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Steve's thread made me go look this up.

This list is of the top 50 hits of the year I was born. What were the top 50 hits when you were born? Oh, my nickname was Sputnik!

1. All Shook Up, Elvis Presley
2. Love Letters In The Sand, Pat Boone
3. Little Darlin', Diamonds
4. Young Love, Tab Hunter
5. So Rare, Jimmy Dorsey
6. Don't Forbid Me, Pat Boone
7. Singing The Blues, Guy Mitchell
8. Young Love, Sonny James
9. Too Much, Elvis Presley
10. Round And Round, Perry Como
11. Bye Bye Love, Everly Brothers
12. Tammy, Debbie Reynolds
13. Party Doll, Buddy Knox
14. Teddy Bear/Loving You, Elvis Presley
15. Banana Boat (Day-O), Harry Belafonte
16. Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley
17. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation), Marty Robbins
18. Come Go With Me, Dell-vikings
19. Wake Up Little Susie, Everly Brothers
20. You Send Me, Sam Cooke
21. Searchin', Coasters
22. School Day, Chuck Berry
23. Gone, Ferlin Husky
24. Diana, Paul Anka
25. A Teenager's Romance, Ricky Nelson
26. The Banana Boat Song, Tarriers
27. Honeycomb, Jimmie Rodgers
28. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Jerry Lee Lewis
29. Dark Moon, Gale Storm
30. That'll Be The Day, Crickets
31. Butterfly, Charlie Gracie
32. Moonlight Gambler, Frankie Laine
33. Teenage Crush, Tommy Sands
34. It's Not For Me To Say, Johnny Mathis
35. Silhouettes, Rays
36. Butterfly, Andy Williams
37. Marianne, Terry Gilkyson
38. I'm Walkin', Fats Domino
39. Chances Are, Johnny Mathis
40. Send For Me, Nat King Cole
41. Rainbow, Russ Hamilton
42. Be-bop Baby, Ricky Nelson
43. Short Fat Fanny, Larry Williams
44. The Green Door, Jim Lowe
45. I'm Gonna Sit Rlght Down And Write Myself A Letter, Billy Williams
47. Old Cape Cod, Patti Page
48. Mr. Lee, Bobbettes
48. Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
49. Whispering Bells, Dell-vikings
50. Blue Monday, Fats Domino
 

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I couldn't find anyplace that went back that far!!!!! Got the Top 30 though!!!!

1. Goodnight Irene, Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers
2. Mona Lisa, Nat King Cole
3. Third Man Theme, Anton Karas
4. Sam's Song, Gary & Bing Crosby
5. Simple Melody, Gary & Bing Crosby
6. Music, Music, Music, Teresa Brewer
7. Third Man Theme, Guy Lombardo
8. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy, Red Foley
9. Harbor Lights, Sammy Kaye
10. It Isn't Fair, Sammy Kaye & Don Cornell
11. If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked A Cake, Eileen Barton
12. Bonaparte's Retreat, Kay Starr
13. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers
14. There's No Tomorrow, Tony Martin
15. The Thing, Phil Harris
16. Sentimental Me, Ames Brothers
17. I Wanna Be Loved, Andrews Sisters & Gordon Jenkins
18. Tennessee Waltz, Patti Page
19. I Can Dream, Can't I, Andrews Sisters & Gordon Jenkins
20. I'll Never Be Free, Tennessee Ernie Ford & Kay Starr
21. All My Love, Patti Page
22. My Foolish Heart, Gordon Jenkins
23. Rag Mop, Ames Brothers
24. Bewitched, Bill Snyder
25. Hoop Dee Dog, Perry Como
26. Bewitched, Gordon Jenkins
27. Can Anyone Explain?, Ames Brothers
28. My Foolish Heart, Billy Eckstine
29. Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Bing Crosby
30. Cry Of The Wild Goose, Frankie Laine</SPAN>
 

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Top 50 of 1985 ;)

