By Shannon Frost Greenstein

Here it is, folks.  We asked, you responded.  We wanted to know your top 500 songs, and y’all provided us with some GREAT answers.  We tallied the results, ranked the music, and set up a handy list for your satisfaction with songs, artists, and release years. So without further ado, here are Philly’s 500 Greatest Hits!

98.1 WOGL “Philly’s 500 Greatest Hits Countdown”

1 Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi 1986
2 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 1982
3 Love Train O’Jays 1973
4 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 1981
5 What I Like About You Romantics 1980
6 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 1976
7 I Love Rock N Roll Joan Jett & Blackhearts 1982
8 Tainted Love Soft Cell 1981
9 Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now McFadden & Whithead 1979
10 Rock The Casbah Clash 1982

11 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 1980
12 You’re The First, The Last, My Everything Barry White 1974
13 Super Freak Rick James 1981
14 Let’s Dance David Bowie 1983
15 September Earth, Wind & Fire 1978
16 Call Me Blondie 1980
17 Jump Van Halen 1984
18 Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares 1976
19 Hey Jude Beatles 1968
20 Anyway You Want It Journey 1980

21 Best Of My Love Emotions 1977
22 Don’t You Want Me Human League 1981
23 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates 1980
24 Brick House Commodores 1977
25 Centerfold J. Geils Band 1981
26 Higher Love S. Winwood 1986
27 Don’t Do Me Like That Tom Petty & Heartbreakers 1979
28 Mony Mony B. Idol 1987
29 Celebration Kool & Gang 1980
30 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 1978

31 Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar 1980
32 Footloose Kenny Loggins 1984
33 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 1970
34 Working For The Weekend Loverboy 1981
35 Respect A. Franklin 1967
36 Turn The Beat Around V. S. Robinson 1976
37 1999 Prince 1982
38 Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield 1981
39 Rock The Boat Hues Corp. 1974
40 Start Me Up Rolling Stones 1981

41 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 1975
42 Disco Inferno Trammps 1977
43 Love Shack B-52’s 1989
44 867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone 1982
45 Good Times Chic 1979
46 Forget Me Nots P. Rushen 1982
47 Little Red Corvette Prince 1983
48 We Are Family Sister Sledge 1979
49 Let It Whip Dazz Band 1982
50 Satisfaction Rolling Stones 1965
51 Shining Star Eath, Wind & Fire 1975
52 Shake It Up Cars 1981

53 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1983
54 Le Freak Chic 1978
55 Lady (You Bring Me Up) Commodores 1981
56 Summer Of ’69 Bryan Adams 1985
57 Working My Way Back To You Spinners 1979
58 Jack & Diane J. Mellencamp 1982
59 Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire 1981
60 TSOP MFSB 1974
61 Down Under Men At Work 1982
62 Rock With You M. Jackson 1980

63 Bad Girls D. Summer 1979
64 All Night Long L. Richie 1983
65 How Will I Know W. Houston 1985
66 Get Down Tonight KC & Sunshine Band 1975
67 Sweet Caroline N. Diamond 1969
68 Flashdance I. Cara 1983
69 Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough M. Jackson 1979
70 Walking On Sunshine Katrina & Waves 1985
71 Funkytown Lipps Inc. 1980
72 Sing A Song Earth, Wind & Fire 1975

73 Every Breath You Take Police 1983
74 When I Think Of You J. Jackson 1986
75 Gonna Fly Now B. Conti 1977
76 Kiss Prince 1986
77 Maggie May R. Stewart 1971
78 Shame E. King 1978
79 Never Knew Love Like This S. Mills 1980
80 The Way You Make Me Feel M. Jackson 1987
81 That’s The Way I Like It KC & Sunshine Band 1975
82 Smooth Santana 1999

83 Hold On Loosely 38 Special 1980
84 December 1963 (Oh What A Night) 4 Seasons 1976
85 All She Wants To Do Is Dance Don Henley 1984
86 Easy Lover P. Bailey & P. Collins 1984
87 Dancing Queen Abba 1977
88 Part Time Lover S. Wonder 1985
89 Turn Your Love Around G. Benson 1981
90 I’ll Be Around Spinners 1972
91 Take Me Home Tonight E. Money 1986
92 Ghostbusters R. Parker Jr. 1984
93 Hot Stuff D. Summer 1979
94 Sussudio P. Collins 1985
95 P.Y.T. M. Jackson 1983
96 Right Back Where We Started From M. Nightingale 1976

