The Number Ones. Album Of The Week. Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it can comfort you in your sorrow and anger and confusion; sometimes it can lift those spirits right back up. A magnificent pop song can jolt you back to life like nothing else, tapping into emotional and psychological realms only music can reach. This can be true of any music, but pop is special in that it aims for that effect outright. And when it works, and music is transmuted into magic, we all get to share it.
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The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. The results in this chart are not affiliated with any mainstream or commercial chart and may not reflect charts seen elsewhere. The singles were tracked by international sales, radio airplay, social media mentions, website votes, jukebox plays and digital downloads. List of 1 Pop Singles for The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. Work Rihanna. Love Yourself Justin Bieber.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Pop music's best wasted no time getting into formation this year, with major releases from a galaxy of our brightest stars cluttering the calendar's opening months. But even with so many established huge names taking up space on the marquee, what really made the last twelve months in pop special was how they also found room for the lesser-known little guys; a Desiigner for every Drake, a Kiiara for every Kanye. Soundtracking a period of seemingly limitless real-world disagreement and strife, these artists big and small provided us with rare moments of much-needed unity, ones we all would've actually wanted to freeze time on. Here are the pop songs that pulled us closer in Note: Songs were considered eligible for this list if they were either released in or peaked on the Hot during that time — unless they already appeared on our list.