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Monday, April 3, 2017

The Longest-Charting Albums in U.S. Chart History

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List first posted March 5, 2013; updated April 1, 2017.

These figures are drawn from the Billboard 200 and catalog charts. Figures change on a weekly basis, as there are some albums, such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon or Bob Marley’s Legend, which consistently rank among each week’s top 200 best sellers. In the event of ties, albums are listed based on most overall points in the Dave’s Music Database. Albums with 150+ weeks are listed.

1. Pink Floyd…Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 905 weeks
2. Johnny Mathis…Johnny’s Greatest Hits (1958), 490 weeks
3. My Fair Lady (cast album, 1956, 480 weeks
4. Bob Marley & the Wailers…Legend (1984), 461 weeks
5. Journey…Greatest Hits (1988), 452 weeks
6. Metallica…Metallica (aka ‘The Black Album’) (1991), 422 weeks
7. South Pacific (cast album, 1949), 400 weeks
8. Guns N’ Roses…Greatest Hits (2004), 391 weeks
9. Patsy Cline…12 Greatest Hits (1973), 376 weeks
10. Nirvana…Nevermind (1991), 353 weeks

11. Eminem…Curtain Call: The Hits (2005), 332 weeks
12. Phantom of the Opera – Highlights (cast album, 1988), 331 weeks
13. Adele…21 (2011), 317 weeks
14. Carole King…Tapestry (1971), 316 weeks
15. Bruno Mars…Doo Wops & Hooligans (2010), 315 weeks
16. Eminem…The Eminem Show (2002), 311 weeks
17. Creedence Clearwater Revival…Chronicle (1976), 306 weeks
18. Johnny Mathis…Heavenly (1959), 295 weeks
19. Michael Jackson…Thriller (1982), 290 weeks
20. Oklahoma! (soundtrack, 1955), 283 weeks

21. Zac Brown Band…The Foundation (2008), 283 weeks
22. Enigma…mcmxc a.d. (1990), 282 weeks
23. The King and I (soundtrack, 1956), 277 weeks
24. Tennessee Ernie Ford…Hymns (1957), 277 weeks
25. The Sound of Music (cast album, 1959), 276 weeks
26. Led Zeppelin…Led Zeppelin IV (1971), 270 weeks
27. Eminem…Recovery (2010), 270 weeks
28. Lana Del Rey…Born to Die (2012), 267 weeks
29. Camelot (cast album, 1960), 265 weeks
30. The Rolling Stones…Hot Rocks 1964-71 (1971), 265 weeks

31. Queen…Greatest Hits (1981), 264 weeks
32. The Beatles…1 (2000), 264 weeks
33. South Pacific (soundtrack, 1958), 262 weeks
34. Pearl Jam…Ten (1991), 259 weeks
35. Phantom of the Opera (cast album, 1986), 255 weeks
36. AC/DC…Back in Black (1980), 253 weeks
37. Johnny Cash…The Legend of Johnny Cash (2005), 253 weeks
38. The Music Man (cast album, 1957), 245 weeks
39. Taylor Swift…Taylor Swift (2006), 244 weeks
40. Van Morrison…Best of (1990), 242 weeks

41. Enya…Shepherd Moons (1991), 238 weeks
42. The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965), 235 weeks
43. Imagine Dragons…Night Visions (2012), 233 weeks
44. Mantovani…Film Encores (1957), 231 weeks
45. Kendrick Lamar…Good Kid, m.A.A.D. City (2012), 229 weeks
46. Garth Brooks…No Fences (1990), 224 weeks
47. Garth Brooks…Garth Brooks (1989), 224 weeks
48. Taylor Swift…Fearless (2008), 221 weeks
49. Led Zeppelin…Mothership (2007), 217 weeks
50. Mumford & Sons…Sigh No More (2009), 216 weeks

