Special Report

The Absolute Best Songs in History

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10. Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
> Artist: Queen
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 2 (for 1 week)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 44 weeks
> Written by: Queen

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9. Let It Be (1970)
> Artist: The Beatles
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 2 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 14 weeks
> Written by: The Beatles

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8. Rolling in the Deep (2011)
> Artist: Adele
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 7 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 65 weeks
> Written by: Adele

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7. Imagine (1971)
> Artist: John Lennon
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 3 (for 2 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 9 weeks
> Written by: John Lennon

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6. Unchained Melody (1965)
> Artist: The Righteous Brothers
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 4 (for 2 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 57 weeks
> Written by: The Righteous Brothers

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5. What a Wonderful World (1967)
> Artist: Louis Armstrong
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 32 (for 1 week)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 11 week
> Written by: Louis Armstrong

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4. Hey Jude (1968)
> Artist: The Beatles
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 9 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 19 weeks
> Written by: The Beatles

3. Georgia On My Mind (1960)
> Artist: Ray Charles
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 1 week)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 13 weeks
> Written by: Ray Charles

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2. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
> Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 6 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 14 weeks
> Written by: Simon & Garfunkel

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1. Yesterday (1965)
> Artist: The Beatles
> Peak position on Billboard Hot 100: No. 1 (for 4 weeks)
> Total time on the Billboard Hot 100: 11 week
> Written by: The Beatles

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