List of Billboard number-one singles of 1955

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1955 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1955, the following four charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Most Played in Jukeboxes – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.
  • Top 100 - the first Billboard chart to feature a combined tabulation of sales, airplay and jukebox play (debuted in the issue dated November 12, 1955).

Issue date Best Sellers in Stores Most Played by Jockeys Most Played in Jukeboxes Top 100
January 1 "Mr. Sandman"
The Chordettes
"Let Me Go, Lover"
Joan Weber
"Mr. Sandman"
The Chordettes
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January 8 "Mr. Sandman"
The Chordettes
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January 15 "Let Me Go, Lover"
Joan Weber
"Let Me Go, Lover"
Joan Weber
-
January 22 "Let Me Go, Lover"
Joan Weber
"Mr. Sandman"
The Chordettes
-
January 29 "Let Me Go, Lover"
Joan Weber
-
February 5 "Hearts of Stone"
The Fontane Sisters
-
February 12 "Sincerely"
The McGuire Sisters
"Sincerely"
The McGuire Sisters
"Hearts of Stone"
The Fontane Sisters
-
February 19 -
February 26 -
March 5 "Sincerely"
The McGuire Sisters
-
March 12 -
March 19 -
March 26 "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
Bill Hayes
-
April 2 -
April 9 -
April 16 -
April 23 "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
Bill Hayes
"The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
Bill Hayes
-
April 30 "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"
Pérez Prado and His Orchestra
-
May 7 -
May 14 "Unchained Melody"
Les Baxter
"Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)"
Georgia Gibbs
-
May 21 "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"
Pérez Prado & His Orchestra
-
May 28 -
June 4 "Unchained Melody"
Les Baxter
"Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"
Pérez Prado & His Orchestra
-
June 11 "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"
Pérez Prado & His Orchestra
-
June 18 -
June 25 -
July 2 -
July 9 "Rock Around the Clock"
Bill Haley & His Comets
"Learning the Blues"
Frank Sinatra
-
July 16 "Rock Around the Clock"
Bill Haley & His Comets
-
July 23 -
July 30 "Learning the Blues"
Frank Sinatra
"Rock Around the Clock"
Bill Haley & His Comets
-
August 6 "Rock Around the Clock"
Bill Haley & His Comets
-
August 13 -
August 20 -
August 27 -
September 3 "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Mitch Miller
"The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Mitch Miller
-
September 10 -
September 17 "Ain't That a Shame"
Pat Boone
-
September 24 -
October 1 "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Mitch Miller
-
October 8 "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
The Four Aces
-
October 15 "The Yellow Rose of Texas"
Mitch Miller
"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
The Four Aces
-
October 22 "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
The Four Aces
-
October 29 "Autumn Leaves"
Roger Williams
-
November 5 -
November 12 "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
The Four Aces
"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"
The Four Aces
November 19
November 26 "Sixteen Tons"
Tennessee Ernie Ford
"Sixteen Tons"
Tennessee Ernie Ford
December 3 "Sixteen Tons"
Tennessee Ernie Ford
"Sixteen Tons"
Tennessee Ernie Ford
December 10
December 17
December 24
December 31

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