4CD Set: GVC5001

BC: 827565060054


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BRITISH HIT SINGLES - January 1950 - December 1959

108 #1 BEST SELLING 78s OF THE 1950s


CD1 1. DORIS DAY Canadian Capers 2. TERESA BREWER Music! Music! Music! 3. BILL SNYDER Bewitched 4. MITCH MILLER Tenza, Tenza, Tenza 5. PEREZ PRADO Mambo Jambo 6. PHIL HARRIS The Thing 7. LES PAUL Little Rock Getaway 8. TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD The Shot Gun Boogie 9. GUY MITCHELL My Heart Cries For You 10. MARIO LANZA Be My Love 11. HUE LEE Rose, Rose I Love You 12. GUY MITCHELL My Truly Truly Fair 13. JIMMY YOUNG Too Young 14. DORIS DAY Lullaby Of Broadway 15. FRANKIE LAINE AND JO STAFFORD Hey Good Lookin’ 16. NAT KING COLE Unforgettable 17. JO STAFFORD Shrimp Boats 18. JOHNNIE RAY Cry 19. THE FOUR ACES Tell Me Why 20. KAY STARR Wheel Of Fortune 21. NAT KING COLE Route 66 22. JOHNNIE RAY Walking My Baby Back Home 23. THE FOUR ACES I’m Yours 24. LES PAUL Meet Mr. Callaghan 25. AL MARTINO Here In My Heart 26. JO STAFFORD You Belong To Me 27. KAY STARR Comes A- Long A-Love

CD3 1. THE JOHNSTON BROTHERS Hernando’s Hideaway 2. BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS Rock Around The Clock 3. TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD Sixteen Tons 4. DEAN MARTIN Memories Are Made Of This 5. THE DREAMWEAVERS It’s Almost Tomorrow 6. KAY STARR Rock And Roll Waltz 7. WINIFRED ATWELL Poor People Of Paris 8. RONNIE HILTON No Other Love 9. PAT BOONE I’ll Be Home 10. FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS Why Do Fools Fall In Love 11. DORIS DAY Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) 12. ANNE SHELTON Lay Down Your Arms 1 13. FRANKIE LAINE A Woman In Love 14. JOHNNIE RAY Just Walkin’ In The Rain 15. TOMMY STEELE Singing The Blues 16. FRANKIE VAUGHAN The Garden Of Eden 17. TAB HUNTER Young Love 18. LONNIE DONEGAN Cumberland Gap 19. GUY MITCHELL Rock A Billy 20. ANDY WILLIAMS Butterfly 21. JOHNNIE RAY Yes Tonight Josephine 22. LONNIE DONEGAN Puttin’ On The Style 23. ELVIS PRESLEY All Shook Up 24. PAUL ANKA Diana 25. THE CRICKETS That’ll Be The Day 26. JERRY LEE LEWIS Great Balls Of Fire 27. ELVIS PRESLEY Jailhouse Rock


CD2 1. EDDIE FISHER Outside Of Heaven 2. PERRY COMO Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes 3. GUY MITCHELL She Wears Red Feathers 4. THE STARGAZERS Broken Wings 5. LITA ROZA (How Much) Is That Doggie In The Window 6. FRANKIE LAINE I Believe 7. EDDIE FISHER ft. SALLY SWEETLAND I’m Walking Behind You 8. GUY MITCHELL Look At That Girl 9. FRANKIE LAINE Answer Me 10. EDDIE CALVERT Oh, Mein Papa 11. THE STARGAZERS I See The Moon 12. JOHNNIE RAY Such A Night 1 13. DORIS DAY Secret Love 14. KITTY KALLEN Little Things Mean A Lot 15. FRANK SINATRA Three Coins In The Fountain 16. DON CORNELL Hold My Hand 17. ROSEMARY CLOONEY This Ole House 18. DICKIE VALENTINE The Finger Of Suspicion 19. ROSEMARY CLOONEY & THE MELLOWMEN Mambo Italiano 20. RUBY MURRAY Softly Softly 21. TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD Give Me Your Word 22. TONY BENNETT Stranger In Paradise 23. EDDIE CALVERT Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White 24. JIMMY YOUNG Unchained Melody 25. ALMA COGAN Dreamboat 26. SLIM WHITMAN Rose Marie 27. JIMMY YOUNG The Man From Laramie

CD4 1. MICHAEL HOLLIDAY The Story Of My Life 2. PERRY COMO Magic Moments 3. MARVIN RAINWATER Whole Lotta Woman 4. CONNIE FRANCIS Who’s Sorry Now 5. VIC DAMONE On The Street Where You Live 6. THE EVERLY BROTHERS All I Have To Do Is Dream 7. KALIN TWINS When 8. CONNIE FRANCIS Stupid Cupid 9. TOMMY EDWARDS It’s All In The Game 10. LORD ROCKINGHAM’S XI Hoots Mon 11. CONWAY TWITTY It’s Only Make Believe 12. JANE MORGAN The Days The Rains Came 13. ELVIS PRESLEY I Got Stung 14. SHIRLEY BASSEY As I Love You 15. THE PLATTERS Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 16. RUSS CONWAY Side Saddle 17. BUDDY HOLLY It Doesn’t Matter Anymore 18. ELVIS PRESLEY A Fool Such As I 19. RUSS CONWAY Roulette 20. BOBBY DARIN Dream Lover 21. CLIFF RICHARD Living Doll 22. CRAIG DOUGLAS Only Sixteen 23. JERRY KELLER Here Comes Summer 24. BOBBY DARIN Mack The Knife 25. CLIFF RICHARD Travellin’ Light 26. ADAM FAITH What Do You Want 27. EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?


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Released as a companion set to THE BRITISH HIT SINGLES (4CD SET GVC4001) January 1940 - December 1949 THE NUMBER 1 HITS OF THE 1940


and part of a project based around the newly published “THE BRITISH HIT SINGLES” (BOOK ISBN: 978-0-9576881-0-0) The Missing Charts.

A 300 page hardback book listing the week by week Top 30 charts from January 1940 - October 1952.

Now many years after the event, these Missing Charts represent the first meaningful attempt to provide a fascinating insight into the records which British consumers were buying before the birth of the first ‘official’ charts in 1952.
Based on actual sales to retailers. So here are gathered 108 of the number one best selling records of the 1950s.