List of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements and milestones

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This is a comprehensive listing which highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon Billboard magazine's singles charts, most notably the Billboard Hot 100. This list spans the period from the issue dated January 1, 1955 to present. The Billboard Hot 100 began with the issue dated August 4, 1958, and is currently the standard popular music chart in the United States.

Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published four singles charts: "Best Sellers in Stores", "Most Played by Jockeys", "Most Played in Jukeboxes" and "The Top 100". These charts, which ranged from 20 to 100 slots, were phased out at different times between 1957 and 1958. Though technically not part of the Hot 100 chart history, their data is included for computational purposes, and to avoid unenlightening or misleading characterizations. All items listed below are from the Hot 100 era, unless otherwise noted (pre-Hot 100 charts).

Contents

Song milestones

Most weeks at number one

  • 16 weeks
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men — "One Sweet Day" (1995–1996)
  • 14 weeks
Whitney Houston — "I Will Always Love You" (1992–1993)
Boyz II Men — "I'll Make Love to You" (1994)
Los del Río"Macarena" (Bayside Boys mix) (1996)
Elton John — "Candle in the Wind 1997" / "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (1997–1998)
Mariah Carey — "We Belong Together" (2005)
The Black Eyed Peas — "I Gotta Feeling" (2009)
  • 13 weeks
Boyz II Men — "End of the Road" (1992)
Brandy and Monica — "The Boy Is Mine" (1998)
  • 12 weeks
Santana featuring Rob Thomas — "Smooth" (1999–2000)
Eminem — "Lose Yourself" (2002–2003)
Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris — "Yeah!" (2004)
The Black Eyed Peas — "Boom Boom Pow" (2009)
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell — "Blurred Lines" (2013)
  • 11 weeks
Elvis Presley — "Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" (1956) (Pre-Hot 100: "Best Sellers in Stores" and "Most Played in Jukeboxes" charts)
All-4-One — "I Swear" (1994)
Toni Braxton — "Un-Break My Heart" (1996–1997)
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112 — "I'll Be Missing You" (1997)
Destiny's Child — "Independent Women Part I" (2000–2001)
  • 10 weeks
McGuire Sisters — "Sincerely" (1955) (Pre-Hot 100: "Most Played by Jockeys" chart)
Pérez Prado — "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" (1955) (Pre-Hot 100: "Best Sellers in Stores" chart)
Debby Boone — "You Light Up My Life" (1977)
Olivia Newton-John — "Physical" (1981–1982)
Santana featuring The Product G&B — "Maria Maria" (2000)
Ashanti — "Foolish" (2002)
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland — "Dilemma" (2002)
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx — "Gold Digger" (2005)
Beyoncé — "Irreplaceable" (2006–2007)
Flo Rida featuring T-Pain — "Low" (2008)
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris — "We Found Love" (2011–2012)

Source:[1]

Most weeks at number two

(without hitting number one)[2]

  • 10 weeks
Foreigner — "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (1981–1982)
Missy Elliott — "Work It" (2002–2003)
  • 9 weeks
Donna Lewis — "I Love You Always Forever" (1996)
Shania Twain — "You're Still the One" (1998)
  • 8 weeks
Shai — "If I Ever Fall in Love" (1992–1993)
Deborah Cox — "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (1998–1999)
Brian McKnight — "Back at One" (1999–2000)
Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy — "I Don't Wanna Know" (2004)

Most total weeks in the top ten

The total weeks displayed in this section are total weeks the song was charted inside the top 10 portion of the chart, instead of total weeks spent on the chart. Only songs that spent 25 weeks or more in the top 10 are considered for inclusion in this section.

Most consecutive weeks in top ten after debuting in top ten

"Starships" by Nicki Minaj, "Payphone" by Maroon 5, "Change the World" by Eric Clapton, and "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z are the only songs in this set that did not reach number one

Source:[3]

Most total weeks on the Hot 100

The year displayed is the year the songs ended their respective chart runs. Only songs that spent 53 weeks or more in the Billboard Hot 100 are considered for inclusion in this section.

Number-one debuts

Source:[8]

Biggest jump to number one

Changes in when the eligibility of a single first begins, as well as more accurate digital download totals, have made abrupt chart jumps more commonplace. From 1955–2001, under Billboard's previous methodologies, only two singles ascended directly to #1 from a previous position beneath the Top 20: The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love", which jumped from #27 to the top slot in April 1964, and Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" which jumped from #23 to #1 in June 1998.

