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Thanks for your thoughts Ian, Ray and Chutz. Marty Robbins is (was)my favourite country singer too. He and Johnny Cash are the only ones whose albums I had ! We especially loved his late 50s songs here in Australia. A White Sport Coat was #1, She Was Only Seventeen #2, and The Story Of My Life and Just Married were both #3.

Chutz mentioned the "one song per artist". This does make it hard to choose at times. Marty was a tough one, but I did go for "wicked Felina" because of the story line and no repeat chorus/ hook as Ray pointed out. A classic that deserved its 1960 Best Country, and later Hall Of Fame, Grammys ! Ian, I managed to squeeze in the 'big three' crooners. Perry Como is my favourite.

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Here's #50 to #21.

Legend:

* after song, means song won a Grammy or Oscar, or was nominated to the Grammy and/or Rock And Roll Halls Of Fame

# after song, means it is an instrumental

(#7, 1956) song peaked at #7 in 1956

(#2, 1958/9) song entered in 1958 but peaked at #2 in 1959

21. Be-Bop-A-Lula * - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (#7, 1956)

22. Personality - Lloyd Price (#2, 1959)

23. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin (#2, 1959)

24. Donna - Ritchie Valens (#2, 1958/9)

25. You Send Me * - Sam Cooke (#1, 1957)

26. Come Go With Me * - The Dell –Vikings (#4, 1957)

27. Fever * - Peggy Lee (#8, 1958)

28. Runaround Sue * - Dion (#1, 1961)

29. Be My Baby * - The Ronettes (#2, 1963)

30. Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods (#1, 1959)

31. Party Doll * - Buddy Knox (#1, 1957)

32. Silhouettes - The Rays (#3, 1957)

33. Book Of Love * - The Monotones (#5, 1958)

34. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas (#2, 1959)

35. Little Star - The Elegants (#1, 1958)

36. Walk - Don't Run # * - The Ventures (#2, 1960)

37. Get A Job - The Silhouettes (#1, 1958)

38. Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades (#3, 1963)

39. Tequila # * - The Champs (#1, 1958)

40. Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day (#2, 1958)

41. Big Girls Don’t Cry * - The 4 Seasons (#1, 1962)

42. Do You Want To Dance - Bobby Freeman (#5, 1958)

43. Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (#1, 1960)

44. Memphis # - Lonnie Mack (#5, 1963)

45. Save The Last Dance For Me * - The Drifters (#1, 1960)

46. Pipeline # * - Chantay’s (#4, 1963)

47. Love Letters - Ketty Lester (#5, 1962)

48. Why Do Fools Fall In Love * - The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (#6, 1956)

49. I Fall To Pieces * - Patsy Cline (#12, 1961)

50. Rebel-‘Rouser # * - Duane Eddy and his ‘twangy’ guitar (#6, 1958)

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Some of my all time faves here, Darryl. Patsy Cline, Lonnie Mack, Maurice Williams and San Diego's own, The Cascades, and of course one of the best 45's ever Be My Baby. :thumbsup:

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Thanks Phil. Whatever we think of Phil Spector, he sure was a great producer. Be My Baby is certainly one of his best efforts !

Here's my #11 - 20. :headphones:

11. Long Tall Sally * - Little Richard (#6, 1956)

12. That’ll Be The Day * - The Crickets (#1, 1957)

13. All I Have To Do Is Dream * - The Everly Brothers (#1, 1958)

14. Ain’t It A Shame * - Fats Domino (#10, 1955) (Song became known as Ain't That A Shame after Pat Boone covered it as such)

15. Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson (#1, 1958)

16. Lonely Teardrops * - Jackie Wilson (#7, 1958/9)

17. Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On * - Jerry Lee Lewis (#3, 1957)

18. Last Date # * - Floyd Cramer (#2, 1960)

19. Blue Suede Shoes * - Carl Perkins (#2, 1956)

20. Summertime Blues * - Eddie Cochran (#8, 1958)

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10. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU - RAY CHARLES (#1, 1962)

I don't think too many would argue with this beautiful song being included in my Top Ten. Winner of Grammys for best R & B Record in 1962 and later nominated to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. It was the top rated song of the year, spending 5 weeks at #1 in June/July 1962. Written by Country singer/songwriter Don Gibson it was first released by him in 1958 as the 'B' side of his big Hit 'Oh Lonesome Me'.

9. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY - BOBBY VEE (#1, 1961)

I may get a few 'knockers' for placing this so high, but I loved it the first time I heard it and still do. To me it is the perfect Pop song, written by the great team of (the late) Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It spent 3 weeks at #1 in September/October 1961.

8. 16 CANDLES - THE CRESTS (#2, 1959)

What can I say ? With superb lead vocals by the great Johnny Maestro, this is the second best Doo-Wop song of all time ! It peaked at #2 in February 1959. Written by Luther Dixon and Allyson Khent. Luther Dixon co-wrote a number of other songs, notably 'Baby It's You' and 'Boys' for The Shirelles and both later covered by The Beatles.

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7. JOHNNY B. GOODE - CHUCK BERRY (#8, 1958)

Well, there was always going to be a Chuck Berry song in my Top Ten. This one gets the nod. Elected to both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame, peaking at #8 in June 1958. Written by Chuck of course; I believe he did more for early Rock'N'Roll than any other artist/songwriter - except Elvis and he never wrote any songs, despite receiving co-writing credits on some he recorded.

6. SLEEP WALK - SANTO & JOHNNY (#1, 1959)

My all time favourite Instrumental. Spent two weeks at #1 in September 1959. Covered by many other guitarists, but this is the real deal. Written by the brothers Santo and Johnny Farina and their Mother, Ann.

