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. At the end of 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 2015, the list was published on December 9, calculated with data from December 6, 2014 to November 28, 2015. The funk track “Uptown Funk” by British producer Mark Ronson, featuring American singer Bruno Mars, who co-wrote and voiced the lyrics was named the number 1 song of 2015, despite being released in late 2014. It spent the longest time at number 1 for the year, 14 weeks, and spent the entire year in the Top 40 region. This is also the joint-second longest time at number 1 for a single in the 57-year history of the Hot 100 post-1958 inception, after Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day”, which spent 16 weeks atop the Hot 100 from 1995 to 1996.