Thursday, February 25, 2021

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1890-2021

First posted 2/24/2021; updated 2/25/2021.

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1890-2021

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1890 to present. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • the pre-Hot 100 pop charts, 1890-1955 (BB)
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard Best Sellers chart, 1940-1958 (BS)
  • Billboard Disc Jockey Hits, 1944-1958 (DJ)
  • Billboard Juke Box Hits, 1940-1957 (JB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Hit Parade, 1935-1955 (HP)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Hit Records, 1954-1982 (HR)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-present (RR)

Because this list includes more than 3000 songs, it has been broken up into pages by decades:

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1890-1899

First posted 2/24/2021.

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1890-1899

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1890 to 1899. These songs topped the pre-Hot 100 pop charts, which ran from 1890-1955. Click here to access a full list of #1 songs from 1890 to present.


1890:

  1. 8/2: U.S. Marine Band “Semper Fidelis” (2 weeks)
  2. 9/13: U.S. Marine Band “The Washington Post March” (6)
  3. 10/25: U.S. Marine Band “The Thunderer” (4)

1891:

  1. 3/7: Len Spencer “Little ‘Liza Loves You” (4)
  2. 4/4: George Washington Johnson “The Laughing Song” (10)
  3. 6/13: Russell Hunting “Michael Casey As a Physician” (4)
  4. 7;11: George Washington Johnson “The Whistling Coon” (5)
  5. 8/22: John Yorke Atlee “Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka ‘The Mocking Bird’)” (6)
  6. 9/19: Dan Kelly “Pat Kelly As a Police Justice” (4)
  7. 10/17: Billy Golden “Turkey in the Straw” (7)
  8. 12/5: George J. Gaskin “Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill” (5)


1892:

  1. 1/9: George J. Gaskin “Slide Kelly Slide” (3)
  2. 1/30: Len Spencer “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” (8)
  3. 3/26: Manhansett Quartette “The Picture Turned to the Wall” (6)
  4. 5/7: Manhansett Quartette “Sally in Our Alley” (3)
  5. 5/28: Joe Natus “The Song That Reached My Heart” (3)
  6. 6/18: Charles Marsh “Throw Him Down, McCloskey” (3)
  7. 7/9: Russell Hunting “Michael Casey at the Telephone” (5)
  8. 8/13: Len Spencer “The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” (6)
  9. 9/24: Will Denny “The Pretty Red Rose” (2)
  10. 10/8: Russell Hunting “Michael Casey Taking the Census” (6)
  11. 11/19: Len Spencer “Near It” (2)
  12. 12/3: Thomas Bott “Love’s Old Sweet Song” (4)
  13. 12/31: Dan Quinn “Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow” (4)

1893:

  1. 1/28: Dan Quinn “The Bowery” (5)
  2. 3/4: George J. Gaskin “Oh Promise Me” (8)
  3. 4/29: George J. Gaskin “After the Ball” (10)
  4. 7/8: Jules Levy “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (3)
  5. 7/29: Len Spencer “Mamie Come and Kiss Your Honey Boy” (3)
  6. 8/19: J.W. Myers “Two Little Girls in Blue” (4)
  7. 9/16: Dan Quinn “Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)” (9)
  8. 11/18: George J. Gaskin “The Fatal Wedding” (8)


1894:

  1. 1/13: Russell Hunting “Casey As Insurance Agent” (3)
  2. 2/3: George J. Gaskin “Sweet Marie” (5)
  3. 3/10: U.S. Marine Band “The Liberty Bell” (5)
  4. 4/14: Edward M. Favor “Say Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye” (7)
  5. 6/2: Vess Ossman “Yankee Doodle” (4)
  6. 6/30: Silas Leachman “Dem Golden Slippers” (4)
  7. 7/28: George J. Gaskin “We Were Sweethearts, Nell and I” (3)
  8. 8/18: Dan Quinn “Lindley, Does You Love Me?” (3)
  9. 10/6: Dan Quinn “My Pearl Is a Bowery Girl” (4)
  10. 11/3: Russell Hunting “Casey at Denny Murphy’s Wake” (3)
  11. 11/24: Dan Quinn “And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back” (6)

1895:

  1. 1/5: Len Spencer “Little Alabama Coon” (5)
  2. 2/9: Dan Quinn “The Sidewalks of New York” (9)
  3. 3/21: Edward M. Favor “My Best Girl’s a New Yorker” (5)
  4. 4/13: J.W. Myers “The Sidewalks of New York” (4)
  5. 4/25: Len Spencer “The Bully (aka ‘Dat New Bully’)” (5)
  6. 5/30: Vess Ossman “Cocoanut Dance” (3)
  7. 6/15: Sousa’s Band “El Capitan March” (7)
  8. 8/1: J.W. Myers “Just Tell Them That You Saw Me” (6)
  9. 8/3: Sousa’s Band “The Washington Post March” (3)
  10. 8/24: Dan Quinn “The Band Played On” (10)
  11. 11/2: Dan Quinn “Little Lost Child” (5)


