McCartney wrote this song in response to music critics who believed his songs were too sappy. He told Billboard "'Aw, he sings love songs, he writes love songs, he's so soppy at times.' I thought, Well, I know what they mean, but, people have been doing love songs forever. I like 'em, other people like 'em, and there's a lot of people I love -- I'm lucky enough to have that in my life. So the idea was that 'you' may call them silly, but what's wrong with that?"
"As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realize there's nothin' left." With that opening line, "Gangsta's Paradise" would go down in rap history as a huge crossover hit.
The most famous version of this song, the Bayside Boys remix, isn't the original version. Los del Rio originally recorded the song in all Spanish. A radio DJ heard the song, brought it to a record label, and a songwriter added English lyrics — the rest is history.
"Hanging by a Moment" was Lifehouse's debut single from their very first album "No Name Face." 2000 and 2001 consecutively had the top song of the year never reach number one, the second and third time this ever happened in Billboard history.
16 years after the Nickelback song was released, it's still circulating pop culture. The March 10, 2018 episode of "SNL," hosted by " This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown, featured an absurd sketch starring a dying old woman who loves Nickelback, singing "How You Remind Me."
"Boom Boom Pow" was the lead single of the group's first album in four years, "The E.N.D." It was also their first number one in the US, kicking off a year of total domination from the Black Eyed Peas.
"Love Yourself" was Bieber's third consecutive number one single from his 2015 album "Purpose," after "What Do You Mean?" and "Sorry." The song was written by Ed Sheeran, who appears as an artist himself elsewhere on this list.