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
Gotye, born Wouter
"Wally" De Backer on May 21, 1980, is a
Belgian-born Australian. Rolling Stone
described his sound as "...buzzy garage funk
to psychedelic neo-exotica to electro Motown. The
result: ingenious, oddly touching, refreshingly
emphatic bedroom pop..." Gotye grew up in
Australia with a strong interest in music and
various instruments. Gotye is also involved with
the Australian trio The Basics.
Gotye achieved worldwide success with his
single "Somebody That I Used To Know" - first gaining
airplay over-seas and then having an intriguing
video associated with it that gained notice in
February: Gotye released Boardface and recorded a few LPs and
EPs with the Australian trio The Basics.
August 19: Gotye released Making
Mirrors. The LP hit #1 in Australia and
Poland, and the Top 10 in the US, Austria,
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Holland,
Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Scotland, Switzerland, and the UK.
April 28: Gotye topped the
Billboard Hot 100 chart for 8 weeks and Digital
Songs chart for 4 weeks with Kimbra with "Somebody That I Used To Know." The song also
topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium,
Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden,
and the UK.
Released: February, 2003 Tracks: "Out Here In The
Cold" - "True To You" -
"The Only Thing I Know" -
"Wonder Why You Want Her" -
"What Do You Want?" - "Out Of
My Mind" - "Here In This
Place" - "Waiting For You" -
"Loath To Refuse" - "Noir
Excursion" - "Baby" -
"Board With This Game"
Released: May 21, 2006 Tracks: "Like Drawing
Blood" - "The Only Way" -
"Hearts A Mess" - "Coming
Back" - "Thanks For Your Time"
- "Learnaliligivinanlovin" -
"Puzzle With A Piece Missing" -
"Seven Hours With A Backsteat
Driver" - "The Only Thing I
Know" - "Night Drive" -
"Worn Out Blue"
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.