Saturday, January 24, 2009


Mariah Carey earned her 18th No. 1 song, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" was finally released and Lil Wayne sold over a million albums in a week. It's been quite a year in music. Where did your favorites land on Billboard's definitive year-end charts? What albums did our critics pick as 2008's best? Find out all of that and more as Billboard tallies 2008 in charts, tours, news, and great music both here and in the special Year In Music and Touring issue of Billboard Magazine.

Top Hot 100 Hits of 2008
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This is a list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 2008.[1]
Position Song Artist
1 "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
2 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis
3 "No One" Alicia Keys
4 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
5 "Apologize" Timbaland presents OneRepublic
6 "No Air" Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
7 "Love Song" Sara Bareilles
8 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy
9 "With You" Chris Brown
10 "Forever" Chris Brown
11 "Sexy Can I" Ray J featuring Yung Berg
12 "Take a Bow" Rihanna
13 "Viva la Vida" Coldplay
14 "I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry (tie)
15 "Whatever You Like" T.I. (tie)
16 "Disturbia" Rihanna
17 "Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna
18 "Pocketful of Sunshine" Natasha Bedingfield
19 "Kiss Kiss" Chris Brown featuring T-Pain
20 "Closer" Ne-Yo
21 "Bubbly" Colbie Caillat
22 "Touch My Body" Mariah Carey
23 "4 Minutes" Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
24 "So What" P!nk
25 "Paralyzer" Finger Eleven
26 "Clumsy" Fergie
27 "I'm Yours" Jason Mraz
28 "Leavin'" Jesse McCartney
29 "Dangerous" Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon
30 "Tattoo" Jordin Sparks
31 "See You Again" Miley Cyrus
32 "Shake It" Metro Station
33 "Stop and Stare" OneRepublic
34 "Take You There" Sean Kingston
35 "Paper Planes" M.I.A.
36 "Hot N Cold" Katy Perry
37 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna
38 "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" Plies featuring Ne-Yo
39 "American Boy" Estelle featuring Kanye West
40 "Got Money" Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain
41 "Our Song" Taylor Swift
42 "Damaged" Danity Kane
43 "A Milli" Lil Wayne
44 "Sorry" Buckcherry
45 "Independent" Webbie featuring Lil Phat and Lil Boosie
46 "Can't Believe It" T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne
47 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
48 "Teardrops on My Guitar" Taylor Swift
49 "When I Grow Up" Pussycat Dolls
50 "Sensual Seduction" Snoop Dogg
51 "What You Got" Colby O'Donis featuring Akon
52 "It's Not My Time" 3 Doors Down
53 "Better In Time" Leona Lewis
54 "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
55 "Shadow of the Day" Linkin Park
56 "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" Wyclef Jean featuring Akon, Lil Wayne, and NIIA
57 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo
58 "Fall for You" Secondhand Serenade
59 "In the Ayer" Flo Rida featuring
60 "Say" John Mayer
61 "One Step at a Time" Jordin Sparks
62 "Hate That I Love You" Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo
63 "Superstar" Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos
64 "Suffocate" J. Holiday
65 "Let It Rock" Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne
66 "Get Like Me" David Banner featuring Chris Brown
67 "Realize" Colbie Caillat
68 "Put On" Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West
69 "The Time of My Life" David Cook
70 "Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)" Three 6 Mafia featuring Project Pat, Young D, and Superpower
71 "Cyclone" Baby Bash featuring T-Pain
72 "Love like This" Natasha Bedingfield featuring Sean Kingston
73 "Burnin' Up" Jonas Brothers
74 "Love Lockdown" Kanye West
75 "I Luv Your Girl" The-Dream
76 "Crush" David Archuleta
77 "Hypnotized" Plies featuring Akon
78 "Big Girls Don't Cry" Fergie
79 "Good Life" Kanye West featuring T-Pain
80 "Womanizer" Britney Spears
81 "Love Story" Taylor Swift
82 "Just Fine" Mary J. Blige
83 "Piece of Me" Britney Spears
84 "The Boss" Rick Ro$$ featuring T-Pain
85 "All Summer Long" Kid Rock
86 "Can't Help but Wait" Trey Songz
87 "In Love with a Girl" Gavin DeGraw
88 "My Life" The Game featuring Lil Wayne
89 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
90 "Flashing Lights" Kanye West featuring Dwele
91 "Mrs. Officer" Lil Wayne featuring Bobby Valentino
92 "7 Things" Miley Cyrus
93 "You're Gonna Miss This" Trace Adkins
94 "Love Remains the Same" Gavin Rossdale
95 "Feels Like Tonight" Daughtry
96 "The Way I Are" Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E.
97 "Addicted" Saving Abel
98 "Into the Night" Santana featuring Chad Kroeger
99 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
100 "She Got It" 2 Pistols featuring T-Pain and Tay Dizm

