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  • MrTibbs
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    Lonnie Donegan achieves two major 'firsts'. Last week he had the highest chart debut to date at #6 and this week goes straight to #1 making him the first artist thus far to achieve this feat in just two weeks. In my opinion it is also the best record he ever made.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending April 13th 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending April 13th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    6 1 Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan 1 2 1 4475
    1 2 Young Love - Tab Hunter 2 1 2 4375
    4 3 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 2 5 5 4095
    2 4 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 5 3 3 4070
    3 5 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 4 4 4 4050
    5 6 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 6 6 6 3750
    8 7 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 8 8 7 3510
    7 8 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 7 7 9 3480
    10 9 The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard (A) 9 8 10 3265
    12 10 Cumberland Gap - The Vipers Skiffle Group (A) 10 14 12 2930
    9 11 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 10 10 14 2910
    15 12 She's Got It - Little Richard (B) 15 18 8 2745
    17 13 Heart - Max Bygraves 14 14 19 2250
    NEW 14 Baby Baby - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers (B) 18 12 16 2220
    27 15 I'm Not A Junenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers (A) 16 13 2055
    NEW 16 Ninety-Nine Ways - Tab Hunter 17 15 1870
    RE 17 Freight Train - The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Nancy Whiskey 21 11 1850
    18 18 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 12 11 1735
    11 19 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 19 18 1560
    13 20 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 13 1170
    RE 21 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 18 19 1045
    16 22 Only You - The Platters 30 17 905
    14 23 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 20 715
    20 24 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 26 16 700
    NEW 25 Cry Me A River - Julie London 22 585
    23 26 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Norman Wisdom 23 520
    21 27 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 12 475
    RE 28 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence 24 455
    NEW 29 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen - Slim Whitman 25 390
    22 30 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 16 375
    Maggie May - The Vipers Skiffle Group (B) 18 325
    25 Marianne - The Hilltoppers 27 260
    I'll Find You - David Whitfield 28 195
    You'll Never Never Know / It Isn't Right - The Platters 29 130
    The World Is Mine - Malcolm Vaughan 30 65
    19 The Great Pretender - The Platters
    24 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A)
    26 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan
    27 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Ronnie Carroll
    29 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield
    30 Whatever Lola Wants - Alma Cogan

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  • Robbie
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    Happy New Year MrTibbs. Keep posting those 1950s charts!

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    A Happy New Year to all you guys out there and please, please, let this be a much better one at long last.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending April 6th 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending April 6th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 2 2 2 4350
    3 3 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 4 3 3 4135
    5 4 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 3 4 5 4055
    4 5 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 5 6 4 3935
    NEW 6 Cumberland Gap - Lonnie Donegan 6 6 6 3750
    6 7 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 7 5 7 3650
    14 8 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 11 9 8 3230
    7 9 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 7 10 14 3105
    11 10 The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard (A) 10 12 11 3040
    8 11 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 12 8 12 2950
    10 12 Cumberland Gap - The Vipers Skiffle Group 15 12 9 2835
    9 13 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 9 18 15 2715
    16 14 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 13 18 16 2395
    15 15 She's Got It - Little Richard (B) 15 13 2120
    12 16 Only You - The Platters (B) 26 16 10 1960
    NEW 17 Heart - Max Bygraves 18 18 18 1950
    13 18 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 14 15 1505
    22 19 The Great Pretender - The Platters (A) 14 17 1265
    23 20 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 19 18 1105
    25 21 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 22 11 1085
    18 22 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 17 20 1010
    19 23 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Norman Wisdom 17 910
    RE 24 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A) 18 780
    NEW 25 Marianne - The Hilltoppers 20 715
    17 26 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 21 650
    26 27 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Ronnie Carroll 23 520
    NEW 27 I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers 23 520
    20 29 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield 25 390
    30 30 Whatever Lola Wants - Alma Cogan 26 325
    I'll Find You - David Whitfield 28 195
    29 Mangos - Rosemary Clooney 29 130
    Cry Me A River - Julie London 30 65
    21 My Prayer - The Platters
    24 Freight Train - The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Nancy Whiskey
    27 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets
    28 Blue Monday - Fats Domino

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  • setg1
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    Originally posted by ChartAfondicio View Post
    Four, if you count Radio & Records which published from 1973 to 2009. (And again, before 1964, RW was MV.) I cited the 1964-69 period to try to tabulate an average U.S. chart week-by-week because that was the period between Top Of The Pops' debut and the establishment of the "official" UK charts. It's hard to do pre-1967 because, on the World Radio History site, the relative scarcity of MV / RW issues. 1979 was especially strange in that there were so many R&R #1's that didn't come even close on BB, CB or RW. (Never mind that R&R was an airplay-only chart; it was the basis for some nationally syndicated radio shows over the years.)
    There was also a fifth one – Variety published a chart on and off for decades. There's some information available here. Not to mention some smaller publications with their own charts that ended pretty quickly.

