WMGM Top 200 of 1959

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

      
      Compiled by Randy Price using an inverse, progressive point system,
      in which the intervals between point values are greater for chart
      positions closer to the top of the chart, and records that remain
      at No. 1 for two or more consecutive weeks receive progressively
      increasing bonus points. Records whose chart runs began toward the
      end of one year and carried over into the following year are given
      credit for all their chart weeks, and are included with the year
      in which they earned a majority of their points.


  1. MACK THE KNIFE - Bobby Darin (Atco)
  2. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - Johnny Horton (Columbia)
  3. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES - The Platters (Mercury)
  4. DONNA - Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi)
  5. VENUS - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)
  6. SLEEP WALK - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)
  7. PERSONALITY - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
  8. MR. BLUE - The Fleetwoods (Dolton)
  9. STAGGER LEE - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
 10. COME SOFTLY TO ME - The Fleetwoods (Liberty)
 11. THERE GOES MY BABY - The Drifters (Atlantic)
 12. KANSAS CITY - Wilbert Harrison (Fury)
 13. DON’T YOU KNOW - Della Reese (RCA Victor)
 14. WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
 15. 16 CANDLES - The Crests (Coed)
 16. DECK OF CARDS - Wink Martindale (Dot)
 17. LONELY BOY - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)
 18. I’M GONNA GET MARRIED - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
 19. PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)
 20. SORRY (I Ran All The Way Home) - The Impalas (Cub)
 21. THE CHILDREN’S MARCHING SONG (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) - Cyril Stapleton &
     His Orchestra (London) / Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (Columbia)
 22. A TEENAGER IN LOVE - Dion & The Belmonts (Laurie)
 23. SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU - The Skyliners (Calico)
 24. DREAM LOVER - Bobby Darin (Atco)
 25. CHARLIE BROWN - The Coasters (Atco)
 26. BABY TALK - Jan & Dean (Dore)
 27. PINK SHOE LACES - Dodie Stevens (Crystalette)
 28. THE THREE BELLS - The Browns (RCA Victor)
 29. PETITE FLEUR (Little Flower) - Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Laurie)
 30. QUIET VILLAGE - Martin Denny (Liberty)
 31. FRANKIE - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
 32. WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS - Freddie Cannon (Swan)
 33. OH! CAROL - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
 34. (’Til) I KISSED YOU - The Everly Brothers (Cadence)
 35. MARINA - Willy Alberti (London)
 36. (Seven Little Girls) SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT - Paul Evans (Guaranteed)
 37. MY HAPPINESS - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
 38. SEA OF LOVE - Phil Phillips with The Twilights (Mercury)
 39. KOOKIE, KOOKIE (Lend Me Your Comb) - Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens
     (Warner Bros.)
 40. RED RIVER ROCK - Johnny & The Hurricanes (Warwick)
 41. THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG (Ke Kali Nei Au) - Andy Williams (Cadence)
 42. PRIMROSE LANE - Jerry Wallace with The Jewels (Challenge)
 43. MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK - Carl Dobkins, Jr. (Decca)
 44. BELIEVE ME - The Royal Teens (Capitol)
 45. TURN ME LOOSE - Fabian (Chancellor)
 46. WE GOT LOVE - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
 47. LAVENDER-BLUE - Sammy Turner (Big Top)
 48. ALVIN’S HARMONICA - David Seville & The Chipmunks (Liberty)
 49. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME - Brook Benton (Mercury)
 50. THE HAPPY ORGAN - Dave “Baby” Cortez (Clock)
 51. I’VE HAD IT - The Bell Notes (Time)
 52. (If You Cry) TRUE LOVE, TRUE LOVE - The Drifters (Atlantic)
 53. IN THE MOOD - The Ernie Fields Orchestra (Rendezvous)
 54. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Flamingos (End)
