Sister Rosetta Tharpe sells the first million gospel records on the Decca Label, recording Thomas Dorsey's "Rock Me" and her own "This Train".
Freddie Mercury of Queen is born.
"House of the Rising Sun," by the Animals, hits #1 for the first of three weeks, making them the first British group to top the U.S. charts with a song not written by Lennon and McCartney. It also tops the British charts.
Number of British singles in Billboard's Top 100: 21
Free hits #4 "All Right Now".
Go Away Little Girl (Donny Osmond) was a hit.
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty (KC & the Sunshine Band) was a hit.
Foreigner hits #4 with "Urgent".
Heaven 17 hits #46 in the UK with "Play To Win"
Hard to Say I'm Sorry (Chicago) was a hit.
Tiffany hits #1 with "Could've Been".
Debbie Gibson hits #4 with "Only in My Dreams".
Guns N' Roses hits #3 with "November Rain".
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon, becomes Aerosmith's first #1 hit. It holds down the top spot for a full month.