Song Years Chart

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This page lists the biggest hit of each year in the 121 source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the site generation page.

For years before 1950 the source data is quite sparse, so the results should be treated with some caution. For years before 1920 there is so little source data that the results are close to meaningless.

There are also a set of regional hit charts that contrast success in North America and in Europe for many years.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Robin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines 2013 ARC 1 of 2013 (peak 1 22 weeks), Eire 1 for 7 weeks - May 2013, Canada Billboard 1 for 13 weeks - Jun 2013, New Zealand 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 2013, Euro Digital (Billboard) 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2013, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 2013, Australia (ARIA) 2 of 2013
2 Gotye & Kimbra Somebody That I Used to Know 2012 US Billboard 1 - Jan 2012 (59 weeks), US BB 1 of 2012, Germany 2000s 1 - Dec 2011 (21 weeks), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 2012, Canada Billboard 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 2012, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 2011, Euro Digital (Billboard) 1 for 8 weeks - Feb 2012, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 2011, ARC 2 of 2012 (peak 1 27 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 2 of 2011, MTV Video of the year 2012 (Nominated), US Mediabase 5 of 2012, RYM 51 of 2011
3 Rihanna & Calvin Harris We Found Love 2011 UK 1 - Oct 2011 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 2011 (41 weeks), US Mediabase 1 of 2012, Germany 2000s 1 - Oct 2011 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 2011, Canada Billboard 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 2011, New Zealand 1 for 9 weeks - Oct 2011, Euro Digital (Billboard) 1 for 10 weeks - Oct 2011, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 2011, MTV Video of the year 2012, ASCAP song of 2012, ARC 2 of 2011 (peak 1 24 weeks), US BB 8 of 2012, Australia (ARIA) 12 of 2011
4 Eminem & Rihanna Love The Way You Lie 2010 US Billboard 1 - Jul 2010 (29 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2010, Germany 2000s 1 - Aug 2010 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 2010, Canada Billboard 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 2010, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 2010, Euro Digital (Billboard) 1 for 1 week - Oct 2010, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 2010, UK 2 - Jul 2010 (54 weeks), Grammy in 2010 (Nominated), US BB 7 of 2010, US Mediabase 19 of 2010, ARC 25 of 2010 (peak 1 21 weeks)
5 Lady GaGa Poker Face 2009 UK 1 - Jan 2009 (84 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 2009 (40 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 2009 (17 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 2008 (37 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 2009 (9 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 2009 (50 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 2009, Norway 1 - Nov 2008 (42 weeks), Germany 2000s 1 - Mar 2009 (25 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 2009, Canada Billboard 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 2008, New Zealand 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 2008, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 2008, Euro Digital (Billboard) 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 2009, Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Mar 2009, Spain 1 for 1 week - Aug 2009, US (Sup) 5 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2011), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jun 2009), US BB 2 of 2009, Europe 2 of the 2000s (2008), Grammy in 2009 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 2009 (Nominated), US Mediabase 3 of 2009, ARC 5 of 2009 (peak 1 26 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 11 of 2009, Brazil 14 of 2009, nuTsie 45 of 2000s, POP 48 of 2009
6 Leona Lewis Bleeding Love 2008 UK 1 - Nov 2007 (66 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 2008 (39 weeks), Holland 1 - Feb 2008 (19 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 2008 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 2007 (65 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 2007 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 2008 (24 weeks), Germany 2000s 1 - Jan 2008 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 2007, Canada Billboard 1 for 1 week - Apr 2008, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 2007, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 2008, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 2008, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 2008, ASCAP song of 2008, US BB 2 of 2008, US Mediabase 2 of 2008, Sweden 2 - Dec 2007 (17 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 2008, Grammy in 2008 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2008), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2008), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2008), ARC 3 of 2008 (peak 1 27 weeks), US Radio 3 of 2008 (peak 1 22 weeks), Italy 3 of 2008, Australia (ARIA) 4 of 2008, Europe 11 of the 2000s (2007), Brazil 21 of 2008, Japan (Tokyo) 35 - Dec 2007 (4 weeks), Acclaim Year 41 of 2008, POP 48 of 2008
7 Rihanna & Jay-Z Umbrella 2007 UK 1 - May 2007 (108 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 2007 (33 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 2007 (73 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 2007 (24 weeks), Germany 2000s 1 - Jun 2007 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 8 weeks - May 2007, Canada Billboard 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 2007, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2007, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2007, Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 2007, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 2007, Spain 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 2007, MTV Video of the year 2007, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2007), US (Sup) 3 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2009), US BB 2 of 2007, Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Apr 2007 (16 weeks), Holland 2 - May 2007 (19 weeks), Sweden 2 - May 2007 (37 weeks), Austria 2 - Jun 2007 (6 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 2007, Grammy in 2007 (Nominated), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 2007, Acclaim Year 3 of 2007, Italy 7 of 2007, POP 7 of 2007, ARC 9 of 2007 (peak 1 25 weeks), Brazil 9 of 2007, US Mediabase 12 of 2007, nuTsie 12 of 2000s, US Radio 16 of 2007 (peak 2 21 weeks), Belgium 21 - Jul 2007 (10 weeks), Europe 64 of the 2000s (2007), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 2007), RYM 181 of 2007
8 Shakira & Wyclef Jean Hips don't lie 2006 UK 1 - Jun 2006 (38 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 2006 (31 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 2006 (24 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 2006 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 2006 (65 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 2006, Belgium 1 - Apr 2006 (31 weeks), Germany 1 - May 2006 (5 months), Eire 1 for 9 weeks - Jun 2006, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - May 2006, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Jun 2006, Europe 1 for 15 weeks - May 2006, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - May 2006, Spain 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 2006, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2006), ARC 2 of 2006 (peak 1 28 weeks), Austria 2 - May 2006 (7 weeks), Norway 2 - Apr 2006 (26 weeks), POP 2 of 2006, MTV Video of the year 2006 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2006), US Radio 3 of 2006 (peak 1 22 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 3 of 2006, Italy 3 of 2006, France Gold (certified by SNEP in Nov 2006), US BB 5 of 2006, Brazil 5 of 2006, Japan (Tokyo) 14 - May 2006 (13 weeks), Scrobulate 26 of latin, nuTsie 69 of 2000s, Europe 80 of the 2000s (2006), RYM 114 of 2006, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 2006, Party 64 of 2007
9 The Pussycat Dolls Don't Cha 2005 UK 1 - Sep 2005 (38 weeks), Brazil 1 of 2006, Switzerland 1 - Sep 2005 (27 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 2005 (20 weeks), Australia 1 of 2005, Germany 1 - Jan 2006 (5 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 2005, Canada Billboard 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 2005, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Aug 2005, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 2005, Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 2005, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 2005, US Billboard 2 - May 2005 (40 weeks), Holland 2 - Sep 2005 (14 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 2005 (3 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2006), Switzerland 5 of 2005, ARC 6 of 2005 (peak 1 27 weeks), POP 7 of 2005, US BB 9 of 2005, France 9 - Jun 2005 (1 week), US Radio 10 of 2005 (peak 3 24 weeks), Sweden 13 - Dec 2005 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 17 - Oct 2005 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 38 of 00s, Germany 40 of the 2000s (peak 1 15 weeks), Italy 42 of 2005, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 2005), Party 99 of 2007
10 Usher Yeah! 2004 UK 1 - Mar 2004 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 2004 (45 weeks), US BB 1 of 2004, US Radio 1 of 2004 (peak 1 31 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 2004 (15 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 2004 (24 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 2004 (19 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 2004 (5 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 2004, Canada Billboard 1 for 10 weeks - May 2004, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 2004, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 2004, Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 2004, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 2004, POP 1 of 2004, Top Song of 2004 of the Billboard 50th list, Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Feb 2004 (23 weeks), Austria 2 - Mar 2004 (8 weeks), Grammy in 2004 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 2004 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2006), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2004), ARC 3 of 2004 (peak 1 24 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 2004, France 6 - Mar 2004 (2 weeks), Italy 6 of 2004, Acclaim Year 7 of 2004, Billboard 50th song 11, nuTsie 13 of 2000s, Sweden 15 - Apr 2004 (5 weeks), Germany 19 of the 2000s (peak 1 16 weeks), Poland 41 - May 2004 (4 weeks), Scrobulate 50 of rnb, Acclaimed 640 (2004), RYM 139 of 2004, Party 24 of 2007
11 OutKast Hey Ya! 2003 US Billboard 1 - Oct 2003 (32 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 2003 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 2003 (21 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 2003 (19 weeks), Canada Billboard 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 2004, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 2004, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 2004, MTV Video of the year 2004, nuTsie 1 of 2000s, Acclaim Year 1 of 2003, US BB 2 of 2003, ARC 2 of 2003 (peak 1 22 weeks), POP 2 of 2003, Grammy in 2003 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2006), UK 3 - Nov 2003 (21 weeks), US Radio 3 of 2003 (peak 1 22 weeks), Brazil 3 of 2004, Austria 4 - Dec 2003 (5 weeks), Italy 5 of 2004, Germany 6 - Jan 2004 (5 months), Japan (Tokyo) 8 - Sep 2003 (27 weeks), Scrobulate 8 of hip-hop, Switzerland 9 - Nov 2003 (26 weeks), Australia 20 of 2004, Holland 22 - Nov 2003 (19 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 42 (2003), Acclaimed 59 (2003), Japan (Osaku) 73 of 2004 (peak 17 26 weeks), Rolling Stone 180, Germany 213 of the 2000s (peak 6 12 weeks), RYM 4 of 2003, Party 7 of 2007
12 Eminem Lose Yourself 2002 UK 1 - Dec 2002 (27 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 2002 (23 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Dec 2002 (28 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 2002 (17 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 2003 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 2002 (28 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 2002 (17 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 2003 (4 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 2002, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 2003, Australia 1 for 12 weeks - Dec 2002, Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 2003, Spain 1 for 1 week - Mar 2003, Oscar in 2002 (film 'Eight Mile'), Scrobulate 1 of rap, Austria 2 - Jan 2003 (6 weeks), nuTsie 2 of 2000s, Grammy in 2003 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 2002 (film '8 Mile') (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 2003 (Nominated), Italy 3 of 2003, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2004), France Gold (certified by SNEP in Aug 2003), US Radio 6 of 2002 (peak 1 18 weeks), Australia 7 of 2003, Japan (Osaku) 12 of 2003 (peak 1 30 weeks), Switzerland 12 of 2003, ARC 13 of 2002 (peak 1 19 weeks), POP 23 of 2002, US BB 24 of 2002, Germany 42 of the 2000s (peak 2 14 weeks), AFI 93, Rolling Stone 166, Acclaimed 425 (2002), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 2002), RYM 11 of 2002
