Monday, November 28, 2022

Michael Jackson's Top 100 Songs

Michael Jackson

Top 100 Songs

R&B/pop singer/songwriter and dancer born 8/29/1958 in Gary, Indiana. Died 6/25/2009. The 7th of 9 children, he was born into one of history’s most musical families. Achieved fame at 11 years old with his brothers in the Jackson 5 (69-76); the group later became The Jacksons (76-84). Launched a solo career (72-09) while simultaneously working in The Jackson 5.

His 1979 Off the Wall album became only the second in history to score 4 top 10 hits. His 1982 Thriller album, with an estimated 60+ million sales worldwide, became the best-selling album in history; it was the first album to score 7 top 10 hits, fueled in part by breaking down the racial barrier on MTV with some of the most iconic videos of all time. His 1987 Bad album was the 1st to score 5 #1 songs.

Two of his songs (“Billie Jean” and “Beat It”) are featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Songs of the Rock Era 1954-1999. Thriller is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Albums of All Time.

For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.

Click here to see other acts’ best-of lists.

Awards:


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.

* Jackson 5, ** The Jacksons. Noted below are songs which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US), Cashbox (CB), R&B chart (RB), adult contemporary chart (AC), UK chart (UK), Canadian chart (CN), and Australian chart (AU).

DMDB Top 1%:

1. Billie Jean (1982) #1 US,CB,RB,UK, CN,AU
2. Beat It (1982) #1 US,CB,RB,CN
3. We Are the World (U.S.A. for Africa, 1985) #1 US,CB,AC,UK,CN,AU
4. I Want You Back * (1969) #1 US,CB,RB
5. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (1979) #1 US,CB,RB,AU
6. I’ll Be There * (1970) #1 US,CB,RB
7. Thriller (1982)
8. ABC * (1970) #1 US,CB,RB
9. Say, Say, Say (with Paul McCartney, 1983) #1 US,CB,CN
10. Black or White (1991) #1 US,CB,UK,CN,AU
11. Rock with You (1979) #1 US,CB,RB

DMDB Top 2%:

12. Remember the Time (1991) #1 CB,RB
13. The Way You Make Me Feel (1987) #1 US,CB,RB

DMDB Top 5%:

14. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (1982)
15. Man in the Mirror (1987) #1 US,CB,RB
16. Bad (1987) #1 US,CB,RB
17. Ben (1972) #1 US,AU
18. Somebody’s Watching Me (Rockwell w/ Michael Jackson, 1984) #1 RB
19. You Are Not Alone (1995) #1 US,CB,RB,UK
20. The Love You Save * (1970) #1 US,CB,RB

21. Shake Your Body Down to the Ground ** (1978)
22. Smooth Criminal (1987)
23. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett, 1987) #1 US,CB,RB,AC,UK
24. Got to Be There (1971) #1 CB
25. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney, 1982) #1 RB,AC
26. Rockin’ Robin (1971) #1 CB
27. Dancing Machine * (1973) #1 CB,RB
28. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (1982) #1 CN

DMDB Top 10%:

29. Scream (with Janet Jackson, 1995)
30. Earth Song (1995) #1 UK

31. State of Shock ** (with Mick Jagger, (1984)
32. She’s Out of My Life (1979)
33. Heal the World (1991)
34. Dirty Diana (1987) #1 US,CB
35. Human Nature (1982)
36. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town * (1970)
37. Will You Be There? (1991)
38. Off the Wall (1979)
39. Never Can Say Goodbye * (1971)
40. Love Never Felt So Good (w/ Justin Timberlake, 2014)

41. Enjoy Yourself ** (1976)
42. In the Closet (1991) #1 CB,RB
43. Farewell My Summer Love (1973)
44. Jam (1991)

DMDB Top 20%:

45. You Rock My World (2001)
46. They Don’t Care About Us (1995)
47. Another Part of Me (1987) #1 RB
48. Eat It (Weird Al Yankovic parody of “Beat It,” 1984)
49. Torture ** (1984)
50. Ease on Down the Road (with Diana Ross, 1978)

51. Can You Feel It ** (1980)
52. Who Is It (1991)
53. Mama’s Pearl * (1970) #1 CB
54. Come Together (1988)
55. One Day in Your Life (1975) #1 UK
56. Heartbreak Hotel (This Place Hotel) ** (1980)
57. Blame It on the Boogie ** (1978)
58. Blood on the Dance Floor (1997) #1 UK
59. Stranger in Moscow (1995)
60. Lovely One ** (1980)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

61. Lookin’ Through the Window * (1972)
62. I Wanna Be Where You Are (1971)
63. With a Child’s Heart (1973)
64. We’re Almost There (1975)
65. Little Bitty Pretty One * (1972)
66. Show You the Way to Go ** (1976) #1 UK
67. Who’s Lovin’ You * (1969)
68. Hold My Hand (with Akon, 2010)
69. Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (w/ Jermaine Jackson, 1984)
70. Childhood (1995)

71. I Am Love * (1974)
72. Ain’t No Sunshine (1971)
73. Don’t Matter to Me (w/ Drake, 2018)
74. Sugar Daddy * (1971)
75. Maybe Tomorrow * (1971)
76. Corner of the Sky * (1972)
77. Hallelujah Day * (1973)
78. Just a Little Bit of You (1975)
79. Walk Right Now ** (1980)
80. Leave Me Alone (1987)

81. Eaten Alive (w/ Diana Ross, 1985)
82. Goin’ Places ** (1977)
83. Get It (with Stevie Wonder, 1987)
84. Body ** (1984)
85. Whatever You Got, I Want * (1974)
86. Forever Came Today * (1975)
87. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus * (1970)
88. The Girl Is Mine 2008 (with will.i.am., 2008)
89. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008 (with Akon, 2008)
90. Fat (Weird Al Yankovic parody of “Bad,” 1988)

91. Give in to Me (1991)
92. Smile (1995)
93. Get It Together * (1973)
94. Butterflies (2001)
95. The Man (with Paul McCartney, 1983)
96. This Is It (with the Jacksons, 2009)
97. You Can’t Win (1978)
98. One More Chance (2003)
99. Gone Too Soon (1991)
100. Happy (1973)


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First posted 8/29/2013; last updated 11/28/2022.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The 1970s: The Top 909 at 90.9 The Bridge

1970-1979:

Top 909 Songs According to
90.9 The Bridge

Over Thanksgiving 2022, Kansas City radio station 90.9 The Bridge did a countdown of the top 909 songs of the 1970s, as determined by listener votes. I have made some corrections on song titles and added the years of release.

