Number-one singles in Switzerland

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  1. Hello
    #1

    Hello (1984)

    9,214 views

    "Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie. Taken as the third single from Richie's multi-platinum album Can't Slow Down, the song was released in 1984 and reached number one on three Billboard music charts: the pop chart (for two weeks), the R&B chart (for three weeks), and the adult contemporary chart (for six weeks). The song also went to number one in the UK Singles Chart for six weeks. The song later inspired a lawsuit by songwriter Marjorie Hoffman White, who accused Richie of plagiarizing her composition "I'm Not Ready to Go".


  2. We Are the World
    #2

    We Are the World (1985)

    10,733 views

    "We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.


  3. Someone Like You
    #3

    Someone Like You

    6,285 views

    "Someone Like You" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album 21. The pop ballad was inspired by a broken relationship, and lyrically it speaks of Adele coming to terms with it. XL Recordings released the song as the second single from the album on 24 January 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 9 August 2011 in the United States. Accompanied only by a piano in the song (played by co-writer Wilson), Adele sings about the end of the relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The song received positive reviews from music critics who chose the song as a highlight of the album and praised the lyrics, its simple sound and Adele's vocal performance.


  4. Everything I Do, I Do It For You
    #4

    Everything I Do, I Do It For You (1991)

    6,629 views

    "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams. Written by Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on two albums simultaneously on its release, the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams' sixth studio solo album Waking Up the Neighbours (1992).


  5. All Summer Long
    #5

    All Summer Long (2007)

    6,502 views

    "All Summer Long" is a song recorded by Kid Rock. It was released in 2008 as the third single from his seventh studio album Rock n Roll Jesus. The song samples two hit songs of the 1970s, Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama". The idea for the mashup was suggested by Mike E. Clark.


  6. Rolling In The Deep
    #6

    Rolling In The Deep (2010)

    4,644 views

    "Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British singer Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years, "Rolling in the Deep" gained radio airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single from 21 in digital download format. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.


  7. Delilah
    #7

    Delilah (1968)

    4,303 views

    "Delilah" is a murder ballad recorded by Welsh singer Tom Jones in 1968. The lyrics were written by Barry Mason, to music by Les Reed, who also contributed the title and theme of the song. It earned Reed and Mason the 1968 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.


  8. Say You, Say Me
    #8

    Say You, Say Me (1985)

    3,899 views

    "Say You, Say Me" is an Oscar winning song, written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts in December 1985. It became Richie's ninth number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The track is not available on the soundtrack album to the film, because Motown did not want Richie's first single since the Can't Slow Down album to appear on another record label. It finally appeared on the Dancing on the Ceiling album released in 1986.


  9. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
    #9

    Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (1995)

    4,139 views

    "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" is a 1995 song written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange for the film of the same year Don Juan DeMarco. The melody is used as a musical motif throughout the film, and the song is featured three times in the movie, twice performed by other artists in Spanish, and finally performed by Adams himself during the closing credits. The Adams version of the song, which features flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, is featured on the soundtrack album and also on the album 18 Til I Die. It was at number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it the third number one song for the songwriting team, and went on to earn them their second Oscar nomination.


  10. All of Me
    #10

    All of Me (2013)

    4,066 views

    "All of Me" is a song by American recording artist John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). Legend co-wrote the song with Toby Gad and co-produced it with Dave Tozer. It is a dedication to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen. "All of Me" impacted American mainstream urban radio as the album's third single on August 12, 2013.


  11. Apologize
    #11

    Apologize

    3,907 views

    "Apologize", also spelt "Apologise" internationally, is the debut single written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for OneRepublic's debut album Dreaming Out Loud. It was the released as the lead single of that album. A remix version was included on the Timbaland album, Shock Value and on the deluxe version of Dreaming Out Loud.


  12. Angel
    #12

    Angel (2001)

    4,261 views

    "Angel" is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggy's U.S. number-one hit "It Wasn't Me", released on March 6, 2001.


  13. A Groovy Kind Of Love
    #13

    A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988)

    3,830 views

    "A Groovy Kind of Love" is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager and published by the Screen Gems music publishing company. It is heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op. 36 no. 5 by Muzio Clementi. The song was released first by Diane & Annita in 1965, and several covers have since appeared on worldwide music charts.


