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1.
08/1995
360

✫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
2.
11/1992
356

✫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
3.
05/1993
348

✫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
4.
10/1998

Believe by Cher

from Believe   
345

✫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)
5.
07/1992
337

✫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
6.
09/1993
337

✫1
US
9
AC




10
rock


✫1
UK
[R]
produced by Jim Steinman
[MCA 54626]
written by Jim Steinman
7.
10/1996
336

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
8.
05/1993
335

✫1
US
11
AC






11
alt.
✫1
UK
[Virgin 12653]
written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
9.
11/1991
333

✫1
US
23
AC
2
dance
3
R&B




✫1
UK
[Epic 74100]
written by Michael Jackson & Bill Bottrell
10.
08/1995
333

✫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
11.
01/1990
333

✫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
12.
06/1991
330

✫1
US
✫1
AC




10
rock


✫1
UK
13.
10/1996
329

✫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
14.
04/1994
326

✫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
15.
04/1999
325

✫1
US
18
AC
5
dance






✫1
UK
[C2/Columbia 79124]
written by Ricky Martin, Desmond Child & Draco Rosa (as Robi Rosa)
16.
01/1994
323

✫1
US
2
AC








2
UK
[Arista 12653]
written by Joker (as Jonas Berggren)
17.
04/1990
320

✫1
US
23
AC
✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
18.
09/1997
320

✫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
19.
06/1997
319

✫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
20.
09/1995
319

✫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.
05/1992
316

✫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
22.
12/1991
316

✫1
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[live]
[Columbia 74086]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
23.
12/1997
315

✫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
24.
03/1992
314

✫1
US


13
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[Ruffhouse 74197]
written by Treach (as Anthony Ciss)
25.
03/1998
314

2
US
8
AC
✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Maverick 17244]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
26.
09/1997
312

✫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
27.
08/1994
312

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2257]
written by Babyface
28.
11/1993
310

✫1
US
4
AC








2
UK
29.
01/1992
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Wing 865136]
written by Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman & Jon Lind
30.
12/1996
310

2
US
3
AC


✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #406]
[Jive 42422]
written by R. Kelly
31.
05/1998
309

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




2
UK
[Atlantic 84089]
written by Brandy (as Brandy Norwood), Rodney Jerkins, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III & LaShawn Daniels
32.
05/1993
309

2
US
22
AC






17
alt.
✫1
UK
[Arista 12614]
written by Joker (as Jonas Berggren), Linn Berggren, Jenny Berggren & Buddha (as Ulf Ekberg)
33.
07/1999
306

✫1
US










✫1
UK
[RCA 65692]
written by Steve Kipner, David Frank & Pam Sheyne
34.
11/1998
306

✫1
US










✫1
UK
[Jive 42545]
written by Max Martin
35.
03/1996
305

✫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.)
36.
09/1990
305

✫1
US


28
dance
6
R&B




✫1
UK
based on Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
[SBK 07335]
written by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
37.
06/1997
305

✫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
38.
03/1990
303

2
US


✫1
dance
4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Arista 2013]
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
39.
01/1994
303

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
40.
07/1996
302

✫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
41.
12/1992
301

✫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
42.
09/1990
301

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
83
R&B




2
UK
43.
02/1991
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC
23
dance






2
UK
[A&M 1549]
written by Amy Grant & Keith Thomas
44.
03/1991
300

✫1
US
2
AC




12
rock


2
UK
[A&M 1552]
written by Nuno Bettencourt & Gary Cherone
45.
03/1996
300

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
46.
05/1997

MMMBop by Hanson

from MMMBop   
300

✫1
US
21
AC








✫1
UK
[Mercury 574261]
written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson & Zac Hanson
47.
10/1998
300

✫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
48.
03/1994
300

3
US
25
AC


2
R&B




✫1
UK
as The Artist formerly known as Prince
[NPG 72514]
written by Prince
49.
05/1999
300

✫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
50.
09/1994
296

✫1
US


22
dance
2
R&B




4
UK
[Columbia 77614]
written by Ini Kamoze, Chris Kenner, Kenton Nix & Salaam Remi
51.
04/1991
296

2
US




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Giant 19382]
written by Dr. Freeze
52.
08/1997
295

2
US




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[LaFace 24265]
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
53.
09/1997
294

✫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
54.
07/1991
294

✫1
US


4
dance




28
alt.
2
UK
[Charisma 98671]
written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass & Rob Manzoli
55.
11/1990
291

