Friday, January 4, 2013

Pop Music Chart Day – 2013 Update



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By Terry Orr
Who has 20 number one hit songs?

So here we go guys and dolls – a list of the best since 1955!

Most weeks at number one:
16 weeks
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men — "One Sweet Day" (1995-1996)
14 weeks
Whitney Houston — "I Will Always Love You" (1992-1993)

Boyz II Men — "I'll Make Love to You" (1994)

Los del Río — "Macarena" (Bayside Boys mix) (1996)

Elton John — "Candle in the Wind 1997" / "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (1997-1998)

Mariah Carey — "We Belong Together" (2005)

The Black Eyed Peas — "I Gotta Feeling" (2009)
13 weeks
Boyz II Men — "End of the Road" (1992)

Brandy and Monica — "The Boy Is Mine" (1998)
12 weeks
Santana featuring Rob Thomas — "Smooth" (1999-2000)

Eminem — "Lose Yourself" (2002-2003)

Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris — "Yeah!" (2004)

The Black Eyed Peas — "Boom Boom Pow" (2009)

Most weeks at number two (without hitting number one):
10 weeks
Foreigner — "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (1981)

Missy Elliott — "Work It" (2002)
9 weeks
Donna Lewis — "I Love You Always Forever" (1996)

Shania Twain — "You're Still the One" (1998)
8 weeks
Shai — "If I Ever Fall in Love" (1992)

Deborah Cox — "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (1998)

Brian McKnight — "Back at One" (1999)

Mario Winans featuring Enya and P. Diddy — "I Don't Wanna Know" (2004)

Most total weeks in the top ten:
32 weeks
LeAnn Rimes — "How Do I Live" (1997–1998)
30 weeks
Santana featuring Rob Thomas — "Smooth" (1999–2000)
29 weeks
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock — "Party Rock Anthem" (2011–2012)
28 weeks
Jewel — "Foolish Games" / "You Were Meant for Me" (1997–1998)
26 weeks
Savage Garden — "Truly Madly Deeply" (1997–1998)
25 weeks
Chubby Checker — "The Twist" (1960 and 1962), Toni Braxton — "Un-Break My Heart" (1996–1997), Timbaland featuring OneRepublic — "Apologize" (2007–2008)

Most total weeks on the Hot 100:
76 weeks
Jason Mraz — "I'm Yours" (2009)[3]
69 weeks
LeAnn Rimes — "How Do I Live" (1998)
68 weeks
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock — "Party Rock Anthem" (2012)
65 weeks
Jewel — "Foolish Games" / "You Were Meant for Me" (1998), Adele — "Rolling in the Deep" (2012)
64 weeks
Carrie Underwood — "Before He Cheats" (2007)
62 weeks
Lifehouse — "You and Me" (2006)
60 weeks
Los del Río — "Macarena" (Bayside Boys Mix) (1997), Lady Antebellum — "Need You Now" (2010)
58 weeks
Santana featuring Rob Thomas — "Smooth" (2000), The Fray — "How to Save a Life" (2007)
57 weeks
Creed — "Higher" (2000), Kings of Leon — "Use Somebody" (2010)
56 weeks
Paula Cole — "I Don't Want to Wait" (1998), Faith Hill — "The Way You Love Me" (2001), The Black Eyed Peas — "I Gotta Feeling" (2010)

Number-one debuts:
Michael Jackson
"You Are Not Alone" (September 2, 1995)
Mariah Carey
"Fantasy" (September 30, 1995)
Whitney Houston
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" (November 25, 1995)
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
"One Sweet Day" (December 2, 1995)
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112
"I'll Be Missing You" (June 14, 1997)
Mariah Carey
"Honey" (September 13, 1997)
Elton John
"Candle in the Wind 1997" / "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (October 11, 1997)
Céline Dion
"My Heart Will Go On" (February 28, 1998)
Aerosmith
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (September 5, 1998)
Lauryn Hill
"Doo Wop (That Thing)" (November 14, 1998)
Clay Aiken
"This Is the Night" (June 28, 2003)
Fantasia
"I Believe" (July 10, 2004)
Carrie Underwood
"Inside Your Heaven" (July 2, 2005)

Most Hot 100 entries
Glee Cast (204)
Lil Wayne (109)
Elvis Presley (108)
James Brown (91)
Ray Charles (74)
Aretha Franklin (73)
The Beatles (71) (tie)
Jay-Z (71) (tie)

Most top 40 singles
Elvis Presley (80)
Elton John (57)
Lil Wayne (55)
The Beatles (50) tie
Glee Cast (50) tie
Madonna (49)

Most top 10 singles
Madonna (38)
Elvis Presley (36) (Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100)
The Beatles (34)
Stevie Wonder (28) tie
Michael Jackson (28) tie
Elton John (27) tie
Janet Jackson (27) tie
Mariah Carey (27) tie

Most number-one singles
The Beatles (20)
Mariah Carey (18)
Elvis Presley (17) (Pre-Hot 100 charts and Hot 100)
Michael Jackson (13)
Madonna (12) tie
Rihanna (12) [29] tie
The Supremes (12) tie
Whitney Houston (11)
Janet Jackson (10) tie
Stevie Wonder (10) tie

Most cumulative weeks at number one
79
Elvis Presley (tie) (Pre Hot 100)†
79
Mariah Carey (tie)
59
The Beatles
50
Boyz II Men
47
Rihanna (tie)
47
Usher (tie)
37
Michael Jackson
36
Beyoncé
34
Elton John
33
Janet Jackson

[Source: Wikipedia]

Wow.  The things we learn research articles to share.  Some of these folks – I dare say that some are unknown to me – yeah, yeah – I know – showing my age once again.

Congratulations to all of these gifted and talented folks – and thanks for sharing your music with all of us.

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