Rock and Roll Number One Hits

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Songs that hit Number One, Artist, date first at number one, and length of time at number one

Contents

1955

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

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