97 You Are L. Richie 1983
98 Gimme All Your Lovin’ ZZ Top 1983
99 Grease F. Valli 1978
100 Rock Steady Whispers 1987
101 Shout Tears For Fears 1985
102 Margaritaville J. Buffett 1977
103 White Wedding B. Idol 1983
104 Cupid/I’ve Loved You Spinners 1980
105 Shake Your Body (Down To Ground) Jacksons 1979
106 Good Vibrations Beach Boys 1966

107 Every Little Thing She Does Police 1981
108 Heaven Knows D. Summer 1978
109 Heart And Soul H. Lewis & News 1983
110 You Can’t Hurry Love P. Collins 1982
111 Midnight Train To Georgia G. Knight & Pips 1973
112 Private Eyes Hall & Oates 1983
113 Love Is A Battlefield P. Benatar 1983
114 My Sharona Knack 1979
115 Beat It M. Jackson 1983
116 Bette Davis Eyes K. Carnes 1981

117 On Broadway G. Benson 1978
118 Sledgehammer P. Gabriel 1986
119 Upside Down D. Ross 1980
120 Low Rider War 1975
121 Caught Up In You 38 Special 1982
122 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes 1983
123 Everlasting Love C. Carlton 1974
124 You Might Think Cars 1984
125 Let The Music Play Shannon 1983
126 Last Dance Donna Summer 1978

127 She Works Hard For Money D. Summer 1983
128 Dancing In The Dark B. Springsteen 1984
129 Rubberband Man Spinners 1976
130 Don’t Stand So Close Police 1981
131 Wanna Be Startin’ Something M. Jackson 1983
132 Miss You R. Stones 1978
133 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters 1984
134 You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi 1986
135 Bad Case Of Loving You R. Palmer 1979
136 My Girl Temptations 1965
137 The Tide Is High Blondie 1980
138 Band Of Gold F. Payne 1970
139 I’m Still Standing E. John 1983
140 Borderline Madonna 1984

141 Shake Your Booty KC & Sunshine Band 1976
142 One Thing Leads To Another Fixx 1983
143 Invisible Touch Genesis 1986
144 You’re The One That I Want J. Travolta & O. N. John 1978
145 You May Be Right B. Joel 1980
146 Take On Me A-Ha 1985
147 Sweet Home Alabama L. Skynyrd 1974
148 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 1985
149 Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1985
150 Don’t Bring Me Down E.L.O. 1979

151 Forever Your Girl P. Abdul 1988
152 Hungry Heart B. Springsteen 1980
153 Philadelphia Freedom E. John 1975
154 The Boys Of Summer D. Henley 1984
155 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates 1981
156 Boogie Shoes KC & Sunshine Band 1978
157 Thriller M. Jackson 1984
158 I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany 1987
159 Who Loves You 4 Seasons 1975
160 Lay Down Sally E. Clapton 1978

161 Your Love Outfield 1986
162 Rich Girl Hall & Oates 1977
163 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran 1982
164 In Your Eyes P. Gabriel 1986
165 I Wish S. Wonder 1976
166 Tell Her About It B. Joel 1983
167 I Still Haven’t Found U2 1987
168 Easy Commodores 1977
169 Glory Days B. Springsteen 1985
170 Under Pressure Queen & D. Bowie 1981

171 Bad Bad Leroy Brown J. Croce 1973
172 Runaway Bon Jovi 1984
173 Double Dutch Bus F. Smith 1981
174 Jet Airliner S. Miller Band 1977
175 Roll With It S. Winwood 1988
176 Edge Of Seventeen S. Nicks 1982
177 Shadow Dancing A. Gibb 1978
178 If I Can’t Have You Y. Elliman 1978
179 That’s All Genesis 1983
180 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun C. Lauper 1983
181 Evil Woman E.L.O. 1975
182 I Love The Nightlife A. Bridges 1978
183 She’s Like The Wind Patrick Swayze 1988
184 Maneater Hall & Oates 1982

185 Baby Hold On E. Money 1978
186 I Love Music O’Jays 1976
187 Who Can It Be Now Men At Work 1982
188 Photograph Def Leppard 1983
189 Take The Money And Run S. Miller Band 1976
190 What A Fool Believes Doobie Bros. 1979
191 Sexual Healing M. Gaye 1982
192 Tell It To My Heart T. Dayne 1987
193 Old Time Rock & Roll B. Seger 1979
194 Saturday In The Park Chicago 1972

