1959

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 4th January, 1959
– Issue Date: 29th December, 1958

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-5 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (2)
3 3 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-15 (1)
4 6 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (4)
5 4 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-8 (2)
6 5 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-14 (1)
7 8 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (7)
8 7 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-9 (4)
9 10 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-12 (9)
10 12 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (10)

11 14 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-6 (11)
12 9 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-16 (1)
13 17 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (13)
14 11 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (8)
15 13 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-8 (11)
16 19 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (16)
17 16 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-13 (9)
18 27 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-6 (18)
19 15 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-10 (15)
20 22 I GOT A FEELING –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (10)

21 23 POOR BOY –•– The Royaltones (Jubilee)-11 (17)
22 31 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-4 (22)
23 21 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-11 (15)
24 24 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Louis Prima and Keely Smith (Capitol)-9 (18)
25 32 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-6 (25)
26 36 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-7 (26)
27 26 PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. –•– The Nu Tornados (Carlton)-7 (26)
28 20 TOPSY II –•– Cozy Cole (Love)-19 (3)
29 88 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-2 (29)
30 68 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-3 (30)

31 18 CANNONBALL –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-9 (15)
32 41 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (32)
33 37 THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS –•– Paul Anka-George Hamilton IV-Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-5 (33)
34 45 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-4 (34)
35 57 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Helms (Decca)-8 (6)
36 44 TURVY II –•– Cozy Cole (Love)-5 (36)
37 25 CHANTILLY LACE –•– The Big Bopper (Mercury)-22 (6)
38 29 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-20 (1)
39 56 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-2 (39)
40 30 THE WORLD OUTSIDE –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-8 (21)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 34 THE END –•– Earl Grant (Decca)-16 (7)
42 38 BIG BOPPER’S WEDDING –•– The Big Bopper (Mercury)-4 (38)
43 39 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (39)
50 35 PEEK-A-BOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-4 (35)
62 28 NEED YOU –•– Donnie Owens (Guyden)-13 (25)
65 40 I’LL REMEMBER TONIGHT –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (34)
75 33 WALKING ALONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-10 (29)

POWER HITS:

44 — GREEN CHRI$TMA$ –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (44)
45 59 PLEDGING MY LOVE –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-7 (45)
46 52 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-5 (46)
47 53 DONDE ESTA SANTA CLAUS (Where Is Santa Claus) –•– Augie Rios (Metro)-3 (47)
48 43 C’MON EVERYBODY –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty) Wks: 6 Pk: # 43
49 48 CALL ME –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia) Wks: 14 Pk: # 21

NEW THIS WEEK:

44 — GREEN CHRI$TMA$ –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (44)
72 — THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (72)
73 — BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (73)
76 — THE WORRYIN’ KIND –•– Tommy Sands (Capitol)-1 (76)
81 — LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-1 (81)
84 — LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD –•– The Big Bopper (Mercury)-4 (72)
88 — THE VOICE IN MY HEART –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-1 (88)
92 — THE BLUEBIRD, THE BUZZARD AND THE ORIOLE –•– Bobby Day (Class)-1 (92)
93 — FUNNY –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-1 (93)
96 — THE WORLD OUTSIDE –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-3 (71)
98 — SAVE MY SOUL –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-1 (98)
99 — HEARTBEAT –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-1 (99)
100 — RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 11th January, 1959
– Issue Date: 5th January, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-6 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (2)
3 3 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-16 (1)
4 5 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-9 (2)
5 4 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (4)
6 13 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (6)
7 6 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-15 (1)
8 9 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-13 (8)
9 11 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-7 (9)
10 10 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (10)

11 7 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (7)
12 8 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-10 (4)
13 15 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-9 (11)
14 14 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (8)
15 18 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-7 (15)
16 29 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-3 (16)
17 17 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-14 (9)
18 25 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-7 (18)
19 12 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-17 (1)
20 16 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (16)

21 32 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (21)
22 22 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-5 (22)
23 30 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-4 (23)
24 19 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-11 (15)
25 23 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-12 (15)
26 31 CANNONBALL –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-10 (15)
27 56 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-3 (27)
28 27 PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. –•– The Nu Tornados (Carlton)-8 (26)
29 33 THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS –•– Paul Anka-George Hamilton IV-Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-6 (29)
30 24 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Louis Prima and Keely Smith (Capitol)-10 (18)

31 26 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-8 (26)
32 21 POOR BOY –•– The Royaltones (Jubilee)-12 (17)
33 39 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-3 (33)
34 20 I GOT A FEELING –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (10)
35 48 C’MON EVERYBODY –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty)-7 (35)
36 53 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-5 (36)
37 43 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (37)
38 34 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-5 (34)
39 40 THE WORLD OUTSIDE –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-9 (21)
40 55 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 28 TOPSY II –•– Cozy Cole (Love)-20 (3)
43 38 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-21 (1)
44 36 TURVY II –•– Cozy Cole (Love)-6 (36)
45 35 JINGLE BELL ROCK –•– Bobby Helms (Decca)-9 (6)
55 37 CHANTILLY LACE –•– The Big Bopper (Mercury)-23 (6)

POWER HITS:

41 50 PEEK-A-BOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-5 (35)
46 51 THE WEDDING –•– June Valli (Mercury)-7 (46)
47 47 DONDE ESTA SANTA CLAUS (Where Is Santa Claus) –•– Augie Rios (Metro)-4 (47)
48 72 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-2 (48)
49 41 THE END –•– Earl Grant (Decca) Wks: 17 Pk: # 7
50 58 ROCKA-CONGA –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

71 — DON’T YOU KNOW YOCKOMO –•– Huey (Piano) Smith and the Clowns (Ace)-2 (71)
73 — YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (73)
77 — (I Wanna) DANCE WITH THE TEACHER –•– The Olympics (Demon)-3 (77)
78 — PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-1 (78)
79 — I TALK TO THE TREES –•– Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra (London)-1 (79)
81 — YELLOW BIRD –•– The Mills Brothers (Dot)-1 (81)
82 — LET’S LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (82)
83 — THE GIRL ON PAGE 44 –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (83)
84 — MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (84)
85 — PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-2 (85)
86 — LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-1 (86)
88 — THE ONE ROSE (That’s Left In My Heart) –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (88)
89 — TEACH ME TONIGHT CHA CHA –•– The DeCastro Sisters (ABC-Paramount)-1 (89)
95 — THAT’S WHY I CRY –•– Buddy Knox (Roulette)-1 (95)
98 — TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-1 (98)
99 — SERMONETTE –•– Della Reese (Jubilee)-1 (99)
100 — GAZACHSTAHAGEN –•– The Wild-Cats (United Artists)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 18th January, 1959
– Issue Date: 12th January, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-7 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (2)
3 6 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (3)
4 9 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-8 (4)
5 3 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-17 (1)
6 10 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (6)
7 8 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-14 (7)
8 5 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (4)
9 4 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-10 (2)
10 11 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (7)

11 7 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-16 (1)
12 18 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-8 (12)
13 16 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-4 (13)
14 13 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-10 (11)
15 15 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-8 (15)
16 12 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-11 (4)
17 20 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (16)
18 14 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (8)
19 23 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-5 (19)
20 22 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-6 (20)

21 36 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-6 (21)
22 19 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-18 (1)
23 21 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-6 (21)
24 27 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-4 (24)
25 37 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (25)
26 33 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-4 (26)
27 31 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-9 (26)
28 38 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 17 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-15 (9)
30 24 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-12 (15)

31 28 PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. –•– The Nu Tornados (Carlton)-9 (26)
32 25 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-13 (15)
33 54 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-7 (33)
34 48 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-3 (34)
35 26 CANNONBALL –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-11 (15)
36 41 PEEK-A-BOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-6 (35)
37 32 POOR BOY –•– The Royaltones (Jubilee)-13 (17)
38 34 I GOT A FEELING –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-14 (10)
39 29 THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS –•– Paul Anka-George Hamilton IV-Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-7 (29)
40 50 ROCKA-CONGA –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 35 C’MON EVERYBODY –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty)-8 (35)
45 30 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Louis Prima and Keely Smith (Capitol)-11 (18)
51 40 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-4 (40)
65 39 THE WORLD OUTSIDE –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-10 (21)

POWER HITS:

41 60 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-3 (41)
43 46 THE WEDDING –•– June Valli (Mercury)-8 (43)
44 78 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-2 (44)
46 84 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-2 (46)
47 51 IT’S JUST ABOUT TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (Sun)-5 (47)
48 57 TRY ME –•– James Brown (Federal)-5 (48)
49 59 BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (49)
50 58 TEASIN’ –•– The Quaker City Boys (Swan)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

69 — THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-1 (69)
73 — THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (73)
79 — I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (79)
83 — TRUST IN ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (83)
90 — PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-1 (90)
91 — THE WORRYIN’ KIND –•– Tommy Sands (Capitol)-2 (76)
92 — GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (92)
95 — O’ FALLING STAR –•– The Four Knights (Coral)-1 (95)
96 — NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-1 (96)
97 — WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (97)
98 — RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — YOU CAN’T GET TO HEAVEN ON ROLLER SKATES –•– Betty Johnson (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING –•– The Kalin Twins (Decca)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 25th January, 1959
– Issue Date: 19th January, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (2)
3 1 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-8 (1)
4 15 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-9 (4)
5 12 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-9 (5)
6 7 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-15 (6)
7 4 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-9 (4)
8 6 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (6)
9 21 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-7 (9)
10 5 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-18 (1)

11 9 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-11 (2)
12 17 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-9 (12)
13 8 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (4)
14 10 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-14 (7)
15 19 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-6 (15)
16 20 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-7 (16)
17 26 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-5 (17)
18 11 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-17 (1)
19 14 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-11 (11)
20 16 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-12 (4)

21 23 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (21)
22 18 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (8)
23 13 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-5 (13)
24 25 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (24)
25 24 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-5 (24)
26 33 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-8 (26)
27 46 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-3 (27)
28 36 PEEK-A-BOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-7 (28)
29 29 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-16 (9)
30 34 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-4 (30)

31 27 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-10 (26)
32 31 PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. –•– The Nu Tornados (Carlton)-10 (26)
33 54 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-4 (33)
34 44 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-3 (34)
35 28 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-7 (28)
36 22 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-19 (1)
37 41 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-4 (37)
38 32 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-14 (15)
39 40 ROCKA-CONGA –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-5 (39)
40 69 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 30 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-13 (15)
47 37 POOR BOY –•– The Royaltones (Jubilee)-14 (17)
48 38 I GOT A FEELING –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-15 (10)
63 39 THE TEEN COMMANDMENTS –•– Paul Anka-George Hamilton IV-Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-8 (29)
67 35 CANNONBALL –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-12 (15)

POWER HITS:

41 42 C’MON EVERYBODY –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty)-9 (35)
43 72 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-3 (43)
44 43 THE WEDDING –•– June Valli (Mercury) Wks: 9 Pk: # 43
45 50 TEASIN’ –•– The Quaker City Boys (Swan)-5 (45)
46 61 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-3 (46)
49 52 LET’S LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-3 (49)
50 97 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

71 — DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (71)
73 — SAVE MY SOUL –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-2 (73)
85 — TEASABLE, PLEASABLE YOU –•– Buddy Knox (Roulette)-1 (85)
86 — LOVERS NEVER SAY GOODBYE –•– The Flamingos (End)-1 (86)
89 — THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (89)
93 — I’LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun)-1 (93)
94 — MATILDA –•– Cookie and His Cupcakes (Judd)-1 (94)
95 — HERE I STAND –•– Wade Flemons and the Newcomers (Vee-Jay)-2 (95)
96 — MY MAN –•– Peggy Lee (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (97)
100 — WHO CARES –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 1st February, 1959
– Issue Date: 26th January, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (2)
3 4 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-10 (3)
4 5 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-10 (4)
5 9 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-8 (5)
6 7 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-10 (4)
7 6 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-16 (6)
8 12 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-10 (8)
9 15 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-7 (9)
10 8 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (6)

11 27 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-4 (11)
12 17 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-6 (12)
13 16 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-8 (13)
14 25 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-6 (14)
15 3 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-9 (1)
16 14 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-15 (7)
17 13 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (4)
18 10 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-19 (1)
19 21 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-8 (19)
20 24 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (20)

21 11 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-12 (2)
22 34 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-4 (22)
23 30 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-5 (23)
24 18 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-18 (1)
25 19 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-12 (11)
26 23 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-6 (13)
27 35 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-8 (27)
28 26 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-9 (26)
29 20 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-13 (4)
30 40 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-3 (30)

31 22 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (8)
32 31 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-11 (26)
33 33 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-5 (33)
34 50 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (34)
35 54 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (35)
36 46 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-4 (36)
37 37 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (37)
38 39 ROCKA-CONGA –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-6 (38)
39 45 TEASIN’ –•– The Quaker City Boys (Swan)-6 (39)
40 29 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-17 (9)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 38 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-15 (15)
44 28 PEEK-A-BOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-8 (28)
65 36 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-20 (1)
66 32 PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. –•– The Nu Tornados (Carlton)-11 (26)

POWER HITS:

41 43 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-4 (41)
43 52 BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (43)
45 56 I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (45)
46 42 LOVE IS ALL WE NEED –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM) Wks: 14 Pk: # 15
47 53 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-6 (40)
48 49 LET’S LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-4 (48)
49 71 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-2 (49)
50 68 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-3 (5)

NEW THIS WEEK:

64 — AMBROSE (Part Five) –•– Linda Laurie (Glory)-1 (64)
72 — THE SHAG (Is Totally Cool) –•– Billy Graves (Monument)-1 (72)
82 — FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-1 (82)
84 — I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-1 (84)
88 — I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-1 (88)
89 — SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (89)
92 — IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (92)
94 — ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN –•– Peggy Lee (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — WICKED RUBY –•– Danny Zella and His Zell Rocks (Fox)-1 (95)
96 — EVENING RAIN –•– Earl Grant (Decca)-1 (96)
97 — PLAIN JANE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (97)
98 — RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 8th February, 1959
– Issue Date: 2nd February, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 12 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-7 (2)
3 3 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-11 (3)
4 4 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-11 (4)
5 5 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-9 (5)
6 2 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (2)
7 6 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-11 (4)
8 8 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-11 (8)
9 7 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-17 (6)
10 9 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-8 (9)

11 13 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-9 (11)
12 10 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (6)
13 41 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-5 (13)
14 19 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-9 (14)
15 20 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (15)
16 23 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-6 (16)
17 11 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (11)
18 22 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-5 (18)
19 27 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-9 (19)
20 30 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-4 (20)

21 28 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-10 (21)
22 33 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-6 (22)
23 15 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-10 (1)
24 18 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-20 (1)
25 14 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-7 (14)
26 36 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-5 (26)
27 25 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-13 (11)
28 17 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (4)
29 35 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 16 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-16 (7)

31 34 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (31)
32 21 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-13 (2)
33 24 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-19 (1)
34 62 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-3 (34)
35 50 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-4 (35)
36 26 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-7 (13)
37 43 BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (37)
38 45 I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (38)
39 49 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-3 (39)
40 37 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 (37)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 32 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-12 (26)
42 39 TEASIN’ –•– The Quaker City Boys (Swan)-7 (39)
46 31 I GOT STUNG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (8)
47 38 ROCKA-CONGA –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-7 (38)
48 29 BEEP BEEP –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-14 (4)
64 40 QUEEN OF THE HOP –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-18 (9)

POWER HITS:

43 53 TRUST IN ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (43)
44 48 LET’S LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-5 (44)
45 84 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-2 (45)
49 47 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-7 (40)
50 55 TRY ME –•– James Brown (Federal)-8 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK:

69 — CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (69)
76 — (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
85 — MY MAN –•– Peggy Lee (Capitol)-2 (85)
95 — NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-2 (95)
96 — GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — TEARDROPS WILL FALL –•– Dicky Doo and the Don’ts (Swan)-1 (97)
99 — THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — MADRID –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 15th February, 1959
– Issue Date: 9th February, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-10 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 4 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-12 (2)
3 3 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-12 (3)
4 1 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (1)
5 2 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-8 (2)
6 6 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (2)
7 8 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-12 (7)
8 7 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-12 (4)
9 10 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-9 (9)
10 11 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-10 (10)

