Biggest Jumps to US Number 1


Information last updated in August of 2020. 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 1955-2020, 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.

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Brandy and Monica

“the Boy Is Mine” (June 06, 1998)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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the Beatles

“Can't Buy Me Love” (April 04, 1964)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Rihanna

“SOS” (May 13, 2006)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

“Umbrella” (June 9, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Timbaland featuring
Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake

“Give It to Me” (April 21, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Usher featuring Young Jeezy

“Love in This Club” (March 15, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Kelly Clarkson

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

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Rihanna

“Take a Bow” (May 24, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Flo Rida

“Right Round” (February 20, 2009)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Rihanna featuring Drake

“What's My Name?” (November 20, 2010)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Maroon 5

“Makes Me Wonder” (May 12, 2007)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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T.I.

“Whatever You Like” (September 08, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Taylor Swift

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (September 01, 2012)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Taylor Swift

“Look What You Made Me Do” (September 16, 2017)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Eminem. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent

“Crack a Bottle” (February , 2009)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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T.I. featuring Rihanna

“Live Your Life” (October 18, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Britney Spears

“Womanizer” (October 25, 2008)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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Kelly Clarkson

“My Life Would Suck Without You” (February 7, 2009)

Jumped from 0 to Number 1

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