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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40s # 1-10

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Thanks for the cheery greeting Phil. Great to see you too. :)

Thanks for voting, Elena and John. :thumbsup:

It looks like we might have a lot of 5 pointers in the "ones I'd like/should be in the Top 40". I sort of thought people might support some previous nominations, rather than put 5 new songs each time. We'll have to devise a tiebreaker for all those 5s, so we'll give priority to "first in" - not because I went first. I'll vote later next time.

Also, while I know many 50s and 60s songs, some I don't, so I would appreciate it if you can put the date and some chart details besides (perhaps) "lesser known" new songs. And the points beside each helps a lot. Thanks !

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Move 'em up.

1. +5 - Don't Be Cruel - Elvis

2. +4 - Sixteen Tons - Ernie Ford

3. +3 - Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell

4. +2 - At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors

5. +1 - It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards

Move 'em down.

1. -5 - April Love - Pat Boone

2. -4 - Young Love - Tab Hunter

3. -3 - Tammy - Debbie Reynolds

4. -2 - The Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller

5. -1 - The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

Should be on.

+5 - Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter

+4 - This Little Girls Gone Rocking - Ruth Brown

+3 - Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson

+2 - Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites

+1 - Mission Bell - Donnie Brooks

Fun Game Darryl. :cool:

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Move ’em up:

+5 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley

+4 All I Have To Do Is Dream Everly Brothers

+3 Big Girls Don't Cry Four Seasons

+2 Sixteen Tons ‘Tennessee' Ernie Ford

+1 The Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton

Move ‘Em Down:

-5 Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone

-4 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Perez Prado

-3 The Poor People Of Paris Les Baxter

-2 The Theme From "A Summer Place" Percy Faith

-1 The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant

New songs:

+5 Please Mr Postman – The Marvelettes (1961) Link

+4 Cathy’s Clown – Everly Brothers (1960) Link

+3 Runaway – Del Shannon

+2 Since I don’t Have You – The Skyliners

+1 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane (1958)

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No, I was 3, but thanks for losing a year! Couldn't you have lost a couple more? :D It was the same year I got my pony (I was an only child then, and oh so spoiled), and there are tons of pictures. She was just the first of many many Barbies though.

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A.

+5 Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

+4 Tequila - Champs

+3 At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors

+2 I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

+1 All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers

B.

-5 April Love - Pat Boone

-4 Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone

-3 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - Four Aces

-2 Sincerely - MacGuire Sisters

-1 Tammy - Debby Reynolds

C.

+5> Linda Lu - Ray Sharpe (1959)

+4> Black Slacks - Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones (1957) "[smaller]The Sparkletones Experience[/smaller]"

+3> Runaway - Del Shannon (1961)

+2> Get A Job - The Silhouettes (1958)

+1> Quarter To Three - Gary 'U.S.' Bonds (1961)

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Can I play too? What a great idea!!

+5 Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith

+4 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

+3 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets

+2 All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers

+1 At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors

-5 The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley

-4 Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

-3 Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

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

-1 Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley

Songs I'd like to see on the list:

+5 Runaway - Del Shannon

+4 Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher

+3 Travellin' Man - Rick Nelson

+2 El Paso - Marty Robbins

+1 Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters

I hope I did this right.

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I hope I did it right.

Plus..Move em up!

+5 Sixteen Tons - Tenessee Ernie Ford

+4 Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean

+3 All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers

+2 At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors

+1 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets

Minus..Move em down

-5 Young Love / Tab Hunter

-4 Teddy Bear - Elvis

-3 Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - Four Aces

-2 Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis

-1 Tammy - Debby Reynolds

Should Be On There...

+5 Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny (#1 Billboard, 1959

+4 Crazy - Pasty Cline

+3 Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane

+2 Runaway / Del Shannon (#1 Billboard, 1961)

+1 The Wanderer - Dion

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Great American Bandstand clip Laurie. Thank you. :coolio:

I had no idea it went for 37 years !

