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  • MrTibbs
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    ...... and in it comes at #15 on it's way to #1 .. one of my favourite records from the fifties and all time the wonderful tongue in cheek extremely catchy Hoots Mon from Lord Rockingham's X1.
    Altogether now 'There's a moose loose aboot this hoose'. For those who need a translation of this broad Scottish dialect it should be interpreted as 'There is a mouse that has not been caught running freely all around my house'.

    I interpret 'moose' as mouse as this is what a mouse is called in Scotland although it may also be a 'Moose' of the antlered kind as portrayed in the Maynard's Wine Gums TV advert where a clip of this record was used. You really need to watch that advert.

    Nevertheless this is a wonderful record. Not heard it ? Give it a spin on You Tube and get educated.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending October 25th 1958

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

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 25th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    4 2 Move It - Cliff Richard 2 2 3 2 3 5425
    2 3 King Creole - Elvis Presley 3 4 2 3 2 5340
    6 4 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 4 5 4 5 4 5025
    11 5 Come Prima / Volare - Marino Marini 5 2 8 6 6 4960
    5 6 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 6 7 6 4 7 4705
    8 7 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 7 7 7 7 5 4680
    12 8 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 8 6 9 8 9 4415
    3 9 Volare - Dean Martin 9 9 5 11 8 4260
    9 10 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 10 11 12 9 11 3855
    7 11 When - The Kalin Twins 11 15 10 10 12 3545
    18 12 More Than Ever - Malcolm Vaughan 13 10 14 19 10 3530
    10 13 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 12 12 11 12 14 3515
    14 14 Western Movies - The Olympics 14 14 13 14 13 3315
    NEW 15 Hoots Mon - Lord Rockingham's XI 15 13 15 15 15 3170
    13 16 Volare - Domenico Modugno 16 17 17 20 16 2600
    16 17 Patricia - Perez Prado 17 19 18 16 19 2425
    17 18 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Jodie Sands 19 18 20 17 1960
    15 19 Return To Me - Dean Martin 18 24 16 17 1390
    19 20 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 20 20 1375
    22 21 My True Love - Jack Scott 20 25 13 1110
    21 22 Moon Talk - Perry Como 22 18 1105
    27 23 Tea For Two Cha-Cha - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 27 18 1040
    20 24 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 21 19 950
    RE 25 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 23 520
    25 26 Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke 25 390
    NEW 27 Volare - Charlie Drake 28 195
    24 28 Fever - Peggy Lee 29 130
    NEW 29 More Than Ever - Robert Earl 30 65
    Volare - Marino Marini 16
    23 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake
    26 Am I Wasting My Time On You - Frankie Vaughan
    28 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves
    29 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent

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  • MrTibbs
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    Ah ! I must listen to Elvis's version of that

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  • Metalweb
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    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post

    hmmmm, what was it metal ?
    The Twelfth Of Never!

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  • MrTibbs
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    The Poni-Tails Born Too Late is a charming little song.

    The Everlies are struggling, after dropping they only manage to hold on to #6 with Bird Dog. Maybe they aren't gonna make it to the top on the UAC either

