POP SONGS

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This week's most popular pop songs, ranked by mainstream top 40 radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Music.

The week of
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
11
WEEKS ON CHART
Dreamlover
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2
Ace Of Base All That She Wants Billboard Mainstream Top 40
All That She Wants
7
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
3
Billy Joel The River Of Dreams Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The River Of Dreams
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Blind Melon No Rain Billboard Mainstream Top 40
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
Def Leppard Two Steps Behind Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Two Steps Behind
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
14
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
Toni Braxton Another Sad Love Song Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Another Sad Love Song
9
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
8
Haddaway What Is Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
What Is Love
11
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Inner Circle Sweat (A La La La La Long) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sweat (A La La La La Long)
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
11
SWV Right Here/Human Nature Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Right Here/Human Nature
6
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
26
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Aerosmith Cryin' Billboard Mainstream Top 40
13
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Soul Asylum Runaway Train Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Runaway Train
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Dino Ooh Child Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Ooh Child
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
16
UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Can't Help Falling In Love
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Shai Baby I'm Yours Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Baby I'm Yours
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Lisa Keith Better Than You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Better Than You
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Tony Toni Tone If I Had No Loot Billboard Mainstream Top 40
If I Had No Loot
18
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hey Jealousy
21
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
21
R.E.M. Everybody Hurts Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Everybody Hurts
27
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
Michael Jackson Will You Be There Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Will You Be There
16
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
23
En Vogue Featuring FMOB Runaway Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Runaway Love
En Vogue Featuring FMOB
19
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Madonna Rain Billboard Mainstream Top 40
22
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Rod Stewart Reason To Believe Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Reason To Believe
25
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Jodeci Lately Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Lately
24
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Tears For Fears Break It Down Again Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Break It Down Again
23
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Red Hot Chili Peppers Soul To Squeeze Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Soul To Squeeze
28
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Mr. Big Wild World Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Wild World
36
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Prince Pink Cashmere Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Pink Cashmere
30
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Duran Duran Too Much Information Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Too Much Information
32
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Rick Astley Hopelessly Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hopelessly
31
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Tony Toni Tone Anniversary Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Anniversary
Gains in performance
34
Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Fight Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Don't Wanna Fight
33
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
35
John Mellencamp Human Wheels Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Human Wheels
Gains in performance
36
Spin Doctors Jimmy Olsen's Blues Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Jimmy Olsen's Blues
Gains in performance
37
Brian McKnight One Last Cry Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Last Cry
35
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
38
The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
37
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Sting Nothing 'Bout Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Nothing 'Bout Me
Gains in performance
40
Robin S. Show Me Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Show Me Love
34
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
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