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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE (USA) R&B #1 SINGLES:MOST PLAYED JUKE BOX RACE/R&B RECORDS CHARTS


                       1945  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
  1  2/17  2 I Wonder-Pvt. Cecil Grant
  2  3/3   6 I Wonder-Roosevelt Sykes
  3  4/14  6 1 of 6 Tippin' In-Erskine Hawkins
  4  4/21  1 Mop Mop-Louis Jordan
 re  4/28  6 5 of 6 Tippin' In-Erskine Hawkins
  5  6/2   7 Caldonia Boogie-Louis Jordan
  6  7/14  8 Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well?-Lucky Millinder & Wynonie Harris
  7  9/8  18 The Honeydripper-Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers

                       1946  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
  8  1/12  9 Buzz Me-Louis Jordan
  9  3/16 16 15 of 16 Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop-Lionel Hampton
 10  6/29  2 1 of 2 The Gypsy-Ink Spots
 re  7/6  16 1 of 16 Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop-Lionel Hampton
 re  7/13  2 1 of 2 The Gypsy-Ink Spots
 11  7/20  5 Stone Cold Dead In The Market (He Had It Coming)-Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
 12  8/24 18 13 of 18 Choo Choo Ch' Boogie-Louis Jordan
 13 11/23  2 1 of 2 Ain't That Just Like A Woman-Louis Jordan
 re 11/30 18 5 of 18 Choo Choo Ch' Boogie-Louis Jordan

                       1947  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 re  1/4   2 1 of 2 Ain't That Just Like A Woman-Louis Jordan
 14  1/4  17 16 of 17 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens-Louis Jordan
 15  4/26  2 1 of 2 Texas And Pacific-Louis Jordan
 re  5/3  17 1 of 17 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens-Louis Jordan
 re  5/10  2 1 of 2 Texas And Pacific-Louis Jordan
 16  5/17  7 1 of 7 I Want To Be Loved (Only By You))-Savanah Churchill
 17  5/24  2 1 of 2 Old Maid Boogie-Eddie Vinson
 re  5/31  7 3 of 7 I Want To Be Loved (Only By You))-Savanah Churchill
 re  6/21  2 1 of 2 Old Maid Boogie-Eddie Vinson
 re  6/28  7 2 of 7 I Want To Be Loved (Only By You))-Savanah Churchill
 18  7/12  6 3 of 6 Jack,You're Dead-Louis Jordan
 re  8/2   7 1 of 7 I Want To Be Loved (Only By You))-Savanah Churchill
 re  8/9   6 3 of 6 Jack,You're Dead-Louis Jordan
 19  8/30 14 12 of 14 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate-Louis Jordan
 20 11/22 12 1 of 12 Snatch It And Grab It-Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends 
 re 11/29 14 1 of 14 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate-Louis Jordan
 re 12/6  12 1 of 12 Snatch It And Grab It-Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends 
 re 12/13 14 1 of 14 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate-Louis Jordan
 re 12/20 12 9 of 12 Snatch It And Grab It-Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends
 
                       1948  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 21  2/21  3 2 of 3 I Love You,Yes I Do-Bull Moose Jackson
 re  3/6  12 1 of 12 Snatch It And Grab It-Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends 
 re  3/13  3 1 of 3 I Love You,Yes I Do-Bull Moose Jackson
 22  3/20  9 King Size Papa-Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends
 23  5/22  7 6 of 7 Tomorrow Night-Lonnie Johnson
 23  7/3   1 Good Rockin' Tonight-Wynonie Harris
 24  7/10  2 1 of 2 Run Joe-Louis Jordan
 re  7/17  7 1 of 7 Tomorrow Night-Lonnie Johnson
 re  7/24  2 1 of 2 Run Joe-Louis Jordan
 25  7/31  2 1 of 2 Long Gone-Sonny Thompson
 26  8/7   4 1 of 4 I Can't Go On Without You-Bull Moose Jackson
 re  8/14  2 1 of 2 Long Gone-Sonny Thompson
 re  8/21  4 2 of 4 I Can't Go On Without You-Bull Moose Jackson
 27  9/4   2 1 of 2 Messin' Around-Memphis Slim
 28  9/11  1 My Heart Belongs To You-Arbee Stidham
 re  9/18  4 1 of 4 I Can't Go On Without You-Bull Moose Jackson
 re  9/25  2 1 of 2 Messin' Around-Memphis Slim
 29  9/25  3 1 of 3 Pretty Mama Blues-Ivory Joe Hunter
 30 10/2   1 Late Freight-Sonny Thompson
 31 10/2   4 1 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 32 10/9   1 Am I Asking Too Much?-Dinah Washington
 re 10/16  4 1 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 re 10/23  3 1 of 3 Pretty Mama Blues-Ivory Joe Hunter
 re 10/30  4 1 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 33 11/6   3 1 of 3 Blues After Hours-Pee Wee Crayton
 re 11/13  4 1 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 re 11/13  3 1 of 3 Pretty Mama Blues-Ivory Joe Hunter
 re 11/20  3 1 of 3 Blues After Hours-Pee Wee Crayton
 34 11/27  1 It's Too Soon To Know-The Orioles
 35 12/4   5 1 of 5 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 re 12/11  3 1 of 3 Blues After Hours-Pee Wee Crayton
 36 12/18  7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re 12/25  5 1 of 5 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn

                       1949  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 re  1/1   7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re  1/8   5 1 of 5 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 re  1/15  7 3 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re  2/5   5 1 of 5 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 re  2/12  7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 37  2/19  1 Boogie Chillen-John Lee Hooker
 re  2/26  5 1 of 5 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 38  3/5   1 Deacon's Hop-Big Jay McNeely
 39  3/12 14 1 of 14 Hucklebuck-Paul Williams
 re  3/19  7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re  3/26 14 12 of 14 Hucklebuck-Paul Williams
 40  6/18 11 4 of 11 Trouble Blues-Charles Brown Trio
 re  7/16 14 1 of 14 Hucklebuck-Paul Williams
 re  7/23 11 7 of 11 Trouble Blues-Charles Brown Trio
 41  9/10  2 Roomin' House Boogie-Amos Milburn
 42  9/17  2 1 of 2 All She Wants To Do Is Rock-Wynonie Harris
 43  9/24  1 Baby,Get Lost-Dinah Washington
 re 10/1   2 1 of 2 All She Wants To Do Is Rock-Wynonie Harris
 44 10/8   1 Beans And Cornbread-Louis Jordan
 45 10/15 11 10 of 11 Saturday Night Fish Fry (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 46 12/24  8 2 of 8 For You My Love-Larry Darnell

                       1950  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 re  1/7  11 1 of 11 Saturday Night Fish Fry (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 re  1/14  8 6 of 8 For You My Love-Larry Darnell
 47  2/25  5 4 of 5 I Almost Lost My Mind-Ivory Joe Hunter
 48  3/25  4 3 0f 4 Double Crossing Blues-Johnny Otis Orchestra & Little Esther
 49  4/15  4 2 of 4 Mistrustin' Blues-Little Esther & Johnny Otis Orchestra
 re  4/29  5 1 of 5 I Almost Lost My Mind-Ivory Joe Hunter
 re  5/6   4 2 of 4 Mistrustin' Blues-Little Esther & Johnny Otis Orchestra
 re  5/20  4 1 0f 4 Double Crossing Blues-Johnny Otis Orchestra & Little Esther
 50  5/27  6 7 of 13 Pink Champagne-Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
 51  7/8   1 Cupid's Boogie-Little Esther
 re  7/15 13 7 of 13 Pink Champagne-Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
 52  9/2   4 Mona Lisa-Nat "King" Cole
 53  9/30  4 Blue Light Boogie (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 54 10/28  4 Blue Shadows-Lowell Fulson
 55 11/25  3 Anytime,Anyplace,Anywhere-Joe Morris
 56 12/16  1 Please Send Me Someone To Love-Percy Mayfield
 57 12/23  7 3 of 7 Teardrops From My Eyes-Ruth Brown

                       1951  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 58  1/13  3 2 of 3 Bad,Bad Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 re  1/27  7 4 of 7 Teardrops From My Eyes-Ruth Brown
 re  2/24  3 1 of 3 Bad,Bad Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 59  3/3  14 Black Night-Charles Brown
 60  6/9   2 Chica Boo-Lloyd Glenn
 61  6/23  5 Rocket 88-Jackie Brenston
 62  7/28 12 Sixty Minute Man-Dominoes
 63 10/20  2 Glory Of Love-Five Keys
 64 11/3   1 "I" 99 Blues-Jimmy Nelson
 65 11/10  2 1 of 2 I Got Loaded-Peppermint Harris
 66 11/17  4 2 of 4 I'm In The Mood-John Lee Hooker
 re 12/1   2 1 of 2 I Got Loaded-Peppermint Harris
 re 12/8   4 2 of 4 I'm In The Mood-John Lee Hooker
 67 12/22  3 Fool,Fool,Fool-The Clovers

                       1952  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 68  1/12  3 Weeping And Crying-Griffen Brothers
 69  2/2   5 1 of 5 Three O'Clock Blues-B.B. King
 70  2/9   1 Cry-Johnnie Ray
 re  2/16  5 4 of 5 Three O'Clock Blues-B.B. King
 71  3/15  7 Night Train-Jimmy Forest
 72  5/3   6 5-10-15 Hours-Ruth Brown
 73  6/14 10 4 of 10 Have Mercy,Baby-Dominoes
 74  7/12  1 Lawdy Miss Clawdy-Lloyd Price
 re  7/19 10 5 of 10 Have Mercy,Baby-Dominoes
 75  8/23  3 2 of 3 Mary Jo-Four Blazers
 re  9/6  10 1 of 10 Have Mercy,Baby-Dominoes
 re  9/13  3 1 of 3 Mary Jo-Four Blazers
 76  9/20  1 Ting A-Ling-The Clovers
 77  9/27  8 6 of 8 Juke-Little Walter
 78 11/8   7 5 of 7 Five Long Years-Eddie Boyd
 re 12/13  8 2 of 8 Juke-Little Walter
 re 12/27  7 2 of 7 Five Long Years-Eddie Boyd

