List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1959

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

Key
Best performing single of 1959 Indicates best-performing single of 1959
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 5 "The Chipmunk Song" The Chipmunks with David Seville
January 12
January 19 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" The Platters
January 26
February 2
February 9 "Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price
February 16
February 23
March 2
March 9 "Venus" Frankie Avalon
March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13 "Come Softly to Me" The Fleetwoods
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11 "The Happy Organ" Dave "Baby" Cortez
May 18 "Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison
May 25
June 1 "The Battle of New Orleans"dagger Johnny Horton
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13 "Lonely Boy" Paul Anka
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10 "A Big Hunk o' Love" Elvis Presley
August 17
August 24 "The Three Bells" The Browns
August 31
September 7
September 14
September 21 "Sleep Walk" Santo & Johnny
September 28
October 5 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16 "Mr. Blue" The Fleetwoods
November 23 "Mack the Knife" Bobby Darin
November 30
December 7
December 14 "Heartaches by the Number" Guy Mitchell
December 21
December 28 "Why" Frankie Avalon

Sources[edit]

  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Pop Charts, 1955-1959 (ISBN 0-89820-092-X)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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