Knowledge Identifier: $Billboard_Hot_100
Launched in 1955.
Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (15%), (6%)
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Of the 16 singles to top the Billboard chart for more than ten weeks since 1955, only two released before 1992
Donnie Brooks - Called "Li'l Sweetheart," it received a lukewarm reception, but his March 1960 hit single, "Mission Bell" on Era Records demonstrated a quality voice in an upbeat song that peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Etta James - In early 1961, James released what was to become her signature song, "At Last", which reached number two on the R&B chart and number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100
Shelley Fabares - In 1962 Fabares' recording of "Johnny Angel" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Marvin Gaye - Later in 1962, Gaye released his first charted hit, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow", which peaked in the low top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten on the R&B side
Roaring Lion - The song "If You Wanna Be Happy", which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 18 May 1963, as well as the R&B singles chart, is based on Roaring Lion's "Ugly Woman"
Jeff Barry - In 1964 alone, the duo were responsible for writing 17 singles that reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Phil Spector - Boyce and Hart perform the tune, "Out and About", which reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967
Desmond Dekker - In 1968 Dekker's "Israelites" was released, eventually topping the UK Singles Chart in April 1969 and peaking in the Top Ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 in June 1969.
Hamilton Camp - In addition, an early Gibson & Camp gospel song, "You Can Tell the World" was the opening track on Simon & Garfunkel's first album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." As a singer, Camp had a minor hit with the song "Here's to You," which peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968
Shorty Long - Long's biggest hit was "Here Comes the Judge" in 1968, which reached number four on the R&B charts and number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100
Marvin Gaye - In October 1968, Gaye's recording of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was released and became Gaye's first to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top of the charts in other countries, selling well over a million copies
Marvin Gaye - Gaye followed it with songs such as "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is", which reached the top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969
Roberta Flack - Roberta Flack's version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" hit number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972
Donna Fargo - She was one of the few female country singers to write her own material at the time, and one of the few country singers to cross over to the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in a big way, which she did in 1972 with "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A."
Joe Egan (musician) - After two unsuccessful singles, their song "Stuck in the Middle With You"--which he had co-written with Rafferty--became a hit in 1973 and reached the Top Ten of both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
Maria Muldaur - Her first solo album "Maria Muldaur", released in 1973, contained her hit single "Midnight at the Oasis", which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974
Billy Swan - His first album included the song "I Can Help", a rockabilly number that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts in 1974, becoming a hit in many other countries
James Brown - After 1976's "Bodyheat", he failed to appear on the Billboard Hot 100
Billy Ocean - In 1976, he recorded his first album, "Billy Ocean", with its first single release, "Love Really Hurts Without You," charting at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Deborah Allen - Since 1976, Allen has issued 12 albums and charted 14 singles on the "Billboard" Hot Country Songs chart, most notably the 1983 crossover hit "Baby I Lied" which reached No. 4 on the country charts and No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100
Dan Seals - The younger brother of Seals & Crofts member Jim Seals, he first gained fame as the "England Dan" half of the soft rock duo England Dan & John Ford Coley, which charted nine pop and adult contemporary singles between 1976 and 1980, including the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Eric Carmen - For several weeks in the fall of 1977, Carmen had three compositions charting concurrently on the Billboard Hot 100, Cassidy's two big hits and Carmen's own "She Did It
Barry Gibb - In 1977, Gibb saw five of his songs simultaneously enter the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and for one week in March, four of the top five songs were written by him
Paul Davis (singer) - Notable songs in his career include 1977's "I Go Crazy", a No. 7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the No. 6 "'65 Love Affair", his highest-charting pop hit
Marilyn McCoo - Their follow up, "You Don't Have to Be a Star " was an even bigger hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1977
James Last - In the US, where "The Seduction" became a Top 40 hit, peaking at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 22 on the Adult Contemporary chart in May 1980, Last was somewhat more successful on the singles charts
Terri Gibbs - This song was a crossover hit upon its 1981 release, reaching No. 8 on the U.S. country charts, No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary charts
Joan Jett - The new single was a re-recording of the title track, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" originally written and recorded by Arrows, which in the first half of 1982 was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in a row
Deborah Allen - " The first single from the album became Allen's signature song, "Baby I Lied," which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard country chart and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 26 in January 1984
Teena Marie - It yielded her biggest hit "Lovergirl", which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1985
Regina Richards - She is best known for her hit "Baby Love," which reached Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986
Brenda K. Starr - Starr's eponymous sophomore LP, released in 1987 on MCA, included, what is considered her signature song, the power ballad "I Still Believe", which peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Starr's first and only top twenty single on the Hot 100
Rod Stewart - The lead single "It Takes Two" with Tina Turner, was released in 1990 in advance of the album's release, and reached number five on the UK charts, but did not chart in the U.S. The followup songs from Vagabond Heart both reached the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, with "Rhythm of My Heart" peaking at No. 5 and "The Motown Song" peakng at No. 10
David A. Stewart - The single reached the UK Top 10 and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1990
Paul Simon - Released on October 1990, the album received excellent critical reviews and achieved very respectable sales, peaking at 4 in the US and No. 1 in the UK. The lead single, "The Obvious Child", featuring the Grupo Cultural Olodum, was a Top 20 hit in the UK and appeared near the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100.