Colors pertaining to the song's number indicated the number of weeks it spent on the Hot 100. Notice that during the strike, only one song held the top position.[clarification needed]

* Low spent 10 consecutive weeks at top.
* Whatever You Like and I Kissed a Girl have spent seven weeks at top both, however, the latter song spent more consecutive weeks.
* Live Your Life spent six non-consecutive total at top.

[edit] References

1. ^ "Billboard Charts - Year-end Singles - Hot 100 Songs". Billboard magazine (December 2008). Retrieved on 2008-12-16.

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US Singles Charts - Top Songs of 2008

Chart Chart Name Genre #1
Top Hits Online Top 100 Songs of 2008 Pop Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
Billboard The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Flo Rida f/ T-Pain - "Low"
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs HipHop Alicia Keys - "Like You'll Never See Me Again"
Radio & Records Top 100 Songs Pop Flo Rida f/ T-Pain - "Low"
Radio & Records Top CHR/Top 40 Songs Pop Flo Rida f/ T-Pain - "Low"
Billboard Pop 100 Songs Pop Flo Rida f/ T-Pain - "Low"
Billboard Hot Rap Songs Rap Lil Wayne f/ Static Major - "Lollipop"
Radio & Records Top AC Songs AC Sara Bareilles - "Love Song"
Radio & Records Hot AC Songs AC Sara Bareilles - "Love Song"
Radio & Records Top Rhythmic Songs HipHop Flo Rida f/ T-Pain - "Low"
Radio & Records Top Country Songs Country James Otto - "Just Got Started Lovin' You" Top Singles of 2008 Pop Radiohead - "Reckoner" Best Songs of 2008 - Country Country Justin Townes Earle - "Hard Livin'" Best Songs of 2008 - Pop Pop Estelle - "American Boy" The Best Songs of 2008 Pop Two lists on this page
Last.FM Best of 2008 Pop Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
Pitchfork The 100 Best Tracks of 2008 Pop Hercules & Love Affair - "Blind"
Radio & Records Top Alternative Songs Alternative Foo Fighters - "Let It Die"
Radio & Records Top Active Rock Songs Rock Saving Abel - "Addicted"
Radio & Records Top Triple A Songs Adult Jack Johnson - "If I Had Eyes"
Radio & Records Top Urban Songs HipHop Lil Wayne f/ Static Major - "Lollipop" Best Songs of 2008 - R&B R&B Kanye West - "Love Lockdown" Best Songs of 2008 - Hip Hop HipHop Jay-Z - "Swagga Like Us" Best Songs of 2008 - Rock Rock Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
Radio & Records Top Christian CHR Songs Christian The Afters - "Never Going Back To Ok" Best Songs of 2008 - Alternative Alternative Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal"
Billboard Hot Adult R&B Songs R&B Jaheim - "Never"
Radio & Records Top Christian AC Songs Christian Matthew West - "You Are Everything"
Radio & Records Top Christian Rock Songs Christian Skillet - "Whispers In The Dark"
Radio & Records Top Latin Pop Songs Latin Juanes - "Gotas De Agua Dulce"
Radio & Records Top Smooth Jazz Songs Jazz Jessy J - "Tequila Moon"
Radio & Records Top Urban AC Songs R&B Jaheim - "Never"
Radio & Records Top Rap Songs HipHop Lil Wayne f/ Static Major - "Lollipop"
Top 20 Songs Top Songs of 2008 Pop T.I. f/ Rihanna - "Live Your Life" Best Songs of 2008 - Christian Christian Brandon Heath - "Give Me Your Eyes" Best Songs of 2008 - Dance Dance Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - "Rej" Best Songs of 2008 - Latin Latin Pacifika - "Me Cai"
Radio & Records Top Soft/AC Inspirational Songs Christian Chris Tomlin - "Jesus Messiah"
Radio & Records Top Latin Rhythm Songs Latin Flex - "Te Quiero" Top 20 Country Music Songs of 2008 Country Songs listed in alphabetical order
Radio & Records Top Gospel Songs Gospel Marvin Sapp - "Never Would Have Made It"
Radio & Records Top Regional Mexican Songs Latin Los Dareyes De La Sierra - "Hasta El Dia De Hoy"
Radio & Records Top Latin Rock/Alternative Songs Latin Volver A Comenzar - "Cafe Tacvba"
Radio & Records Top Tropical Songs Latin Gilberto Santa Rosa - "Conteo Regresivo"
Time Magazine Top 10 Songs Pop Kanye West - "Love Lockdown"
Free Music Downloader Top 50 Songs of 2008 Pop Estelle f/ Kanye West - "American Boy"

