Songs from the Year 1959

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This page lists the top songs of 1959 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 1959 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 1959.

The top ten song artists of 1959 were:

1:Bobby Darin2:Paul Anka3:Elvis Presley4:Lloyd Price5:Frankie Avalon
6:Cliff Richard7:The Platters8:Domenico Modugno9:Connie Francis10:The Coasters
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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, 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 Ray Charles What'd I Say 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1959), DDD 1 of 1959, D.Marsh 1 of 1959, Library of Congress artifact (1959), US BB 3 of 1959, POP 3 of 1959, US Billboard 6 - Jul 1959 (15 weeks), nuTsie 6 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 10, Canada 13 - Jul 1959 (10 weeks), Acclaimed 26 (1959), US Radio 58 of 1959 (peak 6 7 weeks), DMDB 87 (1959), RIAA 251, WXPN 444, RYM 1 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 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, US Radio 9 of 1959 (peak 1 12 weeks), 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
14 Johnny & The Hurricanes Red River Rock 1959 Flanders 2 - Nov 1959 (6 months), UK 3 - Oct 1959 (16 weeks), Canada 3 - Jul 1959 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1960 (6 months), US Billboard 5 - Aug 1959 (17 weeks), D.Marsh 15 of 1959, US BB 21 of 1959, POP 21 of 1959, Europe 23 of the 1950s (1959), US CashBox 38 of 1959, US Radio 41 of 1959 (peak 5 10 weeks), DDD 59 of 1959, Germany 60 of the 1960s (peak 3 26 weeks), UKMIX 501, RYM 28 of 1959
15 Lloyd Price (You've Got) Personality 1959 Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1959, US Billboard 2 - Apr 1959 (19 weeks), Canada 2 - May 1959 (14 weeks), Australia 5 of 1959, US CashBox 6 of 1959, Norway 6 - Jul 1959 (9 weeks), UK 9 - Jun 1959 (10 weeks), South Africa 12 of 1959, US Radio 13 of 1959 (peak 2 11 weeks), US BB 33 of 1959, POP 33 of 1959, Europe 36 of the 1950s (1959), Brazil 43 of 1959, DDD 56 of 1959, Acclaimed 2027 (1959), RYM 85 of 1959
16 Lloyd Price Stagger Lee 1959 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1958 (21 weeks), Canada 3 - Dec 1958 (12 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1959, UK 7 - Feb 1959 (14 weeks), Norway 8 - Apr 1959 (5 weeks), US Radio 10 of 1959 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1959, Flanders 19 - Apr 1959 (2 months), D.Marsh 20 of 1958, DDD 23 of 1958, US BB 28 of 1959, POP 28 of 1959, Europe 86 of the 1950s (1959), Rolling Stone 456, Acclaimed 1013 (1958), RYM 31 of 1958
17 Wilbert Harrison Kansas City 1959 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1959 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1959 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1959), US BB 2 of 1959, POP 2 of 1959, D.Marsh 5 of 1959, DDD 6 of 1959, US CashBox 13 of 1959, US Radio 18 of 1959 (peak 1 10 weeks), Flanders 18 - Aug 1959 (1 month), nuTsie 67 of 1950s, Acclaimed 340 (1959), RYM 29 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
18 Emile Ford & The Checkmates What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes At Me For? 1959 UK 1 - Oct 1959 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1959 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1960, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1960, Europarade 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1959, UK sales 4 of the 1950s (920 k in 1959), UKMIX 51, RYM 75 of 1959
