Saturday, March 13, 2021

Top Songs of My Lifetime: 1957 to Today



My year count has finally caught up with the famous Beatles song above!

Songs Per Year From the Start of My Life

I had this list compiled a few years ago but never published it. Today as I reach another milestone, I decided to update the list.

It was very hard choosing just one song, per year since the start of my life. Many classic songs from every year had to be left off. Some songs you may know and recognize as classics.  Many were big Top 40 hits, with several going to #1.

Others were just #1 in my mind, but I love em to this day. So check the list out and listen to the Spotify Playlist provided at the end of the chart.

Have a great day!

Top Songs of My Lifetime
One song for each year of my life: 1957 to 2020.
Personal favorites or significant songs to pop music history.

Updated March 13, 2021.

Year - Title - Artist

1957 - Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
1958 - Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
1959 - Sweet Nothins - Brenda Lee
1960 - The Twist - Chubby Checker
1961 - Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
1962 - Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
1963 - Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades
1964 - A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
1966 - I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four
1967 - Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots
1968 - Hey Jude - The Beatles
1969 - Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
1970 - Let It Be - The Beatles
1971 - Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
1972 - American  Pie - Don McLean
1973 - Crocodile Rock - Elton John
1974 - Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
1975 - Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
1976 - Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) - Fleetwood Mac
1977 - Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
1978 - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
1979 - My Sharona - The Knack
1980 - (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
1981 - The Break Up Song - Greg Kihn Band
1982 - I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
1983 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
1984 - When Doves Cry - Prince & the Revolution
1985 - Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
1986 - Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
1987 - Just Like Heaven - The Cure
1988 - Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns And Roses
1989 - Lovesong - The Cure
1990 - Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
1991 - Valerie Loves Me - Material Issue
1992 - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
1993 - Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
1994 - Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs
1995 - Kiss From A Rose - Seal
1996 - Don't Speak - No Doubt
1997 - Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
1998 - The Way - Fastball
1999 - Maria - Blondie
2000 - Smooth - Santana featuring Rob Thomas
2001 - Island in the Sun - Weezer
2002 - Hella Good - No Doubt
2003 - Stacy's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
2004 - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day
2005 - Love In A Trashcan - The Raveonettes
2006 - Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2007 - Phantom Limb - The Shins
2008 - Pork and Beans - Weezer
2009 - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
2010 - Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
2011 - Paradise - Coldplay
2012 - Drive By - Train
2013 - Change - Churchill
2014 - Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
2015 - Hello - Adele
2016 - Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
2017 - Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2018 - Perfect - Ed Sheeran
2019 - Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
2020 - Living in a Ghost Town - The Rolling Stones

Whatever song emerges in 2021 as my favorite will be added to this list later.

Listen To Every Song on My Spotify Channel






Sunday, February 7, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20: Only One New Song on the Chart



Gwen Stefani's official video for "Let Me Reintroduce Myself" @ #3 on Mel's Current Top 20.

Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant songs that you don't care about.

As of February 7, 2021

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1.  Find My Way (3rd week @ #1)  -  Paul McCartney - 1
2.  No Body, No Crime - Taylor Swift featuring HAIM -  2
3.  Let Me Reintroduce Myself - Gwen Stefani - 4
4.  Tick Tock (featuring 24kGoldn)  -  Clean Bandit & Mabel - 3
5.  Change - Pale Waves - 5
6.  Treat People With Kindness - Harry Styles - 8
7.  Realize - AC/DC - 10
8.  Dig - Fanny Lumsden - 9
9.  Willow - Taylor Swift - 7
10.  Driver's License - Olivia Rodrigo - 17
11.  Here's To The Nights - Ringo Starr - 11
12.  No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters - 13
13.  Afterglow - Ed Sheeran - 6
14.  Mood - 24KGoldn f/Iann Dior - 12
15.  Minimum Wage - Blake Shelton - 16
16.  Words - Barry Gibb & Dolly Parton - 18
17.  Lucid - Rina Sawayama - 19
18.  Save Your Tears - The Weeknd - NEW
19.  Something in Your Eyes - Steps - 14
20.  Breakfast in Bed - imy2 - 20

CHART NOTES: Only one song makes a debut on the Top 20 this week. "Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd makes its debut at #18. I am not a big fan of this artist. That can be attested to the fact that his big hit from last year "Blinding Lights" did not even make my chart. Ha! Still this latest one has grown on me. We'll see how high it goes.

Paul McCartney holds at #1 for the 3rd week in a row with "Find My Way", holding Taylor Swift back at #2 for another week with her hit "No Body, No Crime". Gwen Stefani moves up one point from #4 to #3 with "Let Me Reintroduce Myself".

Olivia Rodrigo must be the hottest new artist around these days. I was introduced to her hit single "Drivers License" a few weeks back by a friend's Facebook post. The song made its debut on this chart a few weeks back at #20, moved to #17 last week and now bolts up 7 to #10 this week. It already is #1 on a number of charts including the Billboard Hot 100.

Australia's Fanny Lumsden is a country artist that has been on this chart for several weeks now. It looked like her hit "Dig" was going to slip more this week... but no. It moved up a point from #9 to #8. It was #1 on my weekly Country 5 + 5 chart.

VIDEO SHOWCASE: My favorite videos of the week....




Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License - live on Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show





LISTEN MEL's CURRENT TOP 20 on SPOTIFY

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20 - McCartney Holds at Number One



Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant songs that you don't care about.

As of January 28, 2021 | Posted February 2, 2021.

