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 Later charts also include digital single sales, online streaming, and YouTube hits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the current year's number one hits, see List of Billboard Hot number ones of Lists of Billboard number-one singles.
2. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
1. "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Subscriber Account active since. In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. The Hot is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in , Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings. Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in and YouTube data in The chart methodology is updated at least once a year , to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends. Although more than 1, songs have reached the coveted No. Only 42 songs in history have achieved the rare feat. Keep scrolling for the complete list, in chronological order. It was the lead single from Carey's fifth studio album "Daydream.
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. Also shown are the artists placing the most songs on the overall "all-time" top song list. Source: . Source:  . Source: .
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