Hot 100 No. 1s We Really 'Like,' From Barry Manilow to Bruno Mars

Barry Manilow, Bruno Mars & Madonna
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Barry Manilow, Bruno Mars & Madonna

In honor of Bruno Mars hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "That’s What I Like" (on the chart dated May 13), here's something you might like: Billboard looks at all the songs to have topped the Hot 100 with the word "like" in their titles.

Since the chart originated in 1958, 18 "like"-minded titles have hit No. 1, spanning a variety of genres. The earliest, "Walk Like a Man" by The Four Seasons, was the most-liked song of the week on March 2, 1963. Queen of Pop Madonna is the only artist with two-such leaders: "Like a Virgin," in 1984, and "Like a Prayer," in 1989. Meanwhile, T.I. earned the longest reign with a "like"-titled song, as his 2008 hit "Whatever You Like" ruled the chart for seven weeks.

And, for those who like grammar, note that "That's What I Like" is just the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 that employs "like" as a verb, following those by KC and the Sunshine Band, Hi-Five and T.I.

Here is a chronological look at every song that has hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with the word "like" in its title. There's a lot to like.

(Title, Artist, Peak Date, Weeks at No. 1)

"Walk Like a Man," The 4 Seasons, March 2, 1963, 3 weeks

"Feel Like Makin' Love," Roberta Flack, Aug. 10, 1974, 1 week

"He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)," Tony Orlando & Dawn, May 3, 1975, 3 weeks

"That's the Way (I Like It)," KC and the Sunshine Band, Nov. 22, 1975, 2 weeks

"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," Leo Sayer, Jan. 15, 1977, 1 week

"Looks Like We Made It," Barry Manilow, July 23, 1977, 1 week

"(Just Like) Starting Over," John Lennon, Dec. 27, 1980, 5 weeks

"Like a Virgin," Madonna, Dec. 22, 1984, 6 weeks

"Walk Like an Egyptian," The Bangles, Dec. 20, 1986, 4 weeks

"Like a Prayer," Madonna, April 22, 1989, 3 weeks

"I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)," Hi-Five, May 18, 1991, 1 week

"A Moment Like This," Kelly Clarkson, Oct. 5, 2002, 2 weeks

"Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell, Dec. 11, 2004, 3 weeks

"Whatever You Like," T.I., Sept. 6, 2008, 7 weeks

"Like a G6," Far*East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev, Oct. 30, 2010, 3 weeks

"Moves Like Jagger," Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, Sept. 10, 2011, 4 weeks

"Someone Like You," Adele, Sept. 17, 2011, 5 weeks

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars, May 13, 2017, 1 week (to date)


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