Summer Songs 1985-2014: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

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Check out 30 years of summer songs, from "Papa Don't Preach" to "Macarena" to "I Gotta Feeling" to "Fancy."

Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 30 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Crank up these hits and feel the heat.

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These hot tunes are ranked based on each track's performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the summer. For the period of 1985 to 1991, prior to the advent of Nielsen BDS radio monitoring data and Nielsen SoundScan point-of-sales data, the rankings are based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. For the years corresponding with Nielsen Music data, 1992 onward, the rankings are based on accumulated radio and sales points, and points from other data sets that were included in the Hot 100 during those respective years.

JUMP TO: 1985-1994 | 1995 - 2004 | 2005 - 2014

1985

1. "Shout" - Tears For Fears
2. "Everytime You Go Away" - Paul Young
3. "The Power Of Love" - Huey Lewis & The News
4. "A View To A Kill" - Duran Duran
5. "Sussudio" - Phil Collins
6. "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" - Sting
7 . "Raspberry Beret" - Prince and the Revolution
8. "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" - John Parr
9. "Heaven" - Bryan Adams
10. "Never Surrender" - Corey Hart

1986

1. "Papa Don't Preach" - Madonna
2. "Glory Of Love" - Peter Cetera
3. "Sledgehammer" - Peter Gabriel
4. "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" - Billy Ocean
5. "Invisible Touch" - Genesis
6. "On My Own" - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
7. "Higher Love" - Steve Winwood
8. "Holding Back The Years" - Simply Red
9. "Venus" - Bananarama
10. "Mad About You" - Belinda Carlisle

1987

1. "Alone" - Heart
2. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - Whitney Houston
3. "Shakedown" - Bob Seger
4. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2
5. "La Bamba" - Los Lobos
6. "I Want Your Sex" - George Michael
7. "Who's That Girl" - Madonna
8. "Head To Toe" - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam feat. Full Force
9. "Heart And Soul" - T'Pau
10. "Only In My Dreams" - Debbie Gibson

1988

1. "Roll With It" - Steve Winwood
2. "The Flame" - Cheap Trick
3. "Hold On To The Nights" - Richard Marx
4. "Monkey" - George Michael
5. "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard
6. "Hands To Heaven" - Breathe
7. "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses
8. "Make Me Lose Control" - Eric Carmen
9. "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" - Elton John
10. "Foolish Beat" - Debbie Gibson


1989

1. "Right Here Waiting" - Richard Marx
2. "Toy Soldiers" - Martika
3. "Cold Hearted" - Paula Abdul
4. "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Simply Red
5. "Batdance" - Prince
6. "On Our Own" - Bobby Brown
7. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" - Milli Vanilli
8. "Good Thing" - Fine Young Cannibals
9. "Don't Wanna Lose You" - Gloria Estefan
10. "So Alive" - Love And Rockets

1990

1. "Vision Of Love" - Mariah Carey
2. "Step By Step" - New Kids On The Block
3. "She Ain't Worth It" - Glen Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown
4. "Cradle Of Love" - Billy Idol
5. "It Must Have Been Love" - Roxette
6. "If Wishes Came True" - Sweet Sensation
7. "Hold On" - En Vogue
8. "The Power" - Snap
9. "Rub You The Right Way" - Johnny Gill
10. "Unskinny Bop" - Poison

1991

1. "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" - Bryan Adams
2. "Rush Rush" - Paula Abdul
3. "Unbelievable" - EMF
4. "I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd
5. "Right Here, Right Now" - Jesus Jones
6. "Every Heartbeat" - Amy Grant
7. "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" - Lenny Kravitz
8. "Summertime" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
9. "P.A.S.S.I.O.N." - Rhythm Syndicate
10. "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)" - Roxette

1992

1. "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-A-Lot
2. "End Of The Road" - Boyz II Men
3. "Baby-Baby-Baby" - TLC
4. "I'll Be There" - Mariah Carey
5. "Under The Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. "Achy Breaky Heart" - Billy Ray Cyrus
7. "Just Another Day" - Jon Secada
8. "This Used To Be My Playground" - Madonna
9. "Life Is A Highway" - Tom Cochrane
10. "November Rain" - Guns N' Roses

1993

1. "Can't Help Falling In Love" - UB40
2. "Whoomp! (There It Is)" - Tag Team
3. "Weak" - SWV
4. "That's The Way Love Goes" - Janet Jackson
5. "Lately" - Jodeci
6. "Knockin' Da Boots" - H-Town
7. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers
8. "Show Me Love" - Robin S.
9. "Slam" - Onyx
10. "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)" - Expose