51. Fleetwood Mac…Rumours (1977), 214 weeks
52. Kenny G…Breathless (1992), 214 weeks
53. Florida Georgia Line…Here’s to the Good Times (2012), 214 weeks
54. Drake…Take Care (2011), 211 weeks
55. Michael Jackson…Number Ones (2003), 209 weeks
56. Katy Perry…Teenage Dream (2010), 209 weeks
57. The Beatles…Abbey Road (1969), 207 weeks
58. Fiddler on the Roof (cast album, 1964), 206 weeks
59. Adele…19 (2008), 206 weeks
60. Nickelback…All the Right Reasons (2005), 205 weeks

61. Mitch Miller & the Gang…Sing Along with Mitch (1958), 204 weeks
62. Ed Sheeran…Plus (+) (2011), 203 weeks
63. Michael Bolton…Soul Provider (1989), 202 weeks
64. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers…Greatest Hits (1993), 199 weeks
65. West Side Story (soundtrack, 1961), 198 weeks
66. Lynyrd Skynyrd…Skynyrd’s Innyrds (1989), 198 weeks
67. The Kingston Trio…The Kingston Trio (1958), 195 weeks
68. The Beatles…Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), 192 weeks
69. West Side Story (cast album, 1957), 191 weeks
70. Michael Jackson…The Essential (2005), 189 weeks

71. Bob Seger…Greatest Hits (1994), 188 weeks
72. Luke Bryan…Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), 187 weeks
73. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass…Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965), 185 weeks
74. Bonnie Raitt…Nick of Time (1989), 185 weeks
75. Peter, Paul & Mary…Peter, Paul & Mary (1962), 185 weeks
76. Eagles…Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (1976), 183 weeks
77. ZZ Top…Eliminator (1983), 183 weeks
78. Eagles…The Very Best of (2003), 183 weeks
79. Luke Bryan…Crash My Party (2013), 183 weeks
80. various artists…Oldies But Goodies (1959), 183 weeks

81. Kenny Rogers…Greatest Hits (1980), 181 weeks
82. Tupac Shakur (“2pac”)…Greatest Hits (1998), 182 weeks
83. Buddy Holly & the Crickets…The Buddy Holly Story (1959), 181 weeks
84. Rusty Warren…Knockers Up! (1960), 181 weeks
85. U2…Under a Blood Red Sky (1983), 180 weeks
86. U2…War (1983), 179 weeks
87. Lady Gaga…The Fame (2008), 178 weeks
88. Drake…Nothing Was the Same (2013), 178 weeks
89. The Kingston Trio…From the Hungry I (1959), 178 weeks
90. Daughtry…Daughtry (2006), 176 weeks

91. Bette Midler…Beaches (soundtrack, 1989), 176 weeks
92. Andy Williams…Moon Rivers & Other Great Movie Themes (1962), 176 weeks
93. Paula Abdul…Forever Your Girl (1988), 175 weeks
94. John Denver…Greatest Hits (1973), 175 weeks
95. Michael Jackson…Off the Wall (1979), 174 weeks
96. Lynyrd Skynyrd…All Time Greatest Hits (2002), 174 weeks
97. Gigi (soundtrack, 1958), 172 weeks
98. Chicago…Chicago Transit Authority (1969), 171 weeks
99. Mitch Miller & the Gang…More Sing Along with Mitch (1958), 171 weeks
100. Zac Brown Band…You Get What You Give (2010), 171 weeks

101. Blake Shelton…Loaded: The Best of (2010), 170 weeks
102. Eminem…The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), 169 weeks
103. Van Halen…Van Halen (1978), 169 weeks
104. The Beatles…1967-1970 (1973), 169 weeks
105. Jason Aldean…My Kinda Party (2010), 169 weeks
106. The Beatles…The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968), 168 weeks
107. Madonna…Madonna (1983), 168 weeks
108. Harry Belafonte…At Carnegie Hall (1959), 168 weeks
109. Miles Davis…Kind of Blue (1959), 167 weeks
110. Man of La Mancha (1965), 167 weeks

