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Best Pop Songs of all time | Top Pop Music Playlists | 1,000+ Songs

Best Pop Songs of all time | Featuring pop artists like Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, Beach Boys, Dancing Queen, Purple Rain, and more!

Do you love Pop music? Well, look no further!

Whether you are turning up the party with some classics or looking to discover something new, we got you covered.

We've compiled four fantastic playlists featuring a total of over 1,000 of our favorite pop songs. Get ready to blast these tunes through your speakers and re-live those glorious days when you couldn't get certain songs out of your head!

Our Playlists

We have four main playlists of pop music to suit your needs.

Pop Music

Our biggest, main playlist of pop music has over 750 of the best pop songs the music industry has to offer. All the best pop songs of all time, period.

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Throwback 2000s Pop Songs

Our throwback pop song playlist from predominantly 2010 and prior has all the old school classics that will instantly deliver on nostalgia.

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Sad Pop Songs

Want to cry the day away? Our pop songs to make you cry playlist can provide the needed soundtrack for your depression session.

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Change of Pace Pop Song Music

Lastly, our change of pace pop song playlist has unique energy that is not very common in a pop song written nowadays. With touches of other genres, these songs stick out in the pop world.

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Reviewing 50 of the Best Pop Songs

Next, let's honor and review some of the best pop songs of all time. Here are 50 classics, in no particular order.

1. Disturbia by Rihanna

Revitalized after her impressive Super Bowl halftime show, Rihanna has some of the most popular pop songs of all time, and "Disturbia" is a signature song of her catalog. This catchy tune Rihanna questioning if the walls around her will ever fall. The music video also portrays a colorful world with a sinister undertone that keeps viewers on their toes.

With its head-nodding beats and lyrics about personal struggles, "Disturbia" allows listeners to escape from reality - even if it's just for four minutes. Despite its darker themes, the feel-good chorus may have you believing that things will turn out alright eventually.

2. Nightmare by Halsey

This pop song is both a haunting and beautiful track that really leaves an impact on the listener. It features heavy drums and keys that provide an anthemic feeling, while Halsey's lyrics and vocal delivery are both vulnerable and powerful.

The song is haunting in its exploration of a relationship gone wrong, fueled by Halsey's superb vocal performance which gives the track an extra punch. With its sharp, jagged edges and bold delivery, "Nightmare" has all the makings of an anthem.

3. Hot N Cold by Katy Perry

"Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry is a classic pop-anthem which continues to be a dance-floor favorite. The upbeat, catchy tune gets stuck in your head and never wants to leave. The groove of the instrumentation gives it that light and poppy flavor, whilst Katy Perry's luscious vocals add an extra spark of soul.

The song perfectly encapsulates the whimsical state of relationships with its humorous lyrics about longing for the one you desire, who keeps on changing their mind. In the chorus of "Hot N Cold", Katy Perry reflects this roller-coaster ride of emotions human beings go through when they are hopelessly in love. One of my favorites from her timeless debut album.

4. Close by Nick Jonas & Tove Lo

"Close" by Nick Jonas and Tove Lo is a chart-topping duo of pop artists that embraces powerful love without labels. The lyrics are layered with longing and uplifting emotion as Jonas' soft, yet determined vocals sing of the desire to strengthen a special bond. Tove Lo's bold yet tender verse accentuates the story of love without boundaries.

A catchy beat accompanies the two singers on their romantic journey, making this track an irresistible addition to anyone's pop music library. This fresh take on modern romance resonates deeply for all types of listeners who can relate or dream of moments that feel just like this.

5. In My Head by Jason Derulo

"In My Head" by Jason Derulo is a vibrant and uplifting dance-pop banger. Starting with a thumping bass, Jason's signature falsetto vocals overlay the track with an energizing pop sheen as he sings of destiny and self-empowerment.

Refusing to be swayed by detractors and naysayers, "In My Head" is an ode to strong willed individuals who look within to find their own truth. Powering electronic elements punctuate the chorus, while bouncy synths keep the verses moving.

6. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding's 2015 smash hit single "Love Me Like You Do" is a captivating and memorable love song that showcases the singer’s distinctively rousing vocals. The lyrics illustrate a personal journey of self-discovery as the singer expresses her need to find an unconditional kind of love. Featuring a sweeping chorus highlighted by a staccato beat, showcasing Ellie's creative talent for crafting melodies and unforgettable hooks.

While musically it echoes the traditional pop soundscape, Love Me Like you Do still feels fresh and invigorating while delivering a timeless message – everyone deserves to experience real and lasting love. Plus, with its connection to the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, this track will remain popular for years to come.

7. What the Hell by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne's "What the Hell" is an electrifying pop anthem with a positive message of owning your choices, no matter what. Through her signature rock-tinged vocals and catchy hooks, she encapsulates the liberating feeling of making a difficult but empowering decision.

The spirited lines "What the hell? It's my life / I do what I want, so sorry if I offend," represent how the song unfolds as both a powerful manifesto and a bold declaration.

An alternative rock edge contrasts with Avril Lavigne's usual punk-pop vibes to give the track an energy that signals breaking free from doubt and worry. One can easily dance along to this upbeat tune while also reflecting on its lyrics as they advocate embracing individuality. If you love rock n roll and pop, this song is a great blend between both genres.

8. Touch It by Ariana Grande

"Touch It" by Ariana Grande has been described as a "sultry, mid-tempo" song that also boasts an epic instrumental. She shows off her vocal strengths with some really amazing runs and dynamic changes throughout the chorus. Her soft, honeyed voice is so easy to listen to and you can really feel the emotion in her delivery.

Lyrically, it's got a lot of sexual tension, but it never crosses any lines - there's something powerful about being playful without saying too much. Whether you're looking for something to get up and dance to or just sit back and enjoy, "Touch It" is the perfect mix of sexy, sassy, and soulful!

9. Want To by Dua Lipa

"Want To" is an upbeat pop song by Dua Lipa that combines a catchy melody with electronic beats and a pulsing bassline. The track is characterized by its contagious chorus, which features Lipa's powerful vocals and a soaring, anthemic quality that is common to many successful pop songs. The production of the track is polished and high-energy, with shimmering synths and driving percussion that give the song a dancefloor-friendly vibe.

Lyrically, "Want To" is an empowering anthem about seizing control of one's life and pursuing one's dreams. The lyrics are delivered with conviction by Lipa, who infuses the words with a sense of urgency and determination that resonates with many listeners.

10. Golden by Travie McCoy feat. Sia

"Golden" by Travie McCoy feat. Sia is a pop song that has stood the test of time with its catchy melody and upbeat rhythm. One of the standout elements of "Golden" is the use of acoustic guitars throughout the track, which gives it a warm and organic feel. The melody is infectious and has a way of staying in your head long after the song has ended, making it a perfect fit for pop radio.

Sia's vocals are, as always, fantastic, and her harmonies with McCoy create an impressive vocal blend. The song's lyrics are also worth noting, as they tell a relatable story of young love and the struggles that come with it.

11. Neon Lights by Demi Lovato

"Neon Lights" by Demi Lovato is an electrifying pop hit, and a dance floor anthem. The pulsating beat and awesome melody make it impossible not to tap your feet and sing along. Lovato's powerhouse vocals add an extra layer of excitement to the already energetic track.

The production of the song is also top-notch, with its use of electronic elements and heavy bass adding to the overall vibe of the track. Brightening up many people's day since its release five years ago, "Neon Lights" is still an enjoyable modern classic loved by many.

12. Poker Face by Lady Gaga

About time we got to Lady Gaga, one of my favorite pop artists and even considered the "queen of pop" by many. Lady Gaga burst onto the pop music stage in 2008 with her irresistible hit “Poker Face”. The stinging synths, infectious beat and catchy melodies of this song have maintained its popularity worldwide for over a decade.

