Subscriber Account active since. For songs prior to , before the year-end list existed, we looked at the singles that stayed at No. Frank Sinatra performed vocals for the song along with the Pied Pipers. The song spent a dozen weeks at No. You can listen to the song here.
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1940: "I'll Never Smile Again" — Tommy Dorsey
This is a list of songs that have peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot and the magazine's national singles charts that preceded it. Introduced in , the Hot is the pre-eminent singles chart in the United States , currently monitoring the most popular singles in terms of popular radio play , single purchases and online streaming. The following year-by-year, week-by-week listings are based on statistics accrued by Billboard magazine before and after the inception of its Hot popularity chart in August Later charts also include digital single sales, online streaming, and YouTube hits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the current year's number one hits, see List of Billboard Hot number-one singles of Lists of Billboard number-one singles. Lists of number-one songs on the Hot component charts. Billboard charts. Canadian Albums European Albums defunct.
Hot Billboard Streaming Songs. Radio Songs. Digital Song Sales. Other Albums. New Age. Other Genres.
When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production. As soon as you start, you get that magic feeling, an extra feeling. Robinson thought Barrett Strong should record "Shop Around," but Gordy persuaded Smokey that he was the right man for the song. After it came out, Gordy heard it on the radio and found it way too slow. He woke Robinson at 3 a. That one worked.