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


1. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
2. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)
3. David Bowie “Heroes” (1977)
4. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
5. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
6. The Who “Baba O’Riley” (1971)
7. David Bowie “Life on Mars?” (1973)
8. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
9. The Rolling Stones “Shattered” (1978)
10. Electric Light Orchestra “Mr. Blue Sky” (1978)

11. Sweet “Ballroom Blitz” (1973)
12. Al Stewart “Year of the Cat” (1976)
13. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
14. The Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” (1971)
15. The Clash “London Calling” (1979)
16. Elton John “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Gonna Be a Long Time)” (1972)
17. Patti Smith Group “Dancing Barefoot” (1979)
18. Television “Marquee Moon” (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)
20. Bob Marley & the Wailers “No Woman, No Cry” (1974)

21. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” (1977)
22. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” (1975)
23. The Undertones “Teenage Kicks” (1978)
24. David Bowie “Young Americans” (1975)
25. Dire Straits “Sultans of Swing” (1978)
26. Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” (1975)
27. Aerosmith “Dream On” (1973)
28. Van Morrison “Into the Mystic” (1970)
29. Bruce Springsteen “Badlands” (1978)
30. Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (1970)

31. Traffic “The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys” (1971)
32. Boston “More Than a Feeling” (1976)
33. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Night Moves” (1976)
34. The Raspberries “Go All the Way” (1972)
35. Supertramp “The Logical Song” (1979)
36. Looking Glass “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” (1972)
37. David Bowie “Ziggy Stardust” (1972)
38. Todd Rundgren “Hello It’s Me” (1972)
39. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Three Little Birds” (1977)
40. Bob Dylan “Shelter from the Storm” (1975)

41. Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road” (1975)
42. Stealers Wheel “Stuck in the Middle with You” (1973)
43. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972)
44. Fleetwood Mac “The Chain” (1977)
45. Carole King “It’s Too Late” (1971)
46. Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” (1977)
47. Big Star “Thirteen” (1972)
48. Gladys Knight & the Pips “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973)
49. Jackson Browne “Take It Easy” (1973)
50. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)

51. Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
52. Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” (1976)
53. Lou Reed “Coney Island Baby” (1975)
54. The Knack “My Sharona” (1979)
55. Fanny “Butter Boy” (1975)
56. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
57. Led Zeppelin “Going to California” (1971)
58. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
59. Mott the Hoople “All the Young Dudes” (1972)
60. The Spinners “I’ll Be Around” (1972)

61. Kate Bush “The Man with the Child in His Eyes” (1978)
62. The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallin Love” (1978)
63. The Faces “Ooh La La” (1973)
64. The Who “Love Reign O’er Me” (1973)
65. Big Star “September Gurls” (1974)
66. Talking Heads “Life During Wartime” (1979)
67. Elton John “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding” (1973)
68. Joy Division “She’s Lost Control” (1979)
69. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
70. THe Cure “Boys Don’t Cry” (1979)

71. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” (1978)
72. George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (1970)
73. Richard & Linda Thompson “I Want to See the Bright Lights” (1974)
74. Leonard Cohen “Who by Fire” (1974)
75. Led Zeppelin “Misty Mountain Hop” (1971)
76. Joni Mitchell “A Case of You” (1971)
77. Queen “Somebody to Love” (1976)
78. Paul McCartney & Wings “Silly Love Songs” (1976)
79. David Bowie “Fame” (1975)
80. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)

81. The Who “Behind Blue Eyes” (1971)
82. The Beatles “Get Back” (1969)
83. Elvis Costello “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding” (1979)
84. John Lennon “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” (1970)
85. Joy Division “Disorder” (1979)
86. Paul McCartney “Maybe I’m Amazed” (1970)
87. The Who “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1971)
88. Gang of Four “Damaged Goods” (1978)
89. Dolly Parton “Jolene” (1973)
90. David Bowie “Suffragette City” (1972)

91. Cheap Trick “Surrender” (1978)
92. Stevie Wonder “I Wish” (1976)
93. Joni Mitchell “Coyote” (1976)
94. The Cars “Just What I Needed” (1978)
95. Chic “Good Times” (1979)
96. Led Zeppelin “Tangerine” (1970)
97. David Bowie “Changes” (1971)
98. Electric Light Orchestra “Evil Woman” (1975)
99. Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
100. Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There” (1972)

101. Steely Dan “Aja” (1977)
102. The Clash “I Fought the Law” (1979)
103. David Bowie “Queen Bitch” (1971)
104. John Lennon “Imagine” (1971)
105. Gordon Lightfoot “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976)
106. Ramones “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” (1977)
107. Led Zeppelin “When the Levee Breaks” (1971)
108. Eagles “One of These Nights” (1975)
109. Aretha Franklin “Rock Steady” (1971)
110. Fleetwood Mac “Dreams” (1977)

111. Steely Dan “Reeling in the Years” (1972)
112. Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971)
113. Squeeze “Up the Junction” (1979)
114. Bob Marley & the Marleys “Get Up Stand Up” (1973)
115. ?
116. Curtis Mayfield “Move on Up” (1970)
117. The Cars “My Best Friend’s Girl” (1978)
118. Led Zeppelin “Kashmir” (1975)
119. Steely Dan “Dirty Work” (1972)
120. Nick Lowe “So It Goes” (1976)

121. The Modern Lovers “Roadrunner” (1976)
122. Stevie Wonder “I Believe When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever” (1972)
123. Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (1979)
124. The Police “Roxanne” (1978)
125. Neil Young “Heart of Gold” (1972)
126. Isaac Hayes “Theme from Shaft” (1971)
127. Devo “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1977)
128. Sly & the Family Stone “Family Affair” (1971)
129. Talking Heads “Take Me to the River” (1978)
130. Boston “Foreplay/Longtime” (1976)

131. Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou” (1977)
132. Joni Mitchell “Free Man in Paris” (1974)
133. Pink Floyd “Time” (1973)
134. The Rolling Stones “Miss You” (1978)
135. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
136. Stevie Wonder “Sir Duke” (1976)
137. Elton John “Bennie and the Jets” (1973)
138. T-Rex “Cosmic Dancer” (1971)
139. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “American Girl” (1976)
140. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)

141. Rush “Closer to the Heart” (1977)
142. Fanny “Ain’t That Peculiar” (1972)
143. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
144. Patti Smith “Gloria (In Excelsis Deo)” (1975)
145. Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
146. Carpenters “Superstar” (1971)
147. Gary Numan “Cars” (1979)
148. Janis Joplin “Me and Bobby McGee” (1971)
149. David Bowie “Starman” (1972)
150. Neil Young “Powderfinger” (1979)

151. New York Dolls “Personality Crisis” (1973)
152. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” (1974)
153. Santana “Oye Como Va” (1970)
154. Yes “Roundabout” (1971)
155. The Jackson 5 “ABC” (1970)
156. Fela Kuti “Gentleman” (1973)
157. The Temptations “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” (1971)
158. Van Halen “Eruption” / “You Really Got Me” (1978)
159. Little Feat “Dixie Chicken” (1973)
160. War “Low Rider” (1975)

161. Bob Dylan “Hurricane” (1975)
162. David Bowie “Five Years” (1972)
163. Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’” (1975)
164. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978)
165. Sex Pistols “Anarchy in the U.K.” (1976)
166. Sly & the Family Stone “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (1969)
167. Roxy Music “Love Is the Drug” (1975)
168. The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
169. Funkadelic “Maggot Brain” (1971)
170. John Prine “Sam Stone” (1971)

171. Neil Young “Cortez the Killer” (1975)
172. Daryl Hall & John Oates “Sara Smile” (1975)
173. Jimmy Cliff “The Harder They Come” (1972)
174. James Taylor “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971)
175. Queen “We Will Rock You” / “We Are the Champions” (1977)
176. The Beatles “I’ve Got a Feeling” (1970)
177. Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground” (1973)
178. The Police “So Lonely” (1978)
179. David Bowie “Oh! You Pretty Things” (1971)
180. Joy Division “Transmission” (1978)

181. Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1971)
182. Bonnie Raitt “Angel from Montgomery” (1974)
183. Pink Floyd “Us and Them” (1973)
184. The B-52’s “Rock Lobster” (1978)
185. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Who’ll Stop the Rain” (1970)
186. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Old Time Rock and Roll” (1978)
187. The Rolling Stones “Angie” (1973)
188. The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” (1979)
189. Van Halen “Dance the Night Away” (1979)
190. Paul Simon “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (1975)

