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Artists who reached #1 with their first or only top 10 despite multiple chart entries

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  • 30-03-2021 7:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭


    Not counting one hit wonders (or including one hit wonders who had hits outside the top 10), can anybody think of any established artists who reached the top 40 several times, and had a number one single, but otherwise never reached the top 10?

    I'll start with Kraftwerk and "The Model/Das Modell". The song topped the charts in 1982 but apart from that their highest charting UK single got to #11.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 412 ✭✭BOSTIK


    This surely fits the bill, think they had four or five other Top 40 hits but none reached the Top ten.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Tony Bennett's only UK #1 and Top 10 was "Stranger in Paradise" which spent 16 weeks in the charts. His next highest charting single, Close Your Eyes, reached #18, and he had seven other top 40 hits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Also in the US, Henry Mancini, with the theme tune to "Romeo & Juliet", also known as "A Time for Us".

    His "Moon River" theme fell just short of the US Top 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    Lauryn Hill as both a solo artist and a member of The Fugees on the Billboard Hot 100?

    Although I think the most surprising thing for me is how badly the singles from The Score did (most didn't even make the top 100) considering it was a chart topping album.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    New Edition
    Sinead O’Connor

    The Housemartins failed to make the top 10 after Caravan Of Love topped the charts but Happy Hour was a big hit before it,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,009 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    New Edition
    Sinead O’Connor

    The Housemartins failed to make the top 10 after Caravan Of Love topped the charts but Happy Hour was a big hit before it,

    Going by the original post, they would not count because it did not stipulate the timing of top 10 hits, i.e. they did have another top 10 hit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bigar


    BOSTIK wrote: »
    This surely fits the bill, think they had four or five other Top 40 hits but none reached the Top ten.


    On the Irish Charts, they reached number 6 with Lover Come Back To Me and number 8 with Something In My House


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bigar


    New Edition
    Sinead O’Connor

    The Housemartins failed to make the top 10 after Caravan Of Love topped the charts but Happy Hour was a big hit before it,

    New Edition never had a number one in Ireland. Candy Girl reached number 2.

    Sinead O'Connor had two more top 10 hits after Nothing Compares To U:
    The Emperor's New Clothes reached number 5 and My Special Child number 6. She also reached number 6 when she joined up with Shane Mac Howan on their version of Haunted.

    The Housemartins had three more top 10 hits after Caravan of Love:
    Me and the Farmer and Five Get Over Excited reached number 4 and Build number 9.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    bigar wrote: »
    They had three more top 10 hits after Caravan of Love in Ireland:
    Me and the Farmer and Five Get Over Excited reached number 4 and Build number 9.

    Sorry - was going by UK charts and my book of British Hit Singles (published by Guinness)

    While I listened to the Irish top 30 every Sunday, I always considered the UK one more "definitive". The Irish one not being properly archived doesn't help (symptomatic of a wider issue towards archiving generally) - although most of the charts have been published on ukmix.org


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bigar


    You can find historic Irish Charts here.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,009 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    I get the impression, that the OP was referring specifically to the UK Charts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭bigar


    I get the impression, that the OP was referring specifically to the UK Charts.

    The Bilboard Hot 100 is also mentioned. I would then assume it will also cover other charts including the Irish Charts as, stating the obvious, we are in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    bigar wrote: »
    The Bilboard Hot 100 is also mentioned. I would then assume it will also cover other charts including the Irish Charts as, stating the obvious, we are in Ireland.

    I mentioned Henry Mancini as an artist who only had one Billboard top 10 hit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    
    
    bigar wrote: »
    You can find historic Irish Charts here.

    I have seen that page before - it's not bad - you can search by artist or song but there is no way (not that I can see) of viewing the full top 30 for a particular week. ukmix.org covers that off in a series of posts but not an easy way to search.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    In the UK, AC/DC had numerous singles that failed to reach the top 10 - only one has, a reissue of Highway To Hell in 2012.

    They're also one of a few high profile acts that have yet to release a Greatest Hits / Best Of / Singles Collection

    Metallica, Coldplay and Rihanna are three others.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Another one is Italian DJ Vito Lucente, AKA Junior Jack. His only #1 or top 10 in the UK, was "Make Luv" in 2003, released under the name "Room 5". As Junior Jack he's had several chart entries outside of the top10.

    Speaking of dance music, I suppose we could also include New York DJ Roger Sanchez, with "Another Chance". Interestingly though he had 3 other UK top 40 hits but none made the top 20 and "Another Chance" would be his only song that most people would have heard.

    Post edited by its_steve116 on


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    I think The Clash are the most successful such artist in the UK; most top 40 hits with their only top 10 hit reaching #1. They had 17 top 40s in total.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    If we count artists who only had one other top 40 we could also include Modjo, Slik, Black Legend, amongst others.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    21 Savage as well, he was a featuring artist on Post Malone's "Rockstar" but his next highest charting single got to #13.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    (Jefferson) Starship as well, in 1987 with "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now".

    Interestingly, Jefferson Airplane never had a charting single in the UK until 1987, when a reissue of White Rabbit got to #94.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,172 ✭✭✭✭Donald Trump



    Do you know if, or where, White Rabbit was used in a film or an ad? It is one of those songs which I can't place but whenever I hear it, I am sure I've heard it in something.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    I think a version of it was used in the movie "Sucker Punch".



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,172 ✭✭✭✭Donald Trump


    I don't know that film. Maybe was it used in some Vietnam War film or something? Or maybe something like a Tarrantino film. It is the bit at the end of the song that is triggering the association I cannot place. It might have been used on an ad or for a radio program or something.


    I think I actually tried looking it up before. Didn't spend long on it but couldn't find anything. So maybe it was my imagination


    Edit: I'm after looking there now and on youtube the comments talk about a new Matrix film. That's not what I'm talking about though. This is in my head from years back. I haven't seen anything related to a new Matrix film


    Edit 2: Found it!!! It was used in Platoon





  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Kings of Leon, My Chemical Romance and Bryan Adams all reached #1 in the UK with their first top 10s "Sex on Fire", "Welcone to the Black Parade" and "Everything I Do" respectively after years of many hits outside the top 10, but all three would go on to have further top 10 hits.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116




  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭gabria


    Tasmin Archer. After sleeping satellite, she had four singles ranging from #16-#40



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    So that is five top 40 hits! I never would have guessed that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,763 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,848 ✭✭✭jacool


    An Australian DJ called LUUDE has re-mixed this and Colin Hay has re-recorded some of the vocals, and hey presto #16 in the UK this week!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,433 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    Ava Max now on 5 UK top 40s with only one chart-topping top 10



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