It's no surprise that the song struck such a chord with listeners; it is a confessional roller-coaster ride about manipulation and emotional subterfuge. With lyrics veiled as pop mantras and soaring vocals brimming with bravado, it perfectly captures Gaga's off-beat yet captivating style that made her an icon of modern music.

13. Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton)

"Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalton, encapsulates everything that makes hip-hop and rap music so popular. Its uptempo beat and lively, energetic vocals give it a celebratory feel, like you've just won an incredible victory.

The track is full of positive and uplifting messages about not letting anyone hold you back from your goals or dreams — something all of us could use as motivation. It's this kind of message that speaks to people on deeper level, beyond simply providing a catchy melody to dance to. "Can't Hold Us" is the perfect blend of fun and depth, making it a hit with fans of all ages and backgrounds.

14. Pacify Her by Melanie Martinez

"Pacify Her" by Melanie Martinez is a powerful and emotionally charged song that speaks to the pitfalls of a toxic relationship. Through dreamy production, haunting lyrics and an ethereal soundscape, Melanie crafts an experience which draws listeners in. Each verse overflows with vivid imagery, making the song difficult to forget.

At the core of this track lies a simple message: choose yourself first. It's no wonder why this song resonates with so many as it strikes at one of life's most painful lessons - that you can't expect someone else to put your needs above their own self-interests.

15. Still Falling For You by Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding's "Still Falling For You" is a romantic and uplifting ode to being in love. The whimsical track evokes a feeling of endless possibility; it's catchy chorus captures the sentiment of never giving up on love no matter what life throws your way.

Soft synths and gentle drums paint a dreamy atmosphere that sets the mood for those special moments with that special someone. Ellie Goulding's soothing vocal styling whispers timeless lyrics of hope, making this song a perfect anthem for anyone who continues to have faith in finding lasting love.

16. One Time by Justin Bieber

"One Time" by Justin Bieber is one of those timeless pop anthems that leaves everyone who hears it wanting to sing along. Released in 2009, the track was a commercial success and remains widely popular today. The song has an upbeat, catchy hook paired with inspiring lyrics about opportunity and youthfulness.

With it’s bouncy production and subtle R&B stylings, it’s alluring enough for adults to appreciate, yet relatable enough for kids to identify with. “One Time” can take your heart on a young-at-heart journey the first time you listen to it — and every time thereafter.

17. Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield

"Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield is a classic pop anthem that has stood the test of time. Its catchy melody and upbeat tempo are immediately recognizable and have made it a staple in the pop music world. The song's lyrics, which are all about positivity and finding happiness in life, are an important part of its appeal.

The production on "Pocketful of Sunshine" is polished and professional, making it a standout track in Bedingfield's discography. Ultimately, this carefree track has a powerful effect on lifting spirits and will surely put a smile on anyone's face while they’re listening.

18. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry is a pop anthem that captures the excitement and carefree spirit of a wild night out with friends. The track is propelled by a catchy beat and Perry's distinctive vocals, which exude confidence and fun. The lyrics tell the story of a wild night of partying and the shenanigans that ensue, making it an anthem for those who love to let loose and have a good time.

One of the standout features of the song is the clever use of humorous references to pop culture icons like MC Hammer, streaking, and the '80s, which add to its playful and irreverent tone. Katy Perry's use of humor and nostalgia in the lyrics, combined with the upbeat tempo, create a sense of universal appeal that makes the song relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds.

19. Complicated by Avril Lavigne

"Complicated" by Avril Lavigne is an energetic yet vulnerable take on pop-rock music, which captures the essence of a young adult's insecurities and confusion. With dynamic vocal performances and captivating lyrics, the song stands as a classic message of empowerment for the younger generations.

On one hand, Lavigne sings about the desire to be understood and the pressure to fit in with the cool crowd, while on the other hand, she also expresses a longing for authenticity and a disdain for superficiality.

