100 Years Book

You’ve become a Music Detective, you’ve identified the Memory Bump, and then… you hit a snag. You don’t know what the big tunes were in 1949. Or 1955. Or 1967.

This is where ‘100 Years: A Century of Song’ can help.

Published by Playlist for Life and based on the work of volunteer Music Detective, Peter Grech, it is a book listing the top 100 tunes in the UK for each of the last 100 years. 

It is a great resource for individuals, families or reminiscence and singing groups.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 we have decided to close our mail-order shop for the present but you can download each of the decades below for free.

Download the decades

Each year of ‘100 Years: A Century of Song’ has its own QR code which will take you to the corresponding playlist on our Spotify profile, saving you the troubling of having to look up the tunes! To use the QR code: 

  1. Open the camera app on your phone or tablet
  2. Point your camera for 2-3 seconds at the QR code.
  3. A notification should show up either at the top of the screen or in the middle. If it doesn’t show up, try Step 2 again, making sure that the QR code is fully visible and in focus. 
  4. Click on the notification to go to the playlist.

To get started with Spotify, go to the Spotify website and register as a User. You can then listen to everything on Spotify free but you will hear adverts between songs. To get rid of them you need to sign up for a Spotify premium account (usually £9.99 a month).