Matty's Dream Jukebox
©2003 Matt Hinrichs. A Scrubbles production.
hifi 200 Songs, No Mercy This is a page dedicated to my favorite pop songs - the ones that never fail to give me goosebumps, make me smile or cry or want to dance around the house in my underwear. I wanted it structured in some way, but lists and arbitrary rankings never suited this kind of thing in an elegant way. In a compromise, I decided to pick fifty per decade from the '60s to the '90s, the only limitation being one song per artist. Admittedly, the quirkiness of my choices pits the timeless against the junk, familiar hits against obscure gems. But then again that's the whole point. Click the links below to go directly to the decade of your choice - then groove, argue, or make a dream jukebox for yourself. - Matt
  SIXTIES | SEVENTIES | EIGHTIES | NINETIES

 
SIXTIES
The Angels "My Boyfriend's Back"
Louis Armstrong "We Have All the Time in the World"
The Beach Boys "God Only Knows"
The Beatles "I'm So Happy Just to Dance with You"
Booker T. & the MGs "Slim Jenkin's Joint"
James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Johnny Cash "Ring of Fire"
The Castaways "Liar Liar"
The Chiffons "One Fine Day"
Lou Christie "Lightnin' Strikes"
Chris Clark "Love's Gone Bad"
Claudine Clark "Party Lights"
Petula Clark "Downtown"
The Contours "First I Look at the Purse"
The Crystals "He's a Rebel"
Skeeter Davis "Gonna Get Along Without You Now"
Desmond Dekker "Israelites"
Bob Dylan "Lay Lady Lay"
The Elgins "Heaven Must Have Sent You"
Four Tops "Bernadette"
France Gall "Poupee de Circe, Poupee de Son"
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell "You're All I Need to Get By"
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto "The Girl from Ipanema"
Lesley Gore "Maybe I Know"
Franšoise Hardy "Ce Petit Coeur"
The Kinks "All Day and All of the Night"
Brenda Lee "Is It True"
The Left Banke "Walk Away Renee"
The Mamas and the Papas "I Saw Her Again Last Night"
Little Peggy March "Try to See It My Way"
The Marvelettes "Destination: Anywhere"
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 "Pretty World"
Garnett Mims "Cry Cry Baby"
Mina "Se Tefonando"
The Music Machine "Talk Talk"
Gene Pitney "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart"
Elvis Presley "Kentucky Rain"
Otis Redding "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay"
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas "(We've Got) Honey Love"
The Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
The Ronettes "Be My Baby"
Diana Ross & the Supremes "Reflections"
David Ruffin "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)"
Sly and the Family Stone "Stand"
Spanky and Our Gang "Lazy Day"
Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man"
The Strawberry Alarm Clock "Insense and Peppermints"
The Walker Brothers "Make It Easy On Yourself"
Dionne Warwick "Are You There (With Another Girl)"
Timi Yuro "Something Bad on My Mind"
 
SEVENTIES
ABBA "Dancing Queen"
Badfinger "Day After Day"
Shirley Bassey "Diamonds Are Forever"
The Bee Gees "Jive Talkin'"
Jorge Ben "Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbababaruma)"
Blondie "One Way or Another"
David Bowie "Changes"
Buzzcocks "Ever Fallen In Love"
Carl Carlton "Everlasting Love"
The Carpenters "Goodbye to Love"
The Cars "Just What I Needed"
Clarence Carter "Patches"
Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want Me"
Cher "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"
Chicago "Baby What a Big Surprise"
Yvonne Elliman "If I Can't Have You"
The Emotions "Best of My Love"
Foreigner "Cold as Ice"
The Fortunes "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"
Aretha Franklin "The Border Song (Wholy Moses)"
The Free Design "Bubbles"
Al Green "Let's Stay Together"
The Honey Cone "Stick Up"
Thelma Houston "Don't Leave Me This Way"
The Hues Corporation "Rock the Boat"
Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
Gladys Knight & the Pips "You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)"
Nick Lowe "Cruel to Be Kind"
Loretta Lynn "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes "The Love I Lost"
Giorgio Moroder "Chase"
Maxine Nightingale "Right Back Where We Started From"
The O'Jays "Back Stabbers"
The Only Ones "Another Girl, Another Planet"
The Partridge Family "I Think I Love You"
Freda Payne "Band of Gold"
Queen "You're My Best Friend"
Linda Ronstadt "When Will I Be Loved"
Roxy Music "Love Is the Drug"
Paul Simon "Mother and Child Reunion"
The Spinners "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"
Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run"
Steely Dan "Peg"
Donna Summer "I Feel Love"
Talking Heads "Life During Wartime"
The Trammps "Disco Inferno"
Tanya Tucker "Blood Red and Going Down"
The Undisputed Truth "Smiling Faces Sometimes"
White Plains "My Baby Loves Lovin'"
Stevie Wonder "Heaven Help Us All"
 
