The following artists have had the most individual number one hit singles over all time.

ArtistTotal Number Ones
Elvis Presley21
The Beatles18
Westlife13
Madonna13
Take That12
Ed Sheeran11
Eminem9
Abba9
Oasis8
Cliff Richard and The Shadows8
The Rolling Stones8
McFly7
Spice Girls7
Michael Jackson7
U26
Robbie Williams7
Kylie Minogue7
All Saints6
Cliff Richard16
Boyzone6
Blondie6
Rod Stewart6
Slade6
Guy Mitchell6
Frankie Laine6
Rihanna7
Calvin Harris9
JLS6
Ariana Grande6
Justin Bieber6
Sugababes6
Britney Spears5
Black Eyed Peas5
S Club 75
The Police5
The Bee Gees5
The Shadows5
Little Mix5
Sam Smith5
Drake5
Busted4
Usher4
Daniel Bedingfield4
Geri Halliwell4
Whitney Houston4
George Michael6
Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds4
B*witched4
The Jam4
Shakin Stevens4
Wham!4
The Pet Shop Boys4
T.Rex4
The Everly Brothers4
Roy Orbison4
Frank Ifield4
NeYo4
Lily Allen4
Katy Perry4
Lady Gaga7
Jason Derulo4
Olly Murs4
Bruno Mars4
One Direction4
Jennifer Lopez3
Peter Andre3
Girls Aloud3
Will Young4
Christina Aguilera4
Gareth Gates3
Elton John5
Ronan Keating3
Atomic Kitten3
Queen4
Jason Donovan3
Celine Dion3
Robson and Jerome3
Aqua3
David Bowie4
John Lennon3
Bucks Fizz3
Frankie Goes To Hollywood3
The Hollies3
Jive Bunny3
Donny Osmond3
10CC3
Gary Glitter3
Mud3
Brotherhood Of Man3
Lonnie Donegan3
Gerry and The Pacemakers3
The Searchers3
Manfred Mann3
The Kinks3
Sandie Shaw3
The Stargazers3
Doris Day3
Johnnie Ray3
Rosemary Clooney3
Dickie Valentine3
Leona Lewis3
Pixie Lott3
Cheryl Cole3
Tinie Tempah3
Adele3
Rita Ora3
Rudimental3
Will i am3
James Arthur3
Ellie Goulding3
Pharrell Williams3
Clean Bandit4
Jess Glynne3
Luis Fonsi And Daddy Yankee3
LadBaby3
Weeknd3
Arctic Monkeys2
Pussycat Dolls2
Nelly4
Eric Prydz2
R Kelly2
Beyonce4
George Harrison2
Pink3
Destinys Child2
Hear Say2
Bob The Builder2
Blue3
Gabrielle3
Craig David2
A12
Steps2
New Kids On The Block2
Snap2
The Righteous Brothers2
Cher9
Wet Wet Wet3
Shaggy4
UB403
Mr Blobby2
Mariah Carey3
The Outhere Brothers2
Blur2
The Prodigy2
The Fugees2
Gary Barlow3
The Chemical Brothers2
The Spice Girls2
Puff Daddy and Faith Evans2
Various Artists2
Billie4
The Vengaboys2
The Specials2
Kenny Rogers2
Dexys Midnight Runners2
Don McLean2
Adam and the Ants2
Culture Club2
Phil Collins2
Duran Duran2
Diana Ross2
Mungo Jerry2
Dawn2
The New Seekers2
David Cassidy2
Gilbert OSullivan2
Wizzard2
Suzi Quatro2
David Essex2
The Bay City Rollers2
Art Garfunkel2
David Soul2
Boney M2
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John2
The Boomtown Rats2
Michael Holliday2
Anthony Newley2
Adam Faith2
Petula Clark2
Helen Shapiro2
John Leyton2
Shirley Bassey2
Frankie Vaughan2
Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas2
Cilla Black2
Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames2
The Seekers2
Tom Jones2
The Walker Brothers2
The Spencer Davis Group2
Frank Sinatra2
The Beach Boys2
Engelbert Humperdinck2
Tommy James and The Shondells2
Scaffold2
Marmalade2
Kay Starr2
Perry Como2
David Whitfield3
Eddie Calvert2
Don Cornell2
Winifred Atwell2
Tennessee Ernie Ford2