19 Paul Anka Put Your Head On My Shoulder 1959 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1959 (18 weeks), Flanders 2 - Oct 1959 (6 months), Canada 4 - Sep 1959 (13 weeks), US Radio 5 of 1959 (peak 2 12 weeks), UK 7 - Oct 1959 (12 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1959, Brazil 8 of 1960, US BB 13 of 1959, POP 13 of 1959, Italy 17 of 1959, DDD 87 of 1959, RYM 8 of 1959
20 Elvis Presley A Big Hunk O' Love 1959 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1959 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Jul 1959 (17 weeks), UK 4 - Jul 1959 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Flanders 8 - Aug 1959 (4 months), US BB 17 of 1959, POP 17 of 1959, US CashBox 19 of 1959, US Radio 28 of 1959 (peak 1 9 weeks), DDD 28 of 1959, RYM 30 of 1959
21 Ritchie Valens Donna 1959 Canada 1 - Dec 1958 (15 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1958 (23 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1959 (peak 2 13 weeks), US BB 12 of 1959, POP 12 of 1959, Flanders 18 - May 1959 (2 months), UK 29 - Mar 1959 (1 week), DDD 44 of 1958, US CashBox 46 of 1959, Brazil 60 of 1959, Europe 77 of the 1950s (1958), RIAA 158, Acclaimed 620 (1958), RYM 20 of 1958
22 The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1959), DDD 2 of 1959, Peel list 3 of 1959, US BB 6 of 1959, POP 6 of 1959, Canada 7 - Jun 1959 (10 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1959, nuTsie 29 of 1950s, US Radio 85 of 1959 (peak 11 7 weeks), DMDB 99 (1959), RIAA 132, Rolling Stone 157, Acclaimed 169 (1959), WXPN 761, RYM 2 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
23 The Drifters There goes my baby 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1959), US Billboard 2 - Jun 1959 (19 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1959, DDD 4 of 1959, US CashBox 5 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1959, US BB 9 of 1959, POP 9 of 1959, Canada 12 - Jun 1959 (12 weeks), US Radio 33 of 1959 (peak 2 10 weeks), nuTsie 63 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 193, Acclaimed 197 (1959), RYM 42 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 Cliff Richard Travellin' Light 1959 UK 1 - Oct 1959 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1959 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1959, Europarade 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1959, UKMIX 133, RYM 68 of 1959
25 The Fleetwoods Mr Blue 1959 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1959 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1959 (15 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1959 (peak 1 14 weeks), Norway 5 - Dec 1959 (6 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1959, US BB 18 of 1959, POP 18 of 1959, Italy 25 of 1960, D.Marsh 29 of 1959, DDD 37 of 1959, RYM 107 of 1959
26 Elvis Presley I Need Your Love Tonight 1959 UK 1 - Apr 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1959 (8 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - May 1959, Norway 2 - Apr 1959 (19 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1959 (13 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1959, US Radio 59 of 1959 (peak 4 8 weeks), DDD 94 of 1959, RYM 9 of 1959
27 Guy Mitchell Heartaches By the Number 1959 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1959 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1959 (15 weeks), Norway 3 - Jan 1960 (13 weeks), UK 5 - Nov 1959 (16 weeks), US Radio 14 of 1959 (peak 1 11 weeks), US BB 16 of 1959, POP 16 of 1959, South Africa 18 of 1959, US CashBox 43 of 1960, Germany 76 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks), RYM 41 of 1959
28 The Coasters Charlie Brown 1959 Canada 1 - Feb 1959 (11 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Feb 1959 (15 weeks), Norway 5 - May 1959 (6 weeks), UK 6 - Mar 1959 (12 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1959, Flanders 16 - Jun 1959 (1 month), DDD 16 of 1959, US Radio 20 of 1959 (peak 2 10 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1958, US BB 37 of 1959, POP 37 of 1959, RYM 32 of 1959
