Songs from the 1950s

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This page lists the top songs of the 1950s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of the 1950s can be found here.

The mid 1950s saw the explosion of "Rock & Roll", dominating the music scene, at least in terms of revenue earned. The top 50 acts of the 1950s were:

#1: Elvis Presley #2: Frank Sinatra #3: Nat King Cole #4: Miles Davis #5: Perry Como
#6: Harry Belafonte #7: Bill Haley & his Comets #8: Johnny Mathis #9: Thelonious Monk #10: Frankie Laine
#11: Doris Day #12: Pat Boone #13: Fats Domino #14: Eddie Fisher #15: Ella Fitzgerald
#16: Patti Page #17: Louis Armstrong #18: The Platters #19: Dean Martin #20: Dave Brubeck
#21: Tony Bennett #22: The Kingston Trio #23: Four Aces #24: Little Richard #25: Chuck Berry
#26: Sonny Rollins #27: Art Blakey #28: Johnnie Ray #29: Duke Ellington #30: Sarah Vaughan
#31: Mitch Miller #32: Hank Williams #33: Mantovani #34: Bing Crosby #35: Rosemary Clooney
#36: Mario Lanza #37: The Everly Brothers #38: Guy Mitchell #39: Charles Mingus #40: Chet Baker
#41: Paul Anka #42: Les Paul & Mary Ford #43: Buddy Holly #44: Jo Stafford #45: Jackie Gleason
#46: Ray Charles #47: Ricky Nelson #48: Tennessee Ernie Ford #49: Claudio Villa #50: Kay Starr
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bill Haley & his Comets Rock Around the Clock 1955 UK 1 - Jan 1955 (36 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1955 (24 weeks), US BB 1 of 1955, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (31 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1955, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1955, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1956, UK sales 1 of the 1950s (1,390 k in 1955), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1954), DDD 1 of 1954, POP 1 of 1955, DZE 1 of 1955, ASCAP song of 1953, Flanders 2 - Nov 1955 (14 months), DMDB 2 (1954), Italy 3 of 1957, UKMIX 3, nuTsie 3 of 1950s, Brazil 4 of 1956, Europe 5 of the 1950s (1955), D.Marsh 7 of 1955, Scrobulate 8 of rock & roll, RIAA 12, Germany 17 - Jun 1968 (2 months), Holland 27 - Jun 1968 (5 weeks), Belgium 30 - Jun 1974 (1 week), 41 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 49 (1954), AFI 50, Rolling Stone 158, RYM 2 of 1954, Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1954, Party 180 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 UK 1 - Jan 1958 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (27 weeks), US BB 1 of 1957, Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1958, DDD 1 of 1957, POP 1 of 1957, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Europe 2 of the 1950s (1957), Scrobulate 2 of rockabilly, nuTsie 2 of 1950s, D.Marsh 4 of 1957, Holland 5 - Jan 1974 (9 weeks), UK sales 5 of the 1950s (880 k in 1958), Flanders 8 - Dec 1957 (2 months), France 10 - Dec 1971 (1 week), US CashBox 11 of 1957, Belgium 11 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1958, AFI 21, Italy 60 of 1958, Rolling Stone 67, DMDB 69 (1957), Acclaimed 192 (1957), Belgium 214 of all time, UKMIX 291, RYM 3 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957, Party 54 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be) 1956 UK 1 - Jun 1956 (22 weeks), Flanders 1 - Dec 1956 (6 months), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1956, Record Mirror 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1956, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1956, France 1 for 1 week - Jan 1957, Oscar in 1956 (film 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1956), ASCAP song of 1955, US Billboard 2 - Jun 1956 (27 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jun 1956 (25 weeks), Italy 4 of 1957, US CashBox 5 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1956, Brazil 16 of 1957, US BB 23 of 1956, POP 23 of 1956, Europe 27 of the 1950s (1956), UKMIX 34, AFI 48, RIAA 165, RYM 23 of 1956
4 Bobby Darin Mack the Knife 1959 UK 1 - Sep 1959 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1959 (26 weeks), US BB 1 of 1959, US CashBox 1 of 1959, US Radio 1 of 1959 (peak 1 18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1959, Canada 1 - Aug 1959 (18 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1959, Europarade 1 for 1 week - Nov 1959, Grammy in 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1959), POP 1 of 1959, DDD 3 of 1959, Billboard 50th song 3, Norway 9 - Nov 1959 (3 weeks), Flanders 11 - Nov 1959 (3 months), South Africa 13 of 1959, RIAA 15, Brazil 20 of 1959, DMDB 33 (1959), Italy 38 of 1960, D.Marsh 40 of 1959, nuTsie 56 of 1950s, Europe 88 of the 1950s (1959), UKMIX 167, Rolling Stone 251, Acclaimed 407 (1959), WXPN 518, RYM 15 of 1959, Party 226 of 1999
5 The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley 1958 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1958 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1958 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1959 (25 weeks), Flanders 1 - Jan 1959 (7 months), Italy 1 for 1 week - Feb 1959, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1958, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958), Library of Congress artifact (1958), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1959), UK 5 - Nov 1958 (14 weeks), Australia 5 of 1958, Italy 5 of 1959, South Africa 8 of 1958, Europe 18 of the 1950s (1958), US CashBox 20 of 1958, US BB 37 of 1958, POP 37 of 1958, DDD 94 of 1958, RIAA 197, Acclaimed 1001 (1958), RYM 89 of 1958
6 Jo Stafford You Belong to Me 1952 UK 1 - Nov 1952 (19 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952 (23 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, US CashBox 1 - Aug 1952 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), DZE 1 of 1952, US BB 4 of 1952, POP 4 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1952, UKMIX 100, RYM 145 of 1952
7 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 1956 Belgium 1 - Jun 1976 (10 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987 (1956), Library of Congress artifact (1956), US BB 2 of 1957, Holland 2 - Jun 1976 (10 weeks), POP 2 of 1957, Europe 3 of the 1950s (1956), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1956 (27 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Oct 1956 (13 weeks), UK 6 - Dec 1956 (15 weeks), Flanders 7 - Mar 1957 (5 months), DDD 8 of 1956, France 10 - May 1976 (1 week), D.Marsh 17 of 1956, RIAA 18, nuTsie 31 of 1950s, US CashBox 39 of 1956, DMDB 55 (1956), Brazil 74 of 1957, Rolling Stone 81, Acclaimed 153 (1956), RYM 5 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
8 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1950 (26 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1950 (33 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1950, Oscar in 1950 (film 'Captain Carey, U.S.A.'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992 (1950), ASCAP song of 1950, US BB 2 of 1950, POP 2 of 1950, DDD 4 of 1950, DZE 6 of 1950, France (50s) 13 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1950, Brazil 15 of 1952, Italy 48 of 1951, DMDB 51 (1950), RIAA 109, Acclaimed 1292 (1950), RYM 2 of 1950
9 The Chordettes Mister Sandman 1954 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1954 (8 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1954, US CashBox 1 - Oct 1954 (23 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1955, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1955, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1954), Peel list 1 of 1954, ASCAP song of 1954, US BB 5 of 1954, DZE 5 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1954, POP 7 of 1954, UK 11 - Dec 1954 (8 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1955, DDD 45 of 1954, RIAA 252, Acclaimed 1006 (1954), RYM 9 of 1954
10 Anton Karas Third Man Theme 1950 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1950 (25 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1950, UK Sheet Music 1 for 4 (Returned for 3 weeks from w/e 18/2/50) weeks - Jan 1950, US CashBox 1 - Mar 1950 (33 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1950, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1950), Italy 2 of 1950, DZE 3 of 1950, Peel list 4 of 1950, France (50s) 11 of 1950, Brazil 23 of 1952, POP 24 of 1950, RYM 6 of 1950
11 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios (may God Be With You) 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1953, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1953 (35 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1953), DZE 1 of 1953, Italy 2 of 1954, US BB 3 of 1953, POP 3 of 1953, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1953, Brazil 5 of 1954, UK 7 - Nov 1953 (4 weeks), Europe 97 of the 1950s (1953), RYM 24 of 1953
