Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Top 50 Songs from 2010-2017

Originally posted 7/31/2016. Updated 10/22/2017.

This list was originally posted in response to a VH1 countdown of The Top 100 Songs of the 2000s. That list and 64 others were consolidated into an aggregate DMDB list along with points in the overall Dave’s Music Database, sales figures, chart performances, and awards. It has been updated several times since.

When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014) DM, G-R
2. Rolling in the Deep…Adele (2010) AG, BB, DM, G-R, G-S, RS, SS
3. Love the Way You Lie…Eminem with Rihanna (2010) VF
4. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (2011) BB, DM, G-R, VF
5. Hello…Adele (2015) DM
6. See You Again…Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
7. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
8. Gangnam Style…Psy (2012) AG, DM, PC
9. Roar…Katy Perry (2013)
10. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014) PC

11. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014) BB, VF
12. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013) AM
13. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013) DM, VF, PC
14. Party Rock Anthem… LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011) PC
15. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013) BB, PC
16. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
17. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
18. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014) AM
19. Someone Like You…Adele (2011) Q, SS
20. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014) G-S
21. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (2017)
22. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012) AG, BB
23. Firework…Katy Perry (2010) PC
24. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
25. All of Me…John Legend (2013)
26. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
27. Royals…Lorde (2013) G-S
28. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011)
29. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
30. Baby…Justin Bieber with Ludacris (2010)

31. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) VF
32. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011) G-S
33. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014) DM, G-R, G-S
34. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
35. Lean On…Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
36. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016)
37. Rude…Magic! (2013)
38. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
39. Sugar…Maroon 5 (2014)
40. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)

41. Chandelier…Sia (2014)
42. Fancy…Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX (2014)
43. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
44. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015) VF
45. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)
46. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (2015)
47. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013) G-S, NME, RS
48. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
49. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
50. Bailando…Enrique Iglesias with Descember Bueno & Gente de Zona (2014)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012) NME
  • Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015) RS
  • Cruise…Florida Georgia Line (2012) AM
  • Do I Wanna Know?...Arctic Monkeys (2013) Q
  • Drunk in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2013) RS
  • Hold On…Alabama Shakes (2012) RS
  • Ill Manors…Plan B (2012) Q
  • Pass Out…Tinie Tempah (2010) Q
  • Runaway…Kanye West with Pusha T (2010) RS
  • Seasons (Waiting on You)…Future Islands (2014) NME
  • Shutdown…Skepta (2015) NME
  • Spanish Sahara…Foals (2010) NME
  • Video Games…Lana Del Rey (2011) NME

Key to the Codes:

The Top 100 Songs from 2000-2009

Originally as "The Top 100 Songs of the 21st Century." Changed to a list focused just on 2000-2009 on June 11, 2015. Updated 10/22/2017.

This list was originally posted in response to a VH1 countdown of The Top 100 Songs of the 2000s. That list and 64 others were consolidated into an aggregate DMDB list along with points in the overall Dave’s Music Database, sales figures, chart performances, and awards. It has been updated several times since.

When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Hey Ya!...OutKast (2003) DM, VF, Q, RS
2. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002) AG, DM, VF, SS
3. Umbrella…Rihanna with Jay-Z (2007) DM, VF
4. Crazy in Love… Beyoncé with Jay-Z (2003) PC, SS
5. Crazy…Gnarls Barkley (2006) DM, Q, RS, SS
6. Yeah!...Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004) AG, BB, DM, VF, PC
7. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (2009) DM, PC
8. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (2005) BB, DM
9. Can’t Get You Out of My Head…Kylie Minogue (2001) VF
10. Poker Face…Lady Gaga (2009) DM, VF

11. Viva La Vida…Coldplay (2008) G-S, SS
12. In Da Club…50 Cent (2002) AG, BB
13. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)… Beyoncé (2008) G-S, PC, RS
14. Fallin’…Alicia Keys (2001) AG, DM, G-S
15. Bad Romance…Lady Gaga (2009)
16. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (2009) AG, BB
17. Irreplaceable… Beyoncé (2006) AG, BB
18. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005) AG
19. Stan…Eminem with Dido (2000) DM, Q
20. Tik Tok…Ke$ha (2009) AG, BB

21. Seven Nation Army…The White Stripes (2003)
22. Boulevard of Broken Dreams…Green Day (2004) G-R, SS
23. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007) AG, BB
24. Clocks…Coldplay (2002) G-R
25. Bleeding Love…Leona Lewis (2007) VF
26. Take Me Out…Franz Ferdinand (2004) NME, Q
27. Beautiful Day…U2 (2000) G-R, G-S
28. Music…Madonna (2000) VF, RS
29. Hips Don’t Lie…Shakira with Wyclef Jean (2006) VF
30. Hot in Herre…Nelly (2002)

31. Yellow…Coldplay (2000) NME
32. No One…Alicia Keys (2007)
33. I’m Yours…Jason Mraz (2008)
34. Need You Now…Lady Antebellum (2009) G-R, G-S
35. You Belong with Me…Taylor Swift (2008)
36. Get Ur Freak On…Missy Elliott (2001) RS
37. Sexyback…Justin Timberlake (2006) AG, PC
38. Empire State of Mind…Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (2009) SS
39. Mr. Brightside…The Killers (2004)
40. Use Somebody…Kings of Leon (2008) G-R

41. You’re Beautiful…James Blunt (2005)
42. Hero…Enrique Iglesias (2001)
43. Apologize…One Republic with Timbaland (2007)
44. How You Remind Me…Nickelback (2001) BB
45. I Kissed a Girl…Katy Perry (2008)
46. Toxic…Britney Spears (2004)
47. Just Dance…Lady Gaga with Colby O’Donnis (2008)
48. I Hope You Dance…Lee Ann Womack (2000)
49. Ms. Jackson…OutKast (2000)
50. Since U Been Gone…Kelly Clarkson (2004)

51. Hurt…Johnny Cash (2003)
52. Love Story…Taylor Swift (2008)
53. Rehab…Amy Winehouse (2006) G-R, G-S, Q
54. Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)…Fergie (2007)
55. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002)
56. I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor…Arctic Monkeys (2005) MJ, Q, RS
57. Bad Day…Daniel Powter (2005) BB
58. Chasing Cars…Snow Patrol (2006)
59. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (2000)
60. Hot N Cold…Katy Perry (2008)

61. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (2002)
62. Complicated…Avril Lavigne (2002)
63. Lady Marmalade…Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink (2001)
64. Hey, Soul Sister…Train (2009)
65. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008)
66. Promiscuous…Nelly Furtado with Timbaland (2006)
67. Beautiful…Christina Aguilera (2002)
68. Without Me…Eminem (2002)
69. Where Is the Love?...Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake (2003)
70. Whenever, Wherever…Shakira (2001)