29 Marty Robbins El Paso 1959 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1959 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1959 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1959), South Africa 4 of 1960, US CashBox 17 of 1960, US Radio 17 of 1960 (peak 1 11 weeks), UK 19 - Jan 1960 (9 weeks), RIANZ 19 - Oct 1976 (12 weeks), DDD 61 of 1959, RIAA 338, Acclaimed 816 (1959), RYM 23 of 1959
30 Ivo Robic Morgen 1959 Canada 1 - Sep 1959 (11 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1960 (4 months), Flanders 5 - Sep 1959 (7 months), US Billboard 13 - Aug 1959 (17 weeks), UK 23 - Nov 1959 (1 week), Europe 91 of the 1950s (1959), US Radio 102 of 1959 (peak 13 6 weeks), Germany 125 of the 1960s (peak 2 17 weeks), RYM 163 of 1959
31 Connie Francis My Happiness 1959 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1958 (18 weeks), Norway 2 - Mar 1959 (18 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 4 - Dec 1958 (13 weeks), US BB 22 of 1959, POP 22 of 1959, US Radio 25 of 1959 (peak 2 10 weeks), Europe 62 of the 1950s (1958), Brazil 81 of 1959, RYM 64 of 1958
32 Frankie Avalon Why? 1959 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1959 (16 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1960 (9 weeks), Canada 5 - Nov 1959 (11 weeks), Flanders 11 - Feb 1960 (3 months), South Africa 19 of 1959, UK 20 - Jan 1960 (4 weeks), US Radio 22 of 1959 (peak 2 9 weeks), Italy 27 of 1960, US CashBox 35 of 1960, RYM 50 of 1959
33 Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk 1959 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 3 - Jul 1959 (13 weeks), US BB 7 of 1959, POP 7 of 1959, US CashBox 9 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1959, US Radio 12 of 1959 (peak 1 11 weeks), UK 22 - Oct 1959 (4 weeks), DDD 23 of 1959, Italy 31 of 1959, D.Marsh 31 of 1959, RYM 5 of 1959
34 Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore 1959 UK 1 - Feb 1959 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1959 (13 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1959, UK sales 10 of the 1950s (680 k in 1959), US Billboard 13 - Feb 1959 (14 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1959, D.Marsh 22 of 1959, DDD 51 of 1959, UKMIX 84, US Radio 120 of 1959 (peak 13 4 weeks), Acclaimed 2367 (1959), RYM 6 of 1959
35 Conway Twitty Mona Lisa 1959 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1959, Norway 2 - Sep 1959 (15 weeks), Flanders 3 - Oct 1959 (6 months), UK 5 - Aug 1959 (14 weeks), Australia 13 of 1959, US Billboard 29 - Jul 1959 (12 weeks), Italy 32 of 1960, RYM 100 of 1959
36 The Everly Brothers ('til) I Kissed You 1959 UK 2 - Sep 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 3 - Aug 1959 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1959 (16 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1959, US BB 14 of 1959, POP 14 of 1959, US Radio 19 of 1959 (peak 4 11 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1959, D.Marsh 28 of 1959, DDD 34 of 1959, Europe 64 of the 1950s (1959), UKMIX 433, RYM 33 of 1959
37 Freddy Quinn Unter fremden Sternen 1959 Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1959, Germany 2 - Jan 1960 (5 months), Flanders 10 - Dec 1959 (4 months), Germany 33 of the 1960s (peak 2 21 weeks), RYM 90 of 1959
38 Freddy Quinn Die Gitarre Und Das Meer 1959 Germany 1 for 14 weeks - Apr 1959, Flanders 2 - Jul 1959 (8 months), Germany 11 - Jan 1960 (2 months), Europe 35 of the 1950s (1959), RYM 103 of 1959
