Cher is the only artist in history to have a Number One song on the Billboard Music Charts for six consecutive decades. billboard.com/articles/ne…
Four TV theme songs made it to #1 on the Billboard charts: S.W.A.T, Welcome Back Kotter, Miami Vice, and β€œHow Do You Talk to an Angel” from The Heights, which hit #1 a week after the show was cancelled. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" spent 19 weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the longest-running number-one song since the chart debuted in 1958. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
Creedence CLearwater Revival has the most No.2 Billboard hits without ever hitting No. 1 slate.com/culture/2019/02…
Bruce Springsteen's only Billboard #1 credit as a songwriter was when Manfred Mann's Earth Band did a cover of his song "Blinded by the Light" in 1976. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
The band Chicago is the second most successful American rock band of all time (topped by the Beach Boys) in terms of both albums and singles on the Billboard charts. allmusic.com/artist/chica…
The Backstreet Boys despite having sold over 100 million records worldwide and being called as one of the world's best selling music artists of all time, have never attained no. 1 position in Billboard Hot 100 chart. They have had no. 1 albums but not any no. 1 single. billboard.com/photos/7318…
Carole King has written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also wrote 61 hits that charted in the UK, making her the most successful female songwriter on the UK singles charts between 1962 and 2005 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
The song "Rainbow Connection" sung by Kermit from the 1979 film, The Muppet Movie reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the Top 40 for seven weeks. It was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 52nd Academy Awards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
The most sung about day of the week is Sunday. At least when counting the ones that made the US Billboard Top 100 ranging from 1958 to 2015. theweek.com/articles/5358…
Bob Dylan didn't have a No. 1 song on a Billboard Chart until 2020. The song was "Murder Most Foul." billboard.com/articles/bu…
The song 'Scotty Doesn't Know' from the film EuroTrip reached #53 on the US Billboard Pop chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Blink 182, and Rush are all technically one-hit wonders since they each only had one "hit" that made the Top 40 Billboard Chart 11points.com/11-music-sup…
Eminem has reportedly set a new Guinness World Record for having the most words in a hit song. According to Billboard, the record was clinched by "Rap God," Eminem's rapid-fire hit which is said to have a whopping 1,560 words squeezed into just over 6 minutes. huffpost.com/entry/eminem…
In just 3 short years - The Mamas & the Papas released 5 studio albums, made the Billboard top 10, and have sold close to 40 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE. Some songs are still recognizable to this very day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Billboard removed Old Town Road from their country charts because it did not β€œembrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Lil Nas X reached out to Billy Ray Cyrus who later said β€œit’s honest, humble, and has an infectious hook and a banjo. What the hell more do ya need?” people.com/country/billy-…
Swedish songwriter Max Martin has written or co-written 23 Billboard Hot 100 number-one songs and with this record, he is behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the chart. His songs include "Baby One More Time"-Britney Spears, "One More Night"-Maroon, and "Blinding Lights"-The Weeknd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max…
The song "Thriller" by Michael Jackson peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It never hit #1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned of a 1993 proposal to build a giant advertising billboard in outer space that would appear roughly the same size and brightness as the moon. The project didnt meet funding and inspired a bill to ban all advertisement in outer space. wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_…
Jar of Flies by Alice In Chains was the first EP to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The feat would not be repeated for another 10 years, when the Jay-Z/Linkin Park Collision Course EP did it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
The Isley Brothers are one of the few groups ever to hit the Billboard charts and score major hits in six consecutive decades, from the 1950s to 2000s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The single Justified and Ancient by The KLF and Tammy Wynette returned her to the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 1969 reaching number 11 in 1991. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album was on the Billboard charts for 741 consecutive weeks from 1973 to 1988, and in total has charted for 950 weeks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The song Ice Ice Baby released in 1990 by Vanilla Ice was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. It was also written by him in 1983 at the age of 16. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The Barenaked Ladies song β€œOne Week” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts β€” where it remained for exactly one week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One…