  14. I Believe I Can Fly
    #14

    I Believe I Can Fly (1996)

    3,691 views

    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song written, produced and performed by American R&B singer R. Kelly from the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam. It was originally released on November 26, 1996, and was later included on Kelly's 1998 album R..


  15. I Want It That Way
    #15

    I Want It That Way (1999)

    3,502 views

    "I Want It That Way" is a song by the American boy band Backstreet Boys, released as the lead single from their third studio album, Millennium (1999). It was written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson, while Martin and Kristian Lundin produced it. The pop ballad talks about a relationship strained by matters of emotional or physical distance.


  16. Lonely
    #16

    Lonely (2005)

    3,994 views

    "Lonely" (also known as "Mr. Lonely") is a song by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including in the United Kingdom and Germany (where it stayed there for eight weeks), and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States when it peaked at #4. An edited version was on Radio Disney and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.


  17. I Will Always Love You
    #17

    I Will Always Love You (1974)

    3,313 views

    "I Will Always Love You" is a song written, composed, and originally recorded by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The country track was released on June 6, 1974 as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time.


  18. Un-Break My Heart
    #18

    Un-Break My Heart (1996)

    2,802 views

    "Un-Break My Heart" is a song performed by American recording artist Toni Braxton, taken from her second studio album, Secrets (1996). The ballad was written by Diane Warren. Braxton expressed a dislike for the song; however, L.A. Reid was able to convince the singer to record it and include on her album. It was released as the second single from the album in October 1996, through LaFace Records. Lyrically, the song alludes to a "blistering heartbreak" in which Braxton begs a former lover to return and undo the pain he has caused. It won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997.


  19. All for Love
    #19

    All for Love (1994)

    3,114 views

    "All for Love" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Michael Kamen for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, performed by Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting. The song's musical-style and production were heavily inspired by rock and pop music from the 1980s, and its lyrics chronicle a relationship. The song was released as a CD single in the United States on November 16, 1993.


  20. In The Air Tonight
    #20

    In The Air Tonight (1981)

    2,664 views

    "In the Air Tonight" is the debut solo single by English drummer, singer and songwriter Phil Collins. It was released as the lead single from Collins' first solo album, Face Value, in January 1981.


  21. If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
    #21

    If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time (1999)

    2,444 views

    "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" is a song by R. Kelly, released as the fifth single from his 1998 album, R.. The song is a sweeping ballad about a man wishing he could go back in time and repair his relationship with his girlfriend. The song was a top 10 hit on the pop charts of several countries, while in the United States it finished just outside the top 10, peaking at number 12.


  22. Got 2 Luv U
    #22

    Got 2 Luv U (2011)

    2,042 views

    "Got 2 Luv U" is a song performed by Jamaican recording artist Sean Paul, taken from his upcoming fifth studio album. The song features vocals from American singer Alexis Jordan. It was released on the July 19, 2011 by Atlantic Records. The song was written by Sean Paul, Ryan Tedder and Stargate, and it was produced by Stargate.


  23. Baby One More Time
    #23

    Baby One More Time (1999)

    1,964 views

    "...Baby One More Time" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, of the same name (1999). It was written and produced by Max Martin, with additional production from Rami. "...Baby One More Time" was released on September 30, 1998, by Jive Records. After recording and sending a demo tape with an unused song from Toni Braxton, Spears signed a multi-album deal with Jive. "...Baby One More Time" is a teen pop and dance-pop song that refers to a girl who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend. The song received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised its composition.


  24. I Just Called To Say I Love You
    #24

    I Just Called To Say I Love You (1984)

    1,943 views

    "I Just Called to Say I Love You" is a song written, produced and performed by Stevie Wonder. It is one of Wonder's most commercially successful singles.


  25. Unfaithful
    #25

    Unfaithful (2006)

    2,011 views

    "Unfaithful" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as second single from her second studio album, A Girl like Me (2006). American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo wrote "Unfaithful" in collaboration with its producers, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to urban contemporary radio stations in the United States on June 29, 2006. Musically, the song is a pop ballad that contains prominent R&B characteristics. Originally, the song was inspired by the works of American rock band Evanescence and titled "Murderer". The lyrics of the song are about a woman who regrets cheating on her partner and refers to herself as a murderer.


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