12 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire 1957 UK 1 - Dec 1957 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jan 1958, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1990, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1957 (21 weeks), Canada 2 - Dec 1957 (12 weeks), DDD 5 of 1957, D.Marsh 7 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1958, POP 14 of 1958, Belgium 15 - Oct 1989 (7 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1958, Flanders 16 - Feb 1958 (1 month), nuTsie 17 of 1950s, Holland 27 - Sep 1989 (7 weeks), DMDB 45 (1957), Scrobulate 63 of oldies, RIAA 64, Europe 76 of the 1950s (1957), Acclaimed 86 (1957), Rolling Stone 96, RYM 1 of 1957, Party 242 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Al Martino Here in My Heart 1952 UK 1 - Nov 1952 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - May 1952 (17 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1952, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1952, US CashBox 2 - May 1952 (24 weeks), US BB 20 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1952, POP 20 of 1952, UKMIX 66, RYM 22 of 1952
14 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz 1950 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1950 (26 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950 (23 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1950, US CashBox 1 - Nov 1950 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1951, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1951, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1950), DZE 1 of 1950, US BB 4 of 1950, DDD 5 of 1950, POP 7 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 22 of 1950, DMDB 41 (1950), Brazil 51 of 1951, RIAA 198, Acclaimed 1447 (1950), RYM 77 of 1951, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1950
15 The Crew-Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1954, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1954, DZE 1 of 1954, US BB 3 of 1954, Flanders 3 - Dec 1954 (3 months), Peel list 3 of 1954, POP 3 of 1954, UK 12 - Oct 1954 (9 weeks), Brazil 13 of 1954, France (50s) 20 of 1954, Italy 95 of 1955, RYM 22 of 1954
16 Doris Day Secret Love 1954 UK 1 - Apr 1954 (29 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1954 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1954 (20 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1954, US CashBox 1 - Nov 1953 (30 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - May 1954, Oscar in 1953 (film 'Calamity Jane'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1953), UKMIX 7, DZE 8 of 1954, US BB 11 of 1954, POP 11 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1954, Brazil 17 of 1954, Italy 54 of 1954, RYM 12 of 1953
17 Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons 1955 UK 1 - Jan 1956 (11 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1955 (22 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Nov 1955 (21 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1956, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1956, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1955), DZE 2 of 1955, Flanders 3 - Jan 1956 (7 months), Brazil 7 of 1956, D.Marsh 12 of 1955, US BB 20 of 1955, POP 20 of 1955, DDD 49 of 1955, RIAA 83, DMDB 88 (1955), Acclaimed 276 (1955), UKMIX 933, RYM 13 of 1955
18 Elvis Presley Hound Dog 1956 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1956 (28 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jul 1956 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988 (1956), DDD 1 of 1956, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 - Sep 1956 (25 weeks), US BB 2 of 1956, POP 2 of 1956, nuTsie 8 of 1950s, D.Marsh 11 of 1956, Flanders 13 - Nov 1956 (2 months), US CashBox 15 of 1956, UKMIX 15, Brazil 17 of 1956, Rolling Stone 19, DMDB 20 (1956), Acclaimed 52 (1956), Europe 57 of the 1950s (1956), Scrobulate 60 of oldies, RIAA 68, Italy 72 of 1956, WXPN 692, RYM 1 of 1956, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1956, Party 281 of 1999
19 Teresa Brewer (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! 1950 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1950 (16 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1950, UK Sheet Music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1950, US CashBox 1 - Feb 1950 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1950, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1950, US BB 3 of 1950, POP 3 of 1950, Brazil 64 of 1950
20 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 1956 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1956 (27 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Mar 1956 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1956), D.Marsh 1 of 1956, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 - May 1956 (22 weeks), 4 in 2FM list, US CashBox 6 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1956, Europe 7 of the 1950s (1956), Scrobulate 13 of rock & roll, DDD 15 of 1956, Acclaimed 19 (1956), US BB 22 of 1956, UKMIX 22, POP 22 of 1956, DMDB 26 (1956), Brazil 37 of 1956, Rolling Stone 45, nuTsie 45 of 1950s, Italy 49 of 1956, RIAA 87, WXPN 730, RYM 2 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
21 The Platters Only You (And You Alone) 1955 Italy 1 of 1957, France 1 for 13 weeks - Nov 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1955), US CashBox 3 - Aug 1955 (26 weeks), US BB 4 of 1955, Brazil 4 of 1957, POP 4 of 1955, UK 5 - Sep 1956 (16 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1955 (22 weeks), D.Marsh 10 of 1955, DDD 12 of 1955, Europe 22 of the 1950s (1955), nuTsie 88 of 1950s, Acclaimed 643 (1955), RYM 15 of 1955, Party 271 of 1999
22 Domenico Modugno Volare 1958 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1958 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1958, Italy 1 of 1958, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1958, Grammy in 1958, Top Song of 1958 of the Billboard 50th list, Canada 2 - Jul 1958 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1958 (14 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1958, South Africa 5 of 1958, Australia 6 of 1958, UK 10 - Sep 1958 (12 weeks), Europe 34 of the 1950s (1958), DDD 56 of 1958, RYM 29 of 1958
23 Buddy Holly That'll Be the Day 1957 UK 1 - Sep 1957 (15 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), ASCAP song of 1957, Library of Congress artifact (1957), Canada 2 - Aug 1957 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1957, US Billboard 3 - Aug 1957 (22 weeks), DDD 3 of 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), US BB 9 of 1957, POP 9 of 1957, nuTsie 10 of 1950s, Europe 13 of the 1950s (1957), US CashBox 25 of 1957, Rolling Stone 39, Acclaimed 41 (1957), DMDB 46 (1957), Scrobulate 47 of oldies, 79 in 2FM list, UKMIX 276, RYM 2 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 Tony Bennett Stranger in Paradise 1953 UK 1 - Apr 1955 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Nov 1953 (25 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 6 weeks - May 1955, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1955, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1953 (19 weeks), US BB 2 of 1953, POP 2 of 1953, US 1940s 3 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1954, Brazil 38 of 1955, UKMIX 273, RYM 28 of 1953
25 Vera Lynn Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart 1952 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1952 (18 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Jul 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1952, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1952 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1952, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1952, DZE 4 of 1952, UK 10 - Nov 1952 (1 week), US BB 14 of 1952, POP 24 of 1952, RYM 147 of 1952
26 Nat King Cole Unforgettable 1951 US BB 1 of 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1951), POP 1 of 1952, ASCAP song of 1951, US Billboard 12 - Nov 1951 (15 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Nov 1951 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Nov 1951 (23 weeks), DDD 25 of 1951, Europe 63 of the 1950s (1952), Scrobulate 78 of vocal, UK 84 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), WXPN 500, RYM 4 of 1951
27 Paul Anka Diana 1957 UK 1 - Aug 1957 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1957 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1957, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1957, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1957 (29 weeks), Flanders 2 - Oct 1957 (7 months), Italy 2 of 1958, UK sales 2 of the 1950s (1,240 k in 1957), Poland 9 - Apr 1989 (8 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1956, POP 14 of 1956, Brazil 16 of 1958, UKMIX 16, Europe 17 of the 1950s (1957), DDD 36 of 1957, RYM 17 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957
28 Perry Como Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 1953 UK 1 - Jan 1953 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1952 (21 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1953, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1952 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1953, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Feb 1953, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1953, DZE 8 of 1953, US BB 20 of 1953, POP 20 of 1953, UKMIX 256, RYM 31 of 1953
