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28 January 2021 -- Top 10 Songs of the Week -- Chart 1090
This Week Song Artist
1 What's Going On Marvin Gaye
2 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations
3 Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
4 Cry Baby Janis Joplin
5 Eighteen Alice Cooper
6 Mercedes Benz Janis Joplin
7 Move Over Janis Joplin
8 Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box Twink
9 Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner
10 Mother John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Top10songs ranks the top songs of the week, month, and year 50 years ago, beginning in 1969. A song may be great for any number of reasons; emotion, melody and longevity can all make a great song. A song may be popular at one time and not at another – likes and preferences in music change throughout the lifetime of songs, and throughout the lifetime of people. Popular songs are vast and diverse, and tastes are subjective. You know when you hear a song for the first time and the sights, sounds, and feelings of that moment stay with you? Songs included here may or may not have been popular hits – but all have elements that make them great songs. The chart entry date of a song is determined by its year of release.

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From July 2004 to December 2013, the 10 most popular songs were ranked based on the top downloaded songs from online music retailers. As one of the first websites to chart paid digital downloads, Top10songs began including streaming to determine weekly, monthly and yearly chart rankings from January 2014 to August 2018. From September 2018 to February 2019, the top 10 songs were ranked based on the 10 most influential songs of the week. Charts have been compiled using global data since 2004.