"Take a Bow" - RihannaVia Daf Jam"Bad Romance" - Lady GagaVia Interscope
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.
"Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z)" - BeyoncéVia Parkwood / Columbia"3" - Britney SpearsVia RCA
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.
"Skyfall" - AdeleVia XL / Columbia"My Life Would Suck Without You" - Kelly ClarksonVia RCA
'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.
"S&M" - RihannaVia Def Jam"Good for You (feat. A$AP Rocky)" - Selena GomezVia Interscope
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.
"We R Who We R" - KeshaVia RCA"Party in the USA" - Miley CyrusVia Hollywood
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.
"What Makes You Beautiful" - One DirectionVia Syco / Columbia"Makes Me Wonder" - Maroon 5Via A&M / Octone
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.
"Boyfriend" - Justin BieberVia Island"Roar" - Katy PerryVia Capitol
Katy's megahit from 2013 hit #1 almost immediately, a feat Bieber's 2012 lead single narrowly missed.
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