1896:

  1. 1/4: George J. Gaskin “The Sunshine of Paradise Alley” (6)
  2. 2/15: George J. Gaskin “She May Have Seen Better Days” (5)
  3. 6/20: Len Spencer with Vess Ossman “A Hot Time on the Levee” (3)
  4. 9/12: George J. Gaskin “Down in Poverty Roy” (4)
  5. 10/10: George J. Gaskin “On the Benches in the Park” (4)
  6. 11/7: Dan Quinn “In the Baggage Coach Ahead” (5)
  7. 12/12: Dan Quinn “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (7)

1897:

  1. 1/30: Len Spencer “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (3)
  2. 2/20: Len Spencer “Oh, Mr. Johnson, Turn Me Loose” (4)
  3. 3/20: Len Spencer “My Gal Is a Highborn Lady” (4)
  4. 4/17: Dan Quinn “My Mother Was a Lady” (5)
  5. 5/22: George J. Gaskin “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” (8)
  6. 7/17: Sousa’s Band “The Stars and Stripes Forever” (8)
  7. 9/11: Dan Quinn “There’s a Little Star Shining for You” (4)
  8. 11/6: George J. Gaskin “On the Banks of the Wabash” (10)


1898:

  1. 1/15: Steve Porter “On the Banks of the Wabash” (4)
  2. 2/12: Edison Male Quartette “My Old Kentucky Home” (3)
  3. 4/2: George J. Gaskin “Break the News to Mother” (7)
  4. 5/21: Cal Stewart “Uncle Josh’s Arriva in New York” (5)
  5. 6/25: Len Spencer “I Don’t Like No Cheap Man” (3)
  6. 7/16: George J. Gaskin “She Was Bred in Old Kentucky” (6)
  7. 8/27: Steve Porter “She’s More to Be Pitied Than Censured” (4)
  8. 9/24: Cal Stewart “I’m Old But I’m Awfully Tough (Laughing Song)” (3)
  9. 10/15: Dan Quinn “She Was Happy Till She Met You” (4)
  10. 11/12: Dan Quinn “At a Georgia Camp Meeting” (4)
  11. 12/10: George J. Gaskin “My Old New Hampshire Home” (10)

1899:

  1. 2/18: Arthur Collins “Kiss Me, Honey, Do” (4)
  2. 3/18: Arthur Collins “When you Ain’t Go No More Money, Well, You Needn’t Come Around” (2)
  3. 4/1: Arthur Collins “I Guess I’ll Have to Telegraph My Baby” (4)
  4. 4/29: Arthur Collins “Hello, Ma Baby” (4)
  5. 5/27: Len Spencer “Hello! Ma Baby” (6)
  6. 7/8: George J. Gaskin “My Wild Irish Rose” (3)
  7. 7/29: George J. Gaskin “My Wild Irish Rose” (6)
  8. 9/9: William F. Hooley “Gypsy Love Song” (5)
  9. 10/14: Steve Porter “A Picture No Artist Can Paint” (2)
  10. 10/28: Dan Quinn “Curse of the Dreamer” (7)
  11. 12/16: Arthur Collins “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You” (7)


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USA: #1 Pop Songs, 2020-2029

First posted 2/24/2021.

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

2020-2029

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 2020 to 2029. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-present (RR)
Click here to access a full list of #1 songs from 1890 to present.
2020:

  1. 1/11: Roddy Ricch “The Box” (BB: 11 weeks, ST: 13)
  2. 1/18: Justin Bieber “Yummy” (DG: 1)
  3. 1/25: Future & Drake “Life Is Good” (DG: 1)

  4. 2/15: Taylor Swift “Only the Young” (DG: 1)
  5. 2/23: Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now” (BA: 4, RR: 6)
  6. 2/29: Billie Eilish “No Time to Die” (DG: 1)

  7. 3/7: BTS “On” (DG: 1)
  8. 3/14: Lady Gaga “Stupid Love” (DG: 1)
  9. 3/21: Demi Lovato “I Love Me” (DG: 1)
  10. 3/28: The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (BB: 4, BA: 26, DG: 4, ST: 1, RR: 7)

  11. 4/4: Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (DG: 1)
  12. 4/5: Hary Styles “Adore You” (RR: 1)
  13. 4/18: Drake “Toosie Slide” (BB: 1, ST: 3)

