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 the 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.

Note: Artists with an equal number of number-one singles are ordered chronologically.

Artist Number-one
singles
Rihanna 8
Katy Perry
Bruno Mars 6
Taylor Swift[1] 4
Adele 3
Eminem
Kesha
Britney Spears 2
LMFAO
Maroon 5
Pink
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Pitbull
Pharrell Williams
Wiz Khalifa
  • 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.

Note: Artists with an equal number of weeks are ordered chronologically.

Artist Weeks at
number one
Rihanna 32
Bruno Mars 31
Katy Perry 26
Pharrell Williams 22
Taylor Swift 15
Adele 14
Mark Ronson
Maroon 5 13
Kesha
Robin Thicke 12
T.I.
Eminem
Wiz Khalifa

Songs by total weeks at number one[edit]

Lorde's "Royals" is one of three debut singles by women to spend nine weeks at number one in the 2010s, along with Kesha's "Tik Tok" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe".

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

Note: Songs with an equal number of weeks are ordered chronologically.

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 14
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell 12
"See You Again" Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth 11
"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
"All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor

2000s[edit]

The singer Usher had the largest number of hits on top of the Hot 100 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
singles
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 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.[2]

# 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 weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 2000s.[3]

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"We Belong Together" Mariah Carey 14
"I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas
"Lose Yourself" Eminem 12
"Yeah!" Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
"Boom Boom Pow" The Black Eyed Peas
"Independent Women" Destiny's Child 11
"Irreplaceable" Beyoncé 10
"Low" Flo Rida featuring 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 Hot 100 during the 1990s (14 songs). She spent a total of 60 weeks at the top of the 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.[4] A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

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

Artists by total 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.[5]

# Song Artist
1 "One Sweet Day" Mariah Carey and 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 and Monica
9 "I Swear" All-4-One
10 "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy and Faith Evans ft. 112

Songs by total weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1990s.[3]

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

Note: "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas topped the chart for 10 weeks in the 1990s, October 23 – December 25, 1999, with its final 2 weeks on January 1 and 8, 2000.

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 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.[6]

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

Artists by total 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
Olivia Newton-John 14
Diana Ross 13
Whitney Houston
Daryl Hall & John Oates 12

Songs by total weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1980s.[3]

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"Physical" Olivia Newton-John 10
"Bette Davis Eyes" Kim Carnes 9
"Endless Love" Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
"Every Breath You Take" The Police 8
"I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 7
"Ebony and Ivory" Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
"Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
"Call Me" Blondie 6
"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 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.[7]

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

Artists by total 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 weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during the 1970s.[3]

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"You Light Up My Life" Debby Boone 10
"Night Fever" Bee Gees 8
"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Rod Stewart
"Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb 7
"Bridge over Troubled Water" Simon & Garfunkel 6
"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
"I'll Be There" The Jackson 5 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 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1958–1969 (18 songs). In addition, The Beatles remained on top of the Hot 100 the longest 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.[8] A number of artists had number-one singles on their own as well as part of a collaboration.

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

Artists by total 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 weeks at number one[edit]

The following songs topped the Hot 100 for the highest total number of weeks during 1958–1969.[3]

Song Artist Weeks at
number one
"Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin 9
"Theme from A Summer Place" Percy Faith
"Hey Jude" The Beatles
"Tossin' and Turnin'" Bobby Lewis 7
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" The Beatles
"I'm a Believer" The Monkees
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
"It's All in the Game" Tommy Edwards 6
"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. ^ Trust, Gary (November 19, 2014). "Taylor Swift Makes Hot 100 History With 'Blank Space'". Billboard.com. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks – Decade Year End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2012. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel. Top Pop Singles - 12th Edition. Record Research Inc. pp. 1318–1320. ISBN 0-89820-180-2. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1990-1999)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Hot 100 Singles Of The 90's". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1980-1989)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1970-1979)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary: Most No. 1s By Artist (1958-1969)". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2012. [dead link]