38. Drake “Toosie Slide” (4/18/2020)
39. Travis Scott “Highest in the Room” (10/19/2019)
40. Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber “Stuck with U” (5/23/2020)

41. Lil Nas X “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (4/10/2021)
42. Carrie Underwood “Inside Your Heaven” (7/2/2005)
43. Taylor Hicks “Do I Make You Proud” (7/1/2006)
44. Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches” (4/3/2021)
45. Travis Scott & Kid Cudi “The Scotts” (5/9/2020)
46. Fantasia “I Believe” (7/3/2004)
47. Polo G “Rapstar” (4/24/2021)
48. BTS “Life Goes On” (12/5/2020)
49. 6ix9nine & Nicki Minaj “Trollz” (6/27/2020)
50. Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me” (1/29/2011)

51. Taylor Swift “Willow” (12/26/2020)
52. Travis Scott with Young Thug & M.I.A. “Franchise” (10/10/2020)
53. Drake “What’s Next” (3/20/2021)
54. Clay Aiken “This Is the Night” (6/28/2003)
55. BTS “Permission to Dance” (7/24/2021)
56. Drake with Future & Young Thug “Way 2 Sexy” (9/18/2021)


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First posted 3/4/2012; last updated 10/17/2021.

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 2020-2029

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

2020-2029

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 2020 to 2029. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

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

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


2020:

  1. 1/11: Roddy Ricch “The Box” (BB: 11 weeks, ST: 13)
  2. 1/18: Justin Bieber “Yummy” (DG: 1)
  3. 1/25: Future & Drake “Life Is Good” (DG: 1)

  4. 2/15: Taylor Swift “Only the Young” (DG: 1)
  5. 2/23: Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now” (BA: 4, RR: 6)
  6. 2/29: Billie Eilish “No Time to Die” (DG: 1)

  7. 3/7: BTS “On” (DG: 1)
  8. 3/14: Lady Gaga “Stupid Love” (DG: 1)
  9. 3/21: Demi Lovato “I Love Me” (DG: 1)
  10. 3/28: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (BB: 4, BA: 26, DG: 4, ST: 1, RR: 7)

  11. 4/4: Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (DG: 1)
  12. 4/5: Hary Styles “Adore You” (RR: 1)
  13. 4/18: Drake “Toosie Slide” (BB: 1, ST: 3)

  14. 5/3: Camila Cabello with DaBaby “My Oh My” (RR: 1)
  15. 5/9: Travis Scott with Kid Cudi as the Scotts “The Scotts” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1)
  16. 5/10: Doja Cat “Say So” (BB: 1, DG: 1, RR: 5)
  17. 5/16: Megan Thee Stallion with Beyoncé “Savage” (BB: 1, DG: 3, ST: 1)
  18. 5/23: Ariana Grande with Justin Bieber “Stuck with U” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  19. 5/23: 6ix9ine “Gooba” (ST: 1)
  20. 5/30: DaBaby with Roddy Ricch “Rockstar” (BB: 7, ST: 10)

  21. 6/6: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  22. 6/21: Justin Bieber with Quavo “Intentions” (RR: 1)
  23. 6/27: 6ix9ine with Nicki Minaj “Trollz” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

  24. 7/4: Beyoncé “Black Parade” (DG: 1)
  25. 7/11: Kanye West with Travis Scott “Wash Us in the Blood” (DG: 1)
  26. 7/18: Lee Greenwood “God Bless the U.S.A.” (DG: 1)
  27. 7/19: Trevor Daniel “Falling” (RR: 1)
  28. 7/25: Juice Wrld with Marshmello “Come & Go” (ST: 1)
  29. 7/25: Kid Cudi with Eminem “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady” (DG: 1)
  30. 7/26: Dua Lipa “Break My Heart” (RR: 1)

