Talk:List of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements and milestones/Archive 1

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Shakira

Shakira is the first woman in South America will hit number one and has one of the biggest songs in Spanish "La Tortura ", which became the song in Spanish that ranked higher on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching # 23. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.252.138.101 (talk) 00:23, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

James Brown number of Hot 100s

My source, Norm N. Nite's book, Rock On!, which goes to late 70s, plus adding the two hits Brown had in 1980s, says Brown had 86 Hot 100 hits, not more than 90. Which source lists the higher number?--Don1962 (talk) 21:03, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (ISBN 0-89820-155-1) lists 99. - eo (talk) 21:42, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

According to Billboard, James Brown had 91 Hot 100 hits. Other than the cast of "Glee", he holds the record for most chart entries without ever hitting No. 1.

Also, as of September 2012, Lil Wayne has 107 Hot 100 hits (not 101); he's about to surpass Elvis Presley's 108 (though Presley had about two dozen other chart entries before the August 8, 1958, beginning of the Hot 100 era). I think that Jay-Z's tally is up again, too, because he, Kanye, and Big Sean just this week (Sept. 2012) debuted on the Hot 100. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 09:29, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Whitburn/Billboard discrepancies

Further gruesome details-- isn't anal retro-bookkeeping FUN?

"Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" was a double-sided single on two of the charts: Best Sellers in Stores and Most Played in Juke Boxes. The Top 100 and Most Played by Jockeys measured individual "sides." "Don't Be Cruel" reached #1 on all four charts. "Hound Dog" peaked at #2 on the Top 100, and at #4 on Most Played by Jockeys.
Whitburn points out that, when the record first reached #1 on Best Sellers and Most Played in Juke Boxes, "Hound Dog" was listed first, backed by "Don't Be Cruel." Later in the single's run, while it was still #1, "Don't Be Cruel" had gained popularity and airplay, so Billboard reversed the order. The Best Sellers chart specified that singles were listed "leading side on top." When the lead changed, so did the listing.
Between January 1955 and the intro of the Hot 100 in August 1958, 14 two-sided hits (in which both A and B sides were enjoying significant action) reached #1 on Best Sellers In Stores. But "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" was the only one in which both sides had a turn as the official A side.
Whitburn also notes that the RIAA has certified "Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel" quadruple platinum. It's unusual for the RIAA to list both sides of a single in its certifications, but not unprecedented. (Elvis has three other multi-platinum singles in which both sides are listed.)
I tried to explain all this while keeping the damn thing readable. See what you think about it.208.120.6.206 (talk) 03:32, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Isley Brothers

I haven't sourced it (yet :-), but Kenny Rogers said in concert back in about 2001 when I saw him, that he had done it as well, assuming you're willing to count "Kenny Rogers and The First Edition". Anyone else beat me to it?  :-)
--Baylink (talk) 04:43, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Most weeks on top

"Who topped the chart the longest?" is a pretty basic question of chart data. Other editors' repeated attempts to add a section that repeats about 85-90% of the "longest-running singles" list is an indication that the related achievement holds some interest. Although technically it's more properly part of the "artist achievements" section, I think it's more coherent to unify the two items. And it takes up a lot less space to dispose of it with a small note under the "Most Weeks" list. Just like some of the other teeny notes have managed to tamp down past re-re-re-re-edits (I'm a longtime editor on this page-- hey, didja know that only Mariah Carey had a #1 hit in every year of the 1990s?).208.120.7.152 (talk) 20:29, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was the first female artist in a decade to have two consecutive number one hits. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.91.223.175 (talk) 18:07, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Rihanna did too. --Francopedorro (talk) 02:34, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

And beyonce and fergie did too! 222.252.107.201 (talk) 11:41, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Lady Gaga also had 7 top ten hits from the deluxe edition of The Fame —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.252.120.16 (talk) 03:54, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Just dance by Lady Gaga didn't take 22 weeks before to reach number one, it took 21 weeks. This is the link: http://www.billboard.com/charts/radio-songs#/charts/hot-100?chartDate=2009-01-17 —Preceding unsigned comment added by VictoriaO (talkcontribs) 16:43, 2 December 2010 (UTC)


--- Lady Gaga was the 1st to have two consecutive #1's froma debut album. She also was the first person since Michael Jackson (may he rest in peace) to have 5 singles go #1 from a debut album. I feel like these things should be mentioned? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.180.185.80 (talk) 20:06, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Well the first item is wrong. The second item pertains to the Pop Songs chart, not the Hot 100. - eo (talk) 20:46, 13 January 2011 (UTC)


Wait, What about Katy Perry? She had 5 singles from an album as well as michael jackson. -Unknown — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.141.220.23 (talk) 21:14, 21 November 2011 (UTC)



- christina aguilera also had 2 consecutive no 1 songs from her debut album lady gaga isn't the first .... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.63.0.192 (talk) 21:04, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Links

I know heavily linked pages are looked down upon, but the nature of this article requires more linking of artists and songs than is here. If I'm looking on the TOC and go to a specific achievement and would like to link to one of the songs listed, but it's not linked because it was somewhere else earlier, I shouldn't have to scroll up and check each section to find it where it was first mentioned. Each section should be treated separately in terms of what is linked. There is no policy against this, only a rule of thumb, and, just like tables, this should be an exception. --Wolfer68 (talk) 05:41, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

I've been keeping the wikilinks to a minimum all this time but if you feel it would benefit the article to treat each section differently then go for it; that works for me! - eo (talk) 11:33, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Biggest Fall From No. 1?

Does anyone know? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.164.19.207 (talk) 04:00, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Answered already: "Two songs have fallen from the top spot on the Hot 100 to #15, the sharpest drop recorded to date. Both did so in October 1974: Billy Preston's 'Nothing from Nothing', followed the next week by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners' 'Then Came You'."173.51.127.130 (talk) 04:22, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

How about one of those No. 1s by an "American Idol" artist, like Taylor Hicks with his "Do I Make You Proud?". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 09:17, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

McCartney count

EO-- The intro to this article cites the statistical desire to avoid "unenlightening discrepancies (e.g. "Buddy Holly's debut single in the Top 40 was released posthumously")." While that example deals with the pre-1958 chart split, it's splitting a pretty fine hair to purport that McCartney had two #1's under his own name, and two #1 duets, and two more credited to "Paul McCartney & Wings," but the other three came from a wholly separate act calling itself "Wings." Joel Whitburn lists all of the songs under McCartney's personal total, just as he combines the Jackson Five's singles with The Jacksons, and includes the "Eivets Rednow" single with Stevie Wonder's chart data, and lists the "Wonder Who?" single with the Four Seasons, and as he combines Prince's totals with the squiggle symbol's... etc., etc. Anyway, regarding McCartney's chart-topping history, it seems like what's being obscured is more enlightening and realistic than the bookkeeping technicality being upheld. As a halfway measure, I've reduced the mention to a footnote. What say you?208.120.7.152 (talk) 15:58, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

I don't agree with merging it with Wings, otherwise why not merge McCartney with the Beatles? Wings was a different musical outfit than what he did as a solo artist. I believe it's best to keep combinations and "asterisk" milestones to a minimum. The same goes for Diana Ross.... even tho she was namechecked in the late 60s with the Supremes, her solo work is different. - eo (talk) 16:09, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
It's a judgment call, true. I'm relying on Whitburn's categorizing, which puts it all under "McCartney. Paul/Wings." But Whitburn's entry for Diana Ross begins with her first 1970 solo single; her personal stats do not include the Supremes. Meanwhile, Whitburn doesn't distinguish between the with-Ross and after-Ross Supremes eras.
That the Supremes went on to chart a few more hits after losing their star singer argues for the McCartney premise, I think. Wings never had a post-McCartney hit. Wings never had a release that wasn't written, sung, and promoted as a Paul McCartney venture. Unlike Diana Ross (or Beyonce, or George Michael, or Dion, or whoever), Paul McCartney never "split" from Wings, leaving the band to its future, alternate career path. "Paul McCartney and Wings" is more akin to Prince and the Revolution, or Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, or Tony Orlando and Dawn, or Huey Lewis and the News-- an act that is regarded more as an incarnation of the lead figure than a separate artistic entity. (That was certainly not the case with the Beatles!)
I suppose the key difference is that Diana Ross was an offshoot of the Supremes, just as Paul McCartney was an offshoot of the Beatles. But Wings were never an offshoot of Paul McCartney.208.120.7.152 (talk) 20:32, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
But Wings is not a Paul McCartney solo project. And I understand how Whitburn groups them together in his statistics and books (that doesn't necessarily mean we have to do it the same way). With or without McCartney, Wings is a band - a separate musical act and I think it should be treated as such. - eo (talk) 22:35, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
MORE: That said, I am willing to compromise with the small (current) note you've added, but I really don't think McCartney should be outright credited with 9, as you did before. Whitburn is a great statistician; I have many of his books, but I disagree with some of his methodologies, and this is one of them (he does the same kinds of "grouping together" with Wham!/George Michael and Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine). Whitburn is also painfully inconsistent with crediting (or not crediting) "featured" artists, but that's a whole different can of worms. - eo (talk) 22:59, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a slippery slope, and best handled as a footnote. Sometimes the spirit interferes with the technicality, sometimes it's the other way around. In the interest of juggling rigid precision with cultural illumination, I think it's fairest to treat Wings like we would the E Street Band. But it's obvious that George Michael and Gloria Estefan came OUT of their groups, rather than the reverse. Those are bookkeeping overreaches by Whitburn. I think the crux of the matter is whether the singer brought their stardom TO a group, or whether they derived their stardom FROM a group. It ain't math, though.208.120.7.152 (talk) 15:32, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Most consecutive weeks at number one by an artist

Is it possible to add a section that list the artists that stayed at the number one for the most consecutive weeks? Recently there has been a lot of talk about the Black Eyed Peas holding the number one spot for 26 consecutive weeks with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling." I know under "the Self-replacement at number one" section there has been some research already done that would apply for this new section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.7.225.254 (talk) 17:27, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Album Achievement

Janet Jackson's Album Achievement is a very important one. Because today she's still the only artist to have this amount of Top-5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She even holds the record for having the most top-2 songs on the chart with 6. "Alright" which peaked at #4 was the lowest peaking single of the album.

Not something for this article. As stated in past edit summaries, Billboard benchmarks are 1, 10, 40, 100... not top 5. The inclusion with the other two albums generating 7 top-10's is quite enough - additional details can be placed in the album's article. - eo (talk) 01:15, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Most cumulative weeks at number one since 2000

I've removed this section (twice). It seems rather odd to focus on one particular decade (2000-2009) and not any others. It was also formatted completely different than the rest of the article. This page has been pruned down many times because it always gradually becomes longer and longer and this section does not seem to serve any particular purpose other than being a way to highlight current pop artists. To do similar sections for the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s would make this even more outrageously long. - eo (talk) 22:50, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs album hit number one but Arcade Fire has never had a Hot 100 single. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.182.31.137 (talk) 00:38, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Hello 69.182.31.13. To begin, I would like to inform you that when adding a new section to the talk page of an article it is good practice to place the section at the bottom of the page. Regarding your statement, the information you've stated appears to be correct based on Arcade Fire discography, however I am not sure how it pertains to this article - could you specify? Thank you. Nowyouseemetalk2me 01:17, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
I believe (s)he believes this "accomplishment" is of importance to the page, although I could be wrong? Unfortunate, though, this is not the case, as, looking at this year, albums by SuBo, Vampire Weekend, Lady Antebellum, Sade, Justin Bieber, the cast of Glee, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Drake, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Zac Brown Band, and Kenny Chesney have all reached the top position on the Billboard 200, but no singles by the respective artists have reached the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. Sorry, and if I'm wrong about what were trying to say, this is a total embarrassment and fail. Yves (talk) 01:28, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, it crossed my mind that this user believes that Arcade Fire is the only artist to have had an album reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while failing to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but as you demonstrated that is not the case, and is not an achievement/milestone. Nowyouseemetalk2me 01:42, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
I meant that there is a section about artists who have topped the Billboard 200 without ever having a single song chart on the Billboard 200. Arcade Fire accomplished this when The Suburbs debuted at number one.
The Billboard 200 is an albums chart. The Billboard Hot 100 is the singles chart. Yves (talk) 21:25, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant the Hot 100. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.252.123.109 (talk) 21:37, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
In which part? There are too many artists who have topped the Billboard 200 without ever topping the Billboard Hot 100. Yves (talk) 21:41, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
In the Additional Hot 100 Acheivements section, there is a bullet point about three artists who have topped the Billboard 200 chart but never have had any song chart at any position on the Hot 100: Vampire Weekend, Blind Faith, and N.W.A. Now that Arcade Fire has topped the Billboard 200 chart with The Suburbs, they also fit into this category because they have never had a song appear on the Hot 100 at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.252.123.109 (talk) 22:48, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Most weeks on the Hot 100

Can anyone explain to me why I Got Id was removed from the section, i provided a relible source (Billboard)? GD1223 (talk) 18:58, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

I put it in the edit summary. The link provided was dead, and regardless, "I Got ID"/"Long Road" only spent 20 weeks on the Hot 100. - eo (talk) 19:13, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

How was the link dead? I clicked on it earlier today and it worked. And on Billboard, it clearly said 58 weeks on the weeks on chart area. (I'm not trying to be mean, sorry for sounding that way)GD1223 (talk) 00:41, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Actually, my bad, I saw that Jeremy was also at 58 weeks too, so that must be wrong, I guess Billboard screwed up. Btw, where did you find where it says 20 weeks? GD1223 (talk) 00:45, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

It says 20 weeks in Joel Whitburn's book Top Pop Singles 1955-2008. Nowyouseemetalk2me 01:15, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks guys, I guess you can't always trust Billboard! Lol! GD1223 (talk) 02:46, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks NYSM, I was indeed looking at the Whitburn book. Sometimes Billboard.com's archives are a bit wonky, especially the further back in history you go... I blame the overhaul of their website and the ridiculous over-use of Flash and colors and a zillion other things they overlooked (details, details). Billboard.biz tends to be more accurate and as a last resort one can even check out Billboard on Google Books (even tho some weeks are missing): [1]. - eo (talk) 11:26, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Typo

In the discussion of most #1 hits in a calendar year, the word "indvidual" is misspelled.

 Done Nowyouseemetalk2me 13:30, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Carobin, 5 November 2010

{{subst:edit semi-protected}} There are two songs missing from the list of milestones. These songs need to be added.

Under Number 1 for 11 weeks, the following needs to be added:

Elton John -- Candle in the Wind 1997 (1997).

Under Number 1 for 10 weeks, the following needs to be added:

50 Cent and Olivia -- Candy Shop (2005).


Carobin (talk) 21:40, 5 November 2010 (UTC) Carobin (talk) 21:40, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Partly done: "Candle in the Wind 1997" / "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" actually peaked for fourteen weeks and is already there, and "Candy Shop" ft. Olivia peaked for nine weeks (not on this page). Yves (talk) 22:05, 5 November 2010 (UTC)


You are correct! I had entered my data incorrectly. In my defense, 199711011 looks a lot like 19971101 which is how my excel file is code. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Carobin (talkcontribs) 04:33, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Rihanna

On November 20, 2010, What's My Name (ft. Drake), the second single released from Rihanna's album Loud, debuted in the number one spot. Two weeks later the album's first single Only Girl (In the World) hit number one. This is the first time in chart history that a song has reached number one after a subsequently-released single, and Rihanna should be recognized for this unusual achievement.

Rihanna Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com December 4, 2010 <http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/rihanna/chart-history/658897> — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swimfastray (talkcontribs) 20:41, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Source that this is the first occurrence? Yves (talk) 21:04, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Fewest Hot 100 #1 hits in a calendar year

There is no doubt that 2005 saw exactly eight different hits both ascending to and occupying #1. However, 2002 saw exactly seven different hits ascending to #1 but exactly nine different hits occupying #1. Either way, the implication that 2002 and 2005 both saw eight #1 hits cannot be true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.51.118.245 (talk) 02:19, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Most weeks spent Top 10

Could we put something like most weeks spent consecutively on Top 10? Solo and Band/Group?

http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/weekly-chart-notes-enrique-iglesias-katy-1005069422.story#/column/chartbeat/weekly-chart-notes-enrique-iglesias-katy-1005069422.story

Similarly, there is very old statistic, now forgotten [?] of the song that spent the longest in the top ten but never reached number one, it might seem to be an interesting addition if anyone remembers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newmans2001 (talkcontribs) 00:20, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Most consecutive Most consecutive number-one hits

