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WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #31. :)

All members of Songfacts are most welcome to vote and help create next week's Top 40. Don't be shy. It may look a little complicated, but it's not really. You don't have to be an 'oldie' - just someone who appreciates this kind of music.

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Eligibility of songs:

* U.S. Charted Pop AND R&B Singles of the 1950s+ era, but not charted after 1963.

* No Album Only Tracks or Uncharted B Sides.

* U.S. Chart Links may be found for on Songfacts' Main Index page, where there are alphabetical links to many songs, either by Title or Artist. If your songs aren't there, you could use Google/Wikipedia - or PT OLD55 if in doubt.

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IT'S EASY !!! Allot your points in 3 sections:

PART A: 5 Existing songs in Top 40 #30 (below) you'd like to advance:

(Plus) +5, +4, +3, +2, +1.

PART B: 5 Existing songs in Top 40 #30 (below) you don't really care for, or you think could make way for other New songs.:

(Minus) -5, -4, -3, -2, -1.

PART C: 5 New Songs you'd like to see in the next Top 40:

(Plus) *5, +4, +3, +2, +1.

Please note that these may be duplicated on a number of Lists - you can go along with others to support songs you like. It's best to do that if you vote later.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN ! :)

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GOLDEN OLDIES TOP 40 #30 (week commencing September 6th 2009)

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1. 16 CANDLES - CRESTS

2. CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

3. SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

4. THEN HE KISSED ME - CRYSTALS

5. STAY - MAURICE WILLIAMS & ZODIACS

6. SURFER GIRL - BEACH BOYS

7. GREEN ONIONS (I) - BOOKER T. & MG'S

8. LITTLE SISTER - ELVIS PRESLEY

9. CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE

10. AT LAST - ETTA JAMES

11. KANSAS CITY WILBERT HARRISON

12. WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

13. LONG TALL SALLY - LITTLE RICHARD

14. RAINDROPS - DEE CLARK

15. HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

16. BLUEBERRY HILL - FATS DOMINO

17. HITCH HIKE - MARVIN GAYE

18. RUNAROUND SUE - DION

19. THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

20. GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

21. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - JERRY LEE LEWIS

22. CRY ME A RIVER - JULIE LONDON

23. SURFIN' SAFARI - BEACH BOYS

24. SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - DRIFTERS

25. SURF CITY - JAN & DEAN

26. LA BAMBA - RITCHIE VALENS

27. THERE GOES MY BABY - DRIFTERS

28. PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - CURTIS LEE

29. JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

30. BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

31. MOON RIVER - HENRY MANCINI & ORCHESTRA

32. BACK IN THE U.S.A. - CHUCK BERRY

33. YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

34. BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY (NEW)

35. PEGGY SUE - BUDDY HOLLY

36. EL PASO - MARTY ROBBINS (RE-ENTRY)

37. UNCHAIN MY HEART - RAY CHARLES

38. LONELY TEARDROPS - JACKIE WILSON (RE-ENTRY)

39. CRYING IN THE RAIN - EVERLY BROTHERS (NEW)

40. SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL - BIG JOE TURNER

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I'm doing a Pink Floyd theme this week, and the section headers are linked so you can check out some new songs!

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

+5 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

+4 At Last - Etta James

+3 Moon River - Henry Mancini

+2 Just One Look - Doris Troy (who was one of the backing vocalists featured on Dark Side Of The Moon!)

+1 Crying In The Rain - The Everly Brothers

Burning Bridges

-5 Shake, Rattle and Roll - Big Joe Turner

-4 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

-3 Back In The USA - Chuck Berry

-2 Get A Job - The Silhouettes

-1 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

Let There Be More Light

+5 All The Way - Frank Sinatra

+4 Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith

+3 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers

+2 Personality - Lloyd Price

+1 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell

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Thanks Pink. :) A Stones' theme next week ?

Sure! I was actually listening to the Floyd when I started typing up that post and figured, why not?

Personally, I think you'll like Pink Floyd, if you're not already a fan. They did a little something for everyone.

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Up

5 AT LAST - ETTA JAMES

4 KANSAS CITY WILBERT HARRISON

3 BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY

2 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

1 SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

Down

5 UNCHAIN MY HEART - RAY CHARLES

4 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

3 THERE GOES MY BABY - DRIFTERS

2 GET A JOB - SILHOUETTES

1 RAINDROPS - DEE CLARK

Should Be

5 It's Late ~ Ricky Nelson

4 Every Beat Of My Heart ~ Gladys Knight and the Pips

3 Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics...I love this one!

2 All The Way - Frank Sinatra

1 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' ~ Johnny Tillotson

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Pink, we were raising/having Kids when those Super Groups of the 70s were big. Also we didn't have FM radio in Australia then, and most of the AM plays were under 3 minutes. That ruled out most Floyd and Led Zep, etc. songs.

