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    Yes, I know, don't I ever get tired of doing top hundred lists?

    NO! I'm obsessed with charts. I've got Billboard books up the ying yang.

    Anyway, in lieu of our 100 TOP WF SONGS survey, I thought I'd indulge you with my own personal top 100s for each year from 1955-1999 with a few eras on the buffers (1920-1949) (1950-1954) (2000- today), Generally to top ten or so of any given year is fairly accurate, but the other ninety can change around from time to time. Anyway, these are the songs I rate as my favorites in any given year as of now. Enjoy.

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    So we start out with the period between 1925 and 1949 since there really isn't much to offer before them unless you like barbershop quartets, which I don't (Mad barbers are attacking my house with torches as I say this). This is the period post World War One and the lead up to World War Two and then World War Two itself not to mention the early post war period. The primary form of music for the most part, at least in popular circles, would probably be the Big Band era and they are represented some here, but honestly, I tend to lean toward early blues and country. Favorites of mine during this period would include Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and Billie Holiday among others. The Carter Family will top this list though with one of the great country standards of the late 1920's.

    1. Keep On the Sunny Side of Life- Carter Family
    2. Vigilante Man- Woody Guthrie
    3. Sing, Sing, Sing- Benny Goodman
    4. Nature Boy- Nat King Cole
    5. Alabama Song- Lotte Lenya
    6. Route 66- Nat King Cole
    7. Will the Circle Be Unbroken- Carter Family
    8. South American Way- Carmen Miranda
    9. Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Leadbelly
    10. Strange Fruit- Billie Holiday
    11. Minnie the Moocher- Cab Calloway
    12. Brother Can You Spare a Dime- Rudy Vallee
    13. Wabash Cannonball- Roy Acuff
    14. John the Revelator- Son House
    15. In the Jailhouse Now- Jimmie Rodgers
    16. Baby Please Donít Go- Big Joe Williams
    17. Saturday Night Fish Fry- Louis Jordan and His Tympanny Five
    18. Golden Earrings- Peggy Lee
    19. Oh Death- Charley Patton and Bertha Lee
    20. Long Gone Lonesome Blues- Hank Williams
    21. Thatís Alright Mama- Arthur Crudup
    22. Der Fuerherís Face- Spike Jones
    23. Devil Got My Woman- Skip James
    24. God Bless the Child- Billie Holiday
    25. Mr. Hitler- Leadbelly
    26. Boogie Chillun- John Lee Hooker
    27. Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland
    28. Good Rockin Tonight- Roy Brown
    29. Blue Moon of Kentucky- Bill Monroe
    30. Key To the Highway- Big Bill Broonzy
    31. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- Sonny Boy Williamson
    32. Stormy Weather- Ethel Waters
    33. Tumbling Tumbleweeds- Sons of the Pioneers
    34. Jingle Jangle Jingle- Kay Kyser
    35. The Gallis Pole- Leadbelly
    36. America First- Woody Guthrie
