Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

The fifties : 1955

Reply

The fifties : 1955

Hi my name is Fred

I have a mission : that is to create a large music library on spotify with playlists per year based on what songs were in the charts that year.

Good or bad songs, it doesn’t matter. If it is in the charts of that year, it’s in de playlist of that year.

The playlists from 1957 – 1964 will be based on the monthly charts of the (not existing anymore) dutch magazine ‘Muziek Parade’ and 'The UK charts Top 30'.

The playlist for 1956 will be based on the monthly charts of the Hitparade Nederland from Elsevier and 'The UK charts Top 30'.

Playlists from 1955 and before will be based on 'The UK charts Top 20'.

The playlists from 1965 till now, will be based on the charts of ‘De Nederlandse Top 40’.

I already created playlists for 1956 – 1975.

I just created the playlist ‘The fifties : 1955’ 

I start with the songs from week 1 of january 1955. Then I add only the songs that entered the chart the next weeks after week 1. 

 

Here they are:

'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 1, 7 of January 1955

01 DICKIE VALENTINE WITH THE STARGAZERS - THE FINGER OF SUSPICION
02 WINIFRED ATWELL - LET'S HAVE ANOTHER PARTY
03 ROSEMARY CLOONEY AND THE MELLOMEN - MAMBO ITALIANO
04 BILLY ECKSTINE - NO ONE BUT YOU
05 DAVID WHITFIELD - SANTO NATALE
06 RONNIE HILTON - I STILL BELIEVE
07 DON CORNELL - HOLD MY HAND
08 RUBY MURRAY - HEARTBEAT
09 DICKIE VALENTINE - MR SANDMAN
10 BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS - SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
11 CHORDETTES - MR SANDMAN
12 BILLIE ANTHONY - THIS OLE HOUSE
13 ALMA COGAN - I CAN'T TELL A WALTZ FROM A TANGO
14 VERA LYNN - MY SON MY SON
15 FOUR ACES - MR SANDMAN
16 ROSEMARY CLOONEY - THIS OLE HOUSE
17 BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS - ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
18 BING CROSBY - COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF SHEEP
19 FRANKIE LAINE AND THE FOUR LADS - RAIN RAIN RAIN
20 RONNIE HILTON - VENI VIDI VICI

 

The fifties : 1955 

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

10 Replies

Hi Folks,

Today I cover weeks 2 to 5. Only newbies now. 12 in total to be exactly.

Here they are:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 2, 14 of January 1955
16 CHARLIE KUNZ - PIANO MEDLEY NO 114

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 3, 21 of January 1955
14 SUZI MILLER AND THE JOHNSTON BROTHERS - HAPPY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS
15 TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD - GIVE ME YOUR WORD
16 MAX BYGRAVES - MR SANDMAN
19 EDDIE FISHER - I NEED YOU NOW

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 4, 28 of January 1955
09 RUBY MURRAY - SOFTLY SOFTLY
14 FRANKIE VAUGHAN - HAPPY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS
20 DEAN MARTIN - THE NAUGHTY LADY OF SHADY LANE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 5, 4 of February 1955
09 AMES BROTHERS - THE NAUGHTY LADY OF SHADY LANE
13 MARIO LANZA - DRINKING SONG
14 DEAN MARTIN - MAMBO ITALIANO
16 RUBY MURRAY - HAPPY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

 

Hi, I'm back again. Still irregular because of I'm very short in time nowadays. Very busy. But I'll do my best.

Today I bring you the newbees of weeks of 6 to 10 of 1955. One song pops out in those weeks: Let me go lover. It's performed by 4 artists. Also the song "A blossom fell" is performed by 3 different artists.

Well here is the complete list :

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 6, 11 of February 1955
11 TERESA BREWER WITH THE LANCERS - LET ME GO LOVER
13 DAVID WHITFIELD WITH MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA - BEYOND THE STARS
15 RAY BURNS - MOBILE
16 MANTOVANI - LONELY BALLERINA
20 DE CASTRO SISTERS - TEACH ME TONIGHT

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 7, 18 of February 1955
15 DICKIE VALENTINE - A BLOSSOM FELL
16 JOAN WEBER - LET ME GO LOVER
17 PETULA CLARK - MAJORCA
18 MARIO LANZA - I'LL WALK WITH GOD

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 8, 25 of February 1955
13 NAT KING COLE - A BLOSSOM FELL
16 DEAN MARTIN - LET ME GO LOVER

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 9, 4 of March 1955
14 RUBY MURRAY - LET ME GO LOVER
20 STARGAZERS - SOMEBODY

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 10, 11 of March 1955
16 RONNIE HILTON - A BLOSSOM FELL
19 JOHNNY BRANDON AND THE PHANTOMS - TOMORROW
20 FRANKIE LAINE - IN THE BEGINNING

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

 

Hey nice you are reading this.
Today it is about weeks 11 to 15 of 1955. A total of 12 newbees were registered in the UK charts.

Here they are :

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 11, 18 of March 1955
16 EDDIE FISHER - (I'M ALWAYS HEARING) WEDDING BELLS
17 RUBY MURRAY WITH ANNE WARREN - IF ANYONE FINDS THIS I LOVE YOU

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 12, 25 of March 1955
12 PEREZ 'PREZ' PRADO AND HIS ORCHESTRA - CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE
20 JOAN REGAN - PRIZE OF GOLD

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 13, 1 of April 1955
13 EARTHA KITT - UNDER THE BRIDGES OF PARIS
20 MCGUIRE SISTERS - NO MORE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 14, 8 of April 1955
11 EDDIE CALVERT - CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE
13 DORIS DAY - READY, WILLING AND ABLE
15 JOHNNIE RAY - IF YOU BELIEVE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 15, 15 of April 1955
10 TONY BENNETT - STRANGER IN PARADISE
14 BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS - MAMBO ROCK
18 CREW CUTS - EARTH ANGEL

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

Hey you,
I like you are reading this. Today I have 13 songs for you from 1955. All are new entries in the weeks 16 to 20. I am sleepy, so I keep it short. Here they are:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 16, 22 of April 1955
11 TONY MARTIN - STRANGER IN PARADISE
17 FRANKIE VAUGHAN - TWEEDLE DEE
19 MARIO LANZA - SERENADE
20 GEORGIA GIBBS - TWEEDLE DEE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 17, 29 of April 1955
14 INK SPOTS - MELODY OF LOVE
20 BING CROSBY - STRANGER IN PARADISE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 18, 6 of May 1955
14 JIMMY YOUNG - UNCHAINED MELODY
19 JOAN AND RUSTY REGAN - OPEN UP YOUR HEART

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 19, 13 of May 1955
11 AL HIBBLER - UNCHAINED MELODY
17 LES BAXTER - UNCHAINED MELODY
19 EDDIE CALVERT - STRANGER IN PARADISE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 20, 20 of May 1955
16 FOUR ACES - STRANGER IN PARADISE
19 ROSEMARY CLOONEY AND THE MELLOMEN - WHERE WILL THE DIMPLE BE?

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

 

Hey you people,

 

Today only 10 songs, nothing more in weeks 21 to 25. Not much newcomers then.

Here they are:

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 21, 27 of May 1955
17 ALMA COGAN - DREAMBOAT
20 CYRIL STAPLETON - ELEPHANT TANGO

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 22, 3 of June 1955
15 JOE 'MR PIANO' HENDERSON - SING IT WITH JOE
16 DICKIE VALENTINE - I WONDER
19 STARGAZERS - THE CRAZY OTTO RAG

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 23, 10 of June 1955
13 FRANK SINATRA - YOU MY LOVE
19 JUDY GARLAND - THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 24, 17 of June 1955
19 JANE FROMAN - I WONDER

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 25, 24 of June 1955
14 FRANKIE LAINE WITH THE MELLOMEN - COOL WATER
16 BARBARA LYON - STOWAWAY

 

The songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

Hi you all,

Here's an update of my 1955 playlist based on the UK singles chart. This time I cover weeks 26 to 30. Only 9 songs entered the charts. Here they are:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 26, 01 of July 1955
16 RUBY MURRAY - EVERMORE
17 MALCOLM VAUGHAN - EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 27, 8 of July 1955
18 DAVID WHITFIELD - EV'RYWHERE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 28, 15 of July 1955
10 SLIM WHITMAN - ROSE MARIE
14 MCGUIRE SISTERS - SINCERELY
15 FRANKIE LAINE - STRANGE LADY IN TOWN

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 29, 22 of July 1955
20 FIVE SMITH BROTHERS - I'M IN FAVOUR OF FRIENDSHIP

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 30, 29 of July 1955
18 EDDIE CALVERT - JOHN AND JULIE
20 SLIM WHITMAN - INDIAN LOVE CALL

 

The songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

 

Hé hello,

new songs added for weeks 31 to 35. Here they are:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 31, 5 of August 1955
12 FRANK SINATRA - LEARNIN' THE BLUES

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 32, 12 of August 1955
20 FERKO STRING BAND - ALABAMA JUBILEE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 33, 19 of August 1955
16 CATERINA VALENTE - THE BREEZE AND I

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 34, 26 of August 1955
18 NAT KING COLE - MY ONE SIN
20 RAY BURNS WITH THE CORONETS - THAT'S HOW A LOVE SONG WAS BORN

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 35, 2 of September 1955
18 FRANK SINATRA - NOT AS A STRANGER
19 JOE 'MR PIANO' HENDERSON - SING IT AGAIN WITH JOE

 

The songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

Hey there,

 

I got some new songs for you from 1955. I added them to my 1955 playlist.

