10 favorite songs per year.

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  1. Since I've been a kid I've liked romantic-era classical music, as a teenager I found '60s-'90s top 40 pop, then rock, hard rock, grunge, and since my 20s it's been more adult contemporary and score. Recommendations welcome, especially pre-'65 and post-'99.
  2.  
  3. Classical
  4. Unknown year
  5. 1930s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  6. 1940s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  7. 1950s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  8. 1960s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  9. 1970s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  10. 1980s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  11. 1990s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  12. 2000s 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  13. 2010s 0 1 2
  14. All time
  15. 2012

  16. 1. "Ho hey"* - The lumineers
  17. 2011

  18. 1. "Somebody that I used to know"* - Gotye, Kimbra [Wally de Backer, Luiz Bonfá]
  19. 2. "Holocene" - Bon iver [Justin Vernon]
  20. 3. "America's son"* - Air review
  21. 4. "Wild heart"* - Futurebirds [Stevie Nicks (1983)]
  22. 5. "Time after time (accoustic)"* - Eva Cassidy [Rob Hyman, Cyndi Lauper]
  23. 2010

  24. 1. "Change of seasons"* - Sweet thing [Owen Carrier, Tyler Kyte, Alex Last, Tim Nussey, Nick Rose, Morgan Waters]
  25. 2. "My love"* - Sia
  26. 3. "Take on me"* - Graziella Schazad [Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, PÃ¥l Waaktaar]
  27. 4. "Dance mother"* - Sweet thing
  28. 2009

  29. 1. "Memories (someone we'll never know)" - Clint Mansell [Clint Mansell]
  30. 2. "Somebody loved (Adam version)"* - The weepies [Deb Talan, Steve Tannen (2003)]
  31. 3. "Smoke without fire" - Duffy [Duffy, Bernard Butler]
  32. 4. "Kaufman's ballad"* - Megafaun
  33. 5. "Running through woodland" - Message to bears [Jerome Alexander]
  34. 2008

  35. 1. "Diamond ring" - Sheryl Crow [Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott]
  36. 2. "Ships" - Josh Woodward [Josh Woodward]
  37. 3. "Chasing pavements" - Adele [Adele, Eg White]
  38. 2007

  39. 1. "Farsi prayer" - Lisbeth Scott [Robert Duncan]
  40. 2. "Hometown glory" - Adele [Adele]
  41. 3. "She remained" - Josh Woodward [Josh Woodward]
  42. 4. "Low is a height"* - Great northern
  43. 5. "Falling slowly"* - Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová [Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (2006)]
  44. 6. "Stop and stare"* - OneRepublic [Ryan Tedder, Zachary Filkins, Andrew Brown, Eddie Fisher & Tim Myers]
  45. 2006

  46. 1. "What he means" - Just jinjer
  47. 2. "Chasing cars"* - Snow patrol [Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn]
  48. 3. "Inside job" - Pearl jam [Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder]
  49. 4. "Gone" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  50. 5. "Hurt"* - Christina Aguilera [Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, Mark Ronson]
  51. 2005

  52. 1. "Hide and seek" - Imogen Heap [Imogen Heap]
  53. 2. "Less than a pearl"* - Enya [Enya, Roma Ryan]
  54. 3. "The funeral" - unknown [Greg Edmonson (Firefly) (2003)]
  55. 4 . "Going for a ride" - Hollywood studio symphony [David Newman]f
  56. 5. "Studying stones - Ani DiFranco [Ani DiFranco]
  57. 2004

  58. 1. "Breathe me" - Sia [Sia Furler, Dan Carey]
  59. 2. "Somewhere only we know" - Keane [Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes]
  60. 3. "The heart asks pleasure first - The promise (edit)" - Michael Nyman, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra [Michael Nyman]
  61. 4. "How it ends"* - DeVotchKa
  62. 5. "Jesus is on the main line"* - Tracy Bonham, Aerosmith [traditional, Fred McDowell]
  63. 6. "I'd like"* - Freshlyground
  64. 2003

  65. 1. "Chosen (long version)" - unknown [Robert Duncan]
  66. 2. "The boys of summer" - The ataris [Don Henley, Mike Campbell (1984)]
  67. 3. "Hymn I (axion esti)" - Vassilis Tsabropoulos [Vassilis Tsabropoulos, traditional hymn]
  68. 4. "Such great heights"* - Iron and wine [Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello]
  69. 6. "Man of the hour" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  70. 5. "Into the west" - Annie Lennox [Fran Walsh, Howard Shore]
  71. 7. "Prayer" - Vassilis Tsabropoulos [Vassilis Tsabropoulos]
  72. 8. "Friend of the devil" - Counting crows [Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter (1970)]
  73. 9. "God is real / Hare Ram"* - Krishna Das
  74. 10. "Changes"* - Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne [Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward (1972), Kelly Osbourne]
  75. 2002

  76. 1. "Mad world"* - Michael Andrews, Gary Jules [Roland Orzabal]
  77. 2. "Gollum's song" - Emiliana Torrini [Fran Walsh, Howard Shore]
  78. 3. "I'm with you"* - Avril Lavigne [Avril Lavigne, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards]
  79. 4. "Arc" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  80. 5. "A little less conversation (Junkie XL remix, radio edit)" - Elvis Presley [Mac Davis, Billy Strange (c. 1968)]
  81. 6. "The man comes around"* - Johnny Cash [Johnny Cash]
  82. 7. "Can't keep" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  83. 8. "Complicated"* - Avril Lavigne [Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards]
  84. 2001

  85. 1. "Smooth criminal" - Alien ant farm [Michael Jackson (1988)]
  86. 2. "Jaded" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen]
  87. 3. "Drops of Jupiter (tell me)" - Train [Pat Monahan]
  88. 4. "May it be"* - Enya [Enya, Roma Ryan]
  89. 5. "Over my head"* - Lit [A. Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff]
  90. 2000