39 The Fleetwoods Come Softly to Me 1959 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1959 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1959 (11 weeks), UK 6 - Apr 1959 (8 weeks), US BB 10 of 1959, US CashBox 10 of 1959, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1959, POP 10 of 1959, D.Marsh 14 of 1959, US Radio 15 of 1959 (peak 1 10 weeks), DDD 18 of 1959, RYM 20 of 1959
40 Dion & The Belmonts A Teenager in Love 1959 Canada 2 - Apr 1959 (13 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1959 (15 weeks), US BB 5 of 1959, POP 5 of 1959, D.Marsh 7 of 1959, DDD 14 of 1959, US CashBox 25 of 1959, UK 28 - Jun 1959 (2 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1959 (peak 5 10 weeks), Brazil 50 of 1959, Acclaimed 591 (1959), RYM 18 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
41 Sam Cooke Only Sixteen 1959 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1959, Norway 10 - Sep 1959 (2 weeks), US BB 15 of 1959, POP 15 of 1959, Flanders 20 - Oct 1959 (1 month), Canada 21 - Jul 1959 (7 weeks), UK 23 - Aug 1959 (4 weeks), US Billboard 28 - Jun 1959 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 35 of 1959, DDD 46 of 1959, RYM 52 of 1959
42 Phil Phillips Sea of Love 1959 Canada 1 - Jul 1959 (14 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jul 1959 (18 weeks), US BB 11 of 1959, POP 11 of 1959, DDD 12 of 1959, US CashBox 24 of 1959, US Radio 29 of 1959 (peak 2 9 weeks), D.Marsh 39 of 1959, UK 100 - Mar 1991 (1 week), Acclaimed 1479 (1959), RYM 3 of 1959
43 Marino Barreto jr Arrivederci 1959 Italy 1 of 1959, Italy 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1959
44 Conway Twitty Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) 1959 Italy 1 for 1 week - Mar 1960, US Billboard 10 - Sep 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 19 - Sep 1959 (12 weeks), Italy 20 of 1960, US Radio 87 of 1959 (peak 10 7 weeks), RYM 106 of 1959
45 Bill Ramsey Souvenirs 1959 Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1959, Germany 5 - Jan 1960 (4 months), Germany 235 of the 1960s (peak 5 17 weeks), RYM 64 of 1959
46 Connie Francis Lipstick On Your Collar 1959 Canada 2 - Jun 1959 (11 weeks), UK 3 - Jul 1959 (16 weeks), US Billboard 5 - May 1959 (17 weeks), Norway 7 - Sep 1959 (6 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1959, US Radio 42 of 1959 (peak 5 10 weeks), DDD 90 of 1959, UKMIX 511, RYM 36 of 1959
47 Little Richard Baby Face 1959 Norway 1 - Feb 1959 (14 weeks), UK 2 - Jan 1959 (15 weeks), US Billboard 41 - Sep 1958 (10 weeks), Italy 87 of 1959, RYM 55 of 1959
48 Paul Anka It's Time to Cry 1959 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 5 - Nov 1959 (10 weeks), Flanders 5 - Jan 1960 (4 months), Italy 14 of 1960, UK 28 - Feb 1960 (2 weeks), US CashBox 46 of 1960, US Radio 60 of 1959 (peak 6 8 weeks), RYM 97 of 1959
49 Skyliners Since I Don't Have You 1959 ASCAP song of 1958, DDD 8 of 1958, US Billboard 12 - Feb 1959 (19 weeks), Canada 12 - Mar 1959 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 18 of 1959, US CashBox 41 of 1959, nuTsie 69 of 1950s, US Radio 88 of 1959 (peak 12 6 weeks), RYM 16 of 1959
50 Johnnie Ray I'll Never Fall in Love Again 1959 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1959, Flanders 6 - Jan 1960 (3 months), Australia 7 of 1959, UK 26 - Dec 1959 (6 weeks), Brazil 41 of 1960, US Billboard 75 - Sep 1959 (6 weeks), RYM 168 of 1959
51 Russ Conway Roulette 1959 UK 1 - May 1959 (19 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 13 weeks - Jun 1959, Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jun 1959, Flanders 15 - Sep 1959 (1 month), UKMIX 172, RYM 141 of 1959
52 The Isley Brothers Shout 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1959), DDD 5 of 1959, Canada 43 - Oct 1959 (3 weeks), nuTsie 64 of 1950s, US Billboard 94 - Mar 1962 (3 weeks), Rolling Stone 118, RIAA 151, Acclaimed 206 (1959), RYM 21 of 1959, Party 14 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