5. CRYING - ROY ORBISON (#2, 1961)

I'm trying to think of suitable superlatives to describe this man with the amazingly multi-octave, unique voice. Nobody else could sing a sad song like him. Crying is deservedly in the Grammy Hall of Fame and peaked at #2 in October 1961. Written, as were so many other great songs, by Roy himself.

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10. I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU - RAY CHARLES (#1, 1962)

I don't think too many would argue with this beautiful song being included in my Top Ten. Winner of Grammys for best R & B Record in 1962 and later nominated to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. It was the top rated song of the year, spending 5 weeks at #1 in June/July 1962. Written by Country singer/songwriter Don Gibson it was first released by him in 1958 as the 'B' side of his big Hit 'Oh Lonesome Me'.

I'm not surprised at all to see "the Genius" in the top 10. But for me, the first song I associate with Ray Charles is his version of Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind" (#1, 1960). (And on that note, an R.I.P. to Meshach Taylor of "Designing Women", which used "Georgia" as its theme song.)

Of course, all of these are subjective and that's what makes this fun.

Edited by Guest

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I'm glad to see both Chuck and Roy in the top 10. If Elvis was "The King" of rock and roll, Chuck Berry was "The Crown Prince". He has written so many great tunes, I would have had a very difficult time picking just one. Good choice though Darryl. As for Roy Orbison, he did have a wonderfully distinctive voice and Cryin' dislays it to great effect.

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Thanks for your thoughtful comments Jeff and Ian. :thumbsup:

Here's my #s 2,3 and 4.

4. THE GREAT PRETENDER - THE PLATTERS ( #1, 1956)

My choice for the greatest Doo-Wop / R & B song of all time. This film clip is from the 1956 Movie "Rock Around The Clock" which had Alan Freed getting the 'pro Rock 'N' Roll - let the kids have fun' message across + some great music.

It was written by their Manager Buck Ram - a white man managing a 'black' group, but he didn't exploit them as some others in the Industry did with their charges. He also co-wrote Only You and other hits for them. The Group revolved around Tony Williams and his soaring tenor voice. Funny, when he went solo in 1959 he never had another hit ! The song was #1 for 2 weeks in February 1956 and was later elected to both the Grammy and Rock And Roll Halls of Fame.

3. DON'T BE CRUEL - ELVIS PRESLEY (#1, 1956)

Backed with 'Hound Dog' this was the most successful of Elvis' records, spending 11 weeks at #1 in August to October 1956. Both songs were elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Don't Be Cruel has always been my favourite Elvis song. Written by a young Otis Blackwell, Elvis was credited as co-writer. :smirk: Don't mention The Colonel.

However, Elvis was.....THE KING !

2. RUNAWAY - DEL SHANNON (#1, 1961)

Why is this song so infectious ??? I never tire of listening to it. It was going to be my #1, but sentiment took over. This magnificent song was #1 for 4 weeks in April/May 1961 and elected to both the Grammy and Rock And Roll Halls of Fame. Co-written by Del and Max Crook. The Perfect, perfect Pop song.

A live version 'bubbled under' at #112 in 1967, and it enjoyed further popularity when a 'modified' version of it was used as the Theme Song in the TV series "Crime Story" (1986-88).

I'll bet you can guess what my #1 will be now !

(888 Views ! Many of my Asian friends would consider that extremely Lucky. I'll put our Lotto entry in tomorrow).

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Thanks Ray. :headphones:

What do you think of my #1 ???

1. (WE'RE GONNA) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS (#1, 1955)

The song that started it all. Who would have thought that this slightly chubby with a receding hairline, 30 year old, Country singer and his Band would produce the song which is generally regarded as the birth of the Rock and Roll era ? (Taken from 9th July 1955 when it reached #1 on Billboard's Best Seller Chart, and stayed on Top for 8 weeks). Inducted into both the Grammy and Rock And Roll Halls of Fame. Written by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman.

The version I've got linked is from the Movie "Rock Around The Clock" and is slightly different to the original, which was first released as a 'B' side in 1954 with moderate success. It was only after the song was featured in the movie "The Blackboard Jungle" that it started to take off.

'Children under 16' were restricted from seeing the Movie. I was 14 and big for my age, so I got in to see it. No I'Ds in 1955.

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Definitely a deserving tune! Alot of bands used that song as a cookie cutter for their own sound. I really can't argue about the top ten... other than Elvis being rated so high.

I understand that he had several hits, girls swooned in his presence and sold a gazillion records, but Justin Beiber is doing the same thing and I severely want him to just die already! :jester:

Overall: fantastic list! :bow:

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Ray, I think you had to be there. Elvis was a phenomenon. I tried to be a cross between him and James Dean. :D Thanks for your kind words. :)

AND HAPPY 4TH JULY TO ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS. :thumbsup:

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Just teasing Golen Oldie! For me I liked the young "spunky" Elvis. He was a tour-de-force for sure and made people take notice. I just didn't care for his later works. Just my opinion, but as I said earlier: it's a fantastic list :grin: :thumbsup:

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OLD 55's ONE SONG PER ARTIST TOP 500 1955 - 1963

Legend:

# after song, means it is an instrumental

* after song, means song won a Grammy or Oscar, or was nominated to the Grammy and/or Rock And Roll Halls Of Fame

(#1, 1955) song peaked at #1 in 1955

(#7, 1958/9) song entered in 1958 but peaked at #7 in 1959

1. (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK * - Bill Haley And His Comets (#1, 1955)

