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Long Islanders who have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Starting Tuesday, July 31 at noon and running through Sunday night, Aug. 5, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Ch. 3) will mark the 60th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 chart by playing in chronological order every No. 1 hit starting from the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, debut -- Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool." 

Nelson wasn’t from Long Island, but during the past 60 years, there have been 10 LIers who have reached No.1 on the Hot 100.

U.S. Bonds

Gary "U.S." Bonds performs at The 6th Annual
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U.S. Bonds, “Quarter to Three” (June 26-July 9, 1961): Although he recorded the song -- a major influence on Bruce Springsteen -- as a young man in his hometown, Norfolk, Va., Bonds (whose real name is Gary Anderson) has been a longtime Wheatley Heights resident.

Harry Chapin

American singer-songwriter Harry Chapin (1942 - 1981) plays
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Harry Chapin, “Cat's in the Cradle” (Dec. 21-27, 1974) The late singer-songwriter from Huntington scored with this poignant tale of a father who paid the price for neglecting his son.

Billy Joel

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Billy Joel: The Piano Man from Hicksville had three No. 1 songs: “It's Still Rock and Roll to Me” (July 19-Aug. 1, 1980); “Tell Her About It” (Sept. 24-30, 1983) and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (Dec. 9-22, 1989). (And in case you were wondering,1974's “Piano Man” only got as high as No. 4.)

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock 'N Roll” (March 20-May 7, 1982): The Calfornia native had moved to Long Beach by the time she recorded this classic head-banger.

Debbie Gibson

Singer Debbie Gibson, 16, practices in the studio
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Debbie Gibson: The Merrick teen had two: “Foolish Beat” (June 25-July 1, 1988) and “Lost in Your Eyes” (March 4-24, 1989).

Taylor Dayne

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Taylor Dayne: The Baldwin singer (whose real name is Leslie Wunderman) had one chart-topper: “Love Will Lead You Back” (April 7-13, 1990).

Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey: What can you say about our Harborfields High School alum when it comes to turning out chart-toppers? She’s had 18 (tied with Elvis Presley, two shy of the Beatles, who have the most No. 1s):  “Vision of Love” (Aug. 4-31, 1990); “Love Takes Time” (Nov. 10-30, 1990); “Someday” (March 9-22, 1991); “I Don’t Wanna Cry" (May 25-June 7, 1991); “Emotions” (Oct. 12-Nov. 1, 1991); “I’ll Be There” (June 20-July 3, 1992); "Dreamlover"  (Sept. 11-Nov. 5, 1993); "Hero" (Dec. 25, 1993-Jan. 21, 1994); "Fantasy"  (Sept. 30-Nov. 24, 1995); "One Sweet Day"  (Dec. 2, 1995-March 22, 1996) (with Boyz II Men); "Always Be My Baby" (May 4-17, 1996); "Honey" (Sept 13-Oct. 3, 1997); "My All" (May 23-29, 1998); "Heartbreaker" (Oct 9-22, 1999) (featuring Jay-Z); "Thank God I Found You" (Feb. 19-25, 2000) (featuring Joe and 98 Degrees); “We Belong Together” (June 4-July 1, 2005; July 9-Sept. 16, 2005); “Don’t Forget Us” (Dec. 31, 2005-Jan. 13, 2006); “Touch My Body” (April 12-25, 2008).


Shaggy performs "Englishman In New York" at the
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Shaggy: The Jamaica-born performer, now living in Valley Stream, shared credit for two No.1s: “It Wasn’t Me” (Feb 3-16, 2001) (featuring Ricardo "RikRok" Ducent) and “Angel” (March 31-April 6, 2001) (featuring Rayvon).

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez: For many years, Jenny’s block was in Brookville, where she lived with ex-husband Marc Anthony; besides a solo chart-topper, she shares three No.1s, including one with a fellow Long Islander: "If You Had My Love" (June 12-July 16, 1999); “I’m Real”  (Sept. 8-28; Oct. 20-Nov. 2, 2001) (featuring Ja Rule); “Ain’t It Funny” (March 9-April 19, 2002) (featuring Ja Rule); “All I Have” (Feb 8-March 7, 2003) (featuring Bay Shore native and current Manhasset resident LL Cool J).

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