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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Radio & Records/Mediabase Top 100 Singles 1973-2015

Radio & Records was an independent trade publication which published a weekly pop songs chart as a competitor to Billboard magazine. It ran from October 3, 1973 to August 4, 2006, when it was taken over by Mediabase, who has continued the chart to present day.

This list is based on song’s most weeks on that chart. Tie-breakers are broken based on which songs have the most points in Dave’s Music Database. Here’s the list:


12 weeks:
1. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)

11 weeks:
2. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (2005)
3. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)

10 weeks:
4. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
5. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)
6. N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” (2000)

9 weeks:
7. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
8. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)
9. Hanson “Mmmbop” (1997)
10. Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink “Lady Marmalade” (2001)
11. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)
12. Ace of Base “The Sign” (1994)
13. Dionne Farris “I Know” (1995)

8 weeks:
14. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
15. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
16. Beyonce “Irreplaceable” (2006)
17. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
18. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)
19. Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (2001)
20. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” (2007)
21. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
22. Nelly Furtado with Timbaland “Promiscuous” (2006)
23. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012)
24. Hoobastank “The Reason” (2003)
25. The Rembrandts “I’ll Be There for You” (1995)
26. Nelly with Tim McGraw “Over and Over” (2004)

7 weeks:
27. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
28. OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)
29. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
30. Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (2009)
31. Shakira with Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006)
32. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
33. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
34. Ricky Martn “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
35. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2007)
36. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (2010)
37. Kelly Clarkson “Since U Been Gone” (2004)
38. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (2000)
39. Elton John with Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)
40. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
41. Shaggy with Rayvon “Angel” (2000)
42. Sugar Ray “Every Morning’ (1998)

6 weeks:
43. Bryan Adams “Everything I Do I Do It for You” (1991)
44. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
45. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002)
46. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
47. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” (2014)
48. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
49. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
50. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)

51. Blondie “Call Me” (1980)
52. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (2009)
53. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (2007)
54. Alicia Keys “No One” (2007)
55. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (2011)
56. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
57. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
58. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
59. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1993)
60. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)

61. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes’ (1993)
62. Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (1978)
63. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (1995)
64. Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake “Where Is the Love?” (2003)
65. Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” (2012)
66. Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” (2005)
67. Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (1981)
68. Elton John “Philadelphia Freedom” (1975)
69. Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.” (2010)
70. Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (1994)

71. Paul McCartney & Wings “Silly Love Songs” (1976) 72. Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (2012) 73. Taylor Swift “Bad Blood” (2014)
74. Chumbawumba “Tubthumping” (1997)
75. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
76. Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life” (1997)
77. Timbaland with Doe & Keri Hilson “The Way I Are” (2007)
78. Sugar Ray with Super Cat “Fly” (1997)
79. Alanis Morissette “You Learn” (1995)
80. Beyonce with Slim Thug & Bun B “Check on It” (2005)

81. Linkin Park “In the End” (2000)
82. Mariah Carey “I’ll Be There (live)” (1992)
83. Ace of Base “Don’t Turn Around” (1994)
84. The Cardigans “Lovefool” (1996)
85. Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (1998)
86. N Sync “It’s Gonna Be Me” (2000)
87. JoJo “Leave (Get Out)” (2004)
88. Kelly Clarkson “Miss Independent” (2003)


5 weeks: *
89. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
90. Lionel Richie with Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
91. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
92. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
93. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
94. Van Halen “Jump” (1984)
95. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982)
96. Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (2008)
97. Irene Cara “Flashdance…What a Feeling” (1983)
98. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)
99. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
100. Katy Perry with Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013)

* 47 songs peaked at #1 for 5 weeks. Only the top 12 are listed here.