The best pop songs of this century are groundbreaking, chart-topping, downright famous hits that’ll have you singing at the top of your lungs
Written by Andy KryzaContributors James Manning, Nick Levine, Amy Smith, Alyssa Ammirato, Matthew Singer & Andrzej Lukowski
Time was, ‘pop’ meant manufactured acts whose music erred towards the disposable. Sure, there were a few certified geniuses like Michael Jackson or Madonna. But for all the units shifted, in the twentieth-century pop never seemed to be thezeitgeist artform of the day: the Beatles weren’t pop; Pink Floyd weren’t pop; Dolly Parton wasn’t pop; NWA weren’t pop.
At the dawn of the new millennium, all the rules for pop went out the window. A complicated series of cultural shifts that can largely be attributed to the internet kicked in: suddenly the bottom fell out of the market for guitar-based music, and suddenly it was sophisticated pop production that was getting the audiophiles drooling.
It’s an age we’reabsolutelystill living through, with little sign of letting up. And so, for this list, we’ve taken a long listen to some of the biggest bangers of the last 20-plus years and did what feels nearly impossible: we’ve ranked them. As a genre, pop has always been nebulously defined, so while we’ve broadly speaking excluded rock, country and hip-hop (though elements of all those things appear), you’ll find R&B jams, dance-floor fillers and insanely catchy earworms not even the snootiest of snobs can deny. These are the best pop songs of thetwenty-first century.
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1.‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ by Beyoncé
Sure, we could have picked ‘Crazy in Love’ instead, but there’s something even more transcendent about Queen Bey’s ode to flying solo. The super-sleek beats and naggingly catchy vocal hooks combine to create such an instantclassic that even Liza Minnelli has covered it. And pretty well, too.
2.‘Umbrella’ by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Recently minted billionaire Rihanna has become part of pop's DNA over the past two decades thanks to her singular persona and the strength of her powerful voice. Choosing one Rihanna song for the pop hall of fame is a fool’s errand, but gun to our head — likely held by Rihanna whilst asking us where her money is — the safe choice is the best. ‘Umbrella’ not only introduced the world at large to one of pop's biggest stars, but it also ushered in a pop-culture dynasty, with fellowmogul Jay-Z on board to co-sign.
3.‘Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift
The ‘1989’ albummarked a clean break from Swift's country roots, with the singer emerging as a pop diva for the ages on the strength of a front-to-back record of bangers. This lead-off single had former haters shaking their heads over their unexpected conversion into T-Swift fandom. Even if you rolled your eyes at her awkward dancing in the video, you were involuntarily grooving in your desk chair. Taylor would continue morphing her image in the wake of its success, but this is the singer at her most purely joyous.
4.‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears
On this iconic 2003 single,Britney transforms into a stealthy femme fatale, her voice soaring and dipping over a deranged synth-string arrangement that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Hitchcock film. Even now, nearly two decades later andwith the#FreeBritney movementhaving highlighted the horrific treatment she’s had to endure, it’s a disorienting stunner of a pop masterpiece.
5.‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele
The London diva exploded to international fame with this stunning tune, released when she was just 21 years old — though her voice carries the expertise of a woman decades older. High-reaching vocals, a bone-chilling opening note andthe ever-relatable subject matter of tarnished love scored Adele two Grammy Awards as fans around the world cried to the breakup anthem.
6.‘Firework’ by Katy Perry
Part dance floor anthem, part inspirational power song, ‘Firework’was Katy Perry’s third release from 2010's ‘Teenage Dream’ album and a huge elevation point in her career. It won MTV’s 2011 VMA for Video of the Year and earned two Grammy nominations, and all the hoopla around Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interviewgave it another boost of publicity in 2014.
7.‘Rehab’ by Amy Winehouse
‘Rehab’ was always a great pop song, but following Amy Winehouse’s tragic death in 2011, it’s acquired a hauntingly poignant quality, too. Mark Ronson’s doo-wop-inspired production swathes the singer’s soulful voice like a cashmere blanket, creating a timeless ode to defiance that hits hard with every last ‘no, no, no’. Rest in Power, Amy.