:)

Here's Mine:

UP - Top Of The World

+5 Cry To Me - Solomon Burke

+4 16 Candles - Crests

+3 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke

+2 Raindrops - Dee Clark

+1 Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee

DOWN - Goodbye To Love

-5 Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis

-4 Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles

-3 Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters

-2 Just One Look - Doris Troy

-1 You'll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn

NEW - We've Only Just Begun

+5 Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics ... Me too !

+4 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

+3 It's Late - Ricky Nelson

+2 Personality - Lloyd Price

+1 Running Scared - Roy Orbison

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Goin’ down under for this week’s theme, mate:

I Need You Tonight

+5 Spanish Harlem-Ben E King

+4 Surfer Girl-Beach Boys

+3 Chain Gang-Sam Cooke

+2 Crying in the Rain-Everly Brothers

+1 Surf City-Jan & Dean

Disappear

-5 Cry to Me-Solomon Burke

-4 Cry Me a River-Julie London

-3 Pretty Little Angel Eyes-Curtis Lee

-2 Moon River-Henry Mancini

-1 You’ll Lose a Good Thing-Barbara Lynn

New Sensation

+5 Running Scared-Roy Orbison

+4 Our Day Will Come-Ruby & the Romantics

+3 Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)-Allan Sherman

+2 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland

+1 Splish Splash-Bobby Darin

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A.

+5 BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY

+4 HITCH HIKE - MARVIN GAYE

+3 UNCHAIN MY HEART - RAY CHARLES

+2 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING - BARBARA LYNN

+1 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

B.

-5 SURFER GIRL - BEACH BOYS

-4 MOON RIVER - HENRY MANCINI & ORCHESTRA

-3 SURFIN' SAFARI - BEACH BOYS

-2 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

-1 BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

C.

+5> LINDA LU - RAY SHARPE ('58)

+4> STAGGER LEE - LLOYD PRICE ('59)

+3> RUBY BABY - DION ('62)

+2> FINGER POPPIN' TIME - HANK BALLARD & MIDNIGHTERS ('60)

+1> LET'S DANCE - CHRIS MONTEZ ('62)

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+5 CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

+4 CRY ME A RIVER - JULIE LONDON

+3 HITCH HIKE - MARVIN GAYE

+2 THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

+1 CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE

Down

-5 LA BAMBA - RITCHIE VALENS

-4 MOON RIVER - HENRY MANCINI & ORCHESTRA

-3 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

-2 PEGGY SUE - BUDDY HOLLY

-1 BLUEBERRY HILL - FATS DOMINO

Should Be There...

+5 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

+4 Love Letters - Ketty Lester

+3 Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters

+2 Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson

+1 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

:)

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Heading up…

+5 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

+4 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

+3 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

+2 Get a Job - Silhouettes

+1 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino

Heading down…

-5 Surf City - Jan & Dean

-4 Little Sister - Elvis Presley

-3 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

-2 Surfer Girl - Beach Boys

-1 Chain Gang - Sam Cooke

Heading in…

+5 Cathy's Clown--The Everly Brothers

+4 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee

+3 Honeycomb--Jimmie Rodgers

+2 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes--Bobby Vee

+1 Since I Don't Have You--The Skyliners

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+5 - Cry To Me - Solomom Burke

+4 - Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye

+3 - Raindrops - Dee Clark

+2 - Back In The USA - Chuck Berry

+1 - El Paso - Marty Robbins

Down

-5 - Get A Job - Silhouettes

-4 - Little Sister - Elvis

-3 - The End Of The World - Skeeter

-2 - Surf City - Jan & Dean

-1 - Cry Me a River - Julie London

Should Be

+5 - Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners

+4 - Gypsy Woman - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions

+3 - Bongo Rock - Preston Epps

+2 - Monkey Time - Major Lance

+1 I Gotta Know - Wanda Jackson

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Plus..Move em up!

+5 Crying In The Rain - The Everly Brothers

+4 Surfer Girl-Beach Boys

+3 THE END OF THE WORLD - SKEETER DAVIS

+2 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

+1 El Paso - Marty Robbins

Minus..Move em down

-5 Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson

-4 PEGGY SUE - BUDDY HOLLY

-3 Moon River-Henry Mancini

-2 Cry Me a River - Julie London

-1 Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis Show

Should Be On There...

+5 Running Scared - Roy Orbison

+4 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers

+3 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland

+2 Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)-Allan Sherman

+1 Cathy's Clown--The Everly Brothers

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Should Be There...

+5 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

+4 Love Letters - Ketty Lester

+3 Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters

+2 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee

+1 All The Way - Frank Sinatra

Sorry, Darryl... I just found out now... I fixed it...

I promise I'll have more time next week (well, I hope so...)