13 Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out of My Head 2001 UK 1 - Sep 2001 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 2001 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 2001 (14 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 2001 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2001 (28 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 2001, Norway 1 - Oct 2001 (21 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 2001 (22 weeks), Italy 1 of 2001, Germany 1 - Jan 2002 (5 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 2001, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 2001, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 2001, Europe 1 for 16 weeks - Oct 2001, Germany 1 for 1 week - Nov 2001, Spain 1 for 1 week - Nov 2001, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP in Dec 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 2005), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Nov 2001 (17 weeks), France 5 - Sep 2001 (2 weeks), Brazil 5 of 2002, US Billboard 7 - Jan 2002 (20 weeks), Australia 11 of 2001, US BB 12 of 2002, ARC 12 of 2002 (peak 1 17 weeks), POP 12 of 2002, US Radio 23 of 2002 (peak 3 16 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 24 of the 2000s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 918k sales estimated, 2001), Germany 31 of the 2000s (peak 1 15 weeks), nuTsie 41 of 2000s, Scrobulate 48 of pop, Japan (Osaku) 55 of 2002 (peak 6 29 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 55 (2001), UKMIX 111, Acclaimed 244 (2001), OzNet 282, RYM 27 of 2001, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 2001
14 Madonna Music 2000 UK 1 - Sep 2000 (23 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 2000 (24 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Aug 2000 (25 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 2000 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 2000 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 2000 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 2000, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Oct 2000, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 2000, Europe 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 2000, Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 2000, Grammy in 2000 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), Holland 4 - Aug 2000 (12 weeks), Poland 4 - Aug 2000 (13 weeks), Germany 4 - Aug 2000 (3 months), France Gold (certified by SNEP in Jul 2001), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2000), Austria 6 - Sep 2000 (3 weeks), Belgium 6 - Aug 2000 (11 weeks), Italy 7 of 2000, Brazil 8 of 2000, Australia 11 of 2000, US Radio 15 of 2000 (peak 2 17 weeks), ARC 19 of 2000 (peak 1 16 weeks), Switzerland 19 of 2000, Japan (Osaku) 27 of 2000 (peak 3 16 weeks), US BB 33 of 2000, POP 33 of 2000, nuTsie 71 of 2000s, Scrobulate 87 of pop, Germany 196 of the 2000s (peak 2 8 weeks), UKMIX 533, Acclaimed 674 (2000), RYM 33 of 2000, Party 41 of 1999
15 Britney Spears Baby One More Time 1999 UK 1 - Feb 1999 (22 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1998 (32 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1999 (22 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1999 (11 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1999 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1999 (25 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1999 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1999 (19 weeks), Australia 1 of 1999, Germany 1 - Feb 1999 (5 months), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1999, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1999, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1999, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1999, Europe 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1999, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1999, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jun 1999, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1999), France Platinum (certified by SNEP in Dec 1999), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), US Radio 3 of 1999 (peak 1 27 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1999, ARC 4 of 1999 (peak 1 24 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Feb 1999 (23 weeks), France 6 - Jan 1999 (2 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 7 of 1999 (peak 2 32 weeks), Italy 7 of 1999, UK sales 8 of the 1990s (1,450 k in 1999), US BB 29 of 1999, POP 29 of 1999, Poland 40 - Mar 1999 (4 weeks), Germany 41 of the 1990s (peak 1 18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 77 of the 1990s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 578k sales estimated, 1999), Scrobulate 91 of upbeat, Brazil 94 of 1999, Vinyl Surrender 139 (1999), UKMIX 307, OzNet 814, Acclaimed 875 (1999), RYM 95 of 1998
16 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 UK 1 - Feb 1998 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1998 (20 weeks), ARC 1 of 1998 (peak 1 25 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 1 of 1998 (peak 1 48 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Dec 1997 (48 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1998 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 1998 (17 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1998 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1998 (43 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1998, Norway 1 - Feb 1998 (20 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1998 (25 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1998 (6 months), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1998, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1998, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1998, Europe 1 for 17 weeks - Feb 1998, Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Jan 1998, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1998, Oscar in 1997 (film 'Titanic'), Grammy in 1998, Golden Globe in 1997 (film 'Titanic'), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP in Apr 1998), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Poland 2 - Jan 1998 (20 weeks), Australia 3 of 1998, Italy 4 of 1998, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1998), Germany 7 of the 1990s (peak 1 24 weeks), POP 9 of 1998, Brazil 10 of 1998, US Radio 12 of 1998 (peak 1 16 weeks), Europe 14 of the 1990s (1998), AFI 14, US BB 24 of 1998, France (InfoDisc) 27 of the 1990s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 1,197k sales estimated, 1998), Scrobulate 67 of soundtrack, DMDB 76 (1997), OzNet 162, RIAA 246, UKMIX 248, Acclaimed 1784 (1998), Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1997, Party 48 of 1999
17 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 1997 UK 1 - Sep 1997 (25 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1997 (42 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1997 (17 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1997 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1997 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (22 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1997 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1997 (20 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1998 (5 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1997, Canada Billboard 1 for 1 week - Jan 2002, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1997, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1997, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1997, Europe 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1997, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1997, Spain 1 for 1 week - Nov 1997, UK sales 1 of the 1990s (4,860 k in 1997), Top Song of 1997 of the Billboard 50th list, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1997), UK 9 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), France Diamond (certified by SNEP in Dec 1997), Germany 9 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Australia 4 of 1997, Japan 11 of all time (international songs) (sales 0.63), Italy 12 of 1997, DMDB 15 (1997), Japan (Tokyo) 21 - Sep 1997 (8 weeks), Switzerland 21 of 1997, Brazil 25 of 1997, TOTP 33, Germany 37 of the 1990s (peak 1 16 weeks), Billboard 50th song 41, UKMIX 86, OzNet 433, RYM 85 of 1997, Global 2 (35 M sold) - 1997
18 Spice Girls Wannabe 1996 UK 1 - Jul 1996 (26 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1997 (23 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1996 (13 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1996 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1996 (23 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1996 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1996 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Aug 1996 (3 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1996, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Nov 1996, Australia 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1996, Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1996, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1996, Spain 1 for 1 week - Nov 1996, France Diamond (certified by SNEP in Jun 1997), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1997), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1996), US BB 3 of 1997, POP 3 of 1997, Austria 4 - Aug 1996 (4 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Australia 5 of 1996, Japan (Osaku) 6 of 1996 (peak 1 25 weeks), ARC 8 of 1997 (peak 1 18 weeks), Switzerland 18 of 1996, Brazil 19 of 1997, US Radio 20 of 1997 (peak 4 17 weeks), Poland 22 - Aug 1996 (10 weeks), Italy 31 of 1996, Vinyl Surrender 33 (1996), France (InfoDisc) 49 of the 1990s (peak 1, 24 weeks, 742k sales estimated, 1996), Scrobulate 59 of pop, Japan (Tokyo) 95 - Jun 1996 (2 weeks), UKMIX 115, Germany 170 of the 1990s (peak 1 11 weeks), OzNet 963, Acclaimed 1504 (1996), RYM 94 of 1996, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1996
19 Coolio Gangsta's Paradise 1995 UK 1 - Oct 1995 (27 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1995 (38 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1995 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1995 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 1995 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1995 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1995 (25 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1995 (24 weeks), Italy 1 of 1996, Italy 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1995, Germany 1 - Jan 1996 (6 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1995, New Zealand 1 for 9 weeks - Oct 1995, Australia 1 for 11 weeks - Oct 1995, Europe 1 for 14 weeks - Nov 1995, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1995, Top Song of 1995 of the Billboard 50th list, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1996), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1996), Grammy in 1995 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1995), France 3 - Oct 1995 (1 week), Poland 3 - Oct 1995 (22 weeks), Australia 6 of 1995, US BB 11 of 1995, US CashBox 12 of 1995, nuTsie 12 of 1990s, ARC 14 of 1995 (peak 1 15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 14 of the 1990s (peak 1, 29 weeks, 672k sales estimated, 1995), Switzerland 15 of 1996, Germany 16 of the 1990s (peak 1 22 weeks), Scrobulate 27 of rap, Japan (Tokyo) 28 - Oct 1995 (13 weeks), POP 31 of 1995, Brazil 37 of 1995, Europe 48 of the 1990s (1995), Billboard 50th song 69, UKMIX 158, Acclaimed 439 (1995), RYM 69 of 1995, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1995
20 Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia 1994 Austria 1 - Apr 1994 (4 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1994 (18 weeks), Poland 1 - Feb 1994 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1994 (19 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1994, Germany 1 - Mar 1994 (4 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1994, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1994, Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1994, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1994, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1994, Oscar in 1993 (film 'Philadelphia'), Golden Globe in 1993 (film 'Philadelphia'), UK 2 - Mar 1994 (12 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1994 (21 weeks), Grammy in 1994 (Nominated), Italy 3 of 1994, France 4 - Feb 1994 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1994), France Gold (certified by SNEP in Aug 1995), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Holland 6 - Feb 1994 (15 weeks), Sweden 7 - Feb 1994 (13 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Feb 1994 (20 weeks), Switzerland 12 of 1994, Europe 29 of the 1990s (1994), US BB 30 of 1994, Australia 30 of 1994, Japan (Tokyo) 33 - Jan 1994 (16 weeks), ARC 44 of 1994 (peak 3 13 weeks), US CashBox 49 of 1994, US Radio 53 of 1994 (peak 10 10 weeks), POP 63 of 1994, AFI 68, Germany 74 of the 1990s (peak 1 16 weeks), Brazil 86 of 1994, Japan (Osaku) 94 of 1994 (peak 14 17 weeks), WXPN 837, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1994), RYM 6 of 1994
21 UB40 I Can't Help Falling in Love With You 1993 UK 1 - May 1993 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1993 (29 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1993, Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Jun 1993 (23 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1993 (17 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1993 (6 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1993 (4 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1993 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1993, New Zealand 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1993, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1993, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1993, Spain 1 for 1 week - Aug 1993, ASCAP song of 1993, Japan (Osaku) 2 of 1993 (peak 1 29 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1993 (26 weeks), Germany 2 - Jun 1993 (5 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1993), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1993), Australia 3 of 1993, US Radio 4 of 1993 (peak 1 13 weeks), Norway 4 - Jun 1993 (11 weeks), US BB 6 of 1993, Switzerland 6 of 1993, POP 6 of 1993, ARC 7 of 1993 (peak 1 19 weeks), France 10 - May 1993 (1 week), Poland 12 - Aug 1993 (14 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1993, Scrobulate 48 of reggae, Germany 85 of the 1990s (peak 2 17 weeks), Italy 88 of 1993, UKMIX 421, OzNet 836