71. Fell in Love with a Girl…The White Stripes (2001) MJ
72. American Idiot…Green Day (2004)
73. Bring Me to Life…Evanesence with Paul McCoy (2003)
74. Last Nite…The Strokes (2001) NME, Q
75. Don’t Cha…The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (2005) VF
76. Work It…Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (2002) RS
77. Hey There Delilah…Plain White T’s (2007)
78. Hollaback Girl…Gwen Stefani (2005) PC
79. Paper Planes…MIA (2008)
80. Sex on Fire…Kings of Fire (2008)

81. Stronger…Kanye West with Daft Punk (2007)
82. 99 Problems…Jay-Z (2004) RS
83. Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)…Train (2001)
84. This Love…Maroon 5 (2002)
85. Ignition (remix)…R. Kelly (2002)
86. Kryptonite…3 Doors Down (2000)
87. Get the Party Started…Pink (2001)
88. Love Song…Sara Bareilles (2007)
89. Hung Up…Madonna (2005)
90. Crank That (Soulja Boy)…Soulja Boy Tell’em (2007)

91. Don’t Know Why…Norah Jones (2002) G-R, G-S
92. Somebody Told Me…The Killers (2004)
93. Jesus Walks…Kanye West (2004)
94. Bye Bye Bye…N Sync (2000)
95. My Humps…Black Eyed Peas (2005)
96. Before He Cheats…Carrie Underwood (2005)
97. Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004)
98. Halo…Beyonce (2008)
99. Vertigo…U2 (2004)
100. Not Ready to Make Nice…Dixie Chicks (2006) G-R, G-S


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • American Skin (41 Shots)…Bruce Springsteen (2000) SS
  • Cha-Cha Slide…Mr. C the Slide Man (2000) PC
  • Cupid Shuffle…Cupid (2007) PC
  • Dance with My Father…Luther Vandross (2003) G-S
  • Daniel…Bat for Lashes (2009) NME
  • Daughters…John Mayer (2004) G-S
  • Fire…Kasabian (2009) Q
  • Golden Skans…Klaxons (2007) NME
  • Hanging by a Moment…Lifehouse (2000) BB
  • Heavenly…Patty Griffin (2007) SS
  • Here We Go Again…Ray Charles with Norah Jones (2004) G-R
  • Hounds of Love…Kate Bush (2005) NME
  • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow…The Soggy Bottom Boys (2001) SS
  • Maps…Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003) NME
  • A Moment Like This…Kelly Clarkson (2002) PC
  • Moment of Surrender….U2 (2009) RS
  • Over and Over…Hot Chip (2006) NME
  • Please Read the Letter…Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (2007) G-R
  • Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…Jay-Z (2007) RS
  • The Scientist…Coldplay (2002) Q
  • Senior Twilight Stock Replacer…The Fall (2008) Q
  • Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own…U2 (2004) G-S
  • Time for Heroes…The Libertines (2002) NME
  • Time to Pretend…MGMT (2008) NME
  • Walk On…U2 (2000) G-R
  • We Can’t Make It Here…James McMurtry (2005) SS
  • Who Let the Dogs Out?...The Baha Men (2000) PC

Key to the Codes:

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Top Songs from 1990 to 1999

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 1/24/11, updated 10/21/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1990-1999 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992) AG, BB, DM, G-R, VF, SS, JW
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit…Nirvana (1991) AG, DM, MJ, NME, SS
3. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997) BB, DM, VF, JW
4. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You…Bryan Adams (1991) BB, CB, VF, JW
5. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997) AG, G-R, G-S, VF
6. Nothing Compares 2 U…Sinead O’Connor (1990) DM, MJ, VF, RS
7. Losing My Religion…R.E.M. (1991) RS
8. Gangsta’s Paradise…Coolio with L.V. (1995) AG, BB, DM, VF, RS, SS
9. Baby, One More Time…Britney Spears (1998) AG, DM, VF, Q
10. One…U2 (1992) Q

11. Wonderwall…Oasis (1995)
12. Bittersweet Symphony…The Verve (1997) MJ, NME, Q, RS
13. Creep…Radiohead (1993) MJ, NME
14. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999) AG, DM, G-R, G-S, JW
15. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994) AG, CB, DM, JW
16. Wannabe…Spice Girls (1996) DM, VF
17. Believe…Cher (1998) BB
18. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995) AG, BB, CB, JW
19. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995) JW
20. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992) BB, CB

21. Loser…Beck (1993) DM, MJ, RS
22. Vogue…Madonna (1990)
23. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
24. Tears in Heaven…Eric Clapton (1992) G-R, G-S
25. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997) AG
26. Everybody Hurts…R.E.M. (1993)
27. Under the Bridge…Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
28. Waterfalls…TLC (1995)
29. Enter Sandman…Metallica (1991)
30. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996)

31. November Rain…Guns N’ Roses (1991)
32. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
33. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996)
34. Common People…Pulp (1995) MJ
35. You’re Still the One…Shania Twain (1998)
36. Streets of Philadelphia…Bruce Springsteen (1994) G-S, VF, SS
37. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997)
38. Live Forever…Oasis (1994) MJ, NME, Q
39. You Oughta Know…Alanis Morissette (1995)
40. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Aerosmith (1998) PC

41. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
42. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (1994) G-R, G-S
43. Jeremy…Pearl Jam (1992)
44. All I Wanna Do…Sheryl Crow (1993) G-R, PC
45. Paranoid Android…Radiohead (1997)
46. Livin’ La Vida Loca…Ricky Martin (1999)
47. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Wont’ Do That)…Meat Loaf (1993)
48. Mmmbop…Hanson (1997)
49. Song 2…Blur (1997)
50. I Believe I Can Fly...R.Kelly (1996)

51. Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (1996) NME
52. Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (1994)
53. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy & Monica (1998) JW
54. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993)
55. Vision of Love…Mariah Carey (1990)
56. Unfinished Sympathy…Massive Attack (1991) Q
57. Take a Bow…Madonna (1994)
58. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1996)
59. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)…Green Day (1997)
60. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992) PC

61. Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang…Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
62. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993)
63. U Can’t Touch This…M.C. Hammer (1990) AG
64. Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (1995)
65. Fantasy…Mariah Carey (1995)
66. Angels…Robbie Williams (1997)
67. No Scrubs…TLC (1999) RS
68. No Diggity…Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (1995)
69. Unforgettable…Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole (1991) G-R, G-S, PC
70. Ray of Light…Madonna (1998)

