Billboard Updates Their List of the 100 Biggest Hits From 1958 to 2015

Billboard has published their list of the 100 biggest hits of Hot 100 era for the third time in the last eight years.

First put out in 2007, it was updated two years ago for the 55th anniversary of the Hot 100 chart. This time around, it is for their Greatest of All Time issue.

The new version is based on the Billboard Hot 100 charts from August 4, 1958, the date the first chart was printed, through the chart of October 10, 2015. An inverse point system was used for each records position on each week's chart with the highest points being awarded to number 1 and the least to number 100, with adjustments made to points based on different eras and chart methodologies.

As this is only based on records that made the Billboard Hot 100 since its inception, there are a number of prominent big rock hits missing including Bill Haley and the Comets' Rock Around the Clock and a number of Elvis Presley's earliest and biggest hits, all of which charted prior to August 1958.

The biggest new record to make the list that was popular in the last two years is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars which comes in at number 12. There are also five other new entries from Robin Thicke, Lorde, Meghan Trainor, Katy Perry and two featuring Pharrell Williams.
  1. The Twist - Chubby Checker (1960 & 1962)
  2. Smooth - Santana with Rob Thomas (1999)
  3. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (1959)
  4. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes (1997)
  5. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock (2011)
  6. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  7. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio (1996)
  8. Physical - Olivia Newton-John (1981)
  9. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone (1977)
  10. Hey Jude - Beatles (1968)
  11. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey (2005)
  12. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars (2015)
  13. Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton (1996)
  14. Yeah! - Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris (2004)
  15. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (1981)
  16. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (1981)
  17. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart (1976)
  18. Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me - Jewel (1997)
  19. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams (1991)
  20. I'll Make Love to You - Boys II Men (1994)
  21. The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith (1960)
  22. Le Freak - Chic (1978)
  23. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (1977)
  24. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (1982)
  25. We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris (2011)
  26. Low - Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain (2008)
  27. I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (1977)
  28. Too Close - Next (1998)
  29. Every Breath You Take - Police (1983)
  30. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra (2012)
  31. Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara (1983)
  32. Rolling in the Deep - Adele (2011)
  33. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (1961)
  34. The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton (1959)
  35. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carrey & Boys II Men (1995)
  36. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden (1998)
  37. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney & Wings (1976)
  38. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (1973)
  39. Night Fever - Bee Gees (1978)
  40. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen (1980)
  41. Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (1983)
  42. How You Remind Me - Nickelback (2001)
  43. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn (1973)
  44. It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards (1958)
  45. I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles (1964)
  46. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb (1978)
  47. Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (2012)
  48. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell (2013)
  49. Candle in the Wind 1997/Something in the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (1997)
  50. No One - Alicia Keys (1997)
  51. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (1992)
  52. End of the Road - Boys II Men (1992)
  53. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  54. Call Me - Blondie (1980)
  55. Let Me Love You - Mario (2005)
  56. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees (1978)
  57. Lady - Kenny Rogers (1980)
  58. Tik Tok - Ke$ha (2010)
  59. I'm a Believer - Monkees (1966)
  60. Gold Digger - Kanye West Featurning Jamie Foxx (2005)
  61. Apologize - Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic (2008)
  62. The Sign - Ace of Base (1994)
  63. Centerfold - J. Geils Band (1982)
  64. (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon (1980)
  65. Royals - Lorde (2013)
  66. The Boy is Mine - Brandy & Monica (1998)
  67. Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B (1990)
  68. I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1982)
  69. All About That Base - Meghan Trainor (2014)
  70. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension (1969)
  71. Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team (1993)
  72. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera (2011)
  73. Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982)
  74. Rush Rush - Paula Abdul (1991)
  75. That's What Friends Are For - Dionne & Friends (1986)
  76. Happy - Pharrell Williams (2013)
  77. Upside Down - Diana Ross (1980)
  78. Sugar, Sugar - Archies (1969)
  79. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (2010)
  80. Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland (2002)
  81. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1968)
  82. You're Still the One - Shania Twain (1998)
  83. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (1983)
  84. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer (1979)
  85. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Featuring L.V. (1995)
  86. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band (1982)
  87. You're So Vain - Carly Simon (1973)
  88. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry (1976)
  89. Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie (1985)
  90. My Sharona - Knack (1979)
  91. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (1983)
  92. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor (1990)
  93. I Swear - All-4-One (1994)
  94. Family Affair - Mary J. Blige (2001)
  95. Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner (1981)
  96. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley (1960)
  97. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (1973)
  98. Hurt So Good - John Cougar (Mellencamp) (1982)
  99. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112 (1997)
  100. Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J (2013)
New to the latest list are:
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars (2015)
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell (2013)
  • Royals - Lorde (2013)
  • All About That Base - Meghan Trainor (2014)
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams (2013)
  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J (2013)
Falling below number 100:
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas (1970)
  • Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins (1989)
  • One More Night - Maroon 5 (2012)
  • Best of My Love - Emotions (1977)
  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monae (2012)
  • You Make Me Wanna... - Usher (1997)
The magazine also, for the first time, compiled the list of the top singles artists of the same 57 year period. The Beatles lead the list followed by Madonna, Elton John, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.

Once again, Elvis most likely would have given the Beatles a run for their money had the period for the list extended back to the beginning of the rock era in 1955. 

Here's the top 40 singles artists according to Billboard:
  1. Beatles
  2. Madonna
  3. Elton John
  4. Elvis Presley
  5. Mariah Carey
  6. Stevie Wonder
  7. Janet Jackson
  8. Michael Jackson
  9. Whitney Houston
  10. The Rolling Stones
  11. Paul McCartney
  12. Bee Gees
  13. Rihanna
  14. Usher
  15. Chicago
  16. The Supremes
  17. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  18. Prince
  19. Rod Stewart
  20. Olivia Newton-John
  21. Aretha Franklin
  22. Marvin Gaye
  23. Phil Collins
  24. Katy Perry
  25. Billy Joel
  26. Diana Ross
  27. The Four Seasons
  28. The Temptations
  29. Donna Summer
  30. The Beach Boys
  31. Lionel Richie
  32. Neil Diamond
  33. Carpenters
  34. Taylor Swift
  35. Boyz II Men
  36. The Jacksons
  37. Connie Francis
  38. Kenny Rogers
  39. Beyonce
  40. Brenda Lee
The full list can be seen at Billboard

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