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Anniversary Playlist - 50 Years in the Makin'

Special thanks to the GHC School of Humanities for providing this list of greatest hits from the last 50 years.

Humanities Playlist: Fifty Years in the Makin’
Year Song Artist
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Let It Be Beatles
I Think I Love You The Partridge Family
Fire and Rain James Taylor
1971 Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
What’s Going On Marvin Gaye
Back in the Goodle Days John Hartford
1972 I’ll Take You There The Staple Singers
Superstition Stevie Wonder
1973 Layla Eric Clapton
Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips
Turn the Page Bob Seger
1974 You’re No Good Linda Ronstadt
Bennie and the Jets Elton John
Angel From Montgomery Bonnie Raitt (JohnPrine)
1975 That’s the Way (I Like It) KC & the Sunshine Band
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
1976 If You Leave Me Now Chicago
1977 Hotel California Eagles
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
1978 MacArthur Park Donna Summer
You’re the One That I Want Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
September Earth, Wind, and Fire
1979 Ring My Bell Anita Ward
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
1980 Funkytown Lipps, Inc.
He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones
1981 9 to 5 Dolly Parton
Under Pressure Queen/David Bowie
1982 Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Always on My Mind Willie Nelson
1999 Prince
1983 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
1984 What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
Let’s Go Crazy Prince
1985 Careless Whisper Wham!
1986 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days) The Judds
1987 I Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For U2
Alone Heart
1988 Don’t Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
1989 Like a Prayer Madonna
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
1990 Vision of Love Mariah Carey
The Dance Garth Brooks
Fancy Reba McEntire
1991 Baby Baby Amy Grant
1992 I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
Constant Craving k.d. lang
1993 I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) Meatloaf
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her Mary Chapin Carpenter
1994 I’ll Make Love to You Boyz II Men
Only Wanna Be With You Hootie and the Blowfish
1995 Kiss From a Rose Seal
1996 Macarena Los Del Rio
1997 MMMBop Hanson
1998 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Areosmith
1999 Livin’ la Vida Loca Ricky Martin
2000 Yellow Coldplay
Bless the Broken Road Rascal Flatts
It’s a Great Day to be Alive Travis Tritt
Bye Bye Bye NSYNC
2001 Bootylicious Destiny’s Child
Fallin’ Alicia Keys
2002 Lose Yourself Eminem
2003 Crazy In Love Beyonce
Hey Ya! OutKast
Toxic Britney Spears
99 Problems Jay-Z
2004 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
2005 You and Me Lifehouse
2006 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Waiting on the World to Change John Mayer
2007 Umbrella Rihanna
The Story Brandi Carlile
What Goes Around Comes Around Justin Timberlake
Last Name Carrie Underwood
2008 Letter To Me Brad Paisley
2009 Need You Now Lady A
2010 The House that Built Me Miranda Lambert
2011 Edge of Glory Lady Gaga
Someone Like You Adele
2012 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
Girl on Fire Alicia Keys
2013 Let It Go Indina Menzel
2014 Chandelier Sia
I’m Not the Only One Sam Smith
2015 Hello Adele
2016 Can’t Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake
2017 Shape of You Ed Sheeran
That’s What I Like Bruno Mars
2018 Finesse Bruno Mars
I Like It Cardi B
2019 I Got What I Got Jason Aldean
2020 One Margarita Luke Bryan