"Fool Me Once" is just the second song powered by a vocal to reign in the chart's decade-long history, echoing a feat first earned by Sade in 2010.
In a format known primarily for its lush arrangements and sexy sax sounds, Lindsey Webster has notched a rare No. 1.
Webster's soulful "Fool Me Once" is the first fully vocals-driven No. 1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Songs chart (where it leads for a second week, dated March 5) since Sade's "Soldier of Love," which reigned for three weeks in February and March 2010. In the history of the radio airplay chart, which began Oct. 22, 2005, the two songs are the only all-out vocals-fueled entries to hit the top (of 132 total No. 1s).
(George Benson and Al Jarreau's "Mornin'" led for five weeks in 2006-07, but it sports scat-singing from Jarreau, as opposed to a fully defined vocal. The song is a mostly-instrumental update of Jarreau's 1983 track "Mornin'," which does boast vocals.)