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Songs of the century

The Associated Press

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The 365 top songs of the 20th century, as selected by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America:

1 Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

2 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

3 This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie

4 Respect - Aretha Franklin

5 American Pie - Don McLean

6 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters

7 West Side Story - Original Cast

8 Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Billy Murray

9 You've Lost That Lovin Feelin - The Righteous Brothers

10 The Entertainer - Scott Joplin

11 In the Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra

12 Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets

13 When the Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong

14 You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis

15 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin

16 Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

17 Take the 'A' Train - Duke Ellington Orchestra

18 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

19 God Bless America - Kate Smith

20 Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa's Band

21 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

22 Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

23 I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett

24 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

25 Stand By Me - Ben E. King

26 Stormy Weather - Lena Horne

27 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

28 I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

29 Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

30 Imagine - John Lennon

31 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry

32 The Twist - Chubby Checker

33 Happy Trails - Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

34 Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams

35 Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Fisk Jubilee Singers

36 The Sound of Music - Original Cast

37 Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk

38 What's Love Got to do With It - Tina Turner

39 Over There - The American Quartet

40 Star Dust - Hoagy Carmichael

41 Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller

42 Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles

43 Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

44 Every Breath You Take - The Police

45 My Girl - The Temptations

46 Hotel California - The Eagles

47 Happy Days Are Here Again - Ben Selvin Orchestra

48 Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette

49 Take Five - Dave Brubeck

50 America the Beautiful - Louise Homer

51 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge

52 Light My Fire - The Doors

53 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

54 Sweet Georgia Brown - Ben Bernie Orchestra

55 When You Wish Upon a Star - Cliff Edwards

56 Yesterday/Act Naturally - The Beatles

57 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

58 God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday

59 Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen

60 The Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto

61 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

62 The Star Spangled Banner - John McCormick

63 O Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins Singers

64 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

65 What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

66 Oklahoma - Original Cast

67 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Johnny Mercer

68 Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

69 St. Louis Blues - W.C. Handy

70 Yankee Doodle - Vess Ossman

71 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & Papas

72 On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

73 Auld Lang Syne - Frank Stanley

74 Summertime - Sidney Bechet

75 Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes

76 Beat It - Michael Jackson

77 Sentimental Journey - Les Brown Orchestra

78 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

79 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

80 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

81 It Had to Be You - Isham Jones Orchestra

82 Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway

83 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford

84 What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

85 Fire and Rain - James Taylor

86 Y.M.C.A. - The Village People

87 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

88 King of the Road - Roger Miller

89 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

90 Ave Maria - Marian Anderson

91 Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw Orchestra

92 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

93 Stop in the Name of Love - The Supremes

94 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

95 1999 - Prince

96 Please Remember Me - Tim McGraw

97 Porgy and Bess - Original Cast

98 Back in the Saddle Again - Gene Autry

99 Shake, Rattle and Roll - Joe Turner

100 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins

101 Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

102 Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks

103 Charleston - Arthur Gibbs & His Gang

104 A Tisket A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald

105 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Chauncy Olcott

106 The Times They Are A Changin' - Bob Dylan

107 I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

108 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

109 Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole

110 Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary

111 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

112 Lean on Me - Bill Withers

113 Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

114 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams

115 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

116 Can the Circle Be Unbroken - The Carter Family

117 Puttin' on the Ritz - Harry Richman

118 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

119 Jump - Van Halen

120 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

121 We Are the World - USA for Africa

122 Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

123 My Fair Lady - Original Cast

124 Swanee - Al Jolson

125 Let Me Call You Sweetheart - The Peerless Quartet

126 Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor

127 The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles

128 I Wanna Be Loved By You - Helen Kane

129 Pennies From Heaven - Bing Crosby

130 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

131 Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

132 I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos

133 Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

134 Superstition - Stevie Wonder

135 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

136 On the Good Ship Lollipop - Shirley Temple

137 Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff

138 Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler

139 Dancing in the Streets - Martha & The Vandellas

140 Ain't No Mountain High Enough - M. Gaye/Tammi Terrell

141 Piano Man - Billy Joel

142 Joy to the World - Three Dog Night

143 Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

144 My Way - Frank Sinatra

145 Let's Stay Together - Al Green

146 We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You - Queen

147 Purple Rain - Prince

148 Dancing Queen - ABBA

149 A Love Supreme - John Coltrane

150 Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers

151 Shout - The Isley Brothers

152 I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown

153 The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King

154 Alexander's Ragtime Band - The Boswell Sisters

155 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

156 Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte

157 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash

158 Donna/La Bamba - Richie Valens

159 The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

160 Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver

161 Material Girl - Madonna

162 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang

163 Goodnight Irene - Leadbelly

164 Tequila - The Champs

165 Que Sera Sera - Doris Day

166 Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

167 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

168 Soul Man - Sam & Dave

169 You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

170 Thanks for the Memory - Bob Hope/Shirley Ross

171 Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas

172 Moon River - Henry Mancini

173 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

174 Misty - Erroll Garner Trio

175 Chances Are - Johnny Mathis

176 Love Letters - Ketty Lester

177 I Love Rock 'N' Roll - Joan Jett & Blackhearts

178 Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

179 Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

180 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-las

181 In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

182 Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon/Teenagers

183 I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

184 Oye Como Va - Santana

185 Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn

186 The Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin

187 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies ... - Waylon & Willie