7 — Whitney Houston (1985–1988) 6 — The Beatles (1964–1966) 6 — Bee Gees (1977–1979)

Can someone please add Paula Abdul to this section on the main page? She had 6 consecutive #1s from (1989-1991). Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.6.45.140 (talk) 23:30, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Paula Abdul had six consecutive #1s only if not counting her #3 "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me", which re-entered the Hot 100 after her first three #1s and before her last three #1s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.51.117.116 (talk) 18:52, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Albums with most #1 hits

Would it be a good idea to list, along with Michael Jackson's Bad, the 8 albums that have had four #1 hits? Many other achievements in the article have a list of up to ten positions, and it seems logical to honor these albums since we have at least two credible sources with the ascension of Katy Perry's E.T. to the #1 position:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/74347/week-ending-march-27-2011-songs-katy-moves-up/

http://www.billboard.com/news/katy-perry-s-e-t-rockets-to-no-1-on-hot-1005100882.story# —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.28.105.66 (talk) 02:52, 1 April 2011 (UTC)


I agree with you, Katy Perry is also the first artist to have 4 consecutive n0. 1 songs from an album this also should be added to additional achievements section — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.63.0.192 (talk) 21:07, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


Katy Perry is not the first artist to do this. Paula Abdul had 4 consecutive #1 singles from her debut album. 174.253.25.184 (talk) 21:20, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Glee Cast for the most top 40 hits...

They had 51 Top 40 Hits (and Madonna 50). Their name should be written under most top 40 hits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.251.120.100 (talk) 17:00, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Nicki Minaj additional achievements?

She has been cited many times for being the first female artist to have 7 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at one time, so shouldn't that be in the additional achievement section? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.11.102.196 (talk) 08:34, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Taylor Swift -- love her or not -- is an example of a female artist who has had more than 7 songs in the Hot 100 at one time. Nicki Minaj should also be on this list. Not sure who else has had 7, 6, etc. at the same time on the chart. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 07:17, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Total number one hits for each decade.

Might want to add the total number of hot 100 number one hits for each decade. It's interesting that the 1970s has the most number ones on the hot 100. Here are the totals I show: 1958-1959 (26), 1960's (206), 1970s (257) 1980s (228), 1990s (138), Millenium (152) So far in the millenium teens (as of week ending 23 July) (32). NOTE: Some of the songs were number one more than once. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.121.80.54 (talk) 18:17, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Longest Running Hot 100 Number Ones for each decade.

This is another interesting section you may want to add.

1960s top 5 longest running number ones: 2. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (7) 2. The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand (7) 2. Bobby Lewis - Tossin And Turnin (7) 2. The Monkees - I'm A Believer (7) 1. The Beatles - Hey Jude (9) 1. Percy Faith - Theme From A Summer Place (9)

1970s top 5 longest running number ones: 5. Paul Revere And The Raiders - Indian Reservation (Cherokee Nation) (6) 5. Simon And Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (6) 5. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World (6) 5. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (6) 5. Gilber O'Sullivan - Alone Again Naturally (6) 4. Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancin (7) 2. Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (8) 2. Bee Gees - Night Fever (8) 1. Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life (10)

1980s Top Five longest running number one hits: 5. Blonde - Call Me (6) 5. Irene Cara - Flashdance (What A Feeling) (6) 5. Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say (6) 5. Madonna - Like A Virgin (6) 5. Kenny Rogers - Lady (6) 5. J. Geils Band - Centerfold (6) 5. Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory (6) 4. The Police - Every Breath You Take (7) 3. Diana Ross And Lionel Ritchie - Endless Love (8) 2. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (9) 1. Olivia Newton John - Physical (10)

1990s top 5 longest running number one hits: 2. Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You (14) 2. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (14) 2. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) (14) 2. Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 (14) 1. Mariah Carey And Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day (16) (Longest running number one of all time....so far)

Millenium longest running number one hits 5. Ashanti - Foolish (10) 5. Nelly Ft. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma (10) 5. Kanye West Ft. Jamie Fox - Gold Digger (10) 5. Beyonce - Irreplaceable (10) 5. Destiny's Child - Independent Woman Pt. 1 (10) 4. Usher Ft. Lil John And Ludacris - Yeah! (11) 3. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow (12) 1. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together (14) 1. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (14)

This definitely needs verification on the weeks as there could be mistakes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.121.80.54 (talk) 19:37, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues

Shouldn't Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" be listed under "most weeks at number one"? It was number one on the Juke Box #1 list for 10 weeks in 1956-1957. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.96.201.254 (talk) 06:01, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry (Teenage Dream) now ties with Michael Jackson (Bad) for having the most number one hits from an album with 5. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akrein9 (talkcontribs) 03:08, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Not unless TGIF hits #1. - eo (talk) 11:21, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

NEW NOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello everybody. I have no idea how to type things in here, but Katy Perry has even more most number one hits from an album and she's got 6 no.1 in a row as well. Probably broke some more records. Read it here: http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/katy-perry-s-latest-chart-record-a-6th-no-1006036562.story#/column/chartbeat/katy-perry-s-latest-chart-record-a-6th-no-1006036562.story Thanks and good night. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.216.154.62 (talk) 22:35, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

She broke a record for the Pop Songs chart, not the Hot 100 - TOTGA drops to #9 on the Hot 100 this week and likely will not get anywhere close to the top spot in the future. Toa Nidhiki05 22:55, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Biggest Drop From The Billboard Hot 100-It's All About The Benjamins-Puff Daddy & The Family-No. 2 to dropped completely off the Hot 100 the Following Week