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending October 18th 1958

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

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 18th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    4 2 King Creole - Evis Presley 2 2 2 4 2 5430
    2 3 Volare - Dean Martin 3 3 3 3 3 5320
    5 4 Move It - Cliff Richard 4 4 4 2 4 5210
    7 5 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 5= 5 6 5 6 4855
    6 6 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 5= 6 5 6 5 4835
    3 7 When - The Kalin Twins 7 8 7 7 7 4495
    10 8 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 8 7 8 8 8 4435
    9 9 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 9 9 11 9 10 4070
    8 10 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 10 11 10 10 9 3985
    12 11 Come Prima / Volare - Marino Marini 11 10 9 11 11 3915
    13 12 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 12 12 12 12 12 3610
    17 13 Volare - Domenico Modugno 13 13 13 17 14 3200
    15 14 Western Movies - The Olympics 15= 18 17 18 13 2795
    11 15 Return To Me - Dean Martin 14 16 16 13 20 2730
    21 16 Patricia - Perez Prado 18 22 18 16 16 2410
    NEW 17 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Jodie Sands 15= 14 14 17 2370
    NEW 18 More Than Ever - Malcolm Vaughan 17 15 20 14 2335
    18 19 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 19 20 19 1940
    19 20 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 20 18 1495
    23 21 Moon Talk - Perry Como 19= 23 19 15 1460
    25 22 My True Love - Jack Scott 19= 20 14 1395
    16 23 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake 29 19 610
    14 24 Fever - Peggy Lee 28 15 595
    NEW 25 Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke 24 455
    24 26 Am I Wasting My Time On You - Frankie Vaughan 25 390
    NEW 27 Tea For Two Cha-Cha - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 26 325
    28 28 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 27 260
    27 29 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent 30 65
    Volare - Marino Marini 17
    20 Little Star - The Elegants
    22 Endless Sleep - Marty Wilde
    26 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson
    29 All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette - The Everly Brothers
    30 Ginger Bread - Frankie Avalon

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by Metalweb View Post

    Often turning up in pub quizzes: what song was a hit single for both Elvis and Cliff?
    hmmmm, what was it metal ?

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    Interesting that the BBC split Volare and Come Prima as NME did even though MM and RM didn't (note that MM listed only Volare the week before) and Disc appears to only list Come Prima.
    This was the most difficult single to date to work with on the UAC due to what you just describe David. It was split, changed, split somewhere else. This had to be down to the store returns I think joining or separating sides.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Interesting that the BBC split Volare and Come Prima as NME did even though MM and RM didn't (note that MM listed only Volare the week before) and Disc appears to only list Come Prima.

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  • Metalweb
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    Originally posted by Robbie View Post
    Elvis and Cliff in the top 5 at the same time for the first time.
    Often turning up in pub quizzes: what song was a hit single for both Elvis and Cliff?

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  • kjell
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    We discuss hits more than artists. I use both this thread and kingofskiffle’s 70 years of hits to find interesting artists, and continue looking for other hits by these artists. Many artists perfects their styling and if you like it you can go both backwards and forwards to track other of their hits. It’s of course easier to find hits in a yearly setting than in a weekly, but this thread of Brian’s till 71 is quite usable for the years that kingofskiffle hasn’t completed yet, his 1964 of nearly a thousand pages came this week.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by Splodj View Post
    King Creole was not released as a single in the USA. Elvis was in the army and on 1-Oct arrived in West Germany. RCA had one more single in the can (One Night) which, for me, was his last with that special exciting atmosphere.
    Much as I liked One Night I always preferred I Got Stung. Strangely although One Night was the designated A side NME led with I Got Stung not One Night and it was and is often referred to as a double A side.

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  • Splodj
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    King Creole was not released as a single in the USA. Elvis was in the army and on 1-Oct arrived in West Germany. RCA had one more single in the can (One Night) which, for me, was his last with that special exciting atmosphere.

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  • Robbie
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    Elvis and Cliff in the top 5 at the same time for the first time.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending October 11th 1958

