Special Report

The Biggest Comebacks in Music History

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45. INXS
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years
> Comeback song: Pretty Vegas (2005)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Not Enough Time (1992)
> Career Top 40 hits: 10 songs (100 weeks total)

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44. Sonny Charles And The Checkmates
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years, 6 months
> Comeback song: Put It In A Magazine (1983)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Black Pearl (1969)
> Career Top 40 hits: 2 songs (12 weeks total)

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43. Jimmy Dean
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years, 7 months
> Comeback song: I.O.U. (1976)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Little Black Book (1962)
> Career Top 40 hits: 7 songs (42 weeks total)

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42. The Beatles
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years, 7 months
> Comeback song: Free As A Bird (1995)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Got To Get You Into My Life (1976)
> Career Top 40 hits: 50 songs (430 weeks total)

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41. Eagles
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years, 9 months
> Comeback song: Get Over It (1994)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Seven Bridges Road (1981)
> Career Top 40 hits: 17 songs (168 weeks total)

40. Murray Head
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 13 years, 9 months
> Comeback song: One Night In Bangkok (1985)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Superstar (w/ the Trinidad Singers) (1971)
> Career Top 40 hits: 2 songs (21 weeks total)

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39. Sergio Mendes
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 14 years, 4 months
> Comeback song: Never Gonna Let You Go (1983)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Scarborough Fair (1968)
> Career Top 40 hits: 5 songs (50 weeks total)

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38. Weird Al Yankovic
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 14 years, 5 months
> Comeback song: White & Nerdy (2006)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Smells Like Nirvana (1992)
> Career Top 40 hits: 4 songs (20 weeks total)

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37. Radiohead
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 14 years, 7 months
> Comeback song: Nudе (2008)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Creep (1993)
> Career Top 40 hits: 2 songs (6 weeks total)

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36. Meat Loaf
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 14 years, 9 months
> Comeback song: I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) (1993)
> Prior Top 40 hit: You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (1979)
> Career Top 40 hits: 7 songs (61 weeks total)