It appears as if there is an error in stating the largest drop from the Billboard Hot 100 is the No. 11 one week charting Mean by Taylor Swift. Note this song could also be released to radio, as the album is still current, and radio tracks may continue to be pulled from it. According to what I can decipher from the Billboard Hot 100 Singles books, It's All About The Benjamins by Puff Daddy & The Family Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The Lox, Dave Grohl, Perfect, Fuzz Bubbble, Rob Zombie had to have dropped from No. 2 to completely off the Hot 100. The song debuted on December 6, 1997 and spent two weeks at Number 2 in 1998. This can be verified by the symbol for a record peaking in the year after it was charted in the Joel Whitburn books next to that song. The single is a two sided single with Been Around The World by Puff Daddy with the Notorious B.I.G. & Mase, which peaked at No. 4. The single is Bad Boy 79130, listed as a cassette single but most likely was available as a CD single. The only way It's All About The Benjamins could have charted is 12/6/97 - debut - 12/13/97 - unknown - 12/20/97 - unknown - 12/27/97 -unknown- 1/3/98 Number 2 1/10/98 Number 2 (second week) UNLESS the song fell off and then re-entered, which is unlikely. Someone with the actual Billboard Hot 100 charts for that date could verify this. It appears as if Billboard simply stopped tracking It's All About The Benjamins as of 1/10/98 when it was still Number 2 and began charting Been Around The World on 1/17/98, Been Around The World peaking at 4 as previously mentioned and charted for a total of 15 weeks on it's own. The record achieved Platinum status, further indication that the likelihood was the CD single sold the majority of those units, even though cassette singles were the current preferred Billboard configuration as of that date (at least according to the Billboard Hot 100 singles books). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.87.36.52 (talk) 03:32, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

The Billboard policy, at the time, was to only list the song receiving the most airplay points on AA-sided singles. The rule did not last long, and in past decades, both titles were shown together at the same chart position. There are cases of a handful of singles during this short time whose listing changed as one side of the single overtook the other in airplay points. It didn't necessarily mean that they dopped off the chart. Total chart weeks and last week columns were not altered. - eo (talk) 22:12, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought maybe before I researched it, what had happened was that the CD single had simply sold out, no more were available, and that's what caused the drop. If there is a bigger drop to be found than the Tommy James and the Shondells song that went from No. 18 to being dropped, I would think it occurred the first week of December 1998 when the drastic chart change allowing album tracks to appear on the Hot 100 came into being. What was the biggest drop that week? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.254.64.98 (talk) 05:53, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

The Complete List of Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Only Top Ten Hits

Iris-Goo Goo Dolls #1 (18 weeks), Don't Speak-No Doubt #1 (16 weeks), Torn-Natalie Imbruglia #1 (10 weeks), Fly-Sugar Ray Featuring Supercat #1 (6 weeks), Men In Black-Will Smith #1 (4 weeks), Lovefool-Cardigans #2 (8 weeks), One Headlight-Wallflowers #2 (5 weeks), Killing Me Softly-Fugees #2 (3 weeks), Walkin' On The Sun-Smash Mouth #2 (1 week), Thank U-Alanis Morissette #2 (1 week), Head Over Feet-Alanis Morissette #3, 3 A.M.-Matchbox Twenty #3, How Bizarre-OMC #4, Are You That Somebody-Aaliyah #4, As Long As You Love Me-Backstreet Boys #4, I'll Never Break Your Heart-Backstreet Boys #4, State Of The World-Janet Jackson #5, Mr. Jones-Counting Crows #5, Push-Matchbox Twenty #5, The Way-Fastball #5, When I Come Around-Green Day #6, A Long December-Counting Crows #6, Anytime-Brian McKnight #6, I Could Fall In Love-Selena #8, Forever-Mariah Carey #9, Real World-Matchbox Twenty #9, My Favorite Mistake-Sheryl Crow #9, The Chanukah Song-Adam Sandler #10, Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand-Primitive Radio Gods #10, Butterfly Kisses-Bob Carlisle #10, For Good Measure-Some of the Best and Most Important Songs That Missed The Top 10: Do The Bartman-Simpsons #11, If You Could Only See-Tonic #11, Closing Time-Semisonic #11, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)-Green Day #11, Lightning Crashes-Live #12, Better Man-Pearl Jam #13, You Oughta Know-Alanis Morissette #13, Hand In My Pocket-Alanis Morissette #15, Buddy Holly-Weezer #18 Source: Billboard Hot 100 Annual 1955-2005 (Joel Whitburn) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.168.249.168 (talk) 03:11, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Phantom Number One Hits-Into The Groove by Madonna and Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Had a seven inch single of Into The Groove been available in 1985, there is little doubt the song would have been Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Available only as a 12 inch, it didn't qualify for the Hot 100. However, I've wanted to research it for a while and found a thread with interesting information (Google this exact phrase: Into The Groove 1985 Madonna Radio and Records Airplay chart or you'll come up with non relevant stuff initially)-anyway, the song peaked at No. 6 on the Radio and Records chart, but more importantly, for the purposes of the 12 inch singles sales, it was Number 1 for 6 weeks on Variety. Had Billboard allowed the record to chart, there is little doubt in my mind Into The Groove would have hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Stairway To Heaven is a little tougher. There aren't really any charts I know of that show airplay for that song in 1971 and 1972. However, the song did receive a lot of Top 40 Airplay and was often ranked No. 1 on all time Memorial Day countdowns on Top 40 stations like KDWB in Minneapolis, which was hardly the only market where the song did extremely well. I think the song would have been Number 1. There was, of course, no commercial seven inch single, but I did own a promotional 45 RPM single of the song with a blue Atlantic Records label. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.168.249.168 (talk) 03:25, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

