From the first chart-topper of 1955 (Rock Era begins) through the last day of 1959, here is a half-decade of No. 1 hits in the USA, according to Billboard. This post replaces the previous one (2009) and includes several songs that were inexplicably missing from it. Now we have about 90 tunes.
To travel through all three decades in order (’50s, ’60s, ’70s), here is your next link:
For titles, artists, and weekly charts, just go here:
The slide show is of random records and images of that decade, not in any particular order and not intended to match up with the fast-moving audio track.