71. A Whole New World…Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle (1992) G-S
72. Enjoy the Silence…Depeche Mode (1990)
73. Black or White…Michael Jackson (1991) AG
74. My Name Is…Eminem (1999) Q
75. How Do I Live…LeAnn Rimes (1997)
76. Jump…Kris Kross (1992)
77. Come As You Are…Nirvana (1991)
78. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993) JW
79. Save the Best for Last…Vanessa Williams (1992)
80. Breathe…Faith Hill (1999) BB

81. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994) BB
82. I Want It That Way…Backstreet Boys (1999)
83. Basket Case…Green Day (1994)
84. Champagne Supernova…Oasis (1995)
85. Say My Name…Destiny’s Child (1999)
86. Amazed…Lonestar (1999)
87. Genie in a Bottle…Christina Aguilera (1999)
88. 1979…Smashing Pumpkins (1995) RS
89. Change the World…Eric Clapton (1996) G-R, G-S
90. Fake Plastic Trees…Radiohead (1995)

91. Can You Feel the Love Tonight…Elton John (1994)
92. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (1999)
93. Beauty and the Beast…Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (1991)
94. Back for Good…Take That (1995)
95. Truly, Madly, Deeply…Savage Garden (1997)
96. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996) CB
97. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (1990)
98. Achy Breaky Heart…Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
99. It Must Have Been Love…Roxette (1990)
100. Hallelujah…Jeff Buckley (1994)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • All Star…Smash Mouth (1999) PC
  • Barbie Girl…Aqua (1997) PC
  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song)…Stevie B (1990) CB, JW
  • Born Slippy…Underworld (1995) Q
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love…UB40 (1993) VF
  • City Sickness…Tindersticks (1993) NME
  • Cotton Eye Joe…Rednex (1994) PC
  • A Design for Life…Manic Street Preachers (1996) MJ, NME
  • Doo Wop (That Thing)...Lauryn Hill (1998) RS
  • Fields of Gold…Sting (1993) SS
  • Firestarter…The Prodigy (1996) Q
  • From a Distance…Bette Midler (1990) G-S
  • Grease Megamix…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1990) PC
  • Hold On…Wilson Phillips (1990) BB
  • Intergalactic…Beastie Boys (1998) NME
  • Kiss Me…Sixpence None the Richer (1998) SS
  • Loaded…Primal Scream (1990) NME
  • Not Dark Yet…Bob Dylan (1997) SS
  • The Obvious Child…Paul Simon (1990) SS
  • Runaway Train…Soul Asylum (1993) RS
  • Smoke Rings in the Dark…Gary Allan (1999) SS
  • Sunny Came Home…Shawn Colvin (1996) G-R, G-S, SS
  • Tennessee….Arrested Development (1992) RS
  • Too Close…Next (1998) BB
  • What Is Love?...Haddaway (1993) PC
  • Whoomp! There It Is…Tag Team (1993) CB
  • Windowlicker…Aphex Twin (1999) NME

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Top Songs from 1970-1979

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 3/4/11, updated 10/21/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1970-1979 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Imagine…John Lennon (1971) AG, DM, Q, RS
2. Bohemian Rhapsody…Queen (1975) CB, DM, Q
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water…Simon & Garfunkel (1970) BB, DM, G-R, G-S, MJ, SS, JW
4. Hotel California…Eagles (1977) AG, DM, G-R, VF RS, SS
5. Stairway to Heaven…Led Zeppelin (1971)
6. Let It Be…The Beatles (1970) AG, VF
7. American Pie…Don McLean (1971) AG, VF
8. Layla…Derek & the Dominos (1971)
9. What’s Going On…Marvin Gaye (1971) MJ, NME, SS
10. Stayin’ Alive…Bee Gees (1977) AG, DM, VF, RS

11. Dancing Queen…Abba (1976) AG, VF, PC
12. Born to Run…Bruce Springsteen (1975) RS, SS
13. Superstition…Stevie Wonder (1972) DM, MJ, NME, Q, RS
14. I Will Survive…Gloria Gaynor (1978) AG, DM
15. Another Brick in the Wall Part II…Pink Floyd (1979) DM, VF
16. Maggie May…Rod Stewart (1971)
17. Your Song…Elton John (1970) RS
18. Let’s Stay Together…Al Green (1971)
19. Killing Me Softly with His Song…Roberta Flack (1973) G-R, G-S, JW
20. My Sweet Lord…George Harrison (1970) VF

21. London Calling…The Clash (1979)
22. No Woman, No Cry…Bob Marley & the Wailers (1975) DM, NME, SS
23. Heart of Glass…Blondie (1979) VF
24. Won’t Get Fooled Again…The Who (1971)
25. The Way We Were…Barbra Streisand (1973) BB, DM, G-S, SS, JW
26. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face…Roberta Flack (1972) BB, G-R, G-S, JW
27. Le Freak…Chic (1978) CB
28. Sultans of Swing…Dire Straits (1979) SS
29. Anarchy in the U.K….Sex Pistols (1976) MJ, NME, Q, RS
30. You Light Up My Life…Debby Boone (1977) CB, G-S, JW

31. Heroes…David Bowie (1977) Q
32. Free Bird…Lynyrd Skynrd (1974)
33. My Sharona…The Knack (1979) BB, CB, JW
34. God Save the Queen…Sex Pistols (1977) MJ NME
35. Fire and Rain…James Taylor (1970)
36. Walk on the Wild Side…Lou Reed (1972) NME, RS
37. Rapper’s Delight…The Sugarhill Gang (1979)
38. Night Fever…Bee Gees (1978) JW
39. Go Your Own Way…Fleetwood Mac (1977)
40. Y.M.C.A….Village People (1978) PC

41. Comfortably Numb…Pink Floyd (1979)
42. Without You…Harry Nilsson (1971)
43. Good Times…Chic (1979) NME
44. How Deep Is Your Love…Bee Gees (1977)
45. Brown Sugar…The Rolling Stones (1971)
46. All Right Now…Free (1970)
47. Let’s Get It On…Marvin Gaye (1973) PC
48. Lola…The Kinks (1970) NME
49. Just the Way You Are…Billy Joel (1977) G-R, G-S
50. Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree…Tony Orlando & Dawn (1973) BB, CB

51. More Than a Feeling…Boston (1976)
52. Sweet Home Alabama…Lynyrd Skynyrd (1974) PC
53. Paranoid…Black Sabbath (1970) Q
54. I’m Not in Love…10cc (1975)
55. You’re the One That I Want…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1978)
56. Brass in Pocket (I’m Special)…Pretenders (1979)
57. Kashmir…Led Zeppelin (1974)
58. You Are the Sunshine of My Life…Stevie Wonder (1973)
59. You’re So Vain…Carly Simon (1972) AG
60. Midnight Train to Georgia…Gladys Knight & the Pips (1973)

