Songs from the Year 1954

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This page lists the top songs of 1954 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 1954 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1954.

The top ten song artists of 1954 were:

1:Rosemary Clooney2:Eddie Fisher3:Doris Day4:Perry Como5:Nat King Cole
6:The Crew-Cuts7:Frank Sinatra8:Frankie Laine9:The Chordettes10:Kitty Kallen
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 David Whitfield & Mantovani Cara Mia 1954 UK 1 - Jun 1954 (25 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1954, Flanders 5 - Dec 1954 (2 months), US Billboard 10 - Aug 1954 (18 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Sep 1954 (12 weeks), US CashBox 12 - Aug 1954 (23 weeks), UKMIX 13, Brazil 62 of 1955, RYM 125 of 1954
14 Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo 1954 Flanders 1 - Dec 1954 (5 months), US CashBox 2 - Sep 1954 (23 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Oct 1954 (18 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Oct 1954 (12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 7 of 1954, UK 16 - Dec 1954 (1 week), US BB 19 of 1954, POP 23 of 1954, Brazil 83 of 1955, RYM 15 of 1954
15 Nat King Cole Smile 1954 UK 2 - Sep 1954 (14 weeks), Flanders 2 - Dec 1954 (4 months), Italy 8 of 1956, US Billboard 10 - Sep 1954 (11 weeks), US CashBox 10 - Sep 1954 (16 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Oct 1954 (6 weeks), Brazil 19 of 1954, UKMIX 360, RYM 37 of 1954
16 Frank Sinatra Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 UK 1 - Jul 1954 (19 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jun 1954 (7 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1954, US Billboard 4 - May 1954 (13 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Jun 1954 (10 weeks), Brazil 78 of 1955, UKMIX 78, RYM 35 of 1954
17 The Penguins Earth Angel 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1954), Library of Congress artifact (1954), US CashBox 2 - Jan 1955 (19 weeks), US BB 3 of 1955, DDD 3 of 1954, POP 3 of 1955, US Billboard 8 - Dec 1954 (15 weeks), nuTsie 18 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 151, RIAA 237, Acclaimed 282 (1954), RYM 4 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
18 Jo Stafford Make Love to Me 1954 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1954 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1954 (20 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1954, US CashBox 2 - Jan 1954 (23 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1954, DZE 6 of 1954, UK 8 - May 1954 (1 week), US BB 17 of 1954, POP 17 of 1954, RYM 64 of 1954
19 Bill Haley & his Comets Shake, Rattle & Roll 1954 US BB 1 of 1954, POP 1 of 1954, UK 4 - Dec 1954 (14 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Aug 1954 (33 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Aug 1954 (27 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Sep 1954 (16 weeks), DDD 11 of 1954, France (50s) 16 of 1954, nuTsie 79 of 1950s, RYM 8 of 1954
20 The Ames Brothers Naughty Lady of Shady Lane 1954 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1955, US Billboard 3 - Nov 1954 (15 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Nov 1954 (19 weeks), UK 6 - Feb 1955 (6 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Nov 1954 (5 weeks), Flanders 6 - Apr 1955 (3 months), US BB 10 of 1954, POP 18 of 1954
21 Frank Sinatra Young At Heart 1954 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1954, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1954 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Feb 1954 (21 weeks), US BB 2 of 1954, US CashBox 2 - Feb 1954 (27 weeks), POP 2 of 1954, UK 12 - Jul 1954 (1 week), RYM 28 of 1954
22 Joan Weber Let Me Go Lover 1954 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1954 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Dec 1954 (18 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1955, US 1940s 2 - Dec 1954 (4 weeks), UK 16 - Feb 1955 (1 week), POP 18 of 1955
23 Tony Martin Stranger in Paradise 1954 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1954 (17 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, UK 6 - Apr 1955 (13 weeks), US BB 7 of 1954, US Billboard 10 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jan 1954 (9 weeks), POP 13 of 1954
24 Obernkirchen Children's Choir Happy Wanderer 1954 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1954, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1954, UK 2 - Jan 1954 (26 weeks), UKMIX 43, RYM 51 of 1954
