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  • SharonMawer
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    So Johnnie Ray hits the UK charts with a no.1 US song by Benny Goodman 12 years earlier. Also top 10 in the UK in 1943 by Ambrose & His Orchestra (vocal Anne Shelton)

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated Re-Worked Extended.

    This chart is compiled from all the dealers charts printed for this week in the Record Mirror at the time and therefore may slightly differ from Record Mirror's own chart compilation methodology for their own Top Ten which remains unknown to us.
    This is therefore a factual and an accurate representation of the information contained within all of the dealers charts available to us in the paper.

    Chart For Week Ending Saturday 18th June 1955

    POS POS RECORD MIRROR CHART Re-Calculated RM Total Total Total Inv Inv
    LAST THIS TOP 69 (Based On 34 Dealers Returns) Own Gallup Dealer Dealer Points Points
    WEEK WEEK (Chart For Week Ending Saturday 18th June 1955) Chart Points Charts No 1's Rank Scored
    1 1 Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler 1 218.43 26 16 1 238
    6 2 Unchained Melody - Jimmy Young 4 151.70 18 12 3 160
    2 3 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Eddie Calvert 2 127.73 23 1 2 165
    3 4 Earth Angel - The Crew Cuts 3 110.07 22 4 146
    8 5 Dreamboat - Alma Cogan 5 108.62 26 6 125
    4 6 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado 6 99.78 18 5 130
    5 7 Stranger In Paradise - Tony Bennett 7 90.13 17 7 117
    37 8 I Wonder - Dickie Valentine 54.12 14 8 62
    7 9 If You Believe / Alexander's Ragtime Band - Johnnie Ray 51.93 12 1 10 54
    9 10 Stranger In Paradise - Tony Martin 8 47.90 9 9 60
    13 11 Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford 10 46.17 13 12 46
    11 12 Unchained Melody - Les Baxter 43.52 7 2 11 52
    18 13 Where Will The Dimple Be - Rosemary Clooney 35.54 9 14 37
    10 14 Stranger In Paradise - The Four Aces 9 34.22 7 13 45
    12 15 Sincerely - The McGuire Sisters 32.81 9 14 37
    22 16 Dreamboat - The De Marco Sisters 25.32 5 16 33
    16 17 Ready Willing And Able / You My Love - Doris Day 24.00 7 17 23
    # 18 Taking A Chance On Love - Johnnie Ray 21.80 6 20 21
    15 19 You My Love - Frank Sinatra 20.81 6 21 19
    19 20 Rose Marie - Slim Whitman 19.87 5 18 22
    20 21 Stranger In Paradise - Bing Crosby 16.89 3 1 23 17
    28 22 Everywhere / Mama - David Whitfield 16.71 5 25 15
    17 23 Sing It With Joe - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 16.44 3 18 22
    32 24 The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland 16.39 4 21 19
    21 25 Serenade / Drinking Song - Mario Lanza 15.86 4 23 17
    55 26 I'll Walk With God / Beloved - Mario Lanza 14.40 4 26 14
    # 27 Cool Water - Frankie Laine 12.00 4 35 7
    # 28 Elephant Tango - Ray Martin 10.99 2 26 14
    40 29 Chee Chee Oo Chee - The Johnston Brothers 10.84 3 28 12
    24 30 Two Hearts Two Kisses / Unchained Melody - The Crew Cuts 10.00 1 1 30 10
    27 30 Irish Military Two-Step - Bobby McLeod 10.00 1 1 30 10
    14 32 Softly Softly - Ruby Murray 9.17 3 37 6
    25 33 Melody Of Love - The Ink Spots 8.83 2 28 12
    36 34 Sluefoot - The Four Aces 8.48 3 48 3
    # 35 Evermore - Ruby Murray 7.81 2 33 8
    60 36 Under The Bridges Of Paris - Dean Martin 7.54 2 32 9
    26 37 Crazy Otto Rag - The Stargazers 7.19 2 33 8
    39 38 Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs 6.42 2 38 5
    46 39 Salad Days (LP) - Original London Cast 6.11 2 44 4
    44 40 Losing You - Tennessee Ernie Ford 4.99 1 35 7
    23 41 Wedding Bells - Eddie Fisher 3.95 1 38 5
    35 41 Caribbean - Mitchell Torok 3.95 1 38 5
    50 41 Crazy Otto Rag / The Pendulum Song - Petula Clark 3.95 1 38 5
    30 41 Elephant Tango - Cyril Stapleton 3.95 1 38 5
    # 41 Two Hearts Two Kisses - Doris Day 3.95 1 38 5
    52 46 Crazy Otto Rag - The Big Ben Banjo Band 3.59 1 44 4
    # 46 Earth Angel - Les Baxter 3.59 1 44 4
    # 46 Mambo Rock - Bill Haley and His Comets 3.59 1 44 4
    31 49 Under The Bridges Of Paris - Eartha Kitt 3.29 1 48 3
    42 49 Chee Chee Oo Chee - Alma Cogan 3.29 1 48 3
    52 49 Stowaway - Barbara Lyon 3.29 1 48 3
    41 49 Unchained Melody - Don Cornell 3.29 1 48 3
    # 49 And This Is My Beloved - Jerry Vale 3.29 1 48 3
    38 54 Melody Of Love - The Four Aces 3.06 1 54 2
    55 54 Open Up Your Heart - The Cowboy Chuch Sunday School 3.06 1 54 2
    66 54 The Pendulum Song - Max Bygraves 3.06 1 54 2
    # 54 Evermore - Edna Savage 3.06 1 54 2
    29 58 Tomorrow - Johnny Brandon 2.83 1 58 1
    50 58 When I Leave The World Behind - Tony Brent 2.83 1 58 1
    60 58 Roamin' In The Gloamin' - Eric Delaney 2.83 1 58 1
    60 58 Kismet (LP) - Original Broadway Cast 2.83 1 58 1
    66 58 How Important Can It Be - Joni James 2.83 1 58 1
    66 58 Open Up The Doghouse - Dean Martin and Nat King Cole 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 Stowaway - Margaret Whiting 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 Unsuspecting Heart - Frankie Vaughan 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 Doonaree - Vera Lynn 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 I Remember Mama - Anne Shelton 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 Where Will The Dimple Be - Alma Cogan 2.83 1 58 1
    # 58 A Peasant's Guitar - Mitchell Torok 2.83 1 58 1