22 Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You 1992 UK 1 - Nov 1992 (29 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1992 (26 weeks), ARC 1 of 1993 (peak 1 21 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1992 (18 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1992 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1992 (12 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1993, Switzerland 1 - Dec 1992 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1992 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 1992 (22 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1992 (21 weeks), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1992, Germany 1 - Jan 1993 (5 months), Eire 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1992, Canada RPM 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1992, New Zealand 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1992, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1992, Europe 1 for 13 weeks - Dec 1992, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1993, Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1993, Grammy in 1993, Top Song of 1993 of the Billboard 50th list, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1993), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1993), US Radio 2 of 1992 (peak 1 11 weeks), Austria 2 - Dec 1992 (4 weeks), Australia 2 of 1993, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Japan (Osaku) 4 of 1993 (peak 1 23 weeks), US CashBox 5 of 1993, Japan 5 of all time (international songs) (sales 0.75), Switzerland 7 of 1993, Italy 7 of 1992, UK sales 10 of the 1990s (1,350 k in 1992), POP 10 of 1992, DMDB 11 (1992), Europe 19 of the 1990s (1992), TOTP 19, UKMIX 27, AFI 65, Germany 67 of the 1990s (peak 1 17 weeks), Billboard 50th song 68, Scrobulate 90 of ballad, RIAA 108, Acclaimed 802 (1992), RYM 172 of 1992, NY Daily Love list 33, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1992, Party 280 of 1999
23 Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do it For You 1991 UK 1 - Jun 1991 (25 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1991 (22 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1991, ARC 1 of 1991 (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1991 (peak 1 12 weeks), Holland 1 - Jul 1991 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1991 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Aug 1991 (8 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1991, Switzerland 1 - Jul 1991 (34 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1991 (21 weeks), Poland 1 - Jul 1991 (44 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1991 (20 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1992 (7 months), Eire 1 for 11 weeks - Jul 1991, Canada RPM 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1991, New Zealand 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1991, Australia 1 for 11 weeks - Jul 1991, Europe 1 for 18 weeks - Jul 1991, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1991, Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1991, Top Song of 1991 of the Billboard 50th list, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1991), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1991), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Jul 1991 (30 weeks), Oscar in 1991 (film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves') (Nominated), Grammy in 1991 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1991 (film 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves') (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1991), US BB 3 of 1991, Switzerland 3 of 1991, Australia 3 of 1991, POP 3 of 1991, Europe 5 of the 1990s (1991), TOTP 6, UK sales 7 of the 1990s (1,520 k in 1991), Japan (Osaku) 9 of 1991 (peak 1 21 weeks), Italy 9 of 1991, Germany 9 of the 1990s (peak 1 25 weeks), UKMIX 10, Billboard 50th song 16, Scrobulate 30 of ballad, France (InfoDisc) 46 of the 1990s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 508k sales estimated, 1991), nuTsie 55 of 1990s, Virgin 60, DMDB 78 (1991), Poland 96 of all time, OzNet 121, Belgium 150 of all time, RYM 73 of 1991, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1991, Party 70 of 2007
24 Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U 1990 UK 1 - Jan 1990 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1990 (21 weeks), ARC 1 of 1990 (peak 1 15 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Mar 1990 (18 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1990 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 1990 (12 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1990 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1990 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1990 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1990 (51 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1990 (16 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Mar 1990, Germany 1 - Feb 1990 (5 months), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1990, Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - May 1990, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1990, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Feb 1990, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1990, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1990, Spain 1 for 1 week - Apr 1990, MTV Video of the year 1990, KROQ 1 of 1990, Grammy in 1990 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1990), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1990), US Radio 3 of 1990 (peak 1 11 weeks), Australia 3 of 1990, US CashBox 4 of 1990, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Brazil 5 of 1990, Switzerland 6 of 1990, Italy 8 of 1990, Europe 8 of the 1990s (1990), nuTsie 11 of 1990s, Germany 19 of the 1990s (peak 1 19 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 30 of 1990 (peak 5 17 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 48 (1990), Poland 59 of all time, Billboard 50th song 77, Belgium 90 of all time, DMDB 92 (1990), Acclaimed 113 (1990), OzNet 138, Rolling Stone 162, WXPN 661, UKMIX 800, RYM 9 of 1990
25 Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 UK 1 - Mar 1989 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1989 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Mar 1989 (18 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1989 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1989 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Apr 1989 (26 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1989 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1989, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1989, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1989, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1989, Europe 1 for 12 weeks - Mar 1989, Holland 2 - Mar 1989 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Apr 1989 (5 weeks), Australia 2 of 1989, Germany 2 - Mar 1989 (5 months), MTV Video of the year 1989 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1989), France 4 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), US Radio 5 of 1989 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 5 of 1989, POP 5 of 1989, Switzerland 6 of 1989, ARC 8 of 1989 (peak 1 12 weeks), US BB 14 of 1989, Scrobulate 33 of pop, Sweden 36 - Aug 2009 (1 week), Brazil 38 of 1989, Europe 49 of the 1980s (1989), nuTsie 65 of 1980s, Germany 96 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 113 of the 1980s (peak 1, 27 weeks, 478k sales estimated, 1989), OzNet 161, Rolling Stone 300, Acclaimed 629 (1989), RYM 13 of 1989
26 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 1988 UK 1 - Sep 1988 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1988 (12 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1988 (23 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 1 week - Oct 1988, Norway 2 - Sep 1988 (16 weeks), Italy 2 of 1988, Germany 3 - Jan 1989 (5 months), Springbok 3 - Jan 1989 (4 weeks), Sweden 4 - Sep 1988 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Austria 6 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1989, US Radio 23 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Australia 23 of 1988, US BB 26 of 1988, US CashBox 29 of 1988, ARC 41 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), POP 65 of 1988, Brazil 75 of 1989, Germany 103 of the 1980s (peak 3 16 weeks), UKMIX 770, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), RYM 193 of 1988
27 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 1987 UK 1 - May 1987 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1987 (18 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1987 (peak 1 11 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1987 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1987 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1987 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1987 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, Germany 1 - May 1987 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1987, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1987, Springbok 1 - Jun 1987 (24 weeks), Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1987, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1987, US CashBox 2 of 1987, Sweden 2 - May 1987 (5 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Austria 3 - Jun 1987 (5 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1987, Poland 4 - Jun 1987 (19 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1987, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1987), ARC 10 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1987 (1 week), Italy 10 of 1987, Australia 11 of 1987, POP 22 of 1987, Brazil 38 of 1987, Germany 67 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), nuTsie 83 of 1980s, UKMIX 627
28 Berlin Take My Breath Away 1986 UK 1 - Oct 1986 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1986 (21 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1986 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1986 (7 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1986 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1986, Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1986, Oscar in 1986 (film 'Top Gun'), Golden Globe in 1986 (film 'Top Gun'), ASCAP song of 1986, Brazil 2 of 1986, Switzerland 2 - Oct 1986 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1986 (18 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1986 (3 months), Austria 4 - Nov 1986 (4 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1986 (6 weeks), Poland 4 - Nov 1986 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1992), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1986), Australia 6 of 1986, POP 7 of 1986, US BB 13 of 1992, US CashBox 21 of 1986, ARC 28 of 1986 (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 29 of 1986 (peak 1 9 weeks), Italy 37 of 1986, TOTP 37, nuTsie 58 of 1980s, UKMIX 69, Scrobulate 80 of 80s, OzNet 251, Germany 310 of the 1980s (peak 3 9 weeks), RYM 16 of 1986
29 USA For Africa We Are the World 1985 UK 1 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1985, Canada 1 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1985 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1985 (22 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1985, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1985 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1985 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), Australia 1 of 1985, Italy 1 of 1985, Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1985, Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1985, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1985, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Springbok 1 - May 1985 (23 weeks), Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Grammy in 1985, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1985), Austria 2 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1985 (3 months), MTV Video of the year 1985 (Nominated), Switzerland 4 of 1985, US Radio 6 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), South Africa 8 of 1985, ARC 13 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), nuTsie 37 of 1980s, US BB 40 of 1985, POP 71 of 1985, DMDB 86 (1985), RIAA 121, France (InfoDisc) 131 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 965k sales estimated, 1985), Germany 263 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), OzNet 418, Acclaimed 1371 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1985
30 George Michael Careless Whisper 1984 UK 1 - Aug 1984 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1984 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1984 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (44 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1985, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1984, Springbok 1 - Nov 1984 (21 weeks), Top Song of 1985 of the Billboard 50th list, ASCAP song of 1984, ARC 2 of 1985 (peak 1 16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Sep 1984 (21 weeks), France 2 - Aug 1984 (3 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1984 (4 weeks), Norway 2 - Aug 1984 (16 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1984 (12 weeks), Italy 2 of 1984, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1984), Sweden 3 - Sep 1984 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1984 (3 months), South Africa 3 of 1985, Brazil 4 of 1985, Australia 4 of 1984, US CashBox 5 of 1985, France (SNEP) 7 - Dec 1984 (1 month), UK sales 8 of the 1980s (1,360 k in 1984), Switzerland 9 of 1984, Scrobulate 13 of soft rock, US BB 15 of 1985, POP 20 of 1985, Europe 30 of the 1980s (1984), nuTsie 94 of 1980s, France (InfoDisc) 112 of the 1980s (peak 2, 35 weeks, 585k sales estimated, 1984), OzNet 183, Germany 250 of the 1980s (peak 3 12 weeks), UKMIX 297, Acclaimed 2242 (1984), RYM 37 of 1984
