All US Top 40 Singles for 1955

These are all the top 40 singles for 1955. You can find the top 30 songs of 1955 here.

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Week Ending 29th June 1955
Week Ending 6th July 1955
Week Ending 13th July 1955
Week Ending 20th July 1955
Week Ending 27th July 1955
Week Ending 3rd August 1955
Week Ending 10th August 1955
Week Ending 17th August 1955
Week Ending 24th August 1955
Week Ending 31st August 1955
Week Ending 7th September 1955
Week Ending 14th September 1955
Week Ending 21st September 1955
Week Ending 28th September 1955
Week Ending 5th October 1955
Week Ending 12th October 1955
Week Ending 19th October 1955
Week Ending 26th October 1955
Week Ending 2nd November 1955
Week Ending 9th November 1955
Week Ending 16th November 1955
Week Ending 23rd November 1955
Week Ending 30th November 1955
Week Ending 7th December 1955
Week Ending 14th December 1955
Week Ending 21st December 1955
Week Ending 28th December 1955

 

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 29th June, 1955
– Issue Date: 9th July, 1955

1 2 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-19 (1)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-10 (3)
4 4 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-14 (2)
5 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 (5)
6 6 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-12 (6)
7 8 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (7)
8 11 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-6 (8)
9 7 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-14 (5)
10 12 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-7 (10)

11 9 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-16 (2)
12 10 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-15 (10)
13 13 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-12 (9)
14 17 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-2 (14)
15 14 THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Bill Hayes (Cadence)-20 (1)
16 24 t THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-3 (16)
17 15 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (15)
18 22 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-3 (18)
19 — AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (19)
20 24 t A STORY UNTOLD –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 (20)

21 18 ALABAMA JUBILEE –•– Ferko String Band (Media)-4 (18)
22 20 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-4 (20)
23 23 HEY, MISTER BANJO –•– The Sunnysiders (Kapp)-8 (20)
24 — SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (24)
25 t 21 THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-17 (6)
25 t — THE BREEZE AND I (Andalucia) –•– Caterina Valente (Decca)-13 (13)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 29th June, 1955

1 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (1)
3 4 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 (3)
4 5 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (4)
5 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-13 (1)
6 7 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (6)
7 6 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-12 (3)
8 8 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (6)
9 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-10 (6)
10 — SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-1 (10)

11 10 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-5 (10)
12 13 CHEE CHEE-OO CHEE (Sang the Little Bird) –•– Perry Como and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 (13)
13 9 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-14 (3)
14 12 IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-6 (12)
15 — THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (15)
16 17 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-2 (16)
17 16 HEART –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (14)
18 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (18)
19 — LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Lena Horne (RCA Victor)-1 (19)
20 — SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 29th June, 1955

1 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-14 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-7 (2)
3 2 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-15 (1)
4 4 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-10 (3)
5 6 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (5)
6 7 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (6)
7 t 4 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-11 (3)
7 t 8 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-8 (6)
9 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (9)
10 10 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-10 (6)

11 — HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-1 (11)
12 11 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-6 (8)
13 14 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (13)
14 12 THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Bill Hayes (Cadence)-18 (1)
15 13 BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-13 (5)
16 — SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-1 (16)
17 15 WHATEVER LOLA WANTS –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (9)
18 t 16 HEY, MISTER BANJO –•– The Sunnysiders (Kapp)-7 (12)
18 t 19 CHEE CHEE-OO CHEE (Sang the Little Bird) –•– Perry Como and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (18)
18 t — SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (18)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 6th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 16th July, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-20 (1)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-11 (3)
4 4 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-15 (2)
5 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (5)
6 6 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-13 (6)
7 7 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (7)
8 8 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-7 (8)
9 10 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-8 (9)
10 12 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-16 (10)

11 9 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-15 (5)
12 14 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-3 (12)
13 13 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-13 (9)
14 11 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-17 (2)
15 17 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (15)
16 19 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (16)
17 22 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-5 (17)
18 20 A STORY UNTOLD –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-4 (18)
19 21 ALABAMA JUBILEE –•– Ferko String Band (Media)-5 (18)
20 — AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (20)

21 16 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-4 (16)
22 24 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-2 (22)
23 25 t THE BREEZE AND I (Andalucia) –•– Caterina Valente (Decca)-14 (13)
24 t 18 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-4 (18)
24 t — MY ONE SIN –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (24)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 6th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 16th July, 1955

1 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (1)
3 2 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-15 (1)
4 5 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-14 (1)
5 4 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-10 (4)
6 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (6)
7 7 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-13 (3)
8 14 IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 16 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-3 (9)
10 9 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-11 (6)

11 10 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-2 (10)
12 20 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-2 (12)
13 8 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-10 (6)
14 — EXPERIENCE UNNECESSARY –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (14)
15 — IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-3 (15)
16 — AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (16)
17 13 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-15 (3)
18 18 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-2 (18)
19 15 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (15)
20 t 11 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-6 (10)
20 t — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Marion Marlowe (Cadence)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 6th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 16th July, 1955

1 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-15 – (7 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (2)
3 2 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-8 (2)
4 3 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-16 (1)
5 6 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (5)
6 4 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-11 (3)
7 7 t HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-9 (6)
8 7 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-12 (3)
9 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (9)
10 11 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-2 (10)

11 10 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-11 (6)
12 12 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-7 (8)
13 15 BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-14 (5)
14 t 16 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-2 (14)
14 t 18 t CHEE CHEE-OO CHEE (Sang the Little Bird) –•– Perry Como and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (14)
14 t — ROLLIN’ STONE / PLAYMATES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (13)
17 13 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (13)
18 t — THE BANDIT (O’Cangaceiro) –•– Eddie Barclay and His Orchestra (Tico)-1 (18)
18 t — AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (18)
20 18 t HEY, MISTER BANJO –•– The Sunnysiders (Kapp)-8 (12)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 13th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 23rd July, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-11 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (2)
3 2 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-21 (1)
4 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-12 (3)
5 4 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-16 (2)
6 7 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (6)
7 8 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-8 (7)
8 16 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (8)
9 6 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-14 (6)
10 10 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-17 (10)

11 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-9 (9)
12 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (5)
13 12 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-4 (12)
14 22 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-3 (14)
15 — RAZZLE-DAZZLE / TWO HOUND DOGS –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (15)
16 18 A STORY UNTOLD –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-5 (16)
17 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (17)
18 17 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-6 (17)
19 24 t THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-5 (18)
20 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-14 (9)

21 14 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-18 (2)
22 21 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-5 (16)
23 t 20 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (20)
23 t — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (23)
25 t 19 ALABAMA JUBILEE –•– Ferko String Band (Media)-6 (18)
25 t — DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-1 (25)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 13th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 23rd July, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (1)
3 5 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-11 (3)
4 4 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-15 (1)
5 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (5)
6 3 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-16 (1)
7 9 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-4 (7)
8 7 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-14 (3)
9 8 IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-8 (8)
10 11 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-3 (10)

11 10 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-12 (6)
12 18 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-3 (12)
13 15 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-4 (13)
14 16 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (14)
15 20 t HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-7 (10)
16 13 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-11 (6)
17 12 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (12)
18 19 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-3 (15)
19 — THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-1 (19)
20 — SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 13th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 23rd July, 1955

1 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-16 – (8 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (2)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-9 (2)
4 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 (4)
5 6 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-12 (3)
6 4 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-17 (1)
7 t 7 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-10 (6)
7 t 10 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-3 (7)
9 8 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-13 (3)
10 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (9)

11 12 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-8 (8)
12 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-12 (6)
13 17 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (13)
14 14 t ROLLIN’ STONE / PLAYMATES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (13)
15 20 HEY, MISTER BANJO –•– The Sunnysiders (Kapp)-9 (12)
16 t 18 t AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (16)
16 t 13 BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-15 (5)
18 t 14 t SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-3 (14)
18 t 14 t CHEE CHEE-OO CHEE (Sang the Little Bird) –•– Perry Como and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (14)
20 — THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 20th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 30th July, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-13 (2)
3 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (2)
4 3 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-22 (1)
5 8 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (5)
6 7 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-9 (6)
7 5 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-17 (2)
8 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (6)
9 10 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-18 (9)
10 11 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-10 (9)

11 9 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-15 (6)
12 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-17 (5)
13 17 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-2 (13)
14 18 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-7 (14)
15 13 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-5 (12)
16 14 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-4 (14)
17 16 A STORY UNTOLD –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-6 (16)
18 25 t DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-2 (18)
19 t 22 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-6 (16)
19 t 23 t I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-2 (19)

