The Rolling Stone Top is a song chart that ranks popular songs from today's most popular artists. Songs are ranked by Song Units, a number that combines audio streams and song sales using a custom weighting system. The song chart does not include any passive listening, such as terrestrial or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top Song chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday. Beta Back to All Charts. Monthly Trend. Song Units Weeks at 1 2. Weeks on Chart 2.
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A song may have any number of elements that make it a great song, such as emotion, melody and longevity. A song may be popular at one time and not another — likes and preferences in music change throughout the lifetime of a song. Popular songs are vast and diverse, and tastes are subjective. You know when you hear a song for the first time and the sights and sounds and feeling of that moment stay with you? Songs included here may or may not have been popular hits — but all have elements that make them great songs. The year of release determines the first chart entry date. From July to December , the 10 most popular songs were ranked based on the top downloaded songs from online music retailers. From January to August , Top 10 Songs included streaming with downloading to determine weekly, monthly and yearly chart rankings. From September to February , the top 10 songs were ranked based on the 10 most influential songs of the week.
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