Ask Billboard: 20 No. 13 Hits For 2013

So many great songs have peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's a look at 20 (plus a whole bunch more).

As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20

20 No. 13 HITS FOR 2013

Dear Gary,
 
Well, the world didn't end (to the dismay of R.E.M. fans everywhere) and we've reached 2013.

That means it's time to honor the new year with a countdown of songs that peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here's my list of 20 No. 13s to ring in 2013:

 

"I'm Into Something Good," Herman's Hermits (1964)

"We Gotta Get Outta This Place," Animals (1965)

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg," Temptations (1966)

"Thank the Lord for the Night Time," Neil Diamond (1967)

"Different Drum," Linda Ronstadt & the Stone Poneys (1968)

"Roundabout," Yes (1972)

"Money," Pink Floyd (1973)

"Fernando," ABBA (1976)

 

"Somebody to Love," Queen (1977)

"We've Got Tonight," Bob Seger (1979)

"Through the Years," Kenny Rogers (1982)

"Do They Know It's Christmas," Band-Aid (1984)

"I Live for Your Love," Natalie Cole (1988)

"Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn (1991)

"Turn the Beat Around," Gloria Estefan (1994)

"No Such Thing," John Mayer (2002)

"Wait for You," Elliot Yamin (2007)

"Teardrops on My Guitar," Taylor Swift (2008)

 

"Already Gone," Kelly Clarkson (2009)

"Animal," Neon Trees (2010)

 
And as a bonus, some No. 13 trivia:
 
Most No. 13 Hot 100 Hits:
Taylor Swift (4, "Teardrops on My Guitar," "White Horse," "Ours," "State of Grace")
ELO (3, "Livin' Thing," "Turn to Stone," "All Over the World")
Elton John (3, "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)," "Healing Hands," "Believe")
Donny Osmond (3, "Too Young," "Why," "Sacred Emotion")
Van Halen (3, "I'll Wait," "Panama," "Finish What Ya Started")
 
Back-to-back No. 13 Hot 100 hits:
Donny Osmond: "Too Young," "Why" (1972)
Kenny Rogers: "Through the Years," "Love Will Turn You Around" (1982)
Van Halen: "I'll Wait," "Panama" (1984)

No. 13 Hot 100 hits covered as top 10s:
"The 'In' Crowd," Dobie Gray, 1965 (No. 5, as an instrumental, Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1965)
"Everlasting Love," Robert Knight, 1967 (No. 6, Carl Carlton, 1974)
"We've Got Tonight," Bob Seger, 1979 (No. 6, Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton, 1983)
"Hazy Shade of Winter," Simon & Garfunkel (No. 2, the Bangles, 1988)

 

"I Still Believe," Brenda K. Starr, 1988 (No. 4, Mariah Carey, 1999)

Happy New Year!
 
Jeff Lerner
Long Island, New York
 

Thanks Jeff!

When it comes to the No. 13, we're ... lucky ... to have you provide such a great overview of all these hits.

How about a few more?

Here are 20 other great No. 13-peaking Hot 100 entries:

"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," the Walker Bros. (1966)

"Different Drum," Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt (1968)

"Oye Como Va," Santana (1971)

 

"Day By Day," "Godspell" Cast (1972)

"Money," Pink Floyd (1973)

"Because the Night," Patti Smith Group (1978)

"New York Groove," Ace Frehley (1979)

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," McFadden & Whitehead (1979)

"Shadows of the Night," Pat Benatar (1982)

"I Know There's Something Going On," Frida (1983)

"It's a Miracle," Culture Club (1984)

"I Can't Hold Back," Survivor (1985)

 

"Don't Come Around Here No More," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1985)

"Tarzan Boy," Baltimore (1986)

"Where the Streets Have No Name," U2 (1987)

"No Myth," Michael Penn (1990)

"Sweet Dreams," La Bouche (1996)

"Building a Mystery," Sarah McLachlan (1997) (as covered on the season premiere of HBO's "Girls" Sunday night ...)

 

"Hallelujah," Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris featuring Charlie Sexton (2010)

"Moment 4 Life," Nicki Minaj featuring Drake (2011)

 

… plus a fun, goofy No. 13 Country Songs hit from the Dixie Chicks in 2000, "Goodbye Earl" ...

 

… while Social Distortion dragged "Ball and Chain" to No. 13 on Alternative Songs in 1990.

And, a possible new No. 13-peaking Hot 100 hit? P!nk's "Try" reached a highpoint of No. 13 three weeks ago, before slipping to No. 18. It rebounded to No. 16 last week, regaining its bullet.

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'TWAS THE SEASON

Hi Gary,

I have been an avid reader of Chart Beat for many years.

Now that the 2012 holiday season has come to pass, I was wondering if you could refresh us all on the 10 best-selling holiday albums of the SoundScan era?

Looking forward to a great 2013 with your festive wisdom!

Sincerely,

Marc Wilson
Urbana, Illinois

Hi Marc,

Thanks! Since I'm likely still carrying around a few pounds-worth of holiday-related memories, it seems appropriate to recap the top seasonal albums dating to the advent of SoundScan data in 1991.

Here's a look at the top-selling holiday sets in the U.S. in that span:

1, "Miracles: The Holiday Album," Kenny G (7.28 million)
2, "Noel," Josh Groban (5.61 million)
3, "Merry Christmas," Mariah Carey (5.3)
4, "These Are Special Times," Celine Dion (5.27)
5, "Christmas in the Aire," Mannheim Steamroller (3.74)
6, "A Fresh Aire Christmas," Mannheim Steamroller (3.65)
7, "Christmas," Mannheim Steamroller (3.5)
8, "Now Christmas!," various artists (3.45)
9, "Christmas Eve & Other Stories," Trans-Siberian Orchestra (3.39)
10, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Vince Guaraldi Trio (3.27)

The top holiday seller of this past holiday season? Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas Baby," which has shifted 862,000 copies since its October release.

