The first 20 one word number one hits

As the UK chart celebrates its 70th birthday, here is a list of the first 20 one word number one hits.

Artist Title Year
1 Alma Cogan Dreamboat 1955
2 Ady Williams Butterfly 1957
3 Paul Anka Diana 1957
4 Everly Brothers Claudette 1958
5 Kalin Twins When 1958
6 Anthony Newley Why 1960
7 Shadows Apache 1960
8 Petula Clark Sailor 1961
9 Del Shannon Runaway 1961
10 Everly Brothers Temptation 1961
11 Highwaymen Michael 1961
12 Tornados Telstar 1962
13 Jet Harris & Tony Meehan Diamonds 1963
14 Bachelors Diane 1964
15 Four Pennies Juliet 1964
16 Beatles Help 1965
17 Ken Dodd Tears 1965
18 Overlanders Michelle 1966
19 Crazy World of Arthur Brown Fire 1968
20 Fleetwood Mac Albatross 1969

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