Songs of the 20th Century

Year by year, 1970 to 2000

Back to 1960s Back to Songs of the Century


Yr President Style Songster Songs
70 Nixon   John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
71     Don McLean American Pie
Carpenters Superstar
Isaac Hayes

Theme from "Shaft"

72     Helen Reddy I Am Woman
73     Jim Croce Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Cher Half Breed

Eddie Kendricks

Keep on Truckin'
Carly Simon

You're So Vain

74 Ford  

Barbra Streisand

The Way We Were

75     John Denver Thank God I'm a Country Boy
Linda Ronstadt

You're No Good


What I Did for Love

George Baker Selection Una Paloma Blanca
76     Barry Manilow I Write the Songs
77 Carter Disco Bee Gees Stayin' Alive

How Deep Is Your Love

78     Bee Gees

Village People

Hot Child in the City

Y.M.C.A.; Macho Man

79     Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
80     Rod Stewart  
81 Reagan   Olivia Newton-John Physical
Diana Ross/Lionel Ritchie Endless Love
82     Vangelis Chariots of Fire
83     Police Every Breath You Take
84     Van Halen Jump


Like a Virgin
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
85     Lionel Ritchie Say You, Say Me
USA for Africa

We Are the World

86     Dionne Warwick That's What Friends Are For

Whitney Houston

Greatest Love of All
87     U2 With or Without You
88     Gloria Estefan Anything for You
89 Bush   Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl
90     Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair Opposites Attract
91     Amy Grant Baby, Baby
92     Kenny G Forever In Love
93 Clinton   Janet Jackson Again
94     Boyz II Men On Bended Knee
95     Mariah Carey Fantasy
96     Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
97     Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
99     Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca
2000     Savage Green I Knew I Loved You

Back to 1960s Back to Songs of the Century

I really do not know the music of this period.  The names of the artists and songs are merely what I have heard of.  I am looking for a representative song of each year, and for each artist listed, their most characteristic song.  If you can help, please email me.