1994

1. "I Swear" -  All-4-One
2. "Stay (I Missed You)" - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
3. "Don't Turn Around" - Ace Of Base
4. "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" - Elton John
5. "Fantastic Voyage" - Coolio
6. "Regulate" - Warren G & Nate Dogg
7. "Any Time, Any Place / And On And On" - Janet Jackson
8. "Back & Forth" - Aaliyah
9. "Wild Night" - John Mellencamp with Me'Shell Ndegeocello
10. "I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

NEXT: 1995 - 2004

JUMP TO: 1985-1994 | 1995 - 2004 | 2005 - 2014

1995

1. "Waterfalls" - TLC
2. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)" - Monica
3. "One More Chance / Stay With Me" - The Notorious B.I.G.
4. "Kiss From A Rose" - Seal
5. "Water Runs Dry" - Boyz II Men
6. "Boombastic / In The Summertime" - Shaggy
7. "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" - Bryan Adams
8. "I Can Love You Like That" - All-4-One
9. "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" - Nicki French
10. "Run-Around" - "Blues Traveler

1996

1. "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" - Los Del Rio
2. "You're Making Me High / Let It Flow" - Toni Braxton
3. "Tha Crossroads" - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
4. "Give Me One Reason" - Tracy Chapman
5. "How Do U Want It / California Love" - 2Pac feat. K-Ci And JoJo
6. "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" - Quad City DJs
7. "Twisted" - Keith Sweat
8. "Always Be My Baby" - Mariah Carey
9. "Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion
10. "I Love You Always Forever" - Donna Lewis

1997

1. "I'll Be Missing You" - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112
2. "MMMBop" - Hanson
3. "Bitch" - Meredith Brooks
4. "Return Of The Mack" - Mark Morrison
5. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" - Backstreet Boys
6. "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls
7. "Do You Know (What It Takes)" - Robyn
8. "Semi-Charmed Life" - Third Eye Blind
9. "Mo Money Mo Problems" - The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase
10. "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." - Changing Faces

1998

1. "The Boy Is Mine" - Brandy & Monica
2. "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain
3. "Too Close" - Next
4. "My Way" - Usher
5. "Aida" - Sarah McLachlan
6. "My All" - Mariah Carey
7. "Come With Me" - Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page
8. "Everybody [Backstreet's Back]" - Backstreet Boys
9. "Make It Hot" - Nicole feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha
10. "All My Life" - K-Ci & JoJo

1999

1. "Genie In A Bottle" - Christina Aguilera
2. "If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez
3. "Bills, Bills, Bills" - Destiny's Child
4. "Last Kiss" - Pearl Jam
5. "Where My Girls At?" - 702
6. "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
7. "All Star" - Smash Mouth
8. "Wild Wild West" - Will Smith feat. Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
9. "Livin' La Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin
10. "It's Not Right But It's Okay" - Whitney Houston

2000

1. "Bent" - Matchbox Twenty
2. "It's Gonna Be Me" - 'N Sync
3. "Try Again" - Aaliyah
4. "Everything You Want" - Vertical Horizon
5. "I Wanna Know" - Joe
6. "Doesn't Really Matter" - Janet
7. "Jumpin', Jumpin'" - Destiny's Child
8. "Higher" - Creed
9. "Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)" - Nine Days
10. "He Wasn't Man Enough" - Toni Braxton

2001

1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani
2. "U Remind Me" - Usher
3. "Hanging By A Moment" - Lifehouse
4. "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)" - Train
5. "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" - Blu Cantrell
6. "Peaches & Cream" - 112
7. "Bootylicious" - Destiny's Child
8. "Where The Party At" - Jagged Edge with Nelly
9. "All Or Nothing" - O-Town
10. "Fallin'" - Alicia Keys

2002

1. "Hot In Herre" - Nelly
2. "Complicated" - Avril Lavigne
3. "Without Me" - Eminem
4. "Dilemma" - Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
5. "I Need A Girl (Part Two)" - P. Diddy & Ginuwine feat. Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri
6. "Foolish" - Ashanti
7. "Hero" - Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott
8. "The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World
9. "A Thousand Miles" - Vanessa Carlton
10. "Oh Boy" - Cam'Ron feat. Juelz Santana

