Top 20s

1970

  1. The Guess Who - "American Woman"
  2. Chicago - "25 Or 6 To 4"
  3. Dave & Ansel Collins - "Double Barrel"
  4. Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi"
  5. The Slickers - "Johnny Too Bad"
  6. Curtis Mayfield - "Move On Up"
  7. The Velvet Underground - "Rock & Roll"
  8. Led Zeppelin - "Celebration Day"
  9. The Temptations - "Ball Of Confusion"
  10. Pink Floyd - "Fat Old Sun"
  11. The Who - "Young Man Blues" (Live)
  12. The Beatles - "Dig A Pony"
  13. Janis Joplin - "Piece Of My Heart"
  14. John Lennon - "Instant Karma"
  15. Diana Ross - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  16. Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  17. Grateful Dead - "Truckin'"
  18. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Ramble Tamble"
  19. Black Sabbath - "Electric Funeral"
  20. The Stooges - "Down On The Street"

1971

  1. The Faces - "Stay With Me"
  2. Genesis - "The Return Of The Giant Hogweed"
  3. Gong - "You Can't Kill Me"
  4. T. Rex - "Monolith"
  5. Curtis Mayfield - "Keep On Keeping On"
  6. Pink Floyd - "Fearless"
  7. Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Dawn"
  8. Ike & Tina Turner - "Proud Mary"
  9. Joni Mitchell - "All I Want"
  10. Baby Huey - "Listen To Me"
  11. Can - "Halleluwah"
  12. The Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
  13. Paul McCartney - "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey"
  14. Yes - "America"
  15. Black Sabbath - "Children Of The Grave"
  16. Janis Joplin - "Cry Baby"
  17. The Doors - "LA Woman"
  18. David Bowie - "Queen Bitch"
  19. The Who - "Baba O'Riley"
  20. Led Zeppelin - "Misty Mountain Hop"

1972

  1. Genesis - "Watcher Of The Skies"
  2. Jimmy Cliff - "The Harder They Come"
  3. T. Rex - "Rock On"
  4. Steely Dan - "Do It Again"
  5. Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"
  6. Big Star - "In The Street"
  7. The Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"
  8. Neu! - "Hallogallo"
  9. Roxy Music - "Virginia Plain"
  10. Mott The Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"
  11. Can - "Vitamin C"
  12. Lou Reed - "Perfect Day"
  13. Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly"
  14. Yes - "Siberian Khatru"
  15. The Rolling Stones - "Rocks Off"
  16. Strawbs - "Lay Down"
  17. Johnny & Edgar Winter - "Frankenstein"
  18. Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  19. Black Sabbath - "Supernaut"
  20. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"

1973

  1. Between - "Devotion"
  2. Elton John - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
  3. Black Sabbath - "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
  4. Frank Zappa - "Montana"
  5. Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains The Same"
  6. Bob Marley - "Concrete Jungle"
  7. Paul McCartney - "Jet"
  8. Stevie Wonder - "Higher Ground"
  9. Pink Floyd - "The Great Gig In The Sky"
  10. Yes - "The Revealing Science Of God"
  11. Bob Dylan - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
  12. Can - "Future Days"
  13. Gong - "I Never Glid Before"
  14. King Crimson - "Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two"
  15. Genesis - "Firth Of Fifth"
  16. David Bowie - "Panic In Detroit"
  17. New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"
  18. Iggy And The Stooges - "Search And Destroy"
  19. The Who - "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  20. T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"

1974

  1. John Cale - "Gun"
  2. Hawkwind - "Paradox"
  3. Steely Dan - "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
  4. Joni Mitchell - "Free Man In Paris"
  5. Bob Marley - "Talkin' Blues"
  6. Richard And Linda Thompson - "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"
  7. Popol Vuh - "Morgengru├č"
  8. Camel - "Lady Fantasy"
  9. Yes - "Sound Chaser"
  10. Hatfield And The North - "Calyx"
  11. Harmonia - "Dino"
  12. New York Dolls - "Babylon"
  13. Kraftwerk - "Autobahn"
  14. Genesis - "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
  15. Frank Zappa - "Approximate" (Live)
  16. Gong - "Master Builder"
  17. Big Star - "September Gurls"
  18. Brian Eno - "Needle In The Camel's Eye"
  19. David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel"
  20. King Crimson - "Red"

1975

  1. Kraftwerk - "Radioactivity"
  2. Camel - "Dunkirk"
  3. Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"
  4. Minnie Riperton - "Lovin' You"
  5. Paul McCartney - "Listen To What The Man Said"
  6. Rush - "Bastille Day"
  7. Led Zeppelin - "Houses Of The Holy"
  8. Popol Vuh - "Aguiire III"
  9. Steve Hillage - "The Salmon Song"
  10. Television - "Little Johnny Jewel"
  11. David Bowie - "Fame"
  12. Parliament - "Mothership Connection (Star Child)"
  13. Neu! - "E-Musik"
  14. Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"
  15. Patti Smith - "Gloria"
  16. Brian Eno - "Everything Merges With The Night"
  17. Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)"
  18. The Dictators - "Two Tub Man"
  19. Bruce Springsteen - "Born To Run"
  20. Frank Zappa - "Inca Roads"

