Crossover Hits

Despite a mini-revival of dance radio in America in the early 2000s, only a few dance/electronic artists managed to crack the Hot 100 each year in that decade.

To be fair, the playing field has changed in the open era of the chart.  Since December 1998, when the national Hot 100 was expanded to include all the major radio formats, it’s become much harder for a dance track—or any top 40 song—to do well.  That’s because the all-genre chart—especially the lower half—is populated with R&B/hip-hop and country songs, thanks to the considerable size of the radio panel representing those formats.  For a song to go the distance, it needs strong sales and/or multi-format radio support.  And starting in 2013, a viral video can also help (refer to major chart changes below).

The success of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Avicii, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, and Clean Bandit has changed the landscape a bit for the 2010s.  Indeed, 2013 was a breakthrough year when nine dance artists scored 10 top 10 hits at top 40 radio, led by Daft Punk and Avicii.  Three years later, The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” became the biggest crossover hit by a bona fide dance artist since Chic’s “Le Freak” in 1978.  The list below excludes such established pop stars as Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Lady Gaga.  Instead, you’ll find their dance-leaning hits in the Honorable Mention section.  Read on for more explanation of this catchall category.

A song receives an honorable mention if 1) at least one of the producers is a dance artist or someone closely identified with dance music, 2) it samples/reproduces/interpolates/remakes a dance track, or 3) it has a dance-leaning sound.  Case in point:  No discussion of the impact of dance music would be complete without mentioning The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”  This international smash really ushered in the resurgence of dance music at top 40 radio back in 2009.  While it’s technically not a crossover hit, you can’t overlook the fact that it’s co-produced and co-written by Guetta.  It’s true that he’s listed as one of the song’s six writers, but as one of the two producers, his imprint is hard to miss, not to mention the intro is very similar to his own “Love Is Gone.”

Why do we put Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” in the main section and Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” in the Honorable Mention section when radio played remixes of both by, coincidentally, SeeB?  Most, if not all, stations played the remix of “Pill” exclusively, a preference also reflected in sales.  While mainstream top 40 radio played the remix of “Hymn,” other formats stuck with the album version.  In terms of downloads, the original version of “Hymn” has outsold the SeeB remix.

In order to give you the whole picture, we must also look beyond Hot 100 proper.  That’s right, it’s time to put the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart to good use.  For example, despite reaching No. 21 at mainstream top 40 radio—a crossover hit by all accounts—Nikki Williams’ “Glowing” just missed making the top 100 (blame it on the open era).  By the way, “Glowing” is produced and co-written by Sandy Vee, who worked with fellow Frenchman Guetta on his “One Love” album.  Like Vee, Ali Payami’s had more success producing and writing for other people than with his own releases.

Note that all-genre Hot 100 airplay (also called Radio Songs) is a 50-position chart (was 75 positions deep from late 1990 to late 2013).  Mainstream top 40 (also known as Pop Songs) is limited to 40 positions.  The former chart is based on estimated size of airplay audience impressions (number of listeners); the latter is ranked by total airplay detections (number of spins).

 

Crossover Hits

Despite a mini-revival of dance radio in America in the early 2000s, only a few dance/electronic artists managed to crack the Hot 100 each year in that decade.

To be fair, the playing field has changed in the open era of the chart.  Since December 1998, when the national Hot 100 was expanded to include all the major radio formats, it’s become much harder for a dance track—or any top 40 song—to do well.  That’s because the all-genre chart—especially the lower half—is populated with R&B/hip-hop and country songs, thanks to the considerable size of the radio panel representing those formats.  For a song to go the distance, it needs strong sales and/or multi-format radio support.  And starting in 2013, a viral video can also help (refer to major chart changes below).

The success of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Avicii, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, and Clean Bandit has changed the landscape a bit for the 2010s.  Indeed, 2013 was a breakthrough year when nine dance artists scored 10 top 10 hits at top 40 radio, led by Daft Punk and Avicii.  Three years later, The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” became the biggest crossover hit by a bona fide dance artist since Chic’s “Le Freak” in 1978.  The list below excludes such established pop stars as Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Lady Gaga.  Instead, you’ll find their dance-leaning hits in the Honorable Mention section.  Read on for more explanation of this catchall category.

A song receives an honorable mention if 1) at least one of the producers is a dance artist or someone closely identified with dance music, 2) it samples/reproduces/interpolates/remakes a dance track, or 3) it has a dance-leaning sound.  Case in point:  No discussion of the impact of dance music would be complete without mentioning The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”  This international smash really ushered in the resurgence of dance music at top 40 radio back in 2009.  While it’s technically not a crossover hit, you can’t overlook the fact that it’s co-produced and co-written by Guetta.  It’s true that he’s listed as one of the song’s six writers, but as one of the two producers, his imprint is hard to miss, not to mention the intro is very similar to his own “Love Is Gone.”

Why do we put Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” in the main section and Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” in the Honorable Mention section when radio played remixes of both by, coincidentally, SeeB?  Most, if not all, stations played the remix of “Pill” exclusively, a preference also reflected in sales.  While mainstream top 40 radio played the remix of “Hymn,” other formats stuck with the album version.  In terms of downloads, the original version of “Hymn” has outsold the SeeB remix.

In order to give you the whole picture, we must also look beyond Hot 100 proper.  That’s right, it’s time to put the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart to good use.  For example, despite reaching No. 21 at mainstream top 40 radio—a crossover hit by all accounts—Nikki Williams’ “Glowing” just missed making the top 100 (blame it on the open era).  By the way, “Glowing” is produced and co-written by Sandy Vee, who worked with fellow Frenchman Guetta on his “One Love” album.  Like Vee, Ali Payami’s had more success producing and writing for other people than with his own releases.

Note that all-genre Hot 100 airplay (also called Radio Songs) is a 50-position chart (was 75 positions deep from late 1990 to late 2013).  Mainstream top 40 (also known as Pop Songs) is limited to 40 positions.  The former chart is based on estimated size of airplay audience impressions (number of listeners); the latter is ranked by total airplay detections (number of spins).

 

2010s

 

2010s 

 

Crossover Success Since 2000
Dance/Electronic Artist (Lead or Featured or Remix) on Hot 100 Peak Pos. Hot 100
Airplay
Top 40
Airplay
2010s

2017
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy” 1 (1) 2 3
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” 3 3 1 (2)
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “I Feel It Coming” 4 3 3
The Chainsmokers, “Paris” 6 5 3
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay” 7 3 1 (6)
Clean Bandit Featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, “Rockabye” 9 7 4
Kygo x Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me” 10 4 2
 
David Guetta Featuring Justin Bieber, “2U” 16 25 15
Calvin Harris Featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean, “Feels” 21 20 10
Marian Hill, “Down” 21 14 10
Calvin Harris Featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, “Slide” 25 18 9
Louis Tomlinson Featuring Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals, “Back to You” 40 - 30
Cheat Codes Featuring Demi Lovato, “No Promises” 42 34 17
Bebe Rexha, “I Got You” 43 49 17
Linkin Park Featuring Kiiara, “Heavy” 45 36 16
Noah Cyrus Featuring Labrinth, “Make Me (Cry)” 46 - 22
 
Marshmello, “Alone” 60 - -
Calvin Harris Featuring Future & Khalid, “Rollin” 62 - -
Major Lazer Featuring PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj, “Run Up” 66 - 37
Kygo & Ellie Goulding, “First Time” 67 - -
DJ Khaled & Calvin Harris Featuring Travis Scott & Jeremih, “Don’t Quit” 68 - -
Sia, “Helium” 71 - -
Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa, “Scared to Be Lonely” 76 - 21
The Chainsmokers, “Honest” 77 - 19
The Chainsmokers, “The One” 78 - -
Major Lazer Featuring Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo, “Know No Better” 87 - 37
Zedd & Liam Payne, “Get Low” 91 - 26
Martin Garrix x Troye Sivan, “There for You” 94 - -
Calvin Harris Featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande, “Heatstroke” 96 - -
 
Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson, “Symphony” 101 - 35
Jonas Blue Featuring William Singe, “Mama” 103 - 40
David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne, “Light My Body Up” 106 - -
The Chainsmokers, “Break up Every Night” 107 - -
Bag Raiders, “Shooting Stars” 109 - -
The Chainsmokers Featuring Emily Warren, “My Type” 117 - -
The Chainsmokers, “Bloodstream” 118 - -
The Chainsmokers Featuring Florida Georgia Line, “Last Day Alive” 119 - -
DJ Snake & R. Kelly, “Let Me Love You” 124 - -
Skrillex Featuring Poo Bear, “Would You Ever” 124 - -
Axwell /\ Ingrosso Featuring Kid Ink, “I Love You” 1xx - 31
Deadmau5 Featuring Grabbitz, “Let Go” 1xx - -
Bebe Rexha Featuring Lil Wayne, “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” 1xx - 34

Honorable Mention
Katy Perry Featuring Skip Marley, “Chained to the Rhythm”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
4
Fifth Harmony Featuring Gucci Mane, “Down”
- Co-produced and co-written by DallasK
42
Bruno Mars, “Versace on the Floor (David Guetta Remix)” 43
Katy Perry Featuring Nicki Minaj, “Swish Swish”
- Co-produced and co-written by Duke Dumont; contains elements of “Star 69 (What the F**k)” by Fatboy Slim, which samples “I Get Deep” by Roland Clark
46
Camila Cabello, “Crying in the Club”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
47
Starley, “Call on Me (Ryan Riback Remix)” 65
Hey Violet, “Guys My Age” 68
AJR, “Weak” 73
PartyNextDoor, “Not Nice” 82
Pink, “What About Us” 82
Calum Scott, “Dancing on My Own”
- Remake of “Dancing on My Own” by Robyn
93
Why Don’t We, “Something Different” 124
Hey Violet, “Break My Heart” 1xx

2016
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” 1 (12) 1 (11) 1 (11)
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” 1 (10) 1 (5) 1 (1)
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills” 1 (4) 1 (8) 1 (5)
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water” 2 3 1 (1)
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down” 3 3 1 (3)
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” 3 2 2
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You” 4 3 2
Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix)” 4 2 1 (1)
The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses” 6 7 3
G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I” 7 4 1 (2)
 
Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Featuring Zedd, “Starving” 12 9 5
Kiiara, “Gold” 13 10 5
Zara Larsson & MNEK, “Never Forget You” 13 11 5
The Chainsmokers Featuring Phoebe Ryan, “All We Know” 18 - -
Sia Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “The Greatest” 18 15 10
DJ Snake Featuring Bipolar Sunshine, “Middle” 20 22 13
Flume Featuring Kai, “Never Be Like You” 20 20 11
Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, “In the Name of Love” 24 37 16
Calvin Harris, “My Way” 24 32 12
Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners, “This Girl” 26 20 15
Skrillex & Rick Ross, “Purple Lamborghini” 33 - -
Robin Schulz Featuring Francesco Yates, “Sugar” 44 33 14
 
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson, “Just Hold On” 52 - 35
Flume Featuring Tove Lo, “Say It” 60 - 27
Empire of the Sun, “Walking on a Dream” 65 - 40
Dawin, “Dessert” 68 - -
The Chainsmokers Featuring XYLO, “Setting Fires” 71 - -
Major Lazer Featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG, “Light It Up” 73 - 31
Zedd & Kesha, “True Colors” 74 - -
David Guetta Featuring Sia & Fetty Wap, “Bang My Head” 76 - 29
Frenship Featuring Emily Warren, “Capsize” 78 - 24
Alan Walker, “Faded” 80 - -
Lindsey Stirling, “Hallelujah” 81 - -
Galantis, “No Money” 88 - -
Jonas Blue Featuring Dakota, “Fast Car” 98 - -
 
