Hits of 1959 Yearbook



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Oscar: Best Picture: Ben-Hur
Oscar: Best Actor Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur
Oscar: Best Actress Simone Signoret in Room at the Top
Oscar: Best Song "High Hopes" from A Hole in the Head

16 Candles 2 The Crests

Always 19
Sammy Turner

Among My Souvenirs 7
Connie Francis

Battle Hymn of the Republic 13
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Battle Of New Orleans 1
Johnny Horton
A Big Hunk O' Love 1 Elvis Presley
Charlie Brown 2 The Coasters
The Children's Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) 13 Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra
Come Softly to Me 1 The Fleetwoods

Danny Boy 10
Conway Twitty

Don't You Know 2
Della Reese

Dream Lover 2
Bobby Darin

El Paso 1
Marty Robbins

God Bless America 36
Connie Francis

Handy Man 2
Jimmy Jones

Heartaches By the Number 1
Guy Mitchell

High Hopes 30
Frank Sinatra

I Only Have Eyes For You 11
The Flamingos

(I'll Be with You in) Apple Blossom Time 31
Tab Hunter

If I Didn't Care 20
Connie Francis
In the Mood (instrumental) 4 Ernie Fields' Orchestra
Kansas City 1 Wilbert Harrison

The Little Drummer Boy 15 Harry Simeone Chorale

Love Potion #9 23
The Clovers

Mack the Knife 1
Bobby Darin
May You Always 11 The McGuire Sisters

Misty 12
Johnny Mathis

Mona Lisa 25
Carl Mann

Mona Lisa 29
Conway Twitty

My Melancholy Baby 26
Tommy Edwards

Billy Williams
Only Sixteen 28 Sam Cooke

Only You (and You Alone) (Loin de Vous) (instrumental) 9
Franck Pourcel's French Fiddles

Personality 2
Lloyd Price

Peter Gunn (instrumental) 8
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

Petite Fleur (Little Flower) (instrumental) 5
Chris Barber's Jazz Band

Put Your Head on My Shoulder 2
Paul Anka

Ragtime Cowboy Joe 16
The Chipmunks & David Seville

Scarlett Ribbons (for Her Hair) 13
The Browns

Sea of Love 2
Phil Phillips with The Twilights

See You In September 23
The Tempos

Small World 20
Johnny Mathis

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 1
The Platters

The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) 1
The Browns

'Till There Was You 30
Anita Bryant

Unforgettable 17
Dinah Washington

Venus 1
Frankie Avalon

What A Diff'rence A Day Makes 8
Dinah Washington

The All American Boy 2
Bobby Bare

(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings 15
Paul Anka

Almost Grown 32
Chuck Berry

Along Came Jones 9
The Coasters

Alvin's Harmonica 3
The Chipmunks & David Seville

The Angels Listened In 22
The Crests

Baby Talk 10
Jan & Dean

Back In the U.S.A. 37
Chuck Berry

The Battle Of Kookamonga 14
Homer & Jethro

Be My Guest 8
Fats Domino

Believe Me 26
Royal Teens

The Big Hurt 3
Miss Toni Fisher

Bobby Sox To Stockings 8
Frankie Avalon

Bongo Rock (instrumental) 14
Preston Epps

A Boy Without A Girl 10
Frankie Avalon

Broken-Hearted Melody 7
Sarah Vaughan

C'mon Everybody 35
Eddie Cochran

Caribbean 27
Mitchell Torok

Ciao, Ciao Bambina (instrumental) 24
Jacky Noguez & His Orchestra

The Class 38
Chubby Checker

Come Into My Heart 20
Lloyd Price

Come On and Get Me 29

Come To Me 30
Marv Johnson

Crossfire (instrumental) 23
Johnny & The Hurricanes

Dance With Me 15
The Drifters

Deck of Cards 7
Wink Martindale

Don't Pity Me 40
Dion & The Belmonts

Don't Take Your Guns to Town 32
Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two

