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
'N Sync consists of Joshua
Chasez ("J.C."), Lance Bass
("Lansten"), Joseph Fatone, Jr.
("Joey"), Christopher Kirkpatrick
("Chris"), and Justin Timberlake ("Justin") and
formed in Florida. The boys came together as a
band after Chasez and Timberlake (who knew each
other from the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse
Club), met up with Kirkpatrick and
eventually Fatone and decided to form a band.
Clinton rounded out the 5-some to fill the need
for bass vocals. The name 'N Sync came from the
synthesis of last letters from their nicknames:
Justin - Chris - Joey -
Lansten - JC.
'N Sync signed a
recording contract with RCA Records.
March 24: 'N Sync released their
debut LP 'N
With help from a concert video shown on the
Disney Channel and the emerging popularity of
clean-cut, same sex pop/dance bands (i.e. Backstreet
Boys, and the Spice
Girls), 'N Sync's debut LP, 'N
Sync, hit the Top 10 on the LP charts).
November: 'N Sync teamed up with
Boysand others (as the
Bravo All Stars) for a charity single called
"Let The Music Hear Your Soul."
Proceeds from the single went to help autistic
and disabled children.
November: After several opening
performances for the Janet
Jackson tour, 'N Sync headlined their own
tour starting in Florida.
October: 'N Sync and their new
record label were sued for breach of contract to
the tune of $150 million. The boys had recently
left RCA Records for Jive Records. The boys also
fought back with a counterclaim against their
former manager with accusations of "robbing
us of our future" and "endangering our
October: 'N Sync could be heard on
Rosie O'Donnell's holiday LP, A
Rosie Christmas, on the duet "Love's In Our
Hearts On Christmas Day."
March 21: 'N Sync released No
Strings Attached. An unprecedented 4 million copies
of the LP was shipped to stores. LP sales broke
records with 1.1 million copies sold in 1 day and
2.4 million during the first week.
December 31: 'N Sync ended the year
with the top-selling LP of 2000 - No
Strings Attached sold 9.93 million copies in the
U.S. during the year and were the 2nd highest
money-earner on tour taking in over $76 million.
July: Timberlake addressed the
groups critics: "The truth is that it can be
tiresome to be continually blasted by critics
because we don't fit their preconceived notion of
what a 'credible' group is. I wonder if they
listen to our music before venturing an
July 24: 'N Sync released their
next LP, Celebrity - 10 of the songs on the
LP were written by Timberlake and Chasez.
August: 'N Sync had to perform in
Texas as a foursome due to Fatone being ill.
August: 'N Sync won 3 Teen Choice
Awards for Choice Single ("Pop"), Choice Album (Celebrity), and Choice Concert.
Timberlake also won for Choice Male Hottie.
August 4: 'N Sync topped the
Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for 2 weeks
August 11: 'N Sync topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 1 week with Celebrity. First week sales in the
U.S. were over 1.8 million copes sold (a tally
second only to their record-breaking week for No
August 18: 'N Sync hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Gone." Chasez described the song
"... about as raw as it gets. It's just us
and a beat-box, with just a tiny accent of
acoustic guitar and violin. That song is a proud
moment for us - it really shows how tight we are
as a group."
September: 'N Sync could be heard on
the All-Star Tribute benefit
(with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities).
October: The soundtrack for On
The Line was released with 2 new 'N Sync
tracks ("That Girl (Will Never Be
Mine)" and "Falling") as well as
Bass on the track "On The Line" and
Fatone on the track "Ready To Fall."
The movie starred Bass and Fatone and didn't do
well at the box-office.
October: 'N Sync performed in a
Washington, DC concert benefiting the 9/11 attack
November: 'N Sync gave a free
concert in Miami Beach, Florida to benefit
families of 9/11.
December 31: Celebrity was the 3rd best-selling
LP in the US during the year, selling 4.42
September: Bass' dreams of flying
into space were dashed when the Russian Space
Agency announced he wouldn't be flying to the
international space station in October. It is
believed the $20 million price tag for the flight
wasn't getting collected as quickly as needed.
December: Chasez contributed a solo
track to the soundtrack for Drumline. "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" is one of 4 tracks
Chasez worked on with producer Dallas Austin
speculating that a solo LP may be coming.
Released: November 10, 1998 US: 2x Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 7 Tracks: "Home For
Christmas" - "Under My Tree" -
"I Never Knew The Meaning Of
Christmas" - "Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays" - "The Christmas
Song" - "I Guess It's Christmas
Time" - "All I Want Is You This
Christmas" - "The First Noel"
- "In Love On Christmas" -
"It's Christmas" - "O Holy
Night" - "Love's In Our Hearts On
Christmas Day" - "The Only
Gift" - "Kiss Me At Midnight"
Released: March 21, 2000 US: 11x Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 1 (for 8
weeks) Tracks: "Bye
Gonna Be Me" - "Space
Cowboy" - "Just Got Paid" -
"It Makes Me Ill" - "This
I Promise You" - "No Strings
Attached" - "Digital Get Down"
- "Bringin' Da Noise" -
"That's When I'll Stop Loving You"
- "I'll Be Good For You" - "I
Thought She Knew"
Released: July 24, 2001 US: 5x Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 1 (for 1
week) Rolling Stone: - Entertainment
Weekly: B Tracks: "Pop" -
"Celebrity" - "The Game Is
Over" - "Girlfriend" - "The Two
Of Us" - "Gone" - "Tell Me,
Tell Me Baby" - "Up Against The
Wall" - "See Right Through
You" - "Selfish" - "Just
Don't Tell Me That" - "Something
Like You" - "Do Your Thing"
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.