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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
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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2023 MTV VMAs

Doja Cat - "Attention" (Single)
Doja Cat
(Spencer Graves)
other nominees:

- "the film"
Blackpink - "Pink Venom"
Megan Thee Stallion - "Her"
Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste - "Candy Necklace"
SZA - "Shirt"
2022 MTV VMAs

Lil Nas X - 'Montero'
Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
"Industry Baby"
(Alex Delgado)
other nominees:

Adele - "Oh My God"
Doja Cat - "Get Into It (Yuh)"
Drake, Future & Young Thug - "Way 2 Sexy"
Megan Thee Stallion &
Dua Lipa - "Sweetest Pie"
Kacey Musgraves - "simple times"
2021 MTV VMAs

Saweetie featuring Doja Cat - "Best Friend" (Single)
Saweetie & Doja Cat
"Best Friend"
(Alec Contestabile)
other nominees:

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer - "Already"
Lady Gaga - "911"
Lil Nas X - "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"
Taylor Swift - "willow"
2020 MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus - 'She Is Coming'
Miley Cyrus
"Mother's Daughter"
(Christian Stone)
other nominees:

ASAP Rocky
- "Bubushka Boi"
Selena Gomez - "Boyfriend"
Dua Lipa - "Physical"
Harry Styles - "Adore You"
Taylor Swift - "Lover"
2019 MTV VMAs

Ariana Grande - 'thank u, next'
Ariana Grande
"7 rings"
(John Richoux)

BTS & Halsey - "Boy With Luv"
Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road" (remix)
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - "Senorita"
Taylor Swift - "You Need To Calm Down"
2018 MTV VMAs

The Carters (Beyoncé & Jay-Z) - 'Everything Is Love'
The Carters
Beyoncé & Jay-Z)
(Jan Houllevigue & The Louvre)
other nominees:

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
J. Cole - "ATM"
Janelle Monae - "Make Me Feel"
SZA - "The Weekend"
Taylor Swift - "Look What You Made Me Do"
2017 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar - 'DAMN.'
Kendrick Lamar
(Spencer Graves)
other nominees:

DJ Khaled
Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"
Bruno Mars - "24K Magic"
Katy Perry & Migos - "Bon Appetit"
The Weeknd - "Reminder"
2016 MTV VMAs

David Bowie - 'Blackstar'
David Bowie
other nominees:

Adele - "Hello"
Beyoncé - "Hold Up"
Drake - "Hotline Bling"
Fergie - "M.I.L.F. $"
2015 MTV VMAs

Snoop Dogg - 'Bush'
Snoop Dogg
"So Many Pros"
(Michel Gondry)
other nominees:

Chemical Brothers
- "Go"
Skrillex, Diplo &
Justin Bieber - "Where Are U Now"
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"
Jack White - "Would You Fight For My Love?"
2014 MTV VMAs

Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
Arcade Fire
other nominees:

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX - "Fancy"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon - "Turn Down For What"
Eminem - "Rap God"
Tyler, The Creator - "Tamale"
2013 MTV VMAs

Janelle Monae - 'The Electric Lady'
Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu
(Veronica Logsdon)

[from the LP
The Electric Lady]
other nominees:

- "Tesselate"
Capital Cities
- "Safe And Sound"
Lana Del Rey - "National Anthem"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Up In The Air"
2012 MTV VMAs

Katy Perry - 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection'
Katy Perry
"Wide Awake"

(Benji Bamps)
[from the LP
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection]
other nominees:
Lana Del Rey
- "Born To Die"
Drake featuring Rihanna - "Take Care"
Of Monsters & Men
- "Little Talks"
Regina Spektor - "All The Rowboats"
2011 MTV VMAs

Adele - '21'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
"Rolling In The Deep"
(Nathan Parker)

[ from the LP
21 ]
other nominees:
Death Cab For Cutie
- "You Are A Tourist" (Nick Gould, Tim Nackashi & Anthony Maitz)
Lady Gaga - "Judas" (Amy Danger)
Katy Perry & Kanye West - "E.T." (Jason Fijal)
Kanye West - "Power" (Babak Radboy)
2010 MTV VMAs
Florence + The Mechanics - 'Lungs'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Florence + The Machine
"Dog Days Are Over"

Lungs ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé & Lady Gaga - "Video Phone"
Eminem - "Not Afraid"
Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"
30 Seconds To Mars - "Kings And Queens"
2009 MTV VMAs
Lady GaGa - The Fame
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Lady Gaga

[ from the LP
The Fame ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
Gnarls Barkley - "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
Britney Spears - "Circus"
2008 MTV VMAs
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Gnarls Barkley
(Happy/Kells Jesse)
[from The Odd Couple ]
other nominees:
- "Electric Feel" (Sophie Kosofsky)
Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl" (Benji Bamps)
Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Marcelle Gravel)
White Stripes - "Conquest" (David Fitzpatrick)
category not awarded in 2007
2006 MTV VMAs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"

Stadium Arcadium ]
other nominees:
- "Testify"
Panic! At The Disco - "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
10 Years - "Wasteland"
Shakira - "Hips Don't Lie"
2005 MTV VMAs
Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Gwen Stefani
"What You Waiting For?"
(Zach Mathews)

Love, Angel, Music, Baby ]
other nominees:
Green Day - "American Idiot"
The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"
System Of A Down - "B.Y.O.B."
White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
2004 MTV VMAs
OutKast - Speakerboxxxx: The Love Below
"Hey Ya!"
(Eric Beachamp)

