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The Chart of Chart Toppers

This is the chart of all charts, every chart topper has been ranked based on how many number ones they've had and how long it took them to amass that total, with a short time being considered better and a tie being broken by ranking the more recent act higher since multiple chart topping is more of an achievment these days.
Every artist or act with 3 or more chart toppers is listed in reverse order, a total of 146 acts and artists as of w/e 25th April 2019. 146 acts and at least 3 toppers each means around 500 chart toppers between them, how many can you name?

Key:
Rank. Act, No of Toppers, Dates of First and Last Toppers, span from first to last topper.

146. Tom Jones/Sir Tom Jones – 3 – Mar65 – Mar09– 44y
145. Gary Barlow – 3 – Jul96 – Jun12 – 15y11m
144. Sean Paul – 3 – Aug03 – Nov16 – 13y3m
143. Frank Sinatra – 3 – Sep54 – Apr67 – 12y7m
142. Jennifer Lopez – 3 – Jan01 – Apr11 – 10y3m
141. UB40 – 3 – Sep83 – Jun93 – 9y9m

140. Garfunkel/Art Garfunkel – 3 – Mar70 – Apr79 – 9y1m
139. Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy – 3 – Jun97 – Feb02 – 8y8m
138. R. Kelly – 3 – Apr97 – Nov04 – 7y7m
137. Peter Andre – 3 – Sep96 – Mar04 – 7y6m
136. Pink/P!nk – 3 – Jun01 – Oct08 – 7y4m
135. Lily Allen – 3 – Jul06 – Nov13 – 7y4m
134. Paul McCartney – 3 – Apr82 – May89 – 7y1m
133. Wet Wet Wet – 3 – May88 – Jun94 – 6y1m
132. Rudimental - 3 - Jun12 - Apr18 - 5y10m
131. Phil Collins – 3 – Jan83 – Sep88 – 5y8m

130. 10cc – 3 – Jun73 – Sep78 – 5y3m
129. Ke$ha – 3 – Mar09 – Jan14 – 4y10m
128. Peter Kay/Brian Potter – 3 – Mar05 – Dec09 – 4y9m
127. Akon – 3 – May05 – Aug09 – 4y3m
126. Roy Orbison – 3 – Oct60 – Oct64 – 4y
125. Jessie J – 3 – Feb11 – Oct14 – 3y8m
124. Manfred Mann – 3 – Aug64 – Feb68 – 3y6m
123. Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra – 3 – Jan53 – Mar56 – 3y2m
122. Johnnie Ray – 3 – Apr54 – Jun57 – 3y2m
121. Georgie Fame – 3 – Jan65 – Jan68 – 3y

120. Lonnie Donegan – 3 – Apr57 – Mar60 – 2y11m
119. Kinks, The – 3 – Sep64 – Jul67 – 2y10m
118. Ronan Keating – 3 – Aug99 – May02 – 2y9m
117. Pitbull – 3 – Apr11 – Jan14 – 2y9m
116. Sandie Shaw – 3 – Oct64 – Apr67 – 2y6m
115. Pixie Lott – 3 – Jun09 – Sep11 – 2y3m
114. John Newman – 3 – Jun12 – Sep14 – 2y3m
113. Olivia Newton-John – 3 – Jun78 – Jul80 – 2y1m
112. Kanye West – 3 – Aug07 – Sep09 – 2y1m
111. Leona Lewis – 3 – Dec06 – Dec08 – 2y

110. Brotherhood Of Mann – 3 – Mar76 – Feb78 – 1y11m
109. Billie/BilliePiper – 3 – Jul98 – May00 – 1y10m
108. Stargazers, The – 3 – Apr53 – Jan55 – 1y9m
107. Five – 3 – Nov99 – Aug01 – 1y9m
106. Alexandra Burke – 3 – Dec08 – Sep10 – 1y9m
105. Daniel Bedingfield – 3 – Dec01 – Aug03 – 1y8m
104. Atomic Kitten – 3 – Feb01 – Sep02 – 1y7m
103. Robson Green and Jerome Flynn/Robson and Jerome – 3 – May95 – Nov96 – 1y6m
102. Mud – 3 – Jan74 – May75 – 1y4m
101. Blue – 3 – Sep01 – Dec12 – 1y3m

100. Donny Osmond – 3 – Jul72 – Aug73 – 1y1m
99. Adam/Adam Ant – 3 – May81 – Jun82 – 1y1m
98. Bucks Fizz – 3 – Apr81 – Apr82 – 1y
97. Johnny Douglas and His Orchestra – 3 – Jan55 – Dec55 – 11m
96. Gary Glitter – 3 – Jul73 – Jun74 – 11m
95. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 3 – Jan84 – Dec84 – 11m
94. B.o.B. – 3 – May10 – Feb11 – 9m
93. Searchers, The – 3 – Aug63 – Apr64 – 8m
92. Pacemakers, The – 3 – Apr63 – Oct63 – 6m
91. Aqua – 3 – Nov97 – May98 – 6m

90. Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers – 3 – Aug89 – Dec89 – 4m
89. John Lennon – 3 – Dec 80 – Feb 81 – 2m
88. Band Aid/Band Aid II/Band Aid 20/Band Aid 30 - 4 - Dec84 - Nov14 - 29y11m
87. Gerry/Gerry Marsden – 4 – Apr 63 – May89 – 26y1m
86. Cher – 4 – Aug65 – Oct98 – 23y2m
85. Usher – 4 – Jan98 – Apr10 – 12y3m
84. Shaggy – 4 – Mar93 – Jun01 – 8y3m
83. Whitney Houston – 4 – Dec85 – Dec92 – 7y
82. Justin Timberlake – 4 – Sep 06 – Mar13 – 6y6m
81. Jay-Z – 4 – Jul03 – Sep09 – 6y2m

80. Girls Aloud – 4 – Dec12 – Nov08 – 5y11m
79. Jason Derulo – 4 – Mar10 – Jun15 – 5y3m
78. Little Mix – 4 – Dec11 – Oct16 – 4y10m
77. Shakin’ Stevens – 4 – Mar81 – Dec85 – 4y9m
76. Clean Bandit - 4 - Feb14 - Jun18 - 4y4m
75. Pharrell Williams/Pharrell – 4 – May13 – Aug17 – 4y3m
74. Guy Mitchell – 4 – Mar53 – May57 – 4y2m
73. One Direction – 4 – Sep11 – Aug15 – 3y11m
72. Frankie Laine – 4 – Apr53 – Oct56 – 3y6m
71. Christina Aguilera -  4 – Oct99 – Mar03 – 3y6m

70. Nelly – 4 – Oct02 – Feb06 – 3y4m
69. X Factor Finalists, The - 4 - Nov08 - Dec11 - 3y1m
68. Everly Brothers, The – 4 – Jul58 – Jul61 – 3y
67. Jam, The – 4 – Mar80 – Dec82 – 2y9m
66. S Club 7 – 4 – Jun99 – Dec01 – 2y6m
65. Jason Donovan – 4 – Jan89 – Jun91 – 2y5m
64. Pet Shop Boys, The – 4 – Jan86 – Apr88 – 2y3m
63. Olly Murs – 4 – Sep10 – Dec12 – 2y3m
62. Rita Ora – 4 – Feb12 – May14 – 2y3m
61. Wham! – 4 – Jun84 – Apr86 – 1y10m

60. Geri Halliwell – 4 – Aug99 – May01 – 1y9m
59. Will Young – 4 – Mar02 – Dec03 – 1y9m
58. Busted – 4 – May03 – Aug04 – 1y3m
57. T. Rex – 4 – Mar71 – May72 – 1y2m
56. Frank Ifield – 4 – Jul62 – Jul63 – 1y
55. Gareth Gates – 4 – Mar02 – Mar03 – 1y
54. Paul Weston and His Orchestra – 4 – Jan53 – Nov53 – 10m
53. B*Witched – 4 – Jun98 – Mar99 – 9m
52. Bee Gees, The – 5 – Oct67 – Oct 87 – 20y
51. Blondie – 5 – Feb79 – Feb99 – 20y

50. David Bowie – 5 - Nov75 – Sep85 – 9y10m
49. Lady Gaga - 5 - Jan09 - Nov 18 - 9y10m
48. Katy Perry – 5 - Aug08 – Aug17 – 9y
47. Drake - 5 - Jan11 - Jul18 - 7y6m
46. Black Eyed Peas, The – 5 - Sep03 – Dec10 – 7y3m
45. Ne-Yo – 5 – Apr06 – Sep12 – 6y5m
44. Cheryl Cole/Cheryl – 5 – Oct09 – Nov14 – 5y1m
43. Bruno Mars – 5 – May10 – Dec14 – 4y7m
42. Ariana Grande - 5 - Jul14 - Feb19 - 4y7m
41. Will.I.Am – 5 – Apr10 – Jul14 – 4y3m


40. Police, The – 5 – Sep79 – Jun83 – 3y9m
39. Ed Sheeran – 5 – Jun14 – Jan18 – 3y7m
38. Flo Rida – 5 – Mar09 – Dec12 – 3y6m
37. All Saints – 5 – Jan98 – Oct10 – 2y9m
36. JLS – 5 – Jul09 – Aug11 – 2y1m
35. Dizzee Rascal/Dizzee - 5 – Jul08 – Jun10 – 1y11m
34. Queen – 6 – Nov75 – Jul00 – 24y8m
33. Beyonce – 6 – Jul03 – Dec17 - 14y6m
32. Britney Spears – 6 – Feb99 – Jan13 – 13y11m
31. Rod Stewart – 6 – Oct71 – Jul83 – 11y9m

30. Sugababes, The – 6 – May02 – Oct07 – 5y5m
29. David Guetta – 6 – Jun09 – Aug14 – 5y2m
28. Boyzone – 6 – Oct96 – May99 – 2y7m
27. Slade – 6 – Nov71 – Dec73 – 2y1m
26. Justin Bieber – 6 – Sep15 – May17 – 1y8m
25. Elton John – 7 – Jul76 – Jul05 – 29y
24. U2 – 7 – Oct88 – Feb05 – 16y4m
23. Michael Jackson – 7 – Jun81 – May97 – 15y11m
22. Kylie Minogue – 7 – Feb88 – Nov03 – 15y9m
21. Robbie Williams – 7 – Sep98 – Nov12 – 14y2m

20. George Michael – 7 – Aug84 – May96 – 11y9m
19. Tinie Tempah – 7 – Mar10 – Oct15 – 5y7m
18. Sam Smith - 7 - Jun13 - Sep18 - 5y3m
17. Jess Glynne – 7 – Feb14 – Jun18 – 4y4m
16. McFly – 7 – Apr04 – May07 – 3y1m
15. Oasis – 8 – May95 – Aug05 – 10y3m
14. Rolling Stones, The – 8 – Jul64 – Jul69 – 5y
13. Eminem – 9 – Jul00 – Jan18 – 17y6m
12. Abba – 9 – May74 – Nov80 – 6y6m
11. Spice Girls, The – 9 – Jul96 – Nov00 – 4y4m

10. Rihanna – 10 – May07 – Dec17 – 10y7m
9. Calvin Harris - 10 - Jul08 - Sep18 - 10y2m
8. Jordanaires, The – 10 – Jul57 – Jun65 – 7y11m
7. Take That – 12 – Jul93 – Dec14 – 21y5m
6. Shadows, The – 12 – Jul59 – Mar63 – 3y8m
5. Madonna – 13 – Aug85 – Apr08 – 22y8m
4. Cliff Richard – 14 – Jul59 – Nov99 – 40y4m
3. Westlife – 14 – May99 – Nov06 – 7y6m
2. Beatles, The – 17 – May63 – Jun69 – 6y1m
1. Elvis Presley/Elvis – 21 – Jul57 – Feb05 – 47y7m

I will keep this updated with every new entry to the list and every change to the current acts' tallies. Who will make this list over time? What do you think?

The legal footnote: The Official UK charts are currently compiled by the Official (UK) Charts Company (OCC), formerly Chart Information Network. They are published weekly by Music Week (formerly Record Retailer) and the BBC. All copyright of Official charts back to the chart dated 4/3/1960 resides with or is handled indirectly by the OCC. The 'Official' charts from their start in 1952 until early 1960 were compiled by, and copyright owned by the New Musical Express. My selective use of their publicy available data does not imply any ownership of, or licence to use, their data nor any intended infringement of copyright.




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