50th ANNIVERSARY of BILLBOARD’S TOP 100 AC SONGS OF ALL TIME

50th ANNIVERSARY of BILLBOARD’S TOP 100 AC SONGS OF ALL TIME

Nice to have my production of “Can’t We Try” on this chart

CHART BEAT Billboard's Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever: The truly biggest hits in the format's history. On July 17, 2011, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, we counted down the top 100 songs in the entire history of one of Billboard's signature (and smoothest) surveys. Some of the genre's earliest giants infuse the list, including Elton John, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder, while artists that continue to keep AC a top-rated radio format likewise appear, including Natasha Bedingfield, Enrique Iglesias and matchbox twenty. Here's a recap of the chart's top 100 songs over its first 50 years. ARTISTS MENTIONED Celine Dion Elton John Lionel Richie Savage Garden 100 CHARIOTS OF FIRE - TITLES Vangelis 99 ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) Lionel Richie 98 THIS IS THE TIME Billy Joel 97 THE CANDY MAN Sammy Davis, Jr. With The Mike Curb Congregation 96 YOUR WILDEST DREAMS The Moody Blues 95 YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION Chicago 94 YOU AND I Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle 93 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl 92 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Billy Joel 91 MOON RIVER Henry Mancini 90 MAGIC Olivia Newton-John 89 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST Randy Vanwarmer 88 LOVE IS FOREVER Billy Ocean 87 MUSKRAT LOVE Captain & Tennille 86 HELLO Lionel Richie 85 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 84 HEARTBREAKER Dionne Warwick 83 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU Michael Bolton 82 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS Bette Midler 81 WORDS GET IN THE WAY Miami Sound Machine 80 IF YOU ASKED ME TO Celine Dion 79 (I'VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 78 HEY, SOUL SISTER Train 77 BABY BABY Amy Grant 76 FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS Shania Twain 75 DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU Gloria Estefan 74 LOST IN LOVE Air Supply 73 THE NEXT TIME I FALL Peter Cetera With Amy Grant 72 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU Stevie Wonder 71 THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (THE QUEST) Jack Jones 70 SEPARATE LIVES (THEME FROM WHITE NIGHTS) Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 69 YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL James Blunt 68 AGAINST ALL ODDS (TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW) Phil Collins 67 MY CUP RUNNETH OVER Ed Ames 66 SAY YOU, SAY ME Lionel Richie 65 STUCK ON YOU Lionel Richie 64 THE WAY IT IS Bruce Hornsby & The Range 63 WOMAN IN LOVE Barbra Streisand 62 UNWRITTEN Natasha Bedingfield 61 RIGHT HERE WAITING Richard Marx 60 IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW Simply Red 59 YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART Phil Collins 58 SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST Vanessa Williams 57 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY Paul Young 56 TWO HEARTS Phil Collins 55 THE ROSE Bette Midler 54 SOMETIMES LOVE JUST AIN'T ENOUGH Patty Smyth 53 THE ONE Elton John 52 RESTLESS HEART Peter Cetera 51 I DON'T HAVE THE HEART James Ingram 50 YOU'RE ONLY LONELY J.D.Souther 49 HOLD ON MY HEART Genesis 48 THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra And Chorus 47 MORNING DANCE Spyro Gyra 46 SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT Anne Murray 45 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Willie Nelson 44 I HOPE YOU DANCE Lee Ann Womack 43 WHEN SHE CRIES Restless Heart 42 THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR Dionne & Friends 41 LOVE TAKES TIME Mariah Carey 40 FOREVER IN LOVE Kenny G 39 BREAKAWAY Kelly Clarkson 38 CAN'T WE TRY Dan Hill Duet With Vonda Shepard 37 IF EVER YOU'RE IN MY ARMS AGAIN Peabo Bryson 36 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY Chicago 35 EVERGREEN (LOVE THEME FROM "A STAR IS BORN") Barbra Streisand 34 THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand 33 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME? Chicago 32 CRAZY LOVE Poco 31 RISE Herb Alpert 30 LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT Pure Prairie League 29 (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU Bryan Adam

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