Anne-Marie, “Alarm” 103 - 34
Snakehips Featuring Tinashe & Chance the Rapper, “All My Friends” 103 - -
Cashmere Cat Featuring Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez, “Trust Nobody” 106 - -
Sia Featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah, “Satisfied” 114 - -
Jonas Blue Featuring JP Cooper, “Perfect Strangers” 1xx - -
Cheat Codes x Kris Kross Amsterdam, “Sex” 1xx - -
Deorro Featuring Pitbull & Elvis Crespo, “Bailar” 1xx - 37
Diplo & Sleepy Tom, “Be Right There” 1xx - 34
David Guetta Featuring Zara Larsson, “This One’s for You” 1xx - -
Kygo & Dillon Francis Featuring James Hersey, “Coming Over” 1xx - 40
Marshmello Featuring Wrabel, “Ritual” 1xx - -
Mike Perry Featuring Shy Martin, “The Ocean” 1xx - -
Bebe Rexha Featuring Nicki Minaj, “No Broken Hearts” 1xx - 30
Robin Schulz & David Guetta Featuring Cheat Codes, “Shed a Light” 1xx - -
Timeflies, “Once in a While” 1xx - 39
Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard Featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga, “In My Room” 1xx - -
Zedd & Aloe Blacc, “Candyman” 1xx - -
ZHU x Skrillex x THEY, “Working for It” 1xx - -

Honorable Mention
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
- Produced and co-written by Skrillex and BLOOD
1 (3)
The Weeknd, “In the Night”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
12
Lady Gaga, “Perfect Illusion” 15
Britney Spears Featuring G-Eazy, “Make Me”
- Produced and co-written by Burns
17
Tory Lanez, “Luv”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
19
Troye Sivan, “Youth” 23
Coldplay, “Hymn for the Weekend (SeeB Remix)”
- Original version co-produced by Avicii
25
The Weeknd, “Die for You”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
43
The Weeknd, “Rockin’”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
44
The Weeknd Featuring Future, “All I Know”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
46
The Weeknd, “True Colors”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
48
The Weeknd Featuring Lana Del Rey, “Stargirl Interlude”
- Co-produced and co-written by Labrinth
61
Shakira, “Try Everything” 63
Jason Derulo, “If It Ain’t Love”
- Contains an interpolation of “Born Slippy .NUXX” by Underworld
67
The Weeknd, “Attention”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
67
The Weeknd, “Nothing Without You”
- Co-produced and co-written by Diplo
68
The Weeknd, “A Lonely Night”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
69
The Weeknd, “Love to Lay”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
71
The Weeknd, “Ordinary Life”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
72
Kanye West, “Wolves”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
101
Ellie Goulding, “Army”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
1xx

2015
OMI, “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)” 1 (6) 2 1 (2)
Major Lazer x DJ Snake Featuring MO, “Lean On” 4 2 1 (1)
Flo Rida Featuring Sage the Gemini & Lookas, “G.D.F.R.” 8 11 8
David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama” 8 4 2
Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U Featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” 8 9 6
 
DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It” 13 10 7
Sia, “Elastic Heart” 17 27 13
Zedd Featuring Selena Gomez, “I Want You to Know” 17 18 11
Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz, “Prayer in C” 23 12 7
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love” 27 25 16
Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding, “Outside” 29 15 8
Alesso Featuring Tove Lo, “Heroes (We Could Be)” 31 30 11
Rudimental Featuring Ed Sheeran, “Lay It All on Me” 48 31 17
 
Sia, “Alive” 56 - -
How I Became the Bomb, “Ulay, Oh” 58 - -
Dillon Francis & DJ Snake, “Get Low” 61 - -
Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith, “Omen” 64 - 32
Zedd Featuring Jon Bellion, “Beautiful Now” 64 - 15
Major Lazer Featuring Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley, “Powerful” 83 - 22
The Weeknd Featuring Labrinth, “Losers” 85 - -
Naughty Boy Featuring Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin, “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” 90 - -
Kygo Featuring Conrad, “Firestone” 92 - 35
Cashmere Cat Featuring Ariana Grande, “Adore” 93 - -
A-Trak + Milo & Otis Featuring Rich Kidz, “Out the Speakers” 98 - -
 
Deorro x Chris Brown, “Five More Hours” 101 - -
Disclosure Featuring Lorde, “Magnets” 102 - -
Sia, “Big Girls Cry” 103 - -
Afrojack Featuring Mike Taylor, “SummerThing!” 1xx - 27
AronChupa, “I’m an Albatraoz” 1xx - -
Audien Featuring Lady Antebellum, “Something Better” 1xx - 29
Avicii, “Broken Arrows” 1xx - -
Avicii, “The Nights” 1xx - -
Avicii, “Waiting for Love” 1xx - -
Cash Cash, “Surrender” 1xx - 37
Duke Dumont, “Ocean Drive” 1xx - 40
Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)” 1xx - -
Martin Garrix Featuring Usher, “Don’t Look Down” 1xx - 33
Calvin Harris Featuring HAIM, “Pray to God” 1xx - -
Felix Jaehn Featuring Jasmine Thompson, “Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)” 1xx - -
Kygo Featuring Ella Henderson, “Here for You” 1xx - -
Kygo Featuring Parson James, “Stole the Show” 1xx - 33
Kygo Featuring Maty Noyes, “Stay” 1xx - -

Honorable Mention
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
1 (3)
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?” 1 (1)
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
- Co-produced by Ali Payami
3
Taylor Swift, “Style”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
6
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
7
Demi Lovato, “Cool for the Summer”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
11
Ariana Grande, “One Last Time”
- Co-written by David Guetta
13
Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, “Truffle Butter”
- Contains elements of “What They Say” by Maya Jane Coles
14
Justin Bieber, “I’ll Show You”
- Poduced by Skrillex & BLOOD
19
Hailee Steinfeld, “Love Myself” 30
Justin Bieber Featuring Halsey, “The Feeling”
- Co-poduced and co-written by Skrillex
31
Justin Bieber, “Mark My Words”
- Poduced and co-written by BLOOD
42
Adam Lambert, “Ghost Town”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
64
Kid Ink Featuring Usher & Tinashe, “Body Language”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
72
Justin Bieber, “Children”
- Co-poduced by Skrillex & BLOOD and co-written by Skrillex
74
The Weeknd, “Shameless”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
79
Madonna Featuring Nicki Minaj, “B**** I’m Madonna”
- Co-produced and co-written by Diplo
84
Jess Glynne, “Hold My Hand” 86
Charli XCX, “Break the Rules”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
91
PSY Featuring CL, “Daddy” 97
Tinashe, “All Hands on Deck”
- Co-produced and co-written by Cashmere Cat
101
Robin Thicke Featuring Nicki Minaj, “Back Together”
- Co-produced and co-written by Ali Payami
125
Madonna, “Living for Love”
- Co-produced and co-written by Diplo
1xx

2014
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What” 4 6 5
Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd, “Break Free” 4 8 4
Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith, “Latch” 7 4 3
Calvin Harris, “Summer” 7 6 3
Sia, “Chandelier” 8 14 11
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be” 10 10 6
 
Mr. Probz, “Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)” 14 5 5
Avicii, “Hey Brother” 16 18 10
The Chainsmokers, “#Selfie” 16 40 14
Zedd Featuring Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night” 18 9 6
Calvin Harris Featuring John Newman, “Blame” 19 7 3
Naughty Boy Featuring Sam Smith, “La La La” 19 31 10
Martin Garrix, “Animals” 21 29 12
Eminem Featuring Sia, “Guts Over Fear” 22 - -
Tiesto Featuring Matthew Koma, “Wasted” 49 - 21
 
Kiesza, “Hideaway” 51 44 17
David Guetta Featuring Sam Martin, “Dangerous” 56 - 23
Tiesto, “Red Lights” 56 39 17
Cash Cash Featuring Bebe Rexha, “Take Me Home” 57 43 14
Avicii, “The Days” 78 - -
Calvin Harris Featuring Ayah Marar, “Thinking About You” 86 - 23
Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo Featuring Kid Ink, “Delirious (Boneless)” 90 - 33
Afrojack Featuring Wrabel, “Ten Feet Tall” 100 - 22
 
Zedd Featuring Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant, “Find You” 101 - 34
Calvin Harris & Alesso Featuring Hurts, “Under Control” 103 - -
Skrillex With Kill the Noise, Fatman Scoop & Michael Angelakos, “Recess” 106 - -
Wyclef Featuring Avicii, “Divine Sorrow” 109 - -
Daft Punk, “Give Life Back to Music” 113 - -
Big Data Featuring Joywave, “Dangerous” 117 - -
Avicii, “Addicted to You” 1xx - -
Capital Cities, “One Minute More” 1xx - -
Chromeo, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” 1xx - -
Deorro Featuring DyCy, “Five Hours (Don’t Hold Me Back)” 1xx - -
Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones, “I Got U” 1xx - -
David Guetta Featuring Sam Martin, “Lovers on the Sun” 1xx - -
David Guetta & Showtek Featuring Vassy, “Bad” 1xx - -
Calvin Harris Featuring Big Sean, “Open Wide” 1xx - -
ZHU, “Faded” 1xx - -

Honorable Mention
Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha, “Timber” 1 (3)
Jeremih Featuring YG, “Don’t Tell ’Em”
- Contains an interpolation of “Rhythm Is a Dancer” by Snap!
6
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
- Co-produced and co-written by Avicii
10
James Newton Howard Featuring Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hanging Tree (Rebel Remix)” 12
Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown, “Show Me”
- Contains elements of “Show Me Love” by Robin S
13
Shakira, “Dare (La La La)” 53
Tegan and Sara Featuring The Lonely Island, “Everything Is Awesome!!!”
- Co-produced by Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo)
57
Lady Gaga, “G.U.Y.”
- Co-produced and co-written by Zedd
76
Rita Ora, “I Will Never Let You Down”
- Produced and written by Calvin Harris
77
Lil Jon Featuring Tyga, “Bend Ova” 92
Chris Brown, “X”
- Produced and co-written by Diplo
98
Britney Spears, “Alien”
- Co-produced and co-written by William Orbit
108

2013
Baauer, “Harlem Shake” 1 (5) - 38
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams, “Get Lucky” 2 2 2
Avicii, “Wake Me Up!” 4 1 (1) 1 (3)
Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais, “Summertime Sadness” 6 6 3
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin, “Don’t You Worry Child” 6 3 2
Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX, “I Love It” 7 5 3
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” 8 3 2
Zedd Featuring Foxes, “Clarity” 8 4 2
Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing” 10 7 5
 
Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love” 16 11 6
Pitbull Featuring TJR, “Don’t Stop the Party” 17 18 15
Krewella, “Alive” 32 16 9
Labrinth Featuring Emeli Sande, “Beneath Your Beautiful” 34 - 26
Rihanna Featuring David Guetta, “Right Now” 50 27 15
 
Major Lazer Featuring Bruno Mars, Tyga & Mystic, “Bubble Butt” 56 - -
David Guetta Featuring Ne-Yo & Akon, “Play Hard” 64 - 31
Linkin Park x Steve Aoki, “A Light That Never Comes” 65 - -
Tyga Featuring Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mall, “Molly” 66 - -
Hadouken!, “Levitate” 69 - -
A$AP Rocky Featuring Skrillex, “Wild for the Night” 80 - -
Avicii, “You Make Me” 85 - -
Afrojack Featuring Chris Brown, “As Your Friend” 88 - 28
Armin van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie, “This Is What It Feels Like” 96 - 31
Eminem Featuring Sia, “Beautiful Pain” 99 - -
Krewella, “Live for the Night” 100 - 30
 
Avicii vs. Nicky Romero, “I Could Be the One (Nicktim)” 101 - 34
Nikki Williams, “Glowing” 101 - 21
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams, “Lose Yourself to Dance” 103 - -
Flux Pavilion, “I Can’t Stop” 105 - -
Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, “Make It Bun Dem” 106 - -
Timeflies, “I Choose U” 108 - -
Daft Punk Featuring Panda Bear, “Doin’ It Right” 111 - -
Icona Pop, “All Night” 111 - 33
Daft Punk Featuring Julian Casablancas, “Instant Crush” 116 - -

