presents The Top Pop Songs
Of All Time !
We have ranked the top 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 on The ARC Weekly Top
Coldplay hail from England
and Scotland and consists of Chris Martin on
vocals, Jon Buckland on guitar, Guy Barryman on
bass, and Will Champion on drums. The group met
while students in London in the mid-90s. By 1998,
the group recorded 4 tracks for an EP (Safety)
which led to their first single "Brothers
And Sisters." After another EP (The Blue
Room) and single ("Shiver"),
Coldplay readied the release of their first full
July 2: Coldplay performed in
London, England, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of
the concerts was to raise awareness of the
on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8
leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling
debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.
appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
December 31: Coldplay had the #6
selling LP of 2005 with X&Yselling over 2.6
million copies during the year. The LP was the
best-selling LP of the year worldwide (with 8.3
million copies sold around the world).
February: Coldplay won 2 Brit Awards
for Best British Single ("Speed Of Sound") and MasterCard British
July 5: Coldplay topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Top Internet
Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart for 3
weeks, Top Rock Albums chart for 5 weeks, and Top
Alternative Albums chart for 5 weeks with Viva
La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. The LP sold over 721,000
copies its first week of release in the US.
November 12: Coldplay topped the
Billboard 200 chart for 1 week, Top Rock Albums
chart for 1 week, Digital Albums chart for 1
week, Top Internet Albums chart for 1 week, and
Top Alternative Albums chart for 3 weeks with Mylo
The LP sold over 447,000 copies its first week of
release in the US.
December 3: Coldplay topped the
Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 1 week with
June 7: Coldplay topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Digital
Albums chart, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative
Albums chart with Ghost
Stories. The LP sold over 383,000 copies
its first week of release in the US.
Released: November 4, 2003 US: Gold Billboard Top
peak: # 13 Rolling Stone: Live Tracks: "Politik" -
"God Put A Smile Upon Your Face" -
"A Rush Of Blood To The Head" -
"One I Love" - "See You
Soon" - "Shiver" -
"Everything's Not Lost" -
"Moses" - "Yellow" - "Clocks" - "In My
Place" - "Amsterdam"
Note: Song title and position
links lead you to the song's ARC Weekly Top 40 chart run, LP links take
you to Amazon.com for that LP's info (often
including track listings and track samples), and
single cover art takes you to Amazon.com for that CD single (if
available). Songs charting prior to 1980 have
information from Billboard magazine.