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We have ranked the pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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2023 MTV VMAs

Ice Spice other nominees:

Peso Pluma
Renee Rapp
2022 MTV VMAs

Dove Cameron - "Boyfriend" (Single)
Dove Cameron other nominees:

Baby Keem
2021 MTV VMAs

Olivia Rodrigo - "Sour"
Olivia Rodrigo other nominees:

The Kid Laroi
Polo G
2020 MTV VMAs

Doja Cat - "Say So" (Single)
Doja Cat other nominees:

Lewis Capaldi
Jack Harlow
Tate McRae
Roddy Ricch
2019 MTV VMAs

Billie Eilish - 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?'
Billie Eilish other nominees:

Ava Max
Lil Nas X
2018 MTV VMAs

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin - "I Like It" (Single)
Cardi B other nominees:

Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert
2017 MTV VMAs

Khalid - 'American Teen'
Khalid other nominees:

Noah Cyrus
Kodak Black
Julia Michaels
Young M.A.
2016 MTV VMAs

DNCE - "Cake By The Ocean" (Single)
DNCE other nominees:

Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson
Bryson Tiller
2012 MTV VMAs

One Direction - 'Up All Night'
One Direction
"What Makes You Beautiful"

[from the LP
Up All Night]
other nominees:
Fun. featuring Janelle Monae - "We Are Young"
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"
The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
2011 MTV VMAs

Tyler, The Creator - 'Goblin'
mp3 Available at
Tyler, The Creator

Goblin ]
other nominees:
Big Sean
- "My Last"
Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black & Yellow"
2010 MTV VMAs
Justin Bieber - 'My World 2.0'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Justin Bieber & Ludacris

My World 2.0 ]
other nominees:
Justin Bieber & Ludacris - "Baby"
Broken Bells
- "The Ghost Inside"
Jason Derulo - "In My Head"
Kesha - "Tik Tok"
Nicki Minaj - "Massive Attack"
2009 MTV VMAs
Lady GaGa - The Fame
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Lady Gaga
"Poker Face"

[ from the LP
The Fame ]
other nominees:
Drake - "Best I Ever Had"
Kid Cudi - "Day 'N Nite"
Asher Roth - "I Love College"
3OH!3 - "Don't Trust Me"
2008 MTV VMAs
Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel
"Ready, Set, Go!"

Scream ]
other nominees:
Miley Cyrus - "7 Things"
Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"
Jordin Sparks - "No Air"
Taylor Swift - "Teardrops On My Guitar"
2007 MTV VMAs
Gym Class Heroes - As Cruel As School Children
Gym Class Heroes other nominees:
Lily Allen
Peter Bjorn & John
Carrie Underwood
Amy Winehouse
2006 MTV VMAs
Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold
"Bat Country"

City Of Evil ]
other nominees:
Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
Chris Brown - "Run It"
Panic! At The Disco - "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Rihanna - "S.O.S."
2005 MTV VMAs
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"

Hot Fuss ]
other nominees:
Ciara - "1, 2 Step"
The Game - "Dreams"
John Legend - "Ordinary People"
My Chemical Romance - "Helena"
2004 MTV VMAs
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
Maroon 5
"This Love"

[ from
Songs About Jane ]
other nominees:
The Darkness - "I Believe In A Thing Called Love"
Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
JoJo - "Leave (Get Out)"
Kanye West featuring Syleen Johnson - "All Falls Down"
Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"
2003 MTV VMAs
50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
50 Cent
"In Da Club"

[ from
Get Rich Or Die Tryin' ]
other nominees:
All-American Rejects - "Swing Swing"
Kelly Clarkson - "Miss Independent"
Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
Sean Paul - "Get Busy"
Simple Plan - "Addicted"
2002 MTV VMAs
Avril Lavigne - Let Go
Avril Lavigne

[ from
Let Go ]
other nominees:
Ashanti - "Foolish"
B2K - "Uh Huh"
John Mayer - "No Such Thing"
Puddle Of Mudd - "Blurry"
2001 MTV VMAs
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor
Alicia Keys

[ from
Songs In A Minor ]
other nominees:
Coldplay - "Yellow"
Sum 41 - "Fatlip"
Nikka Costa - "Like A Feather"
David Gray - "Babylon"
2000 MTV VMAs
Macy Gray - On How Life Is
Macy Gray
"I Try"

