Some of my favourite top of the pops hit single (guilty?) pleasures ordered by release date. The Artist name links to the videoclip while the Track name links to the lyrics.
There is a bias towards hits from The Netherlands (NL), most of them from the town where I lived for 44 years, beatstad Den Haag (The Hague):
ROARING TWENTIES (1)
1920 Mamie Smith   Crazy Blues The ultimate startpoint
THIRTIES (2)
1930 George Olsen & His Music   Beyond The Blue Horizon Use the train rhythm
1939 Billie Holiday   Strange Fruit Best protest song ever Live performance in 1959
FORTIES (1)
1940 Jimmie Davis   You Are My Sunshine Sunshine
FIFTIES (13)
1954 Jo Stafford   Make Love To Me Perfect voice recording in my year of birth
1955 Little Richard   Tutti Frutti The inventor of rock and roll had a girl named Sue and probably Buddy Holly liked it too
1955 Bill Haley & His Comets   Rock Around The Clock Live in the Ed sullivan show
1956 Doris Day   Que Sera Sera .
1956 Harry Belafonte   Jamaica Farewell .
1957 Elvis Presley   Jailhouse Rock .
1957 Buddy Holly   Peggy Sue Died too young (semi live)
1958 The Teddy Bears   To Know Him Is To Love Him Sponsored by the Melkbrigade, watch Phil Spector sing and play guitar (semi live)
1958 Peggy Lee   Fever Live
1958 The Champs   Tequila Live
1958 Everly Brothers   All I Have To Do Is Dream Live
1959 The Everly Brothers   Bird Dog / Till I kissed you Live
1959 Chuck Berry   Johnny B Goode John B. tries to be goode and good
SIXTIES (55)
1960 The Brothers Four   Greenfields Searching the ideal voice recording within the Vereeniging van Arbeiders Radio Amateurs
1960 Billy Fury   Wondrous Place Searching the ideal but the voice is too wet
1961 The Allisons   Are You Sure Live
1961 Del Shannon   Runaway Listen to a predecessor of the analog synthesizer, the Musitron
1962 Little Eva   Loco-motion Live
1963 The Crystals   Da Doo Ron Ron Live
1964 Freddie and The Dreamers   You Were Made For Me A crazy dance and a dog that is made for us
1964 The Honeycombs   Have I The Right Where Joe Meek instructed the group to stamp their feet on the wooden stairs of the studio
1964 The Nashville Teens   Tobacco Road Live
1965 The Yardbirds   Still I'm Sad .
1965 Dave Berry   This Strange Effect .
1965 The Motions   Wasted Words NL Den Haag, written by Robbie van Leeuwen who was a fan of Martin Luther King
1965 The Mamas & The Papas   California Dreamin .
1965 Sonny & Cher   I Got You Babe Sonny was 27 and worked for Phil Spector when he met Cher (16), what a small world
1965 France Gall   Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son The singing doll of Serge Gainsbourg, French Eurovision Song Contest winner (even the orchestra is live)
1965 The Sorrows   Take A Heart
1965 Barry McGuire   Eve Of Destruction If the button is pushed, there's is no runnin' away
1966 Herman's Hermits   No Milk Today Live at the Beatclub, from the time that milk was delivered by the milkman, written by the hit wonder of 10cc Graham Gouldman