188 The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

189 Bye Bye Blackbird - Gene Austin

190 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters

191 Fight for Your Right (to Party) - The Beastie Boys

192 We Are Family - Sister Sledge

193 Close to You - The Carpenters

194 Maggie May - Rod Stewart

195 Night and Day - Fred Astaire

196 Brother Can You Spare a Dime - Rudy Vallee

197 Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio

198 The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page

199 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin/Blue Note

200 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

201 U Can't Touch This - M.C. Hammer

202 Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas

203 Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

204 How Great Thou Art - George Beverly Shea

205 Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra

206 Hair - Original Cast

207 Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Sons of the Pioneers

208 What the World Needs Now is Love - Jackie DeShannon

209 Crying - Roy Orbison

210 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

211 One O'clock Jump - Count Basie Orchestra

212 Downtown - Petula Clark

213 It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King

214 Celebration - Kool & The Gang

215 So In Love - The Tymes

216 You're So Vain - Carly Simon

217 Heart of Glass - Blondie

218 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe/Blue Grass Boys

219 Teen Angel - Mark Dinning

220 Ornithology - Charlie Parker Sextet

221 We Shall Overcome - Joan Baez

222 Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt

223 Take My Hand Precious Lord - Thomas Dorsey

224 South Pacific - Original Cast

225 Runaround Sue - Dion

226 Tea for Two - Art Tatum

227 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

228 Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin

229 It's My Party - Lesley Gore

230 The Loco Motion - Little Eva

231 On Broadway - The Drifters

232 Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

233 Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

234 Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett

235 Bitches Brew - Miles Davis

236 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

237 Earth Angel - The Penguins

238 Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters

239 People Get Ready - The Impressions

240 House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

241 White Rabbit - The Jefferson Airplane

242 Graceland - Paul Simon

243 Love Shack - The B-52s

244 I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

245 All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow

246 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

247 My Old Kentucky Home - Geraldine Farrar

248 Abraham, Martin & John - Dion

249 The King and I - Original Cast

250 At the Hop - Danny & The Juniors

251 What'd I Say - Ray Charles

252 Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes

253 Be My Baby - The Ronettes

254 I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher

255 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

256 Flashdance (What a Feeling) - Irene Cara

257 Burning Down the House - Talking Heads

258 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus

259 Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks

260 The Music Man - Original Cast

261 Walk On By - Dionne Warwick

262 Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers Band

263 Move On Up a Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson

264 I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters

265 That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima/Keely Smith

266 Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops

267 Walk This Way - Aerosmith

268 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

269 The Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

270 Change the World - Eric Clapton

271 If I Didn't Care - The Ink Spots

272 Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers

273 Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday

274 Ode to Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry

275 Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

276 War - Edwin Starr

277 Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich

278 Old Time Rock 'N' Roll - Bob Seger

279 We Got the Beat - The Go-Gos

280 The Message - Grandmaster Flash/Furious 5

281 You're the Top - Cole Porter

282 My Guy - Mary Wells

283 You Send Me - Sam Cooke

284 By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell

285 Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

286 Heart of Gold - Neil Young

287 Jack & Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp

288 Fight the Power - Public Enemy

289 Me and My Shadow - Whispering Jack Smith

290 Deep in the Heart of Texas - Alvino Ray Orchestra

291 For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

292 That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick & Friends

293 You're Still the One - Shania Twain

294 Birdland - Weather Report

295 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

296 Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

297 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Vaughn Monroe

298 The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand

299 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton

300 Grease - Cast/Soundtrack

301 Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

302 Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis

303 That's the Way (I Like It) - K.C. & Sunshine Band

304 Yes We Have No Bananas - Billy Jones

305 On Top of Old Smoky - The Weavers

306 You Really Got Me - The Kinks

307 Ohio - Crosby Stills Nash Young

308 Free Fallin' - Tom Petty/Heartbreakers

309 This Kiss - Faith Hill

310 Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins Orchestra

311 I Am Woman - Helen Reddy

312 Show Boat - Original Cast

313 This Masquerade - George Benson

314 Some of These Days - Sophie Tucker

315 Down Hearted Blues - Bessie Smith

316 New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills/Texas Playboys

317 How High the Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford

318 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee

319 Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone

320 When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt

321 Uncle John's Band - The Grateful Dead

322 Faith - George Michael

323 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

324 All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over - Hank Williams Jr.

325 Candle in the Wind - Elton John

326 El Shaddai - Amy Grant

327 Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie

328 Zodiac Suite - Mary Lou Williams

329 Vesti La Giubba - Enrico Caruso

330 Whispering - Paul Whiteman Orchestra

331 Blue Yodel (T for Texas) - Jimmie Rodgers

332 Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooker

333 The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

334 She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer

335 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

336 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

337 Men in Black - Will Smith

338 El Paso - Marty Robbins

339 I'll Fly Away - The Chuck Wagon Gang

340 Rockit - Herbie Hancock

341 King Porter Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton

342 Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson

343 Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold

344 Tiger Rag - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

345 The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart

346 Yakety Yak - The Coasters

347 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

348 Higher Love - Steve Winwood

349 No Charge - Shirley Caesar

350 My Home's In Alabama - Alabama

351 One Sweet Day - Boyz II Men/Mariah Carey

352 I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

353 Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around - The Fairfield Four

354 The In Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio

355 Near You - Francis Craig Orchestra

356 Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard

357 Django - The Modern Jazz Quartet

358 Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers

359 Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill

360 Mama He's Crazy - The Judds

361 No Scrubs - TLC

362 Saturday in the Park - Chicago

363 Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child

364 Addictive Love - Bebe & Cece Winans

365 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

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