Billboard Hits On This Date in History ... 1970 - Present

When did the weeks start getting shorter? Seems like just yesterday I was putting together the post for last week. 

If you haven't done so already, there is still time to vote in the current battle of the bands. Remember, the only wrong vote is a non-vote.

It’s a freebie week for Monday’s Music Moves Me. Sometimes that is a blessing and sometimes that is a curse. As we are new into the month of March, I considered using songs with ‘March’ in the title.  I listened to a few, but I just wasn’t feeling it. After some consideration, I was able to come up with something for today.

With the assistance of Billboard Charts, I bring to you:

Songs that were popular on this day in History 1970 - Present

I’ll break these down by decade.

1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
1971 - One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
1972 - Without You - Nilsson
1973 - Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
1974 - Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
1975 - Have You Never Been Mellow - Olivia Newton-John
1976 - Love Machine Part 1 - The Miracles
1977 - Evergreen - Barbra Streisand
1978 - Love Is Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
1979 - I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

1980 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
1981 - I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
1982 - Centerfold - J Geils Band
1983 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
1984 - Jump - Van Halen
1985 - Can’t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
1986 - Kyrie - Mr Mister
1987 - Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
1988 - Father Figure - George Michael
1989 - Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson

1990 - Escapade - Janet Jackson
1991 - Someday - Mariah Carey
1992 - To Be With You - Mr Big
1993 - A Whole New World - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
1994 - The Power Of Love - Celine Dion
1995 - Take A Bow - Madonna
1996 - One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey w/ Boyz II Men
1997 - Wannabe - Spice Girls
1998 - My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
1999 - Angel Of Mine - Monica

2000 - Amazed - Lonestar
2001 - Stutter- Joe ft Mystikal
2002 - Ain't it Funny - Jennifer Lopez
2003 - In Da Club - 50 Cent
2004 - Yeah! - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
2005 - Candy Shop - 50 Cent ft Olivia
2006 - You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
2007 - This is Why I’m Hot - Mims
2008 - Low - Flo Rida
2009 - Right Round - Flo Rida

2010 - Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
2011 - Born This Way - Lady Gaga
2012 - (What Doesn't Kill You) Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
2013 - Harlem Shake - Baauer
2014 - Happy - Pharrell Williams
2015 - Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
2016 - Work - Rihanna ft Drake
2017 - Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
2018 - God’s Plan - Drake

What are you listening to this week? Tell me about it in the comments below.


  1. We've had wonderful songs throughout the ages. Thanks for posting this treasure chest!

    1. Hey there Joyce!

      It was interesting to me to see the progression of music through the years.


  2. Mary,

    Wow, what an incredible post filled with mewsic! I listened to all of the songs until I got to 2000, then I found it hard for me to let the playlist run continuously because it was less pleasing to my ears compared to previous decades. The last set of tunes had a few selections I enjoyed but compared with the 70s-90s they still fall short. I loved the idea of highlighting the songs popular on this day in history. Great job! Thanks for joining us on the dance floor, my friend.

    1. Hi Cathy!

      I agree with you, the more recent years are a bit more difficult to listen to. The journey through the years was certainly interesting to listen to. But I must be getting older, as the older music is much more appealing to me. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. What a wonderful post with super cool songs. Thanks for sharing these wonderful songs.

    1. Hey Patrick!

      So glad that you could stop by on this wonderful day to hear these wonderful songs. Isn't it wonderful? :)


  4. Can't say we remember them all but thanks for sharing. I know some of the latter songs from playing requests as a DJ.

    1. Thanks, Cathy!

      I had trouble recalling some of the later years. I'm much more of a fan of the earlier music.


  5. I feel so old, I only recognize 2 from the past 20 years.

    1. Aww don't worry about feeling old. It may have just been an 'off' week in history for you.


  6. I remember all those 1970 songs-loved them all-am listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water right now!!

