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The 100 greatest pop songs since 1963

2000-11-17 12:46

A list of top 100 pop songs since 1963 as determined by experts at MTV and Rolling Stone magazine.

  • 1. "Yesterday", The Beatles (1965).
  • 2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones (1965).
  • 3. "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana (1991).
  • 4. "Like a Virgin", Madonna (1984).
  • 5. "Billie Jean", Michael Jackson (1983).
  • 6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand", The Beatles (1964).
  • 7. "Respect", Aretha Franklin (1967).
  • 8. "One", U2 (1992).
  • 9. "I Want You Back", The Jackson 5 (1969).
  • 10. "I Want it That Way", Backstreet Boys (1999).
  • 11. "Hotel California", The Eagles (1977).
  • 12. "Where Did Our Love Go?" The Supremes (1964).
  • 13. "Sweet Child O' Mine", Guns N' Roses (1988).
  • 14. "Brown Sugar", The Rolling Stones (1971).
  • 15. "Imagine", John Lennon (1971).
  • 16. "Nothing Compares 2 U", Sinead O'Connor (1990).
  • 17. "Superstition", Stevie Wonder (1972).
  • 18. "Losing My Religion", R.E.M. (1991).
  • 19. "Vogue", Madonna (1990).
  • 20. "Like a Rolling Stone", Bob Dylan (1965).
  • 21. "Brown Eyed Girl", Van Morrison (1967).
  • 22. "Beat It", Michael Jackson (1983).
  • 23. "Oh, Pretty Woman", Roy Orbison (1964).
  • 24. "What's Going On", Marvin Gaye (1971).
  • 25. "...Baby One More Time", Britney Spears (1998).
  • 26. "Go Your Own Way", Fleetwood Mac (1977).
  • 27. "When Doves Cry", Prince (1984).
  • 28. "In My Life", The Beatles (1965).
  • 29. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen (1975).
  • 30. "Your Song", Elton John (1970).
  • 31. "Smooth", Santana featuring Rob Thomas (1999).
  • 32. "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay", Otis Redding (1968).
  • 33. "My Generation", The Who (1965).
  • 34. "You Oughta Know", Alanis Morissette (1995).
  • 35. "Born to Run", Bruce Springsteen (1975).
  • 36. "Waterfalls", TLC (1995).
  • 37. "O.P.P.", Naughty By Nature (1991).
  • 38. "Changes", David Bowie (1972).
  • 39. "Iris", Goo Goo Dolls (1998).
  • 40. "I Will Always Love You", Whitney Houston (1992).
  • 41. "Proud Mary", Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969).
  • 42. "Every Breath You Take", The Police (1983).
  • 43. "Miss You", The Rolling Stones (1978).
  • 44. "Dancing Queen", ABBA (1976).
  • 45. "Tears in Heaven", Eric Clapton (1992).
  • 46. "The Tracks of My Tears", Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (1965).
  • 47. "Jump", Van Halen (1984).
  • 48. "Jeremy", Pearl Jam (1992).
  • 49. "Tangled Up in Blue", Bob Dylan (1975).
  • 50. "Little Red Corvette", Prince (1983).
  • 51. "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", The Temptations (1971).
  • 52. "Maybe I'm Amazed", Paul McCartney (1970).
  • 53. "Faith", George Michael (1987).
  • 54. "Under the Bridge," Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992).
  • 55. "Bye Bye Bye," 'N Sync (2000).
  • 56. "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor (1979).
  • 57. "Our Lips Are Sealed", Go-Go's (1981).
  • 58. "One Headlight", The Wallflowers (1996).
  • 59. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", Stevie Wonder (1973).
  • 60. "Just the Way You Are", Billy Joel (1977).
  • 61. "The One I Love", R.E.M. (1987).
  • 62. "Papa Don't Preach", Madonna (1986).
  • 63. "MMMbop," Hanson (1997).
  • 64. "Bennie and the Jets", Elton John (1974).
  • 65. "Just What I Needed", The Cars (1978).
  • 66. "Time After Time", Cyndi Lauper (1984).
  • 67. "My Name Is", Eminem (1999).
  • 68. "Only Happy When it Rains", Garbage (1996).
  • 69. "Just Can't Get Enough", Depeche Mode (1981).
  • 70. "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys (1966).
  • 71. "I Wanna Be Sedated", The Ramones (1979).
  • 72. "Free Fallin'", Tom Petty (1989).
  • 73. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" Culture Club (1982).
  • 74. "Tiny Dancer", Elton John (1972).
  • 75. "Hot Fun in the Summertime", Sly & The Family Stone (1969).
  • 76. "Creep", Radiohead (1993).
  • 77. "Let's Stay Together", Al Green (1971).
  • 78. "Longview", Green Day (1994).
  • 79. "Nasty", Janet Jackson (1986).
  • 80. "I Need Love", LL Cool J (1987).
  • 81. "Don't Speak", No Doubt (1996).
  • 82. "Rock With You," Michael Jackson (1979).
  • 83. "I Want to Know What Love Is", Foreigner (1984).
  • 84. "Wonderwall," Oasis (1995).
  • 85. "Surrender", Cheap Trick (1978).
  • 86. "Don't You Want Me", The Human League (1982).
  • 87. "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)", The Pretenders (1980).
  • 88. "Gone Til November", Wyclef Jean (1998).
  • 89. "Careless Whisper", Wham! Featuring George Michael (1984).
  • 90. "The Boy Is Mine", Brandy & Monica (1998).
  • 91. "No Diggity," Blackstreet (1996).
  • 92. "You Shook Me All Night Long", AC/DC (1980).
  • 93. "Stayin' Alive", The Bee Gees (1977).
  • 94. "All the Small Things", Blink-182 (1999).
  • 95. "Good Times" Chic (1979).
  • 96. "Photograph", Def Leppard (1983).
  • 97. "Love Shack", the B-52's (1989).
  • 98. "She Drives Me Crazy", Fine Young Cannibals (1989).
  • 99. "Just a Friend", Biz Markie (1989).
  • 100. "Tainted Love", Soft Cell (1982). - Sapa-AP