  31. 8/1: DJ Khaled with Drake “Popstar” (DG: 1)
  32. 8/2: Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar” (BB: 1, DG: 1, RR: 7)
  33. 8/8: Taylor Swift “Cardigan” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1)
  34. 8/22: Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (BB: 4, DG: 2, ST: 10)
  35. 8/29: Drake with Lil Durk “Laugh Now Cry Later” (ST: 1)

  36. 9/5: BTS “Dynamite” (B: 3, DG: 18)
  37. 9/20: Lewis Capaldi “Before You Go” (BA: 1, RR: 2)

  38. 10/4: Jawsh 685 with Jason Derulo “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (BB: 1, RR: 3)
  39. 10/10: Travis Scott with Young Thug & M.I.A. “Franchise” (BB: 1)
  40. 10/24: 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood” (BB: 8, BA: 11, ST: 2, RR: 8)
  41. 10/31: Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth “I Hope” (BA: 1)

  42. 11/7: Ariana Grande “Positions” (BB: 1, ST: 2, RR: 5)
  43. 11/7: Luke Combs “Forever After All” (DG: 1)
  44. 11/21: Mike Will Made It with Nicki Minaj & YoungBoy Never Broke Again “What That Speed Bout!?” (DG: 1)
  45. 11/28: Billie Eilish “Therefore I Am” (ST: 1, RR: 2)
  46. 11/28: Phoebe Bridgers & Maggie Rogers “Iris” (DG: 1)

  47. 12/5: BTS “Life Goes On” (BB: 1, DG: 3)
  48. 12/5: Megan Thee Stallion “Body” (ST: 1)
  49. 12/26: Taylor Swift “Willow” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

2021:

  1. 1/16: Justin Bieber “Anyone” (DG: 1 week)
  2. 1/23: Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License” (BB: 8, BA: 5, DG: 3, ST: 4, RR: 6)
  3. 1/23: Chris Brown with Young Thug “Go Crazy” (BA: 8)

  4. 2/7: Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco “Lonely” (RR: 1)
  5. 2/13: Tom MacDonald “Fake Woke” (DG: 1)
  6. 2/20: Cardi B “Up” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 2)
  7. 2/21: Ariana Grande “34+35” (RR: 2)
  8. 2/27: Lil Tjay & 6lack “Calling My Phone” (ST: 2)
  9. 2/27: Taylor Swift “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” (DG: 1)

  10. 3/20: Drake “What’s Next” (BB: 1, ST: 2)

  11. 4/3: Justin Bieber with Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches” (BB: 1, ST: 1, RR: 4)
  12. 4/10: Lil Nas X “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 2, RR: 2)
  13. 4/17: Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak as Silk Sonic “Leave the Door Open” (BB: 2, BA: 10)
  14. 4/17: BTS “Film Out” (DG: 1)
  15. 4/18: Tate McRae “You Broke Me First” (RR: 1)
  16. 4/24: Polo G “Rapstar” (BB: 2, ST: 4)
  17. 4/25: The Weeknd “Save Your Tears” (BB: 2, DG: 1, RR: 2)

  18. 5/1: Gabby Barrett “The Good Ones” (DG: 1)
  19. 5/22: Dua Lipa “Levitating” (BA: 7, DG: 1, RR: 3)
  20. 5/22: J. Cole “Interlude” (ST: 1)
  21. 5/29: Olivia Rodrigo “Good 4 U” (BB: 1, BA: 3, ST: 8, RR: 6)
  22. 5/29: Nicki Minaj with Drake & Lil Wayne “Seeing Green” (DG: 1)

  23. 6/5: BTS “Butter” (BB: 10, DG: 17)

  24. 7/4: Doja Cat with SZA “Kiss Me More” (RR: 1)
  25. 7/24: BTS “Permission to Dance” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  26. 7/24: Kid Laroi with Justin Bieber “Stay” (BB: 7, ST: 6, BA: 1, RR: 1)

  27. 8/7: Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow “Industry Baby” (ST: 1)

  28. 9/11: Ed Sheeran “Bad Habits” (BA: 2)
  29. 9/18: Drake with Future & Young Thug “Way 2 Sexy” (BB: 1)

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First posted 2/24/2021; last updated 10/17/2021.