[ from
On How Life Is ]
other nominees:
Christina Aguilera - "What A Girl Wants"
Papa Roach - "Last Resort"
Pink - "There U Go"
Sisqo - "Thong Song"
1999 MTV VMAs
Eminem - Slim Shady
"My Name Is"

[ from
Slim Shady ]
other nominees:
Kid Rock - "Bawitdba"
Jennifer Lopez - "If You Had My Love"
'N Sync - "Tearin' Up My Heart"
Britney Spears - "Baby One More Time"
1998 MTV VMAs
Natalie Imbruglia - Left Of The Middle
Natalie Imbruglia

[ from
Left Of The Middle ]
other nominees:
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - "Zoot Suit Riot"
Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"
Fastball - "The Way"
Mase - "Feel So Good"
1997 MTV VMAs
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Fiona Apple
"Sleep To Dream"

[ from
Tidal ]
other nominees:
Meredith Brooks - "Bitch"
Hanson - "MmmBop"
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"
The Wallflowers - "One Headlight"
1996 MTV VMAs
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette

[ from
Jagged Little Pill ]
other nominees:
Tracy Bonham - "Mother Mother"
Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
Jewel - "Who Will Save Your Soul"
1995 MTV VMAs
Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Hootie & The Blowfish
"Hold My Hand"

[ from
Cracked Rear View Mirror ]
other nominees:
Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye"
Des'ree - "You Gotta Be"
Filter - "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
Portishead - "Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)"
1994 MTV VMAs
Counting Crows - August And Everything After
Counting Crows
"Mr. Jones"

[ from
August And Everything After ]
other nominees:
Beck - "Loser"
Björk - "Human Behavior"
Green Day - "Longview"
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - "Stay (I Missed You)"
Me'Shell NdegéOcello - "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)"
1993 MTV VMAs
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Stone Temple Pilots

[ from
Core ]
other nominees:
Tasmin Archer - "Sleeping Satellite"
Belly - "Feed The Tree"
Porno For Pyros - "Pets"
1992 MTV VMAs
Nirvana - Nevermind
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

Nevermind ]
other nominees:
Arrested Development - "Tennessee"
Cracker - "Teen Angst"
Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years"
1991 MTV VMAs
Jesus Jones - Doubt
Jesus Jones
"Right Here, Right Now"

Doubt ]
other nominees:
C+C Music Factory - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart"
Gerardo - "Rico Suave"
Seal - "Crazy"
1990 MTV VMAs
Michael Penn - March
Michael Penn
"No Myth"

March ]
other nominees:
Bell Biv Devoe - "Poisin"
Jane Child - "Don't Want To Fall In Love"
Black Crowes - "Jealous Again"
Lenny Kravitz - "Let Love Rule"
Alannah Myles - "Black Velvet"
Lisa Stansfield - "All Around The World"
1989 MTV VMAs
Living Colour - Vivid
Living Colour
"Cult Of Personality"

Vivid ]
other nominees:
Paula Abdul - "Straight Up"
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - "What I Am"
Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance"
1988 MTV VMAs
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Guns N' Roses
"Welcome To The Jungle"

Appetite For Destruction ]
other nominees:
Godfathers - "Birth, School, Work, Death"
Buster Poindexter - "Hot, Hot, Hot"
Swing Out Sister - "Breakout"
Jody Watley - "Some Kind Of Lover"
1987 MTV VMAs
Crowded House LP
Crowded House
"Don't Dream It's Over"

Crowded House ]
other nominees:
Robert Cray Band - "Smoking Gun"
Georgia Satellites
- "Keep Your Hands To Youself"
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - "The Way It Is"
Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"
1986 MTV VMAs
a-ha - Hunting High And Low
"Take On Me"

Hunting High And Low ]
other nominees:
The Hooters - "And We Danced"
Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know"
Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls"
Simply Red - "Holding Back The Years"
1985 MTV VMAs
'til tuesday - 'Voices Carry'
'til tuesday
"Voices Carry"

Voices Carry ]
other nominees:
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - "Two Tribes"
Julian Lennon - "Valotte"
Sade - "Smooth Operator"
Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
1984 MTV VMAs
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)"

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ]
other nominees:
Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"
Madonna - "Borderline"
Wang Chang - "Dance Hall Days"
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