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