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1.
11/1992
522

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1994]
produced by David Foster
[Arista 12490]
written by Dolly Parton
2.
07/1992
509

✫1
US
35
AC




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2178]
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), L.A. Reid (as Antonio "L.A." Reid) & Daryl Simmons
3.
08/1994
507

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2257]
written by Babyface
4.
10/1996
485

✫1
US
6
AC








2
alt.
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Trauma LP Cut]
written by Eric Stefani & Gwen Stefani
5.
01/1994
455

✫1
US
2
AC










2
UK
[Arista 12653]
written by Joker (as Jonas Berggren)
6.
09/1997
455

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 B]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
7.
09/1997
448

✫1
US
5
AC










✫1
UK
[tribute to Princess Diana]
co-produced by George Martin; seventh song in hot 100 history to debut at #1 ; charted as Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something about the Way You Look Tonight in US charts and in UK charts
[Rocket 568108 A]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
8.
06/1991
443

✫1
US
✫1
AC






10
rock


✫1
UK
9.
11/1995
443

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




6
UK
fourth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78074]
written by Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman & Michael McCary
10.
05/1993
441

✫1
US
16
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




2
UK
[Virgin 12650]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
11.
10/1996
437

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
12.
06/1997
435

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring 112 & The Lox
based on "Every Breath You Take" by The Police [tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.]; fifth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Bad Boy 79097]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner), Sauce Money (as Todd Gaither) & Faith Evans
13.
04/1994
429

✫1
US
3
AC




13
R&B




2
UK
written by John Michael Montgomery; produced by David Foster
[Blitzz/Atlantic 87243]
written by Gary Baker & Frank J. Myers
14.
09/1993
422

✫1
US
9
AC






10
rock


✫1
UK
[R]
produced by Jim Steinman
[MCA 54626]
written by Jim Steinman
15.
07/1999
422

✫1
US
11
AC






10
rock
24
alt.
3
UK
featuring Rob Thomas
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 2000]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 2000]
[Arista 13718]
written by Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas
16.
05/1993
415

✫1
US
11
AC








11
alt.
✫1
UK
[Virgin 12653]
written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
17.
10/1998

Believe by Cher

from Believe   
414

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Warner 17119]
written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Paul Barry, Steve Torch (as Steven Torch), Matthew Gray & Tim Powell (as Timothy Powell)
18.
05/1998
414

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




2
UK
[Atlantic 84089]
written by Brandy (as Brandy Norwood), Rodney Jerkins, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III & LaShawn Daniels
19.
06/1995
414

✫1
US
24
AC




4
R&B




4
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1995]
[LaFace 24107]
written by Marqueze Ethridge, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes & Organized Noize
20.
09/1995
406

✫1
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
second song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78043]
written by Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Dave Hall, Adrian Belew & Steven Stanley
21.
05/1996
403

✫1
US
28
AC










2
UK
[R]
[RCA 64407]
written by Rogerio Rodrigues & Marcia Freitas Rodrigues
22.
05/1993
395

2
US
22
AC








17
alt.
✫1
UK
[Arista 12614]
written by Joker (as Jonas Berggren), Linn Berggren, Jenny Berggren & Buddha (as Ulf Ekberg)
23.
08/1993
393

✫1
US
2
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 77080]
written by Mariah Carey & Dave Hall
24.
03/1992
393

✫1
US




13
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[Ruffhouse 74197]
written by Treach (as Anthony Ciss)
25.
08/1995
391

✫1
US






2
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring L.V.
[MCA Soundtracks 55104]
written by Coolio, Doug Rasheed, L.V. (as Larry Sanders) & Stevie Wonder
26.
08/1995
379

✫1
US
7
AC


3
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
co-produced by R. Kelly; first song ever in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Epic 78002]
written by R. Kelly
27.
04/1999
379

✫1
US
18
AC


5
dance






✫1
UK
[C2/Columbia 79124]
written by Ricky Martin, Desmond Child & Draco Rosa (as Robi Rosa)
28.
01/1992
377

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Wing 865136]
written by Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman & Jon Lind
29.
12/1992
375

✫1
US




24
dance
10
R&B




2
UK
[EastWest 98471]
written by Snow (as Darrin O'Brien), Marvin Prince, Edmond Leary, MC Shan (as Shawn Moltke) & Terri V. Lowe
30.
02/1999

No Scrubs by TLC

from FanMail   
373

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




3
UK
[LaFace 24385]
written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi (as Kandi Burruss) & Tameka "Tiny" Cottle
31.
07/1996
371

