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Top Songs of 1959

1958 <-1959-> 1960
    

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1.
10/1959
342

✫1
US


3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Mercury 71474]
written by The Big Bopper (as J. P. Richardson)
2.
08/1959
340

✫1
US


6
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #251]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1960]
[Atco 6147]
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
3.
04/1959
318

2
US


4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Atco 6140]
written by Bobby Darin
4.
03/1959
310

2
US


16
R&B
✫1
UK
hit for Hank Snow in 1953 ; charted as A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight in UK charts
[RCA Victor 47-7506]
written by Bill Trader
5.
06/1959
294

✫1
US


6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10022]
written by Paul Anka
6.
07/1959
283

✫1
US


10
R&B
4
UK
[RCA Victor 47-7600]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Sid Wyche (as Sidney Wyche)
7.
07/1959
282

✫1
US
✫1
country
10
R&B
6
UK
[RCA Victor 7555]
written by Jean Villard, Marc Herrand & Bert Reisfeld
8.
12/1959
275

2
US


3
R&B
3
UK
9.
03/1959
273

4
US




✫1
UK
US: B-side to (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I ; charted as A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight in UK charts
[RCA 47-7506]
written by Sid Wayne & Bix Reichner
10.
10/1959
270

✫1
US


19
R&B
5
UK
[Columbia 41476]
written by Harlan Howard
11.
03/1959
270

✫1
US


5
R&B
6
UK
[Dolton 1]
written by Gretchen Christopher
12.
08/1959
264

4
US
8
country
22
R&B
2
UK
[Cadence 1369]
written by Don Everly
13.
02/1959
252

2
US


2
R&B
6
UK
[novelty]
[Atco 6132]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
14.
04/1959
249

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
16
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1960]
[Columbia 4-41339]
written by Jimmie Driftwood
15.
11/1959
243

3
US


14
R&B
3
UK
[Swan 4043]
written by Joe Turner Layton & Henry Creamer
16.
04/1959
234

2
US


✫1
R&B
9
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10018]
written by Harold Logan & Lloyd Price
17.
08/1959
233

5
US


5
R&B
3
UK
[instrumental]
rock version of "Red River Valley"
[Warwick 509]
written by traditional
18.
08/1959
232

2
US


12
R&B
7
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10040]
written by Paul Anka
19.
12/1959
230

4
US


12
R&B
4
UK
[Decca 30967]
written by Ronnie Self
20.
05/1959
228

5
US


10
R&B
3
UK
[MGM 12793]
written by George Goehring & Edna Lewis
21.
12/1959
226

2
US
✫1
country
13
R&B
12
UK
[RCA Victor 7643]
written by Joe Allison & Audrey Allison
22.
11/1959
225

✫1
US
✫1
country


19
UK
[Columbia 4-41511]
written by Marty Robbins
23.
01/1959
222

5
US


28
R&B
3
UK
as Chris Barber's Jazz Band
[instrumental]
[Laurie 3022]
written by Sidney Bechet
24.
02/1959
222

✫1
US


10
R&B
16
UK
[Chancellor 1031]
written by Ed Marshall
25.
02/1959
217

5
US




3
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
[Dot 45-15911]
written by Marty Bloom, Ernest Breur & Billy Rose
26.
07/1959
217

✫1
US


4
R&B
22
UK
[instrumental]
[Canadian American 103]
written by Santo Farina & Johnny Farina
27.
11/1959
216

✫1
US


6
R&B
20
UK
[Chancellor 1045]
written by Bob Marcucci (as Robert Marcucci) & Peter De Angelis
28.
02/1959
214

13
US




✫1
UK
[Coral 62074]
written by Paul Anka
29.
06/1959
211

14
US




✫1
UK
[Kapp 277]
written by Jerry Keller
30.
12/1959
198

✫1
US


5
R&B
37
UK
[MGM 12845]
written by Jean Dinning & Red Surrey
31.
10/1959
192

9
US


27
R&B
3
UK
[dedicated to Carole King]
[RCA Victor 7595]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
32.
03/1959
191

