Daily Archives: July 9, 2015

‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley & His Comets peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago today (July 9 1955)

(Saturday, July 9, 1955)“Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets, widely considered to be the record that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world, was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for eight consecutive weeks (July 9/16/23/30, Aug. 6/13/20/27, 1955).

The song is ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”