29 Perez Prado Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White 1955 UK 1 - Mar 1955 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1955 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1955, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1955, US CashBox 2 - Mar 1955 (29 weeks), Flanders 2 - Apr 1955 (5 months), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1955, Brazil 4 of 1955, US BB 7 of 1955, POP 7 of 1955, DDD 68 of 1955, UKMIX 188, RYM 27 of 1955
30 Nat King Cole Too Young 1951 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1951 (29 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1951 (28 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1951, US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (37 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Aug 1951, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1951, POP 1 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1951, DDD 5 of 1951, Brazil 7 of 1953, DZE 8 of 1951, RYM 10 of 1951
31 The Platters Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 1959 UK 1 - Jan 1959 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1958 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1958 (16 weeks), Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1959, Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1959, Australia 1 for 10 weeks - Feb 1959, Brazil 3 of 1959, Australia 3 of 1959, South Africa 3 of 1959, Italy 4 of 1959, Flanders 5 - Feb 1959 (7 months), US Radio 6 of 1959 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1959, Europe 25 of the 1950s (1959), DDD 34 of 1958, UKMIX 164, RIAA 190, Acclaimed 1720 (1958), RYM 6 of 1958
32 Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel 1956 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1956 (27 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Aug 1956 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1956, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1956), DDD 4 of 1956, D.Marsh 11 of 1956, DMDB 12 (1956), Europe 14 of the 1950s (1956), nuTsie 15 of 1950s, Belgium 17 - Sep 1977 (2 weeks), US BB 19 of 1956, Brazil 19 of 1956, POP 19 of 1956, UK 24 - Jun 1978 (12 weeks), RIAA 68, Acclaimed 74 (1956), Italy 92 of 1958, Rolling Stone 197, WXPN 543, RYM 1 of 1956
33 Johnnie Ray Cry 1951 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1951 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1951 (25 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1951, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1951 (33 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1952, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1951), DZE 1 of 1951, US BB 2 of 1951, DDD 4 of 1951, POP 6 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1951, Italy 68 of 1955, Acclaimed 1084 (1951), RYM 5 of 1951
34 Harry Belafonte Banana Boat Song 1957 Flanders 1 - Mar 1957 (7 months), Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Jul 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1956), UK 2 - Mar 1957 (18 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1957 (20 weeks), US BB 5 of 1957, POP 5 of 1957, Italy 16 of 1957, Brazil 19 of 1957, US CashBox 23 of 1957, DDD 36 of 1956, Europe 84 of the 1950s (1957), RIAA 156, UKMIX 367, RYM 14 of 1957
35 Elvis Presley All Shook Up 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1957 (30 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1957 (3 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1957, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), US CashBox 8 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1957, UK sales 8 of the 1950s (740 k in 1957), DDD 11 of 1957, Flanders 12 - Jun 1957 (2 months), Scrobulate 12 of rock & roll, US BB 13 of 1957, POP 13 of 1957, D.Marsh 18 of 1957, Holland 33 - Jan 2005 (2 weeks), UKMIX 42, nuTsie 52 of 1950s, Europe 78 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 352, Acclaimed 835 (1957), RYM 5 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957, Party 179 of 2007
36 Elvis Presley (Now & then There's) A Fool Such As I 1959 UK 1 - Apr 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1959 (13 weeks), Australia 1 of 1959, Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - May 1959, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1959, Europarade 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1959, US Billboard 2 - Mar 1959 (15 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1959, Grammy in 1959 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Norway 5 - May 1959 (10 weeks), Flanders 13 - Jun 1959 (2 months), US CashBox 17 of 1959, D.Marsh 33 of 1959, Holland 34 - Jan 2005 (2 weeks), US Radio 39 of 1959 (peak 2 9 weeks), DDD 39 of 1959, UKMIX 199, RYM 9 of 1959
37 Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean a Lot 1954 UK 1 - Jul 1954 (23 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1954 (26 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1954 (25 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Jun 1954, US CashBox 1 - Apr 1954 (28 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1954, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1954, DZE 2 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1954, US BB 15 of 1954, POP 15 of 1954, UKMIX 28, RYM 145 of 1954
38 Les Paul & Mary Ford How High the Moon 1951 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1951 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1951 (24 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1951, US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1951, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979 (1951), Library of Congress artifact (1951), DZE 3 of 1951, DDD 10 of 1951, US BB 12 of 1951, POP 12 of 1951, Brazil 17 of 1951, RIAA 317, Acclaimed 514 (1951), RYM 19 of 1951, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
39 Pat Boone Love Letters in the Sand 1957 US Billboard 1 - May 1957 (34 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1957 (12 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1957, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1957, UK 2 - Jul 1957 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1957, Flanders 2 - Aug 1957 (7 months), UK sales 9 of the 1950s (710 k in 1957), Italy 14 of 1958, Europe 19 of the 1950s (1957), US BB 30 of 1957, POP 30 of 1957, Brazil 41 of 1957, UKMIX 70, RYM 183 of 1957
40 The Platters The Great Pretender 1956 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1955 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Dec 1955 (22 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1956, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1956), US CashBox 2 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1956, UK 5 - Sep 1956 (16 weeks), Flanders 5 - Dec 1956 (5 months), DDD 5 of 1955, D.Marsh 8 of 1955, US BB 17 of 1956, POP 17 of 1956, Italy 31 of 1957, Europe 50 of the 1950s (1956), Scrobulate 68 of oldies, Acclaimed 260 (1955), Rolling Stone 351, RYM 11 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
41 Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This 1956 UK 1 - Feb 1956 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1955 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Dec 1955 (20 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1956, Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1956, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1956, US CashBox 11 of 1956, Flanders 20 - Apr 1956 (1 month), US BB 24 of 1956, POP 24 of 1956, Brazil 60 of 1956, DDD 66 of 1955, Italy 94 of 1957, UKMIX 350, RYM 20 of 1955
42 Four Aces Love is a Many Splendoured Thing 1955 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1955 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Aug 1955 (29 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Jan 1956, Oscar in 1955 (film 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing'), UK 2 - Nov 1955 (13 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1955, Italy 3 of 1956, DZE 3 of 1955, US BB 9 of 1955, POP 9 of 1955, Flanders 13 - Dec 1955 (3 months), UKMIX 550, RYM 29 of 1955
43 Rosemary Clooney Hey There 1954 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1954 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1954 (23 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1954, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (31 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1954), UK 4 - Oct 1955 (11 weeks), DZE 7 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 14 of 1954, US BB 18 of 1954, POP 21 of 1954, Brazil 31 of 1954, DDD 66 of 1954, RYM 34 of 1954