    I've noticed some songs peaked at very different times, like ABBA's "Dancing Queen" – it was number one for a week in Record World, then the next week in Cash Box, then in Billboard. "Rich Girl" by Hall and Oates topped the other two charts in each of these weeks, so ABBA wouldn't be number one at all if the three charts were combined! A similar thing happened to Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert", and probably some other singles too.

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  • ChartAfondicio
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    Originally posted by kjell View Post
    There were strange happenings in the US charts over the years and all three main charts were affected. That went so far that even which chart was the most reliable seemed to change several times. Both CB and RW were especially strange when nearing their ends. BB had a period the unlikely ocurrence that the number one changed weekly and reputedly fell by the same number of positions the week after. I really miss a serious evaluation of the US charts. Making an average US chart would show that the number of weekly hits would be far above the hundred for long periods prior to the demise of CB and RW. There was a book some decades ago that listed US number ones of the 60ies that disclosed the differences at that position.
    Four, if you count Radio & Records which published from 1973 to 2009. (And again, before 1964, RW was MV.) I cited the 1964-69 period to try to tabulate an average U.S. chart week-by-week because that was the period between Top Of The Pops' debut and the establishment of the "official" UK charts. It's hard to do pre-1967 because, on the World Radio History site, the relative scarcity of MV / RW issues. 1979 was especially strange in that there were so many R&R #1's that didn't come even close on BB, CB or RW. (Never mind that R&R was an airplay-only chart; it was the basis for some nationally syndicated radio shows over the years.)

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  • kjell
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    There were strange happenings in the US charts over the years and all three main charts were affected. That went so far that even which chart was the most reliable seemed to change several times. Both CB and RW were especially strange when nearing their ends. BB had a period the unlikely ocurrence that the number one changed weekly and reputedly fell by the same number of positions the week after. I really miss a serious evaluation of the US charts. Making an average US chart would show that the number of weekly hits would be far above the hundred for long periods prior to the demise of CB and RW. There was a book some decades ago that listed US number ones of the 60ies that disclosed the differences at that position.

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  • ChartAfondicio
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    Originally posted by Splodj View Post
    Yes it is.

    But to me the main difficulty here is understanding why NME has so many ties in its upper echelons. It seems to me that either their sample is lower than supposed, or they are positively discriminating in favour of ties.
    It has occurred to me looking at these "averaged" charts, what such charts on the U.S. side would have looked like as drawn from Billboard, Cash Box, and Music Vendor / Record World - especially in the pre-1969 period. How would a "U.S. Averaged Chart, Imagined" thread come across?

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  • Splodj
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    Yes it is.

    But to me the main difficulty here is understanding why NME has so many ties in its upper echelons. It seems to me that either their sample is lower than supposed, or they are positively discriminating in favour of ties.

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  • MrTibbs
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    I believe this chart is a perfect example of where the UAC averaging system is better than the straight points system used by the BBC.

