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Do You Know Which Song Was A Billboard #1 Hit?

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  1. Via Daf Jam
    "Take a Bow" - Rihanna
    Via Daf Jam
    Via Interscope
    "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
    Via Interscope
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not...

    Rihanna hit #1 with "Take a Bow" in 2008 while "Bad Romance" got stuck at #2 in 2009, despite being one of the best-selling singles of all time.

  2. Via Parkwood / Columbia
    "Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z)" - Beyoncé
    Via Parkwood / Columbia
    Via RCA
    "3" - Britney Spears
    Via RCA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1, 2, 3, not only you and me...

    Britney's ode to threesomes topped the charts in 2009, a peak Beyoncé's last smash hit came just shy of in 2014.

  3. Via XL / Columbia
    "Skyfall" - Adele
    Via XL / Columbia
    Via RCA
    "My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly Clarkson
    Via RCA
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    'Cause we belong together now, yeah...

    Kelly Clarkson set the record for the biggest jump to #1 in the Billboard Hot 100's history with "My Life Would Suck Without You," while "Skyfall" is one of Adele's only non-#1 top 10 singles.

  4. Via Def Jam
    "S&M" - Rihanna
    Via Def Jam
    Via Interscope
    "Good for You (feat. A$AP Rocky)" - Selena Gomez
    Via Interscope
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nah, nah, nah, c'mon...

    Rihanna's controversial 2011 track (which reached #1 with some help from a Britney Spears remix) out-peaked Selena's smash hit from last summer by four spots.

  5. Via RCA
    "We R Who We R" - Kesha
    Via RCA
    Via Hollywood
    "Party in the USA" - Miley Cyrus
    Via Hollywood
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hot and dangerous...

    Kesha's most recent #1 solo hit bested Miley's American anthem, though it did become Miley's most successful song to date and one of the highest-selling of all time.

  6. Via Syco / Columbia
    "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
    Via Syco / Columbia
    Via A&M / Octone
    "Makes Me Wonder" - Maroon 5
    Via A&M / Octone
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    So this is goodbye...

    Maroon 5's first #1 hit came in the form of the mostly-forgotten "Makes Me Wonder," while One Direction's debut single missed the summit by three spots despite selling nearly five million copies.

  7. Via Island
    "Boyfriend" - Justin Bieber
    Via Island
    Via Capitol
    "Roar" - Katy Perry
    Via Capitol
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ro-o-o-o-o-o-ar...

    Katy's megahit from 2013 hit #1 almost immediately, a feat Bieber's 2012 lead single narrowly missed.

Do You Know Which Song Was A Billboard #1 Hit?

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