1. Careless Whisper, Wham!
2. Like A Virgin, Madonna
3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham!
4. I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner
5. I Feel For You, Chaka Khan
6. Out Of Touch, Daryl Hall and John Oates
7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears
8. Money For Nothing, Dire Straits
9. Crazy For You, Madonna
10. Take On Me, A-Ha
11. Everytime You Go Away, Paul Young
12. Easy Lover, Phil Collins and Philip Bailey
13. Can't Fight This Feeling, REO Speedwagon
14. We Built This City, Starship
15. The Power Of Love, Huey Lewis and The News
16. Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds
17. Cherish, Kool and The Gang
18. St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion), John Parr
19. The Heat Is On, Glenn Frey
20. We Are The World, U.S.A. For Africa
21. Shout, Tears For Fears
22. Part-Time Lover, Stevie Wonder
23. Saving All My Love For You, Whitney Houston
24. Heaven, Bryan Adams
25. Everything She Wants, Wham!
26. Cool It Now, New Edition
27. Miami Vice Theme, Jan Hammer
28. Lover Boy, Billy Ocean
29. Lover Girl, Teena Marie
30. You Belong To The City, Glenn Frey
31. Oh Sheila, Ready For The World
32. Rhythm Of The Night, Debarge
33. One More Night, Phil Collins
34. Sea Of Love, Honeydrippers
35. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran
36. The Wild Boys, Duran Duran
37. You're The Inspiration, Chicago
38. Neutron Dance, Pointer Sisters
39. We Belong, Pat Benatar
40. Nightshift, Commodores
41. Things Can Only Get Better, Howard Jones
42. All I Need, Jack Wagner
43. Freeway Of Love, Aretha Franklin
44. Never Surrender, Corey Hart
45. Sussudio, Phil Collins
46. Strut, Sheena Easton
47. You Give Good Love, Whitney Houston
48. The Search Is Over, Survivor
49. Missing You, Diana Ross
50. Separate Lives, Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
 

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Deb ... here's our year. But only the top 30. BTW, this is 1954

1. Little Things Mean A Lot, Kitty Kallen
2. Wanted, Perry Como
3. Hey There, Rosemary Clooney
4. Sh-Boom, Crew Cuts
5. Make Love To Me, Jo Stafford
6. Oh! My Pa-pa, Eddie Fisher
7. I Get So Lonely, Four Knights
8. Three Coins In The Fountain, Four Aces
9. Secret Love, Doris Day
10. Hernando's Hideaway, Archie Bleyer
11. Young At Heart, Frank Sinatra
12. This Ole House, Rosemary Clooney
13. I Need You Now, Eddie Fisher
14. Cross Over The Bridge, Patti Page
15. The Little Shoemaker, Gaylords
16. That's Amore, Dean Martin
17. The Happy Wanderer, Frank Weir
18. Answer Me My Love, Nat King Cole
19. Stranger In Paradise, Tony Bennett
20. If I Give My Heart To You, Doris Day
21. If You Love Me (Really Love Me), Kay Starr
22. Skokiaan, Ralph Marterie
23. Hold My Hand, Don Cornell
24. Changing Partners, Patti Page
25. Papa Loves Mambo, Perry Como
26. Shake, Rattle And Roll, Bill Haley & His Comets
27. Rags To Riches, Tony Bennett
28. In The Chapel In The Moonlight, Kitty Kallen
29. Stranger In Paradise, Four Aces
30. Here, Tony Martin
 

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Here are the top 50 songs for the year of 1965