Biggest single-week upward movements

Under Billboard's previous methodologies, jumps of this magnitude were rare. One exception was Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA," which advanced 74 slots in August 1968; this upward acceleration went unmatched for 30 years, but has been surpassed over a dozen times since 2006. Changes in when the eligibility of a single first begins, as well as more accurate digital download totals, have made abrupt chart jumps more commonplace.

Longest climbs to number one

Longest climbs to Top 40

Biggest single-week downward movements

Source:[25]

Biggest drops off the Hot 100

Source:[32]

Number-one songs by different artists

Source:[33]

Non-English language number-ones

Instrumental number-ones

Artist achievements

Self-replacement at number one

†The Black Eyed Peas (with both "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling") hold the chart record for 26 consecutive weeks in the #1 spot. Usher (with both "Yeah!" and "Burn") stayed for 19 weeks; Elvis Presley and Boyz II Men each had a 16-week run atop the Hot 100 with the above-listed pairs of singles ("On Bended Knee"'s six weeks at #1 were non-consecutive). The longest run for one song is also 16 weeks (see Most weeks at number one, above).

Most Hot 100 entries

Source:[34][35][36]

Chart notes:

  • Elvis Presley has charted 149 singles on Billboard if tracking his entire career which predates the 1958 Hot 100. If tracking begins after the 1958 inception of the Billboard Hot 100, Presley only has 108.
  • Lil Wayne has 71 charted singles on which he is a featured artist. If counting only singles on which he is a lead singer, Lil Wayne accounts for 48 chart entries.

Most top 40 singles

  • Elvis Presley (114) (Pre-Hot 100 charts included)
  • Lil Wayne (64)
  • Elton John (58)
  • Glee Cast (51)
  • The Beatles (50)

Source:[35][37]

Chart notes: Presley is credited by Billboard for having 90 Top 40 chart entries which still ranks him first. However if including his career before the Hot 100 inception, Presley is credited with 114 Top 40 entries.

Most top 10 singles

NOTE: If counting singles whose A-sides and B-sides have both charted as separate Top 10 entries then Elvis Presley would be tied for most, with 38 Top 10 songs, and Janet Jackson's stats would increase to 28. The totals for Madonna, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and so on would remain as is.

Source:[1]

Most number-one singles

Number of singles Artist Biggest number-one
20 The Beatles "Hey Jude"[38]
18 (tie) Elvis Presley (Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100) "Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog"[39][40]
18 (tie) Mariah Carey "We Belong Together"[41]
13 (tie) Michael Jackson "Say Say Say" (duet with Paul McCartney)[42]
13 (tie)[43] Rihanna "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris)[44]
12 (tie) The Supremes "Baby Love"[45]
12 (tie) Madonna "Like a Virgin"[46]
11 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"[47]
10 (tie) Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory" (duet with Paul McCartney)[48]
10 (tie) Janet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes"[49]

Source:[1] [37] [50]

NOTE: Elvis Presley is the only artist on the list who has never been featured or collaborated with other acts in their entire discography.

  • Billboard now credits the dual #1 Presley single "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" as a single chart entity. "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" spent 11 weeks at number one, Hound Dog for 6 weeks, Don't Be Cruel for 5 weeks. Many chart statisticians however, such as Joel Whitburn still lists Presley as having 18 number ones.

Most consecutive number-one singles

Number of singles Artist First hit and date Final hit and date Streak-breaking song
7 Whitney Houston "Saving All My Love for You"
(October 26, 1985)
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
(April 23, 1988)
"Love Will Save the Day"
(No. 9 – August 27, 1988)
6 (tie) The Beatles "I Feel Fine"
(December 26, 1964)
"We Can Work It Out"
(January 8, 1966)
"Nowhere Man"
(No. 3 – March 26, 1966)
6 (tie) Bee Gees "How Deep Is Your Love"
(December 24, 1977)
"Love You Inside Out"
(June 9, 1979)
"He's A Liar"
(No. 30 – October 24, 1981)
5 (tie) Elvis Presley "A Big Hunk o' Love"
(August 10, 1959)
"Surrender"
(March 20, 1961)
"I Feel So Bad"
(No. 5 – May 1961)
5 (tie) The Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go"
(August 22, 1964)
"Back in My Arms Again"
(June 12, 1965)
"Nothing but Heartaches"
(No. 11 – September 4, 1965)
5 (tie) Michael Jackson "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett)
(September 19, 1987)
"Dirty Diana"
(July 2, 1988)
"Another Part of Me"
(No. 11 – September 10, 1988)
5 (tie) Mariah Carey "Vision of Love"
(August 4, 1990)
"Emotions"
(October 12, 1991)
"Can't Let Go"
(No. 2 – January 25, 1992)
5 (tie) Mariah Carey "Fantasy"
(September 30, 1995)
"My All"
(May 23, 1998)
"When You Believe" (with Whitney Houston)
(No. 15 – January 30, 1999)
5 (tie) Katy Perry "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
(June 19, 2010)
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
(August 17, 2011)
"The One That Got Away"
(No. 3 – January 7, 2012)

