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15 (Or More …) No. 15 Hot 100 Hits for 2015

Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs (or so ...) that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Happy New Year! As 2015 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers 15 songs that rose to No. 15 peaks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Despite their falling five spots shy of the top 10, all remain memorable hits among the Hot 100’s five-decade-plus history.

Actually … in looking through the Hot 100’s archives, there are so many notable No. 15 hits that spotlighting 15 doesn’t seem enough. So, here’s a bonus 15! And … another 15. Plus, 15 more, making for 60 celebrated No. 15 Hot 100 hits, from Led Zeppelin to Linkin Park, the Rolling Stones to Rihanna and Supertramp to … Supertramp.

“Pretty Paper,” Roy Orbison, 1964


“All I Really Want to Do,” Cher, 1965

“The Thrill Is Gone,” B.B. King, 1970

“Amazing Grace,” Judy Collins, 1971

“Temptation Eyes,” the Grass Roots, 1971

“Black Dog,” Led Zeppelin, 1972

“Space Oddity,” David Bowie, 1973

“Behind Closed Doors,” Charlie Rich, 1973

“China Grove,” the Doobie Brothers, 1973

“Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces,” Cheech & Chong, 1973

“Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker),” the Rolling Stones, 1974

“Dark Horse,” George Harrison, 1975

“S.O.S.,” ABBA, 1975

“Eighteen With a Bullet,” Pete Wingfield, 1975

“Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1),” Tavares, 1976

“Hard Luck Woman,” Kiss, 1977

“Give a Little Bit,” Supertramp, 1977

“Dance the Night Away,” Van Halen, 1979

“Goodbye Stranger,” Supertramp, 1979

“Driver’s Seat,” Sniff ‘N’ the Tears, 1979

“Refugee,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1980

“Never Be the Same,” Christopher Cross, 1980

“The Breakup Song (The Don’t Write ‘Em),” Greg Kihn Band, 1981

“The Voice,” the Moody Blues, 1981

“Love in the First Degree,” Alabama, 1981

“The One You Love,” Glenn Frey, 1982

“Cuts Like a Knife,” Bryan Adams, 1983

“The Curly Shuffle,” Jump ‘N’ the Saddle, 1984

“Don’t Answer Me,” the Alan Parsons Project, 1984

“The Authority Song,” John Cougar Mellencamp, 1984

“You Can’t Get What You Want,” Joe Jackson, 1984

“19,” Paul Hardcastle, 1985

“Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire (Instrumental),” David Foster, 1985

“Emotion in Motion,” Ric Ocasek, 1986

“Brand New Lover,” Dead or Alive, 1987

“A Nightmare on My Street,” D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, 1988

“I Beg Your Pardon,” Kon Kan, 1989

“The Best,” Tina Turner, 1989

“Policy of Truth,” Depeche Mode, 1990

“Wiggle It,” 2 in a Room, 1990

“Let’s Get Rocked,” Def Leppard, 1992

“All I Want,” Toad the Wet Sprocket, 1992

“Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” Digable Planets, 1993

“The Crying Game,” Boy George, 1993

“Indian Outlaw,” Tim McGraw, 1994

“Counting Blue Cars,” Dishwalla, 1996

“Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are),” Pras Michel feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard & introducing Mya, 1998

“When You Believe,” Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey, 1999

“Pinch Me,” Barenaked Ladies, 2000

“No More Drama,” Mary J. Blige, 2002

“The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” Jason Mraz, 2003

“Everytime,” Britney Spears, 2004

“Shut Up and Drive,” Rihanna, 2008

“Shadow of the Day,” Linkin Park, 2008

“Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny),” A.R. Rahman & the Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger, 2009

“Paradise,” Coldplay, 2011

“Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith, 2012

“It’s Time,” Imagine Dragons, 2013

“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker, 2013

“This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan, 2014

And, honorary mention, even though it peaked at No. 23 in 2009 …

“Fifteen,” Taylor Swift, of course!