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post May 6 2019, 11:51 PM
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Max Martin's Official Top 40 biggest songs
06 May 2019 | By Justin Myers

He's behind some of your favourite hits – we rank his most successful.

If you spend a day glued to the radio, there is a very big chance you will hear, at the very least, one song that Max Martin has been involved with.

The Swedish writer and producer – real name Martin Sandberg – is behind some of the biggest hits the pop universe has ever seen.

As BBC Radio 2 celebrates the musical genius of Max Martin and unveils his most Top 10 successful songs on the UK chart in a special show this Bank Holiday Monday, we delve deeper to give you a full Top 40 of the tunes he's written or produced. Listen to the show on BBC Sounds

Before we reveal the big ones, here are a few highlights:

Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time
You can't talk Max Martin and not bring Britney into the equation. He's worked with Brit Brit a lot over the course of her 16-year career, on huge songs like Oops…! I Did It Again, Overprotected, Stronger and 2011's Hold It Against me, but it all started here. …Baby One More Time was an instant classic, debuting at Number 1 and selling 463,700 copies in its first week. It passed a million sales after just five weeks, giving Max his first seat in the seven-figures sales' club. See Britney's Official Chart Archive

Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
When Tay-Tay wanted to let the world know she was going all-out pop on her 2014 album 1989, who else would she turn to but Uncle Max?! They'd already struck gold on previous singles We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and I Knew You Were Trouble, bit Shake it Off took things stratospheric. Shout out to the icy gem Blank Space too.

Pink – So What
Max has done some of his most stellar work with one Alecia Moore – Pink to you and me. Their first smash collabo was Who Knew, but it was So What that finally gave Pink her first solo Number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years after her first hit. It's their most successful team-up on the countdown. Pink's Official Chart archive

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
Never knowingly undersung, Bang Bang was a second Number 1 for Jessie and Max after 2011's Domino, and it was also his second with Ariana – Problem was a Maxy special too! It was his very first UK Number 1 with the lovely Nicki.

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Max teamed up with Tove Lo for this dreamy '80s style ballad taken from saucy movie Fifty Shades of Grey. It was a huge hit for Ellie, giving her a second Number 1 and notching up over 170,000 chart sales in its first week!

The Weeknd – Can't Feel My Face
One of the coolest guys in R&B, The Weeknd also has a big appreciation for Max's pop sensibilities. Can't Feel My Face was the first time they'd worked together, spending nine weeks in the Top 10, peaking at 3. See The Weeknd's Official Chart archive

Ariana Grande – Into You
They have had bigger hits together– Ari makes three appearances in the Top 10, more than any other artist – but have any of them banged as hard as Into You? Guaranteed to make even your most staid aunts and uncles embarrass themselves on the dancefloor with their sexy moves, Into You shockingly missed the Top 10 on release in 2016, peaking at 14. Incredible.

Katy Perry – Roar
Katy has Max to thank for loads of her hits, including debut Number 1 I Kissed A Girl and the weird and wonderful E.T. featuring the iconic "alien sex" cameo verse from Kanye. The million-selling Roar is Katy and Max's biggest collaboration together, though, spending two weeks at Number 1 in 2013.See Katy Perry's Official Chart archive

Justin Timberlake – Can't Stop the Feeling
Perhaps surprisingly, Max's most successful song in the UK never actually got to Number 1! Instead, this Justin track, taken from the Trolls movie, had to settle for second place for four weeks, behind Drake's chart-hogging juggernaut One Dance in summer 2017. Still, it's shifted over two million combined sales across physical and digital sales and streaming. Over 136 million plays! That's pretty good!

Here's the Official Top 40 biggest Max Martin songs in the UK:

