Philly's 500 Greatest Hits!

January 3, 2018
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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