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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Because You Loved Me
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1
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14
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3
Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Always Be My Baby
3
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3
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12
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4
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2
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20
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5
Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Give Me One Reason
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5
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8
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Gin Blossoms Follow You Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Follow You Down
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5
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14
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7
Hootie & The Blowfish Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)
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7
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5
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BoDeans Closer To Free Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Closer To Free
6
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6
PEAK POSITION
16
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dog's eye view Everything Falls Apart Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Everything Falls Apart
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9
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10
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25
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Fugees Featuring Bounty Killer Killing Me Softly Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Killing Me Softly
Fugees Featuring Bounty Killer
24
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3
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16
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Collective Soul The World I Know Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The World I Know
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8
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22
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14
Foo Fighters Big Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
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14
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6
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Brandy Sittin' Up In My Room Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sittin' Up In My Room
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13
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14
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16
La Bouche Be My Lover Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Be My Lover
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5
PEAK POSITION
23
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17
La Bouche Sweet Dreams Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sweet Dreams
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17
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5
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22
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Color Me Badd The Earth, The Sun, The Rain Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Earth, The Sun, The Rain
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19
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5
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2
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33
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George Michael Fastlove Billboard Mainstream Top 40
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3
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8
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23
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23
Jann Arden Insensitive Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Insensitive
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20
PEAK POSITION
9
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Tina Arena Chains Billboard Mainstream Top 40
19
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17
PEAK POSITION
8
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25
No Doubt Just A Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Just A Girl
25
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24
PEAK POSITION
9
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Oasis Wonderwall Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Wonderwall
26
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10
PEAK POSITION
18
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27
3T Anything Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Anything
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18
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17
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28
Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Theme From Mission: Impossible Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Theme From Mission: Impossible
Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen
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29
Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
36
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29
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2
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Coolio 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)
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30
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3
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Joan Osborne One Of Us Billboard Mainstream Top 40
One Of Us
27
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2
PEAK POSITION
25
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32
Voice Of The Beehive Scary Kisses Billboard Mainstream Top 40
35
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
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LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
3
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32
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4
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Melissa Etheridge I Want To Come Over Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Want To Come Over
29
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15
PEAK POSITION
17
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36
Oasis Champagne Supernova Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Champagne Supernova
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37
PEAK POSITION
2
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38
Ace Of Base Lucky Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Lucky Love
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19
PEAK POSITION
13
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39
Deborah Cox Who Do U Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Who Do U Love
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28
PEAK POSITION
11
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The Cranberries Salvation Billboard Mainstream Top 40
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38
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2
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