    Take Little Richard and Guy Mitchell at #3 and #4. Both equal #3 on NME, and #4 and #3, and #3 and #4 on the other two charts.
    On the BBC they would have been placed at joint #3 as both equal 10 points, but because of the store factoring in and adding further weighting, both are now split, Richard at #3 and Guy at #4 due to NME and RM having the higher store count. Much fairer I think.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 30th 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 30th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 2 2 2 4350
    4 3 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 3 4 3 4175
    3 4 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 3 3 4 4140
    6 5 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 5 6 5 3875
    5 6 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 6 5 6 3775
    9 7 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 7 8 7 3575
    7 8 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 8 7 8 3475
    8 9 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 9 11 11 3130
    27 10 Cumberland Gap - The Vipers Skiffle Group 13 12 9 2965
    16 11 The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard (A) 11 15 14 2720
    20 12 Only You - The Platters (B) 18 10 10 2630
    12 13 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 15 8 16 2515
    18 14 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 17 14 12 2475
    17 15 She's Got It - Little Richard (B) 19 13 13 2310
    11 16 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 12 15 20 2295
    10 17 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 10 17 1715
    13 18 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 30 18 15 1350
    19 19 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Norman Wisdom 13 1170
    14 20 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield 16 975
    29 21 My Prayer - The Platters 22 20 860
    22 22 The Great Pretender - The Platters (A) 17 840
    30 23 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 23 20 795
    NEW 24 Freight Train - The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group and Nancy Whiskey 18 780
    21 25 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 19 720
    NEW 26 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Ronnie Carroll 20 715
    23 27 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 21 650
    NEW 28 Blue Monday - Fats Domino 23 520
    NEW 29 Mangos - Rosemary Clooney 25 390
    NEW 30 Whatever Lola Wants - Alma Cogan 26 325
    Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A) 18 325
    I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent - Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers 27 260
    Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 28 195
    24 The Man Who Plays The Mandolino - Dean Martin 29 130
    15 Young Love - Sonny James
    25 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
    26 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence
    28 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan

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  • MrTibbs
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    There is a great deal of consistency again at the top end of the chart between the three charts this week. All agree on the top 5, and broadly agree with positions 6 to 9.
    As The Vipers leave the chart with 'Don't You Rock...' they are first out of the box to chart immediately with 'Cumberland Gap'. Again, a certain someone (I wonder who) will steal their thunder once again.
    My problem with Tommy Steele's blatant copy of 'Singing The Blues' was that, note for note, beat for beat, whistle for whistle it was just a weaker direct copy of the Guy Mitchell version. He didn't do anything to make it his own individual interpretation.

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  • brian05
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    Originally posted by Robbie View Post
    'Singing the Blues' makes a reappearance in 1980, in a version by Dave Edmunds.
    And also in 2009 by Cliff Richard - his last ever Top 40 hit.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 23rd 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 23rd 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 2 2 2 4350
    3 3 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 3 3 3 4200
    5 4 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 4 4 4 4050
    4 5 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 5 5 5 3900
    7 6 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 6 7 6 3725
    11 7 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 9 6 7 3495
    6 8 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 8 8 8 3450
    9 9 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 7 9 9 3430
    8 10 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 11 13 10 3010
    10 11 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 10 11 12 3005
    17 12 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 15 10 13 2645
    14 13 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 18 15 11 2445
    13 14 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield 14 19 16 2305
    12 15 Young Love - Sonny James 17 14 17 2175
    22 16 The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard (A) 12 18 2015
    NEW 17 She's Got It - Little Richard (B) 20 20 14 2010
    18 18 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 18 16 18 2000
    19 19 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Norman Wisdom 13 20 1830
    RE 20 Only You - The Platters 17 14 1370
    16 21 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 22 11 1085
    RE 22 The Great Pretender - The Platters 17 20 1010
    15 23 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 16 975
    NEW 24 The Man Who Plays The Mandolino - Dean Martin 21 650
    21 25 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 23 520
    24 26 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence 24 455
    NEW 27 Cumberland Gap - The Vipers Skiffle Group 25 390
    20 28 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 26 325
    RE 29 My Prayer - The Platters 20 275
    25 30 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 27 260
    26 Let's Rock'n'Roll - Winifred Atwell 28 195
    29 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - The Vipers Skiffle Group 29 130
    The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry Me Love) - Vera Lynn 30 65
    23 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets
    27 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
    28 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell
    30 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A)

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  • MrTibbs
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    This is very much going to be Little Richard's year as his hits just keep coming and coming. His 'Long Tall Sally' at least being recognised at last and being a massive hit for him thankfully eclipsing Pat Boone's absolutely awful cover a bit earlier.
    On the topic of Pat Boone for me personally he sang dreadful monotonous sugary sweet songs all in the same vein although he did redeem himself in my eyes with 1962's excellent Speedy Gonzales which I loved.
    Guy Mitchell along with a few of his Columbia record stable mates surprisingly managed to have some hits into the 'rock'n'roll era, Johnny Ray will also do well this year, Frankie Laine will return to the top10 in 1959 and Doris Day in 1964. Tony Bennett will become a legend for decades to come.
    As for Patience and Prudence, the least said the better, you know my thoughts on their previous chart outing and this was no better. If you want to hear how it should be done listen To Trini Lopez's version. Perfection Personified.