21 15 RAZZLE-DAZZLE / TWO HOUND DOGS –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 (15)
22 23 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (22)
23 19 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-6 (18)
24 — THE KENTUCKIAN SONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-1 (24)
25 — MY ONE SIN –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (24)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 20th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 30th July, 1955

1 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 (1)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 6 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-17 (1)
5 7 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-5 (5)
6 5 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (5)
7 14 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (7)
8 4 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-16 (1)
9 8 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-15 (3)
10 9 IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-9 (8)

11 16 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-12 (6)
12 12 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-4 (12)
13 10 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-4 (10)
14 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-13 (6)
15 18 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-4 (15)
16 17 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (12)
17 13 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-5 (13)
18 15 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-8 (10)
19 — DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-1 (19)
20 — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 20th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 30th July, 1955

1 2 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-17 (1)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-10 (2)
4 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (4)
5 5 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-13 (3)
6 7 t HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-4 (6)
7 7 t HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-11 (6)
8 6 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-18 (1)
9 10 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (9)
10 11 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-9 (8)

11 9 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-14 (3)
12 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-13 (6)
13 16 t AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (13)
14 t 13 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (13)
14 t — ALABAMA JUBILEE –•– Ferko String Band (Media)-1 (14)
16 t — AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (16)
16 t — HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (16)
18 t — HEY, MISTER BANJO –•– The Sunnysiders (Kapp)-10 (12)
18 t 20 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (18)
18 t — THE BANJO’S BACK IN TOWN –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (18)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 27th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 6th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 (2)
3 2 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-14 (2)
4 5 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (4)
5 4 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-23 (1)
6 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-10 (6)
7 7 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Chrous and Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (2)
8 9 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-19 (8)
9 8 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (6)
10 10 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-11 (9)

11 13 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-3 (11)
12 15 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-6 (12)
13 18 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-3 (13)
14 16 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-5 (14)
15 11 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-16 (6)
16 14 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-8 (14)
17 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (17)
18 23 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-7 (18)
19 22 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (19)
20 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-18 (5)

21 17 A STORY UNTOLD –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-7 (16)
22 24 THE KENTUCKIAN SONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-2 (22)
23 19 t THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-7 (16)
24 21 RAZZLE-DAZZLE / TWO HOUND DOGS –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (15)
25 19 t I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-3 (19)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 27th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 6th August, 1955

1 2 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-11 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (1)
3 7 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (3)
4 3 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-13 (3)
5 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-6 (5)
6 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (5)
7 4 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (1)
8 8 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-17 (1)
9 12 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-5 (9)
10 13 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-5 (10)

11 17 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-6 (11)
12 9 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (3)
13 15 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-5 (13)
14 — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Marion Marlowe (Cadence)-2 (14)
15 20 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-2 (15)
16 — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-1 (16)
17 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (17)
18 t 10 IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-10 (8)
18 t 19 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-2 (18)
20 t — THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-1 (20)
20 t 11 HEART –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-13 (6)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 27th July, 1955
– Issue Date: 6th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-18 (1)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-11 (2)
4 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (4)
5 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-5 (5)
6 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (6)
7 13 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (7)
8 t 5 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (3)
8 t 7 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-12 (6)
10 10 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-10 (8)

11 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-15 (3)
12 8 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-19 (1)
13 16 t HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-2 (13)
14 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-14 (6)
15 18 t THE BANJO’S BACK IN TOWN –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-2 (15)
16 16 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (16)
17 — GOOD AND LONESOME –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (17)
18 t 14 t ALABAMA JUBILEE –•– Ferko String Band (Media)-2 (14)
18 t — SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (18)
18 t — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Marion Marlowe (Cadence)-1 (18)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 3rd August, 1955
– Issue Date: 13th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (2)
3 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (2)
4 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-15 (2)
5 17 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (5)
6 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-11 (6)
7 8 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-20 (7)
8 11 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-4 (8)
9 5 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-24 (1)
10 7 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-19 (2)

11 14 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-6 (11)
12 16 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-9 (12)
13 13 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-4 (13)
14 9 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (6)
15 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-1 (15)
16 10 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-12 (9)
17 24 RAZZLE-DAZZLE / TWO HOUND DOGS –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (15)
18 12 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-7 (12)
19 15 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-17 (6)
20 22 THE KENTUCKIAN SONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-3 (20)

21 25 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-4 (19)
22 — TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (22)
23 t — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (23)
23 t 18 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-8 (18)
25 19 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (19)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 3rd August, 1955
– Issue Date: 13th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-15 (1)
3 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (3)
4 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-7 (4)
5 17 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (5)
6 4 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-14 (3)
7 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (5)
8 7 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-19 (1)
9 11 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-7 (9)
10 9 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-6 (9)

11 12 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-17 (3)
12 10 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-6 (10)
13 t 8 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-18 (1)
13 t 15 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-3 (13)
15 — SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (15)
16 t 16 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-2 (16)
16 t 18 t DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-3 (16)
18 t 20 t THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-2 (18)
18 t — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (18)
20 13 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-6 (13)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 3rd August, 1955
– Issue Date: 13th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 (2)
3 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-12 (2)
4 2 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-19 (1)
5 7 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (5)
6 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-6 (5)
7 6 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (6)
8 10 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-11 (8)
9 8 t HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-13 (6)
10 11 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (3)

11 13 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-3 (11)
12 t 8 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-15 (3)
12 t 14 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-15 (6)
14 t 16 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (14)
14 t 12 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (Wallflower) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-20 (1)
16 t 18 t SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-3 (16)
16 t — DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-1 (16)
18 t 15 THE BANJO’S BACK IN TOWN –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-3 (15)
18 t — THE POPCORN SONG –•– Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (18)
20 t — SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-4 (14)
20 t — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 10th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 20th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-15 – (7 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (2)
3 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (3)
4 3 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-15 (2)
5 4 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-16 (2)
6 11 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-7 (6)
7 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-12 (6)
8 7 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-21 (7)
9 8 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-5 (8)
10 12 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-10 (10)

11 15 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-2 (11)
12 10 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-20 (2)
13 — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (13)
14 9 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-25 (1)
15 21 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-5 (15)
16 23 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (16)
17 13 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-5 (13)
18 25 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (18)
19 23 t THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-9 (18)
20 14 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (6)

21 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (21)
22 20 THE KENTUCKIAN SONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-4 (20)
23 t — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Nick Noble (Wing)-1 (23)
23 t — SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-1 (23)
25 — THE POPCORN SONG –•– Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (25)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 10th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 20th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-16 (1)
3 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (3)
4 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (3)
5 4 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-8 (4)
6 8 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-20 (1)
7 6 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-15 (3)
8 10 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-1 (9)
10 15 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-2 (10)

11 9 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-8 (9)
12 — TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (12)
13 7 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (5)
14 13 t I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-4 (13)
15 — THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (15)
16 12 SWEET AND GENTLE –•– Alan Dale (Coral)-7 (10)
17 18 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (17)
18 — SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (18)
19 16 t DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-4 (16)
20 — FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 10th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 20th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (2)
3 5 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (3)
4 3 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-13 (2)
5 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-7 (5)
6 4 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-20 (1)
7 9 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-14 (6)
8 t 7 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (6)
8 t 8 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-12 (8)
10 10 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-17 (3)

11 11 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-4 (11)
12 14 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (12)
13 16 t DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-2 (13)
14 t 18 t THE POPCORN SONG –•– Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (14)
14 t — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (14)
16 t 12 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-16 (3)
16 t 12 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-16 (6)
18 t 16 t SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-4 (16)
18 t 20 t THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-2 (18)
18 t — SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (18)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 17th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 27th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-16 – (8 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (2)
3 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra ans Chorus (Columbia)-4 (3)
4 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-16 (2)
5 7 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-13 (5)
6 11 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-3 (6)
7 6 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-8 (6)
8 5 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-17 (2)
9 10 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-11 (9)
10 13 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-2 (10)

11 8 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-22 (7)
12 9 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-6 (8)
13 — TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (13)
14 16 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (14)
15 — SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (15)
16 18 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (16)
17 15 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-6 (15)
18 23 t SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-2 (18)
19 — GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (19)
20 21 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-2 (20)

21 17 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-6 (13)
22 12 UNCHAINED MELODY / MEDIC –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-21 (2)
23 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (23)
24 — SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (24)
25 14 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-26 (1)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 17th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 27th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-4 (2)
3 4 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (3)
4 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-17 (1)
5 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-9 (4)
6 12 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (6)
7 9 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-2 (7)
8 8 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-8 (8)
9 t 18 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (9)
9 t 17 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (9)

