The following story first posted on Billbooard.com on Jan. 18, 2011.
Diva extraordinaire Cher‘s single “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” couldn’t be titled more appropriately.
On the Dance Club Songs chart dated Jan. 29, 2011, the song reaches No. 1, making the leading lady the only act to have notched a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each of the last six decades, including her output as half of duo Sonny & Cher.
In fitting Cher style, she tells Billboard, “How can it be six decades when I’m only four decades?”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” is lifted from Cher’s film Burlesque and won a Golden Globe Award for best original song. Written by Diane Warren, the ballad was remixed into an uptempo number for dance floors by the likes of Dave Audé, StoneBridge, Edson Pride and Almighty.
Cher collected her first leader on a Billboard list Aug. 14, 1965, when Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” began its first of three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
In the ’70s, she racked up a trio of Hot 100 No. 1s on her own with the story songs “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” (1971), “Half-Breed” (1973) and “Dark Lady” (1974). She notched another ’70s No. 1 with Sonny, “All I Ever Need Is You,” on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart in 1971.
Moving forward to the ’80s, the AC chart continued to be a friend to Cher, as she locked up No. 1s on the survey in 1989 with “After All,” with Peter Cetera, and her iconic “If I Could Turn Back Time” (also written by Warren).
In the ’90s, Cher stormed back to the Hot 100, where she reigned for four weeks at No. 1 in 1999 with the title track from her album Believe. The song would go on to finish 1999 has the year’s top Hot 100 hit. It also hit No. 1 on Dance Club Songs in 1999, as did two more singles from Believe: “Strong Enough” and “All or Nothing.”
In the ’00s, Cher landed a further pair of No. 1s on Dance Club Songs: “A Different Kind of Love Song” in 2002 and “When the Money’s Gone” in 2003, both from her album Living Proof.