  14. 5/3: Camila Cabello with DaBaby “My Oh My” (RR: 1)
  15. 5/9: Travis Scott with Kid Cudi as the Scotts “The Scotts” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1)
  16. 5/10: Doja Cat “Say So” (BB: 1, DG: 1, RR: 5)
  17. 5/16: Megan Thee Stallion with Beyoncé “Savage” (BB: 1, DG: 3, ST: 1)
  18. 5/23: Ariana Grande with Justin Bieber “Stuck with U” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  19. 5/23: 6ix9ine “Gooba” (ST: 1)
  20. 5/30: DaBaby with Roddy Ricch “Rockstar” (BB: 7, ST: 10)

  21. 6/6: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” (BB: 1, DG: 1)
  22. 6/21: Justin Bieber with Quavo “Intentions” (RR: 1)
  23. 6/27: 6ix9ine with Nicki Minaj “Trollz” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

  24. 7/4: Beyoncé “Black Parade” (DG: 1)
  25. 7/11: Kanye West with Travis Scott “Wash Us in the Blood” (DG: 1)
  26. 7/18: Lee Greenwood “God Bless the U.S.A.” (DG: 1)
  27. 7/19: Trevor Daniel “Falling” (RR: 1)
  28. 7/25: Juice Wrld with Marshmello “Come & Go” (ST: 1)
  29. 7/25: Kid Cudi with Eminem “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady” (DG: 1)
  30. 7/26: Dua Lipa “Break My Heart” (RR: 1)

  31. 8/1: DJ Khaled with Drake “Popstar” (DG: 1)
  32. 8/2: Harry Styles “Watermelon Sugar” (BB: 1, DG: 1, RR: 7)
  33. 8/8: Taylor Swift “Cardigan” (BB: 1, DG: 1, ST: 1)
  34. 8/22: Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (BB: 4, DG: 2, ST: 10)
  35. 8/29: Drake with Lil Durk “Laugh Now Cry Later” (ST: 1)

  36. 9/5: BTS “Dynamite” (B: 3, DG: 12)
  37. 9/20: Lewis Capaldi “Before You Go” (BA: 1, RR: 2)

  38. 10/4: Jawsh 685 with Jason Derulo “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (BB: 1, RR: 3)
  39. 10/10: Travis Scott with Young Thug & M.I.A. “Franchise” (BB: 1)
  40. 10/24: 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood” (BB: 8, BA: 11, ST: 2, RR: 8)
  41. 10/31: Gabby Barrett with Charlie Puth “I Hope” (BA: 1)

  42. 11/7: Ariana Grande “Positions” (BB: 1, ST: 2, RR: 5)
  43. 11/7: Luke Combs “Forever After All” (DG: 1)
  44. 11/21: Mike Will Made It with Nicki Minaj & YoungBoy Never Broke Again “What That Speed Bout!?” (DG: 1)
  45. 11/28: Billie Eilish “Therefore I Am” (ST: 1)
  46. 11/28: Phoebe Bridgers & Maggie Rogers “Iris” (DG: 1)

  47. 12/5: BTS “Life Goes On” (BB: 1, DG: 3)
  48. 12/5: Megan Thee Stallion “Body” (ST: 1)
  49. 12/26: Taylor Swift “Willow” (BB: 1, DG: 1)

2021:

  1. 1/16: Justin Bieber “Anyone” (DG: 1 week)
  2. 1/23: Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License” (BB: 6, DG: 3, ST: 4)
  3. 1/23: Chris Brown with Young Thug “Go Crazy” (BA: 4)

  4. 2/7: Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco “Lonely” (RR: 1)
  5. 2/13: Tom MacDonald “Fake Woke” (DG: 1)
  6. 2/20: Cardi B “Up” (DG: 1, ST: 1)
  7. 2/21: Ariana Grande “34+35” (RR: 2)
  8. 2/27: Taylor Swift “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” (DG: 1)
  9. 2/27: Lil Tjay & 6lack “Calling My Phone” (ST: 1)

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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 Beyoncé “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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Friday, February 19, 2021

Dave's Music Database: Song of the Year (1890-2020)

First posted 3/31/2019; updated 2/19/2021.

DMDB Song of the Year:

1890-2020

These are the best songs for each year from 1900 to present, according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are determined by aggregating multiple best-of lists along with chart data, sales figures, radio and video airplay, and streams.

Check out other “songs of the year” lists here.


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Monday, February 15, 2021

United States: Biggest #1 Songs

First posted 10/29/2017; updated 2/15/2021.