✫1
US




20
dance






✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1997]
written by Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard, Victoria Beckham, Melanie B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C & Geri Halliwell
32.
08/1998
365

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[R]
[Arista 13522]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Tamara Savage
33.
12/1994
364

✫1
US
✫1
AC




40
R&B




16
UK
[Maverick/Sire 18000]
written by Babyface & Madonna
34.
09/1994
364

✫1
US




22
dance
2
R&B




4
UK
[Columbia 77614]
written by Ini Kamoze, Chris Kenner, Kenton Nix & Salaam Remi
35.
12/1997
363

✫1
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B




4
UK
[Virgin 38623]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
36.
07/1999
362

✫1
US












✫1
UK
[RCA 65692]
written by Steve Kipner, David Frank & Pam Sheyne
37.
05/1999
359

✫1
US




5
dance
6
R&B




4
UK
38.
11/1991
358

✫1
US
23
AC


2
dance
3
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 74100]
written by Michael Jackson & Bill Bottrell
39.
01/1998
358

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








10
UK
[Mercury 568452]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
40.
11/1994
358

✫1
US
8
AC




2
R&B




20
UK
[Motown 0244]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
41.
03/1996
357

2
US






4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Atlantic 84868]
written by Mark Morrison & Phil Chill
42.
11/1994

Creep by TLC

from CrazySexyCool   
355

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




22
UK
[LaFace 24082]
written by Dallas Austin
43.
01/1990
355

✫1
US
2
AC






23
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1990]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #162]
[Ensign/Chrysalis 23488]
written by Prince
44.
10/1998
354

✫1
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B




3
UK
11th song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Jive 42557]
written by R. Kelly
45.
06/1997
354

✫1
US






9
R&B




✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Terri McFaddin (as Theresa McFaddin), Patrice Rushen, Will Smith & Fred Washington
46.
11/1993
353

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 77230]
written by Gunther Mende, Candy DeRouge, Jennifer Rush & Mary Klopprogge
47.
11/1993
351

✫1
US
4
AC










2
UK
48.
04/1995
350

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
49.
05/1992
349

✫1
US
✫1
AC




11
R&B




2
UK
featuring Trey Lorenz
[live]
[Columbia 74330]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
50.
07/1994
349

2
US
✫1
AC






35
rock
4
alt.
4
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1995]
[A&M 0702]
written by Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, David Baerwald & Kevin Gilbert
51.
03/1996
345

✫1
US
2
AC


6
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 78276]
written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
52.
10/1993
344

✫1
US
2
AC




5
R&B




7
UK
[Columbia 77224]
written by Mariah Carey
53.
10/1993
344

✫1
US
4
AC




7
R&B




6
UK
[Virgin 38404]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
54.
03/1996
343

2
US
30
AC


48
dance
✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring Lauryn Hill
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Ruffhouse LP Cut]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
55.
12/1997
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1997]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1999]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1999]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1997]
eighth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[550 Music/Epic 78825]
written by James Horner & Will Jennings
56.
12/1996
341

2
US
3
AC




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #406]
[Jive 42422]
written by R. Kelly
57.
11/1998
341

✫1
US












✫1
UK
[Jive 42545]
written by Max Martin
58.
02/1995
341

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




11
UK
[PMP/RAL 851468]
written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce & Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
59.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   
339

✫1
US
21
AC










✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
60.
12/1999
338

✫1
US




39
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 79342]
written by Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles), LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland (as Kelendria Rowland) & LaTavia Roberson
61.
11/1996
338

2
US
✫1
AC








26
alt.
32
UK
[Atlantic 87021]
written by Jewel & Steve Poltz
62.
05/1994
337

✫1
US
5
AC








7
alt.
6
UK
[RCA 62870]
written by Lisa Loeb
63.
01/1994
337

3
US
4
AC




7
R&B




✫1
UK
B side Never Forget You charted in the US Hot 100 from 12 feb 1994
[Columbia 77358]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
64.
03/1996
335

✫1
US
✫1
AC




41
R&B




5
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 78237]
written by Diane Warren
65.
07/1992
332

5
US




✫1
dance






✫1
UK
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
66.
09/1997
331

✫1
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
sixth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78648]
written by Mariah Carey, Diddy (as Puff Daddy), Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
67.
10/1999
331

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








33
UK
[Warner 16884]
written by Stephanie Bentley & Holly Lamar
68.
06/1999

Unpretty by TLC

from FanMail   
330

✫1
US






4
R&B




6
UK
[LaFace 24424]
written by Dallas Austin & T-Boz (as Tionne Watkins)
69.
06/1995
330

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
charted as Kiss from a Rose / I'm Alive in UK charts
[ZTT/Sire 17896]
written by Seal & Trevor Horn
70.
04/1990
328

✫1
US
23
AC


✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
71.
03/1994
326

3
US
25
AC




2
R&B




✫1
UK
as The Artist formerly known as Prince
[NPG 72514]
written by Prince
72.
02/1994
325

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Jive 42207]
written by R. Kelly
73.
08/1997
325

2
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[LaFace 24265]
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
74.
12/1997
325

✫1
US
✫1
AC










4
UK
[Columbia 78723]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
75.
09/1999
325

✫1
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Columbia 79260]
written by Mariah Carey, Jay-Z (as Sean Carter), Shirley Elliston, Lincoln Chase, Michael Walden & Jeffrey Cohen
76.
05/1996
322

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




8
UK
[Ruthless 6335]
written by Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane II), Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse) & Wish Bone (as Charles Scruggs)
77.
05/1996
322

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
produced by Babyface ; charted as You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow in US Hot 100 charts ; charted as Let It Flow in US AC charts
[LaFace 24160]
written by Babyface & Bryce Luvah (as Bryce Wilson)
78.
02/1998
322

✫1
US






6
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 78804]
written by Nas (as Nasir Jones), Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Bernard Edwards, Joe Robinson, Nile Rodgers & Will Smith
79.
12/1991
321

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[live]
[Columbia 74086]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
80.
05/1998
321

✫1
US
18
AC


5
dance
4
R&B




4
UK
charted as My All / Breakdown in US R&B charts
[Columbia 78821]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
81.
03/1992
320

2
US




8
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
[EastWest 98586]
written by Thomas McElroy & Denzil Foster
82.
08/1995
320

2
US
5
AC




70
R&B




3
UK
[rm]
[Atlantic 87124]
written by Ben Watt & Tracey Thorn
83.
07/1999
319

✫1
US
14
AC


✫1
dance






4
UK
[Overbrook 97122]
written by Paul Barry & Mark Taylor
84.
11/1996
319

2
US






✫1
R&B




5
UK
[from the movie Set If Off]
[EastWest 64231]
written by Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Marqueze Ethridge & Organized Noize
85.
05/1999
319

✫1
US






3
R&B




2
UK
featuring Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
based upon "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
[Overbrook 79157]
written by Kool Moe Dee (as Moe DeWese), Rob Fusari, Will Smith & Stevie Wonder
86.
12/1995
318

2
US
2
AC




11
R&B




4
UK
[LaFace 24115]
written by Joe Rich (as Joseph Richards) & Don DuBose
87.
05/1995
318

3
US






✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Virgin 38482]
written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Robert Livingston & King Floyd
88.
05/1998
317

✫1
US
13
AC






4
rock


4
UK
ninth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78952]
written by Diane Warren
89.
10/1993
314

3
US
4
AC




4
R&B




2
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24054]
written by Babyface
90.
09/1990
313

✫1
US




28
dance
6
R&B




✫1
UK
based on Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
[SBK 07335]
written by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
91.
07/1991
312

✫1
US




4
dance




28
alt.
2
UK
[Charisma 98671]
written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass & Rob Manzoli
92.
02/1991
311

✫1
US
✫1
AC


23
dance






2
UK
[A&M 1549]
written by Amy Grant & Keith Thomas
93.
10/1998
309

✫1
US






2
R&B




3
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1999]
tenth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Ruffhouse 78868]
written by Lauryn Hill
94.
03/1998
309

2
US
8
AC


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Maverick 17244]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
95.
03/1998
309

✫1
US
26
AC




✫1
R&B




8
UK
[MCA 55420]
written by Rory Bennett & JoJo (as JoJo Hailey)
96.
11/1999
308

✫1
US




18
dance
101
R&B




3
UK
97.
10/1999
306

✫1
US
✫1
AC










10
UK
[Columbia 79236]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
98.
11/1993
306

3
US




✫1
dance






61
UK
as MC Sar & the Real McCoy
[Arista 1-2724]
written by Jürgen Wind, Quickmix & O-Jay (as Olaf Jeglitza)
99.
01/1992
304

4
US
39
AC








25
alt.
✫1
UK
[London-Sire 869 730]
written by Siobhan Fahey, Marcella Detroit & Manu Guiot
100.
11/1990
302

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams

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