The Billboard 100 is an esteemed music chart that features the most popular songs across all genres. While the chart is often dominated by longer and more complex songs, there are also some surprisingly short hits that have managed to climb the charts. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the shortest songs on Billboard 100 throughout the years.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the Billboard 100’s shortest songs.
First on our list is “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” by Pikotaro, a quirky song that went viral in 2016 and managed to climb the charts around the world. At just 45 seconds long, this song is essentially a series of random phrases strung together, but it’s catchy and fun to sing along to.
Next up is “Little Boxes” by The Womenfolk, a folk song that packs a powerful message about conformity and the dangers of suburban life in just over a minute and two seconds. Originally written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, it was made famous by the TV show “Weeds” in the 2000s, but the original version by The Womenfolk was a hit in the 1960s.
The Beatles’ “Her Majesty” is also one of the shortest songs to ever make the Billboard 100 at just 23 seconds long. Originally intended to be part of the “Abbey Road” medley, it was later removed and tacked onto the end of the album as a hidden track. It’s a fun little ditty that showcases the playful side of the iconic band.
“Jenny” by Studio Killers is a pop hit that manages to pack a lot of energy and attitude into just under three minutes. The song features a catchy chorus and a fun animated video that went viral on social media.
“Stay” by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs is another short but memorable hit that lasted only one minute and 38 seconds. It’s a doo-wop classic that features a catchy melody and a memorable chorus that will have you singing along in no time.
“Wipe Out” by The Surfaris is a classic surf rock instrumental that clocks in at just over two minutes long, but its catchy drumbeat and guitar riff have made it a staple of pop culture and a favorite for sports teams to play during games.
“Rockin’ Robin” by Bobby Day is a catchy 1950s rock and roll hit that has been covered by numerous artists over the years. At just over two and a half minutes long, its upbeat tempo and playful lyrics about a bird that likes to rock have made it a beloved classic.
Finally, “Love You” by Jack Ingram is a country love song that managed to become a fan favorite at just over two and a half minutes long. The heartfelt lyrics and simple melody made it a hit for Jack Ingram in 2006.
“Da rockwilder” by Method Man and Redman ( 2 minutes, 16 seconds)
“Da rockwilder” is just a cool song that had to make this list. Defiantly had this on many mix tapes.
In conclusion, while longer songs often dominate the charts, these shortest songs on Billboard 100 prove that even with their limited run time, they can still make a significant impact in the world of music.
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