Artists With the Most No. 1 Hits

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23. Taylor Swift
> No. 1 hits: 5
> Total weeks at No. 1: 17
> First chart topper: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (9/1/2012)

Twenty-nine-year old pop sensation Taylor Swift is the youngest artist to currently have released at least five No. 1 hits on the Hot 100. Swift’s song “Blank Space” spent the most time in the top position, at seven weeks, beginning in November 2014.

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22. Olivia Newton-John
> No. 1 hits: 5
> Total weeks at No. 1: 17
> First chart topper: I Honestly Love You (10/5/1974)

Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John released five chart-topping singles throughout her music career, with the last being 1981’s “Physical.” Three years prior, Newton-John had a major hit with “You’re The One That I Want” off the “Grease” soundtrack, which she performed with John Travolta.

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21. Beyoncé
> No. 1 hits: 5
> Total weeks at No. 1: 22
> First chart topper: Crazy In Love (7/12/2003)

Despite her ongoing popularity — including a much-heralded headlining performance at Coachella music festival in 2018 — Beyoncé has not scored a No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 since “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” in 2008. Other No. 1 hits include “Irreplaceable” and “Crazy In Love,” which featured Jay-Z.

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20. Elton John
> No. 1 hits: 5
> Total weeks at No. 1: 23
> First chart topper: Crocodile Rock (2/3/1973)

Singer-songwriter Elton John is a machine when it comes to pop hits, releasing 67 songs throughout his career that charted on the Hot 100. His double A-side “Candle In The Wind/Something About The Way You Look Tonight” — released in 1997 in dedication to the late Diana, Princess of Wales — spent an impressive 14 weeks at No. 1.

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19. Diana Ross
> No. 1 hits: 6
> Total weeks at No. 1: 11
> First chart topper: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (9/19/1970)

In addition to her work with The Supremes, Diana Ross has also had a successful solo career and did tremendously well on the Hot 100. Ross’s No. 1 hits include her duet with Lionel Richie — “Endless Love” — which spent nine weeks at No. 1.