    37. Caldonia- Louis Jordan and His Tympanny Five
    38. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well- Lucky Millinder
    39. Paper Doll- Mills Brothers
    40. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy- Andrews Sisters
    41. Round Midnight- Thelonious Monk
    42. Riders in the Sky- Vaughn Monroe
    43. Stack O Lee- Mississppi John Hurt
    44. Summertime- Billie Holiday
    45. Motherless Children- Josh White
    46. Sentimental Journey- Les Brown/Doris Day
    47. Blues Stay Away From Me- Delmore Brothers
    48. I Canít Be Satisfied- Muddy Waters
    49. Wreck On the Highway- Roy Acuff
    50. It Donít Mean a Thing If You Donít Have That Swing- Duke Ellington
    51. Crossroads- Robert Johnson
    52. If I Didnít Care- Ink Spots
    53. Choo Choo Ch Boogie- Louis Jordan and His Tympanny Five
    54. Goodnight Irene- Leadbelly
    55. Iím So Lonesome I Could Cry- Hank Williams
    56. Good Rockin Tonight- Wynonie Harris
    57. Pistol Packin Mama- Al Dexter and His Troopers
    58. Strange Things Happening Every Day- Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    59. T For Texas- Jimmie Rodgers
    60. Moonglow- Benny Goodman
    61. The Man I Love- Billie Holiday
    62. I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus- Roosevelt Graves and Brother
    63. In the Mood- Glenn Miller
    64. Let Me Play With Your Poodle- Tampa Red
    65. Death Letter Blues- Son House
    66. Sitting On Top of the World- Mississippi Sheiks
    67. Mule Skinner Blues- Jimmie Rodgers
    68. Rollin Mama Blues- Blind Willie McTell
    69. Take the A Train- Duke Ellington
    70. Open the Door Richard- Dusty Fletcher
    71. Marizy Doats- Merry Macs
    72. Itís Been a Long Long Time- Harry James
    73. Jesus Christ- Woody Guthrie
    74. You Are My Sunshine- Jimmie Davis
    75. Bumble Bee- Memphis Minnie
    76. Midnight Special- Leadbelly
    77. Deep In the Heart of Texas- Gene Autry
    78. You Always Hurt the One You Love- Spike Jones
    79. Move It On Over- Hank Williams
    80. The House of the Rising Sun- Josh White
    81. Two Wings- Reverend Utah Smith
    82. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean- Blind Lemon Jefferson
    83. Moon Indigo- Duke Ellington
    84. Sophisticated Lady- Duke Ellington
    85. Moonlight Serenade- Glenn Miller
    86. Iím A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas- Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys
    87. Weíll Meet Again- Vera Lynn
    88. My Prayer- Ink Spots
    89. Shoo Shoo Baby- Ella Mae Morse
    90. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons- Nat King Cole
    91. Drinkin Wine Spo Dee O Dee- Sticks McGhee
    92. Trouble Blues- Charles Brown
    93. Black Train Blues- Bukka White
    94. Nobody Knows You When Youíre Down and Out- Bessie Smith
    95. Milk Cow Blues- Kokomo Arnold
    96. A Tisket a Tasket- Ella Fitzgerald
    97. The Gypsy- Ink Spots
    98. Chattanooga Choo Choo- Glenn Miller
    99. John Hardy- Leadbelly
    100. Drifting Blues- Johnny Mooreís Three Blazers