8.‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd
The Weekndhas been a pop heavyweight since he dropped his coke-fuelled banger‘Can't Feel My Face’ in 2015. But the Canadian superstar took things to another level with ‘Blinding Lights’, a synth-driven monster that somehow managed to brighten up the summer of Covid, blasting out of cars everywhere as people escaped their bubbles. More than a year later, its power has only grown.
9.‘Dancing on My Own’ by Robyn
Countless songs are about dancing the pain away, but few achieve the emotional catharsis of the Swedish singer’s all-time bittersweet banger. The irony, of course, is that no one ever dances alone to ‘Dancing On My Own’ - the floor is always going to fill the second those opening synth strobes hit, and the whole joint will unite for the skyscraping chorus. But don’t be surprised to see a few misty eyes when the lights go up.
10.‘Hey Ya!’ by Outkast
Outkast ATLien André 3000 took a break from changing the rap game for this unexpectedly sunny '60s throwback that sees the superstar hit pause as an emcee to play bandleader. In a discography of unexpected twists and turns, it was a move nobody could have seen coming from the ‘Ms. Jackson’ legend, and further proof that André can do pretty much anything. Truly cooler than a polar bear's toenails.
11.‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X
We said no country and no hip-hop… but we didn’t say anything about a mix of the two. No list of the best modern pop songs would be complete without Lil Nas X’s ‘county trap’ opus ‘Old Town Road’, a genuine twenty-first-century phenomenon that Nas recorded on a shoestring at the end of 2018, and would soon become the fastest song in history to go diamond in the US (that’s ten million copies shifted) in the US. It’s a strange beast but also a totally joyous one, surging with self-belief and optimism, a weird and wonderful outsider anthem.
12.‘Hips Don't Lie’ by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Topping her global breakthrough hit‘Whenever, Wherever’ was always going to be a tall order, but Shakira managed it in 2005 with this colossal reggaeton bop. More than 15 years later,‘Hips Don't Lie’ still gets everyone on the dance floor, though not everyonemanages to echo Wyclef’s‘Shakira, Shakira’ shoutoutquite on the beat.
13.‘SexyBack’ by Justin Timberlake
‘For whoever is claiming that they are bringing sexy back, sexy never left!’ certified Sexy MF Prince quipped when JT started blazing up the charts with this Timbaland-produced all-timer fusing raw sexuality and funk bonafides. Prince was, of course, right. But as far as a career reinvention goes, Timberlake's is one for the books: ‘SexyBack’ doesn't so much close the door on the singer's ramen-haired boy-band chapter as burn it to the ground.
14.‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen
This song made 2012 the year of the cheesy pickup line after Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s lip-sync sesh catapulted this tune onto the radio. Jepson hasn’t had another equally huge hit since, but she has facilitated millions of hasty flirtations and phone number solicitations. Thanks, Carly Rae!
15.‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars really struck gold with this Michelle Pfeiffer-namechecking throwback jam. Not only did ‘Uptown Funk’ clean up at the 2015 Grammys,evenwinning Record of the Year,but itbecame the third most-watched video ever on YouTube.Wedding reception dance floors will never be the same again.
16.‘Poker Face’ by Lady Gaga
Gaga's entire catalogue is a celebration of individuality, allyship and letting your freak flag fly. ‘Poker Face’remains astaple of the pop pantheon thanks to its grimy-glam melodies andbombastic vocal breaks. Plus, Gaga managed to sneak the line ‘f*ck her face’onto radiofor yeearswithout anyone noticing. If that’s not the mark of a queen, nothing is.
17.‘Hollaback Girl’ by Gwen Stefani
Rumour has it that this 2004 chart-topper was aimed at Courtney Love, who had apparently dismissed Stefani as a ‘cheerleader’ in an interview. Either way, there’s no denying that the minimal beat supplied by the Neptunes still hits hard, or that Stefani sounds great spelling out ‘B-A-N-A-N-A-S’ over it.
18.‘Starships’ by Nicki Minaj
The hip-hopqueen’s most sugary, hyperactive and kaleidoscopic song is a titanic explosion of energy. Transitioning from a catchy hook to rapid-fire rap, via saccharine melodies and undulating electronica, it really does makeyou feel elevated regardless of whether you’re actually ‘higher than a motherfuc*er’. Pure chaos, and an absolute blast.
