Monday, March 8, 2021

Anglosphere: #1 Songs

First posted 12/18/2020; updated 3/8/2021.

Songs to Reach #1 in Australia, Canada, UK, and the U.S.

Since the United States starting charting songs as far back as 1898 and the United Kingdom started in 1950, there have been more than 1300 and 2000 #1 songs on the charts respectively. Only 260 songs have reached the pinnacle on both sides of the pond. When one factors in the Australian and Canadian charts as well (the four countries are sometimes referred to as the Anglosphere), only 128 songs have topped all four charts. Those songs are marked below with an asterisk (*).

Note: the dates refer to the song’s first chart appearance or release date.

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The 1940s/1950s:

  • Gene Autry “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (12/3/1949)
  • Anton Karas “The Third Man Theme” (1/28/1950)
  • Teresa Brewer with the Dixieland All Stars “Music! Music! Music!” (2/4/1950)
  • Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (11/18/1950)
  • Nat “King” Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra “Too Young” (4/14/1951)
  • Tommy Edwards “It’s All in the Game” (9/15/1951) *
  • Al Martino “Here in My Heart” (5/17/1952)
  • Vera Lynn with Ronald Shaw’s Orchestra “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” (6/14/1952)
  • Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (8/9/1952)
  • Perry Como with the Ramblers & the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes’ (12/6/1952)
  • Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra & Sally Sweetland “I’m Walking Behind You” (5/9/1953)
  • Doris Day “Secret Love” (1/9/1954)
  • Kitty Kallen with Jack Pleis Orchestra “Little Things Mean a Lot” (4/17/1954)
  • Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (5/10/1954)
  • Rosemary Clooney “This Ole House” (8/7/1954)
  • Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (1/31/1955)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (10/24/1955)
  • Dean Martin “Memories Are Made of This” (11/21/1955)
  • Kay Starr with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra “Rock and Roll Waltz” (12/23/1955)
  • Guy Mitchell “Singing the Blues” (10/20/1956)
  • Tab Hunter “Young Love” (12/20/1956)
  • Andy Williams “Butterfly” (2/9/1957)
  • Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” (3/22/1957)
  • Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (5/27/1957)
  • Paul Anka “Diana” (6/29/1957) *
  • Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (9/24/1957)
  • The Everly Brothers “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (4/14/1958)
  • Conway Twitty “It’s Only Make Believe” (9/8/1958)
  • The Platters “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (11/17/1958) *
  • Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (8/24/1959)
  • Johnny Preston “Running Bear” (10/12/1959)

The 1960s:

  • The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (4/18/1960)
  • Elvis Presley “It’s Now or Never” (7/5/1960) *
  • Elvis Presley “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (11/1/1960) *
  • Elvis Presley “Surrender” (2/7/1961) *
  • The Marcels “Blue Moon” (2/27/1961)
  • Del Shannon “Runaway” (3/6/1961) *
  • The Highwaymen “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” (7/3/1961)
  • Elvis Presley “Good Luck Charm” (2/27/1962) *
  • Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (4/30/1962) *
  • The Tornadoes “Telstar” (8/30/1962)
  • The Beatles “She Loves You” (8/23/1963)
  • The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (11/29/1963) *
  • The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” (3/16/1964)
  • Peter & Gordon “A World Without Love” (5/9/1964)
  • The Animals “The House of the Rising Sun” (6/19/1964)
  • The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” (7/10/1964) *
  • Manfred Mann “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (7/18/1964)
  • Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (8/29/1964) *
  • The Supremes “Baby Love” (9/17/1964)
  • The Beatles “I Feel Fine” (11/23/1964) *
  • The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (12/12/1964)
  • The Beatles “Ticket to Ride” (4/9/1965) *
  • The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man” (4/12/1965)
  • The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (6/6/1965)
  • Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” (7/10/1965)
  • The Beatles “Help!” (7/19/1965) *
  • The Rolling Stones “Get Off of My Cloud” (9/25/1965)
  • The Beatles “We Can Work It Out” (12/3/1965) *
  • Nancy Sinatra “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” (1/22/1966) *
  • The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black” (5/7/1966) *
  • Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (5/7/1966)
  • The Beatles “Paperback Writer” (5/30/1966) *
  • Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (8/18/1966)
  • The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (10/10/1966)
  • The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (11/12/1966) *
  • Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra “Somethin’ Stupid” (3/18/1967) *
  • The Beatles “All You Need Is Love” (7/7/1967) *
  • The Beatles “Hello Goodbye” (11/24/1967) *
  • The Beatles “Hey Jude” (8/26/1968) *
  • Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (10/30/1068)
  • Tommy Roe “Dizzy” (1/18/1969)
  • The Beatles with Billy Preston “Get Back” (4/11/1969) *
  • The Archies “Sugar, Sugar” (5/24/1969)
  • Zager & Evans “In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)” (6/21/1969)
  • The Rolling Stones “Honky Tonk Women” (7/4/1969)