11 7 A BLOSSOM FELL –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-16 (3)
12 15 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (12)
13 10 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-3 (10)
14 14 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-5 (13)
15 6 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-21 (1)
16 11 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-9 (9)
17 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (17)
18 19 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-5 (16)
19 — THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT –•– Priscilla Wright with Don Wright and the Septette (Unique)-3 (16)
20 13 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (5)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 17th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 27th August, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-11 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 t 2 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (2)
2 t 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (2)
4 4 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-14 (2)
5 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-8 (5)
6 14 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (6)
7 11 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-5 (7)
8 6 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-21 (1)
9 7 HONEY-BABE –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-15 (6)
10 t 8 t IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-13 (8)
10 t 12 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (10)

12 t 8 t SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (6)
12 t 18 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (12)
14 t 16 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-17 (3)
14 t — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-1 (14)
16 t 14 t THE POPCORN SONG –•– Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (14)
16 t — SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (16)
18 t 10 UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-18 (3)
18 t — THE BANJO’S BACK IN TOWN –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-4 (15)
18 t — THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (18)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 24th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 3rd September, 1955

1 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (2)
3 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-17 (1)
4 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-17 (2)
5 7 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-9 (5)
6 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-4 (6)
7 10 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-3 (7)
8 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-14 (5)
9 15 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (9)
10 14 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (10)

11 20 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-3 (11)
12 8 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-18 (2)
13 12 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-7 (8)
14 13 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (13)
15 19 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-2 (15)
16 9 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-12 (9)
17 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (17)
18 24 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (18)
19 17 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-7 (15)
20 23 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-2 (20)

21 — MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (21)
22 21 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-7 (13)
23 18 SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-3 (18)
24 t 11 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-23 (7)
24 t — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Nick Noble (Wing)-2 (23)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 24th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 3rd September, 1955

1 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-15 (1)
3 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (3)
4 7 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-3 (4)
5 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-18 (1)
6 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-10 (4)
7 12 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (7)
8 6 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (6)
9 13 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-4 (9)
10 9 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (9)

11 17 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (11)
12 8 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-9 (8)
13 — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (13)
14 9 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (9)
15 18 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-6 (15)
16 — SONG OF THE DREAMER –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (16)
17 16 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-10 (9)
18 — GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (18)
19 14 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-6 (13)
20 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 24th August, 1955
– Issue Date: 3rd September, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 t AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (2)
3 2 t LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (2)
4 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (4)
5 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-9 (5)
6 4 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-15 (2)
7 7 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-6 (7)
8 14 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-2 (14)
9 10 t IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-14 (8)
10 16 t SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-2 (10)

11 t 10 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (10)
11 t — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (11)
13 8 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-22 (1)
14 12 t SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (6)
15 12 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (12)
16 18 t THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (16)
17 — TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (17)
18 — HUMMING BIRD –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-1 (18)
19 t 16 t THE POPCORN SONG –•– Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (14)
19 t 14 t UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (3)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 31st August, 1955
– Issue Date: 10th September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (2)
3 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-18 (1)
4 17 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (4)
5 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-4 (5)
6 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-5 (6)
7 11 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-4 (7)
8 9 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (8)
9 5 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-10 (5)
10 8 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-15 (5)

11 10 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-5 (10)
12 14 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (12)
13 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-18 (2)
14 15 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 (14)
15 13 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-8 (8)
16 12 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-19 (2)
17 — THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (17)
18 18 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-3 (18)
19 21 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (19)
20 — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (20)

21 20 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-3 (20)
22 16 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-13 (9)
23 19 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-8 (15)
24 — AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (16)
25 23 SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-4 (18)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 31st August, 1955
– Issue Date: 10th September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (2)
3 2 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-16 (1)
4 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-4 (4)
5 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-19 (1)
6 8 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (6)
7 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-11 (4)
8 10 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (8)
9 7 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (7)
10 14 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (9)

11 11 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (11)
12 9 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-5 (9)
13 12 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-10 (8)
14 18 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-2 (14)
15 13 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-2 (13)
16 16 SONG OF THE DREAMER –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (16)
17 15 DOMANI (Tomorrow) –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-7 (15)
18 20 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-2 (18)
19 — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (19)
20 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 31st August, 1955
– Issue Date: 10th September, 1955

1 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 – (7 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (2)
3 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-4 (3)
4 3 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 (2)
5 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-10 (5)
6 8 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-3 (6)
7 6 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-16 (2)
8 t 15 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (8)
8 t 11 t MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-2 (8)
10 7 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-7 (7)

11 10 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-3 (10)
12 17 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (12)
13 11 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (10)
14 16 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (14)
15 9 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-15 (8)
16 13 CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE –•– Prez Prado and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-23 (1)
17 t 18 HUMMING BIRD –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-2 (17)
17 t 14 SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE / RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-14 (6)
19 — THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-1 (19)
20 — UNCHAINED MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-19 (3)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 7th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 17th September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (2)
3 4 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (3)
4 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-19 (1)
5 7 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-5 (5)
6 9 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-11 (5)
7 5 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5 (5)
8 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-6 (6)
9 19 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (9)
10 14 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-4 (10)

11 8 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (8)
12 12 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (12)
13 17 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (13)
14 t 11 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (10)
14 t 13 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-19 (2)
16 t 10 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-16 (5)
16 t 18 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (16)
18 22 THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHTS –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-14 (9)
19 20 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-2 (19)
20 21 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-4 (20)

21 15 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-9 (8)
22 — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Nick Noble (Wing)-3 (22)
23 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-1 (23)
24 16 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-20 (2)
25 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (25)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 7th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 17th September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (2)
3 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-5 (3)
4 11 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (4)
5 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-17 (1)
6 9 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 (6)
7 8 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (7)
8 6 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (6)
9 5 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-20 (1)
10 10 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (9)

11 7 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-12 (4)
12 12 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-6 (9)
13 15 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-3 (13)
14 14 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 (14)
15 20 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-2 (15)
16 13 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-11 (8)
17 — MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (17)
18 — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-7 (13)
19 18 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-3 (18)
20 19 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-2 (19)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 7th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 17th September, 1955

1 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 (2)
3 1 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 (1)
4 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-4 (4)
5 8 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (5)
6 t 4 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (2)
6 t 5 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-11 (5)
8 8 t MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-3 (8)
9 12 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (9)
10 11 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-4 (10)

11 14 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (11)
12 10 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-8 (7)
13 7 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-17 (2)
14 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (14)
15 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (15)
16 13 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (10)
17 t 15 IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-16 (8)
17 t — SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (17)
19 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (19)
20 — GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 14th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 21st September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (2)
3 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (2)
4 5 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-6 (4)
5 4 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-20 (1)
6 11 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (6)
7 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (5)
8 9 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (8)
9 8 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-7 (6)
10 12 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (10)

11 6 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-12 (5)
12 10 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-5 (10)
13 14 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (10)
14 19 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-3 (14)
15 13 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (13)
16 16 t SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (16)
17 16 t HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-17 (5)
18 t 14 t LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-20 (2)
18 t — THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (18)
20 21 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-10 (8)

21 20 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-5 (20)
22 25 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-2 (22)
23 — BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-1 (23)
24 23 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-2 (23)
25 — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-9 (15)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 14th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 24th September, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (2)
3 4 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (3)
4 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-6 (3)
5 10 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (5)
6 8 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (6)
7 7 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (7)
8 15 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-3 (8)
9 6 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-6 (6)
10 5 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-18 (1)

11 17 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (11)
12 9 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-21 (1)
13 19 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-4 (13)
14 — THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (14)
15 11 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-13 (4)
16 — MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (16)
17 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (17)
18 18 I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-8 (13)
19 12 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-7 (9)
20 — SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 14th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 24th September, 1955

1 1 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 (2)
3 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-15 (1)
4 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-5 (4)
5 5 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (5)
6 6 t HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-12 (5)
7 8 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-4 (7)
8 10 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-5 (8)
9 11 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 (9)
10 t 6 t LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-15 (2)
10 t 19 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (10)

12 9 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (9)
13 14 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-2 (13)
14 15 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-2 (14)
15 12 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-9 (7)
16 17 t SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (16)
17 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (17)
18 13 A BLOSSOM FELL / IF I MAY –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-18 (2)
19 — HUMMING BIRD –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-3 (17)
20 t 16 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (10)
20 t — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 21st September, 1955
– Issue Date: 1st October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (2)
3 4 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-7 (3)
4 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (2)
5 8 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (5)
6 9 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-8 (6)
7 10 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (7)
8 5 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-21 (1)
9 t 6 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (6)
9 t 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (5)

11 14 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-4 (11)
12 11 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-13 (5)
13 18 t THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (13)
14 13 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (10)
15 15 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (13)
16 12 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-6 (10)
17 t 16 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (16)
17 t 23 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-2 (17)
19 — HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (19)
20 17 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-18 (5)

