Welcome to Lyrics World's ever-expanding collection of lyrics for rock and pop songs that charted in the Top 40 from 1930 to 1999. You'll find the titles of over 11,000 songs, each listed under the year in which it charted along with the peak chart position (Billboard, USA) and the artist who recorded it. Not all of the titles are linked to lyrics yet, but we're working on it.

The purpose of this site is twofold. Beyond aiding shower singers who have trouble remembering all the words of their favorite oldies, it also serves as a road map for our crack team of transcribers to track which songs still need to be transcribed. We need all the help we can get, so if you see a song you can help us with that has no apparent link yet, please transcribe it and send it to
Lyrics World
. We endeavor to be as accurate as possible, so our preference is for lyrics transcribed directly from recordings. However, all lyrics will be gratefully accepted.