Top Ten Oldest Artists to have a Chart Topping Single (Solo)

Here is a list of artists who managed to make an unexpected comeback at a later age. Some artists made it to no.1 lists well into their 70s.

 

1. Dame Vera Lynn (2009):

Age: 92

Single: “We’ll Meet Again”

Record: Oldest to make it Number 1 on UK charts.

 

2. Tony Bennett (2011):

Age: 85

Single: “Body & Soul”

Record: Oldest to hit Billboard’s Hot 100

 

3. Louis Armstrong (1968):

Age: 66

Single: “What a Wonderful World”

Album: What a Wonderful World

Record: No.1 hit on Top 100 Pop Hits

 

4. Cher (1999):

Age: 52

Single: “Believe”

Album: Believe

Record: No.1 hit on Top 100 Pop Hits

 

5. Morris Mabley:

Age: 75

Single: “Abraham, Mabley and John”

Record: Oldest artist to hit top 40

 

6. Tina Turner (1984):

Age: 45

Single: What’s Love Got To Do With It

Record: Second oldest female singer with Number 1 single in the US.

 

7. Bette Midler (1989):

Age: 44

Single: ”The Wind Beneath My Wings”

Record: It hit No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the US

 

8. Madonna (2000):

Age: 42

Single: “Music”

Record: It hit No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the US.

 

9. Kenny Rogers (1978):

Age: 40

Single: “The Gambler”

Record: US Billboard Hot Country Singles

 

10. Georgia Gibbs:

Age: 36

Single: “Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)”

Record: Number of US Charts

 

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  1. Brandon Johns

    This list is good except for the last part. 36 is far from old!!

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