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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LAST WEEK
13
WEEKS ON CHART
I Want It That Way
Gains in performance
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2
Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Livin' La Vida Loca
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Smash Mouth All Star Billboard Mainstream Top 40
All Star
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee Wild Wild West Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Wild Wild West
Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
Jennifer Lopez If You Had My Love Billboard Mainstream Top 40
If You Had My Love
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
Britney Spears Sometimes Billboard Mainstream Top 40
6
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
7
TLC No Scrubs Billboard Mainstream Top 40
No Scrubs
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Madonna Beautiful Stranger Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Beautiful Stranger
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Shania Twain That Don't Impress Me Much Billboard Mainstream Top 40
That Don't Impress Me Much
8
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Genie In A Bottle
14
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Blessid Union Of Souls Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)
11
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Sarah McLachlan I Will Remember You (Live) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Will Remember You (Live)
15
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Everlast What It's Like Billboard Mainstream Top 40
What It's Like
12
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Citizen King Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)
18
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
16
Tal Bachman She's So High Billboard Mainstream Top 40
She's So High
20
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
17
Sugar Ray Every Morning Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Every Morning
13
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1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Brandy Almost Doesn't Count Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Almost Doesn't Count
16
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Fastball Out Of My Head Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Out Of My Head
21
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
20
98 Degrees The Hardest Thing Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Hardest Thing
17
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Sugar Ray Someday Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Someday
26
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
Edwin McCain I Could Not Ask For More Billboard Mainstream Top 40
I Could Not Ask For More
22
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
K-Ci & JoJo Tell Me It's Real Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Tell Me It's Real
23
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
TLC Unpretty Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Unpretty
28
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Pearl Jam Last Kiss Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Last Kiss
31
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
[1] Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
26
Goo Goo Dolls Black Balloon Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Black Balloon
30
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Whitney Houston It's Not Right But It's Okay Billboard Mainstream Top 40
It's Not Right But It's Okay
29
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
28
Enrique Iglesias Bailamos Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Gains in performance
29
Whitney Houston Feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price Heartbreak Hotel Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Heartbreak Hotel
Whitney Houston Feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price
27
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
30
Ricky Martin The Cup Of Life (The Official Song Of The World Cup, France '98) Billboard Mainstream Top 40
The Cup Of Life (The Official Song Of The World Cup, France '98)
36
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
31
Lit My Own Worst Enemy Billboard Mainstream Top 40
My Own Worst Enemy
33
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
32
Jordan Knight Give It To You Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Give It To You
25
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
33
Vitamin C Featuring Lady Saw Smile Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Smile
Vitamin C Featuring Lady Saw
Gains in performance
34
Cher Strong Enough Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Strong Enough
32
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
35
LFO Summer Girls Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Summer Girls
Gains in performance
36
Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) & Ja Can I Get A... Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Can I Get A...
Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) & Ja
35
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Orgy Blue Monday Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Blue Monday
34
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
38
Sky (Arista) Love Song Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Love Song
Gains in performance
39
702 Where My Girls At? Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Where My Girls At?
Gains in performance
40
The Offspring Why Don't You Get A Job? Billboard Mainstream Top 40
Why Don't You Get A Job?
39
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
MAINSTREAM TOP 40

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