USA’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs:

1890-2020

These are the biggest #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1890 to present. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • the pre-Hot 100 pop charts, 1890-1955 (BB)
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard Best Sellers chart, 1940-1958 (BS)
  • Billboard Disc Jockey Hits, 1944-1958 (DJ)
  • Billboard Juke Box Hits, 1940-1957 (JB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Hit Parade, 1935-1955 (HP)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Hit Records, 1954-1982 (HR)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-2015 (RR)
All songs with 10 or more weeks on any of these charts are listed. If a song hit #1 on more than chart, only the chart where the song had the most weeks is noted. However, at times Hit Parade and Cashbox did not designate a specific artist with the #1 song. For example, “Some Enchanted Evening” was a #1 song on Hit Parade in 1949, but because there were multiple versions of the song out at the time, it wasn’t credited to any specific artist. In such cases, this list attributes the song only to an artist if that artist also hit #1 on another of the noted charts.

One last note – in the event of ties, songs are ranked according to most overall points in Dave’s Music Database. For songs which hit #1 multiple times, the version which accumulated the most points is used.

See other chart-based lists here.


    26 weeks:

  1. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (BA: 2020)
    20 weeks:

  2. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (ST: 2018)


    18 weeks:

  3. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (BA, 1998)
    17 weeks:

  4. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (DG: 2017)
  5. Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (BB: 1947)

    16 weeks:

  6. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (BA: 2005)
  7. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (BB: 1995)
  8. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (BA: 1996)
  9. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (BA: 2017)
    14 weeks:

  10. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (BB: 1942)
  11. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (BB: 1992)
  12. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (BB: 1997)
  13. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (BB: 2009)
  14. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (BB: 2014)
  15. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (BB: 1995)
  16. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (BB: 1994)
  17. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (BA: 1996)
  18. Alicia Keys “No One” (BA: 2001)
  19. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (ST: 2017)
  20. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (ST: 2014)
  21. Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (BA: 2018)
  22. Desiigner “Panda” (ST: 2015)
    13 weeks:

  23. Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (BB: 1939)
  24. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (BB: 1927)
  25. Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (BB: 1950)
  26. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (DG: 2016)
  27. Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (BB: 1920)
  28. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (HR: 1977)
  29. The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins’ Orchestra “Goodnight Irene” (BB: 1950)
  30. Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (BB: 1940)

  31. The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (BB: 1946)
  32. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (BB: 1992)
  33. Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (BB: 1943)
  34. Ace of Base “The Sign” (BA: 1994)
  35. Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner “Heartaches” (BB: 1947)
  36. Brandy with Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (BB: 1998)
  37. TLC “No Scrubs” (BA: 1999)
  38. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (BA: 1996)
  39. Miley Cyrus” Wrecking Ball” (ST: 2013)
  40. Roddy Rich “The Box” (ST: 2019)
    12 weeks:

  41. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (BB: Ed 2017)
  42. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (BB: 2002)
  43. Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (BB: 2004)
  44. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (BB: 2013)
  45. Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (BB:, 2015)
  46. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (BB: 1999)
  47. The Mills Brothers “Paper Doll” (BB: 1943)
  48. Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner’s Song” (BB: 1925)
  49. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (BA: 2011)
  50. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (BB: 2009)

  51. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers “I’ll Never Smile Again” (BB: 1940)
  52. Vaughn Monroe “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” (BB:1949)
  53. Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (BB: 1952)
  54. Al Jolson “Sonny Boy” (BB: 1928)
  55. Nelly with Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (BA: 2002)
  56. Nat “King” Cole “Too Young” (HP: 1951)
  57. BTS “Dynamite” (DG: 2020)
    11 weeks:

  58. Elvis Presley “Don’t Be Cruel” (BB: 1956) /
  59. Elvis Presley “Hound Dog” (BB: 1956)
  60. Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers “Cheek to Cheek” (BB: 1935)

  61. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (DG: 2013)
  62. Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Whispering” (BB: 1920)
  63. Adele “Hello” (BA: 2015)
  64. Al Jolson “April Showers” (BB: 1922)
  65. Byron Harlan “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” (BB: 1907)
  66. Drake “God’s Plan” (BB: 2018)
  67. Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (BA: 2006)
  68. American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones” (BB: 1910)
  69. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (BB: 1997)
  70. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (BA: 2015)

  71. Haydn Quartet “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet” (BB: 1909)
  72. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (BB: 1996)
  73. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (BA: 1997)
  74. All-4-One “I Swear” (BB: 1994)
  75. Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads “Cry” (BB: 1951)
  76. Arthur Collins “The Preacher and the Bear” (BB: 1905)
  77. Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Franklyn Baur “Valencia (A Song of Spain)” (BB: 1926)
  78. Henry Burr “Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)” (BB: 1918)
  79. Les Paul with Mary Ford “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” (BB: 1953)
  80. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (BB: 2000)