111. Eminem…The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), 166 weeks
112. Black Crowes…Shake Your Money Maker (1990), 165 weeks
113. Nickelback…Dark Horse (2008), 165 weeks
114. The Beatles…1962-1966 (1973), 164 weeks
115. Dave Brubeck…Time Out (1959), 164 weeks
116. Phil Collins…Face Value (1981), 164 weeks
117. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass…Going Plaes (1965), 164 weeks
118. BeyoncĂ©… BeyoncĂ© (2013), 164 weeks
119. Guns N’ Roses…Appetite for Destruction (1987), 163 weeks
120. Whitney Houston…Whitney Houston (1985), 163 weeks

121. Bruno Mars…Unorthdox Jukebox (2012), 163 weeks
122. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass…South of the Border (1965), 163 weeks
123. Norah Jones…Come Away with Me (2002), 162 weeks
124. Linkin Park…Hybrid Theory (2000), 162 weeks
125. Nat “King” Cole…Ramblin’ Rose (1962), 162 weeks
126. Alabama…Feels So Right (1981), 161 weeks
127. The Big Chill (soundtrack, 1983), 161 weeks
128. Lionel Richie…Can’t Slow Down (1983), 160 weeks
129. Amy Winehouse…Back to Black (2006), 158 weeks
130. Huey Lewis & the News…Sports (1983), 158 weeks

131. Anita Baker…Rapture (1986), 157 weeks
132. Maruice Jarre…Doctor Zhivago (soundtrack, 1966), 157 weeks
133. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass…The Lonely Bull (1962), 157 weeks
134. The Weeknd…Trilogy (2012), 157 weeks
135. The Beach Boys…Endless Summer (1974), 156 weeks
136. Prince…1999 (1982), 153 weeks
137. The Police…Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), 153 weeks
138. Brooks & Dunn…Brand New Man (1991), 153 weeks
139. Blake Shelton…Red River Blue (2011), 153 weeks
140. Beastie Boys…Licensed to Ill (1986), 152 weeks

141. Bill Cosby…Why Is There Air? (1965), 152 weeks
142. Shania Twain…Come on Over (1997), 151 weeks
143. Hair (cast album, 1967), 151 weeks
144. Mario Lanza…The Student Prince (soundtrack, 1954), 151 weeks
145. Carrie Underwood…Some Hearts (2005), 151 weeks
146. Flower Drum Song (cast album, 1959), 151 weeks


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elton John: Top 70 Songs

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Elton John was born Reginald Dwight on March 25, 1947. In honor of his 70th birthday, Dave’s Music Database is posting its list of Elton’s top 70 songs. This list was created by using sales and airplay figures along with chart performance, number of appearances on Sinatra albums, appearances on best-of-Elton lists, and best-songs-of-all-time-lists as compiled by Dave’s Music Database.

1. Candle in the Wind 1997 (1997)
2. Your Song (1970)
3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
4. Bennie and the Jets (1973)
5. That’s What Friends Are For (Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight, & Stevie Wonder, 1985)
6. Rocket Man (1972)
7. Crocodile Rock (1972)
8. Daniel (1973)
9. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee, 1976)
10. Tiny Dancer (1971)

11. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (1994)
12. Philadelphia Freedom (1975)
13. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (1974)
14. Candle in the Wind (1973)
15. Circle of Life (1994)
16. I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues (1983)
17. Something About the Way You Look Tonight (1997)
18. Someone Saved My Life Tonight (1975)
19. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (1976)
20. Sacrifice (1989)

21. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (1973)
22. I’m Still Standing (1983)
23. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (1974)
24. Island Girl (1975)
25. The One (1992)
26. Honky Cat (1972)
27. Sad Songs Say So Much (1984)
28. Little Jeannie (1980)
29. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (live with George Michael, 1991)
30. The Bitch Is Back (1974)

31. Nikita (1985)
32. Blue Eyes (1982)
33. Levon (1971)
34. Empty Garden (1982)
35. I Don’t Wanna Go on with You Like That (1988)
36. Mama Can’t Buy You Love (1979)
37. Healing Hands (1989)
38. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (1973)
39. Believe (1995)
40. Blessed (1995)

41. Song for Guy (1978)
42. Friends (1971)
43. True Love (with Kiki Dee, 1993)
44. Pinball Wizard (1975)
45. Part-Time Love (1978)
46. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (1972)
47. Kiss the Bride (1983)
48. Nobody Wins (1981)
49. Madman Across the Water (1971)
50. Club at the End of the Street (1989)

