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Here are the songs that made the record charts in the Fifties, from January 1955 to December 1959. It's a partial list, but those that received the most plays on radio stations in Birmingham during that period of time. (WSGN-AM 610 & WYDE-AM 850)

===== Jan/Feb 1955 =====
Mr. Sandman -- The Chordettes
This Ole House -- Rosemary Clooney
Make Yourself Comfortable -- Sarah Vaughan
Hearts Of Stone -- The Charms
That's All I Want From You -- J. P. Morgan
No More -- DeJohn Sisters
Earth Angel -- Penguins
Melody Of Love -- The Four Aces
Tweedle Dee -- Georgia Gibbs or LaVerne Baker
Ling, Ting, Tong -- The Five Keys
Sincerely -- The McGuire Sisters
Crazy Otto Medley -- J. Maddox

======Mar/April 55=====
Ballad Of Davy Crockett -- B. Hayes
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White -- Prez Prado
Sand And The Sea -- Nat King Cole
Let Me Go Lover -- J. Weber
How Important Can It Be -- Joni James
Unchained Melody -- Al Hibbler
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie -- Somethin' Smith & The Redheads
Whatever Lola Wants -- Sarah Vaughan

=====May/June 55=====
Dance With Me Henry -- Georgia Gibbs
Honey Babe -- A. Mooney
Rock Around The Clock -- Bill Haley
Story Untold -- The Crew Cuts

======July/Aug 55======
A Blossom Fell -- Nat King Cole
Unchained Melody -- Les Baxter
Hummingbird -- Les Paul & Mary Ford
Learnin' The Blues -- Frank Sinatra
Yellow Rose Of Texas -- Mitch Miller
Hard To Get -- G. MacKenzie
House Of Blue Lights -- C. Miller
Maybellene -- Chuck Berry
Ain't That A Shame -- Fats Domino

=======Sept/Oct 55=======
Autumn Leaves -- Roger Williams
Gum Drop -- The Crew Cuts
Moments To Remember -- The Four Lads
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing -- The Four Aces
Shifting Whispering Sands -- Billy Vaughn
Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots -- Cheers
Seventeen -- Fontane Sisters
Only You -- The Platters
He -- Al Hibbler
Longest Walk -- J. P. Morgan

=====Nov/Dec 55======
At My Front Door -- El Dorados
It's Almost Tomorrow -- The Dream Weavers
My Boy Flat Top -- D. Collins
Only You -- The Hilltoppers
Sixteen Tons -- Tennessee Ernie Ford
Memories Are Made Of This -- Dean Martin
Band Of Gold -- D. Cherry
Great Pretender -- The Platters
Cry Me A River -- Julie London
Burn That Candle -- Bill Haley
You Are My Love -- Joni James
When You Dance -- The Turbans

======Jan/Feb 56=======
Are You Satisfied -- Rusty Draper
See You Later, Alligator -- Bill Haley
Speedo -- The Cadillacs
Tutti Frutti -- Little Richard
I'm Just A Dancing Partner -- The Platters

=======Mar/April 56========
No, Not Much -- The Four Lads
Why Do Fools Fall In Love -- Frankie Lynmon & the Teenagers
Blue Suede Shoes -- Carl Perkins
Heartbreak Hotel -- Elvis Presley
Rock Island Line -- Lonnie Donegan
Magic Touch -- The Platters
Long Tall Sally -- Little Richard
Church Bells May Ring -- The Willows

========May/June 56========
The Magic Touch -- The Platters
Moonglow And Theme from Picnic -- G. Cates
Standing On The Corner -- The Four Lads
Wayward Wind -- Gogi Grant
I'm In Love Again -- Fats Domino
Happy Whistler -- D. Robertson
A Tear Fell -- Teresa Brewer
Church Bells May Ring -- The Diamonds
Hot Diggity -- Perry Como
Transfusion -- Nervous Norvus
Picnic -- McGuire Sisters
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You -- Elvis Presley
Born To Be With You -- The Chordettes
Be-Bop-A-Lula -- Gene Vincent
Treasure Of Love -- Clyde McPhatter
I Want You To Be My Girl -- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