21 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (21)
22 — THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-1 (22)
23 22 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (22)
24 21 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-6 (20)
25 24 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-3 (23)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 21st September, 1955
– Issue Date: 1st October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 (2)
3 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (2)
4 8 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-4 (4)
5 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-7 (3)
6 5 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (5)
7 6 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (6)
8 7 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-7 (7)
9 11 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (9)
10 9 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-7 (6)

11 14 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (11)
12 10 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-19 (1)
13 19 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-8 (9)
14 17 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-2 (14)
15 20 SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 (15)
16 15 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-14 (4)
17 — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-4 (13)
18 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-1 (18)
19 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (19)
20 — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-3 (19)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 21st September, 1955
– Issue Date: 1st October, 1955

1 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (1)
3 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-16 (1)
4 5 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-7 (4)
5 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-6 (4)
6 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-13 (5)
7 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5 (7)
8 12 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (8)
9 10 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (9)
10 8 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-6 (8)

11 t 9 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-6 (9)
11 t 16 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-3 (11)
13 t 15 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-10 (7)
13 t 17 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (13)
15 10 t LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-16 (2)
16 t 13 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-3 (13)
16 t 14 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-3 (14)
18 20 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (10)
19 20 t THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-2 (19)
20 — THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 28th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 8th October, 1955

1 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-10 (1)
3 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-8 (3)
4 4 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (2)
5 5 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (5)
6 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-9 (6)
7 9 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-7 (6)
8 7 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (7)
9 13 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (9)
10 11 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-5 (10)

11 9 t MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8 (5)
12 17 t BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-3 (12)
13 8 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-22 (1)
14 22 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-2 (14)
15 12 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-14 (5)
16 16 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-7 (10)
17 14 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-9 (10)
18 21 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (18)
19 19 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-2 (19)
20 15 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 (13)

21 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (21)
22 — MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (22)
23 24 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-7 (20)
24 17 t SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (16)
25 20 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-19 (5)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 28th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 8th October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-10 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (2)
3 4 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-5 (3)
4 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (2)
5 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-8 (3)
6 6 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-9 (5)
7 9 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (7)
8 7 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (6)
9 8 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-8 (7)
10 11 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (10)

11 10 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-8 (6)
12 — BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-1 (12)
13 15 SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-3 (13)
14 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (14)
15 19 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (15)
16 — MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-2 (16)
17 14 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (14)
18 20 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-4 (18)
19 18 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-2 (18)
20 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 28th September, 1955
– Issue Date: 8th October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (1)
3 4 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-8 (3)
4 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-7 (4)
5 3 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-17 (1)
6 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (6)
7 11 t THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-7 (7)
8 13 t LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (8)
9 t 9 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (9)
9 t 16 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-4 (9)

11 8 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (8)
12 6 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-14 (5)
13 10 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-7 (8)
14 13 t HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-11 (7)
15 11 t SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (11)
16 16 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-4 (13)
17 t 18 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (10)
17 t 19 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-3 (17)
19 t 15 LEARNIN’ THE BLUES –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-17 (2)
19 t — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-1 (19)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 5th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 15th October, 1955

1 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-11 – (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (1)
3 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-9 (3)
4 5 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (4)
5 4 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (2)
6 8 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (6)
7 9 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (7)
8 10 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-6 (8)
9 12 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-4 (9)
10 7 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-8 (6)

11 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-10 (6)
12 19 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-3 (12)
13 14 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-3 (13)
14 18 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (14)
15 15 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-15 (5)
16 17 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-10 (10)
17 11 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9 (5)
18 13 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-23 (1)
19 22 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-2 (19)
20 21 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (20)

21 20 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-6 (13)
22 24 SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (16)
23 — AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-1 (23)
24 16 GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-8 (10)
25 23 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-8 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 5th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 15th October, 1955

1 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-8 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-11 (1)
3 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-6 (3)
4 7 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (4)
5 8 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (5)
6 4 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (2)
7 9 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-9 (7)
8 10 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (8)
9 6 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-10 (5)
10 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-9 (3)

11 12 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-2 (11)
12 11 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-9 (6)
13 13 SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (13)
14 15 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-3 (14)
15 16 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-3 (15)
16 — HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (16)
17 — THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-1 (17)
18 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (18)
19 18 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-5 (18)
20 — HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-15 (4)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 5th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 15th October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (1)
3 9 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-5 (3)
4 8 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (4)
5 3 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-9 (3)
6 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-8 (4)
7 7 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-8 (7)
8 6 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (6)
9 5 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-18 (1)
10 11 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (8)

11 9 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (9)
12 13 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-8 (8)
13 12 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-15 (5)
14 16 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-5 (13)
15 — THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (15)
16 17 t THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-4 (16)
17 17 t AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (10)
18 14 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-12 (7)
19 — MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (19)
20 t 19 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-2 (19)
20 t — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (20)
20 t — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 12th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 22nd October, 1955

1 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-8 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-10 (2)
3 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-12 (1)
4 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 7 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (5)
6 5 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (2)
7 8 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-7 (7)
8 6 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (6)
9 13 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-4 (9)
10 14 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (10)

11 11 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-11 (6)
12 12 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-4 (12)
13 9 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-5 (9)
14 10 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-9 (6)
15 19 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-3 (15)
16 16 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-11 (10)
17 20 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-3 (17)
18 21 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-7 (13)
19 17 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (5)
20 — SOMEONE YOU LOVE / FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (20)

21 23 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-2 (21)
22 — YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (22)
23 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (23)
24 15 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-16 (5)
25 t 18 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-24 (1)
25 t — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING / NEVER LEAVE ME –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (25)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 12th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 22nd October, 1955

1 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-9 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-12 (1)
3 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (3)
4 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-7 (3)
5 8 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (5)
6 10 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-10 (3)
7 11 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-3 (7)
8 6 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (2)
9 12 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-10 (6)
10 5 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (5)

11 7 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-10 (7)
12 9 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-11 (5)
13 16 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-2 (13)
14 18 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-2 (14)
15 14 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-4 (14)
16 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (16)
17 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (14)
18 15 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-4 (15)
19 — SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (19)
20 — YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (20)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 12th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 22nd October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-10 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (1)
3 4 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (3)
4 5 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-10 (3)
5 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-9 (4)
6 3 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-6 (3)
7 8 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8 (6)
8 11 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (8)
9 7 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-9 (7)
10 9 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-19 (1)

11 12 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-9 (8)
12 10 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (8)
13 13 HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-16 (5)
14 16 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-5 (14)
15 14 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-6 (13)
16 15 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (15)
17 19 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (17)
18 17 AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (10)
19 t 18 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-13 (7)
19 t 20 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (19)
19 t — SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (11)
19 t — THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-1 (19)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 19th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 29th October, 1955

1 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-11 – (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-9 (1)
3 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-13 (1)
4 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 5 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (5)
6 13 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-6 (6)
7 7 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-8 (7)
8 9 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-5 (8)
9 10 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (9)
10 12 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-5 (10)

11 6 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-17 (2)
12 8 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (6)
13 11 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-12 (6)
14 14 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-10 (6)
15 17 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-4 (15)
16 15 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-4 (15)
17 — AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) / NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (17)
18 20 SOMEONE YOU LOVE / FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (18)
19 16 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Orchestra and Chorus (Capitol)-12 (10)
20 25 t I HEAR YOU KNOCKING / NEVER LEAVE ME –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 (20)

21 22 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-2 (21)
22 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-1 (22)
23 18 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-8 (13)
24 21 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-3 (21)
25 — HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (25)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 19th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 29th October, 1955

1 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-10 – (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (2)
3 2 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-13 (1)
4 4 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-8 (3)
5 5 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (5)
6 7 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-4 (6)
7 10 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (5)
8 20 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-2 (8)
9 15 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-5 (9)
10 11 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (7)

11 8 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (2)
12 9 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-11 (6)
13 — SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (13)
14 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (14)
15 18 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (15)
16 t 6 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-11 (3)
16 t 16 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-2 (16)
18 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (18)
19 t 19 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (19)
19 t 13 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-3 (13)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 19th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 29th October, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-11 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 (2)
3 2 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (1)
4 6 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-7 (3)
5 t 4 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (3)
5 t 5 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-10 (4)
7 t 7 MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9 (6)
7 t 9 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-10 (7)
9 t 8 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 t 17 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (9)

11 t 11 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-10 (8)
11 t 14 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-6 (11)
13 19 t THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-2 (13)
14 t 12 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (8)
14 t 16 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (14)
16 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (16)
17 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (17)
18 — HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (18)
19 19 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-3 (19)
20 t 15 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-7 (13)
20 t 19 t SONG OF THE DREAMER / DON’T STAY AWAY TOO LONG –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (11)
20 t — BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-1 (20)
20 t — HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (20)

