Saturday, February 20, 2021

Adult Top 40: Top 100+

First posted 4/28/2019; updated 2/20/2021.

Adult Top 40, 1996-2021:

Top 100+ Songs

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)

    20 weeks:

  3. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (2019)

    18 weeks:

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

    17 weeks:

  6. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)

    16 weeks:

  7. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)

    15 weeks:

  8. The Fray “How to Save a Life” (2005)
  9. Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (2018)

    14 weeks:

  10. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)
  11. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
  12. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)
  13. Train “Drops of Jupiter” (2001)
  14. Maroon 5 “Memories” (2019)
  15. Vertical Horizon “Everything You Want’ (1999)

    13 weeks:

  16. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
  17. Maroon 5 “This Love” (2002)
  18. Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (2002)
  19. Matchbox 20 “Bent” (2000)
  20. 3 Doors Down “Here Without You” (2002)

  21. Colbie Caillat “Bubbly” (2007)
  22. Matchbox 20 “If You’re Gone” (2000)
  23. Santana with Michelle Branch “The Game of Love” (2002)

    12 weeks:

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

    11 weeks:

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

    10 weeks:

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

    9 weeks:

  39. Ed Sheeran with BeyoncĂ© “Perfect” (2017)
  40. Adele “Someone Like You (2011)
  41. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009)
  42. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016)
  43. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (2010)
  44. Sara Bareilles “Love Song” (2007)
  45. Kelly Clarkson “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (2011)
  46. Jonas Brothers “Sucker” (2019)
  47. The Fray “You Found Me” (2008)
  48. Smash Mouth “All Star” (1999)
  49. Maroon 5 with Kendrick Lamar “Don’t Wanna Know” (2016)
  50. Dido “Thank You” (2000)

  51. Lifehouse “You and Me” (2005)
  52. Sheryl Crow “Soak Up the Sun” (2002)
  53. Daughtry “It’s Not Over” (2006)
  54. Santana with Chad Kroeger or Alex Band “Why Don’t You and I?” (2002)

    8 weeks:

  55. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)
  56. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014)
  57. The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (2012)
  58. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
  59. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012)
  60. Creed “With Arms Wide Open” (1999)

  61. Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance” (2014)
  62. Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” (1995)
  63. Shawn Mullins “Lullaby (Rock-a-Bye)” (1998)
  64. Ava Max “Kings & Queens” (2020)
  65. Kelly Clarkson “Already Gone” (2009)
  66. Goo Goo Dolls “Give a Little Bit” (2004)

    7 weeks:

  67. Adele “Hello” (2015)
  68. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013)
  69. Sia with Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016)
  70. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” (2006)

  71. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017)
  72. Eric Clapton “Change the World” (1996)
  73. Imagine Dragons “Thunder” (2017)
  74. Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home” (1996)
  75. Zedd with Meren Morris & Grey “The Middle” (2018)
  76. Pink “Raise Your Glass” (2010)
  77. Sarah McLachlan “Angel” (1997)
  78. Shinedown “Second Chance” (2008)
  79. Pink “Fuckin’ Perfect” (2010)
  80. The Script “Breakeven” (2008)

  81. Sister Hazel “All for You” (1997)
  82. Sophie B. Hawkins “As I Lay Me Down” (1995)

    6 weeks:

  83. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
  84. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
  85. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
  86. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
  87. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
  88. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
  89. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2006)
  90. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)

  91. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
  92. Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009)
  93. Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (2012)
  94. Jewel “You Were Meant for Me” (1995)
  95. Imagine Dragons “Believer” (2017)
  96. Ed Sheeran “Photograph” (2014)
  97. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016)
  98. Paula Cole “I Don’t Want to Wait” (1996)
  99. Nickelback “If Everyone Cared” (2005)
  100. Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know It All” (2011)

    5 weeks:

  101. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010)
  102. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
  103. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
  104. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010)
  105. James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (2004)
  106. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
  107. Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (1997)
  108. Lifehouse “Hanging by a Moment” (2000)
  109. The Wallflowers “One Headlight” (1996)
  110. Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now” (2019)

  111. Jewel “Foolish Games” (1995)
  112. Shawn Mendes “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (2016)
  113. Benny Blanco with Halsey & Khalid “Eastside” (2018)
  114. Pink “Blow Me One Last Kiss” (2012)
  115. Nickelback “Far Away” (2005)
  116. Kelly Clarkson “Behind These Hazel Eyes” (2004)
  117. Train “Calling All Angels” (2003)
  118. Nickelback “Gotta Be Somebody” (2008)

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