This is WP:OR and thus cannot and should not be included. It's all speculative. - eo (talk) 22:08, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Actually, 12 inch singles DO qualify for the Hot 100. There was a big fuss when Billboard refused to rank "U Can't Touch This" (MC Hammer) because it was available only as an album track (Capitol didn't want a single out because they wanted people to buy the album). Capitol eventually relented and released it solely as a 12 inch single and Billboard finally charted it.75.88.44.57 (talk) 02:25, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

The Case For Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls Being The All Time Hot 100 Champion For Most Weeks at No. 1, Not One Sweet Day

While the official Hot 100 all time champion is One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men with 16 weeks at Number 1, Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is the all time leader with 18 weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart. Prior to December 1998, titles on the Billboard Hot 100 had to have a single available at retail to chart on the Hot 100. Owing to the release of fewer and fewer commercial singles, this policy was changed in December 1998. At the time, CD's were the primary method of recording sales, as paid ITunes downloads were still a few years off. Using this chart methodology, the 18 weeks that the Goo Goo Dolls Iris spent at the top of the Hot 100 Airplay chart beats One Sweet Day by two weeks. Don't Speak by No Doubt ties One Sweet Day with 16 weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart. Three other songs went to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, but never appeared on the Billboard Hot 100-Torn by Natalie Imbruglia (10 weeks), Fly by Sugar Ray Featuring Supercat (6 weeks) and Men In Black by Will Smith (4 weeeks). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.168.249.168 (talk) 05:06, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

(response to most of your points, not exclusively this) Well here's the problem: regardless of whether the songs would have reached #1 on the Hot 100 or not, they didn't and therefore are not listed on a page for Hot 100 chart achievements. Furthermore, they almost certainly would not have commanded the actual Hot 100 chart as long as they did the Airplay chart. Most importantly, Billboard itself has never stated that these songs would have reached #1 at all and does not count any of them among Hot 100 chart leaders. There were never physical copies of these songs released that qualified for the Hot 100, and the record labels of these artists knew full well that the songs would not chart on the Hot 100 regardless of airplay. Besides, the distinction of never having charted doesn't hurt a song's legacy. For example: One of your sections mentions Madonna's Into The Groove, which is commonly regarded as one of her greatest songs as well as one of the greatest pop songs of all time. -- MusicMonster96 (talk) 22:06, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson is the youngest female to write, record, and perform a No. 1 single (Foolish Beat 1988) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.13.10.17 (talk) 15:56, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Artist with a number one non-comedy song and a number one comedy song

Ray Stevens is the only artist on the Hot 100 with a non-comedy number one (Everything Is Beautiful-1970) and a comedy number one (The Streak-1974). His first hit to chart number 5 on the hot 100 was "Ahab The Arab" in 1962. Gitarzan also charted Number 8 on the hot 100 in 1969. These are in addition to his many other hits on the Country Chart and Hot 100 Chart. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.174.204.213 (talk) 15:37, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

most top 40 hits

glee cast is tied with stevie wonder with 45 top 40 entries if u count the number 40 songs (which are in the top 40 so i think they deserv to be put on the list ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.132.216.42 (talk) 18:25, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Songwriters with the most consecutive years with a number-one hit

Paul McCartney shouldn't be in the list, as his list of songwriting Hot 100 #1 hits from 1978 to 1985 is

 1978:  "With A Little Luck"
 1979:  none
 1980:  "Coming Up"
 1981:  none
 1982:  "Ebony And Ivory"
 1983:  "Say, Say, Say"
 1984:  none
 1985:  none

(add 1984 if counting "Say, Say, Say" from 10 December 1983 through 14 January 1984).

Lionel Richie has 8 consecutive years, starting in 1978 (not 1979), as his list of songwriting Hot 100 #1 hits from 1978 to 1985 is

 1978:  "Three Times A Lady"
 1979:  "Still"
 1980:  "Lady" [Kenny Rogers]
 1981:  "Endless Love" [Diana Ross & Lionel Richie]
 1982:  "Truly"
 1983:  "All Night Long (All Night)"
 1984:  "Hello"
 1985:  "Say You, Say Me"

(add 1986 if counting "Say You, Say Me" from 21 December 1985 through 11 January 1986, in which case Richie would have 9 consecutive years). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.51.127.130 (talk) 04:10, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

While Paul McCartney's entry now states the correct consecutive years 1964-1971, Lionel Richie's entry still incorrectly reads 1979-1985 instead of 1978-1985 (or, as before, "add 1986 if counting 'Say You, Say Me' from 21 December 1985 through 11 January 1986, in which case Richie would have 9 consecutive years"). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.103.143.39 (talk) 18:07, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Album achievements

Taylor Swift's Speak Now, which has, truthfully, 13 Billboard Hot 100 entries, is not the album with the most entries, it is her second album, Fearless, which has 16 entries, and if this is not true, then her record of 13 Top 40 songs is un-true as well, since it is from the Deluxe Edition of her album, and it would otherwise be only 8 songs of that album that reached the Top 40. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DavidHPihl (talkcontribs) 06:22, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Nothing really important but . . .

I have read an article on the Billboard website and realized there are one thousand number 1s and the 1000th number one was Born this way by Lady Gaga. And so I was wondering if this achievement should be listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.141.220.23 (talk) 21:24, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Speak Now by Taylor Swift discrepancy

Under Album Achievements it states:

"Most entries — Speak Now by Taylor Swift (17)"

However, later in the article under Selected additional Hot 100 achievements it states:

"Swift now holds the record for an entire album of songs with all of Speak Now's fourteen songs hitting the Hot 100"

The "17" and "fourteen" seem inconsistent in fact (and form). The album only contains 14 songs, but maybe there were remix songs (didn't think these counted on the Hot 100.)