1976

  1. Nick Lowe - "So It Goes"
  2. KISS - "Shout It Out Loud"
  3. Popol Vuh - "Letzte Tage Letzte Nächte"
  4. Flamin' Groovies - "Shake Some Action"
  5. The Runaways - "Cherry Bomb"
  6. Jean-Michel Jarre - "Oxygene IV"
  7. Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
  8. Electric Light Orchestra - "Livin' Thing"
  9. The Saints - "(I'm) Stranded"
  10. The Damned - "New Rose"
  11. Pere Ubu - "Street Waves"
  12. Rush - "2112"
  13. Paul McCartney - "Silly Love Songs"
  14. Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke"
  15. Bob Dylan - "One More Cup Of Coffee"
  16. Blondie - "X Offender"
  17. The Modern Lovers - "Roadrunner"
  18. Ramones - "Judy Is A Punk"
  19. The Sex Pistols - "Anarchy In The UK"
  20. David Bowie - "Station To Station"

1977

  1. Kraftwerk - "Schaufensterpuppen"
  2. Pink Floyd - "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
  3. The Jam - "In The City"
  4. The Damned - "Neat Neat Neat"
  5. Brian Eno - "King's Lead Hat"
  6. Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
  7. X-Ray Spex - "Oh Bondage Up Yours!"
  8. Ramones - "Pinhead"
  9. The Heartbreakers - "Chinese Rocks"
  10. Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer"
  11. Motorhead - "Lost Johnny"
  12. Rush - "Xanadu"
  13. Wire - "Ex Lion Tamer"
  14. Television - "Marquee Moon"
  15. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - "Blank Generation"
  16. David Bowie - "Sound And Vision"
  17. Iggy Pop - "The Passenger"
  18. Elvis Costello - "Alison"
  19. The Clash - "Complete Control"
  20. The Sex Pistols - "Pretty Vacant"

1978

  1. Blondie - "Hanging On The Telephone"
  2. X-Ray Spex - "The Day The World Turned Dayglow"
  3. The Police - "Next To You"
  4. Elvis Costello - "Peace, Love, And Understanding"
  5. The Misfits - "Hollywood Babylon"
  6. Talking Heads - "Take Me To The River"
  7. Wire - "Outdoor Miner"
  8. Popol Vuh - "Brüuder des Schattens"
  9. The Only Ones - "Another Girl, Another Planet"
  10. The Go-Betweens - "Lee Remick"
  11. The B-52's - "Rock Lobster"
  12. National Health - "Tenemos Roads"
  13. The Buzzcocks - "I Don't Mind"
  14. Kraftwerk - "Spacelab"
  15. Brian Eno - "1/1"
  16. Public Image Ltd. - "Public Image"
  17. Joy Division - "Digital"
  18. The Clash - "Safe European Home"
  19. Black Flag - "Fix Me"
  20. Sham 69 - "If The Kids Are United"

1979

  1. The Specials - "Gangsters"
  2. The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"
  3. The Police - "Message In A Bottle"
  4. The Jam - "The Eton Rifles"
  5. The Skids - "Into The Valley"
  6. The Misfits - "Horror Business"
  7. The Germs - "Communist Eyes"
  8. Talking Heads - "Life During Wartime"
  9. The Buzzcocks - "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"
  10. Public Image Ltd. - "Death Disco"
  11. Gary Numan - "Cars"
  12. Blondie - "Heart Of Glass"
  13. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "The Staircase (Mystery)"
  14. Gang Of Four - "Natural's Not In It"
  15. Sham 69 - "Hersham Boys"
  16. The Clash - "London Calling"
  17. The Cure - "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
  18. Joy Division - "Transmission"
  19. Motorhead - "Overkill"
  20. Madness - "One Step Beyond"

1980

  1. Elvis Costello - "High Fidelity"
  2. Visage - "Fade To Grey"
  3. Martha & The Muffins - "Echo Beach"
  4. Iron Maiden - "Running Free"
  5. David Bowie - "Ashes To Ashes"
  6. U2 - "Twilight"
  7. The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
  8. The Police - "Driven To Tears"
  9. The Specials - "Friday Night, Saturday Morning"
  10. Bauhaus - "In The Flat Field"
  11. Bob Marley - "Redemption Song"
  12. Blondie - "Atomic"
  13. Echo & The Bunnymen - "Rescue"
  14. The Go-Go's - "We Got The Beat"
  15. Black Flag - "Jealous Again"
  16. The Cure - "Play For Today"
  17. The Clash - "Bankrobber"
  18. Talking Heads - "Once In A Lifetime"
  19. X - "Soul Kitchen"
  20. Joy Division - "Atmosphere"