  81. Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme” (BB: 1950)
  82. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (BB: 1993)
  83. Tony Bennett “Because of You” (HP: 1951)
  84. Len Spencer “Arkansaw Traveler” (BB: 1902)
  85. Frankie Carle & Marjorie Hughes “Oh What It Seemed to Be” (BB: 1946)
  86. Mario “Let Me Love You” (BA: 2004)
  87. Post Malone “Circles” (BA: 2019)
  88. Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (BA: 1994)
  89. Khalid “Talk” (BA: 2019)
  90. Guy Lombardo “The Third Man Theme” (BB: 1950)

  91. Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop” (ST: 2013)
  92. 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood” (BA: 2020)
    10 weeks:

  93. Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (BB: 1911)
  94. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (BA: 1997)
  95. Leo Reisman’s Orchestra with Fred Astaire “Night and Day” (BB: 1932)
  96. Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (BB: 1906)
  97. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (BB: 1904)
  98. Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra “Pennies from Heaven” (BB: 1936)
  99. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (BB: 2007)
  100. Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (BB: 1938)

  101. Kanye West with Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger” (BB: 2005)
  102. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (RR: 2007)
  103. Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys “Buttons and Bows” (BB/HP: 1948)

  104. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (BB: 1981)
  105. The Harmonicats “Peg O’ My Heart” (HP: 1947)
  106. Drake “One Dance” (BB: 2016)
  107. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (DG: 2012)
  108. Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra “I’ll Be Seeing You” (HP: 1944)
  109. Byron Harlan “My Gal Sal” (BB: 1907)
  110. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (ST: 2014)

  111. Perry Como “Some Enchanted Evening” (HP: 1949)
  112. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (DG: 2016)
  113. Nick Lucas “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me” (BB: 1929)
  114. George J. Gaskin “After the Ball” (BB: 1893)
  115. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (BA: 1994)
  116. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (DG: 2018)
  117. Perry Como “Till the End of Time” (BB: 1945)
  118. Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians “Sweet Leilani” (BB: 1937)
  119. Guy Mitchell “Singing the Blues” (BB: 1956)
  120. Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees “Stein Song (University of Maine)” (BB: 1930)

  121. The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen’s Orchestra “Rum and Coca-Cola” (BB: 1945)
  122. Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” (BB: 1941)
  123. Ted Lewis & His Band “In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” (BB: 1932)
  124. Drake “In My Feelings” (BB: 2018)
  125. Pat Boone “Love Letters in the Sand” (HP: 1957)
  126. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (BA: 1993)
  127. Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders “Where Is Your Heart (Song from “Moulin Rouge”)” (BB: 1953)
  128. Vaughn Monroe’s Orchestra “Ballerina” (BB: 1947)
  129. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (ST: 1994)
  130. Dan Quinn “The Band Played On” (BB: 1895)

  131. The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” (BB: 1955)
  132. Mariah Carey “Hero” (BA: 1993)
  133. Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires “Moonlight Cocktail” (BB: 1942)
  134. Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (BB: 1955)
  135. George J. Gaskin “On the Banks of the Wabash” (BB: 1897)
  136. N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” (RR: 2000)
  137. Kay Starr “Wheel of Fortune” (BB: 1952)
  138. Lil Wayne with Static Major “Lollipop” (BA: 2008)
  139. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)” (HP: 1948)
  140. Ashanti with Ja Rule “Foolish” (BB: 2002)

  141. Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (ST: 2015)
  142. George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (BB: 1891)
  143. Margaret Whiting “A Tree in the Meadow” (HP: 1948)
  144. Rosemary Clooney “Hey There” (HP: 1954)
  145. Santana with the Product G&B “Maria Maria” (BB: 2000)
  146. George J. Gaskin “My Old New Hampshire Home” (BB: 1898)
  147. Debbie Reynolds “Tammy” (HP: 1957)
  148. Perry Como “If (They Made Me a King)” (HP: 1951)
  149. Patti Page “I Went to Your Wedding” (BB: 1952)
  150. Eileen Barton “If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked a Cake” (BB: 1950)

  151. Mariah Carey “Someday” (BA: 1990)
  152. Usher “U Got It Bad” (BA: 2001)
  153. Migos with Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee” (ST: 2016)
  154. DaBaby with Roddy Rich “Rockstar” (ST: 2020)
  155. Jimmy Dorsey with Bob Eberly “I Hear a Rhapsody” (HP: 1941)
  156. Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra “I’ll Be Seeing You” (HP: 1944)
  157. Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (ST: 2020)
  158. Charlie Barnet with Bob Carroll “I Hear a Rhapsody” (HP: 1941)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

YouTube: Billion Airs Club

First posted 11/22/2018; updated 2/14/2021.

