Grammy-nominated or not, No. 1 hits over the years

The Weekend performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

(AP) – The exclusion of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” at the 2021 Grammy Awards shocked many, but he’s in good company: Prince’s “When Doves Cry” never scored a nomination either.

Here’s a look at every Billboard No. 1 hit of the year since 1958, Grammy-nominated or not.


2020: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

2019: Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (Won Grammy)

2018: Drake, “God’s Plan” (Won)

2017: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (Won)

2016: Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (Grammy-nominated)

2015: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Won)

2014: Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (Won)

2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop” (Won)

2012: Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Won)

2011: Adele, “Rolling In the Deep” (Won)

2010: Kesha, “Tik Tok”

2009: Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow” (Won)

2008: Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, “Get Low” (Nominated)

2007: Beyoncé, “Irreplaceable” (Nominated)

2006: Daniel Powter, “Bad Day” (Nominated)

2005: Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together” (Won)

2004: Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, “Yeah!” (Won)

2003: 50 Cent, “In Da Club” (Nominated)

2002: Nickelback, “How You Remind Me” (Nominated)

2001: Lifehouse, “Hanging by a Moment”

2000: Faith Hill, “Breathe” (Won)

1999: Cher, “Believe” (Won)

1998: Next, “Too Close”

1997: Elton John “Candle In the Wind 1997” (Won)

1996: Los del Río, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”

1995: Coolio, “Gangsta’s Paradise” (Won)

1994: Ace of Base, “The Sign” (Nominated)

1993: Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” (Won)

1992: Boyz II Men, “End of the Road” (Won)

1991: Bryan Adams, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (Won)

1990: Wilson Phillips, “Hold On” (Nominated)

1989: Chicago, “Look Away”

1988: George Michael, “Faith”

1987: The Bangles, “Walk Like an Egyptian”

1986: Dionne Warwick & Friends, “That’s What Friends Are For” (Won)

1985: Wham!, “Careless Whisper”

1984: Prince, “When Doves Cry”

1983: The Police, “Every Breath You Take” (Won)

1982: Olivia Newton-John, “Physical” (Nominated)

1981: Kim Carnes, “Bette Davis Eyes” (Won)

1980: Blondie, “Call Me” (Nominated)

1979: The Knack, “My Sharona” (Nominated)

1978: Andy Gibb, “Shadow Dancing”

1977: Rod Stewart, “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”

1976: Wings, “Silly Love Songs”

1975: Captain & Tennille, “Love Will Keep Us Together” (Won)

1974: Barbra Streisand, “The Way We Were” (Won)

1973: Tony Orlando and Dawn, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” (Nominated)

1972: Roberta Flack, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (Won)

1971: Three Dog Night, “Joy to the World” (Nominated)

1970: Simon & Garfunkel, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Won)

1969: The Archies, “Sugar, Sugar”

1968: The Beatles, “Hey Jude” (Nominated)

1967: Lulu, “To Sir with Love”

1966: SSgt. Barry Sadler, “Ballad of the Green Berets”

1965: Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, “Wooly Bully” (Nominated)

1964: The Beatles, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (Nominated)

1963: Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, “Sugar Shack”

1962: Acker Bilk, “Stranger on the Shore” (Nominated)

1961: Bobby Lewis, “Tossin’ and Turnin’”

1960: Percy Faith, “Theme from A Summer Place” (Won)

1959: Johnny Horton, “The Battle of New Orleans” (Won)

1958: Domenico Modugno, “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” (Won)