Consecutive Rock Number One Artists

Daveyrock's Blog

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…

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