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This Is the Most Common Song Title Ever For a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hit

DaBaby
Daniel Ramos

DaBaby

DaBaby charts the third top 10 'Rockstar' … but is that a record?

Want to become a rock star? It might help to record a song called "Rockstar."

Though it's not the most common song title ever for a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Rockstar" is the most common title in the 21st century, as DaBaby's song by that name, featuring Roddy Ricch, debuts at No. 9 on the survey dated May 2.

The song follows two other compositions titled "Rockstar" that have reached the Hot 100's top 10: Nickelback's roared to No. 6 in 2007 and Post Malone's, featuring 21 Savage, ruled for eight weeks in 2017.

Since 2000, no other title has appeared in the region more than twice.

As for the Hot 100's entire history, which dates to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception, what is the most frequently-appearing title for a top 10 hit?

We combed through the nearly 5,000 top 10 smashes in the Hot 100's archives for the answer, as, below, we list every example of titles that have hit the tier via at least three versions. (For the purposes of this research, only exact titles were deemed eligible, so, among others, sorry, "Sorry"; while Buckcherry and Justin Bieber's songs by that name count, "Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)," by The Impalas, and "Sorry 2004," by Ruben Studdard, prevent "Sorry" from inclusion.)

And, for hit-making advice beyond releasing your own song called "Rockstar"? Brevity is key to the titles below, as all but one are three words or fewer, with 19 consisting of only one word.

Without … further delay, here are the most common song titles among Hot 100 top 10s all-time. (Versions of the same composition are noted with an asterisk for each title.)

Five versions

"Without You"

Johnny Tillotson, No. 7 peak, 1961
Nilsson, No. 1 (four weeks), 1972*
Motley Crue, No. 8, 1990
Mariah Carey, No. 3, 1994* (listed with B-side "Never Forget You")
David Guetta feat. Usher, No. 4, 2011

Four versions

"Angel"
Madonna, No. 5, 1985
Aerosmith, No. 3, 1988
Sarah McLachlan, No. 4, 1999
Shaggy feat. Rayvon, No. 1 (one week), 2001

"Cherish"

The Association, No. 1 (three weeks), 1966*
David Cassidy, No. 9, 1971*
Kool & The Gang, No. 2, 1985
Madonna, No. 2, 1989

"Forever"
The Little Dippers, No. 9, 1960
Kiss, No. 8, 1990
Chris Brown, No. 2, 2008
Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem, No. 8, 2009

"Lady"

Styx, No. 6, 1975
Little River Band, No. 10, 1979
Kenny Rogers, No. 1 (six weeks), 1980
D'Angelo, No. 10, 1996

"My Love"
Petula Clark, No. 1 (two weeks), 1966
Paul McCartney & Wings, No. 1 (four weeks), 1973
Lionel Richie, No. 5, 1983
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I., No. 1 (three weeks), 2006

"Stay"

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, No. 1 (one week), 1960
Shakespear's Sister, No. 4, 1992
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, No. 3, 2013
Zedd & Alessia Cara, No. 7, 2017

Three versions

"Because of You"
98 Degrees, No. 3, 1998
Kelly Clarkson, No. 7, 2005
Ne-Yo, No. 2 2007

"Crazy"

Patsy Cline, No. 9, 1961
Seal, No. 7, 1991
Gnarls Barkley, No. 2, 2006

"Dance With Me"
Orleans, No. 6, 1975
Peter Brown with Betty Wright, No. 8, 1978
Debelah Morgan, No. 8, 2001

"Dangerous"

Roxette, No. 2, 1990
Busta Rhymes, No. 9, 1998
Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon, No. 5, 2008

"Don't Cry"
Asia, No. 10, 1983
Guns N' Roses, No. 10, 1991
Lil Wayne feat. XXXTentacion, No. 5, 2018

"Fire"

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, No. 2, 1968
Ohio Players, No. 1 (one week), 1975
The Pointer Sisters, No. 2, 1979

"Girlfriend"
Pebbles, No. 5 1988
*Nsync feat. Nelly, No. 5, 2002
Avril Lavigne, No. 1 (one week), 2007

"Heaven"

Bryan Adams, No. 1 (two weeks), 1985*
Warrant, No. 2, 1989
DJ Sammy & Yanou feat. Do, No. 8, 2002*

"Hero"
Mariah Carey, No. 1 (four weeks), 1993-94
Enrique Iglesias, No. 3, 2001
Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott, No. 3, 2002

"I Like It"

Dino, No. 7, 1989
Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull, No. 4, 2010
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, No. 1 (one week), 2018

"I'll Be There"
Jackson 5, No. 1 (five weeks), 1970*
The Escape Club, No. 8, 1991
Mariah Carey, No. 1 (two weeks), 1992*

"Love Song"

The Cure, No. 2, 1989
Tesla, No. 10, 1990
Sara Bareilles, No. 4, 2008

"Magic"
Pilot, No. 5, 1975
Olivia Newton-John, No. 1 (four weeks), 1980
B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo, No. 10, 2010

"Missing You"

John Waite, No. 1 (one week), 1984
Diana Ross, No. 10, 1985
Case, No. 4, 2001

"One"
Three Dog Night, No. 5, 1969
Bee Gees, No. 7, 1989
U2, No. 10, 1992

"Photograph"

Ringo Starr, No. 1 (one week), 1973
Nickelback, No. 2, 2005
Ed Sheeran, No. 10, 2015

"Real Love"
The Doobie Brothers, No. 5, 1980
Jody Watley, No. 2, 1989
Mary J. Blige, No. 7, 1992

"Rockstar"

Nickelback, No. 6, 2007
Post Malone feat. 21 Savage, No. 1 (eight weeks), 2017
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, No. 9 (to-date), 2020

"Someday"
Glass Tiger, No. 7, 1987
Mariah Carey, No. 1 (two weeks), 1991
Sugar Ray, No. 7, 1999

"Sukiyaki"

Kyu Sakamoto, No. 1 (three weeks), 1963*
A Taste of Honey, No. 3, 1981*
4PM, No. 8, 1995*

"The Loco-Motion"
Little Eva, No. 1 (one week), 1962*
Grand Funk, No. 1 (two weeks), 1974*
Kylie Minogue, No. 3, 1988*

"Tonight"

Ferrante & Teicher, No. 8, 1961
New Kids on the Block, No. 7, 1990
Jonas Brothers, No. 8, 2008

"Tragedy"
Thomas Wayne with the Delons, No. 5, 1959*
The Fleetwoods, No. 10, 1961*
Bee Gees, No. 1 (two weeks), 1979

"Venus"

Frankie Avalon, No. 1 (five weeks), 1959
The Shocking Blue, No. 1 (one week), 1970*
Bananarama, No. 1 (one week), 1986*

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
The Supremes, No. 1 (two weeks), 1966*
The Vanilla Fudge, No. 6, 1968*
Kim Wilde, No. 1 (one week), 1987*