It's a total of 16 songs. They all entered the UK-charts in weeks 36 to 40.

Hope you will like them.

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 36, 9 of September 1955
12 STARGAZERS - CLOSE THE DOOR
14 SAMMY DAVIS JR. - LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
20 DORIS DAY - LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 37, 16 of September 1955
15 JIMMY YOUNG - THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
18 TONY BENNETT - CLOSE YOUR EYES

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 38, 23 of September 1955
15 SLIM WHITMAN - CHINA DOLL
16 CYRIL STAPLETON ORCHESTRA WITH JULIE DAWN - BLUE STAR (THE MEDIC THEME)
17 ALMA COGAN - THE BANJO'S BACK IN TOWN
19 AL MARTINO - THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
20 CHARLIE APPLEWHITE - BLUE STAR (THE MEDIC THEME)

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 39, 30 of September 1955
16 SAMMY DAVIS JR. - THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
17 ROSEMARY CLOONEY - HEY THERE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 40, 7 of October 1955
09 MITCH MILLER - THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
11 JOHNSTON BROTHERS - HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY
17 LITA ROZA - HEY THERE
19 SAMMY DAVIS JR. - HEY THERE

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

Hey there,

 

I finally got some time again to add some songs to my 1955 playlist. This time these songs entered the UK chart in the weeks 40 to 45. Here they are:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 41, 14 of October 1955
16 JOHNNIE RAY - HEY THERE
19 RUBY MURRAY - I'LL COME WHEN YOU CALL
20 ALMA COGAN - GO ON BY

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 42, 21 of October 1955
17 DORIS DAY - I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU
18 CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - THE DAMBUSTERS MARCH
19 GARY MILLER - THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 43, 28 of October 1955
18 JOHNNIE RAY - SONG OF THE DREAMER
20 RON GOODWIN - BLUE STAR (THE MEDIC THEME)

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 44, 4 of November 1955
16 DON LANG - CLOUDBURST
18 WINIFRED ATWELL - LET'S HAVE A DING DONG

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 45, 11 of November 1955
15 RONNIE HILTON - THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
16 FRANKIE LAINE - HUMMING BIRD
17 STARGAZERS - TWENTY TINY FINGERS

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

 

Hey guys & girls,

My last entry for 1955. Yes folks we are reaching the end of year 1955. I'll cover the new entries in weeks 46 to 57 this time.
What year will be next???? 1976. Looking forward to it.
But first let's end with 1955:

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 46, 18 of November 1955
11 FOUR ACES - LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
19 MAX BYGRAVES - MEET ME ON THE CORNER
20 PAT BOONE - AIN'T THAT A SHAME

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 47, 25 of November 1955
12 DICKIE VALENTINE - CHRISTMAS ALPHABET
16 SINGING DOGS - THE SINGING DOGS (MEDLEY)
17 DAVID WHITFIELD WITH MANTOVANI AND HIS ORCHESTRA - WHEN YOU LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE
18 PETULA CLARK - SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY
20 FRANKIE LAINE - HAWKEYE

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 48, 2 of December 1955
19 LEE LAWRENCE - SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY
20 FRANKIE VAUGHAN - SEVENTEEN

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 49, 9 of December 1955
17 HARRY SECOMBE - ON WITH THE MOTLEY
19 BIG BEN BANJO BAND - LET'S GET TOGETHER AGAIN
20 JO STAFFORD - SUDDENLY THERE'S A VALLEY

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 50, 16 of December 1955
17 ALMA COGAN - TWENTY TINY FINGERS
19 ANNE SHELTON - ARRIVEDERCI DARLING
20 DICKIE VALENTINE - THE OLD PIANNA RAG

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 51, 23 of December 1955
13 ALMA COGAN - NEVER DO A TANGO WITH AN ESKIMO
16 BOYD BENNETT AND HIS ROCKETS - SEVENTEEN
19 JIMMY YOUNG - SOMEONE ON YOUR MIND

 

New in 'The UK Singles Chart Top 20', week 52, 30 of December 1955
09 JOHNSTON BROTHERS AND THE GEORGE CHISHOLM SOUR-NOTE SIX - JOIN IN AND SING AGAIN
21 BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS - ROCK-A-BEATIN' BOOGIE
24 PERRY COMO - TINA MARIE
25 EVE BOSWELL - PICKIN' A CHICKEN

 

The songs in red are not available on Spotify.

 

Have Fun & Enjoy,

FreddyAxe.

Suggested posts