Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Australia: Biggest #1 Songs

First posted 2/27/2013; updated 7/17/2019.

This list is based on songs to top the Australian charts from 1949 to 2019. Australia first created its chart in 1940, but because the charts from 1940 to 1948 were monthly charts and not weekly charts, songs from that era are not included in this list. Ties were determined by which songs have the highest overall point total in Dave’s Music Database.

Note: In the 1940s and ‘50s, a song hitting #1 might have multiple versions. For example, the song “Too Young” hit #1 in 1951 and versions by both Nat “King” Cole and Toni Arden were credited. In such cases, both artists are listed.

15 weeks:

1. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)

14 weeks:

2. Abba “Fernando” (1976)

13 weeks:

3. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
4. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017)
5. Coolio with L.V. “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995)

12 weeks:

6. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002)
7. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
8. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018)

11 weeks:

9. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
10. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
11. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018)
12. Paul McCartney & Wings “Mull of Kintyre” (1977)

10 weeks:

13. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
14. LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (2011)
15. The Platters “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (1958)
16. Sandi Thom “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in My Hair” (2005)
17. Abba “Mamma Mia” (1975)
18. Daddy Cool “Eagle Rock” (1971)

9 weeks:

19. U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (1985)
20. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1995)
21. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (2016)
22. “Baby One More Time”…Britney Spears (1998)
23. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
24. Shakira with Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie” (2006)
25. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978)
26. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)” (2007)
27. The B-52’s “Love Shack” (1989)
28. Hanson “Mmmbop” (1997)
29. Nat “King” Cole/Toni Arden “Too Young” (1951)
30. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It” (2011)

31. Johnnie Ray “Just Walkin’ in the Rain” (1956)
32. Eiffel 65 “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” (1999)
33. Engelbert Humperdinck “The Last Waltz” (1967)
34. Justice Crew “Que Sera” (2014)

8 weeks:

35. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
36. Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
37. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
38. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
39. Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (2008)
40. George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (1970)

41. Kei$ha “Tik Tok” (2009)
42. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
43. Paul Anka “Diana” (1957)
44. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
45. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2007)
46. The Beatles “Help!” (1965)
47. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1995)
48. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
49. Lukas Graham “7 Years” (2015)
50. Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love But I Won’t Do That” (1993)

51. The Kingston Trio “Tom Dooley” (1958)
52. The Beatles “Yellow Submarine”/“Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
53. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5” (1999)
54. Michael Jackson “Black or White” (1991)
55. Doris Day “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” (1956)
56. The Beatles “I Feel Fine” (1964)
57. Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (1997)
58. Rihanna “S.O.S. (Rescue Me)” (2006)
59. Shaggy with Rayvon “Angel” (2000)
60. Flo Rida “Whistle” (2012)

61. Split Enz “I Got You” (1980)
62. Nancy Sinatra “These Boots Are Made for Walking” (1966)
63. Perry Como “Catch a Falling Star” (1957)
64. The Cranberries “Zombie” (1994)
65. Michael Jackson “Ben” (1972)
66. Paper Lace “The Night Chicago Died” (1974)
67. Perry Como/The Four Lads “Round and Round” (1957)
68. 5 Seconds of Summer “Youngblood” (2018)
69. Frank Weir/Oberkirchen Children’s Choir “The Happy Wanderer” (1954)
70. Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal” (2001)

71. Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Quicksilver” (1950)
72. Hot Butter “Popcorn” (1972)
73. Bing Crosby/Nat “King” Cole “Around the World” (1957)
74. Paper Lace “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero” (1974)
75. Bill Haley & His Comets “Joey’s Song” (1959)
76. Joe Dolce “Shaddap You Face” (1980)
77. Pilot “January” (1975)
78. Racey “Lay Your Love on Me” (1978)
79. Normie Rowe “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” (1965)
80. Austen Tayshus “Australiana” (1983)

7 weeks:

81. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand”…The Beatles (1963)
82. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977)
83. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
84. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
85. Elvis Presley “It’s Now or Never” (1960)
86. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011)
87. Drake “One Dance” (2016)
88. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012)
89. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree” (1973)
90. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)

91. Irene Cara “Flashdance…What a Feelin’” (1983)
92. Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (1972)
93. Domenico Modugno/Dean Martin “Volare (Nel Blue Dipinto Di Blue)” (1958)
94. Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)
95. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017)
96. Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (1979)
97. TLC “No Scrubs” (1999)
98. Vera Lynn/Eddy Howard “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” (1952)
99. Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (1984)
100. Andy Gibb “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (1977)