195 Brass In Pocket Pretenders 1980
196 Young Turks R. Stewart 1981
197 I Can See Clearly Now J. Nash 1972
198 The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy 1976
199 Uptown Girl B. Joel 1983
200 Brown Eyed Girl V. Morrison 1967
201 You’re So Vain C. Simon 1972
202 Hot Blooded Foreigner 1978
203 I Wanna Know What Love Is Foreigner 1984
204 Need You Tonight Inxs 1988

205 Lido Shuffle B. Scaggs 1977
206 The Joker S. Miller Band 1973
207 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper 1983
208 Refugee Tom Petty & Heartbreakers 1980
209 Do Ya Think I’m Sexy Rod Stewart 1979
210 Born To Run B. Springsteen 1975
211 Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon 1980
212 Power Of Love H. Lewis & News 1985
213 She’s Gone Hall & Oates 1977
214 What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 1971

215 Into The Groove Madonna 1985
216 Head Over Heels Tears For Fears 1985
217 Take The Long Way Home Supertramp 1979
218 Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) Looking Glass 1972
219 I Can Dream About You D. Hartman 1984
220 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon 1981
221 Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac 1977
222 Only The Good Die Young Billy Joel 1978
223 In The Air Tonight P. Collins 1981
224 Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles 1986
225 Heart Of Glass Blondie 1979
226 Got To Be Real C. Lynn 1978
227 Take My Breath Away Berlin 1986
228 High On You Survivor 1985

229 The Things We Do For Love 10CC 1977
230 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) R. Holmes 1979
231 St. Elmo’s Fire J. Parr 1985
232 La Bamba Los Lobos 1987
233 Sister Golden Hair America 1975
234 Danger Zone K. Loggins 1986
235 Talking In Your Sleep Romantics 1983
236 Feelin’ Stronger Everyday Chicago 1973
237 I Just Want To Be Your Everything A. Gibb 1977
238 Legs ZZ Top 1984

239 Cuts Like A Knife B. Adams 1983
240 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart E. John & K. Dee 1976
241 Cold As Ice Foreigner 1977
242 Kiss You All Over Exile 1978
243 Somebody’s Baby J. Browne 1982
244 One Way Or Another Blondie 1979
245 I Just Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew 1987
246 Pinkhouses J. Mellencamp 1983
247 You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet B.T.O. 1974
248 Stand Back S. Nicks 1983

249 Kokomo Beach Boys 1988
250 Crocodile Rock Elton John 1972
251 Vogue Madonna 1990
252 Small Town J. Mellencamp 1985
253 Hotel California Eagles 1977
254 Sister Christian Night Ranger 1984
255 I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock Of Seagulls 1982
256 Goodbye Stranger Supertramp 1979
257 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship 1987
258 Faith G. Michael 1987

259 Band On The Run Wings 1974
260 It’s Still Rock And Roll B. Joel 1980
261 Run To You B. Adams 1984
262 Lyin’ Eyes Eagles 1975
263 De Do Do Do Police 1980
264 Rock This Town Stray Cats 1982
265 My Life Billy Joel 1979
266 Spring Love Stevie B 1988
267 The Sign Ace Of Base 1994
268 You Make Loving Fun Fleetwood Mac 1977
269 Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners 1983
270 Breakup Song Greg Kihn Band 1981
271 Night Fever Bee Gees 1978
272 I’m Alright K. Loggins 1980

273 On The Darkside J. Cafferty 1983
274 Sara Smile Hall & Oates 1976
275 Manic Monday Bangles 1985
276 Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung 1986
277 You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees 1976
278 If This Is It H. Lewis & News 1984
279 Off The Wall M. Jackson 1980
280 Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye 1973
281 We Belong P. Benatar 1984
282 Bad M. Jackson 1987

283 Ramblin’ Man Allman Bros. 1973
284 Holiday Madonna 1983
285 Some Guys Have All Luck R. Stewart 1984
286 Superstition Stevie Wonder 1972
287 Don’t Lose My Number P. Collins 1985
288 Who’s Crying Now Journey 1981
289 The Lion Sleeps Tonight Robert John 1972
290 On The Radio D. Summer 1980
291 Out Of Touch Hall & Oates 1984
292 Young Americans David Bowie 1975

