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From 'Crocodile Rock' to 'Rockstar,' Every Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Rock' in Its Title
from: billboard.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable 12 "rock" songs have reached the Hot 100's summit.

On this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 28), Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, rises 2-1, earning both rappers their first No. 1.

"Rockstar" isn't the first "rock" song to reach the summit. That is, it's not the first song with the word "rock" in its title to hit No. 1. We dug through all 1,068 songs to that have led the list (dating to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception) and found that "Rockstar" is the 12th "rock" song to hit No. 1.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" is the longest-leading such song, as it ruled the Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (more "rock"!), follows with six weeks at No. 1 in 2011.

Post Malone & 21 Savage Earn First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Rockstar' Further, 1974 was the biggest year for "rock" songs, as three of the 12 tracks hit No. 1 that year. Two, The Hues Corporation's "Rock the Boat" and George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby," hit No. 1 back-to-back.

Meanwhile, and paradoxically, not all 12 songs are actually in the rock genre, including Post Malone's "Rockstar," "Party Rock Anthem" and Michael Jackson's "Rock With You."

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