Hot 100 number-one hits of 2008 (United States)
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Singer Katy Perry earned her US first number-one single, "I Kissed a Girl", this year. The single became the 1,000th number-one song of the rock era.

The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Published by Billboard magazine, the data are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, and airplays. In 2008, there were 14 singles that topped the chart,[1] in 52 issues of the magazine.

Rapper Flo Rida's "Low" is the longest-running single in 2008, staying at number one for 10 consecutive weeks, longer than any single had achieved in 2007 since R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles' single "Irreplaceable" charted for 10 straight weeks starting in late 2006.[2][3] "Low" is the best-performing single of 2008 in the United States, ranking number one of the Billboard Top Hot 100 Songs.[4] Other singles in a multiple chart run include Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl", which stayed at the top spot for seven straight weeks,[1] and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like", which topped the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks.[5]

In 2008, seven acts gained each a first US number-one single, namely: Flo Rida, Leona Lewis, Lil Wayne, Coldplay, and Perry, all of whom were lead artists,[6][7][8][9][10] and Young Jeezy and Static Major as featured guests. T.I. earned his first number-one single as lead artist with "Whatever You Like".[11] He also had the most weeks on top with 13, combining his two singles "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life", the latter of which charted at number one for six non-consecutive weeks.[1][12] R&B singer Rihanna, who is featured in "Live Your Life", appeared in three number-one singles in 2008, and T.I. in two.

Highlights in the 2008 Billboard Hot 100 issues include pop singer Britney Spears' "Womanizer", which is noted for its record-breaking number-96-to-number-one ascent on the chart. This is the first time Spears scored another number-one single in nearly 10 years.[13] Pop singer Mariah Carey's earned her 18th US number-one single with "Touch My Body", which surpassed late Elvis Presley into possession of the second rank for artists with most number-ones in the rock era.[14][15] Singer Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" earned her the recognition of being the third female British act to have topped the Billboard Hot 100 with a debut single in the entire rock era, which began in 1955.[16] "Bleeding Love", which is nominated for Record of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards alongside "Viva la Vida",[17] emerged as 2008's top-selling single in both the United States and the United Kingdom.[18][19] Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" became the 1,000th number-one song of the rock era.[10] Although it occupied seven of summer's thirteen weeks, critics remained divided over which is 2008's Song of the Summer.[20][21][22][23]

