100 Years: 100 Songs of Summer

Popular Music has two special seasons – Christmas and Summer.

Each Year, One Song Becomes
The Song Of The Summer

The Top 100 Summer Songs 1920- 2019:

2019: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
2018: In My Feelings – Drake
2017: Despacito – Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee (and sometimes Justin Bieber)
2016: Closer – Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
2015: (tie) Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
2014: Happy – Pharrell Williams
2013: Get Lucky – Daft Punk
2012: Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
2011: Party Rock – LMFAO
2010: Firework – Katy Perry
2009: I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
2008: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On it) – Beyonce
2007: The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani and Akon
2006: Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
2005: Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
2004: Yeah! – Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
2003: Crazy In Love – Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
2002: A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
2001: Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim, and Mya
2000: Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
1999: Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas
1998: I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
1997: Wannabe – Spice Girls
1996: Macarena – Los Del Rio
1995: Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
1994: All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
1993: What Is Love – Haddaway
1992: Baby Got Back – Sir Mixx-A-Lott
1991: Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
1990: (tie) Electric Boogie (aka The Electric Slide) – Marcia Griffiths and Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
1989: Love Shack – B-52’sC
1988: Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
1987: Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
1986: That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne & Friends
1985: We Built This City – Jefferson Starship
1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson
1983: It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
1982: I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
1981: Super Freak – Rick James
1980: You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
1979: Y.M.C.A. – Village People
1978: Last Dance – Donna Summer
1977: Dancing Queen – Abba
1976: Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
1975: Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
1974: Takin Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO)
1973: Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
1972: American Pie – Don McLean
1971: Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
1970: I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
1969: Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
1968: Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
1967: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
1966: I’m A Believer – The Monkees
1965: Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
1964: Twist and Shout – Beatles
1963: Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
1962: Twist and Shout – Isley Brothers
1961: Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
1960: The Twist – Chubby Checker
1959: Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
1958: At The Hop – Danny & the Juniors
1957: Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
1956: Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
1955: Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets
1954: Sh Boom – The Chords
1953: (How Much is That) Doggie in the Window – Patty Page
1952: Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly
1951: Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
1950: Music Music Music – Teresa Brewer
1949: Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) – Vaughn Monroe
1948: The Woody Woodpecker Song – Kay Kyser
1947: Peg O’ My Heart – Buddy Clark
1946: The Gypsy – The Ink Spots
1945: Sentimental Journey – Les Brown
1944: Swinging on a Star – Bing Crosby
1943: You’ll Never Know – Dick Haymes
1942: Deep In The Heart of Texas – Alvino Rey or Bing Crosby or Horace Heidt or Merry Macs
1941: Stardust – Artie Shaw
1940: I’ll Never Smile Again – Tommy Dorsey
1939: Beer Barrel Polka – The Andrews Sisters (or Will Glahe)
1938: A Tisket, A-Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb
1937: It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane – Guy Lombardo
1936: The Glory of Love – Benny Goodman
1935: Cheek To Cheek  – Fred Astaire
1934: Cocktails For Two – Duke Ellington
1933: Stormy Weather – Leo Reisman featuring Harold Arlen
1932: In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town – Ted Lewis
1931: Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
1930: Dancing With Tears In My Eyes – Nat Shilkret
1929: Honey – Rudy Vallee
1928: Ramona – Paul Whiteman (or by Gene Austin)
1927: I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover – Ben Burnie
1926: Valencia – Paul Whiteman
1925: Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Burnie
1924: California, Here I Come – Al Jolson
1923: That Old Gang of Mine – Bill Murray and Ed Smalle
1922: Stumbling – Paul Whiteman
1921: Cherie – Paul Whiteman
1920: When My Baby Smiles At Me – Ted Lewis

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