Top Number One Songs of All Time – October 2012
In the past few months, there have been some new number one hits on the chart. Some artists have achieved their first number one hits, and others have snuck past superstars to grab the flag. Here’s a look at some of these songs, along with the year that they debuted.
The Beatles hold the record for most number one hits. Since the chart began in 1958, The Beatles have had a total of 20 songs reach the top of the list. They’ve also achieved three top 10 debuts and have earned more than one million chart points. Their songs include “I’ll Be Missing You,” “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Someone Like You.”
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” was the latest number one song to hit the chart. The track spent eight weeks in the top spot, and smashed a record for most consecutive weeks in the top 10. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was named the top song of all time by Billboard. The song was also the most-streamed song in history, and broke a record for most weeks in the top 10 in a single year.
“What’s Next” by Drake debuted at number one on the Hot 100 on March 20, 2021. That’s the same week that the singer’s second solo album was released. After that, it became the artist’s fourth instant chart-topper. This marks the first time that an artist has achieved a total of four number-one singles in a single year.
Lord Huron’s “Time to Run” was another number one song. The song was driven by earth beats, synths, and acoustic guitar. This is the third time that the song has reached the top of the list, and it’s also the first number one song that has been repeated three times. During its run, the song went on to become the longest-running number-one song in the top two.
The debuts of these three songs in a single year are quite a feat. The other songs in that top five are “Peaches” by Justin Bieber, “Cry For Judas” by Mountain Goats, and “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo. These artists have all made significant leaps to the top of the chart in their debut years.
The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart of the most popular songs in America. It is updated weekly. The songs are ranked based on sales, airplay, and streaming. The chart has more than 1,100 different hits on it. It is considered the most definitive all-genre singles chart in the United States. The charts are measured by radio airplay and online streams, and are updated every Monday. This chart has been measuring popular music since the early days of the chart.
The number one songs on this chart are usually the ones that receive the most airplay and sales in a given week. This is because they are the most widely listened to songs. Often, the song that takes the lead will have been promoted heavily by the artist.