List of artists by number of UK Singles Chart number ones

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This is a list of artists and the titles of their number-one singles in order of total number-one singles in the UK Singles Chart since it began in 1952. To qualify for entry on the list, they must have been individually credited as an artist on four or more number one singles, as recognised by the Official Charts Company. Simply playing or singing on a single is not counted (for example as part of a group or supergroup), so, for example Clem Cattini, a prolific session musician who has played on over 40 number ones, is not included.[1]

In addition to his number ones as a member of The Beatles, Paul McCartney has received )|Pipes of Peace]]" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey" charity record) and as a member of Wings ("Mull of Kintyre") as well as four more charity records ("Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid and Band Aid 20, "Let It Be" by Ferry Aid and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by Justice Collective), making a total of 99 weeks at number one with 25 different singles, including the biggest selling single of the 1960s, 70s and 80s ("She Loves You", "Mull of Kintyre" and "Do They Know It's Christmas?").

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Twenty one[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
21[2] Elvis Presley "All Shook Up" 1957 7
"Jailhouse Rock" 1958 3
"One Night" / "I Got Stung" 1959 3
"A Fool Such As I" / "I Need Your Love Tonight" 5
"It's Now or Never" 1960 8 First artist to have five number-ones
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 4 First artist to have six number-ones
"Wooden Heart" 1961 6 First artist to have seven number-ones
"Surrender" 4 First artist to have eight number-ones
"Little Sister"/"(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" 4 First artist to have nine number-ones
"Rock-A-Hula Baby" / "Can't Help Falling in Love" 1962 4 First artist to have 10 number-ones
"Good Luck Charm" 5 First artist to have 11 number-ones
"She's Not You" 3 First artist to have 12 number-ones
"Return to Sender" 3 First artist to have 13 number-ones
"(You're the) Devil in Disguise" 1963 1 First artist to have 14 number-ones
"Crying in the Chapel" 1965 2 First artist to have 15 number-ones
"The Wonder of You" 1970 6
"Way Down" 1977 5
"A Little Less Conversation" 2002 4 First artist to have 18 number-ones. Credited as Elvis vs JXL
"Jailhouse Rock" 2005 1 First artist to have 19 number-ones
"One Night" / "I Got Stung" 1 First artist to have 20 number-ones
"It's Now or Never" 1 First artist to have 21 number-ones

Seventeen[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
17 The Beatles "From Me to You" 1963 7
"She Loves You" 6
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" 5
"Can't Buy Me Love" 1964 3
"A Hard Day's Night" 3
"I Feel Fine" 5
"Ticket to Ride" 1965 3
"Help!" 3
"Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" 5
"Paperback Writer" 1966 2
"Yellow Submarine" / "Eleanor Rigby" 4 First artist to have seven consecutive UK number ones
"All You Need Is Love" 1967 3
"Hello, Goodbye" 7
"Lady Madonna" 1968 2
"Hey Jude" 2
"Get Back" 1969 6 The Beatles with Billy Preston. First artist to have 16 number ones
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" 3 First artist to have 17 number ones

Fourteen[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
14 Cliff Richard[nb 1] "Living Doll" 1959 6 Cliff Richard and the Drifters
"Travellin' Light" 5 Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Please Don't Tease" 1960 3
"I Love You" 2
"The Young Ones" 1962 6
"The Next Time" / "Bachelor Boy" 3[nb 2]
"Summer Holiday" 1963 3
"The Minute You're Gone" 1965 1
"Congratulations" 1968 2
"We Don't Talk Anymore" 1979 4
"Living Doll" 1986 3 Cliff Richard & the Young Ones, featuring Hank Marvin
"Mistletoe and Wine" 1988 4
"Saviour's Day" 1990 1
"Millennium Prayer" 1999 3
14 Westlife "Swear It Again"* 1999 2
"If I Let You Go"* 1
"Flying Without Wings"* 1
"I Have a Dream" /
"Seasons in the Sun"*
4
"Fool Again"* 2000 1
"Against All Odds"* 2 Westlife & Mariah Carey
"My Love"* 1 Record holders for most consecutive No.1s (7)
"Uptown Girl"* 2001 1
"Queen of My Heart"* 1
"World of Our Own"* 2002 1
"Unbreakable" 1
"Mandy" 2003 1
"You Raise Me Up" 2005 2
"The Rose" 2006 1

