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Weekly Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Songs from the First 50 Years


A chronological list of every Hot 100 chart-topper from August 1958 through July 2008.


Please Don't Go
K.C. And The Sunshine Band
T.K.
Peak Date
1/5/1980
Weeks at No. 1
1
Rock With You�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
1/19/1980�
4�
Do That To Me One More Time�
Captain & Tennille�
Casablanca�
2/16/1980�
1�
Crazy Little Thing Called Love�
Queen�
Elektra�
2/23/1980�
4
Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)�
Pink Floyd�
Columbia�
3/22/1980�
4
Call Me�
Blondie�
Chrysalis�
4/19/1980�
6�
Funkytown
Lipps, Inc.
Casablanca�
5/31/1980�
4�
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)�
Paul McCartney & Wings�
Columbia�
6/28/1980�
3�
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me�
Billy Joel�
Columbia�
7/19/1980�
2�
Magic�
Olivia Newton-John�
MCA�
8/2/1980�
4�
Sailing�
Christopher Cross�
Warner Bros.�
8/30/1980�
1�
Upside Down�
Diana Ross�
Motown�
9/6/1980�
4�
Another One Bites The Dust�
Queen�
Elektra�
10/4/1980�
3
Woman In Love�
Barbra Streisand�
Columbia�
10/25/1980�
3
Lady�
Kenny Rogers�
Liberty�
11/15/1980�
6�
(Just Like) Starting Over�
John Lennon�
Geffen�
12/27/1980�
5�
The Tide Is High�
Blondie�
Chrysalis�
1/31/1981�
1�
Celebration�
Kool & The Gang�
De-Lite�
2/7/1981�
2
9 To 5�
Dolly Parton�
RCA�
2/21/1981�
2
I Love A Rainy Night�
Eddie Rabbitt�
Elektra�
2/28/1981�
2
Keep On Loving You�
REO Speedwagon�
Epic�
3/21/1981�
1�
Rapture�
Blondie�
Chrysalis�
3/28/1981�
2�
Kiss On My List�
Daryl Hall John Oates�
RCA�
4/11/1981�
3�
Morning Train (Nine To Five)�
Sheena Easton�
EMI America�
5/2/1981�
2�
Bette Davis Eyes�
Kim Carnes�
Capitol�
5/16/1981�
9�
Medley�
Stars On 45�
Radio�
6/20/1981�
1
The One That You Love�
Air Supply�
Arista�
7/25/1981�
1
Jessie's Girl�
Rick Springfield�
RCA�
8/1/1981�
2�
Endless Love�
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie�
Motown�
8/15/1981�
9�
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)�
Christopher Cross�
Warner�
10/17/1981�
3�
Private Eyes�
Daryl Hall John Oates�
RCA�
11/7/1981�
2�
Physical�
Olivia Newton-John�
MCA�
11/21/1981�
10�
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)�
Daryl Hall John Oates�
RCA�
1/30/1982�
1�
Centerfold�
The J. Geils Band�
EMI America�
2/6/1982�
6�
I Love Rock 'N Roll�
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts�
Boardwalk�
3/20/1982�
7�
Chariots Of Fire
Vangelis�
Polydor�
5/8/1982�
1�
Ebony And Ivory�
Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder�
Columbia�
5/15/1982�
7�
Don't You Want Me�
The Human League�
Virgin�
7/3/1982�
3�
Eye Of The Tiger�
Survivor�
Scotti Bros.�
7/24/1982�
6�
Abracadabra�
The Steve Miller Band�
Capitol�
9/4/1982�
2
Hard To Say I'm Sorry�
Chicago�
Full Moon�
9/11/1982�
2
Jack & Diane�
John Cougar�
Riva�
10/2/1982�
4�
Who Can It Be Now?�
Men At Work�
Columbia�
10/30/1982�
1�
Up Where We Belong�
Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes�
Island�
11/6/1982�
3�
Truly�
Lionel Richie�
Motown�
11/27/1982�
2�
Mickey�
Toni Basil�
Chrysalis�
12/11/1982�
1�
Maneater�
Daryl Hall John Oates�
RCA�
12/18/1982�
4
Down Under�
Men At Work�
Columbia�
1/15/1983�
4
Africa�
Toto�
Columbia�
2/5/1983�
1�
Baby, Come To Me
Patti Austin With James Ingram�
Qwest�
2/19/1983�
2�
Billie Jean�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
3/5/1983�
7�
Come On Eileen�
Dexys Midnight Runners�
Mercury�
4/23/1983�
1�
Beat It�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
4/30/1983�
3�
Let's Dance�
David Bowie�
EMI�
5/21/1983�
1�
Flashdance...What A Feeling�
Irene Cara�
Casablanca�
5/28/1983�
6�
Every Breath You Take�
The Police�
A&M�
7/9/1983�
8�
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)�
Eurythmics�
RCA�
9/3/1983�
1�
Maniac�
Michael Sembello�
Casablanca�
9/10/1983�
2�
Tell Her About It�
Billy Joel�
Columbia�
9/24/1983�
1�
Total Eclipse Of The Heart�
Bonnie Tyler�
Columbia�
10/1/1983�
4�
Islands In The Stream�
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton�
RCA�
10/29/1983�
2�
All Night Long (All Night)�
Lionel Richie�
Motown�
11/12/1983�
4�
Say Say Say�
Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson�
Columbia�
12/10/1983�
6�
Owner Of A Lonely Heart�
Yes�
EEG�
1/21/1984�
2�
Karma Chameleon�
Culture Club�
Virgin/Epic�
2/4/1984�
3�
Jump�
Van Halen�
Warner Bros.�
2/25/1984�
5�
Footloose�
Kenny Loggins�
Columbia�
3/31/1984�
3
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
4/21/1984�
3
Hello�
Lionel Richie�
Motown�
5/12/1984�
2
Let's Hear It For The Boy�
Deniece Williams�
Columbia�
5/26/1984�
2
Time After Time�
Cyndi Lauper�
Portrait�
6/9/1984�
2
The Reflex�
Duran Duran�
Capitol�
6/23/1984�
2
When Doves Cry�
Prince And The Revolution�
Warner Bros.�
7/7/1984�
5
Ghostbusters�
Ray Parker Jr.�
Arista�
8/11/1984�
3
What's Love Got To Do With It�
Tina Turner�
Capitol�
9/1/1984�
3
Missing You�
John Waite�
EMI�
9/22/1984�
1�
Let's Go Crazy�
Prince And The Revolution�
Warner Bros.�
9/29/1984�
2�
I Just Called To Say I Love You�
Stevie Wonder�
Motown�
10/13/1984�
3�
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)�
Billy Ocean�
Arista�
11/3/1984�
2�
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go�
Wham!�
Columbia�
11/17/1984�
3�
Out Of Touch�
Daryl Hall John Oates�
RCA�
12/8/1984�
2�
Like A Virgin�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
12/22/1984�
6�
I Want To Know What Love Is�
Foreigner�
Atlantic�
2/2/1985�
2�
Careless Whisper�
Wham! Featuring George Michael
Columbia�
2/16/1985�
3
Can't Fight This Feeling�
REO Speedwagon�
Epic�
3/9/1985�
3
One More Night�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
3/30/1985�
2
We Are The World�
USA For Africa�
Columbia�
4/13/1985�
4
Crazy For You�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
5/11/1985�
1
Don't You (Forget About Me)�
Simple Minds�
A&M�
5/18/1985�
1
Everything She Wants�
Wham!�
Columbia�
5/25/1985�
2
Everybody Wants To Rule The World�
Tears For Fears�
PolyGram�
6/8/1985�
2
Heaven�
Bryan Adams�
A&M�
6/22/1985�
2
Sussudio�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
7/6/1985�
1�
A View To A Kill�
Duran Duran�
Capitol�
7/13/1985�
2�
Everytime You Go Away�
Paul Young�
Columbia�
7/27/1985�
1�
Shout�
Tears For Fears�
PolyGram�
8/3/1985�
3�
The Power Of Love�
Huey Lewis & The News�
Chrysalis�
8/24/1985�
2
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)�
John Parr�
Atlantic�
9/7/1985�
2
Money For Nothing�
Dire Straits�
Warner Bros.�
9/21/1985�
3
Oh Sheila�
Ready For The World�
MCA�
10/12/1985�
1�
Take On Me�
A-Ha�
Warner Bros.�
10/19/1985�
1�
Saving All My Love For You�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
10/26/1985�
1�
Part-Time Lover�
Stevie Wonder�
Motown�
11/2/1985�
1�
Miami Vice Theme�
Jan Hammer�
MCA�
11/9/1985�
1�
We Built This City�
Starship�
RCA�
11/16/1985�
2
Separate Lives�
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin�
Atlantic�
11/30/1985�
1�
Broken Wings�
Mr. Mister�
RCA�
12/7/1985�
2
Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie�
Motown�
12/21/1985�
4
That's What Friends Are For�
Dionne & Friends�
Arista�
1/18/1986�
4
How Will I Know�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
2/15/1986�
2
Kyrie�
Mr. Mister�
RCA�
3/1/1986�
2
Sara�
Starship�
RCA�
3/15/1986�
1�
These Dreams�
Heart�
Capitol�
3/22/1986�
1�
Rock Me Amadeus�
Falco�
A&M�
3/29/1986�
3
Kiss�
Prince And The Revolution�
Warner Bros.�
4/19/1986�
2
Addicted To Love�
Robert Palmer�
Atlantic�
5/3/1986�
1�
West End Girls�
Pet Shop Boys�
EMI�
5/10/1986�
1�
Greatest Love Of All�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
5/17/1986�
3
Live To Tell�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
6/7/1986�
1
On My Own�
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald�
MCA�
6/14/1986�
3
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)�
Billy Ocean�
Arista�
7/5/1986�
1�
Holding Back The Years�
Simply Red�
EEG�
7/12/1986�
1�
Invisible Touch�
Genesis�
Atlantic�
7/19/1986�
1�
Sledgehammer�
Peter Gabriel�
Warner Bros.�
7/26/1986�
1�
Glory Of Love (Theme From "The Karate Kid Part II")
Peter Cetera�
Warner Bros.�
8/2/1986�
2
Papa Don't Preach�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
8/16/1986�
2
Higher Love�
Steve Winwood�
Warner Bros.�
8/30/1986�
1
Venus�
Bananarama�
PolyGram�
9/6/1986�
1
Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun")
Berlin�
Columbia�
9/13/1986�
1
Stuck With You�
Huey Lewis & The News�
EMI�
9/20/1986�
3
When I Think Of You�
Janet Jackson�
A&M�
10/11/1986�
2
True Colors�
Cyndi Lauper�
Epic�
10/25/1986�
2
Amanda�
Boston�
MCA�
11/8/1986�
2
Human�
The Human League�
A&M�
11/22/1986�
1
You Give Love A Bad Name�
Bon Jovi�
PolyGram�
11/29/1986�
1
The Next Time I Fall�
Peter Cetera With Amy Grant�
Warner Bros.�
12/6/1986�
1
The Way It Is�
Bruce Hornsby & The Range�
RCA�
12/13/1986�
1
Walk Like An Egyptian�
The Bangles�
Columbia�
12/20/1986�
4�
Shake You Down�
Gregory Abbott�
Columbia�
1/17/1987�
1�
At This Moment�
Billy Vera & The Beaters�
Rhino�
1/24/1987�
2�
Open Your Heart�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
2/7/1987�
1�
Livin' On A Prayer�
Bon Jovi�
PolyGram�
2/14/1987�
4�
Jacob's Ladder�
Huey Lewis & The News�
EMI�
3/14/1987�
1�
Lean On Me�
Club Nouveau�
Warner Bros.�
3/21/1987�
2
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now�
Starship�
Grunt�
4/4/1987�
2
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)�
Aretha Franklin & George Michael�
Arista�
4/18/1987�
2
(I Just) Died In Your Arms�
Cutting Crew�
Virgin�
5/2/1987�
2
With Or Without You�
U2�
Atlantic�
5/16/1987�
3
You Keep Me Hangin' On�
Kim Wilde�
MCA�
6/6/1987�
1�
Always�
Atlantic Starr�
Warner Bros.�
6/13/1987�
1�
Head To Toe�
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Featuring Full Force�
Columbia�
6/20/1987�
1�
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
6/27/1987�
2�
Alone�
Heart�
Capitol�
7/11/1987�
3�
Shakedown (From "Beverly Hills Cop II")�
Bob Seger�
MCA�
8/1/1987�
1�
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For�
U2�
Atlantic�
8/8/1987�
2�
Who's That Girl�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
8/22/1987�
1�
La Bamba�
Los Lobos�
Warner Bros.�
8/29/1987�
3�
I Just Can't Stop Loving You�
Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett�
Epic�
9/19/1987�
1�
Didn't We Almost Have It All�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
9/26/1987�
2�
Here I Go Again�
Whitesnake�
Geffen�
10/10/1987�
1
Lost In Emotion�
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Featuring Full Force�
Columbia�
10/17/1987�
1
Bad�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
10/24/1987�
2
I Think We're Alone Now�
Tiffany�
MCA�
11/7/1987�
2
Mony Mony�
Billy Idol�
EMI�
11/21/1987�
1
(I've Had) The Time Of My Life�
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes�
RMG�
11/28/1987�
1
Heaven Is A Place On Earth�
Belinda Carlisle�
MCA�
12/5/1987�
1
Faith�
George Michael�
Columbia�
12/12/1987�
4
So Emotional�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
1/9/1988�
1
Got My Mind Set On You�
George Harrison�
Warner Bros.�
1/16/1988�
1