293 Amanda Boston 1986
294 I Melt With You Modern English 1982
295 Takin’ Care Of Business B.T.O. 1974
296 Forever Young R. Stewart 1988
297 Heart Of Rock N Roll H. Lewis & News 1984
298 Long Train Runnin’ Doobie Bros. 1973
299 Harden My Heart Quarterflash 1981
300 You’re The Inspiration Chicago 1984
301 Live And Let Die Wings 1973
302 Stop To Love L. Vandross 1986

303 Rosanna Toto 1982
304 Your Smiling Face James Taylor 1977
305 I Can’t Go For That Hall & Oates 1981
306 True Spandau Ballet 1983
307 Two Tickets To Paradise Eddie Money 1978
308 Free Fallin’ T. Petty & Heartbreakers 1989
309 Sunglasses At Night C. Hart 1984
310 Heartache Tonight Eagles 1979
311 New Attitude P. LaBelle 1985
312 Missing You J. Waite 1984
313 25 Or 6 To 4 Chicago 1970
314 At This Moment B. Vera & Beaters 1986
315 Oh Sherrie S. Perry 1984
316 Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton 1978

317 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals 1989
318 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 1980
319 Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees 1977
320 Faithfully Journey 1983
321 Girl You Know It’s True Milli Vanilli 1989
322 I Feel The Earth Move Carole King 1971
323 Do You Believe In Love H. Lewis & News 1982
324 I’m Your Baby Tonight W. Houston 1990
325 Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann 1976
326 Motown Philly Boyz 2 Men 1991

327 Allentown B. Joel 1982
328 Take It Easy Eagles 1972
329 Joanna Kool & Gang 1984
330 Pop Muzik M 1979
331 I’m Your Boogie Man KC & Sunshine Band 1977
332 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 1984
333 Caribbean Queen B. Ocean 1984
334 Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts 1972
335 I’m So Excited Pointer Sisters 1982
336 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 1984

337 Listen To The Music Doobie Bros. 1972
338 When Doves Cry Prince 1984
339 Let’s Hear It For The Boy D. Williams 1984
340 Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder 1977
341 Open Your Heart Madonna 1986
342 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing L. Sayer 1976
343 Big Shot Billy Joel 1979
344 What’s Love Got To Do With It T. Turner 1984
345 Misunderstanding Genesis 1980
346 Fame David Bowie 1975

347 The Girl Is Mine M. Jackson & P. McCartney 1983
348 Maniac M. Sembello 1983
349 In The Summertime Mungo Jerry 1970
350 Urgent Foreigner 1981
351 Stay With Me Tonight J. Osborne 1983
352 Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players 1975
353 Don’t Ask Me Why B. Joel 1980
354 Throwing It All Away Genesis 1986
355 Stuck In The Middle Stealers Wheel 1973
356 Take It To The Limit Eagles 1976
357 Escapade J. Jackson 1989
358 Changes David Bowie 1972
359 Heaven B. Adams 1985
360 Addicted To Love R. Palmer 1986

361 Does Anybody Really Know Chicago 1970
362 Together Forever R. Astley 1987
363 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 1984
364 Piano Man Billy Joel 1974
365 Here I Go Again Whitesnake 1987
366 Running With The Night L. Richie 1983
367 Sir Duke Stevie Wonder 1977
368 Let’s Go Crazy Prince 1984
369 Hurts So Good J. Mellencamp 1982
370 Tonight’s The Night Rod Stewart 1976

371 Simply Irresistible R. Palmer 1988
372 I Wanna Dance With Somebody W. Houston 1987
373 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder 1973
374 Fame I. Cara 1980
375 I Knew You Were Waiting A. Franklin & G. Michael 1987
376 Babe Styx 1979
377 Hard To Handle Black Crowes 1990
378 Venus Bananarama 1986
379 Rock N Me Steve Miller Band 1976
380 Fresh Kool & The Gang 1985

381 Two Hearts P. Collins 1988
382 Lean On Me Bill Withers 1972
383 Open Arms Journey 1982
384 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ Hall & Oates 1980
385 Beast Of Burden Rolling Stones 1978
386 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan 1981
387 Get Down On It Kool & Gang 1982
388 Get Closer Seals & Crofts 1976
389 We Got The Beat Go Go’s 1982
390 Everytime You Go Away P. Young 1985

