Sunday, March 12, 2023

Top Songs of My Lifetime: 1957 to Today

Cannons' "Hurricane" turned out to be my favorite song of 2022, despite ending up only at #6 for my Top 100 Hits of 2022 chart.

Songs Per Year From the Start of My Life

Once again re-visiting my list of Top Songs per year of my life. I took the opportunity to revise the list once again, adding the 2022 entry and replacing the one from 2016.

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 12, 2023.

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 - Spirits - The Strumbellas
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
2021 - Save Your Tears (remix) - The Weeknd with Ariana Grande
2022 - Hurricane - Cannons

Whatever song emerges in 2023 as my favorite will be added to this list later.

Listen To Every Song on My Spotify Channel

Monday, January 9, 2023

Mel's Current Top 20 Hits: The Latest Chart

Mel’s Current Top 20
Hot Tracks That Should Be Hits

Note: Some of the embedded videos may not play on this site due to copyright restrictions.

The chart is updated on a weekly basis. The date of the last update to the chart appears on the chart and at the top of this post. Detailed discussion for the week's chart can be found at the M4B Chart website for Mel's Current Top 20.

SPOTIFY - Be sure to check our Spotify playlist to listen to all 20 hits.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Mel's Top 100 Hits of 2022


THE TOP 100 HITS OF 2022

As compiled from Mel’s Current Top 20 Weekly Charts

The following is a list of the Top 100 Hits of 2022 followed by a link to the Spotify playlist. You can go to the Top 100 of 2022 page to view the Chart Notes and the embedded videos.

Listen to THE TOP 100 HITS OF 2022 on SPOTIFY

Sunday, June 26, 2022

June 26, 2022 - New From Beyonce and Demi Lovato

 Mel’s Current Top 20

June 26, 2022: CHART NOTES

Two big movers leap 10 points in their second week. The first is "Catalonia" by Vance Joy, up from #19 to #9. Right behind him is the revival track of "Running Up That Hill," from Kate Bush, also up ten from #20 last week to #10 this week.

Right behind them is Envy of None with "Never Say I Love You" which was #18 last week and now #11 this week.

Two debut songs: "Break My Soul," the latest from Beyoncé is at #19. The lyric video for that is below. The showcase video this week is from Demi Lovato. It's her rock track "Skin of My Teeth, " first week on at #20.


TWSong TitleArtistLW
2Heat WavesGlass Animals3
3My LoveFlorence + The Machine4
4Hold My HandLady Gaga2
5BonesImagine Dragons5
6Out of TimeThe Weeknd7
7This HellRina Sawayama10
8EnemyImagine Dragons x J.I.D.       6
9CataloniaVance Joy19
10Running Up That HillKate Bush20
11Never Say I Love You Envy of None18
122StepEd Sheeran8
13No One Dies From Love  Tove Lo15
14Jiggle JiggleDuke & Jones & 12
15One LifeEd Sheeran17
16About Damn TimeLizzo9
17When You're GoneShawn Mendes11
18Western WindCarly Rae Jepsen13
19Break My SoulBeyoncenew
20Skin of My TeethDemi Lovatonew

For Beyoncé, we only have the lyric video for her chart debut.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Mel's Current Top 20 | June 16, 2022 | June 9, 2022.

Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant Songs You Don't Care About

As of June 16, 2022.

TWSong TitleArtistLW
2Hold My HandLady Gaga2
3Heat WavesGlass Animals4
4My LoveFlorence + The Machine6
5BonesImagine Dragons5
6EnemyImagine Dragons x J.I.D.3
7Out of TimeThe Weeknd8
82StepEd Sheeran9
9About Damn TimeLizzo7
10This HellRina Sawayama13
11When You're GoneShawn Mendes11
12Jiggle JiggleDuke & Jones & Louis Theroux14
13Western WindCarly Rae Jepsen12
14StrangeMiranda Lambert15
15No One Dies From LoveTove Lo16
16As It WasHarry Styles10
17One LifeEd Sheeran19
18Never Say I Love YouEnvy of None20
19CataloniaVance Joynew
20Running Up That HillKate Bushnew


Cannons hold at #1 for a second week with "Hurricane," a track from their album Fever Dream. Lady Gaga's former #1 hit "Hold My Hand" from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack album holds at #2 this week.

As stated at the top of this post Rina Sawayama released a new video to her current hit "This Hell, " which moves up this chart from #13 to #10.

One of my favorite new songs this week is "Catalonia" by Vance Joy making its debut at #19.

Our second debut song is more than 30 years old. The Netflix TV series Stranger Things which I have never watched is responsible for the revival of this great oldie from Kate Bush... "Running Up That Hill" makes a very late debut to this chart just like the revival of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" back in 2020. "Running Up That Hill" originally came out in 1985. Wow!

I am all for old songs making a chart comeback when new audiences discover them.

Mel’s Current Top 20

Significant Songs You Don't Care About

This is last week's chart....

As of June 9, 2022.

TWSong TitleArtistLW
2Hold My HandLady Gaga1
3EnemyImagine Dragons x J.I.D.2
4Heat WavesGlass Animals5
5BonesImagine Dragons4
6My LoveFlorence + The Machine7
7About Damn TimeLizzo6
8Out of TimeThe Weeknd9
92StepEd Sheeran10
10As It WasHarry Styles8
11When You're GoneShawn Mendes13
12Western WindCarly Rae Jepsen12
13This HellRina Sawayama15
14Jiggle JiggleDuke & Jones & Louis Theroux16
15StrangeMiranda Lambert17
16No One Dies From LoveTove Lo19
17Zick ZackRammstein11
18BloodrushThe Amazons18
19One LifeEd Sheerannew
20Never Say I Love YouEnvy of Nonenew