Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If albums had something of a soft landing on the pop landscape in , then songs more than picked up the headline-grabbing slack.
40. Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm”
The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. But pop music ultimately lives and dies by the single. It is the currency by which household names and treasured memories are made. A word about my methodology: subjective. A few more words about it: This list represents an extremely loose and personal concept of what constitutes pop music.
It wasn't all bad news for big names this year, though, with some pros releasing excellent work that cemented their place at the top of their respective genres, like Kendrick Lamar with his outstanding DAMN singles, and DJ Khaled with the playground exuberance of his posse cuts. Then, we ranked them, starting with the year's most disappointing best-sellers, and working our way through the list to determine 's defining singles. Below, see our ranking of the 50 biggest songs of , ordered from worst to best.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. At the end of a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot chart based on the information. For , the list was published on December 11, calculated with data from December 3, to November 25, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 11,