1957: ‘Gone’ by Ferlin Husky

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 9

“Gone” not only hit #1 on the country and western charts, but landed at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. While Ferlin Husky’s recording held the crown the longest in 1957, other top songs that year turned into full-on classics. Memorable hits included Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and The Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love.”