191. Supertramp “Take the Long Way Home” (1979)
192. Jim Croce “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” (1973)
193. Blondie “Dreaming” (1979)
194. T-Rex “Get It On (Bang a Gong)” (1971)
195. The Boomtown Rats “I Don’t Like Mondays” (1979)
196. Heart “Barracuda” (1977)
197. Bob Dylan “Simple Twist of Fate” (1975)
198. Bill Withers “Lean on Me” (1972)
199. Steve Miller Band “Fly Like an Eagle” (1976)
200. Chaka Khan “I’m Every Woman” (1978)

201. Pink Floyd “Money” (1973)
202. Edwin Starr “War” (1970)
203. Brewer & Shipley “One Toke Over the Line” (1971)
204. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1972) 205. The Rolling Stones “Beast of Burden” (1978)
206. The Doobie Brothers “What a Fool Believes” (1978)
207. AC/DC “Highway to Hell” (1979)
208. George Harrison “What Is Life?” (1970)
209. The Cars “Moving in Stereo” (1978)
210. Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (1973)

211. The Grateful Dead “Friend of the Devil” (1970)
212. Five Man Electrical Band “Signs” (1971)
213. Bob Marley & the Wailers “One Love/People Get Ready” (1977)
214. Richard Hell & the Voidoids “Blank Generation” (1977)
215. Aretha Franklin “Spanish Harlem” (1971)
216. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” (1976)
217. George Harrison “All Things Must Pass” (1970)
218. Joni Mitchell “Help Me” (1974)
219. Steely Dan “Peg” (1977)
220. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1969)

221. Carole King “I Feel the Earth Move” (1971)
222. Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now” (1972)
223. Todd Rundgren “I Saw the Light” (1972)
224. Elvis Costello & the Attractions “Radio Radio” (1978)
225. Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970)
226. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
227. Led Zeppelin “Immigrant Song” (1970)
228. Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You” (1974)
229. David Bowie “Moonage Daydream” (1972)
230. The Allman Brothers Band “Statesboro Blues” (1971)

231. Sweet “Fox on the Run” (1975)
232. Van Morrison “Tupelo Honey” (1971)
233. Rod Stewart “Maggie May” (1971)
234. Stevie Wonder “Boogie on Reggae Woman” (1974)
235. Townes Van Zandt “Pancho and Lefty” (1972)
236. David Bowie “The Man Who Sold the World” (1970)
237. Steely Dan “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (1974)
238. Earth, Wind & Fire “Shining Star” (1975)
239. Harry Nilsson “Without You” (1971)
240. Al Green “Tired of Being Alone” (1971)

241. Toots & the Maytals “Funky Kingston” (1973)
242. Chicago “25 or 6 to 4” (1970)
243. Kraftwerk “Autobahn” (1974)
244. Stevie Wonder “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” (1970)
245. Ohio Players “Fire” (1974)
246. Michael Jackson “Rock with You” (1979)
247. Wire “I Am the Fly” (1978)
248. Stevie Wonder “Living for the City” (1973)
249. The Kinks “Lola” (1970)
250. Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (1978)

251. Bee Gees “More Than a Woman” (1977)
252. John Lennon “#9 Dream” (1974)
253. Madness “One Step Beyond” (1979)
254. Velvet Underground “Who Loves the Sun” (1970)
255. Foghat “Slow Ride” (1975)
256. The Specials “A Message to You Rudy” (1979)
257. Steely Dan “Deacon Blues” (1977)
258. Elvis Costello “Watching the Detectives” (1977)
259. Paul Simon “Mother and Child Reunion” (1972)
260. Rufus & Chaka Khan “Tell Me Something Good” (1974)

261. Linda Ronstadt “Heat Wave” (1975)
262. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” (1970)
263. Joni Mitchell “Amelia” (1976)
264. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Jammin’” (1977)
265. Fanny “Charity Ball” (1971)
266. Blondie “One Way or Another” (1978)
267. Warren Zevon “Lawyers, Guns and Money” (1978)
268. Bruce Springsteen “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” (1973)
269. Donna Summer “Bad Girls” (1979)
270. Kansas “Carry on Wayward Son” (1976)

271. Linda Ronstadt “You’re No Good” (1974)
272. Bruce Springsteen “Jungleland” (1975)
273. The O’Jays “Love Train” (1973)
274. Queen “Bicycle Race” (1978)
275. The Rolling Stones “Tumbling Dice” (1972)
276. Deep Purple “Smoke on the Water” (1972)
277. Gang of Four “At Home He’s a Tourist” (1979)
278. Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion” (1975)
279. James Taylor “Fire and Rain” (1970)
280. The Doors “Riders on the Storm” (1971)

281. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
282. Steve Miller Band “The Joker” (1973)
283. Led Zeppelin “Houses of the Holy” (1972)
284. Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (1972)
285. Prince “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” (1979)
286. David Bowie “Golden Years” (1975)
287. Cat Stevens “Father and Son” (1970)
288. Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated” (1978)
289. Meat Loaf “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (1977)
290. Kiss “Rock and Roll All Nite” (live, 1975)

291. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Ohio” (1970)
292. Queen “Stone Cold Crazy” (1974)
293. The Police “Message in a Bottle” (1979)
294. Pretenders “Kid” (1979)
295. Parliament “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)” (1975)
296. Nick Lowe “Cruel to Be Kind” (1979)
297. Hot Chocolate “You Sexy Thing” (1975)
298. Tubeway Army “Are Friends Electric?” (1979)
299. Billy Joel “Big Shot” (1978)
300. LaBelle “Lady Marmalade” (1974)

301. Paul McCartney & Wings “Band on the Run” (1973)
302. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Refugee” (1979)
303. Public Image Ltd. “Public Image” (1978)
304. Ramones “Rock and Roll High School” (1979)
305. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” (1974)
306. Neil Young “Old Man” (1972)
307. Bob Marley & the Wailers “I Shot the Sheriff” (1973)
308. The Buzzcocks “What Do I Get?” (1978)
309. David Bowie “The Jean Genie” (1972)
310. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)

311. Simon & Garfunkel “The Only Living Boy in New York” (1970)
312. Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970)
313. Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” (1977)
314. The Beatles “The Long and Winding Road” (1970)
315. Curtis Mayfield “Freddie’s Dead (Theme from Superfly)” (1972)
316. The Guess Who “American Woman” (1970)
317. T-Rex “20th Century Boy” (1973)
318. Joe Jackson “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” (1978)
319. Joe Jackson “Look Sharp!” (1979)
320. ZZ Top “Tush” (1975)

321. Peter Frampton “Show Me the Way” (1975)
322. Grateful Dead “Uncle John’s Band” (1970)
323. David Bowie “Rebel Rebel” (1974)
324. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (1977)
325. Badfinger “Day After Day” (1971)
326. Al Green “Love and Happiness’ (1972)
327. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Stir It Up” (1973)
328. The Jam “The Modern World” (1977)
329. Ann Peebles “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (1973)
330. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Exodus” (1977)

331. Styx “Renegade” (1978)
332. The Band “Up on Cripple Creek” (1969)
333. Cheap Trick “I Want You to Want Me” (live, 1979)
334. The Temptations “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (1972)
335. T-Rex “Jeepster” (1971)
336. The Who “The Real Me” (1973)
337. Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971)
338. Electric Light Orchestra “Do Ya” (1972)
339. Abba “Waterloo” (1974)
340. Bob Dylan “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (1973)

