America's Number Ones Of The 50's (CD)

SKU: ACFCD7501

Price:
$ 27.20

Description

This exclusive 5-CD collection brings together every Number One in the US record charts of the 1950s as published in Billboard. It uses the 'Best Sellers in Stores' chart as well as the Top 100 and Hot 100 when they were launched. The 124 tracks chart the course of a momentous decade in popular music with the familiar domain of the traditional artists of dance bands, variety, radio and the movies being overtaken by the rock 'n' roll phenomenon, as mass media gave the baby boom generation a voice while the world emerged from post-war austerity. It's an extraordinary, fascinating and hugely entertaining kaleidoscope of popular music. For British and European audiences, it highlights both the influence the US charts had over what happened in the UK and also some of the differences between the markets, offering not only insight into the eclectic melting-pot of musical genres in the USA, but also some collectable tracks that never saw the light of day in Britain. Needless to say, it features some of the biggest names and landmark recordings of the post-war era, and will be a fantastic souvenir to remind those of a certain age of their wider musical roots.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Gene Autry - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • The Andrews Sisters - I Can Dream, Can't I'
  • The Ames Brothers - Rag Mop
  • Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  • Teresa Brewer - Music! Music! Music!
  • Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake)
  • Anton Karas - Theme from 'The Third Man'
  • Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa
  • Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers - Goodnight, Irene
  • Sammy Kaye - Harbour Lights
  • Phil Harris - The Thing
  • Patti Page - The Tennessee Waltz
  • Perry Como - If
  • Mario Lanza - Be My Love
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford - How High the Moon
  • Nat King Cole - Too Young
  • Rosemary Clooney - Come on-a My House
  • Tony Bennett - Because of You
  • Tony Bennett - Cold, Cold Heart
  • Eddy Howard - (It's No) Sin
  • Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads - Cry
  • Kay Starr - Wheel of Fortune
  • Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
  • Al Martino - Here in My Heart
  • Percy Faith - Delicado
Disc 2:
  • Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
  • Jo Stafford - You Belong to Me
  • Patti Page - I Went to Your Wedding
  • Johnny Standley - It's in the Book (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Joni James - Why Don't You Believe Me'
  • Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Perry Como - Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  • Teresa Brewer - Till I Waltz Again with You
  • Patti Page - The Doggie in the Window
  • Percy Faith - The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
  • Eddie Fisher - I'm Walking Behind You
  • Les Paul and Mary Ford - Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)
  • Stan Freberg - St. George and the Dragonet
  • Tony Bennett - Rags to Riches
  • Eddie Fisher - Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)
  • Doris Day - Secret Love
  • Jo Stafford - Make Love to Me
  • Perry Como - Wanted
  • Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean a Lot
  • The Crew-Cuts - Sh-Boom
  • Rosemary Clooney - Hey There
  • Rosemary Clooney - This Ole House
  • Eddie Fisher - I Need You Now
  • The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
Disc 3:
  • Joan Weber - Let Me Go, Lover
  • Fontane Sisters - Hearts of Stone
  • McGuire Sisters - Sincerely
  • Bill Hayes - The Ballad of Davy Crockett
  • P?rez Prado - Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)
  • Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock
  • Mitch Miller - The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Four Aces - Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing
  • Roger Williams - Autumn Leaves
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
  • Dean Martin - Memories Are Made of This
  • Kay Starr - Rock and Roll Waltz
  • The Platters - The Great Pretender
  • Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua
  • Les Baxter - The Poor People of Paris
  • Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  • Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind
  • Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
  • The Platters - My Prayer
  • Pat Boone - I Almost Lost My Mind
  • Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
  • Jim Lowe - Green Door
  • Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
  • Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues
  • Elvis Presley - Too Much
Disc 4:
  • Pat Boone - Don't Forbid Me
  • Tab Hunter - Young Love
  • Andy Williams - Butterfly
  • Buddy Knox With The Rhythm Orchids - Party Doll
  • Perry Como - Round And Round
  • Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
  • Pat Boone - Love Letters in the Sand
  • Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
  • Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
  • Paul Anka - Diana
  • The Crickets - That'll Be The Day
  • Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb
  • Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
  • Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
  • Sam Cooke - You Send Me
  • Pat Boone - April Love
  • Danny & the Juniors - At the Hop
  • Elvis Presley - Don't
  • The Silhouettes - Get a Job
  • The Champs - Tequila
  • The Platters - Twilight Time
  • David Seville - Witch Doctor
  • Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
  • Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
  • Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
Disc 5:
  • The Coasters - Yakety Yak
  • Perez Prado - Patricia
  • Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
  • Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
  • The Elegants - Little Star
  • Tommy Edwards - It's All in the Game
  • Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
  • The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
  • The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is to Love Him
  • The Chipmunks with David Seville - The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
  • The Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  • Frankie Avalon - Venus
  • The Fleetwoods - Come Softly to Me
  • Dave 'Baby' Cortez - The Happy Organ
  • Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
  • Johnny Horton - The Battle of New Orleans
  • Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
  • Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk o' Love
  • The Browns - The Three Bells
  • Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
  • Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
  • The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
  • Guy Mitchell - Heartaches by the Number
  • Frankie Avalon - Why

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Pop/Rock

Release Date: 11/08/11

UPC: 824046750121

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