44 Frankie Avalon Venus 1959 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1959 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1959 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1959, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1959, Flanders 2 - Apr 1959 (7 months), US CashBox 3 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1959, Italy 6 of 1959, South Africa 6 of 1959, US Radio 8 of 1959 (peak 1 11 weeks), Australia 15 of 1959, UK 16 - Apr 1959 (6 weeks), Belgium 24 - Mar 1976 (4 weeks), Brazil 37 of 1959, Record World 39 - 1976, RYM 4 of 1959
45 The Kalin Twins When 1958 UK 1 - Jul 1958 (18 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1958, Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1958, France 1 for 18 weeks - Sep 1958, Canada 2 - Jun 1958 (14 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1958 (9 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1958, Flanders 4 - Sep 1958 (6 months), US Billboard 5 - Jun 1958 (15 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1958, Europe 32 of the 1950s (1958), Brazil 33 of 1958, Italy 58 of 1959, UKMIX 105, RYM 90 of 1958
46 The Diamonds Little Darlin' 1957 Flanders 1 - Jun 1957 (5 months), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1957 (26 weeks), UK 3 - Jun 1957 (17 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1957, Italy 6 of 1958, D.Marsh 6 of 1957, Canada 11 - May 1957 (2 weeks), US BB 15 of 1957, POP 15 of 1957, DDD 22 of 1957, Brazil 32 of 1958, Europe 71 of the 1950s (1957), nuTsie 92 of 1950s, UKMIX 400, Acclaimed 1937 (1957), RYM 26 of 1957
47 Patti Page How Much is That Doggy in the Window? 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1953 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1953 (21 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1953, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1953 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1953, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1953, DZE 4 of 1953, UK 9 - Mar 1953 (5 weeks), US BB 10 of 1953, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1953, POP 21 of 1953, RYM 35 of 1953
48 Eddie Fisher I'm Walking Behind You 1953 UK 1 - May 1953 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - May 1953 (22 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1953, US CashBox 1 - May 1953 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1953, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1953, DZE 6 of 1953, US BB 16 of 1953, POP 23 of 1953, UKMIX 186, RYM 119 of 1953
49 Champs Tequila 1958 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1958 (19 weeks), US BB 1 of 1958, Canada 1 - Feb 1958 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1958), POP 1 of 1958, Flanders 4 - Apr 1958 (4 months), UK 5 - Apr 1958 (9 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1958, South Africa 13 of 1958, Italy 19 of 1958, DDD 24 of 1958, Brazil 41 of 1958, RIAA 164, Acclaimed 673 (1958), RYM 14 of 1958, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1958, Party 83 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
50 Paul Anka Lonely Boy 1959 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1959 (15 weeks), Europarade 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1959, Canada 2 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), Flanders 2 - Jul 1959 (7 months), UK 3 - Jul 1959 (17 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1959, US Radio 4 of 1959 (peak 1 12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1959, Norway 9 - Oct 1959 (3 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1959, Italy 16 of 1959, Europe 37 of the 1950s (1959), Brazil 82 of 1960, DDD 92 of 1959, UKMIX 403, RYM 22 of 1959
51 Percy Faith The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) 1953 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1953 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1953 (24 weeks), US 1 for 10 weeks - May 1953, US CashBox 1 - Mar 1953 (31 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1953, DZE 2 of 1953, US BB 14 of 1953, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1953, Brazil 15 of 1953, POP 24 of 1953, Italy 31 of 1953
52 Johnny Horton Battle of New Orleans 1959 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1959 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1959 (16 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1959), Top Song of 1959 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1959, US Radio 2 of 1959 (peak 1 14 weeks), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1966), Australia 9 of 1959, Flanders 14 - Sep 1959 (1 month), UK 16 - Jun 1959 (4 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1959, Billboard 50th song 28, US BB 38 of 1959, POP 38 of 1959, DDD 47 of 1959, RIAA 333, Acclaimed 821 (1959), RYM 19 of 1959
53 Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1958), DDD 1 of 1958, D.Marsh 1 of 1958, nuTsie 1 of 1950s, US BB 2 of 1958, POP 2 of 1958, Canada 6 - Apr 1958 (12 weeks), Rolling Stone 7, US Billboard 8 - Apr 1958 (15 weeks), Acclaimed 9 (1958), Europe 12 of the 1950s (1958), DMDB 24 (1958), RIAA 27, Scrobulate 34 of rock & roll, WXPN 141, OzNet 337, RYM 1 of 1958, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
54 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), D.Marsh 1 of 1957, Library of Congress artifact (1957), DDD 2 of 1957, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1957 (29 weeks), US BB 3 of 1957, POP 3 of 1957, nuTsie 5 of 1950s, UK 8 - Sep 1957 (11 weeks), Canada 13 - Jun 1957 (10 weeks), Flanders 13 - Oct 1957 (1 month), US CashBox 35 of 1957, Europe 59 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 61, Acclaimed 68 (1957), RYM 6 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
55 The Everly Brothers Bird Dog 1958 Canada 1 - Aug 1958 (13 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1958, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1958, UK 2 - Sep 1958 (16 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Aug 1958 (18 weeks), Australia 2 of 1958, US CashBox 5 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1958, Norway 5 - Oct 1965 (3 weeks), Flanders 12 - Dec 1958 (3 months), US BB 25 of 1958, POP 25 of 1958, Europe 33 of the 1950s (1958), DDD 35 of 1958, D.Marsh 40 of 1958, Italy 88 of 1959, UKMIX 341, Acclaimed 1925 (1958), RYM 30 of 1958
56 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues 1956 UK 1 - Dec 1956 (22 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1956 (26 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Oct 1956 (10 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 11 weeks - Jan 1957, Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1957, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1957, Flanders 4 - Feb 1957 (7 months), US BB 9 of 1956, POP 9 of 1956, D.Marsh 37 of 1956, DDD 50 of 1956, UKMIX 77, Acclaimed 1807 (1956), RYM 26 of 1956
57 Cliff Richard Living Doll 1959 UK 1 - Jan 1959 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1959 (22 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1959, Europarade 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1959, Europe 1 of the 1950s (1959), South Africa 1 of 1959, UK sales 7 of the 1950s (770 k in 1959), Flanders 16 - Oct 1959 (3 months), UKMIX 29, US Billboard 30 - Sep 1959 (13 weeks), Canada 37 - Nov 1959 (4 weeks), RYM 83 of 1959
58 Dean Martin That's Amore 1953 US BB 1 of 1953, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1954, POP 1 of 1953, UK 2 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1953 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Nov 1953 (22 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Nov 1953 (24 weeks), Oscar in 1953 (film 'The Caddy') (Nominated), Brazil 36 of 1954, Scrobulate 47 of italian, DDD 73 of 1953, RYM 2 of 1953, Party 101 of 2007
59 Perez Prado Patricia 1958 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1958 (21 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1958, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1958, Canada 2 - Jun 1958 (15 weeks), Flanders 2 - Aug 1958 (8 months), US CashBox 3 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1958, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1958), UK 8 - Jul 1958 (16 weeks), Australia 16 of 1958, Italy 24 of 1959, Brazil 29 of 1958, UKMIX 814, RYM 72 of 1958
60 Rosemary Clooney Mambo Italiano 1954 UK 1 - Dec 1954 (16 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1955, Italy 4 of 1956, US BB 6 of 1954, POP 6 of 1954, US CashBox 9 - Nov 1954 (16 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Nov 1954 (12 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Nov 1954 (7 weeks), Brazil 82 of 1955, UKMIX 286
61 Don Cornell Hold My Hand 1954 UK 1 - Sep 1954 (21 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Oct 1954, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1955, US Billboard 2 - Sep 1954 (18 weeks), Oscar in 1954 (film 'Susan Slept Here') (Nominated), Flanders 3 - Dec 1954 (4 months), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1954, US 1940s 5 - Sep 1954 (15 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Aug 1954 (23 weeks), UKMIX 47, RYM 144 of 1954
