The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July 2015. This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming, is readily available on a real-time basis, is also tracked on a Friday to Thursday cycle effective with the chart dated July 17, 2021[1] (previously Monday to Sunday and before July 2015, Wednesday to Tuesday. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays but post-dated to the following Saturday.

The first number one song of the Billboard Hot 100 was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, on August 4, 1958. As of the issue for the week ending on July 24, 2021, the Billboard Hot 100 has had 1,126 different number one entries. The chart’s current number-one song is “Permission to Dance” by BTS.[3]


1              Poor Little Fool                                    Ricky Nelson

2              Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré)      Domenico Modugno

3              Patricia                                                  Perez Prado And His Orchestra

4              Splish Splash                                        Bobby Darin

5              When                                                     Kalin Twins

6              My True Love                                      Jack Scott

7              Hard Headed Woman                        Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires

8              Rebel-‘rouser                                         Duane Eddy His Twangy Guitar And The Rebels

9              Just A Dream                                       Jimmy Clanton And His Rockets

9              Willie And The Hand Jive                 The Johnny Otis Show

11           Yakety Yak                                          The Coasters

12           If Dreams Came True                         Pat Boone

13           Fever                                                      Peggy Lee

14           Little Star                                              The Elegants

15           Ginger Bread                                        Frankie Avalon

16           Everybody Loves A Lover                Doris Day

17           One Summer Night                              The Danleers

18           Born Too Late                                     Poni-Tails

19           Left Right Out Of Your Heart (Hi Lee Hi Lo Hi Lup Up Up)     Patti Page

20           Endless Sleep                                       Jody Reynolds

21           Western Movies                                   The Olympics

22           Guess Things Happen That Way     Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two

23           For Your Precious Love                     Jerry Butler and The Impressions

24           Early In The Morning                         The Rinky-Dinks

25           Somebody Touched Me                     Buddy Knox with the Rhythm Orchids

26           Are You Really Mine                         Jimmie Rodgers

27           Do You Want To Dance                    Bobby Freeman

28           A Certain Smile                                   Johnny Mathis

29           Enchanted Island                                The Four Lads

30           Moon Talk                                            Perry Como

31           What Am I Living For                        Chuck Willis

32           Think It Over                                        The Crickets

33           Rock-in Robin                                      Bobby Day

34           Bird Dog                                                The Everly Brothers

35           Stupid Cupid                                        Connie Francis

36           Blue Blue Day                                     Don Gibson

37           Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)      Dean Martin

38           Chantilly Lace                                     Big Bopper

39           Angel Baby                                          Dean Martin

40           Early In The Morning                         Buddy Holly

41           Secretly                                                  Jimmie Rodgers

42           Susie Darlin’                                          Robin Luke

43           Devoted To You                                  The Everly Brothers

44           Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes  Bobby Freeman

45           Blue Boy                                               Jim Reeves

46           Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)  Nat King Cole

47           The Purple People Eater                    Sheb Wooley

48           You Cheated                                        The Slades

49           Failing                                                    Clyde McPhatter

50           Itchy Twitchy Feeling                         Bobby Hendricks

51           Alone With You                                  Faron Young

52           Summertime Blues                              Eddie Cochran

53           Over And Over                                     Bobby Day

54           Don’t Ask Me Why                             Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires

55           The Freeze                                            Tony And Joe

56           Leroy                                                     Jack Scott

57           That’s How Much I Love You          Pat Boone

58           Drip Drop                                              The Drifters

59           No Chemise, Please                            Gerry Granahan

60           I Wonder Why                                     Dion & The Belmonts

61           Win Your Love For Me                     Sam Cooke

62           Crazy Eyes For You                            Bobby Hamilton

63           Return To Me                                       Dean Martin

64           You Need Hands                                 Eydie Gorme

65           Padre                                                      Toni Arden                                                          

66           High School Confidential                  Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano

67           Lean Jean                                              Bill Haley And His Comets

68           You’re Making A Mistake                 The Platters

69           By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Jimmy Bowen with the Rhythm Orchids

70           Try The Impossible                             Lee Andrews And The Hearts

71           Midnight                                                Paul Anka

72           Little Mary                                           Fats Domino

73           Tears On My Pillow                             Little Anthony And The Imperials

74           Kathy-O                                                The Diamonds

75           Let’s Go Steady For The Summer    The Three G’s

76           Just Married                                          Marty Robbins

77           Jennie Lee                                             Jan & Arnie

78           Harvey’s Got A Girl Friend                Royal Teens

79           She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More)    Marty Robbins

80           Happy Years                                        The Diamonds

81           Young And Warm And Wonderful  Tony Bennett

81           Looking Back                                      Nat King Cole

83           Jealousy                                                Kitty Wells

84           You’re A Sweetheart                           Little Willie John

85           The Wizard                                           Jimmie Rodgers

86           Moonlight Bay                                    The Drifters

87           Come In Stranger                                Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two

88           Cerveza                                                 Boots Brown And His Blockbusters

89           The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor     Joe South

90           Don’t Go Home                                   The Playmates

91           All I Have To Do Is Dream               The Everly Brothers

92           La Paloma                                            Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra

93           I Believe In You                                  Robert & Johnny

94           Midnighter                                            The Champs

95           Chariot Rock                                        The Champs

96           Down In Virginia                                 Jimmy Reed

97           Sunday Barbecue                                Tennessee Ernie Ford

98           Gotta Have Rain                                  Eydie Gorme

99           Nothing In The World                        Nat King Cole

100         Baubles, Bangles And Beads            The Kirby Stone Four