Flashback Playlists

Flashback Collage.jpgListen to the biggest and most memorable hits of this very week in each of the years listed, or visit the decade-specific pages on this site. Take a trip down memory lane, or learn about a time in popular music before you came along.
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This Week’s Top 40 Hits:

5 years ago this week (2013):

10 years ago this week (2008):

15 years ago this week (2003):

20 years ago this week (1998):

25 years ago this week (1993):

30 years ago this week (1988):

35 years ago this week (1983):

40 years ago this week (1978):

45 years ago this week (1973):

50 years ago this week (1968):

55 years ago this week (1963):

60 years ago this week (1958):

65 years ago this week (1953):

70 years ago this week (1948):

75 years ago this week (1943):

What’s in these playlists?

The top hits from this very week in that year, plus other songs that may not have been huge hits at the time but that have gone down as classics, or as influential, or as memorable novelties.

How often are these lists updated?

Each list gets freshened at least every two weeks.

I can’t get the songs to play in Spotify.

Try opening the app in the background first. Then click on several different songs and be patient. Sometimes the app is slow to respond at first but eventually catches up.


2 thoughts on “Flashback Playlists

  1. Josh, your Spotify playlists are incredible. I’m going to be very busy with this for a very long time! Came across your Fall 1999 anthology and then thought, “Nice, this guy knows what’s up. Let me see what else he’s got!” Scrolled back up to the top… “Ok, wow, all the way back to the 40s, crazy! But awesome, let’s see what else… wait, these years are going up… he didn’t… he did! it goes all the way up to 2018!?” Cannot thank you enough for all the surely very very long hours spent compiling these… Clearly a labor of love. I have been looking to rediscover some of the truly wonderful forgotten hit songs from years long past, and this will be the single most useful tool I’ve ever seen to do this. So happy right now!


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