Quincy Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

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As Q turns 80, we rank the top 20 Hot 100 hits he's ever produced.

Quincy Jones celebrates his 80th birthday today (March 14) and over his many fruitfull years in music, the legendary producer and musician has worked with countless greats including Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin. To honor his decades of tireless hitmaking on this special occasion, Billboard has ranked the 20 biggest Hot 100 hits that Jones produced.

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This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.

  1. 1

    "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for seven weeks. Peak Date: March 5, 1983

  2. 2

    "We Are The World" USA For Africa

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for four weeks. Peak Date: April 13, 1985

  3. 3

    "Beat It" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for three weeks. Peak Date: April 30, 1983

  4. 4

    "Rock With You" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for four weeks. Peak Date: January 19, 1980

  5. 5

    "Baby Come To Me" Patti Austin with James Ingram

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for two weeks. Peak Date: February 19, 1983

  6. 6

    "Man In The Mirror" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for two weeks. Peak Date: March 26, 1988

  7. 7

    "The Girl Is Mine" Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 2. Peak Date: January 8, 1983

  8. 8

    "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1. Peak Date: January 23, 1988

  9. 9

    "It's My Party" Lesley Gore

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for two weeks. Peak Date: June 1, 1963

  10. 10

    "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1. Peak Date: September 19, 1987

  11. 11

    "I'll Be Good To You" The Brothers Johnson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 3. Peak Date: July 10, 1976

  12. 12

    "Bad" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for two weeks. Peak Date: October 24, 1987

  13. 13

    "Dirty Diana" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1. Peak Date: July 2, 1988

  14. 14

    "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 1. Peak Date: October 13, 1979

  15. 15

    "Give Me The Night" George Benson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 4. Peak Date: September 27, 1980

  16. 16

    "You Don't Own Me" Lesley Gore

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 2. Peak Date: June 1, 1964

  17. 17

    "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 5. Peak Date: July 16, 1983

  18. 18

    "Strawberry Letter 23" The Brothers Johnson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 5. Peak Date: September 24, 1977

  19. 19

    "Thriller" Michael Jackson

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 4. Peak Date: March 3, 1984

  20. 20

    "She's A Fool" Lesley Gore

    Hot 100 Peak: No. 5. Peak Date: December 7, 1963.