Haddaway’s “What Is Love” is the one-hit wonder that keeps hitting home

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that concept has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Haddaway’s “What Is Love,” which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100

Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” propelled James Bond into the modern world

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines an album or single that went to No. 1 on the charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

New Radicals’ only hit, “You Get What You Give,” was secretly influential

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give” which spent one week at No. 1 on the Canadian RPM singles chart on

With “West End Girls,” Pet Shop Boys set a high standard for U.K. hip-hop

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls,” which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on May 10,

“The Power Of Love” gave Huey Lewis And The News pop culture immortality

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Huey Lewis And The News’ “The Power Of Love,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard

Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” is creepier and sadder than you think

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone,” which became the first song to ever debut at No. 1 on

With “Sex And Candy,” Marcy Playground turned disco gibberish into alternative gold

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Marcy Playground’s “Sex And Candy,” which spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock

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