2. RUNAWAY * - Del Shannon (#1, 1961)

3. DON’T BE CRUEL * - Elvis Presley (#1, 1956)

4. THE GREAT PRETENDER * - The Platters (#1, 1956)

5. CRYING * - Roy Orbison (#2, 1961)

6. SLEEP WALK # - Santo & Johnny (#1, 1959)

7. JOHNNY B. GOODE * - Chuck Berry (#8, 1958)

8. 16 CANDLES - The Crests (#2, 1959)

9. TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY - Bobby Vee (#1, 1961)

10. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU * - Ray Charles (#1, 1962)

11. Long Tall Sally * - Little Richard (#6, 1956)

12. That’ll Be The Day * - The Crickets (#1, 1957)

13. All I Have To Do Is Dream * - The Everly Brothers (#1, 1958)

14. Ain’t It A Shame * - Fats Domino (#10, 1955)

15. Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson (#1, 1958)

16. Lonely Teardrops * - Jackie Wilson (#7, 1958/9)

17. Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On * - Jerry Lee Lewis (#3, 1957)

18. Last Date # * - Floyd Cramer (#2, 1960)

19. Blue Suede Shoes * - Carl Perkins (#2, 1956)

20. Summertime Blues * - Eddie Cochran (#8, 1958)

21. Be-Bop-A-Lula * - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (#7, 1956)

22. Personality - Lloyd Price (#2, 1959)

23. Dream Lover - Bobby Darin (#2, 1959)

24. Donna - Ritchie Valens (#2, 1958/9)

25. You Send Me * - Sam Cooke (#1, 1957)

26. Come Go With Me * - The Dell –Vikings (#4, 1957)

27. Fever * - Peggy Lee (#8, 1958)

28. Runaround Sue * - Dion (#1, 1961)

29. Be My Baby * - The Ronettes (#2, 1963)

30. Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods (#1, 1959)

31. Party Doll * - Buddy Knox (#1, 1957)

32. Silhouettes - The Rays (#3, 1957)

33. Book Of Love * - The Monotones (#5, 1958)

34. Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) - The Impalas (#2, 1959)

35. Little Star - The Elegants (#1, 1958)

36. Walk - Don't Run # * - The Ventures (#2, 1960)

37. Get A Job - The Silhouettes (#1, 1958)

38. Rhythm Of The Rain - The Cascades (#3, 1963)

39. Tequila # * - The Champs (#1, 1958)

40. Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day (#2, 1958)

41. Big Girls Don’t Cry * - The 4 Seasons (#1, 1962)

42. Do You Want To Dance - Bobby Freeman (#5, 1958)

43. Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (#1, 1960)

44. Memphis # - Lonnie Mack (#5, 1963)

45. Save The Last Dance For Me * - The Drifters (#1, 1960)

46. Pipeline # * - Chantay’s (#4, 1963)

47. Love Letters - Ketty Lester (#5, 1962)

48. Why Do Fools Fall In Love * - The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (#6, 1956)

49. I Fall To Pieces * - Patsy Cline (#12, 1961)

50. Rebel-‘Rouser # * - Duane Eddy and his ‘twangy’ guitar (#6, 1958)

51. Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips With The Twilights (#2, 1959)

52. Young Love - Sonny James (#1, 1956/7)

53. Green Onions # * - Booker T. & The MG’s (#3, 1962)

54. Chances Are * - Johnny Mathis (#1, 1957)

55. Raindrops - Dee Clark (#2, 1961)

56. At The Hop * - Danny & The Juniors (#1, 1957/8)

57. It’s My Party - Lesley Gore (#1, 1963)

58. Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals (#6, 1963)

59. Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (#1, 1961)

60. My Boyfriend’s Back - The Angels (#1, 1963)

61. Wheels # - The String-A-Longs (#3, 1961)

62. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards (#1, 1958)

63. The Happy Organ # - Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez (#1, 1959)

64. Will You Love Me Tomorrow * - The Shirelles (#1, 1960/1)

65. Just A Dream - Jimmy Clanton And His Rockets (#4, 1958)

66. Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (#12, 1959)

67. Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford (#14, 1959)

68. A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter (#6, 1958/9)

69. Raunchy # * - Bill Justis (#2, 1957)

70. Stand By Me * - Ben E. King (#4, 1961)

71. Telstar # - The Tornadoes (#1, 1962)

72. New Orleans - Gary (U.S.) Bonds (#6, 1960)

73. Lavender-Blue - Sammy Turner (#3, 1959)

74. Ring Of Fire * - Johnny Cash (#17, 1963)

75. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White # - Perez Prado (#1, 1955)

76. Yakety Yak * - The Coasters (#1, 1958)

77. Chantilly Lace * - Big Bopper (#6, 1958)

78. Surfin’ U.S.A. * - The Beach Boys (#3, 1963)

79. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (#1, 1962)

80. To Know Him, Is To Love Him - The Teddy Bears (#1, 1958)

81. Let The Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland (#7, 1960)

82. Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & The Imperials (#4, 1958)

83. Tragedy - Thomas Wayne With The Delons (#5, 1959)

84. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs (#1, 1963)

85. Venus - Frankie Avalon (#1, 1959)

86. Duke Of Earl * - Gene Chandler (#1, 1962)

87. The Twist * - Chubby Checker (#1, 1960 & 61/62)

88. Just Walking In The Rain - Johnnie Ray (#2, 1956)

89. Catch A Falling Star * - Perry Como (#1, 1958)

90. The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant (#1, 1956)

91. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (#1, 1958)

92. Running Bear - Johnny Preston (#1, 1959/60)

93. Diana - Paul Anka (#1, 1957)

94. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) * - The Penguins (#8, 1954/5)

95. Blue Moon * - The Marcels (#1, 1961)

96. Sixteen Tons * - Tennessee Ernie Ford (#1, 1955)

97. I Only Have Eyes For You * - The Flamingos (#11, 1959)

98. El Paso * - Marty Robbins (#1, 1959/60)

99. Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell (#1, 1956)

100. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (#1, 1961)

101. Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis (#3, 1963)

102. Handy Man - Jimmy Jones (#2, 1959/60)

103. Big Bad John * - Jimmy Dean (#1, 1961)

104. My Special Angel - Bobby Helms (#7, 1957)

105. A Theme From The Threepenny Opera ( Mack The Knife) * - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (#20, 1955)

106. Stranger On The Shore # - Mr. Acker Bilk (#1, 1962)

107. Hey Paula - Paul & Paula (#1, 1962/3)

108. Surf City * - Jan & Dean (#1, 1963)

109. Do You Love Me * - The Contours (#3, 1962)

110. So Much In Love - The Tymes (#1, 1963)

111. Bo Diddley * - Bo Diddley (#1 R&B, 1955)

112. Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton (#1, 1963)

113. The Loco-Motion * - Little Eva (#1, 1962)

114. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe (#1, 1961)

115. Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares (#1, 1962)

116. Our Day Will Come - Ruby And The Romantics (#1, 1963)

117. Banana Boat (Day-O) * - Harry Belafonte (#5, 1957)

118. Canadian Sunset # - Hugo Winterhahalter/ Eddie Heywood (#2, 1956)

119. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis (#1, 1960)

120. Deep Purple * - Nino Tempo & April Stevens (#1, 1963)

121. I’m Sorry - * Brenda Lee (#1, 1960)

122. Midnight In Moscow # - Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen (#2, 1962)

123. The Battle Of New Orleans * - Johnny Horton (#1, 1959)

124. Cry Me A River * - Julie London (#9, 1955)

125. Petite Fleur (Little Flower) # - Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (#5, 1959)

126. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka (#1, 1962)

127. The All American Boy - Bill Parsons (recording is actually by Bobby Bare) (#2, 1958/9)

128. My Heart Is An Open Book - Carl Dobkins Jr. (#3, 1959)

129. Tell Him - The Exciters (#4, 1962/3)

130. So Rare # - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (#2, 1957)

131. The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis (#2, 1963)

132. Bobby’s Girl - Marcie Blane (#3, 1962)

133. Gotta Travel On - Billy Grammer (#4, 1958/9)

134. When - Kalin Twins (#5, 1958)

135. Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels (#5, 1961)

136. Endless Sleep - Jody Reynolds (#5, 1958)

137. Dear One - Larry Finnegan (#11, 1962)

138. Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch (#4, 1963)

139. Witch Doctor - David Seville (#1, 1958)

140. Walk Right In - The Rooftop Singers (#1, 1963)

141. Love Potion No.9 * - The Clovers (#23, 1959)

142. He’s So Fine - The Chiffons (#1, 1963)

143. Rumble # * - Link Wray & His Ray Men (#16, 1958)

144. I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March (#1, 1963)

145. Kansas City * - Wilbert Harrison (#1, 1959)

146. Calcutta # - Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra (#1, 1960/1)

147. Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr (#3, 1956)

148. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles (#8, 1962/3)

149. There's A Moon Out Tonight - The Capris (#3, 1960/1)

150. If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul (#1, 1963)

151. Let's Dance - Chris Montez (#4, 1962)

152. Sheila - Tommy Roe (#1, 1962)

153. Peppermint Twist – Part 1 - Joey Dee & The Starliters (#1, 1961/2)

154. Suzie Darlin' - Robin Luke (#5, 1958)

155. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King ( #6, 1962)

156. Born Too Late - The Poni –Tails (#7, 1958)

157. The Theme From "A Summer Place" # * - Percy Faith and his Orchestra (#1, 1960)

158. Beep Beep - The Playmates (#4, 1958)

159. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) * - Doris Day (#2, 1956)

160. Little Darlin' - The Diamonds (#2, 1957)

161. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (#5, 1961)

162. It’s Just A Matter Of Time - Brook Benton (#3, 1959)

163. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing * - The Four Aces (#1, 1955)

164. From A Jack To A King - Ned Miller (#6, 1962/3)

165. Tom Dooley - * The Kingston Trio (#1, 1958)

166. Silver Threads And Golden Needles - The Springfields (#20, 1962)

167. Mockingbird - Inez Foxx with Charlie Foxx (#7, 1963)

168. Shout * - The Isley Brothers (#47, 1959)

169. Alley Cat # * - Bent Fabric and His Piano (#7, 1962)

170. Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson (#2, 1960)

171. You're The Reason - Bobby Edwards (#11, 1961)

172. Guitar Boogie Shuffle # - The Virtues (#5, 1959)

173. Moments To Remember - The Four Lads (#2, 1955)

174. Maria Elena # - Los Indios Tabajaras (#6, 1963)

175. Easier Said Than Done - The Essex (#1, 1963)

176. Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers (#1, 1962)

177. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland (#1, 1960)

178. Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie (#6, 1963)

179. Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone (#1, 1957)

180. The Fool - Sanford Clark (#7, 1956)

181. Black Denim Trousers - The Cheers (#6, 1955)

182. Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2) # * - Bill Doggett (#2, 1956)

