Billboard number-one singles chart which preceded the Billboard Hot chart , which was updated weekly by the Billboard magazine, was the main singles chart of the American music industry since and until the Billboard Hot chart was established in Before the Billboard Hot chart was established in August , which was based on a formula combining sales data of commercially available singles and airplay on American radio stations, the Billboard used to publish several song popularity charts weekly. Throughout most of the s the magazine published the following three charts:.
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Some of the best musicians ever born had their heyday in the s. No one will ever forget the sweet sounds of Louie Armstrong, or the beautiful voice of Billie Holiday. Fred Estaire had a nice run in the s and Count Basie established his dominance. Most people did not have televisions, so the radio was the primary source of entertainment throughout the decade. Radio was filled with entertainment of all sorts: stories, poetry, news, live music, variety shows and more. Songs in the s were sometimes more popular than the artist. Because of this, we tend to focus on the songs more than the artists who performed them, because often times the song was popular and performed by several artists. Music from the s was generally upbeat and sometimes very relaxing.
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Top Brazil Songs of 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 s were shaped by the contrasting moods of the Great Depression and the glamorous beginnings of Old Hollywood. Popular music was equally impacted by these forces and as home radios became more common, the music industry began to keep track of and measure the popularity of sheet music and records through sales. The radio program "Your Hit Parade" debuted in which showcased the most popular songs of the week. Billboard magazine also began publishing their "Hit Parade" on January 4 , as a list of the most popular songs of the time. Jazz music evolved into different styles with Swing and Big Band becoming prominent throughout the s and the s. Musical films influenced pop culture and many film stars were also popular singers of the time. Broadway creators moved to Hollywood and adapted their stage shows for a wider audience on the silver screen. Crooners and multi-media solo entertainers grabbed the attention of a younger audience and artists like Rudy Vallee were crowned as some of the first heart throbs, hosting their own shows on radio and making appearances in films all while churning out recorded hits of their own.