    So that's part one. Tomorrow I'll post part two. Don't be afraid to comment... If you dare
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    The early fifties cover the pre rock n roll days pretty much. Popular music at the time consisted of post big band crooners like Perry Como and Doris Day. Of course this was a period when R&B really began to take shape and some of the greatest country classics are from this period. Rockabilly was likely invented around 1954. Hank Williams was perhaps the dominant force in country music while artists like Como and Nat King Cole dominated the pop charts. R&B heavy hitters were harder to pin down but so many classic tunes in that genre such as my number one, would be all over the charts.

    I especially like R&B and blues from this period but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a sucker for the occasional country tune. Even a few pop hits make this chart as well as a touch of folk, courtesy of Pete Segger and the Weavers.

    And with that...

    1. Hound Dog- Willie Mae Thornton
    2. Rocket 88- Jackie Brenston
    3. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean- Ruth Brown
    4. The Walkin Blues- Jesse Powell Orchestra with Fluffy Hunter
    5. Dust My Broom- Elmore James
    6. Iím Movin On- Hank Snow
    7. Mercy Mr. Percy- Varetta Dillard
    8. Iím in the Mood- John Lee Hooker
    9. Hootchie Coochie Man- Muddy Waters
    10. Sixty Minute Man- Dominoes
    11. It Wasnít God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels- Kitty Wells
    12. Moanin at Midnight- Howlin Wolf
    13. Sh Boom- Chords
    14. I Just Want To Make Love To You- Muddy Waters
    15. How High the Moon- Les Paul and Mary Ford
    16. There Stands the Glass- Webb Pierce
    17. The Third Man Theme- Anton Karas
    18. Secret Love- Doris Day
    19. Mockin Bird Hill- Les Paul and Mary Ford
    20. A Dear John Letter- Jean Shepherd
    21. Work With Me Annie- Midnighters
    22. Gotta Let You Go- Joe Louis Hill
    23. Thatís Alright Mama- Elvis Presley
    24. You Belong To Me- Jo Stafford
    25. Train Kept a Rollin- Tiny Bradshaw
    26. Feelin Good- Little Juniorís Blue Flames
    27. Riot in Cell Block Nine- Robins
    28. Youíll Never Walk Alone- Roy Hamilton
    29. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine- Weavers
    30. Night Train- Jimmy Forrest
    31. Evil Is Going On- Howlin Wolf
    32. Rag Mop- Lionel Hampton
    33. Ramblin Man- Luke the Drifter
    34. Lawdy Miss Clawdy- Lloyd Price
    35. The Wind- Norman Strong and the Diablos
    36. Hey Good Lookin- Hank Williams
    37. Good Morning Judge- Wynonie Harris
    38. Annie Had a Baby- Midnighters
    39. The Wild Side of Life- Hank Thompson
    40. Crying in the Chapel- Orioles
    41. How Many More Years- Howlin Wolf
    42. Have Mercy Baby- Dominoes
    43. Baby Letís Play House- Arthur Gunter
    44. One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer- Amos Milburn
    45. If I Had a Hammer- Weavers
    46. Bear Cat- Rufus Thomas
    47. Your Cash Ainít Nothin But Trash- Clovers
    48. Bad Bad Whiskey- Amos Milburn
    49. Kaw Liga- Hank Williams
    50. Earth Angel- Penguins
    51. Big Ten Inch Record- Bullmoose Jackson
    52. Goodnight Irene- Weavers
    53. Mr. Sandman- Chordettes
    54. It Should Have Been Me- Ray Charles
    55. Rolliní Stone- Muddy Waters
    56. 5-10-15 Hours- Ruth Brown
    57. Cry- Johnny Ray
    58. Iím Mad- Willie Mabon
    59. Shake a Hand- Faye Adams
    60. The Things I Used To Do- Guitar Slim
    61. Mad About the Boy- Dinah Washington
    62. Deliaís Gone- Pete Seeger
    63. Please Send Me Someone To Love- Percy Mayfield
    64. Buick 59- Medallions
    65. Wimoweh- Weavers
    66. Sincerely- Moonglows
    67. Shake Rattle and Roll- Big Joe Turner
    68. If I Knew You Were Coming Iíd a Baked a Cake- Eileen Barton
    69. Space Guitar- Johnny Guitar Watson
    70. One Mint Julep- Clovers
    71. Stack a Lee- Archibald
    72. Tennessee Wig Walk- Bonnie Lou
    73. Tennessee Waltz- Patti Page
    74. Mona Lisa- Nat King Cole
    75. Reconsider Baby- Lowell Fulson
    76. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight- Spaniels
    77. Drinking Wine Spo Dee O Dee- Malcolm Yelvington
    78. How Much is That Doggie in the Window- Patti Page
    79. Jambalaya- Hank Williams
    80. High Noon- Tex Ritter
    81. Misty- Errol Garner
    82. Smile- Nat King Cole
    83. The Clock- Johnny Ace
    84. Howlin at the Moon- Hank Williams
    85. Pretend- Nat King Cole
    86. Your Cheatiní Heart- Hank Williams
    87. Daddy Rolliní Stone- Otis Blackwell
    88. Mystery Train- Little Juniorís Blue Flames
    89. White Christmas- Drifters
    90. Hearts of Stone- Charms
    91. Honey Bee- Muddy Waters
    92. Such a Night- Drifters
    93. Poison Ivy- Willie Mabon
    94. Money Honey- Drifters
    95. Indian Love Call- Slim Whitman
    96. Dim Dim the Lights- Bill Haley and the Comets
    97. The Glow Worm- Mills Brothers
    98. Too Young- Nat King Cole
    99. Thatís Amore- Dean Martin
    100. Little Things Mean a Lot- Kitty Kallen

