One Direction Joins The Beatles & More Groups With Four Members With Solo Top 40 Hot 100 Hits

July 3, 2017 - one direction

Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down” joins before tip 40 entrants by Zayn, Niall Horan Harry Styles.

On this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8), Liam Payne becomes a fourth member of One Direction to nick a tip 40 hit, as “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, jumps 44-34 in a fifth week.

Payne joins (former 1D member) Zayn, Niall Horan and Harry Styles in earning during slightest one solo tip 40 strike on a Hot 100. (The group’s other member, Louis Tomlinson, appearance during No. 52 on a Hot 100 with “Just Hold On,” with Steve Aoki, in December.)

Zayn initial achieved a attainment in Feb 2016 when “Pillowtalk” debuted during No. 1. Horan followed with “This Town,” that reached No. 20 in October, and Styles assimilated a bar in April, when “Sign of a Times” arrived during a No. 4 peak.

When “Strip” debuted, we combed by any rope that has seemed on a Hot 100 (dating to a chart’s Aug. 4, 1958 inception) to find other acts with during slightest 5 members to draft solo anywhere on a chart. Our formula found that Wu-Tang Clan boasts a many organisation members with solo Hot 100 entries: a lofty eight. (Note that this investigate doesn’t embody “supergroups,” like Traveling Wilburys, or one-time all-star acts, such as USA for Africa.)

Where does 1D mount among acts with during slightest 4 members reaching a tip 40 on their own?

The Eagles claim a record for a many organisation members with solo tip 40 Hot 100 hits: five. In sequence of their initial charted solo hits, Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit have all strike a tip 40 detached from a group. The band’s former guitarist Don Felder scarcely done it six, as his sole solo Hot 100 strike reached No. 43.

One Direction is now in a chosen association of The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and U2, all with 4 members with particular tip 40 hits on a Hot 100. The Beatles’ John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul McCartney finished a attainment first. Fleetwood Mac assimilated a Fab Four’s ranks, interjection to Bob Welch, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, followed by U2’s Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen (via a common “Theme From Mission: Impossible,” credited to any artist), Bono and The Edge.

(Of Wu-Tang Clan’s 8 members with solo Hot 100 hits, usually Method Man, Raekwon and Ol’ Dirty Bastard have burst a tip 40.)

1D’s attainment is generally considerable deliberation a members’ ages — nothing is comparison than 25 — and a speed during that 4 of them have all strike a Hot 100’s tip 40 individually: a camber of some-more than only 16 months. That’s even faster than The Beatles, all of whom achieved their initial solo tip 40 Hot 100 singles, in 1969-71, over 21 months.

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