183. I've Had It - The Bell Notes (#6, 1959)

184. Moonglow and Theme From “Picnic” # - Morris Stoloff Conducting The Columbia Pictures Orchestra (#1, 1956)

185. Denise - Randy & The Rainbows (#10, 1963)

186. The Lonely Bull # * - The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert (#6, 1962)

187. Cindy's Birthday - Johnny Crawford (#8, 1962)

188. Desafinado # * - Stan Getz/ Charlie Byrd (#15, 1962)

189. Secretly - Jimmie Rodgers (#3, 1958)

190. In The Still Of The Nite * - The Five Satins (#24, 1956)

191. Wonderland By Night # - Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra (#1, 1960/1)

192. Walking The Dog * - Rufus Thomas (#14, 1963)

193. Big Man - The Four Preps (#3, 1958)

194. The Green Door - Jim Lowe (#1, 1956)

195. Wipe Out # * - The Surfaris (#2, 1963)

196. Broken-Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan (#7, 1959)

197. Take Five # * - Dave Brubeck (#25, 1961)

198. What A Difference A Day Makes * - Dinah Washington (#8, 1960)

199. Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson (#7, 1958)

200. The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (#1, 1958)

201. Cry Baby - Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters (#4, 1963)

202. Susie-Q * - Dale Hawkins (#27, 1957)

203. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters (#5, 1961)

204. Swingin’ School - Bobby Rydell (#5, 1960)

205. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon (#3, 1962)

206. Love Is Strange * - Mickey and Sylvia (#11, 1957)

207. Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis Show (#9, 1958)

208. Tammy - Debbie Reynolds (#1, 1957)

209. Mission Bell - Donnie Brooks (#7, 1960)

210. Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond (#26, 1960)

211. Don’t You Know - Della Reese (#2, 1959)

212. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner (#4, 1961)

213. Sixteen Reasons - Connie Stevens (#3, 1960)

214. True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (#3, 1956)

215. He’s Got The Whole World (In His Hands) - Laurie London (#1, 1958)

216. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson (#5, 1961)

217. Mexico # - Bob Moore and His Orchestra (#7, 1961)

218. Sally, Go ‘Round The Roses - The Jaynetts (#2, 1963)

219. I Saw Linda Yesterday - Dickie Lee (#14, 1962/3)

220. Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles (#1, 1960)

221. Memories Are Made Of This- Dean Martin (#1, 1955/6)

222. Rock And Roll Waltz - Kay Starr (#1, 1955/6)

223. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto (#1, 1963)

224. He’ll Have To Go * - Jim Reeves (#2, 1959/60)

225. My True Story - The Jive Five (#3, 1961)

226. Please Mr.Custer - Larry Verne (#1, 1960)

227. Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters (#1, 1957/8)

228. Nel Blu Di Pinto De Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno (#1, 1958)

229. The Three Bells - The Browns (#1, 1959)

230. Quiet Village # - The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny (#4, 1959)

231. The End - Earl Grant (#7, 1958)

232. Seventeen - Boyd Bennett And His Rockets (#5, 1955)

233. Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler (#3, 1955)

234. The Poor People Of Paris # - Les Baxter, his Chorus and Orchestra (#1, 1956)

235. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler (#7, 1960)

236. Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee (#7, 1961)

237. At Last -* Etta James (#47, 1961)

238. What In The World’s Come Over You - Jack Scott (#5, 1960)

239. Melody Of Love # - Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (#2, 1954/5)

240. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale (#13, 1958 to 62)

241. Chanson D'Amour (Song Of Love) - Art & Dotty Todd (#6, 1958)

242. Hearts Of Stone - The Fontane Sisters (#1, 1954/5)

243. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca (#6, 1962)

244. Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go - Hank Ballard And The Midnighters (#6, 1960)

245. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Billy Williams (#3, 1957)

246. Asia Minor # - Kokomo (#8, 1961)

247. Sincerely * - The Moonglows (#20, 1955)

248. Paper Roses - Anita Bryant (#5, 1960)

249. Louie Louie * - The Kingsmen (#2, 1963)

250. Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris (#6, 1957)

251. Let there Be Drums # - Sandy Nelson (#7, 1961)

252. A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young with The Innocents (#3, 1960)

253. Red River Rock # - Johnny And The Hurricanes (#5, 1959)

254. Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen (#5, 1960)

255. The Stripper # - David Rose and His Orchestra (#1, 1962)

256. Rock Island Line * - Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group (#8, 1956)

257. Greenfields - The Brothers Four (#2, 1960)

258. I’m Leaving It Up to You - Dale & Grace (#1, 1963)

259. I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges (#12, 1961)

260. Western Movies - The Olympics (#8, 1958)

261. Don’t You Just Know It - Huey “Piano” Smith And The Clowns (#9, 1958)

262. Watermelon Man # * - Mongo Santamaria (#10, 1963)

263. The Wonder Of You - Ray Peterson (#25, 1959)

264. Tonight You Belong To Me - Patience & Prudence (#4, 1956)

265. Melodie D’Amour (Melody Of Love) - The Ames Brothers (#5, 1957)

266. A Blossom Fell - Nat “King” Cole (#2, 1955)

267. Tea For Two Cha Cha # - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Starring Warren Covington (#7, 1958)

268. The Mountain’s High - Dick And DeeDee (#2, 1961)

269. Mr. Bass Man - Johnny Cymbal (#17, 1963)

270. Bongo Rock # - Preston Epps (#14, 1959)

271. Two Different Worlds - Don Rondo (#11, 1956)

272. Marianne - Terry Gilkyson and The Easy Riders (#4, 1957)

273. Topsy II # - Cozy Cole (#3, 1958)

274. On The Street Where You Live - Vic Damone (#4, 1956)

275. Peter Gunn # - Ray Anthony And His Orchestra (#8, 1959)

276. You’re Sixteen - Johnny Burnette (#8, 1960)

277. Butterfly - Andy Williams (#1, 1957)

278. Party Lights - Claudine Clark (#5, 1962)

279. You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones & His Orchestra (#3, 1960)

280. Gone - Ferlin Huskey (#4, 1957)

281. Lisbon Antigua # - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (#1, 1955/6)

282. Short Shorts - Royal Teens (#3, 1958)

283. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey (#7, 1961)

