The Jackson Five

No. 1 songs with all-time shortest titles*

1. "Cry" (Johnny Ray and the Four Lads, 1951)

2. "ABC" (Jackson Five, 1970)

3. "War" (Edwin Starr, 1970)

4. "Ben" (Michael Jackson, 1972)

5. "Bad" (Michael Jackson, 1987)

6. "Fly" (Sugar Ray & Super Cat, 1997)

7. "SOS" (Rihanna, 2006)

*Longest is "(There'll Be a) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go Marching In), by Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (1944)

SOURCE: Jerry Osborne on Collectible Records column (March 17, 2008)