Chris DeGarmo - He was the sole writer for the band's 1991 hit "Silent Lucidity," which reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was "'Grammy nominated"' in two categories at the 1992 *awards, and earned the guitarist a BMI songwriter's *award
Martin McCarrick - His biggest hit with the band was in 1991 with the single "Kiss Them For Me" which reached the number twenty-three in the Billboard Hot 100
Michael W. Smith - His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when "Place in this World" hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100
Regina Belle - The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy *award in 1993 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal as well as a "Best Song" Oscar in the same year
Meshell Ndegeocello - Her only other Billboard Hot 100 hit besides "Wild Night" has been her self-penned "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)", which peaked at 73 in 1994.
Masta Ace - The latter featured an unlisted remix titled "Born to Roll", which became a crossover single in 1994, peaking at 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Dionne Farris - In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know", which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy *award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996, and in 1997, she had another called "Hopeless" from the "Love Jones" soundtrack
R. Kelly - In 1996, Kelly released one of his most successful singles with "I Believe I Can Fly", an inspirational song originally released on the soundtrack for the film Space Jam. "I Believe I Can Fly" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the UK charts for three weeks and won three Grammy Awards in 1998.
Kurtis Blow - In 1996, fellow rapper Nas debuted at 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover version of the song.
Jessica Simpson - Simpson released her first single, "I Wanna Love You Forever", which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999, and reached the top ten in ten countries.
Christina Milian - The song was released as the album's lead single in 2000, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in the top 30 of the UK Singles Chart.
Lilian Garcia - García's first single, "Shout", debuted at No. 69 on the "Billboard Hot 100" in October 2002
Mannie Fresh - In 2004, he released his own debut solo album The Mind of Mannie Fresh, which consisted of 30 tracks and featured the single Real Big, which peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bo Bice - In 2005, Bice charted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 with a rendition of "Inside Your Heaven
Rihanna - Her debut single, "Pon de Replay", was released on August 22, 2005 and charted highly across the world, peaking at number two on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart
Jessica Simpson - The song peaked at number fourteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Song from a Movie, in 2006.
Mario Vazquez - His first single Gallery was released in May 2006, and reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Jason Aldean - His seventh consecutive Top 40 hit on the country charts, it is his first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and became his second number-one hit, and his first since "Why" in May 2006
T-Pain - In two weeks in late 2007, T-Pain was featured on four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Phil Collins - In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists"
Rod Stewart - In 2008, "Billboard" magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists"
T.I. - The official lead single was "Whatever You Like," released in July 2008, and became his most successful single of his career so far, breaking the record for the highest jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, jumping from number 71 to number one.
Luis Fonsi - Luis Fonsi cracked the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in September 2008 with his song "No Me Doy Por Vencido", debuting at number 98 and peaking at number 92
Waka Flocka Flame - Waka Flocka Flame came to fame with his breakthrough single "O Let's Do It" in 2009, which peaked at 62 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Justin Bieber - The song reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its first week of release in July 2009, and later peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Busta Rhymes - In 2011, Rhymes recorded "Look at Me Now" with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne on Brown's fourth album, F.A.M.E., the song has received favorable reviews regarding Rhymes guest verse on the song, and is his highest chart entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number six, while reaching number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming his first 1 on that chart.
Dr. Dre - Tunes on February 1, 2011, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first top-ten single as lead artist on the chart since "Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" in 1993, and making it his second highest peak on the chart ever as lead artist, behind only "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" which peaked at number 2 in 1993.
Adele (singer) - On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously
Drake (entertainer) - The fifth single from "Take Care", "HYFR " was released on April 24, 2012 and was the least-successful single from the album, peaking only at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100
Rodney King - He passed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 109 songs as of September 27, 2012