Songs & Lyrics
BMI list of Most Popular Songs
from 1940-1990

New York, Sept 14, 1990 - BMI, the world's largest performing rights organization, today announced the titles, writers and publishers of the 50 most performed songs in the company's 50 year history.

  1. Yesterday...John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Never My Love...Donald Addrisi, Richard Addrisi
  3. By The Time I Get To Phoenix...Jim Webb
  4. Gentle On My Mind...John Hartford
  5. More...Marcello Cierciolini
  6. Something...George Harrison
  7. Bridge Over Troubled Water...Paul Simon
  8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'...Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
  9. Mrs. Robinson...Paul Simon
  10. Georgia On My Mind...Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrel
  11. I Can't Stop Loving You...Don Gibson
  12. Strangers In The Night...Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  13. Everybody's Talkin'...Fred Neil
  14. Michelle...John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  15. Canadian Sunset...Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood
  16. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You...Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  17. Killing Me Softly With His Song...Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
  18. Sunny...Bobby Hebb
  19. Snowbird...Gene MacLellan
  20. Scarborough Fair
  21. The Girl From Ipanema...Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  22. We've Only Just Begun...Roger Nichols, Paul Williams
  23. (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay...Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  24. For The Good Times...Kris Kristofferson
  25. Twilight Time...Al Nevins, Morty Nevins, Buck Ram
  26. Stand By Me...Ben E. King, Jery Leiber, Mike Stoller
  27. Up Up And Away...Jim Webb
  28. Spanish Eyes...Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  29. Angel Of The Morning...Chip Taylor
  30. Only You... Ande Rand, Buck Ram
  31. The Most Beautiful Girl...Rory Bourke, Billy Sherril, Morro Wilson
  32. Sound Of Silence...Paul Simon
  33. Help Me Make It Through The Night...Kris Kristofferson
  34. Traces...Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb, Emory Gordy, Jr.
  35. Goin' Out Of My Head...Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein
  36. Release Me...Edia Miller, Dub Williams, Robert Yount
  37. Both Sides Now...Joni Mitchell
  38. All I Have To Do Is Dream...Boudleaux Bryant
  39. Cherish...Terry Kirkman
  40. Tennessee Waltz...Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  41. (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden...Joe South
  42. My Cherie Amour...Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder
  43. I Honestly Love You...Peter Allen, Jeff Barry
  44. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree... L. Russell Brown, Irwin Levine
  45. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do...Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
  46. For All We Know...Jimmy Griffin, Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson
  47. Never On Sunday...Manos Hadjidakis, Billy Towne
  48. Blue Bayou...Joe Melson, Roy Orbison
  49. Behind Closed Doors...Kenny O'Dell
  50. My Way...Paul Anka, Claude Francois, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibaut

Rock on folks !


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