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
don't look at the road as work, especially
when you're surrounded by your closest
friends. For me this is living in the
moment." - Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado was born
December 2, 1978 in British Columbia, Canada.
Nelly grew up with a Portuguese background
(singing in Portuguese and English by age 4, and
playing the ukulele and trombone by age 9) and
strong desire for R&B music. Her own eclectic
sounds began getting noticed on radio in 2001
with her break-through hit "I'm Like A Bird" and her unique sound
that mixes various languages (English,
Portuguese, and Hindi). Local appearances in
Toronto eventually led to a recording contract
with Dreamworks Records and to her debut LP.
August: Nelly appeared as part of
the Lilith Fair concert package.
April 21: Nelly topped the
Billboard Hot 100 chart for 2 weeks, the Digital
Songs chart for 2 weeks, the Digital Tracks chart for 2 weeks, and
the Pop 100 chart for 2 weeks helping out Timbaland and Justin Timberlakewith
"Give It To Me."
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.