  91. 1. "Hanging by a moment" - Lifehouse [Jason Wade]
  92. 2. "The time is now"* - Moloko [Róisín Murphy, Mark Brydon]
  93. 3. "Speak the word" - Tracy Chapman [Tracy Chapman]
  94. 4. "Story of a girl"* - Nine days [John Hampson]
  95. 5. "It's my life"* - Bon Jovi [Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin]
  96. 1999

  97. 1. "Colorblind" - Counting crows [Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham]
  98. 2. "Higher" - Creed [Mark Tremonti, Scott Stapp]
  99. 3. "Blue eyes" - Springbok nude girls
  100. 4. "Last kiss" - Pearl jam [Wayne Cochran, Joe Carpenter, Randall Hoyal, Bobby McGlon (1961)]
  101. 5. "The dolphin's cry" - Live [Ed Kowalczyk]
  102. 6. "Dance with you" - Live [Ed Kowalczyk]
  103. 7. "She"* - Elvis Costello [Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer (1974)
  104. 8. "Hey Leonardo (she likes me for me)"* - Blessid union of souls [Eliot Sloan, Jeff Pence]
  105. 9. "Steel rain" - Chris Cornell [Chris Cornell]
  106. 10. "Viðrar vel til loftárása - Sigur rós [Sigur rós]
  107. 1998

  108. 1. "Whiskey in the jar" - Metallica [traditional (1600s)]
  109. 2. "Wishlist" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  110. 3. "Believe" - K's choice [Sarah Betten, Gert Betten]
  111. 4. "My favourite game" - The cardigans [Peter Svensson, Nina Persson]
  112. 5. "Uninvited" - Alanis Morissette [Alanis Morissette]
  113. 6. "Music sounds better with you"* - Stardust [Thomas Bangalter, Benjamin Cohen, Alain Quême]
  114. 7. "Given to fly" - Pearl jam [Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder]
  115. 8. "Come with me (instrumental)"* - Jimmy Page, Tom Morello [Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Sean Combs, Mark Curry]
  116. 9. "Iris"* - Goo goo dolls [John Rzeznik]
  117. 10. "Lullaby"* - Shawn Mullins [Shawn Mullins]
  118. 1997

  119. 1. "Exit music (for a film)"* - Radiohead [Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway]
  120. 2. "Good riddance (time of your life)"* - Green day [Billie Joe Armstrong]
  121. 3. "Pink" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Richie Supa, Glen Ballard]
  122. 4. "The departure" - unknown [Michael Nyman]
  123. 5. "Bitch" - Meredith Brooks [Meredith Brooks, Shelly Peiken]
  124. 6. "Bitter sweet symphony"* - The verve [Richard Ashcroft, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards]
  125. 7. "If God will send his angels (single version)" - U2 [U2]
  126. 8. "The morrow" - unknown [Michael Nyman]
  127. 9. "Sunshower" - Chris Cornell [Chris Cornell]
  128. 10. "Now that you're here" - unknown [Michael Nyman]
  129. 1996

  130. 1. "Angels of the silences" - Counting crows [Adam Duritz, David Bryson]
  131. 2. "Blue moon revisited (song for Elvis)" - Cowboy junkies [Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart]
  132. 3. "Walls (circus)" - Tom Petty and the heartbreakers, Lindsey Buckingham [Tom Petty]
  133. 4. "King of New Orleans"* - Better than Ezra [Kevin Griffin]
  134. 5. "Hey Jupiter" - Tori Amos [Tori Amos]
  135. 6. "Susan's house"* - Eels [Mark Oliver Everett, Jim Jacobsen, and Jim Weatherly]
  136. 7. "Feelin' love" - Paula Cole [Paula Cole]
  137. 8. "Breathe" - Midge ure [Midge Ure]
  138. 9. "Bulls on parade"* - Rage against the machine [Rage Against the Machine, Zack de la Rocha.]
  139. 10. "If it makes you happy"* - Sheryl Crow [Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott]
  140. 1995

  141. 1. "Don't speak" - No doubt [Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani]
  142. 2. "The promise" - Tracy Chapman [Tracy Chapman]
  143. 3. "1979" - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  144. 4. "Your house" - Alanis Morissette [Alanis Morissette]
  145. 5. "Thirty-three"* - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  146. 6. "Tonight, tonight" - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  147. 7. "Zero"* - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  148. 8. "Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me" - U2 [U2]
  149. 9. "Bullet with butterfly wings"* - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  150. 10. "Sweet dreams (are made of this)"* - Marilyn Manson [Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart (1983)]
  151. 1994

  152. 1. "Cornflake girl" - Tori Amos [Tori Amos]
  153. 2. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley [Leonard Cohen (1984)]
  154. 3. "I alone"* - Live [Live]
  155. 4. "The day I tried to live" - Soundgarden [Chris Cornell]
  156. 5. "4th of July" - Soundgarden [Chris Cornell]
  157. 6. "Better man" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  158. 7. "Corduroy" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder]
  159. 8. "Fell on black days" - Soundgarden [Chris Cornell]
  160. 9. "Black hole sun" - Soundgarden [Chris Cornell]
  161. 10. "Lightning crashes"* - Live [Live]
  162. 1993

  163. 1. "Into dust" - Mazzy star [Hope Sandoval, David Roback]
  164. 2. "Run, baby, run" - Sheryl Crow [David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow]
  165. 3. "Daughter" - Pearl jam [Dave Abbruzzese, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder]
  166. 4. "Are you gonna go my way?" - Lenny Kravitz [Lenny Kravitz, Craig Ross]
  167. 5. "Bolero, red" - Sinfonia varsovia [Zbigniew Preisner]
  168. 6. "Livin' on the edge" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson]
  169. 7. "Disarm"* - The smashing pumpkins [Billy Corgan]
  170. 8. "Eat the rich" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance]
  171. 9. "The crossing (Osiyeza)" - Johnny Clegg and Savuka [Johnny Clegg]
  172. 10. "Creeping death (live, Mexico City)" - Metallica [James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett]
  173. 1992

