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THIS SECTION LISTS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, ALL TRACKS WHICH HIT NO.1 ON THE UNITED WORLD CHART

2010

Bad Romance - Lady GaGa  6 weeks No.1  between week 48, 2009 and week 3, 2010
Label: Interscope - Writers: Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat - Producers: RedOne, Lady Gaga

"Bad Romance" is from Lady Gaga's third extended play, The Fame Monster (2009) and was released on October 26, 2009. Lyrically, "Bad Romance" explores Gaga's attraction to individuals with whom romance never works, her preference for lonely relationships and the paranoia she experienced while on tour. Following an illegal demo leak, Gaga showcased the final product at Alexander McQueen's show at the Paris Fashion Week in October 2009, followed by the release of the single's cover art. Musically, "Bad Romance" features a spoken bridge, a full-throated chorus and sung lyrics about being in love with one's best friend. The song, which is imbued with elements of Germanesque house and techno, as well as music from 1980s and the 1990s, was touted by Gaga as an experimental pop record. "Bad Romance" topped the charts in many countries: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Sweden, and Spain. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Tik Tok - Ke$ha  8 weeks No.1  between week 1, 2010 and week 10, 2010
Labels: Jive / RCA - Writers: Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald, Benjamin Levin - Producers: Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco

"Tik Tok" is Kesha's debut single, released on August 7, 2009 as the lead track from her first studio album, Animal. The opening line of the song came from an experience where Kesha woke up surrounded by beautiful women, to which she imagined Diddy being in a similar scenario. The experience triggered the writing of the song which she later brought to her producer, Dr. Luke, who was then contacted by Diddy in hopes of a collaboration; he came to the studio the same day and recorded his lines and the song was completed. According to Kesha the song's lyrics are representative of her and based on her life; the song has a carefree message and talks about not letting anything bring you down. The song is an electropop song with dance-pop elements that uses a minimalist video-game beat interspersed with handclaps and synths. The song reached no.1 in the United States, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Norway, and New Zealand. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Everybody Hurts - Helping Haiti  1 week No.1  week 8, 2010
Label: Syco Music - Writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe - Producers: Steve Robson, John Shanks

In an attempt to raise money for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Simon Cowell to arrange a charity single. Cowell chose "Everybody Hurts", Brown agreed to waive VAT on the single and R.E.M. agreed to waive all royalties. The release was under the name Helping Haiti. Proceeds from the single were split between The Sun 's Helping Haiti fund and the Disasters Emergency Committee. The song was premiered on radio stations nationally on February 2, 2010. The single was released both physically and digitally on February 7, 2010, with the physical release being brought forward by one day due to demand. It has been reported as having sold approximately 205,000 copies in its first two days in the United Kingdom, and 453,000 in its first week, making it the fastest-selling charity record of the 21st century in Britain. (Wikipedia)
Troublemaker - Arashi  1 week No.1  week 11, 2010
Label: J Storm Records

"Troublemaker" by Japanese boy band Arashi was released on March 3, 2010. The song was used as the theme song to the drama Tokujo Kabachi!! starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai. On the day of the single's release, it debuted at number-one the Oricon daily singles chart by selling about 232,000 copies. On the Oricon weekly singles chart, the single debuted at number-one and sold about 542,000 copies, making Arashi the first group to have their weekly singles sales exceed 500,000 for two consecutive years since B'z in 2001. On June 24, 2010, "Troublemaker" placed at number-one on the Oricon first half of the year singles chart by selling 688,194 copies in the end of the year. According to Oricon, "Troublemaker" is the third best-selling single of 2010 in Japan. (Wikipedia)
Rude Boy - Rihanna  5 weeks No.1  between week 12, 2010 and week 18, 2010
Label: Def Jam - Writers: Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, Rob Swire, Robyn Fenty - Producers: StarGate, Rob Swire

"Rude Boy" is taken from Rihanna's fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's third single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with StarGate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo song which incorporates elements of dancehall and raggamuffin. The song received mixed to positive reviews from critics; some called it is the highlight of the album, but others criticized Rihanna's "monotone" and "icy" vocal performance. "Rude Boy" was Rihanna's sixth US number one single. It was a commercial success globally, peaked at number one in Australia and attained top five positions in Germany, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. The accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas, used greenscreen techniques and featured props that included a stuffed lion and zebra. (Wikipedia)
Telephone - Lady GaGa feat. Beyoncé  2 weeks No.1  between week 16, 2010 and week 17, 2010
Label: Interscope - Writers: Stefani Germanotta, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin, Beyoncé Knowles - Producers: Darkchild, Lady Gaga

"Telephone" is a song recorded by Lady Gaga which features American R&B singer Beyoncé for Gaga's third EP, The Fame Monster (2009) and was released on January 26, 2010. Inspired by her fear of suffocation, Gaga explained that the lyrics portray herself preferring the dance floor instead of answering her lover's phone call and noted that the telephone addressed in the lyrics of the song is, in reality, a person telling her to continue working harder. Originally, Gaga wrote the song for Britney Spears, who recorded a demo of "Telephone". After Spears rejected the track, it leaked onto the web in May 2010. Musically, "Telephone" consists of an expanded bridge, verse-rap and an epilogue where the voice of an operator announces that the phone line is unreachable. Beyoncé appears in the middle of the song, singing the verses in a rapid-fire way, accompanied by double beats. (Wikipedia)
OMG - Usher feat. Will.I.Am  4 weeks No.1  between week 19, 2010 and week 23, 2010
Labels: Laface / Arista - Writer: William Adams - Producer: Will.I.Am

"OMG" features Will.I.Am, who also wrote and produced the song. It uses the auto-tune effect in several lines, as well as Jock Jams-esque sports arena chanting. It was released on March 22, 2010 as the first worldwide single off his sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond. The song was met with mixed reception from critics, who criticized the use of auto-tune, but commended the song's dance and club vibe. The song marks the second time that Usher has collaborated with Will.I.Am, following the single "What's Your Name", from his previous album Here I Stand (2008). "OMG" topped the charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The song became his ninth number-one hit in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number-one singles in three consecutive decades. The song's choreography and dance-heavy accompanying music video has been compared by critics to that of "Yeah!". "OMG", was named the fifth best selling song of 2010 in the US, with 3.8 million sales. (Wikipedia)
Not Afraid - Eminem  1 week No.1  week 20, 2010
Labels: Aftermath / Interscope - Writers: Marshall Mathers, Matthew Samuels, Luis Resto, Jordan Evans, Matthew Burnett - Producers: Boi-1da, Eminem, Matthew Burnett

"Not Afraid" is the lead single of Eminem's seventh studio album, Recovery (2010). It was released on April 29, 2010, by Interscope Records. "Not Afraid" was first revealed as a single by Eminem via Twitter, after which the song debuted on radio. To promote the single's release, a freestyle rap, "Despicable", was released on the Internet and received attention for its tone and lyrical content. The song was written and produced by Eminem, Boi-1da, Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett; keyboardist Luis Resto was also attributed with songwriting credit. According to Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg and music critics, "Not Afraid" carries a positive message and depicts Eminem's change in direction from drugs and violence. Recording sessions took place at Effigy Studios in Michigan, Encore Studios in California and Boi-1da Studios in Ontario. Brothers Mike and Joe Strange worked with Eminem on mixing and engineering. The hip hop song features a choir that assists Eminem in a heavily layered chorus and vocals are sung over a guitar, synthesizer and piano; no Auto-Tune was used on the sung vocals, but many reverberation tools were. (Wikipedia)
California Gurls - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg  8 weeks No.1  between week 24, 2010 and week 31, 2010
Label: Capitol - Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee, Calvin Broadus - Producers: Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Max Martin

"California Gurls" is taken from Katy Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song features verses from rapper Snoop Dogg. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to "Empire State Of Mind" (2009), by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California Gurls" is a midtempo disco-pop and funk-pop song with influences of new wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the state of California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised. "California Gurls" garnered positive reviews from music critics, with the majority of them labeling it a "summer anthem", as well as complimenting its production and chorus. The song was a worldwide success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks, giving Perry her second US number-one single and Snoop Dogg his third. The song reached number one in over 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and reigns Media Traffic's Global Year-End Chart 2010. Billboard ranked the song number one on a special The 30 Summer Songs of All Time listing. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Love The Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rihanna  9 weeks No.1  between week 32, 2010 and week 40, 2010
Labels: Aftermath / Interscope - Writers: Marshall Mathers, Alexander Grant, Holly Hafermann - Producers: Alex Da Kid, Makeba Riddick

"Love The Way You Lie" was recorded with the Barbadian singer Rihanna. Eminem wrote the verses and chose Rihanna to sing the chorus; their past experiences in difficult relationships influenced the collaboration. Recording sessions were held in Ferndale, Michigan, and Dublin, Ireland. Backed by guitar, piano and violin, the track is a midtempo hip hop ballad with a pop refrain and describes two lovers who refuse to separate despite being in a dangerous love–hate relationship. Interscope Records released the song in August 2010 as the second single from Eminem's album Recovery. Critics praised its melody but were divided on thematic aspects such as poignancy and accuracy. Critics listed "Love the Way You Lie" among the best tracks of 2010 and of Eminem's career. The song won many awards and received five Grammy nominations. It is Eminem's best-selling single and ranked number one on twenty-six record charts, including the United States' Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. On the Global Chart the song reached no.2 on the Year-End Chart 2010 and got a total of 9.067.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars  4 weeks No.1  between week 41, 2010 and week 44, 2010
Labels: Elektra / Warner Bros. - Writers: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton, Khari Cain - Producers: The Smeezingtons, Needlz

