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1950-1980

All records made number one on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues charts.  There are no entries for 1964, because in that year, Billboard did not compile separate charts for black pop.

Please Send Me Someone to Love
Percy Mayfield
1950
Sixty Minute Man
The Dominoes
1951
 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Lloyd Price
1952
 Juke
Little Walter
1953
 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
1953
Crying in the Chapel
Sonny Til and the Orioles
1953
Money Honey
The Drifters
1954
Work with Me Annie
The Midnighters
1954
Earth Angel
The Penguins
1954
Pledging My Love
Johnny Ace
1955
Ain't It a Shame
Fats Domino
1955
Maybellene
Chuck Berry
1955
The Great Pretender
The Platters
1955
Long Tall Sally/Slippin' and Slidin'
Little Richard
1955
Fever
Little Willie John
1956
Blue Monday
Fats Domino
1957
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
1957
It's All in the Game
Tommy Edwards
1958
Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson
1958
Stagger Lee
Lloyd Price
1959
There Goes My Baby
The Drifters
1959
What'd I Say
 Ray Charles
1959
Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters
1960
I Pity the Fool
Bobby Bland
1961
Mother-in-Law
Ernie K-Doe
1961
Stand by Me
Ben E. King
1961
You'll Lose A Good Thing
Barbara Lynn
1962
Do You Love Me
The Contours
1962
You've Really Got a Hold on Me
The Miracles
1963
Fingertips--Part 2
Little Stevie Wonder
1963
Heat Wave
Martha and the Vandellas
1963
It's All Right
The Impressions
1963
My Girl
The Temptations
1965
In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
1965
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown
1965
Uptight  (Everything's Alright)
Stevie Wonder
1966
When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
1966
Hold On! I'm A-Comin'
Sam and Dave
1966
Reach Out I'll Be There
The Four Tops
1966
Knock On Wood
 Eddie Floyd
1966
You Keep Me Hangin' On
The Supremes
1966
 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
Aretha Franklin
1967
Respect
Aretha Franklin
1967
Cold Sweat
James Brown
1967
Funky Broadway
 Wilson Pickett
1967
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Jackie Wilson
1967
Soul Man
Sam and Dave
1967
I Wish It Would Rain
The Temptations
1968
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
1968
Stay in My Corner
The Dells
1968
Who's Making Love
 Johnnie Taylor
1968
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
1968
Everyday People
Sly and the Family Stone
1969
Only the Strong Survive
Jerry Butler
1969
I Want You Back
The Jackson Five
1970
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
Sly and the Family Stone
1970
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
The Temptations
1971
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
1971
Family Affair
Sly and the Family Stone
1971
Have You Seen Her
The Chi-Lites
1971
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
1972
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right
Luther Ingram
1972
Back Stabbers
The O'Jays
1972
I'm Still In Love With You
Al Green
1972
If You Don't Know Me By Now
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
1972
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
1973
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
The Spinners
1973
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
1973
Lookin' For Love
Bobby Womack
1974
Shining Star
Earth, Wind and Fire
1975
Low Rider
War
1975
Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
1976
Flash Light
Parliament
1978
One Nation Under a Groove
Funkadelics
1978
Le Freak
Chic
1978
Hot Stuff
Donna Summer
1979
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
McFadden and Whitehead
1979
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
Parliament
1979
Rock With You
Michael Jackson
1980
Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder
1980