Last month, in honor of the Hot 100’s 65th anniversary, the staff at Billboard magazine put together a ranked list of the 500 best pop songs of all time (well since 1958 at least!).
And the list really is way too long to even try to summarize. But, basically every popular song you can think of from nearly every genre makes the list. Like, for example, “You’re the One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John which landed straight in the middle at 250.
So there is a good chance your faves made this list. But, for this post I decided to focus on just the top 25 songs — where A-Ha just barely missed the cut landing at number 26 — as I want to know whether you agree with their placement or not. Maybe you’ll think that another song should have been higher or perhaps you’ll think that another song by the artists listed here should have been in the top 25 instead.
Without further ado, here are the 25 best pop songs of all time according to Billboard: