TOP 100 SONGS OF 1955


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

Official Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1955
This is Billboards official top 100 songs of 1955 also known as the Hot 100 of 1955. To identify the Billboard chart, either the artist's name or chart position will appear in RED.

Nolan Method (1955 cumulative points only)
The second Nolan Method chart is formulated using 1955 cumulative points only measured from December 1954 to November 1955. To identify the Nolan Method 1955 chart, either the artist's name or chart position will appear in GREEN.


Nolan Method Explained

The Nolan Method was formulated by lead Top40Weekly contributor Jarrett Nolan.

Using an inverse point-based system, songs earn points for each position that they're in within the Top 40. Songs at #1 earn 40 points all the way down to 1 point at #40.

A song can earn bonus points if it debuts on the chart within the Top 40. If a song debuts between #11 and #40, the corresponding points for that position would be double with 10 points added.

Example: A song entering the chart at #38, earns 3 points. This would be doubled to 6 points plus 10 making the total score for that week 16 points.

If a song debuts within the Top 10, its entry points would be doubled with 20 points added.

Example: A song debuts on the chart at #1 earning 40 points. The points are doubled to 80 plus 20 for entering in the top 10 giving the song a 100 total for that week.

Bonus points can only be earned on a song's debut week within the 40.

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Top 100 Songs of 1955 (side by side with Nolan Method)

Side by Side of Both Top 100 Songs of 1955

Top 50 Artists of 1955 (side by side with Nolan Method)

Top 100 Songs 1955

This list is a side by side of Billboard's top songs of 1955 and Jarrett Nolan's cumulative point method (aka the Nolan Method).

These top 100 songs of 1955 were created using data between December 1954 to the last week of November 1955.

Billboard’s Hot 100 Year-end Of 1955

Billboard's HOT 100 Songs are derived from radio airplay, sales data, and streaming data. RED.

This year's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data provided by online music sources during the charts dated November 24, 1954, to November 16, 1955.

The Nolan Method: Top 40 Weekly Year-end Of 1955

The Nolan Method totals all points accrued from all songs that entered the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 from December 1, 1954 through November 30, 1955. In the case of collaborations, each credited artist was given the total points a song earned. GREEN.

A song's peak position is in parentheses after the title. If there is an asterisk next to the peak, it means that the song was still upwardly mobile as of the cutoff - November 30, 1955.

1

Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (#1)

Perez Prado

Ain’t That a Shame (#1)

Pat Boone

2

Rock Around the Clock (#1)

Bill Haley & His Comets

The Yellow Rose of Texas (#1)

Mitch Miller

3

The Yellow Rose of Texas (#1)

Mitch Miller

Rock Around the Clock (#1)

Bill Haley & His Comets

4

Autumn Leaves (#1)

Roger Williams

Hard to Get (#5)

Gisele MacKenzie

5

Unchained Melody (#1)

Les Baxter

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (#1)

The Four Aces

6

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#1)

Bill Hayes

Learnin’ the Blues (#1)

Frank Sinatra

7

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (#1)

The Four Aces

Autumn Leaves (#1)

Roger Williams

8

Sincerely (#1)

The McGuire Sisters

the Yellow Rose of Texas (#3)

Johnny Desmond

9

Ain’t That a Shame (#1)

Pat Boone

Tina Marie (#5)

Perry Como

10

The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry) (#1)

Georgia Gibbs

Seventeen (#3)

The Fontane Sisters

11

The Crazy Otto Medley (#2)

Johnny Maddox

A Blossom Fell (#2)

Nat King Cole

12

Melody of Love (#2)

Billy Vaughn

Moments to Remember (#2)

The Four Lads

13

Sixteen Tons (#1)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Seventeen (#5)

Boyd Bennett & His Rockets

14

Learnin’ the Blues (#1)

Frank Sinatra

Hummingbird (#7)

Les Paul and Mary Ford

15

Hearts of Stone (#1)

The Fontane Sisters

the Longest Walk (#6)

Jaye P. Morgan

16

Tweedle Dee (#2)

Georgia Gibbs

If I May (#8)

Nat King Cole

17

Moments to Remember (#2)