341. Elton John “Tiny Dancer” (1971)
342. Kool & the Gang “Jungle Boogie” (1973)
343. Elton John “Levon” (1971)
344. Fanny “Beggar Man” (1974)
345. Billy Joel “Piano Man” (1973)
346. James Brown “Get on the Good Foot” (1972)
347. Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak” (1976)
348. Led Zeppelin “Fool in the Rain” (1972)
349. Helen Reddy “I Am Woman” (1972)
350. XTC “Making Plans for Nigel” (1979)

351. America “A Horse with No Name” (1971)
352. Graham Parker & the Rumour “Local Girls” (1979)
353. Led Zeppelin “Rock and Roll” (1972)
354. Peter Tosh “Legalize It” (1976)
355. The Runaways “Cherry Bomb” (1976)
356. Parliament “Flashlight” (1977)
357. The Pointer Sisters “Fire” (1978)
358. Bruce Springsteen “Because the Night” (1978)
359. Commodores “Brick House” (1977)
360. The Clash “Train in Vain (Stand by Me)” (1979)

361. The Cars “Let’s Go” (1979)
362. Black Sabbath “Paranoid” (1970)
363. Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)” (1971)
364. Lou Reed “Satellite of Love” (1972)
365. Joni Mitchell “Woodstock” (1970)
366. The Isley Brothers “That Lady” (1973)
367. Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing” (1976)
368. The Rolling Stones “Rocks Off” (1972)
369. War “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” (1975)
370. Stevie Wonder “Isn’t She Lovely” (1976)

371. Paul Simon “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” (1972)
372. Black Sabbath “Iron Man” (1970)
373. David Bowie “Sound and Vision” (1977)
374. Dobie Gray “Drift Away” (1973)
375. Donny Hathaway “Someday We’ll All Be Free” (1973)
376. Sweet “Love Is Like Oxygen” (1978)
377. The Police “Walking on the Moon” (1979)
378. Genesis “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974)
379. Joe Walsh “Life’s Been Good” (1978)
380. Nick Gilder “Hot Child in the City” (1978)

381. Golden Earring “Radar Love” (1973)
382. Fanny “Rock ‘N’ Roll Survivors” (1974)
383. ZZ Top “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” (1979)
> 384. Joni Mitchell “Carey” (1971)
385. Supertramp “Give a Little Bit” (1977)
386. Janis Joplin “Mercedes Benz” (1971)
387. ZZ Top “Cheap Sunglasses” (1979)
388. George Harrison “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth” (1973)
389. Velvet Underground “Sweet Jane” (1970)
390. The Stylistics “People Make the World Go Round” (1972)

391. Led Zeppelin “Trampled Under Foot” (1974)
392. David Bowie “DJ” (1979)
393. Ramones “Teenage Lobotomy” (1977)
394. M “Pop Muzik” (1979)
395. Steely Dan “Any Major Dude Will Tell You” (1974)
396. The Specials “Gangsters” (1979)
397. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Positive Vibration” (1976)
398. The Who “Squeeze Box” (1975)
399. The Doors “L.A. Woman” (1971)
400. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes “Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)” (1975)

401. Jimi Hendrix “Angel” (1970)
402. Village People “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
403. Led Zeppelin “The Ocean” (1973)
404. Paul & Linda McCartney “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” (1971)
405. Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (1974)
406. Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973)
407. Peter Frampton “Do You Feel Like We Do” (1973)
408. Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” (1971)
409. Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime” (1970)
410. Television “Venus” (1977)

411. Cheap Trick “Dream Police” (1979)
412. Roy Ayers “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” (1976)
413. Steely Dan “Josie” (1977)
414. Joe Jackson “It's Different for Girls” (1979)
415. Santana “Black Magic Woman” (1970)
416. Barry Manilow “Copacabana (At the Copa)” (1978)
417. Nick Drake “Pink Moon” (1972)
418. Paul Simon “Kodachrome” (1973)
419. Boz Scaggs “Lowdown” (1976)
420. Grateful Dead “Casey Jones” (1970)

421. Parliament “Bop Gun (Endangered Species)” (1977)
422. Led Zeppelin “Custard Pie” (1974)
423. Billy Joel “Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)” (1977)
424. Ramones “I Want You Around” (1978)
425. Loretta Lynn “One's on the Way” (1971)
426. The Buzzcocks “Why Can't I Touch This?” (1979)
427. Kraftwerk “Trans-Europe Express” (1977)
428. James Brown “The Payback (Part 1)” (1974)
429. Joni Mitchell “You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio” (1972)
430. Fleetwood Mac “Tusk” (1979)

431. Blondie “Hanging on the Telephone “ (1978)
432. Ike & Tina Turner “Proud Mary” (1971)
433. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Up Around the Bend” (1970)
434. Rose Royce “Car Wash” (1976)
435. Rush “Working Man” (1974)
436. Abba “Fernando” (1976)
437. Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
438. The Cars “You're All I've Got Tonight” (1978)
439. Talking Heads “I Zimbra” (1979)
440. Ringo Starr “Photograph” (1973)

441. Rickie Lee Jones “Chuck E.'s in Love” (1979)
442. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen “Hot Rod Lincoln” (1971)
443. Janis Ian “At Seventeen” (1975)
444. The Cars “It's All I Can Do” (1979)
445. Chicago “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” (1969)
446. John Lennon “Power to the People” (1971)
447. Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger “Walk and Don't Look Back” (1978)
448. Lou Reed “Sweet Jane (live)” (1974)
449. Thin Lizzy “The Boys Are Back in Town” (1976)
450. The Cars “Dangerous Type” (1979)

451. Van Morrison “Domino” (1970)
452. Townes Van Zandt “If I Needed You” (1972)
453. Gary Wright “Dream Weaver” (1975)
454. Grateful Dead “Truckin’” (1970)
455. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Is This Love” (1978)
456. Electric Light Orchestra “Livin' Thing” (1976)
457. Blondie “Sunday Girl” (1978)
458. Eagles “Witchy Woman” (1972)
459. Ian Dury & the Blockheads “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick” (1978)
460. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)

461. Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1974)
462. Kirsty MacColl “They Don't Know” (1979)
463. War “The Cisco Kid” (1972)
464. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Breakdown” (1976)
465. Cheryl Lynn “Got to Be Real “ (1978)
466. Aretha Franklin “Young, Gifted and Black” (1972)
467. Cat Stevens “Peace Train” (1971)
468. Elvis Costello “Alison” (1977)
469. David Bowie “Lady Stardust” (1972)
470. Van Morrison “Wild Night” (1971)

471. Bruce Springsteen “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” (1975)
472. James Taylor “Sweet Baby James” (1970)
473. Meat Loaf “Two Out of Three Ain't Bad” (1977)
474. Led Zeppelin “Over the Hills and Far Away” (1973)
475. Iggy Pop “The Passenger” (1977)
476. Steely Dan “Do It Again” (1972)
477. Hall & Oates “Rich Girl” (1976)
478. Elvis Presley “Burning Love “ (1972)
479. Charlie Daniels Band “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” (1979)
480. John Lennon “Jealous Guy” (1971)

481. The Rolling Stones “Happy” (1972)
482. The Flamin' Groovies “Shake Some Action” (1976)
483. Blondie “Rip Her to Shreds” (1976)
484. David Bowie “Boys Keep Swinging” (1979)
485. Funkadelic “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks” (1971)
486. Fleetwood Mac “Don't Stop” (1977)
487. Aerosmith “Back in the Saddle” (1976)
488. John Lennon “Working Class Hero” (1970)
489. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” (1970)
490. Elvis Costello & the Attractions “This Year’s Girl” (1978)

491. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Don't Do Me Like That” (1979)
492. Abba “Take a Chance on Me” (1977)
493. Kate Bush “Wuthering Heights” (1978)
494. Andrea True Connection “More More More” (1976)
495. The Hollies “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” (1971)
496. Kiss “Detroit Rock City” (1976)
497. Blue Ă–yster Cult “Don’t Fear the Reaper” (1976)
498. Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London” (1978)
499. John Prine “Angel from Montgomery” (1971)
500. Kool & the Gang “Too Hot” (1979)

501. Cat Stevens “Wild World” (1970)
502. David Bowie “TVC 15” (1976)
503. Jim Croce “You Don't Mess Around with Jim” (1972)
504. The Who “Who Are You?” (1978)
505. The Buzzcocks “Fast Cars” (1978)
506. Elton John “Honky Cat” (1972)
507. Badfinger “Baby Blue” (1971)
508. The Jam “In the City” (1977)
509. Simon & Garfunkel “Cecilia” (1970)
510. Steely Dan “Pretzel Logic” (1974)

511. Electric Light Orchestra “Telephone Line” (1976)
512. Talking Heads “Artists Only” (1978)
513. Fanny “Rockin' All Nite Long” (1974)
514. XTC “Life Begins at the Hop” (1979)
515. Janis Joplin “Cry Baby” (1971)
516. Supertramp “Hide in Your Shell” (1974)
517. New York Dolls “Trash” (1973)
518. Blondie “Atomic” (1979)
519. Prince “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (1979)
520. David Bowie “Star” (1972)

521. The Damned “New Rose” (1976)
522. Willie Nelson “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” (1975)
523. Bad Company “Feel Like Making Love” (1975)
524. Yes “I've Seen All Good People” (1971)
525. Parliament “Up for the Down Stroke” (1974)
526. David Bowie “Diamond Dogs” (1974)
527. Pat Benatar “Heartbreaker” (1979)
528. Queen “Fat Bottomed Girls” (1978)
529. Steve Miller Band “Jungle Love” (1977)
530. Al Green “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” (1973)

531. T-Rex “Telegram Sam” (1972)
532. Queen “Keep Yourself Alive” (1973)
533. The Rolling Stones “It's Only Rock and Roll But I Like It” (1974)
534. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Waiting in Vain” (1977)
535. Loretta Lynn “The Pill” (1975)
536. The Stranglers “Get a Grip on Yourself” (1977)
537. Marvin Gaye “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (1971)
538. Bruce Springsteen “The Promised Land” (1978)
539. The Brothers Johnson “Strawberry Letter 23” (1977)
540. War with Eric Burdon “Spill the Wine” (1970)

541. The Beatles “Across the Universe” (1970)
542. Elton John “Philadelphia Freedom” (1975)
543. Stevie Wonder “Love's in Need of Love Today” (1976)
544. The Doors “Roadhouse Blues” (1970)
545. Electric Light Orchestra “Sweet Talkin' Woman” (1977)
546. The Stooges “Gimme Danger” (1973)
547. Three Dog Night “An Old Fashioned Love Song” (1971)
548. James Brown “Funky Drummer (Part 1)” (1970)
549. Gang of Four “I Found That Essence Rare” (1979)
550. Harry Nilsson “Jump into the Fire” (1971)

551. King Harvest “Dancing in the Moonlight” (1972)
552. Bruce Springsteen “Prove It All Night” (1978)
553. The B-52's “Planet Claire” (1979)
554. Badfinger “No Matter What” (1970)
555. Roxy Music “Do the Strand” (1973)
556. Anita Ward “Ring My Bell” (1979)
557. Queen “39” (1975)
558. The Rolling Stones “Shine a Light” (1972)
559. Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
560. David Bowie “Kooks” (1971)

561. Jackson Browne “Running on Empty” (1977)
562. Steve Miller Band “Rock N' Me” (1976)
563. Billy Joel “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” (1977)
564. America “Sister Golden Hair” (1975)
565. Wreckless Eric “Whole Wide World” (1977)
566. Elton John “Crocodile Rock” (1972)
567. The Police “Can't Stand Losing You” (1978)
568. KC & the Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight” (1975)
569. Ace Frehley “New York Groove” (1978)
570. The Five Stairsteps “O-o-h Child” (1970)

571. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Lookin' Out My Back Door” (1970)
572. Ramones “Beat on the Brat” (1976)
573. Joy Division “Shadowplay” (1978)
574. Neil Young “Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)” (1979)
575. Elton John “Candle in the Wind” (1973)
576. Gordon Lightfoot “Sundown” (1974)
577. Fleetwood Mac “Landslide” (1975)
578. Tower of Power “So Very Hard to Go” (1973)
579. Paul McCartney & Wings “Let 'Em In” (1976)
580. Bill Withers “Lovely Day” (1977)

581. Led Zeppelin “Black Dog” (1971)
582. Neil Young “The Needle and the Damage Done” (1972)
583. The Clash “White Man in Hammersmith Palais” (1978)
584. 10cc “I'm Not in Love” (1975)
585. Mike Oldfield “Tubular Bells” (1974)
586. John Lennon “Mind Games” (1973)
587. The O'Jays “For the Love of Money” (1974)
588. Talking Heads “Uh Oh Love Comes to Town” (1977)
589. Steely Dan “FM (No Static at All)” (1978)
590. Van Halen “Ice Cream Man” (1978)

591. Carole King “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (1971)
592. Paul McCartney & Wings “Jet” (1973)
593. The Clash “The Guns of Brixton” (1979)
594. Curtis Mayfield “Superfly” (1972)
595. Van Halen “Jamie's Crying” (1978)
596. Kool & the Gang “Ladies' Night” (1979)
597. The Rolling Stones “Fool to Cry” (1976)
598. The Cars “Bye Bye Love” (1978)
599. The Beatles “Two of Us” (1970)
600. Funkadelic “One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)” (1978)

601. The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself” (1971)
602. Heart “Crazy on You” (1976)
603. The Allman Brothers Band “Ramblin' Man” (1973)
604. Lynyrd Skynyrd “What's Your Name” (1977)
605. Al Green “Take Me to the River” (1974)
606. The Stooges “Down on the Street” (1970)
607. The Cure “10:15 Saturday Night” (1979)
608. Al Green “I'm Still in Love with You” (1972)
609. Elton John “Take Me to the Pilot” (1970)
610. John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (1971)

611. Electric Light Orchestra “Don’t Bring Me Down” (1979)
612. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird” (1973)
613. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Here Comes My Girl” (1979)
614. Billy Joel “New York State of Mind” (1976)
615. John Lennon “Gimme Some Truth” (1971)
616. Elvis Costello & the Attractions “I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea” (1978)
617. Shuggie Otis “Inspiration Information” (1974)
618. Led Zeppelin “D'yer Maker” (1973)
619. Bob Dylan & the Band “Forever Young (slow version)” (1974)
620. David Bowie “Rock 'N' Roll Suicide” (1972)

621. Stevie Wonder “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)” (1972)
622. Queen “Don't Stop Me Now” (1978)
623. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Listen to Her Heart” (1978)
624. Alice Cooper “School’s Out” (1972)
625. Ramones “Rockaway Beach” (1977)
626. Nicolette Larson “Lotta Love” (1978)
627. Redbone “Come and Get Your Love” (1974)
628. Toots & the Maytals “Pressure Drop” (1970)
629. Barry White “Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (1974)
630. X-Ray Spex “Oh Bondage! Up Yours” (1977)