"Just The Way You Are" is the lead single from Bruno Mars' debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). The song was written by Mathew Alexander Woolford who wrote these words for a girl he loved and posted onto her blog only to be plagiarised and never credited by The Smeezingtons, Khalil Walton and Needlz. It was released in the United States on December 14, 2009. The tune received generally positive reviews from critics, who considered it a stand-out track on Doo-Wops & Hooligans and praised The Smeezington's production. It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2011 ceremony. The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40 charts and charted in the top five in other countries. "Just The Way You Are" ranked massive 39 weeks on the global tally and got a total of 8.707.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Beginner - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 45, 2010
Label: King Records - Writers: Yoshimasa Inoue, Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Beginner" is the first of many global No.1 smashes of the Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48, created by record producer, lyricist and television writer Yasushi Akimoto. The single was released on October 27, 2010 in Japan. "Beginner" managed to have 1.03 million copies shipped to retailers before its release, and sold 568,095 copies on its first day. By the end of its first week of release, "Beginner" has sold 826,989 copies and reach top spot on the Oricon weekly singles chart. This meant that Beginner became AKB 48's 5th consecutive number 1 single in Japan, and has surpassed Speed's 1998 single, "All My True Love", as the best selling girl group single in its opening week, according to Oricon. (Media Traffic)
Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna  4 weeks No.1  between week 46, 2010 and week 49, 2010
Label: Def Jam - Writers: Crystal Johnson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm - Producers: StarGate, Sandy Vee

"Only Girl (In The World)" is the lead single from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was released on September 10, 2010. Backed by a heavy bass and synthesizers, it is an uptempo Eurodance track. The lyrics revolve around Rihanna demanding the physical attention of her lover. Critical response to "Only Girl (In The World)" was positive: many critics praised its composition and Rihanna's decision to move away from the dark and ominous themes which were present on her previous album, Rated R (2009). The song charted at number one on the United States' Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the first time in the history of the chart that an album's lead single reached number one after the second single, "What's My Name?", which peaked at number one two weeks prior. The song peaked at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and reached the top five in France, Germany and Switzerland. At the 53rd Grammy Awards (2011), "Only Girl (In The World)" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. (Wikipedia)
The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas  3 weeks No.1  between week 50, 2010 and week 52, 2010
Label: Interscope - Writers: William Adams, Allan Pineda, Damien LeRoy, Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz - Producers: Will.I.Am, DJ Ammo

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" was released as the lead single of Black Eyed Peas' sixth studio album, The Beginning. The chorus of the song samples and interpolates "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life", originally performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. Billboard described the song as continuing the group's "evolution from hip-pop to dance heavyweights as Will.I.Am and Fergie sing and rap over a beat tailored to global dancefloors. The song has peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, becoming the group's sixth consecutive top ten hit (following the five singles from their previous album, The E.N.D). It topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, while also charting inside the top ten of the charts in most European countries. (Wikipedia)

2011

Firework - Katy Perry  3 weeks No.1  between week 01, 2011 and week 3, 2011
Label: Capitol - Writers: Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean - Producers: StarGate, Sandy Vee

"Firework" is from Katy's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). It is a dance-rock self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and was considered by Perry as an important song for her on Teenage Dream. The song was released on October 18, 2010 by Capitol Records as the third single from the album. "Firework" received mostly positive reviews from music critics, with some noting its catchy melody and danceable beat and comparing it to songs by English band Coldplay. The song was commercially successful, reaching the top spot on Billboard Hot 100 and the top five on 20 charts around the world. The song is the third consecutive number-one single of the same album in the USA; the last female singer who achieved this was Monica in 1998. An accompanying music video, directed by Dave Meyers, was released on October 28, 2010. It portrays Perry singing and dancing around Budapest, with interspersed scenes of young people becoming confident in themselves. (Wikipedia)
Grenade - Bruno Mars  4 weeks No.1  between week 4, 2011 and week 7, 2011
Labels: Elektra / Warner Bros. - Writers: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Andrew Wyatt - Producers: The Smeezingtons

"Grenade" is the second single from Bruno Mars' debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). Initially released as a promotional single on September 28, 2010, it was later announced to be the album's second single. Sound engineer Ari Levine first worked on the beats and the synths composed by himself and later on the vocals of the track, however two days before the album was supposed to be handed in, they completely rearranged and re‑recorded the song, including the vocals. A pop song with a R&B style, "Grenade" incorporates The Smeezingtons characteristic beats and shynts, the instrumentation used in the song includes keyboards, bass and software drums. The song's lyrics carry a message of unrequited love, Mars was inspired by a song with similar lyrical themes played by Benny Blanco to him. Critical reception has been mostly positive, with reviewers praising the vocals and emotional lyrics of the heartbreak song. It has peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his third number-one single both in the United States and United Kingdom. (Wikipedia)
Born This Way - Lady GaGa  7 weeks No.1  between week 8, 2011 and week 14, 2011
Label: Interscope - Writers: Stefani Germanotta, Jeppe Laursen - Producers: Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay, Jeppe Laursen, DJ White Shadow

"Born This Way" is the lead single from Lady Gaga's second studio album of the same name. It was developed while Gaga was on the road with The Monster Ball Tour. Inspired by the 1990s empowering music for women and the gay community, Gaga explained that "Born This Way" was her freedom song. She sang part of the chorus at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in 2010 and announced the song as the lead single from the album. The single was released on February 11, 2011. The song is backed by rumbling synth sounds, a humming bass and additional chorus percussion, with sole organ toward the end. The lyrics discuss the self-empowerment of minorities including the LGBT community as well as racial minorities, referring to "cholas" and "orients", which drew criticism from Latino and Asian communities. Critics positively reviewed the song, calling it a "club-ready anthem", though it faced criticism for having similarities with Madonna's 1989 single "Express Yourself". The song reached number one in over 25 countries and was her third single to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the 1,000th song in that chart's history (since 1958) to reach number one. (Wikipedia)
On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull  3 weeks No.1  between week 15, 2011 and week 20, 2011
Labels: Def Jam / Island - Writers: RedOne, Kinda Hamid, AJ Junior, Teddy Sky, Bilal "The Chef", Armando Perez, G.& U.Hermosa - Producers: RedOne, Kuk Harrell

"On The Floor" is the lead single from Jennifer Lopez' seventh studio album, Love? (2011). Featuring American rapper Pitbull, it was released on February 8, 2011. It's an up-tempo electronic dance song with a common time with a tempo of 130 beats per minute. "On The Floor" incorporates elements of electro house and electropop and draws further musical influences from eurodance, latin music and techno music. Its development was motivated by Lopez's Latin heritage and pays homage to her career-beginnings as a dancer. Interpolated within the song are recurrent elements of the 1982 composition "Llorando Se Fue" written by Gonzalo and Ulises Hermosa, a composition that gained notoriety when it was sampled by Kaoma in their 1989 single "Lambada". Lopez described "On The Floor" as an evolution of her classic sound and as something which sounded very current. Commercially, "On The Floor" is Lopez's most successful single to date, topping more than twenty national single charts. It resulted in being one of the biggest hits of the year on the year-end charts; the song finished in first place in Austria, Finland, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. (Wikipedia)
S&M - Rihanna (feat. Britney Spears)  1 week No.1  week 17, 2011
Label: Def Jam - Writers: Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean - Producers: StarGate, Sandy Vee, Kuk Harrell, Veronika Bozeman

"S&M" is taken from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was released on January 21, 2011, as the fourth single from the album. Backed by bass beats, a keyboard and guitars, it is an uptempo hi-NRG and Eurodance track that samples the synthesizer line from Depeche Mode's 1984 song "Master And Servant". The lyrics revolve around sexual intercourse, sadomasochism, bondage and fetishes. After it reached number two on the Global Chart in March, a remix that features Britney Spears was released. When combined with sales of the solo version, it became finally a no.1 smash in April. "S&M" peaked also at number one in the USA, Australia, and Canada, and reached the top five in France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the UK. Melina Matsoukas directed the song's music video. It portrays softcore sadomasochist acts and fetishes, and was banned in many countries, restricted to nighttime television in others. Critics complimented Rihanna's sensuality and the vibrant colors. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
E.T. - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West  2 weeks No.1  between week 18, 2011 and week 19, 2011
Label: Capitol - Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Joshua Coleman - Producers: Dr. Luke, Ammo, Max Martin

"E.T." (an abbreviation for "extraterrestrial") is from Katy Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010) and features a guest rap by Kanye West. It was serviced to radio stations as the album's fourth single on February 16, 2011. Musically, it is an electronic and hip hop ballad which draws heavily from dubstep and techno, along with smaller amounts of drum and bass. Lyrically, the song speaks of "falling in love with a foreigner". "E.T." received generally positive reviews from music critics; many of whom complimented Perry's vocals and production throughout the song, while West's rapping style elicited a mixed response. The song became Perry's fifth non-consecutive number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also topped charts in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland. (Wikipedia)
Rolling In The Deep - Adele  2 weeks No.1  between week 21, 2011 and week 22, 2011
Label: XL Recordings - Writers: Adele, Paul Epworth - Producer: Paul Epworth