The 1970s:

  • Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1/26/1970
  • The Miracles “The Tears of a Clown” (8/1/1970)
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn “Knock Three Times” (11/21/1970) *
  • George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” (11/28/1970) *
  • Rod Stewart “Maggie May” (7/17/1971) *
  • Harry Nisson “Without You” (12/11/1971) *
  • Chuck Berry “My Ding-a-Ling (live)” (8/5/1972)
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (2/3/1973) *
  • Steve Miller Band “The Joker” (10/20/1973)
  • Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1/5/1974) *
  • Ray Stevens “The Streak” (4/13/1974)
  • George McCrae “Rock Your Baby” (5/11/1974)
  • John Denver “Annie’s Song” (5/25/1974)
  • Carl Douglas “Kung Fu Fighting” (10/12/1974) *
  • The Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” (12/27/1975)
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (6/21/1976) *
  • Chicago “If You Leave Me Now” (8/6/1976) *
  • Abba “Dancing Queen” (8/16/1976) *
  • David Soul “Don’t Give Up on Us” (12/31/1976) *
  • Leo Sayer “When I Need You” (2/26/1977)
  • Bee Gees “Night Fever” (2/3/1978)
  • Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (4/1/1978)
  • Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (6/17/1978) *
  • Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (11/10/1978) *
  • Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (12/16/1978)
  • Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1/3/1979) *
  • Bee Gees “Tragedy” (2/2/1979)
  • Anita Ward “Ring My Bell” (5/12/1979)
  • Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (11/23/1979)

The 1980s:

  • Blondie “Call Me” (2/1/1980)
  • Barbra Streisand “Woman in Love” (8/29/1980) *
  • John Lennon “Just Like Starting Over” (10/20/1980) *
  • Blondie “The Tide Is High” (11/8/1980)
  • Men at Work “Down Under” (10/23/1981) *
  • The Human League “Don’t You Want Me?” (11/28/1981)
  • Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (3/29/1982)
  • Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (6/5/1982) *
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” (6/25/1982)
  • Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1/2/1983) *
  • Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (2/11/1983) *
  • David Bowie “Let’s Dance” (3/17/1983)
  • The Police “Every Breath You Take” (5/13/1983)
  • UB40 “Red Red Wine” (8/20/1983)
  • Culture Club “Karma Chameleon” (9/17/1983) *
  • Lionel Richie “Hello” (2/13/1984) *
  • Duran Duran “The Reflex” (4/16/1984)
  • Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (5/14/1984) *
  • George Michael “Careless Whisper” (7/24/1984) *
  • Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (8/1/1984) *
  • Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (11/13/1984) *
  • U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (3/7/1985) *
  • Whitney Houston “Saving All My Love for You” (6/29/1985)
  • Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” (10/28/1985)
  • Falco “Rock Me Amadeus” (2/8/1986)
  • Madonna “Papa Don’t Preach” (6/11/1986) *
  • Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (6/15/1986)
  • Aretha Franklin & George Michael “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” (1/19/1987)
  • Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (1/30/1987)
  • Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me” (4/30/1987) *
  • Los Lobos “La Bamba” (6/27/1987) *
  • Madonna “Who’s That Girl” (6/30/1987)
  • Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (7/20/1987)
  • Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (7/28/1987) *
  • Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now” (8/29/1987)
  • Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” (9/18/1987)
  • Phil Collins “A Groovy Kind of Love” (9/2/1988)
  • Bangles “Eternal Flame” (2/3/1989)
  • Madonna “Like a Prayer” (2/27/1989) *
  • New Kids on the Block “Hangin’ Tough” (7/3/1989)

The 1990s:

The 2000s:

  • Madonna “Music” (8/4/2000) *
  • Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (9/4/2000) Shaggy with Rayvon “Angel” (12/30/2000)
  • Christina Aguilera with Lil’ Kim, Mya, & Pink “Lady Marmalade” (4/6/2001)
  • Nelly & Kelly Rowland “Dilemma” (6/25/2002)
  • Eminem “Lose Yourself” (9/17/2002) *
  • Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (5/19/2003)
  • Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (1/3/2004) *
  • Usher “Burn” (3/13/2004)
  • Ciara “Goodies” (6/19/2004)
  • James Blunt “You’re Beautiful” (5/30/2005)
  • Ne-Yo “So Sick” (11/19/2005)
  • Shakira & Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie” (2/28/2006)
  • Justin Timberlake “Sexyback” (7/14/2006) *
  • Timbaland with Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake “Give It to Me” (2/4/2007)
  • Rihanna & Jay-Z “Umbrella” Rihanna & Jay-Z (3/29/2007) *
  • Sean Kingston “Beautiful Girls” (5/27/2007) *
  • Kanye West with Daft Punk “Stronger” (7/22/2007)
  • Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (10/19/2007) *
  • Madonna “Take a Bow” (3/23/2008)
  • Lady Gaga & Colby O’Donis “Just Dance” (4/8/2008) *
  • Katy Perry “I Kissed a Girl” (4/28/2008) *
  • Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (5/24/2008)
  • Pink “So What” (8/17/2008) *
  • Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (9/23/2008) *
  • Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (11/12/2008) *
  • Kelly Clarkson “My Life Would Suck Without You” (1/13/2009)
  • Flo Rida & Ke$ha “Right Round” (1/18/2009) *
  • Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (5/31/2009) *
  • Owl City “Fireflies” (8/22/2009)
  • Taio Cruz with Ludacris “Break Your Heart” (9/26/2009)

The 2010s:

  • B.o.B. with Bruno Mars “Nothin’ on You” (2/2/2010)
  • Usher with will.i.am “OMG” (3/22/2010)
  • Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (5/11/2010) *
  • Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (7/20/2010) *
  • Rihanna “Only Girl in the World” (9/20/2010) *
  • Bruno Mars “Grenade” (9/29/2010) *
  • Kesha “We R Who We R” (10/22/2010)
  • Rihanna with Drake “What’s My Name?” (10/24/2010)
  • Adele “Someone Like You” (1/24/2011)
  • LMFAO, Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” (1/25/2011) *
  • Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer “Give Me Everything” (3/18/2011)
  • Gotye & Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know” (7/5/2011) *
  • Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (9/20/2011) *
  • Fun. & Janelle Monáe “We Are Young” (9/20/2011) *
  • Rihanna & Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (9/22/2011)
  • Katy Perry “Part of Me” (2/13/2012)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz “Thrift Shop” (8/27/2012) *
  • Rihanna “Diamonds” (9/27/2012)
  • Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (3/26/2013) *
  • Lorde “Royals” (6/3/2013)
  • Katy Perry “Roar” (8/10/2013) *
  • Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” (8/25/2013)
  • Pitbull & Ke$ha “Timber” (10/7/2013)
  • Magic! “Rude” (10/10/2013)
  • Eminem with Rihanna “The Monster” (10/29/2013) *
  • Pharrell Williams “Happy” (10/29/2013) *
  • OMI “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” (5/19/2014) *
  • Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” (6/30/2014) *
  • Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (11/10/2014) *
  • Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth “See You Again” (3/10/2015) *
  • Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (8/28/2015) *
  • Adele “Hello” (10/23/2015) *
  • Justin Bieber “Sorry” (10/23/2015)
  • Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (11/9/2015) *
  • Zayn “Pillow Talk” (1/29/2016) *
  • Drake with WizKid & Kyla “One Dance” (4/5/2016) *
  • The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (7/29/2016) *
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (1/6/2017) *
  • Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (1/12/2017) *
  • Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (3/25/2017) *
  • DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne “I’m the One” (4/28/2017) *
  • Camila Cabello with Young Thug “Havana” (8/3/2017) *
  • Taylor Swift “Look What You made Me Do” (8/24/2017) *
  • Post Malone with 21 Savage “Rockstar” (9/15/2017) *
  • Drake “God’s Plan” (1/19/2018) *
  • Drake “Nice for What” (4/6/2018) *
  • Drake “In My Feelings” (7/10/2018) *
  • Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (9/27/2018) *
  • Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next” (11/3/2018) *
  • Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved” (11/8/2018)
  • Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (12/3/2018) *
  • Ariana Grande “7 Rings” (1/18/2019) *
  • Shawn Mendes with Camila Cabello “Señorita” (6/21/2019) *
  • The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (11/29/2019) *

The 2020s:

  • Drake “Toosie Slide” (4/3/2010)
  • DaBaby with Roddy Ricch “Rockstar” (4/17/2020) *
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande “Rain on Me” (5/22/2020)
  • Jawsh 685 with Jason Derulo “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” (6/11/2020) *
  • 24K Goldn with Iann Dior “Mood” (7/24/2020) *
  • Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion “WAP” (8/7/2020) *
  • Ariana Grande “Positions” (10/23/2020) *

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