631. Andy Gibb “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (1977)
632. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
633. Boston “Peace of Mind” (1976)
634. The O'Jays “Back Stabbers” (1972)
635. Blondie “Eat to the Beat” (1979)
636. Bill Withers “Use Me” (1972)
637. Meat Loaf “All Revved Up with No Place to Go” (1977)
638. David Essex “Rock On” (1973)
639. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Call Me the Breeze” (1974)
640. Elvis Costello “The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes” (1977)

641. Ike & Tina Turner “Nutbush City Limits” (1973)
642. Sylvester “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real” (1978)
643. Isaac Hayes “Do Your Thing” (1972)
644. Minnie Riperton “Inside My Love” (1975)
645. Kansas “Dust in the Wind” (1977)
646. Steve Miller Band “Dance Dance Dance” (1976)
647. The Runaways “School Days” (1977)
648. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” (1978)
649. The Only Ones “Another Girl, Another Planet” (1978)
650. Can “Vitamin C” (1972)

651. The Who “Long Live Rock” (1974)
652. Talking Heads “Don't Worry About the Government” (1977)
653. The Cars “Don't Cha Stop” (1978)
654. John Lennon “Isolation” (1970)
655. Ramones “Cretin Hop” (1977)
656. Curtis Mayfield “Pusherman” (1972)
657. The Temptations “Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)” (1970)
658. The Buzzcocks “Harmony in My Head” (1979)
659. Loretta Lynn “Hey Loretta” (1973)
660. John Lennon “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” (1974)

661. Bob Dylan “Mozambique” (1976)
662. Brewer & Shipley “Tarkio Road” (1971)
663. Peter Tosh “Pick Myself Up” (1977)
664. Bryan Ferry “The In Crowd” (1974)
665. David Bowie “The Secret Life of Arabia” (1977)
666. Hot Chocolate “Every 1's a Winner” (1978)
667. The Damned “Neat Neat Neat” (1977)
668. Ramones “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” (1977)
669. Television “See No Evil” (1977)
670. Thin Lizzy “Whiskey in the Jar” (1972)

671. Sweet “Little Willy” (1972)
672. The Who “My Wife” (1971)
673. Johnny Thunders “You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (1978)
674. Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell” (1977)
675. Prince “Soft and Wet” (1978)
676. Gordon Lightfoot “Carefree Highway” (1974)
677. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Don't Ask Me No Questions” (1974)
678. Billy Joel “Vienna” (1977)
679. Steely Dan “Kid Charlemagne” (1976)
680. Talking Heads “Pulled Up” (1977)

681. Van Morrison “And It Stoned Me” (1970)
682. Simon & Garfunkel “Baby Driver” (1970)
683. Harry Nilsson “Coconut” (1971)
684. The Modern Lovers “Astral Plane” (1973)
685. KC & the Sunshine Band “Boogie Shoes” (1976)
686. Dolly Parton “Here You Come Again” (1977)
687. The B-52's “Devil in My Car” (1978)
688. Steely Dan “Home at Last” (1977)
689. Frank Zappa “Joe's Garage” (1979)
690. The Rolling Stones “Ventilator Blues” (1972)

691. Stevie Wonder “I Love Every Little Thing About You” (1972)
692. Eagles “Lyin' Eyes” (1975)
693. David Bowie “Look Back in Anger” (1979)
694. Reunion “Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me” (1974)
695. The Who “Goin' Mobile” (1971)
696. Little Feat “Fat Man in the Bathtub” (1973)
697. Little River Band “Reminiscing” (1978)
698. The Who “The Punk and the Godfather” (1973)
699. Fela Kuti “Zombie” (1976)
700. Koko Taylor with Mighty Joe Young “Voodoo Woman” (1975)

701. The Trammps “Disco Inferno” (1977)
702. Joe Jackson “On Your Radio” (1979)
703. Three Dog Night “Out in the Country” (1970)
704. Kiss “Beth” (1976)
705. Rodriquez “Sugar Man” (1970)
706. The Incredible Bongo Band “Apache “ (1973)
707. The Rolling Stones “Dance Little Sister” (1974)
708. Van Halen “Runnin' with the Devil” (1978)
709. Stevie Wonder “Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing” (1973)
710. Heart “Magic Man” (1976)

711. Supertramp “Breakfast in America” (1979)
712. John Lennon “Ain't That a Shame” (1975)
713. Bay City Rollers “Saturday Night” (1975)
714. David Bowie “Soul Love” (1972)
715. Black Sabbath “NIB (N.I.B.)” (1970)
716. James Brown “Get Up Offa That Thing” (1976)
717. The Main Ingredient “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972)
718. Starland Vocal Band “Afternoon Delight” (1976)
719. Fanny “Let's Spend the Night Together” (1974)
720. The Clash “White Riot “ (1977)

721. Joe Cocker “You Are So Beautiful” (1974)
722. Alice Cooper “Elected” (1972)
723. The Beatles “Dig a Pony” (1970)
724. Steely Dan “Black Cow” (1977)
725. Led Zeppelin “All My Love” (1979)
726. Curtis Mayfield “We Got to Have Peace” (1971)
727. Yvonne Elliman “If I Can't Have You” (1977)
728. America “Ventura Highway” (1972)
729. The Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster” (1975)
730. Ramones “Judy Is a Punk” (1976)

731. Aretha Franklin “You're All I Need to Get By” (1971)
732. Abba “Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man after Midnight)” (1979)
733. Warren Zevon “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” (1976)
734. Donna Summer “Last Dance” (1978)
735. Blondie “X-Offender” (1976)
736. Graham Parker “Howlin’ Wind” (1976)
737. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” (1979)
738. Aerosmith “Train Kept-a-Rollin'“ (1974)
739. Genesis “I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe” (1973)
740. Loggins & Messina “House at Pooh Corner” (1971)

741. T-Rex “Mambo Sun” (1971)
742. Supertramp “School” (1974)
743. Joe Jackson “Sunday Papers” (1979)
744. War “Summer” (1976)
745. The Babys “Back on My Feet Again” (1980)
746. Andrew Gold “Thank You for Being a Friend” (1978)
747. Elton John “Burn Down the Mission” (1970)
748. Bob Marley “Soul Rebel” (1970)
749. Paul & Linda McCartney “Too Many People” (1971)
750. A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie” (1978)

751. Joan Armatrading “Down to Zero” (1976)
752. Gil Scott-Heron “Lady Day and John Coltrane” (1971)
753. Led Zeppelin “The Battle of Evermore” (1971)
754. Electric Light Orchestra “Turn to Stone” (1977)
755. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “I Need to Know” (1978)
756. David Bowie “Quicksand” (1971)
757. Neil Young “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” (1970)
758. Jimmy Buffett “Come Monday” (1974)
759. James Brown “Funky President (People It's Bad)” (1974)
760. Stevie Wonder “Joy Inside My Tears” (1976)

761. Stevie Wonder “Send One Your Love” (1979)
762. Melanie “Brand New Key” (1971)
763. Pink Floyd with Roy Harper “Have a Cigar” (1975)
764. Elton John “Mona Lisas and Madhatters” (1972)
765. Madness “Madness” (1979)
766. The Chi-Lites “Have You Seen Her?” (1971)
767. Ian Dury “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” (1977)
768. Electric Light Orchestra “Can't Get It Out of My Head” (1974)
769. Bootsy Collins “I'd Rather Be with You” (1996)
770. The Jacksons “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground” (1978)

771. Junior Marvin “Police and Thieves” (1980)
772. XTC “This Is Pop?” (1978)
773. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers “Even the Losers” (1979)
774. Al Green “Belle” (1977)
775. Brownsville Station “Smokin' in the Boys' Room” (1973)
776. Cat Stevens “Morning Has Broken” (1971)
777. Nick Lowe “Heart of the City” (1976)
778. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
779. Rush “Fly by Night” (1975)
780. Robert Palmer “Bad Case of Lovin' You” (1979)

