Rock and Roll Number One Hits

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<table border=2><tr><td>Name of Song</td><td>Name of Artist</td><td>Date First at<br>Number One</td><td>Length at<br>Number One</td></tr>
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<table border=2><tr><td>Name of Song</td><td>Name of Artist</td><td>Date First at<br>Number One</td><td>Length at<br>Number One</td><td>Lyrics Link</td></tr>
<tr><td>Rock Around the Clock</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haley_And_The_Comets Bill Haley and The Comets]</td><td>9 Jul 1955</td><td>8 weeks</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Rock Around the Clock</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Haley_And_The_Comets Bill Haley and The Comets]</td><td>9 Jul 1955</td><td>8 weeks</td><td>[http://www.mp3lyrics.org/b/bill-haley/rock-around-the-clock/ Lyrics]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>The Yellow Rose of Texas</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Miller Mitch Miller]</td><td>3 Sep 1955</td><td>6 weeks</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>The Yellow Rose of Texas</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Miller Mitch Miller]</td><td>3 Sep 1955</td><td>6 weeks</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>Love is a Many Splendored Thing</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Aces The Four Aces]</td><td>8 Oct 1955</td><td>2 weeks</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>Love is a Many Splendored Thing</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Aces The Four Aces]</td><td>8 Oct 1955</td><td>2 weeks</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>Autumn Leaves</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Williams_(pianist) Roger Williams]</td><td>29 Oct 1955</td><td>4 weeks</td></tr>
 
<tr><td>Autumn Leaves</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Williams_(pianist) Roger Williams]</td><td>29 Oct 1955</td><td>4 weeks</td></tr>
<tr><td>Sixteen Tons</td><td>by [http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford Tennessee Ernie Ford]</td><td>26 Nov 1955</td><td>7 weeks</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Sixteen Tons</td><td>[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford Tennessee Ernie Ford]</td><td>26 Nov 1955</td><td>7 weeks</td></tr>
 
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Revision as of 07:33, 3 November 2008

Songs that hit Number One, showing the artist name, the date the song was first at number one, and the length of time in weeks that the song was at number one

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Contents

1955

Name of SongName of ArtistDate First at
Number One
Length at
Number One
Lyrics Link
Rock Around the ClockBill Haley and The Comets9 Jul 19558 weeksLyrics
The Yellow Rose of TexasMitch Miller3 Sep 19556 weeks
Love is a Many Splendored ThingThe Four Aces8 Oct 19552 weeks
Autumn LeavesRoger Williams29 Oct 19554 weeks
Sixteen TonsTennessee Ernie Ford26 Nov 19557 weeks

1956

  • Memories are Made of This, by Dean Martin, 14 Jan 1956, 5 weeks
  • Rock and Roll Waltz, by Kay Starr, 18 Feb 1956, 1 week
  • Lisbon Antigua, by Nelson Riddle, 25 Feb 1956, 4 weeks
  • Poor People of Paris, by Les Baxter, 24 Mar 1956, 4 weeks
  • Heartbreak Hotel, by Elvis Presley, 21 Apr 1956, 8 weeks
  • The Wayward Wind, by Gogi Grant, 16 Jun 1956, 6 weeks
  • I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, by Elvis Presley, 28 Jul 1956, 1 week

1957

  • Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice, by Elvis Presley, 21 Oct 1957, 7 weeks
  • You Send Me, by Sam Cooke, 2 Dec 1957, 2 weeks
  • April Love, by Pat Boone, 23 Dec 1957, 2 weeks

1958

1959

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by The Platters, 19 Jan 1959, 3 weeks

1960

  • Are You Lonesome Tonight, by Elvis Presley, 28 Nov 1960, 6 weeks

1961

  • Take Good Care of My Baby, by Bobby Vee, 18 Sep 1961, 3 weeks
  • Hit the Road Jack, by Ray Charles, 9 Oct 1961, 2 weeks
  • Runaround Sue, by Dion, 23 Oct 1961, 2 weeks
  • Big Bad John, by Jimmy Dean, 6 Nov 1961, 5 weeks

1962

  • Roses Are Red (My Love), by Bobby Vinton, 14 Jul 1962, 4 weeks
  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, by Neil Sedaka, 11 Aug 1962, 2 weeks
  • The Loco-Motion, by Little Eva, 25 Aug 1962, 1 week
  • Sheila, by Tommy Roe, 1 Sep 1962, 2 weeks

1963

  • If You Wanna Be Happy, by Jimmy Soul, 18 May 1963, 2 weeks
  • It's My Party, by Leslie Gore, 1 Jun 1963, 2 weeks
  • Sukiyaki, by Kyu Sakamoto, 15 Jun 1963, 3 weeks
  • Easier Said Than Done, by The Essex, 6 Jul 1963, 2 weeks

1964

  • There! I've Said it Again, by Bobby Vinton, 4 Jan 1964, 4 weeks
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand, by The Beatles, 1 Feb 1964, 7 weeks
  • She Loves You, by The Beatles, 21 Mar 1964, 2 weeks
  • A Hard Day's Night, by The Beatles, 1 Aug 1964, 2 weeks
  • Everybody Loves Somebody, by Dean Martin, 15 Aug 1964, 1 week
  • Where Did Our Love Go, by The Supremes, 22 Aug 1964, 2 weeks
  • House of the Rising Sun, by The Animals, 5 Sep 1964, 3 weeks