2003

1. "Crazy In Love" - Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
2. "Magic Stick" - Lil Kim feat. 50 Cent
3. "Right Thurr" - Chingy
4. "Unwell" - Matchbox Twenty
5. "Rock With U (Awww Baby)" - Ashanti
6. "Get Busy" - Sean Paul
7. "Bring Me To Life" - Evanescence feat. Paul McCoy
8. "This Is The Night" - Clay Aiken
9. "Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Ooh!" - Lumidee
10. "P.I.M.P." - 50 Cent

2004

1. "Confessions Part II" - Usher
2. "Burn" - Usher
3. "Slow Motion" - Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim
4. "The Reason" - Hoobastank
5. "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys
6. "Lean Back" - Terror Squad
7. "Move Ya Body" - Nina Sky feat. Jabba
8. "Turn Me On" - Kevin Lyttle feat. Spragga Benz
9. "Dip It Low" - Christina Milian
10. "Sunshine" - Lil' Flip feat. Lea

NEXT: 2005 - 2014

JUMP TO: 1985-1994 | 1995 - 2004 | 2005 - 2014

2005

1. "We Belong Together" - Mariah Carey
2. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
3. "Don't Cha" - The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes
4. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" - Kelly Clarkson
5. "Don't Phunk With My Heart" - The Black Eyed Peas
6. "Pon De Replay" - Rihanna
7. "Lose Control" - Missy Elliott feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
8. "Just A Lil Bit" - 50 Cent
9. "Let Me Hold You" - Bow Wow feat. Omarion
10. "You And Me" - Lifehouse

2006

1. "Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
2. "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira
3. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
4. "Me & U" - Cassie
5. "It's Goin' Down" - Yung Joc
6. "Ridin'" - Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone
7. "Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg
8. "Unfaithful" - Rihanna
9. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" - The Fray
10. "Snap Yo Fingers" - Lil Jon feat. E-40 & Sean Paul Of the YoungBloodZ

2007

1. "Umbrella" - Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
2. "Big Girls Don't Cry" - Fergie
3. "Party Like A Rockstar" - Shop Boyz
4. "Hey There Delilah" - Plain White T's
5. "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" - T-Pain feat. Yung Joc
6. "Makes Me Wonder" - Maroon 5
7. "The Way I Are" - Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson
8. "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston
9. "Bartender" - T-Pain feat. Akon
10. "Make Me Better" - Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo

2008


1. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
2. "Lollipop" - Lil Wayne feat. Static Major
3. "Take A Bow" - Rihanna
4. "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
5. "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay
6. "Forever" - Chris Brown
7. "Pocketful of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingdfield
8. "Leavin'" - Jesse McCartney
9. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
10. "Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon

2009

1. "I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas
2. "Boom Boom Pow" - The Black Eyed Peas
3. "Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
4. "Best I Ever Had" - Drake
5. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift
6. "Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston
7. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" - Pitbull
8. "Lovegame" - Lady Gaga
9. "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon
10. "Waking Up In Vegas" - Katy Perry

2010

1. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
2. "Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem feat. Rihanna
3. "Airplanes" - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
4. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am.
5. "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz
6. "Billionaire" - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
7. "Cooler Than Me" - Mike Posner
8. "I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
9. "Find Your Love" - Drake
10. "Not Afraid" - Eminem

2011

1. "Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
2. "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
3. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
4. "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
5. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" - Katy Perry
6. "How To Love" - Lil Wayne
7. "The Edge Of Glory" - Lady Gaga
8. "Good Life" - OneRepublic
9. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
10. "Tonight Tonight" - Hot Chelle Rae

2012

1. "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
2. "Payphone" - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
3. "Somebody That I Used To Know" - Gotye feat. Kimbra
4. "Wide Awake" - Katy Perry
5. "Lights" - Ellie Goulding
6. "Where Have You Been" - Rihanna
7. "We Are Young" - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae
8. "Titanium" - David Guetta feat. Sia
9. "Starships" - Nicki Minaj
10. "Whistle" - Flo Rida

2013
1. "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke
2. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
3. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
4. "We Can't Stop" - Miley Cyrus
5. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
6. "Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
7. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake
8. "Treasure" - Bruno Mars
9. "Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)" - Anna Kendrick
10. "Come & Get It" - Selena Gomez

2014
1. "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
2. "Rude" - MAGIC!
3. "Problem" - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
4. "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith
5. "Am I Wrong" - Nico & Vinz
6. "All Of Me" - John Legend
7. "Wiggle" - Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg
8. "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
9. "Summer" - Calvin Harris
10. "Turn Down For What" - DJ Snake & Lil Jon

 

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