Ringo Starr's Top 10 Billboard Hits

Ringo Starr circa 1970

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Ringo Starr rose to international fame as a member of the Beatles, but he's always been more than just a drummer. As this special look at his biggest Hot 100 songs illustrates, once Starr got a chance to step into the spotlight solo in the '70s he showed he was a hitmaker in his own right. It was 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in the U.S. and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and as music fans everywhere celebrate Beatlemania's start in America, it's also the perfect time to honor the four members' work as individuals. So turn up your speakers and scroll down as we begin with Ringo's top 10 Billboard hits.

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This chart of Ringo Starr's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the chart dated Feb. 8, 2014. Songs are ranked using an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.


"You’re Sixteen"

Hot 100 Peak: 1 (1 week), Peak Date: 1/26/74



Hot 100 Peak: 1 (1 week), Peak Date: 11/24/73


"No No Song/Snookeroo"

Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 4/5/75


"It Don’t Come Easy"

Hot 100 Peak: 4, Peak Date: 6/5/71


"Oh My My"

Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date: 4/27/74


"Only You"

Hot 100 Peak: 6, Peak Date: 1/11/75


"Back Off Boogaloo"

Hot 100 Peak: 9, Peak Date: 5/13/72


"A Dose Of Rock ‘N’ Roll"

Hot 100 Peak: 26, Peak Date: 11/6/76


"Wrack My Brain"

Hot 100 Peak: 38, Peak Date: 12/12/81


"It’s All Down To Goodnight Vienna/Oo-Wee"

Hot 100 Peak: 31, Peak Date: 7/12/75

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