  174. 1. "Smells like teen spirit" - Tori Amos [Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic (1991)]
  175. 2. "Runaway train" - Soul asylum [Dave Pirner]
  176. 3. "Everybody hurts"* - R.E.M. [Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, John Paul Jones]
  177. 4. "Somebody to shove" - Soul asylum [Dave Pirner]
  178. 5. "I want you" - Sophie B. Hawkins [Bob Dylan (1966)]
  179. 6. "Cat's in the cradle" - Ugly kid Joe [Harry Chapin, Sandra Chapin (1974)]
  180. 7. "What's up?" - 4 non blondes [Linda Perry]
  181. 8. "Wake up"* - Rage against the machine [Zack de la Rocha]
  182. 9. "Creep"* - Radiohead [Radiohead, Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood]
  183. 10. "Black gold" - Soul asylum [Dave Pirner]
  184. 1991

  185. 1. "Main title from Terminator 2"* - Brad Fiedel [Brad Fiedel]
  186. 2. "Love... thy will be done" - Martika [Martika, Prince]
  187. 3. "Black" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard]
  188. 4. "Nothing else matters" - Metallica [James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich]
  189. 5. "The show must go on" - Queen [Queen]
  190. 6. "Word of mouth"* - Mike and the mechanics [Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil]
  191. 7. "Jeremy" - Pearl jam [Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament]
  192. 8. "Can't stop this thing we started"* - Bryan Adams [Bryan Adams, Robert Lange]
  193. 9. "Jesus Christ pose" - Soundgarden [Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd, Kim Thayil]
  194. 10. "Walking in Memphis" - Marc Cohn [Marc Cohn]
  195. 1990

  196. 1. "I can see clearly now" - Hothouse flowers [Johnny Nash]
  197. 2. "Farewell and end title" - unknown [John Barry (Dances with wolves)]
  198. 3. "Nothing compares 2 u" - Sinéad O'Connor [Prince]
  199. 4. "The John Dunbar theme (initial)" - unknown [John Barry (Dances with wolves)]
  200. 5. "Moneytalks"* - AC/DC [Angus Young, Malcolm Young]
  201. 6. "Thunderstruck"* - AC/DC [Angus Young, Malcolm Young]
  202. 7. "Bird on a wire"* - The Neville brothers [Leonard Cohen (1969)]
  203. 8. "Crying in the rain"* - A-ha [Howard Greenfield, Carole King]
  204. 9. "Suicide blonde"* - INXS [Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence]
  205. 10. "Little fluffy clounds [ambient mk 1]"* - The orb [Alex Paterson, Martin Glover, Rickie Lee Jones, Ennio Morricone, Steve Reich, Harry Nilsson]
  206. 1989

  207. 1. "The downeaster 'Alexa'" - Billy Joel [Billy Joel]
  208. 2. "Janie's got a gun" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton]
  209. 3. "Closer to fine" - Indigo girls, Hothouse flowers, Luka Bloom, Paulinho da Costa [Emily Saliers]
  210. 4. "Leningrad" - Billy Joel [Billy Joel]
  211. 5. "If I could turn back time"* - Cher [Diane Warren]
  212. 6. "Black velvet" - Alannah Myles [David Tyson, Christopher Ward]
  213. 7. "Let the river run"* - Carly Simon [Carly Simon]
  214. 8. "I wish it would rain down" - Phil Collins [Phil Collins]
  215. 9. "Like a prayer"* - Madonna [Madonna, Patrick Leonard]
  216. 10. "New York minute"* - Don Henley [Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Jai Winding]
  217. 1988

  218. 1. "Bullet the blue sky (Rattle and hum, live)" - U2 [U2]
  219. 2. "Watermark" - Enya [Enya]
  220. 3. "Everybody knows" - Leonard Cohen [Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson]
  221. 4. "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" - The proclaimers [Craig Reid, Charlie Reid]
  222. 5. "Stand" - R.E.M. [Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe]
  223. 6. "Desire" - U2 [U2]
  224. 7. "The living years" - Mike and the mechanics [Mike Rutherford, B. A. Robertson]
  225. 8. "She drives me crazy" - Fine young cannibals [Fine young cannibals]
  226. 9. "Where is my mind?" - Pixies [Black Francis]
  227. 10. "I'll be there for you" - Bon Jovi [ Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
  228. 1987

  229. 1. "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" - U2 [U2]
  230. 2. "China in your hand" - T'Pau [Carol Decker, Ron Rogers]
  231. 3. "With or without you" - U2 [U2]
  232. 4. "Where the streets have no name" - U2 [U2]
  233. 5. "Hungry eyes"* - Eric Carmen [John DeNicola, Franke Previte]
  234. 6. "Mothers of the disappeared" - U2 [U2]
  235. 7. "Love bites" - Def leppard [Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage, Robert John Lange]
  236. 8. "Nothing's gonna stop us now"* - Starship [Albert Hammond, Diane Warren]
  237. 9. "Luka"* - Suzanne Vega [Suzanne Vega]
  238. 10. "Beds are burning" - Midnight oil [Rob Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett]
  239. 1986

  240. 1. "Almaz" - Randy Crawford
  241. 2. "Live to tell"* - Madonna [Madonna, Patrick Leonard]
  242. 3. "True colors"* - Cyndi Lauper [Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Cyndi Lauper]
  243. 4. "Don't give up"* - Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush [Peter Gabriel]
  244. 5. "Who wants to live forever" - Queen [Brian May]
  245. 6. "Take my breath away"* - Berlin [Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock]
  246. 7. "Ever fallen in love" - Fine young cannibals [Pete Shelley]
  247. 8. "Homeless"* - Paul Simon, Ladysmith black mambazo [Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon]
  248. 9. "The final countdown"* - Europe [Joey Tempest]
  249. 10. "You can call me Al"* - Paul Simon [Paul Simon]
  250. 1985

