Top 100 Rock And Pop Crossover Songs

Some like pop. Some like rock. Some like both. These are rock and pop crossover songs. I took the overall popularity of each of these songs that made both the Pop Top 30 and the Rock Top 30 and combined them. Here is the overall top 100 rock-pop crossover songs since 1980. If you listen to rock or pop, you’ll probably know all of these songs.

The number one song holds so many records, including being the biggest crossover hit of all time. Here is the “long version.”

The red number is the rock peak. Scroll over it to see the exact date. The blue number is the pop peak. Click either peak to see the actual weekly song chart. The date is the year the song peaked on the rock chart.

1 Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd 1 1 1979
2 Every Breath You Take The Police 1 1 1983
3 In The End Linkin Park 1 1 2001
4 Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi 1 1 1987
5 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 1 1 1980
6 Jump Van Halen 1 1 1984

How come the top songs look so much like the Rock Top 200 Songs Of The 1980’s?
Rock was hugely popular on pop radio in those days.  Every Breath You Take, Jump and Livin’ On A Prayer were the top songs of the year in both categories. 35 percent of pop hits were rock crossovers in 1980. By 1990, that dropped to 28 percent, 2000 to 23 percent, and 2010 bottoming-out at a mere one percent!  So it’s true. 80’s rock was much more likely to cross over. Fortunately for rock fans, crossovers have returned, making up 16 percent of 2013 pop songs. Two 2013 songs made the list. I hope in the future, we see more again.

7 Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers 1 1 1992
8 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes 1 1 1983
9 Iris Goo Goo Dolls 1 1 1998
10 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel 1 1 1986
11 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 1 1 1985
12 Paralyzer Finger Eleven 1 4 2007
13 Kryptonite 3 Doors Down 1 1 2000
14 How You Remind Me Nickelback 1 1 2001
15 The Reason Hoobastank 1 1 2004
16 Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye Featuring Kimbra 1 1 2012
17 When I Come Around Green Day 1 1 1995
18 Numb Linkin Park 1 1 2003
19 Every Morning Sugar Ray 1 1 1999
20 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Green Day 1 1 2004
21 Name Goo Goo Dolls 1 1 1995
22 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 1 1 1984
23 Better Man Pearl Jam 1 1 1994
24 Kyrie Mr. Mister 1 1 1986
25 Radioactive Imagine Dragons 1 1 2012
26 I Still Haven’t Found What
I’m Looking For
U2 1 1 1987
27 Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind 1 1 1997
28 One Headlight The Wallflowers 1 1 1997
29 Headstrong Trapt 1 2 2003
30 Demons Imagine Dragons 1 1 2013
31 It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me Billy Joel 1 1 1980
32 Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People 1 1 2011
33 With Arms Wide Open Creed 1 1 2000
34 Alone Heart 1 1 1987
35 Animal Neon Trees 1 3 2010
36 Lightning Crashes Live 1 1 1995
37 What It’s Like Everlast 1 5 1998
38 With Or Without You U2 1 1 1987
39 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 1 1 1982
40 Sex And Candy Marcy Playground 1 1 1997
41 When I’m Gone 3 Doors Down 1 1 2002
42 I Write Sins Not Tragedies Panic! At The Disco 1 1 2006
43 Beverly Hills Weezer 1 1 2005
44 Ironic Alanis Morissette 1 1 1996
45 Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down Fall Out Boy 1 1 2005
46 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana 1 3 1991
47 Tubthumping Chumbawamba 1 1 1997
48 Jack & Diane John Cougar 1 1 1982
49 Push Matchbox 20 1 1 1997
50 Use Somebody Kings Of Leon 1 1 2009
51 Lips Of An Angel Hinder 2 1 2006
52 Some Nights Fun. 1 1 2012
53 Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1 1 1985
54 Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon 1 2 1980
55 Talking In Your Sleep The Romantics 1 1 1983
56 All The Small Things Blink 182 1 1 1999
57 Hey Ya! OutKast 2 1 2003
58 Shine Collective Soul 1 3 1994
59 Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand Primitive Radio Gods 1 4 1996
60 Runaway Train Soul Asylum 1 1 1993
61 Losing My Religion R.E.M. 1 2 1991
62 Royals Lorde 1 1 2013
63 3am Matchbox 20 1 2 1997
64 December Collective Soul 1 1 1995
65 Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) Paul McCartney & Wings 1 1 1980
66 Dance, Dance Fall Out Boy 1 1 2005
67 We Are Young Fun. Featuring Janelle Monae 1 1 2012
68 Blurry Puddle Of Mudd 1 2 2001
69 Wasting My Time Default 2 3 2001
70 Mr. Jones Counting Crows 1 1 1994
71 Down Under Men At Work 1 1 1982
72 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring 1 1 1998
73 Hanging By A Moment Lifehouse 1 1 2001
74 It’s Time Imagine Dragons 1 3 2012
75 Don’t Speak No Doubt 3 1 1996
76 Call Me Blondie 2 1 1980
77 Roll With It Steve Winwood 1 1 1988
78 The Flame Cheap Trick 1 1 1988
79 Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance 1 1 2006
80 The Middle Jimmy Eat World 1 2 2002
81 Who’s Crying Now Journey 2 1 1981
82 Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) Train 4 1 2001
83 Photograph Nickelback 1 1 2005
84 You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette 1 1 1995
85 Angel Aerosmith 1 1 1988
86 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 1 1 1981
87 Centerfold The J. Geils Band 1 2 1981
88 Too Close Alex Clare 1 1 2012
89 Zombie The Cranberries 1 1 1994
90 Drive The Cars 1 1 1984
91 Livin’ On The Edge Aerosmith 1 2 1993
92 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones 1 1 1980
93 Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Green Day 1 2 1997
94 Fly Sugar Ray Featuring
Super Cat
1 1 1997
95 Higher Love Steve Winwood 1 1 1986
96 Woman John Lennon 1 1 1981
97 Shadow Of The Day Linkin Park 1 6 2007
98 Counting Blue Cars Dishwalla 1 2 1996
99 Bring Me To Life Evanescence Featuring
Paul McCoy Of 12 Stones
1 1 2003
100 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen 1 1 1980
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