#1 HITS–THESE SONGS WERE #1 ON THIS DATE 2/9

Hi,  Thes song were the #1 hits on the Billboard charts on February 9 of their respective year…Hope some of your favorites are here.

1956–POP–DEAN MARTIN–MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS     R&B–THE PLATTERS–THE GREAT PRETENDER   C&W–TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD–SIXTEEN TONS

1957–POP–PAT BOONE–DON’T FORBID ME   R&B–FATS DOMINO–BLUE MONDAY   C&W–MARTY ROBBINS–SINGING THE BLUES

1958–POP–DANNY & THE JUNIORS–AT THE HOP   R&B–THE SILHOUETTES–GET A JOB   C&W–MARTY ROBBINS–THE STORY OF MY LIFE

1959–POP–LLOYD PRICE–STAGGER LEE   R&B–LLOYD PRICE–STAGGER LEE   C&W–JIM REEVES–BILLY BAYOU

1960–POP–MARK DINNING–TEEN ANGEL   R&B–DINAH WASHINGTON & BROOK BENTON–BABY (YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES)   C&W–JIM REEVES–HE’LL HAVE TO GO

1961–POP–LAWRENCE WELK–CALCUTTA   R&B–THE MIRACLES–SHOP AROUND   C&W–FERLIN HUSKY–WINGS OF A DOVE

1962–POP–JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS–PEPPERMINT TWIST–PT 1   R&B–BARBARA GEORGE–I KNOW (YOU DON’T LOVE ME NO MORE)   C&W–LEROY VAN DYKE–WALK ON BY   ADULT CONTEMPORARY (A/C)–ELVIS PRESLEY–CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

1963–POP–PAUL & PAULA–HEY PAULA   R&B–THE MIRACLES–YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON MY  C&W–CARL BUTLER & PEARL–DON’T LET ME CROSS OVER   A/C–ROOFTOP SINGERS–WALK RIGHT IN

1964–POP–THE BEATLES–I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND   R&B–(CHART DISCONTINUED UNTIL 1/30/65)   C&W–STONEWALL JACKSON–B.J. THE D.J.   A/C–RICKY NELSON–FOR YOU

1965–POP–THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS–YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’   R&B–THE TEMPTATIONS–MY GIRL   C&W–SONNY JAMES–YOU’RE THE ONLY WORLD I KNOW   A/C–ROGER MILLER–KING OF THE ROAD

There they are…all were #1 hits on this date February 9, for the years 1956-1965.

Till the next time—Joe

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