Weezy matches the King's mark for the most Hot 100 hits among men. Plus, 'Glee' returns and Maroon 5 adds one more 'One More' No. 1.
'ONE' TO 1: As previously reported, Maroon 5 nets its third Hot 100 No. 1, as "One More Night" ascends 2-1. The band had previously reigned with "Makes Me Wonder" for three weeks in 2007 and with "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, for four weeks last year.
It's also the second time at the summit for "One More Night": Phil Collins' ballad of the same name - but a different composition - spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1985.
Maroon 5's coronation marks the 15th occurrence of like titles, but different songs, having led the Hot 100. (That, thus, excludes original and cover versions that each hit No. 1, such as the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" in 1970 and Mariah Carey's remake in 1992.)
Here is an updated look at the 15 shared titles, but not the same songs, to crown the Hot 100 by different acts:
"Venus," Frankie Avalon (1959), the Shocking Blue, Bananarama (1970, 1986)
"My Love," Petula Clark (1966), Paul McCartney & Wings (1973), Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. (2006)
"I'm Sorry," Brenda Lee (1960), John Denver (1975)
"Best of My Love," Eagles (1975), the Emotions (1977)
"One More Try," George Michael (1988), Timmy T. (1991)
"Good Vibrations," the Beach Boys (1966), Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch/Loleatta Holloway (1991)
"Jump," Van Halen (1984), Kris Kross (1992)
"All (4/for) Love," Color Me Badd (1992), Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting (1994)
"The Power of Love," Huey Lewis & the News (1985), Celine Dion (1994)
"Honey," Bobby Goldsboro (1968), Mariah Carey (1997)
"Wild, Wild West," the Escape Club (1988), Will Smith featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee (1999)
"Family Affair," Sly & the Family Stone (1971), Mary J. Blige (2001)
"Big Girls Don't Cry," the 4 Seasons (1962), Fergie (2007)
"Take a Bow," Madonna (1995), Rihanna (2008)
"One More Night," Phil Collins (1985), Maroon 5 (2012)
ONE MORE 'ONE MORE': "One more" note about Maroon 5's new Hot 100 leader. As noted by faithful Chart Beat reader Pablo Nelson of Berkeley, Calif., "One More Night" marks the sixth No. 1 that includes the phrase "one more."
In addition to Phil Collins' and Maroon 5's toppers titled "One More Night," George Michael and Timmy T. reigned in 1988 and 1991, respectively, with "One More Try" (as listed above, also separate compositions).
The first such No. 1? Captain & Tenille's "Do That to Me One More Time," which crowned the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 16, 1980.
And, one more: Britney Spears' debut hit "...Baby One More Time" spent two weeks at No. 1 in January/February 1999.
(OK, one more "one more": honorable mention to another song that recently used the phrase to memorable effect: Nicki Minaj's No. 5-peaking "Starships" and its catchy chorus line, "Let's do this one more time!")
HE'S THE MAN(ILOW): Almost 38 years after his first entry, Barry Manilow continues to make himself at home on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
Manilow makes his 49th visit to the survey, as "Everything's Gonna Be Alright (2012 Remix)" debuts at No. 27. With the bow, Manilow ties Johnny Mathis for the fifth-most visits in the chart's 51-year history. The pair trails four icons: Elton John, the leader with 68 entries, Barbra Streisand (64), Neil Diamond (58) and Elvis Presley (53).
Manilow first appeared on AC the week of Nov. 30, 1974, with "Mandy." Seven weeks later, it became his first of 13 No. 1s. In the chart's archives, only John (16) and the Carpenters (15) have logged more leaders.
"My life has been one big miracle," Manilow told Chart Beat earlier this year. "I come from the world of trying to write a song that will outlive me. That's every composer's goal: to write such a wonderful song that will live forever."