    And don't forget to list your top tens in the THE TOP 100 WF SONGS NOMINATIONS THREAD.
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    I just find myself wondering if these are your own compiled lists, or taken from a website or magazine? And if the latter, um, why? Not that I have anything against posting lists, but I always prefer to do my own research and make my own lists if I can. But that's just me. You do you.
    Come away, human child to the waters and the wild
    With a faery hand in hand.
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. - WB Yeats "The Stolen Child"

    I drink to forget, but I never forget to drink.

    "If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today
    He'd be gunned down cold by the CIA" - The The, "Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)" - Mind Bomb, 1989

    The most destructive force on the planet is not nukes or global is the human ego. - Ralph Rotten

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    Oh, no, it's my list. You know I'm the top ten, top one hundred fanatic, Trolls. I used to drive the guys at MB crazy with this stuff. I'm still working on the lists. I just completed 1972 and I have a long way to go.

    So why don't you make your own list? Come on, I dare you

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    Make a list? Do me a lemon. I've barely time to draw breath as it is!
    Currently working on: (MB) "Love or Hate?", "Classic Songs I Have Never Heard", "The Devin Townsend Shuffler", The History of Prog, The History of Animation, Pirates!, The Couch Potato index, The History of Flight, Trollheart's Year of Hell, The History of Human Conflict, The History of Ireland, Trollheart's Hate List and Trollheart's Wonderful World of Prog, to say nothing of slowly, oh so slowly transferring much of this material to WF.

    Who has time for lists?
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    Come away, human child to the waters and the wild
    With a faery hand in hand.
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. - WB Yeats "The Stolen Child"

    I drink to forget, but I never forget to drink.

    "If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today
    He'd be gunned down cold by the CIA" - The The, "Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)" - Mind Bomb, 1989

    The most destructive force on the planet is not nukes or global is the human ego. - Ralph Rotten

  7. #7


    And Rock n Roll is here. Now, of course most music moguls will tell you that the best song was Bill Haley and the Comets' Rock Around the Clock. BORING! It's not even top ten. It's not even the first rock n roll song. It's not even his first rock and roll song. Somebody, stop me!

    So basically, most of my favorite songs will be of the early rock n roll vein with the emphasis on guitar and blues pieces like Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. And also some other genres from country (Johnny Cash, Faron Young) to pop (Julie London, Roy Hamilton). So while it's mostly rock n roll, as most of these surveys will be, hopefully, I'll have enough of other genres in here where it looks fairly eclectic.

