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Hall of Fame

January 22, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the DMDB blog. To honor that, Dave’s Music Database announced its own Hall of Fame with the intent to add new inductees on a monthly basis in the following categories:

ACTS - ALBUMS - SONGS

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ACTS

Click on the name of the act to go to its DMDB encyclopedia entry or act page. Click on the highlighted month/year to see the act’s induction entry. Last updated 12/22/2019.

ALBUMS

Click on the album title to go to a detailed DMDB entry about the album. Click on the highlighted month/year to see the album’s induction entry. Last updated 8/22/2020.

SONGS

January 22, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the DMDB blog! To honor that, Dave’s Music Database announced its own Hall of Fame with the intent to add new inductees on a monthly basis. Inductees can be songs, albums, or acts. These are the song inductees, listed alphabetically by the names of the recording acts. Click on the highlighted month/year to see the song’s induction entry. Click on the song title to go to a detailed blog entry about the song. Last updated 1/22/2021.

    A

  1. 1/19: Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
  2. 4/20: American Quartet “Over There” (1917)
  3. 1/20: Fred Astaire “Night and Day” (1932)
  4. 4/20: Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers & Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Cheek to Cheek” (1935)
  5. 1/19: Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927)

    B

  6. 4/19: The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (1966)
  7. 4/19: The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
  8. 1/19: The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
  9. 1/21: Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
  10. 1/21: Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
  11. 7/20: Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” (1958)
  12. 1/21: Blondie “Call Me” (1980)
  13. 1/21: Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)

    C

  14. 10/19: Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (2005)
  15. 10/19: Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
  16. 1/21: Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
  17. 1/21: Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
  18. 1/19: Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911)
  19. 7/19: Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (1947)
  20. 1/20: Bing Crosby “Silent Night” (1935)
  21. 1/19: Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (1942)

    D

  22. 4/20: Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
  23. 10/20: Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (1970)
  24. 10/20: The Doors “Light My Fire” (1967)
  25. 1/20: Tommy Dorsey “All the Things You Are” (1939)
  26. 4/19: Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)

    E-F

  27. 4/19: Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
  28. 10/19: Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017)
  29. 4/19: Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)

    G

  30. 1/19: Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
  31. 4/19: Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
  32. 1/21: Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)
  33. 10/19: Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)

    H

  34. 1/19: Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
  35. 1/20: Marion Harris “Tea for Two” (1925)
  36. 1/20: Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
  37. 10/20: The Jimi Hendrix Experience “Purple Haze” (1967)
  38. 10/20: The Jimi Hendrix Experience “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)
  39. 1/20: Billie Holiday “Summertime” (1936)
  40. 7/20: Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (1957)
  41. 1/19: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)

    I-J

  42. 7/19: The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (1946)
  43. 4/19: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
  44. 7/19: Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (1943)
  45. 10/19: Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)
  46. 4/20: Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)
  47. 4/20: Al Jolson “April Showers” (1922)

    K-L

  48. 1/21: The Knack “My Sharona” (1979)
  49. 10/20: Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” (1969)
  50. 10/20: Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
  51. 1/19: John Lennon “Imagine” (1971)
  52. 7/20: Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
  53. 7/20: Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
  54. 10/19: Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018)
  55. 7/20: Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
  56. 7/20: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers “Who Do Fools Fall in Love?” (1956)
  57. 10/20: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” (1974)

    M

  58. 10/19: Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
  59. 7/19: Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (1939)
  60. 1/19: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (1906)
  61. 4/20: Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)

    N-O

  62. 4/19: Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
  63. 10/19: No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)
  64. 1/20: Vess Ossman “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (1900)
  65. 1/19: OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)

    P

  66. 7/19: Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
  67. 4/20: Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911)
  68. 7/20: The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
  69. 7/20: Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
  70. 10/20: Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
  71. 1/19: The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
  72. 7/20: Elvis Presley “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956)
  73. 7/20: Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” (1956)

    Q-R

  74. 4/19: Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
  75. 1/21: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
  76. 1/21: Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
  77. 4/19: The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
  78. 10/19: Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014)

    S

  79. 7/19: Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (1920)
  80. 4/20: Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
  81. 7/19: Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (1940)
  82. 1/20: Artie Shaw “Stardust” (1941)
  83. 4/19: Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
  84. 1/20: Bessie Smith & Louis Armstrong “St. Louis Blues” (1925)
  85. 10/20: Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
  86. 10/20: Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968)
  87. 1/21: Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (1976)
  88. 1/21: Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1978)

    T-Z

  89. 4/20: Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
  90. 7/19: The Weavers “Goodnight Irene” (1950)
  91. 4/20: Paul Whiteman “Whispering” (1920)

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