 55. HUSHABYE - The Mystics (Laurie)
 56. LONELY TEARDROPS - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
 57. HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER - Guy Mitchell (Columbia)
 58. POISON IVY - The Coasters (Atco)
 59. GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE - The Virtues (Hunt)
 60. (All Of A Sudden) MY HEART SINGS - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)
 61. ONLY YOU - Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles (Capitol)
 62. SMALL WORLD - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)
 63. TRAGEDY - Thomas Wayne with The DeLons (Fernwood)
 64. BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY - Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)
 65. BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)
 66. A LOVER’S QUESTION - Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)
 67. WATERLOO - Stonewall Jackson (Columbia)
 68. (Now And Then There’s) A FOOL SUCH AS I - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
 69. LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
 70. THE ANGELS LISTENED IN - The Crests (Coed)
 71. UH! OH! - The Nutty Squirrels (Hanover)
 72. AMONG MY SOUVENIRS - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
 73. TEEN BEAT - Sandy Nelson (Original Sound)
 74. SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER - The Tempos (Climax)
 75. YOU WERE MINE - The Fireflies (Ribbon)
 76. PETER GUNN - Ray Anthony & His Orchestra (Capitol)
 77. IT’S LATE - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
 78. WHAT’D I SAY (pt. 1) - Ray Charles (Atlantic)
 79. YOU’RE SO FINE - The Falcons (Unart)
 80. GOODBYE BABY - Jack Scott (Carlton)
 81. I LOVES YOU, PORGY - Nina Simone (Bethlehem)
 82. O’ FALLING STAR - The Four Knights (Coral)
 83. UNFORGETTABLE - Dinah Washington (Mercury)
 84. TALLAHASSEE LASSIE - Freddie Cannon (Swan)
 85. THIS I SWEAR - The Skyliners (Calico)
 86. TIGER - Fabian (Chancellor)
 87. THE ALL AMERICAN BOY - Bill Parsons [Bobby Bare] (Fraternity)
 88. THANK YOU PRETTY BABY - Brook Benton (Mercury)
 89. SO MANY WAYS - Brook Benton (Mercury)
 90. GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE - Kathy Linden (Felsted)
 91. MISTY - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)
 92. ON AN EVENING IN ROMA - Dean Martin (Capitol)
 93. SHOUT (pt. 1) - The Isley Brothers (RCA Victor)
 94. GOTTA TRAVEL ON - Billy Grammer (Monument)
 95. IT WAS I - Skip & Flip (Brent)
 96. I’VE COME OF AGE - Billy Storm (Columbia)
 97. WHO’S THAT KNOCKING - The Genies (Shad)
 98. A BIG HUNK O’ LOVE - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
 99. SO FINE - The Fiestas (Old Town)
100. THAT’S WHY (I Love You So) - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
101. I CRIED A TEAR - LaVern Baker (Atlantic)
102. TEAR DROP - Santo & Johnny (Canadian-American)
103. SEA CRUISE - Frankie Ford (Ace)
104. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH - Nicola Paone (ABC-Paramount)
105. WHAT IS LOVE? - The Playmates (Roulette)
106. TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY - The Everly Brothers (Cadence)
107. JUST ASK YOUR HEART - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)
108. ENDLESSLY - Brook Benton (Mercury)
109. EVERYBODY LIKES TO CHA CHA CHA - Sam Cooke (Keen)
110. THERE MUST BE A WAY - Joni James (M-G-M)
111. KISSIN’ TIME - Bobby Rydell (Cameo)
112. SHE SAY (Oom Dooby Doom) - The Diamonds (Mercury)
113. I TALK TO THE TREES - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra (London)
114. THE DIARY - Neil Sedaka (RCA Victor)
115. TILL THERE WAS YOU - Anita Bryant (Carlton)
116. I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME - Fats Domino (Imperial)
117. WOO-HOO - The Rock-A-Teens (Roulette)
118. TALL PAUL - Annette with The Afterbeats (Disneyland)
119. SOMEONE - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)
120. WHERE WERE YOU (On Our Wedding Day)? - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
121. I GOT A WIFE - The Mark IV (Mercury)
122. HARLEM NOCTURNE - The Viscounts (Madison)
123. CIAO, CIAO BAMBINA - Jacky Noguez & His Musette Orchestra (Jamie)
124. I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
