Special Report

The Biggest Comebacks in Music History

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35. Carly Simon
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 14 years, 10 months
> Comeback song: Son Of A Gun (w/ Janet, Missy Elliott, & P. Diddy) (2001)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Coming Around Again (1986)
> Career Top 40 hits: 13 songs (123 weeks total)

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34. Billy Ray Cyrus
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 15 years, 4 months
> Comeback song: Ready, Set, Don’t Go (w/ Miley Cyrus) (2008)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Achy Breaky Heart (1992)
> Career Top 40 hits: 3 songs (67 weeks total)

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33. Kenny Rogers
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 15 years, 5 months
> Comeback song: Buy Me A Rose (w/ Alison Krauss & Billy Dean) (2000)
> Prior Top 40 hit: What About Me? (w/ Kim Carnes & James Ingram) (1984)
> Career Top 40 hits: 25 songs (246 weeks total)

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32. Alabama
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years
> Comeback song: God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You (w/ ‘N Sync) (1999)
> Prior Top 40 hit: The Closer You Get (1983)
> Career Top 40 hits: 6 songs (43 weeks total)

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31. Guns N’ Roses
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years, 1 month
> Comeback song: Chinese Democracy (2008)
> Prior Top 40 hit: November Rain (1992)
> Career Top 40 hits: 9 songs (97 weeks total)

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30. Barry White
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years, 5 months
> Comeback song: Practice What You Preach (1994)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Oh What A Night For Dancing (1978)
> Career Top 40 hits: 11 songs (99 weeks total)

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29. Clipse
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years, 10 months
> Comeback song: Use This Gospel (w/ Kanye West & Kenny G) (2019)
> Prior Top 40 hit: When The Last Time (2002)
> Career Top 40 hits: 3 songs (21 weeks total)

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28. Santana
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years, 10 months
> Comeback song: Smooth (w/ Rob Thomas) (1999)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Hold On (1982)
> Career Top 40 hits: 15 songs (228 weeks total)

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27. Del Shannon
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 16 years, 10 months
> Comeback song: Sea Of Love (1982)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Stranger In Town (1965)
> Career Top 40 hits: 9 songs (62 weeks total)

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26. David Cassidy
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 17 years, 9 months
> Comeback song: Lyin’ To Myself (1990)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Looking Through The Eyes Of Love (w/ The Partridge Family) (1973)
> Career Top 40 hits: 12 songs (82 weeks total)

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