Thirteen[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
13 Madonna "Into the Groove" 1985 4
"Papa Don't Preach" 1986 3
"True Blue" 1
"La Isla Bonita" 1987 2
"Who's That Girl" 1
"Like a Prayer" 1989 3
"Vogue" 1990 4
"Frozen" 1998 1
"American Pie" 2000 1
"Music" 1
"Hung Up" 2005 3
"Sorry" 2006 1
"4 Minutes" 2008 4 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland

Twelve[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
12 The Shadows[nb 3] "Living Doll" 1959 6 Cliff Richard and the Drifters
"Travellin' Light" 5 Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Please Don't Tease" 1960 3
"Apache" 5
"I Love You" 2 Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Kon-Tiki" 1961 1
"The Young Ones" 1962 6 Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Wonderful Land" 8
"The Next Time" / "Bachelor Boy" 3[nb 2] Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Dance On!" 1963 1
"Summer Holiday" 3 Cliff Richard and the Shadows
"Foot Tapper" 1
12 Take That "Pray" 1993 4
"Relight My Fire" 2 Take That featuring Lulu
"Babe" 1
"Everything Changes" 1994 2
"Sure" 2
"Back for Good" 1995 4
"Never Forget" 3
"How Deep Is Your Love" 1996 3
"Patience" 2006 4
"Shine" 2007 2
"Greatest Day" 2008 1
"These Days" 2014 1

Nine[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
9 ABBA "Waterloo" 1974 2
"Mamma Mia" 1976 2
"Fernando" 4
"Dancing Queen" 6
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" 1977 5
"The Name of the Game" 4
"Take a Chance on Me" 1978 3
"The Winner Takes It All" 1980 2
"Super Trouper" 3
9 Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1996 7
"Say You'll Be There" 2
"2 Become 1" 3
"Mama" / "Who Do You Think You Are" 1997 3
"Spice Up Your Life" 1
"Too Much" 2
"Viva Forever" 1998 2
"Goodbye" 1
"Holler" / "Let Love Lead the Way" 2000 1

Eight[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
8 The Rolling Stones "It's All Over Now" 1964 1
"Little Red Rooster" 1
"The Last Time" 1965 3
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 2
"Get Off of My Cloud" 3
"Paint It Black" 1966 1
"Jumpin' Jack Flash 1968 2
"Honky Tonk Women" 1969 5
8 Oasis "Some Might Say" 1995 1
"Don't Look Back in Anger" 1996 1
"D'You Know What I Mean" 1997 1
"All Around the World" 1998 1
"Go Let It Out" 2000 1
"The Hindu Times" 2002 1
"Lyla" 2005 1
"The Importance of Being Idle" 1
8[3] Rihanna "Umbrella" 2007 10 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
"Take a Bow" 2008 2
"Run This Town" 2009 1 Jay-Z featuring Rihanna & Kanye West
"Only Girl (In the World)" 2010 2
"What's My Name?" 2011 1 Rihanna featuring Drake
"We Found Love" 6 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
"Diamonds" 2012 1
"The Monster" 2013 1 Eminem featuring Rihanna
8 Eminem "Real Slim Shady" 2000 1
"Stan" 1
"Without Me" 2002 1
"Lose Yourself" 1
"Just Lose It" 2004 1
"Like Toy Soldiers" 2005 1
"Smack That" 2006 1 Akon featuring Eminem
"The Monster" 2013 1 Eminem featuring Rihanna

