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Dave Grohl has done this. He was originally the drummer for Nirvana who had five albums in the top 10. He now fronts the Foo Fighters on guitar and vocals, who have had seven top 10 albums.


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Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992) #1 US Country Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball" (2013) #1 Billboard Top 100 "The Climb" (2009) #1 Adult Contemporary


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Johnny Cash: "I Walk the Line" (1956) #1 US Country "There You Go" (1956) #1 US Country "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" (1958) #1 US Country "Guess Things Happen That Way" (1958) #1 US Country "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" (1959) #1 US Country "Ring of Fire" (1963) #1 US Country "Understand Your Man" (1964) #1 US Country "Rosanna's Going Wild" (1967) #1 ...


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Nat "King" Cole: "Mona Lisa" (1950) #1 Seller in Stores, #1 Played by Jockeys, #1 Played in Jukeboxes “Ramblin’ Rose” (1962) #1 Adult Contemporary, #2 Pop, #7 R&B Natalie Cole: "This Will Be" (1975) #1 US R&B "Inseparable" (1975) #1 US R&B "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" (1976) #1 US R&B "I've Got Love on My Mind" (1977) #1 ...


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Hank Williams: "Lovesick Blues" (1949) #1 US Country "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" (1950) #1 US Country "Why Don't You Love Me" (1950) #1 US Country "Moanin' the Blues" (1950) #1 US Country "Cold, Cold Heart" (1951) #1 US Country "Hey Good Lookin'" (1951) #1 US Country "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (1952) #1 US Country "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (...


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In the UK Cliff Richard has had top 10 albums & singles in every decade since the 50's Cliff Richard Discography Most recently in 2013. He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. Cliff Richard


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John Lennon "(Just Like) Starting Over" (1980) #1 US, UK & several other countries (plus several other solo hits and quite a few with a band he was in) Julian Lennon "Too Late for Goodbyes" (1984) #1 US Adult Contemporary (plus 2 US Rock #1s) Pat Boone "Love Letters in the Sand" (1957) #1 US (plus other US & UK #1s but none that were #1 in both,...


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The Mamas and Papas hit number 1 with Monday, Monday in 1966 on both Billboard and Cashbox. One Mama, Michelle Phillips, and one Papa, John Phillips had a daughter, Chynna Phillips, who got together with two sisters, Carnie and Wendy Wilson to form the band Wilson Phillips. In the early 1990's, Wilson Phillips had 3 number one hits (Hold On, Release me and ...


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I really don't think you can discount Paul McCartney in this. Just because he played at least 4 different instruments in at least 2 major bands shouldn't disqualify him from the category altogether. Beatles - Vocals bass, guitar, drums, keyboards Wings - Vocals bass, guitar, drums, keyboards Orchestral works - composed but didn't play The Fireman - ambient ...


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"Take 5", in 5/4, is the top-selling jazz single of all time. It hit 25 on the pop charts as well. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, which recorded it, was known for unusual time signatures. It was composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond. The album it comes from, Time Out, is one of the biggest selling jazz albums of all times. Every song on the album features ...


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Louis Armstrong made his first recording as bandleader in 1925. His single Hello Dolly reached number 1 in 1964.


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Sting played bass on his many hits with the Police, including “Every Breath You Take” (#1). However, he played guitar on his solo hits from The Dream of the Blue Turtles, “If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free” (#3) and “Fortress Around Your Heart” (#8). Darryl Jones played bass on those songs.


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Phil Collins, originally of Genesis. In Genesis he played drums and (on 'Selling England by the pound') sang. In his solo career he sings, plays the drums and plays the piano.


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Abbey Road has got to be in the running for top spot. The list of artists who have recorded there reads like a Hall of Fame, from Glenn Miller, The Beatles, through Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, to U2, Muse & Lady Gaga. The list of recordings is enough to bring a tear to the eye. & that's without the list of movie & game scores done ...


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Late to the party, but I've found another parent-child combo with individual #1 singles. Julio Iglesias "Lo Mejor de Tu Vida" (1987) #1 US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks "Que No Se Rompa la Noche" (1987) #1 US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos" (1999) #1 Billboard Hot 100 "Be With You" (2000) #1 Billboard Hot 100 Enrique Iglesias also ...