    By the way. In case you don't look, I placed Rock Around the Clock in at No. 54

    1. Mannish Boy- Muddy Waters
    2. Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
    3. Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
    4. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On- Big Maybelle
    5. Mama Talk To Your Daughter- JB Lenoir
    6. The Wallflower- Etta James
    7. Diddley Daddy- Bo Diddley
    8. Mary Lou- Young Jessie
    9. Blues Before Sunrise- Elmore James
    10. Maybelline- Chuck Berry
    11. Smokey Joe’s Cafť- Robins
    12. I Wish You Would- Billy Boy Arnold
    13. I Got a Woman- Ray Charles
    14. Sixteen Tons- Tennessee Ernie Ford
    15. Cry Me a River- Julie London
    16. I’m a Man- Bo Diddley
    17. Tweedle Dee- Laverne Baker
    18. At My Front Door- El Dorados
    19. Live Fast Love Hard Die Young- Faron Young
    20. Tutti Frutti- Little Richard
    21. Unchained Melody- Roy Hamilton
    22. It’s Love Baby- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters
    23. I’ll Be Around- Howlin Wolf
    24. Mystery Train- Elvis Presley
    25. She Put the Whammy On Me- Screamin Jay Hawkins
    26. My Name Ain’t Annie- Linda Hayes
    27. Going Down To Tijuana- Andre Williams
    28. One Night- Smiley Lewis
    29. The Great Pretender- Platters
    30. Good Rockin Daddy- Etta James
    31. Don’t Start Me Talkin- Sonny Boy Williamson
    32. Red Hot- Billy the Kid Emerson
    33. Daddy Rockin Strong- Norman Strong and the Diablos
    34. Johnny Has Gone- Varetta Dillard
    35. Ling Ting Tong- Five Keys
    36. Hummingbird- Les Paul and Mary Ford
    37. Baby Let’s Play House- Elvis Presley
    38. Hey Bartender- Floyd Dixon
    39. Cry Cry Cry- Johnny Cash
    40. I Hear You Knockin- Smiley Lewis
    41. Feel So Good- Shirley and Lee
    42. Ain’t That a Shame- Fats Domino
    43. Thirty Days- Chuck Berry
    44. The Ballad of Davy Crockett- Bill Hayes
    45. Pledging My Love- Johnny Ace
    46. In the Jailhouse Now- Webb Pierce
    47. Seventh Son- Willie Mabon
    48. The Preacher- Horace Silver
    49. Burn That Candle- Bill Haley and the Comets
    50. Willow Wait For Me- Billie Holiday
    51. Speedo- Cadillacs
    52. Lonely Nights- Hearts
    53. WPLJ- Four Deuces
    54. Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley and the Comets
    55. Only You Platters
    56. Flip Flop and Fly- Big Joe Turner
    57. Rock n Roll Waltz- Kay Starr
    58. Adorable- Drifters
    59. Gone Gone Gone- Carl Perkins
    60. I’m Left You’re Right- She’s Gone- Elvis Presley
    61. The Way You Dog Me Around- Norman Strong and the Diablos
    62. Seventeen- Boyd Bennett
    63. My Babe- Little Walter
    64. I Forgot To Remember To Forget- Elvis Presley
    65. Daddy-O- Bonnie Lou
    66. Whatever Lola Wants- Sarah Vaughan
    67. Rockin Daddy- Sonny Fisher
    68. I Want You To Be My Baby- Lillian Briggs
    69. Blue Velvet- Clovers
    70. Let’s Do It- Eartha Kitt
    71. Don’t Be Angry- Nappy Brown
    72. Memories Are Made of This- Dean Martin
    73. Bye Bye Young Men- Ruth Brown
    74. It’s a Sin To Tell a Lie- Somethin Smith and the Redheads
    75. Razzle Dazzle- Bill Haley and the Comets
    76. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White- Perez Prado
    77. Nip Sip- Clovers
    78. Papa Ain't Salty- T Bone Walker
    79. My Baby Don’t Love Me No More- DeJohn Sisters
    80. Let Me Go Lover- Joan Weber
    81. My Boy Flat Top- Boyd Bennett
    82. A Teenage Prayer- Gloria Mann
    83. All By Myself- Fats Domino
    84. When You Dance- Turbans
    85. Autumn Leaves- Roger Williams
    86. A Church a Courtroom Then Goodbye- Patsy Cline
    87. Later Alligator- Bobby Charles
    88. Slow Down- Lou Mac
    89. Band of Gold- Don Cherry
    90. Play It Fair- Laverne Baker
    91. Love and Marriage- Frank Sinatra
    92. Rose Marie- Slim Whitman
    93. Open Up Your Heart- Cowboy Church Sunday School
    94. Moments To Remember- Four Lads
    95. You Tickle Me Baby- Royal Jokers
    96. The Yellow Rose of Texas- Mitch Miller
    97. Mr. Fiddle- Cochran Brothers
    98. Mambo Rock- Bill Haley and the Comets
    99. Sneaky Pete- Sonny Fisher
    100. The Man in the Raincoat- Priscilla Wright

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    Lot of those i remember and like, many I've never heard and a few are a puzzlement (Ballad of Davy Crockett???). You probably expected that. Not sure how you've found the time to listen to all these and more. You still living in your parents basement?
    "Self-righteousness never straddles the political fence."


