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    Post Martin Scores 18 #1s on Hot 100

    With the No. 1 debut of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" on the Billboard Hot 100, the song's co-writer and co-producer, Max Martin, adds yet another chart-topping achievement to his resume.

    As a songwriter, "Shake" is Martin's 18th No. 1, placing him in third place among writers with the most leaders in the Hot 100's 56-year history. He ranks behind only Paul McCartney, with 32 No. 1s, and John Lennon (26). Martin breaks out of a tie with Mariah Carey (17) for sole possession of the third-most No. 1s among writers.

    Martin (real name: Martin Sandberg) first ruled the Hot 100 as a writer (and producer) of Britney Spears' "…Baby One More Time," which led for two weeks beginning on Jan. 30, 1999.

    He co-wrote "Shake" with Shellback (real name: Karl Schuster) and Swift. Martin and Shellback co-produced the track.

    "Shake" is also Martin's 16th No. 1 as a producer, ranking him in a four-way tie for the second-most No. 1s among producers in Hot 100 history. Joining him with 16 No. 1s each are Jimmy Jam, Dr. Luke and Terry Lewis. The producer with the most No. 1s in chart history is George Martin, with 23. Martin produced 19 of the Beatles' 20 No. 1s (the most leaders among artists).

    "Shake" also marks Martin's milestone 50th Hot 100 top 10 as a writer.

    In honor of his latest coronation, here's a recap of Martin's 18 Hot 100 No. 1s as a writer. His first, Britney Spears' "…Baby," is his only No. 1 that he solely wrote and produced. He wrote all his other No. 1s in collaboration with others. (Of his leaders, only 'N Sync's "It's Gonna Be Me" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" were not also produced by Martin.)

    Impressively, 16 of Martin's 18 No. 1s have reigned in just the last six years.

    Britney Spears, "…Baby One More Time," 1999
    'N Sync, "It's Gonna Be Me," 2000
    Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl," 2008
    P!nk, "So What," 2008
    Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You," 2009
    Britney Spears, "3," 2009
    Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, "California Gurls," 2010
    Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream," 2010
    P!nk, "Raise Your Glass,"2010
    Britney Spears, "Hold It Against Me," 2011
    Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T.," 2011
    Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," 2011
    Katy Perry, "Part of Me," 2012
    Maroon 5, "One More Night," 2012
    Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," 2012
    Katy Perry, "Roar," 2013
    Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse," 2014
    Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off," 2014

    Max Martin Scores 18th No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 | Billboard


 

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