Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1970

Source: U.S. Coast Guard / Wikimedia Commons

2010
> Most popular song: Train – Hey, Soul Sister
> Hot 100 debut: Oct. 17, 2009
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 3
> Weeks on Hot 100: 54
> Runner-up song: Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

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2011
> Most popular song: Adele – Rolling In The Deep
> Hot 100 debut: Dec. 25, 2010
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 65
> Runner-up song: Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything

Source: New Jersey National Guard / Wikimedia Commons

2012
> Most popular song: Gotye Featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
> Hot 100 debut: Jan. 21, 2012
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 59
> Runner-up song: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Source: White House / Sonya Hebert / Wikimedia Commons

2013
> Most popular song: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
> Hot 100 debut: Aug. 18, 2012
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 3
> Weeks on Hot 100: 87
> Runner-up song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – Thrift Shop

Source: TechCrunch / Wikimedia Commons

2014
> Most popular song: John Legend – All Of Me
> Hot 100 debut: Sept. 21, 2013
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 59
> Runner-up song: Pharrell Williams – Happy

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