1981

  1. Ultravox - "Vienna"
  2. Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"
  3. The Psychedelic Furs - "Pretty In Pink"
  4. The Durutti Column - "Never Known"
  5. The Stray Cats - "Stray Cat Strut"
  6. X - "We're Desperate"
  7. The Exploited - "Punks Not Dead"
  8. Wipers - "Youth Of America"
  9. Soft Cell - "Tainted Love"
  10. The Cure - "Primary"
  11. Glenn Branca - "Light Field (In Consonance)"
  12. The Specials - "Ghost Town"
  13. The Misfits - "Ghoul's Night Out"
  14. The Gun Club - "Sex Beat"
  15. New Order - "Everything's Gone Green"
  16. The Clash - "The Cool Out"
  17. Tom Tom Club - "Genius Of Love"
  18. Kraftwerk - "Computer Liebe"
  19. Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Spellbound"
  20. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe"

1982

  1. Duran Duran - "Rio"
  2. Bow Wow Wow - "I Want Candy"
  3. The Psychedelic Furs - "Love My Way"
  4. Venom - "Leave Me In Hell"
  5. The Chameleons - "In Shreds"
  6. Sonic Youth - "I Don't Want To Push It"
  7. The Exploited - "UK 82"
  8. G.B.H. - "Sick Boy"
  9. Bad Brains - "Banned In D.C."
  10. Prince - "1999"
  11. Bauhaus - "Ziggy Stardust"
  12. Dead Kennedys - "Moon Over Marin"
  13. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "The Message"
  14. The Misfits - "20 Eyes"
  15. The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"
  16. New Order - "Temptation"
  17. R.E.M. - "Gardening At Night"
  18. The Cure - "Just One Kiss"
  19. The Clash - "Straight To Hell"
  20. X - "The Hungry Wolf"

1983

  1. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - "White Lines"
  2. Cock Sparrer - "Working"
  3. Sonic Youth - "Kill Yr Idols"
  4. This Mortal Coil - "Song To The Siren"
  5. Brian Eno - "An Ending (Ascent)"
  6. Tom Waits - "Frank's Wild Years"
  7. Iron Maiden - "Where Eagles Dare"
  8. Talking Heads - "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)"
  9. The Misfits - "Death Comes Ripping"
  10. U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
  11. The Cure - "Mr. Pink Eyes"
  12. R.E.M. - "Talk About The Passion"
  13. Circle Jerks - "Parade Of The Horribles"
  14. Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized"
  15. Metallica - "Phantom Lord"
  16. Hellhammer - "Eurynomos"
  17. The Smiths - "This Charming Man"
  18. Cocteau Twins - "From The Flagstones"
  19. Violent Femmes - "Kiss Off"
  20. New Order - "Blue Monday"

1984

  1. Sade - "Smooth Operator"
  2. Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls"
  3. Skinny Puppy - "Smothered Hope"
  4. Prince - "Take Me With U"
  5. The Chills - "Pink Frost"
  6. The Cure - "The Caterpillar"
  7. The Pogues - "Transmetropolitan"
  8. Bathory - "Armageddon"
  9. Iron Maiden - "Aces High"
  10. Echo & The Bunnymen - "The Killing Moon"
  11. Depeche Mode - "Blasphemous Rumours"
  12. Black Flag - "My War"
  13. R.E.M. - "Southern Central Rain"
  14. Minutemen - "Two Beads At The End"
  15. Metallica - "Creeping Death"
  16. Celtic Frost - "Into The Crypts Of Rays"
  17. The Smiths - "William, It Was Really Nothing"
  18. Cocteau Twins - "Ivo"
  19. Hüsker Dü - "Eight Miles High"
  20. U2 - "Bad"

1985

  1. Naked Raygun - "Home Of The Brave"
  2. The Art Of Noise - "Moments In Love"
  3. Bathory - "The Wind Of Mayhem"
  4. Sonic Youth - "I Love Her All The Time"
  5. Skinny Puppy - "Love"
  6. R.E.M. - "Driver 8"
  7. The Cult - "She Sells Sanctuary"
  8. New Order - "The Perfect Kiss"
  9. Exodus - "Bonded By Blood"
  10. Minor Threat - "Salad Days"
  11. Felt - "Primitive Painters"
  12. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"
  13. Possessed - "Death Metal"
  14. Celtic Frost - "Jewel Throne"
  15. Love And Rockets - "Ball Of Confusion"
  16. Cocteau Twins - "Pink Orange Red"
  17. Hüsker Dü - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"
  18. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey"
  19. The Cure - "Push"
  20. The Smiths - "Well I Wonder"