125. TELL HIM NO - Travis & Bob (Sandy)
126. FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD - Duane Eddy & The Rebels (Jamie)
127. ANGEL FACE - Jimmy Darren (Colpix)
128. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY - The Harry Simeone Chorale (20th Fox)
129. OLD SPANISH TOWN - The Bell Notes (Time)
130. LONELY FOR YOU - Gary Stites (Carlton)
131. BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Columbia)
132. BE MY GUEST - Fats Domino (Imperial)
133. A LOVER’S PRAYER - Dion & The Belmonts (Laurie)
134. ROCKIN’ IN THE JUNGLE - The Eternals (Hollywood)
135. DANNY BOY - Conway Twitty (M-G-M)
136. JUST TO BE WITH YOU - The Passions (Audicon)
137. PEEK-A-BOO - The Cadillacs (Josie)
138. THE ENCHANTED SEA - The Islanders (Mayflower)
139. I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
140. MORGEN - Ivo Robic (Laurie)
141. GLORIA - The Chariots (Time)
142. TALK THAT TALK - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
143. TWIXT TWELVE AND TWENTY - Pat Boone (Dot)
144. MANHATTAN SPIRITUAL - Reg Owen & His Orchestra (Palette)
145. TALK TO ME - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
146. HIGH HOPES - Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
147. IF I DIDN’T CARE - Connie Francis (M-G-M)
148. THE BATTLE OF KOOKAMONGA - Homer & Jethro (RCA Victor)
149. I MISS YOU SO - Paul Anka (ABC-Paramount)
150. I’M A MAN - Fabian (Chancellor)
151. SIX NIGHTS A WEEK - The Crests (Coed)
152. HEY LITTLE GIRL - Dee Clark (Abner)
153. SMILE - Tony Bennett (Columbia)
154. ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD - Hank Leeds (Jaro Int’l)
155. RAW-HIDE - Link Wray & The Wraymen (Epic)
156. TO A SOLDIER BOY - The Tassels (Madison)
157. OLD SHEP - Ralph DeMarco (Guaranteed)
158. NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
159. THREE STARS - Tommy Dee with Carol Kay & The Teen-Aires (Crest)
160. AMBROSE (Part Five) - Linda Laurie (Glory)
161. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - Jane Morgan (Kapp) / The Four Lads (Columbia)
162. LONELY STREET - Andy Williams (Cadence)
163. GIDGET - Jimmy Darren (Colpix)
164. ALWAYS - Sammy Turner (Big Top)
165. IT HAPPENED TODAY - The Skyliners (Calico)
166. DON’T TAKE THE STARS - The Mystics (Laurie)
167. COME INTO MY HEART - Lloyd Price (ABC-Paramount)
168. WHERE IS THE LOVE - The Four Knights (Coral)
169. THE BEST OF EVERYTHING - Johnny Mathis (Columbia)
170. ALONG CAME JONES - The Coasters (Atco)
171. PLEASE MR. SUN - Tommy Edwards (M-G-M)
172. MAY YOU ALWAYS - The McGuire Sisters (Coral)
173. LOVERS NEVER SAY GOODBYE - The Flamingos (End)
174. M.T.A. - The Kingston Trio (Capitol)
175. THE LONELY ONE - Duane Eddy & The Rebels (Jamie)
176. DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN - Johnny Cash (Columbia)
177. YOU BETTER KNOW IT - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
178. FOOLS HALL OF FAME - Pat Boone (Dot)
179. MONA LISA - Carl Mann (Phillips Int’l)
180. I’LL BE SATISFIED - Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)
181. FIRST ANNIVERSARY - Cathy Carr (Roulette)
182. ENCHANTED - The Platters (Mercury)
183. SWEETER THAN YOU - Ricky Nelson (Imperial)
184. DANCE WITH ME - The Drifters (Atlantic)
185. NOBODY BUT YOU - Dee Clark (Abner)
186. BONGO ROCK - Preston Epps (Original Sound)
187. A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL - Frankie Avalon (Chancellor)
188. THIS SHOULD GO ON FOREVER - Rod Bernard (Argo)
189. SHERRY (I Really Love You So) - The Valets (Jon)
190. BEI MIR BIST DU SCHON - Louis Prima & Keely Smith (Dot)
191. STARRY EYED - Gary Stites (Carlton)
192. LOVE POTION NO. 9 - The Clovers (United Artists)
193. RAGTIME COWBOY JOE - David Seville & The Chipmunks (Liberty)
194. DON’T PITY ME - Dion & The Belmonts (Laurie)
195. (I’ll Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME - Tab Hunter (Warner Bros.)
196. SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair) - The Browns (RCA Victor)
197. HERE COMES SUMMER - Jerry Keller (Kapp)
198. THE HANGING TREE - Marty Robbins (Columbia)
199. WHY - Garry Lee (Time)
200. THE LITTLE SPACE GIRL - Jesse Lee Turner (Carlton)

 

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