Top 100 all time Favourite singles

OK, it’s a bit flippant but hey, we all love music and here are my top 50 favourite tracks of all time. Check them out or download the very nerdy excel file here: 100besttracks

  1. Yesterday.                                                                 The Beatles
  2. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.                                          Bachman Turner Overdrive
  3. One of These Nights.                                                  The Eagles
  4. Come up and see me                                                  Cockney Rebel.
  5. Night Fever                                                               Bee Gees
  6. Goodbye yellow Brick rd                                             Elton John
  7. Young Americans                                                       David Bowie
  8. Billie Jean                                                                 Michael Jackson
  9. American Pie                                                             Don McLean
  10. Into the Groove                                                         Madonna
  11. Riders on the Storm                                                  The Doors
  12. Bette Davies Eyes                                                     Kim Carnes
  13. You’re so vain                                                           Carly Simon
  14. Killing me softly with your song                                  Roberta Flack
  15. Baker Street                                                               Gerry Rafferty
  16. I’m not in love                                                          10CC
  17. Sexual Healing                                                         Marvin Gaye
  18. December 63                                                            The Four Seasons
  19. Walking In Memphis                                                   Mark Cohn
  20. How Long                                                                 Ace
  21. Superstition                                                              Stevie Wonder
  22. Don’t fear the reaper                                                 Blue Oyster Cult.
  23. The Way it is                                                            Bruce Hornsby and the range.
  24. The Power of Love                                                    Huey Lewis and the News.
  25. My Sweet Lord                                                         George Harrison.
  26. Changes.                                                                    David Bowie
  27. Lay Lady Lay.                                                           Bob Dylan
  28. All right Now                                                            Free
  29. Go your Own Way.                                                    Fleetwood Mac
  30. Dreamer.                                                                 Supertramp.
  31. I’ve got the music in me.                                          Kiki Dee
  32. Walking in rhythm                                                    Blackbirds
  33. The Hustle                                                                Van McCoy
  34. Get Back.                                                                 The Beatles
  35. Why                                                                          Carly Simon
  36. Killer Queen.                                                             Queen.
  37. Steppin’ out                                                              Joe Jackson
  38. The Story In your Eyes                                             Moody Blues
  39. Get here                                                                 Oleta Adams
  40. Angie baby                                                                Helen Reddy
  41. Run too fast, fly too high                                           Janis Ian
  42. Do it again                                                                Steely Dan
  43. September                                                                Earth, wind and fire
  44. Clean up woman                                                      Betty Wright
  45. Gypsies, tramps and thieves.                                    Cher
  46. Horse with no name                                                America
  47. Midnight train to Georgia                                          Gladys Knight and Pips
  48. Have you seen her?                                                 The Chi Lites
  49. Fire and rain                                                             James Taylor
  50. Young Hearts run free.                                           Candi Statton
  51. Smooth Operator                                                     Sade
  52. Nineteen.                                                                   Paul Hardcastle
  53. Marlene on the wall                                                 Suzanne Vega
  54. If you love somebody –set them free                        Sting.
  55. Made in England.                                                    Elton John
  56. Listen to what the man said                                   Wings
  57. The pino colada song.                                             Rupert Holmes.
  58. Big Yellow taxi.                                                        Counting Crows.
  59. A Thousand miles                                                   Vanessa Carlton.
  60. Desiderata.                                                                Les Crane.
  61. I shot the sheriff                                                        Derek and the Dominoes.
  62. Boogie on Reggae woman                                      Stevie Wonder.
  63. Time in a bottle.                                                       Jim Croce
  64. I’m Mandy, fly me                                                   10CC
  65. Gonna make you a star                                           David Essex
  66. Stay with me till dawn.                                           Judie Tzuke.
  67. It’s too late.                                                                Carole King.
  68. Alone again (naturally)                                           Gilbert O Sullivan.
  69. Loves Theme.                                                           Love unlimited Orchestra.
  70. The Living Years.                                                     Mike and the Mechanics.
  71. If you could read my mind.                                   Gordon Lightfoot.
  72. Axel F (theme from Beverly Hills Cop)                    Harold Faltermayer.
  73. Never let her slip away                                           Andrew Gold.
  74. Ride like the wind                                                   Christopher Cross.
  75. Answer me.                                                               Barbara Dickson.
  76. Leaving on a jet plane.                                            John Denver.
  77. Wired for sound.                                                      Cliff Richard.
  78. Golden Brown.                                                         Stranglers.
  79. Dancing in the moonlight.                                      Toploader.
  80. Chinese way.                                                            Level 42
  81. Looking for Linda.                                                   Hue and Cry.
  82. Reggae Tune.                                                            Andy Fairweather-Lowe.
  83. Where do you go to my lovely?                               Peter Sarstedt.
  84. Brown Sugar.                                                            Rolling Stones.
  85. Give me the night.                                                   Randy Crawford.
  86. Dolce Vita.                                                                Ryan Paris.
  87. Missing.                                                                     Everything but the girl.
  88. Baby I’m a want you.                                               Bread.
  89. License to kill.                                                          Gladys Knight and the pips.
  90. Car Wash.                                                                  Rose Royce.
  91. Pick up the pieces.                                                   Average White band.
  92. Can you feel the force?                                            Real Thing.
  93. Friends.                                                                      Shalamar.
  94. Stuck in the middle with you.                               Stealers Wheel.
  95. Down Town.                                                             Petula Clark.
  96. Video killed the Radio star.                                   Buggles
  97. January, February.                                                   Barbara Dickson.
  98. Only you.                                                                  Yazoo.
  99. Moon River                                                               Andy Williams.
  100. The Look of love.                                                     Dusty Springfield.


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  1. Stay                                                                 Lisa Loeb
  2. Do you know the Way to san Jose            Dionne Warwick
  3. Start Me Up                                                   Rolling Stones
  4. Allen Town                                                   Billy Joel

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  6. Wow, what a brilliant list, packed with quality! No duds! You really like a song with a strong hook, don’t you? Very eclectic, too, something from most eras. Are they in order of preference? Actually, they’re so good I’d find them very hard to rank.

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      • Interesting piece, Steve, with the theme of enthusiasm running right through it! Your film about plane spotting is a fine testimony to your friend and his passion for planes and a pretty nifty piece of film making in its own right – must have taken time to put together, given the 1980s technology. Nostalgic too – cars, fashions (!) etc. Not surprised it’s had so many views!


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