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  • Splodj
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    Next week 'Unchained Melody' occupies 4 places in NME, I believe an 'official Top 20' feat still unsurpassed.

    2 - Al Hibber
    3 - Jimmy Young
    17 - Les Baxter
    =20 - Liberace

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  • braindeadpj
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    11/06/1955
    The number of dealers increases to its highest yet (39), while the number of records only increases to 70. Disparity therefore decreases to 1.54 (40% from 1 dealer). There are 14 different no.1s this week (each appearing on an average of 2.93 dealers) with Al Hibbler – Unchained Melody only being no.1 on around 23% of the dealers…. Unchained Melody is no.1 on the most dealers (18 for 3 different versions), followed by Stranger in Paradise (9 dealers from 3 records) and Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (8 dealers from 2 records). The Crew Cuts are no.1 on 2 dealer charts with 2 different records. Al Hibbler is no.1 without appearing on the most dealers - 30 (76.9%) while Eddie Calvert is on 33 (84.6%; actually an increase in percentage compared to last week). Average dealer scores increased for Al Hibbler (6.72 [7.77] from 6.23 [7.77]), Eddie Calvert (5.94 [7.12] from 5.58 [6.71]), and The Crew Cuts (4.84 [6.17] from 4.49 [5.42]), but declined for Perez Prado (5.86 [7.46] from 6.13 [7.43]) and Tony Bennett (6.36 [7.43] from 7.19 [7.55]).
    The highest position by a record from a single dealer is no.3 by Don Cornell’s version of Stranger in Paradise. Note that both Two Hearts Two Kisses (Makes One Love) – The Crew Cuts and Irish Military Two Step - Bobby McLeod and his Band are no.1 on 1 dealer, but their flipsides Unchained Melody and Pride of Erin Waltz are no. 3 and 7, respectively on another.
    Record on the chart the longest is Give Me Your Word for 30 non-consecutive weeks (22 consecutive; 4 weeks were shared with River of No Return and 3 weeks were only River of No Return) and 23 consecutive weeks for I’ll Walk With God - Mario Lanza (13 nonconsecutive weeks shared with flipside Beloved) (Note Drinking Song - Mario Lanza also has 23 consecutive weeks (22 nonconsecutively shared with Serenade, though there are an additional 2 weeks nonconsecutive for Serenade).

    Re-entries
    32 The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland with Orchestra under the direction of Ray Heindorf
    33 Because of You - Sammy Davis Jr. with Orchestra Directed by Morty Stevens
    42 I Wonder - Jane Froman with Orchestra (and Chorus) conducted by Sid Feller
    46 (Selection of the Songs from) Salad Days – Original London Cast
    50 When I Leave the World Behind - Tony Brent With Orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor (this is actually its 3rd week at 50 and 4th on the extended chart)
    55 Our Old Pi-anna - Marie Benson with accompaniment directed by Bernie Fenton
    55 Open Up Your Heart - The Cowboy Church Sunday School
    55 Where Will the Dimple Be? - Lorrae Desmond with Bob Sharples and his Music
    60 Roamin’ In the Gloamin’ - Eric Delaney and his Band
    60 Kismet (LP) - Original Broadway Cast
    66 Close Your Eyes - Tony Bennett with Percy Faith and the Orchestra
    66 The Pendulum Song - Max Bygraves with Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell
    66 Tweedle Dee - Alma Cogan with Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell

    Flipside
    07 If You Believe – Johnnie Ray regains its flipside Alexander’s Ragtime Band
    23 (I'm Always Hearing) Wedding Bells - Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus lost its flipside A Man Chases A Girl (until She Catches Him) after 12 consecutive weeks of both sides
    26 Crazy Otto Rag – The Stargazers gained its flipside Hey Mr Banjo
    27 Pride of Erin Wallace – Bobby McLeod and his Band gained its flipside Irish Military Two Step (which consists of: If You're Irish Come Into The Parlour/With Me Shilalegh Under Me Arm/McNamara's Band/Irish Washerwoman)
    28 Mama - David Whitfield with the Roland Shaw Orchestra regains its flipside Everywhere
    42 Chee Chee Oo Chee - Alma Cogan lost its flipside Tika Tika Tok
    44 Let Me Go Lover – Ruby Murray re-enters without its flipside Happy Days and Lonely Nights; 11 consecutive weeks of both 2 weeks of Happy alone and 1 prior week of Let Me Go Lover
    50 Crazy Otto’s Rag - Petula Clark and the Radio Revellers with Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson and Friends re-enters without its flipside The Pendulum Song - Petula Clark and the Radio Revellers with Geoff Love’s Music
    55 I'll Walk With God - Mario Lanza, Orchestra Conducted by Constantine Callinicos has again lost its flipside Beloved after 13 nonconsecutive weeks of both sides (and 8 nonconsecutive weeks of I’ll Walk with God)
    66 Open Up The Doghouse (Two Cats Are Comin' In) - Nat King Cole and Dean Martin with Orchestra conducted by Billy May is the flipside to Long Long Ago which charted for 2 weeks earlier (peaking at 34)

    Full credit for 30 The Elephant Tango is Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra
    Full credit for 46 My Loving Hands is Ronnie Hilton and the Peter Knight Singers with Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell
    Full credit for 52 Stowaway is Barbara Lyon with Ray Martin and his Orchestra
    Full credit for 52 You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart is Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres and his Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers (arr. Joe Reisman)
    Full credit for 55 Dance with Me Henry (The Wallflower) is Jean Campbell with The Kirchin Band (Ivor and Basil)
    Full credit for 60 I'm in Favour of Friendship is The Five Smith Brothers accompaniment directed by Johnny Douglas
    Full credit for 60 I Love Paris (LP) is Michel Legrand and his Orchestra
    Full credit for 60 Unchained Melody (from “Unchained”) is Don Cornell with music by Carretta

    There are 8 new entries this week including one LP I Love Paris - Michel Legrand and his Orchestra and 5 that are new to the charts, and 1 is from a new artist;
    Jean Campbell with The Kirchin Band (Ivor and Basil) - the latter has charted here before. There are 3 LPs on the chart again. There are 7 records that feature both sides.

    There are 13 songs with 33 multiple versions
    5 Unchained Melody (Al Hibbler, Jimmy Young, Les Baxter, The Crew Cuts [flipside to Two Hearts Two Kisses (Makes One Love)], Don Cornell)
    5 Stranger in Paradise (Tony Bennett, Tony Martin, The Four Aces, Bing Crosby, Don Cornell)
    3 Crazy Otto Rag (The Stargazers [Hey Mr Banjo on flipside], Petula Clark, The Big Ben Banjo Band [also has Hey Mr Banjo on flipside but not credited])
    2 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Eddie Calvert, Perez Prado)
    2 Dreamboat (Alma Cogan, 5 DeMarco Sisters)
    2 You My Love (Frank Sinatra, Doris Day [flipside to Ready Willing and Able])
    2 Where Will The Dimple Be? (Rosemary Clooney, Lorrae Desmond)
    2 Melody of Love (The Ink Spots, The Four Aces)
    2 Under the Bridges of Paris (Eartha Kitt, Dean Martin)
    2 Tweedle Dee (Frankie Vaughan, Alma Cogan)
    2 I Wonder (Dickie Valentine, Jane Froman)
    2 Dance with Me Henry (Wallflower) (Georgia Gibbs, Jean Campbell)
    2 Chee Chee Oo Chee (The Johnston Brothers, Alma Cogan)
    meaning that there are 50 unique records

    There are 10 artists with 22 multiple records
    3 Alma Cogan (Dreamboat, Chee Chee Oo Chee, Tweedle Dee)
    3 The Four Aces (Stranger in Paradise, Sluefoot, Melody of Love)
    2 The Crew Cuts (Earth Angel, Two Hearts Two Kisses (Makes One Love)/Unchained Melody)
    2 Tony Bennett (Stranger in Paradise, Close Your Eyes)
    2 Johnnie Ray (If You Believe/Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Flip Flop and Fly)
    2 Tennessee Ernie Ford (Give Me Your Word, Losing You)
    2 Ruby Murray (Softly Softly, Let Me Go Lover)
    2 Mario Lanza (Serenade/Drinking Song, I’ll Walk with God)
    2 Don Cornell (Stranger in Paradise, Unchained Melody)
    2 Dean Martin (Under The Bridges of Paris, Open Up The Doghouse […and Nat King Cole])
    Meaning there are 59 different artists

