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OLD 55's Yearly Top 10 Singles Of The Rock Era

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actually my oldest will be 20 this April...so she could of been 8 or 9.....doesn't seem that long ago, goes fast doesn't it?

Time sure flies. I remember when Elvis was 20 !

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I remember going shopping on my lunch break at work. I stopped to get a sandwich and a bunch of teenage girls kept singing "Stay" by Lisa Loeb over and over again while I waited for my sandwich. Still didn't make me hate the song, though.

"Here Comes the Hot Stepper" was used in the movie "Ready to Wear" by Robert Altman, right? Anyway, I loved to dance around to that.

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"Here Comes the Hot Stepper" was used in the movie "Ready to Wear" by Robert Altman, right? Anyway, I loved to dance around to that.

Right on Jenny. :thumbsup: Although I didn't see it. I used to have to be dragged kicking and screaming to Julia Roberts' movies after "Pretty Woman". I DO like her later movies.

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THE TOP 10 U.S. SINGLES FOR 1995

1. WATERFALLS / TLC

2. FANTASY / MARIAH CAREY

3. GANGSTA'S PARADISE / COOLIO f. L.V.

4. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT / MONTELL JORDAN

5. TAKE A BOW / MADONNA

6. CREEP / TLC

7. HAVE YOU REALLY EVER LOVED A WOMAN / BRYAN ADAMS

8. KISS FROM A ROSE / SEAL

9. EXHALE / WHITNEY HOUSTON

10.YOU ARE NOT ALONE / MICHAEL JACKSON

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U.K. TOP 3

1. UNCHAINED MELODY:(THERE'LL BE BLUEBIRDS OVER) THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER / ROBSON GREEN & JEROME FLYNN (U.K. DUO)

2. THINK TWICE / CELINE DION

3. EARTH SONG / MICHAEL JACKSON

AUSTRALIAN TOP 3

1. LET'S GROOVE / CDB (AUSTRALIAN GROUP)

2. ANOTHER NIGHT / REAL McCOY

3. GANGSTA'S PARADISE / COOLIO f. L.V.

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The U.S. Charts virtually split into 3 Sections from here:

"Official" Hot 100 Chart

Sales Chart

Airplay Chart

This (in my opinion) was a retro step back to a similar way they were compiled until 1958. It means you can have more than one #1 at the same time.

It's just too difficult for me to work out a Yearly Top 10, so I've decided to make this my last Chart. Thanks to all who took the time to view them.

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Thank YOU, Brad, Laurie, Edna and Rachel. :)

I've started a new Top Ten Quiz Thread in "Fun And Games" called OLD 55's DAILY TOP TEN. Can you Guess them from the Clues ?

Please drop in there and have a look at it. Love to see you there !

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Sorry, I'm doing it again - Re-opening an old thread. The Rock Era is too good to pass up.

I think I scored 50% or better for each of the three years listed without talking to Mom, Dad or any of my Grandparents ! (All six are six feet under).

My pick of favourites from the three years are:

 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White – (Forget who the vocal artist is)

 Sixteen Tons – (Wish I had a whole CD of Tennessee Ernie Ford)

 Singing the Blues – (I like the voice quality and easy style of Guy Mitchell)

 Wayward Wind – (Not sure I heard other songs by Gogi Grant)

 Wake Up Little Susie – (The Everly Brothers are my 'anytime' favourites)

Not in the lists, but Paul Anka's Diana & Papa are my all time favourites too.

What happened to Pat Boone's Bernardine. Did'nt it make the charts? Or was that another year?

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Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White ~ Perez Prado

Gogi Grant

You may have heard "Suddenly There's A Valley".

It was a hit single for her the year before "The Wayward Wind".

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There's a couple of vocal versions of Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White. U.S. 40s/50s singer Alan Dale did one, and Les Baxter and his Orchestra & Chorus had one on an album. I seem to remember a female lead voice on that? The main 2 versions were by Perez Prado (as Brad said) and U.K. trumpeter Eddie Calvert (the bigger Hit there) in 1955, but they were both instrumental.

The story goes that once a cherry tree

Beside an apple tree did grow

and there a boy once met his bride to be

Long long ago

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Paul Anka's Diana would have been just outside the 1957 Top Ten. I don't know Papa at all. Not Eddie Fisher's 1953 Oh! My Pa-Pa ?

Bernadine got a lot of airplay, but it was overshadowed by the A side of the record, Love Letters In The Sand.

I believe the Everly Brothers are the greatest vocal DUO ever !

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I believe the Everly Brothers are the greatest vocal DUO ever ! :)

that's only because you haven't seen RonJon's bootleg copy of me and my sister's Mr. Microphone concert in her living room. :grin:

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Thanks Brad. No, I have not heard "Suddenly there's a Valley".

The Golden Oldies are really hard to come by. My participation in this thread is mainly based on what I used to hear on the radio as a kid, not from my record collections. Often my voting is based on Artist if I have not heard the song, other times I recognise the title, but looking at the Artist's name, wonder if it is the same song at the back of my head.

Old55, Thanks for your info too.

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