11 9 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-18 (6)
12 19 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-10 (12)
13 20 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-5 (13)
14 16 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-7 (14)
15 15 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (15)
16 29 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 (16)
17 18 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-6 (17)
18 13 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-6 (13)
19 14 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-10 (14)
20 26 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-6 (20)

21 31 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (21)
22 35 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-5 (22)
23 17 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (11)
24 25 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-8 (14)
25 12 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (6)
26 34 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (26)
27 21 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-11 (21)
28 23 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-11 (1)
29 69 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-2 (29)
30 22 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-7 (22)

31 38 I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (31)
32 24 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-21 (1)
33 39 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-4 (33)
34 45 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-3 (34)
35 28 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (4)
36 67 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-3 (36)
37 30 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-17 (7)
38 73 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (38)
39 40 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-7 (37)
40 52 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 27 BIMBOMBEY –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-14 (11)
53 33 TOM DOOLEY –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-20 (1)
55 37 BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (37)
58 32 PROBLEMS –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-14 (2)
65 36 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-8 (13)

POWER HITS:

41 41 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen) Wks: 13 Pk: # 26
42 42 TEASIN’ –•– The Quaker City Boys (Swan)-8 (39)
44 53 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-7 (44)
45 56 IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING –•– The Kalin Twins (Decca)-5 (45)
46 49 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-8 (40)
47 74 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-3 (47)
48 43 TRUST IN ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury) Wks: 5 Pk: # 43
49 57 GOOD ROCKIN’ TONIGHT –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (49)
50 50 TRY ME –•– James Brown (Federal)-9 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK:

88 — NOLA –•– The Morgan Brothers (MGM)-1 (88)
89 — SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-1 (89)
94 — JUPITER-C –•– Pat and the Satellites (Atco)-1 (94)
95 — (Night Time Is) THE RIGHT TIME –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-1 (95)
96 — BLAH, BLAH, BLAH –•– Nicola Paone (ABC-Paramount)-1 (96)
97 — MIDNIGHT OIL –•– Charlie Blackwell (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
98 — ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT –•– Jaye P. Morgan (MGM)-1 (98)
99 — VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (99)
100 — MOONLIGHT SERENADE –•– The Rivieras (Coed)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 22nd February, 1959
– Issue Date: 16th February, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-11 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-13 (2)
3 3 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-13 (3)
4 4 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (1)
5 5 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-9 (2)
6 6 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (2)
7 7 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-13 (7)
8 9 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-10 (8)
9 8 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-13 (4)
10 10 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-11 (10)

11 14 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-8 (11)
12 18 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-7 (12)
13 22 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-6 (13)
14 12 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-11 (12)
15 13 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-6 (13)
16 17 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-7 (16)
17 11 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-19 (6)
18 16 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 (16)
19 15 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-9 (15)
20 29 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-3 (20)

21 23 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (11)
22 21 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (21)
23 26 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (23)
24 20 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-7 (20)
25 36 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-4 (25)
26 24 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-9 (14)
27 19 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-11 (14)
28 34 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-4 (28)
29 40 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-4 (29)
30 27 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-12 (21)

31 31 I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (31)
32 33 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (32)
33 52 THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-5 (33)
34 30 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-8 (22)
35 60 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-4 (35)
36 38 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (36)
37 25 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (6)
38 47 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-4 (38)
39 61 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-4 (39)
40 28 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-12 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 39 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-8 (37)
43 32 TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM –•– The Teddy Bears (Dore)-22 (1)
60 37 LONESOME TOWN –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-18 (7)
61 35 ONE NIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (4)

POWER HITS:

42 44 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-8 (42)
44 41 LOVE YOU MOST OF ALL –•– Sam Cooke (Keen) Wks: 14 Pk # 26
45 56 PLAIN JANE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (45)
46 46 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion & The Belmonts (Laurie) Wks: 9 Pk: # 40
47 45 IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING –•– The Kalin Twins (Decca) Wks: 6 Pk: # 45
48 48 TRUST IN ME –•– Patti Page (Mercury) Wks: 6 Pk: # 43
49 59 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-3 (49)
50 55 BLUE HAWAII –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-8 (37)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — ANTHONY BOY –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (65)
70 — ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-1 (70)
72 — WIGGLE, WIGGLE –•– The Accents (Brunswick)-8 (51)
73 — PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (73)
76 — WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (76)
81 — TELLING LIES –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (81)
87 — MISS YOU –•– Jaye P. Morgan (MGM)-1 (87)
94 — SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-1 (94)
96 — PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-1 (96)
98 — I DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE –•– The Teddy Bears (Imperial)-1 (98)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 1st March, 1959
– Issue Date: 23rd February, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-12 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-14 (2)
3 2 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-14 (2)
4 5 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-10 (2)
5 20 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-4 (5)
6 14 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-12 (6)
7 12 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-8 (7)
8 13 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-7 (8)
9 7 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-14 (7)
10 16 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-8 (10)

11 6 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (2)
12 4 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 (1)
13 11 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-9 (11)
14 10 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-12 (10)
15 9 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-14 (4)
16 8 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-11 (8)
17 18 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 (16)
18 25 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-5 (18)
19 15 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-7 (13)
20 19 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-10 (15)

21 22 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (21)
22 29 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-5 (22)
23 21 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (11)
24 36 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (24)
25 17 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-20 (6)
26 23 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (23)
27 28 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-5 (27)
28 53 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-3 (28)
29 35 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-5 (29)
30 70 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-2 (30)

31 24 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-8 (20)
32 38 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-5 (32)
33 49 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-4 (33)
34 32 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (32)
35 26 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-10 (14)
36 27 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-12 (14)
37 42 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-9 (37)
38 45 PLAIN JANE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (38)
39 39 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-5 (39)
40 33 THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-6 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 31 I’M A MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-7 (31)
44 34 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-9 (22)
45 30 NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-13 (21)
57 37 WHOLE LOTTA LOVING –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-15 (6)
71 40 THE CHIPMUNK SONG –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-13 (1)

POWER HITS:

42 47 IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING –•– The Kalin Twins (Decca)-7 (42)
43 57 WHO CARES –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-6 (43)
46 54 FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-5 (46)
47 64 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-5 (47)
48 46 DON’T PITY ME –•– Dion & The Belmonts (Laurie) – Wks: 10 (40)
49 41 RED RIVER ROSE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor) – Wks: 9 (37)
50 59 TRY ME –•– James Brown (Federal)-11 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (65)
67 — TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (67)
78 — HURTIN’ INSIDE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (78)
82 — IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-1 (82)
93 — I’M NEVER GONNA TELL –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (93)
94 — BUNNY HOP –•– The Applejacks (Cameo)-1 (94)
95 — I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN –•– Louis Prima and Keely Smith (Capitol)-1 (95)
98 — SHIRLEY –•– John Fred and the Playboys (Montel)-1 (98)
100 — GLAD RAGS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 8th March, 1959
– Issue Date: 2nd March, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-13 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-15 (2)
3 5 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-5 (3)
4 3 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-15 (2)
5 8 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-8 (5)
6 6 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-13 (6)
7 28 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-4 (7)
8 10 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-9 (8)
9 4 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-11 (2)
10 30 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-3 (10)

11 13 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-10 (11)
12 7 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-9 (7)
13 18 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-6 (13)
14 9 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-15 (7)
15 24 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (15)
16 12 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-16 (1)
17 11 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-12 (2)
18 15 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-15 (4)
19 23 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (11)
20 17 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 (16)

21 22 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (21)
22 32 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-6 (22)
23 19 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-8 (13)
24 16 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-12 (8)
25 27 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-6 (25)
26 21 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (21)
27 14 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-13 (10)
28 29 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-6 (28)
29 20 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-11 (15)
30 26 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-7 (23)

31 33 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-5 (31)
32 25 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-21 (6)
33 34 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-7 (32)
34 40 THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-7 (33)
35 31 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-9 (20)
36 37 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-10 (36)
37 44 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-10 (22)
38 38 PLAIN JANE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (38)
39 53 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-3 (39)
40 39 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-6 (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 35 LUCKY LADYBUG –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-11 (14)
47 36 THE DIARY –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-13 (14)

POWER HITS:

41 65 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (41)
42 46 FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-6 (42)
43 58 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-4 (43)
45 82 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-2 (45)
46 45 NOBODY BUT YOU – Dee Clark (Abner) – Wks: 14 (21)
48 41 I’M A MAN – Fabian (Chancellor) – Wks: 8 (31)
49 76 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-3 (49)
50 55 NOLA –•– The Morgan Brothers (MGM)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

70 — NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (70)
72 — WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-1 (72)
75 — IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (75)
87 — NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Four Aces (Decca)-1 (87)
91 — IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (91)
93 — THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (93)
96 — THE SEARCH –•– Dean Reed (Capitol)-1 (96)
98 — CITY LIGHTS –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Dot)-1 (98)
100 — THE ANSWER TO A MAIDEN’S PRAYER –•– June Valli (Mercury)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 15th March, 1959
– Issue Date: 9th March, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 7 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-6 (2)
3 1 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-14 (1)
4 2 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-16 (2)
5 10 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-4 (5)
6 13 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-7 (6)
7 15 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (7)
8 5 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-9 (5)
9 6 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-14 (6)
10 4 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-16 (2)

11 11 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-11 (11)
12 8 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-10 (8)
13 12 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-10 (7)
14 9 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-12 (2)
15 22 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-7 (15)
16 19 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (11)
17 14 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-16 (7)
18 20 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 (16)
19 41 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (19)
20 21 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-7 (20)

21 17 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-13 (2)
22 18 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-16 (4)
23 23 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-9 (13)
24 27 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-14 (10)
25 16 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-17 (1)
26 24 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-13 (8)
27 25 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-7 (25)
28 37 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-11 (22)
29 29 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-12 (15)
30 28 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-7 (28)

31 26 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (21)
32 30 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-8 (23)
33 49 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-4 (33)
34 31 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-6 (31)
35 43 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-5 (35)
36 45 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-3 (36)
37 39 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-4 (37)
38 33 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-8 (32)
39 34 THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-8 (33)
40 32 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-22 (6)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 36 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE –•– Eugene Church and the Fellows (Class)-11 (36)
46 35 LITTLE SPACE GIRL –•– Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)-10 (20)
47 40 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-7 (39)
51 38 PLAIN JANE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 (38)

POWER HITS:

42 42 FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-7 (42)
43 55 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-7 (43)
44 91 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (44)
45 83 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-4 (45)
48 62 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (48)
49 52 MATILDA –•– Cookie and His Cupcakes (Judd)-8 (49)
50 67 TELLING LIES –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

55 — COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-1 (55)
66 — EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-1 (66)
81 — GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-1 (81)
85 — BALLAD OF A GIRL AND BOY –•– The Graduates (Shan-Todd)-1 (85)
86 — THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-1 (86)
90 — I GO APE –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
91 — NO REGRETS –•– Jimmy Barnes (Gibraltar)-1 (91)
93 — I KNEEL AT YOUR THRONE –•– Joe Medlin (Mercury)-1 (93)
94 — BECAUSE YOU’RE YOUNG –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (94)
95 — TEARDROPS ON YOUR LETTER –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (95)
96 — I CAN’T SIT DOWN –•– Marie and Rex (Carlton)-1 (96)
97 — PIOVE (Ciao, Ciao Bambina) –•– Domenico Modugno (Decca)-1 (97)
99 — CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-1 (99)
100 — OH WHY –•– The Teddy Bears (Imperial)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 22nd March, 1959
– Issue Date: 16th March, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-6 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-7 (2)
3 5 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-5 (3)
4 7 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (4)
5 3 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-15 (1)
6 6 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-8 (6)
7 4 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-17 (2)
8 15 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-8 (8)
9 19 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (9)
10 12 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-11 (8)

11 8 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-10 (5)
12 9 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-15 (6)
13 11 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-12 (11)
14 13 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-11 (7)
15 10 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-17 (2)
16 55 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-2 (16)
17 33 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-5 (17)
18 20 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (18)
19 14 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-13 (2)
20 36 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-4 (20)

21 44 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (21)
22 16 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (11)
23 18 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-10 (16)
24 27 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-8 (24)
25 37 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-5 (25)
26 17 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-17 (7)
27 43 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-8 (27)
28 26 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-14 (8)
29 31 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (21)
30 23 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-10 (13)

31 29 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-13 (15)
32 30 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-8 (28)
33 35 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-6 (33)
34 34 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-7 (31)
35 32 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-9 (23)
36 22 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-17 (4)
37 21 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-14 (2)
38 60 THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (38)
39 24 MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL –•– Reg Owen and His Orchestra (Palette)-15 (10)
40 25 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-18 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 28 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-12 (22)
49 38 DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-9 (32)
53 40 A LOVER’S QUESTION –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-23 (6)
54 39 THERE MUST BE A WAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-9 (33)

POWER HITS:

42 47 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-8 (39)
43 45 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-5 (43)
44 48 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (44)
45 42 FIRST ANNIVERSARY – Cathy Carr (Roulette) – Wks: 8 (42)
46 54 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (46)
47 79 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-3 (47)
48 41 PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE – Eugene Church & The Fellows (Class) – Wks: 12 (36)
50 56 WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

68 — THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-1 (68)
84 — SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-1 (84)
87 — AS TIME GOES BY –•– Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-1 (87)
89 — HURTIN’ INSIDE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (78)
96 — HEAVENLY LOVER –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (96)
98 — COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-1 (98)
99 — TEENAGE HEAVEN –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty)-1 (99)
100 — YEA-YEA (Class Cutter) –•– Dale Hawkins (Checker)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 29th March, 1959
– Issue Date: 23rd March, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-7 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-8 (2)
3 3 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-6 (3)
4 4 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (4)
5 8 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-9 (5)
6 16 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-3 (6)
7 6 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-9 (6)
8 5 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-16 (1)
9 9 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (9)
10 7 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-18 (2)

11 17 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-6 (11)
12 10 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-12 (8)
13 11 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-11 (5)
14 12 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-16 (6)
15 14 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-12 (7)
16 13 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-13 (11)
17 21 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (17)
18 25 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-6 (18)
19 18 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-9 (18)
20 20 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-5 (20)

21 15 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-18 (2)
22 22 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (11)
23 27 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-9 (23)
24 33 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-7 (24)
25 19 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-14 (2)
26 23 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-11 (16)
27 43 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-6 (27)
28 24 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-9 (24)
29 26 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-18 (7)
30 41 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-13 (22)

31 32 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-9 (28)
32 47 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-4 (32)
33 52 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-3 (33)
34 31 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-14 (15)
35 35 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-10 (23)
36 44 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (36)
37 30 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-11 (13)
38 60 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-3 (38)
39 38 THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-8 (38)
40 28 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-15 (8)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 40 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– The Platters (Mercury)-19 (1)
48 29 WITH THE WIND AND THE RAIN IN YOUR HAIR –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (21)
50 37 MY HAPPINESS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-15 (2)
52 34 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-8 (31)
54 36 GOTTA TRAVEL ON –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-18 (4)

POWER HITS:

41 57 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-4 (41)
42 55 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (42)
43 45 FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-9 (42)
44 42 NOLA – Billy Williams (Coral) – Wks: 9 (39)
46 46 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-4 (46)
47 51 MATILDA –•– Cookie and His Cupcakes (Judd)-10 (47)
49 58 I GO APE –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

64 — (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (64)
72 — THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-1 (72)
73 — FRIED EGGS –•– The Intruders (Fame)-1 (73)
79 — WISHFUL THINKING –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (End)-1 (79)
80 — COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– Ronnie Height (Dore)-1 (80)
81 — THE BEAT –•– The Rockin’ R’s (Tempus)-1 (81)
82 — RECORD HOP BLUES –•– The Quarter Notes (Wizz)-1 (82)
85 — TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-1 (85)
91 — FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (91)
93 — ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (93)
95 — JIMMY KISS AND RUN –•– Diane Maxwell (Challenge)-1 (95)
96 — SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-1 (96)
97 — THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (97)
98 — SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — TELL HIM NO –•– Dean and Marc (Bullseye)-1 (99)
100 — SWEET ANNIE LAURIE –•– Sammy Turner and the Twisters (Big Top)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 5th April, 1959
– Issue Date: 30th March, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-8 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 6 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-4 (2)
3 2 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-9 (2)
4 4 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (4)
5 5 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-10 (5)
6 3 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-7 (3)
7 9 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (7)
8 11 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-7 (8)
9 7 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-10 (6)
10 17 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (10)