    Also note the following accompaniment/main artists:
    5 Orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell (Dreamboat [Alma Cogan with …], My Loving Hands [Ronnie Hilton and the Peter Knight Singers with…], Chee Chee Oo Chee [Alma Cogan with …], Pendulum Song [Max Bygraves with…], Tweedle Dee [Alma Cogan with…])
    4 Ray Martin and his Orchestra (Softly Softly [Ruby Murray with… ], Elephant Tango, Stowaway [Barbara Lyon with…], Let Me Go Lover [Ruby Murray with ….])
    2 Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson (Sing it with Joe, Crazy Otto’s Rag [Petula Clark and the Radio Revellers with …. And Friends])
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Yesterday, 07:13. Reason: Corrected new artist to include Jean Campbell with The Kirchin Band (Ivor and Basil)

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  • braindeadpj
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    Again, the Top 10 is the same records between RM and the RM extended chart, but there are some differences in order. The top 4 are identical (though wouldn't be on inverse points!). Weirdly RM's column seems to imply that Al Hibbler may have been no.1 last week (though that is perhaps open to interpretation) since it says "'Unchanged' remains so. This is the 'Melody' that refuses to be chained. And to blind singer AL HIBBLER, congratulations .... he stubbornly - and deservedly - retains his hold in this distinguished Top Ten list."
    "Jimmy Young .. is doing splendidly of course, but he still has to bow down to eighth place under Hibbler."
    "Stranger in Paradise" is another "obstinate' success and 3 versions are in the Top Ten, with Tony Bennett's a few points ahead of Tony Martin (our chart suggests its twice as many!) who however pips "The Four Aces" at 10"
    "Popularity of Joe Henderson's "Sing It With Joe" is well established now, although it just misses the Top Ten, but the way it is selling and the way repeat orders are flowing in , it wouldn't surprise us if, in a week or two's time, it will be included in the distinguished T.T. list above."
    "Persistently successful is Cherry Pink, with Eddie Calvert, now right bang in no.2, having passed Perez Prado along the straight and heading for the winning post."
    They can't stop buying Johnnie Ray!"

    So no real new information about positions outside the top 10 - except for Joe Henderson 'being close'.... (He climbs to 17 on the extended chart).

    RM spotlights Dreamboat - Alma Cogan.

    And of course there is the comment that Mr Tibbs posted earlier about someone writing in about the authenticity of the RM chart compared to one 'dreamed up by people who only think they know what's selling"...
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Fri December 2, 2022, 03:39.

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  • MrTibbs
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    According to Russell Ash, Luke Crampton, and Barry Lazell's excellent book detailing bestselling singles these were 1955's best selling records of the year (within the year)

    1 Rose Marie - Slim Whitman
    2 Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
    3 Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford
    4 Softly Softly - Ruby Murray
    5 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
    6 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Eddie Calvert
    7 Unchained Melody - Jimmy Young
    8 Cool Water - Frankie LAINE
    9 Stranger In Paradise - Tony Bennett
    10 Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler

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  • Splodj
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    So I wonder if there had been more returns last week yer actual RM chart would have put Calvert top. As things stand the score for weeks of Cherry Pink being number one is: NME-6 RM-0. And now we have the argument about which Unchained Melody version ruled. Apart from the 2 weeks of agreement on Tony Bennett, this was a prolonged period of number one dispute between the two charts.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Al Hibbler rebounds to capture No 1, just, from Eddie Calvert leaving Jimmy Young's main competitor version just easing up to No 6.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers

    The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated Re-Worked Extended.

    This chart is compiled from all the dealers charts printed for this week in the Record Mirror at the time and therefore may slightly differ from Record Mirror's own chart compilation methodology for their own Top Ten which remains unknown to us.
    This is therefore a factual and an accurate representation of the information contained within all of the dealers charts available to us in the paper.