=======July/Aug 56========
More -- Perry Como
My Prayer -- The Platters
Standing On The Corner -- The Four Lads
It Only Hurts For A Little While -- The Ames Brothers
Soft Summer Breeze -- Eddie Heywood
Hound Dog -- Elvis Presley
Canadian Sunset -- Hugo Winterhaler Orch.
Flying Saucer (Pts. 1 & 2) -- Buchanan & Goodman
The Fool -- Sanford Clark
Fever -- Little Willie John
When My Dreamboat Comes Home -- Fats Domino
Tonight You Belong To Me -- Patience & Prudence
Honky Tonk -- Bill Doggett

========Sept/Oct. 56========
Love, Love, Love -- The Clovers
See-Saw -- The Moonglows
Just Walking In The Rain -- Johnny Ray
Green Door -- Jim Lowe
Love Me Tender -- Elvis Presley
Friendly Persuasion -- Pat Boone
Blueberry Hill -- Fats Domino
True Love -- Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
It Isn't Right -- The Platters
Let The Good Times Roll -- Shirley & Lee
I Walk The Line -- Johnny Cash
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind -- The Five Keys
Ka Ding Dong -- The Diamonds

=======Nov/Dec 56===========
Singing The Blues -- Guy Mitchell
Hey, Jealous Lover -- Frank Sinatra
You'll Never, Never Know -- The Platters
Rose And A Baby Ruth -- Geo. Hamilton, IV
Priscilla -- Eddy Cooley
Let The Good Times Roll -- Shirley and Lee
In The Still Of The Night -- The Five Satins
The Green Door -- Jim Lowe
Don't Be Cruel -- Elvis Presley
Since I Met You Baby -- Ivory Joe Hunter
Slow Walk -- Sil Austin
Jamacia Farewell -- Harry Belefonte
Moonlight Gambler -- Frankie Laine

========Jan/Feb 57===========
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby -- Jerry Lee Lewis
Confidential -- S. Knight
Young Love -- Sonny James / Also Tab Hunter
Thousand Miles Away -- The Heartbeats
Wisdom Of A Fool -- The Five Keys
Banana Boat Song -- The Tarriers / Also Harry Belefonte
Jim Dandy -- Laverne Baker
Blue Monday -- Fats Domino
Who Needs You -- The Four Lads
Party Doll -- Buddy Knox
Come, Go With Me -- The Del Vikings
Lucky Lips -- Ruth Brown

=======Mar/April 57===========
Teen-Age Crush -- Tommy Sands
Marianne -- The Hilltoppers
I'm Stickin' With You -- Jimmy Bowen
Little Darlin' -- The Diamonds
Round and Round -- Perry Como
Gone -- Ferlin Huskey
I'm Sorry -- The Platters
All Shook Up -- Elvis Presley
Lucille -- Little Richard
He's Mine -- The Platters
School Day -- Chuck Berry

========May/June 57========
White Sport Coat -- Marty Robbins
C. C. Rider -- Chuck Willis
Love Letters In The Sand -- Pat Boone
Bye Bye Love -- Everly Brothers
Young Blood/ Searchin' -- The Coasters
It's Not For Me To Say -- Johnny Mathis
Over The Mountain -- Johnny & Joe
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter - Billy Williams
Teddy Bear -- Elvis Presley
Jenny, Jenny -- Little Richard
Susie Q -- Dale Hawkins
Let The Four Winds Blow -- Roy Brown
Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep -- Buddy Knox