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US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores Week Ending: 26th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 5th November, 1955

1 1 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-12 – (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-10 (1)
3 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-14 (1)
4 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (4)
5 9 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (5)
6 8 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-6 (6)
7 10 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-6 (7)
8 5 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (5)
9 6 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-7 (6)
10 7 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-9 (7)

11 16 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (11)
12 20 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING / NEVER LEAVE ME –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-3 (12)
13 17 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) / NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (13)
14 15 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-5 (14)
15 12 TINA MARIE / FOOLED –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (6)
16 18 SOMEONE YOU LOVE / FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-3 (16)
17 13 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-13 (6)
18 11 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-18 (2)
19 t 14 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (6)
19 t 21 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-3 (19)

21 24 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-4 (21)
22 25 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-2 (22)
23 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-2 (23)
24 — SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-17 (5)
25 23 THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-9 (13)

US Top 20 Most Played by Jockeys Singles For The Week Ending: 26th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 5th November, 1955

1 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-11 – (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (2)
3 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-14 (1)
4 4 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-9 (3)
5 5 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (5)
6 8 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-3 (6)
7 6 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-5 (6)
8 — LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (8)
9 11 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-17 (2)
10 19 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-4 (13)

11 18 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (11)
12 16 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-12 (3)
13 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-3 (13)
14 14 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 (14)
15 — THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-2 (15)
16 12 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-12 (6)
17 — AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (17)
18 15 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 (15)
19 7 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (5)
20 9 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-6 (9)

US Top 20 Most Played In Juke Boxes Singles For The Week Ending: 26th October, 1955
– Issue Date: 5th November, 1955

1 1 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-12 – (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (2)
3 4 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-8 (3)
4 3 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-17 (1)
5 9 t MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (5)
6 5 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-12 (3)
7 13 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-3 (7)
8 5 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-11 (4)
9 7 t THE LONGEST WALK / SWANEE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-11 (7)
10 11 t SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-11 (8)

11 14 t THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (11)
12 t 11 t THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO / LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-7 (11)
12 t 16 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 (12)
14 7 t MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (6)
15 14 t TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (8)
16 9 t WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (8)
17 18 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-2 (17)
18 17 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (17)
19 20 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-2 (19)
20 — AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (20)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 2nd November, 1955
– Issue Date: 12th November 1955

BEGINNING THIS WEEK: THE TOP 100 SINGLES BASED ON SALES/AIRPLAY/AND JUKE BOX PLAY

(Last Week and Weeks on Chart carried over from last weeks sales only chart) (Also Double-Sided Records are now split again)

1 2 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-11 – (3 wks @ #1) — (2S/1A/1J) (1)
2 1 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-13 – (1S/3A/3J) (1)
3 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-11 – (3S/2A/4J) (3)
4 3 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-15 – (4S/4A/2J) (1)
5 8 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-8 – (10S/5A/14 tJ) (5)
6 12 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-4 – (8S/6A/8J) (6)
7 6 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-7 – (7S/16A/5J) (6)
8 13 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 – (9S/13A/10 tJ) (8)
9 5 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 – (6S/10A/13J) (5)
10 7 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-7 – (11S/11A/19 tJ) (7)

11 11 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 – (15S/14A) (11)
12 15 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-13 – (20S/20A/10 tJ) (6)
13 9 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-8 – (12S/12A) (6)
14 14 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-6 – (14S/15A) (14)
15 19 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-12 – (22S/6J) (6)
16 — LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 – (19S/9A) (16)
17 17 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-14 – (7J) (6)
18 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-1 – (23S/17A) (18)
19 25 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-10 – (12 tJ) (13)
20 23 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-3 – (21S) (20)

21 18 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-19 – (9J) (2)
22 19 t YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-4 – (25S/8A) (19)
23 16 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 – (13S/19A) (16)
24 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-13 – (18J) (10)
25 — YOUNG ABE LINCOLN –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (25)
26 16 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 – (13S) (16)
27 — SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 – (5S/7A) (27)
28 24 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-18 – (16J) (5)
29 — IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-1 – (24S) (29)
30 10 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-10 – (18S/14 tJ) (7)

31 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-2 (22)
32 10 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-10 – (18S/14 tJ) (10)
33 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-9 (20)
34 — CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (34)
35 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-1 (35)
36 — DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-1 (36)
37 — PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (37)
38 — BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-1 (38)
39 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (39)
40 — AMUKIRIKI (The Lord Willing) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 21 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-5 – (17S) (21)
45 22 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-3 – (16S/19J) (22)
52 13 NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 – (9S/10 tJ) (13)

POWER HITS:

42 — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 – (17J) (5)
43 — SONG OF THE DREAMER –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (16)
44 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-1 (44)
46 — BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (46)
47 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (47)
48 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (22)
49 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-1 (49)
50 — DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

16 — LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 – (19S/9A) (16)
18 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-1 – (23S/17A) (18)
24 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-13 – (18J) (10)
25 — YOUNG ABE LINCOLN –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (25)
27 — SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 – (5S/7A) (27)
29 — IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-1 – (24S) (29)
31 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-2 (22)
33 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-9 (20)
34 — CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (34)
35 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-1 (35)
36 — DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-1 (36)
37 — PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (37)
38 — BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-1 (38)
39 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (39)
40 — AMUKIRIKI (The Lord Willing) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (40)
42 — MAYBELLENE –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 – (17J) (5)
43 — SONG OF THE DREAMER –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (16)
44 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-1 (44)
46 — BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (46)
47 — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (47)
48 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (22)
49 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-1 (49)
50 — DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-1 (50)
51 — THE BONNIE BLUE GAL –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (51)
53 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Lillian Briggs (Epic)-4 (23)
54 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Victor Young and His Singing Strings (Decca)-1 (54)
55 — LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-1 (55)
56 — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-25 (1)
57 — REMEMB’RING –•– Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy (Columbia)-1 (57)
58 — CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-1 (58)
59 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-1 (59)
60 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– David Rose and His Orchestra (MGM)-1 (60)
61 — LEARNIN’ TO LOVE –•– Peggy King (Columbia)-1 (61)
62 — ROCK-A-BEATIN’ BOOGIE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (62)
63 — CROCE DI ORO –•– Joan Regan (London)-1 (63)
64 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (64)
65 — SAME OLD SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (65)
66 — MAGIC FINGERS –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (66)
67 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (67)
68 — IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (68)
69 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Patty Andrews (Capitol)-1 (69)
70 — ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (70)
71 — TIMES TWO, I LOVE YOU –•– The Three Chuckles (X)-1 (71)
72 — PAPER ROSES –•– Lola Dee (Wing)-1 (72)
73 — HAWK-EYE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-1 (73)
74 — THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Nick Noble (Wing)-4 (22)
75 — I WANNA GO WHERE YOU GO, DO WHAT YOU DO (Then I’ll Be Happy) –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (75)
76 — DAY BY DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-1 (76)
77 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Ray Charles Singers (MGM)-1 (77)
78 — PET ME, POPPA –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-1 (78)
79 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (79)
80 — DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-1 (80)
81 — THE ROSE TATTOO –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
82 — WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ME –•– The Jacks (RPM)-1 (82)
83 — GUM DROP –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-9 (10)
84 — HARD TO GET –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-20 (5)
85 — SWEET KENTUCKY ROSE –•– Kitty Kallen (Decca)-1 (85)
86 — AIN’T IT A SHAME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (16)
87 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU –•– The Gaylords (Mercury)-1 (87)
88 — SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-5 (18)
89 — AN OCCASIONAL MAN –•– Jeri Southern (Decca)-1 (89)
90 — WHEN ALL THE STREETS ARE DARK –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-1 (90)
91 — YOU’RE SO NICE TO BE NEAR –•– The Loreleis (Spotlight)-1 (91)
92 — COME HOME –•– Bubber Johnson (King)-1 (92)
93 — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-10 (15)
94 — IT’S OBDACIOUS –•– Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra (Mercury)-1 (94)
95 — GIVE ME LOVE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (95)
96 — MAGIC MELODY –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-1 (97)
98 — WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-1 (98)
99 — SEARCHING –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-1 (99)
100 — JOHNNIE’S COMIN’ HOME –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-1 (100)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 9th November, 1955
– Issue Date: 19th November, 1955

1 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-12 – (4 wks @ #1) — (2S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-14 – (1S/4A/2J) (1)
3 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-12 – (4S/2A/4J) (3)
4 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-16 – (5S/5A/3J) (1)
5 9 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 – (7S/6A/10 tJ) (5)
6 27 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-2 – (3S/3A/16J) (6)
7 6 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-5 – (6S/11A/6J) (6)
8 7 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-8 – (8S/14A/5J) (6)
9 8 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 – (9S/10A/7J) (8)
10 5 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-9 – (11S/7A/14J) (5)

