This week I introduce the Retro 100 which I started tracking in December. It will be a year to date chart and will also show the current week’s position to the left. Below that is the current week’s chart.

There are a handful of charts that track old songs and old titles show up occasionally on other charts, especially after an artist has passed. Also my chart has become increasingly influenced by older songs because of the podcasts and blog posts as I discover  or re-discover them. Hopefully you’ll dive into some of these older songs as well.

Retro Top 100 (Old songs showing up on current personal charts)

TW/ 2021 YTD

1          ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

2          THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

3          THIRD DAY    What Good

4          ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

5          THE STRUTS The Ol’ Switcheroo

6          THE STRUTS Who Am I?

7          ALY & AJ       Potential Breakup Song (2020)

8          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

9          ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

10        MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

11        THIRD DAY    Sky Falls Down

12        1927   Tell Me A Story

13        THE STRUTS These Times Are Changing

14        JOHN MAYER            I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)

15        THIRD DAY    Otherside

16        FOO FIGHTERS         Something From Nothing

17        DEXTER FREEBISH  Everybody Knows Somebody

18        SONS OF SYLVIA     50 Ways

19        ALL STAR UNITED   La La Land

20        JOHN MAYER            Slow Dancing In A Burning Room

21        PARACHUTE  Blame It On Me

22        KEITH URBAN          God Made Woman

23        DARYL HALL Someone Like You

24        GIANT Don’t Leave Me In Love

25        LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

26        THE SEAHORSES      Blinded By The Sun

27        ONE NIGHT ONLY    Say You Don’t Want It

28        SUPREMES     Love Child

29        CAT STEVENS           Lady D’Arbanville

30        SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES         Cities In Dust

31        VAN HALEN   I’m The One

32        ZZ TOP           Tush

33        BERLIN           Matter Of Time

34        STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN           Dive

35        JOURNEY      Lights

36        FERRANTE & TEICHER       Midnight Cowboy

37        EVERCLEAR   The New York Times

38        CHRIS REA    Fool If You Think It’s Over

39        THE KLF f/ TAMMY WYNETTE       Justified And Ancient

40        BILLY IDOL   Eyes Without A Face

41        ABBA  Summer Night City

42        KAISER CHIEFS        My Life

43        BASH & POP On The Rocks

44        MOTHER MOTHER   Hayloft

45        MIKE CURB CONGREGATION        Burning Bridges

46        LORRAINE ELLISON            Stay With Me (Baby)

47        JUDE COLE   This Time It’s Us

48        FOO FIGHTERS         Best of You

49        CRYSTAL GAYLE     You Never Miss A real Good thing

50        JOE JACKSON          Steppin’ Out

51        ELECTRIBE 101       Talking With Myself

52        TOY MATINEE           Last Plane Out

53        DC TALK        So Help Me God

54        RASPBERRIES           Overnight Sensation

55        DANNI MINOGUE     Galaxy

56        JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY    Let’s Get Lost

57        ELTON JOHN            Come Down In Time

58        TONY TERRY            Everlasting Love

59        REBA MCENTIRE      Rumor Has It

60        JIGSAW          Sky High

61        IAN MOORE   How Does It Feel

62        REBA MCENTIRE      Fancy (Dave Aude Remix)

63        THE STRUTS Put Your Money On Me

64        KYLIE MINOGUE      Sexercize

65        GEORGE HARRISON            All Things Must Pass

66        A SILENT FILM         Paralysed

67        INSPIRAL CARPETS             This Is How It Feels

68        GEORGE STRAIT      The Cowboy Rides Away

69        KENNY CHESNEY    Somewhere With You

70        MARIAH CAREY        We Belong Together

71        NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD    Down From Dover

72        JOHN HIATT Living A Little, Laughing A Little

73        KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION          Drive That Fast

74        THE MONKEES         Daydream Believer

75        GIRLS ALOUD           I’ll Stand By You

76        ELTON JOHN            Skyline Pigeon

77        BARBRA STREISAND           Ordinary Miracles

78        PRINCE           Let’s Go Crazy

79        MELISSA MANCHESTER      Midnight Blue (2020)

80        VAN HALEN   Unchained

81        ACE OF BASE            Happy Nation

82        TIMMY THOMAS       Why Can’t We Live Together

83        STEVEN TYLER        (It) Feels So Good

84        KEITH URBAN          Slow Turning

85        THE SEAHORSES      Love Is The Law

86        GENESIS        In Too Deep

87        GUSTER         This Is How It Feels To Have A Broken Heart

88        TAYLOR SWIFT         Begin Again

89        FOO FIGHTERS         The Pretender

90        AC/DC Rock ‘N Roll Train

91        YVONNE ELLIMAN   Love Pains

92        BRAN VAN 3000 f/ CURTIS MAYFIELD    Astounded

93        BRAD PAISLEY         Who Needs Pictures

94        CARLY SIMON          You’re So Vain

95        TOTO  Hold The Line

96        SOUP DRAGONS       Americana Sweetmeat

97        GARY ALLAN            It Would Be You

98        TOTO  Mr. Friendly

99        TRINKET        Boom

100     BILLY JOEL   Tell Her About It

 