53 Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder in New Orleans 1959 UK 3 - Jan 1960 (17 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 3 - Dec 1959 (11 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1960 (7 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1960, US Radio 38 of 1960 (peak 3 8 weeks), DDD 80 of 1959, RYM 34 of 1959
54 Brook Benton It's Just a Matter of Time 1959 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 6 - Feb 1959 (12 weeks), US BB 8 of 1959, POP 8 of 1959, US CashBox 23 of 1959, US Radio 31 of 1959 (peak 3 9 weeks), Italy 75 of 1959, DDD 75 of 1958
55 Frank Sinatra High Hopes 1959 Oscar in 1959 (film 'A Hole in the Head'), Grammy in 1959 (Nominated), UK 6 - Aug 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 10 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), US Billboard 30 - Jun 1959 (17 weeks), US BB 31 of 1959, POP 31 of 1959, RYM 160 of 1959
56 Frankie Ford Sea Cruise 1959 D.Marsh 4 of 1959, DDD 12 of 1958, US Billboard 14 - Feb 1959 (17 weeks), US BB 19 of 1959, POP 19 of 1959, Canada 20 - Mar 1959 (7 weeks), nuTsie 76 of 1950s, US Radio 103 of 1959 (peak 14 5 weeks), Acclaimed 2058 (1959), RYM 102 of 1959
57 Stonewall Jackson Waterloo 1959 Canada 2 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Aug 1959 (11 weeks), US Billboard 4 - May 1959 (16 weeks), UK 24 - Jul 1959 (2 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1959, US Radio 40 of 1959 (peak 4 9 weeks)
58 Fabian Tiger 1959 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), Flanders 7 - Jul 1959 (5 months), Canada 8 - Jun 1959 (7 weeks), US Radio 43 of 1959 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 47 of 1959, Italy 94 of 1959, RYM 113 of 1959
59 Johnny Mathis Misty 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1959), Canada 2 - Oct 1959 (12 weeks), UK 12 - Jan 1960 (12 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Oct 1959 (17 weeks), US BB 24 of 1959, POP 24 of 1959, US Radio 98 of 1959 (peak 12 7 weeks)
60 Impalas Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) 1959 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Apr 1959 (13 weeks), US BB 20 of 1959, POP 20 of 1959, US CashBox 27 of 1959, UK 28 - Aug 1959 (1 week), US Radio 30 of 1959 (peak 2 10 weeks), DDD 50 of 1959
61 Joe Damiano Forever 1959 Italy 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1959, Italy 3 of 1959
62 Sandy Nelson Teen Beat 1959 Canada 3 - Sep 1959 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1959 (16 weeks), UK 9 - Nov 1959 (12 weeks), US Radio 24 of 1959 (peak 4 10 weeks), US BB 29 of 1959, POP 29 of 1959, US CashBox 39 of 1959, DDD 70 of 1959, RYM 196 of 1959
63 Ricky Nelson Never Be Anyone Else But You 1959 Norway 3 - Jun 1959 (14 weeks), Canada 4 - Mar 1959 (11 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Feb 1959 (16 weeks), UK 14 - May 1959 (10 weeks), US Radio 51 of 1959 (peak 6 9 weeks), DDD 91 of 1959, RYM 63 of 1959
64 Sarah Vaughan Broken Hearted Melody 1959 Canada 3 - Aug 1959 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Sep 1959 (13 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jul 1959 (19 weeks), Flanders 8 - Nov 1959 (4 months), US CashBox 50 of 1959, US Radio 65 of 1959 (peak 7 8 weeks), DDD 73 of 1959
65 Dave 'Baby' Cortez The Happy Organ 1959 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1959 (17 weeks), Canada 6 - Mar 1959 (11 weeks), US Radio 26 of 1959 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 35 of 1959, US BB 40 of 1959, POP 40 of 1959, DDD 88 of 1959