EIGHTIES
ABC "The Look of Love"
The Art of Noise "Close (To the Edit)"
Asia "Heat of the Moment"
Afrika Bambaataa "Planet Rock"
Bananarama "I Heard a Rumour"
Beastie Boys "Hey Ladies"
Bronski Beat "Smalltown Boy"
The Clash "Rock the Casbah"
Elvis Costello & the Attractions "Everyday I Write the Book"
Marshall Crenshaw "Someday Someway"
Culture Club "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"
The Cure "In Between Days"
The Dead Milkmen "Punk Rock Girl"
De La Soul "Me Myself and I"
Depeche Mode "A Question of Lust"
Earth, Wind & Fire "Let's Groove"
Eurythmics "Love Is a Stranger"
Everything But the Girl "Come On Home"
ExposÚ "Point of No Return"
General Public "Tenderness"
The Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Debbie Gibson "Only In My Dreams"
The Human League "Don't You Want Me"
Chaka Khan "I Feel for You"
Kraftwerk "Tour de France"
Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
Madonna "Holiday"
Madness "It Must Be Love"
Bob Marley & the Wailers "Could You Be Loved"
M/A/R/R/S "Pump Up the Volume"
Stephanie Mills "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
New Order "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Juice Newton "Queen of Hearts"
Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra "Xanadu"
Sinead O'Connor "Mandinka"
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark "Tesla Girls"
The Pretenders "Back on the Chain Gang"
Prince "Let's Go Crazy"
The Ramones "Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio?"
R.E.M. "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville"
The Replacements "Alex Chilton"
Cliff Richard "We Don't Talk Anymore"
The Saints "Temple of the Lord"
Scritti Politti "Perfect Way"
The Smiths "The Boy with the Thorn in his Side"
Split Enz "I Got You"
Swing Out Sister "You On My Mind"
T'Pau "Heart and Soul"
Tracey Ullman "They Don't Know"
Yazoo "Only You"
 
NINETIES
Aaliyah "Are You That Somebody?"
Air "Kelly Watch the Stars"
Beck "Sexxx Laws"
Bjork "Isobel"
Mary J. Blige "Real Love"
Blur "The Universal"
Busta Rhymes/Janet Jackson "What's It Gonna Be"
The Cranberries "Linger"
Celine Dion "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
DJ Shadow "Midnight in a Perfect World"
Enya "Carribean Blue"
Fatboy Slim "Gangster Trippin'"
Future Bible Heroes "Hopeless"
Garbage "Special"
House of Pain "Jump Around"
INXS "Not Enough Time"
Jellyfish "Joining a Fan Club"
The KLF/Tammy Wynette "Justified and Ancient"
Komeda "It's All Right Baby"
Len "Steal My Sunshine"
Kirsty MacColl "Walking Down Madison"
Massive Attack "Teardrop"
The Mavericks "What a Crying Shame"
Kylie Minogue "Better the Devil You Know"
Moby "Feeling So Real"
Mono "Life in Mono"
My Bloody Valentine "Soon"
Nirvana "Lithium"
CeCe Peniston "Finally"
The Pernice Brothers "Overcome by Happiness"
Pet Shop Boys "New York City Boy"
Sam Phillips "Baby I Can't Please You"
The Pixies "Letter to Memphis"
Positive K. "I Got a Man"
Primal Scream "Come Together"
Public Enemy "Welcome to the Terrordome"
Pulp "This Is Hardcore"
Rialto "Untouchable"
Saint Etienne "You're in a Bad Way"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Face to Face"
Smash Mouth "Walking on the Sun"
Sonic Youth "Kool Thing"
Stardust "Music Goes Better With You"
Stereolab "International Colouring Contest"
They Might Be Giants "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
Throwing Muses "Not Too Soon"
U2 "Mysterious Ways"
Weezer "In the Garage"
The Wu-Tang Clan "C.R.E.A.M."
ZhanÚ "Hey, Mr. DJ"