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 CAN'T STOP THE FEELING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE 2 2.03m (May 2019)
2 BABY ONE MORE TIME BRITNEY SPEARS 1 1.68m+
3 LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO ELLIE GOULDING 1 1.68m (November 2018)
4 ROAR KATY PERRY 1 1.6m+
5 SHAKE IT OFF TAYLOR SWIFT 2 1.6m (April 2018)
6 CAN'T FEEL MY FACE WEEKND 3 1.3m (September 2017)
7 BANG BANG JESSIE J/GRANDE/MINAJ 1 1.22m (July 2018)
8 SIDE TO SIDE ARIANA GRANDE FT NICKI MINAJ 4 1.18m+ (December 2018)
9 NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY ARIANA GRANDE 2 1.18m (May 2019)
10 2002 ANNE-MARIE 3 1.17m (May 2019)
11 DARK HORSE KATY PERRY FT JUICY J 4 1.1m+
12 I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE TAYLOR SWIFT 2 1.1m (April 2019)
13 DYNAMITE TAIO CRUZ 1 1.02m+
14 INTO YOU ARIANA GRANDE 14 1.02m (January 2019)
15 DOMINO JESSIE J 1 1m+
16 CALIFORNIA GURLS KATY PERRY FT SNOOP DOGG 1 1m+
17 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT 4 1m+ (April 2019)
18 PROBLEM ARIANA GRANDE FT IGGY AZALEA 1 950k (Estimate: April 2019)
19 I WANT IT THAT WAY BACKSTREET BOYS 1
20 SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER) ADELE 5
21 I KISSED A GIRL KATY PERRY 1 909k (January 2019)
22 HOT N COLD KATY PERRY 4
23 SO WHAT PINK 1 829k (February 2019)
24 WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER TAYLOR SWIFT 4
25 EVERYBODY (BACKSTREET'S BACK) BACKSTREET BOYS 3
26 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY 2
27 CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM KATY PERRY FT SKIP MARLEY 5
28 DANGEROUS WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE 17
29 BREAK FREE ARIANA GRANDE FT ZEDD 16 687k (January 2019)
30 RAISE YOUR GLASS PINK 13 672k (February 2019)
31 LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (TGIF) KATY PERRY 9
32 E.T. KATY PERRY FT KANYE WEST 3
33 IT'S MY LIFE BON JOVI 3
34 SINCE U BEEN GONE KELLY CLARKSON 5
35 OOPS I DID IT AGAIN BRITNEY SPEARS 1
36 ON MY MIND ELLIE GOULDING 5
37 AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME BACKSTREET BOYS 3
38 ONE MORE NIGHT MAROON 5 8
39 HANDS TO MYSELF SELENA GOMEZ 14
40 DJ GOT US FALLIN' IN LOVE USHER FT PITBULL 7 600k+

©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.
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Basically the greatest pop songs of the last 20 years right there. The guy is nothing short of a legend. Also I didn't know he'd collaborated with Ariana quite as much as that.

My only issue is with '2002' being included in the list. Max only gets a songwriting credit on that because Anne-Marie references 'Baby One More Time' in the lyrics, but otherwise she wrote it with Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels and Steve Mac. Surely no one can class that as a Max Martin song, the OCC could have done a little bit of homework unsure.gif


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So What wasn’t P!nks first UK number one either.

It was in the US but Just Like A Pill was a UK number one
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QUOTE(Jordan Lee @ May 7 2019, 01:58 AM) *
So What wasn’t P!nks first UK number one either.

It was in the US but Just Like A Pill was a UK number one


To be fair, it does say "P!nk's first #1 on both sides of the Atlantic".
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Can’t Stop the Feeling being higher than Baby One More Time is the reason we shouldn’t include streaming in these lists.
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ May 7 2019, 09:34 AM) *
To be fair, it does say "P!nk's first #1 on both sides of the Atlantic".


Which isn't even true either as Lady Marmalade did.
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QUOTE(Ne Plus Ultra @ May 7 2019, 05:47 PM) *
Which isn't even true either as Lady Marmalade did.


But it kind of is true as it specifies ‘solo’
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QUOTE(T Boy @ May 7 2019, 05:43 PM) *
Can’t Stop the Feeling being higher than Baby One More Time is the reason we shouldn’t include streaming in these lists.

The problem is the streaming ratio - 200:1 would be better for these 'all time' lists. I wouldn't deny there are at least 2m people out there who like CSTF, but if it had been released in 1999, would that many people have gone and taken time to buy it? I think not.

That aside it's an interesting list and I never knew Max Martin was behind many of these.
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Max Martin is a pop legend!! Great top 20, perfect top 2.

On a side note, shame JT went r&b for most of his career so far as imagine how many massive hits with Max he could have had.


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Wonder of there are any Max Martin playlists on spotify...
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QUOTE(Lomadz @ May 7 2019, 06:24 PM) *
Wonder of there are any Max Martin playlists on spotify...


This is mine (not in any order so shuffle play recommended)
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ifYQEzyP...hTnuQy9E6Ey_rPg
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^^ I've often thought what a great Spotify feature it would be to be able to search by writer or producer.
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QUOTE(M4NG0 @ May 7 2019, 08:57 PM) *
^^ I've often thought what a great Spotify feature it would be to be able to search by writer or producer.

Definitely. And when you view song credits, you should be able to click on writer/producer to find other songs by them
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Mindblowing that 'Into You' is actually over 1m units. ohmy.gif
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Wow, Hittie J having two million sellers on the list! When will her unlimited $ucce$$ ever end? pirate.gif

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QUOTE(tommie @ May 7 2019, 11:05 PM) *
Wow, Hittie J having two million sellers on the list! When will her unlimited $ucce$$ ever end? pirate.gif


2015.
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crazy how successful Bang Bang was but then no one bought the Sweet Talker album, besides Jessie J herself biggrin.gif
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Wow he's produced some absolute gems!
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It'd be great if someone can be arsed to do a full list of all his UK top 75 singles

I suppose his first would be E-Type's This Is The Way from 1995, and his first top 40 would be Ace Of Base's Lucky Love.


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QUOTE(-SCOTT- @ May 7 2019, 08:48 PM) *
This is mine (not in any order so shuffle play recommended)
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ifYQEzyP...hTnuQy9E6Ey_rPg


Thank you...that's great.
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