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
Lil' Kim was born Kimberly
Denise Jones in Brooklyn, New York on July 11,
1975. Lil' Kim's rise to the ranks of rap artist
began with a stormy adolescence complete with
family conflicts, volatile relationships, and
temporary work as a salesgirl at Bloomindales.
She befriended an unknown rapper named
Christopher Wallace (later to be known as The
Notorious B.I.G.) who eventually helped
launch her own rap career. The 2 also became
romantically until (and reportedly after) The
Notorious B.I.G. married songstress Faith
January: Lil' Kim had hits with
"How Many Licks?" (with Sisqo)and
"No Matter What They Say."
June: Lil' Kim was sued along
with Puff Daddyand Lil'
Cease for $200 million for invasion of
privacy related to a phone conversation used in
the track "Play Around" (on a LP by Lil'
Cease produced by Puff Daddy and Lil' Kim).
March: Lil' Kim was found guilty
of conspiracy and perjury during her trial for
lying to a grand jury (that was investing a
shootout in 2001 involving 2 of her friends). She
was found innocent of obstructing justice.
July: Lil' Kim was sentenced to
a year and a day in prison for her role in lying
to a grand jury.
September: Lil' Kim began her jail
term of 366 days in New York.
Released: June 27, 2000 US: Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 4 Billboard #1: Top R&B/Hip-Hop
Albums Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly:: B+ Tracks: "Lil' Drummer
Boy" (with Cee-Lo & Redman) -
"Custom Made (Give It To You)" -
"Who's Number One?" - "Suck My
****" - "Single Black Female"
- "Revolution" (with Grace Jones
& Lil' Cease) - "How Many
Licks?" (with Sisqo) - "Notorious
Kim" - "No Matter What They
Say" - "She Don't Love You" -
"Queen Bitch Pt. 2" (with Puff
Daddy) - "Don't Mess With Me" -
"Do What You Like" (with Junior
M.A.F.I.A.) - "Off The Wall" (with
Lil' Cease) - "Right Now" (with
Carl Thomas) - "Aunt Dot" (with
Lil' Shanice) - "Hold On" (with
Mary J. Blige) - "I'm Human"
Released: March 4, 2003 US: Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 5 Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly: B Tracks: "Intro" -
"Hold It Now" (with Havoc) -
"Doing It Way Big" - "Can't
F*** With Queen Bee" (with Governor
& Shelene Thomas) - "Hollywood
Skit" - "Shake Ya Bum Bum"
(with Lil' Shanice) - "This Is Who I
Am" (with Swizz Beatz & Mashonda) -
"The Jump Off" (with Mr. Cheeks) -
"This Is A Warning" - "(When
Him Say) Can You Hear Me Now?" (with
Missy Elliott) - "Thug Luv" (with
Twista) - "Magic Stick" (with 50 Cent) -
"Get In Touch With Us" (with Styles
P) - "Heavenly Father" (with Big
Hill) - "Tha Beehive" (with Reeks,
Bunky S.A., Vee & Saint) - "Came
Back For You"
Released: September 27, 2005 Billboard Top
peak: # 6 Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly: B- Tracks:
"Introduction" - "Spell
Check" - "Lighters Up" -
"Shut Up B****" - "My
N*****" - "Slippin'" -
"All Good" - "I Know You See
Me" - "W.P.I.M.P." -
"Quiet" - "Durty" -
"We Don't Give A F***" - Gimme
That" - "Kitty Box" -
"Kronik" - "Winners And
Losers" - "Get Yours!" -
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.