9
US


30
R&B
3
UK
B side to Never Be Anyone Else But You
[Imperial 5565]
written by Dorsey Burnette
33.
04/1959
189

✫1
US


✫1
R&B


[Fury 1023]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
34.
09/1959
187

4
US


17
R&B
9
UK
[instrumental]
[Original Sound 5]
written by Sandy Nelson & Art Laboe (as Art Egnoian)
35.
07/1959
184

30
US




✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Drifters
[ABC 10042]
written by Lionel Bart
36.
09/1959
183

✫1
US


3
R&B


[Dolton 5]
written by Dewayne Blackwell
37.
07/1959
181

7
US


5
R&B
7
UK
[Mercury 71477]
written by Sherman Edwards & Hal David
38.
03/1959
180

✫1
US


5
R&B


[instrumental]
[Clock 1009]
written by Dave Baby Cortez & Kurt Wood
39.
09/1959
179

4
US


7
R&B
13
UK
[instrumental]
#1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1940
[Rendezvous 110]
written by Joe Garland & Andy Razaf
40.
03/1959
177

2
US


14
R&B
28
UK
[Cub 9022]
written by Artie Zwirn & Harry Giosasi
41.
08/1959
176

3
US


✫1
R&B
23
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10032]
written by Harold Logan & Lloyd Price
42.
05/1959
171

4
US
✫1
country
11
R&B
24
UK
[Columbia 41393]
written by John D. Loudermilk & Marijohn Wilkin
43.
10/1959
167

10
US


2
R&B
7
UK
[United Artists 185]
written by Billy Davis [Roquel Davis] (as Tyran Carlo), Gwen Gordy (as Gwen Fuqua), Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.) & Marv Johnson
44.
07/1959
167

2
US


✫1
R&B


as Phil Phillips & the Twilights
[Mercury 71465]
written by Phil Phillips & George Khoury
45.
09/1959
167

2
US


✫1
R&B


[RCA Victor 7591]
written by Bobby Worth
46.
06/1959
166

2
US


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #193]
[Atlantic 2025]
written by Benjamin Nelson, Lover Patterson & George Treadwell
47.
05/1959
161

106
US




✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[Cub 9034]
written by Russ Conway (as Trevor Stanford)
48.
10/1959
159







✫1
UK
49.
10/1959
159







✫1
UK
as Cliff Richard & The Shadows
written by Roy Bennett & Sid Tepper
50.
02/1959
159







✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[Capitol 4188]
written by Russ Conway (as Trevor Stanford)
51.
08/1959
159







✫1
UK
written by Sam Cooke
52.
11/1959
158







✫1
UK
written by Les Vandyke
53.
08/1959
157

7
US


✫1
R&B
15
UK
[Atco 6146]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
54.
10/1959
155

8
US


2
R&B
11
UK
[Imperial 5629]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino), John Marascalco & Tommy Boyce
55.
11/1959
154

7
US


10
R&B
11
UK
US B side to God Bless America
[MGM 12841]
written by Edgar Leslie & Lawrence Wright
56.
08/1959
151

8
US


✫1
R&B
14
UK
B side to I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
[Imperial 5606]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
57.
11/1959
151

3
US


16
R&B
30
UK
[Signet 275]
written by Wayne Shanklin
58.
11/1959
148

4
US


13
R&B
28
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10064]
written by Paul Anka
59.
05/1959
146

6
US


13
R&B
17
UK
[Swan 4031]
written by Bob Crewe, Frank Slay & Frederick Picariello
60.
02/1959
145

6
US




14
UK
[Imperial 5565]
written by Baker Knight
61.
04/1959
144

4
US


30
R&B
27
UK
[novelty]
[Warner 5047]
written by Irving Taylor
62.
01/1959
144

3
US


✫1
R&B


[Mercury 71394]
written by Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks & Clyde Otis
63.
06/1959
138

