#1 Songs 1955-1959

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  • 1955

  • 1/01 - "Mr. Sandman" - The Chordettes (Cadence 1247, 7 weeks, carried over from 1954)
  • 1/22 - "Let Me Go, Lover" - Joan Weber (Columbia 40366, 2 wks)
  • 2/05 - "Hearts Of Stone" - The Fontane Sisters (Dot 15265, 1 wk)
  • 2/12 - "Sincerely" - The McGuire Sisters (Coral 61323, 6 wks)
  • 3/26 - "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" - Bill Hayes (Cadence 1256, 5 wks)
  • 4/30 - "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" - Perez Prado & His Orchestra (RCA Victor 5965, 10 wks)
  • 7/09 - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" - Bill Haley & His Comets (Decca 29124, 8 wks)
  • 9/03 - "The Yellow Rose of Texas" - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia 40540, 5 wks)
  • 10/08 - "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" - The Four Aces (Decca 29625, 3 wks)
  • 10/29 - "Autumn Leaves" - Roger Williams (Kapp 116, 4 wks)
  • 11/26 - "Sixteen Tons" - "Tennessee" Ernie Ford (Capitol 3262, 7 wks)
  • 1956

  • 1/14 - "Memories Are Made Of This" - Dean Martin (Capitol 3295, 5 wks)
  • 2/18 - "Rock and Roll Waltz" - Kay Starr (RCA Victor 6359, 1 wk)
  • 2/25 - "Lisbon Antigua" - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (Capitol 3287, 4 wks)
  • 3/24 - "The Poor People of Paris" - Les Baxter with His Chorus & Orchestra (Capitol 3336, 4 wks)
  • 4/21 - "Heartbreak Hotel" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6420, 8 wks)
  • 6/16 - "The Wayward Wind" - Gogi Grant (Era 1013, 6 wks)
  • 7/28 - "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6540, 1 wk)
  • 8/04 - "My Prayer" - The Platters (Mercury 70893, 2 wks)
  • 8/18 - "Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6604, 5 wks)
  • 9/22 - "Don't Be Cruel" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6604, 6 wks)
  • 11/03 - "Love Me Tender" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6643, 5 wks)
  • 12/08 - "Singing the Blues" - Guy Mitchell (Columbia 40769, 9 wks)
  • 1957

  • 2/09 - "Too Much" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6800, 3 wks)
  • 3/02 - "Young Love" - Tab Hunter (Dot 15533, 4 wks)
  • 3/30 - "Party Doll" - Buddy Knox (Roulette 4002, 1 wk)
  • 4/06 - "Round and Round" - Perry Como (RCA Victor 6815, 1 wk)
  • 4/13 - "All Shook Up" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 6870, 8 wks)
  • 6/03 - "Love Letters In the Sand" - Pat Boone (Dot 15570, 5 wks)
  • 7/08 - "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7000, 7 wks)
  • 8/26 - "Tammy" - Debbie Reynolds (Coral 61851, 2 wks)
  • 9/09 - "Diana" - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount 9831, 1 wk)
  • 9/16 - "Tammy" - Debbie Reynolds (Coral 61851, 1 wk)
  • 9/23 - "That'll Be the Day" - The Crickets (Brunswick 55009, 1 wk)
  • 9/30 - "Honeycomb" - Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette 4015, 2 wks)
  • 10/14 - "Wake Up Little Susie" - The Everly Brothers (Cadence 1357, 1 wk)
  • 10/21 - "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7035, 6 wks)
  • 12/02 - "You Send Me" - Sam Cooke (Keen 3-4013, 2 wks)
  • 12/16 - "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7035, 1 wk)
  • 12/23 - "April Love" - Pat Boone (Dot 15660, 2 wks)
  • 1958

  • 1/06 - "At the Hop" - Danny & The Juniors (ABC-Paramount 9871, 5 wks)
  • 2/10 - "Don't" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7150, 5 wks)
  • 3/17 - "Tequila" - The Champs (Challenge 1016, 5 wks)
  • 4/21 - "Twilight Time" - The Platters (Mercury 71289, 1 wk)
  • 4/28 - "The Witch Doctor" - David Seville (Liberty 55132, 2 wks)
  • 5/12 - "All I Have To Do Is Dream" - The Everly Brothers (Cadence 1348, 4 wks)
  • 6/09 - "The Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley (MGM 12651, 6 wks)
  • 7/21 - "Hard Headed Woman" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7280, 2 wks)
  • 8/04 - "Poor Little Fool" - Ricky Nelson (Imperial 5528, 2 wks)
  • 8/11 - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" - Domenico Modugno (Decca 30677, 1 wk)
  • 8/25 - "Little Star" - The Elegants (Apt 25005, 1 wk)
  • 9/01 - "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" - Domenico Modugno (Decca 30677, 4 wks)
  • 9/29 - "It's All in the Game" - Tommy Edwards (MGM 12688, 6 wks)
  • 11/03 - "It's Only Make Believe" - Conway Twitty (MGM 12677, 1 wk)
  • 11/17 - "Tom Dooley" - The Kingston Trio (Capitol 4049, 1 wk)
  • 11/24 - "It's Only Make Believe" - Conway Twitty (MGM 12677, 1 wk)
  • 12/01 - "To Know Him, Is To Love Him" - The Teddy Bears (Dore 503, 3 wks)
  • 12/22 - "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - The Chipmunks with David Seville (Liberty 55168)
  • 1959

  • 1/19 - "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - The Platters (Mercury 71383, 3 wks)
  • 2/09 - "Stagger Lee" - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount 9972, 4 wks)
  • 3/09 - "Venus" - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor 1031, 5 wks)
  • 4/13 - "Come Softly to Me" - The Fleetwoods (Dolphin 1, 4 wks)
  • 5/11 - "The Happy Organ" - Dave "Baby" Cortez (Clock 1009, 1 wk)
  • 5/18 - "Kansas City" - Wilbert Harrison (Fury 1023, 2 wks)
  • 6/01 - "The Battle Of New Orleans" - Johnny Horton (Columbia 41339, 6 wks)
  • 7/13 - "Lonely Boy" - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount 10022, 4 wks)
  • 8/10 - "A Big Hunk O' Love" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 7600, 2 wks)
  • 8/24 - "The Three Bells" - The Browns (RCA Victor 7555, 4 wks)
  • 9/21 - "Sleep Walk" - Santo & Johnny (Canadian American 103, 2 wks)
  • 10/05 - "Mack The Knife" - Bobby Darin (Atco 6147, 6 wks)
  • 11/16 - "Mr. Blue" - The Fleetwoods (Dolton 5, 1 wk)
  • 11/23 - "Mack The Knife" - Bobby Darin (Atco 6147, 3 wks)
  • 12/14 - "Heartaches By the Number" - Guy Mitchell (Columbia 41476, 2 wks)
  • 12/28 - "Why" - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor 1045, 1 wk)
Author Comments: 

I'm a huge chart fiend, and after seeing Martin1983's lists of UK #1 songs I decided to go ahead with this idea that's been brewing in my noggin for a while. I'm planning on going all the way through the 80s with this, so......watch out.

Sources: Billboard's Best Sellers and Hot 100 lists.

Cool - I'm surprised at how many of these I know and like!

Glad to hear I've become such an inspiration to others. Having looked at these, I realise I should have done entire decades in one post, or at least written down how long a record topped the charts for.

I('m Looking For a song called "Little Nash Rambler". Does anybody know who sings it? My E-mail address is map123@aol.com