Music transcends generations, but every now and then, a song emerges among the multitude of tunes and captures the ears of listeners all over the world —many of which still continue to play in our homes or phones until today. Documenting the greatest hits of all time is the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which considers physical and digital sales, radio play, and online streaming data to accurately reflect and present the hottest songs through the years.
How many of these hits can you sing along to?
15. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
14. Usher – Yeah! ft. Lil Jon, Ludacris
13. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart
12. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
11. Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
10. The Beatles – Hey Jude
9. Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life
8. Olivia Newton-John – Physical
7. Los Del Rio – Macarena
6. The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
5. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem
4. LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
3. Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
2. Santana ft. Rob Thomas – Smooth
1. Chubby Checker – The Twist
Go on a trip through the music of the decades at the PLAYSOUND: The BillboardPH Music Trip exhibit in Ayala Malls. See you on the following dates!
The all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on Aug. 4, 1958 through Oct. 10, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.
FEATURED IMAGE: Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (via MarkRonsonVEVO on YouTube)