19.‘Royals’ by Lorde
The small-town New Zealand export was only 15 when she penned this international mega-hit deflating hip-hop’s obsession with bling and braggadocio. It’s not the kind of thing that happens a lot in pop music, which makes the incredibly sparse, intricately layered, ultra-classy ‘Royals’ even more of a treasure. ‘Let me be your ruler,’ sang Lorde. ‘Yes please,’ replied millions.
20.‘Party in the U.S.A.’ by Miley Cyrus
This song hails from a different era of Cyrus, before shetransformed into a Robin Thicke-humping sexpot with a Gene Simmons tongue.This midway point between modern Miley and Hannah Montana is arayof sing-along sunshine. Anyone who claims not to know the words (or belt them out and roll the windows down whenever the song’s on the radio) cannot be trusted.
21.‘Bad Guy’ by Billie Eilish
Like fellow pop royal Lorde, Eilish was just a teen when she dropped this subversive ode to bad behaviour. Brother Finneas’ thumping beats and spooky hooks hold the whole thing together, but it's Eilish’s smoky voice — bounding between deeply unsettling and sprightly — that sells the whole ghoulish affair. The result cemented her as the antithesis of a squeaky-clean pop star and scared the ever-loving shit out of her target audience’s parentss.
22.‘Good as Hell’ by Lizzo
An instant feel-great classic, Lizzo’s ‘Good as Hell’ is the very definition of infectious thanks to its instantly recognisable piano beat, Lizzo’s forceful-yet-playful cadence and a pervasive, universal ability to make anybody within earshot strut for its entire runtime.
23.‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell
After floating around the cosmos in a pyramid-shaped spaceship for eight years, the French-house robots returned to Earth to drop…a throwback disco album? Reactions to Random Access Memories remain mixed, but its lead single is an unassailable jam, bringing together Pharrell’s falsetto vocals and Chic demigod Nile Rodgers’ distinctively funky guitar for a collision of past and future that grooves all night ‘til the sun.
24.‘Dynamite’ by BTS
The K-Pop supergroup has taken over the world, and there seems to be no sign of them slowing down. You either get on the train or get run over by it. Luckily, the band’s long-awaited English-language debut delivered, hijacking airwaves and talk shows with its perfectly calibrated bubblegum. Twenty years after NSYNC said ‘bye bye bye’, a new kingdom pop has raised its flag.
25.‘Adore You’ by Harry Styles
The former One Direction star's solo career has gone many unexpected places, no more so than on his recent, genre-hopping album ‘Fine Line’. And while the funky ‘Watermelon Sugar’ brings the double entendres, ‘Adore You’ is Styles at his most endearing and infectious: a slow-paced, driving, and vocallylovely instant classic. As a bonus, the surreal video finds the hearthrob enamoured with a giant fish...and it's everything.
26.‘No Tears Left to Cry’ by Ariana Grande
Ariana’s evolution from sugar-sweet pop princess to her generation’sforemost chronicler of the Kama Sutra has been astonishing, if a little much for some pearl-clutching early fans. She hita universally appealing sweet spot with this 2018 bop, which ascends to the stratosphere with each repetition of ‘pickin’ it up’. As her voice swoops and soars, it seems to confirm the arrival of aglobal superstar whose talent stands taller than even her highest ponytail.
27.‘Drivers License’ by Olivia Rodrigo
Pop's current heir apparent exploded onto the scene with this universally gripping, emotionally ripe tale of teenage yearning: a piano ballad with aforlornmelody, a driving backbeat and some of the most bracingvocals inrecent pop. Rodrigo wears her love of Taylor Swift on her sleeve, so much so that fans call her the second comingwhile haters cry ripoff. For what it’s worth, Swift (unlike Courtney Love)is a fan… and rumours continue to swirl about an upcoming collaboration that could rock the pop world to its core.
28.‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber
Taking a hiatus from making music to focus on growing up a little, the Biebs came back with ‘Purpose’ in 2015. ‘Sorry’, the second single from the album, was mixed by Skrillex — and in a stroke of genius and surprising modesty, he excluded himself from the music video and focused on an oft-imitated squad of dancers instead.
29.‘Titanium’ by David Guetta featuring Sia
Empowering, escalating and full of raw power, ‘Titanium’ is what happens when one of the world’s best producers meets one of its most prolific pop writers. Namely: fireworks. Sia may have found further success swinging from chandeliers, but as a vocalist she has never been more explosive thanhere.
