Never mind 15 minutes of fame. How about four or more decades?
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 (’70s, ’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.)
Six acts have added a fourth distinct decade of appearing in the Hot 100’s top 10 in the ’20s (in addition to Williams’ haul stretching to a fifth decade): Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and, most recently, The Beatles, whose aptly titled “Now and Then,” upon its No. 7 debut on the Nov. 18, 2023, chart, enhances their résumé to top 10s in the ’60s, ’70s, ’90s and ’20s.
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 ’60s, ’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 enduring artist that has ranked in the top 10 in four or more distinct decades.
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