    "The bible says to love your neighbor. It's obvious that over the centuries it has been interpreted as the opposite."
    (sarcasm alert)


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    And here we are in the land of Elvis and Rock n Roll is finally King. Of course the popular charts are still dominated by pop acts such as Gogi Grant and Doris Day, but Elvis makes the biggest dent this year. He's on all the TV shows and his hips are the most shocking thing since Dracula lost his teeth (it wasn't a pretty sight).

    Needless to say, my chart, especially at the top, is chock full of rock n roll tunes including a great blues number by Howlin Wolf. Of course, Elvis does well on this chart as well (My favorite song from him comes in at number two). There is still some country (Honky Tonk Man) and blues of course. I dont think there's too much standard pop until the bottom of the chart and there will be even less next year.

    But for this year, read em and weep.

    1. Blue Suede Shoes- Carl Perkins
    2. Heartbreak Hotel- Elvis Presley
    3. Be Bop a Lula- Gene Vincent
    4. My Prayer- Platters
    5. Dimples- John Lee Hooker
    6. I Asked For Water She Gave Me Gasoline- Howlin Wolf
    7. Train Kept a Rolling- Johnny Burnette Trio
    8. Long Tall Sally- Little Richard
    9. I Want You I Need You I Love You- Elvis Presley
    10. Please Mr. Jailer- Wynonna Carr
    11. Smokestack Lightning- Howlin Wolf
    12. Who Do You Love- Bo Diddley
    13. Drown In My Own Tears- Ray Charles
    14. Hound Dog- Elvis Presley
    15. Drugstore Rock n Roll- Janis Martin
    16. Honky Tonk Man- Johnny Horton
    17. Pretty Thing- Bo Diddley
    18. Roll Over Beethoven- Chuck Berry
    19. Come Back Maybelline- Mercy Dee
    20. I Walk the Line- Johnny Cash
    21. I Put a Spell On You- Screamin Jay Hawkins
    22. Love Me- Elvis Presley
    23. You Can’t Catch Me- Chuck Berry
    24. Get Rhythm- Johnny Cash
    25. Diddy Wah Diddy- Bo Diddley
    26. Don’t Be Cruel- Elvis Presley
    27. Let the Good Times Roll- Shirley and Lee
    28. In the Still of the Night- Five Satins
    29. Please Please Please- James Brown
    30. Ooby Dooby- Roy Orbison
    31. Fever- Little Willie John
    32. Boppin the Blues- Carl Perkins
    33. Blueberry Hill- Fats Domino
    34. Beetle Bug Bop- Collins Kids
    35. Down in Mexico- Coasters
    36. Ain't That Lovin You Baby- Jimmy Reed
    37. Rip It Up- Little Richard
    38. The Fool- Sanford Clark
    39. The Way You Look Tonight- Jaguars
    40. A Rose and a Baby Ruth- George Hamilton IV
