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!
Big songs by The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and Joel Corry feature in the UK's biggest tracks of 2020 so far.
15. Alan Walker - "Faded"
The global smash finished its week stint at Number 1 in December but has hung around the Top 40 for the entirety of so far. The track was first released in but unexpectedly took off this year after becoming a viral hit on TikTok, thanks to a remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek. It narrowly missed out on Number 1, logging three weeks at Number 2, but hung around the Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks — the most ever for a British female solo artist. Its chart sales tally for is ,, 1. Dua makes a second entry in the year-to-date Top 40; follow-up single Physical places at The touching ballad earned Lewis his second UK Number 1 single in February and has racked up , chart sales this year. Joel Corry Press. The dance-pop track debuted at Number 61 in January and went on to peak at Number 4 in April. Joel told OfficialCharts.
The videos for these earworms have billions upon billions of views.
Sure, they spread across the web like wildfire, dominating your feeds and hijacking your attention. But earworm-y pop songs? Those hits you end up wanting to wipe from your memory forever?