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Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #660 on: June 12, 2019, 02:38:48 AM »
House of the Rising Sun likewise

It will be interesting to see how many pages each decade generates. This one has made it to 23.

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Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #661 on: June 12, 2019, 05:10:24 PM »
This is, in my opinion (which is definitive and objectively correct), the best #1 of each year of the 1950s.

1950: There was no such year as 1950.
1951: There was no such year as 1951.
1952: Al Martino - Here in My Heart (By default.)
1953: Frankie Laine - Hey Joe
1954: Rosemary Clooney - This Ole House
1955: Perez Prado - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
1956: Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
1957: Lonnie Donegan - Cumberland Gap
1958: The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do Is Dream
1959: Elvis Presley - I Got Stung


These are, in my opinion (which is definitive and objectively correct), the 40 best #1s of the 1950s.

  • The Everly Brothers - All I Have to Do Is Dream
  • Lonnie Donegan - Cumberland Gap
  • Perez Prado - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
  • Rosemary Clooney - This Ole House
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
  • Elvis Presley - I Got Stung
  • Russ Conway - Side Saddle
  • Emile Ford & the Checkmates - What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?
  • Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon!
  • The Johnston Brothers - Hernando's Hideaway
  • Winifred Atwell - The Poor People of Paris
  • Russ Conway - Roulette
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
  • Frankie Laine - Hey Joe
  • Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano
  • Lonnie Donegan - Gamblin' Man
  • Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  • The Dream Weavers - It's Almost Tomorrow
  • Pat Boone - I'll Be Home
  • Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
  • Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
  • The Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Dean Martin - Memories Are Made of This
  • Perry Como - Magic Moments
  • Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms
  • Doris Day - Que Sera, Sera
  • The Everly Brothers - Claudette
  • Johnnie Ray - Such a Night
  • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
  • Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock
  • Buddy Holly - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  • Adam Faith - What Do You Want?
  • Mantovani - The Song from Moulin Rouge
  • Slim Whitman - Rose Marie
  • Ruby Murray - Softly, Softly
  • Frankie Vaughan - The Garden of Eden
  • Jane Morgan - The Day the Rains Came
  • Perry Como - Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  • Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love

Thanks


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Re: The Toppermost of the Poppermost - UK Number Ones : part 1 - The 50s
« Reply #663 on: June 20, 2019, 11:21:30 AM »
Just popping back, as I'd forgotten to add a link to the next thread :

UK Number Ones : part 2 - The 1960s