    41. The Green Door- Jim Lowe
    42. Ruby Baby- Drifters
    43. Honky Tonk- Bill Doggett
    44. My Boy Lollipop- Barbie Gaye
    45. Keep It To Yourself- Sonny Boy Williamson
    46. I Can’t Quit You Baby- Otis Rush
    47. I’m In Love Again- Fats Domino
    48. Forty Days and Forty Nights- Muddy Waters
    49. I Ain't Got You- Billy Boy Arnold
    50. Bluejean Bop- Gene Vincent
    51. Bring It To Jerome- Bo Diddley
    52. Lost John- Lonnie Donegan
    53. Hallelujah I Love Her So- Ray Charles
    54. Singing the Blues- Marty Robbins
    55. The Magic Touch- Platters
    56. Why Do Fools Fall in Love- Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
    57. I Gotta Know- Wanda Jackson
    58. Ninety-Nine Years- Guy Mitchell
    59. Blue Moon- Elvis Presley
    60. Who Slapped John- Gene Vincent
    61. Slippin and Slidin- Little Richard
    62. Stranded in the Jungle- Cadets
    63. Trouble Bound- Billy Lee Riley
    64. Bottle To the Baby- Charlie Feathers
    65. Ten Cats Down- Miller Sisters
    66. Lonesome Train- Johnny Burnette Trio
    67. Yes She’s Gone- Dusty Brown
    68. Harlem Nocturne- Earl Bostic
    69. I Want You To Be My Girl- Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
    70. Transfusion- Nervous Norvus
    71. Rock Island Line- Lonnie Donegan
    72. One Hand Loose- Charlie Feathers
    73. Corrina Corrina- Big Joe Turner
    74. Let’s Go Boppin Tonight- Al Ferrier
    75. Lonesome In Your Home- Lightning Hopkins
    76. Hot Dog That Made Him Mad- Wanda Jackson
    77. Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley
    78. Ain't Got No Home- Frogman Henry
    79. One Kiss Led To Another- Coasters
    80. I Feel Good- Shirley and Lee
    81. I’ll Be Home- Flamingos
    82. The Flying Saucer- Buchannan and Goodman
    83. Blue Days Black Nights- Buddy Holly
    84. See You Later Alligator- Bill Haley and the Comets
    85. Eddie My Love- Teen Queens
    86. Tonight You Belong To Me- Patience and Prudence
    87. Ready Teddy- Little Richard
    88. Just Walking in the Rain- Johnny Ray
    89. Que Sera Sera- Doris Day
    90. Sister Sookie- Turbans
    91. Confidential- Sonny Knight
    92. The Wayward Wind- Gogi Grant
    93. A Casual Look- Six Teens
    94. The Poor People of Paris- Les Baxter
    95. Gonna Get Along Without You Now- Patience and Prudence
    96. I Almost Lost My Mind- Ivory Joe Hunter
    97. Canadian Sunset- Hugo Winterhalter
    98. Soft Summer Breeze- Eddie Heywood
    99. Moonlight Gambler- Frankie Laine
    100. Standing On the Corner- Four Aces