Honorable Mention
will.i.am & Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout”
- Co-produced and co-written by Basto (Lasgo)
3
Lady Gaga, “Applause”
- Co-written by DJ Snake
4
Justin Bieber Featuring Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat”
- Co-produced and co-written by Zedd
5
PSY, “Gentleman” 5
Pitbull Featuring Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
- Contains elements of “Take on Me” by A-ha
8
Maroon 5, “Love Somebody” 10
Britney Spears, “Work B**ch!”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sebastian Ingrosso and Otto Knows
12
Lady Gaga Featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”
- Co-written by DJ Snake
13
AWOLNATION, “Sail” 17
will.i.am Featuring Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER” 17
Jason Derulo, “The Other Side” 18
Ke$ha, “C’mon” 27
Lady Gaga, “Venus”
- Co-produced and co-written by Madeon
32
will.i.am Featuring Miley Cyrus, “Fall Down” 58
Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull, “Live It Up” 60
Enrique Iglesias, “Turn the Night Up” 61
Kanye West, “Black Skinhead”
- Co-produced and co-written by Daft Punk
69
Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” 77
Kanye West, “Blood on the Leaves”
- Co-produced and co-written by Hudson Mohawke
89
The Wanted, “We Own the Night” 94
Arianna Featuring Pitbull, “Sexy People (The Fiat Song)” 97

2012
LMFAO, “Sexy and I Know It” 1 (2) 2 2
David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On” 4 3 2
Flo Rida Featuring Sia, “Wild Ones” 5 3 2
David Guetta Featuring Sia, “Titanium” 7 7 3
Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen, “Good Time” 8 6 4
Madonna Featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., “Give Me All Your Luvin’” 10 28 24
 
Gym Class Heroes Featuring Neon Hitch, “Ass Back Home” 12 8 5
Calvin Harris, “Feel so Close” 12 13 8
Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo, “Let’s Go” 17 8 5
Havana Brown Featuring Pitbull, “We Run the Night” 26 23 15
Breathe Carolina, “Blackout” 32 49 17
David Guetta Featuring Chris Brown & Lil Wayne, “I Can Only Imagine” 44 37 20
LMFAO, “Sorry for Party Rocking” 49 64 19
 
Avicii, “Levels” 60 - 33
Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” 69 - -
Nero, “Promises” 70 - -
Ludacris Featuring Usher & David Guetta, “Rest of My Life” 72 54 25
M83., “Midnight City” 72 - -
Skrillex Featuring Sirah, “Bangarang” 72 - -
Skrillex Featuring Sirah, “Kyoto” 74 - -
3OH!3, “Set You Free” 84 - -
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)” 85 - -
Dev & Enrique Iglesias, “Naked” 99 - 30
Deadmau5 Featuring Greta Svabo Bech, “Raise Your Weapon” 100 - -
 
Benny Benassi Featuring Gary Go, “Cinema” 102 - -
Lil Jon Featuring LMFAO, “Drink” 102 - -
Zedd Featuring Matthew Koma, “Spectrum” 105 - 36
Afrojack & Shermanology, “Can’t Stop Me” 112 - -

Honorable Mention
Ellie Goulding, “Lights” 2
Ke$ha, “Die Young” 2
PSY, “Gangnam Style” 2
Flo Rida, “Good Feeling”
- Inspired by “Levels” by Avicii, who shares writing credits
3
The Wanted, “Glad You Came” 3
Nicki Minaj, “Starships” 5
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
- Co-produced and co-written by Calvin Harris
5
Flo Rida, “I Cry”
- Co-produced by Bingo Players, whose “Cry (Just a Little)” serves as basis
6
Ne-Yo, “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” 6
Alex Clare, “Too Close”
- Co-produced by Diplo and Switch
7
Drake Featuring Rihanna, “Take Care”
- Co-produced and co-written by Jamie xx
7
Usher, “Scream” 9
Chris Brown, “Don’t Wake Me Up”
- Co-produced and co-written by Benny Benassi and William Orbit
10
Chris Brown Featuring Rihanna, “Turn up the Music” 10
Pitbull, “Back in Time”
- Co-produced and co-written by MK
11
Pitbull Featuring Chris Brown, “International Love” 13
Nicki Minaj, “Pound the Alarm” 15
Karmin, “Brokenhearted” 16
Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull, “Dance Again” 17
Usher, “Climax”
- Co-produced and co-written by Diplo
17
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Sammy Adams, “Finally Found You” 24
Outasight, “Tonight Is the Night” 38
The Wanted, “Chasing the Sun” 50
Usher, “Numb”
- Co-produced and co-written by Swedish House Mafia
69
Pitbull Featuring Shakira, “Get It Started”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sidney Samson and MK
89
The Wanted, “I Found You” 89
Rita Ora Featuring Tinie Tempah, “R.I.P.”
- Co-produced and co-written by Chase & Status
103
tobyMac, “Me Without You” 104
Madonna, “Girl Gone Wild”
- Co-produced and co-written by Benny Benassi
106
will.i.am Featuring Eva Simons, “This Is Love”
- Co-produced and co-written by Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso
110

2011
Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” 1 (10) 1 (12) 1 (8)
LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem” 1 (6) 1 (2) 1 (1)
Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer, “Give Me Everything” 1 (1) 1 (3) 1 (3)
David Guetta Featuring Usher, “Without You” 4 2 1 (1)
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank E, “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” 4 1 (2) 1 (2)
 
Dev Featuring Kanye West or Flo Rida or 50 Cent, “In the Dark” 11 8 8
David Guetta Featuring Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj, “Where Them Girls At” 14 33 13
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina, “Stereo Love” 16 17 11
Alexandra Stan, “Mr. Saxobeat” 21 18 18
New Boyz Featuring Cataracs & Dev, “Backseat” 26 30 17
Afrojack Featuring Eva Simons, “Take Over Control” 41 40 24
Chris Brown Featuring Benny Benassi, “Beautiful People” 43 - -
Martin Solveig & Dragonette, “Hello” 46 50 19
 
David Guetta Featuring Rihanna, “Who’s That Chick?” 51 - 33
Dev Featuring The Cataracs, “Bass Down Low” 61 - 35
3OH!3, “Hit It Again” 66 - -
David Guetta Featuring Taio Cruz & Ludacris, “Little Bad Girl” 70 - -
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull & The WAV.s, “I Like How It Feels” 74 - 39
David Guetta Featuring Jennifer Hudson, “Night of Your Life” 81 - -
Duck Sauce, “Barbra Streisand” 89 - -
Kaskade Featuring Neon Trees, “Lessons in Love” 94 - 40
 
Daft Punk, “Derezzed” 103 - -
Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin, “Save the World” 105 - 35
KoRn Featuring Skrillex, “Get Up!” 108 - -
KoRn Featuring Skrillex & Kill the Noise, “Narcissistic Cannibal” 117 - -

Honorable Mention
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
- Co-produced and co-written by Jeppe (Junior Senior)
1 (6)
Rihanna Featuring Britney Spears, “S&M”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
1 (1)
Lady Gaga, “The Edge of Glory” 3
Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull, “On the Floor”
- Contains an interpolation of “Lambada” by Kaoma
3
Britney Spears Featuring Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha, “Till the World Ends” 3
Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
- Co-produced and co-written by Afrojack and Diplo
6
Cobra Starship Featuring Sabi, “You Make Me Feel…” 7
Ke$ha, “Blow” 7
Pitbull Featuring T-Pain, “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)”
- Produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
7
Britney Spears, “I Wanna Go” 7
Lady Gaga, “Judas” 10
Jason Derulo, “Don’t Wanna Go Home”
- Contains elements of “Show Me Love” by Robin S.
14
Chris Brown, “Yeah 3x”
- Contains elements of “I’m Not Alone” by Calvin Harris
15
Usher, “More” 15
Enrique Iglesias With Usher Featuring Lil Wayne, “Dirty Dancer” 18
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne, “Hit the Lights” 18
Taio Cruz Featuring Travie McCoy or Kylie Minogue, “Higher”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
24
Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls)”
- Co-produced by Switch
29
Lady Gaga, “Marry the Night” 29
Pitbull Featuring Marc Anthony, “Rain Over Me” 30
Mann Featuring 50 Cent, “Buzzin’”
- Contains elements of “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz
61
Taio Cruz Featuring Flo Rida, “Hangover” 62
Pitbull Featuring T-Pain & Sean Paul, “Shake Senora”
- Produced and co-written by DJ Snake and Clinton Sparks
69
Don Omar & Lucenzo, “Danza Kuduro” 82
Nicole Scherzinger, “Don’t Hold Your Breath”
- Co-produced by Steve Angello
86
Jennifer Lopez, “Papi” 96
Don Omar, “Taboo”
- Contains an interpolation of “Lambada” by Kaoma
97
Sean Kingston, “Party All Night (Sleep All Day)”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
102

2010
Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev, “Like a G6” 1 (3) 4 4
David Guetta Featuring Akon, “Sexy Chick” 5 3 3
Ke$ha Featuring 3OH!3, “Blah Blah Blah” 7 21 11
La Roux, “Bulletproof” 8 10 6
Flo Rida Featuring David Guetta, “Club Can’t Handle Me” 9 10 7
3OH!3 Featuring Ke$ha, “My First Kiss” 9 46 15
 
Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, “We No Speak Americano” 29 53 37
David Guetta & Chris Willis Featuring Fergie & LMFAO, “Gettin’ Over You” 31 50 21
David Guetta Featuring Kid Cudi, “Memories” 46 37 22
3OH!3, “Touchin on My” 49 - -
 
Lil Jon Featuring 3OH!3, “Hey” 62 - -
LMFAO Featuring Lil Jon, “Shots” 68 - -
Owl City, “Vanilla Twilight” 72 - 36
3OH!3, “Deja Vu” 75 - -
Three 6 Mafia vs. Tiesto With Sean Kingston & Flo Rida, “Feel It” 78 - -
Lil Jon Featuring LMFAO, “Outta My Mind” 84 - -
3OH!3, “Double Vision” 87 - 37
3OH!3 Featuring Neon Hitch, “Follow Me Down” 89 - -
Shiny Toy Guns, “Major Tom” 97 - -
3OH!3, “I Can Do Anything” 100 - -
 
MGMT, “Congratulations” 124 - -

Honorable Mention
Ke$ha, “Tik Tok” 1 (9)
Rihanna, “Rude Boy”
- Co-produced and co-written by Rob Swire (Pendulum, Knife Party)
1 (5)
Katy Perry, “Firework”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
1 (4)
Usher Featuring will.i.am, “OMG” 1 (4)
Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris, “Break Your Heart” 1 (1)
Ke$ha, “We R Who We R” 1 (1)
Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
1 (1)
Taio Cruz, “Dynamite” 2
Iyaz, “Replay” 2
Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce, “Telephone” 3
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull, “I Like It” 4
Ke$ha, “Your Love Is My Drug” 4
Usher Featuring Pitbull, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” 4
Jason Derulo, “In My Head” 5
Lady Gaga, “Alejandro” 5
Ke$ha, “Take It Off” 8
The Black Eyed Peas, “Rock That Body”
- Co-produced and co-written by David Guetta and Mark Knight
9
Jay Sean Featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon, “Do You Remember” 10
Eminem Featuring Lil Wayne, “No Love”
- Contains elements of “What Is Love” by Haddaway
23
will.i.am & Nicki Minaj, “Check It Out!”
- Contains elements of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by Buggles
24
Jay Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj, “2012 (It Ain’t the End)” 31
Iyaz, “Solo” 32
Timbaland Featuring Katy Perry, “If We Ever Meet Again” 37
Pitbull Featuring Akon, “Shut It Down”
- Produced and co-written by DJ Snake and Clinton Sparks
42
Ne-Yo, “Beautiful Monster”
- Co-produced and co-written by Sandy Vee
53
Akon, “Angel”
- Co-produced and co-written by David Guetta and Sandy Vee
56
Pitbull, “Bon, Bon”
- Produced by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP (also listed as co-writers) and DJ Alvaro,
whose “We No Speak Americano (Alvaro Rework)” serves as basis
61
Christina Aguilera, “Bionic”
- Co-produced by Switch (Major Lazer)
66
Sean Kingston, “Dumb Love” 84
Kat DeLuna Featuring Akon, “Push Push” 88
Chiddy Bang, “Opposite of Adults”
- Contains elements of “Kids” by MGMT
90
Taio Cruz Featuring Ke$ha, “Dirty Picture” 96
Robyn, “Dancing on My Own” 113