=========July/Aug 57==========
So Rare -- Jimmy Dorsey
Short Fat Fannie -- Larry Williams
Whispering Bells -- The Del Vikings
My Dream -- The Platters
Tammy -- Debbie Reynolds
Diana -- Paul Anka
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On -- Jerry Lee Lewis
Wonderful, Wonderful -- Johnny Mathis
Shargri-La -- The Four Coins
Love Me To Pieces -- Jil Cory
That'll Be The Day -- Buddy Holly & The Crickets
To The Aisle -- The Five Satins
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird -- Marvin Rainwater
Honey Comb -- Jimmy Rodgers
Mr. Lee -- The Bobbettes

========Sept/Oct 57==========
Fascination -- Jane Morgan
Around The World -- Victor Young
Hula Love -- Buddy Knox
Chances Are -- Johnny Mathis
Lotta Lovin' -- Gene Vincent
Happy Happy Birthday Baby -- Tune Weavers
Love Me To Pieces -- Jil Corey
Be-Bop Baby -- Ricky Nelson
Deep Purple -- Billy Ward & Dominoes
White Silver Sands -- Don Rondo
Wake Up Little Susie -- Everly Brothers
Silhouettes -- The Rays
You Send Me -- Sam Cooke
Keep A Knockin' -- Little Richard
Little Bitty Pretty One -- Thurston Harris

========Nov/Dec 57==========
My Special Angel -- Bobby Helms
Melodie D'amour -- Ames Bros.
All The Way -- Frank Sinatra
Peanuts -- Little Joe & The Thrillers
I'm Available -- Margie Rayburn
Till -- Roger Williams
My One Sin -- The Four Coins
Rock n' Roll Music -- Chuck Berry
Peggy Sue -- Buddy Holly
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine -- Jimmie Rodgers
Swanee River Rock -- Ray Charles
Raunchy -- Bill Justis
Bony Maronie -- Larry Williams
Oh Boy -- Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Wild Is The Wind -- Johnny Mathis
The Big Beat -- Fats Domino
Put A Light In The Window -- The Four Lads
Jingle Bell Rock -- Bobby Helms

========Jan\Feb 58==========
At The Hop -- Danny & The Juniors
Great Balls Of Fire -- Jerry Lee Lewis
You Send Me -- Sam Cooke
La Dee Dah -- Billy & Lillie
Sugartime -- McGuire Sisters
Teardrops -- Lee Andrews and the Hearts
Oh, Julie -- Crescendos
Get A Job -- Silhouettes
Don't Let Go -- Roy Hamilton
March From The River Kwai -- Mitch Miller
Maybe -- The Chantels
April Love -- Pat Boone
The Stroll -- The Diamonds
Short Shorts -- The Royal Teens
Catch A Falling Star -- Perry Como
Witchcraft -- Frank Sinatra
Click Clack -- Dicky Doo and the Don'ts
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen -- Johnny Cash
This Little Girl Of Mine -- Everly Brothers
Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again -- Jimmie Rodgers
Sweet Little Sixteen -- Chuck Berry
Swingin' Shepherd Blues -- Johnny Pate Quintet
Come To Me -- Johnny Mathis

========Mar/Apr 58=======
Twenty-Six Miles -- The Four Preps
Don't -- Elvis Presley
A Wonderful Time Up There -- Pat Boone
You Are My Destiny -- Paul Anka
Are You Sincere -- Andy Williams
The Walk -- Jimmie McCracklin
Tequila -- The Champs
We Belong Together --Robert and Johnny
This Little Girl Of Mine -- Everly Brothers
Been So Long -- The Pastels
So Tough -- The Casuals
Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay -- Danny & the Juniors
Lollipop -- The Chordettes
Who's Sorry Now -- Connie Francis
Maybe Baby -- The Crickets
Book Of Love -- The Monotones
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands -- Laurie London
Twilight Time -- The Platters
Who's Sorry Now -- Connie Francis
Breathless -- Jerry Lee Lewis
Don't You Just Know It -- Huey Smith
Oh, Lonesome Me -- Don Gibson
There's Only One Of You -- The Four Lads
All I Have To Do Is Dream -- Everly Brothers
Chanson D'amour -- Art & Dotty Todd
For Your Love -- Ed Townsend
To Be Loved -- Jackie Wilson
Skinny Minnie -- Bill Haley & His Comets

