The Beatles, *NSYNC, One Direction & More: 20 Groups With Multiple Members Who Have Scored Solo Top 40 Hot 100 Hits


Niall Horan's new solo single "This Town" bounds 63-25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 22), following its first full week of tracking. As Zayn crowned the chart dated Feb. 20 with his first solo single, "Pillowtalk" (the week that it debuted), One Direction now boasts two members who have hit the Hot 100's top 40 as soloists.

That puts the group in good company historically.

Here's a look at 20 star-packed groups from throughout the Hot 100's six-decade history with multiple members who have scored top 40 hits as soloists. Among them, in addition to 1D: The Beatles, all four of whom got by on their own (apart from the usual help from their bandmate friends), Destiny's Child, the Jackson 5, *NSYNC and U2 (whose Bono and The Edge teamed up for one hit and Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen joined on another). Meanwhile, five Eagles made solo flights to the Hot 100's top 40.

Included are each soloist's biggest Hot 100 hit (based on Billboard's methodology whereby songs are ranked on an inverse point system, with eras weighted to account for different chart turnover rates in various periods).

The Beatles
George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It a Pity" (No. 1, four weeks, 1970)
Paul McCartney, "Say Say Say," with Michael Jackson (No. 1, six weeks, 1983)
John Lennon, "(Just Like) Starting Over" (No. 1, five weeks, 1980)
Ringo Starr, "You're Sixteen" (No. 1, one week, 1974)

Bee Gees
Barry Gibb, "Guilty," with Barbra Streisand (No. 3, 1981)
Robin Gibb, "Oh! Darling" (No. 15, 1978)

The Black Eyed Peas
Fergie, "Big Girls Don't Cry" (No. 1, one week, 2007), "OMG," Usher feat. (No. 1, four weeks, 2010)

The Cars
Ric Ocasek, "Emotion in Motion" (No. 15, 1986)
Benjamin Orr, "Stay the Night" (No. 24, 1987)

Destiny's Child
Beyonce, "Irreplaceable" (No. 1, 10 weeks, 2006)
LeToya, "Torn" (No. 31, 2006)
Kelly Rowland, "Dilemma," Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland (No. 1, 10 weeks, 2002)

Glenn Frey, "You Belong to the City" (No. 2, 1985)
Don Henley, "Dirty Laundry" (No. 3, 1983)
Randy Meisner, "Hearts on Fire" (No. 19, 1981)
Timothy B. Schmit, "Boys Night Out" (No. 25, 1987)
Joe Walsh, "Life's Been Good" (No. 12, 1978)

Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Buckingham, "Trouble" (No. 9, 1982)
Christine McVie, "Got a Hold on Me" (No. 10, 1984)
Stevie Nicks, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (No. 3, 1981)

Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)" (No. 1, two weeks, 1998)
Wyclef Jean, "Hips Don't Lie" (No. 1, two weeks, 2006)

Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise" (No. 1, four weeks, 1989)
Peter Gabriel, "Sledgehammer" (No. 1, one week, 1986)

Belinda Carlisle, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (No. 1, one week, 1987)
Jane Wiedlin, "Rush Hour" (No. 9, 1988)

Jackson 5
Jermaine Jackson, "Daddy's Home" (No. 9, 1973)
Michael Jackson, "Say Say Say," with Paul McCartney (No. 1, six weeks, 1983)

Jonas Brothers
Joe Jonas, "This Is Me," with Demi Lovato (No. 9, 2008)
Nick Jonas, "Jealous" (No. 7, 2015)

New Edition
Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative" (No. 1, one week, 1989)
Johnny Gill, "Rub You the Right Way" (No. 3, 1990)
Ralph Tresvant, "Sensitivity" (No. 4, 1991)

New Kids on the Block
Jordan Knight, "Give It to You" (No. 10, 1999)
Joey McIntyre, "Stay the Same" (No. 10, 1999)

JC Chasez, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" (No. 35, 2003)
Justin Timberlake, "SexyBack" (No. 1, seven weeks, 2006)

Dr. Dre, "No Diggity," BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre (No. 1, four weeks, 1996)
Ice Cube, "It Was a Good Day" (No. 15, 1993)

One Direction
Niall Horan, "This Town" (No. 25, as of the chart dated Oct. 22, 2016)
Zayn, "Pillowtalk" (No. 1, one week, 2016)

Bono & The Edge, "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)," Jay Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna (No. 16, 2010)
Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen, "Theme From Mission: Impossible" (No. 7, 1996)

The Who
Roger Daltrey, "Without Your Love" (No. 20, 1980)
Pete Townshend, "Let My Love Open the Door" (No. 9, 1980)

Wu Tang Clan
Method Man, "I'll Be There for You"/"You're All I Need to Get By," with Mary J. Blige (No. 3, 1995)
Raekwon, "Incarcerated Scarfaces"/"Ice Cream" (No. 37, 1995)