Best Songs of the Century 1

August 2, 2022#2085


The BBC in 1999 compiled a list of 100 songs from the 20th century that were "most memorable." They are presented in reverse order, keeping listeners in suspense until the #1 song is revealed.


Playlist

Stand by me
Earl Grant
Take five
Dave Brubeck
Sweet Adeline
Tommy Dorsey
Georgia on my mind
Charles/Basie
MacArthur Park
Sammy Davis, Jr.
The way you look tonight
Benny Goodman
Something
Dionne Warwick
Don’t cry for me, Argentina
Ray Anthony
Tea for two
Nat King Cole
Somewhere
Diana Ross
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
Glenn Miller
The way we were
Barbra Streisand
  • Stand by me — Earl Grant
  • Take five — Dave Brubeck
  • Sweet Adeline — Tommy Dorsey
  • Georgia on my mind — Charles/Basie
  • MacArthur Park — Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • The way you look tonight — Benny Goodman
  • Something — Dionne Warwick
  • Don’t cry for me, Argentina — Ray Anthony
  • Tea for two — Nat King Cole
  • Somewhere — Diana Ross
  • A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square — Glenn Miller
  • The way we were — Barbra Streisand