53 Years Into The Billboard Hot 100's History, A Look At Every Dallas Song To Make The Chart

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Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Launched in 1958, the chart combined statistics gleaned from both radio airplay and sales of individual singles to determine a single's popularity.

Today, the Hot 100 chart is topped by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" -- proof positive that the Billboard Hot 100 is, after all, a pop chart, for better or worse. After Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool" became the first No. 1 ever, the coveted The Number One spot has been occupied by such oddball masterpieces as "Disco Duck" and Snow's "Informer." So, fear not: LMFAO's position atop the charts is not a sign of the coming apocalypse. The Hot 100 has indeed been a bastion of dubiousness for longer than many of us have been alive.

But, due to the rising popularity of digital downloading and free music, the Hot 100 has slipped further in relevancy. These days, the Hot 100 tracks digital sales, but is rarely all that comparable with the iTunes charts -- because of radio airplay, we imagine, which may or may not be an adequate litmus test these days. No matter: The Hot 100 soldiers on, and continues to provide a snapshot of what we're supposedly listening to at any given moment, one week at a time.

And, in honor of the Hot 100's 53rd anniversary, we've collected a list of Dallas musicians who have made it onto the infamous chart. The list is pretty exhaustive -- if you think we missed any, though, feel free to post them in the comments. Keep in mind, though, that the Hot 100 is a composite of several other charts, including sales, airplay, and digital sales. Songs like Toadies' "Possum Kingdom", which made it to No. 40 on the Billboard Airplay chart, didn't make it into the Hot 100. Meaning? It got on the radio, but its sales didn't match its radio domination.

Click on the jump for the list.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
"What I Am" (reached #7 in 1988)
"Circle" (#48 in 1988)

Erykah Badu
"On and On" (#12 in 1996)
"Tyrone" (#62 in 1997)
"Southern Gul" (#76 in 1999)
"Bag Lady" (#6 in 2000)
"Love of My Life" (#9 in 2002)
"Danger" (#82 in 2003)
"Honey" (#88 in 2007)
"Window Seat" (#95 in 2010)

Dixie Chicks
"I Can Love You Better" (#77 in 1997)
"There's Your Trouble" (#36 in 1998)
"Wide Open Spaces" (#41 in 1998)
"You Were Mine" (#34 in 1999)
"Tonight the Heartache's On Me" (#46 in 1999)
"Ready to Run" (#39 in 1999)
"Cowboy Take Me Away" (#27 in 1999)
"Goodbye Earl" (#19 in 2000)
"Cold Day in July" (#65 in 2000)
"Without You" (#31 in 2000)
"If I Fall You're Going Down With Me" (#38 in 2001)
"Some Days You Gotta Dance" (#55 in 2001)
"Long Time Gone" (#7 in 2002)
"Landslide" (#7 in 2002)
"Travelin' Soldier" (#25 in 2002)
"Not Ready to Make Nice" (#4 in 2006)
"The Neighbor" (#74 in 2007)

Deep Blue Something
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (#5 in 1995)

Norah Jones
"Don't Know Why" (#30 in 2002)
"Thinking About You" (#82 in 2006)

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
"Wooly Bully" (#2 in 1965)
"Little Red Riding Hood" (#2 in 1966)

Vanilla Ice
"Ice Ice Baby" (#1 in 1990)
"Play That Funky Music" (#4 in 1991)
"Cool as Ice" (#81 in 1991)

Michael Martin Murphey
"Geronimo's Cadillac" (#37 in 1972)
"Wildfire" (#3 in 1975)
"California in the Pines" (#21 in 1975)
"Renegade" (#39 in 1976)
"What's Forever For" (#19 in 1982)
"Still Taking Chances" (#76 in 1982)

Kelly Clarkson
"A Moment Like This" (#1 in 2002)
"Miss Independent" (#9 in 2003)
"Low" (#58 in 2003)
"Breakaway" (#6 in 2004)
"Since U Been Gone" (#2 in 2004)
"Behind These Hazel Eyes" (#6 in 2005)
"Because of You" (#7 in 2005)
"Walk Away" (#12 in 2006)
"Never Again" (#8 in 2007)
"My Life Would Suck Without You" (#1 in 2009)
"I Do Not Hook Up" (#20 in 2009)
"Already Gone" (#13 in 2009)
"All I Ever Wanted" (#96 in 2010)

