Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SEPT 25 WHO HAS THE MOST #1 SONGS OF ALL TIME?
Last week, KATY PERRY notched her eighth #1 song when 'ROAR' topped the Billboard Singles chart. This event set off a wave of debate at the DUNER BLOG. Who has the most #1 songs of all time? Is Katy close? We conducted research. It turns out she is #12 on the list. Here is the Top Ten:
#1. BEATLES: 20 #1's Hopefully, the Fab Four will always top this list. Their first #1 was "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" in 1964. Their last was "The Long & Winding Road" in 1970. To Pop Music fans, all their #1 songs are sacred. While other bands have scored numerous but forgettable #1 hits, the average person can sing all twenty of the Beatles' songs. NOTE: Paul McCartney has nine #1 hits with Wings and solo artist.
#2. MARIAH CAREY: 18 #1's On thing is for certain: This songbird knows how to make a smash record. An amazing 72% of her Top Ten hits go to #1. They also stay there. Her total of 79 weeks at #1 is more than anyone else. NOTE: This ranking has not gone to her head. Said the Diva: "Elvis and the Beatles changed the world. The Pop Music Industry is different today."
#3. MICHAEL JACKSON: 13 #1's The King of Pop deserves his title. In addition to his chart-toppers, MJ also has three dozen Top 10 hits. He also wrote numerous #1s for other artists and has five additional #1 hits with the Jackson 5.
#4. MADONNA: 12 #1's Love her or hate her, MADONNA is a survivor. While the Beatles crammed their 20 #1's into seven short years (3.1 #1's per year), the Material Girl is quite the opposite. Her dozen top hits are spread out over nearly thirty years (0.4 #1's per year). NOTE: Her full name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.
#6. WHITNEY HOUSTON: 11 #1's When Whitney died last year, many people felt there were too many tributes and eulogies. "Was she really that great?" they asked. Being #6 on this list answers that question.
#8. STEVIE WONDER: 10 #1's Little Stevie Wonder still holds the record for the youngest person ever to top the Pop Charts. He was only 12 years old when 'Fingertips' went to #1 in 1962. In addition, this musical genius has 10 Top Ten Albums and 22 Grammy Awards.
#10. BEE GEES: 9 #1's Many people forget just how large Disco's impact on humankind really was. We here at the DUNER BLOG have not. For us, the Disco Revolution was a spiritual rebirth of the mind, body and the Electric Slide. NOTE: The Brothers Gibb also wrote four #1 songs for other artists, including Dolly Parton, Frankie Valli and kid brother Andy.