25 Doris Day If I Give My Heart to You 1954 US CashBox 2 - Aug 1954 (24 weeks), Flanders 2 - Dec 1954 (3 months), US Billboard 3 - Sep 1954 (17 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Sep 1954 (15 weeks), Your Hit Parade 18 of 1954, RYM 139 of 1954
26 Chords Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream) 1954 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1954 (24 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1954), DDD 4 of 1954, US Billboard 5 - Jul 1954 (16 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1954 (11 weeks), nuTsie 33 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 215, Acclaimed 601 (1954), RYM 25 of 1954
27 Four Lads Skokiaan 1954 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1955, US CashBox 2 - Sep 1954 (20 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Sep 1954 (12 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Sep 1954 (11 weeks), Flanders 17 - Mar 1955 (1 month), RYM 39 of 1954
28 Elvis Presley That's All Right 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1954), UK 3 - Jul 2004 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2004), DDD 5 of 1954, nuTsie 39 of 1950s, Acclaimed 78 (1954), Rolling Stone 112, RYM 1 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
29 Les Baxter & his Orchestra The High & The Mighty 1954 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1955, Oscar in 1954 (film 'The High and the Mighty') (Nominated), US Billboard 4 - Jul 1954 (13 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Jul 1954 (22 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Aug 1954 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1954
30 Victor Young The High & The Mighty 1954 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1955, US CashBox 4 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Aug 1954 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Aug 1954 (12 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1955
31 Nat King Cole Answer Me, My Love 1954 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1954, US Billboard 6 - Feb 1954 (19 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Mar 1954 (18 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Jan 1954 (28 weeks), Brazil 68 of 1955, RYM 86 of 1953
32 Dean Martin Sway 1954 Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1954, UK 6 - Oct 1954 (7 weeks), US CashBox 13 - Jun 1954 (17 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Jul 1954 (10 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Jul 1954 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 54 of swing, RYM 119 of 1954
33 Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1954), Library of Congress artifact (1954), Scrobulate 3 of blues, DDD 19 of 1954, Rolling Stone 225, Acclaimed 248 (1954), RYM 10 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
34 The Fontane Sisters Heart of Stone 1954 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1954 (20 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Dec 1954 (21 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Dec 1954 (2 weeks), US BB 13 of 1955, POP 13 of 1955, Brazil 77 of 1955
35 Luis Mariano C'est Magnifique 1954 Flanders 1 - Mar 1955 (6 months), France (50s) 13 of 1954
36 Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1954), DDD 2 of 1954, nuTsie 13 of 1950s, US Billboard 22 - Aug 1954 (2 weeks), RIAA 99, Acclaimed 118 (1954), Rolling Stone 126, RYM 5 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
37 The Stargazers I See the Moon 1954 UK 1 - Feb 1954 (15 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1954, UKMIX 230
38 The Gaylords The Little Shoemaker 1954 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1954, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1954 (19 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Jul 1954 (18 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Jun 1954 (23 weeks)
39 Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway 1954 US Billboard 2 - May 1954 (17 weeks), US 1940s 2 - May 1954 (16 weeks), US CashBox 2 - May 1954 (24 weeks), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1954, Flanders 8 - Nov 1955 (3 months)
40 Frank Weir & Orchestra Happy Wanderer 1954 Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1954, US CashBox 3 - Apr 1954 (24 weeks), US Billboard 4 - May 1954 (19 weeks), US 1940s 4 - May 1954 (17 weeks), Your Hit Parade 21 of 1954
41 Sammy Davis Jr Hey There 1954 US CashBox 1 - Aug 1954 (23 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Aug 1954 (10 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Aug 1954 (4 weeks), UK 19 - Oct 1955 (1 week), Brazil 69 of 1955, RYM 170 of 1955
