Top 300 Most Popular English Songs of All Time

Updated on November 11, 2018
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Diana has been writing on Spinditty for over 2 years. She is a K-pop enthusiast with a deep love for Korean culture.

This list covers the top 300 most popular, liked, and best English songs of all time. These hits have catchy melodies, clever lyrics, or a certain something that makes you love them and push that "repeat" button again and again!

Top 300 Most Popular English Songs of All Time
Top 300 Most Popular English Songs of All Time

Top 10 Most Popular English Songs of All Time

  1. “See You Again” by Wiz Knalifa ft. Charlie Puth
  2. “Sorry” by Justin Bieber
  3. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  4. “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
  5. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  6. “Lean On” by Major Lazer & Dj Shake ft. Mo
  7. “Hello” by Adele
  8. “Roar” by Kary Perry
  9. “Sugar” by Maroon 5
  10. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

290 More Popular English Songs of All Time

  • “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
  • “Counting Stars” by Onerepublic
  • “Baby” by Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris
  • “Chandelier” by Sia
  • “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Work From Home” by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
  • “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
  • “Let Her Go” by Passenger
  • “Waka Waka” (This Time for Afraka) by Shakira
  • “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink
  • “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem ft. Rihanna
  • “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
  • “Party Rock Anthem” by Lmfao ft. Lauren Bennett, Goonrock
  • “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
  • “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento
  • “Rude” by Magic!
  • “Hotline Bling” by Drake
  • “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

  • “Summer” by Calvin Harris
  • “Burn” by Ellie Goulding
  • “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
  • “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars
  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
  • “Trift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
  • “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • “The Hills” by The Weeknd
  • “Hey Mama” by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
  • “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples
  • “Faded” by Alan Walker
  • “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
  • “Diamonds” by Rihanna
  • “Animals” by Martin Garrix
  • “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Japsen
  • “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  • “Tibmer” by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  • “Not Afraid” by Eminem
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I. F.)” by Katy Perry

  • “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots
  • “Firework” by Katy Perry
  • “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  • “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye ft. Kimbra
  • “Where Are U Now” by Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber
  • “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  • “Work” by Rihanna ft. Drake
  • “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  • “Someone Like You” by Adele
  • “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
  • “I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith
  • “Break Free” by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd
  • “La La La” by Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith
  • “La La La” by Shakira ft. Carlinhos Brown
  • “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
  • “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
  • “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” by (Seeb Remix) Mike Posner
  • “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul
  • “Elastic Heart” by Sia ft. Shia Labeouf & Maddie Ziegler

  • “Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira ft. Rihanna
  • “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez
  • “Rain Over Me” by Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony
  • “Wiggle” by Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg
  • “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” by The weeknd
  • “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
  • “Play Hard” by David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo, Akon
  • “Starboy” by The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
  • “Beauty And A Beat” by Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj
  • “I’m an Albatraoz” by Aponchupa
  • “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
  • “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” by Omi
  • “Pillowtalk” by ZAYN
  • “Cold Water” by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & Mo
  • “Hymn For The Weekend” by Coldplay
  • “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
  • “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

  • “Paradise” by Coldplay
  • “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots
  • “Focus” by Ariana Grande
  • “23” by Mike Will Made-It ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Knalifa, Juicy J
  • “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj
  • “Titanium” by David Guetta ft. Sia
  • “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis
  • “Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink ft. Nate Ruess
  • “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
  • “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber ft. Jaden Smith
  • “Turn Down For What” by Dj Shake, Lil Jon
  • “Bad” by David Guetta & Showtek ft. Vassy
  • “Royals” by Lorde
  • “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
  • “I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
  • “Loyal” by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
  • “One More Night” by Maroon 5
  • “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry
  • “Grenade” by Bruno Mars

  • “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber
  • “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
  • “What’s My Name?” by Rihanna ft. Drake
  • “Scream & Shout” by Will.I.Am ft. Britney Spears
  • “Stay” by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
  • “Drag Me Down” by One Direction
  • “Only Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna
  • “International Love” by Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
  • “This Is How We Do” by Katy Perry
  • “Part Of Me” by Katy Perry
  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  • “Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Story of My Life” by One Direction
  • “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyonce
  • “Blame” by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman
  • “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry
  • “Price Tag” by Jessie J ft. B.O.B.
  • “Bangrang” by Skrillex ft. Sirah
  • “Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift
  • “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap

  • “No Type” by Rae Sremmurd
  • “Chop Suey!” by System of a Down
  • “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction
  • “One Thing” by One Direction
  • “Post To Be” by Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
  • “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez
  • “Let It Go” by Demo Lovato
  • “Russian Roulette” by Rihanna
  • “One Time” by Justin Bieber
  • “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
  • “Love Me Again” by John Newman
  • “Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix)” by Tove Lo
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
  • “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
  • “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
  • “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
  • “When I’m Gone” by Eminem
  • “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
  • “7 Years” by Lukas Graham
  • “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry

  • “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Zombie” by The Cranberries
  • “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell
  • “Numb” by Linkin Park
  • “#selfie” by The Chainsmokers
  • “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
  • “Halo” by Beyonce
  • “The Monster” by Eminem ft. Rihanna
  • “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor
  • “Man Down” by Rihanna
  • “Style” by Taylor Swift
  • “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
  • “We Are Young” by Fun. Ft. Janelle Monae
  • “The Heart Wants What It Wants” by Selena Gomez
  • “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars
  • “Locked Away” by R. City ft. Adam Levine
  • “Love Me Harder" by Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd
  • “Lush Life” by Zara Larsson
  • “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars
  • “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
  • “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
  • “Into You” by Ariana Grande
  • “E.T.” by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
  • “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
  • “Mirror” by Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato
  • “Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Rap God” by Eminem
  • “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane
  • “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Without Me” by Eminem
  • “Ain’t Your Mama” by Jennifer Lopez
  • “Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)” by Lilly Wood & The Prick And Robin Schulz
  • “No” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Get low” by Dillon Francis ft. Dj Shake

  • “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
  • “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
  • “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin
  • “Animals” by Maroon 5
  • “22” by Taylor Swift
  • “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce ft. Jay Z
  • “Rude Boy” by Rihanna
  • “Firestone” by Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  • “7/11” by Beyonce
  • “Outside” by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
  • “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez & The Scene
  • “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga
  • “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots
  • “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Let Me Love You” by Dj Snake ft. Justin Bieber
  • “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  • “Whistle” by Flo Rida
  • “Payphone” by Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
  • “Axel F” by Crazy Frog

  • “The Greatest” by Sia
  • “Pompeii” by Bastille
  • “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth
  • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  • “Kiss You” by One Direction
  • “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
  • “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida ft. Sia
  • “Where Have You Been” by Rihanna
  • “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey
  • “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chains
  • “Take On Me” by A-Ha
  • “California Girls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg
  • “Sorry For Party Rocking” by LMFAO
  • “Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne. Busta Rhymes
  • “Take Me To Church” by Hozier
  • “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne
  • “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
  • “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean
  • “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5
  • “Somebody to Love” (Remix) by Justin Bieber ft. Usher

  • “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
  • “Hideaway” by Kiesza
  • “Wind Of Change” by Scorpions
  • “Four Five Seconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul Mccartney
  • “Airplanes” by B.O.B. Hayley Williams of Paramore
  • “Sucker for Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/Logic &Ty Dolla $ign ft. x Ambassadors
  • “Tremor” by Dmitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike
  • “My Immortal” by Evanescence
  • “Good For You” by Selena Gomez
  • “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
  • “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry
  • “Maps” by Maroon 5
  • “The Time” (Dirty Bit) by The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele
  • “Don’t Cry” by Guns n’ Roses
  • “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce
  • “Barbie Girl” by Aqua
  • “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
  • “I’ll show You” by Justin Bieber
  • “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg

  • “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” by One Direction
  • “Flashlight” by Jessie J
  • “Toulouse” by Nicky Romero
  • “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz
  • “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
  • “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna
  • “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha
  • “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
  • “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence
  • “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
  • “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Company” by Justin Bieber
  • “Alone” by Marshmello
  • “Want to Want Me” by Jason Derulo
  • “Treasure” by Bruno Mars
  • “Cups” by Anna Kendrick
  • “Kill Em With Kindness” by Selena Gomez
  • “Say Something” by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
  • “Dilemma” by Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland

  • “Young, Wild and Free” by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars
  • “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Bonbon” by Era Istrefi
  • “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex
  • “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele
  • “Always” by Bon Jovi
  • “Tsunami ” (Original Mix) by Dvbbs & Borgeous
  • “Started from the Bottom” by Drake
  • “Californication” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
  • “Beautiful” by Eminem
  • “Perfect” by One Direction
  • “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent ft. Olivia
  • “Low Life” by Future ft. Weeknd
  • “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
  • “Never Forget You” by Zara Larsson ft. Mnek
  • “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Born to Die” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities
  • “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “Umbrella” by Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

  • “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M.
  • “Hot N*gga” by Bobby Shmurda
  • “They Don’t Care About Us” (Brazil Version) by Michael Jackson
  • “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Or Nah” by Ty Dolla $ign ft. the Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa & Dj Mustard
  • “You & I” by One Direction
  • “Sugar” by Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates
  • “Hookah” by Tyga ft. Young Thug
  • “Turn Me On” by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj

Since there are so many great English hits, it's very likely that many of them haven't been included in this top 300 list. Especially it's hard to catch up when numerous new great songs are released every month!

I hope you liked the list! Feel free to leave comments!

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 months ago from UK

      I wondered how you decided which songs to include in this list. Which stats did you use? I would not know where to start in compiling such a list.

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