62 Frankie Laine I Believe 1953 UK 1 - Apr 1953 (36 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Jun 1953, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1953 (23 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Feb 1953 (23 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Feb 1953 (29 weeks), UKMIX 2, US BB 8 of 1953, POP 8 of 1953, Brazil 26 of 1953, Italy 73 of 1953, RYM 151 of 1953
63 The Everly Brothers All I Have to Do is Dream 1958 UK 1 - May 1958 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1958 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1958 (15 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 9 weeks - Jun 1958, South Africa 1 of 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1958), US CashBox 4 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1958, DDD 14 of 1958, US BB 26 of 1958, POP 26 of 1958, Europe 28 of the 1950s (1958), UKMIX 45, nuTsie 89 of 1950s, DMDB 98 (1958), Rolling Stone 141, Acclaimed 160 (1958), RYM 5 of 1958, NY Daily Love list 13, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
64 Bobby Darin Dream Lover 1959 UK 1 - May 1959 (19 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1959, Europarade 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1959, US Billboard 2 - Apr 1959 (17 weeks), Canada 5 - Apr 1959 (13 weeks), Norway 5 - Jul 1959 (8 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1959 (peak 2 11 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1959, Flanders 12 - Aug 1959 (3 months), D.Marsh 16 of 1959, Australia 19 of 1959, DDD 21 of 1959, US BB 26 of 1959, POP 26 of 1959, Italy 37 of 1959, UKMIX 90, Acclaimed 2158 (1959), RYM 14 of 1959
65 Phil Harris The Thing 1950 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950 (14 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1950, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (17 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1951, Peel list 1 of 1950, DZE 9 of 1950, US BB 12 of 1950, POP 12 of 1950, RYM 108 of 1950
66 Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers Goodnight, Irene 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1950 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1950 (23 weeks), US 1 for 13 weeks - Aug 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1950 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1950, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1950), DZE 2 of 1950, US BB 9 of 1950, POP 11 of 1950, DDD 16 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 17 of 1950, Acclaimed 1713 (1950), RYM 28 of 1948, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
67 Neil Sedaka Oh Carol 1959 Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1960, Europarade 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1960, Flanders 2 - Dec 1959 (7 months), UK 3 - Nov 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 4 - Oct 1959 (11 weeks), Italy 8 of 1960, US Billboard 9 - Oct 1959 (18 weeks), Norway 9 - Jan 1960 (5 weeks), South Africa 19 of 1960, Brazil 27 of 1959, US Radio 84 of 1959 (peak 9 8 weeks), UKMIX 469, RYM 13 of 1959
68 Perry Como Wanted 1954 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1954 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1954 (21 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1954, US CashBox 1 - Feb 1954 (25 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Jul 1954, UK 4 - Jun 1954 (15 weeks), DZE 4 of 1954, US BB 14 of 1954, POP 14 of 1954, Brazil 60 of 1954, UKMIX 667, RYM 140 of 1954
69 Four Aces Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 US Billboard 1 - May 1954 (18 weeks), US CashBox 1 - May 1954 (23 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1954, Oscar in 1954 (film 'Three Coins in a Fountain'), US 1940s 2 - May 1954 (16 weeks), Peel list 4 of 1954, UK 5 - Jul 1954 (6 weeks), US BB 8 of 1954, POP 8 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1954, Brazil 11 of 1955, RYM 50 of 1954
70 Percy Faith Delicado 1952 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1952 (22 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Jul 1952, Peel list 1 of 1952, US CashBox 3 - May 1952 (28 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1952, US BB 18 of 1952, POP 18 of 1952, Italy 26 of 1952, RYM 127 of 1952
71 Kay Starr Wheel of Fortune 1952 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1952 (20 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Mar 1952, US CashBox 1 - Feb 1952 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1952, DZE 2 of 1952, Peel list 3 of 1952, US BB 8 of 1952, POP 8 of 1952, DDD 35 of 1952, Acclaimed 2343 (1952)
72 Eddie Fisher I Need You Now 1954 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1954 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1954 (16 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1954, US CashBox 1 - Aug 1954 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1955, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1954, DZE 10 of 1954, UK 13 - Oct 1954 (10 weeks), US BB 16 of 1954, POP 19 of 1954, Brazil 80 of 1955, RYM 124 of 1954
73 Al Hibbler Unchained Melody 1955 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1955 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Jun 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1955, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1955, UK 2 - May 1955 (17 weeks), Oscar in 1955 (film 'Unchained') (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Apr 1955 (19 weeks), DDD 16 of 1955, Brazil 87 of 1955, RIAA 138, UKMIX 263, RYM 174 of 1955
74 Eddie Fisher Oh My Papa (O Mein Papa) 1954 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1953, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1953 (20 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - May 1954, DZE 3 of 1954, UK 9 - Jan 1954 (4 weeks), US BB 9 of 1954, Your Hit Parade 19 of 1954, POP 22 of 1954, Brazil 37 of 1954, RYM 123 of 1954
75 Conway Twitty It's Only Make Believe 1958 UK 1 - Nov 1958 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1958 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1958 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1958, Norway 2 - Feb 1959 (7 weeks), Peel list 3 of 1958, South Africa 18 of 1958, D.Marsh 18 of 1958, Italy 23 of 1959, DDD 25 of 1958, US CashBox 26 of 1958, US BB 27 of 1958, POP 27 of 1958, Brazil 83 of 1959, UKMIX 214, Acclaimed 1489 (1958), RYM 100 of 1958
76 Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur (Little Flower) 1959 Norway 1 - Apr 1959 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Apr 1959, Europarade 1 for 1 week - Jul 1959, Canada 2 - Jan 1959 (11 weeks), UK 3 - Feb 1959 (24 weeks), Flanders 3 - Apr 1959 (7 months), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1959 (15 weeks), Australia 11 of 1959, Europe 20 of the 1950s (1959), Italy 52 of 1959, US Radio 68 of 1959 (peak 5 6 weeks), UKMIX 152
77 Johnnie Ray Just Walkin' in the Rain 1956 UK 1 - Oct 1956 (19 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1956, Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1956, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1956, US Billboard 2 - Sep 1956 (28 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Sep 1956 (17 weeks), Flanders 14 - Feb 1957 (4 months), US CashBox 24 of 1956, US BB 35 of 1956, POP 35 of 1956, UKMIX 62, Italy 73 of 1957, RYM 64 of 1956
78 Elvis Presley (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 1957 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1957 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1957 (16 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 3 - Jul 1957 (21 weeks), US BB 12 of 1957, Flanders 12 - Sep 1957 (3 months), POP 12 of 1957, US CashBox 15 of 1957, D.Marsh 26 of 1957, DDD 47 of 1957, Europe 67 of the 1950s (1957), Brazil 82 of 1957, Italy 89 of 1957, UKMIX 265, RYM 19 of 1957
79 Jimmy Boyd I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1952 (5 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1952 (5 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Dec 1953, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1953, UK 3 - Nov 1953 (6 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Dec 1952 (6 weeks)
80 Doris Day Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1950, US CashBox 1 - May 1950 (21 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1950, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1951, US Billboard 9 - May 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 10 - May 1950 (11 weeks), Your Hit Parade 18 of 1950, RYM 65 of 1950
81 Elvis Presley Love Me Tender 1956 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1956 (23 weeks), US BB 1 of 1956, US CashBox 1 - Oct 1956 (12 weeks), POP 1 of 1956, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), Europe 6 of the 1950s (1955), UK 11 - Dec 1956 (9 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1957, US CashBox 27 of 1956, Scrobulate 94 of ballad, DDD 99 of 1956, Vinyl Surrender 111 (1956), Rolling Stone 437, Acclaimed 1358 (1956), RYM 6 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