Rapper Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ako…
When Boeing fired over 70,000 employees in Seattle during the 1970s Boeing Bust, a billboard was placed on the highway leaving Seattle stating: β€œWill the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights.” seattletimes.com/seattle-…
In 1972 John Lennon released a song called "Woman is the ni---- of the World". It got very little radio air play and reached number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Pop music has been getting increasingly repetitive, no matter the genre, and that this trend correlates most strongly with the billboard top 10. pudding.cool/2017/05/song…
Billboards are banned in Vermont and Maine wikipedia.org/wiki/Billbo…
In 1994 Lisa Loeb was the first artist to have a number one Billboard hit without being signed to a major record labelβ€” something doable in the age of the internet and self-distributed music, but unheard of in an era when record labels controlled the industry. That song was β€œStay (I Missed You)” youtube.com/watch?v=OBRtu…
The now infamous televangelist Kenneth Copeland had a career as a recording artist when young under the name Ken Copeland, getting one of his songs "Pledge of Love" on the Billboard Top 40 which charted in the Top 40 on April 20, 1957 and stayed on the charts for 15 weeks, and peaked at #17 youtube.com/watch?v=q2Ozd…
In 1964 The Beatles were so popular that when "Sie liebt dich", a German language version of "She Loves You" that the Fab Four recorded to increase their German sales, was released in the US, it managed to reach the Billboard Top 100 chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kom…
The Beatles held top five positions on Billboard Hot 100 on April 4th 1964. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Gary Numan’s album, 'Savage (Songs From A Broken World)' was excluded from Billboard's dance/electronic music chart even though it was mostly recorded with electronic instruments. Gary's album outsold Calvin Harris' number one charted album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' by approximately 600 copies. musicbusinessworldwide.co…
Country music used to be known as "hillbilly" music. Billboard released its first country chart in 1939, called "Hillbilly Hits." Though that name lost favor as a pejorative, it left its mark. After country artists started using rock techniques, they created Hillbilly rock, or Rockabilly. historydaily.org/hillbill…
At 8 minutes 42 seconds, American Pie by Don McLean is the longest song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
"Wheat Jesus" is a billboard tourist attraction in the US mid-west roadsideamerica.com/tip/5…
David Bowie didn’t live to see a number 1 album. Black Star came out the day after he died and it’s the only album to make number 1 on Billboard cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Michael Jackson's sixth studio album "Thriller" released on November 30, 1982, was listed at number one on the Billboard 200 for 37 weeks from February 26, 1983 to April 14, 1984 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Billboard Magazine Used to Refer to R&B Songs as β€œRace Records” and Country & Western as β€œHillbilly” blackhistory.com/2020/02/…
Alaska, Hawaii, Maine and Vermont have banned billboard advertising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
4 states ban billboards. That's Hawaii, Vermont, Maine, and Alaska. blog.nomadcommunications.…
To promote β€œThe Room”, Tommy Wiseau personally spent $5,000 a month on a highway billboard advert for 5 years. This is in spite of the fact that the film only played for 2 weeks in the summer of 2003. Wiseau kept promoting it for years after it closed. vox.com/culture/2017/12/2…
The legendary Johnny Cash fought for the rights of Native Americans and dedicated an entire album to them. Radio stations refused to play any of the album. In retaliation, Cash bought an ad on Billboard asking: "Where are your guts?" billboard.com/amp/article…
Times Square's most famous building has been largely vacant for decades, and generates virtually all of its revenue from exterior billboards. The interior, once home to the New York Times, is now considered to be too cramped and dilapidated to be rentable. insider.com/photos-show-a…
"Ice Ice Baby" was actually the B-side of a single version of a cover of "Play That Funky Music", but rose to popularity after a DJ played it instead of the A-side, ultimately becoming the first hip-hop song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The Hit Masters karaoke company's version of "All Summer Long" managed to chart higher on Billboard charts that the Kid Rock original, as unlike Kid Rock's version, it was avaliable through digital downloads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
The Beastie Boys have sold 20 million records in the United States, making them the biggest-selling rap group since Billboard began recording sales in 1991 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Today I learned about Bobye Hall, a percussionist, who in the year 1971 alone appeared in the Billboard charts 5 times with 4 different artists: Janis Joplin, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Carole King. Other artists she worked with include Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…

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