Showing that the holidays are essentially over (unlike my scale is), Stewart's No. 3-peaking set plummets from No. 26 to No. 154 on the Billboard 200 this week, dropping from 28,000 to 3,000 copies sold (down 90 %).

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KRIS ALLEN SALES

Hey Gary,

Huge fan of Chart Beat and I really appreciate your work!

As a big fan of Kris Allen I was worried after he got into a car accident recently. But with his "Out Alive" tour starting and a baby on the way, it seems like 2013 will be a good year for him.

I was wondering what his sales numbers have been, in terms of both singles and albums.

Thanks,

Garrett Clayman
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Thanks Garrett!

Allen and his family appear to be doing well following the accident. "Thank you @ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family ... and the little one we have on the way safe," he Tweeted on Jan. 1. "Also I have the best family, friends, and fans in the world. This has been a crazy time and I'm glad I'm surrounded by amazing people," he added on Jan. 5.

With "American Idol" returning tomorrow night (Jan. 16) on Fox, here's a look at the sales of the series' 2009 champion's two studio albums on RCA (with whom he's no longer signed) and his top-selling songs, according to SoundScan:

Albums (Sales, Title, Billboard 200 Peak, Year)
332,000, "Kris Allen," No. 11, 2009
35,000, "Thank You Camellia," No. 26, 2012

Songs (Sales, Title, Billboard Hot 100 Peak, Year)
1.8 million, "Live Like We're Dying," No. 18, 2010

 

412,000, "Heartless," No. 16, 2009
343,000, "No Boundaries," No. 11, 2009
137,000, "The Truth," featuring Pat Monahan, No. 16 on Adult Top 40, 2010
125,000, "Ain't No Sunshine," No. 37, 2009

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As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20

CHARTED ACTORS & ACTRESSES

Hi Gary,

I've got an addition to your article on actors and actresses who've made their way to Billboard charts, like Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks ("Les Miserables") and Anna Kendricks ("Pitch Perfect") are doing now.

Another actor that has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 is Eddie Murphy. He hit No. 2 in 1985 with "Party All the Time" and No. 27 in 1989 with "Put Your Mouth on Me" (one of my favorite songs of all-time).
 
Thanks,
 
James Holloway
Apopka, Florida

Hi Gary!

I have few more examples of actors/actresses appearing on the Billboard charts.

 
Don Johnson, "Heartbeat" (No. 5, Hot 100, 1986)

Cheryl Ladd, "Think It Over" (No. 34, Hot 100, 1978)

Lynda Carter, "At Last" (No. 6, Traditional Jazz Albums, 2009)

Gloria Loring, "Friends and Lovers," duet with Carl Anderson (No. 2, Hot 100, 1986)

 

Crystal Bernard, "Forever Tonight," duet with Peter Cetera (No. 22, Adult Contemporary, 1995)

Wayne Brady, "A Long Time Coming" (No. 2, Heatseekers Albums, 2008)

Vicki Lawrence, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (No. 1, two weeks, Hot 100, 1973)

Jack Wagner, "All I Need" (No. 2, Hot 100, 1985)

John Schneider, four No. 1s, Country Songs, 1984-86

David Soul, "Don't Give Up on Us" (No. 1, one week, Hot 100, 1977)

Gwyneth Paltrow, "Cruisin'," duet with Huey Lewis (No. 1, one week, Adult Contemporary, 2000)

And, of course, Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson were successful actresses before dominating several Billboard charts.

Thanks,

Edwin Kagawa
Hilo, Hawaii

Thanks James and Edwin.

 

If we're going to mention John Schneider, we have to note Tom Wopat's success on Country Songs, too, don't we? Not only did Bo Duke scale the chart in the '80s, but so did Luke: Wopat logged 10 entries on the list in 1986-91, rising as high as No. 16 with "The Rock and Roll of Love" 25 years ago.

Wopat remains so active that Rosco would probably still have trouble catching him. In addition to having recently released a pop standards album, "Consider It Swung," he's a member of the superstar-studded cast of the box office blockbuster "Django Unchained," which also stars fellow actor/singer Jamie Foxx.

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COLD 100

@gthot20 I noticed that "Ice" by Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne (was) at no. 100 -- again. What's the record for most weeks spent at that spot?

@SamYunono

Hi Sam,

Although "Ice" heats up slightly this past week, rising from No. 100 to 98 on the Hot 100, the song has ranked at No. 100 four times: last week (Jan. 19) and its first three (Sept. 15, Nov. 10, 17).

With four frames at No. 100, "Ice" ties a Hot 100 record: the most weeks a title has spent at the chart's anchor spot. Here are the seven songs to do so, along with their peak positions:

"Ice," Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne, No. 88, 2012
"Maps," Yeah Yeah Yeahs, No. 87, 2004
"I'd Rather," Luther Vandross, No. 83, 2002
"Crawling in the Dark," Hoobastank, No. 68, 2002
"Angels in Waiting," Tammy Cochran, No. 73, 2001

 

"Brian Wilson," Barenaked Ladies, No. 68, 1998
"Da Doo Ron Ron," Shaun Cassidy, No. 1, 1977

While the mark could be considered dubious, the list above contains such memorable songs as Barenaked Ladies' '90s rock classic, Vandross' nine-week Adult R&B No. 1 and Cassidy's pure pop Hot 100 leader.

 

 

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