Chart-topping hits and music's most noteworthy news from half a century ago
She was the youngest female in American music history to top the charts.
The song with the memorable "doo-lang, doo-lang" lines dominated the radio airwaves at this time 50 years ago.
A name change and a new lead singer sent Ruby and The Romantics to the top of the charts.
The Four Seasons walked all the way to the top of the charts 50 years ago.
When Ray and Jill became Paul and Paula, they recorded one of the signature hits of the early 1960s.
A rare folk song topped the charts a half century ago this week.
Steve Lawrence had his only number one hit 50 years ago.
Fifty years ago, it wasn't a bird, it wasn't a plane, it wasn't even Superman! It was Telstar.
After a four-week hiatus, the Four Seasons returned to the top of the charts.
The Crystals, but not the real Crystals, had their biggest hit 50 years ago.
Even monsters were dancing the mash 50 years ago.
Bob Gaudio's favorite girl was number one a half century ago.
Tommy Roe had his first number one hit a half century ago this week.
Little Eva found a babysitting job with perks 50 years ago.
"Comma comma, down-doo-be-doo-down down!"
So what does a trumpet player do when his recording contract is canceled?
The number one song had Americans taking it off a half century ago.
Ray Charles reached number one with his interpretation of an old Don Gibson country tune.
Mr. Acker Bilk was no stranger to the top of the charts a half-century ago.
The Shirelles marched all the way to number one a half-century ago this week.