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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (USA) TOP 100 OF 1959 (Top 40) PDF Print E-mail
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Sep 20, 2017 at 10:07 PM

  3-SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES-PLATTERS-MERCURY-January                         714
  4-DONNA-RITCHIE VALENS-Delfi-March                                         703
  5-MR.BLUE-FLEETWOODS-Dolton-November                                       691
  6-HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER-GUY  MITCHELL-Columbia-December                 660
  7-LONELY BOY-PAUL ANKA-ABC Paramount-July                                  647
  8-PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-October             641
  9-VENUS-Frankie Avalon-Chancellor-March                                    637
 10-STAGGER LEE-Lloyd Price-ABC Paramount-March                              627
 11-Three Bells-Browns-RCA-September                                         619
 12-A Lover's Question-Clyde McPhatter-Atlantic-February                     595
 13-Dream Lover-Bobby Darin-Atco-June                                        584
 14-Sleep Walk-Santo & Johnny-Canadian American-September                    579
 15-Don't You Know-Della Reese-RCA-December                                  573
 16-Sixteen Candles-Crests-Coed-February                                     572
 17-Personality-Lloyd Price-ABC Paramount-June                               572
 18-My Heart Is An Open Book-Carl Dobkins,Jr.-Decca-August                   567
 19-Why-Frankie Avalon-Chancellor-December                                   553
 20-Come Softly To Me-Fleetwoods-Dolton-May                                  549
 21-Pink Shoe Laces-Dodie Stevens-Crystalette-April                          547
 22-The Happy Organ-Dave "Baby" Cortez-Clock-May                             542
 23-My Happiness-Connie Francis-MGM-February                                 531
 24-(Til) I Kissed You-Everly Brothers-Cadence-October                       530
 25-Gotta Travel On-Billy Grammer-Monument-January                           522
 26-Kansas City-Wilbert Harrison-Fury-May                                    521
 27-Charlie Brown-Coasters-Atco-April                                        513
 28-Teen Beat-Sandy Nelson-Original Sound-October                            508
 29-Sea Of Love-Phil Phillips-Mercury-September                              504
 30-Lonely Teardrops-Jackie Wilson-Brunswick-February                        488
 31-I'm Gonna Get Married-Lloyd Price-ABC Paramount-September                477
 32-In The Mood-Ernie Fields-Rendezvous-December                             467
 33-Lavender Blue-Sammy Turner-Big Top-August                                464
 34-Sorry I Ran All The Way Home-Impalas-Cub-May                             460
 35-Primrose Lane-Jerry Wallace-Challenge-November                           458
 36-There Goes My Baby-Drifters-Atlantic-June                                456
 37-Red River Rock-Johnny & The Hurricanes-Warwick-September                 452
 38-A Big Hunk 'O Love-Elvis Presley-RCA-August                              450
 39-Quiet Village-Martin Denny-Liberty-June                                  449
 40-It's Just A Matter Of Time-Brook Benton-Mercury-April                    448
 41-Lipstick On Your Collar-Connie Francis-MGM-July                          446
 42-A Teenager In Love-Dion & The Belmonts-Laurie-May                        444
 43-We Got Love-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-December                                  443
 44-Lonely Street-Andy Williams-Cadence-November                             435
 45-Guitar Boogie Shuffle-Virtues-Hunt-May                                   430
 46-Waterloo-Stonewall Jackson-Columbia-July                                 428
 47-A Fool Such As I-Elvis Presley-RCA-April                                 427
 48-All American Boy-Bill Parsons-Fraternity-February                        425
 49-Tragedy-Thomas Payne-Fernwood-April                                      425
 50-So Many Ways-Brook Benton-Mercury-November                               415
 51-The Chipmunk Song-David Seville & The Chipmunks-Liberty-January          410
 52-Hawaiian Wedding Song-Andy Williams-Cadence-February                     405
 53-Poison Ivy-Coasters-Atco-June                                            401
 54-It's Time To Cry-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-December                        400
 55-Never Be Anyone Else But You-Ricky Nelson-Imperial-April                 400
 56-Tallahassee Lassie-Freddy Cannon-Swan-July                               399
 57-Whole Lotta Loving-Fats Domino-Imperial-January                          395
 58-Kookie,Kookie(Lend Me Your Comb)-Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens-WB-May      394
 59-Deck Of Cards-Wink Martindale-Dot-November                               394
 60-What A Difference A Day Makes-Dinah Washington-Mercury-August            364
 61-Tiger-Fabian-Chancellor-July                                             361
 62-I Cried A Tear-LaVern Baker-Atlantic-March                               358
 63-Peter Gunn Theme-Ray Anthony-Capitol-March                               357
 64-Alvin's Harmonica-David Seville & Chimpmunks-Liberty-March               350
 65-What'd I Say-Ray Charles-Atlantic-August                                 350
 66-Just Ask Your Heart-Frankie Avalon-Chancellor-November                   349
 67-Broken Hearted Melody-Sarah Vaughan-Mercury-September                    344
 68-I Need Your Love Tonight-Elvis Presley-RCA-April                         340
 69-I've Had It-Bell Notes-Time-March                                        342
 70-Goodbye Baby-Jack Scott-Carlton-February                                 337
 71-Turn Me Loose-Fabian-Chancellor-May                                      333
 72-Forty Miles Of Bad Road-Duane Eddy-Jamie-August                          331
 73-Manhattan Spiritual-Reg Owen-Palette-February                            327
 74-Only You-Franck Pourcel-Capitol-June                                     318
 75-Petite Fleur-Chris Barber's Jazz Band-Laurie-March                       316
 76-I Want To Walk You Home-Fats Domino-Imperial-September                   313
 77-Oh! Carol-Neil Sedaka-RCA-December                                       312
 78-Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat-Paul Evans & Curls-November  309
 79-Tall Paul-Annette & The Afterbeats-Disneyland-March                      305
 80-Frankie-Connie Francis-MGM-July                                          301
 81-Danny Boy-Conway Twitty-MGM-December                                     291
 82-Enchanted-Platters-Mercury-May                                           280
 83-I Only Have Eyes For You-Flamingos-End-July                              264
 84-So Fine-Fiestas-Old Town-June                                            258
 85-Little Drummer Boy-Harry Simeone Chorale-20th Century-December           257
 86-Kissin' Time-Bobby Rydell-Cameo-September                                254
 87-May You Always-McGuire Sisters-Coral-January                             243
 88-Misty-Johnny Mathis-Columbia-December                                    242
 89-Since I Don't Have You-Skyliners-Calico-April                            235
 90-It Was I-Skip & Flip-Brent-September                                     232
 91-Morgen-Ivo Robic-Laurie-September                                        214
 92-Sea Cruise-Frankie Ford-Ace-April                                        213
 93-Scarlet Ribbons(For Her Hair)-Browns-RCA-December                        213
 94-(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings-Paul Anka-ABC Paramount-February        212
 95-Thank You,Pretty Baby-Brook Benton-Mercury-August                        186
 96-You're So Fine-Falcons-Unart-July                                        171
 97-Diary-Neil Sedaka-RCA-January                                            168
 98-I Love You,Porgy-Nina Simone-Bethlehem-October                           160
 99-Makin' Love-Floyd Robinson-RCA-October                                   152
100-You Were Mine-Fireflies-Ribbon-November                                  146
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