31 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling 1983 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1983 (25 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1983, US Radio 1 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1983 (28 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1983 (4 months), France 1 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1983 (26 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1983, Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Italy 1 of 1983, Italy 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1983, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1983, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1983, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1983, Springbok 1 - Jul 1983 (18 weeks), France 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1983, Oscar in 1983 (film 'Flashdance'), Golden Globe in 1983 (film 'Flashdance'), UK 2 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), ARC 2 of 1983 (peak 1 21 weeks), Australia 2 of 1983, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), POP 3 of 1983, Austria 4 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 4 - Jun 1983 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1983), US BB 6 of 1983, Japan 7 of all time (international songs) (sales 0.75), France (InfoDisc) 9 of the 1980s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 1,365k sales estimated, 1983), South Africa 9 of 1983, Holland 13 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 20 - May 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 21 - Jul 1983 (6 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1983, nuTsie 26 of 1980s, Billboard 50th song 26, Scrobulate 31 of gay, AFI 55, Germany 57 of the 1980s (peak 3 22 weeks), OzNet 243, RIAA 256, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), RYM 121 of 1983
32 Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (27 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1982 (25 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1982, US Radio 1 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1982 (22 weeks), Australia 1 of 1982, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1982, Springbok 1 - Jul 1982 (21 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), ARC 2 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Holland 2 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Sep 1982 (4 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1982, Oscar in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), France (SNEP) 3 - Nov 1982 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Sweden (alt) 5 - Aug 1982 (21 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Aug 1982 (31 weeks), US BB 7 of 1982, France 7 - Jan 1983 (1 week), POP 7 of 1982, WABC NY 12 of 1982, Germany 18 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Scrobulate 20 of 80s, Billboard 50th song 21, Brazil 23 of 1982, Italy 23 of 1982, Poland 24 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 32 of the 1980s (peak 3, 38 weeks, 873k sales estimated, 1982), Europe 46 of the 1980s (1982), OzNet 82, UKMIX 436, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1982
33 Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 1981 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1981 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, US Radio 1 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), France 1 - Jun 1981 (5 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1981, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1981 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1981 (15 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1981, Germany 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1981, Springbok 1 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), France 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1981, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1981, Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1981, Grammy in 1981, Top Song of 1981 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1981, WABC NY 2 of 1981, ARC 2 of 1981 (peak 1 21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 2 of the 1980s (peak 1, 43 weeks, 1,190k sales estimated, 1981), Austria 2 - Jul 1981 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1981, South Africa 2 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 4 - May 1981 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1981), Italy 5 of 1981, Belgium 6 - May 1981 (10 weeks), Australia 6 of 1981, UK 10 - May 1981 (9 weeks), Billboard 50th song 12, Holland 16 - May 1981 (8 weeks), nuTsie 16 of 1980s, Germany 18 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), OzNet 45, Scrobulate 66 of 80s, RIAA 268, Acclaimed 738 (1981), RYM 16 of 1981
34 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) 1980 UK 1 - Dec 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1980 (25 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Canada 1 - Jan 1980 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Feb 1980 (22 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jan 1980 (4 months), France 1 - Feb 1980 (6 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1980 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1980 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1980, Norway 1 - Jan 1980 (22 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1980 (6 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1979, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1980, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1980, Springbok 1 - Feb 1980 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1980, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1980, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1980, Poland 1 of all time, Brazil 2 of 1980, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1980), US CashBox 3 of 1980, Holland 3 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1980, Australia 4 of 1980, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), KROQ 6 of 1980, POP 7 of 1980, ARC 8 of 1980 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1980 (peak 1 15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 8 of the 1970s (peak 1, 35 weeks, 841k sales estimated, 1979), South Africa 8 of 1980, Germany 9 of the 1980s (peak 1 22 weeks), Europe 11 of the 1970s (1979), Italy 12 of 1980, US BB 15 of 1980, Japan (Tokyo) 19 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), TheQ 28, Virgin 39, Belgium 50 of all time, Scrobulate 51 of live, DMDB 79 (1979), RIAA 296, Rolling Stone 375, Acclaimed 392 (1979), OzNet 594, UKMIX 686, RYM 18 of 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
35 Blondie Heart of Glass 1979 UK 1 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Mar 1979 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1979 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1979 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1979, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1979, RIANZ 1 - Mar 1979 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1979, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1979, Springbok 2 - Mar 1979 (18 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1979 (24 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Dec 1978 (4 months), France 3 - Feb 1979 (5 weeks), Australia 3 of 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Holland 5 - Feb 1979 (8 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 1979 (8 weeks), Belgium 5 - Mar 1979 (8 weeks), UK sales 8 of the 1970s (1,180 k in 1979), D.Marsh 9 of 1979, US CashBox 11 of 1979, Switzerland 11 of 1979, US BB 13 of 1979, POP 13 of 1979, South Africa 15 of 1979, WABC NY 16 of 1979, US Radio 28 of 1979 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 29 of 1979, Virgin 29, OzNet 30, Scrobulate 46 of 80s, nuTsie 48 of 1970s, Brazil 50 of 1979, Germany 54 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 67 (1978), France (InfoDisc) 132 of the 1970s (peak 4, 34 weeks, 618k sales estimated, 1978), RIAA 217, Acclaimed 241 (1978), Rolling Stone 255, UKMIX 956, RYM 8 of 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
36 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 1978 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1977 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1978, Canada 1 - Jan 1978 (19 weeks), Holland 1 - Feb 1978 (16 weeks), France 1 - Feb 1978 (1 week), Italy 1 of 1978, Italy 1 for 7 weeks - May 1978, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1978, RIANZ 1 - Feb 1978 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1978, Springbok 1 - Apr 1978 (16 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1978, France 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1978, D.Marsh 1 of 1978, US CashBox 2 of 1978, WABC NY 2 of 1978, US Radio 2 of 1978 (peak 1 16 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - May 1978 (4 months), Austria 2 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1978 (20 weeks), Belgium 2 - Feb 1978 (14 weeks), Germany 2 - Mar 1978 (6 months), Scrobulate 2 of disco, Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1978), Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1978 (26 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1978 (18 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1978 (22 weeks), Australia 4 of 1978, South Africa 4 of 1978, Switzerland 5 of 1978, US BB 8 of 1978, POP 8 of 1978, AFI 9, OzNet 9, Brazil 14 of 1978, nuTsie 15 of 1970s, France (InfoDisc) 23 of the 1970s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 831k sales estimated, 1978), Europe 36 of the 1970s (1978), Billboard 50th song 46, DMDB 47 (1977), 80 in 2FM list, RIAA 94, Acclaimed 98 (1977), Germany 100 of the 1970s (peak 2 22 weeks), Rolling Stone 189, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1978), RYM 34 of 1977, Party 13 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
37 Eagles Hotel California 1977 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1977 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1977, Canada 1 - Mar 1977 (17 weeks), France 1 - Jun 1977 (4 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1977, Grammy in 1977, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1977), ASCAP song of 1977, Switzerland 2 - Jul 1977 (13 weeks), US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2009), nuTsie 3 of 1970s, OzNet 3, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1977), Norway 5 - May 1977 (15 weeks), RIANZ 5 - Apr 1977 (19 weeks), Europe 5 of the 1970s (1977), US BB 6 of 1977, Germany 6 - Jun 1977 (4 months), TheQ 6, POP 6 of 1977, UK 8 - Apr 1977 (13 weeks), Holland 8 - May 1977 (14 weeks), US Radio 10 of 1977 (peak 1 13 weeks), France (SNEP) 13 - Aug 1977 (1 month), Austria 13 - Sep 1977 (3 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1977, DMDB 17 (1977), Belgium 18 of all time, Belgium 21 - May 1977 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1977, WABC NY 22 of 1977, Scrobulate 28 of rock, US CashBox 35 of 1977, Poland 38 of all time, Acclaimed 43 (1976), Virgin 44, RIAA 46, Rolling Stone 49, 68 in 2FM list, WXPN 73, Vinyl Surrender 73 (1976), Japan (Tokyo) 75 - Jun 1996 (4 weeks), Italy 88 of 1977, Germany 317 of the 1970s (peak 6 16 weeks), RYM 18 of 1977, Party 87 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
38 Abba Dancing Queen 1976 UK 1 - Aug 1976 (25 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1976 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1977, Holland 1 - Aug 1976 (20 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1976 (32 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1976 (5 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1976 (31 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1976 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1976, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1977, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1976, RIANZ 1 - Sep 1976 (23 weeks), Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1976, Springbok 1 - Oct 1976 (17 weeks), Europe 1 for 10 weeks - Sep 1976, Germany 1 for 1 week - Sep 1976, POP 1 of 1977, US BB 2 of 1977, Germany 2 - Aug 1976 (5 months), US CashBox 3 of 1977, Switzerland 3 - Aug 1976 (35 weeks), Australia 3 of 1976, Austria 4 - Sep 1976 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1976), Canada 6 - Jan 1977 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 8 - Oct 1976 (2 months), South Africa 10 of 1976, Switzerland 11 of 1976, Europe 14 of the 1970s (1976), D.Marsh 16 of 1977, WABC NY 17 of 1977, US Radio 18 of 1977 (peak 1 12 weeks), OzNet 31, nuTsie 33 of 1970s, Brazil 37 of 1977, Italy 65 of 1976, Scrobulate 82 of pop, Germany 99 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), UKMIX 112, Acclaimed 122 (1976), RIAA 148, Vinyl Surrender 157 (1976), Rolling Stone 171, Belgium 224 of all time, WXPN 847, RYM 4 of 1976, Party 2 of 2007, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1976
39 Billy Swan I Can Help 1975 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Holland 1 - Dec 1974 (13 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1975 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1975 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1975 (37 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1974 (15 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1975, Australia 1 for 1 week - Jan 1975, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1975, Germany 1 for 1 week - Feb 1975, France (SNEP) 2 - Feb 1975 (3 months), Germany 2 - Jan 1975 (5 months), Canada 3 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), Springbok 3 - Feb 1975 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), Switzerland 5 of 1975, UK 6 - Dec 1974 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 9 of 1974, France 10 - Dec 1974 (1 week), RIANZ 14 - May 1975 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Feb 1976 (2 weeks), Australia 20 of 1975, US Radio 33 of 1974 (peak 1 7 weeks), DDD 46 of 1974, US CashBox 64 of 1975, WABC NY 74 of 1974, Germany 95 of the 1970s (peak 1 20 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 115 of the 1970s (peak 1, 19 weeks, 656k sales estimated, 1975), Acclaimed 2397 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), RYM 115 of 1974
40 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 1974 UK 1 - Aug 1974 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Nov 1974 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1974 (15 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1974 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1975 (6 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1974, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1974, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1974, Springbok 1 - Oct 1974 (19 weeks), France 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1974, France (SNEP) 2 - Sep 1974 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1974 (15 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1974, Norway 3 - Oct 1974 (26 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), US BB 5 of 1974, Sweden 8 - Aug 1998 (2 weeks), POP 9 of 1974, Italy 10 of 1975, US CashBox 11 of 1975, Denmark 12 of 1974, Scrobulate 12 of disco, Brazil 13 of 1975, Australia 22 of 1974, US Radio 24 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), Germany 27 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks), WABC NY 52 of 1975, DDD 69 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 78 of the 1970s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 748k sales estimated, 1974), OzNet 842, UKMIX 862, RYM 84 of 1974, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1974
