Rihanna shocked the world today when her latest single, ‘We Found Love’, ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and became her 11th #1 song on the tally. However, the trendy Pop star is not the first act to achieve that feat. In fact, as Way Back Wednesday will highlight, 7 other artists have also matched that benchmark and even went beyond.
Among the artists who have landed at least 11 #1 songs on the Hot 100 are The Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18), Michael Jackson (13), Madonna (12), The Supremes (12) and Whitney Houston (11). Join us below as we remember some of the biggest hits from the members of the 11 & Over Club:
The Beatles – ‘Hey Jude’
Madonna – ‘Vogue’
Mariah Carey – ‘Emotions’
Michael Jackson – ‘Billie Jean’
The Supremes – ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’
Whitney Houston – ‘Saving All My Love For You’
Whether it was a result of incredible vocal gymnastics, stimulating lyrics or brilliant production, these songs impacted popular culture and influenced generations. Indeed, even in the period in which they were released, it was obvious that these records were instant classics instead of just timely hits.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, let us welcome Rihanna into the ranks of the 11 & Over Club. She may not have written, produced, composed, arranged or even tried to sing her songs but they are hits nonetheless. Yet, ask yourselves if you will remember the following songs in 20 years:
Rihanna – ‘Love The Way You Lie’/’What’s My Name?’/’Only Girl (In The World)’