Number One with a Bullet
Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 17, 2005
In Reply to: Number One with a Bullet posted by Aaron on April 17, 2005
: I'm curious as to what the phrase "Number One with a Bullet" means.
: I know that it is the title of a movie and maybe others? I seem to encounter this phrase often now in music - as "I'll be your Number One with a Bullet", I have no idea what that means, just curious. Help me out please.
Just a guess.
At one time ( and maybe still to this day ) there would be a listing in Billboard Magazine of the top 500 singles of music.
If a particular song was quickly becoming a hit and was selling a good quantity of product the editors of Billboard would put a bullet icon in front of the listing to indicate a soon-to-be hit.
Once a song hit #1 then it lost it's bullet having achieved the top position.
A number one with a bullet really did not exist but it seems to mean the super best of the best.