  251. 1. "Walking on sunshine" - Katrina and the waves [Kimberley Rew]
  252. 2. "Somewhere" - Barbra Streisand [Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim]
  253. 3. "Clouds across the moon"* - The RAH band [Richard Anthony Hewson]
  254. 4. "We built this city"* - Starship [Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, Peter Wolf]
  255. 5. "Don't come around here no more"* - Tom Petty and the heartbreakers [Tom Petty, David A. Stewart]
  256. 6. "We don't need another hero (Thunderdome)"* - Tina Turner [Terry Britten, Graham Lyle]
  257. 7. "Suspicious minds" - Fine young cannibals [Mark James]
  258. 8. "One vision" - Queen [Queen]
  259. 9. "Don't you forget about me" - Simple minds [Keith Forsey, Steve Schiff]
  260. 10. "Everybody wants to rule the world" - Tears for fears [Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes]
  261. 1984

  262. 1. "Fade to black" - Metallica [James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett]
  263. 2. "99 red balloons"* - Nena [Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Carlo Karges, Kevin McAlea]
  264. 3. "One knight in Bangkok" - Murray Head, Anders Glenmark [Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice]
  265. 4. "Against all odds (take a look at me now)"* - Phil Collins [Phil Collins]
  266. 5. "Radio ga ga" - Queen [Roger Taylor‎]
  267. 6. "Holding out for a hero"* - Elizabeth Daily [Jim Steinman, Dean Pitchford]
  268. 7. "Dancing in the dark"* - Bruce Springsteen [Bruce Springsteen]
  269. 8. "Drive" - The cars [Ric Ocasek]
  270. 9. "We belong"* - Pat Benatar [Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro]
  271. 10. "Footloose"* - Kenny Loggins [Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford]
  272. 1983

  273. 1. "Every breath you take" - The police [Sting]
  274. 2. "All time high" - Rita Coolidge [John Barry, Tim Rice]
  275. 3. "Sunday bloody Sunday" - U2 [U2]
  276. 4. "New year's day" - U2 [U2]
  277. 5. ""40"" - U2 [U2]
  278. 6. "Uptown girl" - Billy Joel [Billy Joel]
  279. 7. "Song to the siren"* - This mortal coil [Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley (1969)]
  280. 8. "Girls just want to have fun"* - Cyndi Lauper [Robert Hazard (1979)]
  281. 9. "Time after time"* - Cyndi Lauper [Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman]
  282. 10. "Theme from Antarctica"* - Vangelis [Vangelis]
  283. 1982

  284. 1. "Jack & Diane" - John Mellencamp [John Mellencamp]
  285. 2. "Africa"* - Toto [David Paich, Jeff Porcaro]
  286. 3. "Eye of the tiger"* - Survivor [Frankie Sullivan, Jim Peterik]
  287. 4. "Bad to the bone"* - George Thorogood and the destroyers (1982) [George Thorogood]
  288. 5. "Total eclipse of the heart" - Bonnie Tyler [Jim Steinman]
  289. 6. "I don't wanna dance"* - Eddy Grant [Eddy Grant]
  290. 7. "Heartbreaker"* - Dionne Warwick [Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb]
  291. 8. "Gloria"* - Laura Branigan [Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, Trevor Veitch]
  292. 9. "Las palabras de amor"* - Queen [Brian May]
  293. 10. "Should I stay or should I go"* - The clash [Mick Jones]
  294. 1981

  295. 1. "October" - U2 [U2]
  296. 2. "In the air tonight" - Phil Collins [Phil Collins]
  297. 3. "Under pressure" - Queen, David Bowie [Queen, David Bowie]
  298. 4. "For your eyes only" - Sheena Easton [Bill Conti, Mick Leeson]
  299. 5. "I love rock 'n roll"* - Joan Jett & the blackhearts [Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker (1975)]
  300. 6. "We kill the world (don't kill the world)"* Boney M. - [Frank Farian, Giorgio Sgarbi, Giusela Sgarbi]
  301. 7. "Bette Davis eyes" - Kim Carnes [Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon]
  302. 8. "Kids in America" - Kim Wilde [Marty Wilde, Ricky Wilde]
  303. 9. "Hold on tight"* - Electric light orchestra [Jeff Lynne]
  304. 10. "Angel of the morning"* - Juice Newton [Chip Taylor (1967)]
  305. 1980

  306. 1. "Don't stand so close to me" - The police [Sting]
  307. 2. "Take that look off your face" - Marti Webb [Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black]
  308. 3. "Celebration"* - Kool & the gang [Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang]
  309. 4. "Babooshka"* - Kate Bush [Kate Bush]
  310. 5. "Funkytown"* - Lipps inc [Steven Greenberg]
  311. 6. "Call me"* - Blondie [Debbie Harry, Giorgio Moroder]
  312. 7. "Together we are beautiful"* - Fern Kinney [Ken Leray]
  313. 8. "Atomic" (single version)* - Blondie [Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri]
  314. 1979

  315. 1. "My Sharona" - The knack [Doug Fieger, Berton Averre]
  316. 2. "My my, hey hey (out of the blue) (live)" - Neil Young [Neil Young, Jeff Blackburn]
  317. 3. "The ballad of Lucy Jordan" - Marianne Faithfull [Shel Silverstein]
  318. 4. "I don't like Mondays"* - Boomtown rats [Bob Geldof]
  319. 5. "Video killed the radio star" - The buggles [Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley]
  320. 6. "Brass in pocket"* - The pretenders [Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott]
  321. 7. "Escape"* - Rupert Holmes [Rupert Holmes]
  322. 1978

  323. 1. "We've got tonight"* - Bob Seger [Bob Seger]
  324. 2. "Baker street" - Gerry Rafferty [Gerry Rafferty]
  325. 3. "You needed me"* - Anne Murray [Randy Goodrum]
  326. 4. "Song for Guy"* - Elton John [Elton John]
  327. 5. "Bright eyes"* - Art Garfunkel [Mike Batt]
  328. 6. "Mary's boy child; Oh my Lord"* - Boney M. [Jester Hairston, Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Hela Lorin]
  329. 7. "Wuthering heights"* - Kate Bush [Kate Bush]
  330. 1977