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

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 11th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    2 2 Volare - Dean Martin 2 2 2 3 2 5470
    3 3 When - The Kalin Twins 3 3 4 2 3 5335
    8 4 King Creole - Elvis Presley 4 4 3 4 4 5155
    12 5 Move It - Cliff Richard 5 5 6 5 5 4915
    4 6 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 6 6 5 7 6 4735
    10 7 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 7 7 7 6 7 4600
    5 8 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 8 9 8 8 8 4305
    6 9 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 9 8 11 9 9 4195
    14 10 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 10= 10 10 11 10 3950
    7 11 Return To Me - Dean Martin 10= 10 9 10 12 3895
    25 12 Volare / Come Prima - Marino Marini 12 13 12 18 11 3365
    27 13 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 13 13 13 19 13 3180
    11 14 Fever - Peggy Lee 14 16 14 16 15 2960
    28 15 Western Movies - The Olympics 15 17 16 14 16 2865
    9 16 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake 16= 18 20 12 18 2660
    18 17 Volare - Domenico Modugno 16= 12 14 2255
    21 18 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 19 22 13 17 2145
    15 19 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 18 20 15 15 1755
    22 20 Little Star - The Elegants 19 20 19 1460
    16 21 Patricia - Perez Prado 20 20 1375
    13 22 Endless Sleep - Marty Wilde 23 17 1080
    20 23 Moon Talk - Perry Como 19 780
    NEW 24 Am I Wasting My Time On You - Frankie Vaughan 27 18 585
    NEW 25 My True Love - Jack Scott 28 17 545
    24 26 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 24 455
    19 27 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent 25 390
    23 28 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 26 325
    17 29 All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette - The Everly Brothers 29 130
    NEW 30 Ginger Bread - Frankie Avalon 30 65
    Come Prima - Marino Marini 15
    26 Yakkety Yak - The Coasters
    29 Little Bernadette - Harry Belafonte
    30 Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
    Volare - Marino Marini 20

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending October 4th 1958

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

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 4th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    3 2 Volare - Dean Martin 2 2 2 3 2 5470
    2 3 When - The Kalin Twins 3 3 3 2 3 5360
    5 4 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 4 5 4 4 4 5065
    6 5 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 5 4 6 5 6 4920
    7 6 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 6 6 9 6 5 4735
    4 7 Return To Me - Dean Martin 7 7 5 7 8 4550
    NEW 8 King Creole - Elvis Presley 9= 9 10 14 7 4075
    9 9 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake 9= 8 13 8 11 4065
    12 10 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 8 11 7 10 9 4060
    8 11 Fever - Peggy Lee 9= 10 8 9 13 3900
    20 12 Move It - Cliff Richard 12 12 12 12 10 3730
    10 13 Endless Sleep - Marty Wilde 13 16 11 11 12 3415
    24 14 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 14 14 14 16 15 3090
    15 15 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 15 16 16 13 16 2970
    13 16 Patricia - Perez Prado 16 13 17 19 2450
    11 17 All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette - The Everly Brothers 17= 15 18 18 2340
    14 18 Volare - Domenico Modugno 17= 22 15 19 17 2305
    19 19 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent 19 18 20 14 2140
    22 20 Moon Talk - Perry Como 20 19 20 1455
    18 21 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 20 24 17 15 1445
    27 22 Little Star - The Elegants 29 20 790
    17 23 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 19 780
    23 24 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 20 715
    RE 25 Volare - Marino Marini 26 18 650
    16 26 Yakkety Yak - The Coasters 23 520
    NEW 27 It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 25 390
    NEW 28 Western Movies - The Olympics 27 260
    30 29 Little Bernadette - Harry Belafonte 28 195
    21 30 Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley 30 65
    25 Early In The Morning - Buddy Holly
    26 Rave On - Buddy Holly
    28 Midnight - Paul Anka
    29 Everybody Loves A Lover - Doris Day

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by Splodj View Post
    'Bird Dog' poised for number one. Or is it?

    Looking at the records not in the 'official' pantheon of number ones that topped ALL other charts pre-BMRB, and sorting by longevity, 'Bird Dog' is the 2nd worst injustice.

    1. 19th Nervous Breakdown - 3/3/3
    2. Bird Dog - 3/3/2
    3. Please Please Me - 2/2/2
    4. Ma He's Making Eyes At Me - 2/2
    5. Stranger On The Shore - 2/1/1/1
    6. Do You Want To Know A Secret - 2/1/1
    7. Eloise - 2/1
    8. A Picture Of You - 1/1/1

    (Figures on the right are weeks spent at no. 1 in each non-'official' chart)
    Ah Splodj you will have to wait and see if the UAC comes good for Bird Dog

    Eloise lost out solely on the basis it topped NME and MM on different weeks or it would have gone top on the UAC. It did on points if you remember but lost out on the three point rule to Hugo Montenegro.

