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The 20 Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years

The 20 Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years

The 20 Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years 

Follow the evolution of pop music over the decades with this list of the most popular songs each year since the 1970s

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20 Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years: The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights", Glass Animals, "Heat Waves", Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive", The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, "Save Your Tears", Post Malone, "Circles" and More

The 20 Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years

1. The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights"

  • > Entered Hot 100: December 14, 2019
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 4 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 90

Four-time Grammy Award-winning hitmaker The Weeknd has had six singles atop the Billboard Hot 100. "Blinding Lights" was one of them, and its 90-week tenure on the Billboard Hot 100 makes it the best pop single from the last 20 years. . "Blinding Lights" was certified 10x multi-platinum on April 5, 2022.

2. Glass Animals, "Heat Waves"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Jan. 16, 2021
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 5 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 82

"Heat Waves" became the British quartet's first chart topper, reaching the top in its 59th week on the Billboard Hot 100, at the time the longest climb to reach No. 1. Formed in Oxford, England , the group fuses synthesized pop. , indie, R&B and hip-hop. "Heat Waves" was a single from their critically acclaimed album "Dreamland" which went multi-platinum 3x on November 23, 2021.

3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Aug. 18, 2012
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #3 (for 4 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 87

Imagine Dragons gained wide airplay in the 2010s with their hooky pop hooks, winning their first Grammy in 2014 for this diamond-certified hit "Radioactive" from their album "Night Visions," with 14 million units sold. The song's 87-week tenure on the Hot 100 is the second longest on this list.

4. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, "Save Your Tears"

  • > Entered Hot 100: April 4, 2020
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 2 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 69

Two of the biggest pop artists of the last 20 years have been The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, who collaborated on this hit single. "Save Your Tears" is the latest of The Weeknd's six No. 1 singles on the Hot 100. Grande, who made a successful transition from kid's TV star to pop princess, also had six number ones. "Save Your Tears went 3x multi-platinum on June 17, 2021. 

5. Post Malone, "Circles"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Sept. 14, 2019
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 3 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 61

Post Malone created one of the greatest driving songs of all time with the hit single "Circles." One of three charting hits from the Syracuse, New York-born rapper/songwriter, the hit was certified 4x multi-platinum on August 28, 2020.

6. Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"

  • > Entered Hot 100: May 3, 2008
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #6 (for 1 week)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 76

Jason Mraz has cultivated a brazen yet candid songwriting image as a musician from California, though his roots are in Virginia. Her 2008 single "I'm Yours" went multi-platinum 10 times on June 24, 2019, despite only reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. "I'm Yours" is one of her two chart-topping hits. Top 10, along with "I Won't Give Up".

7. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, "Stay"

  • > Entered Hot 100: July 24, 2021
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 7 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 57

Australian teen rapper The Kid LAROI teamed up with Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber for the hit "Stay." The song marked Bieber's eighth time atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was his 26th song to reach the top 10. "Stay" was certified 4x multi-platinum on January 27, 2022.

8. LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, "Party Rock Anthem"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Feb.12, 2011
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 6 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 68

"Party Rock Anthem" was performed by the American duo LMFAO with British singer Lauren Bennett and American music producer GoonRock. The single was a sensation in the summer of 2011 and topped the charts in 13 countries. It is the best-selling single of all time in Australia and has been viewed over two billion times on YouTube. The song has been heard on many American television series including "Two Broke Girls" and "Gossip Girl" and was certified 10x multi-platinum on June 6, 2018.

9. Ed Sheeran, "Shape Of You"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Jan. 28, 2017
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 12 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 58

"Shape Of You" was Ed Sheeran's first hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was a huge hit. The single was certified 10x multi-platinum on January 24, 2019.

10. OneRepublic, "Counting Stars"

  • > Entered Hot 100: July 6, 2013
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #2 (for 2 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 68

OneRepublic is a Colorado-based band that blends alternative rock, contemporary pop and singer-songwriter sensibilities, enjoying success with their singles and albums in both the US and international markets. "Counting Stars", from the album "Native", is his most successful single to date. In addition to being the group's lead vocalist, frontman Ryan Tedder has written songs and produced music for the likes of Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney, and won three Grammy Awards. "Counting Stars" was certified 10x multi-platinum on October 18, 2016.

11. Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Nov. 29, 2014
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 14 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 56

British musician Mark Ronson has only had one top 10 hit, but it was a monster. He collaborated with pop-funk star Bruno Mars for this single, which was certified 11 times multi-platinum on October 18, 2016. At the 2016 Grammy Awards, "Uptown Funk" won the Grammy Award for Best Duo/Group Performance. Pop and Record of the Year in 2016.

12. Ed Sheeran, "Bad Habits"

  • > Entered Hot 100: July 10, 2021
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #2 (for 2 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 56

"Bad Habits" was the lead single from Ed Sheeran's fifth studio album. It didn't reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but Sheeran's single had staying power and stayed on the chart for over a year. of Sheeran's nine Top 10 hits thus far, "Bad Habits" was certified platinum on November 11, 2021.

13. Adele, "Rolling In The Deep"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Dec. 25, 2010
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 7 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 65

British singer Adele has been a constant hitmaker in the 21st century and along the way has garnered 15 Grammy trophies out of 18 nominations. "Rolling In The Deep" was one of three of her singles that appeared simultaneously in the top 10, making Adele the first solo female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to accomplish that feat. It also was the Billboard Hot 100 song of the year in 2011, and was certified 8x multi-platinum on May 9, 2013.

14. Post Malone & Swae Lee, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Nov. 3, 2018
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 1 week)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 53

Post Malone has had four singles top the Billboard Hot 100, and all but one have been collaborations. "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)" was performed with rapper-songwriter Swae Lee. Buoyed by the success of the Spider-Man film, the song was certified 11x multi-platinum on Nov. 9, 2020. 

15. Gabby Barrett Featuring Charlie Puth, "I Hope"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Jan. 11, 2020
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #3 (for 1 week)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 62

Gabby Barrett, who was a finalist on "American Idol," reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Hope," a collaboration with Charlie Puth. The song, about a woman's anger over a messy breakup, was a 6x multi-platinum record as of April 22, 2022.

16. Ed Sheeran, "Perfect"

  • > Entered Hot 100: March 25, 2017
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 5 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 56

British singer Ed Sheeran has had three of the biggest pop hits in the last 20 years, including two No. 1s in 2017. Following the success of "Shape of You" in January 2017, the four-time Grammy winner headlined the Billboard. Hot 100 with "Perfect", which held the top spot for six weeks. The song went 10x multi-platinum as of December 20, 2019.  

17. Gotye Featuring Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used To Know"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Jan. 21, 2012
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 8 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 59

From Australia and New Zealand comes another chart-topping duo. This emotionally charged breakup song was certified 14 times multi-platinum by the RIAA on May 6, 2021. The song won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year in 2013, and the song was covered by members of the cast of the TV musical series. "Happiness."

18. Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B, "Girls Like You"

  • > Entered Hot 100: June 9, 2018
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 7 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 52

Many songs that have reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 were performed as a duet, such as this being Maroon 5's fourth best-selling single and Cardi B's fifth. The song was nominated for a Grammy. The RIAA certified the song 10x multi-platinum on November 29, 2021. 

19. The Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling"

  • > Entered Hot 100: June 27, 2009
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 14 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 56

The Los Angeles-based hip-hop rap group has released 10 top 10 hits, including three chart toppers. None were bigger than "I Gotta Feeling," the party anthem of the 2000s, which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. The song also won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group Vocal in 2010, one of six Grammy Awards the group has been awarded. On June 6, 2018, the RIAA certified the song 10x multi-platinum.

20. Halsey, "Without Me"

  • > Entered Hot 100: Oct. 20, 2018
  • > Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 2 weeks)
  • > Total weeks on Hot 100: 52

"Without Me" was Halsey's second Billboard Hot 100 chart hit (her first was "Closer" with The Chainsmokers in 2016). It was the first new song released by Halsey (née Ashley Nicolette

Frangipane) from her 2017 album, "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom." The song explores her personal feelings after her breakup with an ex-boyfriend, rapper G-Eazy. After the song topped the Billboard chart, she released a remix of the song with Juice WRLD. "Without Me" went 9x multi-platinum on September 7, 2021.

Biggest Pop Hits of the Last 20 Years (with Image)

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