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The Billboard Hot chart turned 60 last week and the magazine celebrated by publishing for the first time the Top singles of all time. There was no change as far as the No. Some people, however, might take issue with the rest of the top The Hot , of course, only includes songs that hit that chart, and therefore can never be a truly comprehensive GOAT greatest of all time list. The Billboard Hot chart turned 60 last week. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
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. Artists are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above, of all of their Hot chart entries. We welcome to you to join our Top40Weekly Forum to discuss the charts with like-minded enthusiasts. These are the top songs of all time. Page Contents.
The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming, is readily available on a real-time basis, is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle previously Wednesday to Tuesday. As of the issue for the week ending on August 8, , the Billboard Hot has had 1, different number one entries. The chart's current number-one song is " Cardigan " by Taylor Swift.