Songs That Should Have Topped Billboard

Which song do you think especially deserved the #1 position on Billboard but failed to make it there?

The Top Ten

1 A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

I love everything about Vanessa Carlton, and I love the fact that there are people out there who think that this was worthy of being a number-one hit. It's probably one of the best pop songs in history, and while Vanessa Carlton has taken a number of major steps forward since this song, she would have never been able to build her career without "A Thousand Miles. " It's simply a magnificent song, and I'm honored to see it at #3 on this list. Be sure to pick up a copy of her latest album, "Rabbits on the Run. " You won't be disappointed!

Awesome song with really nice lyrics. There's something different in this song which pleases the heart. Great Work!

Amazing song. Full of depth and life! Vanessa Carlton is one of the best female pop singers I have heard till now.

I LOVE this song the piano solo I just fall in love with every time makes up this song including Vanessa Carlton's amazing voice!

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2 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga UListen to Sample
3 I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis
4 Stan - Eminem & Dido UListen to Sample
5 Wide Awake - Katy Perry UListen to Sample
6 Lights - Ellie Goulding

Yyeesss also happy birthday to ellie ( I wrote this on the 30th of dec.) and anyone reading this whos birthday it is

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7 I'm Like a Bird - Nelly Furtado UListen to Sample
8 Too Little Too Late - JoJo UListen to Sample
9 Russian Roulette - Rihanna UListen to Sample
10 The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift UListen to Sample
12 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

this awesome dance/pop song topped many countries but not Hot 100. Real shame. On the Floor is much better than those trash from Gaga, Rihanna or K. Perry - Magnolia

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13 Paparazzi - Lady Gaga UListen to Sample
14 Unfaithful - Rihanna UListen to Sample
15 Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
16 Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson

I adore Kelly, her wonderful voice and deep lyrics. Everything she does is so underrated - Magnolia

Anything by kelly clarkson should top the charts! That is a fact!

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17 £1 Fish - The £1 Fish Man

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas withought a one off novelty song.

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18 If You Want to Get to Heaven - Ozark Mountain Daredevils

As heard in Grand Theft Auto V on Rebel Radio

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19 Forever - Chris Brown UListen to Sample
20 Crush - David Archuleta UListen to Sample
21 Fly Like a Bird - Mariah Carey

This Song Deserves To Be On Number 1 On Billboard This Is One Of The Best Gospel Songs Very Beautiful

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22 Baby - Justin Bieber & Ludacris

This didn't top billboard because it's the worst song ever!

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23 Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit UListen to Sample
24 Hung Up - Madonna

it is funny that this song topped 45 countries but wasn't number one in the USA. Funny and weird. Hung Up is true classic of dance/electronica - Magnolia

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25 Waka Waka - Shakira

international superhit that didn't top Billboard. Too bad, the song is awesome - Magnolia

26 Shattered Glass - Britney Spears UListen to Sample
27 The Harold Song - Ke$ha UListen to Sample
28 HOV Lane - Nicki Minaj UListen to Sample
29 Not Myself Tonight - Not Myself Tonight UListen to Sample
30 How I Roll - Britney Spears UListen to Sample
31 Miracle - Cascada UListen to Sample
32 Ur So Gay - Katy Perry UListen to Sample
33 Shots - LMFAO UListen to Sample
34 Kerosene - Miranda Lambert UListen to Sample
35 Clocks - Coldplay

I just don't understand why people would overlook this well-crafted song. From the nice piano solo to the strings. It also has a great rhythm, and good lyrics. I don't know how people miss this one.

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36 Breathless - The Corrs UListen to Sample
37 Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes UListen to Sample
38 La Isla Bonita - Madonna

One of the best and most memorable 80s songs! Can't believe it wasn't number 1. Americans have a weird taste

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39 I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston UListen to Sample
40 With You - Chris Brown UListen to Sample
41 Live While We're Young - One Direction UListen to Sample
42 No Air - Jordin Sparks UListen to Sample
43 Bubbly - Colbie Caillat UListen to Sample
44 Barbie Girl - Aqua UListen to Sample
45 I Stay In Love - Mariah Carey UListen to Sample
46 The Roof (Back In Time) - Mariah Carey
47 College Drop - Sage the Gemini UListen to Sample
48 Pon de Replay - Rihanna UListen to Sample
49 This Kiss - Carly Rae Jepsen UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
49 listings
9 years, 51 days old

Top Remixes

1. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
2. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
3. I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis


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