9
US


17
R&B
11
UK
[instrumental]
[Jamie 1126]
written by Al Casey & Duane Eddy
64.
06/1959
136







2
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
written by Jimmie Driftwood
65.
06/1959
136







2
UK
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
66.
02/1959
136

3
US


5
R&B


[Crystalette 724]
written by Mickie Grant
67.
09/1959
135

7
US
11
country


18
UK
[Dot 45-15968]
written by T. Texas Tyler
68.
06/1959
132

9
US




11
UK
[Imperial 5595]
written by Johnny Burnette
69.
04/1959
131

3
US


11
R&B


[Decca 30803]
written by Hal David & Lee Pockriss
70.
04/1959
130

5
US




28
UK
[Laurie 3027]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
71.
06/1959
129

3
US


14
R&B


[Big Top 3016]
written by traditional, Eliot Daniel & Larry Morey
72.
06/1959
127

3
US


15
R&B


[Chancellor 1037]
written by Ollie Jones
73.
12/1959
127

3
US


19
R&B


#1 hit for Hal Kemp & His Orchestra in 1937
[Laurie 3044]
written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
74.
10/1959
124

12
US


10
R&B
12
UK
[Columbia 41483]
written by Erroll Garner & Johnny Burke
75.
07/1959
123

29
US




5
UK
#1 hit for Nat King Cole in 1950
[MGM 12804]
written by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston
76.
04/1959
123

4
US


11
R&B


as The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny
[instrumental]
[Liberty 55162]
written by Les Baxter
77.
02/1959
121

3
US






as David Seville and The Chipmunks
written by David Seville (as Ross Bagdasarian Sr.)
78.
06/1959
119

30
US


20
R&B
6
UK
[Capitol 4214]
written by Jimmy Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn
79.
10/1959
118

6
US


✫1
R&B


[Mercury 71512]
written by Bobby Stevenson
80.
06/1959
118

27
US




6
UK
written by Henry Mancini
81.
07/1959
117

6
US


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #10]
[Atlantic 2031]
written by Ray Charles
82.
11/1959
115







3
UK
83.
09/1959
115







3
UK
84.
05/1959
115







3
UK
[London 1871]
written by Jerry Lordan
85.
03/1959
115







3
UK
written by Ritchie Valens
86.
01/1959
115







3
UK
written by Gordon Parsons
87.
10/1959
114

15
US


2
R&B
17
UK
US B side to True Love, True Love
[Atlantic 2040]
written by George Treadwell, Irving Nahan, Jerry Leiber, Lewis Lebish & Mike Stoller
88.
07/1959
113

9
US




19
UK
B side to Just a Little Too Much
[Imperial 5595]
written by Baker Knight
89.
07/1959
111

20
US


27
R&B
9
UK
[RCA Victor 7529]
written by Floyd Robinson
90.
01/1959
111

11
US




15
UK
written by Larry Markes & Richard Charles Krieg (as Dick Charles)
91.
07/1959
111

16
US


29
R&B
11
UK
as David Seville and The Chipmunks
[novelty]
[Liberty 55200]
written by Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams & Grant Clarke
92.
09/1959
110

5
US


20
R&B


[Cadence 1370]
written by Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder & W. S. Stevenson
93.
03/1959
109

35
US




6
UK
[Columbia 41355]
written by William Tennyson (as Bill Tennyson)
94.
01/1959
109

5
US


20
R&B


with the DeLons
[Fernwood 109]
written by Gerald Nelson (as Gerald H. Nelson) & Fred Burch (as Fred B. Burch)
95.
12/1959
108

5
US


19
R&B


[Ace 575]
written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
96.
03/1959
108

5
US


27
R&B


[instrumental]
[Hunt 324]
written by Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith (as Arthur Smith [Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith])
97.
12/1959
107







4
UK
written by Elmer Bernstein
98.
02/1959
104

15
US




13
UK
99.
09/1959
103

9
US




25
UK
100.
04/1959
101

12
US


3
R&B
28
UK
[Mercury 71443]
written by Brook Benton & Clyde Otis

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