Jennifer Lopez's Official biggest songs in the UK revealed

jennifer lopez biggest songs

Don't be fooled by the bops that she's got – she's still Jenny from the Block. And since she made her Official Charts debut in 1999 with If You Had My Love, Jennifer Lopez has sent a lot of those bops into the upper echelons. In fact, the singer, actress and one-woman cottage industry now has 17 Top 10 singles to her name including three Number 1s. And she's still real (even on Oprah).

J-Lo never does anything by halves, though. So later this month, when she releases her ninth studio album This Is Me... Now, she'll also be premiering a semi-autobiographical musical film of the same name. Ahead of their release on February 16 2024, here's an appetite-whetting guide to her official Top 20 biggest songs in the UK. 

5. Love Don't Cost a Thing

Released: 2001
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 1
Total UK chart units: 497,000

When it was released as the lead single from her second studio album, 2001's J Lo, this gleaming pop-R&B track became her first UK Number 1. From the glossy video featuring an iconic dance break to the no-nonsense lyrics ("Think I wanna drive your Benz? I don't"), Love Don't Cost a Thing still sounds like quintessential Jennifer Lynn Lopez. 

4. Get Right

Released: 2005
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 1
Total UK chart units: 587,000

Four years after Love Don't Cost a Thing, J-Lo scored her second Number 1 with this sax-driven banger. Co-written by Usher (yes, really), it's a effortlessly funky club tune that taps into Jennifer's strength, empowerment and feminine energy. When she sings "can't a woman take advantage of what she wants?" on the second verse, only a fool would answer back.

3. If You Had My Love

Released: 1999
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 4
Total UK chart units: 614,000

J-Lo's debut single is a top-tier R&B song of the Y2K era. Which is no surprise, really, because she co-wrote it with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, a producer who also crafted era-defining hits for Destiny's Child (Say My Name), Beyoncé (Déja Vu) and Pussycat Dolls (When I Grow Up). Jennifer uses the lyrics to outline her relationship rules, telling potential suitors in no uncertain terms: "First of all, I won't take you cheatin' on me." A solid policy, in fairness.

2. Jenny from the Block

Released: 2002
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 3
Total UK chart units: 656,000

Thanks to this self-referential smash, we all know exactly where J-Lo came from: "South side Bronx!" Co-written by Jennifer, it's not just one of her most infectious bops, but also one of her most quotable. "Used to have a little, now I have a lot," she sings on the chorus. "No matter where I go I know where I came from." No one but J-Lo can pull off 'glamorous yet grounded' in quite such a compelling way.

1. On the Floor feat. Pitbull

Released: 2011
Official Singles Chart peak: Number 1
Total UK chart units: 1.71 million

"It's a new generation of party people," J-Lo tells us at the beginning of her third (and to date, most recent) Number 1. Twelve years after she launched her recording career, she was still filling dance floors from, well, "Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza". On the Floor was such a huge hit that J-Lo re-teamed with producer RedOne and rapper Pitbull a year later for the equally infectious follow-up hit, Dance Again, which peaked at Number 11. 

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