Blessedly obscure chart history was made last week with the debut of Alabama Shakes' excellent "Hold On" on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to added exposure from the Grammys. The song was the 16th song with the title "Hold On" to make the Hot 100, extending the title's record dominance over the chart—the song with the next-closest number of Hot 100 entries is "Runaway" (or "Run Away"), with 14 entries. (Billboard chart guru Gary Trust did pop fans everywhere a service by listing every title with ten or more entries on the chart, a must-read for chart nerds.)

Anyway, it got us to thinking—chart success aside, what song title has been responsible for more of our favorite songs than any other? We decided to make a top 50 of our favorite multi-hit song titles (with a very flexible definition of "hit," natch), balancing the volume of songs that share the title with how much we love the songs that do. Unlike, Billboard, we decided to disregard parenthetical song titles, so "I Do" by Lisa Loeb counts the same as "I Do (Cherish You)" by 98 Degrees, and we also don't count different spellings separately, so Diddy's "Last Night" counts the same as The Strokes' "Last Nite." A title had to have at least three quasi-notable songs to its credit to be eligible, and we didn't count multiple versions of the same song towards that tally.

So let's take the plunge into the 50 song titles responsible for the greatest percentage of awesome music in all of pop history. Aspiring songwriters take note: If you only use these titles for your catalogue, you will be absolutely guaranteed fame and fortune beyond your wildest dreams.

50. "THE POWER OF LOVE"

Our Three Favorites:

 

49. "HEAD OVER HEELS"

Our Three Favorites:

 

48. "GLORIA"

Our Three Favorites:

 

47. "MY LOVE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Petula Clark, Sia

 

46. "LIES"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: EMF, Marina & the Diamonds

 

45. "MAGIC"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Cars, Girls

 

#44. "FANTASY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Aldo Nova, Schoolboy Q

 

43. "RIGHT NOW"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Rihanna

 

#42. "I DO"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Lisa Loeb, Young Jeezy

 

41. "ALL I NEED"

Also Notable: The Temptations, Method Man

For song titles #40-31, click NEXT.

40. "SMILE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Vitamin C, Uncle Kracker, Charlie Chaplin, Avril Lavigne

 

39. "LET'S GO"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Matt & Kim, New Order

 

38. "BECAUSE OF YOU"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Cover Girls, Nickelback

 

37. "HEY YOU"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: 311, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Cure

 

36. "STOP"

Our Three Favorites:

 

35. "MONEY"

Our Three Favorites:

 

34. "THINKING ABOUT YOU"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Whitney Houston, Norah Jones, Ivy

 

33. "ALL I WANT"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Cure, The Offspring, 702

 

32. "SOMEDAY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Nickelback, Rob Thomas

 

31. "LAST NIGHT"

Also Notable: Az Yet, Good Charlotte

For song titles #30-21, click NEXT.

30. "FIRE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Noteworthy: Ohio Players, Kasabian

 

29. "HELLO"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Karmin, Poe

 

28. "JUMP"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Rihanna, Madonna

 

27. "HEY BABY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Pitbull, Bow Wow & Omarion

 

26. "STRONGER"

Our Three Favorites:

 

25. "CLOSER"

Our Three Favorites:

 

24. "HOME"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Depeche Mode, Michael Bublé, Dierks Bentley

 

23. "YOUR LOVE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Prodigy, Kylie Minogue

 

22. "YOU"

Our Three Favorite:

Also Notable: Jesse Powell, Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson

 

21. "CANDY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Ash, Robbie Williams

For song titles #20-11, click NEXT.

20. "S.O.S."

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Breeders, Jordin Sparks, Aerosmith

 

19. "GIRLFRIEND"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Alicia Keys, Phoenix, Bobby Brown, B2K, Omarion & Bow Wow

 

18. "CREEP"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Fall, Mobb Deep

 

#17. "ONE THING"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Alicia Keys

 

#16. "FOREVER"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: The Veronicas, Papa Roach, Kiss

 

15. "RUNAWAY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Bon Jovi, Real McCoy, The Killers, Maroon 5, The National

 

14. "ANGEL"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Aretha Franklin, Massive Attack, Aerosmith, Jon Secada, Fleetwood Mac

 

13. "ONE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Ghostface Killah, Yeasayer, Bee Gees, Creed, Sky Ferreira, Vampire Weekend, Cast of A Chorus Line

 

#12. "HEAVEN"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Los Lonely Boys, The Walkmen, Warrant, Emeli Sandé, Psychedelic Furs, Rolling Stones

 

#11. "I WISH"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: R. Kelly, One Direction

For our top ten song titles, click NEXT.

#10. "ANIMAL"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Ke$ha, W.A.S.P., Ellie Goulding

 

#9. "HOLD ON"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Tom Waits, Jonas Brothers, Triumph, Santana, Jamie Walters

 

#8. "BREATHE"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Faith Hill, Anna Nalick, Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, Blu Cantrell, Michelle Branch

 

#7. "LOVE SONG"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Sara Bareilles, The Damned, Simple Minds, Madonna, Anne Murray

 

#6. "DREAMS"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Van Halen, Gabrielle, Notorious B.I.G., TV on the Radio

 

#5. "I WANT YOU"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, Fefe Dobson, Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Common

 

#4. "CRAZY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Icehouse, The Boys, K-Ci & JoJo

 

#3. "BABY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Ashanti, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Kylie Mingoue, Fabolous, LL Cool J

 

#2. "HEARTBREAKER"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Pat Benatar, Steve Aoki, G-Dragon, will.i.am, Michael Jackson, Girls, MSTRKRFT

 

#1. "STAY"

Our Three Favorites:

Also Notable: Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, U2, Dave Matthews Band, Shakespear's Sister, SafetySuit, David Bowie, Jodeci, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Destiny's Child, Tyrese, Little Big Town, Eternal