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
56.
05/1995
291

3
US




✫1
R&B




✫1
UK
[Virgin 38482]
written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Robert Livingston & King Floyd
57.
05/1998
291

✫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
58.
03/1996
291

2
US




4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Atlantic 84868]
written by Mark Morrison & Phil Chill
59.
11/1990
291

✫1
US


✫1
dance
42
R&B




2
UK
produced by Lenny Kravitz
[Sire 19485]
written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez & Madonna
60.
11/1995
291

✫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
61.
07/1994
290

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
62.
11/1993
290

✫1
US
✫1
AC








4
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 77230]
written by Gunther Mende, Candy DeRouge, Jennifer Rush & Mary Klopprogge
63.
08/1993
290

✫1
US
2
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 77080]
written by Mariah Carey & Dave Hall
64.
07/1999
289

✫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
65.
12/1999
288

✫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
66.
02/1999

No Scrubs by TLC

from FanMail   
288

✫1
US




✫1
R&B




3
UK
[LaFace 24385]
written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi (as Kandi Burruss) & Tameka "Tiny" Cottle
67.
09/1999
287

✫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
68.
06/1995
287

✫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
69.
04/1995
287

✫1
US
✫1
AC








4
UK
70.
06/1995
286

✫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
71.
07/1999
285

✫1
US
14
AC
✫1
dance






4
UK
[Overbrook 97122]
written by Paul Barry & Mark Taylor
72.
08/1998
285

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[R]
[Arista 13522]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Tamara Savage
73.
05/1999
284

✫1
US


5
dance
6
R&B




4
UK
74.
10/1998
283

✫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
75.
05/1996
282

✫1
US
28
AC








2
UK
[R]
[RCA 64407]
written by Rogerio Rodrigues & Marcia Freitas Rodrigues
76.
10/1993
282

3
US
4
AC


4
R&B




2
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24054]
written by Babyface
77.
12/1997
282

✫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.
78.
07/1992
280

✫1
US
4
AC








3
UK
[Sire 18822]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
79.
05/1998
280

✫1
US
13
AC




4
rock


4
UK
ninth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78952]
written by Diane Warren
80.
05/1994
278

✫1
US
5
AC






7
alt.
6
UK
[RCA 62870]
written by Lisa Loeb
81.
10/1991
277

2
US
50
AC


✫1
R&B




2
UK
82.
02/1998
277

✫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
83.
10/1993
277

✫1
US
4
AC


7
R&B




6
UK
[Virgin 38404]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
84.
09/1994
275

2
US
11
AC


7
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 77629]
written by Lionel Richie
85.
07/1999
275

4
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[Arista 13730]
written by Jerry Duplessis & Wyclef Jean
86.
01/1997
275

2
US
2
AC
41
dance






2
UK
[Jive 42453]
written by Max Martin & Herbie Crichlow (as Herbert Crichlow)
87.
10/1993
274

✫1
US
2
AC


5
R&B




7
UK
[Columbia 77224]
written by Mariah Carey
88.
11/1990
274

✫1
US


9
dance




3
alt.
3
UK
89.
05/1996
274

✫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)
90.
01/1994
274

4
US






25
rock
✫1
alt.
2
UK
[Arista 1-2654]
written by Brad Roberts
91.
08/1991
273

✫1
US


6
dance
16
R&B




3
UK
based on True by Spandau Ballet
[Gee Street 866094]
written by Prince Be (as Attrell Cordes) & Gary Kemp
92.
05/1990
272

✫1
US




48
R&B




2
UK
[Columbia 73343]
written by Maurice Starr
93.
07/1992
272

5
US


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
94.
12/1997
271

✫1
US
✫1
AC








4
UK
[Columbia 78723]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
95.
10/1990
271

✫1
US
7
AC
17
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 2108]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
96.
03/1992
271

2
US


8
dance
✫1
R&B




4
UK
[EastWest 98586]
written by Thomas McElroy & Denzil Foster
97.
11/1999
271

✫1
US


18
dance
101
R&B




3
UK
98.
12/1995
270

2
US
2
AC


11
R&B




4
UK
[LaFace 24115]
written by Joe Rich (as Joseph Richards) & Don DuBose
99.
10/1991
270

✫1
US
11
AC




19
rock


3
UK
[Atlantic 87580]
written by Eric Martin & David Grahame
100.
06/1998
270

✫1
US








✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Reprise 17174]
written by Ed Robertson

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