781. Suicide “Ghost Rider” (1977)
782. J. Geils Band “Give It to Me” (1973)
783. Joni Mitchell “California” (1971)
784. Jim Henson as Kermit “The Rainbow Connection” (1979)
785. Bob Dylan “If Not for You” (1970)
786. Janis Joplin “Move Over” (1971)
787. Badfinger “Come and Get It” (1969)
788. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Natty Dread” (1974)
789. The Police “Bring on the Night” (1979)
790. The B-52's “Dance This Mess Around” (1979)

791. Peter Gabriel “D.I.Y.” (1978)
792. Average White Band “Pick Up the Pieces” (1974)
793. Led Zeppelin “Gallows Pole” (1970)
794. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Hollywood Nights” (1978)
795. Bob Marley “Trench Town Rock” (1971)
796. Pretenders “Stop Your Sobbing” (1979)
797. Led Zeppelin “Since I've Been Loving You” (1970)
798. Peter Tosh “Here Comes the Sun” (1971)
799. Paul Simon “Slip Slidin' Away” (1977)
800. Boz Scaggs “Lido Shuffle” (1976)

801. Miles Davis “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” (1970)
802. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
803. Led Zeppelin “Dancing Days” (1973)
804. Stevie Wonder “As” (1976)
805. Patti Smith “Redondo Beach” (1975)
806. Al Green “Call Me (Come Back Home)” (1973)
807. Grateful Dead “Sugar Magnolia” (1970)
808. The Pointer Sisters “Yes We Can Can” (1973)
809. Queen “Killer Queen” (1974)
810. Paul McCartney & Wings “Mull of Kintyre” (1977)

811. Deep Purple “Highway Star” (1972)
812. Jimmy Cliff “You Can Get It If You Really Want” (1970)
813. The Upsetters with Lee "Scratch" Perry “Clint Eastwood” (1970)
814. Santana “Samba Pa Ti” (1970)
815. The Rolling Stones “Ain't Too Proud to Beg” (1974)
816. Plastic Bertrand “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (1978)
817. Steely Dan “Your Gold Teeth” (1973)
818. Labi Siffre “I Got The” (1975)
819. Brick “Dazz” (1976)
820. Sly & the Family Stone “If You Want Me to Stay” (1973)

821. Giorgio Moroder “The Chase” (1978)
822. John Lennon “Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out” (1974)
823. 10cc “Things We Do for Love, the “ (1976)
824. Pink Floyd “Run Like Hell” (1979)
825. David Bowie “Hang on to Yourself” (1972)
826. David Bowie “It Ain't Easy” (1972)
827. John Prine “Illegal Smile” (1971)
828. Blondie “In the Sun” (1976)
829. Dwight Twilley “I'm on Fire” (1975)
830. Elvis Costello “Less Than Zero” (1977)

831. Lou Reed “Perfect Day” (1972)
832. Nina Simone “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” (1969)
833. Queen “Brighton Rock” (1974)
834. The Stooges “TV Eye” (1970)
835. Bunny Wailer “Dream Land” (1976)
836. The Cars “Candy-O” (1979)
837. Rod Stewart “Reason to Believe” (1971)
838. Jim Croce “Time in a Bottle” (1972)
839. The Beatles “I Me Mine” (1970)
840. Cheap Trick “On the Radio” (1978)

841. George Harrison “Crackerbox Palace” (1976)
842. Electric Light Orchestra “Strange Magic” (1975)
843. Elvis Costello & the Attractions “Sunday's Best” (1979)
844. Velvet Underground “Rock and Roll” (1970)
845. Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975)
846. Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds “Loves Me Like a Rock” (1973)
847. Monty Python “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (1979)
848. Van Morrison “Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)” (1972)
849. Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions “Boogie Wonderland” (1979)
850. The Jam “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight “ (1978)

851. John Cougar Mellencamp “I Need a Lover” (1978)
852. Sex Pistols “Pretty Vacant “ (1977)
853. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)
854. The Rolling Stones “Soul Survivor” (1972)
855. The Clash “I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.” (1977)
856. Van Halen “Beautiful Girls” (1979)
857. The Spinners “It's a Shame” (1970)
858. Nick Lowe “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass” (1978)
859. Bob Marley & the Wailers “War” (1976)
860. Parliament “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)” (1978)

861. Iggy Pop “Nightclubbing” (1977)
862. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Long As I Can See the Light” (1970)
863. Led Zeppelin “Hey Hey What Can I Do” (1970)
864. Toots & the Maytals “True Love Is Hard to Find” (1976)
865. Bob Marley & the Wailers “Roots, Rock, Reggae” (1976)
866. Olivia Newton-John with John Travolta “Summer Nights” (1978)
867. Fleetwood Mac “Gold Dust Woman” (1977)
868. Eagles “James Dean” (1974)
869. J.J. Cale “After Midnight” (1972)
870. Jackson Browne “Late for the Sky” (1974)

871. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin' Care of Business” (1974)
872. David Bowie “Be My Wife” (1977)
873. Joni Mitchell “Raised on Robbery” (1973)
874. Led Zeppelin “In the Evening” (1979)
875. Bruce Springsteen “Blinded by the Light” (1973)
876. Elton John “Madman Across the Water” (1971)
877. Patti Smith Band “So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star” (1979)
878. Ben E. King “Supernatural Thing (Part I)” (1975)
879. Electric Light Orchestra “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle” (1973)
880. Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up” (1977)

881. Dave Edmunds “Crawling from the Wreckage” (1979)
882. Pure Prairie League “Amie” (1975)
883. Queen “You're My Best Friend” (1975)
884. Led Zeppelin “The Song Remains the Same” (1973)
885. The Allman Brothers Band “Revival” (1970)
886. The Cure “Jumping Someone Else's Train” (1979)
887. The Flying Lizards “Money (That's What I Want)” (1979)
888. Cheap Trick “California Man” (1978)
889. Dire Straits “Lady Writer” (1979)
890. Stephen Stills “Love the One You're With” (1970)

891. Blondie “Denis” (1977)
892. The Beatles “One after 909” (1970)
893. Rare Earth “I Just Want to Celebrate” (1971)
894. Richard Hell & the Voidoids “Love Comes in Spurts” (1977)
895. Aretha Franklin “I've Been Loving You Too Long” (1972)
896. Kraftwerk “The Model (Das Modell)” (1978)
897. The Isley Brothers “Fight the Power (Part 1)” (1975)
898. Elton John with Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)
899. David Bowie “Breaking Glass” (1977)
900. David Bowie “Song for Bob Dylan” (1971)

901. Neil Young “My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” (1979)
902. Exile “Kiss You All Over” (1978)
903. Rupert Holmes “Escape (The Pina Coloda Song)” (1979)
904. Funkadelic “Can You Get to That?” (1971)
905. The Police “The Bed's Too Big Without You” (1979)
906. Paul McCartney & Wings “Venus and Mars Rock Show” (1975)
907. Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (1978)
908. Kool & the Gang “Summer Madness” (1974)
909. Barnes & Barnes “Fish Heads” (1978)


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First posted 11/27/2022.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

American Music Awards: Pop/Rock Albums of the Year, 1974-2022

American Music Award:

Pop/Rock Album of the Year, 1974-2022

The American Music Awards were created in 1973 by Dick Clark for ABC after the network’s contract to air the Grammys expired. Until 2005, nominees and winners were determined by the musical industry. Since 2006, winners have been determined by the fans. The pop/rock album of the year award has been given out since 1974.

