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Bill Lamb

Cher Has #1 Hits In Each of the Last Six Decades

By January 19, 2011

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Cher has kicked off a new decade of success on the music charts without wasting much time. As her single "You Haven't Seen the Last Of Me" rises to #1 on the dance chart, it marks the sixth decade in a row that Cher has released at least one chart-topping hit. She is the first recording artist to achieve that feat.  The streak began when Sonny and Cher hit #1 on the pop singles chart back in 1965 with "I Got You Babe." In the 1970s Cher emerged as a top solo artist gaining #1 pop hits with "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves," "Half Breed," and "Dark Lady." In the 1980s she ruled the adult contemporary chart with "If I Could Turn Back Time" and the Peter Cetera duet "After All." Cher returned to the top of the pop singles chart in the 1990s with "Believe." In the 2000s three singles, "Song For the Lonely," "A Different Kind Of Love Song," and "When the Money's Gone" topped the dance chart. Now in the 2010s Cher is back topping charts with "You Haven't Seen the Last Of Me" from Burlesque. Since the 1960s Cher has reached the pop top 40 more than 20 times as a solo artist and has a dozen top 40 albums to her credit.

  • Listen to Dave Aude remix of "You Haven't Seen the Last Of Me"

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