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. Find My Way - Paul McCartney - 1
2. No Body, No Crime - Taylor Swift featuring HAIM - 3
3. Tick Tock (featuring 24kGoldn) - Clean Bandit & Mabel - 2
4. Let Me Reintroduce Myself - Gwen Stefani - 5
5. Change - Pale Waves - 7
6. Afterglow - Ed Sheeran - 6
7. Willow - Taylor Swift - 4
8. Treat People With Kindness - Harry Styles - 11
9. Dig - Fanny Lumsden - 8
10. Realize - AC/DC - 13
11. Here's To The Nights - Ringo Starr - 12
12. Mood - 24KGoldn f/Iann Dior - 9
13. No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters - 15
14. Something in Your Eyes - Steps - 10
15. Anyone - Justin Bieber - 14
16. Minimum Wage - Blake Shelton - 19
17. Driver's License - Olivia Rodrigo - 20
18. Words - Barry Gibb & Dolly Parton - NEW
19. Lucid - Rina Sawayama - NEW
20. Breakfast in Bed - imy2 - NEW

CHART NOTES: Paul McCartney holds at #1 for a second week with "Find My Way". Taylor Swift moves up a point to #2 with "No Body No Crime" off her latest album, Evermore. Will it top the chart? We'll see.

Three artists making their debuts this week are Barry Gibb with Dolly Parton, Rina Sawayama and imy2.

This Week's Video Showcase







Sunday, January 24, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20 - Paul McCartney Tops The Chart!

 

MEL'S CURRENT TOP 20
Significant songs that you don't care about.
January 21, 2021.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Find My Way - Paul McCartney - 2
2. Tick Tock (featuring 24kGoldn) - Clean Bandit & Mabel - 3
3. No Body, No Crime - Taylor Swift featuring HAIM - 8
4. Willow - Taylor Swift - 1
5. Let Me Reintroduce Myself - Gwen Stefani - 5
6. Afterglow - Ed Sheeran - 7
7. Change - Pale Waves - 9
8. Dig - Fanny Lumsden - 10
9. Mood - 24KGoldn f/Iann Dior - 4
10. Something in Your Eyes - Steps - 6
11. Treat People With Kindness - Harry Styles - 18
12. Here's To The Nights - Ringo Starr - 14
13. Realize - AC/DC - 16
14. Anyone - Justin Bieber - 19
15. No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters - 20
16. What's Your Country Song - Thomas Rhett - 11
17. Shot in the Dark - AC/DC - 12
18. Kings & Queens - Ava Max - 13
19. Minimum Wage - Blake Shelton - NEW
20. Driver's License - Olivia Rodrigo - NEW

CHART NOTES

Paul McCartney top sthe chart this week with "Find My Way." It's the first single off his new album McCartney III. He is the first of two former Beatles on the chart. Ringo Starr moves up from #14 to #12 with "Here's To the Nights." It's a star studded single featuring former bandmate Paul as well as other familiar faces.

At #2 is a holder on from last year. "Tick Tock" by Clean Bandit featuring 24kGoldn & Mabel moves up one spot from #3 to #2. It was at #2 in December 2020, and made it to the Top 100 Songs of the Year at position #30. I just love the song and the video is cool.

Country star Blake Shelton debuts at #19 with "Minimum Wage." Newcomer to the charts, Olivia Rodrigo makes her debut with "Driver's License" coming in at #20. Olivia has gotten a lot of "buzz" lately. She may be the breakout artist of 2021.

Best new video is "Realize" by AC/DC. A great rock anthem now has a great cutting edge, high contrast band performance video in black and white. Very nice. The song is at #13 up from #16 last week.

FAVORITE VIDEOS OF THE WEEK







Sunday, January 17, 2021

Mel's Current Top 20 - Week of January 17, 2021 - Taylor Swift Still at #1



Mels Current Top 20

Significant songs that you don't care about.
Posted January 14, 2021 - Week of January 17

TW - Song Title - Artist - LW

1. Willow - Taylor Swift - 1
2. Find My Way - Paul McCartney - 5
3. Tick Tock (featuring 24kGoldn) - Clean Bandit & Mabel - 3
4. Mood - 24KGoldn f/Iann Dior - 4
5. Let Me Reintroduce Myself - Gwen Stefani - 6
6. Something in Your Eyes - Steps - 2
7. Afterglow - Ed Sheeran - 8
8. No Body, No Crime - Taylor Swift featuring HAIM - 18
9. Change - Pale Waves - 14
10. Dig - Fanny Lumsden - 12
11. What's Your Country Song - Thomas Rhett - 7
12. Shot in the Dark - AC/DC - 9
13. Kings & Queens - Ava Max - 10
14. Here's To The Nights - Ringo Starr - 19
15. What The Future Holds - Steps - 13
16. Realize - AC/DC - 20
17. Golden - Harry Styles - 11
18. Treat People With Kindness - Harry Styles - NEW
19. Anyone - Justin Bieber - NEW
20. No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters - NEW

CHART NOTES: Taylor Swift holds at #1 for the third consecutive week with her hit "Willow". The track taken from the Evermore album is one of two songs on the chart from it this week. The other is "No Body, No Crime" which bolts from last week's debut of #18 to #8 this week. The track also features the group HAIM.

Paul McCartney moves up three points to claim the #2 position with "Find My Way", the debut single off the album McCartney III.
 
Pale Waves seem to be riding high as "Change" from their upcoming album Who Am I? It's a good pop alt rock song that moves from #14 to #9.

Three songs make their chart debut. Harry Styles' latest "Treat People With Kindness" checks in at #18, Justin Bieber is at #19 with "Anyone" and the Foo Fighters are at #20 with "No Son of Mine".

I have high hopes that the new, upcoming Foo Fighters album Medicine at Midnight will be a great pop-rock masterpiece. Three songs have been released in advance of the album's debut.

VIDEO SHOWCASE

Top debut single @ #18 - Harry Styles "Treat People with Kindness"