82 The Platters My Prayer 1956 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1956 (23 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jun 1956 (23 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1956, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1956, UK 4 - Nov 1956 (13 weeks), US BB 6 of 1956, Italy 6 of 1957, POP 6 of 1956, Flanders 10 - Nov 1956 (4 months), D.Marsh 20 of 1956, DDD 21 of 1956, Brazil 22 of 1957, Europe 81 of the 1950s (1956), RYM 61 of 1956
83 Mario Lanza Be My Love 1951 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1950 (34 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1950 (32 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Mar 1951, US CashBox 1 - Nov 1950 (36 weeks), Oscar in 1950 (film 'The Toast of New Orleans') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1951, US BB 9 of 1951, POP 9 of 1951, DZE 9 of 1951, Brazil 17 of 1952, Europe 79 of the 1950s (1950), RYM 137 of 1951
84 Debbie Reynolds Tammy 1957 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1957 (31 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1957, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1957, UK 2 - Aug 1957 (17 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1957 (14 weeks), Oscar in 1957 (film 'Tammy and the Bachelor') (Nominated), Flanders 14 - Nov 1957 (1 month), Brazil 59 of 1957, Europe 92 of the 1950s (1957), UKMIX 295, RYM 78 of 1957
85 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches 1953 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1953 (24 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1953, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1953 (25 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1954, DZE 3 of 1953, US BB 5 of 1953, POP 5 of 1953, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1953, DDD 35 of 1953, RYM 45 of 1953
86 Little Richard Tutti Frutti 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1955), DDD 1 of 1955, D.Marsh 1 of 1955, Library of Congress artifact (1955), nuTsie 4 of 1950s, US CashBox 10 - Feb 1956 (11 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Jan 1956 (12 weeks), US BB 25 of 1956, POP 25 of 1956, UK 29 - Feb 1957 (1 week), Acclaimed 36 (1955), Rolling Stone 43, Scrobulate 87 of rock & roll, RIAA 130, RYM 5 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
87 The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US Billboard 2 - May 1957 (27 weeks), Canada 2 - May 1957 (11 weeks), DDD 4 of 1957, UK 6 - Jul 1957 (16 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1957, Flanders 15 - Dec 1957 (1 month), nuTsie 16 of 1950s, Europe 24 of the 1950s (1957), D.Marsh 25 of 1957, US BB 29 of 1957, POP 29 of 1957, Acclaimed 127 (1957), Rolling Stone 207, UKMIX 774, RYM 22 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
88 Tony Bennett Because of You 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1951 (32 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1951 (30 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1951, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1951 (37 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1952, DZE 2 of 1951, US BB 6 of 1951, POP 6 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1951, RYM 27 of 1951
89 Tommy Edwards It's All in the Game 1958 UK 1 - Oct 1958 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1958 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1958 (16 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Dec 1958, US CashBox 2 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1958, US BB 6 of 1958, POP 6 of 1958, Australia 7 of 1958, Flanders 11 - Nov 1958 (4 months), US CashBox 12 - Sep 1951 (21 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Nov 1951 (3 weeks), South Africa 20 of 1958, Billboard 50th song 38, DDD 47 of 1958, UKMIX 193, RYM 9 of 1951
90 The Browns The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) 1959 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1959 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1959 (12 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1959, Grammy in 1959 (Nominated), UK 6 - Sep 1959 (13 weeks), Norway 6 - Oct 1959 (9 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1959, US Radio 9 of 1959 (peak 1 12 weeks), Flanders 13 - Oct 1959 (3 months), South Africa 16 of 1959, Australia 17 of 1959, Italy 45 of 1959, Europe 72 of the 1950s (1959), Germany 310 of the 1960s (peak 7 13 weeks), RYM 43 of 1959
91 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes 1956 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1986 (1956), Library of Congress artifact (1955), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1956 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Mar 1956 (16 weeks), DDD 3 of 1956, D.Marsh 5 of 1956, US BB 7 of 1956, POP 7 of 1956, UK 10 - May 1956 (8 weeks), nuTsie 14 of 1950s, US CashBox 17 of 1956, DMDB 54 (1956), Scrobulate 72 of rockabilly, Acclaimed 72 (1956), RIAA 78, Brazil 95 of 1956, Rolling Stone 95, RYM 4 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
92 Little Richard Long Tall Sally 1956 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1956), DDD 2 of 1956, UK 3 - Feb 1957 (16 weeks), US BB 4 of 1956, Peel list 4 of 1956, POP 4 of 1956, US Billboard 6 - Apr 1956 (19 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Mar 1956 (14 weeks), Flanders 9 - Jun 1956 (4 months), nuTsie 9 of 1950s, D.Marsh 13 of 1956, Brazil 50 of 1958, Rolling Stone 56, Scrobulate 92 of rockabilly, Acclaimed 178 (1956), UKMIX 703, RYM 10 of 1956, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
93 The Andrews Sisters I Can Dream, Can't I? 1950 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1949 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1949 (23 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1950 (13 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1940s (1949), DZE 8 of 1950, US BB 11 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 14 of 1950, POP 23 of 1950, DDD 36 of 1949, Brazil 41 of 1950, nuTsie 65 of 1940s, RYM 69 of 1949
94 Les Paul & Mary Ford Mockin' Bird Hill 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1951, US CashBox 1 - Mar 1951 (24 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1951, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1951 (20 weeks), DZE 10 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 17 of 1951, Brazil 42 of 1951
95 Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 1954 UK 1 - Oct 1954 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1954 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1954 (19 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Nov 1954, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1954, US CashBox 3 - Jul 1954 (33 weeks), DZE 9 of 1954, US BB 12 of 1954, POP 12 of 1954, UKMIX 165, RYM 34 of 1954
96 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1956 UK 1 - Jun 1956 (17 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1956, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1955), US CashBox 2 - Feb 1956 (20 weeks), DDD 4 of 1955, US BB 5 of 1956, POP 5 of 1956, US Billboard 6 - Feb 1956 (21 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1956, US CashBox 18 of 1956, nuTsie 19 of 1950s, Acclaimed 136 (1956), RIAA 182, UKMIX 192, Rolling Stone 307, RYM 6 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
97 Perry Como If (They Made Me a King) 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1951 (19 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1951, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1951 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1951, DZE 5 of 1951, US BB 11 of 1951, POP 16 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1951
98 Craig Douglas Only Sixteen 1959 UK 1 - Aug 1959 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1959 (15 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1959, Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1959, Europarade 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1959, South Africa 7 of 1959, Flanders 20 - Oct 1959 (1 month), Italy 28 of 1959, UKMIX 202, RYM 105 of 1959
99 Sam Cooke You Send Me 1957 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US BB 6 of 1957, POP 6 of 1957, D.Marsh 8 of 1957, DDD 13 of 1957, US CashBox 22 of 1957, UK 29 - Jan 1958 (1 week), nuTsie 55 of 1950s, Europe 89 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 115, Acclaimed 174 (1957), RIAA 283, RYM 9 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
100 Patti Page I Went to Your Wedding 1952 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952 (21 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1952, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1952 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1953, DZE 3 of 1952, US BB 13 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1952, POP 17 of 1952

