Artists Who Went Years Between Hits

Artists who went years in between hits songs include...

September 17, 2018

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Artists go in and out of fashion, and sometimes it takes DECADES for someone's ship to come back in.  With that in mind, here's a list of Artists Who Went Years Between Hits:

1.  Paul McCartney:  "Spies Like Us" (#7 in 1986) . . . "FourFiveSeconds" (#4 in 2015)

Years in Between:  29  (This is the current record, for Top 10 hits, by the way.)  (And Paul almost broke ANOTHER chart record this week, for the longest time in between #1 albums.)

2.  Santana:  "Black Magic Woman" (#4 in 1971) . . . "Smooth" (#1 in 1999)

Years in Between:  28

3.  Roy Orbison:  "Oh, Pretty Woman" (#1 in 1964) . . . "You Got It" (#9 in 1989)

Years in Between:  25

4.  Aaron Neville:  "Tell It Like It Is" (#2 in 1967) . . . "Don't Know Much" (#2 in 1989)

Years in Between:  22

5.  The Beatles:  "Got to Get You Into My Life" (#7 in 1976) . . . "Free as a Bird" (#6 in 1995)

Years in Between:  19

6.  Michael Jackson:  "You Rock My World" (#10 in 2001) . . . "Love Never Felt So Good" (#9 in 2014)

Years in Between:  13

7.  Tony Bennett:  "For Once in My Life" (#91 in 1967) . . . "Body and Soul" (#87 in 2011)

Years in Between:  43

8.  Aretha Franklin:  "Respect" (#1 in 1967) . . . "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (#1 in 1987)

Years in Between:  20

9.  Cher:  "Dark Lady" (#1 in 1974) . . . "Believe" (#1 in 1998)

Years in Between:  24

10.  Louis Prima:  "Wonderland by Night" (#15 in 1961) . . . "4th Dimension" (#42 in 2018)

 Years in Between:  57  (Louis Prima died in 1978.  "4th Dimension" is actually a Kanye West / Kid Cudi song that heavily samples Prima's "What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Singin')")

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