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Which song, using just one instrument or one voice, has charted the highest in the US Billboard Hot 100?

The song can have one instrument or one voice, but NOT both (in other words, either a solo instrumental, or a solo acapella voice), and must be performable without multi-tracking. I imagine the ...
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Unofficial Call and Response lyrics

Call and response is a common form for music around the world. Typically the leader sings something, and the chorus or audience either repeats it back, or gives a set response. This is especially ...
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Have any one-hit wonders later returned to become multi-hit successes?

Obviously every multi-hit success story starts with a single hit, and if they have another hit they're not a one-hit wonder. But are there any examples of a musician or band having one big hit, ...
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Biggest hit dance song

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing What's the biggest song to ever hit the US charts that was associated with a dance craze either named after the song, or referenced in its title? The ...
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Highest ranked popular hits with an uncommon time signature [closed]

The song Golden Brown by The Stranglers has a particular time signature on some parts of the song: || 3/4 | 3/4 | 3/4 | 4/4 || This song may be considered as a hit because it ranked top charts in ...
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Longest time before a Number One Single?

Who managed the longest period between their first ever release & their first number 1 single?
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Top Charting Remix

Several songs have substantially been more popular in a remixed version than as an original. I'm thinking specifically of R Kelly's "Remix to Ignition", Fatboy Slim's remix of Cornershop's "Brimful ...
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What are the top three recording studios of all time in terms of having sold the most songs?

There are a lot of famous recording studios, but which of them can claim responsibility for producing output that has resulted in the most song sales? (That is, all sales including as single releases ...
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Apart from Frank & Nancy Sinatra, have any other parent & child both individually made it to number one in the singles charts?

Frank Sinatra has a bunch of number ones (including apparently the first Billboard #1, I'll Never Smile Again); Nancy made it with These Boots Are Made for Walkin'. Have any other parent and child ...
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reasons behind K - pop success

K-pop seems to be much more successful (compared to other Asian genres and even most countries in the world) in spreading its influence rapidly across the globe. What are some reasons behind this ...
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Most studio album releases before finally scoring a number one album?

I noticed that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers finally hit number one last year in the US with Hypnotic Eye, their 13th studio album. Is this a record? If not, which artist has released the most ...
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Records with longest Billboard chart success

According to Wikipedia, The Dark Side of the Moon “topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988” – that’s 15 years on the ...
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Highest Billboard 200 rank for a Creative Commons licensed album?

Which album, released (also) under a Creative Commons license, had the highest Billboard 200 chart success? (The album must have been licensed under a CC license before it entered the charts, so it ...
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Most longevity on the pop charts

I had heard once that the Isley Brothers were the group that had hit the US Top 100 pop music charts in the most different decades. Wikipedia confirms that they did chart each decade from the 50's ...
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Have there been musicians who have been in more than one band with a Top-10 hit on different instruments?

I was just wondering this. First of all, it's rare that any musician has played more than one instrument in more than one band, but there are a few. So I was wondering how many musicians have been ...