                       1953  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 79  1/10  7 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 80  2/28  3 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 81  3/21  5 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 82  4/25  7 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 83  6/13  5 3 of 5 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 84  7/4   2 1 of 2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 re  7/11  5 2 of 5 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 re  7/25  2 1 of 2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 85  8/1   4 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 86  8/29  5 3 of 5 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 87  9/19  9 3 of 9 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 re 10/10  5 2 of 5 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 re 10/24  9 4 of 9 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 88 11/21  1 Money Honey-Clyde McPhatter
 re 11/28  9 2 of 9 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 89 12/5   8 Honey Hush-Joe Turner

                       1954  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 90  1/30 14 Things That I Used To Do-Guitar Slim
 91  5/8   5 You'll Never Walk Alone-Roy Hamilton
 92  6/12  3 Shake,Rattle & Roll-Joe Turner
 93  7/3   4 Work With Me,Annie-Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
 94  7/31  8 Honey Love-Drifters
 95  9/25  8 What A Dream-Ruth Brown
 96 11/20  5 Hurts Me To My Heart-Faye Adams
 97 12/25  2 You Upset Me Baby-B.B. King

                       1955  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 98  1/8   1 Mambo Baby-Ruth Brown
 99  1/15  3 1 of 3 Earth Angel-Penguins
100  1/22  2 1 of 2 Sincerely-Moonglows
101  1/29  2 Hearts Of Stone-Charms
 re  2/12  2 1 of 2 Sincerely-Moonglows
 re  2/19  3 2 of 3 Earth Angel-Penguins
102  3/5   9 8 of 9 Pledging My Love-Johnny Ace
103  4/30  5 1 of 5 My Babe-Little Walter
104  5/7   1 I've Got A Woman-Ray Charles
 re  5/14  9 1 of 9 Pledging My Love-Johnny Ace
 re  5/21  5 4 of 5 My Babe-Little Walter
105  6/18  1 Unchained Melody-Al Hibbler
106  6/25  2 1 of 2 Bo Diddley/I'm A Man-Bo Diddley
107  7/2   8 5 of 8 Ain't It A Shame-Fats Domino
 re  8/6   2 1 of 2 Bo Diddley/I'm A Man-Bo Diddley
 re  8/13  8 3 of 8 Ain't It A Shame-Fats Domino
108  9/3  11 Maybellene-Chuck Berry
109 11/19  6 Only You-Platters
110 12/31  1 Adorable-Drifters

                       1956  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
111  1/7   1 At My Front Door-El Dorados
112  1/14  2 Hands Off-Jay McShann
113  1/28  9 Great Pretender-Platters
114  3/31  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
115  4/14  8 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
116  4/21  7 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
117  6/9   9 7 of 9 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
118  6/9   8 1 of 8 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 re  6/23  8 5 of 8 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
119  7/28  1 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 re  8/4   9 2 of 9 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 re  8/4   8 2 of 8 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
120  8/18  2 My Prayer-Platters
121  9/1   1 Fever-Little Willie John
122  9/8   3 1 of 3 Let The Good Times Roll-Shirley & Lee
123  9/15  6 4 of 6 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
124  9/15  5 1 of 5 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 re  9/29  5 2 of 5 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 re 10/13  3 1 of 3 Let The Good Times Roll-Shirley & Lee
125 10/20  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 re 10/27  6 4 of 6 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 re 10/27  5 2 of 5 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
126 11/10  7 1 of 7 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 re 11/17  3 1 of 3 Let The Good Times Roll-Shirley & Lee
 re 11/24  7 6 of 7 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino

                       1957  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
127  1/5   3 Since I Met You,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
128  1/26  8 Blue Monday-Fats Domino
129  1/26  4 2 of 4 What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You)-Fats Domino
 re  3/9   4 2 of 4 What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You)-Fats Domino
130  3/23  5 I'm Walkin'-Fats Domino
131  4/27  2 Lucille-Little Richard
132  4/29  1 Send Me Some Lovin'-Little Richard
133  5/6   4 2 of 4 All Shook Up-Elvis Presley
134  5/20  1 School Day-Chuck Berry
 re  5/27  4 2 of 4 All Shook Up-Elvis Presley
135  6/10  3 Young Blood-Coasters
136  6/10  2 Searchin'-Coasters
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