YouTube:

Billion Airs Club

YouTube has become the 21st century’s version of MTV; that is, it is the go-to place for music videos. On December 1, 2012, “Gangnam Style” by Psy became the first music video to surpass one billion views. Since then, more than a hundred music videos have passed that mark. This page captures those videos in a ranked list based on most views. The numbers listed after the song titles indicate the number of views in billions.

Note: if there are multiple versions of a song (such as an official video, a lyric video, or live performances) the numbers have been consolidated into one figure as long as all the versions are the same song by the same performer. Also, since I have yet to find an official list of videos crossing the billion mark, it is quite possible there are videos not included in this list. If you know of such a video, feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Click here to see other genre-specific song lists.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee “Despacito” (2017) 7.740
2. Marc Ronson & Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014) 5.743
3. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017) 5.421
4. Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015) 5.014
5. Psy “Gangnam Style” (2012) 4.143
6. Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs “Baby Shark Dance” (2016) 4.100
7. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017) 3.654
8. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015) 3.614
9. Maroon 5 “Sugar” (2014) 3.300
10. Katy Perry “Roar” (2013) 3.254

11. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014) 3.199
12. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017) 3.065
13. Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” (2014) 3.057
14. Chainsmokers & Halsey “Closer” (2016) 2.972
15. Katy Perry & Juicy J “Dark Horse” (2013) 2.924
16. Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MO “Lean On” (2015) 2.915
17. Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (2017) 2.902
18. Adele “Hello” (2015) 2.883
19. One Republic “Counting Stars” (2013) 2.880
20. Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, & Gente de Zona “Bailando” (2014) 2.790

21. Taylor Swft “Blank Space” (2014) 2.761
22. Alan Walker “Faded” (2015) 2.590
23. Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” (2015) 2.577
24. Passenger “Let Her Go” (2012) 2.570
25. J. Balvin & Willy Williams “Mi Gente” (2017) 2.570
26. Shakira & Maluma “Chantaje” (2016) 2.480
27. LooLoo Kids “Johny Johny Yes Papa” (2016) 2.420
28. Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby” (2010) 2.400
29. Shakira & Freshlyground “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (2010) 2.370
30. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014) 2.340

31. Ellie Goulding “Love Me Like You Do” (2015) 2.308
32. Calvin Harris & Rihanna “This Is What You Came For” (2016) 2.290
33. Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, & Anne-Marie “Rockabye” (2016) 2.250
34. Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (2016) 2.240
35. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015) 2.225
36. Fifth Harmony “Work from Home” (2016) 2.219
37. Little Baby Bum “Wheels on the Bus” (2014) 2.210
38. Cocomelon “Bath Song” (2018) 2.190
39. Sia “Chandelier” (2014) 2.173
40. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013) 2.109

41. The Weeknd & Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016) 2.042
42. Sia & Sean Paul “Cheap Thrills” (2016) 2.032
43. Nio Garcia with Darrell & Casper Magico, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna “Te Boté (Remix)” (2018) 2.000
44. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010) 1.984
45. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015) 1.975
46. Magic! “Rude” (2013) 1.971
47. Dua Lipa “New Rules” (2017) 1.970
48. Natti Natasha with Ozuna “Criminal” (2017) 1.918
49. Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) 1.900
50. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013) 1.893

51. Cocomelon “Yes Yes Vegetables Song” (2018) 1.890
52. Crazy Frog “Axel F” (2005) 1.890
53. Avicii & Aloe Blacc “Wake Me Up” (2013) 1.880
54. Luis Fonsi with Demi Lovato “Échame La Culpa” (2017) 1.870
55. Icanrockyourworld “The Gummy Bear Song” (2007) 1.850
56. The Chainsmokers with Coldplay “Something Just Like This” (2017) 1.836
57. Fifth Harmony & Kid Ink “Worth It” (2015) 1.783
58. Nicky Jam with J. Balvin “X” (2018) 1.770
59. Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” (2010) 1.750
60. Becky G with Bad Bunny “Mayores” (2017) 1.732

61. LMFAO, Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) 1.730
62. Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better” (2016) 1.717
63. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015) 1.712
64. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” (2016) 1.680
65. Silento “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” (2015) 1.652
66. J. Balvin “Ay Vamos” (2014) 1.638
67. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015) 1.635
68. Becky G “Sin Pijama” (2018) 1.612
69. Daddy Yankee with Snow “Con Calma” (2019) 1.610
70. Post Malone with Swae Lee “Sunflower” (2018) 1.609

71. Ricky Martin & Maluma “Vente Pa Ca” (2016) 1.588
72. Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” (2016) 1.584
73. John Legend “All of Me” (2013) 1.580
74. Maluma “Felices los 4” (2017) 1.563
75. Bruno Mars “24K Magic” (2016) 1.560
76. CNCO “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” (2016) 1.546
77. Romeo Santos & Eliza Gonzalez “Propuesta Indecente” (2013) 1.539
78. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010) 1.524
79. Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (2018) 1.524
80. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” (1991) 1.500