========May/June 58========
Witch Doctor -- David Seville
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck -- Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode -- Chuck Berry
Big Man -- The Four Preps
What Am I Living For --Chuck Willis
Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes -- Chuck Willis
All The Time -- Johnny Mathis
Secretly --Jimmie Rodgers
Do You Want To Dance -- Bobby Freeman
Don't You Just Know It --Hey Smith
Jennie Lee -- Jan and Arnie
I Wonder Why -- Dion and the Belmonts
Endless Sleep -- Jody Reynolds
Looking Back -- Nat King Cole
For Your Love -- Ed Townsend
High School Confidential -- Jerry Lee Lewis
Guess Things Happen That Way -- Johnny Cash
Rave On -- Buddy Holly
Yakety Yak -- The Coasters
All I Have To Do Is Dream -- Everly Brothers
Particia -- Perez Prado
Splish, Splash -- Bobby Darin
When -- The Kalin Twins
Willie and the Hand Jive -- Johnny Otis Show
For Your Precious Love -- Jerry Butler
I Love You So -- The Chantels

=======July/Aug 58=========
Poor Little Fool -- Ricky Nelson
Rebel Rouser -- Duane Eddy
Leroy -- Jack Scott
Just A Dream -- Jimmy Clanton
One Summer Night -- The Danleers
Endless Sleep -- Jody Reynolds
Little Star -- Elegants
Bird Dog -- The Everly Brothers
Are You Really Mine -- Jimmy Rogers

======Sept/Oct 58======
Rockin' Robin -- Bobby Day
Early In The Mornin' -- Bobby Darin & the Rinky-Dinks
Susie Darlin' -- Robin Luke
Summertime Blues -- Eddie Cochran
Cerveza -- Boots Brown
Somebody Touched Me -- Buddy Knox
Summertime, Summertime -- The Jamies
Early In The Morning -- Buddy Holly
It's All In The Game -- Tommy Edwards
Tears On My Pillow -- Little Anthony & Imperials
Born Too Late -- The Poni Tails
Fever -- Peggy Lee
A Certain Smile -- Johnny Mathis
Topsy II -- Cozy Cole
The End -- Earl Grant
La-Da-DoDa -- Dale Hawkins
You Cheated -- The Shields
Carol -- Chuck Berry
Tom Dooley -- The Kingston Trio
Chantilly Lace -- The Big Bopper
Call Me -- Johnny Mathis

======Nov/Dec 58======
To Know Him Is To Love Him -- The Teddy Bears
Beep Beep -- The Playmates
Problems -- The Everly Brothers
A Lover's Question -- Clyde McPhatter
Love Is All We Need -- Tommy Edwards
Walking Along -- The Diamonds
The Mocking Bird -- The Four Lads
The Blob -- The Five Blobs
Tunnel Of Love -- Doris Day
Whole Lotta' Loving -- Fats Domino
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes -- The Platters
Lonesome Town -- Ricky Nelson
Gotta Travel On -- Billy Grammer
Lonely Teardrops -- Jackie Wilson
The Chipmunk Song -- David Seville & the Chipmunks
My Happiness -- Connie Francis
16 Candles -- The Crests
The Diary -- Neil Sedaka
I Cried A Tear -- LaVern Baker
Goodby Baby -- Jack Scott
Jingle Bell Rock -- Bobby Helms
Green Christmas -- Stan Freeberg
Pledging My Love -- Roy Hamilton
Stagger Lee -- Lloyd Price
Lucky Ladybug -- Billy & Lillie