The song's catchy chorus and upbeat melody make it a timeless favorite that's easy to sing along to, but it's the vulnerability and sincerity of the lyrics that have cemented it as a pop classic.

20. Party in the U.S.A by Miley Cyrus

"Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus is an upbeat and ultra-catchy pop hit, starring a bouncy, synthesizer-driven beat that is impossible not to dance to. Of course, Miley also provides smooth vocals which are infused with a youthful, energetic vibe.

The song's themes of self-discovery and finding one's place in the world resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds. The chorus, with its memorable lyrics about feeling like a "rockstar" and being able to "put my hands up, they're playing my song," became an instant sing-along classic.

21. The Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani & Akon

"The Sweet Escape" is one of the best pop songs, known for its instantly recognizable catchy hook, "woo-hoo, yee-hoo!" An often overlooked reason why the reason became so popular is because it followed a departure from Gwen Stefani's band No Doubt. The song showcased her ability to reinvent herself as a solo artist, and experiment with new sounds and styles.

Of course, the song's success can also be attributed to the chemistry between Gwen Stefani and Akon, whose voices complement each other perfectly. Their duet creates a dynamic and engaging sound that draws in listeners and keeps them hooked from start to finish.

22. Halo by Beyoncé

With its iconic opening piano line, unreplaceable choreography, and unmistakable vocals, it's no wonder that Beyoncé's song "Halo" has stood the test of time as a classic. This high-energy ballad is an emotional rollercoaster, taking listeners from feeling melancholy to empowered within just a few minutes. Queen Bey's powerful lyrics communicate raw emotion and her soaring vocal range amplifies the song's message even further.

There’s no denying the mesmerizing power of this song - it's infectious beat will have you singing along in no time! Though inspired by heartbreak and hard times, this inspirational tune provides hope for anyone who takes solace in its uplifting chorus.

23. We R Who We R by Kesha

"We R Who We R" by Kesha is a dance-pop anthem that celebrates individuality and self-expression. The song's high-energy beat, catchy melody, and Kesha's unique vocals combine to create a party atmosphere that encourages listeners to let loose and be themselves. The lyrics focus on rejecting negativity and embracing confidence, which struck a chord with listeners.

Additionally, the song became popular in part because of Kesha's persona as a wild and unapologetic party girl, which resonated with young audiences.

24. Stereo Hears by Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine)

Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine is a lively and upbeat pop-rock song about embracing what makes you unique. Light and energizing, the rhythms and guitar riffs alone make it irresistible to get up and dance.

The clever lyrics include aspects of pop culture, giving it an air of nostalgia that many listeners can relate to. The combination of witty lyricism, light melodies, and revitalizing beats makes Stereo Heart's an uplifting party anthem with something for everyone to enjoy.

25. SOS by Rihanna

"SOS" by Rihanna is a catchy and upbeat pop song that was released in 2006. The track features a sample of the 1981 Soft Cell hit "Tainted Love," which gives it a nostalgic quality. The song's lyrics tell the story of a woman who is desperately trying to get over a breakup and reach out for help.

The chorus is particularly memorable, with Rihanna's vocals soaring over the driving beat. The song's success helped to establish Rihanna as a major force in the pop music world, and it remains a beloved track for many fans. Overall, "SOS" is a fun and memorable pop song that showcases Rihanna's impressive vocals and songwriting abilities.

26. Love Story by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's "Love Story" is an upbeat ode to love and romance that has resonated with audiences of all ages since its release in 2008. The chorus captures the sweet naivety of falling in love, while the catchy guitar notes set the tone for a memorable track.

The lyrics capture Swift's signature style of honesty, insight, and raw emotion which speaks to anyone who has ever given their hearts away. It's no wonder why this song still stands as one of her most successful singles to date, and will continue to remain a classic for years to come!

