Surprising Artists Who’ve Never Had a #1 Hit

Some of the biggest artists in the world have never had a #1 hit on the Hot 100.  Here are some that might surprise you:

1.  One Direction.  They did get to #2 with “Best Song Ever” . . . and Zayn Malik and Harry Styles have hit #1 as solo artists.

2.  Shania Twain“You’re Still the One” hit #2, and that was her peak.

3.  Missy Elliott.  Her biggest hit was “Work It”, at #2.

4.  R.E.M.  Their biggest hit was “Losing My Religion”, which made it to #4.

5.  Metallica.  Surprisingly, “Enter Sandman” only made it to #16.  But “Until It Sleeps” made it to #10.

6.  Green Day“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” has been their biggest hit so far, at #2.

7.  Pearl Jam.  Their biggest hit was a COVER:  “Last Kiss” made it to #2.

8.  Demi Lovato.  She’s only made it to #6, thanks to “Sorry Not Sorry”.

9.  Bruce Springsteen.  His highest charter made it to #2.  Any guesses what it was?  “Dancing in the Dark”.

10.  The Backstreet Boys“Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” was a #2 hit for them.

11.  Sheryl Crow“All I Wanna Do” only made it to #2.

12.  Nirvana.  Hard to believe, but “Smells Like Teen Spirit” only made it to #6.

13.  Imagine Dragons“Radioactive” was only a #3 hit.

14. Bob Dylan. “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & #35.” both hit #2.

15. MC Hammer. His most popular tune only touched #8. His less well known jam “Pray” was #2 for two weeks.

16. Pat Benatar. She had four top-10s and two top-5s (We Belong and Love is a Battlefield), but that’s as far up on the list as she got.

Other artist to never reach the peak include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Don Henley, Bob Marley, James Brown,

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