See What The Number One Song Was When You Graduated High School. I Remember Mine Clear As Day

Updated November 10, 2016

As we grow up, music plays a vital part in our lives. It’s a way for us to bond with friends, to get away from the stresses of life, and to widen our perspective on the world. While the music of today might be rotting the brains of America’s youth, at least when you were growing up in the Good Old Days, the music was high-caliber and positive.

Looking back at your time in high school, you probably remember listening to the radio and building your music collection. Music is one of the best ways to express your unique personality and connect with others.

Music had such an important impact on your formative years (at least it did for me), and it probably helped shape you, in part, into the person you have become today. Do you still listen to the music you loved when you were younger?

Below, we’ve collected all the Number One songs from 1960 to 1989. In addition, to the number one hits, we’ve included a few other popular songs that were released in those years. Scroll down and see if you remember dancing or singing along to these hits. When you’re done, share your great memories with us in the comments and see what others are saying!


The Top Billboard Song: “Theme from a Summer Place,” by Percy Faith and His Orchestra.

More great music: “The Twist,” by Chubby Checker.



The Top Billboard Song: “Tossin’ and Turnin’,” by Bobby Lewis.

More great music: “Please Mr. Postman,” by The Marvelettes.


The Top Billboard Song: “Stranger on the Shore,” by Mr. Acker Bilk.

More great music: “The Loco-Motion,” by Little Eva.



The Top Billboard Song: “Sugar Shack,” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

More great music: “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” by The Beach Boys.



The Top Billboard Song: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” by The Beatles.

More great music: The entire A Hard Day’s Night album!



The Top Billboard Song: “Wooly Bully,” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.

More great music: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” by The Righteous Brothers.



The Top Billboard Song: “Ballad of the Green Berets,” by Ssgt. Barry Sadler.

More great music: “96 Tears,” by ? & the Mysterians.



The Top Billboard Song: “To Sir With Love,” by Lulu.

More great music: “I Think We’re Alone Now,” by Tommy James and the Shondells.



The Top Billboard Song: “Hey Jude,” by The Beatles.

More great music: “Mrs. Robinson,” by Simon & Garfunkel.



The Top Billboard Song: “Sugar, Sugar,” by The Archies.

More great music: “Proud Mary,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.



The Top Billboard Song: “Bridge over Troubled Water,” by Simon & Garfunkel.

More great music: “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” by Three Dog Night.



The Top Billboard Song: “Joy to the World,” by Three Dog Night.

More great music: “I Feel the Earth Move,” by Carole King, one of our favorites!



The Top Billboard Song: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” by Roberta Flack.

More great music: “American Pie,” by Don McLean.



The Top Billboard Song: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

More great music: “You’re So Vain,” by Carly Simon.



The Top Billboard Song: “The Way We Were,” by Barbra Streisand.

More great music: “Come and Get Your Love,” by Redbone.



The Top Billboard Song: “Love Will Keep Us Together,” by Captain & Tennille.

More great music: “One of These Nights,” by The Eagles.



The Top Billboard Song: “Silly Love Songs,” by Wings.

More great music: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” by The Four Seasons.



The Top Billboard Song: “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” by Rod Stewart.

More great music: “I’m Your Boogie Man,” by KC and the Sunshine Band.



The Top Billboard Song: “Shadow Dancing,” by Andy Gibb.

More great music: “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” by Queen.



The Top Billboard Song: “My Sharona,” by The Knack.

More great music: “Heart of Glass,” by Blondie.



The Top Billboard Song: “Call Me,” by Blondie.

More great music: “Coming Up,” by Paul McCartney.



The Top Billboard Song: “Bette Davis Eyes,” by Kim Carnes.

More great music: “You Make My Dreams,” by Hall & Oates.



The Top Billboard Song: “Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John.

More great music: “Hold Me,” by Fleetwood Mac.



The Top Billboard Song: “Every Breath You Take,” The Police.

More great music: Like the rest of the world, we were listening to the Thriller album by Michael Jackson.



The Top Billboard Song: “When Doves Cry,” by Prince.

More great music: “Hello,” by Lionel Richie.



The Top Billboard Song: “Careless Whisper,” by Wham!.

More great music: “Suddenly,” by Billy Ocean.



The Top Billboard Song: “That’s What Friends are For,” by Dionne and Friends.

More great music: “How Will I Know,” by Whitney Houston.



The Top Billboard Song: “Walk Like An Egyptian,” by The Bangles.

More great music: “Livin’ on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi.



The Top Billboard Song: “Faith,” by George Michael.

More great music: “Got My Mind Set on You,” by George Harrison.



The Top Billboard Song: “Look Away,” by Chicago.

More great music: “I’ll Be There for You,” by Bon Jovi.


What was your favorite song from your high school years?