42 Ray Charles I've Got a Woman 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1990 (1954), DDD 8 of 1954, Scrobulate 25 of rhythm & blues, nuTsie 61 of 1950s, US Billboard 79 - Apr 1965 (3 weeks), Rolling Stone 235, Acclaimed 552 (1955), RYM 7 of 1954
43 Frankie Laine Granada 1954 UK 9 - Mar 1954 (2 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Dec 1953 (11 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Jan 1954 (4 weeks), Italy 19 of 1954, Brazil 87 of 1954
44 De Castro Sisters Teach Me Tonight 1954 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Oct 1954 (11 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Oct 1954 (23 weeks), UK 20 - Feb 1955 (1 week), Brazil 81 of 1955
45 The Four Knights I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You) 1954 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1954 (24 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Feb 1954 (26 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1954 (21 weeks), UK 5 - Jun 1954 (11 weeks), Your Hit Parade 17 of 1954
46 Johnnie Ray Such a Night 1954 UK 1 - Apr 1954 (18 weeks), US CashBox 18 - Mar 1954 (7 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Apr 1954 (1 week), UKMIX 126, RYM 126 of 1954
47 Vera Lynn My Son, My Son 1954 UK 1 - Oct 1954 (14 weeks), US CashBox 22 - Nov 1954 (7 weeks), US Billboard 28 - Nov 1954 (1 week), UKMIX 325, RYM 127 of 1954
48 Nat King Cole Hajji Baba (Persian Lament) 1954 Flanders 2 - Dec 1954 (3 months), US CashBox 11 - Oct 1954 (12 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Nov 1954 (7 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Nov 1954 (4 weeks)
49 Frankie Laine My Friend 1954 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Oct 1954, UK 3 - Aug 1954 (15 weeks), UKMIX 391
50 Golgowski-Quartett Am 30. Mai ist der Weltuntergang 1954 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1954
51 Werner Dies Schuster Bleib Bei Deinen Leisten 1954 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1954
52 Vico Torriani Granada 1954 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1954
53 Friedel Hensch Heideroslein 1954 Germany 1 for 12 weeks - Jun 1954
54 Hans-Arno Simon Wodka-Fox 1954 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1954
55 Lys Assia Schwedenmadel 1954 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1954
56 Dick Farney & Lucio Alves Tereza da Praia 1954 Brazil 1 of 1954
57 Die Zehn Whiskys Wir Wir Wir Haben Ein Klavier 1954 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1954
58 Ellie Russell Mambo Italiano 1954 Flanders 1 - Dec 1954 (4 months)
59 Francis Lemarque Le Petit Cordonnier 1954 France (50s) 1 of 1954
60 Hans-Arno Simon Annelise 1954 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1954
61 Renato Rascel Te voglio bene (tanto tanto) 1954 Italy 1 of 1954
62 Gloria Lasso Etranger Au Paradis 1954 France (50s) 3 of 1954, Flanders 7 - Feb 1956 (5 months)
63 Erroll Garner Misty 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991 (1954), Your Hit Parade 10 of 1954, US Billboard 30 - Oct 1954 (1 week), RIAA 174, Acclaimed 1515 (1954)
64 Dickie Valentine Finger of Suspicion 1954 UK 1 - Dec 1954 (15 weeks), US CashBox 21 - Feb 1955 (9 weeks), UKMIX 355
65 Dickie Valentine Mister Sandman 1954 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1955, UK 5 - Dec 1954 (12 weeks), RYM 136 of 1954
66 Petula Clark The Little Shoemaker 1954 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1954, UK 7 - Jun 1954 (10 weeks), RYM 47 of 1954
67 Judy Garland The Man That Got Away 1954 Oscar in 1954 (film 'A Star Is Born') (Nominated), AFI 11, UK 18 - Jun 1955 (2 weeks), US Billboard 22 - Aug 1954 (4 weeks), Your Hit Parade 22 of 1954
68 Spaniels Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight 1954 US BB 4 of 1954, POP 4 of 1954, DDD 7 of 1954, US Billboard 24 - Jun 1954 (4 weeks), nuTsie 60 of 1950s, RYM 36 of 1954
69 Vaughn Monroe They were doin' the mambo 1954 US Billboard 7 - Aug 1954 (16 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jul 1954 (23 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Aug 1954 (11 weeks), Brazil 91 of 1955, RYM 74 of 1953
70 The Crew-Cuts Oop Shoop 1954 Flanders 8 - Dec 1954 (1 month), US Billboard 13 - Sep 1954 (7 weeks), US CashBox 13 - Sep 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Oct 1954 (4 weeks)
71 Leslie Caron & Mel Ferrer Hi Lili, Hi Lo 1954 Italy 16 of 1954, US Billboard 30 - May 1953 (1 week), Brazil 73 of 1954
72 Patti Page Cross Over the Bridge 1954 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1954 (21 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1954 (18 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Feb 1954 (21 weeks), Your Hit Parade 13 of 1954, RYM 104 of 1954
