Special Report

The Biggest Comebacks in Music History

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5. Dobie Gray
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 24 years, 3 months
> Comeback song: Drift Away (w/ Uncle Kracker) (2003)
> Prior Top 40 hit: You Can Do It (1979)
> Career Top 40 hits: 4 songs (52 weeks total)

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4. Paul McCartney
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 25 years, 6 months
> Comeback song: Only One (w/ Kanye West) (2015)
> Prior Top 40 hit: My Brave Face (1989)
> Career Top 40 hits: 20 songs (205 weeks total)

3. Snow
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 25 years, 9 months
> Comeback song: Con Calma (w/ Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry) (2019)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Girl, I’ve Been Hurt (1993)
> Career Top 40 hits: 3 songs (38 weeks total)

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2. Ozzy Osbourne
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 27 years, 5 months
> Comeback song: Take What You Want (w/ Post Malone & Travis Scott) (2019)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Mama, I’m Coming Home (1992)
> Career Top 40 hits: 3 songs (23 weeks total)

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1. David Bowie
> Gap between Top 40 hits: 28 years, 4 months
> Comeback song: Lazarus (2016)
> Prior Top 40 hit: Never Let Me Down (1987)
> Career Top 40 hits: 13 songs (118 weeks total)

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