Billboard Hot 100

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The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

List of artists who reached number one in the United States

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Spice Girls (1). The Spinners (1). Rick Springfield (1). The Staple Singers (2). Starland Vocal Band (1). Edwin Starr (1). Kay Starr (1)°. Ringo Starr (2). Stars on 45 (1). Starship (3). Static Major (1). Steam (1). Gwen Stefani (1). April Stevens (1). Ray Stevens (2). Stevie B (1). Amii Stewart (1). Rod Stewart (4). Sting (1). Morris Stoloff (1)°. Stories (1). Strawberry Alarm Clock (1). Barbra Streisand (5). Styx (1). Donna Summer (4). The Supremes (12). Surface (1). Survivor (1). Billy Swan (1). Swae Lee (1). Sweet Sensation (1). Taylor Swift (5). SWV (1). The Sylvers (1). A Taste of Honey (1). James Taylor (1). Johnnie Taylor (1). Tears for Fears (2). The Teddy Bears (1).

Pop music

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By the early 1980s, the promotion of pop music had been greatly affected by the rise of music television channels like MTV, which "favoured those artists such as Michael Jackson and Madonna who had a strong visual appeal". The latter half of the 20th-century included a large-scale trend in American culture in which the boundaries between art and pop music were increasingly blurred. Between 1950 and 1970, there was a debate of pop versus art. Since then, certain music publications have embraced its legitimacy.

List of performances on Top of the Pops

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The Three Degrees - "Take Good Care of Yourself". Teach-In - "Ding-A-Dong". The Tymes - "Someway, Somehow". Wigan's Ovation - "Skiing In The Snow". ABBA - "Mamma Mia", "Fernando". Andrea True Connection - "More More More". Joan Armatrading - "Love and Affection". Barry Biggs - "Side Show". Brotherhood of Man - "Save Your Kisses for Me", "My Sweet Rosalie". Eric Carmen – "All By Myself". Tina Charles - "I Love to Love", "Dance Little Lady Dance", "Love Me Like a Lover". Can - "I Want More (and More)". Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right". City Boy - "The Hap-ki-do kid". Dana - "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again", "Fairytale". Barbara Dickson - "Answer Me".

The Beatles

Pitchforks Scott Plagenhoef identifies it as "the sound of a band growing into supreme confidence" and "redefining what was expected from popular music". Revolver featured sophisticated songwriting, studio experimentation, and a greatly expanded repertoire of musical styles, ranging from innovative classical string arrangements to psychedelic rock. Abandoning the customary group photograph, its cover – designed by Klaus Voormann, a friend of the band since their Hamburg days – "was a stark, arty, black-and-white collage that caricatured the Beatles in a pen-and-ink style beholden to Aubrey Beardsley", in Gould's description.

Billboard 200

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The only EPs to reach number one on the chart are Alice in Chains's Jar of Flies in 1994, Linkin Park and Jay-Z's collaboration EP, Collision Course in 2004, the cast of the television series Glee with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna and Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals in 2010, Bad Meets Evil's Hell: The Sequel in 2011, and The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, in 2018. In 2001, Britney Spears became the first female artist to have her first three albums debut at number one. She broke this record two years later with a fourth number-one debut. With the number-one debut of her Circus album in 2008, Spears also became the youngest female artist to have five number-one albums.


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MFSB's aforecited album "Love is the Message" included 1974 hit "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)", featuring vocals by the Three Degrees, and this was the third disco song to hit number one; "TSOP" was written as the theme song for the TV show Soul Train. The Hues Corporation's 1974 "Rock the Boat", a US number-one single and million-seller, was one of the early disco songs to reach number one.

