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Top 100 All Time Most Played Songs by Alt. Entertainments Update!!!


Annually, I begin compiling the top-played tracks on my software, Rekordbox. Notably, these aren't the most played songs of 2023, but rather since my software began recording such data. Unfortunately, the inception date is lost to time, rendering it an imperfect list. Nevertheless, it serves as a valuable guideline and may reveal intriguing musical trends.


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) (pp100.-)

Columbia


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

CBS/Epic


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

Fiction


96. Gala - Freed From Desire (1996) (NE)

Do It Yourself S.R.L.


95. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity (1996) (NE)

Sony Soho Square


94. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? (2015) (pp91.↓)

Def Jam


93. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (1969) (NE)

Uni/MCA


92. Tones & I - Dance Monkey (2019) (NE)

Bad Batch/Elektra


91. Dario G - Sunchyme (1997) (pp94.↑)

Eternal


90. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (1974) (pp93.↑)

RCA


89. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (2009) (pp92.↑)

Dirtee Stank


88. Luther Van Dross - Never Too Much (1981) (pp90.↑)

Epic


87. Run D.M.C - It's Tricky (1987) (NE)

Profile


86. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (2008) (pp96.↑)

Asylum / Warner


85. Azealia Banks - 212 (Feat. Lazy Jay) (2011) (pp84.↓)

Self-Release


84. Lizzo - Good As Hell (Feat. Ariana Grande) (2019) (NE)

Atlantic / Nice Life


83. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (1992) (pp87.↑)

Epic


82. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 (1985) (pp83.↑)

A&M


81. Busted - Year 3000 (2003) (pp82.↓)

Universal / Polygram


80. The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever (2008) (pp98.↑)

Polydor


79. The Specials - Too Much Too Young (1980) (pp78.↓)

2 Tone


78. Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows (2002) (pp89.↑)

Interscope


77. Soulja Boy Tell Em - Crank That (Soulja Boy) (2007) (pp86.↑)

Collipark / Interscope / HHH


76. Spice Girls - Wannabe (1996) (pp88.↑)

Virgin


75. Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) (2000) (pp81.↑)

Flip / Interscope




74. Status Quo - Down Down (1974) (pp73.↓)

Vertigo


73. The Beach Boys - Get Around (1964) (pp74.↑)

Capitol


72. Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy With it (1997) (pp85.↑)

Columbia


71. DJ Fresh - Gold Dust (Feat. Cecile) (Shy Fx Re-Edit) (2012) (pp77.↑)

Breakbeat Kaos / Data


70. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (2016) (pp76.↑)

RCA


69. The Police - Roxanne (1978) (pp80.↑)

A&M


68. Oasis - Supersonic (1994) (pp75.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


67. Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming (1966) (pp64.↓)

Stax / Atlantic


66. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) (Feat. Justin Bieber) (2017) (pp63.↓)

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


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

Reprise


64. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (1981) (pp72.↑)

Rolling Stones


63. Aretha Franklin - Respect (1967) (pp58.↓)

Atlantic


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

Late Night Feelings / EMI


61. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel (1987) (pp79.↑)

Epic/CBS


60. Silentó - Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (2015) (pp55.↑)

Capitol


59. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2005) (pp57.↓)

Domino


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

Columbia / Sony / RCA


57. The Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (Feat. Craig David) (1999) (pp60.↑)

Public Demand / Relentless


56. Wham - Club Tropicana (1983) (pp56.-)

CBS


55. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976) (pp54.↓)

Epic


54. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire (2008) (pp51.↓)

RCA / Sony


53. Ed Sheeran & Rudimental - Bloodstream (2015) (pp52.↓)

Asylum / Atlantic


52. Pharrell Williams - Happy (2013) (pp50.↓)

Black Lot Music / I Am Other / Columbia


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

Def Jam / SRP


50. Shakira - Hips Don't Lie (Feat. Wyclef Jean) (2006) (pp46.↓)

Epic / Sony




49. Sia - Cheap Thrills (Feat. Sean Paul) (2016) (pp43.↓)

Inertia / Monkey Puzzle / RCA


48. Whigfield - Saturday Night (1994) (pp55.↑)

Labelle


47. Portugal The Man - Feel It Still (2017) (pp46.↓)

Atlantic


46. The Clash - London Calling (1979) (pp42.↓)

CBS


45. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991) (48.↑)

DGC


44. Snap - Rhythm is A Dancer (Extended Mix) (1992) (pp39.↓)

Anzilotti & Münzing / Arista


43. Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (1986) (pp41.↓)

Mercury


42. New Order - Blue Monday (1983) (pp49.↑)

Factory


41. Reef - Place Your Hands (1996) (pp37.↓)

Sony Soho Square


40. Black Box - Ride On Time (1989) (pp34.↓)

Deconstruction


39. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (2016) (pp33.↓)

Atlantic


38. Major Lazer - Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake) (2015) (pp35.↓)

Mad Decent


37. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger (1995) (pp53.↑)

Creation / Epic / Helter Skelter


36. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al (1986) (pp40.↑)

Warner Bros.


35. The Contours - Do you Love Me (1962) (pp36.↑)

Gordy


34. Damian "Junior Gong" Marley - Welcome To Jamrock (2005) (pp28.↓)

Universal / Tuff Gong


33. DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (2015) (pp31.↑)

Republic


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

Columbia / Sony


31. Sean Paul - Get Busy (2003) (pp31.-)

VP, Atlantic


30. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen (1982) (pp32.↑)

Mercury


29. Blackstreet - No Diggity (1996) (pp26.↓)

Interscope


28. Redbone - Come and Get Your Love (1974) (pp30.↑)

Epic


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

Domino


26. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1965) (pp27.↑)

Champion


25. Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance (2014) (pp26.↓)

RCA




24. Bloc Party - Banquet (2004) (pp23.↓)

Witchita


23. The Smiths - This Charmingman (1984) (pp25.↑)

Rough Trade


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

Jive


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

Universal


20. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (1969) (pp17.↑)

Motown


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

Motown


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

RCA Records


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

Warner Bros.


16. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (1977) (pp18.↑)

Warner Bros.


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

Champion / Big Beat / XYZ


14. The Jam - Town Called Malice (1982) (pp13.↓)

Polydor


13. Justin Bieber - Sorry (2015) (pp11.↓)

Def Jam


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

Motown


11. Madness - One Step Beyond (1979) (pp9.↓)

Stiff


10. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987) (pp15.↑)

Arista


9. Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (1988) (pp8.↓)

Warner Bros.


8. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (2017) (pp7.)

Asylum / Atlantic


7. House of Pain - Jump Around (1992) (pp6.)

Tommy Boy


6. Earth, Wind & Fire - September (1978) (pp10.↑)

ARC / Columbia


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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