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  • Robbie
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    A very static top 3 as once again Tab Hunter, Pat Boone and Guy Mitchell block out everyone. Guy's 'Singing The Blues' is continuing to perform very well and had certainly been the more successful in his battle with Tommy Steele's version. Steele's version didn't top the UAC and very quickly fell down this chart. Guy's is certainly the better version.

    The excellent 'The Girl Can't Help It' by Little Richard is in at number 22. The song will make the UK charts again in 1977 in a cover by Darts as part of a medly along with 'Daddy Cool'. Another song that would return in the late 1970s is 'Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now'. I never cared much for Viola Wills' version but its far better than this by Patience and Prudence. 'Singing the Blues' makes a reappearance in 1980, in a version by Dave Edmunds.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 16th 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 16th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 2 2 2 4350
    3 3 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 3 3 3 4200
    6 4 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 5 4 4 3985
    8 5 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 4 7 5 3915
    5 6 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 6 5 7 3715
    10 7 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 7 8 6 3635
    4 8 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 8 6 9 3440
    7 9 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 10 10 8 3270
    9 10 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 11 8 10 3135
    13 11 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 9 12 11 3105
    11 12 Young Love - Sonny James 14 11 13 2685
    12 13 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield 13 15 14 2590
    17 14 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 15 17 12 2530
    15 15 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 12 18 16 2460
    18 16 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 16 14 18 2180
    19 17 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 21 13 15 2060
    25 18 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 27 19 17 1400
    NEW 19 The Wisdom Of A Fool - Norman Wisdom 20 20 1375
    20 20 St.Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 18 20 1120
    14 21 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 17 910
    NEW 22 The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard (A) 19 780
    23 23 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets 19 720
    NEW 24 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence 22 585
    16 25 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 23 520
    RE 26 Let's Rock'n'Roll - Winifred Atwell 24 455
    26 27 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley 25 390
    22 28 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 16 375
    21 29 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - The Vipers Skiffle Group 26 325
    RE 30 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A) 20 275
    30 Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 28 195
    The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love) - Vera Lynn 29 130
    27 She's Got It - Little Richard (B) 30 65
    24 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher
    28 I Dreamed - Jill Day
    29 Rip It Up - Elvis Presley

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 9th 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 9th 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    2 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 2 2 2 4350
    4 3 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 3 3 3 4200
    3 4 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 5 5 5 3900
    5 5 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 4 6 6 3880
    6 6 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - Lonnie Donegan 7 4 4 3855
    7 7 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 6 9 8 3555
    10 8 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard 9 7 7 3470
    8 9 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 8 8 10 3330
    14 10 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 10 11 9 3185
    9 11 Young Love - Sonny James 11 10 11 3025
    11 12 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield (B) 13 16 12 2685
    23 13 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 12 15 15 2595
    12 14 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 14 13 16 2455
    13 15 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 15 20 13 2395
    18 16 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 18 14 17 2110
    19 17 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 19 14 1800
    16 18 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 22 12 19 1780
    17 19 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 20 19 19 1735
    15 20 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 17 16 1285
    24 21 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - The Vipers Skiffle Group 16 975
    22 22 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 21 18 975
    21 23 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets 30 18 845
    26 24 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher 23 520
    25 25 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 24 455
    30 26 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley 25 390
    NEW 27 She's Got It - Little Richard 26 325
    NEW 28 I Dreamed - Jill Day 20 275
    NEW 29 Rip It Up - Elvis Presley 27 260
    20 30 Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 28 195
    Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence 29 130
    27 If I Lost You - David Whitfield (A)
    28 The Garden Of Eden - Gary Miller
    29 Let's Rock'n'Roll - Winifred Atwell

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by kjell View Post
    You’re covering every chart 54 thru’ 71 that lasted more than a few years Brian. Whichever chart folks used to follow you’ve got it in addition to making the most reliable chart of charts. No reason to be surprised, think of all those that don’t even know of uk.mix, and how many followers you would have if all chart fans were aware of your work. Merry Xmas.
    Thanks kjell, I too would like to think the UAC forms a bridge that links all important charts together to offer a more balanced averaged chart that supersedes any individual chart.

