Top 10 Best Pop Songs


The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson

Greatest entertainer to have lived.. Lives and will live forever! We love you MJ!

He is a purely born legend and this song is it's proof. A master of dancing and the king of pop. People are not fool calling him so. He will truely live forever in our hearts and in our ears - dwaipayanmazumder

Yeah, they call him the King of Pop for a reason. - funkmasta98

I'm a craziest fan of Michael Jackson he has won every one's heart that why we remember even today

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2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

I listen to all genre of music, pop, rock, nu metal, death metal, melodic death metal, rap but this song out of all is my personal favourite, for me this song is the best, no Metallica, Pink Floyd, Linkin Park, slipknot, death, children of bodom, Black Sabbath, iron maiden, Eminem can make me going as much as this one

Just my personal opinion though, even Michael's own songs doesn't come close to this one, with his dance this song is pure epic

Unbelievable song about a guy who has a one night stand and later finds out he might be the father of that woman's child. It's a great song and is Michael Jackson's greatest song as a solo artist.

Billie jean is number one! The best! This is symbol of pop.

Why is thriller 1? not even mj's best

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3 I Want It that Way - Backstreet Boys

90's classic pop song. One of the best pop ballads from the backstreet boys. Ranked at #10 by Rolling Stones/MTV in 100 greatest pop songs. A must listen pop song. My fave pop group. It is a definitive pop song of the 90's.

This is truly the best pop song EVERYBODY knows and sings this song. Black white. Hispanic. African. Indian Italian doesn't matter what you are where you come from everybody knows this song and that makes it one of the greatest if not the greatest pop song ever... So awesome and so catchy.. You are my fire the one desire believe when I say I want it that way

I love that song. When I was a kid my mom played this song when she was depressed witch was all the time. But you know now I never hear that song but I still love it.

Super duper

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4 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

It's not exactly "pop", I would say that is more soulful. It's my fave song by Whitney and actually the first song I ever heard by her. It's an awesome song and maybe one of the most romantic songs all times.

AMAZING song amazing voice... I HAVE BEEn singing this all day!

I love this singing I bolled me eyes when I found out she past away but she is always in my heart and that's why I vote this song

Gawgus debs

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5 Bad - Michael Jackson

This is sexiest Michael album of all time. Love you Michael!

Bad is Just awesome...!

This song is almost great to me, but not quite. I just feel like the hooks of this song sound a little bit forced together and the chorus, while it is almost catchy, doesn't really go anywhere except to repeat itself until it's time to go back to a verse. This may be pop music blasphemy, but from this era, Prince is so much better than Michael Jackson, at least to me. Raspberry Beret is so much better than this song.

I watched a crack of Netflix and Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events [a series you should totally read] and anyway they like played this song in it and I was like totally in love with it! It also had applause by Lady Ga Ga another song that's great! Definitely should be on this list as well! But bottom line Bad is a most excellent song!

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6 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

No.17 what I love this song it's catchy and fun to listen to

Call Me Maybe is a great song!

Call me maybe is a awesome song that just hits ya

Best? How can it be best if its not every decent? This song sucks - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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7 ... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

I voted for britney
But I think it should be You Drive Me Crazy
And You Drive Me Crazy is also Brit's favorite from her first album

my baby one more time every day! - fadzul_fadzq

I love it and still love it. It jút gives me so many memories. Makes me wanna flashblack to the old times. Brit will always be the princess in my heart... :x

The best pop song of all times is Toxic guys...

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8 Purple Rain - Prince

I cannot believe that Katie Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande are ahead of The Purple One. This is possibly the best song ever. I shouldn't have to explain why if you've never heard this song, enjoy this nine-minute masterpiece.

Prince behind Britney Spears is like dinner first and breakfast last.

He's dead but I love this song! - DynastiNoble

bad song

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9 Poker Face - Lady Gaga

I go to almost all your concerts and poker face is my favorite nothing can top it you are A great singer I don't know what I'd be listening to without poker face it's like so cool I never heard a song like it and I sing at school at home with my friends in my room in the car on my phone no time to sto sing at school at home with my friends in my room in the car on my phone no time to stop if my friends don't like it I might cry love poker face best song ever

So great never listen to any song listen to it all the time I wish I was the song I if I feel bad I listen to poker face when I'm bored with my friends we listen to poker face when I'm driving in my car I listen to poker face when getting ready to go to sleep I listen to poker face what would I listen to that's not better I love it it's so great when I hear on the radio I turn it up all the way don't think I'll ever change it out of my number one love it

The song just super, which should fall into the top 5. Because it sounds just fine and easily, well done Lady Gaga... By the way is my favorite song!

