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VH1’s Top 100 Songs


The music television channel VH1 has done a variety of “100 Greatest” shows over the years. The song lists below have been consolidated into an aggregate list by Dave’s Music Database.

  1. Salt-N-Pepa…Push It (1987)
  2. Whitney Houston…I Will Always Love You (1992)
  3. Run-D.M.C. with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.Walk This Way (1986)
  4. Michael Jackson…Billie Jean (1983)
  5. Sinead O’Connor…Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)
  6. Nirvana…Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
  7. Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg…Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang (1993)
  8. Celine Dion…My Heart Will Go On (1997)
  9. Public Enemy…Fight the Power (1989)
  10. Guns N’ Roses…Sweet Child O’ Mine (1988)

  11. The Police…Every Breath You Take (1983)
  12. Prince…When Dovs Cry (1984)
  13. Michael Jackson…Beat It (1983)
  14. AC/DC…You Shook Me All Night Long (1980)
  15. Van Halen…Jump (1984)
  16. Naughty by Nature…O.P.P. (1991)
  17. Cyndi Lauper…Time after Time (1983)
  18. M.C. Hammer…U Can’t Touch This (1990)
  19. Shania Twain…You’re Still the One (1988)
  20. The Clash…London Calling (1979)

  21. Goo Goo Dolls…Iris (1998)
  22. The Rolling Stones…Start Me Up (1981)
  23. U2…One (1992)
  24. Madonna…Vogue (1990)
  25. Aretha Franklin…Respect (1967)
  26. Madonna…Like a Virgin (1984)
  27. TLC…Waterfalls (1994)
  28. Sir Mix-A-Lot…Baby Got Back (1992)
  29. Alanis Morissette…You Oughta Know (1995)
  30. R.E.M….Losing My Religion (1991)

  31. Bon Jovi…Livin’ on a Prayer (1986)
  32. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five…The Message (1982)
  33. U2…With Or Without You (1987)
  34. Britney Spears…Baby One More Time (1998)
  35. The Sugarhill Gang…Rapper’s Delight (1979)
  36. The Kingsmen…Louie Louie (1963)
  37. Pearl Jam…Jeremy (1992)
  38. Gloria Gaynor…I Will Survive (1978)
  39. C + C Music Factory…Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)
  40. Peter Gabriel…In Your Eyes (1986)

  41. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock…It Takes Two (1988)
  42. No Doubt…Don’t Speak (1996)
  43. Aerosmith…I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (1998)
  44. Red Hot Chili Peppers…Under the Bridge (1992)
  45. Journey…Don’t Stop Believin’ (1981)
  46. Bee Gees…Stayin’ Alive (1977)
  47. Backstreet Boys…I Want It That Way (1999)
  48. The Go-Go’s…Our Lips Are Sealed (1981)
  49. Fugees…Killing Me Softly (1996)
  50. Janet Jackson…Nasty (1986)

  51. Bruce Springsteen…Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
  52. Queen with David Bowie…Under Pressure (1981)
  53. Elton John…Your Song
  54. Daryl Hall & John Oates…I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) (1981)
  55. Chubby Checker…The Twist (1960)
  56. Duran Duran…Hungry Like the Wolf (1982)
  57. Beck…Loser (1993)
  58. The Emotions…Best of My Love (1977)
  59. House of Pain…Jump Around (1992)
  60. Alicia Keys…Fallin’ (2001)

  61. Digital Underground…The Humpty Dance (1990)
  62. James Brown…I Got You (I Feel Good) (1965)
  63. Rick James…Super Freak (1981)
  64. Destiny’s Child…Say My Name (1999)
  65. Prince…Little Red Corvette (1983)
  66. Nelly…Hot in Herre (2002)
  67. REO Speedwagon…Keep on Loving You (1980)
  68. Modern English…I Melt with You (1983)
  69. Ice Cube…It Was a Good Day (1993)
  70. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1981)

  71. Metallica…Enter Sandman (1991)
  72. Young MC…Bust a Move (1989)
  73. Eminem…My Name Is… (1999)
  74. Chic…Good Times (1979)
  75. Al Green…Let’s Stay Together (1971)
  76. Green Day…Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (1997)
  77. Soft Cell…Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (1981)
  78. Radiohead…Creep (1993)
  79. Barry White…You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (1974)
  80. Led Zeppelin…Whole Lotta Love (1969)

  81. Sheryl Crow…All I Wanna Do (1994)
  82. Hanson…Mmmbop (1997)
  83. Cypress Hill…Insane in the Brain (1993)
  84. Blondie…Heart of Glass (1979)
  85. The Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy & Mase…Mo Money, Mo Problems (1997)
  86. Foreigner…I Want to Know What Love Is (1984)
  87. George Michael…Faith (1987)
  88. John Cougar Mellencamp…Jack and Diane (1982)
  89. Eurythmics…Sweet Dreams Are Made of This (1983)
  90. Geto Boys…Mind Playing Tricks on Me (1991)

  91. Lenny Kravitz…Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
  92. Culture Club…Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (1982)
  93. LL Cool J…Mama Said Knock You Out (1991)
  94. Tone Loc…Wild Thing (1988)
  95. Oasis…Wonderwall (1995)
  96. Poison…Every Rose Has Its Thorn (1988)
  97. Cher…Believe (1998)
  98. Marvin Gaye…Sexual Healing (1982)
  99. Bonnie Tyler…Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983)
  100. Ray Charles…What’d I Say (1959)

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