Enchanted 12
The Platters

The Enchanted Sea (instrumental) 15
The Islanders

Endlessly 12
Brook Benton

Everybody Likes To Cha Cha Cha 31
Sam Cooke

Fools' Hall of Fame 29
Pat Boone

For A Penny 23
Pat Boone

Forty Miles of Bad Road (instrumental) 9
Duane Eddy & The Rebels

Frankie 9
Connie Francis

Goodbye Baby 8
Jack Scott

Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye 11
Kathy Linden

Gotta Travel On 4
Billy Grammer

Graduation's Here 39
The Fleetwoods

Guess Who 31
Jesse Belvin

Guitar Boogie Shuffle (instrumental) 5
The Virtues

The Hanging Tree 38
Marty Robbins

The Happy Organ (instrumental) 1
Dave "Baby" Cortez

The Happy Reindeer 34
Dancer, Prancer & Nervous

He'll Have to Go 2
Jim Reeves

Heavenly Lover 40
Teresa Brewer

Here Comes Summer 14
Jerry Keller

Hey Little Girl 20
Dee Clark

High School U.S.A. 28
Tommy Facenda

Hound Dog Man 9

Hushabye 20
The Mystics

I Ain't Never 24
Webb Pierce

I Cried a Tear 6
LaVern Baker

I Got a Wife 24
The Mark IV

I Loves You, Porgy 18
Nina Simone

I Miss You So 33
Paul Anka

I Need Your Love Tonight 4
Elvis Presley

I Waited Too Long 33
LaVern Baker

I Wanna Be Loved 20
Ricky Nelson

I Want To Walk You Home 8
Fats Domino

I'll Be Satisfied 20
Jackie Wilson

I'm a Hog for You 38
The Coasters

I'm a Man 31

I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday 17
Fats Domino

I'm Gonna Get Married 3
Lloyd Price

I'm Movin' On 40
Ray Charles

I'm Never Gonna Tell 36
Jimmie Rodgers

I'm Ready 16
Fats Domino

I've Been Around 33
Fats Domino

I've Come of Age 28
Billy Storm

I've Had It 6
The Bell Notes

If I Give My Heart To You 34
Kitty Kallen

If I Had a Girl 31
Rod Lauren

(If You Cry) True Love, True Love 33
The Drifters

It Doesn't Matter Anymore 13
Buddy Holly

It Was I 11
Skip & Flip

It's Just A Matter Of Time 3
Brook Benton

It's Late 9
Ricky Nelson

It's Time To Cry 4
Paul Anka

Just a Little Too Much 9
Ricky Nelson

Just As Much As Ever 32
Bob Beckham

Just Ask Your Heart 7
Frankie Avalon

Just Keep It Up 18
Dee Clark

Kissin' Time 11
Bobby Rydell

Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) 4
Edward Byrnes with Connie Stevens

Lavender-Blue 3
Sammy Turner

Lipstick On Your Collar 5
Connie Francis

Little Dipper (instrumental) 30
Mickey Mozart Quintet (Robert Maxwell)

Little Space Girl 20
Jesse Lee Turner

Little Things Mean a Lot 35
Joni James

Living Doll 30
Cliff Richard & The Drifters

Lonely Blue Boy 6
Conway Twitty

Lonely Boy 1
Paul Anka

Lonely for You 24
Gary Stites

The Lonely One (instrumental) 23
Duane Eddy

Lonely Street 5
Andy Williams

Lonely Teardrops 7
Jackie Wilson

Lucky Devil 25
Carl Dobkins, Jr.

Lucky Ladybug 14
Billy & Lillie

M.T.A. 15
The Kingston Trio

Makin' Love 20
Floyd Robinson

Marina 31
Rocco Granata & The International Quartet

Mary Lou 26
Ronnie Hawkins

Midnight Stroll 35
The Revels

Mighty Good 38
Ricky Nelson

Morgen 13
Ivo Robic & The Songmasters

The Morning Side Of the Mountain 27
Tommy Edwards

Mr. Blue 1
The Fleetwoods

The Mummy 39
Bob McFadden & Dor

My Happiness 2
Connie Francis

My Heart Is an Open Book 3
Carl Dobkins, Jr.

