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.

NEXT


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