"Rolling In The Deep" is the lead single from Adele's second studio album and huge multi-million seller, 21. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover. The song was released on 29 November 2010. "Rolling In The Deep" was acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for Adele, propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in eleven countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele's first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks. On 12 February 2012, "Rolling In The Deep" received three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video. Critics and music publications ranked the song highly on their end-of-year lists. On the Global Chart it was the biggest hit of the year 2011 and after massive 65 weeks on the tally it had a total of 11.969.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Everyday, Katyusha - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 23, 2011
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Everyday, Katyusha" is the 21st single by Japanese idol girl group AKB 48 and was released on May 25, 2011. The song set a new sales record for singles in Japan, sold a total of 942,475 copies on its release day alone and 1,334 million singles on its debut week, beating the previous record set by Mr.Children in February 1996. The single is also the third million-selling single by the band AKB 48, together with their previous singles "Sakura No Ki Ni Narō" with sales of 1,15 million and "Beginner" with sales of 1,07 million. The single also crossed the 1,5 million sales mark and achieved that mark at a record pace. It also became the first single in Japan since 2005 to achieve that mark. "Everyday, Katyusha" was used as the theme song for the film Moshidora, which stars AKB 48 members Atsuko Maeda and Minami Minegishi. It was announced that part of the proceeds from this single will be donated to help the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. (Wikipedia)

Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer  4 weeks No.1  between week 24, 2011 and week 27, 2011
Label: J Records - Writers: Armando Pérez, Nick Van De Wall, Shaffer Smith - Producer: Afrojack 

"Give Me Everything" was released on March 22, 2011 as the second single from Pitbull's sixth studio album, Planet Pit (2011). The song features American R&B singer Ne-Yo, Dutch DJ Afrojack and American singer Nayer. Rolling Stone described the song as a "club-pop cut with a plaintive Ne-Yo chorus." In the United States, "Give Me Everything" became Pitbull's first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became Pitbull's first number one single in the United Kingdom as the main artist. The song has further peaked at number one in Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, and within the top-five in twelve countries. "Give Me Everything" reached no.3 on the Global End-Of-Year Chart 2011 with more than 8 million points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock  7 weeks No.1  between week 28, 2011 and week 34, 2011
Label: Interscope - Writers: Stefan Gordy, Skyler Gordy, Jamahl Listenbee, Peter Schroeder - Producers: Redfoo, GoonRock 

"Party Rock Anthem" is a song by the American electronic dance music rapper duo, LMFAO, consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and Sky Blu (descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr), featuring British singer Lauren Bennett and American music producer GoonRock. It was released on January 25, 2011 as the first single from their second album Sorry For Party Rocking in 2011. "Party Rock Anthem" is a mostly electronic composition and interpolates lyrics from Rick Ross's song "Hustlin". In the USA the single spent 68 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached no.1. It went also to the summit in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland. It also reached the top five in Sweden, Poland, Finland, Norway and Italy. "Party Rock Anthem" is one of the biggest club smashes of all time. On the Global Chart it ranks at no.2 on the countdown 2011 and got a total of massive 10.952.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera  8 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2011 and week 43, 2011
Labels: A&M / Octone - Writers: Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, Shellback - Producers: Shellback, Benny Blanco

"Moves Like Jagger" was on June 21, 2011 as the fourth and final single from their third studio album Hands All Over (2010). It's a dance-pop and electropop song and is backed by synths and electronic drums. The lyrics refer to a male's ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to Mick Jagger, frontman of The Rolling Stones. "Moves Like Jagger" was well received by music critics, who praised the song's chorus. Praise also went to the vocals of Levine and Aguilera, with critics pointing out solid chemistry between the two. Likewise, the song was a big commercial success, going onto top the charts in over 18 countries. On the Global Chart is reached a total of 10.722.000 points. The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and features an old video footage of Jagger and his iconic dance moves. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Flying Get - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 36, 2011
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Flying Get" was released on August 24, 2011 and sold 1,025,952 copies on the first day of its release, becoming the first single in Oricon's history to sell over one million copies on its first day of release. It outsold the group's previous single, "Everyday, Katyusha", in the last week of sales in 2011, and became the overall number-one selling single of 2011 in Japan with nearly 1,6 million copies. "Flying Get" won the Grand Prix award at the 53rd Annual Japan Record Awards. (Wikipedia)
We Found Love - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris  14 weeks No.1  between week 44, 2011 and week 7, 2012
Label: Def Jam - Writer: Calvin Harris - Producer: Calvin Harris

"We Found Love" premiered on September 22, 2011 as lead single from Rihanna's sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). It's an uptempo electro house song, with elements of techno and Europop. It is heavily composed of repetitive synthesizers, alarm bells, and a keyboard. The song's lyrics speak of a couple who "found love in a hopeless place". Commercially, the song was a major success. In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks. "We Found Love" topped the charts in twenty-five countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The song's accompanying music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, depicts the singer as a drug-abusing thrill-seeker in a relationship that quickly spirals downward into addiction and violence. However, its impact was significant, with the video winning a Grammy for "Best Short Form Music Video" at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and "Video of the Year" at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Wikipedia)
Kaze Wa Fuiteiru - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 45, 2011
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Kaze Wa Fuiteiru" is the 23rd single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB 48, released on October 26, 2011. The title of the upcoming single was first announced to 20,000 fans present at the handshake event held to celebrate the launch of the group's 22nd single, "Flying Get", at the Nagoya Dome on September 4th. It was written with lyric meant to ease the pain of the tsunami victims from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, as well as part of the large relief process to help out with restoration as the group has donated over 1.25 billion yen, and continue to hold monthly trip visit to tsunami areas to perform free concerts for the children and elderly in those areas. "Kaze Wa Fuiteira' sold 1,3 million copies in its first week at retail. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Uekara Mariko - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 51, 2011
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

Only six weeks after "Kaze Wa Fuiteiru" Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48 released another single on December 7, 2011. The AKB 48 members participating in the single were determined in the rock-paper-scissors tournament held on September 20, 2011, at Nippon Budokan. The single's title song was announced to be "Uekara Mariko" on October 29 at the Flying Get handshake event at Ajinomoto Stadium. "Uekara Mariko" sold 959,280 copies on its first day and later on sold over 1 million by the end of its first week according to Oricon. (Wikipedia)

2012

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson  1 week No.1  week 8, 2012
Label: RCA - Writers: Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Ali Tamposi - Producer: Greg Kurstin 

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" is the titular song from Kelly Calrkson's fifth studio album, Stronger (2011). The song served as the album's second single on January 17, 2012. "Stronger" is an uptempo song which draws from the genres of pop rock, dance-pop and electropop. Its lyrical content mainly explores themes of empowerment and recovery following a heartbreak, with the chorus inspired by a Friedrich Nietzsche quotation: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Upon its release, "Stronger" was met with positive reviews from music critics, who considered it to be the musical highlight of Stronger. Clarkson's vocal performance and song's production received particular praise, while criticism targeted the song's lyrical content. "Stronger" reached no.1 in the United States and Belgium and the Top 10 in many other countries. (Wikipedia)
Give Me Five! - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 9, 2012
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Give Me Five!" is the 25th single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB 48. The song was released in Japan on February 15, 2012. The music video for the song "Give Me Five!" is a 34-minute Japanese television drama-like style video. This video was directed by Shigemichi Sugita, and it stars AKB 48 members Atsuko Maeda, Yuko Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Minami Takahashi. Actor Takanori Jinnai also stars in the music video. "Give Me Five!" sold approximately 967,000 copies on its debut day and 1,287 million in the its first week at retail, thus making it AKB 48's 12th single to achieve No.1 on the Oricon charts. (Wikipedia)
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra  11 weeks No.1  between week 10, 2012 and week 21, 2012
Labels: Vertigo / Universal - Writer: Wally De Backer - Producer: Wally De Backer 

"Somebody That I Used To Know" was written and recorded by Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye (real name Willy De Backer). The song with the guest vocals of the New Zealand singer-guitarist Kimbra was released in Australia and New Zealand by Eleven Music on 5 July 2011 as the second single from Gotye's third studio album, Making Mirrors (2011). It was later released by Universal Music globally. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a mid-tempo, indie pop ballad. It contains a sample of the Brazilian jazz guitarist Luiz Bonfá's instrumental "Seville" from 1967. Commercially, "Somebody That I Used to Know" is Gotye's most successful and signature song. It has topped charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and as well as 23 other national charts, and reached the top 10 in more than 30 countries around the world. On the global chart it remained for 56 weeks and got a total of 11.603.000 million points. It also reached the hot spot of the End-Of-Year list 2012 and won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance and Record of the Year. (Media Traffic)
Boyfriend - Justin Bieber  1 week No.1  week 15, 2012
Labels: Island / Def Jam - Writers: Mike Posner, Mason Levy, Matthew Musto, Justin Bieber - Producers: Mike Posner, MdL, Kuk Harrell  

"Boyfriend" by the Canadian teen-idol Justin Bieber is taken from his third studio album Believe (2012) and was released on March 26, 2012. Bieber explained that the track would surprise people in different ways, since it's a musical departure from his previous material. Musically, "Boyfriend" is a R&B influenced song that features pop beats reminiscent of American record producer Pharrell Williams and boy band 'N Sync. The instrumentation is kept in a lower sound to highlight Bieber's vocals. The song was a big commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 after selling a total of 521,000 digital units in its initial week. It also debuted at number one in Canada and number two in the United Kingdom. (Wikipedia)
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen  4 weeks No.1  between week 22, 2012 and week 26, 2012
Label: Interscope - Writers: Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe - Producer: Josh Ramsay 

