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
actually my least favorite kind of music,
because it lacks real depth." - Christina
Christina Maria Aguilera was born
December 18, 1980 in New York and later raised in
Pennsylvania. The urge to entertain came early
for Christina with an appearance on TV's Star
Search at age 9, talent shows and special
singing engagements, and as a member of the
member of The
New Mickey Mouse Clubby age 12. When
Christina was 14 she toured Japan after dueting
with Japanese singer, Keizo Nakanishi, on
"All I Wanna Do." But childhood and
emerging stardom didn't come easy for Christina.
Her childhood included a traumatic family life
and Christina was often subjected to threats and
vandalism at her home from other peers and
families jealous of her participation in local
talent shows - eventually resulting in the family
June 2: : Christina made the
cross-over to eventual stardom with a request to
audition and then sing the track
"Reflection" for the Disney film Mulan - a Top 20 Adult
Contemporary hit. Christina got a record deal
from RCA Records.
February 23: Christina bested fellow
teen sensation, Britney
Spears, by taking home the Best New Artist award at the Grammy Awards(and
saying on-stage: "Oh my God, you guys. I
seriously do not have a speech prepared
whatsoever. I'm shaking right now." She was
also nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Genie In A Bottle"). Backstage,
Christina said "I wasn't expecting it at
all, just like I wasn't expecting the
nomination." Christina said at the Grammys:
"I really want to try to take pop a little
deeper than it is right now. I want to show
people other areas of myself that they may not be
familiar with. I really want to be seen as a
September 12: Christina released her
Spanish-language LP, Mi
Reflego. The LP featured 5 Spanish versions
of previously released material from her debut LP
and 5 original tracks. Mi
Reflego topped the Billboard Latin 50
Albums chart for 19 weeks.
September 13: Christina was nominated
for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance ("Genio Atrapado").
October: Christina toured South
America, Mexico, and Puerto Rico in the fall.
October: Christina topped the
Billboard Latin Tracks chart with "Ven
Conmigo (Solamente Tu)" for 2 weeks.
October 29: Christina released her
next LP, Stripped which sold over 330,000
copies its first week of release in the US. She
said of the LP to Rolling Stone:
"This record is definitely my baby. Being 21
now, I've grown into more of what I feel like as
a woman... I wanted to make a record that was
about me completely. Nothing superficial, no
hype, no gloss."
November 14: Christina graced the
cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing
but a guitar and black boots.
October 9: Christina topped the
Billboard Dance Club Play Songs chart for 1 week
with "You Lost Me."
November 22: Christina could be seen
in the film Burlesque and on the Burlesque soundtrack on the tracks
"Something's Got A Hold On Me,"
"Tough Lover," "But I Am A Good
Girl," "Guy What Takes His Time,"
"Express," "Bound To You,"
"Show Me How You Burlesque," and
"The Beautiful People."
Released: September 12, 2000 US: 3x Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 27 Grammy Nominee: Best Pop Latin Album Entertainment
Weekly: C Tracks: "Genio
Atrapado" - "Falsas
Esperanzas" - "El Beso Del
Final" - "Pero Me Acuerdo De
Ti" - "Ven Conmigo (Solamente
Tu)" - "Si No Te Hubiera
Conocido" - "Contigo En La
Distancia" - "Cuango No Es
Contigo" - "Por Siempre Tu" -
"Una Mujer" - "Mi
Released: October 24, 2000 US: Platinum Billboard Top
peak: # 28 Entertainment
Weekly: C Tracks: "Christmas
Time" - "This Year" -
"Have Yourself A Merry Little
Christmas" - "Angels We Have Heard
On High" - "Merry Christmas,
Baby" - "O Holy Night" -
"These Are Special Times" -
"This Christmas" - "The
Christmas Song" - "Xtina's
Xmas" - "The Christmas Song"
Released: August 21, 2001 Billboard Top
peak: # 71 Entertainment
Weekly: D Tracks: "Just Be
Free" - "By Your Side" -
"Move It" (Dance Mix) - "Our
Day Will Come" - "Believe Me"
- "Make Me Happy" - "Dream A
Dream" - "Move It" - "The
Way You Talk To Me" - "Running Out
Of Time" - "Believe Me" (Dance
Mix) - "Just Be Free" (Spanish)
Released: June 8, 2010 US: Gold Billboard Top
peak: # 3 Rolling Stone: - - Entertainment
Weekly: C Tracks: "Bionic" -
"Not Myself Tonight" -
"Woohoo" - "Elastic Love"
- "Desnudate" - "Love &
Glamour" (Intro) - "Glam" -
"Prima Donna" - Morning
Dessert" - "Sex For Breakfast"
- "Lift Me Up" - "My
Heart" (Intro) - "All I Need"
- "I Am" - "You Lost Me"
- "I Hate Boys" - "My
Girls" - Vanity" - "Monday
Morning" - "Bobblehead" -
"Birds Of Prey" - "Stronger
Than Ever" - "I Am (Stripped)"
Released: November 13, 2012 US: Gold Billboard Top
peak: # 7 Rolling Stone: - - Entertainment
Weekly: C- Tracks: "Lotus
(Intro)" - "Army Of Me" -
"Red Hot Kinda Lover" - "Make
The World Move" (featuring Cee Lo Green)
- "Your Body" - "Let
There Be Love" - "Sing For Me"
- "Blank Page" - "Cease
Fire" - "Around The World" -
"Circles" - "Best Of Me"
- "Just A Fool" (with Blake
Shelton) - "Light Up The Sky" -
Empty Words" - "Shut Up" -
"Your Body" (Martin Garrix
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.