Monthly Archives: November 2017

Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” (1984) by Deniece Williams

Between my Billboard Challenge, my Every Hot 100 Number-One Single challenge, and various other listening activities I do in the background, I feel like a good chunk of my writing work is spent writing about men in the industry. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1964) by The Beatles

Alright, I’ve got a confession to make: I do not love The Beatles. I know, that’s probably total blasphemy in the music critic world, but there’s just no use in pretending. I’ve listened to quite a few of their albums and … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Get Down Tonight” (1975) by KC & the Sunshine Band

I can’t seem to get out of the 70s with this Hot 100 Number-Ones challenge! Not only is this the fifth 70s single I’ve come across on the challenge (out of the nine I’ve written on so far), but its … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Oh! What it Seemed to Be” (1946) – Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

Hooray! My first pre-rock ‘n’ roll era entry of my Every Number-One Single challenge! Of course, the Hot 100 would not come into existence for a whole decade, which tests the entire definition of what could truly be called a … Continue reading

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Every Hot 100 Number-One Single: “Ben” (1972) by Michael Jackson

I always imagine that the question of Michael Jackson’s first solo number-one single would be a great one to ask at parties or trivia nights. There would be a flurry of answers like “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You … Continue reading

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