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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

"Pink Venom"
(Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung & Taryn Cheng)
other nominees:

Dua Lipa - "Dance The Night"
Jonas Brothers - "Waffle House"
Megan Thee Stallion - "Her"
Panic! At The Disco - "Middle Of A Breakup"
Sam Smith & Kim Petras - "Unholy"
2022 MTV VMAs

Doja Cat - 'Planet Her'
Doja Cat
(Cortland Brown)
other nominees:

BTS - "Permission To Dance"
FKA twigs &
The Weeknd - "Tears In The Club"
Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - "Industry Baby"
Normani & Cardi B - "Wild Side"
Harry Styles - "As It Was"
2021 MTV VMAs

Harry Styles - 'Fine Line'
Harry Styles
"Treat People With Kindness"
(Paul Roberts)
other nominees:

BTS - "Butter"
Foo Fighters - "Shame Shame"
Ariana Grande - "34+35"
Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"
Marshmello &
Halsey - "Be Kind"
2020 MTV VMAs

BTS - 'Map Of The Soul: 7'
(Michael Merriman)
other nominees:

& Natti Natasha - "Honey Boo"
DaBaby - "Bop"
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande - "Rain On Me"
Dua Lipa - "Physical"
Normani - "Motivation"
2019 MTV VMAs

Rosalia, J Balvin & El Guincho
"Con Altura"
(Charm La'Donna)
other nominees:

BTS & Halsey - "Boy With Luv"
FKA Twigs - "Cellophane"
LSD - "No New Friends"
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - "Senorita"
Solange - "Almeda"
2018 MTV VMAs

Childish Gambino - "This Is America" (Single)
Childish Gambino
"This Is America"
(Sherrie Silver)
other nominees:

Camila Cabello & Young Thug - "Havana"
The Carters (
Beyoncé & Jay-Z) - "Apesh**"
Dua Lipa - "IDGAF"
Bruno Mars & Cardi B - "Finesse"
Justin Timberlake - "Filthy"
2017 MTV VMAs

Kanye West - 'The Life Of Pablo'
Kanye West
(Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Matthew Pastersia, Jae Blaze & Derek Watkins)
other nominees:

Fifth Harmony
& Gucci Mane - "Down"
Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - "Side To Side"
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble."
Sia - "The Greatest"
2016 MTV VMAs

Beyoncé - 'Lemonade'
other nominees:

Beyoncé - "Sorry"
Missy Elliott & Pharrell - "WTF (Where They From)"
FKA Twigs - "M3LL155X"
Florence + The Machine - "Delilah"
2015 MTV VMAs

OK Go - 'Hungry Ghosts'
"I Won't Let You Down"
(OK Go, air:man & Mori Harano)
other nominees:

Beyoncé - "7/11"
Chet Faker - "Gold"
Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me"
Ed Sheeran - "Don't"
2014 MTV VMAs

Sia - '1000 Forms Of Fear'
other nominees:

Beyoncé - "Partition"
Jason Derulo & 2 Chainz - "Talk Dirty"
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good"
Kiesza - "Hideaway"
Usher - "Good Kisser"
2013 MTV VMAs

Bruno Mars - 'Unorthodox Jukebox'
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars)
[from the LP
Unorthodox Jukebox]
other nominees:

Chris Brown - "Fine China"
Ciara - "Body Party"
Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - "Live It Up" & Justin Bieber - "#thatPOWER"
2012 MTV VMAs

Chris Brown - 'Fortune'
Chris Brown
"Turn Up The Music"

(Anwar "Flii" Burton)
[from the LP
other nominees:
Avicii - "Levels"
Beyoncé - "Countdown"
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull - "Dance Again"
Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"
2011 MTV VMAs
Beyonce - '4'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
"Run The World (Girls)"
(Frank Gatson)

[ from the LP
4 ]
other nominees:
Lady Gaga - "Judas" (Laurieann Gibson)
LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem" (Hokuto Konishi)
Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song" (Bruno Mars & Poreotics)
Britney Spears - "Till The World Ends" (Brian Friedman)
2010 MTV VMAs
Lady Gaga - 'The Fame Monster'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
Lady Gaga
"Bad Romance"
(Laurie Ann Gibson)