My Own True Love 33
Jimmy Clanton

My Wish Came True 12
Elvis Presley

Never Be Anyone Else But You 6
Ricky Nelson

No Other Arms, No Other Lips 27
The Chordettes

Nobody But You 21
Dee Clark

Not One Minute More 16
Della Reese

(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I 2
Elvis Presley

Oh! Carol 9
Neil Sedaka

Pink Shoe Laces 3
Dodie Stevens

Plain Jane 38
Bobby Darin

Please Mr. Sun 11
Tommy Edwards

Poison Ivy 7
The Coasters

Poor Jenny 22
The Everly Brothers

Pretty Blue Eyes 9
Steve Lawrence

Pretty Girls Everywhere 36
Eugene Church

Primrose Lane 8
Jerry Wallace with The Jewels

Quiet Village (instrumental) 4
The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny & His Orchestra

Raw-Hide (instrumental) 23
Link Wray and The Wraymen

Red River Rock (instrumental) 5
Johnny & The Hurricanes

Red River Rose 37
The Ames Brothers

Reveille Rock (instrumental) 25
Johnny & The Hurricanes

Ring-a-Ling-a-Lario 32
Jimmie Rodgers

Robbin' the Cradle 25
Tony Bellus

Rocka-Conga 38
The Applejacks

Running Bear 1
Johnny Preston

Say Man 20
Bo Diddley

Sea Cruise 14
Frankie Ford

Seven Little Girls Sitting In the Back Seat 9
Paul Evans & The Curls

She Say (Oom Dooby Doom) 18
The Diamonds

Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop 24
Little Anthony & The Imperials

Since I Don't Have You 12
The Skyliners

Since You've Been Gone 38
Clyde McPhatter

Six Nights a Week 28
The Crests

Sleep Walk (instrumental) 1
Santo & Johnny

So Close 38
Brook Benton

So Fine 11
The Fiestas

So Many Ways 6
Brook Benton

Some Kind-a Earthquake (instrumental) 37
Duane Eddy

Someone 35
Johnny Mathis

Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) 2
The Impalas

Stagger Lee 1
Lloyd Price

Story of My Love 28
Conway Twitty

Sweeter Than You 9
Ricky Nelson

Take A Message To Mary 16
The Everly Brothers

Talk That Talk 34
Jackie Wilson

Tall Cool One (instrumental) 36
The Wailers

Tall Paul 7
Annette with The Afterbeats

Tallahassee Lassie 6
Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon

Tear Drop (instrumental) 23
Santo & Johnny

Teen Beat (instrumental) 4
Sandy Nelson

The Teen Commandments 29
Paul Anka / George Hamilton IV / Johnny Nash

A Teenager In Love 5
Dion & The Belmonts

Tell Him No 8
Travis & Bob

Thank You Pretty Baby 16
Brook Benton

That's Why (I Love You So) 13
Jackie Wilson

The Tijuana Jail 12
The Kingston Trio

There Goes My Baby 2
The Drifters

There Must Be a Way 33
Joni James

This Friendly World 12

This I Swear 26
The Skyliners

This Should Go On Forever 20
Rod Bernard

Three Stars 11
Tommy Dee with Carol Kay & The Teen-Aires

Tiger 3

('Til) I Kissed You 4
The Everly Brothers

Tomboy 29
Perry Como

Torquay (instrumental) 39
The Fireballs

Tragedy 5
Thomas Wayne with The DeLons

Tucumcari 32
Jimmie Rodgers

Turn Me Loose 9

Twixt Twelve and Twenty 17
Pat Boone

Uh! Oh! (Part 2) 14
The Nutty Squirrels

The Village of St. Bernadette 7
Andy Williams

Waterloo 4
Stonewall Jackson

The Way I Walk 35
Jack Scott

We Got Love 6
Bobby Rydell

What Is Love? 15
The Playmates

What'd I Say (Part 1) 6
Ray Charles

Where Were You (on Our Wedding Day)? 23
Lloyd Price

Whole Lotta Loving 6
Fats Domino

Why 1
Frankie Avalon

With Open Arms 39
Jane Morgan

With the Wind and the Rain In Your Hair 21
Pat Boone

The Wonder of You 25
Ray Peterson

Wonderful You 40
Jimmie Rodgers

Woo-Hoo (instrumental) 16

A Worried Man 20
The Kingston Trio

Yep! (instrumental) 30
Duane Eddy

You Better Know It 37
Jackie Wilson

You Got What it Takes 10
Marv Johnson

You Were Mine 21

You're Gonna Miss Me 34
Connie Francis

You're So Fine 17
The Falcons