Lady gagas third best song 2 applause 1 paparazzi

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10 Tonight - Enrique Iglesias

What a song! One of the best! Should be on top! Come on all fans of enrique!

This song is awful. Listen to the censored version. - WonkeyDude98

This should be on the top. What a moving song

WOW! I just listened to this song but its amazing! Totally yes!

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The Newcomers

? Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore
? The Fear - Lily Allen

Might be the best pop song ever. - ZeroBlaster

The Contenders

11 Party In the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus

She is excellent! And Party in the U.S. A is definitely one of her best!
Its lyrics are good, the beat is good and she sings it in a terrific way!

I think that this song was definitely the peak of Miley so many little girls looked up to this song and it will forever reign in all human Eras

I love this song and I think Miley should have stayed this way

Nostalgia... - Elijah_Cook

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12 Give Me Everything - Pitbull


pop! haha

13 Like a Prayer - Madonna

This might have been one of the last great pop songs by Madonna. That being said, it isn't as strong as her other great songs. Over thirty years later, I caught myself with Material Girl in my head today without having to hear it. Ever song on her first two albums plus Crazy for You and the one from Desperately Seeking Susan are better than this one. It says more good about them than it does bad about Like a Prayer though.

This song is better than any other on this list. All those who really know music can say this. Go, Madonna! Queen Of Music!

Way more iconic than any of those listed. Do you honestly think anyone will remember call me maybe in ten years?

This song is so artsy that it's hard to consider it pop, but if you do, it is easily the greatest pop song of all time.

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14 Firework - Katy Perry

This really is Katy Perry's best song. And I totally mean it when I say, 'Katy Perry. YOU REALLY ARE A FIREWORK! ' You rock. And this definitely is one of your best songs. Hilarious. Anyone would agree. It should be in the top 10. Definitely.

The best pop song I've ever heard. This song rules the world of pop. Very inspiring and catchy song.

Love it it's so great Katie Perry Great song firework so good I would never think of it different


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15 Written In the Stars - Tinie Tempah

I love this song, I use it on most of my back room music for drawing on YouTube... LOVE this SONG got 3, 564, 223 watches!

This Song Is Awesome and gets me super pumped at the same time... If You listen to it once you'll love it guranteed

I love this song but wouldn't this be more of a rap song

Its amazing

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16 The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

The lack of Abba in the top ten is disturbing - SoldierOfFortune

Best ever pop epic ballad!

17 Titanium - David Guetta

Love it always sing it everywhere

I love this song it is awesome, I think it should be nu. 1

Brilliant Beat by David Guetta + voice of Sia = Titanium..

Good memories with this song. Sadly, they are now memories only. Love this song, especialy the chorus, gives me chills every time I hear it. Very motivational moment.

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18 Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne

Love the song! Super fun! Its something you and your bff's can listen to and sing together.

Hey hey you I don't like your girlfriend no way no way I think you need a new one!

This is a awesome song! So much fun to sing

This list is terrible... but this is one of the better ones on "this" list.

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19 Beat It - Michael Jackson

This is not a song in the pop genre, it's Hard Rock/Dance-Rock. But Michael Jackson, the living legend of popular music is amazing so I voted for Thriller or Billie Jean. - malamJONES

Epic song from an all time epic album. My vote goes to this one. Love you michael

So good it has Eddie Van Halen doing the Guitar solo - christangrant

Not sure because this more like a Hard Rock song - christangrant

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20 Problem - Ariana Grande

This the best song ever and her voice is so strong I love it!

I don't usually listen to Ariana Grande but this is one of her best.

Problem is a perfect song to jam with

One of the worst songs of all time.

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21 Gangnam Style - PSY

Awesome song! Should be in top 5

No this is a horrible song. I rather listen to Call Me Maybe. I hate this song... Ugh

So fun to dance to!


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22 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson

This song is one of the few good songs in present decade, but it's overplayed. Still a good song though. - malamJONES

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23 Toxic - Britney Spears

Can someone please explain to me how ooh la la is so much higher on the list?

