June 7, 2022

The Unsung Two-Hit Wonders

Matt Mesher

We all know 2 is twice as great as 1. Yet when it comes to music, it’s One-Hit Wonders who get all the attention. What about all of the unsung Two-Hit Wonders?

We wanted to find out more about them.

So we ranked artists by the height of their songs' popularity and how long they were popular. Using Billboard's Weekly Top 100, we assigned points for each week a song made the list. A song positioned # 1, 10 and 100 across three weeks gets a score of 191 (100+90+1). Then we ranked two-hit artists by their combined song scores.

This is what we found. Who's in your top 5?

About the author

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Matt Mesher
Section Title 1