 

2000s

 

2000s

 

Crossover Success Since 2000
Dance/Electronic Artist (Lead or Featured or Remix) on Hot 100 Peak Pos.
2000s

2009
Owl City, “Fireflies” 1 (2)
3OH!3, “Don’t Trust Me” 7
Cascada, “Evacuate the Dancefloor” 25
The Ting Tings, “That’s Not My Name” 39
LMFAO, “I’m in Miami Trick” 51
LMFAO, “La La La” 55
Kid Cudi Featuring MGMT & Ratatat, “Pursuit of Happiness” 59
3OH!3 Featuring Katy Perry, “Starstrukk” 66
David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland, “When Love Takes Over” 76
MGMT, “Kids” 91

Honorable Mention
The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
- Co-produced and co-written by David Guetta
1 (14)
The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow” 1 (12)
Flo Rida, “Right Round”
- Contains an interpolation of “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive
1 (6)
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis, “Just Dance” 1 (3)
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne, “Down” 1 (2)
Jason Derulo, “Whatcha Say”
- Contains elements of “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap
1 (1)
Lady Gaga, “Poker Face” 1 (1)
Britney Spears, “3” 1 (1)
Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” 2
Pitbull, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
- Contains elements of “75, Brazil Street” by Nicola Fasano vs. Pat Rich
2
Kid Cudi vs. Crookers, “Day ‘N’ Nite” 3
Flo Rida Featuring Wynter, “Sugar”
- Contains an interpolation of “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65
5
Sean Kingston, “Fire Burning” 5
Lady Gaga, “LoveGame” 5
Lady Gaga, “Paparazzi” 6
Pitbull, “Hotel Room Service”
- Contains elements of “Push the Feeling On (The Dub of Doom)” by Nightcrawlers
8
Akon Featuring Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offishall, “Beautiful” 19
Britney Spears, “If U Seek Amy” 19
Madonna, “Celebration”
- Co-produced and co-written by Paul Oakenfold
71
Britney Spears, “Radar” 88
Priscilla Renea, “Dollhouse” 110

2008
M.I.A., “Paper Planes” 4
Metro Station, “Shake It” 10
Enur Featuring Natasja, “Calabria 2008” 46
Cascada, “What Hurts the Most” 52
The Ting Tings, “Shut up and Let Me Go” 55
September, “Cry for You” 74
Gnarls Barkley, “Going On” 88
David Guetta & Chris Willis, “Love Is Gone” 98
 
MGMT, “Time to Pretend” 109
Gnarls Barkley, “Run (I’m a Disaster)” 114
MGMT, “Electric Feel” 114

Honorable Mention
T.I. Featuring Rihanna, “Live Your Life”
- Contains elements of “Mai Ai Hee (Dragostea Din Tei)” by O-Zone
1 (6)
Usher Featuring Young Jeezy, “Love in This Club” 1 (3)
Rihanna, “Disturbia” 1 (2)
Britney Spears, “Womanizer” 1 (1)
Chris Brown, “Forever” 2
Rihanna, “Don’t Stop the Music”
- Contains elements of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” by Michael Jackson
3
Kardinal Offishall Featuring Akon, “Dangerous” 5
Sean Kingston, “Take You There” 7
Ne-Yo, “Closer” 7
Akon, “Right Now (Na Na Na)”
- Contains elements of “Remember” by The Underdog Project
and “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw
8
Wyclef Jean Featuring Akon, Lil Wayne & Niia, “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” 12
Colby O’Donis Featuring Akon, “What You Got” 14
Britney Spears, “Piece of Me” 18
Pitbull Featuring Lil Jon, “Krazy”
- Contains elements of “Cream” by Federico Franchi
30
The Killers, “Human”
- Co-produced by Stuart Price
32
Pitbull Featuring Lil Jon, “The Anthem”
- Contains elements of “Calabria” by Rune
36
Madonna, “Give It 2 Me” 57
The Killers, “Spaceman”
- Co-produced by Stuart Price
67
Kat DeLuna, “In the End” 68
Amy Winehouse Featuring Ghostface Killah, “You Know I’m No Good”
- Produced by Mark Ronson
77

2007
Justice, “D.A.N.C.E.” 103

Honorable Mention
Kanye West, “Stronger”
- Contains elements of “Harder Better Faster Stronger” by Daft Punk
1 (1)
Fergie, “Fergalicious”
- Contains elements of “Give It All You Got (Doggy Style)” by Afro-Rican,
which samples “It’s More Fun to Compute” by Kraftwerk and “Get Off” by Foxy
2
Gwen Stefani Featuring Akon, “The Sweet Escape” 2
Britney Spears, “Gimme More” 3
Timbaland Featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E. & Sebastian, “The Way I Are” 3
Akon, “Sorry, Blame It on Me”
- Produced and co-written by Clinton Sparks
7
Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
- Produced by Mark Ronson
9
Hellogoodbye, “Here (In Your Arms)” 14
Kat DeLuna Featuring Elephant Man, “Whine Up” 29
Gwen Stefani, “4 in the Morning” 54
The Killers, “Read My Mind” 62
AFI, “Love Like Water” 68

2006
Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy” 2
Cascada, “Everytime We Touch” 10
Gorillaz Featuring Shaun Ryder, “Dare” 87
 
Scissor Sisters, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” 102

Honorable Mention
Justin Timberlake, “SexyBack” 1 (7)
Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland, “Promiscuous” 1 (6)
Rihanna, “SOS”
- Contains elements of “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go” by Soft Cell
1 (3)
Sean Paul, “Temperature” 1 (1)
Akon Featuring Eminem, “Smack That” 2
Gwen Stefani, “Crash” 49
Madonna, “Sorry”
- Co-produced and co-written by Stuart Price
58
Janet Featuring Khia, “So Excited”
- Contains elements of “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock
90
Paulina Rubio, “Ni una Sola Palabra” 98
Madonna, “Jump”
- Co-produced and co-written by Stuart Price
105
Madonna, “Get Together”
- Co-produced and co-written by Stuart Price
106

2005
D.H.T., “Listen to Your Heart” 8
Gorillaz, “Feel Good Inc.” 14
Crazy Frog, “Axel F” 50
Depeche Mode, “Precious” 71
The Postal Service, “We Will Become Silhouettes” 82
The Bravery, “An Honest Mistake” 97
 
Daft Punk, “Technologic” 116

Honorable Mention
Rihanna, “Pon de Replay” 2
The Black Eyed Peas, “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”
- Contains an interpolation of “I Wonder If I Take You Home” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
With Full Force
3
Akon, “Lonely”
- Co-produced by Disco D
4
Sean Paul, “We Be Burnin’” 6
Madonna, “Hung Up”
- Co-produced and co-written by Stuart Price (a.k.a. Jacques Lu Cont/Thin White Duke)
7
Gwen Stefani, “Cool” 13
Gwen Stefani Featuring Slim Thug, “Luxurious”
- Co-produced by Nellee Hooper
21
Ying Yang Twins Featuring Pitbull, “Shake”
- Contains elements of “Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)” by George Kranz
41
U2, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own”
- Co-produced by Nellee Hooper
97
Nina Sky, “Turnin’ Me On” 105
Kelly Osbourne, “One Word” 121

2004
Lasgo, “Alone” 83
Kylie Minogue, “Slow” 91
Angel City Featuring Lara McAllen, “Love Me Right (Oh Sheila)” 95
Mynt Featuring Kim Sozzi, “How Did You Know?” 97

Honorable Mention
Kevin Lyttle Featuring Spragga Benz, “Turn Me On” 4
Nina Sky Featuring Jabba, “Move Ya Body”
- Contains an interpolation of “Can You Feel the Beat” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
With Full Force
4
Britney Spears, “Toxic” 9
No Doubt, “It’s My Life”
- Remake of “It’s My Life” by Talk Talk; co-produced by Nellee Hooper
10
Gwen Stefani, “What You Waiting For?”
- Produced by Nellee Hooper
47
Paulina Rubio, “Te Quise Tanto” 105

2003
Daniel Bedingfield, “If You’re Not the One” 15
Panjabi MC Featuring Jay-Z, “Beware of the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke)” 33
Lasgo, “Something” 35
Pink Featuring William Orbit, “Feel Good Time” 60
Telepopmusik, “Breathe” 78
Elvis Presley, “Rubberneckin’ (Paul Oakenfold Remix)” 94
Reina, “No One’s Gonna Change You” 96
The Roc Project Featuring Tina Arena, “Never (Past Tense)” 97
BT, “Simply Being Loved (Somnambulist)” 98

Honorable Mention
Sean Paul, “Get Busy” 1 (3)
Lumidee, “Never Leave You – Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!” 3
Britney Spears Featuring Madonna, “Me Against the Music” 35
Madonna, “American Life”
- Co-produced and co-written by Mirwais
37
Blu Cantrell, “Breathe” 41
No Doubt, “Running”
- Co-produced by Nellee Hooper
62

2002
Kylie Minogue, “Can’t Get You out of My Head” 7
DJ Sammy & Yanou Featuring Do, “Heaven” 8
Daniel Bedingfield, “Gotta Get Thru This” 10
Dirty Vegas, “Days Go By” 14
Kylie Minogue, “Love at First Sight” 23
Oakenfold Featuring Shifty Shellshock, “Starry Eyed Surprise” 41
iio, “Rapture (Tastes so Sweet)” 46
Elvis Presley vs. JXL, “A Little Less Conversation” 50
Kylie Minogue, “Come Into My World” 91

Honorable Mention
Madonna, “Die Another Day”
- Co-produced and co-written by Mirwais
8
Craig David, “7 Days”
- Produced by Mark Hill
10
Enrique Iglesias, “Escape” 12
No Doubt, “Hella Good”
- Co-produced by Nellee Hooper
13
OutKast Featuring Killer Mike, “The Whole World” 19
Paulina Rubio, “Don’t Say Goodbye” 41
Craig David, “Walking Away”
- Produced and co-written by Mark Hill
44
Las Ketchup, “The Ketchup Song (Hey Hah)”
- Contains an interpolation of “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang
54
U2, “Electrical Storm”
- Produced by William Orbit
77
Cher, “Song for the Lonely” 85

2001
Moby Featuring Gwen Stefani, “South Side” 14
ATC, “Around the World (La La La La La)” 28
The Wiseguys, “Start the Commotion” 31
Gorillaz, “Clint Eastwood” 57
Sarina Paris, “Look at Us” 59
Daft Punk, “One More Time” 61
Gigi D’Agostino, “I’ll Fly With You (L’Amour Toujours)” 78
Modjo, “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” 81
Darude, “Sandstorm” 83
Depeche Mode, “Dream On” 85
Ian van Dahl Featuring Marsha, “Castles in the Sky” 91

Honorable Mention
Janet, “All for You”
- Contains elements of “The Glow of Love” by Change
1 (7)
Blu Cantrell, “Hit ‘Em up Style (Oops!)” 2
Madonna, “Don’t Tell Me”
- Co-produced and co-written by Mirwais
4
Craig David, “Fill Me In”
- Produced and co-written by Mark Hill (Artful Dodger)
15
’N Sync, “Pop”
- Produced by BT
19
Madonna, “What It Feels Like for a Girl (Above & Beyond Club Radio Edit)” 23
Azul Azul, “La Bomba” 70

