Rock Songs! Top 100 songs for each year since 1980

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia has the most comprehensive rock song chart coverage, and the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

Great news! The year end countdown links here have been extended to top 100 songs for every year!

Since 1979, Tunecaster has been recording the hottest rock songs on radio and from other hot sources including the internet. Rock music includes album rock, punk, jam bands, alternative, new rock, new wave, and so much more.

R.E.M. Green Day Linkin Park
R.E.M. was a huge rock group in the 80’s, with Orange Crush, The One I Love, Stand, etc. In the 90’s, Green Day was hot, with Basket Case, When I Come Around, and more. Linkin Park was huge in the 00’s. In The End was among so many number one songs.

Here are the Rock Top 40 songs of the years since 1980. Each rock song chart links to weekly charts.

1980 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1981 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1982 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1983 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1984 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year

From Pink Floyd and The Police, Billy Joel and Tom Petty, John Lennon and Genesis, who all had rock number one songs in 1980, to Traveling Wilburys, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, and The Cult and The Call, who all had rock number one songs in 1989, these pages have the only complete weekly rock chart histories of the big eighties anywhere.

1985 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1986 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1987 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1988 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1989 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1990 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1991 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1992 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1993 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1994 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year

Remember when alternative was the hottest music? It was really a rock renaissance. In the 90’s, groups including Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Live, Collective Soul, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Green Day, The Offspring, Foo Fighters, Everclear, Matchbox 20 — breathed new life into rock music and crept into pop music too.

1995 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1996 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1997 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1998 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
1999 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2000 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2001 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2002 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2003 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2004 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year

In the 2000s, there was Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Weezer, System of a Down, Papa Roach, Seether, Nickelback, Shinedown, and so many more, reigning with rock number one songs.

2005 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2006 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2007 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2008 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2009 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2010 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year
2011 Rock Songs, Top 40 of the year

There’s also the top 100 rock songs of the 2000s with the entire decade’s rock songs ranked in absolute order.

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