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Sixty Years Gone: 1958 Retro: Week 52: 29 December 1958

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  • 1 (2) The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
    2 NEW Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
    3 (1) The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
    4 (3) Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
    5 (4) Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Move It
    6 (5) Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
    7 (6) Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
    8 (7) Peggy Lee - Fever
    9 (8) Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
    10 (9) Cliff Richard & The Drifters - High Class Baby
    11 (10) Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
    12 (11) Charlie Drake - Splish Splash
    (12) The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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    • Eddie Cochran makes it four weeks at #1 to end 1958 on our Retro chart. Harry Simeone Chorale's Christmas classic goes top 5. Shirley Bassey goes top 10.

      Last Week This Week Song Title Weeks On Total Points Peak
      1 1 Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody 5 57 1 (4 week at #1)
      2 2 The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 6 52 1
      3 3 Ritchie Valens - Donna 5 44 3
      NEW 4 The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy 1 34 4
      4 5 Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione 11 34 1
      5 6 The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song 4 28 5
      NEW 7 Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me 1 22 7
      7 8 Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon 10 18 5
      6 9 Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee 3 17 6
      9 10 Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph, Run 2 15 9
      8 11 The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley 13 15 2
      10 12 Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace 21 14 2
      12 13 Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues 21 12 1
      13 14 Shirley Bassey - As I Love You 2 12 13
      15 15 Peggy Lee - Fever 25 11 1
      11 16 The Crests - Sixteen Candles 5 9 6
      17 17 Elias & His Zigzag Jive Flutes - Tom Hark 36 9 12
      18 18 Tony Dallara - Come Prima 3 9 18
      19 19 Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland 2 8 19
      16 20 Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe 15 8 3
      14 21 Connie Francis - My Happiness 3 8 14
      39 22 Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go 14 7 4
      22 23 The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him 14 7 6
      21 24 Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game 19 7 4
      20 25 The Everly Brothers - Problems 7 6 13
      26 26 Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen 47 6 3
      23 27 Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Move It 16 6 6
      28 28 The Chordettes - Lollipop 43 5 1
      NEW 29 Paul Anka - (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings 1 5 29
      27 30 David Seville - Witch Doctor 38 5 1
      30 31 Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now 45 5 5
      31 32 Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town 10 4 14
      32 33 Harry Belafonte - The Son Of Mary 3 4 32
      25 34 Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops 5 4 12
      24 35 Duane Eddy - Cannonball 8 3 9
      35 36 Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool 26 3 4
      34 37 Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) 21 3 4
      33 38 Elvis Presley - One Night 7 3 6
      29 39 Johnny Cash - What Do I Care 10 3 15
      37 40 The Drifters - Moonlight Bay 28 3 35
      40 41 Bobby Darin - Splish Splash 28 2 1
      NEW 42 Connie Francis - You Always Hurt The One You Love 1 2 42
      44 43 Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid 23 2 2
      36 44 Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater 30 2 2
      38 45 The Playmates - Beep, Beep 8 1 7
      45 46 Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving 6 1 22
      41 47 Elvis Presley - King Creole 13 1 4
      42 48 Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic 8 1 33
      49 49 The Swallows - Itchy Twitchy Feeling 14 1 40
      43 50 Cliff Richard & The Drifters - High Class Babe 6 1 28
      48 51 Charlie Drake - Splish Splash 21 1 23
      47 OUT Jimmie Rodgers - Woman From Liberia 2 0 47

