What does Joe Jonas have in common with Paul McCartney in Hot 100 history?

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Joe Jonas' Comeback Song "Cake By the Ocean" with Band DNCE

Joe Jonas' new group is off to a Fab start.

As previously reported, the Jonas-fronted DNCE jumps 41-26 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 23) with its debut Republic Records single "Cake by the Ocean."

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When considering Jonas' full chart history, the rise of "Cake" places him in elite territory, as Jonas has now hit the Hot 100's top 40 under three billings: before DNCE, he tallied 10 top 40 hits in 2007-09 as part of Jonas Brothers, while he notched two as a soloist in 2008.

Jonas, thus, joins a select cluster of chart veterans who've scored such a triple, led by, most prominently, Paul McCartney. With the Beatles, Macca tallied 50 top 40 Hot 100 hits. Wings notched 23 (some credited to Paul McCartney & Wings), and McCartney has added 31 more solo (apart from Wings billings), including pairings with his late wife Linda, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and, most recently, Rihanna and Kanye West.

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Jonas and McCartney are joined by other choice company. Other acts that have hit the Hot 100's top 40 solo and with at least two groups: Paul Carrack, Ice Cube, Johnny Gill, CeeLo Green, Ted Nugent, Donny Osmond, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, Tommy Shaw and John Waite.

Meanwhile, Eric Clapton has hit the Hot 100's top 40 as a soloist and with three groups: Cream, Derek & the Dominos and the Yardbirds.

Near-miss: McCartney's fellow Beatle George Harrison, along with Tom Petty, would make the cut if supergroup Traveling Wilburys (also featuring Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and ELO's Jeff Lynne) had risen five notches higher with "Handle With Care." The all-star single (from the first of the band's two albums) hit No. 45 on the Hot 100 in 1988.

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And, honorable mention to acts that could be included if considering one-time charity acts, like USA for Africa (of which Dylan was a part), which crowned the Hot 100 for four weeks in 1985 with "We Are the World": the ballad's writers, Jackson (Jackson 5) and Lionel Richie (Commodores), as well as (among soloists on the song), Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon and Tina Turner.

(Other one-offs, including Band-Aid, Dionne & Friends and Voices That Care, among others, would add more acts to the three-fer honor roll.)

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One more honorable mention: to Joe Jonas' former Jonas Brothers brother (and still real-life brother ...;) Kevin Jonas, for getting in on the guessing as to who has achieved the feat:

If Grohl can score a solo top 40 entry on the Hot 100, to go along with hits that he's notched with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, you'll be correct, Kevin!

--Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield, Alex Vitoulis & Trevor Anderson

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Singer Joe Jonas of DNCE performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 24: Joe Jonas of DNCE performs during the Revival Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 25, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 11: (L-R) Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle and Jin Joo Lee participates in DNCE Hits 97.3 Live Session on June 11, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Singer Joe Jonas and guitarist JinJoo Lee of the band DNCE performs during Selena Gomez in concert at The Prudential Center on June 2, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Joe Jonas of the band DNCE performs live on SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up at SiriusXM Studios on June 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: (L-R) Musicians Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle of band DNCE visit Music Choice on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Musicians Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas, and Cole Whittle of DNCE attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Singer Joe Jonas of DNCE and actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld perform at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Singer-songwriter/musician Joe Jonas attends the 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at the StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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