Thx. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.214.10.198 (talk) 01:52, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

The regular version of Speak Now has 14 songs, and the deluxe edition included 3 more, all of which charted. NYSMtalk page 06:19, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 January 2012

In the Consecutive #1 hits the singer Cher is not mention at all.

She hit a number 1 with "I got you babe" with Sonny in 1965. In 1970s she hit number 1 three times with "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (1971), "Half-Breed" (1973) and "Dark Lady" (1974) She notched another '70s No. 1 with Sonny, "All I Ever Need Is You," on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart in 1971. In the 80s she hit number 1 in 1989 with "After All," with Peter Cetera, and her iconic "If I Could Turn Back Time." In the 90s she hit number 1 with "Believe" (1999)

and last she hit number 1 with You Haven't Seen the Last of Me,"

TroyRiver9 (talk) 03:11, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Celestra (talk) 16:00, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

If we're talking about the Hot 100 (which is the focus of this article), the above claims are wrong anyway. - eo (talk) 16:07, 30 January 2012 (UTC)


Paula Abdul

I have an edit request for this section on the main page. I've been trying to edit this section to include Paula Abdul's 6 consecutive #1 songs from 1988-1991. But every time I add it, it gets deleted. It is clear that all six are are listed on her page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Abdul_discography Can the main moderator please add her to the main page as someone tied with 6 consecutive #1 songs? Thank you

Not done It keeps being removed because Abdul's number-ones were not consecutive. - eo (talk) 11:56, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Lady Gaga biggest drop from the top 100

I know I'm going to be denied because of no facts supporting the situation, but about a year ago, Lady Gaga had the album Born This Way out. From that album, the single debuted at the 12 and the next week, it was gone from the charts. Shouldn't this be included on the biggest drop off the charts. However, all the evidence I have is the top 50 chart videos on youtube made by BillboardGoddess on weeks 06/04/11 and the week after that. In the first of the two weeks, hair was shown to debut at number 12 and the next week, in the dropout portion of the video ( where the uploader shows which singles fell from the top 50 out of the charts, it showed Hair. Well, thnx anyways. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.240.18.100 (talk) 18:32, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that you're correct with this, I don't know why "Hair" isn't listed now. I'll doublecheck this. - eo (talk) 11:59, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
It appears you're right. I've now added "Hair" onto the list, with a source included. Thanks for bringing this to attention. Holiday56 (talk) 13:37, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Sean Garrett

The page lists Sean Garrett as having written 15 US number ones. I can only find six:

  • Check On It - Beyonce
  • London Bridge - Fergie
  • Grillz - Nelly
  • Run It! - Chris Brown
  • Yeah! - Usher
  • Goodies - Ciara

Can anyone else find the other nine? - Phildav76 (talk) 14:11, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Increased number of No. 1 songs in an album

Longest climbs to number one

Patti Austin (with James Ingram) reached #1 with "Baby, Come To Me" in its 23rd nonconsecutive week during 1982-1983 and so should be in this list. For comparison sake, the climb for Los del Rio's "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" was split among two separate Hot 100 chart runs, the first for 20 weeks (peaking at #45), the second for 13 weeks (that finally resulted in a #1 ranking); and the climb for Lonestar's "Amazed" was split among two separate Hot 100 chart runs, the first for 20 weeks (peaking at #24), the second for 11 weeks (that finally resulted in a #1 ranking). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.103.143.39 (talk) 17:57, 14 July 2012 (UTC)


Artists with most #2 hits NEEDS TO BE ADDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why is there not an "artists with most #2 hits" section?? Madonna has the record with 6. Material Girl (1985), Causing a Commotion (1987), Express Yourself (1989), Cherish (1989), I'll Remember (1994), Frozen (1998). A.G. (talk) 00:10, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Request list of songs with 9 weeks at number-one in Most weeks at number one section

Request list of songs with 9 weeks at number-one in Most weeks at number one section. Someone, please add list of songs with 9 weeks at number-one. There are only songs that spent 10 weeks ore more at number-one in this section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iama9xwoman (talkcontribs) 07:42, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Usher's 'Yeah' omitted in 'Most total weeks in the top ten'

Usher's 'Yeah' has spent 28 weeks in Top 10 as per the Billboard link below. http://www.billboard.com/news#G0qDbkPXpsTYlFEw.99 It says:

         After 28 weeks in the top 10, "Yeah!" falls 7-11.

But it's not been included in the list.

P.S. I was not sure where submit this correction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peachgobbler (talkcontribs) 11:13, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure whether "Yeah!" holds the record for most weeks in the Top 10. Maybe "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 09:24, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

"How Do I Live" as recorded by LeAnne Rimes (sp?) spent 32 weeks in the Top 10 (peaking at No. 2). Next in line is "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas with 30 weeks. But do include "Yeah!" by Usher et al. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 07:13, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

cumulative weeks at No. 1; Madonna ahead of Whitney

Madonna has reigned at No. 1 (Hot 100) for a total of 32 weeks (12 No. 1s). She is not on the list. Whitney is rightfully on the list with 31 weeks. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.146.149 (talk) 07:15, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

No.1 Debuts

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, by Taylor Swift, needs to be added. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:E35:2E09:7400:1537:64D0:59F3:D31C (talk) 20:01, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Songwriters with most #1 songs in a calendar year

I like the idea of this section. It's inspired by an article on Billboard, but the link doesn't go to a specific article. I'd flesh this section out with information already found on Wikipedia, including on this page itself.