[edit] Chart history
Rapper Flo Rida's "Low" featuring T-Pain is the best-performing and longest-running single of 2008, staying 10 straight weeks atop the chart.
Pop singer Mariah Carey scored her 18th number-one single with "Touch My Body", ranking second for artists with most number-ones in the entire rock era.
Pop singer Leona Lewis earned her first US number-one single, becoming third-ever female British act to top the Billboard Hot 100 with a debut single in the entire rock era.
Pop singer Britney Spears gained another US number-one single in nearly ten years.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 5 "Low" Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain [6]
January 12 [24]
January 19 [25]
January 26 [26]
February 2 [27]
February 9 [28]
February 16 [29]
February 23 [30]
March 1 [31]
March 8 [2]
March 15 "Love in This Club" Usher
featuring Young Jeezy [32]
March 22 [33]
March 29 [34]
April 5 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [7]
April 12 "Touch My Body" Mariah Carey [14][15]
April 19 [35]
April 26 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [36]
May 3 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne
featuring Static Major [8]
May 10 "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis [37]
May 17 [38]
May 24 "Take a Bow" Rihanna [39][40]
May 31 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne
featuring Static Major [41]
June 7 [42]
June 14 [43]
June 21 [44]
June 28 "Viva la Vida" Coldplay [9][45]
July 5 "I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry [46][10]
July 12 [47]
July 19 [48]
July 26 [49]
August 2 [50]
August 9 [51]
August 16 [52]
August 23 "Disturbia" Rihanna [53]
August 30 [54]
September 6 "Whatever You Like" T.I. [11]
September 13 [55]
September 20 [56]
September 27 "So What" Pink [57]
October 4 "Whatever You Like" T.I. [58]
October 11 [59]
October 18 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna [60]
October 25 "Womanizer" Britney Spears [61][62]
November 1 "Whatever You Like" T.I. [63]
November 8 [5]
November 15 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna [64]
November 22 [65]
November 29 [66]
December 6 [67]
December 13 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé [68]
December 20 "Live Your Life" T.I. featuring Rihanna [12]
December 27 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé [69]

R&B number-one hits of 2008 (USA)
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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 2008.

Note that Billboard publishes charts with an issue date approximately 7-10 days in advance.

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Issue Date Song Artist
January 5 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
January 12 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
January 19 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
January 26 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
February 2 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
February 9 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
February 16 "Like You'll Never See Me Again" Alicia Keys
February 23 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
March 1 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
March 8 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
March 15 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
March 22 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
March 29 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
April 5 "I Remember" Keyshia Cole
April 12 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy
April 19 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy
April 26 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy
May 3 "Love in This Club" Usher featuring Young Jeezy
May 10 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
May 17 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
May 24 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
May 31 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
June 7 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
June 14 "Lollipop" Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
June 21 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
June 28 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
July 5 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
July 12 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
July 19 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
July 26 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
August 2 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
August 9 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
August 16 "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole
August 23 "A Milli" Lil Wayne
August 30 "Take a Bow" Rihanna
September 6 "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan
September 13 "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan
September 20 "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan
September 27 "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan
October 4 "Whatever You Like" T.I.
October 11 "Whatever You Like" T.I.
October 18 "Whatever You Like" T.I.
October 25 "Spotlight" Jennifer Hudson
November 1 "Spotlight" Jennifer Hudson
November 8 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo
November 15 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo
November 22 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo
November 29[1] "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé
December 6 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé
December 13 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé
December 20 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé
December 27 "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé

How We Chart The Year

Annual Recaps Take The Spotlight As Billboard Tracks Top Artists And Titles Of 2008
See All 400+ Year-End Charts

By Silvio Pietroluongo

Billboard continues an annual holiday tradition by offering a bounty of year-end charts in this Year in Music & Touring report.