101. The Beatles “We Can Work It Out”/“Day Tripper” (1965)
102. Billy Ray Cyrus “Achy Breaky Heart” (1992)
103. Teresa Brewer/Freddy Martin/Donald Peers “Music! Music! Music!” (1950)
104. UB40 “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1993)
105. The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes “Don’t Cha” (2005)
106. Los Lobos “La Bamba” (1987)
107. Fugees “Killing Me Softly” (1996)
108. Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry Be Happy” (1988)
109. The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There”/“Love Me Do” (1962)
110. David Guetta with Akon “Sexy Bitch” (aka “Sexy Chick”) (2009)

111. James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go” (2016)
112. The Beach Boys “Kokomo” (1988)
113. The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” (1979)
114. Hinder “Lips of an Angel” (2006)
115. Nat “King” Cole “Pretend” (1953)
116. Laura Branigan “Gloria” (1982)
117. Bryan Adams “Please Forgive Me” (1993)
118. Pearl Jam “Last Kiss” (1998)
119. All Saints “Never Ever” (1997)
120. Bananarama “Venus” (1986)

121. Cher “If I Could Turn Back Time” (1989)
122. Kylie Minogue “The Loco-Motion” (1987)
123. Pseudo Echo “Funky Town” (1986)
124. Julie Covington “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (1976)
125. Eddie Hodges “I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door” (1961)
126. John Farnham “You’re the Voice” (1986)
127. Alvin Stardust “My Coo-Ca-Chooo” (1973)
128. Aqua “Dr. Jones” (1998)
129. East 17 “It’s Alright” (1993)
130. John Farnham “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1970)

131. Drummond “Daddy Cool” (1971)
132. Pussyfoot “The Way You Do It” (1977)


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Canada: Biggest #1 Songs

First posted 7/16/2019.

This is a list of the biggest #1 songs in Canada from the inception of its pop charts in 1964 through 2019. Songs are listed in order of most weeks at #1. Ties are broken by the song’s overall status in Dave’s Music Database.


    16 weeks:

  1. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
  2. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017)
  3. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
    15 weeks:

  4. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014)
  5. Madonna “Hung Up” (2005)
  6. Taylor Hicks “Do I Make You Proud?” (2006)
    14 weeks:

  7. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus "Old Town Road" (2018)
    13 weeks:

  8. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
  9. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (2016)
  10. One Republic with Timbaland “Apologize” (2007)
  11. Clay Aiken “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (2003)
  12. Ryan Malcolm “Something More” (2003)
    12 weeks:

  13. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)
  14. Stars on 45 “Medley I” (1981)
    11 weeks:

  15. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
  16. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)” (1999)
  17. OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” (2014)
    10 weeks:

  18. Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (2004)
  19. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
  20. Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” (2011)
  21. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018)
  22. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
  23. Elvis Presley vs. JXL “A Little Less Conversation” (remix, 2002)
  24. Fantasia “I Believe” (2004)
    9 weeks:

  25. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
  26. Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (2008)
  27. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (2009)
  28. Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (2009)
  29. Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (2010)
  30. Madonna “Music” (2000)
  31. Katy Perry “I Kissed a Girl” (2008)
  32. Flo Rida with Ke$ha “Right Round” (2009)
  33. Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (1997)
  34. Madonna with Justin Timberlake “4 Minutes” (2008)
  35. U2 with Green Day “The Saints Are Coming” (2006)
  36. Eva Avila “Meant to Fly” (2006)
  37. Melisaa O’Neil “Alive” (2005)
    8 weeks:

  38. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
  39. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “ I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
  40. Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015)
  41. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (2007)
  42. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014)
  43. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)
  44. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
  45. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
  46. Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa “Payphone” (2012)
  47. Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (2013)
  48. Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (2018)
  49. The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes “Don’t Cha” (2005)
  50. Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (2019)
  51. Alanis Morissette “Head Over Feet” (1995)
  52. Sarah McLachlan “Building a Mystery” (1997)
  53. U2 “Window in the Skies” (2006)
  54. Carrie Underwood “Inside Your Heaven” (2005)
  55. Kalan Porter “Awake in a Dream” (2004)
    7 weeks:

  56. Adele “Hello” (2015)
  57. Eminem with Rihanna…Love the Way You Lie (2010)
  58. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012)
  59. Drake “One Dance” (2016)
  60. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014)
  61. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015)
  62. Johnny Horton “The Battle of New Orleans” (1959)
  63. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015)
  64. Elvis Presley “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear” (1957)
  65. John Lennon “Just Like Starting Over” (1980)
  66. The Weeknd with Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016)
  67. Pink with Nate Ruess “Just Give Me a Reason” (2012)
  68. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (2011)
  69. Los Lobos “La Bamba” (1987)
  70. Drake “In My Feelings” (2018)
  71. Black Eyed Peas “The Time (Dirty Bit)” (2010)
  72. Bert Kaempfert “Wonderland by Night” (1960)
  73. Patty Smyth with Don Henley “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” (1992)
  74. Madonna “Die Another Day” (2002)
  75. Nine Inch Nails “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” (2005)
    6 weeks:

  76. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand”/“I Saw Her Standing There” (1964)
  77. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
  78. Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
  79. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
  80. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
  81. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
  82. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982)
  83. Blondie “Call Me” (1980)
  84. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012)
  85. Lorde “Royals” (2013)
  86. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
  87. Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (2017)
  88. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
  89. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)
  90. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (1981)
  91. The Beatles with Billy Preston “Get Back” (1969)
  92. Three Dog Night “Joy to the World” (1970)
  93. Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (1976)
  94. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993)
  95. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017)
  96. Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1995)
  97. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)
  98. Jim Reeves “He’ll Have to Go” (1959)
  99. Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs “Sugar Shack” (1963)
  100. Britney Spears “Oops!...I Did It Again” (2000)
  101. Styx “Babe” (1979)
  102. Jennifer Lopez “If You Had My Love” (1999)
  103. U2 “Walk On” (2000)
  104. Alanis Morissette “Thank U” (1998)
  105. Bryan Adams “Please Forgive Me” (1993)
  106. Gin Blossoms “‘Til I Hear It from You” (1995)
  107. Phil Collins “I Wish It Would Rain Down” (1989)
  108. Backstreet Boys “Shape of My Heart” (2000)
  109. Sugar Jones “Days Like That” (2001)
  110. Young Artists for Haiti “Wavin’ Flag” (2010)


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Hits of All Time

Originally posted 7/22/2011; updated 7/14/2019.


No, this isn’t what “soft rock” means.

This post originated in 2011 when Billboard magazine celebrated the 50th anniversary of their adult contemporary charts with a list of “The Top 100 Adult Contemporary Songs Ever”. They weighted the list so that the last decade’s trend toward longer stays at #1 (and longer stays on the chart) didn’t completely dominate the list. I posted a new ranking on my Facebook page that showed the biggest AC hits based solely on weeks at #1.

Still not satisfied, I went to my music database and sorted all songs to hit #1 on the adult contemporary charts. Then I sorted those songs based on total points in Dave’s Music Database. The results made for what I consider the most balanced of the three lists and acknowledging some bonafide classics which may not have had longevity at #1 or on the charts, but have had long-lasting impact. One last thing – the pics are for the top-ten ranked AC acts according to Billboard. Click on the photos for the acts DMDB music makers encyclopedia entries.

1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
3. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
4. The Beatles “Let It Be” (1970)
5. Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
6. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
7. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
8. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
9. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
10. Adele “Hello” (2015)


Elton John

11. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
12. U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (1985)
13. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
14. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
15. Ray CharlesI Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
16. Taylor Swift…Shake It Off (2014)
17. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
18. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008)
19. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973)
20. Bruno Mars…Just the Way You Are (Amazing) (2010)


Neil Diamond

21. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
22. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)
23. Adele “Someone Like You (2011)
24. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
25. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
26. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013)
27. George Michael “Careless Whisper” (1984)
28. John Legend “All of Me” (2013)
29. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
30. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)


Barbra Streisand

31. The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
32. Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973)
33. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
34. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016)
35. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)
36. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
37. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010)
38. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
39. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014)
40. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)


Barry Manilow

41. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013)
42. Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (1987)
43. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
44. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
45. James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (2005)
46. Harry Nilsson “Without You” (1971)
47. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961)
48. Lady Antebellum “Need You Now” (2009)
49. Daniel Powter “Bad Day” (2005)
50. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)