    Chart For Week Ending Saturday 11th June 1955

    POS POS RECORD MIRROR CHART Re-Calculated RM Total Total Total Inv Inv
    LAST THIS TOP 70 (Based On 39 Dealers Returns) Own Gallup Dealer Dealer Points Points
    WEEK WEEK (Chart For Week Ending Saturday 11th June 1955) Chart Points Charts No 1's Rank Scored
    4 1 Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler 1 201.48 30 9 2 233
    1 2 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Eddie Calvert * 2 196.02 33 6 1 235
    3 3 Earth Angel - The Crew Cuts 3 145.07 30 1 3 185
    2 4 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado * 4 140.64 24 2 4 179
    5 5 Stranger In Paradise - Tony Bennett 6 133.61 21 4 5 156
    7 6 Unchained Melody - Jimmy Young 7 114.18 16 7 7 126
    8 7 If You Believe / Alexander's Ragtime Band - Johnnie Ray 5 114.09 24 1 6 142
    12 8 Dreamboat - Alma Cogan 9 78.75 19 8 81
    11 9 Stranger In Paradise - Tony Martin 8 64.35 10 3 9 74
    6 10 Stranger In Paradise - The Four Aces 10 57.50 10 2 10 65
    9 11 Unchained Melody - Les Baxter 56.56 10 2 11 64
    17 12 Sincerely - The McGuire Sisters 54.75 14 12 61
    10 13 Give Me Your Word - Tennessee Ernie Ford 48.89 13 13 51
    20 14 Softly Softly - Ruby Murray 30.37 7 1 16 29
    13 15 You My Love - Frank Sinatra 29.50 8 15 32
    16 16 Ready Willing And Able / You My Love - Doris Day 29.24 8 16 29
    19 17 Sing It With Joe - Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson 28.64 5 1 14 33
    26 18 Where Will The Dimple Be - Rosemary Clooney 26.55 7 16 29
    33 19 Rose Marie - Slim Whitman 21.46 6 21 19
    30 20 Stranger In Paradise - Bing Crosby 21.03 5 19 24
    18 21 Serenade / Drinking Song - Mario Lanza 20.37 6 21 19
    22 22 Dreamboat - The De Marco Sisters 18.64 4 20 23
    14 23 Wedding Bells - Eddie Fisher 16.95 5 25 16
    24 24 Two Hearts Two Kisses / Unchained Melody - The Crew Cuts 15.75 2 1 23 18
    29 25 Melody Of Love - The Ink Spots 15.29 5 30 10
    21 26 Crazy Otto Rag / Hey Mr Banjo - The Stargazers 14.36 4 26 15
    39 27 Pride Of Erin Waltz / Irish Military Two-Step- Bobby McLeod 13.59 2 1 27 14
    42 28 Everywhere / Mama - David Whitfield 13.26 3 24 17
    39 29 Tomorrow - Johnny Brandon 13.00 4 28 11
    # 30 Elephant Tango - Ray Martin 11.10 3 28 11
    15 31 Under The Bridges Of Paris - Eartha Kitt 9.71 3 33 8
    # 32 The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland 9.17 3 40 6
    # 33 Because Of You - Sammy Davis Jnr 8.80 2 30 10
    36 34 Tweedle Dee - Frankie Vaughan 8.04 2 32 9
    34 35 Caribbean - Mitchell Torok 7.24 2 33 8
    48 36 Sluefoot - The Four Aces 7.01 2 36 7
    36 37 I Wonder - Dickie Valentine 6.89 2 36 7
    28 38 Melody Of Love - The Four Aces 6.65 2 40 6
    39 39 Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs 6.35 2 46 5
    48 40 Chee Chee Oo Chee - The Johnston Brothers 6.11 2 49 4
    36 41 Stranger In Paradise - Don Cornell 5.75 1 33 8
    31 42 Chee Chee Oo Chee - Alma Cogan 5.65 2 58 2
    # 42 I Wonder - Jane Froman 5.65 2 58 2
    42 44 Losing You - Tennessee Ernie Ford 4.99 1 36 7
    # 44 Let Me Go Lover - Ruby Murray 4.99 1 36 7
    32 46 Prize Of Gold - Joan Regan 4.42 1 40 6
    42 46 Flip Flop And Fly - Johnnie Ray 4.42 1 40 6
    # 46 Salad Days (LP) - Original London Cast 4.42 1 40 6
    # 46 My Loving Hands - Ronnie Hilton 4.42 1 40 6
    # 50 When I Leave The World Behind - Tony Brent 3.95 1 46 5
    # 50 Crazy Otto Rag - Petula Clark 3.95 1 46 5
    25 52 Crazy Otto Rag - The Big Ben Banjo Band 3.59 1 49 4
    # 52 Stowaway - Barbara Lyon 3.59 1 49 4
    # 52 You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart - Perry Como 3.59 1 49 4
    27 55 I'll Walk With God - Mario Lanza 3.29 1 53 3
    # 55 Dance With Me Henry - Jean Campbell 3.29 1 53 3
    # 55 Our Old Pi-anna - Marie Benson 3.29 1 53 3
    # 55 Open Up Your Heart - The Cowboy Church Sunday School 3.29 1 53 3
    # 55 Where Will The Dimple Be - Lorrae Desmond 3.29 1 53 3
    48 60 Under The Bridges Of Paris - Dean Martin 3.06 1 58 2
    # 60 I'm In Favour Of Friendship - The Five Smith Brothers 3.06 1 58 2
    # 60 Roamin' In The Gloamin' - Eric Delaney 3.06 1 58 2
    # 60 Kismet (LP) - Original Broadway Cast 3.06 1 58 2
    # 60 I Love Paris (LP) - Michel Legrand 3.06 1 58 2
    # 60 Unchained Melody - Don Cornell 3.06 1 58 2
    # 66 Close Your Eyes - Tony Bennett 2.83 1 66 1
    48 66 How Important Can It Be - Joni James 2.83 1 66 1
    # 66 The Pendulum Song - Max Bygraves 2.83 1 66 1
    # 66 Open Up The Doghouse - Dean Martin and Nat King Cole 2.83 1 66 1
    # 66 Tweedle Dee - Alma Cogan 2.83 1 66 1
    * On the Dealer Chart by McComick they listed Cherry Pink By Eddie Calvert at No 4 and No 8. Obviously one of those should have been credited to Perez Prado. So I added then divided both sets of points and awarded No 6 points to both to achieve a fair outcome as neither record was didadvanged in respect of chart position with this points allocation.

