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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 103
    Liz on 19 Jan 2008 #

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

  4. 104
    Jaymiee-lee on 27 Jan 2008 #

    this site is boring :|

    add me on jaimee_93@hotmail.com xx

  5. 105
    Marcello Carlin on 28 Jan 2008 #

    We’d rather add Robert Mugabe.

  6. 106
    admin on 5 Feb 2008 #

    doop bump

  7. 107
    CarsmileSteve on 7 Feb 2008 #

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

  8. 108
    a logged out p^nk s lord sukråt wötsit on 7 Feb 2008 #

    100 times each

  9. 109
    Marcello Carlin on 8 Feb 2008 #

    Or all 100 tracks at once

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 112
    Simon on 10 May 2008 #

    whoever put this list together has no idea about music

  13. 113
    Miniman on 14 May 2008 #

    Dumb shit

  14. 114
    Fejker on 27 May 2008 #

    Budale neznaju sta je muzika!!!

    MetaLLicA

  15. 115
    johnnyboy on 30 May 2008 #

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

  16. 116
    DJ Punctum on 30 May 2008 #

    A better place, is where.

  17. 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

  18. 118
    DJ Punctum on 5 Jun 2008 #

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

  19. 119
    Alan on 26 Jun 2008 #

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

  20. 120
    jeff w on 14 Jul 2008 #

    never ‘eard of #39 but sounds interesting!

  21. 121
    Alan on 14 Jul 2008 #

    #s posted when:
    100 January 4th, 2005
    90 February 2nd, 2005
    80 September 5th, 2005
    70 August 10th, 2006
    60 May 11th, 2007
    50 November 9th, 2007
    40 July 14th 2008

    extrapolating…
    30 December 18th 2008
    20 August 2nd 2009
    10 January 34th 2012

    1 Lolchember the 10001010001001th 2525

  22. 122
    Alan on 1 Sep 2008 #

    30 December 18th 2008 may have been too optimistic for #30

  23. 123
    sickofshitsites on 12 Sep 2008 #

    What a load of fucking shit!!! the worse top 100 list in the history of list’s

    Go kill yourself you cunt you made me waste 4 mins of my life

  24. 124
    Tom on 12 Sep 2008 #

    Dude in 2 years time when the Awesome Toys hit the scene you’ll be thanking us.

  25. 125
    tom on 19 Sep 2008 #

    ha

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