284. Let Me In - The Sensations (#4, 1962)

285. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers (#5, 1957)

286. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke (#24, 1961)

287. Moon River # * - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra (#11, 1961)

288. Black Slacks - Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones (#17, 1957)

289. Image Of A Girl - The Safaris (#6, 1960)

290. Mr. Sandman * - The Chordettes (#1, 1954)

291. Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites (#2, 1961)

292. You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles (#3, 1963)

293. Bony Moronie * - Larry Williams (#14, 1957)

294. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (#12, 1956)

295. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) - Barbara George (#3, 1961/2)

296. Money (That’s What I Want) * - Barrett Strong (#23, 1960)

297. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie - Somethin’ Smith & The Redheads (#7, 1955)

298. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right - Peter, Paul & Mary (#9, 1963)

299. Learnin’ The Blues - Frank Sinatra (#1, 1955)

300. I’ve Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott (#3, 1961)

301. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney (#4, 1962)

302. Cindy, Oh Cindy - Vince Martin With The Tarriers (#9, 1956)

303. Heat Wave * - Martha & The Vandellas (#4, 1963)

304. I Like It Like That, Part 1 - Chris Kenner (#2, 1961)

305. In The Mood # - Ernie Fields Orch. (#4, 1959)

306. Billy - Kathy Linden (#7, 1958)

307. The Longest Walk - Jaye P. Morgan (#6, 1955)

308. Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes (#6, 1957)

309. Washington Square # - The Village Stompers (#2, 1963)

310. You Cheated - The Shields (#12, 1958)

311. Percolator (Twist) # - Billy Joe & The Checkmates (#10, 1962)

312. Allegheny Moon - Patti Page (#2, 1958)

313. The Day The Rains Came - Jane Morgan (#21, 1958)

314. Miracle Of Love - Eileen Rodgers (#18, 1956)

315. Take Good Care Of Her - Adam Wade (#7, 1961)

316. Dark Moon - Gale Storm (#4, 1957)

317. Oh Julie - The Crescendos (#5, 1958)

318. Tell Him No - Travis & Bob (#8, 1959)

319. Yellow Bird # - Arthur Lyman Group (#4, 1961)

320. Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - Johnnie And Joe (#8, 1957)

321. Just One Look - Doris Troy (#10, 1963)

322. Go Away Little Girl - Steve Lawrence (#1, 1962/3)

323. What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis (#9, 1958)

324. This Time - Troy Shondell (#6, 1961)

325. Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You) - Little Caesar and The Romans (#9, 1961)

326. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (#1, 1961)

327. What’s Your Name - Don & Juan (#7, 1962)

328. You Belong To Me - The Duprees (#7, 1962)

329. You’ll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (#8, 1962)

330. Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton (#13, 1963)

331. But I Do - Clarence “Frogman” Henry (#4, 1961)

332. You Can’t Sit Down - The Dovells (#3, 1963)

333. You Got What It Takes - Marv Johnson (#10, 1959/60)

334. Manhattan Spiritual # - Reg Owen And His Orchestra (#10, 1958/9)

335. A Little Bitty Tear - Burl Ives (#9, 1961/2)

336. (Seven Little Girls) Sitting In The Back Seat - Paul Evans (#9, 1959)

337. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) - Barry Mann (#7, 1961)

338. One Summer Night - The Danleers (#7, 1958)

339. A Tear Fell - Teresa Brewer (#5, 1956)

340. Transfusion - Nervous Norvus (#8, 1956)

341. Angel Baby - Rosie & The Originals (#5, 1960/1)

342. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace (#17, 1955)

343. Maybe - The Chantels (#15, 1958)

344. With All My Heart - Jodie Sands (#15, 1957)

345. Never On Sunday # * - Don Costa And His Orchestra And Chorus (#19, 1960)

346. Boom Boom * - John Lee Hooker (#60, 1962)

347. Nut Rocker # - B.Bumble & The Stingers (#23, 1962)

348. Mama Didn’t Lie - Jan Bradley (#14, 1963)

349. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin (#7, 1958)

350. I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis (R&B #2, 1955)

351. (Down At) Papa Joe’s - The Dixiebelles (#9, 1963)

352. Tonight # - Ferrante & Teicher (#8, 1961)

353. You Don’t Know Me - Jerry Vale (#14, 1956)

354. The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues # - Moe Koffman Quartette (#23, 1958)

355. Abilene - George Hamilton IV (#15, 1963)

356. Michael - The Highwaymen (#1, 1961)

357. That Old Black Magic * - Louis Prima And Keely Smith (#18, 1958)

358. When The Boys Talk About The Girls - Valerie Carr (#19, 1958)

359. Rainbow - Russ Hamilton (#4, 1957)

360. Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) - The Crew-Cuts (#6, 1955)

361. Padre - Toni Arden (#13, 1958)

362. Corrine Corina - Big Joe Turner (#41, 1956)

363. If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez (#3, 1963)

364. Memories Of You - The Four Coins (#22, 1955)

365. You Need Hands - Eydie Gorme (#11, 1958)

366. Smoky Places - Corsairs Featuring Jay “Bird” Uzzell (#12, 1961/2)

367. My Coloring Book - Kitty Kallen (#18, 1962)

368. Tall Paul - Annette (#7, 1959)

369. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah - Bob E. Soxx And The Blue Jeans (#8, 1962/3)

370. Hard To Get - Gisele MacKenzie (#4, 1955)

371. Band Of Gold - Don Cherry (#4, 1955/6)

372. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher (#3, 1959)

