MAINSTREAM TOP 40

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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
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2
Janet Jackson Runaway Billboard Mainstream Top 40
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
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3
Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
As I Lay Me Down
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
19
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7
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
5
Hootie & The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Only Wanna Be With You
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Gin Blossoms Til I Hear It From You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Til I Hear It From You
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
16
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8
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Breakfast At Tiffany's
11
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Take That Back For Good Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Back For Good
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
17
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Gains in performance
10
Alanis Morissette Hand In My Pocket Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hand In My Pocket
14
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Seal Kiss From A Rose Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Kiss From A Rose
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Ace Of Base Beautiful Life Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Beautiful Life
13
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Del Amitri Roll To Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Roll To Me
9
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
14
TLC Diggin' On You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Diggin' On You
15
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
15
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men One Sweet Day Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Sweet Day
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
24
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Madonna You'll See Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You'll See
20
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You Oughta Know
12
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Blues Traveler Run-Around Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Run-Around
17
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Coolio Featuring L.V. Gangsta's Paradise Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio Featuring L.V.
19
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
Collective Soul December Billboard Mainstream Top 40
16
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Blessid Union Of Souls Let Me Be The One Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Let Me Be The One
21
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
22
TLC Waterfalls Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Waterfalls
18
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Fun Factory I Wanna B With U Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Wanna B With U
26
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Toad The Wet Sprocket Good Intentions Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Good Intentions
25
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Dave Matthews Band Ants Marching Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Ants Marching
22
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
27
Meat Loaf I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)
27
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
34
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Jon B Pretty Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Pretty Girl
31
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Melissa Etheridge Your Little Secret Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Your Little Secret
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
33
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Whitney Houston Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale") Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
37
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
All-4-One I Can Love You Like That Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Can Love You Like That
28
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Edwin McCain Solitude Billboard Mainstream Top 40
32
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Backstreet Boys We've Got It Goin' On Billboard Mainstream Top 40
We've Got It Goin' On
39
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
Diana King Shy Guy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Shy Guy
35
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Groove Theory Tell Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gains in performance
38
Edwyn Collins A Girl Like You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
A Girl Like You
36
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You Are Not Alone
30
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
40
Real McCoy Automatic Lover (Call For Love) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Automatic Lover (Call For Love)
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
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