Jimmy Young2
Bill Haley and His Comets2
Dreamweavers2
Connie Francis2
Russ Conway2
Bobby Darin2
Shakira2
Justin Timberlake2
Coldplay2
Dizzee Rascal3
Taio Cruz2
Roll Deep2
The Wanted2
Jessie J3
Pitbull2
Example2
DJ Fresh2
David Guetta5
Gotye2
Cheryl5
Maroon 52
Duke Dumont2
Sigma2
Robin Thicke2
Miley Cyrus2
OneRepublic2
Mr Probz2
Mark Ronson2
DJ Khaled2
George Ezra2
Calvin Harris And Sam Smith2
Lewis Capaldi2
Lil Nas X2
Stormzy2
Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello2
Rockstar2
Olivia Rodrigo2
Gorillaz1
James Blunt1
2Pac1
Crazy Frog1
Akon2
Tony Christie1
Stereophonics1
Ciara1
Steve Brookstein1
Michelle1
LMC vs U21
Sam and Mark1
DJ Casper1
Eamon1
Frankee1
Mario Winans1
Shapeshifters1
Streets1
3 Of A Kind1
Natasha Bedingfield1
Brian McFadden1
Ja Rule1
Band Aid 201
Michael Andrews1
Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne1
David Sneddon1
Tatu1
Room 51
Tomcraft1
Evanescence1
Blu Cantrell1
Fatman Scoop1
Aaliyah1
Enrique Iglesias1
Holly Valance1
Liberty X1
Elvis vs JXL1
Darius1
Blazin Squad1
Will Young and Gareth Gates1
Las Ketchup1
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland1
DJ Sammy1
Blue featuring Elton John1
Emma Bunton1
Shaggy feat. Rikrok1
Limp Bizkit1
Rui Da Silva1
5ive1
So Solid Crew1
Roger Sanchez1
Christina Aguilera Lil Kim Mya Pink1
Shaggy feat. Rayvon1
DJ Pied Piper1
DJ Otzi1
Afroman1
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman1
Manic Street Preachers1
Chicane and Bryan Adams1
Melanie C and Lisa Left Eye Lopes1
Fragma1
Oxide and Neutrino1
Madison Avenue1
Billie Piper1
Sonique1
Black Legend1
Corrs1
Five and Queen1
Melanie C2
Spiller1
Modjo1
Mariah Carey and Westlife1
LeAnn Rimes1
Sinead OConnor1
Beats International featuring Lindy Layt1
Adamski1
Englandneworder1
Partners In Kryme1
Bombalurina1
The Steve Miller Band1
Maria McKee1
The Beautiful South1
Vanilla Ice1
Iron Maiden1
Enigma1
The KLF1
The Simpsons1
The Clash1
Hale and Pace1
Chesney Hawkes1
Color Me Badd1
Bryan Adams1
Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff1
George Michael and Elton John1
Shakespears Sister1
Right Said Fred1
KWS1
Erasure1
Jimmy Nail1
The Shamen1
Tasmin Archer1
Boyz II Men1
Charles and Eddie1
2 Unlimited1
The Bluebells1
George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stans1
Ace Of Base1
Freddie Mercury1
Culture Beat1
Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince1
Take That featuring Lulu1
Meat Loaf1
Chaka Demus and Pliers1
D:Ream1
Doop1
Prince1
Tony Di Bart1
Stiltskin1
Manchester United Football Squad1
Whigfield1
Pato Banton1
Baby D1
East 171
Rednex1
Cher Chrissie Hynde and Neneh Cherry1
Livin Joy1
Simply Red1
Coolio featuring LV1
Babylon Zoo1
Mark Morrison1
Gina G1
Fugees1
Deep Blue Something1
Dunblane1
Tori Amos1
White Town1
LL Cool J1
No Doubt1
Olive2
Eternal featuring Bebe Winans1
Hanson1
Will Smith1
The Verve1
Teletubbies1
Cornershop1
Run DMC vs Jason Nevins1
The Tamperer featuring Maya1
Another Level1
Jamiroquai1
The Manic Street Preachers1
Melanie B featuring Missy Elliott1
Spacedust1
Chef1
Fatboy Slim1
9111
