Talking Heads
Once in a Lifetime





Release Year: 1980

Rankings:
All-Time
#67 / 1980s #7 / 1980 #2


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 (2015 Update) 1-1001
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011) 5
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The Greatest Songs Ever, One Song Added Every Other Month No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 224
Brad Carl (USA) - 50 Songs from the '70s and '80s That Still Hold Up (2015) No Order
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 2
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 71
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 8
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 15
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 69
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 5
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 27
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 901-1000
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
TimeOut Chicago (USA) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 16
TimeOut New York (USA) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 15
TimeOut New York (USA) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2016) 15
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 26
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 55
WZLX (USA) - 1,007 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 181
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 128
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mark Ellingham (USA) - The Rough Guide Book of Playlists: 5,000 Songs You Must Download (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012) 4
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 30
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
The Sunday Times (UK) - 100 Songs to Love (2014) No Order
TimeOut London (UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 3
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles from the Post-Punk Era (2001) 32
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 4
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 98
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 66
Rolling Stone (Germany) - Anniversary Special: 222 Songs (2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 242
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
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 12
Vincent Piolet (France) - Birth of French Hip-Hop: Most Significant Songs of the 1980s (2015) 33
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 455
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) 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
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Face (UK) - Singles of the Year No Order