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This is a list of number-one hits by Britishmarker artists in the United Statesmarker on the Billboard Hot 100 (existent since August 3, 1958). The opposite to this article is List of songs by American artists which reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart.

Date Song Artist(s) Weeks at # 1 Position in UK Charts
May 26, 1962 Stranger on the Shore Mr. Acker Bilk 1 2£
December 22 Telstar The Tornados 3 1
February 1, 1964 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles 7 1£
March 21 She Loves You The Beatles 2 1£
April 4 Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles 5 1£
May 30 Love Me Do The Beatles 1 4 (1982 reissue - originally reached 17 in 1962)
June 27 A World Without Love Peter & Gordon 1 1
August 1 A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 2 1
September 5 The House of the Rising Sun The Animals 3 1
October 17 Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann 2 1
December 26 I Feel Fine The Beatles 3 1£
January 23, 1965 Downtown Petula Clark 2 2
March 13 Eight Days a Week The Beatles 2 N/A
April 10 I'm Telling You Now Freddie & the Dreamers 2 2
April 24 Game of Love Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders 1 2
May 1 Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits 3 N/A
May 22 Ticket to Ride The Beatles 1 1
July 10 Satisfaction The Rolling Stones 4 1
August 7 I'm Henry VIII, I Am Herman's Hermits 1 N/A
September 4 Help! The Beatles 3 1
October 9 Yesterday The Beatles 4 8
November 6 Get off of My Cloud The Rolling Stones 2 1
December 25 Over and Over The Dave Clark Five 1 45
January 8, 1966 We Can Work It Out The Beatles 3 (2 runs) 1£
February 5 My Love Petula Clark 2 4
June 11 Paint It, Black The Rolling Stones 2 1
June 25 Paperback Writer The Beatles 2 (2 runs) 1
July 30 Wild Thing The Troggs 2 2
September 3 Sunshine Superman Donovan 1 2
December 3 Winchester Cathedral The New Vaudeville Band 3 (2 runs) 4
March 4, 1967 Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones 1 3
March 18 Penny Lanemarker The Beatles 1 2
August 19 All You Need Is Love The Beatles 1 1
October 21 To Sir, with Love Lulu 5 N/A
December 30 Hello, Goodbye The Beatles 3 1
September 28, 1968 Hey Jude The Beatles 9 1
May 24, 1969 Get Back The Beatles with Billy Preston 5 1
August 23 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones 4 1
November 29 Come Together / Something The Beatles 1 4
April 11, 1970 Let It Be The Beatles 2 2
June 13 The Long and Winding Road / For You Blue The Beatles 2 N/A
December 26 My Sweet Lord / Isn't It a Pity George Harrison 4 1
May 29, 1971 Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones 2 2
August 7 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Bee Gees 4 N/A
September 4 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney 1 N/A
October 2 Maggie May / Reason To Believe Rod Stewart 5 1
February 3, 1973 Crocodile Rock Elton John 3 5
June 2 My Love Paul McCartney and Wings 4 9
June 30 Give Me Love George Harrison 1 8
October 20 Angie The Rolling Stones 1 5
November 24 Photograph Ringo Starr 1 8
January 26, 1974 You're Sixteen Ringo Starr 1 4
April 13 Bennie and the Jets Elton John 1 37
June 8 Band on the Run Paul McCartney and Wings 1 3
August 17 The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace 1 3
September 14 I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton 1 9
November 16 Whatever Gets You Thru the Night John Lennon 1 36
January 4, 1975 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Elton John 2 10
February 22 Pick Up the Pieces The Average White Band 1 6
April 12 Philadelphia Freedom The Elton John Band 2 12
July 19 Listen to What the Man Said Paul McCartney and Wings 1 6
August 9 Jive Talkin' Bee Gees 2 5
September 20 Fame David Bowie 2 (2 runs) 17
November 1 Island Girl Elton John 3 14
January 3, 1976 Saturday Night Bay City Rollers 1 N/A
May 22 Silly Love Songs Wings 5 (2 runs) 2
August 7 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John and Kiki Dee 4 1
September 4 You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees 1 5
November 13 Tonight's the Night Rod Stewart 8 5
January 15, 1977 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer 1 2
February 19 Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann's Earth Band 1 6
May 14 When I Need You Leo Sayer 1 1
June 18 Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1 24
July 30 I Just Want to Be Your Everything Andy Gibb 4 (2 runs) 26
December 24 How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees 3 3
February 4, 1978 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 4 1
March 4 (Love Is) Thicker Than Water Andy Gibb 2 N/A
March 18 Night Fever Bee Gees 8 1
June 17 Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb 7 42
August 5 Miss You The Rolling Stones 1 3
January 6, 1979 Too Much Heaven Bee Gees 2 3
February 10 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart 4 1
March 24 Tragedy Bee Gees 2 1
June 9 Love You Inside Out Bee Gees 1 13
November 3 Pop Muzik M 1 2
February 23, 1980 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 4 2
March 22 Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd 4 1£
June 28 Coming Up Paul McCartney and Wings 3 2
October 4 Another One Bites the Dust Queen 3 7
December 27 Starting Over John Lennon 5 1
May 2, 1981 Morning Train Sheena Easton 2 3
July 25 The One That You Love Air Supply 1 N/A
May 15, 1982 Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder 7 1
July 3 Don't You Want Me The Human League 3 1£
November 6 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes 3 7
April 23, 1983 Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners 1 1£
May 21 Let's Dance David Bowie 1 1
July 9 Every Breath You Take The Police 8 1
September 3 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics 1 2
October 1 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler 4 1
December 10 Say Say Say Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson 6 2
January 21, 1984 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes 2 9
February 4 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 3 1£
April 21 Against All Odds Phil Collins 3 2
June 23 The Reflex Duran Duran 2 1
September 22 Missing You John Waite 1 9
November 17 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! 3 1
February 16, 1985 Careless Whisper George Michael 3 1£
March 30 One More Night Phil Collins 2 4
May 18 Don't You Simple Minds 1 7
May 25 Everything She Wants Wham! 2 2£
June 8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears 2 2
July 6 Sussudio Phil Collins 1 12
July 13 A View to a Kill Duran Duran 2 2
July 27 Everytime You Go Away Paul Young 1 4
August 3 Shout Tears for Fears 3 4
September 7 St. Elmo's Fire John Parr 2 6
September 21 Money for Nothing Dire Straits 3 4
November 30 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 1 4
January 18, 1986 That's What Friends Are For Dionne and Friends 4 16
May 3 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer 1 5
May 10 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 1 1
July 12 Holding Back the Years Simply Red 1 2
July 19 Invisible Touch Genesis 1 15
July 26 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel 1 4
August 30 Higher Love Steve Winwood 1 13
September 6 Venus Bananarama 1 8
November 22 Human The Human League 1 8
April 18, 1987 I Knew You Were Waiting Aretha Franklin and George Michael 2 1
May 2 Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew 2 4
June 6 You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde 1 2
October 10 Here I Go Again Whitesnake 1 9
November 21 Mony Mony "Live" Billy Idol 1 7
December 12 Faith George Michael 4 2
January 16, 1988 Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison 1 2
February 27 Father Figure George Michael 2 11
March 12 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2 1
May 28 One More Try George Michael 3 8
June 18 Together Forever Rick Astley 1 1
July 30 Roll with It Steve Winwood 4 53
August 27 Monkey George Michael 2 13
October 8 Love Bites Def Leppard 1 11
October 15 Red Red Wine UB40 1 1
October 22 Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins 2 1
November 12 Wild, Wild West Escape Club 1 N/A
January 21, 1989 Two Hearts Phil Collins 2 6
March 25 The Living Years Mike + The Mechanics 1 2
April 15 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals 1 5
July 8 Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals 1 7
July 15 If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red 1 2
December 23 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins 4 4
October 6, 1990 Close to You Maxi Priest 1 7
October 13 Praying for Time George Michael 1 6
July 20, 1991 Unbelievable EMF 1 3
February 1, 1992 Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me George Michael and Elton John 1 1
February 8 I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred 3 2
July 24, 1993 Can't Help Falling in Love UB40 7 1
January 22, 1994 All For Love Bryan Adams / Rod Stewart / Sting 3 2
August 26, 1995 Kiss From a Rose Seal 1 4
February 22, 1997 Wannabe Spice Girls 4 1£
October 11 Candle In The Wind 1997 /
Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Elton John 14 1£
March 11, 2006 You're Beautiful James Blunt 1 1
March 27, 2008 Bleeding Love Leona Lewis 4 (3 runs) 1
June 28 Viva La Vida Coldplay 1 1
October 17, 2009 Down (feat. Lil Wayne) Jay Sean 2 (2 runs) 3


