By Joel Whitburn
The crucial Reference advisor to America’s hottest Songs and Artists Spanning greater than Fifty Years of Music
Beginning with invoice Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock round the Clock” all of the manner as much as woman Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this up to date and remarkable source includes the main entire chart info on each artist and track to hit Billboard’s best forty pop singles chart all of the as far back as 1955. inside of, you’ll locate all the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the earlier six a long time. every one alphabetized artist access comprises biographical information, the date their unmarried reached the head forty, the song’s optimum place, and the variety of weeks at the charts, in addition to the unique list label and catalog quantity. different sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by means of Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard e-book of best forty Hits the most convenient and such a lot integral song reference for checklist creditors, trivialities fanatics, pros and pa track lovers alike.
Did you know?
• Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks within the best forty and 8 of them within the number 1 spot.
• Billy Idol has had a complete of 9 most sensible forty hits over his occupation, the final being “Cradle of Love” in 1990.
• Of Madonna’s twelve number one hits, her 1994 unmarried “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 damage “Like a Virgin.”
• Marvin Gaye’s music “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, whereas an identical tune used to be number one at the R&B chart for 10 weeks.
• Male vocal crew Boyz II males had 3 of the most important chart hits of all time throughout the 1990s.
• The thankful useless ultimately loved a most sensible 10 unmarried in 1987 after two decades of traveling.
• Janet Jackson has scored a powerful 39 best forty hits—one greater than her big name brother Michael!
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Extra info for The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009 (9th Edition)
20 Columbia 77260 15. thoroughly DATE place 4/16/94 32 WEEKS LABEL & NO. four Columbia 77376 sixteen. Ain’t bought not anything in case you Ain’t obtained Love DATE place 7/2/94 30 A WEEKS LABEL & NO. five Columbia 77991 17. am i able to contact You…There? DATE place 9/9/95 27 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 6 Columbia 77991 18. cross the gap number one grownup modern hit (3 weeks); from the lively motion picture Hercules DATE place 6/14/97 24 WEEKS LABEL & NO. eleven Columbia 78554 * * * BOND, Johnny Born Cyrus Bond on 6/1/1915 in Enville, Oklahoma. Died of a center assault on 6/12/1978 (age 63). state singer/songwriter/actor. Acted in numerous western videos. 1. scorching Rod Lincoln [N-S] DATE place 8/22/60 26 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 7 Republic 2005 * * * BONDS, Gary (U. S. ) Born Gary Anderson on 6/6/1939 in Jacksonville, Florida; raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Black rock and roll singer/songwriter. 1. New Orleans DATE place 10/31/60 6 WEEKS LABEL & NO. eleven Legrand 1003 2. sector to 3 DATE place 6/5/61 1 (2) WEEKS LABEL & NO. 12 Legrand 1008 three. university Is Out DATE place 7/31/61 five WEEKS LABEL & NO. nine Legrand 1009 four. university Is In DATE place 11/6/61 28 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 2 Legrand 1012 five. pricey girl Twist DATE place 1/13/62 nine WEEKS LABEL & NO. eleven Legrand 1015 6. Twist, Twist Senora DATE place 4/7/62 nine WEEKS LABEL & NO. nine Legrand 1018 7. Seven Day Weekend from the motion picture It’s Trad-Dad starring Helen Shapiro DATE place 7/7/62 27 WEEKS LABEL & NO. four Legrand 1019 eight. This Little lady DATE place 5/2/81 eleven WEEKS LABEL & NO. thirteen EMI the US 8079 nine. Out of labor DATE place 7/10/82 21 WEEKS LABEL & NO. nine EMI the USA 8117 * * * BONE CRUSHER Born Wayne Hardnett on 8/23/1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Male rapper. 1. by no means Scared BONE CRUSHER that includes Killer Mike & T. I. DATE place 5/31/03 26 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 6 Break-Em-Off 50870 * * * BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY Male rap workforce from Cleveland, Ohio: Anthony Henderson (“Krayzie Bone”), Steven Howse (“Layzie Bone”), Charles Scrugss (“Wish Bone”), Bryon McCane (“Bizzy Bone”) and Stanley Howse (“Flesh-N-Bone”; left in 1996). Mo Thugs family members (see #7 below): Powder, Thug Queen and Felecia. 1. Thuggish-Ruggish-Bone Shatasha Williams (female vocal) DATE place 10/8/94 22 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 15 Ruthless 5527 2. 1st Of Tha Month DATE place 9/2/95 14 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 10 Ruthless 6331 2 three. Tha Crossroads no 1 R&B hit (7 weeks); includes an interpolation of “Make Me Say It back woman” by way of The Isley Brothers DATE place 5/11/96 1 (8) WEEKS LABEL & NO. sixteen Ruthless 6335 four. Days Of Our Livez from the motion picture Set It Off starring Jada Pinkett DATE place 9/28/96 39 A WEEKS LABEL & NO. four EastWest 64206 five. inspect My Eyes from the motion picture Batman & Robin starring George Clooney DATE place 6/21/97 four WEEKS LABEL & NO. 12 Ruthless 6343 6. If i'll train the realm DATE place 10/25/97 27 WEEKS LABEL & NO. 12 Ruthless 6344 7. Ghetto Cowboy MO THUGS kinfolk AND BONE THUGS N concord DATE place 11/21/98+ 15 WEEKS LABEL & NO.