"Call Me Maybe", released on September 20, 2011, was initially written by Jepsen and Tavish Crowe as a folk song, while they were on tour. But its genre was modified following the production by Josh Ramsay. Finally it was an upbeat teen pop track that draws influences from dance-pop and disco. Lyrically, the track alludes to the inconvenience that a love at first sight brings to a girl who hopes for a call back from a crush. "Call Me Maybe" has attained commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, and Switzerland, while peaking inside the top three in Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. On the global chart the song ranks close behind Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' on the vice-position of the Countdown Chart 2012 and after 54 weeks on the tally it reached a whopping 11.611.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Manatsu No Sounds Good! - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 23, 2012
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Manatsu No Sounds Good!" was released in Japan on May 23, 2012. In its first week, the CD single sold 1,616,795 copies according to Oricon and became AKB 48's bestselling single so far. In August 2012, it was certified for 2 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). On December 30, 2012, the song won the Grand Prix at the 54th Japan Record Awards, making this their second consecutive win for the group. The single is Atsuko Maeda's final recording with the group. (Wikipedia)
Payphone - Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa  5 weeks No.1  between week 27, 2012 and week 31, 2012
Labels: A&M / Octone - Writers: Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Dan Omelio, Shellback, Cameron Thomaz - Producers: Benny Blanco, Shellback, Robopop 

"Payphone" was released on April 17, 2012 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Overexposed (2012). The song has received favorable reviews from music critics, who praised the catchy melody and named it "a radio success", but some others dismissed its title and Khalifa's appearance. On the Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at the number three spot before peaking at number two and it sold 493,000 copies in the first week. It peaked at number one in Canada for eight consecutive weeks. It also topped the charts in the United Kingdom with 141.000 initial sales, making it the band's first ever single to do so. (Wikipedia)
Whistle - Flo Rida  3 weeks No.1  between week 32, 2012 and week 34, 2012
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Tramar Dillard, David Glass, Marcus Killian, Justin Franks, Breyan Isaac, Antonio Mobley - Producers: DJ Frank E, Glass

"Whistle" is from Flo Rida's fourth album Wild Ones (2012) and was released on April 24, 2012 as the third single from the set. It's a pop rap song characterized by a whistling melody and contains sexually suggestive lyrics. Flo Rida described the song as "the biggest record I've done yet". Later, during an interview with MTV News, Flo Rida revealed that the lyrics of the song are sung in a metaphorical way, saying that it had sexually suggestive lyrics. "Whistle" topping the charts in some countries, like Canada, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, and Ireland. In the United States, the song reached also number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Flo Rida's third number one hit and his first since 2009's "Right Round". (Wikipedia)
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift  4 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2012 and week 39, 2012
Label: Big Machine - Writers: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback - Producers: Max Martin, Shellback

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was released on August 13, 2012 for Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red (2012). The song features electronic heavy production and a pop music vocal styling, a musical transition for Swift. Its lyrics depict Swift's frustrations at her ex-lover Jake Gyllenhaal, who wants to re-kindle their relationship. The two had broken up in January 2011 but had been seen on a date a few days later. After the release of the music video, more clues linking the song to Gyllenhaal emerged, with an actor looking like Gyllenhaal. The song was an instant commercial success, and was the first song in Swift's career to peak at number one on the Global Chart and on the Billboard Hot 100. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Gingham Check - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 37, 2012
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Gingham Check" is the 27th major single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. The members were chosen from their placements in the AKB 48's 2012 general election. The single was released in Japan on August 29, 2012. It includes the graduation song for long-time headlining member Atsuko Maeda. On its first day at retail "Gingham Check" sold 906,617 singles according to Oricon, and a total of 1,181,966 copies in the first week. (Wikipedia)
Gangnam Style - Psy  7 weeks No.1  between week 40, 2012 and week 47, 2012
Label: Universal Republic - Writers: Park Jae-Sang, Yoo Gun-Hyung - Producers: Park Jae-Sang, Yoo Gun-Hyung, Yang Hyun-Suk

"Gangnam Style" was released on July 15, 2012, as the lead single of Psy's sixth studio album Psy 6 and debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Chart. The title phrase is a Korean made-up word that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture worldwide since then. In September 2012 "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video on YouTube. On December 21, 2012, it became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. It became a source of parodies and reaction videos by many different individuals, groups and organizations. By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts of more than 30 countries including United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. As the song continued to rapidly gain popularity and ubiquity, its signature dance moves were attempted by many notable political leaders such as the British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who hailed it as a "force for world peace". (Wikipedia)
Uza - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 46, 2012
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Uza" (meaning "Annoying" and pronounced "oo-zah") is the 28th major single by AKB 48, released in Japan on October 31, 2012. The single was first announced on Yasushi Akimoto's Google+ and the title song premiered live on September 18, 2012, at the AKB 48's rock-paper-scissors tournament at Nippon Budokan. Mayu Watanabe was originally one of the centers however, due to heavy choreography involved in this song, Yuko Oshima and Jurina Matsui later replaced Watanabe's center position. "Uza" sold 1,128,696 singles in its initial week, according to Oricon. (Wikipedia)
Diamonds - Rihanna  3 weeks No.1  between week 48, 2012 and week 50, 2012
Labels: Island / Def Jam - Writers: Sia Furler, Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen - Producers: Benny Blanco, StarGate

"Diamonds" premiered on September 26, 2012, during the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and was digitally released the following day as the lead single from Unapologetic (2012). The song is a mid-tempo electronic and pop ballad that features heavy synthesizers, orchestral sounds and electronic rhythms. It lyrics serve as a departure from the themes of unhealthy relationships that were on Rihanna's previous singles and contain a prominent concept of love. The single topped music charts in over twenty countries, including the United States, where it became Rihanna's twelfth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song's music video was shot by director Anthony Mandler, a frequent collaborator of Rihanna's, and depicts her in four environments that represent the elements of earth, air, water and fire. (Wikipedia)
Eien Pressure - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 51, 2012
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

Only five weeks after "Uza" the next single of AKB 48, "Eien Pressure", released in Japan on December 5, 2012. The sixteen members that were featured in the title track were decided in the AKB 48 rock-paper-scissors tournament held in September along with their position at Nippon Budokan. The overall winner of the tournament was Haruka Shimazaki, who sang the lead vocals for the song and took up the center position during its performances. Its music video was directed by Eiki Takahashi. This is also the first single where Kojima Haruna does not participate in the single's A-side track. First week sales of "Eien Pressure" were at 1.073.499 singles. (Wikipedia)
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars  4 weeks No.1  between week 52, 2012 and week 3, 2013
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine - Producers: The Smeezingtons, Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie

"Locked Out of Heaven" is the lead single from Bruno Mars' second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). It was released on October 1, 2012. The song is a reggae rock song influenced by new wave and funk. The song's lyrics are about the rapturous feelings brought about by a relationship infused with positive emotion as well as euphoria from sex. Bruno stated that The Police influenced him to write the song. He explained: "That's how it normally works; I'll pick up a guitar and I'll start humming a melody, and I started singing that, and I was up there in Sting-ville, in that register, so that's what you get..." The single charted inside the top ten in over twenty countries, including the United States, where it became Mars' fourth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Locked Out Of Heaven" won several awards and received three Grammy nominations. (Wikipedia)

2013

Scream And Shout - Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears  3 weeks No.1  between week 4, 2013 and week 6, 2013
Label: Interscope - Writers: William Adams, Jef Martens, Jean Baptiste - Producers: Lazy Jay, Will.I.Am

"Scream & Shout" was released on November 20 as the second single from Will.I.Am's fourth studio album Willpower (2013). It's an upbeat dance-pop song; its lyrics are about having a good time on a night out. It interpolates a sample of the lyric "Britney, bitch", which was used on Spears' 2007 single "Gimme More". The song was a commercial success worldwide, topping the charts in over 20 countries including Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. In the United States, the song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first number one song of the newly established Dance/Electronic Songs chart. In United Kingdom, "Scream & Shout" became Will.I.Am's second consecutive number one single, Spears' sixth number one and her first chart-topper since "Everytime" (2004). The song also served as the theme song for a television commercial for Beats by Dr. Dre Color headphones. (Wikipedia)
Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz  7 weeks No.1  between week 7, 2013 and week 14, 2013
Label: Macklemore - Writers: Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis - Producer: Ryan Lewis

"Thrift Shop" by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was released on August 27, 2012 as the fifth single from their debut studio album The Heist (2012). The song was composed to show Macklemore's esteem for thrift shops and saving money, opposing the flaunting many rappers display. Music reviewers praised the song for its humorous lyrics and social critique. Despite being released on Macklemore's independent label with distribution by the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), a Warner Music Group Company, the single was a sleeper hit. It peaked nearly a half after its release in February 2013 at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached number one in many other countries and sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. At the end of 2013 "Thrift Shop" was the third most successful song of the year and got a total of 9.262.000 points on the Global Chart. In 2014, the single won two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
So Long! - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 10, 2013
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"So Long!" is the 30th major single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. It's also the band's sixth cherry blossom-themed single, and its first single of 2013. This single was released in Japan on February 20 in four different versions. The 64-minute long music video for the title track is directed by director Nobuhiko Obayashi. The Nippon Television network aired a three-episode special television drama based on the title track from 11-13 February 2013. "So Long" moved 1.035.986 singles in its initial week, according to Oricon. (Wikipedia)
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink feat. Nate Ruess  6 weeks No.1  between week 15, 2013 and week 20, 2013
Label: RCA - Writers: Pink, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess - Producer: Jeff Bhasker