The Fame Monster ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé & Lady Gaga - "Video Phone"
Lady Gaga & Beyoncé- "Telephone"
Janelle Monae &
Big Boi - "Tightrope"
Usher & - "OMG"
2009 MTV VMAs
Beyonce - I Am... Sasha Fierce
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"

[ from the LP I Am... Sasha Fierce ]
other nominees:
Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake - "Love Sex Magic"
Kristinia DeBarge - "Goodbye"
A.R. Rahman &
Pussycat Dolls - "Jai Ho!"
Britney Spears - "Circus"
2008 MTV VMAs
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Gnarls Barkley
(Mikey Rooney)
[from The Odd Couple ]
other nominees:
Adele - "Chasing Pavements" (Marguerite Derricks)
Chris Brown - "Forever" (Tone & Rich)
Chris Brown - "Kiss Kiss" (Flii Stylz)
Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Robin Antin / Mikey Minden)
2007 MTV VMAs
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake
"My Love"
(Marty Kudelka)

[ from
FutureSex / LoveSounds ]
other nominees:
Beyoncé & Shakira - "Beautiful Liar" (Frank Gatson)
Chris Brown - "Wall To Wall" (Rich & Tone & Flii Styles)
Ciara - "Like A Boy" (Jamaica Craft)
Eve - "Tambourine" (Tahesha Scott)
2006 MTV VMAs
Shakira - Oral Fixation, Vol. 2
"Hips Don't Lie"

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 ]
other nominees:
Christina Aguilera - "Ain't No Other Man"
Madonna - "Hung Up"
Pussycat Dolls - "Buttons"
Sean Paul - "Temperature"
2005 MTV VMAs
Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"

(Kishaya Dudley)
Love, Angel, Music, Baby ]
other nominees:
Amerie - "1 Thing"
Missy Elliott - "Lose Control"
Jennifer Lopez - "Get Right"
My Chemical Romance - "Helena"
2004 MTV VMAs
Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk
Black Eyed Peas
"Hey Mama"
(Fatima Robinson)

[ from
Elephunk ]
other nominees:
Missy Elliott - "I'm Really Hot"
Beyoncé Knowles - "Naughty Girl"
Sean Paul - "Like Glue"
Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil' Jon - "Yeah!"
2003 MTV VMAs
Beyoncé Knowles - Dangerously In Love
Beyoncé Knowles featuring Jay-Z
"Crazy In Love"
(Frank Gatson, Jr.)

[ from
Dangerously In Love ]
other nominees:
Christina Aguilera - "Dirrty"
Jennifer Lopez - "I'm Glad"
Mya - "My Love Is Like... Wo"
Justin Timberlake - "Rock Your Body"
2002 MTV VMAs
Kylie Minogue - Fever
Kylie Minogue
"Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
(Michael Rooney)

[ from
Fever ]
other nominees:
Mary J. Blige - "Family Affair"
Britney Spears - "I'm A Slave 4 U"
Usher - "U Don't Have To Call"
2001 MTV VMAs
Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
Fatboy Slim
"Weapon Of Choice"
(Michael Rooney)

[ from
Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ]
other nominees:
Madonna - "Don't Tell Me"
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink - "Lady Marmalade"
Janet Jackson - "All For You"
2000 MTV VMAs
'N Sync - No Strings Attached
'N Sync
"Bye Bye Bye"
(Darrin Henson)

[ from
No Strings Attached ]
other nominees:
Aaliyah - "Try Again"
Christina Aguilera - "What A Girl Wants"
Jennifer Lopez - "Waiting For Tonight"
Alanis Morissette - "So Pure"
1999 MTV VMAs
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby
Fatboy Slim
"Praise You"
(Richard Koufey & Michael Rooney)

