Billboard’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs:
The Billboard Hot 100 chart was launched on August 4, 1958. It has become the industry standard for tracking the biggest pop hits in the United States. However, prior to 1958, Billboard had been doing charts as far back as 1890 which tracked pop hits in terms of sheet music sales, radio airplay, in-store sales, and jukebox plays. These are the biggest #1 songs according to Billboard from 1890 until the inception of the Hot 100 chart. All songs which spent eight weeks or more are listed here. Ties are broken by songs’ overall Dave’s Music Database points.
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First posted 9/6/2021.