Seven[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
7 George Michael[nb 4] "Careless Whisper" 1984 3
"A Different Corner" 1986 3
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" 1987 2 With Aretha Franklin
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" 1991 2
"Five Live (EP)" 1993 3 With Lisa Stansfield and Queen.
"Jesus to a Child" 1996 1
"Fastlove" 3
7 Michael Jackson[nb 5] "One Day in Your Life" 1981 2
"Billie Jean" 1983 1
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" 1987 2 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett
"Black or White" 1991 2
"You Are Not Alone" 1995 2
"Earth Song" 6
"Blood on the Dance Floor" 1997 1
7 Kylie Minogue[nb 1][nb 6] "I Should Be So Lucky"* 1988 5
"Especially for You" 1989 3 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
"Hand on Your Heart" 1
"Tears on My Pillow" 1990 1
"Spinning Around" 2000 1
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" 2001 4
"Slow" 2003 1
7 Elton John "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" 1976 6 Elton John & Kiki Dee
"Sacrifice" / "Healing Hands" 1990 5
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" 1991 2 George Michael & Elton John
"Candle in the Wind '97" /
"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"
1997 5
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" 2002 1 Blue featuring Elton John
"Are You Ready for Love?" 2003 1
"Ghetto Gospel" 2005 3 2Pac featuring Elton John
7 U2[nb 4] "Desire" 1988 1
"The Fly" 1991 1
"Discothèque" 1997 1
"Beautiful Day" 2000 1
"Take Me to the Clouds Above" 2004 2 LMC vs U2
"Vertigo" 1
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" 2005 1
7 McFly "5 Colours in Her Hair"* 2004 2
"Obviously"* 1
"All About You/You've Got a Friend" 2005 1
"I'll Be OK" 1
"Don't Stop Me Now"/"Please, Please" 2006 1
"Star Girl" 1
"Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania" 2007 1
7 Robbie Williams[nb 7][nb 6] "Millennium" 1998 1
"She's the One" / "It's Only Us" 1999 1
"Rock DJ" 2000 1
"Eternity / The Road to Mandalay" 2001 2
"Somethin' Stupid" 3 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
"Radio" 2004 1
"Candy" 2012 2
7 Calvin Harris "Dance wiv Me" 2008 4 Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome
"I'm Not Alone" 2009 2
"We Found Love" 2011 6 Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
"Sweet Nothing" 2012 1 Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
"Under Control" 2013 1 Calvin Harris & Alesso featuring Hurts
"Summer" 2014 1
"Blame" 1 Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
7 Tinie Tempah "Pass Out" 2010 2 Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth
"Written in the Stars" 1 Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner
"R.I.P." 2012 2 Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah
"Tsunami (Jump)" 2014 1 DVBBS & Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah
"Crazy Stupid Love" 1 Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah
"Not Letting Go" 2015 1 Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne
"Turn the Music Louder (Rumble)" 1 KDA featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B

