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1955's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Autumn Leaves was a huge song in 1955. It was released by Roger Williams (#1 on Billboard Charts), Steve Allen, Mitch Miller, Jackie Gleason, Victor Young, and The Ray Charles Singers. Based on the 1945 French song "Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") it had a pretty good run, considering it was competing with that new Rock and Roll music!
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Pat Boone, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Lena Horne, Al Hibbler, and Jaye P. Morgan, who later judged on the 70's game show, "The Gong Show."

1955's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Moments To Remember - The Four Lads
2. Love Me or Leave Me - Lena Horne
3. Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone
4. Love is a Many-Splendored Thing - Four Aces
5. Sincerely - The Moonglows
6. Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
7. Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler
8. The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
9. Alabama Jubilee - Ferko Stringband
10. Melody of Love - Billy Vaughn

1955's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
2. Let Me Go Lover - Joan Weber
3. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
4. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
5. Cry Me A River - Julie London
6. Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Robins
7. You Tickle Me Baby - Royal Jokers
8. Band of Gold - Kit Carson
9. The Breeze and I - Caterina Valente
10. Autumn Leave - Jackie Gleason

1955's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets
2. Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino
3. Maybelline - Chuck Berry
4. Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs
5. Tweedlee Dee - LaVern Baker
6. Hearts of Stone - The Fontane Sisters
7. Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Robins
8. Seventeen - Boyd Bennett
9. Sincerely - The Maguire Sisters
10. Honey Babe - Art Mooney

1955's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List

1. When You Dance - The Turbans
2. Only You - The Platters
3. Speedoo - Cadillacs
4. Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Robins
5. Close Your Eyes - The Five Keys
6. You Baby You - Cleftones
7. Come Back My Love - Wrens
8. Lily Maebelle - Valentines
9. I'll Be Forever Loving You - El Dorados
10. WPLJ - Four Deuces

PCM's 1955 Top 10 Hit List

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
2. Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
3. Earth Angel - The Penguins
4. Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters
5. Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino
6. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
7. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
8. Same Old Saturday Night - Frank Sinatra
9. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces
10. Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
Send Your suggestions and corrections to -PCM Song Suggestions

More 1955 Trivia:

1955 Oscars
1955 In History

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