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  • Writer's pictureIan Bennett

Top 100 All Time Most Played Songs by Alt. Entertainments

Every year I start to compile the most played tracks on my Software (Rekordbox) please note these are not the most played songs of 2022 but when my software first started recording such things unfortunately when that was lost to time for me now so it's far from a perfect list. However, it works well as a guideline and may show certain trends.


So here goes:


Key

pp = Previous Position

↓ = Moving Down Chart

↑ = Moving Up Chart

- = No change in position

NE = New Entry/No previous chart position


100. Santana - Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (1970) (pp93.↓)

Columbia


99. The Clash - Rock The Casbah (1982) (NE)

CBS/Epic


98. The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever (2008) (pp81.↓)

Polydor


97. The Cure - Lovecats (1983) (NE)

Fiction


96. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (2008) (pp80.↓)

Asylum / Warner


95. Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger (1977) (pp79.↓)

GTO


94. Dario G - Sunchyme (1997) (pp78.↓)

Eternal


93. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (1974) (pp91.↓)

RCA


92. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (2009) (pp88.↓)

Dirtee Stank


91. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? (2015) (pp77.↓)

Def Jam


90. Luther Van Dross - Never Too Much (1981) (pp76.↓)

Epic


89. Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows (2002) (pp83.↓)

Interscope


88. Spice Girls - Wannabe (1996) (pp89.↑)

Virgin


87. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (1992) (pp82.↓)

Epic


86. Soulja Boy Tell Em - Crank That (Soulja Boy) (2007) (pp74.↓)

Collipark / Interscope / HHH


85. Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy With it (1997) (NE)

Columbia


84. Azealia Banks - 212 (Feat. Lazy Jay) (2011) (pp73.↓)

Self-Release




83. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 (1985) (pp68.↓)

A&M


82. Busted - Year 3000 (2003) (pp72.↓)

Universal / Polygram


81. Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) (2000) (pp69.↓)

Flip / Interscope


80. The Police - Roxanne (1978) (NE)

A&M


79. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel (1987) (NE)

Epic/CBS


78. The Specials - Too Much Too Young (1980) (pp63.↓)

2 Tone


77. DJ Fresh - Gold Dust (Feat. Cecile) (Shy Fx Re-Edit) (2012) (pp67.↓)

Breakbeat Kaos / Data


76. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (2016) (pp87.↑)

RCA


75. Oasis - Supersonic (1994) (pp66.↓)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


74. The Beach Boys - Get Around (1964) (pp64.↓)

Capitol


73. Status Quo - Down Down (1974) (pp65.↓)

Vertigo


72. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (1981) (pp84.↑)

Rolling Stones


71. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (1980) (pp71.↑)

Late Night Feelings / EMI


64. Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming (1966) (pp56.↓)

Stax / Atlantic


63. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) (Feat. Justin Bieber) (2017) (pp51.↓)

Universal Latin / Republic / RBMG / Def Jam / School Boy


62. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars)(2014) (pp62.-)

Columbia / Sony / RCA


61. Silentó - Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (2015) (pp55.↓)

Capitol


60. The Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (Feat. Craig David) (1999) (pp54.↓)

Public Demand / Relentless


59. The B-52's - Love Shack (1989) (pp59.-)

Reprise


58. Aretha Franklin - Respect (1967) (pp58.-)

Atlantic


57. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005) (pp48.↓)

Domino


56. Wham - Club Tropicana (1983) (pp50.↓)

CBS


55. Whigfield - Saturday Night (1994) (pp53.↓)

Labelle


54. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976) (pp49.↓)

Epic


53. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (1995) (pp61.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


52. Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream (2015) (pp52.-)

Asylum / Atlantic


51. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (2008) (pp44.↓)

RCA / Sony


50. Pharrell Williams - Happy (2013) (pp56.↑)

Black Lot Music / I Am Other / Columbia


49. New Order - Blue Monday (1983) (pp43.↓)

Factory


48. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) (46.↓)

DGC


47. Rihanna - Pon De Replay (2005) (45.↓)

Def Jam / SRP


46. Shakira - Hips Don't Lie (Feat. Wyclef Jean) (2006) (pp75.↑)

Epic / Sony


45. George Ezra - Shotgun (2018) (70.↑)

Columbia / Sony


44. Portugal The Man - Feel It Still (2017) (pp40.↓)

Atlantic


43. Sia - Cheap Thrills (Feat. Sean Paul) (2016) (pp33.↓)

Inertia / Monkey Puzzle / RCA


42. The Clash - London Calling (1979) (pp38.↓)

CBS


41. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (1986) (pp36.↓)

Mercury


40. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (1986) (pp57.↑)

Warner Bros.


39. Snap - Rhythm is A Dancer (Extended Mix) (1992) (pp32.↓)

Anzilotti & Münzing / Arista


38. Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum (2005) (42.↑)

Domino


37. Reef - Place Your Hands (1996) (pp39.↑)

Sony Soho Square


36. The Contours - Do you Love Me (1962) (pp37.↑)

Gordy


35. Major Lazer - Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake) (2015) (pp29.↓)

Mad Decent


34. Black Box - Ride On Time (1989) (pp28.↓)

Deconstruction


33. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (2016) (pp25.↓)

Atlantic


32. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen (1982) (pp35.↑)

Mercury


31. DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (2015) (pp47.↑)

Republic


30. Redbone - Come and Get Your Love (1974) (pp34.↑)

Epic


29. Sean Paul - Get Busy (2003) (pp31.↑)

VP, Atlantic


28. Damian "Junior Gong" Marley - Welcome To Jamrock (2005) (pp23.↓)

Universal / Tuff Gong


27. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1965) (pp30.↑)

Champion


26. Blackstreet - No Diggity (1996) (pp22.↓)

Interscope


25. The Smiths - This Charmingman (1984) (pp21.↓)

Rough Trade


24. Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance (2014) (pp26.↑)

RCA


23. Bloc Party - Banquet (2004) (pp41.↑)

Witchita


22. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (1983) (24.↑)

Warner Bros.


21. DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide (Original Platinum Band Edit) (2000) (18.↓)

Universal


20. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake The Room (1993) (pp20.-)

Jive


19. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965) (pp19.-)

Motown


18. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (1977) (pp27.↑)

Warner Bros.


17. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (1969) (pp15.↑)

Motown


16. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix) (1995) (pp16.-)

RCA Records


15. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987) (pp17.↑)

Arista


14. Robin S - Show Me Love (Stonebridge Remix) (1992) (pp14.-)

Champion / Big Beat / XYZ


13. The Jam - Town Called Malice (1982) (pp11.↓)

Polydor


12. Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love (1966) (pp12.-)

Motown


11. Justin Bieber - Sorry (2015) (pp6.↓)

Def Jam


10. Earth, Wind & Fire - September (1978) (pp13.↑)

ARC / Columbia


9. Madness - One Step Beyond (1979) (pp8.↓)

Stiff


8. Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (1988) (pp10.↑)

Warner Bros.


7. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (2017) (pp4.)

Asylum / Atlantic


6. House of Pain - Jump Around (1992) (pp7.↑)

Tommy Boy


5. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love is Like a) Heatwave (1963) (pp5.-)

Gordy


4. ABBA - Dancing Queen (1976) (pp9.↑)

Polar / Epic / Atlantic


3. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger (2006) (pp3.-)

Fallout


2. Mark Ronson - Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) (2007) (pp2.-)

Columbia / Island


1. The Killers - Mr Brightside (2003) (pp1.-)

Island / Lizard King


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