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Songs of the Century List

Posted: May 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

“Songs of the Century,” (Best songs of 1900-1999) chosen by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts

1. “OVER THE RAINBOW” JUDY GARLAND
2. “WHITE CHRISTMAS” BING CROSBY
3. ‘THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND” WOODY GUTHRIE
4. “RESPECT” ARETHA FRANKLIN
5. “AMERICAN PIE” DON McLEAN
6. “BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY” THE ANDREWS SISTERS
7. WEST SIDE STORY (album) original cast
8. “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” BILLY MURRAY
9. “YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN FEELIN” THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
10. “THE ENTERTAINER” SCOTT JOPLIN
11. “IN THE MOOD” GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
12. “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK” BILL HALEY & THE COMETS
13. “WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN” LOUIS ARMSTRONG
14. “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” JIMMIE DAVIS
15. “MACK THE KNIFE” BOBBY DARIN
16. “SATISFACTION” THE ROLLING STONES
17. “TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN” DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
18. “BLUEBERRY HILL” FATS DOMINO
19. “GOD BLESS AMERICA” KATE SMITH
20. “STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER” SOUSA’S BAND
21. “I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” MARVIN GAYE
22. “DOCK OF THE BAY” OTIS REDDING
23. “I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO” TONY BENNETT
24. “GOOD VIBRATIONS” THE BEACH BOYS
25. “STAND BY ME” BEN E. KING
26. “STORMY WEATHER” LENA HORNE
27. “JOHNNY B. GOODE” CHUCK BERRY
28. “I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND” THE BEATLES
29. “MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA” GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
30. “IMAGINE” JOHN LENNON

31. “RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER” GENE AUTRY
32. “THE TWIST” CHUBBY CHECKER
33. “HAPPY TRAILS” ROY ROGERS & DALE EVANS
34. “YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART” HANK WILLIAMS
35. “SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT” FISK JUBILEE SINGERS
36. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (album) original cast
37. “‘ROUND MIDNIGHT” THELONIUS MONK
38. “WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT” TINA TURNER
39. “OVER THERE” THE AMERICAN QUARTET
40. “STAR DUST” HOAGY CARMICHAEL
41. “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN'” FATS WALLER
42. “GEORGIA ON MY MIND” RAY CHARLES
43. “OH PRETTY WOMAN” ROY ORBISON
44. “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” THE POLICE
45. “MY GIRL” THE TEMPTATIONS
46. “HOTEL CALIFORNIA” THE EAGLES
47. “HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN” BEN SELVIN ORCHESTRA
48. “STAND BY YOUR MAN” TAMMY WYNETTE
49. “TAKE FIVE” DAVE BRUBECK
50. “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” LOUISE HOMER
51. “WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN” PERCY SLEDGE
52. “LIGHT MY FIRE” THE DOORS
53. “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” LED ZEPPELIN
54. “SWEET GEORGIA BROWN” BEN BERNIE ORCHESTRA
55. “WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR” CLIFF EDWARDS
56. “YESTERDAY” / “ACT NATURALLY” THE BEATLES
57. “LOUIE LOUIE” THE KINGSMEN
58. “GOD BLESS THE CHILD” BILLIE HOLIDAY
59. “BORN IN THE USA” BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
60. “THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA” STAN GETZ/ASTRUD GILBERTO

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