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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:59 pm

Billboard updated their list of the biggest songs to ever chart on the hot 100 a few years ago, so I decided to rank the tracks from best to worst.

1. The Beatles, “Hey Jude”
2. Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On”
3. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
4. Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”
5. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, “Gold Digger”
6. The Police, “Every Breath You Take”
7. Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
8. Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean”
9. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
10. Lorde, “Royals”
11. Usher feat. Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Yeah!”
12. Chic, “Le Freak”
13. The Beatles, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
14. The Monkees, “I’m a Believer”
15. Blondie, “Call Me”
16. Kim Carnes, “Bette Davis Eyes”
17. Santana feat. Rob Thomas, “Smooth”
18. Marvin Gaye, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
19. Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive”
20. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”
21. Bobby Darin, “Mack the Knife”
22. Mary J. Blige, “Family Affair”
23. Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain”
24. Shania Twain, “You’re Still the One”
25. Donna Summer, “Hot Stuff”
26. Brandy & Monica, “The Boy is Mine”
27. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day”
28. Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”
29. Queen, “Another One Bites the Dust”
30. Ace of Base, “The Sign”
31. Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music”
32. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, “Apologize”
33. Chubby Checker, “The Twist”
34. The Knack, “My Sharona”
35. The J. Geils Band, “Centerfold”
36. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
37. Coolio feat. L.V., “Gangsta’s Paradise”
38. Savage Garden, “Truly Madly Deeply”
39. Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”
40. Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”
41. Alicia Keys, “No One”
42. Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
43. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”
44. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
45. Bee Gees, “Night Fever”
46. Toni Braxton, “Un-Break My Heart”
47. Diana Ross, “Upside Down”
48. Bee Gees, “How Deep is Your Love”
49. The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
50. Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland, “Dilemma”
51. John Mellencamp, “Hurts So Good”
52. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”
53. Wings, “Silly Love Songs”
54. Bobby Lewis, “Tossin’ and Turnin’”
55. Boyz II Men, “I’ll Make Love to You”
56. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, “Low”
57. The Four Tops, “It’s All in the Game”
58. The 5th Dimension, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
59. Kesha, “Tik Tok”
60. Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”
61. Lionel Richie, “All Night Long (All Night)”
62. Andy Gibb, “Shadow Dancing”
63. Irene Cara, “Flashdance...What a Feeling”
64. Paula Abdul, “Rush Rush”
65. Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”
66. Puff Daddy and Faith Evans feat. 112, “I’ll Be Missing You”
67. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger”
68. John Lennon, “(Just Like) Starting Over”
69. Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, “Endless Love”
70. Rod Stewart, “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
71. Percy Faith and His Orchestra, “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’”
72. Jewel, “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant for Me”
73. The Archies, “Sugar Sugar”
74. Mario, “Let Me Love You”
75. All-4-One, “I Swear”
76. Tag Team, “Whoomp! (There It Is)”
77. Dionne & Friends, “That’s What Friends Are For”
78. Elton John, “Candle in the Wind 1997”/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight”
79. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
80. Johnny Horton, “The Battle of New Orleans”
81. Foreigner, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”
82. Kenny Rogers, “Lady”
83. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, “Say Say Say”
84. Next, “Too Close”
85. LeAnn Rimes, “How Do I Live”
86. The Steve Miller Band, “Abracadabra”
87. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem”
88. Olivia Newton-John, “Physical”
89. Andy Gibb, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”
90. Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, “Ebony and Ivory”
91. Dawn feat. Tony Orlando, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree”
92. Lionel Richie, “Say You, Say Me”
93. The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”
94. Los Del Rio, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”
95. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
96. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
97. Bryan Adams, “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
98. Stevie B, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”
99. Nickelback, “How You Remind Me”
100. Debby Boone, “You Light Up My Life”

For reference, I really enjoy everything from about 1-51 or so and basically despise 89-100. The rest are either good, harmlessly mediocre, or bad.
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Post by Depeche Mode » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:14 pm

I don't know numbers 89,91,98 and 100 from your list, but going by the fact that 99 is easily my favorite from the list, I'll check them out.