Six[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
6 Slade "Coz I Luv You" 1971 4
"Take Me Bak 'Ome" 1972 1
"Mama Weer All Crazee Now" 3
"Cum On Feel the Noize" 1973 4
"Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" 3
"Merry Xmas Everybody" 5
6 Rod Stewart "Maggie May" 1971 5
"You Wear It Well" 1972 1
"Sailing" 1975 4
"I Don't Want to Talk About It" / "The First Cut Is the Deepest" 1977 4
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" 1978 1
"Baby Jane" 1983 3
6 Blondie "Heart of Glass" 1979 4
"Sunday Girl" 3
"Atomic" 1980 2
"Call Me" 1
"The Tide Is High" 2
"Maria" 1999 1
6 Boyzone "Words" 1996 1
"A Different Beat" 1
"All That I Need" 1998 1
"No Matter What" 3
"When the Going Gets Tough" 1999 2
"You Needed Me" 1
6 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" 1975 9
"Under Pressure" 1981 2 Queen & David Bowie
"Innuendo" 1991 1
"Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives" 5
Five Live (EP) 1993 3 George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield
"We Will Rock You" 2000 1 Five and Queen
6 Sugababes[nb 7] "Freak like Me" 2002 1
"Round Round" 1
"Hole in the Head" 2003 1
"Push the Button" 2005 3
"Walk This Way" 2007 1 Sugababes vs. Girls Aloud
"About You Now" 4
6 JLS "Beat Again" 2009 2
"Everybody in Love" 1
"The Club Is Alive" 2010 1
"Love You More" 1
"She Makes Me Wanna" 2011 1 JLS featuring Dev
"Wishing on a Star" 1 The X Factor Finalists 2011 featuring JLS and One Direction
6 Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time"* 1999 2
"Born to Make You Happy" 2000 1
"Oops!... I Did It Again" 1
"Toxic" 2004 1
"Everytime" 1
"Scream & Shout" 2013 2 will.i.am featuring Britney Spears
6 David Guetta "When Love Takes Over" 2009 1 David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
"Sexy Bitch" 1 David Guetta featuring Akon
"Gettin' Over You" 2010 1 David Guetta and Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO
"Club Can't Handle Me" 1 Flo Rida featuring David Guetta
"Titanium" 2012 1 David Guetta featuring Sia
"Lovers on the Sun" 2014 1 David Guetta featuring Sam Martin

Five[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
5 The Police "Message in a Bottle" 1979 3
"Walking on the Moon" 1
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" 1980 4
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" 1981 1
"Every Breath You Take" 1983 4
5 David Bowie "Space Oddity" 1975 2
"Ashes to Ashes" 1980 2
"Under Pressure" 1981 2 Queen & David Bowie
"Let's Dance" 1983 3
"Dancing in the Street" 1985 4 David Bowie & Mick Jagger
5 Bee Gees "Massachusetts" 1967 4
"I've Gotta Get a Message to You" 1968 1
"Night Fever" 1978 2
"Tragedy" 1979 2
"You Win Again" 1987 4
5 All Saints "Never Ever" 1998 1
"Under the Bridge / Lady Marmalade" 2
"Bootie Call" 1
"Pure Shores" 2000 2
"Black Coffee" 1
5 Beyoncé "Crazy in Love" 2003 3 Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
"Déjà Vu" 2006 1
"Beautiful Liar" 2007 4 Beyoncé & Shakira
"If I Were a Boy" 2008 1
"Telephone" 2010 2 Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
5 Dizzee Rascal[nb 7] "Dance wiv Me" 2008 4 Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome
"Bonkers" 2009 2 Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden
"Holiday" 1 Dizzee Rascal featuring Chrome
"Dirtee Disco" 2010 1
"Shout" 2 Shout for England featuring Dizzee Rascal & James Corden
5 The Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love? 2003 6
"Boom Boom Pow" 2009 2
"I Gotta Feeling" 2
"Meet Me Halfway" 1
"The Time (Dirty Bit)" 2010 1
5 Ne-Yo "So Sick" 2006 1
"Closer" 2008 1
"Beautiful Monster" 2010 1
"Give Me Everything" 2011 3 Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
"Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" 2012 1
5 Flo Rida "Right Round" 2009 1 Flo Rida featuring Kesha
"Bad Boys" 1 Alexandra Burke featuring Flo Rida
"Club Can't Handle Me" 2010 1 Flo Rida featuring David Guetta
"Good Feeling" 2012 1
"Troublemaker" 2 Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida
5 will.i.am "OMG" 2010 1 Usher featuring will.i.am
"This Is Love" 2012 1 will.i.am featuring Eva Simons
"Hall of Fame" 2 The Script featuring will.i.am
"Scream & Shout" 2013 2 will.i.am featuring Britney Spears
"It's My Birthday" 2014 1 will.i.am & Cody Wise
5[4] Cheryl Fernandez-Versini[nb 6] "Fight for This Love" 2009 2
"Promise This" 2010 1
"Call My Name" 2012 1
"Crazy Stupid Love" 2014 1 Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah
"I Don't Care" 1
5 Bruno Mars "Nothin' on You" 2010 1 B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars
"Just the Way You Are" 2
"Grenade" 2011 2
"The Lazy Song" 1
"Uptown Funk" 2014 7 Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
5 One Direction[nb 8] "What Makes You Beautiful" 2011 1
"Wishing on a Star" 1 The X Factor finalists 2011 featuring JLS & One Direction
"Little Things" 2012 1
"One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" 2013 1
"Drag Me Down" 2015 1
5 Jess Glynne "Rather Be" 2014 4 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
"My Love" 1 Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne
"Hold My Hand" 2015 3
"Not Letting Go" 1 Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne
"Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" 1
5 Sam Smith[nb 8] "La La La" 2013 1 Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
"Money on My Mind" 2014 1
"Stay with Me" 1
"Lay Me Down" 2015 2 Sam Smith featuring John Legend
"Writing's on the Wall" 1

