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
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WEEKS ON CHART
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Janet Jackson Runaway Billboard Mainstream Top 40
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
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4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
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Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
As I Lay Me Down
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
5
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men One Sweet Day Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Sweet Day
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
15
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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Gin Blossoms Til I Hear It From You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Til I Hear It From You
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LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
17
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7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
17
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TLC Diggin' On You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Diggin' On You
14
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Alanis Morissette Hand In My Pocket Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hand In My Pocket
10
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Breakfast At Tiffany's
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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Hootie & The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Only Wanna Be With You
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
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12
Ace Of Base Beautiful Life Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Beautiful Life
12
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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Madonna You'll See Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You'll See
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Take That Back For Good Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Back For Good
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Seal Kiss From A Rose Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Kiss From A Rose
11
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Del Amitri Roll To Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Roll To Me
13
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
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Coolio Featuring L.V. Gangsta's Paradise Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio Featuring L.V.
19
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
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Blues Traveler Run-Around Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Run-Around
18
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
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Blessid Union Of Souls Let Me Be The One Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Let Me Be The One
21
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You Oughta Know
17
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Toad The Wet Sprocket Good Intentions Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Good Intentions
24
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
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Collective Soul December Billboard Mainstream Top 40
20
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
28
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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Whitney Houston Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale") Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
32
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
TLC Waterfalls Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Waterfalls
22
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
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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
8
WEEKS ON CHART
31
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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Fun Factory I Wanna B With U Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Wanna B With U
23
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Edwin McCain Solitude Billboard Mainstream Top 40
34
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Jon B Pretty Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Pretty Girl
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Melissa Etheridge Your Little Secret Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Your Little Secret
30
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Groove Theory Tell Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
37
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Joan Osborne One Of Us Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Of Us
Gains in performance
35
Dave Matthews Band Ants Marching Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Ants Marching
26
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
Gains in performance
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Diana King Shy Guy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Shy Guy
36
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
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Backstreet Boys We've Got It Goin' On Billboard Mainstream Top 40
We've Got It Goin' On
35
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Selena Dreaming Of You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Dreaming Of You
Gains in performance
40
Def Leppard When Love & Hate Collide Billboard Mainstream Top 40
When Love & Hate Collide
Gains in performance
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