ASCAP Celebrates 100th Birthday
February 13, 2014 at 12:26 PM (PT)
To celebrate ASCAP's 100th Birthday, NEW YORK CITY Mayor BILL DE BLASIO and TENNESSEE Governor BILL HASLAM have proclaimed FEBRUARY 13th, 2014 as “ASCAP Day.” To mark its centennial, ASCAP has unveiled its top songs of all-time and scheduled a multi-platform celebration that includes a short film, a song with accompanying music video, two books, a social media campaign, numerous live events around the country and a Library of Congress exhibit.
Its birthday website, ASCAP100.com, unveils two separate lists of the top ASCAP songs of all time – Top 100 ASCAP Songs and Top ASCAP Songs by Year – and a special birthday video, featuring birthday wishes from KATY PERRY, T.I., JENNIFER NETTLES, GARTH BROOKS, RANDY NEWMAN, ARTURO SANDOVAL, AEROSMITH and many more.
"We've spent 100 years building a sustainable world for music creators," ASCAP Pres./Chairman PAUL WILLIAMS said. "This centennial is the start of the next chapter, as we continue shaping a future in which everyone wins – consumers, music delivery platforms and the songwriters and composers who are the backbone of the music ecosystem."
The top 10 overall songs also include "My Girl," “White CHRISTMAS,” "Have Yourself a Merry Little CHRISTMAS," "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Dancing in the Street," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "What's Love Got to Do With It," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "I Can See Clearly Now."