Billboard Top 100 Songs of All Time Continued…
30. “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” – Irene Cara
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for six weeks (1983): The synthesizer-based hit won the Academy Award for Best Song, defeating “Maniac” from the same film as well as “Over You” from “Tender Mercies” and “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” and “The Way He Makes Me Feel” from “Yentl.” (From Billboard)
29. “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for eight weeks (2012): The most popular song to come out in 2012 was also one of the biggest songs of the decade. Gotye is only the second Belgium born artist to ever be in the Hot 100. His song made quite a splash.
28. “Every Breath You Take” – The Police
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for eight weeks (1983): This song has oftentimes been mistaken for a nice love song. However, listen to the lyrics closely and you will find that it is more about jealousy than anything else. Either way, it is one of the biggest songs of all time.
27. “Too Close” – Next
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for five weeks (1998): Producer Kay Gee told this Minneapolis trio they were going to write a song based on an early rap hit, Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’.” But they didn’t sample the original. “We played it live and changed it around,” says Kay Gee. “I felt if we put the right lyrics on top of that beat, we could bring that same magic back in the ’90s.” From Billboard)
26. “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” – Andy Gibb
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for four weeks (1977): The Gibb brothers have songs all over this top 100 all time list. Here is just another example of how successful they were as singers, writers and composers.
25. “Low” – Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for 10 weeks (2008): Bet you didn’t think this song would be on this list. However, “Low” was actually the most popular song in 2008 and has since become one of the most listened to and played songs in history, thus cementing its place as a top 25 Hot 100 song of all time.
24. “We Found Love” – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for 10 weeks (2011): Rihanna actually has 12 number one Hot 100 songs. However, this is the only one to reign at the top of the charts for double digit weeks.
23. “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for six weeks (1982): Sylvester Stallone was going to use Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” as his main theme for “Rocky III,” until label owner Tony Scotti, who years earlier had released a single by Sly’s brother Frank, played him an album by the Chicago-based band Survivor. Within 90 minutes of the group seeing a rough cut of the film, “Eye of the Tiger” was born. (From Billboard)
22. “How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee Gees
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for three weeks (1977): Again, the Gibb brothers strike again. Is their any artist on this list with more songs? Here is another one of their classics.
21. “Le Freak” – Chic
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for six weeks (1978): The song itself sold more than 4 million copies and helped establish the credentials of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. While they never had another big hit as Chic, they did go on to produce for some of the biggest music names ever including Diana Ross, David Bowie, Carly Simon, Madonna, Sister Sledge, Duran Duran and Debbie Harry.
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