Friday, October 15, 2021

BBC Radio: Top 200 Songs

BBC Radio:

Top 200 Songs

BBC Radio has operated in the UK since 1927 underneath the banner of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. They provide various radio stations. Over the years, they have presented a variety of best-of lists. This page aggregates 12 song-focused lists. Four of them are more general while the other eight are more specific, such as Motown, rap, or songs banned by the BBC. Because of that, the lists have been weighted so that the four more general lists have more impact. Links to the specific lists are at the bottom of the page.

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

1. John Lennon “Imagine” (1971)
2. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
3. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
4. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
5. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
6. The Beatles “Yesterday” (1965)
7. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
8. Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (1967)
9. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
10. U2 “One” (1992)

11. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)
12. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (1966)
13. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
14. Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
15. Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)
16. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
17. Oasis “Live Forever” (1994)
18. Oasis “Wonderwall” (1995)
19. R.E.M. “Losing My Religion” (1991)
20. Robbie Williams “Angels” (1997)

21. Otis Redding “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” (1968)
22. R.E.M. “Everybody Hurts” (1992)
23. The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967)
24. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
25. The Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin” (1967)
26. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
27. Massive Attack “Unfinished Sympathy” (1991)
28. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
29. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)
30. The Beatles “Something” (1969)

31. Harry Nilsson “Without You” (1971)
32. George Michael “Careless Whisper” (1984)
33. The Stone Roses “I Am the Resurrection” (1989)
34. Fugees “Killing Me Softly” (1996)
35. Oasis” Don’t Look Back in Anger” (1995)
36. Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
37. Radiohead “Creep” (1992)
38. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
39. Billie Holiday “Summertime” (1936)
40. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)

41. The Who “My Generation” (1965)
42. Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax” (1983)
43. The Kinks “Lola” (1970)
44. N.W.A. “Fuck tha Police” (1988)
45. Artie Shaw “Stardust” (1941)
46. Bill Haley & the Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
47. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
48. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
49. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
50. Elvis Presley “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956)

51. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (1942)
52. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
53. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
54. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)
55. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
56. The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997)
57. Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” (1956)
58. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
59. The Kinks “Waterloo Sunset” (1967)
60. Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World” (1967)

61. Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
62. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)
63. The Beatles “In My Life” (1965)
64. Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (1971)
65. OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)
66. Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (1980)
67. Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (1939)
68. Bob Dylan “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963)
69. Pulp “Common People” (1995)
70. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)

71. The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” (2003)
72. New Order “Blue Monday” (1983)
73. Radiohead “Paranoid Android” (1997)
74. Frank Sinatra “My Way” (1969)
75. Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
76. The Platters “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (1958)
77. Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
78. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
79. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
80. The Killers “Mr. Brightside” (2004)

81. Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” (2006)
82. Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911)
83. Blur “Song 2” (1997)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird” (1974)
85. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)
86. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” (1992)
87. The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” (1984)
88. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
89. Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road” (1975)
90. Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights” (1978)

91. David Bowie “Heroes” (1977)
92. Coldplay “Clocks” (2002)
93. George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (1970)
94. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
95. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927)
96. Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Night and Day” (1932)
97. Arctic Monkeys “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” (2005)
98. Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” (1975)
99. Amy Winehouse “Rehab” (2006)
100. Van Morrison “Brown-Eyed Girl” (1967)

101. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
102. Underworld “Born Slippy” (1995)
103. Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” (2004)
104. The Stone Roses “Fools Gold” (1989)
105. The La’s “There She Goes” by (1988)
106. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
107. Dionne Warwick “Walk on By” (1964)
108. Johnny Cash “Hurt” (2003)
109. The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
110. Cher “Believe” (1998)

111. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
112. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1969)
113. Petula Clark “Downtown” (1964)
114. The Undertones “Teenage Kicks” (1978)
115. Elvis Presley “That’s All Right, Mama” (1954)
116. Oasis “Champagne Supernova” (1995)
117. The Prodigy “Firestarter” (1996)
118. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
119. James Taylor “Fire and Rain” (1970)
120. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)

121. Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (1925)
122. Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)
123. Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps” (2003)
124. Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees” (1995)
125. Dooley Wilson “As Time Goes By” (1942)
126. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
127. David Bowie “Life on Mars?” (1973)
128. Radiohead “Karma Police” (1997)
129. Green Day “Basket Case” (1994)
130. Blackstreet with Dr. Dre “No Diggity” (1996)

131. Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell” (1979)
132. Manic Street Preachers “A Design for Life” (1996)
133. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973)
134. Electric Light Orchestra “Mr. Blue Sky” (1978)
135. Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
136. Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
137. The Jam “That’s Entertainment” (1981)
138. Mariah Carey “Hero” (1993)
139. 10cc “I’m Not in Love” (1975)
140. U2 “Where the Streets Have No Name” (1987)

141. Madonna “Ray of Light” (1998)
142. Ray Noble “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (1936)
143. Larry Clinton with Bea Wain “Deep Purple” (1939)
144. Crowded House “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (1987)
145. Queens of the Stone Age “No One Knows” (2002)
146. Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence” (1990)
147. Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911)
148. The Smiths “This Charming Man” (1983)
149. Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again Naturally” (1972)
150. Glen Campbell “Wichita Lineman” (1968)

151. M.I.A. “Paper Planes” (2008)
152. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (1904)
153. Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent “Blue Moon” (1935)
154. Fred Astaire “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936)
155. John McCormack “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (1915)
156. Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1996)
157. Manic Street Preachers “Motorcycle Emptiness” (1992)
158. Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (1997)
159. Aretha Franklin “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968)
160. House of Pain “Jump Around” (1992)

161. Bryan Adams “Summer of ’69” (1984)
162. Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (1993)
163. The Rapture “House of Jealous Lovers” (2002)
164. Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” (1977)
165. Kanye West “Jesus Walks” (2004)
166. The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale of New York” (1987)
167. Cornershop “Brimful of Asha” (1997)
168. Cliff Edwards “Singin’ in the Rain” (1929)
169. Judy Collins “Send in the Clowns” (1975)
170. Marni Nixon “Somewhere” (1961)

171. Madonna “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” (1997)
172. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972)
173. The Temptations “My Girl” (1964)
174. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
175. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
176. Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the U.K.” (1976)
177. David Bowie “Space Oddity” (1969)
178. Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” (1977)
179. Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (1989)
180. Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)

181. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)
182. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002)
183. Chuck Berry “Maybellene” (1955)
184. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
185. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
186. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (1981)
187. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
188. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
189. Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014)
190. Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” (1992)

191. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)
192. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
193. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
194. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (2011)
195. The Shangri-La’s “Leader of the Pack” (1964)
196. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010)
197. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
198. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011)
199. Adele “Someone Like You (2011)
200. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)


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First posted 4/10/2021; last updated 10/15/2021.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Q Magazine: Top 200 Songs

Q Magazine:

Top 200 Songs

Q is a British music magazine which has published numerous best-of lists over the years. Below is an exclusive Dave’s Music Database list in which sixteen different lists (sources at bottom of page) from Q have been consolidated into an aggregate list.

