Top 100 Songs of All Time

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100. Sultans Of Ping FC – “Where’s Me Jumper” (1992)
99. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
98. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
97. The Beat – “Save It For Later”
96. Belle And Sebastian – “Sleep The Clock Around”
95. Gladys Knight – “License To Kill”
94. Al Green – “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?”
93. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers – “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
92. Girls Aloud – “Love Machine”
91. Ike And Tina Turner – “River Deep, Mountain High”

90. The Only Ones – “Another Girl Another Planet”
89.5 Skeletal Family – “Promised Land”
89. REEL 2 REEL feat THE MAD STUNTMAN – “I Like To Move It”
88. Subway Sect – “Ambition”
87. Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”
86. Janet Kay – “Silly Games”
85. Teddybears STHLM ft Mad Cobra – “Cobrastyle”
84. Pulp – “Babies”
83. Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”
82. Jimmy Cliff – “Many Rivers To Cross”
81. The JAMMS – It’s Grim Up North

80. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
79. Kim Wilde – “Cambodia”
78. Culture Beat – “Mr. Vain”
77. Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
76. Shystie – “Woman’s World”
75. Art Garfunkel – “Bright Eyes”
74. Urban Cookie Collective – “The Key, The Secret”<
73. Smiley Culture – “Police Officer”
72. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Wee Rule”
71. Jay-Z – “The Takeover”

70. Aqua – “Lollipop (Candyman)”
69. Anthrax and Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
68. The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
67. The Velvelettes – “Needle In A Haystack”
66. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen”
65. TEARS FOR FEARS – Pale Shelter
64. CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Dirrrty
63. TAKE THAT – Back For Good
62. GLEN CAMPBELL – Wichita Lineman
61. CARL DOUGLAS – Kung Fu Fighting

60. DIANA ROSS – “Upside Down”
59. C+C MUSIC FACTORY – “Things That Make You Go Hmmm”
58. SHANGRI LAS – “Leader Of The Pack”
57. ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – “Oliver’s Army”
56. MARVIN GAYE – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
55. DAVID BOWIE – “Suffragette City”
54. WILL YOUNG – “Leave Right Now”
53. Wham! – Wham Rap
52. Joe Jackson – It’s Different For Girls
51. WHIGFIELD- “Think Of You”

50. Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
49. SPICE GIRLS – WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
48. Glenn Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
47. DOOP – DOOP
46. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
45. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
44. The Selecter – On My Radio
43. Stina Nordenstam – Little Star
42. Abba – The Winner Takes It All
41. t.a.T.u. – Not Gonna Get Us

40. Led Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song”
39. Awesome Toys – Do The Fury Boogie
38. Kenickie – Punka
38. BALTIMORA – Tarzan Boy
37. T-REX – Metal Guru
36. KLF – Justified And Ancient
35. Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
34. Shanice – I Love Your Smile
33. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
32. Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood
31. Prince – “I Would Die 4 U”

30. White Town- “Your Woman”
29. PJ & Duncan AKA – Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
28. The Jam – Going Underground
27. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
26. The Human League – Open Your Heart
25. MADONNA – “Into The Groove”
24. RACHEL STEVENS – Some Girls
23. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
22. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
21. Scooter – Ramp! (The Logical Song)

20. Chic – Good Times
19. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
18. The AlkoholiKs Only When I’m Drunk
17. The Ronettes – Be My Baby
16. EAST 17 – “House Of Love”
15. THE FUTUREHEADS – “The Hounds Of Love”
14. SHIRLEY BASSEY “Goldfinger”
13. Busted- Air Hostess
12. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
11. MR OIZO – “Flat Beat”

10. West Side Story OBC – “America”
9. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
8. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – There, There, My Dear
7. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
6. Eartha Kitt’s “Just an Old Fashioned Girl”
5. Belle And Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
4. Madonna -”Like A Prayer”
3. Shaggy – Boombastic
2. THE TRAMMPS – “Disco Inferno”
1. PET SHOP BOYS – “Always On My Mind/In My House”

Comments

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  1. 91
    dd on 12 Dec 2007 #

    soljha boy tellem is conseable

  2. 92
    BLEEP on 4 Jan 2008 #

    omg . CRAP list muchh!

  3. 93
    Geir H on 6 Jan 2008 #

    Obviously way too much kid pop from the past 20 years. The kids have been wrong since the late 80s.

