What do you think is the most popular song EVER in the 50 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart?
Billboard utilized a complex formula (you can read about it at their site) to weigh songs from different eras to ensure all would get a fair shake. Although The Twist only spent three weeks at the top of the charts, it did so twice “in two separate runs more than a year apart” – the only song to be number one on two different chart runs.
- The Twist by Chubby Checker
- Smooth by Santana, featuring Rob Thomas
- Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin
- How Do I Live? by LeAnn Rimes
- Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio (They’ve got to be kidding…)
- Physical by Olivia Newton-John (um… it was the early 80’s)
- You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone (…ok, now it’s getting ridiculous)
- Hey Jude by The Beatles (…much better)
- We Belong Together by Mariah Carey (the only song from this millenia on the top ten)
- Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton