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Song of the Year 1955

 


Maybellene - Chuck Berry


Billboard Top 40 of 1955

 


Sincerely - McGuire Sisters

 

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
2. Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
3. Earth Angel - Penguins
4. Only You - 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. Memories Are Made Of This - Dean Martin
10. Yellow Rose Of Texas - Mitch Miller
11. Sincerely - McGuire Sisters
12. Learnin' The Blues - Frank Sinatra
13. Hearts Of Stone - Fontaine Sisters
14. Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
15. The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Bill Hayes
16. Unchained Melody - Les Baxter
17. Tina Marie - Perry Como
18. Let Me Go Lover - Patti Page
19. Ain't That A Shame - Pat Boone
20. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
21. Daddy-O - Fontane Sisters
22. Melody Of Love - Frank Sinatra & Ray Anthony
23. It's A Sin To Tell a Lie - Somethin' Smith and The Redheads
24. Tweedlee Dee - LaVern Baker
25. Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs
26. Good and Lonesome - Kay Starr
27. The Shifting Whispering Sands - Billy Vaughn
28. Whatever Lola Wants - Sarah Vaughan
29. Suddenly There's A Valley - Gogi Grant
30. The Popcorn Song - Cliffie Stone
31. If I May - Nat King Cole
32. Teenage Prayer - Gale Storm
33. Seventeen - Fontane Sisters
34. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces
35. The Breeze And I - Caterina Valente
36. Are You Satisfied? - Rusty Draper
37. I Hear You Knocking - Gale Storm
38. Unchained Melody - June Valli
39. Wake The Town and Tell The People - Les Baxter
40. The Bandit (O' Cangaceirno) - Eddie Barclay

 

 

Top Albums of 1955

 

miles davis 1955

Miles Davis does 6 albums

 

Day Dreams - Doris Day
Blue Moods - Miles Davis
Clifford Brown with Strings - Clifford Brown
Cloud 7 - Tony Bennett
Concert by the Sea - Erroll Garner
Dinner in Caracas - Aldemaro Romero
Doris Day in Hollywood - Doris Day
Eddie Fisher Sings Academy Award Winning Songs - Eddie Fisher
Especially for You... - Teresa Brewer
Four Brothers - The Ames Brothers
Happy Holiday - Jo Stafford
The Hi-Lo's, I Presume - The Hi-Lo’s
I Cry for You - Johnnie Ray
I Love You - Eddie Fisher
I'm in the Mood for Love - Eddie Fisher
In a Blue Mood - Kay Starr
In a Romantic Mood - Oscar Peterson
In the Land of Hi-Fi - Sarah Vaughan
In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
Jazz Spectacular - Frankie Laine & Buck Clayton
Julie Is Her Name - Julie London
Love Me or Leave Me - Doris Day
Lovers' Laine - Frankie Laine
Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant - Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
Memory Songs - Jo Stafford
Miles Davis Volume 1 - Miles Davis
Miles Davis Volume 2 - Miles Davis
Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Davis
The Misty Miss Christy - June Christy
Moments to Remember - The Four Lads
Music Ala Carte - The Crew Cuts
Musings of Miles - Miles Davis
Noël Coward at Las Vegas - Noël Coward
Oklahoma! - Original Broadway Cast
Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie - Oscar Peterson
The One, the Only Kay Starr - Kay Starr
Quintet/Sextet - Miles Davis
Rain or Shine - Dick Haymes
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
Romance on the Range - Patti Page
Satch Plays Fats - Louis Armstrong
Shake, Rattle and Roll - Bill Haley & His Comets
So Smooth - Perry Como
Soft and Sentimental - Jo Stafford
Songs of Scotland - Jo Stafford
Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues - Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald
Study in Brown - Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Swingin' Down Yonder - Dean Martin
Thelonious Monk plays the Music of Duke Ellington - Thelonious Monk
Voice of our Choice - Guy Mitchell

 

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1955

 

pajama game 1955

 

Outstanding Musical: The Pajama Game
Outstanding Musical Actor: Walter Slezak, Fanny
Outstanding Musical Actress: Mary Martin, Peter Pan
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actor: Cyril Ritchard, Peter Pan
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actress: Carol Haney, The Pajama Game
Outstanding Choreographer: Bob Fosse, The Pajama Game

 

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Music News 1955

 


AMERICAN BANDSTAND 1955

 

 

The first American Bandstand was broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV. Substitute host Dick Clark became the regular host in 1956. American Bandstand

 

 

 

 

 

 

fats domino 1955WINS radio and Disc Jockey Allan Freed announced they would not play white cover versions of Black R&B artists. Namely the rollicking Ain't It A Shame version by Fats Domino would be played rather than the Pat Boone version which was a pile of crap.

 

 

elvis louisiana hayride 1955

 

 

 

Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on the show Louisiana Hayride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular 1955

 

Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford



 

R & B / Rock & Roll 1955

 

 


Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins

 

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

 

Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Teenagers
Ain't It A Shame - Fats Domino

Country & Western 1955

 


 

johnny cash 1955Folsom Prison Blues was the first hit song by Johnny Cash. He had written it while in the Army in 1951 after seeing a movie of the same name. The mix of country, trains, prison and a bit of the emerging Rock and Roll made it his signature song for the rest of his life. Folsom City Blues

  

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