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The Complete List Of K-EARTH 101’s 2011 Top 500 Memorial Day Countdown

memorial day top 500 The Complete List Of K EARTH 101s 2011 Top 500 Memorial Day Countdown

Now that all your Memorial Day day festivities are winding down and our extensive countdown of the top 500 greatest hits on earth has come to a close, check through the list to see what songs you missed! Whether you want to see how many times [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] popped up on the list, or just want to skip right to the number one artist who topped our countdown, we have all 500 hits right here!

500. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Badfinger[/lastfm]: “Come And Get It” — 1970
499. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shirelles[/lastfm]: “Dedicated To The One I Love” — 1961
498. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Santana[/lastfm]: “Smooth” — 1999
497. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha & The Vandellas[/lastfm]: “Jimmy Mack” — 1967
496. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm]: “Paperback Writer” — 1966
495. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marvin Gaye[/lastfm]: “Sexual Healing” — 1982
494. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]El Chicano[/lastfm]: “Viva Tirado” — 1970
493. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Temptations[/lastfm]: “Since I Lost My Baby” — 1965
492. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hall & Oates[/lastfm]: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” — 1980
491. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]O’jays[/lastfm]: “For The Love Of Money” — 1974
490. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pablo Cruise[/lastfm]: “Love Will Find A Way” — 1976
489. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Commodores[/lastfm]: “Nightshift” — 1985
488. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lemon Pipers[/lastfm]: “Green Tambourine” — 1967
487. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Spinners[/lastfm]: “The Rubberband Man” — 1976
486. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thelma Houston[/lastfm]:  “Don’t Leave Me This Way” — 1977
485. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Doors[/lastfm]: “Touch Me” — 1968
484. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Earth, Wind & Fire[/lastfm]: “Reasons” — 1975
483. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Money[/lastfm]:  “Baby Hold On” — 1978
482. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cascades[/lastfm]: “Rhythm Of The Rai” — 1963
481. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beach Boys[/lastfm]: “Kokomo” — 1988
480. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tierra[/lastfm]: “Together” — 1980
479. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm]: “Magical Mystery Tour” — 1967
478. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tina Turner[/lastfm]: “What’s Love Got To Do With It” — 1984
477. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]B.W. Stevenson[/lastfm]:  “My Maria” — 1973
476. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Procol Harum[/lastfm]: “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” — 1967
475. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm]: “Gypsy” — 1982
474. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Ocean[/lastfm]:  “Caribbean Queen” — 1984
473. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bobby Darin[/lastfm]: “Dream Lover” — 1959
472. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rose Royce[/lastfm]: “Wishing On A Star” — 1977
471. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen[/lastfm]: “You’re My Best Friend” 1976
470. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Archie Bell And The Drells[/lastfm]: “Tighten Up” — 1968
469. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cher[/lastfm]: “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” — 1971
468. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bread[/lastfm]: “Guitar Man”– 1972
467. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guess[/lastfm]: “Who Undun”– 1969
466. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]:  “If You Really Love Me”– 1971
465. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Joel[/lastfm]:  “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”– 1980
464. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Len Barry[/lastfm]:  “1, 2, 3”– 1965
463. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Creedence Clearwater Revival[/lastfm]: “Travlin’ Band”– 1970
462. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Benson[/lastfm]:  “On Broadway”– 1978
461. Beatles: “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl”– 1965
460. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]White Plains[/lastfm]: “My Baby Loves Lovin'”– 1970
459. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Association[/lastfm]: “Windy”– 1967
458. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Natalie Cole[/lastfm]:  “This Will Be”– 1975
457. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney & Wings[/lastfm]: “Listen To What The Man Said”– 1975
456. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dusty Springfield[/lastfm]:  “Son Of A Preacher Man”– 1968
455. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steely Dan[/lastfm]: “Reeling In The Years”– 1973
454. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diana Ross[/lastfm]: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”– 1970
453. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mccoys[/lastfm]: “Hang On Sloopy”– 1965
452. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Smokey Robinson & The Miracles[/lastfm]: “Being With You”– 1982
451. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jackson Browne[/lastfm]: “Doctor My Eyes”– 1972
450. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]5th Dimension[/lastfm]: “Wedding Bell Blues”– 1969
449. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Electric Light Orchestra[/lastfm]: “Don’t Bring Me Down”– 1979
448. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jim Croce[/lastfm]:  “I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song”– 1974
447. Beatles: “Norwegian Wood”– 1965
446. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ad-Libs[/lastfm]: “The Boy From New York City”– 1965
445. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Todd Rundgren[/lastfm]: “I Saw The Light”– 1972
444. Temptations: “I Can’t Get Next To You”– 1969
443. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]L.T.D.[/lastfm]: “Back In Love Again”– 1977
442. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rare Earth[/lastfm]: “I Just Want To Celebrate” — 1971
441.  Classics Iv: “Stormy”– 1968
440. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stephen Stills[/lastfm]: “Love The One You’re With”– 1971
439. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bill Withers[/lastfm]: “Use Me”– 1972
438. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Raspberries[/lastfm]: “Go All The Way”– 1972
437. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lovin’ Spoonful[/lastfm]: “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice”– 1965
436. Earth, Wind & Fire: “That’s The Way Of The World”– 1975
435. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dion[/lastfm]: “Runaround Sue”– 1961
434. Elton John: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”– 1974
433. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Dramatics[/lastfm]: “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get”– 1971
432. Beatles: “Ob La Di, Ob La Da”– 1968
431. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flirtations[/lastfm]: “Nothing But A Heartache”– 1969
430. Billy Joel : “Piano Man”– 1974
429. [lastfm link_type=””]Beach Boys[/lastfm]: “Dance, Dance, Dance”– 1964
428. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Patrice Rushe[/lastfm]: “Forget Me Nots”– 1982
427. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jose Felciano[/lastfm]: “Light My Fire”– 1968
426. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]O’jays[/lastfm]: “Back Stabbers”– 1972
425. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monkees[/lastfm]: “Daydream Believer 1967
424. Billy Paul: “Me And Mrs. Jones”– 1972
423. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Montez[/lastfm]: “Call Me”– 1966
422. Gladys Knight & The Pips: “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”– 1967
421. Doobie Brothers: “What A Fool Believes”– 1979
420. Beatles: “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”– 1965
419. Chicago: “Beginnings”– 1971
418. Supremes: “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart”– 1966
417. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jim Croce[/lastfm]: “Operator”– 1972
416. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Orleans[/lastfm]: “Dance With Me”– 1975
415. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freda Payne[/lastfm]: “Band Of Gold”– 1970
414. Elvis Presley: “You’re The Devil In Disguise”– 1963
413 .Al Green: “I’m Still In Love With You”– 1972
412. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rascals[/lastfm]: “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long:– 1967
411. Rolling Stones: “Miss You”– 1978
410. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barry White[/lastfm]: “Never, Never, Gonna Give You Up 1973
409. Beatles: “Lady Madonna”– 1968
408. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Left Banke[/lastfm]: “Walk Away Renee”– 1966
407. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Burdon, Eric & War[/lastfm]: “Spill The Wine”– 1970
406. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yvonne Elliman[/lastfm]: “If I Can’t Have You” 1978
405. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Johnny Rivers[/lastfm]: “Baby, I Need Your Lovin'” 1967
404 .[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Four Seasons[/lastfm]: “Who Loves You?” 1975
403. Mccartney, Paul & Wings: “Live And Let Die” 1973
402. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ritchie Valens[/lastfm]: “Donna” 1959
401. John, Elton: “Honky Cat” 1972
400. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Seals And Crofts[/lastfm]: “Diamond Girl” 1972

