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Billboard Hot 100 Top Songs


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Starting in 1958, Billboard magazine has tracked the performance of music singles in the United States through the Billboard Hot 100. Taking a look through their archives of top songs is like viewing a time capsule. To better cater to this journey, I have listed all songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 each week for the year. I have embedded a video to easily listen to them, given a link to the lyrics, included the date it topped the chart, and given a way to purchase the song. Enjoy listening to the best songs of 1959!

This was the first full year of the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard Hot 100

January 3rd

January 10th

January 17th

"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by The Chipmunks with David Seville
"The Chipmunk Song" was The Hot 100's first #1 song of 1959 on January 3rd through January 17th.

January 24th

January 31

February 7th

"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by The Platters
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1959 from January 24th to February 7th.

February 14th

February 21st

February 28th

March 7th

"Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price
"Stagger Lee" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1959 from February 14th March 7th.

March 14th

March 21st

March 28th

April 4th

April 11th

"Venus" by Frankie Avalon
"Venus" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1959 from March 14th to April 11th.

April 18th

April 25th

May 2

May 9

"Come Softly To Me" by The Fleetwoods
"Come Softly To Me" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1959 from April 18th to May 9th.

May 16th

"The Happy Organ" by Dave 'Baby' Cortez
"The Happy Organ" was The Hot 100's #1 song on May 16th, 1959

May 23

May 30

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison
"Kansas City" was The Hot 100's #1 song of 1959 from May 23rd to May 30th.
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Fun Facts

"Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price was the first censored Rock and Roll song to top Billboard's Hot 100.

"The Happy Organ" by Dave 'Baby' Cortez was the first instrumental song to hit #1.

"Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin was the most popular song of the year, topping the Hot 100 for 9 weeks in 1959.

"A Big Hunk O' Love" by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires was Elvis's first song to hit #1.

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