Updated Billboard Top 100 Singles, 1958-2015

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  1. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    Saw this, and searched to see if it was posted here. I didn't find it.

    I thought it there was any interest, I might put this into a tournament format and run it here soon:


    Here is the list:

    1. The Twist - Chubby Checker (1960 & 1962)
    2. Smooth - Santana with Rob Thomas (1999)
    3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (1959)
    4. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes (1997)
    5. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011)
    6. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (2009)
    7. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio (1996)
    8. Physical - Olivia Newton-John (1981)
    9. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone (1977)
    10. Hey Jude - Beatles (1968)
    11. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey (2005)
    12. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars (2015)
    13. Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton (1996)
    14. Yeah! - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004)
    15. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (1981)
    16. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (1981)
    17. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart (1976)
    18. Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me - Jewel (1997)
    19. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams (1991)
    20. I'll Make Love to You - Boys II Men (1994)
    21. The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith (1960)
    22. Le Freak - Chic (1978)
    23. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (1977)
    24. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (1982)
    25. We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris (2011)
    26. Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain (2008)
    27. I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (1977)
    28. Too Close - Next (1998)
    29. Every Breath You Take - Police (1983)
    30. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra (2012)
    31. Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara (1983)
    32. Rolling in the Deep - Adele (2011)
    33. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (1961)
    34. The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton (1959)
    35. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carrey & Boys II Men (1995)
    36. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden (1998)
    37. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings (1976)
    38. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (1973)
    39. Night Fever - Bee Gees (1978)
    40. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen (1980)
    41. Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (1983)
    42. How You Remind Me - Nickelback (2001)
    43. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn (1973)
    44. It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards (1958)
    45. I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles (1964)
    46. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb (1978)
    47. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (2012)
    48. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell (2013)
    49. Candle in the Wind 1997/Something in the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (1997)
    50. No One - Alicia Keys (1997)
    51. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (1992)
    52. End of the Road - Boys II Men (1992)
    53. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (2009)
    54. Call Me - Blondie (1980)
    55. Let Me Love You - Mario (2005)
    56. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees (1978)
    57. Lady - Kenny Rogers (1980)
    58. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (2010)
    59. I'm a Believer - Monkees (1966)
    60. Gold Digger - Kanye West Featurning Jamie Foxx (2005)
    61. Apologize - Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic (2008)
    62. The Sign - Ace of Base (1994)
    63. Centerfold - J. Geils Band (1982)
    64. (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon (1980)
    65. Royals - Lorde (2013)
    66. The Boy is Mine - Brandy & Monica (1998)
    67. Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B (1990)
    68. I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1982)
    69. All About That Base - Meghan Trainor (2014)
    70. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension (1969)
    71. Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team (1993)
    72. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera (2011)
    73. Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982)
    74. Rush Rush - Paula Abdul (1991)
    75. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends (1986)
    76. Happy - Pharrell Williams (2013)
    77. Upside Down - Diana Ross (1980)
    78. Sugar, Sugar - Archies (1969)
    79. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (2010)
    80. Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland (2002)
    81. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1968)
    82. You're Still the One - Shania Twain (1998)
    83. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (1983)
    84. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer (1979)
    85. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Featuring L.V. (1995)
    86. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band (1982)
    87. You're So Vain - Carly Simon (1973)
    88. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry (1976)
    89. Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie (1985)
    90. My Sharona - Knack (1979)
    91. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (1983)
    92. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor (1990)
    93. I Swear - All-4-One (1994)
    94. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige (2001)
    95. Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner (1981)
    96. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley (1960)
    97. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (1973)
    98. Hurt So Good - John Cougar (Mellencamp) (1982)
    99. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112 (1997)
    100. Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J (2013)
    Cue the obligatory "man, much of that stinks" notes...

  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Man, much of that stinks!
  3. bumbletort

    bumbletort Forum Resident

    Baltimore, Md, USA
    Man, most of that stinks.
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  4. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    I knew I could count on you! :righton:

    JcS (who isn't necessarily disagreeing with you, btw)
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  5. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I had no idea Andy Gibb was popular.
  6. drivingfrog

    drivingfrog Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
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  7. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Hell yeah! "Too Close" by Next made it!!!
  8. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    As I recall how this was calculated for end-of-the-year charts, if a song remained at #1 for more than one week, it received extra points for each week it was there. I think the same formula was applied to compiling this list. Gibb, Debby Boone, The Knack and many others had that ONE biggie that caught fire for a couple of months, and landed them on this chart.

  9. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Out of all of Steve Miller's hits, Abracadabra is his biggest?

    Abra - Abra cadabra
    I wanna reach out and grab ya
    Abra - Abra cadabra

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  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    By my count, I like about 1/4th of the list. I can probably find about 10-15 songs I think are okay. The rest either are blech to me - or I don't know them at all!
  11. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    He's on it twice though!
  12. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Forget it, Jake. It was the '70s.
  13. bumbletort

    bumbletort Forum Resident

    Baltimore, Md, USA
    This activates auto-like.
  14. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

    I own 15% of that list.
  15. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    You must not have been alive in the mid 70's. Andy Gibb had 3 #1 hits. This added to the accomplishments of the Gibb family to be a hit machine at that time. The Bee Gees have 3 on that list,
    the three #1s from Sat Nite Fever.
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  16. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I wasn't even born. I'm a Bee Gees fan though and have only ever really heard of Andy as a footnote in their story. I don't think I've heard any of his music, maybe just some Bee Gees covers.
  17. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I don't know what that is, but it sounds like my leisure-time activity. ;)

    I own almost a quarter of the list (about 22).
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  18. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    YouTube could sate your curiosity--if you are curious, that is.

  19. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    I counted only the ones I was SURE I had, and got 20. There were another five or so that I thought about for a moment and couldn't say for sure that I have, either on 45 or on a soundtrack album, something like that. In the mid-80's, I found a source of 45 at a business that serviced jukeboxes and the singles were being sold for .50 each. I bought over 200 over the course of a few weeks of going through them. What was even cooler is that the lady that was behind the desk didn't see any use for the "shucks," and I got all I wanted of those for free.

    "Shucks"="picture sleeves."

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  20. No Static

    No Static Gain Rider

    My station has 42 of them in rotation.
    Not bad, popularity-wise.
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  21. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    He sounds a lot like Barry but without the power.
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  22. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    That's what Victoria Principal will do to a guy.
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  23. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    I was in high school during that time period, and you could not swing a dead cat without hearing an Andy Gibb song playing on Top 40 radio, and despite how people now feel about his songs now, he was very popular back then.
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  24. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    I thought Whitney Houston's "I will always love you" would rank much higher than #51
  25. Jason Penick

    Jason Penick Forum Resident

    Oakland, CA, USA
    I viewed this list trying to spot elements of commonality, and the biggest takeaway is how ephemeral the taste of the American public is. So many of these songs capture a specific moment in time, and as such have dated horribly. The Macarena and Whoomp There It Is! are as indelibly ingrained in my psyche as Shadow Dancing or Tie a Yellow Ribbon must be to someone twenty years older than me, or Call Me Maybe and Party Rock Anthem are to someone twenty years my junior. These are the songs we're all trying to forget, but they're inescapable.

    Not that this list is entirely garbage, it's just... strange. It reflects a world where Flo-Rida is the greatest rapper of all time, where The Archies are more important than Prince, where Santana's greatest accomplishment was a one-off single with Rob Thomas and where Mario, Timmy T, Next and Los Del Rio will live forever in infamy.
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