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EVERY NUMBER ONE SINGLE ON BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S HONOR ROLL OF HITS CHARTS FROM 1945-1963 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Sep 04, 2014 at 06:27 PM
EVERY NUMBER ONE SINGLE ON BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S HONOR ROLL OF HITS CHARTS FROM 1945-1963*



 
 
                              1945  
 No. Date Weeks Song-Artist
  1  3/24  1 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive-Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
  2  3/31  9 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time-Les Brown
  3  6/2  10 Sentimental Journey-Les Brown & Doris Day 
  4  8/11  6 On The Atchinson.Topeka And The Santa Fe-Johnny Mercer 
  5  9/22  7 Til The End Of Time-Perry Como
  6 11/10  8 It's Been A Long,Long Time-Harry James & Kitty Kallen

                      1946 
  7  1/5   9 Symphony-Freddy Martin    
  8  3/9  10 Oh! What It Seemed To Be-Frankie Carle 
  9  5/18  1 Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)-Dinah Shore
 10  5/25 12 The Gypsy-Ink Spots 
 11  8/17 11 To Each His Own-Eddy Howard 
 12 11/2   6 Rumors Are Flying-Frankie Carle  
 13 12/14  1 Ole Buttermilk Sky-Kay Kyser 
 14 12/21  6 The Old Lamplighter-Sammy Kaye  

                      1947
 15  2/1   4 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons-King Cole Trio 
 16  3/1   1 Open The Door,Richard-Count Basie 
 17  3/8   6 Anniversary Song-Al Jolson
 18  4/19  3 Heartaches-Ted Weems 
 19  5/10  7 Mam'selle-Art Lund 
 20  6/28 13 Peg O' My Heart-Harmonicats 
 21  9/27 12 Near You-Francis Craig 
 22 12/27  8 Ballerina-Vaughn Monroe  

                     1948
 23  2/21  3 2 of 3 I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover-Art Mooney 
 24  3/6  10 1 of 10 Now Is The Hour-Bing Crosby
 re  3/13  3 1 of 3 I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover-Art Mooney 
 re  3/20 10 9 of 10 Now Is The Hour-Bing Crosby
 25  5/22  5 Nature Boy-Nat King Cole 
 26  6/26  3 You Can't Be True Dear-Ken Griffin & Jerry Wayne
 27  7/17  3 Woody Woodpecker-Kay Kyser & Gloria Wood
 28  8/7   4  My Happiness-Jon and Sondra Steele
 29  9/4   6 You Call Everybody Darlin'-Al Trace 
 30 lO/16  3 A Tree In The Meadow-Margret Whiting 
 31 11/6  10 Buttons And Bows-Dinah Shore 

                          1949
 32  1/15  1 On A Slow Boat To China-Kay Kyser,Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood
 33  1/22  5 A Little Bird Told Me-Evelyn Knight 
 34  2/26  2 Far Away Places-Bing Crosby & Ken Darby Choir
 35  3/12  9 Cruising Down The River-Russ Morgan & The Skylarks 
 36  5/14  2 Forever And Ever-Russ Morgan & The Skylarks
 37  5/28  9 Riders In The Sky-Vaughn Monroe 
 38  7/30  6 Some Enchanted Evening-Perry Como 
 39  9/10  1 Room Full Of Roses-Sammy Kaye,Don Cornell & Kaydets
 40  9/17  6 You're Breaking My Heart-Vic Damone 
 31 10/29  4 That Lucky Old Sun-Frankie Laine 
 42 11/26  7 Mule Train-Frankie Laine
 