  4. 94
    Al Ewing on 6 Jan 2008 #

    Did you yourself stop being a kid in the late 80s and if so, was that the exact moment when the kids started to be wrong?

  5. 95
    Geir H on 7 Jan 2008 #

    I would say several things at the same time: hip-hop, house, hair metal getting really huge. But most of all Stock/Aitken/Waterman and New Kids On The Block creating the boy/girl band thing led to a lot of really bad things.

  6. 96
    Al Ewing on 7 Jan 2008 #

    I’d pretty much disagree on everything except (much of) the hair metal, assuming those three ‘h’s are signs of decay rather than signs of being really great.

  7. 97
    coolaery on 8 Jan 2008 #

    i made a link to ur page…. plz inform me if u guys have any problem.

    BTW … howz my list:

    http://coolaery.blogspot.com/2008/01/100-songs-maa-favorite.html

    the bestest of all….

    – catch ya….http://coolaery.blogspot.com

  8. 98
    dad on 9 Jan 2008 #

    shit shit and shit, hang yourself gor this list

  9. 99
    Alan on 9 Jan 2008 #

    grandad more like, amirite?

  10. 100
    Marcello Carlin on 9 Jan 2008 #

    If Grandad is at number one questions will be asked in someone’s house.

  11. 101
    thom on 15 Jan 2008 #

    you actually have tatu in your top 100 songs ever? this might just be the worst list of its type ever compiled, now i dont think that selling lots of CDs= good but where is the beatles, rolling stones, stone roses, Marvin Gaye, Primal Scream, and thats just to name a few of the top of my head. But its ok the spice girls and take that make it…….appalling

  12. 102
    a logged out p^nk s lord sukråt wötsit on 15 Jan 2008 #

    i’d visit perhaps for old time’s sake, but the top of yr head is probbly not somewhere i’d like to live

  13. 103
    Liz on 19 Jan 2008 #

    Where’s Michael Jackson on this list? He revolutunized the music industry.

  14. 104
    Jaymiee-lee on 27 Jan 2008 #

    this site is boring :|

    add me on jaimee_93@hotmail.com xx

  15. 105
    Marcello Carlin on 28 Jan 2008 #

    We’d rather add Robert Mugabe.

  16. 106
    admin on 5 Feb 2008 #

    doop bump

  17. 107
    CarsmileSteve on 7 Feb 2008 #

    when (??!?!??!), when we finally finish this we should totally play all 100 tracks, in order, at poptimism.

  18. 108
    a logged out p^nk s lord sukråt wötsit on 7 Feb 2008 #

    100 times each

  19. 109
    Marcello Carlin on 8 Feb 2008 #

    Or all 100 tracks at once

  20. 110
    the hunkster on 17 Apr 2008 #

    lmao dude those songs r just the worst ever.g n r and some nirvana mixed with some clapton n queen n where getting sum where

  21. 111
    patric van blerk on 1 May 2008 #

    Gary Glitter – it’s like he never happened? Notwithstanding his personal behaviour, Gary Glitter & producer Mike Leander made a string of the finest British pop singles ever made.

    It was a ‘sound’ as much as Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’.

    If I had to pick just one : the title, the groove, the glorious arrogance …’I Didn’t Know I Loved you (till I Saw You Rock ‘n Roll). Masterpiece pop!

  22. 112
    Simon on 10 May 2008 #

    whoever put this list together has no idea about music

  23. 113
    Miniman on 14 May 2008 #

    Dumb shit

  24. 114
    Fejker on 27 May 2008 #

    Budale neznaju sta je muzika!!!

    MetaLLicA

  25. 115
    johnnyboy on 30 May 2008 #

    will young and tatu in a top 100 songs list?????whats the world coming to…??

  26. 116
    DJ Punctum on 30 May 2008 #

    A better place, is where.

  27. 117
    Lilu on 5 Jun 2008 #

    Lol.. yeah i agree with everyone that it isn’t a good list, but I’m guessing you lot have randomly ended up here like I have.. and have decided to take the piss and criticise this list.. without noticing that this is a pop website, so what are you expecting to be on the list?

    All pop is shit, soo.. of course the list is going to be lol

  28. 118
    DJ Punctum on 5 Jun 2008 #

    Thank heavens that FT isn’t about “agreeing with everyone.”

  29. 119
    Alan on 26 Jun 2008 #

    Next up #42 – will the spoiler bunny be intervening?

  30. 120
    jeff w on 14 Jul 2008 #

    never ‘eard of #39 but sounds interesting!

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