UK Singles Chart

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One song and any number of remixes up to a maximum playing time of 40 minutes. 21 – Elvis Presley counting twice 3 recordings that reached number one in two separate releases. 17 – The Beatles including 1 as The Beatles with Billy Preston. 14 – Cliff Richard including 1 with The Drifters, 6 with The Shadows and 1 with The Young Ones. 14 – Westlife including 1 with Mariah Carey. 13 – Madonna including 1 featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. 12 – The Shadows including 7 with Cliff Richard (1 as The Drifters). 12 – Take That including 1 featuring Lulu. 18 – "I Believe" by Frankie Laine*. 16 – "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams. 15 – "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet. 15 –

UK Albums Chart

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As of February 2016, Queen albums have spent more time on the British album charts than any other musical act, followed by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, U2 and ABBA. By most weeks at number one, The Beatles lead with a total of 174 weeks, and the most number one albums of all with 15. The male solo artist with the most weeks at number one is Presley with a total of 66 weeks. Presley also holds the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist (13) and most top ten albums by any artist (53). Madonna has the most number one albums (12) by a female artist in the UK, though this includes the Evita film soundtrack which was a cast recording and not strictly a Madonna album.

List of artists who reached number one on the UK Singles Chart

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This is a list of artists that have reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart as recorded by the Official Charts Company.

List of best-selling girl groups

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The best-selling single of all time by a female group is thought to be the 1996 hit "Wannabe" by British group Spice Girls, with estimated sales of 8 million copies worldwide. Other best-selling singles worldwide by girl groups include "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup (7 million ), and "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls (6 million). Singles certified platinum or more by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Only includes certifications since 1989, when ARIA took over compiling the Australian charts. From November 2014 onwards paid-for audio streams were included in the Australian singles chart and counted towards sales and certifications.

Girl group

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Of course this changed over the years (what the Supremes were wearing was different from the Spice Girls), but girl groups still served as beacons and examples of certain types of identities to their audiences through the years. Girl groups in earlier generations like the 1950s were perhaps more exploited (at least overtly) than more recent girl groups. In the 1990s through the present, with the prevalence of such groups as the Spice Girls, there has been a strong emphasis on women's independence and a sort of feminism. At the very least, the music is more assertive lyrically and relies less on innuendo.

List of Stars in Their Eyes episodes

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The following is a list of Stars in Their Eyes episodes from the British talent show, which originally aired on television network ITV from 1990 to 2006, and was briefly revived in 2015.

List of popular Christmas singles in the United States

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The following is a list of popular Christmas songs recorded by various artists, many of which have hit on various charts mostly in the United States (some only released in the artist's home country). A year indicates the original year of release for that artist's recorded version of the single or track, which may not necessarily be the first year the artist's version charted on one or more popular music charts by various music trade publications. However, many tracks were re-released as singles in subsequent years.

Brit Awards

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===Spice Girls' performance of "Wannabe" and "Who Do You Think You Are" (1997) === Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, wore a Union Jack dress. Spicemania was at its height in the UK and the Spice Girls had just cracked the US as well, reaching number 1 with their debut single and album. Halliwell was originally going to wear an all-black dress, but she thought it was too boring so her sister sewed on a Union Jack tea towel, with a 'peace' sign on the back. The now iconic red, white and blue mini-dress was worn during the Spice Girls' performance of their number one song "Who Do You Think You Are".


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Several dance-pop groups and artists emerged during the 1990s, such as the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Backstreet Boys, and 'NSYNC. During the early 1990s, dance-pop borrowed influences from house music (e.g. Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy", Taylor Dayne's Soul Dancing, and Madonna's "Vogue", "Rescue Me" and "Deeper and Deeper"), as well as contemporary R&B and new jack swing (e.g. Shanice's "I Love Your Smile").

Cover version

Bands such as Björn Again, Led Zepagain, The Fab Four, Australian Pink Floyd Show, The Iron Maidens and Glory Days are dedicated to playing the music of ABBA, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen respectively. Some tribute acts salute the Who, The Rolling Stones and many other classic rock acts. Many tribute acts target artists who remain popular but no longer perform, allowing an audience to experience the "next best thing" to the original act.

