Top 100 Hot AC Songs 1994-2011

Based on Radio and Records/Mediabase 24/7 Hot AC Chart*

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A new version with a different ranking system has been calculated. This version will no longer be updated.

Explanation

For each song that charted from the first Hot AC chart in April 1994 to the final chart week of December 2011, I calculated points based on the song's position on each individual chart. (Chart Purists will say that this chart is meaningless, but it's just for fun!).

It should be noted that R&R changed the Hot AC chart from a 30 position chart to a 40 position chart in 2002. Thus, to be fair, points were calculated for all years as if the charts had 40 positions. Data from August 2006 through the present is from the Published Mediabase 24/7 Hot AC chart.

2011 Update: No songs move up the chart, and for the first time ever, no song reaches the top 100. The closest a 2011 song came to the top 100 was "Rolling in the Deep", which ends up at 103 with 1220 points.. 

Keep in mind that with recurrent rules being much more strict, songs will have harder times making this top 100

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The Chart!

The Top 50:

Top 100 Songs from 1994-2010

#

Title

Artist

Peak(wks), Year

Points

1

Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)

Train

1 (11), 2001

2459

2 You and Me  Lifehouse 1 (10), 2005 2370

3

Smooth

Santana f/ Rob Thomas

1 (23), 1999

2314

4

Wherever You Will Go

The Calling

1 (20), 2001

2303

5

Hanging by a Moment

Lifehouse

1 (6),  2001

2216

6

Slide

Goo Goo Dolls

1 (1), 1999

2027

7

Everything You Want

Vertical Horizon

1 (13), 2000

1973

8

Unwell 

Matchbox Twenty

1 (20), 2003

1944

9

Why Don’t You & I?

Santana f/ Alex Band

1 (9), 2003

1877

10

If You’re Gone

Matchbox 20

1 (10), 2000

1858

11 Over My Head (Cable Car) Fray 3 (4), 2006 1812
12 The Reason  Hoobastank 1 (11), 2004 1750

13

Here without You

3 Doors Down

1 (14), 2003

1728

14 How to Save a Life Fray 1 (12), 2006+ 1688

15

Someday

Nickelback

3 (7), 2004

1681

16I'm YoursJason Mraz1 (11), 20081679
17 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol 1 (4), 2007 1671

18

Bright Lights

Matchbox Twenty

2 (1), 2004

1637

19

How You Remind Me

Nickelback

2 (17), 2002

1635

20Hey Soul SisterTrain1 (6), 20101630

21

Kiss Me

Sixpence None the Richer

2 (8), 1999

1620

22

Bent

Matchbox Twenty

1 (13), 2000

1615

23

A Thousand Miles

Vanessa Carlton

2 (4), 2002

1609

24 One Thing Finger Eleven 2 (8), 2004 1589
25 Waiting for the World to Change John Mayer 2 (4), 2006 1565

26

This Love

Maroon 5

1 (13), 2004

1558

27

Barely Breathing

Duncan Sheik

3 (13), 1997

1557

28

If You Go

Jon Secada

2 (1), 1994

1551

29

Superman (It’s Not Easy)

Five for Fighting

1 (4), 2001

1528

30

Complicated

Avril Lavigne

1 (16), 2002

1526

31BreakevenThe Script1 (7), 20101525

32

Iris

Goo Goo Dolls

1 (15), 1998

1519

33 Love Song Sara Bareilles 1 (10), 2008 1519

34

All for You

Sister Hazel

1 (8), 1997

1517

35 Bubbly Colbie Caillat 1 (17), 2007 1501
36 Heaven  Los Lonely Boys 2 (6), 2004 1497
37 Collide Howie Day 7 (6), 2005 1497

