3-31-06

 

 

Nostalgia on the Web

(12-15-06: When I first compiled these sites
from emails I received from several people there
were more than shown here. Unfortunately,
their addresses were either lost by me or are no longer valid.)

 

 

The few web sites listed on this page a probably a small fraction of those that are out there waiting for us to discover. Growing up in the 50s and coming of age in the 60s our generation has experienced and helped bring about the tremendous changes we are living with today. Most of us in our class just missed being part of the Baby Boom generation, which I believe officially began in 1946. Yes, a few of you are real baby boomers, and on occasion you do not let the rest of us forget that. J 

 

I hope you enjoy visiting these web sites as much as I did, and thanks again to those of you who took the trouble to pass them on to me.

 

From Grant Newton (58) by way of my sister Marilyn (9-26-06)

 

http://hiwaay.net/~singer/Fifties.htm

 

From Marsha Blankenship Herrick (1-2-06)

 

http://heavens-gates.com/50s/ 

 

From Ben Warner (2-16-06)

 

http://www.frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html

 

This one from Nina Nance (2-26-06) is a little bit different. It deals with the music over the past 60 years or so. When I visited the site, there was a note from the author that he was forced to shut down the site because of copyright violations. However I noticed that if you were quick on your mouse, you could still get to his links to the top songs for a given date. After a short while it was taken off line for good. But before it disappeared, I was able to grab the following list of songs.

Here are the number one songs on the first of every month from 1950 through 2003. Now be honest, aren’t those from about the mid-50s through the mid-60s the best of the lot?

Back

No. 1 Songs By Year

JANUARY 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2006 ... "Don't Forget About Us" by Mariah Carey

2005 ... "Let Me Love You" by Mario

2004 ... "Hey Ya!" by OutKast

2003 ... "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

2002 ... "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback

2001 ... "Independent Women Part I" by Destiny's Child

2000 ... "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

THE 1990s

1999 ... "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly & Celine Dion

1998 ... "Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John

1997 ... "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

1996 ... "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

1995 ... "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men

1994 ... "Hero" by Mariah Carey

1993 ... "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

1992 ... "Black or White" by Michael Jackson

1991 ... "Justify My Love" by Madonna

1990 ... "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison

1988 ... "Faith" by George Michael

1987 ... "Walk like an Egyptian" by The Bangles

1986 ... "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie

1985 ... "Like a Virgin" by Madonna

1984 ... "Say, Say, Say" by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

1983 ... "Maneater" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

1982 ... "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John

1981 ... "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon

1980 ... "Please Don't Go" by K.C. & the Sunshine Band

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Too Much Heaven" by The Bee Gees

1978 ... "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bee Gees

1977 ... "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart

1976 ... "Saturday Night" by The Bay City Rollers

1975 ... "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by Elton John

1974 ... "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce

1973 ... "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon

1972 ... "Brand New Key" by Melanie

1971 ... "My Sweet Lord/ Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison

1970 ... "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" by B.J. Thomas

THE 1960s

1969 ... "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

1968 ... "Hello Goodbye" by The Beatles

1967 ... "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees

1966 ... "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel

1965 ... "I Feel Fine" by The Beatles

1964 ... "There! I've Said It Again" by Bobby Vinton

1963 ... "Telstar" by The Tornadoes

1962 ... "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens

1961 ... "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley

1960 ... "El Paso" by Marty Robbins

THE 1950s

1959 ... "The Chipmunk Song" by David Seville & the Chipmunks

1958 ... "At the Hop" by Danny & the Juniors

1957 ... "Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell

1956 ... "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford

1955 ... "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes

1954 ... "Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" by Eddie Fisher

1953 ... "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd

1952 ... "Cry" by Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads

1951 ... "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

1950 ... "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry

 

FEBRUARY 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2006 ... "Check On It" by Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug

2005 ... "Let Me Love You" by Mario

2004 ... "Hey Ya!" by OutKast

2003 ... "Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K & P. Diddy

2002 ... "U Got It Bad" by Usher

2001 ... "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent

2000 ... "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden

THE 1990s

1999 ... "... Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears

1998 ... "Together Again" by Janet

1997 ... "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

1996 ... "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

1995 ... "Creep" by TLC

1994 ... "All for Love" by Bryan Adams/ Rod Stewart/ Sting

1993 ... "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

1992 ... "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by George Michael & Elton John

