All Charts
How This Chart Works

These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Adult Pop Songs chart, from its launch in Billboard magazine dated March 16, 1996, through March 12, 2016. Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Adult Pop Songs chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME ADULT POP SONGS

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Smooth
Santana Featuring Rob Thomas

EXPAND ALL

Play
1
Santana Featuring Rob Thomas Smooth Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Smooth
Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
Train Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
The Calling Wherever You Will Go Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Wherever You Will Go
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
The Fray How To Save A Life Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
How To Save A Life
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
OneRepublic Counting Stars Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Counting Stars
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
matchbox twenty Unwell Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Unwell
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
Jason Mraz I'm Yours Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
I'm Yours
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
Lifehouse You And Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
You And Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
Sister Hazel All For You Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
All For You
Last
Peak
Weeks
10
Lifehouse Hanging By A Moment Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Hanging By A Moment
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
11
WALK THE MOON Shut Up And Dance Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Shut Up And Dance
Last
11  Peak
Weeks
12
Colbie Caillat Bubbly Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Bubbly
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
13
Train Hey, Soul Sister Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Hey, Soul Sister
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
14
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Chasing Cars
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
15
The Lumineers Ho Hey Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Ho Hey
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
The Fray You Found Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
You Found Me
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
17
Goo Goo Dolls Slide Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Slide
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
18
American Authors Best Day Of My Life Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Best Day Of My Life
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
19
Goo Goo Dolls Iris Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Iris
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
20
Santana Featuring Alex Band Or Chad Kroeger Why Don't You & I Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Why Don't You & I
Santana Featuring Alex Band Or Chad Kroeger
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
21
Sara Bareilles Love Song Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Love Song
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
Vertical Horizon Everything You Want Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Everything You Want
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
3 Doors Down Here Without You Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Here Without You
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
24
Kings Of Leon Use Somebody Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Use Somebody
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
25
Nickelback Photograph Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Photograph
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
26
John Mayer Waiting On The World To Change Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Waiting On The World To Change
Last
26  Peak
Weeks
27
Hoobastank The Reason Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
The Reason
Last
27  Peak
Weeks
28
matchbox twenty If You're Gone Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
If You're Gone
Last
28  Peak
Weeks
29
Adele Rolling In The Deep Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Rolling In The Deep
Last
29  Peak
Weeks
30
No Doubt Don't Speak Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Don't Speak
Last
30  Peak
Weeks
31
The Script Breakeven Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Breakeven
Last
31  Peak
Weeks
32
Natalie Imbruglia Torn Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Torn
Last
32  Peak
Weeks
33
Maroon 5 This Love Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
This Love
Last
33  Peak
Weeks
34
Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
She Will Be Loved
Last
34  Peak
Weeks
35
The Fray Over My Head (Cable Car) Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Over My Head (Cable Car)
Last
35  Peak
Weeks
36
P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess Just Give Me A Reason Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Just Give Me A Reason
P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
Last
36  Peak
Weeks
37
Taylor Swift Shake It Off Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Shake It Off
Last
37  Peak
Weeks
38
Duncan Sheik Barely Breathing Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Barely Breathing
Last
38  Peak
Weeks
39
Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Somebody That I Used To Know
Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Last
39  Peak
Weeks
40
Avril Lavigne Complicated Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Complicated
Last
40  Peak
Weeks
41
3am Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
3am
Last
41  Peak
Weeks
42
Daughtry It's Not Over Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
It's Not Over
Last
42  Peak
Weeks
43
Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Last
43  Peak
Weeks
44
The Wallflowers One Headlight Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
One Headlight
Last
44  Peak
Weeks
45
P!nk Who Knew Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Who Knew
Last
45  Peak
Weeks
46
Phillip Phillips Home Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Home
Last
46  Peak
Weeks
47
Daniel Powter Bad Day Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Bad Day
Last
47  Peak
Weeks
48
Passenger Let Her Go Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Let Her Go
Last
48  Peak
Weeks
49
Nickelback Gotta Be Somebody Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Gotta Be Somebody
Last
49  Peak
Weeks
50
matchbox twenty Bent Billboard Greatest of All Time Adult Pop Songs
Bent
Last
50  Peak
Weeks
GREATEST OF ALL TIME ADULT POP SONGS

Chart Archive Search
SELECT A DATE
Try a birthday or anniversary
 

Please try a different date

Loading...
THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.