Once again the total number of year-end recaps reaches 251 in our print pages, matching our 2007 roundup, while a total of 416 tallies are available at and

Joining the printed lineup this year are airplay rankings for the following song charts: Mainstream Top 40, Mainstream R&B, Rap, Christian AC, Gospel Songs and Smooth Jazz Songs.

Those additions boost the chart-topping honors this year for acts including Rihanna, Lil Wayne, MercyMe, Marvin Sapp and Paul Hardcastle.

Exclusive to and are a host of charts, including Top Alternative Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Blues Albums, Top Bluegrass Albums, Top Reggae Albums, Top DVD Sales, Hot Triple A Songs and Pop 100 Airplay.

As before, each of the year-end music tallies represent aggregated numbers from the pertinent weekly charts that were compiled for each artist, title and music company.

Most of those numbers are based on data from Nielsen Music, with sales of physical and digital product compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, and radio airplay and digital streams measured by Nielsen BDS. The ringtones/ringmasters categories are based on sales tracked by Nielsen RingScan.

The entire Billboard charts department has a hand in compiling the Year in Music lists. At the center of this effort is chart manager Anthony Colombo, who handles special feature recaps throughout the year, with charts production manager Michael Cusson, associate production manager Alex Vitoulis and associate director of charts Raphael George each playing key roles. Box-
score chart manager Bob Allen compiles the Year in Touring charts.

The rankings for BDS- and SoundScan-based music charts reflect airplay or sales during the weeks that titles appeared on the respective lists during the tracking period. This includes activity during unpublished weeks for those lists that print every other week. The 2008 chart year began with last year's Dec. 1 issue and ended with the Nov. 29, 2008, issue, making it one of the rare years when the chart calendar totals 53 weeks.

Sales or airplay registered before or after a title's chart run are not considered in these standings. That detail, and the December-November time period, account for some of the differences between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are compiled independently by either SoundScan or BDS.

Artist, imprint, label and distributor categories for all genres reflect accumulated chart performance for all titles on the pertinent chart.

The umbrella "label" categories refer to the distributing labels and/or promotion labels listed on our weekly charts. If only one label appears on a chart listing, that company counts as both "imprint" and "label" for that title.

Certain airplay categories-Mainstream Top 40, Rhythmic, Modern Rock, AC, Adult Top 40, Dance, Mainstream R&B, Adult R&B, Rap, Christian AC, Gospel, Mainstream Rock and Contemporary Jazz-are based on accumulated BDS-monitored plays for each week a song appeared on the chart.

Similarly, the Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot Country Songs and Hot Latin Songs (and the four related Latin-format airplay charts) are determined by adding up the total number of gross impressions, as determined by BDS by cross-referencing exact time of airplay with Arbitron listener data, for each week a track charted.

The Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs categories reflect accumulated radio and sales points, based specifically on BDS and Nielsen SoundScan data, respectively. For the Hot 100, points from streamed music on AOL and Yahoo also shape the standings.

Hot Soundtrack Singles are the top-ranked Hot 100 songs in cases when the song's success can be directly traced to its inclusion on the soundtrack to a movie or TV show.

For the pop, country and R&B/hip-hop categories that combine data from album and singles charts, formulas have been weighted so that the sales units tallied on the Billboard 200, Top Country Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, respectively, have parity with the specific chart points that construct each week's Billboard Hot 100, Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The Dance Club Play rankings are based on an inverse point system, with titles collecting points based on rank for each week they were on the chart.

The publishing categories reflect accumulated points for all charted songs on the applicable weekly charts. If a song is held by more than one publisher, points are divided equally among those companies.

In the Publishing Corporation category, parent companies receive 100% of the points from publishers in which they own at least 50% equity and 25% of the points compiled by publishers that they administer but do not own.

