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Aug 24, 2014 at 09:49 PM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE (USA) R&B #1 SINGLES:BEST SELLING RETAIL RACE RECORDS/R&B RECORDS CHARTS



                        1948  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
  1  5/22  7 4 of 7 Tomorrow Night-Lonnie Johnson
  2  6/19  1 Good Rockin' Tonight-Wynonie Harris
 re  6/26  7 2 of 7 Tomorrow Night-Lonnie Johnson
  3  7/10  3 1 of 3 Long Gone-Sonny Thompson
 re  7/17  7 1 of 7 Tomorrow Night-Lonnie Johnson
  4  7/24  8 I Can't Go On Without You-Bull Moose Jackson
  5  9/18  3 Pretty Mama Blues-Ivory Joe Hunter
  6 10/9   1 My Heart Belongs To You-Arbee Stidham
 re 10/16  3 1 of 3 Long Gone-Sonny Thompson
  7 10/23  1 Late Freight-Sonny Thompson
 re 10/30  3 1 of 3 Long Gone-Sonny Thompson
  8 11/6   1 Blues After Hours-Pee Wee Crayton
  9 11/13  4 3 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 10 12/4   7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re 12/11  4 1 of 4 Corn Bread-Joe Liggins
 11 12/18  1 Long About Midnight-Roy Brown Mighty Mighty Men
 re 12/25  7 4 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio

                       1949  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 12  1/22  4 1 of 4 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 re  1/29  7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 re  2/5   4 2 of 4 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 13  2/19  1 Deacon's Hop-Big Jay McNeely
 re  2/26  7 1 of 7 Bewildered-Red Miller Trio
 14  3/5  12 1 of 12 Hucklebuck-Paul Williams
 re  3/12  4 1 of 4 Chicken Shack Boogie-Amos Milburn
 re  3/19 12 11 of 12 Hucklebuck-Paul Williams
 15  6/4  15 Trouble Blues-Charles Brown Trio
 16  9/17  1 Tell Me So-The Orioles
 17  9/24  2 1 of 2 Baby,Get Lost-Dinah Washington
 18 10/1   1 All She Wants To Do Is Rock-Wynonie Harris
 re 10/8   2 1 of 2 Baby,Get Lost-Dinah Washington
 19 10/15 12 11 of 12 Saturday Night Fish Fry (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 20 12/31  6 1 of 6 For You My Love-Larry Darnell

                       1950  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 re  1/7  12 1 of 12 Saturday Night Fish Fry (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 re  1/14  6 5 of 6 For You My Love-Larry Darnell
 21  2/18  2 I Almost Lost My Mind-Ivory Joe Hunter
 22  3/4   9 Double Crossing Blues-Johnny Otis Orchestra & Little Esther
 23  5/6   4 Mistrustin' Blues-Little Esther & Johnny Otis Orchestra
 24  6/3  11 Pink Champagne-Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
 25  8/19  4 Hard Luck Blues-Roy Brown
 26  9/16  6 Blue Light Boogie (Parts I & II)-Louis Jordan
 27 10/28  1 Blue Shadows-Lowell Fulson
 28 11/4   4 3 of 4 Anytime,Anyplace,Anywhere-Joe Morris
 29 11/25  1 Please Send Me Someone To Love-Percy Mayfield
 re 12/2   4 1 of 4 Anytime,Anyplace,Anywhere-Joe Morris
 30 12/9  11 1 of 11 Teardrops From My Eyes-Ruth Brown
 31 12/16  1 Please Send Me Someone To Love-Percy Mayfield
 re 12/23 11 2 of 11 Teardrops From My Eyes-Ruth Brown

                       1951  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 32  1/6   1 Bad,Bad Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 re  1/13 11 8 of 11 Teardrops From My Eyes-Ruth Brown
 33  3/10 13 Black Night-Charles Brown
 34  6/9   3 Rocket 88-Jackie Brenston
 35  6/30 14 9 of 14 Sixty Minute Man-Dominoes
 36  9/1   2 Don't You Know I Love You-The Clovers
 re  9/15 14 3 of 14 Sixty Minute Man-Dominoes
 37 10/6   3 1 of 3 Glory Of Love-Five Keys
 re 10/13 14 2 of 14 Sixty Minute Man-Dominoes
 re 10/27  3 2 of 3 Glory Of Love-Five Keys
 38 11/10  6 4 of 6 Fool,Fool,Fool-The Clovers
 39 12/8   2 Because Of You-Tab Smith
 re 12/22  6 1 of 6 Fool,Fool,Fool-The Clovers
 40 12/22  1 I Got Loaded-Peppermint Harris
 41 12/29  4 2 of 4 Flamingo-Earl Bostic