"Just Give Me a Reason" is Pink's collaboration with Fun.'s lead singer Nate Ruess. The song, released on February 16, 2013, was chosen as the third single from Pink's sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012). It's a pop ballad about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down. The song starts off with a simple melody played on the piano, as Pink starts to sing the first verse and chorus, the latter of which introduces drum machines and bass. The second verse is then sung by Ruess, and the rest of the song is sung as a duet. The song ends with a piano solo, similar to the intro. "Just Give Me A Reason" attained worldwide success, topping the charts in many countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and Austria. The music video for "Just Give Me a Reason" featured Nate Ruess as well as Pink's husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, in a romantic setting which resembles an artificial marsh. (Wikipedia)
Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams  3 weeks No.1  between week 21, 2013 and week 24, 2013
Labels: Daft Life / Columbia - Writers: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers - Producers: Bangalter, De Homem-Christo

"Get Lucky" is the lead single from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, Random Access Memories (2013). "Get Lucky" is an ingenious disco and funk song with lyrics that, according to Williams, are about the fortune of connecting with someone, as well as sexual chemistry. The song was completed over the course of approximately 18 months. After it leaked in mid-April, the single was released as a digital download on 19 April 2013. It was a huge success and topped the hitlists in almost all countries around the world. On the Global Chart "Get Lucky" achieved the vice-position of the Year-End Chart 2013 and after 46 weeks on the tally it had a total of 10.042.000 points. The song won awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, during which Stevie Wonder joined Daft Punk, Williams and Rodgers onstage to perform the song. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Sayonara Crawl - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 23, 2013
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Sayonara Crawl" was released in Japan on May 22, 2013 and sold stellar 1.450.881 singles on that day alone, according to Oricon. So it were the best one-day singles-sales in a country of all time! After seven days there were moved a total of 1.762.873 singles. On the Global Chart it bowed with 898.000 equivalent points in that week, also a record. The release marks the first time the group has presented a “quadruple center” lineup for the title track. The centers are: Tomomi Itano, Yuko Oshima, Haruka Shimazaki and Mayu Watanabe. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams  10 weeks No.1  between week 25, 2013 and week 34, 2013
Label: Interscope - Writers: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris, Jr., Marvin Gaye - Producer: Pharrell Williams

"Blurred Lines" was released as the lead single from Thicke's album of the same name on March 26, 2013. Recorded in 2012, the song was primarily inspired by the Marvin Gaye song "Got To Give It Up", and was largely the work of Williams. However, Thicke clearly laid claim to writing credits on the track according to a Reuters article. The song became the subject of a bitter legal dispute with the family of Gaye and Bridgeport Music as to whether the song infringed copyrights to "Got To Give It Up". Thicke and Williams were found liable of copyright infringement by a federal jury in March 2015. The song's lyrics and music video has also proved controversial with some groups, with claims that it is misogynistic and promotes date rape. This has led to the song being banned at universities and other institutions in the United Kingdom, and prompted a rebuttal from Thicke. However, "Blurred Lines" was an immense success worldwide with significantly above 10 million sales, the biggest smash of 2013! On the Global All Time Chart "Blurred Lines" ranks inside the Top 20 with a total of 12.296.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Roar - Katy Perry  10 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2013 and week 45, 2013
Label: Capitol - Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter - Producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Cirkut

"Roar" is the lead single from Katy Perry's fourth studio album, Prism (2013) and was released on August 10, 2013. It's a power pop song with lyrics centering around standing up for oneself and self-empowerment. "Roar" was Perry's sixth global number one smash and became a total of 9.396.000 points. It peaked also at number one in various countries, including USA (with 557.000 sales in the first week), United Kingdom (180.000 sales in its initial week), Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. Additionally, it also reached the top five in most international charts, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Switzerland. Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi directed the song's music video, which features Perry trying to adapt to the jungle where she survived a plane crash, and taming a tiger. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Koisuru Fortune Cookie - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 36, 2013
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Koisuru Fortune Cookie" is AKB 48's 32nd single and was released in Japan on August 21, 2013. The lineup for the title track and supporting B-sides was determined by the results from the 2013 AKB 48 general election, of which the winner was Rino Sashihara of AKB 48 sister group HKT 48. The single contains graduation songs for Mariko Shinoda and Tomomi Itano. "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" sold 1.095.894 copies on its first day at retail and a total of 1.330.432 in the release week, according to Oricon. (Wikipedia)
Heart Ereki - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 46, 2013
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Heart Ereki" was the 14th global no.1 smash of the Japanese pop idol phenomenon AKB 48. Released on October 30, 2013 it sold 1.020.800 on that day alone, and another 182.786 in the rest of that week, according to Oricon. The song was done by RoopSounds, who had previously done "Skirt, Hirari". The music is described as being like a marching band. During the performance, Kojima does a roll-call of some of the participants, each of whom has an English nickname. This was explained as being according to band protocols. (Wikipedia)
The Monster - Eminem feat. Rihanna  7 weeks No.1  between week 47, 2013 and week 2, 2014
Labels: Aftermath / Interscope - Writers: Marshall Mathers, Bryan Fryzel, Bebe Rexha, Aaron Kleinstub, M. Athanasiou, R. Fenty, J. Bellion - Producers: Frequency, Aalias

"The Monster" is another successful collaboration between rapper Eminem and Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released on October 29, 2013, as the fourth single from Eminem's eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013). The song's lyrics present Rihanna coming to grips with her inner demons, while Eminem ponders the negative effects of his fame. "The Monster" has successfully charted worldwide, topping the charts in many countries including USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The song's accompanying music video was directed by the American filmmaker Rich Lee, the video depicts Rihanna as Eminem's therapist in a session. "The Monster" won a Grammy Award for the best rap/sung collaboration. (Wikipedia)
Suzukake No Ki No Michi De - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 52, 2013
Label: King Records - Writer: Tetsuro Oda - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Suzukake No Ki No Michi De 'Kimi No Hohoemi O Yume Ni Miru' To Itte Shimattara Bokutachi No Kankei Wa Dō Kawatte Shimau No Ka, Bokunari Ni Nannichi Ka Kangaeta Ue De No Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron No Yō Na Mono" (translated: "Sort of a little bit embarrassing conclusion I came up to after thinking for days about how our relationship would change if while walking along a road of plane trees I said to you, 'I dream of your smile'"). That's the global no.1 with the longest song-title ever, consisting of 76 characters in Japanese and 210 when romanized. The single was released in Japan on December 11, 2013 and sold 1.033.336 copies in its first week. (Wikipedia)

2014

Timber - Pitbull feat. Ke$ha  3 weeks No.1  between week 3, 2014 and week 5, 2014
Label: RCA - Writers: Kesha Sebert, Armando C. Pérez, Lukasz Gottwald, Aaron Davis Arnold, Priscilla Hamilton, Lee Oskar - Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Sermstyle

"Timber" was released on October 7, 2013, as the lead single from Pitbull's extended play Meltdown EP. The song contains country and folk influences and interpolates Lee Oskar's 1978 single "San Francisco Bay" and features harmonica player Paul Harrington, who plays through the entire song and was told to emulate Oskar. "Timber" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks, and has also topped the charts in many other countries, including Canada (where it stood at number one for eight consecutive weeks), the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. (Wikipedia)
Happy - Pharrell Williams  19 weeks No.1  between week 6, 2014 and week 25, 2014
Labels: Back Lot / Columbia - Writer: Pharrell Williams - Producer: Pharrell Williams

"Happy" by singer and producer Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest hits in the music history. Originally produced for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album, it also served as the lead single from Williams' second studio album, Girl (2014). It was released on November 21, 2013, alongside a long-form music video, advertised as being "the world's first 24-hour music video." It consists of the four-minute song repeated multiple times, with various people dancing around Los Angeles and miming along. "Happy" is a midtempo soul song on which Williams's falsetto voice has been compared to Curtis Mayfield by critics. The song has been a huge global success and went to no.1 in nearly all countries all over the world. It was far and away the biggest smash of 2014 with more than 12 million sales in that year alone. After 55 weeks on the Global Chart "Happy" reached a total of astonishing 14.844.000 points. Furthermore the song holds the record for the longest stay at no.1 of the Global Chart together with Bryan Adam's "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Labrador Retriever - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 23, 2014
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Labrador Retriever" is the 36th single by Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. Released in Japan on May 21, 2014 it was the best-selling single of the year in Japan, with 1.786.825 copies. In this single, Mayu Watanabe returns as the center of the main song after the release of "So Long!" 1 year and 3 months ago. "Labrador Retriever", was revealed to the public on March 29, 2014 during the encore session of their first concert at the National Olympic Stadium. AKB 48 has been releasing a summer-themed CD in May every year since "Ponytail To Shushu", which was released in May 2010. 36 members were chosen to participate in the song "Labrador Retriever", which has the same number as their 2012 single "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" (Wikipedia)
Fancy - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX  1 week No.1  week 26, 2014
Labels: EMI / Def Jam - Writers: Amethyst Kelly, Charlotte Aitchison, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jon Shave, Kurtis McKenzie - Producers: The Invisible Men, Arcade

"Fancy" was released on 17 February 2014 as the fourth single from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). It's an electro-hop song with additional vocals from the British singer / songwriter Charli XCX. For both artists it was the first global no.1 smash. It has also topped the charts in the USA, Canada and New Zealand and had chart success around the world, including reaching the top ten in several countries such as United Kingdom and Australia. The accompanying music video for "Fancy" was directed by Director X and released in March 2014. The visuals are inspired by 1995 American comedy film Clueless, with Azalea playing Beverly Hills socialite Cher Horowitz and XCX as Tai Frasier. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Problem - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea  4 weeks No.1  between week 27, 2014 and week 31, 2014
Label: Republic - Writers: Ariana Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Amethyst Kelly - Producers: Max Martin, Shellback, Ilya, Peter Carlsson

