Songs from the Year 1955

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This page lists the top songs of 1955 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 1955 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 1955.

The top ten song artists of 1955 were:

1:Bill Haley & his Comets2:Four Aces3:Frank Sinatra4:Tennessee Ernie Ford5:Nat King Cole
6:The Platters7:Al Hibbler8:Perez Prado9:The Crew-Cuts10:Caterina Valente
# 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 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Four Aces Mister Sandman 1955 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1954 (17 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1955, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1955, Flanders 2 - Jan 1955 (5 months), US Billboard 5 - Nov 1954 (14 weeks), UK 9 - Jan 1955 (5 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Nov 1954 (5 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1955, RYM 190 of 1955
9 Frank Sinatra Learnin' the Blues 1955 US Billboard 1 - May 1955 (21 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1955, UK 2 - Aug 1955 (13 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Apr 1955 (26 weeks), DZE 6 of 1955, US BB 12 of 1955, POP 12 of 1955, Flanders 13 - Sep 1955 (2 months), Brazil 100 of 1955, UKMIX 479, RYM 24 of 1955
10 Frank Sinatra Love & Marriage 1955 US BB 2 of 1955, POP 2 of 1955, UK 3 - Jan 1956 (8 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Nov 1955 (17 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Oct 1955 (22 weeks), Holland 9 - Apr 1991 (7 weeks), Belgium 11 - May 1991 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 47 of relaxing, Brazil 58 of 1956, Europe 83 of the 1950s (1955), RYM 16 of 1955
11 Mitch Miller Yellow Rose of Texas 1955 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1955 (19 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jul 1955 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1956, UK 2 - Oct 1955 (13 weeks), DZE 4 of 1955, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1955, POP 10 of 1955, Flanders 14 - Nov 1955 (3 months), UKMIX 638, RYM 31 of 1955
12 Chuck Berry Maybellene 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988 (1955), DDD 2 of 1955, D.Marsh 2 of 1955, US Billboard 5 - Aug 1955 (11 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Aug 1955 (14 weeks), US BB 6 of 1955, POP 6 of 1955, nuTsie 11 of 1950s, Scrobulate 17 of rock & roll, Rolling Stone 18, Brazil 94 of 1956, Acclaimed 99 (1955), RYM 1 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Les Baxter & his Orchestra Unchained Melody 1955 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1955 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Apr 1955 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1955, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1955, UK 10 - May 1955 (9 weeks), US BB 16 of 1955, POP 16 of 1955, Brazil 36 of 1956, RYM 50 of 1955
14 Slim Whitman Rose Marie 1955 UK 1 - Jul 1955 (19 weeks), Flanders 1 - May 1956 (8 months), Record Mirror 1 for 9 weeks - Jul 1955, US Billboard 22 - May 1954 (4 weeks), UKMIX 31, RYM 62 of 1955
15 Four Aces Stranger in Paradise 1955 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1953 (22 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, US Billboard 3 - May 1953 (16 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Dec 1953 (16 weeks), UK 6 - May 1955 (6 weeks), Italy 29 of 1957, Brazil 35 of 1955, RYM 147 of 1955
16 Fats Domino Ain't That a Shame 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1955), US CashBox 2 - Jul 1955 (25 weeks), US BB 5 of 1955, POP 5 of 1955, DDD 6 of 1955, DZE 7 of 1955, US Billboard 10 - Jul 1955 (13 weeks), UK 23 - Jan 1957 (2 weeks), nuTsie 38 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 431, Acclaimed 486 (1955), RYM 12 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
17 Billy Vaughn Melody of Love 1955 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1954 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1955, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1954 (27 weeks), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1955, Brazil 17 of 1955, US BB 22 of 1955, POP 22 of 1955, RYM 176 of 1955