41 The Rolling Stones Angie 1973 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1973 (16 weeks), Record World 1 - 1973, Canada 1 - Sep 1973 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1973 (23 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1973 (3 months), France 1 - Sep 1973 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1973 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1973 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1973 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1973, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1973, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1973 (19 weeks), France 1 for 1 week - Nov 1973, Switzerland 2 of 1973, Springbok 2 - Nov 1973 (16 weeks), Europe 3 of the 1970s (1973), Germany 4 - Jan 1974 (5 months), Belgium 4 of all time, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1973), UK 5 - Sep 1973 (10 weeks), Italy 6 of 1974, Austria 8 - Oct 1973 (6 weeks), WABC NY 10 of 1973, DDD 11 of 1973, US Radio 16 of 1973 (peak 1 10 weeks), Australia 19 of 1973, Vinyl Surrender 25 (1973), France (InfoDisc) 31 of the 1970s (peak 1, 34 weeks, 665k sales estimated, 1973), Poland 43 of all time, Scrobulate 51 of ballad, Brazil 52 of 1973, US CashBox 69 of 1973, OzNet 71, Japan (Tokyo) 73 - Feb 1990 (2 weeks), Germany 190 of the 1970s (peak 2 16 weeks), WXPN 571, Acclaimed 1093 (1973), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1973), RYM 27 of 1973
42 Don McLean American Pie 1972 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1971 (19 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1972, Record World 1 - 1972, Keener 1 - Dec 1971 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1971 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1972, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1972, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1972 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1971), UK 2 - Jan 1972 (16 weeks), US BB 2 of 1972, WABC NY 2 of 1972, France 2 - Mar 1972 (6 weeks), POP 2 of 1972, Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), US Radio 3 of 1972 (peak 1 13 weeks), Poland 4 - Feb 2000 (18 weeks), Australia 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1972), OzNet 4, RIAA 5, DDD 6 of 1971, Norway 9 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), Holland 11 - Feb 1972 (8 weeks), nuTsie 13 of 1970s, Germany 17 - Mar 1972 (4 months), Scrobulate 17 of folk, Belgium 20 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), 23 in 2FM list, TheQ 25, DMDB 38 (1971), D.Marsh 40 of 1971, WXPN 61, Brazil 96 of 1972, UKMIX 206, Acclaimed 266 (1971), RYM 22 of 1971, WFUV 24, Party 64 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
43 George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1971 UK 1 - Jan 1971 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1970 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1970, Keener 1 - Nov 1970 (7 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1970 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1970 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Dec 1970 (4 months), France 1 - Mar 1971 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1971 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1971 (21 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1970 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1971 (5 months), Eire 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1971, Canada Billboard 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 2002, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1971, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Jan 1971 (22 weeks), France 1 for 9 weeks - Jan 1971, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Jan 1971, Switzerland 2 of 1971, Australia 2 of 1971, Grammy in 1971 (Nominated), Springbok 3 - Mar 1971 (11 weeks), Italy 4 of 1971, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1970), Virgin 5, Poland 7 - Feb 2002 (16 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1970 (peak 1 11 weeks), DDD 11 of 1970, Denmark 16 of 1971, Brazil 18 of 1971, WABC NY 29 of 1971, KQV 36 of 1970, Germany 40 of the 1970s (peak 1 19 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 52 - Dec 1991 (4 weeks), nuTsie 61 of 1970s, US CashBox 70 of 1971, Europe 93 of the 1970s (1970), France (InfoDisc) 94 of the 1970s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 675k sales estimated, 1970), OzNet 170, WXPN 339, UKMIX 411, Rolling Stone 454, TheQ 484, Acclaimed 604 (1970), RYM 3 of 1970, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1970
44 The Beatles Let it Be 1970 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1970 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1970, Keener 1 - Mar 1970 (10 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1970 (8 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1970 (9 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1970 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (15 weeks), Australia 1 of 1970, Italy 1 for 1 week - May 1970, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1970, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1970, NZ Listner 1 - Apr 1970 (3 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Apr 1970 (32 weeks), Germany 1 for 1 week - May 1970, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1970), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1999), UK 2 - Mar 1970 (18 weeks), WABC NY 2 of 1970, Germany 2 - Apr 1970 (4 months), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), Flanders 3 - Mar 1970 (3 months), DDD 3 of 1970, France (SNEP) 4 - Mar 1970 (4 months), Switzerland 4 of 1970, US Radio 6 of 1970 (peak 1 11 weeks), KQV 8 of 1970, Belgium 8 - May 1970 (3 weeks), Italy 8 of 1970, US CashBox 9 of 1970, Brazil 9 of 1970, France 10 - Mar 1970 (1 week), Virgin 11, nuTsie 11 of 1970s, WXPN 12, Denmark 13 of 1970, Japan 14 of all time (international songs) (sales 0.558), Europe 15 of the 1970s (1970), US BB 20 of 1970, Rolling Stone 20, POP 20 of 1970, OzNet 25, Poland 28 - Dec 2003 (27 weeks), Scrobulate 34 of classic rock, Japan (Tokyo) 47 - Nov 2003 (2 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 60 of 2001 (peak 14 20 weeks), DMDB 72 (1970), Belgium 77 of all time, Vinyl Surrender 93 (1970), Germany 149 of the 1970s (peak 2 17 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 178 of the 1970s (peak 1, 23 weeks, 417k sales estimated, 1970), TheQ 318, Acclaimed 342 (1970), RYM 9 of 1970, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1970
45 The Beatles Get Back 1969 UK 1 - Apr 1969 (25 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1969 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1969, Keener 1 - Apr 1969 (9 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1969 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1969 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1969 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1969 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1969 (3 months), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - May 1969, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - May 1969, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1969, NZ Listner 1 - May 1969 (12 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - May 1969, Australia Goset 1 - May 1969 (16 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - May 1969, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1999), France (SNEP) 3 - May 1969 (3 months), Flanders 3 - May 1969 (2 months), WABC NY 4 of 1969, Brazil 6 of 1969, Switzerland 6 of 1969, US Radio 7 of 1969 (peak 1 11 weeks), Denmark 8 of 1969, D.Marsh 13 of 1969, US CashBox 14 of 1969, US BB 21 of 1969, DDD 24 of 1969, POP 33 of 1969, Europe 38 of the 1960s (1969), KQV 39 of 1969, Italy 46 of 1969, Virgin 64, Scrobulate 91 of british, OzNet 115, UKMIX 190, Germany 217 of the 1960s (peak 1 10 weeks), WXPN 566, Acclaimed 1367 (1969), RYM 6 of 1969, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1969
46 The Beatles Hey Jude 1968 UK 1 - Sep 1968 (28 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1968 (19 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1968, Record World 1 - 1968, WABC NY 1 of 1968, US Radio 1 of 1968 (peak 1 16 weeks), KQV 1 of 1968, Keener 1 - Aug 1968 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1968 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1968 (21 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1968, Switzerland 1 - Sep 1968 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1968 (14 weeks), Flanders 1 - Sep 1968 (3 months), Australia 1 of 1968, Germany 1 - Jan 1969 (5 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1968, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1968, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1968, NZ Listner 1 - Sep 1968 (10 weeks), Australia 1 for 13 weeks - Oct 1968, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1968 (28 weeks), France 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1968, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1968, Europe 1 of the 1960s (1968), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1968), Top Song of 1968 of the Billboard 50th list, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1999), Denmark 2 of 1968, DDD 2 of 1968, OzNet 2, Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), France (SNEP) 3 - Sep 1968 (3 months), Virgin 3, DMDB 4 (1968), nuTsie 5 of 1960s, Switzerland 8 of 1968, Rolling Stone 8, Billboard 50th song 8, WXPN 9, D.Marsh 9 of 1968, TheQ 20, US BB 23 of 1968, POP 23 of 1968, Vinyl Surrender 23 (1968), Italy 30 of 1968, Scrobulate 32 of classic rock, Acclaimed 32 (1968), Germany 52 of the 1960s (peak 1 19 weeks), Belgium 55 of all time, Poland 84 of all time, UKMIX 151, RYM 1 of 1968, WFUV 31, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1968, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
47 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967 UK 1 - May 1967 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1967 (10 weeks), Holland 1 - Jun 1967 (25 weeks), France 1 - May 1972 (8 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jun 1967 (4 months), Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1967, Germany 1 - Jul 1967 (4 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1967, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1967, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Aug 1967, NZ Listner 1 - Jul 1967 (10 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1967, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1967 (28 weeks), France 1 for 9 weeks - May 1967, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1967, Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1967, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1967), Record World 3 - 1967, Norway 3 - Jun 1967 (11 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1960s (1967), Vinyl Surrender 4 (1967), US Billboard 5 - Jun 1967 (12 weeks), DDD 6 of 1967, Italy 10 of 1967, Belgium 16 - Jul 1972 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 19 of the 1960s (peak 1, 34 weeks, 650k sales estimated, 1967), South Africa 19 of 1967, Keener 20 - Jun 1967 (4 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1967, nuTsie 26 of 1960s, D.Marsh 31 of 1967, US Radio 33 of 1967 (peak 5 9 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1967, TOTP 36, US BB 38 of 1967, POP 38 of 1967, US CashBox 47 of 1967, Rolling Stone 57, WXPN 60, Scrobulate 62 of oldies, Poland 69 of all time, UKMIX 72, DMDB 73 (1967), Belgium 75 of all time, Acclaimed 100 (1967), OzNet 131, Germany 144 of the 1960s (peak 1 15 weeks), RYM 5 of 1967, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1967, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
48 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night 1966 UK 1 - May 1966 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1966 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1966, Keener 1 - May 1966 (8 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jun 1966 (4 months), Italy 1 of 1966, Italy 1 for 10 weeks - Sep 1966, Germany 1 - Jul 1966 (5 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1966, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1966, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1966, Spain 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1966, Grammy in 1966, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1966), Golden Globe in 1966 (film 'A Man Could Get Killed'), Canada 2 - May 1966 (13 weeks), Holland 2 - Jun 1966 (16 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1966, South Africa 3 of 1966, US CashBox 4 of 1966, KQV 4 of 1966, Norway 5 - Jul 1966 (14 weeks), Scrobulate 6 of swing, Australia 9 of 1966, NZ Listner 10 - Aug 1966 (1 week), Brazil 11 of 1966, Denmark 12 of 1966, US Radio 23 of 1966 (peak 1 8 weeks), US BB 29 of 1966, POP 29 of 1966, Germany 48 of the 1960s (peak 1 21 weeks), UKMIX 217, RIAA 275, Acclaimed 1681 (1966), RYM 42 of 1966, NY Daily Love list 36
49 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 1965 UK 1 - Aug 1965 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1965 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1965, WABC NY 1 of 1965, Keener 1 - Jun 1965 (8 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1965 (20 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1965 (40 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1965 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1966 (5 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1965, Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1965, Europarade 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1965, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1965), 1 in 2FM list, DDD 1 of 1965, D.Marsh 1 of 1965, nuTsie 1 of 1960s, Europe 2 of the 1960s (1965), Rolling Stone 2, Acclaimed 2 (1965), US Radio 3 of 1965 (peak 1 10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1965), US CashBox 5 of 1965, DMDB 5 (1965), Flanders 6 - Aug 1965 (3 months), Virgin 6, KQV 14 of 1965, RIAA 16, South Africa 17 of 1965, Brazil 18 of 1966, WXPN 20, US BB 26 of 1965, POP 26 of 1965, Belgium 30 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 39 (1965), Belgium 43 of all time, OzNet 48, Italy 62 of 1965, Germany 79 of the 1960s (peak 1 19 weeks), TheQ 97, UKMIX 912, RYM 8 of 1965, WFUV 19, Party 212 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
