Artists With the Most No. 1 Hits

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18. Paula Abdul
> No. 1 hits: 6
> Total weeks at No. 1: 12
> First chart topper: Straight Up (2/11/1989)

Dancer-turned-singer Paula Abdul released only three studio albums, yet scored six No. 1 hits between 1989 and 1991.

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17. Daryl Hall & John Oates
> No. 1 hits: 6
> Total weeks at No. 1: 14
> First chart topper: Rich Girl (3/26/1977)

Pop rock duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, also known as Hall & Oates, scored their first No. 1 in with their song “Rich Girl.” The group’s other five songs to make it to the top of the charts all did so during the early 1980s, with the last being “Out of Touch” in 1984.

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16. George Michael
> No. 1 hits: 7
> Total weeks at No. 1: 12
> First chart topper: Faith (12/12/1987)

Singer George Michael helped send three songs to No. 1 as a part of pop duo Wham! before finding even greater success as a solo artist. Michael’s final single to climb to the top of the Hot 100 was “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” a live performance the singer recorded along with Elton John, who originally recorded it.

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15. Phil Collins
> No. 1 hits: 7
> Total weeks at No. 1: 14
> First chart topper: Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (4/21/1984)

Former singer and drummer of Genesis, Phil Collins had numerous hit singles as a solo artist in the 1980s. His chart toppers include the iconic tracks “Sussudio” and “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).”

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14. Elvis Presley
> No. 1 hits: 7
> Total weeks at No. 1: 22
> First chart topper: A Big Hunk O’ Love (8/10/1959)

The King of Rock and Roll revolutionized popular music forever by combining blues, country, and soul music. Elvis dominated the charts for most of his career with songs including “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Surrender,” and “Suspicious Minds.”