The Offspring1
Armand Van Helden1
Lenny Kravitz1
Mr Oizo1
Martine McCutcheon1
The Backstreet Boys1
Shanks and Bigfoot1
Baz Luhrmann1
A.T.B.1
Ricky Martin1
Lou Bega1
Eiffel 651
Five2
The Wamdue Project1
The Pretenders1
Fern Kinney1
The Detroit Spinners1
Johnny Logan1
Mash1
Olivia Newton John and ELO1
Odyssey1
Kelly Marie1
Barbra Streisand1
St Winifreds School Choir1
Joe Dolce Music Theatre1
Roxy Music1
Smokey Robinson2
Aneka1
Soft Cell1
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin1
Queen and David Bowie1
Julio Iglesias1
The Human League1
Kraftwerk1
Tight Fit1
The Goombay Dance Band1
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder1
Nicole2
Madness1
Adam Ant1
Charlene1
Captain Sensible1
Irene Cara1
Survivor1
Musical Youth1
Eddy Grant1
Renee and Renato1
Men At Work1
Kajagoogoo1
Bonnie Tyler1
Spandau Ballet1
New Edition1
Paul Young1
KC and The Sunshine Band1
Billy Joel1
The Flying Pickets1
Paul McCartney2
Nena1
Lionel Richie1
Stevie Wonder1
Chaka Khan1
Jim Diamond1
Band Aid4
Foreigner1
Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson1
Dead Or Alive1
Philip Bailey duet with Phil Collins1
USA For Africa1
Phyllis Nelson1
Paul Hardcastle1
The Crowd1
Sister Sledge1
The Eurythmics1
UB40 ft Chrissie Hynde1
David Bowie and Mick Jagger1
Midge Ure1
Jennifer Rush1
Feargal Sharkey1
A Ha1
Billy Ocean1
Cliff Richard and The Young Ones ft Hank Marvin1
Falco1
Spitting Image1
Doctor and The Medics1
Chris De Burgh1
Boris Gardiner1
Communards1
Nick Berry1
Berlin1
Europe1
The Housemartins1
Jackie Wilson1
Steve Silk Hurley1
Aretha Franklin and George Michael1
Ben E King1
Boy George1
Mel and Kim1
Ferry Aid1
Starship1
The Firm1
Los Lobos1
Rick Astley1
Marrs1
TPau1
Belinda Carlisle1
Tiffany1
Aswad1
S Express1
Fairground Attraction1
Wet Wet Wet and Billy Bragg1
The Timelords1
Bros1
Glenn Medeiros1
Yazz and Plastic Population1
Enya1
Robin Beck1
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan1
Marc Almond with Gene Pitney1
Simple Minds1
The Bangles1
The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden1
Soul II Soul ft Caron Wheeler1
Sonia1
Black Box1
Lisa Stansfield1
Band Aid II1
Edison Lighthouse1
Lee Marvin1
Simon and Garfunkel1
Dana1
Norman Greenbaum1
England World Cup Squad1
Christie1
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles1
Freda Payne1
Matthews Southern Comfort1
Jimi Hendrix Experience1
Dave Edmunds1
Clive Dunn1
Dave and Ansil Collins1
Middle Of The Road1
The Tams1
Benny Hill1
Chicory Tip1
Nilsson1
The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of The Royal Scots...1
Alice Cooper1
Lieutenant Pigeon1
Chuck Berry1
Little Jimmy Osmond1
The Sweet1
Peters and Lee1
The Simon Park Orchestra1
Alvin Stardust1
Paper Lace1
Terry Jacks1
The Rubettes1
Ray Stevens1
Charles Aznavour1
George McCrae1
The Three Degrees1
The Osmonds1
Carl Douglas1
John Denver1
Sweet Sensation1
Ken Boothe1
Barry White1
Status Quo1
The Tymes1
Pilot1
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel1
Telly Savalas1
Tammy Wynette1
Windsor Davies and Don Estelle1
Johnny Nash1
Typically Tropical1
