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Best #1 Singles of the Past 50 Years

Posted August 7th, 2014 @ 7:23am

American music fans love themselves a chart-topper, and these days, no one's as prolific in that regard as Katy Perry. But is she really better than the Beatles and Stones? Yes, says Deadspin, in its definitive (and totally arbitrary) rankings of the 16 best #1 hits of the last 50 years. Here are the top 10 (click on link for all 16):


  1. "Dark Horse," Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

  2. "Satisfaction," Rolling Stones

  3. "Born to Run," Bruce Springsteen

  4. "Billie Jean," Michael Jackson

  5. "Hotel California," The Eagles

  6. "Stairway to Heaven," Led Zeppelin

  7. "Imagine," John Lennon

  8. "Purple Haze," Jimi Hendrix

  9. "Light My Fire," The Doors

  10. "Respect," Aretha Franklin


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