NME Singles - 1959


 

Contents:


Top 100 Singles 1959

CWSRPSArtist: Title (Label)
Pos. Pts.Wks.(HP)
199130 (1)Russ Conway: SIDE SADDLE (Columbia)
296423 (1)Cliff Richard with The Drifters: LIVING DOLL (Columbia)
385421 (1)Buddy Holly: IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE / RAINING IN MY HEART (Coral)
481519 (1)Bobby Darin: DREAM LOVER (London)
575215 (1)Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires: (NOW AND THEN THERE'S) A FOOL SUCH AS I / I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT (RCA)
674520 (1)The Platters: SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES (Mercury)
771217 (1)Shirley Bassey: AS I LOVE YOU (MORE AND MORE AND MORE) (Philips)
868514 (1)Cliff Richard & The Shadows: TRAVELLIN' LIGHT (Columbia)
966415 (1)Craig Douglas: ONLY SIXTEEN (Top Rank)
1065019 (1)Russ Conway: ROULETTE (Columbia)
1163616 (1)Bobby Darin: MACK THE KNIFE (London)
1262224 (3)Chris Barber's Jazz Band: PETITE FLEUR (Pye Nixa)
1360811 (1)Emile Ford & The Checkmates: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR? (Pye)
1456416 (2)Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group: THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (Pye Nixa)
1551817 (2)Marty Wilde: A TEENAGER IN LOVE (Philips)
1650720 (3)Ricky Nelson: IT'S LATE (London)
1748414 (1)Jerry Keller: HERE COMES SUMMER (London)
1847612 (1)Elvis Presley: I GOT STUNG / ONE NIGHT (RCA)
1946015 (2)The Everly Brothers: ('TIL) I KISSED YOU (London)
2044517 (3)Paul Anka: LONELY BOY (Columbia)
214438 (1)Adam Faith: WHAT DO YOU WANT? (Parlophone)
2242916 (3)Connie Francis: LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR (MGM)
2340915 (3)Shirley Bassey: KISS ME, HONEY HONEY, KISS ME (Philips)
2440918 (3)Marty Wilde & The Wildcats: DONNA (Philips)
2540215 (3)Anthony Newley: I'VE WAITED SO LONG (Decca)
2639114 (3) Johnny & The Hurricanes: RED RIVER ROCK (London)
2738213 (2)The Teddy Bears: TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM (London)
2837715 (3)Slim Dusty with Dick Carr & his Bushlanders: A PUB WITH NO BEER (Columbia)
2935414 (2) Little Richard: BABY FACE (London)
3034215 (4)Connie Francis: MY HAPPINESS (MGM)
3133611 (1)Jane Morgan: THE DAY THE RAINS CAME / LE JOUR OŽ LA PLUIE VIENDRA (London)
3233512 (3)Marty Wilde: SEA OF LOVE (Philips)
3333215 (6)Johnny Mathis: SOMEONE (Fontana)
343239 (3)Neil Sedaka: OH! CAROL (RCA)
3530212 (3)Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group: DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOUR (ON THE BEDPOST OVERNIGHT?) (Pye Nixa)
3629814 (5)Conway Twitty: MONA LISA (MGM)
3729014 (5)Frankie Vaughan: THE HEART OF A MAN / SOMETIME SOMEWHERE (Philips)
3828714 (7)Lloyd Price: STAGGER LEE (HMV)
3928313 (6)The Browns: THE THREE BELLS (LES TROIS CLOCHES) (RCA)
4028213 (5)Russ Conway: CHINA TEA (Columbia)
4128014 (6)Frank Sinatra with `A BunchOf Kids': HIGH HOPES (Capitol)
4226912 (6)Anthony Newley: PERSONALITY (Decca)
4326913 (6)The Beverley Sisters: THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (Decca)
442687 (1)Conway Twitty: IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (MGM)
4526613 (7)Sarah Vaughan: BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY (Mercury)
4626514 (8)Billy Eckstine: GIGI (Mercury)
472619 (3)The Avons: SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT (Columbia)
4825911 (7)Paul Anka: PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER (Columbia)
4925812 (6)The Coasters: CHARLIE BROWN (London)
5025311 (6)Duane Eddy: PETER GUNN (London)
5125216 (9)Joan Regan: MAY YOU ALWAYS (HMV)
5224616 (13)Perry Como: I KNOW (RCA)
5324513 (6)Eddie Cochran: C'MON EVERYBODY (London)
5424414 (10)Ruby Murray: GOODBYE JIMMY, GOODBYE (Columbia)
5524113 (9)Neil Sedaka: I GO APE (RCA)
562409 (4)Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires: A BIG HUNK O' LOVE / MY WISH CAME TRUE (RCA)
5724013 (10)Paul Anka: (ALL OF A SUDDEN) MY HEART SINGS (Columbia)
5823612 (6)The Everly Brothers: PROBLEMS (London)
5920715 (13)Malcolm Vaughan: WAIT FOR ME (TI DORO) / WILLINGLY (MźLODIE PERDUE) (HMV)
6020412 (10)Perry Como: TOMBOY (RCA)
611908 (6)The Fleetwoods: COME SOFTLY TO ME (London)
621859 (7)Russ Conway: SNOW COACH (Columbia)
631849 (9)Frankie Vaughan & The Kaye Sisters: COME SOFTLY TO ME (Philips)
641819 (6)Frankie Laine: RAWHIDE (Philips)
651776 (2)Jack Good pres. Lord Rockingham's XI: HOOTS MON (Decca)
661759 (10)Cliff Richard with The Drifters: MEAN STREAK (Columbia)
6717410 (9)Lloyd Price: PERSONALITY (HMV)
681737 (4)Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington: TEA FOR TWO CHA-CHA (Brunswick)
6917311 (13)Craig Douglas: A TEENAGER IN LOVE (Top Rank)
701717 (3)Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group: TOM DOOLEY (Pye Nixa)
711679 (9)Floyd Robinson: MAKIN' LOVE (RCA)
721679 (11)Duane Eddy: FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD (London)
7316610 (9)Sandy Nelson: TEEN BEAT (Top Rank)
741619 (10)Bert Weedon: GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE (Top Rank)
7515911 (14)The Everly Brothers: POOR JENNY (London)
761528 (11)Ricky Nelson: JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH (London)
771508 (5)Russ Conway: MORE AND MORE PARTY POPS' MEDLEY (Columbia)
7815011 (15)The McGuire Sisters: MAY YOU ALWAYS (Coral)
7914010 (14)Ricky Nelson: NEVER BE ANYBODY ELSE BUT YOU (London)
8013910 (13)Buddy Holly: PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (Coral)
811388 (11)David Seville & The Chipmunks: RAGTIME COWBOY JOE (London)
821356 (6)Tommy Steele: LITTLE WHITE BULL (Decca)
8313010 (19)Ruby Wright with Dick Pike: THREE STARS (Parlophone)
841298 (14)Dickie Valentine: ONE MORE SUNRISE (MORGEN) (Pye Nixa)
851287 (7)The Kingston Trio: TOM DOOLEY (Capitol)
8612810 (17)Robert Earl: THE WONDERFUL SECRET OF LOVE (Philips)
871207 (10)Winifred Atwell: `PIANO PARTY' MEDLEY (Decca)
881208 (12)Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr: SING LITTLE BIRDIE (Columbia)
891196 (11)Connie Francis: AMONG MY SOUVENIRS (MGM)
9011710 (20)The Everly Brothers: TAKE A MESSAGE TO MARY (London)
911169 (14)Rosemary June: I'LL BE WITH YOU IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME (Pye Int.)
921159 (18)Billy Fury: MAYBE TOMORROW (Decca)
931138 (12)Mike Preston: MR. BLUE (Decca)
941107 (13)Harry Simeone Chorale: THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (Top Rank)
951089 (18)Pat Boone: I'LL REMEMBER TONIGHT (London)
961054 (5)Elmer Bernstein: STACCATO'S THEME (JOHNNY STACCATO) (Capitol)
971057 (14)The Beverley Sisters: LITTLE DONKEY (Decca)
981045 (6)Perry Como: LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO `ROUND (RCA)
991047 (12) Big Bopper: CHANTILLY LACE (Mercury)
1001019 (22) Manuel & his Music of the Mountains [aka Geoff Love & his Orchestra]: THE HONEYMOON SONG (Columbia)
101998 (17)Freddy Cannon: TALLAHASSEE LASSIE (Top Rank)