50 Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman 1964 UK 1 - Sep 1964 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1964 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1964, Canada 1 - Aug 1964 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1964 (13 weeks), Flanders 1 - Oct 1964 (5 months), Germany 1 - Jan 1965 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1964, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1964, NZ Lever 1 - Oct 1964 (6 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1964, Europarade 1 for 10 weeks - Oct 1964, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1964, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1964), Library of Congress artifact (1965), Keener 2 - Aug 1964 (7 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1965 (8 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1964, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1964), KQV 5 of 1964, WABC NY 6 of 1964, US Radio 7 of 1964 (peak 1 11 weeks), DDD 8 of 1964, South Africa 15 of 1964, 16 in 2FM list, US BB 17 of 1964, POP 17 of 1964, Australia 20 of 1964, D.Marsh 20 of 1964, Belgium 21 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), RIAA 43, nuTsie 45 of 1960s, DMDB 49 (1964), OzNet 62, Germany 64 of the 1960s (peak 1 16 weeks), Acclaimed 77 (1964), Europe 83 of the 1960s (1964), Rolling Stone 222, Belgium 234 of all time, UKMIX 252, WXPN 655, RYM 13 of 1964, BBC Rich Song 9 (songwriter royalties $21.5M), Party 147 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
51 Elvis Presley (You're The) Devil in Disguise 1963 UK 1 - Jul 1963 (12 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1963 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1963 (14 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jul 1963 (4 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1963, Europarade 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1963, France 1 for 1 week - Sep 1963, Germany 2 - Aug 1963 (5 months), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1963 (11 weeks), NZ Lever 3 - Aug 1963 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Scrobulate 37 of rock & roll, US Radio 40 of 1963 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1963, DDD 101 of 1963, Germany 107 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks), RYM 21 of 1963
52 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again 1962 Belgium 1 - Jan 1976 (10 weeks), Flanders 1 - Nov 1961 (8 months), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - May 1962, Europarade 1 for 14 weeks - Jan 1962, UK 2 - Aug 1961 (34 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1961 (12 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1962 (35 weeks), NZ Lever 2 - Feb 1962 (6 weeks), US BB 3 of 1961, Holland 3 - Jan 1976 (8 weeks), Brazil 3 of 1962, POP 3 of 1961, South Africa 6 of 1962, US Billboard 8 - Jun 1961 (23 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Feb 1976 (18 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1976 (3 weeks), Germany 12 - Mar 1962 (3 months), Italy 17 of 1962, WABC NY 32 of 1961, UKMIX 39, D.Marsh 40 of 1961, US CashBox 62 of 1961, US Radio 65 of 1961 (peak 8 7 weeks), DDD 67 of 1961, Scrobulate 95 of oldies, Germany 396 of the 1960s (peak 12 13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), RYM 16 of 1961, Party 23 of 1999
53 Ben E King Stand By Me 1961 Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1986, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1961), DDD 1 of 1961, D.Marsh 1 of 1961, Switzerland 3 - Mar 1987 (9 weeks), US Billboard 4 - May 1961 (14 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 1987 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1987), US BB 7 of 1961, Holland 7 - Mar 1987 (7 weeks), Belgium 7 - Mar 1987 (6 weeks), POP 7 of 1961, Norway 9 - Apr 1987 (1 week), Scrobulate 14 of soul, Canada 16 - May 1961 (9 weeks), Austria 17 - Apr 1987 (2 weeks), RIAA 25, UK 27 - Jun 1961 (7 weeks), WABC NY 38 of 1961, DMDB 39 (1961), US CashBox 43 of 1961, Acclaimed 53 (1961), US Radio 55 of 1961 (peak 4 7 weeks), nuTsie 60 of 1960s, Vinyl Surrender 88 (1961), 95 in 2FM list, Italy 96 of 1962, Rolling Stone 121, Germany 235 of the 1980s (peak 2 11 weeks), WXPN 746, RYM 2 of 1961, BBC Rich Song 6 (songwriter royalties $28.9M), Party 269 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
54 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1960 UK 1 - Jan 1961 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1960 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1960 (16 weeks), Flanders 1 - Dec 1960 (4 months), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1961, NZ Lever 1 - Jan 1961 (7 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1960, Europarade 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1961, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1960), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), US BB 3 of 1960, Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1980 (13 weeks), Norway 3 - Jan 1961 (16 weeks), POP 3 of 1960, Germany 4 - Feb 1961 (3 months), US CashBox 6 of 1961, US Radio 6 of 1960 (peak 1 11 weeks), Australia 9 of 1960, D.Marsh 9 of 1960, South Africa 12 of 1960, Holland 15 - Jan 1981 (7 weeks), Belgium 15 - Jan 1981 (6 weeks), WABC NY 17 of 1960, Italy 28 of 1961, DDD 29 of 1960, Scrobulate 79 of rock & roll, Billboard 50th song 81, Germany 215 of the 1960s (peak 4 13 weeks), UKMIX 268, RYM 4 of 1960, NY Daily Love list 8, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1960
55 Bobby Darin Mack the Knife 1959 UK 1 - Sep 1959 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1959 (26 weeks), US BB 1 of 1959, US CashBox 1 of 1959, US Radio 1 of 1959 (peak 1 18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1959, Canada 1 - Aug 1959 (18 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1959, Europarade 1 for 1 week - Nov 1959, Grammy in 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1959), POP 1 of 1959, DDD 3 of 1959, Billboard 50th song 3, Norway 9 - Nov 1959 (3 weeks), Flanders 11 - Nov 1959 (3 months), South Africa 13 of 1959, RIAA 15, Brazil 20 of 1959, DMDB 33 (1959), Italy 38 of 1960, D.Marsh 40 of 1959, nuTsie 56 of 1950s, Europe 88 of the 1950s (1959), UKMIX 167, Rolling Stone 251, Acclaimed 407 (1959), WXPN 518, RYM 15 of 1959, Party 226 of 1999
56 The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley 1958 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1958 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1958 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1959 (25 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jan 1959 (7 months), Italy 1 for 1 week - Feb 1959, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1958, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958), Library of Congress artifact (1958), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1959), UK 5 - Nov 1958 (14 weeks), Australia 5 of 1958, Italy 5 of 1959, South Africa 8 of 1958, Europe 18 of the 1950s (1958), US CashBox 20 of 1958, US BB 37 of 1958, POP 37 of 1958, DDD 94 of 1958, RIAA 197, Acclaimed 1001 (1958), RYM 89 of 1958
57 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 UK 1 - Jan 1958 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (27 weeks), US BB 1 of 1957, Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1958, DDD 1 of 1957, POP 1 of 1957, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Europe 2 of the 1950s (1957), Scrobulate 2 of rockabilly, nuTsie 2 of 1950s, D.Marsh 4 of 1957, Holland 5 - Jan 1974 (9 weeks), UK sales 5 of the 1950s (880 k in 1958), Flanders 8 - Dec 1957 (2 months), France 10 - Dec 1971 (1 week), US CashBox 11 of 1957, Belgium 11 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1958, AFI 21, Italy 60 of 1958, Rolling Stone 67, DMDB 69 (1957), Acclaimed 192 (1957), Belgium 214 of all time, UKMIX 291, RYM 3 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957, Party 54 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
58 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be) 1956 UK 1 - Jun 1956 (22 weeks), Flanders 1 - Dec 1956 (6 months), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1956, Record Mirror 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1956, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1956, France 1 for 1 week - Jan 1957, Oscar in 1956 (film 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1956), ASCAP song of 1955, US Billboard 2 - Jun 1956 (27 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jun 1956 (25 weeks), Italy 4 of 1957, US CashBox 5 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1956, Brazil 16 of 1957, US BB 23 of 1956, POP 23 of 1956, Europe 27 of the 1950s (1956), UKMIX 34, AFI 48, RIAA 165, RYM 23 of 1956
59 Bill Haley & his Comets Rock Around the Clock 1955 UK 1 - Jan 1955 (36 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1955 (24 weeks), US BB 1 of 1955, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (31 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1955, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1955, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1956, UK sales 1 of the 1950s (1,390 k in 1955), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1954), DDD 1 of 1954, POP 1 of 1955, DZE 1 of 1955, ASCAP song of 1953, Flanders 2 - Nov 1955 (14 months), DMDB 2 (1954), Italy 3 of 1957, UKMIX 3, nuTsie 3 of 1950s, Brazil 4 of 1956, Europe 5 of the 1950s (1955), D.Marsh 7 of 1955, Scrobulate 8 of rock & roll, RIAA 12, Germany 17 - Jun 1968 (2 months), Holland 27 - Jun 1968 (5 weeks), Belgium 30 - Jun 1974 (1 week), 41 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 49 (1954), AFI 50, Rolling Stone 158, RYM 2 of 1954, Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1954, Party 180 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
60 The Chordettes Mister Sandman 1954 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1954 (8 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1954, US CashBox 1 - Oct 1954 (23 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1955, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1955, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1954), Peel list 1 of 1954, ASCAP song of 1954, US BB 5 of 1954, DZE 5 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1954, POP 7 of 1954, UK 11 - Dec 1954 (8 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1955, DDD 45 of 1954, RIAA 252, Acclaimed 1006 (1954), RYM 9 of 1954
61 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios (may God Be With You) 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1953, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1953 (35 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1953), DZE 1 of 1953, Italy 2 of 1954, US BB 3 of 1953, POP 3 of 1953, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1953, Brazil 5 of 1954, UK 7 - Nov 1953 (4 weeks), Europe 97 of the 1950s (1953), RYM 24 of 1953
62 Jo Stafford You Belong to Me 1952 UK 1 - Nov 1952 (19 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952 (23 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, US CashBox 1 - Aug 1952 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), DZE 1 of 1952, US BB 4 of 1952, POP 4 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1952, UKMIX 100, RYM 145 of 1952
63 Nat King Cole Unforgettable 1951 US BB 1 of 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1951), POP 1 of 1952, ASCAP song of 1951, US Billboard 12 - Nov 1951 (15 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Nov 1951 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Nov 1951 (23 weeks), DDD 25 of 1951, Europe 63 of the 1950s (1952), Scrobulate 78 of vocal, UK 84 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), WXPN 500, RYM 4 of 1951
64 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1950 (26 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1950 (33 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1950, Oscar in 1950 (film 'Captain Carey, U.S.A.'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992 (1950), ASCAP song of 1950, US BB 2 of 1950, POP 2 of 1950, DDD 4 of 1950, DZE 6 of 1950, France (50s) 13 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1950, Brazil 15 of 1952, Italy 48 of 1951, DMDB 51 (1950), RIAA 109, Acclaimed 1292 (1950), RYM 2 of 1950
65 Vaughn Monroe Riders in the Sky 1949 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1949 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1949 (20 weeks), US BB 1 of 1949, US 1 for 11 weeks - May 1949, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1949, POP 1 of 1949, DZE 1 of 1949, DDD 6 of 1949, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1949, Brazil 12 of 1950, nuTsie 15 of 1940s, Music Imprint 20 of 1940s, Europe 33 of the 1940s (1949), RIAA 297, Acclaimed 1303 (1949)
66 Dinah Shore Buttons & Bows 1948 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1948 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1948 (23 weeks), US 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1948, Australia 1 for 12 weeks - Jan 1949, DZE 1 of 1948, US BB 3 of 1948, POP 3 of 1948, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1948, Brazil 27 of 1949, DDD 50 of 1948, nuTsie 57 of 1940s, Europe 91 of the 1940s (1948), RYM 102 of 1948
67 Francis Craig Near You 1947 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1947 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1947 (21 weeks), US 1 for 12 weeks - Sep 1947, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1947), DZE 1 of 1947, ASCAP song of 1947, US BB 6 of 1947, POP 14 of 1947, Your Hit Parade 16 of 1947, Brazil 24 of 1947, DDD 24 of 1947, Europe 85 of the 1940s (1947), RIAA 355
