Top 100 Songs / Top 100 Hits
Billboard Year-End Hot 30 chart for 1956. Note that from from 1950 to 1955, Billboard compiled only top 30 charts. What is now the Hot 100 existed for nearly fifteen years as numerous charts, tracking and ranking the most popular singles the day in several areas. The methods and policies by which this data is obtained and compiled have changed many times throughout the chart's history. Billboard has also changed its Hot 100 policy regarding "two-sided singles" several times. During periods in which singles sales were strong, the Hot 100 allowed both sides a single (A-side and B-side) to chart together (occupying the same position), provided that both sides were receiving significant radio airplay. Pre-Hot 100 charts listed A-and-B-sides together. For more detailed information on how the Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article "Billboard Hot 100".
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