1991 ... "The First Time" by Surface

1990 ... "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton

THE 1980s

1989 ... "When I'm with You" by Sheriff

1988 ... "Could've Been" by Tiffany

1987 ... "Open Your Heart" by Madonna

1986 ... "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends

1985 ... "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner

1984 ... "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club

1983 ... "Down Under" by Men at Work

1982 ... "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band

1981 ... "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang

1980 ... "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Le Freak" by Chic

1978 ... "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees

1977 ... "Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor

1976 ... "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon

1975 ... "Laughter in the Rain" by Neil Sedaka

1974 ... "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand

1973 ... "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John

1972 ... "American Pie" by Don McLean

1971 ... "Knock Three Times" by Dawn

1970 ... "Venus" by Shocking Blue

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Crimson & Clover" by Tommy James & the Shondells

1968 ... "Green Tambourine" by The Lemon Pipers

1967 ... "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees

1966 ... "My Love" by Petula Clark

1965 ... "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers

1964 ... "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles

1963 ... "Walk Right In" by The Rooftop Singers

1962 ... "Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee & the Starliters

1961 ... "(Will You Love Me) Tomorrow" by The Shirrelles

1960 ... "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by The Platters

1958 ... "At the Hop" by Danny & the Juniors

1957 ... "Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell

1956 ... "Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin

1955 ... "Hearts of Stone" by The Fontane Sisters

1954 ... "Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" by Eddie Fisher

1953 ... "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" by Perry Como

1952 ... "Cry" by Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads

1951 ... "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

1950 ... "I Can Dream, Can't I?" by The Andrews Sisters

 

 

 

MARCH 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2006 ... "Check On It" by Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug

2005 ... "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia

2004 ... "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon

2003 ... "All I Have" by Jennifer Lopez featuring LL Cool J

2002 ... "Always on Time" by Ja Rule featuring Ashanti

2001 ... "Stutter" by Joe featuring Mystikal

2000 ... "Amazed" by Lonestar

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Angel of Mine" by Monica

1998 ... "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

1997 ... "Wannabe" by Spice Girls

1996 ... "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

1995 ... "Take a Bow" by Madonna

1994 ... "The Power of Love" by Celine Dion

1993 ... "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle

1992 ... "To Be with You" by Mr. Big

1991 ... "All the Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston

1990 ... "Escapade" by Janet Jackson

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson

1988 ... "Father Figure" by George Michael

1987 ... "Livin' on the Edge" by Bon Jovi

1986 ... "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister

1985 ... "Careless Whisper" by Wham! featuring George Michael

1984 ... "Jump" by Van Halen

1983 ... "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

1982 ... "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band

1981 ... "I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt

1980 ... "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart

1978 ... "(Love Is) Thicker than Water" by Andy Gibb

1977 ... "Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)" by Barbra Streisand

1976 ... "Love Machine Pt. 1" by The Miracles

1975 ... "Best of My Love" by The Eagles

1974 ... "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks

1973 ... "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack

1972 ... "Without You" by Nilsson

1971 ... "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds

1970 ... "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone

1968 ... "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat

1967 ... "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones

1966 ... "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler

1965 ... "My Girl" by The Temptations

1964 ... "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles

1963 ... "Walk like a Man" by The Four Seasons

1962 ... "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler

1961 ... "Pony Time" by Chubby Checker

1960 ... "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price

1958 ... "Don't/ I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley

1957 ... "Young Love" by Tab Hunter

1956 ... "Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle

1955 ... "Sincerely" by The McGuire Sisters

1954 ... "Secret Love" by Doris Day

1953 ... "Till I Waltz Again with You" by Teresa Brewer

1952 ... "Cry" by Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads

1951 ... "If" by Perry Como

1950 ... "Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy" by Red Foley

 

 

APRIL 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2005 ... "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia

2004 ... "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon

2003 ... "In Da Club" by 50 Cent

2002 ... "Ain't It Funny" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule

2001 ... "Butterfly" by Crazy Town

2000 ... "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Believe" by Cher

1998 ... "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo

1997 ... "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy featuring Ma$e

1996 ... "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion

1995 ... "Take a Bow" by Madonna

1994 ... "The Sign" by Ace of Base

1993 ... "Informer" by Snow

1992 ... "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams

1991 ... "Coming Out of the Dark" by Gloria Estefan

1990 ... "Love Will Lead You Back" by Taylor Dayne

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles

1988 ... "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

1987 ... "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship

1986 ... "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco

1985 ... "One More Night" by Phil Collins

1984 ... "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins

1983 ... "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

1982 ... "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

1981 ... "Rapture" by Blondie

1980 ... "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd

THE 1970s

1979 ... "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

1978 ... "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees

1977 ... "Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

1976 ... "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor

1975 ... "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton

1974 ... "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

1973 ... "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence

1972 ... "A Horse with No Name" by America

1971 ... "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" by The Temptations

1970 ... "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe

1968 ... "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

1967 ... "Happy Together" by The Turtles

1966 ... "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler

1965 ... "Stop! In the Name of Love" by The Supremes

1964 ... "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles

1963 ... "He's So Fine" by The Chiffons

1962 ... "Johnny Angel" by Shelley Fabares

1961 ... "Blue Moon" by The Marcels

1960 ... "Theme from 'A Summer Place'" by Percy Faith

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Venus" by Frankie Avalon

1958 ... "Tequila" by The Champs

1957 ... "Round and Round" by Perry Como

1956 ... "Poor People of Paris" by Les Baxter

1955 ... "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes

1954 ... "Make Love to Me!" by Jo Stafford

1953 ... "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page

1952 ... "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr

1951 ... "If" by Perry Como

1950 ... "Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer

 

 

 

MAY 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2005 ... "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

2004 ... "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon

2003 ... "In Da Club" by 50 Cent

2002 ... "Foolish" by Ashanti

2001 ... "All for You" by Janet

2000 ... "Maria Maria" by Santana featuring The Product G&B

THE 1990s

1999 ... "No Scrubs" by TLC

1998 ... "Too Close" by Next

1997 ... "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.

1996 ... "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey

1995 ... "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan

1994 ... "The Sign" by Ace of Base

1993 ... "Freak Me" by Silk

1992 ... "Jump" by Kris Kross

1991 ... "Baby Baby" by Amy Grant

1990 ... "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Like a Prayer" by Madonna

1988 ... "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'Arby

1987 ... "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew

1986 ... "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer

1985 ... "We Are the World" by USA for Africa

1984 ... "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Phil Collins

1983 ... "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

1982 ... "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

1981 ... "Morning Train (9 to 5)" by Sheena Easton

1980 ... "Call Me" by Blondie

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Reunited" by Peaches & Herb

1978 ... "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees

1977 ... "Hotel California" by The Eagles

1976 ... "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers

1975 ... "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn

1974 ... "The Loco-Motion" by Grand Funk

1973 ... "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando & Dawn

1972 ... "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack

1971 ... "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night

1970 ... "ABC" by The Jackson 5

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The Fifth Dimension

1968 ... "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro

1967 ... "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra

1966 ... "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & the Papas

1965 ... "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" by Herman's Hermits

1964 ... "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles

1963 ... "I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March

1962 ... "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles

1961 ... "Runaway" by Del Shannon

1960 ... "Stuck on You" by Elvis Presley

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Come Softly to Me" by The Fleetwoods

1958 ... "Witch Doctor" by David Seville

1957 ... "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley

1956 ... "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado

1954 ... "Wanted" by Perry Como

1953 ... "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page

1952 ... "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr

1951 ... "How High the Moon" by Les Paul & Mary Ford

1950 ... "'The Third Man' Theme" by Anton Karas

 

 

JUNE 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "Burn" by Usher

2003 ... "21 Questions" by 50 Cent featuring Nate Dogg

2002 ... "Foolish" by Ashanti

2001 ... "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink

2000 ... "Maria Maria" by Santana featuring The Product G&B

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin

1998 ... "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

1997 ... "MMMBop" by Hanson

1996 ... "Tha Crossroads" by Bone thugs-n-harmony

1995 ... "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams

1994 ... "I Swear" by All-4-One

1993 ... "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson

1992 ... "Jump" by Kris Kross

1991 ... "I Don't Wanna Cry" by Mariah Carey

1990 ... "Vogue" by Madonna

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Rock On" by Michael Damian

1988 ... "One More Try" by George Michael

1987 ... "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by Kim Wilde

1986 ... "Live to Tell" by Madonna

1985 ... "Everything She Wants" by Wham!

