List of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements by decade

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This is a listing of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements by decade. A decade for these achievements is defined as ten-year periods from years ending in '0' through years ending in '9'. Since the Hot 100 was first published in Billboard magazine in the issue dated August 4, 1958, the first decade of chart achievements ranges from that first issue through the last issue of 1969.

2010s[edit]

Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry (right) are the two artists who have had the most songs atop the Hot 100, eight each, during 2010s.

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved two or more number-one singles during the 2010s to date. A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

Artist Number-one
singles
Rihanna 8
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars 5
Adele 3
Eminem
Kesha
Britney Spears 2
LMFAO
Maroon 5
Pink
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Pitbull
Pharrell Williams
Taylor Swift
  • Note: Rapper will.i.am has had two number-one singles during the 2010s as part of The Black Eyed Peas and as a featured solo artist on Usher's "OMG", but both instances are counted separately.
  • Note: Singer Nate Ruess has had two number-one singles during the 2010s as part of the band Fun and as a featured solo artist on Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason", but both instances are counted separately.

Artists by total weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest cumulative number of weeks during the 2010s, so far. Some totals include, in part or whole, weeks spent at number one as part of a collaboration.

Artist Weeks at
number one
Rihanna 32
Katy Perry 26
Pharrell Williams 22
Bruno Mars 17
Adele 14
Maroon 5 13
Kesha
Robin Thicke 12
T.I.
Eminem

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

Singer Kesha spent nine weeks at number one with her debut single "Tik Tok" in 2010 (in a three-way tie for most weeks on top by a debut single in the 2010s so far). The song became Billboard's top single of 2010.
Singer Carly Rae Jepsen topped the Hot 100 for nine weeks in 2012 with her debut single "Call Me Maybe" (in a three-way tie for most weeks on top by a debut single in the 2010s so far).
Singer Lorde's debut single "Royals" was number one for nine weeks in 2013 (in a three-way tie for most weeks on top by a debut single in the 2010s so far).

"Tik Tok" by Kesha, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and "Royals" by Lorde are the debut singles with the most weeks at number one in the 2010s.

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest number of weeks during the 2010s, so far.

Note: artists with equal amount of weeks are ordered chronologically.

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell 12
"We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 10
"Happy" Pharrell Williams
"Tik Tok" Kesha 9
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen
"One More Night" Maroon 5
"Royals" Lorde
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 8
"Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 7
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele
"Fancy" Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

2000s[edit]

The singer Usher had the largest number of hits in the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 2000s (7 songs).

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 2000s. A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

Artist Number-one hits
Usher 7
Beyoncé 5
Rihanna
Mariah Carey 4
Alicia Keys
Ludacris
Nelly
Justin Timberlake
  • Note: Singer Fergie had five number-one singles during the 2000s as a part of The Black Eyed Peas and as a solo artist, but both instances are counted separately.
  • Note: Singer Beyoncé had eight number-one singles during the 2000s as a part of Destiny's Child and as a solo artist, but both instances are counted separately.
  • Note: Singer Justin Timberlake had five number-one singles during the 2000s as a part of 'N Sync and as a solo artist, but both instances are counted separately.

Artists by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 2000s.

Artist Weeks at number-one
Usher 41
Beyoncé 36
The Black Eyed Peas 26
Nelly 23
50 Cent 22
Alicia Keys
Jay-Z 20
Mariah Carey 19
Rihanna

Top 10 songs[edit]

The following ten songs were rated by Billboard as the best-selling and most-played songs in the US during the 2000s.[1]

# Song Artist
1 "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey
2 "Yeah!" Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
3 "Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
4 "How You Remind Me" Nickelback
5 "I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas
6 "No One" Alicia Keys
7 "Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas
8 "Let Me Love You" Mario
9 "Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
10 "Apologize" Timbaland featuring OneRepublic

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 2000s.[2]

Weeks at
number one
Song Artist
14 "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey
"I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas
12 "Lose Yourself" Eminem
"Yeah!" Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
"Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas
11 "Independent Women" Destiny's Child
10 "Irreplaceable" Beyoncé
"Low" Flo Rida & T-Pain
"Maria Maria" Santana featuring The Product G&B
"Dilemma" Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
"Foolish" Ashanti
"Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

1990s[edit]

The song "One Sweet Day", performed by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, had the longest stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s (16 weeks). Carey also had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s (14 songs). She spent a total of 60 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1990s, the most for any artist.

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 1990s.[3] A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

Artist Number-one hits
Mariah Carey 14
Janet Jackson 6
Boyz II Men 5
Celine Dion 4
Whitney Houston
Madonna
TLC

Artists by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1990s.

