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Golden Oldies Top 40 #43

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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 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 Cyberjudge if in doubt.

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IT'S EASY Allot your points in 3 sections:

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

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

PART B: 5 Existing songs in Top 40 #40 (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 !

TOP 40 #43 (week commencing 30 November, 2009)

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W 1 LW 3 TOWN WITHOUT PITY GENE PITNEY

TW 2 LW 1 BLUE ON BLUE BOBBY VINTON

TW 3 LW 2 POOR LITTLE FOOL RICKY NELSON

TW 4 LW 4 THE WANDERER DION

TW 5 LW 5 BLOWIN' IN THE WIND PETER, PAUL & MARY

TW 6 LW 6 SILHOUETTES RAYS

TW 8 LW 7 PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON PETER, PAUL&MARY

TW 7 LW 8 ALL THE WAY FRANK SINATRA

TW 9 LW 9 JUDY'S TURN TO CRY LESLEY GORE

TW10 LW13 FINGERTIPS (PART II) STEVIE WONDER

TW11 LW20 KEEP SEARCHIN' DEL SHANNON

TW12 LW10 MY SPECIAL ANGEL BOBBY HELMS

TW13 LW11 DEEP PURPLE NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS

TW14 LW21 TAKE FIVE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

TW15 LW12 TWO FACES HAVE I LOU CHRISTIE

TW16 LW18 ONE FINE DAY CHIFFONS

TW17 LW19 STAGGER LEE LLOYD PRICE

TW18 LW27 WHERE THE BOYS ARE CONNIE FRANCIS

TW19 LW20 WALK LIKE A MAN 4 SEASONS

TW20 LW34 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE CONWAY TWITTY

TW21 LW23 YOU CAN’T CATCH ME CHUCK BERRY

TW22 LW16 WITCH DOCTOR DAVID SEVILLE

TW23 LW17 BO DIDDLEY BO DIDDLEY

TW24 LW25 GREENFIELDS BROTHERS FOUR

TW25 LW15 CRY BABY GARNET MIMMS & ENCHANTERS

TW26 LW22 TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY BOBBY VEE

TW27 LW36 I’M SORRY BRENDA LEE

TW28 LW31 RAMBLIN' ROSE NAT 'KING' COLE

TW29 LW32 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED EVERLY BROS

TW30 LW24 SPANISH HARLEM BEN E.KING

TW31 LW28 BONY MORONIE LARRY WILLIAMS

TW32 LW35 TOO YOUNG NAT 'KING' COLE

TW33 LW26 HITCH HIKE MARVIN GAYE

TW34 LW37 HE’S SO FINE CHIFFONS

TW35 LW29 DUKE OF EARL GENE CHANDLER

TW36 LW30 CHAIN GANG SAM COOKE

TW37 LW33 HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY TUNE WEAVERS

TW38 LW39 EBONY EYES EVERLY BROTHERS

TW 39 NEW FINGER POPPIN TIME HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS

TW40 NEW SINGING THE BLUES GUY MITCHELL

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^5 WHERE THE BOYS ARE CONNIE FRANCI

^4 FINGERTIPS (PART II) STEVIE WONDER

^3 JUDY'S TURN TO CRY LESLEY GORE

^2 THE WANDERER DION

^1 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE - CONWAY TWITTY

-5 Walk like a Man - 4 Seasons

-4 Bony Maronie - Larry Williams

-3 Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie

-2 Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler

-1 Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee

+5 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms link

+4 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love link

+3 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee link

+2 Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley link

+1 White Christmas - Drifters link

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+5 All The Way - Frank Sinatra

+4 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell

+3 Blue on Blue - Bobby Vinton

+2 Too Young - Nat King Cole

+1 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King

-5 Monster Mash - Boris Pickett

-4 Happy Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers

-3 Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers

-2 Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye

-1 Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee

+5 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

+4 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

+3 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

+2 The Twelfth of Never - Johnny Mathis

+1 Chances Are - Johnny Mathis

Here's a blurb on my version of White Christmas that I am nominating:

In 1942 alone, Crosby's recording spent eleven weeks on top of the Billboard charts. The original version also hit number one on the Harlem Hit Parade for three weeks[3], Crosby's first-ever appearance on the black-oriented chart. Re-released by Decca, the single returned to the #1 spot during the holiday seasons of 1945 and 1946 (on the chart dated January 4, 1947), thus becoming the only single with three separate runs at the top of the U.S. charts. The recording became a chart perennial, reappearing annually on the pop chart twenty separate times before Billboard Magazine created a distinct Christmas chart for seasonal releases.

I hope it's eligible because it's truly the best version ever recorded.

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+1 White Christmas - Drifters

I'd like to switch my +1 to Bing Crosby's version, if it's not too late.

I like both versions, I just wasn't sure if there was a preceding date limit.

