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Golden Oldies Top 40 #24

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Hello again. DJ Ceejay coming to you direct from Planet Earth with this week’s Golden Oldies Top 40

Last week, our top 3 was:

Runaround Sue by Dion at #3

Little Sister by :elvis: at #2

Blue Velvet, by the “Polish Prince†Bobby Vinton, at #1.

Who will be this week’s #1? Stay right here and find out.

5 songs drop out this week:

Wake Up Little Susie by the Everly Brothers, last week’s #40, drops off the chart after 11 weeks, ending a run of 23 consecutive weeks in the countdown for Phil & Don, starting with All I Have to Do Is Dream back in week #1.

Also dropping out are:

He’s a Rebel by the Crystals

Be My Baby, a former #1 for the Ronettes,

Shop Around, a #4 hit for the Miracles, and

Another Motown hit, Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes, which reached #8.

Speaking of the Crystals and the Ronettes, our trivia question this week is: ???

Which musical featured characters named Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon? :confused:

I’ll give you an opportunity to answer that on your own after the show; if noone gets it, I’ll post the answer when next week’s 40 opens.

Now on with the countdown!

There are 5 brand new songs in the countdown this week; the first time that has happened since week #9 (I Put a Spell on You, The Twist, Do You Love Me, My Boyfriend’s Back, and Sealed with a Kiss).

Leading off at #40 is Raindrops by Dee Clark

Next is 1 of 2 songs by the Drifters in our countdown. Save the Last Dance for Me is already in our countdown, slipping a notch to #25. And this week, it is joined at #39 by There Goes My Baby. The Drifters first appeared in our chart in week #3 with Up on the Roof, and haven’t missed a chart since.

At #38 is another newcomer to our chart, Barbara Lynn with You’ll Lose a Good Thing.

At #31 is the first hit for Shelley Faberes, Johnny Angel.

And at #29, another veteran returns to our chart, Roy Orbison, with Blue Bayou. Orbison had a #1 with Crying and also hit #13 with Only the Lonely.

Now it’s time for our movers and shakers. 2 songs each gain 9 spots this week:

Long Tall Sally by Little Richard moves from #26 to #17

And moving into the top 10 with a climb from #18 to #9 is 16 Candles by the Crests.

Our biggest mover this week also enters the top 10:

Then He Kissed Me by the Crystals shoots up 12 positions, from #20 to #8.

The only other song to enter the top 10 this week is a returnee to the top 10:

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka, which had previously reached #10, rebounds after dropping to #12 and regains the #10 slot.

Now it’s time for our GO-40 extra. 40 years ago, this week, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first persons to walk on the moon. As a tribute to all those involved in space exploration who have shown “the right stuffâ€, here is an interview with a true pioneer from the fledgling days of space travel.

Now, we’re ready for the top 3:

Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton falls to #3 after a single week in the #1 spot.

:elvis: holds steady at #2 with Little Sister.

And that brings us to another new #1 song on Golden Oldies Top 40:

:drummer:

Runaround Sue by Dion.

There you have it: this week’s edition of Golden Oldies top 40. On behalf of everyone at “mission control†here at songfacts.com, keep your head in the stars :stars: and keep reaching for the ground :doh: .

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I think you might be born to cry, Elena. :)

And how about CeeJay's question* ? It was made into a Movie in 1960 (in 2 days), and became a bit of a 'cult classic'. I'll bet most of you have seen the 1986 re-make !

*Which musical featured characters named Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon? :confused:

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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #24 (week commencing July 26th 2009)

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1. RUNAROUND SUE - DION

2. LITTLE SISTER - ELVIS PRESLEY

3. BLUE VELVET - BOBBY VINTON

4. STAY - MAURICE WILLIAMS & ZODIACS

5. UNCHAIN MY HEART - RAY CHARLES

6. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - JERRY LEE LEWIS

7. THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

8. THEN HE KISSED ME - CRYSTALS

9. 16 CANDLES - CRESTS

10. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO - NEIL SEDAKA

11. DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

12. GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

13. JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

14. WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

15 SEA CRUISE FRANKIE FORD

16. BLUEBERRY HILL - FATS DOMINO

17. LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

18. LOUIE LOUIE - KINGSMEN

19. TELL HIM - EXCITERS

20. HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

21. YOU DON'T OWN ME - LESLEY GORE

22. YOU’VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME - MIRACLES

23. BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O) - HARRY BELAFONTE

24. I'M READY - FATS DOMINO

25. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - DRIFTERS

26. COME GO WITH ME - DELL-VIKINGS

27. PALISADES PARK - FREDDY CANNON

28. I WALK THE LINE - JOHNNY CASH

29. BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON (NEW)

30. JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS PRESLEY

31. JOHNNY ANGEL - SHELLEY FABARES (NEW)

32. IT’S MY PARTY - LESLEY GORE

33. EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL - CONNIE FRANCIS

34. POETRY IN MOTION - JOHNNY TILLOTSON

35. LOVE POTION #9 - CLOVERS

36. SHOP AROUND p MIRACLES f. SMOKEY ROBINSON

37. CANDY GIRL - 4 SEASONS

38. YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN (NEW)

39. THERE GOES MY BABY - DRIFTERS (NEW)

40. RAINDROPS - DEE CLARK (NEW)

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Listen to/view all songs in the Golden Oldies Playlist #24

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I meant you might be "crying" about that Dion song. :)

I can't remember ever hearing it, and I wonder if it's very well known.

Don't forget to nominate Arthur Alexander this time. :headphones:

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