April 15, 20201

YTD/TW

12        1          1927   Tell Me A Story

27        2          ONE NIGHT ONLY    Say You Don’t Want It

51        3          ELECTRIBE 101       Talking With Myself

8          4          SHINEDOWN  Save Me

2          5          THE TEMPER TRAP Thick As Thieves

24        6          GIANT Don’t Leave Me In Love

64        7          KYLIE MINOGUE      Sexercize

68        8          GEORGE STRAIT      The Cowboy Rides Away

112     9          LIL WAYNE    John

156     10        KOOL AND THE GANG        Misled

55        11        DANNI MINOGUE     Galaxy

78        12        PRINCE           Let’s Go Crazy

58        13        TONY TERRY            Everlasting Love

47        14        JUDE COLE   This Time It’s Us

23        15        DARYL HALL Someone Like You

108     16        CROWDED HOUSE   Hole In The River

169     17        GENESIS        That’s All

170     18        MY BLOODY VALENTIN      When you Sleep

1          19        ALL STAR UNITED   Take Me Away

26        20        THE SEAHORSES      Blinded By The Sun

175     21        MY BLOODY VALENTIN      Only Shallow

176     22        ERIC CHURCH          Springsteen

127     23        BANANARAMA          Stuff Like That

180     24        DEERHUNTER           Helicopter

181     25        BRIAN WILSON         Love And Mercy

61        26        IAN MOORE   How Does It Feel

28        27        SUPREMES     Love Child

120     28        SHAKIRA & RIHANNA         Can’t remember To Forget You

44        29        MOTHER MOTHER   Hayloft

184     30        MY BLOODY VALENTIN      To here Knows When

70        31        MARIAH CAREY        We Belong Together

131     32        CROWDED HOUSE   Mean To Me

150     33        WHITE STRIPES        Apple Blossom

133     34        FOO FIGHTERS         The Sky Is A Neighborhood

151     35        MORRISSEY   Back On The Chain gang

152     36        JOURNEY      Winds Of March

30        37        SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES         Cities In Dust

69        38        KENNY CHESNEY    Somewhere With You

99        39        TRINKET        Boom

9          40        ARCADE FIRE           Everything Now

113     41        REBA MCENTIRE      You Lie

192     42        BERLIN           Animal

42        43        KAISER CHIEFS        My Life

149     44        KINGS OF LEON       Sex On Fire

98        45        TOTO  Mr. Friendly

56        46        JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY    Let’s Get Lost

121     47        TRINKET        Superhuman

199     48        JOHN LENNON         Look At Me

16        49        FOO FIGHTERS         Something From Nothing

204     50        MONKEES      Wasn’t Born To Follow

25        51        LED ZEPPELIN          Black Dog

95        52        TOTO  Hold The Line

40        53        BILLY IDOL   Eyes Without A Face

128     54        TOTO  Holyanna

217     55        JOHN MAYER            Belief

218     56        USHER            U Got It Bad

35        57        JOURNEY      Lights

140     58        TOTO  Endless

183     59        INSPIRAL CARPETS             Spitfire

220     60        RONNIE MILSAP       Why Don’t You Spend The Night

4          61        ARABESQUE  Love Is Just A Game

137     62        INXS   The Stairs

223     63        KOOL AND THE GANG        Tonight

160     64        BRYAN ADAMS         She Knows Me

172     65        ICEHOUSE     Crazy

52        66        TOY MATINEE           Last Plane Out

155     67        TOTO  Isolation

233     68        ALPHAVILLE Dance With Me

125     69        CELINE DION            Taking Chances

72        70        JOHN HIATT Living A Little, Laughing A Little

89        71        FOO FIGHTERS         The Pretender

96        72        SOUP DRAGONS       Americana Sweetmeat

54        73        RASPBERRIES           Overnight Sensation

168     74        THE WILD FEATHERS          The Ceiling

123     75        KAISER CHIEFS        Record Collection

186     76        BLISS 66        Sooner Or Later

126     77        JENNIFER LOPEZ     Booty

19        78        ALL STAR UNITED   La La Land

238     79        KANSAS         Point Of Know Return

88        80        TAYLOR SWIFT         Begin Again

187     81        DARYL BRAITHWAITE         The Horses

32        82        ZZ TOP           Tush

85        83        THE SEAHORSES      Love Is The Law

166     84        NOISEWORKS           River Of Tears

191     85        AMBROSIA     For Openers-Welcome Home

3          86        THIRD DAY    What Good

167     87        AMBROSIA     How Can You Love Me

135     88        PREFAB SPROUT     Cars & Girls

76        89        ELTON JOHN            Skyline Pigeon

43        90        BASH & POP On The Rocks

67        91        INSPIRAL CARPETS             This Is How It Feels

15        92        THIRD DAY    Otherside

197     93        1927   To Love Me

139     94        SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER   All The Queen’s Horses

10        95        MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE  Famous Last Words

73        96        KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION          Drive That Fast

201     97        BLISS 66        Not Quite Paradse

203     98        COMPANY OF STRANGERS            Motor City (I Get Lost)

136     99        SISTER 7       Polishing The Looking Glass

105     100     DELBERT MCCLINTON        My Sweet Baby