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Billboard Names Biggest Summer Songs 1959-2014

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 18, 2015

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For the last several years, Billboard has been charting the top songs of the summer, with 2015 currently being led by the monster hit See You Then by Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth which has spent the last twelve weeks at number 1.

On Friday, they released a new chart compiling the one hundred biggest songs of the last sixty summers which is led by the 1997 tribute to the then recently deceased Notorious B.I.G., I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112. Ironically, the song on which it was based, the Police’s Every Breath You Take is on the chart at number 5.

In second is the next summer’s biggest hit, 1998’s The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica while third place jumps all the way back to the summer of 1961 and Bobby Lewis’ Tossin’ and Turnin’.

The following is the top twenty from the list. To see all of the songs, go to Billboard’s site.

I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans Featuring 112 (1997)
The Boy is Mine – Brandy and Monica (1998)
Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis (1961)
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell (2013)
Every Breath You Take – The Police (1983)
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey (2005)
I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb (1977)
When Doves Cry – Prince (1984)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams (1991)
Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan (1972)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones (1965)
Hot in Herre – Nelly (2002)
Bad Girls – Donna Summer (1979)
Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton (1962)
I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee (1960)
In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans (1969)
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (1982)
Lonely Boy – Paul Anka (1959)
Umbrella – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z (2007)
Crazy in Love – Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z (2003)
The top songs on the chart for each summer:
1959 – Lonely Boy – Paul Anka
1960 – I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1961 – Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962 – Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton
1963 – Fingertips – Part 2 – Little Stevie Wonder
1964 – Where Did Our Love Go – Supremes
1965 – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
1966 – Wild Thing – Troggs
1967 – Light My Fire – Doors
1968 – This Guy’s in Love With You – Herb Alpert
1969 – In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970 – (They Long to Be) Close to You – Carpenters
1971 – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Bee Gees
1972 – Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973 – Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
1974 – Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975 – One of These Nights – Eagles
1976 – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977 – I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978 – Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979 – Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980 – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me – Billy Joel
1981 – Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982 – Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
1983 – Every Breath You Take – The Police
1984 – When Doves Cry – Prince
1985 – Shout – Tears For Fears
1986 – Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
1987 – Alone – Heart
1988 – Roll With It – Stevie Winwood
1989 – Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
1990 – Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1991 – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
1992 – Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1993 – Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – UB40
1994 – I Swear – All-4-One
1995 – Waterfalls – TLC
1996 – Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) – Los Del Rio
1997 – I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans Featuring 112
1998 – The Boy is Mine – Brandy and Monica
1999 – Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera
2000 – Bent – Matchbox 20
2001 – U Remind Me – Usher
2002 – Hot in Herre – Nelly
2003 – Crazy in Love – Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
2004 – Confessions Part II – Usher
2005 – We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
2006 – Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
2007 – Umbrella – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
2008 – I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
2009 – I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
2010 – California Gurls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
2011 – Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO Featuring Laruen Bennett and GoodRock
2012 – Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
2013 – Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell
2014 – Fancy – Iggy Azalea Featuring Charlie XCX

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