Artist Weeks at number-one
Mariah Carey 60
Boyz II Men 50
Monica 22
Puff Daddy 19
TLC 18
Whitney Houston
Céline Dion
Janet Jackson 17
Brandy 15
Bryan Adams
Elton John

Top 10 songs[edit]

The following ten songs were rated by Billboard as the best-selling and most-played songs in the US during the 1990s.[4]

# Song Artist
1 "One Sweet Day" Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
2 "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" Los Del Rio
3 "I'll Make Love to You" Boyz II Men
4 "Un-Break My Heart" Toni Braxton
5 "Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Elton John
6 "End of the Road" Boyz II Men
7 "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston
8 "The Boy Is Mine" Brandy & Monica
9 "I Swear" All-4-One
10 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft. 112

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1990s.[2]

Weeks at
number one
Song Artist
16 "One Sweet Day" Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
14 "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston
"I'll Make Love to You" Boyz II Men
"Candle in the Wind '97" Elton John
"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" Los Del Rio
13 "End of the Road" Boyz II Men
"The Boy Is Mine" Brandy & Monica
12 "Smooth" Santana ft. Rob Thomas
11 "Un-Break My Heart" Toni Braxton
"I Swear" All-4-One
"I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft. 112

1980s[edit]

Michael Jackson had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1980s with 9 songs. Jackson was also the artist with the most weeks spent at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1980s (27 weeks).

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 1980s.[5]

Artist Number-one hits
Michael Jackson 9
Whitney Houston 7
Phil Collins
Madonna
George Michael 5
Lionel Richie
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Stevie Wonder 4
Bon Jovi
Prince

Artists by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1980s.

Artist Weeks at number one
Michael Jackson 27
Lionel Richie 21
Paul McCartney 16
George Michael
Stevie Wonder 15
Madonna
Phil Collins
Whitney Houston 14
Olivia Newton-John
Diana Ross 13
Daryl Hall & John Oates 12

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1980s.[2]

Weeks at
number one
Song Artist
10 "Physical" Olivia Newton-John
9 "Bette Davis Eyes" Kim Carnes
"Endless Love" Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
8 "Every Breath You Take" The Police
7 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
"Ebony and Ivory" Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
"Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
6 "Call Me" Blondie
"Lady" Kenny Rogers
"Centerfold" The J. Geils Band
"Eye of the Tiger" Survivor
"Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara
"Say, Say, Say" Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
"Like a Virgin" Madonna

1970s[edit]

The Bee Gees had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1970s (9 songs). The Bee Gees were the artist with the most weeks logged at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1970s (27 weeks).

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during the 1970s.[6]

Artist Number-one hits
Bee Gees 9
Elton John 6
Paul McCartney and Wings
Stevie Wonder 5
Eagles
The Jackson 5 4
Diana Ross
John Denver
KC & The Sunshine Band
Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer

Artists by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1970s.

Artist Weeks at number one
Bee Gees 27
Rod Stewart 17
Elton John 15
Paul McCartney and Wings 13
Andy Gibb
Donna Summer
Roberta Flack 12
The Jackson 5 10
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Barbra Streisand
Debby Boone
Three Dog Night 9

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1970s.[2]

Weeks at
number one
Song Artist
10 "You Light Up My Life" Debby Boone
8 "Night Fever" Bee Gees
"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Rod Stewart
7 "Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb
6 "Bridge over Troubled Water" Simon & Garfunkel
"Joy to the World" Three Dog Night
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
"Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O'Sullivan
"Le Freak" Chic
"My Sharona" The Knack
5 "I'll Be There" The Jackson 5
"One Bad Apple" The Osmonds
"It's Too Late" / "I Feel the Earth Move" Carole King
"Maggie May" / "Reason to Believe" Rod Stewart
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" Roberta Flack
"Silly Love Songs" Wings
"Best of My Love" The Emotions
"Bad Girls" Donna Summer

1958-1969[edit]

The Beatles had the highest number of top hits at the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1958–1969 (18 songs). In addition, The Beatles remained the longest at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1958–1969 (55 weeks).

Artists by total number-one singles[edit]

The following artists achieved four or more number-one hits during 1958–1969.[7] A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

Artist Number-one hits
The Beatles 18
The Supremes 12
Elvis Presley 7
The Rolling Stones 5
Bobby Vinton 4
The Four Seasons

Artists by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following artists topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during 1958–1969.

Artist Weeks at number one
The Beatles 55
Elvis Presley 22
The Supremes
The Four Seasons 15
The Rolling Stones 13
Bobby Vinton 12
The Monkees
The Young Rascals 10
Bobby Darin 9
Percy Faith
The 5th Dimension
Ray Charles 8

Songs by total number of weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during 1958–1969.[2]

Weeks at
number one
Song Artist
9 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin
"Theme from A Summer Place" Percy Faith
"Hey Jude" The Beatles
7 "Tossin' and Turnin'" Bobby Lewis
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" The Beatles
"I'm a Believer" The Monkees
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
6 "It's All in the Game" Tommy Edwards
"The Battle of New Orleans" Johnny Horton
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Presley
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" The 5th Dimension
"In the Year 2525" Zager and Evans

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks – Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles - 12th Edition. Record Research Inc. pp. 1318–1320. ISBN 0-89820-180-2. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1990-1999)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Hot 100 Singles Of The 90's". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1980-1989)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1970-1979)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1958-1969)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]