NOTE: Houston's Thinking About You is not counted as intrerupting the streak, as it never appeared on the Hot 100, due to not being released to Pop radio. Likewise Perry's Not Like The Movies and Circle the Drain were only promotional singles, not radio singles.

Sources:[51][52][53][54][55][56][56][57]

Most number-one singles in a calendar year

Chart notes: If counting Presley's dual hit song "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" separately then Elvis has 5 for 1956.

Sources:[51][58][59][60]

Most consecutive years charting a number-one single

Number of
years
Artist First number-one hit and week Final number-one hit and final week
11 Mariah Carey "Vision of Love"
(August 4, 1990)
"Thank God I Found You"
(February 19, 2000)
7 (tie) Elvis Presley (Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100) "Heartbreak Hotel"
(March 17, 1956)
"Good Luck Charm"
(April 28, 1962)
7 (tie) The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
(February 1, 1964)
"The Long and Winding Road"
(June 20, 1970)
6 (tie) The Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go"
(August 22, 1964)
"Someday We'll Be Together"
(December 27, 1969)
6 (tie) Lionel Richie "Endless Love"
(August 15, 1981)
"Say You, Say Me"
(January 11, 1986)

Most cumulative weeks at number one

79 – Elvis Presley (tie) (Pre Hot 100)
79 – Mariah Carey (tie)
59 – The Beatles
51 – Rihanna
50 – Boyz II Men
47 – Usher
37 – Michael Jackson
36 – Beyoncé
34 – Elton John
33 – Katy Perry (tie)
33 – Janet Jackson (tie)
32 – Madonna
  • Presley is sometimes credited with an "80th week" that occurred when "All Shook Up" spent a ninth week on top of the "Most Played in Jukeboxes" chart. Although Billboard's chart statistician Joel Whitburn still counts this 80th week based on preexisting research, Billboard magazine itself has since revised its methodology and officially credits Presley with 79 weeks.[61]
  • Much of Presley's total factors in pre-Hot 100 data. If counting from the August 1958 Hot 100 inception, Presley totaled 22 weeks at number one.
  • Presley has the record for the most separate calendar weeks with a charting single in any position, with 1,598. As of 2007, Elton John is second with 1,051, Madonna had 873 (a total which has since increased), and no other artist has as many as 800.

Source:[1]

Simultaneously occupying the top two positions

  • Elvis Presley: October 20, 1956 through November 3, 1956
  1. "Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel"
  2. "Love Me Tender" ("Best Sellers in Stores" and "Most Played by Jockeys" charts)
  • The Beatles: From February 22, 1964 until April 25, 1964 the Beatles held the top two positions, with various singles. In some of the weeks, the band held the top three or top four slots, the only act in chart history to do so. On April 4, 1964, The Beatles occupied the entire top five.[62]
  1. "Can't Buy Me Love"
  2. "Twist and Shout"
  3. "She Loves You"
  4. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  5. "Please Please Me"
  • Bee Gees: March 18, 1978 through April 15, 1978
  1. "Night Fever"
  2. "Stayin' Alive"
  • Ashanti: April 20, 2002 through May 18, 2002
  1. "Foolish"
  2. "What's Luv?" (Fat Joe featuring Ashanti)
  • Nelly: August 10, 2002 through August 31, 2002
  1. "Hot in Herre"
  2. "Dilemma" (songs switched positions on August 17, 2002)
  • OutKast: December 20, 2003 through February 7, 2004
  1. "Hey Ya!"
  2. "The Way You Move"
  • 50 Cent: April 16, 2005
  1. "Candy Shop" (50 Cent featuring Olivia)
  2. "Hate It or Love It" (The Game featuring 50 Cent)
  • Mariah Carey: September 10, 2005
  1. "We Belong Together"
  2. "Shake It Off"
  • Akon: December 2, 2006
  1. "I Wanna Love You" (Akon featuring Snoop Dogg)
  2. "Smack That" (Akon featuring Eminem)
April 14, 2007
  1. "Don't Matter"
  2. "The Sweet Escape" (Gwen Stefani featuring Akon)
  • T.I.: October 18, 2008 and November 1 through November 29, 2008
  1. "Live Your Life" (T.I. featuring Rihanna)
  2. "Whatever You Like" (songs switched positions several times)
  • Black Eyed Peas: June 27, 2009[63] through July 18, 2009[64]
  1. "Boom Boom Pow"
  2. "I Gotta Feeling" (songs switched positions on July 11, 2009)
  • Pharrell Williams: June 29, 2013[65] through July 27, 2013
  1. "Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell)
  2. "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams)

Simultaneously three or more singles in the top 10

Note: list below is complete with respect to accomplishments by leading artists or acts. There are more instances if collaborative songs (involving for example featured artists or 50/50 duets) are also taken into account

  • The Beatles: February 29, 1964 through May 2, 1964 (the only act with more than three singles in the top ten simultaneously)
  • The Bee Gees February 25, 1978 through March 4, 1978
    • "Stayin' Alive"
    • "Night Fever"
    • "How Deep Is Your Love"
  • Usher June 5, 2004 through July 10, 2004
    • "Burn"
    • "Yeah!"
    • "Confessions Part II"
  • Adele March 3, 2012
    • "Rolling in the Deep"
    • "Set Fire to the Rain"
    • "Someone Like You"

Posthumous number-ones

Source:[66]

Age records

  • Cher (age 52 years, 297 days or 52 years, 9 months, and 23 days) became the oldest female artist to top the Hot 100 with "Believe" from March 13, 1999 to April 3, 1999. The previous record was held by Grace Slick of Starship, who was 47 years, 156 days old when their hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" began its 2-week reign on April 4, 1987.
  • Louis Armstrong (age 62 years, 279 days or 62 years, 9 months, and 5 days) became the oldest male artist to top the Hot 100 with “Hello, Dolly!” in May 9, 1964.
  • Michael Jackson (age 11 years, 155 days or 11 years, 5 months, and 2 days) became the youngest artist ever to top the Hot 100. As part of the Jackson 5, he topped the charts with “I Want You Back” on the week of January 31, 1970.
  • Stevie Wonder (age 13 years, 89 days or 13 years, 2 months, and 27 days) became the youngest solo male artist to top the Hot 100 with “Fingertips Pt. 2” from August 10, 1963 to August 24, 1963.
  • Little Peggy March (age 15 years, 50 days or 15 years, 1 month, and 19 days) became the youngest female artist to top the Hot 100 with “I Will Follow Him” from April 27, 1963 to May 11, 1963.
  • Fred Stobaugh (age 96 years, 23 days) became the oldest living artist ever to chart on the Hot 100 when his song "Oh Sweet Lorriane" reached #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 14, 2013.[67] The previous record was held by Tony Bennett who was 85 years, 59 days old when his song, a duet with Amy Winehouse, "Body and Soul", reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 1, 2011.
  • Barry Gordon (born December 21, 1948) became the youngest male performer (at seven years old) to hit a Pre-Billboard Hot 100 chart, when “Nuttin' for Christmas” by Art Mooney & His Orchestra with Barry Gordon hit #6 in Christmas of 1955.
  • Debbie Gibson (age 17 years, 299 days or 17 years, 9 months, and 25 days) became the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 when her song "Foolish Beat" topped the chart on June 25, 1988.

Gap records

  • The longest gap between number-ones on the Hot 100 is 24 years, 355 days by Cher’s “Believe”. The single hit number 1 on March 13, 1999, her first time on that spot since “Dark Lady” on March 23, 1974.
  • Cher also holds the record gap between first and most recent No. 1 on the Hot 100 over the longest period of time: 33 years, 232 days. The first of three weeks at No. 1 for "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher was Aug. 14, 1965. The last week at No. 1 for Cher's "Believe" was Apr. 3, 1999.
  • The record for the longest wait from an artist's Hot 100 debut entry to its first number-one belongs to Santana, with 30 years between the time he first cracked the Hot 100 with "Jingo" (Oct. 25, 1969) and the first of 12 weeks at number one with "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas (Oct. 23, 1999).
  • When the Tony Bennett/Amy Winehouse duet "Body and Soul" debuted at number 87 for the week of October 1, 2011,[68] Bennett became the artist with the longest overall span of singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart — 53 years, 58 days on account of his single "Young and Warm and Wonderful" which debuted at #59 on the very first edition of the Billboard Hot 100 dated August 4, 1958.

