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Most cumulative weeks at number one on Billboard

There have been 12 acts who have spent 34 or more weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, here is the list.




Rank Artist Weeks


12 Bruno Mars 34


11 Elton John 34


10 Adele 34


9 Michael Jackson 37


8 Beyoncé 42


7 Usher 47


6 Boyz II Men 50


5 Drake 52


4 The Beatles 59


3 Rihanna 60


2 Elvis Presley 80


1 Mariah Carey 87


UK hits of Bob Dylan covers

There have been 41 hit cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan. Here are the top 20.

Rank Artist Title Year Position
20 Peter, Paul and Mary Blowing In The Wind 1963 13
19 Rolling Stones Like A Rolling Stone 1995 12
18 Bryan Ferry A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall 1973 10
17 Manfred Mann Just Like A Woman 1966 10
16 Louisa Johnson Forever Young 2015 9
15 Cher All I Really Want to Do 1965 9
14 Devlin Feat Ed Sheeran (All Along The) Watchtower 2012 7
13 Olivia Newton-John If Not for You 1971 7
12 Robert Palmer And UB40 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight 1990 6
11 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower 1968 5
10 Driscoll, Julie Brian Auger & The Trinity This Wheel’s on Fire 1968 5
9 Adele Make You Feel My Love 2008 4
8 Specials Feat Rico Maggie’s Farm 1980 4
7 The Byrds All I Really Want to Do 1965 4
6 Guns N’ Roses Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 1992 2
5 Manfred Mann If You Gotta Go, Go Now 1965 2
4 Gabrielle Rise 2000 1
3 Dunblane Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 1996 1
2 Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn 1968 1
1 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 1965 1

Biggest jumps to number on Billboard

The US Billboard singles chart is the Hot 100 and there have been 11 song that have leapt to the top of the chart from outside the top 50. As you will notice, it’s become more commonplace since the downwload era.

Rank Jump Artist Title Year
11 51-1 Usher feat Young Jeezy Love in This Club 2008
10 52-1 Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This 2002
9 53-1 Rihanna Take a Bow 2008
8 58-1 Flo Rida feat Kesha Right Round 2009
7 64-1 Maroon 5 Makes Me Wonder 2007
6 71-1 T.I. Whatever You Like 2008
5 72-1 Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 2012
4 78-1 Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Crack a Bottle 2009
3 80-1 T.I. feat Rihanna Live Your Life 2008
2 96-1 Britney Spears Womanizer 2008
1 97-1 Kelly Clarkson My Life Would Suck Without You 2009

Song that were turned down

Songs are often being written with someone in mind to sing them, then they are offered to that artist and occasionally they turn them down. Here is a list of 30 well known track that did not excite the person they were written for.

SongWritten forBiggest UK hit version
Don't Forbid MeElvis PresleyPat Boone
We Will Make LoveFrankie VaughanRuss Hamilton
Stupid CupidShepherd SistersConnie Francis
The Wonder Of YouPerry ComoElvis Presley
Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)Everly BrothersRoy Orbison
Save The Last Dance For MeJimmy ClantonDrifters
Halfway To ParadiseBen E. KingBilly Fury
The Loco-MotionDee Dee SharpLittle Eva / Kylie Minogue
How Do You Do It?Adam FaithGerry & The Pacemakers
DowntownDriftersPetula Clark
I'm AliveWayne FontanaHollies
I've Gotta Get A Message To YouPercy SledgeBee Gees
I Want You BackGladys Knight & The PipsJackson 5
Bridge Over Troubled WaterAretha FranklinSimon & Garfunkel
I'd Love You To Want MeHolliesLobo
Gotta See JaneMarvin GayeR. Dean Taylor
How Deep Is Your LoveYvonne EllimanBee Gees
If I Can't Have YouAbbaYvonne Elliman
Some GirlsBlondieRacey
Feels Like I'm In LoveElvis PresleyKelly Marie
PhysicalTina TurnerOlivia Newton-John
Don't You (Forget About Me)Roxy MusicSimple Minds
Pleasure PrinciplePrinceJanet Jackson
Love Changes (Everything)Rod StewartClimie Fisher
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)Smokey RobinsonNew Kids On The Block
I Don't Want To Miss A ThingCeline DionAerosmith
I'm A Slave 4 UJanet JacksonBritney Spears
Rock Your BodyMichael JacksonJustin Timberlake
Since U Been GoneP!nkKelly Clarkson
Sexed UpNatalie ImbrugliaRobbie Willams
HaloLeona LewisBeyonce
We Found LoveNicole ScherzingerRihanna feat Calvin Harris
R.I.P.RihannaRita Ora feat Tinie Tempah
All About That BassBeyonceMeghan Trainor
Cheap ThrillsRihannaSia