Have you noticed a recent trend at the top of the Official Singles Chart? If you look back over recent times, it's clear to see that the one-week Number 1 is becoming rarer. Acts like Justin Bieber and Camila Cabello have proven that a lengthy residency at Number 1 is totally achievable. But as impressive as most of those artists' chart-topping stints are, they've still a way to go before they match the mammoth reigns of these massive hits.
Mariah Carey’s 18 No. 1 singles trail the Fab Four by just 2.
Every Number 1 single in Official Charts history.
When Drake logged more top Billboard hits than the Fab Four, that generated headlines for a few days. On that front, The Beatles continue to rule the industry all-time with 20 No. It takes a once-in-a-generation recording artist to notch more than 10 No.
It was 50 years ago this week that the most successful group in Billboard Hot history enjoyed what was essentially their chart swan song. The Beatles, band behind a still-record 20 No. Of course, to even have a "final No. We settled at a minimum of four total No. Shout out as well to one of the single's B-sides, the extended instrumental "Dance on Your Knees," a rare full dance-funk workout for the Philly duo. After a run of four No. An enduring wedding and bar mitzvah staple, "December, " is particularly notable within the Four Seasons' catalog for not featuring the legendary Frankie Valli on lead vocals, with drummer Gerry Polci instead taking the mic to rhapsodize about a life-changing sexual encounter a decade prior. This elegant duet was the last of six No. While it's hardly surprising that the amiably filthy Prince would name a come-hither bedroom funk tune "Cream," it's still pretty remarkable he managed to make this less-than-veiled entendre rise to the top of the Hot in for his fifth and final No. A far cry from his frenetic chart-toppers such as "Kiss" or "Let's Go Crazy," "Cream" is also his most easy-going smash, leaving you thirsty for another drop when it gently peters out after four minutes.
Releasing a No. To send multiple singles to the top of the charts is even more rare. In fact, only 28 artists have managed to have more than four singles reach the No. These performers generally have careers that span decades — producing high quality music that appeals to music fans again and again throughout the years — making them the opposite of a one-hit wonder. All of the artists who appear on the list are recognizable, as are their extensive catalogs of chart-topping music. They also span the entirety of popular music genres since the late s — from the culture-shaking rock and roll of Elvis Presley to the modern pop music of Rihanna. Click here to see the artists with the most No. To identify the artists with the most No. In cases where artists had the same number of No.