  331. 1. "Dust in the wind"* - Kansas [Kerry Livgren]
  332. 2. "Nobody does it better" - Carly Simon [Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager]
  333. 3. "Mull of Kintyre"* - Wings [Paul McCartney, Denny Laine]
  334. 4. "We will rock you" - Queen [Brian May]
  335. 5. "Cocaine"* - Eric Clapton [JJ Cale]
  336. 6. "Kings and queens" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas]
  337. 7. "Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs"* - Brian and Michael
  338. 8. "Don't stop"* - Fleetwood Mac [Christine McVie]
  339. 9. "Dreams"* - Fleetwood Mac [Stevie Nicks]
  340. 1976

  341. 1. "Hotel California"* - Eagles [Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley]
  342. 2. "Blowin' in the wind" - Joan Baez [Bob Dylan (1963)]
  343. 3. "More than a feeling"* - Boston [Tom Scholz]
  344. 4. "(Don't fear) the reaper"* - Blue öyster cult [Buck Dharma]
  345. 5. "Go your own way"* - Fleetwood Mac [Lindsey Buckingham]
  346. 6. "Livin' thing"* - Electric light orchestra [Jeff Lynne]
  347. 7. "Alpha" - Vangelis [Vangelis]
  348. 8. "Somebody to love" - Queen [Freddie Mercury]
  349. 9. "Isn't she lovely? (radio edit)" - Stevie Wonder [Stevie Wonder]
  350. 1975

  351. 1. "At seventeen" - Janis Ian [Janis Ian]
  352. 2. "Symphony to the powers b, movement 3" - Vangelis, English chamber choir, Guy Protheroe [Vangelis]
  353. 3. "Bohemian rhapsody" - Queen [Freddie Mercury]
  354. 4. "Sister golden hair"* - America [Gerry Beckley]
  355. 5. "All by myself (single edit)"* - Eric Carmen [Eric Carmen]
  356. 6. "Space oddity (UK reissue)"* - David Bowie [David Bowie (1969)]
  357. 1974

  358. 1. "Seasons in the sun" - Terry Jacks [Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen]
  359. 2. "Sweet home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd [Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant]
  360. 3. "Dark lady" - Cher [John Durrill]
  361. 4. "Love hurts"* - Nazareth [Boudleaux Bryant]
  362. 5. "You ain't seen nothing yet"* - Bachman-Turner overdrive [Randy Bachman]
  363. 6. "Mandy"* - Barry Manilow [Scott English, Richard Kerr]
  364. 1973

  365. 1. "Angie" - The rolling stones [Mick Jagger, Keith Richards]
  366. 2. "Killing me softly with his song" - Roberta Flack [Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel]
  367. 3. "Jolene"* - Dolly Parton [Dolly Parton]
  368. 4. "Piano man" - Billy Joel [Billy Joel]
  369. 5. "The free electric band" - Albert Hammond [Albert Hammond, Mike Hazelwood]
  370. 6. "Dream on" - Aerosmith [Steven Tyler]
  371. 7. "The joker (single)"* - Steve Miller band [Eddie Curtis, Ahmet Ertegün, Steve Miller]
  372. 8. "Long train runnin'"* - The doobie brothers [Tom Johnston]
  373. 1972

  374. 1. "Perfect day" - Lou Reed [Lou Reed]
  375. 2. "The first time ever I saw your face" - Roberta Flack [Ewan MacColl]
  376. 3. "Walk on the wild side"* - Lou Reed [Lou Reed]
  377. 4. "Can't keep it in"* - Cat Stevens [Cat Stevens]
  378. 5. "Rocket man"* - Elton John [Elton John, Bernie Taupin]
  379. 6. "Lean on me"* - Bill Withers [Bill Withers]
  380. 7. "Dreams are ten a penny (Jenny Jenny)"* - Kincade [John Carter, Gill Shakespeare]
  381. 8. "Time in a bottle"* - Jim Croce [Jim Croce]
  382. 9. "The way of love"* - Vikki Carr [Jack Diéval, Michel Rivgauche]
  383. 10. "Stuck in the middle with you" - Stealers wheel [Gerry Rafferty, Joe Egan]
  384. 1971

  385. 1. "Imagine" - John Lennon [John Lennon]
  386. 2. "Joy to the world" - Three dog night [Hoyt Axton]
  387. 3. "American pie"* - Don McLean [Don McLean]
  388. 4. "Stairway to heaven" - Led zeppelin [Jimmy Page, Robert Plant]
  389. 5. "Happy xmas (war is over)" - John & Yoko/Plastic Ono band with the Harlem community choir [John Lennon, Yoko Ono]
  390. 6. "Long cool woman in a black dress" - The hollies [Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway]
  391. 7. "Going to California" - Led zeppelin [Jimmy Page, Robert Plant]
  392. 8. "Riders on the storm" - The doors [Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore]
  393. 9. "The revolution will not be televised" - Gil Scott-Heron [Gil Scott-Heron]
  394. 10. "Ain't no sunshine"* - Bill Withers [Bill Withers]
  395. 1970

  396. 1. "Lady D'Arbanville" - Cat Stevens [Cat Stevens]
  397. 2. "Mr. Bojangles" - The nitty gritty dirt band [Jerry Jeff Walker (1968)]
  398. 3. "Lookin' out my back door"* - Creedence clearwater revival [John Fogerty]
  399. 4. "Up around the bend"* - Creedence clearwater revival [John Fogerty]
  400. 5. "Layla"* - Derek and the dominos [Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon]
  401. 6. "Sugar man"* - Rodriquez [Sixto Diaz Rodriguez]
  402. 7. "Bridge over troubled water" - Simon and Garfunkel [Paul Simon]
  403. 8. "Father and son"* - Cat Stevens [Cat Stevens]
  404. 9. "Ain't no mountain high enough (single edit)"* - Diana Ross [Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson (1966)]
  405. 10. "Paranoid"* - Black sabbath [Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward]
  406. 1969

