Top 40 # R&B Hits
according to Joel Whitburn (from Billboard / Record Research)
Note: Many hits did not make #1 for enough weeks to qualify here, but still endured very long on the charts -
thereby surpassing some of the Top 40 #1 Hits in total popularity and sales
For example:
Shake, Rattle And Roll - Joe Turner (1954) 32 w
The Twist - Chubby Checker (1960 & 1962) 31 w
Chains Of Love - Joe Turner (1951) 25 w
Fannie Mae - Buster Brown (1960) 25 w
Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard (1955) 21 w
Earth Angel - The Penguins (1954-55) 19 w
.... and more

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