List of Billboard Hot 100 number ones of 1959

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1959.

A total of 15 songs reached number 1 in the year of 1959, while a 16th song, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)", began its number-1 run in December 1958.

That year, 9 acts achieved their first number one, such as Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, The Fleetwoods, Dave "Baby" Cortez, Wilbert Harrison, Johnny Horton, The Browns, Santo & Johnny, and Bobby Darin. The Platters, Paul Anka, Elvis Presley, and Guy Mitchell, despite having most of their previous songs hit number one prior to the creation of the Hot 100, also receive their first number one song on the chart. Frankie Avalon and The Fleetwoods were the only acts this year to have two number one songs.

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best performing single of 1959 Indicates best-performing single of 1959
No. Issue date Song Artist(s) Reference
8 January 5 "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" The Chipmunks with David Seville [1]
January 12 [2]
9 January 19 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" The Platters [3]
January 26 [4]
February 2 [5]
10 February 9 "Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price [6]
February 16 [7]
February 23 [8]
March 2 [9]
11 March 9 "Venus" Frankie Avalon [10]
March 16 [11]
March 23 [12]
March 30 [13]
April 6 [14]
12 April 13 "Come Softly to Me" The Fleetwoods [15]
April 20 [16]
April 27 [17]
May 4 [18]
13 May 11 "The Happy Organ" Dave "Baby" Cortez [19]
14 May 18 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison [20]
May 25 [21]
15 June 1 "The Battle of New Orleans"dagger Johnny Horton [22]
June 8 [23]
June 15 [24]
June 22 [25]
June 29 [26]
July 6 [27]
16 July 13 "Lonely Boy" Paul Anka [28]
July 20 [29]
July 27 [30]
August 3 [31]
17 August 10 "A Big Hunk o' Love" Elvis Presley [32]
August 17 [33]
18 August 24 "The Three Bells" The Browns [34]
August 31 [35]
September 7 [36]
September 14 [37]
19 September 21 "Sleep Walk" Santo & Johnny [38]
September 28 [39]
20 October 5 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin [40]
October 12 [41]
October 19 [42]
October 26 [43]
November 2 [44]
November 9 [45]
21 November 16 "Mr. Blue" The Fleetwoods [46]
re November 23 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin [47]
November 30 [48]
December 7 [49]
22 December 14 "Heartaches by the Number" Guy Mitchell [50]
December 21 [51]
23 December 28 "Why" Frankie Avalon [52]

Number-one artists[edit]

List of number-one artists by total weeks at number one
Position Country Artist Weeks at No. 1
1  US Bobby Darin 9
2  US Johnny Horton 6
 US Frankie Avalon
4  US The Fleetwoods 5
5  US Lloyd Price 4
 CAN Paul Anka
 US The Browns
8  US The Platters 3
9  US The Chipmunks with David Seville 2
 US Wilbert Harrison
 US Elvis Presley
 US Santo & Johnny
 US Guy Mitchell
14  US Dave 'Baby' Cortez 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "January 5, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  2. ^ "January 12, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  3. ^ "January 19, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  4. ^ "January 26, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  5. ^ "February 2, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  6. ^ "February 9, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  7. ^ "February 16, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  8. ^ "February 23, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  9. ^ "March 2, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  10. ^ "March 9, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  11. ^ "March 16, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  12. ^ "March 23, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  13. ^ "March 30, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  14. ^ "April 6, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  15. ^ "April 13, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  16. ^ "April 20, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  17. ^ "April 27, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  18. ^ "May 4, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  19. ^ "May 11, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  20. ^ "May 18, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  21. ^ "May 25, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  22. ^ "June 1, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  23. ^ "June 8, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  24. ^ "June 15, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  25. ^ "June 22, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  26. ^ "June 29, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  27. ^ "July 6, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  28. ^ "July 13, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  29. ^ "July 20, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  30. ^ "July 27, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  31. ^ "August 3, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  32. ^ "August 10, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  33. ^ "August 17, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  34. ^ "August 24, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  35. ^ "August 31, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  36. ^ "September 7, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  37. ^ "September 14, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  38. ^ "September 21, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  39. ^ "September 28, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  40. ^ "October 5, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  41. ^ "October 12, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  42. ^ "October 19, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  43. ^ "October 26, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  44. ^ "November 2, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  45. ^ "November 9, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  46. ^ "November 16, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  47. ^ "November 23, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  48. ^ "November 30, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  49. ^ "December 7, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  50. ^ "December 14, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  51. ^ "December 21, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.
  52. ^ "December 28, 1959". Billboard Hot 100.

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