The Stylistics1
Billy Connolly1
Slik1
Four Seasons1
Tina Charles1
J.J. Barrie1
The Wurzels1
The Real Thing1
Demis Roussos1
Elton John and Kiki Dee1
Pussycat3
Chicago1
Showaddywaddy1
Johnny Mathis1
Julie Covington1
Leo Sayer1
Manhattan Transfer1
Deniece Williams1
The Jacksons1
Hot Chocolate1
Donna Summer1
The Floaters1
Baccara1
Wings1
Althia and Donna1
Kate Bush1
Brian and Michael1
The Commodores1
The Village People1
Ian Dury and The Blockheads1
Gloria Gaynor1
Anita Ward1
Tubeway Army1
Gary Numan1
The Buggles1
Lena Martell1
Dr Hook1
Pink Floyd1
Johnny Preston1
Eddie Cochran1
Jimmy Jones1
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates1
Ricky Valance1
Johnny Tillotson1
The Marcels1
Floyd Cramer1
The Temperance Seven1
Del Shannon1
Eden Kane1
The Highwaymen1
Danny Williams1
B. Bumble and The Stingers1
Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard1
Ray Charles1
The Tornados1
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan1
Brian Poole and The Tremeloes1
The Dave Clark 51
The Bachelors1
Peter and Gordon1
The Four Pennies1
The Animals1
The Honeycombs1
Hermans Hermits1
The Supremes1
The Moody Blues1
Unit Four Plus Two1
Roger Miller1
Jackie Trent1
The Byrds1
Sonny and Cher1
Ken Dodd1
The Overlanders1
Nancy Sinatra1
Dusty Springfield1
Chris Farlowe1
The Troggs1
The Small Faces1
Jim Reeves1
The Four Tops1
The Monkees1
Frank and Nancy Sinatra1
The Tremeloes1
Procol Harum1
Scott McKenzie1
The Foundations1
Long John Baldry1
Georgie Fame3
Love Affair1
Esther and Abi Ofarim1
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich1
Louis Armstrong1
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap1
The Equals1
Des OConnor1
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown1
Mary Hopkin1
Joe Cocker1
Hugo Montenegro1
Fleetwood Mac1
The Move1
Amen Corner1
Peter Sarstedt1
Marvin Gaye1
Desmond Dekker and The Aces1
The Beatles with Billy Preston1
Tommy Roe1
Thunderclap Newman1
Zager and Evans1
Creedence Clearwater Revival1
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg1
Bobbie Gentry1
The Archies1
Rolf Harris1
Nizlopi1
Shayne Ward1
Al Martino1
Jo Stafford1
Eddie Fisher2
Lita Roza1
Eddie Fisher featuring Sally Sweetland1
Mantovani and His Orchestra1
David Whitfield with Chorus and Mantovani and his Orchestra1
Kitty Kallen1
Vera Lynn1
Ruby Murray1
Perez Prado1
Tony Bennett1
Alma Cogan1
Slim Whitman1
Johnston Brothers1
Dean Martin1
Ronnie Hilton1
Pat Boone1
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers1
Anne Shelton1
Tommy Steele1
Tab Hunter1
Andy Williams1
Paul Anka1
The Crickets1
Harry Belafonte1
Jerry Lee Lewis1
Marvin Rainwater1
Vic Damone1
The Kalin Twins1
Tommy Edwards1
Lord Rockinghams XI1
Conway Twitty1
Jane Morgan1
The Platters1
Buddy Holly1
Cliff Richard and The Drifters1
Craig Douglas1
Jerry Keller1
Emile Ford and The Checkmates1
Notorious BIG1
Meck ft Leo Sayer1
Chico2
Orson1
Gnarls Barkley1
Sandi Thom1
Nelly Furtado1
Scissor Sisters1
Beyonce ft Jay Z1
Razorlight1
My Chemical Romance1
Fedde Le Grand1
Akon Ft Eminem1
Mika1
Kaiser Chiefs1
Sugababes vs Girls Aloud1