The Four Lads

Wake the Town and Tell the People (#5)

Les Baxter

18

Mr. Sandman (#1)

The Chordettes

the Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) (#5)

Billy Vaughn

19

Let Me Go, Lover! (#1)

Joan Weber

Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (#1)

Perez Prado

20

A Blossom Fell (#2)

Nat King Cole

Unchained Melody (#1)

Les Baxter

21

Unchained Melody (#3)

Al Hibbler

Something’s Gotta Give (#5)

The McGuire Sisters

22

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#6)

Fess Parker

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (#7)

Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads

23

Honey Babe (#6)

Art Mooney

Maybelline (#3)

Chuck Berry

24

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#4)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Unchained Melody (#3)

Al Hibbler

25

Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) (#3)

Perry Como

the Bible Tells Me So (#7)

Don Cornell

26

Hard to Get (#5)

Gisele MacKenzie

Only You (And You Alone) (#5)

The Platters

27

The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane (#3)

The Ames Brothers

the Shifting, Whispering Sands (#3)

Rusty Draper

28

That’s All I Want from You (#3)

Jaye P. Morgan

Honey Babe (#6)

Art Mooney

29

Only You (And You Alone) (#5)

The Platters

He (#4)

Al Hibbler

30

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (#7)

Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads

Black Denim Trousers (#6)

the Cheers

Side by Side Comparison

This list is a side by side comparison of both top songs of 1955 charts.

Songs are listed in alphabetically according to the artist or band's name.

Key:

  • RED - Official Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1955
  • GREEN - Nolan Method 1955 cumulative points only

He (#4)
Al Hibbler

29

Unchained Melody (#3)

Al Hibbler

21

24

Honey Babe (#6)

Art Mooney

23

28

Rock Around the Clock (#1)

Bill Haley & His Comets

2

3

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#1)

Bill Hayes

6

Melody of Love (#2)

Billy Vaughn

12

the Shifting Whispering Sands (Parts 1 & 2) (#5)

Billy Vaughn

18

Seventeen (#5)

Boyd Bennett & His Rockets

13

Maybelline (#3)

Chuck Berry

23

the Bible Tells Me So (#7)

Don Cornell

25

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#6)

Fess Parker

22

Learnin’ the Blues (#1)

Frank Sinatra

14

6

The Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry) (#1)

Georgia Gibbs

10

Tweedle Dee (#2)

Georgia Gibbs

16

Hard to Get (#5)

Gisele MacKenzie

26

4

That’s All I Want from You (#3)

Jaye P. Morgan

28

the Longest Walk (#6)

Jaye P. Morgan

15

Let Me Go, Lover! (#1)

Joan Weber

19

the Yellow Rose of Texas (#3)

Johnny Desmond

8

The Crazy Otto Medley (#2)

Johnny Maddox

11

Unchained Melody (#1)

Les Baxter

5

20

Wake the Town and Tell the People (#5)

Les Baxter

17

Hummingbird (#7)

Les Paul and Mary Ford

14

The Yellow Rose of Texas (#1)

Mitch Miller

3

2

A Blossom Fell (#2)

Nat King Cole

20

11

If I May (#8)

Nat King Cole

16

Ain’t That a Shame (#1)

Pat Boone

9

1

Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (#1)

Perez Prado

1

19

Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So) (#3)

Perry Como

25

Tina Marie (#5)

Perry Como

9

Autumn Leaves (#1)

Roger Williams

4

7

the Shifting, Whispering Sands (#3)

Rusty Draper

27

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie (#7)

Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads

30

22

Sixteen Tons (#1)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

13

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (#4)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

24

The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane (#3)

The Ames Brothers

27

Black Denim Trousers (#6)

the Cheers

30

Mr. Sandman (#1)

The Chordettes

18

Hearts of Stone (#1)

The Fontane Sisters

15

Seventeen (#3)

The Fontane Sisters

10

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (#1)

The Four Aces

7

5

Moments to Remember (#2)

The Four Lads

17

12

Sincerely (#1)

The McGuire Sisters

8

Something’s Gotta Give (#5)

The McGuire Sisters

21

Only You (And You Alone) (#5)

The Platters

29

26