11 10 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-8 – (10S/12A/19J) (7)
12 45 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-4 – (15S/10 tJ) (12)
13 16 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 – (12S/9A) (13)
14 12 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-14 – (17S/18A/15J) (6)
15 18 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-2 – (22S/13A/18J) (15)
16 t 22 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-5 – (21S/8A) (16)
16 t 17 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-15 – (20S/12J) (6)
18 t 13 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-9 – (16S/15A) (6)
18 t 14 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-7 – (18S/16A) (14)
20 15 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-13 – (9J) (6)

21 11 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-7 – (14S/20 tJ) (11)
22 20 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-4 – (24S/20A) (20)
23 29 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-2 – (25S/17A) (23)
24 23 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 – (13S/19A) (16)
25 34 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-2 (25)
26 21 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-20 – (13J) (2)
27 19 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-11 – (17J) (13)
28 37 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (28)
29 31 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-3 (22)
30 36 DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-2 (30)

31 32 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-11 – (19S/8J) (10)
32 30 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-11 – (19S/8J) (10)
33 24 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (10)
34 26 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 – (13S) (16)
35 28 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-19 – (20 tJ) (5)
36 35 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-2 (35)
37 52 NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 – (9S/7J) (13)
38 40 AMUKIRIKI (The Lord Willing) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-2 (38)
39 t 70 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (39)
39 t 46 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 – (23S) (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 t 38 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS AND MOTORCYCLE BOOTS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-2 (38)
44 33 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-10 (20)
57 t 39 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-2 (39)

POWER HITS:

41 64 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (41)
42 t 58 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-2 (42)
46 49 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-2 (46)
47 50 DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-2 (47)
48 68 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (48)
50 67 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

60 t — PEPPER HOT BABY –•– Gisele MacKenzie (X)-1 (60)
66 — C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (66)
68 — A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (68)
69 t — THE CATTLE CALL –•– Eddy Arnold with Hugo Winterhalter’s Chorus and Orchestra (RCA)-1 (69)
72 t — SIXTEEN TONS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-1 (72)
74 t — POR FAVOR –•– Vic Damone (Mercury)-1 (74)
78 t — ADORABLE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (78)
81 t — BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-1 (81)
83 t — THERE SHOULD BE RULES (Protecting Fools Who Fall In Love) –•– Betty Madigan (MGM)-1 (83)
87 — BURN THAT CANDLE –•– The Cues (Capitol)-1 (87)
88 t — SHOOT IT AGAIN –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (88)
92 — YOU WIN AGAIN –•– Paulette Sisters (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — SOMEONE ON YOUR MIND –•– Champ Butler with George Cates and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (93)
95 — NUMBER ONE STREET (Sides 1 and 2) –•– Bob Corley (Stars)-1 (95)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 16th November, 1955
– Issue Date: 26th November, 1955

1 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-13 – (5 wks @ #1) (3S/2A/1J) (1)
2 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-15 – (2S/4A/2J) (1)
3 6 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-3 – (1S/1A/7J) (3)
4 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-13 – (4S/3A/4J) (3)
5 7 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-6 – (5S/8A/6J) (5)
6 5 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 – (6S/6A/9J) (5)
7 4 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-17 – (9S/11A/5J) (1)
8 9 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 – (8S/10A/8J) (8)
9 11 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-9 – (7S/7A/16 tJ) (7)
10 10 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-10 – (12S/9A/12J) (5)

11 8 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-9 – (10S/3J) (6)
12 12 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 – (16 Ts/16A/10J) (12)
13 13 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-3 – (11S/5A) (13)
14 15 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-3 – (16 Ts/14A/16 tJ) (14)
15 18 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-8 – (19S/13A/19 tJ) (14)
16 21 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-8 – (15S/17A) (11)
17 16 t YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-6 – (18S/12A) (16)
18 22 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-5 – (22S/15A) (18)
19 18 t BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-10 – (21S/19A) (6)
20 14 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-15 – (19 tJ) (6)

21 24 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 – (13S) (16)
22 25 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (22)
23 16 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-16 – (14J) (6)
24 28 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 – (19 tJ) (24)
25 60 t DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-3 – (18A) (25)
26 32 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-12 – (20S/11J) (10)
27 23 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-3 – (14S) (23)
28 t 20 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-14 – (13J) (6)
28 t 47 DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-3 – (25S) (28)
30 t 34 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 – (13S) (16)
30 t 27 THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-12 – (18J) (13)

32 26 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-21 – (15J) (2)
33 29 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-4 (22)
34 39 t ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 – (20A) (34)
35 45 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-7 – (24S) (21)
36 36 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-3 (35)
37 30 DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-3 (30)
38 39 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 – (23S) (38)
39 37 NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 – (8S/8J) (13)
40 35 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-20 (5)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

47 31 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-12 – (20S/11J) (10)
49 38 AMUKIRIKI (The Lord Willing) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-3 (38)
59 33 WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-15 (10)

POWER HITS:

41 63 ROCK-A-BEATIN’ BOOGIE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 – (23S) (41)
42 68 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (42)
43 67 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-3 (43)
45 t 51 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-3 (45)
45 t 49 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-3 (44)
48 46 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-3 (48)
50 48 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

51 t — MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-1 (51)
65 — IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– David Carroll and His Orchestra (Mercury)-1 (65)
68 — A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-1 (68)
69 — IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (69)
81 t — TIMES TWO, I LOVE YOU –•– The Three Chuckles (X)-2 (71)
83 t — OOH BANG JIGGILLY JANG –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (83)
88 — C’EST LA VIE –•– Sunny Gale (RCA Victor)-1 (88)
90 t — I’LL KNOW –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (90)
93 — WITHOUT A SONG –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (93)
95 t — I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-11 (15)
97 — C’EST LA VIE –•– The DeJohn Sisters (Epic)-1 (97)
99 — SEVENTEEN –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-6 (18)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 23rd November 1955
– Issue Date: 3rd December 1955

1 3 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-4 – (1 wk @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-16 – (2S/4A/2J) (1)
3 1 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-14 – (3S/3A/4J) (1)
4 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-14 – (4S/2A/6J) (3)
5 5 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-7 – (6S/5A/5J) (5)
6 6 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 – (5S/7A/9J) (5)
7 8 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 – (10S/10A/7 tJ) (7)
8 9 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-10 – (7S/8A/20J) (7)
9 t 13 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 – (8S/6A) (9)
9 t 14 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-4 – (17S/9A/10J) (9)
10 7 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-18 (1 – 11S/16A/7 tJ)

11 10 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-11 – (13S/14A/12J) (5)
12 12 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 – (12S/18A/11J) (12)
13 11 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-10 – (9S/3J) (6)
14 15 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-9 – (16S/19S) (14)
15 17 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-7 – (19S/11A) (15)
16 18 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-6 – (22S/19A) (16)
17 16 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-9 – (20 Ts/16 tJ) (11)
18 22 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 – (20 Ts) (18)
19 25 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-4 (19)
20 27 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-4 – (14S) (20)

21 30 t FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 – (15S) (16)
22 48 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-4 – (16 tJ) (22)
23 44 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-4 – (13A) (23)
24 43 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-4 – (20A) (24)
25 23 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-17 – (13J) (6)
26 t 39 NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 – (10S/7 tJ) (13)
26 t 42 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (26)
28 38 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 – (18S) (28)
29 19 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-11 – (24 Ts) (6)
30 34 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 – (15A) (30)

31 24 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 – (15J) (24)
32 69 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-2 (32)
33 t 33 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-5 (22)
33 t 47 THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-13 – (24 Ts/16 tJ) (10)
35 36 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-4 (35)
36 28 t DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-4 – (14J) (28)
37 28 t SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-15 (6)
38 t 51 t C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-3 – (12A) (38)
38 t 21 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 – (15S) (16)
40 45 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 t 37 DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-4 (30)
46 32 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-22 (2)
47 20 TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-16 (6)
51 35 AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-8 (21)
55 t 26 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-13 – (24 Ts/16 tJ) (10)
58 30 t THE LONGEST WALK –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-13 (13)
61 40 SEVENTEEN –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-21 (5)

POWER HITS:

41 51 t MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-2 (41)
44 — MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 – (23S) (44)
45 — BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (45)
48 t 53 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-4 (48)
48 t 50 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 – (15J) (48)
50 68 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

