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.
"Without Me" by Halsey
"Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The past and the future combined in , a year of satisfying comebacks from veteran artists and exciting breakouts from newer ones. Read the list below, with a Spotify playlist of all at the bottom. An unlikely combination of three very different alt-leaning acts, "I've Been Waiting" is far more seamless than it has any right to be, finding common ground in the artists' shared pop sensibilities. As it toggles between vocals from all three, it's impossible to tell where the verses stop and the chorus starts -- it's all hooks, really, a song where every part feels like That Part. In a more just world , this would've been the song to get the late Lil Peep his first Hot top 40 hit. Now please, get off his lawn. There are a lot of "what ifs" when a relationship ends, but the title of Lady Antebellum's latest heart-wrenching hit has to be one of the scariest. The song -- which recalls the same yearning tone as the country trio's breakout single "Need You Now" -- perfectly captures that fear of the unknown, thanks to Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley's hopeless harmonies.
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The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each song's weekly physical and digital sales , as well as the amount of airplay received on American radio stations and streaming on online digital music outlets. During , fifteen singles reached number one on the Hot ; a sixteenth single, " Thank U, Next " by Ariana Grande , began its run at number one in November Of those fifteen number-one singles, four were collaborations. Lil Nas X's " Old Town Road " was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for nineteen weeks one for the song's original version, credited solely to Lil Nas X, and eighteen for a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus ; in doing so, it broke the record as the longest-running number one single in Billboard history - a record previously held by the sixteen-week runs of both " One Sweet Day " by Mariah Carey who added a nineteenth number one single in and Boyz II Men —96 , and " Despacito " by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber It also topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ranking as the best-performing single of Post Malone and Ariana Grande were the only acts to have multiple number-one songs in , with two apiece.