List of number-one R&B singles of 1959 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1959:

See also: 1959 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 5 "Lonely Teardrops" Jackie Wilson
January 12 "Lonely Teardrops" Jackie Wilson
January 19 "Lonely Teardrops" Jackie Wilson
January 26 "Lonely Teardrops" Jackie Wilson
February 2 "Try Me" James Brown and His Famous Flames
February 9 "Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price
February 16 "Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price
February 23 "Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price
March 2 ""Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price
March 9 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
March 16 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
March 23 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
March 30 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
April 6 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
April 13 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
April 20 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
April 27 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
May 4 "It's Just a Matter of Time" Brook Benton
May 11 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
May 18 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
May 25 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
June 1 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
June 8 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
June 15 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
June 22 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
June 29 "Personality" Lloyd Price
July 6 "Personality" Lloyd Price
July 13 "Personality" Lloyd Price
July 20 "Personality" Lloyd Price
July 27 "There Goes My Baby" The Drifters
August 3 "What'd I Say (Part 1)" Ray Charles
August 10 "Thank You Pretty Baby" Brook Benton
August 17 "Thank You Pretty Baby" Brook Benton
August 24 "Thank You Pretty Baby" Brook Benton
August 31 "Thank You Pretty Baby" Brook Benton
September 7 I'm Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price
September 14 I'm Gonna Get Married Lloyd Price
September 21 "I Want to Walk You Home" Fats Domino
September 28 "I'm Gonna Get Married" Lloyd Price
October 5 "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
October 12 "Sea of Love" Phil Phillips
October 19 "You Better Know It" Jackie Wilson
October 26 "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
November 2 "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
November 9 "Poison Ivy" The Coasters
November 16 "So Many Ways" Brook Benton
November 23 "Don't You Know?" Della Reese
November 30 "Don't You Know" Della Reese
December 7 "The Clouds" The Spacemen
December 14 "So Many Ways" Brook Benton
December 21 "So Many Ways" Brook Benton
December 28 "The Clouds" The Spacemen