The Supremes, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, The Beatles & Boyz II Men
The Supremes, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, The Beatles & Boyz II Men
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Hot 100 Turns 60! The Top 60 Duos/Groups Of All Time, From The Beatles to Maroon 5 & More

by Xander Zellner
August 02, 2018, 1:27pm EDT

The Fab Four, The Rolling Stones & Bee Gees ranks at Nos. 1, 2 & 3, respectively.

As we celebrate the Billboard Hot 100's 60th anniversary, Billboard looks at the top-performing duos and groups in the chart's history, dating to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception.    

With a record 20 Hot 100 No. 1s, logged between 1964 and 1970, it should come as no surprise that The Beatles are the No. 1 duo or group, as well as the top act overall.   

     

The quartet's biggest Hot 100 hit, "Hey Jude," spent nine weeks at No. 1 beginning on Sept. 28, 1968, and ranks at No. 12 on the recap of the chart's all-time top 600 songs. The group is the only act to ever occupy the entire top five of the Hot 100 in a week, having achieved the feat on April 4, 1964, with, in order from Nos. 1 to 5, "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me."       

Rounding out the top five duos/groups ranking from Nos. 2 through 5, respectively, are The Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Chicago and The Supremes. At No. 6 is the top-performing duo, Daryl Hall and John Oates.   

Just outside the top 10 is the highest-ranking act whose chart career began in the 2000s: Maroon 5, at No. 11. The Adam Levine-led group's latest hit, "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, currently stands at its No. 3 high on the Hot 100. The band has tallied 14 top 10s, including three No. 1s.    

Here's a look at the top-performing duos and groups over the Hot 100's first 60 years.

60. REO Speedwagon

59. Wham!

58. The Doobie Brothers    

57. The Righteous Brothers

56. Survivor

55. Electric Light Orchestra

54. The Rascals

53. Nickelback

52. The Steve Miller Band   

51. Creedence Clearwater Revival

50. Santana   

49. Journey

48. Genesis

47. New Kids on the Block

46. The Monkees

45. Roxette

44. KC and The Sunshine Band

43. Simon & Garfunkel

42. Herman's Hermits

41. Styx

40. Earth, Wind & Fire

39. Aerosmith

38. Queen

37. The Spinners

36. Air Supply

35. Captain & Tennille   

34. The 5th Dimension

33. Tony Orlando & Dawn

32. Four Tops

31. The Pointer Sisters

30. Fleetwood Mac

29. The Miracles

28. Destiny's Child

27. Starship

26. The Everly Brothers

25. Heart

24. TLC

23. Eagles

22. The Commodores

21. Duran Duran

20. Gladys Knight & The Pips

19. Kool & The Gang

18. Foreigner

17. Bon Jovi

16. Huey Lewis & The News

15. Three Dog Night

14. The Black Eyed Peas

13. The Jacksons

12. Boyz II Men

11. Maroon 5

10. Carpenters

9. The Beach Boys

8. The Temptations

7. The Four Seasons

6. Hall & Oates

5. The Supremes

4. Chicago

3. Bee Gees

2. The Rolling Stones

1. The Beatles

The Top 60 Duos/Groups of All-Time on the Billboard Hot 100 ranking is based on weekly performance on the Hot 100 from its Aug. 4, 1958, inception through July 21, 2018. All songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with cumulative weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods. Artists are then ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above, of all their Hot 100 chart entries.