Kenny Rogers

51. Dionne Warwick & Friends “That’s What Friends Are For” (1985)
52. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012)
53. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
54. Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1992)
55. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)
56. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
57. Fergie “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)
58. Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
59. Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (1966)
60. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” 1998)


Chicago

61. Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” (1972)
62. Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (1989)
63. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
64. Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again (Naturally)” (1972)
65. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
66. Taylor Swift “You Belong with Me” (2008)
67. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)
68. Carole King “It’s Too Late” (1971)
69. B.J. Thomas “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1969)
70. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)


Billy Joel

71. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
72. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (1982)
73. Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (1980)
74. Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (1970)
75. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
76. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)
77. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006)
78. Cyndi Lauper “Time after Time” (1983)
79. Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1987)
80. Elton John & Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (1976)


Carpenters

81. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987)
82. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
83. Roger Miller “King of the Road” (1965)
84. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
85. Taylor Swift “Love Story” (2008)
86. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream” (1983)
87. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1994)
88. Lionel Richie “Hello” (1984)
89. Jimmy Dean “Big Bad John” (1961)
90. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017)


Lionel Richie

91. Lionel Richie “Say You, Say Me” (1985)
92. Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (1992)
93. Train “Hey, Soul Sister” (2009)
94. Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975)
95. Lee Ann Womack “I Hope You Dance” (2000)
96. Enrique Iglesias “Hero” (2001)
97. Louis Armstrong “Hello, Dolly!” (1964)
98. Chicago “If You Leae Me Now” (1976)
99. Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1992)
100. James Taylor “You’ve Got a Friend” (1971)


Anne Murray


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Top 100 Songs from 2010-2019

Originally posted 7/31/2016. Updated 7/11/2019.

These are the top 100 songs from 2010-2019 according to Dave’s Music Database. Titles receiving “Song of the Year” honors are noted. Click here for a full list of “Song of the Year” awards.

1. Rolling in the Deep…Adele (2010)
2. Shape of You…Ed Sheeran (2017)
3. Uptown Funk!… Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars (2014)
4. Despacito…Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber (2017)
5. Hello…Adele (2015)
6. Somebody That I Used to Know…Gotye with Kimbra (2011)
7. Happy…Pharrell Williams (2013)
8. Call Me Maybe…Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)
9. Blurred Lines…Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
10. See You Again …Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth (2015)

11. Party Rock Anthem…LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (1/25/2011) 12. Shake It Off…Taylor Swift (2014)
13. Love the Way You Lie…Eminem with Rihanna (2010)
14. Closer…The Chainsmokers with Halsey (2016)
15. Just the Way You Are (Amazing)…Bruno Mars (2010)
16. Moves Like Jagger…Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera (2011)
17. Someone Like You…Adele (2011)
18. Thinking Out Loud…Ed Sheeran (2014)
19. Gangnam Style…Psy (2012)
20. Roar…Katy Perry (2013)

21. We Found Love…Rihanna with Calvin Harris (2011)
22. All About That Bass…Meghan Trainor (2014)
23. All of Me…John Legend (2013)
24. Get Lucky…Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams (2013)
25. God’s Plan…Drake (2018)
26. Love Yourself…Justin Bieber (2015)
27. Can’t Stop the Feeling!...Justin Timberlake (2016)
28. Royals…Lorde (2013)
29. Perfect…Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé (2017)
30. One Dance…Drake with Wizkid & Kyla (2016)
31. Havana…Camila Cabello with Young Thug (2017)
32. Firework…Katy Perry (2010)
33. Blank Space…Taylor Swift (2014)
34. Stay with Me…Sam Smith (2014)
35. Sorry…Justin Bieber (2015)
36. Counting Stars…One Republic (2013)
37. Thrift Shop…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz (2012)
38. Wake Me Up!...Avicii with Aloe Blacc (2013)
39. We Are Young…Fun. with Janelle Monae (2011)
40. Can’t Feel My Face…The Weeknd (2015)

41. Dark Horse…Katy Perry with Juicy J (2013)
42. Fuck You (aka “Forget You”)…Cee-Lo Green (2010)
43. Cheap Thrills…Sia with Sean Paul (2016)
44. California Gurls…Katy Perry with Snoop Dogg (2010)
45. What Do You Mean?...Justin Bieber (2015)
46. Work…Rihanna with Drake (2016)
47. 7 Years…Lukas Graham (2015)
48. Let Her Go…Passenger (2012)
49. That’s What I Like…Bruno Mars (2016)
50. Rude…Magic! (2013)