Changes to note in the 2008 recaps:

o Accompanying label listings on the top artists rankings are limited to the label to which each artist is signed. An artist's title count will still include all charting efforts, even those recorded on other labels.

o On the song charts, titles on Virgin, Blue Note and Astralwerks are now part of the Capitol promotion label, while Capitol is the distributing label for Virgin titles on the album charts.

o As of July 1, EMI Music Marketing became the distributor of Welk Music Group labels, including Vanguard and Sugar Hill.

o Universal Latino is now known as Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

Romeo Reardon says:
Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 5:08:18 PM
“I have to disagree with the song listed #1 on Hot Dance Club Play Tracks... while Bob Sinclair and Erin Hamilton are both worthy of being #1, Madonna (4 Minutes) and Donna Summer (Stamp Your Feet) were the only 2 songs on this chart for the year to hit #1 twice (not to mention in consecutive weeks, respectively).

As a DJ, I have even had the Madonna and Donna Summer songs requested more often than any other song on the chart. Not once has anyone requested the Bob Sinclair song. I had requests for Erin Hamilton, but to the amount of Madonna and Donna.

The chart here is stated to based on statistics, but I think Billboard missed the mark on this one.

Billboard Year-End number-ones

[edit] Top Pop Artists

Top Pop Artists (singles & albums) (1982-present)

* 1982 - Michael Jackson
* 1983 - Michael Jackson
* 1984 - Prince
* 1985 - Madonna
* 1986 - Whitney Houston
* 1987 - Whitney Houston
* 1988 - George Michael
* 1989 - Bobby Brown
* 1990 - M.C. Hammer
* 1991 - Mariah Carey
* 1992 - Garth Brooks
* 1993 - Garth Brooks
* 1994 - Ace of Base
* 1995 - TLC
* 1996 - Alanis Morissette
* 1997 - LeAnn Rimes
* 1998 - Usher
* 1999 - Backstreet Boys
* 2000 - Destiny's Child
* 2001 - Destiny's Child
* 2002 - Nelly
* 2003 - 50 Cent [1]
* 2004 - Usher
* 2005 - 50 Cent
* 2006 - Chris Brown [2]
* 2007 - Akon [3]
* 2008 - Chris Brown

[edit] Singles and Albums

Singles: Best Sellers in Stores (1955-1958), Billboard Hot 100 (1958-present)
Albums: Top LPs, Top Pop Albums (1956-1992), Billboard 200 (1992-present)