51. You Gotta Love Someone (1990)
52. The Last Song (1992)
53. Written in the Stars, with LeAnn Rimes, 1999)
54. Through the Storm (with Aretha Franklin, 1989)
55. Who Wears These Shoes? (1984)
56. Made in England (1995)
57. Wrap Her Up (1985)
58. I Feel Like a Bullet in the Gun of Robert Ford (1975)
59. Grow Some Funk of Your Own (1975)
60. Border Song (1970)

61. I Want Love (2001)
62. Ego (1978)
63. Chloe (1981)
64. Are You Ready for Love? (1979)
65. Simple Life (1992)
66. A Word in Spanish (1988)
67. Step into Christmas (1973)
68. Take Me to the Pilot (1970)
69. This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore (2001)
70. Harmony (1973)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Top 100 R&B Songs of All Time

First posted 12/18/2011; updated 3/7/2017.

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Like most DMDB lists, this was created by aggregrating multiple genre-specific lists. In this case, 33 R&B-focused best-of lists were aggregrated. Here are the results:

1. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968) *
2. The Temptations “My Girl” (1965) *
3. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967) *
4. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971) *
5. Otis Redding “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” (1968) *
6. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971) *
7. Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966) *
8. The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
9. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)
10. Sam Cooke “A Change is Gonna Come” (1965)

11. James Brown “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1965)
12. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961) *
13. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” (1982)
14. Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966) *
15. Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984) *
16. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992) *
17. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street” (1964) *
18. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972) *
19. Gladys Knight & the Pips “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973)
20. James Brown “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (1965)

21. Lionel Richie with Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981) *
22. Aaron Neville “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
23. The Temptations “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” (1971)
24. Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)
25. Bill Withers “Lean on Me” (1972)
26. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
27. Jackie Wilson “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” (1967)
28. Sam & Dave “Soul Man” (1967)
29. The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966)
30. The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (1966)

31. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1983) *
32. Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour” (1965)
33. Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (2004)
34. Four Tops “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” (1965)
35. Mary Wells “My Guy” (1964)
36. Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” (1971)
37. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
38. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
39. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
40. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)

41. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
42. The Drifters “Under the Boardwalk” (1964)
43. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” (1972)
44. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” The Flamingos (1959)
45. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
46. Booker T. & the MG’s “Green Onions” (1962)
47. Sam Cooke “You Send Me” (1957)
48. Etta James “At Last” (1961)
49. Brandy with Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (1998)
50. Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)

51. Barry White “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” (1974)
52. Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956) *
53. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962) *
54. Junior Walker & the All Stars “Shotgun” (1965)
55. Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973)
56. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
57. The Platters “The Great Pretender” (1955)
58. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (2005)
59. The Miracles “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (1962)
60. Tina Turner “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (1984)

61. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1956) *
62. The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965)
63. The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954) *
64. R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996)
65. The Isley Brothers “It’s Your Thing” (1969)
66. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas “Heat Wave” (1963)
67. The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman” (1961)
68. The Miracles “Shop Around” (1960)
69. Jimmy Ruffin “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” (1966)
70. The Drifters “Save the Last Dance for Me” (1960)

71. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
72. Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” (1966)
73. Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
74. The Jackson 5 “ABC” (1970)
75. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993)
76. Aretha Franklin “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (1967)
77. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)
78. Al Green “Love and Happiness” (1977)
79. Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (1965)
80. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960) *

81. Isaac Hayes “Theme from ‘Shaft’” (1971)
82. Chuck Berry “Maybellene” (1955)
83. The Shirelles “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (1960)
84. Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978) *
85. Gladys Knight & the Pips “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1967)
86. Fats Domino “Ain’t That a Shame” (1955)
87. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
88. Sly & the Family Stone “Everyday People” (1968)
89. Little Richard “Long Tall Sally” (1956)
90. The Temptations “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (1972)