                                       1950
 43  1/14  2 I Can Dream Can 't I-Andrews Sisters 
 44  1/28  3 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Bing Crosby
 45  2/18  5 Chatanooga Shoe Shie Boy-Red Foley 
 46  3/25  3 Music ! Music ! Music! -Teresa Brewer 
 47  4/15  4 If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake-Eileen Barton 
 49  5/13  8 7 of 8 Third Man Theme-Anton Karas 
 50  7/1   2 1 of 2 Bewitched-Bill Snyder 
 re  7/8   8 1 of 8 Third Man Theme-Anton Karas 
 re  7/15  2 1 of 2 Bewitched-Bill Snyder 
 51  7/22  5 Mona Lisa-Nat King Cole 
 52  8/26 10 Goodnight Irene-Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers 
 53 11/4   6 Harbor Lights-Sammy Kaye 
 54 12/16  1 The Thing-Phil Harris 
 55 12/23 11 The Tennessee Waltz-Patti Page  

                               1951
 56  3/10  5 If-Perry Como 
 57  4/14  6 Mockin' Bird Hill-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 58  5/26  4 How High The Moon-Les Paul & Mary Ford 
 59  6/23  7 Too Young-Nat King Cole 
 60  8/11  4 Come On-A My House-Rosemary Clooney 
 61  9/8  10 Because Of You-Tony Bennett 
 62 11/17  8 (It's No) Sin-Eddy Howard 
 
                           1952
 63  1/12  2 Slow Poke-Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart
 64  1/26  7 Cry-Johnnie Ray    
 65  3/15  9 Wheel Of Fortune-Kay Starr 
 66  5/17  4 Blue Tango-Leroy Anderson 
 67  6/14  6 Kiss Of Fire-Georgia Gibbs
 68  7/26  7 Auf Wiedersehn-Vera Lynn 
 69  9/13 12 You Belong To Me-Jo Stafford 
 70 12/6   7 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James 

                            1953
 71  1/17  3 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como 
 72  2/7   6 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer  
 73  3/21  7 Doggie In The Window-Patti Page 
 74  5/9  10 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith 
 75  7/18  3 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher 
 76  8/8  10 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford 
 77 10/17  6 You You You-Ames Brothers 
 78 11/28  5 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett 
 
                                  1954 
 79  1/2   9 Oh! My Pa Pa-Eddie Fisher    
 80  3/6   2 Secret Love-Doris Day 
 81  3/20  4 Make Love To Me!-Jo Stafford 
 82  4/14  7 Wanted-Perry Como 
 83  6/2   9 Little Things Mean A Lot-Kitty  Kallen
 84  8/4   7 Sh-Boom-Crew Cuts 
 85  9/22  7 Hey There-Rosemary Clooney 
 86 11/10  2 I Need You Now-Eddie Fisher 
 87 11/24  6 Mr. Sandman-Chordettes   

                                1955 
 88  1/5   4 Let Me Go Lover-Joan Weber 
 89  2/2   7 Melody Of Love-Billy Vaughn
 90  3/23  7 Ballad Of Davy Crockett-Bill Hayes 
 91  5/11  9 Unchained Melody-Al Hibbler
 92  7/13  6 Rock Around The Clock-Bill Haley & The Comets 
 93  8/24  9 Yellow Rose Of Texas-Mitch Miller 
 94 10/26  2 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing-Four Aces 
 95 l1/9   1 Autumn Leaves-Roger Williams 
 96 11/16  7 Sixteen Tons-Tennessee Ernie Ford     
 
                                 1956 
 97  1/4   6 Memories Are Made Of This-Dean Martin 
 98  2/15  4 3 of 4 Rock And Roll Waltz-Kay Starr 
 99  3/7   6 1 of 6 Poor People Of Paris-Les Baxter 
 re  3/14  4 1 of 4 Rock And Roll Waltz-Kay Starr 
 re  3/21  6 5 0f 5 Poor People Of Paris-Les Baxter 
100  4/18  4 3 of 4 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley 
101  5/9   1 Hot Diggity-Perry Como
 re  5/16  4 1 of 4 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley 
102  5/23  5 Moonglow & Theme From Picnic-Morris Stoloff
103  6/27  6 Wayward Wind-Gogi Grant 
104  8/8   6 My Prayer-Platters 
105  9/19  5 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley 
106 10/24  6 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley 
107 12/5   7 Singing The Blues-Guy Mitchell 