81. Daddy Yankee “Dura” (2018) 1.496
82. The Chainsmokers with Daya “Don’t Let Me Down” (2016) 1.477
83. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull “On the Floor” (2011) 1.460
84. Piso 21 with Manuel Turizo “Déjala Que Vuelva” (2017) 1.458
85. Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (2011) 1.450
86. Chino & Nacho with Daddy Yankee “Andas en Mi Cabeza” (2016) 1.445
87. Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood” (2014) 1.434
88. Maluma with Nego Do Borel “Corazón” (2017) 1.430
89. Adele “Someone Like You” (2011) 1.430
90. Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello “Señorita” (2019) 1.430

91. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj “Bang Bang” (2014) 1.429
92. Nicky Jam “Hasta El Amanecer” (2016) 1.420
93. Rihanna “Diamonds” (2012) 1.420
94. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017) 1.417
95. Jason Derulo with Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Swalla” (2017) 1.402
96. Daddy Yankee “Shaky Shaky” (2016) 1.401
97. Ellie Goulding “Burn” (2013) 1.381
98. XXXtentacion “Sad!” (2018) 1.374
99. Danny Ocean “Me Rehúso” (2016) 1.367
100. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975) 1.358

101. Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” (2016) 1.358
102. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991) 1.357
103. Carlos Vives & Shakira “La Bicicleta” (2016) 1.355
104. Martin Garrix “Animals” (2013) 1.348
105. Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” (2019) 1.346
106. Eminem “Not Afraid” (2010) 1.344
107. Calvin Harris “Summer” (2014) 1.340
108. DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil’ Wayne “I’m the One” (2017) 1.332
109. Calvin Harris & Disciples “How Deep Is Your Love” (2015) 1.325
110. David Guetta with Nicki Minaj & Afrojack “Hey Mama” (2015) 1.324

111. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (2012) 1.320
112. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011) 1.317
113. Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” (2012) 1.307
114. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011) 1.300
115. Pulcinopiotv “El Pollito Pio” (2012) 1.287
116. Nicky Jam with Enrique Iglesias “El Perdon (Forgiveness)” (2015) 1.280
117. Psy “Gentleman” (2013) 1.277
118. Katy Perry “Firework” (2010) 1.268
119. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (2018) 1.265
120. Nicky Jam “El Amante” (2017) 1.259

121. Joey Montana “Picky” (2015) 1.247
122. Mike Posner “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (2015) 1.247
123. Rihanna with Drake “Work” (2016) 1.243
124. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” Whitney Houston (1992) 1.212
125. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (2010) 1.203
126. Gente de Zona with Marc Anthony “La Gozadera” (2015) 1.202
127. Lukas Graham “7 Years” (/2015) 1.201
128. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018) 1.200
129. Ariana Grande with Iggy Azalea “Problem” (2014) 1.192
130. Linkin Park “Numb” (2003) 1.190

131. Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1987) 1.188
132. Taylor Swift “You Belong with Me” (2008) 1.187
133. Maluma “El Perdedor” (2016) 1.175
134. Pitbull with Ke$ha “Timber” (2013) 1.163
135. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016) 1.157
136. Ricky Martin with Yotuel “La Mordidita” (2015) 1.152
137. Sam Smith “Stay with Me” (2014) 1.150
138. Rosalía with J. Balvin & El Guincho “Con Altura” (2019) 1.150
139. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009) 1.140
140. Shawn Mendes “Stitches” (2015) 1.140

141. Post Malone with Quavo “Congratulations” (2016) 1.135
142. Bruno Mars “Grenade” (2016) 1.134
143. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015) 1.134
144. Prince Royce “Darte Un Beso” (2013) 1.115
145. Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017) 1.114
146. Skrillex with Diplo & Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now” (2015) 1.113
147. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002) 1.105
148. One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” (2011) 1.103
149. Future with Drake “Life Is Good” (2020) 1.100
150. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983) 1.095

151. Aha “Take on Me” Aha (1984) 1.066
152. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982) 1.054
153. Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (2013) 1.051
154. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (2014) 1.048
155. Cardi B with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin “I Like It” (2018) 1.043
156. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011) 1.039
157. French Montana with Swae Lee “Unforgettable” (2017) 1.029
158. James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Me Go” (2016) 1.028
159. Eminem “Without Me” (2002) 1.027
160. Ariana Grande with Zedd “Break Free” (2014) 1.029

161. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (2019) 1.014
162. 50 Cent “In Da Club” (2002) 1.003
163. Twenty One Pilots “Ride” (2015) 1.000


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Friday, February 12, 2021

Canadian Songs: Top 100

First posted 2/4/2021; updated 2/14/2021.