Most consecutive weeks in top ten

Source:[69][70][71][72]

Album achievements

Most number-one singles from one album

Artist Album Singles
Michael Jackson Bad
5
Katy Perry Teenage Dream


Most top ten singles from one album

Artist Album Singles
Michael Jackson Thriller
7
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Michael Jackson Bad
6
George Michael Faith
Janet Jackson Janet
Katy Perry Teenage Dream


Other album records

  • Janet Jackson's Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 has the most top 5 singles, with 7.
  • Taylor Swift's Speak Now is the only album to have all its songs chart on the Hot 100, also giving Swift the record for most entries off of one album, with 14.[73]


NOTE: Numbers listed here are, per Billboard's rules,[74] over one release.

Source:[51]

Producer achievements

Producers with the most number-one singles

Number of
singles
Producer(s) Best known for producing Biggest number-one hit and date
23 George Martin The Beatles "Hey Jude"[75]
(September 28, 1968)
18 Max Martin Ace of Base, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Pink "California Gurls"
(June 19, 2010)
16 (tie) Steve Sholes
(Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100)
Elvis Presley "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel"
(August 18, 1956)
16 (tie) Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis Janet Jackson "That's the Way Love Goes"[49]
(May 15, 1993)
16 (tie) Dr. Luke Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Miley Cyrus "Tik Tok"[76]
(January 2, 2010)

Source:[77]

Most consecutive years producing a number-one single

Number of
years
Producer Best known for producing First number-one hit and week Final number-one hit and final week
10 Mariah Carey herself "Emotions"
(October 12, 1991)
"Thank God I Found You"
(February 19, 2000)
8 (tie) Lionel Richie himself "Still"
(November 17, 1979)
"Say You, Say Me"
(January 11, 1986)
8 (tie) Dr. Luke Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha "Girlfriend"
(May 5, 2007)
"Dark Horse"
(March 1, 2014)
7 (tie) Steve Sholes
(Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100)
Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel"
(March 17, 1956)
"Good Luck Charm"
(April 28, 1962)
7 (tie) George Martin The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
(February 1, 1964)
"Let It Be"
(April 18, 1970)
7 (tie) Max Martin Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Pink "So What"
(September 27, 2008)
"Dark Horse"
(March 1, 2014)

† Current streak

Songwriter achievements

Most number-one singles

Number of
singles
Songwriter Best known writing for Biggest number-one hit and date
32 Paul McCartney The Beatles "Hey Jude"[75]
(September 28, 1968)
26 John Lennon The Beatles "Hey Jude"[75]
(September 28, 1968)
17 (tie) Mariah Carey herself "We Belong Together"[41]
(June 4, 2005)
17 (tie) Max Martin Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink "California Gurls"
(June 19, 2010)
16 (tie) Barry Gibb[78] Bee Gees, Andy Gibb "How Deep Is Your Love"[79]
(June 17, 1978)
16 (tie) Dr. Luke Katy Perry, Kesha, Miley Cyrus "Tik Tok"
(Jan 2, 2010)

Source:[80]

Most consecutive years writing a number-one single

Number of
years
Songwriter First number-one and first week Written for Final number-one and final week Written for
9 Lionel Richie[81] "Three Times a Lady"
(August 12, 1978)
The Commodores "Say You, Say Me"
(January 11, 1986)
Lionel Richie
8 (tie) Paul McCartney "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
(February 1, 1964)
The Beatles "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
(September 4, 1971)
Paul and Linda McCartney
8 (tie) Mariah Carey[82] "Dreamlover"
(September 5, 1993)
Mariah Carey "Thank God I Found You"
(February 19, 2000)
Mariah Carey, Joe
and 98 Degrees
8 (tie) Dr. Luke "Girlfriend"
(May 5, 2007)
Avril Lavigne "Dark Horse"
(March 1, 2014)
Katy Perry, Juicy J
7 (tie) John Lennon "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
(February 1, 1964)
The Beatles "The Long and Winding Road"
(June 20, 1970)
The Beatles
7 (tie) Max Martin "I Kissed a Girl"
(July 5, 2008)
Katy Perry "Dark Horse"
(March 1, 2014)
Katy Perry, Juicy J

