Best Pop Songs Ever – The Ultimate Pop Music Ranking

Catchy tunes, clumsy lyrics, sometimes crooked voices? Whatever! These songs stay in your head for a long time: The top pop songs of all time!

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Caution! Some of the following pop music hits are very catchy tunes. If you listen to them, you might feel the need to repeat that a lot! Let`s see…

10. Do you love me – The Contours

The song from “Dirty dancing” is clearly one of the best pop songs of all time. It is played when Baby enters that dance barn with her water melon.

“You broke my heart
‘Cause I couldn’t dance
You didn’t even want me around
And now I’m back
To let you know
I can really shake ’em down”

9. How do you do – Roxette

Swedish catchy tunes specialists at work. Roxette has created so many melodies that are “easy on the ear”, but How do you do is their best work…number nine of the top pop songs of all time.

“I see you comb your hair and gimme that grin
It’s making me spin now, spinnin’ within
Before I melt like snow
I say hello, how do you do?”

8. Hot stuff – Donna Summer

The “Queen of Disco” with her biggest hit.

“Sittin’ here, eatin’ my heart out, waitin’
Waitin’ for some lover to call
Dialed about a thousand numbers lately
Almost rang the phone off the wall”


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7. Smooth – Santana feat. Rob Thomas

Well, this one is not exactly the definition of pop music. It is almost too high-quality stuff for this ranking. But an amazing comeback for guitar hero Santana helped by the amazing voice of Rob Thomas (Matchboy Twenty)

“And it’s just like the ocean under the moon
Well it’s the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of lovin’ that can be so smooth, yeah”

6. Livin la vida loca – Ricky Martin

The party anthem par excellence was the most sold Nr. 1 single of Columbia records ever and not just because of that has to be considered as one of best pop songs ever! I heard Will Smith joined a Ricky Martin fan club just because of this song. So energetic!

“She’ll make you take your clothes off
And go dancing in the rain
She’ll make you live her crazy life
But she’ll take away your pain
Like a bullet to your brain
Come on!”

5. To the moon and back – Savage Garden

The Australian combo with a beautiful evergreen.

“She’s taking her time, making up the reasons
To justify all the hurt inside
Guess she knows from the smiles
And the look in their eyes
Everyone’s got a theory about the bitter one”

4. Praise you – Fatboy Slim

Could listen to this forever. Part of the fantastic “Cruel intentions” soundtrack.

“We’ve come a long, long way together
Through the hard times, and the good
I have to – celebrate you, baby
I have to praise you like I should…”

3. All that she wants – Ace of Base

Ace of Base is the definition of pop music. The ABBA successor of the 90s alsways guaranteed catchy tunes. My very first album was “Happy nation”.

“It’s not a day for work,
it’s a day for catching tan
just laying on the beach
and having fun
she’s going to get you.”

2. Everybody – DJ Bobo

Whenever I hear this my whole body starts moving and I have to sing along. Don`t know how DJ Bobo did this but it`s a brillant masterpiece of music and joy and outrivaled for number one of the top pop songs of all time only by one other song.

“Everybody move your feet
To the rythm of this beat
Everybody sing this song
All the people having fun”

1. What goes around – Justin Timberlake

Timberlake is just the coolest and therefore delivered the coolest and best of the best pop songs ever. Very smooth and chilly tunes, deep lyrics, yet it stays in your head for a long time. Fantastic song!

“Don’t want to think about it
Don’t want to talk about it
I’m just so sick about it
Can’t believe it’s ending this way”


Do you agree with the ranking of the top pop songs of all time? Or do you think, there are better songs?









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