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20 Oct 2014

Most successful artist of the 1950s?

Hello, I used the most recent data for all artists of the 50s and came to theconclusion that frank Sinatra was a more successful artist in this decade than elvis yet this page still has elvis a first place. Either this page is outdated or I am doing something wrong. Can you please help me? Thanks

There are various ways to combine scores to work out the artist of the decade. Some of these will suggest Elvis, others Sinatra. Look at the FAQ "Who was the world's biggest music act of all time?", and have a play with some of the parameters. Our guess would be that your calculation either focuses more on the US charts (i.e. uses the raw numbers rather than attempting to correct for that bias), or has a different weighting between number one songs and lower positions than ours does, or puts a different emphasis on albums.

Either way your calculation is liable to be just as valid as ours. Suggesting that Sinatra was the top artists of the 1950s is, we think, quite a reasonable viewpoint.


14 Oct 2014

My follish heart


8 Sep 2014

TV Theme Song - The Californians

Do you happen to have a copy of the theme song for the TV western the Californians as sung by the Ken Darby singers? They did other westerns such as Wyatt Earp, etc.

We have no music files here at all


24 Aug 2014

Here I sit

Does anyone know the song that had the lyrics. +Here I sit waiting on your front porch hoping you'll be coming home alone. + Who is he, he looks awfully familiar + He looks just like the captain of the football team+


13 Aug 2014

Fantastic page if I could remember all the names I would win all the quizzes I'm looking at the songs that remind me of my youth ,fantastic


3 Aug 2014

Looking for "Walking to Missouri"

In the Truman era the song "Walkin' to Missouri, I can't afford to fly" was popular. +I need it for a church skit production. +Can you find where I can get an audio of that little ditty.

Nice review of 50's music here. +Thank you....Memories.....

This site lists charts, we don't have any music files here


14 Jul 2014

Daddy's little girls

Can anyone help with a song from 1940's or 1950's in which there was a line..........cos your daddy's little girls.

My dad use to sing it to my sister and I went we were little and I would love to know the title, if anyone can remember it please.

Try the song "Daddy's Little Girl" sung by The Mills Brothers (1950) on YouTube.

Less likely would be the Byron G Harlan (1906) version


2 Jul 2014

Little Old Secondhand Car

In the late 1940's or early 1950's, my parents would sing a song about asecond hand car....I think the title was Little Old Secondhand Car. +First verse: +It shone with new paint and the cushions were new, the engine was shiny and bright. +The clock on the dashboard read nine thousand miles and the price seemed to be about right. +Would very much like to find the rest of the lyrics.+


23 May 2014

I have a question

What is the title of a song--and who sang it--from probably the 50s that had the lyrics "This is the story of a boy and a girl, they both lived together in their own private world. The boy's name was Billy, the girl's name was [can't remember her name], once it happened, one day they took a chance. +I took a walk with [girl's name], along the avenue of love and romance etc."

Does anyone know that one?

"Blanche"


10 May 2014

Who sang "is It a sin"?

Deepest Blue (2004) or Duke Ellington (1953)?


13 Apr 2014

I have a question+

Who was the top 2 most successful musician between the years 1946 and 1955. Thanks

The CSV file gives you the information you need to answer that question.

Based purely on songs the top 5 artists of the period you ask about are (in order): Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine and Eddie Fisher (on the 2.3.19 data)

However if you take albums into account, and assuming albums are twice songs, the top two are Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole

So the answer depends on how you want to combine the scores, our best guess would be Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole but with the details in the CSV file you might come to a different conclusion.


26 Jan 2014

Bill song

Kathy Linden sang "Billy"


14 Jan 2014

false memory?

was there a song from the 50's or 6o's with words like "Too long too long Ive waited too long now someone else is where i belong..."?


17 Dec 2013

Song about Bill

Sometime in the mid 50's there was a song with partial lyrics "and when I walk, I walk with Bill" Does anyone know the title and artist?


29 Nov 2013

You Have to Have Heart

You Gotta Have Heart +- +from Damn Yankees.

Never a hit, anywhere, as far as we can tell


28 Nov 2013

u smell

u smell is one of the greatest hits


8 Nov 2013

pop song, +I Will

Not Billy Fury's recording, Who else recorded it in the 50s?

The short answer is no one had a hit with it in the 1950s, it was a hit of the 1960s

Billy Fury's hit was in 1964.

It was also a hit for Vic Dana (1962), Dean Martin (1965) and The Beatles, but all in the early 1960s


24 Oct 2013

get a life losers


19 Oct 2013

Great stuff

So many memories, different to the crap that masquerades as music today.


23 Jun 2013

Looking for a song

The Jukebox? unknown artist, popular on Sirius radio for the last week at least, 50's on 5. Lyrics: +she had Ruby red lips, hair of gold, etc., HELP, I love this song and keep thinking about it.