373. So Fine - The Fiestas (#11, 1959)

374. Teach Me Tonight - The DeCastro Sisters (#2, 1954/5)

375. Living Doll - Cliff Richard and The Drifters (#30, 1959)

376. Our Winter Love # - Bill Pursell (#9, 1963)

377. Caribbean - Mitchell Torok (#27, 1959)

378. Mona Lisa - Carl Mann (#25, 1959)

379. The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget- The Raindrops (#17, 1963)

380. How Important Can It Be ? - Joni James (#2, 1955)

381. Clap Your Hands - The Beau-Marks (#45, 1960)

382 I Left My Heart In San Francisco * - Tony Bennett (#19, 1962)

383. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (#10, 1961)

384. A Million To One - Jimmy Charles (#5, 1960)

385. Angela Jones - Johnny Ferguson (#27, 1960)

386. Something’s Gotta Give - Sammy Davis Jr. (#9, 1955)

387. Last Night # - The Mar-Keys (#3, 1961)

388. Start Movin’ (In My Direction) Sal Mineo (#9, 1957)

389. Dungaree Doll - Eddie Fisher (#7, 1955/6)

390. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller & his Orch. And Chorus (#1, 1955)

391. I Remember You - Frank Ifield (#5, 1962)

392. Painted, Tainted Rose - Al Martino (#15, 1963)

393. Near You # - Roger Williams (#10, 1958)

394. Pride And Joy - Marvin Gaye (#10, 1963)

395. Little Band Of Gold - James Gilreath (#21, 1963)

396. She Cried - Jay & The Americans (#5, 1962)

397. The Wah Watusi - The Orlons (#2, 1962)

398. Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson (#4, 1959)

399. Hurt - Timmy Yuro (#4, 1961)

400. Pink Shoe Laces - Dodie Stevens (#3, 1959)

401. Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower) - Georgia Gibbs (#1, 1955)

402. Yakety Sax # - Boots Randolph (#35, 1963)

403. Dominique - The Singing Nun (#1, 1963)

404. Every Beat Of My Heart - The Pips (#6, 1961)

405. Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Bobby Hendricks (#25, 1958)

406. Sleep - Little Willie John (#13, 1960)

407. Baby Sittin’ Boogie - Buzz Clifford (#6, 1961)

408. A Little Bit Of Soap - The Jarmels (#12, 1961)

409. Shutters And Boards - Jerry Wallace (#24, 1962/3)

410. Let Me Go Lover - Joan Weber (#1, 1954/5)

411. Wild Weekend # - The Rebels (#8, 1962/3)

412. The Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine (#3, 1956/7)

413. Loop De Loop - Johnny Thunder (#4, 1962/3)

414. Stranded In The Jungle - The Cadets (#15, 1956)

415. I’m Available - Margie Rayburn (#9, 1957)

416. Lah De Dah - Billy & Lillie (#9, 1958)

417. Tips Of My Fingers - Roy Clark (#45, 1963)

418. (My Baby Don’t Love Me) No More - The DeJohn Sisters (#6, 1954/5)

419. More # - Kai Winding & Orchestra (#8, 1963)

420. Don’t Make Me Over * - Dionne Warwick (#21, 1962/3)

421. Walk Hand In Hand - Tony Martin (#10, 1958)

422. The Lonely Surfer # - Jack Nitzsche (#39, 1963)

423. I Cried A Tear - Laverne Baker (#6, 1958/9)

424. Green, Green - The New Christy Minstrels (#14, 1963)

425. It Might As Well Rain Until September - Carole King (#22, 1962)

426. Barbara-Ann - The Regents (#13, 1961)

427. Apache # - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar (#2, 1961)

428. Mashed Potato Time - Dee Dee Sharp (#2, 1962)

429. Wonderful Summer - Robin Ward (#14, 1963)

430. Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)- Allan Sherman (#2, 1963)

431. Makin’ Love - Floyd Robinson (#20, 1959)

432. Here Comes Summer - Jerry Keller (#14, 1959)

433. I Just Don't Understand - Ann-Margret (#17, 1961)

434. Are You Satisfied ? - Rusty Draper (#11, 1955/6)

435. Portuguese Washerwomen # - Joe “‘Fingers” Carr (#19, 1956)

436. Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin (#8, 1960)

437. When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers (#10, 1961)

438. Morgen - Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (#13, 1959)

439. Hey, Girl - Freddie Scott (#10, 1963)

440. The Way You Look Tonight - The Lettermen (#13, 1961)

441. Please Love Me Forever - Cathy Jean and The Roommates (#12, 1961)

442. Please Don’t Talk To The Lifeguard - Diane Ray (#31, 1963)

443.“Main Title”/“Molly-O “ (Man With The Golden Arm) # -Dick Jacobs And His Orchestra (#22, 1956)