1966 Nancy Sinatra   These Boots Are Made For Walkin Step down low pitch
1966 The Kinks   Dead End Street What are we living for?
1966 The Marmalade   I See The Rain
1966 The Beach Boys   Good Vibrations First? use of a Theremin like (Tanner/Whitsell variant) synthesizer sound in a top hit
1966 Small Faces   All Or Nothing
1966 The Lovin' Spoonful   Summer In The City Listen to the city sound scape including jackhammer
1966 Cat Stevens   Matthew & Son
1966 Ike & Tina Turner   River Deep Mountain High Not a hit in the USA because Tina was too black, Phil too white and Ike did not like it anyway
1966 The Monkees   I'm A Beliver
1966 Rob Hoeke R & B Group   When People Talk NL Haarlem i.e. not USA Harlem
1966 Golden Earring   Daddy Buy Me A Girl NL Den Haag
1966 The Outsiders with Wally Tax   Lying all the time NL Amsterdam
1966 Q65   The Life I Live NL Den Haag
1966 Boudewijn de Groot   Welterusten meneer de president NL Ultieme protest song van de Nederlandse Bob Dylan (being the Cooper pair partner of Lennaert Nijgh)
1967 Tee - Set   Don't You Leave NL Delft
1967 RO-D-YS   Take Her Home NL Oude Pekela
1967 Rudy Bennett   How We Can Hang On To A Dream NL Den Haag
1967 Cuby and the Blizzards   Somebody will know someday NL Grolloo
1967 Jefferson Airplane   White Rabbit
1967 David McWilliams   Days Of Pearly Spencer Functional use of telephone bandwidth limitation, e.g. 0:36
1967 The Turtles   Happy Together Some members later joined Frank Zappa
1967 The Small Faces   Itchycoo Park First? use of a tape flanger
1967 The Moody Blues   Nights in White Satin Just what the TRUTH is,   I can't say anymore
1967 Andy Williams   Music To Watch Girls By Guilty pleasure and part of the cancel culture
1967 Four Tops   Reach Out (I'll Be There) A Motown topper
1967 The First Edition   Just Dropped In A self reference hit towards my condition
1968 Elvis Presley   A Little Less Conversation Will probably be cancelled by the Woke community (women talk too much)
1968 Status Quo   Pictures Of Matchstick Men .
1968 The Move   Flowers in the Rain A thunder start
1968 The Small Faces   Lazy Sunday Afternoon Listen to the sea side sound scape including seagulls, church bells and more birds
1968 Georgie Fame   The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde Listen to the sound scape of sirenes and flying bullets
1969 Zager And Evans   In The Year 2525
1969 Rolling Stones   Gimme Shelter The best intro ever
1969 Shocking Blue   Venus NL Den Haag, written by Robbie van Leeuwen
1969 Earth & Fire   Seasons NL Den Haag
1969 George Baker Selection   Little Green Bag NL Wormerveer, especially for the first 50 seconds
1969 Ekseption - The 5th (1969) NL Haarlem
SEVENTIES (42)
1970 Van Morrison   Moondance Idealism in love ecstasy
1970 The Guess Who   No time No time because some day I will DIE
1970 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles   Tears Of A Clown
1970 Steve Rowland & The Family Dogg   Sympathy
1970 Pacific Gas and Electric   Are You Ready Live in the Beat-Club in 1972
1970 Earth & Fire   Wild and excitng NL Den Haag
1970 Earth & Fire   Ruby Is The One NL Den Haag
1971 Sandy Coast   True Love That's A Wonder NL Den Haag (Voorburg)
1971 April Shower   Railroad Song NL Amsterdam
1971 Focus /   Hocus Pocus NL Amsterdam, Original / Live at NBC in 1973
1971 Doors   Riders on the storm
1971 John Kongos   He's gonna step on you again
1971 Slade   Coz I Luv You The violin makes this hit less guilty
1971 Lighthouse   One Fine Morning Live
1971 Derek & The Dominos   Layla How being in love can create one of the best intros
1972 Redbone   We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee In the name of manifest destiny or evolution, where the winner can take it all
1972 Jimmy Cliff   The Harder They Come Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky, Waiting for me when I die
1972 Roxy Music   Re-Make / Re-Model Perfect sync between musicians
1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival   I Put A Spell On You .