61. Dreams…Fleetwood Mac (1977)
62. Smoke on the Water…Deep Purple (1973)
63. Joy to the World…Three Dog Night (1971) BB, CB, JW
64. Theme from Shaft…Isaac Hayes (1971)
65. It’s Too Late…Carole King (1971) G-R
66. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone…The Temptations (1972)
67. Dream On…Aerosmith (1973)
68. Baker Street…Gerry Rafferty (1978)
69. Just My Imagination Running Away with Me…The Temptations (1971)
70. Baba O’Riley…The Who (1971)

71. Play That Funky Music…Wild Cherry (1976) PC
72. Three Times a Lady…Commodores (1978)
73. Piano Man…Billy Joel (1974)
74. I’ll Be There…The Jackson 5 (1970) CB, PC
75. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)…Rod Stewart (1976) BB, JW
76. Angie…The Rolling Stones (1973) VF
77. Alone Again (Naturally)…Gilbert O’Sullivan (1972) CB
78. Love Will Keep Us Together…Captain & Tennille (1975) BB, G-R, JW
79. Rock Your Baby…George McCrae (1974) NME
80. Thunder Road…Bruce Springsteen (1975)

81. The Tears of a Clown…The Miracles (1970)
82. I Feel Love…Donna Summer (1977)
83. Wish You Were Here…Pink Floyd (1975)
84. Bang a Gong (Get It On)…T-Rex (1971)
85. I Honestly Love You…Olivia Newton-John (1974) CB, G-R
86. They Long to Be Close to You…Carpenters (1970)
87. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road…Elton John (1973)
88. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough…Michael Jackson (1979)
89. The Rose…Bette Midler (1979)
90. Seasons in the Sun…Terry Jacks (1974)

91. We Will Rock You…Queen (1977)
92. Bennie and the Jets…Elton John (1974)
93. We’ve Only Just Begun…Carpenters (1970)
94. We Are the Champions…Queen (1977)
95. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?...Rod Stewart (1978)
96. Don’t Fear the Reaper…Blue Oyster Cult (1976)
97. Me and Bobby McGee…Janis Joplin (1971)
98. Hot Stuff…Donna Summer (1979)
99. You’ve Got a Friend…James Taylor (1971) G-S, PC
100. Heart of Gold…Neil Young (1972)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • America the Beautiful…Ray Charles (1972) SS
  • Autobahn…Kraftwerk (1975) MJ, Q
  • California Uber Alles (1979) MJ
  • Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)…Barbra Streisand (1976) G-S
  • Gangsters…The Specials (1979) Q
  • Get Down Tonight…KC & the Sunshine Band (1975) PC
  • I Can Help…Billy Swan (1975) VF
  • I Hate the Rich…The Dils (1978) MJ
  • I Write the Songs…Barry Manilow (1975) G-S
  • The Joker…Steve Miller Band (1973) AG
  • Kung Fu Fighting…Carl Douglas (1974) VF
  • Last Dance…Donna Summer (1978) PC
  • Life on Mars?...David Bowie (1971) Q
  • Living for the City…Stevie Wonder (1973) MJ
  • The Mary Ellen Carter…Stan Rogers (1979) SS
  • Rock and Roll Part 2…Gary Glitter (1972) PC
  • Send in the Clowns…Judy Collins (1975) G-S
  • Shadow Dancing…Andy Gibb (1978) BB
  • Silly Love Songs…Paul McCartney & Wings (1976) BB
  • Star Wars…John Williams (1977) SS
  • Take Me to the River…Al Green (1974) RS
  • Teenage Kicks…The Undertones (1978) NME
  • That’s the Way I Like It…KC & the Sunshine Band (1975) AG
  • This Masquerade…George Benson (1976) G-R
  • Torn Between Two Lovers…Mary MacGregor (1976) CB
  • Tusk…Fleetwood Mac (1979) RS
  • What a Fool Believes…The Doobie Brothers (1978) G-R, G-S
  • Wuthering Heights…Kate Bush (1978) Q

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Top 100 Songs from 1960-1969

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 4/2/11, updated 10/20/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1960-1969 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. Hey Jude…The Beatles (1968) AG, BB, CB, DM, VF, Q, JW
2. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction…The Rolling Stones (1965) AG, CB, DM, VF, JW
3. Good Vibrations…The Beach Boys (1966) DM, NME, Q, RS, SS
4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine…Marvin Gaye (1968) MJ, SS
5. Respect…Aretha Franklin (1967) DM, MJ, RS, SS
6. I Want to Hold Your Hand…The Beatles (1963) AG, BB, CB, DM, RS, JW
7. Yesterday…The Beatles (1965)
8. Like a Rolling Stone…Bob Dylan (1965) NME, Q
9. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay…Otis Redding (1968) PC, RS
10. Stand by Me…Ben E. King (1961) AG, CB, DM, VF, Q, RS

11. (Oh) Pretty Woman…Roy Orbison (1964) DM, VF, RS
12. A Whiter Shade of Pale…Procol Harum (1967) VF
13. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’…The Righteous Brothers (1964) MJ
14. The House of the Rising Sun…The Animals (1964)
15. Unchained Melody…The Righteous Brothers (1965) PC
16. Light My Fire…The Doors (1967)
17. Louie, Louie…The Kingsmen (1963)
18. My Girl…The Temptations (1965)
19. You Really Got Me…The Kinks (1964) NME, Q
20. Brown-Eyed Girl…Van Morrison (1967)

21. All Along the Watchtower…The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
22. Suspicious Minds…Elvis Presley (1969) DM
23. When a Man Loves a Woman…Percy Sledge (1966)
24. My Generation…The Who (1965)
25. Proud Mary…Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
26. She Loves You…The Beatles (1963) AG, NMEm Q
27. Honky Tonk Women…The Rolling Stones (1969) NME
28. Dancing in the Street…Martha & the Vandellas (1964)
29. God Only Knows…The Beach Boys (1966)
30. The Twist…Chubby Checker (1960) AG, CB, DM, PC

31. Strawberry Fields Forever…The Beatles (1967) NME
32. A Day in the Life…The Beatles (1967)
33. Georgia on My Mind…Ray Charles (1960) SS
34. I’m a Believer…The Monkees (1966) CB, JW
35. Reach Out (I’ll Be There)…Four Tops (1966)
36. Crazy…Patsy Cline (1961)
37. Be My Baby…The Ronettes (1963) MJ
38. I Want You Back…The Jackson 5 (1969) MJ, RS
39. Nights in White Satin…The Moody Blues (1967)
40. What a Wonderful World…Louis Armstrong (1967)