  407. 1. "Fortunate son" - Creedence clearwater revival [John Fogerty]
  408. 2. "Where do you go to (my lovely)" - Peter Sarstedt [Peter Sarstedt]
  409. 3. "Spirit in the sky"* - Norman Greenbaum [Norman Greenbaum]
  410. 4. "Streets of London"* - Ralph McTell [Ralph McTell]
  411. 5. "Sugar, sugar"* - The Archies [Andy Kim, Jeff Barry]
  412. 6. "Little green bag" - George Baker selection [Jan Visser, George Baker]
  413. 7. "Conversations"* - Cilla Black
  414. 8. "My way"* - Frank Sinatra [Claude François, Jacques Revaux (1967), Paul Anka]
  415. 9. "I'm a believer"* - The monkees [Neil Diamond]
  416. 10. "Don't let me be misunderstood" - Nina Simone [Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus]
  417. 1968

  418. 1. "Sympathy for the devil" - The rolling stones [Mick Jagger, Keith Richards]
  419. 2. "In the year 2525 (exordium and terminus)"* - Zager and Evans [Rick Evans]
  420. 3. "Born to be wild"* - Steppenwolf [Mars Bonfire]
  421. 4. "With a little help from my friends"* - Joe Cocker [John Lennon, Paul McCartney]
  422. 5. "Magic carpet ride"* - Steppenwolf [Rushton Moreve, John Kay]
  423. 6. "What a wonderful world"* - Louis Armstrong [Bob Thiele, George David Weiss]
  424. 7. "All along the watchtower"* - The Jimi Hendrix experience [Bob Dylan (1967)]
  425. 8. "Crimson and clover"* - Tommy James and the Shondells [Tommy James; Peter Lucia, Jr]
  426. 9. "Mrs. Robinson" - Simon and Garfunkel [Paul Simon]
  427. 10. "Jesamine"* - The casuals
  428. 1967

  429. 1. "Can't take my eyes off you" - Frankie Valli [Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio]
  430. 2. "So long, Marianne" - Leonard Cohen [Leonard Cohen]
  431. 3. "Ruby Tuesday" - The rolling stones [Mick Jagger, Keith Richards]
  432. 4. "A whiter shade of pale" - Procol harum [Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher]
  433. 5. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin [Otis Redding (1965)]
  434. 6. "For what it's worth" - Buffalo Springfield [Stephen Stills]
  435. 7. "She's a rainbow" - The rolling stones
  436. 8. "Heroin" - The velvet underground [Lou Reed (1964)]
  437. 9. "Little boxes"* - Malvina Reynolds [Malvina Reynolds]
  438. 10. "Somebody to love"* - Jefferson airplane [Darby Slick]
  439. 1966

  440. 1. "Paint it black" - The rolling stones [Mick Jagger, Keith Richards]
  441. 2. "No milk today"* - Herman's hermits [Graham Gouldman]
  442. 3. "Gimme some lovin' (US version)"* - Spencer Davis group [Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, Muff Winwood]
  443. 4. "Reach out I'll be there"* - Four tops [Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr.]
  444. 5. "You don't have to say you love me"* - Dusty Springfield [Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham, Simon Napier-Bell]
  445. 6. "Don't explain" - Nina Simone [Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.]
  446. 7. "Wild thing"* - The troggs [Chip Taylor (1965)]
  447. 8. "These boots are made for walking"* - Nancy Sinatra [Lee Hazlewood]
  448. 9. "Homeward bound"* - Simon and Garfunkel [Paul Simon]
  449. 10. "Land of 1000 dances"* - Wilson Pickett [Chris Kenner]
  450. 1965

  451. 1. "Strange fruit" - Nina Simone [Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan) (1939)]
  452. 2. "The sounds of silence" - Simon and Garfunkel [Paul Simon]
  453. 3. "We gotta get out of this place" - The animals [Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil]
  454. 4. "California dreamin'" - The mamas and the papas [John Phillips, Michelle Phillips]
  455. 5. "Mr. tamborine man" - The byrds [Bob Dylan]
  456. 6. "You've got to hide your love away" - The beatles [John Lennon]
  457. 7. "Turn, turn, turn (to everything there is a season)" - The byrds [Solomon, Pete Seeger]
  458. 8. "Michelle"* - The beatles [Paul McCartney, John Lennon]
  459. 9. "Play with fire" - The rolling stones [Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman]
  460. 10. "Unchained melody"* - The righteous brothers [Alex North, Hy Zaret]
  461. 1964

  462. 1. "House of the rising sun" - The animals [traditional]
  463. 2. "Anyone who had a heart"* - Cilla Black [Burt Bacharach, Hal David]
  464. 3. "Fly me to the moon (in other words)"* - Frank Sinatra [Bart Howard]
  465. 4. "Downtown"* - Petula Clark [Tony Hatch]
  466. 5. "The times they are a-changin'"* - Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
  467. 6. "High hopes"* - Doris Day [Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn]
  468. 7. "Dancing in the street"* - Martha and the Vandellas [Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter]
  469. 1963

  470. 1. "Twist and shout"* - The beatles [Phil Medley, Bert Russell (1961)]
  471. 1962

  472. 1. "Green onions"* - Booker T and the MGs [Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewis Steinberg, Al Jackson, Jr.]
  473. 2. "The end of the world"* - Skeeter Davis [Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee]
  474. 3. "Boom boom"* - John Lee Hooker [John Lee Hooker]
  475. 1961

  476. 1. "At last" - Etta James [Mack Gordon, Harry Warren (1941)]
  477. 2. "Stand by me" - Ben E. King [Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller]
  478. 3. "Runaway"* - Del Shannon [Del Shannon, Max Crook]
  479. 4. "Jump in the line (shake, senora)"* - Harry Belafonte [Aldwyn Roberts]
  480. 5. "Crazy"* - Patsy Cline [Willie Nelson]
  481. 6. "Crying"* - Roy Orbison [Roy Orbison, Joe Melson]
  482. 1960

  483. 1. "Only the lonely (know how I feel)"* - Roy Orbison [Roy Orbison, Joe Melson]
  484. 1959

