Category: Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2014
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams came in at number one, spending a total of ten consecutive weeks at the top position of the Billboard Hot 100 throughout 2014. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has four songs, the most of all artists, on the list, her highest-charting being “Fancy” (number 4). OneRepublic is the highest-charting band on the list with their single “Counting Stars” (number 5), which charted on the Hot 100 for 68 weeks and peaked at number 2 on the Hot 100. Ariana Grande has three singles in the top 40, with “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea (number 9), “Bang Bang”, a collaboration with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (number 27), and “Break Free” featuring Zedd (number 37).
The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, is based collectively on each single’s weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. Throughout a year, Billboard will publish an annual list of the 100 most successful songs throughout that year on the Hot 100 chart based on the information. For 2014, the list was published on December 9, calculated with data from December 7, 2013 to November 29, 2014.