======Jan/Feb '59======
Donna -- Richie Valens
Nobody But You -- Dee Clark
May You Always -- the McGuire Sisters
LaBamba -- Richie Valens
All American Boy -- Bill Parsons
Tall Paul -- Annette
Little Space Girl -- Jesse Lee Turner
The Lonely One -- Duane Eddy
Don't Take Your Guns To Town -- Johnny Cash
Pretty Girls Everywhere -- Eugene Church
I've Had It -- The Bellnotes
Charlie Brown -- The Coasters
It's Just A Matter Of Time -- Brook Benton
Tragedy -- Thomas Wayne
Venus -- Frankie Avalon
Rawhide -- Link Wray
Please Mr. Sun -- Tommy Edwards
Sea Cruise -- Frankie Ford
Never Be Anyone Else But You -- Ricky Nelson
The Worrin' Kind -- Tommy Sands
Pink Shoelaces -- Dodie Stevens
Hurtin' Inside -- Brook Benton
It Doesn't Matter Anymore -- Buddy Holly

======Mar/Apr 59======
It's Late -- Ricky Nelson
Since I Don't Have You -- The Skyliners
Come Softly To Me -- The Fleetwoods
Where Were You On Our Wedding Day -- Lloyd Price
A Fool Such As I -- Elvis Presley
Tiajuana Jail -- The Kingston Trio
I Need Your Love Tonight -- Elvis Presley
I'm Never Gonna Tell -- Jimmy Rogers
Tell Him No -- Travis & Bob
Moonlight Serenade -- The Rivieras
Sorry I Ran All The Way Home -- The Impalas
Take A Message To Mary -- The Everly Brothers
As Time Goes By -- Johnny Nash
Poor Jenny -- Everly Brothers
Come To Me -- Marv Johnson
Turn Me Loose -- Fabian
The Happy Organ -- Dave "Baby" Cortez
Enchanted -- The Platters
So Fine -- The Fiestas
Lovey Dovey -- Clyde McPhatter
That's My Little Susie -- Ritchie Valens
Bonaparte's Retreat -- Billy Grammer
I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself -- Buddy Knox

======May/June 59======
A Teenager In Love -- Dion & The Belmonts
Dream Lover -- Bobby Darin
Battle Of New Orleans -- Johnny Horton
Endlessly -- Brook Benton
Someone -- Johnny Mathis
Personality -- Lloyd Price
You're So Fine -- The Falcons
Crossfire -- Johnny & The Hurricanes
I Waited Too Long -- LaVern Baker
Kansas City -- Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Just Keep It Up -- Dee Clark
White Lightning -- George Jones
Quiet Village -- Martin Denny
That's Why -- Jackie Wilson
Lipstick On Your Collar -- Connie Francis
My Heart Is An Open Book -- Carl Dobkins, Jr.
So Close -- Brook Benton
Along Came Jones -- The Coasters
Russian Bandstand -- Spencer & Spencer
Kansas City -- Wilbert Harrison
Tallahassee Lassie -- Freddy Cannon
Lonely Boy -- Paul Anka
Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb -- Ed Byrnes/Connie Francis
Hushabye -- The Mystics
Enchanted -- The Platters
This I Swear -- The Skyliners
Ring-A-Ling-A-Lario -- Jimmie Rodgers
The Wonder Of You -- Ray Peterson
The Class -- Chubby Checker
There Goes My Baby -- The Drifters
Tiger -- Fabian
Only Sixteen -- Sam Cooke
Since You've Been Gone -- Clyde McPhatter
M.T.A. -- The Kingston Trio
Forty Days -- Ronnie Hawkins
Wonderful You -- Jimmie Rodgers
One Love, One Heart -- The Four Coins
La Plume De Ma Tante -- Hugo & Luigi
Taboo -- Arthur Lyman
Forty Miles Of Bad Road -- Duane Eddy
Lavender Blue -- Sammy Turner
Back In The U.S.A. -- Chuck Berry
Remember When -- The Platters
Just A Little Too Much -- Ricky Nelson
Small World -- Johnny Mathis
Quiet Three -- Duane Eddy
High Hopes -- Frank Sinatra
It Was I -- Skip & Flip
Cap & Gown -- Marty Robbins
Till There Was You -- Anita Bryant
See You In September -- The Tempos
Here Comes Summer -- Jerry Keller

