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Sep 21, 2012 at 05:39 PM


No.Song-Artist-Peak Month
 1-TENNESSEE WALTZ-PEE WEE KING-MAY                                                          1198
 2-IF-PERRY COMO;JO STAFFORD-July                                                     1102
 3-THE LOVELIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR-MARIO LANZA-November                               1066
 4-TOO YOUNG-NAT KING COLE;TONI ARDEN-October                                         1046
 5-MY TRULY,TRULY FAIR-GUY MITCHELL-December                                          1004
 6-SILVER DOLLAR-ART MOONEY & HIS ORCHESTRA & CHOIR-March                              986
 7-MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU-GUY MITCHELL-August                                          942
 8-BONAPARTE'S RETREAT-Pee Wee King;Gene Krupa-May                                     940
 9-UNLESS-Guy Mitchell;Eddie Fisher-December                                           916
10-ALL MY LOVE-Bing Crosby:Patti Page-April                                            888
11-Mockin' Bird Hill-Donald Peers;Les Paul & Mary Ford-September                       886
12-Aba Daba Honeymoon-Debbie Reynolds & Carlton Carpenter-June                         874
13-Bewitched-Gordon Jenkins;Doris Day-February                                         860
14-Sam's Song-Gary & Bing Crosby-March                                                 848
15-Harbor Lights-Bing Crosby;Sammy Kaye-May                                            844
16-Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Paul Weston & Norman Luboff Choir-April         844
17-Rudolph,The Red Nosed Reindeer-Gene Autry;Bing Crosby-January                       810
18-The Place Where I Worship-Rosemary Clooney & Guy Mitchell-October                   788 
19-Sweet Violets-Dinah Shore;Jane Turzy-December                                       778
20-Tennessee Waltz-Patti Page-May                                                      756
21-On Top Of Old Smoky-Terry Gilkyson & Weavers-September                              732
22-Oceana Roll-Jane Powell-September                                                   720
23-Mister And Mississippi-Gene Autry;Patti Page-December                               698
24-Sound Off-Vaughn Monroe-November                                                    694
25-The Thing Phil Harris;Les Welch-March                                               692
26-Are You Lonesome Tonight-Al Jolson-May                                              668  
27-So Long (It's Been Good To Know You)-Gordon Jenkins & Weavers-October               664
28-The House Of Singing Bamboo-Rosemary Clooney & Guy Mitchell-October                 600
29-Sparrow In The Tree Top-Guy Mitchell-September                                      600
30-Be My Love-Mario Lanza/Billy Eckstine-July                                          588
31-I Apologise-Billy Eckstine-November                                                 568
32-Rose,Rose I Love You-Frankie Laine;Hue Lee-July                                     568
33-The Roving Kind-Guy Mitchell-August                                                 562
34-Orange Coloured Sky-Danny Kaye & Patty Andrews;Nat "King" Cole-June                 544
35-Count Every Star-Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra & Choir-March                    526
36-Down The Trail Of Aching Hearts-Sammy Kaye & Orchestra-December                     516
37-Let's Do It Again-Donald Peers;Guy Lombardo-March                                   478
38-Christmas In Killarney-Percy Faith & Shillelagh Singers-December                    440
39-Zing!Zing!Zoom!Zoom!-Perry Como-July                                                440
40-Get Out Those Old Records-Mary Martin And Her Son Larry-August                      376
41-If I Had You On A Desert Island-Arthur Godfrey-May                                  366 
42-M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I-Les Welch;Art Mooney-April                                    344
43-Beautiful Brown Eyes-Rosemary Clooney-August                                        302
44-I Cross My Fingers-Bing Crosby;Perry Como & Fontane Sisters-March                   260
45-Stars Are The Windows Of Heaven-Andrews Sisters-July                                216
46-A Load Of Hay-Doris Day-June                                                        158 
47-Cincinnati Dancing Pig-Pee Wee King;Gene Krupa-April                                156
48-How High The Moon-Les Paul & Mary Ford-August                                       146
49-Jet-Nat "King" Cole-November                                                        144
50-I Didn't Slip,I Wasn't Pushed,I Fell-Doris Day;Bing Crosby-March                    116
51-Patricia-Perry Como;Russ Morgan-March                                               110
52-Jezebel-Frankie Laine-July                                                          108
53-Can Anyone Explain(No! No! No!-Dinah Shore;Larry Green-June                          80
54-Beloved,Be Faithful-Paul Weston;Donald Peers-July                                    76
55-The Chicken Song-George Trevare;Blue Baron-September                                 74
56-If I Were A Blackbird-Gloria De Haven & Song Spinners-September                      72
57-A Marshmallow World-Bing Crosby;Vaughn Monroe-August                                 72
58-September Song-Stan Kenton-June                                                      70
59-Once Upon A Nickel-Ethel Merman & Ray Bolger-November                                68
60-Autumn Leaves-Bing Crosby;Mitch Miller-May                                           68
61-There's No Season On Love-Al Morgan-June                                             38
62-Shotgun Boogie-Tennessee Ernie Ford-November                                         36
63-Across The Wide Missouri-Terry Gilkyson & Weavers-September                          36
64-I Taut I Taw A Puddy Cat-Danny Kaye;Les Welch-July                                   36
65-Tzena,Tzena,Tzena-Gordon Jenkins & Weavers-March                                     36
66-Sleigh Ride-Percy Faith-July                                                         34
67-The Little White Duck-Burl Ives-September                                            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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