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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40s # 1-10

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Thanks Lucky ! :)

Here's a List of the songs, but not set out in "Top 40" style as they are HERE (PLEASE CLICK, ENLARGE, AND PRINT YOURSELF A COPY TO KEEP !).

GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40

WEEK 1 (week commencing 15th February 2009)

1 DON'T BE CRUEL ELVIS PRESLEY

2 HOUND DOG ELVIS PRESLEY

3 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE (I) PEREZ PRADO

4 SINCERELY McGUIRE SISTERS

5 SINGING THE BLUES GUY MITCHELL

6 MACK THE KNIFE BOBBY DARIN

7 ALL SHOOK UP ELVIS PRESLEY

8 THE THEME FROM "A SUMMER PLACE" (I) PERCY FAITH

9 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS

10 THE WAYWARD WIND GOGI GRANT

11 SIXTEEN TONS ‘TENNESSEE' ERNIE FORD

12 HEARTBREAK HOTEL ELVIS PRESLEY

13 LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND PAT BOONE

14 JAILHOUSE ROCK ELVIS PRESLEY

15 Let Me Be Your TEDDY BEAR ELVIS PRESLEY

16 AT THE HOP DANNY & THE JUNIORS

17 TOSSIN' AND TURNIN' BOBBY LEWIS

18 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING FOUR ACES

19 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ KAY STARR

20 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (I) LES BAXTER

21 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS MITCH MILLER

22 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS DEAN MARTIN

23 APRIL LOVE PAT BOONE

24 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS JOHNNY HORTON

25 YOUNG LOVE TAB HUNTER

26 IT'S ALL IN THE GAME TOMMY EDWARDS

27 ARE YOU LONESOME TO-NIGHT ELVIS PRESLEY

28 THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER SHEB WOOLEY

29 TAMMY DEBBIE REYNOLDS

30 THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT BILL HAYES

31 LOVE ME TENDER ELVIS PRESLEY

32 MY PRAYER PLATTERS

33 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM EVERLY BROTHERS

34 IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY

35 TEQUILA (I) CHAMPS

36 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU RAY CHARLES

37 DON'T ELVIS PRESLEY

38 VENUS FRANKIE AVALON

39 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY FOUR SEASONS

40 NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU (VOLARE) DOMENICO MODUGNO

= 40 BIG BAD JOHN JIMMY DEAN

(I) = Instrumental.

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O.K. Rules to a Minimum !

* Just U.S. Charted Pop Singles of the era 1950(generally) but not after 1963.

* No Album Only Tracks or Uncharted B Sides.

* IMPORTANT ! Part C - other songs you'd like to see in the Top 40 - you can go along with others to support songs you like, i.e. we don't need 5 different songs from each person.

* U.S. Chart Links as a guideline HERE .

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HERE'S MY VOTES for Top 40 #2.

A. Existing Songs Plus. I like these ! Send 'em up the Chart. :thumbsup:

+5. Rock Around The Clock / Bill Haley & His Comets. First heard it in "Blackboard Jungle" when I was 14. Had to fib about my age to get into the Theatre. 54 years later I still love it.

+4. Heartbreak Hotel / Elvis Presley. Can't begin to describe the effect this song had on me when I first heard it. Unbelievable.

+3. Big Bad John / Jimmy Dean. This song makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. He gave his life to save the other Miners.

+2. I Can't Stop Loving You / Ray Charles. One of the most beautiful songs of all time, written and originally recorded by Don Gibson.

+1. The Battle Of New Orleans / Johnny Horton. A catchy little 'War Of Indepence' ditty.

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B. Existing Songs Minus. I don't care much for these. Send 'em down. :thumbsdown:

-5. Young Love / Tab Hunter. Pathetic when compared to the Sonny James version. Just because he was a 'Teen Idol' didn't mean Tab could sing. And if the girls had known he 'batted for the other side'...

-4. Mack The Knife / Bobby Darin. Probably not many will agree with me, but it just never made my day. Great arrangement though.

-3. Tossin' And Turnin' / Bobby Lewis. How did it top the U.S. Charts for 7 weeks ?

-2. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu / Domenico Modugno. I like Dean Martin's English version.

-1. Hound Dog / Elvis Presley. There's a lot better Elvis songs than it in my book.

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C. Songs not there that I'd like to see in the Top 40. :thumbsup:

+5. Runaway / Del Shannon (#1 Billboard, 1961) Ah! That Musitron !

+4. Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny (#1 Billboard, 1959) Greatest Instrumental of the Rock Era.

+3. Long Tall Sally / Little Richard (#6 Billboard, 1956) Another song in the I can't believe I'm hearing thiscategory.

+2. Since I Don't Have You / Skyliners (#12 Billboard,1959) What a song ! What a Doo-Wop Group. Pretty fly for white guys.

+1. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) / Doris Day (Billboard #2, 1956) From the Hitchcock Movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Became a world wide best selling single. Her best song since 'Sentimental Journey'.

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TOO EASY !!! :headphones:

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Plus - move 'em up:

+5 Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

+4 All I have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers

+3 I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

+2 It All In The Game - Tommy Edwards

+1 Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons

Minus - move 'em down:

-5 Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone

-4 Rock & Roll Waltz - Kay Starr

-3 The Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller

-2 Venus - Frankie Avalon

-1 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno

Should be on the chart:

+5 Crazy - Pasty Cline

+4 Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton

+3 Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners

+2Johnny B Good - Chuck Berry

+1 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

Ok that was fun. I hope I got it right. I know I probably didn't have to put youtubes, but I like listening. ;)

Edited by Guest
The idea is to move some up, I finally caught that., thanks Joe. Added the Skyliners

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I like this game, but I don't have too much knowledge and time, so my question is: Is it ok to vote occasionally? I can assume occasional voters disburb the bilboard simulation concept thing.