2000
Eiffel 65, “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” 6
Sonique, “It Feels so Good” 8
Alice Deejay, “Better off Alone” 27
Amber, “Sexual (Li Da Di)” 42
Fatboy Slim, “The Rockafeller Skank” 72
Madison Avenue, “Don’t Call Me Baby” 88
Anastacia, “I’m Outta Love” 92
Fragma, “Toca’s Miracle” 99
Zombie Nation, “Kernkraft 400” 99

Honorable Mention
Madonna, “Music”
- Co-produced and co-written by Mirwais
1 (4)
Mary Mary, “Shackles (Praise You)” 28
Madonna, “American Pie”
- Co-produced by William Orbit
29
Bloodhound Gang, “The Bad Touch”
- Contains elements of “In the Night” by Pet Shop Boys
52

 

Major Changes

 

Major Changes

 

Hot 100 Time Line Since 1990
Date Major Change
November 1991 BDS and SoundScan used to electronically monitor airplay and singles sales, respectively (along with some holdover manual playlists in small markets)
Total number of stations: 122
December 1993 (?) Radio panel expanded to include adult contemporary and modern rock formats
December 1998 Radio panel expanded to include most English-language formats (R&B, adult R&B, mainstream rock, triple-A rock, and country joining top 40 [mainstream/rhythmic/adult], adult contemporary, and modern rock)
Total number of stations: 756
December 1998 Noncommercial singles eligible to chart
January 2000 Radio panel expanded to include Latin (Spanish-language) formats
200x Radio panel expanded to include gospel and Christian formats
February 2005 Digital sales included
March 2012 Audio streaming data included (Spotify et al.)
March 2013 YouTube streaming data included
August 2015 Apple Music streaming data included
February 2017 Pandora streaming data included

 

Note that the different components—sales, airplay, and streaming— that make up the Hot 100 are weighted differently depending on their significance.  For instance, when sales of commercial singles were down during the 1990s and most of the 2000s, the sales component counted less in the chart’s point system.

 

Pre-1980

 

The Early Years

To understand the backlash against dance music in the early 1980s, you need to appreciate how much disco dominated top 40 radio and pop charts in America by the late ’70s.  Record companies released dance remakes of everything from “Volare” to Beethoven and the “I Love Lucy” theme.  (Current dance labels are still following the same modus operandi.  Three of the biggest crossover hits of the 2000s are all remakes:  “Heaven,” “Listen to Your Heart,” and “Everytime We Touch.”  Steve Aoki has played his remix of “My Heart Will Go On” at festivals.  Guetta’s “Clap Your Hands” is based on a nursery rhyme.)  At the height of disco mania, even The Beach Boys, Kiss, and Wings got into the act.  And don’t forget Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, and Dolly Parton.

If you follow our Musical Treasure Hunt, you know which song we name as one of the first charted singles to represent the dance genre that came into its own during the 1970s (Billboard regional club charts debuted in October 1974—though Record World published a national survey first in March 1975).  No, it’s not “The Twist” or anything that literally referred to a specific dance.  Though young people danced to those records back in the day—and they helped define the sound of early rock and roll—something like “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” seems more at home in a school gymnasium than a discotheque.  The record we pick is 1968’s “The Horse” (of course, of course).  When you consider the connection between this recording and MFSB, Philadelphia may be the birthplace of disco.

Without the benefit of a club chart, determining what is proto-dance music before October 1974 requires a bit of musicology.  We have to look at a song’s background—everything from the producers and writers to the record label and even the location.  But the best test is to listen for similarities between these songs and what came later.  If some of the proto-dance tracks sound a little slow, keep in mind The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Roses” are only 80 BPM and 100 BPM, respectively.

Why are the Bee Gees listed under Honorable Mention?  Long before the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack became a runaway bestseller, the Gibb brothers started out as a pop band in the ’60s with such hits as “I Started a Joke,” “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You,” and “(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts.”  So it’s easy to decide who is not a crossover dance artist when there’s an established pre-disco catalog to evaluate.

It often comes down to a judgment call in other situations.  Case in point:  Sylvester.  As hard as it is to imagine, one of the biggest club artists of the 1970s actually recorded two rock albums earlier.  Since he dove into dance music with such gusto and you can tell the rock genre really wasn’t a good fit—not to mention those records went nowhere—Sylvester should be treated as a dance artist first and foremost.  The beauty of the Internet means you can judge his rock music for yourself.  Now if he had recorded two R&B or gospel albums instead of rock, well, our decision would’ve been more difficult.

Not every singer can convincingly rock out, go country, or turn jazzy.  Prince is one of the few artists who can fit in the rock field as well as other genres.  It was a mistake for record companies to give Pink and Kelly Clarkson a rock-leaning sound in the past.  They’re no Pat Benatar or Joan Jett.

 

Crossover Success Before 1980
Dance/Electronic Artist (Lead or Featured) on Hot 100 Peak Pos. Club Pos.

1979
Donna Summer, “Bad Girls” 1 (5) 1* (7)
Donna Summer, “Hot Stuff” 1 (3) 1* (7)
Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” 1 (2) 1 (4)
Chic, “Good Times” 1 (1) 3*
M, “Pop Muzik” 1 (1) 4
Amii Stewart, “Knock on Wood” 1 (1) 5
Sister Sledge, “We Are Family” 2 1* (2)
Donna Summer, “Dim All the Lights” 2 54
Village People, “Y.M.C.A.” 2 2*
Village People, “In the Navy” 3 14*
Donna Summer With Brooklyn Dreams, “Heaven Knows” 4 1* (5)
Chic, “I Want Your Love” 7 1* (7)
Sister Sledge, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” 9 1* (2)
 
GQ, “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” 12 3
Cheryl Lynn, “Got to Be Real” 12 11*
McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” 13 10
Bell & James, “Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)” 15 -
France Joli, “Come to Me” 15 1* (3)
Patrick Hernandez, “Born to Be Alive” 16 1 (3)
GQ, “I Do Love You” 20 -
Instant Funk, “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)” 20 1 (1)
Chanson, “Don’t Hold Back” 21 11
Foxy, “Hot Number” 21 26
Evelyn “Champagne” King, “I Don’t Know If It’s Right” 23 25
Gonzalez, “Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet” 26 7
Dan Hartman, “Instant Replay” 29 1* (1)
Alton McClain & Destiny, “It Must Be Love” 32 25
Giorgio Moroder, “Chase” 33 31
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, “Bustin’ Loose, Part 1” 34 -
Sylvester, “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” 36 1* (6)
Buggles, “Video Killed the Radio Star” 40 -
Sylvester, “I (Who Have Nothing)” 40 4*
Linda Clifford, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” 41 11*
Gary’s Gang, “Keep on Dancin’” 41 1* (1)
Voyage, “Souvenirs” 41 1* (1)
Bonnie Boyer, “Got to Give in to Love” 43 22
Chic, “My Forbidden Lover” 43 3*
Mass Production, “Firecracker” 43 -
Liquid Gold, “My Baby’s Baby” 45 5
Village People, “Go West” 45 14*
Narada Michael Walden, “I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)” 47 64
Gino Soccio, “Dancer” 48 1* (6)
Saint Tropez, “One More Minute” 49 8*
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Do You Wanna Go Party” 50 -
 
Village People, “Ready for the 80’s” 52 26*
Fern Kinney, “Groove Me” 54 6
Five Special, “Why Leave Us Alone” 55 34
Claudja Barry, “Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes” 56 7
T-Connection, “At Midnight” 56 3
Space, “My Love Is Music” 60 59
The Raes, “A Little Lovin’ (Keeps the Doctor Away)” 61 5
Cheryl Lynn, “Star Love” 62 11*
Philly Cream, “Motown Review” 67 30
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Who Do Ya Love” 68 -
Witch Queen, “Bang a Gong” 68 8*
Amii Stewart, “Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven” 69 -
Arpeggio, “Love and Desire (Part I)” 70 4*
Carrie Lucas, “Dance With You” 70 6
Taka Boom, “Night Dancin’” 74 -
Evelyn “Champagne” King, “Music Box” 75 78
Cory Daye, “Pow Wow” 76 8*
Machine, “There But for the Grace of God Go I” 77 8
Shalamar, “Take That to the Bank” 79 -
A Taste of Honey, “Do It Good” 79 72
Gibson Brothers, “Cuba” 81 9
Ultimate, “Touch Me Baby” 82 6*
Grey & Hanks, “Dancin’” 83 21
Boney M, “Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord” 85 -
Alicia Bridges, “Body Heat” 86 -
Peter Brown, “Crank It Up (Funk Town) Pt. 1” 86 4
The Wonder Band, “Whole Lotta Love” 87 38
John Davis and The Monster Orchestra, “Ain’t That Enough for You” 89 4
Dan Hartman, “This Is It” 91 1* (1)
Tasha Thomas, “Shoot Me (With Your Love)” 91 15

Honorable Mention
Rod Stewart, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” 1 (4) 1 (3)
Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”
- Co-produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
1 (3) 1* (3)
Herb Alpert, “Rise” 1 (2) 17
Bee Gees, “Tragedy”
- Co-produced and written by the Bee Gees
1 (2) 22
Anita Ward, “Ring My Bell” 1 (2) 1 (1)
Blondie, “Heart of Glass” 1 (1) 58
The Doobie Brothers, “What a Fool Believes” 1 (1) 40
Michael Jackson, “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” 1 (1) 2*
Barbra Streisand, “The Main Event/Fight”
- Co-produced by Bob Esty and co-written by Paul Jabara and Esty
3 13
David Naughton, “Makin’ It”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
5 11
Peaches & Herb, “Shake Your Groove Thing”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
5 2
Wings, “Goodnight Tonight” 5 -
Earth, Wind & Fire With The Emotions, “Boogie Wonderland” 6 14
The Jacksons, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” 7 20*
Cher, “Take Me Home”
- Produced and co-written by Bob Esty
8 2
Earth, Wind & Fire, “September” 8 -
Elton John, “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”
- Produced by Thom Bell and written by Bell & James
9 -
Leif Garrett, “I Was Made for Dancin’” 10 -
Kiss, “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” 11 37
Bonnie Pointer, “Heaven Must Have Sent You” 11 8
Diana Ross, “The Boss” 19 1* (2)
Stephanie Mills, “What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’” 22 -
Dolly Parton, “Baby I’m Burnin’” 25 15*
Herbie Mann, “Superman” 26 -
Pointer Sisters, “Happiness” 30 18
Elton John, “Victim of Love”
- Produced and co-written by Pete Bellotte
31 55*
Thelma Houston, “Saturday Night, Sunday Morning” 34 33
Ashford & Simpson, “Found a Cure” 36 1* (2)
Crusaders, “Street Life” 36 75
The Jones Girls, “You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
38 12
Bette Midler, “Married Men”
- Produced by Arif Mardin
40 32
Gloria Gaynor, “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)”
- Co-produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
42 19
Ronnie Milsap, “Get It Up” 43 74
The Beach Boys, “Here Comes the Night” 44 48
Melba Moore, “You Stepped Into My Life”
- Produced by McFadden & Whitehead and written by the Bee Gees
47 5
Toto, “Georgy Porgy” 48 80
Cher, “Wasn’t It Good”
- Produced and co-written by Bob Esty
49 -
Desmond Child and Rouge, “Our Love Is Insane” 51 73
Gene Chandler, “Get Down” 53 22
Hot Chocolate, “Going Through the Motions” 53 -
John Paul Young, “Lost in Your Love” 55 -
Leif Garrett, “Feel the Need” 57 -
Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation, “Do You Think I’m Disco?” 58 -
Cher, “Hell on Wheels”
- Co-produced and co-written by Bob Esty
59 -
Santana, “One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)”
- Remixed by John Luongo
59 53
Edwin Starr, “Contact” 65 1 (1)
Peaches & Herb, “Roller-Skatin’ Mate (Part I)”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
66 18
Switch, “Best Beat in Town” 69 65
Sarah Dash, “Sinner Man” 71 9
Deniece Williams, “I’ve Got the Next Dance” 73 1 (1)
Funkadelic, “(not just) Knee Deep – Part 1” 77 43
Edwin Starr, “H.A.P.P.Y. Radio” 79 7
Abba, “Voulez-Vous” 80 -
Maynard Ferguson, “Rocky II Disco” 82 -
Anita Ward, “Don’t Drop My Love” 87 26
The Isley Brothers, “It’s a Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop)” 90 44
Gene Chandler, “When You’re #1” 99 19