Thanks Lars, Bazooka, Ian and Lea for voting.

It's going to be a much changed Top 40 this week. Poor old Pat Boom looks like being the main casualty. Funny, except for his insipid covers of Little Richard songs, I liked his music.

Lucky, I empathise with you. I had lots of old comics that would be worth $$$ now - certainly not as much as an original Barbie though.

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Up

+5 Rock Around the Clock-Bill Haley & the Comets (the calendar of the "rock era" starts from when this song hit #1)

+4 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley (I could move up all of Elvis' entries - they're all in my iPod rotation - but I'll give the nod to his first #1)

+3 Mack the Knife-Bobby Darin

+2 All I Have to Do Is Dream-Everly Brothers

+1 Big Girls Don't Cry-4 Seasons

Down

-5 Rock and Roll Waltz-Kay Starr (can you say "oxymoron")

-4 Tammy-Debbie Reynolds

-3 Love Letters in the Sand-Pat Boone

-2 April Love-Pat Boone (more bad news for Pat)

-1 Memories Are Made of This-Dean Martin

Add

+5 Stand by Me -Ben E King (#4-1961)

+4 Can't Help Falling in Love -Elvis Presley (#2-1961)(the above 2 are both on my PTT; both have had numerous covers/samples, none of which can compare to the originals)

+3 Blowin' in the Wind -Peter, Paul & Mary (#2-1963)(still the greatest protest song of all time, and just as relevant today as 46 years ago)

+2 Georgia on My Mind -Ray Charles (#1-1960)(one word to describe Ray Charles: genius)

+1 You Send Me -Sam Cooke (#1-1957)

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Up

+5 (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & his Comets

+4 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin

+3 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

+2 Venus - Frankie Avalon

+1 Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

Down

-5 Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons

-4 Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone

-3 Tammy - Debbie Reynolds

-2 At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors

-1 Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley

Add

+5 Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte

+4 La Bamba - Richie Valens

+3 Stand By Me - Ben E. King

+2 Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

+1 Love & Marriage - Frank Sinatra

Edited by Guest
I don't know this music well enough to dislike any of it

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Up

+5 Big Girls Don't Cry

+4 At The Hop

+3 Rock Around The Clock

+2 Jailhouse Rock

+1 Tequila

Down

-5 The Poor People of Paris

-4 Love Letters in the Sand

-3 Sincerely

-2 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossum White

-1 Singing the Blues

Should Be's

+5 Runaway- Del Shannon

+4 Peggy Sue - Buddy holly

+3 Sea of Love - Phil Phillips

+2 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

+1 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen

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A. Move Up:

+5 Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis

+4 Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin

+3 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley

+2 Hound Dog - Elvis

+1 Tequila = The Champs

B. Move Down:

-5 The Purple People Eater -Sheb Wooley

-4 Love Letters in The Sand - Pat Boone

-3 April Love - Pat Boone

-2 Venus - Frankie Avalon

-1 The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes

C. Put On:

+5 Stand By Me - Ben E. King

+4 Crazy - Patsy Cline

+3 Fever - Peggy Lee

+2 This Magic Moment - The Drifters

+1 La Bamba - Richie Valens

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Ken, I don't know if Jump In The Line ever charted as a Single in the U.S. ???

I see it's on Harry Belfonte's 1961 "Jump Up Calypso" Album.

Sorry I was unaware of that rule. I'll change it to...

Add

+5 La Bamba - Richie Valens

+4 Stand By Me - Ben E. King

+3 Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds

+2 Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

+1 Love & Marriage - Frank Sinatra

I wanted to add "Up on the Roof" by the Drifters, but that one doesn't appear to have charted either.

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Thanks Ken. :) It certainly wasn't my intention to cause you any embarrassment. We've had a couple of other 'hiccups' - which is only to be expected at our first try.

Up On The Roof charted as bazooka said. Save it till next week and I'll support it ! Cheers.

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