As for the third and most influential component of the Hot , digital sales, both "Roar" and "Wrecking Ball" have a legitimate claim to hit status. Doesn't her move to the top of the chart reflect more about our collective prurience than our love of the song? In the heyday of MTV, video play was not part of the big chart's formula. If you pay even a bit of attention to pop music, you've probably heard the song it replaced at No. If I asked you to describe this chart-topper, I'll bet you'd have an easier time recounting the visuals than singing the chorus.
Valerie. Age: 22.
The ability of one megapopular video to command the Hot is a concern to longtime chart-watchers.
Miranda. Age: 24.
Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Is No. 1, But Is It A Real Hit?
It seemed like rare agreement among the public, the industry and critics, that the year in pop would be defined years hence by Speech's cathartic, conscious lyrics and Dionne Farris' soaring high note. If it reached the penthouse largely due to a racy video, can we actually call it the biggest song in the USA? But the reason it's his only U.