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PLUS+..Move 'em up.

+5 AT THE HOP DANNY & THE JUNIORS

+3 IT'S ALL IN THE GAME TOMMY EDWARDS

+2 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU RAY CHARLES

+4 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS

+1 MY PRAYER PLATTERS

-MINUS..Move 'em down.

-5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS MITCH MILLER

-4 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (I) LES BAXTER

-3 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE (I) PEREZ PRADO

-2 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ KAY STARR

-1 APRIL LOVE PAT BOONE (Pat freakin' Boone?)

SHOULD BE ON THE CHART

+5 Eddie Cochrane-Summertime Blues (1958)

+4 The Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You (1959)

+3 The Kingsmen-Louie, Louie (1963)

+2 Danny & The Juniors- Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay (1957)

+1 Lee Andrews and The Hearts-Teardrops-(1957)

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Plus..Move em up!

+5 I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU RAY CHARLES

+4 MACK THE KNIFE BOBBY DARIN

+3 IT'S ALL IN THE GAME TOMMY EDWARDS

+2 HEARTBREAK HOTEL ELVIS PRESLEY

+1 TEQUILA (I) CHAMPS

Minus..Move em down

-5 LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND PAT BOONE

-4 APRIL LOVE PAT BOONE

-3 SINCERELY McGUIRE SISTERS

-2 THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER SHEB WOOLEY

-1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE (I) PEREZ PRADO

Should Be On There...

+5 Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly Link

+4 Fever - Peggy Lee Link

+3 Summertime Blues ~ Eddie Cochrane Link

+2 This Magic Moment ~ Drifters Link

+1 The Wanderer ~ Dion Link

I hope I'm understanding this right... :P

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Hello Old55,

Thanks a mil for the invitation. Feels good to be back. When does voting close? I've been away from the threads for so long - gone a bit rusty. Need time to compile my "should be on the chart" list.

Cheers! Judo

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John ! It's great to see you back here. :)

I saw some current Times in different Zones displayed on one of the pages when I logged in yesterday - what a great idea - but I can't find it today.

Well, it's approaching 12.00 P.M. Sunday, Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time now, so I'd like to post the Top 40 around this time each week. Maybe everyone could work out their Times from this Post ?

:headphones:

Hi Viaene ! Nice to see you too. :)

I'd like this to be a fairly casual thread. Just drop by and vote anytime you feel like it. Also, if anyone wants to put some Trivia or Pics relevant to the era, that would be great ! I know Joe (Hi Mate) has lots of good stuff.

:headphones:

Thanks Lucky, Laurie and Joe for voting already. You did it great ! I agree that it's a good idea to put a YouTube or Sound link for each of the 'new' songs too.

:guitar:

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I saw some current Times in different Zones displayed on one of the pages when I logged in yesterday - what a great idea - but I can't find it today.

Darryl (and anyone else that may or may not have noticed) the Worldwide Time Zone Clocks are only visible if you are on the "Forum Index" tab at the top of the page. Convienient, since I think we have almost all possible zones represented at SF. ;)

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Thanks so much Lucky ! That clears that up for me.:thumbsup:

So I'll use the 'Melbourne' Zone.

I'll just mention again also that the cutoff date is songs that charted in the U.S. in 1963 ! This is so we don't run in to the 'British Invasion' which began in 1964, and to my mind created a whole new (great) era, but quite different to the one we're looking at.

And remember ...

we don't have to all nominate 5 new songs not nominated by others.

If I hadn't gone first this time I would have probably nominated a couple of newies and supported three other great songs put forward by others. I'll vote later next week. I might go along with 5 others I like !

:)

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Judo, I´m so glad to see you around too... :) :thumbsup:

Move up.

+5- All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Bros.

+4- At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors

+3- Sixteen Tons - Tenessee Ernie Ford

+2- Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons

+1- My Prayer - The Platters

Down:

-5- Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado

-4- A Summer Place - Percy Faith

-3- Rock Around the Clock - Bil Haley & Comets

-2- April Love - Pat Boone

-1- Teddy Bear - Elvis

Should be there:

+5-What's A Matter Baby - Timi Yuro (1963)

+4-Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka(1962)

+3-(I Was)Born to Cry - Dion (1959) - The video is Johnny Thunders BUT the audio is Dion DiMuci. Just trust the audio...

+2-Big Hunk o' Love - Elvis Presley (1959)

+1-Fingertips - Stevie Wonder(1963)

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Mov’em UP

5 - Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford

4 - Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean

3 - The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

2 - The Wayward Wind – Gogi Grant

1 - Venus – Frankie Avalon

Mov’em DOWN

5 - Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin

4 - Tossin & Turnin – Bobby Lewis

3 - Tammy – Debbie Reynolds

2 - The Purple People Eater –Sheb Wooley

1 - Young Love – Tab Hunter

Should be on the chart:

5 - Tom Dooley – The Kingston Trio (1958 Capitol Records)

4 - High Noon – Frankie Laine (1952)

3 - Dream Lover - Recorded By Bobby Darin On March 5, 1959.

2 - Just Walking In The Rain – Johnny Ray (1956)

1 - Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss 1962

BTW, IMHO I’d much prefer JAMES LAST's version of:

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (I)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaTd48ztYyI)

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