11 18 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-7 (11)
12 10 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-19 (2)
13 20 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-6 (13)
14 33 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-4 (14)
15 16 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-14 (11)
16 8 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-17 (1)
17 27 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-7 (17)
18 24 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-8 (18)
19 12 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-13 (8)
20 14 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-17 (6)

21 13 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-12 (5)
22 19 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-10 (18)
23 41 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-5 (23)
24 15 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-13 (7)
25 42 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (25)
26 64 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (26)
27 46 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-5 (27)
28 38 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-4 (28)
29 36 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (29)
30 32 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-5 (30)

31 22 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (11)
32 72 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-2 (32)
33 — I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (33)
34 56 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-4 (34)
35 57 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-3 (35)
36 58 I’M NEVER GONNA TELL –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-6 (36)
37 23 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-10 (23)
38 26 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-12 (16)
39 31 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-10 (28)
40 39 THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-9 (38)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 28 I GOT A WIFE –•– The Mark IV (Mercury)-10 (24)
44 21 16 CANDLES –•– The Crests (Coed)-19 (2)
49 37 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Taddy Whack) –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-12 (13)
52 35 THE LONELY ONE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-11 (23)
56 25 THE ALL AMERICAN BOY –•– Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare) (Fraternity)-15 (2)
59 30 LA BAMBA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-14 (22)
60 34 (All Of a Sudden) MY HEART SINGS –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-15 (15)
63 29 LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-19 (7)
72 40 GOODBYE BABY –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-16 (8)

POWER HITS:

42 49 I GO APE –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (42)
43 44 NOLA –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-10 (39)
45 43 FIRST ANNIVERSARY –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette) – Wks: 10 (42)
46 52 (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-9 (31)
47 85 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-2 (47)
48 67 MOONLIGHT SERENADE –•– The Rivieras (Coed)-8 (48)
50 59 TELLING LIES –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

33 — I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (33)
61 — TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-1 (61)
69 — POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-1 (69)
70 — GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-1 (70)
79 — TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (79)
81 — NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Four Aces (Decca)-4 (74)
82 — THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-1 (82)
87 — ROCKIN’ CRICKETS –•– The Hot Toddys Featuring Bill Pennell (Shan-Todd)-1 (87)
88 — WHO’S THAT KNOCKIN’ –•– The Genies (Shad)-1 (88)
89 — HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (89)
90 — FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (90)
92 — A HOUSE OF LOVE –•– Scott Garrett (Laurie)-1 (92)
93 — STAR LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-1 (93)
95 — RAINING IN MY HEART –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-1 (95)
96 — ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (96)
97 — I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (97)
98 — BOOM-A-DIP-DIP –•– Stan Robinson (Monument)-1 (98)
99 — “YEP!” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (99)
100 — THE CHICK –•– Lee and Paul (Columbia)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 12th April, 1959
– Issue Date: 6th April, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-9 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-5 (2)
3 4 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (3)
4 8 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-8 (4)
5 5 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-11 (5)
6 7 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (6)
7 3 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-10 (2)
8 6 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-8 (3)
9 10 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (9)
10 14 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-5 (10)

11 9 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-11 (6)
12 33 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (12)
13 26 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (13)
14 18 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-9 (14)
15 17 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-8 (15)
16 15 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-15 (11)
17 11 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-8 (11)
18 13 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-7 (13)
19 16 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-18 (1)
20 32 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-3 (20)

21 28 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-5 (21)
22 25 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (22)
23 47 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-3 (23)
24 23 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-6 (23)
25 35 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-4 (25)
26 21 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-13 (5)
27 30 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-6 (27)
28 19 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-14 (8)
29 27 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (27)
30 20 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-18 (6)

31 12 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-20 (2)
32 22 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-11 (18)
33 29 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (29)
34 34 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-5 (34)
35 84 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (35)
36 53 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (36)
37 36 I’M NEVER GONNA TELL –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-7 (36)
38 31 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-14 (11)
39 79 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-2 (39)
40 58 HEAVENLY LOVER –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 24 TALL PAUL –•– Annette and the Afterbeats (Disneyland)-14 (7)
46 40 THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-10 (38)
47 37 RAW-HIDE –•– Link Wray and the Wraymen (Epic)-11 (23)
55 39 THE STORY OF MY LIFE –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-11 (28)
60 38 THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-13 (16)

POWER HITS:

42 42 I GO APE –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (42)
43 70 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-2 (43)
44 54 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-4 (44)
45 51 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– Ronnie Height (Dore)-3 (45)
48 48 MOONLIGHT SERENADE –•– The Rivieras (Coed)-9 (48)
49 41 I GOT A WIFE – The Mark IV (Mercury) – Wks: 11 (24)
50 82 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

77 — SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-1 (77)
82 — TELL HIM NO –•– Dean and Marc (Bullseye)-2 (82)
83 — LOVEY DOVEY –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (83)
95 — ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-1 (95)
96 — 77 SUNSET STRIP –•– Don Ralke (Warner Brothers)-1 (96)
98 — THAT’S MY LITTLE SUZIE –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-1 (98)
99 — I NEVER FELT LIKE THIS –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-1 (99)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 19th April, 1959
– Issue Date: 13th April, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-6 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-10 (1)
3 4 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-9 (3)
4 3 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-12 (3)
5 5 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-12 (5)
6 6 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (6)
7 7 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-11 (2)
8 13 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (8)
9 10 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-6 (9)
10 12 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (10)

11 9 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (9)
12 15 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-9 (12)
13 25 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-5 (13)
14 20 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-4 (14)
15 14 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-10 (14)
16 23 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-4 (16)
17 39 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (17)
18 8 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-9 (3)
19 11 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-12 (6)
20 21 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-6 (20)

21 50 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-3 (21)
22 35 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (22)
23 17 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-9 (11)
24 18 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-8 (13)
25 44 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-5 (25)
26 16 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-16 (11)
27 36 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (27)
28 24 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-7 (23)
29 22 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (22)
30 73 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (30)

31 27 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-7 (27)
32 29 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (27)
33 34 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-6 (33)
34 31 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-21 (2)
35 43 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-3 (35)
36 19 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-19 (1)
37 32 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-12 (18)
38 28 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-15 (8)
39 70 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-4 (39)
40 37 I’M NEVER GONNA TELL –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-8 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 30 I CRIED A TEAR –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-19 (6)
45 40 HEAVENLY LOVER –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-5 (40)
51 33 TOMBOY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (29)
55 26 PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) –•– Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)-14 (5)
56 38 MAY YOU ALWAYS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-15 (11)

POWER HITS:

41 46 THE HANGING TREE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-11 (38)
43 42 I GO APE –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor) – Wks: 6 (42)
44 78 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (44)
46 61 “YEP!” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-3 (46)
47 48 MOONLIGHT SERENADE –•– The Rivieras (Coed)-10 (47)
48 72 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-3 (48)
49 63 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-5 (49)
50 54 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

70 — GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-1 (70)
76 — THE KISSING TREE –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-1 (76)
78 — THE WALLS HAVE EARS –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (78)
81 — I STILL GET A THRILL (Thinking Of You) –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (81)
87 — BONAPARTE’S RETREAT –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-1 (87)
88 — I THINK I’M GONNA KILL MYSELF –•– Buddy Knox (Roulette)-1 (88)
90 — JO-JO THE DOG-FACED BOY –•– Annette (Buena Vista)-1 (90)
91 — I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-1 (91)
94 — LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-1 (94)
95 — QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-1 (95)
96 — MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-1 (96)
98 — LITTLE QUEENIE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (98)
99 — YOU CAN’T BE TRUE DEAR –•– The Mary Kaye Trio (Warner Brothers)-1 (99)
100 — KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 26th April, 1959
– Issue Date: 20th April, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-7 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-11 (1)
3 3 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-10 (3)
4 10 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (4)
5 8 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (5)
6 6 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (6)
7 9 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-7 (7)
8 4 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-13 (3)
9 5 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-13 (5)
10 11 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (9)

11 16 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-5 (11)
12 14 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-5 (12)
13 13 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-6 (13)
14 15 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-11 (14)
15 12 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-10 (12)
16 7 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-12 (2)
17 17 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (17)
18 21 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-4 (18)
19 22 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (19)
20 25 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-6 (20)

21 30 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (21)
22 20 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-7 (20)
23 27 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (23)
24 23 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-10 (11)
25 28 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-8 (23)
26 24 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-9 (13)
27 18 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-10 (3)
28 29 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (22)
29 19 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-13 (6)
30 46 “YEP!” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (30)

31 33 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-7 (31)
32 50 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-4 (32)
33 35 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-4 (33)
34 32 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (27)
35 26 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-17 (11)
36 67 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-4 (36)
37 49 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-6 (37)
38 39 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-5 (38)
39 48 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-4 (39)
40 44 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 31 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-8 (27)
46 40 I’M NEVER GONNA TELL –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-9 (36)
49 34 DONNA –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)-22 (2)
54 38 PETER GUNN –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-16 (8)
57 37 SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-13 (18)
64 36 STAGGER LEE –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-20 (1)

POWER HITS:

42 53 TELL HIM NO –•– Dean and Marc (Bullseye)-4 (42)
43 79 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-3 (43)
44 54 AS TIME GOES BY –•– Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-6 (44)
45 58 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-5 (45)
47 70 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-2 (47)
48 43 I GO APE – Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor) – Wks: 7 (42)
50 62 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– Ronnie Height (Dore)-5 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK:

62 — THE WANG DANG TAFFY-APPLE TANGO (Mambo Cha Cha Cha) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (62)
66 — ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (66)
69 — A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-1 (69)
72 — KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-1 (72)
75 — GOODNIGHT IRENE –•– Billy Williams (Coral)-1 (75)
78 — I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (78)
88 — YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-1 (88)
90 — DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (90)
93 — A TOUCH OF PINK –•– Jerry Wallace (Challenge)-1 (93)
94 — I KNEEL AT YOUR THRONE –•– Joe Medlin (Mercury)-4 (85)
95 — I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (95)
96 — WALKIN’ TO MOTHER’S –•– Ray Anthony (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — I TOLD MYSELF A LIE –•– Clyde McPhatter (MGM)-1 (97)
98 — THAT’S ALL I WANT –•– Bobby Day (Class)-1 (98)
99 — TWO BROTHERS –•– David Hill (Kapp)-1 (99)
100 — PIPE DREAMS –•– Jimmy Beck and His Orchestra (Champion)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 3rd May, 1959
– Issue Date: 27th April, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-8 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (2)
3 2 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-12 (1)
4 3 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-11 (3)
5 7 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-8 (5)
6 13 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-7 (6)
7 4 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (4)
8 11 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-6 (8)
9 20 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-7 (9)
10 17 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (10)

11 6 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (6)
12 15 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-11 (12)
13 19 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (13)
14 18 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-5 (14)
15 12 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-6 (12)
16 9 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-14 (5)
17 21 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (17)
18 14 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-12 (14)
19 8 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-14 (3)
20 10 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (9)

21 22 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-8 (20)
22 32 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-5 (22)
23 23 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (23)
24 71 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-3 (24)
25 72 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-2 (25)
26 16 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-13 (2)
27 36 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-5 (27)
28 38 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-6 (28)
29 26 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-10 (13)
30 43 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-4 (30)

31 37 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-7 (31)
32 47 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-3 (32)
33 40 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (33)
34 69 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-2 (34)
35 33 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-5 (33)
36 79 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-3 (36)
37 31 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-8 (31)
38 55 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-4 (38)
39 39 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5 (39)
40 30 “YEP!” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (30)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 25 WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day) –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-9 (23)
43 29 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-14 (6)
45 28 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (22)
47 24 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-11 (11)
48 34 NO OTHER ARMS, NO OTHER LIPS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-9 (27)
49 35 THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-18 (11)
50 27 ALVIN’S HARMONICA –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-11 (3)

POWER HITS:

42 42 TELL HIM NO –•– Dean and Marc (Bullseye)-5 (42)
44 45 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-6 (44)
46 41 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM) – Wks: 9 (27)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-1 (65)
76 — THERE’S NO FOOL LIKE A YOUNG FOOL –•– Tab Hunter (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
77 — FRANKIE’S MAN JOHNNY –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (77)
80 — CASTIN’ MY SPELL –•– The Johnny Otis Show (Capitol)-1 (80)
81 — LITTLE QUEENIE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-2 (81)
83 — MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-2 (83)
87 — ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-1 (87)
88 — CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-1 (88)
89 — GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-1 (89)
93 — THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-1 (93)
95 — YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (95)
96 — A STRING OF TRUMPETS –•– The Trumpeteers (Splash)-1 (96)
99 — SUMMER DREAMS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (99)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 10th May, 1959
– Issue Date: 4th May, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-9 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 6 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-8 (2)
3 9 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-8 (3)
4 4 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-12 (3)
5 5 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-9 (5)
6 2 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (2)
7 7 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (4)
8 8 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-7 (8)
9 3 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-13 (1)
10 10 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (10)

11 14 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-6 (11)
12 13 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (12)
13 17 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (13)
14 12 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-12 (12)
15 15 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-7 (12)
16 24 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-4 (16)
17 22 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-6 (17)
18 11 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (6)
19 25 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-3 (19)
20 34 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-3 (20)

21 16 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-15 (5)
22 27 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-6 (22)
23 18 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-13 (14)
24 30 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-5 (24)
25 21 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-9 (20)
26 23 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (23)
27 36 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-4 (27)
28 28 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-7 (28)
29 53 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-3 (29)
30 19 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-15 (3)

31 31 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-8 (31)
32 39 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (32)
33 38 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-5 (33)
34 32 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-4 (32)
35 20 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (9)
36 93 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-2 (36)
37 35 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-6 (33)
38 54 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (38)
39 29 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-11 (13)
40 44 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 33 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (33)
42 37 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-9 (31)
43 26 CHARLIE BROWN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-14 (2)
46 40 “YEP!” –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (30)

POWER HITS:

44 47 PLEASE MR. SUN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-12 (11)
45 42 TELL HIM NO –•– Dean And Marc (Bullseye) – Wks: 6 (42)
47 46 THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM) – Wks: 10 (27)
48 65 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-2 (48)
49 51 LOVEY DOVEY –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-5 (49)
50 43 I’VE HAD IT –•– The Bell Notes (Time) – Wks: 15 (6)

NEW THIS WEEK:

73 — KANSAS CITY –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-1 (73)
77 — LONESOME OLD HOUSE –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (77)
81 — JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-1 (81)
84 — THE WALLS HAVE EARS –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (77)
85 — PEACE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (85)
87 — YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (87)
89 — YOUNG IDEAS –•– Chico Holiday (RCA Victor)-1 (89)
90 — WHITE LIGHTNING –•– George Jones (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 — FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (92)
95 — OLD SPANISH TOWN –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-1 (95)
96 — SEPARATE WAYS –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (96)
98 — KANSAS CITY –•– Rocky Olson (Chess)-1 (98)
99 — THREE STARS –•– Ruby Wright (King)-1 (99)
100 — TALK OF THE SCHOOL –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 17th May, 1959
– Issue Date: 11th May, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-9 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-9 (2)
3 1 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-10 (1)
4 19 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-4 (2)
5 6 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (2)
6 16 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-5 (6)
7 5 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-10 (5)
8 4 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-13 (3)
9 10 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-7 (9)
10 7 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (4)

11 8 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-8 (8)
12 20 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-4 (12)
13 11 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-7 (11)
14 9 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-14 (1)
15 12 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (12)
16 29 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (16)
17 13 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (13)
18 17 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-7 (17)
19 27 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-5 (19)
20 24 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-6 (20)

21 15 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-8 (12)
22 14 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-13 (12)
23 36 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-3 (23)
24 34 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-5 (24)
25 33 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-6 (25)
26 18 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (6)
27 22 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-7 (22)
28 38 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (28)
29 35 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (9)
30 26 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (23)

