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USA No. 1 hits -- 1950s

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1950
96 04 Jan Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry 1
97 11 Jan I Can Dream Can't I Andrews Sisters & Gordon Jenkins 4
98 08 Feb Rag Mop Ames Brothers 1
99 15 Feb Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley 4
100 15 Mar Music Music Music Teresa Brewer 4
101 12 Apr If I Knew You Were Comin' Eileen Barton 2
102 26 Apr Third Man Theme Anton Karas 11
103 12 Jul Mona Lisa Nat King Cole 5
104 16 Aug Goodnight Irene Weavers & Gordon Jenkins 13
105 15 Nov Harbour Lights Sammy Kaye 2
106 29 Nov The Thing Phil Harris 4
107 27 Dec Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 9
1951
108 28 Feb If Perry Como 1
109 07 Mar Be My Love Mario Lanza 1
  14 Mar If Perry Como 5
110 18 Apr How High The Moon Les Paul & Mary Ford 9
111 20 Jun Too Young Nat King Cole
5
112 25 Jul Come On-A My House
Rosemary Clooney 6
113 05 Sep Because Of You Tony Bennett 8
114 31 Oct Cold Cold Heart Tony Bennett 6
115 12 Dec It's No Sin Eddy Howard
2
116 26 Dec Cry Johnnie Ray 11
1952
117 12 Mar Wheel Of Fortune
Kay Starr 9
118 14 May Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
4 - 1=
119 05 Jun Here In My Heart
Al Martino 1=
  11 Jun Blue Tango Leroy Anderson 1
  18 Jun Here In My Heart Al Martino 2
120 02 Jul Delicado Percy Faith
1
121 09 Jul Auf Wiederseh'N Sweetheart
Vera Lynn 9
122 10 Sep You Belong To Me
Jo Stafford 5
123 15 Oct I Went To Your Wedding
Patti Page 5
124 19 Nov It's In The Book Johnny Standley
1
125 26 Nov Why Don't You Believe Me Joni James
4
126 24 Dec I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jimmy Boyd 2
1954
127 07 Jan Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Perry Como 5
128 11 Feb Till I Waltz Again With You
Teresa Brewer 5
129 18 Mar How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
Patti Page 8
130 13 May Song From Moulin Rouge
Percy Faith 10
131 22 Jul I'm Walking Behind You Eddie Fisher 2
132 05 Aug Vaya Con Dios Les Paul And Mary Ford
9
133 07 Oct St. George And The Dragonet
Stan Freberg 4
  04 Nov Vaya Con Dios Les Paul And Mary Ford 2
134 18 Nov Rags Tp Riches Tony Bennett
6
135 30 Dec Oh Mein Papa Eddie Fisher
8
1954
136 24 Feb Secret Love Doris Day 2
137 10 Mar Make Love To Me
Jo Stafford 1
  17 Mar Secret Love Doris Day 1
  24 Mar Make Love To Me Jo Stafford 2
138 07 Apr Wanted Perry Como 8
139 02 Jun Little Things Mean A Lot
Kitty Kallen 9
140 04 Aug Sh-Boom Crew-Cuts
7
141 22 Sep Hey There Rosemary Clooney
6
142 03 Nov This Ole House Rosemary Clooney
1
143 10 Nov I Need You Now Eddie Fisher 3
144 01 Dec Mr. Sandman Chordettes 8
1955
145 22 Jan Let Me Go Lover Joan Weber 3
146 05 Feb Hearts Of Stone Fontane Sisters 1
147 12 Feb Sincerely McGuire Sisters 6
148 26 Mar The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Bill Hayes 5
149 30 Apr Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White Perez Prado 10
150 09 Jul Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & The Comets 8
151 03 Sep The Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller 5
152 08 Oct Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Four Aces 1
  15 Oct The Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller 1
  22 Oct Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Four Aces 1
153 29 Oct Autumn Leaves Roger Williams 2
  12 Nov Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Four Aces 3
154 03 Dec Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 5
1956 - charts now compiled & published by Billboard
155 14 Jan Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin 5
156 18 Feb The Great Pretender Platters 1 + 1=
157 25 Feb Rock & Roll Waltz Kay Starr 3 + 1=
158 24 Mar Poor People Of Paris Les Baxter 6
159 05 May Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 6 + 1=
160 23 Jun The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant 6 + 1=
161 04 Aug I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone 2
162 18 Aug My Prayer Platters 4 + 1=
163 15 Sep Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 6 + 1=
164 03 Nov Green Door Jim Lowe 3 + 1=
165 24 Nov Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2 + 2=
166 08 Dec Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell 7 + 2=
1957
167 09 Feb Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone 1
168 16 Feb Young Love Tab Hunter 6
169 30 Mar Butterfly Andy Williams 3
170 20 Apr All Shook Up Elvis Presley 7 + 1=
171 20 Apr Round & Round Perry Como 1 =
172 10 Jun Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone 5
173 15 Jul Teddy Bear Elvis Presley 7
174 02 Sep Tammy Debbie Reynolds 5
175 07 Oct Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers 2
176 21 Oct Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 2
177 04 Nov Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 6
178 16 Dec You Send Me Sam Cooke 3
179 30 Dec April Love Pat Boone 1
1959
180 06 Jan At The Hop Danny & The Juniors 7
181 24 Feb Get A Job Silhouettes 2
182 10 Mar Don't Elvis Presley 1
183 17 Mar Tequila Champs 5
184 21 Apr Twilight Time Platters 1
185 28 Apr Witch Doctor David Seville 3
186 19 May All I Have To Do Is Dream Everly Brothers 3
187 09 Jun Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley 6
188 21 Jul Yakety Yak Coasters 1
189 28 Jul Patricia Perez Prado 2
190 04 Aug Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson 2
191 18 Aug Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu Domenico Modugno 1
192 25 Aug Little Star Elegants 1
  01 Sep Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu Domenico Modugno 4
193 29 Sep It's All In The Game Tommy Edwards 6
194 10 Nov It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 1
195 17 Nov Tom Dooley Kingston Trio 1
  24 Nov It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 1
196 01 Dec To Know Him Is To Love Him Teddy Bears 3
197 22 Dec The Chipmunk Song Chipmunks with David Seville 4
1959
198 19 Jan Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters 3
199 09 Feb Stagger Lee Lloyd Price 4
200 09 Mar Venus Frankie Avalon 5
201 13 Apr Come Softly To Me Fleetwoods 4
202 11 May The Happy Organ Dave 'Baby' Cortez 1
203 18 May Kansas City Wilbert Harrison 2
204 01 Jun The Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton 6
205 13 Jul Lonely Boy Paul Anka 4
206 10 Aug A Big Hunk O' Love Elvis Presley 2
207 24 Aug The Three Bells Browns 4
208 21 Sep Sleep Walk Santo & Johnny 2
209 05 Oct Mack The Knife Bobby Darin 6
210 16 Nov Mr. Blue Fleetwoods 1
  23 Nov Mack The Knife Bobby Darin 3
211 14 Dec Heartaches By The Number Guy Mitchell 2
212 28 Dec Why Franklie Avalon 1