Year Top single Top album
1946 "Prisoner of Love"
Perry Como —
1947 "Near You"
Francis Craig —
1948 "Twelfth Street Rag"
Pee Wee Hunt —
1949 "Ghost Riders In The Sky"
Vaughn Monroe —
1950 "Goodnight, Irene"
Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers —
1951 "Too Young"
Nat King Cole —
1952 "Blue Tango"
Leroy Anderson —
1953 "Thats Amore"
Dean Martin —
1954 "Little Things Mean a Lot"
Kitty Kallen —
1955 "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"
Perez Prado —
1956 "Heartbreak Hotel"
Elvis Presley Calypso [4]
Harry Belafonte
1957 "All Shook Up"
Elvis Presley My Fair Lady [5]
Original Cast
1958 "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu)"
Domenico Modugno My Fair Lady [6]
1959 "The Battle of New Orleans"
Johnny Horton Music from Peter Gunn[7]
Henry Mancini
1960 "Theme from A Summer Place"
Percy Faith The Sound of Music[8]
Original Cast
1961 "Tossin' and Turnin'"
Bobby Lewis Camelot [9]
Original Cast
1962 "Stranger on the Shore"
Mr. Acker Bilk West Side Story [10]
1963 "Sugar Shack"
Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs West Side Story [11]
1964 "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
The Beatles Hello, Dolly! [12]
Original Cast
1965 "Wooly Bully"
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs Mary Poppins [13]
1966 "Ballad of the Green Berets"
SSgt Barry Sadler Whipped Cream and Other Delights [14]
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
1967 "To Sir, With Love"
Lulu More of The Monkees [15]
The Monkees
1968 "Hey Jude"
The Beatles Are You Experienced [16]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1969 "Sugar, Sugar"
The Archies In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [17]
Iron Butterfly
1970 "Bridge over Troubled Water"
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water [18]
Simon and Garfunkel
1971 "Joy to the World"
Three Dog Night Jesus Christ Superstar [19]
1972 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Roberta Flack Harvest [20]
Neil Young
1973 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree"
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando The World Is a Ghetto [21]
1974 "The Way We Were"
Barbra Streisand Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [22]
Elton John
1975 "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Captain & Tennille Elton John's Greatest Hits [23]
Elton John
1976 "Silly Love Songs"
Wings Frampton Comes Alive [24]
Peter Frampton
1977 "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
Rod Stewart Rumours [25]
Fleetwood Mac
1978 "Shadow Dancing"
Andy Gibb Saturday Night Fever [26]
1979 "My Sharona"
The Knack 52nd Street [27]
Billy Joel
1980 "Call Me"
Blondie The Wall [28]
Pink Floyd
1981 "Bette Davis Eyes"
Kim Carnes Hi Infidelity [29]
REO Speedwagon
1982 "Physical"
Olivia Newton-John Asia [30]
1983 "Every Breath You Take"
The Police Thriller [31]
Michael Jackson
1984 "When Doves Cry"
Prince Thriller [32]
Michael Jackson
1985 "Careless Whisper"
Wham! featuring George Michael Born in the U.S.A. [33]
Bruce Springsteen
1986 "That's What Friends Are For"
Dionne and Friends Whitney Houston [34]
Whitney Houston
1987 "Walk Like an Egyptian"
Bangles Slippery When Wet [35]
Bon Jovi
1988 "Faith"
George Michael Faith [36]
George Michael
1989 "Look Away"
Chicago Don't Be Cruel [37]
Bobby Brown
1990 "Hold On"
Wilson Phillips Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 [38]
Janet Jackson
1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
Bryan Adams Mariah Carey [39]
Mariah Carey
1992 "End of the Road"
Boyz II Men Ropin' the Wind [40]
Garth Brooks
1993 "I Will Always Love You"
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard [41]
1994 "The Sign"
Ace of Base The Sign [42]
Ace of Base
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise"
Coolio featuring L.V. Cracked Rear View [43]
Hootie and the Blowfish
1996 "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
Los del Río Jagged Little Pill [44]
Alanis Morissette
1997 "Candle in the Wind 1997" /"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
Elton John Spice [45]
Spice Girls
1998 "Too Close"
Next Titanic [46]
1999 "Believe"
Cher Millennium [47]
Backstreet Boys
2000 "Breathe"
Faith Hill No Strings Attached [48]
'N Sync
2001 "Hanging by a Moment"
Lifehouse 1 [49]
The Beatles
2002 "How You Remind Me"
Nickelback The Eminem Show [50]
2003 "In da Club"
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Trying [51]
50 Cent
2004 "Yeah!"
Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris Confessions [52]
2005 "We Belong Together"
Mariah Carey The Massacre [53]
50 Cent
2006 "Bad Day"
Daniel Powter Some Hearts [54]
Carrie Underwood
2007 "Irreplaceable"
Beyoncé Daughtry [55]
2008 "Low"
Flo Rida featuring T-Pain As I Am [56]
Alicia Keys

[edit] Country

Country: Hot Country Singles/Singles & Tracks/Songs (1946-present)
Country: Hot Country Albums (1965-present)

