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
Justin Randal Timberlake, born
January 31, 1981 in Tennessee, had monumental
success as a member of 'N Sync and continued that success
as a solo artist in 2002. Prior to 'N Sync, Timberlake appeared on Star
Search and member of The
New Mickey Mouse Club.
September: A fan of Timberlake was
killed was killed in California by a hit and run
driver who allegedly intentionally backed his car
into a crowd that was waiting to see Timberlake
appear at a radio station promotion. A few weeks
later, Timberlake reacted to the tragedy by
announcing he would write and produce a public
service announcement against drunk driving.
November 5: Timberlake released his
first solo LP - Justified. Timberlake co-wrote all
the tracks on the LP. He said of the LP: "I
wanted to do something new that was just
completely me. I had been so personally drained
from the past 6 months and that made the emotion
from the record much more real." Justified sold over 439,000 copies
in its first week of release in the US.
November 19: Timberlake broke his foot
while rehearsing and had to cancel a few weeks of
July 30: Timberlake performed at a
SARS benefit concert in Toronto to a heavily
rock-oriented crowd who didn't appreciate his
appearance and responded with booing and throwing
objects on state. Timberlake later returned to
the stage when the Rolling
Stones asked him to help out with their
classic "Miss You."
December 25: Timberlake graced the
cover of Rolling Stone for the 3rd time
December 31: Readers of Rolling
named Timberlake's Justifiedas the Best Album
of the year and Timberlake as Artist of the Year,
Best Male Performer, and Best Tour. Critics named
Timberlake the Best Male Performer.
February 1: Timberlake performed at
the Half-time Show for Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Timberlake was joined on "Rock Your Body" by Janet Jackson - at the end of the song,
Timberlake reached over to tear off a portion of
Janet's costume, resulting in Janet flashing a
breast to over 90 million viewers on live TV.
Controversy over the move soon erupted with the
NFL and CBS being outraged at MTV (who produced
the segment) and the performers. The question was
- was it intentional or a mistake. Janet released
a statement the following day: "The decision
to have a costume reveal at the end of my
halftime show performance was made after final
rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it. It
was not my intention that it go as far as it did.
I apologize to anyone offended including the
audience, MTV, CBS, and the NFL." Timberlake
had also previously stated the incident was a
September 30: Timberlake topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Top Digital
Albums chart for 1 week, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop
Albums chart for 2 weeks with FutureSex
/ LoveSounds. The LP sold over 684,000 copies
its first week of release in the US.
September 30: Timberlake topped the
Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for 4 weeks and
Dance Airplay chart for 3 weeks with "SexyBack."
October 28: Timberlake topped the
Billboard Dance Club Songs chart for 1 week with
November 11: Timberlake topped the
Billboard Hot 100 chart for 3 weeks, Pop 100
chart for 3 weeks, Hot 100 Airplay chart for 5
weeks, Digital Tracks chart for 3 weeks, and
Digital Songs chart for 2 weeks with T.I.with
March 3: Timberlake topped the
Billboard Hot 100 chart for 1 week, Pop 100 chart
for 3 weeks, Digital Songs chart for 1 week, and
Digital Tracks chart for 1 week with "What Goes Around... Comes Around."
April 21: Timberlake topped the
Billboard Hot 100 chart for 2 weeks, Pop 100
chart for 2 weeks, Digital Tracks chart for 2
weeks, and Digital Songs chart for 2 weeks
helping out Timbaland and Nelly Furtadowith
"Give It To Me."
September 20: Timberlake won his second
Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performance in a
Comedy Series for his work hosting Saturday
Night Live. He is also the first host of the
show to ever be awarded with an Emmy.
April 6: Justin topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 3 weeks,
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 10 weeks, Top
R&B Albums chart for 14 weeks, and Digital
Albums chart for 1 week with The
20/20 Experience. The LP sold over 968,000 copies
its first week of release in the U.S.
October 19: Justin topped the
Billboard 200 LP chart for 1 week,
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 1 week, R&B
Albums chart for 7 weeks, and Digital Albums
chart for 1 week with The
20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2. The LP sold over 350,000
copies its first week of release in the US.
December 31: Timberlake topped the Billboard 2013
Year-End Chart-Toppers chart as the Top Pop
Billboard 200 Album Artist, Top Pop Billboard 200
Album Artist - Male, Top Pop Digital Album
Artist, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Top
R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Male, Top
R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist, and Top R&B
Albums Artist, and with the Top Pop Billboard 200
Album, Top Pop Digital Album, Top R&B/Hip-Hop
Album, and Top R&B Album (The
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.