44 — MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 – (23S) (44)
45 — BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (45)
64 — THE JAPANESE FAREWELL SONG –•– Kay Cee Jones (Marquee)-1 (64)
65 t — SIXTEEN TONS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-2 – (17A) (65)
71 — OF THIS I’M SURE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (71)
75 — GOODBYE TO ROME (Arrivederci Roma) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (75)
79 — THE ROSE TATTOO –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (79)
81 — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-27 (1)
94 t — SWEET KENTUCKY ROSE –•– Kitty Kallen (Decca)-3 (77)
94 t — YOUNG ABE LINCOLN –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-2 (25)
98 — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don, Dick N’ Jimmy (Crown)-1 (98)
99 — POR FAVOR –•– Vic Damone (Mercury)-2 (74)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 30th November, 1955
– Issue Date: 10th December, 1955

1 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-5 – (2 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-17 – (2S/4A/3J) (1)
3 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-15 – (4S/2A/4J) (3)
4 3 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-15 – (3S/3A/6J) (1)
5 5 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-8 – (6S/8A/2J) (5)
6 6 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 – (7S/5A/7J) (5)
7 8 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-11 – (8S/9A/9J) (7)
8 9 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 – (9S/6A/16J) (8)
9 7 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 – (12S/12A/8J) (7)
10 9 t ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-5 – (15S/10 tA/11J) (9)

11 20 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-5 – (11S/10 tA/19S) (11)
12 11 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-12 – (13S/18A/10J) (5)
13 13 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-11 – (10S/5J) (6)
14 12 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 – (14S/14J) (12)
15 19 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-5 – (20 Ts/19A/17J) (15)
16 18 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-5 – (25 Ts/17A/18J) (16)
17 15 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-8 – (24S/13A) (15)
18 10 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-19 – (16S/15J) (1)
19 23 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-5 – (15A) (19)
20 14 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-10 – (18S) (14)

21 31 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 – (12 tJ) (21)
22 16 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-7 (16)
23 35 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-5 – (25 Ts) (23)
24 30 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 – (14A) (24)
25 17 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-10 – (22S) (11)
26 t 38 t C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-4 – (16A) (26)
26 t 44 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-2 – (5S/7A) (26)
28 t 41 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-3 – (23S) (28)
28 t 26 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (26)
30 32 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-3 – (20 tA) (30)

31 28 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 – (17S/20J) (28)
32 22 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-5 (22)
33 36 DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-5 (28)
34 42 t DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-5 (30)
35 t 40 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-5 (35)
35 t 26 t NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 – (12S/8J) (13)
37 33 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-6 (22)
38 t 38 t SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-8 – (20 Ts) (16)
38 t 24 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-5 (24)
40 48 t IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 – (12 tJ) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 21 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-8 – (20 Ts) (16)
48 t 29 BLACK DENIM TROUSERS –•– The Cheers (Capitol)-12 (6)
51 t 37 SEVENTEEN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-16 (6)
53 25 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-18 – (12 tJ) (6)
55 33 t THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-14 (10)

POWER HITS:

42 67 t BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-4 (42)
43 50 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 — ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (44)
45 t 45 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-2 – (19S) (45)
47 48 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-5 – (20 tA) (47)
50 62 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 (41)

NEW THIS WEEK:

44 — ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (44)
58 — (Dolly’s) OH SUSANNA –•– Don Charles and the Singing Dogs (RCA)-1 (58)
61 t — LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (61)
63 — (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (63)
74 — 24 HOURS A DAY (365 a Year) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (74)
75 — SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-1 (75)
77 t — YOU TICKLE ME BABY –•– The Royal Jokers (Atco)-1 (77)
79 t — SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE –•– The Robins (Atco)-1 (79)
83 — WANTING YOU –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (83)
87 t — TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-1 (87)
90 — YOUNG ABE LINCOLN –•– Hugo and Luigi with Their Family Singers (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 t — CHARMAINE –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-1 (92)
92 t — I’LL KNOW –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (90)
95 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-7 (22)
99 t — MY BELIEVING HEART –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (99)
99 t — THE RICHEST MAN (In the World) –•– Eddy Arnold with Hugo Winterhalter’s Chorus and Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (99)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 7th December, 1955
– Issue Date: 17th December, 1955

1 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-6 – (3 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-18 – (3S/5A/3J) (1)
3 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-16 – (5S/3A/4J) (3)
4 5 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-9 – (4S/7A/2J) (4)
5 4 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-16 – (6S/4A/7J) (1)
6 6 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 – (7S/8A/6J) (5)
7 8 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 – (8S/6A/10J) (7)
8 26 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-3 – (2S/2A) (8)
9 7 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-12 – (9S/11A/8J) (7)
10 10 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-6 – (16S/10A/11J) (9)

11 11 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-6 – (10S/12A/18 tJ) (11)
12 9 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 – (11S/19A/9J) (7)
13 t 15 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-6 – (15S/20A/15J) (13)
13 t 13 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-12 – (12S/5J) (6)
15 12 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-13 – (17S/12J) (5)
16 14 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 – (13S/13J) (12)
17 19 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-6 – (9A/14J) (17)
18 17 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-9 – (21S/16A) (15)
19 16 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-6 – (16 tJ) (16)
20 t 38 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-6 (20)
20 t 30 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-4 – (25 Ts) (20)

22 26 t C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-5 – (14A) (22)
23 28 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 – (15A) (23)
24 24 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 – (13A) (24)
25 20 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-11 (14)
26 22 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-8 – (24S/18 tJ) (16)
27 31 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 – (18S/20 tJ) (27)
28 23 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-6 (23)
29 45 t BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-3 – (14S/18A) (29)
30 t 35 t NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 – (11S/9J) (13)
30 t 28 t MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-4 (28)

32 44 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-2 – (20S) (32)
33 43 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-4 – (19S) (33)
34 t 21 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-6 – (16 tJ) (21)
34 t 51 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– David Carroll and His Orchestra (Mercury)-4 (34)
34 t 18 THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-20 (1 – 20 tJ)
37 25 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-11 – (22 Ts) (11)
38 38 t SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (16)
39 41 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (16)
40 58 (Dolly’s) OH SUSANNA –•– Don Charles and the Singing Dogs (RCA)-2 – (22 Ts) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 32 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-6 (22)
45 t 37 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-7 (22)
56 35 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-6 (35)
57 t 34 DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-6 (30)
64 t 33 DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-6 (28)
66 40 IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-6 – (16 tJ) (40)

POWER HITS:

41 — THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (41)
42 69 WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-6 (42)
43 61 t LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (43)
45 t 63 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 – (17A) (45)
47 47 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-6 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

41 — THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (41)
62 — NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Art Mooney & His Orchestra w/Barry Gordon (MGM)-1 – (25 Ts) (62)
63 — DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (63)
67 — GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (67)
71 — NUTTIN FOR XMAS –•– Joe Ward (King)-1 (71)
74 — TOO LATE NOW –•– The DeCastro Sisters (Abbott)-1 (74)
75 — LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-1 (75)
78 t — MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (78)
78 t — NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (78)
81 — SEARCHING –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-2 (81)
82 — (I’m Gettin’) NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners (Columbia)-1 (82)
84 t — EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME BUT ME –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
86 t — ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — LEARNIN’ TO LOVE –•– Peggy King (Columbia)-5 (61)
90 t — THE TEEN-AGER’S WALTZ –•– Eddy Howard and His Orchestra (Mercury)-1 (90)
93 t — WHAT IS A WIFE –•– Steve Allen (Coral)-1 (93)
95 — ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Sheb Wooley (MGM)-1 (96)
96 t — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don, Dick N’ Jimmy (Crown)-2 (96)
99 — SOMEONE ON YOUR MIND –•– Champ Butler with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-3 (90)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 14th December, 1955
– Issue Date: 24th December, 1955

1 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-7 – (4 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 4 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-10 – (3S/4A/2J) (2)
3 t 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-17 – (4S/3A/4 tJ) (3)
3 t 8 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-4 – (2S/2A/7J) (3)
5 2 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-19 – (5S/7A/3J) (1)
6 6 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 – (7 Ts/5A/6S) (5)
7 7 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 – (7 Ts/6A/8 tJ) (7)
8 9 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-13 – (6S/10A/8 tJ) (7)
9 5 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-17 – (9S/8A/10J) (1)
10 10 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-7 – (16S/9A/12J) (9)

11 13 t DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-7 – (13S/18A/11J) (11)
12 11 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-7 – (11S/19A/19J) (11)
13 t 16 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 – (17S/14J) (12)
13 t 17 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-7 – (13A/15 tJ) (13)
15 13 t THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-13 – (12S/4 tJ) (6)
16 15 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-14 – (24S/17 tJ) (5)
17 12 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 – (19S/13J) (7)
18 62 NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Art Mooney & His Orchestra w/Barry Gordon (MGM)-2 – (10S) (18)
19 23 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 – (20S/14A) (19)
20 29 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-4 – (14S/12A) (20)