The Way You Make Me Feel�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
1/23/1988�
1
Need You Tonight�
INXS�
Atlantic�
1/30/1988�
1
Could've Been�
Tiffany�
MCA�
2/6/1988�
2
Seasons Change�
Expose�
Arista�
2/20/1988�
1
Father Figure�
George Michael�
Columbia�
2/27/1988�
2
Never Gonna Give You Up�
Rick Astley�
RCA�
3/12/1988�
2
Man In The Mirror�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
3/26/1988�
2
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car�
Billy Ocean�
Arista�
4/9/1988�
2
Where Do Broken Hearts Go�
Whitney Houston�
Arista�
4/23/1988�
2
Wishing Well�
Terence Trent D'Arby�
Columbia�
5/7/1988�
1�
Anything For You�
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine�
Epic�
5/14/1988�
2�
One More Try�
George Michael�
Columbia�
5/28/1988�
3�
Together Forever�
Rick Astley�
RCA�
6/18/1988�
1�
Foolish Beat�
Debbie Gibson�
Atlantic�
6/25/1988�
1�
Dirty Diana�
Michael Jackson�
Epic�
7/2/1988�
1�
The Flame�
Cheap Trick�
Epic�
7/9/1988�
2�
Hold On To The Nights�
Richard Marx�
EMI�
7/23/1988�
1�
Roll With It�
Steve Winwood�
Virgin�
7/30/1988�
4�
Monkey�
George Michael�
Columbia�
8/27/1988�
2�
Sweet Child O' Mine�
Guns N' Roses�
Geffen�
9/10/1988�
2�
Don't Worry, Be Happy (From "Cocktail")
Bobby McFerrin�
EMI�
9/24/1988�
2�
Love Bites�
Def Leppard�
PolyGram�
10/8/1988�
1�
Red Red Wine�
UB40�
A&M�
10/15/1988�
1�
Groovy Kind Of Love�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
10/22/1988�
2
Kokomo (From "Cocktail")
The Beach Boys�
EEG�
11/5/1988�
1�
Wild, Wild West
The Escape Club�
Atlantic�
11/12/1988�
1�
Bad Medicine�
Bon Jovi�
PolyGram�
11/19/1988�
2�
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
Will To Power�
Epic�
12/3/1988�
1�
Look Away�
Chicago�
Reprise�
12/10/1988�
2�
Every Rose Has Its Thorn�
Poison�
Capitol�
12/24/1988�
3�
My Prerogative�
Bobby Brown�
MCA�
1/14/1989�
1�
Two Hearts�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
1/21/1989�
2�
When I'm With You�
Sheriff�
Capitol�
2/4/1989�
1�
Straight Up�
Paula Abdul�
Virgin�
2/11/1989�
3
Lost In Your Eyes�
Debbie Gibson�
Atlantic�
3/4/1989�
3
The Living Years�
Mike + The Mechanics�
Atlantic�
3/25/1989�
1�
Eternal Flame�
The Bangles�
Columbia�
4/1/1989�
1�
The Look�
Roxette�
EMI�
4/8/1989�
1�
She Drives Me Crazy�
Fine Young Cannibals�
MCA�
4/15/1989�
1�
Like A Prayer�
Madonna�
Warner Bros.�
4/22/1989�
3�
I'll Be There For You�
Bon Jovi�
PolyGram�
5/13/1989�
1�
Forever Your Girl�
Paula Abdul�
Virgin�
5/20/1989�
2�
Rock On (From "Dream A Little Dream")
Michael Damian�
A&M�
6/3/1989�
1�
Wind Beneath My Wings (From "Beaches")
Bette Midler�
Atlantic�
6/10/1989�
1�
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)�
New Kids On The Block�
Columbia�
6/17/1989�
1�
Satisfied�
Richard Marx�
EMI�
6/24/1989�
1�
Baby Don't Forget My Number�
Milli Vanilli�
Arista�
7/1/1989�
1�
Good Thing�
Fine Young Cannibals�
MCA�
7/8/1989�
1�
If You Don't Know Me By Now�
Simply Red�
EEG�
7/15/1989�
1�
Toy Soldiers�
Martika�
Columbia�
7/22/1989�
2�
Batdance (From "Batman")
Prince�
Warner Bros.�
8/5/1989�
1�
Right Here Waiting�
Richard Marx�
EMI�
8/12/1989�
3�
Cold Hearted�
Paula Abdul�
Virgin�
9/2/1989�
1�
Hangin' Tough�
New Kids On The Block�
Columbia�
9/9/1989�
1�
Don't Wanna Lose You�
Gloria Estefan�
Epic�
9/16/1989�
1�
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You�
Milli Vanilli�
Arista�
9/23/1989�
2�
Miss You Much�
Janet Jackson�
A&M�
10/7/1989�
4�
Listen To Your Heart�
Roxette�
EMI�
11/4/1989�
1�
When I See You Smile�
Bad English�
Epic�
11/11/1989�
2�
Blame It On The Rain�
Milli Vanilli�
Arista�
11/25/1989�
2�
We Didn't Start The Fire�
Billy Joel�
Columbia�
12/9/1989�
2�
Another Day In Paradise�
Phil Collins�
Atlantic�
12/23/1989�
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