Consecutive Rock Number One Artists

It is very rare for a group to have two number one rock songs in a row–consecutive number one songs.  Here are all the consecutive number ones on the RT20 from its inception in 1979. They all took place in the super fast rocking eighties.

On October 8, 1980, AC/DC retook number one with Back In Black. The song spent three nonconsecutive weeks at number one. The next number one, on October 25, was Hells Bells.

On January 14, 1984, Van Halen song Jump hit rock number one. (Jump also hit number one pop a few weeks later, becoming  crossover number one song on both charts.)  Jump was replaced on the rock chart with Middle Of The Road by The Pretenders.  Van Halen swiftly returned to number one with the following two consecutive number one songs.


Panama by Van Halen hit rock number one on February 18, 1984, and spent two weeks at the top of the chart.


Hot For Teacher peaked at rock number one on March 3, 1984, and stayed on top for two weeks too.

The next time there were two consecutive rock number one songs by the same group was 1988.


Here is the audio to Angel Of Harlem by U2, which hit rock number one on December 10, 1988, for a single week.


When Love Comes To Town by U2 With B.B. King became the next rock number one song on December 17, 1988.

That’s all there is–Van Halen and U2!

David Lee Roth is back with Van Halen for 2012 and U2 is still going strong today.

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One Response to “Consecutive Rock Number One Artists”

  1. photos4share Says:

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