73 Leroy Holmes The High & The Mighty 1954 US CashBox 4 - Jul 1954 (20 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1954 (14 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Aug 1954 (11 weeks), Brazil 93 of 1955
74 Winifred Atwell Let's Have Another Party 1954 UK 1 - Nov 1954 (8 weeks), UKMIX 966, RYM 146 of 1954
75 Alma Cogan Little Things Mean a Lot 1954 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1954, UK 11 - Aug 1954 (5 weeks)
76 Frankie Laine Someday 1954 US CashBox 13 - Jun 1954 (14 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Jul 1954 (7 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Jul 1954 (1 week), Flanders 18 - Mar 1955 (1 month)
77 Andy Griffith What It Was, Was Football 1954 US Billboard 9 - Jan 1954 (6 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jan 1954 (6 weeks), US BB 20 of 1954, US CashBox 22 - Jan 1954 (7 weeks), POP 25 of 1954, RYM 16 of 1954
78 Jean Wetzel Le Grisbi 1954 Italy 11 of 1954, France (50s) 15 of 1954
79 The Hilltoppers Till Then 1954 US CashBox 7 - Jan 1954 (16 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US BB 13 of 1954, POP 16 of 1954
80 Frankie Laine Rain Rain Rain 1954 UK 8 - Oct 1954 (16 weeks), US CashBox 18 - Sep 1954 (8 weeks), US Billboard 21 - Oct 1954 (4 weeks), UKMIX 655
81 Bing Crosby Changing Partners 1954 US CashBox 4 - Feb 1954 (2 weeks), UK 9 - Mar 1954 (3 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Jan 1954 (3 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Jan 1954 (2 weeks)
82 Kay Starr If You Love Me (Really Love Me) 1954 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1954 (18 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Apr 1954 (17 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Apr 1954 (20 weeks), Your Hit Parade 15 of 1954
83 Jose Ferrer & Rosemary Clooney Woman (Uh - Huh) 1954 US CashBox 6 - Feb 1954 (10 weeks), UK 7 - Feb 1954 (5 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Jan 1954 (7 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Jan 1954 (4 weeks)
84 Dinah Washington Teach Me Tonight 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1954), US Billboard 23 - Dec 1954 (1 week), DDD 65 of 1954, RYM 80 of 1954
85 Al Martino The Story of Tina 1954 Flanders 5 - Feb 1955 (1 month), UK 10 - Oct 1954 (8 weeks)
86 Charms Heart of Stone 1954 US CashBox 2 - Dec 1954 (19 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Nov 1954 (15 weeks), DDD 16 of 1954, US 1940s 17 - Dec 1954 (3 weeks)
87 Marilyn Monroe River of No Return 1954 Italy 22 of 1956, US CashBox 28 - Jun 1954 (6 weeks), US Billboard 30 - Jul 1954 (1 week), RYM 30 of 1954
88 Ralph Marterie Skokiaan 1954 US CashBox 2 - Aug 1954 (22 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1954 (15 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Aug 1954 (14 weeks)
89 Ze & Zilda Saca-Rolha 1954 Brazil 2 of 1954
90 Mouloudji Un Jour, Tu Verras... 1954 France (50s) 2 of 1954
91 Johnnie Ray Hernando's Hideaway 1954 US CashBox 3 - May 1954 (4 weeks), UK 11 - Oct 1955 (5 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Jun 1954 (7 weeks), RYM 122 of 1955
92 Frankie Laine The Kid's Last Fight 1954 UK 3 - Apr 1954 (10 weeks), US CashBox 17 - Mar 1954 (8 weeks), US Billboard 20 - May 1954 (4 weeks)
93 Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Work with Me Annie 1954 DDD 10 of 1954, US Billboard 22 - Jun 1954 (3 weeks), nuTsie 78 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1237 (1954), RYM 40 of 1954, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
94 David Whitfield Santo Natale 1954 UK 2 - Nov 1954 (10 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Nov 1954 (4 weeks), RYM 122 of 1954
95 Bill Haley & his Comets Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) 1954 US Billboard 11 - Nov 1954 (15 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Nov 1954 (20 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Nov 1954 (5 weeks), DDD 67 of 1954
96 Billy Eckstine No One But You 1954 UK 3 - Nov 1954 (17 weeks), UKMIX 395, RYM 101 of 1954
97 Ronnie Hilton I Still Believe 1954 UK 3 - Nov 1954 (14 weeks), UKMIX 794, RYM 23 of 1954
98 Hugo Winterhalter The Little Shoemaker 1954 US CashBox 2 - Jun 1954 (23 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1954 (11 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1954 (7 weeks)
99 Denise Lor If I Give My Heart to You 1954 US CashBox 2 - Aug 1954 (24 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Sep 1954 (12 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Sep 1954 (9 weeks)
100 Nat King Cole Make Her Mine 1954 UK 11 - Oct 1954 (2 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Jul 1954 (6 weeks), US CashBox 23 - Jun 1954 (12 weeks), RYM 99 of 1954

