17 (Or More …) No. 17 Hot 100 Hits for 2017

Billy Joel, LL Cool J and Katy Perry
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Billy Joel, LL Cool J and Katy Perry.

As we ring in 2017, let's celebrate with songs that peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

As we ring in 2017, it's time for the traditional New Year's Day Chart Beat post: this time, remembering 17 songs that rose to No. 17 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite their falling seven spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100's five-decade-plus history.

First, honorable mentions to: Janis Ian's "At Seventeen," which hit No. 3 in 1975; Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)," which flew to No. 11 in 1982; and Stray Cats' "(She's) Sexy + 17," which reached No. 5 in 1983.

Let's begin back in the Hot 100's early days:

"Having a Party," Sam Cooke, 1962
"Twist and Shout," The Isley Brothers, 1962

"Ring of Fire," Johnny Cash, 1963
"Batman Theme," The Marketts, 1966
"Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me," Tiny Tim, 1968
"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)," Jim Croce, 1972
"The Right Thing to Do," Carly Simon, 1973
"Sweet Talkin' Woman," Electric Light Orchestra, 1978
"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)," Billy Joel, 1978
"King Tut," Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons, 1978
"She's Always a Woman," Billy Joel, 1978
"Crazy Love," Poco, 1979
"September Morn'," Neil Diamond, 1980
"Ain't Even Done With the Night," John Cougar, 1981
"The Stroke," Billy Squier, 1981

"Say Goodbye to Hollywood," Billy Joel, 1981
"Just Once," Quincy Jones feat. James Ingram, 1981

Uh-oh, that's 17 songs and we're only up to 1981. Here are 17 more:

"Love Come Down," Evelyn King, 1982
"Allentown," Billy Joel, 1983
"In a Big Country," Big Country, 1983
"New Attitude," Patti LaBelle, 1985
"Never Ending Story," Limahl, 1985
"Love Is the Seventh Wave," Sting, 1985
"Beds Are Burning," Midnight Oil, 1988
"Rag Doll," Aerosmith, 1988

"Mama Said Knock You Out," LL Cool J, 1991
"Love and Understanding," Cher, 1991
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," Sting, 1993
"More and More," Captain Hollywood Project, 1993
"Mr. Vain," Culture Beat, 1994
"Crazy," Aerosmith, 1994
"I'll Be There for You"/"This House Is Not a Home," The Rembrandts, 1995
"Thank U," Alanis Morissette, 1998
"Desert Rose," Sting feat. Cheb Mami, 2000

We're only at Y2K (to use a hip term from New Year's 17 years ago)? OK, 17 more:

"Soak Up the Sun," Sheryl Crow, 2002
"These Words," Natasha Bedingfield, 2005
"Keep Holding On," Avril Lavigne, 2006
"If Everyone Cared," Nickelback, 2007

"LoveStoned," Justin Timberlake, 2007
"Until the End of Time," Justin Timberlake duet with Beyonce, 2007
"One Step at a Time," Jordin Sparks, 2008
"Light On," David Cook, 2008
"Please Don't Leave Me," P!nk, 2009
"One Time," Justin Bieber, 2010
"Jar of Hearts," Christina Perri, 2011
"Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar, 2012
"Sail," Awolnation, 2013

"Birthday," Katy Perry, 2014
"Elastic Heart," Sia, 2015
"I Want You to Know," Zedd feat. Selena Gomez, 2015
"Make Me…," Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy, 2016


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