1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
2. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Four Tops
3. Wooly Bully, Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
4. My Girl, Temptations
5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Righteous Brothers
6. Downtown, Petula Clark
7. Help!, The Beatles
8. Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Herman's Hermits
9. Crying In The Chapel, Elvis Presley
10. You Were On My Mind, We Five
11. I Got You Babe, Sonny and Cher
12. Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter, Herman's Hermits
13. The Birds And The Bees, Jewel Aikens
14. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Mel Carter
15. Shotgun, Jr. Walker and The All Stars
16. Help Me, Rhonda, Beach Boys
17. This Diamond Ring, Gary Lewis and The Playboys
18. The "In" Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio
19. King Of The Road, Roger Miller
20. Stop! In The Name Of Love, Supremes
21. Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
22. Silhouettes, Herman's Hermits
23. I'll Never Find Another You, Seekers
24. Cara, Mia, Jay and The Americans
25. Mr. Tambourine Man, Byrds
26. Cast Your Fate To The Wind, Sounds Orchestral
27. Yes, I'm Ready, Barbara Mason
28. What's New Pussycat?, Tom Jones
29. Eve Of Destruction, Barry McGuire
30. Hang On Sloopy, McCoys
31. Ticket To Ride, The Beatles
32. Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Bert Kaempfert and His Orch.
33. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, James Brown and The Famous Flames
34. Game Of Love, Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders
35. The Name Game, Shirley Ellis
36. I Know A Place, Petula Clark
37. Back In My Arms Again, Supremes
38. Baby I'm Yours, Barbara Lewis
39. The Jolly Green Giant, Kingsmen
40. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Patti Page
41. Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan
42. I'm Telling You Now, Freddie and The Dreamers
43. Ferry Cross The Mersey, Gerry and The Pacemakers
44. Just Once In My Lips, Righteous Brothers
45. Seventh Son, Johnny Rivers
46. I'm Henry VIII, I Am, Herman's Hermits
47. A Walk In The Black Forest, Horst Jankowski
48. For Your Love, Yardbirds
49. California Girls, Beach Boys
50. Go Now, Moody Blues
51. Goldfinger, Shirley Bassey
52. Down In The Boondocks, Billy Joe Royal
53. Baby The Rain Must Fall, Glenn Yarbrough
54. Catch Us If You Can, Dave Clark Five
55. Eight Days A Week, The Beatles
56. Just A Little, Beau Brummels
57. You Turn Me On, Ian Whitcomb
58. I'll Be Doggone, Marvin Gaye
59. Save Your Heart For Me, Gary Lewis and The Playboys
 

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Ok here they ar for 1958
1. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu), Domenico Modugno
2. All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette, Everly Brothers
3. Don't/I Beg Of You, Elvis Presley
4. Witch Doctor, David Seville
5. Patricia, Perez Prado
6. Sail Along Silvery Moon/Raunchy, Billy Vaughn
7. Catch A Falling Star/Magic Moments, Perry Como
8. Tequila, Champs
9. It's All In The Game, Tommy Edwards
10. Return To Me, Dean Martin
11. It's Only Make Believe, Conway Twitty
12. The Purple People Eater, Sheb Wooley
13. Bird Dog/Devoted To You, Everly Brothers
14. Get A Job, Silhouettes
15. Little Star, Elegants
17. Stood Up/Waitin' In School, Ricky Nelson
18. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Laurie London
18. Twilight Time, Platters
19. Secretly, Jimmie Rodgers
20. At The Hop, Danny & The Juniors
21. Yakety Yak, Coasters
22. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck/Doncha' Think It's Time, Elvis Presley
24. Poor Little Fool, Ricky Nelson
25. Wonderful Time Up There/It's Too Soon To Know, Pat Boone
26. Just A Dream, Jimmy Clanton
27. Sugartime, McGuire Sisters
28. Rockin Robbin/Over And Over, Bobby Day
28. Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
29. Sweet Little Sixteen, Chuck Berry
30. Topsy II/Topsy I, Cozy Cole
31. Looking Back/Do I Like It, Nat King Cole
32. Book Of Love, Monotones
33. Tea For Two Cha Cha, Tommy Dorsey Orch. & Warren Covington
34. Tears On My Pillow, Little Anthony & The Imperials
35. Short Shorts, Royal Teens
36. Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
37. Lollipop, Chordettes
38. Splish Splash, Bobby Darin
39. Who's Sorry Now, Connie Francis
40. My True Love/Leroy, Jack Scott
40. Endles Sleep, Jody Reynolds
42. Do You Want To Dance?, Bobby Freeman
43. When, Kalin Twins
44. To Know Him Is To Love Him, Teddy Bears
45. April Love, Pat Boone
46. Rebel-'Rouser, Duane Eddy
47. Oh Julie, Crescendos
48. The Stroll, Diamonds
49. Hard-Headed Woman/Don't Ask Me Why, Elvis Presley
50. Shared - Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly and Oh Lonesome Me, Don Gibson
 

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Do you know I met two of the replacement signers for the Chordettes! I worked for their great Aunt and they were still singing on Broadway into their 60's. One is named Jean Swain and the other is Nancy Overton. Nancy is the Mom of the comedian. They even got me to sing with them!
 