21 t 32 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 – (18S) (21)
21 t 41 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 – (15S) (21)
23 22 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-6 – (11A) (22)
24 t 24 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 – (15A) (24)
24 t 18 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-10 (17 (15)
26 t 20 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-7 – (20J) (20)
26 t 71 NUTTIN FOR XMAS –•– Joe Ward (King)-2 – (22 Ts) (26)
28 20 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-5 (20)
29 t 26 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-9 (16)
29 t 27 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 – (22 Ts/15 tJ) (27)

31 t 19 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-7 (16)
31 t 33 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-5 – (25S) (31)
33 30 t MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-5 (28)
34 34 t PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-7 – (17 tJ) (21)
35 — TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (35)
36 63 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (36)
37 40 (Dolly’s) OH SUSANNA –•– Don Charles and the Singing Dogs (RCA)-3 (37)
38 t 67 GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (38)
38 t 25 SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-12 (14)
40 t 54 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-3 (40)
40 t 45 t (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-3 – (16A) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 34 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– David Carroll and His Orchestra (Mercury)-5 – (20A) (34)
43 30 t NO OTHER ARMS (No Arms Can Ever Hold You) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 – (19S) (28)
45 39 FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-10 (16)
48 t 37 MY BONNIE LASSIE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-12 (11)
50 34 t THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-21 (1)
56 28 NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-7 (23)
73 38 SOMEONE YOU LOVE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-10 (16)

POWER HITS:

47 48 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-6 (42)
48 t 57 t ROCK-A-BEATIN’ BOOGIE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 – (22 Ts/15 tJ) (41)

NEW THIS WEEK:

35 — TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (35)
53 — WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-55 (1)
54 t — MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (54)
54 t — MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (54)
82 t — NOT ONE GOODBYE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (82)
82 t — CHARMAINE –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-2 (82)
85 — ZAMBEZI –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 t — EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-1 (86)
86 t — CROCE DI ORO –•– Joan Regan (London)-6 (55)
90 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Patty Andrews (Capitol)-4 (69)
94 — C’EST LA VIE –•– Sunny Gale (RCA Victor)-3 (85)
95 t — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Ray Charles Singers (MGM)-6 (55)
98 t — AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-24 (2)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 21st December, 1955
– Issue Date: 31st December, 1955

1 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-8 – (5 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 3 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-5 – (2S/2A/2J) (2)
3 2 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-11 – (3S/4A/3J) (2)
4 3 t MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-18 – (5S/3A/4J) (3)
5 t 6 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 – (9S/6A/6J) (5)
5 t 7 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 – (7S/5A/9 tJ) (5)
7 5 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-20 – (6S/12A/5J) (1)
8 8 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-14 – (4S/17A/8J) (7)
9 18 NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Art Mooney & His Orchestra w/Barry Gordon (MGM)-3 (9 (8S/10A/14J)
10 9 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-18 – (10S/16A/9 tJ) (1)

11 12 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-8 – (12S/15A/13J) (11)
12 21 t THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 – (11S/7A) (12)
13 10 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-8 – (19S/8A/15J) (9)
14 13 t CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-8 – (23 Ts/18A/19J) (13)
15 11 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-8 – (18S/11J) (11)
16 36 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-3 – (15S) (16)
17 13 t HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 – (14S/17J) (12)
18 20 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-5 – (13S/9A) (18)
19 35 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 – (20S/18J) (19)
20 29 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 – (22S/12J) (20)

21 21 t ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-4 – (17S) (21)
22 26 t NUTTIN FOR XMAS –•– Joe Ward (King)-3 – (20 tJ) (22)
23 15 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-14 – (16S/7J) (6)
24 53 WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-56 (1)
25 58 t ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-3 (25)
26 54 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 – (20S/13A/18J) (26)
27 24 t YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-11 (15)
28 17 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 – (20 tJ) (7)
29 16 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-15 – (25S) (5)
30 26 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-8 (20)

31 19 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (19)
32 34 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-8 – (16J) (21)
33 38 t GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (33)
34 46 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-4 – (21S) (34)
35 33 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-6 (28)
36 58 t NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (36)
37 40 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-4 (37)
38 31 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-6 (31)
39 47 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-7 – (11A) (39)
40 28 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-6 (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 23 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-7 – (19A) (22)
42 24 t ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (24)
43 t 40 t (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 – (14A) (40)
43 t 37 (Dolly’s) OH SUSANNA –•– Don Charles and the Singing Dogs (RCA)-4 (37)
46 31 t CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-8 (16)
61 29 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-10 (16)
75 38 t SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-13 (14)

POWER HITS:

45 58 t (I’m Gettin’) NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners (Columbia)-3 – (23 Ts) (45)
47 — ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-1 (47)
48 63 t WANTING YOU –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-4 (48)
49 54 t MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-2 (49)
50 69 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

47 — ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-1 (47)
77 — TAKE ME BACK TO TOYLAND –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (77)
78 — DOGFACE SOLDIER –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-7 (30)
79 — ADORABLE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (71)
80 — WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– The Drifters (Atlantic)-1 (80)
82 — A TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Kitty White (Mercury)-1 (82)
83 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-7 (39)
84 — SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS –•– The DeCastro Sisters (Abbott)-1 (84)
85 t — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-20 (6)
87 — AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-11 (21)
93 — OF THIS I’M SURE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (56)
95 — AMUKIRIKI (The Lord Willing) –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-7 (38)
96 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU –•– The Gaylords (Mercury)-6 (67)
98 t — MY TREASURE –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-1 (98)

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US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 28th December 1955
– Issue Date: 7th January, 1956

1 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-9 – (6 wks @ #1) (1S/2A/1J) (1)
2 2 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-6 – (2S/1A/2J) (2)
3 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-19 – (5S/3A/4J) (3)
4 3 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-12 – (3S/9A/3J) (2)
5 t 5 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 – (8S/6A/10J) (5)
5 t 12 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 – (4S/5A/14 tJ) (5)
7 9 NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Art Mooney & His Orchestra w/Barry Gordon (MGM)-4 – (6S/10A/9J) (7)
8 5 t ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 – (13S/8A/5J) (5)
9 7 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-21 – (7S/14A/6J) (1)
10 8 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-15 – (10S/18A/11J) (7)

11 19 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-3 – (16S/15A/8J) (11)
12 11 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-9 – (12S/12J) (11)
13 10 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-19 – (11S/13J) (1)
14 47 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-2 – (21 Ts/11A) (14)
15 13 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-9 – (24S/14 tJ) (9)
16 18 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-6 – (9S/4A) (16)
17 17 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 – (17S) (12)
18 24 WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-57 (7A) (1)
19 14 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-9 – (20J/19A) (13)
20 26 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-3 – (16S/13A) (20)

21 t 16 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 – (18S) (16)
21 t 25 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-4 – (23S) (21)
23 15 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-9 – (21 Ts/17J) (11)
24 39 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-8 – (16 tA) (24)
25 22 NUTTIN FOR XMAS –•– Joe Ward (King)-4 (22)
26 t 23 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-15 – (20S/7J) (6)
26 t 37 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-5 – (19S) (26)
26 t 20 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 – (25S/18 tJ) (20)
29 t 34 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-5 – (15S/20A) (29)
29 t 42 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (24)

31 35 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-7 (28)
32 38 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-7 (31)
33 30 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-9 (20)
34 31 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-8 (19)
35 21 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-5 – (14S) (21)
36 28 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (7)
37 49 MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 (37)
38 56 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-9 (22)
39 46 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-9 (16)
40 45 (I’m Gettin’) NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– Ricky Zahnd and the Blue Jeaners (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 33 GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (33)
45 36 NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (36)
46 40 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-7 (20)
47 29 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-16 (5)
48 27 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-12 (15)
55 32 PEPPER-HOT BABY –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-9 – (14 tJ) (21)

POWER HITS:

42 68 t EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-3 (42)
43 63 ROCK-A-BEATIN’ BOOGIE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 – (25S/18 tJ) (41)
49 t 55 DADDY-O –•– Bonnie Lou (King)-9 (28)
49 t 62 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 (41)

NEW THIS WEEK:

51 t — GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (51)
69 t — SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-4 (69)
77 t — LET IT RING –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (77)
79 — ZAMBEZI –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (79)
85 t — GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Kitty Kallen and Georgie Shaw (Decca)-1 (85)
89 — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-9 (22)
90 — CHARMAINE –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-3 (82)
91 t — THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-8 (53)
91 t — TOO LATE NOW –•– The DeCastro Sisters (Abbott)-3 (74)
98 t — TINA MARIE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-19 (6)
100 t — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (79)
100 t — POR FAVOR –•– Vic Damone (Mercury)-4 (74)