22 Jun 2013

You Have to Have Heart

'You Have to Have Heart'--miles and miles of heart

No hit had that exact title the closest we can see is Julius Larosa's "Have a Heart" (1954)


20 Jun 2013

1950s pop

Looking for the song "Christina Christina" (I love you so...) 1950s pop song


12 Jun 2013

looking for the song 'The show has ended'

please help me someone...Male singer from 1940s/50s ..think his Christian name was either David or John (sorry not much help am I) ...ballad singer...the first verse is...'The show has ended, I know that we're through, You just pretended that our love was true, for now I know the show has ended for me, all I have left is the memory.'


10 May 2013

Want copy of 1950s song "Makin' Love"

Don't remember who sang the song and it might have been in the very early'60s. +Lyrics went something like: "Makin love, makin love, makin love, makin love. +Don't care what they think, don't care what they do, all I ever care about is you."

We would suggest Floyd Robinson's 1959 hit "Makin' Love"


10 May 2013

Name of song and lyrics

Starts out: Last night as I lay sleeping in my bed...

Refrain: ...we're all God's children so live in peace my friend.


8 Mar 2013

khushboo

my favourites songs is elvis presley jailhouse rock


3 Feb 2013

I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking

Buffalo Gals Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight, come out tonight, come out tonight? Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight, and dance by the light of the moon. I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking and her knees kept a-knocking and her toes kept a-rocking. I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking and we danced by the light of the moon. Probably from the late 1800's

Malcolm McLaren had a hit with "Buffalo Gals" in 1983. It has a Wikipedia page


23 Jan 2013

looking for a song , only remember the lines...

I danced with a lady with a hole in her stocking & her knees kept on rocking.......


8 Jan 2013

song about Billy

Looking for female singer who did a slow song about Billy , how do you love.Not sure if that's how it goes.


7 Jan 2013

thanks so much for your efforts. i play in nursing homes and am always looking for good familiar tunes.


18 Nov 2012

The song water water everywhere

This song was sung by Tommy Steele in the Tommy Steele Story


14 Sep 2012

open

I just found your site & information and am impressed with the data for it helps me with my work on my project.

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24 Jul 2012

Pop Charts of 1952

Would it be possible for you to supply a list of the First British Pop Chart of 14th November 1952 please?

No

We list charts across the whole world and don't hold weekly listings for any country.

There are other sites like chartarchive.org that hold that data, if you search for "15/11/1952" on that site you will get what you want.


16 Jul 2012

"Bimbo"

Trying to recall a song from about 1955 which I think was simply named "Bimbo". Don't know the artist. Anyone have any clues?

If you search for Bimbo in the search box at the top right you will find:

Jim Reeves - "Bimbo" (1954) "US CashBox 25 - Jan 1954 (4 weeks), US Billboard 26 - Jan 1954 (1 week), RYM 95 of 1953"

Eddy Howard - "Bimbo" (1953) "US CashBox 23 - Dec 1953 (9 weeks)"

We suspect that it is the Jim Reeves version you are thinking of


8 Apr 2012

Unkown Title

Trying to find the name of a song with the chorus line "Bye Bye goin' California, going way back west, where I can get myself some rest". I thought it was done by Lois Jordan. Can anyone remember hearing this and happen to know the title and artist?


27 Feb 2012

all of this info

Thank, you, thank, thank you for all the information you provide. I love this place!!!!


6 Jan 2012

crazy music

cant find this song..my dad hated it but my sister loved it..I can only remember a few lyrics but here goes: Toscanini never knocked me out like this,I like Brahms and Lyst but baby when you kiss me......BONGA BONGA BONG goes the big base drum ,"something ,something something" I like music ,you like music Cra Cra Crazy music !

ANY IDEAS FOLK? This was Billy Cotton bandshow era Thanks


18 Dec 2011

1950's song, 'Water'+

Trying to find a song for a friend and would very much appreciate your help. All he remembers is that it would have been released around 1950-1955. The song includes a line from the beautiful poem, 'There's water water everywhere and not a drop to drink'. Was definitely a male singer and my friend thinks the title was water...

Thank you

The "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" has inspired a number of songs (for example one by Iron Maiden).

The following artists had a hit song called just "Water": Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band - 1966; The Who - 1973; Rose Royce - 1976; Martika - 1990. None of them seem to work.

There are a few songs from the 1950s that have water somewhere in the title: Frankie Laine "Cool Water" - 1955; Henri Rene "The Water Tumbler Tune" - 1955; Lonnie Donegan "Bring A Little Water Sylvie/Dead Or Alive" - 1956; Gisele MacKenzie & Helen O'Connell "Water Can't Quench The Fire Of Love" - 1952; Howlin' Wolf "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)" - 1956; Peppermint Harris "Middle of Water" - 1951; Soul Stirrers "Jesus Gave Me Water" - 1951.

However, especially since you come from a Commonwealth country, we think you are after Tommy Steele's song "Water Water" from 1957.


8 Sep 2011

song identification?

I only remember part of the song: "How high's the water mama? 6 feet high and rising. How high's the water papa?" I've had this stuck in my head for years! Can you identify?

The song actually is "Five Feet High & Rising" which was written by Johnny Cash (apparently based on his childhood home in Arkansas which was flooded twice).

Cash had a minor hit with the song in 1959.


23 Nov 2010

i guess i'll be on my way

who sang this song in the mid-fifties?

The song "I Guess I'll be On My Way" was a hit for Woody Herman in 1942. No one else had a hit with that exact title in any of the charts we have.

The closest songs we have are "Dream Along With Me (I'm On My Way To a Star)" by Perry Como which was a hit in 1956, "I'm On My Way" by the Highwaymen in 1962 and "I'll Be on My Way" by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas in 1963.

It is likely that someone covered the Woody Herman song in the 50s but didn't have a hit with it.


22 Apr 2010

Extended Tables

Hi there...

Is there any possiblity for you to extend the tables by decade?

Mainly since the 60's... As it is (100) don't you feel like some other hits are missing? I Know they aren't but i just miss them in the chart! :) Thanks for your great Work!

We could extend the number of entries in the decade charts, but that would make the pages always take longer to load and most users are, we think, only interested in the top few songs anyway.

However, you can, of course, work out the decade positions from our CSV file with any spreadsheet program. For example in Excel load the file, add a decade column by setting cell N2 as "=INT(D2/10)*10" then copy that cell for all the N column and sort by type, decade and score (high to low).

This is why we supply the CSV file, not only can you work out which song was number 200 of the sixties but you can try out all sorts of different ways to analyse the data. If you find anything interesting tell us about it.


13 Apr 2010

AMAZING!

This list is just that, amazing. And about the most honest as well. Just aboutall my favorites are listed here. One or two gems that didn't make it in my very unhumble opinion. Perhaps I will fill you in at a future time. BUT truly amazing what you have created. Even flip sides of singles are given their place, even if they didn't chart. I take my hat off to you

Thank you


26 Feb 2010

Song:- 'Little Things Mean A Lot'

Trying to find the full lyrics to this. Needed TOMORROW for 70th Birthday celebrations! Any/All help appreciated.

The cycle time at this site is such that there is no chance we could find lyrics for tomorrow.

On this site you can find that Kitty Kallen had a big hit with the song in 1954. That in turn should be enough to find the song on most lyric sites, for example on lyricwiki it is at:

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Kallen_Kitty:Little_Things_Mean_A_Lot