Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Billboard: Biggest #1 Pop Songs, 1958-2023

Billboard’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs:

1958-2023

The Billboard Hot 100 chart was launched on August 4, 1958. It has become the industry standard for tracking the biggest pop hits in the United States. These are the biggest #1 songs in the history of the chart. All songs which spent seven weeks or more at #1 are listed here. Ties are broken by songs’ overall Dave’s Music Database points.

See other chart-based lists here and specific Billboard lists here.


    19 weeks:

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

    16 weeks:

  2. Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (2017)
  3. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
  4. Morgan Wallen “Last Night” (2023)

    15 weeks:

  5. Harry Styles “As It Was” (2022)

    14 weeks:

  6. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
  7. Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (2014)
  8. Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
  9. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)
  10. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1995)
  11. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (2005)
  12. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
  13. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (1994)

    13 weeks:

  14. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
  15. Brandy with Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (1998)

    12 weeks:

  16. Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (2017)
  17. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002)
  18. Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (2004)
  19. Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (2013)
  20. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
  21. The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (2016)
  22. Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (2015)
  23. Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (2009)

    11 weeks:

  24. Drake “God’s Plan” (2018)
  25. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
  26. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
  27. All-4-One “I Swear” (1994)
  28. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (2000)
  29. Roddy Rich “The Box” (2019)

    10 weeks:

  30. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013)
  31. Flo Rida with T-Pain “Low” (2007)
  32. Adele “Hello” (2015)
  33. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
  34. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
  35. Kanye West with Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger” (2005)
  36. Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (1981)

  37. Drake “One Dance” (2016)
  38. Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (2006)
  39. Nelly with Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (2002)
  40. Drake “In My Feelings” (2018)
  41. Ashanti with Ja Rule “Foolish” (2002)
  42. Santana with the Product G&B “Maria Maria” (2000)
  43. Adele “Easy on Me” (2021)
  44. BTS “Butter” (2021)

    9 weeks:

  45. The Beatles “Hey Jude” (1968)
  46. Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
  47. OutKast “Hey Ya!” (2003)
  48. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
  49. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011)
  50. Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)

  51. 50 Cent “In Da Club” (2002)
  52. Lorde “Royals” (2013)
  53. Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (2009)
  54. Rihanna with Drake “Work” (2016)
  55. Percy Faith “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (1960)
  56. Maroon 5 “One More Night” (2012)
  57. 50 Cent with Olivia “Candy Shop” (2005)
  58. Mario “Let Me Love You” (2004)
  59. Beyoncé with Sean Paul “Baby Boy” (2003)
  60. BTS “Butter” (2021)

    8 weeks:

  61. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
  62. Gotye with Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2011)
  63. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)
  64. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1978)
  65. Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (2014)
  66. Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (1976)
  67. Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (2017)
  68. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993)
  69. Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (2019)
  70. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (1995)

  71. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)
  72. Kris Kross “Jump” (1992)
  73. Drake “Nice for What” (2018)
  74. Paula Abdul “Rush Rush” (1991)
  75. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Tha Crossroads” (1996)
  76. Usher “Burn” (2004)
  77. 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood” (2020)
  78. Olivia Rodrigo “Drivers License” (2021)
  79. Taylor Swift “Anti-Hero” (2022)
  80. Miley Cyrus “Flowers” (2023)

    7 weeks:

  81. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1983)
  82. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
  83. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
  84. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
  85. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
  86. Adele “Rolling in the Deep” (2010)
  87. Rihanna with Jay-Z “Umbrella” (2007)
  88. The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (1966)
  89. Nelly “Hot in Herre” (2002)
  90. Eminem with Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie” (2010)

  91. Justin Timberlake “Sexyback” (2006)
  92. Maroon 5 with Cardi B “Girls Like You” (2017)
  93. Taylor Swift “Blank Space” (2014)
  94. TLC “Waterfalls” (1994)
  95. Katy Perry “I Kissed a Girl” (2008)
  96. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
  97. Iggy Azalea with Charli XCX “Fancy” (2014)
  98. Andy Gibb “Shadow Dancing” (1978)
  99. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (1982)
  100. Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (2018)

  101. Soulja Boy Tell’em “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” (2007)
  102. Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It” (1995)
  103. Michael Jackson “Black or White” (1991)
  104. Bobby Lewis “Tossin’ and Turnin’” (1961)
  105. T.I. “Whatever You Like” (2008)
  106. UB40 “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1993)
  107. Snow “Informer” (1993)
  108. Rae Sremmurd with Gucci Mane “Black Beatles” (2016)
  109. Lizzo “Truth Hurts” (2017)
  110. Janet Jackson “All for You” (2001)

  111. Ciara with Petey Pablo “Goodies” (2004)
  112. DaBaby with Roddy Ricch “Rockstar” (2020)
  113. The Kid Laroi with Justin Bieber “Stay” (2021)

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First posted 9/6/2021; last updated 1/2/2024.

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