41. Born to Be Wild…Steppenwolf (1968)
42. I Can’t Stop Loving You…Ray Charles (1962) DM, JW
43. Mr. Tambourine Man…The Byrds (1965)
44. The Tracks of My Tears…The Miracles (1965) MJ, RS
45. Something…The Beatles (1969)
46. California Dreamin’…The Mamas & the Papas (1966)
47. Whole Lotta Love…Led Zeppelin (1969)
48. Sympathy for the Devil…The Rolling Stones (1968)
49. Space Oddity…David Bowie (1969)
50. Runaway…Del Shannon (1961) MJ

51. The Sound of Silence…Simon & Garfunkel (1965)
52. It’s Now or Never…Elvis Presley (1960)
53. Purple Haze…The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
54. Jumpin’ Jack Flash…The Rolling Stones (1968) NME
55. For What It’s Worth…Buffalo Springfield (1967)
56. Mrs. Robinson…Simon & Garfunkel (1968) G-R
57. Sugar, Sugar…The Archies (1969) BB, CB
58. Are You Lonesome Tonight?...Elvis Presley (1960) VF
59. Paint It, Black…The Rolling Stones (1966)
60. Get Back…The Beatles with Billy Preston (1969) VF

61. Waterloo Sunset…The Kinks (1967) Q
62. Moon River…Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn (1961) G-R, G-S, SS
63. Penny Lane…The Beatles (1967)
64. Help!...The Beatles (1965)
65. In My Life…The Beatles (1965)
66. White Rabbit…Jefferson Airplane (1967)
67. A Change Is Gonna Come…Sam Cooke (1965)
68. Cathy’s Clown…The Everly Brothers (1960) RS
69. Gimme Shelter…The Rolling Stones (1969) AG, Q
70. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In…The 5th Dimension (1969) G-R, JW

71. Strangers in the Night…Frank Sinatra (1966) AG, VF, G-R
72. I Got You (I Feel Good)…James Brown (1965)
73. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag…James Brown (1965)
74. Where Did Our Love Go…The Supremes (1964)
75. Green Onions…Booker T. & the MG’s (1962) MJ, NME
76. Stop! In the Name of Love…The Supremes (1965)
77. Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher…Jackie Wilson (1967)
78. In the Midnight Hour…Wilson Pickett (1965)
79. Eleanor Rigby…The Beatles (1966)
80. Sunshine of Your Love…Cream (1968)

81. Can’t Buy Me Love…The Beatles (1964)
82. California Girls…The Beach Boys (1965)
83. Baby Love…The Supremes (1964)
84. My Way…Frank Sinatra (1969) SS
85. River Deep, Mountain High…Ike & Tina Turner (1966) MJ
86. Come Together…The Beatles (1969)
87. Will You Love Me Tomorrow…The Shirelles (1960) NME
88. The Letter…The Box Tops (1967)
89. You Can’t Hurry Love…The Supremes (1966)
90. Save the Last Dance for Me…The Drifters (1960)

91. Blowin’ in the Wind…Bob Dylan (1963)
92. Crying…Roy Orbison (1961)
93. A Hard Day’s Night…The Beatles (1964)
94. Hello, Dolly!...Louis Armstrong (1964) CB, G-S
95. The Loco-Motion…Little Eva (1962) RS
96. Everyday People…Sly & the Family Stone (1968)
97. King of the Road…Roger Miller (1965)
98. Fortunate Son…Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
99. At Last…Etta James (1961) PC
100. Walk on By…Dionne Warwick (1964)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough…Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1967) PC
  • All You Need Is Love…The Beatles (1967) AG
  • Apache…The Shadows (1960) MJ, Q
  • The Ballad of the Green Berets…SSgt. Barry Sadler (1966) BB
  • Blowin’ in the Wind…Peter, Paul & Mary (1963) SS
  • Build Me Up Buttercup…The Foundations (1968) PC
  • Days of Wine and Roses…Henry Mancini (1963) G-R, G-S
  • Exodus (Theme from)…Ferrante & Teicher (1960) G-S
  • Games People Play…Joe South (1968) G-S
  • The Girl from Ipanema…Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto (1964) G-R, SS
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco…Tony Bennett (1962) G-S, SS
  • It Was a Very Good Year…Frank Sinatra (1965) SS
  • Let’s Twist Again…Chubby Checker (1962) VF
  • Little Green Apples…Roger Miller (1968) G-S
  • Love is Blue…Paul Mauriat (1967) CB
  • Michelle…The Beatles (1965) G-S
  • Misirlou…Dick Dale (1962) PC
  • Monster Mash…Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers (1962) CB
  • Return to Sender…Elvis Presley (1962) AG
  • Running Scared…Roy Orbison (1961) NME
  • The Shadow of Your Smile (Theme from ‘The Sandpiper’)…Tony Bennett (1965) G-S
  • Stranger on the Shore…Mr. Acker Bilk (1961) BB
  • Sugar Shack…Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs (1963) BB, JW
  • Summer Wind…Frank Sinatra (1966) PC
  • A Taste of Honey…Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1965) G-R
  • Telstar…The Tornadoes (1962) Q
  • Theme from ‘A Summer Place’…Percy Faith (1960) BB, G-R, JW
  • To Sir with Love…Lulu (1967) BB, JW
  • Tossin’ and Turnin’…Bobby Lewis (1961) BB, JW
  • Twist and Shout…The Beatles (1963) PC
  • Up, Up and Away…The Fifth Dimension (1967) G-R, G-S
  • What Kind of Fool Am I?...Sammy Davis, Jr. (1962) G-S
  • Wooly Bully…Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs (1965) BB
  • Yakety Sax (Benny Hill Theme)…Boots Randolph (1963) PC
  • You’re the Devil in Disguise…Elvis Presley (1963) VF

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Top 100 Most-Watched Videos of All Time

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Based on numbers from VEVO and YouTube, these are the most watched music videos of all-time. Numbers are in millions.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee “Despacito” (2017) 4008.62
2. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015) 3158.28
3. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012) 2968.52
4. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015) 2793.33
5. Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014) 2711.94
6. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017) 2525.66
7. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014) 2409.97
8. Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, & Gente de Zona “Bailando” (2014) 2386.42
9. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (2014) 2355.81
10. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013) 2303.62

11. Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MO “Lean On” (2015) 2194.23
12. Taylor Swft “Blank Space” (2014) 2188.40
13. Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013) 2138.39
14. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014) 2130.16
15. Adele “Hello” (2015) 2086.43
16. Little Baby Bum “Wheels on the Bus” (2014) 1990.00
17. One Republic “Counting Cars” (2013) 1975.89
18. Chainsmokers & Halsey “Closer” (2016) 1887.35
19. Shakira & Maluma “Chantaje” (2016) 1884.61
20. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) 1855.66

