The Everly Brothers perform in 1957

The Everly Brothers perform at the Ed Sullivan Theater, June 30, 1957

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In honor of the Everly Brothers, following the passing yesterday (Jan. 3) of Phil Everly, Billboard has ranked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo's 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 chart hits.

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The Everly Brothers charted 31 singles on the Hot 100, including 12 top 10 hits, from the tally's 1958 inception through 1984. This past summer, Billboard ranked the pair as the No. 66 biggest act in the Hot 100's 55-year history. The Everly Brothers are the chart's third-biggest duo ever, following Daryl Hall & John Oates and the Carpenters.
The Everlys' influence, meanwhile, has been incredibly wide-ranging. Just last month, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones teamed up for an Everly Brothers tribute album, "Foreverly," which bowed on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 40. "The Everly Brothers go way back far as I can remember hearing music," Armstrong tweeted early this morning. "Those harmonies live on forever. We're gonna miss you Phil. Gratitude."
Here are the Everly Brothers' 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits. (Note that because their career predates the Hot 100's 1958 launch, some of their best-known earlier hits aren't on the list, including 1957's "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie" and 1958's "All I Have to Do Is Dream.")

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The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked using an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.


"Cathy's Clown"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 (five weeks), Year: 1960


"Bird Dog"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 2, Year: 1958


"('Til) I Kissed You"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 4, Year: 1959



Hot 100 Peak: No. 2, Year: 1958


"Crying in the Rain"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 6, Year: 1962


"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 7, Year: 1960


"Let It Be Me"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 7, Year: 1960


"Walk Right Back"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 7, Year: 1961


"Ebony Eyes"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 8, Year: 1961


"Devoted to You"

Hot 100 Peak: No. 10, Year: 1958