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The top 100 songs in history, explained in charts

A screenshot of the Chart topping graphs
A screenshot of the Chart topping graphs
Flowing data

What would a chart of Kanye West's "Gold Digger" look like? That might sound like an impossible question to answer, but a poster at Flowing Data has the answer.

Flowing Data is run by Nathan Yau, who has a Ph.D. in data visualization and personal data collection. Yau rendered all 100 of Billboard's top charting songs of all time into funny chart visualizations.


screenshot from the chart-topping song

The top 100 songs of all time were determined by Billboard on the 55th anniversary of the creation of the sales chart. Those songs were ranked in an order determined by chart time and sales.

Here is the chart that displays all 100 songs:

charts of songs

A poster displaying all 100 top songs in chart form (

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