66 Sidney Bechet Petite Fleur (Little Flower) 1959 Flanders 3 - Apr 1959 (7 months), Italy 7 of 1959, France (50s) 16 of 1953, Canada 20 - Feb 1959 (2 weeks)
67 Russ Conway Side Saddle 1959 UK 1 - Feb 1959 (30 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Mar 1959, Record Mirror 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1959, South Africa 8 of 1959, UKMIX 19
68 Jerry Keller Here Comes the Summer 1959 UK 1 - Aug 1959 (14 weeks), Canada 4 - Jul 1959 (12 weeks), Norway 8 - Oct 1959 (6 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), US Radio 121 of 1959 (peak 14 3 weeks), UKMIX 447
69 Fats Domino Be My Guest 1959 Norway 3 - Jan 1960 (11 weeks), Canada 6 - Nov 1959 (11 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Oct 1959 (14 weeks), UK 11 - Dec 1959 (12 weeks), DDD 60 of 1959, US Radio 83 of 1959 (peak 8 5 weeks), RYM 78 of 1959
70 Domenico Modugno Ciao Ciao Bambina 1959 Flanders 1 - Mar 1959 (6 months), UK 29 - Mar 1959 (1 week), Europe 65 of the 1950s (1959)
71 The Coasters Poison Ivy 1959 US Billboard 7 - Aug 1959 (16 weeks), DDD 7 of 1959, Canada 8 - Aug 1959 (7 weeks), UK 15 - Oct 1959 (7 weeks), US BB 23 of 1959, POP 23 of 1959, US Radio 55 of 1959 (peak 7 9 weeks), nuTsie 68 of 1950s, RYM 61 of 1959
72 The Clovers Love Potion Number Nine 1959 DDD 9 of 1959, D.Marsh 10 of 1959, Canada 20 - Oct 1959 (8 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Sep 1959 (17 weeks), US BB 35 of 1959, POP 35 of 1959, nuTsie 99 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1060 (1959), RYM 26 of 1959, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
73 Paul Anka (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings 1959 UK 10 - Jan 1959 (13 weeks), Canada 14 - Jan 1959 (11 weeks), Flanders 14 - Apr 1959 (4 months), US Billboard 15 - Dec 1958 (17 weeks), Italy 97 of 1959, US Radio 115 of 1959 (peak 15 5 weeks), RYM 68 of 1958
74 Dinah Washington What a Difference a Day Makes 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1959), Canada 6 - Jun 1959 (14 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1959 (20 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1959, DDD 42 of 1959, US Radio 73 of 1959 (peak 8 8 weeks), RYM 25 of 1959
75 Nelson Riddle De Guello 1959 Italy 1 for 1 week - Nov 1959, Italy 8 of 1959
76 Adriano Celentano Il Tuo bacio e come un rock 1959 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1959, Italy 10 of 1959
77 Domenico Modugno Io 1959 Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1959, Italy 11 of 1959
78 Marv Johnson You Got What it Takes 1959 Canada 2 - Nov 1959 (14 weeks), UK 7 - Feb 1960 (17 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Nov 1959 (22 weeks), DDD 31 of 1959, D.Marsh 32 of 1959, US CashBox 47 of 1960, US Radio 85 of 1960 (peak 10 8 weeks), RYM 98 of 1959
79 Johnny Dorelli Julia 1959 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1959, Italy 26 of 1959
80 Domenico Modugno Notte lunga notte 1959 Italy 1 for 1 week - Jul 1959, Italy 27 of 1959
81 Caterina Valente Sweetheart, My Darling, Mijn Schat 1959 Flanders 1 - May 1959 (8 months), Europe 45 of the 1950s (1959)
82 Billy Vaughn Morgen 1959 Norway 2 - Oct 1959 (21 weeks), Europe 87 of the 1950s (1959), Germany 125 of the 1960s (peak 2 17 weeks)
83 Teddy Scholten Een Beetje Meer 1959 EuroVision Song Contest winner 1959 (for Netherlands in Cannes), Europe 96 of the 1950s (1959)
84 Paul Evans Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat 1959 Canada 3 - Sep 1959 (13 weeks), Norway 6 - Jan 1960 (6 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Sep 1959 (18 weeks), UK 25 - Nov 1959 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1959, US Radio 76 of 1959 (peak 9 7 weeks)
