Music Artists With Top 10 Hot 100 Hits in Four or More Decades

Four or more decades of hits from these music icons

An elite 11 artists have achieved top 10 placements on the US Hot 100 songs chart in four or more decades, led by Andy Williams and Michael Jackson, with top 10 ranks in five decades each.

Williams extended his top 10 Hot 100 run (1950s, ’60s, ’70s, 2010s and ’20s) thanks to his holiday perennial “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” while Jackson (1970s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s and ’10s) most recently ranked in the region via his featured turn on Drake‘s “Don’t Matter to Me” in 2018. (Jackson also appeared in the top 10 for a week in the ’60s, although not as a soloist; The Jackson 5, with him as a member, first reached the bracket with “I Want You Back” on the chart dated Dec. 27, 1969.)

In addition to Williams, four acts have added a fourth distinct decade of appearing in the Hot 100’s top 10 in the ’20s: Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Elton John and, most recently, Snoop Dogg, as “Bad Decisions,” with Benny Blanco and BTS, bounded onto the chart dated Aug. 20, 2022, at No. 10, granting the rapper top 10s in the 1990s, 2000s, ’10s and ’20s.

He became the second act in 2022 to join the vaunted club, after John (1970s, ’80s, ’90s and 2020s) hit No. 7 with “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix),” with Dua Lipa, in January.

Notably, Cher inaugurated the honor, when “Just Like Jesse James” held at its No. 8 Hot 100 high on the chart dated Jan. 6, 1990, earning the iconic entertainer top 10s in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

With acts encompassing every decade of the Hot 100’s existence, dating to the chart’s start in August 1958, here’s a look at each artist that has ranked in the top 10 in four or more distinct decades.

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