Top 50 Artists 1959

1958Pos. Pts. No.Wks.Artist/Act
-12316784Russ Conway
-22036761Cliff Richard & The Shadows/Drifters
-31479437Elvis Presley
-41473337Bobby Darin
-51353452Marty Wilde
-61238648Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group
-71121232Shirley Bassey
-81053548Connie Francis
-91036435Buddy Holly
-10972448The Everly Brothers
-11944341Paul Anka
-12893545Ricky Nelson
-13837226Craig Douglas
-14745120The Platters
-15732331Anthony Newley
-16643226Chris Barber's Jazz Band
-17638438Perry Como
-18612435Lloyd Price
-19608111Emile Ford & The Checkmates
-20602532Duane Eddy
-21576322Conway Twitty
-22564222Neil Sedaka
-23535529Frankie Vaughan
-24484114Jerry Keller
-25474324 Little Richard
-2644318Adam Faith
-27433217 Johnny & The Hurricanes
-28382113The Teddy Bears
-29377115Slim Dusty with Dick Carr & his Bushlanders
-30374220The Beverley Sisters
-31356317Johnny Mathis
-32355219The Coasters
-33352320Frank Sinatra
-34347212Jane Morgan
-35322428Pat Boone
-36319418Tommy Steele
-37283113The Browns
-38281216Eddie Cochran
-39268216Ruby Murray
-40266113Sarah Vaughan
-41265114Billy Eckstine
-4226119The Avons
-43252116Joan Regan
-44235217Malcolm Vaughan
-4522129Jack Good pres. Lord Rockingham's XI
-46220216Dickie Valentine
-4719018The Fleetwoods
-48189314Fats Domino
-4918419The Kaye Sisters
-50181211Bert Weedon

Top 15 Labels 1959

'54'55'56'57'58Pos. Pts. ShareNos.Wks.Label/Company
1276111785921.95%51361London
537442668918.68%32266Columbia
12328335489.91%19151Philips
---62431738.86%15123RCA
-129510530218.44%16127Pye Nixa/Int.
21275621886.11%19116Decca
101312-3717124.78%1276MGM
44136815194.24%16104HMV
118101315914223.97%658Mercury
-----1014193.96%864Top Rank
81181091111743.28%545Coral[Vogue-Coral]
35497126831.91%940Capitol
61411814136211.73%422Parlophone
----13144411.23%524Fontana
7651111152760.77%316Brunswick
 

The original underlying chart is © Copyright 1959 by New Musical Express/IPC Ltd., London
This summary is © Copyright 1996 by Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz

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[Created 3.12.1996, last revised 6.01.2004]