31 25 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-10 (20)
32 21 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-16 (5)
33 23 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-14 (14)
34 28 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-8 (28)
35 37 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-7 (33)
36 32 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (32)
37 31 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-9 (31)
38 48 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-3 (38)
39 30 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-16 (3)
40 41 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 40 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-8 (40)
44 39 IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Buddy Holly (Coral)-12 (13)

POWER HITS:

42 45 TELL HIM NO –•– Dean and Marc (Bullseye)-7 (42)
43 56 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-5 (43)
45 70 GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-3 (45)
46 42 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA – Sam Cooke (Keen) – Wks: 10 (31)
47 66 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-3 (47)
48 81 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-2 (48)
49 61 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-5 (49)
50 60 BONAPARTE’S RETREAT –•– Billy Grammer (Monument)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

75 — I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (75)
86 — ROCKIN’ CRICKETS –•– The Hot Toddys Featuring Bill Pennell (Shan-Todd)-3 (85)
87 — MARGIE –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (87)
92 — ETERNALLY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-1 (92)
93 — LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-1 (93)
96 — TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (96)
97 — KANSAS CITY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (97)
100 — LOVE ME IN THE DAYTIME –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 24th May, 1959
– Issue Date: 18th May, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 6 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-6 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 2 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-10 (2)
3 1 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-10 (1)
4 4 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-5 (4)
5 12 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-5 (5)
6 16 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (6)
7 23 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-4 (7)
8 19 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-6 (8)
9 9 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-8 (9)
10 8 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-14 (3)

11 5 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (2)
12 7 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-11 (5)
13 15 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (12)
14 20 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-7 (14)
15 3 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-11 (1)
16 18 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-8 (16)
17 10 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (4)
18 28 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (18)
19 11 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-9 (8)
20 17 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-9 (13)

21 25 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-7 (21)
22 38 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-4 (22)
23 24 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-6 (23)
24 13 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-8 (11)
25 21 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-9 (12)
26 14 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-15 (1)
27 22 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-14 (12)
28 27 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-8 (22)
29 34 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-9 (28)
30 37 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-10 (30)

31 35 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-8 (31)
32 36 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8 (32)
33 26 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (6)
34 43 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 29 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (9)
36 41 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-9 (36)
37 30 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (23)
38 31 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-11 (20)
39 33 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-15 (14)
40 49 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 32 TRAGEDY –•– Thomas Wayne with the DeLons (Fernwood)-17 (5)
47 40 I MISS YOU SO –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (33)
49 39 IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-17 (3)

POWER HITS:

41 46 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-11 (31)
42 45 GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-4 (42)
43 51 AS TIME GOES BY –•– Johnny Nash (ABC-Paramount)-10 (43)
45 48 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-3 (45)
46 75 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (46)
48 54 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-5 (48)
50 64 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

57 — LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (57)
63 — SO CLOSE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (63)
64 — MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (64)
66 — FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (66)
74 — TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-1 (74)
77 — HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HIM SO –•– Peggy Lee (Capitol)-1 (77)
80 — BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-1 (80)
85 — GRADUATION’S HERE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-1 (85)
86 — JUDY –•– David Seville (Liberty)-1 (86)
87 — HEY, LITTLE LUCY (Don’tcha Put No Lipstick On) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (87)
88 — ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (88)
90 — THE CLASS –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-1 (90)
91 — RUSSIAN BAND STAND –•– Spencer and Spencer with the Sonia Pryor Choir (Argo)-1 (91)
92 — (I Don’t Care) ONLY LOVE ME –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-1 (92)
94 — THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-1 (94)
98 — SOMEONE TO COME HOME TO –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
100 — I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEART –•– Al Martino (20th Fox)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 31st May, 1959
– Issue Date: 25th May, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-7 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 7 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-5 (2)
3 6 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (3)
4 2 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-11 (2)
5 4 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-6 (4)
6 3 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-11 (1)
7 5 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-6 (5)
8 8 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-7 (8)
9 22 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-5 (9)
10 14 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-8 (10)

11 11 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (2)
12 9 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-9 (9)
13 18 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (13)
14 21 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-8 (14)
15 12 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-12 (5)
16 13 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (12)
17 10 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-15 (3)
18 23 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-7 (18)
19 16 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-9 (16)
20 17 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (4)

21 15 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-12 (1)
22 19 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-10 (8)
23 20 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-10 (13)
24 24 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-9 (11)
25 27 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-15 (12)
26 28 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-9 (22)
27 25 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-10 (12)
28 40 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-7 (28)
29 46 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (29)
30 53 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-3 (30)

31 26 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-16 (1)
32 29 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-10 (28)
33 31 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-9 (31)
34 45 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-4 (34)
35 36 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-10 (35)
36 34 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-7 (34)
37 30 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-11 (30)
38 32 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9 (32)
39 39 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-16 (14)
40 33 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-14 (6)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 37 FOR A PENNY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (23)
50 38 THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER –•– Rod Bernard (Argo)-12 (20)
64 35 IT’S LATE –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-13 (9)

POWER HITS:

41 57 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-2 (41)
43 66 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-2 (43)
44 48 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-6 (44)
45 42 GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix) – Wks: 5 (42)
46 56 YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (46)
47 61 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-6 (47)
48 80 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-2 (48)
49 41 EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA –•– Sam Cooke (Keen) – Wks: 12 (31)

NEW THIS WEEK:

60 — BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (60)
63 — A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (63)
75 — I MUST BE DREAMING –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (75)
77 — WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (77)
81 — HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-1 (81)
87 — THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-1 (87)
88 — WHITE LIGHTNING –•– George Jones (Mercury)-3 (73)
89 — THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– Big Jay McNeely and Band (Swingin’)-1 (89)
92 — LONELY SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Don French (Lancer)-1 (92)
96 — STRAIGHT FLUSH –•– The Frantics (Dolton)-1 (96)
98 — WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-1 (98)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 7th June, 1959
– Issue Date: 1st June, 1959

Note: This week introduces the Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-6 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-8 (1)
3 3 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 (3)
4 8 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-8 (4)
5 9 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-6 (5)
6 7 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-7 (5)
7 5 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-7 (4)
8 4 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-12 (2)
9 10 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 6 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-12 (1)

11 18 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-8 (11)
12 14 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-9 (12)
13 13 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (13)
14 12 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-10 (9)
15 30 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-4 (15)
16 16 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (12)
17 29 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (17)
18 19 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-10 (16)
19 11 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (2)
20 17 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-16 (3)

21 15 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-13 (5)
22 43 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (22)
23 41 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (23)
24 28 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-8 (24)
25 23 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-11 (13)
26 22 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-11 (8)
27 24 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-10 (11)
28 36 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-8 (28)
29 20 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (4)
30 61 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-3 (30)

31 47 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-7 (31)
32 34 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-5 (32)
33 44 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-7 (33)
34 21 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-13 (1)
35 60 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-2 (35)
36 56 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-6 (36)
37 51 TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-3 (37)
38 48 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-3 (38)
39 33 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-10 (31)
40 38 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (32)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 26 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-10 (22)
42 32 SIX NIGHTS A WEEK –•– The Crests (Coed)-11 (28)
43 27 THE TIJUANA JAIL –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-11 (12)
46 25 SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-16 (12)
48 35 SOMEONE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-11 (35)
50 37 COME TO ME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-12 (30)
80 40 NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-15 (6)
89 31 VENUS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-17 (1)
91 39 SEA CRUISE –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-17 (14)

POWER HITS:

44 53 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-7 (44)
45 46 YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (45)
47 67 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-3 (47)
49 55 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

52 — LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (52)
60 — I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-1 (60)
68 — RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (68)
71 — LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-2 (71)
73 — DANNY BOY –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-1 (73)
74 — VELVET WATERS –•– The Megatrons (Acousticon)-1 (74)
76 — OLD SPANISH TOWN –•– The Bell Notes (Time)-4 (76)
82 — MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-1 (82)
86 — IT’S ONLY THE GOOD TIMES –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (86)
87 — THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-1 (87)
90 — SWEET CHILE –•– Sheb Wooley (MGM)-1 (90)
93 — MARY ANN THOMAS –•– Bobby Freeman (Josie)-1 (93)
94 — HEY, LITTLE LUCY (Don’tcha Put No Lipstick On) –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-2 (87)
95 — YES-SIR-EE –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-1 (95)
96 — LIKE YOUNG –•– Andre Previn with David Rose (MGM)-1 (96)
97 — POINTED TOE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — CHERRYSTONE –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Del-Fi)-1 (99)
100 — JACK O’DIAMONDS –•– Ruth Brown (Atlantic)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 14th June, 1959
– Issue Date: 8th June, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-7 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-8 (2)
3 5 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-7 (3)
4 2 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-9 (1)
5 4 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-9 (4)
6 6 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-8 (5)
7 7 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-8 (4)
8 8 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-13 (2)
9 9 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-10 (9)
10 10 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-13 (1)

11 15 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-5 (11)
12 13 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (12)
13 12 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-10 (12)
14 11 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-9 (11)
15 30 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-4 (15)
16 17 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (16)
17 23 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (17)
18 52 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (18)
19 22 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (19)
20 32 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-6 (20)

21 16 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (12)
22 14 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-11 (9)
23 36 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-7 (23)
24 38 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-4 (24)
25 35 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-3 (25)
26 49 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-4 (26)
27 19 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (2)
28 24 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-9 (24)
29 21 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-14 (5)
30 20 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-17 (3)

31 31 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-8 (31)
32 44 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-8 (32)
33 18 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-11 (16)
34 28 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-9 (28)
35 60 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-2 (35)
36 25 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-12 (13)
37 71 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-3 (37)
38 54 SO CLOSE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (38)
39 66 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-3 (39)
40 39 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-11 (31)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 37 TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-4 (37)
42 40 ALMOST GROWN –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (32)
46 29 I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (4)
50 33 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-8 (33)
57 27 THREE STARS –•– Tommy Dee (Crest)-11 (11)
58 26 TELL HIM NO –•– Travis and Bob (Sandy)-12 (8)
60 34 COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolphin)-14 (1)

POWER HITS:

43 47 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-4 (43)
44 41 POOR JENNY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence) – Wks: 11 (22)
45 65 THE CLASS –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-4 (45)
47 59 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-3 (47)
48 64 GRADUATION’S HERE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-4 (48)
49 58 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

67 — I’M GONNA CHANGE HIM –•– Cathy Carr (Roulette)-1 (67)
71 — ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-1 (71)
84 — FORTY DAYS –•– Ronnie Hawkins (Roulette)-1 (84)
85 — KANSAS CITY –•– Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (King)-5 (72)
92 — I KNOW –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (92)
95 — LA PLUME DE MA TANTE –•– Hugo and Luigi (RCA Victor)-1 (95)
98 — ONE LOVE, ONE HEART –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — FLOWER OF LOVE –•– The Crests (Coed)-1 (99)
100 — THE WHISTLING ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 21st June, 1959
– Issue Date: 15th June, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-8 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-8 (2)
3 2 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-9 (2)
4 5 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-10 (4)
5 4 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-10 (1)
6 6 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-9 (5)
7 11 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-6 (7)
8 18 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (8)
9 7 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-9 (4)
10 9 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-11 (9)

11 13 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-11 (11)
12 8 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-14 (2)
13 15 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-5 (13)
14 10 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-14 (1)
15 17 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (15)
16 19 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (16)
17 12 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (12)
18 14 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-10 (11)
19 16 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (16)
20 25 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-4 (20)

21 24 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-5 (21)
22 20 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-7 (20)
23 23 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-8 (23)
24 39 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-4 (24)
25 32 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-9 (25)
26 26 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-5 (26)
27 31 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-9 (27)
28 69 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-4 (28)
29 35 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-3 (29)
30 22 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-12 (9)

31 47 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-4 (31)
32 21 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (12)
33 28 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-10 (24)
34 34 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-10 (28)
35 37 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-4 (35)
36 62 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-3 (36)
37 56 RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-3 (37)
38 43 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-5 (38)
39 45 THE CLASS –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-5 (39)
40 50 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-9 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 30 PINK SHOE LACES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-18 (3)
43 27 (Now and Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (2)
45 29 GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE –•– The Virtues (Hunt)-15 (5)
50 33 TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-12 (16)
52 40 GUESS WHO –•– Jesse Belvin (RCA Victor)-12 (31)
58 38 SO CLOSE –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (38)
69 36 THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-13 (13)

POWER HITS:

41 54 GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-8 (41)
44 48 GRADUATION’S HERE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-5 (44)
46 41 TALL COOL ONE – The Wailers (Golden Crest) – Wks: 5 (37)
47 59 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-8 (47)
48 77 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (48)
49 49 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-4 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

55 — TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (55)
61 — TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (61)
62 — SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (62)
74 — M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-1 (74)
80 — WONDERFUL YOU –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (80)
81 — WITH MY EYES WIDE OPEN I’M DREAMING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (81)
88 — LITTLE BOY BLUE –•– Huelyn Duvall (Challenge)-1 (88)
92 — TABOO –•– Arthur Lymon (Hi Fi)-1 (92)
93 — A PRAYER AND A JUKE BOX –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (End)-1 (93)
95 — THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-2 (87)
96 — FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (96)
97 — SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — WITH MY EYES WIDE OPEN I’M DREAMING –•– Enoch Light and the Light Brigade (Grand Award)-1 (99)
100 — CAP AND GOWN –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 28th June, 1959
– Issue Date: 22nd June, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-9 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-9 (2)
3 3 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-10 (2)
4 8 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (4)
5 5 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-11 (1)
6 4 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-11 (4)
7 7 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-7 (7)
8 6 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-10 (5)
9 13 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-6 (9)
10 15 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (10)

11 16 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (11)
12 10 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-12 (9)
13 20 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (13)
14 9 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-10 (4)
15 11 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-12 (11)
16 21 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-6 (16)
17 24 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-5 (17)
18 19 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (16)
19 29 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-4 (19)
20 12 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-15 (2)

21 28 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (21)
22 22 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-8 (20)
23 17 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (12)
24 23 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-9 (23)
25 14 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-15 (1)
26 27 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-10 (26)
27 18 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-11 (11)
28 38 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-6 (28)
29 26 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-6 (26)
30 36 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-4 (30)

31 25 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-10 (25)
32 35 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-5 (32)
33 31 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-5 (31)
34 55 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-2 (34)
35 37 RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-4 (35)
36 46 TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-6 (36)
37 34 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-11 (28)
38 39 THE CLASS –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-6 (38)
39 44 GRADUATION’S HERE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-6 (39)
40 49 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 40 I WAITED TOO LONG –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-10 (33)
44 33 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-11 (24)
45 32 ENCHANTED –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (12)
47 30 TURN ME LOOSE –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-13 (9)

POWER HITS:

41 48 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (41)
43 47 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-9 (43)
46 51 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-4 (46)
48 41 GIDGET –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix) – Wks: 9 (41)
49 74 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-2 (49)
50 96 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

56 — BACK IN THE U.S.A. –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (56)
60 — LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-1 (60)
63 — I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (63)
68 — REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (68)
82 — GOTTA NEW GIRL –•– Bobby Day (Class)-1 (82)
83 — LIKE YOUNG –•– Andre Previn with David Rose (MGM)-2 (83)
84 — I LOVE AN ANGEL –•– Little Bill and the Bluenotes (Dolton)-1 (84)
85 — CHERRYSTONE –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Del-Fi)-3 (85)
86 — I MUST BE DREAMING –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (69)
97 — CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-1 (97)
98 — IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-1 (98)
100 — OH, WHAT A FOOL –•– The Impalas (Cub)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 5th July, 1959
– Issue Date: 29th June, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-10 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-10 (2)
3 4 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (3)
4 3 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-11 (2)
5 10 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (5)
6 7 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-8 (6)
7 5 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-12 (1)
8 6 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-12 (4)
9 9 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-7 (9)
10 8 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-11 (5)

11 11 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (11)
12 17 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-6 (12)
13 13 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-6 (13)
14 16 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-7 (14)
15 19 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-5 (15)
16 21 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-6 (16)
17 26 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-11 (17)
18 22 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-9 (18)
19 34 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (19)
20 33 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-6 (20)

