Rihanna Lands 2 Songs On Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012


The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio.


Exactly 20 years later, Billboard is celebrating the anniversary by counting down the top 100 songs on the Pop Songs chart over the past two decades.

Two of Rihanna’s singles have made it on the list: “Take A Bow” at #96 and the unstoppable “We Found Love” at #12!

Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 ranking is based on actual performance on Billboard’s weekly BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart dating to its inception (Oct. 3, 1992). Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 40 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between chart turnover rates during those years, as recurrent rules have changed multiple times.

Find out the complete list after the cut.

THE TOP 100 POP SONGS 1992-2012, Nos. 100-91:

100 IN MY HEAD Jason Derulo (2010)

99 AIRPLANES B.o.B Featuring Hayley Williams (2010)

98 SEXY AND I KNOW IT LMFAO (2011)

97 GRENADE Bruno Mars (2011)

96 TAKE A BOW Rihanna (2008)

95 FIREWORK Katy Perry (2010)

94 AGAIN Lenny Kravitz (2001)

93 BREAKAWAY Kelly Clarkson (2004)

92 OVER AND OVER Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw (2004)

91 SOMEDAY Nickelback (2004)
90 PAYPHONE Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa (2012)

89 HIPS DON’T LIE Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean (2006)
88 CHECK ON IT Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug (2006)

87 UNWRITTEN Natasha Bedingfield (2006)

86 SHE WILL BE LOVED Maroon 5 (2004)

85 I’M REAL Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule (2001)

84 WITHOUT YOU David Guetta Featuring Usher (2011)

T82 THIS LOVE Maroon 5 (2004)

T82 SAY IT RIGHT Nelly Furtado (2007)

81 MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. (2006)
80 GLAD YOU CAME The Wanted (2012)

79 STICKWITU The Pussycat Dolls (2006)

78 NO ONE Alicia Keys (2008)

77 BYE BYE BYE ‘N Sync (2000)
76 I KNOW Dionne Farris (1995)

75 E.T. Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West (2011)

74 AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Backstreet Boys (1998)

73 COMPLICATED Avril Lavigne (2002)

72 EVERYTHING YOU WANT Vertical Horizon (2000)
71 FOREVER Chris Brown (2008)

70 JUST DANCE Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis (2009)

69 EVERY MORNING Sugar Ray (1999)

68 PROMISCUOUS Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland (2006)

67 HOT N COLD Katy Perry (2008)

66 GENIE IN A BOTTLE Christina Aguilera (1999)

65 BENT matchbox twenty (2000)

64 I GOTTA FEELING The Black Eyed Peas (2009)

63 DON’T TURN AROUND Ace Of Base (1994)

62 STAY (I MISSED YOU) Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (1994)
61 ALL STAR Smash Mouth (1999)

60 SAVE TONIGHT Eagle-Eye Cherry (1999)

59 TWO PRINCES Spin Doctors (1993)

58 MISSING Everything But The Girl (1996)

57 DJ GOT US FALLIN’ IN LOVE Usher Featuring Pitbull (2010)

56 DYNAMITE Taio Cruz (2010)

55 WALKIN’ ON THE SUN Smash Mouth (1998)

54 BOOM BOOM POW The Black Eyed Peas (2009)

53 I KNEW I LOVED YOU Savage Garden (2000)

52 JUST A DREAM Nelly (2010)

51 LOVEFOOL The Cardigans (1997)

50 BAD ROMANCE Lady Gaga (2010)

49 FAR AWAY Nickelback (2006)

48 THE SIGN Ace Of Base (1994)

47 HEY YA! OutKast (2003)

46 BEHIND THESE HAZEL EYES Kelly Clarkson (2005)

45 SEMI-CHARMED LIFE Third Eye Blind (1997)

44 3 AM matchbox 20 (1998)

43 YOU BELONG WITH ME Taylor Swift (2009)

42 WHERE IS THE LOVE? The Black Eyed Peas (2003)

41 GOOD FEELING Flo Rida (2012)

40 DON’T LET GO (LOVE) En Vogue (1996)

39 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY Fergie (2007)

38 FLY Sugar Ray (1997)

37 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Bruno Mars (2010)

36 WE BELONG TOGETHER Mariah Carey (2005)

35 GIVE ME EVERYTHING Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (2011)

34 WHATCHA SAY Jason Derulo (2009)

33 GIVES YOU HELL The All-American Rejects (2009)

32 WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN Creed (2000)

31 RUN IT! Chris Brown (2005)

30 YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME Jewel (1997)

29 THE REASON Hoobastank (2004)

28 STEREO HEARTS Gym Class Heroes Featuring Adam Levine (2011)

27 BLEEDING LOVE Leona Lewis (2008)

26 TORN Natalie Imbruglia (1998)

25 KRYPTONITE 3 Doors Down (2000)

24 NAME Goo Goo Dolls (1995)

23 LEAVIN’ Jesse McCartney (2008)

22 DOWN Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne (2009)

21 YEAH! Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004)

20 PARTY ROCK ANTHEM LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011)

19 THE WAY I ARE Timbaland Featuring Keri Hilson (2007)

18 MOVES LIKE JAGGER Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera (2011)

17 BECAUSE OF YOU Kelly Clarkson (2005)

16 …BABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears (1999)

15 TIK TOK Ke$ha (2010)

14 I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER Donna Lewis (1996)

13 LOW Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain (2008)

12 WE FOUND LOVE Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris (2011)

11 HOW YOU REMIND ME Nickelback (2001)

10 SINCE U BEEN GONE Kelly Clarkson (2005)

9 SLIDE Goo Goo Dolls (1999)

8 HERE WITHOUT YOU 3 Doors Down (2003)

7 DON’T SPEAK No Doubt (1996)

6 TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Savage Garden (1998)

5 SMOOTH Santana Featuring Rob Thomas (1999)

4 HANGING BY A MOMENT Lifehouse (2001)

3 APOLOGIZE Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic (2008)

2 ANOTHER NIGHT Real McCoy (1994)

… And, with four weeks at No. 1 in 1998 (from the “City of Angels” soundtrack), and 39 weeks on the chart total (it’s tied for the second-longest run), the No. 1 title on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart over its first 20 years, from 1992 to 2012, is …:

1 IRIS Goo Goo Dolls (1998)

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