American Top 40 Jukebox Singles

The following list contains the Top 40 Jukebox Singles of All Time released in 1989 by AMOA (Amusement & Music Operators Association in America) to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the jukebox concept. The chart was updated in 1996, compiled through a polling of more than 1,600 AMOA-member jukebox owners and operators, and it has changed a little during the last decade. The list below is, however, the original chart of 1989, and the names of the writers are indicated in parenthesis (source: Broadcast Music Inc.).

# 1  "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel", Elvis Presley, 1956 (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller)

# 2  "Crazy", Patsy Cline, 1962 (Willie Nelson)

# 3  "Rock Around The Clock", Bill Haley & His Comets, 1955 (Jimmy De Knight and Mac C. Freedman)

# 4  "The Dock Of The Bay", Otis Redding, 1968 (Steve Cropper and Otis Redding)

# 5  "I Heard It Through The Grapewine", Marvin Gaye, 1968 (Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong)

# 6  "Mack The Knife", Bobby Darin, 1959 (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and Marc Blitzstein)

# 7  "Light My Fire", The Doors, 1967 (Robbie Krieger and Jim Morrison)

# 8  "Blueberry Hill", Fats Domino, 1956 (Al Lewis, Larry Stock, and Vincent Rose)

# 9  "Old Time Rock-n-Roll", Bob Seger, 1979 (Thomas Jones and George Jackson)

#10  "My Girl", The Temptations, 1965 (Smokey Robinson and Ronald White)

#11  "Walk On The Wild Side", Lou Reed, 1973 (Lou Reed)

#12  "Honky Tonk Woman", The Rolling Stones, 1969 (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)

#13  "Can't Buy Me Love", The Beatles, 1964 (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

#14  "New York, New York", Frank Sinatra, 1980 (John Kander and Fred Ebb)

#15  "Born To Be Wild", Steppenwolf, 1968 (Mars Bonfire)

#16  "Louie, Louie", The Kingsmen, 1963 (Richard Berry)

#17  "Maybellene", Chuck Berry, 1955 (Chuck Berry)

#18  "Hey Jude", The Beatles, 1968 (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

#19  "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys, 1966 (Mike Love and Brian Wilson)

#20  "Respect", Aretha Franklin, 1967 (Otis Redding)

#21  "Stand By Your Man", Tammy Wynette, 1968 (Tammy Wynette and Billy Sherrill)

#22  "House Of The Rising Sun", The Animals, 1964 (Alan Price and Keith Prowse)

#23  "In The Mood", Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1939 (Glenn Miller)

#24  "Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones, 1965 (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)

#25  "Take Me To The River", Talking Heads, 1978 (Al Green and Mabon Lewis Hodges)

#26  "Proud Mary", Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 (John Fogarty)

#27  "Bad Moon Rising", Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 (John Fogarty)

#28  "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis Presley, 1957 (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)

#29  "For The Good Times", Ray Price, 1970 (Kris Kristofferson)

#30  "Great Balls Of Fire", Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957 (Jerry Lee Lewis)

#31  "I Fall To Pieces", Patsy Cline, 1964 (Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran)

#32  "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry, 1958 (Chuck Berry)

#33  "Bad To The Bone", George Thorogood & The Destroyers, 1982 (George Thorogood)

#34  "That'll Be The Day", Buddy Holly, 1957 (Buddy Holly)

#35  "The Twist", Chubby Checker, 1960 (Hank Ballard)

#36  "All Shook Up", Elvis Presley, 1957 (Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley)

#37  "Peggy Sue", Buddy Holly, 1957 (Buddy Holly)

#38  "Heart Of Gold", Neil Young, 1972 (Neil Young)

#39  "When a Man Loves a Woman", Percy Sledge, 1968 (Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright)

#40  "Star Dust'", Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, 1941 (Hoagy Carmichael)

Please do not hesitate to send a note to the editor of this site, if you find errors in any of the names of the song writers mentioned in the list. Avas Flowers and some of these love songs can help create the perfect background to a romantic evening. Listening to Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" and bringing a bouquet of Avas Flowers on your first date may be a good plan to ensure a successful evening.

Gert J. Almind