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These all-time rankings are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 (from its launch on Aug. 4, 1958 through Oct. 10, 2015) and Billboard 200 (from Aug. 17, 1963 — when we combined our two leading pop album album charts for stereo and mono releases into one all-encompassing weekly chart — through Oct. 10, 2015). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower rungs earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are ranked based on the combined point totals, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 or Billboard 200 chart entries.

GREATEST OF ALL TIME HOT 100 SINGLES

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Chubby Checker The Twist Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
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Santana Featuring Rob Thomas Smooth Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Smooth
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Bobby Darin Mack The Knife Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
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LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
How Do I Live
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LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Party Rock Anthem Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Party Rock Anthem
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The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Gotta Feeling
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Los Del Rio Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
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Olivia Newton-John Physical Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
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Debby Boone You Light Up My Life Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
You Light Up My Life
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The Beatles Hey Jude Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Hey Jude
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Mariah Carey We Belong Together Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
We Belong Together
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Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Uptown Funk! Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Uptown Funk!
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
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Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Un-Break My Heart
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Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris Yeah! Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Yeah!
Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
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Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Bette Davis Eyes
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Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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Rod Stewart Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
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Jewel Foolish Games/You Were Meant For Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Foolish Games/You Were Meant For Me
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Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It For You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
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Boyz II Men I'Ll Make Love To You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I'Ll Make Love To You
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Percy Faith And His Orchestra The Theme From "A Summer Place" Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
The Theme From "A Summer Place"
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Chic Le Freak Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Le Freak
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Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
How Deep Is Your Love
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Survivor Eye Of The Tiger Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Eye Of The Tiger
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Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris We Found Love Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
We Found Love
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Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain Low Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
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Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
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Andy Gibb I Just Want To Be Your Everything Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Just Want To Be Your Everything
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Next Too Close Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Too Close
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The Police Every Breath You Take Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Every Breath You Take
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Gotye Featuring Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Somebody That I Used To Know
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Irene Cara Flashdance...What A Feeling Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Flashdance...What A Feeling
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Adele Rolling In The Deep Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Rolling In The Deep
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Bobby Lewis Tossin' And Turnin' Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Tossin' And Turnin'
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Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
The Battle Of New Orleans
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Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men One Sweet Day Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
One Sweet Day
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
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Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Truly Madly Deeply
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Wings Silly Love Songs Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Silly Love Songs
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Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Let's Get It On
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Bee Gees Night Fever Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Night Fever
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Queen Another One Bites The Dust Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Another One Bites The Dust
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Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson Say Say Say Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Say Say Say
Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson
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Nickelback How You Remind Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
How You Remind Me
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Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
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Four Tops It's All In The Game Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
It's All In The Game
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The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Want To Hold Your Hand
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Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Shadow Dancing
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Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Call Me Maybe
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Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell Blurred Lines Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
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Elton John Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight
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Alicia Keys No One Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
No One
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Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Will Always Love You
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Boyz II Men End Of The Road Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
End Of The Road
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The Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Boom Boom Pow
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Blondie Call Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Call Me
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Mario Let Me Love You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Let Me Love You
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Bee Gees Stayin' Alive Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Stayin' Alive
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Kenny Rogers Lady Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Lady
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Ke$ha Tik Tok Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Tik Tok
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The Monkees I'm A Believer Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I'm A Believer
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Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx Gold Digger Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Gold Digger
Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx
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Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic Apologize Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Apologize
Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
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Ace Of Base The Sign Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
The Sign
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The J. Geils Band Centerfold Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Centerfold
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John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
(Just Like) Starting Over
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Lorde Royals Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Royals
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Brandy & Monica The Boy Is Mine Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
The Boy Is Mine
Brandy & Monica
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Stevie B Because I Love You (The Postman Song) Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N Roll Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Love Rock 'N Roll
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Meghan Trainor All About That Bass Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
All About That Bass
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The 5th Dimension Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
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Tag Team Whoomp! (There It Is) Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Whoomp! (There It Is)
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Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
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Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Ebony And Ivory
Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder
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Paula Abdul Rush Rush Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Rush Rush
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Dionne & Friends That's What Friends Are For Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
That's What Friends Are For
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Pharrell Williams Happy Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Happy
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Diana Ross Upside Down Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Upside Down
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The Archies Sugar, Sugar Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Sugar, Sugar
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Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Just The Way You Are
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Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland Dilemma Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Dilemma
Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
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Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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Shania Twain You're Still The One Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
You're Still The One
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Michael Jackson Billie Jean Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Billie Jean
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Donna Summer Hot Stuff Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Hot Stuff
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Coolio Featuring L.V. Gangsta's Paradise Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio Featuring L.V.
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The Steve Miller Band Abracadabra Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Abracadabra
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Carly Simon You're So Vain Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
You're So Vain
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Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Play That Funky Music
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Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Say You, Say Me
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The Knack My Sharona Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
My Sharona
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Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
All Night Long (All Night)
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Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Nothing Compares 2 U
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All-4-One I Swear Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I Swear
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Mary J. Blige Family Affair Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Family Affair
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Foreigner Waiting For A Girl Like You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Waiting For A Girl Like You
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Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires Are You Lonesome To-Night? Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Are You Lonesome To-Night?
Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
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Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Killing Me Softly With His Song
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John Cougar Hurts So Good Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Hurts So Good
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Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112 I'Ll Be Missing You Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
I'Ll Be Missing You
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
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Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J Dark Horse Billboard Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs
Dark Horse
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
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