Where are The Beatles from?

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Where are The Beatles from?

Liverpool, England

97%

London, England

2%

Newport, Wales

1%

Edinburgh, Scotland

0%
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The Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison—were all born in and met in Liverpool, England. Lennon and McCartney first performed together in Liverpool in 1957. They went through several different band names, including the Quarrymen, before settling on The Beatles. Their meteoric rise as a group began in the early 1960s, when the term “Beatlemania” was coined. Today, they’re arguably the most influential band in pop music history.
Source: Britannica | Date Updated: June 3, 2019
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The top music singles from every decade

Songs that make you bob your head, tap your toes, and wiggle your way around the room are the reasons why people love music. Every year, a new song tops the charts, plays on repeat on your favorite radio station, and makes people love music all over again.

While there’s no definitive “these songs are the best ever” compendium everyone agrees on, the Billboard Hot 100 is often held as the standard by which the world rates music singles. Using this standard as a reference, here are the very top of the songs and singles from the Billboard Hot 100 every decade dating back to the 1960s.

Top music singles from the 1950s

Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Horton—the 1950s were full of songs that defined a generation.

  • 1950: “Goodnight Irene” by Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
  • 1951: “Too Young” by Nat King Cole
  • 1952: “Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson
  • 1953: “The Song from Moulin Rouge” by Percy Faith
  • 1954: “Little Things Mean a Lot” by Kitty Kallen
  • 1955: “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” by Perez Prado
  • 1956: “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley
  • 1957: “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley
  • 1958: “Volare” (“Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu”) by Domenico Modugno
  • 1959: “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton

Top music singles from the 1960s

The 1960s were a tumultuous decade for both politics and music, and artists like The Beatles helped many see through the tough times.

  • 1960: “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” by Percy Faith
  • 1961: “Tossin’ and Turnin’” by Bobby Lewis
  • 1962: “Stranger on the Shore” by Mr. Acker Bilk
  • 1963: “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
  • 1964: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles
  • 1965: “Wooly Bully” by Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
  • 1966: “The Ballad of the Green Berets” by Sgt. Berry Sadler
  • 1967: “To Sir With Love” by Lulu
  • 1968: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
  • 1969: “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies

Top music singles from the 1970s

Fashion trends and over-the-top expression were the name of the game in the 1970s. The likes of Simon and Garfunkel and Barbra Streisand made the decade one to remember.

  • 1970: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel
  • 1971: “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night
  • 1972: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  • 1973: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • 1974: “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand
  • 1975: “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille
  • 1976: “Silly Love Songs” by Wings
  • 1977: “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart
  • 1978: “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb
  • 1979: “My Sharona” by Knack

Top music singles from the 1980s

Another unbridled decade of upheaval, the 1980s were full of punks being punks and Prince being Prince.

  • 1980: “Call Me” by Blondie
  • 1981: “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes
  • 1982: “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John
  • 1983: “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
  • 1984: “When Doves Cry” by Prince
  • 1985: “Careless Whisper” by Wham!
  • 1986: “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne and Friends
  • 1987: “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles
  • 1988: “Faith” by George Michael
  • 1989: “Look Away” by Chicago

Top music singles from the 1990s

The 1990s were a decade of “dirty design,” evolving tastes, and the public trying to find their place in the world. Bryan Adams wooed and Whitney Houston wailed like no one else could.

  • 1990: “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips
  • 1991: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
  • 1992: “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men
  • 1993: “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  • 1994: “The Sign” by Ace of Base
  • 1995: “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio
  • 1996: “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Mixby Los Del Rio
  • 1997: “Candle in the Wind 1997” by Elton John
  • 1998: “Too Close” by Next
  • 1999: “Believe” by Cher

Top music singles from the 2000s

The Pew Research Center defines the 2000s as a decade where millennials ended and Generation Z began. More hip-hop, heartfelt alternative rock, and, of course, Beyoncé, topped the charts.

  • 2000: “Breathe” by Faith Hill
  • 2001: “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse
  • 2002: “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback
  • 2003: “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
  • 2004: “Yeah!” by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
  • 2005: “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey
  • 2006: “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter
  • 2007: “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé
  • 2008: “Low” by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
  • 2009: “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas

Top music singles from the 2010s

The 2010s (pronounced “twenty-tens”) aren’t over yet, but songs that rocked the world in some way or another were big hits. Also, it’s been an evolving decade for films and television.

  • 2010: “Tik Tok” by Kesha
  • 2011: “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
  • 2012: “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • 2013: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton
  • 2014: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • 2015: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • 2016: “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber
  • 2017: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran
  • 2018: “God’s Plan” by Drake

Did a few of favorites make the list? See anything that brings back memories? Songs have a way of working their way into your soul. Take some time and revisit a few cream-of-the-crop singles from the Billboard Top 100 Songs.

For Those Of You Who Have Survived The Past 60 Years Here On Earth With Me

 

Holy cow folks, what a ride life has been for those of us fortunate enough to have been allowed to ride it. Think of all of the things each of us have lived through. For me, I was in second grade in Nov of 1963. Bobby and Dr King, I was 11. Nixon, China, still a kid. Vietnam and the Draft ended when I was 16.

Now these days and it seems that Russia is becoming a ‘dirty word’ in D.C. politics. Who knows, who even cares these days about what is honest or not, or just a good story. Ethics in our world seems to be only a distant memory of our childhood lives. Life is still primal above all else, what will people do in their attempt to keep the wolf out of their kitchen or into their bed. Humans have proven to be fascinating creatures, both good and bad. So many mass murderers, so many wars, so many lost lives, why, what for? Just a couple of years ago I watched a Documentary about the dollar cost to the U.S. Treasury of the U.S. led War in Afghanistan. Up to that given point in time it was $1.1 Trillion. worse was the next statement the announcer gave, he said that about 90% of the people in the country only had no more than one extra change of clothes. If those stats are correct and it wouldn’t shock me if this story is validated, its sickening. I/we are the generation of a lot of ‘awakening’ of our Country.

 

We’ve seen Vietnam on our family T.V.’s every night, we watched Saddam smile as he hid behind children. We all most likely can remember where they were at when we first seen and heard the audio on 9/11, then there was 5/01/11, I believe this is the day Osama lost his head. We watched Elvis live, and die. Two of the Beatles are gone. We have actually had a professional Actor become our President, no it is not President Trump, I said a professional Actor. I was speaking of Ronald Reagan of course, and we have had a ‘shocker’ of course in the election of a half Black and half White Social Worker from Chicago as our President, for two terms. We have seen ‘A Polish Pope’, we heard Johnny Carson say, good night. Now we and our children and theirs will be at war until the ‘end of days’.

 

I hope that each and everyone of you were able to relate to these or maybe other events in your personal life. Another one for me is the Belvidere Tornado of April 21st of 1967. There are great moments of glory like the birth of your children and your grandchildren and there is crushing heartache like the deaths of so many loved ones. I thank God everyday that I believe in Him and He in me and I feel so sad for those who beat their own chest and brag their own names. These people are dead already and they don’t even know it. This is not some kind of a suicide note, I do not believe in the ethics of suicide so that will never ever happen. I’m just reminiscing with some old friends about some of the stars and highlights and low points of our own lives. All people who have taken of your time to read this article I would like to just say thank you. I hope it gave you some smiles, and a few good memories.