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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:19 pm

Depeche Mode wrote:I don't know numbers 89,91,98 and 100 from your list, but going by the fact that 99 is easily my favorite from the list, I'll check them out.
Not worth it. Trust me. Especially not #100.
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Post by jamieW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:25 pm

1. Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
2. Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
3. Blondie – Call Me
4. The 5th Dimension – Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
5. Olivia Newton -John – Physical
6. Irene Cara – Flashdance … What a Feeling
7. Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
8. The Beatles – Hey Jude
9. Bee Gees – Night Fever
10. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
11. The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand
12. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
13. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Say Say Say
14. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
15. Diana Ross – Upside Down
16. Jewel – Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me
17. Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life
18. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
19. Sinead O’ Connor – Nothing Compares 2U
20. Chic – Le Freak
21. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
22. The Archies – Sugar Sugar
23. Nickelback – How You Remind Me
24. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
25. Mark Ronson F/ Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
26. Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife
27. Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
28. Bobby Lewis – Tossin’ and Turnin’
29. Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You
30. The Knack – My Sharona
31. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
32. Coolio F/ L.V. – Gangsta’s Paradise
33. Gotye F/ Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know
34. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
35. Wings – Silly Love Songs
36. Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly with His Song
37. Kenny Rogers – Lady
38. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory
39. Stevie B – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
40. Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing
41. John Mellencamp – Hurts So Good
42. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
43. Santana F/ Rob Thomas – Smooth
44. Percy Faith – Theme from “A Summer Place”
45. Dawn F/ Tony Orlando – Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree
46. Timbaland F/ OneRepublic – Apologize
47. Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
48. The J. Geils Band – Centerfold
49. Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight?
50. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans F/ 112 – I’ll Be Missing You
51. Mario – Let Me Love You
52. Rihanna F/ Calvin Harris – We Found Love
53. Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
54. The Police – Every Breath You Take
55. The Monkees – I’m a Believer
56. Dionne & Friends – That’s What Friends Are For
57. Andy Gibb – I Just Want to Be Your Everything
58. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
59. Shania Twain – You’re Still the One
60. Nelly F/ Kelly Rowland – Dilemma
61. Kanye West F/ Jamie Foxx – Gold Digger
62. Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
63. Maroon 5 F/ Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
64. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
65. Chubby Checker – The Twist
66. Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game * (I think you mean the Tommy Edwards version from 1958; the Four Tops version wasn’t nearly as big a hit on the American Billboard chart.)
67. Johnny Horton – The Battle of New Orleans
68. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
69. Ace of Base – The Sign
70. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘N Roll
71. Rod Stewart – Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
72. John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over
73. Boyz II Men – End of the Road
74. The Black Eyes Peas – I Gotta Feeling
75. Paula Abdul – Rush Rush
76. Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
77. Alicia Keys – No One
78. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart
79. Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
80. Ke$ha – Tik Tok
81. Katy Perry F/ Juicy J – Dark Horse
82. The Black Eyes Peas – Boom Boom Pow
83. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
84. LMFAO F/ Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
85. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
86. Usher F/ Ludacris & Lil Jon – Yeah!
87. Flo Rida F/ T-Pain – Low
88. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
89. Lorde – Royals
90. All-4-One – I Swear
91. Next – Too Close
92. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
93. Lionel Richie – Say You, Say Me
94. Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You
95. Pharrell Williams – Happy
96. Tag Team – Whoomp! (There It Is)
97. Elton John – Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight
98. Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men – One Sweet Day
99. Los Del Rio – Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
100. Robin Thicke F/ T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines

Unfortunately, the Billboard Hot 100 chart didn't begin until 1958, which leaves out a lot of great hits from the very beginning of the Rock Era. I wish they would've used the "Top 100" chart, which was the chart's predecessor, to account for this in these rankings.

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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:32 pm

jamieW wrote: 66. Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game * (I think you mean the Tommy Edwards version from 1958; the Four Tops version wasn’t nearly as big a hit on the American Billboard chart.)
The version they list on the Billboard site is the Four Tops version. They can be inconsistent like that though - I recall checking it once and seeing Ella Fitzgerald's version of "Mack the Knife" there instead of Bobby Darin (if hers was really the bigger seller, it'd be #2 on my list).
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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Also, we've already got two people taking a stand for Nickelback. I'm curious, how come? Different strokes for different folks, of course, but I'm definitely interested to hear what others hear in "How You Remind Me" that I don't.
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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm not fond of at least a 3rd of the list, so I don't feel like revisiting all those songs and ranking them accurately... So I'll just post my play counts for these songs since 2010, which is at least correlated pretty strongly with how I would rank them. No. 1 and 2 are clear. Dumb catchy songs that came out since 2010 like Blurred Lines and All About That Bass get an artificial boost here mostly because of them being played at college parties.

