Biggest Jumps to #1 (U.S.)

• 96 > 1 – Britney Spears — “Womanizer” (October 25, 2008)

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• 80 > 1 – T.I. featuring Rihanna — “Live Your Life” (October 18, 2008)

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• 71 > 1 – T.I. — “Whatever You Like” (September 6, 2008)

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• 64 > 1 – Maroon 5 — “Makes Me Wonder” (May 12, 2007)

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• 53 > 1 – Rihanna — “Take a Bow” (May 24, 2008)

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• 52 > 1 – Kelly Clarkson — “A Moment Like This” (October 5, 2002)

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• 51 > 1 – Usher featuring Young Jeezy — “Love in This Club” (March 15, 2008)

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• 42 > 1 – Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake — “Give It to Me” (April 21, 2007)

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• 41 > 1 – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z — “Umbrella” (June 9, 2007)

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• 34 > 1 – Rihanna — “SOS” (May 13, 2006)

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Changes in when the eligibility of a single first begins, as well as more accurate digital download totals, have made abrupt chart jumps more commonplace. From 1955-2001, under Billboard’s previous methodologies, only two singles ascended directly to #1 from a previous position beneath the Top 20: The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love”, which jumped from #27 to the top slot in April 1964, and Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” which jumped from #23 to #1 in June 1998.

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NOTE: Information last updated in January of 2013. Information subject to change in the future.