    If the likes are anything to go by there are at least 22 guys who regularly follow the charts that are being posted here and probably lots more who share a casual interest. That motivates me to ensure the UAC is accurately compiled, transparent, and regularly posted to satisfy that hunger that you and the other chart enthusiasts share with myself.

    There are so many, many, more younger chart enthusiasts on UK Mix who prefer to post and debate the charts and artists of today with the same interest, fascination, and enthusiasm as we do with the charts and artists of yesteryear. This diversity of musical interest and hunger for facts and statistics is what makes the UK Mix site special. It embraces the broad appreciation of the chart spectrum over the years offering a plethora of knowledge, opinion, and facts.

    Contributing to this 'college of musical knowledge' is a privilege I enjoy and although I give, I also take ,by gaining every day new facts and insights from the wealth of knowledge, experience, and facts offered by you regularly my collective UK Mix family.

    Keep reading, Keep commenting, Keep posting, but above all Keep Safe in these difficult times.

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  • kjell
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    You’re covering every chart 54 thru’ 71 that lasted more than a few years Brian. Whichever chart folks used to follow you’ve got it in addition to making the most reliable chart of charts. No reason to be surprised, think of all those that don’t even know of uk.mix, and how many followers you would have if all chart fans were aware of your work. Merry Xmas.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by brian05 View Post
    14 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte
    19 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers
    23 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey

    So 3 bananas so far, will there be anymore?
    No that was all they had in store Brian

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  • Graham76man
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    It's too loud man!

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  • brian05
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    14 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte
    19 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers
    23 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey

    So 3 bananas so far, will there be anymore?

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  • MrTibbs
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    Guys !

    I've just noticed that views to this thread have just gone over 100,000.

    I can't believe that posting old charts and an updated 'averaged chart' based on these would attract such interest.

    I don't quite know what the attraction is but something must be present to warrant such interest.

    A huge thanks to all of you who have 'liked' the thread (22 to date please feel free to 'like' if you haven't already done so) and faithfully followed it

    Brian

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending March 2nd 1957

    Here are all '' the uppers, the downers, the just hanging 'arounders '

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending March 2nd 1957 NME MM RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 65 25 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Young Love - Tab Hunter 1 1 1 4500
    4 2 Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone 3 3 2 4260
    2 3 The Garden Of Eden - Frankie Vaughan 2 2 4 4230
    7 4 Knee Deep In The Blues - Guy Mitchell 5 6 3 3995
    3 5 Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell 4 4 5 3990
    5 6 Don't You Rock Me Daddy -O - Lonnie Donegan 6 5 6 3775
    6 7 True Love - Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 7 7 7 3600
    8 8 Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 8 11 9 3315
    10 9 Young Love - Sonny James 11 8 10 3135
    19 10 Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (B) 13 10 8 3075
    16 11 The Adoration Waltz - David Whitfield (B) 9 15 11 3030
    11 12 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 10 15 12 2905
    9 13 Don't Knock The Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 12 18 15 2520
    NEW 14 The Banana Boat Song - Harry Belafonte 16 19 13 2355
    12 15 St. Therese Of The Roses - Malcolm Vaughan 15 14 18 2245
    14 16 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Jerry Lewis 14 12 20 2240
    15 17 You Don't Owe Me A Thing - Johnnie Ray (B) 22 8 14 2180
    18 18 Knee Deep In The Blues - Tommy Steele 18 20 16 2020
    NEW 19 The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers 20 16 1615
    22 20 Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine 17 17 1260
    30 21 Rip It Up - Bill Haley and His Comets 24 18 1235
    13 22 Singing The Blues - Tommy Steele 21 13 1100
    25 23 The Banana Boat Song - Shirley Bassey 23 20 795
    17 24 Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O - The Vipers Skiffle Group 19 780
    28 25 Look Homeward Angel - Johnnie Ray (A) 25 390
    23 26 Cindy Oh Cindy - Eddie Fisher 26 325
    NEW 27 If I Lost You - David Whitfield (A) 20 275
    RE 28 The Garden Of Eden - Gary Miller 27 260
    29 29 Let's Rock'n'Roll - Winifred Atwell 28 195
    27 30 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley 29 130
    Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now - Patience and Prudence 30 65
    20 Rock The Joint - Bill Haley and His Comets
    21 You Me And Us - Alma Cogan
    24 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
    26 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (A)

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