The purpose of this site is to create an info base, dedicated to the history of pop music.
A place that is stacked with hits and artists who will survive all generations, evergreens who will never retire,
accessible to each and everyone who wants to jog his or her memory .
LyricsVault chronicles the biggest Pop hits of the entire 20th century, in yearly rankings of the Top 40 songs of every year from 1900 through the current age.
Whatever your generation, LyricsVault holds the soundtrack of your life.
This chronological tour through the prime of Pop's past take you from ragtime to rap, from crooners to country, from big bands to R&B, from the cylinder to the CD.
The ranking of the Top 40 hits of each year is based on multiple country's weekly popular record charts and lists complete chart data on every hit (yearly Top 40 ranking, peak chart position, weeks at the peak position, peak debut date, weeks charted, original label & number, gold & platinum certification and more).
Highlight the events, moods and pop music trends of each decade.
A complete alphabetical artist section and title section lists each song shown in the yearly ranking section.
Also includes pictures of the Top Artists, and a listing of the Top Hits and Top Artists by decade.
Lyrics Vault is here to serve you, for your non-profit curiosity, to help you remember the past, find forgotten songs, and open your ears to new experiences.
LyricsVault is, and will always be, a non-profit hobby project without any commercial intentions.
All advertising proceeds/tests will only be used to maintain its hosting costs.
(With all experiments started beginning 2011, conducted with all different ad-serving companies,
I can only conclude that they all only sell wind and bottomless promisses.
Up to today I haven't received one cent of earning from them!)
Lyrics Vault features over 174000 music hits, performed by more than 16600 artists (accountable)
and it is one of the greatest free sites to add the latest lyrics as new golden oldies come out.
Most of the historical information of the American charts included in LyricsVault are derived from the work of Joel Whitburn (www.recordresearch.com),
widely recognized as the most authoritative historian on charted music.
Today, Joel leads a team of researchers who delve into all of Billboard’s music and video charts to an unmatched degree of depth and detail,
displaying his findings in the series of books (Top 40 Hits, Top 40 Albums, Top 40 Country Hits) he writes for Billboard’s book division.
Lyrics Vault is a vault stacked full with lyrics of the greatest hits to remember, world classics and top year charts from the year 1900 up to the potential 'Golden Oldies' from today.
LyricsVault has a large, every day growing universe of lyrics where stars of all genres and ages shine.
We are not like most other lyrics sites who advertise to have over 250000 songs aboard (everyone knows how true and reliable such advertisements are),
the artists included here must have been appraised in such a way that they shine in the end-year top charts included in the charts section.
At Lyrics Vault you can browse by artist or use a search engine to find the words of that particular song you hear so many times but you forgot the words.
The sound of music you like, no matter what type: Rock&Roll, soul, reggae, R&B, rock, bigband ... you can find them at Lyrics Vault.
As long as the song featured on a year top chart of Belgium, the Netherlands, America, and of course if the song has a lyric... it will be included in Lyrics Vault.
Most of the lyrics at Lyrics Vault are transcribed by yours truly, some others are submitted by users or by moderators.
If you have a lyric of a song that you wish to request, please do so at Lyrics Vault.
Lyrics Vault includes not only English lyrics, but also those in other languages like French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.
A lot of visitors have asked me to translate the site in different languages like French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.
I really don't have the time but Google has made this sort of requests a lot easier by supplying the possibility of translating a web page on the fly.
In the menu you can see some country flags which make use of this Google on the fly translation.
Of course, since this is an automatic translation, the translation is not always linguistically correct, but you will understand the basics of the writing.
I will include several other songs from these great everlasting artists into the site, the authors of the songs and the release record label... as time permits.
Each great artist will get a hall of fame record in Lyrics Vault explaining who he/she/they are with photo and biography and an enumeration of the album(s) the artists released.
Lyrics Vault includes the different charts from the golden years so you can see what these greatest artists performed over the years.
At Lyrics Vault you can find a timeline; to get you a greater knowledge about the history of music in general,
the genealogy of the musical genres, a timeline of music related historical dates, etc.
The lyrics you find here are only to be used for entertainment and educational purposes.
The lyrics are copyrighted and cannot be used for your own profit without the written concent of the creative artists.
These lyrics are here for my and your personal enjoyment only.
I will not, and you must not, gain commercially from this site.
To clarify the difference between authorship and transcription, authorship means that someone creates the song and composes the lyric hoping to make a hit wonder. Transcription means that someone listens carefully to a song and writes/types whatever he/she hears, which sometimes may not be correct.
The lyrics you find here are all transcribed, not authored.
This project (Site development, SEO, site content, ...) is done by me, myself and I. That means that I'm constantly struggling with a lack of time.
Since this site is doing so well, a lot of other people want to take advantage of it and try to joyride by creating other domain names that looks like or sound like LyricsVault.net!
Others buy other domain names with the same name but a different extention like www.lyricsvault.com, www.lyricsvault.nl, etc
This way of handling is based upon the fact that people have heard about the site but don't recall the correct syntax, lurking the poor visitors to their sites, often trying to get some money out of these unaware visitors.
The only correct URL's to connect to this marvelous site is:
www.lyricsvault.net, www.lyricsvault.info, www.lyricsvault.eu, www.lyricsvault.be, www.lyricsvault.org, www.lyricsvault.mobi !
All others are fake!
LyricsVault is a not-for-profit site.