30.‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams
Only somebody as tuned-in to the pop landscape as Williams could take a throwaway track from a Minions movie and turn it into an enduring ode to being in a great mood. Think of it like this: Three years after ‘Happy’, Justin Timberlake tried to replicate its good vibes for theTrolls soundtrack. But, we're not talking about Justin Timberlake here. Such is the power of a Neptune using his powers for good.
31.‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake
Take away the mountain of memes, ignore Drake’s beautiful dad dancing and this pop song would still be a winner for the ages. That delicate, trickling calypso beat effortlessly shrugs off the lover who never calls, transforming a classic tale of ghosting into an eminently danceable revenge song that everyone – ex included – would struggle to resist. No wonder it was literally inescapable for the whole of summer ‘15.
32.‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ albumis full of bangers, but none is quite as instantly timeless as this throwback jam that pulses with verve, confidence and pure joy. Once she reaches the punchy ‘yeah yeah yeah’ callback, you'll be soaring with her. Go ahead and skip the DaBaby remix… Dua’s got this oneon her own.
33.‘Milkshake’ by Kelis
Kelis’s brag that her ‘milkshake brings all the boys to the yard’ has given this magnetic dancefloor anthem legs.Driven by an all-time great Neptunes beat, it’s a pop-R&B bop every bit as box-fresh as when it dropped (as part of Kelis’s excellent‘Tasty’ album) in 2003.
34.‘Hung Up’ by Madonna
Never, ever write off Madonna: perhaps her greatest defiance of conventions (of many) is that she’s continued to have genuine pop hits way into middle age. ‘Hung Up’ isn’t even the only candidate for a best twenty-first-century pop song from Madonna, but it is the best, a magnificent disco banger turbocharged by the inspired interpolation of Abba’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’.
35.‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
Nearly inescapable between 2017 and 2018, ‘Despacito’ is one of those songs that became so prevalent that people mistook its ubiquity for annoyance. A few years on, however, the ultra-smooth collision of Latin pop and reggaeton has aged remarkably well from song-of-the-summer status to certifiable classic.
36.‘Bootylicious’ by Destiny's Child
Frankly, we’re still not sure what ‘this jelly’ is,and 20 years on we're still not sure we're ready for it. But what is certain is that the legendary girl group, facing the inevitablility of Beyoncé’s solo ascendance, fired off one last barn-burner to usher in the '00s, and the dance floor was never the same.
37.‘Work It’ by Missy Elliott
Missy’s avante-garde approach to pop-infused hip-hop is at its best when shehas certified master Timbaland at her side, and nopairing hits with the same mix of chaotic glee, weirdness and pop sensibility as ‘Work It’. Only an artist as nimble as Missy could take a jumbled mass of backwards-masked syllables and make it one the era’s most recognisable choruses... and one of karaoke night’s biggest flexes.
38.‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ by Kylie Minogue
A young Kylie Minogue scored numerous global hits in the late ‘80s with a succession of cheesy tunes that capitalised on the fame bought on by her role in the Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’. But it arguably took until 2001 for her to finally put out a bona fide masterpiece: ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ is sultry, disco-pop perfection, with its ‘la la la’ hook destined to stay lodged in our heads for the rest of the century and beyond.
39.‘American Boy’ by Estelle featuring Kanye West
Both sides of the pond get some swagger on this pulsing throwback track occupying the space between disco, hip hop and pop. Estelle’s cockney-infused vocals provide the perfect antidote to Kanye’s braggadocio… no small task, given that the guy is 5-foot-7 of pure ego. Even ‘Ye takes a back seat to Estelle when she’s firing on all cylinders (with an assist by wil.i.am and John Legend on writing duties, natch).
40.‘Since U Been Gone’ by Kelly Clarkson
Simon Cowell may have made Kelly Clarkson a celebrity, but ‘Since U Been Gone’ made her a star. OutsideAmerican Idol viewers and the two people who watchedFrom Justin to Kelly, this was the world’s true introduction to Clarkston'smighty lung capacity, and a high point for the early-noughties pop-rock explosion. The gleeful break-up anthem comes offlike a glorious cross between Avril Lavigne and ‘I Will Survive’. Fittingly in the flat circle of the pop world, it's now regularly butchered on talent shows worldwide.
