To have a song number hit number one song in the US is a major accomplishment. But to have the number one song of the year is even bigger achievement. Below is a list of the number one song of each year from 1946 to 2014, and the four songs other songs in the top five.

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1946

Number One Song of 1946: Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love
  1. Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love
  2. Eddy Howard - To Each His Own
  3. Ink Spots - The Gypsy
  4. Frank Sinatra - Five Minutes More
  5. Frankie Carle - Rumors Are Flying

1947

Number One Song of 1947: Francis Craig - Near You
  1. Francis Craig - Near You
  2. Harmonicats - Peg O' My Heart
  3. Ted Weems - Heartaches
  4. Ray Noble and Buddy Clark - Linda
  5. Tex Williams - Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette

1948

Number One Song of 1948: Pee Wee Hunt - Twelfth Street Rag
  1. Pee Wee Hunt - Twelfth Street Rag
  2. Peggy Lee - Manana
  3. Bing Crosby - Now Is The Hour
  4. Margaret Whiting - A Tree In The Meadow
  5. Jon and Sondra Steele - My Happiness

1949

Number One Song of 1949: Vaughn Monroe - Riders In The Sky
  1. Vaughn Monroe - Riders In The Sky
  2. Frankie Laine - That Lucky Old Sun
  3. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
  4. Perry Como - Some Enchanted Evening
  5. Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting - Slipping Around

1950

Number One Song of 1950: Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers - Goodnight Irene
  1. Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers - Goodnight Irene
  2. Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
  3. Anton Karas - Third Man Theme
  4. Gary and Bing Crosby - Sam's Song
  5. Gary and Bing Crosby - Simple Melody

1951

Number One Song of 1951: Nat King Cole - Too Young
  1. Nat King Cole - Too Young
  2. Tony Bennett - Because Of You
  3. Les Paul and Mary Ford - How High The Moon
  4. Rosemary Clooney - Come On-a My House
  5. Mario Lanza - Be My Love

1952

Number One Song of 1952: Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
  1. Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
  2. Kay Starr - Wheel Of Fortune
  3. Johnnie Ray - Cry
  4. Jo Stafford - You Belong To Me
  5. Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart

1953

Number One Song of 1953: Percy Faith - Song From Moulin Rouge
  1. Percy Faith - Song From Moulin Rouge
  2. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Vaya Con Dios
  3. Patti Page - Doggie In The Window
  4. Eddie Fisher - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. Ames Brothers - You, You, You

1954

Number One Song of 1954: Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot
  1. Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot
  2. Perry Como - Wanted
  3. Rosemary Clooney - Hey There
  4. Crew Cuts - Sh-Boom
  5. Jo Stafford - Make Love To Me

1955

Number One Song of 1955: Perez Prado - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  1. Perez Prado - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  2. Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
  3. Mitch Miller - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  4. Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  5. Les Baxter - Unchained Melody

1956

Number One Song of 1956: Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  1. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  2. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
  3. Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua
  4. Platters - My Prayer
  5. Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind

1957

Number One Song of 1957: Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  1. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  2. Pat Boone - Love Letters In The Sand
  3. Diamonds - Little Darlin'
  4. Tab Hunter - Young Love
  5. Jimmy Dorsey - So Rare

1958

Number One Song of 1958: Domenico Modugno - Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
  1. Domenico Modugno - Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
  2. Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette
  3. Elvis Presley - Don't / I Beg Of You
  4. David Seville - Witch Doctor
  5. Perez Prado - Patricia

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

1960

Number One Song of 1960: Percy Faith - Theme From "A Summer Place"
  1. Percy Faith - Theme From "A Summer Place"
  2. Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
  3. Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
  4. Johnny Preston - Running Bear
  5. Mark Dinning - Teen Angel

1961

Number One Song of 1961: Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
  1. Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
  2. Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces
  3. Highwaymen - Michael
  4. Roy Orbison - Cryin'
  5. Del Shannon - Runaway

1962

Number One Song of 1962: Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
  1. Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore
  2. Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You
  3. Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time
  4. Bobby Vinton - Roses Are Red (My Love)
  5. David Rose - The Stripper

1963

Number One Song of 1963: Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs - Sugar Shack
  1. Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs - Sugar Shack
  2. Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.
  3. Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
  4. Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
  5. Chiffons - He's So Fine

1964

Number One Song of 1964: Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  1. Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
  2. Beatles - She Loves You
  3. Louis Armstrong - Hello, Dolly!
  4. Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
  5. Beach Boys - I Get Around

1965

Number One Song of 1965: Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
  1. Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
  2. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
  3. Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  4. We Five - You Were On My Mind
  5. Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