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First posted 11/24/2019; last updated 11/20/2022.

American Music Awards (1974-2022)

American Music Awards:

Pop/Rock Songs of the Year, 1974-2022

The American Music Awards (AMAs) were established in 1973 when ABC lost its contract to air the Grammys. They were created by Dick Clark. The AMAs are determined by public vote. The winners for favorite pop/rock song are listed here. That category existed from 1974-1995, was retired for more than a decade, and then returned in 2016. In the interim, there was also a Single of the Year award from 2013-2015.

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First posted 10/9/2018; last updated 11/20/2022.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tom Breihan: The Number Ones

Tom Breihan:

The Number Ones

Tom Breihan is the senior editor at Stereogum, a music website. In January 2018, he launched the column “The Number Ones” with the intent of reviewing every song to top the Billboard Hot 100 from the first chart in 1958 up to the present. In 2022, he published the book The Number Ones, which selected twenty of the chart’s #1 songs which, as it says in the book’s subtitle, “reveal the history of pop music.” Here are those 20 songs.

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1. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
2. The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (1960)
3. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
4. The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
5. The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)
6. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
7. George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
8. Fleetwood Mac “Dreams” (1977)
9. The Human League “Don’t You Want Me?” (1981)
10. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)

11. Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984)
12. Bon Jovi “You Give Love a Bad Name” (1986)
13. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
14. Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby” (1990)
15. Puff Daddy & Mase “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” (1997)
16. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
17. T-Pain with Yung Joc “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” (2007)
18. Soulja Boy Tell’Em “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” (2007)
19. Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane “Black Beatles” (2016)
20. BTS “Dynamite” (2020)


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First posted 11/17/2022.

Friday, November 11, 2022

UK Official Charts: 70th Anniversary

NOW!

70 Years of the Official Singles Chart

In 2022, the UK Official Charts celebrates its 70th anniversary. In honor of the event, the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series released a five-disc box set gathering 100 of the chart’s 1400+ chart toppers over the last 70 years. The track order of the set is erratic, so I’ve redone the list here in chronological order. The dates indicate when the song hit #1 on the UK Official Charts.

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  • 11/4/1952: Al Martino “Here in My Heart”
  • 1/16/1953: Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me
  • 4/24/1953: Frankie Laine “I Believe”
  • 11/25/1955: Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock
  • 2/17/1956: Dean Martin “Memories Are Made of This”
  • 7/20/1956: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
  • 1/24/1958: Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock
  • 7/3/1959: Bobby Darin “Dream Lover”

  • 5/7/1960: The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown”
  • 11/2/1963: Gerry & the Pacemakers “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
  • 2/29/1964: Cilla Black “Anyone Who Had a Heart”
  • 10/10/1964: Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman
  • 10/24/1964: Sandie Shaw “Always Something There to Remind Me”
  • 11/21/1964: The Supremes “Baby Love
  • 2/6/1965: The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
  • 3/13/1/1965: Tom Jones “It’s Not Unusual”
  • 8/28/1965: Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe
  • 4/30/1966: Dusty Springfield “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”
  • 10/29/1966: The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)
  • 11/19/1966: The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations
  • 3/29/1969: Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • 4/19/1969: Desmond Dekker & the Aces “The Israelites”

  • 9/16/1970: Freda Payne “Band of Gold”
  • 10/9/1971: Rod Stewart “Maggie May
  • 1/27/1973: Sweet “Blockbuster”
  • 3/4/1973: Slade “Cum on Feel the Noize”
  • 6/16/1973: Suzi Quatro “Can the Can”
  • 1/26/1974: Mud “Tiger Feet”
  • 12/7/1974: Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”
  • 3/22/1975: Bay City Rollers “Bye Bye Baby”
  • 6/28/1975: 10cc “I’m Not in Love”
  • 11/29/1975: Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 9/4/1976: Abba “Dancing Queen
  • 12/4/1977: Paul McCartney & Wings “Mull of Kintyre”
  • 2/4/1978: Althia & Donna “Utpown Top Ranking”
  • 5/13/1978: Boney M “Rivers of Babylon”
  • 2/3/1979: Blondie “Heart of Glass
  • 3/17/1979: Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive

  • 1/19/1980: “Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)
  • 3/22/1980: The Jam “Going Underground
  • 1/10/1981: John Lennon “Imagine” (released in 1971, recharted and hit #1 in the wake of Lennon’s murder)
  • 5/9/1981: Adam & the Ants “Stand and Deliver”
  • 9/5/1981: Soft Cell “Tainted Love
  • 12/12/1981: The Human League “Don’t You Want Me?
  • 5/29/1982: Madness “House of Fun”
  • 7/17/1982: Irene Cara “Fame”
  • 8/7/1982: Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen
  • 3/26/1983: Duran Duran “Is There Something I Should Know?”
  • 4/30/1983: Spandau Ballet “True”
  • 6/4/1983: The Police “Every Breath You Take
  • 9/3/1983: UB40 “Red Red Wine”
  • 9/24/1983: Culture Club “Karma Chameleon”
  • 1/28/1984: Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Relax
  • 3/24/1984: Lionel Richie “Hello
  • 12/15/1984: Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  • 8/29/1987: Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up
  • 6/24/1989: Soul II Soul “Back to Life (How Ever Do You Want Me)”

  • 3/30/1991: Chesney Hawkes “The One and Only”
  • 10/17/1992: Tasmin Archer “Sleeping Satellite”
  • 12/5/1992: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You
  • 10/23/1993: Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
  • 6/4/1994: Wet Wet Wet “Love Is All Around”
  • 4/8/1995: Take That “Back for Good”
  • 1/27/1996: Babylon Zoo “Spaceman”
  • 3/2/1996: Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
  • 6/8/1996: Fugees “Killing Me Softly
  • 7/27/1996: Spice Girls “Wannabe
  • 11/1/1997: Aqua “Barbie Girl”
  • 1/17/1998: All Saints “Never Ever”
  • 2/21/1998: Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On
  • 8/15/1998: Boyzone “No Matter What”
  • 10/31/1998: Cher “Believe
  • 1/9/1999: Steps “Tragedy”

  • 8/12/2000: Robbie Williams “Rock DJ”
  • 10/21/2000: U2 “Beautiful Day
  • 9/29/2001: Kylie Minogue “Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  • 7/23/2005: James Blunt “You’re Beautiful
  • 11/12/2005: Westlife “You Raise Me Up”
  • 4/8/2006: Gnarls Barkley “Crazy
  • 11/3/2007: Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love
  • 6/28/2008: Coldplay “Viva La Vida
  • 10/11/2008: Pink “So What”
  • 11/1/2008: Girls Aloud “The Promise”
  • 8/8/2009: Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling
  • 12/19/2009: Lady Gaga “Bad Romance

  • 9/24/2011: One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful”
  • 2/11/2012: David Guetta with Sia “Titanium”
  • 10/6/2012: Psy “Gangnam Style
  • 9/14/2013: Katy Perry “Roar
  • 10/19/2013: Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”
  • 12/20/2014: Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!
  • 7/23/2015: Little Mix “Black Magic”
  • 12/14/2017: Ed Sheeran with BeyoncĂ© “Perfect
  • 7/5/2018: George Ezra “Shotgun”
  • 3/7/2019: Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved

  • 2/13/2020: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights
  • 11/5/2020: Ariana Grande “Positions”
  • 1/21/2021: Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License
  • 4/8/2021: Lil Nas X “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
  • 10/21/2021: Elton John with Dua Lipa “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)”

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First posted 11/11/2022.