Canada:

Top 100 Songs

These are the top songs by Canadian artists, as determined by an aggregate of 19 best-of lists. Songs which were only considered which were by artists born in Canada or groups which originated in Canada.

Note: click here to see other genre-specific song lists. You can also check out the DMDB’s rating of Canada’s Biggest #1 Songs, most of which are not actually by Canadian artists.

1. Neil Young “Heart of Gold” (1972)
2. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care of Business” (1974)
3. Bryan Adams “Summer of ‘69” (1984)
4. The Guess Who “American Woman” (1970)
5. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (1995)
6. The Band “The Weight” (1968)
7. Loverboy “Working for the Weekend” (1981)
8. Tom Cochrane “Life Is a Highway” (1992)
9. Gordon Lightfoot “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970)
10. Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” (1984)

11. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
12. Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970)
13. Corey Hart “Sunglasses at Night” (1984)
14. Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (2001)
15. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011)
16. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” (1974)
17. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)
18. Barenaked Ladies “If I Had a $1,000,000” (1992)
19. Gordon Lightfoot “Sundown” (1974)
20. Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (1998)

21. The Tragically Hip “Bobcaygeon” (1998)
22. Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968)
23. Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” (1982)
24. Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1995)
25. The Guess Who “No Sugar Tonight” (1970)
26. Paul Anka “Diana” (1957)
27. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
28. k.d. lang “Constant Craving” (1992)
29. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
30. Allanah Myles “Black Velvet” (1989)

31. Anne Murray “Snowbird” (1970)
32. Neil Young “Rockin’ in the Free World” (1989)
33. Trooper “Raise a Little Hell” (1978)
34. Gordon Lightfoot “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976)
35. Spirit of the West “Home for a Rest” (1990)
36. Rush “The Spirit of Radio” (1980)
37. The Guess Who “These Eyes” (1969)
38. Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” (1986)
39. Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride” (1968)
40. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015)

41. Andy Kim “Rock Me Gently” (1974)
42. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)
43. Bryan Adams “Heaven” (1984)
44. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015)
45. Daniel Powter “Bad Day” (2005)
46. Neil Young “Old Man” (1972)
47. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
48. Arcade Fire “Wake Up” (2004)
49. Bruce Cockburn “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (1984)
50. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider “Big League” (1988)

51. Rush “Closer to the Heart” (1977)
52. Five Man Electrical Band “Signs” (1971)
53. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
54. The Weeknd with Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016)
55. Bryan Adams “Run to You” (1984)
56. Snow “Informer” (1993)
57. Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (1993)
58. The Tragically Hip “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)” (1992)
59. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015)
60. Martha & the Muffins “Echo Beach” (1980)

61. The Tragically Hip “New Orleans Is Sinking” (1989)
62. Nelly Furtado with Timbaland “Promiscuous” (2006)
63. Blue Rodeo “Lost Together” (1992)
64. Shania Twain “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” (1997)
65. Drake with Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance” (4/5/2016)
66. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
67. Nick Gilder “Hot Child in the City” (1978)
68. Nelly Furtado “Say It Right” (2006)
69. Sheriff “When I’m with You” (1983)
70. The Guess Who “Share the Land” (1970)

71. Paul Anka with Odia Coates “You’re Having My Baby” (1974)
72. Neil Young “My My Hey Hey (Into the Black)” (1979)
73. Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” (1969)
74. Ian & Sylvia “Four Strong Winds” (1963)
75. Barenaked Ladies “Brian Wilson” (1992)
76. Bryan Adams “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (1995)
77. Neil Young “Cinnamon Girl” (1969)
78. Anne Murray “You Needed Me” (1978)
79. Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart “All for Love” (1993)
80. Crash Test Dummies “Superman’s Song” (1991)

81. The Crew-Cuts “Sh-Boom” (1954)
82. Nickelback “Photograph” (2005)
83. Drake “In My Feelings” (2018)
84. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015)
85. The Tragically Hip “Wheat Kings” (1992)
86. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1997)
87. Red Rider “Lunatic Fringe” (1981)
88. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (2019)
89. Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend” (2007)
90. Shania Twain “That Don’t Impress Me Much” (1997)

91. The Guess Who “No Time” (1969)
92. Sarah McLachlan “Angel” (1997)
93. The Tragically Hip “Ahead by a Century” (1996)
94. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015)
95. Drake “Nice for What” (2018)
96. Finger Eleven “Paralyzer” (2007)
97. Jeff Healey Band “Angel Eyes” (1988)
98. Celine Dion “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (1996)
99. Neil Young with Crosby, Stills & Nash “Ohio” (1970)
100. Payola$ “Eyes of a Stranger” (1982)


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