85 Wink Martindale Deck of Cards 1959 Canada 3 - Oct 1959 (9 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Sep 1959 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 7 - Aug 1963 (1 week), UK 18 - Dec 1959 (9 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1959, US Radio 52 of 1959 (peak 7 9 weeks), UKMIX 73, RYM 119 of 1959
86 Elvis Presley A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight 1959 Europarade 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1959, UK 2 - Jan 2005 (5 weeks)
87 Lloyd Price I'm Gonna Get Married 1959 Canada 2 - Aug 1959 (14 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1959 (14 weeks), UK 23 - Sep 1959 (5 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1959, US Radio 27 of 1959 (peak 3 10 weeks), DDD 102 of 1959, RYM 134 of 1959
88 Pat Boone I'll Remember Tonight 1959 Norway 9 - Feb 1959 (2 weeks), Flanders 15 - Apr 1959 (1 month), Canada 16 - Oct 1958 (11 weeks), UK 18 - Jan 1959 (9 weeks), US Billboard 34 - Oct 1958 (11 weeks)
89 The Mystics Hushabye 1959 Canada 5 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), D.Marsh 13 of 1959, US Billboard 20 - May 1959 (15 weeks), US BB 36 of 1959, POP 36 of 1959, DDD 71 of 1959, US Radio 138 of 1959 (peak 20 1 week)
90 Dodie Stevens Pink Shoe Laces 1959 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1959 (19 weeks), Canada 3 - Mar 1959 (11 weeks), US Radio 21 of 1959 (peak 3 12 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1959, Brazil 89 of 1959
91 Nina Simone I Loves You, Porgy 1959 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1959), US Billboard 18 - Aug 1959 (15 weeks), Canada 22 - Aug 1959 (8 weeks), US Radio 135 of 1959 (peak 18 2 weeks), Acclaimed 1541 (1959), RYM 11 of 1959
92 Sammy Turner Lavender Blue 1959 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1959 (18 weeks), Canada 3 - Jul 1959 (9 weeks), Peel list 4 of 1959, US CashBox 34 of 1959, US Radio 35 of 1959 (peak 3 8 weeks), DDD 81 of 1959
93 Chuck Berry Back in the USA 1959 D.Marsh 3 of 1959, DDD 17 of 1959, US BB 30 of 1959, POP 30 of 1959, US Billboard 37 - Jun 1959 (8 weeks), Acclaimed 1465 (1959), RYM 7 of 1959
94 Floyd Robinson Makin' Love 1959 Canada 6 - Aug 1959 (9 weeks), Norway 7 - Nov 1959 (4 weeks), UK 9 - Oct 1959 (9 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Jul 1959 (18 weeks), US Radio 138 of 1959 (peak 20 1 week), RYM 165 of 1959
95 Ricky Nelson It's Late 1959 UK 3 - Apr 1959 (20 weeks), Canada 4 - Feb 1959 (11 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Mar 1959 (13 weeks), DDD 22 of 1959, US Radio 82 of 1959 (peak 9 6 weeks), UKMIX 270, RYM 63 of 1959
96 Fats Domino I Want to Walk You Home 1959 Canada 3 - Aug 1959 (12 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Aug 1959 (13 weeks), UK 14 - Oct 1959 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 23 of 1959, DDD 40 of 1959, US Radio 71 of 1959 (peak 8 7 weeks), RYM 65 of 1959
97 Reg Owen Orchestra Manhattan Spiritual 1959 Canada 5 - Dec 1958 (10 weeks), Flanders 7 - Jan 1959 (6 months), US Billboard 10 - Dec 1958 (16 weeks), UK 20 - Feb 1959 (8 weeks), US Radio 80 of 1959 (peak 10 7 weeks)
98 Travis & Bob Tell Him No 1959 Canada 1 - Mar 1959 (12 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Mar 1959 (13 weeks), Europe 52 of the 1950s (1959), US Radio 78 of 1959 (peak 8 6 weeks)
99 Della Reese Don't You Know 1959 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1959 (18 weeks), Springbok 2 - May 1975 (14 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1959, US Radio 17 of 1959 (peak 2 10 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1959
100 Rock-a-teens Woo Hoo 1959 Canada 10 - Oct 1959 (9 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Oct 1959 (12 weeks), Germany 18 - Apr 1963 (2 months), DDD 66 of 1959, US Radio 133 of 1959 (peak 16 1 week), RYM 40 of 1959

