Billboard 1000 No.1s

A chronological listing of the first 1,000 songs to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since the chart’s inception in August 1958
Billboard 1000 No.1s

1950s - 1960s
You can't miss the following
No. 7 To Love Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears
No. 9 Somke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters
No. 20 Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin

No. 22 Heartaches By The Numbers by Guy Mitchell
No. 23 Why by Frankie Avalon
No. 27 The Theme From "A Summer Place" by Percy Faith And His Orchestra
No. 33 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland (I thought it was by Nat King Cole)
No. 35 The Twist by Chubby Checker (people who loves Pulp Fiction should be familiar with this one)

No. 42 Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires (what else should I say? It’s Elvis singing “are you lonesome tonight” to you!)
No. 44 Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles
No. 48 Blue Moon by The Marcels (but I preferred Dean Martin’s version!)
No. 49 Runaway by Del Shannon
No. 56 Wooden Heart by Joe Dowell (sweet puppy love song)
No. 60 Runaround Sue by Dion (can’t recall where I heard this song before.. maybe in a movie?)

No. 62 Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes
No. 72 I Can’t Stop Loving You by Ray Charles
No. 74 Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton (another puppy love song)

No. 81 Big Girls Don’t Cry by The 4 Seasons

No. 104, 105, 106 I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love by Beatles (these UK boys occupied the chart for 14 weeks…)
No. 107 Hello, Dolly by Louis Armstrong And The All Stars (I can love Louis Armstrong simply because he kicked The Beatles out of No.1)
No. 108 My Guy by Mary Wells
No. 110 Chapel Of Love by The Dixie Cups (but who wrote the stupid lyrics never be lonely anymore because gonna get married?)
No. 115 Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin (how can you not love Dean Martin?)
No. 118 Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison And The Candy Men (everyone knows this song now after the movie Pretty Woman)
No. 119 Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann (this one was really cute)

No. 123 Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton
No. 129 My Girl by The Temptations
No. 140 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones (these old papas started rolling the stones in 1965)

No. 146 Yesterday by The Beatles
No. 151 The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel (this one is a real classic work)
No. 160 When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge (much better than Micheal Bolton’s version)

No. 161 Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones (love this song, I guess many people don’t even know it was by The Rolling Stones!)
No. 163 Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra (what else can I say. Just like Dean Martin, how could you not love FrankSinatra?)

No. 183 Somethin’ Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
No. 186 Respect by Aretha Franklin (this song definitely deserves a lot of respect!)
No. 188 Light My Fire by The Doors

No. 202 Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel
No. 207 Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley


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