† Current streak

Source:[83]

Most number-one singles in a calendar year

Number of
#1 hits
Songwriter(s) Year #1 hits (in chronological order)
7 (tie) John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 The Beatles — "I Want to Hold Your Hand"†, "She Loves You"†, "Can't Buy Me Love"†, "Love Me Do"
Peter and Gordon — "A World Without Love"
The Beatles — "A Hard Day's Night", "I Feel Fine"†††
7 (tie) Barry Gibb †† 1978[78] Bee Gees — "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive"†
Andy Gibb — "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water"†
Bee Gees — "Night Fever"†
Yvonne Elliman — "If I Can't Have You"†
Andy Gibb — "Shadow Dancing"
Frankie Valli — "Grease"
5 (tie) Lamont Dozier
Brian Holland
Eddie Holland
1965 The Supremes — "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "Back in My Arms Again"†
Four Tops — "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"†
The Supremes — "I Hear a Symphony"
5 (tie) John Lennon †††
Paul McCartney †††
1965 The Beatles — "I Feel Fine", "Eight Days a Week", "Ticket to Ride", "Help!", "Yesterday" †††
5 (tie) Robin Gibb
Maurice Gibb
1978[78] Bee Gees — "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive", "Night Fever"†
Yvonne Elliman — "If I Can't Have You"†
Andy Gibb — "Shadow Dancing"

† Chronologically sequential, replacing each other at #1
†† Holds all-time record of writing the most consecutively charted (self-replacing) #1 songs on the Hot 100, with 4.
††† Hold all-time record of writing the most consecutive #1 A-side singles, with 6. Record includes these five 1965 A-sides and "We Can Work It Out", which hit #1 in January 1966.

Source:[51][58][84]

Selected additional Hot 100 achievements

  • The first number-one song on the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson (August 4, 1958). The number-one song on the first week Billboard incorporated sales and airplay data from Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems was "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn (November 30, 1991).
  • The first "airplay-only" song to reach number one (no points from a commercial single release) was "Try Again" by Aaliyah (June 17, 2000).
  • The Beatles hold the record for the most entries in the Hot 100 during a one-week period. They had 14 for the week April 11, 1964.[85] Taylor Swift holds the record by a female artist with 11 entries on the Hot 100 for the week of November 13, 2010.[86]
  • The Beatles are the only artists to simultaneously hold the top 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and Billboard 200 albums chart. On April 4, 1964, "Can't Buy Me Love" and their cover of "Twist and Shout" were the #1 and #2 singles, while "Meet the Beatles!" and "Introducing... The Beatles" held the top 2 spots on the albums charts.[87]
  • Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney hold the record of writing all of the Top 3 singles for one week. The Gibbs co-wrote the top 3 singles for the week of March 18, 1978 – #1 "Night Fever" and #2 "Stayin' Alive" for the Bee Gees, and #3 "Emotion" for Samantha Sang. Lennon and McCartney co-wrote the top 3 singles for the week of March 14, 1964 and March 21, 1964 – #1 "She Loves You", #2 "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and #3 "Please Please Me", all for The Beatles.
  • For the week of February 11, 2006, Ashley Tisdale became the first female artist to debut with two songs simultaneously on the chart with "What I've Been Looking For" and "Bop to the Top", both tracks from the High School Musical film's soundtrack.[88]
  • For the week of June 7, 2008, American Idol season 7 winner David Cook set a record with the most debuts in a single week (11).[89]
  • Taylor Swift holds the all-time record for most top ten debuts on the Hot 100, with 11.[90]
  • On December 4, 2010, Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" reached the top spot two weeks after "What's My Name?", becoming the first time in Hot 100 history that an album's debut single hit number one after the second single did.[91]
  • Billboard Magazine, in its 55th anniversary issue, named "The Twist" by Chubby Checker as the all-time most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It is the only single to have two entirely separate runs to the number-one spot, in 1960 and 1962.[92]
  • In the 55th anniversary issue, Billboard Magazine named The Beatles as the top Billboard Hot 100 artist of all time.[1]
  • From the issue date April 12, 2014 to April 26 the entire top seven has been stationary for three consecutive weeks, the first time in Hot 100 history. Previously, on August 21–28, 1982, the top seven repeated for two weeks.[93]

See also

References

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