Four[edit]

Total Artist Singles Year reached number one Weeks at number one Notes
4 Frankie Laine "I Believe" 1953 18
"Hey Joe" 2
"Answer Me" 8 First artist to have three No.1s
"A Woman in Love" 1956 4 First artist to have four No.1s
4 Guy Mitchell "She Wears Red Feathers" 1953 4
"Look at That Girl" 6
"Singing the Blues" 1957 3
"Rock-a-Billy" 1
4 The Everly Brothers "All I Have to Do Is Dream" / "Claudette" 1958 7
"Cathy's Clown" 1960 7
"Walk Right Back" / "Ebony Eyes" 1961 3
"Temptation" 2
4 Frank Ifield "I Remember You" 1962 7
"Lovesick Blues" 5
"The Wayward Wind" 1963 3
"(I'm) Confessin' (that I Love You)" 2
4 T.Rex "Hot Love" 1971 6
"Get It On" 4
"Telegram Sam" 1972 2
"Metal Guru" 4
4 The Jam "Going Underground" / "Dreams of Children" 1980 3
"Start!" 1
"Town Called Malice" / "Precious" 1982 3
"Beat Surrender" 2
4 Shakin' Stevens "This Ole House" 1981 3
"Green Door" 4
"Oh Julie" 1982 1
"Merry Christmas Everyone" 1985 2
4 Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" 1984 2
"Freedom" 3
"I'm Your Man" 1985 2
"The Edge of Heaven" 1986 2
4 Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls"* 1986 2
"It's a Sin" 1987 3
"Always on My Mind" 4
"Heart" 1988 3
4 Gerry Marsden "How Do You Do It?"* 1963 3 Gerry and the Pacemakers
"I Like It"* 4
"You'll Never Walk Alone"* 4
"Ferry Cross the Mersey" 1989 3 Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson & Christians
4 Jason Donovan[nb 1] "Especially for You" 1989 3 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
"Too Many Broken Hearts" 2
"Sealed with a Kiss" 2
"Any Dream Will Do" 1991 2
4 Whitney Houston "Saving All My Love for You"* 1985 2
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" 1987 2
"One Moment in Time" 1988 2
"I Will Always Love You" 1992 10
4 Cher "I Got You Babe"* 1965 2 Sonny & Cher
"The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" 1991 5
"Love Can Build a Bridge" 1995 1 Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton
"Believe" 1998 7
4 B*Witched "C'est la Vie" 1998 2
"Rollercoaster" 2
"To You I Belong" 1
"Blame It on the Weatherman" 1999 1
4 Geri Halliwell "Mi Chico Latino" 1999 1
"Lift Me Up" 1
"Bag It Up" 2000 1
"It's Raining Men" 2001 2
4 Shaggy "Oh Carolina"* 1993 2
"Boombastic" 1995 1
"It Wasn't Me" 2001 1 Shaggy featuring Rikrok
"Angel" 3 Shaggy featuring Rayvon
4 S Club 7 "Bring It All Back"* 1999 1
"Never Had a Dream Come True" 2000 1
"Don't Stop Movin'" 2001 2
"Have You Ever" 1
4 Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle"* 1999 2
"Lady Marmalade" 2001 1 Christina Aguilera with Lil' Kim, Mýa & Pink
"Dirrty" 2002 2
"Beautiful" 2003 2
4 Gareth Gates "Unchained Melody"* 2002 4
"Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake)"* 3
"The Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds"[nb 9] 2 Will Young & Gareth Gates
"Spirit in the Sky" 2003 2 Gareth Gates featuring the Kumars
4 Will Young[nb 7] "Evergreen / Anything Is Possible"* 2002 3
"Light My Fire" 2