Can someone please explain to me why the hell Toxic is lower than Fancy and Problem?

This is a good Britney song

WHERE the PHANDOM AT? - Heyy7868

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24 Go Time - Jackie Evancho

This song and video will be playing at all the Justice girls clothing stores - I hope her promoters plan to get it radio airplay... This song kicks butt.

Jackie Evancho lets loose and shows her teenage pop side. This girl has more talent than anyone I have ever known. I can't wait for her new album
"Awakening to come out September 23. What a ride the last four years have been. From 10 years old on AGT to her new world tour at age 14. Watch out world her she comes.

I could listen to this song over and over and over and... - BobG

I love Jackie's voice so much!

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25 We Found Love - Rihanna

We found love in a hopeless. Place Rihanna!

Best Music Video and Dance Club Song

26 Fancy - Iggy Azalea

This isn't even a decent pop song, this is such a crappy "Rap song". I put it in quotation marks because that's not rapping, that's boasting! - blst0033

I like this song it is fun and I like to sing it and rap

Love this song so catchy - RockStarr

I hate this

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27 Crazy in Love - Beyonce

So good - that intro and everything and ugh the iconic video

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28 Someone Like You - Adele

I am from Iran. I love this song so much because it say a story which is going on wherever humans live.

Adele is beast. How come this ain't at the top of this list? This is REAL POP MUSIC. She never dissapoints

I love Adele and all of her songs are touching so really nothing bad to,say

Best after mj

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29 I Wanna Go - Britney Spears

This is my favorite Britney song I love it I sing it all the time

30 This Is Me - Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas

They are wicked man somethin nice I learnt their song ganna here them all!

Best song ever by any singer... She is my favorite.. Despite of her melodious voice she is so underrated :( this world is so mean. Demi is on the top in my list! Love her forever...

This is real, this is me, and I LOVE IT. It was one of those songs that made me feel good about myself. Which is GOOD because people always hate it at my house. BUT YES JUST KEEP MAKING SONGS!

Bestt song everr

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31 Angels - Robbie Williams

This song is for everyone

32 My All - Mariah Carey

Really?!?! Just placed at 20?! Come on its one of Mariah's greatest songs. You people should look at what the lyrics says, not how good the beat is or if who s the artist!

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33 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

Best song ever

34 Scarface (Push It to the Limit) - Paul Engemann

I first heard this song from the Flashback radio station in Grand Theft Auto III and I loved it on first listen and played it a lot more times, it's a Pop song with complexity and loads of talent the song is 156 BPM which makes for a nice fast paced upbeat song and it even has a guitar solo, it came from an awesome movie too not only that its also the best song fro a montage and probably the most 80's song I have ever heard, Not a fan of Pop at all but this I love and no doubt my favorite. - christangrant

35 We are Young - Fun.

Not really pop, but whatever!

So let's set the world on fire!

When I listen this song. Fun. is one of my favourite band.

I’ve loved this song sense I was 2

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36 Song to the Siren - This Mortal Coil
37 Please Don't Go - Mike Posner
38 Good Life - Onerepublic
39 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
40 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Probably the best song ever written about loving someone...

Are you serious?! 44th?! This is the BEST pop song all time!

41 Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

Best song ever!

42 Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

Best pop song I've ever heard. love it very much you ROCK SHAKIRA!

43 Umbrella - Rihanna

Amazing :) but what's up with all the illuminati stuff in the video

The BesT Of All Girl SonGs

A truely amazing song

Love it

44 Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

Nice 70's. One of the best of the decade.

45 Crush - David Archuleta

David has done lots of great things in Music Industry. He never put any foul words in his songs. He has great a attitude. More people will like him. Great things come to those who wait. Overall, he is PERFECT

He is young singer. His song always be hits. I think one time he will be legend in the world. Everyone like his song like as me. I love you so much Archie. I believe you will be the winner..

David is an awesome singer. I love the song "Crush".

David can sing anything. Crush makes me happy it is innocent like a young crush would be.

46 SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
47 Take On Me - Aha

Umm this song is beaten by Fancy *leaves room* no I quit I give up - siguy

48 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
49 Take a Bow - Madonna

Did you hear this song? If yes you would know what I mean - Alexandr


50 What the Hell - Avril Lavigne
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