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Let It Be Me

+5 Blowin’ in the Wind-Peter Paul & Mary

+4 Puff the Magic Dragon-Peter Paul & Mary

+3 Fingertips (Part II)-Stevie Wonder

+2 One Fine Day-Chiffons

+1 Walk Like a Man-4 Seasons

Bye Bye Love

-5 All the Way-Frank Sinatra

-4 Cry Baby-Garnett Mimms & the Enchanters

-3 Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley

-2 Stagger Lee-Lloyd Price

-1 Take Good Care of My Baby-Bobby Vee

All I Have to Do Is Dream

+5 White Christmas-Bing Crosby

+4 The Chipmunk Song-Chipmunks

+3 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt

+2 Jingle Bell Rock-Bobby Helms

+1 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee

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My new drops:

-5 When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers

-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

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Blue Christmas is not eligible. Let me know within the next 10 hours if you want to post a replacement.

Yes, "To Know Him Is To Love Him", Teddy Bears.

And why are the last Tops at the bottom? :P

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The weather outside is frightful but inside it’s so delightful; that’s ‘cause there’s no better way to warm up than with DJ Ceejay and another Golden Oldies Top 40 countdown. Coming up this week … not 1 … not 2 … but 3 holiday classics join our hit parade. But first, let’s recap last week’s action, when Gene Pitney showed no pity and took over this town as Town Without Pity knocked out Bobby Vinton’s Blue on Blue from the #1 spot. Will Gene Pitney rock this town again this week? We’ll find out a little later.

3 songs drop out this week:

Happy Happy Birthday Baby blows out the candles this week after an 8-week long celebration.

Ebony Eyes by the Everly Brothers fades to black after 2 weeks on the chart.

And Finger Poppin’ Time gets the finger this week after popping in for 1 lone week at #39.

The first of 3 new songs this week is a perennial holiday classic, first featured in the movie Holiday Inn back in 1942. Making his 1st Go-40 appearance at #36 is Bing Crosby with White Christmas. Joining “der Bingle†are these songs from #31 to #40 (the number of weeks on the chart is in parentheses):

TW 31 LW 35 (7) DUKE OF EARL GENE CHANDLER

TW 32 LW 31 (12) BONY MORONIE LARRY WILLIAMS

TW 33 LW 23 (14) BO DIDDLEY BO DIDDLEY

TW 34 LW 30 (17) SPANISH HARLEM BEN E.KING

TW 35 LW 29 (3) WHEN WILL I BE LOVED EVERLY BROS

TW 36 NEW WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY

TW 37 LW 25 (12) CRY BABY GARNET MIMMS & ENCHANTERS

TW 38 LW 40 (9) SINGING THE BLUES GUY MITCHELL

TW 39 LW 33 (15)HITCH HIKE MARVIN GAYE

TW 40 LW 36 (17) CHAIN GANG SAM COOKE

Two other holiday songs debut in the countdown this week – both by artists who have another song in our countdown. At #28, Bobby Helms rocks into the countdown with Jingle Bell Rock. We’ll see him a little later in the countdown with My Special Angel. And the highest debut this week is by Brenda Lee, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, at #26. We’ll also hear from her a little later. And the biggest mover in the countdown this week, moving up 11 notches from #34 to #23, is He’s So Fine by the Chiffons. The Chiffons are also in the chart with One Fine Day. Here are the songs from #21 to #30:

TW 21 LW 17 (12) STAGGER LEE LLOYD PRICE

TW 22 LW 21 (5) YOU CAN’T CATCH ME CHUCK BERRY

TW 23 LW 34 (6) HE’S SO FINE CHIFFONS

TW 24 LW 28 (7) RAMBLIN' ROSE NAT 'KING' COLE

TW 25 LW 32 (10) TOO YOUNG NAT 'KING' COLE

TW 26 NEW ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRENDA LEE

TW 27 LW 24 (7)GREENFIELDS BROTHERS FOUR

TW 28 NEW JINGLE BELL ROCK BOBBY HELMS

TW 29 LW 22 (8) WITCH DOCTOR DAVID SEVILLE

TW 30 LW 26 (13) TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY BOBBY VEE

We’ve reached the halfway point. We’ll get to the top 20 in just a bit.

Welcome back to Golden Oldies Top 40. We’ve already seen Brenda Lee’s newest hit; her biggest hit to date climbs 10 spots this week, from #27 to #17, I’m Sorry. Del Shannon keeps sniffing at the top 10, still at #11 with Keep Searchin’, followed by Dave Brubeck with Take Five and the Chiffons with One Fine Day. The rest of #11 to #20:

TW 11 LW 11 (6) KEEP SEARCHIN' DEL SHANNON

TW 12 LW 14 (4) TAKE FIVE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET

TW 13 LW 16 (8) ONE FINE DAY CHIFFONS

TW 14 LW 12 (11) MY SPECIAL ANGEL BOBBY HELMS

TW 15 LW 13 (10) DEEP PURPLE NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS

TW 16 LW 18 (7) WHERE THE BOYS ARE CONNIE FRANCIS

TW 17 LW 27 (6) I’M SORRY BRENDA LEE

TW 18 LW 15 (8) TWO FACES HAVE I LOU CHRISTIE

TW 19 LW 20 (3) IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE CONWAY TWITTY

TW 20 LW 19 (9) WALK LIKE A MAN 4 SEASONS

That leaves us with the top 10. There are no new songs in the top 10 this week, with very little movement in #6 through #10:

TW 6 LW 4 (12) THE WANDERER DION

TW 7 LW 7 (12) ALL THE WAY FRANK SINATRA

TW 8 LW 6 (11) SILHOUETTES RAYS

TW 9 LW 10 (5) FINGERTIPS (PART II) STEVIE WONDER

TW10LW 8 (11) PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON PETER, PAUL&MARY

Now for the top 5:

Lesley Gore reaches the top 5 for the third straight time, up from #9 to #5 with Judy’s Turn to Cry.

TW 5 LW 9 (8) JUDY'S TURN TO CRY LESLEY GORE

Ricky Nelson with Poor Little Fool and Bobby Vinton with Blue on Blue each slide down 1 position this week:

TW 3 LW 2 (10) BLUE ON BLUE BOBBY VINTON

TW 4 LW 3 (9) POOR LITTLE FOOL RICKY NELSON

That gets us to the top 2. At #2 is the highest charting song for Peter Paul & Mary, a song written by Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind.

TW 2 LW 5 (11) BLOWIN' IN THE WIND PETER, PAUL & MARY

And still at #1 for the 2nd week:

:drummer:

TW 1 LW 1 (6) TOWN WITHOUT PITY GENE PITNEY

That “raps†up another Golden Oldies Top 40. Until next week, keep your head in the stars :stars: and keep reaching for the ground.

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