21 31 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-11 (21)
22 15 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-13 (11)
23 12 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-13 (9)
24 14 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-11 (4)
25 28 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-7 (25)
26 40 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-6 (26)
27 30 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-5 (27)
28 49 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-3 (28)
29 18 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (16)
30 24 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-10 (23)

31 50 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-3 (31)
32 35 RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-5 (32)
33 32 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-6 (32)
34 41 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (34)
35 54 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (35)
36 27 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-12 (11)
37 29 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-7 (26)
38 25 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-16 (1)
39 43 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-10 (39)
40 23 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 20 SORRY (I Ran All the Way Home) –•– The Impalas (Cub)-16 (2)
43 37 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia)-12 (28)
56 36 TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-7 (36)
57 39 GRADUATION’S HERE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-7 (39)
61 38 THE CLASS –•– Chubby Checker (Parkway)-7 (38)

POWER HITS:

42 51 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-4 (42)
44 53 I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEART –•– Al Martino (20th Fox)-7 (44)
45 64 FORTY DAYS –•– Ronnie Hawkins (Roulette)-4 (45)
46 62 WONDERFUL YOU –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-3 (46)
47 44 LONELY FOR YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton) – Wks: 12 (24)
48 63 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-2 (48)
49 60 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-2 (49)
50 46 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International) – Wks: 5 (46)

NEW THIS WEEK:

63 — JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (63)
67 — THE QUIET THREE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (67)
79 — YES-SIR-EE –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-2 (79)
85 — TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-1 (85)
86 — ONE LOVE, ONE HEART –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-3 (82)
87 — SWEET SOMEONE –•– Eddie and Betty (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
89 — THE FIVE PENNIES –•– Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)-1 (89)
90 — SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-1 (90)
93 — KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (93)
94 — BEACH TIME –•– Roger Smith (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
98 — HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-1 (98)
99 — HAPPY VACATION –•– Jackie Lee (Swan)-1 (99)
100 — THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 12th July, 1959
– Issue Date: 6th July, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-11 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (2)
3 2 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-11 (2)
4 4 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-12 (2)
5 5 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (5)
6 12 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-7 (6)
7 6 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-9 (6)
8 13 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-7 (8)
9 11 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (9)
10 19 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (10)

11 9 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-8 (9)
12 16 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-7 (12)
13 17 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-12 (13)
14 8 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-13 (4)
15 14 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-8 (14)
16 15 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-6 (15)
17 7 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-13 (1)
18 28 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-4 (18)
19 10 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-12 (5)
20 21 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-12 (20)

21 18 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-10 (18)
22 20 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-7 (20)
23 31 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (23)
24 35 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (24)
25 26 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-7 (25)
26 27 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-6 (26)
27 25 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-8 (25)
28 34 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 22 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-14 (11)
30 33 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-7 (30)

31 49 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-3 (31)
32 42 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-5 (32)
33 48 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-3 (33)
34 39 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-11 (34)
35 23 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-14 (9)
36 30 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-11 (23)
37 32 RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-6 (32)
38 24 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-12 (4)
39 29 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (16)
40 46 WONDERFUL YOU –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

52 40 ENDLESSLY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-12 (12)
67 37 MY MELANCHOLY BABY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-8 (26)
70 38 THE HAPPY ORGAN –•– Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)-17 (1)
73 36 GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-13 (11)

POWER HITS:

41 52 BACK IN THE U.S.A. –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-3 (41)
42 63 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (42)
43 — A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (43)
44 43 I’VE COME OF AGE –•– Billy Storm (Columbia) – Wks: 13 (28)
45 74 CAP AND GOWN –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 44 I CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEART –•– Al Martino (20th Fox) – Wks: 8 (44)
47 67 THE QUIET THREE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-2 (47)
48 56 TALL COOL ONE –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-8 (36)
49 58 REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (49)
50 50 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-6 (46)

NEW THIS WEEK:

43 — A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (43)
53 — SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (53)
65 — RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-1 (65)
78 — BEI MIR BIST DU SCHON –•– Louis Prima and Keely Smith (Dot)-1 (78)
82 — WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-1 (82)
84 — TEN THOUSAND DRUMS –•– Carl Smith (Columbia)-1 (84)
85 — SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-1 (85)
89 — WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-1 (89)
96 — LONELY GUITAR –•– Annette (Buena Vista)-1 (96)
97 — SWEET SUGAR LIPS –•– The Kalin Twins (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — CRACKIN’ UP –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-1 (98)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 19th July, 1959
– Issue Date: 13th July, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-12 (1)
3 3 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-12 (2)
4 6 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 5 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (5)
6 10 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (6)
7 4 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-13 (2)
8 7 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-10 (6)
9 13 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-13 (9)
10 12 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-8 (10)

11 16 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-7 (11)
12 8 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-8 (8)
13 23 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (13)
14 9 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-9 (9)
15 18 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-5 (15)
16 11 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-9 (9)
17 20 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-13 (17)
18 24 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (18)
19 15 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-9 (14)
20 28 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (20)

21 14 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-14 (4)
22 21 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-11 (18)
23 25 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-8 (23)
24 53 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (24)
25 43 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (25)
26 31 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-4 (26)
27 22 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-8 (20)
28 32 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-6 (28)
29 17 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-14 (1)
30 26 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-7 (26)

31 27 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-9 (25)
32 42 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (32)
33 19 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-13 (5)
34 34 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-12 (34)
35 33 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (33)
36 65 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-2 (36)
37 41 BACK IN THE U.S.A. –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-4 (37)
38 30 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-8 (30)
39 — MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (39)
40 59 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 29 SO FINE –•– The Fiestas (Old Town)-15 (11)
50 35 ONLY YOU –•– Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)-15 (9)
52 37 RING-A-LING-A-LARIO –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-7 (32)
57 36 CROSSFIRE –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-12 (23)
58 40 WONDERFUL YOU –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-5 (40)
61 39 I’M READY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (16)
80 38 KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) –•– Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens (Warner Brothers)-13 (4)

POWER HITS:

41 50 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-7 (41)
42 49 REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (42)
43 82 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-2 (43)
44 64 THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– Big Jay McNeely and Band (Swingin’)-8 (44)
46 69 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-3 (46)
47 57 I KNOW –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (47)
48 85 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-2 (48)
49 72 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-4 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

39 — MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (39)
76 — THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (76)
87 — KATY TOO –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two (Sun)-1 (87)
88 — TENNESSEE STUD –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-1 (88)
93 — TO A SOLDIER BOY –•– The Tassels (Madison)-1 (93)
94 — I’M COMING HOME –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-1 (94)
95 — ROCKIN’ IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Eternals (Hollywood)-1 (95)
96 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Shirelles (Scepter)-1 (96)
97 — LITTLE GIRL –•– Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi Limited Valens Memorial Series)-1 (97)
98 — BELLS, BELLS, BELLS (The Bell Song) –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-1 (98)
99 — I STILL GET JEALOUS –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — ON AN EVENING IN ROMA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 26th July, 1959
– Issue Date: 20th July, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-13 (1)
3 6 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (3)
4 4 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 3 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-13 (2)
6 9 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-14 (6)
7 8 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-11 (6)
8 5 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (5)
9 25 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (9)
10 7 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-14 (2)

11 12 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-9 (8)
12 13 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (12)
13 11 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-8 (11)
14 10 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-9 (10)
15 14 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-10 (9)
16 20 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (16)
17 18 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (17)
18 24 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (18)
19 15 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-6 (15)
20 17 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-14 (17)

21 27 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-9 (20)
22 23 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-9 (22)
23 32 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (23)
24 26 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-5 (24)
25 36 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-3 (25)
26 19 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-10 (14)
27 39 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (27)
28 35 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (28)
29 31 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-10 (25)
30 30 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-8 (26)

31 34 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-13 (31)
32 22 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-12 (18)
33 43 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-3 (33)
34 33 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-14 (5)
35 46 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-4 (35)
36 16 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-10 (9)
37 21 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-15 (4)
38 48 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-3 (38)
39 28 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-7 (28)
40 54 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 38 LITTLE DIPPER –•– The Mickey Mozart Quintet (Roulette)-9 (30)
43 40 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-6 (40)
44 29 KANSAS CITY –•– Wilbert Harrison (Fury)-15 (1)
58 37 BACK IN THE U.S.A. –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5 (37)

POWER HITS:

41 42 REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (41)
45 44 THERE IS SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– Big Jay McNeely and Band (Swingin’) – Wks: 9 (44)
46 51 LIKE YOUNG –•– Andre Previn with David Rose (MGM)-6 (46)
47 55 THE QUIET THREE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (47)
48 49 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-5 (48)
49 41 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International) – Wks: 8 (41)
50 69 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

79 — SUGAREE –•– Rusty York (Chess)-1 (79)
82 — WITH ALL OF MY HEART –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (82)
89 — MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (89)
90 — CRY –•– The Knightsbridge Strings (Top Rank)-1 (90)
93 — MARTINIQUE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-1 (93)
95 — LINDA LU –•– Ray Sharpe (Jamie)-1 (95)
97 — A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-1 (97)
98 — MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
99 — BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — SUMMER’S LOVE –•– Richard Barrett and the Chantels (Gone)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 2nd August, 1959
– Issue Date: 27th July, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-9 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-14 (1)
3 3 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-7 (3)
4 4 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-10 (4)
5 9 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (5)
6 6 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-15 (6)
7 16 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (7)
8 8 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (5)
9 12 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-7 (9)
10 5 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-14 (2)

11 23 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (11)
12 24 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-6 (12)
13 13 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-9 (11)
14 22 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-10 (14)
15 18 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (15)
16 11 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-10 (8)
17 14 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-10 (10)
18 25 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-4 (18)
19 19 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-7 (15)
20 17 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (17)

21 20 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-15 (17)
22 27 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (22)
23 21 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-10 (20)
24 15 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-11 (9)
25 28 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (25)
26 33 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-4 (26)
27 7 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-12 (6)
28 35 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-5 (28)
29 10 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-15 (2)
30 40 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-7 (30)

31 55 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-4 (31)
32 48 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-6 (32)
33 50 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-6 (33)
34 31 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-14 (31)
35 38 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-4 (35)
36 52 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-5 (36)
37 26 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-11 (14)
38 29 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-11 (25)
39 49 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-9 (39)
40 39 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-8 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 30 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-9 (26)
43 32 JUST KEEP IT UP –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-13 (18)
51 36 ALONG CAME JONES –•– The Coasters (Atco)-11 (9)
55 37 QUIET VILLAGE –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-16 (4)
61 34 A TEENAGER IN LOVE –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-15 (5)

POWER HITS:

42 43 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-7 (40)
44 41 REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury) – Wks: 6 (41)
45 53 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-5 (45)
46 47 THE QUIET THREE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (46)
47 60 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (47)
48 51 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-7 (48)
49 54 TEN THOUSAND DRUMS –•– Carl Smith (Columbia)-4 (49)
50 57 LONELY GUITAR –•– Annette (Buena Vista)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

63 — THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-1 (63)
67 — I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (67)
95 — SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-1 (95)
96 — SO HIGH SO LOW –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (96)
97 — WITH OPEN ARMS –•– Jane Morgan (Kapp)-1 (97)
98 — HALF-BREED –•– Marvin Rainwater (MGM)-1 (98)
99 — YOU DON’T KNOW GIRLS –•– Kathy Linden (Felsted)-1 (99)
100 — WHO SHOT SAM –•– George Jones (Mercury)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 9th August, 1959
– Issue Date: 3rd August, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-10 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (2)
3 6 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-16 (3)
4 2 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-15 (1)
5 3 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-8 (3)
6 7 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (6)
7 4 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-11 (4)
8 12 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-7 (8)
9 15 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-5 (9)
10 9 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-8 (9)

11 8 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-12 (5)
12 11 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (11)
13 14 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-11 (13)
14 22 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (14)
15 26 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-5 (15)
16 18 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-5 (16)
17 13 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-10 (11)
18 28 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-6 (18)
19 10 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-15 (2)
20 25 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (20)

21 35 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-5 (21)
22 33 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-7 (22)
23 16 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-11 (8)
24 17 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-11 (10)
25 31 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-5 (25)
26 30 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-8 (26)
27 24 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-12 (9)
28 47 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (28)
29 21 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-16 (17)
30 19 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-8 (15)

31 34 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-15 (31)
32 63 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-2 (32)
33 36 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-6 (33)
34 32 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-7 (32)
35 20 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (17)
36 23 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-11 (20)
37 45 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-6 (37)
38 42 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-8 (38)
39 66 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-3 (39)
40 41 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-10 (26)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 27 TALLAHASSEE LASSIE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-13 (6)
44 38 THE WONDER OF YOU –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-12 (25)
46 29 DREAM LOVER –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-16 (2)
47 39 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-10 (39)
48 40 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-9 (28)
50 37 BONGO ROCK –•– Preston Epps (Original Sound)-12 (14)

POWER HITS:

42 57 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-6 (42)
43 49 TEN THOUSAND DRUMS –•– Carl Smith (Columbia)-5 (43)
45 44 REMEMBER WHEN –•– The Platters (Mercury) – Wks: 7 (41)
49 59 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-1 (65)
66 — RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-1 (66)
70 — LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (70)
73 — CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-1 (73)
75 — ANGEL FACE –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-1 (75)
76 — MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-1 (76)
89 — TIME MARCHES ON –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (89)
91 — I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-1 (91)
92 — SOLDIER’S JOY –•– Hawkshaw Hawkins (Columbia)-1 (92)
94 — MIDNIGHT FLYER –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — I GOT STRIPES –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — MIAMI –•– Eugene Church (Class)-1 (96)
99 — GEE –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-1 (99)
100 — ALIMONY –•– Frankie Ford (Ace)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 16th August, 1959
– Issue Date: 10th August, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-11 (1)
3 3 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-17 (3)
4 6 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 8 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-8 (5)
6 5 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-9 (3)
7 4 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-16 (1)
8 13 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-12 (8)
9 15 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-6 (9)
10 7 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-12 (4)

11 10 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-9 (9)
12 9 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-6 (9)
13 12 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (11)
14 14 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (14)
15 21 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-6 (15)
16 32 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-3 (16)
17 22 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-8 (17)
18 18 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-7 (18)
19 16 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-6 (16)
20 26 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-9 (20)

21 25 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-6 (21)
22 17 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-11 (11)
23 28 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (23)
24 34 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-8 (24)
25 47 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-11 (25)
26 11 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-13 (5)
27 19 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-16 (2)
28 31 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-16 (28)
29 29 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-17 (17)
30 20 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-8 (20)

31 33 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-7 (31)
32 36 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-12 (20)
33 24 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-12 (10)
34 27 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-13 (9)
35 42 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-7 (35)
36 37 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-7 (36)
37 49 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (37)
38 52 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (38)
39 39 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-4 (39)
40 65 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 30 M.T.A. –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-9 (15)
43 35 TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (17)
44 23 BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-12 (8)
47 38 SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-9 (38)
59 40 THIS I SWEAR –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-11 (26)

POWER HITS:

42 76 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-2 (42)
45 54 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-4 (45)
46 — I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (46)
48 58 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-9 (48)
49 75 ANGEL FACE –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-2 (49)
50 66 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

46 — I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (46)
65 — I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-1 (65)
82 — LIKE I LOVE YOU –•– Edd Byrnes and Friend (Warner Brothers)-1 (82)
86 — I’VE BEEN THERE –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (86)
95 — DON’T TELL ME YOUR TROUBLES –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-1 (95)
96 — FURRY MURRAY –•– The Tradewinds (RCA Victor)-1 (96)
98 — JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-1 (98)
100 — I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 23rd August, 1959
– Issue Date: 17th August, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-12 (2)
3 3 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-18 (3)
4 5 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-9 (4)
5 2 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-12 (1)
6 9 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-7 (6)
7 16 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-4 (7)
8 8 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-13 (8)
9 13 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (9)
10 11 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-10 (9)

11 6 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-10 (3)
12 14 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (12)
13 7 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-17 (1)
14 18 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-8 (14)
15 17 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-9 (15)
16 21 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-7 (16)
17 10 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-13 (4)
18 12 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-7 (9)
19 23 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (19)
20 26 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-14 (5)

