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Most Popular Song by Year (1940-2016)

Given the year, name the song that had the most most consecutive weeks at #1 on US charts!
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First submittedNovember 7, 2016
Last updatedJuly 19, 2019
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Year
Artist
Song
1940
Tommy Dorsey
I'll Never Smile Again
1941
Jimmy Dorsey
Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
1942
Glenn Miller
Moonlight Cocktail
1943
Harry James
I've Heard That Song Before
1944
Bing Crosby
Swinging on a Star
1945
Les Brown & Doris Day
Sentimental Journey
1946
The Ink Spots
The Gypsy
1947
Ted Weems
Heartaches
1948
Peggy Lee
MaƱana (is Soon Enough for Me)
1949
Vaughn Monroe
Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
1950
Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
Goodnight Irene
1951
Les Paul and Mary Ford
How High the Moon
1952
Johnny Ray and the Four Lads
Cry
1953
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
1954
Kitty Kallen
Little Things Mean a Lot
1955
Perez Prado
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
1956
Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog
1957
Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
1958
Sheb Wooley
The Purple People Eater
1959
Johnny Horton
The Battle of New Orleans
1960
Percy Faith
Theme from "A Summer Place"
1961
Bobby Lewis
Tossin' and Turnin'
1962
Ray Charles
I Can't Stop Loving You
1963
Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
Sugar Shack
1964
The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
1965
The Rolling Stones
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
1966
SSgt Barry Sadler
The Ballad of the Green Berets
1967
The Monkees
I'm a Believer
1968
The Beatles
Hey Jude
1969
Zager & Evans
In the Year 2525
1970
Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
1971
Three Dog Night
Joy to the World
1972
Roberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
1973
Paul McCartney & Wings
My Love
1974
Ray Stevens
The Streak
1975
Captain & Tenille
Love Will Keep Us Together
1976
Rod Stewart
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
1977
Debby Boone
You Light Up My Life
1978
Bee Gees
Night Fever
Year
Artist
Song
1979
The Knack
My Sharona
1980
Blondie
Call Me
1981
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Endless Love
1982
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Ebony and Ivory
1983
The Police
Every Breath You Take
1984
Prince
When Doves Cry
1985
USA For Africa
We Are the World
1986
Dionne Warwick & Friends
That's What Friends Are For
1987
Bon Jovi
Livin' On a Prayer
1988
Steve Winwood
Roll With It
1989
Janet Jackson
Miss You Much
1990
Mariah Carey
Vision of Love
1991
Bryan Adams
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
1992
Boys II Men
End of the Road
1993
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
1994
Boys II Men
I'll Make Love to You
1995
Mariah Carey
Fantasy
1996
Los Del Rio
Macarena
1997
Elton John
Candle in the Wind 1997
1998
Brandy & Monica
The Boy Is Mine
1999
Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Smooth
2000
Santana featuring The Product G
Maria Maria
2001
Janet Jackson
All For You
2002
Ashanti
Foolish
2003
50 Cent
In Da Club
2004
Usher featuring Lil John & Ludacris
Yeah!
2005
Mariah Carey
We Belong Together
2006
Justin Timberlake
SexyBack
2007
Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Umbrella
2008
Flo Rida featuring T-Pain
Low
2009
The Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
2010
Ke$ha
TiK ToK
2011
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
We Found Love
2012
Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe
2013
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Blurred Lines
2014
Pharrell Williams
Happy
2015
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk
2016
Rihanna featuring Drake
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level 77
Nov 29, 2016
Pretty sure that the only reason Call Me is most guessed is that people were typing Call Me Maybe. Then they didn't see Call Me was accepted so they didn't go back and type Call Me Maybe again.
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