Top 100 Songs in the Last 50 Years

Anyone frequenting my blog knows that I often site the music charts, noting what kids are listening to today. Here’s a little peice of history that’s just plain fun.

Billboard’s Hot 100 list is now 50 years old, and to celebrate, they put together the All-Time Top Songs from the last 50 years (and it’s hilarious to read the comments and bantar that follows the list… a lot of people all riled up about a song THEY think should have made the list. Then one guy, obviously Billboard’s guy, straightens them out with all the facts of how long those respective songs actually made the list, etc. I think I had more fun reading the comments than the actual list!). Most of the songs have a Youtube link to the video.

Here’s the top 10 from their list…

#1 is Chubby Checker’s THE TWIST

2. SMOOTH
Santana Featuring Rob Thomas

3. MACK THE KNIFE
Bobby Darin

4. HOW DO I LIVE
LeAnn Rimes

5.  MACARENA (BAYSIDE BOYS MIX)
Los Del Rio

6. PHYSICAL
Olivia Newton-John

7. YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
Debby Boone

8. HEY JUDE
The Beatles

9. WE BELONG TOGETHER
Mariah Carey

10. UN-BREAK MY HEART
Toni Braxton

Click here for their entire list (and the comments)

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Top 100 Songs in the Last 50 Years

  1. Hi says:

    The worst list no rap??