With 20 no. Including no. This chart shows the artists with the most no. Check our upcoming releases. Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.
No. 1 Hits: The Beatles Couldn't Let It Be
Since July it has also incorporated streaming data, and from 10 July has been based on a Friday to Thursday week. The chart was founded in by Percy Dickins of New Musical Express NME , who telephoned 20 record stores to ask what their top 10 highest-selling singles were. Dickins aggregated the results into a top 12 hit parade , which was topped by " Here in My Heart " by Al Martino. NME ' s chart was published each week in its eponymous magazine. The calendar year that has featured the most UK number ones is , which featured 42 singles reaching the top spot; the year with the fewest number ones is with 10, followed by with 11, just ahead of , , and with The act that has achieved the most number ones is American entertainer Elvis Presley , who has topped the chart 21 times — Presley's second number one, " Jailhouse Rock " was the first single ever to debut at the top of the chart. In the s the required number of sales needed to top the chart was roughly , Eventually, streaming was incorporated into the sales chart.
Every Number 1 single in Official Charts history.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. 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.
A handful of recording artists, however, have managed the feat at least 10 times since the s, when the chart originated. To find out who they are, as well as which of their hits gained them membership, read on. By the end of the decade, he had become a singular presence on the shifting American musical landscape. In , shortly after returning from his stint in the U.