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 40.

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Best R&B Performance

66th Grammy Awards
(February 4, 2024)

Coco Jones - 'What I Didn't Tell You'
Coco Jones

other nominees

Chris Brown - "Summer Too Hot"
Robert Glasper, SiR & Alex Isley - "Back To Love"
Coco Jones - "ICU"
Victoria Monet - "How Does It Make You Feel"
SZA - "Kill Bill"
65th Grammy Awards
(February 5 2023)

Muni Long - 'Public Displays Of Affection'
Muni Long
"Hrs & Hrs"

from the LP
Public Displays Of Affection

other nominees

Beyoncé - "Virgo's Groove"
Mary J. Blige & Anderson.Paak - "Here With Me"
Lucky Daye - "Over"
Jazmine Sullivan - "Hurt Me So Good"
64th Grammy Awards
(April 3, 2022)

Silk Sonic - 'An Evening With Silk Sonic'
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak)
"Leave The Door Open"

other nominees

Snoh Aalegra - "Lost You"
Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar & Giveon - "Peaches"
H.E.R. - "Damage"
Jazmine Sullivan - "Pick Up Your Feelings"
63rd Grammy Awards
(March 14, 2021)

Beyonce - 'Black Parade'
"Black Parade"

other nominees:

Jhene Aiko &
John Legend - "Lightning & Thunder"
Jacob Collier, Mahalia & Ty Dolla Sign - "All I Need"
Brittany Howard - "Goat Head"
Emily King - "See Me"
62nd Grammy Awards
(January 26, 2020)

Anderson.Paak - 'Ventura'
Anderson.Paak & Andre 300
“Come Home”

other nominees

Daniel Caesar &
Brandy - “Love Again”
H.E.R. & Bryson Tiller - “Could’ve Been”
Lizzo & Gucci Mane - “Exactly How I Feel”
Lucky Daye - “Roll Some Mo”
61st Grammy Awards
(February 10, 2019)

H.E.R. - 'H.E.R.'

H.E.R. & Daniel Caesar
"Best Part"

[ from the LP
H.E.R. ]

other nominees:

Toni Braxton - "Long As I Live"
The Carters - "Summer"
Lalah Hathaway - "Y O Y"
PJ Morton - "First Began"

60th Grammy Awards
(January 28, 2018)

Bruno Mars - '24K Magic'

Bruno Mars
"That's What I Like"

[ from the LP
24K Magic ]

other nominees:

Daniel Caesar & Kali Uchis - "Get You"
Kehlani - "Distraction"
Ledisi - "High"
SZA - "The Weekend"

59th Grammy Awards
(February 12, 2017)

Solange - 'A Seat At The Table'

"Cranes In The Sky"

[ from the LP
A Seat At The Table ]

other nominees:

BJ The Chicago Kid - "Turnin' Me Up"
Ro James - "Permission"
Musiq Soulchild - "I Do"
Rihanna - "Needed Me"

58th Grammy Awards
(February 15, 2016)

The Weeknd - 'Beauty Behind The Madness'

The Weeknd
"Earned It"

[ from the LP
Beauty Behind The Madness
and the
Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack ]

other nominees:

Tamar Braxton - "If I Don't Have You"
Andra Day - "Rise Up"
Hiatus Kaiyote - "Breathing Underwater"
Jeremih & J.Cole - "Planes"

57th Grammy Awards
(February 8, 2015)

Beyoncé - 'Beyoncé'

Beyoncé & Jay-Z
"Drunk In Love"

[ from the LP
Beyoncé ]

other nominees:

Chris Brown, Usher & Rick Ross - "New Flame"
Jennifer Hudson & R. Kelly - "It's Your World"
Ledisi - "Like This"
Usher - "Good Kisser"

56th Grammy Awards
(January 26, 2014)

Snarky Puppy - 'Family Dinner - Volume 1'

Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway

[ from the LP
Family Dinner - Volume 1 ]

other nominees:

Tamar Braxton - "Love And War"
Anthony Hamilton - "Best Of Me"
Hiatus Kaiyote & Q-Tip - "Nakamarra"
Miguel &
Kendrick Lamar - "How Many Drinks?"

55th Grammy Awards
(February 10, 2013)

Usher - 'Looking For Myself'


[ from the LP
Looking For Myself ]

other nominees:

Estelle - "Thank You"
Robert Glasper Experiment & Ledisi - "Gonna Be Alright"
Luke James - "I Want You"
Miguel - "Adorn"

54th Grammy Awards
(February 12, 2012)

Corinne Bailey Rae - 'The Love EP'

Corinne Bailey Rae
"Is This Love"

[ from the EP
The Love EP ]

other nominees:

Marsha Ambrosius - "Far Away"
Ledisi - "Pieces Of Me"
Kelly Price & Stokley - "Not My Daddy"
Charlie Wilson - "You Are"

starting with the 10th Grammy Awards in 1969, this category was split up into:
Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female, Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male, and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group until the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012

