Taylor Swift Now Has the Third Most Top 40 Singles

TAYLOR SWIFT’s latest single “Me!” debuted at #2 on the Hot 100 this week.   It’s her 57th Top 40 hit, if you can believe that . . . and it puts her in good company.

 TAYLOR SWIFT's latest single "Me!" debuted at #2 on the Hot 100 this week.   It's her 57th Top 40 hitout before if you can believe that . . . and it puts her in good company.
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Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 – Photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com

She’s now tied with ELTON JOHN for the third most songs in the Top 40.  And Elton hasn’t even had one in 20 years.

DRAKE is the top dog with 95 hits.  LIL WAYNE and ELVIS PRESLEY are tied for second with 81 each.

(Obviously, old-schoolers like Elton and Elvis will eventually drop off the list . . . but it’s impressive that they racked up so many hits in the days BEFORE iTunes and streaming, where every song on every album can hit the charts.)

(Not to mention the fact that Elvis’ biggest hits came out before the Hot 100 even existed.  Otherwise, his count would have been a lot higher.)

(Forbes)