List of Billboard Hot 100 chart achievements and milestones

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"Venus" – Shocking Blue (1970) and Bananarama (1986). "Lean on Me" – Bill Withers (1972) and Club Nouveau (1987). "You Keep Me Hangin' On" – The Supremes (1966) and Kim Wilde (1987). "When a Man Loves a Woman" – Percy Sledge (1966) and Michael Bolton (1991). "I'll Be There" – The Jackson 5 (1970) and Mariah Carey (1992). "Lady Marmalade" – Labelle (1975) and Christina Aguilera / Lil' Kim / Mýa / Pink (2001). "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" – Domenico Modugno (Italian – August 18, 1958 for five non-consecutive weeks). "Sukiyaki" – Kyu Sakamoto (Japanese – June 15, 1963 for three weeks). "Dominique" – The Singing Nun (French – December 7, 1963 for four weeks).

UK Music Hall of Fame

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Madonna. U2. Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The Rolling Stones. Queen. Michael Jackson.

List of songs in SingStar games (PlayStation 2)

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Artist-specific SingStar games have been released, featuring artists such as ABBA, Queen, Take That, Die Toten Hosen, Kent and Mecano. All non-english releases which are not in the table have the same tracklist as UK. All non-english releases have the same tracklist as UK. All releases have the same tracklist as UK. All releases have the same tracklist as UK. This is an Australian and New Zealand only game. SingStar catalogues: Australia. United Kingdom. United States.

French and Saunders

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Madonna: is often mentioned in the shows but infrequently parodied apart from a mockumentary ('In Bed With Madonna') and skits such as Mother Madonna and Muscly Madonna. Jackie and Leanne: Young women who are drama queens and are obsessed with catalogue shopping. They also put too much effort into organising a wedding or holiday. Lananeeneenoonoo: are a parody of Bananarama they've done on the show as well as live on Comic Relief. Dancers: they try out different dancing styles (Irish jig, Flappers, 90's Clubbers, 60's Disco, 50's sock hoppers) the dancing always goes wrong in the end.

Girls Aloud

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The album received comparisons to girl groups such as Bananarama, The Bangles, and the Spice Girls. Similarities to Kylie Minogue and Madonna were also noted. A majority of the songs make use of guitars and electronic beats. The rise of indie rock also inspired Brian Higgins to "blur the edges between commercial music and so-called 'indie' music." He continued, "pop music was on its backside and indie music was about to rise, through The Strokes and everything else. We were an independent company and we were as indie as the other bands around us. The guitar riff on No Good Advice is very very similar to the riff on the track Michael by Franz Ferdinand." What Will the Neighbours Say?

List of best-selling music artists

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That is why Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Scorpions, Bing Crosby, Gloria Estefan, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Tom Jones, The Jackson 5, Dionne Warwick, the Spice Girls, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne, Andrea Bocelli and others have not been included on this list. The more recent the artist, the higher the required percentage of certified units, this is because more music markets instituted certification systems after 1980s and 1990s. So artists such as Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Drake, Justin Bieber, Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran are expected to have their claimed figures supported by over 75% in certified units.

List of Australian chart achievements and milestones

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ABBA - "Fernando" (1976). 13 weeks. The Beatles - "Hey Jude" (1968). Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995/96). Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber - "Despacito" (2017). 12 weeks. Dinah Shore - "Buttons and Bows" (1949). Eminem - "Lose Yourself" (2002/03). Pharrell Williams - "Happy" (2014). 11 weeks. Wings - "Mull of Kintyre" (1977/78). Bryan Adams - "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991). Spice Girls - "Wannabe" (1996/97). Drake - "God's Plan" (2018). 10 weeks. The Platters - "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (1959). Daddy Cool - "Eagle Rock" (1971). ABBA - "Mamma Mia" (1975). Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You" (1992/93).

Charity record

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Some of the other early charity records came from the January 1979 Music for UNICEF Concert, with the likes of ABBA's "Chiquitita" and the Bee Gees' "Too Much Heaven" released as singles, all the royalties from which went to UNICEF. Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in November 1984 began the revolution of the charity record, which would be popularised throughout the 1980s. In the United States, charity records reached their peak with USA for Africa's "We Are the World" in 1985, but then essentially died out afterwards. In the United Kingdom, however, charity singles (especially Comic Relief), have become annual hits.