Best R&B Recording

10th Grammy Awards
(held February 29, 1968)

Aretha Franklin - 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You'

Aretha Franklin
[ from the LP
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ]

other nominees:

Joe Tex - "Skinny Legs And All"
Lou Rawls - "Dead End Street"
Otis Redding - "Try A Little Tenderness"
Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"

9th Grammy Awards
(March 2, 1967)

Ray Charles - 'Crying Time'

Ray Charles
"Crying Time"
[ from Crying Time ]

other nominees:

James Brown - "It's A Man's Man's World"
Lou Rawls - "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing"
Percy Sledge - "When A Man Loves A Woman"
Stevie Wonder - "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"

8th Grammy Awards
(March 15, 1966)

James Brown - 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'

James Brown
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
[ from Papa's Got A Brand New Bag ]

other nominees:

Sam Cooke - "Shake"
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars - "Shotgun"
The Temptations - "My GIrl"
Wilson Pickett - "In The Midnight Hour"

7th Grammy Awards
(April 13, 1965)

Nancy Wilson - 'How Glad I Am'

Nancy Wilson
"How Glad I Am"
[ from How Glad I Am ]

other nominees:

Sam Cooke - "Good TImes"
The Impressions - "Keep On Pushing"
Joe Tex - "Hold What You've Got"
The Supremes - "Baby Love"
Dionne Warwick - "Walk On By"

6th Grammy Awards
(May 12, 1964)

Ray Charles - 'Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul'

Ray Charles
[ from Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul ]

other nominees:

Sam Cooke - "Frankie & Johnny"
Barbara Lewis - "Hello Stranger"
Little Johnny Taylor - "Part Time Love"
Major Lance - "Hey Little GIrl"
Martha & The Vandellas - "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave"
Lenny Welch - "Since I Fell For You"

5th Grammy Awards
(May 15, 1963)

Ray Charles - 'Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music'

Ray Charles
"I Can't Stop Loving You"
[ from Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music ]

other nominees:

B. Bumble & The Stingers - "Nut Rocker"
Sam Cooke
- "Bring It On Home To Me"
Bobby Darin - "What'd I Sahy"
Little Eva - "The Loco-Motion"
Mel Torme - "Comin' Home Baby"

4th Grammy Awards
(May 29, 1962)

Ray Charles - 'Ray Charles' Greatest Hits'

Ray Charles
"Hit The Road Jack"
[ from Ray Charles' Greatest Hits ]

other nominees:

LaVerne Baker - "Saved"
Etta James - "The Fool That I Am"
Ernie K-Doe - "Mother-In-Law"
Jimmy Reed - "Bright Lights, Big City"

3rd Grammy Awards
(April 12, 1961)

Ray Charles - 'The Genius Of Ray Charles'

Ray Charles
"Let The Good Times Roll"
[ from The Genius Of Ray Charles ]

other nominees:

LaVerne Baker - "Shake A Hand"
Hank Ballard - "Finger Poppin' Time"
Bo Diddley - "Walkin' And Talkin'"
John Lee Hooker - Travelin'
Etta James - "All I Could Do Was Cry"
Muddy Waters - "Got My Mojo Working"
Jackie WIlson - "Lonely Teardrops"

2nd Grammy Awards
(November 29, 1959)

Dinah Washington - 'What A Diff'rence A Day Makes!'

Dinah Washington
"What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"
[ from What A Diff'rence A Day Makes! ]

other nominees:

Jesse Belvin - "Guess Who"
The Coasters - "Charlie Brown"
Nat King Cole - "Midnight Flyer"
Elvis Presley - "A Big Hunk O' Love"

1st Grammy Awards
(May 4, 1959)

The Champs - 'Go, Champs, Go!'

The Champs
[ from Go, Champs, Go! ]

other nominees:

Harry Belafonte -
Belafonte Sings The Blues
Nat King Cole - "Looking Back"
Early Grant - "The End"
Perez Prado - "Patricia"

(Note: Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out.)

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Pop Album of the Year Record of the Year Song of the Year Best New Artist
  Best Pop Vocal Performance Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  Best Pop Vocal Album Best Pop Instrumental Performance Best Pop Instrumental Album Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
  Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Best Dance Recording Best Electronic / Dance Album  
R&B Best R&B Performance Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  Best R&B Album Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Best R&B Song Best R&B Instrumental Performance
  Best Contemporary R&B Album Best Urban / Alternative Performance Best Urban Contemporary Album  
Country Best Country Vocal Performance - Female Best Country Vocal Performance - Male Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Best Country Song
  Best Country Album      
Rock & Alternative Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  Best Rock Song Best Rock Album Best Hard Rock Performance Best Metal Performance
  Best Rock Instrumental Performance Best Alternative Music Performance    
Rap Best Rap Solo Performance Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Best Rap Album Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Video Best Music Video, Short Form Best Music Video, Long Form

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