Year Top single Top album
1946 "New Spanish Two Step"
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys —
1947 "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan —
1948 "Bouquet of Roses"
Eddy Arnold —
1949 "Lovesick Blues"
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys —
1950 "I'm Movin' On"
Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys —
1951 "Cold, Cold Heart"
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys —
1952 "The Wild Side of Life"
Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys —
1953 "Kaw-Liga"
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys —
1954 "I Don't Hurt Anymore"
Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys —
1955 "In the Jailhouse Now"
Webb Pierce —
1956 "Crazy Arms"
Ray Price —
1957 "Gone"
Ferlin Husky —
1958 "Oh Lonesome Me/I Can't Stop Loving You"
Don Gibson —
1959 "The Battle of New Orleans"
Johnny Horton —
1960 "Please Help Me I'm Falling"
Hank Locklin —
1961 "I Fall to Pieces"
Patsy Cline —
1962 "Wolverton Mountain"
Claude King —
1963 "Still"
Bill Anderson —
1964 "My Heart Skips a Beat"
Buck Owens —
1965 "What's He Doing in My World"
Eddy Arnold I've Got a Tiger By the Tail
Buck Owens
1966 "Almost Persuaded"
David Houston My World
Eddy Arnold
1967 "All the Time"
Jack Greene There Goes My Everything
Jack Greene
1968 "Folsom Prison Blues"
Johnny Cash By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Glen Campbell
1969 "My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)"
Bill Anderson Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell
1970 "Hello Darlin'"
Conway Twitty The Best of Charley Pride
Charley Pride
1971 "Easy Loving"
Freddie Hart Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson
1972 "My Hang-Up Is You"
Freddie Hart The Best of Charley Pride Vol. 2
Charley Pride
1973 "You've Never Been This Far Before"
Conway Twitty Behind Closed Doors
Charlie Rich
1974 "There Won't Be Anymore"
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
Charlie Rich
1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy"
Glen Campbell Back Home Again
John Denver
1976 "Convoy"
C.W. McCall The Sound in Your Mind
Willie Nelson
1977 "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)"
Waylon Jennings Ol' Waylon
Waylon Jennings
1978 "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson Stardust
Willie Nelson
1979 "I Just Fall in Love Again"
Anne Murray The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
1980 "My Heart"
Ronnie Milsap The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
1981 "Fire and Smoke"
Earl Thomas Conley 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Dolly Parton
1982 "Always on My Mind"
Willie Nelson Always on My Mind
Willie Nelson
1983 "Jose Cuervo"
Shelly West Mountain Music
1984 "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson Don't Cheat in Our Hometown
Ricky Skaggs
1985 "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)"
Ronnie Milsap 40-Hour Week
1986 "Never Be You"
Rosanne Cash Rockin' with the Rhythm
The Judds
1987 "Give Me Wings"
Michael Johnson Storms of Life
Randy Travis
1988 "Don't Close Your Eyes"
Keith Whitley Always & Forever
Randy Travis
1989 "A Better Man"
Clint Black Loving Proof
Ricky Van Shelton
1990 "Nobody's Home"
Clint Black Killin' Time
Clint Black
1991 "Don't Rock the Jukebox"
Alan Jackson No Fences
Garth Brooks
1992 "I Saw the Light"
Wynonna Judd Ropin' the Wind
Garth Brooks
1993 "Chattahoochee"
Alan Jackson Some Gave All
Billy Ray Cyrus
1994 "I Swear"
John Michael Montgomery Not a Moment Too Soon
Tim McGraw
1995 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"
John Michael Montgomery The Hits
Garth Brooks
1996 "My Maria"
Brooks & Dunn The Woman in Me
Shania Twain
1997 "It's Your Love"
Tim McGraw (with Faith Hill) Blue
LeAnn Rimes
1998 "Just to See You Smile"
Tim McGraw Sevens
Garth Brooks
1999 "Amazed"
Lonestar Come on Over
Shania Twain
2000 "How Do You Like Me Now?!"
Toby Keith Fly
Dixie Chicks
2001 "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You"
Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits
Tim McGraw
2002 "The Good Stuff"
Kenny Chesney O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2003 "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett Up!
Shania Twain
2004 "Live Like You Were Dying"
Tim McGraw Shock'n Y'all
Toby Keith
2005 "That's What I Love About Sunday"
Craig Morgan Greatest Hits
Shania Twain
2006 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)"
Rodney Atkins Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood
2007 "Watching You"
Rodney Atkins Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood
2008 "Just Got Started Lovin' You"
James Otto Long Road out of Eden

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