1978
Chic, “Le Freak” 1 (5) 1* (7)
Donna Summer, “MacArthur Park” 1 (3) 1* (5)
A Taste of Honey, “Boogie Oogie Oogie” 1 (3) 1 (3)
Donna Summer, “Last Dance” 3 1* (6)
Alicia Bridges, “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ’Round)” 5 2
Chic, “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” 6 1* (8)
Heatwave, “The Groove Line” 7 -
Peter Brown, “Dance With Me” 8 4
Foxy, “Get Off” 9 18*
Evelyn “Champagne” King, “Shame” 9 8
 
The Trammps, “Disco Inferno” 11 1* (6)
Santa Esmeralda Featuring Leroy Gomez, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” 15 4
Eruption, “I Can’t Stand the Rain” 18 6
Heatwave, “Always and Forever” 18 -
Sylvester, “Dance (Disco Heat)” 19 1* (6)
Odyssey, “Native New Yorker” 21 3
Stargard, “Theme Song From ‘Which Way Is Up’” 21 12
Love & Kisses, “Thank God It’s Friday” 22 1* (6)
Meco, “Theme From Close Encounters” 25 33
Village People, “Macho Man” 25 4*
Boney M, “Rivers of Babylon” 30 -
Tuxedo Junction, “Chattanooga Choo Choo” 32 5*
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Boogie Shoes” 35 -
KC & The Sunshine Band, “It’s the Same Old Song” 35 -
Meco, “Themes From The Wizard of Oz” 35 35
Donna Summer, “I Love You” 37 1* (5)
Chic, “Everybody Dance” 38 1* (8)
Teri DeSario, “Ain’t Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You” 43 -
El Coco, “Cocomotion” 44 6*
Don Ray, “Got to Have Loving” 44 4*
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Wrap Your Arms Around Me” 48 -
 
Donna Summer, “Rumour Has It” 53 1* (5)
Peter Brown, “You Should Do It” 54 -
Linda Clifford, “If My Friends Could See Me Now” 54 1* (5)
Andrea True Connection, “What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number” 56 9
Odyssey, “Weekend Lover” 57 -
Le Pamplemousse, “Le Spank” 58 5
Musique, “In the Bush” 58 1* (2)
Mick Jackson, “Blame It on the Boogie” 61 -
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Do You Feel All Right” 63 -
Judy Cheeks, “Mellow Lovin’” 65 10
Kraftwerk, “Trans-Europe Express” 67 -
Karen Young, “Hot Shot” 67 1 (2)
Cerrone, “Supernature” 70 1* (4)
Claudja Barry, “Dancin’ Fever” 72 6*
Linda Clifford, “Runaway Love” 76 1* (5)
Santa Esmeralda Featuring Leroy Gomez, “The House of the Rising Sun” 78 19
Goody Goody, “#1 Dee Jay” 82 16*
Kongas, “Africanism/Gimme Some Lovin’” 84 3*
Stargard, “Disco Rufus” 88 -
El Coco, “Dancing in Paradise” 91 9*
Bob McGilpin, “When You Feel Love” 91 -
Belle Epoque, “Miss Broadway” 92 21*
Brick, “Ain’t Gonna’ Hurt Nobody” 92 -

Honorable Mention
Bee Gees, “Night Fever”
- Co-produced and written by the Bee Gees
1 (8) 3*
Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive”
- Co-produced and written by the Bee Gees
1 (4) 3*
Frankie Valli, “Grease”
- Co-produced and written by Barry Gibb
1 (2) -
Yvonne Elliman, “If I Can’t Have You”
- Produced by Freddie Perren and written by the Bee Gees
1 (1) -
The Rolling Stones, “Miss You” 1 (1) 6
John Paul Young, “Love Is in the Air” 7 -
Barry Manilow, “Copacabana (At the Copa)” 8 15
Rick James, “You and I” 13 3
Parliament, “Flash Light” 16 -
Quincy Jones, “Stuff Like That” 21 -
Chaka Khan, “I’m Every Woman” 21 30
Funkadelic, “One Nation Under a Groove – Part I” 28 31
Tavares, “More Than a Woman”
- Produced by Freddie Perren and written by the Bee Gees
32 -
The Michael Zager Band, “Let’s All Chant”
- Produced and co-written by Michael Zager
36 1* (1)
Commodores, “Flying High” 38 -
Jimmy “Bo” Horne, “Dance Across the Floor”
- Co-produced and co-written by KC
38 -
Donny & Marie [Donny & Marie Osmond], “On the Shelf” 38 -
War, “Galaxy” 39 8
Bunny Sigler, “Let Me Party With You (Party, Party, Party) – Part 1” 43 27
The Jacksons, “Blame It on the Boogie”
- Co-written by Mick Jackson
54 20*
L.T.D., “Never Get Enough of Your Love” 56 -
Brooklyn Dreams, “Music, Harmony and Rhythm” 57 28*
Barry White, “Your Sweetness Is My Weakness” 60 16
Bill Brandon, “We Fell in Love While Dancing” 80 -
Pockets, “Come Go With Me” 84 32
High Inergy, “Love Is All You Need” 89 -

1977
Meco, “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” 1 (2) 6
KC & The Sunshine Band, “I’m Your Boogie Man” 1 (1) 9*
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Keep It Comin’ Love” 2 9*
Heatwave, “Boogie Nights” 2 36
Brick, “Dazz” 3 7
Donna Summer, “I Feel Love” 6 1* (3)/3*
 
Brick, “Dusic” 18 -
Peter Brown, “Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me” 18 9
Q, “Dancin’ Man” 23 -
Wilton Place Street Band, “Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme)” 24 7
Shalamar, “Uptown Festival (Motown Medley)” 25 2
Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band, “Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon” 27 1* (1)
Andrea True Connection, “N.Y., You Got Me Dancing” 27 4
Cerrone, “Love in ‘C’ Minor (Part 1)” 36 2*
C.J. & Co., “Devil’s Gun” 36 1* (5)
KC & The Sunshine Band, “I Like to Do It” 37 9*
Silvetti, “Spring Rain” 39 4
Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch, “Superman” 41 3*
First Choice, “Doctor Love” 41 8
Crown Heights Affair, “Dancin’” 42 6*
Donna Summer, “Winter Melody” 43 1* (6)
The Heart and Soul Orchestra, “Love in ‘C’ Minor” 46 4
T-Connection, “Do What You Wanna Do” 46 1 (7)
Donna Summer, “Spring Affair” 47 1* (6)
 
Brass Construction, “Ha Cha Cha (Funktion)” 51 14
Carrie [Carrie Lucas], “I Gotta Keep Dancin’” 64 2
Boney M, “Daddy Cool” 65 11
Vicki Sue Robinson, “Hold Tight” 67 2
Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Theme From King Kong (Pt. I)” 68 7
Mass Production, “Welcome to Our World (Of Merry Music)” 68 5*
Grace Jones, “Sorry”/“That’s the Trouble” 71 7*
Grace Jones, “I Need a Man” 83 1 (2)
Bumble Bee Unlimited, “Love Bug” 92 18
Soul Train Gang, “My Cherie Amour” 92 21
Universal Robot Band, “Dance and Shake Your Tambourine” 93 25
Current, “Theme From ‘Rocky’ (Gonna Fly Now)” 94 -
Rhythm Heritage, “Theme From Rocky (Gonna Fly Now)” 94 -
Boney M, “Ma Baker” 96 31
The Salsoul Orchestra, “Ritzy Mambo” 99 -
The Lovers, “Discomania” 100 6
The Philarmonics, “For Elise” 100 19
Danny White, “Dance Little Lady Dance” 100 -

Honorable Mention
The Emotions, “Best of My Love” 1 (5) 11
Stevie Wonder, “Sir Duke” 1 (3) 2*
Bill Conti, “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ‘Rocky’)” 1 (1) -
Marvin Gaye, “Got to Give It Up – Pt. 1” 1 (1) 1 (1)
Thelma Houston, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
- Co-written by Gamble & Huff
1 (1) 1* (6)
Rose Royce, “Car Wash” 1 (1) 3
Leo Sayer, “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” 1 (1) -
Stevie Wonder, “I Wish” 1 (1) 2*
L.T.D., “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again”
- Written by Grey & Hanks
4 19
Barry White, “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” 4 5
Commodores, “Brick House” 5 34
The Sylvers, “Hot Line”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
5 -
The Jacksons, “Enjoy Yourself”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
6 33
Bee Gees, “Boogie Child”
- Produced and written by the Bee Gees
12 -
Joe Tex, “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” 12 -
The Sylvers, “High School Dance”
- Produced by Freddie Perren
17 -
Earth, Wind & Fire, “Saturday Nite” 21 12*
Deniece Williams, “Free” 25 31*
Maynard Ferguson, “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ‘Rocky’)” 28 37
The Jacksons, “Show You the Way to Go”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
28 -
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, “At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)” 30 37
Stevie Wonder, “Another Star” 32 2*
John Miles, “Slowdown” 34 2
Leo Sayer, “Thunder in My Heart” 38 30
Commodores, “Fancy Dancer” 39 33
Rose Royce, “Do Your Dance – Part I” 39 20*
The Isley Brothers, “Livin’ in the Life” 40 -
Teddy Pendergrass, “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
41 7*
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra, “Theme From Charlie’s Angels” 45 -
The Undisputed Truth, “You + Me = Love”/“Let’s Go Down to the Disco” 48 5/40
The Jacksons, “Goin’ Places”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
52 40*
Kool & The Gang, “Open Sesame – Part I” 55 13
Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots, “Dis-Gorilla (Part 1)” 56 -
Ohio Players, “Feel the Beat (Everybody Disco)” 61 -
The Isley Brothers, “The Pride (Part I)” 63 30
Arthur Prysock, “When Love Is New”
- Produced by John Davis and written by Gambel & Huff
64 11
Loleatta Holloway, “Dreamin” 72 3*
The Sylvers, “Any Way You Want Me” 72 -
Idris Muhammad, “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Part 1)” 76 2*
Johnnie Taylor, “Love Is Better in the A.M. (Part 1)” 77 -
Brainstorm, “Wake up and Be Somebody” 86 -
Johnnie Taylor, “Disco 9000” 86 -
Detroit Emeralds, “Feel the Need” 90 14
Eddie Holman, “This Will Be a Night to Remember” 90 20
Philadelphia International All Stars, “Let’s Clean up the Ghetto”
- Produced and co-written by Gamble & Huff
91 26
The Hues Corporation, “I Caught Your Act” 92 3
The Whispers, “Make It With You” 94 16*
Hodges, James and Smith, “Since I Fell for You/I’m Falling in Love” 96 15

1976
KC & The Sunshine Band, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” 1 (1) 9*
Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, “A Fifth of Beethoven” 1 (1) -
Rhythm Heritage, “Theme From S.W.A.T.” 1 (1) -
Silver Convention, “Get up and Boogie (That’s Right)” 2 5
Donna Summer, “Love to Love You Baby” 2 1 (4)
Andrea True Connection, “More, More, More (Pt. 1)” 4 2
Vicki Sue Robinson, “Turn the Beat Around” 10 1 (4)
 