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  • braindeadpj
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    You're welcome. Always happy to help as a safety net to catch any errors as you strive to produce the most accurate and correct chart possible...

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    38 Tika Tika Tok - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell is the flipside to 42 Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell (https://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/b10862; HMV B10862).
    Looks like Tika Tika Tok/Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell would be at 31 with everything moving down 1 (except for 42 which stays the same and 49 goes up to 48). Total records would reduce by 1 (to 52). Mr Tibbs can confirm whether this is correct.
    Guys as promised please find the amended chart above and I have also corrected the master spreadsheet. Thanks again brain for picking up on that oversight.

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  • braindeadpj
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    4/6/1955
    Due to the holidays and the rail strike, we lose 15 dealers (dropping to 21), while the number of records drops by 17 to 52, increasing disparity to 2, though the % of records from a single dealer drops to 44.23%. The number of different no.1 records is 11 this week, with Stranger in Paradise being no.1 on 8 (3 records), Unchained Melody on 6 dealers (4 records), and Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White no.1 on 5 (2 records). The proportion of dealers featuring Eddie Calvert – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White has increased from 72% to 81% (though The Crew Cuts – Earth Angel is on 90% of the dealers; 19/21). The average dealer score for the top 5 changes as follows: Eddie Calvert declines from 5.69 (7.19) to 5.58 (6.71), Perez Prado increases from 6.09 (7.95) to 6.13 (7.43), The Crew Cuts decline from 4.66 (5.59) to 4.49 (5.42), Al Hibbler declines from 6.33 (7.52) to 6.23 (7.77), and Tony Bennett declines from 7.56 (8.6) to 7.19 (7.55). The top 5 are relatively close together with less than 7 Gallup points (though 21 inverse points) separating nos. 2 to 5.
    The highest position by a record from a single dealer is again no.1 for Two Hearts Two Kisses (Make One Love) – The Crew Cuts (this time including the flipside Unchained Melody).
    Record on the chart the longest is Give Me Your Word for 29 non-consecutive weeks (21 consecutive; 4 weeks were shared with River of No Return and 3 weeks were only River of No Return) and 22 consecutive weeks for I’ll Walk With God - Mario Lanza (13 nonconsecutive weeks shared with flipside Beloved) (Note Drinking Song - Mario Lanza also has 22 consecutive weeks (21 nonconsecutively shared with Serenade, though there are an additional 2 weeks nonconsecutive for Serenade).
    Re-entries
    32 Prize Of Gold - Joan Regan with Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra
    36 Tweedle Dee - Frankie Vaughan with Wally Stott and His Orchestra and Chorus
    39 Tomorrow - Johnny Brandon with The Phantoms and the Norman Warren Music
    42 Spring Spring Spring - Brothers & Girls with the MGM Studio Orchestra conducted by Adolph Deutsch
    48 Chee Chee Oo Chee - The Johnston Brothers
    48 How Important Can It Be - Joni James with David Terry and His Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers

    Flipside
    3 Earth Angel – The Crew Cuts with David Carroll and his Orchestra lost its flipside Ko Ko Mo after 9 shared weeks (and 1 week with only Ko Ko Mo)
    8 If You Believe – Johnnie Ray with Percy Faith and His Orchestra lost its flipside Alexander's Ragtime Band after 10 non-consecutive shared weeks (and 3 nonconsecutive were only If You Believe)
    18 Drinking Song – Mario Lanza (orchestra conducted by Constantine Callinicos) regains its flipside Serenade
    24 As expected, Two Hearts Two Kisses (Makes One Love) – The Crew Cuts has gained its flipside Unchained Melody
    31 Chee Chee Oo Chee - Alma Cogan gains its flipside Tika Tika Tok
    34 Take Me In Your Arms - The Four Aces charts this week and is the flipside to There Goes My Heart which was on the chart for 6 weeks peaking at 32, 7 weeks ago

    42 Birth Of The Boogie - Bill Haley and His Comets re-enters this week after 8 shared weeks with Mambo Rock (and one solo week of Mambo Rock)
    Full credit for 39 Pride of Erin Waltz is Bobby McLeod and his Band (Waltz is a medley of Terence's Farewell to Kathleen/Sweet Rosie O'Grady/Wild Colonial Boy/Oft In The Stilly Night)
    Full credit for 48 Sluefoot (from "Daddy Long Legs") is The Four Aces ft. Al Alberts with Orchestra directed by Jack Pleis

    There are 5 new entries; 4 are new to the charts and one is from a new artist (Bobby McLeod and his Band). There are no LPs on the chart this week. There are 6 records that have both sides on the chart.