1966

Number One Song of 1966: Sgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  1. Sgt. Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  2. Association - Cherish
  3. Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
  4. Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
  5. ? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears

1967

Number One Song of 1967: Lulu - To Sir With Love
  1. Lulu - To Sir With Love
  2. Box Tops - The Letter
  3. Bobby Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
  4. Association - Windy
  5. Monkees - I'm A Believer

1968

Number One Song of 1968: Beatles - Hey Jude
  1. Beatles - Hey Jude
  2. Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue
  3. Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
  4. Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  5. Rascals - People Got To Be Free

1969

Number One Song of 1969: Archies - Sugar, Sugar
  1. Archies - Sugar, Sugar
  2. Fifth Dimension - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
  3. Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
  4. Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
  5. Sly and The Family Stone - Everyday People

1970

Number One Song of 1970: Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  1. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  2. Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
  3. Guess Who - American Woman / No Sugar Tonight
  4. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  5. Edwin Starr - War

1971

Number One Song of 1971: Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
  1. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
  2. Rod Stewart - Maggie May / (Find A) Reason To Believe
  3. Carole King - It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move
  4. Osmonds - One Bad Apple
  5. Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

1972

Number One Song of 1972: Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  1. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  2. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
  3. Don McLean - American Pie
  4. Nilsson - Without You
  5. Sammy Davis Jr. - Candy Man

1973

Number One Song of 1973: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
  1. Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
  2. Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  3. Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
  4. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  5. Paul McCartney and Wings - My Love

1974

Number One Song of 1974: Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
  1. Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
  2. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
  3. Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
  4. Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
  5. Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine

1975

Number One Song of 1975: Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
  1. Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
  2. Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
  3. Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
  4. Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
  5. Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You

1976

Number One Song of 1976: Wings - Silly Love Songs
  1. Wings - Silly Love Songs
  2. Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  3. Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
  4. Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
  5. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

1977

Number One Song of 1977: Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  1. Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
  3. Emotions - Best Of My Love
  4. Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From "A Star Is Born"
  5. Hot - Angel In Your Arms

1978

Number One Song of 1978: Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
  1. Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing
  2. Bee Gees - Night Fever
  3. Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
  4. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
  5. Exile - Kiss You All Over

1979

Number One Song of 1979: Knack - My Sharona
  1. Knack - My Sharona
  2. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
  3. Chic - Le Freak
  4. Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy
  5. Peaches and Herb - Reunited

1980

Number One Song of 1980: Blondie - Call Me
  1. Blondie - Call Me
  2. Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
  3. Olivia Newton-John - Magic
  4. Michael Jackson - Rock With You
  5. Captain and Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time

1981

Number One Song of 1981: Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
  1. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
  2. Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love
  3. Kenny Rogers - Lady
  4. John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
  5. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

1982

Number One Song of 1982: Olivia Newton-John - Physical
  1. Olivia Newton-John - Physical
  2. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
  3. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll
  4. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory
  5. J. Geils Band - Centerfold

1983

Number One Song of 1983: Police - Every Breath You Take
  1. Police - Every Breath You Take
  2. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  3. Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling
  4. Men At Work - Down Under
  5. Michael Jackson - Beat It

1984

Number One Song of 1984: Prince - When Doves Cry
  1. Prince - When Doves Cry
  2. Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
  3. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say
  4. Kenny Loggins - Footloose
  5. Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

1985

Number One Song of 1985: Wham! - Careless Whisper
  1. Wham! - Careless Whisper
  2. Madonna - Like A Virgin
  3. Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  4. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
  5. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You

1986

Number One Song of 1986: Dionne and Friends - That's What Friends Are For
  1. Dionne and Friends - That's What Friends Are For
  2. Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me
  3. Klymaxx - I Miss You
  4. Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald - On My Own
  5. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings

1987

Number One Song of 1987: Bangles  - Walk Like An Egyptian
  1. Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
  2. Heart - Alone
  3. Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
  4. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  5. Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

1988

Number One Song of 1988: George Michael  - Faith
  1. George Michael - Faith
  2. INXS - Need You Tonight
  3. George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
  4. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  5. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

1989

Number One Song of 1989: Chicago  - Look Away
  1. Chicago - Look Away
  2. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
  3. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  4. Paula Abdul - Straight Up
  5. Janet Jackson - Miss You Much

1990

Number One Song of 1990: Wilson Phillips  - Hold On
  1. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
  2. Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
  3. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
  4. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  5. Madonna - Vogue

1991

Number One Song of 1991: Bryan Adams  - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  1. Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  2. Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
  3. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
  4. Paula Abdul - Rush Rush
  5. Timmy T - One More Try

1992

Number One Song of 1992: Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
  1. Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
  2. Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
  3. Kris Kross - Jump
  4. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
  5. TLC - Baby-Baby-Baby