Brass Construction, “Movin’” 14 1 (4)
The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps., “Baby Face” 14 2
The Ritchie Family, “The Best Disco in Town” 17 1 (1)
The Salsoul Orchestra, “Tangerine” 18 6
Rhythm Heritage, “Barretta’s Theme (‘Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow’)” 20 -
The Trammps, “That’s Where the Happy People Go” 27 1 (2)
The Salsoul Orchestra, “Nice ‘N’ Naasty” 30 3*
The Trammps, “Hold Back the Night” 35 -
The Walter Murphy Band, “Flight ’76” 44 -
Love Unlimited Orchestra, “My Sweet Summer Suite” 48 1* (3)
Penny McLean, “Lady Bump” 48 2*
Crown Heights Affair, “Foxy Lady” 49 -
 
B.T. Express, “Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More” 52 -
Donna Summer, “Could It Be Magic” 52 3
Double Exposure, “Ten Percent”
- Also released as the first commercial 12-inch single
54 2
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock III, “Dancin’ Kid” 60 27*
Silver Convention, “No, No, Joe” 60 14*
El Coco, “Lets Get It Together” 61 10*
Vicki Sue Robinson, “Daylight” 63 9*
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Queen of Clubs” 66 -
The Biddu Orchestra, “I Could Have Danced All Night”/“Jump for Joy” 72 5*
Soul Train Gang, “Soul Train ‘75’” 75 -
Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band, “I’ll Play the Fool” 80 1* (1)
Donna Summer, “Try Me, I Know We Can Make It” 80 1 (3)
Andrea True Connection, “Party Line” 80 13
B.T. Express, “Close to You” 82 -
Crown Heights Affair, “Every Beat of My Heart” 83 2
The Salsoul Orchestra, “You’re Just the Right Size” 88 4*
Whirlwind, “Full Time Thing (Between Dusk and Dawn)” 91 9
The Atlanta Disco Band, “Bad Luck” 94 -
D.C. LaRue, “Cathedrals” 94 6
Ja-kki [Jakki], “Sun...Sun...Sun...Pt. 1” 96 5
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy, “Touch and Go” 98 4
Revelation, “You to Me Are Everything, Part I” 98 -
Jean-Michel Jarre, “Oxygene (Part 4)” - -

Honorable Mention
Johnnie Taylor, “Disco Lady” 1 (4) -
The Four Seasons, “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” 1 (3) -
Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” 1 (3) 12*
Diana Ross, “Love Hangover” 1 (2) 1 (2)
Bee Gees, “You Should Be Dancing”
- Produced and written by the Gee Gees
1 (1) 1 (7)
Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots, “Disco Duck (Part 1)” 1 (1) -
The Miracles, “Love Machine Pt. 1”
- Produced by Freddie Perren
1 (1) 20*
Ohio Players, “Love Rollercoaster” 1 (1) -
The Sylvers, “Boogie Fever”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
1 (1) -
Lou Rawls, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
2 4
Spinners, “The Rubberband Man”
- Produced and co-written by Thom Bell
2 14
The Brothers Johnson, “I’ll Be Good to You” 3 -
Boz Scaggs, “Lowdown” 3 12*
Earth, Wind & Fire, “Sing a Song” 5 5
The O’Jays, “I Love Music (Part I)”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
5 1 (8)
Earth, Wind & Fire, “Getaway” 12 12*
Tavares, “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1)”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
15 1 (2)
The Blackbyrds, “Happy Music” 19 18
The O’Jays, “Livin’ for the Weekend”
- Produced and co-written by Gamble & Huff
20 -
Candi Staton, “Young Hearts Run Free” 20 8*
Cate Bros., “Union Man” 24 19
Lady Flash, “Street Singin’” 27 -
The Brothers Johnson, “Get the Funk out Ma Face” 30 15
Johnnie Taylor, “Somebody’s Gettin’ It” 33 -
Tavares, “Don’t Take Away the Music”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
34 3
Eddie Kendricks, “He’s a Friend” 36 7*
The Supremes, “I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking” 40 3
Boz Scaggs, “What Can I Say” 42 12*
James Brown, “Get up offa That Thing” 45 19
Frankie Avalon, “Venus” 46 -
The Originals, “Down to Love Town” 47 1 (1)
The O’Jays, “Message in Our Music”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
49 38
The Emotions, “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” 49 38
The Temptations, “Keep Holding On” 54 -
B.C.G. [Bob Crewe Generation], “Street Talk”
- Produced and co-written by Bob Crewe
56 8
The Sylvers, “Cotton Candy”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
59 -
Michel Polnareff, “Lipstick” 61 5
The Real Thing, “You to Me Are Everything” 64 -
Van McCoy, “Party”
- Produced and written by Van McCoy
69 14
Mighty Clouds of Joy, “Mighty High” 69 1 (5)
The 5th Dimension, “Love Hangover” 80 -
Deodato, “Peter Gunn” 84 20*
The Supremes, “You’re My Driving Wheel” 85 5*
South Shore Commission, “Train Called Freedom” 86 -
The Whispers, “One for the Money (Part 1)” 88 8
The Glitter Band, “Makes You Blind” 91 4
Melba Moore, “This Is It”
- Produced and written by Van McCoy
91 10
Houston Person, “Disco Sax”/“For the Love of You” 91 -
Impact, “Happy Man (Pt. I)” 94 -
Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, “I Am Somebody”
- Produced and written by Biddu
94 8
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “Tell the World How I Feel About ’Cha Baby”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and co-written by McFadden & Whitehead
94 6
South Shore Commission, “We’re on the Right Track” 94 -
Michael Zager’s Moon Band Featuring Peabo Bryson, “Do It With Feeling”
- Co-produced and co-written by Michael Zager
94 -
The Disco Sound of Andre Gagnon, “Wow” 95 5
Van McCoy, “Night Walk”
- Produced and written by Van McCoy
96 -
S.S.O., “Tonight’s the Night” 99 -

1975
Silver Convention, “Fly, Robin, Fly” 1 (3) 1 (3)
KC & The Sunshine Band, “That’s the Way (I Like It)” 1 (2) 18
KC & The Sunshine Band, “Get Down Tonight” 1 (1) 11
B.T. Express, “Express” 4 1 (5)
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock III, “Get Dancin’” 10 3
 
Carol Douglas, “Doctor’s Orders” 11 2
The Ritchie Family, “Brazil” 11 1 (7)
Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Satin Soul” 22 11
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock III, “I Wanna Dance Wit’ Choo (Doo Dat Dance), Part 1” 23 7
Kraftwerk, “Autobahn” 25 -
B.T. Express, “Peace Pipe” 31 3
B.T. Express, “Give It What You Got” 40 -
Consumer Rapport, “Ease on Down the Road” 42 1 (5)
MFSB, “Sexy” 42 2
Bimbo Jet, “El Bimbo” 43 5
Crown Heights Affair, “Dreaming a Dream” 43 1 (1)
Gary Toms Empire, “7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)” 46 -
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy, “One Beautiful Day” 48 14
Purple Reign, “This Old Man” 48 -
 
The Biddu Orchestra, “Summer of ’42” 57 12
Gary Toms Empire, “Drive My Car” 69 16
The Salsoul Orchestra, “Salsoul Hustle” 76 -
Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock III, “Jam Band” 80 -
Carol Douglas, “A Hurricane Is Coming Tonite” 81 -
The Ritchie Family, “I Want to Dance With You (Dance With Me)” 84 18
The Sunshine Band, “Shotgun Shuffle” 88 -
Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band, “Life and Death in G&A” 90 -
MFSB, “The Zip” 91 -
Sister Sledge, “Love Don’t You Go Through No Changes on Me” 92 5
Ralph Carter, “When You’re Young and in Love” 95 10
Philly Devotions, “I Just Can’t Say Goodbye” 95 4
Banzaii, “Chinese Kung Fu” 98 7
Hamilton Bohannon, “Foot Stompin Music” 98 3

Honorable Mention
Bee Gees, “Jive Talkin’”
- Produced by Arif Mardin and written by the Bee Gees
1 (2) -
AWB [Average White Band], “Pick up the Pieces”
- Produced by Arif Mardin
1 (1) 11
LaBelle, “Lady Marmalade” 1 (1) 7*
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony, “The Hustle”
- Written by Van McCoy
1 (1) 3
Ohio Players, “Fire” 1 (1) 10
Barry White, “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” 2 2
The Four Seasons, “Who Loves You” 3 -
Stevie Wonder, “Boogie on Reggae Woman” 3 -
The Isley Brothers, “Fight the Power Part 1” 4 13
Frankie Valli, “Swearin’ to God”
- Produced and co-written by Bob Crewe
6 4
Joe Simon, “Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)” 8 -
Gloria Gaynor, “Never Can Say Goodbye”
- Co-produced by Meco
9 1 (4)
Gwen McCrae, “Rockin’ Chair” 9 -
AWB [Average White Band], “Cut the Cake”
- Produced by Arif Mardin
10 -
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, “Once You Get Started” 10 6
Tavares, “It Only Takes a Minute” 10 2
Peoples Choice [People’s Choice], “Do It Any Way You Wanna”
- Produced and written by Leon Huff
11 3
Frankie Valli, “Our Day Will Come” 11 10
Barry Manilow, “It’s a Miracle” 12 15
Shirley (and Company), “Shame, Shame, Shame” 12 1 (4)
Herbie Mann, “Hijack”
- Written by Fernando Arbex (Barrabas)
14 1 (3)
The Jackson 5, “I Am Love (Parts I & II)” 15 -
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “Bad Luck (Part 1)”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and co-written by McFadden & Whitehead
15 1 (11)
Esther Phillips, “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” 20 2
Michael Jackson, “Just a Little Bit of You” 23 -
Hot Chocolate, “Disco Queen” 28 -
Al Martino, “Volare” 33 -
The Temptations, “Glasshouse” 37 8
The Temptations, “Happy People” 40 11
Willie Hutch, “Love Power” 41 -
Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire, “Sun Goddess” 44 14
Van McCoy, “Change With the Times”
- Written by Van McCoy
46 15
The Joneses, “Sugar Pie Guy Pt. 1” 47 9
Carl Douglas, “Dance the Kung Fu”
- Produced and co-written by Biddu
48 -
LaBelle, “What Can I Do for You?” 48 7*
Faith, Hope & Charity, “To Each His Own”
- Produced and written by Van McCoy
50 15
The Stylistics, “Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)” 51 13
Michael Jackson, “We’re Almost There” 54 -
The Brecker Brothers, “Sneakin’ up Behind You” 58 -
Gloria Gaynor, “Reach out, I’ll Be There”
- Co-produced by Meco
60 2
The Jackson 5, “Forever Came Today” 60 1 (4)
South Shore Commission, “Free Man” 61 1 (1)
The Hues Corporation, “Love Corporation” 62 11
B.B. King, “Philadelphia” 64 6
Fantastic Four, “Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death of a Gangster)” 74 -
Gloria Gaynor, “How High the Moon”
- Co-produced by Meco
75 1* (1)
Pat Lundi [Pat Lundy], “Party Music” 78 -
The Miracles, “Don’t Cha Love It”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
78 -
Dooley Silverspoon, “Bump Me Baby Pt. 1” 80 -
Al Downing, “I’ll Be Holding On”
- Co-produced by Meco
85 1 (3)
Shirley and Company, “Cry Cry Cry” 91 -
The Reflections, “Three Steps From True Love” 94 4
Betty Wright, “Where Is the Love”
- Co-produced and co-written by KC
96 2
Gloria Gaynor, “(If You Want It) Do It Yourself”
- Co-produced by Meco
98 1* (1)
Shuggie Otis, “Inspiration Information”
- Recorded with a drum machine
- -

1974
MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees, “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” 1 (2) -
Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Love’s Theme” 1 (1) -
B.T. Express, “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied)” 2 8
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy, “Ask Me” 52 2
Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Rhapsody in White” 63 -
First Choice, “The Player – Part 1” 70 -
MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees, “Love Is the Message” 85 -
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy, “Good Things Don’t Last Forever” 93 -
First Choice, “Newsy Neighbors” 97 -