======July/Aug 59======
What'd I Say -- Ray Charles
Crackin' Up -- Bo Diddley
The Three Bells -- The Browns
I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday -- Fats Domino
Broken Hearted Melody -- Sarah Vaughan
Sea Of Love -- Phil Phillips
Sleep Walk -- Santo & Johnny
Lavender Blue -- Sammy Turner
I'm Gonna Get Married -- Lloyd Price
I Ain't Never -- Webb Pierce
Mack The Knife -- Bobby Darin
I Got Stripes -- Johnny Cash
Waterloo -- Stonewall Jackson
The Mummy -- Bobby McFadden
Poison Ivy -- The Coasters
Mary Lou -- Ronnie Hawkins
Johnny Reb -- Johnny Horton
Hey Little Girl -- Dee Clark
The Angels Listened In -- The Crests

======Sep/Oct 59======
Till I Kissed You -- Everly Brothers
Baby Talk -- Jan & Dean
Morgen -- Ivo Robic
The Three Bells -- Dick Flood
Teen Beat -- Sandy Nelson
What Is Love -- The Playmates
Primrose Lane -- Jerry Wallace
Mr. Blue -- The Fleetwoods
You're Gonna Miss Me -- Connie Francis
True, True Happiness -- Johnny Tillotson
You Were Mine -- The Fireflies
You Better Know It -- Jackie Wilson
Love Potion No. 9 -- The Clovers
Five Feet High And Risin' -- Johnny Cash
Worried Man -- The Kingston Trio
Say Man -- Bo Diddley
Tucumcari -- Jimmy Rodgers
Danny Boy -- Conway Twitty
The Enchanted Sea -- The Islanders
Misty -- Johnny Mathis
Ski King -- E.C. Beatty
Heartaches By The Number -- Guy Mitchell
If I Give My Heart To You -- Kitty kallen
Unforgettable -- Dinah Washington
We Got Love -- Bobby Rydell
Oh, Carol -- Neil Sadaka
Running Bear -- Johnny Preston
Dance With Me -- The Drifters
Be My Guest -- Fats Domino
The Enchanted Sea -- Martin Denny
You Mean Everything To Me -- The Fleetwoods

======Nov/Dec 59======
Always -- Sammy Turner
You Got What It Takes -- Marv Johnson
True Love, True Love -- The Drifters
Scarlet Ribbons -- The Browns
The Big Hurt -- Toni Fisher
Tiny Tim -- LaVern Baker
Smooth Operator -- Sarah Vaughan
The Best Of Everything -- Johnny Mathis
I'm Movin' On -- Ray Charles
First Name Initial -- Annette
You Went Back On Your Word -- Clyde McPhatter
El Paso -- Marty Robbins
There I've Said It Again -- Sam Cooke
Why -- Frankie Avalon
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans -- Freddy Cannon
Among My Souvineers -- Connie Francis
Pretty Blue Eyes -- Steve Lawrence
Go, Jimmy, Go -- Jimmy Clanton
Talk That Talk -- Jackie Wilson
How About That -- Dee Clark
Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop -- Little Anthony & the Imperials
The Little Drummer Boy -- Johnny Cash
Sweet Nuthins -- Brenda Lee
Teen Angel -- Mark Denning
Sandy -- Larry Hall
He'll Have To Go -- Jim Reeves
If I Had A Girl -- Rod Lauren
No Love Have I -- Webb Pierce
Where Or When -- Dion & The Belmonts
Let's Try Again -- Clyde McPhatter
Down By The Station -- The Four Preps
Handy Man -- Jimmy Jones
Honey Hush -- Joe Turner
Little Things Mean A Lot -- Joni James
Harlem Nocturne -- The Viscounts

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