Rank | Artist | Song | Plays
1 | The Beatles | Hey Jude | 186
2 | Marvin Gaye | I Heard It Through the Grapevine | 156
3 | Adele | Rolling in the Deep | 131
4 | Michael Jackson | Billie Jean | 94
5 | The Police | Every Breath You Take | 88
6 | The Beatles | I Want to Hold Your Hand | 77
7 | Lorde | Royals | 64
8 | Marvin Gaye | Let's Get It On | 62
9 | Sinead O'Connor | Nothing Compares 2 U | 61
10 | Kanye West | Gold Digger (featuring Jamie Foxx) | 58
11 | Joan Jett | I Love Rock 'n' Roll | 56
12 | Gotye | Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra) | 48
13 | Robin Thicke | Blurred Lines (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) | 46
14 | Santana | Smooth (featuring Rob Thomas) | 44
15 | Bee Gees | Stayin' Alive | 43
16 | Alicia Keys | No One | 41
17 | Meghan Trainor | All About That Bass | 37
18 | Coolio | Gangsta's Paradise (featuring L.V.) | 36
19 | The Monkees | I'm a Believer | 36
20 | Whitney Houston | I Will Always Love You | 36
21 | Carly Simon | You're So Vain | 34
22 | Bobby Darin | Mack the Knife | 32
23 | The Knack | My Sharona | 32
24 | Blondie | Call Me | 30
25 | Dawn | Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (featuring Tony Orlando) | 28
26 | Pharrell Williams | Happy | 26
27 | John Mellencamp | Hurts So Good | 22
28 | The Archies | Sugar, Sugar | 21
29 | Bruno Mars | Just the Way You Are | 21
30 | Elvis Presley | Are You Lonesome Tonight? | 21
31 | John Lennon | (Just Like) Starting Over | 20
32 | Rihanna | We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris) | 20
33 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe | 19
34 | Katy Perry | Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J) | 19
35 | Maroon 5 | Moves Like Jagger (featuring Christina Aguilera) | 19
36 | Queen | Another One Bites the Dust | 18
37 | Bee Gees | How Deep Is Your Love | 17
38 | The Black Eyed Peas | I Gotta Feeling | 17
39 | Survivor | Eye of the Tiger | 17
40 | Kesha | TiK ToK | 16
41 | Mark Ronson | Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) | 16
42 | Roberta Flack | Killing Me Softly with His Song | 16
43 | Shania Twain | You're Still the One | 15
44 | Elton John | Candle in the Wind 1997 | 14
45 | Rod Stewart | Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) | 14
46 | Chubby Checker | The Twist | 13
47 | Donna Summer | Hot Stuff | 13
48 | Mary J. Blige | Family Affair | 13
49 | Percy Faith & His Orchestra | Theme from A Summer Place | 13
50 | Puff Daddy & the Family | I'll Be Missing You | 13
51 | OneRepublic | Apologize (featuring Timbaland) | 12
52 | Usher | Yeah! (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) | 12
53 | Brandy | The Boy Is Mine (with Monica) | 11
54 | Chic | Le Freak | 11
55 | The J. Geils Band | Centerfold | 11
56 | Johnny Horton | The Battle of New Orleans | 11
57 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes | 11
58 | Lionel Richie | All Night Long (All Night) | 11
59 | Ace of Base | The Sign | 10
60 | Bobby Lewis | Tossin' and Turnin' | 9
61 | Flo Rida | Low (featuring T-Pain) | 9
62 | LMFAO | Party Rock Anthem (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) | 9
63 | The 5th Dimension | Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In | 9
64 | Los del Río | Macarena | 8
65 | Mariah Carey | We Belong Together | 8
66 | Nelly | Dilemma (featuring Kelly Rowland) | 6
67 | Nickelback | How You Remind Me | 6
68 | Bryan Adams | (Everything I Do) I Do It for You | 4
69 | Jewel | Foolish Games | 4
70 | Paul McCartney | Ebony and Ivory (Duet with Stevie Wonder) | 4
71 | Wild Cherry | Play That Funky Music | 4
72 | All-4-One | I Swear | 3
73 | The Black Eyed Peas | Boom Boom Pow | 3
74 | Debby Boone | You Light Up My Life | 3
75 | Diana Ross and Lionel Richie | Endless Love | 3
76 | Toni Braxton | Un-Break My Heart | 3
77 | Bee Gees | Night Fever | 2
78 | Savage Garden | Truly Madly Deeply | 2
79 | Andy Gibb | I Just Want to Be Your Everything | 1
80 | Andy Gibb | Shadow Dancing | 1
81 | Boyz II Men | End of the Road | 1
82 | Boyz II Men | I'll Make Love to You | 1
83 | Diana Ross | Upside Down | 1
84 | Dionne Warwick | That's What Friends Are For (featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder) | 1
85 | Foreigner | Waiting for a Girl Like You | 1
86 | Irene Cara | Flashdance... What a Feeling | 1
87 | Kenny Rogers | Lady | 1
88 | LeAnn Rimes | How Do I Live | 1
89 | Lionel Richie | Say You, Say Me | 1
90 | Mariah Carey | One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) | 1
91 | Mario | Let Me Love You | 1
92 | Next | Too Close | 1
93 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical | 1
94 | Paul McCartney | Say, Say, Say (featuring Michael Jackson) | 1
95 | Paula Abdul | Rush Rush | 1
96 | Steve Miller Band | Abracadabra | 1
97 | Stevie B | Because I Love You (The Postman Song) | 1
98 | Tag Team | Whoomp! (There It Is) | 1
99 | Tommy Edwards | It's All in the Game | 1
100 | Wings | Silly Love Songs | 1