1984 ... "Let's Hear It for the Boy" by Deniece Williams

1983 ... "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara

1982 ... "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

1981 ... "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes

1980 ... "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer

1978 ... "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

1977 ... "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder

1976 ... "Love Hangover" by Diana Ross

1975 ... "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver

1974 ... "The Streak" by Ray Stevens

1973 ... "My Love" by Paul McCartney & Wings

1972 ... "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers

1971 ... "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones

1970 ... "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Get Back" by The Beatles

1968 ... "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel

1967 ... "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

1966 ... "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge

1965 ... "Help Me Rhonda" by The Beach Boys

1964 ... "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups

1963 ... "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore

1962 ... "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles

1961 ... "Running Scared" by Roy Orbison

1960 ... "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers

THE 1950s

1959 ... "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton

1958 ... "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers

1957 ... "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone

1956 ... "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado

1954 ... "Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen

1953 ... "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith

1952 ... "Blue Tango" by Leroy Anderson

1951 ... "How High the Moon" by Les Paul & Mary Ford

1950 ... "'The Third Man' Theme" by Anton Karas

 

 

JULY 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "Burn" by Usher

2003 ... "This Is the Night" by Clay Aiken

2002 ... "Hot in Herre" by Nelly

2001 ... "U Remind Me" by Usher

2000 ... "Be with You" by Enrique Iglesias

THE 1990s

1999 ... "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez

1998 ... "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

1997 ... "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

1996 ... "Tha Crossroads" by Bone thugs-n-harmony

1995 ... "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams

1994 ... "I Swear" by All-4-One

1993 ... "That's the Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson

1992 ... "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot

1991 ... "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul

1990 ... "Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Baby Don't Forget My Number" by Milli Vanilli

1988 ... "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson

1987 ... "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston

1986 ... "There'll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry)" by Billy Ocean

1985 ... "Sussudio" by Phil Collins

1984 ... "When Doves Cry" by Prince

1983 ... "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" by Irene Cara

1982 ... "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League

1981 ... "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes

1980 ... "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)" by Paul McCartney

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward

1978 ... "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb

1977 ... "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky')" by Bill Conti

1976 ... "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney & Wings

1975 ... "Love Will Keep Us Together" by The Captain & Tennille

1974 ... "Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation

1973 ... "Will It Go Round in Circles" by Billy Preston

1972 ... "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond

1971 ... "It's Too Late/ I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King

1970 ... "The Love You Save" by The Jackson 5

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Love Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet'" by Henry Mancini

1968 ... "This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert

1967 ... "Windy" by The Association

1966 ... "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra

1965 ... "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops

1964 ... "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys

1963 ... "Easier Said than Done" by The Essex

1962 ... "The Stripper" by David Rose & His Orchestra

1961 ... "Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds

1960 ... "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" by Connie Francis

THE 1950s

1959 ... "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton

1958 ... "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley

1957 ... "Love Letters in the Sand" by Pat Boone

1956 ... "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant

1955 ... "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado

1954 ... "Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen

1953 ... "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith

1952 ... "Delicado" by Percy Faith

1951 ... "Too Young" by Nat "King" Cole

1950 ... "'The Third Man' Theme" by Anton Karas

 

 

 

AUGUST 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "Slow Motion" by Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim

2003 ... "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z

2002 ... "Hot in Herre" by Nelly

2001 ... "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child

2000 ... "It's Gonna Be Me" by 'N Sync

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera

1998 ... "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

1997 ... "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

1996 ... "Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]" by Los Del Rio

1995 ... "Waterfalls" by TLC

1994 ... "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

1993 ... "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40

1992 ... "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot

1991 ... "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams

1990 ... "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Batdance" by Prince

1988 ... "Roll with It" by Steve Winwood

1987 ... "Shakedown" by Bob Seger

1986 ... "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera

1985 ... "Shout" by Tears for Fears

1984 ... "When Doves Cry" by Prince

1983 ... "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

1982 ... "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

1981 ... "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

1980 ... "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer

1978 ... "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones

1977 ... "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb

1976 ... "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John & Kiki Dee

1975 ... "One of These Nights" by The Eagles

1974 ... "Annie's Song" by John Denver

1973 ... "The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern

1972 ... "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan

1971 ... "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by The Bee Gees

1970 ... "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters

THE 1960s

1969 ... "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" by Zager & Evans