27. E.T. by Katy Perry & Kanye West

"E.T." by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West is a unique and haunting pop song that merges elements of electronic music and hip-hop. The lyrics describe a relationship that is out of this world, with Perry singing about her lover being "supernatural" and "alien."

The song's production features heavy use of auto-tune and electronic instrumentation, giving it a futuristic and otherworldly sound. Kanye West's rap verse adds an extra layer of complexity and intrigue to the track.

28. Instruction by Jax Jones, Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don

"Instruction" by Jax Jones, Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don is a high-energy pop song that is perfect for those looking to hit the dance floor. This talented trio masterfully blends their individual styles to create an upbeat track that exudes both charm and confidence.

Plus, it's not just a feel-good song, it also carries a subtle message of empowerment, encouraging listeners to take charge of their own lives and dance like nobody's watching.

From the funky rhythm to the bold vocals, every element of this song is designed to make you feel good and let loose. "Instruction" is the perfect anthem for anyone looking to forget their worries and have a good time, whether on the dance floor or in life.

29. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is an upbeat, romantic song about appreciating someone for who they are. It starts off with a catchy piano melody, setting the tone for the track and putting listeners in a happy mood.

Bruno Mars’ charming vocals sing of admiration and love as he expresses gratitude to his partner for always staying true to themselves in spite of their imperfections.

The chorus explodes with energy while still maintaining its lighthearted, romantic vibe - something that we all need to hear every now and then. From start to finish, this song reminds us that we don’t have to try too hard - we can just be ourselves.

30. Womanizer by Britney Spears

"Womanizer" by Britney Spears remains one of the most iconic, best pop songs of all time. From the irresistible beat to the empowering and easy to relate lyrics, there's no wonder it became a global hit.

With a satirical take on relationships, the song delicately exposes deeply rooted issues in our society while staying upbeat and dance-y. While womanizer was somewhat seen as her comeback song when it was released, its still as popular as ever today; which is a true testament to Britney's timeless musical genius.

31. No Air by Jordin Sparks (feat. Chris Brown)

"No Air" by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown is a soulful ballad that showcases the vocal talents of both artists. The track tells the story of a love that has faded away and the pain that comes with it. The lyrics are emotive and heartfelt, and the melody is beautiful and haunting.

Sparks and Brown's duet is a perfect blend of their voices, creating a harmonious sound that captures the emotional essence of the song. The piano and string accompaniment provide a delicate and mournful background that amplifies the heartache expressed in the lyrics.

With its themes of love, loss, and heartbreak, "No Air" was a commercial and critical success, reaching the top of various music charts and earning numerous award nominations.

32. Everytime We Touch by Cascada

"Everytime We Touch" by Cascada became a massive pop hit in the mid-2000s. The song is driven by a pulsating beat, soaring synths, and powerful vocals from lead singer Natalie Horler. The track's romantic themes and upbeat tempo combine to create a powerful energy, while also conveying a sense of emotional depth and longing, thanks to the heartfelt delivery of the lyrics.

With its irresistible hooks and high-energy production, "Everytime We Touch" has become a beloved classic of the dance-pop genre, and its popularity has endured for over a decade. It's a testament to the song's enduring appeal that it continues to be played in clubs, on the radio, and at parties to this day.

33. I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry

"I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry is one of her most popular pop songs, which made waves when it was released in 2008. The song is known for its catchy melody and provocative lyrics that play with themes of sexual experimentation and taboo. Katy Perry's distinctive vocals add to the song's appeal, while the pop-rock instrumental gives it an edgy feel.

The song's success is often attributed to its controversial subject matter, which challenged social norms and sparked debates around sexuality and identity. But beyond the controversy, "I Kissed A Girl" is also just a really fun and catchy pop song that people love to dance and sing along to.

34. Your Body by Christina Aguilera

"Your Body" by Christina Aguilera is a sultry and seductive pop track that showcases her powerhouse vocals and fierce attitude. The song is all about taking charge and letting go, with Aguilera confidently proclaiming her desires and inviting her lover to indulge in their physical chemistry.

