Billboard Hot 100 Number One Pop Song from 2001 to 2010
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Billboard Hot 100 Number One Pop Song from 2001 to 2010

What are the songs that topped the Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart from 2001 to 2010?

Here is the list of songs that managed to top the Billboard’s Hot 100 annual year-end charts from 2001 to 2010:


From their debut studio album No Name Face, Lifehouse’s Hanging by A Moment topped the year-end chart in 2001. The single stayed on the list for fifty five weeks, twenty of which were in the top ten. The song became the third single in Billboard’s history to lead the year-end tally without ever reaching the number one spot in the weekly rankings during the entire year.


From the album Silver Side Up of the rock band Nickelback, the single How You Remind Me ended the year at number one. It also became the Most Played Song in the United States in the same year and was later nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for the Record of the Year. For four weeks, it led the weekly Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.


Becoming 50 Cent’s first number one single on the chart, the hip hop song In Da Club from the album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ took the lead in 2003’s year-end chart. The single spent a total of twenty-two weeks on the chart and nine of those weeks were spent in the number one spot. The music video of the song bagged the Best Rap Video award and 50 Cent won as Best New Artist at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.


Usher’s collaboration with rappers Lil Jon and Ludacris produced the crunk and R&B hit called Yeah! which came to be one of Usher’s most popular songs. The lead single from his fourth album Confessions stayed for twelve consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard and remained charted for a total of forty-five weeks. Yeah! won Best Rap/Song Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards. Over 3 million digital copies of the single have been sold as at March 2011.


From her tenth album The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey’s We Belong Together became her second single to stay long on the top spot for fourteen non-consecutive weeks, the first being One Sweet Day in 1995 which was number one for sixteen consecutive weeks. Several awards for Carey on this song include World’s Most Played Single (World Music Awards 2005), Song of the Year/Mainstream Hit Radio (Radio Music Awards 2005) and Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Grammy Awards).


Played as a tribute song to eliminated contestants during the fifth season of American Idol, Bad Day of Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Powter became popular in airplays in 2006. Released from his self-titled album, this song was Billboard’s single of the year in 2006. On July 16, 2008, BBC news reported that Bad Day was the most played single in the United Kingdom during 2003 – 2008.


From her second album as a solo artist B’Day, Beyonce Knowles’ Irreplaceable made it to the top of 2007 year-end chart. The song spent ten successive weeks at the top and remained on the chart for a total of thirty weeks. It also became the ninth single of Knowles to hit number one in the weekly charting as at that year. In February 2010, Irreplaceable was listed by the Recording Industry Association of America as the highest certified master ringtone of the 2000s decade by a female solo artist.


American rapper Flo Rida’s song Low ironically placed high in the 2008 year-end chart. Fresh as his debut single from his debut album Mail on Sunday, the electro-hop single started on Billboard at number 91 and soared up the top spot in just more than a month. It stayed on top for ten weeks and remained in the top ten for twenty-three weeks in total. With over 5 million digital sales, Low became the best-selling digitally-downloaded songs of all time.


Boom Boom Pow of Black Eyed Peas from the album The E.N.D. ruled 2009 year end chart. The single was first released in Australia and enjoyed six weeks in number one on the ARIA Charts. It spent twelve consecutive weeks in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Sharing the claim with Eminem’s Lose Yourself, Boom Boom Pow became the longest running Hip Hop/Rap single to top the Billboard chart.


Fresh from her first album Animal, Kesha’s debut single Tik Tok was the most recent leader of the Billboard year-end chart. The single managed to run the first spot for nine weeks. Despite its being compared to the songs of Lady Gaga and Uffie, Kesha’s own was nominated for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and for International Video of the Year at the MuchMusic Video Awards.

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