List of Hot Country Singles number ones of 1965

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Connie Smith (pictured in 2007) ended an eight-week run at number one in January. This would remain the longest run in the top spot by a female vocalist for nearly 50 years.

Hot Country Songs is a chart that ranks the top-performing country music songs in the United States, published by Billboard magazine. In 1965, 19 different singles topped the chart, then published under the title Hot Country Singles, in 52 issues of the magazine, based on playlists submitted by country music radio stations and sales reports submitted by stores.[1]

At the start of the year, Connie Smith was at number one with "Once a Day", which had been in the top spot since the issue of Billboard dated November 28, 1964[2] and remained at number one until the issue dated January 23, 1965, a total of eight consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. This set a new record for the longest unbroken run at number one by a female singer which stood until 2012, when Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" remained atop the chart for nine weeks.[3] Smith was the only solo female vocalist to appear at number one in 1965; the only other female artist to reach the top spot during the year was Priscilla Mitchell, who topped the chart with "Yes, Mr. Peters", a duet with Roy Drusky.

One of the most successful recording artists of the mid-1960s,[4] Buck Owens spent the most weeks at number one in 1965 with thirteen. He also had the most number ones of the year, taking four different singles to the top spot. Three other artists achieved multiple number ones during the year, each topping the chart twice. Eddy Arnold, one of the biggest country music stars of the 1940s and early 1950s, had revitalised his somewhat declining career by embracing the "Nashville sound", a newer style of country music which eschewed elements of the earlier honky-tonk style in favour of smooth productions which had a broader appeal,[5][6] and in 1965 he gained two number ones, his first chart-toppers since Billboard combined country music sales and airplay into a single chart in 1958.[7] Jim Reeves also achieved two chart-toppers in 1965, both of which were posthumous; the singer had been killed in a plane crash the previous year.[8] Sonny James also topped the chart twice during the year. Five acts achieved their first career number ones in 1965: Del Reeves,[9] Warner Mack,[10] Little Jimmy Dickens,[11] Johnnie Wright,[12] and the duet pairing of Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell.[13]

Chart history

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Warner Mack achieved his only number one in 1965.
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Little Jimmy Dickens took the novelty song "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" to number one in November.
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Sonny James had two chart-toppers during the year.
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The number-one hit "Yes, Mr. Peters" was one of a number of duets which Roy Drusky (pictured) recorded with Priscilla Mitchell.
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 2 "Once a Day" Connie Smith [14]
January 9 [15]
January 16 [16]
January 23 "You're the Only World I Know" Sonny James [17]
January 30 [18]
February 6 [19]
February 13 [20]
February 20 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" Buck Owens [21]
February 27 [22]
March 6 [23]
March 13 [24]
March 20 [25]
March 27 "King Of The Road" Roger Miller [26]
April 3 [27]
April 10 [28]
April 17 [29]
April 24 [30]
May 1 "This Is It" Jim Reeves [31]
May 8 [32]
May 15 "Girl on the Billboard" Del Reeves [33]
May 22 [34]
May 29 "This Is It" Jim Reeves [35]
June 5 "What's He Doing in My World" Eddy Arnold [36]
June 12 [37]
June 19 "Ribbon of Darkness" Marty Robbins [38]
June 26 "Before You Go" Buck Owens [39]
July 3 [40]
July 10 [41]
July 17 [42]
July 24 [43]
July 31 [44]
August 7 "The First Thing Ev'ry Morning (And the Last Thing Ev'ry Night)" Jimmy Dean [45]
August 14 [46]
August 21 "Yes, Mr. Peters" Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell [47]
August 28 [48]
September 4 "The Bridge Washed Out" Warner Mack [49]
September 11 "Is It Really Over?" Jim Reeves [50]
September 18 [51]
September 25 [52]
October 2 "Only You (Can Break My Heart)" Buck Owens [53]
October 9 "Behind the Tear" Sonny James [54]
October 16 [55]
October 23 "Hello Vietnam" Johnnie Wright [56]
October 30 [57]
November 6 [58]
November 13 "Behind the Tear" Sonny James [59]
November 20 "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" Little Jimmy Dickens [60]
November 27 [61]
December 4 "Make The World Go Away" Eddy Arnold [62]
December 11 [63]
December 18 [64]
December 25 "Buckaroo" Buck Owens and his Buckaroos [65]

See also

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs: 1944-2005. Record Research. p. ix. ISBN 9780898201659.
  2. ^ "Hot Country Songs chart for November 28, 1964". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Thanki, Juli (March 27, 2017). "Connie Smith's 'Once a Day' recording launched a legendary career". The Tennessean. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Buck Owens Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Zell (1996). They Heard Georgia Singing. Mercer University Press. p. 22. ISBN 9780865545045.
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Eddy Arnold Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Eddy Arnold Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Vinopal, David. "Jim Reeves Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Huey, Steve. "Del Reeves Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Warner Mack Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "Little Jimmy Dickens - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. January 5, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Johnny Wright Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Miller, Zell (1996). They Heard Georgia Singing. Mercer University Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780865545045.
  14. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for January 2, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for January 9, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for January 16, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for January 23, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for January 30, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for February 6, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for February 13, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for February 20, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for February 27, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  23. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for March 6, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  24. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for March 13, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  25. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for March 20, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  26. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for March 27, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  27. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for April 3, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  28. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for April 10, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  29. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for April 17, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  30. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for April 24, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  31. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for May 1, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  32. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for May 8, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  33. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for May 15, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  34. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for May 22, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  35. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for May 29, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  36. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for June 5, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  37. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for June 12, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  38. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for June 19, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  39. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for June 26, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  40. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for July 3, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  41. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for July 10, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  42. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for July 17, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  43. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for July 24, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  44. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for July 31, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  45. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for August 7, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  46. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for August 14, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  47. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for August 21, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  48. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for August 28, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  49. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for September 4, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  50. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for September 11, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  51. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for September 18, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  52. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for September 25, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  53. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for October 2, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  54. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for October 9, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  55. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for October 16, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  56. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for October 23, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  57. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for October 30, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  58. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for November 6, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  59. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for November 13, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  60. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for November 20, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  61. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for November 27, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  62. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for December 4, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  63. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for December 11, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  64. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for December 18, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  65. ^ "Hot Country Singles chart for December 25, 1965". Retrieved May 9, 2018.
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