The thumping beat and catchy chorus make it impossible not to dance along, while Aguilera's vocal acrobatics add an extra layer of excitement and passion. The track's music video also features Aguilera in various edgy and risqué outfits, highlighting her bold and daring persona.

Overall, "Your Body" is a fun and empowering song that celebrates sexuality and encourages listeners to embrace their inner confidence and sensuality.

35. Payphone by Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

"Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa is a pop track that deals with heartbreak and the struggle to move on. The song's catchy hook and upbeat melody mask the darker lyrics, making it an irresistible sing-along for fans of the genre.

Adam Levine's vocals are at their emotive best as he sings about trying to reach out to an ex-lover through a payphone, only to find that she has moved on. The rap verse from Wiz Khalifa adds a nice touch of contrast to the song, and his signature flow fits in perfectly with the melody.

What sets "Payphone" apart from other breakup songs is its use of imagery and symbolism to convey the feelings of loss and helplessness that come with a failed relationship. The song's relatable lyrics and catchy chorus have helped it become a staple of pop radio and one of the best pop songs of the 2010s.

36. Do You Remember by Jay Sean, Sean Paul & Lil Jon

"Do You Remember" features amazing vocals, with Jay Sean blending perfectly with Sean Paul's Jamaican patois and Lil Jon's energetic ad-libs, creating a vibrant and dynamic sound.

Lyrically, the song speaks of nostalgia and longing for the past, reminiscing about old memories and lost love. The chorus is especially memorable, with a sing-along quality that is hard to resist. The music video, which features the artists partying on a yacht and enjoying the nightlife, perfectly captures the carefree spirit of the song.

Overall, "Do You Remember" is a fun and feel-good track that will transport you back to a time of youthful exuberance and carefree living. The song's upbeat tempo, infectious melody, and memorable lyrics make it a timeless classic that continues to be popular to this day.

37. Talk That Talk by Rihanna & JAY-Z

"Talk That Talk" by Rihanna and JAY-Z is a high-energy collaboration that combines Rihanna's pop sensibilities with JAY-Z's legendary rap skills. The track features a pulsating beat that will make you want to move. Rihanna's sultry vocals are complemented perfectly by JAY-Z's smooth flow, resulting in a dynamic and powerful performance.

The lyrics are all about living life to the fullest and enjoying the moment, with a focus on the pleasures of a physical relationship. Rihanna and JAY-Z's chemistry is palpable, and the song's catchy hook and memorable verses make it a fan favorite.

"Talk That Talk" is a perfect example of the power of collaboration in music, bringing together two of the biggest names in the music industry to create a track that is both timeless and modern.

38. She Doesn't Mind by Sean Paul

"She Doesn't Mind" by Sean Paul is a dancehall-infused pop track that will get you moving with its infectious rhythm and catchy chorus. The song showcases Sean Paul's signature style of blending Caribbean beats and electronic music, creating a sound that is both unique and globally appealing. The lyrics are all about celebrating a woman's confidence and independence, and the track exudes positive energy and good vibes.

The production is top-notch, with an expertly-crafted mix of synths, drums, and bass that all work together to create a seamless sonic experience. Sean Paul's vocals are smooth and effortless, and he effortlessly delivers his rhymes and melodies with precision and charisma.

"She Doesn't Mind" is a standout hit that solidified Sean Paul's place in the pop music world, and it remains a beloved track that continues to dominate dance floors around the world.

39. Whatcha Say by Jason Derulo

"Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo is a heartbreaking song about a man pleading with his lover after confessing to cheating on her. Derulo's smooth and soulful vocals, paired with the song's memorable melody and catchy chorus, make it a hit that resonates with listeners.

The song is all about being torn between staying loyal or finding a new love, and with its light-hearted melodies and dance-inspiring beats you can't help but move to it. Derulo's smooth vocals paired with slick computerized backing make this song an absolute classic.

