Song artist 521 - Lonnie Donegan

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Lonnie Donegan Region Profile

Lonnie Donegan Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Lonnie Donegan. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Lonnie Donegan My Old Man's a Dustman (Ballad of a Refuse Disposal Officer) 1960 UK 1 - Mar 1960 (13 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1960 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1960, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1960, Australia 10 of 1960, South Africa 16 of 1960, UKMIX 704, RYM 40 of 1960
2 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, US BB 50 of 1956, UKMIX 438, Acclaimed 1096 (1954), RYM 14 of 1955, Guardian Folk/ World 27, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Lonnie Donegan Lost John 1956 Peel list 1 of 1956, UK 2 - Apr 1956 (17 weeks), US CashBox 45 - Jun 1956 (2 weeks), US Billboard 58 - Jun 1956 (2 weeks), RYM 193 of 1956
4 Lonnie Donegan Gamblin' Man 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (19 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jul 1957, UKMIX 128, RYM 72 of 1957
5 Lonnie Donegan Cumberland Gap 1957 UK 1 - Apr 1957 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1957, UKMIX 620, RYM 28 of 1957
6 Lonnie Donegan Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight) 1961 UK 3 - Feb 1959 (12 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Aug 1961 (11 weeks), Canada 20 - Jul 1961 (7 weeks), WABC NY 52 of 1961, US Radio 68 of 1961 (peak 5 6 weeks), US BB 79 of 1961, US CashBox 85 of 1961, RYM 80 of 1959
7 Lonnie Donegan Michael Row the Boat 1961 Germany 4 - Jan 1962 (4 months), UK 6 - Sep 1961 (11 weeks), Norway 10 - Oct 1961 (1 week), Germany 175 of the 1960s (peak 4 17 weeks), RYM 184 of 1961
8 Lonnie Donegan Putting On the Style 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (19 weeks), RYM 72 of 1957
9 Lonnie Donegan Lively 1960 NZ Lever 1 - Nov 1960 (2 weeks), UK 13 - Nov 1960 (9 weeks)
10 Lonnie Donegan Stewball 1956 UK 27 - Apr 1956 (18 weeks), UKMIX 311, RYM 193 of 1956
11 Lonnie Donegan I Wanna Go Home 1960 UK 5 - May 1960 (17 weeks), NZ Lever 7 - Aug 1960 (2 weeks), UKMIX 736
12 Lonnie Donegan Tom Dooley 1958 UK 3 - Nov 1958 (14 weeks), UKMIX 668, RYM 84 of 1958
13 Lonnie Donegan Battle of New Orleans 1959 UK 2 - Jun 1959 (16 weeks), UKMIX 294
14 Lonnie Donegan Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O 1957 UK 4 - Jan 1957 (17 weeks), UKMIX 626
15 Lonnie Donegan Have a Drink On Me 1961 Canada 7 - Jul 1961 (9 weeks), UK 8 - May 1961 (15 weeks), RYM 183 of 1961
16 Lonnie Donegan Betty Betty Betty 1958 UK 11 - Jul 1958 (7 weeks), RYM 156 of 1958
17 Lonnie Donegan Sally Don't You Grieve 1958 UK 11 - Jul 1958 (7 weeks), RYM 156 of 1958
18 Lonnie Donegan Bring A Little Water Sylvie/Dead Or Alive 1956 UK 7 - Sep 1956 (13 weeks)
19 Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Session 1956 UK 20 - Jul 1956 (2 weeks)
20 Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan Showcase LP 1956 UK 26 - Dec 1956 (3 weeks)
21 Lonnie Donegan My Dixie Darling 1957 UK 10 - Oct 1957 (15 weeks)
22 Lonnie Donegan Jack O' Diamonds 1957 UK 14 - Dec 1957 (7 weeks)
23 Lonnie Donegan Grand Coolie Dam 1958 UK 6 - Apr 1958 (15 weeks)
24 Lonnie Donegan Sal's Got a Sugar Lip 1959 UK 13 - Sep 1959 (4 weeks)
25 Lonnie Donegan Fort Worth Jail 1959 UK 14 - May 1959 (5 weeks)
26 Lonnie Donegan San Miguel 1959 UK 19 - Dec 1959 (4 weeks)
27 Lonnie Donegan Lorelei 1960 UK 10 - Aug 1960 (8 weeks)
28 Lonnie Donegan Lonnie's Skiffle Party 1958 UK 23 - Nov 1958 (5 weeks)
29 Lonnie Donegan Lonesome Traveller 1958 UK 28 - Sep 1958 (1 week)
30 Lonnie Donegan The Party's Over 1962 UK 9 - Apr 1962 (12 weeks)
31 Lonnie Donegan Pick a Bale of Cotton 1962 UK 11 - Aug 1962 (10 weeks)
32 Lonnie Donegan Virgin Mary 1960 UK 27 - Dec 1960 (5 weeks)
33 Lonnie Donegan The Comancheros 1962 UK 14 - Jan 1962 (10 weeks)
34 Lonnie Donegan John Henry 1955 RYM 14 of 1955
35 Lonnie Donegan Rock o' My Soul 1958 RYM 84 of 1958
36 Lonnie Donegan When the Sun Goes Down 1958 RYM 199 of 1958
37 Lonnie Donegan The Midnight Special 1958 RYM 199 of 1958
38 Lonnie Donegan Love is Strange 1957 RYM 28 of 1957
39 Lonnie Donegan Aunt Rhody 1959 RYM 80 of 1959
40 Lonnie Donegan The Golden Vanity 1960 RYM 40 of 1960
41 Lonnie Donegan Seven Daffodils 1961 RYM 183 of 1961
42 Lonnie Donegan Lumbered 1961 RYM 184 of 1961

In addition to the above listed songs Lonnie Donegan also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Lonnie Donegan & Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen Samantha 1961 UK 13 - Feb 1961 (15 weeks)

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7 Mar 2016

Double Listing - I Wanna Go Home

#15 & #43 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


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.