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Of course, we have Pink Floyd's Money. Roger Waters and David Gilmour have made recent comments stating that the song had been composed primarily in 7/8 time, it was composed in 7/4, as stated by Gilmour in an interview with Guitar World magazine in 1993. It reached No. 10 in Cash Box magazine and No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also In 2008, ...


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Looks like, in the US it was Santana with 'smooth': The record for the longest wait from an artist's Hot 100 debut entry to its first #1 belongs to Santana, with 30 years between the time he first cracked the Hot 100 with "Jingo" (October 25, 1969) and the first of 12 weeks at #1 with "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas (October 23, 1999). From Wikipedia In ...


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Wikipedia's page on the Billboard 200 has a list of albums that spent the most weeks (not necessarily consecutively) on the chart: Most weeks on the chart Note that totals are for the main albums chart only, catalog chart totals are not factored in. (892 weeks) The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd (490 weeks) Johnny's Greatest Hits – Johnny Mathis (480 ...


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My mind went immediately to Dylan, but, upon further digging, it turns out he never had a #1 song that he performed himself, even though his son, Jakob had. Even with the Traveling Wilburys, while they had several #2s, no #1s. However, since you didn't exclude writing a #1 song even if they didn't perform it, one could count Dylan's writing of a song that ...


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Jack white, has been in a total of three bands: The White Stripes, where he played Guitar, sang vocals, ans sometimes played piano. The band had several top 10 hits, such as Seven Nation Army. The Raconteurs, in which the wikipedia article on the band lists him as playing guitar, keyboard, stylophone, mandolin and singing vocals. Both of the band's studio ...


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If a remix by the same band would count, then Frankie Goes to Hollywood - 'Relax' might take some beating. The original recording did almost nothing on either side of the Atlantic, yet the remix became the 7th best-selling single in UK history. Apparently, the only remaining 'samples' from the original in the remix are some vocals & a 'splash' sample. ...


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For brief history and notable artists, I'd like to recommend this blog post (really good): 50 Most Influential K-Pop Artists Series Index This book has many interesting facts about Korean Cool: The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture I'm a Korean live in Seoul. I can't explain/describe properly (miserable ...


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I believe I've found an answer to this that should be very hard to counter: David Bowie. The last release in his lifetime, Blackstar, was put out on January 8, 2016, two days before his death. It was his 25th studio album, and his first to hit #1 in the United States, bringing the number to beat up to 25.


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Far less known is RockField studios in Monmouth. However, their roster of artists is very impressive... Rockfield history Wikipedia 1960’s The Interns, Love Sculpture, Amen Corner, Doc Thomas Band (Mott the Hoople) 1970’s Queen, Rush, Dave Edmunds, Ace, Black Sabbath, Prelude, Mike Oldfield, Hawkwind, Edwin Starr, Man, Del Shannon, Gary ...


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At the risk of trying to answer my own question, here's one candidate I had forgotten about, Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence. To quote Wikipedia: The album was a commercial failure and led to the duo breaking apart, with Simon returning to England and Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University. In spring 1965, the song began to attract ...


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On My Radio by The Selecter features a 7/4 time signature, but just in the chorus and that was probably a happy accident. It reached #8 in the UK and #13 in the Netherlands. Everything's Alright is a song with 5/4 time signature from Jesus Christ Superstar. Released as a single in 1971 by Yvonne Elliman, reaching #92 in the US and released in 1992 by John ...


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General Public with: Tenderness in 1984: #51 in Hot 100. I'll Take You There in 1994: #22 in Hot 100. Honrable Mention (less than 10 years) for Michael Jachson with: Ben in 1972: #20 in Hot 100. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough in 1979: #1 in Hot 100.


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The Beatles album, Let it Be… Naked from 2003 could arguably be considered the 'original' of the Let It Be album, recorded in 1969 & then shelved; later remixed & added to by Phil Spector in 1970, after the band's split. The unqualified claim is that Paul McCartney didn't like the 'over-produced' Spector version & wanted to release it in its ...


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The original Mission Impossible theme is in 5/4. The newer version adds a bridge section in 4/4. You can hear it at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAYhNHhxN0A


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