38

I’ll Be

Edwin McCain

4 (2), 1998

1488

39

Your Body Is a Wonderland

John Mayer

3 (4), 2002

1485

40

Calling All Angels

Train

1 (3), 2003

1482

41

Back 2 Good

Matchbox 20

4 (11), 1999

1472

42

Then the Morning Comes

Smash Mouth

2 (10), 1999

1463

43

Save Tonight

Eagle-Eye Cherry

3 (1), 1999

1463

44

With Arms Wide Open

Creed

1 (9), 2002

1458

45

Black Balloon

Goo Goo Dolls

2 (1), 1999

1458

46

3 am

Matchbox 20

1 (11), 1998

1447

47 Lonely No More Rob Thomas 1 (10), 2005 1444
48 She Will Be Loved Maroon 5 1 (12), 2004 1432

49

Again

Lenny Kravitz

1 (2), 2001

1426

50

She’s So High

Tal Bachman

1 (4), 1999

1425

The Bottom 50:

(#, Title, Artist, Peak position, year, Points)

#

Title

Artist

Peak(wks),Year

Points

51Meet VirginiaTrain2 (2), 19991425
52Drift AwayUncle Kracker f/ D. Gray2 (10), 20031424
53Out of My HeadFastball 3 (5), 19991424
54 When I’m Gone 3 Doors Down 3 (8), 2003 1412
55 Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day 1 (10), 2005 1411
56 Soak Up the Sun Sheryl Crow 1 (9), 2002 1408
57 Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield 2 (7), 2006 1404
58 No Such Thing John Mayer 3 (2), 2002 1404
59Love Remains the SameGavin Rossdale2 (3), 20081403
60 Torn Natalie Imbruglia 1 (19), 1998 1381
61 Let Me Go 3 Doors Down 3 (4), 2005 1377
62 Whatever It Takes Lifehouse 3 (5), 2008 1371
63 White Flag Dido 4 (8), 2004 1371
64 Give a Little Bit Goo Goo Dolls 1 (7), 2005 1361
65 Paralyzer Finger Eleven 3, 2008 1357
66 Photograph Nickelback 1 (13), 2006 1354
67Shattered (Turn the Car Around)O.A.R.2 (4), 20081348
68 I Don't Want to Wait Paula Cole 1 (6), 1997 1345
69 ThankYou Dido 1 (7), 2001 1341
70 The Middle Jimmy Eat World 2 (2), 2002 1340
71 Breakaway Kelly Clarkson 2 (4), 2005 1337
72 Someday Sugar Ray 3 (3), 1999 1337
73 In the House of Stone and Light Martin Paige 1 (1), 1995 1333
74 Bad Day Daniel Powter 1 (13), 2006 1325
75 Insensitive Jann Arden 5 (2), 1996 1315
76 The Remedy (I Won't Worry) Jason Mraz 4 (3), 2003 1306

77

Sunny Came Home

Shawn Colvin

1 (4), 1997

1295

78

Wild Night

John Mellencamp f/ M. Ndegiocello

1 (4), 1994

1291

79 Ever the Same Rob Thomas 2 (3), 2006 1288

80

As I Lay Me Down

Sophie B. Hawkins

1 (7), 1995

1283

81

My Immortal

Evanescence

1 (2), 2004

1276

82

Real World

Matchbox 20

3 (5), 1998

1276

83Use SomebodyKings of Leon1 (11), 20091275

84

Come to My Window

Melissa Etheridge

2 (1), 1994

1274

85

Change the World

Eric Clapton

1 (6), 1996

1273

86

Follow Me

Uncle Kracker

1 (5), 2001

1272

87 Who Knew Pink 2 (14), 2007 1269

88

Give Me One Reason

Tracy Chapman

1 (7), 1996

1265

89
You Found MeFray1 (12), 20091262

90

One Headlight

The Wallflowers

1 (7), 1997

1261

91

Never Let You Go

Third Eye Blind

4 (8), 2000

1254

92 First Time Lifehouse 3 (6), 2007 1252
93 Sorry Buckcherry 2 (3), 2008 1250

94

One Last Breath

Creed

2 (4), 2002

1249

95What About NowDaughtry3, 20081242

96

Wonder

Natalie Merchant

3 (5), 1996

1237

97 Feels Like Tonight Daughtry 1 (3), 2008 1235
98
Far Away Nickelback 1 (6), 2006 1231
99
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree KT Tunstall 1 (6), 2006 1228

100

Walkin’ on the Sun

Smash Mouth

1 (1), 1997

1227

Songs that fell out of the survey this year:

NONE!