1968 ... "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors

1967 ... "Light My Fire" by The Doors

1966 ... "Wild Thing" by The Troggs

1965 ... "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits

1964 ... "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles

1963 ... "So Much in Love" by The Tymes

1962 ... "Roses Are Red" by Bobby Vinton

1961 ... "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis

1960 ... "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka

1958 ... "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson

1957 ... "Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley

1956 ... "My Prayer" by The Platters

1955 ... "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets

1954 ... "Sh-Boom" by The Crew-Cuts

1953 ... "I'm Walking Behind You" by Eddie Fisher

1952 ... "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" by Vera Lynn

1951 ... "Come On'a My House" by Rosemary Clooney

1950 ... "Mona Lisa" by Nat "King" Cole

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "Lean Back" by Terror Squad

2003 ... "Shake Ya Tailfeather" by Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee

2002 ... "Dilemma" by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland

2001 ... "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys

2000 ... "Doesn't Really Matter" by Janet

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias

1998 ... "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith

1997 ... "Mo Money Mo Problems" by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Ma$e

1996 ... "Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]" by Los Del Rio

1995 ... "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

1994 ... "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men

1993 ... "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40

1992 ... "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men

1991 ... "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams

1990 ... "If Wishes Came True" by Sweet Sensation

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Cold Hearted" by Paula Abdul

1988 ... "Monkey" by George Michael

1987 ... "La Bamba" by Los Lobos

1986 ... "Venus" by Bananarama

1985 ... "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr

1984 ... "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner

1983 ... "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics

1982 ... "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band

1981 ... "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

1980 ... "Upside Down" by Diana Ross

THE 1970s

1979 ... "My Sharona" by The Knack

1978 ... "Grease" by Frankie Valli

1977 ... "Best of My Love" by The Emotions

1976 ... "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees

1975 ... "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell

1974 ... "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka with Odia Coates

1973 ... "Brother Louie" by Stories

1972 ... "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan

1971 ... "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul & Linda McCartney

1970 ... "War" by Edwin Starr

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones

1968 ... "People Got to Be Free" by The Rascals

1967 ... "Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry

1966 ... "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan

1965 ... "Help" by The Beatles

1964 ... "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals

1963 ... "My Boyfriend's Back" by The Angels

1962 ... "Sheila" by Tommy Roe

1961 ... "Michael" by The Highwaymen

1960 ... "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley

THE 1950s

1959 ... "The Three Bells" by The Browns

1958 ... "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno

1957 ... "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds

1956 ... "Hound Dog/ Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

1954 ... "Sh-Boom" by The Crew-Cuts

1953 ... "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)" by Les Paul & Mary Ford

1952 ... "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" by Vera Lynn

1951 ... "Come On'a My House" by Rosemary Clooney

1950 ... "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers

 

 

OCTOBER 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "Goodies" by Ciara featuring Petey Pablo

2003 ... "Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul

2002 ... "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

2001 ... "I'm Real" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule

2000 ... "Music" by Madonna

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Unpretty" by TLC

1998 ... "The First Night" by Monica

1997 ... "4 Seasons of Loneliness" by Boyz II Men

1996 ... "Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]" by Los Del Rio

1995 ... "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey

1994 ... "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men

1993 ... "Dreamlover" by Mariah Carey

1992 ... "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men

1991 ... "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch with Loleatta Holloway

1990 ... "Close to You" by Maxi Priest

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson

1988 ... "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

1987 ... "Didn't We Almost Have It All" by Whitney Houston

1986 ... "Stuck with You" by Huey Lewis & the News

1985 ... "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits

1984 ... "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & the Revolution

1983 ... "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

1982 ... "Jack and Diane" by John Cougar

1981 ... "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

1980 ... "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Sad Eyes" by Robert John

1978 ... "Kiss You All Over" by Exile

1977 ... "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco

1976 ... "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

1975 ... "Fame" by David Bowie

1974 ... "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John

1973 ... "Half-Breed" by Cher

1972 ... "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" by Mac Davis

1971 ... "Maggie May/ Reason to Believe" by Rod Stewart

1970 ... "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies

1968 ... "Hey Jude" by The Beatles

1967 ... "The Letter" by The Box Tops

1966 ... "Cherish" by The Association

1965 ... "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys

1964 ... "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison

1963 ... "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton

1962 ... "Sherry" by The Four Seasons

1961 ... "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee

1960 ... "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin

1958 ... "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards

1957 ... "Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers

1956 ... "Don't Be Cruel/ Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

1954 ... "Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney

1953 ... "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)" by Les Paul & Mary Ford