    There are 10 songs with 25 multiple versions (1 duplicated)
    5 Stranger in Paradise (Tony Bennett, The Four Aces, Tony Martin, Bing Crosby, Don Cornell)
    4 Unchained Melody (Al Hibbler, Jimmy Young, Les Baxter, The Crew Cuts [Two Hearts Two Kisses (Makes One Love) is on the flipside]
    2 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Eddie Calvert, Prado Perez)
    2 Dreamboat (Alma Cogan, 5 De Marco Sisters)
    2 You My Love (Frank Sinatra, Doris Day [flipside to Ready Willing and Able])
    2 Under the Bridges of Paris (Eartha Kitt, Dean Martin)
    2 Crazy Otto Rag (The Stargazers, The Big Ben Banjo Band)
    2 Two Hearts Two Kisses (Make One Love) (The Crew Cuts [with Unchained Melody on flipside], Doris Day)
    2 Melody of Love (The Four Aces, The Ink Spots)
    2 Chee Chee Oo Chee (Alma Cogan [flipside to Tika Tika Tok], The Johnston Brothers)
    meaning that there are 38 different records

    There are 8 artists with 18 different songs
    4 The Four Aces (Stranger in Paradise, Melody of Love, Take Me In Your Arms, Sluefoot)
    2 The Crew Cuts (Earth Angel, Unchained Melody/Two Hearts Two Kisses (Make One Love))
    2 Johnnie Ray (If You Believe, Flip Flop and Fly)
    2 Tennessee Ernie Ford (Give Me Your Word, Losing You)
    2 Alma Cogan (Dreamboat, Tika Tika Tok/Chee Chee Oo Chee)
    2 Doris Day (Ready Willing and Able/You My Love, Two Hearts Two Kisses (Make One Love))
    2 Mario Lanza (Serenade/Drinking Song, I’ll Walk with God/Beloved)
    2 Ruby Murray (Softly Softly, If Anyone Finds This I Love You)
    meaning there are 42 different artists
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Yesterday, 03:16.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by RokinRobinOfLocksley View Post
    The solution is: the OCC needs multiple charts, or sub-charts, to reflect what different groups wish to see. Have one master chart of everything, then have a sub-chart of only new songs, then a sub-chart of only old songs. However they are defined. Then one chart for sales only, one for downloads only, one for streams only, one for radio play only. Then all are happy !!
    Gambo and Robin's comments about sums up the OCC problem. It's really a mongrel chart with a bit of everything lumped in. It's really a song chart not a record chart bearing no resemblance to the original sales only based chart. It's bland dull and uninteresting now.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    38 Tika Tika Tok - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell is the flipside to 42 Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell (https://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/b10862; HMV B10862).
    Looks like Tika Tika Tok/Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell would be at 31 with everything moving down 1 (except for 42 which stays the same and 49 goes up to 48). Total records would reduce by 1 (to 52). Mr Tibbs can confirm whether this is correct.
    I will fix this tomorrow guys.

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  • RokinRobinOfLocksley
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    The solution is: the OCC needs multiple charts, or sub-charts, to reflect what different groups wish to see. Have one master chart of everything, then have a sub-chart of only new songs, then a sub-chart of only old songs. However they are defined. Then one chart for sales only, one for downloads only, one for streams only, one for radio play only. Then all are happy !!

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  • Gambo
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    Originally posted by kjell View Post
    There is one other point that may be at work. The main problem with the first try at a serious Norwegian chart in 58 was that the guys behind the counter in the record shops didn’t bother to count the sales properly. This lead to old hits staying too long in the charts and new hits entered too late or not at all, and the charts changed too little from week to week with more weeks than expected were the same as last. The chart which was an Oslo chart half a year before going national was only a top 10. They wanted a top 20 but were only able to discern about 15 outside of school vacation, about ten within, and would not have a 15 or varying chart size. That resulted in much info getting lost.
    Sounds unfortunately similar to today's official UK Top 100 Kjell - old hits staying too long, new hits not making it at all or doing so too late, too little change week-to-week, not bothering to count 'sales' (i.e. streams) properly....

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  • braindeadpj
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    38 Tika Tika Tok - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell is the flipside to 42 Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell (https://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/b10862; HMV B10862).
    Looks like Tika Tika Tok/Chee Chee Oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird) - Alma Cogan with vocal group and orchestra conducted by Frank Cordell would be at 31 with everything moving down 1 (except for 42 which stays the same and 49 goes up to 48). Total records would reduce by 1 (to 52). Mr Tibbs can confirm whether this is correct.
    Last edited by braindeadpj; Tue November 29, 2022, 04:43.

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  • Splodj
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    Sounds like Record Retailer, where a record with over a million advance orders enters at number 10!

    The RM commentary is a classic case of more knowledge leading to more questions. I see that there will be another week without a RM chart at the time of the Summer Bank Holiday. Then they don't seem to have any more non-Christmas breaks (or even a Christmas break in 55) so presumably develop a system that can deal better with holidays.

