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Jan 14, 2016 at 05:58 PM


It's now or never - Elvis Presley

It's Now Or Never

No.Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1-IT'S NOW OR NEVER-ELVIS PRESLEY-OCTOBER                                           1056
  2-JOEY'S SONG-BILL HALEY & THE COMETS-January                                       1014
  3-JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE-JIMMIE RODGERS-August                                 904
  4-BOOM BOOM BABY-CRASH CRADDOCK-February                                             838
  5-HE'LL HAVE TO GO-JIM REEVES-April                                                  826 
  6-PETER GUNN-DUANE EDDY & THE REBELS-December                                        732
  7-CLAP YOUR HANDS-BEAU-MARKS-September                                               724
  9-TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT-Rolf Harris-June                                        684
 10-SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME-Drifters-December                                       654
 11-Little Boy Lost-Johnny Ashcroft-May                                                642
 12-What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For-Emile Ford & Checkmates-March        628
 13-I Found A New Love/Defenceless-Lonnie Lee & The Leemen-October                     626
 14-She's My Baby-Johnny O'Keefe-February                                              622
 15-Running Bear-Johnny Preston-February                                               622
 16-Walk Don't Run-Ventures-September                                                  614
 17-Swingin' School/Ding-A-Ling-Bobby Rydell-July                                      612
 18-Everybody's Somebody's Fool-Connie Francis-July                                    608
 19-Beatnik Fly-Johnny & The Hurricanes-April                                          576
 20-Come On And Take My Hand/Don't You Know-Johnny O'Keefe & Ernie Freeman-October     574
 21-Starlight Starbright-Lonnie Lee-April                                              568
 22-Cathy's Clown-Everly Brothers-June                                                 554
 23-Please Don't Tease-Cliff Richard & The Shadows-November                            546
 24-What A Mouth (What A North And South)-Tommy Steele-July                            546
 25-What In The World's Come Over You-Jack Scott-April                                 546
 26-Heartaches By The Number-Guy Mitchell-January                                      540
 27-Handy Man-Jimmy Jones-April                                                        528
 28-If I Had A Girl-Rod Lauren-March                                                   514
 29-My Heart Has A Mind Of It's Own/Malaguena-Connie Francis-November                  494
 30-In The Mood-Ernie Fields-January                                                   470
 31-Yes Sir,That's My Baby-Col Joye & Joy Boys-October                                 466
 32-Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland-September              454
 33-Apache-The Shadows-November                                                        446
 34-Mule Skinner Blues-The Fendermen-September                                         442
 35-(Seven Little Girls)Sitting In The Back Seat-Paul Evans & Curls-January            442
 36-Only The Lonely(Know How I Feel)-Roy Orbison-August                                420
 37-Sink The Bismark-Johnny Horton-June                                                418
 38-Let's Have A Party-Wanda Jackson-November                                          416
 39-Volare/Do It Again-Bobby Rydell-September                                          412 
 40-Stuck On You/Fame And Fortune-Elvis Presley-May                                    410
 41-Teen Angel-Mark Dinning-March                                                      396
 42-A Kookie Little Paradise-Jo-Ann Campbell-October                                   392
 43-Poetry In Motion-Johnny Tillotson-December                                         386
 44-Let's Think About Livin'-Bob Luman-November                                        384
 45-When Will I Be Loved/Be Bop A-Lula-Everly Brothers-August                          382
 46-Greenfields-Brothers Four-June                                                     366
 47-You Talk Too Much-Joe Jones-December                                               360
 48-Oh! Carol-Neil Sedaka-February                                                     354
 49-The Village Of St.Bernadette-Andy Williams-March                                   348
 50-Because They're Young-Duane Eddy & The Rebels-July                                 344
 51-Among My Souvenirs-Connie Francis-February                                         344
 52-Mama-Connie Francis-May                                                            328
 53-Tell Laura I Love Her-Ray Peterson-September                                       326
 54-Teenage Baby-Col Joye & The Joy Boys-February                                      326
 55-Cradle Of Love-Johnny Preston-April                                                316
 56-Alley-Oop-Hollywood Argyles-July                                                   310
 57-Hot Rod Lincoln-Johnny Bond-October                                                306
 58-Good Timin'-Jimmy Jones-June                                                       306
 59-I'll Save The Last Dance For You-Damita Jo-December                                304
 60-I'm Sorry/That's All You Gotta Do-Brenda Lee-September                             298
 61-I Want That-Crash Craddock-February                                                294
 62-Well Don't You Know-Crash Craddock-May                                             274
 63-Barefoot Boy-Noeleen Batley-December                                               268
 64-Robot Man-Connie Francis-October                                                   260 
 65-The Hippy Hippy Shake-Chan Romero-April                                            246
 66-When It's Springtime In The Rockies-Johnnie Ray-March                              238
 67-Feel So Fine-Johnny Preston-August                                                 234
 68-Mr.Blue-Crescents-January                                                          220
 69-Since She Turned Sixteen-Crash Craddock-February                                   210
 70-He'll Have To Stay-Jeanne Black-June                                               206
 71-Pretty Blue Eyes-Steve Lawrence-February                                           200
 72-Wild One-Bobby Rydell-April                                                        182
 73-I Want To Be Wanted-Brenda Lee-November                                            160
 74-Brontosaurus Stomp-The Piltdown Men-November                                       160
 75-You Got What It Takes-Marv Johnson-February                                        158
 76-Own True Self-Johnny O'Keefe-January                                               158
 77-(Making Love On A)Moonlit Night/Be My Girl-Col Joye & Joy Boys-July                150
 78-Alone At Last-Jackie Wilson-December                                               148
 79-Sixteen Reasons-Connie Stevens-July                                                148
 80-Little Bitty Girl-Bobby Rydell-April                                               112
 81-Six White Boomers-Rolf Harris-December                                             110
 82-Beyond The Sea-Bobby Darin-March                                                   106 
 83-Mission Bell-Donnie Brooks-October                                                 104 
 84-Happy-Go-Lucky-Me-Paul Evans-July                                                   84
 85-Jump Over-Freddy Cannon-July                                                        80
 86-Ready For You/Save The Last Dance For Me-Johnny O'Keefe/Ernie Freeman-December      76
 87-A Mess Of Blues/Girl Of My Best Friend-Elvis Presley-August                         76
 88-Mr.Custer-Larry Verne-November                                                      76
 89-Let The Little Girl Dance-Billy Bland-June                                          76
 90-Bad Man-Col Joye & The Joy Boys-May                                                 74
 91-Yes Indeed I Do-Lonnie Lee & The Leemen-June                                        68
 92-Footsteps-Steve Lawrence-April                                                      68
 93-Turn The Lights Out,Johnny/Koala Bear-Johnny Devlin & His Devils-January            68
 94-The Wreck Of The John B.-Jimmie Rodgers-October                                     36   
 95-Run Sampson,Run/You Mean Everything To Me-Neil Sedaka-October                       36
 96-Not One More Minute-Della Reese-April                                               34
 97-Lonely Blue Boy-Conway Twitty-March                                                 34
 98-Peter Gunn Theme-Henry Mancini-January                                              34
* The data used in compilation of this list are the charts found in The 
Australian Top 20 Book (1940-2006) by David Kent.

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