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. Kendra Torres For the current year's number one hits, see List of Billboard Hot number ones of Lists of Billboard number-one singles.
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Since July it has also incorporated streaming data, and from 10 July has been based on a Friday to Thursday week. The chart was founded in by Percy Dickins of New Musical Express NME , who telephoned 20 record stores to ask what their top 10 highest-selling singles were. Dickins aggregated the results into a top 12 hit parade , which was topped by " Here in My Heart " by Al Martino. NME ' s chart was published each week in its eponymous magazine. The act that has achieved the most number ones is American entertainer Elvis Presley , who has topped the chart 21 times — Presley's second number one, " Jailhouse Rock " was the first single ever to debut at the top of the chart.
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It was also on this date that the single's parent album, Let It Be , also hit Number One and began the first of its four-week run on top of the Billboard chart. The song was written by Paul McCartney in late, and was recorded in January during the sessions for the group's album and film Let It Be. McCartney talked about the song in his authorized biography Many Years From Now, saying, "It's a rather sad song. I like writing sad songs because you can actually acknowledge some deeper feelings of your own and put them in. McCartney recalled that he was pleased when 1 was released, because it made him realize the group's place in history: ["I think, all in all, it's a cool record. Y'know, it proves, y'know, we, we had a lot of Number Ones, if nothing else. You spend your life making all those records -- I don't count until a project like this comes along -- and you look at it and you say, 'Whoa! We did that many? That's fantastic!
We present to you a ranking of the greatest UK No 1 singles since the charts began in The only rule was that an artist could only feature once. As such, it is very much open to discussion, which we heartily encourage in the comments section.