    1. The 70s were a great time. I think that is my favorite decade for music.


  7. Well, I must say all were favorites, except the last one was new for me although I do like the Black Eyed Peas! Thanks for rockin' out with us girlfriend! YOU'VE ROCKED THE HOUSE FOR SURE! WOO HOO!!!

  8. I didn't see any songs listed by YOEY O'DOGHERTY & HIS CORN LIQUOR BOYS. What the heck kind of a list is this?! C'mon, Mary, you can do better.

    ~ Stephen

    1. Sorry to disappoint, Stephen darlin'.

      I shall strive to do better on the 2nd Tuesday of next week.


      ps thought of you when I heard the news about David Ogden Stiers.

    2. >>... "I shall strive to do better on the 2nd Tuesday of next week."

      OK, I hope so. I put a big X in the box for that date on my calendar, so don't forget.

      Yeah, sad about David Ogden Stiers. That had to be an awful way to go. I've always believed that he was actually the best actor on M*A*S*H. ...Well, I mean, other than that really young guy who thought he was the next James Dean. My Ma always liked him best, and I never disputed with Ma.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      STMcC Presents 'Battle Of The Bands'

    3. >>...Well, I mean, other than that really young guy who thought he was the next James Dean.

      Was he the guy that had a face only a mother could love?

      >>...My Ma always liked him best, and I never disputed with Ma.

      Mother always knows best!


  9. Dang Girl, you rocked this one for sure! Love these playlists by the decades! Now you know which decade has the most of my favs, right? Need I even ask?? The 70s were THE decade! I love "Love Machine" and haven't heard that song in ages! "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand takes me back: I loved that movie (A Star is Born) and had the soundtrack album. I also love "Killing Me Softly". Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" is another favorite. Interestingly I was just listening to Nilsson last night, working on my next BOTB...

    The 80s was an okay decade for music, imo. My favs from your list ar4e "I Love a Rainy Night" (me too!) and "Livin' on a Prayer". Michael Jackson was a big part of that decade and like him or not, people have to admit he was an amazing artist and performer. I liked his music and was fortunate enough to see him in concert (and ironically also saw Prince in the SAME WEEK!). I spent 6 years of the 80s decade in Washington DC where I was in advertising and radio so music was a big part of my daily life.
    I moved to Austin TX in 1991 and spent the first 4 years in radio (a short stint at a CHR station but mostly at a Classic Rock station -- go figure, right? :) ). The only song I recognize in th 90s playlist is Spice Girls' "Wannabe" -- LOVE that song! The others I don't remember ever hearing! And who the heck is Mr. Big?? I thought he was Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend...

    I don't recognize even one song from the early 2000s! Wow, where was I??
    The next decade I must have poked my head out as I knew a few more songs. My fav is Lady Gaga's "Born This Way". I never saw her music video before though. That was cool. She's incredible really. I also like Kelly Clarkson. LOVE Pharell Williams "Happy" and I can get a good groove on with "Uptown Funk". I like "Shape of You" and recently learned that Kandi Burris had something to do with the writing of that song. I like a few of Ed Sheeran's songs. Those are the only ones I know from your last decades list though.

    Yep, I be stuck in the 70s, it's true. My friend Chris was right...

    Excellent 4M post Mary! I enjoyed...

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Girl, I think you might be my twin from another mother. Spot on!


  10. Wow! Thank you for making this effort. I remember always being moved by "Killing Me Softly With His Song". Maybe that's why my beloved OC is a musician. ~grin~ Be well!

  11. For me the seventies was a great decade with fantastic music. For that matter all my decades so far have been pretty great, but I haven't been keeping up with new music like I used to.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. The 70s are my 'go-to' decade for music. I could listen to music from that decade all day long and never tire of it.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  12. My mom used to rock me to Simon & Garfunkel. :) I'm sure it was probably popular still 6 months later. ;)

  13. Music has really changed throughout the years


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