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#1 pop song from the year you graduated high school


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#1 pop song from the year you graduated high school



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1946: ‘Prisoner of Love’ by Perry Como



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1947: ‘Near You’ by Francis Craig



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1948: ‘Twelfth Street Rag’ by Pee Wee Hunt



RCA Victor

1949: ‘Riders in the Sky’ by Vaughn Monroe Orchestra



Decca

1950: ‘Goodnight, Irene’ by Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers



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1951: ‘Too Young’ by Nat King Cole



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1952: ‘Blue Tango’ by Leroy Anderson



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1953: ‘Song from Moulin Rouge’ by Percy Faith



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1954: ‘Little Things Mean a Lot’ by Kitty Kallen



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1955: ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’ by Pérez Prado



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1956: ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ by Elvis Presley



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1957: ‘All Shook Up’ by Elvis Presley



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1958: ‘Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)’ by Domenico Modugno



Columbia

1959: ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ by Johnny Horton



Warner Bros.

1960: ‘Theme from A Summer Place’ by Percy Faith



Universal Pictures

1961: ‘Tossin’ and Turnin” by Bobby Lewis



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1962: ‘Stranger on the Shore’ by Mr. Acker Bilk



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1963: ‘Sugar Shack’ by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs



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1964: ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles



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1965: ‘Wooly Bully’ by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs



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1966: ‘Ballad of the Green Berets’ by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler



Columbia Pictures

1967: ‘To Sir, With Love’ by Lulu



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1968: ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles



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1969: ‘Sugar’ by The Archies



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1970: ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ by Simon and Garfunkel



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1971: ‘Joy to the World’ by Three Dog Night



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1972: ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack



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1973: ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree’ by Tony Orlando and Dawn



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1974: ‘The Way We Were’ by Barbra Streisand



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1975: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ by Captain and Tennille



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1976: ‘Silly Love Songs’ by Wings



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1977: ‘Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)’ by Rod Stewart



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1978: ‘Shadow Dancing’ by Andy Gibb



Capitol Records

1979: ‘My Sharona’ by The Knack



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1980: ‘Call Me’ by Blondie



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1981: ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes



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1982: ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton-John



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1983: ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police



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1984: ‘When Doves Cry’ by Prince



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1985: ‘Careless Whisper’ by Wham!



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1986: ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ by Dionne and Friends



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1987: ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ by The Bangles



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1988: ‘Faith’ by George Michael



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1989: ‘Look Away’ by Chicago



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1990: ‘Hold On’ by Wilson Phillips



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1991: ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You’ by Bryan Adams



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1992: ‘End of the Road’ by Boyz II Men



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1993: ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston



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1994: ‘The Sign’ by Ace of Base



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1995: ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ by Coolio featuring L.V.



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1996: ‘Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)’ by Los del Río



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1997: ”Candle in the Wind 1997′ and ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John



Arista

1998: ‘Too Close’ by Next



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1999: ‘Believe’ by Cher



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2000: ‘Breathe’ by Faith Hill



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2001: ‘Hanging by a Moment’ by Lifehouse



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2002: ‘How You Remind Me’ by Nickelback



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2003: ‘In da Club’ by 50 Cent



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2004: ‘Yeah!’ by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris



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2005: ‘We Belong Together’ by Mariah Carey



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2006: ‘Bad Day’ by Daniel Powter



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2007: ‘Irreplaceable’ by Beyoncé



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2008: ‘Low’ by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain



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2009: ‘Boom Boom Pow’ by The Black Eyed Peas



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2010: ‘Tik Tok’ by Kesha



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2011: ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele



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2012: ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Gotye featuring Kimbra



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2013: ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz



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2014: ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams



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2015: ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars



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2016: ‘Love Yourself’ by Justin Bieber



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2017: ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran



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2018: ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake



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2019: ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus



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2020: ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd



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2021: ‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa


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