1965

  • Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, by Herman's Hermits, 1 May 1965, 3 weeks
  • Ticket to Ride, by The Beatles, 22 May 1965, 1 week
  • Help Me Rhonda, by Beach Boys, 29 May 1965, 2 weeks
  • Back in My Arms Again, by The Supremes, 12 Jul 1965, 1 week

1966

1967

1968

  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine, by Marvin Gaye, 14 Dec 1968, 7 weeks

1969

1970

  • American Woman/No Sugar Tonight, by Guess Who, 9 May 1970, 3 weeks
  • Everything Is Beautiful, by Ray Stevens, 30 May 1970, 2 weeks
  • The Long and Winding Road/For You Blue, by The Beatles, 13 Jun 1970, 2 weeks
  • The Love You Save, by The Jackson Five, 27 Jul 1970, 2 weeks
  • Mama Told Me (Not to Come), by Three Dog Night, 11 Jul 1970, 2 weeks
  • (They Long to Be) Close to You, by Carpenters, 25 Jul 1970, 4 weeks
  • Make It With You, by Bread, 22 Aug 1970, 1 week
  • War, by Edwin Starr, 29 Aug 1970, 3 weeks

1971

  • Want Ads, by The Honey Cone, 12 Jun 1971, 1 week
  • It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move, by Carole King, 19 Jun 1971, 5 weeks
  • Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian), by The Raiders, 24 Jul 1971, 1 week
  • You've Got a Friend, by James Taylor, 31 Jul 1971, 1 week
  • How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, by Bee Gees, 7 Aug 1971, 4 weeks
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, by Paul and Linda McCartney, 4 Sep 1971, 1 week
  • Go Away Little Girl, by Donny Osmond, 11 Sep 1971, 3 weeks
  • Maggie May/Reason to Believe, by Rod Stewart, 2 Oct 1971, 5 weeks
  • Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves, by Cher, by 6 Nov 1971, 2 weeks
  • Theme from "Shaft", by Isaac Hayes, by 20 Nov 1971, 2 weeks
  • Family Affair, by Sly and the Family Stone, by 20 Nov 1971, 2 weeks
  • Brand New Key, by Melanie, 25 Dec 1971, 3 weeks

1972

  • American Pie, by Don McLean, 15 Jan 1972, 4 weeks
  • Let's Stay Together, by Al Green, 12 Feb 1972, 1 week
  • Without You, by Nilsson, 19 Feb 1972, 4 weeks
  • Heart of Gold, by Neil Young, 18 Mar 1972, 1 week
  • Me and Mrs. Jones, by Billy Paul, 16 Dec 1972, 3 weeks

1973

  • Killing Me Softly With His Song, by Roberta Flack, 24 Feb 1973, 5 weeks
  • Love Train, by The O'Jays, 24 Mar 1973, 1 week
  • The Nights the Lights Went Out in Georgia, by Vicki Lawrence, 7 Apr 1973, 2 weeks
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree, by Dawn, 21 Apr 1973, 4 weeks
  • Will It Go Round in Circles, by Billy Preston, 7 Jul 1973, 2 weeks
  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, by Jim Croce, 21 Jul 1973, 2 weeks
  • The Morning After, by Maureen McGovern, 4 Aug 1973, 2 weeks
  • Touch Me in the Morning, by Diana Ross, 18 Aug 1973, 1 week
  • Brother Louie, by Stories, 25 Aug 1973, 2 weeks
  • Let's Get It On, by Marvin Gaye, 8 Sep 1973, 2 weeks
  • Delta Dawn, by Helen Reddy, 15 Sep 1973, 1 week
  • We're an American Band, by Grand Funk, 29 Sep 1973, 1 week
  • Photograph, by Ringo Starr, 24 Nov 1973, 1 week
  • Top of the World, by Carpenters, 1 Dec 1973, 2 weeks
  • The Most Beautiful Girl, by Charlie Rich, 15 Dec 1973, 2 weeks
  • Time in a Battle, by Jim Croce, 29 Dec 1973, 2 weeks

1974

  • The Night Chicago Died, by Paper Lace, 17 Aug 1974, 1 week
  • (You're) Having My Baby, by Paul Anka with Odia Coates, 24 Aug 1974, 3 weeks
  • I Shot the Sheriff, by Eric Clapton, 14 Sep 1974, 1 week
  • Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, by Barry White, 21 Sep 1974, 1 week

1975

1976

  • Saturday Night, by Bay City Rollers, 3 Jan 1976, 1 week
  • Convoy, by C. W. McCall, 10 Jan 1976, 1 week
  • I Write the Songs, by Barry Manilow, 17 Jan 1976, 1 week
  • Theme from 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To), by Diana Ross, 24 Jan 1976, 1 week
  • Love Rollercoaster, by Ohio Players, 31 Jan 1976, 1 week
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, by Paul Simon, 7 Feb 1976, 3 weeks

1977

1978

  • Baby Come Back, Player, 14 Jan 1978, 3 weeks
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