[ from
You've Come A Long Way Baby ]
other nominees:
Ricky Martin - "Livin' La Vida Loca"
Will Smith - "Wild Wild West"
Britney Spears - "Baby One More Time"
1998 MTV VMAs
Madonna - Ray Of Light
"Ray Of Light"
[ from
Ray Of Light ]
other nominees:
Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See"
Wyclef Jean - "We're Trying To Stay Alive"
Will Smith - "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
1997 MTV VMAs
Beck - Odelay
"The New Pollution"
(Peggy Hickey)

[ from
Odelay ]
other nominees:
Dr. Dre - "Been There, Done That"
Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"
Cibo Matto - "Sugar Water"
Will Smith - "Men In Black"
1996 MTV VMAs
Björk - Post
"It's Oh So Quiet"
(Michael Rooney)

[ from
Post ]
other nominees:
Janet Jackson - "Runaway"
George Michael - "Fast Love"
Quad City DJ's - "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"
1995 MTV VMAs
Michael Jackson - HIStory Past Present And Future
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson
(Lavelle Smith, Travis Payne, Tina Landon, & Sean Cheeseman)

[ from
HIStory Past Present And Future ]
other nominees:
Paula Abdul - "My Love Is For Real"
Brandy -"Baby"
Madonna - "Human Nature"
Salt-N-Pepa - "None Of Your Business"
1994 MTV VMAs
Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary
En Vogue
"Whatta Man"

[ froom
Very Necessary ]
other nominees:
Hammer - "Pumps And A Bump"
Janet Jackson - "If"
US3 - "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"
1993 MTV VMAs
En Vogue - Funky Divas
En Vogue
"Free Your Mind"
(Frank Gatson, Lavelle Smith & Travis Payne)

[ from
Funky Divas ]
other nominees:
Mary J. Blige - "Real Love"
Michael Jackson - "Jam"
Janet Jackson - "That's The Way Love Goes"
1992 MTV VMAs
En Vogue - Funky Divas
En Vogue
"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"

(Travis Payne, Frank Gatson & Lavelle Smith)
[from Funky Divas ]
other nominees:
Hammer - "2 Legit 2 Quit"
Madonna - "Holiday"
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - "Good Vibrations"
1991 MTV VMAs
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
C+C Music Factory
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
(Jamale Graves)

Gonna Make You Sweat ]
other nominees:
Janet Jackson - "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
MC Hammer - "Pray"
1990 MTV VMAs
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
"Rhythm Nation"
(Anthony Thomas &
Janet Jackson)
[ from
Rhythm Nation 1814 ]
other nominees:
Paula Abdul - "Opposites Attract"
MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"
Madonna - "Vogue"
1989 MTV VMAs
Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
Paula Abdul
"Straight Up"
Paula Abdul)
Forever Your Girl ]
other nominees:
Bobby Brown - "Every Little Step"
Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal"
New Kids On The Block - "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
1988 MTV VMAs
Janet Jackson - Control
Janet Jackson
"The Pleasure Principle"
(Barry Lather)

Control ]
other nominees:
Michael Jackson - "Bad"
Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Prince - "U Got The Look"
Sting - "We'll Be Together"
1987 MTV VMAs
Janet Jackson - Control
Janet Jackson
Paula Abdul)
Control ]
other nominees:
The Bangles - "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Janet Jackson - "When I Think Of You"
Madonna - "Open Your Heart"
Steve Winwood - "Higher Love"
1986 MTV VMAs
Prince - Around The World In A Day
Prince & The Revolution
"Raspberry Beret"
Around The World In A Day ]
other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Morris Day - "Oak Tree"
Madonna - "Dress You Up"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin" (live)
1985 MTV VMAs
Elton John - 'Breaking Hearts'
Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
(David Atkins)
[from Breaking Hearts]
other nominees:
Eurythmics - "Would I Lie To You"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Madonna - "Materia Girl"
Prince - "When Doves Cry"
Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
Tina Turner - "Private Dancer"
1984 MTV VMAs
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson
(Michael Peters)

[ from
Thriller ]
other nominees:
Toni Basil - "Over My Head"
Elton John - "I'm Still Standing"
Bette Midler - "Beast Of Burden"
Donna Summer - "She Works Hard For The Money"
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