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

1. New Order “Blue Monday” (1983)
2. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
3. Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” (1977)
4. The La’s “There She Goes” (1988)
5. The Jam “Going Underground” (1980)
6. The Specials “Ghost Town” (1981)
7. Prodigy “Firestarter” (1996)
8. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
9. Oasis “Live Forever” (1994)
10. Massive Attack “Unfinished Sympathy” (1991)

11. Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (1980)
12. Pulp “Common People” (1995)
13. The Undertones “Teenage Kicks” (1978)
14. The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997)
15. The Kinks “Waterloo Sunset” (1967)
16. Blur “Song 2” (1997)
17. Stone Roses “Fools Gold” (1989)
18. Robbie Williams “Angels” (1997)
19. Underworld “Born Slippy” (1995)
20. Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)

21. Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry “Walk This Way” (1986)
22. Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)
23. The Who “My Generation” (1965)
24. Black Sabbath “Paranoid” (1970)
25. The Kinks “You Really Got Me” (1964)
26. David Bowie “Heroes” (1977)
27. The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” (1984)
28. U2 “One” (1992)
29. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
30. Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1988)

31. Radiohead “Creep” (1993)
32. Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights” (1978)
33. The Smiths “This Charming Man” (1983)
34. Motörhead “Ace of Spaces” (1980)
35. M/A/R/R/S “Pump Up the Volume” (1987)
36. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
37. Coldplay “The Scientist” (2002)
38. Prince “Kiss” (1986)
39. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
40. The Beatles “She Loves You” (1963)

41. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
42. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
43. Madonna “Into the Groove” (1985)
44. Oasis “Wonderwall” (1995)
45. Eminem with Dido “Stan” (2000)
46. Bob Marley & the Wailers “No Woman, No Cry” (1974)
47. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (1966)
48. The Stone Roses “I Am the Resurrection” (1989)
49. Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax” (1983)
50. Soul II Soul “Back to Life (How Ever Do You Want Me)” (1989)

51. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
52. 10cc “I’m Not in Love” (1975)
53. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
54. Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus” (1989)
55. Lonnie Donegan “Rock Island Line” (1956)
56. Public Enemy “Rebel Without a Pause” (1987)
57. The Clash “London Calling” (1979)
58. John Lennon “Imagine” (1971)
59. Slade “Cum on Feel the Noize” (1973)
60. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)

61. Cornershop “Brimful of Asha” (1997)
62. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
63. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
64. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
65. The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967)
66. Happy Mondays “Step On” (1990)
67. Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the U.K.” (1976)
68. N.W.A. “Fuck tha Police” (1989)
69. David Bowie “Life on Mars?” (1973)
70. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)

71. Tubeway Army “Are Friends Electric?” (1979)
72. Manic Street Preachers “Motorcycle Emptiness” (1992)
73. The MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” (1969)
74. The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (1992)
75. Manic Street Preachers “A Design for Life” (1996)
76. R.E.M. “Everybody Hurts” (1993)
77. Radiohead “Paranoid Android” (1997)
78. Eagles “Hotel California” (1977)
79. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
80. U2 “Where the Streets Have No Name” (1987)

81. Rage Against the Machine “Killing in the Name” (1992)
82. Metallica “Enter Sandman” (1991)
83. Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
84. The Rolling Stones “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1968)
85. Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
86. Elvis Presley “That's All Right, Mama” (1954)
87. Roxy Music “Virginia Plain” (1972)
88. Eminem “My Name Is…” (1999)
89. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” (1985)
90. T-Rex “Get It On (Bang a Gong)” (1971)

91. The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows” (1966)
92. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
93. Kaiser Chiefs “I Predict a Riot” (2004)
94. The Jam “A Town Called Malice” (1982)
95. Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” (1982)
96. The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” (1968)
97. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)
98. Supergrass “Alright” (1995)
99. OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)
100. Streets “Dry Your Eyes” (2004)

101. The Rolling Stones “Sympathy for the Devil” (1968)
102. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott “Get Ur Freak On” (2001)
103. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)
104. Led Zeppelin “Kashmir” (1975)
105. The Strokes “Last Nite” (2001)
106. Otis Redding “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” (1968)
107. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” (1982)
108. The Beatles “Something” (1969)
109. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg “Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)” (1969)
110. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)

