Here, we revisit the ranking's biggest hits of all-time. On Aug. Sixty years later, the chart remains the gold-standard ranking of America's top songs each week.
49. ‘One’ — U2
Subscriber Account active since. Every year, the Billboard chooses the best performing pop song from the previous year, based on units sold and chart performance. Some of these songs never even hit No. Scroll on to see what the top pop songs have been for the past 52 years. Watch the music video here. Listen to the song here. Flack covered the folk song 15 years after it was written, and her rendition soon became the definitive version of the song. Miley Cyrus covered Flack's version in Legend says that "Yellow Ribbon" is about a criminal returning home, but it's actually about a soldier coming home from a POW camp , according to one of the song's writers, L. Russell Brown.
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