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.
Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
“Give It to Me” (April 21, 2007)