21 20 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-10 (20)
22 15 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-7 (15)
23 37 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-8 (23)
24 46 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (24)
25 28 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-17 (25)
26 38 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (26)
27 40 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-3 (27)
28 19 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-7 (16)
29 35 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-8 (29)
30 31 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-8 (30)

31 25 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-12 (25)
32 24 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-9 (24)
33 55 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-4 (33)
34 45 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-5 (34)
35 65 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-2 (35)
36 50 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-3 (36)
37 39 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-5 (37)
38 36 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-8 (36)
39 22 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-12 (11)
40 42 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 27 PERSONALITY –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-17 (2)
43 30 I’LL BE SATISFIED –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-9 (20)
44 32 HUSHABYE –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-13 (20)
46 34 FRANKIE –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-14 (9)
50 29 YOU’RE SO FINE –•– The Falcons (Unart)-18 (17)
70 33 A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-13 (10)

POWER HITS:

42 57 MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-5 (42)
45 48 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-10 (45)
47 49 ANGEL FACE –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-3 (47)
48 53 TENNESSEE STUD –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-6 (48)
49 68 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

56 — (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-1 (56)
78 — MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-1 (78)
82 — MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-1 (82)
86 — PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-1 (86)
90 — MAU-MAU –•– The Wailers (Golden Crest)-1 (90)
95 — THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-1 (95)
96 — BELLS, BELLS, BELLS (The Bell Song) –•– Billy and Lillie (Swan)-5 (88)
97 — SMILE –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — IF YOU LOVE ME –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — A GIRL’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (99)
100 — SAL’S GOT A SUGAR LIP –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-1 (100)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wailers are not to be confused with the Bob Marley related group of the same name. This group formed in Washington in the late 50’s and were once known as The Fabulous Wailers. Bob Marley’s group, The Wailers, were formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica. And now, on with the countdown…

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 30th August, 1959
– Issue Date: 24th August, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 7 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-5 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 22 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-8 (2)
3 4 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-10 (3)
4 1 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1)
5 3 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-19 (3)
6 6 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-8 (6)
7 2 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-13 (2)
8 33 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-5 (8)
9 8 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-14 (8)
10 24 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (10)

11 35 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-3 (11)
12 15 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-10 (12)
13 5 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-13 (1)
14 10 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-11 (9)
15 16 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-8 (15)
16 12 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (12)
17 27 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-4 (17)
18 19 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (18)
19 23 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-9 (19)
20 36 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-4 (20)

21 34 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-6 (21)
22 9 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (9)
23 18 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-8 (9)
24 14 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-9 (14)
25 13 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-18 (1)
26 29 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-9 (26)
27 11 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-11 (3)
28 26 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (26)
29 17 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-14 (4)
30 42 MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-6 (30)

31 37 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-6 (31)
32 25 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-18 (25)
33 56 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-2 (33)
34 40 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-4 (34)
35 38 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-9 (35)
36 31 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-13 (25)
37 21 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-11 (20)
38 30 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-9 (30)
39 51 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-4 (39)
40 32 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-10 (24)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 20 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-15 (5)
44 28 RAGTIME COWBOY JOE –•– David Seville and the Chipmunks (Liberty)-8 (16)
65 39 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– The Flamingos (End)-13 (11)

POWER HITS:

42 75 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-3 (42)
43 54 WITH OPEN ARMS –•– Jane Morgan (Kapp)-5 (43)
45 49 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-4 (45)
46 58 LINDA LU –•– Ray Sharpe (Jamie)-6 (46)
47 47 ANGEL FACE –•– Jimmy Darren (Colpix)-4 (47)
48 73 LIKE I LOVE YOU –•– Edd Byrnes and Friend (Warner Brothers)-3 (48)
49 48 TENNESSEE STUD –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor) – Wks: 7 (48)
50 45 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra (and a Bunch of Kids) (Capitol) – Wks: 11 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK:

59 — MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-1 (59)
70 — JOHNNY REB –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-1 (70)
73 — POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (73)
81 — THE MUMMY –•– Bob McFadden and Dor (Brunswick)-1 (81)
86 — HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-1 (86)
87 — TRUE TRUE HAPPINESS –•– Johnny Tillotson (Cadence)-1 (87)
88 — FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (88)
89 — CHAPEL OF DREAMS –•– The Dubs (Gone)-1 (89)
90 — OKEFENOKEE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (90)
94 — TWICE AS NICE –•– Clyde McPhatter (MGM)-1 (94)
98 — POCO-LOCO –•– Gene and Eunice (Case)-1 (98)
100 — I LOOKED AT HEAVEN –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 6th September, 1959
– Issue Date: 31st August, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-6 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-9 (2)
3 8 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-6 (3)
4 3 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-11 (3)
5 11 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-4 (5)
6 6 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-9 (6)
7 4 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1)
8 7 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-14 (2)
9 20 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-5 (9)
10 10 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (10)

11 12 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-11 (11)
12 5 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-20 (3)
13 33 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-3 (13)
14 21 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-7 (14)
15 19 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-10 (15)
16 18 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (16)
17 17 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-5 (17)
18 9 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-15 (8)
19 15 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-9 (15)
20 22 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (9)

21 16 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (12)
22 28 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (22)
23 14 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-12 (9)
24 13 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-14 (1)
25 24 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-10 (14)
26 23 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-9 (9)
27 31 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-7 (27)
28 39 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-5 (28)
29 30 MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-7 (29)
30 26 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-10 (26)

31 45 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-5 (31)
32 32 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-19 (25)
33 37 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-12 (20)
34 25 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-19 (1)
35 38 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-10 (30)
36 34 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-5 (34)
37 36 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-14 (25)
38 42 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-4 (38)
39 43 WITH OPEN ARMS –•– Jane Morgan (Kapp)-6 (39)
40 60 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 27 TIGER –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-12 (3)
46 35 THE WAY I WALK –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-10 (35)
48 29 WATERLOO –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-15 (4)
50 40 CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-11 (24)

POWER HITS:

41 50 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-12 (41)
42 48 LIKE I LOVE YOU –•– Edd Byrnes and Friend (Warner Brothers)-4 (42)
43 59 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-2 (43)
45 51 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-3 (45)
47 55 I GOT STRIPES –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (47)
49 46 LINDA LU –•– Ray Sharpe (Jamie) – Wks: 7 (46)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (65)
67 — PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (67)
68 — SOMETHIN’ ELSE –•– Eddie Cochran (Liberty)-1 (68)
69 — YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (69)
84 — THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-1 (84)
87 — SUZIE BABY –•– Bobby Vee and the Shadows (Liberty)-1 (87)
90 — BETTY MY ANGEL –•– Jerry Fuller (Challenge)-1 (90)
92 — I CRIED –•– Joe Damiano (Chancellor)-1 (92)
96 — SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (96)
100 — THE CATERPILLAR CRAWL –•– The Strangers (Titan)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 13th September, 1959
– Issue Date: 7th September, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-7 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-7 (2)
3 2 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-10 (2)
4 5 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-5 (4)
5 9 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-6 (5)
6 13 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-4 (6)
7 14 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-8 (7)
8 4 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-12 (3)
9 6 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-10 (6)
10 10 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (10)

11 17 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-6 (11)
12 8 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-15 (2)
13 7 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1)
14 15 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-11 (14)
15 11 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-12 (11)
16 12 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-21 (3)
17 18 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-16 (8)
18 16 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (16)
19 19 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-10 (15)
20 22 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (20)

21 27 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-8 (21)
22 21 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (12)
23 30 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-11 (23)
24 43 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-3 (24)
25 25 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-11 (14)
26 32 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-20 (25)
27 28 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-6 (27)
28 45 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-4 (28)
29 40 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-4 (29)
30 41 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-13 (30)

31 20 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-11 (9)
32 23 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-13 (9)
33 36 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-6 (33)
34 54 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-3 (34)
35 31 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-6 (31)
36 33 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-13 (20)
37 24 LONELY BOY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-15 (1)
38 35 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-11 (30)
39 37 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-15 (25)
40 29 MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-8 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 34 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Johnny Horton (Columbia)-20 (1)
43 26 SWEETER THAN YOU –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-10 (9)
44 38 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-5 (38)
47 39 WITH OPEN ARMS –•– Jane Morgan (Kapp)-7 (39)

POWER HITS:

41 67 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (41)
45 47 I GOT STRIPES –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (45)
46 51 THE MUMMY –•– Bob McFadden and Dor (Brunswick)-3 (46)
48 61 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-3 (48)
49 42 LIKE I LOVE YOU –•– Edd Byrnes and Friend (Warner Brothers) – Wks: 5 (42)
50 62 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

71 — I’M A HOG FOR YOU –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (71)
72 — LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (72)
75 — MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-1 (75)
76 — THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
77 — COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (77)
78 — THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-1 (78)
82 — WHERE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (82)
83 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Jivin’ Gene and the Jokers (Mercury)-1 (83)
84 — TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-1 (84)
87 — THE SHAPE I’M IN –•– Johnny Restivo (RCA Victor)-1 (87)
97 — YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-1 (97)
100 — YOU BETTER KNOW IT –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 20th September, 1959
– Issue Date: 14th September, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-8 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-8 (2)
3 4 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-6 (3)
4 3 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-11 (2)
5 6 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-5 (5)
6 5 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-7 (5)
7 7 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (7)
8 10 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (8)
9 24 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-4 (9)
10 11 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-7 (10)

11 8 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-13 (3)
12 14 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-12 (12)
13 9 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-11 (6)
14 12 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-16 (2)
15 34 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-4 (15)
16 18 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (16)
17 20 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (17)
18 17 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-17 (8)
19 15 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-13 (11)
20 13 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1)

21 29 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-5 (21)
22 21 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-9 (21)
23 59 THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-3 (23)
24 44 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-6 (24)
25 16 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-22 (3)
26 27 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-7 (26)
27 48 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-4 (27)
28 84 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-2 (28)
29 41 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (29)
30 19 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-11 (15)

31 28 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-5 (28)
32 23 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-12 (23)
33 33 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-7 (33)
34 75 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-2 (34)
35 52 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-3 (35)
36 22 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (12)
37 76 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-2 (37)
38 50 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-5 (38)
39 46 THE MUMMY –•– Bob McFadden and Dor (Brunswick)-4 (39)
40 35 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-7 (31)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 25 HERE COMES SUMMER –•– Jerry Keller (Kapp)-12 (14)
42 26 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC)-21 (25)
44 36 SMALL WORLD –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-14 (20)
45 30 HIGH HOPES –•– Frank Sinatra “and a Bunch Of Kids” (Capitol)-14 (30)
46 32 FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-14 (9)
48 40 MONA LISA –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-9 (29)
50 31 JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-12 (9)
55 38 TILL THERE WAS YOU –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-12 (30)
70 39 MONA LISA –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-16 (25)

POWER HITS:

43 53 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (43)
47 49 LIKE I LOVE YOU –•– Edd Byrnes and Friend (Warner Brothers)-6 (42)
49 74 THE CATERPILLAR CRAWL –•– The Strangers (Titan)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

68 — FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (68)
74 — DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-1 (74)
83 — LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-1 (83)
85 — FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-2 (85)
86 — DON’T TELL ME YOUR TROUBLES –•– Don Gibson (RCA Victor)-3 (85)
88 — EVERY LITTLE THING I DO –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-1 (88)
89 — (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-1 (89)
90 — A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-1 (90)
93 — FOG CUTTER –•– The Frantics (Dolton)-1 (93)
95 — PRIVATE EYE –•– The Olympics (Arvee)-1 (95)
97 — WISH IT WERE ME –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — ONE MORE SUNRISE (Morgen) –•– Leslie Uggams (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — I AIN’T NEVER –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 27th September, 1959
– Issue Date: 21st September, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-9 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-9 (1)
3 3 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-7 (3)
4 5 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-6 (4)
5 4 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-12 (2)
6 6 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-8 (5)
7 9 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-5 (7)
8 7 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-10 (7)
9 8 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (8)
10 29 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (10)

11 12 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-13 (11)
12 15 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-5 (12)
13 21 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-6 (13)
14 35 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-4 (14)
15 28 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-3 (15)
16 34 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-3 (16)
17 31 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-6 (17)
18 10 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-8 (10)
19 37 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-3 (19)
20 22 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-5 (20)

21 13 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-12 (6)
22 11 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-14 (3)
23 22 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-10 (21)
24 23 THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-4 (23)
25 26 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-8 (25)
26 24 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-7 (24)
27 16 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-11 (16)
28 59 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-6 (28)
29 58 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-3 (29)
30 19 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-14 (11)

31 40 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-8 (31)
32 18 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-18 (8)
33 33 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-8 (33)
34 14 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-17 (2)
35 38 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-6 (35)
36 17 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (17)
37 43 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (37)
38 52 I’M A HOG FOR YOU –•– The Coasters (Atco)-3 (38)
39 30 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-12 (15)
40 90 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 20 A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1)
45 25 MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-23 (3)
47 39 THE MUMMY –•– Bob McFadden and Dor (Brunswick)-5 (39)
49 36 MY WISH CAME TRUE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (12)
52 32 SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER –•– The Tempos (Climax)-13 (23)

POWER HITS:

41 64 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-3 (41)
43 53 I GOT STRIPES –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-8 (43)
44 42 ROBBIN’ THE CRADLE –•– Tony Bellus (NRC) – Wks: 22 (25)
46 56 OKEFENOKEE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-5 (46)
48 68 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (48)
50 69 COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

62 — GOT THE FEELING –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (62)
70 — SKI KING –•– E.C. Beatty (Colonial)-1 (70)
71 — SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-1 (71)
74 — DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-1 (74)
79 — BOOGIE BEAR –•– Boyd Bennett (Mercury)-1 (79)
82 — SHOUT (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (82)
86 — JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-6 (85)
88 — TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-1 (88)
90 — TWO FOOLS –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (90)
94 — SIX BOYS AND SEVEN GIRLS –•– Anita Bryant (Carlton)-1 (94)
98 — PLENTY GOOD LOVIN’ –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (98)
99 — IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-1 (99)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 4th October, 1959
– Issue Date: 28th September, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-10 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 7 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-6 (2)
3 2 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-10 (1)
4 4 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-7 (4)
5 3 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-8 (3)
6 5 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-13 (2)
7 10 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (7)
8 6 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-9 (5)
9 15 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-4 (9)
10 8 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-11 (7)

11 12 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-6 (11)
12 16 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-4 (12)
13 14 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (13)
14 9 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (8)
15 17 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-7 (15)
16 13 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-7 (13)
17 19 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-4 (17)
18 18 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-9 (10)
19 41 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-4 (19)
20 23 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-11 (20)

21 25 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-9 (21)
22 11 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-14 (11)
23 29 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-4 (23)
24 20 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-6 (20)
25 22 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-15 (3)
26 28 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-7 (26)
27 31 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-9 (27)
28 24 THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-5 (23)
29 26 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-8 (24)
30 48 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (30)

31 40 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-3 (31)
32 36 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (17)
33 57 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-4 (33)
34 37 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (34)
35 35 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-7 (35)
36 27 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-12 (16)
37 50 COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (37)
38 34 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-18 (2)
39 21 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-13 (6)
40 58 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 33 MY OWN TRUE LOVE –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-9 (33)
44 30 IT WAS I –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-15 (11)
45 38 I’M A HOG FOR YOU –•– The Coasters (Atco)-4 (38)
47 32 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-19 (8)
62 39 WHAT IS LOVE –•– The Playmates (Roulette)-13 (15)

POWER HITS:

42 71 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-2 (42)
43 46 OKEFENOKEE –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-6 (43)
46 75 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-3 (46)
48 59 YOU BETTER KNOW IT –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-4 (48)
49 43 I GOT STRIPES –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia) – Wks: 9 (43)
50 74 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

70 — DARLING, I LOVE YOU –•– Al Martino (20th Fox)-1 (70)
75 — DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-1 (75)
78 — I’LL BE SEEING YOU –•– Tommy Sands (Capitol)-1 (78)
79 — I AIN’T NEVER –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-2 (79)
80 — LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters * (ABC-Paramount)-1 (80)
83 — IT HAPPENED TODAY –•– The Skyliners (Calico)-1 (83)
86 — BOO BOO STICK BEAT –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-1 (86)
87 — TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-1 (87)
96 — FIRST LOVE, FIRST TEARS –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (96)
97 — THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-1 (97)
98 — POCO-LOCO –•– Gene and Eunice (Case)-4 (90)
100 — I CRIED –•– Joe Damiano (Chancellor)-3 (91)

EDITOR’S NOTE: #80, Cliff Richard and the Drifters – The Drifters are not to be confused with the more common R&B group on Atlantic Records.