111. Van Halen “Jump” (1983)
112. Kraftwerk “Autobahn” (1974)
113. The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” (2003)
114. Blur “This Is a Low” (1995)
115. Cliff Richard & the Drifers “Move It” (1958)
116. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972)
117. The Waterboys “The Whole of the Moon” (1985)
118. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)
119. Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” (1977)
120. So Solid Crew “21 Seconds” (2001)

121. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
122. This Mortal Coil “Song to the Siren” (1982)
123. AC/DC “Whole Lotta Rosie” (1977)
124. R.E.M. “Losing My Religion” (1991)
125. The Monkees “Last Train to Clarksville” (1966)
126. House of Pain “Jump Around” (1992)
127. Madness “Baggy Trousers” (1980)
128. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
129. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
130. Lou Reed “Walk on the Wild Side” (1972)

131. Big Star “September Gurls” (1974)
132. The Beastie Boys “You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party” (1986)
133. Prince “Sign ‘O’ the Times” (1987)
134. Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” (1976)
135. Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit” (1967)
136. The Small Faces “Itchycoo Park” (1967)
137. The Beatles “In My Life” (1968)
138. Kylie Minogue “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001)
139. The Beatles “Paperback Writer” (1966)
140. Cream “Sunshine of Your Love” (1968)

141. Dinosaur Jr. “Freak Scene” (1988)
142. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
143. The Tornadoes “Telstar” (1962)
144. Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” (2004)
145. The Temptations “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (1972)
146. Blur “Parklife” (1994)
147. Foo Fighters “Monkey Wrench” (1997)
148. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
149. Dizzee Rascal “Fix Up Look Sharp” (2003)
150. Ike & Tina Turner “River Deep, Mountain High” (1966)

151. Link Wray & His Men “Rumble” (1958)
152. The Beatles “Help!” (1965)
153. The Clash “White Riot” (1977)
154. Primal Scream “Loaded” (1990)
155. Wayne Smith “Under Me Sleng Teng” (1985)
156. Deep Purple “Smoke on the Water” (1973)
157. Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees” (1995)
158. Desmond Dekker & the Aces “The Israelites” (1969)
159. Led Zeppelin “Rock and Roll” (1971)
160. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” (1983)

161. Coldplay “Yellow” (2000)
162. The Strokes “Hard to Explain” (2001)
163. Oasis “Champagne Supernova” (1996)
164. Rod Stewart “Maggie May” (1971)
165. Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (1971)
166. Rhythim Is Rhythim “Strings of Life” (1987)
167. Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (1994)
168. Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds “Three Lions” (1996)
169. Fairport Convention “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” (1969)
170. James Brown “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)” (1970)

171. Bill Haley & the Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
172. The Shadows “Apache” (1960)
173. The Who “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1971)
174. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
175. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb
176. Amy Winehouse “Rehab” (2006)
177. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
178. Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger” (1995)
179. Billy Bragg “A New England” (1983)
180. The Specials “Gangsters” (1979)

181. Arctic Monkeys “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” (2005)
182. The Troggs “Wild Thing” (1966)
183. Morrissey “Everyday Is Like Sunday” (1988)
184. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
185. Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Two Tribes” (1984)
186. Radiohead “Karma Police” (1997)
187. Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)
188. Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City” (1987)
189. The Verve “The Drugs Don’t Work” (1997)
190. The Jam “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight” (1978)

191. The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead” (1986)
192. The Beatles “Penny Lane” (1967)
193. David Bowie “Starman” (1972)
194. Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” (2006)
195. Elton John “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Gonna Be a Long Time)” (1972)
196. Elvis Costello “I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea” (1978)
197. The Pixies “Debaser” (1989)
198. Culture Club “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” (1982)
199. The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Purple Haze” (1967)
200. Keane “Everybody’s Changing” (2004)