18 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1955), Library of Congress artifact (1955), DDD 3 of 1955, nuTsie 12 of 1950s, US CashBox 41 - May 1955 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 61 of rhythm & blues, Rolling Stone 62, RIAA 155, Acclaimed 167 (1955), RYM 2 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
19 Dreamweavers It's Almost Tomorrow 1955 UK 1 - Feb 1956 (18 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1956, Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1956, US CashBox 6 - Oct 1955 (24 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1955 (23 weeks), UKMIX 156, RYM 91 of 1955
20 Nat King Cole A Blossom Fell 1955 US Billboard 2 - May 1955 (20 weeks), Flanders 2 - Jun 1955 (5 months), UK 3 - Feb 1955 (10 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Apr 1955 (23 weeks), DZE 10 of 1955, US BB 34 of 1955, POP 34 of 1955, RYM 31 of 1954
21 Julie London Cry Me a River 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1955), US Billboard 9 - Nov 1955 (20 weeks), D.Marsh 15 of 1955, US CashBox 18 - Nov 1955 (15 weeks), UK 22 - Apr 1957 (3 weeks), US BB 32 of 1955, POP 32 of 1955, Italy 46 of 1957, Acclaimed 1255 (1955), RYM 25 of 1955
22 Teresa Brewer Let Me Go Lover 1955 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1955 (5 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1955, US Billboard 6 - Dec 1954 (12 weeks), UK 9 - Feb 1955 (10 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Dec 1954 (2 weeks), Flanders 15 - Mar 1955 (2 months), RYM 177 of 1955
23 Muddy Waters Mannish Boy 1955 Holland 8 - Oct 1988 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 17 of blues, Belgium 20 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), DDD 23 of 1955, UK 51 - Jul 1988 (7 weeks), WXPN 224, Rolling Stone 229, Acclaimed 238 (1955), RYM 7 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 Four Aces Melody of Love 1955 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1955 (25 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1955, US Billboard 3 - Jan 1955 (21 weeks), Flanders 12 - Mar 1955 (5 months), POP 22 of 1955, RYM 86 of 1955
25 Roger Williams Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) 1955 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1955 (26 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Aug 1955 (29 weeks), DZE 5 of 1955, US BB 14 of 1955, POP 14 of 1955, Brazil 20 of 1956
26 Nat King Cole Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 1955 Flanders 1 - Apr 1955 (6 months), US CashBox 6 - Feb 1955 (20 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Mar 1955 (16 weeks), US BB 15 of 1955, POP 15 of 1955
27 Ruby Murray Softly Softly 1955 UK 1 - Jan 1955 (23 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Feb 1955, Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Mar 1955, UKMIX 59, RYM 151 of 1955
28 Johnny Desmond Yellow Rose of Texas 1955 US CashBox 1 - Aug 1955 (23 weeks), Flanders 2 - Oct 1955 (6 months), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1955 (16 weeks), US BB 10 of 1955, POP 10 of 1955
29 Perry Como Tina Marie 1955 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1955 (14 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jul 1955 (20 weeks), Flanders 14 - Oct 1955 (1 month), US BB 17 of 1955, POP 17 of 1955, UK 24 - Dec 1955 (1 week), Brazil 93 of 1956
30 Frankie Laine Cool Water 1955 Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Oct 1955, UK 2 - Jun 1955 (22 weeks), Flanders 9 - May 1955 (3 months), US CashBox 32 - Apr 1955 (2 weeks), UKMIX 56, RYM 145 of 1955
31 Eddie Calvert Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White 1955 UK 1 - Apr 1955 (21 weeks), Flanders 5 - Jun 1955 (4 months), Italy 42 of 1956, UKMIX 68, RYM 51 of 1955
32 Bill Hayes Ballad of Davy Crockett 1955 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1955 (20 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Feb 1955 (25 weeks), UK 2 - Jan 1956 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1955, RYM 192 of 1956