1972 Middle of the Road   The Talk Of All The USA Guilty pleasure
1972 Sweet   Little Willy Top Of The Pops, guilty pleasure
1972 Frans Halsema en Jenny Arean   Vluchten kan niet meer NL Amsterdam, Dutch dystopic hit written by Annie M.G. Schmidt (lyrics) and Harry Bannink
1973 Golden Earring   Radar Love NL Den Haag
1973 Dizzy Man's Band   The Show NL Zaandam, Guilty pleasure hitsingle about Guilty pleasure hitsingles
1973 Pink Floyd   Money Their engineer, Alan Parsons, played an important role (see 1980)
1974 10 CC   The Wall Street Shuffle
1975 Teach-In   Ding-a-Dong NL Enschede, Dutch Eurovision Song Contest winner guilty pleasure
1975 Kraftwerk   Autobahn Electronic simplicity
1976 Boney M   Daddy cool
1977 Johnny Guitar Watson   A Real Mother For Ya
1977 KC and the Sunshine Band   I'm Your Boogie Man I Like to say hello to all our fans in Holland
1977 Mistral   Starship 109 NL Den Haag, Guilty pleasure written by Robbie van Leeuwen
1978 Bee Gees   Stayin Alive Falset survival by the first tape loop hit because the drummer was off to the funeral of his mother, the result was a disco hit that killed positivity
1978 10 CC   Dreadlock Holiday I love the truth inversion, I hope it survives the cancel culture
1978 Santana   She's Not There
1978 Massada   Latin Dance 100 % live
1978 Chic   Le Freak Live in the Netherlands
1978 Sniff 'n' The Tears   Driver's Seat .
1979 Sister Sledge   Lost In Music Play back in Musikladen
1979 Fischer Z   The Worker Play back in Top Pop, socialist statement by a statistical quality band
1979 Sheila   Spacer Guilty please of a USA/France mix up from Nile Rodgers
1979 Earth, Wind & Fire   Boogie Wonderland Guilty please boogie
EIGHTIES (26)
1980 Fruitcake My Feet Won't Move (no lyrics available) NL Amsterdam, Guilty pleasure
1980 The Romantics   What I Like About You Guilty pleasure
1980 Stevie Wonder   Master Blaster
1980 Alan Parsons Project   The Turn Of A Friendly Card He learned the tricks from Pink Floyd and he was their inspiring engineer (see 1973), watch the Dutch banknotes
1981 Rick James   Super Freak
1981 The Pretenders   I Go To Sleep
1981 Men At Work   Down Under
1982 The Stranglers   Golden Brown Use of the harpsichord, you may want to listen to the original
1982 Steve Miller Band   Abracadabra Me too ligt altijd op de loer
1982 Imagination   Just An Illusion We love illusions
1982 Michael Jackson   Beat It We have to seperate the artist from the art
1983 Frankie Goes To Hollywood   Relax Most people have a hard time getting relaxation
1983 Herbie Hancock - Rockit The use of repeats and phase shifts in audio and video
1983 Elton John   I'm Still Standing .
1984 Golden Earring   When the Lady Smiles NL Den Haag, video clip was banned in the USA
1984 Gloria Estefan   Dr. Beat Guilty pleasure beat
1985 Talking Heads   Road to Nowhere
1986 Genesis   Land Of Confusion There's too many men, too many people, decimating the world population is the ultimate solution
1986 Paul Simon   You Can Call Me Al Pokes fun at the concept of video and is a link between high and low culture, Pierre Boulez misunderstood Paul/Peggy as Al/Betty
1986 Matia Bazar   Ti Sento For the use of a staircase pitch rise sequence
1986 Het Goede Doel   Ik dans, dus ik besta NL Utrecht, guilty pleasure in Dutch
1987 Nits   In the Dutch mountains NL Amsterdam
1987 France Gall   Ella, elle l'a
1987 Elli Medeiros   A Bailar Calypso
1988 Mory Kante   Yeke Yeke
1989 Paula Abdul   Straight Up Guilty pleasure
1989 Soul II Soul   Back To Life Example of a black and white collective hit integrating many styles, listen to the classic strings, inspired by a dark experience of the singer
NINETIES (17)