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^5 LA BAMBA - RITCHIE VALENS

^4 SPANISH HARLEM - BEN E.KING

^3 CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE

^2 GREEN ONIONS - BOOKER T. & MG'S

^1 BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY

-5 JUST ONE LOOK - DORIS TROY

-4 HELLO MARY LOU - RICKY NELSON

-3 BLUE BAYOU - ROY ORBISON

-2 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE - JOHNNY OTIS SHOW

-1 RUNAROUND SUE - DION

+5 Splish Splash-Bobby Darin

+4 Surfin' Bird - Trashmen

+3 Every Beat Of My Heart ~ Gladys Knight and the Pips

+2 Tutti Fruiti - Little Richard

+1 Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland

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Thanks for voting Kenne. :)

Something's bothering me, so I want to run it by you. :P

It's about re-nominating songs that have already been in the Top 40 before. So far, the songs that have made Re-Entries have been ones that were only moderately successful first time around, i.e. didn't reach a high position or weren't in for long.

There's a couple re-nominated this time that definitely don't fit that description.

Since I Don't Have You was in the Chart for 17 weeks and reached #10.

Cathy's Clown was in the Chart for 16 weeks and also reached #10.

I don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, or make any more rules, but I think we could truthfully say that both of those songs have already had their opportunity.

In the circumstances, I propose to exclude these two songs, and invite anyone who voted for them to please give replacements. I hope you'll think that's fair.

I intend to update Every Song That's Made The GO Top 40 with Highest Chart Position reached and Total Weeks In for each song when I get the time. Maybe I could call on CeeJay to assist (?), as he is the Master Statisticion. He's helped me out before with some details behind the scenes, for which I'm very grateful.

Goodnight All. :)

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WHEN HAVE SONGS RE-ENTERED THE BILLBOARD SINGLES CHARTS ?

After Michael Jackson's death, a flood of his singles re-entered.

Chubby Checker's THE TWIST was #1 in 1960, and again in 1962 when the Twist dance craze was at it's peak.

The 4 Seasons' DECEMBER,1963 was #1 in 1975 and charted for a further 27 weeks when re-released in 1994 (a ReMix).

The Righteous Brothers' UNCHAINED MELODY was #4 in 1965, and that original version recharted for another 19 weeks in 1990 after being featured in the Movie 'Ghost'.

Queen's massive worldwide Hit BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY recharted at #2 in 1992, following Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, and being featured in the Movie 'Wayne's World'.

Some songs have recharted after being featured in TV Commercials !

I'm sure there's others you can think of too !

:)

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Well, it's been over 13 hours since I made the Post about excluding the re-nominations of songs that have previously met with success in our Top 40.

I don't want to force my will upon you, so if anyone strongly disagrees with that, please either make a Post or PT me. Don't just go away - mad or otherwise. ;)

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I personally don't have a problem with excluding them. I think seeing what kinds of new songs people can find and nominate are more interesting than songs that have already made it as high as say #10 at the least.

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There's a couple re-nominated this time that definitely don't fit that description.

Since I Don't Have You was in the Chart for 17 weeks and reached #10.

Cathy's Clown was in the Chart for 16 weeks and also reached #10.

I don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, or make any more rules, but I think we could truthfully say that both of those songs have already had their opportunity.

In the circumstances, I propose to exclude these two songs, and invite anyone who voted for them to please give replacements. I hope you'll think that's fair.

What would be the criteria for excluding a song from re-entry? Could there be a formula for number of weeks and/or highest position?

It seems to me, this would get very complicated, especially if the GO Top 40 continues on for years & years.

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I often seem to be a devil's advocate, but I would object to disqualifying re-entries of prior top 10's. First of all, we are dealing with a very limited period of potential nominees (14 years from 1950-1963, but most of them in a 9-year span from 1955-1963). If we start excluding former successes, we run the risk of running out of good songs to nominate very quickly. Secondly, it's very undemocratic -- if the voters don't want re-entries, all they have to do is not vote them in. Third, as a practical matter, it's just a pain to keep track of. Former #1's are highlighted in red, but TT's are not, and it would require looking back at all the old charts to see if a song is eligible. I'll know a lot from doing my "raps", but it's hard to keep track of after 31 charts; after 100, it would be impossible. And finally, we've already had a top 10 re-enter and noone said "boo"! Jailhouse Rock by Elvis was #6 on the very first chart, then re-entered in week #21. Betcha didn't know that. ;)

And as for Billboard Hot 100 reentries:

4 songs hit the top 10 in 2 separate chart runs with the same recording:

As you mentioned:

The Twist by Chubby Checker (the only 2 time #1), and

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen,

and also:

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Cryptkickers, #1 in 1962 and #10 in 1973, and

Stand by Me by Ben E. King, #4 in 1961 and #9 in 1986.

Other notable songs which hit the top 10 then recharted in the top 40 include:

(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets, #1 in 1955, recharted in 1974,

Surfin' U.S.A. by the Beach Boys, #3 in 1963, then recharted in 1974,

Twist and Shout by the Beatles, #2 in 1963, then recharted in 1986

And then of course, there's the granddaddy of all re-entries ... 1st recorded in 1942, and a chart entry in each of 20 different years:

White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

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