68 Perry Como Prisoner of Love 1946 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1946 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1946 (19 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - May 1946, Australia 1 for 2 months - Feb 1947, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1946, DZE 9 of 1946, US BB 10 of 1946, POP 17 of 1946, nuTsie 67 of 1940s, Brazil 71 of 1946, Europe 93 of the 1940s (1946)
69 Les Brown & Doris Day Sentimental Journey 1945 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1945 (28 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1945 (23 weeks), US BB 1 of 1945, US 1 for 9 weeks - May 1945, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1945), POP 1 of 1945, DZE 3 of 1945, nuTsie 12 of 1940s, Music Imprint 13 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 23 of 1945, Europe 37 of the 1940s (1945), Brazil 44 of 1945, RIAA 77, Acclaimed 818 (1944), RYM 69 of 1945, Song of 1944
70 Bing Crosby Swinging On a Star 1944 US Billboard 1 - May 1944 (28 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1944 (20 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1944, Australia 1 for 1 month - Apr 1945, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Going My Way'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1944), DZE 1 of 1944, ASCAP song of 1944, US BB 3 of 1944, POP 3 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1944, nuTsie 6 of 1940s, Europe 14 of the 1940s (1944), AFI 37, Brazil 64 of 1945, Acclaimed 1619 (1944), RYM 44 of 1944
71 The Mills Brothers Paper Doll 1943 US Billboard 1 - 1943 (36 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943 (30 weeks), US 1 for 12 weeks - Nov 1943, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1943), DZE 2 of 1943, US BB 3 of 1943, Europe 3 of the 1940s (1943), POP 4 of 1943, nuTsie 10 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1943, Music Imprint 17 of 1940s, Brazil 58 of 1944, RIAA 272, Acclaimed 1486 (1943), RYM 42 of 1942, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1943
72 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1946 (6 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1942 (47 weeks), US BB 1 of 1942, US 1 for 11 weeks - Oct 1942, Australia 1 for 5 months - Jun 1943, Oscar in 1942 (film 'Holiday Inn'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1942), POP 1 of 1942, DMDB 1 (1942), nuTsie 1 of 1940s, DZE 1 of 1942, Music Imprint 1 of 1940s, Library of Congress artifact (1942), Europe 2 of the 1940s (1942), RIAA 2, Scrobulate 2 of christmas, UK 5 - Dec 1977 (20 weeks), AFI 5, Norway 6 - Dec 1959 (2 weeks), Brazil 54 of 1943, Switzerland 56 - Dec 2007 (2 weeks), US Radio 165 of 1961 (peak 20 1 week), Acclaimed 306 (1942), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1978), Visconti song of 1947, RYM 1 of 1942, Global 1 (50 M sold) - 1942, BBC Rich Song 2 (songwriter royalties $39.6M)
73 Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo 1941 US Billboard 1 - 1941 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1941 (23 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1941, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996 (1941), ASCAP song of 1941, Oscar in 1941 (film 'Sun Valley Serenade') (Nominated), DDD 4 of 1941, US BB 9 of 1941, nuTsie 9 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1941, Brazil 13 of 1942, POP 16 of 1941, Europe 54 of the 1940s (1941), RYM 2 of 1941, Song of 1941
74 Glenn Miller In the Mood 1940 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1939 (30 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 months - Jan 1942, Europe 1 of the 1940s (1940), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983 (1939), nuTsie 1 of 1930s, ASCAP song of 1940, Library of Congress artifact (1939), US BB 2 of 1940, POP 2 of 1940, Scrobulate 4 of swing, Music Imprint 4 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1940, RIAA 11, Brazil 12 of 1941, Holland 15 - Aug 1972 (7 weeks), Belgium 18 - Sep 1972 (2 weeks), DMDB 67 (1939), Acclaimed 477 (1939), RYM 4 of 1939, Song of 1938, Party 45 of 1999
75 Judy Garland Over the Rainbow 1939 US BB 1 of 1939, Oscar in 1939 (film 'The Wizard of Oz'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981 (1939), AFI 1, POP 1 of 1939, RIAA 1, Music Imprint 1 of 1930s, ASCAP song of 1938, DMDB 3 (1939), nuTsie 3 of 1930s, US Billboard 5 - 1939 (12 weeks), Europe 5 of the 1930s (1939), Your Hit Parade 19 of 1939, Scrobulate 71 of vocal, WXPN 269, Acclaimed 497 (1939), Visconti song of 1939, RYM 1 of 1939
76 Artie Shaw Begin the Beguine 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1938, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1938), Library of Congress artifact (1938), US BB 2 of 1938, POP 2 of 1938, Music Imprint 4 of 1930s, nuTsie 18 of 1930s, Brazil 32 of 1939, DMDB 84 (1938), RIAA 91, Acclaimed 1163 (1938), RYM 10 of 1938, Song of 1938
77 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) 1937 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1937), ASCAP song of 1936, US BB 3 of 1938, Peel list 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1938, nuTsie 4 of 1930s, US Billboard 7 - 1938 (6 weeks), Music Imprint 16 of 1930s, Brazil 54 of 1939, RIAA 205, Acclaimed 526 (1937), WXPN 766
78 Bing Crosby Pennies From Heaven 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (15 weeks), US BB 1 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1936, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1936), POP 1 of 1936, Oscar in 1936 (film 'Pennies from Heaven') (Nominated), Music Imprint 8 of 1930s, nuTsie 23 of 1930s, Europe 32 of the 1930s (1936), RIAA 129, Acclaimed 1222 (1936), RYM 41 of 1936
79 Fred Astaire Cheek to Cheek 1935 US Billboard 1 - 1935 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1935, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1935), US BB 2 of 1935, POP 2 of 1935, Oscar in 1935 (film 'Top Hat') (Nominated), AFI 15, Scrobulate 19 of vocal, nuTsie 27 of 1930s, Brazil 38 of 1936, RYM 1 of 1935
80 Benny Goodman Moon Glow 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 4 of 1934, POP 4 of 1934, Europe 15 of the 1930s (1934), nuTsie 73 of 1930s, RYM 8 of 1934, Song of 1936
81 Ethel Waters Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 1933 US Billboard 1 - 1933 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1933), Library of Congress artifact (1933), US BB 3 of 1933, POP 4 of 1933, nuTsie 15 of 1930s, Brazil 37 of 1933, Acclaimed 1896 (1933), RYM 8 of 1933
82 Fred Astaire & Leo Reisman Night & Day 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (18 weeks), US BB 1 of 1932, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1932), POP 1 of 1932, ASCAP song of 1932, Music Imprint 14 of 1930s, Brazil 21 of 1933, nuTsie 34 of 1930s, DMDB 52 (1932), RIAA 195, Acclaimed 1369 (1932), RYM 4 of 1932
83 Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra Minnie the Moocher 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (17 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1931), US BB 3 of 1931, POP 3 of 1931, Music Imprint 3 of 1930s, nuTsie 6 of 1930s, Brazil 32 of 1931, RIAA 82, Scrobulate 87 of swing, Acclaimed 649 (1931), Visconti song of 1931, RYM 1 of 1931
84 Ben Selvin Happy Days Are Here Again 1930 US Billboard 1 - 1930 (7 weeks), US BB 1 of 1930, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1930), POP 1 of 1930, Brazil 27 of 1930, RIAA 47, nuTsie 57 of 1930s, RYM 110 of 1930
85 Eddie Cantor Makin' Whoopee 1929 ASCAP song of 1929, US Billboard 2 - 1929 (10 weeks), US BB 2 of 1929, POP 2 of 1929, nuTsie 10 of 1920s, Music Imprint 14 of 1920s, Brazil 16 of 1929, RIAA 126, Acclaimed 1362 (1928), RYM 8 of 1928
86 Jimmie Rodgers T For Texas (Blue Yodel No 1) 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985 (1928), Library of Congress artifact (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1928 (11 weeks), nuTsie 5 of 1920s, US BB 11 of 1928, POP 11 of 1928, Music Imprint 12 of 1920s, Brazil 62 of 1928, RIAA 331, Acclaimed 600 (1928), RYM 4 of 1928
87 Hoagy Carmichael Stardust 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1927), ASCAP song of 1927, Library of Congress artifact (1927), Music Imprint 10 of 1920s, Jazz Standard 12, nuTsie 31 of 1920s, RIAA 40, DMDB 43 (1929), Acclaimed 654 (1927), RYM 13 of 1928
88 Gene Austin Bye Bye, Blackbird 1926 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1926 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1926), ASCAP song of 1926, US BB 5 of 1926, Music Imprint 9 of 1920s, POP 16 of 1926, Brazil 18 of 1927, nuTsie 25 of 1920s, RIAA 189, Acclaimed 1339 (1926), RYM 22 of 1926
89 Ben Bernie Sweet Georgia Brown 1925 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1925 (13 weeks), US BB 1 of 1925, POP 1 of 1925, ASCAP song of 1925, Music Imprint 7 of 1920s, Brazil 17 of 1926, nuTsie 35 of 1920s, RIAA 54, RYM 7 of 1925
90 George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 1924 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1927), ASCAP song of 1924, Library of Congress artifact (1924), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (8 weeks), US BB 3 of 1924, POP 3 of 1924, nuTsie 3 of 1920s, Europe 10 of the 1930s (1924), Brazil 28 of 1928, Acclaimed 763 (1924)
91 Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues 1923 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1923 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1923), Library of Congress artifact (1923), Music Imprint 2 of 1920s, US BB 6 of 1923, POP 8 of 1923, nuTsie 19 of 1920s, Brazil 33 of 1925, RIAA 315, RYM 1 of 1923, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
92 Fanny Brice My Man 1922 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1922 (9 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1922), Library of Congress artifact (1922), US BB 6 of 1922, POP 6 of 1922, Brazil 16 of 1922, nuTsie 38 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1866 (1922)
93 Marion Harris I Ain't Got Nobody 1921 US BB 1 of 1921, POP 1 of 1921, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1921 (7 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1922, nuTsie 45 of 1920s, RYM 21 of 1921
94 Al Jolson Swanee 1920 US Billboard 1 - May 1920 (18 weeks), US BB 1 of 1920, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1920), POP 1 of 1920, nuTsie 1 of 1920s, Library of Congress artifact (1920), Brazil 5 of 1921, Music Imprint 8 of 1910s, Europe 22 of the 1930s (1920), RIAA 124, Acclaimed 912 (1919), RYM 5 of 1920
95 Marion Harris After You've Gone 1919 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1919 (9 weeks), ASCAP song of 1919, Library of Congress artifact (1918), Brazil 20 of 1920
96 Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (11 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1920), Peel list 4 of 1919, Music Imprint 7 of 1910s, Brazil 34 of 1920, RIAA 344, Acclaimed 1029 (1918)
97 Nora Bayes Over There 1917 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1917 (10 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1917), Library of Congress artifact (1917), Brazil 22 of 1918
98 John McCormack Somewhere a Voice is Calling 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1916 (9 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1915), Brazil 27 of 1917
99 Olive Kline & Reinald Werrenrath Hello, Frisco! 1915 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1915 (10 weeks), ASCAP song of 1915, Brazil 21 of 1917
100 Heidelberg Quintet By the Beautiful Sea 1914 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1914 (11 weeks), ASCAP song of 1914, Brazil 37 of 1915
101 Chauncy Olcott When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1913 (16 weeks), Peel list 3 of 1913, Music Imprint 4 of 1910s, RIAA 105, Acclaimed 1508 (1913)
102 Al Jolson That Haunting Melody 1912 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1912 (11 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1913
103 Sophie Tucker Some of These Days 1911 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1911), Library of Congress artifact (1911), US Billboard 2 - Jul 1911 (9 weeks), Music Imprint 3 of 1910s, nuTsie 40 of 1920s, Brazil 93 of 1928, Song of 1930
104 Peerless Quartet Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1910 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1911 (17 weeks), Music Imprint 2 of 1910s, RIAA 125
105 Fisk University Jubilee Quartet Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 1909 Library of Congress artifact (1911), Music Imprint 4 of 1900s, US Billboard 7 - Jun 1910 (3 weeks), RIAA 35, Acclaimed 893 (1909)
106 Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet Take Me Out To The Ball Game 1908 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1908 (16 weeks), RIAA 8, Brazil 20 of 1909
107 Enrico Caruso Vesti La Giubba (On With The Play) (1907) 1907 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1907 (9 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1907), Brazil 7 of 1908
108 Bert Williams Nobody 1906 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1906 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981 (1906), Brazil 10 of 1907
109 Billy Murray Give My Regards to Broadway 1905 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1905 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1905), Brazil 21 of 1906
110 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh & the Insurance Company 1904 Library of Congress artifact (1904), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1904 (3 weeks)
111 Haydn Quartet In the Good Old Summer Time 1903 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1903 (12 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1904
112 Byron G Harlan, Joe Belmont & the Florodra Girls Tell Me Pretty Maiden 1902 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1901 (6 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1902, Brazil 34 of 1902
113 Sousa's Band Stars & Stripes Forever 1901 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1901 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1900), Library of Congress artifact (1901), Music Imprint 3 of 1900s, RIAA 20, Brazil 23 of 1903
114 Arthur Collins Ma Tiger Lily 1900 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1900 (11 weeks)
115 Led Zeppelin Ramble On unknown Scrobulate 16 of classic rock, TheQ 389, WXPN 409, Rolling Stone 433

