TOP 100 SONGS from 1955-1959

These are the Top 100 Songs of 1955-1959 and the top 50 artists of 1955-1959. On this page you will find two different chart types.

Official Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1955-1959 doesn’t exist as Billboard did not create decade-end charts as they’ve done after the turn of the 21st century.

Nolan Method (1955-1959 cumulative points only)
The second Nolan Method chart is formulated using 1955-1959 cumulative points. To identify the Nolan Method 1955-1959 chart, either the artist’s name or chart position will appear in GREEN.


1 Ain’t That a Shame Pat Boone 1955
2 The Yellow Rose of Texas Mitch Miller 1955
3 Love Letters in the Sand Pat Boone 1957
4 So Rare Jimmy Dorsey 1957
5 Don’t Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1956
6 Green Door Jim Lowe 1957
7 Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley & His Comets 1955
8 Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell 1957
9 Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle 1956
10 Just Walking in the Rain Johnnie Ray 1956
11 Tammy Debbie Reynolds 1957
12 Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 1959
13 The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant 1956
14 All Shook Up Elvis Presley 1957
15 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers 1957
16 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1957
17 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 1956
18 Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) Doris Day 1956
19 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino 1957
20 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 1956
21 (The) Rock and Roll Waltz Kay Starr 1956
22 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 1958
23 Learnin’ the Blues Frank Sinatra 1955
24 the Yellow Rose of Texas Johnny Desmond 1955
25 Canadian Sunset Eddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter 1956
26 Little Darlin’ The Diamonds 1957
27 Autumn Leaves Roger Williams 1955
28 My Prayer The Platters 1956
29 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing The Four Aces 1955
30 Moonglow & Theme from Picnic Morris Stoloff 1956
31 The Poor People of Paris Les Baxter 1956
32 Searchin’ The Coasters 1957
33 Hard to Get Gisele MacKenzie 1955
34 The Great Pretender The Platters 1956
35 Tina Marie Perry Como 1955
36 Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin 1956
37 Allegheny Moon Patti Page 1956
38 Seventeen The Fontane Sisters 1955
39 I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone 1956
40 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers 1957
41 Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1956
42 True Love Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly 1957
43 Honky Tonk Bill Doggett 1956
44 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley 1957
45 Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Perry Como 1956
46 A Blossom Fell Nat King Cole 1955
47 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers 1958
48 Moments to Remember The Four Lads 1955
49 Seventeen Boyd Bennett & His Rockets 1955
50 Round and Round Perry Como 1957
51 Chances Are Johnny Mathis 1958
52 The Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton 1959
53 If I May Nat King Cole 1955
54 At the Hop Danny & the Juniors 1958
55 Don’t Forbid Me Pat Boone 1957
56 It’s All in the Game Tommy Edwards 1958
57 the Longest Walk Jaye P. Morgan 1955
58 Wake the Town and Tell the People Les Baxter 1955
59 Hummingbird Les Paul and Mary Ford 1955
60 Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio 1959
61 Diana Paul Anka 1957
62 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White Perez Prado 1955
63 Unchained Melody Les Baxter 1955
64 Young Love Tab Hunter 1957
65 I Hear You Knocking Gale Storm 1956
66 April Love Pat Boone 1958
67 the Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) Billy Vaughn 1955
68 To Know Him, Is to Love Him the Teddy Bears 1959
69 You Send Me Sam Cooke 1958
70 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley 1956
71 A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins 1957
72 It’s Almost Tomorrow the Dream Weavers 1956
73 It’s Not for Me to Say Johnny Mathis 1957
74 Witch Doctor David Seville 1958
75 Mr. Blue The Fleetwoods 1959
76 No, Not Much The Four Lads 1956
77 Something’s Gotta Give The McGuire Sisters 1955
78 Maybelline Chuck Berry 1955
79 Come Go with Me The Del-Vikings 1957
80 It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads 1955
81 Donna Ritchie Valens 1959
82 Sugartime The McGuire Sisters 1958
83 Patricia Perez Prado 1958
84 Young Love Sonny James 1957
85 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes The Platters 1959
86 Moonlight Gambler Frankie Laine 1957
87 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 1959
88 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 1956
89 Silhouettes The Rays 1958
90 He Al Hibbler 1956
91 Moonglow & Theme from Picnic George Cates 1956
92 Band of Gold Don Cherry 1956
93 All I Have to Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers 1958
94 Only You (And You Alone) The Platters 1956
95 Little Star The Elegants 1958
96 Gone Ferlin Husky 1957
97 Rockin’ Robin Bobby Day 1958
98 Dark Moon Gale Storm 1957
99 Ivory Tower Cathy Carr 1956
100 Tequila The Champs 1958

THE NOLAN METHOD: TOP 100 ARTISTS from 1955-1959

1 Pat Boone
2 Elvis Presley
3 Nat King Cole
4 The Platters
5 Perry Como
6 Frank Sinatra
7 The Four Lads
8 Fats Domino
9 Les Baxter
10 Gale Storm
11 Bill Haley & His Comets
12 The McGuire Sisters
13 Ricky Nelson
14 The Everly Brothers
15 Mitch Miller
16 Chuck Berry
17 Roger Williams
18 Andy Williams
19 The Fontane Sisters
20 Al Hibbler
21 Eddie Fisher
22 The Four Aces
23 Perez Prado
24 Patti Page
25 Jaye P. Morgan
26 Billy Vaughn
27 Jimmie Rodgers
28 Johnny Mathis
29 Jerry Lee Lewis
30 Gisele MacKenzie
31 The Ames Brothers
32 Johnny Desmond
33 the Diamonds
34 Gogi Grant
35 Teresa Brewer
36 Doris Day
37 Buddy Holly & the Crickets
38 Dean Martin
39 The Chordettes
40 Don Cornell
41 The Coasters
42 Rusty Draper
43 Guy Mitchell
44 Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
45 Tennessee Ernie Ford
46 Les Paul and Mary Ford
47 Little Richard
48 Johnnie Ray
49 Eddie Heywood
50 Harry Belafonte
51 the Crew-Cuts
52 Sammy Davis, Jr.
53 the Hilltoppers featuring Jimmy Sacca
54 Buddy Knox
55 Jim Lowe
56 Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads
57 Georgia Gibbs
58 Paul Anka
59 The Del-Vikings
60 Frankie Laine
61 The Tarriers
62 Jimmy Dorsey
63 Nelson Riddle
64 Art Mooney
65 Patience and Prudence
66 Kay Starr
67 the Four Preps
68 Debbie Reynolds
69 Marty Robbins
70 Julius LaRosa
71 Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
72 Tab Hunter
73 Danny & the Juniors
74 Roy Hamilton
75 Bing Crosby
76 Hugo Winterhalter
77 Bill Doggett
78 Sam Cooke
79 Morris Stoloff
80 the Cheers
81 Grace Kelly
82 the Dream Weavers
83 Larry Williams
84 Gene Vincent
85 George Hamilton IV
86 Don Cherry
87 Mindy Carson
88 Alan Dale
89 Tony Bennett
90 Jane Morgan and the Troubadors
91 Jo Stafford
92 Connie Francis
93 Johnny Cash
94 Tommy Edwards
95 Joni James
96 David Seville
97 The Champs
98 Sonny James
99 the Moe Koffman Quartette
100 George Cates