1990 Depeche Mode   Enjoy The Silence .
1991 R.E.M.   Losing My Religion .
1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers   Under The Bridge Love for the city and I love the child choir
1993 Culture Beat   Mr. Vain Guilty pleasure beat
1994 Youssou N'Dour   7 Seconds ft. Neneh Cherry Battle's not over, Even when it's won
1994 Edwyn Collins   A Girl Like You .
1995 Coolio   Gangsta's Paradise Paradise and Hell lie closer than Stevie Wonder and you might think
1995 Pulp   Common People For me the reverse is more true
1996 Spice Girls   Wannabe What you really want can be a very guilty pleasure
1996 No Doubt   Don't Speak I know what you are thinking
1997 Buena Vista Social Club   Chan Chan Wat in het vat zit verzuurt niet, en Ry haalt het op
1997 White Town   Your Woman The power of a woman is underestimated
1998 MC Hammer   U Can't Touch This EN DE WINNAAR IS: Je kunt dit niet aanraken
1998 Cher   Believe Only for the audio-video coupling of the vocoder like harmonic vowel structure introduced by autotune at 0:47
1999 Fatboy Slim   Praise You Listen to the frame repeats e.g. 0:36-0:56
1999 Britney Spears   ...Baby One More Time Guilty pleasure
1999 Santana ft. Rob Thomas   Smooth .
ZERO'S (20)
2000 Alcazar   Crying At The Discoteque The ultimate disco guilty please with low pass filtering and a video that steps out of the system
2000 Tom Jones & Mousse T - Sexbomb Guilty pleasure bomb
2001 Destiny's Child - Survivor Will we survive?
2001 Mary J. Blige - Family Affair .
2001 Alizée - Moi... Lolita Guilty Nabokov pleasure that will probably be cancelled
2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way .
2003 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army .
2003 Outkast - Hey Ya! Guilty pleasure
2003 Coldplay - Clocks .
2004 The Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started Try to get started, but its difficult
2004 Anastacia - Sick and Tired Functional use of a me too silence at 3:05
2004 Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams .
2004 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Listen to the best slow down in tempo
2005 Madonna - Hung Up best use of bandfiltering for getting timbre changes that express distance
2006 Editors - All Sparks About answering questions that have not yet been asked
2006 Muse - Supermassive Black Hole A link between the attraction in physics and the attraction in psychology
2007 New Young Pony Club - The Bomb Guilty pleasure bomb
2008 Coldplay - Violet Hill .
2009 Lady Gaga - Paparazzi .
2009 JAY-Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind New York has this , Amsterdam this and Den Haag this
TENS (13)
2010 Lady Gaga - Telephone ft. Beyoncé Functional frame repeats that increase quality
2011 Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know .
2012 Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks .
2013 Stromae - Papaoutai .
2013 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky .
2014 Stromae - tous les memes .
2015 Alvaro Soler - El Mismo Sol .
2016 Willy William - Ego .
2016 Rag'n'Bone Man - Human .
2017 Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee - Despacito Are they using PSOLA slow down?
2018 Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - Havana After New York , Amsterdam and Den Haag , we have Havana with a step out of the system
2019 Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya .
2019 Billie Eilish - Bad Guy .
TWENTIES (but not roaring) (8)
2020 Ava Max - Kings & Queens Bon Jovi rip-off and partial cause of a split up in the political party Forum voor Democratie
2020 Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar Inspired by a post apocalyptic iDEATH roman?, definitely a guilty pleasure likely to be cancelled in the future
2021 Ava Max - Who's Laughing Now .
2022 Stromae - L'enfer Pain reflected in a glitch
2022 Maan ft. Goldband - Stiekem NL Den Haag
2022 Son Mieux - Multicolor NL Den Haag
2023 Iguana Death Cult - Pushermen NL Rotterdam
2023 Racoon - Nickel For Goodbye NL Goes