Guess What Are The Top Number One Hits From Each Decade?

Can you guess what are the top longest-running number-one hits from each decade? These songs represent a list of songs that reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Pop Charts and remained there the longest during in each decade. How well did you guess?


“Goodnight Irene” – The Weavers (1950)

“Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” – Elvis Presley(1956)

Goodnight Irene” by The Weavers and “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley both spent 11 weeks at number one during the 1950s.


“Hey Jude” – The Beatles (1968)

“Theme from Summer Place” – Percy Faith (1960)

“Hey Jude” by The Beatles in 1968 and “Theme from Summer Place” by Percy Faith in 1960 both had a 9-week run at number one making them the longest-running hits of the 1960s.


“You Light Up My Life” – Debbie Boone (1977)

“You Light Up My Life” by Debbie Boone had a 10-week run at number one in 1977.


“Let’s Get Physical” – Olivia Newton-John (1981-1982)

“Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton-John had a 10-week run at number one from 1981-1982 making it the longest running hit of the 1980s.


“One Sweet Day” – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men (1995)

“One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men had a 16-week run at number one in 1995.


“We Belong Together” – Mariah Carey (2005)

“We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey had a 14-week run at number one in 2005.


“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X (2019)

“Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X had a 19-week run at number one in 2019.

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