"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was the first rock'n'roll track to top Billboard's leading pop singles chart, then known as the Best Sellers in Stores.

Sixty years ago, the rock era effectively launched with the No. 1 ­success of "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets. The single was the first rock'n'roll track to top Billboard's leading pop singles chart, then known as the Best Sellers in Stores chart, and spent eight weeks atop the list, first hitting No. 1 on the tally dated July 9, 1955.

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