The referenced article lists only solo artists. Many songwriters in bands have done this as well, well exceeding the artists currently on this list.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney would easily top the list. In 1964, they co-wrote 6 of their own #1 hits "I wanna hold your hand" "She loves you" "Can't buy me love" "Love me do" "A hard day's night" "I feel fine" and then also "World without love" for Peter and Gordon, for a total of 7 #1 songs.

Lennon and McCartney also would be on the list for 1965, during which their co-penned 5 songs that hit #1 "I feel fine" (carry over from 1964) "Eight days a week" "Ticket to ride" "Help!" "Yesterday"

Lennon and McCartney also co-penned 3 #1 songs in 1967 "Penny lane" "All you need is love" "Hello Goodbye"

Depending on your definitions, others should be included. If you're listing songs written by and performed by, then you can add Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, who co-wrote 3 #1 songs for themselves in 1978 "How deep is your love" "Stayin' Alive" "Night Fever"

There are many other examples - Michael Jackson in 1988 from his "Bad" album. Katy Perry had 3 in 2010 from the "Teenage Dream" album.

Also, if you're listing songwriters who wrote #1 hits for other artists, you'd need to include songwriters for the Supremes in 1964 an 1965. Also, Barry Gibb's list in 1978 would grow from the 3 Bee Gees hits to include on for his brother Andy Gibb, one "If i can't have you" for Yvonne Ellman, and one for the title song "Grease" from the same movie.

All of this information is on Wikipedia's pages, including this one.

Thanks, Dnsla (talk) 08:59, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

The 4 Seasons in Most total weeks in the Hot 100

The small print qualification "The year displayed is the year the songs ended their respective chart runs" applied to "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" should produce 1976, not 1975, as the first year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.151.174.67 (talk) 14:53, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Songwriters with the most number-one singles

Max Martin appears to be at least tied with Brian Holland & Sean Garrett at 15 in my book with-

  1. 3 (song)
  2. ...Baby One More Time (song)
  3. California Gurls
  4. E.T. (song)
  5. Hold It Against Me
  6. I Kissed a Girl
  7. It's Gonna Be Me ('N Sync song)
  8. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  9. My Life Would Suck Without You
  10. One More Night (Maroon 5 song)
  11. Part of Me (Katy Perry song)
  12. Raise Your Glass
  13. So What (Pink song)
  14. Teenage Dream (Katy Perry song)
  15. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

In 2008, "you belong with me" debuted at #12. However, it immediately dropped off but came back in 2009 and peaked at #2. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Saber Toothed Cat (talkcontribs) 02:47, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

right? NYSMtalk page 13:22, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Artist who have performed on the most #1 songs

Many people have discussed/complained about combining #1s for an artist's band and solo work. Example- Lennon/McCartney and their solo work, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. This table would solve that. Entries would be only for situations where the artists are featured and/or part of a group. It would also be different from most #1s written and most #1s produced. The table would include:

  • Paul McCartney 29 -- 20 with The Beatles, 1 with Linda McCartney, 5 with Wings (band), 1 solo, 1 with Stevie Wonder, 1 with Michael Jackson
  • John Lennon 22 -- 20 with The Beatles, 2 solo (tie)
  • George Harrison 22 -- 20 with The Beatles, 2 solo (tie)
  • Ringo Starr 22 -- 20 with The Beatles, 2 solo (tie)
  • Diana Ross 19 -- 12 with The Supremes, 5 solo, 1 with Lionel Richie, 1 with Supergroup USA for Africa
  • Mariah Carey 18 -- 15 solo, 1 with Boyz II Men, 1 with Jay-Z, 1 with Joe and 98 Degrees (tie)
  • Michael Jackson 18 -- 12 solo, 4 with the Jackson 5, 1 with Paul McCartney, 1 with Supergroup USA for Africa (tie)
  • Elvis Presley 17 -- 17 solo

Thoughts? Dnsla (talk) 21:33, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Songwriters with the most number-one hit in a same year

Shouldn't Katy Perry's "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream" and "Firework" be here? She co-wrote all three and they all hit #1 in 2010. AARONTALK 00:44, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Not done: Only songwriters who wrote four or more No. 1 hits in the same year are being included. There are already 4 songwriters who had four number ones in one year. Statistically speaking, there should be many more with three number ones. (Mariah Carey in 1991, Max Martin in 2010 and 2011, etc.)--Mαuri’96...over the Borderline” 07:33, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Rihanna Cumulative Weeks at number one

Sorry, but can someone please change the number of cumulative weeks Rihanna has spent at number to 47 weeks instead of 44? She has already 3 weeks at number one with her single "Diamonds" so her previous tally 44, should have 3 added and become 47. :) Thanks a lot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.226.242.19 (talk) 03:25, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Adam Levine

He's the only artist to simultaneously have a top 10 hit as a solo artist, and a top 10 hit as part of a band.

John Lennon did this back in early 1970. His hit "Instant Karma" was in the top 5 the same time as The Beatles' "Let it Be". Dnsla (talk) 16:50, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 December 2012

I am requesting for the Rihanna's cumulative number of weeks at number one to be changed from 44 weeks to 47 weeks. I am requesting for 44 to be replaced with 47. If you would like a reliable source, it shows on your own page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hot_100_number-one_singles_of_2012_(U.S.), that Rihanna's new single Diamonds has so far spent 3 weeks atop the Hot 100 and those weeks should be added to her cumulative count. Thank you very much. 99.226.242.19 (talk) 20:59, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

 Done - eo (talk) 12:19, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 December 2012

Mariah Carey has had 19 number one hits according to Billboard.com.

64.234.96.193 (talk) 00:38, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

No she hasn't. AARONTALK 00:43, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
She has 18. - eo (talk) 00:48, 19 December 2012 (UTC)