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    Rock n Roll has certainly taken hold by now as Elvis was now joined by the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly among others. Of course you still have your pop artists like Pat Boone and Debbie Reynolds, of all people, who scored a major hit with Tammy. Neither of those two are on my list. In fact, with the exception of Johnny Mathis, my list is pretty much all rock n roll with maybe a little country and blues mixed in. Elvis Presley again gets the silver here but Chuck Berry is probably my favorite artist this year even though Dale Hawkins gets the number one slot. Also some kudos for a couple blues singles by Slim Harpo and Magic Sam respectively.

    And with that, here is my list.

    1. Suzi Q- Dale Hawkins
    2. Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley
    3. School Day- Chuck Berry
    4. Young Love- Sonny James
    5. A White Sports Coat- Marty Robbins
    6. Raunchy- Bill Justis
    7. Love Is Strange- Mickey and Sylvia
    8. Got Love If You Want It- Slim Harpo
    9. Fujiyama Mama- Wanda Jackson
    10. Searchin- Coasters
    11. I’m a King Bee- Slim Harpo
    12. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On- Jerry Lee Lewis
    13. Rock n Roll Music- Chuck Berry
    14. Too Much- Elvis Presley
    15. That’ll Be the Day- Crickets
    16. Louie Louie- Richard Berry
    17. All Your Love- Magic Sam
    18. Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee Lewis
    19. Jail Bait- Andre Williams
    20. (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care- Elvis Presley
    21. Got My Mojo Working- Muddy Waters
    22. Goin Back Home- Howlin Wolf
    23. You Can’t Catch Me- Chuck Berry
    24. Lucille- Little Richard
    25. Young Blood- Coasters
    26. Oh Baby Doll- Chuck Berry
    27. Bye Bye Love- Everly Brothers
    28. Treat Me Nice- Elvis Presley
    29. Blue Monday- Fats Domino
    30. Come Go With Me- Del Vikings
    31. Wake Up Little Susie- Everly Brothers
    32. Party Doll- Buddy Knox
    33. Happy Happy Birthday- Tuneweavers
    34. Peggy Sue- Buddy Holly
    35. Jim Dandy- Laverne Baker
    36. The Girl Can’t Help It- Little Richard
    37. I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent- Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
    38. Lotta Lovin- Gene Vincent
    39. The Sun is Shining- Jimmy Reed
    40. Walkin After Midnight- Patsy Cline
    41. Red Hot- Billy Lee Riley
    42. Twenty Flight Rock- Eddie Cochran
    43. Chances Are- Johnny Mathis
    44. Mr. Lee- Bobbettes
    45. All Shook Up- Elvis Presley
    46. CC Rider- Chuck Willis
    47. Mona- Bo Diddley
    48. I Smell Trouble- Bobby Blue Bland
    49. Teddy Bear- Elvis Presley
    50. Your True Love- Carl Perkins
    51. Silhouettes- Rays
    52. Home of the Blues- Johnny Cash
    53. At the Hop- Danny and the Juniors
    54. There Oughta Be a Law- Mickey and Sylvia
    55. Be Bop Baby- Ricky Nelson
    56. Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu- Huey Smith and the Clowns
    57. Summertime- Sam Cooke
    58. The Plea- Chantels
    59. I Wonder If I Care as Much- Everly Brothers
    60. Not Fade Away- Crickets
    61. Jenny Jenny- Little Richard
    62. It’s Not For Me To Say- Johnny Mathis
    63. Matchbox- Carl Perkins
    64. Words of Love- Buddy Holly
    65. Wonderful Wonderful- Johnny Mathis
    66. Freight Train- Chas McDevitt
    67. Blue Train- John Coltrane
    68. Way Out West- Sonny Rollins
    69. Farther Up the Road- Bobby Blue Bland
    70. Cool Love- Wanda Jackson
    71. Loving You- Elvis Presley
    72. Trouble Blues- John Lee Hooker
    73. My Special Angel- Bobby Helms
    74. Cops and Robbers- Bo Diddley
    75. Black Slacks- Joe Bennett and the Sparketones
    76. Lucky Lips- Ruth Brown
    77. I’m Walkin- Fats Domino
    78. Mean Woman Blues- Elvis Presley
    79. Baby Baby- Dale Hawkins
    80. Leave My Money Alone- Lonesome Sundown
    81. Oh Boy- Crickets
    82. Little Darlin- Gladiolas
    83. Somebody in My Home- Howlin Wolf
    84. When Sunny Gets Blue- Johnny Mathis
    85. Keep a Knockin- Little Richard
    86. Dark Moon- Bonnie Guitar
    87. To the Aisle- Five Satins
    88. Juicy Fruit- Rudy Greene
    89. Short Fat Fannie- Larry Williams
    90. Daddy Cool- Rays
    91. Everyday- Buddy Holly
    92. First Date First Kiss First Love- Sonny James
    93. Baby Loves Him- Wanda Jackson
    94. Could This Be Magic- Dubs
    95. Tonite Tonite- Mello Kings
    96. Next in Line- Johnny Cash
    97. Don’t Touch My Head- J B Lenoir
    98. You Send Me- Sam Cooke
    99. Devil Doll- Roy Orbison
    100. Long Lonely Nights- Lee Andrews and the Hearts

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