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First rock single on the Billboard Best Sellers Chart:

Crazy Man, Crazy
Performed by Bill Haley & His Comets, "Crazy Man, Crazy" reached number 15 on the Billboard charts in 1953, the first rock record to make the charts.
Source: Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 1/1/1900