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  • kjell
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    There is one other point that may be at work. The main problem with the first try at a serious Norwegian chart in 58 was that the guys behind the counter in the record shops didn’t bother to count the sales properly. This lead to old hits staying too long in the charts and new hits entered too late or not at all, and the charts changed too little from week to week with more weeks than expected were the same as last. The chart which was an Oslo chart half a year before going national was only a top 10. They wanted a top 20 but were only able to discern about 15 outside of school vacation, about ten within, and would not have a 15 or varying chart size. That resulted in much info getting lost.

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  • braindeadpj
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    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post

    I used 21 of the 27. I applied the same rule as before that where a chart was not compiled by RM I just used the new dealer returns published as the other six were just repeats.
    I thought that was probably the case. Thanks for confirming.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
    Looking at the published returns, we actually have 27 returns from Wales, Bradford, West Hartlepool, Southend-on-Sea, Chatham, Cambridge, Glasgow (2), Leeds, Liverpool, Becontree, Plymouth, Worthing, Edinburgh, Bournemouth, Canterbury, and 11 from London. Since only 21 were included 6 must have been repeats from the previous week (on the assumption that static returns are unlikely?).
    I used 21 of the 27. I applied the same rule as before that where a chart was not compiled by RM I just used the new dealer returns published as the other six were just repeats.

    I'm inclined to think the same as Lonnie that Record Mirror's terminology was a smokescreen to impress. I don't believe at that time that RM used an all singing all dancing complicated compilation method. If they couldn't be bothered compiling a chart some weeks I think this clearly demonstrates that they still did not take chart compilation all that seriously. After all 21 returns would still for this early time provide at least a fairly competent top ten.

    I'm also at the moment organising all the later weeks for late1955 to 1961 I got from the library and am noticing some interesting contradictions in their chart commentary. One issue clearly states they use the published dealer returns to compile their chart while another issue states they use more.

    The mystery continues

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  • kingofskiffle
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    They may well have employed ways of reducing regionals bias, or scaling up shops with larger turnover - lets say that if HMV Oxford Street where included they would be scaled to be bigger than say ‘Mr Music in Bath town centre’ (making it up but you get my point). You are right, we may never know, but we can possibly guess. Billboard by this point had employed a University to help them with proper sampling methods - they shout about this. But they are in a world with CashBox and Music Vendor and want their chart to be seen as ‘The’ chart for America (they will sell more papers that way). So in America they realised they could make money out of it. I don’t think the UK charts had got to the point of realising they could make money off it yet and, as such, where, as we have said lots here, not taking it too seriously, meaning I’m not sure they where being hugely statistical with it all.

    I do want to be proved wrong though!

    I do keep getting intrigued though by the words they use. It’s not just 70 year old English (all languages change a little over time) it’s the implication that they are doing something proper with the chart and not just adding it up and seeing it along. Logically they want to gain leverage over NME - larger chart, more circulation (Can’t recall figures but probably) - so they want to beat that and so by saying the chart is more accurate - even without saying that in those exact words - is a way of implying greater accuracy than NME. ‘Ours is best… when we say NME has to just follow’.

    So many questions.

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  • braindeadpj
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    This week RM states "The holidays ... and the railway strike - have rather disjointed transmission from dealers all over the country and returns have not come in in their usual number. We have printed all the new returns that did arrive up to the time of going to press but the method of calculating the weekly Top Ten has gone haywire. In the circumstances, therefore until conditions return to normal, the Top Ten will have to be the same as last week; immediately it is possible to revert to our usual analytical system we shall do so."
    An interesting turn of phrase 'revert to our usual analytical system' - does this mean that it is not as straightforward as an inverse points score? Do they include some metric to reduce regional bias that can't be implemented this week due to a lack of returns? Did they calculate the chart based on what they had, but didn't trust it due to a lack of returns compared with normal? Unfortunately we'll probably never know.....

    Looking at the published returns, we actually have 27 returns from Wales, Bradford, West Hartlepool, Southend-on-Sea, Chatham, Cambridge, Glasgow (2), Leeds, Liverpool, Becontree, Plymouth, Worthing, Edinburgh, Bournemouth, Canterbury, and 11 from London. Since only 21 were included 6 must have been repeats from the previous week (on the assumption that static returns are unlikely?).

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  • Robbie
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    At last a new number 1! Three 'Unchained Melody' recordings inside the top 10, along with two 'Stranger In Paradise' and 'Cherry Pink' means the top 10 consists of only 6 songs.

    It will be interesting to see how 'Rose Marie' performs ahead of its actual RM debut some 6 weeks later.

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  • MrTibbs
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    ... and after weeks on the chart and stalling at No 3 Eddie Calvert unexpectedly takes top spot this week and the popularity of Cherry Pink doesn't end there as Perez Prado surges back up to take No 2.

    Al Hibbler takes an unexpected downturn surprisingly and falls back to No 4 while Jimmy Young climbs to No 7 with Unchained Melody. Les Baxter also climbs into the top ten with his version.

    Tony Bennett plummets from the top down to No 5.

    The Crew Cuts remain resilient going back into the top three with Earth Angel.

    Slim Whitman debuts insignificantly away down at No 32 but he wont be insignificant for long.

    Record Mirror itself does not compile a chart this week.

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