Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. 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!
The Twist - Chubby Checker The only song to rule the Billboard Hot in separate release cycles one week in , two in , thanks to adults catching on to the song and its namesake dance after younger audiences popularized them.
Smooth - Santana Feat. Rob Thomas. Uptown Funk! Bruno Mars. Physical - Olivia Newton-John. Hey Jude - The Beatles. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes. Le Freak - Chic. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor. We Found Love - Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris. Low - Flo Rida Feat. Too Close - Next. I like the subversiveness of that. Justin Bieber. Flashdance … What a Feeling - Irene Cara.
Rolling in the Deep - Adele. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden. Silly Love Songs - Wings. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen. How You Remind Me - Nickelback. Tony Orlando. The song reigned for seven weeks, setting the record for the longest-leading debut hit on the chart for a Capitol Records act. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Feat.
No One - Alicia Keys. Call Me - Blondie. Let Me Love You - Mario. Lady - Kenny Rogers. Gold Digger - Kanye West Feat. Jamie Foxx. Apologize - Timbaland Feat. The Sign - Ace Of Base. Centerfold - The J.
Geils Band. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera. Happy - Pharrell Williams. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies. Dilemma - Nelly Feat. Kelly Rowland. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer. Rockstar - Post Malone Feat. Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band. She outdid [ Prince ]. I Swear - AllOne. To date, only one other song has peaked at No. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates during various periods.
This article originally appeared in the Aug. Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In. Top Artists. Top Charts. Hot Songs. Billboard Top Videos. Top Articles. By Billboard Staff. Copied to clipboard. Click to copy. Meet Our Pop Experts! Annotations to the list from Rob Thomas 3. Bruno Mars 5. Hey Jude - The Beatles Closer - The Chainsmokers Feat.
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Le Freak - Chic Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Calvin Harris T-Pain Kimbra Justin Bieber Flashdance … What a Feeling - Irene Cara Rolling in the Deep - Adele Night Fever - Bee Gees Another One Bites the Dust - Queen How You Remind Me - Nickelback Getty Images. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb?
No One - Alicia Keys Call Me - Blondie Lady - Kenny Rogers Jamie Foxx OneRepublic Geils Band Paul R. Christina Aguilera Rush Rush - Paula Abdul Happy - Pharrell Williams