With Taylor Swift's 1989 recently celebrating its first birthday, the unstoppable album has joined an exclusive Billboard chart club. The set is the latest to send five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a testament to its enduring iron grip on popular music. (The album hasn't left the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart since debuting at No. 1 on Nov. 15, 2014.)
Launching five (or more) top 10 songs on the Hot 100 is a rare feat that tests an album's longevity and depth. Naturally, scoring five top 10 top hits requires a quintet of viable tracks that can earn strong support via radio and sales (and, more recently, streaming, as well), while holding listeners' interest often a year or more after an album's initial release.