Number One Single 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 December 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 - 2014
Year $AGEORANNIV Artist - Title Weeks at
number one
1940 -- Artie Shaw - Frenesi 13
1941 1 Glenn Miller - Elmer's Tune 1
1942 2 Bing Crosby - White Christmas 11
1943 3 Mills Brothers - Paper Doll 12
1944 4 Bing Crosby and Andrews Sisters - Don't Fence Me In 8
1945 5 Harry James - It's Been A Long, Long Time 3
1946 6 Kay Kyser - Ole Buttermilk Sky 2
1947 7 Vaughn Monroe - Ballerina 10
1948 8 Dinah Shore - Buttons And Bows 10
1949 9 Frankie Laine - Mule Train 6
1950 10 Phil Harris - The Thing 4
1951 11 Eddy Howard - (It's No) Sin 2
1952 12 Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me 4
1953 13 Tony Bennett - Rags To Riches 6
1954 14 Chordettes - Mister Sandman 7
1955 15 Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons 7
1956 16 Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues 9
1957 17 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock 7
1958 18 Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him 3
1959 19 Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number 2
1960 20 Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight 6
1961 21 Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight 3
1962 22 Tornados - Telstar 3
1963 23 Singing Nun - Dominique 4
1964 24 Beatles - I Feel Fine 3
1965 25 Dave Clark Five - Over And Over 1
1966 26 New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral 3
1967 27 Monkees - Daydream Believer 4
1968 28 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 7
1969 29 Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on a Jet Plane 1
1970 30 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 4
1971 31 Melanie - Brand New Key 3
1972 32 Billy Paul - Me And Mrs Jones 3
1973 33 Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl 2
1974 34 Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle 1
1975 35 KC and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It) 2
1976 36 Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) 8
1977 37 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love 3
1978 38 Chic - Le Freak 6
1979 39 Rupert Holmes - Escape (Pina Colada Song) 3
1980 40 Kenny Rogers - Lady 6
1981 41 Olivia Newton-John - Physical 10
1982 42 Hall and Oates - Maneater 4
1983 43 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say 6
1984 44 Madonna - Like a Virgin 6
1985 45 Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me 4
1986 46 Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian 4
1987 47 George Michael - Faith 4
1988 48 Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn 3
1989 49 Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise 4
1990 50 Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song) 4
1991 51 Michael Jackson - Black or White 7
1992 52 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You 14
1993 53 Mariah Carey - Hero 4
1994 54 Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper 2
1995 55 Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day 16
1996 56 Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart 11
1997 57 Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 / Something About The Way You Look Tonight 14
1998 58 R. Kelly and Celine Dion - I'm Your Angel 6
1999 59 Santana - Smooth 12
2000 60 Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part 1 11
2001 61 Nickelback - How You Remind Me 4
2002 62 Eminem - Lose Yourself 12
2003 63 OutKast - Hey Ya! 9
2004 64 Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot 3
2005 65 Chris Brown - Run It! 5
2006 66 Beyonce - Irreplaceable 10
2007 67 Alicia Keys - No One 5
2008 68 T.I. feat. Rihanna - Live Your Life 6
2009 69 Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind 5
2010 70 Katy Perry - Firework 4
2011 71 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love 10
2012 72 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven 6
2013 73 Eminem feat. Rihanna - The Monster 4
2014 74 Taylor Swift - Blank Space 5
Source: Billboard