1986 (tie): ‘Whoever’s in New England’ by Reba McEntire, ‘Have Mercy’ by The Judds, ‘Desperado Love’ by Conway Twitty, and two more


Number of weeks spent as #1: 1

Not a single song earned a second week in the top spot in 1986, allowing for a 52-way tie for first place. In fact, 1986 is the only year in the history of the “Hot Country” chart where every week featured a different #1 song. Out of the crowded field, Reba McEntire and The Judds scored three first-place hits each. Country icon Conway Twitty’s “Desperado Love” was the last track of his career to hit #1.