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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5
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One Sweet Day
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
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2
Mariah Carey Fantasy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
1
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1
PEAK POSITION
14
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3
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3
PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
4
Janet Jackson Runaway Billboard Mainstream Top 40
2
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2
PEAK POSITION
15
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5
Sophie B. Hawkins As I Lay Me Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
As I Lay Me Down
4
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3
PEAK POSITION
21
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6
TLC Diggin' On You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Diggin' On You
8
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
7
Madonna You'll See Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You'll See
13
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
8
Alanis Morissette Hand In My Pocket Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hand In My Pocket
9
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8
PEAK POSITION
8
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9
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Breakfast At Tiffany's
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
Ace Of Base Beautiful Life Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Beautiful Life
12
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10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Gin Blossoms Til I Hear It From You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Til I Hear It From You
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
18
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12
Natalie Merchant Carnival Billboard Mainstream Top 40
7
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6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Hootie & The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Only Wanna Be With You
11
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1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
14
Take That Back For Good Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Back For Good
14
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9
PEAK POSITION
19
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15
Seal Kiss From A Rose Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Kiss From A Rose
15
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1
PEAK POSITION
24
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16
Del Amitri Roll To Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Roll To Me
16
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8
PEAK POSITION
22
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17
Whitney Houston Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale") Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (From "Waiting To Exhale")
24
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17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Toad The Wet Sprocket Good Intentions Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Good Intentions
21
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Blues Traveler Run-Around Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Run-Around
18
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4
PEAK POSITION
36
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23
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
21
Collective Soul December Billboard Mainstream Top 40
22
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7
PEAK POSITION
26
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36
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22
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
23
Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You Oughta Know
20
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Blessid Union Of Souls Let Me Be The One Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Let Me Be The One
19
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Coolio Featuring L.V. Gangsta's Paradise Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio Featuring L.V.
17
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17
PEAK POSITION
12
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27
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
TLC Waterfalls Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Waterfalls
25
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2
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
28
Fun Factory I Wanna B With U Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Wanna B With U
28
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Groove Theory Tell Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
33
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Joan Osborne One Of Us Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Of Us
34
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
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)
26
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24
PEAK POSITION
9
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32
Big Mountain Get Together Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Get Together
Gains in performance
33
Edwin McCain Solitude Billboard Mainstream Top 40
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Jon B Pretty Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Pretty Girl
31
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29
PEAK POSITION
8
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30
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16
PEAK POSITION
13
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36
Selena Dreaming Of You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Dreaming Of You
39
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Melissa Etheridge Your Little Secret Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Your Little Secret
32
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
7
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38
Def Leppard When Love & Hate Collide Billboard Mainstream Top 40
When Love & Hate Collide
40
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
39
Backstreet Boys We've Got It Goin' On Billboard Mainstream Top 40
We've Got It Goin' On
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
5
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40
Diana King Shy Guy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Shy Guy
37
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15
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
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