This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held from to The Billboard Hot chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During — the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio stations.
2. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking (1977)
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. When it comes to music, there's no objective right or wrong, good or bad — but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we're rounding up some of the greatest of all time in music on Billboard. We spent months discussing, researching and reflecting on music from artists old and new, considering everything from sales to impact to innovation to longevity. The results won't please everyone — and that's as it should be. Everyone has their own takes on the greatest in music — this is ours.
This is a list of songs that have peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot and the magazine's national singles charts that preceded it. Introduced in , the Hot is the pre-eminent singles chart in the United States , currently monitoring the most popular singles in terms of popular radio play , single purchases and online streaming. The following year-by-year, week-by-week listings are based on statistics accrued by Billboard magazine before and after the inception of its Hot popularity chart in August
We present to you a ranking of the greatest UK No 1 singles since the charts began in The only rule was that an artist could only feature once. As such, it is very much open to discussion, which we heartily encourage in the comments section. Also, note that dates listed are the dates the songs reached No 1. As much a generational bellwether as a pop classic. The weirdness of 70s Britain in musical form. Trevor Horn and co turned this material into postmodern gold, building jingles, prog, orchestral pop and more into a screwball fantasy. That cold steady kick drum, meanwhile, is like techno kicking the door down to take over pop culture.