Number One Single

See what the number one song was each year on your birthday, anniversary, or other special day and listen to a medley of the songs.

This lists the songs that were number one in the US on any date from January 1, 1940 to present. To make it convenient, the songs that hit number one on May 20 are shown below. You can also choose to see the songs that were number one in the UK on any date from January 1, 1953 to present, and in Australia on any date from January 1, 1950 to present.


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 1940 - 2018
Year $AGEORANNIV Artist - Title Weeks at
number one
1940 -- Glenn Miller - The Woodpecker Song 7
1941 1 Jimmy Dorsey - Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) 10
1942 2 Jimmy Dorsey - Tangerine 6
1943 3 Harry James - I've Heard That Song Before 13
1944 4 Bing Crosby - I Love You 5
1945 5 Les Brown - Sentimental Journey 9
1946 6 Ink Spots - The Gypsy 10
1947 7 Ted Weems - Heartaches 12
1948 8 Nat King Cole - Nature Boy 7
1949 9 Vaughn Monroe - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky: A Cowboy Legend 11
1950 10 Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme 11
1951 11 Les Paul and Mary Ford - How High The Moon 9
1952 12 Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango 5
1953 13 Percy Faith - The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) 10
1954 14 Perry Como - Wanted 8
1955 15 Perez Prado - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White 10
1956 16 Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel 8
1957 17 Elvis Presley - All Shook Up 8
1958 18 Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream 4
1959 19 Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City 2
1960 20 Elvis Presley - Stuck On You 4
1961 21 Del Shannon - Runaway 4
1962 22 Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore 1
1963 23 Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy 2
1964 24 Mary Wells - My Guy 2
1965 25 Beatles - Ticket to Ride 1
1966 26 Mamas and Papas - Monday Monday 3
1967 27 Young Rascals - Groovin' 4
1968 28 Archie Bell and The Drells - Tighten Up 2
1969 29 Beatles - Get Back 5
1970 30 Guess Who - American Woman 3
1971 31 Three Dog Night - Joy to the World 6
1972 32 Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 6
1973 33 Edgar Winter - Frankenstein 1
1974 34 Ray Stevens - The Streak 3
1975 35 Earth, Wind and Fire - Shining Star 1
1976 36 Paul McCartney and Wings - Silly Love Songs 5
1977 37 Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke 3
1978 38 Paul McCartney and Wings - With A Little Luck 2
1979 39 Peaches and Herb - Reunited 4
1980 40 Blondie - Call Me 6
1981 41 Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes 9
1982 42 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory 7
1983 43 David Bowie - Let's Dance 1
1984 44 Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy 2
1985 45 Wham! - Everything She Wants 2
1986 46 Whitney Houston - Greatest Love of All 3
1987 47 U2 - With or Without You 3
1988 48 Gloria Estefan - Anything For You 2
1989 49 Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl 2
1990 50 Madonna - Vogue 3
1991 51 Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry 2
1992 52 Kris Kross - Jump 8
1993 53 Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes 8
1994 54 All-4-One - I Swear 11
1995 55 Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It 7
1996 56 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads 8
1997 57 Hanson - MMMBop 3
1998 58 Mariah Carey - My All 1
1999 59 Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca 5
2000 60 Santana feat. The Product G&B - Maria Maria 10
2001 61 Janet - All For You 7
2002 62 Ashanti - Foolish 10
2003 63 Sean Paul - Get Busy 3
2004 64 Usher - Burn 8
2005 65 Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl 4
2006 66 Rihanna - SOS 3
2007 67 T-Pain feat. Yung Joc - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') 1
2008 68 Rihanna - Take a Bow 1
2009 69 Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow 12
2010 70 Eminem - Not Afraid 1
2011 71 Adele - Rolling In The Deep 7
2012 72 Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know 8
2013 73 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us 5
2014 74 John Legend - All of Me 3
2015 75 Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again 12
2016 76 Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla - One Dance 10
2017 77 DJ Khaled and Quavo feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne - I'm The One 1
2018 78 Post Malone feat. 21 Savage - Rockstar 5
Source: Billboard