33 Pat Boone Ain't That a Shame 1955 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1955 (20 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Jul 1955 (25 weeks), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1955, UK 7 - Nov 1955 (11 weeks), US BB 19 of 1955, POP 19 of 1955, RYM 143 of 1955
34 McGuire Sisters Sincerely 1955 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1955 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Dec 1954 (24 weeks), Your Hit Parade 7 of 1955, US BB 11 of 1955, POP 11 of 1955, UK 14 - Jul 1955 (4 weeks), RYM 52 of 1955
35 Tennessee Ernie Ford Ballad of Davy Crockett 1955 US CashBox 1 - May 1955 (15 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1955, UK 3 - Jan 1956 (7 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1955 (17 weeks), RYM 65 of 1955
36 Georgia Gibbs Tweedle Dee 1955 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1955 (19 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jan 1955 (23 weeks), UK 20 - Apr 1955 (1 week), US BB 24 of 1955, POP 24 of 1955, Brazil 55 of 1955, RYM 127 of 1955
37 Al Hibbler He 1955 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1956, US Billboard 4 - Oct 1955 (22 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Sep 1955 (26 weeks), D.Marsh 18 of 1955, Brazil 90 of 1956
38 Fess Parker Ballad of Davy Crockett 1955 US CashBox 1 - May 1955 (15 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1955, US Billboard 5 - Mar 1955 (17 weeks), US BB 39 of 1955, POP 39 of 1955
39 Eddie and Tania Constantine L'Homme et L'Enfant (The Little Boy and the Old Man) 1955 France 1 for 12 weeks - Dec 1955, Flanders 9 - Oct 1955 (4 months)
40 Jacqueline Francois Les Lavandieres du Portugal 1955 France 1 for 9 weeks - Oct 1955, Flanders 10 - Aug 1955 (2 months)
41 Gale Storm I Hear You Knockin' 1955 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1955 (18 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Oct 1955 (21 weeks), DZE 9 of 1955, US BB 37 of 1955, POP 37 of 1955, Brazil 86 of 1956
42 Bill Haley & his Comets Mambo Rock 1955 Flanders 7 - May 1955 (2 months), UK 14 - Apr 1955 (2 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Feb 1955 (11 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Mar 1955 (8 weeks), Brazil 95 of 1958, RYM 32 of 1955
43 Four Aces A Woman in Love 1955 US Billboard 14 - Nov 1955 (17 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Nov 1955 (15 weeks), Flanders 16 - Feb 1956 (2 months), UK 19 - Oct 1956 (3 weeks), Italy 49 of 1957, RYM 121 of 1955
44 The Crew-Cuts Earth Angel 1955 US CashBox 2 - Jan 1955 (17 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Feb 1955 (13 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1955 (20 weeks), Brazil 64 of 1955, UKMIX 241
45 Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie April in Paris 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985 (1955), D.Marsh 20 of 1955, US Billboard 28 - Jan 1956 (13 weeks), US CashBox 43 - Feb 1956 (2 weeks), DDD 69 of 1955, Acclaimed 1716 (1955), RYM 105 of 1956
46 Tennessee Ernie Ford Give Me Your Word 1955 UK 1 - Jan 1955 (24 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1955, UKMIX 32, RYM 154 of 1955
47 Dean Martin Naughty Lady of Shady Lane 1955 Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Feb 1955, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1955, UK 5 - Jan 1955 (10 weeks)
48 Jimmy Young Unchained Melody 1955 UK 1 - May 1955 (22 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Jun 1955, UKMIX 159, RYM 183 of 1955
49 Alma Cogan Dreamboat 1955 UK 1 - May 1955 (16 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1955, UKMIX 255, RYM 155 of 1955
50 Jimmy Young The Man From Laramie 1955 UK 1 - Sep 1955 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1955, UKMIX 324, RYM 184 of 1955
51 Johnny Ace Pledging My Love 1955 DDD 6 of 1954, US CashBox 11 - Feb 1955 (13 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Feb 1955 (9 weeks), US BB 23 of 1955, POP 23 of 1955, nuTsie 48 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1990 (1955), RYM 42 of 1954