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 pm

And for what it's worth, I love "Let the Sunshine In" a lot more than the Aquarius part, so I clipped that part of the song off and listened to it on its own 44 times since 2010.

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Post by jamieW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Also, we've already got two people taking a stand for Nickelback. I'm curious, how come? Different strokes for different folks, of course, but I'm definitely interested to hear what others hear in "How You Remind Me" that I don't.
Nickelback became a punchline (and justifiably so), but "How You Remind Me" sounded quite fresh (at least to me) when it first came out, before they repeated the formula ad nauseam. I remember being a consultant for blueberry farmers (man, I've had some strange jobs) and driving around all day with my supervisor listening to an album-oriented rock station. Tons of generic music, so maybe that one has fond memories for me since it stood out from the rest. I think you've said you're 18, so I'm wondering if all of the Nickelback songs were introduced to you around the same time (which would be cruel), so "HYRM" was just another formulaic song by them by that time.

Same with "You Light Up My Life." Granted, I was only 6 years old when it came out, and it was polarizing even back then. Many thought it was about the worst thing they'd ever heard, while others loved it to the point it ended up spending 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. I now recognize its shortcomings, but it's so deeply-rooted in my youth that I've stood by it (even while many I knew in the late '70's and early '80's who loved the song at the time now pretend they always hated it.)

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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:19 pm

jamieW wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Also, we've already got two people taking a stand for Nickelback. I'm curious, how come? Different strokes for different folks, of course, but I'm definitely interested to hear what others hear in "How You Remind Me" that I don't.
Nickelback became a punchline (and justifiably so), but "How You Remind Me" sounded quite fresh (at least to me) when it first came out, before they repeated the formula ad nauseam. I remember being a consultant for blueberry farmers (man, I've had some strange jobs) and driving around all day with my supervisor listening to an album-oriented rock station. Tons of generic music, so maybe that one has fond memories for me since it stood out from the rest. I think you've said you're 18, so I'm wondering if all of the Nickelback songs were introduced to you around the same time (which would be cruel), so "HYRM" was just another formulaic song by them by that time.

Same with "You Light Up My Life." Granted, I was only 6 years old when it came out, and it was polarizing even back then. Many thought it was about the worst thing they'd ever heard, while others loved it to the point it ended up spending 10 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100. I now recognize its shortcomings, but it's so deeply-rooted in my youth that I've stood by it (even while many I knew in the late '70's and early '80's who loved the song at the time now pretend they always hated it.)
I am indeed 18, so for most of these songs my first exposure was either on the radio when they initially came out or long in hindsight. There are some songs nostalgia has made me defensive of (biggest one I can think of is “Follow Me” by Uncle Kracker, although seeing as “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer is my AT #3, maybe it’s that one), but Nickelback have been a punchline as long as I’ve known them. And when I first heard “You Light Up My Life,” I already knew of it as an infamously bad song, and to me it didn’t disappoint.
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Post by jamieW » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:51 pm

