updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue May 4, 2010
App driven by nuTsie
Microsoft has collaborated with nuTsie to offer a Bing-sponsored app, Top 100s by Year, for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app streams the top 100 songs for individual years, extending all the way back to the most popular hits from 1947.
The app is not based on Billboard charts or record sales, but rather a list of songs that have "stood the test of time based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history."
Users can select which year they want to listen to, while the individual tracks are automatically shuffled and streamed via Wi-Fi, EDGE, or 3G connections.
Top 100s by Year is available as a free download directly from the App Store, although users are required to download Bing to avoid song interruption.