Resources/Related Links:

  • Dave’s Music Database: “Lists from other publications and/or organizations
  • Readers’ poll (2/99). Top 100 songs of all-time according to Q readers.
  • The 50 Most Exciting Tunes Ever (1/02).
  • 100 Songs That Changed the World (1/03).
  • 1001 Best Songs Ever (1/04). Don’t know details of how list was compiled.
  • The Music That Changed the World (2004). 3 special editions in January (covering 1954-69), February (covering 1970-1979), and March 2004 (covering 1980-2004). Each featured a top 20 album list and a top 20 song list.
  • 1010 Songs You Must Own! (9/04). Multiple unranked lists for one-hit wonders, air guitar, duets, short & to the point, epics, instrumentals, cover versions, ballads, remixes, best of the 21st century so far, Getting Wasted: 60 Songs for the Tired & Emotional, Chilling Out: 60 Songs to Soothe the Furrowed Brow, Girls & Boys: 60 Songs for Love’s Little Ups & Downs, On the Move: 60 Songs to Soundtrack the Open Road, On a Downer: 60 Songs for Long Dark Night of the Soul, and The Perfect 10. Finally, there are celebrity lists from Dave Grohl, ?estlove, Basement Jaxx, Jeremy Vine, Travis Barker, Lucinda Williams, Beenie Man, Tim Westwood, Tim Rice, and Katie Melua.
  • 50 Greatest British Tracks (10/04).
  • Ultimate Music Collection (4/05). Multiple lists of essential albums and tracks by genre (rock, pop, punk/new wave, rap, country, blues, soul, metal, reggae, jazz, folk, electronic, and indie). Also had five essential artists (The Beatles, Madonna, Bob Dylan, U2, and Velvet Underground) with one album choice each and selected songs. Finally, the collection is rounded out with tracks selected by musicians Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and Johnny Borrell of Razorlight. Finally, there was a list of the basics one should be sure to have.
  • Best of the ‘80s (8/06). A list of the 40 best albums and 40 best tracks.
  • The 100 Greatest Songs Ever (10/06). Top 100 songs of all-time according to Q readers.
  • Top 20 Albums and Singles of the Lifetime of Q Magazine (20 Years) (11/06; issue 244)
  • 50 Years of Great British Music (3/08). Chronological listing with 10 tracks and 10 albums for each decade (no album list for the ‘50s).
  • 50 Ultimate British Songs (4/11). Top 50 ranked list with commentary. As chosen by songwriters, singers, & readers.
  • 156 Most Influential Records of All Time (4/19). A list of albums and songs.


First posted 4/14/2011; last updated 10/14/2021.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Top 100 Disney Songs

Disney:

Top 100 Songs

Disney movies have not only provided some of cinema’s most memorable visual moments, but some of the most cherished musical memories as well. Most of these songs are from Disney animated movies; some are from live-action films; others (noted in parentheses when not a movie) are from TV shows, Disneyland, and even one from the World’s Fair.

This list was created from 46 best-of lists and Disney album collections. Then those songs reaching 4 or more lists were ranked according to their overall points in Dave’s Music Database.

Click here to see other genre-specific song lists.

1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio, 1940)
2. It’s a Small World After All (New York World’s Fair, 1964)
3. Let It Go (Frozen, 2013)
4. A Whole New World (Aladdin, 1992)
5. Whistle While You Work (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
6. Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King, 1994)
7. Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time) (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
8. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South, 1946)
9. Circle of Life (The Lion King, 1994)
10. Heigh Ho (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

11. Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
12. Hakuna Matata (The Lion King, 1994)
13. The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book, 1967)
14. You’ll Be in My Heart (Tarzan, 1999)
15. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) (So Dear to My Heart, 1948)
16. Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas, 1995)
17. Supercalifragilisticexpalidocious (Mary Poppins, 1964)
18. Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
19. Chim Chim Cheree (Mary Poppins, 1964)
20. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen, 2013)