It's the perfect mix of classic R&B sounds and modern day technology, helping to create something truly unique that encapsulates today's music scene.

40. If I Had You by Adam Lambert

"If I Had You" by Adam Lambert is a pop-dance track that perfectly captures the essence of a fun, carefree night out. It boasts a catchy beat that makes you want to get up and dance along. Lambert's electrifying vocals add to the upbeat vibe of the song, making it impossible not to tap your feet and sing along.

The track is an ode to living in the moment and making the most out of life. It encourages listeners to forget their worries and simply enjoy the present. The lyrics are empowering, reminding us that we have the power to make our dreams come true.

"If I Had You" is a unique track that blends elements of pop, dance, and rock music. Its high-energy chorus and danceable beat make it a hit on the dance floor, while its motivational lyrics make it a favorite among fans of uplifting pop music. The song's popularity has only grown over time, solidifying its place as a modern pop classic.

41. Dance Monkey by Tones And I

"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I is a unique pop song that showcases the singer's distinctive voice and quirky songwriting style. The song's groovy beat and catchy melody make it a dancefloor favorite, while the lyrics tell the story of a street performer's struggles to make it in the music industry.

The chorus features the refrain "dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh-oh-oh," which has become a viral sensation and a popular meme on social media platforms.

Tones and I's vocal performance is both powerful and emotive, adding an additional layer of depth to the track. "Dance Monkey" is a testament to the power of creativity and determination, and it's no surprise that it has become a global hit.

42. Maneater by Nelly Furtado

"Maneater" by Nelly Furtado is a catchy pop song that blends elements of R&B and rock to create a unique sound that is both energetic and sensual. The lyrics playfully reference a woman who is a "maneater," someone who takes what she wants without remorse.

The song features a strong beat, powerful guitar riffs, and Furtado's powerful vocals. The chorus is particularly memorable, with its repetition of the phrase "She's a maneater."

"Maneater" was a huge commercial success, reaching the top ten on charts around the world. Its popularity can be attributed to its catchy melody, edgy lyrics, and Furtado's undeniable charisma. The song continues to be a staple of 2000s pop culture and is a testament to Furtado's talent as a songwriter and performer.

43. Shameless by Camila Cabello

"Shameless" by Camila Cabello is a soulful pop track that showcases the singer's vocal range and emotional depth. The song begins with a stripped-down acoustic sound, building into a powerful chorus with driving drums and electric guitar.

Cabello's lyrics touch on themes of vulnerability and self-acceptance, as she confesses her feelings and desires shamelessly. The track features a mix of Latin and pop influences, adding to its unique sound.

With its relatable message and catchy melody, "Shameless" is a standout track on Cabello's second studio album, and a testament to her growth as an artist.

44. Burn by Ellie Goulding

"Burn" by Ellie Goulding is a fiery pop anthem that will leave you feeling like you just emerged from a raging inferno (in a good way, of course). With pulsing beats and soaring vocals, Goulding ignites the dance floor with a blaze of energy and passion that is sure to get your heart pumping.

The lyrics are a metaphorical reminder to never let your inner flame burn out, even in the face of obstacles and challenges. It's like a musical version of a motivational speaker, but with way better dance moves. In short, "Burn" is hot, hot, hot - so grab a fire extinguisher and get ready to dance!

45. Animals by Maroon 5 & J. Cole

"Animals" by Maroon 5 and J Cole combines elements of rock with soulful R&B to create a unique sound that captures the attention of the listener. The song is driven by a tight beat, intricate guitar riffs and bouncy rhythms that support light, airy verses from both vocalists.

Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine delivers an evocative chorus about internal conflict between primal urges and moral responsibility – a common theme in his music. Meanwhile, J Cole brings an impressive rap verse full of introspection and reflective emotions that stands out from the music.

Together they creates an anthem where they challenge people to fight against their inner animalistic instincts and stay true to themselves. It’s no wonder “Animals” has become one of the biggest hits of this generation – it truly speaks to the hearts of its listeners.