444. Baubles, Bangles And Beads - Kirby Stone Four (#25, 1958)

445. Summertime, Summertime - The Jamies (#26, 1958)

446. Ahab The Arab - Ray Stevens (#5, 1962)

447. I’m Stickin’ With You - Jimmy Bowen with the Rhythm Orchids (#14, 1957)

448. Woo-Hoo # - Rock-A-Teens (#16, 1959)

449. Hello Walls * - Faron Young (#12, 1961)

450. Hide Away # * - Freddy King (#29, 1961)

451. I Understand (Just How You Feel) - The G-Clefs (#9, 1961)

452. Cast Your Fate To The Wind # - Vince Guaraldi Trio (#22, 1962)

453. Let’s Have A Party - Wanda Jackson (#37, 1960)

454. Suddenly There’s A Valley - Jo Stafford (#13, 1955)

455. Garden Of Eden Joe Valino - (#12, 1956)

456. Still - Bill Anderson (#8, 1963)

457. Chains - The Cookies (#17, 1962)

458. Around The World # - Mantovani And His Orchestra (#12, 1957)

459. Eddie My Love - The Teen Queens (#14, 1956)

460. She Can’t Find Her Keys - Paul Petersen (#19, 1962)

461. Hummingbird - Les Paul and Mary Ford (#7, 1955)

462. Harlem Nocturne # - The Viscounts (#52, 1959)

463. Bonanza # - Al Caiola And His Orchestra (#19, 1961)

464. Two Lovers - Mary Wells (#7, 1962/3)

465. Stick Shift # - The Duals (#25, 1961)

466. See You In September - The Tempos (#23, 1959)

467. Cherry Pie - Skip & Flip (#11, 1960)

468. Down The Aisle Of Love - The Quin-Tones (#18, 1958)

469. Let’s Get Together - Hayley Mills (#8, 1961)

470. Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells (#16, 1963)

471. Mexican Hat Rock - # The Applejacks (#16, 1958)

472. Let’s Think About Living - Bob Luman (#7, 1960)

473. Could This Be Magic - The Dubs (#23, 1957)

474. Deliicious - Jim Backus and Friend (#40, 1958)

475. It’s Almost Tomorrow - The Dream Weavers (#7, 1955/6)

476. White Silver Sands - Owen Bradley Quintet (#18, 1957)

477. Come Prima - Polly Bergen (#67, 1958)

478. Memories Of Maria # - Jerry Byrd (#74, 1962)

479. It’s All Right - The Impressions (#4, 1963)

480. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes (#1, 1955)

481. Angel On My Shoulder - Shelby Flint (#22, 1960/1)

482. Graduation Day - The Four Freshmen (#17, 1956)

483. Gonna Find Me A Bluebird - Marvin Rainwater (#18, 1957)

484. Alone (Why Must I Be Alone) - Shepherd Sisters (#18, 1957)

485. Little Red Rented Rowboat - Joe Dowell (#23, 1962)

486. I’ll Save The Last Dance For You - Damita Jo (#22, 1960)

487. Love You So - Ron Holden with The Thunderbirds (#7, 1960)

488. Teen Angel - Mark Dinning (#1, 1959/60)

489. Fingertips Pt2 - Little Stevie Wonder (#1, 1963)

490. The Cinnamon Cinder (It’s A Very Nice Dance) - The Pastel Six (#25, 1962/3)

491. Language Of Love - John D. Loudermilk (#32, 1961)

492. The Mountain Of Love - Harold Dorman (#21, 1960)

493. Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson (#8, 1962)

494. Uh! Oh! Part 2 - The Nutty Squirrels (#14, 1959)

495. Freight Train - Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group f/ Nancy Whiskey (#40, 1957)

496. This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’ - Ruth Brown (#24, 1958)

497. Johnny Get Angry - Joanie Sommers (#7, 1962)

498. Don’t Be Angry - Nappy Brown (#25, 1955)

499. My Boy–Flat Top - Dorothy Collins (#16, 1955)

500. Six Days On The Road - Dave Dudley (#32, 1963)

Thanks to all those who have viewed or commented on my effort to recognise the Artists and Songs who made this period such a great era of Music -

even though most of you weren't born at the time. :)

Now I'm working on 1964 - 1969 when Pop and Rock Music came of age ! It'll probably only take me a couple of months, or so...

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Great list, Darryl! I never really got into a lot of the fifties music, but there is no question that some amazing songs came from that decade. IMO, the best artists from the 50's were Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbinson. The music they made can stand with the best that came from subsequent decades.

I agree with Ray about Elvis. His later work lacks the passion and exhuberance of his 50's songs. And I'm glad that Runaway made it into the top 10. It's in the top 100 of my favourite pop/rock songs of all time.

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That's a good list. Lots of good songs. Although I would have put Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Eddie Cochran in the top ten. And as a few said Elvis just seemed to finish a little too high in the top ten. He belongs in there somewhere though. That's a good bunch of songs. :thumbsup:

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Thanks Guys. :thumbsup: If I'd chosen my list just by artist he'd have been my #1.

I feel so sorry for Elvis. That string of B that gradually became C grade movies - a few good ones - that the Colonel signed him up for must have eventually broken his spirit. (Admittedly, the 3/4 million dollars each he receved for most of them was a lot of money + the subsequent 'soundtrack album'). He was at his best performing live. If you can catch his 1968 "Comeback Special" - probably be on YouTube - I think you'll like that.

Also, have you ever seen anyone in his early forties look as bad as he did in the latter part of his career ? They'd send him out on stage like a trained animal - forgetting the words to songs he'd sang many times before, shuffling around the stage, or mainly sitting at the piano. And yet his fans still loved him. He must have been in a nightmare world of pill popping and a killer 'diet'. A tragedy. If he had been an animal the ASPCA probaly could have stepped in and saved him.

When the U.S.Post Office decided to feature him on a postage stamp they conducted a public poll in 1992 regarding the design - "Young Elvis" or "Mature Elvis" ?

The public decided on the 'young' and that's the vibrant, energetic, charismatic Elvis we should remember. I hope, in death, he found 'Peace in the Valley'.

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Very nice Darryl!....I'm looking forward to seeing the 1964-1969 list. My oldest sister is 13 years older than me. I grew up listening to 60's tunes because of her. Many memories of listening to music when she had to drag me along to the beach, movies, etc...There is one song that brings back a special memory...I'm curious to see where that will place...And nope, not saying what it is... :P

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Laurie Day After Day will be in my Top Ten when I do 1970 - 74. :bow:

You've gotten me curious! :laugh:

Thanks for the reminder Ian. I'm just wading through the "S" artists now. :)

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