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: .
With 'Dynamite,' BTS eyes historic No. 1 landing on Billboard Hot 100
1. "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
They were not taking any chances this time around, as the band as well as their millions of followers want desperately for the cut to open at No. One of the best ways to grab a chart-topping debut these days is to rack up an impressive sales count, and this is what BTS is relying on most heavily in their promotional strategy, or so it seems. With everything they thought of and all the different versions they released, they may very well have earned their biggest sales week yet. This past Monday August 24 , the septet shared both an acoustic recording of the poppy cut and an EDM remix, with both exploring how far the composition can be stretched while still sounding similar. Just as the first two takes immediately became bestsellers, the second pair of releases followed suit. At various times, BTS occupied the four highest spaces on the iTunes ranking of the most-purchased cuts in the U. Throughout the past decade or so, sales of songs have declined precipitously, and now the vast majority of fans prefer to listen to new offerings from their favorite musicians on streaming platforms. I am a freelance music journalist based in New York City. I love following charts and the biggest and most successful names in the industry, and I'm always interested in highlighting incredible feats and discovering what's next.
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.
Upon its release, "Dynamite," the septet's new disco-pop single released on Friday, has been met with raving responses, with its first week metrics on various fronts pointing toward a massive debut on the Billboard Hot , which factors in physical and digital sales, radio play and streaming. The online edition of American business magazine Forbes predicted Wednesday local time that "Dynamite" is "expected to explode to No. BTS previously topped Billboard's main album chart, the Billboard , with "Map of the Soul: 7" released in February, which ended up becoming biggest-selling record in the U. But on the Top , the septet has managed to go as far as fourth place with the album's lead track "ON. The reaction for "Dynamite" has indeed been explosive from the get-go, with the music video attracting more than 3 million concurrent viewers from across the globe at its premiere and chalking up over 20 million views within just a little over an hour. A full day later, the video reached