1973 (tie): ‘You’ve Never Been This Far Before’ by Conway Twitty, ‘The Most Beautiful Girl’ by Charlie Rich

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 3

While it was standard in the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s to see songs stay in the #1 spot for weeks at a time, the ’70s gave way to shorter durations. In 1973, the two leaders for the year spent only three weeks each at #1. Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich share the honor for the year, and both had other hits that grabbed the top spot for two weeks each.

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