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30 Sep 2014

#3-Crew Cuts- Sh-Boom

This also made the Peel List (#3).

You are right. The data has been fixed, thanks


26 Apr 2014

I remember many of them very well. 1954 was my wedding year and now I celibrate my diamond wedding in september this year . great year. great songs .+ roy+


23 Apr 2014

Double listing

Muddy Waters "Hootchie Cootchie Man" seems to be listed twice. Numbers 78 and 89. This should move it up the list. Thanks

Thank you, the data has been fixed


15 Jan 2014

secret love

"secret love" by kathy kirby

The Kathy Kirby version was a hit only in the 1960s


2 Apr 2013

# 87 Hajji Baba

This was a # 14 Billboard Hit. It was released on Capitol 2949.

You are right, the data has been fixed, thanks for the suggestion


25 Jan 2013

Missing Song

I dont find " Till we two are one " by Goergie Shaw. It reached no. 7 on the charts sometime in 1954. Thanks.

This site lists the top 100 songs of each year and all the hits (anywhere) by the top 1000 artists.

The song you mention was a hit in the US, but nowhere else, it was not one of the world's top 100 songs of 1954 and Georgie Shaw was not one of the top 1000 artists. So its not listed.


23 Jul 2012

Been So Long

I never heard 'Been So Long' by Ben E. King but there was a song by 'The Pastels' called 'Been So Long' that I first heard in 1957-58-or 59.


