This is a comprehensive listing that highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon Billboard magazine 's singles charts, most notably the Billboard Hot This list spans the period from the issue dated January 1, to present. The Billboard Hot began with the issue dated August 4, , and is currently the standard popular music chart in the United States. These charts, which ranged from 20 to slots, were phased out at different times between and Though technically not part of the Hot chart history, select data from these charts are included for computational purposes, and to avoid unenlightening or misleading characterizations. In , for the 50th anniversary of the Hot , Billboard magazine compiled a ranking of the best-performing songs on the chart over the 50 years, along with the best-performing artists.
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Here, we revisit the ranking's biggest hits of all-time. On Aug. Sixty years later, the chart remains the gold-standard ranking of America's top songs each week. And while what goes into a hit has changed bye, bye jukebox play; hello, streaming!
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The most recent of these was carried out by Virgin Radio. The resulting chart was unveiled in Dec This page shows the Top and then some! We have calculated this chart by combining the positions in each of the individual polls, following the type of statistical distribution obtained in music listings based on public votes. A track must appear in at least two separate Top s to be included in our chart. Snow Patrols' "Chasing Cars" topped the Virgin poll and, whilst few people would disagree that it is a single par excellence it is unlikely to be occupying that slot by their next compilation. No doubt it will appear in our listing at the next update but our methodology means that it will have a more graceful and appropriate placing than would otherwise be the case.. The listing illustrates the premise that short weekly snapshots of sales, whilst accurately reflecting the mood of the Nation at the time, do not always reveal the public's true, long-term appreciation of a song.
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