I'll vouch for Sixpence None the Richer - I like that one, too. Leigh Nash was also the featured vocalist on one of my favorite songs of 2003, Delerium's "Run for It." Unfortunately, I probably feel about "Follow Me" the same way you feel about "You Light Up My Life." (In both of our defenses, though, we were both probably about the same age when those personal favorites hit the radio.) ;)

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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 pm

jamieW wrote:I'll vouch for Sixpence None the Richer - I like that one, too. Leigh Nash was also the featured vocalist on one of my favorite songs of 2003, Delerium's "Run for It." Unfortunately, I probably feel about "Follow Me" the same way you feel about "You Light Up My Life." (In both of our defenses, though, we were both probably about the same age when those personal favorites hit the radio.) ;)
Hey, fair. It’s an objectively shitty song, but I heard it all the time as a kid so I guess I sort of have fond memories by association. It came out when I was one, so yeah.
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Post by Nick » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:52 am

I like "Blurred Lines" and "Kiss Me" for what it's worth (I see a lot of hate directed towards the former on these lists).

And "How You Remind Me" is probably the most tolerable Nickelback song out there, which doesn't make it good or anything. It's an okay song.

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Post by Listyguy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:24 am

I haven't listened to all 100 of these, but I think "Sugar Sugar" might be my least favorite of the bunch (although I can't remember if I've heard the specific Nickelback song lsited, it would probably be a contender for the bottom spot as well).

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Post by Harold » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:49 am

StevieFan13 wrote:
jamieW wrote: 66. Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game * (I think you mean the Tommy Edwards version from 1958; the Four Tops version wasn’t nearly as big a hit on the American Billboard chart.)
The version they list on the Billboard site is the Four Tops version. They can be inconsistent like that though - I recall checking it once and seeing Ella Fitzgerald's version of "Mack the Knife" there instead of Bobby Darin (if hers was really the bigger seller, it'd be #2 on my list).
Trust me, they definitely meant to list the Tommy Edwards version of "It's All in the Game," which was a huge hit in 1958.

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Post by Harold » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:53 am

Nick wrote:I like "Blurred Lines" and "Kiss Me" for what it's worth (I see a lot of hate directed towards the former on these lists).
The hate for "Blurred Lines" isn't for its music (which is quite good, even if that's because it's basically a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up") but for its lyrics, which are just plain vile - it's the ultimate "no-doesn't-REALLY-mean-no" song, and it's pretty indefensible.

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Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:43 am

Harold wrote:
Nick wrote:I like "Blurred Lines" and "Kiss Me" for what it's worth (I see a lot of hate directed towards the former on these lists).
The hate for "Blurred Lines" isn't for its music (which is quite good, even if that's because it's basically a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up") but for its lyrics, which are just plain vile - it's the ultimate "no-doesn't-REALLY-mean-no" song, and it's pretty indefensible.
Yeah, that's why I ranked it so low. Still like the groove, hate everything else. Listen to Weird Al's "Word Crimes" if you want the groove but less problematic lyrics.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

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Re: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles

Post by Depeche Mode » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:41 am

My love for How You Remind Me is a mixture of nostalgia, catchiness, slight hard rock edge, it's melancholic feel, and Chad Kroeger's voice which I've always rated very well. So as you see plenty of reasons to dig it. :D

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Re: Ranking Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Singles

Post by Henry » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:05 am

1. Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On” (my all time 6th favorite)
2. The Beatles, “Hey Jude” (24)
3. The Police, “Every Breath You Take” (54)
4. Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean” (75)
5. Santana feat. Rob Thomas, “Smooth” (83)
6. Bee Gees, “How Deep is Your Love” (134)
7. The Beatles, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (241)
8. Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive” (302)
9. Foreigner, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (306)
10. Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain” (346)
11. Wings, “Silly Love Songs” (519)
12. Rod Stewart, “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (569)
13. Blondie, “Call Me” (596)
14. The Monkees, “I’m a Believer” (615)
15. Donna Summer, “Hot Stuff” (960)
16. Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1024)
17. Marvin Gaye, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1047)
18. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” (1371)
19. Queen, “Another One Bites the Dust” (1623)
20. Lionel Richie, “All Night Long (All Night)” (1681)

21. Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland, “Dilemma” (1830)
22. Usher feat. Ludacris and Lil Jon, “Yeah!” (1861)
23. The Knack, “My Sharona” (1887)
24. Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together” (1891)
25. Bee Gees, “Night Fever” (1948)
26. Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (2053)
27. The 5th Dimension, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (2145)
28. Shania Twain, “You’re Still the One” (2281)
29. Diana Ross, “Upside Down” (2577)
30. Kim Carnes, “Bette Davis Eyes” (2582)
31. All-4-One, “I Swear” (2621)
32. Alicia Keys, “No One” (2643)
33. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day” (2803)
34. Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are” (2924)
35. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep” (2996)
36. Elton John, “Candle in the Wind 1997”/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight” (3033)
37. Dionne & Friends, “That’s What Friends Are For” (3233)
38. Chubby Checker, “The Twist” (3236)
39. The Archies, “Sugar Sugar” (3243)
40. Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (3266)

41. Dawn feat. Tony Orlando, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” (3272)
42. Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” (3313)
43. John Lennon, “(Just Like) Starting Over” (3407)
44. Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger” (3431)
45. Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, “Ebony and Ivory” (3433)
46. Irene Cara, “Flashdance...What a Feeling” (3443)
47. Lionel Richie, “Say You, Say Me” (3480)
48. The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling” (3623)
49. Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, “Endless Love” (3987)
50. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (4209)
51. Lorde, “Royals” (4214)
52. Ace of Base, “The Sign” (4369)
53. Boyz II Men, “I’ll Make Love to You” (4477)
54. Bobby Darin, “Mack the Knife” (4837)
55. Chic, “Le Freak” (5284)
56. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, “Apologize” (5312)
57. Savage Garden, “Truly Madly Deeply”(5531)
58. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem” (5940)
59. Debby Boone, “You Light Up My Life” (5999)
60. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” (6002)

61. The J. Geils Band, “Centerfold” (6281)
62. Brandy & Monica, “The Boy is Mine” (6444)
63. Kenny Rogers, “Lady” (6454)
64. Percy Faith and His Orchestra, “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (6505)
65. John Mellencamp, “Hurts So Good” (6602)
66. Toni Braxton, “Un-Break My Heart” (6605)
67. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe” (6607)
68. LeAnn Rimes, “How Do I Live” (6609)
69. Kesha, “Tik Tok” (6612)
70. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse” (6622)
71. Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (6644)
72. Andy Gibb, “Shadow Dancing” (6655)
73. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines” (6686)
74. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” (6696)
75. Los Del Rio, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (6698)
76. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, “Say Say Say” (NR - 11.1)
77. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger” (NR - 11.1)
78. Andy Gibb, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (NR - 11.1)
79. Mario, “Let Me Love You” (NR - 11.1)
80. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (NR - 11.1)

81. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, “Gold Digger” (NR - 11.1)
82. Olivia Newton-John, “Physical” (NR - 11.1)
83. Mary J. Blige, “Family Affair” (NR - 11.1)
84. Bryan Adams, “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” (NR - 11.1)
85. Jewel, “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant for Me” (NR - 11.1)
86. Stevie B, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” (NR - 11.1)
87. Nickelback, “How You Remind Me” (NR - 11.1)
88. The Steve Miller Band, “Abracadabra” (NR - 11.2)
89. Bobby Lewis, “Tossin’ and Turnin’” (NR - 11.2)
90. The Four Tops, “It’s All in the Game” (NR - 11.2)
91. Boyz II Men, “End of the Road” (NR - 11.2)
92. Johnny Horton, “The Battle of New Orleans” (NR - 11.2)
93. Paula Abdul, “Rush Rush” (NR - 11.3)
94. Coolio feat. L.V., “Gangsta’s Paradise” (NR - 11.3)
95. Puff Daddy and Faith Evans feat. 112, “I’ll Be Missing You” (NR - 11.3)
96. Gotye feat. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (NR - 11.3)

97. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, “Low” (NR - 11.5)
98. The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow” (NR - 11.7)

99. Tag Team, “Whoomp! (There It Is)” (NR - 11.9)
100. Next, “Too Close” (NR - 11.9)

I'd rather not hear the bottom four ever again, especially the bottom two.

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