The Everly Brothers live, 1957

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

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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.

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.")


Rank, Title, Hot 100 Peak, Year

1, "Cathy's Clown," No. 1 (five weeks), 1960

2, "Bird Dog," No. 2, 1958

3, "('Til) I Kissed You," No. 4, 1959

4, "Problems," No. 2, 1958

5, "Crying in the Rain," No. 6, 1962

6, "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)," No. 7, 1960

7, "Let It Be Me, No. 7," 1960

8, "Walk Right Back," No. 7, 1961

9, "Ebony Eyes," No. 8, 1961

10, "Devoted to You, No. 10," 1958