Leann Rimes
"Blue" (#26 in 1996)
"How Do I Live" (#2 in 1997)
"You Light Up My Life" (#34 in 1997)
"Looking Through Your Eyes" (#18 in 1998)
"Big Deal" (#23 in 1999)
"I Need You" (#11 in 2000)
"Can't Fight the Moonlight" (#11 in 2000)
"Nothin Bout Love Makes Sense" (#52 in 2004)
"Probably Wouldn't Be This Way" (#54 in 2005)
"Something's Gotta Give" (#51 in 2005)
"Nothin' Better to Do" (#73 in 2007)

Bowling for Soup
"Girl All the Bad Guys Want" (#64 in 2002)
"1985" (#23 in 2004)
"Almost" (#46 in 2005)
"High School Never Ends" (#97 in 2006)

Lisa Loeb
"Stay (I Missed You)" (#1 in 1994)
"Do You Sleep" (#18 in 1995)
"Waiting for Wednesday" (#83 in 1996)
"I Do" (#17 in 1997)
"Let's Forget About It" (#71 in 1998)

Meat Loaf
"What You See is What You Get" (#71 in 1971)
"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" (#39 in 1978)
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (#39 in 1978)
"Two out of Three Ain't Bad" (#11 in 1978)
"I'm Gonna Love Her for Both of Us" (#84 in 1981)
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" (#1 in 1993)
"Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" (#13 in 1994)
"Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" (#38 in 1994)
"I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)" (#13 in 1995)
"Not a Dry Eye in the House" (#83 in 1996)

Trini Lopez
"If I Had a Hammer" (#3 in 1963)
"Kansas City" (#23 in 1963)
"Jailer, Bring Me Water" (#94 in 1964)
"What Have I Got of My Own" (#43 in 1964)
"Michael" (#42 in 1964)
"Lemon Tree" (#20 in 1965)
"Sad Tomorrows" (#94 in 1965)
"Are You Sincere" (#85 in 1965)
"Sinner Man" (#54 in 1965)
"I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (#39 in 1966)
"La Bamba Pt. 1" (#86 in 1966)
"Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now" (#93 in 1967)
"Sally Was a Good Old Girl" (#99 in 1968)

Jessica Simpson
"I Wanna Love You Forever" (#3 in 1999)
"Where You Are" (#62 in 2000)
"I Think I'm In Love With You" (#21 in 2000)
"Irresistible" (#15 in 2001)
"With You" (#14 in 2003)
"Take My Breath Away" (#20 in 2004)
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" (#14 in 2005)
"A Public Affair" (#14 in 2006)
"Come On Over" (#65 in 2008)

Ashlee Simpson
"Pieces of Me" (#5 in 2004)
"Boyfriend" (#19 in 2005)
"L.O.V.E." (#22 in 2006)
"Shadow" (#57 in 2004)
"La La" (#86 in 2005)
"Little Miss Obsessive" (#96 in 2008)
"Invisible" (#21 in 2006)

Don Henley
"Johnny Can't Read" (#42 in 1982)
"Dirty Laundry" (#3 in 1982)
"I Can't Stand Still" (#48 in 1983)
"The Boys of Summer" (#5 in 1984)
"All She Wants to Do Is Dance" (#9 in 1985)
"Not Enough Love In The World" (#34 in 1985)
"Sunset Grill" (#22 in 1985)
"The End of the Innocence" (#8 in 1989)
"The Last Worthless Evening" (#21 in 1989)
"The Heart of the Matter" (#21 in 1990)
"How Bad Do You Want It?" (#48 in 1990)
"New York Minute" (#48 in 1990)

Demi Lovato
"This Is Me" (#9 in 2008)
"Get Back" (#43 in 2008)
"La La Land" (#52 in 2008)
"Don't Forget" (#41 in 2009)
"Here We Go Again" (#15 in 2009)
"Skyscraper" (#10 in 2011)

Selena Gomez
"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (#58 in 2008)
"Magic" (#61 in 2009)

Eli Young Band
"Always the Love Songs" (#69 in 2008)
"Crazy Girl" (#46 in 2011)