  485. 1. "Sleep walk" - Santo and Johnny [Santo Farina, Johnny Farina]
  486. 2. "Take five" - The Dave Brubeck quartet [Paul Desmond]
  487. 3. "Mack the knife"* - Bobby Darin [Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein, Turk Murphy]
  488. 1958

  489. 1. "Rumble"* - Link Wray and his ray men [Milt Grant, Link Wray]
  490. 2. "All I have to do is dream"* - The Everly brothers [Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant]
  491. 1957

  492. 1. "Wake up little Susie"* - The Everly brothers [Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant]
  493. 1956

  494. 1. "Blueberry hill"* - Fats Domino [Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis]
  495. 2. "Day-o (banana boat song)"* - Harry Belafonte [William Attaway, Harry Belafonte]
  496. 1954

  497. 1. "Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight"* - The spaniels [Calvin Carter, James "Pookie" Hudson]
  498. 2. "Smile"* - Nat King Cole [Charlie Chaplin (1936), John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons]
  499. 1950

  500. 1. "The Tennessee waltz"* - Patti Page [Redd Stewart, Pee Wee King (1946)]
  501. 1948

  502. 1. "Nature boy" - Nat King Cole [eden ahbez (1947)]
  503. 1939

  504. 1. "In the mood"* - Glenn Miller [Joe Garland, Glenn Miller, Andy Razaf]
  505. Unknown year

  506. 1. "My baby just cares for me" - Nina Simone [Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson (1928)]
  507. 2. "Reflections (China Beach version)"* - Diana Ross and the supremes [Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.]
  508. 3. "Sizo ngena" - ANC choir Angola
  509. Classical

  510. [Barber (1936)] "Adagio for strings" - The Philadelphia orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (1985)
  511. [Debussy (1905)] "Clair de lune" - Richard Meyrick
  512. [Beethoven (1812)] "Symphony 7, 2 allegretto" - BBC philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda
  513. [Elgar (1899)] "Enigma variations, Nimrod" - London symphony orchestra, Adrian Boult
  514. [Mozart (1791)] "Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor)" - London philharmonic choir and orchestra, David Bell (1990)
  515. [Beethoven (1801)] "Moonlight sonata, 1 Adagio sostenuto" - Dubravka Tomsic (1993)
  516. [David (c. 1000 BCE), Allegri (c. 1635)] "Miserere mei, Deus 1-4, 17-20" - Choir of king's college, Cambridge, Timothy Beasley-Murray, Gerald Finley, Stephen Cleobury (1984)
  517. [Rachmaninov (1934)] "Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, variation 18: andante cantabile" - Cécile Ousset, City of Birmingham symphony orchestra (1984)
  518. [Bach (1748)] "Violin concerto 1 in A minor, 2 Andante, BWV 1041" - Yehudi Menuhin, Bath festival orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin
  519. [Orff (1936)] "Dulcissime (Carmina Burana, Cour d'amours)" - Gerda Harman, Salzburg Mozarteum orchestra and chorus, Kurt Prestel
  520. [Beethoven (1810)] "Egmont overture" - London symphony orchestra, Alfred Scholz (1993)
  521. [Puccini (1924)] "Turandot, Nessun dorma" - José Carreras, Chœurs de l'opéra du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Alain Lombard
  522. [Orff (1936)] "O fortuna (Carmina Burana)" - Atlanta symphony orchestra and chorus
  523. [Handel (1727)] "Zadok the priest" - Ambrosian singers, Menuhin festival orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin
  524. [Prokofiev (1935)] "Romeo and Juliet, Montagues and Capulets (dance of the knights)" - The Philadelphia orchestra, Riccardo Muti
  525. [Delibes (1882)] "Lakmé, Viens, Malika (flower duet)" - Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet, Orchestre du théâtre national de l'opéra-comique, Alain Lombard
  526. [Verdi c. 1873] "Messa de requiem, Dies irae" - Philharmonic chorus and orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini
  527. [Gustav Mahler (1904)] "Symphony 5, 4 Adagietto" - Radio symphony orchestra Ljubljana, Anton Nanut (1993)
  528. [Donizetti, Cammarano (1835)] "Il dolce suono (Lucia di Lammermoor)"* - Inva Mula, London symphony orchestra
  529. [Bach (c. 1738)] "Harpsichord concerto 5 in F minor, BWV 1056, 2 Largo" - George Malcolm, Menuhin festival orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin
  530. 2010s

  531. 1. "Change of seasons"* - Sweet thing (2010)
  532. 2. "My love"* - Sia (2010)
  533. 3. "Somebody that I used to know"* - Gotye, Kimbra (2011)
  534. 4. "Holocene" - Bon iver (2011)
  535. 5. "America's son"* - Air review (2011)
  536. 6. "Ho hey"* - The lumineers (2012)
  537. 7. "Wild heart"* - Futurebirds (2011)
  538. 8. "Time after time (accoustic)"* - Eva Cassidy (2011)
  539. 9. "Take on me"* - Graziella Schazad (2010)
  540. 10. "Dance mother"* - Sweet thing (2010)
  541. 2000s

  542. 1. "Memories (someone we'll never know)" - Clint Mansell (2009)
  543. 2. "Smooth criminal" - Alien ant farm (2001)
  544. 3. "Farsi prayer" - Lisbeth Scott (2007)
  545. 4. "Hometown glory" - Adele (2007)
  546. 5. "Hide and seek" - Imogen Heap (2005)
  547. 6. "Mad world"* - Michael Andrews and Gary Jules (2002)
  548. 7. "Chosen (long version)" - unknown [Robert Duncan] (2003)
  549. 8. "Breathe me" - Sia (2004)
  550. 9. "Diamond ring" - Sheryl Crow [Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott] (2008)
  551. 10. "The boys of summer" - The ataris (2003)
  552. 1990s

