11 Letter Song Names In Essays

"Roar." "Royals." "Radioactive." Notice a common thread among these recent hits? The number of charting songs with one-word titles continues to grow, with single-monikered tracks now making up nearly a third of the Billboard Hot 100 each week. To explore this trend, we've delved into the Hot 100 archives to formulate this chart of the top 50 biggest one-word hits.

Why Hit Songs Now Have One-Word Titles

The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.

  1. 50

    "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr. Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 8/11/1984

  2. 49

    "Believe" - Cher Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 3/13/1999

  3. 48

    "Magic" - Olivia Newton-John Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 8/2/1980

  4. 47

    "Funkytown" - Lipps, Inc. Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/31/1980

  5. 46

    "Twisted" - Keith Sweat Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 8/17/1996

  6. 45

    "Runaway" - Del Shannon Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 4/29/1961

  7. 44

    "Dreamlover" - Mariah Carey Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/11/1993

  8. 43

    "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/15/2010

  9. 42

    "Emotions" - Mariah Carey Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 10/12/1991

  10. 41

    "Still" - Commodores Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 11/17/1979

  11. 40

    "Poison" - Bell Biv Devoe Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 6/9/1990

  12. 39

    "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 3/31/1984

  13. 38

    "Grenade" - Bruno Mars Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/8/2011

  14. 37

    "Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 7/8/2006

  15. 36

    "Reunited" - Peaches & Herb Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/5/1979

  16. 35

    "Escapade" - Janet Jackson Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 3/3/1990

  17. 34

    "Kryptonite" - 3 Doors Down Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date:11/11/2000

  18. 33

    "Unbelievable" - EMF Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 7/20/1991

  19. 32

    "Fantasy" - Mariah Carey Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/30/1995

  20. 31

    "Alone" - Heart Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 7/11/1987

  21. 30

    "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 8/21/2010

  22. 29

    "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 4/13/1968

  23. 28

    "Jump" - Van Halen Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 2/25/1984

  24. 27

    "Lollipop" - Lil Wayne feat. Static Major Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/3/2008

  25. 26

    "Firework" - Katy Perry Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 12/18/2010

  26. 25

    "Vogue" - Madonna Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/19/1990

  27. 24

    "Waterfalls" - TLC Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 7/8/1995

  28. 23

    "Goodies" - Ciara feat. Petey Pablo Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/11/2004

  29. 22

    "Creep" - TLC Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/28/1995

  30. 21

    "Fallin'" - Alicia Keys Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 8/18/2001

  31. 20

    "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 7/6/2013

  32. 19

    "Irreplaceable" - Beyoncé Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 12/16/2006

  33. 18

    "Breathe" - Faith Hill Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 4/22/2000

  34. 17

    "Venus" - Frankie Avalon Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 3/14/1959

  35. 16

    "Faith" - George Michael Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 12/12/1987

  36. 15

    "Burn" - Usher Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/22/2004

  37. 14

    "Maneater" - Daryl Hall & John Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 12/18/1982

  38. 13

    "Foolish" - Ashanti Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 4/20/2002

  39. 12

    "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 10/17/2009

  40. 11

    "Abracadabra" - The Steve Miller Band Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/4/1982

  41. 10

    "Dilemma" - Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 8/17/2002

  42. 9

    "Royals" - Lorde Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 10/12/2013

  43. 8

    "Centerfold" - The J. Geils Band Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 2/6/1982

  44. 7

    "Apologize" - Timbaland feat. OneRepublic Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 11/10/2007

  45. 6

    "Lady" - Kenny Rogers Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 11/15/1980

  46. 5

    "Low" - Flo Ride feat. T-Pain Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/5/2008

  47. 4

    "Yeah!" - Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 2/28/2004

  48. 3

    "Physical" - Olivia Newton-John Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 11/21/1981

  49. 2

    "Macarena" - Los Del Rio Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 8/3/1996

  50. 1

    "Smooth" - Santana feat. Rob Thomas Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 10/23/1999

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band who recorded 108 songs during their career. Between 1969 and 1980, they released eight studio albums, one live album, and sixteen singles. After their breakup, a final studio album, three live albums, nine compilation albums, as well as deluxe editions of the original nine studio albums have been released. The band pioneered the concept of album-oriented rock and often refused to release popular songs as singles,[1] instead viewing their albums as indivisible, complete listening experiences, and disliked labels re-editing their songs for single releases.

In late 1968, they began to record their first album and signed with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Their first album, Led Zeppelin was released in early 1969.[5] The album contained four cover versions and singer Robert Plant originally received no writing credits due to unexpired contractual obligations resulting from his association with CBS Records. Plant received writing credits on later editions of the album.[7] Their second album, Led Zeppelin II, was released later that year in October.[8] Against the band's wishes, the opening track, "Whole Lotta Love", was released as a single in the US. However, the single was a commercial success, selling over one million copies and helped cement the group's popularity. Their third album, Led Zeppelin III, was released a year later in October 1970.[10] The opening track, "Immigrant Song", backed by the band's only non-album single, "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do", was released as a single in the US. Their fourth album was released on in November 1971[13] and was untitled partly due to the rather indifferent response drawn from Led Zeppelin III; the album is commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. A huge critical and commercial success, the album contains some of the band's best-known songs, including "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", "Going to California" and "Stairway to Heaven", referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time, and helping secure the group's popularity.[15]

The band's following albums, Houses of the Holy (1973) and Physical Graffiti (1975), continued their run of critical and commercial success.[17]Houses of the Holy contained a wider range of musical styles, from the ballad "The Rain Song" to the funk-inspired "The Crunge",[18] while Physical Graffiti was a double album that contained new songs as well as unreleased outtakes from previous albums.[19] Their sixth album, Presence, was released in March 1976,[20] and was the slowest-selling studio album by the band until that point, along with receiving mixed reviews from critics.[1] The album's single, "Candy Store Rock", did not chart. Their following album, In Through the Out Door, was released in August 1979.[22] The album's single, "Fool in the Rain", reached number 21 in the US. The album was a commercial success but divided critics and fans, due to its keyboard-heavy sound. The album would prove to be their last as a band, as after drummer John Bonham's death on 25 September 1980, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin decided to disband the group. Their final album, Coda, was released in November 1982.[26] The album is a collection of outtakes from various sessions during the band's career.

Since 1980, the surviving members have sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off reunions, the most successful being the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.[28] After the release of the concert film Celebration Day, Page announced the remastering of the band's discography in the form of deluxe editions.[29] The first wave of albums, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, were released on 2 June 2014.[30] The next two albums, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy, were released on 27 October 2014.[31] The double album, Physical Graffiti, was released on 23 February 2015, almost exactly forty years to the day after the original release.[32] The final three albums, Presence, In Through the Out Door, and Coda, were released on 31 July 2015.[33]

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Jake Holmes' (centre) song "Dazed and Confused" was covered by Led Zeppelin on their first album and was originally credited to Jimmy Page solely. After legal action was taken,[36] Led Zeppelin's version is now credited to "Jimmy Page (inspired by Jake Holmes)".
Led Zeppelin performed Ben E. King's song "We're Gonna Groove" during their early concert tours. A performance from 1970 was released on Coda and the Led Zeppelin DVD.

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