Ray Charles
What'd I Say





Release Year: 1959

Rankings: All-Time #34 / 1950s #4 / 1959 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blues and Soul (UK) - 40 Essential Soul Singles (2007) 13
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 1
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 41
Gary Pig Gold (Canada) - The 40 Most Influental Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Records (2006) No Order
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The 20 Best Rock and Roll Singles of All Time (1992) 15
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 20 Songs of the 50's (2003) No Order
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Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 25
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 251
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 10
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 10
Shredding Paper (USA) - The 50 Greatest Singles Ever (2002) 48
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 1-20
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011) No Order
Time-Life (USA) - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017) No Order
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 43
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs from the 1950s (2008) No Order
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 771
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 52
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 9
Mojo (UK) - The Ultimate Jukebox: 100 Singles You Must Own (2003) 35
NME (UK) - 40 Records That Captured the Moment 1952-91 (1992) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1950s (2012) 22
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 72
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1954-1969 (2004) 5
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 54
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1950s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 20
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du rock [Top 100 Rock Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Guido Michielone (Italy) - Jazz Forever: 1020 Tunes 1894-2015 (2015) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The Best Song from the 200 Best Albums (1998) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Record Collectors (Japan) - 100 Best US Songs 1954-1966 (2009) 7