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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
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Killing Me Softly
Fugees Featuring Bounty Killer
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2
Tracy Chapman Give Me One Reason Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Give Me One Reason
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
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6
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
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4
Celine Dion Because You Loved Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Because You Loved Me
3
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1
PEAK POSITION
17
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4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
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6
Mariah Carey Always Be My Baby Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Always Be My Baby
5
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
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7
La Bouche Sweet Dreams Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sweet Dreams
8
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

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8
Hootie & The Blowfish Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Old Man & Me (When I Get To Heaven)
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
9
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
26
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10
Color Me Badd The Earth, The Sun, The Rain Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Earth, The Sun, The Rain
12
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Oasis Champagne Supernova Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Champagne Supernova
14
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
dog's eye view Everything Falls Apart Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Everything Falls Apart
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
13
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

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14
Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Theme From Mission: Impossible Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Theme From Mission: Impossible
Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen
11
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Jann Arden Insensitive Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Insensitive
16
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Gin Blossoms Follow You Down Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Follow You Down
15
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Natalie Merchant Jealousy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
23
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
18
Jewel Who Will Save Your Soul Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Who Will Save Your Soul
26
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

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18
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
22
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22
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
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21
Robert Miles Children Billboard Mainstream Top 40
25
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
22
George Michael Fastlove Billboard Mainstream Top 40
17
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
23
BoDeans Closer To Free Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Closer To Free
19
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Brandy Sittin' Up In My Room Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Sittin' Up In My Room
21
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Billie Ray Martin Your Loving Arms Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Your Loving Arms
27
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
26
Eric Clapton Change The World Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Change The World
33
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tha Crossroads Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Tha Crossroads
31
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

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28
Foo Fighters Big Me Billboard Mainstream Top 40
24
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
29
Toni Braxton You're Makin' Me High Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You're Makin' Me High
32
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Bryan Adams The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
29
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
31
Coolio 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)
28
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Tevin Campbell Back To The World Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Back To The World
34
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
No Doubt Just A Girl Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Just A Girl
30
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
34
SWV You're The One Billboard Mainstream Top 40
You're The One
35
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Mariah Carey Forever Billboard Mainstream Top 40
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38
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Everclear Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)
36
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
39
LAST WEEK
38
PEAK POSITION
2
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The Nixons Sister Billboard Mainstream Top 40
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