"The Long and Winding Road" / "Suspicious Minds"[nb 9] 2 Will Young & Gareth Gates
"Leave Right Now" 2003 2
4 Busted[nb 7] "You Said No" 2003 1
"Crashed the Wedding" 1
"Who's David?" 2004 1
"Thunderbirds / 3AM" 2
4 Nelly "Dilemma" 2002 2 Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
"My Place" / "Flap Your Wings" 2004 1
"Over and Over" 2005 1 Nelly featuring Tim McGraw
"Nasty Girl" 2006 2 The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm
4 Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 2002 4
"I'll Stand by You" 2004 2
"Walk This Way" 2007 1 Sugababes Vs Girls Aloud
"The Promise" 2008 1
4 Jay-Z "Crazy in Love" 2003 3 Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
"Déjà Vu" 2006 1
"Umbrella" 2007 10 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
"Run This Town" 2009 1 Jay-Z featuring Rihanna & Kanye West
4 Lady Gaga "Just Dance" 2009 3
"Poker Face" 3
"Bad Romance" 2
"Telephone" 2010 2 Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
4 Usher "You Make Me Wanna" 1998 1
"Yeah!" 2004 2 Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris
"Burn" 2
"OMG" 2010 1 Usher featuring will.i.am
4 Olly Murs[nb 8] "Please Don't Let Me Go" 2010 1
"Heart Skips a Beat" 2011 1 Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks
"Dance with Me Tonight" 1
"Troublemaker" 2012 2 Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida
4 Justin Timberlake "SexyBack" 2006 1
"Give It to Me" 2007 1 Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado
"4 Minutes" 2008 4 Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
"Mirrors" 2013 3
4 Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" 2008 5
"California Gurls" 2010 2 Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
"Part of Me" 2012 1
"Roar" 2013 2
4 Rita Ora[nb 8] "Hot Right Now" 2012 1 DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora
"R.I.P." 2 Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah
"How We Do (Party)" 1
"I Will Never Let You Down" 2014 1
4 Jason Derulo "In My Head" 2010 1
"Don't Wanna Go Home" 2011 2
"Talk Dirty" 2013 2 Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
"Want to Want Me" 2015 4

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Notes[edit]

Asterisks indicate chains of consecutive hits following a debut number one.

  1. ^ a b c Artist performed on Band Aid II
  2. ^ a b For its first week, the single was "The Next Time". For the other two weeks, it became the double A-side "The Next Time"/"Bachelor Boy".
  3. ^ The Shadows, or the Drifters as they were originally called, are credited on twelve No. 1 singles. Seven of these share credit with Cliff Richard
  4. ^ a b Artist performed in Band Aid
  5. ^ Artist performed in USA for Africa
  6. ^ a b c Artist performed in Helping Haiti
  7. ^ a b c d e Artist performed in Band Aid 20
  8. ^ a b c d Artist performed in Band Aid 30
  9. ^ a b Gates is credited for both A-sides, Young for "The Long and Winding Road" only

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