Biggest Jumps to US Number 1


Information last updated in January of 2013. Information subject to change in the future.

Changes in when the eligibility of a single first begins, as well as more accurate digital download totals, have made abrupt chart jumps more commonplace.

From 1955-2001, under Billboard’s previous methodologies, only two singles ascended directly to #1 from a previous position beneath the Top 20:

The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love”, which jumped from #27 to the top slot in April 1964.

Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” which jumped from #23 to #1 in June 1998.

Image

Britney Spears

“Womanizer” (October 25, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

T.I. featuring Rihanna

“Live Your Life” (October 18, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

T.I.

“Whatever You Like” (October 18, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Maroon 5

“Makes Me Wonder” (May 12, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Rihanna

“Take a Bow” (May 24, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Kelly Clarkson

“A Moment Like This” (October 5, 2002)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Usher featuring Young Jeezy

“Love in This Club” (March 15, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Timbaland featuring
Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake

“Give It to Me” (April 21, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

“Umbrella” (June 9, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1
Image

Rihanna

“SOS” (May 13, 2006)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1