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We have ranked the pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100,
and come up with a definitive list that will continue to expand as we add to it, and continue to modify as new songs chart in the Top 40.

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American Music Awards:
Favorite Soul/R&B Single

50th American Music Awards
(November 20, 2022)

& Tems
Wizkid featuring Tems - "Essence" (Single) other nominees:

Beyoncé - "Break My Soul"
Muni Long - "Hrs And Hrs"
Silk Sonic (
Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak) - "Smokin' Out The Window"
SZA - "I Hate U"
49th American Music Awards
(November 21, 2021)

Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak)
"Leave The Door Open"
Silk Sonic - 'An Evening With Silk Sonic'
other nominees:

Chris Brown & Young Thug - "Go Crazy"
Giveon - "Heartbreak Anniversary"
H.E.R. - "Damage"
Jazmine Sullivan - "Pick Up Your Feelings"
48th American Music Awards
(held November 22, 2020)

The Weeknd
Weezer - 'After Hours'
other nominees:

Chris Brown & Drake - "No Guidance"
Summer Walker
- "Playing Games"

47th American Music Awards
(held November 24, 2019)

Khalid - 'Free Spirit'

other nominees

Lizzo - "Juice"
Ella Mai - "Trip"

46th American Music Awards
(held October 9, 2018)

Bruno Mars & Cardi B
Bruno Mars - '24K Magic'

other nominees

Khalid - "Young, Dumb & Broke"
Ella Mai - "Boo'd Up"

45th American Music Awards
(held November 19, 2017)

Bruno Mars
"That's What I Like"
Bruno Mars - '24K Magic'
other nominees:

Khalid - "Location"
The Weeknd - "Starboy"

44th American Music Awards
(held November 20, 2016)

Rihanna & Drake

Rihanna - 'Anti'
other nominees:

Drake, Wizkid & Kyla - "One Dance"
Bryosn Tiller - "Don't"
22nd American Music Awards
(held January 30, 1995)

Boyz II Men
"I'll Make Love You To"
Boyz II Men - II other nominees:

All-4-One - "I Swear"
Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue - "Whatta Man"
21st American Music Awards
(held February 7, 1994)

Whitney Houston
"I Will Always Love You"
Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard soundtrack other nominees:

Mariah Carey - "Dreamlover"
Janet Jackson - "That's The Way Love Goes"
20th American Music Awards
(held January 25, 1993)

Michael Jackson
"Remember The Time"
Michael Jackson - Dangerous other nominees:

R. Kelly & Public Announcement - "Honey Love"
Patti LaBelle - "Somebody Loves You"
19th American Music Awards
(held January 27, 1992)

Color Me Badd
"I Wanna Sex You Up"
Color Me Badd - C.M.B. other nominees:

Color Me Badd - "I Adore (Mi Amor)"
Boyz II Men - "Motownphilly"
18th American Music Awards
(held January 28, 1991)

MC Hammer
"U Can't Touch This"
MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em other nominees:

Keith Sweat - "Merry Go Round"
Tony! Toni! Tone!
- "Feels Good"
17th American Music Awards
(held January 22, 1990)

Janet Jackson
"Miss You Much"
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 other nominees:

Anita Baker - "Just Because"
Soul II Soul - "Keep On Movin'"
16th American Music Awards
(held January 30, 1989)

Freddie Jackson
"Nice 'N' Slow"
Freddie Jackson other nominees:

Al B. Sure! - "Off On Your Side"
- "Girlfriend"
15th American Music Awards
(held January 25, 1988)

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Bad other nominees:

Levert - "Cassanova"
Jody Watley - "Looking For A New Love'"
14th American Music Awards
(held January 26, 1987)

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson - Control other nominees:

Cameo - "Word Up"
Prince - "Kiss"
Timex Social Club - "Rumors"
13th American Music Awards
(held January 27, 1986)

Whitney Houston
"You Give Good Love"
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston LP other nominees:

The Commodores - "Night Shift"
Freddie Jackson - "You Are My Lady"
12th American Music Awards
(held January 28, 1985)

"When Doves Cry"
Prince - Purple Rain other nominees:

Billy Ocean - "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
Tina Turner - "What's Love Got To Do With It'"
11th American Music Awards
(held January 16, 1984)

Lionel Richie
"All Night Long"
Lionel Richie - 'Can't Slow Down'
other nominees:

Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"
Rick James
- "Cold Blooded"
Mtume - "Juicy Fruit"
10th American Music Awards
(held January 17, 1983)

Marvin Gaye
"Sexual Healing"
Marvin Gaye - 'Midnight Love'
other nominees:

Aretha Franklin - "Jump To It"
Evelyn King - "Love Come Down"
9th American Music Awards
(held January 25, 1982)

Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
"Endless Love"
Diana Ross - 'All The Great Hits'
other nominees:

Smokey Robinson - "Being With You"
Rick James - "Give It To Me Baby"
Carl Carlton - "She's A Bad Mama Jama"
8th American Music Awards
(held January 30, 1981)

Diana Ross
"Upside Down"
Diana Ross - 'Diana'
other nominees:

George Benson - "Give Me The Night"
Larry Graham - "One In A Million You"
7th American Music Awards
(held January 18, 1980)

Michael Jackson
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall'
other nominees:

Kool & The Gang - "Ladie's Night"
Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"
6th American Music Awards
(held January 12, 1979)

Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late"
Johnny Mathis - You Light Up My Life other nominees:

Natalie Cole - "Our Love"
The O'Jays - "Use Ta Be My Girl"
5th American Music Awards
(held January 16, 1978)

"Best Of My Love"
Emotions - Rejoice other nominees:

The Commodores - "Brick House"
Barry White - "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me"
4th American Music Awards
(held January 31, 1977)

Lou Rawls
"You'll Never Find"
Wild Cherry
"Play That Funky Music" (tie)
Wild Cherry LP  
3rd American Music Awards
(held January 24, 1976)

KC & The Sunshine Band
"Get Down Tonight"
KC & The Sunshine Band other nominees:

Love Unlimited - "I Belong To You"
Gwen McRae - "Rockin' Chair"
2nd American Music Awards
(held February 18, 1975)

Gladys Knight & The Pips
"Midnight Train To Georgia"
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us other nominees:

Gladys Knight & The Pips
"Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
Roberta Flack
- "Feel Like Making Love"
1st American Music Awards
(held February 19, 1974)

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book  

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