    Do You Want To Know A Secret lost out by a fraction on the UAC as although it topped 2 of the 4 charts in the same week so did From Me To You which held #1 on the basis of bigger store numbers.

    All of the others went to #1 on the UAC so all in all justice was done.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by Robbie View Post
    Bernard Bresslaw and Charlie Drake both inside the top 10 and Max Bygraves in the top 20 - was there something in the water in 1958? Three awful records by British comedians (though Bresslaw and Bygraves had yet to establish themselves as comedians). Bernard Bresslaw's career is the one that surprises me. I only know him as playing hapless characters in the Carry On films but he had a varied career which included writing poetry and playing an Ice Warrior in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors (which also featured Peter "Cleggy" Sallis). His hit here isn't his finest hour.
    Totally agree Robbie. you have seen me rant here a few times about some of the appalling records that became hits at this time and the three here you mention certainly join those ranks.

    I still stand by that by some margin Jackie Dennis's La Dee Dah is the worst. The accent to a fellow Scot is so exaggerated and cringeworthy it's embarrassing to listen to.

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  • Splodj
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    'Bird Dog' poised for number one. Or is it?

    Looking at the records not in the 'official' pantheon of number ones that topped ALL other charts pre-BMRB, and sorting by longevity, 'Bird Dog' is the 2nd worst injustice.

    1. 19th Nervous Breakdown - 3/3/3
    2. Bird Dog - 3/3/2
    3. Please Please Me - 2/2/2
    4. Ma He's Making Eyes At Me - 2/2
    5. Stranger On The Shore - 2/1/1/1
    6. Do You Want To Know A Secret - 2/1/1
    7. Eloise - 2/1
    8. A Picture Of You - 1/1/1

    (Figures on the right are weeks spent at no. 1 in each non-'official' chart)
    Last edited by Splodj; Tue April 26, 2022, 08:51.

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  • Robbie
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    Bernard Bresslaw and Charlie Drake both inside the top 10 and Max Bygraves in the top 20 - was there something in the water in 1958? Three awful records by British comedians (though Bresslaw and Bygraves had yet to establish themselves as comedians). Bernard Bresslaw's career is the one that surprises me. I only know him as playing hapless characters in the Carry On films but he had a varied career which included writing poetry and playing an Ice Warrior in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors (which also featured Peter "Cleggy" Sallis). His hit here isn't his finest hour.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 27th 1958

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


    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 27th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    2 1 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    1 2 When The Kalin Twins 2 3 2 2 2 5445
    3 3 Volare - Dean Martin 3 2 3 3 3 5385
    4 4 Return To Me - Dean Martin 4 4 4 7 5 4950
    13 5 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 5 8 7 4 4 4795
    6 6 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 6 6 6 5 7 4730
    10 7 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 8 7 11 6 6 4560
    8 8 Fever - Peggy Lee 7 5 5 9 10 4480
    7 9 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake 9 9 8 8 8 4305
    9 10 Endless Sleep - Marty Wilde 11= 10 12 10 9 4000
    5 11 All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette - The Everly Brothers 10 12 10 13 11 3680
    17 12 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 11= 13 9 11 12 3660
    11 13 Patricia - Perez Prado 13 11 17 12 15 3370
    12 14 Volare - Domenico Mogugno 14= 14 14 15 16 3070
    18 15 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 14= 18 13 14 14 2995
    15 16 Yakkety Yak - The Coasters 16 15 15 17 2280
    14 17 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 17 16 16 20 2235
    20 18 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 18 21 13 1730
    16 19 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent 18 18 1625
    29 20 Move It - Cliff Richard 20 19 1435
    21 21 Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley 23 19 18 1340
    19 22 Moon Talk - Perry Como 20 24 16 20 1270
    24 23 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 19 17 18 1235
    NEW 24 A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis 22 20 860
    22 25 Early In The Morning - Buddy Holly 17 560
    23 26 Rave On - Buddy Holly 19 480
    NEW 27 Little Star - The Elegants 25 390
    NEW 28 Midnight - Paul Anka 26 325
    RE 29 Everybody Loves A Lover - Doris Day 27 260
    26 30 Little Bernadette - Harry Belafonte 28 195
    NEW 30 Lonesome Traveller - Lonnie Donegan (B) 28 195
    Wonderful Things - Frankie Vaughan 30 65
    25 Big Man - The Four Preps
    27 Volare / Marino Marini
    28 Times Are Getting Hard Boys - Lonnie Donegan (A)
    30 Wonderful Things - Frankie Vaughan

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  • Robbie
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    Welcome back to the UK Brian!

