As the Hot 100 celebrates its 55th birthday, Billboard takes a look at the new artists and songs that have crashed the all-time leaders list since the chart's golden birthday in 2008. Meanwhile, a historic classic remains the survey's top song.

"The Twist" is still the Billboard Hot 100's all-time top song, but there are some additional twists in the rankings of the top songs and artists since the last time Billboard celebrated a milestone in the chart's storied archives.

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