Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1959. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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December 21 1958 – January 17 1959 Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song 4
January 18 – February 7 1959 Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 3
February 8 – March 7 1959 Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee 4
March 8 – April 11 1959 Frankie Avalon - Venus 5
April 12 – May 9 1959 Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me 4
May 10 – 16 1959 Dave 'Baby' Cortez - The Happy Organ 1
May 17 – 30 1959 Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City 2
May 31 – July 11 1959 Johnny Horton - The Battle of New Orleans 6
July 12 – August 8 1959 Paul Anka - Lonely Boy 4
August 9 – 22 1959 Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love 2
August 23 – September 19 1959 Browns - The Three Bells 4
September 20 – October 3 1959 Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk 2
October 4 – November 14 1959 Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife 9 (6)
November 15 – 21 1959 Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue 1
November 22 – December 12 1959 Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife 9 (3)
December 13 – 26 1959 Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number 2
December 27 1959 – January 2 1960 Frankie Avalon - Why 1
Source: Billboard Magazine

16 different songs hit number one in the US during 1959.

Top 5 Songs of 1959

Number One Song of 1959: Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
  1. Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
  2. Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
  3. Lloyd Price - Personality
  4. Frankie Avalon - Venus
  5. Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1959.