What was the most popular song the year you were born? While the Billboard Music Awards might have been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic , in honor of the acclaimed music magazine, Wonderwall. We're starting with a somber song all about love that stole the top spot in the country and everyone's heart back in the day…. It's a song that speaks to anyone who's ever had a broken heart: In July , "I'll Never Smile Again" became an instant hit for listeners and lovebirds in the States and remained on the charts for three impressive months. Performed by big band leader Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with smooth vocals by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, the song captured the sorrow of losing the one you love. The song "Chattanooga Choo Choo," which was featured in the movie "Sun Valley Serenade," became the big band hit of The trumpet-heavy track, performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, with vocals from Paula Kelly and The Modernaires, was about traveling from New York to Chattanooga, Tennessee, by rail and captured the hopeful spirit of visiting somewhere new. It remained in the No. Recorded on Dec. Released in January , the big band track sung by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires quickly became a hit.
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Previous #1 songs on November 7th
Subscriber Account active since. Every year, the Billboard chooses the best performing pop song from the previous year, based on units sold and chart performance. Some of these songs never even hit No. Scroll on to see what the top pop songs have been for the past 52 years.
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In , Billboard decided to combine some aspects of all three charts into one, thus beginning the Top The Top used a point system to measure popularity of music where purchases had more weight than radio airplay, and ranked music alongside the original three charts. The Billboard Hot is still the music industry standard chart used to rank popular songs today. Check out the timeline below and take a stroll through popular music history. The nostalgia is about to hit hard.
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