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 December 7 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 - 2016
Year $AGEORANNIV Artist - Title Weeks at
number one
1940 -- Bing Crosby - Only Forever 9
1941 1 Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo 9
1942 2 Bing Crosby - White Christmas 11
1943 3 Mills Brothers - Paper Doll 12
1944 4 Ella Fitzgerald and Ink Spots - I'm Making Believe 2
1945 5 Bing Crosby - It's Been A Long, Long Time 1
1946 6 Frankie Carle - Rumors Are Flying 8
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 Tony Bennett - Cold Cold Heart 6
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 Sam Cooke - You Send Me 2
1958 18 Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him 3
1959 19 Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife 9
1960 20 Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight 6
1961 21 Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John 5
1962 22 Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry 5
1963 23 Singing Nun - Dominique 4
1964 24 Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely 1
1965 25 Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! 3
1966 26 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 1
1967 27 Monkees - Daydream Believer 4
1968 28 Supremes - Love Child 2
1969 29 Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 2
1970 30 Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown 2
1971 31 Sly and The Family Stone - Family Affair 3
1972 32 Helen Reddy - I Am Woman 1
1973 33 Carpenters - Top Of The World 2
1974 34 Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting 2
1975 35 Silver Convention - Fly Robin Fly 3
1976 36 Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) 8
1977 37 Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life 10
1978 38 Chic - Le Freak 6
1979 39 Styx - Babe 2
1980 40 Kenny Rogers - Lady 6
1981 41 Olivia Newton-John - Physical 10
1982 42 Toni Basil - Mickey 1
1983 43 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say 6
1984 44 Hall and Oates - Out of Touch 2
1985 45 Mr. Mister - Broken Wings 2
1986 46 Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is 1
1987 47 George Michael - Faith 4
1988 48 Chicago - Look Away 2
1989 49 Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire 2
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 Janet Jackson - Again 2
1994 54 Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee 6
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 Mary J. Blige - Family Affair 6
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 Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Love You 2
2007 67 Alicia Keys - No One 5
2008 68 Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 4
2009 69 Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind 5
2010 70 Pink - Raise Your Glass 1
2011 71 Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love 10
2012 72 Rihanna - Diamonds 3
2013 73 Lorde - Royals 9
2014 74 Taylor Swift - Blank Space 7
2015 75 Adele - Hello 10
2016 76 Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles 3
Source: Billboard