Best-of Lists

This page last updated March 16, 2024.

This page contains hundreds of links to best-of lists here on the DMDB blog. Some of them are lists created by the DMDB. Some are lists originally created from other sources, but recreated here (with links to the original sources of course). Most of the lists are created by aggregating multiple lists. You can also check the DMDB Music Makers’ Encyclopedia to search acts by name and find their various awards. Here are some quick links:

ACTS - ALBUMS - SONGS - MEDIA (videos, movies, books, TV)


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Acts/Music Makers Overall

Acts/Music Makers by Categories

Acts/Music Makers by Genre

Acts: Hall of Fames

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Acts/Music Makers by Publications/Organizations


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Albums/Works by Era

Albums/Works by Year

Albums/Works by Year: Country

Albums/Works by Year: R&B

Albums/Works by Year: Rap

Albums/Works by Year: Rock

Albums/Works: Charts/Sales

Albums/Works: Awards/Hall of Fames

Albums/Works: Genre/Category

Albums/Works: Publications/Organizations

Albums by Critics/Individuals

Albums/Works: Dave’s Faves

Albums/Works: Act Spotlights

See best-of album lists focused on specific acts


Below are badges for featured lists on this site divided into various categories. You can see even more lists here. Click one of the links below or scroll down.

Songs by Era

Songs by Year

These awards have been separated out under the following sections:
You can also check out these links:

Songs – Charts

Songs – Sales/Airplay

Songs – Annual Charts/Sales/Airplay Awards

Songs – Awards/Hall of Fames

Songs – Annual Awards

Songs by Genre/Category

Songs – Lists by Publications/Organizations

Songs – Annual Awards from Publications/Organizations

Songs – Lists by Critics/Individuals

Songs – Annual Awards by Critics/Individuals

Songs: Dave’s Faves

Songs: Act Spotlights

See best-of song lists focused on specific acts

Songs: Songwriter/Producer Spotlights

See best-of song lists focused on songwriters and producers

MEDIA (Print Media, Stage and Screen, Television/Videos)

Print Media

Stage and Screen