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According To Billboard These Are The Best 25 Pop Songs Of All Time

Charlottesville

November 4, 2023


Last month, in honor of the Hot 100's 65th anniversary, the staff at Billboard magazine put together a ranked list of the 500 best pop songs of all time (well since 1958 at least).


And the list really is way too long to even try to summarize. But, basically every popular song you can think of from nearly every genre makes the list. Like, for example, "You're the One That I Want" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John which landed straight in the middle at 250.

So there is a good chance your faves made this list. But, for this post I decided to focus on just the top 25 songs — where A-Ha just barely missed the cut landing at number 26 — as I want to know whether you agree with their placement or not. Maybe you'll think that another song should have been higher or perhaps you'll think that another song by the artists listed here should have been in the top 25 instead.

Here's the list


25. "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys


24. "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga


23. "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5


22. "Work It" by Missy Elliott


21. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin


20. "No Scrubs" by TLC


19. "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes


18. "Crazy In Love" Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Beyoncé/ SME


17. "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac


16. "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire


15. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey


14. "Hey Ya!" by OutKast


13. "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj


12. "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears


11. "Kiss" by Prince & the Revolution


10. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles


9. "California Love" by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre


8. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen


7. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson


6. "Like A Prayer" by Madonna


5. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson


4. "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys


3. "My Girl" by the Temptations


2. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA


1. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"


Hmmm.

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