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 11th October, 1959
– Issue Date: 5th October, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-7 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 7 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-6 (2)
3 1 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-11 (1)
4 4 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-8 (4)
5 3 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-11 (1)
6 9 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-5 (6)
7 5 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-9 (3)
8 12 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-5 (8)
9 8 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-10 (5)
10 11 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-7 (10)

11 6 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-14 (2)
12 13 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-6 (12)
13 10 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-12 (7)
14 19 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-5 (14)
15 15 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-8 (15)
16 16 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-8 (13)
17 17 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-5 (17)
18 21 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-10 (18)
19 23 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 14 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (8)

21 24 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-7 (20)
22 40 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-4 (22)
23 50 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-3 (23)
24 31 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-4 (24)
25 20 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-12 (20)
26 18 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-10 (10)
27 26 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-8 (26)
28 42 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-3 (28)
29 30 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (29)
30 29 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-9 (24)

31 35 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-8 (31)
32 37 COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (32)
33 33 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-5 (33)
34 46 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-4 (34)
35 34 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (34)
36 27 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-10 (27)
37 32 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (17)
38 28 THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-6 (23)
39 22 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-15 (11)
40 25 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-16 (3)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 36 THANK YOU PRETTY BABY –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-13 (16)
50 39 WHAT’D I SAY (Part 1) –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-14 (6)
64 38 THERE GOES MY BABY –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-19 (2)

POWER HITS:

41 48 YOU BETTER KNOW IT –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (41)
43 75 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-2 (43)
44 45 I’M A HOG FOR YOU –•– The Coasters (Atco)-5 (44)
45 — WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-1 (45)
46 95 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-3 (46)
47 58 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-8 (47)
48 60 EVERY LITTLE THING I DO –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-4 (48)
49 87 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

45 — WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-1 (45)
58 — MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (58)
77 — SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-1 (77)
86 — IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-1 (86)
88 — HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-1 (88)
93 — JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (93)
94 — UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-1 (94)
95 — JUST TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Passions (Audicon)-1 (95)
98 — BAD GIRL –•– The Miracles (Chess)-1 (98)
100 — LOVE WALKED IN –•– The Flamingos (End)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 18th October, 1959
– Issue Date: 12th October, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-8 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-7 (2)
3 8 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-6 (3)
4 3 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-12 (1)
5 4 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-9 (4)
6 6 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-6 (6)
7 10 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-8 (7)
8 5 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-12 (1)
9 12 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-7 (9)
10 14 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-6 (10)

11 9 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-11 (5)
12 7 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-10 (3)
13 15 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-9 (13)
14 17 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-6 (14)
15 11 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-15 (2)
16 13 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-13 (7)
17 22 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-5 (17)
18 16 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-9 (13)
19 19 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-6 (19)
20 18 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-11 (18)

21 21 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-8 (20)
22 24 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-5 (22)
23 23 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-4 (23)
24 28 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-4 (24)
25 20 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (8)
26 31 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-9 (26)
27 25 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-13 (20)
28 34 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-5 (28)
29 32 COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (29)
30 33 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-6 (30)

31 29 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (29)
32 52 TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-4 (32)
33 27 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-9 (26)
34 30 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-10 (24)
35 46 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-4 (35)
36 43 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-3 (36)
37 41 YOU BETTER KNOW IT –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-6 (37)
38 47 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-9 (38)
39 35 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-7 (34)
40 45 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 26 BABY TALK –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-11 (10)
42 36 CARIBBEAN –•– Mitchell Torok (Guyden)-11 (27)
43 38 THE THREE BELLS (The Jimmy Brown Story) –•– Dick Flood (Monument)-7 (23)
54 39 KISSIN’ TIME –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-16 (11)
55 37 I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOMEDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (17)
91 40 LAVENDER-BLUE –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-17 (3)

POWER HITS:

44 53 WHERE –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (44)
45 81 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-3 (45)
46 67 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-3 (46)
47 58 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-2 (47)
48 48 EVERY LITTLE THING I DO –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-5 (48)
49 71 BOO BOO STICK BEAT –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-3 (49)
50 51 SKI KING –•– E.C. Beatty (Colonial)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

67 — WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (67)
70 — I DIG GIRLS –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-1 (70)
73 — OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-1 (73)
83 — RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-1 (83)
87 — IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVIN’ –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-1 (87)
92 — I DON’T KNOW –•– Ruth Brown (Atlantic)-1 (92)
94 — GOODBYE CHARLIE –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (94)
97 — DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (97)
98 — THE STORY OF OUR LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (98)
100 — THERE COMES A TIME –•– Jack Scott (Carlton)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 25th October, 1959
– Issue Date: 19th October, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-9 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-8 (2)
3 3 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-7 (3)
4 6 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-7 (4)
5 5 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-10 (4)
6 4 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-13 (1)
7 10 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-7 (7)
8 7 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-9 (7)
9 9 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-8 (9)
10 8 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-13 (1)

11 13 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-10 (11)
12 12 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-11 (3)
13 23 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-5 (13)
14 11 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-12 (5)
15 17 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-6 (15)
16 19 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-7 (16)
17 18 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-10 (13)
18 14 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-7 (14)
19 16 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-14 (7)
20 22 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-6 (20)

21 20 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-12 (18)
22 26 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-10 (22)
23 28 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-6 (23)
24 24 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-5 (24)
25 21 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-9 (20)
26 36 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-4 (26)
27 15 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-16 (2)
28 35 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-5 (28)
29 53 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-3 (29)
30 27 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-14 (20)

31 30 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-7 (30)
32 38 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-10 (32)
33 25 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (8)
34 33 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-10 (26)
35 40 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-3 (35)
36 31 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (29)
37 45 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-4 (37)
38 32 TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-5 (32)
39 47 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-3 (39)
40 34 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-11 (24)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 37 YOU BETTER KNOW IT –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-7 (37)
54 39 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-8 (34)
55 29 COME ON AND GET ME –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-7 (29)

POWER HITS:

41 73 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-2 (41)
42 51 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-4 (42)
43 60 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-6 (43)
45 46 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-4 (45)
46 57 SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-3 (46)
47 59 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-3 (47)
48 67 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-2 (48)
49 64 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-3 (49)
50 65 SHOUT (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

60 — SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (60)
66 — TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (66)
73 — A LOVER’S PRAYER –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-1 (73)
87 — TENNESSEE WALTZ –•– Jerry Fuller (Challenge)-1 (87)
92 — LIVING DOLL –•– David Hill (Kapp)-1 (92)
95 — JUST TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Passions (Audicon)-2 (95)
96 — IGMOO (The Pride Of South Central High) –•– Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-1 (97)
98 — THE CLOUDS –•– The Spacemen (Alton)-1 (98)
99 — MIDNIGHT STROLL –•– The Revels (Norgolde)-1 (99)
100 — DON’T TAKE THE STARS –•– The Mystics (Laurie)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 1st November, 1959
– Issue Date: 26th October, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-10 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-8 (2)
3 2 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-9 (2)
4 4 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-8 (4)
5 13 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-6 (5)
6 7 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-8 (6)
7 9 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-9 (7)
8 11 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-11 (8)
9 8 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-10 (7)
10 15 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-7 (10)

11 5 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-11 (4)
12 6 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-14 (1)
13 16 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-8 (13)
14 14 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-13 (5)
15 28 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-6 (15)
16 10 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-14 (1)
17 23 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-7 (17)
18 17 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-11 (13)
19 12 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-12 (3)
20 24 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-6 (20)

21 31 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-8 (21)
22 20 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-7 (20)
23 25 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-10 (20)
24 29 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-4 (24)
25 41 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-3 (25)
26 26 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-5 (26)
27 22 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-11 (22)
28 60 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-2 (28)
29 18 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-8 (14)
30 39 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-4 (30)

31 21 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-13 (18)
32 19 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-15 (7)
33 37 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-5 (33)
34 49 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-4 (34)
35 35 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-4 (35)
36 34 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-11 (26)
37 46 SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-4 (37)
38 48 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (38)
39 42 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-5 (39)
40 32 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-11 (32)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 30 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor)-15 (20)
45 38 TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-6 (32)
48 36 FOOLS HALL OF FAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (29)
50 27 SEA OF LOVE –•– Phil Phillips with the Twilights (Mercury)-17 (2)
55 40 I AIN’T NEVER –•– Webb Pierce (Decca)-12 (24)
57 33 I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (8)

POWER HITS:

42 43 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-7 (42)
43 45 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-5 (43)
44 47 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-4 (44)
46 77 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (46)
47 50 SHOUT (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 (47)
49 57 EVERY LITTLE THING I DO –•– Dion and the Belmonts (Laurie)-7 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK:

52 — BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-1 (52)
68 — TENNESSEE WALTZ –•– Bobby Comstock and the Counts (Blaze)-1 (68)
72 — PRETEND –•– Carl Mann (Phillips International)-1 (72)
80 — BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (80)
81 — THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-1 (81)
82 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Jivin’ Gene and the Jokers (Mercury)-3 (82)
84 — YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-1 (84)
87 — THE HUNCH –•– The Bobby Peterson Quintet (V-Tone)-1 (87)
88 — COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-1 (88)
89 — I’LL BE SEEING YOU –•– The Poni-Tails (ABC-Paramount)-1 (89)
91 — FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-1 (91)
94 — I’VE BEEN AROUND –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (94)
97 — THE HUNCH –•– Paul Gayten (Anna)-1 (97)
99 — MY HEART BECAME OF AGE –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-1 (99)
100 — THERE’S A GIRL –•– Jan and Dean (Dore)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 8th November, 1959
– Issue Date: 2nd November, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-11 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-9 (2)
3 3 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-10 (2)
4 5 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-7 (4)
5 4 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-9 (4)
6 6 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-9 (6)
7 10 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-8 (7)
8 8 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-12 (8)
9 7 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-10 (7)
10 9 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-11 (7)

11 11 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-12 (4)
12 24 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-5 (12)
13 28 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-3 (13)
14 15 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-7 (14)
15 17 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-8 (15)
16 13 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-9 (13)
17 25 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-4 (17)
18 30 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-5 (18)
19 26 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-6 (19)
20 12 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-15 (1)

21 21 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-9 (21)
22 38 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (22)
23 14 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-14 (5)
24 35 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-5 (24)
25 22 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-8 (20)
26 20 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-7 (20)
27 27 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-12 (22)
28 19 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-13 (3)
29 34 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-5 (29)
30 33 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-6 (30)

31 23 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-11 (20)
32 16 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-15 (1)
33 18 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-12 (13)
34 46 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (34)
35 42 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-8 (35)
36 43 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-6 (36)
37 37 SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-5 (37)
38 45 TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-7 (32)
39 31 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-14 (18)
40 36 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-12 (26)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 40 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-12 (32)
42 39 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-6 (39)
43 29 THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA –•– Homer and Jethro (RCA Victor)-9 (14)
45 32 BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-16 (7)

POWER HITS:

44 44 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-5 (44)
46 52 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-2 (46)
47 41 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor) – Wks: 16 (20)
48 56 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (48)
49 51 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-3 (49)
50 47 SHOUT (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (RCA Victor) – Wks: 7 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

72 — I DIG GIRLS –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-3 (68)
75 — ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-1 (75)
77 — (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (77)
81 — YOU WENT BACK ON YOUR WORD –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (81)
85 — STARRY EYED –•– Gary Stites (Carlton)-1 (85)
89 — SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-1 (89)
93 — TINY TIM –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-1 (94)
95 — REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-1 (95)
96 — FANCY NANCY –•– Skip and Flip (Brent)-1 (96)
98 — HONESTLY AND TRULY –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (98)
99 — SMOOTH OPERATOR –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — WHEEL OF FORTUNE –•– The Knightsbridge Strings (Top Rank)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 15th November, 1959
– Issue Date: 9th November, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-12 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-10 (2)
3 3 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-11 (2)
4 4 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-8 (4)
5 6 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-10 (5)
6 5 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-10 (4)
7 7 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-9 (7)
8 8 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-13 (8)
9 15 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-9 (9)
10 12 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-6 (10)

11 19 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-7 (11)
12 13 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-4 (12)
13 14 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-8 (13)
14 10 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-12 (7)
15 9 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-11 (7)
16 17 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-5 (16)
17 29 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-6 (17)
18 30 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-7 (18)
19 11 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-13 (4)
20 18 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-6 (18)

21 22 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-5 (21)
22 51 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (22)
23 34 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (23)
24 16 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-10 (13)
25 24 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-6 (24)
26 21 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-10 (21)
27 31 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-12 (20)
28 23 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-15 (5)
29 20 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-16 (1)
30 25 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-9 (20)

31 36 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-7 (31)
32 26 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-8 (20)
33 35 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-9 (33)
34 33 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-13 (13)
35 27 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-13 (22)
36 78 I’VE BEEN AROUND –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (36)
37 41 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-13 (32)
38 49 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-4 (38)
39 44 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-6 (39)
40 37 SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-6 (37)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

47 38 TUCUMCARI –•– Jimmie Rodgers (Roulette)-8 (32)
52 32 THE THREE BELLS –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-16 (1)
53 40 MARY LOU –•– Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Roulette)-13 (26)
59 28 I’M GONNA GET MARRIED –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-14 (3)
63 39 I LOVES YOU, PORGY –•– Nina Simone (Bethlehem)-15 (18)

POWER HITS:

41 65 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-3 (41)
42 42 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank) – Wks: 7 (39)
43 46 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-3 (43)
44 55 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-3 (44)
45 95 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-2 (45)
46 48 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (46)
48 53 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (48)
49 58 THE CLOUDS –•– The Spacemen (Alton)-4 (49)
50 47 MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Floyd Robinson (RCA Victor) – Wks: 17 (20)

NEW THIS WEEK:

80 — MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-1 (80)
86 — UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-1 (86)
87 — HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– Jane Morgan (Kapp)-1 (87)
88 — EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (90)
92 — I’LL BE SEEING YOU –•– The Poni-Tails (ABC-Paramount)-2 (89)
93 — ONE MORE CHANCE –•– Rod Bernard (Mercury)-1 (93)
94 — DON’T DESTROY ME –•– Crash Craddock (Columbia)-1 (94)
96 — I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-1 (96)
98 — OLD SHEP –•– Ralph DeMarco (Guaranteed)-1 (98)
99 — THERE, I’VE SAID IT AGAIN –•– Sam Cooke (Keen)-1 (99)
100 — WONT’CHA COME HOME –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 22nd November, 1959
– Issue Date: 16th November, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-11 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-13 (1)
3 4 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-9 (3)
4 3 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-12 (2)
5 10 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 5 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-11 (5)
7 6 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-11 (4)
8 7 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-10 (7)
9 12 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-5 (9)
10 8 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-14 (8)

11 13 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-9 (11)
12 21 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-6 (12)
13 9 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-10 (9)
14 11 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-8 (11)
15 18 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-8 (15)
16 23 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (16)
17 22 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (17)
18 17 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-7 (17)
19 16 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-6 (16)
20 20 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-7 (18)

21 25 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-7 (21)
22 26 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-11 (21)
23 33 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-10 (23)
24 15 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-12 (7)
25 24 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-11 (13)
26 14 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-13 (7)
27 19 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-14 (4)
28 38 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-5 (28)
29 45 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-3 (29)
30 32 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-9 (20)

31 41 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-4 (31)
32 31 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-8 (31)
33 36 I’VE BEEN AROUND –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (33)
34 39 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-7 (34)
35 56 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-3 (35)
36 37 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-14 (32)
37 43 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-4 (37)
38 72 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-3 (38)
39 42 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-8 (39)
40 48 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 35 THE ANGELS LISTENED IN –•– The Crests (Coed)-14 (22)
53 27 HEY LITTLE GIRL –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-13 (20)
54 30 A WORRIED MAN –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-10 (20)
56 28 RED RIVER ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-16 (5)
57 29 SLEEP WALK –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-17 (1)
58 40 SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE –•– Duane Eddy (Jamie)-7 (37)
59 34 MORGEN –•– Ivo Robic and the Song-Masters (Laurie)-14 (13)

POWER HITS:

41 49 THE CLOUDS –•– The Spacemen (Alton)-5 (41)
42 57 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-3 (42)
43 100 WONT’CHA COME HOME –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-2 (43)
45 68 MIDNIGHT STROLL –•– The Revels (Norgolde)-5 (45)
46 — I DIG GIRLS –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (46)
47 44 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount) – Wks: 4 (44)
48 51 POCO-LOCO –•– Gene and Eunice (Case)-11 (48)
49 46 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca) – Wks: 7 (46)
50 75 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

46 — I DIG GIRLS –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-4 (46)
55 — THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-1 (55)
67 — THE BEST OF EVERYTHING –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (67)
81 — HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (81)
92 — GOODNIGHT MY LOVE (Pleasant Dreams) –•– Ray Peterson (RCA Victor)-1 (92)
93 — GILEE –•– Sonny Spencer (Memo)-1 (93)
95 — MARINA –•– Jacky Noguez and His Orchestra (Jamie)-1 (95)
96 — GOD BLESS AMERICA –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (96)
97 — (New In) THE WAYS OF LOVE –•– Tommy Edwards (MGM)-1 (97)
98 — I’LL WALK THE LINE –•– Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus (United Artists)-1 (98)
100 — SO YOUNG –•– Clyde Stacy (Argyle)-2 (68)

EDITOR’S NOTE: #100, Clyde Stacy’s “So Young” originally entered the charts in 1957. That single logged 1 chart week and peaked at #68. The 1957 record was on Candlelight while the 1959 release was on Argyle. Each single has a different flip side but the “A” sides are identical.

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 29th November, 1959
– Issue Date: 23rd November, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-14 – (7 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-12 (1)
3 3 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-10 (3)
4 5 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 4 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-13 (2)
6 9 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-6 (6)
7 8 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-11 (7)
8 11 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-10 (8)
9 10 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-15 (8)
10 12 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-7 (10)

11 6 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-12 (5)
12 13 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-11 (9)
13 7 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-12 (4)
14 17 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (14)
15 20 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-8 (15)
16 21 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-8 (16)
17 15 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-9 (15)
18 14 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-9 (11)
19 19 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-7 (16)
20 16 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (16)

21 18 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-8 (17)
22 22 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-12 (21)
23 25 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-12 (13)
24 35 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-4 (24)
25 29 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-4 (25)
26 37 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-5 (26)
27 23 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-11 (23)
28 31 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-5 (28)
29 28 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-6 (28)
30 32 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-9 (30)

31 24 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-13 (7)
32 38 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-4 (32)
33 50 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-4 (33)
34 42 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (34)
35 47 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-5 (35)
36 55 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-2 (36)
37 34 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-8 (34)
38 45 MIDNIGHT STROLL –•– The Revels (Norgolde)-6 (38)
39 51 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-3 (39)
40 48 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 36 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-15 (32)
43 26 POISON IVY –•– The Coasters (Atco)-14 (7)
44 33 I’VE BEEN AROUND –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (33)
45 27 (‘Til) I KISSED YOU –•– The Everly Brothers (Cadence)-15 (4)
46 30 SAY MAN –•– Bo Diddley (Checker)-10 (20)
47 39 TORQUAY –•– The Fireballs (Top Rank)-9 (39)

POWER HITS:

42 81 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-2 (42)
48 49 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 (46)
49 48 POCO-LOCO –•– Gene and Eunice (Case)-12 (48)
50 70 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

61 — THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-1 (61)
72 — WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-1 (72)
74 — IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-1 (74)
76 — AMONG MY SOUVENIRS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-1 (76)
80 — PRETTY BLUE EYES –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-1 (80)
86 — RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-6 (71)
87 — TALK THAT TALK –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (87)
89 — SANDY –•– Larry Hall (Strand)-1 (89)
93 — THE STORY OF OUR LOVE –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-2 (93)
95 — WHY –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (95)
100 — WE TOLD YOU NOT TO MARRY –•– Titus Turner (Glover)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 6th December, 1959
– Issue Date: 30th November, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-15 – (8 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-11 (2)
3 2 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-13 (1)
4 4 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 8 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-11 (5)
6 6 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-7 (6)
7 5 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-14 (2)
8 10 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-8 (8)
9 14 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (9)
10 12 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-12 (9)

11 7 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-12 (7)
12 15 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-9 (12)
13 19 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-8 (13)
14 18 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-10 (11)
15 20 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-8 (15)
16 11 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-13 (5)
17 9 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-16 (8)
18 36 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-3 (18)
19 24 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-5 (19)
20 21 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-9 (17)

21 33 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-5 (21)
22 17 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-10 (15)
23 16 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-9 (16)
24 22 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-13 (21)
25 50 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-4 (25)
26 13 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-13 (4)
27 51 EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (27)
28 25 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-5 (25)
29 26 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-6 (26)
30 35 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-6 (30)

31 27 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-12 (23)
32 42 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (32)
33 34 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-4 (33)
34 32 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-5 (32)
35 38 MIDNIGHT STROLL –•– The Revels (Norgolde)-7 (35)
36 39 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-4 (36)
37 23 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-13 (13)
38 40 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (38)
39 41 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-16 (32)
40 74 IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 37 IF I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU –•– Kitty Kallen (Columbia)-9 (34)
43 28 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– Martin Denny (Liberty)-6 (28)
44 29 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-7 (28)
51 30 LIVING DOLL –•– Cliff Richard and the Drifters (ABC-Paramount)-10 (30)
65 31 JUST ASK YOUR HEART –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-14 (7)

POWER HITS:

41 61 THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-2 (41)
46 58 GOD BLESS AMERICA –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (46)
47 48 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 (46)
48 75 FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-6 (48)
49 55 I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 — I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

50 — I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (50)
76 — TEAR DROP –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-1 (76)
81 — MARINA –•– Willy Alberti (London)-1 (81)
86 — MIGHTY GOOD –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-1 (86)
90 — SYMPHONY –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-1 (90)
95 — SHADOWS –•– The 5 Satins (Ember)-1 (95)
96 — BEYOND THE SUNSET –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (96)
98 — SMOKIE (Part 2) –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-1 (98)
99 — TEACH ME TIGER –•– April Stevens (Imperial)-1 (99)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 13th December, 1959
– Issue Date: 7th December, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-16 – (9 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-10 (2)
3 3 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-14 (1)
4 2 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-12 (2)
5 5 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-12 (5)
6 8 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-9 (6)
7 6 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-8 (6)
8 9 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (8)
9 13 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-9 (9)
10 14 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-11 (10)

11 7 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-15 (2)
12 11 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-13 (7)
13 12 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-10 (12)
14 10 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-13 (9)
15 27 EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-5 (15)
16 21 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-6 (16)
17 18 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-4 (17)
18 40 IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-3 (18)
19 25 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-5 (19)
20 30 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-7 (20)

21 32 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (21)
22 19 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-6 (19)
23 15 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-9 (15)
24 53 WHY –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-3 (24)
25 41 THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-3 (25)
26 16 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-14 (5)
27 23 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-10 (16)
28 28 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-6 (25)
29 17 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-17 (8)
30 20 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-10 (17)

31 60 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-3 (31)
32 36 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-5 (32)
33 39 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-17 (32)
34 33 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-5 (33)
35 22 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-11 (15)
36 29 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-7 (26)
37 64 SANDY –•– Larry Hall (Strand)-3 (37)
38 56 AMONG MY SOUVENIRS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-3 (38)
39 34 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-6 (32)
40 50 I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 26 TEEN BEAT –•– Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)-14 (4)
43 38 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (38)
46 35 MIDNIGHT STROLL –•– The Revels (Norgolde)-8 (35)
47 31 LOVE POTION NO. 9 –•– The Clovers (United Artists)-13 (23)
48 24 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon)-14 (21)
55 37 THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)-14 (13)

POWER HITS:

42 48 FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-7 (42)
44 54 PRETTY BLUE EYES –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-3 (44)
45 49 I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-5 (45)
49 47 JOEY’S SONG –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 (46)
50 57 SMOOTH OPERATOR –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

71 — A YEAR AGO TONIGHT –•– The Crests (Coed)-1 (71)
77 — WHAT ABOUT US –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (77)
83 — THE HAPPY REINDEER –•– Dancer, Prancer and Nervous (Capitol)-1 (83)
93 — LUCKY DEVIL –•– Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)-1 (93)
96 — SHIMMY, SHIMMY, KO-KO-BOP –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (End)-1 (96)
98 — GO, JIMMY, GO –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-1 (98)
99 — HOW ABOUT THAT –•– Dee Clark (Abner)-1 (99)
100 — UH OH (Part 1) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 20th December, 1959
– Issue Date: 14th December, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-11 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-15 (1)
3 1 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-17 (1)
4 5 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-13 (4)
5 24 WHY –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-4 (5)
6 6 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-10 (6)
7 4 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-13 (2)
8 7 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-9 (6)
9 18 IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-4 (9)
10 17 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-5 (10)

11 15 EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-6 (11)
12 8 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (8)
13 31 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-4 (13)
14 9 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-10 (9)
15 19 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-6 (15)
16 21 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (16)
17 13 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-11 (12)
18 16 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-7 (16)
19 10 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-12 (10)
20 44 PRETTY BLUE EYES –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-4 (20)

21 38 AMONG MY SOUVENIRS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-4 (21)
22 22 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-7 (19)
23 40 I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-3 (23)
24 23 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-10 (15)
25 20 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-8 (20)
26 14 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-14 (9)
27 25 THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-4 (25)
28 28 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-7 (25)
29 30 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-11 (17)
30 52 TEAR DROP –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-3 (30)

31 37 SANDY –•– Larry Hall (Strand)-4 (31)
32 42 FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-8 (32)
33 34 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-6 (33)
34 32 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-6 (32)
35 36 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-8 (26)
36 11 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-16 (2)
37 33 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-18 (32)
38 12 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-14 (7)
39 29 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-18 (8)
40 45 I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 26 LONELY STREET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-15 (5)
43 39 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-7 (32)
45 27 WOO-HOO –•– The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)-11 (16)
53 35 THE ENCHANTED SEA –•– The Islanders (Mayflower)-12 (15)

POWER HITS:

41 51 RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-9 (41)
44 50 SMOOTH OPERATOR –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-7 (44)
46 60 MARINA –•– Willy Alberti (London)-3 (46)
47 54 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic)-9 (28)
48 65 SMOKIE (Part 2) –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-3 (48)
49 43 TALK TO ME –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol) – Wks: 9 (38)
50 48 YOU WERE MINE –•– The Fireflies (Ribbon) – Wks: 15 (21)

NEW THIS WEEK:

70 — THE VILLAGE OF ST. BERNADETTE –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (70)
81 — NOT ONE MINUTE MORE –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
89 — THE CHIPMUNK SONG (Christmas Don’t Be Late) –•– The Chipmunks with the Music Of David Seville (Liberty)-14 (1)
92 — DO-RE-MI –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — EBB TIDE –•– Bobby Freeman (Josie)-1 (93)
96 — I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS –•– The Bluenotes (Brooke)-1 (96)
97 — CANDY APPLE RED –•– Bonnie Guitar (Dolton)-1 (97)
98 — COOCOO-U –•– The Kingston Trio (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-10 (13)
100 — JUST COME HOME –•– Hugo and Luigi (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending 27th December, 1959
– Issue Date: 21st December, 1959

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-12 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 WHY –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-5 (2)
3 11 EL PASO –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (3)
4 10 THE BIG HURT –•– Miss Toni Fisher (Signet)-6 (4)
5 13 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS –•– Freddy Cannon (Swan)-5 (5)
6 9 IT’S TIME TO CRY –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-5 (6)
7 3 MACK THE KNIFE –•– Bobby Darin (Atco)-18 (1)
8 6 WE GOT LOVE –•– Bobby Rydell (Cameo)-11 (6)
9 21 AMONG MY SOUVENIRS –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-5 (9)
10 16 HOUND DOG MAN –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-6 (10)

11 4 IN THE MOOD –•– Ernie Fields (Rendezvous)-14 (4)
12 27 THIS FRIENDLY WORLD –•– Fabian (Chancellor)-5 (12)
13 7 DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Della Reese (RCA Victor)-14 (2)
14 18 SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) –•– The Browns (RCA Victor)-8 (14)
15 8 SO MANY WAYS –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-10 (6)
16 14 OH CAROL –•– Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)-11 (9)
17 2 MR. BLUE –•– The Fleetwoods (Dolton)-16 (1)
18 15 UH OH (Part 2) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-7 (15)
19 20 PRETTY BLUE EYES –•– Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount)-5 (19)
20 23 I WANNA BE LOVED –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (20)

21 12 BE MY GUEST –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (8)
22 17 MISTY –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-12 (12)
23 30 TEAR DROP –•– Santo and Johnny (Canadian American)-4 (23)
24 41 RUNNING BEAR –•– Johnny Preston (Mercury)-10 (24)
25 43 YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES –•– Marv Johnson (United Artists)-8 (25)
26 25 COME INTO MY HEART –•– Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)-9 (20)
27 19 DANNY BOY –•– Conway Twitty (MGM)-13 (10)
28 48 SMOKIE (Part 2) –•– Bill Black’s Combo (Hi)-4 (28)
29 31 SANDY –•– Larry Hall (Strand)-5 (29)
30 28 REVEILLE ROCK –•– Johnny and the Hurricanes (Warwick)-8 (25)

31 34 MARINA –•– Rocco Granata and the International Quintet (Laurie)-7 (31)
32 32 FIRST NAME INITIAL –•– Annette with the Afterbeats (Buena Vista)-9 (32)
33 24 DANCE WITH ME –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-11 (15)
34 22 ALWAYS –•– Sammy Turner (Big Top)-8 (19)
35 74 GO, JIMMY, GO –•– Jimmy Clanton (Ace)-3 (35)
36 60 GOD BLESS AMERICA –•– Connie Francis (MGM)-6 (36)
37 37 JUST AS MUCH AS EVER –•– Bob Beckham (Decca)-19 (32)
38 55 MIGHTY GOOD –•– Ricky Nelson (Imperial)-4 (38)
39 33 (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-7 (33)
40 35 BELIEVE ME –•– The Royal Teens (Capitol)-9 (26)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 26 (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT –•– Paul Evans with the Curls (Guaranteed)-15 (9)
42 29 UNFORGETTABLE –•– Dinah Washington (Mercury)-12 (17)
43 36 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)-17 (2)
48 38 DECK OF CARDS –•– Wink Martindale (Dot)-15 (7)
50 39 PRIMROSE LANE –•– Jerry Wallace with the Jewels (Challenge)-19 (8)
55 40 I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– Ray Charles (Atlantic)-7 (40)

POWER HITS:

44 56 TALK THAT TALK –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-5 (44)
45 54 UH OH (Part 1) –•– The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)-3 (45)
46 46 MARINA –•– Willy Alberti (London)-4 (46)
47 99 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)-11 (13)
49 47 HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. –•– Tommy Facenda (Atlantic) – Wks: 10 (28)

NEW THIS WEEK:

82 — CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (82)
85 — BACIARE BACIARE (Kissing Kissing) –•– Dorothy Collins (Top Rank)-1 (85)
88 — RUN RED RUN –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (88)
91 — THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (91)
93 — SWINGIN’ ON A RAINBOW –•– Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)-1 (93)
94 — LET’S TRY AGAIN –•– Clyde McPhatter (MGM)-1 (94)
96 — THIS TIME OF YEAR –•– Brook Benton (Mercury)-1 (96)
98 — IF I HAD A GIRL –•– Rod Lauren (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
99 — SWEET NOTHIN’S –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (99)
100 — TEEN ANGEL –•– Mark Dinning (MGM)-1 (100)