21. Calvin Harris & Rihanna “This Is What You Came For” (2016) 1813.03
22. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015) 1811.25
23. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby” (2010) 1726.02
24. Fifth Harmony “Work from Home” (2016) 1712.22
25. Sia “Chandelier” (2014) 1699.55
26. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012) 1623.05
27. Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, & Anne-Marie “Rockabye” (2016) 1583.20
28. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (2015) 1578.61
29. Shakira & Freshlyground “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (2010) 1567.81
30. Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (2016) 1514.92

31. Fifth Harmony & Kid Ink “Worth It” (2015) 1479.33
32. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) 1410.64
33. J. Balvin “Ay Vamos” (2014) 1407.98
34. Avicii & Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up” (2013) 1392.63
35. Silento “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (2015) 1388.96
36. Magic! “Rude” (2013) 1386.81
37. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016) 1385.00
38. LMFAO, Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011) 1363.16
39. Alan Walker “Faded” (2015) 1332.34
40. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015) 1307.28

41. Romeo Santos & Eliza Gonzalez “Propuesta Indecente” (2013) 1283.16
42. Ricky Martin & Maluma “Vente Pa Ca” (2016) 1276.28
43. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015) 1250.35
44. Nicky Jam “Hasta El Amanecer” (2016) 1235.29
45. The Weeknd & Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016) 1224.17
46. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” (2010) 1217.65
47. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013) 1209.14
48. John Legend “All of Me” (2013) 1195.05
49. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010) 1191.73
50. Ellie Goulding “Burn” (2013) 1178.14

51. Calvin Harris “Summer” (2014) 1170.12
52. Calvin Harris & Disciples “How Deep Is Your Love” (2015) 1162.93
53. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (2016) 1152.13
54. Joey Montana “Picky” (2015) 1152.93
55. David Guetta & Nicki Minaj “Hey Mama” (2015) 1150.46
56. Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (2014) 1135.35
57. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015) 1133.86
58. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull “On the Floor” (2011) 1129.13
59. CNCO “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” (2016) 1125.43
60. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012) 1121.70

61. Psy “Gentleman” (2013) 1119.87
62. Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (2015) 1106.01
63. Icanrockyourworld “The Gummy Bear Song” (2007) 1111.10
64. Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon (Forgiveness)” (2015) 1077.34
65. Rihanna “Diamonds” (2012) 1078.48
66. Martin Garrix “Animals” (2013) 1072.69
67. Daddy Yankee “Shaky Shaky” (2016) 1070.40
68. Maluma “El Perdedor” (2016) 1063.05
69. Chino & Nacho with Daddy Yankee “Andas en Mi Cabeza” (2016) 1061.49
70. Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014) 1060.26

71. Maluma “Felices los 4” (2017) 1059.34
72. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010) 1054.84
73. J. Balvin & Willy Williams “Mi Gente” (2017) 1045.70
74. Carlos Vives & Shakira “La Bicicleta” (2016) 1038.81
75. Pulcinopiotv “El Pollito Pio” (2012) 1038.42
76. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (2014) 1021.68
77. Eminem “Not Afraid” (2010) 1019.41
78. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010) 1017.62
79. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011) 1001.87
80. Ricky Martin & Yotuel “La Mordidita” (2015) 995.13

81. Gente de Zona & Marc Anthony “La Gozadera” (2015) 993.21
82. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010) 992.54
83. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (2016) 985.92
84. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013) 983.03
85. Skrillex, Diplo, & Justin Bieber “Where Are U Now” (2015) 979.44
86. Pitbull & Ke$ha “Timber” (2013) 977.16
87. Prince Royce “Darte Un Beso” (2013) 955.71
88. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011) 951.43
89. Gotye & Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011) 947.94
90. J. Balvin & Farruko “6 AM” (2014) 946.51

91. Chris Jeday, J. Balvin, Ozuna, & Arcangel “Ahora Dice” (2017) 942.86
92. Rihanna & Drake “Work” (2016) 939.91
93. Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro” (2010) 939.87
94. Sia & Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016) 930.94
95. Nicky Jam “El Amante” (2017) 924.08
96. Nicky Jam “Travesuras” (2014) 910.65
97. Sam Smith “I’m Not the Only One” (2014) 908.73
98. Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (2013) 907.73
99. Ariana Grande & Zedd “Break Free” (2014) 899.45
100. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” (2011) 888.11


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Ranked

With every year’s announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, there are two guarantees – there will be a slew of complaints about who hasn’t been inducted and who has been inducted who shouldn’t have been. This challenged me to come up with an objective rating of the inductees to determine just who has earned it most and who hasn’t. These rankings consolidate multiple best-artists-of-all-time lists along with sales figures, chart statistics, and other awards and honors. In the event of ties, earliest inductees are listed first. Here are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (through the class of 2017) ranked.

1. Elvis Presley
2. The Beatles
3. Michael Jackson
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Elton John
6. The Rolling Stones
7. Ray Charles
8. Prince
9. Aretha Franklin
10. James Brown

11. Bob Dylan
12. Paul McCartney
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Marvin Gaye
15. Led Zeppelin
16. The Beach Boys
17. David Bowie
18. Billy Joel
19. Madonna
20. Eric Clapton

21. Nat “King” Cole
22. Jimi Hendrix
23. Queen
24. Johnny Cash
25. Rod Stewart
26. The Bee Gees
27. Louis Armstrong
28. Pink Floyd
29. Fleetwood Mac
30. U2

31. The Who
32. Eagles
33. Fats Domino
34. Bob Marley
35. John Lennon
36. Neil Young
37. Chuck Berry
38. Sam Cooke
39. The Supremes
40. Billie Holiday

41. Roy Orbison
42. The Temptations
43. Neil Diamond
44. The Doors
45. Chicago
46. Aerosmith
47. Four Tops
48. Little Richard
49. Smokey Robinson
50. Simon & Garfunkel

51. R.E.M.
52. The Jackson 5
53. AC/DC
54. B.B. King
55. The Everly Brothers
56. Earth, Wind & Fire
57. Santana
58. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
59. Hank Williams
60. Gladys Knight & the Pips

61. The Kinks
62. Genesis
63. The Police
64. Nirvana
65. Otis Redding
66. Miles Davis
67. Tina Turner
68. Buddy Holly
69. Paul Simon
70. Al Green

71. Creedence Clearwater Revival
72. Elvis Costello
73. Van Morrison
74. Van Halen
75. Black Sabbath
76. Linda Ronstadt
77. The Clash
78. Kiss
79. Muddy Waters
80. Pearl Jam