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16 Apr 2014

You're mine when shades of night are falling

First line of a song that means a lot to my dad now my mum has passed away. Around late 30's possibly Arthur Stacey but would dearly like to find out the original artist and a copy of the song if possible. can you help please?


28 Mar 2014

Next Update?

When do you plan to have your next update?

We try and update each two weeks or so


23 Sep 2013

Dan W. Quinn

When I looked at the lists for the early 1900s, I noticed Dan W. Quin appeared of them many times. From the looks of it, it seems that he's had countless hits, yet he's only ranked song artist #980. Can you explain this?

The number of charts where an artist was a hit also has an influence, we have very few charts from before 1920 so few artists from that era can claim to be worldwide hits


2 Sep 2013

Will these lists ever stop moving?

I know the ones after 2000 are gonna keep adjusting for a while, but will some of the lists before 2000 ever stop readjusting?

As more evidence becomes available (or as names get refined) the listings get adjusted. The thing is that while it is clears that "Kung Fu Fighting" was a bigger hit than "Bennie & the Jets" it is less clear that "Every Breath You Take" was a bigger hit than "Billie Jean", further evidence (or refining the scoring) could swap the latter two quite easily.

Unfortunately we can't see any good way to list songs that says, for this year the biggest 5 hits are ... these 30 are about as big as each other. So we assign an annual order that becomes less meaningfull further down.

So the lists will keep adjusting as long as we keep looking.


19 Jul 2013

2012

Sorry if you have been asked this before, but I am dying to know if we will see lists for 2012 soon.

Now that Steve is back from his travels (for a while) you can expect to see some progress. However we estimate the 2012 list will be "reliable" in about 2017


13 Aug 2012

What year was "Music, Music, Music" written?

It starts, "Put Another Nickel In, etc.


4 Jan 2012

what was #1 single week of July 23 1961 in France

what was #1 single week of July 23 1961 in France

We don't know


30 Aug 2009

Song

What year did the song "Ruby" which Mel Tillis wrote for Kenny Rogers become a hit?

There are two different ways to answer that question here, one is to go to the list of top artists and find "Kenny Rodgers". The other is to look at the site index for the word "Ruby".

Either route will take you to the page listing Kenny Rodgers' songs. Which shows that the song "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town" was a hit in 1969.

Johnny Darrell and Waylon Jennings both released versions before "Kenny Rogers & the First Edition" released it.