Subscriber Account active since. The Billboard Hot is roundly recognized as the music industry's most reliable measure of song popularity. To score a No. Mariah Carey added to that historic number when her classic holiday single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," topped the chart for the first time since its release in Moreover, thanks to smash hits like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" — both of which dominated radio play and streaming numbers for an unprecedented stretch of weeks — only 17 songs claimed the chart's top spot this year. They're listed in chronological order below. It had already been No. Halsey's "Without Me" took the No. It dethroned "Thank U, Next" for the second week of the year, and after briefly dropping to No.
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The final year of the decade saw A-list superstars relatively quiet on the singles front; instead we saw newcomers shine, and more established artists revived, re-energised and reinvented. Here are the tracks that topped our playlist, setting the scene for an exciting decade to come. You can listen to all 20 tracks here Warning: Contains some language that may offend. The meme that turned into a movement; the song was an unapologetic call to have a good time and not give a flying flamingo about what anybody thinks. The guitar solo, or more accurately a guitar roar, is worthy of Neil Young at his peak. FKA twigs, Cellophane.
On Monday, that mission was accomplished as the song reached an unprecedented industry pinnacle, hitting No. But it boasts by far the most miraculous journey, spanning three decades, with a surge in recent years thanks in part to a technology-driven shift in listener habits, including the ubiquity of holiday playlists, and renewed marketing muscle. Perhaps above all else, there is the sturdiness of the songwriting on what many consider to be a final modern entry into the Christmas song canon. Carey, in an interview, demurred on the importance of hitting No. Still, a commercial juggernaut of this size requires a plan. By , that number was up to 61 million, and last year, it reached million streams, reaching a new peak of No. Radio airplay has followed suit, with the song receiving about 42, spins last year, up from 24, spins in She sang a melody and played a chord progression into a mini-tape recorder, she said, and later recorded a full arrangement with her frequent collaborator Walter Afanasieff. Afanasieff recalled this occurring in the Hamptons.