Top Musical Acts of Every Year

Can you name the top modern musical acts starting from 1940 to now?
Information taken from the Billboard Top 100.
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedAugust 3, 2019
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Year
Song
Musical Act
1940
"White Christmas"
Bing Crosby
1941
"Chattanooga Choo Choo"
Glenn Miller
1942
"Moonlight Cocktail"
1943
"Paper Doll"
Mills Brothers
1944
"Swinging On A Star"
Bing Crosby
1945
"Rum & Coca-Cola"
The Andrew Sisters
1946
"Prisoner Of Love"
Perry Como
1947
"Near You"
Francis Craig
1948
"Twelfth Street Rag"
Pee Wee Hunt
1949
"Riders In The Sky"
Vaughn Monroe
1950
"Goodnight Irene"
Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
1951
"Too Young"
Nat King Cole
1952
"Blue Tango"
Leroy Anderson
1953
"Song From Moulin Rouge"
Percy Faith
1954
"Little Things Mean A Lot"
Kitty Kallen
1955
"Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White"
Perez Prado
1956
"Heartbreak Hotel"
Elvis Presley
1957
"All Shook Up"
1958
"Volare"
Domenico Modugno
1959
"The Battle Of New Orleans"
Johnny Horton
1960
"Theme From 'A Summer Place'"
Percy Faith
1961
"Tossin' And Turnin'"
Bobby Lewis
1962
"Stranger On The Shore"
Mr. Acker Bilk
1963
"Sugar Shack"
Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
1964
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
The Beatles
1965
"Wooly Bully"
Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
1966
"The Ballad Of The Green Berets"
Sgt. Barry Sadler
1967
"To Sir With Love"
Lulu
1968
"Hey Jude"
The Beatles
1969
"Sugar, Sugar"
The Archies
1970
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Simon and Garfunkel
1971
"Joy To The World"
Three Dog Night
1972
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Roberta Flack
1973
"Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree"
Tony Orlando and Dawn
1974
"The Way We Were"
Barbra Streisand
1975
"Love Will Keep Us Together"
Captain and Tennille
1976
"Silly Love Songs"
Paul McCartney and Wings
1977
"Tonight’s The Night"
Rod Stewart
1978
"Shadow Dancing"
Andy Gibb
1979
"My Sharona"
The Knack
1980
"Call Me"
Blondie
1981
"Bette Davis Eyes"
Kim Carnes
1982
"Physical"
Olivia Newton-John
1983
"Every Breath You Take"
The Police
1984
"When Doves Cry"
Prince
1985
"Careless Whisper"
Wham!
1986
"That's What Friends Are For"
Dionne and Friends
1987
"Walk Like An Egyptian"
The Bangles
1988
"Faith"
George Michael
1989
"Look Away"
Chicago
1990
"Hold On"
Wilson Phillips
1991
"I Do It For You"
Bryan Adams
1992
"End Of The Road"
Boyz II Men
1993
"I Will Always Love You"
Whitney Houston
1994
"The Sign"
Ace of Base
1995
"Gangsta's Paraside"
Coolio
1996
"Macarena"
Los Del Rio
1997
"Candle In The Wind"
Elton John
1998
"Too Close"
Next
1999
"Believe"
Cher
2000
"Breathe"
Faith Hill
2001
"Hanging By A Moment"
Lifehouse
2002
"How You Remind Me"
Nickelback
2003
"In Da Club"
50 Cent
2004
"Yeah!"
Usher
2005
"We Belong Together"
Mariah Carey
2006
"Bad Day"
Daniel Powter
2007
"Irreplaceable"
Beyonce
2008
"Low"
Flo Rida
2009
"Boom Boom Pow"
The Black Eyed Peas
2010
"TiK ToK"
Ke$ha
2011
"Rolling In The Deep"
Adele
2012
"Somebody That I Used To Know"
Gotye
2013
"Can't Hold Us"
Macklemore
2014
"Happy"
Pharrell Williams
2015
"Uptown Funk!"
Mark Ronson
2016
"Love Yourself"
Justin Bieber
2017
"Shape Of You"
Ed Sheeran
2018
"God's Plan"
Drake
2019
"Old Town Road"
Lil Nas X
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Level 58
Aug 3, 2019
It's Bing Crosby, not Cosby
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Level 70
Aug 3, 2019
Also its Paul McCartney and Wings (not The Wings)
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2019
Pharrell Williams is with two 'L's
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2019
Dang, seems Billboard has made a couple of errors on the spellings of some names and totally not my fault. I fixed the problems y'all have brought forth to me.
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2019
Nice Quiz!!
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2019
Thank you, stayc0tt!