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MTV, Rolling Stone list top 100 pop songs since 1963

November 19, 2000


A list of the 100 greatest pop songs since 1963, as determined by experts at MTV and Rolling Stone magazine.

1. "Yesterday," The Beatles

2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones

3. "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana

4. "Like a Virgin," Madonna

5. "Billie Jean," Michael Jackson

6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand," The Beatles

7. "Respect," Aretha Franklin

8. "One," U2

9. "I Want You Back," The Jackson 5

10. "I Want it That Way," Backstreet Boys

11. "Hotel California," The Eagles

12. "Where Did Our Love Go?" The Supremes

13. "Sweet Child O' Mine," Guns N' Roses

14. "Brown Sugar," The Rolling Stones

15. "Imagine," John Lennon

16. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor

17. "Superstition," Stevie Wonder

18. "Losing My Religion," R.E.M.

19. "Vogue," Madonna (1990).

20. "Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan

21. "Brown Eyed Girl," Van Morrison

22. "Beat It," Michael Jackson

23. "Oh, Pretty Woman," Roy Orbison

24. "What's Going On," Marvin Gaye

25. " ... Baby One More Time," Britney Spears

26. "Go Your Own Way," Fleetwood Mac

27. "When Doves Cry," Prince

28. "In My Life," The Beatles

29. "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen

30. "Your Song," Elton John

31. "Smooth," Santana featuring Rob Thomas

32. "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay," Otis Redding

33. "My Generation," The Who

34. "You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette

35. "Born to Run," Bruce Springsteen

36. "Waterfalls," TLC

37. "O.P.P.," Naughty By Nature

38. "Changes," David Bowie

39. "Iris," Goo Goo Dolls

40. "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston

41. "Proud Mary," Creedence Clearwater Revival

42. "Every Breath You Take," The Police

43. "Miss You," The Rolling Stones

44. "Dancing Queen," ABBA

45. "Tears in Heaven," Eric Clapton

46. "The Tracks of My Tears," Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

47. "Jump," Van Halen

48. "Jeremy," Pearl Jam

49. "Tangled Up in Blue," Bob Dylan

50. "Little Red Corvette," Prince

51. "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," The Temptations

52. "Maybe I'm Amazed," Paul McCartney

53. "Faith," George Michael

54. "Under the Bridge," Red Hot Chili Peppers

55. "Bye Bye Bye," 'N Sync

56. "I Will Survive," Gloria Gaynor

57. "Our Lips Are Sealed," Go-Go's

58. "One Headlight," The Wallflowers

59. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," Stevie Wonder

60. "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel

61. "The One I Love," R.E.M.

62. "Papa Don't Preach," Madonna

63. "MMMbop," Hanson

64. "Bennie and the Jets," Elton John

65. "Just What I Needed," The Cars

66. "Time After Time," Cyndi Lauper

67. "My Name Is," Eminem

68. "Only Happy When it Rains," Garbage

69. "Just Can't Get Enough," Depeche Mode

70. "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys

71. "I Wanna Be Sedated," The Ramones

72. "Free Fallin'," Tom Petty

73. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" Culture Club

74. "Tiny Dancer," Elton John

75. "Hot Fun in the Summertime," Sly & The Family Stone

76. "Creep," Radiohead

77. "Let's Stay Together," Al Green

78. "Longview," Green Day

79. "Nasty," Janet Jackson

80. "I Need Love," LL Cool J

81. "Don't Speak," No Doubt

82. "Rock With You," Michael Jackson

83. "I Want to Know What Love Is," Foreigner

84. "Wonderwall," Oasis

85. "Surrender," Cheap Trick

86. "Don't You Want Me," The Human League

87. "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)," The Pretenders

88. "Gone Til November," Wyclef Jean

89. "Careless Whisper," Wham! Featuring George Michael

90. "The Boy Is Mine," Brandy & Monica

91. "No Diggity," Blackstreet

92. "You Shook Me All Night Long," AC/DC

93. "Stayin' Alive," The Bee Gees

94. "All the Small Things," Blink-182

95. "Good Times," Chic

96. "Photograph," Def Leppard

97. "Love Shack," the B-52's

98. "She Drives Me Crazy," Fine Young Cannibals

99. "Just a Friend," Biz Markie

100. "Tainted Love," Soft Cell

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