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)

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Gert J. Almind