ApologetiX: Most #1 Hits All-Time
Thu., Jul. 7. 2016 3:05pm EDT
The Beatles had 20 #1 hits on Billboard's Hot 100. Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey each had 18. According to the record books, those are the top three. However, ApologetiX has more than twice as many #1 hits as all of those artists combined.
"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor is the 114th #1 song ApX has spoofed. That's more than the cumulative totals of the aforementioned three plus the next four artists on the list — Rihanna, Michael Jackson, the Supremes, and Madonna.
Incidentally, George Strait had 44 #1 country hits. Nice try, George.
Here are some other fun facts:
ApX has spoofed at least two #1 hits from each year from 1964-1990, and at least one from 1964-92.
The earliest #1 hit ApX has spoofed is "Rock Around the Clock" from 1955.
The latest #1 hit ApX has spoofed is "Love the Way You Lie" from 2010.
The earliest back-to-back #1 hits ApX has spoofed are "Wake Up, Little Susie" and "Jailhouse Rock" from 1957.
The most consecutive #1 hits ApX has spoofed is four: "You're So Vain," "Superstition," "Crocodile Rock," and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" from January-March 1973.
The year with the most #1 hits ApX has spoofed is 1982. ApX has parodied eight of the 15 #1 songs from that year.
The year with the second-most #1 hits ApX has spoofed is 1965. ApX has parodied seven of the 25 #1 songs from that year.