Sunday, April 28, 2019

Adult Pop/Top 40: Top 100+

Originally posted 4/28/2019.

In 2016, Billboard magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Adult Pop Songs chart, a chart which it referred to as “Top 40 for people over 25.” They published a list of the top 50 “Greatest Of All Time Adult Pop Songs.” Dave’s Music Database has reworked the list to rank the songs based on most weeks at #1 and then, for ties, by overall points in Dave’s Music Database. All songs which spent at least 5 weeks at #1 are in the list below, pushing this a few notches past a top 100 list.

    25 weeks:

  1. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)

    23 weeks:

  2. The Calling “Wherever You Will Go” (2001)

    18 weeks:

  3. Nickelback “Photograph” (2005)
  4. Matchbox 20 “Unwell” (2002)

    17 weeks:

  5. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)

    16 weeks:

  6. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
  7. Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (2018)

    15 weeks:

  8. The Fray “How to Save a Life” (2005)

    14 weeks:

  9. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)
  10. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)
  11. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
  12. Train “Drops of Jupiter” (2001)
  13. Vertical Horizon “Everything You Want’ (1999)

    13 weeks:

  14. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
  15. Maroon 5 “This Love” (2002)
  16. Colbie Caillat “Bubbly” (2007)
  17. Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (2002)
  18. Matchbox 20 “Bent” (2000)
  19. 3 Doors Down “Here Without You” (2002)
  20. Matchbox 20 “If You’re Gone” (2000)
  21. Santana with Michelle Branch “The Game of Love” (2002)

    12 weeks:

  22. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
  23. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
  24. Daniel Powter “Bad Day” (2005)

    11 weeks:

  25. Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (2004)
  26. Kings of Leon “Use Somebody” (2008)
  27. Pink with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me a Reason” (2012)

    10 weeks:

  28. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
  29. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)
  30. Hoobastank “The Reason” (2003)
  31. Sugar Ray “Every Morning” (1998)
  32. Rob Thomas “Lonely No More” (2005)
  33. KT Tunstall “Black Horse & the Cherry Tree” (2004)
  34. Avirl Lavigne “I’m with You” (2002)
  35. Matchbox 20 “3 A.M.” (1996)
  36. Daughtry “Home” (2007)

    9 weeks:

  37. Adele “Someone Like You (2011)
  38. Ed Sheeran with BeyoncĂ© “Perfect” (2017)
  39. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016)
  40. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009)
  41. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (2010)
  42. Sara Bareilles “Love Song” (2007)
  43. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (2011)
  44. Smash Mouth “All Star” (1999)
  45. Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know” (2016)
  46. The Fray “You Found Me’ (2008)
  47. Dido “Thank You” (2000)
  48. Lifehouse “You and Me” (2005)
  49. Sheryl Crow “Soak Up the Sun” (2002)
  50. Daughtry “It’s Not Over” (2006)
  51. Santana with Chad Kroeger or Alex Band “Why Don’t You and I?” (2002)

    8 weeks:

  52. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014)
  53. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)
  54. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
  55. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012)
  56. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (2012)
  57. Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance” (2014)
  58. Creed “With Arms Wide Open” (1999)
  59. Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” (1995)
  60. Shawn Mullins “Lullaby (Rock-a-Bye)” (1998)
  61. Kelly Clarkson “Already Gone” (2009)
  62. Goo Goo Dolls “Give a Little Bit” (2004)

    7 weeks:

  63. Adele “Hello” (2015)
  64. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013)
  65. Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016)
  66. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” (2006)
  67. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017)
  68. Eric Clapton “Change the World” (1996)
  69. Imagine Dragons “Thunder” (2017)
  70. Zedd with Meren Morris & Grey “The Middle” (2018)
  71. Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home” (1996)
  72. Pink “Raise Your Glass” (2010)
  73. Shinedown “Second Chance” (2008)
  74. Sarah McLachlan “Angel” (1997)
  75. Pink “Fuckin’ Perfect” (2010)
  76. The Script “Breakeven” (2008)
  77. Sister Hazel “All for You” (1997)
  78. Sophie B. Hawkins “As I Lay Me Down” (1995)

    6 weeks:

  79. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
  80. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
  81. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
  82. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
  83. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
  84. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
  85. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)
  86. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2006)
  87. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
  88. Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009)
  89. Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (2012)
  90. Jewel “You Were Meant for Me” (1995)
  91. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016)
  92. Imagine Dragons “Believer” (2017)
  93. Ed Sheeran “Photograph” (2014)
  94. Paula Cole “I Don’t Want to Wait” (1996)
  95. Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know It All” (2011)
  96. Nickelback “If Everyone Cared” (2005)

    5 weeks:

  97. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010)
  98. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
  99. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
  100. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010)
  101. James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (2004)
  102. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
  103. Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (1997)
  104. Lifehouse “Hanging by a Moment” (2000)
  105. The Wallflowers “One Headlight” (1996)
  106. Shawn Mendes “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (2016)
  107. Jewel “Foolish Games” (1995)
  108. Pink “Blow Me One Last Kiss” (2012)
  109. Kelly Clarkson “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (2004)
  110. Train “Calling All Angels” (2003)
  111. Nickelback “Far Away” (2005)
  112. Nickelback “Gotta Be Somebody” (2008)