    'Move It' is an excellent record. The intro alone is mighty fine.

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  • MrTibbs
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    As Brian mentioned here comes Cliff charting for the first time. Little did he know at that time that his career was about to impact greatly on popular music for decades to come.

    Lonnie Donegan had a remarkable gift of foresight as well as hit making capacity. He forewarns us in 1958 at #28 of the cost of living crisis looming in 2022

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    ​​​​Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending September 20th 1958

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

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 20th 1958 NME MM DISC RM Total
    Last This The Sound Survey 65 25 40 60 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 When - The Kalin Twins 1 1 1 1 1 5700
    2 2 Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon - Connie Francis 2 2 2 2 2 5510
    4 3 Volare - Dean Martin 3 3 3 4 3 5280
    3 4 Return To Me - Dean Martin 4 4 4 3 4 5170
    5 5 All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette - The Everly Brothers 5 5 5 6 6 4840
    8 6 Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson 7 6 7 9 5 4665
    6 7 Splish Splash - Charlie Drake 6 8 6 5 7 4600
    9 8 Fever - Peggy Lee 8 7 10 7 9 4365
    7 9 Endless Sleep - Marty Wilde 9 10 8 8 11 4060
    15 10 Mad Passionate Love - Bernard Bresslaw 10 11 16 13 8 3775
    13 11 Patricia - Perez Prado 11= 9 17 11 12 3720
    12 12 Volare - Domenico Modugno 13 11 13 14 13 3510
    16 13 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers 11= 16 11 12 10 3495
    10 14 Tulips From Amsterdam / You Need Hands - Max Bygraves 14 13 12 17 16 3105
    14 15 Yakkety Yak - The Coasters 15 15 9 14 2610
    22 16 Girl Of My Dreams - Tony Brent 16 16 14 15 2360
    NEW 17 Born Too Late - The Poni-Tails 18 19 15 20 20 2280
    19 18 If Dreams Came True - Pat Boone 19 18 18 18 2145
    24 19 Moon Talk - Perry Como 20 25 16 19 1710
    18 20 Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 20 17 1555
    11 21 Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley 21 19 19 1430
    21 22 Early In The Morning - Buddy Holly 17 26 10 1165
    17 23 Rave On - Buddy Holly 23 15 1160
    26 24 Trudie - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 14 1105
    28 25 Big Man - The Four Preps 22 585
    25 26 Little Bernadette - Harry Belafonte 24 455
    NEW 27 Volare - Marino Marini 18 325
    NEW 28 The Times Are Getting Hard Boys - Lonnie Donegan 20 275
    NEW 29 Move It - Cliff Richard 27 260
    29 30 Wonderful Things - Frankie Vaughan 28 195
    23 Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis 29 130
    20 Splish Splash - Bobby Darin 30 65
    27 Think It Over - The Crickets
    29 Sugar Moon - Pat Boone

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  • MrTibbs
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    I think it was much more difficult in the fifties to tell the earliest example of this because records were more thought of as having two songs of equal value rather than having a defined A side and a B side. This shows up in just how often both sides of a single would chart.

    Two good examples I can think of in the sixties though where planned A sides were then flipped happened in 1964. The Four Pennies #1 Juliet was originally the planned B side to Tell Me Girl, to my mind a good decision. Later in the year Sandie Shaw's Always Something...
    follow up was intended to be I'd Be Far Better Off Without You but was then flipped in favour of Girl Don't Come.

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