4 Apr 2012

'Love You Dearly'

I am trying to find the lyrics to a song that Doris Day sang in her movie Lucky Me - the Song title is LOVE YOU DEARLY. She sang this song with Phil Cummings. Following are the details of the song but I have not been able to find the lyrics online....can you help me out? Please!!

"Love You Dearly" Music by Sammy Fain Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster Sung by Doris Day and Robert Cummings (dubbed by Hal Derwin) From Doris Day Movie "Lucky Me" 1954


3 Mar 2012

Four Knights Song Title

I believe the correct title of the Four Knights song is "Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely)".

Originally many records were released with different titles in different countries, so there is no such thing as THE correct title. We often have to modify titles to make the entries consistent across different countries.

In this case however the original Bullfrog listing of the Billboard chart has "I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)", and we would trust that source. What source do you have for your suggestion?


8 Jan 2012

# 36 Heart of Stone

The correct title is Hearts of Stone.


6 Jan 2012

Italian song of the year 1954

Cant seem to find what song was Italian song of the year in 1954 ?

We list the international hits (across many countries). If you want to know the hits in a particular country you need to go to a specialised site.

For Italy we would suggest: http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yends/hpe1954.htm


18 Sep 2011

BEEN SO LONG

Ben E. King sang rhis song during 1954-1959, I have'nt beeb able to find it ANYWHERE, would appreciate your help

That wasn't a hit in any of the charts we have access to


17 Sep 2011

A song from early 50's sung by Johnnie Frances

This song was called 'Madonna Madonna' And was top of the top twenty in the good old days of radio Luxembourg. They were the only people who would play it and used to have to fade the actual words Madonna Madonna for religeous reasons but of course that made it a huge hit at the time.

The words were Maddona Madonna I stand here alone tonight look down on me please from up above tell me how did I come to lose my love

I know it's daft but everybody thinks I've made it up!!

Please somebody help!!!!!!!!!

There is a song called "Madonna, Madonna" that was a hit for Tony Bennett in 1954 in the US (and for Alain Chamfort in France during 1975).

If you had searched for "Madonna, Madonna" in the site search box at the top of the page, or if you'd look in the Site Index you would have found it.


10 Jul 2011

Lonnie Donegan

Could you please provide info as to where Lonnie Donegan's Rock Island Line placed on the Billboard charts.

Thanks.

There is a page for Lonnie Donegan that has that information on it, "Rock Island Line" was song number 40 of 1955. It reached number 8 in the Billboard charts (its run there was 17 weeks starting Mar 1956).

We suspect that the year of 1954 on the Acclaimed music site is incorrect, since it entered both the US and UK charts in 1956. Our calculation places it in 1955, as do the RYM and DDD sites, because that is between the Acclaimed and Billboard dates.

Lonnie Donegan's version was the most successful although Leadbelly had a version of the song in 1944. Following Lonnie Donegan's hit it was a hit for Don Cornell in the US and Stan Freberg in the UK. Johnny Cash's version was number 93 in the Billboard chart in Feb 1970.


23 Apr 2011

To make contact by e-mail

Dear sirs: I'm from Chile So. America, and want to make contact by e-mail with the person who's needing the lyrics of "You fooled me", "Till there was you", "Two faces in the dark", "God's little gift", by the 4 Aces,

I am a real fanatic of this Group.

Thanks beforehand

We'll pass your details on


22 Apr 2011

No 74. The Drifters - Honey Love

Hi, I'm a big fan of your sites, however, may I know why this songs listed does not include the name of Clyde McPhatter. I owned a set of Atlantic Box Set, they have include his name as artist for this song. so, it appears as "Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters". May i know why the difference?

Thank You

The artists credited with this song varied from one market to another, in the Billboard charts the song was listed as abe by "Drifters" (without "The" and certainly with no mention of Clyde McPhatter). If you look at the artist's page you will see that we note some of the complexities.

We, of course, have to consolidate all the entries from around the world, otherwise we won't get a reasonable impression of the total success of a particular song or album.