See also



Notes

  • N/A represents a single that wasn't released in the UK, or failed to chart
  • £ represents a single that sold over a million copies in the UK


  1. Billy Preston was American.
  2. The Bee Gees were born on the Isle of Manmarker, a Crown dependency that is not part of the UK, and moved to the UK proper in their early childhood, but moved to Australia later in their childhood and resided there for about ten years before moving back to the UK.
  3. Linda McCartney was an American. It is unknown whether she chose to become British national too.
  4. Andy Gibb is the brother of the Bee Gees. He was born in the UK proper, but moved with the rest of his family to Australia as an infant, grew up mainly in Australia, and lived in the US for most of his recording career.
  5. Graham Russell of Air Supply is British, Russell Hitchcock is Australian.
  6. Paul McCartney is British, Stevie Wonder is American
  7. Joe Cocker is British, Jennifer Warnes is American
  8. The Police were Britons Sting and Andy Summers, and American Stewart Copeland.
  9. Paul McCartney is British, Michael Jackson is American.
  10. Phil Collins is British, Marilyn Martin is American.
  11. Dionne and Friends are Americans Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Briton Elton John.
  12. George Michael is British, Aretha Franklin is American.
  13. Rod Stewart and Sting are British, Bryan Adams is Canadian.
  14. Jay Sean is British, Lil Wayne is American.


Olivia Newton-John, who has five US chart toppers, was born in the United Kingdom but moved to Australia at the age of five. Despite moving back to the UK, and later the US, she still considers herself very much Australian.


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