WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of February 23, 1959

Courtesy of www.musicradio77.com

Survey collected and contributed by Randy Price, Tom Natoli, and Joe Persek
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 

 

TW  LW                                                               WOC
 1   1  DONNA - Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)                                9
 2   5  VENUS - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)                            3
 3   2  STAGGER LEE - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)                     13
 4   3  PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) - Chris Barber’s Jazz Band
        (Laurie)                                                       9
 5   9  CHARLIE BROWN - The Coasters (Atco)                            4
 6   4  THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) -
        Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra (London) / Mitch Miller
        & His Orchestra (Columbia)                                     9
 7  11  ALVIN’S HARMONICA - David Seville & The Chipmunks (Liberty)    3
 8   7  THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) - Andy Williams
        (Cadence)                                                      5
 9   6  (All Of A Sudden) MY HEART SINGS - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)   7
10  15  PETER GUNN - Ray Anthony & His Orchestra (Capitol)             5
11   8  SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - The Platters (Mercury)              15
12  17  IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME - Brook Benton (Mercury)            4
13  14  BLAH, BLAH, BLAH - Nicola Paone (ABC-Paramount)                5
14  10  THE ALL AMERICAN BOY - Bill Parsons [Bobby Bare] (Fraternity)  6
15  12  LONELY TEARDROPS - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)                  10
16  16  I’VE HAD IT - The Bell Notes (Time)                           11
17  13  16 CANDLES - The Crests (Coed)                                14
18  19  I GOT A WIFE - The Mark IV (Mercury)                           4
19  24  SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) - The Diamonds (Mercury)              3
20  18  MY HAPPINESS - Connie Francis (M-G-M)                         13
21  20  THERE MUST BE A WAY - Joni James (M-G-M)                       7
22  23  TALL PAUL - Annette with The Afterbeats (Disneyland)           4
23  30  SORRY (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas (Cub)             2
24  33  TRAGEDY - Thomas Wayne with The DeLons (Fernwood)              2
25  25  MAY YOU ALWAYS - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)                   4
26  27  RAW-HIDE - Link Wray & The Wraymen (Epic)                      4
27  26  I CRIED A TEAR - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)                      12
28  31  THE LONELY ONE - Duane Eddy & The Rebels (Jamie)               4
29  40  WHO’S THAT KNOCKING - The Genies (Shad)                        2
30  28  FIRST ANNIVERSARY - Cathy Carr (Roulette)                      3
31  --  IT’S LATE - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)                            1
32  21  GOTTA TRAVEL ON - Billy Grammer (Monument)                    12
33  --  TRY ME - James Brown & The Famous Flames (Federal)             1
34  --  GLORIA - The Chariots (Time)                                   1
35  32  (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME - Tab Hunter
        (Warner Bros.)                                                 3
36  --  MY LOVE WILL NEVER DIE - The Channels (Fury)                   1
37  22  O’ FALLING STAR - The Four Knights (Coral)                    14
38  35  I’M A MAN - Fabian (Chancellor)                                9
39  29  DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN - Johnny Cash (Columbia)          5
40  --  THIRD MAN THEME CHA CHA - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra
        (London)                                                       1

 

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