It's a funny thing, only one week after Iggy Azalea landed her first global no.1 smash with 'Fancy', she celebrated another no.1 as feature artist from Ariana Grande's "Problem". The song was released on April 28, 2014, as the lead single from Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). "Problem" is an uptempo dance-pop and R&B song which comprises a melody based on drums, saxophone loops, and trumpets. The chorus features uncredited background vocals from American hip hop artist Big Sean. Lyrically, Grande has stated that the song is about "the feeling of being absolutely terrified to re-approach a relationship that's gone sour -- but you want to more than anything." The single performed well internationally, debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 selling 438,000 copies in its first week on sale and peaked later at number two. It went to the top of the charts in United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in most other territories. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Stay With Me - Sam Smith  1 week No.1  week 28, 2014
Label: Capitol - Writers: Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne - Producers: Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins

"Stay With Me", released on 14 April 2014, is from Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It's a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him. The music legends Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne receiving co-writer credits due to the song's similarity to Petty's single "I Won't Back Down". In an interview Sam Smith said that the song was written in a studio in Old Street with James Napier and William Phillips. The latter started playing with three chords on the piano, and Napier quickly provided a drum pattern, and according to Sam Smith, "the song just flowed out of us so naturally." After finishing the song, he started to layer his vocal about 20 times, singing in different parts of the studio and harmonizing. The result sounded like a gospel choir, but all from his own voice, and this demo was then used in the released song. The single topped the charts in United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, in the USA it reached no.2. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, "Stay with Me" won two Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Rude - Magic!  3 weeks No.1  between week 32, 2014 and week 35, 2014
Labels: Latium / RCA - Writers: Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Mark Pellizzer, Ben Spivak, Alex Tanas - Producer: Adam Messinger

"Rude" is the debut single by Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! from their album, Don't Kill The Magic. Released on February 24, 2014 "Rude" was named after the reggae term "rude boy" and originally based on a real-life situation. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been in an unhealthy relationship with a previous girlfriend. After Nasri got in a fight with his girlfriend, the band based the song off of that headline. The couple was in a "mean time" when they were both being rude to each other, as Nasri says in what he describes as a "dark vibe." However, the concept was revised and eventually flipped so that Nasri was still dating her, and was asking her father for his blessing to propose to her. "Rude" peaked at number six on the Canadian Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in the United States and United Kingdom and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Japan, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, Austria, and Denmark. (Wikipedia)
Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz  1 week No.1  week 34, 2014
Label: Warner Bros. - Writers: William Wiik Larsen, Nico Sereba, Vincent Dery - Producers: William Wiik Larsen (IDAP Music)

"Am I Wrong" by Norwegian singing / songwriting duo Nico & Vinz, was initially released as a digital download single in Norway on 12 April 2013, credited to the duo's previous name Envy, and became a hit in various Scandinavian countries, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Upon being released internationally, and following the duo's name change to Nico & Vinz, the song attained commercial success in various other countries, reaching number one in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the top ten in the United States, Germany, France, and Australia, among other nations. During an interview, when asked about the meaning of the song and what inspired them to make it, Nico Sereba said: "Inspiration is coming from a small country, but having huge dreams and people telling you, man, that's not realistic, come on, you can't be on the top of America or the top of the world or whatever we dream of." (Wikipedia)
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift  4 weeks No.1  between week 36, 2014 and week 40, 2014
Label: Big Machine - Writers: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback - Producers: Max Martin, Shellback

"Shake It Off" is the lead single from Taylor Swift's fifth studio album, 1989 (2014) and was released on 18 August 2014. It's an uptempo pop track and features a departure from Swift's earlier country pop musical style. "Shake It Off" debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the 22nd song to do so. It produced first-week digital sales of 544,000 units for the chart issue dated September 6, 2014, the largest debut sales week for a single of 2014 in the USA. The song topped also the charts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The music video, directed by Mark Romanek, was shot in June 2014, over three days in Los Angeles. The video features Swift "embracing her inner dorky dancer by submerging herself with some of the world's best dancers in the styles of hip hop, lyrical, ballet, jazz and even cheerleader." (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Kokoro No Placard - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 37, 2014
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto, Yusuke Itagaki - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Kokoro No Placard" is the 37th single by the Japanese idol group AKB 48 and the 17th, which scores the Global Chart. Released in Japan on August 27, 2014 it was the 5th best-selling single of the year in this country, with 1.058.059 copies. The lineup for the title track and supporting B-sides was determined by the results from the AKB 48's 2014 general election. Mayu Watanabe of ABK 48's Team B received the most votes and became the center, or headlining performer, for the single. "Kokoro No Placard" debuted at number one in the Oricon Daily Singles Chart with 871.923 copies sold. (Wikipedia)
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor  8 weeks No.1  between week 41, 2014 and week 48, 2014
Label: Epic - Writers: Meghan Trainor, Kevin Kadish - Producer: Kadish

"All About That Bass" is the debut single by the American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and was released on June 30, 2014. It's a bubblegum pop and doo-wop song that draws influences from various musical genres including R&B, hip hop and country. Lyrically, it discusses positive body image although this is deputed by some. Fatima Robinson directed the song's accompanying music video, a viral online success that was noted for its visuals and lighthearted nature. The song inspired a variety of viral videos and tributes, while Vogue recognized it as part of "the era of the big booty". "All About The Bass" reached the no.1 in many countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austrian, Ireland and other. On the Global Chart the song ranked at no.3 on the Year-End Chart 2014 and after 35 weeks on the tally it reached a total of 8.977.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid 30  1 week No.1  week 49, 2014
Labels: Virgin / EMI - Writers: Bob Geldof, Midge Ure - Producer: Paul Epworth

Band Aid 30 is the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid. The group was announced on 10 November 2014 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, with Geldof stating that he took the step after the United Nations had contacted him, saying help was urgently needed to prevent the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa spreading throughout the world. As in previous incarnations, the group covered the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?", written in 1984 by Geldof and Ure. The song was recorded by some of the biggest-selling current British and Irish pop acts, including One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora. Bastille and Guy Garvey of Mercury prize-winning band Elbow were also on board, along with Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Bono (U2) the third time he has contributed to a Band Aid recording. The single was released on November 17, 2014 and sold massive 313.000 copies in the initial week in United Kingdom alone. It's the fourth version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which reached the pole position of the Global Chart. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Kibôteki Refrain - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 50, 2014
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Kibōteki Refrain" is the third global number one single of 2014 by the Japanese idol group AKB 48. It was released in Japan on November 26, 2014 and was the second best-selling single of the year there. The selected members for this song was revealed during the group's fifth Janken tournament. Mayu Watanabe and Sakura Miyawaki are the centers for this song. This is Watanabe's third consecutive center. This single had 32 selected members and Ryoka Oshima, Saya Kawamoto, Miru Shiroma, Ikumi Nakano, Mion Mukaichi, Tomu Muto and Madoka Moriyasu were selected for the first time. AKB 48 graduates Tomomi Itano, Yuko Oshima, Mariko Shinoda and Atsuko Maeda participated in the single's MV as guests. According to Oricon, the CD single sold 1,130,312 copies in the first week. (Wikipedia)
Blank Space - Taylor Swift  1 week No.1  week 51, 2014
Label: Big Machine - Writers: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback - Producers: Max Martin, Shellback 

Only few weeks after "Shake It Off", Taylor Swift landed another global no.1 with "Blank Space". The song was released on November 10, 2014 as the second single from her album 1989 (2014). Musically, it's a minimalist electropop song with lyrics that satirize the media's perception of Swift and her relationships. It makes fun of Swift's recent exposure in the media about her dating life, portraying herself as "an overly attached man-eater who dates for songwriting material". "Blank Space" was a critical and commercial success, having reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 following "Shake It Off". Swift became the first woman in the Hot 100's 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. The song has also topped charts in Canada, Australia, and Finland. (Wikipedia)
Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars  16 weeks No.1  between week 52, 2014 and week 16, 2015
Label: RCA - Writers: Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence - Producers: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Jeff Bhasker

"Uptown Funk!" by British producer Mark Ronson, with guest vocals by Bruno Mars, was released on 10 November 2014 and it's the lead single for Ronson's fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). The song is heavily influenced by the "Minneapolis sound" of the early 80s and by funk artists and their songs, including James Brown's "Living in America", Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", Zapp's "More Bounce To The Ounce", One Way's "Cutie Pie", The Gap Band's "Oops Up Side Your Head", Earth, Wind & Fire's "Getaway", The Sequence's "Funk You Up", The Sugarhill Gang's "Apache", George Kranz's "Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)" and The Time's "Cool". "Uptown Funk!" was a huge commercial success, spending thirteen weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, seven weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including France, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, and New Zealand. It's the biggest hit of the year 2015 worldwide and got a total of 13.969.000 points on the Global Chart. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

2015

Green Flash - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 12, 2015
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Green Flash" is the 39th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48, released in Japan on March 4, 2015. It's a medium-tempo track, with Minami Takahashi and Sayaka Yamamoto rapping in the song. It was first revealed during the group's Request Hour 2015 concert. The single sold 860.269 copies on the first day. It sold 1,001,393 copies in its first week, achieving number one on Oricon's Weekly Charts. This single is the 20th consecutive million seller single, and the 21st overall. It's also the 26th consecutive one that topped Oricon's charts, breaking Ayumi Hamasaki's record of 25 consecutive singles. Yuki Kashiwagi and Haruna Kojima are the center performers for this single. This is Kashiwagi's first time being a center performer since her debut nine years ago. (Wikipedia)
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth  10 weeks No.1  between week 17, 2015 and week 27, 2015
Label: Atlantic - Writers: DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, Andrew Cedar - Producers: DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Andrew Cedar

