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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1955 ((National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Record Ch PDF Print E-mail
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Jun 22, 2016 at 01:51 PM
BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1955
((National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Record Charts) (Barry Kowal)










No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 ONLY YOU (AND YOU ALONE)-PLATTERS-OCTOBER 1620 
  2 AIN'T THAT A SHAME-FATS DOMINO-June 1432 
  3 PLEDGING MY LOVE-JOHNNY ACE-February 990 
  4 I'VE GOT A WOMAN-RAY CHARLES-March 986 
  5 EARTH ANGEL-PENGUINS-January 978 
  6 MAYBELLENE-CHUCK BERRY-August 972 
  7 SINCERELY-MOONGLOWS-January 958 
  8 FEEL SO GOOD-Shirley & Lee-November 890 
  9 MY BABE-Little Walter-April 886 
 10 THE WALLFLOWER-Etta James-March 880 
 11 Hands Off-Jay Mcshann, Priscilla Bowman-December 848 
 12 I Hear You Knocking-Smiley Lewis-October 814 
 13 Everyday-Count Basie-August 812 
 14 Unchained Melody-Roy Hamilton-May 768 
 15 It's Love Baby-Louis Brooks & The Hi-toppers-August 764 
 16 All Around The World-Little Willie John-October 750 
 17 Don't Be Angry-Nappy Brown-May 726 
 18 Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley-June 724 
 19 Soldier Boy-Four Fellows-July 712 
 20 Tweedle Dee-Lavern Baker-January 708 
 21 Unchained Melody-Al Hibbler-May 654 
 22 What'cha Gonna Do-Drifters-May 654 
 23 Flip Flop And Fly-Joe Turner-May 652 
 24 Come Back-Ray Charles-April 636 
 25 A Story Untold-Nutmegs-July 630 
 26 At My Front Door-El Dorados-October 616 
 27 Why Don't You Write Me?-Jacks-September 614 
 28 Steamboat-Drifters-December 612 
 29 Poor Me-Fats Domino-December 608 
 30 Adorable-Drifters-December 600 
 31 Fool For You-Ray Charles-July 600 
 32 All By Myself-Fats Domino-October 552 
 33 Ling, Ting, Tong-Five Keys-January 538 
 34 Rock Around The Clock-Bill Haley & The Comets-August 508 
 35 Play It Fair-Lavern Baker-December 490 
 36 Don't Start Me Talkin'-Sonny Boy Williams-October 446 
 37 Walking The Blues-Jack Dupree & Mr. Bear-September 446 
 38 Close Your Eyes-Five Keys-April 438 
 39 Bop Ting-a Ling-Lavern Baker-June 436 
 40 I'm A Man-Bo Diddley-June 434 
 41 Teach Me Tonight-Dinah Washington-January 398 
 42 Ling, Ting, Tong-Charms-January 378 
 43 As Long As I'm Moving-Ruth Brown-June 364 
 44 Door Is Still Open-Cardinals-May 354 
 45 This Little Girl Of Mine-Ray Charles-July 334 
 46 You Don't Have To Go-Jimmy Reed-April 310 
 47 Ko Ko Mo-Gene & Eunice-February 308 
 48 That's All I Need-Lavern Baker-June 298 
 49 Hurt-Roy Hamilton-January 294 
 50 Seventeen-Boyd Bennett & The Rockets-August 288 
 51 White Christmas-Drifters-January 278 
 52 Johnny Has Gone-Varetta Dillard-March 270 
 53 I Can't Go On (This Way)-Fats Domino-December 270 
 54 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)-Chuck Berry-November 270 
 55 Most Of All-Moonglows-April 268 
 56 Two Hearts-Charms-April 234 
 57 Lonely Nights-Hearts-April 226 
 58 I Can See Everybody's Baby-Ruth Brown-June 194 
 59 Hide And Seek-Joe Turner-September 184 
 60 Rollin' Stone-Marigolds-June 184 
 61 Blackjack-Ray Charles-October 174 
 62 Anymore-Johnny Ace-August 170 
 63 Everyday I Have The Blues-B.b. King-January 162 
 64 Don't You Know?-Fats Domino-April 144 
 65 I Diddie-Dinah Washington-June 138 
 66 Greenbacks-Ray Charles-October 130 
 67 Manish Boy-Muddy Waters-July 128 
 68 That's All I Want From You-Dinah Washington-March 124 
 69 Dim, Dim The Lights-Bill Haley & The Comets-February 116 
 70 Ten Long Years-B.b. King-October 110 
 71 Good Rockin' Daddy-Etta James-November 108 
 72 Don't Take It So Hard-Earl King-September 108 
 73 This Is My Story-Gene & Eunice-July 104 
 74 If It's The Last Thing I Do-Dinah Washington-June 104 
 75 It's Love Baby-Ruth Brown-September 102 
 76 Pitter Patter-Nappy Brown-July 76 
 77 Diddley Daddy-Bo Diddley-July 76 
 78 Sugar Sweet-Muddy Waters-December 74 
 79 When You Dance-Turbans-December 72 
 80 Smokey Joe's Cafe-Robins-December 70 
 81 Chop Chop Boom-Danderliers-April 68 
 82 It's Love, Baby-Midnighters-September 42 
 83 I Concentrate On You-Dinah Washington-October 40 
 84 Adorable-Colts-October 40 
 85 At My Front Door-Pat Boone-November 38 
 86 (Gotta Go) Upside Your Head-Buddy Johnson, Ella Johnson-February 36 
 87 He-Al Hibbler-October 36 
 88 You Painted Pictures-Spaniels-October 36 
 89 Henry's Got Flat Feet-Midnighters-June 34 
 90 Blue Velvet-Clovers-April 34 
 91 Forgive This Fool-Roy Hamilton-July 34 
 92 You Might Have Told Me-Dinah Washington-November 34 

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