[ from
Speakerboxxxx: The Love Below ]
other nominees:
Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"
No Doubt - "It's My Life"
Steriogram - "Walkie Talkie Man"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
2003 MTV VMAs
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
"There There"
(Chris Hopewell)

[ from
Hail To The Thief ]
other nominees:
Johnny Cash - "Hurt"
Missy Elliott - "Work It"
Jennifer Lopez - "I'm Glad"
Queens Of The Stone Age - "Go With The Flow"
2002 MTV VMAs
Coldplay - Parachutes
(Tim Hope)

[ from
Parachutes ]
other nominees:
Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris & Trina - "One Minute Man"
Elton John - "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore"
Quarashi - "Stick 'Em Up"
2001 MTV VMAs
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
Fatboy Slim
"Weapon Of Choice"
(Val Wilt)

[ from
Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Jaded"
Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink - "Lady Marmalade"
2000 MTV VMAs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
(Colin Strause)

[ from
Californication ]
other nominees:
Filter - "Take A Picture"
Macy Gray - "Do Something"
Supergrass - "Pumping On Your Stereo"
1999 MTV VMAs
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
"Doo Wop (That Thing)"
(Gideon Ponte)

[ from
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill ]
other nominees:
Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"
Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson - "What's It Gonna Be"
Garbage - "Special"
Korn - "Freak on a Leash"
TLC - "No Scrubs"
1998 MTV VMAs
Björk - Homogenic
(Donovan Davidson)

[ from
Homogenic ]
other nominees:
Death In Vegas - "Dirt"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
Garbage - "Push It"
1997 MTV VMAs
Beck - Odelay
"The New Pollution"
(K. K. Barrett)

[ from
Odelay ]
other nominees:
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"
Marilyn Manson - "The Beautiful People"
Nine Inch Nails - "The Perfect Drug"
1996 MTV VMAs
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Smashing Pumpkins
"Tonight, Tonight"
(K.K. Barrett & Wayne White)
[ from Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ]
other nominees:
Björk - "It's Oh So Quiet"
The Cranberries - "Salvation"
R.E.M. - "Tongue"
1995 MTV VMAs
Michael Jackson - HIStory Past Present And Future
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson
(Tom Foden)

[ from
HIStory Past Present And Future ]
other nominees:
Madonna - "Take A Bow"
Jill Sobule - "I Kissed A Girl"
TLC - "Waterfalls"
1994 MTV VMAs
Nirvana - In Utero
"Heart-Shaped Box"

(Bernadette Disanto)
[ from In Utero ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Amazing"
Björk - "Human Behavior"
Nine Inch Nails - "Closer"
1993 MTV VMAs
Madonna - Erotica
(Jan Peter Flack)

[ from
Erotica ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Livin' On The Edge"
Faith No More - "A Small Victory"
Lenny Kravitz -"Are You Gonna Go My Way"
k.d. lang -"Constant Craving"
R.E.M. - "Man On The Moon"
Sting - "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"
1992 MTV VMAs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Give It Away"
(Nick Goodman)

Blood Sugar Sex Magik ]
other nominees:
Guns N' Roses - "November Rain"
Sir Mix-A-Lott - "Baby Got Back"
Rod Stewart - "Broken Arrow"
1991 MTV VMAs
R.E.M. - Out Of Time
"Losing My Religion"
(Jose Montana)

[ from
Out Of Time ]
other nominees:
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - "Mama Help Me"
C+C Music Factory - "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..."
Faith No More - "Falling To Pieces"
Janet Jackson - "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"
Jellyfish - "The King Is Half Undressed"
George Michael - "Freedom"
1990 MTV VMAs
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
The B-52's
"Love Shack"
(Martin Lasowitz)

Cosmic Thing ]
other nominees:
Aerosmith - "Janie's Got A Gun"
Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start The Fire"
Madonna - "Vogue"
1989 MTV VMAs
Madonna - Like A Prayer
"Express Yourself"
(Vance Lorenzini)

[ from
Like A Prayer ]
other nominees:
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Debbie Gibson - "Electric Youth"
INXS - "New Sensation"
Michael Jackson - "Leave Me Alone"
Jody Watley - "Real Love"
1988 MTV VMAs
(Jim Francis & Dave Barton)

Babylon And On ]
other nominees:
George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"
INXS - "Need You Tonight / Mediate"
George Michael - "Faith"
Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love"
1987 MTV VMAs
Peter Gabriel - So
Peter Gabriel
(Stephen Johnson, Stephen Quay & Tim Quay)

[ from
So ]
other nominees:
Breakfast Club - "Right On Track"
Genesis - "Land Of Confusion"
Madonna - "Open Your Heart"
Paul Simon - "Boy In The Bubble"
1986 MTV VMAs
ZZ Top - Afterburner
ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"
(Ron Cobb)

[ from
Afterburner ]
other nominees:
a-ha - "Take On Me"
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Honeymoon Suite - "Feel It Again"
1985 MTV VMAs
Don Henley - 'Building The Perfect Beast'
Don Henley
"The Boys Of Summer"
(Bryan Jones)

[ from
Building The Perfect Beast ]
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Run To You"
Peter Brown - "Zie Zie Won't Danc"
Culture Club - "It's A Miracle"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
1984 MTV VMAs
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
Herbie Hancock

[ from
Future Shock ]
other nominees:
The Cars - "You Might Think"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Queen - "Radio Ga-Ga"
The Police - "Every Breath You Take"
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