The Proclaimers1
Timbaland ft Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake1
Beyonce and Shakira1
Rihanna ft JayZ1
Timbaland ft Keri Hilson1
Robyn with Kleerup1
Kanye West1
Sean Kingston1
Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua1
Leon Jackson1
Basshunter1
Duffy1
Estelle ft Kanye West1
Madonna ft Justin Timberlake1
Ting Tings1
Mint Royale1
Dizzie Rascal Ft Calvin Harris and Chrome1
Kid Rock1
Kings of Leon1
X Factor Finalists3
Alexandra Burke3
Kelly Clarkson1
Flo Rida ft Kesha1
Jenkins West Jones Gibb1
Tinchy Stryder Ft N Dubz1
Dizzee Rascal and Van Helden1
David Guetta Ft Kelly Rowland1
La Roux1
Cascada1
Tinchy Stryder Ft Amelle1
David Guetta featuring Akon1
JayZ Ft Rihanna and Kanye West1
Chipmunk1
Alexandra Burke ft Flo Rida1
X Factor Finalists 20091
Peter Kays Animated All Star Band1
Rage Against The Machine1
Joe McElderry1
Iyaz1
Owl City1
Helping Haiti (Various Artists)1
Lady GaGa and Beyonce1
Scouting For Girls1
Diana Vickers1
BoB7
David Guetta Ft Chris Willis1
Shout Ft Dizzee Rascal and James Corden1
BoB Ft Hayley Williams1
Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP1
Flo Rida Ft David Guetta1
Alexandra Burke Ft Laza Morgan1
Cee Lo Green1
The X Factor Finalists 20101
The Black Eyed Peas1
Matt Cardle1
Kesha1
Nicole Scherzinger1
LMFAO1
Cher Lloyd1
Nero1
Wretch 321
Dappy1
Sak Noel1
Professor Green1
X Factor Finalists 20111
Military Wives with Gareth Malone1
Flo Rida3
Cover Drive1
Chris Brown1
Carly Rae Jepsen1
Tulisa1
fun.1
Gary Barlow and The Commonwealth Band1
Florence and the Machine1
Wiley1
Sam And The Womp1
Ella Henderson1
The Script1
Psy1
Swedish House Mafia1
Labrinth1
Gabrielle Aplin1
The Justice Collective1
Bingo Players1
Avicii Vs Nicky Romero1
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Ft Wanz1
The Saturdays1
PJ And Duncan1
Meghan Trainor1
Jessie J Ariana Grande And Nicki Minaj1
Daft Punk1
Naughty Boy1
Icona Pop1
Lilly Wood And Robin Schulz1
John Newman1
Nico And Vinz1
Avicii2
Magic!1
Rixton1
Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill1
Lorde1
Storm Queen1
Martin Garrix1
Calvin Harris and Alesso1
Sam Bailey1
Route 941
DVBBS and Borgeous1
5 Seconds Of Summer1
Kiesza1
Aloe Blacc1
SecondCity1
Band Aid 301
Ben Haenow1
King2
Wiz Khalifa1
OMI1
Lost Frequencies1
David Zowie1
Charlie Puth1
Rachel Platten1
Sigala1
KDA1
Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Choir1
Shawn Mendes3
Zayn1
Lukas Graham1
Mike Posner1
Major Lazer1
The Chainsmokers1
Clean Bandit And Anne Marie1
Harry Styles1
Artists For Grenfell1
Dua Lipa1
Taylor Swift1
Post Malone1
Camila Cabello1
Lil Dicky1
Benny Blanco1
Dave5
Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper1
Ava Max1
Ed Sheeran And Justin Bieber1
Tones And I1
Billie Eilish1
Saint Jhn1
Michael Ball/Captain Tom Moore1
Live Lounge Allstars1
Lady Gaga And Ariana Grande1
Jawsh 685 And Jason Derulo1
Joel Corry1
Cardi B1
24KGoldn1
Internet Money And Gunna1
Wham5
Nathan Evans1
Tion Wayne And Russ Millions1
Elton John And Dua Lipa1

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