Flashback Playlists

Step into a time machine and get to know the biggest hit makers in the history of recorded music.

Listen to our flashback playlists below, hosted by Spotify, to hear the biggest and most memorable hits of this very week in the year listed. Take a trip down memory lane, or learn about a time in popular music before you came along.

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List of all the #1 songs in the history of Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart

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1 year ago this week (2014):

10 years ago this week (2005):

20 years ago this week (1995):

30 years ago this week (1985):

40 years ago this week (1975):

50 years ago this week (1965):

60 years ago this week (1955):

70 years ago this week (1945):

100 years ago (1915)*:

* Due to the rare nature of recordings from this long ago, the 100-year flashback will be updated only annually. (Last updated 12/31/14)

5 years ago this week (2010):

15 years ago this week (2000):

25 years ago this week (1990):

35 years ago this week (1980):

45 years ago this week (1970):

55 years ago this week (1960):

65 years ago this week (1950):

75 years ago this week (1940):

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