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'The Rock Book of Lists'
« on: April 27, 2004, 11:48:08 PM »


Biggest selling singles of the 1950s

United States

01. Don`t Be Cruel / Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (1956)
02. Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone (1957)
03. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets (1954)
04. The Chipmunk Song - Chipmunks (1958)
05. Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio (1959)
06. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley (1956)
07. Diana - Paul Anka (1957)
08. Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page (1950)
09. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley (1957)
10. Volare - Domenico Modugno (1958)
11. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley (1960)
12. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley (1957)
13. (How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page (1953)
14. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley (1956)
15. Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell (1956)
16. Catch A Falling Star / Magic Moments - Perry Como (1958)
17. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin (1959)
18. Cry / The Little White Cloud That Cried - Johnny Ray (1951)
19. (Now And Then There`s) A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
20. This Ole House - Rosemary Clooney (1954)
21. It`s All In The Game - Tommy Edwards (1958)
22. Too Much - Elvis Presley (1957)
23. Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man) - Anton Karas (1950)
24. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd (1952)
25. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)
26. A Big Hunk O`Love - Elvis Presley (1959)
27. Mona Lisa - Nat 'King' Cole (1950)
28. Don`t / I Beg Of You - Elvis Presley (1959)
29. I Believe - Frankie Laine (1953)
30. Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (1950)

Best selling albums of the 1950s

United States

01. South Pacific - Soundtrack (1958)
02. My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast (1956)
03. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Van Cliburn (1958)
04. Radio Bloopers - Kermit Schaefer (1953)
05. Johnny`s Greatest Hits - Johnny Mathis (1958)
06. Sing We Now Of Christmas (Little Drummer Boy) - Harry Simeone Chorale (1958)
07. Knockers Up - Rusty Warren (1959)
08. West Side Story - Original Broadway Cast (1957)
09. Hymns - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1956)
10. Oklahoma - Soundtrack (1955)

United Kingdom

01. South Pacific - Soundtrack (1958)
02. My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast (1956)
03. Oklahoma - Soundtrack (1955)
04. Songs For Swinging Lovers - Frank Sinatra (1956)
05. West Side Story - Original Broadway Cast (1957)
06. Lonnie Donegan Showcase - Lonnie Donegan (1956)
07. Come Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra (1959)
08. Elvis` Golden Records - Elvis Presley (1958)
09. My Fair Lady - London Cast (1958)
10. The King And I - Soundtrack (1956)

Best selling singles of the 1960s

United States

01. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles (1964)
02. The Ballad Of The Green Berets - S.Sgt. Barry Sadler (1966)
03. It`s Now Or Never - Elvis Presley (1960)
04. Hey Jude - The Beatles (1968)
05. Love Is Blue - Orchester Paul Mauriat (1968)
06. Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley (1968)
07. I`m A Believer - The Monkees (1966)
08. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1968)
09. Sugar Sugar - The Archies (1969)
10. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro (1968)
11. Can`t Buy Me Love - The Beatles (1964)
12. She Loves You - The Beatles (1964)
13. The Twist - Chubby Checker (1960)
14. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells (1969)
15. The Letter - Box Tops (1967)
16. Aquarias/Let The Sunshine - The Fifth Dimension (1969)
17. I Can`t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles (1962)
18. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (1969)
19. Raindrops Keep Fallin` On My Head - B.J. Thomas (1969)
20. Get Back - The Beatles (1969)
21. In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans (1969)
22. Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry (1967)
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley (1960)
24. To Sir With Love - Lulu (1967)
25. Daydream Believer - The Monkees (1967)
26. Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith Orchestra
27. Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
28. Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong (1964)
29. Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers (1967)
30. I Feel Fine - The Beatles (1964)