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+5 Blowin in the Wind - Peter Paul & Mary

+4 All The Way - Frank Sinatra

+3 Judy's Turn To Cry - Lesley Gore

+2 Fingertips Part II - Stevie Wonder

+1 I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee

-5 Blue on Blue - Bobby Vinton

-4 Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney

-3 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

-2 Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Tune Weavers

-1 Spanish Harlem - Ben E King

5 Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como

4 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

3 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

2 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

1 Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick

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I just wasn't sure if it was eligible because it's 1940s

I know I wondered that as well, but I checked and it charted every year for 20 years after it was released, so I'm assuming that as long as it charted in the '50's it's ok?

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Up

+5 - Keep Searchin' - Del Shannon

+4 - Take Five - Brubeck

+3 - One Fine Day - Chiffons

+2 - All The Way - Frankie

+1 - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty

Down

-5 - Witch Doctor - David Seville

-4 - Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee

-3 - Greenfields - Brothers Four

-2 - Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

-1 - Rambling Rose - Nat King Cole

Should Be

+5 - White Christmas - Drifters

+4 - Rockin' Round The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

+3 - Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

+2 - Oh Tannenbaum - Nat King Cole

+1 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd

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Guess it's time for me to come back…

Up…

+5 I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee

+4 He's So Fine--Chiffons

+3 Where the Boys Are--Connie Francis

+2 Walk Like a Man--4 Seasons

+1 Duke of Earl--Gene Chandler

Down…

-5 Keep Searchin'--Del Shannon

-4 When Will I Be Loved--Everly Brothers

-3 Greenfields--Brothers Four

-2 Town without Pity--Gene Pitney

-1 The Wanderer--Dion

In…

+5 Sleigh Ride--The Ronettes

+4 Jingle Bell Rock--Bobby Helms

+3 Blue Christmas--Elvis Presley

+2 Santa Baby--Eartha Kitt

+1 The Chipmunk Song--The Chipmunks

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I just wasn't sure if it was eligible because it's 1940s

I'll accept White Christmas by Bing Crosby because it charted in separate chart runs multiple times between 1950 and 1963. :) White Christmas by the Drifters is also eligible. :)

However, there are several nominees which will have to be replaced because they did not chart as US singles: :(

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)-Darlene Love

Oh Tannenbaum - Nat King Cole

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Perry Como

Sleigh Ride-Ronettes

Blue Christmas - :elvis: (recorded in 1957 but not released as a single until December 1964, when it hit #1 on Billboard's Christmas chart, but did not chart on the Hot 100).

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+5 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE CONWAY TWITTY

+4 JUDY'S TURN TO CRY LESLEY GORE

+3 WHERE THE BOYS ARE CONNIE FRANCIS

+2 FINGER POPPIN TIME HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS

+1 SINGING THE BLUES GUY MITCHELL

-5 PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON PETER, PAUL&MARY

-4 BLOWIN' IN THE WIND PETER, PAUL & MARY

-3 THE WANDERER DION

-2 STAGGER LEE LLOYD PRICE

-1 TOO YOUNG NAT 'KING' COLE

+5 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

+4 Rockin' Round The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

+3 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

+2 Chances Are - Johnny Mathis

+1 Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks

I've replaced Blue Christmas with The Chipmunk Song

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owever, there are several nominees which will have to be replaced because they did not chart as US singles

A song has to chart to be eligible?

My new order of hopefuls

+5 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms link

+4 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee link

+3 Chipmunk Song - Chipmunks

+2 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

+1 White Christmas - Drifters link

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+5 Judy's Turn To Cry

+4 I'm Sorry

+3 One Fine Day

+2 Walk Like A Man

+1 It's Only Make Believe

-5 Hitch Hike

-4 Chain Gang

-3 Cry Baby

-2 Take Five

-1 Witch Doctor

New

+5 Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

+4 The Chipmunk song

+3 Jingle Bell Rock

+2 Santa Baby

+1 White Christmas - bing

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OK then…

+5 Sleigh Ride--The Ronettes Jingle Bell Rock--Bobby Helms

+4 Santa Baby--Eartha Kitt

+3 Blue Christmas--Elvis Presley The Chipmunk Song--The Chipmunks

+2 White Christmas--The Drifters (this song is the favorite of a local sportswriter, who wondered why radio stations don't play enough Christmas music, and if they did, they never played this song, his favorite!)

+1 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree--Brenda Lee

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The changes...

5 White Christmas - Bing Crosby

4 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

3 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

2 Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick

1 The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks

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Thank you, cyber...

Is it me, is it my computer? I cannot find the Tops # 41 and 42...

Up...

+ 5 TAKE FIVE - DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

+4 I’M SORRY - BRENDA LEE

+3 EBONY EYES - EVERLY BROTHERS

+2 SILHOUETTES - RAYS

+1 KEEP SEARCHIN' - DEL SHANNON

Down...

-5 CRY BABY - GARNET MIMMS & ENCHANTERS

-4 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE - CONWAY TWITTY

-3 WITCH DOCTOR - DAVID SEVILLE

-2 THE WANDERER - DION

-1 WALK LIKE A MAN - 4 SEASONS

Should be there...

+5 Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick

+4 Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

+3 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

+2 You Better Move On - A. Alexander

+1 Hurt - Timi Yuro

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