                         l957 
108  1/23  8 Young Love-Tab Hunter 
109  3/20  1 Party Doll-Buddy Knox
110  3/27  3 Butterfly-Charlie Grace 
111  4/17  7 All Shook Up-Elvis Presley 
112  6/5   7 Love Letters In The Sand-Pat  Boone 
113  7/24  3 Teddy Bear-Elvis Presley 
114  8/10  8 Tammy-Debbie Reynolds 
115 10/5   1 Honeycomb-Jimmie Rodgers 
116 10/12  3 2 of 3 Wake Up Little Susie-Everly Brothers 
117 10/26  2 1 of 2 Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley 
 re 11/2   3 1 of 3 Wake Up Little Susie-Everly Brothers 
 re 11/9   2 1 of 2 Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley 
118 11/16  3 You Send Me-Sam Cooke 
119 12/7   4 1 of 4 April Love-Pat Boone  
120 12/14  2 Raunchy-Bill Justis
 re 12/28  4 3 of 4 April Love-Pat Boone  
 
                          1958 
121  l/18  4 At The Hop-Danny & The Juniors  
122  2/15  3 Sugartime-McGuire Sisters
123  3/8   1 Catch A Falling Star-Perry Como
124  3/15  4 Tequila-Champs 
125  4/12  2 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands-Laurie London
126  4/26  2 Witch Doctor-David Seville 
127  5/10  4 All I Have To Do Is Dream-Everly Brothers 
128  6/7   5 Purple  People  Eater-Sheb Wooley  
129  7/12  1 Hard Headed Woman-Elvis Presley
130  7/19  3 Patricia-Prez Prado 
131  8/9   7 Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)-Domenico Mondugno 
132  9/27  6 It's All In The Game-Tommy Edwards 
133 11/8   5 Tom Dooley-Kingston Trio 
134 12/13  1 To Know Him Is To Love Him-Teddy Bears 
135 12/20  3 The Chipmunk Song-David Seville & The Chipmunks    
 
                                  1959 
136  1/10  4 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-Platters 
137  2/7   3 Stagger Lee-Lloyd Price 
138  2/28  5 Venus-Frankie Avalon 
139  4/4   5 Come Softly To Me-Fleetwoods 
140  5/9   2 Kansas City-Wilbert Harrison 
141  5/23 10 The Battle Of New Orleans-Johnny Horton 
142  8/1   1 Lonely Boy-Paul Anka 
143  8/8   1 A Big Hunk 'O Love-Elvis Presley 
144  8/15  6 Three Bells-Browns 
145  9/26 11 10 of 11 Mack The Knife-Bobby Darin 
146 12/5   1 Heartaches By The Number-Guy Mitchell
 re 12/12 11 1 of 11 Mack The Knife-Bobby Darin 
147 12/19  4 Why-Frankie Avalon 
 
               1960 
148  1/16  3 Running Bear-Johnny Preston 
149  2/6   2 Teen Angel-Mark Dinning 
150  2/20  8 Theme From A Summer Place-Percy Faith 
151  4/16  4 Stuck On You-Elvis Presley 
152  5/14  6 Cathy's Clown-Everly Brothers 
153  7/4   4 Alley Oop-Hollywood Argyles
154  8/1   4 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland 
155  8/29  2 It's Now Or Never-Elvis Presley 
156  9/12  6 3 of 6 The Twist-Chubby Checker 
157 10/3   2 1 of 2 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own-Connie Francis 
158 10/10  1 Mr.Custer-Larry Verne 
 re 10/17  2 1 of 2 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own-Connie Francis 
 re 10/24  6 1 of 6 The Twist-Chubby Checker 
159 10/31  2 Save The Last Dance For Me-Drifters 
160 11/14  1 I Want To Be Wanted-Brenda Lee 
161 11/21  4 Last Date-Floyd Cramer 
162 12/19  1 Are You Lonesome Tonight-Elvis Presley
163 12/26  5 Wonderland By Night-Bert Kampfert 
 