Honorable Mention
Carl Douglas, “Kung Fu Fighting”
- Produced by Biddu
1 (2) -
George McCrae, “Rock Your Baby”
- Co-produced and co-written by KC
1 (2) -
The Hues Corporation, “Rock the Boat” 1 (1) -
Barry White, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” 1 (1) -
Stevie Wonder, “You Haven’t Done Nothin”
- Recorded with a drum machine
1 (1) -
The Jackson 5, “Dancing Machine” 2 -
Eddie Kendricks, “Boogie Down” 2 -
The Three Degrees, “When Will I See You Again”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
2 -
Kool & The Gang, “Jungle Boogie” 4 -
Carl Carlton, “Everlasting Love” 6 4
Kool & The Gang, “Hollywood Swinging” 6 -
Barry White, “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up” 7 -
Johnny Bristol, “Hang on in There Baby” 8 -
Bobby Womack, “Lookin’ for a Love” 10 -
The Tymes, “You Little Trustmaker” 12 7
The Miracles, “Do It Baby”
- Produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
13 -
The Hues Corporation, “Rockin’ Soul” 18 9
Spinners, “Mighty Love – Pt. I”
- Produced by Thom Bell
20 -
Commodores, “Machine Gun” 22 -
The Temptations, “Let Your Hair Down”
- Recorded with a drum machine
27 -
Eddie Kendricks, “Son of Sagittarius” 28 -
Sly & The Family Stone, “Time for Livin’” 32 -
Barry White, “Honey Please, Can’t Ya See” 44 -
O.C. Smith, “La La Peace Song” 62 -
The Undisputed Truth, “Help Yourself” 63 -
Creative Source, “Who Is He and What Is He to You” 69 -
Willie Henderson, “Dance Master Pt. 1” 73 -
The Temptations, “You’ve Got My Soul on Fire” 74 -
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “Where Are All My Friends”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and co-written by McFadden & Whitehead
80 11

1973
First Choice, “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” 28 -
First Choice, “Smarty Pants” 56 -

Honorable Mention
Eddie Kendricks, “Keep on Truckin’ (Part 1)” 1 (2) -
The O’Jays, “Love Train”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
1 (1) -
Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” 1 (1) -
Sylvia, “Pillow talk” 3 -
Timmy Thomas, “Why Can’t We Live Together”
- Recorded with a drum machine
3 -
Barry White, “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” 3 -
Billy Preston, “Space Race” 4 -
The Isley Brothers, “That Lady (Part 1)” 6 -
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “The Love I Lost (Part 1)”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
7 -
The Temptations, “Masterpiece” 7 -
Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly” 8 -
The Stylistics, “Rockin’ Roll Baby”
- Produced and co-written by Thom Bell
14 -
New York City, “I’m Doin’ Fine Now”
- Produced and co-written by Thom Bell
17 -
Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s, “Doing It to Death” 22 -
The Jackson 5, “Get It Together” 28 -
The Jackson 5, “Hallelujah Day”
- Co-produced and co-written by Freddie Perren
28 -
The O’Jays, “Time to Get Down”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
33 -
Manu Dibango, “Soul Makossa” 35 -
The Intruders, “I’ll Always Love My Mama (Part I)”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and written by Gamble & Huff and McFadden & Whitehead
36 -
The Temptations, “The Plastic Man” 40 -
Afrique, “Soul Makossa” 47 -
Willie Hutch, “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out” 67 -
Curtis Mayfield, “If I Were Only a Child Again” 71 -
Timmy Thomas, “People Are Changin’”
- Recorded with a drum machine
75 -
Eddie Kendricks, “Girl You Need a Change of Mind (Part 1)” 87 -
Bunny Sigler, “Tossin’ and Turnin’”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff
97 -

1972
Hot Butter, “Popcorn” 9 -
Giorgio [Giorgio Moroder], “Son of My Father” 46 -
The Trammps, “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart” 64 -

Honorable Mention
The Temptations, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” 1 (1) -
Billy Preston, “Outa-Space” 2 -
The O’Jays, “Back Stabbers”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and written by Leon Huff and McFadden & Whitehead
3 -
Curtis Mayfield, “Freddie’s Dead (Theme From “Superfly”)” 4 -
The Chakachas, “Jungle Fever” 8 -
The Jackson 5, “Sugar Daddy” 10 -
The Jackson 5, “Little Bitty Pretty One” 13 -
J.J. Cale, “Crazy Mama”
- Recorded with a drum machine
22 -
Jerry Butler, “One Night Affair”
- Written by Gamble & Huff
52 -
The Bar-Kays, “Son of Shaft” 53 -
The O’Jays, “992 Arguments”
- Produced by Gamble & Huff and written by Gamble & Huff and McFadden & Whitehead
57 -
Lyn Collins, “Think (About It)” 66 -
Lyn Collins, “Me and My Baby Got a Good Thing Going” 86 -
Chicory [Chicory Tip], “Son of My Father”
- Co-written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte
91 -

1971
Walter Carlos [Wendy Carlos], “March From ‘A Clockwork Orange’” - -

Honorable Mention
Sly & The Family Stone, “Family Affair”
- Recorded with a drum machine
1 (3) -
Isaac Hayes, “Theme From Shaft” 1 (2) -
The Jackson 5, “Mama’s Pearl” 2 -
Curtis Mayfield, “(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go” 29 -
Little Sister, “Somebody’s Watching You”
- Recorded with a drum machine
32 -

1970
Leonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley, “Rhapsody in Blue” - -

Honorable Mention
Sly & The Family Stone, “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”/“Everybody Is a Star” 1 (2) -
James Brown, “Get up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine (Part 1)” 15 -
Little Sister, “You’re the One – Part I” 22 -
Kool & The Gang, “Let the Music Take Your Mind” 78 -
Joe Hicks, “Life and Death in G&A”
- Recorded with a drum machine
- -
6IX, “I’m Just Like You”
- Recorded with a drum machine
- -

1969
Gershon Kingsley, “Popcorn” - -

Honorable Mention
The Temptations, “I Can’t Get Next to You” 1 (2) -
The Temptations, “Cloud Nine” 6 -
The Temptations, “Run Away Child, Running Wild” 6 -
The Temptations, “Don’t Let the Joneses Get You Down” 20 -
Dick Hyman & His Electric Eclectics, “The Minotaur” 38 -
Herbie Mann, “Memphis Underground” 44 -
Kool & The Gang, “Kool and the Gang” 59 -
The O’Jays, “One Night Affair”
- Produced and written by Gamble & Huff
68 -
Abaco Dream, “Life and Death in G & A” 74 -
Sly & The Family Stone, “Sing a Simple Song” 89 -
Cliff Nobles & Co., “Switch It On” 93 -
Herbie Mann, “It’s a Funky Thing – Right On (Part I)” 95 -
Robin Gibb, “Saved by the Bell”
- Recorded with a drum machine
- -

1968
Walter Carlos [Wendy Carlos], “Third Movement, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” - -

Honorable Mention
Cliff Nobles & Co., “The Horse” 2 -
Sly & The Family Stone, “Dance to the Music” 8 -
Cliff Nobles & Co., “Horse Fever” 68 -
Sly & The Family Stone, “M’Lady” 93 -
The O’Jays, “The Choice” 94 -

1962

Honorable Mention
Ray Cathode, “Time Beat”
- Recorded with a synthesized electronic rhythm track
- -

 

* Part of a multi-title entry (including full album).

Pitfalls of the Net

Despite what you may have seen on AllMusic’s site, the source for some of Wikipedia’s chart information, Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven” did not make Billboard’s national club chart or Record World’s national club chart in 1976.  It only made two of Billboard’s regional charts.  We consulted Record Research, the publisher of U.S. chart books.

 

Top Crossover Hits

 

Top Crossover Hits

Before August 4, 1958, Billboard published separate sales and radio airplay charts.  Then the magazine introduced a combined sales/airplay chart called the Hot 100.  To celebrate this chart’s 50th anniversary, Billboard compiled the top 100 songs in 2008 and updated the listing five years later.  This type of tabulation favors slow-building and long-lasting songs that spend the most weeks on the chart, especially in the upper region.  The magazine made an attempt to adjust for differences in chart patterns (turnover rates and such) during different eras.

We decided to highlight for you all the dance songs on the all-time list. As always, we include every dance/electronic artist—even if the song is a ballad (see Stevie B.). We also count dance tracks by non-dance artists (The Black Eyed Peas, for example). To be as inclusive as possible, we add such quasi-dance songs as “Abracadabra,” “Play That Funky Music,” and “Best of My Love.” In the early years of rock and roll, every other record was made for kids to dance to. So “The Twist” isn’t technically a “crossover” hit in the modern sense.

 

Top Dance Crossover Hits Since August 1958
No. Artist, Title (Year) Club Pos.
2013 Edition
1 Chubby Checker, “The Twist” (1960/1962) -
5 LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, “Party Rock Anthem” (2011) 2
6 The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling” (2009) 9
7 Los Del Rio, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1996) -
21 Chic, “Le Freak” (1978) 1
24 Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” (2011) 1
30 Irene Cara, “Flashdance…What a Feeling” (1983) 1
38 Bee Gees, “Night Fever” (1978) 3
51 The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow” (2009) 2
52 Blondie, “Call Me” (1980) 2
54 Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive” (1978) 3
56 Ke$ha, “Tik Tok” (2010) 11
60 Ace of Base, “The Sign” (1994) -
64 Stevie B., “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” (1990) -
72 Diana Ross, “Upside Down” (1980) 1
78 Donna Summer, “Hot Stuff” (1979) 1
80 The Steve Miller Band, “Abracadabra” (1982) 14
81 Michael Jackson, “Billie Jean” (1983) 1
83 Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” (1976) 12
98 The Emotions, “Best of My Love” (1977) 11
2008 Edition
91 Real McCoy, “Another Night” (1994) 1
94 Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, “A Fifth of Beethoven” (1976) -
95 Madonna, “Like a Virgin” (1984) 1
97 Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive” (1979) 1
Honorable Mention
  Prince, “When Doves Cry” (1984) 1
  The Human League, “Don’t You Want Me” (1982) 3
  Rod Stewart, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1979) 1
  EMF, “Unbelievable” (1991) 9

 

We also decided to highlight all the alternative songs on this list.  Note the long drought until 2012.  No wonder Grammy voters took notice and named “Somebody That I Used to Know” record of the year and “We Are Young” song of the year.  Billboard did not publish a modern rock chart (now alternative) until 1988.  Nickelback and 3 Doors Down are really more mainstream rock than alternative, but their songs did do well on the alternative chart.

 

Top Alternative Crossover Hits Since August 1958
No. Artist, Title (Year) Alt. Pos.
2013 Edition
28 The Police, “Every Breath You Take” (1983) -
29 Gotye Featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (2012) 1
41 Nickelback, “How You Remind Me” (2001) 1
52 Blondie, “Call Me” (1980) -
65 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, “I Love Rock ’n Roll” (1982) -
85 The Knack, “My Sharona” (1979) -
87 Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990) 1
99 Fun. Featuirng Janelle Monae, “We Are Young” (2012) 1
Honorable Mention
  Lifehouse, “Hanging by a Moment” (2001) 1
  The Human League, “Don’t You Want Me” (1982) -
  Men at Work, “Down Under” (1983) -
  Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” (1985) -
  EMF, “Unbelievable” (1991) 3
  3 Doors Down, “Kryptonite” (2000) 1

 

Finally, you can trace the rise of hip-hop as you look at this list as well.

 

Top Hip-Hop Crossover Hits Since August 1958
No. Artist, Title (Year)
2013 Edition
13 Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, “Yeah!” (2004)
25 Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain, “Low” (2008)
58 Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx, “Gold Digger” (2005)
67 Tag Team, “Whoomp! (There It Is)” (1993)
75 Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland, “Dilemma” (2002)
79 Coolio Featuring L.V., “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995)
94 Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112, “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
Honorable Mention
  OutKast, “Hey Ya!” (2003)
  Soulja Boy Tell’em, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” (2007)
  50 Cent, “In da Club” (2003)

 

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