"See You Again" was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 and was released on March 17, 2015, as the soundtrack's lead single. The song was written in memory of Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. Because the filming of Furious 7 was underway, Paul's brothers offered to step in so the movie could be completed. "See You Again" was a global commercial success, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks, tying Eminem's "Lose Yourself" for the longest-running rap number-one hit in the country, and in the United Kingdom on the UK Singles Chart for two consecutive weeks. It also reached number one in several other countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland. With a total of 8.150.000 points it landed at no.3 on the countdown chart 2015. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Bokutachi Wa Tatakawanai - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 23, 2015
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto, Yo Hey - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Bokutachi Wa Tatakawanai" ("We Won't Fight") is the 20th global number one smash for the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. It was released in Japan on May 20, 2015. Haruka Shimazaki is the center of the song, her third appearance as center, her first being the janken single "Eien Pressure" and her second four-center single "Sayonara Crawl". It is also the last AKB48 single with member Rina Kawaei, who announced her graduation from the group, as well as the last A-Side with Rena Matsui, who announced her graduation on June 10. The single sold massive 1,472,375 copies on the first day and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart with 1,673,211 copies. (Wikipedia)
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - Omi  4 weeks No.1  between week 28, 2015 and week 31, 2015
Label: Ultra Records - Writers:
Omar Samuel Pasley, Clifton Dillon, Mark Bradford, Ryan Dillon - Producers: Omar Samuel Pasley, Clifton Dillon, Felix Jaehn

Omar Samuel Pasley, a.k.a. OMI began developing "Cheerleader" in 2008, when he created its melody. It was refined over several years alongside famed Jamaican producer Clifton Dillon. It was first recorded with veteran session musicians Sly and Robbie and Dean Fraser. Released as a single on independent label Oufah, the song saw success in Jamaica, where it topped the charts, and also attracted airplay in Hawaii and Dubai. The song's lyrics depict a romantic companion as a support system. Hoping to connect the song to a wider audience, OMI signed to U.S. dance label Ultra Records in 2013. Ultra contacted the young German DJ Felix Jaehn to produce a remix version. He eschewed much of the song's original instrumentation for a tropical-flavored deep house rendition, prominently featuring a trumpet, a conga beat, and piano. This remix was released on May 19, 2014 and became a massive global success, reached number one in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Germany. On the year-end chart 2015 "Cheerleader" ranked at the vice-position with 8.214.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Taiyô Knock - Nogizaka 46  1 week No.1  week 32, 2015
Label: Sony Music - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Taiyô Knock" was the first global number one success for the Japanese female idol group Nogizaka 46, the first band to be labelled as the 'official rival' to AKB 48. Nogizaka46 was named after the place where the SME Nogizaka Building, which houses Sony Music Japan’s office, is located in. Their producer Yasushi Akimoto also said that the number "46" was chosen as a direct challenge to AKB 48. "Taiyô Knock" is the group's 12th single and was released on July 22, 2015. In its first week at retail it sold 609,202 copies in Japan, according to Oricon. The Japanese television drama series Hatsumori Bemars uses the song as the theme song. (Wikipedia)
Drag Me Down - One Direction  1 week No.1  week 33, 2015
Label: Syco Music - Writer:
Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan - Producers: Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

"Drag Me Down" is the lead single from One Direction's fifth studio album, Made In The A.M. (2015). The song was released worldwide on 31 July 2015 and was the first global number one for the British-Irish boyband. And it marked their first single since Zayn Malik's departure in March 2015. "Drag Me Down" became an instant hit, debuting at the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand upon its release. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart it debuted at number three. The video was filmed in Houston, Texas on August 7, 2015 and was directed by Ben and Gabe Turner. It features the boy band at the NASA Johnson Space Center (Wikipedia)

Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd  3 weeks No.1  between week 34, 2015 and week 36, 2015
Label: Republic - Writers:
Ali Payami, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Abel Tesfaye, Peter Svensson - Producers: Max Martin, Ali Payami

"Can't Feel My Face" is taken from Canadian singer The Weeknd's second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). The song was released on 8 June 2015 as the third single from the album. Critics favorably reviewed "Can't Feel My Face", comparing it to the works of Michael Jackson. It peaked at number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100 – apart from its widespread domestic success, the single has also peaked at number one in New Zealand, Denmark, Ireland and South Africa, and was a top-three hit in many other territories, such as Australia, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom. The accompanying music video, directed by Grant Singer, was released on 28 July 2015 on Apple Music. It begins with The Weeknd singing in a bar to an unimpressed audience until a man arrives and sets him on fire. The crowd including his love interest then stands up and starts to dance. The video ends when The Weeknd runs out of the bar, still burning. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Halloween Night - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 37, 2015
Label: King Records - Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Yoshimasa Inoue - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Halloween Night" is the 41st single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. It was released in Japan on August 26, 2015. It went to number one on the Oricon Singles Chart, with 1,277,761 copies sold in the first week. "Halloween Night" is done in a dark disco style, as opposed to the brightness of "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" (the girl group's election single of 2 years ago). The member lineup for the title track was determined by the results from the annual election held by AKB 48 and its several sister groups (in 2015 it was called "AKB 48 41st Single Senbatsu General Election"). Rino Sashihara, having won the election, serves as the choreography center in the song. (Wikipedia)
What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber  7 weeks No.1  between week 38, 2015 and week 44, 2015
Label: Def Jam - Writers:
Justin Bieber, Jason 'Poo Bear' Boyd, Mason Levy - Producers: Justin Bieber, MdL

"What Do You Mean?" was recorded for Justin Bieber's fourth studio album Purpose and released on August 28, 2015, as the album's lead single. It is a pop and tropical house-inspired song. Bieber uses a breathy vocal. The production contains flute instrumentation, piano chords, tropical synths, bass and "slick beat" elements with the sound of a clock ticking. The track topped the charts in many countries, including in his home country Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand. (Wikipedia)

Hello - Adele  13 weeks No.1  between week 45, 2015 and week 4, 2016
Label: XL Recordings - Writers:
Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin - Producer: Greg Kurstin

"Hello" was released on 23 October 2015 as the lead single from Adele's third studio album, 25. It's a piano ballad with soul influences, and lyrics that discuss themes of nostalgia and regret. "Hello" attained huge international commercial success reaching number one in almost all countries of the world and breaking several records. In the USA for example it becoming the first song with over a million digital sales in a week. On the Global Chart it debuted with sensational 1,531,000 points, the biggest weekly frame since 18 years and the third biggest of all time, after Elton John's 'Candle In The Wind 1997' and USA For Africa's 'We Are The World'. The accompanying music video was directed by Xavier Dolan and co-stars Adele and Tristan Wilds. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

2016

Love Yourself - Justin Bieber  3 weeks No.1  between week 5, 2016 and week 8, 2016
Label: Def Jam - Writers:
Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin - Producer: Benny Blanco

"Love Yourself" is the third single and the second number one smash from Justin Bieber's fourth studio album Purpose and was released on November 9, 2015. For several weeks all three singles (incl. "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry") ranked in the top five of the Global Track Chart simultaneously. "Love Yourself" is a sparingly instrumented ballad about a broken relationship. It went to No.1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, Ireland, and Denmark. In Germany the song stranded at no.3, in France at no.4. (Media Traffic)

Pillowtalk - Zayn  1 week No.1  week 6, 2016
Labels: Syco Music / RCA - Writers: Zayn Malik, Anthony Hannides, Michael Hannides, Levi Lennox, Joe Garrett
- Producer: Levi Lennox

"Pillowtalk" is the lead single from Zayn's debut solo studio album Mind Of Mine and was released on January 29, 2016 as the first work after he left One Direction in 2015. It's a R&B slow jam song, the lyrics discuss the way that love and passion can turn abruptly into recklessness. Its music video was directed by Bouha Kazmi. American model Gigi Hadid and Zayn appear in the clip, which features retro graphics, kaleidoscopic and shattered-mirror effects. "Pillowtalk" debuted at no.1 in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Work - Rihanna feat. Drake  3 weeks No.1  between week 9, 2016 and week 11, 2016
Label: Roc Nation - Writers:
Jahron Braithwaite, Matthew Samuels, Allan Ritter, Rupert Thomas, Aubrey Graham, Robyn Fenty, Monte Moir - Producers: Boi-1da, Kuk Harrell

"Work" is the leading single from Rihanna's eighth studio album Anti. Featuring guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released on January 27, 2016. The dancehall and reggae-pop tune, contains an interpolation of "If You Were Here Tonight" (1985) performed by Alexander O'Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships. "Work" reached the top position in the United States, Canada, France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark, in United Kingdom it went to the vice-position. (Wikipedia)

Kimi Wa Melody - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 12, 2016
Label: King Records - Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Yuuichi Nonaka - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Kimi Wa Melody" is the 43st single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. It marks the 10th annual anniversary of the group, and was released in Japan on March 9, 2016. The song sold 1,133,179 copies on release day alone (1,247,891 in the whole week) and topping the weekly sales of the previous single "Kuchibiru Ni Be My Baby" which went only at no.2 globally, because of the huge success of Adele's smash *Hello*. "Kimi Wa Melody" is the 30th single from AKB 48, which reach the 1st place in the Oricon Single Chart, and the 24th single to sell over a million copies in a week. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
7 Years - Lukas Graham  5 weeks No.1  between week 13, 2016 and week 17, 2016
Label: Warner Bros. - Writers: Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, Morten Pilegaard - Producers: Future Animals, Pilo