1952 ... "You Belong to Me" by Jo Stafford

1951 ... "Because of You" by Tony Bennett

1950 ... "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers

 

 

NOVEMBER 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "My Boo" by Usher and Alicia Keys

2003 ... "Baby Boy" by Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul

2002 ... "Dilemma" by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland

2001 ... "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige

2000 ... "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" by Christina Aguilera

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

1998 ... "The First Night" by Monica

1997 ... "Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John

1996 ... "Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]" by Los Del Rio

1995 ... "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey

1994 ... "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men

1993 ... "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf

1992 ... "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men

1991 ... "Romantic" by Karyn White

1990 ... "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Listen to Your Heart" by Roxette

1988 ... "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys

1987 ... "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany

1986 ... "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper

1985 ... "Part-Time Lover" by Stevie Wonder

1984 ... "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" by Billy Ocean

1983 ... "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

1982 ... "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

1981 ... "Private Eyes" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

1980 ... "Woman in Love" by Barbra Streisand

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Pop Muzik" by M

1978 ... "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray

1977 ... "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone

1976 ... "Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller Band

1975 ... "Island Girl" by Elton John

1974 ... "You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder

1973 ... "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips

1972 ... "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash

1971 ... "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher

1970 ... "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley

1968 ... "Hey Jude" by The Beatles

1967 ... "To Sir, with Love" by Lulu

1966 ... "Last Train to Clarksville" by The Monkees

1965 ... "Get Off of My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones

1964 ... "Baby Love" by The Supremes

1963 ... "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs

1962 ... "He's a Rebel" by The Crystals

1961 ... "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean

1960 ... "Save the Last Dance for Me" by The Drifters

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin

1958 ... "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards

1957 ... "Jailhouse Rock/ Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley

1956 ... "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams

1954 ... "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney

1953 ... "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)" by Les Paul & Mary Ford

1952 ... "I Went to Your Wedding" by Patti Page

1951 ... "Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett

1950 ... "Goodnight Irene" by Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers

 

 

DECEMBER 1

The #1 song in the U.S.A. on this date in history, according to Billboard magazine.

THE 2000s

2004 ... "My Boo" by Usher and Alicia Keys

2003 ... "Stand Up" by Ludacris featuring Shawnna

2002 ... "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

2001 ... "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige

2000 ... "Independent Women Part I" by Destiny's Child

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas

1998 ... "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly & Celine Dion

1997 ... "Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John

1996 ... "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

1995 ... "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

1994 ... "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men

1993 ... "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf

1992 ... "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

1991 ... "Black or White" by Michael Jackson

1990 ... "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli

1988 ... "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" by Will to Power

1987 ... "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle

1986 ... "The Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera & Amy Grant

1985 ... "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister

1984 ... "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!

1983 ... "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie

1982 ... "Truly" by Lionel Richie

1981 ... "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John

1980 ... "Lady" by Kenny Rogers

THE 1970s

1979 ... "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" by Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer

1978 ... "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond

1977 ... "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone

1976 ... "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart

1975 ... "Fly, Robin, Fly" by Silver Convention

1974 ... "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas

1973 ... "Top of the World" by The Carpenters

1972 ... "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations

1971 ... "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone

1970 ... "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family

THE 1960s

1969 ... "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam

1968 ... "Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes

1967 ... "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees

1966 ... "Winchester Cathedral" by The New Vaudeville Band

1965 ... "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds

1964 ... "Ringo" by Lorne Greene

1963 ... "Dominique" by The SInging Nun

1962 ... "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons

1961 ... "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean

1960 ... "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin

1958 ... "To Know Him Is to Love Him" by The Teddy Bears

1957 ... "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

1956 ... "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley

1955 ... "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford

1954 ... "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes

1953 ... "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett

1952 ... "Why Don't You Believe Me" by Joni James

1951 ... "Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett

1950 ... "The Thing" by Phil Harris

 

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