391 Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1977
392 You’re My Best Friend Queen 1976
393 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1985
394 A Horse With No Name America 1972
395 Heat Of The Moment Asia 1982
396 With Or Without You U2 1987
397 Still The One Orleans 1976
398 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones 1971
399 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 1986
400 Evil Ways Santana 1970
401 Straight Up P. Abdul 1989
402 I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow 1982
403 Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum 1970
404 Raspberry Beret Prince 1985

405 The Glory Of Love P. Cetera 1986
406 Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton 1976
407 She’s Got A Way B. Joel 1982
408 And We Danced Hooters 1985
409 Baby Come Back Player 1977
410 Vacation Go Go’s 1982
411 Cherish Madonna 1989
412 Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) Fleetwood Mac 1976
413 I’ve Had The Time Of My Life B. Medley & J. Warnes 1987
414 Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 1985

415 Let’s Go Cars 1979
416 More Than A Feeling Boston 1976
417 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung 1984
418 Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) Billy Joel 1978
419 Words Get In The Way Miami Sound Machine 1986
420 I Keep Forgettin’ M. McDonald 1982
421 Moondance Van Morrison 1970
422 Hungry Eyes E. Carmen 1988
423 I Guess That’s Why They Call It Blues E. John 1983
424 Dancing In The Moonlight King Harvest 1972

425 Just Like Starting Over J. Lennon 1981
426 Drive Cars 1984
427 All Right Now Free 1970
428 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac 1982
429 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes 1984
430 Joy To The World 3 Dog Night 1971
431 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner 1981
432 King Of Wishful Thinking Go West 1990
433 Scenes From An Italian Restaurant Billy Joel 1977
434 Coming Up Wings 1980

435 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics 1983
436 Message In A Bottle Police 1979
437 Take Your Time (Do It Right) S.O.S. Band 1980
438 The Longest Time B. Joel 1984
439 Ladies Night Kool & Gang 1979
440 Lost In Emotion Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam 1987
441 Africa Toto 1982
442 American Pie Don McLean 1971
443 She’s A Beauty Tubes 1983
444 Lean On Me Club Nouveau 1987
445 Bennie And The Jets Elton John 1974
446 Never Too Much L. Vandross 1981
447 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher 1989
448 Killer Queen Queen 1975

449 Time (Clock Of Heart) Culture Club 1983
450 Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House 1987
451 One Of These Nights Eagles 1975
452 U Got The Look Prince & Sheena Easton 1987
453 Human Human League 1986
454 Running On Empty Jackson Browne 1978
455 Abracadabra S. Miller Band 1982
456 Never Gonna Give You Up R. Astley 1987
457 My Best Friend’s Girl Cars 1978
458 Dirty Diana M. Jackson 1988

459 Heaven Is A Place On Earth B. Carlisle 1988
460 Maybe I’m Amazed Wings 1977
461 If You Don’t Know Me By Now Simply Red 1989
462 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations 1969
463 Dim All The Lights Donna Summer 1979
464 Physical O. N. John 1981
465 Give It To Me Baby R. James 1981
466 Beth Kiss 1976
467 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1984
468 She Blinded Me With Science T. Dolby 1982

469 Imagine John Lennon 1971
470 And The Beat Goes On Whispers 1980
471 If You Leave OMD 1986
472 It’s Only Rock And Roll Rolling Stones 1974
473 You Give Good Love W. Houston 1985
474 Some Like It Hot Power Station 1985
475 I’ll Always Love My Mama Intruders 1973
476 Endless Love D. Ross & L. Richie 1981
477 Steppin’ Out J. Jackson 1982
478 Mercy Mercy Me Marvin Gaye 1971

479 Electric Avenue E. Grant 1983
480 It’s Raining Men Weather Girls 1983
481 The Long Run Eagles 1979
482 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 1983
483 These Dreams Heart 1986
484 I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick 1979
485 Every Rose Has It’s Thorn Poison 1988
486 Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf 1968
487 Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Barry White 1974
488 Conga Miami Sound Machine 1986
489 Catch Me I’m Falling Pretty Poison 1987
490 The Logical Song Supertramp 1979
491 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 1985
492 Let My Love Open The Door P. Townsend 1980

493 Everybody Plays The Fool Main Ingredient 1972
494 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson 1986
495 Dancing On The Ceiling L. Richie 1986
496 You’ve Got A Friend James Taylor 1971
497 More Than A Woman Bee Gees 1978
498 Safety Dance Men Without Hats 1983
499 ABC Jackson 5 1970
500 Red Red Wine

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