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The oldest singers to top the Billboard Singles chart

Following last week’s list of the youngest singers to top the Billboard singles chart, here is a list of the top 10 oldest.

Artist Song Number one in Age
Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man 1972 46 years 6 months
Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody 1964 47 years 2 months
Bill Medley (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life 1987 47 years 2 months
Lorne Green Ringo 1964 49 years 9 months
Elton John Candle In The Wind-1997 1997 50 years 6 months
Frank Sinatra Somethin’ Stupid 1967 51 years 4 months
Cher Believe 1999 52 years 9 months
Morris Stoloff Moonglow 1956 57 years 10 months
Lawrence Welk Calcutta 1961 57 years 11 months
Louie Armstrong Hello Dolly 1964 63 years 10 months
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Youngest solo artists to have a U.S number one

Here is a list of the 10 youngest solo singers to top the Billboard singles chart;

Artist Song Year of number one Age
Stevie Wonder Fingertips (Part 2) 1963 13 years 88 days
Donny Osmond Go Away Little Girl 1971 13 years 276 days
Jimmy Boyd I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 12 years 353 days
Michael Jackson Ben 1972 14 years 46 days
Laurie London He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands 1958 14 years 85 days
Little Peggy March I Will Follow Him 1963 15 years 51 days
Brenda Lee I’m Sorry 1960 15 years 220 days
Tiffany I Think We’re Alone Now 1987 16 years 36 days
Paul Anka Diana 1957 16 years 41 days
Brian Hyland Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 1960 16 years 270 days
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