Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Top 40 #1 Hits In The History Of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart, In Order

40. Adele, "Someone Like You"

39. 50 Cent, "In Da Club"

38. Cheap Trick, "The Flame"

37. Mary J. Blige, "Family Affair"

36. Beyonce, "Crazy In Love"

35. Wham! featuring George Michael, "Careless Whisper"

34. Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"

33. TLC, "Waterfalls"

32. The Animals, "The House of the Rising Sun"

31. Blondie, "Heart of Glass"

30. The Beatles, "Hey Jude"

29. The Temptations, "I Can't Get Next To You"

28. Simon & Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

27. Tina Turner, "What's Love Got To Do With It"

26. Marvin Gaye, "Heard It Through the Grapevine"

25. The Rolling Stones, "Miss You"

24. OutKast, "Ms. Jackson"

23. Human League, "Don't You Want Me"

22. Stevie Wonder, "Superstition"

21. The Notorious B.I.G., "Hypnotize"

20. Ray Charles, "Georgia On My Mind"

19. Guns N' Roses, "Sweet Child o' Mine"

18. The Rolling Stones, "Satisfaction"

17. Aretha Franklin, "Respect"

16. Blackstreet, "No Diggity"

15. Lulu, "To Sir With Love"

14. Terrence Trent D'Arby, "Wishing Well"

13. Al Green, "Let's Stay Together"

12. Elvis Presley, "Suspicious Minds"

11. Joan Jett, "I Love Rock & Roll"

10. Del Shannon, "Runaway"

9. Prince, "Kiss"

8. Question Mark and the Mysterians, "96 Tears"

7. Sly & the Family Stone, "Family Affair"

6. REO Speedwagon, "Keep On Loving You"

5. Sinead O'Conner, "Nothing Compares 2 U"

4. Tommy James & the Shondells, "Crimson & Clover"

3. Bobby Darin, "Mack The Knife"

2. Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"

1. Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"

18 Comments / Post A Comment

Not too shabby.

LondonLee (#922)

You had to go and spoil a good list by putting REO Speedwagon at #6. It's like you took a great big dump all over Sly Stone, Prince, Blondie, and The Human League.

Dave Bry (#422)

REO Speedwagon are the worst type of rock band rock music has to offer. But that song is a perfect song. Just exquisitely crafted radio sing-along fare. I wish it were otherwise, because–we'll, just watch that video, Kevin Cronin is no fun to be on the same planet with. But it is not otherwise. He wrote a perfect song and there's nothing you or I can do to change that.

carpetblogger (#306)

@Dave Bry I still know every word to that song.

LondonLee (#922)

@Dave Bry I don't disagree that it's a perfectly-crafted record but I really hate the way it sounds.

"Lean On Me"

And holy shit did Whitney have a gang of hits.

I disagree with number 1 but applaud the list's breadth and diversity.

Mr. B (#10,093)

There is no EMOTICON to express the outrage, etc.

Alternatively: Flames, flames, etc.

oillil (#232,784)

Sinead's version of Nothing Compares kills me in the best way. Every. Single. Time.

CaptBackslap (#10,313)

No real complaints except that only one Beatles song seems…insufficient. "Waterfalls" (which still SOUNDS good but those lyrics, man…) could probably go to make room for "Day Tripper" or "Penny Lane," imho.

Any arguments I may have had with this listicle were immediately rendered moot by the mere presence of The Human League.

penelopemines (#243,198)

Great list!!!

SuperWittySmitty (#6,160)

"The Magnificent Seven! I love that song. Just saying.

greedaudrey (#243,265)

i love this selections….

mike chan@twitter (#243,266)

Wow this is really a nice list of oldies! I love these selections, this is nostalgia at it's best.. time to break out the old 8traks :) Salaries for Dental Hygienist

sanchezkimii99 (#243,289)

i also love man in the Mirror and Rock with you of Michael Jackson

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