  553. 1. "Angels of the silences" - Counting crows (1996)
  554. 2. "I can see clearly now" - Hothouse flowers (1990)
  555. 3. "Colorblind" - Counting crows (1999)
  556. 4. "Blue moon revisited (song for Elvis)" - Cowboy junkies (1996)
  557. 5. "Into dust" - Mazzy star (1993)
  558. 6. "Higher" - Creed (1999)
  559. 7. "Whiskey in the jar" - Metallica (1998)
  560. 8. "Walls (circus)" - Tom Petty and the heartbreakers, Lindsey Buckingham (1996)
  561. 9. "Cornflake girl" - Tori Amos (1994)
  562. 10. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley (1994)
  563. 1980s

  564. 1. "Walking on sunshine" - Katrina and the waves (1985)
  565. 2. "October" - U2 (1981)
  566. 3. "Almaz" - Randy Crawford (1986)
  567. 4. "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" - U2 (1987)
  568. 5. "Live to tell"* - Madonna (1986)
  569. 6. "Somewhere" - Barbra Streisand (1985)
  570. 7. "Fade to black" - Metallica (1984)
  571. 8. "Song to the siren" - This mortal coil (1983)
  572. 9. "The downeaster 'Alexa'" - Billy Joel (1989)
  573. 10. "Janie's got a gun" - Aerosmith (1989)
  574. 1970s

  575. 1. "Perfect day" - Lou Reed (1972)
  576. 2. "My Sharona" - The knack (1979)
  577. 3. "The first time ever I saw your face" - Roberta Flack (1972)
  578. 4. "Angie" - The rolling stones (1973)
  579. 5. "My my, hey hey (out of the blue) (live)" - Neil Young (1979)
  580. 6. "The ballad of Lucy Jordan" - Marianne Faithfull (1979)
  581. 7. "Imagine" - John Lennon (1971)
  582. 8. "Seasons in the sun" - Terry Jacks (1974)
  583. 9. "Lady D'Arbanville" - Cat Stevens (1970)
  584. 10. "At seventeen" - Janis Ian (1975)
  585. 1960s

  586. 1. "Paint it black" - The rolling stones (1966)
  587. 2. "Strange fruit" - Nina Simone (1965)
  588. 3. "At last" - Etta James (1961)
  589. 4. "Can't take my eyes off you" - Frankie Valli (1967)
  590. 5. "The sounds of silence" - Simon and Garfunkel (1965)
  591. 6. "Stand by me" - Ben E. King (1961)
  592. 7. "Fortunate son" - Creedence clearwater revival (1969)
  593. 8. "A whiter shade of pale" - Procol harum (1967)
  594. 9. "Where do you go to (my lovely)" - Peter Sarstedt (1969)
  595. 10. "Sympathy for the devil" - The rolling stones (1968)
  596. 1950s

  597. 1. "Sleep walk" - Santo and Johnny (1959)
  598. 2. "Take five" - The Dave Brubeck quartet (1959)
  599. 3. "Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight"* - The spaniels (1954)
  600. 4. "Smile"* - Nat King Cole (1954)
  601. 5. "Blueberry hill"* - Fats Domino (1956)
  602. 6. "Rumble"* - Link Wray and his ray men (1958)
  603. 7. "The Tennessee waltz"* - Patti Page (1950)
  604. 8. "Day-o (banana boat song)"* - Harry Belafonte (1956)
  605. 9. "All I have to do is dream"* - The Everly brothers (1958)
  606. 10. "Wake up little susie"* - The Everly brothers (1957)
  607. 1940s

  608. 1. "Nature boy" - Nat King Cole (1948)
  609. 1930s

  610. 1. "In the mood"* - Glenn Miller (1939)
  611. All time

  612. 1. "Paint it black" - The rolling stones (1966)
  613. 2. "Angels of the silences" - Counting crows (1996)
  614. 3. "Perfect day" - Lou Reed (1972)
  615. 4. [Barber (1936)] "Adagio for strings" - The Philadelphia orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (1985)
  616. 5. "Strange fruit" - Nina Simone (1965)
  617. 6. "Walking on sunshine" - Katrina and the waves (1985)
  618. 7. "I can see clearly now" - Hothouse flowers (1990)
  619. 8. "Colorblind" - Counting crows (1999)
  620. 9. "Memories (someone we'll never know)" - Clint Mansell (2009)
  621. 10. "Smooth criminal" - Alien ant farm (2001)
Author Comments: 

75-79, 80-89, 90-100

Artists most represented:
13 Pearl jam
12 (1) U2
9 Queen
8 Aerosmith
6 (1) The rolling stones
6 The smashing pumpkins
5 Soundgarden
4 Billy Joel
4 Live
4 Metallica
4 (1) Nina Simone
4 Simon and Garfunkel

7 unknown performing artists

Great idea...I'm in the process of doing this list myself, I guess great minds think alike! ;) Some great choices...glad to see 1986 contains Madonna's "Live To Tell" just a great song and also the incomparable Nina Simone's with 1965's "Strange Fruit", just haunting! I can't wait to see more!

For the listies: songs, I'm using your Favorite Tracks (under construction) list - please ping me when your year list is published.

Sure thing.

Favorite covers:

1. Strange fruit - Nina Simone [Billie Holliday]
2. I can see clearly now - The hothouse flowers [Jimmy Nash]
3. Smooth criminal - Alien ant farm [Michael Jackson]
4. Whiskey in the jar - Metallica [traditional]
5. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley [Leonard Cohen]
6. At last - Etta James [Ray Eberle, Pat Friday, Glenn Miller]
7. Somewhere - Barbra Streisand [Reri Grist]
8. Mad world - Michael Andrews and Gary Jules [Tears for Fears]
9. The first time ever I saw your face - Roberta Flack [Peggy Seeger]
10. The boys of summer - The Ataris [Don Henley]
11. The ballad of Lucy Jordan - Marianne Faithfull [Dr Hook]
12. Such great heights - Iron and wine [The postal service]
13. My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone [Eddie Cantor]
14. Nothing compares 2 u - Sinéad O'Connor [The family]
15. Smells like teen spirit - Tori Amos [Nirvana]