"7 Years" from the soul-pop band Lukas Graham is the first song from Denmark in the music history, which reached the no.1 position of the Global Chart. It was released on September 18, 2015. Frontman Lukas Forchhammer described "7 Years" as a song about his life so far and what he hopes to achieve in the future. He said that the reason the lyrics go as far as the age of 60 is because his father died at 61 and he needed to pass it to believe it. "7 Years" reached number one in United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Denmark (of course), Austria, Ireland, New Zealand and landed shy behind at no.2 in the United States. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Purple Rain - Prince  1 week No.1  week 18, 2016
Label: Warner Bros. - Writer: Prince Rogers Nelson - Producer: Prince & The Revolution

Triggered by the sudden death of the music legend Prince, his signature song "Purple Rain" rose finally to the top position of the Global Chart, 32 years after its release. In 1984 the title song from his most successful album was ten weeks inside the Global Top 10 and went to no.3. "Purple Rain" was recorded during a benefit concert for the Minnesota Dance Theatre at the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis on August 3, 1983 and was released as a single on September 26, 1984. The song is a combination of rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music... an exuberant, lavish hymn. Prince explained the meaning of "Purple Rain" as follows: "When there's blood in the sky - red and blue = purple... purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith / god guide you through the purple rain. The phrase "Purple Rain" appeared in the lyrics of an earlier, 1972 song: "Ventura Highway" by the rock band America, a Top 10 hit in the United States. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

One Dance - Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla  1 week No.1  week 19, 2016
Label: Cash Money - Writers: Aubrey Drake Graham, Paul Jefferies, Noah Shebib, Logan Sama, Kyla Smith, Luke Reid - Producers: Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, WizKid

"One Dance" taken from Drake's fourth studio album Views and was released on April 5, 2016. The very sparingly instrumented Dancehall / Afrobeat song features guest vocals from Nigerian Afrobeat artist WizKid and British singer Kyla. Especially due the massive streaming, "One Dance" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for impressive 10 weeks, in United Kingdom even for 15 weeks, making it the joint-second longest consecutive number one in the country to this date. Enough to made the biggest smash 2016 in that country. On the global year-end chart it reached no.3 with 8.150.000 points. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake  10 weeks No.1  between week 20, 2016 and week 30, 2016
Labels: DreamWorks / RCA - Writers: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback - Producers: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback

"Can't Stop The Feeling!", released on May 6, 2016, is a song from the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which Justin Timberlake served as the executive music producer. Musically, it's an uptempo Disco-/Soulpop number with Funk influences. Timberlake gave his first televised performance of "Can't Stop The Feeling!" during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16 and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be, it was followed by a number of fan-made videos. The good-mood song shot to the top positions in almost all countries and was the biggest smash globally in 2016 with 8,575,000 points on the year-end chart. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Tsubasa Wa Iranai - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 24, 2016
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

Released on June 1, 2016, "Tsubasa Wa Iranai" is a typically summer single of the Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48, every year released in the same calender week and normally the best selling smash of every year for that girl group. "Tsubasa Wa Iranai" sold 1,441,000 copies in its first week at retail and a total of 1,519,387 copies till the end of the year, according to Oricon. So it was also the overall best-selling single in Japan for 2016. (Media Traffic)
Cold Water - Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & Mø  3 weeks No.1  between week 31, 2016 and week 34, 2016
Labels: Because Music / Def Jam - Writers: Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin, Karen Marie Ørsted, Justin Bieber - Producers: Major Lazer, Benny Blanco, Jr. Blender, King Henry

"Cold Water" is a song recorded as the lead single of Major Lazer's fourth studio album Music Is The Weapon. It was released on July 22, 2016 and featuring vocals from Canadian beau Justin Bieber and Danish singer Mø. "Cold Water", a mid-tempo song, includes dancehall and euro club music influences, with vibrant electronic chords, costal beats and acoustic guitars. In the United States it went to no.2, but in many other countries it rose to the top position, like in United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Ireland. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Hadashi De Summer - Nogizaka 46  1 week No.1  week 32, 2016
Label: Sony Music - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Hadashi De Summer", released on July 27, 2016, is the 15th single and the second global number one by the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka 46. The song sold 728,189 copies in its initial week in Japan, according to Oricon. The single was released in five versions. The music video, directed by Takeshi Maruyama, was shot in Nago and Ginoza in Okinawa Prefecture. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey  11 weeks No.1  between week 35, 2016 and week 46, 2016
Label: Columbia - Writers: Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade, Joe King - Producers: The Chainsmokers

"Closer" was released on July 29, 2016. Musically it's an EDM and dance-pop song with a retro style synthesizer in the chorus. For both, the DJ duo Chainsmokers and the American singer Halsey, it was the first number one on the Global Chart... and also in the United States, where the song held the top spot for impressive 12 weeks. According to Andrew Taggart (one half of The Chainsmokers), the track was inspired by the Blink 182 song "I Miss You", which the duo were listening to on repeat and is referenced in the song. Besides the United States "Closer" jumped also atop the charts in United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Norway and New Zealand. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Love Trip - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 37, 2016
Label: King Records - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Love Trip" is the 45th single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB 48. It was released on August 31, 2016. "Love Trip" found 1,177,769 buyers in its first week at retail, according to Oricon and became the band's 24th number one on Media Traffic's Track Chart. At this point the sensational multi-member casting act had more global number one hits than any other act in the music history. (Media Traffic)
Sayonara No Imi - Nogizaka 46  1 week No.1  week 47, 2016
Label: Sony Music - Writer: Yasushi Akimoto - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"Sayonara No Imi" is the third global number smash for the Japanese girlie outfit, released on November 9, 2016. It sold 872,717 copies in the start week, according to Oricon and is the group's first million single certified by the Recording Industy Association of Japan. The music video for the song was taken in Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefecture, directed by Shô Yanagisawa, known for the director of Shiseido and Pokémon Go commercial film. (Wikipedia)
High Tension - AKB 48  1 week No.1  week 48, 2016
Label: King Records - Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Satori Shiraishi, Hiroshi Sasaki - Producer: Yasushi Akimoto

"High Tension" was released on November 16, 2016 as the group's 46th single. With this song AKB 48 landed their 25th global number one smash. According to Oricon, the song moved 1,180,047 copies in its initial week. This is the final single from Haruka Shimazaki, who will graduate from the group in late December, so she will be the center on this single. The title song is used as the theme song of their drama Cabasuka Gakuen, premiered on October 30, 2016. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)
Starboy - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk  4 weeks No.1  between week 49, 2016 and week 52, 2016
Label: Republic - Writers: Abel Tesfaye. Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter, Martin McKinney - Producers: Daft Punk, Cirkut, Doc McKinney, The Weeknd

"Starboy" is the title track and first lift-off from The Weeknd's third studio album. It features French electronic duo Daft Punk and was released on September 21, 2016. It's an R&B and electropop song with lyrics that contain themes of extravagance of a celebrity life. "Starboy" went to number one in several countries like the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, and Portugal. The 'pulp-horror inspired' music video for the song was directed by frequent collaborator Grant Singer, who directed The Weeknd's previous music videos for "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills". (Wikipedia)

2017

24k Magic - Bruno Mars  2 weeks No.1  between week 1, 2017 and week 2, 2017
Label: Atlantic - Writers: Bruno Mars, Christopher Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence
- Producers: Shampoo Press & Curl, The Stereotypes

"24k Magic" served as the lead single and title track of his third studio album and was released on October 7, 2016. It's a 'synth-heavy', retro funk, disco and contemporary R&B song, influenced by hip-hop. It starts with a talk box intro, performed by Mr.Talkbox, which was compared by Hugh McIntyre from Forbes to Tupac Shakur's "California Love", a sound developed by Roger & Zapp in the late 1970s and early '80s. The prominent synthesizer riff from "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five resembles the one in "24k Magic". The song went to number 4 in the United States, no.3 in Canada, no.5 in United Kingdom, and even no.1 in France and New Zealand. (Wikipedia)

Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran  16 week No.1  between week 3, 2017 and week 18, 2017
Labels: Asylum / Atlantic - Writers: Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Kevin Briggs
- Producers: Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac

"Shape Of You" was released as a digital download on January 6, 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album Divide, along with "Castle On The Hill". The dancehall-infused pop song started with massive 727,000 points and got in each of its 16 weeks at number one more than 400,000 points. It's the first song in history, which was more than 10 weeks at number one in all important markets: in the United States 12 weeks, United Kingdom 14 weeks, Germany 15 weeks, France 15 weeks, Australia 15 weeks, and Canada 16 weeks. "Shape Of You" reached the top position in the official charts of more than 30 countries. The video was starring American dancer and model Jennie Pegouskie and retired professional sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryûta. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)

Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber  17 weeks No.1  between week 19, 2017 and week 35, 2017
Label: Universal - Writers: Luis Rodríguez, Erika Ender, Ramón Ayala
- Producers: Andrés Torres, Mauricio Rengifo

"Despacito" (English "Slowly") was released on January 12, 2017. It's the second most successful song of all time in Spanish language after "Macarena" by Los Del Rio (1996). The reggaetón smash with lyrics about having a sexual relationship, performed in a smooth and romantic way, went to number one in almost all countries around the globe and similar to "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran, the song reached more than 400,000 points in 16 consecutive weeks. The music video shows Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoria. (Wikipedia, Media Traffic)