46. Team by Lorde

"Team" by Lorde is a refreshing and unique take on pop music that showcases the young artist's ability to blend poetic lyrics with captivating melodies. It's a song that invites listeners to embrace their individuality and join a collective of like-minded people who value authenticity and substance over surface-level glamour.

With a haunting opening piano riff and Lorde's signature vocals, the song transports the listener to a different world. Lorde's lyrics are often thought-provoking, and "Team" is no exception. She contrasts the glamour of the celebrity world with the realities of life, delivering lines like "We live in cities you'll never see on screen" and "I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air."

The chorus is catchy and anthemic, with Lorde inviting listeners to join her team and reject the shallow, surface-level culture that is often celebrated in the media. The song's production is minimalist yet effective, with subtle electronic beats and layered vocals creating a dreamy atmosphere. Overall, "Team" is a standout track in Lorde's discography, showcasing her artistry and unique perspective.

47. Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz & Ludacris

"Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz and Ludacris is a dynamic pop song that will get you moving with its catchy beat and energizing chorus. The lyrics speak of a man who warns his love interest that he's not one to be played with, yet he can't help but be drawn to her irresistible charm. Cruz's smooth vocals combined with Ludacris's powerful rap verse create a perfect blend of styles that make this song stand out.

The production value is top-notch with its use of electronic beats and instrumentation that complement the vocals perfectly. The song's structure and pacing are expertly crafted, building up to an explosive chorus that will have you singing along in no time. Overall, "Break Your Heart" is a fun and addictive pop hit that will have you dancing and singing along from start to finish.

48. DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love by Usher & Pitbull

"DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" by Usher and Pitbull is a dance-pop track that brings the party to the dance floor. The song features Usher's signature smooth vocals layered over a pulsating beat, creating a high-energy vibe that gets everyone moving.

Pitbull's rap verse adds an extra layer of excitement to the song, making it a club favorite. The lyrics describe the exhilarating feeling of falling in love on the dance floor and the power of the DJ to make that happen.

The song's catchy chorus and upbeat tempo make it a go-to track for any party or celebration. Usher and Pitbull's collaboration creates an irresistible energy that will have you dancing all night long.

49. Telephone by Lady Gaga & Beyoncé

"Telephone" by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé is an iconic pop collaboration that became an instant hit upon its release. The song tells the story of a woman who just wants to dance and have fun, but keeps getting interrupted by a persistent suitor who won't leave her alone. With its catchy beat, wavy hook, and clever lyrics, "Telephone" is a certified party anthem that will make you want to get up and dance.

Notably, with one of the more memorable music videos, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé don a variety of outrageous outfits and engage in a jailbreak plot that culminates in a thrilling dance sequence. With its high-energy vibe and sassy attitude, "Telephone" showcases both artists' unique styles and creative visions, as well as their undeniable chemistry as collaborators.

50. Break Free by Ariana Grande & Zedd

"Break Free" is an electrifying dance-pop anthem by Ariana Grande featuring Zedd. The song begins with a pulsing beat and gradually builds into an explosive chorus, showcasing Grande's impressive vocal range and Zedd's signature production style.

The lyrics convey a message of empowerment and breaking free from toxic relationships, urging listeners to let go of anything that is holding them back.

The song's upbeat tempo and catchy melody make it a favorite on the dance floor and the perfect soundtrack for letting loose and having a good time. Overall, "Break Free" is a high-energy and empowering pop hit that is sure to get you up and dancing.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, pop music has always been an integral part of our lives, providing us with unforgettable moments and memories. Whether it's for a party, a cry session, or simply to get pumped up, the four fantastic playlists and the reviewed 50 classic pop songs we have compiled offer something for everyone.

So, grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and let the music take you on a journey of pure pop bliss. With over 1,000 pop songs to choose from in total, these playlists have something for everyone. Click below to choose a playlist to listen to, and enjoy!

Until next time!

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