  • ohgeez

    wow…what a joke.

  • Luciana

    Love your list. Wish I could buy it!!!Thanks

    • Carly

      Tip top stuff. I’ll epxect more now.

  • RainbowRay

    Good choice and a great song! How do you guys determine your to 500 countdown. Is it by sales? Is it by how the song did (billboard charts and the like)?

    I’ve been working on a “Rainbow Ray’s Top 100 Songs Used to Dream About Fiona List” and have big lans for it one day. Guess what the number song is??

    I guess, especially for Fiona, the adage, “Good things come to those who wait” (and eat i guess as well) aplies here. GETTING EVER SO CLOSE!


    • oldies76

      It’s all random…it’s the songs they play everyday, every week, all year long, just grouped in a different order, to make it sound like a legit countdown….It’s their countdown, done their way…It has nothing to do with the charts of the past or rankings of songs from back in the day. Nothing special here.

      • cmailman

        you are so right about. Its KRTH’s everydays playlist given numbers. Remember The Firecracker 300 back in the 80’s. Now that was a great countdown.Thanks for your comment.

      • oldies76

        The Firecracker 300….”Stairway to Heaven” was always #1 on that list…not the overplayed “My Girl”

  • Jack Bloom

    I have been listening to K-earth from its inception when the ‘oldies’ were current hits on the radio. I was pleasantly surprised to find My Girl #1 on this years list, however, I was shocked to find Sounds of Silence – a perennial top 50 ( it used to be in the top 25) dropped down to the mid 150’s. Is it due to lack of listener recognition? It was a signature ballad of the ’60’s.

    • oldies76

      It’s all random. KRTH does not rank songs according to past positions, they just stick it somewhere in the Top 500, just to get it aired. “Sounds of Silence” should have ranked in the top 50, yes!

      • Bob

        It’s probably based on requests during the last year.

  • Paul

    There should be more Santana songs, like “No One To Depend On”!!

    • oldies76

      All they play is Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Evil Ways and Smooth….

  • cmailman

    WOW….This year’s countdown is exactly the same as last year. How can this be? Come on KRTH……….

  • Jackie

    This countdown should have been renamed the “Top 500 Memorial Day Countdown featuring the Beatles”

    43 songs out of 500 are by the Beatles!

    • Kurt

      None of your contest include Santa barbara county and you have a lot of listeners up here.

  • cherylc

    What? No David Cassidy &/or Partridge Family?

  • oldies76

    @ Cmailman – I remember the Firecracker 300 in the mid 80’s. I also remember the number one hits weekend over Labor Day weekend…all #1 songs in chrono order from 1955 thru 1984. All the #2’s played the weekend before that. That was a blast!! Great times for KRTH 101, back in the 80’s

    • Steve E

      What made those weekends even better back then was that KRTH played the No. 1s and 2s from the Southern California radio charts (such as KHJ), not the national ones. So you got to hear lots of songs that were big in this region but didn’t top the nationals. And the Firecracker 300s were terrific. The top five was usually “Stairway to Heaven,” “Light My Fire,” “Hey Jude,” “Satisfaction” and “Yesterday,” although the order was scrambled from year to year.

    • Mina

      Holy concise data btaamn. Lol!

  • Peter

    Sucked!!! Where was Stairway to Heaven? Although not a huge fan of that song it realize its worth as one of the best songs and not on the list in the top? Makes this chart irrelevant. Turning to 92.3 list much more entertaining.

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