These Are The Best Songs That Came Out The Year You Were Born


Everyone has a certain song that reminds them of when they were young.

The one stand out song of when I was little is Whigfield – “Saturday Night” – and I can remember running around and dancing to it like a kid possessed.

But what are the best songs of each year?

It’s a tough list to come up with, but the people at Business Insider have had a good go.

They looked at Billboard’s year-end number-one pop and R&B singles since 1965 along with their Hot 100 list to put together the top singles of the past 50 years.


1965: “I Can’t Help Myself” – Four Tops

1966: “The Ballad of the Green Berets” — Staff Sergeant Barry Allen Sadler

1967: “Respect” — Aretha Franklin

1968: “Hey Jude” — The Beatles

1969: “Sugar, Sugar” — The Archies

1970: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” — Simon & Garfunkel

1971: “Joy to the World” — Three Dog Night

1972: “Let’s Stay Together” — Al Green

1973: “Let’s Get It On” — Marvin Gaye

1974: “The Way We Were” — Barbra Streisand

1975: “Love Will Keep Us Together” — Captain & Tennille

1976: “Silly Love Songs” — Wings

1977: “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” — Rod Stewart

1978: “Shadow Dancing” — Andy Gibb

1979: “My Sharona” — The Knack

1980: “Call Me” — Blondie

1981: “Bette Davis Eyes” — Kim Carnes

1982: “Physical” — Olivia Newton-John

1983: “Every Breath You Take” — The Police

1984: “When Doves Cry” — Prince

1985: “Careless Whisper” — George Michael

1986: “That’s What Friends Are For” — Dionne Warwick featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder

1987: “Walk Like An Egyptian” — The Bangles

1988: “Faith” — George Michael

1989: “Look Away” — Chicago

1990: “Hold On” — Wilson Phillips

1991: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” — Bryan Adams

1992: “End Of The Road” — Boyz II Men

1993: “I Will Always Love You” — Whitney Houston

1994: “The Sign” — Ace of Base

1995: “Gangsta’s Paradise” — Coolio featuring L.V.

1996: “Macarena” — Los del Rio

1997: “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” — Elton John

1998: “Too Close” — Next

1999: “Believe” — Cher

2000: “Breathe” — Faith Hill

2001: “Hanging By A Moment” — Lifehouse

2002: “How You Remind Me” — Nickelback

2003: “In Da Club” — 50 Cent

2004: “Yeah!” — Usher featuring Lil’ Jon and Ludacris

2005: “We Belong Together” — Mariah Carey

2006: “Bad Day” — Daniel Powter

2007: “Irreplaceable” — Beyoncé

2008: “Low” — Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

2009: “Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

2010: “TiK ToK” — Kesha

2011: “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele

2012: “Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye featuring Kimbra

2013: “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

2014: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams

2015: “See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

2016: “Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber

Do you agree with the list?

H/T: Business Insider

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