      1958 #1s
      Code:
      1. Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop (6 weeks 1958, 10 weeks overall)
      2. Little Richard - Good Golly, Miss Molly (1 week)
      3. The Champs - Tequila (2 week)
      4. The Chordettes - Lollipop (5 weeks)
      5. David Seville - Witch Doctor (1 week)
      6. The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream (6 weeks)
      7. The Coasters - Yakety Yak (3 weeks)
      8. Bobby Darin - Splish Splash (3 weeks)
      9. Peggy Lee - Fever (4 weeks)
      10. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues (11 weeks)
      11. Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione (4 weeks)
      12. The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (2 weeks)
      13. Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody (4 weeks)
      "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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      • Voting List:
        Code:
        Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
        Bill Parsons - The All-American Boy
        Billy And Lillie - Lucky Ladybug
        Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1958)
        Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
        Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock (1958)
        Charlie Drake - Splish Splash
        Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph, Run
        Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
        Cliff Richard & The Drifters - High Class Babe
        Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Move It
        Connie Francis - My Happiness
        Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid
        Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
        Connie Francis - You Always Hurt The One You Love
        Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
        David Seville - Witch Doctor
        Dion & The Belmonts - Don't Pity Me
        Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
        Duane Eddy - Cannonball
        Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
        Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
        Elias & His Zigzag Jive Flutes - Tom Hark
        Elvis Presley - King Creole
        Elvis Presley - One Night
        Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
        Harry Belafonte - The Son Of Mary
        Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
        Johnny Cash - What Do I Care
        Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland
        Little Anthony And The Imperials - So Much
        Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
        Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
        Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic
        Paul Anka - (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
        Peggy Lee - Fever
        Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione
        Quaker City Boys - Teasin'
        Ray Charles - Rockhouse (Part 2)
        Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
        Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
        Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go
        Ritchie Valens - Donna
        Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
        Shirley Bassey - As I Love You
        Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
        The 5 Chanels - The Reason
        The Accents - Wiggle Wiggle
        The Applejacks - Rocka-Conga
        The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
        The Chordettes - Lollipop
        The Crests - Sixteen Candles
        The Drifters - Moonlight Bay
        The Everly Brothers - Problems
        The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
        The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
        The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
        The Playmates - Beep, Beep
        The Swallows - Itchy Twitchy Feeling
        The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
        Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
        Tony Dallara - Come Prima
        Wade Flemons - Here I Stand
        New Additions:
        Code:
        Andy Williams - The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)
        Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra - Blue Hawaii
        Bobby Day - The Bluebird, The Buzzard & The Oriole
        Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
        Eydie Gorme - The Voice In My Heart 
        Jack Scott - Save My Soul
        Jesse Belvin - Funny
        Little Richard - Baby Face
        Max Bygraves - (I Love To Play) My Ukelele
        Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
        Stan Freberg - Green Chri$ma$
        The Ames Brothers - Red River Rose
        Tommy Sands - The Worryin' Kind
        These can no longer be voted:
        Code:
        Jimmie Rodgers - Woman From Liberia
        Art Lund - Philadelphia, U.S.A.
        Augie Rios - Donde Esta Santa Claus?
        Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby
        Eugene Church - Pretty Girls Everywhere
        Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
        James Brown - Try Me
        Johnny Cash - I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
        Johnny Cash - It's Just About Time
        Polly Bergen - Come Prima (Koma Preema)
        "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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        • (NEW) 1. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
          (1) 2. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
          (2) 3. Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
          (3) 4. The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
          (4) 5. The Crests - Sixteen Candles
          (NEW) 6. Andy Williams - The Hawaiian Wedding Song
          (5) 7. Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph, Run
          (6) 8. Ritchie Valens - Donna
          (7) 9. The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
          (8) 10. Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
          (9) 11. Duane Eddy - Cannonball
          (10) 12. The Playmates - Beep, Beep

          OUT:
          11. Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland
          12. Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
          "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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          • 01 (---) Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
            02 (01) Ritchie Valens - Donna
            03 (02) Eddie Cochran - Címon Everybody
            04 (03) Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione
            05 (04) The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
            06 (05) The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
            07 (06) Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
            08 (07) Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
            09 (08) Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
            10 (09) Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
            11 (10) Peggy Lee - Fever
            12 (11) Kalin Twins - When
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            • Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
              Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
              The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
              Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
              Ritchie Valens - Donna
              Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione
              Tony Dallara - Come prima
              Shirley Bassey - As I Love You
              The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
              Elvis Presley - One Night
              The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
              Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland

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              • 1(N).Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
                2(N).Richie Valens - La Bamba
                3(1).Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
                4(2).The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
                5(3).Richie Valens - Donna
                6(4).Perez Prado - Guaglione
                7(5).Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
                8(6).The Everly Brothers - Problems
                9(7).The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
                10(N).Tommy Sands - The Worryin' Kind
                11(8).Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
                12(9).Domenico Modugno - Nel Blue Dipinto Di Bio (Volare)
                Let's have a second referendum

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                • Originally posted by Grybop
                  Originally posted by Grybop
                  1 Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione
                  2 Elias & His Zigzag Jive Flutes - Tom Hark
                  3 Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
                  4 Ritchie Valens - Donna
                  5 Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
                  6 David Seville - Witch Doctor
                  7 Connie Francis - My Happiness
                  8 Tony Dallara - Come prima
                  9 The Crests - Sixteen Candles
                  10 Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
                  11 The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
                  12 The Everly Brothers - Problems

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                  • 1 (-) Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
                    2 (1) The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
                    3 (-) Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
                    4 (2) The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
                    5 (3) Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph, Run
                    6 (4) Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
                    7 (5) The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
                    8 (6) Eddie Cochran - Summettime Blues
                    9 (7) Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
                    10 (8) Ritchie Valens - Donna
                    11 (9) Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
                    12 (10) Elvis Presley - One Night

                    - (11) Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go
                    - (12) Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
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                    • 'La Bamba' by Richie Valens, is an adaption of a much earlier Mexican Song.
                      It can by done fast, (Richie Valens, Los Lobos etc.), or it can be sung very slow,
                      as in The Sandpipers beautiful version from 1966. Their version is in both
                      English and Spanish. Their voices are very beautiful, as are the backing
                      Female vocals, which sound like Angels joining in. I discovered their version
                      in 2018. At first I could not believe that it was the same Song, that Richie Valens
                      sang - but it is the same Song. The lyrics are - sometimes - different, but it really
                      is 'La Bamba'...(The earliest version was recorded in 1939).

                      'La Bamba' -- The Sandpipers -- (1966)

                      [youtube:3ov6mojt]CqckI8e4lIs[/youtube:3ov6mojt]

                      01. (1) The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
                      02. (2) Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
                      03. (NE) Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
                      04. (NE) Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
                      05. (3) Shirley Bassey - As I Love You
                      06. (6) Paul Anka - (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
                      07. (7) Harry Belafonte - The Son Of Mary
                      08. (4) Eddie Cochran - Címon Everybody
                      09. (9) The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
                      10. (8) Connie Francis - My Happiness
                      11. (9) Connie Francis - You Always Hurt The One You Love
                      12. (10) Richie Valens - Donna


                      Zeus555

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                      • 01. Peggy Lee - Fever
                        02. Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
                        03. Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
                        04. The Chordettes - Lollipop
                        05. The Drifters - Moonlight Bay
                        06. Connie Francis - Stupid Cupid
                        07. The Swallows - Itchy Twitchy Feeling
                        Akini's Top 400 Songs of the Decade: [110-106]

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                        • 1.(1) Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
                          2.(2) The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
                          3.(3) Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
                          4.(-) Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
                          5.(-) Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
                          6.(5) Johnny Mathis - Winter Wonderland
                          7.(6) The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy
                          8.(7) Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
                          9.(8) Johnny Cash - What Do I Care
                          10.(9) Perez Prado & His Orchestra - Guaglione
                          11.(10) Duane Eddy - Cannonball
                          12.(11) Louis Prima & Keely Smith - That Old Black Magic

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                          • I know the versions from the film (Los Lobos) and the TV show (Nick Berry) better respectively but the originals are classics.

                            1 NEW Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
                            2 (1) The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
                            3 NEW Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
                            4 (3) The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
                            5 (2) Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me
                            6 (4) Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
                            7 (5) Cliff Richard & The Drifters - Move It
                            8 (6) Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
                            9 (7) Lord Rockingham's XI - Hoots Mon
                            10 (8) Peggy Lee - Fever
                            11 (9) Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
                            12 (10) Cliff Richard & The Drifters - High Class Baby
                            (11) Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
                            (12) Charlie Drake - Splish Splash

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