Kanye West has also been somewhat productive throughout this period. We tabulated the votes. Our own editorial list might look a little different, but the result is an excellent reflection of an incredible period in music history. You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. It was a high point for Coldplay, a grand moment of empathy. After leaving One Direction, Styles shocked the world with his first solo single, a solemn, nearly operatic rock ballad that recalled Queen and David Bowie. A shot of Sixties-soul sunshine that cut against the self-aware tone of so much s pop. Pharrell threw an outdoor party that everyone on Earth felt free to join. Eminem at his scariest, but also his most human, trying to help a deranged fan with a Dido sample as deus ex machina.
The news was announced by UK music industry licensing company PPL.
Getty Images. There are still four full months left in the s, but it's never too soon to look back on the songs that have affected us most during this millennium. But even that pales in comparison to the tracks that make up our list of the greatest songs of the century thus far. The music landscape since has been an interesting one. We've seen women like Beyonce, Adela and Taylor Swift take turns being the biggest pop star in the world. Jay-Z retired, unretired and then became a billionaire. Country music went mainstream. And EDM turned into a mainstream sensation all over the world, including America.
Kanye West has also been somewhat productive throughout this period. We tabulated the votes. Our own editorial list might look a little different, but the result is an excellent reflection of an incredible period in music history. You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. True or not, the dreamy Canadian band delivered a sharp, skeptical view of modern romance, tangled up in some of the sweetest indie pop this side of Belle and Sebastian. The result was among the most charming guitar pop of this or any era.
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. And while what goes into a hit has changed bye, bye jukebox play; hello, streaming! The Twist - Chubby Checker The only song to rule the Billboard Hot in separate release cycles one week in , two in , thanks to adults catching on to the song and its namesake dance after younger audiences popularized them. Smooth - Santana Feat. Rob Thomas. Uptown Funk! Bruno Mars.