                             1961 
164  1/28  2 Exodus-Ferrante & Teicher 
165  2/11  6 Calcutta-Lawrence Welk
166  3/25  1 Surrender-Elvis Presley 
167  4/1   4 Blue Moon-Marcels 
168  4/29  3 Runaway-Del Shannon 
169  5/20  2 Mother-In-Law-Ernie K.Doe 
170  6/3   3 Travelin' Man-Rick Nelson 
171  6/24  1 Moody River-Pat Boone 
172  7/1   1 Quarter To Three-Gary U.S.Bonds 
173  7/10  5 1 of 5 Tossin' & Turnin'-Bobby Lewis 
174  7/17  1 Boll Weevil Song-Brook Benton
 re  7/24  5 4 of 5 Tossin' & Turnin'-Bobby Lewis 
175  8/21  2 Wooden Heart-Joe Dowell 
176  9/4   3 Michael-Highwaymen 
177  9/25  3 Take Good Care Of My Baby-Bobby Vee 
178 10/16  1 Hit The Road Jack-Ray Charles 
179 10/23  2 Runaround Sue-Dion 
180 11/6   5 Big Bad John-Jimmy Dean 
181 12/11  2 Please,Mr.Postman-Marvalettes 
182 12/25  2 Lion Sleeps Tonight-Tokens
 
                               1962 
 re  1/13  6 2 of 6 The Twist-Chubby Checker 
183  1/27  4 The Peppermint Twist-Joey Dee & The Starliters 
184  2/24  3 Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler 
185  3/17  2 Hey! Baby-Bruce Channel 
186  3/31  1 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You-Connie Francis  
187  4/7   2 Johnny Angel-Shelly Fabares 
188  4/21  2 Good Luck Charm-Elvis Presley 
189  5/5   3 Soldier Boy-Shirelles 
190  5/26  1 Stranger On The Shore-Mr.Acker Bilk 
191  6/2   5 I Can't Stop Loving You-Ray Charles 
192  7/7   2 The Stripper-David Rose 
193  7/21  3 Roses Are Red-Bobby Vinton 
194  8/11  2 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do-Neil Sedaka 
195  8/25  2 The Loco-Motion-Little Eva 
196  9/8   1 Sheila-Tommy Roe 
197  9/15  6 Sherry-Four Seasons 
198 10/27  1 Monstar Mash-Bobby Boris Pickett 
199 11/3   2 He's A Rebel-Crystals 
200 11/17  5 Big Girls Don't Cry-Four Seasons 
201 12/22  3 Telstar-Toranodoes 
 
                                  1963
202  1/12  2 Go Away Little Girl-Steve Lawrence 
203  1/26  2 Walk Right In-Roof Top Singers 
204  2/9   3 Hey, Paula-Paul & Paula 
205  3/2   3 Walk Like A Man-Four Seasons 
206  3/23  1 Our Day Will Come-Ruby & The Romantics 
207  3/30  4 He's So Fine-Chiffons 
208  4/27  4 I Will Follow Him-Little Miss Peggy March 
209  5/25  2 If You Wanna Be Happy-Jimmy Soul 
210  6/1   3 It's My Party-Lesley Gore 
211  6/22  3 Sukiyaki-Kyu Sakamoto 
212  7/13  2 Easier Said Than Done-Essex 
213  7/27  1  Surf City-Jan & Dean 
214  8/3   5  Fingertips Part II-Little Stevie Wonder 
215  9/7   2  My Boyfriend's Back-Angels 
216  9/21  4  Blue Velvet-Bobby Vinton
217 10/19  5  Sugar Shack-Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs 

* The "Honor Roll of Hits" charts does not display the recording act.They just display the song.I took it on my own to insert the recording act who performed
the most popular version of the song.
 

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