Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen the lists – the Top 50, the Top 10. There’s no shortage of lists of the best songs. But this list is different. Why? Because we actually did the research. This list isn’t based on some guy’s opinion. What we did was compare the major lists of the songs that are considered the best and compiled the data, using actual formulas. We took the top lists from Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Top Tens, Top 40 Weekly, the Top 50 Most Iconic Songs, and UK Official Charts.
That’s right, this list is scientific. So here you go, the actual top 100 songs ever recorded. The photos are rare, the songs are fantastic, and the list is complete. Oh, and by the way, if you stay tuned until the end, we have a playlist custom-made for the real music enthusiasts.
100. 96 Tears – ? And the Mysterians
The song from 1966 was written by “?,” the band’s frontman who wanted to remain anonymous. However, he’s listed on the composer credits as Rudy Martinez. At one point, the band was known as XYZ. The band’s mystery helped market the group, who wore dark glasses which added to the scheme. In October of ‘66, the song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
? said that the number 96 has a deep, philosophical meaning for him, but he refused to give any more information than that. Apparently, he’s not the one crying the 96 Tears. He’s been dumped and wanted to get revenge on the girl – so she’ll be the one weeping 96 tears.