52 Boyd Bennett & his Rockets Seventeen 1955 US CashBox 3 - Jul 1955 (21 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jul 1955 (17 weeks), UK 16 - Dec 1955 (2 weeks), DDD 42 of 1955, Brazil 96 of 1956, RYM 125 of 1955
53 The Fontane Sisters Seventeen 1955 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1955 (15 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Aug 1955 (18 weeks), US BB 33 of 1955, POP 33 of 1955, Brazil 42 of 1956
54 Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line 1955 US CashBox 6 - Mar 1956 (12 weeks), UK 8 - Jan 1956 (22 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Mar 1956 (17 weeks), DDD 21 of 1955, UKMIX 438, Acclaimed 1096 (1954), RYM 14 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
55 Bo Diddley I'm a Man 1955 Library of Congress artifact (1955), DDD 15 of 1955, Scrobulate 22 of rhythm & blues, Rolling Stone 369, Acclaimed 795 (1955), RYM 2 of 1955
56 Rusty Draper Shifting Whispering Sands 1955 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1955 (16 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Sep 1955 (22 weeks), US BB 27 of 1955, POP 27 of 1955, Brazil 87 of 1956
57 The Cadillacs Speedo 1955 D.Marsh 3 of 1955, DDD 8 of 1955, US CashBox 15 - Dec 1955 (15 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Dec 1956 (17 weeks), nuTsie 72 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1236 (1955), RYM 44 of 1955
58 Four Lads Moments to Remember 1955 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1955 (25 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Aug 1955 (28 weeks), DZE 8 of 1955, US BB 31 of 1955, POP 31 of 1955, RYM 82 of 1955
59 Caterina Valente Ganz Paris traumt von der Liebe (I Love Paris) 1955 Germany 1 for 20 weeks - Mar 1955, RYM 30 of 1955
60 Peter Alexander & Caterina Valente Eventuell 1955 Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1956, RYM 61 of 1955
61 Frank Sinatra Same Old Saturday Night 1955 US BB 8 of 1955, POP 8 of 1955, US Billboard 13 - Sep 1955 (5 weeks), Flanders 17 - Dec 1955 (1 month), US CashBox 23 - Sep 1955 (11 weeks)
62 The Moonglows Sincerely 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1955), DDD 12 of 1954, US Billboard 20 - Mar 1955 (1 week), nuTsie 80 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1055 (1955), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
63 The Turbans When You Dance You Can Really Love 1955 D.Marsh 4 of 1955, DDD 18 of 1955, US BB 27 of 1956, POP 27 of 1956, US CashBox 31 - Dec 1955 (11 weeks), US Billboard 33 - Nov 1955 (21 weeks), RYM 53 of 1955
64 Georgia Gibbs The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) 1955 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1955 (20 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Mar 1955 (22 weeks), US BB 25 of 1955, POP 25 of 1955, RYM 150 of 1955
65 Cyril Stapleton Orchestra Blue Star (The Medic Theme) 1955 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1955, UK 2 - Sep 1955 (12 weeks), UKMIX 761, RYM 146 of 1955
66 The El Dorados At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) 1955 US CashBox 8 - Oct 1955 (16 weeks), D.Marsh 9 of 1955, DDD 11 of 1955, US Billboard 17 - Nov 1955 (11 weeks), nuTsie 84 of 1950s, Acclaimed 2126 (1955), RYM 63 of 1955
67 Dickie Valentine Christmas Alphabet 1955 UK 1 - Nov 1955 (7 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1955, RYM 182 of 1955
68 Bill Haley & his Comets Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie 1955 Peel list 3 of 1955, UK 4 - Dec 1955 (9 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Nov 1955 (17 weeks), US CashBox 24 - Nov 1955 (10 weeks), DDD 77 of 1955, RYM 59 of 1955
69 Peter Alexander Der Mond halt Seine Wacht 1955 Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1955
70 Silvio Francesco Hey, Mr Banjo 1955 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1955
71 Tony Bell O wat zijde gij schoon 1955 Flanders 1 - Nov 1955 (4 months)
72 Claude Robin Ave Maria No Morro 1955 Flanders 1 - Mar 1955 (5 months)
73 Bob London Reckless 1955 Flanders 1 - May 1955 (7 months)
74 Johnny Jordaan Johnny's potpourri 1955 Flanders 1 - Sep 1955 (9 months)
