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.
1941: "Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)" — Jimmy Dorsey
From the swinging 60s to punk, acid house to Britpop, everyone has a favourite era in music. Maybe it came with The Beatles' mould-breaking sonic experiments of , or the mids purple patch where Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson pushed each other to ever-greater heights. If you ask most people to choose a defining year in music, they'll almost certainly name one of their teenage years. In adolescence, our brains are more active, we have more time to listen to music and we're experiencing a lot of things for the first time - all of which makes songs from that period more memorable. When economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz analysed Spotify data on people's listening habits , he found that if you were a teenager when a hit song was first released, it remained popular in your age group 10 years later. Radiohead's Creep, for example, is a favourite amongst year-old men. For people in their 20s, it doesn't even reach the top
1969: "Sugar, Sugar" — The Archies
The Billboard Year-End chart is a chart published by Billboard which denotes the top song of each year as determined by the publication's charts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. Archived from the original on November 9, Retrieved August 29,
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