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Here's the top 50 for 1970:

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
2. (They Long To Be) Close To You, Carpenters
3. American Woman/No Sugar Tonight, The Guess Who
4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, B.J. Thomas
5. War, Edwin Starr
6. Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross
7. I'll Be There, Jackson 5
8. Get Ready, Rare Earth
9. Let It Be, The Beatles
10. Band Of Gold, Freda Payne
11. Mama Told Me (Not To Come), Three Dog Night
12. Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens
13. Make It With You, Bread
14. Hitchin' A Ride, Vanity Fair
15. ABC, Jackson 5
16. The Love You Save/I Found That Girl, Jackson 5
17. Cracklin' Rose, Neil Diamond
18. Candida, Dawn
19. Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again)/Everybody Is A Star, Sly and The Family Stone
20. Spill The Wine, Eric Burdon and War
21. O-o-h Child/Dear Prudence, Five Stairsteps and Cubie
22. Spirit In The Sky, Norman Greenbaum
23. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain), Melanie and The Edwin Hawkins Singers
24. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today), Temptations
25. Love On A Two Way Street, Moments
26. Which Way You Goin' Billy?, Poppy Family
27. All Right Now, Free
28. I Want You Back, Jackson 5
29. Julie, Do Ya Love Me, Bobby Sherman
30. Green-eyed Lady, Sugarloaf
31. Signed Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours), Stevie Wonder
32. Ride Captain Ride, Blues Image
33. Venus, Shocking Blue
34. Instant Karma (We All Shine On), John Ono Lennon
35. Patches, Clarence Carter
36. Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long As I Can See The Light, Creedence Clearwater Revival
37. Rainy Night In Georgia, Brook Benton
38. Something's Burning, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
39. Give Me Just A Little More Time, Chairmen Of The Board
40. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes), Edison Lighthouse
41. The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue, The Beatles
42. Snowbird, Anne Murray
43. Reflections Of My Life, Marmalade
44. Hey There Lonely Girl, Eddie Holman
45. The Rapper, Jaggerz
46. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, Hollies
47. Tighter, Tighter, Alive and Kicking
48. Come And Get It, Badfinger
49. Cecelia, Simon and Garfunkel
50. Love Land, Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

And "You Send Me" and "Twilight Time" are two of my all-time favorite dreamy love songs!
 

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Here they are for 1953... Have only heard a handful of them that I remember.. I feel old as dirt! :curtain:



Allez-Vous-En - Kay Starr (#11)
Anna - Silvana Mangano (#5)
Anywhere I Wander - Julius LaRosa (#4)
April In Portugal
Baby Baby Baby - Teresa Brewer (#12)
Baubles, Bangles And Beads - Peggy Lee (#30)
Bye Bye Blues - Les Paul And Mary Ford (#5)
C'est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt (#8)
Caravan
Changing Partners - Patti Page (#3)
Christmas Dragnet (Parts 1 And 2) - Stan Freberg (#13)
A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson (#22)
Crazy, Man, Crazy - Bill Haley And His Comets (#12)
Crying In The Chapel
Dancin' With Someone (Longin' For You) - Teresa Brewer (#17)
Dennis The Menace - Rosemary Clooney (#25)
Doggie In The Window - Patti Page (#1)
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como (#1)
Don't Take Your Love From Me - The Three Suns (#21)
Down By The Riverside - The Four Lads (#17)
Dragnet - Ray Anthony (#2)
Ebb Tide
Eh, Cumpari - Julius LaRosa (#2)
Gambler's Guitar
Goin' To The River - Fats Domino (#24)
Half A Photograph - Kay Starr (#7)
Hey Joe! - Frankie Laine (#6)
Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - Leslie Caron (#30)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Karen Chandler (#5)
Hot Toddy - Ralph Flanagan (#7)
I Believe - Frankie Laine (#2)
I Confess - Perry Como (#17)
I Love Paris - Les Baxter (#13)
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas - Gayla Peevey (#24)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Connee Boswell (#29)
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World - Les Paul And Mary Ford (#10)
I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher (#1)
I've Got The World On A String - Frank Sinatra (#14)
If I Had A Penny - Rosemary Clooney (#26)
In The Mood - Johnny Maddox (#16)
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Teresa Brewer (#23)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - The Four Lads (#10)
Keep It A Secret - Jo Stafford (#4)
Keep It Gay - Perry Como (#30)
Lies - Perry Como (#30)
Limelight (Terry's Theme)
Little Blue Riding Hood - Stan Freberg (#9)
(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown (#23)
Many Times - Eddie Fisher (#4)
Marie - The Four Tunes (#13)
Melancholy Serenade - Jackie Gleason (#22)
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Tommy Dorsey (#21)
My One And Only Heart - Perry Como (#11)
No Moon At All - The Ames Brothers (#21)
No Other Love - Perry Como (#1)
Oh Happy Day
Oh! - Pee Wee Hunt (#3)
P.S. I Love You - The Hilltoppers (#4)
Pa-Paya Mama - Perry Como (#11)
Pretend
Rags To Riches - Tony Bennett (#1)
Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay) - Teresa Brewer (#2)
Ruby
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt (#4)
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington (#27)
Say You're Mine Again
Seven Lonely Days - Georgia Gibbs (#5)
She Wears Red Feathers - Guy Mitchell (#19)
Side By Side - Kay Starr (#3)
Sleep - Les Paul (#21)
Somebody Stole My Gal - Johnnie Ray (#8)
Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
South Of The Border - Frank Sinatra (#18)
St. George And The Dragonet - Stan Freberg (#1)
The Story Of Three Loves
Tell Me You're Mine - Mindy Carson (#22)
That's Amore - Dean Martin (#2)
There Is A Tavern In Tne Town - Wally Cox (#24)
Till I Waltz Again With You - Teresa Brewer (#1)
Trying - Johnny Desmond (#23)
The Typewriter - Leroy Anderson (#21)
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) - Les Paul And Mary Ford (#1)
Who Kissed Me Last Night - Rosemary Clooney (#23)
Wild Horses - Perry Como (#6)
With These Hands - Eddie Fisher (#7)
You Alone - Perry Como (#9)
You You You - The Ames Brothers (#1)
You'll Never Know - Rosemary Clooney (#18)
 

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Oh man, I feel so old..lol
Here ya go

1. Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley
2. Don't Be Cruel, Elvis Presley
3. Lisbon Antigua, Nelson Riddle
4. My Prayer, Platters
5. The Wayward Wind, Gogi Grant
7. The Poor People Of Paris, Les Baxter
8. Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera), Doris Day
8. Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
9. Memories Are Made Of This, Dean Martin
10. Rock And Roll Waltz, Kay Starr
11. Moonglow And Theme From "Picnic", Morris Stoloff
12. The Great Pretender, Platters
13. I Almost Lost My Mind, Pat Boone
14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Elvis Presley
15. Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley
16. Hot Diggity, Perry Como
17. Canadian Sunset, Eddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter
18. Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins
19. The Green Door, Jim Lowe
20. No, Not Much, Four Lads
21. Honky Tonk, Bill Doggett
22. Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford
23. Just Walking In The Rain, Johnnie Ray
24. Allegheny Moon, Patti Page
25. I'm In Love Again, Fats Domino
26. Tonight You Belong To Me, Patience & Prudence
27. Be-bop-a-lula, Gene Vincent
28. Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
29. Standing On The Corner, Four Lads
30. The Flying Saucer, Buchanan & Goodman
31. Moonglow And Theme From Picnic, George Cates
32. Ivory Tower, Cathy Carr
33. See You Later Alligator, Bill Haley & His Comets
34. I'll Be Home, Pat Boone
35. On The Street Where You Live, Vic Damone
36. Magic Touch, Platters
37. Born To Be With You, Chordettes
38. Band Of Gold, Don Cherry
39. More, Perry Como
40. Singing The Blues, Guy Mitchell
41. Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
42. The Fool, Stanford Clark
43. The Happy Whistler, Don Robertson
44. True Love, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
45. Long Tall Sally, Little Richard
46. Sweet Old Fashioned Girl, Teresa Brewer
47. Transfusion, Norvus Nevous
48. It Only Hurts For A Little While, Ames Brothers
49. A Tear Fell, Teresa Brewer
50. Rock Island Line, Lonnie Donegan
 
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