75 Bob London Lola 1955 Flanders 1 - May 1955 (7 months)
76 Johnny Jordaan Geef mij maar Amsterdam 1955 Flanders 1 - Oct 1955 (14 months)
77 Tony Bell Charel 1955 Flanders 1 - Nov 1955 (4 months)
78 Jorge Veiga Cafe Socaite 1955 Brazil 1 of 1955
79 Bibi Johns Die Gipsy-Band 1955 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1955
80 Aurelio Fierro Scapricciatiello 1955 Italy 1 of 1955
81 Johnny Jordaan Jordaanwals 1955 Flanders 1 - Oct 1955 (14 months)
82 Hula Hawaiian Orchestra Jim, Johnny & Jonas 1955 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1955
83 The Crew-Cuts Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) 1955 US CashBox 3 - Jan 1955 (17 weeks), Flanders 3 - Mar 1955 (3 months), US Billboard 6 - Jan 1955 (14 weeks)
84 Elvis Presley Mystery Train 1955 DDD 14 of 1955, UK 25 - Feb 1957 (5 weeks), Rolling Stone 77, Scrobulate 82 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 88 (1955), WXPN 352, RYM 3 of 1955, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
85 Frank Sinatra (Love Is) the Tender Trap 1955 UK 2 - Jan 1956 (9 weeks), Oscar in 1955 (film 'The Tender Trap') (Nominated), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1956 (15 weeks), US CashBox 22 - Dec 1955 (13 weeks), RYM 28 of 1955
86 Roy Hamilton Unchained Melody 1955 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1955 (26 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Apr 1955 (16 weeks), Italy 71 of 1956
87 Perry Como Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) 1955 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1955 (14 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jan 1955 (17 weeks), Flanders 15 - Jun 1955 (1 month), RYM 144 of 1955
88 Billy Vaughn Shifting Whispering Sands 1955 US Billboard 5 - Sep 1955 (15 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Sep 1955 (22 weeks), UK 20 - Jan 1956 (1 week), Brazil 35 of 1956
89 David Whitfield Everywhere 1955 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1955, UK 3 - Jul 1955 (20 weeks), UKMIX 150
90 Jo Stafford Suddenly There's a Valley 1955 US CashBox 8 - Oct 1955 (16 weeks), UK 12 - Dec 1955 (6 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Oct 1955 (12 weeks), US BB 29 of 1955, POP 29 of 1955, RYM 178 of 1955
91 Bill Haley & his Comets Razzle Dazzle 1955 UK 13 - Sep 1956 (8 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Jul 1955 (4 weeks), US CashBox 17 - Jul 1955 (12 weeks), Flanders 19 - Sep 1955 (1 month)
92 Frankie Laine Humming Bird 1955 US CashBox 6 - Jun 1955 (18 weeks), UK 16 - Nov 1955 (1 week), US Billboard 17 - Sep 1955 (3 weeks), Italy 77 of 1956
93 Sammy Davis Jr That Old Black Magic 1955 US Billboard 13 - Jul 1955 (6 weeks), UK 16 - Oct 1955 (1 week), US CashBox 23 - Jun 1955 (12 weeks), US BB 35 of 1955, POP 35 of 1955, RYM 56 of 1955
94 The Hilltoppers Only You (And You Alone) 1955 UK 3 - Jan 1956 (23 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Oct 1955 (17 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Nov 1955 (19 weeks), UKMIX 166
95 Perry Como & Jaye P Morgan Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang The Little Bird) 1955 Flanders 4 - Jul 1955 (2 months), US Billboard 12 - Jun 1955 (5 weeks), US CashBox 17 - May 1955 (8 weeks)
96 Eddie Fisher Dungaree Doll 1955 US Billboard 7 - Dec 1955 (19 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Dec 1955 (15 weeks), Flanders 8 - Feb 1956 (1 month)
97 LaVern Baker Tweedle Dee 1955 US CashBox 3 - Jan 1955 (13 weeks), DDD 13 of 1954, US Billboard 14 - Jan 1955 (11 weeks), POP 24 of 1955, RYM 14 of 1954
98 Gisele McKenzie Hard To Get 1955 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1955 (19 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Jun 1955 (22 weeks), Brazil 89 of 1956
99 Doris Day I'll Never Stop Loving You 1955 Oscar in 1955 (film 'Love Me or Leave Me') (Nominated), US Billboard 13 - Jul 1955 (9 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Jun 1955 (22 weeks), UK 17 - Oct 1955 (3 weeks)
100 Frankie Laine Strange Lady in Town 1955 UK 6 - Jul 1955 (13 weeks), US CashBox 49 - Apr 1955 (1 week), Italy 77 of 1955, RYM 145 of 1955

