Select the year you want, followed by the month within that year on the next page then you will be able to see which songs were number one for each day of that month in the various countries covered. The data shown represents all the information we currently have available, if you want number ones from before , or for different countries we recommend that you follow the source data links yourself. The issues with defining which charts to use, which entries fall into each chart and how to treat double-A side records made us feel that listing number ones was not a worthwhile effort, however the number of users who request such data has convinced us to offer this set of pages. We quite often get requests to find out which song was number one on a particular day. There are a number of obvious comments:. Given the range of countries that we have gathered information for we can answer some questions about number ones. Looking at the proportion of time that each artist was number one in at least one of our target countries gives yet another measure of the relative success that various acts enjoyed. If we work out what proportion of each decade they spent in the number one song slot we get this listing:. The s and s are biased in two different ways, firstly there are fewer charts so acts are liable to spend less time at number one and secondly the charts that existed were less dynamic so acts spent longer in the top slot.
1969: "Sugar, Sugar" — The Archies
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Subscriber Account active since. Every year, the Billboard chooses the best performing pop song from the previous year, based on units sold and chart performance. Some of these songs never even hit No. Scroll on to see what the top pop songs have been for the past 52 years. Watch the music video here. Listen to the song here. Flack covered the folk song 15 years after it was written, and her rendition soon became the definitive version of the song. Miley Cyrus covered Flack's version in Legend says that "Yellow Ribbon" is about a criminal returning home, but it's actually about a soldier coming home from a POW camp , according to one of the song's writers, L. Russell Brown.