Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1970

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2005
> Most popular song: Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
> Hot 100 debut: Dec. 18, 2004
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 2
> Weeks on Hot 100: 46
> Runner-up song: Mariah Carey – We Belong Together

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2006
> Most popular song: Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
> Hot 100 debut: Dec. 10, 2005
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 5
> Weeks on Hot 100: 42
> Runner-up song: The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)

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2007
> Most popular song: Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
> Hot 100 debut: Sept. 16, 2006
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 8
> Weeks on Hot 100: 64
> Runner-up song: Gwen Stefani Featuring Akon – The Sweet Escape

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2008
> Most popular song: Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
> Hot 100 debut: March 1, 2008
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 39
> Runner-up song: Sara Bareilles – Love Song

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2009
> Most popular song: Lady Gaga – Poker Face
> Hot 100 debut: Jan. 3, 2009
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 40
> Runner-up song: Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

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