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.

1Ain’t That a ShamePat Boone1955
2The Yellow Rose of TexasMitch Miller1955
3Love Letters in the SandPat Boone1957
4So RareJimmy Dorsey1957
5Don’t Be CruelElvis Presley1956
6Green DoorJim Lowe1957
7Rock Around the ClockBill Haley & His Comets1955
8Singing the BluesGuy Mitchell1957
9Lisbon AntiguaNelson Riddle1956
10Just Walking in the RainJohnnie Ray1956
11TammyDebbie Reynolds1957
12Mack the KnifeBobby Darin1959
13The Wayward WindGogi Grant1956
14All Shook UpElvis Presley1957
15Bye Bye LoveThe Everly Brothers1957
16Love Me TenderElvis Presley1957
17Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley1956
18Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)Doris Day1956
19Blueberry HillFats Domino1957
20Sixteen TonsTennessee Ernie Ford1956
21(The) Rock and Roll WaltzKay Starr1956
22Jailhouse RockElvis Presley1958
23Learnin’ the BluesFrank Sinatra1955
24the Yellow Rose of TexasJohnny Desmond1955
25Canadian SunsetEddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter1956
26Little Darlin’The Diamonds1957
27Autumn LeavesRoger Williams1955
28My PrayerThe Platters1956
29Love Is a Many-Splendored ThingThe Four Aces1955
30Moonglow & Theme from PicnicMorris Stoloff1956
31The Poor People of ParisLes Baxter1956
32Searchin’The Coasters1957
33Hard to GetGisele MacKenzie1955
34The Great PretenderThe Platters1956
35Tina MariePerry Como1955
36Memories Are Made of ThisDean Martin1956
37Allegheny MoonPatti Page1956
38SeventeenThe Fontane Sisters1955
39I Almost Lost My MindPat Boone1956
40HoneycombJimmie Rodgers1957
41Hound DogElvis Presley1956
42True LoveBing Crosby & Grace Kelly1957
43Honky TonkBill Doggett1956
44Teddy BearElvis Presley1957
45Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)Perry Como1956
46A Blossom FellNat King Cole1955
47Wake Up Little SusieThe Everly Brothers1958
48Moments to RememberThe Four Lads1955
49SeventeenBoyd Bennett & His Rockets1955
50Round and RoundPerry Como1957
51Chances AreJohnny Mathis1958
52The Battle of New OrleansJohnny Horton1959
53If I MayNat King Cole1955
54At the HopDanny & the Juniors1958
55Don’t Forbid MePat Boone1957
56It’s All in the GameTommy Edwards1958
57the Longest WalkJaye P. Morgan1955
58Wake the Town and Tell the PeopleLes Baxter1955
59HummingbirdLes Paul and Mary Ford1955
60Tom DooleyThe Kingston Trio1959
61DianaPaul Anka1957
62Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom WhitePerez Prado1955
63Unchained MelodyLes Baxter1955
64Young LoveTab Hunter1957
65I Hear You KnockingGale Storm1956
66April LovePat Boone1958
67the Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2)Billy Vaughn1955
68To Know Him, Is to Love Himthe Teddy Bears1959
69You Send MeSam Cooke1958
70I Want You, I Need You, I Love YouElvis Presley1956
71A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation)Marty Robbins1957
72It’s Almost Tomorrowthe Dream Weavers1956
73It’s Not for Me to SayJohnny Mathis1957
74Witch DoctorDavid Seville1958
75Mr. BlueThe Fleetwoods1959
76No, Not MuchThe Four Lads1956
77Something’s Gotta GiveThe McGuire Sisters1955
78MaybellineChuck Berry1955
79Come Go with MeThe Del-Vikings1957
80It’s a Sin to Tell a LieSomethin’ Smith and the Redheads1955
81DonnaRitchie Valens1959
82SugartimeThe McGuire Sisters1958
83PatriciaPerez Prado1958
84Young LoveSonny James1957
85Smoke Gets in Your EyesThe Platters1959
86Moonlight GamblerFrankie Laine1957
87It’s Only Make BelieveConway Twitty1959
88Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins1956
89SilhouettesThe Rays1958
90HeAl Hibbler1956
91Moonglow & Theme from PicnicGeorge Cates1956
92Band of GoldDon Cherry1956
93All I Have to Do Is DreamThe Everly Brothers1958
94Only You (And You Alone)The Platters1956
95Little StarThe Elegants1958
96GoneFerlin Husky1957
97Rockin’ RobinBobby Day1958
98Dark MoonGale Storm1957
99Ivory TowerCathy Carr1956
100TequilaThe Champs1958

THE NOLAN METHOD: TOP 100 ARTISTS from 1955-1959

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