Steely Dan, 1975

Walter Becker (left) and Donald Fagen pose for a portrait while making their album 'The Royal Scam' at The Village Recorder studio on Nov. 23, 1975 in Los Angeles.

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The band, founded by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, charted 15 entries, including two classic top 10s.

Upon the news of Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker having died Sunday (Sept. 3) at age 67, Billboard remembers the Rock and Roll Hall Fame band's biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The jazz-influenced rock group, which Becker co-founded with Donald Fagen, earned 15 Hot 100 entries, including three top 10s, starting with its debut hit, 1973's No. 6-peaking "Do It Again." Among 10 total top 40 hits on the chart, the act returned to the top 10 with 1974's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (its highest-peaking song) and "Hey Nineteen" (No. 10, 1981). Two more hits by the band peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100: "Reeling in the Years" (1973) and "Peg" (1978).

On the Billboard 200 albums chart, Steely Dan boasts 13 charted titles, including five top 10s. The group charted highest on the list with Aja (No. 3, 1977) and added its two most recent top 10s in the 2000s: Two Against Nature (No. 6, 2000) and Everything Must Go (No. 9, 2003).

Here is a recap of Steely Dan's top-performing songs on the Hot 100.

Steely Dan's Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

 

Rank, Title, Peak Pos./Date
1, "Do It Again," No. 6, Feb. 10, 1973
2, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number, No. 4, Aug. 3, 1974
3, "Hey Nineteen," No. 10, Feb. 14, 1981
4, "Reeling in the Years," No. 11, May 12, 1973
5, "Peg," No. 11, March 11, 1978
6, "Deacon Blues," No. 19, June 10, 1978
7, "Time Out of Mind," No. 22, April 25, 1981
8, "FM (No Static at All)," No. 22, July 29, 1978
9, "Josie," No. 26, Oct. 14, 1978
10, "Black Friday," No. 37, June 21, 1975

Steely Dan's Biggest Billboard Hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the Sept. 9, 2017, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.

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