Sunday, March 1, 2020

Radio & Records/Mediabase Top 150 Singles 1973-2020

First posted 5/25/2016; updated 3/20/2020.

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 at #1 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. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (2016)
6. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)
7. N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” (2000)

9 weeks:
8. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
9. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
10. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)

11. Ace of Base “The Sign” (1994)
12. Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink “Lady Marmalade” (2001)
13. Hanson “Mmmbop” (1997)
14. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)
15. Dionne Farris “I Know” (1995)


8 weeks:
16. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
17. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
18. BeyoncĂ© “Irreplaceable” (2006)
19. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
20. Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (2001)

21. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)
22. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” (2007)
23. Nelly Furtado with Timbaland “Promiscuous” (2006)
24. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
25. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012)
26. Hoobastank “The Reason” (2003)
27. The Rembrandts “I’ll Be There for You” (1995)
28. Nelly with Tim McGraw “Over and Over” (2004)


7 weeks:
29. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
30. OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)

31. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
32. Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (2009)
33. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
34. Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (2017)
35. Shakira with Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006)
36. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2007)
37. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg…California Gurls (2010)
38. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
39. Ricky Martn “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
40. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (2000)

41. Elton John with Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)
42. Kelly Clarkson “Since U Been Gone” (2004)
43. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
44. Shaggy with Rayvon “Angel” (2000)
45. Sugar Ray “Every Morning’ (1998)
46. Post Malone “Circles” (2019)


6 weeks:
47. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
48. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
49. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars…Uptown Funk! (2014)
50. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002)

51. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
52. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (2007)
53. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (2009)
54. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
55. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (2011)
56. Blondie “Call Me” (1980)
57. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977)
58. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
59. Alicia Keys “No One” (2007)
60. Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2015)

61. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)
62. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
63. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
64. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes’ (1993)
65. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
66. Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (1978)
67. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1993)
68. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (1995)
69. Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” (2012)
70. Black Eyed Peas with Justin Timberlake “Where Is the Love?” (2003)

71. Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” (2005)
72. Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (1997)
73. Ariana Grande “7 Things” (2019)
74. Taylor Swift “Bad Blood” (2014)
75. Katy Perry with Kanye West “E.T.” (2010)
76. Paul McCartney & Wings “Silly Love Songs” (1976)
77. Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (1994)
78. Timbaland with Doe & Keri Hilson “The Way I Are” (2007)
79. Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (2012)
80. Elton John “Philadelphia Freedom” (1975)

81. Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (2018)
82. Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (1981)
83. Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (2019)
84. Linkin Park “In the End” (2000)
85. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
86. Zedd with Maren Morris “The Middle” (2018)
87. Sugar Ray with Super Cat “Fly” (1997)
88. Alanis Morissette “You Learn” (1995)
89. BeyoncĂ© with Slim Thug & Bun B “Check on It” (2005)
90. Mariah Carey “I’ll Be There (live)” (1992)

91. Third Eye Blind “Semi-Charmed Life” (1997)
92. The Cardigans “Lovefool” (1996)
93. Ace of Base “Don’t Turn Around” (1994)
94. Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (1998)
95. Zedd with Alessia Cara “Stay” (2017)
96. N Sync “It’s Gonna Be Me” (2000)
97. JoJo “Leave (Get Out)” (2004)
98. Kelly Clarkson “Miss Independent” (2003)


5 weeks: *
99. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
100. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017)

101. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
102. Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (2008)
103. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)
104. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
105. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982)
106. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017) 107. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
108. John Lennon “All of Me” (2013)
109. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
110. Justin Timberlake “Sexyback” (2006)

111. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
112. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)
113. Irene Cara “Flashdance...What a Feelin’” (1983)
114. Van Halen “Jump” (1984)
115. Nelly with Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (2002)
116. Katy Perry with Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013)
117. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
118. Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) (1976)
119. Men at Work “Down Under” (1981)
120. Bruno Mars “Grenade” (2010)

121. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…) (1999)
122. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
123. Mariah Carey “Hero” (1993)
124. 3 Doors Down “Kryptonite” (2000)
125. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson “Say, Say, Say” (1983)
126. Jewel “You Were Meant for Me” (1995)
127. Creed “With Arms Wide Open” (1999)
128. Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (2002)
129. Dua Lipa “New Rules” (2017)
130. Paul Abdul “Rush Rush” (1991)

131. Vanessa Carlton “A Thousand Miles” (2002)
132. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010)
133. Savage Garden “I Knew I Loved You” (1999)
134. Exile “Kiss You All Over” (1978)
135. Chris Brown with Juelz Santana “Run It!” (2005)
136. Leo Sayer “When I Need You” (1977)
137. Bee Gees “Jive Talkin’” (1975)
138. Smash Mouth “All Star” (1999)
139. Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (2016)
140. Justin Timberlake “Rock Your Body” (2002)

141. Olivia Newton-John “Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975)
142. Janet Jackson “Again” (1993)
143. Chris Brown “Forever” (2007)
144. 5 Seconds of Summer “Youngblood” (2018)
145. Shawn Mullins “Lullaby” (1998) br> 146. Rick Springfield “Don’t Talk to Strangers” (1982)
147. Mariah Carey “Shake It Off” (2005)
148. Gym Class Heroes with Patrick Stump “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast in America” (2006)
149. Jesse McCartney “Leavin’” (2008)
150. Blu Cantrell “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) (2001)


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