Weekend“Blinding lights” Shines the brightest among the nearly 30,000 titles that made the Billboard Hot 100 during the chart’s 63-year history, as the single, released in November 2019, is the newly crowned No. 1 on the chart. BillboardThe 100 Greatest Songs of All Time abstract.
In the meantime, The Beatles remains the main act in the Hot 100 archives, topping BillboardThe 100 Greatest Artists of All Time retrospective.
Both 100-position charts, based on historical performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, are updated as of today (November 23) in the Best of All Time section of the Billboard.com chart menu. (See the methodologies for the two all-time polls below; the all-time table was first revealed in 2008, for the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and was updated in both 2013 and 2018).
The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time, Top 10:
1, “Blinding Lights”, The Weeknd
2, “The Twist”, Chubby Checker
3, “Suave”, Santana feat. Rob thomas
4, “Mack the Knife”, Bobby Darin
5, “Uptown Funk!”, Feat by Mark Ronson. Bruno mars
6, “How Do I Live?”, LeAnn Rimes
7, “Party Rock Anthem”, LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
8, “Gotta Feel”, The Black Eyed Peas
9, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio
10, “Shape of You”, Ed Sheeran
Rules of “blinding lights” BillboardIt’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs chart after it posted a record run on the weekly Hot 100. After topping the list for four weeks in April and May 2020, he rewrote the marks from most of the past weeks in the top five (43), the top 10 (57) and the top 40 (86) and in the chart. in general (90).
“I do not think so [it] has hit me yet, “said The Weeknd Billboard upon learning of the song’s all-time reigning Hot 100 status. “I try not to think about it too much. I just count my blessings and am grateful. “
“Blinding Lights” succeeds Chubby Checker classic “The Twist” as the biggest hit of all time Hot 100 Songs’ No. 1, with the latter leading the Hot 100 for a week in September 1960 and again for two frames in January 1962. The transformative hit, now at No. 2, ruled the first round in 2008 and retained the title through updates. five and 10 years later.
Rounding out the top five of the new list of the 100 hottest songs of all time, Santana’s 12-week No. 1 in 1999-2000, “Smooth,” featuring Rob Thomas, ranks at No. 3, followed for “Mack the Knife” (nine weeks, 1959) at No. 3 and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” with Bruno Mars, at No. 5 (14 weeks, 2015).
“Blinding Lights” is one of three songs that peaked in the 2020s on the Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs poll, with Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” at 32nd and 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” with Iann Dior, in 49th place.
Also, the longest number one in Hot 100 history ranks at number 41 on the 100 Greatest Songs of All Time: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, who dominated for 19 weeks in 2019.
Four other songs are new to the all-time chart since the 2018 issue: Post Malone’s “Circles” (No. 19, 2019); Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B (No. 30, 2018); “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” by Post Malone and Swae Lee (No. 75, 2019); and Drake’s “God’s Plan” (No. 83, 2018).
The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Top 10:
1, the Beatles
3, Elton John
4, Elvis Presley
5, Mariah Carey
6, Stevie Wonder
7, Janet Jackson
8, Michael Jackson
9, Whitney Houston
Meanwhile, The Beatles defend their No. 1 ranking in BillboardThe list of the 100 greatest artists of all time (among about 8,000 acts that have appeared on the weekly Hot 100). The icons, who also led the all-time iterations of 2008, 2013 and 2018, boast a record 20 number 1s on the weekly Hot 100, among 34 top 10s, the most among the groups.
Madonna, with 38 Hot 100 top 10s, the most among women, is ranked second among the best Hot 100 artists of all time, followed in the top five by, at number 3, Elton John, currently in his Highest rank on the weekly Hot 100. 100 since 1998 with “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)”, with Dua Lipa; at No. 4 Elvis Presley, even with his pre-Hot 100 career by two years; and, in n. 5, Mariah Carey, who leads all the soloists with 19 Hot 100 No. 1s, through her latest, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” her 1994 Christmas carol that tinkled to the top at last in 2019, and Guides BillboardThe new list of the 100 greatest songs of all time for the holidays.
While the rundown of the top 10 artists from the Greatest Hot 100 of all time mirrors that of the 2018 tab, Drake jumps within the edge of the level, going from No. 22 to No. 11. His top 10 in the rankings. Weekly Hot 100 hits at a record 54, while also holding the marks for the most top 40 hits (144) and overall chart entries (259). He has reached nine No. 1s, through “Way 2 Sexy”, with Future and Young Thug, this September.
Among other artists who debuted on the Hot 100 since 2000 and ranked higher on the latest list of Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time than in the 2018 tally: Taylor Swift (No. 21, up from No. 24); Maroon 5 (No. 24, from No. 37); Bruno Mars (No. 29, from No. 34); and Justin Bieber (No. 38, up from No. 93, driven by 12 more top-10s, including three No. 1s, since the 2018 rankings).
The Weeknd is also the top artist on the summary of the 100 Greatest Songs of All Time that did not make the 2018 chart, at No. 43. He is one of four acts to first appear on the Hot 100. weekly in the 2010s, making the chart historic for the first time, alongside Post Malone (# 77), Ariana Grande (# 78), and Ed Sheeran (# 87).
Methodology: BillboardThe rankings of the 100 Greatest Songs and Artists of All Time are based on weekly performance on the Hot 100 (from its inception on August 4, 1958 to November 6, 2021). Songs are ranked based on a reverse point system, with weeks at # 1 getting the highest value and weeks at the lowest places with the least income. Due to changes in charting methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on a formula that combines the performance, as described above, of all of their entries on the Hot 100 charts.