What makes a pop song a classic? A catchy melody, for sure. A beat that makes you want to move. Lyrics that speak to your heart and head. And a voice that catches your ear and holds your attention. The best pop songs contain all of these elements and more.
Best pop songs of all time
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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.
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. Songs 1 - 10 Songs 11 - 20 Songs 21 - 30 Songs 31 - 40 Songs 41 - Songs 51 - 60 Songs 61 - 70 Songs 71 - 80 Songs 81 - 90 Songs 91 -