51. Grenade…Bruno Mars (2010)
52. Radioactive…Imagine Dragons (2012)
53. Fancy…Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX (2014)
54. Stressed Out…Twenty One Pilots (2015)
55. Give Me Everything…Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2011)
56. Sugar…Maroon 5 (2014)
57. The Hills…The Weeknd (2015)
58. Diamonds…Rihanna (2012)
59. Only Girl in the World…Rihanna (2010)
60. Girls Like You…Maroon 5 with Cardi B (2017)

61. Locked Out of Heaven…Bruno Mars (2012)
62. Chandelier…Sia (2014)
63. Rockstar…Post Malone with 21 Savage (2017)
64. Can’t Hold Us…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Ray Dalton (2011)
65. Something Just Like This…The Chainsmokers with Coldplay (2017)
66. Sexy and I Know It…LMFAO (2011)
67. Take Me to Church…Hozier (2013)
68. Payphone…Maroon 5 with Wiz Khalifa (2012)
69. Love Me Like You Do…Ellie Goulding (2015)
70. Starboy…The Weeknd with Daft Punk (2016)

71. Hotline Bling…Drake (2015)
72. Lean On…Major Lazer with DJ Snake & MØ (2015)
73. Let It Go…Idina Menzel (2013)
74. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)…OMI (2014)
75. Just Give Me a Reason…Pink with Nate Ruess (2012)
76. Ho Hey…The Lumineers (2012)
77. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together…Taylor Swift (2012)
78. I Took a Pill in Ibiza…Mike Posner (2015)
79. Not Afraid…Eminem (2010)
80. OMG…Usher with will.i.am (2010)

81. Don’t Let Me Down…The Chainsmokers with Daya (2016)
82. One More Night…Maroon 5 (2012)
83. Dynamite…Taio Cruz (2010)
84. Humble…Kendrick Lamar (2017)
85. E.T….Katy Perry with Kanye West (2010)
86. Pumped Up Kicks…Foster the People (2010)
87. This Is What You Came For… Calvin Harris with Rihanna (2016)
88. Born This Way…Lady Gaga (2011)
89. I Like It….Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin (2018)
90. What Makes You Beautiful…One Direction (2011)

91. On the Floor…Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull (2011)
92. Set Fire to the Rain…Adele (2011)
93. Baby…Justin Bieber (2010)
94. Teenage Dream…Katy Perry (2010)
95. The Monster…Eminem & Rihanna (2013)
96. Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)…Cardi B (2017)
97. Psycho…Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign (2018)
98. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus…Old Town Road (2018)
99. Cruise…Florida Georgia Line (2012)
100. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)…Silento (2015)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • Best of Friends…Palma Violets (2012)
  • Do I Wanna Know?...Arctic Monkeys (2013)
  • Formation…Beyoncé (2016)
  • Green Light…Lorde (2017)
  • Hold On…Alabama Shakes (2012)
  • Ill Manors…Plan B (2012)
  • I’m the One…DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne (2017)
  • In My Feelings…Drake (2018)
  • The Joke…Brandi Carlile (2017)
  • Let It Happen…Tame Impala (2015)
  • The Long Way Home…Rosanne Cash (2014)
  • Midnight City…M83 (2011)
  • Niggas in Paris…Jay-Z with Kanye West (2011)
  • No Tears Left to Cry…Ariana Grande (2018)
  • The Perilous Night…Drive-By Truckers (2017)
  • Pyramids…Frank Ocean (2012)
  • Runaway…Kanye West with Pusha T (2010)
  • Seasons (Waiting on You)…Future Islands (2014)
  • Shallow…Bradley Cooper with Lady Gaga (2018)
  • Shut Up and Dance…Walk the Moon (2015)
  • Shutdown…Skepta (2015)
  • Sign of the Times…Harry Styles (2017)
  • Skyfall…Adele (2012)
  • Spanish Sahara…Foals (2010)
  • Stay Too Long…Plan B (2010)
  • Stitches…Shawn Mendes (2016)
  • Thank U, Next…Ariana Grande (2018)
  • This Is America…Childish Gambino (2018)
  • This Is Me…Keala Sette (2017)
  • 24K Magic…Bruno Mars (2016)
  • Video Games…Lana Del Rey (2011)
  • Vivir Mi Vida…Marc Anthony (2013)
  • You Want It Darker…Leonard Cohen (2016)