One More: Top Ten Pop Songs Ever

1. “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc
2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
3. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
4. “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” by The Four Seasons
5. “Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans
6. “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer
7. “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart
8. “Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)” by The Bee Gees
9. “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley
10. “Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes

7 thoughts on “One More: Top Ten Pop Songs Ever

  1. If its popular songs of the Rock-and-Roll era, maybe, but I’d put “You’re The Top” by Cole Porter on a list of Top 10 of the Twentieth Century.

  2. What? No ABBA? Unacceptable, Mr. Smith. Step away from the blackboard and return to your seat.

    Your assignment for the evening: listen to a loop of “Ring, Ring” and “Waterloo” for an hour while you think about what you’ve done.

    • Ooooo . . . shame on me!!!!

      Though I’d pick “Knowing Me, Knowing You” as my quintessential ABBA cut . . .

      The other one it pained me to omit was “Me and Mrs Jones” . . .

      • Both excellent tracks, indeed!

        I can’t justify kicking any of those out of the top 10 to accommodate them, but ELO would have a track in my top 20, likely “Telephone Line.” My oldest recently “discovered” them, and I have enjoyed revisiting their catalog more regularly of late with him.

        • I will spot you some of those core ELO songs . . . truly brilliant, epic pop. When I first formed this list, the three songs that I had in mind were the first three: “I’m Not in Love” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Good Vibrations” because they were such epic PRODUCTIONS . . . and I think ELO at their peak falls into that category as well, as does Ike’s best stuff . . .

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