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The Greatest Years in Music

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Aired Think about it. In the entire span of popular music history, what single year had the most impact? We've been pondering this question with our friends at one of our favorite radio stations in the land--WXPN in Philadelphia--and the results can be heard on this station. You're about to enter a full-on non-chronological review of the years that spawned the greatest artists, albums and events.

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The Greatest Years in Music

  1.   Track
    Artist
    Popularity
  2.   Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3.   Layla Derek & the Dominos Layla Layla
  4.   Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered Signed Sealed Delivered
  5.   Fire and Rain James Taylor Fire and Rain Fire and Rain
  6.   Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil Friend of the Devil
  7.   Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen Santana Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
  8.   A-Punk Vampire Weekend A-Punk A-Punk
  9.   Let It Be The Beatles Let It Be Let It Be
  10.   Time to Pretend MGMT Time to Pretend Time to Pretend
  11.   Strange Times The Black Keys Strange Times Strange Times
  12.   Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  13.   Sex On Fire Kings of Leon Sex On Fire Sex On Fire
  14.   Viva La Vida Coldplay Viva La Vida Viva La Vida
  15.   Chasing Pavements Adele Chasing Pavements Chasing Pavements
  16.   Run-Around Blues Traveler Run-Around Run-Around
  17.   Wrecking Ball Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball
  18.   Waterfalls TLC Waterfalls Waterfalls
  19.   Down by the Water PJ Harvey Down by the Water Down by the Water
  20.   High and Dry Radiohead High and Dry High and Dry
  21.   One of Us Joan Osborne One of Us One of Us
  22.   1979 Smashing Pumpkins 1979 1979
  23.   Surfin' Safari The Beach Boys Surfin' Safari Surfin' Safari
  24.   I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You I Can't Stop Loving You
  25.   James Bond Theme John Barry Orchestra James Bond Theme James Bond Theme
  26.   Sherry The Four Seasons Sherry Sherry
  27.   The Twist Chubby Checker The Twist The Twist
  28.   Green Onions Booker T. & the MG's Green Onions Green Onions
  29.   The Loco-Motion Little Eva The Loco-Motion The Loco-Motion
  30.   Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire Great Balls of Fire
  31.   I Got a Woman Ray Charles I Got a Woman I Got a Woman
  32.   Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie Wake Up Little Susie
  33.   Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte Banana Boat (Day-O) Banana Boat (Day-O)
  34.   Blue Christmas Elvis Presley Blue Christmas Blue Christmas
  35.   Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight Walkin' After Midnight
  36.   You Send Me Sam Cooke You Send Me You Send Me
  37.   I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe I Got You Babe
  38.   Michelle The Beatles Michelle Michelle
  39.   Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Mr. Tambourine Man
  40.   Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las Leader of the Pack Leader of the Pack
  41.   Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone Like a Rolling Stone
  42.   My Girl The Temptations My Girl My Girl
  43.   My Generation The Who My Generation My Generation
  44.   Where Is My Mind? Pixies Where Is My Mind? Where Is My Mind?
  45.   Birthday The Sugarcubes Birthday Birthday
  46.   Cult of Personality Living Colour Cult of Personality Cult of Personality
  47.   I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  48.   Slow Turning John Hiatt Slow Turning Slow Turning
  49.   Jane Says Jane's Addiction Jane Says Jane Says
  50.   Orange Crush R.E.M. Orange Crush Orange Crush
  51.   Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me Tiny Tim Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me
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Featured Artists

The Beatles

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Stevie Wonder

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Radiohead

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The Who

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David Bowie

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Beyoncé

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Kings of Leon

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Coldplay

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The Beach Boys

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Ray Charles

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Elvis Presley

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R.E.M.

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Led Zeppelin

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Bob Marley

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Madonna

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U2

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Bee Gees

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