1993

Number One Song of 1993: Whitney Houston  - I Will Always Love You
  1. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
  2. Tag Team - Whoomp! (There It Is)
  3. UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love
  4. Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
  5. Silk - Freak Me

1994

Number One Song of 1994: Ace Of Base  - The Sign
  1. Ace Of Base - The Sign
  2. All-4-One - I Swear
  3. Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
  4. Celine Dion - The Power Of Love
  5. Mariah Carey - Hero

1995

Number One Song of 1995: Coolio  - Gangsta's Paradise
  1. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
  2. TLC - Waterfalls
  3. TLC - Creep
  4. Seal - Kiss From A Rose
  5. Boyz II Men - On Bended Knee

1996

Number One Song of 1996: Los Del Rio  - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
  1. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
  2. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
  3. Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
  4. Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
  5. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby

1997

Number One Song of 1997: Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 / Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  1. Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997 / Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  2. Jewel - Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me
  3. Puff Daddy and Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You
  4. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
  5. Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

1998

Number One Song of 1998: Next  - Too Close
  1. Next - Too Close
  2. Brandy and Monica - The Boy Is Mine
  3. Shania Twain - You're Still The One
  4. Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
  5. LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live

1999

Number One Song of 1999: Cher  - Believe
  1. Cher - Believe
  2. TLC - No Scrubs
  3. Monica - Angel Of Mine
  4. Whitney Houston - Heartbreak Hotel
  5. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time

2000

Number One Song of 2000: Faith Hill  - Breathe
  1. Faith Hill - Breathe
  2. Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth
  3. Santana feat. The Product GandB - Maria Maria
  4. Joe - I Wanna Know
  5. Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

2001

Number One Song of 2001: Lifehouse  - Hanging By A Moment
  1. Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
  2. Alicia Keys - Fallin'
  3. Janet - All For You
  4. Train - Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)
  5. Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule - I'm Real

2002

Number One Song of 2002: Nickelback  - How You Remind Me
  1. Nickelback - How You Remind Me
  2. Ashanti - Foolish
  3. Nelly - Hot in Herre
  4. Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma
  5. Calling - Wherever You Will Go

2003

Number One Song of 2003: 50 Cent  - In Da Club
  1. 50 Cent - In Da Club
  2. R. Kelly - Ignition
  3. Sean Paul - Get Busy
  4. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
  5. 3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone

2004

Number One Song of 2004: Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris - Yeah!
  1. Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris - Yeah!
  2. Usher - Burn
  3. Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
  4. Maroon 5 - This Love
  5. OutKast feat. Sleepy Brown - The Way You Move

2005

Number One Song of 2005: Mariah Carey  - We Belong Together
  1. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  2. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
  3. Mario - Let Me Love You
  4. Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
  5. Ciara feat. Missy Elliott - 1, 2 Step

2006

Number One Song of 2006: Daniel Powter  - Bad Day
  1. Daniel Powter - Bad Day
  2. Sean Paul - Temperature
  3. Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland - Promiscuous
  4. James Blunt - You're Beautiful
  5. Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie

2007

Number One Song of 2007: Beyonce  - Irreplaceable
  1. Beyonce - Irreplaceable
  2. Rihanna feat. Jay-Z - Umbrella
  3. Gwen Stefani feat. Akon - The Sweet Escape
  4. Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
  5. T-Pain feat. Yung Joc - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')

2008

Number One Song of 2008: Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low
  1. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low
  2. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
  3. Alicia Keys - No One
  4. Lil Wayne feat. Static Major - Lollipop
  5. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - Apologize

2009

Number One Song of 2009: Black Eyed Peas  - Boom Boom Pow
  1. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
  2. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  3. Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance
  4. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
  5. Taylor Swift - Love Story

2010

Number One Song of 2010: Ke$ha - TiK ToK
  1. Ke$ha - TiK ToK
  2. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
  3. Train - Hey, Soul Sister
  4. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
  5. Usher feat. will.i.am - OMG

2011

Number One Song of 2011: Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  1. Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  2. LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem
  3. Katy Perry - Firework
  4. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T.
  5. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer - Give Me Everything

2012

Number One Song of 2012: Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
  1. Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
  3. fun. feat. Janelle Monae - We Are Young
  4. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
  5. Ellie Goulding - Lights

2013

Number One Song of 2013: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop
  1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop
  2. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - Blurred Lines
  3. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
  4. Baauer - Harlem Shake
  5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

2014

Number One Song of 2014: Pharrell Williams - Happy
  1. Pharrell Williams - Happy
  2. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
  3. John Legend - All Of Me
  4. Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
  5. OneRepublic - Counting Stars