#1 Singles Artists

The following list shows the artists ranked by the number of weeks spent at the top. Artists who had only one #1 single and no other top ten hits–in other words, One-Hit Wonders, are not listed here.

Weeks spent at #1 (number of chart-topping singles if more than one)–Artist
(Weeks at #1) Song title

101 (18)–Madonna
21 ray of light
Express Yourself
Rainbow High
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
beautiful stranger
Don’t Tell Me
Papa Don’t Preach
American Pie
Like a Prayer
Deeper and Deeper
Material Girl
Dress You Up

55 (9)–Paul McCartney
13 Say Say Say with Michael Jackson
11 No More Lonely Nights
Spies Like Us
Hope of Deliverance
Figure of Eight
My Brave Face
The World Tonight
Young Boy

43 (8)–Janet Jackson
Together Again
Scream with Michael Jackson
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Miss You Much
You Want This
When I Think of You

39 (6)–Michael Jackson
13 Say Say Say with Paul McCartney
11 Black or White
Scream with Janet Jackson
Dirty Diana
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You

35 (10)–Pet Shop Boys
I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it anymore
Being Boring
Left to My Own Devices
Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)
Go West
I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing
Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)
New York City Boy
West End Girls
Can You Forgive Her?

24 (3)–John Lennon
11 Nobody Told Me
I’m Stepping Out
Borrowed Time

23 (8)–Duran Duran
«Meet El Presidente»
A View to a Kill
Too Much Information
The Reflex
White Lines (Don’t Do It)
I Don’t Want Your Love
Come Undone

23 (7)–Pointer Sisters
10 Don’t Walk Away
He Turned Me Out
Friends’ Advice (Don’t Take It)
Twist My Arm
All I Know is the Way I Feel
Neutron Dance

23 (3)–Elton John
10 Candle In The Wind 1997
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with RuPaul
Something About The Way You Look Tonight

22 (4)-Whitney Houston
13 my love is your love
Heartbreak Hotel Feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
All the Man that I Need

19 (4)–The B-52’s
Good Stuff
Love Shack
Hot Pants Explosion

19 (2) Cher
14 believe
One By One

17 (6)–Simple Minds
See the Lights
All the Things She Said
Stand By Love
She’s a River
Promised You a Miracle [live]
Belfast Child

14 (4)–Rick Astley
She Wants to Dance with Me
Never Gonna Give You Up
Cry for Help
Together Forever

14 (3)–RuPaul
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart with Elton John
Supermodel (You Better Work)
Back to My Roots

14 (2)–Ricky Martin
Livin’ La Vida Loca
She Bangs

13 (5)–Prince
Let’s Go Crazy
When Doves Cry
U Got the Look
Alphabet St.

12 (3)–Crystal Waters
100% Pure Love
Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)
Say…If You Feel Alright

11 (4)–R.E.M.
Shiny Happy People
Losing My Religion
Winged Mammal Theme
Pop Song 89

11 (3)–New Order
True Faith-94
World (The Price of Love)

11 (2)–The Beatles
10 Free As A Bird
Real Love

11–The Cult
She Sells Sanctuary

10 (2)–Gloria Estefan
Turn the Beat Around
Everlasting Love

10 (2)–George Harrison
Got My Mind Set on You
When We Was Fab

If You Could Read My Mind by Stars on 54: Ultra Naté, Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez

10–Ultra Naté
If You Could Read My Mind by Stars on 54: Ultra Naté, Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez

8 (4)–George Michael
I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me) with Aretha Franklin
Star People

8 (3)–Heart
There’s the Girl
Who Will You Run To
Nothin’ at All

8 (2)–Traveling Wilburys
Handle with Care
End of the Line

8–The KLF
Justified & Ancient

7 (4)–U2
Even Better Than the Real Thing
With or Without You

7 (2)–Chris Isaak
Wicked Game
San Francisco Days

7 (2)–Cyndi Lauper
She Bop
Change of Heart

6 (3)–m people
Open Your Heart
fantasy island

6 (3)–Wilson Phillips
Release Me
Hold On

6 (2) Nancy Sinatra
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’
Somethin’ Stupid with Frank Sinatra

6 (2)–Donna Summer
Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)
love is the healer


Suicide Blonde

5 (2)–Natalie Cole
Pink Cadillac

5 (2)–Julian Lennon
Say You’re Wrong

5–The Power Station
Get It On (Bang a Gong)

5–savage garden
i want you

We Built This City

4 (3)–Bon Jovi
Livin’ on a Prayer
Wanted Dead or Alive
Bad Medicine

4 (2)–k.d. lang
Constant Craving

4 (2)–Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Come as You Are

4 (2)–The Northern Pikes
She Ain’t Pretty

4 (2)–Tears For Fears
Head Over Heels
Break it Down Again

Baby Baby

4–General Public

Everything She Wants

3 (2)–Bananarama
Nathan Jones

3 (2)–Bangles
Walk Like an Egyptian
In Your Room

3 (2)–Terence Trent D’Arby
Wishing Well
This Side of Love

3–Bryan Adams
Summer of ’69

3–Eric Clapton

3–Aretha Franklin
I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me) with George Michael

3–Peter Gabriel
Big Time

3–Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child o’ Mine

3–Kris Kross

3–Liza Minnelli
Losing My Mind

3–Robert Palmer
Simply Irresistible

I’m Too Sexy

3–Heather Small
Holding On

Election Day

2–The Art Of Noise
Peter Gunn -Featuring Duane Eddy

2–Barenaked Ladies

2–David Bowie
Dancing in the Street with Mick Jagger

2–Mariah Carey

2–Chalk Circle
Me, Myself & I

2–Sinéad O’Connor
The Emperor’s New Clothes

2–Donny Osmond
My Love is a Fire

2–PM Dawn
Looking Through Patient Eyes

2–Public Enemy
Fight the Power

2–LeAnn Rimes

2–Shakespears Sister
I Don’t Care

2–Frank Sinatra
Somethin’ Stupid with Nancy Sinatra

2–Lisa Stansfield
This is the Right Time

Get Up! (Before the Night is Over)


1–Paula Abdul
Opposites Attract Duet with the Wild Pair

1–Cutting Crew
(I Just) Died in Your Arms

1–Celine Dion
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

1–Fleetwood Mac
Little Lies

Stupid Girl

1–Bruce Hornsby and the Range
The Way It Is

1–Michael McDonald
On My Own with Patti La Belle

1–The Proclaimers
I’m on My Way

1–Bruce Springsteen
Brilliant Disguise

1–Tina Turner
What’s Love Got to Do With It

1–Suzanne Vega

1–Jody Watley
Looking for a New Love

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