2016: The Year in Charts

Top 20 Cool Songs With 'Hot' Titles

Summer is almost here, and what better to go along with sizzling temperatures than the 20 highest-charting songs with 'hot' and 'heat' in the title? From Nelly to Katy Perry to Foreigner, check out the 20 hottest tracks (literally) to ever grace the upper reaches of the Hot 100!

Summer Songs 1985-2014: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

NOTE: The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Prior to the Hot 100's implementation in 1991 of enhanced radio and sales information from Nielsen BDS and Nielsen SoundScan, songs had shorter reigns at No. 1 and shorter chart lives. To ensure equitable representation, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those decades and the turnover rates that have occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data.

  1. 20

    "Make It Hot" - Nicole feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot & Mocha Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date 8/1/1998

  2. 19

    "(Hot S**t) Country Grammar" - Nelly Hot 100 Peak: 7, Peak Date 9/16/2000

  3. 18

    "Heat Wave / Love Is A Rose" - Linda Ronstadt Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date 11/15/1975

  4. 17

    "Heat Of The Night" - Bryan Adams Hot 100 Peak: 6, Peak Date 5/16/1987

  5. 16

    "Too Hot" - Kool & The Gang Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date 4/5/1980

  6. 15

    "Hot Boyz" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date 1/8/2000

  7. 14

    "Heat Wave" - Martha & The Vandellas Hot 100 Peak: 4, Peak Date 9/21/1963

  8. 13

    "Hot Line" - The Sylvers Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date 1/29/1977

  9. 12

    "Some Like It Hot" - The Power Station Hot 100 Peak: 6, Peak Date 5/11/1985

  10. 11

    "Heat Of The Moment" - Asia Hot 100 Peak: 4, Peak Date 6/26/1982

  11. 10

    "This Is Why I'm Hot" - Mims Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 3/10/2007

  12. 9

    "Hot Fun In The Summertime" - Sly & The Family Stone Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date 10/18/1969

  13. 8

    "Hot Blooded" - Foreigner Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date 9/9/1978

  14. 7

    "The Heat Is On" - Glenn Frey Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date 3/16/1985

  15. 6

    "Here Comes The Hotstepper" - Ini Kamoze Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 12/17/1994

  16. 5

    "Hot Child In The City" - Nick Gilder Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 10/28/1978

  17. 4

    "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date 11/22/2008

  18. 3

    "Drop It Like It's Hot" - Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 12/11/2004

  19. 2

    "Hot In Herre" - Nelly Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 6/29/2002

  20. 1

    "Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date 6/2/1979