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OLD 55's One Song Per Artist Top 500 1955- 1963

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:P Okay 55, we could play a little guessing game while we wait....

First clue: female artist....does that narrow it down a little bit? :D

I accept your challenge Madame !!! 20 Questions, Yes/No answers ??? Hmmm! :stars:

You said 'artist' so I'll discount Mama Cass because she would come under 'The Mamas And The Papas', or Diana Ross 'The Supremes', etc.

My first question would have been 'male or female ?' so we'll count that as Q1.

Q2. Is she still alive ?

Q3. Is (was) she American ? :headphones:

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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 #1. The song from which all music since is dated. Used as period-setting opening theme in 2 notable nostalgic retrospectives ("American Grafitti", "Happy Days"). So ubiquitous in pop culture that my temple even sometimes sings our closing prayer to the tune (which my son did at his bar mitzvah).

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Thanks Jeff and Phil. :)

They were always going to be my Top 2, and it really was a toss of the coin job for #1, but....what Jeff said.

I like a bit of 'lively' music in Places of Worship. Look how many of the great R & B singers started as Gospel singers.

Our Church musicians are a guy who used to play Honky Tonk piano at a Theatre Restaurant, Paul, our son David the guitarist, and a girl, Faith, who plays the flute, + 'the singers' led by Gwen. I keep asking them to play the rockin' version of "Jesus Is A Soul Man" as done by one of my favourite singers, Johnny Rivers. But they can't find any sheet music for it. No - I'm not a religious fanatic.

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And she's just (barely) alive. :D

15 more tries, right ? (That doesn't count as a question !) :headphones:

Laurie, you spoke of going to Movies with your sister, so.....

Q6. Is it Lulu (To Sir With Love)???:)

If not.......

Q7. Millie Small (My Boy Lollipop) ? She was born in Jamaica but lives/has lived in England for most of her life.

Q8. Mary Hopkin (Those Were The Days) ? Great song !

Q9. Marianne Faithfull (As Tears Go By) ? I nominated that a couple of times for the Top Ten.

Q10. Petula Clark ? (my choice will probably be Don't Sleep In The Subway)

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Do I have to get the song right too ? :o

I meant 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' will probably be my choice in my List. :) I'll guess "Downtown". She had so many great songs !

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:thumbsup: Yes, the song "Downtown" My sister had to babysit me quite a bit and she would drag me along on her "outings" I was very young but somehow the song "Downtown" always stuck with me. I remember one summer day riding along to the beach with big sis and her friends. They were singing their lungs out to this song. My sister informed me that I was also singing along with them. :P .... The Song "Georgie Girl" was played quite a bit also...and tons and tons of Beatles and Beach Boys music...My love for 60's music is all because of her...I'm glad that I was exposed to such great music growing up...and I thank her for that. :cool:

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'My Love" is a beautiful song Jeff. :)

With 'one song per artist' I'm going to have trouble deciding on Pet; she's a favourite of mine. I have a 3 CD box set of all her hits + others.

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The late sixties brought alot of the greatest bands and had branched the pop sound into different directions as it did for rock. That was about the time period that music was getting harder to categorize as simply "country", "pop", "rock", etc. Many styles were intertwined & made for dynamic new sounds that would inspire musicians for decades. I have several bands that come to mind instantly from those few years. I can't wait to see this next list! :grin:

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Thanks Ray. I hope I won't disappoint you. :D

Those 6 years saw a lot of diverse music genres, starting with the British Invasion, so I have a lot of good material to work with.

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Not far to go on the new list. I just finished the 'A's. "Sugar, Sugar - The Archies" with Ron Dante will be (at this stage) my second top song there. That rules out "Tracy" - The Cuff Links, because Ron Dante was the Cuff Links. Same with some of the other 'Bubblegum' songs. Joey Levine sang lead on both 1910 Fruit Gum Co. and Ohio Express, so I'll only use one of those. Ditto with Four Seasons/ Frankie Valli, although I hate leaving out 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'.

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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)

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I just came in to pay tribute to Elvis Presley. 37 years gone. His Music lives on.

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.....THE KING !

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