That's why the artist name listed on a particular "Greatest Hits" album may be different from what is listed here.


21 Feb 2011

Need lyrics of songs by the 4 Aces

These are: "It shall come to pass", "You fooled me", "Till there was you", "Two faces in the dark", "God's little gift".

I need them, cause I am an old admirer of this fantastic Group, and are the lyrics I am missing. Who can help me?

Unfortunately this site does not hold lyrics.

Try searching for, for example "Till there was you lyrics" in Google.


22 Jan 2011

four aces song

The title of the song is "It shall come to pass". I have it on 45

That song is listed on the "Four Aces" page. It was only a hit in the Cashbox files so it didn't make the top 100 songs of 1954.


13 Sep 2010

Mario Lanza - Drink Drink Drink

I don't see this song being listed, can I know why.

Certainly.

The song "Drink Drink Drink" by Mario Lanza reached number 21 in Billboard (Oct 1954 - 4 weeks) and number 29 in the CashBox charts (Oct 1954 - 3 weeks)

However we only list the top 100 songs of each year, the last song in this list ("Jilted" by Teresa Brewer in the 1.9.073 data) was number 6 in Billboard, number 11 in the Cashbox charts and number 14 in the "US 1940s" chart. Clearly a bigger hit.

Unfortunatley Mario Lanza had his hits at a time when charts are not available for many countries. So the scores for his songs are not high. His biggest hit ("Be My Love" in 1951) was a number 1 in the US and a success around the world. However the total score from his 16 hits only ranks him as the 1121st artist of all time (too far down to get his own dedicated page).

So that song is not listed because a) by our calculation it is the 234th biggest hit of 1954 and we only list the top 100 b) Mario Lanza is not in the 1000 biggest acts of all time so it doesn't show up on a page dedicated to him


11 Aug 2010

Double listing / Spelling

# 52 and # 84 is the same record. Apparently the error is caused by different spelling of the title.

The artist of # 74 is spelled "Connee Boswell".

Thanks for your wonderful site!

You corrections have been implemented, thanks for the input


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


26 Dec 2009

Four Aces song 1954

I've been trying for years to find the singing group of a song with the words: "Ask for love, to fill your heart with spring, to make your ....., to make you laugh and sing. You only have to ask, and it shall come to pass!"

Would you have a snippet of this music and song that I could listen to before I purchase it?

Thank you, Barbara in Indiana

We do not host any "snipets of music" at this site at all. You should try sites like iTunes and Amazon to get those.

In addition we can't find any song that has those lyrics.


30 Nov 2009

Heart of my Heart

I am looking for a song called "Heart of my Heart" by Alan Dale, Johnny Desmond and Don Cornell. When was that a hit and how big was it?

The song you want was actually called "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'", it was the only hit by the trio you mentioned and none of them had enough hits on their own to be listed.

It reached number 10 in the Billboard chart (entering in Dec 1953 and running for 10 weeks), it peaked at 18 in the Billboard Jukebox chart (entering in Dec 1953 and running for 5 weeks) and number 5 in the Cashbox magazine chart (entering Nov 1953 and running for 23 weeks)

The song was also a slightly bigger hit for "Four Aces" (US 1940s 8 - Dec 1953 (16 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1953 (18 weeks), US BB 19 of 1953, POP 19 of 1953) and a minor hit in the UK for Max Bygraves (entering in May 1954 peaking at number 7 and running for 8 weeks)

According to Wikipedia (which has a page about it) the song was originally written in 1926 by Ben Ryan and is about a popular song first performed in 1899


13 Nov 2008

inconsistancies I have found

I am using your lists to help me learn more about music through the ages. They are very helpful!! Thanks for your efforts.

I have been noticing some inconsistancies you may wish to look at

renate

1954 75 Four Aces (see #54) Mr Sandman

Thanks for the correction, that has been done. The year of the song has now moved to 1955.