21. Give a Little Whistle (Pinocchio, 1940)
22. You’re Welcome (Moana, 2016)
23. Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations, 1961)
24. I Wanna Be Like You (The Jungle Book, 1967)
25. Go the Distance (Hercules, 1997)
26. Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
27. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella, 1950)
28. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
29. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella, 1950)
30. Mickey Mouse Club March (TV - The Mickey Mouse Club, 1955)

31. Baby Mine (Dumbo, 1941)
32. The Ballad of Davy Crockett (TV - Davy Crockett, 1955)
33. You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story, 1995)
34. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid 1989)
35. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater (TV - The Mickey Mouse Club, 1955)
36. Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan, 1953)
37. Little April Shower (Bambi, 1942)
38. A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins, 1964)
39. Reflection (Mulan, 1998)
40. Winnie the Pooh (short - Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, 1966)

41. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (Peter Pan, 1953)
42. Friend Like Me (Aladdin, 1992)
43. Life Is a Highway (Cars, 2006)
44. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (short - Three Little Pigs, 1933)
45. I’ve Got No Strings (Pinocchio, 1940)
46. Someday (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)
47. Zorro (Zorro, 1957)
48. Let’s Get Together (The Parent Trap, 1961)
49. Castle in Spain (Babes in Toyland, 1961)
50. Just Around the Riverbend (Pocahontas, 1995)

51. Why Should I Worry? (Oliver & Company, 1988)
52. I’ll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan, 1998)
53. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocat, 1970)
54. The Wonderful World of Disney (TV - The Wonderful World of Disney, 1968)
55. I Won’t Say I’m in Love (Hercules, 1997)
56. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
57. True to Your Heart (Mulan, 1998)
58. He’s a Tramp (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
59. One Jump Ahead (Aladdin, 1992)
60. Candle on the Water (Pete’s Dragon, 1977)

61. Strangers Like Me (Tarzan, 1999)
62. Oo-De-Lally (Robin Hood, 1973)
63. Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
64. Siamese Cat Song (Lady and the Tramp, 1955)
65. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King (The Lion King, 1994)
66. Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
67. So This Is Love (Cinderella, 1950)
68. Enjoy It (In Search of the Castaways, 1962)
69. Look Through My Eyes (Brother Bear, 2003)
70. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)

71. Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me) (Disneyland ride – Pirates of the Caribbean, 1967)
72. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
73. When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2, 1999)
74. Find Yourself (Cars, 2006)
75. Prince Ali (Aladdin, 1992)
76. If I Didn’t Have You (Monsters Inc., 2001)
77. Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag) (Mary Poppins, 1964)
78. I’ll Try (from Return to Never Land, 2002)
79. The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers (short - Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, 1968)
80. I’m Wishing/One Song (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)

81. For the First Time in Forever (Frozen, 2013)
82. Best of Friends (The Fox and the Hound, 1981)
83. When I See an Elephant Fly (Dumbo, 1941)
84. Two Worlds (Tarzan, 1999)
85. Poor Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
86. The Unbirthday Song (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
87. How Far I’ll Go (Moana, 2016)
88. Zero to Hero (Hercules, 1997)
89. Pink Elephants on Parade (Dumbo, 1941)
90. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Disneyland, 1963)

91. What’s This? (The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993)
92. In a World of My On (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
93. Love Is a Song (Bambi, 1942)
94. Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me) (Pinocchio, 1940)
95. Out There (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)
96. I’m Late (Alice in Wonderland, 1951)
97. I See the Light (Tangled, 2010)
98. Someone’s Waiting for You (The Rescuers, 1977)
99. If I Never Knew You (Pocahontas, 1995)
100. That’s How You Know (Enchanted, 2007)


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First posted 6/23/2016; last updated 10/12/2021.