1962 (tie): ‘Walk On By’ by Leroy Van Dyke, ‘Wolverton Mountain’ by Claude King


Number of weeks spent as #1: 9

“Walk On By” and “Wolverton Mountain” both spent nine weeks in first place during 1962. “Walk On By” has a slight edge as the top country song, because it held the #1 spot dating back to December 1961. “Walk On By” was so beloved that its record-setting run wasn’t beaten until Florida Georgia Line came along with “Cruise” in 2013.