                       1952  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 42  1/12  1 Cry-Johnnie Ray
 re  1/19  6 1 of 6 Fool,Fool,Fool-The Clovers
 re  1/26  4 2 of 4 Flamingo-Earl Bostic
 43  2/9   5 Three O'Clock Blues-B.B. King
 44  3/15  1 Booted-Roscoe Gordon
 45  3/22  6 Night Train-Jimmy Forest
 46  5/3   7 5-10-15 Hours-Ruth Brown
 47  6/21  1 Goin' Home-Fats Domino
 48  6/28  7 6 of 7 Have Mercy,Baby-Dominoes
 49  8/9   6 4 of 6 Lawdy Miss Clawdy-Lloyd Price
 re  9/6   7 1 of 7 Have Mercy,Baby-Dominoes
 50  9/6   1 Ting A-Ling-Clovers
 re  9/13  6 2 of 6 Lawdy Miss Clawdy-Lloyd Price
 51  9/27  9 My Song-Johnny Ace
 52 11/29  1 You Know I Love You-B.B. King
 53 12/6   1 Juke-Little Walter
 54 12/13  2 Five Long Years-Eddie Boyd
 55 12/27  8 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon

                       1953  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 56  2/21  2 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 57  3/7   5 1 of 5 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 re  3/14  2 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 re  3/21  5 4 of 5 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 58  4/18  6 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 59  5/30  2 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 60  6/13  5 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 61  7/18  5 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 62  8/22  4 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 63  9/19  9 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 64 11/21 11 Money Honey-Clyde McPhatter

                        1954  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 65  2/6   1 I'll Be True-Faye Adams
 66  2/13  6 Things That I Used To Do-Guitar Slim
 67  3/27  8 You'll Never Walk Alone-Roy Hamilton
 68  5/22  7 Work With Me,Annie-Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
 69  7/10  8 Honey Love-Drifters
 70  9/4   4 3 of 4 What A Dream-Ruth Brown
 71  9/25  2 Annie Had A Baby-Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
 re 10/9   4 1 of 4  What A Dream-Ruth Brown
 72 10/16  5 Hurts Me To My Heart-Faye Adams
 73 11/20  1 Mambo Baby-Ruth Brown
 74 11/27  9 Hearts Of Stone-Charms

                       1955  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 75  1/29  3 Earth Angel-Penguins
 76  2/19  9 Pledging My Love-Johnny Ace
 77  4/23  4 My Babe-Little Walter
 78  5/21  3 Unchained Melody-Roy Hamilton
 79  6/11 11 Ain't It A Shame-Fats Domino
 80  8/27  9 Maybellene-Chuck Berry
 81 10/29  7 Only You-Platters
 82 12/17  3 Hands Off-Jay McShann

                       1956  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 83  1/7  10 Great Pretender-Platters
 84  3/17  5 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 85  4/21  9 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 86  4/21  9 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 87  6/23  4 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 88  6/23  4 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 89  7/21  3 2 of 3 Fever-Little Willie John
 90  8/4   2 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 91  8/11  1 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 re  8/18  3 1 of 3 Fever-Little Willie John
 92  8/25 13 9 of 13 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 93 10/27  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 94 10/27  1 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 re 11/3  13 3 of 13 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 95 11/24  8 1 of 8 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 re 12/1  13 1 of 13 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 re 12/8   8 7 of 8 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino

                       1957  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
 96  1/26  8 Blue Monday-Fats Domino
 97  1/26  3 What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You)-Fats Domino
 98  3/23  6 I'm Walkin'-Fats Domino
 99  4/29  4 All Shook Up-Elvis Presley
100  5/27  1 School Day-Chuck Berry
101  6/3  12 3 of 12 Young Blood-Coasters
102  6/3  13 Searchin'-Coasters
 re  7/1  12 9 of 12 Young Blood-Coasters
103  9/2   1 (Let Me Be Your)Teddy Bear-Elvis Presley
104  9/2   1 Loving You-Elvis Presley
105  9/9   2 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Jerry Lee Lewis
106  9/23  2 Diana-Paul Anka
107 10/7   2 Honeycomb-Jimmie Rodgers
108 10/21  5 Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley
109 11/11  2 Treat Me Nice-Elvis Presley
110 11/25  6 You Send Me-Sam Cooke

                       1958  
No. Date  TW Song-Artist
111  1/6   5 At The Hop-Danny & The Juniors
112  2/10  4 Get A Job-Silhouettes
113  3/10  3 Sweet Little Sixteen-Chuck Berry
114  3/31  4 Tequila-Champs
115  4/28  3 Twilight Time-Platters
116  5/19  5 All I Have To Do Is Dream-Everly Brothers
117  6/23  7 Yakety Yak-Coasters
118  8/11  2 Patricia-Perez Prado
119  8/25  1 Just A Dream-Jimmy Clanton
120  9/1   4 Little Star-Elegants
121  9/29  3 It's All In The Game-Tommy Edwards

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