1960 (tie): ‘He’ll Have to Go’ by Jim Reeves, ‘Please Help Me, I’m Falling’ by Hank Locklin

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 14

Two songs shared the spotlight for more than half of 1960. “He’ll Have to Go” and “Please Help Me I’m Falling” were both produced by Chet Atkins, widely credited with creating the “Nashville sound” that elevated country and western from its honky-tonk roots into a more-refined product for mass appeal.