The First Songs to Ever Top the Billboard Chart

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15. Johnny Horton, “The Battle Of New Orleans”
> Entered Hot 100: April 27, 1959
> Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 6 weeks)
> Total weeks on Hot 100: 21

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14. Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace”
> Entered Hot 100: August 11, 1958
> Peak position on Hot 100: #6 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Hot 100: 24

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13. Chubby Checker, “Limbo Rock”
> Entered Hot 100: September 8, 1962
> Peak position on Hot 100: #2 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Hot 100: 23

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12. The Teddy Bears, “To Know Him, Is To Love Him”
> Entered Hot 100: September 22, 1958
> Peak position on Hot 100: #1 (for 3 weeks)
> Total weeks on Hot 100: 23

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11. Clyde McPhatter, “A Lover’s Question”
> Entered Hot 100: October 6, 1958
> Peak position on Hot 100: #6 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Hot 100: 24

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