91. The Isley Brothers “This Old Heart of Mine” (1966)
92. The Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There” (1972)
93. The Impressions “People Get Ready” (1965)
94. James Brown “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” (1966)
95. The O’Jays “Love Train” (1973)
96. Arthur Conley “Sweet Soul Music” (1967)
97. The Platters “Only You and You Alone” (1955)
98. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)
99. The Four Tops “Baby, I Need Your Loving” (1964)
100. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)

* Those songs marked with an asterisk are featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Songs of the Rock Era 1954-1999 available from DavesMusicDatabase.com or Amazon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New Book! The Top 100 Songs of the Pre-Rock Era 1890-1953


The Top 100 Songs of the Pre-Rock Era 1890-1953

is available at Amazon.com for $13.95.

Songwriters and big bands and barbershop quartets ruled. Broadway and sheet music drove popularity, not YouTube and Spotify. However, a perusal of most “best songs of all time” list suggests music didn’t exist prior to the rock era. This book remedies that problem by focusing exclusively on the music before Elvis Presley and the Beatles - the works of songwriters such as Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan and musicians like Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Al Jolson. Compiled from sales figures, and chart data, and hundreds of best-of lists, these are the best songs of roughly the first half of the 20th century.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

United States: Top #1 Songs

This is a list of the #1 songs of all time according to U.S. pop charts – with a twist. All songs to hit #1 for more than 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 are included in this list. That covers 1955 to present. For 1890 to 1955, the go-to source is Pop Memories 1890-1954. The book is published by Record Research, who provide reference books for numerous Billboard charts.

* Songs noted with an asterisk hit #1 for 10 weeks or more on the Billboard Hot 100 airplay list. This chart was started in 1984 and is especially relevant in the 1990s when some songs were not released as singles, or were delayed so that the song’s airplay could promote album purchases. This chart allowed songs like Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” and No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” to have lofty summits at the top without being “true” Hot 100 #1’s.

** These are songs which hit #1, like Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” but end up even higher on this list because of a longer run on the airplay chart.

*** Finally, this chart consolidates songs which hit #1 multiple times. This was especially prevalent in the pre-rock era when the focus was more on the song than the artist who recorded it. This allows songs like “Peg O’ My Heart” and “Over There” – which each hit #1 FOUR times – to make this list. Artists who took the song to #1 are listed, along with the year the song first charted and how many weeks it was at the pinnacle.

One last note – in the event of ties, songs are ranked according to most overall points in Dave’s Music Database. For songs which hit #1 multiple times, the version which accumulated the most points is used.

So without further ado…


    25 weeks:

  1. Peg O’ My Heart (Charles Harrison, 1913, 7 wks; The Harmonicats, 1947, 8 wks; Buddy Clark, 1947, 6 wks; The Three Suns, 1947, 4 wks) ***
    22 weeks:

  2. The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas, 1950, 11 wks; Guy Lombardo, 1950, 11 wks) ***
    21 weeks:

  3. The Gypsy (The Ink Spots, 1946, 13 wks; Dinah Shore, 1946, 8 wks) ***
  4. Oh What It Seemed to Be (Frankie Carle & Marjorie Hughes, 1946, 11 wks; Frank Sinatra, 1946, 8 wks) ***

    18 weeks:

  5. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998) *
    17 weeks:

  6. Over There (American Quarter, 1917, 9 wks; Nora Bayes, 1917, 3 wks; Peerless Quartet, 1917, 2 wks; Enrico Caruso, 1918, 3 wks) ***
  7. Near You…Francis Craig with Bob Lamm (1947)
  8. In the Good Old Summertime (J.W. Myers, 1902, 7 wks; Haydn Quartet, 1903, 6 wks; Sousa’s Band, 1903, 4 wks) ***

    16 weeks:

  9. We Belong Together…Mariah Carey (2005) **
  10. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995)
  11. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996) *
    15 weeks:

  12. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (American Quartet, 1914, 7 wks; John McCormack, 1915, 8 wks) ***
    14 weeks:

  13. White Christmas…Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers (1942)
  14. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992)
  15. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997)
  16. My Blue Heaven (Gene Austin, 1927, 13 wks; Paul Whiteman, 1927, 1 wk) ***
  17. Shine on, Harvest Moon (Harry MacDonough & Elise Stevenson, 1909, 9 wks; Ada Jones & Billy Murray, 1909, 5 wks) ***
  18. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994)
  19. I Gotta Feeling…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  20. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995)
  21. Cruising Down the River on a Sunday Afternoon (Blue Barron & His Orchestra, 1949, 7 wks; Russ Morgan & the Skylarks, 1949, 7 wks) ***
  22. Uptown Funk!…Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014)
  23. No One…Alicia Keys (2001) **
  24. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996) **
  25. On the Banks of the Wabash (George J. Gaskin, 1897, 10 wks; Steve Porter, 1898, 4 wks) ***
    13 weeks:

  26. In the Mood…Glenn Miller (1939)
  27. Tennessee Waltz…Patti Page (1950)
  28. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart) (Haydn Quartet, 1904, 10 wks; Columbia Male Quartet, 1904, 3 wks) ***
  29. Dardanella…Ben Selvin (1920)
  30. Goodnight Irene…The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra (1950)
  31. Frenesi…Artie Shaw (1940)
  32. I’ve Heard That Song Before…Harry James with Helen Forrest (1943)
  33. Till We Meet Again (Henry Burr & Albert Campbell, 1919, 9 wks; Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough, 1919; 2 wks; Charles Hart with Lewis James, 1919, 1 wk) ***
  34. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992)
  35. Heartaches…Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner (1947)
  36. The Glow-Worm (Victor Orchestra, 1908, 5 wks; Lucy Isabelle Marsh, 1908, 5 wks; The Mills Brothers, 1952, 3 wks) ***
  37. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy with Monica (1998)
  38. No Scrubs…TLC (1999) **
  39. When You Were Sweet Sixteen (George J. Gaskin, 1900, 8 wks; Jere Mahoney, 1900, 5 wks) ***
  40. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994) **
  41. The Sidewalks of New York (Dan Quinn, 1895, 9 wks; J.W. Myers, 1895, 4 wks) ***
  42. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996) *
    12 weeks:

  43. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan, 1911, 10 wks; Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell, 1938, 2 wks) ***
  44. The Prisoner’s Song…Vernon Dalhart (1925)
  45. I’ll Never Smile Again…Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers (1940)
  46. Paper Doll…Mills Brothers (1943)
  47. Lose Yourself…Eminem (2002)
  48. You Belong to Me…Jo Stafford (1952)
  49. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)…Vaughn Monroe (1949)
  50. Sonny Boy…Al Jolson (1928)
  51. Yeah!…Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris (2004)
  52. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999)
  53. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
  54. The Last Round-Up (George Olsen, 1933, 9 wks; Guy Lombardo & Carmen Lombardo, 1933, 3 wks) ***
  55. Boom Boom Pow…Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  56. Dilemma…Nelly with Kelly Rowland (2002) **
  57. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011) **
  58. See You Again…Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)
  59. Closer…The Chainsmokers (2016)
    11 weeks:

  60. Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog…Elvis Presley (1956)
  61. Cheek to Cheek…Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (1935)
  62. Whispering…Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (1920)
  63. April Showers…Al Jolson (1922)
  64. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (Leo Reisman, 1933, 8 wks; Ethel Waters, 1933, 3 wks) ***
  65. School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)…Byron Harlan (1907)
  66. Casey Jones…American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910)
  67. Cry…Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads (1951)
  68. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)…Les Paul with Mary Ford (1953)
  69. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997)
  70. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet…Haydn Quartet (1909)
  71. The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa, 1897, 8 wks; Sousa’s Band, 1901, 3 wks) ***
  72. Valencia (A Song of Spain)…Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Franklyn Baur (1926)
  73. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
  74. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
  75. Irreplaceable…Beyonce (2006) **
  76. The Preacher and the Bear…Arthur Collins (1905)
  77. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)…Henry Burr (1918)
  78. Arkansaw Traveler…Len Spencer (1902)
  79. Ramona (Gene Austin, 1928, 8 wks; Paul Whiteman, 1928, 3 wks) ***
  80. To Each His Own (Eddy Howard, 1946, 8 wks; Freddy Martin & Stuart Wade, 1946, 2 wks; The Ink Spots, 1946, 1 wk) ***
  81. A Bird in a Gilded Cage (Steve Porter, 1900, 6 wks; Jere Mahoney, 1900, 5 wks) ***
  82. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997) *
  83. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993) **
  84. Independent Women…Destiny’s Child (2000)
  85. On Bended Knee…Boyz II Men (1994) **
  86. Let Me Love You…Mario (2004) **
    10 weeks:

  87. Night and Day…Leo Reisman’s Orchestra with Fred Astaire (1932)
  88. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)…Billy Murray (1906)
  89. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997) **
  90. Pennies from Heaven…Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra (1936)
  91. A-Tisket, A-Tasket…Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra (1938)
  92. You Light Up My Life…Debby Boone (1977)
  93. Buttons and Bows…Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys (1948)
  94. Till the End of Time…Perry Como (1945)
  95. Deep Purple (Larry Clinton & Bea Wain, 1939, 9 wks; Nino Tempo & April Stevens, 1963, 1 wk) ***
  96. My Gal Sal…Byron Harlan (1907)
  97. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (Byron Harlan, 1906, 9 wks; Harry Tally, 1906, 1 wk) ***
  98. After the Ball…George J. Gaskin (1893)
  99. Ballerina…Vaughn Monroe’s Orchestra (1947)
  100. Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me…Nick Lucas (1929)
  101. Sweet Leilani…Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (1937)
  102. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013)
  103. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)…Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1941)
  104. Physical…Olivia Newton-John (1981)
  105. Stein Song (University of Maine)…Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (1930)
  106. Low…Flo Rida with T-Pain (2007)
  107. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town…Ted Lewis & His Band (1932)
  108. Singing the Blues… Guy Mitchell (1956)
  109. Where Is Your Heart (Song from “Moulin Rouge”)…Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders (1953)
  110. Gold Digger…Kanye West with Jamie Foxx (2005)
  111. Rum and Coca-Cola…The Andrews Sisters (1945)
  112. Wheel of Fortune…Kay Starr (1952)
  113. Because of You…Tony Bennett (1951)
  114. Sincerely…The McGuire Sisters (1955)
  115. Moonlight Cocktail…Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (1942)
  116. Beautiful Ohio (Henry Burr, 1919, 9 wks; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra, 1919, 1 wk) ***
  117. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993) **
  118. The Band Played On…Dan Quinn (1895)
  119. Bedelia (Haydn Quartet, 1904, 7 wks; Billy Muray, 1904, 3 wks) ***
  120. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White…Perez “Prez” Prado (1955)
  121. There! I’ve Said It Again (Vaughn Monroe, 1945, 6 wks; Bobby Vinton, 1963, 4 wks) ***
  122. Foolish…Ashanti with Ja Rule (2002)
  123. Tell Me Pretty Maiden (Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer, 1901, 7 wks; Byron Harlan with Frank Stanley, Joe Belmont, & Florodora Girls, 1901, 3 wks) ***
  124. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (19994) **
  125. Hello Ma Baby (Len Spencer, 1899, 6 wks; Arthur Collins, 1899, 4 wks) ***
  126. Lollipop…Lil Wayne with Static Major (2008) **
  127. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993) **
  128. I Went to Your Wedding…Patti Page (1952)
  129. The Laughing Song…George W. Johnson (1891)
  130. Love Me and the World Is Mine (Henry Burr, 1906, 7 wks; Albert Campbell, 1906, 3 wks) ***
  131. A Hot Time in the Old Town (Dan Quinn, 1896, 7 wks; Len Spencer, 1897, 3 wks) ***
  132. Maria Maria…Santana with the Product G&B (2000)
  133. My Old New Hampshire Home…George J. Gaskin (1898)
  134. If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake…Eileen Barton (1950)
  135. U Got It Bad…Usher (2001) **
  136. Someday…Mariah Carey (1990) **
  137. Hello…Adele (2015)
  138. One Dance…Drake (2016)