United Kingdom

01. She Loves You - The Beatles (1963)
02. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles (1963)
03. Tears - Ken Dodd (1965)
04. Can`t Buy Me Love - The Beatles (1964)
05. I Feel Fine - The Beatles (1964)
06. The Carnival Is Over - The Seekers (1965)
07. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper - The Beatles (1965)
08. Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
09. It`s Now Or Never - Elvis Presley (1960)
10. Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones (1966)
11. The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
12. I Remember You - Frank Ifield (1962)
13. Stranger On The Shore - Mr Acker Bilk (1961)
14. The Young Ones - Cliff Richard (1962)
15. Sugar Sugar - The Archies (1969)
16. The Next Time / Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard (1963)
17. Telstar - Tornados (1962)
18. Help! - The Beatles (1965)
19. Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris (1969)
20. Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five (1964)
21. Needles And Pins - The Searchers (1963)
22. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Cilla Black (1964)
23. Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield (1962)
24. Hey Jude - The Beatles (1968)
25. I Love You Because - Jim Reeves (1964)
26. You`ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers (1963)
27. There Goes My Everything - Engelbert Humperdinck (1967)
28. I Won`t Forget You - Jim Reeves (1964)
29. A Hard Day`s Night - The Beatles (1964)
30. The Last Time - The Rolling Stones (1965)

Best selling albums of the 1960s

United States

01. The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack (1965)
02. Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (1967)
03. The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles (1968)
04. West Side Story - Soundtrack (1961)
05. Mary Poppins - Soundtrack (1964)
06. Meet The Beatles! - The Beatles (1964)
07. The First Family - Vaughan Meader (1962)
08. Abbey Road - The Beatles (1969)
09. Hair - Original Broadway Cast (1968)
10. Whipped Cream And Other Delights - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1965)
11. The Monkees - The Monkees (1966)
12. More Of The Monkees - The Monkees (1967)
13. John Fitzgerald Kennedy - Memorial Album (1963)
14. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)
15. Beatles '65 - The Beatles (1964)
16. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles (1967)
17. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (1969)
18. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly (1968)
19. A Hard Day`s Night - The Beatles (1964)
20. S.R.O. - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1966)

United Kingdom

01. The Sound Of Music - Soundtrack (1965)
02. With The Beatles - The Beatles (1963)
03. Beatles For Sale - The Beatles (1964)
04. Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (1967)
05. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)
06. West Side Story - Soundtrack (1961)
07. The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles (1968)
08. Revolver - The Beatles (1966)
09. A Hard Day`s Night - The Beatles (1964)
10. Abbey Road - The Beatles (1969)
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Re: 'The Rock Book of Lists'
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2004, 11:46:40 AM »

Thanks for that Wolf - a very interesting read! :)

Is there a top 20 for the UK?

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Re: 'The Rock Book of Lists'
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 11:50:08 AM »

I thought Hey Jude was the biggest selling single of the 60's, since it spent 8 weeks at number one. 
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Re: 'The Rock Book of Lists'
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 11:54:55 AM »

I think in the UK, She Loves You spent the same amount of time at No.1 but that was on two seperate occasions in 1963.

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Re: 'The Rock Book of Lists'
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2004, 07:50:46 PM »

[quote by=Wayne_L. link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1083109688,s=2 date=1083153008]I thought Hey Jude was the biggest selling single of the 60's, since it spent 8 weeks at number one.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2004, 07:51:41 PM »

[quote by=The_End link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1083109688,s=3 date=1083153295]I think in the UK, She Loves You spent the same amount of time at No.1 but that was on two seperate occasions in 1963.[/quote]

"She Loves You" spent 4 weeks at #1, then slipped to #2 (for 7 weeks), and then returned to #1 for 2 weeks - 6 weeks in total.
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Re: 'The Rock Book of Lists'
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2004, 10:26:43 PM »

[quote by=Wolf link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1083109688,s=5 date=1083181901]

"She Loves You" spent 4 weeks at #1, then slipped to #2 (for 7 weeks), and then returned to #1 for 2 weeks - 6 weeks in total.[/quote]

Thanks for the infoWolf :)

I knew it got there twice, I wasn't sure how long in total though.
 

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