Hall of Songs

Hall of Songs

What are the greatest songs of all-time? Hosts Chris Jones and Tim Malcolm nominate songs for the Hall of Songs, with each episode tackling a new year chronologically, starting with 1951. Listeners are asked to vote after each episode for the songs they feel should reach the Hall of Songs.


December 4, 2023 93 mins

Welcome to 2009. We're nearing the end of the main Hall of Songs canon, but don't fret, because here we have 12 songs that we think are potential Greatest of All Time nominees. 

It's a year when indie takes center stage thanks to artists like Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Japandroids, Drake, and Grizzly Bear, among many others. Listen to find out which indie songs made our top-12, and which big pop st...

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Yes, that's right: KINGS OF LEON is up for Hall of Songs induction. Did one of the greatest bands ever make our pantheon of popular music? More than 120 songs are now part of the Hall, so listen now to find out the results of our latest election. Remember, voters: It's your fault.

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It's 2008 in Hall of Songs land, and we have our picks for the top-12 songs from this year of indie rock, dance pop, rap, folk rock, and more.

In fact, you're going to hear some very familiar folks in this episode, as 2008 marks a big year for several of the biggest names in 21st century pop music. 

Listen, then head to hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs that you think deserve to be in the pantheon of...

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It's a huge ballot this time out, with 28 songs vying to be part of the pantheon of music, the Hall of Songs. Did we get any inductees? Did the total get past 120?

Listen now as Tim and Chris go over a host of 2000s songs up for induction, including big hits by Beyonce, Flo-Rida, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Gnarls Barkley, plus indelible confections by Fountains of Wayne, Sufjan Stevens and Silversun ...

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After what seems like years between episodes in the Hall of Songs timeline, we've finally returned to a more normal schedule with 2007! 

Behold a year of um-ba-rellas, love songs (which we're not gonna write to you), and paper planes. New and young stars take the stage, while only a few nominees from the past return with bangers. In all, we present the 12 songs we think were tops in the year the iPhone was born.<...

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We're back! Hall of Songs returns after another considerable break with our newest election results show. Several songs from the mid-2000s vied for the opportunity to reach our pantheon of songs, now at 119. Did we get to 120?

Up for induction are songs like "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse," "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey, and "Hung Up" by Madonna....

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Tim and Chris are back to discuss the music of the years 2003-06. It's a veterans committee episode, in which the pair select four songs from the era for Hall of Songs nomination. 

And what songs are they? You'll just have to listen to find out!

Plus, Tim and Chris will dive deeper into the music of 2003-06 and reminisce about center-of-the-aisle modern rock, British crooners, and the most underrated R&a...

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What is the A.T. Era? You'll find out in this episode of Hall of Songs, chronicling 2006. Tim and Chris nominate some hugely popular songs (a bevy of No. 1 hits) plus a couple more notable tunes on the fringes of the charts. It's a great mix of massive names and intriguing newcomers joining the ballot.

After listening, vote! Visit hallofsongs.com to determine which songs on our ballot are the greatest of all time...

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Songs released between 1999 and 2005 are up for Hall of Songs consideration. We're talking about tunes by Usher, Mariah Carey, LCD Soundystem, and Gorillaz, among others. 

So, what did the voters think? Did they put multiple songs in the hall like last time? Or did they elect a couple songs? Or did no songs get into the Hall at all? 

Listen now to find out what happened when we presented a small ballot and yo...

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Let's dive into 2005! In this episode of Hall of Songs, Tim and Chris uncover some gems in an otherise weird year of music. Sure you have some big hits (Mariah Carey, Gorillaz, Carrie Underwood), but you also have to look a little deeper for some true Hall of Songs-worthy candidates.

Join the dynamic duo as they talk about their top-12 songs of 2005. 

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We've actually done 50 results shows, which means 50 elections, which means we've accomplished something.

Here, in this 50th results show, we discuss our most recent nominees. These are songs released between 1997 and 2004, including hits by Usher,  Kanye West, Britney Spears, Eminem, and Coldplay, among others. And we have a lot of new Hall of Songs members to reveal, as well.

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June 18, 2023 102 mins

Who had the biggest 2004? Was it Lil Jon, the world's greatest hype man? Or was it Usher, the smoothest male R&B performer in decades? Maybe it was David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. Or some dude from Westchester County, New York, who combined the Beatles and Jay-Z.

In this episode of Hall of Songs, Tim and Chris go deep into this critical year of music history. They talk about all of these things, and they remini...

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Will any songs join the 109 already in the Hall of Songs, the pantheon of music that everyone in the world recognizes as the only true measuring stick of song greatness?

Find out!

This is our 49th election results show. Yes, we've had 49 elections so far. Join us (Tim and Chris) as we recap the latest vote totals. Songs from between 1997 and 2003 were up for the Hall of Songs in this one, so we've got Ou...

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Settle in for a cold, hard look at the year 2003 in this episode of Hall of Songs. Tim and Chris run through their top-12 songs of this year, which includes cameos from names like Britney Spears, The Killers, and Outkast. Plus, yes, we talk about Kanye West.

After listening, head to hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs that you think deserve inclusion in our exclusive Hall of Songs!

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It's now time for the 48th Hall of Songs election! Songs from between 1997 and 2002 are up for induction, but what may get in? Artists with records on this ballot include Eminem, Nelly, Coldplay, Missy Elliott, Daft Punk, and Destiny's Child.

Will any song become the 109th to reach the Hall of Songs? Find out now!

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Before we give you our 12 nominees for 2003, we decided to bring you back behind the curtain to discuss our short list.

For this special episode, we're joined by Andrew Unterberger of Billboard as we discuss the top ... uh ... 30 or so songs of the year, at least by our standards. You'll get some Outkast, Jay-Z, Britney, Dizzee Rascal, Drive By Truckers, and a whole lot more.

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Here at Hall of Songs, especially as we go deeper into the 2000s, we're starting to see the diverging music tastes of our two hosts. We're also starting to see how seriously each of them takes the idea of nominating songs for our self-described pantheon. 

We kid. This is the Veterans Committee episode for the years 1999-2002.  Tim and Chris go back into these years and nominate four songs for the Hall of Songs. T...

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Tim and Chris dive into the music of 2002 for this latest episode of Hall of Songs. What are the top-12 songs of this crazy year of positively lewd music? There'll be a little Nelly, maybe a little Missy, and possibly a little Eminem.

After listening, visit hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs that you think belong in our hall of fame of songs ... the Hall of Songs.

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Can the Hall of Songs go beyond its 106 current inductees? Will an artist like Missy Elliott, Eminem, The White Stripes, Alicia Keys, or The Strokes make it in? What about artists on the ballot from previous years, like Daft Punk, the Notorious B.I.G. and Santana (featuring Rob Thomas)?

Join us as we recap another election, featuring songs released between 1997 and '01. It's essentially everything Tim was listeni...

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April 17, 2023 107 mins

Hall of Songs continues with Tim and Chris' foray into the year 2001. They choose their top-12 songs of a year that includes plenty of new guitar rock, an ever-changing R&B and pop sound, and surprising leaps forward in dance and alternative rock.

After listening, visit hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs that you think belong in our hall of fame for songs ... the Hall of Songs.

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