81. Brenda Lee
82. Janis Joplin
83. Metallica
84. Carole King
85. The Isley Brothers
86. Velvet Underground
87. James Taylor
88. The Miracles
89. Sly & the Family Stone
90. Cream

91. Grateful Dead
92. Donna Summer
93. Journey 94. Robert Johnson
95. Joni Mitchell
96. Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship
97. Frank Zappa
98. Daryl Hall & John Oates
99. The Drifters
100. Ramones

101. The Band
102. Lynyrd Skynyrd
103. The Byrds
104. Crosby, Stills & Nash
105. Ricky Nelson
106. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
107. Rush
108. Louis Jordan
109. Etta James
110. Sex Pistols

111. Bob Seger
112. The Allman Brothers Band
113. Guns N’ Roses
114. Deep Purple
115. Bessie Smith
116. The Four Seasons
117. Jerry Lee Lewis
118. Curtis Mayfield
119. Yes
120. George Harrison

121. Electric Light Orchestra
122. Jackie Wilson
123. Abba
124. Tupac Shakur
125. Blondie
126. ZZ Top
127. Bobby Darin
128. Steely Dan
129. John Lee Hooker
130. Parliament/Funkadelic

131. The Platters
132. Herb Alpert
133. Les Paul
134. Dinah Washington
135. Beastie Boys
136. Peter Gabriel
137. The Impressions
138. Quincy Jones
139. Bobby “Blue” Bland
140. Red Hot Chili Peppers

141. Wilson Pickett
142. Talking Heads
143. Heart
144. Green Day
145. Berry Gordy Jr.
146. Jimmie Rodgers
147. Lou Reed
148. Steve Miller
149. Buddy Guy
150. Pretenders

151. Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland
152. Phil Spector
153. Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton
154. Leadbelly
155. Alice Cooper
156. Howlin’ Wolf
157. Tom Waits
158. Cat Stevens
159. Ringo Starr
160. The Ink Spots

161. Dion
162. Bo Diddley
163. Ruth Brown
164. Public Enemy
165. Woody Guthrie
166. Traffic
167. John Mellencamp
168. The O’Jays
169. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
170. Chet Atkins

171. Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
172. Bonnie Raitt
173. Patti Smith
174. Bill Monroe
175. Bob Wills
176. The Hollies
177. Run-D.M.C.
178. The Stooges
179. T-Bone Walker
180. The (Young) Rascals

181. Jackson Browne
182. Isaac Hayes
183. Bill Haley & the Comets
184. Dave Clark Five
185. Dusty Springfield
186. The Animals
187. Sam Phillips
188. Duane Eddy
189. Ma Rainey
190. The Dells

191. Charlie Christian
192. Albert King
193. Donovan
194. Jerry Wexler
195. Big Joe Turner
196. Pete Seeger
197. Freddy King
198. The Mamas & the Papas
199. George Martin
200. Wilie Dixon

201. The Righteous Brothers
202. The Shirelles
203. Cheap Trick
204. Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
205. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
206. Dave Bartholomew
207. N.W.A.
208. Elmore James
209. Leonard Cohen
210. The Coasters

211. The Yardbirds
212. Booker T. & the MGs
213. Clive Davis
214. Mahalia Jackson
215. Doc Pomus
216. Jimmy Reed
217. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
218. John H. Hammond
219. Bobby Womack
220. Charles Brown

221. Ike Turner
222. Ahmet Ertegun
223. Gerry Goffin
224. Bill Withers
225. Little Anthony & the Imperials
226. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
227. Clyde McPhatter
228. Randy Newman
229. Gene Pitney
230. Tom Dowd

231. Solomon Burke
232. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
233. Joan Jett
234. Professor Longhair
235. Jeff Beck
236. The Staple Singers
237. Little Walter
238. Leonard Chess
239. Gene Vincent
240. Lovin’ Spoonful

241. The Ventures
242. Joan Baez
243. The Faces
244. Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
245. Mort Shuman
246. Eddie Cochran
247. Otis Blackwell
248. Allen Toussaint
249. Buffalo Springfield
250. Dick Clark

251. Alan Freed
252. Chis Blackwell
253. Lloyd Price
254. Del Shannon
255. James Jamerson
256. Bill Black
257. LaVern Baker
258. Glyn Johns
259. Little Willie John
260. The Moonglows

261. Sam & Dave
262. The Flamingos
263. Carl Perkins
264. Andrew Loog Oldham
265. Ritchie Valens
266. Floyd Cramer
267. Brian Epstein
268. Nesuhi Ertegun
269. Jac Holzman
270. Jerry Moss

271. Bill Graham
272. Milt Gabler
273. Art Rupe
274. Wanda Jackson
275. Earl Palmer
276. Nile Rodgers
277. The Ronettes
278. The Orioles
279. Lou Adler
280. Scotty Moore

281. James Burton
282. Percy Sledge
283. Johnny Otis
284. Leon Russell
285. Johnnie Johnson
286. Cosimo Matassa
287. Dr. John
288. David Geffen
289. Don Kirshner
290. Jim Stewart

291. Mo Ostin
292. The Small Faces
293. Seymour Stein
294. Syd Nathan
295. The Soul Stirrers
296. Hal Blaine
297. Darlene Love
298. DJ Fontana
299. Ralph Bass
300. King Curtis

301. Steve Douglas
302. Bennie Benjamin
303. Spooner Oldham
304. Jesse Stone
305. The E Street Band
306. Paul Butterfield
307. Leo Fender
308. Paul Ackerman
309. Jimmy Yancey
310. Tom Donahue

311. Jann Wenner
312. Frank Barsalona
313. Jimmy Cliff
314. Laura Nyro
315. The Five Royales
316. Bert Berns


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Friday, October 6, 2017

The Top 100 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hopefuls

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Note: this list was originally presented October 21, 2011. It has been updated to exclude acts which have subsequently been inducted.

Bashing the Rock Hall has become the quite vogue thing to do. Of course, they have inducted hundreds of deserving artists alongside those who raise many music fans eyebrows. However, fans get outraged this time every year when their favorites get snubbed…yet again.

