We don't know whether it's due to the holy triptych of mp3, file-sharing, and Steve Jobs' little iPod, or to hip-hop sending both pop radio back to the drawing board and Celine Dion-esque adult contemporary pop to the dustbin, or to the overall genius of producers like Timbaland, the DFA, and the Neptunes, or hell, to the entire indie rock community seemingly rediscovering that EPs are a pretty damn good way to enter the public consciousness, but the s have been an abnormally healthy time for singles. This week, Pitchfork celebrates this era by selecting our favorite singles of the past five years-- a group that includes everyone from a pair of French robot rockers and at least three former TV stars to about three dozen Southern hip-hop MCs and nearly four dozen groups of New Yorkers with guitars, all communicating unimpeachable wisdom: It's getting hot in here so take off all your clothes, shake it like a polaroid picture, move your feet and feel united, I'm like so what I'm drunk, fire in the disco, harder better faster stronger, the subway is a porno, fo sheezy my neezy, galang-a-lang-a-lang, ga-donk-a-donk-donk, uh oh uh oh uh oh oh-no-no, the sonics the sonics the sonics the sonics What a time to be alive.
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The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine. In the s, each chart's "week ending" date was the Saturday of the following two weeks. The data were compiled by Nielsen SoundScan based collectively on each single's weekly physical CD , vinyl and cassette and digital sales, airplay , and streaming. Only songs released as physical singles were counted prior to , when Billboard magazine allowed airplay-only singles to chart. Throughout the decade, a total of singles claimed the top spot of the Hot
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Billboard Year-End Hot chart for All Rights Reserved. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey 2.