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5 Oct 2014

The Turbans

#94- When You Dance also made the "Dave Marsh List" at #4.

The data has been fixed, thanks


5 Oct 2014

Count Basie

#89- April In Paris made the Billboard charts (#28-13 weeks).

We have it listed as Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie


1 Aug 2014

An old song from the 50s

Come home johnny come home Johnny you know how it was when we parted

I would like to know the title of the song, if possible please


25 Nov 2012

dear one by the scarlets

this is one of the first rock & roll songs i remember as a teen, Does anyone else remember it????


5 Nov 2012

Re 2 may 2012 query

The song is called 'Love Letters' by Rosemary Clooney.


5 Oct 2012

Lonnie Donigan Pt 2

According to Cash Box Magazine, Rock Island Line entered the charts on March 31, 1956 and was on there for 12 weeks. It reached #5 April 28, 1956.

As a side note, I remember first hearing Rock Island Line in April of that year (I was thirteen). Jest as we tie songs to points in our lives, so was Rock Island Line. I can recall listening to "a mighty fine line" on KOMA -- in 1956

Our listing says "US CashBox 6 - Mar 1956 (12 weeks)", which is just about what you suggest except we have it peaking at number 6, not number 5. If you look at the CashBox source listing for the week of 28 April 1956 (at http://cashboxmagazine.com/archives/50s_files/19560428.html ) you will see that "WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE" is in the number 5 position and "Rock Island Line" was at number 6.


10 Jul 2012

Where will the Dimple Be

Re 2 May 2012 query: It was recorded by Rosemary Clooney and also Alma Cogan in 1955 I think, but if you google the title you'll get it.


2 May 2012

song title please

I remember listening to the radio when living at the Finsbury Hostel in Adelaide, after travelling with my parents as £10 pounds, in 1955,8yrs old.

I can only remember some words..... on the babies knuckle or the babies knee, where would the babies dimple be, babies cheek or babies chin seems to me it would be a sin if its always covered by a safety pin where would the dimple be....... Its been niggling me for months, then i found this site and wondered if you could help. thanks


13 Oct 2011

resposta

qual foi o sucesso da parada no estados unidos em 1956

Nosso Portugues nao e a um padrao alto o suficiente para entendi sua pergunta. Nós pensamos que voce está pedindo a cancao de maior sucesso nos EUA em 1956.

Essa e uma pergunta difícil, que depende de qual listas voce acredita. A resposta da Billboard seria "Don't Be Cruel", de Elvis Presley. Cashbox diria era "Theme From 'Picnic'", de George Cates & Orchestra.


7 Aug 2011

Can I get the song up

Love is a many splenderd thing .Four Aces ,can i get the song up , please

This site does not provide mp3 files. We suggest you try iTunes or Amazon


24 Jul 2011

April in Paris

The Count Basie "April in Paris" Grammy Hall of Fame version is not the version featuring Ella Fitzgerald. The correct version (clef 89162) features Thad Jones on trumpet.

contributing source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_in_Paris_(song)

The 1955 single Clef 89162 which had an A side of "Roll 'Em Pete" (the version by Pete Johnson is better known) had "April in Paris" on the B side (despite the mis-listing on some sources) and was not a hit in any contemporary chart.

Clef 89172 (with Ella Fitzgerald on vocals) had "April in Paris" as the A side and was a hit in Billboard and Cashbox (early in 1956).

The Grammy Hall of Fame site doesn't have the label number (just the year), however since the year listed there is 1955 that would indicate that you are correct.

We suspect that either the release of the Ella Fitzgerald version was actually late 1955 or that the Grammy Hall of Fame made a mistake. However without any evidence to support that we have to assume that the sources (and you) are right, so we've edited the data.

An interesting case, thanks for the input.


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.


26 Feb 2011

wow four aces 4 hits in top 24


20 Feb 2011

AWESOME SITE

thank you you've done a wonderful job ... very helpful and informative ...will visit often to help with my music library


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

1955 23 The Platters (see#19) Only You (And You Alone) 78 Georgia Gibbs (see #65) The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) 83 Fats Domino (see #24) Ain't It a Shame 91 Bill Haley & His Comets (see #1)(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

Thanks for those corrections, they have all been fixed


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.