In the true spirit of Dave’s Music Database, the occasion for a list presented itself. Just who are the biggest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs, those acts which fans most think have been overlooked? More than 60 lists were consolidated to create the DMDB list of 100 deserving acts. Here we go:

1. The Moody Blues
2. The Cure
3. Iron Maiden
4. The Smiths
5. Motorhead
6. The Cars
7. Depeche Mode
8. Judas Priest
9. Bon Jovi
10. T-Rex

11. Def Leppard
12. Roxy Music
13. Warren Zevon
14. Pat Benatar
15. The Replacements
16. The Doobie Brothers
17. Joy Division
18. Kraftwerk
19. Pixies
20. Bad Company

21. Jethro Tull
22. Todd Rundgren
23. Chic
24. Devo
25. The Zombies
26. Thin Lizzy
27. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
28. Janet Jackson
29. Peter Frampton
30. Nine Inch Nails

31. New York Dolls
32. King Crimson
33. Dire Straits
34. Joe Cocker
35. Boston
36. MC5
37. Soundgarden
38. The Monkees
39. The Guess Who
40. Big Star

41. Sonic Youth
42. Duran Duran
43. Gram Parsons
44. Whitney Houston
45. Slayer
46. Foreigner
47. Motley Crue
48. Dick Dale
49. Three Dog Night
50. Steppenwolf

51. Styx
52. The B-52’s
53. War
54. J. Geils Band
55. Kate Bush
56. New Order
57. The Scorpions
58. LL Cool J
59. Spinners
60. Link Wray

61. Television
62. Barry White
63. Brian Eno
64. Ted Nugent
65. Pantera
66. Nick Drake
67. Bjork
68. Jane’s Addiction
69. Blue Oyster Cult
70. Carole King (as a performer)

71. Jimmy Buffett
72. Love
73. Captain Beefheart
74. X
75. Grand Funk Railroad
76. Los Lobos
77. Tommy James & the Shondells
78. Willie Nelson
79. Tina Turner
80. Weird Al Yankovic

81. Little Feat
82. Ozzy Osbourne
83. Ben E. King
84. Smashing Pumpkins
85. Black Flag
86. Afrika Bambaataa
87. Procol Harum
88. Mott the Hoople
89. Megadeth
90. Jim Croce

91. Harry Nilsson
92. Eurythmics
93. Johnny Burnette & The Rock N’ Roll Trio
94. Rufus/Chaka Khan
95. Husker Du 96. Dead Kennedys
97. Nick Cave
98. The Clovers
99. The Runaways
100. Eric B. & Rakim


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In Concert: Willie Nelson

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Venue: Starlight Theater in Kansas City, MO

This was a make-up for the show originally scheduled in June. That show saw the first two acts – Robert Earl Keen and Dwight Yoakum – perform before a torrential downfall put the show on ice. Three months later, Nelson returned. The setlist was barely over an hour, although he crammed plenty of songs in that time, including many favorites.

Setlist *

* Note: Usually I’m pretty diligent about getting the setlist down, but I wasn’t this time. I think I got all the songs down, but I won’t stand by the accuracy of the order of them.

1. Whiskey River
2. Still Is Still Moving to Me
3. Beer for My Horses
4. On the Road Again
5. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
6. Always on My Mind
7. Funny How Time Slips Away
8. Crazy
9. Night Life
10. Good Hearted Woman
11. It’s All Going to Pot
12. Me and Paul
13. If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time
14. Georgia on My Mind
15. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
16. Move It on Over
17. Hey Good Lookin’
18. Still Not Dead
19. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
20. I’ll Fly Away

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tom Petty's Top 30 Songs

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R.I.P. Tom Petty. The rock singer was born in Gainsville, Florida, on October 20, 1950. He went into cardiac arrest at his home on Sunday, October 1, 2017. He was taken to the hospital, but removed from life support on October 2, 2017.

This is a re-post of a best-of list originally posted on October 20, 2013 in honor of Tom Petty's birthday. As with all DMDB lists, this list was determined by creating an aggregate list from multiple other best-of lists and factoring in chart success, sales, airplay, and awards. In addition, 15 lists were figured into the mix which were exclusively best-of Petty lists.


Tom Petty’s Top 30 Songs

Free Fallin’

  1. Free Fallin’ (1989)
  2. American Girl (1976)
  3. Refugee (1979)
  4. I Won’t Back Down (1989)
  5. Breakdown (1976)

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

  6. Mary Jane’s Last Dance (1993)
  7. Don’t Do Me Like That (1979)
  8. The Waiting (1981)
  9. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks, 1981)
  10. Learning to Fly (1991)

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

  11. Runnin’ Down a Dream (1989)
  12. Don’t Come Around Here No More (1985)
  13. Here Comes My Girl (1979)
  14. You Don’t Know How It Feels to Be Me (1994)
  15. You Got Lucky (1982)

    You Got Lucky

  16. Into the Great Wide Open (1991)
  17. Listen to Her Heart (1978)
  18. I Need to Know (1978)
  19. Jammin’ Me (1987)
  20. You Wreck Me (1994)

    Into the Great Wide Open

  21. Change of Heart (1982)
  22. Even the Losers (1979)
  23. Yer So Bad (1989)
  24. Love Is a Long Road (1989)
  25. Walls (Circus) (1996)

    Refugee

  26. A Face in the Crowd (1989)
  27. Rebels (1985)
  28. Room at the Top (1999)
  29. Something in the Air (1993)
  30. A Woman in Love (1981)


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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Concert: Wilco

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Venue: Midland Theater in Kansas City, MO

Opening Act: Creamer

I didn’t know a lot about Wilco, other than a handful of songs and their alt-country roots. I was surprised that the performance was much more electric and genre-bending than I expected. It definitely will get me exploring their catalog more.

Set 1:

1. Ashes of American Flags
2. If I Ever Was a Child
3. Cry All Day
4. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
5. Art of Almost
6. Pickled Ginger
7. Side with the Seeds
8. Passenger Side
9. Someone to Lose
10. Via Chicago
11. Bull Black Nova
12. Reservations
13. Impossible Germany
14. Whole Love
15. California Stars
16. Christ for President
17. Heavy Metal Drummer
18. I’m the Man Who Loves You
19. Casino Queen
20. Hummingbird

Encore:

21. Random Name Generator
22. Jesus Etc.
23. Locator
24. Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Encore 2:

25. Monday
26. Outtaside (Outta Mind)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Concert: U2

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Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO

Opening Act: Beck

The one-paragraph review: “Beck – not the most dynamic performer, but great band and audience interaction. U2 – what I expected (which is a good thing). Band who can command an arena, fantastic on-screen visuals, and a high-energy performance.”

Set 1:

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. New Year’s Day
3. Bad
4. Pride (In the Name of Love)

The Joshua Tree:

5. Where the Streets Have No Name
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
7. With Or Without You
8. Bullet the Blue Sky
9. Running to Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God’s Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
14. Exit
15. Mothers of the Disappeared

Set 2:

16. Beautiful Day
17. Elevation
18. You’re the Best Thing About Me (new song)
19. Vertigo
20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
21. One