1986

  1. Iron Maiden - "Heaven Can Wait"
  2. The Wedding Present - "Once More"
  3. Skinny Puppy - "Dig It"
  4. Metallica - "Disposable Heroes"
  5. Candlemass - "Solitude"
  6. Prince - "Kiss"
  7. Hüsker Dü - "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely"
  8. Public Image Ltd - "Rise"
  9. Beastie Boys - "The New Style"
  10. Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes"
  11. Slayer - "Raining Blood"
  12. The Cure - "New Day"
  13. Depeche Mode - "Stripped"
  14. New Order - "Bizarre Love Triangle"
  15. Sonic Youth - "Death To Our Friends"
  16. Cocteau Twins - "Lazy Calm"
  17. R.E.M. - "Fall On Me"
  18. Big Black - "Kerosene"
  19. Love And Rockets - "Kundalini Express"
  20. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

1987

  1. Death - "Zombie Ritual"
  2. D.R.I. - "Tear It Down"
  3. My Bloody Valentine - "Strawberry Wine"
  4. Pet Shop Boys - "It's A Sin"
  5. The Sisters Of Mercy - "Lucretia My Reflection"
  6. Mayhem - "Deathcrush"
  7. Love And Rockets - "No New Tale To Tell"
  8. Spacemen 3 - "Transparent Radiation"
  9. Big Black - "The Model"
  10. The Wedding Present - "A Million Miles"
  11. The Smiths - "Death Of A Disco Dancer"
  12. R.E.M. - "Lightnin' Hopkins"
  13. The Cure - "Hey You!!!"
  14. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Nine Million Rainy Days"
  15. Green River - "P.C.C."
  16. Pixies - "Caribou"
  17. Sonic Youth - "Schizophrenia"
  18. Dead Can Dance - "Windfall"
  19. U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Names"
  20. New Order - "True Faith"

1988

  1. Green River - "Queen Bitch"
  2. Big Daddy Kane - "Set It Off"
  3. The Church - "Destination"
  4. Metallica - "One"
  5. The Wedding Present - "I'm Not Always So Stupid"
  6. Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane"
  7. Cocteau Twins - "Carolyn's Fingers"
  8. Galaxie 500 - "Tugboat"
  9. Ministry - "Stigmata"
  10. Public Enemy - "Bring The Noise"
  11. My Bloody Valentine - "Thorn"
  12. Jane's Addiction - "Ocean Size"
  13. The Pogues - "Turkish Song Of The Damned"
  14. Pixies - "Broken Face"
  15. Dead Can Dance - "Mother Tongue"
  16. Dinosaur Jr - "Freak Scene"
  17. Morrissey - "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
  18. Nirvana - "Love Buzz"
  19. Sonic Youth - "Hey Joni"
  20. Fugazi - "Waiting Room"

1989

  1. Terrorizer - "Fear Of Napalm"
  2. Tin Machine - "Crack City"
  3. U2 - "All I Want Is You"
  4. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Head On"
  5. Galaxie 500 - "When Will You Come Home"
  6. Peter Gabriel - "The Feeling Begins"
  7. Skinny Puppy - "Testure (12 Inch Mix)"
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Higher Ground"
  9. Love And Rockets - "Bound For Hell"
  10. Dinosaur Jr - "Just Like Heaven"
  11. Lush - "Etheriel"
  12. Ministry - "Burning Inside"
  13. The Wedding Present - "Kennedy"
  14. Fugazi - "Burning Too"
  15. Beastie Boys - "Shake Your Rump"
  16. The Stone Roses - "I Wanna Be Adored"
  17. The Orb - "A Huge, Ever-Growing, Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Loving You)"
  18. The Cure - "Untitled"
  19. Pixies - "Debaser"
  20. Nirvana - "Negative Creep"

1990

  1. They Might Be Giants - "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
  2. Deicide - "Oblivious To Evil"
  3. Depeche Mode - "World In My Eyes"
  4. Bad Brains & Henry Rollins - "Kick Out The Jams"
  5. Primus - "Too Many Puppies"
  6. Cocteau Twins - "Pitch The Baby"
  7. Skinny Puppy - "Convulsion"
  8. Fugazi - "Turnover"
  9. Slowdive - "Slowdive"
  10. Sonic Youth - "Kool Thing"
  11. Dwarves - "Drug Store"
  12. The Orb - "Little Fluffy Clouds"
  13. Lush - "Deluxe"
  14. Ride - "Seagull"
  15. Public Enemy - "Brothers Gonna Work It Out"
  16. My Bloody Valentine - "Soon"
  17. The Sundays - "Here's Where The Story Ends"
  18. Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart"
  19. The Butthole Surfers - "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
  20. Jane's Addiction - "Three Days"