Michelle Shocked
"Anchorage" (#66 in 1988)

Freddie King
"Hide Away" (#29, 1960)

Ryan Cabrera
"On the Way Down" (#15 in 2004)
"True" (#18 in 2004)
"Shine On" (#86 in 2005)


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ChicGeekGirl
ChicGeekGirl

Im pretty upset that your lack of knowledge of the Dallas Music Scene is so apparent. Everyone knows that Charlie Pride lives in Dallas. And Stevie Ray Vaughn being left off is sacrilege. Steve Miller? What about him. I mean he and SRV are played EVERYDAY on EVERY Classic Rock Station in the entire world. EVERY DAY. I can put the Wikipedia for you up all day long. Dont justify it, just admit it. 

Raine
Raine

Laura Mann -- what "qualifies" you to compile this list?  Charley Pride's ties to Dallas are questionable?  Chances are that man has lived here longer than you have - he may even have lived here longer than you've been alive.  And to omit Stevie Ray Vaughan?!  That's pure sacrilege.

Todd
Todd

I'm surprised that Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Toadies and Tripping Daisy didn't make the list? 

ChrisU
ChrisU

'Hey Paula' by Paul and Paula (remember them?) was recorded in a studio over by Campisi's. Boz Scaggs put several songs in the Hot 100! Lowdown went to #3! there is an ivy covered statue of him in downtown Plano. okay I made up that last part

Alan Levy
Alan Levy

The Five AmericansI See The Light (#26 in '66)Evol - Not Love (#52 in '66)Western Union (#5 in '67)Sound of Love (#36 in '67)Zip Code (#36 in '67)7:30 Guided Tour (#96 in '68)

Jon & RobinDo It Again A Little Bit Slower (#18 in '67)Drums (#100 in '67)Dr. Jon (the Medicine Man) (#87 in '68)

Southwest F.O.B.The Smell of Incense (#56 in '68)

You've left off Ray Price & Charlie Pride as well. (both had like 10 country songs that crossed over to the hot 100)

Also, one could make a case for Steve Miller, Stephen Stills, Boz Scaggs, England Dan & John Ford Coley (as well as Dan Seals solo)

Jaredsmith1985
Jaredsmith1985

Is this the list of "The Shittiest Music to Come From Dallas?"

Jimmy Holcomb
Jimmy Holcomb

According to Joel Whitburn's 'Top Pop Singles 1955-1995,' which lists every song to ever hit the Billboard Hot 100 (singles) chart-----which is what this article was about!-----Stevie Ray Vaughan had only one entry: 'Tick Tock' from The Vaughan Brothers album, which peaked at #65 during a 9-week run. None of his regular solo 45s charted in the Hot 100. (Keep in mind that the Hot 100 at that time was made up of a combination of 45 sales and Top 40 radio airplay

(If you look more closely at Wikipedia's SRV discography, and click on that little link that says 'US Rock' at the top of the Singles section, the chart positions listed for his singles are from Billboard's "Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks" chart, ("a ranking of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music")-------a totally different chart from the Hot 100. So...within the context of this article.....she is *almost* correct.

Laura
Laura

Boz Scaggs never had a song that made it onto the hot 100.  I left off Stills 'cuz he was the only CSNY guy from DFW, and I left Charley Pride off because his Dallas connections are disputable.  Five Americans, FOB and Jon & Robin were genuine misses - thanks!

Laura
Laura

no, just the most popular.

Alan Levy
Alan Levy

Boz Scaggs charted 14 songs in the Hot 100 (8 of which were top 40).

Stephen Still had 7 songs as a solo artist in the H100, including #14 Love the One You're With.

Charley Pride has lived in Dallas since the mid-70's. Granted this was after he was a crossover hitmaker, but still I'd say 35 years residence is enough to qualify him.

England Dan (Dan Seals) & John Ford Coley (John Colley) went to Samuell High School together and were founders of Southwest FOB before they went all yacht rock. After they split, Dan Seals went country and had a couple of crossover H100 hits in the 80's.

Jimmy Holcomb
Jimmy Holcomb

The Five Americans were from Durant, Oklahoma-----although they were on a Dallas-based label, Abnak Records.

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