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).

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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).
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.


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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