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3 Apr 2014

who did a song called yes you are


18 Feb 2014

Harlem Noctrine by the Viscounts

If anyone knows where I can purchase a CD with the song "Harlem Noctrine" by the Viscounts PLEASE let me know!! +I sure would appreciate it. +Thanks.

Amazon have it for sale


20 Jan 2014

song Sweet Child

Heard song many times on AFKN radio in Korea in 1959. +it started "Down by the levee where the river boat goes lives a Louisiana farmer named Papa Devero" any info would help.

Would really like a copy of song.


19 Oct 2013

Sweet Child

I remember a song titled 'Sweet Child' in 1959 (possibly '58), but I don't remeber who sang it. It started "Down by the levee where the river boat goes lives a Louisiana farmer named Papa Devero" The chorus started "Sweet Child, livin' on the bayou, Sweet Child, livin' on the bayou". Other bit of the lyrics are "Sweet Child's goin' on 17, Sweet Child's gonna be a teen age queen".


28 Jan 2013

song " Again "

I'm looking for the singer's name that song. It's the same one sung by Nat King Cole in the year 1959 or 1960, but more quickly. I have sended to you an email last week, without reply. Thanks.

IVAN PATACHO


21 Jan 2013

song " Again " 1959 or 1960

Two singers recorded the song " Again " in 1959 or 1960. One was Nat King Cole. I need to know the name of other singer. Please, give me this information. Thank you. IVAN PATACHO ( BRAZIL )

The only version near 1959 that reached the charts was by The Universals in 1957.

However there were many more versions released in 1949 or 1950, that made it into the charts by Doris Day, Gordon Jenkins, Vic Damone, Mel Torme, Tommy Dorsey, Art Mooney, Vera Lynn and Charles Brown.


13 Dec 2012

song title

heard a song when I was young it goes some thing like let me tell a story about a boy who ran illegal alcohol daddy made the moonshine son drove the load.

Is the song thunder road who sang it and what year.

Could be "The Ballad of Thunder Road" from 1958 sung by Robert Mitchum?


19 Aug 2012

can't remember artist or 1959 song name+

this guy had a deep voice and i believe first name was joey and the lyrics went something like this: "I have waited all my life to find the girl like you Now that i have the one to make my dreams come true " chorus : "love is something you can't hide something that you feel inside etc.


29 Jan 2012

The Passions

Did any of the Passions hits chart high enough to be listed. They had some great songs.

The Passions have three hits, the one you are interested in is:

"Just To Be With You" (1959) - US Billboard 69 - Oct 1959 (10 weeks)

The other two hits are from 1981, so we guess a different group of the same name is responsible for "I'm in Love With a German Film Star".


29 Jan 2012

Mystics

Where did the Mystics with their hit "Hush A Bye" fall in the charts? I have a group from 1959 also. I posted it there.

The Mystics had two hits, both in 1959:

"Hushabye" (1959) - Canada 5 - Jun 1959 (13 weeks), D.Marsh 13 of 1959, US Billboard 20 - May 1959 (15 weeks), US BB 36 of 1959, POP 36 of 1959, DDD 71 of 1959, US Radio 138 of 1959 (peak 20 1 week)

"Don't Take The Stars" (1959) - US Billboard 98 - Oct 1959 (2 weeks)


23 Jun 2011

Dean Webb

Dean Webb released a couple of singles in 1859. "Hey Miss Fannie" and 'Rough With The Smooth'. Does anyone know their chart positions please,or,in fact, anything about his career. Thank You.

We don't have any entries for Dean Webb anywhere. 1859 is outside our time frame (but we suspect you meant 1959).

The song "Hey Miss Fannie" was released by The Clovers in 1952.

The song "Rough With The Smooth" was released by Shara Nelson in 1995.


16 Feb 2011

Tragedy

Tragedy was a hit by Thomas Wayne, and was later a hit by The Fleetwoods. Theposter above was probably thinking of The Fleetwoods since they were, like The Browns, a trio consisting of one man and two women, and both groups were popular at the same time.


18 Dec 2010

Kansas City

I think 'Kansas City' was by Wilbert Harrison, not Wilbur.

Having checked you are correct, some of the charts incorrectly list his name as Wilbur. We have fixed the problem.

Thanks for the input


25 Oct 2010

27 & 24 Elvis Presley should be the same song

Please double check the following two songs from Elvis should be the same: 27 - Elvis Presley - (Now & then There's) A Fool Such As I and 1950s (1958), RYM 64 of 1958, Brazil 81 of 1959 34 - Elvis Presley - A Fool Such As I

Thanks.

Your correction has been noted and applied. The next release of the data will fix that. Thanks for the input.


3 Jul 2010

song tragedy

Was the song "Tragedy" ever song by a group called "The Browns"

This site only lists hits, rather than all songs released by a particular group. So if you mean to ask did The Browns have a hit anywhere with a song called "Tragedy" we can answer that, they didn't.

We assume that the group you are referring to were the singers of "The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches)" (which was a big hit in 1959).

They had less successful hits with "The Old Lamplighter", "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)", "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On", "Blue Christmas", "Ground Hog", "Heaven Fell Last Night", "Teen-Ex" and "The Old Master Painter". All between 1959 and 1962.

"Barbara & The Browns" also had a hit with "Big Party" in 1964, we assume that is a related act.

According to Wikipedia they disbanded in 1967 (although they reunited in 2006). The Wikipedia article has a list of the singles they released, which again doesn't have anything like the title you asked about.