41.‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
A slinky, swaggering slow jam that meets at the intersection of hip-hop and pop, Eve’s biggest hit is essentially a four-minute not-so-humblebrag about career success. It’s thekind of thing that male rappersdoall the time but somehow draws blowback when a woman does it (see also: ‘WAP’). Let the haters feign their dismay. The rest of us will be out on the dance floor and soaking in the silky sass.
42.‘Gangnam Style’ by Psy
Psy’s internet-breaking sendup of South Korean excess is absolutely impossible to ignore, try though you may. The first song to reach 1 billion YouTube hits, it’s been parodied, homaged, remade and remixed. Yet it refuses to die. That’s because, against all odds, it rips. Yes, it’s a song you're ashamed to catch yourself dancing to. But guess what? It happens to all of us.
43.‘Crazy’ by Gnarls Barkley
Long before his vile worldview and accusations of abuse made it all to easy to say ‘Fu*k You’ to Cee-Lo Green, the former Goodie Mob emcee joined forces with producer Danger Mouse to release this slick psychedelic soul curveball. Fifteen years later, it still feels gloriously alien.
44.‘Clint Eastwood’ by Gorillaz
Blur were always the most inventive of the Britpop bands. But in 1994 or so nobodywould have reasonably expected that within a decade band leader Damon Albarn would have reinvented himself as frontman of a kaleidoscopic, no boundaries cartoon pop band called Gorillaz, nor that said cartoon pop band would genuinely go on to become bigger than Blur. It’s a tough contest, but their debut single ‘Clint Eastwood’ perhaps remains their finest moment, an eerily loping slice of spaghetti western-tinged hip-pop, with a killer rap from Del the Funky Homosapien.
45.‘Paper Planes’ by MIA
Maya Arulpragasam might have stayed as a pure cult artist, jobbing away on the critically acclaimed fringes with her wildly eclectic stew of electronics, world influences and controversial opinions. However, she only had to go and make one genuine pop masterpiece, didn’t she? Based around an interpolation of The Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell’, ‘Paper Planes’s languid, irresistibly catchy backing weaves a semi-satirical tale of MIA’s difficulties in getting a US visa. A sleeper hit, its prominent placing in the soundtracks to ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘Slumdog Milliomnaire’ saw it finally crack the charts, big time.
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First arriving in March 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon spent 724 consecutive weeks in the Top 200 before dropping off of them on April 30, 1988. Climbing into the charts sporadically throughout the following years, the album has clocked up more than 200 additional weeks.
Who has more number 1 albums than Jay-Z? ›
The Fab Four has racked up a record 19 No. 1 albums on the 62-year-old Billboard 200 chart. The group dominates as the act with the most chart-toppers in the history of the tally — ahead of JAY-Z (with 14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (who both have 11).What was the first No 1 hit? ›
The first number-one song of the Billboard Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson, on August 4, 1958.What is the shortest song to hit #1? ›
The Shortest Hot 100 Hits
While it just misses the second list above, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs' “Stay” is the shortest No. 1: just 1:38 in length. The classic led the Nov. 21, 1960, Hot 100.
"Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd (pictured) is the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams as of March 2023.What is the longest #1 single on Billboard? ›
"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone. "You Light Up My Life" was the first song in history to chart at No. 1 for 10 weeks.What is the longest running No 1 single in Billboard history? ›
There are now only three other songs in Billboard chart history to have stacked up more weeks in the top Hot 100 spot than Styles' “As It Was.” Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus bests them all with 19 total weeks on top, while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” with Justin Bieber and Mariah ...What is the number 1 Disney movie? ›
|2||2015||Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens|
|3||2018||Avengers: Infinity War|
|4||2019||The Lion King|
Top 100 Best Party Songs – Summer 2020 Charts.
|1||Blinding Lights||The Weeknd|
|3||Don't Stop Me Now - 2011 Mix||Queen|
|4||Take on Me||a-ha|
The Beatles 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' is “the perfect pop song”, according to science. The Beatles' 1968 track 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' has been declared the most perfect pop song ever written by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.What is the biggest song of all time? ›
According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.
What songs have been number 1 the longest? ›
"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks.What is one of the best songs ever made? ›
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