If you’re a music lover and have a short attention span, we’ve got the solution for you — sort of. Here are the first five or so seconds of every single Billboard #1 pop single from 1955 to 2011. (Why “sort of?” Well, you’re still looking at just over 103 minutes of music, so if your attention span is really short, you might be in trouble.)
Here are short second clips of all of the Billboard Hot 100 hits from 1955 through 1983:
And to continue, check out part 2 of the Billboard Hot 100 hits from 1983 to 1992:
Finally, here’s part 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 hits, covering the years 1993 to 2011:
The top photo features Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Shaun Cassidy, The Platters, Lionel Richie, Abba, Rod Stewart, Queen and Gloria Gaynor — all musicians whose songs are featured at least once in part 1. Can you hear them all?