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 Post subject: 500 Greatest Popular Recordings Of All Time
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500 Greatest Popular Recordings Of All Time

Criteria: - These recordings were ranked based on initial popularity, longevity and lasting popularity, influence, social impact, and on their effect on the development and advancement of recorded music and the music business in general. This is all done mainly from an American/English speaking perspective.

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1. In The Mood - Glenn Miller - 1939
2. White Christmas - Bing Crosby - 1942
3. God Bless America - Kate Smith - 1939
4. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry - 1958
5. Respect - Aretha Franklin - 1967
6. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland - 1939
7. Louie Louie - Kingsmen - 1963
8. Yesterday - Beatles - 1965
9. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye - 1968
10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones - 1965
11. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets - 1954
12. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley - 1957
13. The Christmas Song - Nat "King" Cole - 1946
14. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor - 1978
15. My Way - Frank Sinatra - 1969
16. God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday - 1941
17. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley - 1956
18. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan - 1965
19. Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams - 1953
20. Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) [Live at Carnegie Hall] - Benny Goodman - 1938
21. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys - 1966
22. My Girl - Temptations - 1964
23. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin - 1959
24. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson - 1982
25. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - 1971
26. Hey Jude - Beatles - 1968
27. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Brothers - 1964
28. Celebration - Kool & The Gang - 1980
29. Swanee - Al Jolson - 1920
30. West End Blues - Louis Armstrong - 1928
31. Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington - 1941
32. Stardust - Artie Shaw - 1940
33. The Stars And Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa's Band - 1897
34. Stand By Me - Ben E. King - 1961
35. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard - 1955
36. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley - 1956
37. Silent Night, Holy Night - Bing Crosby - 1935
38. Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway - 1931
39. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown - 1965
40. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley - 1955
41. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Hank Williams - 1952
42. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles - 1960
43. Maybellene - Chuck Berry - 1955
44. Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan - 1963
45. I Pagliacci - Vesti La Giubba - Enrico Caruso - 1904
46. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday - 1939
47. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley - 1956
48. Earth Angel - Penguins - 1954
49. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen - 1975
50. The Twist - Chubby Checker - 1960
51. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees - 1977
52. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye - 1971
53. She Loves You - Beatles - 1963
54. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Al Jolson - 1918
55. What'd I Say - Ray Charles - 1959
56. I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra - 1956
57. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis - 1957
58. A Day In The Life - Beatles - 1967
59. Rhapsody In Blue - Paul Whiteman feat. George Gershwin - 1924
60. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Haydn Quartet - 1908
61. Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller - 1929
62. Crazy - Patsy Cline - 1961
63. Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1972
64. Unforgettable - Nat "King" Cole - 1951
65. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969
66. Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang - 1979
67. I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Tony Bennett - 1962
68. Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby - 1944
69. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers - 1974
70. Crossroads Blues - Robert Johnson - 1937
71. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie - 1947
72. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams - 1949
73. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller - 1939
74. Shout - Isley Brothers - 1959
75. I Want You Back - Jackson 5 - 1969
76. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash - 1956
77. Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris - 1948
78. You Really Got Me - Kinks - 1964
79. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - 1955
80. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles - 1963
81. A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke - 1964
82. Imagine - John Lennon - 1971
83. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) - Harry Belafonte - 1956
84. Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner - 1954
85. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes - 1964
86. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding - 1968
87. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins - 1956
88. Please, Please, Please - James Brown and the Famous Flames - 1956
89. If I Didn't Care - Ink Spots - 1939
90. Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward and the Dominoes - 1951
91. Twist And Shout - Beatles - 1963
92. You Always Hurt The One You Love - Mills Brothers - 1944
93. Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington - 1930
94. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles - 1960
95. Be My Baby - Ronettes - 1963
96. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge - 1966
97. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino - 1956
98. One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie - 1937
99. T For Texas (Blue Yodel # 1) - Jimmie Rodgers - 1928
100. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's - 1962

101. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry - 1949
102. The Great Pretender - Platters - 1955
103. White Christmas - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter - 1954
104. You Send Me - Sam Cooke - 1957
105. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters - 1941
106. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly and the Crickets - 1957
107. A Hard Day's Night - Beatles - 1964
108. Caldonia Boogie - Louis Jordan - 1945
109. Wabash Cannon Ball - Roy Acuff - 1938
110. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley - 1957
111. Under The Boardwalk - Drifters - 1964
112. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream - 1967
113. The Loco-Motion - Little Eva - 1962
114. So What - Miles Davis - 1959
115. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - 1975
116. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett - 1965
117. Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison - 1960
118. People Get Ready - Impressions - 1965
119. Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page - 1950
120. Up On The Roof - Drifters - 1962
121. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Supremes - 1966
122. The Tracks Of My Tears - Miracles - 1965
123. Rock And Roll, Part 2 - Gary Glitter - 1972
124. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard - 1956
125. Cry - Johnnie Ray - 1951
126. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner's Band - 1951
127. Something - Beatles - 1969
128. American Pie - Don McLean - 1971
129. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry - 1956
130. In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins - 1956
131. Super Freak - Rick James - 1981
132. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes - 1971
133. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum - 1967
134. That's Life - Frank Sinatra - 1966
135. I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles - 1962
136. Light My Fire - Doors - 1967
137. Soul Man - Sam & Dave - 1967
138. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix - 1967
139. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen - 1977
140. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles - 1967
141. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye - 1973
142. Hotel California - Eagles - 1976
143. In The Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rodgers - 1928
144. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas - 1963
145. Y.M.C.A. - Village People - 1978
146. House Of The Rising Sun - Animals - 1964
147. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Muddy Waters - 1954
148. Take Five - Dave Brubeck - 1959
149. The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan - 1964
150. That's All Right - Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill - 1954
151. Oh. Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison - 1964
152. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel - 1970
153. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) - Billie Holiday - 1945
154. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine - James Brown - 1970
155. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly - 1957
156. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran - 1958
157. Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite - Spaniels - 1954
158. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace - 1954
159. Space Oddity - David Bowie - 1969
160. Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds - 1965
161. Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas - 1964
162. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Miracles - 1962
163. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd - 1974
164. Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye) - Carter Family - 1935
165. Daddy's Little Girl - Mills Brothers - 1950
166. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford - 1955
167. My Generation - The Who - 1965
168. The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart - 1925
169. The St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith - 1925
170. How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford - 1951
171. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers - 1965
172. Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette - 1968
173. The Wanderer - Dion - 1961
174. Runaround Sue - Dion - 1961
175. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana - 1991
176. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield - 1966
177. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers - 1972
178. Never My Love - Association - 1967
179. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - 1982
180. Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone - 1968
181. Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson - 1928
182. For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions - 1958
183. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick - 1964
184. The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz/Atrud Gilberto - 1964
185. Crying In The Chapel - Orioles - 1953
186. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis - 1957
187. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple - 1972
188. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who - 1971
189. Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps - 1956
190. The Sounds Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel - 1965
191. Paper Doll - Mills Brothers - 1943
192. Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters - 1954
193. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff - 1972
194. On Broadway - Drifters - 1963
195. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - 1969
196. Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones - 1968
197. Koko - Charlie Parker - 1945
198. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown (Doris Day) - 1945
199. April In Paris - Count Basie - 1955
200. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash - 1955

201. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1969
202. When Doves Cry - Prince - 1984
203. Work With Me Annie - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - 1954
204. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae - 1974
205. Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys - 1964
206. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations - 1966
207. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone - 1971
208. Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams - 1951
209. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up the Funk) - Parliament -1976
210. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton - 1942
211. Shotgun - Jr. Walker & the All-Stars - 1965
212. Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett - 1956
213. Walk, Don't Run - Ventures - 1960
214. There Goes My Baby - Drifters - 1959
215. Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs - 1960
216. The Grand Old Rag (You're A Grand Old Flag) - Billy Murray - 1906
217. Walking The Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb - 1941
218. Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke - 1962
219. Too Young - Nat "King" Cole - 1951
220. Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers - 1957
221. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price - 1952
222. Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor - 1928
223. Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues - 1967
224. It's Too Soon To Know - Orioles - 1948
225. Money Honey - Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter - 1953
226. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield - 1972
227. Stormy Weather - Ethel Waters - 1933
228. Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins - 1939
229. Casey Jones - American Quartet featuring Billy Murray - 1910
230. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King - 1969
231. I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos - 1959
232. California Girls - Beach Boys - 1965
233. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown - 1965
234. It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley - 1960
235. I'm In The Mood For Love - Louis Armstrong - 1935
236. Sh-Boom - Chords - 1954
237. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria - 1963
238. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller (Tex Beneke and the Modernaires) - 1941
239. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC - 1980
240. Layla - Derek and the Dominos - 1970
241. Get Your Kicks On Route 66 - Nat "King" Cole - 1946
242. Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan - 1946
243. Walk This Way - Aerosmith - 1975
244. Cold Cold Heart - Hank Williams - 1951
245. Let's Stay Together - Al Green - 1971
246. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis - 1957
247. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops - 1966
248. Have Mercy Baby - Billy Ward and the Dominoes - 1952
249. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms - 1957
250. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston - 1992
251. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group - 1966
252. Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin - 1971
253. Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Professor Longhair - 1950
254. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw - 1938
255. Whatever Will Be, Will Be - Doris Day - 1956
256. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens - 1958
257. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack - 1973
258. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) Domenico Modugno - 1958
259. I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby - 1944
260. One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra - 1958
261. I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles - 1954
262. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith - 1920
263. That's Amore - Dean Martin - 1953
264. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones - 1968
265. Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard - 1958
266. Je T'aime ...Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - 1969
267. At Last - Etta James - 1960
268. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher - 1965
269. Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker - 1948
270. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & Shondells - 1968
271. Ain't It A Shame - Fats Domino - 1955
272. New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 1940
273. Dust My Broom - Elmore James - 1951
274. Manish Boy - Muddy Waters - 1955
275. Mystery Train - Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill - 1955
276. Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf - 1956
277. You Made Me Love You, I Didn't Want To Do It - Al Jolson - 1913
278. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe - 1947
279. Beat It - Michael Jackson - 1982
280. My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin - 1927
281. God Only Knows - Beach Boys - 1966
282. Fever - Little Willie John - 1956
283. Why Don't You Do Right? - Benny Goodman (Peggy Lee) - 1942
284. Sonny Boy - Al Jolson - 1928
285. Surfin' U.S.A. - Beach Boys - 1963
286. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - 1982
287. You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford - 1952
288. Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) - T-Bone Walker - 1947
289. It's Too Late - Carole King - 1971
290. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee - 1958
291. It's Like That - Run-D.M.C. - 1983
292. A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement - John Coltrane - 1965
293. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey (Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers) - 1940
294. Paranoid - Black Sabbath - 1970
295. Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed - 1959
296. Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones - 1969
297. Michelle - Beatles - 1965
298. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) - Aretha Franklin - 1967
299. Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown - 1960
300. I'm A Believer - Monkees - 1966

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 Post subject: Re: 500 Greatest Popular Recordings Of All Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Just made a change to this list.

The top song of this decade has entered:

480. Rolling In The Deep - Adele - 2010

Replacing.....

480. Over There - American Quartet - 1917


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